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was not satisfied with them. He met with change of heart and life." This was indeed many who professed to be spiritual physi. | a lovely sight to the heart of the downcast cians, but there was none among them who | missionary, who had sown in tears, and was could bind up his wounds. They prescribed now called to reap in joy. Here was a medicines for his diseased soul, but they little garden, planted and enclosed by God's were not healing, but only served to irritate hand, and bringing forth the fruits of rightand aggravate the disease. In company eousness to his glory. Well, indeed, may with his wife he frequently made this matter we exclaim, when looking on this stream of one of serious conversation. At one time | living grace in the desert, “ What hath God they seriously thought of visiting the shrine | wrought ?" This convert now presents a of Juggernaut, that he might there cleanse fair example of a steady and consistent away the guilt of his soul, and escape that Christian, and his wife also continues to wrath which they feared would descend upon walk with him in the fear of God. them on account of sin. But on hearing of The orphan school received an addition the wicked practices that were there carried this year of eleven boys, one of whom reon by the priests, and of the fearful ravages | turned to the gentleman who placed him in of cholera which often broke out amongst the school, and another accompanied Mr. the pilgrims, they determined on relinquish Gordon when he returned to Vizagapatam. ing their purpose. Thunuah then began to A few additions were made to the church inquire earnestly into the nature and reality this year, and also to the number of the of the Christian faith, and to compare it! baptized ; and at the close of it, we find with the dogmas and ceremonies of Hin the number of Christians connected with dooism. About this time he was stationed the mission, as follows: baptized adults and at Kimmedy, (a large town, about forty | children, 51; inquirers, 14 ; total, 65. miles from Chicacole,) as hospital peon,
(To be continued.) and was much benefitted by the society and counsel of assistant-apothecary Ed. wards, who gave him considerable help in his inquiries after truth, and had frequent conversation with him relative to the things REMINISCENCES OF DR. CHALMERS IN which belonged to his eternal peace. He gra.
THE CLASS ROOM, dually became convinced of the truth and superiority of the Christian faith; and was The writer had often heard of the cele. confirmed in his convictions by the inter. | brated Dr. Chalmers, and had often been views which he had with myself at various thrilled by the perusal of his eloquent and times. At this time a severe struggle com soul-elevating writings, but had never seen menced in his mind. His desire to take up “ the great good man." Being called upon, the cross and follow Christ was strong, but in the course of Divine Providence, and for his wife and relatives kept him back from the sake of the advancement of Christ's carrying out the purpose of his mind. Again cause by the preaching of the glorious gospel, and again he resolved, and again and again to reside for a few days in our northern me. he held back, through the entreaties of his tropolis, I gladly accepted the invitation of wife, who dreaded the consequences that a friend, a student in the Free Church might ensue from his breaking caste. At College, to accompany him one afternoon length, in answer to his fervent prayers, it to hear Dr. C. lecturing on theology. While pleased the Lord to open her heart, and to waiting for the professor, who was a few bring her to the decision of taking up the minutes too late, I had time to look around cross with her husband, and publicly re. the crowded class-room. Here and there nouncing idolatry. When he had obtained I could distinguish those who had been her consent, he immediately wrote to me at well-known to me in the university of anVizagapatam, to come and baptize him and other city, but who either did not observe me, his family at Polcandab. As I was about to | or, from the length of time that had elapsed leave Vizagapatam for Cuddapah, this letter since the period of our acquaintance, joined was forwarded to Mr. Dawson, who went to the unexpectedness of my presence there, shortly after to the town where he resided, could not recognise me. Thus, thought I, and baptized this intere ting convert, with his is it in all spheres of life; we meet but to wife and four children. Mr. D., writing of separate ; and those who in boyhood exthis event, says, “ I could scarcely entertain change the friendly grasp and the merry the belief that they were in earnest, until I smile of recognition, when they have filed saw them, and then indeed my joy was such off in different directions, as they advance as few can imagine. Their reception of me in years, and suddenly encounter each other and my catechists, their conversation, their on this world's highway, interchange looks entire mode of living, their house, their of comparative coldness, or such as indicate dress, and the report given of them by their entire forgetfulness; but all those who love neighbours, strongly evidenced a thorough | Jesus, to whatever denomination of Chris.
tians they may bave belonged here, and statement that the doctor especially animadbowever unacquainted with each other they verted. He firmly avowed his opposition may have been upon earth, shall meet in to the distinction that had been made. In heaven, and spend eternity in unbroken and words nearly identical with the following, closest intimacy. The pleasant hum of he commenced his important, and to me friendly conversation subsided into stillness most satisfactory criticism : “Gentlemen, when Dr. Chalmers entered. He wore his this subject is most important to a Christian professor's gown, and carried his portfolio minister; and therefore I am extremely deunder his arm. His expression of counte- sirous that you should have clear and correct nance was quite the same as I had often views upon it. Although there may be seen in the far-spread likenesses ; and, with moral qualities antecedent to faith, and moral out being a professed physiognomist, one qualities subsequent to it, yet faith, procould easily read in his features the mani. perly so called, i.e., the very act itself, is fest traces of the intelligent, the eloquent, purely intellectual. It is the intellect, the and the generous man. He immediately understanding, that is exercised in faith, led the devotions of his class in a brief but and not the heart. What, then, you will evidently sincere prayer. One expression ask me, is trust? I answer, that whenever struck a chord of sympathetic response in faith is exercised upon an object having a my heart. When I expected to hear the personal reference to a man, it becomes simple name of Jesus pronounced in one trust, and cannot be anything but trust; branch of the petition as the ground of the not, however, because there is any moral sinner's acceptance, or of the answer to addition made to the act itself, but because prayer, the doctor, in his own empbatic of this personal relation to him of the truth manner, used the powerful prophetic ap- thus believed. For example, the devils bepellation, "The Lord our Righteousness." lieve and tremble. They are verily perIt showed the heart of him who addressed suaded that Christ is a Saviour ; that he is the throne. He had no righteousness of his able to save to the uttermost those for whom own to look to; nor did he desire that his he died: but still they tremble; they canfellow-worshippers should trust to their not trust. And why? Because the truth righteousness. Every mind was at once as it is in Jesus has no reference or relation directed outward and Christ-ward-away to them. But a sinner of mankind, under from self to the Saviour, by the apt intro- the sound of the gospel, when he bears the duction of the name by which the Hebrew good tidings of great joy preached to "all seers declared he should be called, “ The people;" whenever he is firmly persuaded of Lord our Righteousness."
this truth, when he can take hold of such a The professor said that he would first wide word as the world, and be assured offer a few remarks upon an essay (which that the death of Christ extends to him, had either been read in his hearing or necessarily trusts it, not because of any banded in to him for revision), and would consent of the heart in addition to the assent then continue the consideration of the sub- or perception of the intellect, but because ject on which he was daily lecturing. It the truth he has found is a rock; and a man happened that the essay to be reviewed was cannot believe any statement to be true to on * Faith.” At this I was glad, inasmuch him, especially one of which he was in as the opportunity was afforded me of hear- urgent need, because of the extremity of ing the opinions of Dr. Chalmers on this his case, without trusting it. Observe, then, momentously important subject—a subject, that I define trust to be faith in an object moreover, that has been the occasion of in which I am concerned and which has a much theological debate, and concerning personal reference to me. So long as a which, at this very day, there exist wide sinner believes the gospel for others merely, diversities of opinion among professing he does not and cannot trust it ; but when. Christians. After bestowing its due meed ever he looks upon the work of the Saviour of praise upon the essay, the doctor said as having a blessed relation to his own inthat there was, however, one important dividual soul, the proper philosophical name point to which he begged leave to call the for his faith is trust. But possibly some attention of the essayist and his fellow. one will object, and say to me, “ There is students. The essayist had made a distinc. surely something more in that faith which tion between the assent of the mind and governs the heart and life than the mere the consent of the heart in the exercise of assent of the mind; for do we not observe faith. He had given the name of trust to men saying that they believe the gospel,the latter stage of the process, and bad that they assent to it,—while they nevermaintained that a sinner in believing the theless live wholly uninfluenced by it?" I gospel required not merely to perceive its grant that we do find many such ; but where truths with the understanding but also in lies the defect? Let us bere take an illussome undefined manner to rest or trust upon trative case. There are many, for example, them with his heart. It was upon this who admit the certainty of death; yet remain
careless men, uninfluenced by that solemn, counselled his students to prepare for the reality. And why are they not salutarily pulpit with the Hebrew Bible or Greek influenced thereby? Not because there is Testament lying before them in preference any deficiency in the act of mind by which to our English version, because many ideas they admit the truth; but because they do suggested by the text, and appropriate to it, not fully understand, and do not attach would be elicited by the original language sufficient weight to the truth wbich they that could not be expected to spring from say they believe. Let one of our busiest the use of the English version, however merchants only sit down and muse in rapt | excellent that might be. One remark which meditation on death,- let him think on the doctor enforced with his own characwbat death is to him,-how it takes him teristic brilliancy was this, that, “as when away from this world that contains his all, a friend who has been long absent, suddenly and transports him to another which is al presents himself before us, and we cannot together unprovided for; and when thus be recognise his features nor mention his name, weighs and understands the fact that is yet if his dress be similar to that which was brought before him by the word death, he formerly worn, it may prove a most useful cannot fail to be affected and influenced by | auxiliary and restore its unknown wearer it. Precisely so is it with those who say to our memory and acquaintance; so, althat they believe the gospel, while they though the passage of Scripture to which remain uninfluenced by it. Where does the our attention may be called may seem sterile fault lie? Not in their faith. . They firmly and unproductive, yet a regular and dilibelieve in the fact, that Jesus died. But gent use of the original languages may cause they do not give the gospel due attention; the most apposite and powerful ideas to
Jesus fully imports. Only let one of such a On retiring from that class-room, I felt class sit down and calmly review his own cir- that any opinions which I had formerly encumstances as a lost sinner, and then bebold tertained of Dr. Chalmers had fallen far the Lamb of God in all the beautiful adap- | short of his real power and value. Indeed, tation of his death to the sinner's soul; and although I had never heard more of him when he comes to see fully the meaning of than I heard that day from him, I could that precious truth to which he gave merely at this season of sorrow join in the train a general credence before, his heart will be of those who mourn the fall of a great and melted and cheered by the love and the a good man. smile of God. Thus, Gentlemen, it appears to me that the trust which the sinner is called upon to exercise in God is simple faith in his love to him as an individual ; and it appears to me that all objections
THE JEWS IN NORWAY. against this view of the matter may be consistently and scripturally answered.”
The King of Sweden has commanded his These, as nearly as I can remember them, Minister of Justice to prepare a law to were the critical remarks made on this im. admit Israelites to the enjoyment of civil portant subject by Dr. Chalmers. The ideas, rights in his dominions, from which they I am certain, are correctly given, although the have hitherto been excluded. verbiage may be slightly different and somewhat amplified. I was highly delighted with what I heard, and also much benefited; for I have felt much pleasure since in laying before my hearers similar views of Divine ORANGE-STREET CHAPEL, LEICESTERtruth. The venerable professor evinced his
SQUARE. sincerity, and the importance which he at. tached to the subject and the statements he This ancient place of worship was re. was engaged in making, by the earnestness opened, after extensive repairs and improve. of his manner. At the outset of his re- | ments, by the Rev. R. W. Hamilton, LL.D., marks, he remained sitting; but ere he had D.D., of Leeds, on Thursday, 23rd Sept. advanced far, he rose, and assumed all the On the following Lord's-day, 26th Sept., attitudes and vehemence of his peculiar two sermons were preached, by the Rev. S. pulpit oratory, so that towards the close he Luke, late of Chester, the newly-elected was delivering himself in the strains of the pastor, and the Rev. George Clayton, of most thrilling and impassioned eloquence. Walworth. We rejoice to state that the
The learned doctor occupied the rest of cause is greatly revived, under the devoted the hour in the continuation of his lectures | labours of its present pastor. on theology. The topic for the day was, “ The Importance of Studying the Word of God in the Original Languages." He
PROPOSED ESTABLISHMENT OF A CHRISTIAN INSTITUTION FOR
THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION IN CALCUTTA. AMONG the auxiliary means for the extension of Christianity in India, none have proved equally efficient with a judicious and well-conducted course of Scriptural Education.
The desire of the natives generally is strong, that their children may enjoy the advantages of early Instruction; and the multitudes of the youth of India, especially in large Cities, are open to its salutary influence-many evince an ardent desire for mental improvement and religious knowledge-(page 553). A devoted Friend of Education in Madras bears testi. mony to this fact in the following decisive statement:
“There are many indications of the progress of mind and christian influence among all ranks. I have received lately several Deputations of Natives to request a School for the instruction of their children. In one instance, all the principal men of the village came, bringing their Petition in their hand and urging their request with great earnestness. I said, We have every disposition to comply with your request, but you must clearly understand it would be a Christian School we should establish; in short, that, while we taught secular learning, our main object would be to teach your children the Christian Scriptures. This, they said, they fully knew; and to this they were perfectly agreeable. You have scattered abroad a great deal of knowledge,' said a fine young man; 'you have done us much good-you have given us a great number of books-a hundred can read now, where only one could read formerly.'”
The Friends and Agents of the London Missionary Society, resident in CALCUTTA, hare for many years taken an honourable share in the good work of Education; and, at the present time, their principal Establishment at Bhowanipore, with its several branches, supplies instruction to nearly 800 pupils.
Many of these are youths of fourteen to eighteen years of age, and, consequently, well able to appreciate its high importance; while a considerable proportion are the children of Brahmins, and others of high Caste, who are destined hereafter to occupy influential stations in society,
The value attached by the Friends of Christianity to these efforts is well expressed in the following extract from the last Report of the Institution :
“ These Schools we find a very important branch of Missionary Labour. Education and the Public Preaching of the Gospel are sometimes placed in opposition to each other. But, why should it be so ? They embrace two different spheres of labour, and mutually assist each other. Amongst our present scholars many are Brahmins; and, in the Behala School, decidedly the majority are of the Brahmin Caste. Many of them, we expect, will occupy stations of influence and usefulness, when they grow up to be men. While they remain under our charge, the Bible is their constant study: its all-important truths are impressed again and again upon them. They learn, too, that all subjects of study may be accompanied by the spirit of the Bible; so that God is seen not only in the natural world, but in history-the great world of men-ruling society, and, by its vast machinery, accomplishing His plans."
The course of Instruction for the Senior Classes includes the English Language, the Evidences of Christianity, History, Geography, Astronomy, Mathematics, the Elements of Mental and Moral Philosophy; and with these is combined the regular and minute study of the Sacred Scriptures,
The Work of Education has hitherto been carried on in a Native Building of very frail construction,-insufficient in size, and held on a precarious tenure; but an opportunity is now afforded of purchasing the Land and erecting suitable and substantial Buildings. The devoted Friends of the Institution in Calcutta are anxious to secure the property: they have evinced their sense of its importance by generously engaging to raise £1,000 towards the undertaking, half of which they have already contributed; and the Directors of the London Missionary Society, under the influence of the same conviction, have also engaged to contribute an equal amount from the Funds of the Institution.
But the accomplishment of the entire design, including the purchase of Land, will involve an