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Pittsburgh a a 1 a Quot of a a a Friend a and paid Over Twenty doll ate for missions. A a to a theolo Qibai. Seminary of the May be seen in our a a notices a the directors of this Are to meet in the North presbyterian Church Chicago on tuesday the 3d Day of february next. A it business of vital importance a Bays the president of the Board a demands the pref Enoe of every the United presbyterian of the West is the name of a new paper published at Monmouth 111., David Macdill d. D., first no. Of which is now before us. It is a Sheet of about the medium size of religious papers and promises fairly for usefulness. It will maintain the sentiments of the. Associate reformed presbyterian Church. It has our cordial Welcome. Change of legislature of Pennsylvania being duly requested have changed the name of the a aboard of missions of the general Assembly to the Board of Domestic missions. The former was until now the corporate title. 1 a custom has been fixing upon the institution the latter title and it is by proper authority henceforth legalized. A revival in Perry Coto Ity a letter from Rev. L. W. Williams Landis Burg a. We Are pleased to learn that there is a most precious and wonderful out pouring of the spirit of god upon two of the churches under his care. In one of them forty four persons have been awakened and hopefully brought to Christ and Twenty nine in the other. The work was still in Progress and communion occasions were contemplated shortly. May the lords favor continue and be greatly extended. Death of or. Harris. Or. John a Harris president of new College London has ceased from his labors. His works remain a Monument to perpetuate his memory and a Means of Benefit to Many generations. He is Best known to american christians by his prize essay entitled Mam Hon a work which has put Forth a decided influence i in favor of systematic Beneficence. Another excellent work of his is the great teacher. A third important production is spoken of As having been nearly completed of which a a pre adamites Earth a a a Man primeval a and a a patriarchy a Are sections he was but in his 53d year at the Tim of his death. Reference bibles or. Leeds of Edinburgh. In the study of the Bible we Are to make it As much As possible its own interpreter. Passages in which it Speaks of the same or of similar Quot subjects Are to be compared. What it says of a subject a incidentally is to be interpreted by what it says on the same subject directly. What it says on a doctrine or duty in one connexion is to be collated with the manner in which the same is set Forth in other Connexions. It is hence Manifest that to get a proper knowledge of the scriptures is. An immense work an that if each one is to commence the task of himself without any Aid from those who have a a searched a before him his attainments must come far Short of perfectness so extensive is revelation so Many things does it embrace so frequently and in such varied combinations and associations Are truths presented. A the Bible in All its parts possesses a Unity a the author of each portion is one and the same. But god spoke at sundry times and in divers Man Nersy by prophets evangelists and apostles a by direct utterances by types by parables and by providential teachings. All these Are to be read studied compared and. Made to interpret and illustrate each Quot other. What a task who has the mind and the Leisure not one in ten thousand if unaided. But now happily it is Dot with us As it was with men of old. Then they were obliged to receive truth and rebukes almost entirely from the heralds lips. The word was written but copies were few and Access to them was difficult. Now they Are Many and in the hands of All. And god in his Good Providence is daily increasing the facilities for the study of his word. The acquisitions of the Wise the Learned and the industrious Are recorded and systematised and printed and sent everywhere. Among these works of immense value and the result of great labor and directly adapted to Render it possible for every Man of Ordinary Power and culture. Of intellect to make revelation its own interpreter to him Are reference bibles. Reference bibles Are numerous and of very unequal value. In some the parallel passages noted Are. So very few that they Aid the investigator but Little while in others they Are so numerous As to deter any but the Man of patient toil from examining them. To make a reference Bible that shall be really truthful requires a very great Deal of honest impartiality As Well As knowledge and perspicacity. The references Are a commentary on the text and they May be so selected ask to mislead and Pervert. They May be so made As to mayor calvinism Armin Ian ism unitarianism or any other peculiarity of religious sentiment whose advocates Are wont to refer to scripture As their supporter. Such will refer to passages which seem to sustain their own views and will keep out of sight Sueh As would present truth in its varied but Fuller aspects. We May illustrate by an example take John x 30, a a i and my father Are the unitarian will refer you to 1. Cor. Iii 8, a now he that Plant eth and he that water eth Are one a and Gal. Iii 28, a Eye Are All one in Christ the will refer you to John by Hill a holy father keep through thine own name these whom thou Bast Given me that they May be one As we Are a and v. 22, a the glory which thou Hast Given me i have Given them that they May be one even As we Are one a x 38, a the father is a Sabbath for printers. It is Well known that in offices of daily morning papers the compositors have been and mostly Are still employed a Large portion of the Sabbath. For this there is no real necessity. Good management with proper Diligence on week Day hours can accomplish All the work. We. Are hence pleased to see the following announcement by the Philadelphia daily times a a the office of the times will be closed at eleven of clock this saturday evening and will not be opened till half past twelve of clock a. M., monday morning. A a in making the above arrangement we wish our friends and patrons to understand that the times will be issued and served at the usual hour on monday morning containing All the news by Telegraph and otherwise precisely the same As if the office were open during the Day. On the London times and other papers in that City labor is sus fended on the Sabbath. We believe it can e done on the morning times a without keeping from our readers the news which they Bay a been accustomed ,.,to have spread before them on monday puffing. A a a a a a extravagant language is. Very much Tibe habit of the times. Newspapers Are greatly blamed for it and they rare deeply Guil i chargeable with. Dereliction in this Rue neither in their editorials nor in the pieces which they admit. Even the extravagances they utter in their adv rising columns Are exceeded,.�?~ often in social Intercourse and by people not a Little censorious of the printers but we do not excuse the latter. They Are or should he the guardians of propriety. They speak to Many and it is their duty to reprove. They should hence be examples in Aeo Oranee with this sentiment we Are pleased to see quoted from remarks by a member before the associated press the following. _ a a offensive feature of the journalism of the. Day is the system of Universal and indiscriminate a puffing of every person and thing for which some slight equivalent May have been Given. The Public Are fast losing Confidence in editors notices of exhibitions books a quark medicines charlatans and humbugs a and a until the press shakes off the habit and Abandons the idea that everything Good bad or indifferent has to be commended for it notice of which they have been slightly complimented the Journ amp is Wal think the space devoted of Sueh notices very poorly occupied and will very Pir Ppervy give up paying any to a work especially the plan of the work. The Bible in two sizes is imported. A copy is before As pocket size and neatly executed. It will doubtless be issued in Large numbers and the High testimonials in its favor will procure for it an extensive Sale. It then becomes the Christian press to Deal with it uprightly and fearlessly. Its adaptation to influence is great. If Good it should be aided if evil it should be hindered by Leing expose the Many duties and cares which devolve upon the editor of a weekly journal do not permit him personally to give Sueh a work the full and minute examination which the Case demands. We hence refer the task to our ministerial Brethren who May have More Leisure and especially to the. Profe Flors of theology and of biblical literature in our seminaries a who Are not Only instructors but also watchmen placed on the highest towers in our Zion. ,. the value of a Good reference Bible we estimate More highly than we can Tell. Every family should have one and every minister More than one. That which we prefer and have mainly used is Scott a. Some object to Scott a references that they Are too numerous. A they Are not so for our taste. The time1 expended in examining them All on any passage we regard As Well employed. And there is. having them numerous. The very matter of their number brings before us the subject investigated in a variety of aspects and helps to As ure us that we have really the mind of the spirit. These references Are found in most of the editions of the. Authors commentary but there they Are in volumes so numerous and Large that the use of them is inconvenient. While a student we found them in an Octavo. W. W. Woodward a the edition is out of print we have often since sought for it or something similar to it to present to a Friend but sought in vain and have wondered Why such a treasure was not on the shelf of every bookseller. If All were like ourselves our Board might with great Benefit furnish the work but tastes differ. A a in regard to or. Leeds work we leave it for the present under the remarks of our correspondent and of the publishers. But to Wiir readers we recommend a diligent perusal of the scriptures. A use reference bibles and consult commentaries As aids As suggestive of thought but seek the spirits illumination in a careful Reading of the word chapter by chapter and follow his guidance in doctrine and duty. Themselves and to such As May occupy the same apartment with them or May enter their room to bring Friendly Relief is imminent. We Bow submissively and would learn to release the mind in due season from intense study to keep dangerous weapons at a distance in our sleeping hours and above All to be prepared to meet our god at his summons however sudden. In me and i a him a v 23 a that All men should Honor the son even5 As they Honor the father a Xiv a a i am in the father and the father in me a and he would Likely add Matt. I 27 xxviii 19 John i 1, 2 Xvi 15 1. Tim. Iii 16 Titus ii 13 1. John v 7,�?T20 and other passages proving the Equality of the son with the father and. The Unity of the godhead. We have Here presented a Strong ease in illustration but it is barely a Sample of what May be done by truthful Collations or by wrong or partial or mixed references putting the inquirer in the Way of error by misleading him confusing him or insinuating doubts in regard to the divinity of Christ the doctrines of redemption election Many a sinfulness human inability or any other important scriptural truth. V a ,. A. These remarks have been suggested by a communication presented in another column from Cowan amp co., of Edinburgh the publishers of Leeds reference Bible. This communication was occasioned by a paragraph in our London correspondence in our Issue of nov. 29th, which is As follows the witness a dealt very severely with a new reference Bible edited by or. Robert Lee a Clergyman of the establishment in Edinburgh whose tendencies Are toward germanium. He has thrust out the references usually found in our Bible and substituted other which ate designed to give another interpretation of Many important texts item that ordinarily received some of these Bear on the person of the Saviour Anota ble instance is that in Job a i. Know that my redeemer liveth a &e., in which the Only reference Given is Job Xii 10�?17, by which he would have it understood that Only jobs temporal restoration was meant and not the Doc Trine of his Faith in one who would redeem him i from the grave an apologist for or. Lob lets out the secret that the latter does hot hold that the resurrection of the dead is taught in the old testament 1 there seem Good reasons to suspect that As to the evidence for Christ a deity and work from the old testament it is regarded As a a a where there Are not express quotations in the new a Semi Skop tical scottish artist not Long since gave me some indications of the very Liberal tendencies of this gentleman which to a certain labs of minds Are very attractive. A this dangers a thicken on every hand the very air Reems poisoned with heresy and. Numbers of professed christians suspect no danger and Are being. Drawn into the snare. A this is Brief but Plain and severe and if it is a mistake should be promptly Cor a reeled. We hence give the publishers a place in our first Issue after the reception of a their Trust that it will be carefully read. It seems fair. We have also before us documents signed by numbers of intelligent and highly respected clergymen of the scottish churches commending the on the passage above quoted John a 30, or. Lee gives As references John xvii 11,22 �?�1. Cor. Iii 8 Gai. Iii 28.f we should be greatly obliged to our Board of publication for a Good reference Bible. The plan of Leeds we regard As excellent. The references Are not crowded into the margin hut follow each verse in a smaller Type. If Scott a Are considerate too numerous they might he re a Vised and abridged and if imperfect the deficiencies might be supplied but if abridged it should to done sparingly As Well As judiciously. We like copious references that we May be satisfied that the full exhibition of the divine teachings on the subject examined is before us. And there might be two classes of references the one to passages More nearly parallel the other to those More Remote and suggestive. The former might be placed As Are Leeds immediately following each verse and serving fora More hurried examination the latter in the margin and to be used when the subject could be fully investigated. A Good reference Bible and a commentary adapted to families and Sabbath schools Are desiderata in the presbyterian Church and should be promptly supplied by our Board. It is to meet the demands and Supply the wants of the Church As would not be met by the Trade generally that the Board was organized and endowed with Buch liberality we know that the duty we Here suggest is exceedingly difficult but it involves no impossibility and we urge it on behalf of the myriad of our retired families who Are in moderate circumstances and of the tens of myriads of our rising race. To a hour Mew with the a marginal references revised Fand improved. Ifilio. By Robert Loti do it. Edinburgh 1865. 1 published by coven $ co. Part Burgh sold by wm., s. 1 Fri Nora Quot 1 t of Hugh Miller. This distinguished scottish geologist and defender of the Bible and its precious truths is no w no More a d Weller on Earth. He commenced life in what Are called its lower walks. His first training along with common family and Christian instruction was in the school of hard Industry hut soon from working in a Quarry and dressing Stone he became one of the most distinguished in the walks of science he Early and ably espoused the cause of the free Church and was made editor of its leading paper the witness. He is now gone and the circumstances of his death add greatly to the sadness Felt at his loss. He evidently died by his own hand and there is not a witness to Tell is How or Why. But the absence of All motive and of All predisposition to such an act and the excellence of his christians character afford to is the Assurance that it was not of design. The London Christian times thus Speaks event i we regret to announce the sudden death of or. Hugh Muier the Well known writer on geology and editor of the it go a a a newspaper. Or. Miller was found lying dead on the floor of his bedroom on. Wednesday morning shot through the heart with a pistol Bullet that he died by his own hand there seems to be no doubt. Bat their cum Succes under which the melancholy event happened do Dot Lead to the supposition that his death was an act of intentional suicide. For sometime past or. Miller had been in a somewhat indifferent state of health brought on by Oyer study in the preparation of a new work on geology. considerably from nervous excitement and though at All times a Man of Eoj Centric manners an unusual strangeness was remarked by his acquaintances. The evening before i his death he was to have delivered a lecture on a a the j mosaic creation to an audience at Portobello a a bathing place in the neighbourhood of Edinburgh where he resided. He had prepared the lecture i but the state of his health prevented his delivering a it and it was Lead in his absence by a Friend. In the course of the Day or. Miller saw his medical adviser to whom he complained of headache brought on by the want of refreshing sleep. Following the directions he received he took a warm hath and retired to rest at an Early hour. He had for some time been in the habit of keeping a loaded revolver in his bed room having it is said a Strong apprehension of danger from hous Breakers for which in reality there was some reason As an attempt was made not very Long ago to break into his valuable museum. No explosion was heard during the night and it was not till the morning that the body was found lying near the Bath room. These circumstances seem to prove that the melancholy event was purely accidental while the state of or. Millers mind As Well As his general character and position preclude the idea of premeditated or intentional self destruction. The keeping of deadly weapons in a bedroom May sometimes be a necessity. But it is a dangerous one a the thing should never be done by those subject to Nightmare or a. The danger to Tho presidency of Jefferson College. Last week we announced the. Fact that Rev. Or. Alden had been unanimously elected president of Jefferson College. The friends of the College will be pleased to learn that he has concluded to accept the appointment and will enter upon the discharge of the duties of the office As soon As his relations to Lafayette College can be terminated without detriment to that institution. At farthest it is expected he will enter upon his work at Jefferson at the commencement of the term in May i next. A we learn that the retirement of or. Brown from the presidency will not separate him from the institution which owes so much to his services and to those of his venerated father. He will remain connected with the institution and will perform As a professor such services As Hig health May allow. Or. Alden has for More than four years held in the College of the Synod of Philadelphia a professorship to which he was appointed by a unanimous vote of the Synod and of the trustees of the College. Though or. Alden had served the cause of education for Many years without the Bounds of the presbyterian Church in one of the Best Eastern colleges yet the Synod were satisfied of his continued attachment to the doctrines government and usages of the presbyterian Church in which he was educated both As to his collegiate and theological course and hence did not hesitate to commit to his hands the professorship most intimately connected with the formation of. Opinion that of mental and moral philosophy. He has also carefully inst ducted each senior class in Lafayette in the confession of Faith with the commentary published by the Bofird of publication and we have Learned that the Young men have been quite As much interested in that study As in any part of the College course., or. Alden had his collegiate course in Union College and his theological at Princeton and it. Is Well known that he has been steadily opposed to All those a measures and isms which Are disapproved of by the various presbyterian bodies who have been accustomed to patronize the College a Pic which to is called to preside. We Trust that they will give him a cordial Welcome and an efficient support. A a a a a new years donations. Not a few of the past the in City churches seem to have been very kindly remembered by their people at,.the beginning of the year. The Rev. Or. Budington pastor of a congregational Church in Brooklyn was present with $500,. As an evidence of the Lively interest Felt by his people in his ministry and Rev. Or. Cheever received a purse containing �400, and his wife a no containing �200, together with an elegant piece of furniture. The Rev. T. L. Cuyler pastor of a reformed dutch Church in new York has politely informed the Public that a this congregation without consulting a word with the past or taken the Gross Liberty of raising his or. Boardman of our own Church about the same time received a present of �10,000 from his people to Aid Himin the Purchase of a suitable dwelling. And the new York times re ports that the Rev. Or Magie pastor of the first Church in Elizabethtown a j. Received a purse of �2,000. No doubt there were Many other instances of equal liberality which we have not noticed. But we Are afraid that Many Learned worthy and Deyo Ted pastors in country and Village Chure hts eking out a living from very Small salaries have not fared correspondingly Well. In some of these places the people have Mani tested their regard for him who Breaks unto them the bread of life by donations some what Liberal but in Many places nothing has been done. But it is not too late yet a a material Aid a of this kind is always in season. Let something be done in this Way now and As soon As possible let the salaries of pastors be raised that they May have an adequate support and Many blessings will rest upon the people. Surat with the extent to which its books Are circulated. The Board therefore May Issue a list of As excellent publications As Ever went Forth from the press but if the people have no Means of Maeyr Access to the Central depository the books will groan on the shelves and our people not be benefited. It is Wise therefore in the Board to organize a system of co Portage by Means of which its publications Are brought Home to every the comport eur a Field of operation. But let any one think for a moment of the numbers of our churches and the extent of territory Over which they Are spread and he will easily see that a great number of our people can never he supplied by these agents of the Board. For these some other plan most be devised. The following is suggested during the Winter months our Rural population have very Little work to do. How easy would it be for two Young men in each of our country congregations to put a horse to a Light Wagon and visit every family in the congregation and Supply them with Reading for the Winter with books selected from the catalogue published by our Board the pastor from his acquaintance with the people their tastes wants and de Gree of intelligence could make out a list of such books As he a thought might be desirable. One of each might be ordered at first and1 could be earned around As san ties then after the whole congregation had been canvassed an order could be sent on to the nearest depository to be filled. On the arrival of the books they could be All distributed on the first Sabbath after service at the Church. This Plau is simple and very easy of execution and can be easily repeated every yeat and thus can a7� of our families be a ept constantly supplied with religious Reading of the most profitable character. The Only possible objection that can be urged against it is the trouble of canvassing the congregation. But when we look at the amount of labor perforated by on politicians in the late presidential canvass this sinks into insignificance. A i was told by a prominent member of one of the political parties that they had by a subdivision of labor canvassed every township in the country and every Block in the cities in the Large state of Pennsylvania so thoroughly that they could Tell to within a few Hundred votes How made each party could poll before the election took place. Now a they do it to obtain a corruptible Crown but we an if this can be done by the adherents of a political party whose main inducement is place and Power surely there can be found in every congregation two persons at least who will undertake like labor to Supply their Brethren in the lord with the a a bread of j. F. G. The Board of publications an easy and simple method of co Portage. The following letter is from a Layman who is a decided Friend of Church efficiency and adv Cate for the circulation of religious knowledge our Board of publication is making commendable efforts by co Portage to circulate their books. But co Portage cannot be. Expected to do a tithe of the work which is needed. We do not ask it to attempt the whole work of distribution. We do not regard it As at All in the line of duty nor the Best for edification that the Board should Send col porters into regularly organized and Well established churches. We Are just As much opposed to sending paid col porters there As we Are to sending paid collecting agents. In either Case a Distant Board is sending at a great expense labourers to do what the pastor and eiders and deacons and female helpers should do As a matter of official and social duty and of Christian love and which they could do incomparably better than can a stranger. The plan suggested by our correspondent is excellent., but there May be other Good plans i we. Would urge no special form of doing the thing but let it be done and done thoroughly. O for Wise zealous devoted working Church officers and Labouring praying and Liberal christians or. Editor a the importance of our Board of publication As a lever of great moral Power requires no proof. But our people in mind that its measure of usefulness is humanly speaking just cd men Western Missouri the following letter gives information from a Region of which we Are pleased to hear. True we heard much of it during the last year but it was in a line quite unfavourable. Let us now learn something of the Good which is being done and of the prospects of things still better and of the wants Tho do sires and the facilities. Greenfield Dade co., mo., Jan. 5. Rev. Or. Kinney a i am sometimes led to think that less is said in the religious newspapers of Western Missouri than almost any other portion of on country. .1 feel tempted to say a few. Things of what the lord has done for the and where he has placed my Home at least for a time. We Are probably not advancing As Are other Western a states in the cause of Correct religious sentiment. In. 1843 or. 1844,. The Synod of Missouri set off four or five ministers and a few churches on their Western Border As the presbytery of upper Missouri. As late As 1849 there were not More than nine ministers and perhaps sixteen churches. Last september our numbers were Twenty ministers excluding two missionaries among the indians living in Missouri and above forty churches. At the request of presbytery Synod in october divided it making the Missouri River the line. The North Side retains the name of upper Missouri and South is called the presbytery of Lafayette. Ministers churches and members Are nearly equal in each. Of the last in the. Two presbyteries there Are about twelve Hundred a we Hope Ere Long together with a presbytery in Kansas to be organized into a Synod. The presbytery authorized by the last general Assembly in Kansas is said to be not yet organized. But there Are there now including the missionaries to the indians four or five ministers who might be constituted a presbytery by proper authority. Is it the work of the general Assembly or rather of the Synod of Missouri ? m. A your free a a through the kindness of a few Liberal and enlightened friends we have been enabled to circulate week by past year nearly three Hundred copies of the missionary to worthy but struggling ministers missionaries and widows and to colleges seminaries Reading rooms and charitable institutions of our own and other churches. No list has Given us greater pleasure or yielded Mere abundantly than this. We have received letter after letter of thanks while in Many instances its perusal has been instrumental in doing much Good by Awakening an interest for the suffering strengthening the hands of the missionary and making the widows heart to sing for joy.�?�. ,. A thus discourses our neighbor the missionary. We wish that we could use similar language. And Why should we not he so enabled ? the presbyterian Church has Many members who possess wealth and Many widows enfeebled members and ministers who Are poor and to whom with their families the weekly visits of the Banner and advocate would be a. Great Consolation and. The Means of invaluable instruction. In what Way then do old a few dollars be More beneficially disposed of than through the medium we offer f the witness newspaper or Leeds reference and Bible Edinburgh Deo. 24, 1856. To the editor of the Banner and and Ydoate newspaper Pittsburgh a. Sir a our attention has been directed to a notice in your paper of the 29th november of. A attack by the witness upon an edition of the Bible lately published by us with references collated and revised by or. R. Lee professor of biblical criticism in the University of Edinburgh. As the tone of your remarks is calculated to throw discredit upon the work and imputes unsound views of Christian doctrine to the editor we beg to Lay the facts of the Case before you. About three years a go we purposed publishing a new edition of the Bible with references and being aware. That numerous errors have from time to time crept into our Ordinary editions we arranged with or. Lee to collate them. Placing in his bands for that purpose the Royal Quarto Bible published at Oxford with references by or. Blaney. On publication we submitted the work to a numerous body of clergymen of All denominations in thib country. From one Hundred and Twenty five of them we had letters of commendation. B be objected to the new method adopted m printing the references one objected to the reference at Job Xix 25 and from another we had the substance of the articles in the witness to which you refer containing however several Loose charges not appearing there for instance under 1. John v 20, or. Lee refers to Isaiah Xiv 6 to suit his purpose the Revie wer quoted the first paragraph of Isa Xiv 5 applying that in illustration of Jude in. Again to illustrate col. I 16, he applied references Given Ruder 1. Cor Vii 6. In another place he accuses. Or. Lee of suppressing the references in Cannes Bible an old work not consulted at the latter clause of the verse to Bax 15. On turning to Caune a Bible we found no reference to exist there. Further we found the great bulk of the references objected to to be those existing in on Ordinary bibles. Such As it was we submitted the paper to two clergymen of the free Church who obliged us by a careful revision of the Bible. We were assuredly both that the allegations of the writer were unfounded. The question assumed greater Gravity upon the appearance of the articles in the witness we had no reason to doubt or. Leeds faithfulness in the discharge of his task and were Well aware of the great labor and pains he had taken but we had no disposition to trifle with or treat lightly charges of such serious import and again solicited the opinions of a number of our inst eminent divines one of whom a member of the free Church got several of his Brethren to assist him in collating and comparing the references. We were gratified to receive from All an Assurance that the insinuations a the witness were unfounded. But As it appeared to some that unfavourable inferences might be drawn from the reference at Job Xix 25, we represented that to or. Lee who at once assented to a change and has furnished is with an additional body of references to verses 25, 26, and 27, amongst which it May be sufficient to particularized 1. Cor Xiv 49�?57., the necessary alterations Are being made at press and our intention is to print cancels and insert in what remains of the edition it is a fact however singular that amongst those who appeared swayed by the articles in the witness we did not find one who had exam ined the Bible for himself. We have in such cases invariably supplied copies with a request that faults might be pointed out to us receiving promises of compliance in return. Although the work has been thus in the hands of its opponents for some rime we Are yet without a single note or comment upon it from any one of their number. Surely that heresy must be More than hidden which escapes would be willing detection the witness spoke of the easy mindedness which had led so Many of our clergy upon what he presumed slight examination to express a favourable opinion of the work. We can Only say that not one of them has desired to retract what he said but several of the most eminent have assured us that they have regularly used the Bible in their study with a growing con Votion of its appropriateness and value. A rut for the delicacy of mixing up gentlemen in an unpleasant controversy we could exhibit names that would stagger credence in any Anonymous writer. Without presuming that the references Are immaculate we believe that by their publication we have added something of value to oar common Stock of biblical lore. They carry with them no Ordinary amount of approval. We have Faith in the discernment of a candid Public to let the matter rest there if error can be pointed out to us we Are ready to Correct and will thankfully acknowledge the attention. /. Respecting dr.,Lee personally we submit that it requires More than the opinion of any Semi sceptical scottish artist to attach heresy to any clergy Man appointed to a charge in Edinburgh and subsequently nominated solely on account of his talents and learning to fill the chair of professor of biblical criticism and biblical antiquities in our University. It were strange indeed even in a More lax state of religious opinion than we Trust exists in this country could any Man retain such a position and either hold or teach the opinion insinuated by the writer in the witness. There Are feta Able men without detractors and or. Lee May be no exception but whatever his opinions May he we Are fully assured that he has edited the Bible in question with care and Good judgment framing the references so As. To be a real Benefit to the Reader. We Hope on a careful inspection of the work you will come to the same conclusion As one of our most eminent divines Here not of the established Church who after the controversy wrote us a a you May be sure i set to work very religiously to compare the passages adduced by the critic in support of his very serious charges. What was my Relief to find that the whole affair was a Mere Brutus Fulmer the result of some Good Many a Over he Sty Zeal to get a hit at an ecclesiastical the references Are framed with a strict regard to the original scriptures is. Principle the value of which will be apparent to every student but a fact that must be kept in Nind in any. Article of criticism disregard of it has led the writer in the witness astray on Points at variance with the opinion of Correct and competent scholars. We remain sir your obedient servants. Cowan amp a go d. Nichol. For the presbyterian Bailer and Adro Cata. Acknowledgement. 7 Carmichaels Jan. 16, 1857. Rev. A. Kik Kkt the if in the View of the divine redeemer a kind office done to himself by Mary of Bethany was worthy of permanent record As a memorial of her affectionate Devotion to him and if in the judgment of the apostle of the gentiles the ministering a of the Philippian to Hureh seasonably to his temporal necessities was worthy of honorable mention in the epistle addressed to them the undersigned through the medium of your columns May be a allowed to invention a recent very seasonable gift of about a ninety dollars from the people of his charge. This he does merely As expressive of his gratitude to them and to the great giver of every Good and perfect gift. Such instances of kindness not Only evince a generous Peoples appreciation of the religion of Christ but in the apostles View Are an odor of a Sweet smell a sacrifice acceptable Well pleasing to . the fre byte taa Banner aos adv eat. A a a humid Asborg Jan. 15,1867. . Kyj Usry a a series of religious exercises extending Over a week has just closed in a a a year former pastoral charge. We think do i idea Good has resulted not Only to some who have not professed Christ but More especially Ara nost the people of god in reviving their graces mid them to More devoted Ness and India try in Christ s work. Certainly if the gospel As a reached during this week a a be hid it in hid to sift re was most in idly and uhf buy preached. The pastor was aided by we flyby a a a pm Angl less it and Elliott and w a a peril a. D., of ?i0te< preached eight a a. And impressive sermons to us earnestness and affection of manner Lii at. Ipin a t and tenderly remembered. 7,7 8-svpper.wasi administered of Sab a an addition to the communion of six. A handsome collection for the Board of Force a missions was made and on monday the of the female missionary society celebrate. Or. Happer delivering an address. It is a Der to me and to Many How on foreign Misi Narles without opportunities of cultivating the Art and practice of preaching and who mostly or out at so Early a period of their ministry so soil become effective preachers in their own language to Home congregations. Busied for years in the study of foreign language preaching mostly in a foreign language and rarely in their own and then to Small gatherings of people it would he unreasonable to expect much readiness and impressiveness of elocution and yet with a very few months practice most of them can hold their place beside our Best preachers. Why is it 1 it is because their whole heart is in the work and earnestness in the work controls and stimulates All their Powers. Let Home preachers take a hint and learn a lesson from this. Brother Happer gave a lecture on China and the chinese the evening before i departure at the request of a number of our citizens and it was truly a treat for an hour and a half of held a Large audience in fixed and unflagging a Tention and whilst As a literary political and statistical discourse it abounded with interest and information it was a telling argument for Christian missions. It elicited a spontaneous vote of thanks from the auditory and in addition two resolutions unanimously passed expressive in of increased interest in China As a Field of Chris Tian Enterprise and 2d, of Dha probation of the iniquitous Conti hand opium Trade As carried on by nominally Christian nations and in violation of the Laws of China. It is our opinion that British philanthropists can with a bad Grace talk of our curse whilst they make no resistance to that dreadful iniquity the East India opium Trade. A Ems. Ecclesiastical. Rev. H. H. Welles Post office address is changed fro Ringston to fort furl la a. Or. G. W. Merchun licentiate of Allegheny presbytery has received Ana accepted Calls front the United churches of Glade run and Concord presbytery of Saltsburg. His Post office is Dayton. A. Or. James Sinclair and or. Peter veeder members of the senior class m the Western Theo Lottreal Seminary were licensed by the presbytery of Ohio at its late meeting. Or. I. N. Mckinney licentiate of the in a Butery of East Alabama has been Reee ired by the presbytery of Ohio and w accepted a Call to m Utu re a Church. His ordination is to take place at the stated meeting of presbytery to april. Rev. C. B. King s address is savant a a Rev. David Bagilt who hr.? served tie Union Church Philadelphia fur s. Ii Quot time was installed on the 13th inst. Rev. George c Hickman of port by b n. Y., has removed to Pottage n. Wisconsin to take charge of the chuch there. Eastern correspondence new York Jan. 17, Iho or. Of editor a the n a a it a Han association in this Eliy. Hate i some stirring meetings lately Ano us is Are still in Prospect. A series of lotions embodying. Essentially the is held by the Republican party in Fie late election were. Sometime since eur diced and though opposed by Many of Twa Blest and Wisest of the members Smie of whom concur in the sentiments they express the Effort to Lay them on the t=.l�c was unsuccessful. There was a spirited debate on the occasion but the friends of the resolutions a prevailed and next week is a pointed for their discussion. Some apprehension is Felt lest the subject of content2 thus introduced should not Only distract lie Harmony but destroy the usefulness of it association. The impropriety of this movement is so obvious that the eyes of some its advocates May be opened if their be a not moderated previous to the Dis emf in. As a society for Mutual improvement and embracing men of different political panes As Well As of different religious opinions it cannot be Wise to Foree on a contest which can hardly fail to result in strife and Aetna Tion. Though slavery be a a the sum of All Villanis a does it come within the province of the association to pronounce its condemnation ? cannot its members mat mail a Good conscience without committing it to the views of one or another of the prevailing political parties w by not allow it to legitimate ends in peace and free if possible from that spirit of partisanship which is so baneful in its tendency though so Rife in our country ?. Surely there ought to be some relations of of society which it cannot disturb. But if it has Alt Ivy separated churches it will not be surprising if it should Divide this society. Its practical effects have been already Felt in excluding one of the daily papers from the Reading room on the ground of its immorality really no doubt on account of it political sentiments. If it is to sit in judgment on the press and to banish All papa is which Are obnoxious to any of its members probably few of any description will be left for their perusal. Certainly in the View at Many the paper excluded is far less Imuta or objectionable than others which have not been assailed. The directors indeed ordered it be restored but its Mere exclusion and the Pertinacity with which this step was defended shows the hold White party spirit has upon some of its member.-, and augurs unfavourably for its future l in question suggests itself whether after All these associations Are called for a the exigencies of society or As fruitful 1-Good As they Are liable to evil the re Gigious instruction and social Elevation the Young men of our cities Are most if sizable objects. Rut can they not be sgt effectually secured through existing inst to a tons a through these associations ? the rapid and general formation throng the country seems to imply their Necess quo but novelties Are Quot always taking and it a just be wonderful if they should decline rapidly As they have is a Tea Deney to multiply societies for every Vii Etc of object while they sometimes conflict wit1 each other or Are so nearly Allied in Tel Aims As to be needlessly numerous uus is pensive. They sometimes too assume the inefficiency of the Church of Christ to accomplish the same ends if they Flo not absolutely ignore its to apply these remarks to Young menus a Hyastian. Associations without a View of disparaging their useful nos rather in the Way of inquiry would nor to same time Energy and Money expm-i-11 upon them yield More pleasing and pet nent results if employed in existing in Lions ? every City for example has film Ries and societies which would Fiw-1-Young men with equal generally with fun Perior literary advantages to any they of enjoy through their Agency while several churches Are capable of their social and religions wants As est ctr i without As with their assistance. And t objection to them is that they in a mean ignore these churches and cripple energies by withdrawing from them and influence which might be More part la a. Bly expended through Timeir Agency Church of Christ is not Only a divine Stit ution and therefore imperative w claims upon a but it is susceptible

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