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ing on very questionable ground.Unitarians, every one knows, are very fond of appealing to the Gospels, in con-is firmation of their doctrines. But where in the Gospels is itedeclared, that Christ, in his divine or superior nature, is a created being a created Angel, or a Super-angelic Being, clothed with flesh and blood? I answer, no where I read that the Word was GOD, which was made flesh, by taking to himself human nature; but never do I read, that off the Word," or Christ was an Angel, which assumed humanity. I read again, that Christ is "Immanuel-or, GOD with us," GOD manifest in the flesh." but never that he is a Super-angelic being, manifested in human likeness and appearance. I also read, that in him dwelt (or resided) all the fulness of the GODHEAD BODILY' but never that it dwelt in him partly figura tively, or symbolically. Again, I read of Christ being called "the Mighty Gon; but never of his being called ansemi-inferior or delegated god. I might thus go on producing text after text, proving not only, that the Unitarian faith, is not the faith of the Gospel; but that it is in fact, totally at variance with the plain declarations of the Word of God. Those who can conscientiously embrace such a faith, may; but let it be ours, to take "the sure word of testimony-the pure Word of God as the grand foundation of our faith.ow nem os m ton dovodi anBefore I conclude these remarks, I would just beg to observe, thatd Unitarians say, that "their faith-though it were erroneous, cannot affect their morality." (See Dr. Brace's Sermons, pw 157.)ba liam of a different opinion. Our Saviour says, ff All men should honour the Son even as they honour the Father." John v. 23. Now, I ask, do Unitarians obey+heartily obey this command? They do not. It is impossible that they could. So long as they honour the Father with religious and divine honour, and deny the samel honour to Christ, so long must it remain impossible for them stoffvobey an express injunction, which commands them to honour the Son, even as they honour the Father And surely when their faith thus prevents them from giving that honour to Christ, which he requires they should,dit cannot be said that their faith does not affect uth doe their moral practices ei sapien Godt ed isdi BOW Should you, Mr. Editor, be so kind as to allow me a place in your next Number, I may offer a few more remarks on some other parts of Mr. Mitchel's letters. ASDW DO
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"Rev. and much honoured Brother in Jesus Christ our Lord, The Church of Geneva, in resolving to celebrate the third centenary jubilee of her blessed reformation, on the 23d day of August in the present year, has anxiously wished to see the foreign Protestant Churches associated with her in this becoming festivity. It was for this purpose that the Company of Pastors, some time ago, addressed to the heads of these various Churches a fraternal letter, in which they entreated the communion of their prayers on this great occasion, and also if it were possible, the sending of Deputies, who might come here to share their religious joy, and to unite in the praises which they are preparing to send up to the Throne of the Supreme Author of every excellent grace, and of every perfect gift, for the gospel light which he condescended to cause to shine upon his Church in former days, and of which he still preserves to her the divine torch. In addressing this invitation to one of the Presbyterian Synods of Ireland, the Company supposed that they had addressed it to all the Synods of these respectable bodies, and they expressed themselves to this effect at the time. Being informed, however, at length by private letters, that the several Synods are independent of each other, the Company have resolved that each of them shall be invited by name to the feter of the Reformation. They have, therefore, instructed me, Mr. Moderator, to entreat you and the Synod over which you preside to ac cept of this Christian and hearty invitation, which is tardy only in appearance, and the delay of which, on being thus explained, will doubtless bel excused by you.
Condescend to accept, Mr. Moderator, my Rev. and muchhonoured Brother, the assurance of the high consideration and fraternal attachment with which I have the honour to be, your very humble servant and Brother in Christ Jesus,
*PH. BASSET, Pr. Ancien, Mod. President du Comite du Jubile. "PS.You are requested to let me know the number and the names of the Deputies of your Church, in order that the necessary direction may be forwarded to them in time respecting the day on which they will be expected in Geneva, and the place at which they will be received on their arrival."
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"REF RHB & R RESPECTED BRETHREN, 10725 066 IN your letter of the 22d June, inviting the General Synod of Ulster to join you at Geneva, in celebrating the third centenary of the Blessed Reformation, you have satisfactorily accounted for the apparent lateness of your communication; and the Synod feel bound, in
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those who, in the Canton de Vaud,» had cast some Ministers into prison, and driven others into exile, for reviving and proclaiming them. Now, Rev. Siis, we do admit that these reports may be either distorted or exaggerated, or altogether unfounded and it will give us the sincerest pleasure to learn from you in due time, that they are unfounded; and that your Venerable Company unanimously
profess and maintain all the doctrines of the original catechism and confession of the Helvetic churches. Our hopes of so hearing from you are the greater, because we have had the melancholy experience in our own church of a relaxed discipline and consequent departure from our original confession and catechisms, while by the good hand of the Lord upon us, we have obtained a little revival, and have returned to inquire after the good old ways.' It is, therefore, not only our hope, but oor earnest prayer to Almighty God, that if in any similar manner, your ancient church has departed from the first principles and her first love, she may speedily return to them, and revive as the corn, and cast forth her roots as Lebanon.'
ic Two circumstances, you will thus perceive, preclude us from availing ourselves of your kind and hospitable invitation. The one, our ignorance of the doctrines at present professed and inculcated by your Venerable Company; the other, the danger of being understood as sanctioning doctrines which we'reject. Our Synod believe that there are differences between Protestant and Protestant, as great and as fundamental as between Protestant and Romanist; and that whatever love of truth warranted our fathers to withdraw from the authority of the one, compels their posterity to avoid symbolizing with the other.
"So far, however, as your proposed festival may tend to awaken the spirit by which the Reformers were inspired, and to spread abroad among Protestants the saving truths which they taught, as well as to restore the discipline, and order, and purity which once adorned their churches; so far we cordially bid you God speed;' and pray that He who walketh in the midst of the golden candlesticks,' may preside in your assembly, and that the Spirit of truth and love may be poured out upon you with power.
"Having thus, reverend and respected brethren, faithfully, but affectionately, replied to the invitation with which you have honoured us, permit us, in conclusion, to express our earnest and best wishes for your personal welfare and happiness; while we offer up to God our humble prayers, that He would adorn your churches with the light of truth, the garment of righteousness, and the beauty of holiness; and that He may revive among Protestants, extend among Romanists, and establish among all, the glorious and unchanging principles of the great and blessed Reformation!
"In the name and by the order of the General Synod of Ulster. "JOHN BARNETT,
"Moderator of the General Synod of Ulster.
BIBLE INSTRUCTION.-No. XVIII.
"But after this the judgment."—HEB. ix. 27. JUDGMENT is a term conveying very solemn ideas to the mind of man. Even when it relates to the things of time, and is conducted by the creatures of time, it is felt to pos
1. A general judgment of all who have ever lived will take place at the end of the world. It is true there is a special and decisive judgment passed upon the soul of every man at deather As soon as the body returns to the dust, the spirit ascends to God who gave it. As soon as the soul is absent from the body, it is present with the Lord. And in his presence it must feel itself either exquisitely happy or completely miserable. The soul feels itself naked before God, becomes conscious of its real state in his sight, however hardened or blinded before is sensible of the judgment passed upon it in the account of God-and, therefore, of necessity is it completely happy or wretched. sobe sono doidw yng bas robso hins snilq saib sds
Besides this special judgment, however, at the death of each individual, there will be a universal judgment of all here will be a universal judgm at the last day. "God hath appointed a day, in which he will judge the world in righteousness." Acts xvii. 31. And of this judgment, our Lord has left upon record a full and characteristic description, in Matt. xxv. 3146. Nor is such judgment rendered unnecessary by the pri vate judgment passed upon every one at death. There are many important purposes served by it, to some of which we shall now briefly attending gaindonu baa erontolg sdf Ja
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his dispensations now appear to be dark and mysterious. His footsteps are often in the sea, and his ways sometimes seem to be unequal. We cannot at present see the justice of all his plans in the allotments of riches and poverty, prosperity and adversity, health and sickness, happiness and sorrow. But then all will be plainly understood. The end will be seen from the beginning; his ways will be approved by all intelligent beings; and throughout the universe the shout will be raised, great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thoub King of saintsaniWho shall not fear thee, O Isord, andaglorify thysnamejifordhousonly art holy for -80g of sist ei si smit to 291 et yd boljubnos ai bas