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enemies, and employed for the real furtherance of the Gospel; that arrangements may be made to prevent interference and collision among different bodies of labourers in the vineyard of the Lord, and to afford mutual support and encouragement in various departments of Christian labour; that very much may be done to assuage the bitterness of controversy, and to prevent unseemly strife and contention among Christians; that,-when this has been effected, and brotherly love more and more prevails,-great hindrances, which now stand in the way of our advancement to more full agreement in the Truth, will be removed; that in the mean time, a common and united testimony to the all-important truths, in which we are already agreed, is calculated to be highly useful under the blessing of God, among both believers and unbelievers; and, above all, when unseemly strife is laid aside, and Christian love begins to prevail among us, we shall all mutually do good to one another and (praying all for each, and each for all, and speaking the truth in love) we shall all "grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ." (2 Pet. iii. 13; Eph. iv. 13). This growth in grace must be constantly kept in view-must be aimed at in every meeting, and sought in every prayer. We do not think the Union will be strong or lasting, unless, out of the fulness of Christ, we all receive more grace, and grow in faith and love and all good works.
We will only add, in conclusion, that we have no fear that our Church will suffer from this Union. We feel assured that increased knowledge of her real character and spirit, and candid discussion, will tend to strengthen, not to weaken her. We feel very strong in our position, when we take our stand upon the true principles of our Church, as set forth in her Articles, Homilies, and Liturgy. We can, therefore, well afford to show kindness and forbearance to others. It is written, "We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves." (Rom. xv. 1.) This is the Scriptural rule. Those who act otherwise, show themselves to be weak. The natural man, indeed, will say, the weak must give way to the strong: and, when he feels himself strong, he thinks he may insist on pleasing himself, and having his own way in everything. But the Scriptural rule is just the contrary. Paul was strong indeed, in the grace which is in Christ Jesus, and therefore he could well afford to become all things to all men, that by all means he might gain some. Let none of us insist that we are strong, and yet act as if we were weak,-by refusing to bear the infirmities of others.
AN APPEAL TO THE ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD OF IRELAND, with a Prefatory address to the Laity of the same community, by the Rev. WILLIAM DIGBY. Dublin.
THIS is a plain, full manifestation of the apostacy of the Church of Rome in its violation of every command in the Decalogue, and in its entire departure from the gospel of Christ in the leading truths of that gospel. It is the honest appeal of a faithful Christian minister to the Roman Catholics. Too little has been attempted in the way of seeking their spiritual welfare by such direct addresses. The sins of Rome are distinctly stated under each of the ten commandmentsin; this respect Mr. Digby views her as avoμos The Lawless One. In corrupting the gospel he views her as TIXITOS the Antichrist. The pamphlet contains a great deal of valuable information, and we trust may be widely circulated.
BETWEEN ESSENTIALS AND NON-ESSENTIALS,-a test of Ministerial Usefulness. A VISITATION SERMON, by the Rev. W. STONE, Incumbent of Trentham. 1845.
An excellent, and very seasonable sermon. In the Preface it is said, "the chief aim of the author, was,-to glorify his Lord and Master, Christ, as head over all things to the Church, and exalt he operation of his Spirit as the great agency left on earth for he perfecting of the saints, and for the work of the ministry; in pposition to some of the crying heresies and errors of the present imes, which tend to the encouragement of Popish formality and uperstition on the one hand, and religious insubordination, indiference and free thinking on the other." The Preface closes with devout prayer for increased Christian Union, and the remark of Robert Hall," They who are good enough for heaven, ought rely to be good enough for us.'
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JAN. 18.-On the first day of Hilary or Lent Term a Congregation was holden, when the following degrees were conferred:
DOCTOR IN DIVINITY.
J. S. Wasey, Trinity coll.
At the same time, the Rev. R. Parkinson, M.A., of Trinity college, Dublin, was admitted ad eundem.
The vacant office of Organist to the University has been filled up by the ap pointment of Dr. Stephen Elvey, organist of New college.
The Rev. Robert Phelps, D.D. Master of Sidney Sussex college, has been elected Vice-Chancellor of this university for the year 1844-5.
Mr. James John Woolley has been elected a Fellow of Peterhouse.
DEC. 14. In a Congregation holden on Wednesday last, the following degrees were conferred :
MASTERS OF ARTS. Chas. Wm. Blunt, Trin. coll.
T. H. H. Noel, St. John's coll.
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