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"The Christian in Death•"
What is it for a saint to die,
That we the thought should fear?
'T is but to pass the heavenly sky,
And leave pollution here.
True, Jordan's stream is wondrous deep,
And Canaan's walls aro high
But he that guards us while we sleep,
Will guide us when we die.
A,parting world, a gaping torah,
• Corruption and diseas6,
Are thorny paths tti heaven, mil; home;
And doors to endless bliss!.
Eternal glory just before,
And Jesus waiting there;
A heavenly gale to waft us o'er,
What have the saints to fear ?
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Notes, CRITICAL AN]) PRACTICAL, ON THE 'Book.
OF MEMBERS ; Designed as a General help, to
Biblical Reading and instruction. • By George
,Bush, late Prot of Hebrew and Oriental Liter
ature iri ~ NeW- York , City University: :New.
York : raison Phinneg, 321 Broadway. Chi
cago : a Griggs i t Co. Pittsburgh : S.
Years ago Prof. Bush became well known
throughout the country by his " Notes" on some'
of the earlier books of the Bible, and ever since'
they have had a wide clictilation. His adoption
of the errors and vagaries of Swedenborg, tnrued
him aside for a time from the studies of his more
youthful days, and nothing more was expected
from him. by the public, in Scriptural investiga
tion and elucidation. But the'appearance of the
present volume assures us that such labors have
not been altogether' intermitted. , The "Notes"
on Numbers are on the same plan as the volumes
heretiofore published on other boob; 'of the Old
Testament by the same author; and as far as we
have been able to discover, according to the same
theological views. Indeed it has ademed to us
that the author, aware that his present position
might awaken distrust as to the reliability of his
interpretations of the written Word, has in this
volume exhibited more care than in-some of the
others, in reference• to controverted, points and
his own idiosyncrasies. So that these notes will
form a valuable addition to those already issued.
And taken altogether, notwithstanding occasion
r and defects, l nothing has been published
in this country on the first books of the Bible, .to
be at all compared to the " Notes" of Professor
Bush, in the way of 'usefulness to the preacher,
die Sabbath School. teacher, and the intelligent
reader. So muciiinnbeenwritten on the Proph
ecies, the Gospels, aridlhe Epistles, that we are
liable to forget the importance of the books of
Moses, and other historical parts of the Old Tes
tament, and'the interest that should be attached
fax itt afalato.
Her Price Above Rubies.
At the junction of two railroads, a village
grew up like Jonah's gourd. But amid.the
din of worldly .enterprise, no provision had
been made for the institutions of the Gospel.
3To sanctuary arose amid the numerous
dwellings—no preacher was employed. ' The
was attractive in outward thrift, but'
neglecting the "one thing needful," with its
growth grew the elements of its decay. It
becamd the, nucleus for the immorality of
adj acen t towns-the Sabbath resort for those
who liked to spend the day in amusement.
But there was one exemplary Christian
family—a husband and wife. They wit
nessed with deep concern the increasing de
what restraint could
gradation of morals, brit
they impose—what refortnstion achieve
The husband became at length, Weary, and
began to conform to the social' influence
which exerted its insidious pOwer..: But the
wife and mother remained str,ong.in the
faith; and now alarmed for her: own family,
she was the more diligent in well-doing. r She
visited 'the sick, oiroulated tracts, conv,ersed
reasoned with men, on the
importance of the Gospel, She employed
all suitable means to reform
_thee Morals of
the 'people; and to'elitablitilf', pie . means of
salvation. Though she saw; no immediate'
results of her labor, yet she had.unwavring
confidence in God that her work should not
be in vain.
But her health failed and she was called
.to die witheet, seeing the “things hoped for.'
When near her departure, she called her
husband to the bedside, and bound him by
a solemn promise, to devote his time, talents
and property to the work which she must
leave undone. A vow so imposed and ac
cepted, the Christian husband could not
forget. He went forth to its ,fulfillment,
and his sorrow became a sanctified joy. Nor
did he labor in vain, and spend his strength
for nought. Prayer had been answered—
the seed. "sown in tears" had taken root,
and abundant was the harvest. The sanc
tuary of God ere long sent up its gilded
spire, ; and the bell announced the consecra
tion of the Sabbath:
That village now is exemplary in piety and
active benevolence. The traniformation
. its forme; state is upon `every tongue.
The chief instrument of theinnovation, the
Deborah, did not witness the great joy, but
she rejoiced in . heaven. Sweet is-"heir rest
in the se.pulehre. Had she lived it might
have been said,
All tongues speak of her, and the bleared sights
Are spectacled to see her.
ge r name shall be in everlasting, remem
hranee. She has turned many to rightetM
ness, and gene .to shine . as the stars foievei•
and evek ' '
. • STRAMSRIP"BLAOR WARRIOR
Gulf of Mexico, stay 14, . 1858.
.0n the morning of the bat., we
.embark.ed on this , noted steamer for' New
York, via Cuba., It is one of two refular
packets,under the control of .the, New York,
Havana, and New Orleans Steamship Com
pany. The, other is called the Cahctiv6a.
`Both belong to gentlainen in Mohile, and
are named after two rivers in the State of
Alabama. • •
We have on board over, one hundred pas
sengers, nine hundred tons_ of freight, and
coal for . the' trip. Of coal, we consume
about forty tons daily. Thus far our voy
ai,e has been exceedingly pleasant As for
myself„ at first I felt somewhat lonely, not
'knowing the name of a single 'passenger.
liovi different this from that' vermemorable
trip down the KisiisSikii; on the . City of
Alempkis, with so ma,riy dear, Christian
friends I I was not long, however,' in 'Mak
ing the'acquaintance of "many'; and now •I
'can call most'oit board 'by name as I meet
them on deck. Humanity stiffretaing Much
of the simnel 'element;• were it destitute of
this, it would , not only be flatly cynical, but
-.utterly-contemptible.'The most' rustic: of
mortals , arn often sympathetic, and there are
circumstances. that , beat sociability .among
the most-reserved of men.
The semis on deck and. on shore as we ; were
about to leave the wharf at New Orleans,
was truly exciting. Parting friends weep
ing ;- passengers pushing, : crowding, talking;
Captain, commanding.; sailors obeying ; flags
flying—all seeme&to be, busy but myself.
, Alone took a seat upon a capstan and re
garded all with interest. in the midst of
this Babel of '
confusion, the ,elock 'strikes
eight ; -the bell is rung, the engine Moves,
the cables are hauled in, a salute is 'fired,
and off we go, again on the, bosom of this
Mighty river. On both sides, formany
miles, the same Eden aspect, of hind ap
pears as seen above the city. What'cin be
more lovely than these extensive caneflelds
Emir after hour did "We gaze upon them
from - the deck, With the highest admiration.
We had the Use of the Captain's glass.
The cane grows in rows similar tcr corn'; the
stocks are now about three feet' high.
Each plantation is so laid out as to have
frontag,e on the river; like lots in cities,
they are narrow, but' extend in length a
great-distance. Some run back more than
three Miles. The cane rows in these 'are
long and;. traight. Fences area few, but,
houses are many, and all are very fine.
This is true not only of the..royal yesidsnces'
of the . proprietors, but of the. factorplike,
Dane-mill buildings and negro quarters also.
With glass in hand we got a goad view of
these, and they, invariably appeared neat,
clean, and costly. Slaves in the fields
seemed to work slew. As, our steamer
passed, they always set down their bOes and
rested, their hands and chins on:the" top of
the handles,„regarding us apparently, with
wonder. We noticed overseers near: They,
too, would, stand and look. No one seemed
in a linrry =se , or at all fiisposeiito
hurry any one. Of ” whiPs," - and "thongs,'
and "umbrellas," we •saw none.
The awful effects of the Bell crevasse
were, often visible en,„ the, right.
plantatiOns, hOuses, •brange-4rrove,-' Mad all,
were totally submerged ! - We got a distant
glimpse, of the battle-ground, onthe left,
where Jackson imMortalized himself in the
year-1815. We also were'able to make out
the shore of Lake Borgne,: to the Ehitward.
Here the river makes one of its character
istic curves. one This ,
the Most reinarka
ble we have seen. We ran a circuit of
thirty miles, and Wept but one-third that, dist
ance gulf-ward. Doming 'gird We - rad a
fine'race With the: steamer Texas. Both
vessels seemed to labor hard; both steamed
along majestically. The water foamed under
the - heavy strokes. Of their water2wheefa,, l and
they sent : angry waves from each side to
lash the distant shore. The Rack *arrior
finally gains . the fractien'of a knot k an hdur.
We cross the :Bar first' by the South West
Pass,andsoen the Texas is seen no . more.
=She trimmed} for Galveston ; we for - Havana.
On our trip down, we passed, many fine
sail vessels in tow, and upwards bound.
One little steam tug had a brig and Schooner
in tow. The difference betweenthese ves
sels is, a brig has square-rigged sail : yards •
a schooner has-not ; both are Anuble-Masted:
and much in nse. A ship has three masts,
called by seamen the fore,inarn '
These` particulars.' we learned from .:an old
sea captain, who is aboard as a passenger.
Of " Captains," we are well supplied; hav
ing not less than three with us. These are
Captains SMith, F McConnell, and. Slater.
The first is `cOmmander: of our; ship; is a
handsome, intelligent, wide-a-walie, social
Ne* Yorker. The second is Master of a
sait Vessel, now in the-port of New,Otleans ;
is a jolly, kind-hearted son of 'Erin', and on
his way to the old country, on some mission
Oriinportance. The other is my room=mate;
a regular " old - salt " from the cold climes
of Maine; has not been home far three
pears;'has seen much of the world;- un
derstands human nature;is a brave 'noble
minded, ` well-infermed, cleier follow; and
were it not'for the use he makes 'of certain
laarri words, would be one of the most cora
,panioneble of Yankees. As it is, we love
him much ; finding,in hint a storehouse of
inforriation tonehing marine matters. He
talks thilingnage of the, sailor, and tells a
story'Well. Many an hour, is whiled away
in hearing him narrate . some of hie-personal
adventures at seaj . :Pdoifellow, has seen
some hard service oon' the -great deep. He
is tanned by sea and sun, -a,nut-brown hue,
and looks as hardy - as the' pine limits of his
native land. Bitt let us return to, the river.
y,rr Reseed .1 0q4 ; 0 . 1 St. Phillip and Jackson;
amp, distance - below 14 city.Th4' fulmar
~Jeft, and, the : latter latter the right
hand shore. In sickly ie`asons,`„ `quarantine
regilatidas are enforce& here. Eastward,
The• tack' Bay,), the.: , Clnif is
The asinine a wild
THE PRESBYTERIAN BANNER AND CA R.
olate appearance. No trees;,,few shrubs;
no houses; lonely, dreary, dismal! Even
the rapid current of the river is checked as
we near the sea; so that'this monster stream
that for thoueands of miles has rolled on
ward in his own broad channel, controlling,
with imperial independence, the flow of
three-fourths of the rivers of the Western
Continent, has met at last his master in this
deep, blue ocean, where his name, and pow
er, and overflowing fury, will be sunk and
lost, forever Fit symbol this of Eternity
engulfing the angryfloods of human passion
that too often flush the stream of life.
When we entered, the Gulf there was no
wind, not even a breeze to ripple the water
, or fill the sails. With steam alone we made
twelve knots an hour. Soon we are out of
sight of land. With glass 1 watched it till
it faded aWaY, like a blue mist, from view.
Nothing•ceuld then be seen -shut Sky 'and
sea, excepting here and thete e becalmed
ship in the distance, resting on the water es
lightly as a sleeping swan. Far, far to the
Seuthwaid- -there was one, the white sails
only !of which "were visible; appearing no
larger thsn seagull's wings- ,The'scene to
me wag both novel 'and , iinposing. Our's
was the condition of Virgil's - hero; so fat as
" Ceetscrn undigue,"et undigue pontus" de
scribes it. As, for " wind and wave," we
had:mane. The deep, wah'ivitiOnt-a '
'and the' heavens without, a. The 'sun
set gloriously, twilight lingered long
the West, hell, darkness
,erept on, with, a
andsolemn majesty, deeply impressive
duriOithis first night at sea. '
Our Captaini,all said theyhad not seen so
loveiy a night for many years. The ship
ran as smoothly as if had been a huge
Sleigh gliding over a lake of Unbroken'ice.
The foam in the wake seemed a river of
milk, `or. rather a " Milky way" in the re
fleeted heavens beneath'Us. As all were
:tegarditig,'this with profound admiration; we
Were`.borne 'into What ':called a field of
phospWireseenee - 1 'The scene thou became
iadeseribibly exciting. The slightest touch
of, the water • gave' forth` flaniee! The mo
tion of-the ship made the gulf at times seem
a filed of fire.,
~,Streaki of zigzag lightning
Played around us in • the, most wendetful
manner imaginable:, ! buoket• of sea-water
cast from the deck flashed like burning gas,
in, it, passed - through the air 1- All around,
Aenimyriads of diamonds -seemed to sparkle
'with a histre exquisitely beautiful: Numer
ous transparent blocks of silver, floated about
, us, emitting :scintillations of lightin kind of
jets; the grandeur of which I, have no words
to express.,';: But te intensify our admiration
of this singular phenemenon, two large por
poises came and swam for miles . before the
ship's prow,-eperting in the •fiery foam made
there by the breaking of the sea. They
soon, assumed a luminous appearance, as, if
earved,from, the whitest marble, or fotmed
.from condensed moonlight ,1 And oh ! 28
`they an djump snort, they appear to explode
into, minima of silvery , drops, clear and,pure
eil.Melted star; then falling into the water.,
soon are seen the sea-hog shapes again,,
- which; in'anroment, leap and snort, and ex
plode, as Were.- Then off they went in
'tangents, each- `-leaving 'in its rear a' fiery
trail similar to a comet; and soon we Saw
them , no more:' ' '
Biatl weary the reader-in attempting to
deseribe what is; • indeed, - indescribable.
Never , ,before did my eyes rest On a scene
where beauty, mystery, sublimity and glory,
combined, in. forming:: ;panorama so exeit
inglymagnificent. , For nine; years, our Cap
tains said, they had not , seen it- equalled,
and never .surpassed. Appearances of this
kind, they said, were 001PM0n on the sea.,
but eeldom to, this degree. The real cause
tof. such, phenomenon, is unknown. Some
give it a phosphoric :others an atmospheric
and others en insectile origin. .its philoso
phy is yet a mystery. But this will not
prevent all who, see it from, pronouneing it
one, of the Most beautiful, grand,
sights they ever' saw. "A11.4h0 have
seen it once, will wish to see it again. In
truth I can say,-that some watched it , long
that night, and retired late withgratitude to
God; who had permitted' them to look upon
'these new Wonders of his, providence, and
calling to mind the words of the Psalmbit,
" They that go down to the sea in shins,
they see the works of the' Lord in'hiS" won
ders in the deep 0 Lord, how manifold
are thy works rin wisdom bait thou made
'them all : (here is) this great and wide sea,
wherein are things creeping innunierable,
both small and great beasts. My Medita
tions of Hina'shallhe sweet; I will be ziad
in the Lard. Bless the lord, O'my soul !"
Thii is the third day of our voyage: We
have had some gales, but no storms, nor very
'rough sea. Those " winds that lift the
waves'" have sometimes blown'; ,our' ship
has' often seemed to mount to heaven and-go
down again to the deptlas, causing many of
usto tremblethrough Aar, and to " reel to
and:: fro and stagger" when attempting to
walk -the deck or cabin, "like a, drunken
man," and Ave are often, too, at our. " wit's
end," to:know what to do, Many, have
been,sea-sick, some have been sad, but
trust in Him who ",manages the seas " and
"rides upon the floods," to bring unto our
deiired'haven: "Oh that men would praise
the Lord"for his'goodness, and for his tom
derf2 . ll works to the 'Children of men l"
We breakfast'atl'o ,
clock, 'dine at I, sup'
at, 6, and lunch when* and , as often as'we
feel like it, which„with the sea.siek, brsel
dom.- A day' at sea is twenty-four. hours.
This is divided into six watches. These, is
they pass, are marked every; half-hour by
" bells." If in the morning you should hear
six taps on the bell, you inight knowit was
7 o'clock; , for, divide six by two-three
hours,--or , threehours past ,4,0 clock,.when
the watch-that came , on at midnight endedl
One-half the bells is equal to, the nnmber
of hours from .12, ; 4, 8 o'.eloolr, as the
ease may be. This is , soon learned, and well
To-day we have a fine wind.
hoisted the main sail. On we • go, 'thirteen
knots; steam, within and wind witNint*ite
power . " Our latitude is 25° and some min
utes. No, bad luck, and, we will reach `the
harbor of Havana, 'on` the
. Island' cuba,
beforp . morning. We will cross the Triipie
of Cancer about midnight. As it is` an
4 imaginaiY line," I will not stay up to see
it, but go below and turn , in, to dream of
Cuban scenes to be looked on tct=morio*.
Trus world ,is a serious world, and Litt
man life: and business are also serious mat
ters—not to be trifled with nor treatedrp
sham and hypocrisies, but to be dealt with
in all truth, soberness and sincerity. No
one can thus, deal with it who is not hiln
self possessed of these qualitieS, and the re
sult of a life,is the test or what virtue tiMre
is in it False men leaye no mark. It' is
truth alone whichdoes the Masonry of the
founds empires and builds
.citiefi, and "estahlisfies laws,'conimerce and
LET every young person,. bear in mind
that the government of the passions is,' of idl
thing's, the most 'condidive happintss
and proaiekitjr: 'Beim - fairer' that fools siar
show their' to rule—shffer ;mush
iStheithan. fight: 1 ,
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Letters to a Friend on the Doctrines and
Duties of the Bible
Being confident of this fiery thing, that He which
hath begun a good work in you, will perform
it until the day of Jeans Christ.—Pam. : 6.
Mt DEAR Farm]) :—Having finished
what .1 wished to say of regeneration and
its evidences, justification ' and adoption, I
shall now proceed to drawthese letters to a
close. This and two more will end the series,
as in these give a sort of commentary
on several answers in our Shorter Catechism,
as well as on a passage or two of Scripture.
In Phil. i : 6, Paul says, Being confident of
this very thing, that He which hath begun
a good Iv:Carlin you, will perforriiit until the
day'of Jeans Christ; or, as it is in the mar
gin, will finish it.—See Daille Philip
pians, published by the'Presbyterian Board.
Here are several things to be noted and re
First, Paul's confidence ; being confident
of` this'very thing. It was not confidence
in the Philippians. He thought well of
them, as we' see in the nest verse , and he
had confidence in them as Christians, and
hence he thanked God for them, as in verses
3-7 : I thank my God' upon every remem
brance of you; alwayi
,in every prayer of
Mine'for .you; making request with joy,
for your fellowship in the Gospel from the
'first day until now. But, his confidence in
thent; and his' thankfulneis for them, were
based upon his confidence in God. ',Because
God had begun a geed work in, them, he
was confident:he would perfect it, 28' he says,
Being confident Of this very thing, that he
which hath 'begun a good Work in you, will
perform it 'until - the day of Jesus Christ
perfect it—ftnish it. —Phil: i:
:Says Daillie, =« God does not save hie own
by hillves.”—Daille .on Phil. i : 6.
Hence, here is the good work begun, the
work of grace or"salvatiOn. This is a. good
Work and a great work. Before it there is
no goodness in us; before it we are dead in
sin; grace quickens' us and' makes us alive.
—Eph. Regeneration .14 the be
ginning of the Chrititian life; it is the be
ginning of ,sanctification; and where this is
legun, it shall be completed. The hegin
ning of the good. work is regeneration; and
this is a good work not only because it
makes the bad good and sinners saints, but
because, it is, the‘beginning of eternal life.
The good work begun is the work of God's
blessed Spirit; " the work or design 'of
, 'Heppe, here is .the Author of this good
Work. It'is all of grace—all of God—and
not of ua. God, Jehovah, hatlinbegun
it. We do not begin with God ; he begins
with us, or we should never seek him.
He prevents us. with his"graee, precedes
us, goes before us, begins with us;
he draws us, and then we run after him.
He renews us by . his Spirit, and thus
begins in us the good work of sanctification.
Paul "attributes all the work of Salvation
to God." 7 —See Daillie on Philippians.
And here is the completing of this work:
he who has_ began it will perform'it ; he
'will perfect it; he will'finish iL It begins
here; it ends in heaven, where. Jesui Chriet
comes to judge the world and receive his
people to his - Father's house. That is the
day of Jesus Christ, so 'often spoken of •in
the Se4tures—the day of complete and
perfect redemption, when soul and body are
glorified together, and when Jesus Christ
shall wine: to- judge the world, and to' be
glorifiedin his saints, and to be admired in
all them that.believe in that day.-2. Thess.
i : 6-10. That day crowns with glory the
work of grace begun here; for all the bless
ings of salvation; are inseparably connected.
.They begin=flowin,d from the , Divine pur
pose, (Rom. viii : 28-39,)=--they begin in
,regeneration; -they end in glorifieatien.,;,,for,
""Grace will complete what grace begins,'
To aave.froni sorrows and from sins."
Where there is grace now, there shall be
glory hereafter. The good work begun
shall, be a., finished work, when the head
stone is brought forthwith shoutings, Grace,.
grace Unto it.--Zech. iv : 7 ; Hodge on
Boni. viii : 28-30; Piffle on Phil. i : 6.
In the words of Scott, Paul was " confident
,that he, even God the SPirit, iho hid be
gun the good work of sanctification in their
souls, 'would carry it on, and perform it, till
the perfection of theirtedertiption in body
and soul, - at the day cf 'Christ "—the judg
ment day.—See Scott's Commentary.
'Herice,the doctrine'liere taught is this:
All the blessings Of salvation are connected;
, and Where a work of grace is begun, it Shall
be carried on and completed; or, in other
words, the application of redemption by the'
Spirit of God secures tows all its benefits,
here and hereafter; in this life, at death,
, and at ,the ,re,surrection. This it shall be my
present aim, in these concluding letters, to
explain, eoxiirm, and illustrate • and in so
doing, I shall follow the'`order of our " ex
cellent=Catechismn" Being confident of this
very thing—not having the least doubt of
it—that he which hath,begun a good work
in you, will perform' it until the day of Jesus
Christ.—Phil. i : 6, 7. " The blessings of
grace are never separated from each other.
Aleetion, calling; justification; and - salvation
are indissolubly united.; and, therefore, he
Who' has.clear evidence of his being called
—[converted]—has the same evidence of
his election andlnal salvation."—See Hodge
on Rem: viii ':"29, 30..
= The answer .to the twenty.ninth question
of the Shorter Catechism is this: "-We are ,
made partakers. of the'redemption purchased
by Christ, by the effectual application of it ,
to its` by his:Holy , To the 34th
question : "The Spirit applieth to us the
redeifiption,,pluchasedly Christ, by work
ing faith in es, and thereby uniting us to
Christ in ,_our effectual calling." To the
31.8 t "Effectual'; calling is the work of
'God's Spirit, Whereby,• convincing us' of our'
sin - and misery, enlightening' 'our minds in
Ilieklibliledgeni thrift'," and '7renewing our
wills, he doth persuade and enable us to
embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in
the Gospel." Then comes the 32d: " They
that are effectually called, do in this life
partake of 'justification, adoption, and sane
elution, and the several: benefita which in
'this life - do either accompany or flow from
'them:" `Then' follows `the 33d : "Justifi
cation is: an apt of God's free grace, where
•in he pardoneth all our eins,,and -aceepteth
us as 'righteous in .hi's sight, only for the
righteommess of Christ, imputed to us, and
reeeiverl r by faith alone." And the 3411:
" Adoption •is an act of God's • free grace,
whereby we are received into the number,
-and `have alight to all the privileges: of the
'sons of God."--Short. - Cat4 Ques. 29-34.
These benefits are all connected.with ef
fectual calling and with each other. Unsti
ficatton and adoption haie been considered,
arid' nettling more need be 'said on 'them
hee. 'Another benefit connected with re-
generation or effectual calling,lir sandifica
tier' ; thicislhe 36th question of , the Short
er Catechism is answered : "Sanctification
is, the work ,of' God's free grace , whereby
we are renewed in the whole man after the
image of God, arid are, enabled more. and
more to die unto sin, and live unto right=
:ebusness..l! This is just the idea expressed.
6—Being confident of
rd:lig/very Ihing,,that , :he which hath begun
a good work in you will perform it until the
day of Jesus Christ. He who has begun
the work of grace, and renewed us in the
whole man after the image of God, will
carry on the work to its completion ; he will
finish it; and enable us " more and more to
die unto sin and live unto righteousness;"
for all the blessings of salvation are con
nected; they are all Rains of one chain ;
and hence the application of redemption by
the Spirit of God—as it is the execution of
God's purpose of grace and mercy—secures
to us all its benefits here and hereafter, in
this life and in the life to come. Among these
benefits is sanctification ; and to this we
may now give a few moment's attention,
and devote to it the remainder of this letter
Sanctification, what is it ? its nature ? the
Agent? and the TIM* ?. On each of these
points a few' words may be said.'
-As to its nature, sanctification is the work
of God;..or, as the. Catechism says, "the
work of God's free grace."—Short. Cat.,
Ques. 35. He begins- it, and he carries it
on ; the good work -is his work, though we
are active in the promotion and progress of
it. It- begins in regeneration;`the new
birth is the beginning of our sanctification.
That:is the infnsion of new life; that turns
us from sizinnto holiness, from Satan unto
•God. And this work is progressive. In
this it differs from both justification and
adoption: They are 'acts, done at, once;
sanctification is a work, not ordinarily done
in a minute;• it -begins in ,the new birth;
.but it is not complete till death comes.
Hence it is said, by it we are enabled
"more and more to die unto sin and live'
unto righteousness" And, here you see
two things are included in sanctification,
death and life; or, , as they are sometimes
expressed, mortification sand vivification, a
dying,unto sin and a living unto righteous
nesa.-1. Pet. : 21-25. Regeneration,
so to •speak, gives a death blow to the old
Man ; inflicts a' mortal wound upon him,
.so that although he still lives, his life is but
:a living death--a struggle for existence— r as
persistent as it • is hopeless. The old man
must die; so we are said to be dead indeed'
unto sin, but alive,unto God through Jesus
Christ our Lord. And how shall we, that
are dead to sin, live any longer thermal--
Rom vi : 1-23. And while regeneration
kills the old man, it also
,imparts new life;
itimplants a principle of righteousness, a
habit of grace and holiness, and , this will
strengthen and inereaSe,'lhrive, and grow,
become stronger and stronger, till, as new
creatures, we reach the stature of perfect
men and women in Christ - Jesus —Eph. iv
11-16. Thuti4e,live unto, righteousness;
Ave become day by day more .dead, to sin and
more alive to holiness., Though the old man
die and the outward man perish, yet, the in
ward man iscrenewed day by day.-2. Cor.
iv : 16. Yet there conflict between the
old man and the new, the remnants of- cor
ruption and the renewed,, ; nature, sin and
grace ; and this constitutes in part the
Christian warfare. The old man dies hard.
Yet we put him off and, put on the new.--
Eph. iv : 20•32. ,We resist sin; we strive
after holiness; and let we often ,find that
when we would do '' noted, evil ispresent With
us, and we say withPaul,' For I delight in
the law. of God after the inward ,man; but
I see another law in my menibers, warring
'against the law
,of 'my mind; and bringing
me into captivity to the law of Sin,`which'is
in my members. Oh, wretched Man that I
am who,shall denier me from the body of
this death'? 1 - thank God through Jesus
:Christ 'our' Lord.—Rom. vii : 7—='-25. And
read what he says of the conflict and the
armor in 2. Cor. x ; 3-5; and Eph. vi;
10-20. Put on the whole armor of Ged,
that ye may be able to 'stand against the
wiles of the devil. For 'we wrestle not
against flesh and-blood; but - against princi
palities, against powers, against, the rulers of
the 'darkiess , Oft this2viorld;~ against rspiritaal
wickedness in high plebes:: Wherefore take
untosou the whole ,armor ef God,,that ye
may be able to, withstand in the evil, day,
and having done all, to stand. Stand,
therefore, and neither faint nor flee, but
fight,! Snch is the nature of sanctification.
Now, the Agent in sanctification is, the
ly. Spirit As he is the Agent in regen
eration, so also is he in sanctification; for as
before stated, regeneration is but the begin
ning of the work of sanctification. Regen
eration is an act done at' once ; it is a quick.'
ening, a making alive; you hash he quick
eried.Eph. ii: Sanctification is a-pro
gressive Work of the Spirit. It is a life of
grace in the heart sustained by the Spirit'of
grace. To this end he dwells in our hearts
as a Spirit of holiness; and hence he is
called the Sanctifier and the Comforter. As
such he is promised, and sent, and abides
with us, the Agent• in sanctification.—John
xvi : 7-15.
The means in sanctification is the truth,
the Word of God. As we are begotten
again^ with the Word of truth, so are we
nourished and strengthened by it spiritually:
—James i : li3; promotes our spiritual
grewth; as mew-born .babeS, desire the
'sincere milk ,of the Word, that ye may
grow thereby.-1. Pet. ii : ,1--3. Hence
the Saviour prays, Sanctify them through
thy truth : thy Word is truth—John arvii :
17. ,Hence the importance of reading and
and` studying the Bible, and of hearing the
Gospel preached. The truth is the only
means of promoting holiness in the world,
and-in our own hearts; for the ordinances
are symbolical truths ; the whole truth in
cludes them. `We might as well expect to
live without food, as to expect to grow in
grace without the reading, and hearing, and
studying of God's Wore. It is, food and
drink- -for the soul. At first, we are but
babes in C'hriit; fed by this hea.venly man
na, we grow and-become men, and are strong
in the Lord-; for " the Spirit of God naaketh
the reading,. but especially the preaching of
the Word', an effectual means of convincing
and converting sinners, and of building them
up in holiness and comfort, through faith
•unto salvation:"—Short. Cat., Ques. 89.
Such are the means.
As to'the progressive nature of sanctifica
tion, it. may be observed, that although its
growth is not uniform, and grace in the
heart is subject to decays, and the renewed
may at times be overtaken by temptation,
and be overcome and fall into sin, yet they
shall be recovered, and the principle of
grace shall be more and more strengthened,
for the path of the just, is as the shining
light, that shineth more and more unto the
perfect day.—Prov. iv : 18. 'The righteous
also shall hold on his way, and he that Lath
clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
—Job xvii : 9. Hence we are.exhorted to
grow in grace;• and growth implies increase
and progress-2. Pet in 18. When per
fection is attained, there is no further room
for growth; but we are always to - grow, ever
to be reaching forth unto those things which
are before, pressing toward the mark for the
prize of our high calling of God in ehrist
Jesus running with patience the race'that
is set before us.-=-Phil. 12-16; Heb.
.xii: 1-3. AI thislnipfies progress. And
the kingdom:of God, , the reign of grace in
the heart, is like seed'cast into the ground;
there is first;the blade; then the ear, after
that, the full corn in the ear.—Mark :.
There ia an analogy 'says, Dr. Alexanderi
between natural and spiritual life. A• new-
born infant must be clothed; so are we
clothed with the righteousness of Christ.
The infant must have food; and so we need
spiritual food, and this is provided in the
Word of God and his ordinances; here is
milk for babes, and strong meat for full
grown men.—lieb. v : 12-14. The infant
needs pure air; and so we must be sur
rpunded by healthful influences, and these
we have in the Church of Christ. The child
needs exercise ; and so we must be exercised
in doing good ; we must work, and pray,
and give—be active in our Master's service;
and the reason why so many Christians are
weak and sickly, deformed and dwarfish, is,
that they do not exercise ; they do nothing
in the vineyard of Christ, they give noth
ing, and hence they have no enjoyment;
and if prayer is the Christian's vital breath,
it can scarcely be told whether they have
the breath of life in them ! They do so
little, and give so little, and pray so little,
that they are not only weak and sickly, but
almost dead ! It is high time for such to
awake out of sleep and take a little Christian
Pxereise • and let me entreat you never thus
to fall asleep. Keep awake, work and pry,
and give, and you will grow, and be happy
too, and useful I The way to be happy is to
do good; the way to grow is to be useful;
to advance, you must be active, living not
to yourself, but to God!
Again, tho child needs discipline; and so
do We, and this' is provided and secured to
us. Sleepy and unfaithful Christians, as
well as erring and imperfect Christians,
need chastisement; and chastisements are
covenant mercies, as you may see in Ps.
lxxxix: 20-37 : If his children forsake - my
law, and walk not in my judgments; if they
break my statutes, and keep not my `com
mandments; then will I visit their trans ..
greseion with the rod, and their inultuty
with stripes. Nevertheless , my. loving kind
ness will I not utterly take from him, nor
suffer my faithfulness to fail. My covenant
will I not break. Afflictions, then, are
bleesings in disguise. And tho Ugh for the
present they► are not joyous, but grievous,
nevertheless afterward, they yield the peace
able fruit of righteousness unto' them which
are exercised thereby. They are means of
discipline to promote our advancement in
xii : 5-14.
God, then, has provided for our growth
in grace, for our progressive sanctification.
He has furnished the means and command
ed us to use them;,and be instructs us to
resist sin and follow after holiness—to be
perfect as he is perfect, and holy as he is
holy: At this we are to aim, and so run
with patience the Christian race.—Matt. v:
48; lleb.'xii : 1-14 ; 1. Pet i : 14—16;
2. Pet: 6-8. For this is the will. of
God, even your sanctification.-1. These.
iv : 3. God hath from the beginning chosen
you to salvation through sanctification of the
Spirit and belief of the truth.-2. These."ii:
13. According as he hath chosen us in
him before the foundation of the world, that
we should be holy and wishout blame before
.n inb love : having predestinated us, unto
the adoption of children by Jesus Christ,
and predestinated us to be conformed to the
image of his Son---Eph. i: 4--6 ; Rom.
viii 29. See Fisher's Catechism, pub
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porr.amELPHIA'ROTTRIIIIRFIPING DRY GOODS STOW',
where may. be found, a large assortment of ait kilt&
Dry Goods; required in furnishing a house, thus sailpi
the trouble usually experienced in hunting such erno
in various places. In consequvoce of our giving, our s: ,
tention to this kind of stock, t , the exclusion of
and fancy.. goods we can gusras ee our prices and
to be the most favorable in the mar ket
• IN LINEN GOODS
we era able to give perfect sattsfisiion, being ths aiss ,
vs./1111,18En) LIMN BTORX rx RB an', and having e'e
for„ more than twenty years reel let importers iron
of,,the test manufectoreei , in 11 , land. We otter siec s
large steak of
PLAILNBIS AND NUBIANS, .
of the best gnalities to be obtained, and st the verylowp:s
prices. Also, Blankets, Quilts, Sheetinps. Tictinp,
mask Table Cloths, and Napkit e, Towelling, Ides e!',
liftickabars, Table and Piano Owers, Damasks and :tir•
nazis, Lace and Muslin °arta a,
Chintzes, Window Shadings, &c., k.
JOHN V. 10'ItELL & SON.
B. W. corner OlLBSThrilt and SEVENTH . EU'
P.WILLIANS,- _ JoES JOHNSTON
11116TEWTOAW KU 3W, uSE—WI IOIF 4 .
111 SALE AND RETAIL—WILLIAM_ JOHNETOY,
114 Smithfield Street,
,Pittsburgh, (nearly orpogle th e °LE '
(IREEN AND BLACK TEAS,
haveitie- opened a very choice Felectioo of
Of the latest importations. .Also,
RIO, LAGUAYRA AND OLD GOVERPIREnT Java atr•
New Orleans ; Cuba, Coffee ,Crushed and Pulverized SUP".
Rice, itice-Flonr Pearl and Corn Starch, Farina, l'ept
dere, MaiMarOni, Vermicelli, Cocoa, Broma, LAI"- l '" ,
Spited-Chocolate, Pure Ground Spices. Castile, Alra t '''
German, and Rosin Sos.ps.Carbovoh:.
Soda ; Cream Tartar; Extra Fine Table Salt; Pare Extrz,l6
Lemon and Vanilla; Star. Mould. and Dipped Candle; 5 ":
itaicared Hams; Dried Beef; Water, Butter, SuPT 415 "
'Soda Crackers; Foreign 'Fruits, &c., gc.
Thin stock has been purchased for CASH, and will be Mist
ed. to the Trade, end also to Families, at very moderate ad.
radices. from whom wo rsspectfslly 0011 , 0 N.
a Aare of paa -
TH E UNDERSIGNED HAS DNElii AP :
POINTED Receiving Agent ape. Treasurer , for the :.61.
lowing Church enterprises in the Synods of IeITTSSIF :A
A.LLEGELENT, WHEELING, AND OHIO. viz :
The General Assembly'a BOARD O F IXIMISTIC 311.5
SIGNS; the General Assembly's BOARD OF EDUC.4TION
the General Assembly's CHURCH EXTENSION C0W11,7
TEE, (St. Louis); and the FUND FOR iiIITERAYNUATLP
scretISTERS AND FAMILIES.
Correspondents will please addrees him as below, suiting
Mons are: sent . ; and when a receipt is required by mad ' -
name of the) post offie' and County.
the Pre-sbYtery and Church, from which conbilf;
As heretofore, monthly reports be made throcgb tte
Presbyterian Banner and Attmeateau d the Ifonsand Fd reign
Record. T. H. IiTLLIAMS, Treasurer ,
114 Smithfield :tree:.
11311.1CSBYTIMIA1V 60011 E 0,001115. — T"'
DePositoryis now well furnished with all the Puti„g•
bonaofthe Presbyterian Board of Pnblication.and
with those that are- suitable for Beibbath School Lilintbz,
There is also a good supply of nearly 400 additional vol
selected with Special care, from the numerous publicst
of the Massachusetts S. 8. Society : ant: A.Eueriran
Ordeisfrom any part of the country will be promptly
tended to by addreettingthe subscriber. Money may he ro
by mail at our risk.
Also, a good supply'of stationery.
V"l3TiAm" BLIXDO °
A. BRITTON & CO.,
' • ...mmitiSAOTERERS, a WHOLESALE AND JOWL
No- 22 North SECOND Street, above hfarket, Philadelph ia.
The largeat,, c h ewe d., and beat assoraaent of PLAZ sod
FAN" ki2;2913 of 'anY other eetabliebineat in the UPI
Statee. . - .-',. .. -
inrItRPAIILINCI promptly attended to. Give as ft on
61114 aatlefy yourselves. fei-ly