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Boston Jesuit (Newspaper) - February 26, 1831, Boston, MassachusettsCatholic seat Lael. A a. A a i i of is a a j cd a x�4 r a Civ a is Rao no Iii mis Contra nos to it cod be for is Wiio is against i s to rom. Viii. Xxxi. Vol. Ii. Boston saturday february 40, 183. No. Xxvi. The j2s Uit i published weekly to appear every saturday by William Smith fur the proprietors at $3 per annul in Advance. All must be Post paid and directed to the editors of the a Jesuit Poston mass. The object it to explain diffuse and defend the in Rin Siple of the Oise Holt Catholic and apostolic Church. Ottice no. "5, Kilby Street. The Triumph of truth in the conversion of the Rev. J. A. Mason from the errors of methodism to the Catholic Faith. Written by himself. An address to the sensible and candid of All denominations. Whatever changes May take place in the civil or religious relations of life they Are of Small importance when abstracted from the general interests of the human race and from those awful responsibilities in which the whole family of Adam stands to the great creator and Sovereign of All things. Separated from these considerations it is of Little consequence who 1 am or what i whether Rich or poor Learned or illiterate. Whether my religion he he thru or jewish Mah Medan or Christian protestant or Catholic it is All the same. My being is ephemeral my glory or Ignominy is momentary i live for myself alone Ami the whole importance of my history w ill he told in these few words he lived and he died. Not so when considered As a moral agent and in connexion with the Public weal. A no Man liveth to himself and no Man ditch to this consideration Stamps eternal importance on the character and conduct of the meanest individual. He lives for the service of god and his country and he Dies under the responsibilities of his moral Agency in each department of his conduct through live. In every Man therefore we behold the Model to imitate or the Beacon to shun and it is in this Light and in this Light alone that my conduct partakes of any importance. Hut viewed in this Light the change which has taken place in my religious relations is of infinite consequence to to and to every human being. If i Mil right protestants arc wrong and Rice Rtresa if protestants Are right i am wrong. To guide us in this dilemma there must he some Plain Rule capable of giving infallible certainty this a divine revelation supposed. To find out this Rule is both our duty and our interest and whether i or you neglect it we must Merit for ourselves condemnation. A a he thut by Lieveld shall be saved and he that Hulic Voth not shall he i Hope therefore you will bring to the rending of this Little work a candid and upright mind a mind open to conviction and resolved to follow the track of truth. Fur myself As Lar As i know myself i am conscious that for no consideration in the world would i profess or promote the Catholic religion hut from that conviction which 1 Feci of its divine origin authority and truth. Could i by professing it obtain All the Gold of go Clouda or the wealth of the sooth sea dream nay could the universe pour its treasures at my feet what could it Avail me when compared with eternity end the infinite loss of my immortal soul you mid i Christian Brethren stand upon the verge of this eternal state upon every pulsation depends an infinite Joy or an endless to. And of hot import but the inquiry am i prepared is my religion that which Jesus Christ revealed to his Church and commanded her to teach to the world saying he that Chareth you Heareth me and he that despise the you pcs Pisith me. He that Beli Eveth what i have commanded you to teach shall be saved and he that Beli Eveth not shall be condemned under these impressions Christian Brethren i Trust 1 shall so write and you so read that we May a a All meet in the Unity of the Faith and knowledge of the son of god. That henceforth we he no More As children tossed to and fro and carried about with eve re wind of doctrine by the wickedness of men by cunning craftiness whereby they lie in Wail to deceive. But doing the truth in 1 Charity we May in All things grow up in him who is the head even Christ. From whom the whole body Viz. Of his Church compacted and fitly joined together by what every joint Supply ctr according to the operation of the Taca sures of every part Mcketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in Epes. In. 13. In. 1 remain Christian Brethren your Ever obedient servant in Christ j. A. Mason. Stourbridge sept. -0, iuj7. The conversion. A a god a says the great apostle of the gentiles when speaking of the efficient cause of our vocation to the Faith a a god w to commanded Light to Shine in darkness hath shined in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of god in the face of Jesus this passage is equally explanatory of the cause of his own conversion to the Chris tin Faith who lilo re was so strongly attach cd to the Law of Moses and of my conversion to the same Faith As taught by the cd thelic Church who before was so prejudiced in favor of methodism. And i am convinced no arguments however Strong no disputation however ably conducted nor any dispositions however favourable to conversion they May appear will Ever Lead to a successful Issue unless god touch the heart by Bis holy Grace and the subject faithfully corresponds with its divine int Lucacc. As to myself i have nothing wherein to glory except in my infirmities that the Grace of god May be magnified in me. A a hat Hast thou that thou Hast not received Quot inquires an apostle a a and if thou Hast received it Why Dost thou glory. For of him Aud

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