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tomers are discontented with the happen to die in the place, as well slow march of time, and are for as in the hurry of their diurna! pogiving him wings to hurry them on tations, they might be hurried into to death and dissolution, they may | their graves, that their names and have a clearer view of the end of examples might be covered up as their race. It might also have a soon as possible, and rot together. further advantage: if they should
CONVERSION OF A JEWESS. tors was then read; from which it A communication from Mr. John O'Neill, appeared, that, since the preced
15th, 1824, nentions the following ing anniversary, 198 beneficiaries, 15th, 1824, mentions the following in different parts of our country, fact:
I had an opportunity of speaking have received appropriations from with the Rev. Mr. Salskowstir, the Society, amounting in the rector of Alweiden, a village about whole to 810,210. Of these young twelve miles from this. He told
He told men, fifty are pursuing preparatome, that he has, within the last ry studies at 16 different Acadefive years, baptized several Jews. mies, and 148 are in 13 different A few weeks since, a Jewish girl Colleges. The receipts into the attended his church through curi- treasury, during the year, were osity, but was so struck with what $9,454 88;-:nore than 82000 less she heard, that she found it im
that in the year preceding. By possible to continue any longer a
the Education Societies in our Jewess. She has been baptized, country unitedly, it is estimated and by her conduct and conversa
that, already, more than 700 young tion is showing forth the praises of
men have been assisted in preparHim who has called her from ing for the Gospel Ministry. darkness to light, and from the
Bos. Tel. power of satan unto God. Indeed, said Mr. S. she is a pattern to all the people in my parish. A Ro- The most animating intelligence man Catholic priest, who has come which we have to present—the over from Poland, with the inten- most animating, we may say, which tion of becoming a Protestant in has ever been transmitted from this place, told me he had baptiz- the East-is communicated in a ed eleven Jewish families this last letter from Mr. Garrett at Bomyear in Poland.
bay, who had received letters from
Jaffna, in the island of Ceylon. AMERICAN EDUCATION SOCIETY. He writes that all the stations there
The Annual Meeting of the have been favoured with the merciAmerican Education Society was ful visitations of the Holy Spirit, holden in the Old South Church and that sixTY OR SEVENTY NATIVES in this city, on Wednesday evening, the 29th Sept. The meeting was opened with prayer by Rev.
OthMr. Thompson, of Rehobothers are enquiring what they shall The Annual Report of the Direc- do to be saved.
HAVE RECENTLY GIVEN EVIDENCE
OBITUARY. In Plymouth (Monument Ponds) on was employed as an instructor, he fitted Saturday the 25th Sept, the Rev. Moses for entering College, a considerable PARTRIDGE, Pastor of the Church of number of young gentlemen ; who, with Christ in that place, aged 36. He was their parents and connexions, will grate. ordained over that Church and people fully remember his assiduity and faith. on the 21st of April last, and married fulness. Mr. Taylor possessed a strong alon the 17th of August. His funeral tachment to scientific pursuits generally, solemnities were attended on Tuesday, and was distinguished in those of Geoloby a large assembly of mourning and gy and Mineralogy ; in which he em. afflicted friends. A discourse was de. braced every opportunity that present. livered on the occasion, by Rev. Luther ed for improvement. He was a good Wright, of Carver, from Heb. vi. 12– scholar; and was distinguished in those " But followers of them, who through branches of science, the cultivation of faith and patience inherit the promises " which his employment particularly deMr. Partridge was a very pious, exem. manded. In his moral character, he was plary, and devoted Christian; an able, unexceptionable. As a man of bonour, faithful, and useful preacher of the gos- he was scrupulously refined and delipel. He lived greatly beloved by the cate. His piety was sincere and ardent, Church and people of his charge, and but without ostentation. He was very by his numerous friends; and died deep- decided in support of what he deemed ly lamented in the triumph of faith and moral rectitude; and few persons, it is hope. Mark the perfect man, and believed, were more cautious in forming behold the upright; for the end of that a friendship : or more warm, sincere, man is peace."
and persevering in it, when it was form: The early removal of this zealous and ed During a distressing illness of three devoted servant of Christ, from an affec. weeks, in which his bodily sufferings tionate, disappointed and afflicted peo- were acute and trying, he manifested a -ple, and from his amiable partner, with
calm submission to the Divine will and whom he had lived but a few weeks, is when asked, “If he was fearful in a a very dark, painful and trying event in prospect of death ?" he replied, “No. Divine Providence. While we tenderly A Christian has no reason to be afraid sympathize with his bereaved and sor. to die." His early death has called his rowtul widow, and with the afflicted aged and venerable pacents, and his Church and Society, we are constrained brothers and sisters, to mourn-yet their to adopt the expressive language of the mourning is consolatory. For knowing Psalmist, Help, Lord; for the Godly that his hope of salvation which proved, man ceaseth: for the faithful fail from in his utmost need, " an anchor to his among the children of inen.”
soul" was founded on the free grace of
Memorial, God in Christ Jesus, where theirs is al. At Barkhamstead, Conn. in the house so placed ; they indulge a joyful antici. of his parents, on Friday, the 22d of Oc. pation of an happy meeting beyond the tober, Mr. STEUBEN TAYLOR, aged 29 grave, which will be inseparable and
without sorrow. vears, of a bilious fever of the typhus
Mr. Taylor will be grade (typhus gravior.) Mr. Taylor was long remembered by a numerous circle educated in Brown University, and since
of friends in this town, and also by his he graduated, had devoted himselt to College associates, as an amiable and the instruction of youth in this town,
valuable man--and they will feel no rewith much credit to himself and a full grets when recollecting that he was approbation of his employers. During
numbered among their much esteemed, the term of about five years, in which he and highly valued friends. Journal
ORDINATIONS. 1824. October 6th. Ordained at Barn. 1824. November 30. Ordained at New. stable, Mass. Rev. H. HERSET. Sermon Castle, Me. Rev. JOTAAM SEWALL, jun. by Rev. Mr. Palfrey, o. Boston,
over the Congregational Church in that 1824. October 13th. Ordained at Wey. place. Sermon by Rev. Samuel John, mouth, Mass. Rev. Jostau Bext, as Pas. son, of Alvna. tor of the First Church in that town. 1824. November 3d. Ordained, Rev. Sermon by Rev. Mr. Gile, of Milton. SETH FarxSWORTH, as Pastor of the
1824. November 3d. Ordained, Rev. Church in Raymond, N. H. Sermon by J. D. Gøren, as Pastor of the 20 Rev. A. Burnsam, of Pembroke, from Congregational Church in Lynn. Ser. II. Corin, v. 18. mon by Rev. Dr. Ware, of Cambridge
is received, and will be printed
But this I say, Brethren, the time is short. IN the preceding verses of this ends with their motions, has been chapter, the apostle had given his compared to a narrow isthmus, beCorinthian brethren several direc- | tween two vast oceans. tions respecting their temporal
In its most extensive sense, as concerns. And lest, as is too comprehending the whole age of the common even with Christians, | world, time is short. they should bestow undue atten- It is short, whether we compare tion upon these things, to the neg. it with the whole of duration, or lect of others more important, he with the work which God has to solemnly reminds them of the do in it. shortness of time. " But this I Tíme, in its largest extent, is say, brethren, the time is short.” short, compared with the whole of
Time, in its most extensive duration. It is a point, between sense, is that part of duration, two lines of unlimited length.which intervenes between the be-Time, compared with either the ginning and the end of the world. preceding or following eternity, is Though there was a succession of but a moment, the twinkling of an ideas in the Divine mind, from ev- eye.
At the resurrection of the erlasting; yet, properly speaking, dead, the time that Adam will there was no time, until the work have slept in the dust of the earth, of creation began. Previously to will appear to him, in view of eterthis, all was one uniform, vast nity, as a summer's night. The eternity. And though there will sleep of death 's short. The nabe a succession of ideas in the tions under groved, have but just Divine mind, and in the minds of time to close heir eyes, before intelligent creatures, after the end they are awaked by the last trump of the world; yet, properly speak to behold the Judge coming in the ing, there will be no time. After clouds. It is presumed, that if the final conflagration and judg- you should ask the first man, or ment, all will be one uniform, vast any of his cotemporaries, at the eternity. Time, which is ineas- 1 day of judgment, how long he has ured by the revolutions of the been dead? he will reply, A litheavenly bodies, and begins and tle while. Suppose that this earth, instead of being burned after the He means to create in time. ΑΠ general resurrection, should stand the creatures, whether merely aninhabited; and that a bird should sensitive and animal, or rational come from some distant planet, and immortal, which He desigus once in the space of what we here to bring into existence, must recall a century, and should take, at ceive their life and breath from each visit, one particle of earth or the Divine hand, during the conwater. After the whole globe, tinuance of the present world.ocean and land, should be remov. This earth is the only residence of ed, at this slow rate; if one of the the irrational animals: their use is inhabitants of heaven or hell, limited to the scenes of time and should cast back a glance of sense: when they die, they perish. thought upon time, how would it All the rational creatures, whom appear to him, in its greatest lat. God designs to bring into existitude? Would it not appear as a ence for his glory, must be called point; as the smallest star that into life before the end of time: twinkles on the curtain of night? as they must all be present at the And yet, he would look upon eter- day of judgment, which will take nity as but just begun, as no near- place immediately after the end of er a close, than when the last sen- the world. In time, God has to tence dropped from the lips of the form the characters of all his inJudge of quick and dead. Com- telligent, accountable creatures, pared to eternity, time, in its and fit them for the revelation of whole extent, is short.
his righteous judgment, at the great Tine, in its greatest length, is and last day. also short, compared with the work The work of redemption is the which God has to do in it. In end of all the works of creation time, God has to perform all his and providence, and is carried on, works of creation, providence, and must be completed in time.and redemption. The work of The eternal purpose, which God creation began with the commence- purposed in Christ Jesus, is to be
In the beginning, carried into complete execution, God created the heavens and the before the end of the world. In earth. In the first six days of time, God had to prepare
the time, God produced from nothing, for the incarnation of Christ, by that matter, of which the world the apostacy of man, and by the and all its productions, are com- types and predictions of the Moposed. He enacted the laws, by saick economy-to bring him into which the material world should be the world, at the appointed perigoverned, and according to which, od—and to effect by his hand, as all its diversified inhabitants should | He had determined in his councome into being, and live, and sel, all the events of his life and
These laws He is con- death, of his resurrection and asstantly carrying into execution, cension. The promulgation of the by his providence, which is his un- gospel, with all its fruits and efremitting and powerful agency, fects, in relation to both Jews and forming, upholding, moving and Gentiles, is the work of time. All governing, all the elements that that is yet to be done, in fulfilcompose the world, and all the ment of prophecy, respecting the creatures that inhabit it. All these purity and glory of Zion, the exworks of creation and providence, tinction of her enemies, the spread must be performed in time. All of the gospel, the restoration of that God designs ever to create, the Jews and the conversion of
the Gentiles, must be accomplish-, When Pharaoh asked Jacob, "How ed before the end of time." The old art thou?" Jacob replied, whole work of redemption must “ The days of the years of my be finished, and all the millions of pilgrimage, are an hundred and men be raised up and fitted for thirty years: few and evil have the their eternal destiny, before the days of the years of my life been " final conflagration, and the end of Had the same question been put all things. How much God had to Methuselah on his death-bed, it to do in time! How much He has is presumed he would have returnwrought already! All history, sa- ed a similar answer. But, could cred and profane, records but a either Jacob or Methuselah now be fraction of what God has done in asked, how long human life was this world. How much He de- in the patriarchal age; they would signs yet to do, before the final hardly be able to find terms diminconsummation! The whole extent utive enough to express their sense of time is short, when viewed in of its shortness. relation to the work, which God But, human life was short, in had to perform in it; and which is the patriarchal age; what is it now? to lay a foundation for the fullest It is seldom, in these last times, exercise and brightest display of that any one arrives to a tenth part all his glorious perfections, and of the age, to which some of the the acquisition of the greatest pos- patriarchs lived. It is looked upsible sum of created good, through on as a wonder, if a man now atthe ceaseless ages of eternity. - tains to a hundred years. Time, in its widest extent, is short, age to seventy years is set.” Few compared with the great, manifold, surpass it: but, alas, how many and marvellous works, which God fall' short of it! It is presumed, has to do in it.
ninety-nine, out of a hundred. A But, it appears from the con- small proportion only, arrive at nexion, that the apostle, in our what we call middle
age, i. e. from text, uses the word time in a more thirty to forty. More than half limited sense. He means by it, that are born, die under ten or the period allotted to men, in this twelve. Surely, then, the time state of probation. The term of is short. Pertinent and without human life is the time, which the exaggeration, are the words of the apostle emphatically pronounces apostle James : “What is your short. And if time, in its whole life? It is even a vapour, that apextent, is so short as we have seen; peareth for a little time, and then then short, indeed, must be the term vanisheth away." of human life.
Finally, the term of human life Human life was comparatively appears short indeed, when viewed short, in the early ages of the in connexion with the work which world. Methuselah, the oldest men have to do in it. In time, we man of whom we have any ac- have to prepare for eternity. This count, lived but nine hundred and life is our season of trial, and our sixty-nine years. This period, only day of grace. All that mancompared with the whole of time, kind can ever do, to prepare themsupposing the age of the world to selves for their everlasting abode, be seven thousand years, was a must be done, before the end of short time.
the world and the day of judgment. In order to judge rightly of They are to be judged at the last time, it must be viewed, not from day, according to the deeds done its beginning, but from its end. I here in the body: and, according