The Judgment Day, a day of Short Reflections on the Parables
terror to the Ungodly......
of Our Lord .............
Excuses for Neglecting Sunday
Sir James Ross's Voyage to-
wards the South Pole ......
The Barren Fig-tree ........ Extract from Sir J. Ross's own
Hasten Home ...............
Extract from my Family Bible 10 Missionary Intelligence ......
The New Church, No. XIII... Extracts from different Authors
Lines to be Sung by School Thy Will be Done
Children ..... ..... 18 | The Request .............. ib.
A Sober Youth ............ 19 | Notices to Correspondents .... ib.
THE JUDGMENT DAY, A DAY OF TERROR TO THE
“ And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the
earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth
to shake terribly the earth.”—Isaiah ii. 19.
Man naturally is disposed to live absorbed in the pre-
sent time and in present interests, and to see neither the
past nor the future. Scripture brings both before us with
lively interest; and to those, who study it in faith, makes
them both seem infinitely greater than any thing now be-
fore our eyes. Is not this true of the things we are now
going to consider, if we give them a deserved attention?
The scene which the above words bring before us is the
state of the minds of men immediately before they are
called to the judgment-seat of Christ, just about the time
of his actual appearing in the clouds of heaven. We say
of the minds of men, because so it is declared in several
places; but it applies only to the wicked, the unbeliev-
ing, the unprepared. But how awful it is to reflect that
these should be foreseen to be so many—to be so im-
mense a proportion of the world that Scripture should
thus speak, “And then shall appear the sign of the Son
of man in heaven, and then shall all the tribes of the
earth mourn !” Shall we be among those tribes, or
among that little flock of true believers who will lift up