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A!NN FEAItSON, I'liMishllig Agon!.
WAItllS It. ItOIilSSON, IOditor.
AO vxios mm skavmioldi-hs:
VOL. 0. NO. 2.
SALEM, COLUMBIANA COUNTY, OHIO, SATUJlfAY, AUGUST 27, 1S53.
WHOLE NO. 112.
THE ANTI-SLAVERY BUGLE,
IKIIMS. ji.jn r inmim, If pnlj In ailrnnre. $'J,W pel
annum, if hiuMit bo Ucinytsl.
V'n w-lt.lnrmlly mi.I mtnil-T to tliis 1io nri. not mil
Vrlneri. but who air isllsril to l Intcrs-li"! iti Mir- ilt..r-nitnnllii
tif antl-.)ari'ry truth, Willi tin hopo thnt lliry will either .HlwrtU
irii'iitwhos, or umi their inducm-g to cxti'lid IU ilri'ulntkm autong
r.mimrl.ttonMnten(IH .rlnn.rtl m. tot,n al,tri...e.l to,
M.ir.ici. K. llooi.xMua,
Editor. A II ot lien to Ass I'uniov. rub-
J. lll'Il'ON, Piuste.
For the Bugle.
ADDRESSED TO A CERTAIN CLASS PATRIOTS.
' Of your vain, wild, discordant erics,
My soul is sick, O thoughtless crowd!
Mo,lv"Kv' vcx wearied skies
Willi shouts of triumph long nnd loud.
For long hnvo ye nindo this your to ist
"Our Fathers were thedauntloss few,
Who feiirlp.su of a bannered host,
Defied old England roller crew."
Though their life blood like witter ran,
; Think not the mighty work is done
I'p every woman! every mnn!
Another bulllo must be won.
0 wherefore think to warm ye still
Hy those uucu ljiir,lit (now fading files
That beam on every classic hill?
Kindled ly your departed eirc.)
l,o! while ye wateli beside those rnves
Where sleep in death that honored bar 1
Oppression's dark mid turbid waves
Come sweeping our devoted land!
And while for heroes pu'j.l nway
Ye idiout your heartless praises vain
Tor the brnvo heines of to-do y
Ye build the dungeon, force the chain!
Weak children of heroic sires
Awake to freedom's rallying cry!
Kindle again those warning fir.-)
Ami gain another victory.
Hut not with bayonets be it won
lct your mild emblem be the dove,
Then shall tins war in W beun,
Huclowd in pence, nnd trust, nnd love.
Monroe, Julv -Ith lSVJ. C. L. M.
FRIENDS IN MICHIGAN.
YPSILANTI, Mich., 8th mo,6th. 1853.
Fiukno Maku s: Although personally a stranger
to thee, vet being somew hat acUitintcd with the
little trumpet of which thou hast charge, I take
the freedom to send a few lines for thy disposal.
lh.ni hast already pui.iisiie.i to my rodders mi nt-,
count of the doors or the Friends' Meeting llou.se
nt Adrian, being barred ngainst me last winter, by
direction of some of the leaders, when 1 wished to
timet with them and discuss the subje .t of slavery ;
although (hero was not the first di.s.-cntiu;; vt.icej
raised iigai list it in tho meeting where the i''''!""
was made. And they have since barred their
hearts against me in mi organised capacity, on the
nuti-blavery ipie. tioit.
A lew weeiis Hinco 1 mienoe-.i our .,uaiicn
meeting, held in tho same house. Un the second
day of the meeting, in the discharge of what 1 fell
ami humbly trut was my duty, 1 spoke, I suppose
twenty or thirty minutes, mostly nn the high professions
ol the popular christian churches of the
laud, mid showed their awful npostaey from what
tl.ev nrofi'ssed. eveh to tho bovine- and sclliie' mid
making merchandise of the linage of Hod, in thi
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iiresence id" his children, in bartering nwav their
own church member:!, and often their own children,
f,.r money, and with that money buving Hibh s to
rend to tho heathen abroad; Ac. I thca came to!
our own society, with its high professions, evn
Iiigher than the others; mid when I put the ipiery,
How do wo stand, when contrasting; our practice
our profession? there seemed to be somo un-
e tsinoss among thoso who arc stationed as watch-
for the organization ; mid when I began
the acts of the yearly meeting into account,
tho uneasiness was not any tho less manifest. Hut
when I referred to n document issued by our yearly
meeting of last year, purporting to bo un ..'V;!
try address to the professors of Christianity in the
.States, in which it is said, "It is true llm'-i
is confined to n section of the country, mul
is not under the control or tho nulioniil K"vcrn"'
inciil," thero was n disposition tnnmfcst among
thoso occupying the high seats, that showed they
would much rather 1 should tako my seat. Nor is
this to bo wondered at j for who is thero among us
that likes to havo faults cxiiosod; nnd it wns surely
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tv.'.n. r,.w mn t.t 1. vf. t. 1., if ti... tt J I It, I
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incompotcnt for tho task, and reluctant to vvuund
the feelings or my friends, many of w hom in that
mooting were very near und dear to mo.
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be understood. So when I began to contrast this
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laooiilia ol our le.iocrs nuu uiu nciuai suoo to
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i'h-i ou'''"b b
over which me nag m toe uauou woven, tout w as
not dedicated to tho slave system, and that this ae
Vii'rsed system is guarded and protected by tho na
tional power, and therefore it could not bo true,
that tho national government hud no control over
it ; David Sleer, (tho friend who so strongly oppos
ed my former meeting,) in nn apparently very
friendly way, informed mo that this was not nn
nidi-slavery meeting, nnd they did not want an
abolition lecture there. I told him I would be
through in a few minutes. But ho persisted, con
trary to our written rule, to interrupt me by telling
mo to take my seat. At this point other members
joined hint in opposing me, and interrupting the
order or tho meeting, which till now had been
quite attentive und solemn.
This interruption wus all done in tho face or our
written discipline; but it was un cider that spoke,
and he must bo obeyed, let discipline go us it may.
Well, there I was, and according to law and gospel,
bad a right to proceed ; but I saw it would lead
more outbreaks of disorder from the high feats,
ind I closed by saying that I would leave the unit-
tor (fur the present of course,) with the eons-iences
ami the (loil of them thttt heard me. Toward tlie
lose ot the meeting, I win iiiitircs.oJ to repent the
langiingc of the prophet Isuiuh, ns npplicnhlc to'
our society nt the present time: "The lenders of
my people cause them to err, nnd those thnt nre
of them nro destroyed." It happened thnt l'
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ministers, who told inc I chould not hnvo snoken
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uiiu miu jiii.ru, iuilt jf. oieer tola mo to ucsist.
an 1 th.lt the last tiino in ti:n ti.oiliir. tilien isitur
the language or tho prophet, I was entirely cut
order, tlirowinK out a hard sentence on tho heads
of society thut I must remain dumb before tho
ellers-they were tho heads of society: (and of
course I must bo somuwhero near the t.iih tl.ev
VVli.cUlt be-Mlllllllir t tt reason, that ho was Hot lohn'
to reasoti with ine ; that I mist not, emphasising
the words strongly, read miti'slavery books nnd
papers: nnd much more of like character. I sat
and hear I him through, and the moment ho w as
done he left the room, but soon returned to perform
his family devotions by reading it chapter from the
testament. Jt mny r.eil be sum.oso.l that I was
perfectly disgir led with his hypocricy mid igiio-!
It appears to be the intention of the organization
that the elders shall rule ; nnd they ,1(J rule, nn.l
the people love to have it so. If they in nn official
manner say, yea, the members must say Amen,
whether the. saying recommends itself to the con-scien.-e
ns truth or not. The heads in a yearly
me. t'iig e-.p.icity cay, "It u trim that slavery is'
eoii'iiied to a section of our country, nnd is not
under the control or the national coverninent."
v.iiicti is nothing short of lynnr hypoeri:' or down-1
ri;;ht ignorance, when thi leaders know that tho
whole country is hunting ground for the slave sys-
tern, ui'd that tho national government pays for
1110 Cliase. lliev-know tllllt the lll'ins of I w. mil .,n
; yes that tho very bones nnd muscles of its citizens.
i .ire all pledged to hy South, to enable them to keep
! their rbive i i:i their ihniiis, and to carry on their
! inhuman Unfile in binuaii flesh, separating hu:i-
hands fn m wives, parents from children, mid even
I the fender babe from the arms of its tlistrncfeil
mother. They know that the national government
allows, yes more, authorizes tho slave system to
noil three vole lor every livo slaves. Thus the
national government is, und ever has been offering
a premium on slavery. And yet in view of nil
these connections of the national government with
shivery, together with more' than sixty years of pro
slavery legislation, a yearly meeting of orthodox
Friends, held iu Xew York iu 1852, can boldly as
sert, that tho national government has no control
over I lie sysf 'it-.' of slavery. And hen a member
in unity with that society, dissents from this falso-
ami ft-.-ts cuI!-U upon b- a higher power to
expose it in u public meeting, ho is ordered to take
B1,.lt wit, ,e ,.,,;,, n.,.,,....,,, tmt WU!) (lt
lui.:.ilvPry I11C(.ting, and they did not want to
1(.ar !ul alj.diliuii lecture. I had sujiposed that il
a m.i(lty VM liuti.,ttvcry ,,,,,1, tlJ i(.N a ,ll(.u.
nient purporting to be anti-shivery, it ought to be
wini,,g to have it commented upon by its members
; cl!eetive capacity. Hut it seems I was mistaken,
for tho elders bay it is my place to be dumb.
,Vhether 1 obey the behest, time will disclose.
Thine f..r pure religion ami true humanity,
were po.vsessc.1 iT tho true spirit of judging, but I
was in possession of tho spirit of tho devil. I
here tried to slip in a word or two, hut he forbade
tol l me again I must ronciin dumb, that it wns
my place to listen when nn elder spuke, nnd obey
SAMUEL D. MOORE.
RELIGION VERSUS HUMANITY.
America. 1 mean tlie issue between religion and
humanity tlie church and the reformers.
I No one who has freely examined the position of
the American church, will charge us with exagge
with ration, when we state t'.ait it, with it f it exceptions,
has labored b ird to prove that war, slavery, tin
men gallows,' mid other monsters of iniijuity, are clnis
bring tutu institutions.
j T, 0l,uvili demand's entire supervision ovn- the
! ,, f Im11 ut,ymR t)mt jt embraces the entiro
me,llls t B.lyo us frum Bin a,lJ fit us for iluilv,,,
Tie curjry j,,, llg Sabbath evening even, to inves
fnited tigato the institutions of war, slavery, inteinperidavcry
rIR.e aM(1 MUvr wroIlj;l, alt i10w eta'a tiiu fuL.ts
Deau Mmih j: Though not much iu the habit of
writing for new
papers, I thought it not amiss to
J reoorr it few f-iets wliieli li-ive m-... ,...., I tl. .......
to me m a recent visit to western Indiana.
touching tho important issue that is searching the
foundations of governments mid institutions iu
j In eastern lud., tlu ro is less religion and more
. humanity. In western Intl., more religion und
humanity. Take tho counties of Jay, (.runt, Huu-
,l,,t..l, lleorv Wnvoo I , i,,i M.,,.,;w..n .....t'
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they embrace nearly all of tho reform sentiment
,ithostato. And in those counties thero is much
liberality of sentiment on religious subjects.
Hero the Sabbath can bo used for man, without
Priestly indignation. Hero it is not infidelity
preach peace on earth and good w ill to man. Here
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, a strong vote was given against tho ldth Art.,
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Randolph Co. rejecting it. Hero tho sympathy
for tho fugitive, iu,a has be,
has been so avowed publicly.
But how diU'erent is the western part of the
state. Thore nearly every adult belongs to soino
orthodox church. And thero almost every one
in sympathy with tlx) cruel institutions of tho stato
uud nation, la this region they roted almost to
man, for tho 13th Art. Thero they wonld turn out
en masse, to enforce the t'ugilivo Law. And
this puro evangelical region, but few houses can
obtained, in w hich to plead for tho slave.
I am hero iu Greeueastlo, a town roll of School
Houses and Churches. (There nro fivo Churches
in tho place.) Hero is Asberry University, a well
endow ed institution, under the charge of the M.
Church. Here I found a book entitled "lteview
or Uncle Tom." A work or 21H pages, written
a prominent member of tho Methodist Church
Groeiienstlo. Tho book of itself, is not worthy
notice But when viewed as an essential part
(mj tM),i,n ol- Indiana, together will, tho fact that
gponla)l0OllMy from t)0 niillt of western
The clause iu nor Constitution that is uiiued
drive the c"l rod man from the Mate.
j nnd thnt it in eagerly rend and highly esteemed by
led the professors in this reirion. When thoso facts go
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nfltrnsh. Hut when ndopted by thnt clas w ho claim
1 to be our spiritual leaders, it Is proper thnt the!
j book should be exposed. 1 did all I could to nscer-jrign
tain the estimation of the book nmonK religion-1
i.ts. nn.l li.l not soceo.l It. f!.lii,,t 1u. .lid
not like it. It would bo stating n fact, plain to
'every one who has nny knowledge of western Iiul.,
j to sny that tho book is not in the least opposed to
j its religion, Never lmvo 1 found nny place ns thor-
oughly evangelized ?is western Ind.-a place so
Methodism wit written ly ft n ju1ur mothodist.
n member in good standing in nnv of the Asbct-rv
churches tlint it linn lieen highly extolled l.y the
Whiz. Democratic, mid Temnornnco journals ol
Grocnenstlo, nnd connived nt hy the religious paper,
L.t tl.n lu.l. it ..,.1.,. il ......tl.. ,.f t,.,t!,.o
Were it nn linnotM-ad KioK sitni.lv tho urodurt of
II t ,1.1
one reckless nno rorrunt itioivioon . it miiriiL lo
thrown n.'nln will. lt..iow.tl,a tt,.i-,1.l m.,1 1 ioilre.l
OdOHtlc'clv tllwler tho eoolr.,1. I mtmli. fif o.-th'ltloX
religion lis preached by the ministry nnd believe 1
by the hiymsn, in this country
And I never have
found nnv ldaee where there wits hs Kvniliathv
for the degraded and sufferings ones of this- nation.
From what has been written, it will be necessary
to givo a glance at the character of tlie Imok allud
ed to, Tli.it is hard to do in one communication,
especially one that has nlready grown so lengthy
as this has
Tho author rests his "review of I'nelo Tom,"
mainly on personal abuse of Mrs. Stowe; taking
but little nidii-4 of the fact s Hive to deny tl i in
general terms, llo indulges mainly in ventinir his
duly in ventinir hi
general terms, llo indulges inaiii
bitter hate on nlsditionists ; nimin
the north in general, nnd espee
land. He views tho south rs
earth, mid her institutions ns
Hillu sanctioned. Calls all
bow down to legislative enactment. Ami quotes
lots of scripturo to prove that slavery is a christian
institution. Touching obedience to law, he rpiotes
l'eler, ns follows: "Submit yourselves to tvenv
onliimnen of utv. f.,r (In. I j.r.l'. ..Vn t, li..lK In
the King ns supreme; or unto governors, ns unto
them that arc sent by him for tlie punishment of
evildoers." lie then adds: liow dare ubolitioii-
ists, professing Christianity, fly in tho face of the
laws of the country, Ac. A
He holds that the colored race nre better i.T in
'slavery than free. That "all but knates nnd Tools
know that imprvcitkiice, utleiwst, rnyrtimy mi'l
Wrime, nre the frnit.i if emiuirijmti'iii." That "the
; white man can nut bear the rreunet if the ILi'k
That tho "colored man is irrctrieruhhj doomed to
seorn, contempt nnd degradation, while iu the
midst of tho white race."
Quotes Jiidgd liluckford und Dr. Miller, to prov?
that " Fiiee blncks are of no terekc to us in the
north." " If migrated, would bo a constant source
lie says, "Wo hnvo proof positive, that the rela
tion of master and servant is not inconsistent with
the word of Ood." "Among the converts of the
apostles, wero slaveholders." "Admitted into the
church as thivcholders."
Says they wero not required to manumit their
slaves, and thinks it best thut they should hold
them as such.
He brings up tho case of Onesimus, nnd a-kn,
"Did I'nul say to Onesimus, you are now a christ
ian; your master l'hileinoii is a chii.-tian. And
otic Christian has no right under nny circumstances
to hold another christian in bondage?" And un-
swers, "Xo!! Tiia.sk (ton, I'uiil promlgntl n"
such doctrine !" Adding, that I'aul sunt him back
to IMiilemon, gttirt, t'llir-r hint that whatever
servico he did to l'hile i, as a slave, he did
I will nuote no further. You have a sample ot
the manner in winch me author treats the sulject.
It is a book of falsehood mid immorality. Wlmt
he states as tacts are I.ilse as those ot l-.hvood I- ishcr.
His Bible arguments; you m-o nil familiar with.
His venomous attack on Mrs. Stowe und abolition
nomous attack on -Mrs. Mowe and abolition
general, would not pay fin- the printing.
is attempt to prove that slavery is a christian
tion, mid thut they arc iulidclrsft ho oppose it,
ists in pi
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is but another fact show-in that the reli.d.
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America is no benefit to man that it does not do-
niandot us pure and honest lives. Hence it must
be superseded by tangible movements, which will
teach truth, wisdom mid purity.
Headers of the Bugle, which is tho best, infidel
humanity or christian slavery f
eiiillv at New Fn g-
the pnrad-c of
Cod old lined nnd
inlidels who do not
J. P. DAVIS.
GREENCASTLE, Ind., Aug. 4, 1853.
CAN WE DENY CHRIST WHILE SINCERELY
TRYING TO FREE THE SLAVES?
Dear Sir: Having notieod with peculiar inter
est tho fust approaching struggle between 1'racticitl
Christianity and u mero "Orthudox Christianity,
such ns tho Editor of tho "Ch. Press" has given
in his Into editorial, headed, "Shall ire tlcny Christ
in order to free the Shire '" I concluded to give
you a short extract from mi extensive work I um now
writing on " tho dovelnpemeiit or the Tine Spirit
and Church of Coil, independent t Law upplicd
by human Instrumentality." The extract will re
late particularly to tho question above, tho applica
tion of which to tho ubovo arti'-le, 1 leave tho render
to make. Tho cxtrast Was written beforo I saw
tho said article, and therefore is not written in the
way of un unswor to it. But it may apply to
othor nrtiulos in orthodox periodicals, involving the
sumo idea. My method of writing tho nbovo work,
is by question mid auswer, nnd I will insert it
this way, giving tho extract from tho answer to the
question," ll'ml in the tlandard of jiidyement
reyttrd to Christian character in the Tine Spiritual
Church of God?" If this extract will iu any way
subserve tho interest of truth at this peculiar crisis
in the church, you aro welcome to it.
l'xtract. " We are now prepared to notice more
definitely tho struggle which must eoinc between
mere Orthodox Chrir tianily an 1 it Vrvrtiral Christ.-
Minv who nre denounced a-. Infidel, hate
I Inl.l of (he bitter, mid the jo-cnllcd 'OilVidox
' pr..res.el church, but it mu-t come. Uiod must
turn nnd overturn, until lie w hs right it is, shall
from the rivers to the etids .r tho earth.'
l'rof-ssed Christians little reali.e the severity of
' the stnu'L'le. nnd how it will thoroughly sia the
: professed church.
" We nre now prepared to return to the original
Luestion, ' What is the proper standard of judge
and meiit in regard to Christum diameter 1" A more
important mirstioii emmot be proposed than this.
Church,' fetrinir. lest in freely ndmittin;' tlie prct
lirnl. they will do great dishonor to the lnor, l.'rai
r what they regard tht) 'Orthodox,' with pro.end
oil holy devotion to the llil.le, nre, without diserlm
innti.m, resisting everything, whether oxhihitinji
love or not, which does not liow nsent to tlieii
creed in regard to the j,lcnnry inspiration of tin
Bible, refusinc nil eo-ooemllon with reform ?rs"lio
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are mli.h l lo certain portions of tlio Jliwe. J u.s
ItO. .-I.. - t.:..l t,fO,..l.l tl.fl Cr
i-s mv uii n; no-., o " -
riolls millellilllll. It is It severe rtrilL'l'.lo to the
If is n f,iifwtt.,n is .leiiVinir siici.v frirtv its
centre to its cinaimfereiice. The pr.
generally believe that we should reouiro tissent to
the U'l.'e n nil n supernatural revelation from
Their conduct nflirms, in une.p.ivoeal lanunie.lhnt
ovea a belicer in the pmliol Inspin.tioi, f the
cannot be a Christian. .Now what shall we
say in regird to such nn important assumption ? Is
it true or is it f iSe T
" Is a belief iu the plenary inspiratio't of lb"
lllble an adequate test of Christian character?
v..;.!.,.. it,.. n;i.i.. :i.. ir i.,. .o..i..t.n ..r id..
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l'wf '? '' W1" ." "H ;"'l"tu-
i'ruT"!"ie 1 vUttn'U' v M
-V 1" ''! ''' n imideipiate test of Christian
t'!m':l"K'1'' f, r 11 Ilm" "1U.V V'S"1 '","'c '.''c'
thH',nl1 "", ""''''- n.-. t.r.lin- to his knowledge 'He
'" """w lord's will and do It not.' Acrecd;,,,
" 'l n''lcn;,n "f (''fftt"' character.
I lone, a belief in the liible cannot be such a erite-
nan, an iii u:ii h tine, a L.iiows mat a diMjeiiei
in me pl-ii.iiy inspiralii ii ol the JSiole cannot le
,Vuti,r te: t. cr an evidence that a man is not a
Christian, Inr a creed !:. no test of character one
way or the oilier.
" I am aware that (hep isition which I have given,
that a belief in the Bible is not an ndcoiiute test of
Chr'..i.:;.:i character is somewhat startling iu tlK.
eyes of i'i?-professed church, and the conclusion
will nt or.ee be drawn l,v nianv ...lii.ls 1 1 ...
1 mo f .-t Id ling towards Infidelity, nnd will soon
I e there. Hid tho position is too obvious for n-.e to
be IVihtcncd by such suppositious. The fitUtdy
called 'Orthodoxy' of the church may force many
to nvo-.v such n position, contrary to their religious
tions, but when prnctifal and not theoretical
Cl.rlvt.iniiy is before the mind, till, will judge, by a
dill'crciit standard. Xow, w hat is that stumlard
t"ltv:r -o I. .v.. f ri.rl.f .. I, iu ,,..,t,t ,.,
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us oi the .Now I estaoient in his if ifferent relations
This will lo only another expression or our love to
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(Jod. or in other words, it i love to (jod. bro.ii.diH
down to our sensual finite coinprehhjiou. It is
love to tied nuidu flesh, nnd dwelling nmone us n
perfect man. In the revelation of Christ was then
so much of the Deity revealed, as we, iu our sensual
sta'.e, can comprehend in the Turin or man, or a man
having the nature of liod. Wo should bo nb'q t
an intelligent reason why we lovo Christ, which
is this, beccn-e we love a perfect hiiinan character,
or r. cliaractcr endowed with divinity. Such was
Clirist, and in this sense only do we love Uod, for 1
rhown.it is imnos.-ibh- to love nn Inliuito v'niril
irid-oriideiitof the human, for in so doing we would
i ric ibovo the n:!'ure with wlri.-h 0 -d has ei-.' iwed
u.'. vhi. h is absurd. While we are men, wo must
v . ,,..,, ,,,,,1 Mot m i-ds. We -an no more
: ,,, infinity than wo can concievc i f it, und it is
L. - ir - cvidenUhat the latter is impossible, mid also,
! t'.-.t oi-.r l..ve nn net no farther than the intelligence.
j T3i....1.r,,ro to l.ivo c:.d nn r.n Tufltiitc l,oiiiK !h Ii'iijkik-
s;i,0. wer.iust lofi him as a perfect man, or not
;lt . is the intelligent reason why Christ
v ;l t reveal
hen I !od
d to us, namely, because we can appro-
in no other wav. Theologians often
1,,,,,.. f Christ lis p-sse-sed of twonatuiesjiiiinau
1 1UT ,rivinn. ;M trm, ; tt t.ertain sense, name-
y, ,ho divine nature was encased in a human ten-:
ieaient. But tho whole of tho Deity was not revealed
rim-Ill. illll lliu w ll'ill' .11 U1U 1'Cll V H III. HOI rcvcaicil
".,.. 1. to..:. t... .1.;. ...1.1 i.
j'"'""?" """"" ow- iui...o.-.iivi....
through, a human, linito and sensual body. Tho
liinito cannot bo revoaled through tho Unite.
This isn first truth of reason nnd Cannot bo denied
We can lovo tho human iu Christ in tho sense of
personality, but wo cannot lovo tho divine iu the
same sense. Wo cnu lovo so much of tho divine,
us is revealed in tho human, but this is not loving
God abstractly, or as an independent prrsen, nil
spirituality. Loving Christ is nothing more than
most rationally loving man. In this sense is Christ
the Son of God. Ho is his offspiug or nn emination
of tho Deity. He is the mediator or medium thro'
which niau may kuovv God in a limited and fiuilo
sense, or in tho only nud most appropriate senso in
which God may rortul Ins ehuructor to man. Christ
and God nro equal in tho senso of human ooinpre-
hension, that is, tho human mind can comprehend
no higher God than a perfect man. What is it then
to lovo Christ f Answer : to W o man directly and
ded iudiroctly, that is, by luring man. In loving
Christ w o lovo God. Iu loving Christ we love man,
mid hence evince? our lovo to God. In tho suine
sense wo luve tho Christ-liko in man. What is it to
he Christ-like f Answer: to lovo man as Christ
did, to bo obedient to thoso truths which grow out
of the relations of man to man ns ho was. It is in
this senso thut wo conform to Christ, partaking
his spirit, following his cxnniplo indifferent respects,
or in conforming to different relations. It is doing
good to man. thus showing our love to Christ. In
tlri scuse Christianity is plain, lovely, imd fiirciblo,
commending itself to every man's reason nnd con
science In this sense our lovo to Christ is not
mystical Wo, but purely und strictly human ns
must bo bocause or our human natures ; mid so fiir
as litis human love exists, so Tar do wo partuko
the divine nature, growing into tho iuiuge of God,
from ono degree of glory to another, 'until wo
eoui to the nature of perfect men (not gods)
'Question. But did not C'livi.-t make a belief
him a test of Christian charueler, that is, a belief
in him as the long promiic Messiah; nnd did
'not therefore make n firol after all?
lod.",'(" l"r "u,r ewisu '.'.
,,'"irmi"d"- ,'l,1'ist y .-k-l to believe in his
' exhibitions of love, ns pns.f of his divinity, which
' ''"'J" "'' lj without b.ve in tli-ir effrt souls.
; '".(? inftueiKC I by misanthropy uud hate of.
! Christ, because he cutnt the root, and exposed their
! s '!lishne-s nnd hypocricy, they could not seo him
tl.true nI1,i i(,v'0y Moolah. Wo may say then
.t)l,u iiu VM appropriate und scan hing.
I .. . . . .. . ...
! and such wns his jJuhnthojiic ,-haruckr that no
norui(l l.liovo him without loving b:m. A man
)liM reputation, nnd endangered his life by
;,,,.;,, M1(.h 1.,;,,r. Therefore, nothing bi:t leve
' which the I hnstian should follow. It is a beln-l in
'j'I'i-ift nsi n Suvimtr, liow ? In this sense, that by
partaking of U spirit iiinf follow i.lg perfectly his
1 example of self-denying love, we arc necessarily
saved from nil sin. How can wo believe any thing
I short of iliU if wo regard him u an duto Sa-
vior? It is not tJoretieiil, bliml, indefinable, but
j -'lir",t tberefore menus, tho essenso of tho Deity
which is fare revea!d thrmujh Chri.it to man. In
t'10 'Orthodox' acceptation it is a theological dogma.
1 which tho intelligence must assent ns a mere
"iti'lenj 'belief, without nt all nfleeting the heart,
i ' ""7 '"'''"y. that such a belief is no proper
ttst "f t'liristinn Character. A faith which works
'or Ood. Instead of a belief in Christ as tho Mesi -
"Answer, lie did not regard this a let nnv
nitlicr tl nn it was pn.tcd to be mi ndeiMinlo lest.
1 'id not his example prove it, his deeds of charity,
whether miraculous or not, in short, his self-sacrifice
tor the vn hU f humanity? Did he r)t ' 'about
doing good,' healing nil iniinner of diseases, gl in"
sieht to t'ie Hind, nnd hearing to the deaf, causing
the maimed to wrdk?
Was he not 1,in.e with
'.i 1 . . .. . .. re 1 1 ...,.r...il.i...
,,,e js.or nno t,,o ou.cast.- .mo , . . ..-,;t' -
. ,ll, l .n ollii. le.l V Meslis Well!. lie raiscu toe
dead of the poor widow.
Did ho not expose
hypoerieies of the dayt A ere not his in-tru-tiona
pure mid holy byhen-j mhp!-l h thrwl,r.J man
In short, did not nil his teaching', ho m.nH-s, nnd
his whole exnmple, show thi.t Ins whole life wns
,e;i for humanity .' How then did he prove that
no w lis me true .uesiani jy ins iittinnuii "iy.
'If ye believe not on me said he, 'believe my
works, for they tevtifiy of nie,und prove from whom
1 ciinic.' A belief in Christ, threfore, wns a tot.t
of Christian ehnracter. just so far n it tested r lore
In mint ninl no further. Christ wrs A prfet eht
, .i . . , i . t.. t ..i. jr.- ..
"I" lore. Mid theri! was abundant proof of
" ' "nvc " n nn"
" was tlie same test.oniy aiiieremiy expressco, i.m.
Christ presented to I'elcr-Sinioi, Uarjonnh. love,t
Christ presented to IVlci 'Simon Uarjonnh. lovef 1
, mo,. cirist WllH RO untiot.ular nt that lime
couM call I'H-tli i m il u In-iiel or confession. It was
0,CI.(lwii,g lovo mid nttacUinent iu l'eter that
called forth tfid exfiressiiin, 'Thou art Christ, the
Son of the liiing Cod,' and how appropriate wns
die answer. ' Flesh nnd blood Imth not revealed it
, tj.c ,ut the0 .v,,, U f j Father,' which is
" 14 'H en& that a belief in Christ is a test
'ir, which is a satisfactory resting upon Christ ns
n pr--ct cMnbKiou of lovo ''which clwinsetli from
all sin.' It is a restinit on Christ ns a perfect ex
hibiiion of philanthropy, nnd hence an cx.unpl
" rauonai, priieiiciu oenci, pnn.ipi.-u oy tote, or
i tho words or tho apost c, it is
, 1 '
'that faith which
works by love and purifies ths heart.'
15,11 "" a l"""tt n Uinst is not a creca in me
amnion or thrtjngintl nrrrplittiim of the term, which
''"Iter is a belief in tho Divinity of Christ, man
' defining wlmt this expression means. Xuincly, the
'l"r"f Vhrut, lor 'Hod is love.' tho divinity of
''J' '"r ,,,J ""'.' ndenunto test, not faith in a io
nretintt or thnilnyi-ul (. 'hrist, but a faith ill love ns
t'hrist was love.
I " But although such a belief is an ndeipiati teit
of Christian character, there are many corruptions,
I thvbjiviiV and 'orthodox,' or this belief, confound
' ing tho true 1 cl-c-r or Bible meauin3. that becomes
1 iiPi-ossnry in the higher und more spiritual devel
lopement of the trim church to reject the term M,
and substitute in its place We. When Christ was
upon earth, so much Scripture was tltfro iu regard
'to his coining, that no man could believe in the fact
of his coming influenced by such evidence as I have
'given, without Wing him, and then a belief was a
test of a hiirher standard or ore. A beli-r wns
!thcn a test in tho samo sense that phihintliroiiie aH.i
tlicil u lost lit WIU s.iii.w bvhl- mm riniuiini .ye- ii. ...
I r.ui f( i , .. I.S..I. I-1
ah. (rod has bv his snirit and providence, sub
stituted love to Christ as a pattern of Wo to man,
, , . ,, .
nnd through man to Cod.
From tho nbovo extract, tho Christian public
may understand my views of Christianity. I nm
i t.i :.,! ,,..,, l,t!
perhaps too much so to suit some minds. But
' I ..onfineed that tho ureal nuestion of tho aire
LJ 0f tho church, what it it to ran I'csa Christ,
,f, it to denu him t must be met in nn analytic
Lnj philosophic wny. To any intelligent mind tho
conclusion is evident, ft-oni my reasoning that true
: Bible religion is Philanthropy, that by tho exercise
I of this feeling we rnlimdly lore Chrirt and corf rait
U,-,( nml that by loving Christ, wo lovo God
I wo thereforo "deny Christ," by " preaching deliv
erunco to tho captive," nnd tho "opening of the
prison doors to those who nro bound," thus fulfilling
tho mission of Christ to tho world ? Can "we deny
Christ in order to free the slave"? In trying to free
.1... .t..A X. ..... i.w.ut vniii.n.illv .Mf.. f'l.i-iutV
uie ' j ..v. ...
How can we love Christ mow effectually, than by
loving thoso who are bonrst, ns bound with tl.cm
tho Rev. Mr. Boynton of Cincinnnti, and Pro-
fessor Cowles of Oberlin, plcnso answer theso plain
und simple-questions. They hnvo intimated that
.Mr. Garrison nnd others of his views, are denying
Christ, and aro calling to tho churches, beware of
such fiitie teachers "w ho areeoming to us in sheep
clothing, but inwardly nro ravening wolves." Such
..... .. ...
IS a set ere cniii- c uiiu biiukki i u ":inn wv-
foro given. They hnvo not proved that such men
do deny Christ" in their exoi liens to free the
slave. They have not explained what it means to
deny Christ. I wish they would be moro definite,
and first prove the sevcro charge, before they mako
it, and if they provo conclusively from the Bible
that the charge is well founded, if they will prove
that they are not following out the very mission
Christ, but rather a mission of the devil, os their
charge intimates, thsn will thry wield a most pow-
erfnl wctpon of truth astlnst such tmijxnries from
Ith' iiifiit-tl reyi'ttt. But 1hey.mui.-t not deal
t,P.eiit.ncaiiy .icve.opc.., ,s ,.,,t r.., ...
,iirr : .(...crfiom on ti h vital tio'Tt'. 1 'resire
men to thoroughly sift my reasoning which liavo
brought metotheconclu i n that ouch philanthropy
as is exhibited in freeing the slave, InMead of oVnjr-
017 Christ, is cfKiinr him. I "pl tfo this to tf
lliljrdwti-iitr , What rrty y. u my dear brother iu
the ministry, nin I horcticnl i n this point?. If I
t . 1 11 :it ..... ..ft- -
ft"" Z Z S
,,,,,.,,,,;,. Mw,,, nUhon-h n.d clearly andsci
iaviiiu o Ticot . ...... "I
I teillllg U HOOOI U'"JII IIIV v.i.n..v.....,i .......
rrt n faintly real-zed before iu the history of the
'church. "Com Unm bH ns reason togother."
1 Who or us is right in liill thwdogy, you or If'
If 1 am an Infidel along w ith the rest, ns !-"irl-tian
brethren, thov: me my error beforo it Is tlf
late, K, HALE. .
CONCEDING TOO MUCH.
sums i nmi myseii unaoie to cnoorso. itiuexpn-i
' w illingness to n.frain front uttering, on certain
(,ee.,.i.,n. your stern conviction. U onl-r gu
llible, t.Uite n certain class , r perrons, whose help, iu a
.lircclioii, you need, ami hope thereby tl.
j secure. That many, (perhaps most) of tho wisest
heads, and truest nnd brave t hearts that are bo'
! rumj am ,. ! .,m,f ,.f lief.rmel's, wlit.s.1'
j ..flbrts e.i-e fast reeurin ; the world's salvation, ure
i .... . . . .
tlt we ), abitu i'lc, mid o!mo.:t nneonseiously, yield'
t!,em a de-rec of respect, and look upon tlu'lr M
s ,i.,!til n mailer of course. Tint eomj.nmU
j, n, baneful in its- effects, ns it is fatl-iing iu its
: nrr. nnt prepared to appreciate or understand, but
I u-mka-n, to be of any service, must bo such ns ore
i nt to be hurt or ffigUteiMKl by tho utterance of
L, truth, must be such as nre prepared to cti
instru counter, calmly, philosophically und heroically,
whnteTcr may como in their w ay.
Show mo mini who is afraid to concodo to irfrj-
j not stay npot th plattorm, let Arm yet nff front
.the platform, tht causo of Tratlt and th Slave,
give I demands their iibsciice. Ileformers will, ere'lorig-,
i fully learu, what they hnvo already begun to learn',
j that ft-uin swh tho cause or lieform lias little to hopo.
'Joseph Harker has well and truly said, thut llef.inu
hate and Infidelity have oome to bo nearly rynonymimV..
Mn. Kmitori In your l'nper. of .Inly 3"th, 1b'
commeiiling e.rr'certr.li(Tl.,r.i'ks of th'ObeTlin
r'.vnngelist, in regard to the c.wvpTirtrtin. o Ami-'
Slavery Christians with Inleleir, you make comes-"
willing to make tlie same concessions, mny lie trild.
eompletely interwoven nre bigotry ami intoler-
1 compleielv interwove!
'.. i"..,. ,.' wit
ith which we have to do.
i -. e..iiiiinrlf. 1 he inn est lesson Keforuf
ers have to learn. It is only a few of tho mos
Lfficient and true, who have learned It. And oven
,,,, gms, cherish the Idea that the dishonest
nml bigoted sm-li ns deny to their (would It?
fvn,jW workers, the frecdoui" they claim for them-
selves, who aro "ready tosaeiiflce the sluvo to
their theological opinions," must be humored nnd
'conciliated, for the sako of their help iu saving mf
wor'd. It trill nut pny. In our eftbrlf t"' rave the
I world, and serve the cause or irntn, w rany ro
frain from utterinir truth which those we address
.ireedom of speccli, ana 1 will show you man lor
whose help in tho work of WrornV or the worM'
salvation, I wodld not give a fiy. Let every abK
litionist, as ho steps upon tho ami-slavery platform-.
fearlessly utter w hut ho deems appropriate to th
occasion, nnd what he believes tho interests of tho1
'cause of the slave, demand: and if the Editors of
the Oberlin Kviingclist and Christian Press, will
True it is, that the reforms of every age, have leu
curried forward by thoso who hnvo been rci-koned
infidel.', by the religionists of their time. Ithtal.-o
tru. "mt tbe laf.-r, inst-n-r of eo-eperating wiitv
,l10 former, have ever thrown stumbling In-ckst i
1 tl'"-way. Let ltef.,vmer take timely uolieo of
1 1'1'". u,lJ B"vwn themselves aeeonliiigly ; and thus
; "v themselves from the disappointment to which
"ley ure oiuei w .sc uou
with tho shailow-y vanities i.f the passing hour.--,
i Ot nil those who wero so eager to deprive Long or
l;l..tv hljW fl.w KUrv-lve. Mr. timdci cr, lliu
j Clerk who appointed the pseiido Commissioner who
issue J tho warrant, and was so active m m? stn
. port: Mr. H ostnrn, tho counsel tor tho clainiar,..
antl"r client, and Judge Jinlson, who Birreodnfi
' tt" J,1""''" . ""er j'1.""".1:"' w1 .f.VT
! j tll(11,'(,1 tIl(.y nre ot ,,f quite r'0 Algii a ohurao
Will terns ours. The constitution of ih.it Suit6'pr?inY
Shortness or Lu r amoj.o f.oro CtTriiKits. X
letter from Hon. John Jay, cf Jew lork, to the
j CV"",,it,,'c "'' Invitation at the , elebi-.ition of tjto
! fiYlow ing" ctaius tl.o
. . r 1 .1 r
1 .1 Mnn 1 1 .1. n i.nn ef tlmui. i.;ihi.s 1 111. ilri rlA Iiik-i.
, r , ., . r .
I In recalling one of those cases under IhA rage
tiw fhle t..lt (i, 1ienry Long, which v.as
1 contested for sumo three weeks I unt solemnly;
! impressed with tho realities of life ns compared
..i ..... ..-.!. I !'.. i.i. ...., i. ....... !.. ..F ..l,.le.
Mr (J. tlf ,i-0 ,sKrL.ty Committee, who assisted'
to retain Mr. t ood as assistant counsel n:ruin;t mv
law and tho cvi leneo, mid without vonturiug to ai
hide, in his cluhorato decision, to one great point
of the defence, that lay associate, Mr. While, cW
forced with such convincing argument, that the
Bench and the rVr, us I believe, felt it to be invul
nerable all of them, niter their brief triumph over
the holnloss negro, have been them: elves summon
ed in turn, by Death, relentless us a Marsha H, f.V
the bar of ljeaveu's chancery, to be judged by that
higher law so scoffed nt here. Let us hopo tloif
they have mot 1 w ill not say with moro justice
but with more mercy than they showed to Long.
I ""1. e'.V . ol-
thut liny person who may employ, or other isiv
neouiaco any neuro or imilalto coming into tho
State, shall lio fined, tho sum not to bo loss than
teu nor moro than tivo bundled dollars. Under
this cl.iuso a enso has arisen, which nut only cxoilus,
a great deal of interest, but causes theconstitiittoir"
j particular to be "ocnited t'.r..nghont th
Sato. Il aiinonrs that I.ov. lalvin VI . rimer, mm'
f t10 ,let presiding elders of tlu! .liulhodtH
t;hnrch, nnd a man who stands spsttloss beforo tbu
world, lately employed n colored preacher Irons
Umisrillp to preai h to his colored brethren in Mad-'
isou. This being a clear violation of the constitu
tion and laws of Indiana, it is said tho Reverend,
Elder will be indicted at tho next b'-ini of (he Jct'-l
ferson Circuit Court, nnd brought before a jury of
his country to nnswor fur this violation of btwjsr
Ciiicayo Tnlune. .'
The dilTcrenco between thoio whom the woild -teems
as pood, and those whom it (oudrinu ss bad
;is in many enfesthat the former Bate t;cm 1 Htet
' sheltered f'.-em tcinptatkn.