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proved to be evil, and only evil, and our imperfect services, through the that continually, till created anew in merits of our Redeemer, will be acceptChrist Jesus, and born again of the ed for righteousness.” This is indeed Spirit. Nay, any change, the mere ef- the marrow of modern divinity; the fect of moral suasion, and not from di- sum of the famed “ Christian Theology vine operation, leaves the singer as it and True Guide to the Church ;” but as found him, only“ exchanging one ini- he strongly demonstrates, not to the quity for another. Humiliating indeed, church of the first-born, whose names and highly repugnant to our pride and are written in Heaven, among whom sell-complacency, is the picture the they can be never numbered, who die sacred mirror discloses of the radical, with this lie in their right hand. the total, the universal depravity of Ser. 7, is a sequel to the former. The the human heart.” The author can burden he describes as those“ peculiar never broach a subject that will draw sufferings, labours, and asfiictions to down upon him heavier vials of wrath which Christ's service exposes those than the present.

who follow it." These he mentions as The sanctification of the Spirit, ex- arising from the conflict of indwelling perimentally, hy the power of the Holy sili, from the hostile treatment a real Ghost, is as essential to a sinner's sal- Christian experiences from the world, vition, as his justiication by faith to - and from Christ's loving corrections, his acceptaace with God. If any man The considerations which make every hath not the Spirit of Christ, he is Christian's burden light follow. Happy none of his. This is to be sought in is he that endureth! These light afthe exercise of diligent prayer, praying fictions, which are but for a moment, in the Holy Ghost, under his teaching work for us a far more exceeding and and influence and in faith, that God will eternal weight of glory. give his Holy Spirit to those who ask The world is the great engine the him.

god of it makes use of to enslave and The sixth sermon displays the danger deceive the souls of men.

The great of being corrupted from the simplicity danger of a worldly spirit is beautiwhich is in Christ. The nature of this fully depicted in the History of Lot: simplicity he exhibits in the most strik- Sermon 9. The variety of spiritual ing traits of a real Christian's temper observations made are as entertaining and conduct. The application, p. ISI, as they are useful. I will mention the demands the most serious attention. - last ooly for encouragement: “ The The dangerarises from the wiles of the Lord never forsakes his people: they Devil, not an imaginary or metapho- shall be saved with an everlasting sale rical being, but a restless, subtle, insi- vation !" dious foe, “ adapting his temptations The institution of the Sabbath with to the peculiarities of each person's the obligations of a due observance of disposition and circumstances.” The it, and ihe manner of doing so, are wise reasoner and formal professor may ably discussed in Sermon 10; and most smile or contemn these suggestions; cordially do we recommend the conbut, without repentance, they will one duct recommenderi, as suited to that day find them awful realities, when tor. holy day. We were, however, a little mented with the Devil anilinis angels. surprized in the pleasing employments

Christ's easy yoke is next recome of divine worship not to hear a word mended to our cheerful bearing. It is mentioned of speaking to each other, a yoke, a necessary one: we are not in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, our own, but the Lord's; and those who singing and making melody in the faithfully take it up, will prove its heart unto the Lord. A part of divine blessedness amidst all the labours and worship, as powerfully tending to imdifficulties they have to encounter. An press religious truth on the memory, able Address to two sorts of persons as pleasingly to engage the heart to dedeserves serious attention,

to the light itself in the Lord. Aninomian perverters of Christian li- The danger and misery of self-decepberiy, and to the debasers of morals, tion is exemplified in the case of the "a greater number, who talk of a mi- young man, making enquiry of our tigated law, as if Christ had purchased Lord, What he should do to inherit for as easier terms of acceptance', - in eterual life? His too-presuming conconformity to our fallen nature has re- fidence in what he had done, and sello laxed the severity of his demands, sufficient assurance of his owo abiliiy to has establ shed a milder code of laws, do more, manifest an ignorance of hinand will be satisfied with a far less self as great as of the extent and puscrupulous obedience; and if we are rity of the divine law. Among oiher but sincere, according to our abilities, important inferences from the subject,

Let

the preacher particularly remarks the by whatever name it may be distiabuty of a minister to strip the specious guished, in whatever sect or party it covering from the deluded heart. may be found, whether it inbabit a paoihers prophecy smooth things, lull lace or a cottage, that mins, which was men into false security, and buoy them also in Christ Jesus, will attract your up with fallacious hope. The faithful "esteem, will engage your ailections." pastor cannot thus betray his trust, or Did we attempt to produce from lead his hearers to suppose that “all every page, what they would afford of is well," whilst he has reason to sus- edifying truth, we must trauscribe the pect the contrary. He cannot flatter work instead of exhibiting specimens them with the delusive notions of their and a brief analysis. . The volume hath own sufficiency and merit. He must afiorded us high satisfaction: we have i labour to undeceive thein : he knows not found a sentiment which does not that until convinced com sin, they will speak to the heart and is purely evannever cordially submit to Christ. gelical; and cordially follow with our “ Bear, brethren, with ministers of this prayers the labours of our brother in the description. Do they strive to correct gospel, that he may see the travail of your erroneous sentiments of the good- his soul in many given him to be his ness of your own hearts? Do they joy and crown in the day of the Lord unfold the spiritual import of the law, Jesus Christ! and point out your numerous transgres- [Review of Yo!. II. in our next.] sions ? Call them not your enemies : they are your real friends; they love

A Theological Dictionary. By Chas. your souls,” &c, This is a specimen

Buck. Second Edition, Two Vols. of his manner of application. There

8vo, 21. boards. are others throughout, and everywhere earnest and faithful,

We have formerly given a decided The last discourse exbibits Christ judgment in favour of this valuable the beloved and Friend of his people.

work, which has been followed, we be« They love him; that is their cha

lieve, with the suffrage of most of the racter: they have Christ for their periodical journals.

in the present friend ; that is their privilege.” The edition, the work has not only been enmotives of their love are described, larged about fifty pages, but further and Christ's friendship displayed, in

additions have leen maile by the rehis love, power, and unchangeable. trenchment of some articles, which, ia

A passage or two from the last the former edition, were disproportionshall speak for itself: -"A man may

ally long. Some new articles are inbe influenced by caprice in selecting the

seried, and mistakes rectitied ; so that, objects of his favour, or by injurious

upon the whole, the work is rendered misrepresentations, he may be per

still more deserving the patronage it suaded to abandon those whose cause

has receivel; and certainly contains an he has espoused, &c. but none of these

extensive fund of theological informa

tion. Causes can operate to impair ihe love of Christ for his people. With him is no variableness or shadow of turning; An Essay on Marriage, or the Duty of " he is the same yesterday, to-lay, and

Christians to marry religiously; with for ever!” The world inay mistake or a fer Reflections on Imprudent var. calumniate the character of his people, riages. By W. Jay. &v0, 18, 6d. but Christ knoweth them that are his,

To this Essay is prefixed the follow&c. . " Who shall lay any thing to the lowing request:- We, the ministers charge of God's elect? I have re- of the Wiltshire Association, assemdeemed them, they are mine!

For

bled together at Melksham this day, them I shed my bloot', for them I

Oct. 22, 186, deploring the little refulfilled all righteousness! They are gard of late years paid by too many my friends, the people of my hand, the

professors of religion to the Christian slieep of my pasture !".

rule of marriage, ani deeming it de. In the trial of a believer's love, he sirable that the atiention of the public lays down the following criterion of in general, and our own churches in judment: 1. If you love his cause,

particular, should be called to this sub** The success of it in the world will lie ject, do unanimously request the Rev. Dear your hearts; that his kingdom

W.Jay lo publish some strictures upon inay come, is your prayer; that it will

it; and the more so, as he has already come is your joy.” – 2. If you love his

sent forth a serinon on the Dutics of people, -" His image, wherever disco

Husbands and Wives, which has met vered, will be the object of your love, with great acceptance."

ness.

It is on all hands admitted, that Motives of delicacy prevent us frora
from our domestic relations flows a saying all we would wish on the merits
very large proportion of the misery or

of this Essay. We think it our duty,
happiness of human life. Among these, however, to say that its necessity at
the first in order, and from which the this moment, and the ability with
others take their rise, is the state of which it is executed, do honour to the
Marriage. The influence of Christian- choice of the Association ; whilst the
ity on connubial happiness is great and great importance of the subject itself
manifold. In prohibiting polygamy will, we doubt not, insure the extensive
and restricting divorce to its only legi- circulation and usefulness of this sea-
timate cause, it has improved the civil sonable and well-written Essay.
polity of nations. By enjoining mu-
tual duties on the husband and wife, it
regulates and exalts domestic society;
whilst, by authorizing its disciples to

LITERARY NOTICES.
marry only in the Lord, it secures to

Mr. Shurlock, of Faroham, an inti-
them, in the prudent observance of its
rules, the largest portion of happiness intends printing a volume of his Dis-

mate friend of the late Rev. Mr. Gunn,
in the present world, whilst it tends in

courses and Letters, which he has in
this as in all other cases to secure most

Mr. Gunn's own hand-writing.
effećtually their immortal felicity. The
first kind of influence, Mr. Jay perhaps Mr. Ward and Mr. Davies, of Ips-
did not think within his province. The wich, issued Proposals for printing,
second he has already illustrated in the

by subscription, in one small volume,
sermon before mentioned: the last is

the last Sixteen Sermons of Christo-
the subject of the present Essay; of pher Love, with his Trial, Death, &c.
which the following are an outline :
Sect. I, The Peculiarity and Import- The late Dr. Erskine once adver--
ance of the Marriage Relation, The tised on the cover of his Consolatory
Possibility of knowing the Will of Letters, to recover some MS. papers of
God in this Affair,- The Law laid the late Mr. Maclauris, of Glasgow,
down ;-II, This Law argued and es- which he had read with great plea-
tablished ; -- III, The Evils of trans- sure in his early years; and we are de-
gressing it, variously viewed; - IV, sired to make the same enquiry by the
The Mischief historically considered ;- medium of our extensive circulation.
V, Excuses to justify a Deviation from The following are the Pieces he enu-
it examined; -VI, In what Cases this merates : - On the Difference between
Law is not broken, though both the Enthusiasm and Piety, On the
Parties be not Religious; = VII, Dis. Scripture Doctrine of continued For.
regard to this Principle lamented, giveness, On the New Testament
But Piety, though essential to choice, Miracles, -- On the Mystics, -- On In-
Dot sufficient alone to justify it, -Mar- fant Baptism, On Col. Gardiner's
riages of Ministers, Prudence need- Death, Nature of Faith, and Two
ful, and recommended.

or Three Sermons.

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RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE.

MISSIONARY SOCIETY.

INDIA.
The following are Extracts of Letters to the Directors, from the Missionaries

Cran anú Desgranges, at Vizagapatam; and from Dr. Taylor, at Calcutta, who - intends to proceed from thence to Surat.

Vizagapatan, Feb. 26, 1806. Nathaniel Sabat, the converted Arah, It will afford you much pleasure to

frequently calls on us. We hope well find that we are

of him. so conveniently si. tuated for being useful in the English and Telinga languages. We have not

From another Letter, yet taken possession of the spot of ground which was given us; but ex

daied May 19, 1806. pect to receive a grant of it in a few God continues to smile on this indays. It contains nearly ten acres, and fanc mission. Amidst surroundinum is exceedingly well situated for a gar- darkness, we perceive a beam of light den, school-house, &c.

which cheers our hearts. We have We have begun something like a had experience of indisposition, but, school, or rather two. The poor chil- through mercy, we are now able to atdren of colour attend at the house in tend to our studies, &c. The piece of which we live; and one of the European ground mentioned in our last, is in a soldiers, whom we trust the Lord hath state of cultivation, and is remarkably called by his grace, instructs them in well situated for building on, and for reading, &c. Besides these, there are gardens. On account of the difficulty six children placed under our immedi- and expence of hiring a house, we reate care ; and we hope the number will solved to get a small one ereted on increase. These, on the Sabbath after- the grounil; and the foundation was noon, are instructed in the principles laid to-day. It will cost, including adof the Christian religion. It is unne- joining buildings, about 1500 rupees. cessary to remind you how acceptable We have drawn up a plan of a charitya few school-books, catechisms, &c. school, to be erected by voluntary subwould be to us.

A set or two of the scription; and upwards of 1000 rupees Evangelical Magazine will be a trea- are already subscribed. You will be sure to us.

glad to hear that the young folks, unWe persevere in our Telinga studies; der our care, have increased in namand hope, ere long, to do something bers; and we hope that there are some among the natives in their own lan- among them who will soon assist us, guage, and to be able to draw up a few and be able to teach in the charitysmall tracts. IIow happy should we be school. to put into the hands of those around The gentlemen of the settlement pay us a part of ihe Scriptures.

into our brands about thirty rupees per The natives continue friendly; they month, for procurings, rice for the real often call and talk with us on the ohjecis of distress; and which is disChristian religio ; but the bramins do tributed under our immediate inspecall they can to keep them in darkness. tion to all who are unable to work They are a poor depraved set of men. We have generally about 150 poor obA person must have an unfeeling jects round the door every Sabhath, heart who is not constrained to shed and whose miserable state is enough to tears over them. We cannot say that pierce the hardest heart.

O that they any abiding impression has been made were only half as anxious for food for on the mind of a single native; but their souls as they are for their hodies! hope cur labours among Europeans and We have made considerable progress people of colour have been blessed. in the language, particularly in readStill we hope to see the day dawn! ing and understanding the plain books ;

Ve long to hear how the Niissionary but the Telinga language is so copious, Cause prospers.

A few of us meet on that a person, des ilute of ihe elementhe first dionilay evening ui entry táry bok, finds it a hard task. Bless. month, when we pray for you all. edd be ich, we and many of the difficul. l'ray for us.

ties renove.., and begin to converse

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with the poor Heathen on the love of good as to send with them all the pere Christ.

sian and Arabic books you can. Mr. Loveless has accepted of a very I hope I shall write you next from useful situation in the Male Asylum at Bombay or Surat. As at the time you Madras ; and preaches in English two will receive this letter I shall probaor three times every week to pretty bly be exposed to perils, either by Jarge congregations. We have just sea or land, I trust you will remember heard that he was married on the gth me at the throne of grace; and that at inst. to a Miss Farquerson, who came all times you will implore for me that to this couniry in the same vessel with strength and zeal which are necessary him.

for the discharge of Missionary duties. We want many more Missionaries.

I am, &c. &c. Without numbers, nothing can be done.

J. TAYLOR. Millions are perishing! “O come over and help us !” Send books and good Missionaries to us, and the Lord will

SOUTH AFRICA. give you souls for your hire, &c.

Extract of a Letter from Dr. VanderG, CRAN,

komp, dated Bethelsdorp, Julij, 10, A. DESGRANGES.

1806.

In my last, I informed you of the

wonderful interposition of Providence Extraet of a Letter from Dr. Taylor, in our behalf, by a sudden change of

dated Calcutta, May 25, 18c6. Government: immediately after wliich, My last letter informed you, that

Sir David Baird permitted us to return the afflicting intelligence of Mrs. Tay

to Bethelsdorp. I left the Cape Feb. lor's death had determined me to re

5, accompanied by Brother Sinet, and turn to Bengal. I arrived here on the

cleren tottentot meli and women; and 28th of February; and experienced a

arrived here March 12. Brother Read, kind and affectionate reception from

who came by sea, arrived here, to the the Missionary brethren and other

inexpressible joy of our people, twelve friends. About four weeks after my re

days before me. He was in the most turn, I proposed to proceed to Bom.

imminent danger of shipwreck on the bay; but having counselied with the

coast of Caffraria; but God preserved brethren here, we determined that it

him. would be advisable for nie to continue

We found, to our joy, the work of two or three menths longer, for the fol

converting grace going on prosperously ; lowing reasons : That my mind was

and we admired the success with which by no means in a lit state for going to

that exemplary sister Smith had set up a new and difficult station; and that

a school; in which Hottentot children here I could apply to some of the lan

are instructed to knit stockings, &c. guages spoken at Surat. I was also

She is universally beloved and respecto unwilling to leave the family at Seram

er by all our people. Besides her conpore in its pre-ent sickly state, as there

versation with the females, who seem is 110 other medical person now on the

to be concerned about their souls, she spot.

keeps a weekly-meeting with our bapI have some thoughts, if Govern

tized sisters; and instructs them, by ment permit, of going to Bombay by

way of catechising, in the practical as proceeding up the Ganyes and the

weil as doctrinal truths of the religion Soane, and along the Nirbudda. As

of Christ. I can go most part of the way in a boat,

The Landrost has spontaneously perthe expence woulil uot be very great ;

mitted us and all our people to plough and by this route I should be able to

and to sow, this season, upon an excel. explore an extensive tract of country:

lent piece of ground belonging to Go. I should also be learning the Ilindoos- vernment, in our neighbourhood. O tanee and Mahratta languages in the

that we may be thankful, and trust him Inost effectual manner, ny conversing

without reserve in all our circumwith the natives. I could distribute

stances. some of the Ilindoostanee Gospels and Tracts; and possibly tell the people

Extract of a Letter from Brother Read. gourcihing about the gospel. plan of salvation.

Bethelsdorp, Aug. 2, 1806. Allow me to request you to send us Tue Cape had no sooner capitulated assistance to Sural as soon as possible. than we were introduced to Sir David I hope you will not think of seniling Baird'; and our way to return to Be, less than six at first. Will you be so thelsdorp was at once opened. Thus

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