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ORSON S. MURRAY, EDITOR AND,, PUBUSHER. ,,n , ; . ; "I AM SET FOR THE DEFENCE OF THE GOSPEL.'1 EPHRAIM MAXHAM, PRINTER. .' " "' ,"" , .... , . ". '! 11 'i' , ... ., f j a. " V ., , VOLtUME ' - r , :v - : BRNJDON, THURS0AY,Miy 12, 1836. ' NUMB E B 33. " 7 ' r n "Ji- ' : r" : " r. -s ' " 5 .TERMS, OF THE TELEGRAPH. ' CUUCuTUlCU LCI ui'Uu'"l' v uxs i . . r, ' - . t : t . . . 1 . 1 . .1 . . : roe UKMOtfT i f troxAFH n paoutnea vorue principle onne analogy oeiyeen nv wwkly at iyear; pivbl witEto four tooothg; t an(j jts antitype. , . He maintains that or J2,0 t th tod of the yar. 0roktho blqfid of the vjc- To wbicriberf-t of th State, rending tinx and went within the 2d vail and there . TocomptnatwluteTerduUnre. who re f dted. But ceiTe 12Kf wore eoplee in ne bundle, and py ; . , . . , , , in dr.oc., 810 etch.. , ,t ivtat inference made by our author ' . ' " . r from thu feet?. He says "this holy Arenti, who procure and pay foii tubtcnberi, Jlut" .l .v - l Za a are entitled to the terenth copy grant.,, 4 place first w the tabernacle, and afterwards , - la rn.kingWmuniraV.oii. ot new taeribm f temple, tyed IwaTea. where our and remituncea, the Agenta will be partkulait in Great Hiffh Priest is pone to atCMf for "giving the nanus and retideneet 0 eubeenbera, ' v9i , This opinion will readily follow . and the amount to be credited to each. - th n'dmission of his first crenera I Drinciole. AU Baptiat mlaUtera, In good ataodingio tlie ' But as that opinion, haa already, in pur our Great Hiffh Priest. This doctrine, is ; thnercy-seat must trify, something else, 1 acticalx'ess' of our Lord's Teach to be mamtamed from his fa-1 besides the atonement ; or else we have at the same time two types representing one and the same thing-, viz : the atonement ; and also we must contemplate 'Christ as j answering to both, tnese types, at one ana the same time and in one and the same act.; :;; " Here is a confusion of figures, that is hardly admissable, in sound reasoning. But I see no possible way of obviating . t1urchea, throughout the United Sutea, are au-1 vjewf successfully controverted, we jtborizedtoactaaagenu foMhia piper. - j are.not obligated to find aomethiug.inthe 1 ' ' ftircomraunicltiona muit beoafntf, ei-1 antitvne answering tot 'riti .matt-of the 1VJ capt .uch m aad to our Ut ofaut-criber. one or , ! But- kt en trne"aal. P?rWw!tl not be diacontlnued untiT all aeU .SY between the type and the antitype, in .ma are paid, except -at the tdiacretloa of the 'the case now bclore uS.v-. It was the mer puoiisner . t . - :? ;INO.. To. give a single exemplification, let me ad vert, to, jhe axiom known by the names of the golden rule, and the univer sal law of equity; 'all things whatsoever yes would that men should do unto you , do ye also unto them; for this is the law and the- prophets. The Savior himself as cribes to this rulenhe condensed and com prehensive character fnr which vvh havp. this difficulty, according to the doctrine Cltec ;t; be pronounces it an abstract of iaia aown m me essay, uui seiung uie ( all that had been prescribed by the law and doctrine of our author aside, and main-; tne prophets; all they delivered on the taining the doctrine that has long been j subject is reducible to" this, so that, u eie maintained, (and Tor aught I can see ought ' their writings lost, this sumraarv miffht still to be maintained,) we. arrive at a 1 be expanded into all thev uttered. Not- ready solution of this difficulty. By the ' withstanding its conciseness, it is a maxi sufierings and death of Christ, on earth, 0fso generic a kind, that, encircling tl as our pcdiator, nc Decame our propitia-j tion, oraaercv-seat. This characteristic; in the divine Being, the mercy-seat in the lT0 injury can be done, no reasonable happy 'a world of immortal beings, temple tipifies. After his resurrection, kindness be omitted by man to man, which T . he ascends on hi orb. and sils down at the ;e n vlnlntmn f ilo ma1 !om. nr "We must not omit to notice the a object in the way, consistent with reach ing Us final destination. But indirect and compounded as is the best principle of hu man action, the Great Teacher would have us raise our eye to the highest point, and aim at the loftiest mark in the universe. ' which it never taught, we are not likely to be consistent with Truth, or with 'our selves; and, accordingly, he who seeks for direction from the professed teachers of morality, finds his mind bewildered in conflicting theories, and lu. indcrmnf Unhinging us from the centre of self on j embarrassed by contradictor instructions, which we have turned, he supplies us with j But -Wisdom is justified by all her chil a common centre in God. The eye which d.i. aIjd sne is justified, perhaps, by has glanced at the unclouded sun, is una-1 noliing more evidently than by the laws ble, for a time, to recognise the most fa I which she has rnposed;- for flwho have miliar objects of earth; he unveils to us j proposed any standard of rectitude, other the splendors of the eternal throne and ' lhkn tnat which Christianity has laid the grandeur, and wealth, and most at-; d(nvr)) or who have admii-ed anv foreign tractive objects of the world, fade and van-, principles with the principles which she ish from our view; he calls us away from .teaches, have hitherto proved that they the limited and sordid pursuits of time, have oniy been "sporting themselves with takes us into the counsels of God, invites their own deceiving" the i us to join hands with Providence, to min- it js a remarkable fact, that the laws of whole sphere fl social virtue, it embraces j &le in .the operations of almighty love in ; tne Mosaic Dispensation, which, confess all things whatsoever that sphere contains. ) renewing, and beautifying, and making j edyt was an; imperfect system, are laid down clearly and specifically in the form of an express code; whilst those of that - "' For the Telegraph. . ATONEMENT. rx Concluded v. . ; In what does the atonement consist ! It U sharply maintained by pur author, -af though hVvrcre' a capital aTgumeiit in -iUrot of his 'doctrine, that tho atonement .fiansistainthe blood of Christ, when used in a particular manner. I am not back- wardtb admit, that the blood of Christ is rirequeotly represented as atoning for sin ; .bat not, when separated,, from the sufTer ogs ?of , Christ Our. author makes the following quotation, to prove that the -jxtonemenP consists, not in "the deathtt .Christ, but; in,' his , blood.v Col; i: 20, ' Having made peace throughf the, .blood . - . -. . t f ' i j j ot tho cross. as tnougn uoming nau to LCV-seat within tne vail, on Which the he ascends on hiffh, and sits down at the :s nn n violation of this roval law: ndr can v e mllst not omit 10 notice the aavan-; nurer religion which Jsns Christ intio- blood of the victim "was sprinkled, and up-' right hand of God as our Great High 1 anv duty be itrformed which it does not i tage which the preaching of Jesus derived, duced into the world, a re only to be found . on which the Lord appeared in a cloud Priest. Here then, Christ at the right virtually enjoin. Ifit needed any other 1 !rom tbe smPe and authoritative manner j casually and incidentally scattered, as it of incense, and accepted the offering oft-hand of God, makes intercession by the quality "to recommend it, we might easily ' 1T which it was delivered, and the sane- j were, through a volume intermixed with the Priest and dispensed pardon to the 1 merits of his atoning sacrifice offered on ' sb0w " that it has numerous excellencies ilons U1 which it was invested. In putting ot)cr subjects elicited by unconnected people. The Priest alone was permitted I Calvary, lor the sins ot men. And all fullv answerable to its comprehensiveness. ;a man 011 an.v 8Jvcn course oi action, it is events delivered at distant periods, and who come to L-od, through the medium ot it is a rule as portable as our sell-love, and ,,mFnani 10 ,,,5s P'ogrts ana persevei-, ior distant purposes, m narratives, in dis Jesus Christ receive the sprinkling of-identical with if for what is it but the love , ance' l!iat he s"PulJ eel unlimited confi- courses, in conversations, in letters. Into the blood of Christ ; as it is sprinkled ' 0f self applied to the destruction of selfish- dence m the wisdom and authority of his the final purpose of such an ordination, upon the mercy-seat, that is, Christ ; and , ness, by being pressed into the service of Patron- If the instructions he receives (for an ordination it must be supposed to we, by embracing Christ, as our atone- universal benevolence? It is the measur- are couched in ambiguous terms, or de-; be,) it is not our present business to in ment and Great High Priest, make his ing rod, which is never out of the hand of : llverfd 1,1 a tone of uncertainty, or enforc- qUire. One importent truth, however, re righteousness our own, and thus we re- seff for its own purpose, legalized, and ap- e wth ther verbi.sity of a special pleader, sults from the fact as it exists: That those ceive reconciliation, forgiveness of sins, f lied to mete out the same measure for the lne methodical clauses and measured di&- xvj10 would form a general estimate of the at the hands of God. " The slaying of good of others. It seeks to equalize vicis- tinctions of the logician, the endless exeep- moral obligations of Christianity, must de the paschal lamb did not avail, unless its situde; to make a community of our joys .ns nn ProvistK S of the jurist or the . rive it, not from Codes but from Princi blood were spiinkled. The blood was ' and sorrows, by distributing them as near-' mis,y film-work and cold abstractions of not from a multiplicity of directions shed in order that it might be sprinkled. y into equal parts as if we knew not the , ineme,aF - , . ' 0 prouawv m wimt manner we are to act, but from 1 he sprinkling was necessary to preserve portion which would fall to us. It aims ; susPecl l.nat nis instructor has yet to lonn a instructions respecting the motives and judge, oennite laea oi nis own wisnes; cr tnat he j dispositions by which all to enter within the 2d vail, and offer sac rifice. Now what is the true analogy be tween these rites and the work of media tion performed by Christ? Let us inquire 1st, concerning the fact that the Priest alone was permitted to go within the 2d vail of the temple. Let the inspired Apostle answer. Heb. ix: 7 9, " But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he oflerea for himself and for the errors of the people. The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the ho liest of all was not yet made manifest while as the hrst tabernacle was yet standing ; actions are to be With tho cxpiatfori of sin, hut the blood which was a figure for the time then pres 'of Christ But 'irwe1 read the nxt two emVih which were offered loth gifts and following verses in the same chapter, the ' sacrifices that could not make him tba subject musvbe viewed in; a ,vcry. different did the service perfect as pertaining to th light. ,CoUi.: MV'-.And you, tha were-s-jmetimesauenatea anai enemies in your mind by wickeol wptks; yet now hath he reconcileo;, in Ue boiyofhisjUsh thro death. Here we1 can, prove as-much by ihfljit" ih pt Chrlstv as ou author has proved ' h f th blood of Christ. ; What then-nfust be our inference, 'that there are two atonements; ot that the same is meant by the blood of Christ, as is meant by is slcathl Scripture, wiiL not, justify ihe s.'paration of the death of Christ from his W4-in-making atonemenb... They stand so intimately connected, not Jts cause dad effect, but in'noint of time ani circumstan ces.- that, the " blood of the cross' and ' ihe . death" of Christ V arc used inter 'changellv .by Inspired, penmen. Isaiah liii:.5, "But 'he", was wounded for our "transgressions, he was bruised for our ini 'nuitics: tho chastisement of our peace ws uwnniim." C I Peter ii: 24. Who Jl his own self bare ouc s!os o his own body on .ine iree, . iiiai wct uciuj;- uwu v bius shoald live unto righteousness ; by whose stripes 'we are healed." Col. ii ; 14, " Ulotting out the hand-writing of ordin ances that was against usi whch was con trary' to us, and took it out of the way, conscience.'' V The wayinto the holiest pf air was not yet-, rnade manifest," or made public. , Whatever this fact tipifies, is of no great moment to lis ; whether it represeuts that, there shall be one medi ator", between God and man; or some thing else. The fact is all that the Apos tle declares. He says the way into the holiest of all was not yet . made public. Only' the High Priest was permitted to enter j and he could do this only, once in each year.' Not even all of the holy tribe the Israelites. Neither will the blood of tntrnncffirm ;pl f intn nn imnnrtinl . r . I. " . . . . t .. . J""6' .1. .. 1 , jesus nrist prove oi saving eincacy, cn- by giving it an interest in all the decis-1 UUUU i5 " piacweuuunj, oi jceis mat i regulated. less it be applied. When wrath shall ! i6..s which it pronounces en others. By ! their questionable propriety requires the h appears, therefore, to follow, that in overwhelm the unbt lieving, m the judg compelling our selfishness o do tlie work mentofthe last day, it will be of no avail to plead the merit of this great sacrifice, unless we have approached it for our selves. Having boldness to enter into the , fare of the whole as the shortest and the holiest by the blood of Jesus, we must 'only way of promoting our own individu draw near with a heart sprinkled from i al interest. Let this infalible law le un an evil (or an accusing) conscience." 1 derstood and applied, and the trade of the " The merit of the Redeemer's blood is in-! casuist would be eone in the denartment ... :i r .j- : i- - . . . rr " " uiuiecuug eii ui a uy lu.n g sormsuy;-- ; ,hp ,nnn rv whpthpr vnr s Mn,t;J K,r f destruction on itself, it mala s us content ! a.na tJie P1"00301"')' ,s 1 ,ut' PesseU with Christianity, a snecific declaration of its to number as one, as a mere unit in the Ult - ) "uiu uu buiu iuiis, ne win ue -; decision is not likely to be found. If. sum of the species; and to seek the wel-! er atteml 1 to carry the instructions into , then, we be asked for a prohibition of war . . . i r i i. i practice, or win ;aste tne leeiing ana ; bv jeSus Christ, in the express terms of a uasiMon mussai v 10 ULLiUli, III liai rilSSlIl i of the Israelites" were permitted To sacri-fsehts the application of the Savior s blood, niiung u to ms cross.' , neo. ix: tSi Christ .was onre offered i bear the sins of wy ; and unto them that look fif himshill he appear the second time, without sin unto salvation." Rom. r : 9, 10, Much more then, being now justi fied by his blood, we shall be saved thro Kim. Fof if, when we were enemies" we were reconciled tq God by the death of his son; much more being reconciled, we -v-ti v A v.. i, :c. if anaii ioa.tvt'u uy nis inc. If the sufferings of Christ, had no part in makin g atonement, we are ready to ask, wh'was it necessary for him to endure thp hidings of Gods countenance and overwhelming agonies during the scene of c'rucifitionY If the blood of Christ, hiUo from death and its aronies." could have pail the debt, for the sin of tho world, and opined a door of access to God, for Jew and Gentile, why was our Savior 'pressed dqwn in the garden, till he sweat reat drops of Wool! And whv did he hang three faun upon the cross, crying, fire at th altar: much Jcss'arTv -of armth ef tribe i and least of all, cfiuki; "any, from the Gentile nations. Tis-Jbaweret-will be admitted, that the 'entrance of the high priest within the 2d vailVepresented the entrance of Christ into Jlleaven, accord incrto the Anostle., Heb, ixi 1 1, 12.- But Chrjst being come a. High Priest of good things to come, ;py; a. greater and more perreci-taoernacie, noi . roaao .wjm hands that is to say, not of this building ; neither bv the blood of iroats and calves, but by his own blood, he entered in once into the holy place having obtained etern al redemption for us." Here the Apos tie says, that Christ " entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us." Th'is act of Christ, is represented by the entrance of the high priest within the second vail. Let us notice 2d, the works of the high priest within the 2d vail, or in the holiest of all. ..Levit. xvi: 15, 44 Then shall he kill the goat of the sin-offering that is for finite, but its efficacy is confined to its ap plication. In his own words, 4 except ye eat my flesh, and drink my blood, ye have no life in you. ' Robert Hall. The sprinkling of the blood of the vic tim -upon the mercy-seat, very fitly Tepre- . . i i: r c? j. to the hearts of men, when they come to God, through the mediation of his Son. But our author may say, 44 if this doctrine be 'admitted, what was atonement under tbeOJewish ritual, is not atonement when made by Christ That is, the manner of making atonement is different in the two dispensations." I grant it. And to this conclusion we must inevitably come ; and this conclusion solves the whole difficulty. In the ritual law, reconciliation, pardon of sins, and atonement were the same things. But in the new dispensation, we have shown that there is a difference. This result arises from the character of the two dispensations. One dispensation was ritual; the other is sprritua!. When, therefore, a man had committed a sin, un der the ritual, or Jewish dispensation, he offered a bullock, or a sheep, or some oth er animal, to atone for his sin. He laid of social life; for self-interest, prompt, and even intuitive when it sits in judgment for its own ends, would have only to imagine a momentary self-transmigration, and to transfer its judgments for the advantage of others. We might extend this representation to another particular of a similar kind, show ing the comprehensiveness of our Lord's maxims concerning the, omission of duty. Theline which divides his kingdom from the empire of sin is so fine, that, like the line of geometry, it is length without breadth; it occupies no part of the territo ries which it defines; it creates no border land, no neutral ground. 'He that is not with me is against me; and he that gath- ereth not with me scattereth abroad;1 a sentence which separates the world into two great classes; assigning over to the dominion of Satan the lukewarm with the hostile; and Leaving them to discover, that whereas they had expected to find them selves standing at least on neutral ground, they are actually and considerably within the frontiers of the kingdom of darkness. How larre a proportion of those, whom custom and courtesy agree to call chris tians, live and die in self-complacency and hone, from the persuasion that thev have alternations between right and wrong; or will construe the first obstacle he encoun ters, in the course proposed, into a provi dential intimation that he is not in the path of duty, and should instantly turn back. The injunctions of Jesus w ere clear, determinate, and imperative; combining, at once, the simplicity of a father direct ing his child,, and the authority of a king whose will is law. Taking his stand on the firm, broad, uncompromising princi ples of morality, he spoke, as conscience itself speaks, concisely, energetically, and to the point. The only logic he employ ed, Avas the logic of the heart; his only auditor, common sense. sentence with ..!. V IT - . . . . . - ... . o leciuiuie uicuM. riis siyie seems command, m the manner in which Thou shalt not kill is directed to murder, we willingly answer that no such prohibition exists and it is not necessary to the argu ment. Even those who would require such a prohibition, are themselves satisfied respecting the obligation of many negative duties, on which there has been no spe cific decision in the New Testament. They believe that suicide is not lawful. Yet Christianity never forbade it. It can be shown, indeed, by implication and in ference, that suicide could not have been allowed, and with this they are satisfied. Yet there is, probably, in the Christian benptures, not a twentieth part of as much meaning, he level LiOauirui every I 1 ' j . . -wi.v uuiuoi me ia v millets VI led It dl- pnicidp nsthprp is nn-nintt tha ln.f.,l - .. . 1U iriUillfJS of war. To those whn rrnnim c-nk n , - , ... -, , . - -' 'vyuiiv a merely to breathe a solicitude that it may j command as Thou shalt not engage in tear be understood; it seems to burn with a j ;t js therefore sufficient to reply, that thev rucnlnliAii tKnt it trill V.a f.Jt lliot It n-Ill ' .1 . i ; 1 ! .' . J .v.w ... Wv mi, men u w;reouire inai. wnicn unnn his nnH m j i U I make itself to be remembered. This is true of the style of all his commands; but there are some of them which go ewn be yond this, they not only effect for them selves a lodgment in the memory, but when once there they defy oblivion, noih in can dislodge them. mon many other subjects, Christianity has not chosen to give. We refer then, first, to the general na ture of Christianity; because we think that if there were no other evidence against the lawfulness of war, we should possess in that general nature, sufficient proof that it li r ' i i his hand upon the head of the animal ; then slew it ; then, when every thing was prepared, the officiating hiffh priest took been harrnlcss, or. because they have done the pe'opTe, and bring his blood within the i the blood, on the great atonement day, en-1 nothing. It seems never to occur to such, that to spend threescore years and ten on a field of conflict, the listless spectators of a strife in which heaven every moment im pertunes them to take part, is disobedience and guilt. But, for this large sum of hu man ciphers, this aggregate of figures rail, and do with that blood as he did with the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it upon the mercy-seat and before the mercy-seat" What does this work of the high priest represent 1 Our author says, it tipifies the work of Christ in heaven, as our Gieat High Priest, atoning for sin. Here we are again at issue. As this whole work is figurative, we remark, that we can not contemplate Christ, as answering to only one of theJe figures, at once. "Now the mercy-seat in the holiest of all, is an acknowledged type of Christ. The word mercy-seat, means covering, or Now Christ, in 1 John ii : tered within the 2d vail, and there sprink led it on and before the mercy-seat and atonement was made, or the sin was for given, in a rational point of view, in all cases. But when we look through the rite, to its spiritual meaning we shall find the same thing true, in relation to the rit ual atonement, that is true of the atone ment made by Jesus Christ. That is, an Israelite could make an offering for sin, The unauthorized precepts of other j ;s virtually forbidden. moralists are only guesses at right, and That the whole character and spirit of should therefore, be uttered with dilii-! 0ur religion are eminently and peculiarly donee, and received with discretion. But j peaceful, and that it is opposed, in all its he spoke, as the organ and oracle of God. for the universe aud for eternity. He knew that his precepts are to constitute whose total is nothing, the final sentence is already prepared. Having never as pired to christian activity, or positive ex cellence, the doom which will consign the principles to carnage ana devastation, can- . not be disputed. i Have vcace one icith another 77 the laws of the last day: and that each oi , sjiaJi aJl men knovr that yc arc my 'disci them is to sustain the everlasting awards j f5) if yr have love one to another. of myriads of immoital beings, if any Walk with all lowliness and meekness, one could hear them enjoined, and yet re- irjth long-suffering, forbearing one anoth fuse to them unbounded reganl, his mira-j cr i,L 0Vt. nrooitiatorv my woo, my vjou, wny nasi mou lorsak- is said to be ,4 the propitiation (i. e. cn me? It was then, as he hung upon atonement) for our sins; and not for o and the priest could sprinkle it upon the j whole class to their ow n place will de-mercy-seat and thus make atonement j scend on them with this fearful formula, tho tree, that he was treading the wine 'press alone, bearing in his own body the sins of tho world, making a show of the powers of darkness openly and triumph in j over them. As Christ reviewed the scenesof his incarceration, ami! the aw ful convulsions of nature ; while the heav ens were veiled in blackness, the earth did fluake, and the rocks rent ; when the last 1 JJ J - T -?-J ..U" uacu was uuiif, men jesus crieu wnu a . .ioui voice, ana sain Mi l ts h iiNlbti 'TSD: and he bowed his head, and gave up " 4tre ghost.? ' What was finished? Not thi work of reconciliation. But the sac rificial atonement was 6nished, yhen Christ1 gave up tho ghost." The mere fact; that the Roman soldier, pierced the .side of Christ, after his death, I believe, cannot be urged, with great force, in sup port ot 'bur author's sentiment. Christ. had sweat creat drops of blood in the car. aen,rdafing his incarnate. life ; but the act of the soldier, after Christ had left his hu man; body can not in my view, affect the Allcr the resuf" rcclion and ascension o Christ, we next inquire concerning InsTof- fir.fl work, ns' ho lives and .reigns king. eternal, immortal. ! and, invisible r. Our iiuthor maiutaios OhaL he ji.jiow. at i the right hind of God, .to make AtoueWnt, as and still that Israelite, might go away, with no spiritual benefit, being as bad a man, at heart, as he was before. Unless he looked through the sign, by faith, to ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world." Now the word il&mos which we translate, by the word propitiation or atonement, means covering, the same as the Hebrew noun cophcr. Mercv-seat also was the covering of the ark. If Christ then has become the ilamos (i. e. the atonement) for the sins of the whole world ; and If ilamos means covering, as we have already seen : then the mercy- scat, in the tabernacle, and afterwards in the temple, tipifies Christ, as having made atonement for sin. As the visible glory of the Lord was manifested to the high priest between the cherubim upon the mercy-seat; and as the Lord then heard the prayers of the people by means of the priest, so now sinners can come to Jesus Christ, as their mercv-seat or atonement. make known their wants, and through Christ as their mercy -seat they can re- er iu 'Inasmuch as ye did it not.'' Now if hu man guilt is reducible to a graduated scale of demerit, by thus inscribing condemna tion at the least and lowest degree on the scale, how unavoidable is the inference the thing signified, he was in no way ben- efitted, except in a temporal point of view J" made that greater condemnation is reserv- So it is, with the atonement made by Jesus Christ. The whole world, receive more or less benefit, in a temporal point of view ed for every higher degree of sin; if the mere absence of activity, the negation of friendship, for Christ, be denounced, ltfol through the mediation and atonement of i lows of course that activity against him, our Savior. But no man, receives spirit- that positive hostility, being superior ual benefit, unless he embraces the atone-j guilt,i has nothing to hope for. Thus, by ment, by faith, and has the blood of Christ ! recording a sentence against the omission applied to his soul. It is then only in ' of duty, the Divine Teacher has not mere one sense, that the pardon of sin 44 imme-j ly destroyed the plea of harmlessness, and diately and invariably " followed the proscribed the whole tribe of the useless, e'escameto his aid, collected and cluste r ed around to abet and confirm them. lie called in the terrois and powers of the world to come, to augment their sanction. If we consider his character and office, his relation to man and to the invisible world, we shall feel that, while propounding his laws, he occupied a position more impos ing than that of the mount that burned; that he legislated as in an ampitheatre fill ed with the attendant thrones and domin ions of heaven, with the judgment seat in perspective, the rewards of glory piled up in sight, the penal fires of perdition flaring up at intervals and darting forth volcaic flashes from an unknown depth, and God meanwhile corroborating his authority in accents of thunder, and say ing, 'This is my beloved Son, hear ye him.' Great Teacher atonem,ent, even in the ritual law. And this'4sense, was the prevailing characteris tic of that rite. But in the new dispensa- he has tacitly comprehended and denounc ed the hostile and persecuting, leaving them to infet that to doom them formally tion, the order is reversed. And what j would be superfluous. w w was chief in the old dispensation, is the i It is, indeed, impossible to say whether, least in the new. j in the present state, the great motive of I can not conclude these extended re-1 the gospel ever exists pure and uncom raarks, without an expression of my mo- pounded. Principles of action are too tives in engaging in this work of review- subtle for analysis; they elude our most ing. It has been no part of my design to j anxious, but coarse attempts to reduce encourage unprofitable debate on this sub-j them to their elements. The motive, ievinff prayars, lhavelject ; but to come at the truth. Audit is . which, to our eye, looks pure as light, Be ye all of one mind, having compas sion one of another; love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous, not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing. Be at peace among yourselves. Set that none render evil for evil to any man. God hath called us to peace. Follow after love, patience, meekness. Be gentle, showing all meekness unto all men. -Live in peace. Lay aside all malice. Put off anger, wrath, malice. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking be put away from you, tcith all malice. Avenge not yourselves. If thine enemy hunger, feed' him; if he thirst, give him drink. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Overcome evil with good. Now we ask of any man who looks over these passages, Avhat evidence do they convey respecting the lawfulness of war? Lould any approval or allowance of it have been subjoined to these instruc tions, without obvious and most gross in consistency? But if war is obviously and most grossly inconsistent with the general character of Christianity if war could not have been permitted by its teachers, ceive pardon of their sins, in answi their Sincere and believinff prayers, 1 alreadysaid that we can not contemplate Ivhnst, as answering to more than one ng- ure, at once: I think" I - have r Satisfactorily proved that the mercy-seat within the 2d vail tip ifies Christ, as having made atonement. NowthowoTlrdf the priest, in sprinkling the blond of the Victim tipnn and befoTej my humble prayer, that .whatever I have said, may have no other effect, than to cre ate a spirit of humble inquiry into the gret truths oftheBible; and lead souls to Jesus Ohnst, to : accept the offers of sal might, could "we examine it through a moral prism, prove, to our astonishment, to be many-colored. The aim which we regard as in a straight line to the glory of God, might, could we obtain a comprehen vation. through the mediation ofaonce'sive view of its course, appear, like a incarnate and risen Savior. i stream meandering to the ocean, touching Daletii. ' at every accessible point, and taking every Christianity v. s. ar. It is, perhaps, the capital error of those who have attempted to instruct others in the duties of morality, that they have not! been willing to enforce the rules of the Christian Scriptures in their full extent. Almost every moralist pauses somewhere, sbnrt nf the nnint which they prescribe: and this pause is made at a greater or less without any egregious violation of their distance from the Christian Standard, in ' own precepts, we think that the evidence proportion to the admission, in a greater 0f its unlawfulness, arising from this gen ox less degree, of principles which have' cral character alone, is as clear, as abso- becn superadded to the principles of the i lute, and as exclusive, as could have been gospel. Few, however, supersede the contained in any form of prohibition what- laws of Christianity, without proposing ever. some principle of "expediency," some ; To those solemn, discriminative, and doctrine of natural law,'1- some theory of; public declarations of Jesus Christ, which mtrinsit decency and turpitude," which t are contained in the"sermonon themount," they lay down as the true standard of a reference will necessarily be made upon moral judgment. They who reject truth this great question; and, perhaps, more is are not likely to escape error. Haying . to be learnt from these declarations, of the i mingled with Chri-tianity principles moral duties of his religion, (nan from 4 1 ) ji v, t n n