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SCOTTISH CHRISTIAN HERALD ;
CONDUCTED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE
MINISTERS AND MEMBERS OF THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH.
MARCH 5,-DECEMBER 31, 1836.
"THE FEAR OF THE LORD, THAT IS WISDOM."
JOHN JOHNSTONE, HIGH STREET:
IN presenting to the Public the First Volume of the SCOTTISH CHRISTIAN HERALD, the Conductors cannot refrain from stating the high satisfaction which they feel in contemplating the success with which their labours have, thus far, been crowned. The Periodical was originally projected with the avowed design of "Illustrating and enforcing the doctrines of the Bible,—the great essential principles of Evangelical Grace and Truth ;" and how far this design has been fulfilled may be readily seen by a reference to its pages. The most strenuous efforts have been exerted to combine solid Scriptural instruction with interesting and varied information, and it must certainly afford sincere pleasure to every well constituted mind, that a periodical exclusively devoted to topics connected with the spiritual and eternal concerns of mankind, should be so widely diffused, in the course of a few months, as to cover the length and breadth of the land, and be welcomed weekly, with ever increasing interest, by all classes of the community. Such a result is in the highest degree encouraging, and calls for the liveliest gratitude to Almighty God, the promotion of whose cause,--the wisest, the noblest, and the best,—the SCOTTISH CHRISTIAN HERALD is humbly destined to subserve.
In the present Volume are contained Original Articles by upwards of One Hundred Authors, clerical and lay. In point of literary merit, the contributions speak for themselves; and it is impossible, we conceive, to find, within the same limited space, in any other publication whatever, so great a quantity of varied and valuable information, bearing the authority of the names of the Authors.
That a Publication of this nature is calculated, under the Divine blessing, to produce the most salutary effects can scarcely, for a moment, be doubted, communicating, as it does, a varied combination of truths, both useful and entertaining, and that too, compressed within such narrow limits as to be readily perused by multitudes who have neither leisure nor opportunity to avail themselves of works of larger dimensions. And, accordingly, it appears from the accounts received from all parts of the country, that even in districts the most remote, and hitherto excluded from the range of periodical literature, whether secular or religious, the SCOTTISH CHRISTIAN HERALD has been uniformly received as a boon, and has led, in numerous instances, to the most gratifying change in the character and conduct not of individuals merely, but of whole families. There is reason to hope, indeed, that the weekly distribution of Forty Thousand Copies of a Publication so completely adapted for instructive perusal, both on Sabbath and week-days, will ultimately be productive of incalculable good to the country at large. In these encouraging circumstances, the Conductors pledge themselves to proceed with redoubled alacrity and vigour in the Christian cause in which they have embarked, trusting in the strength of HIM to whom they are desirous that all the glory of their success should be ascribed.
31st December, 1836.
INDEX TO VOLUME I.
ACTIVE Duty, Weariness in, and Unwilling-
Advent. Our Lord's Second, 127.
Necessary to Successful Preach-
On the Efficacy of, 335.
Africa, South, Moravian Settlement in, 583.
America, Nominal Christians in, 224.
Angusina, a Greenland Convert, 123.
Arran, the Isle of, Narrative of a Revival of
Ass, The. By the Rev. David Mitchell, 651.
Assassin, An intended, arrested, 640.
Assembly, General, Pastoral Address on Fa-
Assistance. Make the attempt while you pray
Assured Christian, Character of the, 639.
The Beneficial Effects of
Religious Instruction in. By James Glass-
Bunyan, John, Biographical Sketch of, 290.
Caffraria, A Missionary Scene in, 246.
Calvary, A Walk to. By the Rev. Marcus
Calvin, John, Biographical Sketch of, 499.
Camels. By the Rev. Robert Jamieson, 268.
Canticles II. 1-5, Paraphrase of. By the
Rev. Archibald M'Conechy, 272.
Catechism, The Assembly's Shorter, On the
Arrangement observed in. By the Rev.
History of the Shorter. By the
Catechumens, Form of admitting, to the
Lord's Supper. By the Rev. Henry
The, a Stranger and Pilgrim up-
on Earth. A Discourse, by the Rev.
Difference between the, and the
The, Death of, a Sleep. A Dis-
course, by the Rev. Hugh Ralph, LL.D.,
Minister of the Scotch Church, Oldham
Landsborough, Minister of Stevenston,
Principle and Consistency, The In-
Christian's, The Dying. Anticipations of
Death and Glory. By Richard Huie,
Progress towards the Perfection
of Heaven. A Discourse, by the Rev.
Great Work. A Discourse, by the
Motive in his Great Work. A Dis-
Christians, the Support of the World, 16.
Difference among, 479.
A Guilty, The Horrors of, Exem-
plified. By Thomas Brown, Esq., 647.
Consistency, The Necessity of Christian, 96.
Contrast between Christ and Mahomet, 351.
Covenant, The Solemn League and, 61.
Covenanters, The. By John Galt, Esq., 480.
Cowper, Rev. J., A.M. Last Hours of, 578.
Craig, John, Some striking passages in the
Creation, On the Wisdom of God as Dis-
played in the Works of. By the Rev.
Damascus, A Description of, 653.
"Day, As thy, so shall thy Strength be," 16.
Dead, The Burial of the. By the Rev.
Death-Bed Scenes. By the Rev. Alexander
Moody, A.M., 45, 92, 156, 451.
By the Rev. John A. Wallace, 65.
A Mother's. By the Rev. Stevenson
Deluge, The Traditions of, 373.
Desert, On Mungo Park's finding a Tuft of
Destruction, The Broad road leadeth to, 319.
Discovery of Unsuspected Sin, one of the re-
sults of Sanctified Affliction, 223.
Disease, Man's, and the Gospel Remedy, 63.
Disinterestedness Rewarded, 464.
Divine Love, The Believer's Soliloquy on, 432.
Truth, Providence Exemplified in
connection with the Power of. By Alex.
Doddridge, Dr Philip, Biographical Sketch
Dogs in Eastern Cities. By the Rev. Robert
Drew, Samuel, A.M., Biographical Sketch
Drunkard; The Family of the, a Sketch.
By the Rev. Thomas Dimina, A. M.,