in opposition to him or to his ful- eth through righteousness, unto eterness, considered as in hiinself, or with- nal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord.” out us; nor can any measure or de. Rom. üi. 25, iv. 8, v. 20, 21. gree of light received from Christ, be

“Signed on behalf of the Meeting, properly called the fulness of Christ, or Christ as in fulness, nor exclude

“JONATHAN EVANS, Clerk.” him from being our complete Saviour; In transcribing this singular proand where the least degree or measure duction for your Journal, I have taken of this light and life of Christ within, the liberty to mark such passages for is sincerely waited in, followed and insertion in italics, as appear to reobeyed, there is a blessed increase of quire the particular attention of a light and grace known and felt: as certain, and I trust an increasing class the path of the just, it shines more of your readers, carefully noting with and more, until the perfect day; and inverted comias every text which was thereby growing in grace, and in the so distinguished in my MS. I was knowledge of God and of our Lord desirous of comparing it with a printand Saviour, hath been and is truly ed copy, particularly on account of the experienced.Prov. iv. 18; 2 Pet. iii. exceptionable manner in which the far 18.

greater part of the texts quoted are Eleventh. “Wherefore we say, that mixed up with the assertions, notions whatever Christ then did, both living and confessions of the faith of its and dying, was of great benefit to compilers, as if their opinions and the salvation of all that have believed, doctrines were of equal authority with and now do, and that hereafter shall those of the sacred writers; but I have believe in him unto justification and not succeeded in obtaining the sight acceptance with God. But the way of a single copy of the large edition to come to that faith to receive and which was printed. Such an interobey the manifestation of his divine mixture the doctrines which Christ light and grace in the conscience, and and his apostles taught, with their which leads men to believe and value, own apprehensions concerning revealand not to disown or undervalue Christ ed truth, distinguishable as they easily as the common sacrifice and inediator; are by the well-informed scriptural for we do affirm, that to follow this Christian, is not to treat the Divine holy light in the conscience, and to Oracles with becoming respect and turn our minds and bring all our deeds due veneration; though such a pracand thoughts to it, is the readiest, nay tice may induce the simple but honest the only right way, to have true liv- inquirer to mistake the hay and the ing and sanctifying faith in Christ, as stubble of man's invention for the he appeared in the flesh, and to dis- foundation which Christ hath laid. cover the Lord's body, coming and To others, who more justly appresufferings aright, and to receive any ciate the true character of the sacred real benefit by him, as our only sacri- records, such doings will rather evince fice and mediator, according to the the great extent of the self-delusion beloved disciple’s emphatical testimo- of its authors. Yet I do not, after ny, 'If we walk in the light, as he their example, account it “a delusion (God) is in the light, we have fellow- of the Devil.” ship one with another, and the blood The 1st, 4th, and the six last Articles of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us of this symbol of their faith, exhibit from all sin.'” I Cor. xi. 29; 1 John each of thein one or more examples i. 7.

of this improper practice, the true Twelfth.“ By the propitiatory sa- character of which in each case, will crifice of Christ without us, we, truly be apparent on examination. Trustrepenting and believing, are through ing the memorable rejection of this the mercy of God justified from the intended imposition on the Yearly imputation of sins and transgressions Meeting of Friends, held at Philathat are past, as though they had delphia in 1823, will, wherever it is never been committed. And by the known, bave a tendency to prevent mighty work of Christ within us, the any similar attempt being successful power, nature and habits of sin are among them, on this or on that side destroyed; that as sin once reigned the Atlantic, I am, &c. unto death, even so now, grace reign



Sir, Islington, June 14, 1824. Society for the Relief of the Necessi1. N my Obituary of the late Rev. tous Widows and Children of Pro

B. Marten, of the General Baptist testunt Dissenting Ministers of the Unitarian Chapel, Dover (XVIII. 670),

Three Denominations. I mentioned that in his last letter to

THEN a minister of the gospel, ine, he communicated a plan for pay

who has devoted a long and ing off the remaining debt of the laborious life, with acceptance and Chapel. That plan I beg leave to lay usefulness, for the promotion of the before you with brevity. The debt cause of religion, is reinoved by death, incurred is 9201.

, the Chapel having his name should be had in grateful cost 2000 guineas, being one of the remembrance, and his widow and neatest and most commodious for children should inherit a portion of public worship in the kingdom.

that affectionate esteem which in his Some friends (unconnected with life-time he enjoyed. the Society) being on a visit at Do- This was the feeling entertained by ver, seeing the exertions which the our pious Nonconformist forefathers congregation had made and were still nearly a century ago; and, in order making; and, aware that so heavy a to give it full effect, and carry it out debt would operate as a serious im- into lively and continued operation, pediment to the cause of Unitarian they laid the foundation of this charity, Christianity at that place, suggested which was instituted in the year 1733, the following plan, and kindly offered for the Relief of the Families of such to contribute to it. It was, therefore, Ministers of the Presbyterian, Indelaid before the General Assembly, pendent and Baptist Denominations, held in London 1822, and inet their as at the time of their death stood unanimous approbation.

accepted and approved by the body of 1. That one hundred persons sub- ministers of their own denomination, scribe One Guinea each, annually, for and who died so poor as not to leave three years.

their widows and children a sufficient 2. 'Í'hat the same be placed out on

subsistence. compound interest, as it shall come

At the first, the annual sum given to band, until it shall accumulate to

to the English widows was only five the sum of 5551.

pounds, and to the Welsh widows 3. That with the addition of Mr. three pounds each ; but from the liSquier's legacy of 250l., the sum of berality with which the Society was 1201. only of the debt will remain. supported, the Managers had the

4. That this sum of 1201. may be pleasure of increasing the exhibitions, realized, in a few years, by the sale from time to time, until the year of the vaults under the Chapel ; and 1811, when they distributed fifteen thus the whole debt will be liquidated.

pounds to the English, and eleven My, motive for communicating at pounds to the Welsh widows. They this time to your readers these par- have since, though with great relucticulars is, that the names of upwards tance, been obliged to reduce them to of forty subscribers will appear on

fourteen and ten pounds respectively. 1 the Wrapper of this Month's Reposi- ;, The Managers meet on the first tory, hoping that it may incite others Tuesday in every month, from the to follow their example in the com

month of October to the month of pletion of this good work. The plan May, both inclusive, to receive, and is an excellent one, suggested by examine, and relieve such cases as three respectable individuals, the Rev. shall be presented to them froin the B. Marten, the Rev. W. Moon, and widows of either of the three denomiMr. Bradley, all of whom are now nations; and such is the spirit of harlaid low in the dust. It may be suc. mony which has prevailed, that they cessfully imitated by Unitarian friends,

are not aware of any instance in which who may be similarly circumstanced, a preference has been given to one in other parts of the country.

denomination over the other. J. EVANS.

Besides these annual donations, in

urgent cases, the Managers frequently It might be convenient for several make a grant of ten pounds to apfriends to unite in making up the Guinea, prentice out an orphan child of a and to which there can be no possible deceased minister, by which means objection.

the immediate object is provided for,

and the necessitous widow relieved admit ner cases.” However painful from the expense of its maintenance. such a circumstance must necessarily

The number of recipients at present prove, it can only be avoided by a upon the books, is two hundred and very considerable auginentation of twelve; and to discharge the exhibi- their income, or until the number of tions for the present year would re- the present recipients be reduced. quire the sum of two thousand, seven The Managers are apprehensive that hundred and fifty pounds; whereas this Institution is not so extensively the annual income upon which the known as its excellence and utility Managers can with certainty calcu, deserve; they have, therefore, resolved late, does not exceed the sum of two to make the nature, design and prethousand pounds, or thereabouts, sent state of it as public as possible ; leaving a deficiency of seven hundred which, they trust, will prove sufficient and fifty pounds.

to insure its success with the religious The subscribers have been reduced public, and especially with Protestant therefore to a dilemma, either point Dissenters. of which has been pregnant with dif- It appears to the Managers, that, ficulty.

under existing circumstances, it has To curtail the annual exhibitions become their duty, not only to appeal which the poor widows were accus. to their Dissenting friends for assisttomed to receive, and to which they ance, but to suggest how such assistwere probably looking at the end of ance may be afforded; and it has oc. the year for discharging the little curred to them, that if their respected debts they had necessarily contracted brethren in the ministry, in and near in the course of it, was distressing in the Metropolis, (and, indeed, throughthe extreme; but to proceed in grant- out the kingdom at large, where it ing exhibitions so much beyond the could be conveniently done,) would income of the charity, appeared not make one public collection in the only unjust, but highly imprudent, course of the present year, such a and a course which, if persisted in circumstance would, without doubt, without a reinforcement of its funds, be productive of incalculable benefit; would, in a very short period, annihi- besides which, if their respected late the Society.

friends among the laity, who are in · As the lesser evil, it has been con- easy (and they are happy to say that cluded, to vote the accustomed exhi- not a few are in opulent) circumbitions for the present year, and to stances, would kindly become annual make an urgent appeal to the body of subscribers to the Institution, a vast Dissenters at large, for their benevo. increase would, without difficulty, be lent aid, relying, (in humble depend- made to its funds. And, although One ence upon Divine Providence,) that Guinea per annum seems a sui so they will afford seasonable and ade- small as to be scarcely, capable of quate assistance.

effecting any permanent benefit; yet, It has at the same time been let it be remembered, that if every thought expedient, in order to pre- Dissenter, in and near the Metropolis, vent the widows relying with too much who can afford it, were to adopt this confidence upon a continuance of the suggestion, a fund would be raised same supply, to accompany the ex- not only competent to meet the exihibition with a communication, that, gency, but sufficient to place the So. unless an immediate and very consi- ciety almost beyond the possibility of derable increase should be made to future difficulty. the income of the Society, a reduction The Managers are fully aware that must take place in the future exhi- the Divine blessing alone can insure bitions.

success; that

“ the silver and the The subscribers have also felt it gold are the Lord's," and "the hearts their duty (though they have done it of all are in his hands.” This cause with great regret) to adopt the fol- is pre-eminently the cause of God ;lowing Resolution, viz.

concerning this we have_his own gra“That so long as the exhibitions cious declaration, "A Father of the to the widows already admitted upon fatherless, and a Judge of the widows, their list of recipients, shall exceed is God in his holy habitation;" and the income of the Institution, the he has graciously condescended to Managers cannot, with any propriety, relieve the minds of his dying servants with this encouraging declara. Samuel Jackson, Hackney; Wm. Jametion, “Leave thy fatherless children, son, Laurence Pountney Lane ; Thomas I will preserve them alive, and let thy Kingsbury, Leadenhall Street; Nathaniel widows trust in me.” Now if widow's Robarts, Bedford Street, Covent Garden; and orphans in general are the sub. Josiah Roberts, Terrace, Camberwell; jects of his peculiar regard, surely an Rutt, Clapton ; Robert Sangster, Den

Thomas Rogers, Clapham ; John Towill Institution which has for its object mark Hill, Camberwell; James Smith, the relief of the widows and children James Street, Covent Garden ; Joseph of his own faithful servants, who have Stonard, Stamford Hill; Samuel Strat. devoted their time and talents, and ton, No. 31, New City Chambers ; Thos. spent their lives in promoting his Wilson, 12, Highbury Place, Islington; kingdom and glory in the world, and B. P. Witts, Friday Street; The Rev. the good of inmortal souls, must be John Goode, Islington ; Thomas Griffin, highly acceptable in his sight. Stepney Green ; and A. Rees, D.D., 19,

An Institution for such a purpose, Artillery Place, Finsbury. the Managers now present to the at


Swansea, June, 1824.

intolerant the circumstances stated, they will cheerfully adopt and encourage it.

Unitarian Marriage Bill, having been To those who profess the religion singled out for publication in the of Jesus, and enter into the divine Cambrian Newspaper, and the Editor and benevolent spirit of its Author, having refused a place to the following it is presumed the appeal will no

communication on the subject, I subsooner be made than allowed. An mit it to your option for the Reposiinspired apostle has said, “ Pure reli- tory.

JAMES GIFFORD. gion, and undefiled before God and To the Editor of the Cambrian. the Father is this, to visit the father- Sir,- I beg leave to submit to the less and widows in their affliction," readers of the Cambrian a few passing as well as, " to keep ourselves un observations on the speech of the Bispotted from the world."

shop of St. David's against the UniIt is to persons of such views, and tarian Marriage Bill, as given in your who entertain such high and exalted paper of the 15th instant. feelings, that the present appeal is - To the benefits of the Bill (says made; and though perhaps it might, the Bishop) as Dissenters from the without much improprieiy, be made Church, and on a plea of conscience, generally to all classes of Christians, they are not entitled to, in my humble yet surely, to Protestant Dissenters, opinion, on either account.” My it comes with higher and more forciblé Lords, conscience as well as zeal may claims, and to such, it is confidently be without knowledge; and though hoped, it will not come without its want of knowledge may be entitled to due effect.

compassion, it has no claim to priSubscriptions and other benefactions vilege.” “They hold no other belief will be thankfully received by Ben- of the Deity than what is professed JAMIN SHAW, Esq., Treasurer, Lon- by Deists and Mahometans.” “If don Bridge; Mr. H. K. SMITHERS, Unitarians would at once publicly deSecretary, 323, Borough; and Mr. clare themselves to be what they are,ISAAC HAILES, Collector, 29, Budge not Christians,-they have the remedy Row, Watling Street.

in their own hands as well as the

Jews, and need not come lo parlia, Managers of the Society for 1824. ment."

BENJAMIN SHAW, Esq., London-Bridge- Jews and Deists renounce the ChrisFoot, Treasurer; Messrs. Williain Ashlin, tian revelation altogether ; Unitarians Belton Street, Long Acre ; Joseph Bun- receive the gospel as a revelation from nell, Southampton Row, Bloomsbury; God the Father, by his only Son William Burls, Lothbury ; James Collins,

our Lord Jesus Christ. Jews and Spital Square ; Roger Dawson, Kenning. Deists believe Jesus Christ to have ton; James Esdaile, Bunhill Row ; Wii. liam Freme, Catherine Court, Tower Hill; been a cheat and an impostor ; UniJames Gibson, Lime Street, Fenchurch tarians believe in him as the inspired Street; William Gillman, Bank Build- messenger of God, the Messiah and ings, Cornhill; Joseph Gutteridge, Cam- Saviour of mankind. I ask your readberwell; George Hammond, Whitechapel; ers, then, what inore can be needed


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than these plain simple facts, to shew places a two-edged sword in the that Unitarians do "hold other belief hand of his opponent, and I now take of the Deity than what is professed up his own opinions and arguments by Deists and Mahometans”? And as they bear against himself in his when such assertions have been a opposition to the Bill in question. thousand times refuted in this same " The obnoxious terms are the exway, I ask them, what they must think press words of the New Testament, of the man who still blindly and per- and are retained by the Unitarians in tinaciously adheres to them? I ask their translation ; and incredible as them, if this is not “ zeal without the inconsistency may appear, they knowledge”? And if such a want of are the very words of their own bapknowledge be “entitled to compas. tismal office: whatever meaning lheresion,” I ask them, if it is not such as fore they may be accustomed to attach “has no claim to privilege"? Fur to the words in one service, they may ther, Unitarians believe in all the mi- equally retain in the other." Not to racles of Christ, his death, resurrection dwell upon the diametrically opposed and ascension; they believe in him as meaning put by the respective parties the Mediator and Redeemer; and upon the words alluded to, and which through faith in him and repentance as to the point is every thing ; por to unto newness of life, they huinbly ask why Unitarians baptize their chillook to the promise of salvation. If dren in these words of the gospel, if after all this, a man will not believe they are “not Christians :" I proceed that there is any distinction between to observe that thus in a sacred ceDeists and Unitarians, then would he remony we see two wholly opposed not believe though one should rise doctrines licensed, the one under an from the dead. Moreover, Unitarians equivocation, and each doctrine held hold themselves bound to work out by the opposite party to be greatly hostheir own salvation by the divine pre- tile to Christianity; two adverse meancepts of the gospel, and among these ings ascending before the most High, precepts they specially hold to the from one and the same altar, when one which stands pre-eminent amongst that altar is specially dedicated to the the good, Do UNTO OTHERS AS YE support of one of them only! I ask if

this can be Christian integrity! if it And in no case whatsoever do partakes of that singleness of heart they think this heavenly command which above all things is of so great more binding, more awfully incum- price before the Almighty? Here we bent upon their observance, than in see a bishop not only forcing the man all cases of dissent on religious opi- who is "not a Christian” before the nions. But how is the Trinitarian to national altar, but absolutely pointing abide by this precept, following the out to bim the adoption of a ineasure dictates of the Bishop? How would derogatory to its 'sanctity, bending the Trinitarian like to be forced be- its rights to the acceptance of the fore the altar of the Unitarian, there "infidel and heretic," and licensing to be bound in his dearest interests hin in his own meaning, when he at by a form of worship awfully repug- the same time verily believes, that nant to his understandiog, and there upon that very meaning, he will be to have a tribute levied upon him for condemned to perish everlastingly! the support of doctrines which he con. I ask if this is humane, is it Chrisscientiously believed to be highly in- tianity, can it be righteousness? Havjurious to the cause of Christianity? ing heretofore taken an opportunity God the Father, God the Son, and of expressing my surprise at the docGod the Holy Ghost, are supplicated trines which the Bishop adheres to, in the marrige ceremony; the doxo. and particularly at the vehemence logies are to the same purport; the with which he upholds them; it is service is essentially Trinitarian ; it now under no less a degree of sursanctions the ceremony and is binding prise that I find myself necessitated upon the parties as such. But it is to differ from him as to the nature enough that the Unitarian is forced of Christian integrity. I feel a selfbefore a strange altar.

satisfaction in thus washing my hands Limits preclude my now offering of any willing assent to his Lordship's more as testimony on the part of the contrivance upon the present occasion; Unitarian; nor need I: the Bishop and should it be permanently adopted,


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