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::::.t grc;: a 1 tilths Baptfct
"CT3 f:' t, in adhcriacr close
ly t- ths cri3ir.1l t:rt ia their translations
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And that tho American
Bit! j .':-:itr vrcra trrcr.T for Teiwin tha
r-;!i: - i.j a Ccct.rha aspect and, pro-
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t3 jr.;-;;:?, r. r.cthtr, if this decision
y:rl r::i!!, tha precedent should be
vclc.iia fut-jra under similar cir
'. :c:. laths clcro cf bis 6ecor.d
t 1.2 cr:rcc;e3 tho following tent,.
" . "Lit va!;i reason can to gitea nhy
thj ytr:.n cfLuihrr, the leading one of
tl.2 I'crih cf Eurap ; and the versica cf
- thi r '.;'.'.- G;r.:r;l cf Holland, should cot
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1 cuthcrity with the version of
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cr; icnlly as a standard for
is vi:;;or.?, whose languares
J allied ia structure, to the
1 cf tl.3 fcrcf, thaa to our own.
V."l. v f'.: Al czzh translations be called
V.-'-y': tr-c!itisf Why should the
t. -Ur.-.-.ay tui far, and the stronger author
ity :l hh cm Is shown, to' disregarded
r I nlbr. . 1 to ler.i its ctrcngth to the
v.hich csrrr.tially characterizes
i r.3 a feet? Ia a word, why
'-'..cull W3 net' fellow f:er righteousness,
f;i:h, charity, pea:?, with thtra that call
cn t!.j Lord czt cf a fare' heart?' Thus
t!r;r.-, will ell Christians more readly ai
Tive rttrc.U cvrr. ia tha mcrt miaut3 Doiats.
ir.:j trill la htll core closely ia the
ur.;;c4 i'it:: 1 tha fccnCj of peace:'
the L:.: I j cfdi2:ord being avoid
ed, and urity cfactisa maintained hour
Crc:t cr:-. cf ur.ien, tha word of light
and Tfj v;ill' la circulated most rapidly
tbrcr :.z-::tl-i vrcrli."
i3 to r tuch thst ia injeriuous in
the:a articles err tatting as th?y do from a
F 1 T'i-- authority that we cannot for
l ir-cur belief, that the day ia
f . t c ; 7 : ; : :Li :. - when tha Baptist version
eft! 3 ;,(-iren by Dr. Carey and
h:3 n-eeir.t:;) vrill Iz hailed by all who
tran:!it;:a cf tho v.crds cf iaspirstion into
t:-3 Iir.r;u2ge3 cl tha iiast. Baptist
l'im ' ft-.:..;... r-a.-..-
. n-TraTtrytriEnar- Jusasaon
V. 0 tzl th3 r!:a:uro cf bein'T present
ia tha cer.fjrcr.ee reported below & wpt
hi ta thin'r th-t tvfl?,u Zf 11
led to thin!
thit tho erint cf frecden is
tho i:
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ic," t .'3 chu:.: . ;3
cl.Leash that
Iz'j n net yet suC:i:r'.!y imbued with it
to te!?r-t3 ili irtre- itica and discussion
... , v .... ;u v..j .'u.-. - Ll Was ne I
It was ne
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jeurnr -rt cf t. ,z:zzlzuz2, in order to
Lr:'T t rre:.t-..j:ct before such portion I nor speaks of the Convention - fMlnV.
cf t Vj d:!::it:3 3 were disposed to attend- "Tub ConventIon Vrh ntgnana sun-bright level, where he
:: - ft' ;:r.::.;l;r3 remained, however, .wcetoww can lock .his hands in labors for. a com-
r- 1 . j cr.3 i- Artcek ra c-olov for the rZiS -0W0.W111 rPct to the mon Christianity ; with those, who have
.:;vc!.;!Ar. In a ar ctwlore. we b oZltT ?orae Hr ahisimilar fogs of Method-
1: . t!.a ::,it, .v-.i-nV, war, n our opinion, it was the most re- ism, Episcopacy and PrihetRnn;mi
-i i , vuic I maricauie ana imoortant meet n oi I ani ...l-f. r.L '-"rrr
Itr Whether
Ui; Ecrri-
i-- tt71 i" ! .A"r'"?, Kern.oaCraentscfit3coraposnion.thefiroodfeelino.
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t tha North, whether UXXwA th
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V ' . . - V'. a .ar? r,ria Jr"3 action was a. ljirff-rpnw.-f;
i.rt .r;r : .-.tl.rrn in tends. The. w
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C.w 3 C! t.:a l:" f AM. .1. V .r..v.MH,u o tiro m attuuni ci nis CO or. Irnm lhn ft .!
i . ica. iviuui uju is rF.nnn nr tvni.n im. j i -. . r i .
lltoifm u f UC1??r our PaP. vrill.be seen school ! Eut Presbyter ankm JWeXd
,t: ,c7ivcr7V,i ssrtas ki y
l '..ia t.'.D Church of Christ in S"S!!fSp7:!!. W1,sh,t0 tavetneChris. with Christianity. Hence, when, on ih
. xr.:: :3 ;rr;.'., J5 v.!.!; v-. -3V -C,. iT.Tl .TI X- ,f. ou I yielding, as in the instances
i . . . cCTctciforbiJoir r-. t' 1 r.""""- i"'"S.e sacrmce
D. Prayer wsa offered by Br. N. Colver.
tzi lbs cectiasr dissolved.
Cept. 17, 181C.
CraisturutY rr. IMonarrsraiJ:-.
Or.3 cf tha ractt pleasing events that has
taLcn place lately, ii the erectica of a house
cftrcrshipat A! indria, Egypt, in the
htart cf Mohan-, empire. What makes
it mora ir.'.arer.ir. 7 ii thefact cf its location
ia tha centre cf tL- great square, aad oa a
let prccer.ted fotihi purpose to the British
Consul, by the Pasha of 'Egypt 1 It is
lrlsaid that oa ths occasion of the laying of
ha corner stone, crowds of Arabs, Egyp
tians, Jews, and Turks were present, and
'looked ca ia wonderinjr silence.' May
tli3 prayers 0 IT; red during this delightful
service, that G. I would smile propitious,
conduct the building to a happy consumma
tica and perpetuus his blessings to the
latc-t arres of posterity, bo heard and an
awercd ; for truly M This is the Lord's do
ing", it 13 marvellous in our eyes. Save
now, O Lord I I beseech thee send now
prosperity."-UapJfs Record
psssz and Cxiamplain Associ
ation A Correction. Two weeks
ago I stated ia the Telegraph that Mthe
notice of the anniversary of the Essex
and Champlain Association, held at West-
port, N. Y. on the 7th and 8th insC was
not received until the very day the Asso
ciation assembled." It is trud I did not
receive the notice until the 7th of Cept.
But I wa mistaken just a month as to
the time of the meeting. I account for
my error ooly ia this way: Hitherto that
Association has held its anniversary ia
September It was the -knowledge of
this, and the consequent; impression on
ray ramd, that must hav caused me to
read September for October, ia trother
Hodges notice." ' The error wa not de
tected, until since the last papr was out
It is in season now, however, to prevent
any considerable ham or disappointraeat
Below is brother Hodges' a otict, which
I regret having" raisread, so as to ciuse
the delay; - -. "
Notice. The Sixth Anniversary of
will be held with the church in Westnort.
mv mwova uuu.. uumniaio.' Association.
ii i it . .
Wednesday and Thursday Oct 7th and
mi r a eleales oa arriving in town, get their denorainationator sectarian pre
will find a committee of the church, at dilections into complete subjection to their
hl A-ectnreRoom,in their Meetinghouse,
L v " 144 w t,iact5 ior enter -
i ; vf. h. uvvuti.
I fmrt mimAH
1 . , - vuvmvu uuuii.u
TfliS is the name of a new paper start -
at Boston, Mass, aa an oriran of the
rkrlti rui;. v, :. -j:..4 l . I
Hawiey. Vht sheet tnd lypoffrtphical
execution are beautiful. , : i
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Only No. 2 has been revived. Tn,Jrr,Te! wr is Baptist party. ; But lethim
j ... , ... '
w. ..jr cu wua me proceea-
nit's til iur i .nTisiinn i rmn i
: r-.t. - . -
lcy ae;a at uroton, llass. The Ed-1
iiucum n its corapoiiuon, the good feeling
. VJ i-vomvu, I
le proceedings. I
the principles
and modes nf artinn ao-r
.i,.u -- ; t
r ..vmw..,v. . uiuucutioiuiui.. rin iifiurii- t n n t inn .a. i t
, v.
ciat,va. Auere
o - 'vu.u.nvu uuiu an pans
from an parts
fi".1 a"d New Yorkand Ohio
uau some ouneir cnoice sninfa rre.0-f . i
T7,n .. . r- r"'-"" ij
" r.'wu: - wwecumn,
uuu c.juvv I..I.I1V iiie onrirmoitw r I i.
P.Iy beloved friend, Gerrit Smith, wrote i
a letter to the Convention, which is pub-j
lished with the proceedings, and is copied
I append to it a few brief re
LCTTHii rao:x cnninT criTrx.
Peterlot o July 1, J 840.
Silas Kawley,
pn-In answerto you;
- r.d ciher pressing invitations to ettenith
our i
vc-j ia spirit.
cc r. '
. . vw.w ul
ac.-al C;u!2uaa Union. I SaV
I l v .-J
I nai uuuiic unuersiana u. lhe Convn.l
ccr certib provider. 5 5? ,f ? V1"'?01 " lb"a3tia of the WrW I
! iv3 r ll C:.ri:tiir.3 v ,v4' W,oald A!as-fcow that are enrolled . ia relU
U: Loveve;; sicrs f3' ca nianitain independence
c : ; y 12 : ; : : : ?. TI . Tc aI1 bft nd erectaess cf soul before ecclesiastical
: r Ii b:.ri.-v ;t des?c ! ncV desire to see
S '1c -.:.:r.rrcvii:ii:.ey e-Vr'i-oh aBip fished from the church cf
-" end th3 Pr-!rvfo Chnst, wheah852es!acharaaaasBish.
-:ur-3 c?Heddmg, crotiehbgdoa' bea-ath
would hail the progress cf Chrislian un
ion, were such only tho terms cf this un
ion, thai its progress would be identical
wita that of Presbyteriamsm. But tra
union of Christians, which you and I ad
vocate, is free from all conditions. The
simple fact, that they are Christians, . in
volves the right and the duty of Christians
to be united to each other. They are in
wardly united ; and the advocate of -'unconditional
'Christian union but asks that
the outward mutual relation of Christians
shall correspond with their; spiritual uni
ty.. . ' .
I said, that Christians are inwardly unit
ed. Their oneness is not only of Divine
uppuiairaeni, oui nexisis, in tne very con
stitution of things; and it is therefore as
absurd ?3 sinful, to attempt to promote the
interest:; cf Zion by means of party walls
and. denoraiaational distinctions. Chris
tian's are likened in the Bible to members
of the same body, and to stones of the
same building. Now it would be insuf
ferably ludicrous for a man to consult his
welfare by encouraging an insurrectionary
movement among his constituent physical
members, and by subdividing his person
into a foot, and hand, and head, and other
parties. No less ludicrous would be the
attempt to improve a building by scatter
ing the materials which compose it. But
all this would be just as wise as the plan
of promoting Christianity by means of
Baptist, .Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyteri
an and other parties. What God hath
joined together let not man put asunder.
is no less applicable to the Christian than
to the conjugal relation,
It is said, that the members of a local
church, who disagree with each other on
theological questions, had better follow
out their respective affinities, and ; scatter
themselves among the various religious
denominations. As well, however," might
we recommend the h&sband and wife, be
tween whom are differences of opinions,
to make a aew choice of partners for life;
for surely, we do not learn from the Bible,
that the marriage tie is to be held as any
more dissoleble than that which binds the
christian to the christian. But it is said,
that a local church, whose members do
not thinkaliks oa theological questions, is
a scene of fctrife. Let it then, we reply,
remain such, rather than have peace re
stored to it ot the expense of separating
the members of Christ's body from each
other. There are reasons, however, whv
we should not fear, that a Union church
of even the most uafavorable enmnnsitiftn
for peace viz. a church made op of those
who ure.ien rsapust, fresbytenan, Meth
uuu umci uuurtnes win aoouna in
eontentioae. - Ooe ,: that thVgO!narof
supposes that meafi. nw0H ii!
ssuwu pv-tsuiis mio a union cnurcn pre-
regard for, essential Christianity. The
w, mil mo members of a Union
1 -uuicu, ijciii persuaaea. mat tba d v
10"- cf Christ' disciples iuto parties is sih-
1 ' ut c uiscuargeu lueir Dreasts ot taat
I F..1 V. o J : k : i .1. . m .
P?.a? Zealt wnich gives to difTerences
i: "ruiVlV " coatea"0"3 ana angry cfiar
.r are t wunout motive or
P" to wrangle for party tenets. If i
member of the Baptist church strives an
..... .
tfniy wr immersion, it is because he
oe convinces
list cUnrch no party in Zion ; and wpIj
l. . . "
ipmnoi mrt f . l. . t
pw w ma nery aeal. Let him
c up uui oi me wgs ot sectarianism to
crsed soulU b.
angry cltmor in which his
was wont t finrl vm r
reverse of that
partizan spirit
was wont to find v.ent, .
No rehVioas nsrtv
identical with Christianity I:
r . w -iciiitu, u;; .. aisa
avictions of his
TnPSl-. nrcra ttlril dn.". - U ' , . . .
w"' wnicicuto wouiu nave roaaa a simi.
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ir oeciaraiion. iverp AfihnHiem-Mnt;..t
with Christianity. Who believes' that
were Bpiscopafiani-andShri
iictf.r ;....u- n i . yj
- - " auiciwuaueaDie erms; Alexander
vrutnmfcH would have been nrec uded on
OP.minn! roforvul ru i-.; .
n,-. 1: . . j .
-.wtikuiaiiugiy, iaese sectarians felt them
tJves under prior obligation tn Innt r
me interests ot their respective sects, and
to-inquire whether the demanded fidelity
would not infringe Presbyterian, Metho
dist and Episcopal policy. Instead of ad
muting that any christian sect is identical
with Christianity, we insist, r that every
christian sect is a rival of chriLUanity.--.
Every christian sect is guilty, not only 0f
a constant diversioa of energy and zeal
, . . 0- n
- . ... . i w w ui uur common reunion
I I I 1 1 :i I H C0rl7lO r 9 mm I
on us
. - O .: ... . .. '.:.!.,
, uujuiicu ia me Becianan is
ir.a man, tvno has submitted his spirit to
the trammels of partyto enlist ia the
his disgraceful burdens; giving op all
sense of individual dignity and responsi
bility, committing his conscience to the
keeping cf a conference; and declaring of
its pro-slavery and abominable advice ;
I am religiously bound to govern my
self by it!' - - ;.v Lt :'--: ;i
: I hope, that your Convention will not
undertake too ranch. I ana especially de
sirous, that it should not attempt to settle
"the question what precise beliefs and prac
tices altord the necessary evidences of true
piety. Whilst you will assert the doc
trine, that every christian is entitled to a
connexion with the visible church, you
will, 1 trust, leave it, with every local
church to decide for itself what constitutes
a christian ; as well as whether the candi
date for admission into it as a Christian.
'Unionists' have no peculiar views about
the theoretical or practical characteristics
of the Christian. Their peculiarity con
sists simply in their doctrine, that every
person, whom, in the judgment of the lo
cal church to which he applies for admis
sion, Christ has received into. fellowship
with Himself, has a perfect title to be re
ceived into its fellowship, and a perfect ti
tle to abide there, amidst whatever chan
ges of his faith and practice, unless such
changes amount, in the judgment of such
church, to a forfeiture of his christiao
character. Our repudiation of what is
commonly understood by church creeds'
also of all conditions of visible church
membership, which are not conditions of
salvation, and our judgment in favor of
the independence' and final authority of
every local church, are legitimate deduc
tions from the great distinctive doctrine to
which I have just referred. ;
Unionists are often taunted with the re
mark,' that chrwtiaa nnioa exists in tbe spir
it, rather ihaa ia the external arrange
ments. We are as ready, as others, to ad
mit that the heart is its seat. Believing,
nevertheless, in the happy reciprocal influ
ences of outward and inward christian un
ion, and believing further that both aie en
joined by supreme authority ; we reject the
plea, that brethrea ia Christ must wait for
a more fraternal state" of heart, before they
throw their arms around each other.
May the Lord guide and bless your delib
erations. - Tha cause of christiaa union i$
His, and therefore it will prosper and tri
umpb. The policy "of disuniting christians
from each other U from the pit, and ; will,
therefore, like all the works of satan, be de
stroyed. , .
Your friend and brother,
'-..' ' Gebeit Smith,
r'e m a r k s . i -After
all, brother Smith has failed, for
aught I can see. to tell us how we can
- walk together, except we be agreed."
; I.am not among those who believe that
the existing divisions in Christendom come
b V dSl P"n nnrt A'trort'mn nl v-
and sustPntatmn fmm ft f a
holiness, and purity, and truth. No-1
believe that all the divisions, and conten
tions,nofonly in Christendom, but in the
world of mankind, have their origin in
the imperfection, the frailty, and depravi-
ty of fallen man. Our Savior prayed
irinp which T hv nfton u.a ...
; r.:.""' .-..-vuvu i.vimnaiM .BUU
h.4 f ft ... nji.i.r-. r . , .
-.V.U.U, nviu vui x cuuuapusi inenas- j
that the divisions of the churchA of Christ
into nartip nnr rUns It -ik- j: - I
tion anrl nrn!.M P .11 ...
dene. . Anri thLHin
, w u . uii-ivwH itovi- i
. .uMi s wuvii i inc. ill in v v i - iv - ioi
ot more discordant with the plain teach-
7s of Revelation, than it is with sound
-liusupuy ana common sense. . For,
while there are divisions, in doctrines and
practices, there must be errors. ' Now
can so absurd, not to say impious a
thought he entertained, as that God an-
r.vVu5.y uiuains ana promotes error?
uuodso indifferent between truth and
error as to choose to have his church filled
m .part vvith the latter, rather than alto-
gethe-r, with the former ? ' Or is truth so
. I
r . -Pu a ining taat he can-
lint nnmn K.I, I, :. 1. ' :t . . - I
"that they all may be one j a, thoo. Fa. " e any prayer, .t .s that the Truth (mptrance qaetion. genera ly Sidet-
ther.art m me a-d I in thee, that they al- W.PW' ' i does, there Et0od. ia not a proper subject to bebroaeh- i-
to may.be one in ua; that the world may w' be real, permanent union, and no far- ed.and emlained ,,n,n ,.n , ecZ L
believe that thou has. .ent me.. And the er. 1 an, .fall believer in the'po.erof t
glory Wh.ch thou gavest me 1 have given Chm'.amty So ,o renovate Hhe ;hearta of iect.you and I attended the CatholiLm-
them; that they may be one. even a, we lhs embrace ir that they shall nlti-. nL' murtrA l
are one: 1 in them, and thou in me. that matelyseeeye toeye. May the Lord has- Z of ' S
they may be mad perfect in dtte." I nev. ten the time. ... . P S"ref )"0 Zf J'" take
erwaa able to reconcile ti; .hi,' the doc . P S- Brother Smith, will you no, look ?'! v '"'"'"S " U intox-,
.... wVW...t,liau uia WUfK wua 11. Without !
grieved with those who have reached
doctrine so absurd and pernicious. They
.ji, ' f , . lcy
talk of Christians thus provokiotr each
uiuer ia love and trnrvf rrT-. c r.-
.l . ' i .
my observation enda. they have oftener
ni . . - I
Pjovokedeach other to and
Friend Smith aayS: ..They the differ-'
advocate of unconditional ChriioA
hut asks that lhe outwarr! m,,.,,!
a . - .
of christians shall corresnond whh ,),;.
spiritual naity." But he'has not
M to what shairtake place, to constitute
this Vontwarf mnf-l . .
; A . . t ... . -r?"
1 auun 'tsnip.n ha
cuua bs ne Will do this--aS M
soon as he will find a common ground.
ivitcrer" -mi nrtrt r.r. l i l .
i ii . "
- v-u emuu auu cafl snoff that!
grc J embraces the nsrJll
whole eosnel truth. nH T"
the aid of error and ain? I have hl&'JTS.iS'
t . uul oiUC U1 reuicTia truths
the gospel truth, he wilUnd jrue ahris. sd singly St ".T"
tians running together at one. ; , 7. ? !he JUl and
One part of his doctrine is if T r UP
land him. that Chri.,?
Freest discordant viffv li . ,'
- uaii viin inair n
- Jvia eta- here
er in one'.Udc;i Church, well as to be
in different churches, under different sec
tairan namer 1 ask what, a mere name
is worth without a reality ? What is
union worth, '"as a name, more than any
other x a r. 3? . There is now, according
to his vis r , 'inward union by t which I
understand. thue is christian fellowship,
between the sects named. But the. great
object of his enterprise is, to effect univer
sal church fellowship i. e, perfect one
ness in all the externals of religion.
Now to accomplish this, he must first
showutoo clearly to be misunderstood or
resisted, precisely what the gospel truth
requires as I before said," or -else he must
require individuals to sacrifice their views
of truth : or otherwise he will have only
a forced anion of paTts utterly incoherent,
which will promote neither strength nor
happiness. ....
; Brother Smith says : No religious par
ty, however pure, is identical with Christi
anity. Every religious party, however
pure, has interests distinct from interests of
Christianity." And does brother Smith
claim, "allow me to ask him, that Unionists
will be identical with Christianity'
that they will have no interests distinct
from the interests of Christianity?" Will
they be no " religious party !" Where is
his warrant, or our security 1
Let us examine him on this point.
He says : M I hope, that your Convention
will not undertake too much. Iam espec
ially desirous, that it should not undertake
to settle the question what precise beliefs
and practices afford the necessary evidenc
es of true piety." . If here is not a smack
ing of party ism, tending to sacrifice, prin
ciple to convenience, and to justify the
means by the ends, then I misapprehend
al together. He would have " the Conven
tion keep not only "beliefs" out of the
question, but "practices," by which latter,
principles & motives are to be tested accord
ing our Savior 's directions, when he says,'
by their fruits ye shall know them."
Tnis rule is discarded altogether . And
for what Durnosel TVh v rn nmmnta Tfl
ion. No matter about the beliefs or the
practices. If a man will only be a UnionA
ist, he may be, ia belief, and in practice
an extortioner, an adulterer, or a slave-
hoIder- Can anything strongr than this
6 ' m lhe fihare of beliefs Pc-
tices, sacrificed to sectarianism f I !rnnr
not where to look for it.
Before I lay down my pen, I will as-
sure mw firm hoi. tUa r i
dnJnrr J r. .: .
-wBMf. uu uii ruuii ll j rHVitinr km
r..wv ,.w.
over vour Wr ;r a
..... , v,v n n UUCTJ IW
look .rU. . . .
""i m ae paragraph
of Iike quinting Baptists? I am
not flutierinrr. ei'lKo. i .1
dennmlnU . t 1 ' .
-k wuivn i - ocionfr ne-1
causa I 'An ni u . . . ..
- - w w u v. ilci y 1 1 1 1 ii i i mi i ni riiivn t
11 appears to me you have been
iy. It appears to me von h ha.
mo.re ,1?eral and definite, by way of indi
VttlluS wuai uere is tor Baptists to do,
than for any olher denomination. Be im-
Partia,t brother, that's all
For the Telegraph.
Brother; Murray:! wish to offer a
few remarks on; this subject, taking for
my :exl Acts 24: and from the 14th to
h verses, inclusive.
"But thia r
which they call heresy, wohTniZ-Goa Yr
lav fflthrE -tiTl-wwr8uP toe Ood of
:t. T" "V. J"6 a" nJings wincb are written
Sward G id Tnaw.aya Bon8cien? of offence
ara-Uod an toward men. Now. after irm nw
1 to f to my n.tw lnd off!
M,u - ' nereanon certain Jnw fom a-:- j
me nnr flA in .u ' . - ,una
ma r,..,:T J r T .vm
KtSfei' ! !?- .
the couocil. excenTTth-;" '.ku
jSW2 .Sd 'E
And fwn i?-i: u-.- . .
come dvW 1 n'l-.l:1
. vuaut a m nwrm m vavma a-a... .ar
.- "uv . yi3 ing cniiiF ...... i .'.
SaT'd U Sm!d A
tennost of
S r:!,.forP?uUnd he4Td bimZ
eoaaness, temneran r!7x.,UK,ne r nght-
m iu jurist. Ami t -"-vv,ulU5
trembled, knd anVJVrP1 to Fe-
gaI h" Sint seaTwS1
At Seiife S
Jt S VSc
.7 ' .'. . " ueclaea a d n the
WOuId h q 11 4 r .1 .
, ura meir graves, to
aCC0UQt God for the manner
wnich uj
a c
pied their talents
ca eanh. t t
v, as called a heretic.
Nevertheless, he ceased not to warn gin.
ners to repent whether they- were of
high or low degree and cease- their
wicked practices. ; It appears that next to f.
41 righteousness" he placed "temperance I
and : the more fully to send home to
conscience of Felix the duty, importance
and be.nehts of practicing righteouscesi f
and temperance1,; he referred him to the
great judgment day, when ; he would ;'
called to stand before tte'Great Judge, hir
Maker, and there , receive his doom, ac
cording 4o, his" conduct in this life. fcl
seems- that Felix had practised rigln.
eousnes3 and jr.temperance, elsb he woali i
net have trembled la view of the iadT.!
meat to come. I believe that people gea-
eraily do not attach sufScient importance
vciiiciiiugK , uor uu mey seem to real, t
ize the counteracting influence which ia.
temperance exerts on pure religion, until
it manifests itself in; some of its grossest I -forms,
such as fighting, loss of property,)
character, and even life itself. Paul being (
brought before the Governor, on a charge
of being 'a pestilent fellow, and a mover !
of sedition, among all the Jews through- r
out the world," and ? a ring-leader of the i
sect of the Nazarenes," (see 5th verse.)
Felix was the more anxious to know what
Paul's doctrine was, that caused so much i
- -
trouble. When he had senfor him, and
Paul had appeared before him, the Apes, i
tie seems to comprehend his whole heresy
(so called) in "Righteousness, Temper-1
ance, and Judgment to come." He there-1
fore , dealt plainly with Felix, and told
him his views of the consequences of con-1
tinning in sin. Paul's preaching tool!
effect, so far as to convince . Felix of hi ;
error," and he says, ! " .When I havl
convenient season, I will call for thee.
Paul's skirts were cleared of the blood o.'
this man, provided that he was unwise
to go on again in his former practices. : j
What seems to be required offpreaci.
ers of the gospel, is, that they declare the
great fundamental doctrines of the Bible i
to mankind. ; That they apply its princi-1
r.lx0 r f 1 n T js. : - r- i
v ub uuiu away oi every species
. m,(laityvand that their example accord
precepts which they utter. One
-y wisning to present tbissufr
ject now, is, that a number of questions.
wncn I consider very ; important, to the 1
advancement of gospel principles, are
thrown , into the back ground. . They are "
represented as not being suitable subjecis
to be treated upon, on the Sabbath day.
Some peonle think.- th niMrlmfr LV K
1 -
slate 0n that day, would be a desecration .
4 w AVI fcliV
i t . t - - - t
,0I lfte day. Olhpr rnr, .k
. "'s '4yi,cepvasa meaicme, ana
rof in r 1 ?- M a a TL. ' i
rhpn r .t.-J;. .
.""j' iucuuFiceoi a medical man.
- '
we did any good to others by
and showing our readiness to .
i. ai u,e atnollCS m thtS
h,!, t -i:: t i -
..r. .cHglOB i Know not. But this
i t . - .
: . r; ,-v.""rWMS iwgeiuer
on such occasions and for objects simila:
m importance, ' will tend to remove the
prejudice now existing in the breasts of
some, of both Catholics and Protein's.
and thereby bring us nearer together, that
xve shall detect error, and lav it aoM r
felt, that; could I but be the mr in.
ducino- one inri;iJnl , , ..
desist from the use of iatDxicatinr liquor ;
v . , -.. . earn jsnnrvirn in i
1 would willingly snend M,h Rh.tK1.
day in reasoning with them on temveranc y
On going to church one week" ago yca:. f t
terday,'I heard a sermou in the forenoon, c
on -the Holiness of tK ic.ii.j. .mL. .
. - vvuwi. 5, x ne
preacher diccoursed irom a part of the
15th chapter of Numbers, and that 'part
which narrates the stoning-to-death of the
man xvho gathered sticks on th- ssul.w
j , u-uuaiu,
and for that crime. He rWrtr! ,v
g towing
colors the strict n'p r njr.
tequirements the sacrcdness of that day ' f
. , -.u4UCcS VI aoing unnecessary
labor in that time, and the. impropriety of f
preaching upon any subject which was f
-w acy religious. He said it would
be ; difficult to, define, 0I draw a line be
tween such subjects as were nrnnpr nA
such as were no:. But ia illustrating, he
stated that he once gave a lecture on teme
perance, or attended on one, and he tho't.
he should never do iia
gam. Thus yoa"
will; perceive, that if the people of his
narish wish t ,. i
"cat uim aiscourss on '
temperance, they must meet on'sam ntfcpr
day than on the Sabbith . TW i K.
this ciaister to ba at heart nn t in .,v.
temperance man : . but I view such a
remark, and on such n
8 to throw the Apostles second tnnte of
rs:ainff with Felix, into the fcick ground,

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