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Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner and Advocate (Newspaper) - October 3, 1857, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaPresbyterian Banner amp aty"49. A one thing is needful a Quot one thing have i desired of the lord a a this one thing i whole no. 362 Dafid Mckinnet editor and proprietor. Publication office Gazette building fifth Street above Smithfield Pittsburgh a Philadelphia 111 South tenth Street below Chestnut Advance. For the week ending saturday october 3, 1857. By mail or st the office 11.50 per year i gyre Dos pop Attr delivered m the City 1.75 a a Quot j0-0 a work Lotus. Ripul prayer. Kind Shepherd of the people take our children in thy arms Pivot act them from All evil snares and guard them from All harms. We Pray thee bless our Little flock guide thou their infant feet and never let them wander where bold sinners love to meet. These tender flow rets let them be As plants whose fragrant breath shall Rise like Ine Nae to thy throne and form a heavenly Wreath. Let Grace from heaven like Dew descend upon these blossoms fair and no sad Bill get befall these ends of Promise a death thy care. Of May their Youthful Days be Given to Jesus their dear Friend and Early let their lisping prayers in accents soft ascend for infant hands in Rev Renoe clasp do Sweet voice of childhood sprayer come gently to thy throne of god and find acceptance there. A midst ail the pomp and Pride of Earth a mid dangerous snares of life a midst tempter a Wiles a mid hard Ning scenes through All the worlds great strife preserve them Safe their hearts still fresh still pure from earthly dross still marching on and bearing High the Standard of the Cross. To now commit them lord to thee of bless them with thy love that they May Honor thee on Earth and dwell with thee above. Thus safely guide them in the Road that leads to Canaan fair and when they reach by Blest abode of May they find us there. 3.l.c. For the presbyterian Banner Ani of regeneration. Letter vile a letter answered. Then they that feared the lord spake often one i to . Iii 16, i the letter. I a a Reo. And dear sir a i have received your letters with pleasure and i Hope i May by the Blessing of god derive much Good Birom them. As you desired me to write in regard to my views and feelings of divine things i can not write with that certainty Fin regard to my future state As i wish to feel. I cannot say As i heard some say that i x can read my title Clear to mansions in the but my views on the subject Are different from what they Onee were. At times i think i can say Christ is a tedious to my soul again i am clouded in doubts and fears add unbelief and then i am constrained to think that i have never Felt the renewing and sanctifying Power of the spirit within me. I often feel to exclaim a a tis a Point i Long to know Oft it causes anxious thought do i love the lord or no ? i am i his or am i not a i a a i know and feel that i am a sinner the a chief of sinners j and i know and feel that Christ alone can save the guilty wretched sinner but the unbelief and doubts that arise truly the heart is deceitful above All things and desperately wicked a if i love Why am i thus ? Why this Dull and lifeless Frame a Pray for me that i May he created anew and be kept by the Power of god through Faith unto salvation. Please write As often As the answer. My dear Friend a yours is just received. You complain of doubts and fears a Rod unbelief. Did you Ever see a living child that did not cry it is Well to be cautious but not the most confident Are the most Safe. Some who have broken with Confidence and certainty in regard to their Hopes and prospects have afterwards Given fearful evidence that they were deceived. They read their a a title Clear a As they thought when they had no title at All. So the Stony ground hearers seem to have been very certain and confident receiving the word with Joy j and yet they endured but for a time. A Hope that endures is better than a Confidence that deserts and deceives. A a Matt Xii 1�?23 Mai. Iii 16�?18. One has quaintly Baid a a Hope so that you can keep is better than a a know so that you can lose. Weak Faith unites the soul to Christ As certainly and As surely As Strong Faith. Pull Assurance is not the attainment of All. But for this we May seek in the use of Means and in the discharge of duty and we have the Promise then shall we know if we follow on to know the lord. A Hosca i god promises to save All who believe in his son if we believe then we May be assured of our salvation but the evidence of our Faith is to be sought in the purification of our hearts in our progressive Sanctification and hence our Assurance May be in proportion to the clearness of this evidence. That every convert must have an immediate evidence of his acceptance and yet May fall away and perish is grossly inconsistent for according to this latter View Tubero can be no Assurance of salvation at All. Heme Reber god invites sinners to come to him add promises to receive and save. J Esus will in no Wise cast out them that Home to him. Hence if we it to believe if we truly come to Christ and Trust in him we May be assured of our salvation if we believe and Are justified we Are saved we have eternal life. But the evidence that we do believe and hence Are justified the evidence of our justification is to to sought in our progressive Sanctification. According to the clearness of this evidence will be our Assurance. He nce the need of watchfulness and prayer and Diligence to attain this Assurance As Paul to the hebrews ave desire that every one of Joa do show the same Diligence to the full assure dec of Hope unto the end that be be not Slothful but followers of those who through Faith and patience inherit the rises Heb i 9�?2. See also 2. Pet. You Biem to know something of your own heart. You know you Are a sinner. You feel your need of Christ. But your sense of unworthiness should not keep you from Christ but Lead you to him. He is Able and willing to save you and to save you now he is just the Saviour you need confide in him love and serve him and he will be your Saviour and enable you to say i know that my redeemer Xix 25. Look away from yourself to Jesus Christ and East yourself with All your guilt and burdens upon him and you shall find him a present and a faithful Saviour. It May be you will find some satisfaction in Reading of the evidences of regeneration and i am glad for your Sake that we Are soon to enter upon the consideration of them. May you find them All in your own heart and life. Read the whole of that precious hymn from which you quote 287, and also 164 and read again the letter of or. Scott in my preceding letter a a on the knowledge of Pardon and the witness of the spirit a and be Earnest in prayer and diligent in duty and patient in trial. A a Plain duty is Seldom satisfactory to Meu never so in the highest sense unless they Are taught by the spirit. The word of god is believe and thou shall be saved come unto me and i will give you rest. But men want an evidence of their acceptance before they believe instead of taking god at his word and confiding in what he has said they want an Assurance of forgiveness and a Sedge of Pardon before they embrace Christ. This they can not have. True they May persuade themselves they Are forgiven and satan May whisper peace to their souls but the Only Way of True peace is by Faith in Jesus Christ. They who believe Are justified and have peace with . V 1. Let the sinner Trust in Christ and rely on him and he is Safe. This is what he is to do and not be looking in his own heart for an evidence of his acceptance. Gods a Ord declares that every believer shall be accepted let that word be trusted. Jesus Christ has said him that cometh to me i will in. No Wise cast out let the sinner come. God has promised to receive and forgive and save those who embrace his son by Faith. He is faithful his word can not is the foundation of our Hope a foundation for the full Assurance of Hope for Strong Consolation. God can not lie he has confirmed his word by his oath. Let Christ be embraced and then we May be assured of our salvation for god will not suffer them to perish who believe on his son. His word is an evidence which can not deceive a faithful and True your Fluty is not to be looking in your own heart or 1 in your feelings and exercises for an evidence of your acceptance but to receive Jesus Christ and rest on him and then you have gods own word that you shall be accepted and saved. That word can not fail. Then rest on his testimony not on your feelings Baton gods own Wordy and let this be seen in your life let your progressive Sanctification give evidence to yourself and to the world of your justification by Faith in Jesus Christ. Come to Christ now believe on him rely upon him and live to his glory and thus make your calling and election sure sure to yourself and sure to . I ut-20 2. Pet. I 10, 11.�?� if you truly believe you shall be saved and hence May be assured of you or salvation but the evidence of your Faith As Well As the evidence of your regeneration is to be sought in your life. By their fruits be shall know them. And to these evidences we shall now attend but for the present , Vii 15�?20. Yours truly. Tahiti. The annual report of the London missionary society contains a letter from the Rev. W. Howe who says a i have lately been occupied in comparing the number of persons in Church Fellowship before the establishment of the French protectorate at the period when it has been fully established and at the present time and the result has been most Gratifying to my own mind. At the first period 1842, there were about 1680 Church members on Tahiti and Timeo. In the second 1851, when the two islands were supplied by three English missionaries and the native students in the Seminary the number of Church members reported was upwards of 1600, which was probably somewhat More than that of 1842 soon after that period the districts were entirely supplied by native pastors Only with one exception and there Are at the present time upwards of 1600 members in the two islands and Many Are now seeking admission. It must also be borne in mind that during the period from 1851 to the present time the population of the two islands has been reduced by epidemic disease and removals at least 1000, a Large proportion of whom were Church members from Middle to old age so that the present number is a proportion of communicants to the population greater than it has Ever relation to Christ. A Christian is one who has a relation to Christ not a professed hut a real relation not a nominal hut vital relation yes a very Peculiar. And pre eminent relation rising above every other that can be mentioned spiritual in its nature and never ending in its duration and deriving the Possession and continuance of every enjoyment from Christ. Beware of a christianity without Christ. It is a Stream without a Fountain a Branch without a living Root a body without a soul. In Christ dwells All the the godhead bodily. A a and be Are Complete in him who is the head of All principality and it is from him alone that strength can by derived to subdue the corruptions of our nature. Faith in the great head of the Church engages the assistance of the holy spirit on behalf of believers without whose special influence it is impossible for the soul to do anything effectually in Point of duty or to oppose any sin with Success. from deep places can see the stars at Noonday and in the utter Depths of her self abasement she the Syro phoenician woman catches the whole blessed mystery of heaven like st. Paul a Christian a a in having nothing she possesses All no humility is perfect and proportioned but that which makes us hate our ourselves As corrupt but respect ourselves As immortal the humility that kneels in the dust but gazes on the skies a Arllier Butler. A a from our London correspondent. In Dir Public anxiety loss of life rebel proclamation sum my of position of affairs the activity of the cabinets the Queen and the super Ere City subscription prayer for India a american Mission station destroyed revolt not caused Why missions varied evidence Church missionary society supposed letter of or. Duff As an a a old Indian Quot a the True cause of the conspiracy the Brahman and the Engalee editor the Quot times a on the right Side satan and his instruments England s chastisement cuffs advice British valor against fearful Odds French admiration christianity and heroism in India China and lord Elgin the american pirate and his trial Australia and presbyterian san a articles of Union of. Synods the secession and scotch deputation a British Wesleyan conference building and College funds and schools american deputation doctor Bunting ordination and tobacco a another Union Macaulay and the peerage. London september 4,1857. Indian affairs continue unceasingly to absorb Public attention. Every mail adds to the intense anxiety that prevails besides bringing agony to mothers called to weep Over sons slaughtered by the mutineers or it May be daughters from whom not Long since they parted in i their purity and Beauty who have first suffered the most frightful indignities and then been out in pieces. Besides the loss of three general officers Barnard by cholera and Wheeler and Lawrence in fight every Day that the army continues before Delhi precious lives Are lost in the Battle at Agra a goodly i number of officers and civilians fell. But the number slaughtered by the Marratta chief Nena Sahib after the surrender of Caw pore after the death of Wheeler and the most solemn Ais Suranee of safety amounts to hundreds of men women and children. Allowed to embark in boats artillery was directed on them. Some attempting to escape to the other Side of the River found themselves in the hands of remorseless enemies who speedily destroyed them. Harrowing tales Are also told of the total extinction of British life at the fort of Jhansi which was unable to hold out against the Delhi our troops beheld a Large Foree of mutineers coming from a distance marching into the City without the possibility of doing aught to arrest their Progress. The following is a translation of a proclamation issued by the rebels its mischievous tendency will be sufficiently apparent. Mus sullen a and Hindoos league together in their common hatred of the a a infidel a eng Lish make a combined and deadly Onset and seek to extirpate the very name of christianity from the land. A insurgent following is a Correct translation of the proclamation issued at Delhi by the insurgents a a to All Hindoos and Mussulman citizens and servants of Hindoos an the officers of the army now at Delhi and Meerut Send greeting. A a it is Well known that in these Days All the English have entertained these evil designs first to destroy the religion of the whole Hindoos Tani army and then to make the people by compulsion christians. Therefore we solely on account of our religion have combined with the people and have not spared alive one infidel and have re established the Delhi dynasty on these terms and thus act in obedience to order and receive double pay. Hundreds of gnus and a Large amount of treasure have fallen into our hands therefore it is fitting that whoever of the soldiers and people dislike turning christians should unite with one heart and eating courageously not leave the seed of these infidels remaining. For any Quantity of supplies delivered to the army the owners Are to take the receipt of the officers and they will receive double payment from the Imperial government. Whoever shall in these times exhibit cowardice or a sedulously believe the promises of those impostors the English shall very shortly be put to shame for such a. Deed and rubbing the hands of sorrow shall receive for their Fidelity the Reward the ruler of Lucknow got it is further necessary that All Hindoos add Mussulman unite in this struggle and following the instructions of some respectable people keep themselves secure so that Good order May be maintained the poorer classes kept contented and they themselves be exalted to rank and dignity also that All so far As it is possible copy this proclamation and dispatch it every where that All True Hindoos and Mussulman May be alive and watchful and fix it in some conspicuous place but prudently to avoid detection and strike a blow with a sword before giving circulation to it. The first pay of the soldiers at Delhi will be 30r. Per month for a trooper and lor. A foot Man. Nearly one Hundred thousand men Are ready and there Are thirteen flags English regiments and about fourteen standards from different parts now raised aloft for our religion for god and the conqueror and it is the intention of Caw pore to Root out this seed of the Devil. This is what the army Here a a this document a says a writer from India a a has not appeared Here in print nor would it be prudent at present to make it generally known in India. The allusion to the impending outbreak at Caw pore is a demonstration of organization and concert on the part of the general Havelock a Fine specimen of a Christian officer after three Brilliant victories Over the monster Nena Sahib had recaptured Caw pore. The armies of Madras and Bombay still remained True to England. The following is a Clear and succinct account of the position of affairs As respects Bengal from the London daily Telegraph in addition to the Madras and Bombay presidencies and the extensive country of Singh which have been altogether undisturbed we Are no w free from danger throughout Bengal proper. Every sepoy battalion in that province has been disbanded or disarmed that is to say the whole Delta of the Ganges and the lower parts of the Burma Minter Basin comprising a Hundred thousand Square Miles of territory and Twenty six millions of population have been rescued from the mutineers who hold not a single Inch of ground in All that valuable territory. In the upper country we find the civil government supreme in the Punjab although in certain districts the sepoy had broken out. So much for the account on one Side. But on the other hand every province of Northern Hin Doostan and Central India is a theatre of military rebellion and these As will be seen by a glance at tha map fill up the immense area Between the Rivers Soane and Gog a the Himalaya mountains the sutlej the Western deserts and the Ner Budda a three Hundred and fifty thousand Square Miles of land inhabited by sixty millions of people. Within these limits we have Only the ground we stand upon even that is threatened and we Are pledged to reconquer the whole. The season is unfavourable to military operations and the cholera rages in fortress and Village has visited the Camp and is believed to have smitten its thousands of victims in Delhi. To this estimate of lost territory and authority must be added independently of civilians women and children murdered the hourly sacrifice of distinguished officers three deaths of generals of divisions announced by the last mail besides those of colonels and captains More numerous than at one period headed the British armies in the Peninsula troops Are being dispatched from England at the rate of a thousand a Day. But the voyage is Long and in the meantime a a the Hope deferred a about Delhi May it is feared by some end in the raising of the siege of that fortress j that would be a Ca a a i lat nity indeed which entrust a gracious i Providence May Avert up the Cabinet although. Parliament is broken up have still lingered in London and lord Palmerston with the Duke of Cumberland and lord if insure Are de voting their whole time and energies to Miu Ary affairs. While fifties thousand troops Are already dispatched Ana All these since Early in june seven additional regiments Are under orders for India your of infantry and three of cavalry besides a Large Force of artillery. If there Iii a a a a be a Winter Campaign eighty thousand British troops forwarded. 3 athe Queen has repaired w. Her Highland Home As is usual with her at this season of the year. But her heart i Idad she feels intensely for the sufferers let Lealnd a As she. Did for the army in to e a Nafea the City of London has. Initiated subscriptions lor the Relief . Hundreds who halt naked and de tits Ste of All things a men. Women and Childr Esry have escaped to Calcutta Northwest provinces alas to How Many More might that Relief together with the Noble hospitality of Calcutta itself been administered who have been the victims of barbarous atrocities and fiendish cruelty i a prayer for India is now. The urgent duty of the people of god. On both sides of the Atlantic. Whatever there has been evil in British policy and administration in India yet it is certain that Angl and Power there destroyed the work of Christ an i Sions and of Bible printing and. Circulation there would be either utterly extinguished or indefinitely postponed. Theja Menan missionaries in India know and feel this and at Allahabad the Mission premises of the american presbyterian Bogard have been destroyed by the Mutiny �.11 the houses have been Burnt the press plundered school Library. Apparatus. Amp a. Made away with. The loss is calculated at �12.000. Or. M Cleod Wylie of up a paper suggest no a beets of special prayer which had been circulated there. The t ree Church commission recently earnestly Calls upon the people of the Church to offer up continued prayers to almighty god that the Tinous out Breaks May be speedily quelled., that the rulers c f India May be filed with tron Goth and Wisdom and that these events May be overruled for the furtherance Jot the gospel. They also enjoin All minister to make this a subject of special prayer from a Sabbath to Sabbath. A similar Resolution has been adopted by the commission of the a tab listed is coming out More distinctly every Day that the revolt has not been caused by missionary operations 1st. Lithe fact remains that the High caste soldiers who Are the mutineer Ujj Ere jealously guarded from Contact writhe the missionary. 2fl. Missions in India were so scanty that they scarcely touched the mass of the population and in the North West provinces in two of its Revenue divisions there were Only six missionaries and m a third none. This is the Mam scene of insurrection. In the remaining districts with eighteen millions of a population there were Only forty-five1 missionaries and in fifty four cities whose population ranged from ten thousand to one Hundred and eleven thousand there was no missionary. The whole country of nude was without a missionary. 1 missions might have prevented the insurrection. A. A we have talked Quot says or. Wylie a a about missions but have really done comparatively nothing. We need not therefore Marvel if we find the same unmitigated hatred to christianity in the Mohammedans the same tenacious adherence to caste in the Hindoo and the same Bloodthirsty iness which was exhibited five Hundred years ago.�?�3d. The Church missionary society has just issued a most valuable document to the same effect. It states that the society has had three Hundred stations All Over India with the avowed object of conversion and 2,015 schools containing 64,480 boys and 14,3.98 girls that missionaries have Itin rated in All directions without offence or molestation that the chief Success has been in Southern India where Are nearly eighty thousand converts and these districts a a Are the most quiet Chr a further it is shown that by government schools missionary schools were virtually opposed while the latter were the popular schools and that in the rebellion of the sandals the government sought other missionaries to establish schools and to reside there As one missionary had effected so much in the Way of quieting the people. Finally a there has been no popular out cry against the in addition to the foregoing evidence there comes out in the Girnek of this week a letter signed a a an it old Indian a dated a a Calcutta july 10.�?� i am strongly disposed to believe from internal evidence that doctor Duff. Is the writer taking that for granted and looking at the tone of a a a Leader from the times following the publication of the letter we have i am thankful to say at length got an authoritative verdict As to the real causes of a the Mutiny and to the Absurdity of attributing it to government noun Teanee to Christian missions. A a. As to the cause of the rebellion or. Duff writes a a it is not possible any longer to deny the fact that it is the result of a cunningly contrived political conspiracy on the part of the Mohammedans a conspiracy having for its immediate object the extermination of the British Power in order to pave the Way for the ultimate establishment of their own next lord Ellenborough had spoken very spitefully of missionaries and of lord Canning abetting them. In one House of parliament and or. Do israeli in the other a the latter asking a a whether lord Canning the governor general was to be recalled a Well what does the a a old Indian say he tells How an old Kulin Brahman a a one of the astute st of his race a an acquaintance of Twenty five years standing had called on him and referring to lord Ellen boroughs statements abruptly said a did you Ever see such nonsense a he then went on to say that every sensible native in India would laugh at it that what the people feared was not discussion or instruction in religious matters for a they were rather fond of both they feared Force but if that were not used they did not care How Many missionaries or a instructors were working among them nor How much Money was subscribed nor who the subscribers were a a a whether you or the governor general or Queen Victoria or. Duff goe3 on to state How the Brahman editor of the largest Engalee paper had furnished his readers with an engraving of a a new edifice for the largest missionary education in Calcutta a the free Church College accompanied with an elaborate Eulogy of the Zeal of its founders and subscribers and the perfect fairness of its conductors who resorted to no compulsory the a a old Indian adds a a he must indeed proclaim his own ignorance who does not know that the Hindoos left to themselves Are speculatively at least the most tolerant of religionists.�?T. While the tat in of a Star Eirot be several months ago. Propagating the wicked delusion that the Brut h go Cranmer t a Bent on inter Cring with Cate and forcible proselytizing the references were not to the proceedings of missionary societies nor to the governor general s subscriptions to he it ble societies All the e last of a local nature the City i Sion for lapsed and nominal christians and one or two popular schools but to past legislation in connexion with the abolition of suttee in the act of Dalhousie securing conscience allowing widows to marry and lastly to the greased cartridges All these were pretences put Forth by Mohammedans to help on their plot for a regained Empire. Or. Duff. A the old Indian declares that from personal inquiry he can a a state for the last one Hundred years daily prayers have been offered m the mosques throughout in do a for the House of Timber. The new Rifle Cartridge affair came opportunely to the help of the conspirators the great bulk of the sepoy with All devouring were duped and driven on by designing men. But the plot prematurely exploded at Mee rut otherwise the historian would have had to record not merely outbreaks and massacres but a a the Dow mall of the British Power and the absolute extermination of the British people from Cape co Morin to the such is an outline of this masterly and characteristic letter and what is most Gratifying is that next Day after its publication the times virtually endorsed the whole of it stood up stoutly for lord Canning s right to subscribe to Bible and. Missionary societies As a private individual freed the mis a Nanes from reproach while condemn ing a military colonel who had preached to the sepoy and declared a that christianity must be allowed without impediment to confront both mohammedanism and paganism. That is All we ask for a a a fair Field and no favor Quot a a a Liberty of prophesying a a the free us of the Trenchan Blade of truth. A. A it would seem As if satan in great alarm for his kingdom had stirred up the two great systems of darkness dominant in India a a against the lord and his at the same time we Are justly chastened for our base trucking to idolatry. But i Trust and believe that purified and humbled the officers of our Indian army the civilians there and this nation will come Forth out of the struggle. It May be a Long one however and the divine purposes of mercy be a while concealed until we have been thoroughly humbled. Or Duff a Noble letter concludes thus above All let the British government assume a More consistent and dignified position than heretofore on the All important subject of religion. Wholly withdrawing its direct countenance and support from All Hindoo and Mohammedan Shames. Let it after the Noble and fearless example of general a Hearsey so deservedly eulogized by lord Ellenborough openly and frankly avow its own belief m christianity while it proclaims anew the unchangeable is of its policy of neutrality or non interference with every other Faith. Such a candid avowal coupled with such a proclamation would help to dissipate the spell of mystery and delusion which its past ignoring or virtual repudiation of the Christian religion has tended to throw Over the Universal mind of India filling it with the strangest suspicions gloomiest tears and most sinister apprehensions in a word let us see Quot honesty and disinterested kindness Manly firmness and Fidelity Strong common sense and Anglo Saxon Energy Rise to their proper Ascendancy in this sorely distracted land soil that has been savagely drenched with the blood of massacred British matrons Maidens and children will yet Spring Forth the Sta Eliest monuments of a glorious consolidated British Dominion. The French newspapers speak with end thus asm of the extraordinary valor displayed. By a handful of Anglo saxons in India and re dict the final and entire subjugation of Ndia from our National Energy. Beautiful instances of heroism combined with a Manly piety come to Light. More than one a hed in vicars a who had borne the Cross for his lord amid contumely and ridicule has proved the Quot bravest of a the Brave and has died gloriously for his country. Tears of admiration Are. Extorted from Many an Eye at this time ,1 assure you. The private letters published daily in the times Are most affecting and at the same time nerve the country to do and. Dare every thing for the recovery of India. From China we learn that lord Elgin the British a plenipotentiary had arrived that he had gone northward with the View of communicating if possible with the supreme government that the disavowal of Yehu a proceedings at Canton and reparation for British losses would be demanded and that if these were refused War would be de flared and Canton occupied. We Are also told of the trial of a american named Eli Boggs at Hong Kong for piracy and murder. A a a handsome boy with a face of feminine Beauty Large Lustrous eyes a Mouth the. Smile of which might woo Coy Maidens affluent Black hair not. Carelessly parted hands so delicately Small and a White that they would create a sensation in Belgravia such was the Hon Kong pirate Eli his guilt in spite of a two hours Deferie by himself a a without tremor or Appeal for mercy a was clearly proved. He had been mixed up with the bloodiest acts for three years. The jury however a moved by his youth and courage and straining hard their consciences a acquitted him of murder but found him guilty of piracy and he was sentence to life transportation. Alas for his parents if they Are. Living and alas for himself even with life spared and blood on his soul and with the Beauty of Adonis but a a tigers heart 1 verily a a a the Way. Of the transgressor is hard a Andje the begin Ning of sin is like , put of water turning away from India and China and referring to Australia and the state of religion there in connexion with the free Church it appears that there Are Noble openings for ministerial work both in new South Wales and Victoria. It is recommended that probationers going out from Scotland shall not be designated departure to a particular territory but under local Presbyterio a control shall act As evangelists for a time and have a fixed stipend until they Are settled pastors of not less than �200 per annul. A number of Young preachers had Quot arrived., at Melbourne but More Are earnestly sought. A eleven. Wesleyan ministers had arrived in one vessel the a a articles of Union Between the Quot free Prei by tenant Syno Daet of Victoria the Lavter hitherto represented the scottish establishment Are Given at the free Church record. For the present month. They agree to the common of standards of the Westminster confession catechisms directory and the second Book of discipline. They recognize the civil magistrate s a right and duty to use his official influence and Power for the maintenance and Protection of truth and the repression of error and ungodliness but disclaim All persecuting principles. They claim exclusive and uncontrolled spiritual jurisdiction for Church courts and that a a there can be no Appeal from any of their decisions to any civil court or ruler they likewise assert for the people their full right to have no minister intruded on them and to elect their own office bearers. And finally they assert their own Synod s supreme jurisdiction Independent of a a interference or control of any ecclesiastical body foreign to v these principles summed up in a formula Are to be signed by every licentiate and every minister. It will be perceived that the free Church platform is virtually adopted. And that the establishment party have come up to it. The title or the United body is Tobe the presbyterian Church of Victoria. The painful fact remains that a Small minority of our minister and three elders who after every attempt to conciliate Weie out off Laid on the table a protest Ola Imine to be the True free Church of Victoria. A weighty deputation from Scotland is implored �1.000 have been deposited for their expenses. Several of those named were willing and ready to go hut with great regret the record states that they Are personally unable to do so others it is trusted May go or. Cairns writes a a to obtain deputation. I go Down on my Knees to your committee and the Church at Large if not sent he predicts a the direst adversity. On the other hand the need of a United action against the tearfully demoralizing influences of Australia is most pressing and both on policy and principle to consummated Union seems a great and important Good pregnant with blessed results. A a the Anglo Saxon colonization of Australia a writes or. Lilley a a seems evidently a step in the development of the plans of divine Providence relative to the conversion of the Heathen masses of the chinese Empire As Well As other nations of the Southern hemisphere.�?�. The British Wesleyan conference held at Liverpool reported contributions for Chapel building and the extinction of Church 5 debts of upwards of �87,000, of Day scholars a total of 52,630 and of Sabbath school children 437,814, an increase in both departments of More than 27,000. The Wesleyan have two colleges�?one1 at Richmond the other at Didsbury the annual expenditure upwards of �4,000, and a Large balance on hands. A one of the most interesting parts of the proceedings was the reception of a deputation from the american methodist episcopal Church consisting of Bishop Simpson or Mcclitock and the reverend or. Mill Burn the aged chaplain to Congress. Speeches were delivered similar to the addresses before the Irish Wesleyan conference As noticed by me m a former letter the venerable or. Bunting who is fast declining sent a message to conference that a a he died in the True Faith of evangelical armenian ism not arminia ism alone that might Lead to a Legal experience but evangelical from what i know of the Good Man his evangelism is stronger than Quot his arminia ism and none puts More Honor on and sacrifice and the work of the holy spirit As Well As justification by Faith. The Wesleyan Are the very Antipodes of negative theology. Sixty two candidates were accepted at conference As preachers. Thirty eight ministers had died during the year Only twelve this year were ordained. In the examination of candidates for ordination a there was a slight pause in regard to one of the questions which refers to abstinence Funi co by cd of snuff arid Dramis hich by direction of or. Wesley is put to All entrants. Two of the Young men had indulged in the use of tobacco one pleaded medical authority on account of Quot Throat affection hut being almost recovered he said he had discontinued the practice. Another had used tobacco in Western Africa for Protection fro the climate but since his return he had Given it up. Whereupon. Jackson and West fathers in the Church expressed their views against the habit of smoking the latter stating that a the had great difficulty in securing Homes for smoking preachers at conference time that their sons might be corrupted by their learning to smoke from the ministers they on the whole it is Clear that in spite of the disturbances in the conference some years ago. And a secession from it and of Many faults in its management especially the want of elder ship to keep the ministers m Check methodism is displaying extraordinary vigor m All its operations and is a mighty instrument tor Good m great Britain t Vul a thai Rilo Wesleyan fam-1 ily the a Wesleyan association and the. A a Wesleyan reformers a the last mentioned the secession from the general confers Quot ence already alluded to have lately effected a ecclesiastical Union with the suggestive word a free Quot prefixed to their new title Macaulay the historian r about to be made a peer. It is Roten medias an Honor to literature but if he were not a great pet of the whig party perhaps it would not have been bestowed. He needed not this to exalt him. Poor Are the titles compared with the nobility of Genius or Worth a a King can a make a belted Koght but a Man is a Man for a that a.,. Roy. G. C. Gorham. Rev. G. C. Gorhau the Well known defender of Evang elitism in the diocese of Exeter died in june at brain Ford Speke. A a he Sank at last a Fekays the record a a from Complete exhaustion in consequence of an affection of the lungs. A his last moments were perfectly collected very peaceful and full of quiet Confidence. It will be matter of deep thankfulness to Many who have prayed for him that the words a peace perfect peace a were constantly on his lips during the twelve hours which preceded his Calm dismissal. His sufferings m the refiner s fire were not Only blessed to his own spirit and to the edifice family a Bye been happily the Means of drawing Forth deepest sympathy and Large expressions of Christian Charity from every Quarter. He was engaged even to the last Day of his life upon his forthcoming work reformation Anlo data Nitts. Learned of books they Are masters who instruct us without rods or Ferrules without words or anger without bread or Money. If you approach them they Are not asleep if you seek them they do a not hide if you Blunder they do not scold if you Are ignorant they do. Not laugh at a. Filial judicious Hooker used to say a if i had no other reason and motive for being Eligi dus i would earnestly strive to be so for the Sake of my Mother that i might requite her care for and cause her widows heart to sing for Luther s contributions to the proposed Monument to Luther in the Cathedral of Worms begin to flow in freely from the German states. Four Hundred florins have been contributed by the grand Duke. Of Baden accompanied by an autograph letter expire sing his warmest sympathy and interest in the Success of the work. The lilies of the far from the probable site where the Sermon on the mount was delivered our guide plucked two Flowers supposed to be of that species to which our lord alluded when he said consider the lilies of the the Calyx of this giant Lily resembled Crimson velvet and the gorgeous Flower was of White and Lilac Aud truly no earthly Monarch could have been a a arrayed More gloriously than a a one of such is tha testimony of nature to the words spoken by our lord a travels ill Palestine. Quot a. Life a May compare the troubles which we have to undergo in the coarse of this life to a great handle of faggots far too Large for is to lift. But god does not require us to carry the whole at once he mercifully untied the handle and gives us first one stick which we Are to carry to Day and then another which we Are to carry to Morrow and so on. This we might easily manage if we would Only take the Burden appointed for is each Day but we choose to increase our troubles by carrying yesterdays stick Over again to Day and adding to Morrow a burdens to stir Load before we Are required to Bear it Mohammedans and Thi . Hamlin relates that a Mohammedan of the head of about sixty villages had a persecuted a Bible co Porteur. The co Porteur gained Access to him testifying that he was Only circulating gods inspired word a let me hear them a said the proud moslem a a from the Prophet As he listened he at length asked for the psalms and then for the prophets and then for the gospels and then for the epistles till the co Porteur had read to him eight hours when he told the co Porteur to go on in his work and assured him that if again molested he would be his protector. A Good understand that the Rev. John Owen who has just left Shrewsbury Parish Kent co., md., for. Texas has been offered by a wealthy lady in the latter state a comfortable House several acres of ground and a cow free of All charge from the time of his settlement a the fall title to the whole to be made Over to him when he shall have remained settled in the place for three years. This too in addition to a respectable support from other sources. A step this m the right direction toward securing to ministers a settled Home and to parishes a permanent recorder. people Are never Content with their lot let what Voll happen. Clouds and darkness Are Over their Heads alike whether it rain or Shine to them every incident r an Accident and every Accident a calamity. Even when they have them own Way they like it no better than your Way and indeed consider their most voluntary acts As matters of compulsion. A child about three years old was crying because his Mother had Shat the parlor door. A poor thing a said a a neighbor compassionately a you have shut the child a it s All the same to him a said the Mother a a he would cry if i called him in and then shut the door. Its a peculiarity of that boy that if he is left rather suddenly on either Side of the door he considers himself shut out and rebels there Are older children who take the same View of things. teacher whether of science morals or religion is exerting an untold influence. The mind comes under his care in that plastic state that makes it susceptible of being moulded into almost any form and turned in almost any direction. A a As the Twig is Bent the Trees in of Ned so a the mind takes the direction Given by its teachers in youth and in its maturity can no More be Eha need than can the gnarled the fall grown Oak be straightened. Says one a a you May build temples of Quot Marble and they will perish. You May erect statues of brass Ana they will crumble to Dost. But he who. Works upon a the. Human mind implanting Noble thoughts impulses is rearing structures that shall never Pensh. He is writing upon tables whose material w indestructible which age will not efface but win big been and brighten to All a a Massachusetts teacher

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