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REVIVALS OF RELIGION.
aid the efforts making to improve In the large town of Middlebo- the condition of the Jews. 'Mr. rough, Plymouth county (Mass.) Simon, a converted Jew from Euthere has been, for several months rope, was present, and communipast, a pleasing and very general cated some interesting facts, relaattention to Religion ; which still tive to his dispersed brethren. A continues, with little abatement. society was formed, called “The The number of hopeful converts in Northampton Society for melioratthis work is not known; but is ing the condition of the Jews,” the probably not less than two hun-object of which is, “ to promote dred. In the same county, a
the conversion of the Jews to large addition has been made, with Christianity, in such methods as in a year, to the new Church in shall, from time to time, appear South-Bridgewater: and revivals most expedient and practicable.” have commenced in the towns of
ibid. Carver, Plymouth and Halifax.- (Mr. Simon has since returned Rev. Luther Wright, who preaches to New-York, from his eastern at Carver, writes under date of tour, having visited some of the January 19–“ A very silent, still, principal towns in Massachusetts, but pleasing revival of religion, Connecticut and Rhode Island, as commenced in this place, last Oc- agent of the American Jews' Socitober. About 45 persons have en-ety, and having accomplished the tertained hopes of a saving change; object of his tour in a very satisand the work is still progressing." factory and successful manner.
There are said to be extensive During his absence, he assisted in revivals in Barnstable, Yarmouth, the formation of auxiliary societies Harwich and Chatham, in the coun- in Providence, Boston, Salem, Anty of Barnstable (Mass.) Rev. dover, Worcester, Springfield, Stetson Raymond, Pastor of the Northampton and Hartford. He Congregational Church in Chat- every where found warm friends ham, writes, January 12–“We to the plan of the Society.] have had 40 persons added to our Church the year past; and prob
YOUNG MEN'S EDUCATION SOCIETY ably 30 more will be added in the spring."
The anniversary of this interestIt is stated in the Missionary ing Society was holden in ParkHerald, that there is unusual at- street Church, January 25; when tention to religion in Nantucket; a sermon, appropriate to the occaand that Rev.Mr. Sprague, of West- sion, was preached by Rev. SamSpringfield, writes—There has uel P. Williams, of Newburyport, been in my congregation, for sev- from Micah iv. 5, at the close of eral months past, an interesting re- which, 8116 66 were taken up, in vival of Religion; during which, aid of the funds of the Society:as many as 60 or 70 have hopefully “It is due to the activity and be
nevolence of this Society, to add, that about one tenth part of the re
ceipts into the treasury of the January 14th, a meeting was
American Education Society, durheld in Northampton, for the pur- ing the past year, were paid over pose of adopting some measures to by this efficient auxiliary. Tel.
formed by the missionaries in roThe Rev. Mr. Paul, a mission- | tation, every Sabbath morning, on ary to Hayti, from the Baptist board a small vessel, which has Missionary Society of Massachu- been purchased and permanently setts, in a letter dated at Cape moored for the parpose. The Hayti, August 6, says, that he has meetings were well attended by preached several times to consid- the seamen. The Captains of all erable and attentive audiences. the American ships in port mutuHe held a monthly concert of ally agreed to send their crews prayer, at which about 150 per- regularly to worship on board the sons attended. He found at Cape Bethel.
ibid. Hayti, eight or ten brethren and sisters, with whom he proposed THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SOCIETY celebrating the Lord's supper on
Was formed in 1815; and rethe succeeding Sabbath. He disceived the first year, 8 5000, the tributed a number of Bibles, and second, 7000; the third, 6000, the expected soon to organize a Bible fourth, 1900; the fifth, 9000; the Society at the Cape, and another sixth, 13,000; the seventh, 17,000; at Port-au-Prince.
the eighth and last, 16,962: mak
ing the total amount of receipts, BETHEL SOCIETY IN CALCUTTA.
more than $ 92,000. It has asA Bethel Society has been es
sisted 414 beneficiaries. Fifty tablished in Calcutta, by the mis eight have been received during sionaries of different denomina- the last year. This Society orig tions. It is patronized by the inated at a meeting of eight young Governor General, who is its men in Boston, July 3d, 1815. President. Divine service is per
servoir, would form a small ocean, Fifty millions of dollars, it is cal- on whose bosom might be anchorculated, were spent last year, in ed a line of ships of war, half a the United States, for ardent spir- mile in length; or, if gathered inits; which will be about five dol- to a canal, would fill one 4 feet lars, on an average, for each indi- deep, and 14 feet wide, and 30 vidual ; while our national tax is miles long." Colum. Star. but about two dollars to an individual! But, says a writer, fifty millions of dollars lost, is a "A motion has been made in trifle, a point of vanity, compared Congress, by Mr. Cobb, of Georwith the moral influence of intem- gia, to discontinue the appropriaperance. This immense sum has tions for the civilization and impoured down the throats of about provement of the Indian tribes. four millions of men, seventy-five We do hope, that the sympathies million gallons of liquid fire. A of the American people toward the quantity sufficient to supply a con- few natives that remain, have not stant stream of eight thousand gal- so soon evaporated. No friend of lons an hour; a quantity, which, humanity, it should seem, who if collected and poured into a re- knows the wants of these people,
and the blessings which these ap- family. She said thrat she was not propriations have brought to their a sinner, for she was of the Vellaldoors, can wish them to be diseon- la cast, and that, as the Vellallas tinued, for the purpose of saving cultivate the ground for the benefit a poor pittance to the nation.
of men, they thus atone for their
Telegraph. sins, and also work out a rightFrom a table, attached to the eousness for themselves. --A man, above, taken from the Columbian after hearing me, said, “ Give me Star, it appears, that the number a plan, how to work out my salvaof Schools among the Indians (in- tion." He was not content with cluding the Mission School at my telling him, that he must reCornwall) which have been aided pent and believe in the Saviour. by Government, is twenty-one; Nor was he any more satisfied, which have all been established when I explained to him what resince the year 1817; and contain- pentance and faith were, and who ed, at the last reports, 704 schol- Jesus Christ was. He said"What
ars. For tuition in these Schools, good thing shall I do, that I may * the United States have allowed, have eternal life?” The people
annually, 11,833 dollars; while often tell me, that merely the affor the support of them and the mis- fections of the heart, as repentance, sionary establishments with which faith, &c. are not sufficient for salthey are connected, the Missionary vation; but there must be some Societies expended, last year, the external work, which must be done, sum of 56,019 dollars.
before we can be saved. And they
sometimes solicit me with importuPAGAN VIEWS OF JUSTIFICATION. nity, to tell them what that
The proneness of men, by nat- good work is, which they must do. ure, to seek salvation by the merit | These people do not commonly
of their sinful works, and to reject use the phrase “ to be saved,” or | justification by free grace through any like it; but they speak of
the atonement of Christ; is strik - "Getting heaven.”. By this it is ingly exemplified in the following evident, that they have no idea of extract from the Journal of Gabriel their awful condition as sinners. Tissera, a native preacher in Cey. They have no conception of salvalon. See Missionary. Herald for tion" by a Redeemer.--A woman, February, 1824.
who had heard me on a former oc“When I told the hearers, that, casion, refused to hear me now, in order to be saved, they must saying, “What is the use of hearrepent and believe in the Saviour, ing you, without doing good works?” one of them said, “ Yes, but what They are quite offended with me, what must I do in order to be save when I tell them that good works ed?” meaning what meritorious cannot save us. When I began to work he must do. He meant to talk to another woman, the first say, that, in his religion, he used one said again, “Do not talk to to do some external ceremonies, her, for she has done a great deal and he wished to know what simi- of meritorious work, and therefore lar ceremony he must do, if be needs not hear what you say, she should embrace the Christian re- hawing already secured happiness ligion. The idea of salvation by after death.” Probably she had works, is almost inseparable from given some money for the ceremothe mind of a heathen. They have nies in the temptes, and had done ho conception of salvation through several other deeds similar to this. free grace: nor do they have any And this is all the meritorious idea of a Redeemer.Ă respectar work which has secured happiness ble old woman heard me, with her after death."
ORDINATIONS AND INSTALLATIONS. 1823, December 10th. Install- Rev. James Wilson, of Proed the Rev. William GAMMELL, vidence (R. I.) gave the Charge. as Pastor of the 2d Baptist Church Rev. Francis Wood, of Barringin Newport.
ton (R. I.) presented the Right 1823, December 17th. Ordain- Hand of Fellowship ; and the Rev. ed the Rev. ORVILLE DEWEY, over Jacob Ide, of Medway, offered the the First Congregational Society Concluding Prayer. in New-Bedford, Mass.
1824. February 18th. Ordained, 1823, December 24th. Ordained, as Pastor of the Trinitarian Church Rev. Issac CHASE, as Pastor of the in Taunton (Mass.) the Rev. South Baptist Church, in New-Bed-CHESTER ISHAN. Rev. Mr. Huntford, Mass.
ington, of North Bridgewater, of1824, January 21st. Ordained,
Ordained, fered the Introductory Prayer. the Rev. Joseph Sears, as Pastor The Sermon was preached by the of the Church and Society at Lynn- Rev. Mr. Green, of Boston, from field.
I. Cor. i. 22, 23. Rev. Mr. Fisk, 1824, February 4th. Ordained, of Wrentham, offered the Ordainat Seekonk (Mass.) the Rev. James ing Prayer. The charge was giv.Q. BARNEY. Rev. Elisha Fisk, en by Rev. Mr. Andros, of Berkof Wrentham, offered the Intro- ley. Rev. Mr. Cobb, of Taunton, ductory Prayer. The Rev. Calvin gave the Right Hand of FellowPark, D. D. of Providence (R. I.) ship. Rev. Dr. Codman, of Dorpreached the Sermon, from Psalm chester, addressed the Church and cii. 16, When the Lord shall build | Society ; and the Rev. Mr. Shelup Zion, he shall appear in don, of Easton, offered the Conhis glory. Rev. Pitt Clark, of cluding Prayer. Norton, offered the Ordaining Pray
And may this consecrated hour,
In pride or power, to put his trust: His proper dwelling is the shade ;
Thy love the power of thought bestow'd; His only shelter is the dust.
To thee my thoughts would soar :
Thy mercy o'er my life has flow'd; Those hapless wits, that highest soar,
That mercy I adore.
In each event of life, how clear
Thy ruliug hand I see;
Each blessing to my soul more dear, In lowest vales, the flowers display
Because bestow'd by thee.
In every pain I bear,
'Or seek ielief in prayer.
When gladness wings my favourite lour, So travellers, on a glassy stream
Thy love my thoughts shall fill; Look down indeed-but see the skies. Resign'd when storms of sorrow low'r,
My soul shall meet thy will.
My lifted eyes, without a tear,
Each gathering cloud shall see
My steadfast heart shall know no fear, Be my vain wishes still'd;
That heart shall rest on thee.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. Moralis, on the Sabbath, is received, and shall have a place. The communication of Quinulous, is under consideration. The interrogations of QUERIST, will probably be in
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing.
, the terms ! In proof of this truth, I might arjesh and spirit, or carnal mind and gue from the nature of holiness, spiritual mind, are contrasted, or from the convictions of awakened Set in opposition to each other. By sinners, and from the confessions the flesh or carnal mind, he means of saints; but I choose, at present, the imrenewed heart; and by the to appeal to the testimony of saspirit or spiritual mind, he means cred scripture. And, the new or holy heart. In the chap- 1. The epithets, applied to unter which contains our text, the renewed men in sacred scripture, apostle describes the exercises of furnish evidence, that their hearts his mind after his conversion.- are utterly void of holiness. In the Though he was sometimes con- scriptures, unrenewed men scious of a new heart within him, called, the unclean, the unrightwhich was inclined to the practice eous, the unholy, and the ungodly. of all good; yet he confessed and These terms, if they have any lamented, that he sometimes felt meaning, must imply, that the the same carnal mind, which he hearts of men by nature, are enhad always possessed, before he tirely destitute of holiness. These esperienced the new birth. In this | terms are negatives, and cannot be carnal mind, which he calls his applied, with the least propriety, flesh, and sometimes, the olil man, to those whose hearts possess some and a body of death, he says in the moral purity, some righteousness, text, dwelleth no good thing. Good, some holiness, and some Godliness. as applied to the heart, means the Those, whose hearts are in any same as holy. Good things in the degree holy, ought not, without heart, are holy affections, holy de- the least qualification, to be desires, holy designs and volitions. nominated unholy. To suppose, It was, therefore, the sentiment of that while the sacred writers callthe apostle Paul, that, in the unre- ed unrenewed men, the unclean, newed heart of man, there is no the unrighteous, the unholy and holiness. Butwhether I have the ungodly, they, at the same rightly apprehended the apostle's time, believed them to have some meaning or not; this is the truth, holiness in their hearts, would imwhich I shall endeavour to estab-ply, that they either did not unlish in the ensuing discourse, viz. derstand the meaning of words, or that the hearts of unrenewed men meant to use them in a new, inare void of holiness.
proper, and unintelligible sense: