Sidor som bilder

address his long-espoused bride. "My sister" Male and Flory, who had also been to rest. -eternal covenant oneness of interest and But when I read my text-"My head is filled divinely constituted relationship. The thought with dew; and my locks with the drops of the that sinners such as we should be one with night-they looked hard at one another, as Incarnate Deity, was amazing great to my much as to say—“Is he going to tell the peomind. Yea, sometimes, I almost forgot ple all our sorrows ?” I said not one word where I was; only every now and then I about it; I went to the text as well as I heard my companions rattling at somebody's could; but the preaching was exceedingly door, and grumbling to themselves they would poor to my mind, after such a night of study say, would'nt care if we could get Banks in and thought. some where to rest." But Banks was inter- I must close. We had a good anniversary nally feasting upon the beautiful words " My that day at Whittlesea. The spacious chapel sister ; my love, my dove, my undefiled," &c. was filled ; Mr. Irish preached sweetly to us The silent town of Whittlesea was that night in the afternoon; and at night I was as happy a solemn place for study for me. It was in the Gospel as I can be on earth. Brethren, “ Good Friday;" and as we were wander. I thank you—and, if the Lord spare me, you ing about houseless, homeless, and appar- shall soon hear again from-0. W. BANKS. ently friendless—this thought worked deep 2, Eldon Place, London. S.E. in my soul—" it was about this hour when Judas having betrayed him, that he “ Zion," GOLDINGTON CRESCENT, ST. PAN. was led away to the Judgment Hall, and poor CRAS. Dear Brother Banks,

There are Peter denied him.". Who can tell the deep always some of the Lord's family who are agonies of our Saviour's soul, while passing looking out, both here and in Australia, for through the scenes of Gethsemane, Pilate's the arrival of THE VESSEL, anxious to see bar, and Calvary's bloody tree? I laboured to whether it contains anything in reference to follow him in these places ; and certainly 1 that part of God's church worshipping at had something of Watt's spirit, when he Zion. It is with pleasure I tell you, that on says

Good Friday last, we held our annual meet“Did Christ my Lord suffer,

ing. The object being the liquidation of the And shall I repine ?"

debt. We were favoured with the company No, I did not.

of nearly 200 to tea; presided over by our As the church clock of Whittlesea struck Pastor : all were happy; and many were three, a heavy mist began to fall upon us-beard to exclaim: "This is the best meeting and again the words spake in me :-Open we were ever at.”. We gave them the best of to me, my sister, my love; for my head is everything; and the proceeds (being entirely filled with dew, and my locks with the drops voluntary) amounted to £14. You see, that of the night.” It was to me, as though Christ at Zion there are still those that possess said.— I am coming full of the Holy Ghost

, principle. The churches

, I feel sure would do anointed by the Spirit for my work ;' as the well to imitate so good a plan. At balf.past Father bath said—“I have put my Spirit six the numbers present reached nearly 600. UPON HIM,yes! " the Holy Ghost the Mr. James Nunn took the chair, supported by Comforter" was in and with him, in all that brethren Rowland, Pearce, Vaughan, Godslife-giving power essential to his nature, mark, and Christian. Their remarks were character, position, and work. "The drops good; one and all being led out in a pecu. of the nightwere not only words denoting liarly happy style, calculated to uphold the the travail of the Redeemer's soul; but they truths of God; and were listened to with led me to consider the many precious words great satisfaction. It was stated by the Treahe spake unto our fathers in the days of old, surer that during the seven years and a half, waiting, and travelling, until the Incarnas that the debt had been reduced by the voluntion morning came. All the Old Testament tary principle, nearly £100 every year; the manifestations of Christ-all the Old Testa- present paid off amount being nearly £800. ment promises and prophecies concerning the The singing was much admired; our friends Messiah, were so many “drops of the night,having practised several choice pieces; which and when he came, his locks were filled with were sung with great spirit and exactness ; them; they were all fulfilled in him, “and and elicited universal satisfaction: it was inof his fullness have all we received,; and deed a happy evening; the result approaching grace for grace.”


JAMES MARKS. About six o'clock, I met a man who told me where the Baptist Parsonage was. I CLARE, SUFFOLK.-On Sunday April 4th, knocked :-in a moment, the kind pastor 1858. Mr. Pells preached in the morning to “ opened to me,”--the tale was soon told, a densely crowded congregation from 2. Col. and for three hours I slept in the beautiful 12. Buried with him in baptism, wherein al. bed, which had all night been waiting for so ye are risen with him through the faith of me; and I had all night been searching and the operation of God, who hath raised him looking for it; and, although I shall ever be from the dead.” After which, Mr Pells bapthankful for that night's sacred contemplation tised a man his wife and five others, one of in the silent streets of Whittlesea; still, my which number was for a neighbouring church. weary frame was glad enough to lay down in the afternoon at the close of a sermon and rest. Of course, I preached in the morn- founded on Acts xiii. 31, “His witnesses uning from the text I had studied all night to the people.". Mr. Pells addressed six of Among the large congregation then gathered those whom he baptized in the morning, and together, I saw before me my two brethren-received them into full communion.

LITTLE MOORFIÉLDS. –The Old Baptist Church, lowship. Mr. C. then took his place at the table, for many years meeting in Red Cross Street, responded to the same, and gave an affectionate in the city, under the pastoral care of Mr. Whit. address to us as a Church; he then gave the right taker, have, (since his retirement to Tunbridge hand of fellowship to five persons, two of whom Wells,) removed to White Street, near Finsbury. he had baptised, and three by honourable dismis. square. The first anniversary of Mr. George sions from other churches of the same faith and Webb's becoming their minister, was holden on order, (thus making an increase of thirteen memLord's-day, April 18th; and on the following bers since the commencement of the year.) At the Tuesday the public recognition of Mr. George close of which, we as Pastor and church, sat down Webb, as their pastor, took place in Ebenezer to celebrate the dying love of our adorable Lord Chapel, Buttesland Street, Hoxton, (lent for the and Saviour Jesus Christ. The whole of the service occasion). Mr. Ball, of Wandsworth, conducted the was one of the most interesting and affecting we services --Mr. Flack read the Scriptures, and im- ever witnessed, there being scarcely a dry eye in plored the divine blessing. Mr. W. Palmer gave the place. We would with the Psalmist say, "Save his views of a Gospel Church; Mr. G, Webb, at now we beseech thee, O Lord : 0 Lord, we beseech considerable length declared his conversion and thee, send pow prosperity." Signed, call to the ministry. Mr. Hazelton offered the

T. H. COLE, ordination prayer in terms most appropriate and

W. S. EVERITT, DE ACOXS. sincere. Mr. Geo. Wyard gave the charge in a

BEDMOND.-The ordinance of Believer's Bapmost excellent, comprehensive, and fatherly spi. rit. C. W. Banks addressed the Church ; Mr. Beli tism was administered in Salem Chapel, Two Waclosed the meeting, which was pleasant and pro- of the Baptist Chapel, Bedmont, on Lord's day

ters, Herts, by Mr. Henry Hutchinson, the pastor fitable to many.

morning, March 28th, 1858, to one male, and one KEPPLE STREET.-The third anniversary of Mr. female, after a very suitable discourse from 1 Cor. Milner's pastorate, was held on Thursday evening, inthians, 12th chapter, 13th verse.

" For by one March 25th. A goodly number sat down to a well spirit are we all baptised into one body." The provided tea, and all seemed very happy. At Lord was with us ; every nook and corner of the half-past six o'clock, the public meeting commen- chapel was crowded. They were united to the ced, over which the Pastor presided. After a cburch at Bedmond on the following Lord's-day, song of praise, Mr. Pells, of Clare, implored the April 4th. We baptise at Two Waters because we divine blessing to rest upon Pastor and people, and have no baptistry at Bedmont : the friends at Two also on the proceedings of the then present meet- Waters kindly giving us the liberty of baptizing ing: Mr. Milner, in his introductory address, there. I believe many of the Lord's family are spoke freely of the uninterrupted union that did longing to go through the ordinance, but are afraid happily subsist between himself and his people. to presume ; their greatest fears are, that they Brethren in the ministry were called upon to ad. are doubtful whether they have set ont right; in dress the meeting from a few verses contained in short they are doubtful whether their religion is a the 68th Psalm, and that in the following order- right one, or a wrong one : some bare sat under Brother Green spoke from the 9th verse, Ander Arminian preachers who have told them they son 10th verse, Austin 11tb verse, Wyard 13th must be more holy and righteous, and they have verse, and Williamson 18th verse. Each address waited to get better, and ħnd they get worse, and was well delivered and listened to with the utmost they still get worse, for the longer they live the attention, after which the Pastor closed the happy deeper is the conviction, they are sinners and need meeting by prayer. That Pastor and people may an atoning sacrifice. long be thus happily united; yea, even until deatě One of the persons baptised has been a shall sever the shepherd from his flock, is the ar- Sunday school scholar with us; the other is a dent desire of

ONE WHO WAS PRESENT. teacher in the Sunday school : thus we are enCLARE, SUFFOLK.--Mr. Pells having resigned his couraged in that department, as we have bad serpastorate bere, will (v.v.) preach bis farewell ser

eral of the teachers of the school and the Super. mon in the afternoon of the last Lord's-day in intendent baptised after they bare engaged in June next.

their labore.

H. H. This unexpected step has caused much surprise and grief among the friends at CONVERSION OF E. SAMUEL. Clare, but as the church believe the Lord is about opening a door to Mr. Pells, where his labors may prove more abundantly successful, they bow

(Continued from page 58.) to the event, believing" the hand that wrongh: We left the author of "The Triumph of it is divine;" therefore he leaves with their best Christ on the Cross” wandering through wishes and ardent prayers for his future welfare. And they wait in humble expectation the Lord Holland, Rotterdam, and onward to London. will soon appear for them, that the church which we pass over several pages of narrative, and has so greatly increased under

his ministry, and falling upon the 20th page, we find a careful bath to Sabbath may not have to wander from and striking record of Mr. Samuel's entrance place to place as sheep without a shepherd. into London, twenty-two years since; and

The Sun SHINING ON Silver Hill, WINCHESTER. of the commencement of the work of grace _Mr. William Chappell, formerly of Colchester, on his soul. and late of Barley, near Royston, having supplied the Baptist Church of Christ in the above place,

We hope this testimony will be profitably and being heard on every occasion with

consider perused by all who sympathize with us in the able pleasure and much profit to our souls, in the restoration of God's elect people from among early part of January last, at a meeting called for the Jews; and, especially by those who love the special purpose, after earnest prayer, and ma. ture deliberation, we came to the following con.

to trace the flowings of grace in the hearts of clusion, which we are thankful to say was unani- the ransomed. mously agreed upon, to give Mr. Chappell a cordial invitation to take the pastoral oversight of tract is made contains upwards of 200 pages,

The volume from whence the following exus as a church and people, which after much consideration, be felt it his duty to accept ; and on

on subjects of vital importance. The work was publicly received

a member and Pastor of 1, Moliere Terrace, Lower Broughton, ManLord's day afternoon the 11th of April following, may be had at our office; or of Mr. Samuel, the church, after a suitable and affectionate address by the senior deacon, who in the name of

chester. Mr. Samuel saysthe whole body, gave him the right hand of fel. “In the year 1836 I came to London for the purpose of keeping the Passover, expects | when these words came to me, “If thou diest ing to meet a countryman of mine, who, for in thy sins, thou shalt surely perish." I then, years, had kept his Passover in London. for the first time, went down on my knees, During my stay, I called at the same eat- and wept bitterly, calling on the God of Israel ing-house, where I heard of the melancholy to show the cause of my misery. Bending news of the death of my brother. As I was the knees is contrary to the Jewish custom, as sitting with my brethren Jews, a gentleman well as to pray with the head uncovered. came in, seated himself at the same table, But I did both; how it came to pass, I could and called for a cup of coffee, who afterwards not tell. That night I had no sleep, as the proved to be a converted Jew. He first be- thoughts of death and perishing, were dread. gan to talk about business, and, by degrees, ful to me. The Jews believe on a place of he introduced religion, and the Messiah. 1 reward and punishment; but deny any knowheard one in the room say, “This is a con- ledge of where they are going, until the disverted Jew.” I said to the party with whom solution of soul and body. Again, they say, I was talking, “ We will have a bit of fun death makes atonement for all their sing. with him." I then addressed myself to him That night, I tried to take comfort from this, by saying, “ You are one who have forsaken --but, alas! it afforded me none. I believe the religion of our fathers, and deny the law that atonement is made by the death of one of Moses; and believe one to be God, who Man, the God-man Christ Jesus. Having was condemned by our Rabbis and Priests, heard there was a house in New Street, Biand who was banged on a tree-Jesus of shopsgate Street, for the purpose that Jews Nazareth,—whom you say was the son of might converse about Christianity: the house David. Where can you prove it from our was occupied by a converted Jew, named Bible?". He replied, “That he had not for Saul; he was also the clerk in the Episcopal saken the religion of our forefathers, nor Chapel, Palestine Place, Cambridge Heaththe law of Moses. I believe that the Messiah one day I resolved to go there. I met a is come, and that Jesus of Nazareth was the gentleman in Bishopsgate-street, and inMessiah, and will prove it from the Word of quired of him for this place. He replied, God." I replied, “If he could do that, I* I am going that way, and I will take you to will believe, but it must not be from the it! When we arrived at the house, he walkChristians' Bible, but ours.” An Hebrew ed in with me, invited me in, and asked me Bible was placed upon the table, and he took to sit down. 'He inquired my errand. I another from his pocket. The principal told him, I had heard there were gentlemen parts on which we discoursed, were Genesis here, who would converse about the Mesxlix. 10; Isaiah liï.; Zech. xii. 10. But my siah. He said that he was an Israelite, and companion and I considered we had gained was convinced by the word of God that the the point in argument, therefore I said, “As Messiah is come, and that Jesus of Nazareth he could not prove from the Bible, that the was the one; also, except we believe in Him, Messiah is come, much more that Jesus of whether Jew or Gentile, it is impossible to be Nazareth was he, I could not believe.” He saved. After two hours' conversation I left thon replied, “That if I believed not, I him, without any advantage from his argushould die in my sins and perish.”. We ments, except from the words he mentioned, then commenced ridiculing him, and he left. “If ye believe not that Jesus of Nazareth is Soon after, I also left, and while in the street, the Messiah, ye cannot be saved.” This was these words, “Who can tell, but that Jesus like a hammer, driving the former conviction is the Messiah ?" came to me very power- deeper into my conscience. What, said I fully; so that the thoughts made me un- within myself, without believing, impossible comfortable, as I believed that the very to be saved! What, must I perish eternally! thought itself was blasphemy. I tried all This was an addition to my former troubles. I could to shake it off, and to get it from my One day as I was musing on the state of my mind. The more I tried to get rid of the mind, the words came to me with great thoughts, the eloser they clave to me. The power, “ The soul that sinneth it shall die.” arrow of the Almighty was sent forth into This was in my conscience like a mighty thun. my heart, and there it must remain. These der, which shook me to the centre. My thoughts followed me up for some time, whole frame trembled. I begged of the Lord awake or asleep, at home or abroad, which to open my eyes to understand his word, to made me very miserable and unhappy; such teach me things that are right, and not suffer feelings I never realized before. One day, at me to be led astray. I thought within myself my apartments, I took up an Hebrew Bible, that I would go again to the afore-mentioned and began to examine those portions before place, as the gentlemen asked me to call again. referred to; finding nothing to satisfy me, I When I came there I saw the same Israelite, shut it up, when the words spoken by the whose name was Alexander ; who afterwards Jew came to me, “If thou believest not, thou became bishop of Jerusalem. It was rather shalt die in thy sins and perish.” They came remarkable that I should find him there, as with such power, that for a short time I knew he only visited occasionally, taking his turn not what to do with myself; not knowing with others belonging to the London Society whence they came, or what they meant. The for promoting Christianity among the Jews. uneasiness of my mind kept increasing, until During our conversation he asked what effect I was much distressed. I remember, one our last interview had had upon me, which I evening, on retiring to rest, saying my pray- related with tears running from my eyes. ers, I begged the Lord to remove the blas. He gave me some tracts and his card, and told phemous thoughts, as I then considered them,'me to call upon him at his private residence



A WORD FOR THE PRECEPT; not under the ponalty of the law, for Christ

was made a curse for us. “But, say, some,

we are neither under the penalty nor the preTO “A SABBATH SCHOOL TEACHER.” cept. True, as Christians we are neither under BY SAMUEL COZENS.

the penalty of the law to be thereby damned

for our sins, nor under the precept of the law [The query to which the following is a reply, in a covenant form to be thereby saved for our appeared on page 60, of THE EARTHEN obedience. But will any one tell me that we VESSEL for March, 1858.-ED.]

are not so under the law as not to be obliged

to respect the conduct it prescribes ? What! MR. EDITOR.–Dear Sir-This is a remark- shall morality be required of the world, and able age, inasmuch as a great many are very not of the church ? What! shall sons seek anxious, if possible, to get every moral and an excuse for those omissions and commissions evangelical obligation explained away in order for which the servants shall be damned ? that their lax habits may be excused, What! has God repealed the law for his sons, and that their negligence of revealed obliga- and left it in full force against his servants ? tions may find a palliating apologist in some What! shall the son sin with pleasure when acknowledged man of truth. How few there the servant dreads to offend his Master ? are who dare to talk of duty, to urge the pre. What! shall the servant regard the law, and

the son trample the same under foot ? DeliI was once told by a professed preacher of vered from the law indeed ! to whom then are the Gospel, that "he had no objection (no we responsible ? Take away the law, and who objection ? indeed !) to the precept, providing can claim our homage, our fear, our love, our it is used gospelly." What do these gentlemen service, our devotion?' Free from the law in mean by this? Do they mean to say that we the Antinomian sense, and we are free from have nothing to do with precepts, but such as God. Marvellous infatuation! God's law is are in the gospel ? or do they mean that the pre- eternal, and we shall be eternally under law cepts of the New Testament are only binding to God. The devil, now in hell, is as much upon the elect? They may as well tell us under law to God as when in heaven. And that the mandates of the throne only extend hence the Saviour reminded him of his oblito the royal family. The apostles did not so gations, “Thou (Satan) shalt worship the think nor so speak. They knew there were Lord thy God," &c. Matt. iv. 10. And the laws in the royal house (the church) peculiar saints in heaven to all eternity will be under to the royal family, and that there were duties law to God. incumbent upon every relation of life. That The comprehensive spirit of the law is : it was the duty of every husband to love his “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God and thy wife ; that it was the duty of every wife to neighbour as thyself.” These are the headings obey and reverence her own husband; that it of the two tables. If we love God we shall was the duty of every father to avoid provok. desire to keep the first table. If we love our ing his children; that it was the duty of neighbour, we shall not kill him, nor steal children to honour and obey their parents; from him, nor bear false witness against him. that it was the duty of masters to give unto Persons who glory in not being under the law their servants that which is just and equal; when their rebellion against God-when their that it was the duty of servants to shew all practical covetousness, &c., is patent to the fidelity to their masters ; that it was the duty world, are doubly deceived. I again say, that of kings to reign over their subjects in righ- we are not under the law in its punative teousness ; that it was the duty of subjects to relation to us as sinners, because our dear submit to the higher powers. Again, they Redeemer died for all our transgressions of say, “We have no objection to the invitations the law in this sinning world; but we are, if (what an impious if!) they are qualified.” and must remain, under law to God in its Qualified, forsooth! That is, I suppose, if the preceptive relations to us as creatures. The invitation is given to the character invited. law in paradise was: “Thou shalt love the Well, what logic! Who ever heard of an in- Lord thy God.” The law noro is: “Thou vitation without such a qualifications and shalt love the Lord thy God;" and the law for a poor, ignorant worm to talk about qua- will ever be: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy lifying what Jehovah has already qualified is God.” arrant folly. Suppose you were to send an The second apology they have is by placing invitation by your servant to certain persons, all their faults upon the human scape-goat, and that servant so qualified your invitations called “ the Old Man." He is a dreadful old that many whom you invited were afraid to rascal I know, and if he has to bear all that come; what would you do with that servant ? is put to his account

he will have a tremendous I believe many had better let the invitations day of reckoning: I know there are who are alone, unless they delivered them as God has putting down” (to use a vulgar expression) given them.

But let us return to the pre- to the old man every day. But, who is this cept.

old man you talk so much about? Is he an Duty is ignored by many a professed son acquaintance of your’s? Is he any relation whose character and conduet publicly demon- to you? Does he belong to you? If he does, strates that he is not even a servant, much how is it that you can 80 complacently heap less a son. Those gentlemen who regard grace so much villany upon his head I ask again, as the patron of evil, have two apologies for Do you know who this old man is ? I pretheir inconsistencies. One is, “We are not sume you will say, some old fellow that don't under the law." True, as Christians we are' belong to me-a sort of next-door-neighbour.

But allow me to tell you that that old gentle- | posed, namely, “ Is it right and proper to man is yourself—your very self-that same teach children to pray po I remember an self which is to be judged according to the anecdote-which I believe has been well audeeds done in the body. I know what you thenticated of a minister in his travels stopmean by the old man, and I have had long ping at an inn, in which he conversed with a acquaintance with him, and I have often tried little girl who was very ignorant of every reto make him my scape-goat, to bear my sins ligious matter, and he taught her a prayer into the land of forgetfulness; but it may ap- which he requested her to repeat as often as pear strange to some that I never could take she could, and the prayer was this, “ Lord such liberties with this queer old fellow that shew me myself.” In the morning he left. some appear to do. No, indeed; instead of Some weeks after, he had occasion to pass palming my sins upon some supposed "old that way again, and feeling deeply interested man," I have been obliged to take to myself in the child, he called at the inn to ascertain shame and confusion of face. When the Lord the state of her mind, and to his joy he found looked upon Peter after his fall, he wept her in great distress, the Lord had heard her bitterly. He did not say, "Lord, it was my prayer, and convinced her of her state as a old man." When Nathan went to "have a sinner. The man of God then taught her this little parabolical conversation with David, and prayer, “Lord, shew me thyself;" that prayer brought the matter home, David did not say, too was answered, and the poor little ignorant " Nathan, 'twas my old man." No, No; but waiting maid was made wise unto salvation. "I have sinned against the Lord.” I think I thought of proposing twelve questions to those who have such an accommodating old the Sabbath school teacher in answer to his man, know nothing about the new man of the requisition; but as I have already trespassed heart. I am not nttempting to dispute the so much upon your pages, I must confine myfact that the (sinful) flesh is against the (sin- self to two:less) spirit, and vice versa. I feel this daily. Query 1.---Is there that in the irrational But what I am speaking against, is that part of the animal kingdom which answers to abominable and deceptive practice of putting prayer ? I think there is; but they are not every thing down to the “old man" (as the prayers of duty, except it be of that duty though he was some distinct person from our- which emanates from the law of necessity. selves) with: “0, I could not help it-it was As creatures, we are all dependent upon the the old man-put it down to the old man.” great source of our being and subsistence,

Old man; know ye not that hell is half full, and this doctrine seems to constitute one unia or nearly so, with those who once had an old versal element in the instinct of animated na. man to whom they unscrupulously imputed ture. “The young rarens cried." (Psalm the evil of their doings. What would they cxlvii. 9.) Yes, and so did young Ishmael with not give for an old man to bear the fault of the same instinctive cry. Gen. xxi. 17. their sins now? O, say some, you are coming Query 2.-I8 prayer contemplated in the out. Ay! and it is time to come out, and moral code ? If so, then it is a duty-a duty lay the ax of Almighty truth at the root of binding upon all, for whatever is comprehen. the antinomian tree. Thousands are deceiv ded in the ten commandments is to be obsering themselves, I can see itsee it more par- ved. Our inability to do all it prescribes, in ticularly in the clear headed. Look at the no wise lessens its commanding authority. Church--the Church professing the truth, I again say, if prayer can be found in the law and in what more than creed does that Church by positive command, or by implication, I undiffer from the world ? Can we distinguish hesitatingly avow that prayer is and must be the saints from sinners ? Can we not often a duty. I might add another question, which find more gravity, seriousness, and even mor- may throw a little more light upon the subality in men of the world than in many in ject, viz: Do we pray as sinners, or as saints ? the Church? The Church of truth-or ra- As sinners : do I pray for pardon? I pray, ther the professing Church of truth-has lost for pardon as a sinner: I have pardon her character, and with her character her as a saint. Do I pray for righteousness P-I strength. I do not say that there are not pray for righteousness as a sinner : 1 have some holy and blessed exceptions; ay, say righteousness as a saint. Do I pray for holiyou, and I suppose you are one of them -1 do ness P-I pray for holiness as a sinner: I have not say so. Indeed, sometimes I feel that I holiness as a saint. Do I pray for wisdom ? have been so old manish that I am afraid that I pray for wisdom as a sinner: I have wisdom I do not know anything as I ought (according as a saint. Will it not follow that that prayer to the term of my profession,) to know. But which is adapted to me as a sinner is also I hope I am looking out of obscurity-I feel adapted to others as sinners. We know that now. I want the mitre, as well as the ephod. we cannot teach sinners spiritually, we also Holiness to the Lord is what I wish and pray know that we cannot teach them the gospel for; I know I shall be called logal,-I am efficiently, and savingly. No: power beprepared for all that. Should I be right, longeth unto God. Peter told Simon Magus to and that I most fervently pray to be, it will pray for forgiveness, not that he believed matter but little what I am called.

that Magus could of himself pray to God I trust that the Sabbath School Teacher without the help of the Spirit, but he knew will excuse this long preamble, I did not in- not that the Spirit might not attend his adtend writing thus, when I took my pen ; and monition, and lead him to sincere repentance. certainly I do not for a moment suspect him When a child, I was taught to repeat the of any improper motive in the question pro- Pater Noster-(the disciples ; commonly

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