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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner and Advocate (Newspaper) - June 13, 1857, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaPresbyterian m #3 a a re and it nne i vol. Who. 38. I Tarima advocate vol. Xix to. 33. Mckinney editor and proprietor. La in Advance. One thing is needful publication office Gazette building fifth twi Vii for the week ending a 4 Sis i �1> amp of it . 1 a a original i am weary. A Veary of the Earth Joys Are Little Worth can never fill the mind i broken spirit bind. In dreary of the eares i thoughts and anxious fears invade my troubled breast my peace and break my rest teary of the pains mortal Frame sustains i and strength How Sweet they Are i All 1 these comforts share iary of my sin i turn my eyes within i Folly Sall i see Tel or be this with me 1 a be arvo let me go the living pastures grow be within that heavenly borne of sorrows never Home. Ire false deceitful friends i their Friendship never ends Fiur bid my spirit come Geary take me Home. Clah Bema. I Fri by Eriath Banner anti advocate. Fant 3. Preceding nos. We have shown baptism of infants dates from the 1 age. Let us now see if it was loved by the practice of the Apos selves. This we doubt not can be appear from the record of their and sayings from the instructions lived from the Saviour and from fact comprehension of the essential of the Church of god under All a ions. Family baptisms. Bings of these holy men Are re Seifly in the a a acts of the apostles a i red Book gives us a Brief history Burch from a. D. 33 to a. D. 68. Rose thirty years Many thousands j s must have submitted to baptism Many of these Are named or unspecified in the acts of the a there Are the ethiopian eunuch Agus Saul of Tarsus. Cornelius the Jailer of Philippi six. To nay add Crispus of Corinth for historian tells is that a Lori spas ruler of the synagogue believed to with All his House and Many Jurin thins hearing believed and sized a arts xviii 8 it seems Allied in this passage that Wrispus relieving family As Well As the corinthians a submitted to the holy Here then we have just seven i named or specified in the arts Ostler As having received baptism by Many of these seven oases Are hat the whole family was baptized i head in no less than four a to that of Cornelias Lydia the do Wrispus. What Means this ? of the seven Only individuals specified in the record of baptisms i whole families admitted to it that did the stored writer mean to pair average of these occurrences ? Lian will deny it. The spirit of no doubt intended to make a prestion on our minds by a Wise of facts. Pour out of seven then Aken As about the proportion of hich baptisms of whole families now How Many individuals Are he acts of the apostles As con Pristia nity ? i have lying before a just forty eight persons. Sup Quot Ese to have been baptized the f four in every seven will give m baptisms of entire families Heads. And if the apostles Many As twelve thousand adults i thirty years the same proper be near seven thousand family bib resemble the doings of our Sathren ? have their missionaries Ben or to our Frontier settlements a cited any thing like a counterpart of the apostles during the f that the Baptist Church has sex Arth have they Ever produced a i seven converts whose baptism a a Bially related and four of the a sized with their whole families How often do they baptize a whole a with its head in one ease in i a Hundred ? in a thousand ? no Low often they May have immersed a family taking the several members a different successive periods such. B not in Point. It however to amp to there have been in which they have baptized a ily at one time and Bach events j do occur Are very Apt to be Trota Maine to Georgia As Bignal yet in most of these oases it in inquiry that the family con Only two or three and those per persons. Not so in the primitive apostles baptized Large households sessions a fall his House a a Gaz see and a the and All his a inti hat the families to which they Are were of considerable size. Rarely a use such language with reference toe or two children without some Jing word As a fall his Little family apostolic Bule of baptism another View of this subject. We id that four out of the seven Bap above specified were baptisms of Ilies. But we must not Overlook that two of the seven Saul and Pian eunuch were without Famias to a third Simon magus we ild that he had any. This much that every one of the seven who led As having a family has that family baptized. This is another and big firant fact leading to this conclusion that so far As the goes whenever the apostles adminis ii Tim to the head of a family they d his whole family to that Ordi does this look like a Baptist Church ? imagine a More perfect contrast to form pro time of All Baptist minis Universal prevalence of infant baptism in primitive Ages. Origen was not mistaken in saying that the Church had received a tradition from the apostles to baptize infants. The uniform practice of those inspired men together with their verbal instructions authorized the christians of those Ages to administer the ordinance to Little children. And hence there was no opposition from any Quarter to a usage which was Well understood to be derived from the apostles unnatural Assumption of the baptists. Pressed with the difficulties of their scheme our opponents resort to the bold Assumption that the four baptized families consisted exclusively of adult believers. As though it were credible that in four Ordinary Good sized household there should not be a single child too Young to be baptized on his own profession of Faith now i have never Beard of the Baptist Brethren Ever admitting to baptism children under the age of nine or ten years and admissions even at that tender age Are regarded by them As extraordinary and of very questionable propriety. And will they assume that there Are none below that age in four Ordinary families respectable for numbers ? let any one a take an account of eight twelve or sixteen of the nearest families in his neighbourhood omitting those which have fewer than four or five members besides the head and he will find that in every four such families there will be on an average six or seven children quite too Young to be received into the Church on profession. Of the four baptized families., above specified that of crisps is describe Das Consin Ting wholly of believers. In that respect it stands alone am jog All the households baptized by the apostles. Our Baptist friends indeed claim for the family of the Jailer that they too were All believing adults because we read that a the believed in god with All his House a arts Xvi 34. And it is True that our de wish version seems to that idea though that could not a a for a it More can now readily account for the convey _ have been intended by. The translators it is not in the original. They doubtless meant the words believing in god to. Be understood As though included in a parenthesis thus a and rejoiced believing in god with All his Bouse.�?�, the words of the original Are Kai Manoiki Pepi Stukos to Keo. Literally a a and. Rejoiced with All his House he lived in god a or a a having believed in god he rejoiced with All his Bouse,.,�?�, this so far As i know is not disputed. By any respectable Baptist writer. Our opponents however allege that since the jailers family rejoiced with him they must All have been adults. But if so then the Little children who rejoiced a inthe item tvs pie crying Hosanna to the son of David must have been adults too though described by our lord As a babes and Suo Klings a we learn from 2, chronicles Xxxi 14�?16, that children of a three years old and upwards a entered into the House of the lord and ate of the free will offerings with their parents. And in Dent Xiv 26, is this injunction upon the parents a and. Thou Shalt eat there before the lord thy god and thou Shalt rejoice thou and thine household ? so also in chapter Xii .7, parents and households Are commanded to eat before the lord and rejoice together Here children of a a three years old a Are a represented As rejoicing a a before the lord with their parents which is rather to than is affirmed of the jailers futile is the argument that the jailers family consisted of adult because a the apostles spake the word a a to All that were in his for that is the very language usually adopted when any one addresses congregation. We say a a he exhorted the whole Assembly a a the spoke to All in the a no rational Man infers from such expressions that there Are no Little children present in the congregation. In Josh Viii 35, we learn that a there was not a word of All that Moses commanded which Joshua read not before All the congregation of Israel with the women and the Little among these Little ones there must have been thousands who understood. Not a word of what was read. The family of Cornelius. That a part of the Assembly convened at the House of Cornelius were adults we readily admit. Bat our opponents contend that Ali Bis family were of that class be it cause we read that he was a a one that feared god with his House.�?acts x 2. But that is no More than maybe affirmed of any household distinguished for piety though it May co Tara infants. It is usual in such say a it is a god fearing family a a they Are a very religious nor. Indeed can it he denied that children of two or three years old under propel training do commonly become impressed with a salutary fear of god. When Jos Raj a was for me and my House we Wil serve the lord a we do not conclude tha Lis family was composed exclusively o adults because no others Are capable o serving the lord neither when we Art told that a fall they that dwelt in Lydda and Saron turned to the lord a do we argue that these cities were without Infanta because infants cannot turn to the. Lord acts in 35.nor can it Avail our opponents that a the holy ghost fell on All them that heard that in the House of Cornelius. For the same thing Mayi be True of any when there is a a remarkable out pouring o the spirit. In such oases How often is i said a the spirit descended upon the who Assembly a a the whole audience was deeply moved Quot those who use this language never mean to be understood As denying tha Little children were present. Children of three or four years old May to some extent share the emotions of a worshipping Assembly though two Young to make a pub lie profession of religion. That Corneliu had called together a a his Kinsmen and net friends a and that these were a part of the Assembly on whom the spirit descended ii Plain enough. It is equally Plain that be had a family of his own As i shall How in another place. A the family of Lydia. It is next argued that the family a i Lydia were All adult believers because the i apostles when re Imasd from prison a Sentei i de into her House a and when they had been the. Brethren them and Depaiva. wonderful logic the apostles saw Brethren at the House of Lydia therefore All Lydia a family were believing adults is it possible that pan and Silas and Luke and Timothy were a Many Days in Philippi and that Lydia a family besides the Jailer were the Odly converts made during their stay ? what Are we to think of a system that requires so absurd a supposition to support it ? look at Paul a epistle to the philippians written at Rome. There it will be seen that that Church was from the first a flourishing one. Paul and Silas were about to leave the City and nothing was More natural than to hold a Farewell meeting at the residence of the hospitable Lydia where Luke and Timothy had still remained. Here the two former delivered their parting exhortations in which they sought to Comfort and strengthen the new converts and to commend them to god and the word of his Grace. Lake with his accustomed accuracy designates Lydia As the Only believer in the family a a whose heart a says he a a the lord opened that she attended unto the things which were spoken of not one word does he say about her family till he tells us that a she was baptized and her household the same caution is apparent in his account of her kind invitation to. The apostles she desired those holy men to whom under god she owed he conversion to Bhare her hospitality and would naturally urge every proper consideration adapted to persuade them. If she could have said a we ate All believers therefore Home in and abide with us a that is the very plea she would have urged instead of this she says a if be have judged me to be faithful Home into my House and abide a Model missionary report. St. Luke a account of the first planting of the Christian Church May be regarded As an inspired missionary report. In that report he mentions the baptism of four whole families. Of one of those families he relates As an interesting fact that they were All believers. Of the other does not say this nor does he Tell us any thing from which we can fairly draw such an inference. But he does Tell us that they were All baptized. How far do reports of Baptist missionaries agree with that of the inspired Luke if a at Atoy time they have the extraordinary Good Fortune to baptize a whole family at once do they Ever fail to mention expressly that the Dye were All believers we need no More convincing proofs that the apostles were Dot Baptist missionaries. 1 an objection answered i Bat Why a say our opponents a did not the inspired writer Tell us m so Many words that the apostles baptized infants a i answer had i he Dono so our Good a Brethren would have exclaimed a a 0 yes metaphor Sal infants 1 babes in Christ but still be Lieving adults 1�?� this is exactly what they do say when we press them with arguments drawn from Christ a language and conduct toward Little Bildren. The sacred writer foreseeing that All such language would be the subject of Cavil chose a different method of conveying the truth and one. Less liable to mis construction in Bis thirty years history of the Church he mentions just seven individual baptisms. Of these seven four were Heads of considerable families and each one of the four i tells us was baptized with All his family. Nor can we find in the record an account of one believing head of a family who was himself baptized unaccompanied with the express notice of the baptism of his whole household. In this manner the inspired writer has communicated to us the belief and practice of the apostles in terms stronger and More unequivocal than if he had. Said m so Many words the apostles baptized infants. L. N. D. Narrative of the state of religion in the presbyterian Church in the United states. The general Assembly of the presbyterian Church in the United states met. In Lexington Kentucky to a All under its care and supervision greeting. Of the one Hundred and fifty presbyteries in organic connexion with this general Assembly and entitled to representation in its councils one Hundred and ten have furnished accounts More or less fall and specific of the Progress of their work during the year closing with their Spring meeting and of the prospects with which they enter upon another year of labor for god and humanity. These reports Nave been submitted to careful examination and the aggregated results Are hereby sent Back along the line of the widening Battle Field. The pulsations of spiritual life Are Here Felt flowing in from All Parte of this wide land and from Distant continents. Nationalities and races widely diverse Are Here represented and the. Strong sympathies of a common Faith and love and destiny flow out from Here along All the avenues of spiritual life bearing vigor and growth and health to the most Remote extremities this that we add ebb to you therefore is not an empty form nor a Graceful customary ceremony but a deliberate utterance of the High court of Jesus Christ met and bearing Rule and taking oversight in his name. It is intended to carry Down to All the extremities the consciousness of the Unity of that life of the spirit of which the outward Unity embodied in this general Assembly is the visible Symbol. With singular uniformity the opening tones of the official statements from the presbyteries Are of cheer and thanksgiving and in most of the oases of exception it has been found on examination that the difference was rather m the order of presentation than in fact. And the discouragements and obstacles to the work were found to be. Rather the work to be done than that which rendered it impossible to do faithfully the proper work of the Church they Are not so much evils in the Church and her organic Workings As evils without the Church which she is set to Wrentie with. 1 a 1. In a Church covering so vast a Field of operations it cannot he expected that every part and subordinate organization will be alike prosperous no a More than we can expect every company and regiment of a vast army to escape loss in a Campaign with pitched Battles and skirmishes and sieges constantly going on. The fortunes of the Church would be. Naturally expected to vary from Massachusetts and the Atlan a tie states the great sweep of the Cen trial Valley and the the shores of the pacify by Mission colonies and America and Asia. Itt a. Phases in passing North through the vast Matte the Emigrant wagons Cabins and growing Oil Mexico and the wastes surprising uniformity c All these varying Fields of Earnest labor and Resistless Advance she1 does the same life Perva _ this wide spread bal that tit same lord directs the Makuh the Power. It must be the Ltd jefceftwfc1 that Muster eth the goeth Forth with them. 2. The special an Staples most generally a pointed Are the increasing use of intoxicating drinks the spirit of speculation extending from the world to the Churchy and the want of vigorous spiritual life the Church manifesting itself in the various forms of worldliness and neglect of fifty. To these Are added in some cases want of numbers both in members and labourers. Inte Peram e is reprise Ted to be on the increase in Many and of Distant portions of the country but rat Jar outside of than within the Church and Herefo re is a form of evil for the Church st address itself to Abate. The eager haste flu be Rich is a widespread and in it Reasing Vil but the Church is set to teach men the Hie use of wealth As of poverty. And tbsp is another form of evil to which she Musa address herself in Earnest work the want of deep Earnest piety is an evil within her own bosom which can Only be removed by the spirit of Promise. If this great want be mad Lap All the rest will be maae up Ini their time. The ministry will be More numerous and better and More justly supported churches will be strengthened houses of a worship will be supplied and the school House and the College will be found where they Are needed and the Means of sustaining the aggressive and missionary operations of the whole Church will be supplied in streams of consecrated alms. A 3. Of the one Hundred and ten presbyteries from which accounts have been received and examined those from ninety five Are on the whole encouraging and most of them decidedly so of the fourteen others it May be said that they Are in regions of Peculiar difficulty they Are such As missionary presbyterians expected often to furnish while yet the churches Are few and feeble and the ministers widely Dis Persed. The facts which Are furnished As warranting this cheering and thankful tone and Are evidences of Advance and. Prosperity Are such As these. A increasing numbers and 4r�gi�1ar attendance on the ministrations of the gospel. B increasing attendance of month non the instructions of Sabbath schools it and Bible classes c Harmony and peace prevailing among churches and congregations and in Many cases the Healing of old divisions and the making up of d increasing efforts to Seonrye suitable houses of worship to build parsonage to afford a More competent and it just support to ministers not As Charity but of love and of right. A efforts in behalf of the people of Ocolor in the portion of the country where they live in a subordinate condition and also in behalf of the such and. Other foreign emigrants. / the increasing attention to the matter of giving to the work of god As a matter of principle and uniform duty of increasing attention to the whole matter of education it in All its departments. I in additions to the communion of the churches by. Profession of Faith in the lord Jesus and in revivals of religion of. A More or less gentle or extended character some among the peo pie of Ocolor some among our infant German churches and some in our own institutions of learning of various grades. Some of these the presbyteries do not venture to Call by the name of revivals but still they were very delightful visitations it of gods holy spirit converting sinners and fusing together the hearts of gods children in Joy and Loje. Of these seasons the presbytery of Louisville mentions several giving no numbers of Concord some of Newton some of child Cote one of Knoxville 1�?j third Tom fax my he lamp a we amp of one of Ohio some through these directed to the varied objects embraced in extending his kingdom. Let All your alms and offerings be in this spirit of worship and let the measure of your liberality be the measure of your love to Christ and to the souls he loves. In this Way the spiritual life of the Church is made a Power among men for their salvation the Saviour through his Loving Church going Forth conquering and to conquer. 5. Let us then address an Earnest and faithful word to you in closing this communication. It is Manifest that the measure of Blessing and Success granted you is in a High sense the measure of increased obligation for the work in the time to come. There is much increase of Power for the work of the lord and that Power is itself from him. Arise then Brethren and gird yourselves with new alacrity in his name and strength to the conflict in which he leads. Employ with increasing Energy and constancy and prayer All the old Means of aggression. Let. Those who Are ready to faint in weakness because they Are few feel that they belong to the one great band and labor in their appointed lot As in the strength of the whole and let those whom god hath blessed not Stop to rejoice Over their victories but be humbled that they have done so Little when there was so much to be done and the whole land Lay before them. Remember the words of the lord Jesus Christ As he sent Forth his infant Church upon her work As thou Hast sent me into the world even so have 1 also sent them into the world. The Mission of his Church and his children m the world is the same in kind with his own As he was sent Forth As the great teacher of the truth As the great Healing worker among men and As the self sacrificing sufferer so she must Wear herself out in teaching men the Given words of god in Healing the diseases and soothing the sorrows of humanity and m giving her own blood As a living sacrifice for the redemption of the a world a a a he Payet Haest that Loveth jest work for god giving for Chest and his Bervie must attend prayer or it is accounted a vain oblation. Let the. March of this Church henceforth. Be the Extension of that life of Jeub Chest upon the Earth which was fitly inaugurated by the song of the Angels on the Plains of Bethlehem a a glory to god in the highest on Earth peace Good will toward Menand which in the same spot was closed amidst the darkness and the agonies of the crucifixion let it be the path to Trumph and glory. G. Van Rensselaer Moderator. From our London correspondent. May meetings continued the Church and Wesleyan missionary societies or. On Hen in Ger Many the sunday school Union the Queen s speech and the Neve parliament the grand Duke Constantine the Czar and the Bible society anniversary of the latter the Bishop of London s speech his attitude toward the trac Lanansa their alarm and anger the Union newspaper and its designs probable dts up Feon. And tie causes convocation and the Bishop of Oxford a struggle of Church parties a the evangelical alliances the King of Prus Eia and religious Liberty postscript. London May 15, 1857. Another week of the a a May meetings a a has passed away and one has began to ran its coarse. Those of the past week have been. Generally of a highly interesting character. The Church missionary society held its fifty eighth anniversary and reported a Revenue for the year of �123,174. Besides this a in endow the society had made the magnificent donation of �10,000, besides Money m the funds amounting to �1,000 per annul for the Extension of the missionary work. The Bible is now for the first time translated into the language of new zealand. The society has How 131 stations 218 clergymen 38 european laymen 1 european female teachers be sides missionaries wives and 1,872 native born catechist and teachers of All. Classes. Number of Tommu mounts a 18,724. The Bishop of London was the first a speaker on behalf of this great evangelical society and was received with extraordinary enthusiasm. Amid All the excitement he keeps Calm and Speaks with. Clearness and deb ration. He appealed to a a the ministry at Home a to Send Forth from their ranks missionaries to the Heathen. It is a Gratifying fact that both the English universities Are furnishing volunteers for the Noble Enterprise the Bishop of Virtona or. Smith dwelt on China avowed his conviction. Of the inevitable nature of the struggle at Canton expressed his fears of a great mortality among our troops in that climate and deprecated most earnestly the idea of France and England interfering on behalf of the old tartar dynasty which was falling before an insurrectionary party which with great faults and errors Are enemies to idolatry Ini every form. He also expressed his suspicions that the instigating canse of the French sending ships and troops to China was to protect and abet the Jesuit propaganda As at Tahiti. A a the revolutionists at the breaking out of the xae pm rebellion had confounded roman Catholic image with those of Hudda a very naturally and in their having mutilated and destroyed them a the saw sufficient to account for the hostility of the French roman Catholic missionaries against the. the Wesleyan missionary society which has its agents in almost every part of the world reports As follows Central stations 458 chapels and preaching places,-3,624 ministers &o., .632 other paid 886 unpaid agents ,9,833 full of Sangamon one of West Lexington four of Zanesville most of its churches of Beaver one of Montgomery four affecting in some measure the people of color of Indianapolis some of Dubuque some among the Ger mans of Carlisle six Ori seven of1 Huntingdon two of Marion some of Richland two of new Brunswick some of White water five of Georgia a one of Allegheny City. One of. Maury i four of Redstone four of North River j two of Lake two of Washington seven of Hocking some Philadelphia Bome in Burlington one in Lexington five a Passaic one in st. Louis three in Indiana a general one resulting in one Hundred and thirty three additions to the communion of the Church in Miami some a almost revivals m Charleston two extending in one Oase among the coloured people and briging about sixty to the profession of Christ m Transylvania eight in Albany some m Newcastle above three a Andrei. Added on profession of their Faith in West Hanover some of Steubenville two Ebenezer several and of no go in China constant evidences of the presence of god s spirit. Besides these some of the Presby Tenes report additions in encouraging numbers to nearly or quite All their churches. I another Token of favor of god during the of Lomg year is Rathe preservation of life among ministers and people and especially Freedom from the visitations of pestilence and deadly epidemics. The whole year then May justly be regarded As one of More than usual and general Progress and that of such a nature As to involve enlarged preparation for the work of the future. _ 4. It is proper to add in this connexion that those departments of the general aggressive work of the Church which Are managed by the general Assembly through agents of its own appointment have All been signally favored by god during the year now closed not Only Are the operations of All these departments enlarged and w their work prosperous but the True Priboi Church members 11,628 it Sofij trial for Ples on which they Are to be earned on and i membership4,8871 scholars92,619 his views much More extreme than Many of Bis Brethren Here would approve. The sunday school Union anniversary is always crowded to excess mainly by eachers and their friends. The new depository in the old Bailey the laying of the foundation Stone of which i noticed ome time since has been opened and the tales of the depository have been daring a he year upwards of �12,000. The result f the canvass of London had been that Nore than 120,000 houses had been visited b which were of children 240,186. Of hese 123,794 attended sunday schools. The numbers promised to be sent were 34,- 01 those actually sent 13,345 or a proportion of 385 per event. Turning away for a Little to other topics at me state that parliament has been a formally opened by a Queens speech a delivered by commission there Are promises of legislation on the subject of Testa a a Centary and matrimonial divorce matters repealing or altering obnoxious ecclesiastical Laws. Nothing was said in the speech about electoral Reform Bat in the speeches it a the address lord Palmerston gave what was considered and accepted by or. Roebuck a pledge to bring a Bill for the Extension of the popular franchise next grand Duke Constantine is still in Paris where he is no favorite but now a Bat the Queen has recovered will soon visit England no doubt he will be politely received and every thing which he May desire to inspect Wiir be thrown open to his keen Eye either in the military or naval departments. While the russian railway loan is a Complete failure on the London Stock Exchange and while he has been sneering at the French for allowing England to use them As a cats Paw As allies in the chinese quarrel for a a pulling the chestnuts out of the fire a a still England will. Without bitterness or apprehension receive t on her shores the Man who represents the old muscovite spirit of aggression and Conquest i it Bong nowe to sir Robert Peel 1 believe has been de sired to resign his Post As one of the lords of the admiralty As he did last week As a kind of amende to Russia for his rash and foolish speech or lecture last Winter in. Which he abused the privileges of Hospital Ity by turning men and things in tha coun try into a Dion be. The grand Duke is re sorted to have said that As Long As sir Ibert was in office he could not and would not come to England for my part i think he had a right to complain and that a a sir Robert is justly set aside. Referring to the emperor of Russia it is pleasing to find him throwing open his dominions to the circulation of the holy scriptures Large cases of books on which the duty amounted to More than �400,-were allowed to enter Odessa duty free. This leads me to notice the Burrish and foreign Bible society whose anniversary was held last week. It was a Noble meeting to look upon. The. Report was truly a cheering the Revenue for the year from All sources amounted to upwards of �137,000. The circulation for the year has been 1517,858, and from the commencement 32,381,759. Assistance has been Given to other societies in the circulation of Twenty three millions More so that the orc nation by Means of these combined societies amounts to upward of fifty two Milius of the holy scriptures in whole or in part it is not too much to say that by the translation printing and i circulation of the Bible in England America and All parts of the world within the present Century the records of inspired truth have been rendered accessible to about six Hundred millions of the human family. Would to god that All these really possessed understood and received in its Power the grand verities which the Book Contaras the society has nine accredited agents abroad in Turkey pans Malta and Vireece Switzerland and Northern Italy in Berlin rhenish Prussia and North and South Germany and in new Granada and the brazils. It has seven agents constantly and actively engaged in different parts of England. Lord shafts Niy presided Over a meeting vast and varied in its character. Here was an american Bishop from Kentucky Here were Continental protestants astonished and delighted Here too were the elite of the Church of England clergy and laity with the Bishops of London and car Lisle As Well As very Many of the ministers and members of nonconformist churches. Here too were seen the friends the Bible society being very dear to that body and one in which they feel Treyoan consistently engage. The Bishop of London gave a Fine tone to the meeting by a speech most genial affectionate and Catholic in its spirit. In reference to trac arianism the Bishop of London has taken a decided attitude in two senses of the word. First in common with other e evangelical Bishops gang in his adhesion to these great societies the essential element of which is evangelical protestantism the teaching and preaching of the troth the recognized Means of the salvation of thus Priesthood is abjured and sacraments Are kept in their proper place and secondly or. Tait has acted vigorously in reference to st. Barnabas and other snob Semi popish thu roses and their ornaments. The Union a new Organ of the advanced tract Anas learns with a considerable Surprise a that the / Bishop has forbidden ony a Ross being erected at st. Barnabas a either on the altar or else where refuses to permit the retention of. The super altar a a and claims a in direct Eon i tar Tiff gent Ajaj til ill in us Uuie a Hirlund Quot net submit to be coerced in an arbitrary a illegal one writer advises that when wooden or Stone crosses most be taken town a there should be painted a Large red 7-Ross, on the East Wall. But the inexorable by faithful Bishop a a has a says the English Churchman a ordered the removal of a a a Large Cross which had been recently painted the East Wall of a licensed a Bravo or. Tait a cries every True hearted protestant in the land. Had poor or. Blomfield who had two faces on in he West end strictly tra Terian and Mother in evangelical Islington decidedly protestant had that sex Bishop now on verge of the grave been As decided if Een or Twenty years ago what incalculable mischief might have been prevented referring to the possible disruption of a he Church of England it certainly look somewhat More feasible than i Ever Conraid tired it before. Not that the evangelicals have any desire to become a a free Church of Why they Are All Era asians if Only the state will continue to smile on them. They Are now jubilant exceedingly by reason of the recent ecclesiastical appoint stents and will hold All the More closely to a heir hearts the Church of England.1 but there Are powerful influences at work which May Ere Long drive Oto or else win Over. To Rome a considerable portion of the trac tax an clergy and laity. The first is the increasing fraternization with dissenters by the evangelicals and the a no Quarter which at United meetings such As those of Exeter Hall the Low Church Bishops and 1 clergy give to the tract nans with what disgust must the latter hear of the Bishop of Rupert a land at the Bible meeting talking about a this presbyterian brother a he. Rev. Or. Black a in that country or a his Sermon for the tract society speaking of a masters of assemblies a pub Hoty naming dissenting and Church writers with equal Honor and some of a the former As James of Birmingham still living i Yandry than Fla Bishop of Carlisle in his Aan of a Sermon for the Church missionary Soof Efcy denounce rag Rith vehemence the idea that none Bat episcopal by ordained men were to go Forth to the Heathen world 1 All this and ranch More constitute a Temble scandal and stumbling Brock to the Anglo Catholic party secondly the Union newspaper is a remarkable sign of the times in itself. The tract nans had As organs the English Churchman and the guardian but these were too tame and timid and so out comes t new paper the Union whose very name indicates its. Bold design to unite with Rome not expressly indeed for while it advocates really All Romish do Cannes and Calls it Only a Catholic a and All or nearly All Romish practices yet it goes on the principle that Rome must Home half Way to meet their a a Catholic Brethren the Dublin review and Tablet both Admire the orthodoxy of the teaching and exalt in the inevitable tendency of these advanced a Church principles a but they laugh to scorn any idea it of her who is a a Semper a demo. Abating one Jot or Tittle of her claims. Convocation is now sitting. The Bishop of Oxford who had exercised the whip most severely in the matter of the election of proctors in his diocese eighty \ clergymen having gone away without voting under his watchful Eye he the Canning and Jesuit Cal Bishop above All his Fellows a opens on the first Day of convocation with a plausible speech to the intent that while convocation could not without the consent of the Crown give Validity to new canons yet it would make such canons if necessary and thus greatly Benefit the a Church. The archbishop of. Canterbury was wheeled not to dismiss the convocation but to allow it to disc ass and determine and or. Sumner assented accordingly. The Bishop of London coming in Lata to the sitting objected to the prolongation of the discussions and deliberations but was overruled. Previous to the assembling of the Congo a cations in London and elsewhere there had been fair stand up fights Between Eyang ii cals and High churchmen on the ground of election of representative proctors. The issues were various. In the London convocation the Prolo Outor or. Elliot Dean of Bristol is an uncompromising protestant. V Trad motion judgment a of a jew abet a of peace arrived. The evangelical Alliance held a pleasing breakfast meeting last week at freemasons Hall at which i was present sir c. E. Eardley baronet in the chair. The intended meeting of the evangelical Alliance in Berlin in september next was the special subject of consideration. The draft of an address to the King of Prussia was read and approved of thanking him for his kind invitation. There seems Little doubt but that the Alliance will meet at Berlin and that the King will give them a warm Welcome. But the Kirche tag or Church Union meeting has been fixed nearly about the same time some say purposely and thus Many evangelical German ministers will he kept away. Besides the High Church lutheran party the Stahls Hengstenberg &o., will do All they Oan to obstruct and it is to he seen whether Freedom of speech and discussion especially on the question of religions Liberty will Betel. Era Tad at Berlin any More than it was at pans ra.1855. No real religious Liberta exist throughout protestant Germany. Thu in a fact indisputable ask it is painful and disgraceful. J. W. It pm 8 �?1 must Reserve Lothey a a a May meeting notices till my Nettl mob am me Rahji oni a the persian Golf was captured r bythe British before the news of the treat of

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