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recommend it to our readers as an addittional auxiliary in combating against, and defeating the pernicious errors concerning the nature and object of redemption, and also concerning the doctrines of atonement and justification which so generally prevail at the present time. The author has first stated from undoubted authorities, the tenets which are commonly maintained on these subjects in the Church of Scotland, and, generally, throughout the Christain church; he then proceeds to shew, from the light of genuine doctrine, how untenable these tenets are, and how much they darken the mind as to every thing truly spiritual and heavenly, and keep it bound to earth, instead of enabling it to rise to heaven. The fruits of these erroneous and pernicious doctrines have all along, from the days of Calvin, Knox, and Luther, been abundantly manifest in the church; but these fruits were probably never so bitter to the taste, giving rise to so much heart-burning, strife, dissention, &c., as at the present period in the Church of Scot. land. When a spirit in every way so antichristian is manifest, and that too amongst the clergy themselves, who ought to be "examples to the flock,” it surely behoves them to look more deeply than to laypatronage for the causes of their present unchristian state of conduct and of life. These causes will be found to consist in the erroneous and pernicious doctrines which so generally prevail, and in a life too much in accordance with those unscriptural, irrational, and antichristian doctrines. For as all genuine doctrine leads to goodness, charity, and heaven, so all false doctrine has an oppositc tendency. Hence the great causes of that anguish, strife, and misery, which at the present time afflicts not only the Church of Scotland but also the Church of England and of Rome, and, generally, the Christian Church. It requires but little elevation into the light of genuine truth to see that now " is the time of the end," and that the abomination of desolation now stands in the holy place.” We could wish that this Treatise might be converted into a Tract, and distributed in thousands about the country
Glasgow Series of Christian Tracts :-1. The Supreme Deity of our
Lord Jesus Christ. 2. The Apostolic Doctrine of the Resurrection. 3. The Apostolic Doctrine of the Atonement. 4. The Last Judgment. 5. Justification by Faith. 6. Nature of Life after Death. 7. On the Divine Foreknowledge. 8. Character of the True Christian. 9. Human Responsibility. 10. Possibility of Supernatural Communications. 11. The Claims of Emanuel Swedenborg to Supernatural Communication, stated and examined. 12. Religious
Instruction for Young People. 13. On the Blood of Christ. 14. On the Spiritual Meaning of the Blood of Christ. 15. Popular Errors concerning the Blood of Christ.–Sold by Paton and Love, Glasgow; J. S. Hodson, 112, Fleet Street; and Newbery, Chenies
Street, Bedford Square. THESE tracts announce leading and important subjects of Christian doctrine and life. Most of the arguments by which the false doctrines on these subjects are confuted, are here judiciously stated and ably confirmed by abundant testimony from Scripture, and illustrated by many rational considerations. We would particularly point out the tracts on the Resurrection, on the Atonement, Justification by Faith, aná the three on the Blood of Christ, as being eminently useful. How erroneous are the prevailing opinions on these all important subjects ! How obstructive to the progress of regeneration, and consequent salvation! The falses which so generally prevail as to these most momentous subjects, are like canker-worms which destroy the very roots of Christianity in the soul. The noblest effort of charity to do good is that of propagating truth, because by truth we are led to goodness, to holiness, and to heaven. Let every person, therefore, who is concerned about the real good of his fellow-men, procure an abundance of these tracts (for they are extremely cheap) and distribute them to his friends and his neighbours all around.
MANCHESTER NEW CHURCH MISSIONARY
The committee of this institution beg to hood, but, if our funds allowed, might be call the attention of their friends to its more extensively employed with much present position, the treasurer being en- advantage; and still further extend our tirely without funds. At the close of works by the distribution of tracts last year, your committee issued a cir- throughout the country, and thus incular appealing to the friends of the crease the good already effected by the church for increased support; this was tract society. responded to by many, but not to the The Rev. R. Storry has recently been extent required; but we earnestly hope engaged under the auspices of your comthat all those who feel an interest in ex- mittee, in visiting our friends in the tending our doctrines, will now come for. North Riding of Yorkshire, where he has ward and support an institution whose been employed delivering lectures on the claims stand so high.
New Church doctrines, which have been Your committee feel much pleasure in very favourably received, and from the having the efficient services of twenty- accounts given, we have no doubt, will nine ministers and missionaries in con- be productive of much good, for the renexion with this institution, whose labours ception given to the minister of the are chiefly confined to this neighbour- church in that district fully evinces the
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estimation in which these efforts to in- delivery of lectures during the winter crease the knowledge of the truth are months, and for missionary assistance in held by the friends there. Mr. Storry's various other ways, all of which we are visit can scarcely be considered as a mis- compelled to decline, not having suffisionary visit. Your committee being cient funds to sustain all the societies ntirely without funds, were reluctantly usually dependant upon us for missionary compelled to limit him both in time and aid.
More might be urged in its behalf, distance, but from the spirit manifested, but we trust, enough has been stated to it is quite evident, that a wide and ex- shew the present position of the institutensive field is open for the cultivation of tion, which, if only supported as its great the object in view.
importance requires, will soon become a Your committee have recently been invaluable aid to the church at large. called
upon to re-establish in a large and Your committee trust they will not be populous town in Cheshire, a society thought too urgent in again appealing to which for many years has become almost their friends for increased aid, and parextinct, to which we have cheerfully com- ticularly those at a distance, whose calls plied, as far as our means allowed, but may not be so numerous, feeling assured unless increased support is afforded, it that the noble work entrusted to our is feared it cannot long be sustained with care will not be allowed to languish for that vigour which should ever attend such want of adequate support. In concluan undertaking.
sion, we earnestly solicit your co-operaYour committee have also been in tion and assistance, and by thus exercicommunication with a few zealous friends sing the “talent" entrusted to our care, who are very desirous to establish in a we shall become prepared for that future large manufacturing town in this county, state where our faith, charity, and “good a New Church society, where every fa- works" here, will fit us to become incility is offered for its permanent founda- habitants of a glorious kingdom heretion, and in addition to many other ad- after. vantages, a minister who has always been Communications containing any sugmost active in missionary labours, has gestions for the improvement of the sokindly agreed to deliver gratuitously to ciety, will be thankfully received by the the society a lecture every fortnight for secretary, Mr. T. Selby, Windsor Bridge, twelve months; but cheering as this Salford, and contributions, for which Post opening appears, we can at present ren. Office orders are available, by the trea. der no assistance for want of pecuniary surer, Mr. Broadfield, Cateaton Street, means.
Manchester Applications have been made for the November, 1842.
CONCLUDING ADDRESS OF THE EDITORS.
In concluding the third volume of the New Series of this Periodical, the Editors embrace this opportunity of expressing their sincere acknowledgments to their correspondents and friends, for the assistance they have enjoyed in presenting this Magazine to the Public. One of the Editors, who now retires from the office with which he has been honoured for the last three years, is deeply mindful of the kind assistance of those correspondents who have sent him their communications, and hopes they will continue to assist and patronize a periodical, which, if efficiently conducted, cannot fail to promote the holy cause of goodness and truth.
According to a resolution of the late General Conference, the editorial department has been altered. In order to give the work a greater concentration, it has been deemed advisable to have but one editor, who can in every case of difficulty and doubt, consult a council, or two or three of his brethren, for the purpose of assisting his judgment, and relieving him from the entire burden of responsibility, either in admitting or rejecting papers, which, in the estimation of some, might not be considered calculated to promote the good cause, which the Repository has now for thirty years, been established to advance.
As the communication between all parts of the kingdom is now so speedy and regular, that every town of importance may be considered as a centre of communication, still acknowledging the metropolis as the great centre of publication and national business, it has also been deemed advisable, for the present at least, to print this periodical in Manchester; especially, as, according to the report of the committee appointed to examine into the expenses attending the printing, &c. of the Repository, it was found, from estimates and specimens of printing, paper, &c., that it could be printed at Manchester equally as well as heretofore, at a saving of between £50 and £60 per annum. This measure will, we think, be seen by every person to be just and proper, particularly as the funds for the printing of the Magazine, are, by no means, in an affluent state.
The two agents in London, appointed by Conference, for the sale of its publications, Mr. Hodson, 112, Fleet Street, and Mr. Newbery, 6, Chenies Street, Beford Square, will be supplied with the work in abundance of time to transmit it to all parts of the kingdom, by the first of each month. These agents are, therefore, referred to as the responsible parties for the due transmission of the Magazine to those societies and booksellers who take in the work.
All communications will, in future, be sent to the Editor, No. 2, Ordsall Terrace, Regent Road, Salford.
Education, Reflections on, for extending
Hebrew is the basis of the Science of Extract from a Review of Swedenborg's
from the Correspondence of the
late Mr. Salmon, 393
from Seneca, 141
Folly of interpreting the Word in a lite.
Meaning of the terms of, 370, 467 Freedom of a Man and a Spirit, distinc-
tion between, 281
Ferelius' Letter concerning Swedenborg,
Fourier's System and the London Pha-
flections on, 1
as well as, in the Regeneration of Man,
correspond to the existing State of, 13 Comparative Inefficacy of, 401
than goodness, 454
Relation subsisting between the, 241
occasioned by the Rev. G. Gibbon's Heaven, the Word is for ever settled in,
Correspondence, 17, 89, 165
Hymn-Book, Conference, Remarks on
in the Regeneration of Man, 303
tism of, 9
Invention by Swedenborg of a New Stove
for warming Apartments, 45
of a New Me-
thod of finding the Longitude, 45
Letter, Swedenborg's, to Dr. Menandez,
to Dr. Beyer, 296
Letter to a friend, answering objections