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long deceased, to whom, as one of the most eminent REVIVAL OF RELIGION IN GENEVA." instruments, under God, of the late revival in Geneva,
the Christian men of that city and canton owe a debt of gratitude which they have not been slow to
acknowledge. ROBERT HALDANE, L. GAUSSEX, AND HERLE
The person to whom I refer is Mr Robert Haldane. D'AUBIGNE'.
From the time when he was himself awakened, he felt a strong desire to impart the knowledge of the
truth to others in his own and in foreign countries. Until the commencement of the present century; Prevented by the timid and now happily altered there was little to distinguish the professors, and policy of Britain, from going to India with that obpastors, and polished inhabitants of Geneva, from a ject in view, he directed his attention to the Con- ;' heathen city in the darkest and most heathen age.
tinent. He went thither about thirty years ago, But God would not leave this once highly favoured chiefly, I believe we may say entirely, with the incity in this state of spiritual destitution. In his good tention, if God should bless his labours, of reviving pleasure he presented the signs of a second Refor. Protestantism, and winning souls to Christ. As the mation-a reformation from a false and misnamed | best mode of accomplishing that end, he made it his Protestantism to the knowledge and the faith, of endeavour, wheresoever he travelled in France and pure Christianity. Near the commencement of the Switzerland, to gain the acquaintance, and influence present century, when the spirit of revival was poured the minds, of the so-called Protestant pastors. For out on our own and other countries, one or two
some time he met with little success—but, coming to ministers of Geneva began to preach the doctrine of Genera; he was unexpectedly encouraged to remain salvation by faith in Christ Jesus, through the sovereign grace and mercy of God. The people lis- there, as he himself states, by a visit from a young
man, a student in divinity, who called in place of M. tened with astonishment; some of them were irri- Moulinie, one of the pastors in Geneva, to conduct tated against the preachers; and one of these (Dr Mr and Mrs Haldane to see a model of the mounMalan) was interdicted and driven from Geneva. tains a little way out of town. With him Mr HalBut the truth continued to excite attention, and, it dane immediately entered into conversation on the is believed, savingly converted some to the faith and subject of religion, on which he found him willing to obedience of Christ. The pastors and professors ap; receive information. The student returned with prehended the revival of evangelical doctrine, and him to the inn, and remained till late at night. He the subversion of their influence, and on the 3d of came back next morning with another student, equally May 1817, ordained the following regulations to be ignorant with himself of the Bible and its precious signed by every minister before he should be allowed truths. These two brought six others in the same "to exercise the pastoral functions,” and by every state of mind, with whom Mr Haldane had many student, before he should be “ set apart for the Gos- and long conversations. Their visits became so fre pel ministry :"
quent that it was at length arranged that they should “We promise, as long as we reside and preach in meet with him at a fixed hour, three times a-week, the canton of Geneva, to abstain from discussing, with a view to conversation. Mr Haldane took the either in whole discourses, or in parts of our dis- Epistle to the Romans as his text, and continued to courses, the subjoined topics :“]st, The manner in which the divine nature is of the winter of 1816-17, and until the termination
expound that portion of Scripture during the whole united to the person of Jesus Christ.
of their studies in the following summer; during “ 20, Original sin.
which period almost all the students in theology “ 31, The operation of grace, or effectual calling. regularly attended. Besides these, some who did 4th, Predestination.
not wish to appear with the students came at diffe“We engage, also, not to oppose, in our public dis- rent hours; and several of the inhabitants of Geneva, courses, the sentiments of any minister or pastor on
unconnected with the schools of learning, and of both these subjects.
sexes, occasionally visited him in the afternoon, to “ Lastly, We promise that, if we should be led to receive instruction respecting the Gospel. mention these topics, we will do so without expa
The result of these truly Christian and beneficent tiating on our own views, or departing more than is efforts was, that out of eighteen students who at unavoidable from the words of the Holy Scriptures.”
tended, sixteen were truly converted, Several have !" The mention of the last three topics as doctrines entered into their Master's joy; the remainder, diswhich their ministers were forbidden to preach, persed in different parts of the Continent as pastors affords sufficient proof, to those who are acquainted of congregations, are preaching with fidelity, and with the doctrine of the Geneva Reformers, that the ardour the uncorrupted Gospel of Christ; and two Compagnie had entirely abjured the fuith which of them - Dr Merle d'Aubigné, the well known author these venerable men taught and professed; and with
of the “History of the Reformation;" and Dr Gausregarů to the first, there is something extremely dis
sen, ex-pastor of Satigny, and author of a recently ingenuous in the manner in which they virtually pro- published work
on Inspiration—are professors in the hibit the declaration of that mysterious, but most
new theological college at Geneva. Besides these important and fundamental truth of Christianity-blessed fruits of Mr Haldane's self-denied and deroted the doctrine of our Saviour's divinity. It was well efforts, a very considerable impression was made on known to every person in Geneva, that they never the other inhabitants of Geneva; so great, as truly to taught that doctrine in their pulpits or in their
amount to a revival of spiritual religion. In 1827, 8 schools. It was not the “manner" of the union to
venerable Christian layman, now deceased, referwhich they objected, but the fact of the union of the ring to the happy change thus produced, told the divine and human natures in the person of the Lord author that, if Mr Haldane were then to revisit Jesus Christ.
Geneva, he would not know it for the same place. Before adverting to another mournful proof of the The regulations of the Compagnie, previously menrejection of pure Christianity by the professors and tioned, owed their origin, in a great measure, to the pastors of Geneva, I am called to bear a willing tribute to the memory of a countryman of our own, not honoured Scottish evangelist.
success which accompanied the labours of our much * From “ Lectures on Foreign Churches.” Edinburgh :
We return to the case of Dr Gaussen.
At the time of Mr Haldane's arrival in Geneva, he
was ordained pastor; but was one of those who at- | illegal and informal proceedings, by the following tended Mr Haldane's expositions, and were savingly sentence : benefited by them. Appointed to the parish of Satigny, "1. M. Gaussen is ceasured. a few miles distant from the town of Geneva, he “ 2. He is suspended for a year from the right of devoted himself with the zeal and energy of one who sitting in the Compagnie, except in cases where he knew the truth, and felt its power, to his pastoral shall be specially sent for," &c. duties. The Geneva Catechism (Calvin's), one of We have given this brief narrative of the proceedthe standards of the Protestant Church there, and ings in the case of Dr Gaussen, partly with the view one of the best summaries of Christian doctrine, had, of showing the un-evangelical character of the pastors in a variety of successive editions, been gradually and at Geneva, and partly for the purpose of adverting surreptitiously altered, till every one of the great to one of the most important events, in modern times, doctrines of Christianity, viz., the divinity of our in the history of evangelical religion on the Continent Saviour, the fall of man, justification by faith, and of Europe--we mean the establishment of the Evanregeneration by the Holy Spirit, were excluded, and gelical Society of Geneva. it had become utterly useless, or rather pernicious, as About the time of M. Gaussen's censure and susa book of elementary religious instruction—" so ab- pension, M. Merle d'Aubigné, who had for some stract and so dry, that it produced in the youth a time been officiating as pastor in one of the Protesdisgust of religion, and never spoke to the heart.” tant Churches in Brussels, returned to Geneva. Not long after M. Gaussen received the deep im- Offended with the heretical opinions of the pastors, pressions of religion to which we have alluded, he and encouraged by the progress of truth and vital ceased to teach this catechism to the youth of his piety in the canton, he resolved, in concert with M.
ngregation, or in his examinations with a view to Gaussen and M. Galland, also a pastor at Geneva, to the admission of communicants; and, that he might establish a society having for its object the dissemigive the least offence possible to his colleagues, con nation of Gospel truth. In a short time the society fined himself to expositions of the Sacred Scriptures. was formed, including, as a part of its plan, the instiHe pursued this course for eleven years, having no tution of a school of theology; and its formation was other ambition, as himself declares, than to preach announced by public circulars. The Compagnie comthe Gospel in the rural district in which his lot was plained to the consistory, demanding of that court cast, and to bring souls to the knowledge of the Sa- | that M. Gaussen should be deprived of his office viour-abstaining from controversy and from per as pastor of Satigny, and that he and MM. Galland sonalities, and contenting himself with publishing, and Merle, ministers, should be interdicted from in the least offensive manner, and in concert with preaching in the churches and chapels of the canton. his father and friend, the pastor Cellerier, an ex The consistory in a summary manner complied with position of his faith, that his flock might know, from the request of the Compagnie, and the Government the time of his entrance into the ministry, what he soon after sanctioned and confirmed their sentence. believed, and what he preached.
Happily for Geneva, and for the Christian world, After performing in this manner the duties of a there is a greater measure of political freedom there faithful minister for fourteen years, not, it is hoped than in the other cantons. The Government, though and believed, without some seals of his ministry, the it confirmed the sentence of the consistory, did not Compagnie, offended by the progress which evange- interfere to prevent the establishment or continuance lical religion and true piety were making in the town of the Evangelical Society. It pursued its bold and and canton of Geneva, and by the share which M. Christian course with indomitable firmness and Gaussen had, as a servant of Christ, in effecting this energy, and stands forth at the present moment the blessed change, in the month of October, 1830, honoured instrument of training men for the ministry whilst they acknowledged the numerous defects of in Switzerland, France, Germany, and Italy, and their own Catechism, and intimated to M. Gaussen even in Canada, and of distributing in the former of that they were employed in correcting it, insisted on these countries Bibles and tracts, on which the his resuming the use of it in the school of his parish, divine blessing has rested in a very remarkable deand in his own instructions; a demand which M. gree. Gaussen mildly, but firmly and decidely, refused.
This demand on the part of the Compagnie, and M. Gaussen 's refusal, gave rise to proceedings against
Fragments. him, on the part of the Compagnie--the narrative of which presents, on the one hand, one of the finest INFIDELITY.-There are no Infidels in hell. There displays of argumentative eloquence, conjoined with all believe without a doubt, while they tremble Christian firmness and moderation; and, on the without a hope.- Newton. other, the most reckless disregard of common justice
DIVERSITIES OF GIFTS.-The Lord hath saints and the forms of law, which are anywhere to be enough to divide into three bodies; some to suffer found. In his letters to the Compagnie, M. Gaussen denies the right of the pastors to insist on his teach- seed-corn to sow again in the earth.-Powell.
for him, some to destroy Babylon, and some to be for ing any other catechism or formulary but those which bad received the sanction of the State and THE BIBLE THE BEST CASUIST.–Our Saviour's people of Geneva; boldly claims, as the minister of great rule, that we should love our neighbour as ouran Established Church, the liberty, under laws (or- selves, is such a fundamental truth for regulating donnances) unrepealed and in force, of teaching his human society, that by that alone we might, without parishioners the truth of God according to the Scrip difficulty, determine all the cases and doubts in social tures and the recognised standards of the Church; morality.-Locke. and declares his determination to submit to any sacrifice, rather than betray his Master's cause and wound
CHARITY.-Such is the charity of some, that they his conscience. The Compagnie, on the other hand,
never owe any man any ill-will, making present payconscious of the weakness of their cause, conduct
ment thereof.-Fuller. their discussions with
shut doors, afford M. Gaussen FASTING AS OPPOSED TO INDULGENCE.—When the no opportunity of defending himself, insist on his body is filled and feasted, the soul is in no fit posture withdrawing the letters which he had been compelled to hunger and thirst after righteousness. Herod, to publish in his own defence; and, on his refusing after his feast, is fit to behead, but not to hear, John to comply with their demand, terminated their the Baptist.-South.
aim at no more but the credit of their religion before Daily Bread.
men, justly fall short of the comfort of it in them
“The Lord will give grace and glory.”—Ps. Ixxxiv. IL : Not to live without the cross,
Grace tills the soil, and sows the seeds,
Provides the sun and rain,
Till from the tender blade proceeds
The ripen d harvest grain.
'Twas grace that call'd our souls at first, 1
By grace thus far we're come,
And grace will help us through the worst, : The Christian improves by trial; and is so far
And lead us safely home. from being damaged, that he is benefited by it,
O sirs, what a rare jewel is grace! The Lord of in so far as it discovers what hold the soul has of Christ, and what hold Christ has of the soul. And grace calls it glory. Mark,“ from glory to glory;" that as the wind in the bellows which would blow out the glory militant, and glory is grace triumphant; grace
is, from one degree of grace to another. Grace is candle, blows up the fire; even so it often comes to
is glory begun, and glory is grace made perfect; pass, that such temptations do enliven the true Christian, awakening the graces of the Spirit in him; grace is the first degree of glory, glory is the highest and by that means discovers both the reality and degree of grace ; grace is the seed, glory is the flower
; the strength of grace in him.-Boston.
grace is the ring, glory is the sparkling diamond in the ring; grace is the glorious infant, and glory is
the perfect man of grave; grace is the spring, glory SATURDAY.
is the harvest.—Dyer.
“ Not many mighty, not many noble, are called."
I Cor. i. 26.
Lord, make us truly wise,
To choose thy people's lot, down the branches in Christ, the true vine; but ye
And earthly joys despise,
Which soon will be forgot : know, whatever weights hang on branches, the stock
The greatest evil we can fear, bears all-it bears the branch, and the weight that
Is to possess our portion here! is upon it too.-Ibid.
It is seldom that the sparkling diamond of a great
estate is set in the gold-ring of a gracious heart. A SABBATH,
man may be great, with Saul, and graceless; rich, “ Commune with your own heart."-Ps. iv. 4.
with Dives, and miserable. The richest are oftentimes Since all our secret ways
the poorest, and the poorest are oftentimes the richest. Are mark'd and known by thee, Afford us, Lord, thy light of grace,
O how many threadbare souls may there be found That we ourselves may see !
under silken coats and purple robes! They who live Self-communing is a most important duty, and
most downward, die most upward.-Ibid. nearly concerns our eternal wellbeing; but yet it
THURSDAY. is a duty very much neglected. Many have lived fifty or sixty years in the world, who never spent
“ Sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death."
James i. 15. one hour in communing with their own hearts.
Shall men pretend to pleasure There are many going out of the world, who never
Who never knew the Lord ? yet began to inquire why they came into it, and
Can all the worldling's treasure never yet asked the question at their souls, Are
True peace of mind afford ? you to flit hence, or live here for ever? Why
Come, turn your thoughts to Jesus, came you hither, and where are you to lodge when
If you would good possess;
Tis He alone that frees us you go hence? Many live in a crowd of worldly business-are hurried from one thing to another
From guilt and from distress. -leap out of their beds to the world in the morn Consider that there is more bitterness following ing, and from the world to their beds again at night, upon sins ending, than ever there was sweetness and so never find one minute on the week-days to flowing from sins acting. You that see nothing but take their soul aside; and, for the Sabbath, though well in its commission, will suffer nothing but woe they have time for it, yet such is their aversion to in its conclusion. It is better here to forego the pleathe work, they shift it all they can, and avoid meet sures of sin, than hereafter to undergo the pain of ing with themselves; they rather converse with any sin. You that sin for your profits, will never profit by in the world, than with their own hearts.-Willison. your sins. He that likes the works of sin to do them,
will never like the wages of sin to have them. Sin MONDAY.
is both shameful and damnable—it shameth men in
this world, and damneth them in the other world. It “ They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them.”—Matt. xxv. 3.
is like Judas, that at first salutes, but at last betrays The Lord receives his highest praise
us; or, like Delilah, to smile in our face, and betray Froin humble minds and hearts sincere ;
us into our enemies' hands. O! sinners, think of While all the loud professor says
this, and part with your sins, that you may meet Offends the righteous Judge's ear.
with your Saviour.-Ibid. Counterfeit piety can never bring in true pleasure. He that acts a part upon a stage, though it be the Edinburgh: Printed by John JOHNSTONE, residing at .. part of one that is never so pleasant, though he may Windsor Street, and Published by him at %, Hunter humour the pleasantness well enough, he doth not Square. London: R. GROOMBRIDGE & Sons.
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THE CHRISTIAN TREASURY.
THE DAY OF THE REDEEMER'S POWER.
BY THE REV. ANDREW ELLIOT, FORD.
That the 110th Psalm is prophetic of our the day when he sends the rod of his strength out of blessed Lord, and contains a direct and ex Zion. plicit prediction of his exaltation and glory, 1. The day of the Redeemer's power is the can be doubted by no well-informed Christian. day of his exaltation to his Father's right hand, In the first verse, which is frequently quoted when, as mediator, he received his kingdom, in the New Testament, the Eternal Father and was invested with supreme and universal himself is introduced as addressing the Son, dominion. The day of his humiliation was and promulgating the decree by which the emphatically the day of his weakness. Then, Saviour is appointed to his mediatorial domi- instead of regal honours, he met with reproach nion : “ The Lord,” or Jehovah," said unto my and scorn. Then, instead of being clothed Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make with glory and inajesty, and swaying the sceptre thine enemies thy footstool.” By this we are of sovereign power, he was despised and reto understand our Lord's advancement to su-jected of men; and, instead of ruling in the preme power and authority—bis elevation in midst of his enemies, he was oppressed and he the human nature to the throne of heaven, and was afflicted, and at last cut off out of the land to a full participation of all the ineffable felicities of the living. View him at his first appearance and dignities of the Godhead. In the second in our world. Go with the shepherds, to whom verse, the means are stated by which the his advent was first announced, to the city of spiritual conquests of the Messiah were to be David ; and you behold him who was destined achieved, and his gracious power displayed: to fill the throne of the universe, in all the “ The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength feebleness of infancy. He whose coming was out of Zion : rule thou in the midst of thine foretold by ancient prophecy, and to whom the enemies." The Word of the Lord—the Gospel of faith of the fathers was directed from the his grace—is the rod or sceptre of his strength. earliest times, is a helpless and persecuted child. It is the power of God unto salvation to every Follow him through life, and you find him in one that believeth; and by its instrumentality a state of the lowest abasement, and subjected is the kingdom of Christ established and main- to the greatest sufferings and privations--" a tained in the world. It is the rod of the Re man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.” It deemer's strength; for, by his divine influence is true, he performs the mightiest and most and the energy of his Spirit alone, can this astonishing miracles—miracles which evince at sceptre be blessed, and the Word of the Lord once omnipotent power and boundless benevonot return to him void. In the third verse, the lence; but these miracles are performed for the success which was to attend these means is benefit of others, and to prove his divine misforetold; and it is promised that the Saviour, sion—not to supply his own wants, or to better in the day of his power, should have a people--a his own circumstances; and he who gives eyes willing, a holy, and a numerous people : “ Thy to the blind, and life to the dead, and controls people shall be willing in the day of thy power, at his pleasure the highest and most firmly in the beauties of holiness from the womb of established laws of nature, is himself in the the morning : thou hast the dew of thy youth.” most dependent and indigent condition. His Reserving, at present, the explanation of the life was a life of labour, and trial, and affliction; glorious promise contained in these words--it and, when journeying from place to place, promay be the subject of another paper—we wish claiming the glad tidings of salvation, and perto fix the attention of our readers on the forming his works of power and mercy, the period specified, and which is here characterized | languor and exhaustion which he manifested, as the day of the Redeemer's power.
and the hunger and thirst which he felt, showed What, then, are we to understand by this that his nature was like to ours, and that he period ? It is to be remembered that David, was compassed about with similar infirmities. speaking by the Spirit of Inspiration, celebrates Follow him to the termination of his course. in this psalm, as we have already observed, the Go into the garden of Ge:hsemane. Under exaltation of the Saviour to his mediatorial the pressure of divine wrath, that now falls throne, when he was constituted the heir of all heavy upon him, and in the prospect of the things, and made higher than the heavens. horrors that await him, and are thickening This is the leading design of this divine song; around him, his human nature is ready to be and this circumstance, taken in connection with crushed and overwhelmed. His soul is exceedwhat is said in the two preceding verses, will ing sorrowful, even unto death. He is thrown enable us to determine what is meant by the prostrate on the ground-agony preys upon his day of the Redeemer's power. It is the day of spirithis whole frame is violently convulsed, his exaltation to the right hand of his father, aud | and he is bathed in a bloody sweat. Ascend No. 20.
July 11, 1845.
Mount Calvary, and view him on the cross. It and think how different he is now from what is the hour and the power of darkness. His he was in the days of his flesh. He who enenemies prevail against him-his friends aban dured the contradiction of sinners against him. ! don him—the light of his Father's countenance self, and was scórned, and insulted, and reviled, 1 no longer beams upon him-and he is crucified is now enjoying the high praises of eternity.' through weakness. He who saved others, appears Him whom men reproached, angels and the now unable to save himself; and, after hanging spirits of the redeemed in heaven adore. The in unspeakable anguish, on the accursed tree, once despised, and rejected, and crucified Jesus, as if a weak and helpless mortal, he bows the is now honoured and worshipped, even as the head, and gives up the ghost !
Father is honoured and worshipped. The This was the day of his weakness; but this hands that were once nailed to the accursed day of weakness was to be followed by a day of tree, now sway the sceptre of heaven and earth; power. This life of humiliation was to be suc- and on his head, once encircled with thorns, ceeded by a life of glory. He is no longer a are now many crowns; and on his vesture and suffering, but triumphant Redeemer. Ile on his thigh a name is written: “King of kings, came from heaven to expiate his people's and Lord of lords." "Having overcome, he is! guilt, and to lay the foundations of his media- set down with his Father on his throne.” But, torial throne; and he has returned to heaven, 2. The day of the Redeemer's power is the to reign, and to enjoy the reward of his labours. day of bis saving power, when he achieves the Having finished the work which his Father had triumphs of his grace. It is the day when he given him to do_having made a perfect atone- sends the rod of his strength out of Zion, and ment for sin, and obtained eternal redemption by means of it rules in the midst of his enefor us--from that Mount of Olives, which had mies. He is exalted to be both a Prince and often witnessed his tears, and agonies, and a Saviour, to give repentance unto Israel, and groans, he ascended up far above all heavens, the remission of sins. He is not only a Sorothat he might fill all things. lle ascended in reign, but a Redeemer; and is advanced, not triumph, " leading captivity captive,” and, as only to a throne of glory, but to a throne o: the conqueror of death and hell, entered bis mercy and grace. While he bas a universal Father's courts. Then were his claims al dominion, which extends over all worlds, and lowed-his infinite merits were acknowledged comprehends alike all creatures in heaven and and proclaimed in heaven; and as the reward in earth, he has also a spiritual kingdom, con of what he had dove—as the recompense of posed of redeemed men, brought under the in- ! what he had accomplished by his vicarious fluence of the truth—sanctified by the Spirit obedience and sufferings-he was advanced of all grace, and restored to the knowledge, and to the highest honours, and invested with love, and service of God. He is made head supreme and universal authority. The decree over all things; and has all things, both in was then declared, constituting him “ Lord this world and in that which is to come, put of all;" and he sat down on the right hand under his feet; but it for the benefit of the of the majesty in the heavens. This was the Church—for the establishment, and enlarge day of his power, and well may it be so deno- ment, and prosperity of that kingdom of grace minated; for then he was seated on the throne which he has founded on earth, and over which of the universe, and all power was committed he reigns by his Word and Spirit, that all the to him in heaven and in earth. Ile was then power committed to him is employed; and when “ exalted far above all principality, and power, he puts forth his saving energy, when he sends and might, and dominion, and every name that forth the rod of his strength, and accompanies is named, not only in this world, but also in it with the influences of his Spirit, humbling that which is to come; and had all things put and converting sinners, and making them his " under his feet, and was made head over all willing subjects—when, in the preaching of the ! things to the Church, which is his body, the Gospel, he goes forth in his redeeming might, fulness of him that filleth all in all.”
conquering and to conquer, subduing the people And let it be observed, that we are not to under him, and enthroning himself in the hearts confine the expression, “ the day of his power," of multitudes, and is thus seen extending and merely to the day of his inauguration, and enlarging the boundaries of his kingdom, then entry on his kingdom. We are to consider it it is that we recognise the day of his power. as including the whole period of his rule. It Now, it was not till after the Saviour's death, is still the day of his power; for his power still and his exaltation to his mediatorial throne, continues, and will continue for ever. Still is that this power was signally manifested, and he seated on the right hand of his Father, and the Gospel was attended with any remarkable still does he sway the sceptre of universal do- success. During his abode on earth, he had minion. Ile still reigns, and will reign, till all but few followers, and his doctrines were but enemies are put under his feet. And while he little known and regarded. He spake, indeed, occupies his heavenly throne, and exercises his as never man spake; but he spake to a disinediatorial authority--so long as he sits King obedient and a gainsaying people. Few beon God's holy hill of Zion, so long will the day lieved his report, and to only a few was the arm of his power continue. And, oh ? let us pause, of the Lord revealed. But when he left the