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The inroads made upjn the reign df pagan darkness are few and feeble; and our beloved missionary brethren, pio neers of the way, have deep cause to grieve, and in several instances have ex pressed their grief, that their efforts are not sustained. The representations, indeed, that come lroiu luo several m ces3:on, and of:en with the mosi subduing earnestness, would furnish abundant ar gument not merely for sustaining their operations on the present reduced system, but for their immediate and wide exten sion. The multiplied and out-spreading regions where the gospel may be preach ed without mole-station by the missionary, and the numberless avenues for the tran sit of light and truih bv tracts and native pieichers into districts and kingdoms be yond; the hundreds and even thousands of conversions from the worship of dumb idols to the service of the living God. whlchiauatts the power of the gospel arid the faithfulness of those who have publish ed it; the general desire and increasing, facilities for the establishment of schools, in which heathen youth are not only in structed in the rudiments of useful science but trained in "the nurture and admoni tion of the Lord," and Christian parents, and native teachers, and preachers, are taught His, way more perfectly; the de mand for books,' and tbe means provided for their multiplication and distribution to any desirable extent; above all, and in contrast with these diversified modes and opportunities of imparting the salvation of Christ to the dying nations, the exceed t'og fewness of the laborers, their widely mndered positions, precluding, with slight ' exceptions, intimate co-operation and the refreshment of social intercourse, their pre mature exhaustion fi om unceasing toil and exposure, and the "deferring of hope," as year after year passes away, and no help er is sent unless to supply the places that death makes empty ; these facts, and sucn as tnese, seem to call lor more am ple contributions than will barely suffice to sustain the missions as they are. But we now solicit what will merely suffice to Bave them from further reduction. i - It is a favorable circumstance that the crisis of the late pecuniary embarrass ments inlhe community at large is over past, and as no time nor . mode is more "suitable for the recognition of the good ness of the Lord than bv immediate and liberal ofierngswhich 'shall make His name known in all the earth, so none could be more safe for all who are still permuted to be stewards of his bounty. We commend the above state tnent to the dispassionite but prayerful considera tion of all our brethren. We commend it especially to the conscientious reflections of the pastors of the churches. Do the appointed teachers and guides of Christ's disciples instruct the people of their charge in regard to this department "of Christian duty the communication of thq gospel to the heaihenas they that must give ac- ' count f Does not a fearful responsibilitv rest on them, to see that the churches J over whom the Holv Ghost has made them overseers," fail not of their due ""measure of interest and effort in" the mis Bionary cause? And can any pastor no better title than he possessed; and so of everv successive vender, down to him i who transfered bis title to yourself. TFAa tneo, i asK, in me narcr oijhw, iuj Brother, is your title? If your slaves are the remote descendants of stolen men, the original title could be no better to the off spring, than to the pareuts; and the title toiheissuex-oines through their progenit ors, through the" whole.concatenation of usurpation and assumptions. If your slaves come to you by legacy, or by gift, it should not be forgotten that no man has a right to give or bequeath what is not his own. By holding your slaves by a title thus derived, do yu not practically sanction that original uctot violence, which this nation has declared to the world, to be "piracy and treasoni and lo which declaration the Govcrwntnts of Europe have responJed Ameh? Men, whom God placed in the scali of being next to the Angels, have been tnrust down to the rank of brutes and thiigt?, a ud by con straint are retained in thit condition, from feneration to generatiori And alasl My Dar Brother F. fnel.-s j stifled in holding property in his Godlike ellow beings, by such a "tenure. Should heirMaker show you a full mip of youj inherited or pur chased possession, (as he will in the light of eleruity,)its length.its breadih, its height, its depth, its imperishable nature, and its inestimable value, would you not be con vinced of one sic, at least, ia the affair thai of buying it too cheap ! Progress of the Revival. For the information of our friends at a distance. we would iust sav. that the work of crace which has been in progress for a few weeks past, continues with increasing in terest. Between eighty and ninety have been baptized within the three last Sab baths, and many more are wailing for the ordidance. The number of conversions in the Congregational and Methodist churches, is large, and increasing. Chris tian Secretary. ; Anti-Slavery Convention. In pursuance of a call from the Stand ing Committee, this body commenced a session on Tuesday evening, which was continued until Tftursday noon, oc:upy ingy however, only the time not devot ed to other oljerts. It was a verv large Convention ; and its meetings were unu suallv interesting. Addresses were de livered by brother L. C. Stevens, on T?es day evening, brother N. M. Williams on! Wednesday evening, and brother C. W. Dmison, of Mass., on Thursday forenoon. Various Committers, appointed in refer ence to different objects, made their Re ports. Excellent remarks wore made up on their adoption. r The brethren seemed to have come together to deliberate upon the wrongs of the slkve, and the sin of the slaveholder, and in the very spirit of Him who came to proclaim liberty to the cap tive. It was truly a religious meeting, and every thing tertifi.-d that its members wenf acting as Christian abolitionists. Much prayer .was offered, both for the op pressor and the oppressed. We could earnestly wish that our elaveholding friends at the South, had been present, for they would " hardly have heard any thing to which they could reasonably object. We doubt not that a-new and blessed impulse win be jtven to the holy caus of emanci pation, by this meeting. . We may just re mark, thai so far as Mtfine is concerned, it was abundantly obvidns that certain re marks made in S. Carol Uo by the Agents of. some of our National tpcieties are in correct. -. I r A full report of th rioceedings will soon ba published. Z'tocvt Ado. Of two hundred and fourteen Calvinis ine, more than re abolitionists. tic Baptist ministers in M one hundred and eighty So says a committee of thrflate Baptist An ti slavery . Convention ofifhat State, after a careful examination. Tiesame commit tee says that the largest additions were to Hhose ! miP ! hp n?et : rt r tn A tin to t h n rrhpe nt , ivhnea ntlnr) nra nmc! rfc.-i Imiol it Aixrrtar a chuich, or officer of at association, feel ,n lhp :,hni:t:on pLnm ,h u not nppear that the ministry, so far as the Baptist ministers in Maine are concerned, is opposed to abolition, or that abolition is a hindrance to revivals. Morning Star. , nis conscience discharged, till the ques tion is distinctly presented to every indi vidual member, and distinctly answered, u How much in the dispensation of the gospel among tbe heathen-" owest thou thy Lord?" Missionary Rooms, Dec. 15, 1840. SLAVERY. ""T. E X TRACT From Elon Galusha's reply to JZ. Fuller, Beaufort. S. C. - Again, I cannot but think, my Dear Brother, that you are not less certainly, though more remotely and unconsciously, accessory to "the drimojind wretchedness produced by kidnappfrr and also to the almost unparalleled horrorsof the Afri can and American slave-trade. To the farmer branch of this execrable traffic, a bout three hundred thousand ImmoiUl fellow beings are annually sacrificed. It is computed lhaf one'third of this number perish, in the wars engendered to supply the market; another third die by suffoca tion and other causes on the passage; and the remainder are constgned to hopeless and interminable bondage : while the pmesttc "trade in the bodies and souls of men" subjects, at least, aquarterof amill im of American-born men. women and children to the mo3t heart-rending sepa rations from kindred and,acquai.ntances, and to the dreaded hardships and suffer ings of Southern and Western plantations, every seven years. : Of all these poisonous fruits of slavery, the McAaMrkprinciple is Ihe deadly germ. Pluck thai out of the system and it will wilher and die, like the fig-tree smitten by the Savior's curse. By sustaining that" principle, you are nourishing the loot of the Bobon Upas, increasing its . vigor, and perpetuating its growth ; for, while there is a market, there will be a supply ; while there are men-buyers. there will be men-catcners; ana, wnue there are men-holders, there will be men traders. The same principle is involved ia each act. in the whole process. , It is imnassible for me to conceive that yrj.T enslaves are held by any better ten ure. than that by which the original man ttealsr held the victims of his violence. hli avarice, or his intrizae. from the time source. He could confer RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE. Nkw-Orlrans This place, probably from its advantages and position, the most highly favored commercial emporium of the western continent, with a population of over J 00.000 inhabitants, Is still desti tute of BapMst ministers. We are assured that there are some brethren there, who J would be valuable co-operators in promo ting Zion's interests, if o suitable minister would settle in the place. Christian Re flector. W. C. C. Martyrdom of nine Christiana; We have, in a former nu mber, men tioned the fact that several Christians had recently suffered martyrdom at Madagas car, but the details of ihat event will be read with painful interest. ' Extract of a letter from Ren. D. Jones, J Tananarho, July 20, 1840 " After my arrival at the capital, on the 3d of July, I was told that there were on the eastern side of the town, near Ifaliari- vo, sixteen of the native Christians in bonds, waiting their trial. Haying succeeded in hiding themselves from their persecutors for nearly two years, they made up their minds some months ago to escape trom the island, if possible, and take refuge in the Mauritius: but, alas ! alter. they had pro ceeded safely within three or four days' journey of Tamatave, on the eastern coast, they. were caught, bound, and carried back to the capital. It is-said that two of them, a man and a woman, made their escape in the bight while the guards were asleep, and have not yet been retaken. The oth ers were brought to trial and separately examined, each' a part from the ret, but all stood firm as a rock. Of the fourteen, NINE WERE CONDEMNED TO DEATH, and the 9th of July was fixed as the day for their execution. - On the morning of that day, the prepa rations for the dreadful scene were com menceu by a tremendous roar of cannon, and thousands of soldiers appeared, mar chmg towards tne parade ground. About noon, the first officers - went - forth to deliver the kabary respecting the sixteen Christians who had been taken in attempt ing to flee to the Mauritius,. and to make proclamation that the Queen had ordered nine of them to be put to death in the af ternoon. The firing of cannon was kept up at intervals all day, but the meaning of this ceremony was not generally under 6tood. Between three and four o'clock the Christians each lied to a pole, nd quite naked were borne by men along the western side of the town to Ambohi- potsy,the place of execution. After a short interval, a cannon was fired as a signal the executioners approached the nine were instanlly speared to death and their spmi3 fled to eternal glory. Paul and his wife, Joshua and his wife and Flora, or Raminah, wife of David now in bngland, were ot the number these martyrs. The names of the others I have not yet been able to ascertain. The head of Paul, and that of another man were cut off and fixed on poles. It Worthy of remark, that the canncn which was fired as a, signal to the executioners burst into pieces at the moment, and the gunner was seriously burnt by tbe expio sion. This circumstance was considered by many as a bad omen. I do not yet know correctly how.the other five have been disposed of; some say they are in slavery, but this is not certain. Thus it is seen that the spirit of persecu tion against the Christians continues to rage with unabated rancor and malignity, and that the hostility, manifested by th; Queen and her counselors id the gospel and the work of missions, is such as to preclude the least hope of the door bein? opened for us to resume our labors in this country, until some great change take place in the present system. When leaving Mauritius.1 little thought that such a number of eminent Christians would suffer martyrdom during mv stay at the capiiol. The event has made a deep impression on my mind, but my feel- ngs can be much more easily conceived men tion Hon. Thwtiore Frelmshuvsen celfor of the University of New York; Rev. Jalnes Milnor, D-'D. Rector of St. George's , (Sbrchr New . York ; iRev. Thoma De y itt,' D. D., Paster of the Dutch ChurciNew York ; Rev. Nathan Bangs,: D?'D.f of the Methodist Episco pal Church ; Rev. Henry V hite, v. u.. Semina'ry ; Rev.- William Dm Pastor of the Baptist y-street, New York. of the happiest movements en made of late for the pro- 1UC UI' IEUI' means, and who are motion 01 fe lemperance. emeijjiiac, nnrl trf pariest v hone that it will be ully carriedout. nerance. wn nave disposed to tontribute, will do well to sustain this n6ble undertaking. The benefits wh'iqb will arise from the volume enterprise wjl be shared by future gen erations. 7his consideration alone, should entiti it to the support of the be- nevolent. Qlive Leaf Professor of Theological Williams, D. Church, Am This is on which bas VERIONT TELEGRAPH. BRANDOX WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17,1841 .' WILLfAM G. BROWN, Editor. LET US ALOKE. The following letter accompanying the Telegraph of Jan. 13, which it seems Rev.M. Bruce, of Wilmington, Vt. had sent to a friend in Virginia, has just been received at -our office, with the request that we would return it to Mr. Bruce. It was post-marked, Btuington, Va., Feb. 3,1841. We do not insert it because it contains any new developements of hostility to the Anti-Slavery cause, but rather to show the extreme sensitiveness and spirit of pro scription, which has given to the flames, or retui-ned with bitter anathemas, so ma ny of our Northern publication.?. Mr. Bruce: Dear Sir: Mr. Ball does not reside in this neighborhood now, consequently your paper is hereby return ed. Please read it for your own good, and send no rrore such south of Mason's and Dixon's Line. We do not need north ern Lights to teach U3 the truth. God has endowed us with reason, and if wed not exercise' it according to your views, you need not be specially concerned r.bout it Let us alone, and we will let you en joy unmolested your own view upon all subjects. We stand lor ourselves and not you for us. Meddle with your own af fairs, and we will manage ours. It seems to be the opinion of some, that man has no right to meddle with the af fairs of othsrs, unless those affairs tend di rectly to jnjure himself, or his particular friends: that he has no right to ask even a mitigation of the sufferings which a stranger Is doomed to endure; especially slavery in our district, beneath the wav ing of our common banner. Have we then nothing to do with 'slavery? ? f. But why are -Southerners so sorely troubled, when an anti-slavery paper chances to find its way among them. It disturbs their consciences, and per suades some to give up the unholy work of robbing the poor, and crushing the immortal longings" of the soul. The craft is in danger. The leaven of aboli tionism is at work among them. They ? know that Abolitionists have been the means of liberating more than three hun dred slaves, during the past year; that they have aided hundreds more on their way to Canada, who" had dared to take possession of their own bodies; that in spite of gags and gibbets, of bowie knives and bullets, their free and glorious princi ples were going right onward and some among them havff-had the foresight to dis cern, and the boldness to assert, that they will advance, Until on every 'fclain, and where the mountains rise, ' The beacon light of liberty shall kindle to the skies. softly down the sloping hill. ed it, I thought it remarkable for tbe S tyand purity of its waters; and as I lowed its coarse with mv ev mV PVP mi. .1 ley whence it wandered, I saw that j.i gradually swollen into a mighty ttr and as it hurried on in its course, it y tu luai auu luaiu auu i usu HKe t&e jg:l i iy tempesi, ana continued to wax "P. er ana stronger tin u swept imK j 1 1 . . Droaa ana laiaomiess Dosom ot the mi?; deep. , As I stood looking in astonishm. the scene before me, an aged straa whose locks were white with tears beside me. Young man" said knowestthou the meaniDg of all u The brook that ripples at thy feet is 4 infant mind. Though weak and tent as it may seem to be, yet it is ed to be a mighty thing. Jt will likely? little rivulet, expand and strengthen .J its influence, .blessed or baneful, wili f down wiih the stream of time, and wi and deepen till lost in the ocean of E ntttr . Brandon, Feb. 15, 1841. The following letter will show ivhat n se- the hall hout man described. j that opa-would arise and plead his own cause, sud deliver his people from the hands of the oppressor 1" N. Y. Observer. . Revival in Middlkville. -Brother Burr : For ome months past, there has been a jrlorious work of grace in progress in the Free Baptist church at Middieville, N. Y. under the labors of Elders Wm. and Hubert D.ck. Between fifty and one hundred have been hopefully converted or reclaimed, some of whom were old and hardened in srn. A coodly number of interesting youth have shared in its work. One pf this" number had for some time been preparing to becqme a uriiver?aliat minister. O how destructive to univer- salism are revivals of religion. May the Lord increase them until this damnable beresy shall no more find a foothold in his world. H. Whitcuer. Clinton, JV. Yl, Jan. 22, 134 1. Maduojj, Ohio. Brother RicnARD Wells writes Jan. 19 : 'l would Inform vou that I tike much sttisaction m read ing your valuable pa per.' I feeho go heart and hand with you in. the benevolent ob jects of the day. I have stood alone here in the cause oftemnerence ana or me poor down-trodden slave for several yearn; but have "reason to be thankful, that by. the help of your paper, and the blessing of Uod, l have been enabled to gain a tew converts to the cause of temperance and abolition among ray brethren and neigh bors within ayear or lwo-ar.d God has blessed us with a, revival of religion and quite a number of precious isouls have been added to our church during the past sea- It is derivedj son and we expect more will be soon." Morning oar. Rev. William Cogswell, D. D., Secretary of the American Educatian So ciety, and formerly of this town, has been elected by the trustees of Dirtmouth Col leije, Professor of National Education and History in that institution. The" Boston Mercantile Journal remarks consider ing. Dr. Cogswell's high qualifications in that department, we think no better choice for that office could have been made." Norfolk Democrat. A new Baptist Meeting house was ded icated in Arcade Village, N. Y. Jan. 13. Brother, tl. Galusha, of Perry, interested the overflowing congregation for more ,than two hours, in a discourse founded on 2 Chron. vi: 18. N. H. Baptist Regis ter, . - As a 'general thing the laws made against all public and ruinous vices lie un executed. Our Congress. State Leeis- latures nay! even the sacred iudicial bench, where men swear upon the word of God, to enforce its principles, -often receive men of wanton and shameless profligacy of manners: men too viciousto be fit for the hospitality of a night's lodffin e in a well regulated and pure family. Thus the aspirin? vouth of the whnto - 4 , g . i ' land are debauched by seeing men risd in society, as they sink in wonh.V J. Blaschaud. Th American Temperance Union A circular has been issued by this so ciety, in which they propose, among oth er things, to publish a series of select volumes on the subject of temperance, in uniform style," to be called the Temper ance Library.' The following gentle if that stringer should chance to have been born on the other , side the globe, or to have caught from a sultry clime, a darker hue than his own. How perfectly unnat ural and unaccountable it is, that, human sympathy should not be limited by lines and rivers, by tribes and clans that an American should care whether the people of China worship God or gold whether her millions are sending up to heaven their wailinss, or their aTleluiahs ! We have no rightto meddle. Human ity must look on, and see the knife of pow er sundering at a blow the dearest ties of the bleeding heart, and dashing the cup of happiness lhat years of toil have been fill ing around the hearth of "love she must listen to cries for mercy, and shrieks of agony, that break with startling shrillness on the ear of night, and wake the forests with their wo; but if she dares to breathe a sigh, ordropa tear of pity, the fire and the faggot and the chain are ready I Is it not so? Are not the whale South com bined, to aid in the work f silencing re monstrance, and of drying up the chan nels of human sympathy t especially if her sweet waiers chance to ush across the far-famed line, that marks the bound ary of their dominion ! What right bave they to meddle with the affairs of India, by sending missionaries and 'bibleVand tracts into their very midst, to tear 'down the temples of Gaudama, and to build up on their ruins, the sanctuary of the most High ? But if we should go among our own heathen, whose "ignorance and debase ment can hardly find a parallel in foreign climes, and gather little groups around some slave-built shed, and read to them the bible and talk of Jesus; lift would be the forfeit! ' But we are connected with them by other ties than those of. common brother hood. We stand respontible for the hav oc and" slaughter, which the system of slavery will Inevitably produce, unless prevented by its timely and total abolish ment; and we ask. to be rid of that re sponsibility., .We are bound by the con stitution, to unite in putting down insur rections. We are bound to' surrender to the man-hunter the flying fugitive, to be taken back to his chains. -We support course Southern Bapiists intend to tae at the Baltimore convention. How int ly they feel in relation to the woes o noor Burman heathen I How fefvent must be their prayers, for the reign ifthe peaceable kingdom ol Jesus.when all see eye to eye.and the songof love and of raoture shall mingle -with the clai 4 O chain, to swell the everlasting an the A ! Tlie Fire Raging Still. The Bethlehem Baptist Associa tion, held its iwenty-fou i th. anniversary, at the Indian Spiing Church, Mmroe county, Alabama, on the 25th 28thpept. 1840." A. Trafis Moderator," and A H. Schroebel, Clerk. This Associatioa con tains 39 churches and 2114 membes, of whom 236 were received by baptisii dur ing the past year. From the Minutes we copy the following preamble and rsolu-. lions : , IVhereasa certain paper, called "The Christian Reflector, Extra,' has befen for warded to many of us as Pastors of Churches; which paper contains senti ments abhorrent to our views, and ertain threats against us, a holders of Waves, we feel that it is our duty to'eiprtss our views on this subject. We think ou selves compelled to declare against 'men who misrepresent and slander us whqeharge us with crimes of which we are nit guilty --who represent us as tragical tyranis, and bloody murderers; and who, on these account?, debar us out of their Christian Fellowship. Therefore, Resolved, That we hereby express our utter detestation of ihe principles, accusa tions and threats contained in the "Ad dress to Southern Baptists," believing them to be unkind, untrue, unchristian, and unsctipiural : Y. Resolved, That in the event of the Bap tist General Convention, at their next nieeting, refusing to express their deter mination to withdraw 'their co operations in everv way whatever with those fanatics of the North, we recommend to our Breth ren of the South 'to. adopt measures for opening a channel by which our cheerful benefactions may be carried to the perish ing heaihen, lhat they may receive the word of life. ' . ; i Resolved, That we recommend our brethren at ihe South to speak their senti ments fully and fearlessly on this , subject, and let the Northern Baptists know dis tinctly that we cannot co operate with those who thus stigmatize and excovimunicate X us. Biblical Recorder of Jan. 16, 1841. For the Telegraph. UK. N A T V Who is there amor.g sentient and reas-v oning beings who does not discover beau ties rn the humblest production of Nature? Who is there who does not see in the blade of grass, and in the green leaf as it trembles in the whispering breeze, the skill and wisdom of its Creator? The very mountains that rise in grandeur around us, are monuments of His majes ty, and the deep ravines, bespeak Hi3 un limited wisdom. There is nothing in na ture which does not show infinite contriv ance. .bven the ragged rock upon the bleak summit of the mountain, has its own peculiar charm. Among the myriad of things that meet our sight, as we look out upon the bright landscape, not one is formed for nought. The liuie dew-drop is alive lith beings, and every green thing is a world for countless inhabitants: Who does not love to wand-r through the fields at the hour of twilight and gaze up on their beauty, and tune their own feel ings in unison with the harmony around them ? At such a time as this, one wilf not suffer their deadly passions to rise and obtain the mastery but they will be lulled to rest, cahn as the summer lake. 5 1 sl00 upon the brow of a lofty hill gazing upon a lovely valley that stretched aluog tm it seemed to fade in the dim distance.- The sun had jujtsankto rest, ana aU Datu' e seemed glad and gay as when first created. : A little rivulet, at my feet that; I had scarcely noticed, annnured -. t ' -xjr -"' - - S K ' -v.-"-" o-'-ic..;.'.-.?';'.'. ..- y-X::- For the Telegrtpi Brother Murray: By reqaes . u d.:. :i "-- me uauusL iuiuisiei iui vuiuerence id y county of Rutland, I forward for pac tion in the Telegraph, an abstract of a fc' sertation on justification. D. R Romans viii : 33 It is God thatjusufiah. In considering this important deci tion of scripture, the following naturally arise: First, What is it to justify? Secci Whom does God justify? Third, Wi ihings are necessarily implied inibej fication of sinners? Fourth, Oa r ground does God justify?" Fifth, Viy Arao Via JncMftr S I v f Vi VTr n f?rtcehji-l tifv? This is a subject wholly of Divine tt elation. We must therefore search : scriptures for answers to these quesU; The principal passages of scripture treat of this subject are the bllotvin Deut. xxv; I. Prov. xvii. 15. Isa. 4 .11. Malt xii. 35, 37. Luke xviii Acts xiii. 38, 39.Rom. iii. 20-2 iv. 25. v. 1,9. viii. 29 39. 1 Cor.l 11. Gal. ii. 16. iii. 24 26. Titus r 7. James ii. 2124. ; From these passages we learn 1st, That to justify is the provinc judge, and in the case before u?, of t Judge of the whole earth that jusii tion is opposed to condemnation 2nd, We learn thac those of manl whom God justifies are ungodly ; tta sinners. But t!:ey are penitent beiier sinners. Such was the publican, s went down to his house justified rsi: than the proud pharisee. He might k weak believer, yet he was a believer, i; cried to God for mercy and was accrl Abraham was a strong believer. Uet was justified. And all, that believe 3rd, We learn that the justification sinners implies rorffivness. Iq no m way. can they be justified. If any ft be foand innocent they might bep"-s without forgiveness. Rut sinL'eallli- sinned, condemnation has passed opoi Justification includes a title to eternal Being justified by his grace we are heirs of eternal life. Believers children of God by faith in Jesus Ci' If children thenheiis, heirs with Gal joint heirs with Christ. 4th, We further learn that justii1 is a free gift of God. Whatever o-jJ the necessity of faith to justification,1-'!- necessary as the meritorious groa- on the contrary, it is of faith, tbati!C-f be by grace. Failh embraces the ed blessing as a free gift Its lacgs not unto us, cot unto usbutuntotfiy give glory. This gift is bestowed through & demotion which is in Christ. He forth to be a rrnnif iation. to decb ' ii'. righteousness of God, that God mf j ; t just, and justify him that believe'.n :& j.: sus. A perfect righteousness is xl" and this is found in Christ alone- ; since the scriptures so fully speaks j fiction by faith, let us carefully c' . the office of faith in this work. , e : It Is considered by some in the a' condition performed by the ianer; J -true it is that without faith no one!-;); tified. and with it no one far.s ot JJ- j btjsto"': tion. But should I agree to on an indigent neighbor of my frieD case that friend will apply to me for " application is the real condition of stowment of the gift Yet the recepc V hvth indigent neighbor is equaJ' cessafy to his enjoyment of the br'J justification is offered through c Uon oXChrist i -eTery sinner wt believe, cTr receive the gi 1 i t I t 1 :'..Ifc'.