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TO THE EDITOR. He soon obeyed; and was overheard Is the following account of the
by lets cousin, saying, repeatedly, Lord's dealings with a child of
“ Lord Jesus, give ine a good memine (Charles Brett) who died a few months ago, at the
He had been with the family to of
age nine years, be deemed worthy of
Margate last summer, where his insertion in the Evangelical Ma
delight in religion made him rise so gazine, it is very much at your
early as to attend a prayer-meeting service, hoping it may be accept
on the Lord's Day, at seven o'clock; able to your readers, and, by the
and he returned to London, in the divine blessing, be made produc- autumn, apparently in perfect tive of essential good.
but was soon seized with Yours, &c. T. B. indisposition at school. The disBerner's Street.
order which terminated his mortal
existence, was that of water on the WHEN this child was about seven brain ; the foundation of whichi, it years of age, I was enabled to dis- is apprehended, was unhappily laid cover something in him of a pious by repeated convulsion-fits when he cast: he would talk of Heaven and was an infant; and, notwithstand. Hell, the good and the wicked, and ing he had the best of advice, it said, That the former would always was of no avail, as this malady be praising the Lord. He seemed, seems to baffle all human skill, and even then, to have juster ideas of generally proves fatal. the way in which a sinner must be In November last, when he came saved, than many who are of years home, he was a little irritable from of maturity ; namely, That salva- the pain of his disorder. I chided tion was all of grace. When he him, and told him that impatience heard people swearing in the streets, was no proof of his being a religious 'as he walked along, lie would ex- boy, desiring him to pray to the claim, “Oh, papa, how wicked it Lord for patience. Soon afterwards is to swear!" "He was particularly there was a great change in his temattached to a little book, called per; and I have no doubt of his " Janeway's Token for Children;" fraving prayed to the Giver of every and read it several times. He was good gift for the grace of patience. never ashamed of any one seeing Drs. Reynolds and Burges athim engaged in private prayer, tho' tended him; whose very great atI an perfectly convinced it was not tention to him, in the exertion of from ostentation, but in the sim- their united skill, deserves public plicity of his heart.
He would say
as well as private commendation, grace at table with great reverence; although their efforts proved inefand used frequently to declare, he fectual. He said to the physician should like to be a preacher of the who first attended him, “ Dr. Burgospel, “ that he might call poor ges, I want the Great Physician." sinners to the Lord." Though his To the people around him, in his desire was not literally granted, illness, he wouid say, “ Be good, may this account of him be produc
go to the Lord, where tive of the conversion of some, as I am going.” the Lord can work by such simple A few days before his death, he means as these ! - Once I reproved told his mamina that he was a him (when he was about eiglit years savearer. She replied, that she old) for not bringing home the text never heard him swear. "Oh no,' and something of the sermon: he said he; " it is all within !!! He complained of a bad inemory. I told had a great impression upon his bira he should pray to the Lord for a mind of the sintulness of his nature, good one; it was liis duty to do so, and was apprehensive that the Lord
would not accept him. He was told 34.
Two funeral sermons were that his acceptance did not depend preached at the village on the oc. upon his goodness; bilt upon the casion, by the Rev. B. Cracknell, inercy of God, thro’ Christ Jesus. of Weymouth. Before Mrs. Tewx. He was soon after more composed, bury's departure, she expressed an and said he had seen the Lord ardent wish that her daughter miglit (meaning, no doubt, with the eye soon follow her; and now, we hope, of faith) and that he should be at both have entered into that rest rest with him; adding, “ That he that remains for the people of God. took little children in his arms and While they remained in this mortal blessed them, and he will take state, they were active supporters me :'' “ His flesh is meat indeed, of a gospel-ministry; and princiand his blood is drink indeed." pally ihrough their exertions evanThe world was very wicked (he gelical ministers have been encou. said) and “ he would not stay in it raged to preach at Lulworth. May for ten thousand such worlds!”. the inhabitants of that village still He had been in great pain; but, a enjoy the divine light of the glo. few days before his death, he said, rious gospel ! The Lord would not suffer him to These female disciples of Christ be in pain; which was, compara- not only laboured with ministers of tively, the case; and there was the gospel in life, but the same dise some little hope of his recovery ;- position infuenced them to devise but a slight convulsion-fit, on the means that should protract their 17th of December, took him off, and usefulness when removed beyond he was launched into a boundless
the present sphere of action; they ocean of bliss, to enjoy the happi. therefore consecrated part of their ness of the redeemed.
property to promote the glory of From this short narration of the Christ. Two hundred pounds are child's experience, the truth of left to the congregation of Protest. which I and many others can bear ant Dissenters under the pastoral the most solemn declarations to, it care of the Rev. J. Banister, at is evident that God docs not leave Warehanı; and one hundred pounds himself without witnesses of the to the London Missionary Society. reality of true religion, and the ef- “ For whether we live, we live .fects of grace upon the heart, even unto the Lord; and whether we die, • among little children; froin whose we die into the Lord: whether we moutlis, agreeably to his word, he live, therefore, or die, we are the perfects praise, that he may still Lord's. Happy is the people who the enemy and the avenger; for if are in such a case, whose God is they will not believe the experience the Lord.”
B. C. of men, from a false supposition that the whole niay be a delusion or lıypocrisy, — yet, the genuine effu- ANTHONY WARD. sions of a child, who was incapa.
The subject of this brief me. ble of deception, particularly under
moir was a young gentleman, of the circumstances of his case, muist amiable manners, and, in regard to stop the mouths of gainsayers, un- religion and usefulness, highly proless determined to contradict. That this communication of facts
mising. His mind was early in
pressed with the importance of semay be abundantly blessed to the
rious things. He sought the Lord; rising generation, is the fervent and
and the blessings of salvation were sincere desire of
revealed to his heart. The eyes of MRS. AND MISS TEWXBURY.
many were fixed on him; and the
atlections of many centered in him. Mrs. Tewxbury died at East
But the Lord called him away. Lulworth, near Wareham, Dorset, Early in December last lie went Jan. 19, 1803, aged 73; and Miss to Bristol, for the benefit of his 'Tewxbury, her onlrrhill, died at health, but returned in January, in the same place, April 2, 1603, aged it state of increased debility. He
211 then assured me, that the promises our Christian society. He fell asleep of God in general, and Isa. xliii. 2. in Jesus, Feb. 1803, in the 20th in particular, had been his constant year of his age.
"Mark the persupport. His resignation to the Di. fect man, and behold the upright, vine Will, was a prominent feature for the end of that man is peace.” in his general deportment. In re- A funeral sermon was preached, by gard to the affliction, which termi- the resident minister, on the Saba nated his valuable life, he said to bath-week following, from Isa. xliii. me, “ We shall see that it is all 2, and was well attended. right; that he hath led us in a right Warley, near Halifax. T. H. vay. In one or two intervals luis evidences were beclouded, and a
RECENT DEATHS. painful gloom pervaded his mind. But the divine goodness did not On Monday, March 28, after suffer these dark and trying seasons
our Number for April was gone to continue long. From some por
to press, died, aged forty - mine, tion of the divine word, light sprung
the Rev. JOHN EYRE, of Hackney, up, and the clouds were dispersed.
much esteemed, and universally laIt is certain that Mr. Ward was
mented. He had been confined about indulged with living strength in dy
six weeks; but the immediate cause ing moments. Observing his dear of his decease appeared to be a sefriends weeping around his bed, he
cretion of water on his brain. He gently reproved their weakness, and was interred in his chapel at Ho. said, “ they should rather rejoice, merton; and a sermon preached on that another redeemed soulwould be the occasion by the Rev. Rowland safely landed. When a young friend
Hill. His funeral was respectfully called to see him (to whom he had attended by the Directors of the been long attached) he shook him Missionary Society in London, and by the hand with inexpressible ten
many other Ministers and friends. derness, and said, “ I am going to But, as we propose to give a Memoir my rest-I now find the value of of Mr. Eyre in our next Number, religion-I find the preciousness of
we defer the other interesting parthe promises-I shall soon be at
ticulars. Fest. Sweet Jesus! if this be dy- On Saturday morning, April 16, ing, it is nothing. He hath pro. died, aged forty-five years, the Rev. mised never to leave me he will ROBERT CALDWALL, Minister of support me-I shall soon have Silver Street Chapel, and formerly done—I am going fast to my rest.
in the connexion of Lady HuntingBeing asked if he wanted any don. His death was occasioned by thing? he replied, “Nothing but a complication of disorders, which, Jesus—I long to be at rest--thie after long and painful sufferings, Lord is with me." He was desirous brought him to the grave. He was that a few minutes should be spent buried on the 23d, in Bunhill-tields, in prayer, in which he appeared to by the Rev. J. A. Knight; and his join very fervently. To his young death improved by a funeral - serfriend he said, “You must strive mon, at his chapel, by the Rev. against Aesh and blood; I have had Mr. Jones, of Islington, on the sucmany struggles; and you may de. ceeding Sabbath. pend upon it, that whatsoever you On the 13th of last January, died give up this way, will be made up the Rev.DAVID BRADBERRY, aged to you in another world." About sixty - seven, late Minister of the forty minutes before he breathed Gospel at Kennington, and somehis last, he stretched out his hand, time since at Manchester.
He was and, with an expressive smile, he also buried at Bunhill-fields; when said, “ The crown of glory, which the Rev. Mr Humphries, of Southhe hath promised me !" These were wark, spoke over his grave; and, the last words which could be dis- on the 'foilowing Sabbathi, Ir. tinctly heard. Thus departed a Simpson, ul riuxton, preached nis highly valuable young member of
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The Use of Sacred History, &c. Moses, the typical mediator, who [Concluded from our last.]
was innocent in this matter, under
a deep sense of the necessity both UNDER the thirteeneth of satisfaction and of substitution, tion, on Substitution and Atone proposed himself as a victim of dis ment, Dr. Jamieson observes, “Be- vine vengeance, instead of the guilty fore the coming of Christ to take congregation. “Yet now,” he said, away sin by the sacrifice of himself, “ it thou wilt forgive their sin; and there were especially three different if not,” if there be no other mode ways
in which atonement of reconciliation, “blot me, I pray made : By the punishment of the thee, out of the book which thou guilty person, - by the payment of last written.” But a better me. a price, - or by the substitution of diator was necessary. the innocent for the guilty.
“ As true worshippers could not “But the principal moile of mak. apprehend that God took pleasure ing atonement was, by the substi- in sacrifice for its own sake, they tution and punishment of the inno- must have known that no victim cent instead of the guilty ; or, to they offered could have any merit; express it in one word, by sacritice. that there was no proportion bea This kind of expiation being the tween the sacrifice of a beast and most common amongst the Israel, the sin of a man. They could not ites, and containing the most strik- indeed “oífer by faithi," without ing figure of the true, it demands looking forward to a better substivur particular attention.
Without the exercise of "ʻl. The doctrine of Substitu- faith in the surety ship of the Mesa tion was well known to the church siah, their services could not have from the earliest period. As“ Abel been accepted. When it is said of offered by faith," while we know Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, , that his offering was “of the firstand Saralı, that they all died in lings of his flock." we may safely in. faith,''we learn what this grace prins fer that the worship of God by sa- cipally respected. They had not, crifice was of divine appointment. as to the substance, “received the Now, every sacrifice necessarily im- promises;” but they “ saw them plied the idea of substitution. We a far oft, and embraced them.” It cannot suppose that the true wor- was Christ as a surety, whom, in shippers of God were so stupid as the promises, they “ saw afar off." to imagine that the offering of All their sacrifices bore a direct res brutes could in itself be acceptable lation to his “ one offering.” For, to him. They knew, that“ if he in the first promise, he was exwere hungry, he would not tell pressly revealed as a suffering Sathem; because the world is his, viour : hence, when addressing the and all the fulness thereof : that he Father concerning that will, by would not eat the flesh of bulls, which we are sanctified, through nor drink the blood of goats.” Did offering of his own body, he says, they offer by faith? Then they “At the head of the book it is writ, must have respected, not merely the ten of me, I delight to do thy will." divine institution, but its design. After trucing this subject under That God, who required sacritice, eight other particulars, the author would undoubtedly inform them, concludes the section, by remarkthat what they inflicted on the in- in, — “ From the history of the nocent victims, which they pre- atonement, it is clear that God will sented to bim, was only what then- not pardon sin without a satisfaction selves deserved.
to his justice. From the beginning " When the people transgressed, he would not be 'worshipped with by worshipping the golden calf, out blood, that he might demons
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213 strate to the church the indispensa- he appears as the defender of reve, ble necessity of expiation. As all lation, The doctrine of the late her sacrifices were unacceptable Dr. Geddes, with respect to the without faith, she was taught that destruction of the Canaanites, has they had no worth in themselves for received a solid refutation (vol. ii. taking away sin. As the faith re- 183-193) whilst his false represenquired, was that which looked for. tations are happily exposed. ward to the sacrifice of the Prince The style and method are, upon of Life," she was also instructed in the whole, neat, per picuous, and the necessity of an atonement of in- suited to the subject, and we doubt finite value.
not bur this work will be read with “ We have at the same time a pleasure and improvement by canwonderful display of the grace of
didates for the gospel - ministry, God. This inight be illustrated in who are solicitous of Biblical infor, a variety of respects. Let one suf- mation, and indeed by all who seek fice at present : He often informed an increasing acquaintance with the his worshippers, that he had no Bible. delight in the sacrifices of slain Prefixed to the first volume, are beasts. When his design in ap- two excellent dissertations. The pointing them was overlooked, he first on the authenticity of the hisexpressed his detestation at these tory contained in the Pentateuch of very sacrifices which he had himself Moses and the book of Joshua ; required. Yet, for about 4000 years, the second, Proving that the books he accepted these, granting pardon ascribed to Moses were actually and eternal lite to all who otiered written by him, and that he wrote them in faith. He bestuwed all them by divine inspiration. new - covenant blessings on his We should not be sorry to see a people, according to the nature of third executed with equal ability the dispensation, on the credit of by the same hand, illustrating and that real atonement which was to defending the Mosaic economy. be made in the end of ages. The At the same time we acknowledge, sacrifice of Christ, as it was neces- many excellent remarks on this suba sary for the actual purchase of re- ject are to be found scattered in the demption, was also necessary for work before is. the vindication of the essential justice of God. Hence it is said, that
LITERARY NOTICE. God hath set forth his Son “ to be a propitiation, through faith in his We are requested to inform our blood; to declare his righteousness readers, that The Seaman's Preacher, for the remission of sins that are by J. Ryther, announced in our last past, through the forbearance of Review, is only the first, intended God; to declare at this time his as a specimen, of NINE SERMONS righteousness, that he might be on Jonali's Voyage; and that this just" to the claims of his own ador- is the reason why Mr. Newton's able perfections, and yet " the Jus- Preface was not prefixed, as it will tifier' of him that believeth in
be to the work itself. Jesus," Vol. ii. 347–369.
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