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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner and Advocate (Newspaper) - March 14, 1857, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaToys Erian banners Touvi no �35# to Terlan advocate vol. X3x, no 30 one thing is needful a a one thing have i desired of the lord a a this one thing i do. Whole no. 933 id Mckinney editor and office Gazette building fifth Street Aboye Smithfield Pittsburgh a. Advance. Philadelphia 27 South tenth Street below Chestnu for tiie week ending saturday March 14,1857. By sail or at the office $1.50 per tear Bra Park i Dan Una delivered in the City 1.75 a a a a Ritten on the death of a Friend hat bitter sorrow thrills my heart o think that he and i must part Las How piercing is the paid Quot of More on Earth to meet again 0 ii Ood did Over his body Roll could not overwhelm his soul d now he bathes in seas above to streams of everlasting lore. He chilling tide Cut Short his breath and left his body cold in death now he drinks the streams on High e gushing streams that never dry. Mild and Lovely was that youth Early Learned and loved the truth 1 walked the ways of righteousness a lived with All his friends in peace. I love was free to every Friend i loved the Saviour to the end of now he loves to sing that psalm e song of Moses and the Lamb. I name is a grave of every heart t earthly friends Are called to part e Sweet remembrance of his name needs the pomp of earthly tame. Ath May dissolve these earthly ties d showers of tears suffuse our eyes we shall dwell in realms above muted in eternal love. Living friends dry up your tears d banish All your gloomy fears puh our captains gone before inti conquered death with All its Power let youth prepare to meet their god and walk the Way our Friend has trod devote like him their Blooming Days a to walk in Wisdom a pleasant ways. Amicus. For tha Preslin Torta n Banner and advocate. . 9, scaling from the desert and shaping our the to the North East at length we reach luxuriant Plain of Damascus one of the our paradises a of Eastern poetry. Eng the oldest City in the world and pass Ai Oug the Street called straight we come a the House of Judas where we find Quot Saul of Tarsus Ananias comes in and puts his hands on and what follows a the received t forthwith and arose and was in 18. Ananias had said Toa a and now Why tarries thou ? arise be . Xxii 16. The Guage of the original is very expressive tiny a Baptiste a rising or standing up As and so in the parallel be Anastay Bapty Sai a rising up he and it is fairly implied that received baptism immediately on rising his Couch and without leaving the our Baptist friends suppose there Ellipsis or omission of some words in sentence to be supplied by the Reader that the meaning of Ananias was ise up and go out to a River or Pool there he but an Examina of different passages where the same of expression is used will show the position to be groundless. The participle tas occurs six times in Luke s gospel times in the acts of the apostles and ast five times in other parts of the new rent. In not one of these instances words supposed to have been omitted rust in Between the participle and the take a few examples cts 1 15�?�?o Peter Rose up in the midst disciples and said Mastas Petros in. L 28�?�?oand there stood up one of named Agabus and signified Joanas Semans. 7�?�?o Peter Rose no and said unto a Nafas Petros Ripen autos. E in 89�?�?o and she arose admin unto the Anastasa i 8�?�?o he arose and stood Forth a is Este. Ii 46�?�?obise and Pray that be not into temptation Kastantes Kesther. Will readily be seen that in every in a the action expressed by the verb s the rising up immediately and on ipod leaving no interval to be filled up by eader. On the other hand whenever object of the actor is not attained without big the place that fact is expressly Asiu the following passages Kex 18�?�?o� will arise and go to Myand say unto Mma Nastas pore Zicai Ero. Erse 20�?�?oand he arose and came to Ather Anastas Elthe pros ton Pateta. To in 39�?�?o Peter arose and went them a Anastas Petros Sune then by 11�?�?o arise and go into the Street 18 called straight and inquire a ids pore thetis Kai Peteson. To fun Vety instance in which Anastas of if the purpose of the actor in rising in attained without going elsewhere going elsewhere is expressly mentioned Fere is no room for the insertion of omitted Birds. And it is As Clear As noon Day that pen Ananias said a a arise and be Bap feed a he meant that Saul should stand up fed be baptized at once without leaving his meamber. I what Baptist preacher would say to a Ferson in a private1 House or at the Church f Bise up and be baptised a in Sueh ease Tould not every one expect the baptism to be place by effusion an immersion st uld say a a Bise up and go out with me to Quot and be washing away sins. A a but a say our Good Brethren a a does of Ananias say a be baptized and Wash Way thy sins a this surely Calls for More water than is implied in pouring or i answer dipping a person with All is clothes on is no More a washing of the person than sprinkling is nor will it More effectually cleanse from sin. What Ananias meant was that Saul having now really the Faith should attend to the visible sign of the washing away of is sins baptism being a he Emblem or sign of spiritual cleansing. But How was it to be signified sprinkling is the Standard among emblematic al washings for god himself says a i will Sprinkle clean water upon you and be shall be . Xxxvi 25 it is also said of the redeemer that he hath a washed us from our sins in or with his own . I 5. And How ? Peter answers by of the blood of Christ.�?��?1. Pet. I 2.baptism of Cornelius. We now pass to Cesarea a sea port on the Mediterranean and the political capital of Judea under the romans. Here a Centurion previously instructed by Peter was baptized in the Faith of Christ. This was the first Gentile admitted to the Christian Church and Julian the apostate who acknowledged but two eminent converts from paganism to christianity named him As one of them. For the record of his baptism see acts x 44�?48. A the holy ghost fell on All them that heard the a a then answered Peter can any Man forbid water that these should not be baptized who have received the holy ghost As Well As we Quot meaning is a a can any one object to the baptism of these gentiles who have received the same effusion of the spirit As ourselves a still the form of is expression discloses to us the existing Mode of baptism. A a can any Man forbid water a this plainly implies that the water was brought in and applied to the subject not the subject taken to the water. When Christ speaking of Little children says a a forbid them not a Luke xviii 16, his meaning is a a forbid them not to be brought to me a for the context declares that they were being a a Broi ight to him a at the time. So when Peter says a a can any Man forbid water a his meaning is a can any one forbid water to be brought and applied in baptism to these gentiles a had he been an immersion st he would doubtless have said a a can any Man forbid these gentiles going Down with us at once to the sea Shore a amp of. How singular would it sound if a Baptist preacher taking the vote of his Church on the reception of a candidate should say a Brethren can any of you forbid water for the baptism of this person a a stranger present would certainly take him for a Pedo Baptist. The immersion lists do not speak of forbidding water to a person but of forbidding a person being put under water if they think him not a proper subject. Peters idea of baptism. In giving an account of this baptism to the apostles and Brethren at Jerusalem Peter makes the following remarkable statement a and As i began to speak the holy ghost fell on them As on us at the beginning then remembered i the word of the lord How that he said John indeed baptized with water but be shall be baptized with the holy i 15, 16. Something occurred which forcibly reminded Peter of baptism. And what was it ? it was the falling or outpouring of the holy ghost on the Assembly. But if he were an immersion st How would that put him in mind of baptism our Baptist friends say that there is no sort of resemblance Between the two. Nothing a Hort of a plunge under would put them in mind of baptism. But Peter was no immersion st. Baptism of Lydia. Leaving Cesarea and taking ship we steer to the North West and after sailing near a thousand Miles we land at Neapolis and pass thence to Philippi in Macedonia. Here when Paul visited the place were a few jews but no organized synagogue. There was however a place resorted to for prayer in the outskirts of the town by the River Side. Here Paul a preaching was blessed to the conversion of Lydia of Tobya Tira. The sacred historian tells us in few words that a she was baptized and her Xvi 15. It is not stated whether this took place at the River or elsewhere that matter being left entirely to conjecture. Baptism of the jailor. From the hospitable dwelling of Lydia we pass round to the prison of Philippi. Here confined in the inner Ward their feet made fast in the stocks and their backs bleeding from the recent Scourge Are two of the most disinterested servants of Christ the world Ever saw. And what had they Dowie ? their successful Bors had Given offence to the idolatrous fanatics of Philippi at whose instigation they were cruelly beaten and ignominiously thrust into prison. The particulars Are recorded in acts Xvi 19�?40. The Reader is already familiar with them and they need not Here be repeated. That the jailor a baptism took place within the Walls of the prison is evident from the circumstances narrated. Vet our opponents allege that the apostles must have taken him out to a River for that purpose because in verse 30, we Are told that the jailor a brought them out a and then in verse 34, that a a he 1 brought them into his but they forget that the apostles were thrust into the inner prison. From thence the jailor a a brought them out into the outer prison where he washed their stripes and received baptism. Thence he a a brought them into his House a which according to usage was under the same roof and constituting a part of the edifice. The supposition that they took the jailor and ail his family to the River is attended with insuperable difficulties. It was Midnight. The River was quite out of the City a a. 13. By the Laws of the country the jailor would have been condemned to death had he allowed the prisoners to leave the prison. And if the baptism was to he by immersion it would have been deferred till the following Day. How often do our Baptist Brethren for convenience Sake delay an immersion for Days and weeks together. Or supposing that the apostles had attempted to leave the prison they a would have been stopped by the guard ath the Gates and had they succeeded in gaining the streets they would have been arrested by the watchmen of the City. But their language and conduct on the following Day prove beyond a doubt that they had not left the prison. When the magistrates sent saying a let these men go a they declined going saying a let them Home themselves and fetch us could these holy men without the grossest duplicity and hypocrisy have uttered this language after having the night previous stolen out of the Eity to a River baptism in cisterns. Some Baptist authors suggest that perhaps there were cisterns in or about the prison and that in one of these the jailor was immersed. But How can a person be dipped in Sueh a place with any degree of decorum. Have the Baptist friends Ever tried the Experiment ? True nothing would be easier than to plunge the jailor with his wife and children Down into a Cistern. But How would they be got out again unless there was at hand some such apparatus As was resorted to for extricating Jeremiah from the Dungeon a Jer. Xxxviii 12. I will just add that Chrysostom of the fourth Century had no difficulty in deciding where the jailor was baptized., a a doubt not beloved a says he a a for the Grace of god is perfect. The place is no obstacle whether you baptize Here or in a ship or on the Road. Philip baptized on a Road Paul m . . L. N. D. For the end or letters to a Friend on the doctrines and duties of the Bible. Letter and salvation. Gin is the transgression of the Law.�?1 John in a. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the . I 13. My dear Friend a a in my last i tried to Tell you what sin is it is a a any want of conformity unto or transgression of the Law of god a and it is both original and actual. Ash. Cat., q. 14�?18. A a sin is opposition to the nature Law and government of god which exposes the soul to his Wrath and dictionary published by the presbyterian Board of publication. Here then you see the ill desert of sin. It offends god it Breaks his Law it Mars his works it brings misery and death upon his creatures and what does it deserve what punishment can equal its enormity and its turpitude ? the least sin Breaks gods Law and is in its very nature an infinite evil As unless arrested its effects must endure for Ever. Hence every sin however Small a a every sin Deser Veth gods Wrath and curse both in this life and that which is to Ash. Cat., q. 84. And Here my Friend you see your exposure ask sinner donate exposed to a a gods Wrath and curse a for this life and the next exposed to gods Wrath and curse for time and eternity Tou have transgressed his Law you Are guilty of sin As a transgressor and As a sinner you Are exposed to gods Wrath and curse bring the matter Home. Realize your condition. It is sad and tearful. Think exposed to gods Wrath and curse i suspended by the Brittle thread of life Over the Gulf of perdition the sword of Justice ready to fall upon you of my Friend should god now summon your spirit to his bar How dreadful must be your doom death eternal death eternity 1 eternity of think of a miserable eternity How can you dwell Quot with fire How can you dwell with everlasting burnings ? How can you lie Down in endless torments a Isa. Xxxiii 14. Hell Friend hell Quot to this you As a sinner Are exposed and How can you escape ? yes How can you escape ? you How can you escape ? How escape this question concerns you it is important for you you Are inters ested in it look at it think of it Ponder it Over How can you escape you cannot deliver yourself. You Are mined and lost and despairing of yourself you should look up to god for help and salvation. Look around you then and see just where you Are and try if you can any where discover an open door through a which you can enter and be Safe is there any Way of escape ? any Way of deliverance from sin and hell is there Hope ? is there deliverance ? is there safety ? come my Friend Teet slide Down to perdition come look about you and see where you Are and what is the Prospect before you. Come let us reason . I 18. And Here it is my privilege to speak the language of encouragement. Hope yes there is Hope salvation yes there is salvation behold the Lamb of god a John i 36. For while sin is the transgression of the Law and exposes us to its curse Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the Law being made a curse for us and hence Christ is the end of the Law for righteousness to every one that believeth.�?1. John Iii 4 Gal. Iii 13 bom. X 4. My Friend to see where you Are consider a when god had created Man he entered into a covenant of life with him upon condition of perfect obedience forbidding him to eat of the tree of knowledge of Good and evil upon the pain of . Cat., q. 12. Here is the covenant of works. Had our first parents continued faithful All would have been Well but a a being left to the Freedom of their own will a they fell Ash. Cat., q. 13. Thus the covenant1 of works was broken and a the covenant being made r with Adam not Only for a himself but for his posterity All Mankind descending from him by Ordinary generation shed in him and fell with him in his first transgression a and the fall has a a brought Mankind into an estate of sin and so. Cat., q. 16, 17. As by one Man sin entered into the world and death by sin so death passed upon All men for that All have sinned. By one Many a disobedience Many were made sinners bom. V 12�?19. And being sinners there is and can be no salvation by works. The Law. Is broken transgressed and it knows no mercy it condemns but it can never justify. It requires obedience perfect constant perpetual we have failed we Are sinners transgressors the Law condemns us and hence there is for is no salvation by broken covenant of works. Condemned sinful lost what can w8 do ? my Friend what can you do ? condemned perishing what can you do what listen justly god might have left the race to perish in their a a estate of sin and misery a with no provision made for their salvation As the fallen Angels were left and As multitudes of the human family Are now left without Bis revealed will. He was under no obligations to put Forth an Effort for their Rescue. But he loved and pitied and gave is Iii 16. A having out of , Good pleasure from All eternity elected some to everlasting life he entered into a covenant of Grace to deliver them out of the estate of Siu and misery and to bring them into an estate of. Sal vat Tion by a . Cat., q. 20. This redeemer is the lord Jesus Christ and a a being the eternal son of god a in the fulfilment of this covenant of Grace he a a became Man by taking Tow himself a True body and a reasonable soul and thus he came into the world in the Lilleness of sinful . Cat., q. 21, 22 from. Viii 3. He took our nature upon Hinic assumed our place As our Legal head and representative our surety and our substitute and suffered and died in our Stead. Theft he met the demands of the Law for us satisfied the. Justice of god made an atonement for sin brought in an everlasting righteousness opened the door of Hope and salvation and made it possible lor god to be just and yet the Justifier of them which Blieve in Jesus and now through this Man a preached unto you and offered unto you he forgiveness of sins and by him All Fth acc believe Are justified from All things Jodkin. In 24 acts pm 38, 39 bom that Law which you have your sins he has satisfied by is obedience and death having been ill amp a be a curse for you and he is now the end of the Law for righteousness to every one that believe eth and to you if you believe in him. Hence immediately after the words sin is the transgression of the Law it is written and be know that he was manifested to take away our sins. Here then is Hope Here is salvation Christ Bath redeemed us from the Eurse of the Law being made a Ourse for us. An atone sent is made. Christ has died look to him and live.�?Gal.1 Iii 10-�?14 bom. X 3�?11 i. John Iii 4, 5. further there Are More glad tidings still. Not Only has Christ died but he arose and ascended Andis exalted to be a Prince and a Saviour to give repentance a and forgiveness of v 31. He promised the spirit saying,-.he shall receive of mine and shall Shew it unto Xvi 14. He sends the spirit to convince of sin and renew the heart and apply the benefits of redemption. He has sent his spirit into your heart h is spirit has opened your eyes in a measure., he has. Aroused your conscience he has illuminated your understanding he has convinced you of sin shown you the depravity of , your want of conformity Unco and transgression of the Law of god and your exposure to gods Wrath and curse on account of sin and Here you Are to Day a convinced sinner a convicted sinner under the operation of god s spirit trembling in View of the divine Wrath to which you Are exposed and inquiring Whit you must do and my Friend what will you do -. There is a Saviour Jesus it is the spirits work to Lead to the Saviour you Are under the spirits influences and what will you do ? will you come to the Saviour will you close with Christ now ? Ori will you dismiss these convictions ? will a you resist the spirit and Grieve him from Jour heart ? do it my Friend do it at your peril 1 that spirit resisted and grieved a Jray and you Are lost yes lost lost the Spint grieved away and a you Are lost lost Quot forever Quot lost ,. A a a. No my dear Friend no you will not do so. You dare not a no do not Grieve the spirit no resist him not. Yield to his influences by him you must be a Begotten anew and born again or perish. Bear this in. Mind and l May address a you again on this theme and speak of the necessity of regeneration. Be must be born John Iii �?8. For the present i will Only say Yon must yield to the spirit and believe in Christ or die. Yes you a must yield to the spirit and receive Christ. As your Saviour and rest upon him alone for salvation. Yes you must receive Christ or perish. He is your Only Hope a he alone Oan save you he alone can. Take away your sins and. Deliver you from the Ourse of gods broken Law. And he can do it yes he can do it. He is mighty to save. And he is willing yes he is willing. Look to him and be saved believe in him and you shall live forever. For he that Beli Eveth hath everlasting Iii 36. A Here then is the Way of deliverance from sin the Way of life the Way of salvation will you walk in this Way will you come to Christ that you May. Have life ? will you come to him for salvation ? think of these things and read bom., chapters Iii a and Viii. Pray repent believe yes believe repent Pray. There is a Meroy seat and who that feels sin to be a Burden As you do who that feels himself lost and perishing As you do Yea a a who that knows Tho Worth of prayer but wishes to be often there. You do Pray continue to Pray. But my Friend rest not on your prayers rest Only on Christ and he will save Yon. Flee to him now and you shall be Safe. He has been made sin for you receive him As. Offered to you and he will be your righteousness and salvation the Joy and the rejoicing. Of ,your.,heart. But and who can Tell ? Drew Dmn thought reject him not but embrace my and love and serve my. _ my Friend i have spoken plainly. It is for your Good. But i am glad to know that you do feel your need of Christ that you do see a suitable Ness in him to your wants that you do approve of the Way of salvation through him and that you Oan and do Trust in him and that it is your desire and purpose to serve my while you live. Let god be praised for he is Good a Jesus Christ is worthy of. Your Trust and love and service. His offices meet the necessities of your fallen and ruined condition and he will never deceive nor desert Quot those who Trust in him. A Oast yourself entirely upon him and Juas you Are flee to him now rest on him lean on my redline on him repose on him Trust in him confide in him to do All he has said and he will save you. Yes he will sustain you in All your weakness guide you in life support you a in death and take you in his own Good time to the heavenly rest Bead is. Xxiii and Xxxiv John Xiv Xiv Xvi and xvii Heb. I and hymn 656 of our psalms and hymns. With much regard Quot yours amp a. Quot prejudices Are like hurtful plants the slightest Effort suffices to eradicate them if they be at once a attended to on the contrary they grow with time by Home inveterate extend far and near and their numerous ramifications seize upon every Tang that comes within their christians position. The following Beautiful and impressive thoughts Are taken from a a the Boyal preacher a a volume from the pen of the Bev. Or. James Hamilton of Loudon author of a a life in Earnest a a a the mount of olives a and other admirable volumes which have had a very wide circulation in England and in the United states. The work is published by the Carters of new York a. Behold your position As. A candidate for immortality it what could you desire which the1 god of Grade has not done for you. Already 7 a salvation More a completed Bible Mote Plain a a revelation More abundant ? and yet instead of sitting Down contentedly and thankfully to this feast a of a a a to things and aban find a Barrier of dilate Winesb or distrust Quot rising up betwixt you and the costly provision ?. With that gospel spreading blandly before you there is nothing better for you than to eat and drink of its mercies and enjoy the Good which a it brings you. Of study to realize your amazing position As one whom Jehovah All sufficient is daily inviting into his Friendship and whom the Weater of a sinless a humanity is Quot willing to Call his brother. Fear not to think it that to you poor tenant of the dust a White Robe and a Golden Harp Are offered. Fear not to think of it All sin Laden and sin pervaded As you Are that to the Fellowship of Angels and his own society the holy one invites Yon. Fear not to think it that As a believer in Jesus and so a member of his great ransomed body your very self is soon to be an inhabitant of that world where there is neither sin nor sorrow and a Burgess of that City whose streets Are Gold and whose Gates Are Pearl. Fear not to think Sueh a rings but fear to forget them. Fear not to believe Sueh things but fear to credit them in a cold and vacant manner. Fear to get into that habit which engulfs any amount of gods mercies As the Ocean engulfs the Argosy without feeling Richer or Fuller or giving any correspondence. Or. My Kinney a in commencing this series of letters it was my design among other things to give your readers an idea of matters connected with our old school presbyterian churches in the North West to Koep them advised of their Progress and of All matters touching their interests. In prosecuting this object i have alluded to the Peculiar fact exhibited in the history and present condition of our churches in our Large cities have accounted for the comparative weakness of those churches and the fact that in towns of eight or ten thousand inhabitants and in. Rural districts and Yil Ages our Success As a cd Emirto Arlieen Woff a la marked i have also introduced and discussed the questions of education As connected with our Branch of the family of Christ and have endeavoured to stir up a the pure minds of my Brethren to a greater Zeal and activity upon this most important subject. I am Happy to find others in this Western Field anxious upon the subject of on educational work. A letter from an Earnest brother who has Long Laboured with efficiency in the West knows her wants contains the following a a what you say in reference to our wants of available efficiency in respect to educational interests is too True. The remedy a that is the question. It lies in action action option action every where and All the time. Our method of trusting Providence needs improvement. Our doings have been damaged Bya segregation of interest the whole Bredy needs to be leavened with the fiame in reference to the establishment of institutions in the territories he says a a they fur his ski Fine chances for future ample landed the same brother states that he has had in his mind As a Means of promoting this glorious cause among us some Sueh plan As that developed in the a a society for collegiate and theological education in it the West a an association to which i referred in a previous letter which has done so much for education having literally sustained if i have been rightly informed Jacksonville Galesburg and Beloit until their wisely invested Means were sufficient to support them without external Aid testimonials like this might be furnished from every Friend of our Church who knows her wants. Another brother bom and educated in the West writes that judicious Aid from friends in the East at this7 particular juncture of our affairs would be of incalculable Benefit to us directly in aiding to establish our schools and indirectly by encouraging to Effort those among whom they Are projected. But the subject must be dropped for the present. This mat iter. Of education tin its relations to our Church West is one of the Greaty ind vital questions with us and the space 1 have taken to disease it in your columns has not i Trust been misapplied. Your correspondent a a out West a in his letter published by you in the Banner and advocate of the 21st ult., has asked several very important questions and has made seve in most useful suggestions in reference to Quot the theological Seminary for the Northwest. A few of these i will notice and so far Ashcan will answer an first. He says a i do not believe there islet any need of the proposed Seminary a and bases his opinion mainly upon the ground that on Church is not yet Strong in the District for a which this institution is proposed. United upon this Seminary Are at present seven synods embracing thirty presbyteries Haring a membership by the minutes of the Assembly of 1856, of not less than thirty two thousand now if to this be added the presbytery of Minnesota and the presbyteries of the. Synod of a mis Souri which will without doubt continue to present their claims and a whose admission will be urgently contended for we will have no less than thirty six presbyteries with a membership of nearly forty thousand to be concentrated upon this institution. If we have not now the requisite numbers for beginning in this work when i ask will we have ? it a .--1a a a second. Again a Pont West presents the consideration that we have not the students for such an institution that our academies and colleges have not yet the requisite strength and Young men seeking the ministry Are not now in the Field. Let us consider that this Seminary is not being founded for the present alone. That we expect Ite beginnings to be Small but that we feel that this is a favourable time to begin trusting in the lord of the Harvest to raise no the Young men for the it will yet take five years probably or More before the Seminary is placed upon such a footing As to accommodate a Large number of students and in the meantime we May expect As Many As can be Well cared for. Meanwhile the Church is growing and the Seminary will grow with her strengthening with her strength. I think that from7the first from twelve to Twenty students May be expected. Our institutions of academical and Cdv Legate education will be founded and will be doing their work so that by the time the Seminary is prepared for a Large number of Outh we will find them ready to enter. Ste that the founding of thesis matter of general interest in the eur ones and asks As lie1 has a right to do certain very important and pertinent questions. 1st. A a is the proposed Seminary a new institution or. Only the new Albany Seminary transferred to. Chicago a a in answer i observe it is generally understood that this is a new institution having a new charter new Constitution new Board of trustees amp a. But those synods which formerly controlled it have still a majority in the directorship the a old professors have been Here re elected and a Transfer made of All the funds and property of new Albany so far As that property and those funds could be transferred. A. 2d. A a is it ominous of aunt eng that the Synod of Missouri a the next neighbor of Chicago and the North West is not invited to share in the Enterprise a a a oat West a May find an answer to this a question in the reports of the late meeting of the Board of directors at Chicago published in one of your recent issues and by consulting the columns of a Rio of the West and st. Louis presbyterian. The Brethren extending invitations to synods to enter upon this work state that in their opinion Missouri a had withdrawn from the sisterhood of synods engaged in sustaining new Albany and As Taos institution was designed to supersede that they Felt that they were not under obligation to a make the tender a to her. On the other hand it is. Contended that. Missouri had a right in new Albany and should have been consulted in reference to any movements affecting a Transfer of the property of that Seminary or in any manner touching her interests. Improper motives have also been charged upon certain individuals but with these we will have nothing to do. Our Church is distinguished for her conservatism and though ail were True that is charged upon individuals in this matter we believe that any Well defined movement in that direction worm meet from ministers and churches of the North West a most . In think a out West need fear nothing from this cause. A. 3d. He further asks a is it significant of anything in the future Workings of the proposed Seminary that its firs two and As yet Only professors do not sustain our general Assembly in the exp finding acts Are we to. Have from the North West a Stream of Cool moderation to permeate our Church i regard As the most important ques Tion of this series and i cannot answer it is a out West assured of the fact How car does this charge of not sustaining our general Assembly a go what is there ? if some one More. A a Toni Patent it than myself does not answer him w u he not let us hear from him again As this is vital and the churches should be informed upon it. Iri this regard we had supposed d a. My master and Thomas As above suspicion. To the 5th question of a a out West a we would say a Constitution has been secured and printed and if he will apply to or. J. G. Monfort or to either of the professors elect of the Seminary he will no doubt be i supplied with copies for myself and friends. A charter has also been secured at least Steps were taken to secure one from the legislature of Illinois at its late meeting the provisions of which have not yet been made Public but will be without Quot doubt in due time. As to his 6th question no doubt hut.-the7 propriety of placing the institution under the a care of the general Assembly will be discussed As it has already Many advocates in the West. I have thus noticed and briefly answered As far As i am Able the questions proposed by your correspondent not expecting to answer him upon All Points fully or satisfactorily. I Trust his weighty and important questions will elicit answers from those More intimately connected with this Enterprise than i am. Let us have investigation and truth will be elicited. I was glad to see the letter from or. Phelps respecting the affairs of Alexander College. I believe my facts were precisely As the. Or. Gives a them and my inference from the facts was precisely As the or. Now informs us is the Case. I stated that the building had been sold and hoped it was Only that thereby a More advantageous arrangement Pecunia Rily a might be made. No one Oan rejoice More than myself in the Success of. Alexander College. May it soon be placed upon a basis of pecuniary permanency which no contingency can move. It Eun not be spared. A we want More like it. May the lord direct in All departments of labor which has for Ite object a his glory. A a a a yours Norih West. Church officers and private members socially and7 publicly Importuna Tely pleading for the outpouring of the spirit ? dear Brethren would you have the present state of things to continue ? do you say a a i can do nothing to remedy the evil a is this True ? can you indeed do nothing for your masters cause ? have you no influence ? during the late political contest did you so undervalue your influence were hot Yogi whole energies enlist eco and exerted to promote the cause of your favorite candidate ?. A will not your Zeal a in this matter condemn you ? is the election of a chief magistrate so important and will you no employ your talents and influence bestowed too by him who demands them for the cause of the supreme Buler. Of the universe ? of set not earthly things before heavenly a let each one resolve to do All he can for the promotion of vital godliness and accompany every Effort with earn. A divine Blassingin a state of Prosperity. M. Tor the presbyterian Banner Ana what Yon can. In looking around on the apparent alarm ing state of declension among us can we avoid coming to the conclusion that the churches Here if not actually Retro grading Are at Best stationary All there a is a lamentable listlessness and want of Energy among professors and especially a Lack of the a spirit of Grace and Supplica-tion�?�1 and that while this state Quot of things exists we cannot reasonably expert Prosplr Rity in the Church hut Idear Christian Friend let us put Tjie inquiry. A rho among us Are sincerely a and earnestly a a stirring up ourselves to take hold Quot of ?�?�1&Quot Are we with our whole hear Tgu seeking Quot the Blessing of god on the churches 7"1 a Are a we As individuals wresting daily in families at the. Family altar and As a. For the presbyterian Banner and adv Cater. A. Heavenly blessedness. Of what holy Joy what raptures will fill our souls if permitted to enter the Paradise above Therese shall meet our redeemed friends and Kindred who have gone before us to glory. There we shall dwell with Abraham Isaac and Jacob Andall the redeemed of god eternally. But is there not a dearer object than this upon which All our Hopes Are centred ? there we shall meet of Ira blessed redeemer. We shall behold Quot him As he is in All his glorified Beauty. That stored head which Quot was once crowned with thorns Sharp and piercing we shall behold encircled in Crown of glory. Of Happy souls to be permitted to see the Saviour. Face to face and dwell beneath the smiles of his coup Tena nce forever and Ever. This is Well Worth a life of devoted Ness of patience and resignation. Of Blissful thought i 0, Happy Day when we in heaven shall meet to see our Saviour face to Facea and worship at is feet. R. La for tbs presbyterian Banner and advocate. In doff the wicked. A among the cities of the Plain were Sodom and noted for their wickedness tamed for their idolatry forsaken by every virtue they asked no Mantle for their evil deeds no hiding place from the just vengeance of an offended god. Proudly rebellious they cast aside the restrain of god and Man. The gifts upon their sin to polluted altars. Were broken hearts their maker they had forgotten they fashioned for themselves a god of pleasure whose voice might never break with Sinai thunders their Long endless sleep of sinful gratification. The Sun of righteousness had sunk forever and the. Rayless night of iniquity closed around Thep at whose dawning no Sun toy mercy should., arise and a a Pye slept As calmly is Quot tto of go Quot no Quot a lightning stroke would come secure even1 in the hour of their a destruction. A but god had said a i will not always strive with the wicked a and in his own appointed time he poured upon them the. Vials of his Wrath and with fearful vengeance swept them from the face of thee rtt to be no More remembered save As a warning to such As fear not the al mighty. A . W pm a fact sat Ita Niit. Without established principles our feelings contend against evil As an army without a Leader and Are far oftener vanquished than victorious. A mirth is like a Flash of lightning that gleam of Clouds and glitters lor a moment cheerfulness keeps a kind of Daylight in the mind and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity. Wood and is stated on Good scientific authority that As Wood contains a great Quantity of oxygen and Anthracite Coal none a Iesu a air is taken from an apartment when Wood is used for fuel than when Anthracite Coal is used. For this reason the atmosphere of apartments heated with Wood is More genial and Wood is More healthy and requires less cold air from the outside to Supply the fire. origin of wealth is in a moral feeling self denial. A a Here is something i will not consume away i will take care of it store it up for the future a use of7 myself or the Man who first said and acted thus Laid the foundation of a virtue upon Earth. The savings of each Man Are a Diffusive Blessing to All and therefore so far frugality is a thing which ally May and ought to applaud. True courage. True courage is not moved by breath of. Words. A. While the1 rash bravery of boiling blood a impetuous knows no settled principle. A feverish tide it has dts ebbs and flows As spirits Rise or fall As wine inflames or circumstances change but inborn courage a the generous child of fortitude and Faith holds Ite firm Empire in the constant soul and like the steadfast pole Star never once from the. Same fixed and faithful Point Dev Clines. A a Hannah More. Obedience in is uns Peak Able what a Blessing it is to a child what a saving of unhappiness and. Wickedness in after life to be Early taught absolute obedience there must be no hesitating or ask iid go Why but what a Mother says must at once 7 be done the Young Twig bends easily butt remember that in after years Ife grows hard and you will break before a you. Can Bend it. A. Little steadiness at first will save you Many Quot years sorrow. While you. Insist upon obedience however you must take care that you Doi not provoke Weld Andje Eipps a disobedience by a unreasonable and Fooladi a Frova be not your cold Reid to Pratt a in in it is n excess any to punish them see that it a never be1 do Nee it Yible Iolj and in passion but As a duty. A a

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