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His great work was atonement by principal object which the Christian the expiatory sacrifice of himself. disciple was called to regard. But This was the baptism with which he let the great work for which he had to be baptized; the cup which came into the world be considered ; he had to drink. From his first and let it be remembered, in con. movements, he steadfastly set his nexion with this, that the Spirit was face to go to Jerusalem, where he not given, as subsequently he was was to be offered up, and made sin given, till Jesus was glorified ; let for us, that we might become the the immeasurable importance of righteousness of God in him. Christ's death, resurrection, ascenAlong with this, there was his work sion, and glorification, be recolof teaching; but that teaching re lected,-and, along with this, that ferred not to himself in the manner of the outpouring of God the Holy in which his Apostles subsequently Ghost; let it be distinctly kept in referred to him in theirs. To the view, that, from the glorification of full work of redemption, whether the incarnate Son of God, the meby price or by power, (to advert to diatorial reign was established as it a common distinction,) he could not had not been established before, be expected clearly and largely to and that, from the descent of the refer, while as yet neither was the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost, price paid, nor the Spirit of power the dispensation of the Spirit was received and sent forth. To these established as it had not been estabsubjects, indeed, he occasionally, as lished before ; and must it not be in his wisdom he saw fit, referred; obvious that a new class of teachers for the “great salvation ” “ began was necessary, from which might to be spoken by the Lord,” and was issue the light which should clear up afterwards “confirmed unto us by what hitherto had been enveloped in them that heard him." But these mystery, and that the church should were not the ordinary, the principal be declared to rest on the Apostles, subjects of his ministry. Wbat he who taught the accomplishment of did teach, indeed, was of the high- prophecy, as well as on the Prophets, est importance, and by none of his by whom the prophecy was first desincere disciples will the evangeli- livered? And thus it is : “Ye are cal record of his teaching be at all builded on the foundation of the neglected. He laid down the great Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ principles of the laws of his own himself being the chief cornerkingdom, as they were to be ob stone." served by all who should submit to Mr. Newman says, that “the very his yoke, and receive the blessings promised office of the Comforter of his grace. The mistakes of men was, not to make a new revelation, on the great questions of true reli but expressly to bring all things to gion, and true virtue, he dispersed, their remembrance" which “He had as the breath of heaven rolls back said to them ;” not to speak of the clouds that obscure its bright himself,” but “to receive of Christ's, Dess: and as the light of the world and show it unto them.” But what he manifested to men the TRUTH does our Lord say? Does his prowhich they were to love, and in mise even seem to intimate that the which they were to walk. All his teaching of the Apostles should be teaching declared him to be indeed thus-speaking economically; for the eternal Word, the forth-beaming there is, of course, a sense in which of the divine glory.
no man ever spoke as He did-infeBut yet it is remarkable, that it is rior to his own, the echo only of not said that the church rests on the words which had been spoken by the foundation of Evangelists and himself ? True, no new revelation Prophets ; as, surely, it would have was to be expected; for the Probeen, had the Gospels been so emi phets and our Lord, taken altogenently superior to the Epistles; and ther, had stated the great principles the example and teaching of Christ, of God's redeeming plan. But yet while tabernacling with men, the many truths, till all was accom
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plished to which they referred, were phets by the Spirit.” (Eph. iii. necessarily involved in much ob- 4, 5.) scurity; and a developement was But it is a question of fact. Is necessary, which should come be. there in the Epistles a clearer, fuller fore men with all the brightness and declaration of the will of God in power of a new revelation. And Christ Jesus concerning us, in relathis was promised. The sentences tion both to doctrine, duty, and priI have quoted give only some of our vilege, than had been given before, Lord's words. I say not that the or is there not? The Evangelists omission was intentional; but it is place us as in the presence of Christ, certain that the omitted words, being living, teaching, dying. The Episa part of the promise itself, do give tles, by the inspiration of the Holy a view of the subject extremely dif- Ghost, open to us the whole mysferent from that which they seem to tery of Christ crucified and glori. bear, taken by themselves. ' In John fied ; and now that the richest gifts xiv. our Lord says, not only that of grace are provided, we are-as we the Comforter should bring all might have anticipated-required to things to their remembrance, but contemplate the hope of our calliug, also that he should teach them and the riches of the glory of God all things. (Verse 26.) And in the in his inheritance in the saints. sixteenth of John he speaks still This fuller, brighter view Christ more explicitly. “I have many promised, and the Holy Spirit, by things to say, but ye cannot bear them the Apostles, has actually given.
Howbeit, when he, the Spirit We find it in the Epistles, the of truth, is come, he will guide you records of the perfectly-established, into ALL TRUTH. He shall glorify and fully opened, reign of Christ the me : for he shall receive of mine, Mediator, and of the dispensation of and shall show it unto you. All the Holy Ghost, who spake by the things that the Father hath are Prophets, and who still, as the Spirit mine : therefore said I, that he shall of Christ, abides in his church, and take of mine, and shall show it unto dwells in the heart of every faithful you.” (Verses 12—15.) And there. disciple. fore, thus speaks the Apostle : Do we, then, supersede the Gos. “We have received the Spirit which pels by the Epistles ? Far from it. is of God, that we might know the But neither are we to supersede the things that are freely given unto us Epistles by the Gospels. Both of God. For who hath known the belong to the volume of inspired mind of the Lord, that he may in- Scripture, and will both be valued struct him? But WE HAVE THE accordingly by fall to whom every MIND OF CHRIST.". (1 Cor. ii. 12, word of (od is. precious. Taking 16.) “ We speak the wisdom of the word of God as he has given il God in a mystery,” he declares ; to us, from every portion shall we and he thus spoke“ in words which seek to learn the intended lesson, the Holy Ghost teacheth.” And in that so we may be complete in all another place he explicitly states, holy wisdom; desiring to enjoy all that “the mystery which had been the blessings of our fully-accomhid from ages and from genera. plished redemption, and to fulfil all tions,” “is now made manifest to its obligations. In such a state of the saints." (Col. i. 26.) And again: mind, instituting no comparisons as “Whereby, when yo read, ye may to relative value between the Gospels understand my knowledge in the and Epistles, we shall most gratemystery of Christ, which in other fully receive both, devoutly use both, ages was not made known unto the and earnestly pray that both may be sons of men, as it is now revealed more abundantly blessed to the ediunto his holy Apostles and Pro- fication of the church, and our own.
SELECT LIST OF BOOKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED
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[The insertion of any article in this List is not to be considered as pledging us to the approbation of its contents, unless it be accompanied by some express notice of our favourable opinion. Nor is the omission of any such notice to be regarded as indicating a contrary opinion; as our limits, and other reasons, impose on us the necessity of selection and brevity.]
Temporis Calendarium : or, an Al- pended to the discourse, is confessedly manac for the Year of our Lord 1845 ; one of the best that has been written. being the first after Bissextile, or Leap Memoir of Eliza Coultas, Daughter Year, and the ninth of the Reign of of the Rev. W. Coultas, Wesleyan Her present Majesty. By William Minister. 12mo. pp. 50.
Mason. Rogerson, Greenwich, Kent. The An instructive statement, which we can Twenty-Fifth Annual Impression. cordially recommend ; being adapted for 12mo. pp. 48. Mason.–We are glad extensive usefulness to young persons to find that this most comprehensive and generally, by impressing upon their useful Almanac maintains its well-earned minds the uncertainty and brevity of popularity. The merchant and agricul- life, and the paramount necessity of a turist will not fail to find in it a valua- timely and saving acquaintance with ble companion, whether in the counting God. house, or at the fire-side, for purposes of Memoirs of Mrs. Mary Cullen, Wife counsel and instruction.
of the Rev. John Cullen, Wesleyan The great Efficacy of simple Faith in Minister. 12mo. pp. 53. Mason.---A the Atonement of Christ, exemplified in brief but affecting record of the life and a Memoir of Mr. William Carvosso, death of a most exemplary character, sirty Years a Class-Leader in the Wes whether we view her in the relation of a leyan-Methodist Connexion. Written daughter, a wife, or a mother, in each of by himself, and edited by his Son. An which she adorned the Gospel of God abridged Edition. 18mo. pp. 180. her Saviour. All who peruse this docuMason. The first edition of this Me. ment with a desire for edification, will moir has had a very extensive circula not fail to obtain it. tion : about fourteen thousand having The Opinions of the Rev. John Wesbeen disposed of in England, and probably ley in reference to the Relation which not fewer on the continent of America. Methodism sustains to the Established This abridgment is intended for the use Church, fully and fairly stated; and its of schools, and for that class of persons present Ecclesiastical Position vindiwhom the price of the original work cated. By Corbet Cooke. 12mo. pp. 51. prevented from possessing it.
Exeter.-A truth-telling pamphlet ; and A Funeral Sermon occasioned by the worthy of an extensive circulation in Death of the Rev. Henry Moore, those parts of the country where attempts preached in City-Road Chapel, Lon are being made to entice the members don, May 30th, 1844. By the Rev. of the Wesleyan church to forsake her Jacob Stanley. 12mo. pp. 36. Mason. services, and attend those of the Estab-At the request of the late President of lishment. Mr. Cooke deals with his the Conference, in which the Executors subject in a plain way, so that the humof the late Mr. Moore cordially concur ble villager, and the romantic young genred, Mr. Stanley, on account of his long tleman filling the office of Curate of the and intimate acquaintance with the de- parish, may equally understand him. ceased, was desired to undertake the The tract has our hearty approval. duty of preaching what is technically Memoirs of Mrs. Gibson, late of termed “the Funeral Sermon." This Newcastle-upon-Tyne : including Selectask Mr. Stanley has accomplished in a tions from her Correspondence. Ву manner creditable to himself, as Francis A. West. Second Edition, reit is honourable to the memory of the vised. 12mo. pp. X, 318. Hamilton departed. The sketch of the early and and Co.-We are highly gratified at the religious character of Mr. Moore, ap appearance of a second edition of this
most instructive piece of Christian fe countrymen. Mr. Moore confessed, that, male biography, and see no reason for like Brainerd, he was formerly afraid of altering the opinion which we gave of those public Meetings; but, upon being this volume when it first emanated from present to-day, he was of the same mind the press.
Mrs. Gibson possessed a to which Brainerd was brought in the mind of high intellectual order; her sequel ; namely, that “GOD WAS IN piety was deep and extensive ; and her
I KNEW conduct was in harmony with both ; so NOT." that we can cordially recommend the A Commentary on the First Chapter serious perusal of these Memoirs to all of Genesis ; in which an Attempt is connected with the church of Christ, but made to present that beautiful and or. principally to the female portion thereof, derly Narrative in its true Light. To and especially to the Christian wife and which are added, A short Treatise on mother.
Geology, showing that the Facts asserted The Ileavenly State : Sermon by Moses not only agree with, but corro preached in Wesley-Chapel, Halifax, borate, geological Facts, illustrated by on Sunday, May 12th, 1844, on occa Sketches. A short Treatise on the De. sion of the Death of the Rev. Henry luge, shouing, from scriptural and geoMoore. By Samuel Dunn. 12mo. pp. logical Facts, the Cause of that Catas28. Snow. -Mr. Dunn, in this dis. trophe. By Thomas Erley, M.A. Sra. course, recognises the goodness of God pp. xvi, 161. Hamilton and Co. We in the adaptation of heaven to the nature, have examined the contents of this very capacities, and necessities of human pleasing volume with considerable inter. beings, whom he considers as corporeal, est, It displays much originality of moral, intellectual, social, active, and thought, and an evident desire to submit immortal beings ; in which discussion he all human reasoning to the great touchdisplays much theological knowledge and stone of divine revelation. There are piety. The sketch of Mr. Moore's life a few positions taken by Mr. Exley from that is appended to the Sermon, is valu. which we should attempt to drive him, able on account of the record it contains did our space allow ; but these are so of his former hostility to public Meetings few as not in any degree to injure the for Missionary purposes, and the subse- character of the work itself, which is quent change which his mind underwent worthy of the thoughtful examination of on that subject. At one of the annual every biblical student. assemblies of the Missionary Society, in The Death of Wesley. By Marshall the City-road chapel, April 27th, 1822, Clarion, Esq.-We have been much inMr. Moore observed, that while the terested in contemplating this splendid blessings and glories of evangelical truth engraving : as a work of skill, it reflects had been passing before his eyes, during great credit upon the artist, and will not the addresses delivered by preceding fail to be duly appreciated by the Wesspankers, he had really felt, with great leyan Methodists of the present day; force, that it was good to be there. He and especially by those whose ancestors had usually been afraid of public Meet. were acquainted with the venerable ings, except those to which he was called Founder of Methodism, or who had witfor the purpose of preaching the word of nessed that great revival of religion in God; but he recollected what happened which Mr. Wesley took so prominent a to Mr. Brainerd,-a name that could part, when it was comparatively in its never be mentioned without honour. In infancy. We congratulate Mr. Clayton the wilds of America he once met with a on the beautiful manner in which the savage, so called, who at first terrified engraver has accomplished his task; and him, but afterwards gave him great com- hope that it will receive hearty support, fort. This was the only savage, as well and an extensive circulation. as he recollected, who ever frightened The Rev. John Waterhouse, of the Brainerd ; yet so it was ; the Mission Wesleyan Missionary Society, superinary was, for once, afraid when the man tending the Landing of the Missionary, first came forward; but, on entering into the Rev. Charles Creed, with his wife, conversation with him, he was astonished at Taranaki, New Zealand.- This truly and delighted to find that this was a beautiful picture is printed in oil-colours, man who had been speaking to his own and published by Mr. Baxter, the papeople about God, the Great Spirit, and tentee of oil-colour printing. The scene striving to persuade them to forsake their which is attempted to be described is sins ; and who, when he could not do taken from the Wesleyan Missionary that, had run into the woods to weep, on Notices, and is thus detailed : “Our account of the vices and obstinacy of his reception among the natives was very
encouraging. As soon as Mrs. Creed to see the way in which the Parisians approached the shore, in the boat, they spend the Sunday evening; and began to cry out, Emata ! Emata! “strolling down the Rue Royale to the that is, 'O mother! O mother !' and spacious Place de la Concorde, I plunged,” seven females immediately ran into the says he, “into the crowds which rolled in sea, up to their shoulders, caught her up vast tides through the place westward into in their arms, and carried her on shore, the Champs Elysées, and followed the where she was welcomed by all in the avenue towards the triumphal arch." most expressive manner.” The artist We deeply deplore the appearance of has been happy in the likeness which he this paragraph, and sincerely hope that has given of Mr. Waterhouse : this fact Dr. Durbin, should another edition of adds materially to the value of the whole; this work be demanded, will see it necesand we cannot but think that all the sary to remove it entirely from his pages. friends of that lamented Missionary, who The licentious habits of the Parisians on can afford to purchase the picture, will the Lord's day are sufficiently notorious, avail themselves of this opportunity of and need not any additional testimony being put in possession of a portrait of a to corroborate the fact. The rigid sancvalued friend and devoted Minister in tity of the Sabbath is commanded by the midst of his Missionary duties. holy writ; and Christians are enjoined
Observations in Europe ; principally to abstain even from the appearance of in France and Great Britain. Ву evil. We are informed with regard to John P. Durbin, D.D., President of the regalia in the Tower, that it is doubtDickenson College. In two Volumes, ful whether all be gold or real diamonds 8vo. pp. xii, 308; vii, 312. Wiley and that glitter there ;—then of some rigPutnum.—The expectations in which marole story of our Queen Victoria we indulged, when the publication of manifesting symptoms of anger at the these volumes was announced, were not House of Commons refusing a grant of a high order; knowing that works on of £50,000 to her royal consort, and Europe which emanate from the trans- allowing only £30,000 ; and that, atlantic press, are very far from affording “since the birth of a Prince of Wales, either instruction or amusement to their and some Princesses, Prince Albert has readers on this side of the Atlantic; not received an additional allowance, which, because of the claims to national supe. together with his appointments as Field riority which the Americans are Marshal, &c., amount to £50,000 a stantly making, their ignorance and dog- year.” Pity it is that Dr. Durbiri has matism in treating of the institutions of given no further inforination on this their fatherland, or the bitter animosity subject, that we might investigate which they manifest when their repub- how this enlarged income has been licanism is assailed; but solely on ac granted without any other person than count of the miserable absence of talent himself having any knowledge of it! which almost without exception charac. On the subject of the battle of Waterloo terizes their books of travel, and noto the learned Doctor is really amusing ; riously distinguishes them from those of although the achievement of that victory any other country in the world. We by the allies is an event which he laregret to be compelled to place this work ments in a manner truly lugubrious. of Dr. Durbin in the same category. He spent a day upon the field of WaAs a literary production, it is by no terloo, and carefully inspected the ground means creditable to the University of in company with an actor in the strugwhich our tourist sustains the office of gle, who was probably one of those President: the composition is puerile guides who are ever on the alert, in the and careless; the facts which are stated immediate neighbourhood, to conduct are vapid, descending even to twaddle ; strangers over the ensanguined grounds, for instance, that the waiters at the hotels and whose statements are as varied as and cafés had difficulty in understand the countries from whence the visiters ing his French ! (at this we are not sur. have wandered. Be that as it may, the prised, if the specimens given on the Doctor attempts to demonstrate that the pages of the work are to be considered British lost the battle, and were only examples of the Doctor's acquaintance saved from utter annihilation by the with that language ;) that he found it Prussians. The accounts in circulation impossible to realize the holy day on the of this battle, Dr. Durbin tells us, first Sabbath he spent in Paris, so that derived from British sources ; and we after preaching in the Wesleyan chapel know too well, from the official statein the forenoon, and attending divine ments of British officers and the acworship in the evening, he “determined counts of British historians in (with)