Pittsburgh Presbyterian Banner (Newspaper) - April 12, 1862, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaP. My Kinnib. S. Little Pavid my Kinney amp co. Editors and proprietors. Terms in Advance. Do news s�bsorip�o�t8.m. .$1.50 in t.25 1� Jettjr Letl of the cd Les. 2.00 two dollars a Ftp will Send by mail Sevonty number for orb Dollar thirty three timbers. V a a tors sending us Twenty subscribers and upwards will thereby entitled to a paper without charge. A it it a Twila should a prompt a Little before the year expires Send payments by Safe hands or by mall. Direct All letter to David my Ken they amp co., Pittsburgh it the Banty of the Church to educate at her own Cost every Young Man whom the holy spirit Calls to preach the gospel. If As has been seen in our last article on this question it is the duty of the Church embracing her entire membership to preach the gospel to every creature 5 and if As was further seen it is her duty to do this through the heaven ordained Agency of men who Are called to the office of the ministry by the holy ghost it must be mat Ftp Etc that the question placed at the Hea of this article is reduced to very narrow limits. If the positions embraced in this statement Are valid then the question of duty must lie Between the entire Church and the individuals singled out by the holy spirit and called to the work of the ministry. The duty of preparation is implied in the commission Given to the whole Church and no less unquestionably implied in the Call to the execution of this commission Given to the individual. As the work of preparation involves not Only labor buteo st the question is who is to Bear it a the Young Man or the Church ? against the former conclusion and in favor of the latter there Are Many weighty reasons 1. The class of men chosen for the work of the ministry warrants the inference that it is not the will of god that those a who Are called to serve him in the gospel of his son should Bear the Burthen of the work of preparation. What was True of the membership of the Church at Corinth is True of the ministry. To them with singular appropriateness the language of the apostle to that Church May be addressed a Eye see your calling Brethren How that not Many Wise men after the flesh not Many mighty not Many Noble Are called but god hath chosen the Bolish things of the world to confound the Wise and god hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which Are mighty and base things of the world and things which Are despised hath god chosen Yea and things which Are not to bring to nought things that Are that no flesh should glory in his it is just As True of the ministers of Christ As it is of the private members of his Church that it is not the Wise or mighty or Noble who Are culled. The venerable or. Alexander whose observations As an instructor of candidates for the ministry through a Long life must give great weight to his opinion on this subject in a Sermon preached near the close of his life advanced and sustained the proposition that the gospel is not Only preached to the poor but by the poor. Indeed so prominent is this fact in the history of the Church that to Are persuaded few will Call it in question. From the Call of the fishermen of Galilee to this Day the master has i Awn his ambassadors chiefly from the poor. It has been by the poor that his gospel has been preached in this feature of his policy an the administrator of the Economy of redemption we have a Clear intimation of his will As to whether the Cost of preparation should be borne by the Church or by the individual. By this course of procedure in calling his ambassadors he shuts the Church up to the necessity of providing the Means requisite to the a preparation of those whom he Calls or of refusing to fulfil her great commission. By laying upon his Church the obligation to preach the gospel to every creature by the Agency of men called to i qualified for the work and then calling those who Are not Able through Lack of Means to qualify themselves he places the Church under the Manifest necessity of supplying the Means or of proving Recreant to her Trust. When a Young Man of this class appears before a presbytery and the presbytery after due examination Are satisfied that Christ has called him to preach the gospel it is at their peril they refuse to receive him As a candidate. Is there a presbytery in Christendom that would refuse to receive a candidate whom they believed to be called because he was destitute of the Means of obtaining an education ? Why this were to revolutionize the policy of the divine administration and Transfer the honors of a place on the embassy of reconciliation from a the poor to the Rich and to wrest so far As Man can the keys of the kingdom from the bands to which Ohr Idt has cd Rio of netted them. Such a position could not retaken except on the Assumption that wealth is a condition of admission to the ministry. And if this ground is taken and the divinely ordained Rule of vocation which was established on the Shore of Gennesaret remain a revoked then must the great majority of those whom Christ has called to the ministry be excluded from the Harvest Field. 2. The readiness of the. Church to sustain candidates for the ministry is implied in that prayer which in of Radience to the command of her lord she is Ever presenting before his throne of Grace. In beseeching him to Bend Forth labourers into the Harvest she professes her readiness to do All in her Power to cooperate with his Providence and Grace in sending Forth those whom he May Call. She places no restrictions around his will either As to numbers or Means. She asks him to Send Forth labourers and it were a reflection both upon her sincerity and her humility to say that she is not ready to receive As ills ambassadors All whom he May choose to Call and to provide As far As in her lies All the mean necessary to their equipment for the Field. Would it not be impiety of the deepest die to reply to the lord who in answer to her supplication had conferred upon her As an Amba ador one who was not mighty or Noble or Wise or wealthy saying a a take Back thy gifts for he upon whom thy Choice is fallen cannot hear the Cost of if the Church is novt or he first time in her history either in mix a be old testament or the new. To take the position that she 1 not to Bear the expenses incident to the preparation of her ministry she is certainly under All the obligations which Candor and sincerity can impose in the most sacred of All transactions to express in unequivocal terms when she bows before the lord of the har Vest the conditions on a High she is willing to receive an increase of labourer let her not ask As if Slid were willing to nor fit to the Wisdom of her lord All questions rela rive to persons and Means and then As if she had reserved to herself the tight of Challenge except from the list of his appointments those who Are unable to educate themselves. On the principle that it is Dot the duty of the Church to educate those whom Christ May designate As Bis ambassadors that prayer which was placed upon the altar of intense by her great High priest cannot be offered any longer with out modification. Instead of simply ask we labourers she must in conformity with vol. A. No. 30. Pittsburgh saturday a pril 12, 1862. Whole no. 498. My Imarn Tes presbyterian Banner publication office a go Zutte buildings m finn 8., fim Boroh a. Philadelphia Sobish West cob. Of 111 ah9 advertisements. Terms in Advance. A Square 8 lines or Leas one insertion 60 cents Eacil subsequent insertion 40 cents each line beyond eight 6 Els a Square per Quarter $4.00 each Une additional 33 oepts a reduction made to advertisers by the Vear it business notices of lines or less Eoo each additional line 10 cents. David my Kinky a co.,. Proprietors and publish chs. The principle that those who Are called Are bound to Bear the Cost of their own preparation Pray the lord of the Harvest to Call and Send Forth wealthy labourers into his Harvest. 3. Justice demands that the Cost of preparation be borne by the Church. If it be said that such questions Are too so cred to be determined on such principles we would refer those who have any such doubts to the argument of the apostle in support of the temporal claims of the Christian ministry i. Cor. In. He appeals to the customs of men and argues from the fast that the Husbandman and the Soldier and the Shepherd and even the very oxen which Lead out the com Are rewarded for their labor that the ministers of Christ ought to be rewarded for theirs. It is True the apostle is Here simply laying the basis of an a fort Iori argument the conclusion of which he advances interrogative by a a if we have sown unto you spiritual things is it a great thing if we reap your carnal things a but in laying the foundation of his argument on the principle of work and wages he sanctions and authorizes the application of the principle of Justice Between Man and Man in the settlement of All questions which May arise Between the Church and her servants in the advancement of the kingdom of their common lord. The question Between the Church and her candidates during their course of preparation belongs to this class. As the duty of preparation rests upon both by virtue of the general commission and the specific Call the question is by which of the parties a the candidates of the Church a shall the Cost be borne. There can be but one answer to this question. The society and not a few of its members ought to Bear the Cost incident to All its operations. The Church As an organization Foi the evangelize Tion of the world As the apostle argues is not to he regarded As exempt from the operation of this principle. In order therefore to prove that it is not the duty of the Church to Bear the expenses incident to the preparation of her candidates for the work of the ministry it is necessary to show that her commission to preach the gospel to every creature does not Lay upon her the obligation to provide to e me n or to at the ministry is not embraced m the Means. We Are persuaded that when a Christian Mau finds himself driven to the necessity of establishing either of the e positions he will prefer abandoning his opposition to the wrist mutation of candid the for the ministry. A in these remarks we have had reference to candidates who Are not possessed of the mean necessary to their support during a course of preparation. We wish it to be understood however that we do not base the Church s obligation in this matter upon the indigence of her candidates. We have a raged the will of the master from the temporal circumstances of. Those whom he is wont to Call to the work of the ministry but we would be very far from resting the claims of the future ambassadors of Christ upon their present poverty. Had it been our purpose to advocate the cause of Christ a poor we might have appealed simply to the Benevolence of his people. But the cause in hand is the cause not of the poor but of men whom Christ has designated and whom the Church has recognized As his servants to execute the great commission committed to her Trust. So Long As the Church is responsible for the execution of the commission so Long must she be held responsible not simply on principles of Benevolence but on the principle of Justice for the bus tentation of those who Are preparing to execute it. The full development and application of this principle Are so important that we shall devote another article to the subject in the next a Moriber of the and foreign record. For the presbyterian a the pulpit a Little girl not three years old was taken to Church by her Mother Annie was a dear child very smart for her age and appeared very attentive to the a preacher during the exercises. On returning Home her Mother said to her a a Well Annie did you hear the preaching a a a no Mother a was her prompt reply. The question was i ried and her reply was still the same. A a did Yoh. Not see or m. In the pulpit up High a a a yes Mother a curiosity was awakened to know the child a ideas of the exercise. So her Mother asked again a a but what was or. M. Doing up there Quot with the greatest promptness and Compo sure she said a a Why he was just making a now perhaps she was not far wrong in her infantile judgment. There is not a Little of pulpit performance that is Well described by her graphic phrase. I know the preacher on that occasion he is Usu ally not a smasher in his elocution and would not Knock a pulpit Bible to pieces in a lifetime. He must have been doing something extra on that Day a aiming possibly at a popular impression a but there Are More ways than one of making a fuss in the pulpit. Besides the vociferous declamation and the athletic performance what Gower Calls a a the attitude and stare and Start theatric a a a much of the finite preaching comes fairly under this head. Highly polished elegance of style or just As much gew Gaws of tinsel brightness sentences flowery with violets and roses and Hollyhock and sparkling with the so Lendor of Noonday effulgence make a Sermon very Fine there is no doubt of it equal to a pretty fair novel bating the Lack of interest m the Story. But after the pubs is Over what Are its results whose conscience is awakened whose mind is enlightened or Quot guided ? attractions that draw attention to the truth Are valuable however simple they May be while those which draw the mind away from the truth however splendid Are pernicious. There is a picture by the celebrated Paul Veronese which has puzzled artists he has placed the principal figure in the Shade and sacrificed of course the general effect to a whimsical Effort to display his exquisite soft in the subordinate features of the piece. What he did with design is often done m the pulpit i Trust unintentionally by putting god s truth and Man s Saviour in the Back ground scarcely visible through the preacher s tinted Clouds and Blooming shrubbery. A great proportion of the so called deep preach log is but making a fuss in the pulpit it seems to be deep because like a Well it v dark. Not one person m five in a common audience can afford to have a preacher dispense with those important qualities simplicity and clearness. It is hard to sit through a Sermon in doubt whether we ate getting the sense out of it but the additional doubt whether there is any sense in it with a Strong leaning to the negative Side is any thing but an improving exercise. I think it is told of the persians a that they esteem that speech the greatest which is most difficult to be understood. It must be the speakers and not the hearers who have this opinion. Besides for the purposes of pulpit discourse abstruse speculations in theology although Correct and criticisms on the greek or hebrew text although sound Are unprofitable. Many a a person has derived Benefit from Owens Book on justification who would be Able to make Little out of his Learned a sex Creita Tion a on the canonical authority of the epistle to the hebrews. One of the most common and most illusive ways of making a fuss in the pulpit is what May be called the dictionary method. It is really astonishing perhaps it is intended to be so to see what Power in poly syllables some men possess nor is the English language alone at their command. The apostles a doctrine on the subject of 11 unknown tongues requires review and adjustment to our times. It is exceedingly embarrassing to a minister desirous of leading a people in a the Way of knowledge to think that he is not understood if he have this fear he will spurn the suggestions of vanity and help the infirmities of his flock by speaking More plainly. What to an educated Christian Man is the senseless Praise of his a a great larnin�?T1�?� like Dean Swift a a i defy any Man to prove that i am bound by any Law of god or Man to understand the meaning of such words As Phenomena there is some fuss made in the pulpit m the Way of common place preaching or rather the repetition of the same things Over and Over again the Only variety being like that in the indians dinner Conree Succa Tosh in a big dish and Sueca Tosh in a Little dish. Paul a Rule was a leaving the principles or elementary truths a a let us go on to and his preaching of a a Christ and him crucified a embraced All the themes of theology. Growth in knowledge is auxiliary to growth in Grace and the minister should Lead his disciples in both. Gods word is his textbook but bringing Forth things new and old is something More than putting new texts to old discourses. A these reflections on the remark of dear Little Annie and much More the remark itself May afford some Light on the sorrowful question Why is it that a Christian congregation which has for ten fifteen or Twenty years attended on the Public preaching Are sometimes so imperfectly acquainted with the great truths of religion ? some allowance it is True must be made for the in congeniality of the subject of religion but this does not cover the whole ground. The Lack of instructive Ness in the pulpit admits of no compensations. Rhetoric and dictionaries furnish Aid not substitutes for gospel preaching and the exhibition of Bible truth. Sanctified Talent and learning have a wide orbit in theology without losing sight of the Cross of Christ and their Clear and steady Light is better than the gleams of meteoric brightness. A. V,_.-. J. F. M. 4 Worthe presbyterian Banner. From port Royal. Port re had South car., y March 25th, 1862. J a my. Eds to by on behalf of a a the Christian Union of the t6th regt Penha. Vol.,�?� 1 am requested to return our most grateful acknowledgements to the Unity congregation Beaver presbytery to mrs. Clark of Ebensburg and to others whose names Are unknown for quantities of religious Reading set to our regiment by express for general did to Button. We were All greedy for something Good to read and when the books and papers were spread upon the table Many Happy hearts gathered around and very soon the Rich feast of fat things was devoured. May god bless the readings of these documents to the Good of the soldiers and May he also bless abundantly the kind donors for their Beneficence. We have organized in our regiment a religious society by the name of a the Christian Union a for the promotion of personal piety and the advancement of Christ a kingdom and i am Happy to say that it is working most charmingly for the Good of i our men. Article in. Of our Constitution reads As follows a a business. At each meeting subjects May be introduced on which remarks May be made by any of the members that will have a Ute to Deuce to do Good accompanied Quot by singing and prayer. Committees May be appointed to organize Bible classes prayer meetings distribute religious Reading correspond with churches and Christian associations at Home and for such other purposes As May be deemed Here let me request our friends at home1 to write us a Good word to be read in our meetings As often As the can find it convenient. More than once i have seen tears fill the eyes of Brave men when they have read kind words to their souls from the loved ones at Home.1 we have several prayer meetings regularly during the week which Are Well attended and Are truly most delightful and refreshing to the heart amidst the noise and tumult the trials and temptations of life in the Camp. We have also organized a class which holds its meetings regularly every week to practice in singing and we find it a very pleasant and profitable Way of spending an evening. It we have in addition to these Quot meetings a regularly organized literary society which is a most useful and profitable thing to men separated from the surroundings and associations of society at Home. Whilst i believe the chaplaincy of a regiment in the army is the most difficult position to fill in which a minister of the gospel is Ever placed yet with the use of such Means As i have mentioned and with the cooperation of friends at Home i am not without great Hope that god will make the chaplains of the army the Humble instruments of doing much Good to the souls of those Over which in his Providence he has called them to be overseers. It. A provide face has1 favored us with Fine weather in Quot this Southern climate a for open air service. So that during the entire Winter we have been obliged to dispense with preaching on Sabbath but three times. For this we have reason to be profoundly thankful. = affairs in this division of the army Are moving off quietly but firmly and steadily. Unexpected obstructions in the water courses Here have prevented movements from by ing executed which have repeatedly been attempted but very soon our arrangements will be Complete for the bombardment of fort Pulaski and we shall have the privilege of rejoicing in a glorious vice a to. The rebels have Beeri making great preparations for advances upon different parts of our division Bujtas we Are forewarned they had better not be so Foolhardy As to come within reach of our numerous gtd boats. They have a wholesome dread if these and i have but Little idea that they will venture near them. A sad Accident occurred a few Days ago at Otter Island in the 45th Penna. Regt. Two companies went by different roads to capture a body of rebels at. The House of sex governor Aiken on the Mainland and being misled by their negro guides they came upon each other in the Grey Dawn of morning and one company supposing the other to be the rebels they were a no fired and killed Captaine y. Rambo sad a Corporal and wounded several of Hje. They were so close together that when. The command to fire again was Given the voice of the commanding officer was recognized and any further calamity was thut avoided. The Lieut. Colonel of the 55th Penna. Regt a lieutenant of one of the companies in the new York 47th regt and an agent of the government of the search of Cotton on Diko Island one Day last week were surr onried by a party of rebels and All taken prisoners. A. We have captured quite a number of rebels in this division of late and with them we can Quot Prtt Bably buy Back our frien who have been so very unfortunate As to fill into rebel hands. Is it some deserters that have come int Jour lines lately say there is quite a we de spread dissatisfaction among the so a diff Jbf the rebel a Friy and Many of them uld gladly desert if they could get Ati Opportunity. A few More victories on our part will doubtless increase the disaffection Unete until there will be a rebellion within a rebellion. God Speed the right i Send you a copy of a paper published at this Glace which indicates very strongly among other things the permanent establishment of the United states government upon this a a sacred a the health of our army Here is Tiuch better now than it was for several weeks after the division landed last fall. Our regiment the 76th�?has been the Healthiest regiment in the we blk division. We have now but six id the he spite arid there Are no dangerous cases among them. The sickly season is just about commencing again arid it remains to be seen How our soldiers will endure a Southern climate. Yours faithfully b. L. Agnew. Railway statistics speculations As to peace or War a a a tracts for pc Sis and people a a the i shop of Oxford and the Layman a a pleas for. A a doubt a a rep f. D. Maurice a a morality and divinity a the a a a Tivey school acid or. Spurgeon a Satu for fuse Sites a piste Fra new order in the Church of is Nyland an a a a ejected of 1662, and Ike modern Evangeli a cats. London March 14, 1862. Our rail Wax system presents facts and figures which Are very remarkable. The directors of mail ways Rule an a Iris of 100.000 men control a capital of ��b50,-000,000, and receive a Revenue of �28,000,000. The number of railway journeys now taken gives an average of six for every Man woman arid child in the United kingdom. The Price of food especially As to the london1 Supply is we ride affected by railways. West of England gardeners Forward the ii Early fruits to g6-vent Garden scotch Farmers Forward their beasts to the metropolitan Market and their Hind quarters of Mutton to the Newgate meat Factor and while Yarmouth even with Light vans add Post horse formerly Only brought some 2000 tons of fish to London in a year the Norfolk railways often dispatch As much in a fortnight. During last year 12,000,000 cattle sheep and pigs made railway excursions besides 250.000 horses arid 350,000 dogs some 90,000,000 tons of merchandise arid Miri eras were conveyed for which the owners paid a Bill of 15,000,000 Sterling. The London arid Norih was Terri railway extends from lotion to Carlisle from Peterborough to Cardiff and from Leeds to Holyhead. It includes More than 1000 Miles of railway. Its total capital account t is nearly thirty so Vori millions Sterling. Its rolling Stock includes 972 locomotives 1,972 passenger carriages 1,048 guards Breaks horse boxes travelling Post offices and Carriage trucks. If a train were made exclusively of North Western engines it would extend eight Miles if in front of them the passenger carriages were placed the train would extend beyond Barron and nearly to Pinter and if the guards Breaks and goods trains were added it would extend from London to Northampton 67 Miles. The Revenue of this one company last half year was �2,390,000, or at the rate of �88,200 a week �12,600 a Day or �525 every hour Day and night and seven Days a week though it is very pleasing to find that the North Western has reduced its sunday traffic almost to a minimum. Other statistics Are on the Sanie colossal scale on the various lines of British and Irish railways there Are 6000 locomotives Worth Between �2000 and �3000 each. These engines consume half As much Coal As the Metropolis and water enough to Supply All Liverpool. There Are More than 15.000 passenger carriages and 180,000 goods trucks. The engines and vehicles have Cost some �35,000,000. On an average 100 Miles of railway require some six Miles of engines carriages and trucks to work it arid if All wore collected together the engines would reach from Brighton to London the carriages to beyond Wolverhampton and Blisworth and with trucks of All kinds the train would extend to Aberdeen 600 Miles. Upwards of 10,000 trains run every Day Ari average of 7 Start every minute and nearly 4,000,- 000 railway trains ran last trains Pafe a a engr and goods travelled altogether More than 100,000,000 Miles. More than 200 new railway Bills will be brought under the consideration of parliament this ses Boob arid among the pro jets of the Day is that of a submarine wrought Iron tube line Twenty Miles Long from Dover to Calais. A Large ventilating Shaft is proposed to be fixed in the Centre of the Channel and the laying of the tubes is to comm Eric a on both sides from this i Point. Wrought Iron boxes filled with stones on each Side of the tubes Are to keep them in their place and Over them a Ridge of stones or Chalk is to be raised 40 feet in height. It is estimated that the Cost would be �12,000,000, and that the railway would bring Paris and London within 7 or 8 hours of each other. The project however will not be endorsed. Peace or War is being dismissed in connexion with the fort Donelson Victory. At first it was thought that the South would submit. Messes. Neil Brothers of Manchester have issued a circular which leads to despondency among merchants and also affects the Money Market. The a tracts for priests and people a written by clergymen and laymen of the a a negative and a Nti dogmatic school Are still being circulated and read. Tracts no. 6 and 7 Are now before Ine As i write. The first is by a la Mari j. I Ludlow the Sevorid by that str Arige phenomenon the Rev. F. D. Maurice. The two papers form one pamphlet up. 42, duo Decimo size. To Pic Iri the Sermon of the Bishop of Oxford on revelation and the Layman a a then comes the Layman so a dialogue on doubt a arid or. Maurice so a morality and the a a interlocutors a in the dialogue Are a a Gray a Safe Man and a a Williams a a Plain speaking Man the a Safe Many is rather timid in his utterances and of course the Plain speaking Man does the giants business Iri demolishing the Bishop and the a a Safe tiffan or. Wilberforce is reproved for saying that a a doubt a is thrown from your mind just As you would instantly East from you a a a loaded Shell a a his highly wrought picture of the a a doubters death a when he quotes from the Book of Job a a Yea the Light of the wicked shall be Prisc out a &c., is set Down As exactly parallel in the style of pleading As that of those three friends of Job against Whin grids Wrath was kindled. A a there is a says or. Ludlow a a the Saint hardness and want of sympathy with one of the most acute i would almost say one of the most sacred of human miseries the same use of threats arid bullying to crush struggle a which need rather the tenderest now even supposing that the High Church Bishop is rather intolerant and sex Cathedra. In his tone and granting that there is such a thing As honest doubt or inquiry which Longs for Light and has not got it i Quot a which sense rarer thin is generally taken for granted scepticism is worthy of a a act Der est help a surely poor Job was no septic and the fault of his friends was speaking truth As applied Kyle to Liiri As a hypocrite arid an god a which Yas an Puri split and True Toan he did riot Quot desire to Hare Faste ried like a Label if infant ii ii Riri him. The Bishop of Oxford Hiiri self Speaks of those doubts which Irish Lead if being the resource of evil Are the trouble of a a holy souls which a a whether the result of a Peculiar Constitution of body or of mind or the fruit of an unhappy training or the bitter consequences of Post sin Rise unbidden and need the tender Sec eare arid the most Loving but the a a Layman a says that there is an honest doubt which none of these assigned cruises account for arid he instances ask pm psalm Xxiii Jeremiah Xii Xiv Laid. Iii and Christ himself a a Why Hast thou forsaken me a and therefore he says a a when we can once enter into the reality of that awful mystery the son of god for Iriano a Sake doubting god himself we shall feel that to try to stifle doubt by deathbed terrors is to Erue Ify the lord when this language is closely examined by a sound and Well taught mind and when a the real cause of Christ a desertion on the Cross by the father arid of that eclipse of soul is remembered it can hardly fail to Shock As if it almost approached the Borders of blasphemy to compare it with a the death bed terrors a of a dying infidel. The crucifixion is called in connexion with his a whole life a a that inward passion of doubt a and As justifying the Golden lines of the poet a a there lives More Faith in honest doubt believe me than in half the arid thus the a a Layman a goes on to lament a a the absence of positive Faith among our Young men Quot to which a righteous doubt is exactly correlative a and maintains that the prevailing evil of the age is not doubt but rather a a the prevalence and multiplication i of Lazy beliefs in the easily credible or again in either the credible or incredible so Long As neither Rifakes much demand on menus heart and in fact a a this state of mind is closely analogous to that which was exhibited in the multiplication i of gods at and after the Christian Era when All received beliefs sat loosely on men and they were always ready to receive new ones with the old or instead of them so Long As the change required was one of forms or ceremonies Only and not of the life a a in such a state of mind a it is added a a a setter up of a new philosophy As the setter Forth of strange gods is sure of a curious hearing. He who simply seeks to unveil the name the nature the purpose and will of the unknown god an d father is treated As a Mere in the foregoing extract you have a strange Union of presumption of spirit and of i consequence of argument. First of All our new rationalizing schools claim to be doing the work of an iconoclast Paul amid the temples of Athens. But is it so ? is the evangelical spirit of this age that of Frazar who proposed to add the image of Christ to those of the gods already worshipped in the pantheon ? do we endorse every new religion or even some that Call themselves Christian ? no a we leave that to the school of Theodore Parker of Emerson and of their Socin Ian and ratio tial izing followers who All consider a a modes of Faith Quot As detestable endorse a a Jehovah Jove and lord a As alike the father of All who set up and worship in a common Par Theon Mohammeth and Jesus Christ. A a received beliefs Quot amongst us imply the death of a real sin offering the a a resurrection of the dead As the proof of its reality and Efficacy and of its application by the priest on his throne in a word All that Paul preached in his Day As distinctive truth dogmatic undoubtedly in its �?oformulas.�?�. Arid so the a a Layman a ends his shallow tract a without for one moment recognizing the existence of objective truth at All and in that kind of conceited contemptuous tone adopted toward the Anidos of his own Church which in a Layman is bad but in a Clergyman still retaining his emoluments and status and arguing that it. Is right and lawful to do so is intolerable. And so a Gray Quot the Man of Straw the a Safe Man a is made to inquire a a and what do you think All this will Lead to Quot and a a Williams a replies a a i think the Issue must he precisely the same in the nineteenth and probably the next Century As it was in the first and following centuries the fall of All the new philosophic idols Quot Are not Maurice amp co. The Only philosophic party in their eyes ? a was if the old religious ones before one whose name is King of Kings and lord of alas for the cause the glory and Honor of our glorious King if these Trade Era of his True and proper work of obedience unto de the a Humont. For us and in our Stead Are to he his recognized champions and defenders. But now let As hear a no. Ii a a a morality and divinity a by or. Maurice As Many of your readers know or. Maurice although removed from his professorship in Kings College London retains a Lori Don living and this although he denies the real substitution of Christ regards All men As already redeemed and reconciled and looks upon Christ use of sacrifice is the Means of saving the world or in other words making men holy and Happy forever As for the judicial character of god he practically ignores it and denies the doctrine of the eternal punishment of the wife cd a. Or. M. Begins his a a morality and divinity a by referring to a Layman a letter to the Bishop of Oxford a a the 1 suppression of doubt is not the author of that pamphlet said that or. Wilberforce being a Bishop was a a bound to maintain All that a dogmatic Church declares by her authority to be matter of but then a a i am a Layman and shall be Content to preserve the religious truth by which we this a a religious truth is a a the christianity delivered in the Sermon on the the churches a a ten rhinology a her a a creeds and confessions a stand on a very different footing this is the style of this new school. Precept is a a religious truth a not dog Matic statement on this principle our lord himself would be condemned for declaring that he came to a give his life a Ransom for Many arid As for Paul to say nothing of Calvin Luther and the fathers and founders of the Church of England they went away by the very fact of contending for dogmas from a a the christianity of the Sermon on the the shallowness of this need not be exposed. The fatal influence of the Dis Severance of doctrine from duty is the peril of the time. Seveiri Ianis May Well be glad and deism i tsp of May take heart. Maurice accordingly dwells on the Sermon on the mount quotes from it about the two men who built their houses respectively on the Rock and the Sand extracts the passages beginning Quot judge not a Ampe. And then adds a a these Are not words which have passed away. They do not belong to the myths which a refined criticism eliminates from the the italics Are mind not or. Maurice a but they bring out his Peculiar views his ignore Nch of what evangelicals teach As to duty and the ideas cherished and sedulously propagated against the teaching of great facts in connexion with gods work for and in indeed goes a. Lib to la farther than the a a Layman a Iri that he discovers the fatherhood of god in the Sermon on the mount. Nay he admits that Mere moral teaching will not operate on men that when that style has been adopted boors have eared As Little for the preacher As the gentleman a and that the Success of both puritans and methodists was owing to the fact that they a a both ascended into the divine Region a and one would think that he had got the experience of Thomas Chalmers when after his conversion he preached evangelical truth As the basis arid stimulus of evangelical morality and when he Isaw this produce the fruit which before had been totally wanting when he Only spoke of the morality of the Sermon on the mount. A a that which changed John arid Charles Wesley from rather formal Oxford divines into messengers of life to Colliers and ruffians was the discovery to their own Mir ids and hearts of a spirit who showed them their evil beneath All their respectability and Devotion who showed them a deliverer from that evil who showed them that he was Dot less a deliverer for the most disreputable and the most All this is True about the Wesleyan leaders but it is not a the truth. They dealt with conscience they spoke of sin As leading to the a Wrath to come Quot and that Wrath eternal of a judgment Day an eternity of retribution and by a a the terrors of the they roused menus fears and so made precious the hiding place this or. Maurice and his school do not preach god is paternal that is the revelation his Justice inflexible that a a will by no Means Clear the guilty a except by a real sin offering they sect As old fashioned arid so the puritans and the methodists a a both ascended into a divine Region a to which alas the new school never soars. According to or. Maurice Christ sprayer a that they May All be one in us a a does comprehend All churches whatsoever the members of All schools and sects whatsoever their positive principles whatsoever. What we want is a ground in the name of the eternal god which shall embrace a and at last subdue a to itself. We cannot draw lines like those of the evangelical Alliance which shall Cut off the whole latin and greek so that All Paul a denunciations and anathema of a a any other doctrine than that ice have preached a was quite unwarranted for the teachers were professedly Christian teachers. Arius was As truly embraced in the fold As Athanasius and As the article of the English Church which denounce the a a blasphemous fables and. Dangerous secrets they Are simply a a j judging a and the a a drawing of lines a and so of the corrupt churches of the East. If he said that within these churches god has a people a True Church a then it would be True and the barriers would not be broken Down set up by apostolic example by the reformers nor would truth be sacrificed and souls imperilled by false and fatal the inference drawn from the whole matter by or. Maurice is As usual for the toleration by the Church of England of every Shade of opinion. He declares that upon this depends a a the Fate of England a and he trusts therefore that the anglican episcopate and the anglican clergy will earnestly consider what their spiritual four Dation is whether it is an authoritative document or an everlasting act Cordingly he admits that there Are a a opposing truths in the articles,.�?o none of which we can afford the Loose a he deprecated All a prosecutions a of the essayists a was equally exposing our form Laries to Eony tempt by their failure or Bishy Ops Are entreated not to enforce their individual a a notions and opinions a for what Gargon a a the revelation of god is their the Bishops a a probation that god is asking them whether the can Trust it of whether they Trust rather in their own notions or opinions a nay if they done to do thus and not Jet things alone a your National Church will perish a and surely every honest Man or every Man not blinded by the absurd theory of a Maurice and his school which hates nothing but evangelical teaching and hugs every form of so called christianity As in some Way part and parcel of the christianity of the Church Catholic will say a a let the National Church perish a if truth and error Light and darkness grand facts and mythical fables Are thus to be confounded and a a truth on her eternal throne is to be Tir Ted As a Fqy Olja a up action hazing preachers talk much i these Days of a a objective truth a and Jab Jettive the Baptist Maga me one of whose editors is or. Spur go on and in a review which i think bears his stamp thus ridicules this fashion and style of teaching a a glancing at the table of contents of the volume before us we feel no Elevation of our expectations when we read chaps i., ii., and objectively considered heaps. In. And subjectively considered we remark interject ively that viewed objectively such terms Are abject a ively to be described As the offspring of a theology which is treated most reject ively by All sound divines and is Only received by those whose minds Are comparatively bewildered and Are therefore tray actively impelled into an admiration of a jargon which speaking a objectively was invented projective by to prop Gate Inge Stively a philosophy which would act disc actively to the gospel of Christ. Re subjectively we remark that we Are often defectively impressed with the mischief which subjectively such barbarism work to the simplicity of our Faith we exhort All men to treat a objectively a a subjectively a and All such rubbish in the style known As a a Are Pusey ites papists ? is a question on which some Light is thrown by recent utterances of Church organs. The Union says a fit is perfectly True that we have professed a desire for reunion with the ancient Mother of the English Church but it is equally True that we have also advocated Union with the More ancient body from which the roman Church herself is the record a a presumes that it is. Into the corrupt and idolatrous greek Church that the Union seeks the eventual absorption both of the Church of England and of its a Mother Church a of the Union thus apologizes for the word a a mass a a a a is it Worth while to differ from the rest of the Western world in the name which we give in common parlance to the holy eucharist ? we think not. In the first place it is an imposition on Mankind to make them believe that the phrase is essentially roman Catholic. Neither is there any thing in the word itself which would Compromise its patrons inasmuch As it does not imply any doctrine one Way or the other. It is simply an ancient a convenient and accepted phrase under which we recognize the great service in general without reference to any part of it it includes a Here comes out the secret reason of the love for the term a both sacrifice and it is Only just to say that there Are up semite a who do not go so far As the Union but their proclivities Are necessarily the same. The High churchmen at the last meeting of convocation indicated their fears of dissent and their anxiety to keep out of dissent the laity to establish a virtually new clerical order of sub deacons or readers. Canon Woodgate and the Archdeacon warned their Brethren to take heed that in creating this new order they were not establishing the nucleus of future dissenting bodies. If they were allowed to teach and cat Chize they would by and by a want to preach and they would throw off the imperfect restraints imposed. The Canon saw the advantage possessed by the Romish Church in having numerous orders in the ministry which enabled it to hold its strings in its hands and to feel the pulse of the Church to the very extremity and he hoped that the time might come when the English Church might realize a machinery of a similar kind. But the time was not yet come. At present they were obliged a to supplement Church authority by moral authority but Church principles were extending and taking Root and creating an atmosphere in which these institutions might safely float. These Are the Psi Sima Verba and the laity of England now know what Are the Hopes and Aims of the High Church clergy. All that they want by professing sub deacons each of whom is to be under the direction of a a the priest a the word a a incumbent a being rejected is As the guardian honestly confesses to prevent religious Zeal making for itself a illegitimate employment through the Ever ready Channel of and even the evangelical clergy Are getting alarmed about the non conformist memorial Celebration of the ejected of 1662. Or. Miller of Birmingham has spoken a advisedly and bitterly and a Public writer warns him that the a a Fasilis. Descent us of a Clergyman who has got to the Windward of conscience leads to an Issue of most a unwelcome if or. M. And his friends Are not beyond the reach of a faithful admonition i would commend to them the words of m. Trench one of the ejected ministers of 1662 a i do not think that the declaration of a unfeigned consent and assent to alb things contained in the Book of common prayer can be sincerely made by those whose judgments disapproved so Many things contained therein As i do. And i am the Fiore confirmed in this aversion to this la Risno Rita a declaration frorii1 observing several of my acquaintance who have made it by giving a looser construction to several things to. Become less strict and conscientious in other things than they were these Are indeed weighty words. Conscience May not be tampered with a and yet what outrages it receives from evangelicals subscribing to the formulas and services which their legitimate successors put away from them As or. Beg proposes that the next free Chireh general Assembly shall devote a portion of time to a Bicheri teary . Service.