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are the results of principles fully acted and even many otherwise excellent divines,
should be prepossessed in their favour." We can assure our readers that this is no But he very properly asks “ Would such common-place tale ; though a tale, perhaps, objections have been made if othor parts of it may be called. It is the effort of a strong the word of God had been equally and fairly and highly-cultivated mind, imbued with investigated ? We acknowledge that Job, noble sentiments, and ardently bent on im. Isaiah, and St. Paul were eminent believers ; parting them to others. The Free Church and as they had increasing knowledge of the of Scotland is the theme of the book, and unsullied purity of Jehovah, the risings of though it is not exempt from party bias, it indwelling sin, and a sense of their numberexhibits pictures of moral scenery, of equal : less short-comings, it was impossible for truth and beauty. A more spirited work them to feel otherwise than humbled and of the class to which it belongs has not deeply ashamed of their comparative vile.. issued from the modern press. We have ness and impurity. But though they felt inserted elsewhere, as a specimen of the this, were they destitute of a new heart and writer's style, “Thoughts on Chalmer's a right spirit ? Were they not Israelites inBurial-place."
deed in whom there was no guile? Did they not know that none could ascend into
the hill of the Lord, and stand in his boly The BLESSING of SANCTIFICATION not IM
place, but he who has clean bands and a.
pure heart ? And will not every true peniPUTED, but IMPARTED, and proved to be absolutely necessary to Salvation ; with
tent endeavour to cleanse himself from all Answers to all the principal objections
filthiness of the flesh and the spirit, perfect. against Internal and Progressive Holi
| ing holiness in the fear of the Lord? How
is it, then, that our brethren deny internal ness : a Tract, adapted for general distribution in all the Churches. Second
| purity, and stigmatize it as pharisaism, perthousand. 12mo. pp. 32.
verting the meaning of Christ, who insisted
on internal purity, as opposed to the mere T. Noyes, Bath"; Houlston and Stoneman, external righteousness of the scribes and and Nisbet, London.
pharisees? Surely, if our brethren would This valuable tract is designed especially study impartially the whole counsel of God, for our younger brethren who may be per they would not draw the erroneous and perplexed with the difficult but important nicious conclusion, that there is no good subject to which it refers ; and we may thing in believers, because St. Paul states safely affirm, that, if some aged professors of that, in his flesh there dwelt no good religion, whose minds have received a wrong thing? His meaning could not be, that he bias, would candidly peruse this tract, it had no good thing in him as a new creature; might, under God's blessing, be attended for he expressly declares in the same chapwith the happiest consequences. It might ter, that he delighted in the law of God be the means of removing a gangrene highly after the inward man. Let the whole, and pernicious to spiritual health, and at once not merely a part, of the experience of bedestructive, both to happiness and useful. lievers be duly considered, and our brethren ness. In these pages may also be found must see, not ooly the necessity of internal some useful “ thoughts on the witness of holiness, but also the awful and dangerous the Spirit, the lowest degree of saving faith, consequences of denying it ; for without it and the doctrine of perfection," as taught none can enter the kingdom of God above. by David and by St. James. Everything • Without holiness, no man shall see the that savours of party prejudice has been Lord.' Blessed are the pure in heart, for carefully avoided, and nothing but the es- they only shall see God.' The great diffisential truths of the gospel will appear to culty with many is the admission of prohave engaged the author's attention. The gressive holiness. They say, “How can we tract, is therefore, adapted for general distri. be more and more holy, since we find that bution and usefulness, as the writer's entire the old man is the old man still ?' But aim has been to promote the holiness, and, what do our brethren mean by the old consequently, the happiness, of all. | man,' when they deny progressive sanctifi
Having noticed the experience of eminent cation? If, by the old man, is meant the believers, and quoted some of the expres. principle of sin, there is a sense in which sions of St. Paul, the author of this tract sin will be sin still in its nature, but not in observes, that the objections which have its power ; for if grace be predominant in been made against internal and progressive the soul, sin will not have dominion.' holiness are certainly plausible, when un. But our brethren compound the old man,' connected with other passages of Scripture. or the principle of sin, with the soul and He owns, indeed, that “they appear so body of man; and this is one of the chief scriptural and correct, that we cannot be causes of their error. Now we do not consurprised that many a sincere child of God, I tend that the old man,' the principle of
indwelling sin in believers, is purifou, and SERMONS preached in St. James' Chapel, made progressively holy, but she soul of be- ' Clapham. By the Rev. GEORGE ALBERT lievers in all its fachlics. If our brethren! ROGERS, M.A., of Trinity College, Cam. would obserre this distinction, they would bridge, Vicar of Leominster, and Domestic not ridicule us with the low and vulgar idea Chaplain to the Right Hon. Viscount of whitewashing the old man, or making Lifford. Small 8vo. pp. 384. him better. Never, never do we expect
Hatchard and Son. this, though we are fully persuaded that he will be destroyed, because he is now on the
Volumes of plain, pointed, evangelical cross : Knowing this, that the old man is sermons are greatly to be prized; as there crucified, that the body of sin might be de are many families, especially in the Church stroyed.' But the principle of grace, or of England, who read them in their domestic
the new man,' shall be renewed day byl circles. We can make a very favourable day. He shall grow, and manifest his i report of the volume before us. It is full of growth, not only in an increase of light and gospel truth, and written in an easy, perknowledge, but also in an increase of love spicuous, and forcible style, neither careless and purity, till the soul be fully satisfied on the one hand, nor unduly ornate on the with the perfect likeness of Christ."
other. The subjects chosen for discussion Our author's idea of sanctification itself | embrace the grand peculiarities of divine coincides with that of the Rev. J. A. James, truth; and they are free from all narrowand which he has therefore given in a quota ness and sectarian bias. As such, we can tion from one of his Pastoral Addresses. very cordially recommend them for the use He proves, in the most satisfactory manner,
of families and villages. from several passages of Scripture, “that the souls of believers are progressively sanctified,” or “made more and more holy." A COMPENDIUM of DOMESTIC MEDICINE, And having done this, he says, “ Though and COMPANION to the MEDICINE CHEST; the bias of our brethren is so strong against comprising Plain Directions for the Emthis doctrine as not to admit it directly, yet ployment of Medicines, with their Prothey frequently admit it indirectly, when perties and Doses ; and brief Descriptions they are perhaps the least conscious of it. of the Symptoms and Treatment of Dis. We sometimes hear them, in prayer, using eases, and of the Disorders incidental to such language as this : 'Lord, increase our Infants and Children ; with Directions faith, purify our hearts, and conform our for restoring suspended Animation, and minds more and more to the image of thy for counteracting the effects of Poison. dear Son. Here they admit, in a few words, Also, a Selection of the most efficacions all that we mean by internal and progressive Prescriptions, and various Mechanical sanctification ; so that, after all that can be Auxiliaries to Medicine. The whole in. said, they have much better hearts than tended as a source of best reference for heads. But the moment they are off their Clergymen, Master-mariners, and Travelknees, they deny the doctrine, if we express lers; and for Families residing at a disit by the terms internal and progressive tance from Professional Assistance. By holiness! How can this inconsistency be John SAVORY, Member of the Society accounted for? Why, our brethren have of Apothecaries, and President of the been badly taught; they have not been Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great under scribes who have well instructed Britain. Third Edition. 12mo. pp. 328. them in the kingdom of heaven ; but under
John Churchill, Princes-street. those who need to be taught the way of God more perfectly, as Aquila and Priscilla
The title of this volume will explain taught Apollos."
itself, and we believe that its merits are We could quote much from this import more than equal to its pretensions. Its ant tract with approbation, and much that practical value to the select classes named, would probably instruct and edify many of will be great indeed ; and there are few our readers. Of this, however, our space families that will not find it a very useful does not admit. We can therefore only say, companion. that we very much wish that this small and cheap publication may be generally reud ;
The AssociATION of ChristIANCHURCHES; and that its judicious explanations, clear distinctions, lucid statements, and reconci
a Discourse delivered at Totness, April liations of passages of Scripture apparently
27th, 1847, before the Members of the contrary to one another, may become fully
South Devon Congregational Union. By known to the members of our churches, and
ELIEZER JONES. to all who hear "the glorious gospel of the
J. Snow. blessed God.”
Our notice of this excellent discourse bas been too long delayed. Several of our co
temporaries have already given it high praise, others, a sermon so admirably fitted to proand commended it to the thoughtful and mote the prosperity of Christian churches. devont perusal of their readers. Our own reference to it now may serve to recall to it the attention which it deserves, and will Discourses delivered at the ORDINATION repay.
of the Rev. Hugh M Kay, over the The motto prefixed to the sermon is
Independent Church and Congregation at Eccl. iv. 9-12. The preacher begins by
Liskeard, Cornwall, on Tuesday, Sep. speaking briefly, but gracefully, of the unity tember 29th, 1846. A Preparatory Ad. which pervades the creation of the union dress, by the Rev. T. C. Hine, of Plywhich there ought to be between man and mouth; the Introductory Discourse, by man in society, and between Christian and the Rev. GEORGE PAYNE, LL.D., of the Christian in the church. The principles on
Western College; the Charge, by the which churches may unite with each other Rev. John Pyer, of Devonport; the Ser. in association are there laid down with re- mon to the People, by the Rev. ELIEZER markable clearness. Here it is well ob- JONES, of Plymouth : together with the served, “No church resigns its independ
Pastor's Confession of Faith, &c. Pub. ence; no coercion can be practised; no lished at the request of the Church and intrusion tolerated; not one conscience is
Congregation. 8vo. pp. 64. forced."
London: John Snow. The benefits of such associations are then We could fervently wish that these ad. stated with much beauty of expression, andmirable Discourses were widely circulated with much earnestness and unction. The in. among our churches. They are distinguished trinsic excellence of this part of the discourse by no ordinary share of useful and practical would be well seconded by the impressive suggestion ; and might be read by thousands delivery for which Mr. Jones is remarkable; of our church members with great advanand we do not wonder at the earnest and tage : indeed, we know not when we have unanimous request of the hearers, that the seen a pamphlet more deserving of being press might preserve for them, and give to made a permanent tract.
MRS. F. GATLEY.
sorrow through which she was called to pass Mrs. F. Gatley, the subject of this me- in crossing the ocean of life. But he who moir, was the second daughter of the late has absolute control over all elements and John Lightfoot, Esq., of Dearham, in the all events often appeared in her behalf. For county of Cumberland. She was born Dec. many years she took an interest in Dorcas, 27th, 1804. At the age of fourteen, she Bible, and other societies. In the sabbathwas called to sustain the loss of a beloved school she laboured with much delight; and mother, which seemed to produce a deep when unable to attend twice a day, she was impression upon her mind. From that time, assisted by her eldest daughter. In looking she evinced an attachment to good books, amongst her papers, a number of manuand to the faithful preaching of the gospel. scripts were found of lessons which she had Though brought up within the pale of the carefully prepared for her class from sabEstablished Church, yet she occasionally bath to sabbath ; and we believe at the last heard dissenting ministers, and was glad great day it will be seen that her devoted when an opportunity was afforded of attend. labours have not been in vain in the Lord. ing their ministrations. In 1825 she became But He who is too wise to err, designed the wife of the Rev. Edward Gatley, now of her early removal from this vale of tears. Thirsk, Yorkshire ; and few ministers have Pulmonary symptoms began to appear, and been blessed with a partner whose domestic urged forward that wasting process, which arrangement and affectionate heart have brought her to the grave. For upwards of rendered home more happy, than did the twelve months she was under the daily care individual whose death it is now our mourn- of medical attendance. Though her affliction ful lot to record. Though naturally delicate, was of a trying and irritating nature, yet her active mind bore her up amid great she was never heard to murmur. She found bodily weakness, while discharging the va. it good to be afflicted. The beneficial inrious duties devolving upon her. Often Auence of what she endured was seen in her indeed has the frail bark been threatened increased devotional spirit, her attachment to be wrecked by the storms and waves of to the word of God, her ardent love to the
Saviour, her deadness to the world, and her and when she came to the words, “ As far daily contemplation of unseen and eternal as the east is from the west, so far has he realities. She said, “I delight in nothing removed our transgressions from us," she else." She took great delight in spiritual exclaimed, “Wonderful!" She then desired conversation. She daily wished to know her to read the 51st and 130th Psalms. more about Christ, that she might love bim These psalms had often afforded comfort to more, and stay her mind more upon him. her mind, and they appeared expressive of And after the family had retired to rest, | her experience. Her soul often breathed notwithstanding the feebleness of her frame, with great fervency the prayer of the pub. she would often keep up spiritual conversa lican, “God be merciful to me a sinner." tion with her husband until a late (or rather | Shortly after she exclaimed: "A sinner an early) hour. She often spent much of saved by grace. I am a great sinner, but the night in prayer. Her dreams were often Jesus is a great Saviour. He is precious to characterized by fervent devotion; which my soul.” And then, with holy confidence, was delightful to her husband, while he she exclaimed, “God is my salvation." She listened to her unconscious voice. On one repeated portions of hymns, particularly occasion during her illness she said, “If dwelling upon : it had been the Lord's will, I should like to
* His honour is engaged to save have been spared a year or two longer to
The meanest of his sheep." have laboured for my Saviour ; but he can
"Yes, the meanest." Shortly after, she do without such a poor instrument as I am." She had very impressive views of
said, “Blessed Jesus, remember me ; now the evil of sin, and of her own meanness and
thou art in thy kingdom. Lord, I believe; unworthiness. Often feeling herself the chief | help thou mine unbelief. He has done all of sinners, and less than the least of all
things well." She often said to her anxious saints, with great emphasis she said :
family, “ Pray for me." She addressed her
children in the most tender and affectionate “A guilty, weak, and helpless worm,
language. When her breathing became dif. On thy kind arms I fall;
ficult, she earnestly prayed that she might Be thou my strength and righteousness, My Jesus and my all."
have one moment's alleviation; but imme
diately added, “Not my will, but thine be She often complained of hardness of heart | done." Shortly after, she said, “ He will and feebleness of love to Jesus, when she not be long now." To wbich her beloved thought upon his love to her and her obliga. | husband replied: "No, my dear; in a tions to him. On one occasion, when suf- | short time you will be with Jesus, and fering from great exhaustion, she said : see him as he is.” Her last words were:
“ Blessed Jesus, take me to thyself. Pray " How can I sink with such a prop
for me." And while her sorrowing husband As my eternal God."
and children were pouring out their hearts About ten days before her departure she before God, her happy spirit took its fligbt was taken much worse, and it was appre. from earth to heaven. "Mark the perfect hended that her dissolution was near. She man, and behold the upright ; for the end was in a calm and tranquil frame of mind. of that man is peace." "Let me die the With much feeling she said:
death of the righteous, and let my last end
be like hers." “ Other refuge have I none Hangs my helpless soul on thee."
Her mortal remains were interred in the
chapel-yard on Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 1846, Shortly after she exclaimed, “Jesus is pre. by the Rev. James Parsons, of York, in sure cious to my soul. Has ke promised, and and certain hope of a resurrection to eternal will he not perform?' 'He is able to save life. The Rev. J. Parsons also improved to the uttermost;' yes, to the uttermost. her death by preaching an impressive and Oh, what a refuge I have !" She then ad eloquent discourse from 1 Cor. xv. 55 : dressed her sorrowing children: “Don't “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, rest satisfied, my dear children, with a mere where is thy victory?” to a large and deeplyprofession of religion : that will not do for affected auditory.
E. G. a dying hour." But from this attack she
Thirsk, Oct. 10, 1847. wonderfully rallied for a short time.
The day before her death she was harassed with the temptations of the enemy; but the Lord made a way for her escape. On the
MRS. ELIZA TUTING, BEVERLEY, morning of her death she was in a comfort.
YORKSHIRE. able state of mind. She said to her sorrow- On the 24th of March, 1847, died, Mre. ing husband : " I feel no ecstasies of mind; Eiiza Tuting, aged 31 years. Several years but I have peace.” She requested her ago she connected herself with the Baptist eldest daughter to read the 103rd Psalm ; church at Cambridge. On her removal, at
her marriage, to Beverley, she regularly at this point, she said : “Now I can give all tended the Independent chapel there, and, up, even you, my beloved husband. I for six years, was actively engaged in vari- have for some time past been able to give ous duties which the Christian profession all up but you. I have had a great struggle, involves. For some time before her death, but now I am at rest. I leave you in the Mrs. Tuting had not enjoyed vigorous hands of your Lord, and my Lord, with the health ; but, in the month of December, full assurance that he will support you, and 1846, after she had given birth to a babe, be all to you, all you will require ; and the which did not long survive, most decided relief this gives me, no one can imagine.” symptoms of consumption appeared ; and to She afterwards made arrangements for those most anxious for her recovery, it was her funeral, saying, “ It will save you much too evident, that she was soon to go whence trouble, when I am gone. She chose the she should not return."
materials for her beloved children's dresses, As gold is refined from its dross, and and arranged many other matters of a simiits value proven in the furnace, so did lar nature. She selected her pall-bearers affliction discover most fully Mrs. Tuting's from the Ladies' Missionary Working So. character, for in her illness she exhibited ciety, expressing her desire to be conducted the solid shining qualities of religious prin- | to the tomb by her sisters, whose hearts ciple. It is not strange that, at first, she were in the missionary work. had to struggle with the natural loss of life. A few days after, she said, “My dear, I In her case, youth, hope, affection, cried for should like my death to be noticed, for the " length of days." The Lord denied her benefit of the living. I should like Mr. prayer, and calmly was she able to resign Young to speak from 2 Tim. iv. 8, “Henceherself to his will. Her long and severe forth,” &c. Let nothing be said about me, suffering she bore with meek submission, but that which may redound to the honour assured that it came from the God of infinite and glory of God; if his wondrous love to wisdom and love, who does all things well. me will be likely to benefit others, tell it
To those who had the privilege of visiting for I long all to know and love him ; but her, it was delightful to mark her growing let me be kept in the background. Know. meetness for another and a brighter world ; ing the dear people at Fairgate so well, I and, without any exaggeration of truth, it were should like to send my dying message to easy to say much of her meek and humble them. I earnestly long for them. I hope spirit, of her entire submission to the divine they will become a warm-hearted and zeawill, of the child-like confidence with which lous people. I would say to the congrega. she resigned all into God's hands, and of her tion— My dear fellow-sinners, stop and fervent longings after the heavens above. think! think !! You are out of Christ, Her sick chamber was not the chamber of You are not safe for heaven. You have nosorrow - her death was one of triumphant thing but perdition, and will you not love joy.
the Saviour ? If you knew him as I know During her illness she had familiarized him, you would fly into his arms. Then the thought of death ; and especially did think! think!!'". She wished the hymn, she desire that she should honour her Savi. commencingour by her dyiog. The rest of this notice, communicated by
"Sinner, why so heedless grown ?" him by whom her loss is most bitterly felt, to be repeated to the congregation. will show how fully her desire was answered. To the Young.--"My dear young friends,
In the early part of her illness, Mrs. I have often looked on you with deep inteTuting suffered much from a sense of the rest. I love you! I have longed for you! little use she had been of in the church of I wonder how you can hear so much about Christ, and the light estimate she had formed the dear Saviour, and yet not love him. of her religious privileges. After some Consult your Bibles, and see if he is not time she found peace, and said, “Unworthy worthy of your whole heart. Ask your mithough I am, Jesus Christ will have mercy, nister if he is not worthy of your love. And even upon me, and will be all to me." Her you, my very dear young fellow-disciples, mind now remained sweetly calm and tran- who are wishing to come into his fold, oh! quil, and patiently she bore her affliction; hear what the Shepherd says:
• Come! until, about three weeks before her death, come!' Oh! for the tongue of an angel, when suffering severely from want of breath, to tell you of a Saviour's love! And, my she said: "I am not strong in faith. I do beloved brothers and sisters in the Lord, not feel able to lie passive in the arms of pardon me for presuming to address you ; the dear Saviour, when in these struggles. but I am standing on the very threshold of Oh that I may be able to overcome, and eternity; and when you come into my situ. know no will but his." She sought it with ation, you will not wonder at my speaking all her soul, and the Lord, in his infinite to others. I speak for your sake. You are mercy, heard her prayer. Speaking upon the Lord's people, expecting a crown at