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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner and Advocate (Newspaper) - March 7, 1857, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaA Aby Terlan Banner Vola a so. A. I barter la or mate vol. Xix to. 19. J one thing is needful a a a one thing have i desired of the lord a a this one thing i whole no. 333 amp acid Mckinney editor and proprietor. A jul. A .�?.=��., a publication office Gazette building fifth a Greet above Smithfield Pittsburgh a. Philadelphia 27 South tenth Street below Chestnut Advance. For the week ending saturday March 7,1857. By mail or at the office tl.50 per tear t Denvered in the City 1.75 a a a a a aspect tvs original Praise for redemption. The lord of life and Light stooped from his glory Bright Angels beheld the sight with wonder gaze Louring his throne on High he Laid his glory by for sinful Worms to die 0, sing his Praise 1 behold while hellish foes his glorious work oppose he All their malice knows confounds their rage Breaks every vain design while truth and Meroy Shine a a with radiance All divine from age to age. The mighty work is done the regal sceptre won a the great incarnate son 1 ascended High still pleads for us above with interceding love. Till we from hence remove no More to die. Lift up the heart and voice Angels and saints rejoice and make a Joyful Noibe a of sounding Praise to him who rules on High in Light and majesty a to All eternity his honors raise. Briary 1857. Y. E. For the presbyterian Banner and advocate. Lev. Or. Buchanan and the vestiges the lovers of truth and christianity have a led already with Delight the appearance that part of the original work of or Chanan lately issued from the american under the title of modern atheism. A prestige of the authors name his act jowl edged ability and learning and the ets that he is the successor of Chalmers in a chair of theology and one of the most jealous leaders of the free Church will Sere for his work in this country an Abun it and successful circulation. That the 0k will be Well read and do Good exec we have not the Shadow of a doubt must Praise the author for the labor be wed upon it and award him deserved Anks. Just because of the considerations of Nonence Here a medic we fear that in Sev a respects the work will rather retard l Advance the interests of pure theism titular by in the minds of those who in stored to think for the Melves derive estimate of the various forms of athe i from the statements of others whose Caracter commands their respect extracting nothing whatever from either ability of. The author or usefulness of work we still have this to object Vizi he has made what we regard a most ultimate admission in reference to one of i most Canning plausible and dangerous As of materialistic atheism i. Modern its. We refer now to or. Bs treatment a he development theory or hypothesis creation by Law As the work a tied the a a vestiges of the Mission is this that the theory of the tit Ives is not necessarily atheistic but a be consistent with a pure theism and a should time and Scionte show its Probart or actuality even still it would not Harily destroy the Peculiar evidence of Hal theology nor scarcely if at All diminish this evidence. Differently we think conscious the a while that or. B. Might quote As he riot done quite a number of theological a scientific names of Eminence in support is View a or rather show that he has but a wed in the Wake of others but author Illare not arguments opinions Are not al by facts representations Are not always positions and Soi Entinio possibilities must pie allowed to impinge upon moral Eer logically established. A a truth is goodness Quot says lord Bacon. The a Tion of goodness to truth is that of an passion to a Seal. Theism cannot leave Cpd it a Mark or solitary line of atheism a ism cannot leave behind1 it one single 1 re of theism. A us turn to the a a vestiges of Crea itself and see what Are the design b Fracter of the theory. The design Chambers who is the author of a vestiges a was no a t0 establish a new aty respecting the origin of animated re hut to show that the whole revela pm a of the works of god presented tour does and reason is a system based in what i Are compelled for want of a better name fall Law."�?vest., p. 191. The explant a of this principle is just this. Conte sitting the Phenomena of the universe the Thor sees in All departments various ratio no and arrangements taking place Der the influence of natural Laws. Berth g to the past he finds the same thing i infers that inasmuch As these Laws have the attributes of necessity and perpetuity _ iut them they were always in operation amp a that by Means of these very Laws which now preside Over All things the entire a Rea on of the world was actually effected. His is what he Means by the system having i base in Law. Now what in the theory ? ans. It is the hypothesis of creation by natural Law a theory which seeks to account for the Ariosa Phenomena of the universe in its creation As Well As continuance by the consideration alone of the Laws which Are now seen to govern it. And what is the logical conclusion ? simply an atheistic one Viz that the entire creation is self constituted and Ever has been so As far Back As imagination can conceive. But to avoid this conclusion and entrap the unwary the author assumes a decidedly theistic tone just at this Point. We must not says he think of the system a was a system Independent or exclusive of deity a neither confound a a Law and a a god a together but by Law understand a a a certain Mode of gods working�?vest., p. 191. This sounds Well but would sound better if consistent. God Bas never acted in any other Way at any time than the Way in which he now acts. A there is no evidence a says the author a a that the. Divine will acted otherwise than in the usual order in the organic creation ��?T.�?vest., p. 202. We might a a imagine deity to have created All things by a a separate and distinct fits a but we see that a the usually does not do so�?vest., p. 204. It is absurd to think of so great a being As god employing two modes of exerting his Power. In this manner the author continually Speaks of god As though the theory recognized him in a Christian sense while yet the theory itself can do a or tries to do without him and led by the studied snare of the author and his repeated disclaimers against atheism to regard the theory itself As not incompatible with pure theism. A to dispel this illusion it is sufficient to quote the words of the author in which unhappily for himself he has let out rather too plainly for his disclaimers the secret fatalistic belief lurking in his own bosom and vainly concealed beneath the Art and adroitness a of the theory itself. Ponder Well these words a a the inorganic has one final comprehensive Law gravitation the organic Resis in like manner on one Law and that is development. Nor May even these be after All Twain but Only a a branches of one still More comprehensive Law the expression of that Unity which Many a wit can scarcely separate from the deity himself�?��?vest., p. 175. Here it is,.�at last 1 this is the god Rof the vestiges a nothing but Law in the abstract manifesting itself As gravitation and development in the mundane system a a Mere Low sheer Bald fatalistic materialistic pantheistic borrowed exploded heathenism Ideal just not a Whit better than ravings of Oken the phys co Phi loan Pher who says a god in himself is Gravity a a a a god is a rotating Globe a a a a god to become real must appear under the form of a sphere a a thebeaut jes and blasphemies of a theoretic monstrosity which postulates Zero As its basis and from this seeks to to count for everything. A our to quote More from the vestiges but every one can find for himself at pages 100, 109, 223, the principles of the theory distinctly Laid Down. As to the Universal fire Mist and shelling off of spheres by of matter we need say nothing at All. What we a wish to remark Here is that the theory As advanced in the vestiges teaches ,. 1. Creation by development As opposed to creation by separate omnipotent Fiata Orby Miracle and hence the denial of Mira Oles altogether. A. 2. The exclusion of. A personal god from the work of creation.,. 3. The confounding of Law and god together notwithstanding the author s disclaimers. 4. The exclusion of a personal god from the providential control of the universe. A things proceed by themselves. 5. The denial of final causes or what Are signified by Marks of design and holding that these Marks Are Only the necessary conditions of existence caused by development. Tit a Quot a a a a a a 1 6. The artful Assumption of the eternity of nebulous matter and the Laws of a a. I. ,. 7. The derivation of the human race from the inferior orders of animals it by regular progression upwards. A 8. The derivation of the inferior animals Andall vegetable substances from granulated cells or ova. 9. The studied employment of theistic terms As a lure to entrap the Reader Blind the mind and conceal atheistic doctrine. And now to return to or. Buchanan. What is his estimate of this theory not As a Soi Entinio hypothesis but. In its bearings upon natural theology ? he shall speak for himself. Admitting that it is a Mere hypothesis and that the Progress of science rather tends to invalidate than confirm it he yet adds the following language a a even were it admitted either As a possible or probable or certain explanation of the origin of the present planetary systems it would not necessarily destroy the evidence of theology nor establish on its ruins the cause of . Ath.,p. 53. And further a even were it admitted As a possible or still More As a plausible explanation of the origin of. Planets and Astral systems it would not serve to destroy and scarcely if at f0 diminish the evidence of theism a p. Go and again a a even were the theory admitted it would not destroy evidence of theism j any More them the propagation of planets and animals under the existing system which so far from excluding or impairing and illustrate the proof of creative Wisdom and Power up. This we must say is an . A Bill a unfortunate admission an admission the argumentative consequences of which or. Buchanan surely could not have considered ? is it possible on even the supposition of the reality in truth of such a theory that a a the evidence of theism a would not be destroyed nay it not even diminished ? it cannot be a. A. For what is a a theism Quot it is not that vague and cheerless Creed which recognizes nothing More that an Active Power in nature which May be identified at one time with. Motion at vital Force and at All times with everything or anything that suits the Caprice or depravity of a vain imagination. It is not that cold and Iron bound naturalism which acknowledges no government but that of. Absolute and self regulating Law and beholds the universe in All its movements and throughout All its departments As a Only keeping step to the grand March of eternal Fate. But it is the demonstrated belief of the existence government character of it a. Living intelligent moral self determining self conscious and infinite it god distinct from All his works from All his Laws and the great Independent. First cause of All. And what is the a a evidence a of theism ? it is the. Accumulated and interwoven testimony which is drawn from All the depart ment Sof nature including the convictions and voice of humanity that which is Thrawn from the necessities of reason the demands of the. Moral conscience the Marks of design, the works of god the very existence of the universe and the common consent of Mankind. And can it be possible that a theory which contradicts All these should not be essentially atheistic ? can it be possible that a theory which Only is held Back from an a blushing avowal of atheism it by. The logical impediment which reason puts in its Way a theory which virtually destroys moral responsibility by making Man and brute organically one a a theory which the final causes and asserts Marks of design Only necessary conditions of existence a theory which holds to the Absurdity of a self created universe in opposition to a universe created by a first cause above beyond and. Distinct from All matter and motion a theory which thus is at War with the common voice and convictions of humanity can it be possible that such a theory As this. Contradicting a every single argument for pure theism and putting a new face on the whole ground where All the evidences Are wont to be gathered would not in True necessarily destroy a the evidence of theism nor establish on its ruins the cause of atheism still leave the evidence undiminished a would it enhance it ? a a let the uncircumcised jew believe it we will not we cannot. How is it possible that theism May be computable with the basis of this theory what strange enchantment has come Over the mind of or. Buchanan just Here theism says that god created the world by the Miracle of an omnipotent Fiat. The vestiges say he did no such thing theism god is a personal being distinct from All his works and All. His Laws the vestiges say he is that Unity of gravitation and development which Many a wit cannot help but acknowledge 1 theism Bays god often interposes in a Way different from his Ordinary working. The vestiges say he usually and continuously works Only in one Way theism says god exercises a providential care Over the universe the vestiges say everything is trusted to the operation of Law theism says god has Given us Marks of design showing that he made. Certain. Things for certain ends. The vestiges say his Marks of design show no such thing and Are Only a conditions of existence 1 theism says that the creation of the universe by its own Laws is an Absurdity. The. Vestiges say the Only rational hypothesis theism says there was. A time a when neither matter nor motion existed. The vestiges say there never was such a time theism says god made each kind of creature distinct from the rest. The vestiges say it is All a superstition for All creatures have been developed from Little eggs theism says god made Man in his own image an upright and morally responsible the vestiges say a Man has no Tail and the notion of a much ridiculed philosopher of the last Century is not altogether As it happens without foundation for the Bones of a Caudal extremity exist in an undeveloped state in the of coccyx is of the human subject in see Vest up. 95, 297. So says theism and so answers the theory of the vestiges amp and yet or. B. Admits that the theory,1 even if a a certain explanation of the universe might still be compatible with pure theism and would not even diminish the evidence of it a a a a a a a a a a a a 1 a a a a a a a a. How slight and How unsatisfactory Are the grounds on which this unfortunate admission is made says the or. P. 83 a we have said that the theory of development As expounded in the vestiges is. Not necessarily atheistic partly because the author professedly disclaims atheism and partly in strict logic it might still be possible even on the basis of that theory considered simply in itself and apart from the speculations with which. It has been associated to construct from the actual Phenomena of nature a valid proof for the being Ena attributes of god a strange that the or. Has failed just Here it to a Dis Criminate Between a an author a and , con roped be his Lois riot Neces then there is , most Ken pledged that is is but a reap of la place de. If j comte. Or. B. Nages 50, 51. But is Only a reproduce Tep Curos slightly lust ated by the Ccu lation we Dis that hypothesis natural science. Tern strange that Hedy As confounded a development theory wit9>i/is development theory of it the vestiges la. Who to would not the world give to know Wittle about that a a strict Logio a which Couf Fly prove the being and even the attributes Qaji Julie True god on the basis of the . Vestiges e what kind of a god won i the real product be peradventure the Jat present Una a eloped Caudal extremity the of coccyx is of the human Sif Greet might have become completely developed to full length before the or. Had reachej1 m delusions and where the Gic ? if the theory of theve warily and essentially at nothing of. The kind by but that it atheism nothing but atheism abundant proof. It is the theory of theve Sti Yearance of the theoris Maillet and Lamarck applied to account for the genesis and develop git of the universe and in some respects ev�1 Wilder than those of the French philosophy a it More erratic than the theory himself admits a this con the theory of la place Tion of the philosophy of modified a philosophy a _ atheistic Genius of Lucretius and ridiculed most effectively by the polished wit of Cicero. And there. Is not a of the theories of de Maillet to fed lain Arck which May not be Thlu third Hook a de lie rum still Allier yet in the Ionia school of greek cover the parentage c which is Embell there we Are told thanks to the labors of Cudworth and bitter ill Wennemann and Bixner that the Globe was formed by the radiation of heat from a original matter and the action of Law of the softened mass that Fermi Nous bubbles enclosed in filmy bladders gave birth to living creatures by the action of solar heat that the first animals were rude and imperfect and that Man was originally a fish Here Quot then we Trace the origin of the theory of the vestiges. It is just the ancient mechanical hypothesis of materialism revived and dressed up in modern1 style having passed through the hands first of the greek then of the Boman then of the French and German schools of i naturalists and now is in Possession of modern atheists. It Ispir theory1 which in -All.-Ages, and countries be Vei al 6n. Recognized As essential atheism comte glories in it. La place himself confessed its atheism. When the gifted Newton had passed from one of his most difficult calculations in which he. Discussed the trajectory of a Comet upon the parabolic hypothesis to the construction of the Gran scholum at the end of the Principia and stated that the admirable arrangement of the solar system was a the work of an intelligent and most powerful being a it was then la place accused him of the True method of philosophy and replied Vwe do not need the hypothesis of a deity a a a no not even to originate matter and its Laws a the very theory of the vestiges which or. B. Says is not necessarily atheistic a the very theory comte holds and a which caused him to say a a the heavens declare no other glory than that of hipparchus Bepler and Newton a a the god of the vestiges is precisely that god which in the scholum of Newton is declared to be nature,.�a. God without govern ment providential care or final of uses m Leulf sine Dominish Providen to a it causes Fina Libus Nihil aliud est Guam u Fatum it Natura quo Why then should the ionian school Why should democritus epicurus Lucretius Why should la place Lamarck Oken and comte a Send need As atheists or the pro Pounders of atheistic systems and yet the theory of. The vestiges which is the quintessence of All the rest be exempted from the same deserved reproach ? because it Quot recognizes a god a god of it its own making is it therefore not atheistic in every proper sense of the word if not then no atheist for he spoke of an a a Active Power a in natjnre., Baron do Holbach was no atheist for he spoke of the a a soul of the la place was no atheist for he spoke of a a Oken was no atheist,1 for he spoke of a a Gravity a and Atkinson and Harriet Martineau Are no atheists for they speak of an a inherent the vestiges speak exactly in these ways and it if this is not essential atheism there is no atheism and All the Parade about theism is Folly. But the Heathen a idolaters had their gods and the Heathen philosophers their forces of nature and yet Paul distinctly Caus Themi aug a Atheni Quot a without god or. B. Will1 admit that the theory of the vestiges amounts to practical atheism and that is All. Alas i alas practical atheism needs nor theory to. Give it being it has Ever existed Fin the depraved heart of Man the vestiges put Forth not a practical atheism but a strictly theoretical and philosophical atheism As truly so As Ever was done by Man. Any theory which acknowledges no Forth going of the divine time for. The origination of the world is atheism and any Only admits divine origination of a a the Sake of Getling Start mom is a but a a mental atheism in Dis. Guise because nothing hinders it from an open avowal of its cold Creed save the a a logical impediment which god has mercifully put in its Way a see Hickock a six Days of creation a p. 210. We have trespassed too Long upon the .patience.,of,our readers and occupied too much of the columns of the paper. But we still think our remarks. Are worthy of attention. We would not detract much in anything else from due to so excellent a works. That on a modern we feel , dry. Has made a most unfortunate admission just where he. Ought to have been the strongest. Let us conclude by saying that the author Here must thank Providence for having omitted him in som measure by his up his admission. In a other parts of the work the theory of the vestiges is a ranked expressly with that of epicurus and comte Aud called a a a godless theory of natural Law.�?�. La Avenir. A for the presbyterian Banner and advocate. Religion. ,.�. Or to a. Friend in the doctrines. And duties of the Diblko. Letter. Viiisin. Sin is of the law1. John Iii in. My dear Friend a in my last i tried to what sin is but i did not say All i wished to on the subject so i will be Gin where Lefkoff i said that of coming up to the a requirements of the Law any failure at any time in any respect is sin. Hence it follows that not merely actual transgressions or a voluntary transgress Sions of the Law when known a but want of conformity or likeness to the Law is sin the want of a right state of heart is sin a the privation or absence of holiness within us is sin. The Law requires the heart to be a right it requires a right state of heart or. Disposition and where this is wanting there is sin. Just As every deviation from a straight line is crooked so every departure from the perfect Law of god is sin whether you fail to Como up to it on the one Side or go Over it on the other. If it is holy and requires holiness and this be wanting then this defect is sin Quot the want of conformity to the Law then is bin a the want of a right state of heart is sin the want of holiness is sin the want of original righteousness and of a holy nature is sin the want of conformity to the Law in the state of the heart and affection sin the. Disposition Bias and habits of the soul is sin. This covers and includes the depravity of our natures and a confirms Andt establishes the doctrine of original it shows our natures to be corrupt because by nature our. not conformed to god a Law disposition is rare .faljen.beipgs,�?T sinful beings and there is in us by nature no Good things nothing which god1 can approve we Are totally depraved All is corrupt vile offensive the whole head is sick and the. Whole heart faint from the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness All is corrupt wounds and bruises and purifying sores moral death and . I 5, 6 every imagination of the thoughts of the heart is evil and Only Emilj and that Continuallygen. I 5 and Viii 2l re a the heart is deceitful above All things and desperately . Xvii 9. Such my dear Friend is your nature. Quot How odious and hateful. In the sight of god alas though sensible of your sins How Little you a think or realize of your vilene8s How Little you know of yourself 1 How Little you know of the plague of your own heart of that heart which is within you deceitful above All things and desperately wicked the stains of sin Are deep within you and with a what self Abhorrence should you bewail the depravity of your nature and your. . Conformity to gods holy Law Fortis is sin and it is an. Infinite evil. , and bewail it before god but my Friend you. Are chargeable with More than want of conformity to the Law of god there is also actual transgression of it registered against you. You Are a sinner and sin is the transgression of the law1. John Iii 4. Transgression is going Over it doing what it forbids or Dot doing what it requires. And How often have you transgressed you have transgressed in the state �,5 ,. F 1 a a of your heart in your disposition in your moral feelings in the emotions of your soul in the thoughts desires and intentions of your heart in your preferences and volition in the words of your lips in the acts of your life in every faculty of your soul and1 every member of your body yes you have yielded your members and instruments of unrighteousness unto sin As servants to a uncleanness a and to iniquity unto iniquity. A rom. I 13�?19. Be i your sins my child a Are almost innumerable. Their number is like the saudi of the sea should god be strict to Mark your iniquities How could you stand before him ? Yea How can you stand is. Xxx . then How great and aggravated Are your sins you have sinned against Light and knowledge against gods Law and your own conscience against conviction and judgment against Christ and the holy ghost and in View of the Cross and of heaven arid of hello who can Tell the magnitude of your guilt your sins while they Are like the Sands in number Are like mountains in magnitude a they Are As a a infinite upon infinite infinite upon infinite a a corrupt tree cannot bring Forth Good fruit a filthy Spring cannot Send Forth pure water and As your nature is corrupt and As your a heart has Ever been it wrong so you sin for a the corrupt Fountain a Withim you has vitiated Rand corrupted and polluted Quot everything proceeding. and it to Day if unregenerate and without Faith in Christ you stand before god a guilty wretch covered with a pollution ruined and lost. Of How vile you Are How sinful How guilt there is not an set of your life but deserves eternal banishment from god How just it would be for god to Oast you off forever yes should god Cut you off., now and Send you Down Swift to hell you must forever feel and confess that it is just just yes just and right no More than your r sins deserve a this you know. This you feel. You know your sin 4 work commenced in the midst of the usual fullness you know your guilt and you and regular services of the Church and know it would be All just and right if Yon were left to. Perish just and right if you were now Cut do.wn.,and shut up Infelt for Ever. How appropriate lips the words of the psalmist in the 51st psalms a a should sudden vengeance seize my breath1-must pronounce thee just in death a a it and if my Sogl were sent to hell a �.-. Thy righteous Law approves it Well.�?�. Before we can accept of Christ As our Saviour we must feel that our Conde Mha Tion is just and to Lead this View of yourself is the design of what is above written. Fro what i have said you May learn. What sin is and be Able also to arrive at Clear views of its enormity and you May also obtain a Correct View of your own sinfulness and of your ill desert on account of sin. And Here remember that de is holy a and just. He regards sin As sin hateful in his sight and a less res punishment. In my next i shall speak further of the a desert of sin and of the Way of deliverance from it. Jesus Christ is the great deliverer he is our a a sin bearer a look to him Forde Liverance and salvation believe in him and he saved look to him and live. He is called Jesus. Because he saves his people from their sins Matt i 21. Read romans chapters i. To v. Gal Iii and ps., li.-, parts , in our psalms and hymns a and also a tract a the sin bearer a published by the presbyterian Board of publication. A a a yours truly. For the presbyterian Banner and a Dro Cate. A work of Grace in Lake presbytery Rev and dear brother by our readers no doubt ate a rejoiced to hear of the work of the lord being revived. We held our communion season on the third Sabbath of Jan i uary and have continued the services daily until this time. The Lori our god has graciously visited us with a most precious work of a Grace. We have had other revival seasons but in no one have the people of god seemed More Blest than in this one. Some of our prayer meetings have been a among the most solemn a a i have Ever. Been in. But the Blessing was to the Church. Some forty precious souls cherish Hope in Christ. The lord has done great things for us whereof we Are glad and to him be All the Praise. A a Many a fallen and utterly ruined and guilty condition and the Sovereign Grace of god offered Fregly through Christ have been very fully insisted upon in All. The preaching. A a. Bro. Hughes of Logansport,.was with us eight or ten Days and gave efficient help in the work. J. C. Brown. Valparaiso ind., feb. 20, 1857. For the presbyterian Banner and advocate revival in Tuscarora a. Or. Editor a in our rather secluded Valley of Tuscarora though a a Remote from Public View a rarely honoured with visits from distinguished personages much less lord and ponces and hardly dreaming that our names or those of our Fenas Arft Twat Bors will Ever be. Inserted in the Book of history or emblazoned ,archives of the nation yet we have As we believe been More. , for we Trust we have lately received a gracious visit from the spirit of the lord Jesus Christ the Prince of peace a and that he has written the names of Many among us on the imperishable pages of the a a a lambs Book of some of the principal occurrences were As follows a. Early in december our pastor preached two thorough going and impressive sermons on the subject of repentance. The mature of True repentance was very clearly defined and its genuine features held up in striking contrast with those of its spurious semblance. Its vital necessity was urged by the strongest it sanctions of reason and revelation. Above All were sinners solemnly a warned not to delude themselves and insult their redeemer by despising a religion until the last gasp and then by. A politic submission think to foist themselves into heaven. No he assuredj4hetn there were no promises for such delaying sinners. These appeals were not without a Blessing. Many awoke to the Stem truth that they were indeed sinners under a condemnation. And the inquiry began to be heard a a what shall we do to be saved a our. Pastor Speaks of the delightful manner in which he spent several hours of christinas directing these inquirers to Christ. Then ensued the Celebration of the lords supper with its a preparatory and attendant services. In these our pastor a a assisted by the Rev. Or. Marr and the Veteran a or. Chester., the latter specially dealt most faithfully with Church members. He seemed commissioned to a a cry aloud and spare not a to a show gods people their transgression and the House of Jacob their professors of religion. Startled from their repose were led to re examine their Hopes and some renouncing them commenced again their pilgrimage Zion Ward a blessed work was evident Lynn Progress messes. Marr and Chester were obliged to leave but. Others a came and took their places. Almost daily for two weeks the Rev. Or Williams presented with Heartfelt Earnest Ness and Fervour such great and Quot solemn gospel truths As were blessed to Many a hearer. Ari impressive and convincing Dis Ltd a course to the pm Pil Jbf the literary in Stith tons and other sermons by �dr.-. Nevin the a forcible arguments and Earnest exhortations of the Rev. ,mr., my clean and the prayers. Offered up by gods people were among the other human Means employed. But though a Paul May Plant and apollos water it is god alone who can give the increase. There were at times More than forty desiring the prayers of christians and seeking guidance in the a Kwa of life and a a much larger number now believe that their sins have been pardoned an their hearts made temples of the Liying god. Among the1 number Quot a re several of the1 teachers and a pupils of the Academy and Seminary lathe Blessing was not restricted to. Any age or condition. Parents beheld their children quit Ting the cup of earthly pleasure. Jet. They might drink of the everlasting life. Children saw their parents who had set a life Long example of Devotion it to. The Mam. Mon of this world now for.-the1 first time offering up prayers and praises to the god of heaven. Veterans a in the ranks of the in a penitent a a who had ,All the in Fiu noes of the previous revivals Here Haye it now become striking example Stop the Power. Of. Divine to truth and. Murey. Not a in and was carried on quietly and without commotion As the wants of and inquiring souls seemed Quot to require. May the great Day declare its results More a glorious than we now can know yours amp a. For the presbyterian Banner and advocate. Or. M Kinney a allow me through your columns to express to l. N. D. My thanks for his valuable paper on v the Case of the ethiopian he has in my Humble judgment thrown new and important Light on the True construction of acts a Viii 38. 39 a passage which our Baptist Brethren regard As their a a Murus theneus a a an impregnable fortress in defence of immersion in the ordinance of baptism. An additional suggestion is respectfully submitted.? very minute and circumstantial account a which the inspired altogether unnatural Ana uncalled tor supposition that no other Mode than that of a a dipping a prevailed or was known at that time. Why should the historian state so particularly that,.�?othey both went Down into the water both Philip and the eunuch a on the supposition that immersion was Neces sary ? could he have thought that any one would imagine that it could be done otherwise ? a How apparently superfluous is this statement if no other Mode but a a dipping were used at that time and if the writer knew that every Reader would at Onoe understand that the eunuch was immersed ? How strange would it appear were a Baptist a missionary in the East writing Home to his Brethren and narrating a ease of baptism that had occurred in similar circumstances to Tell his Brethren and the world that he and the converted Pagan both went Down into the water a both he and. The Pagan ? and what would the Brethren think of such a redundant statement ? a a does our brother fear that we might he at a Luss to understand How he proceeded in snob Arcase a now precisely amp in the same Way it seems to us such a a statement must Haye appeared to the Christian world in the apostles Days if they All knew that baptism meant in a version and never meant anything else a and if they were All familiar with that Mode alone. -.��. V a a a. On the other hand this circumstantial statement is perfectly natural and apparently called for on the supposition that baptism by sprinkling or effusion was the. Usual a method at that time. Here was a Case that occurred in such circumstances As very naturally to raise the inquiry How Philip could have performed the sacred rite. This detailed description was just such As one of on missionaries might reasonably give and every one would at once understand the propriety of r l. N. D. States truly that a a both a am Poteri occurs hut once in the original but or. Carson we think is right in saying that a a both a is used twice for tab is really the Force of the original a a o the Philippos Kai o Eunous chose a a a both Philip and the eunuch a no Mem in thus rendering the clause. S. at re a Kra the could we see things As god sees them we should not have a solitary wish for a single alteration in on circumstances we should say a a it is As that High suffering which we dread a higher Joy discloses a. Men saw the thorns on Jesus Bro but Angels saw the roses. A a person whose life was unholy urged Hiss Asterito go a with him to hear his minister to which she replied a a brother what Are you the better after his the Triumph of woman lies not in the admiration of her Lover but in the respect of her husband and that can Only be gained by a constant cultivation of those qualities which she knows he most Man doubles All the evils of Bis Fate by pondering Over them a scratch becomes a wound a slight an injury a jest a insult a Small peril a great danger and a slight sick Ness often ends in death by brooding apprehensions a College annual circular containing a general View of of religion in. On colleges reports the number a of students in College 8,438 professors of religion among them,-2932�?of whom 1,043 design to study for the ministry 414 have been converted during the past year. A i wonder and have always wondered that the catholics in prohibiting the scriptures do not except st Peters epistles. Was Ever any. Catholic forbidden to read the letters of a Pope ? it i believe not. But if Good catholics May and should read the a a encyclical letters of the Popes Why not let the a general epistles of their Stop Popes Peter Why is it any More criminal to read the letters of Pope Peter than those of Pope Gregory ? i cannot sex plan this�?�-2 r. the prayer is it you it Are. Always at the prayer meeting let it blow hot or cold asked one Young Man of i go upon the principle that if it is right to have a prayer meeting it is the duty of church1 members to attend. If it is right for one to stay away for a Small cause it is right for All and the meeting a will be Likely to fall through. If it is the duty of one to go it is just As much the duty of another and therefore i Oan Seldom see any Good reason to break through this general principle and stay a i. Kind words a the a Sun May warm the grass to life the Dew the drooping Flower the eyes grow Bright and watch the Light 1 of autumn a but words that breathe of tenderness and smiles woj know Are True ,. Are warmer than the summer time. ,. And brighter than the Dew. Its not much a the a world Ean give ,. With All its Subtle Arti cd Gold and gems Are not the things to satisfy the heart. A but of if those who duster round the alter and the Beath Juwig smiles is earn

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