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The greatest enthusiasm and exultation prevailed in Paris. Many of the odious ministers have been arrested, but some have retired into voluntary exile. All the creations of Peers during the reign of Charles, were declared null and void.
The sixth article of the former Charter, making the Roman religion the religion of the state, is abolished in the Charter subscribed by the present King. May it only be remembered to be detested!
The above intelligence recounts facts of the highest value to the Christian. To the mere abdication of a Popish tyrant, and the elevation of a semi-republican infidel to the French limited monarchy, we are equally indifferent-but we cannot be insensible to the claim of Philip I, king of the French, upon William IV, king of England, that the mortal remains of Bonaparte shall be transferred from their cemetry in the Atlantic, to be deposited where the Code Napoleon has been virtually the means of partially regenerating France. It is an honest, and merited, and laudible tribute to mental and patriotic superiority for the genius and civic character of Napoleon, with all his excrescences and faults, have already attained their elevation in history. But one of the two grand items in the above details, places France in the first rank of European nations. "The censorship of the press is forever abolished!" Amen-then the Jesuits have been despoiled of nine-tenths of their opportunities to cajole pollute and rob the people-but "sing, O Heavens! and be joyful, O earth! and break forth into singing, O mountains! for the Lord has comforted his people!" The Popish idolatry, the established IRreligion is abolished; and in all probability forever! "Rejoice over the fall of Babylon, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets" and let the voice of all people shout, "Alleluia; salvation and glory, and honor, and power, unto the Lord our God: for he hath judged the great whore who did corrupt the earth with her fornication." Revelation, xix: 1, 2.
All the powers of Europe, according to the vision of John in Patmos, when he was "in the Spirit on the Lord's day" would first give, their power to the Beast, and afterwards would hate the whore of Babylon, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire." Revelation, xvii: 16-18. The French began the glorious work in Europe at their former revolution-Napoleon more artfully promoted it-and the present stroke of the Constitutionalists of Paris is rewarding her in full and merited retribution, "double according to her works."
The union of the Church and State in Europe, has been the cause of all the miseries and desolations in the ten horns of the Beast-and it is not a little remarkable, that France should be the first of all the kingdoms to reject that anti-christian nuisance. While the Papists. are endeavouring to effect that same union in this country covertly, they are slandering the Puritans for designing that iniquity, to cast off which, their ancestors fought, suffered, migrated. rebelled and conquered.
But we must rejoice with trembling-for our country will be deluged with those French Jesuits, for whom France will afford no place for their intrigues-according to the information which we have re
ceived from abroad in this momento-" You will have to watch the movements of French Jesuits: for against them the Liberal or Infidel party in France is conflicting. In this way, the God of Israel accomplishes his omniscient purposes and beneficent will, by dashing one potsherd against another."
That the Protestant cause must be indescribably enhanced by these various movements, is evident from the fact that the chiefs of our denomination have been prominent actors in the late revolution, and have been distinguished by every possible mark of approbation on the part both of the new sovereign and the triumphant citizens. As Jesuitism and Popery with all their complicated and multiplied abominations cannot thrive in countries where the press is free, liberty of conscience governs, and Christians perform their duty to their Redeemer; it requires not the spirit of prophecy, to be assured, that if the present order of things maintains the ascendency in France, during the next twenty years, that the French will be to all intents and purposes a nation of Protestants and Freemen. Amen. Thus "may Babylon be thrown down, and be found no more at all "—and all mankind resound the song-"Alleluia; the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. Alleluia, Amen."
THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY AT GETTYSBURG.
On the 29th of September, the Rev. Dr. E. L. Hazelius was solemnly inaugurated, as Professor of Biblical aud Oriental Literature of this institution.
The Rev. Dr. Kurtz delivered a most interesting charge, after which the Professor delivered an Inaugural Address, which together with the charge, the Directors have resolved to publish.
Upon this occasion the exercises were all performed in the German language.
The examination of the Theological students, and those of the Gymnasium, was very satisfactory to all who were in attendance.
The Directors have made all the preparatory arrangements for building an edifice suitable for a Seminary of the Ev. Luth. Church, and with the blessing of God, expect to complete it so far as to accommodate the students in it, by next fall.—[ E ditor
Missionary and Education Society, of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, of Maryland and Virginia.
THE Treasurer acknowledges the receipt of thirty dollars, from the Rev. J. N. Hoffman, of Taney-town; and two dollars, from the Rev. M. Wachter. LEWIS MEDTART, Treasurer,
October 1st. 1830.
A merchant in London had a dispute with a Quaker respecting the settlement of an account. The merchant was determined to bring the account into court, a proceeding which the Quaker earnestly deprecated, using every argument in his power to convince the merchant of his error; but the latter was inflexible. Desirous to make a last effort, the Quaker called at his house one morning, and inquired of the servant if his master was at home, the merchant hearing the inquiry, and knowing the voice, called out from the top of the stairs, "Tell that rascal I am not at home." The Quaker, looking up towards him, calmly said, "Well, friend, God put thee in a better mind." The merchant, struck with the meekness of the reply, and having more deliberately investigated the matter, became convinced that the Quaker was right and he was wrong. He requested to see him, and after acknowledging his error, he said, "I have one question to ask you,-how were you able, with such patience, on various occasions, to bear my abuse?" "Friend," replied the Quaker, "I will tell thee: I was naturally as hot and as violent as thou art. I knew that to indulge this temper was sinful and I found that it was imprudent. I observed that men in a passion always spake aloud; and I thought if I could controul my voice I should repress my passion. I have, therefore, made it a rule never to let my voice rise above a certain key; and by a careful observance of this rule, I have, by the blessing of God, entirely mastered my natural temper." The Quaker reasoned philosophically, and the merchant, as every one else may do, benefitted by his example.
Departed this life, on the 14th of July last, the Rev. JOHN MICHAEL STECK, Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Congregation at Greensburg, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, aged 73 years 9 months 9 days. He was born at Germantown, Penn. 5th Oct. 1756. Moved by a strong inclination to dedicate himself to the ministry, the deceased pursued the study of Divinity for some time under the late Dr. Helmuth, and was admitted, after having completed a course of studies, as a member of the Lutheran Synod of Pennsylvania.-In 1784 he took charge of the congregation at Chambersburg, and those connected with it, in Franklin county, Penn. In 1785 he married Esther, daughter of the late John Haffner of Franklin county.
In 1789 he was called to the congregations in Bedford and Somerset counties, Pa. and after ministering to them three years he accepted a call from the congregations in Westmoreland county, Pa. and located at Greensburg in 1792 at a time, when the western part of Pennsylvania was yet a wilderness, and when he and the Rev. John Stouch were the only Lutheran clergymen in that part of the country. The deceased frequently visited the people scattered over
the counties of Washington, Alleghany, Armstrong, Butler, Mercer, and Crawford. In these journeys he was exposed to many hardships and dangers-often obliged to preach in cabins, small dwelling houses, barns, and sometimes in the open air-yet he was not without the consolation of seeing his endeavours under God blessed by the forming and building up of many congregations, which are now in a flourishing condition and have their own Preachers. Gradually as these congregations increased in number and strength and would be supplied with ministers, he confined himself to the congregations in and about Greensburg, ministering to them in holy things until the day of his death.
When in 1817 the Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Ohio was constituted, he became connected with that body and in 1822 was unanimously chosen its Senior. Of the deceased it may justly be said that he was a fit and faithful laborer in the vineyard of the Lord; and that in his death the Church has sustained a very severe loss.He cheerfully underwent the troubles and vexations attending the discharge of his duties. The service of his Lord and Master was the thing nearest to his heart. His discourses were warm and sincere. Being an enemy to vice he reproved without fear. He devoted much of his time and labour to instruct and prepare the youths in his congregations, and thousands who received confirmation at his hands will bear testimony to his zeal and faithfulness as a teacher.
During the last three years the deceased found his strength gradually declining, being frequently indisposed. He was finally attacked with a dysentery, which in a few days, ushered him into the eternal world. His immortal spirit disengaged itself from its earthly tabernacle and ascended to the mansions on high. Though he perceived death approaching him slowly and certainly, yet the king of terror had no terror for him, his view extended beyond death and the grave to that other and better world, where there was a crown of glory in store for him, which he hoped to receive at the hands of him whom he had served with sincerity.
He was buried on the 16th July in the grave yard at Greensburg, and the very numerous assembly that followed his mortal remains to the place of interment indicated how much he was beloved and regretted. The Rev. Jonas Mechling of the Evan. Lutheran Church pronounced the funeral service at the grave. The assembly having retired to the Church, the Rev. Dewalt Rothacker commenced the service with an appropriate prayer, after which the Rev. N. P. Hawke of the German Reformed Church delivered a discourse from Hebrews xiii. v. 6—and was followed by the Rev. Mr. Mechling with a few remarks upon the same text. The deceased has left a widow, 13 children and 66 grand children, who with his parishioners and neighbours lament his departure from them. Rest gentle spirit in peace, until the all-piercing sound of the trumpet, in the morning of the resurrection calls forth thy ætherial body and reunited therewith, thou shalt hear the blessed declaration-Well done thou good and faithful servant, &c. &c: Enter thou into the joy of the Lord!
The Bible our rule of faith!-The right of private judgment our privilege.
On the Union of the Divine and Human Nature of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Text, John i. 14.-And the word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.
The incarnation of the Son of God, is certainly a mystery, but to perishing sinners, it is a blessed mystery, full of comfort as well as wonder. This doctrine is clearly exhibited in various passages of scripture, but in none perhaps with more clearness and precision, than in the passage now before us. "And the word was made flesh," &c.
The word or logos here mentioned is the Lord Jesus Christ. This is so evident from the whole context, that on this point, we need make only a single passing remark. The person here designated as the "word made flesh," is in the 14th verse declared to be the only begotten of the father-this we know is in several places said of Jesus Christ, and of no other, therefore by the word "made flesh" is clearly meant Jesus Christ, and now as in the 1st verse it is affirmed that the Word was God, and as the expression "was made flesh" is only another phrase, for was made man, the doctrine of our text is this: Jesus Christ our glorious mediator, is in one person very God and very man-or, in other words, is possessed of two natures, the human and divine, in mysterious yet all harmonious union. This doctrine we shall now, by divine assistance, endeavour to prove
A. From the necessity of the case, and B. From scripture testi, mony.
A-Before we enter upon the argument, let it be premised, that in the scriptures, Jesus Christ is declared to be the great mediator, of whom it is affirmed, "We have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins." Now, in order that Jesus Christ might be qualified to act the part of Mediator-in order that he might be able to satisfy the claims of divine justice, and make reconciliation Vol. V No. 9.