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MeKINNEY, Editor mid Proprietor.
said the Psalmist, when he said,
'e 're wonderfully made;"
but the Arbiter of fate
aid mortal man create.
complicated every part,
• fearfully combined,
onderful the beating heart,
recondite the mind !
vein displays the fearful
Him who formed it so;
.ade the crimson tides instill
- vigor as they flow.
each nrt'ry, valves have made,
itch both clay and night,
)k the crimson retrograde,
cart—astonishment might chain
intellects with fear;
ms and ventricles, how strange,
fragile they appear!
Ilse maneuvre—" here he sleeps,"
LII that would remain;
.!ed not fear, Jehovah keeps
eye on every vein. •
uously it drives the blood
the yielding lungs;
ood the oxygen absorbs,
then again returns.
esing thence, the chyle is cast
the liquid flood,
in the heart is changed at last,
forms nutritious blood. ;.:
thence the heart propels it through
arteries which pass
ughout the system, to renew
sorptions daily waste. '
one but He who sways the earth
d sits enthroned on'high,
thus have formed, from sordid dust,
oh things as you and I.
wonderful the lades's, too,
Lt gather in the chyle,
all that passes in their view,
nourishment they thence extract,
ich up the spine is borne;
valves prevent it falling back,
in a vein it's thrown.
:rvous system well displays
we are not of chance ;
harmed, like lightning it conveys
brain responds, the news is sent
• every living part;
with the system quickly blent, •
heaves the sanguine heart.
inflammation's baleful flame
des the lower part,
brain through sympathy's insane,
seems a demon spark :
yes and rages till the heart
th agony expands,
loath uplifts his ruthless dart,
snaps existence's bands.
s termed " a harp of many strings,"
33); 're numberless, I say ;
Lot that formed all earthly things,
!hould forever play.
isic should like incense rise
)ve the scenes of earth,
;reet the Author of the skies—
di was its destined birth.
le, Clarion County, Pa.
the Preebyterlou Banner and Advocate.
reatness of Salvation Proves the.
Peril of its Neglect.
was unwilling to glory in anything,
the cross of Christ. For this he
id suffered, and died. Feeling the
the Cross, and sweetly influenced
rat:Lions, with great earnestness he
,ow shall we escape, if we neglect.
Salvation ?" How brief these
id yet how full of weaning They
truths of momentous consequence.
tat eternity will ever continue to
d in v€ st with illimitible imuortaßee.
irm the greatness of a SALVATION
dented in its grandeur, and incom-`
in its magnificent and glorious re-
And from this greatness is inferred,
li. impossibility of escape, if we neg.
B Salvation. And surely this very
should awaken anxious inquiry in
tied, when nothing but the vastness
Aloe is argued in defence of the doo,
at to neglect it, is to perish. "How
escape, if we neglect so great Salve-
The peculiarity of these words,
force of the question, lies in this, that
1 of the neglect is proved by the
;of the Salvation. Now, in, what
;he greatness of this Salvation, that
e attention of every intelligent and
le being ?
per, that Salvation is GREAT,, U-
M(' Agency through which it was
Every Bible' reader knows that
Of tied is the author of man's Sal
lr-The work was undertaken in fulfill.
'the covenant of redemption made
the Father and the Son, in which
Js to become the surety of the fallen.
her being was found able or worthy to
upon this work, and make an atone
for sin. The angelic nature might
been joined to the human; but the
would have lacked the dignity that
d give the required worth to the suffer.
of the other. Man could make no
lent that would repair a violated law,
,c was ruined, and under its curse.
might have lain forever beneath the
rig wrath of Jehovah, and his thron e
have remained untarnished: Hence,
mly hope for our restoration was, that a
being should assume human nature,
a body of flesh, that in humiliation, and
.Iring, and death, he might repair the
lach,healthe schism in the human soul,
satisfy the claims of justice in the stead
those who had fallen. This has been
A. The eternal Son has taken upon him
form of a servant, and has been made
the likeness of men, has exhausted ',our ,
•se, and died ourdeath. This onctruth
rests Salvation with a grandeur araigl6r7'
fi n it e m i n d cannot comprehend.) :,This
es it so great, sand urges it upon dor con
tention, that it was the achievement of
the only begotten and well beloved Son of
the Father. When, through revelation, we
gaze back at the Cross, and see the bleed
ing victim bearing our sins in his own body,
and exclaiming, " It is finished," the heart
melting thought is, that he is none other
than the everlasting God, " the Prince of
Peace." And although thus becoming
obedient unto the authority of wicked men,
and dying an ignominious death, yet he
could speak the word, and myriads of angels
would stand around that cross; the universe
would -be scattered into atoms; and new
systems, and new worlds would start into
existence, clothed in celestial beauty; and be
peopled with a race, pure and happy as the
first twain who dwelt in. Eden. • The dignity
of the victim, the intensity of the sufferings,
and the wondrous manifestations in earth
and heaven, all make Salvation great. How
great, finite mind cannot conceive, for it
passeth all knowledge; but, dear' reader,
when your mortal has put on immortality,
and you stand amid the glories of heaven . ,
and cast your glittering crown at your deliv
erer's feet, it will be the enchanting theme
of your praise, and thanksgiving, and.'glory,
forever 'and forever. If, then, Salvation is
great, because of the Divinity of Him who
purchased 'it, how can you avoid the conclu
sion, that the greatness of Salvation. proves
the peril of neglect? To neglect and re
ject it, must be.to throw scorn and contempt
on the, blessed Saviour; and he being none
other than "'the brightness of the Father's
glory, and the express image of his person,.
his darling Son, How shall we escape ?"
If, then, the greatness of Salvation depends
on the greatness of the Saviour—and none
greater, or more worthy than he can be
found in the wide range of three great
worlds, earth, heaven, and hell—and this
greatness demonstrates, that to'neglect this
Salvation, is to throw away all hope, and
array against ourselves that fiercest of all
vengeance-Divine mercy scoined—" How
shall we escape, if we neglect so great Sal
But, again, Salvation •g, s GREAT, because
of the completeness and fullness of the work.
Had any finite being undertaken this
work, then we could not expect perfection;
but being devised, engaged in, and per
formed by an infinite being, it was perfectly
done—the provision was complete and full.
According to agreement, the sins of the
whole race were laid upon Christ, and the
divinity gave such worth to the sufferings of
the humanity, that the whole race might be,
pardoned, if 'the whole race would put faith
in the substitute. All the sinner has to do,
is to feel his need of Salvation, and his sins
and unworthiness are his only recommenda
tion ; for Christ having come " to seek and
save the lost," he has discharged the penal
ties due a violated law, and threfore, by ex
ercising faith in the surety, the sinner be
comes free as though he -had never trans
gressed. In,the language of,an able, writer,
" Thus Salvation not only provides for our
pardon, so that punishment may be avoided;
it provides, - also, for acceptance, so that
happiness may be obtained. The faith
which interests us in Christ that we
are reckoned to have satisfied the law's penal
ties in him, obtains for us also the imputa
tion of his righteousness, Fo that we have a
spotless covering in which to appear before
God. Hence we have share in the obe
dience, as well as suffering of the Mediator;
and whilst the latter delivers from the death
we had deserved, the former consigns to the
immortality we could never have merited.
And is not this a great Salvation—great in
its simplicy, great in its comprehensiveness
—which thus meets every necessity of the
guilty and helpless, and which, arranged for
creatures whom it finds in the lowest de
gradation, leaves them not till elevated to
the very summit of dignity ?" And if it
be thus great in its provisions—complete and
full—does not this very greatness prove
the peril of neglect ? Now, if this Salva
tion was in any way deficient either in pro
vision, or fulfilbuent, or application, then
there might be some plausible reason for ,
neglecting and rejecting it. But the great
glory of this Salvation—that which pre
eminently recommends it to our considera
tion, and adapts it to our necessities--is,
that its greatness is so comprehensive that
we cannot find a moral want of which it does
not present the supply. Its greatness can
only be described by saying that "'Divine
Knowledge took the measure of every hu
man necessity, and. Divine love and power
gathered into this Salvation a more than ade
;pate provision." How can you escape, if
you neglect this great Salvation ? There is
not a single want that is not anticipated in
this provision, and abundantly supplied.
Are you wounded ? This great Salvation
applies the balm of Gilead. Are you sick?
It brings the kind Physician, who gives re
lief. Are you naked ? It gives you the
robe of Righteousness. Are you poor ?
it makes you rich in Faith, an heir of God,
and gives you a title to. heaven. Are you
hungry ? It fills you with the bread
of life. Are you thirsty ? It enables
you to drink from the fountains of
eternal life. Are you in debt ? It
brings a. , surety. Are you •in darkness ?
It dispels all lowering clouds, and bids you
hope. Have you a house to build ? It
points to the only foundation, the Rock of
Ages. Must you face that Wank and gath
ering storm ? It eives you an anchor sure
and steadfast. Are you to be tried ? It
provides an all-prevailing Advocate. Is
sentence passed, and you are already con
demned ? It brings instant and full par
don. Oh ! it is the completeness of Salva
tion that makes it so great, and its rejec
tion, when provided for us and suited to us,
that blocks up the only way of escape from
Divine wrath, and renders total ruin inevit
able. How shall we, therefore, escape if
we neglect so great Salvation ? Paul says,
" If we sin willfully, after that we have re
ceived the knowledge of' the truth, there
remaineth no more sacrifice "—in addition
to that already made—" for sins, but a fear
ful looking-for of judgment and fiery in
. dignation, which shall devour the adversa
ries- He that despised Moses' law died
without mercy, under two or three wit
nesses; of how much sorer punishment,
suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy who
hath trodden under foot the Son of God,
an d bath counted the blood of the Covenant
wherewith he was sanctified "—the blood
that gives Salvation its merit and its.glory—
' "an unholy thing, and hath done despite
unto the Spirit of gmce.,, And still again,
with inoreasipg earnestness, " See Viet ye
refuse not him that speaketh. For if they
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escaped not, who refused Him that spake on
earth, how much more shall not we escape,
if we turn away from Him that speaketh
from heaven." The Father says, in speak
ing of the Author of this great Salvation,
"'This is my beloved Son, in whom I am
well pleased : hear ye him." And the Son
says, "He that believeth in me, though he
were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever
liveth and believeth in me, shall never die."
Reader ! "believest thou this ?" "I am
the way, the truth, and the life; no man
cometh unto the Father but nyr me '?"
Trttly the completeness and fullness of this
Salvation, proves the peril of neglect. And
how shall we, therefore, escape if we neg
But again, Salvation is great because of
the dignity and greatness of the Agent by
whom it is applied—the HOLY SPIRIT.
The Spirit was promiSed to the disciples
by Christ, after his departure. He was to
be their Comforter; Continue with the
Church; to bear testimony to the Divinity
of the Messiah, and apply the blood of the
Atonement. When the earth was a shape
less mass, crude and , chaotic—then a world
in embryo—" He moved.on the face of the
waters," and brought order out of confusion;
and this beautiful creation is a monument of
his presence and power. And the • Spirit of
God, presiding at the birth of time, now
resides among the children of men, to
operate on the conscience and apply to the
heart the work of redemption:; this gives
to our great Salvation the perpetual Majesty
of Divinity, and invests it with a grandeur
scarce inferior to that which it derives from
the sacrifice of the Son. And if we neglect
this Salvation continually urged upon our
consideration by the Spirit, " How shall we
escape ?" And; reader, this Spirit' has
often striven with you, and warned 'of moral
danger, and pointed to the wrath of God
that will consume his enemies. We •know
that you have a conscience; for the Bible
declares it, and we know that one work of the
Spirit is to arouse that conscience to'a sense
of duty. And if yet "in the gall of bitter
ness and the bonds of iniquity,"' you 'have
hushed the 'voice of God's witness, and
grieved the Spiriti and your condition is
fearfully alarming. v Why will •you trifle
with Divine Jove, and quench the Spirit' of
all grace ? Yes ! all have this blessed and
Divine witness, testifying of " Righteous
ness, temperance,. and:judgment to come."
The young ;feel his strivings when engaged
in the wild chase after pleasure, as before
the mind's eye, will now and then pass the
death -bed, the winding sheet, the open
grave. The man whose whole soul is en
gaged in acquiring wealth, .feels it, when
the thought, with lightning speed and bright
ness, flashes upon him, that when the Mam
mon of this world is gained, the soul is lost,
and he will be a beggar in the dominions of
a cruel tyrant through all eternity.
When witnessing the ordinances
sanctuary dispensed, or - hearing the 'Word
preached, the same Spirit that prompts'obe
dience, and being hushed and grieved, will
at the judgment bar be your accuser and
condemner. With these arguments appeal
ing 'to your intellect and touching your
heart, " How shall we escape if we neglect
so great Salvation !" Hasten to be wise ;
" Now is the accepted time, and Now is the
day of Salvation." There is a way of
escape; it is through Christ. "Believe on
the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be
saved." R. F. B.
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OR, LETTERS TO . A FftLEND ON THE DOCTRINES AND
DUTIES OF THE BIBLE.
Letter IV.—God and his Law.
For the Lord is.ottrjudge.--IsA. xxxiii: 22
DEALn. FRIEND :—I will begin where
I left off. You are a sinner, condemned
and perishing. What will you do'? What
must you do ? What can you do ? I re
peat it, what can you do ? You are guilty
and condemned. Heaven and hell are be
fore you; but heaven, how can you reach ?
hell, how can you shun ? God's broken law
bars up the way to the celestial city; and the
flaming sword of vengeance guards the ac
cess to the tree of life. Hell is enlarging
itself for your reception ; your feet are stand
ing already upon its crumbling banks; and
if without an interest in Christ, - you are
ready:to slide swiftly to perdition! Oh my
dear friend, what will you' do ? What can
you de ? Will you 'sy trembling to the law?
It pours its curses on your head ! It is a
broken law; you have •• broken it, and it
knows no mercy. It cries for vengeance;
and it can give you no relief ! Never can it
give peace to your conscience, never impart
quietness to your soul, never give you rest
and hope. No, never ! It condemns, but
it cannot justify, nor sanctify, nor give peace.
Never, my friend, never !
And yet something must be done! You
cannot live so ! Above all, you cannot
die so ! Something mustbe done. You are
convinced of sin ; the burden lies heavy on
your soul ; the Spirit, God's blessed Spirit,
is at work with your heart; and - what will
you do ? What can you do? Work at a
salvation of your own? How vain the at
tempt I All your righteousnesses are as filthy .
rags.—lsa. lxiv :6. Sin 'is your 'burden;
and sin, ye.s sin, will be your ruin, if you
are not delivered from it. The Spirit has
convinced you of sin; . and you need to be
saved from Mn, not merely from the punish
ment of sin, but from sin itself. And what
can • you do ? Will you attempt, ,to save
yourself ?' Will you be your own Saviour ?
Then the song of the redeemed can never
be your song; for they sing,
Worthy is the
Lamb that was slain, for he bath redeemed
us to God by his blood: Rev. v 9-14;
Ileb. ix : 22. No, my friend, no ; you can
not save yourself. No, else Jesus had not
died. No; the voice of Jehovah is, Hear,
sinner, thou hest destroyed thyself; but in
me—not in thyself—in me is thy help !
Here is hope; here is: salvation I For God
so loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever belieireth in
him should not perish, but have everlast
ing life.—Read Psalm cxxx; Hos. xiii : 9;
John iii : 16.
Bear this in mind, my dear friend and 'I
may write you again on this theme, for I
have much yet to say. For the present, in
answer t) the question, What can you do
I will give "only, these three directions :
1. Resist - not 'God's 'Spirit. He is
work with your 'heart. You have long be
thoughtful, sensible 'of your,sins, of 'the svil
of your heart and life'. It is his woe to
convince you of sin, and he is causing you
to feel your sinfulness. He PRurti light into
your conscience, and arms it;*itli' scorpion
stings. He spreads out the 14 before your
mental vision ; and he causes you_to feel that
his an evil and "a bitter thing & sin against
God, your lawgiver and judge. ; , ,resist
not the Spirit 1 Cherish 'ltifluences
yield to them; and cry with`Dairid; Oieltie in
me a clean heart, 0 God ; andmrenew s right
spirit within me. Cast me not away fromthy 6
presence:; and take not thy Holy.§pitit from,,
me.—Pa li: 10, 11.,
2. I?epent of sin,. You 4st repent or
perish. The laW of God has 'boon
with deep sorrow and self4aseinent
must +confess your sins and Jailko them.
Repent DOW j for, behold, : "
w„ithg g 1 97
eepted time; behold, now is t 84 !
v4tion.--2. Cot'. vi: 2.
'3. Beli4ve on the Lord . .. les4 sluri *AO --
thou shalt be saved.—A.cts t1f3,14
He is the way of life; he is ithe,only Sa
viour; he is ready to receive Au now; he
is waiting for you to come to him ; he is able
and willing to save • embrace him by faith
And you must pray. You *do pray. Con
tinue to pray. Ask. God. for, just what you
want, for just what you need;,for his, Spirit,
for repentance, for faith, forA
for pardon and salvaiion. - Be,unich alone:---
alone with God and with hiefirord. Read '
Ps. and cxxx; Isa. lv; Lukclxv; John iii;
Eph. ii. And while you prayi.to Urody 80 7
mit to him; come,to Christ,now, just as you
are,,,and trust him to do for yo youneed,
anitell he has said; trust him' with your
soul ; trust hint' with your Satiation. He
invites you; come to him; believe inGhrist
and, you shall be saved. Yes, believe in,
Christ trust in him and then the lawgiver
and judge will be your friend and your sal-,
vation ; and you shall have hope, and peace
and joy. So may it be I Amen. As ever,
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MR. EDITOR :—We hear frequent boast,
ing of. .the liberality and tolerance of our
own age, in contrast with the biptry of:the: ~
olden time ; but I "am beginning to think '
that= such' boasting is not, sustained by the .
facts. It would not be. difficult ,to prove,
that whilst its modes of . manifestation have
been ehanged, the spirit of intolerance in
Man is just about as strong is ever. True,
ieis - curbed and restrained by 'the meek
spirit of Christianity; but every now and'
then we behold it bursting .beyond this •
restraint, and exhibiting its unlovely charae
teristies. What, is the disposition, to punish
for opinion sake;but the old stiiit of intol
erance ? And is there-not toe much of this
still active in society ? Is' it 'not exhibited •
in a certaininipatience with the4mlpit and
the press, when they are slow to take sides
in the discussion of any of the, isms of the
day, that temporaril.pexcit
This impatience is sometimes oxidated by
very - good people, who are . carried away by,
some one idea, that has gotten: io near to
their eyes as to hide all the world beside.
Very sure that they are right themselves,
they think it strange that any body can fail
to think as they do; and they are ready to
'attribute the ,slowness of other people to
adopt their views;and to become excited in
advocating them,- not only to some defect in
their powers of perception, but to some
moral obliquity. Your own recent history,
Mr. Editor, furnishes pustration of this
subject; anal if you ever adopt, personally
a Wad some kind power the giftie gie us,
To see oursels as ithers see us,"
perhaps you will "let me attempt answering
your prayer, by trying to let you "see"(your
set' as ithers see you."
Well, some, within the last six months,
have seen you as a semi-Abolitionist—a hot
Free-Soiler, at the least—covertly, and not
very covertly either, .endeavoring to fiver, in
your journal, the great sectional movement
that was to result in'the dissolution of the
Union, and the establishment of a Southern
Empire. Deterrained to have you take
sides, and esteeming neutrality, even "in .a
religious paper, almost wicked in so great a
crisis, and not finding anything to their own
taste, the opponents of, Free:Soil Principle
set you down 28 a Free-.Soiler, and crumbled
and threatened accordingly.
Others .have seen you as a Pro-Slavery
man. The columns of your journal were
,barren of news from . Kansas; and you
never came manfullyr out and defiouneed the
repeal of the Missouri Compromise, and the
men who voted for it. You were blamed
for being on ' both sides, and tor not
being on any. yen said, too mich upon
these .topres for some, and too little for
others. When you gave an item of news,
as news, some thought you ought to have
suppressed it, and others that' you did not
give enough, nor make
. what you, did give
quite bad enough. And vibbii you did speak,
different and opposite constructions were put
upon the same article. The .t'ree.Soiler
found proof in it that you Were Pro-Slavery,
and the Democrat thought it was decidedly.
Anti-Slavery. In truth, acting upon that
exploded old Latin saw, " mediis tutissi-
MUS ibis," you kept so strict a'neutrality,
that to uttraists on both sides, you seemed
against them. True, I hear a great many
44 old fogies" commending your course, and
saying that this double fire of fault-finding
proves that you were right; but then, what
consolation can the opinion of " old fogies"
bring, in this' nineteenth century ?
I know of several 4 subscribers who re=
fused to "patronize" you any longer, and
to renew their subscriptions,,assignin g these
opposite reasons. You have;,lost some toler
ant subscribers from both extremes. Well,
if this does not "from many a blunder free
yOu," it will surely give pu "to see 'yersel
as ithers see ye."
I notice, too, that your contemporaries,
the Reformed Presbyterian, and the Pres
byterian of th,e West, are resolved to make
you out Pro-Slavery, whether you will or
not. I ,have no doubt that they have nice
little motives of their own for their special
pleading--the one as againfit your Church,
which he would condemn—tbe other as
against your circulation, which he would.
tracobize ; but as you have proved yourself
able to defend yourself and your posi,,tion
you need not such humble as, nuns
What I desire tck is, o to protest against,
that &Citing spirit of, intolerance; that.
would silence er abandoneveryprassandeyery
pulpit that doei not` become dmidedly par
tisan: " You must speak out,;" and when
ou do speak out, you are denounced if you
differ in opinion with any of your bearers
or readers; and if you preserve that wise
and Safe. medium; where the truth usually
lies,:between extreme fopiniOns, then you are
;placed between, two fires, Is this tendency.,
!of thin g s for g9od ? If every pulpit and
.eieiy press in the is''foreed, by this in
tblexinco of caliniteis and boniervatiiin, to'
becOme - .pairtisan,iwill it tend , to expedite
the ...dissemination -ituid :adoption of • 'sound
principicp ..will it defeat.. this .end
Who believes the statements of a partisan
press ? Who respects a paltititili - pulpit ?'
Why even those whorin moments of excite
1110.4N:SIVR0X. 11AQ11...perWersion,sof !the
rm,,Pad would- despise both
7t4 1 : 1 "„iftejr, get sober. The' pulpit that
caltrily,:iticidly, ea rnestly, and dispassionately.
unfoldist" th'e 'perfi3dtAtivr Of` libertY,". aslits
great 4uthor,.,did.,,*ithoute serving die time;
popular clamor, will Ibe the most effective in
promoting the cause of God and liberty.
The press that, plant!-Al iipOrt the iock of
truth, refuses to float with the frothy ebb
and flow of popular excitement, is the' press
that, in, the long run, will, do most good, and
obtain the strongest hold upon public con
Some singular instances of 'the inconsis
tency of this partisan spirit of intolerance,
have fallen under my own observation. I
know a minister of our Church, to whom a
respected, parishioner said, during the, heat,
of the late political canvass, " I - am begin
ning' Wthink'that the Presbyterian Church
is Pro-Slavery."; " Why do you think so?"
" Because you don't come out at such• a time
as this, and speak your mind." 44 But sup
Pose you, knew that my oi.inions differed,
frOm.yours, would you still want me to speak
out ?"" Well, no; I don't think that
would im'right." Another , parishioner of
that same , minister was disposed to blame
his pastor for just opposite reasons. At the
iii the heat of party zeal, both blamed
his neutrality; '
920 w, both deknowledgc that
he was 'wise in keeping aloof. -;
, Another citse : I know
,some men who
applauded the independence_ of those:minis
ters whointroduced politics to their pulpits;
and the same men were diipleased with their
own paitoriand have shown him unkindness
because he did vote—but not as they wished.
Herein is consolation for thee, Mr. Editor,
upon the principle, ; that misery loves com
pany. If a pastor of a single congregation
cannot, please every hody, in his little flock,
'either by speaking •or keeping silent, can
you complain, if you fail to please all of the
;thousands, to whom you weekly preach?
For the Presbyterian Banner and. Adreeafe
A. Consoling Argument.
The Apostle, guided by bilspiration, uses
the following arguaient to Prove that God
will bestow upon his children all thinkawhieh
4..ey flea. ' if4lre own
Son but freely gave him up for us, all, how
shall, he not, with him also freely give us
all things ?" In this passage there is a
a premise and inference. The' premise is,
God has given . uslis own Son'; the infer;
ence is, -he will freely give us all things.
It is implied in the premise, that Christ is
God's greatest gift. The inference is
founded on the principle, that the greater
includes the less. God has bestowed upon
us his greatest gifts; therefore, he will not
withhold the lesser. ones.
It follows, therefore that when a man has
received Christ, he has the promise of God
that he .shall never suffer want in time or in
eternity. He shall have everything which
will promote his real good, infinite: wisdom
being the judge.,
He shall have everything he' needs to
facilitate - his journey toward heaven. When
a' man 'becomes 'a Christian, he becorries a
pilgrim, seeking a better land, a fairer and
an eternal home. He has heard a.` voice
saying Arise and depart for, this is not
your rest. His great object is to reach that
city, which bath foundations whose maker
and' builder is God: < Now, everything need"
ful to support, to guide, and to guard him,
shall be hirmshedhim. In other words,
everything needful' to promote his constant
and rapid growth in grace shall "be furnished
Ife who knows , his own heart, and
feelsbis d'ependence upon God, knows how
to ,estimate, this, precious provision for the,
supply of his spiritual wants.
God will also supply all the temporal
wants of the Christian. The promise is not
to bnunderstood as having no reference to
the use of means. The appropriate means
are to be used, and then he can throw him
self on the Divine promise, and feel secure.
He mei , not have all things which he may
think 'would be for his good, but he shall
have All things which' God thinks will be
for his e good. He shall- have all that in
finite tenderness,, guided by infinite wis
dom, - shall see fit to bestow. And what
would he have more !
Hence Christians are not to be careful
and troubled about their spiritual or tem
poral, wants. God, will supply them all, if
we put our , trust in him.. He that sparad
not his own Son, but freely gava - lim up for
Us all, how'shall lienot with him also freely
give us all things . • •
' aJR.' .n.INNEY :—I stated in= my last
that in reference to education in the West,
it,•was manifestly the : duty, of Old 'School
Vre„sbyteri,ans, .Ist,,to endow, and that suffi
ciently, those Institutions *nett we hive,
and whichare located; and
2d, To establish' others where without, ques
tion in ten years they will be needed, and ,
where, if we do not enter , the , field we mill
find ourselves, : as heretofore,far, outstripped
by our more enterprising,neighbors.
Ts the first of these propositions reed
eablel That it ii - desirablel will not puttee
to: discuss; as , every intelligent friend. of _our
Church who 'knows anything, of, our con
dition in this respect, feels, i that,it is very,
deinrable. Its, practicability Must be ad
mitted, if we consider what in a previous
letter was stated; ' - that other and
weaker denominations,, had in this field
well endowed institutions. Is it asked how
this, endowment may be raised ? I answer,
even as those denomina*na . .effected
wcirk,:bYearneitly PriSenting the cause of
Western. education 'to friends of
Ohuichin the East; where ffundS , are. more
abundant that here. Among ,our Oengerf
gational friends, a scheme has been rn.
operation WhiCh has eventuated in great
good ; A Society was formed, 'whose sole
duty it was to raise funds for educational
purposes, which funds were to be expended
upon this Western field, under certain regu
lations, ncorporated in . the constitution of
the Society. I would not propose such a
plan, as we have an efficient Board of Edu
cation, capable, if the funds are furnished,
of doing the work of'distribution ;: but I
wbuld recommend separate appropriations,
and more sy,steniatie, efferts in:behalf 9f our
schools aud i colieges. -Let the friends of our'
Church' take into. 'their coneideration our
weak`various nstititions ; let theni dedide
as- to the wants` cif ertett; andAet conditional . .
offers ;of' aid be made of .suchia , charactetas •
to stimplate;the friendaef the scheol, Avon'
the field to enter t more heertily upon the
TO'inake my -plan; Mere' clear the;
reader; leas take; iflbildpleaCe; Carroll i
College, 'in Wisemain. That: our ;Church,'
and that the . State. needs such: an Institu
none can'doubt. To place that Insti
tution upon a proper foundatioe ' it needs at
least art endowment of' $100,000: `Let
wealthy friends be` iriformed of these facts;
let them assure
,themselves- of them; then,
let ,a proposition be ,mad'e to raise, in, ten,
years, the above amount, one half among,
the friends of our Church in the East, and'
one half upon the field, within the bounds
of the Synod of Wisconsin ; and let the
payment of the former be upon, the. condi
tion that the latter is raised. • If an annual
fund of $5,000 be raised in Wisconsin, let
the friends each pledge themselves that' a
like amount will be annually paid• by them;"
she good work to continue until the whole
be raised. And are there not in some one
of our Eastern cities, one hundred wealthy
men, who, for the sake of building up an
Institution of learning• which would , be •a
blessing throughout all time, would be will
ing to contribute fifty dollars a year each,
for ten years,? 02 two hundred, ,who would
each give twenty-five dollars annually, for
suck a plirpose ? In one single church of
the Baptist denomination, there has been
subscribed, for the establishment of a West
ern'-University, within the year, 1856,
$lOO,OOO, to be paid in installments run-.
ning through a series of years: Time can
be given for the payment of the endowment
for these Institutions,. as they de not now
need the whole amount which should be
pledged to them. The object of asking the
pledge is, to furnish assurance of their ulti
mate 'endowment, and thus strengthen the
hands of those laboring
. in their behalf
upon the field. Suppose an offer could be
secured in favor of Carroll Collegs of $50,-
000, from the city of Philadelphia, to be
furnished in annual payments of $5,000
each, provided a like amount could be se
cured within the State of Wisconsin; with
what claims and confidence could, the friends
of the Institution labor in the home field.
In addition to, the, scarcity of funds, they
now_meet_mitli discouragement from the
fact that Uncertainty and doubt as to the
final success of the enterprise, hang over it.
And thus it is in reference to all our In
do not:wish your readers to understand
that I ant issuing a special plea for any one
Institution;'for the friends of Carroll know
not that. I write; but 1 am pleading for the
general cause, and but mention that College
by way of illustration.
And now, could not an ample endowment
I be obtained, if the proper effort were made,
for each' of 'our weak existing Institutions ?
Could not some plan be adopted by which
1 our excellent Secretary of the Board of
Education could be
,possessed of all the in
formation necessary to assure friends East
that their efforts in our behalf would not
be in vain. , It does seem to me that
an object so desirable is practieable.
Wisconsin , needs an amply endowed In
• stitution ; Illinois, needs one ; • lowa needs
one. Could not $56,000 be obtained for
one Of these in Philadelphia, and $lOO,OOO
for two others in New`York, to be paid in
annual installments running through a se
ries of five or ten years, conditional upon
the payment of a like amount, at simulta,-
neous, times,, ,to be raised upon the field ?
But I must resume this subject in another
In reference to our North-Western Theo
logical Senlinary, there seems, to.be,a little
cloud forming which I sincerely 'trust may
be dispelled without prodicing serious re
sults. At the time the constitution for the
Seminary was under .discussion before the
Synods of Chicago. and. lowa, resolutions
were introduced in each body, instructing
directors from those Synods to invite the
Synod of Missouri to co-operate, When
the Matter, was under discussion before the
first named Synod, Dr. Stephenson stated,
distinctly that Missouri had virtually dropped
its, connexion ; with New Albany, and herice
it did not become the friends of the Semi
nary to make• overtures to there. This
position is now positively denied by the
Synod of 'Missouri; and 'those friends in
lowa and Illinois who•wonld wish their co
operation, feel, that a full, and free explana
nation 'should be given. If the fallowing
statement in the St. Louis Presbyeeiian of
the Bth, be correct;an explanation is called
for. It says : •
"BY a solemn compact, the Synod of
Missouri was united with several, other
Synods in the control of New Albany Semi
nary. The churches within its liounda, in
consequence of its relation to the' Seminary,
had contributed more largely to its funds
than any other, except that of, Indiana, and
that of Cincinnati ;
,and even now, the.
Board of Directors are seeking to secure a
bequest of $5,000, left by a member of 'ollo'
of' our churches. When it was, proposed to
transfer the Seminary to the General Assem
bly, the -Board of Directors sent the, propo
sition to the Synod of Missouri, for its, ap
probation, - thus' acknowledging its equal'
right with 'the other Synods, to a voice'in'
any disposition of it. After the founding
of :the, Danville Seminary, the Synod, by, a,
direct vote, refused to dissolve its ,connexion,
with the , Seminary, and appointed a com
mittee to inquire into the state of its funds.'
One `or niore; letters were received by Omar&
the.Professors,•but, as we are informed, were
not •laid, before the Brsard r nor answered..
The -committee was continued,and is now in
existruce. The Syne#,. thereftwe,rhas eon
tinnsd `to clalin its right 19:it Share in the
coatrol'nf , thatdi &VI I . t o th e ; D i on th
&dabber last,f.the gynotritrelations tor. thri
Sen4ntßY stentimiofl ungbUtaged- J 30.1 7 1974
we, are, niformid,that relation has t l4,9li,
•solvna - ; tharlglits of' tliPSYnoehave been
annulled ; and it has been g left in kind
Philadelphia, 27 South Tenth Street, below Chestnut
By Nail, or at the Ofilee, $1.50 per Year, / &E ...a 1°
Delivered in the City , 1 75 -41
terms,' to ..other parties to say, whether it
shall hereafter be admitted aswpartner is
Thes fin. the PeesAyt . crjo. Mr.
Editor, here is a direct issue. The. Synods
of lowan and Chicago 'would? no 7doubti have
instructed their delegaterrufkiri the Board of
,Directors to invite Missouri as the other
Synods had been invited,, , to o'co-cperatien,
if theyhad not understood; from DifSaPlien-
Bon; thit Misieuri• liack-wittrarwarnr.q-Since
these-; statements , have been urade brAtis
opuxi,Thaxty in ; owa and Blineisfeel that an
exPlanation absolutely demanded: Let.
'us have the'tintli that in the'establiihmerit
of such an enterprise there Maybe - no ()hate-
eleuto interfere with :its - ultimate Success.
A recent letter from ! o most, worthy,brother
from Iowa ! a leading member, B 6 Synod,
reveals the fact,._ that - inO,ter,, with
others, unless explainer nay 'dampen the
ardor of of the biheriVise meit active
and efficient friends of the Seminary. I
trust this cloud may be dispelled.
We learn by private letters, of, some con
siderable interest upon the subject of reli
gion, in the churches of Bloomington, Ill.;
among which, the church of brother Ewing
has.indications of-a refreshing ehower. The
church under the pastoral carts of Rev. Dr
Phelps, of Dubuque, is also called upon to
praise the Lord for some, manifestations of
his favor. IClay the work - deepeii and widen,
until many shall rejoice in the salvation of
A most pleisant and'gratefut expression
of love and appreciation' was' made by the
Old School Presbyterian church of Daven
port, in behalf of their. pastor, Rev. J. D.
Mason by recently presenting him with a
purse of two hitndreil dollars. as New
Year's gift. How many hearts were made
glad by such tokens of regard fromthe peo
ple of their charge, upon January. i5t,1.857?
This church also gave, recently, to the Bible
Cause, one hundred dollars, at one contribu
tion. Verily, a CalviLiistic faith does not
seem to interfere with good works. So far
from it r that we belieVe they go hand in
hand together. Yours, &e.,.
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THE Christian's fellowship with God, is
rather a habit than a rapture.
FUTITRITY.-It has been beautifully said,
that " the veil which covers the fac t e of fu
turity is woven by the hand of mercy."
A SMART lirr.—A prosy orator reproved
Lord North for going to sleep during one
of his speeches. " Pooh,• pooh !" said the
drowsy Premier, " the physician should never
quarrel with the.,, effect :of his -own
NATURE'S 'FASHION. —There is ,one'
fashion that never changes. The sparkling
eye,'the cballip, the rose,,leaf blushing on
the cheek:, "the elastic step, are skiffs in
fashion. Health—rosy, bounding, gladsome
health—is- never out of •fashion; what
pilgrimages, are made, what prayers are
uttered for its possession ! Failing in the,
pursuit, what treasures are lavished in con
cealing its loss or counterfeiting its charms !
How To BE BEAUTLFw...-If man, or
woman either; wish to realize the full power
of personal beauty, it must be by cherishing
noble actions and purp6ses—by having some
thing-to do, and so*ething to live - for which
is worthy of humanity,:, and which,, by ex
panding the capacitiesurihe soul, gives ex
parision and symmetry to the body which
contains it. —Professor Upkam.
The following words were written by Sir
William Jones on the blank leaf of his Bi
ble :- 44 I have carefully and regularly pri
rused the Holy Scriptures, and am of opin
ion, that the , volume, inclopenclently of its
Divine origin, contains more Sublimity, pu're,
morality, more important hiatOry, and finer
strains of eloquence, (than can be collected
from all other books, in whatever language
they may haye been written."
Like snow that falls where waters glide',
Earth's pleasures melt away;.
They rest on time's resistless tide,
And odd axe, while they stay.
But joys that from religion flow,
• Like stars thaigild the night,
Amid the darkest gloom of we,
Shine forth with sweetest light.
Religion's ray no clouds obscure,
But o'er the Christian's soul
It sheds a radiance calm' and, pure,
Though tempests:roundiiim roll,
His heartanay break 'neath sorrow's stroke,
But to its latest thrill,
Like diamonds shining when they're broke,
That ray will light it still.
ADVICE TO YOUNG WIVES.—Let me
especially recommend to a young wife a
considerate attention to whatever her hus
band will require Olen he comes' hothe,
foi.e he 061121313 home, in order that, on his
return; she may have nothing to do but to
sharer in the comfort ~ and enjoyment for
which she has provided, and may, not be run
ning about after his usual and reasonable
requirements, exposed.to his reproaches for
her negligence, 'and to those of her own
conscience, if she as any.—Home 'Truths
for Home Peace.
WELSH ADVIOE.—The following counsel
given by, ljativy the Wise to Taliessin, the
chief of, bards when he was a scholar has
in : it sufficient practical wisdom to claim a
place in our pages. Cativy was the princi
pal of a college in South Wales, that flour
ished about the fifth century.
Think before thou speakest.
What thou shalt speak.
2: Why thoulshalt.speak•
3. To whont , thou mayest have to speak.
4. About whoin thou art going to speak.
What Will become of what thoupayest
6. What may be , the benefit of what thou
7, `=Who ' may , be listeaiag -yhat thou
,on thy fingein, apsl , before
thowspeakestaturn them these, , seven ways,
comb flirty;-harm :from
4ffittithoiiiiiiiiitqaY: • atify; 'Witte d‘-
livered this to Taliessinewayi