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ItT T TTV KJ T? C T ' 'XT ;
depth or strength ; and believing , that the
scriptures, abounding with figures,1 emblems,-personification,
and allegory, inter
spersed with language literal," . poetical,
I hyperbolical, and sublime, are, though a
great deep,, yet simple and- clear, and ; if
explained' according to the known and
lf-taught maD but . one whose study oi ..:Vm.j
ic Bible, for years, has' been intense and onera chain of Light,v and Truth
ritical." Of himself, the writer says,; iu and "judgment? and lu'Stren$tlfien
The writer of a series of articles, to
which the following is an' introduction, is
not known to me personally.'" He is intra-
1 friend .nf. mine
, . .... . . fii established principles and idioms of all
in whom I hare the greatest confidence. IV rav".. ' . V -n r
My fHend says of him-be is a farmer-a that var.ety of language, .wll t form : one
.elf-tau-ht man-but . one whose study of perfect, "chain" of doctrine, and:only
his letter to me, accompanying his commu- 0f the " strength of Israel, ' who vtill
nication for, the paper, I profess to have n yu .nor .repent "I . and .jhat; they
een no "visions" have no strange views Were designed of- God to be understood,
to offerr neither would I be wise, in my as. sa;athl Savior,- -V Whoso readeth let
communicauons, aoove -wnai is wnuen. .k r w O ,i ' u f,-X ui
c ...... , . ,. -; him understand and again, ' Write the
And while . I look above the ordinances , . - ,
, ..-.' i . yision, and. make it plain on tables,. that
nf iIim irrnnpl whrh arp nnli' shadows - 1 - - ''
ndfi3ure,Vl would not trample them under may run ahaf readeth it.'! , Further
mr feet, but have kept them since I . called more, A high-way shall be -there, a
Jesus "Lord awl Master," having neither way of holiness, and yay-faring men,
despised nor neglected the ordinance of though fools, shall not err therein." - ;
baptism,' and by immersion." - I know not Believing also that on the reception of
whether I shall agree with the writer in all fa igllfand In it depends the
. . sa vation of every son .and daughter oi
to enter into discussion wun mm, u in . .
anything, I can not agree with him. There Adam,- though 1 entertain views at van
are several important things to which I am ance with Christendom generally, both
already committed, that yet remain unset- on the doctrines of-the sacred Scriptures,
tied in the minds of some. The door of and on the simplicity and practicability of
discussion is open. If anything be advanc-1 interpretation,, yet I am encouraged and
ed by the writer now introducing himself Lmboldened to present them for consider-
. ; . III. ..We. come, now to consider the ex,- seem, that Paul took lhac occasion to show
traordinary answer, which'the disciples' the d isci pi es,w hat their solemn obligations
are said to hate made to Paul's interroga- were, according to their baptismal vows.
ttonV And they said unfo him," we hnveiln doing this, the Apostle acted-in keep-
not so much as heard, whether .there-; De mg wun nis usual, solemn, anu serious
the church and therefore are not gospel , health, which is so necessary to oar enjoy
to the readers of the Telegraph, which any
shall deem fundamentally erroneous, I trust
tome one will be ready to point outlthe
error, or errors, in the same christian spirit
ation 'therefore with deference toward
the great, whom. 1 fear not ; and with
hnmilltv toward the small, on whom I
. 1 .uM.Irl iromnla ini with rharitv
which the writer now appears to breathe. wu. ....F.v. , ....
Scripture investigation is certainly impor- toward air men, I would attempt by the-
tant. There is far too little Of it. ' ' Light ; vvhich" Ughteth eery man, that
Far the Telegraph. coineth into the, world,"-in this , paper, a
TO THE CHRISTIAN PUBLIC. deveiopement of the Doctrines :of the
1XTB0DUCT1ON- to a proposed ELUci- Kingdom of Heaven and Eternal Life ;
cation or the scriptures, on some of the New Jerusalem and the World to
important topics, i , : ! V, come, ' asl may be able by the grace of
I. : Amidst the' great variety ofVeli- God, which is proffered to ail men, and
gions in the eartb.'and amidst the numef- abundantly given' to? those who seek to
au3 and increasing divisions in. Christen; know bis will and do it. . :r.
(lorn, from the Extreme's of Calvinism to -l 3f , But as' I advance tot 'an. exposition
Universalism, not excepting cdses of a Gf the great and leading doctrines of the
Mief in an annihilation of tbe wicked sacred scriptures. I would observe,1 in the
though I would speak with deference-and language of a late periodica , 1 arro
nhile not a few are looking forward with crate not to myself, the, right ..of original
fearful anxiety to 1843, I invite," all ;Ohris- hngr any principle, but design only to m
nans, ot every name, or ii viuiuuvuumi, fleet the Jigni oi irum?. as s u v
on all readers of the scriptures, putting m'-mlnd, rora "ihe.word ot. God and
any Holy,Gh2)st.? v; .This, I say, seems to
be an extraordinary 'answer to 'proceed
from the disciples of Christ, especially if
ye understand 1, as , A. At ;seems to
view it, namely as. sho wing 'that these
disciples were actually ignorantnvhether,
'there teas a Holy Ghost.'' t ;
.ypu will allow me to; differ. from his
opinion of A.. A.! and tostate myTea-
son's'for entertaining a'diSerent View of
this passage,. By looking into theGreek
Testament, we find the answer pttne ais
ciples to be this i 4 All oude ' ei Pneuma
atrion eslin tkousamen ' This-sentence
may' be translated ihus'; We have not
nearu mal ice noiy uuusi yictciwu;.
That this is the correct view of the Greek,
we have ! the testimony .of the greatest
Greek' scholar now living, S. T Bloom
field, as well as Groti.us and Bp. Pearce.
The same principle that we contend or
in the translation of this passage, was act
ed upon m. the ; translation, of, John vii :
39, For the Holy Ghost was not yet
(given).1 To violate this rule in this pas
saffe would make it read thus : 'For the
Holy Ghost js not yet.'; That theconv
mon English version is wrong on J his
passage, it is clear ' to any one; who is at
all acquainted with the Greek -language.
Unpardonable, license was taken by the
translators."' The "words . 'so", much as,'
and.; any ,' .were gratuitously added, there
beinsr no words in the original from which
they can be translated. That Bloomtield
is correct, in his view of the passage, there
are internal marks. Paul's question was,
Have ye received the . Holy Ghost since
ye believed?' The answer was, (accord
ing to our view,) ' We , have not heard
that. the. Holy Xjhpst is. received.' !; .Paul
asked a certain, definite-question. We
should, therefore Expect a definite answer
to thai reryquesuon. rui, .iccoiuiiig iu
the common version, the aiscipies aia not
answer Paul's question"; jbut declared that
manner, and in a" manner which was be-
fittingthe occasion. '
In the last part of verse fourth,' Paul
quoted the language of John. We may
represent it as quoted. Then saic Paul,
John verily baptized . with the baptism of
Tepentance, saying unto the people, That
they should believe on him which should
come after him, that is on Christ Jesus.'
We now come to verse fifth. We in
quire now, was Paul still addressing the
disciples, or had he finished his discourse?
I am inclined to think, that Paul was
still addressing the disciples in the fifth
verse. After remarking on the nature of
John's dispensation, what was imposed
upon the disciples, consequently, in being
baptized, into his baptism, he summed up
in brief, the preaching of John in the last
of the fourth verse, which was, That they
should believe on him which should come
nftpr him. that is on Christ Jesus.' This
was given by Paul as the language of
John.. Then in the fifth verse, Paul adds
his own testimony to show, that what John )
preached, that John practiced That is,
while John told the people to believe on
...... . , s -, i
ChriU Jesus, Paul asserts, that when the
people heard this preaching'ot John, in
the Gospel sense, that is, did believe on
Jesus Christ, Ihen John baptized them in
to the name of the Lord Jesus.' No w so
far from the fifth verse being a .repetition
of the fourth, it is a continuation oi the
discourse, and contains an idea not ad
vanced in the fourth. As . much as if
Paul had said to the disciples, if you are
John's disciplesj or adopt his views, and
have been baptized into his baptism, then
how great is vour obligation to live devot
ed to God. For John's baptism was not
only a baptism of repentance, thus requir
ing by baptismal vows to live to God, but
he preached, that men should believe on
Christ Jesus. (Verse fifth.) And when
It is also well known that,whilethe regular
way ot building these (so called) churches
is by -sprinkling unconscious babes, yei
they sometimes baptize believers and by
that receive them into their number.
Now I ask brother A. A. if such individ
uals are baptized rightly T. and if they are
not, I would ask whether he would, with
Tertullian, say they are doubtless not bap
tized at all 1 or whether he would say the
fault is not in the individaals so baptized,
and therefore treat them, in his practice, as
properly baptized persons 1 J. W.
Irasburgh, March 21. 1840.
For the Telegraph.
Brothpr Murray : As it is a matter of
doubt in the view of some of our breth
ren, as to the propriety of inviting to our
communion baptized christians who be
long to, and partake with, Pajdo-Baptists
at their communion, I have written a few
questions for . them to answer, believing
their doubts will be removed, by the an
swers they must of necessity give.
, f- , , : J. II. "
Dear Sister, or Brother:
Do you know of any scripture which
teaches, either directly or by implication,
that anything but immersion is baptism?(
Do you believe that immersion is the
only baptism? , :,
. ! Do you believe it to be right to com
mune with unbaptized persons
ment ofuny sensible good, that without it.
neither- riches, nor honor?, nor any thing .
that we esteem most gratifying to oar sens-.-es,
signify any thing at all' to a. ' Now '
that a bound and healthful constitutic.nl
does exceedingly much depends upon a
discreet government and moderation of our
appetites and passions, upon a sober and
temperate use of all God's creatures, which
is an essential part of true 'religion, is a
thing so evident, thit I make no words
about it. WThat are most of our diseases
and infirmiies, that- make us miserable
and unphied while we" live, and cut us off
in the midst of our days, and transmit
weakness &ro'.tenne?a to our posterity, but
the effects of our excesses and debauchery,
our wamonesses and luxury? Certainly,
if we would observe those measures in our
diet,' and in our passions, and in our plea
sures, which religion has bound us up to;
we might to such a degree, preserts our
bodies, as to render the greatest part of
physic ' perfectly superfluous. Areh'Sv.
John Sharp.' - '
God's Patience- -Let ns imita'e
God's patience in our own to others. ,Hs
is unlike UoU mat is nurnea wun on un
ruly impetus to punish otheTs for wrong
inir him. The consideration : of Divine
patience should make us square ourselves
according to that pattern. - God hath ex-,
ercised a long-suffering from .the fall cf
Adam to this minute on. innumerable sub
jects, and shall we be. transported with de
sire of revenge upon a single injury T If
God were not slow to wrath, a sinful
world had been long ago lorn up from the
foundation. And if rever.ge should be
exercised by all men against their ene
mies, what "man should, have been nlive.
Should a number, of unbaptized per-1 since there is not a roan without, an ene-
it iiFPri- m 1 n ivpr . 11 u r- . .inlil.
uiy s ii - x ' ' ...... -
breathing out- threatenintrs. the: world
would, not only be an Aceldama, Jbut.a
desert. How distant are they troiu ine
away nil partiality and prejudice, pride 1 j woul(1 press the universal obligation to
and selfishness; 'to open' the Bible ; anew, scareA for the truth, acknowledging the
and receive Vith meekness '.he jngtafted restTiclion to be as obligatory and as
word which is able to save the soul, and universa1? namely, to add nothing to, nor
which has been made seemingly; to sup- Anything from the ' words of any
port so many, and some so widely differ- amhorin our illustrations of scripture;
ent doctrines. !'nd those who have not but hat we con3ider what is written as
only, but in studying cTiptures-to l , and fof in o6r scrip
unite I say in a re-ex.am.nai.on oi v.iein, ture 'researches, took unto the FATHER
to the end jhat all may :Cnd, see.and un- ..f wh) givh';U3 .things,
drstand,.and come into fellowsh.pv.th, and;with-whom there is
and ONE BAPTlSM-each-making the - n' be.' glory .in' the
rcc.pients Iree, irom sm -v. vu( , - 'hv Christ Jesus., throughout all
1 11 ' U:- nnnnlo . . . ' ......
they did truly hear his word, and did be-
they Were ignorant trf the existence of eve on ynrisi ne oapuzea .
any Hbly Oh6s;CEven!on thsuppo. name of the .Lord Jesus. ; Therefore if
sition that these disciples never heard John you have been baptized you are under ob-
, , . . , ,i.t lio-ation to live to God, by the love you
preach, but were converted througn the l'oai,ulf " , ,
instrumentality of Apollos, or Aquilla ;- Dear 10 me ru Jcau3 uUU. Fu
then it is incredible that they lenew noth- put on by baptism. . , ,
,ua nf ti,. Hf,;tf s,irit To show that the fifth verse w the lan-
What was the character of Apollos Sua5e 01 jrau, VVUiU .OVJ-cr l""1
read the Bible, but hear only the, con- wri and comparing scripture with jth
Aiding doctrines; and objections' ; of , the . Vnd"'; spiritual things ' with
day, even to confirmed infidelity, I 'would irilully, ,;t the, Blble be its 'own inter-! of
invite to unite with us,' ;n6 in rending .t us'caa n0 man. Master, save th
4,.,l,lrr a fiiTl nt 11 TPS -tO " . . ' ?.. cY
This man was instructed in 4he way of the Greek, this verse contains only one
Ihe Lord, and being; fervent in the spirit, rb, and no subject expressed. But if a
"called Jesus for he shall save his people
nit . I J . I. U A n3TI -
from their sins" One Faith, viz.;;; Christ ae; NMeriamJ
cruciGed,'' and lhe that 4is dead '(i. e. cru- ;';.; ; " : ,x A..t .--.V,vv---
cified unto the! world arid ihe world -P- j 'i
r, ,1 f,nm m one Banlism. s ''''
For ihe 'Vcrrttmi Telegraph.
al to
best 0'
him.! is freed from sin i" one Uapt.sm,
the bantism of the spirit, otherwise called
the baptism5 of the , Holy Ghost, as it is - - ' Urks on ts
u,.:,J,t...'u flnal,;t nr we I all Brother Murray. :-My attention has
1 I I ian IV f! 1 fl 1 II, . Lll 13 i nun
wtniner we oe oecn irv"j '
p snnko and sourht diligently the things dflerent aam.nistrator ot oaptism irom
r . ... " . " r r r' j - hvr. .jj:r
the Lord.' Acts xviii: 25. How. could Jonn is reierreu to in .verse mm, anu uu-
...,,. . . ., . ' . 1 r 1 . ' .l-l-i . t. m
these disciples hate been 'converted to the lereni canu.ue:, a. u t UK c ,cau, uu.
.t.n riArnn , ndfer the nreachin? of ose not.cea in verse lounn , ior i..e
. - - ... I f nn.eniiiiuln rna M i h f Tl rvt rpnillSltfS
o m!,n nr hrnv man. and not Save Ul l.F"-". '" .r" T
, .... -' ut.. nViocriQ' ot a rooa sty e, asuojeci oi iue unue vein
known that there was a-Holy-Ohcst t i t" Jv . . .
, - , i " 't"?T';fioV shou d have been mtroaucea, 10 mam me
f... fi-nm tliosnrtisi'in ps hp 11" u?nt eS. a,IUU,u liu . . ..
UVJ 1UI 11 Will WU v v. iv-. y. ' ' , I L" .
w ' CrVp''mr mind' resumption of the narrative by the histon
lt is much more, probabie, in, myinu, i i, . . r - j
- ii t ian i ii Lilt? n uociLr vi c uyun h
that they: were Jews. Apollos was a Jew, af; V , . p A:- -
-Art, ',rKi. TT,n he would natural- noun, as.me suojen v -
. . . . i -;.,,f,.!,; Uin sintimfl ronnection between verses
ly preacn in ine jervrs, -vcis .v.-
Anlit, jsUite.kely, jthat - these; twelve
disciples - might have been! Jews, whom
Apollos had " convinced that lesiis was
Christ.5 VBut if they;'were Jeys,!;they
unew me uiu i eixuii- iv.w,.
teach the existence of the Holy Spirit. :
sons meet together and commune, does
this act make thera a church?
Can such a thing be, as an unbaptized
church? 'V 1
If you and I belonged to a Baptist
church, and I should commune with an
unbaptized people, should you pot "be
tried with me? . , .
If a Baptist church should sit down at
the Lord's table with a sprinkled people,
do they not acknowledge their baptism
good by their conduct?
Then if we should invite a baptized
member to our communion who belongs
to an unbaptized people and partakes with
them, are we not inconsistent and do we
not thus say sprinkling is as good as any
thing else ?. ,
Doe3 a sprinkled church allow chris
tians to their communion, which they be
lieve unbaptized?
Which is the most likely way to get
them out of the mud, to jump in with
them, or stand on good ground ourselves.
and try to help them out? . '
WTho is to be blamed, or on whom
does the fault lie, that we do not all com
mune together ?
nature of God, who are in a flame up?
on every slight provocation from a sense
of some feeble and imaginary honor,
that must bloody their sword for. a trifle,
and write their revenge in wounds and
death! ; When God hath his glory every
day bespattered, yet he keeps his svbrd
in his sheath: wbat a woe wouia 11 oc 10
the world if he drew it upon every, af
front! i This is to be like brutes, dogs, or
tigers, that snarl, bite, and devour upon
every slight occasion : but to be patient
is to be Divine, and to show ourselves ac
quainted with the disposition of God.
'Be ye therefore "perfect, even cs youi
Father which is in heaven is perfect."-,
S. Charnock. . , - , - ,
Human Reason and Human Feel
ings. There is not necessarily any real
humility in a disparagement of the hu
man understanding the intellectual pow
ers, as contrasted with the affections and
other feelings. Thc;pnde ot human
reason,' is very much in the mouth of
ome persons, "who seem to think they
are effectually humbling tcemseJyes by
feeling, ot sometimes' by merely profess
ing, an excessive distrust of all exercise
oftlie intellect, while they resigrUthemr ,
selves freely to the guidance of what lheyt
-ott uth heart: that is. their prejudices.
. t r ' t..
t : ,v.a T.nrfl'a tnblft and not ours i nnssinn inclinations and fancies.
A3 Ik HUl IUV -" - 1 I ' , . '
... . ' l -I : w no rrnh n tin rt r.l mans
me leeiuis ic - r---
then what right liave we to dishonor it
with inconsistencies? , . ,
If we should countenance any thing for
baptism, should we not say to the world,
any thing is baptism t ' - . ;
Is it not right to build churches alter
the manner in whi:h the apostles built
them, and maintain that manner ?
Vn 1 inr Ann VrI if
Js or Gentiles, whether we be bond or scripture, inconsequence of reading the
free;' and' have teen all made 'to 'drink -Exposition of Acts xix : by A.,
into one tpirit." And firther. " ir any found
'"c-'-; a: ..;.wVfVhhr;st. h is With vour.-permission, I vtllofiVr ome
"Mil UUVC 7IVi. VV '
S both in heavVn and in earth, which the manner
re' grVatlyui rie! be inirpdued, yce, are Jed to suppose,
sent dayjlnguaed the worlds that t real christians are meant by s it -
none of his. ii vh . -: I' ' remarks, on tne; passage
2. Tbereonce appeared two;; ireat to, td your readers. ' X'.A
wonders in' heaven:. ,AU 'may read .of 1 It will ( be hoticeoy .--
thom at leisureRev. 12: 13. - But long place, tkat Paul ,s spokinc
since have appeared two far greater won- 1. asndin?
,t... v..u :Ji, r Avhi,h the manner in whichtheWoTd disciples,
present ilav nv
V;,.,I.,. .,.,.,. In the second verse, Paul addressed to
Second. What are its doctrines? them this question, - navr 7
- .- .- . : -!' L..l:..ltl': This
I would suggest that should :we sue- Holy Ghost .since uw "T !
cred in answering the latteii and in elu- question clearly .implies, thar they , ; were
tidatinif those doctrines;' the : former will believers ; and if they had true faith m
ceittto be made a question- Believing Christ, theV were true Christians.. ;
'thco with" fUiththat Vempveth' mountains, :; Ult is alsoVjdento
that the doctrines of life and death.yea oflthaPaalTciii not referthe rdinary
IV. in"th!l thir vefsej Pan)' proceeds
in h is" exdmj nation of tiiese . dfisc i pi es.
Webster renders llist, verse in the. follow
ing manner :'n'And he said to' them Into
whaT&fen' we Apd they
saidV1 into JS ibaptisnn', 'he jAposlle
here, refers the,.dsciple3 baf k to their bap
tism. ahd inquires into thVjrpublic eonse-
c ration oijnemsciycs iy w,utt':s
his was tfior?-necess.aryriWbn is
iremcrnbeed, lhat "Pallidas soon 10 lay
fourth and fifth', and in'the former the sub
ject of the finite verb may be found.
Hence we' conclude that the historian does
not resume the narrative m verse filth,
but in "verse sixth. Here the name of
Paul is introduced, and a pronoun stand
ing fjr "the disciple?. If these Ternaries
are correct. it follows that much of what
.constitution as his reason; every part ot
our nature will equa'JV leaa us wTong, u
operating uncontrolled. " If .a man em
ploys his reason, not in ascertaining what
God has revealtd in Scripture, but in con-;
iecturing what might; beor ought to be.
the Divine dispensations, he is "employ-;
i xarr his reason wronq;lyr and' will err'ac
cordingly. But this is not; the Jonly
lie wno, 10 avoia tnis
.. f ,rr,r
- . 1 niin r ui liivii
Some say they believe, m tneir con- - . ; - f fc:s;reaScnrabdi be-
science; that sprinkling will do is con' fieveSt Vr disbelieves, adopts oil rijects,
science a sure guide? or the writings of racC0rding to what suits his feelings, taste.
AI"A. has said,, is not correct. This!
view of the subject satisfies my. mind
now, perhaps it will not always.
.... t : . 1, . in.- , Z. J.
: -Hancock, N. H.; March 24.1840.
the apostles? for there, is a sure guide
somewhere. . . . , ,
Would Naaman, the Assyrian, have
been cleansed from his leprosy, if he had
dipt in the waters of Abana and Pbarpar,
rivers of Damascus, and not in Jordan
Brother Murray :-
For the Telegraph.
-I noticed in the Tele--
.his: hands tipon theni, and endow1 them
with miraculous powers. Into what then
graph of March IS, an " Exposition of Acts
19:5,". over the signature 44 A.. A." Suffer
me to express ray approbation of this broth
er's views. , The two exposition, common
ly given, have never, either of thenv ap-
were y e bapijed What vows did you peared to me to he the true meaning or the
U nnn hn nt: vour baptism ? What1 passage. But my object in this communi-
.... ' : , -nri ;rt ve i ' They ' cation is, not te express an opinion respect-
didjo prme todo and fn;. lbe wetness, of this exposition. I
MThT 'simply wish to call the brother's attention
Paur in verse lourtH. oua ,c...v . . cara:iraph in his article, and to
1 a
3 pleased
ha crtf
art 6
or gofj
,j SM
it 4 - - r ..... .
tetealed in the scriptures and that 0 ur
'cascn and understanding alsOjarc from
that God who created 'th luminarr of
tHe day, and the stars'of the night; and
lievins that as God Jiath made ot one
Mood all nations, of men to dwell - on all
'he fice of the earth,' so also that he hath
operations of the Holy Spirit. in convict-
ing and converting sinners. 1 n;4ucs;
tibn ' wav Have' yefcceiyed the Holy
Ghost since ..ye believed?' - A Hey iiaa, al
ready believed ; and Paul asked;. if i they
had received ; the Holy Gh bst sine e they
hadft)e.iieVd ? ThlsT f lamly.. shows,; as
well as yeise sixth, that , Paul's question,
tized -with the baptism of repentance, a
i.i.r- TiiUmflot iriloco which
bound those who! underwent. it to re
"rpfnrmRtion. and PUrilV, of life-
KA'.nrr tn-, vnnr , profession, you are
. ' , . '11 mir "c!n
t'vtn to all a just portion of reason and 1 in verse 2d, had referened.-'tolKe extraor
was a suitabieltaro-to : the .examination,
and it roust have been designed Joj high
U'than merely vlo sWtbedif-
that of the ministers of Christ"
request his answer to some inquiries, which
a regard for troth and consistency prompts
- 1
me to make. .. - . , ;, - . : L - jea
mt. - ..r.ml in Is.9 ft ilinws : '
. ; i ue pw'fa1,1 itit!i5u 'v.
;Here is the practice? of the, apostle, to
corroborate the declaration, ot iertuiiian oi
the 3d century, that those who are not bap-
tized rightly are.doubiiess .not, napwzea bi
Now it is well known that there are tou-:
ies of christnns in the community, calling
though the xaters were DOln de?
Would the blind man have received his
signt, 11 ne nau wasuvu m
might have been more convenient and not
have gone to the pool of Siloam ?
Would the Tabernacle have been ac
cepted, if Moses had made it of maple and
birch when the Lord said to him, see
thou make all things according to the
pattern showed thee in the mount? "
If Moses had made a wooden serpent
instead of a brazen, because it is easier
made and said, it is not essential, would
the people have been benefitted ! ....;,
Do vou find a duty that has a, non-es
sential annexed in ail the scriptures?
Excluded members from Baptistchurch
es are sometimes ievcicvi vuu, -.-
Does not an invitation that extends to
the reception of such to Baptist commun
ions, involve the latter in confusion and
inconsistency ? ' '
will, and fancy; 'is ho Ies3 an idolator 'of
himself than the others; his feelings be-.
inr a part of himself no less tban bis rea-
son. Archbishop wnaieiey. . . .
, - - ,
' Care of the Socl. As in ihe works -of
civil calling, you know all the care, toiU -and
sweat of the husbandman, avails noth
in of itself, except the sun and rain quick
enand ripen the fruits of the eaith; aud yet
:iln..lu., rt nun-til nor nnt
no, wise man wiiiuv" t'uuo" "
harrowing, sowing, and veting. because
these labors avail not without the influ
ences of heaven, but waits for them in, the
f ht dutv.' and diligence. Rational
hope sets all the world to work. : Do yea
nlouh in hope, and sow in hope, and will
'you not piay iu Jicpe, and hear in hope?
You that know your souls to oe niinerlo
strangers to Christ, and the rfgenerut:ng
a it 1 rtJiT vnii
work o! the bpiriiJ now -
take them not arid e. lmvS'f Z ?Jd
distracting noise, and huriiesof the or.d.
and thus bemoan tnem
V.1 .ri. a case .rtlhou ml
Po7h ha. bu-. ihou never hH .he
burden olsm xnouau ..... --
,tr vin-and laboring, searching and pray-
h their caillCZ bdu eircnuu
"uTe; whiUt ihou siitest.ftill with, folded
,.n. in a supine regardiessnes s of ihe
thou en
Stuart says, h.Y.d. el-
misery xum ,3 - v
1 Hast thou fancied a tolerable hell? Or. is
, .... - ,U mo!
v- a.i. I ri?,kVir."rnr5&r5 a
lon ai uri aiu ii... -
rois0erablerundone; and se f-ccnde.mning
..- t this rockv heart? stt-
. '? .. - - ' .' V V r . J Ll u - . , a proMOTSD BY GODLINESS.-1
do not beheveOQDuut "r r -t.rV much conduce to U1
aifp'rti'nns laid down bv the Great Head of uoa n3. ... . , . .. .
J ' ii a rV s a ii s Miscellany.
7l due this ttuboorn wnu .
L""1 undone soul ready to Pemh. I he char r
ertuinding-alike in kind, but not in Utrtary
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