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44 The Indian Advocatc. I: fe' bIS I n lldLSJ .".;': Christian at all. At best he can but proclaim the essentials of believing in the existence of God and the binding nature of the dictates of natural religion. Even the pagan philoso phers of Greece and of Rome got as far as this. It would seem, then, that the acceptance of essentials, in the sense advocated by the sect, is equivalent to rejecting revelation. I hesitate to say that the sects and the Church of England are loyal to the Bible, even by profession, in these days of Higher Criticism. But if we grant that they do so profess, it is a gross inconsistency on the part of the sects to leave every man to his own fads and fancies on the plea of adhering to vague essentials4, and equally so for the English Church to do the same under the plea of comprehensiveness. St. Paul held a far different doctrine when he wrote: "I wonder that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, into another gospel; which is not another, only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the " gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we-havtJ preached to you, let him be anathema. As we said before, so now I say again: if one'-preach to you agospel, besides that which "you have received',' let him be anathema." Gal. i. 6-9." It is certain, from these words alone;" that there is but one gospel and one set of essentials?'' Of all gospels that exist, only one can be true. '' The random talk about essentials is but thinly disguised infidelity. Let us pass on to a consideration of conscience, and first let lis inquire what conscience is. The inward moni- tor which speaks with the small still voice, and prompts to the recognition of right and wrong, 'and which all men lay claim to possess, is often supposed to be a special faculty of the mind.' ' Is it a divinely implanted power which can never go' wrong?- It is not. In the words of Father Riekaby, con science is hot a distinct faculty of the mind, but is merely the intellect working upon a certain order of practical ideas. It ffft&Lri