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and the account of godly min- man returned to his companion, isters.
he found him really liseless! ImHe that hath a blind con- mediately he began to exclaim science, which sees nothing, a aloud, oh, Sir, he is dead ! oh Sir, dead conscience, which feels he is dead! On this the arch. nothing, and a dumb conscience, bishop returned ; and discoverwhich says nothing, is as misera- ing the fraud, said, it is a dangerble, as man can be out of hell. ous thing to trifle with the judg. Life of Mr. Henry.
ment of God.
Scot's Miss. Mag
QUEEN ELIZABETH. ARCHBISHOP LEIGHTON. WHEN the enemies of Eng
land, stung with disappointment One day, in which there hap- at the defeat of the Spanish Arpened a tremendous storm of mada, in the year 1588, and wishlightning and thunder, as Arch- ing to detract from the honour bishop Leighton was going from of the brave defenders of their Glasgow to Dumblaine, he was country, loudly exclaimed that descried, when at a considerable the English had little reason to distance, by two men of bad char- boast, for that, if the elements acter. They had not courage to had not fought for them, they rob him ; but wishing to fall on would certainly have been consome method of extorting money quered, 'the enlarged and ready from him, one of them presently mind of Elizabeth instantly imsaid, I will lie down by the wayside proved the hint. She commandas if I were dead ; and you shall ed a medal to be struck, repreinform the archbishop that I was senting the Armada scattered killed by the lightning, and beg and sinking in the back ground; money of him to bury me. When and, in the front, the British the archbishop arrived at the fleet riding triumphant, with this spot, the wicked wretch told him motto around the medal ; “ Thou this fabricated story, who, having didst blow with thy wind, and the sympathized with the survivor, sea covered them."
A striking gave him money, and proceeded instance this, among thousands, on his journey. But when the that “ salvation is of the Lord.”
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A Discourse before the Society for Church, in Boston, E. Linpropagating the Gospel among . coln, Boston. 1806. the Indians and others in North
occasions America, delivered Nov. 7, similar to this, have, of late years, 1805. By JOSEPH Eckler, D.D. become very frequent. Missionminister of the Old South ary Societies have been greatly multiplied both in Europe and sion to consider the nature and America. To communicate the effects of reconciliation through knowledge of Christ to those who the Gospel. Under the first sit in darkness; to establish the head he remarks, kingdom of light in the region
“That making peace or reconciliaof the shadow of death is an ob- tion involves the concession of a preject exceedingly interesting to existent state of disorder and offence. all the friends of human happi- duced into the
world by our first par:
The disorder or offence is sin, introness. They who have an un- ents in the garden of Paradise, and wavering belief of the promises pervading the hearts of their numer. which God has made in favour ous descendants from that melancholy of the church, and duly consider season to the present da y: It has the means, which must be em
shut the gates of Eden, nipped her
fair fruits, blighted her aromatic flow. ployed to accomplish those
ers; and instead of angels with smiles promises, have the most anima- of love, and accents of celestial joy, ting motives to abound in the has placed cherubims, and a flaming work of the Lord. A very en- sword, turning every way, to keep the couraging motive results likewise way of the tree of life. I cannot ade.
quately describe it. It consists in from the success which has at
contrariety to the nature, opposition tended the pious efforts of God's to the will, and disaffection to the people. What benevolent mind government of a perfect God. It has can survey that success, and produced a kind of war between hea. anticipate the time when the ven and earth.” earth shall be filled with the The author has good reason to knowledge of the glory of the consider the following observaLord, without humble triumph tion of importance ; viz ; in the power and glory of re
“ That the same ideas must ne. deeming love. With what pecu- cessarily be entertained in the mind liar propriety may every believer, of God concerning the evil of sin, at this day, adopt the holy re- when he pardons it, as when it exists solution of Isaiah ; For Zion's
in the first instance. No alteration in sake I will not hold my peaces Divine Being. On any other supposi.
this respect, is ever possible with the and for Jerusalem's sake I will not
tion, our views of the nature of pardor rest, until the righteousness there- must be entirely obscure. To the of go forth as brightness, and the contemplation of the sanctity compris. salvation thereof as a lamp that ed in forgiving love, must be attributed
the reciprocal enjoyment between the burneth.
reconciled sinner, and his Maker: Happy is the preacher, who, For, as repentance cannot fail to in, on a missionary occasion, shows yolve the disapprobation of sin, the a mind raised and ennobled by effect will be realized not in the mere the great object of redemption, desire of emancipation from the con.
demning power of å perfect law, and speaks from the fulness of a
which even the impenitent might exheart, which is united to the Sa- perience; but..... in the admiration of viour's kingdom, and earnestly the character of the Legislator, the desires its enlargement and pros- . dial ack nowledgment that salvation
love of divine holiness, and the cor. perity. The subject of Dr. Eckley's Christ.”'
is of pure grace through Jesus discourse is interesting in itself, anda suited to the occasion:
Under the second head we noFrom Col. i. 20, he takes occa
tice the following correct views
of the decessity and the nature scendently glorious among the of Christ's mediation.
works of God; that it is the prin“To one who has been a friend, or cipal work in the moral system ; virtuous being, it may in general be that the good resulting from the safe and expedient to do a kindness. death of Christ was so great, as to But when it is done to an eneiny, as a absorb the idea of the evil, affordsinner may be viewed in relation to his God, it must be done circumspectly. ing to the mind of the Father the In the former case, the process may enjoyment of infinite felicity on the be plain and easy. In the latter, pre. whole ; that there is abundant liminary considerations may be neede evidence of a peculiar predilection ful. The rights of the divine governs for the saints in the divine counsels, ment may require to be guarded, the laws honoured, religion exalted,' and according to John xvii.; that some the obligation to the practice of holi- plan of divine government, in its ness, with the inexcusableness of sin, nature completely glorious, wise, exhibited by additional light. Par. and good, must in reality exist; doning mercy, as delineated in the gose that whatever this may be, it must pel, is an exemplification of the character of a righteous God. It is
necessarily look beyond time into dignified, as it is benignant, grand eternity, embrace all events, inwhilst it is mild ; embracing justice clude all beings, and comprehend to created beings in general, as well all worlds ; that while the greatest as commiseration to offenders."
display will ultimately be made of While we think the sentiment the perfections of its author, the here expressed honorary to God object, on the whole, is the highest and full of moral beauty; we possible good of the vast system; are quite unable to discover its that even the perpetual punishpertinence in this place, where ment of fallen angels and impeni- . the writer is professedly point- tent men is to be viewed as a ing out the effect8 of gospel re- partial evil, admitted for the sake conciliation. A correct arrange- of the general good ; that there is ment, we apprehend, would have not a single event, at any time, considered the measures here among any beings, or in any world, mentioned, as prerequisite to re- incapable of subjection to the deconciliation and peace. We can- sign of infinite benevolence ; and not help remarking that the sec- 80 that saints and angels will have ond particular, as well as this, reason through eternity to unite in has, at best, a very obscure con- the anthem, “ Halleluia, for the nexion with the idea of effects. Lord God omnipotent reignWe however notice with satis- eth." faction, the passage, in which the These sentiments not only lay writer impressively illustrates the foundation for pious acquiesthe happiness, which natural and cence and joy in Jehovah's ad, moral evil will, on the principle ministration, but directly excite of contrast, occasion to the re- to the most cheerful and zealous deemed. It is a noble thought, co-operation with him. solving a thousand doubts.
The answer to an objection The friends of evangelical against endless punishment, in truth will be pleased to find such the note,
p. 18, 19, deserves sentiments as these ; that the attention. plan of man's redemption is tran- The application of the subject
to the occasion is agreeable. and of his sentiments relative to This discourse, though far from a correct and profitable method of being perfect in the arrangement preaching, may be collected from of its parts, must, on the whole, the following paragraphs. be considered an excellent mis- “ Would we follow the copy set us sionary sermon.
by our Divine Teacher, we must de. clare to our hearers the whole coun. sel of God, without suppressing any part, through fear of giving offence,
or of bringing ourselves into personal A Sermon, preached before the trouble, from the resentment of others.
Convention of the [Congrega. Our Lord never pleased his hearers tional] Clergy of Massachusetts, with this honied doctrine, that there in Boston, May 29, 1806. By which needs only to be cultivated in
is in man by nature a seed of virtue, JOSEPH LYMAN, D. D. Pastor order to elicit the fruits of holiness, of the Church in Hatfield. and render us pleasing to God. Boston. Carlisle.
taught, that the soul of man lies in ruins, under the power of spiritual
death, wholly indisposed to every The theme of this discourse thing, which the law and gospel of is selected from I Cor. xi. 1. and
God require ; that in order to perform Acts x. 38. Be ye followers of the duties and obtain the privileges me, even as I also am of Christ, of his kingdom, we must be bornawho went about doing good, Its
gain, not by a change wrought by lu. 56 leading design,” says
cid argumentation, and moral sua. the
sion, but by a change produced by the preacher, " is to persuade myself supernatural agency of the Spirit of and those who hear me, to a care- God, subduing our natural inclina. ful imitation of our Lord Jesus
tions, and giving an entirely new and Christ, in the active and unweari- brought with us into the world.
different taste from that which we ed benevolence of his life.” A. « On this ground of the total de. design equally important in itself, pravity of the human heart, we must, and appropriate to the occasion. as he has taught us, lay the founda“ The glories of our Immanu
tion of his mysterious scheme of el's benevolence" are illustrated
gospel grace. From this doctrine we
must deduce the necessity of a Dı. by a view of the “ humiliation, VINE SAVIOUR, one who by his obe. self-denial, and suffering.” to dience can glorify the law, and by his which he submitted, “ for the
death answerits infinite demands and benefit and salvation of men ;” of make expiation for sin. Upon this
ground of man's infinite guilt, and ut. his assiduous labours in teach
ter helplessness, rests the necessity ing them those doctrines and of a Mediator, who by uniting in his duties, which would render them mysterious person the natures of God acceptable to God ;” and of the and man, could work out a righteous. numberless kind offices, which he
ness equal to the claims of law and jus.
tice upon the original transgressor. performed, for the relief and hap
As did our Master, so must we his piness of their souls and bodies." ministers lay the ax at the root of bu. This bright and animating ex- man pride and vanity, and lerel all ample is then, in a forcible and pretensions to original and inherent affectionate manner, recommend
righteousness, and bring guilty man a
bankrupt and criminal to the footstool ed to the imitation of the minis- of free, absolute and sorereign grace, ters of the gospel.
to seek redemption by the blood of the An idea of the author's style,
Son of God
“All our preaching, which loses ness to the whole family of Adam ; sight of these doctrines of human de- to teach the affluent, that the use of pravity, and of an atonement made riches is to make men happy by diffufor sin by the death of a Divine Sav-' sive charities, not to pamper the aniiour, and of a spiritual union to him mal appetites of their possessors, not through that faith, which is of the op- to emblazon their names, as men of eration of his Spirit ; all our preach- taste and splendour. This Master in ing, which eludes these points of gos. Israel would counsel the master of the pel doctrine, tends only to dishonour feast not to make his halls and his taGod, to reproach our Saviour, and to bles theatres for the display of magnif. carry the sonls of sinners down the icence, for prescribing rules of prece. current of delusion and false security, dence among dying worms, but to to the gulph of perdition. Let us make them a school of humility, where then follow Christ by urging and re- are taught those honourable regards urging these humbling doctrines, as we which men owe to others, by going hope to do good to the souls of men." and taking the lowest place, and in It has been frequently objected selves; that the glory of an entertain
honour preferring others before them. to sermons constructed on the
ment is to furnish supplies for the plan above recommended, that poor and the maimed, the halt and the they are deficient in practical blind, that the cravings of hunger may instruction, and almost wink out
be satisfied, the tears of grief dried up, of sight the moral and social
the sinking heart of indigence and
wo raised to self enjoyment and gladvirtues. However just this re- ness, and that widows and orphans mark may be, in some instances, may partake in the bounties, and sing no such censure can be justly ap- the praises of the common Father of plied to the present discourse.
men." Dr. L. is not a more ardent ad
On the whole, we doubt not vocate for the distinguishing doc
that the serious and candid read
er will find in this sermon, a trines of the gospel, than for its mild and beneficent virtues. The repast. It is evidently the offreligion, which he inculcates, spring of a masculine understandwhile it humbles the soul to the ing, and a feeling heart. It confootstool of mercy, causes the
tains precious and weighty truths, heart to melt with compassion, clothed in natural, energetic exand overflow with benevolence. pressions. It exhibits its author In his representation, Christiani- in a light highly honourable to a ly appears not a detached frag. Christian minister. He is much ment, but a beautiful whole. The impressed himself, anxious to following remarks, on some parts impress others, and too much abof the character of Christ, are
sorbed in the greatness of his just and striking.
subject, to be ambitious of the “ We find our Divine Teacher at
lighter ornaments of style. Z. Darriages and feasts ; not, indeed, engaged in the idle and dissipated A treatise on the diseases of chilmirth of the guests, not participating dren, and management of infants in their noisy festivity, but teaching them benevolence to the poor and des
from the birth. By MICHAEL titute. It was his object, while their
UNDERWOOD, M.D. Licentiate Acarts were open, to instil into them in midwifery of the royal colo the feelings of humanity and compas- 1 lege of physicians in London ; sion to sufferers ; to dispose the rich, physician to her highness the as the stewards of God's bounty, to re here the distresses of the indigent ;
Princess of ll'ales ; and se to diffuse through their souls the sen
physician to the British lying-in rations of love, of liberality and kind. hospital. Three volumes in one.