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inpposition that his opinions coincide ignorance of the nature and evidence with his own.” The author, I per of the faith of God's elect, demand ceive, will have a difficult task to per- from every man who would not live in form at a visitation sermon and dinner, delusion and die in darkness, a serious, but, no doubt, to his best ability, fulfils deep, and scriptural examination, his own injunctions. To confess Christ, whether he is in the faith, and whether He urges, must appear in a supreme Jesus Christ be formed in him. regard to his will, in opposition to the To try the reality or delusion of manners and maxims of the world. those who say they have faith, he en2. In a public attestation of those quires. Are your views scriptural, of hopes and joys which Christianity pro- the object of faith, of the importance Tesses to inspire, and clainas peculiarly of faith, of the nature of faith, of the as her own. 3. In a decided attach- origin of faith? But here no analysis ment to his people in them he finds is adequate, the original pages must be a spirit and temper congenial with his cogsulted, and with much seriousness öwn. With these hè delights to as- and prayer, that we be not deceived. sociate ; with these, if such be the One quotation I cannot prevail on alternative proposed, he chooses rather myself to omit, as containing a sento suffer affliction than to enjoy thc timent of the last importance : “ That pleasures of sin for a seasoi, esteeming neither evidences the most conspicuous the reproach of Christ greater riches and multiplied, nor arguinents the most than the favour and applause of an un- powerful and convincing, not demon godly world. The difficulties of dis. stration itself, can produce faith, charging this duty, he faithfully details, faith is a divine work: a creation in But they who shrink from the cross the heart by the Spirit of Christ. The will never wear the crown ; - that faith whereby we are saved is not of crown of righteousness which the Lord ourselves; it is the gift of God.” the rightedus Judge will give to me Perhaps, in the point of approprio and all that love the day of his appear ation, p. 285; some shades of differing, will amply repay all the reproach ence will be found even among true and shame that, for his sake, have believers. Ubi plura nitent; paucis covered our faces.
huud offendor maculis, if they be count· The tenth sermon opens for the en- ed maculæ, for hardly in two volumes couragement of the faithful, the pro- anywhere will there be found so little mises of the life which now is, and to criticise, and so much to commend that which is to come; and demon- to the attention of Christians of all destrates that vital Christianity, with all nominations, the crosses which may attend it, furnishes a peace which passeth all understanding, a portion that the world kooweth not of.
Periodical Accounts relating to the The eleventh discourse enforces
Missions of the Church of the United earnestness in religion. If it is real,
Brethren, established among the lea. it cannot be that cold; dead-hearted
then. No. XLVI, Price is. thing which the many seeni to think This is a very interesting Number; it. It demands all the heart and soul, containing, 1. A Letter from Brother and the vigorous exertion of every Kluge, on the Wabash; – 2. Extract faculty. In the introduction, the of the Diary of the Mission at Paraauthor censures criminal curiosity: mibo; -3. Extract of the Diary of the the observation is right in general; Mission at Bavian's Kloof; - Various but whether exactly deducible from the Accounts. text, is dubious. Respecting the sew. The first letter, containing a most ness of the saved, our Lord is pleased awful relation of the murder of Joshua, to give the most explicit answer, in an Indian preacher, whom his countrythe very parallel place; Matt. vii. 134 men, at the instigation of those emis14; and this seems, in the most peculo saries of Satan, the lying prophets. liar manner, to ensorce the very point burnt alive, is so peculiarly affecting, in discussion. If they are few, and that we give it (somewhat abridged) many who strive to enter, do it go in our Intelligence of this mannth. inadequately and improperly, be of. The second article presents some that few who strive lawfully, and so run pleasing instances of the power of die as to obtain.
tinę grace among the lodians at Para· The last sermon is not least in mibo, in South America. importance. The general presumption The account from Bavian's Kloof is entertained, that all in a Christian very satisfactory. During the year lund are believers, abd the awful 1804, fourteen adults and fifteen chile
dren were baptized, and nine communi. Page 9, The author is sensible he cants received. The congregation con- treads on very tender ground, when he sisted of 245 baptized adults; of whom begins with the bishops themselves, as 94 are communicants, 129 baptized chil- the fons et origo mali, the source of dren, and 99 candidates for baptism, in all the evil, for non-residence. Yet all 473 persons. The total number of whether they reside in Westminster, inhabitants at this settlement amounts or the North, or Bath, can make very to 1095.
little difference to their dioceses as to In the six congregations of the Bre- personal superintendence. Ignatian thren, in the Danish West India islands, bisiops, whom he recommends, skuld the number of the negroes is 10,557 ; be acquainted with every soul under 207 adults have been added to the their care, down to the meanest slave. church in the year 1805.
But this is impossible, without such a At Surinam, the Missionaries have contraction of the diocese as must suffered mych by illness.
equally contract the emoluments ; to We should add, that this Number which perhaps a great many objections begins a Fourth Volume, the Third would be urged. being perfected in Number Forty-five. Equally tender is the ground, p. 13,
where he proposes “to eradicate from the vineyard'those'noxious and disgrace.
ful weeds, the hunting, gaming, the - Preparation for Death, and The Para
drinking, the time-killing church men.” ble of the Sower: Troo Sermons, by
But we are afraid if these were rigidly the late Rev. W. A. Guno. 15.
extirpated, with those who do such Tucs Sermons were taken in short, things, such a vacuum would follow, as hand by a friend, who, on Mr. Gunn's would leave a wide door into the unmuch-lamented death, thinking that provided churches for tħe entrance of they might prove an acceptable pre- the dreadful spectre of Methodism. sent to the public, and especially to
It will be a much more effectual preMr. Gunn's hearers, published them. ventive if the writer is able to engage " It is true,” as the Editor observes in "such a corresponding zeal decidedly his Preface," that they contain no ele- shewn in the clergy, so to regulatë gant povelties ; but they faishfully re- their own conduct ag to do away the present his plain, simple, affectionate, most plausible ground of dissent.” and pointed manner of address, which, p. 38. Probatum est. Only live them it is hoped, may, by the divine bless down and preach them down, and this ing, he instrumental to that great end will do the work more effectually than a to which he consecrated all his labours, thousand acis of parliament. . - the salvation of immortal souls.”_
That every church should have a reIn these sentiments we heartily concur.
sident minister (p. 8) is highly necessary; and that a provision should be made for the resident curate, from the
living of 100 l. a year, or half the value A Letter to the Archbishop of Canter
of the cure at least, if of inferior value. bury, 8vo, is.
He who feeds the fiock,, hås a right to WHETHER the Archbishop will smile be nourished with the milk of the or frown on the crown of martyrdom flock; and if the specimen of Method prepared for him by this fierce alarni- ismi (P. 299) is trae, and that ab uno ist, we kno v not. It is certain!y just disie omnés," he must be a poor cu25 likely that the fiery chariot of rate indeed, that could not preserve his Elijah should be sent for him. To be people from such ignorant intruders, serious, the attempt to rouse a persecut. We think, however, as the speciiug spirit would certainly be the likeli- men produced is given only from reest mode to verify the alarmist's appre port, it comes in a questionable shape; hensions ; but we hope there is too and we can hardly be persuaded, That much political wisdom in the land, as "respectable persons were amongst the well as candour, to suffer any tamper audience to this rant, and gave enjug with the toleration act. Whatever couragement to the preacher." mischief may have been intended in P. 30. Schism is defined “ a volun. this furious letter, there are some hints tary secession from a visible church, · well worthy his Grace's attention; and without a sufficient motive;' but who'it which, with all the salvoes, if a Me- to judge of the suflicient motive? Will thodist had urged, would have been it be allowed that the doctrines of the treated as highly defamatory. Valeat church, not being taught in the church, quantu9 potest.
is a sufficient motive? If the word of Goti is not truly preached, the separa- mitted to be taught. We appeal to tion has a sufficient motive, and can be history and the triumphant evidence, no schism; and herein every man is which hath been produced from all our bound to judge for his own soul, or go early reformers till the days of Laud. to Rome for an infallible guide.
His Grace, however, may rest safely P. 33. More buildings can hardly be in his cathedral, and none to make needed till those already erected are him afraid. May his government of filled. Look into them, and see if the church be marked with the can., there be any want of room; but cer- dour and generous sentiments of the tainly there is an awful want of people; best of his predecessors! and why?-let the alarmist tell. If however the freechurch at Birmingham pays Letters from the Dead to the Living, or the ministers as well as the free church
Thoughts on the Separate States of at Bath, the same objection lies nearly
departed Spirits. By L. J. Abingas to the aristocratical schism shops.
top. 1S. It is really extraordinary, and a mark of uncommon ignorance of the subject, .
" Young minds," says this auther, to deplore the generally prevalent ca
bare attracted by the novel and marlamities of the Calvinistic doctrines in
vellous; writers have availed themthe Methodist Societies.--P. 36. When
selves of this passion, and the press has the great body, who almost exclusively
teemed with fictious narrative and Goassume the name of Methodism, is
thic romance, professedly to promote avowedly Arminian; and if those who
the cause of Virtue ; but to say no pass under the denomination of Evan
worse, producing dissipated minds, vain gelical or Calvinistical Divines, set the
speculations, mad and extravagant puipit and desk at variance with each
ideas. In a measure, to counteract this other, they must be very presumptuous
baneful influence, is the design of this inen, for they constantly appeal to and
work; in which, while the passion for produce the Articles, the Homilies, and
novelty is gratified, the mind may be the Liturgy in support of the doctrine allured to the study of the most im. and practice which they inculcate ; and portant truths, and the awful realities hitherto, the more deeply and seriously of an unseen existence." the matter bath been examined. the more their adherents have increased. LITERARY NOTICES. This is a matter of fact, avowed by the alarmist himself. Among those who
After the extensive circulation of drew up our formularies was the poble
" The Miseries of Human Life," it is Crapmer, the particular friend and cor- with great pleasure we announce in the respondent of Calvin. He beld the
press," Au Antidote to the Miseries of Articles and Liturgy in the very sense
Human Life," pointing out the only this alarmist deprecates: he and his
way to happiness in this miserable noble associates went to the stake for them, and sealed the truth of thein ' A Volume of Lectures, on Astrowith their blood. From that day, for Theology, by the Rev. Mr. Bazeley, 100 years, no other doctrine was per- is just ready for publication.
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MISSIONARY SOCIETY. On Thursday evening, Jan. 8, 1807, Mr. Robert Morrison, Mr. Willian Gordon, and Mr. Richard Lee (who had been students at Gosport) were publicly ser apart to the office of Christian Missionaries, at the Scots Church, Swallow Street. The service was introduced by Mr. Townsend, with prayer, reading the Scrip. tures, and exhortation. Several questions were proposed to each by Mr. Burder; and a profession of the great doctrines which they are to teach the Heatben was made by them. After which, solemn prayer was offered to God on their behalf by Mr. Waugh, accompanied by imposition of hands. Mr. Nicol then delivered to the Missionaries a serious and affectionate charge, grounded on Acts xx. 27-27; and Mr. Buck conclyded by prayer.
These young men are intended to labour in the East. Mr. Gordon and Mr. Lee are to join Messrs. Cran and Desgraoges, at Viziga patam, in India. Mr, Morrison goes to China, with a particular view to the translatiou of the sacred Scriptures into the language of that empire, for which he has long been preparing, with the assistance of a native of China. They expect to sail immediately in the Remittance, an American vessel, to New York, and from thence to the places of their destination.
BRITISH NAVY. . and indeed we have been in such perIt is with peculiar pleasure we insert
plexity and distress, that we have never the following Extract of a Letter from
before experienced any thing like it. the pious Chaplain of a Man of War,
" In February last, all the Indians to a Gentleman åt Gosport, intimat
in this district were summoned by their ing the power and grace of God ma
teachers, or lying prophets, to assem: nifested towards our brave Seamen:
ble on the Woapikamikunk, to hear
the foolish stories, fabricated by these .." Off Cadiz, Nov. 26, 1806. emissaries of Satan, of pretended vi“My dear friend,
sions and revelations received from " A fleet for England found us in the
God. Among these teachers was a
Shawano, an arch-impostor. He was night, and is just going away. I have
considered as the principal among only time to tell you that the work of God seems to prosper.
them, as he gave out that he was able
to discover hidden mysteries. The DeMany are under convictions ;--some, I trust, are converted.
laware tribe received him with great I preach every
cordiality; and resolved to hold a night; and am obliged to have a pri
grand council, to root out all witchvate meeting afterwards with those who
craft and poison-mixing (which, accordwish to speak about their souls. But
ing to their superstitious notions, exmy own health is suffering much, nor
isted among them) aud by fire to exshall I probably be able long to 'bear
tort confession from all such as he it. The ship is like a tabernacle; and
should accuse; and whoever would not really there is much external reforma.
confess, should be hewn in pieces aod. tion. Capt. räises no objection.
burnt. With a view to execute their I have near ioo hearers every night at six o'clock. How unworthy am I!
horrid purpose, the young Indians got Pray for us."
together, chose the inost ferocious to ' . . .
be their leaders, deposed all the old chiefs, and guarded the whole Iúdian
assembly, as if they were prisoners of AMERICĄ.
wad. The venerable old chief TetteA Letter from Peter Kluge, Mission- pachsit was the first whom they acary among the Delawares, on the River cused of possessing poison, and of hava Wabash, to G. II. Loskicl, at Beth ing destroyed many Indiau's' by his art,
lehem, Pennsylvania, April 1, 1806. When the poor old man would not con* Dear Brother,
ress, they fastened him with cords to
two posts, and began to roast him at a “Since my last, our situation here slow fire. During the torture, he said has become more precarious than ever; that he kept poison iq the house of our
our Indian brother Joshua. Nothing with horror, when on that day we saw was anore welcome to the Indians than ten of the most savage Indians, with shis acousativn; for they wished to de- faces painted black, arrive in our set prive us of the assistance of this man, tlement, conducting poor old Toite, who was the only Christian Indian re- pachsit. Soon after, these murderous siding with us. They had frequently wretches kindled a large fire close to sent him invitations to attend their our place; and having given the aged Heathenish festivities; but he would chief' a blow on the head with a war. never accept them. His answer was, hatchet, they threw him alive into the " You know that I am a believer of the flames, and diverted themselves with true God: I therefore can have no the miserable cries and convulsions of fellowship with you in your wicked the poor dying man. works. Do you as you please, but " After this horrid murder, the saleave me to serve the living God!” vages came boldly into our house, This answer displeased them much; boasted of their atrocious deed, and and on March 13th, they sent seven demanded bread and tobacco; which we wild Indians, with painted faces, to our were obliged to give them. We took settlement, and took Joshua away by courage to ask them, What would be main force. They pretended that he the fate of Joshua ? They iminediately only need tell Tettepachsit to his face began to acouse him, saying, That there that he had no spoison in his house, and was good reason for detaining him might then return home. Joshua was prisoner, for they well knew that he compelled to accompany them to the understood the Black Art, and could assembly.
destroy the Indians. We endeavoured “ On the 15th, the following account to convince them of the untruth of was brought: That when Joshya was these assertious; but all in vain. Our prcsented to the old chief, old Tette. defence of him displeased them; and pachsit frankly confessed, that he had they left our place in a riotous manner. accused bim merely to pacify the en-' “ As soon as we were alone, we all raged multitude, and to escape from burst into loud weeping; and, falling on the torture ; for that Joshua well our knees before our Lord and Saviour, knew that be possessed no poison, and we cried for help and strength, and for much less had hid it in Joshua's house, resignation to his divine will. We coole Joshua was now pronounced not guilty; mended ourselves and our poor Joshua yet they would not permit hiuu to re- to his protection, and our souls into lais turn; but insisted on his remaining hands, that if he thought fit to permiş with them till the Shawano should ar- our brother and ourselves to become Tive. This son of Belial arrived on a prey to the sury of the savages, lie the same day; and all the Indians were would support us by bis almighty grace, ordered to sit down in a large circle, that we mnight praise him, and remain when he would declare who had poison faithful to bim, even in torments and in his possession. The two old chief's death. were both accused of poison-mixing, “Now, though we had been inand with the untimely death of many formed that the savages suspected us, Indians. When the Shawano was ask- and all teachers of The believing Ined about Joshua, he indeed declared dians; yet we felt constrained to go to that he had no poison; but that he was their asseinbly, and try what we could Possessed of an evil spirit, by which he yet do for the preservation of Joshua, was enabled to destroy other Indians. or at least give him comfort and adThis verdict was what they wished for; vice, should we even sutter for it. But they now seized all these poor inno- as my wife and children could not be cent people, and watched them strictly, left alone iu so dreadful a situation, as if condeinned criminals. ,
Brother Luckeubach took courage to ." We knew nothing of these horrible go alone. events until the eveoing of the icih; “On the 18th, early, he left us on when a message was brought, that the borseback; but had hardly proceeded savages had burnt an old woman alive, half way, before be met an initian, who called Caritas, who was baptized by the informed him that Joshua had be.. Brethren in 'former times; and also come a victim to their cruelty on the that our poor Joshua was kept a close foregoing day. They gave him two prisoner. Words are not able to ex- cuts on his head with a hatchet, and press our horror and grief on hearing then threw him into the fire, this account !
“ With these dreadi'ul tidings Bro. " On the 17th, our distress and fear ther Luckenbach returned to us in the concurning the fate of our poor Joshua afternoon. This was the leaviest siroke rose still highes. We were slugacd we had yet met with. Dread and uer