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kingdom, thau he does that of any | willing to go to heaven. Eternal individual subject of his kingdom. happiness is desirable in itself, Our happiness therefore will be and eternal misery is not. But sacrificed if the general good re since the whole weight of the obquire it; or if it is promoted at all, i jection rests upon our ignorance it will be only in subordination to of the will of God, it certainly the ultimate ends of the Divine must have the same bearing in the government. Here, too, let our one case which it has in the other. feelings coincide with the feelings
Should it be further objected, of God. Let us put the same es
that if this doctrine be true, we timate upon our own interest; and ought to be willing to become sinwith him let us regard the happi- i ners and to remain the enemies of ness of his whole kingdom, with God forever; we reply, that if by deeper solicitude than we do our the willingness here expressed, own. Let us rejoice that we are be meant, those feelings of quiet the clay and he is our potter, and submission and cheerful acquiesthat he will make us vessels unto cence in Divine Providence, which honour or unto dishonour, accord flow from supreme love to God, ing to his sovereign pleasure. -- and from a supreme and disinterBut this is disinterested benevo ested attachment to the general lence; this is all that is implied in good, we believe it to be the inthe term, unconditional submis- dispensable duty of every intellision. To estimate our own happi- gent being to exercise it. ness according to its real value, But if the objection imply that to rejoice that we are at the sov- i willingness which wicked men and ereign disposal of Jehovah, and devils feel, we believe that disinnotwithstanding we feel a great | terested benevolence, as well as anxiety for our own welfare, re the precepts of the gospel, require gard the general good with deeper feelings directly the reverse. In solicitude than we do our own, is the act of submission, the inind the highest degree of benevolence contemplates the Deity, not only ever attained by an intelligent be as presiding over the destinies, ing
but as directing the conduct of his Should it be said that we do not creatures, and with the utmost know what the will of God is, and alacrity commits to his all-wise therefore we ought not to be wil- and all-controlling Providence the ling that our interest should be supreme disposal of all his works. sacrificed; we answer, For the
Utica Christ. Repos. same reason we ought not to be
FROM THE TELEGRAPH. minister, by practice, declares to
his people and the world, concernMr. Editor- The question is ing those with whom he exchanges often asked, Can a minister of the pulpits. gospel, who believes in the Divin 1. He declares that he believes ity of our Lord Jesus Christ, con- | they are, according to the Bible, sistently with faithfulness to him ministers of our Lord Jesus Christ. and the souls of men, exchange 2. He declares that he believes pulpits with men who reject that that they preach essentially the
same gospel which the apostles An answer to this question may | preached. be obtained by considering what a 3. He declares that he believe
that those things in which his faith | able to the word of God, he can differs from theirs, are not essen- consistently with faithfulness to tial.
Christ, exchange with them. Oth4. He declares that he believes erwise he cannot: because by dothat their preaching is calculated ing it, he would declare to the to promote the conviction and con- world what he does not believe. version of sinners, and the inter- | This no conscientious man will do: ests of the church of our Lord and this no liberal man, who Jesus Christ in the world.
suitably regards the rights of conNow, if such a minister really science, will wish him to do. believes all this, and if it is agree
REVIVALS the circle were in like manner
blessed. One great town, which Fourteen years ago, or upwards, never before had been blessed a great spiritual drought lay on the with a shower of grace from its orchurches in Worcester county, Igin, now experienced a wonderMassachusetts Seven ministers i ful work of salvation. More than agreed to set up prayer meetings one hundred joined the church.in rotation among their people, for In a third town, a hundred united the outpouring of the Spirit. The with the church in one summer seven ministers should meet in and fall. Good people feit it was each place, and probably as many the Lord's doing, and marvellous good brethren from other church- | in their eyes, es, as could find it convenient. This accords with the following Soon after this commenced, revi- predictions relative to these last vals of religion began in their cir- days: “It shall yet come to pass, cle, and the seven churches were that there shall come people, and blessed with a refreshing shower the inhabitants of many cities: of grace. A minister in New- , And the inhabitants of one city Hampshire being in Massachusetts, shall go to another, saying, Let and being assured of this fact, re us go speedily to pray before the lated it when he returned to his Lord, and to seek the Lord of association. They immediately Hosts; I will go also.” Zech. viii. resolved upon a similar line of du- 20, 21. - At that day shall they ty in the circle of their churches call every one his neighbour under and congregations. They com the vine and under the fig tree;" menced in a town where the lead- | i. e. shall unite for solemn intering characters were unfriendly to cession.
Ver. Miss. Reg. Evangelical sentiment. The ministers united short exhortations with prayers for the Spirit of grace. A correspondent suggests to us
They afterwards had the happiness an improvement in the Police, in to find that some souls in that first this age of improvements, which meeting were pricked in the heart. is simple, and might produce some A great awakening there followed good effects. It is this: that no which gave
the cause of Christ a Dram-Shop should be allowed to commanding tone in the church be opened, but in the vicinity of a and town. A number of towns in | Burying Ground: that as the cus
A GOOD THOUGHT.
tomers are discontented with the l happen to die in the place, as well slow march of time, and are for as in the hurry of their diurna! pogiving him wings to hurry them on tations, they might be hurried into to death and dissolution, they may | their graves, that their names and have a clearer view of the end of examples might be covered up as their race. It might also have a soon as possible, and rot together. further advantage: if they should
CONVERSION OF A JEWESS. tors was then read; from which it A communication from Mr. John O'Neill, appeared, that, since the preced
15th, 1824, mentions the following in different parts of our country, dated Marggrabowo, in Poland, March ing anniversary, 198 beneficiaries, fact:
I had an opportunity of speaking have received appropriations from with the Rev. Mr. 'Salskowstir, the Society, amounting in the rector of Alweiden, a village about whole to 810,210. Of these young twelve miles from this. He told men, fifty are pursuing preparatome, that he has, within the last ry studies at 16 different Acadefive years, baptized several Jews. mies, and 148 are in 13 different A few weeks since, a Jewish girl Colleges. The receipts into the attended his church through curi-treasury, during the year, were osity, but was so struck with what $9,454 88;-:nore than 82000 less she heard, that she found it im
that in the year preceding. By possible to continue any longer a
the Education Societies in our Jewess. She has been baptized, country unitedly, it is estimated and by her conduct and conversa
that, already, more than 700 young tion is showing forth the praises of
men have been assisted in preparHim who has called her from ing for the Gospel Ministry. darkness to light, and from the
Bos. Tel. power of satan unto God. Indeed, said Mr. S. she is a pattern to all the people in my parish. A Ro The most animating intelligence man Catholic priest, who has come which we have to present—the over from Poland, with the inten- most animating, we may say, which tion of becoming a Protestant in has ever been transmitted from this place, told me he had baptiz- the East-is communicated in a ed eleven Jewish families this last letter from Mr. Garrett at Bomyear in Poland.
bay, who had received letters from
Jaffna, in the island of Ceylon.AMERICAN EDUCATION SOCIETY. He writes that all the stations there
The Annual Meeting of the have been favoured with the merci American Education Society was ful visitations of the Holy Spirit, holden in the Old South Church and that sixTY OR SEVENTY NATIVES in this city, on Wednesday evening, the 29th Sept. The meeting was opened with prayer by Rev.
OthMr. Thompson, of Rehoboth.- ers are enquiring what they shall The Annual Report of the Direc- I do to be saved.
HAVE RECENTLY GIVEN EVIDENCE
OBITUARY. In Plymouth (Monument Ponds) on was enployed as an instructor, he fitted Saturday the 25th Sept, the Rev. Moses for entering College, a considerable PARTRIDGE, Pastor of the Church of number of young gentlemen ; who, with Christ in that place, aged 36. He was their parents and connexions, will grate. ordained over that Church and people fully remember his assiduity and faith. on the 21st of April last, and married fulness. Mr. Taylor possessed a strong alon the 17th of August. His funeral tachment to scientific pursuits generalls, solemnities were attended on Tuesday, and was distinguished in those of Geolo by a large assembly of mourning and gy and Mineralogy ; in which be em. afficted friends. Á discourse was de. braced every opportunity that present livered on the occasion, by Rev. Luther ed for improvement. He was a good Wright, of Carver, from Heb. vi. 12– scholar; and was distinguished in those “ But followers of them, who through branches of science, the cultivation of faith and patience inherit the promises " which his employment particularly de. Mr. Partridge was a very pious, exem. manded. In his moral character, he was plary, and devoted Christian: an able, unexceptionable. As a man of honour, faithful, and useful preacher of the gos he was scrupulously refined and delipel. He lived greatly beloved by the cate. His piety was sincere and ardent, Church and people of his charge, and but without ostentation. He was very by his numerous friends; and died deep decided in support of what he deemeil ly lamented in the triumph of failb and moral rectitude; and few persons, it is hope." Mark the perfect man, and believed, were more cautious in forming behold the upright; for the end of that a friendship ; or more varm, sincere, man is peace.”
and persevering in it, when it was formThe early removal of this zealous and ed During a distressing illness of three devoted servant of Christ, from an affec. weeks, in which his bodily sufferings tionate, disappointed and afflicted peo were acute and trying, he manifested : -ple, and from his amiable partner, with calm submission to the Divine will-and whom he had lived but a few weeks, is when asked, “If he was fearful in a a very dark, painful and trying event in prospect of death ?" he replied, “No. Divine Providence. While we tenderly A Christian has no reason to be afraid sympathize with his bereaved and sor. to die." His early death has called bis rowtul widow, and with the afflicted aged and renerable parents, and his Church and Society, we are constrained brothers and sisters, to mourn-yet their to adopt the expressive language of the mourning is consolatory. For knowing Psalmist, . Help, Lord; for the Godly that his hope of salvation which proved, man ceaseth: for the faithful fail from in his utmost need, " an anchor to his among the children of men.”
soul.” was founded on the free grace of
Memorial. God in Christ Jesus, where theirs is al. At Barkhamstead, Conn. in the bouse 80 placed; they indulge a joyful anticiof his parents, on Friday, the 22d of Oc pation of an happy meeting beyond the tober, Mr. STEUBEN TArcor, aged 29 grave, which will be inseparable and
without sorrow. vears, of a bilious fever of the typhus
Mr. Taylor will be grade (typhus gravior.) Mr. Taylor was long remembered by a numerous circle educated in Brown University, and since
of friends in this town, and also by his he graduated, had devoted himself to College associates, as an amiable and the instruction of youth in this town,
valuable man-and they will feel no re. with much credit to himself and a full grets when recollecting that he was approbation of bis employers. During numbered among their much esteemed, the term of about five years, in which he and highly valued friends,
ORDINATIONS. 1824. October 6th, Ordained at Barn. 1824. November 3d. Ordained at Newstable, Mass. Rev. H. HERSET. Sermon Castle, Me. Rev. Jotaan Sewalt, jun. by Rev. Mr. Palfrey, o. Boston. over the Congregational Church in that
1824. October 13th. Ordained at Wey. place. Sermon by Rev. Samuel Jobu, mouth, Mass. Rev. Jostau Bext, as Pas. son, of Alvna. tor of the First Church in that town. 1824. November 3d. Ordained, Rev. Sermon by Rev. Mr. Gile, of Milton. Seta FannswORTA, as Pastor of the
1824. November 3d. Ordained, Rev. Church in Raymond, N. H. Sermon by J. D. GAREN, as Pastor of the 2d Rev. A. Burnsam, of Pembroke, from Congregational Church in Lynn.
Ser II. Corin, v. 18. mon by Rev. Dr. Ware, of Cambridge
hy P E. is received and will be printed
But this I say, Brethren, the time is short. IN the preceding verses of this ends with their motions, has been chapter, the apostle had given his compared to a narrow isthmus, beCorinthian brethren several direc- l tween two vast oceans. tions respecting their temporal In its most extensive sense, as concerns. And lest, as is too comprehending the whole age of the
even with Christians, i world, time is short. they should bestow undue atten It is short, whether we compare tion upon
these things, to the neg. it with the whole of duration, or lect of others more important, he with the work which God has to solemnly reminds thein of the do in it. shortness of time. “But this I Tíme, in its largest extent, is say, brethren, the time is short.” short, compared with the whole of
Time, in its most extensive duration. It is a point, between sense, is that part of duration, two lines of unlimited length.which intervenes between the be-Time, compared with either the ginning and the end of the world. I preceding or following eternity, is Though there was a succession of but a moment, the twinkling of an ideas in the Divine mind, from ev-eye.
At the resurrection of the erlasting; yet, properly speaking, dead, the time that Adam will there was no time, until the work have slept in the dust of the earth, of creation began. Previously to will appear to him, in view of eterthis, all was one uniform, vast nity, as a summer's night. The eternity. And though there will sleep of death 's short. The nabe a succession of ideas in the tions under growod, have but just Divine mind, and in the minds of time to close beir eyes, before intelligent creatures, after the end they are awaked by the last trump of the world; yet, properly speak to behold the Judge coming in the ing, there will be no time. After | clouds. It is presumed, that if the final conflagration and judg- you should ask the first man, or ment, all will be one uniform, vast any of his cotemporaries, at the eternity. Time, which is ineas- I day of judgment, how long he has ured by the revolutions of the been dead; he will reply, A litheavenly bodies, and begins and tle while. Suppose that this earth,