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will be equal to such as have ever done as they would be done by, I answer, ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God. Though all will be happy, the man of crime will not have a measure for happiness like those who have entered. God's courts with the clean,hands of such as walk humbly, love mercy, and do justly. Though there be no positive misery where there is no sin, though every man has a full measure, it is not the case.that all measures are alike large. These remarks will apply to him, who, after murdering his neighbor, plunges the warm blade into his own bosom. Murderer, though he is, there is yet enough of the good to be separated from the dross in that mysterious manner in which we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, to give even him a beginningin the religious progression of a future state. Though he may be an humble scholar, far beneath a Paul, with nothing to oppose his progress, he will rise from glory to glory, and ally himself to the higher intelligences of eternity.

3. It appears to me, also, that no doctrine can have so powerful an influence in directing the steps of men in the path of duty. For while it frees God from. the alleged injustice

of punishing with no other object than to make the sinner feel his displeasure, it places him before us as one just in marking our offences. Not from fear of utopian evil do I urge the sinner to repent, nor from a fear of endless sufferings. He that spends time to reason, knows that finite sinning cannot merit such punishment. But sinning can and does merit the just, though limited rewards of the Bible. And what these rewards are, may be found in consulting its pages. Or, bringing the subject nearer still, we have probably known a little of them in the way of personal experience. O teach us to shun these by such a course of conduct as shall be at the same time enlarging the soul for the glory that eye hath not seen. While we may not boast of any present piety and goodness, cause us to bless thee, O God of our salvation, that we have that within that is to live where we "all with open face beholding the glory of the Lord, shall be changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the spirit of the Lord." In the flesh, we know our weakness, our disposition to wander from the straight and narrow way; but we feel that the day is not far off when we shall have the voice of angels and the strength of God to sustain us, and no adversary to oppose.

"Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."

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PRAYER.

GREAT and all-merciful Father, Thou who rulest in the armies of heaven, and among the children of men, we desire to approach Thee with a proper knowledge of our dependence on Thy goodness for all the blessings of life. Good in teaching us how to live; good in teaching the rewards of virtue and the punishments of vice; good in thy promises and threatenings; good in revealing a day of progression in holiness, where no obstacle shall oppose us, and where all shall know Thee from the least to the greatest. We pray that we may imbibe thy perfections, and live in the enjoyment of that peace which is unspeakable and full of glory. Acknowledging our want of divine wisdom, we ask Thee to teach us; acknowledging our weak

ness, we ask Thee to give us strength; acknowledging our disposition to wander, we ask Thee to make us firm and unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. Through all the changes of Divine Providence, do Thou govern and guide us by that wisdom which is first pure, then peaceable, gentle and easy to be entreated, full of merey and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. And at last, when we come to the close of life, suffer us to say with the Psalmist, Though we walk throug the valley of the shadow of death, we will fear no evil, for Thou art with us.

AMEN.

SERMON XI.

THE SUBJECTION OF ALL THINGS TO CHRIST AND GOD.

BY REV. G. BAILEY, BRUNSWICK.

1 COR., 15: 28.

"AND WHEN ALL THINGS SHALL BE SUBDUED UNTO HIM, THEN SHALL THE SON ALSO, HIMSELF, BE SUBJECT UNTO HIM THAT PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIM, THAT GOD MAY BE ALL IN ALL."

If there is one thing for which, more than all things else, the true Christian in his prayers to God, most fervently asks, it is that the prediction here uttered by the apostle may be fulfilled.. Whatever may be his opinions as to matters of speculation and doctrine on this point, they are all laid aside on his approach to the throne of grace. The fetters

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