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The Bible, I say the Bible onlyis the Religion of Protestants."

CHILLINGWORTH.

EDITED BY THE REV. T. E. THORESBY, MINISTER OF SPA FIELDS CHAPEL, LONDON.

VOLUME

LONDON : KENT AND CO., PATERNOSTER ROW.

LONDON: W. J. JOHNSO , PRINTER, 121, FLEET STREET.

PRE FACE.

A PREFACE is generally intended as an introduction to a volume --but as very few persons keep their magazines to bind up, it is, in the present instance, almost unnecessary.

We regret that scarcely any of our space has been occupied by Reviews—we hope the deficiency will not be so marked in the coming year.

Our readers will be pleased to hear that at length we have obtained the help of a few gentlemen well able to write, and who are engaged to sustain our pages efficiently.

Advertisements are considered the test of a magazine. It is said a periodical will not circulate unless it has something in it worth reading—that advertisers will not appear in it if it does not circulate—and that, therefore, an increase in the number of advertisements is a sure sign of its progress.

If this be so, we may close the labour of another year with some encouragement. For although 1868 has been the worst year for tradesmen which, perhaps, they have ever known-our regular advertisements ar more numerous than at

any

former period.

But the great feature of success is, that we have more work to record, and indications of a still greater abundance.

Let all pray that God's blessing may rest upon it.

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Abyssinia and the Abyssinians
15 Helps to Disobedience

257
Aggrieved Parish, The .
62 Hopeless, The .

261
“Am I come, or Am I not come ?" . 257 Household Homily, A

11
An Angry Man Converted .
182 Hymns : Marvell V. Addison

253
Anything More ?

77 Important Openings for Preaching the
Are You going to See the Old Man? 254 Gospel in Japın

178
Art thou Born Again ?

309 In Memoriam : The late T. Fisher, Esq. 274
Biblical Exegesis -
276, 301 Jesus Christ and the Pilgrim .

180
“Bloody Mary,” and the Martyrs : A Letters to the Countess of Huntingdon

Few Chapters from Froude. 50, 102 from the Rev. John Berridge, M.A. 25
Bradford and Wesley

206 Letters to the Countess of Huntingdon
Church Affairs at Brighton.
298 from the Rev. W. Roniaine

42, 73
Church Thermometer, The

335 Lewis, The late Mr. Alderman, of
Confirmation, The Order of
224 Worcester

213
Contributions, Collections and Subscrip- Looking.glass for Christians, A 37
tions 28, 55, 83, 110, 139, 184, 212, Memorial to the Countess of Huntingdon 168
239, 268, 296, 323, 353 Music

203
Convocation
85 Neglected Treasure

225
CORRESPONDENCE :

New Year's Dialogue, A; or, How to be
Bishops of the Free Church

347 a Successful Sunday-school Teacher 36
Free Church of England at Llandudno, Notes of the News

52, 78, 106
The.
231 Notices to Correspondents

233
Free Church of England : Its Prin:

Obituary: Hodson, Rev. W.

98
ciples and Practice.
319 On Giving

286
Letter from Thomas Caudell, Sierra Ordination at Malvern Link of the Rev.
Leone.
139 W. Horn.

173
Mission and the Magazine, The 54 Parable of the Vine Tree, the Thorn,
Morton Chapel, Birmingham
108 the Bramble, and the Cedar

179
Scriptural Illustrations.

290 Passage of the Nubian Desert - The
Countess of Huntingdon's College at Perished Regiment

288
Cheshunt, The.

141 Pastoral Letter to the Congregation
Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion : Worshipping at Christ Church,
The Forty-seventh Annual Conference Teddington

183, 211 Pharisaism
Cunning of the Crocodile

289 Popish Riots at Manchester, The 269
Deacon P. and Squire M.
299 Power of the Holy Spirit, The

259
Death of the Rev. s. Priddy

102 President's Address, The, at the Annual
Divine Benevolence, The, as Exemplified Conference of the Countess of
in the Afflictions Incident to Afuman

Huntingdon's Connexion

216
Life
44, 76, 104 Progress

223
“Does You Love God?"

207 Proposal for United Special Prayer. 325
Ecclesiastical Commission, The 306 Quarrelsome Neighbours, The

181
Fenian Outrage, The: Its Authors and Readings for the Young 24, 40, 74, 97, 132,
its Victims

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241, 279, 305, 333
Form of Dedicating or Consecrating a Religious Intelligence

319
Church or Chapel.

118 Reports 28, 54, 80, 108, 135, 182, 234,
Found Dead!.

336

261, 291, 322, 349
Free Church, A, in a Free State. 272 Ritual Commission, The

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Free Church Affairs in Brighton 326 Roman Idolatry

231
Free Church of England, A

213 Romanism in the Church of England :
Free Church of England Ministry, The 332 Its Object, Extent, Organization, &c.
Free Church of England Ordination, The 126

283, 311, 336
Free Church of England, The . 249, 341 Summary of News

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Free Church of England : The Fifth Tottington and Bishops.

170
Annual Convocation

183, 185 Tottington: Opening of the St. John's
“ Friends," The, Yearly Meeting's Free Church
Epistle

227 | Tunbridge Wells and the New Church
Gentleness of Christ, The :
287

21, 29, 69
Gleanings by the way

106 Turning a Bad Thing to Good Account 219
Gold Dust from the Banks of the River 179 Washington and Mansfield

181
Golden Grains from Streams of Know- Western Africa 18, 33, 65, 93, 129, 176
ledge

281 | Whitfield, George, Á Visit to the
Happy Nancy's secret; or, confidence Tomb of .
in God

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THE FREE CHURCH OF ENGLAND MAGAZINE.

THE FENIAN OUTRAGE: ITS AUTHORS AND ITS

VICTIMS.

[Reprinted from the Christian Times.] A SERMON PREACHED BY THE REV. T. E. THORESBY AT SPA FIELDS

CHAPEL, CLERKENWELL, ON SUNDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 15TH,

1867. For Thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.-Isaiah xxv. 4. Their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.- Isaiah lix. 6, 7.

We hope we are not intruding into a province which does not belong to us by entering the domain of outrage, alarm, and destruction, which lies at our very doors. A heathen once said, “I am a man, and whatever is human is not alien to me.” A Christian should not say less. We also hope we are not introducing into this place, dedicated to the worship of God, the preaching of the everlasting Gospel, and the brotherhood of mankind, a topic which will be found incompatible with either its purpose or its ministratious. You know the outrage which has made this a special service. The language of the text will, at least, be applicable to it“ The blast of the terrible ones against the wall” “haste to shed innocent blood.” An “ act of violence,” followed by “wasting and destruction.” You know to whom we apply one part of the description in the text; namely to the authors of the outrage. “ Their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands; their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood : their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity ; wasting and destruction are in their paths.” And you know of whom the remaining part is descriptive. They are “ the poor and needy in distress ;" they are the “innocent," whose blood has been shed; they have suffered from the “ act of violence,” and are “wasted and destroyed.” And you now know the order of our discourse. First, the outrage ; secondly, the authors of it; and thirdly, the victims of it.

1.—THE OUTRAGE. Only three days ago the whole neighbourhood was struck into alarm and

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