SEPARATION CR CONTINUITY, WHICH?
A COLORED MAN'S REPLY TO BISHOP FOSTERr
THE AUTHOR AND THE BOOK.
i HERE has recently appeared in the literary world a-
-5 book written by Bishop Foster, of the . Methodist
Episcopal Church, entitled, "Union of Episcopal Methodisms."'
Is it right for any official to advise the church to proceed
with a measure that cannot be vindicated upon the principles.
of Christianity and when it is injurious torthe prosperity of any
of her constituency?
There is no doubt but what his utterances have been very
cordially received by persons in and out of the Methodist
Episcopal Church. It may help to strengthen the convictions
of some of those within as to the future of the colored man,.
and prove to be an agent to help to extend the work of some
without. After carefully examining the words, sentences and
the conclusions reached by the author, we can truly say that
none throughout the length and breadth of the Methodist
Episcopal Church have sufficient cause to feel the baneful
effect of the book, so much as the 250,000 colored members..
When we consider that the church is composed of nearly every
nationality upon the globe and none are invited to separate, be
set up or apart but the colored people, it is enough to stir the