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Christian Examiner And Advocate Of Civil And Religious Liberty (Newspaper) - November 1, 1847, London, Middlesex THE AND ADVOCATE OF CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY LXXXIIL V PRICE t PEB The Dissenting Statistics Christs Headship over all things for the Church Evangelical Dissenters in England To Our Subscribers and Political Examiner Political 541 543 545 548 548 548 548 Civil Establishments of The Present The Literature of Religious The City of The Sabbath essential to Physical Reviews of Books by Clara Lucas PjLGK 549 551 552 554 554 THE STATECHURCH AND DISSENTING HOWEVER there may be Nonconformists who agree or disagree with the conclusions of there cannot be any one among them who does not the value of mani fold services in the cause of Among the ser vices he has rendered to those are not the least which he has conferred by his statistical They have been compiled with great and have filled the quivers by which the pecu liarities of a Statechurch may be best The time is come in regard to that socatted but really politi cal apathy must be laid The time is come when Dissenters must prepare themselves for and conflict if they would possess an Never were times more The which above all sought todivide which has done most fpr their that thereby a State church might be exalted and has sought to deepen the foundations of the Jby the ruin of the unity of the has become That which in which in the which wherever the flag of England is has sought to unfurl that also of in every way possible to has created bishops and their necessary to complete and perpetuate the enslavement of the which has sought to render education the handmaid of the has laboured for the church with an energy which has no counterpart unless in the spasmodic struggles of the Government has become is a thing of sufferance and it only requires that Dissenters put shoulder to in order to their ever that which is their own as Christians and as from the powers that If there be if there be pandering to ideas of the if there be wavering under the Whig The Tories will come as if the Tories were more inimical to Dissenting principles than the then a day of opportunity is to which in this generation there may be no Even though the presenting a firm front by Nonconformists in demand of what is their should be the means of resolving the present Government into its previous then They have and not by the manifestation of their They shall have imbued the succeeding one with a proper sense of their and prepared for more easily obtaining what is their The Nonconformist who is at ease while a that incubus on remains among is one in but not in He has the forms and proportions of the like to he wants the living These thoughts have been forced upon our minds by the sta tistics of We submit some of his all of which are most and we solicit careful attention to inasmuch as they beyond all the inherent power of that power by would they and even the principle of selflove should teach practical con they could most easily accomplish every object in Britain by which the gospel would have free and the last link be hewn to pieces of former The following snmmary deserves to be pondered by the members of the legisla and especially by those who are in charge of our national They may draw from these details some important con clusions j and these may usefully guide them in the discharge of their responsible duties COMPUTED NUMBERS BELONGING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OTHER RELIGIOUS BODIES IN THE UNITED the Religious England and Islands and the British It would that the other religious sects outnumber the Establishment as Nonconformist Bodies i The proportion against the Establishment is about as three If this be even an approximation to the what follows but that Dissent numbers an amount of influence sufficient to justify its adherents in Openly and firmly demanding from the Govern ment release from all of those things which fetter them and in demanding that the Statechurch do not exist with its arro gancy over the many for the benefit of the They are acting with a knowledge offheir numbers and conse quently proper they do not and demand that legislation be no more provided in accommodation to Government do not act for the sake of con ciliating to its support a few noble give a party colour to their legislation by church In it is their duty to feel their strength and use It may be thought that Bainess statistics are controvert and therefore we submit the details from which he arrived at the conclusion we have The details are most instructive From the authorized publications of the Bap Roman Wesleyan and other as well as from other we draw the following results as to the number of their places of worship CHAPELS IN Wesleyan Methodists 3000 1800 H35 Primitive 1421 Roman 540 Bible 391 387 Wesleyan Methodist 316 Methodist New 277 220 Orthodox Presbyterian 77 Lady Huntingdons 30 Inghamites I supposed 500 New Jerusalem Church various j Total in
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