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IValking ELS ' Christ 'Walked;
" Ire that snAli he abicloth in him, ought himself
also so to walk, even as be walked.".,-l.
JouN II: 6.
We hear much of the "mystical union"
of believers, with Christ,,and just because it
is called mystical, we conclude that it is a
thing we can know nothing about, - and so,
very much of OUT religious hopes .and ex
periences are mysterious, to ourselves and
No4whatis this union with Christ ?
. as he walked. "He that saith he
abidge4 211, ; kiln" ought himself also so to
walk; even as he walked," John says.
There is nothing " mystical". about that.
It is true we must have his Spirit, his
temper, and aims, to walk as he walked, but
it is equally true that these are• given to
him who really wishes them and humbly
asks f'or them.
Here, then, is John "the mystic" de
fining this "mystical union" with Christ;
and what is it ?—a thing we can or cannot
understand ? Walking as he
That is plain, very . plain., Are we , third
walking, or are we not, is the only ques
tion. Christ was a man, "of a. true body
and a reasonable soul," He was subject. to
many human infirmities and all temptations
such as we are subject to. •He did not live
in a corner or die in a corner. He lived
in a period to which all nations once looked
fbrwurd, and. to which all now look back- 7 :
himself' the central figure in human history.
History has.much to do with.him. It is
easy to learn how he lived and haw he died, ,
what he was, what he did, and why he did'
it. The four Gospels, the Acts of the.
Apostles, and the Epistles tell us all about
this. Now, he who is united to him,
walks as he walked. , Do you,?—do I ?—a
plain question.. This walk is not a literal
walk, with our feet going where he went
and standing where he stood. The old
pilgrims to the Holy Land
,did that literal
ly., and found that, atheart, they were none
the better men for gutting their feet down
literally where Christ put his, and stand
ing literally where he stood. Not that,
but our "inner man " following his "inner
man," our spirits following his Spirit ;:our
hearts heating with his heart..
This is plain instruction, plain doctrine
the very . opposite of " mystical."
Christian is one who humbly tries .to walk
as Christ walked. Are you trying, and if
not, will you try? To follow Christ according
to the best of your ability is to boa Chris
tian to the best of your.ability. Themore
closely you copy him, - the . better Christian
you will be. To try is to begin.,• To .be
unwilling to try is to be unchristian
heart and radically wrong, !because you will
be unwilling to try to be what you yourself
confess you ought to be.
Begin this walking:a.s Christ walked, and
you will be better husbands and better
wives, better fathers and better mothers,
better brothers, sisters, eons, daughters,'
neighbors, citizens, better everything.,
Even those who hate Christianity will, say,
you are better, kinder, purer, more amiable,
charitable, generous, refined, even. Noth
ing so refines the, character as .the Spirit of
Christ in it, because it introduces that
without,which there can true refine-
,no true courtesy; unfeigned love;
to foe as well as friend. There ls nothing
in the world our churches need so
this'plain, practical, every-day walking, as
Christ walked. Nothing in the world
Christians need so much as thiSfixing their
eyes on his glory until they are " changsl,
:Auto the same image - from glory to glory.
With all our love for the. doctrines ABOUT
Christ, we need a fresh baptism of love
for the life of Christ. This will be the
true Revival of Religion, which, with all
our love for these glorious doctrines of
grace kept and increased, will also make us
all out and out, plain, practical, ev6ryday
Christ-like Christians; prayerful as. he was,
and heavenly.; kind as he was, and charit
able; patient as he was, and forgiving;
pure as he was, and patriotic; generous-as
he was, and magnanimous; earnest as he
was, and self-sacrificing. Let uslearn that
there are two things in our Christian life,
both indisputable,believe and be what we
believe and what we are. Many are right
in the first, but wrong in the .second--;-be-
Hove right and live wrong. Let those of
us who believe on Christ7live Me Christ.
An old General cried to his men,.as he
dashed into the thickest of the fight, "He
that loves me let him follow me !" Christ,
our Great Captain, says : "If any man
serve me, let him fbllow me." No man is
a Christian who does not follaw Christ.
"Why I Am Not an Arminian.
DIY DEAR SIR :—ln my former letters I
stated some leading objections against your
doctrine of Apostasy and of the, Atone
ment. In connexion :with these topics ,I
wish now to present an 'additional and
powerful reason why I cannot embracc your
theological system. It Is just this, that
holding Arminian sentiments, I could not,
without the greatest embarrassment, an
nounce to my fellow-sinners the calls and
invitations of the Gospel.: I will explain
my meaning as briefly as may be. ,:
I. If I believed in your system of doe,
trine I could not, without painful misgiv
ings,' proclaim those free, generous, and
unrestricted invitations of mercy -to sin
ners, which abound in the Gospel. In do
ing so I would feel as though I were mis
leading the sinner by a sort of reservation
—keeping buck an important part of the
truth. It; for ,'instance, I should say,
"Repent and be converted, and your sins
shall be blotted out," the thought would
instantly occur that repentance .and con
version could afford - no security against
final condemnation, for that multitudes who
have experienced true repentance and
conversion have, notwithstanding; been
hurled down to endless perdition—a proof
that their sins were never "blotted out."
For a similar reason I could not feel free
to say, " Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ
and thou shalt be laved," " Come to. the
Saviour.and he will never cast you out,"
if it be•true that the far greater part, of
those who in times of religious excitement
do come to Christ are finally cast out.
With quite as little propriety could I,
as an Arniiuian, urge the consideration
that salvation is altogether free; " without
money and without-price. For in' all hon
esty I would have to admit that something
like ,a price is to be, paid by the sinner.
Salvation is not absolutely gratuitous, but
is suspended on conditions of obedience to
be performed after conversion. "And then
as to these conditions I would not be able
to define their exact extent: In vain would
the convicted sinner ask me,_ How pure
must my obedience be? With 11Pw many
imperfections may it be mixed;? Will
• anything short of perfect holtneSS secure
my salvation ? To these puzzling ques
tions I could give no answer.
• ;
In nisking the offers of' Salvitioil; on `A.r,
minion principles, I would very' winch re
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VOL. VIII., NO. 35.
semble a land agent who says to an 'eager
crowd of expectants, " Gentlemen,. here is
land for the landless, enough for all, and,
better still, without money and without
price- to. all who will accept it. But,, the conditions are that you are to
be making continual payments to the donor
.as long as •you live. To .secure the faith
•ful performance of these conditions we
shall, take of. you a bond and mortgage ; in
which it shall be stipulated: that, in case of
failure on your part, the mortgage is to be
foreclosed and all your previous payments
fbrfeited." •
I would not have you, my dear sir, for a
moment suppose that I would have a peni
tent believer released from his obligations
to holy obedience. No, indeed; those ob
ligations are' increased a hundred fold by
his reception of a free pardon. But what
I insist upon is, that a child, of God is not
under the law as a covenant of works, but
only as a rule'of life. He is under grace
and is ruled not by fear but by love.
Besides, what is it that on Arminian
grounds I am authorized to offer the sin
ner. May I say to him, " Come, for all
things are now ready; here is a full, a fin
ished salvation; .only accept it and be saved
forever from sin and death ?" No such
thing. I can only say, " Here is a possible
salvation; it is all that Christ has provid
ed. You must do the rest of the work
yourself;- and when you have completed it,
you may possibly be saved, and possibly
you may be lost.
I will•add that those who deny the sub
stitutional character of Christ's sufferings,
cannotovith propriety, offer salvation to
any. , man.. If they are right, nothing has
been done to satisfy the justice of God, or
to appease the guilty conscience of the sin
ner. As no real reconciliation has been
made, there is no salvation to offer, not
even a possible one.
Thus, dear sir, while your preachers
must find themselves hampered (ihat y is
just the word,) in presenting the offers of
the Gospel, see with what ease and freedom
a Calvinist can perforiu the delightful
duty. I can go to any sinner and say,
" Come, for all things are now ready.
Christ, 'has made an atonement of infinite
value and price, sufficient for all, appli
cable, to all, and therefore to you. In his
name I ofier you a full and finished salva
tion, to which nothing can be added, and
from which nothing can be subtracted.
No conditions of worthiness, on your part,
are required. Only Christ and he
will in no wise cast you out. He will de
deliver you from the- power- as well as the
punishment of sin, and make you holy and
happy. Do you say, you are afraid you
are not elected ? Then make sure of it
by closing at once with Christ. Do you
, say, you cannot of yourself believe; then
cry to Him who will give the Holy Spirit
to them that ask him, " Lord, I be
lieve, help thou mine unbelief."
I remain, dear sir, yours, truly,
For the Presbyterian Banner
Music and Music Books.
MESSRS. EDITORS :—Hopinc , to accom
plish something for the cause oof the music
of our Church, the writer brought befOre ,
our last' General Assembly two resolutions,
looking toward tliat subject,,,wilich were by
-the Greneral plac'ed in the hands
of our Board of Publication, with a view
to their 'action upon them. These resolu
tions did not, in his view and that of many
other members of that body, embrace all
'that needed to be done upon the subject, but
'were merely to make a' beginning toward
an end ; and were supposed to be all that
could, be accomplished at the stage of the
General Assembly's progress at which they
must necessarily be brought up, as connect,
ing them with the proceedings of the
-Board of Publication, in which it. was
-judged they properly belonged.
The affairs of that Boardtook such a very
wide •range, and were deferred from day to
day until the eve of the adjournment of the
body. At such time it was judged impos
sible to obtain any general action upon the
subject, such as its great interests de
manded ; but if a half loaf could he ob
tained, it would be better than no bread for
our hungry children.
Hence the resolutions contemplated only
the preparation of a Juvenile Singing
Book for our Sabbath-School purposes, and
an Appendix to our Psalmodist of. a great
er variety,of anthems and set pieces, adapt
ed to church dedications, anniversaries,
and various other occasions. A general re
vision and enlargement of this book is cer
tainly demanded by the interests of the
Church. -
As to the book for Sabbath-Schools. This
should be a book peculiar to' itself, as child
hood is peculiar to itself, and demands its
'peculiarities to be met, if the child is to be
either interested or profited. In our
Church is embraced every variety and grade
of youth to be suited, and no otre class or
rank should be suited to the neglect of an
other. •
Few persons possess the qualifications
necessary to construct such a work, perhaps
no one; requiring, from its very nature, that
it should be prepared by a combination of
persons possessing a variety of tastes and ex
perience. No work is more difficult to con
struct than one adapted to children's tastes
and interests.
Themusic contained in a Sabbath-School
singing book should all be of a most chaste,
simple,.and easy character, both in regard
to its melody and harmony. It is chiefly
intended to be sung merely by rote, and
caught by the ear of the children, rather
than read by the notes. This is true in re
gard to most •of those who are expected to
sing from such a book, especially in coun
try places. Such book• should ha:ve in
view the wants of our iehole Church, espe
cially our country churches. The chil
dren of city churches enjoy many advan
tages which cannot •be obtained in rural
districts; hence their musical culture dif
fers widely from that of children in the
country, and the demand is fora book of
great variety to suit both. Most juvenile
music books are prepared by city teachers,
and adapted to meet the wants of 'city
clisses, and illy •adapted to country chil
The music in this book should, so far as
poSsible, haVe placed to it the hymns con
tained in our Sabbath-School hymn books,.
and but one set Of words, for general use,
placed to each tune. It is designed to induce
all to sing, but in many instances even a
two -penny book will not be provided for the
child; such is experience. In many other
eases the child is unable to read; but by
mere repetition in singing, if always to the
same words, they will be committed to
memory, and all be induced to sing. If
sung to different words, this end will be de
feated. A proper musical taste and expres
sion of sentiment are much more readily
cultivated by using only one set of words
to each piece. It is not the amount of mu
sung that makes the sinaers but the
number of times a few pieces are repeated
until all shall'catch the familiar'air, words,.
- tnid spirit. of the piece. Childien haVing
obtained a taste of the pleasures of rinisie
in this way, possibly unconsciously at the
time, give little difficulty in securing their
after-progress. In many cases children, in
this manner, learn to sin° , long before they
have learned to read, and treasure up, at
the same time, sacred truth committed for
after blessing.
The book in itselfshould be so construct
ed as to combine- a progressive course of
musical practice, as books are arranged in
other branches of education. Its first de
partment should embrace music the most
simple—the pieces very short, adapted to
very small children. It is the first few
sin - Tie sounds of some two or three meas
ures, caught by the young child or un
taught ear, something easily attained, in it
self a whole, that generally makes ,the sing
er, imparts to the child confidence, and pos
sibly convinces the parent that the child
can " learn to sing," so that he shall not
neglect or prevent the child having proper
opportunities, or throw discouragements
upon the child's mind. These are the causes
which generally prevent any from becom
ing singers. Let the parent neglect giv
ing the child suitable opPortunities and
it cannot learn ; or tell the child,' or re
peatedly say in its hearing that it cannot
learn to sing, and it seldom does learn.
Few difficulties to the teacher are greater
than the discouragements of the parent,
often thoughtlessly thrown in the child's
One Of the most successful and effective
public performances in music the writer
ever conducted, was.the singing of a piece
of music containing only five measures, in a
large church,: by four children, from four to
six years of age. Each of these children
thereby interested their parents to encour
age and aid them, and were themselves stim
ulated to make of themselves far more than
ordinary singers in after life.
For the Presbyterian Banner
The Council Bluffs. Presbytery.
April 27th, j 86,0..
forward you an outline of the proceedings
of, the Council Bluffs Presbytery, at its late
sitting, with some additional remarks,
which I hope will not come amiss. 'We had
a full and pleasant meeting of Presbytery,
which was very gratifying in " these ends
of the earth." We met at Clarinda, Page
County, on Friday evening, the 13th inst.,
and Presbytery was opened with a sermon
by the writer, from 1. Cor. xv : 58—" There
fore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast,
unmovable, always abounding in the work
of the Lord;" &c.
Ministers present ; Messrs. L. G. Bell,
D. L. Hughes, and Win. M. Stryker, whose
relation-was transferred to this-Presbytery
by the Synod of Southern lowa, at its ses-
MOUS last Fall, at Knoxville. Ministers
absent: Messrs. Jno. Hancock, 0. J. King,
and H. M. Giltner, whose relation was
transferred by the last Synod from the Pres:
bytery of Council. Bluffs, to the Presbytery
of Omaha, N. T.
All our churches were represented, so
fin- as they, could be, except the church at
Council Bluffs. Father Bell was chosen
Moderator, and brother Stryker, Temporary
Rev. John Hancock was dismissed from
this Presbytery, to connect himself with
the PiesbYtery of Upper Missouri, and
Rev. 0. J. King was dismissed to connect
lituSelf wish' the Presbytery of - Fairfield.
W. - Y. Stryker 'was chosen principal Com
missioner to the next General Assembly,
and myself his alternate, Ministers; and
John McLean principal, and B. B. Hutton,
his alternate, Elders.
It was afterwards arranged that, if possi
ble, 3 should , represent our-Tvfsbytery at
the Assembly ; but the distance is, so great,
the expense so heavy, and the cares so 'mul
tiplied, that it is almost impossible forme.
to attend.. Mr. Stryker was. appointed a
member of the Committee on Missions, in
the place of Rev. H. M. Giltner removed.
It was adopted as a standing rule of this
Presbytery that the Sessional Records of the
churches within our bounds, he presented
and examined at each Spring meeting of
'Presbytery. The church of Sydney, Fre
mont County, which has been destitute for
sometime, had leave granted it to employ my
services for the one-fourth my time. Rev.
L. G. Bell asked and obtained leave to la
bor without our bounds, until the next Stated
meeting of Presbytery, which will be held
at Afton, the County Seat of Union Coun
ty, on the third Friday of September next,
at 7 o'clock P. M.
The church of Clarinda was recommend
ed to the Church-Extension Committeeifor
aid in erecting their house of worship. We
•have not a church building as yet, , of our
own, in the Presbytery. At Clarinda the
people are making commendable effort to
secure one.
In view of our wide-spread destitutions,
and the urgent need of more laborers upon
this field, the Stated Clerk was directed to
write to the Corresponding Secretary of the
Western Executive Committee, to inquire
whether they could commission some suit
able young man to labor exclusively as -an
Itinerant within our bounds. In the mean
time, Presbytery recommended our Ruling
Elders to hold prayer-meetings, and read
at teach a sermon in those congregations
where they have not'a preached Gospel, and
to visit vacant churches .around them for
the same purpose, and encourage their " weak
Presbytery appointed Rev. W. M.'Stry
ker, and Mr. J. M. Windsor, a Ruling El
der, from the church' of"'On ellundred and
Two in Taylor County, a committee to visit
Mt. Ayr, the county seat of Ringold-Conn
ty, for the purpose of holding religious ser
vices, and, if the way be • clear, of organ
ising a church there; and also to' visit
Afton the Sabbath following, and adminis
ter the Lord's °Supper. This last place is
an interesting- and encouraging point,.and
with Mt. Ayr, and their respective out
posts, demands immediately the labors of a
faithful .missionary; while the church at
Council Bluffs, the most important point as
yet in our Presbytery, is still vacant. "The
harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers
are few." Presbytery, adopted the General
Assembly's plan of Systematic Benevo
lence, and recommended every minister to
present it faithfully to his'people, and the
Elders of oar vacant churches also, to ear
nestly endeavor to carry this plan into op
In, connexion with our Ecclesiastical pro
ceeding,n, an interesting communion 43eason
was held with the congregation of Clarinda,
and all the religious services were well at
tended. Bro. Stryker is doing a good: work
both at. Clarinda and at Bedford, Taylor
County. He is acceptable and prospering.
The church and town of Clarinda are grow
ing, and I can see the great advantage of
having• the ordinances of the Gospel:regu
larly administered, if comparing the present
of Clarinda 'with what it was two years
ago, when I visited it, and administered
the Lord's 'Supper there. And such will
be the happy •result in every place, to .'a
greater or less degree, where religious priv
ileses are fully •enjoyed. We now need
badly another minister,. to take charge of
Union and Ringold Counties, both grow
ting, and-destined to A Pe important counties ;
besides another - to supply our still vacant,
church at Council
to be a travelling
plore Cass, Hariir
twenty counties
for County,. at
Stryker, is grow
need a minister
the •county seat
wands special att
located ; is grow'
fully; is near
finest counties
where ; contains
this region,
and contains a la,
under the supe
which, properly
tallied, and. a gi
county. There al
hers belonging to
there, and I find
who are anxioui to
been 'appbikedby"
a partof my Cane
holding a COMMUDI
weeks. We. need,
good elders, to h(
We trust the Lord
awn gecid time.
The whole of.,
energetic cultivati
and,. with ,Ged's'‘,l)
repay in,future,yl
But our ,destitutil
small vacant churl.
have the , bread', of
and yet we- i can,
Father Bell has fel
to Eastern , lowa,
children, during
poses still tounnet
if his health venni'
and myself are ,th
now left in this
counties under. his
Sidney for the 'pre!
this side of the 41i
the other. 11 is it
to do much in
I had the pleasul
Presbytery .lately,.
gion is progressiug
The weather ,!ht .
We) ,hav,e , ,had, , no
Emigration is- crow
this Springugain-,..1
only, to be. - hurried.
the stampede of la!
penniless. ~Wheret
en, I fear, will, lose
the. best teacher. )
St. Joseph Railroad.
siderable , attention
run directly , thr
greatly benefit Was
Pacific City will be
- . ' Very truly.
THE . FREE .Cauncti—ilum
nrukvas." Om ars Ertl;
war azal GENERALLA.N,
.4 . prz7 1860. ,
Cunacu in Eng iu Session . at
Sunderland, and I ' that, t 97,4-
It is not possible fo - offer
brief resume of a p of the . proceedings
at present. Next week I hope to give a
;full report. I believe that the meeting wis
preceded by prayers offered from many
hearts, that.the Spirit of Ged.might come
down upon the ministers :and ..elders, and
that there might arise no heartburnings
among .the brethren, by. reason of, differ
ences of opinion. , Ihesepray,ereltaye been
graciously answered.; A fine tone was
en to the Synod by the presence of,a,depu
tation from Ireland. .Mr. „Canning, of
Coleraine, gave a, must impressive acceunt
of the great Awakening inlU,lster, as it had
operated in his own town. His remarks
were characterrierby graf-fylidom.
MoCready,' of -Saiiiifield i
followed iroa. similar ;strain, andletheridep
uties, addressed,the ;Synod. =lmmediately
following this, the Synod timk.,up.the.sub
ject of the State of Religion within its
own bounds. On , this'silbjed Docter
tier M. White, - dfx`Livelpsfitil; made state
ments aa to.a very deep:and extendedlvork
of God in his own congregation, and of the
spirit of prayer .. nu:red nut on Christians
generally in that town. )r. W. also de
tailed eriikAralhitififuoTelp-Terftofitpour
ing of the Spirit on....the whole of the in
mates. of , a f. penitentiary
amounting in number to seventy-three.
The Matron immediately , 'before` this:m6ve
ment, after long and continued 'prayerrap. ,
parently in' vain, was , a.bouttoleave: 'One
poor creature in , the asylumilearniurher
intention, besought -her :to wait, .as' -some
thing wa,s coming. An d verily that. some
thing has come with power, and „twenty
three of these women. were,prostrated, and
all are under ~deepest impression---:yery
many of them rejoicing. in, Christ: ~.,The
Synod resolved .unanimously, that .a; pastoral
letter should he issued to ; . all the congregui
tion,. and that ,special sermons ,shotild
preached on ai,evival, on a special day.
A DepuMtion from the Eree, Churph ad
dressed the.. House.,, Dx., Cunningham was
received with great. enthuslasm. :In his
address, which ~was, warm„ and ':hcarth r *
spoke of the parallel furnished by the tAree
fold'aspect of our Ministers,l6.ltiglank to
What, had been said of Airieliei, that " God
had been sifting the 'three kingdoins :for
the finest of the wheat to sow overthe Wil
derness." 'He urged, however, -'.that, we
should sustainnur `College'and raise'a
istry•for ourselves thoroughly Englishhnd
racy of the soil. He. paid .a -highAribute
to Dr. McCrie ; .our Senior Theological,Pyo
fessor whom Scotland had given us. There
are about tbirtynf our ministers will, were
once,students df .Dr.. Cunningham. „They
entertained him this .week ,at ;breakfast.
He is much recruited inhealth, and,is still
a mighty man of valor.,
THE TRICENTENARY of the Scotellitef
ormation, had a stirring celebration. In
the presence of ,a large audience/ministers
and elders moved and seconded series of
important resolutions. Dr. Cunningham
took part in the proceedings; They were
specially 'fixed for Thursday, A.pril• 19th,
being the 300th anniversary of 'the? death
of. Philip 11felancthaii....1110,;.4.nniVersary
hasobeen celebrated.alLover.Protestant Ger
many. .
The Rev. Bruce Cunningham, 'of Tres
tonpans, gave a deeply interesting• account
of a revival in a fishing village in his own
neighborhood. It -began with -the prostra
tion of a gentleman -who lad 'been remark
able for his 'conscientious walk. ..The,work
was thus deepened in Ns own bleat* and
after this. the ungodly and th,e hardened
were arrested and ,converted.• The ,first
fruit here was a Wieked,fisherman to „whom
Christian mates gaid, d WC I
not to go to heaven *ithOut t ,yon."
The lay members of the
present were Pirrielohnston: inid,Gentge
Barbotir 4 iteqs...`"The letter isAe"brether
of 114e,re . „141tiotri, .I(firothee . tei,
leialeZof That
*iiienibein'of the Free tthitiK"Aithc l . felry
.•tiAY , ',M.:AI:;I':-,9:,:i860.
and yet another
Lary, and ~ to ex- •
some of the other
it bounds. TaY 7
ipplied• by 'WO.
and will ‘soon
Sydney, too;
county,, de
is beautifully
ily and' success
of one of the
) , :be found any-
Mourtzllouse in
it about $25 , 000 -
pary,,also erected
Of Father ,
'wilf'be' well sus
7atitagd to that
)out sixteen mem
isbyterian church
eight, or, ten more
itery'te; labor there
;mill:der; I-purpose
lsouthere• in a few
very : two
on, in Ouy,
provid,e them in his
:western lowa is a
is worthy of
..k t ibundantlyl
faithful' effort.
vas upou
are very anxious to
braen: unto ,them,
;little for, them.
be his duty to go
,,,,near, his
„it: days ; but ; pnr.
ts,Springaoa Fall,
io ,th4t St l 7ker
ply active” members
ield. , He has two
mdl.,having taken
Lave;thrce 7 --two on
Rivery j and one on
defog us therefore,
ions beyond."
letiligthe Omaha
Territory., „
flap, r long time.
Peak.; perhaps
after. a little, like
disappointed and
money there,
it experience is
; and
interest. ,-„It
'aeific City, ,and
thii region.
ly depot in Mills
~ , ,Eak.., - -, A N F AXENIAB
°ALTAI:nue, Per
and cordially aid our Foreign Mission in
,There are • now nine missionaries,
of whoin about one half are supported by
them. It was tit Sunderland, thirteen
years ago, in the 'same church where the
Synod is now sitting, that the Rev: Wm.
Burr was set apart and ordained itS the
first, iiiissionary. Mr. Barbour exhibited a
:colored map, showing. the district .where
Mr. Burns• was first imprisoned. Ile, also
6X - till:Ate& a remarkable document', which
'Was Sent:home 'as a petition from native
,tiotrierta, asking for more teachers to be
gent ,out., .•
As,l.hope, this letter 'may arrive about
the, time of 'the annual,meetings; of your
General Assemblies, it has occurred to me
thatd- Amerinan .Presbyterians might be
,qUieleeneil to some kindred= celebration of
the Tricentenary of the ,Sccsttish Reforma
,tiou, by, reading the subjoined programme
Of the ; proceedings and resolutions of the
English Synod on that subject It is as
Devotional Exercises—Praise, Reading of
the' Woid, arid Prayer, by Moderator.
.Fl7 , l•st' Motion: MOVe.d. by Rev. Dr. PAT-
The Scottish Reformation,inits.primary aspect,
NA's a mreatspiritu,al work , of Revival in theheartof
the nation issuing return ofmes,,r).ythelyhoje l ,
Gliurcho the apostolic
times ; and `tibia Synod as an Evangelical body,
• cathin'ent"'erites the' event at'a'renitirkable:instance
of:the:presence' and 'power of the:Great.lread of
the Church—" to the praise ortb.e glory of his
Seeond Notip'n: - Moved by Rev. Dr. - RIV
seconded by Principal CuriNDio
HAM, 1.D., :Moderator of die :,Tree
Church of S,cotland
The Scottish Reformation as a testimony to the
truth' and grade Of Christ, necesSarily, becanle
'also a protest; against the.corruPtions , and usur
pations of the Roman Anti-Christ.. It was a long
and arduous struggle against the"power of'the
Papicy, ending , in a; glornits and ever=meinorti
v'ict,ory, and as ti • Protestant body this Church',
rejoices to join in the commemoration of the
event as a pixidie:dentoistration tigairitit the Still
'growin&oorruptions , of the Church of Rome.
Third Motion. Moved by Professor Me
I).D, and seconded by Rev. J.
AMFORD CANNING, of Coleraine.
The 'Scottish . lleformation Was a Presbyierian
Reformatien;'snidissued•in the getting, up•of
National Church, which,„in .spite of occasional
delierions in her administration, from ihe purity
'CT her'oirit'Prilleiples;littsieibibited to the world
for r three'centuriesj grand .example, of the, ad
witages of the Presbyterian constitution for (Ic
ing all the'Work arta' acethirNishing Art ihe ends
of a Christian: Church: 'This Synod,' as: a• Pres
byterian body, acknoWledges with profound grat
itude the service which. the Reformed"Chureh of,
•Secitlang. Alas Andered in -this - respeetand re
gards this special aspect of the Scottish, 4efor
mation as an additional extand for the thankfnl
abiniiernoration'of that•event. • • •
Benediction, by the Moderator.
tA. Letter *as here;read from Professors apd
Atiuisters of .Wittemberg.
Fourth , Motion.' Moved by Professor,Lox-
EWER, 'p.p., secondedby i the Rev. J.
The; Reformation of ..the 'National Church of:
Scotland, was ; a : movement propagated, by snc
cessivo,impttlses from the reformed Charches of
the Cofitifierit, and it repaid the 'obligation; in
'some 'degree; by 4return of iiseftil services' to
-those Chtftches. i'Recalling to mind iliat. , early
-mmiimunion of the - Britisli-and Continental Re
formed Churches, this Synod desires to cherish,
toward all-faithful men. in the latter,, the spirit of
brotherly recognition and fellowahip ; and, with.
reference' o the invitatioil addleseed to them - by,
tlie,frtittifitets and,,..prefessoratot.the4Evangelical-
Chureh•of Germany, ;in Wittemberg, to,assist in
•the ; erection of a monument ,to Philip Meianc
tlion, in that celebrated- city—the cradle of the
Reforrriatieii r --this Church expresses her cordial
- Symptithy'' with such a design, and will'rcjoice to,
foward to her Saxon brethren any contributioni
-which she may twelve from. her people, as. a mark
of her veneration for, the : memory, of thatillustri
ous , Reformer, who was not only 4 ‘Preoppior
Germanise," but also in 4 degree inferior only to
'Luther' and Calvin; of the whole Protestant
'Paper MCCie - ri, an' " - The Soot;tih
!Rifotouitioti Parliam6nt of la O.
ThJIl 111 4 oi innr 'Van ed` by Rev:. Dr. HAM- .
As an eneletiiastical body planted' in England,
'but „
by ,
connected , many,ties with Scotland, this;
ChnielirreetillkWith 'deep interest, the close con
nexion which subsisted between. the:English and,
iScotch-Reformationi, and the, important, recipro-'
.cal services which - were rendered by bethnations
in that age to the great common cause of Chris-
Elan truth' and ltherty; iiitd"the Synod desire's' to
'be animated 'hy these recollections to renewed
'and* iucreased:exertions in thenarde service,-es
pecially in -view, of: the, tiangers f with which the,
interests of:Evingelical truth are threatened
our -time, by the uneipected revival of Eiinini
'sing principles `anion
. 0 a powerful party of the
, clergy: aid laity of England: ' •
. ,
,I~obufn- Moved by ReV. ANDREW
cekbration-41ihe , the-Tresentywhich, unites
,the liyeliest sympathies. of all ~hranches :of the
Preihyterian Church of, the three . kingdorifq
ought net to be allowed to piss-away'without
sortie - practical fruit accruing to rho aditantagm
the unitett action, . influence, - and usefulness of
whole,,Presbyterian, body, and , thi:s „church
gladly assist in carrAng,out. : any yell-con
sidered scheme ,which would be likely to Tioniote
these impel an ends: - •
.by: tlth Mader agar
dirineipal - - Ciinniiighamis.l noble:
•dtesari hePe.4o , give - 4 , :eullMarynNtt.week.
• fflow:Casyrtnici Aiomed iout:
-IL 4 - very;
Twigsleagiar• fisPeAr*:.9, o 4lo9 6
with, s c . c omparetively. small body,,,in Ex!g
not allude hereto the Oilviii
istiiei:2l4l..kist:s,'iitio tire as ilic•it'is
well•pOSSibletcrbe; who;abjerdithe idewOf
free communion;ye g ardt - with •sualicion all
liinr it; Leta are :in fact ;ecnit p letklyitiOlated
and exclusive. I refer otherootoaDiltiody
Who?, glorying : in aremore Calvinis
tic than , who . wine to, verge of An
thioliniehient,lf 'they •ao ntit'ofiiineti pass it.
This bay' g ioeiter and
'Akre. of their iviiters • , es , very. weakly for
,ff because Paul • t. rms that water bap
,giart of his commission,be
xvi : 16,) ' He that believeth
ani tidptiied shall be *saved," ' cannot
iefer'teNiat,er ( baptisin, as that would make :
it • essential. , to . salvation; and •• therefore , it
must mean •the one,b9tism. of , the Holy
`Ghost," and "because in the twenty-one
Epistles no • instruction is given:to .centiii
ire wat4 the Clitricih." ' The
same-wilter . says: " T - iventy-yeani , ago,
was baptized in water by immersion, and:it
is •now ; about ten years. since
,I was . : led to
.adopt these views; and I solemn) y.deelare
.that ever since, I have felt like one ileliv
ered•from: bondage," The ,weakness of all
this; needskne l refutation from me, :Bet the
distinguishing :characteristic gof ? Able body,
is their. Higher-Calvinism..; ,Their.:great
apostle in., the last century, alas.` William
Huntingdon ; originalbr..-a: ::,He owes
of the. Bunyan type .of'. mind, And ':+111!il :real
genius. He was 'apart of. his time ,as a
minister- at Lewes, in Sussex, and died
there. .Bitt liwwaa for years prominent! in
the metropolis,. thundering. against Armin-.
ianism, .bitterly hated, but very .bold And
.A-few :hours before his death f ei
Jiewes,, he .dictated .the following epitopli
whiob,l.iecently read on his tonlib :
Herelies, the , Coati] eaver, beloved. of •b is god;
:bit; Ohorred .of men : , The Otriniseioitt J.ridge
shisU,,,e:t the Grerit,Alis4zt ratify arid confirm thus
to' the confusion of thousands, and' 'Engbui,d - Mtl
lip metropolis shall know that there basil
latiftifiliet'age6ng piisaLrA • • ....
WTTOLE' N0..•'399.
which he said was his title instead .of a
University, Degree. Some of his enemies
interpreted it as -" Saucy Scoundrel,"
which was too severe,. His style of preach
ing and writing Was exceedingly quaint.
His 'sayings were pithy, his satire scathing.
He once preached 'a sermon, for the publi
cation of which his delighted hearers sub
scribed a sufficient sum. The text was
Isaiah xxxii : 5-8 ; ," The, vile 'person,"
&e. In point Of expdsiire of 'Arminian
errors, -I' do not think it better, or 'so good,
as the ,argument Maintained by -" John
Smith," in your own columns. But as, the
title suggested by the hearers was The
Funeral of Arnunianism," the preface
brings out the quaint; wit of the'man
my readerinquires the reason'of my preach
ing and publishing the Funeral Of Armin
ianism while it is etill, alive the world,
and as likely to live as ever, my answer is,
I know that Arminianisin must die sooner
or later, td Make - way for the everlasting
Gospel of Christ;- and therefore; I 'come
beforehand, not to anoint it , to its burial,
,but to preach its funeral sermon. For it
is all the, fashion, now-a-days, to preach
fimerals over great' bodies; Whether it be
the body of the beast or the body of Christ.
The ancient prophets were often beforehand
with their V funerals. ; „The:_propliet,,l-..
TreaVred the fgria sermon , of theliinii.;f
Babylon, some hundred years bofore he was
born, in Chapter xiv. The prophet %hint
Preathed the funeral Rabshakeh,
and of the. King of Assyria, his master.
Daniel preached the funeral sermon of the
Mau of Sin,. and of.his mystical body of
Papists, chap. vii : 12. ,And the' Lord
Jesus preached the funeral sermon of all
the'Seribes, Pharisees; andlypocritei."
One, of his heads is, " A-Spiritual.Sea-
Voyaae 7 " and its title, humorously 'sir: ,
( , estive and• satirical, as well as indicating
genius and' quaint piety, is worthy 'of
quotation: It is given in small capitals, in
'the' works of Runtingdon, and •is as fol
lows .„ • ,
" A Spiritual Sea Voyage, (Psalm:
12,) - by William Huntingdon, S. S., d
merly`a pup. "u'n'der M oses, an ins ructde
in all the wisdom. of 'Egypt, (Rolm - kill':
12,) but lately a pupil atthe feet of 'Jesus
Vhrist, (Deut, : 3,) and by him in
structed in. the language of Canaan; for
'twelve yea] s a Fellow of Grace College, in
the University of'Zian, feliOw sfudent With
Jonas; Teter, Thomas, Manasseh, Mary
Ma.gdalene, and , John Bunyan, (Isaiah Hy:
13 ;) ordained in the'well-rememberedyear
of, our Lord, MDCCLXXIII, by the only
'Right, the only, Reverend, the only Father,
Abe- only'God and Lord, High Primate of
:Heaven and Earthy most gracious Arch
bishop of Souls.: (1 Pet. ii : .25.) - Now
Under Chaplain to *Her Most _Excellent
Majesty, the Royal Shcba,7(the Chureb,)
"through sovereign grace the Queen of
Heaven, '(Psalm xlv : 9;) at her Royal
-Paiace i Prosperity, in the Metropolitan
City of ; Salem, on thel eminent mountain of
Zion (Psalm xlviii : )in the Laud of
ordination is by this body called " an oin t
ing.h I have had 'access to 'some private
membrandums With regard to- Mr. Hunt
ingdon, -and.•••one •of these, contains the
prayer, offered by him. at the "anointing"
of a minister afterwards ,well known, Mr.
Chainberlain. 'lt is addresSed to Christ,
- and 'begins thus : "0; Lord God, the An
cient' of Days,' and the End of Time; Alpha
and, 'o,mega,,, our " Everjasting..F,ather,','
who, from all ,eternity wart set up to be a
fattire Head, and a gathering Shepherd.;
who receivast our names and persons, and
•the 'number of them, even • before - Chaos
was conceived, or• Order born; thou great
,I, : thou one eternal. Now, and Eternity's
only Centre; whom no space, can measure,
and in whom the past and the future are
forever 'lost I" He ',then went Oil td ask
-the Lord td " appear the watchful, , careful,
tender :Shepherd of Israel ;::to gather his
sheep from among thegoats; to bring back
that which had gone astray ; to heal that
which is sick, bind up that which is broken,
and feed that which is faint." "Let not
even,an ear be , lost, (Amos iii : 12) or 'an
hoof be left behind ; and as thou ,bast ap
peared in .every Covenant character from
age to age, and established thy Word to a
thousand•generationS, be Pleased to estab
lish, ;settle, and 'strengthen thine• elect in
the-strongest faith.of it." " This -world,"
he adds meditatively, "is our furnace,. the
angels are our guard, regeneration is our
road, Christ is our, end, and heaven is our
These' Christians ha,ve &literature of their
own, including the writings.of Haxiker,pf
Plymouth, Berridge,, Toplady, ; Hervey,- of
the. Church of Englarid, and also George
Whitfield. These, with :Bunyan, Luther,
'Calvin, 'Gill, Htintingdon, and Some - of
their) own ministers, including, .31r. Wells,
This man is very ,cc high„" indeed;; and
cannot tolerate even Mr. Spurgeon - , who is
so thoroug Calvinist, but abuses him
soundly :,'and beeauge Antinomiah; calls
him Satan in the form of an ,anger of light.
, One of their rhymsters has celebrated these
and others as • " Valient Men of ;Israel."
The folleWin. , is his eulooinni on Luther:
".1 1 uther,:just •like,a blazing star,.
TVrougYVopishmiiti itc ikons:afar, ,
'On dark;-benightedrlands t' • •
• The Bushel's joyful news would tell,
lit spite of Satan, ROMe,•kki
'TheTontiffis bulls or builds." • -!
And ants lie sings
"'S ,
ohn . Gill, a mllll of Warlike skill; '
.With'Satan,;WhitbY,• , and . • -
howlis. cannons yoar
He' Moil - tits a formidable guard "
'ln all our Tort* and palate:yards--,
Ile,botabuTded door."
,Romaine is thus celebyated; . • .
" Romaine,wa,s simple sweet. and plain t ,
The savor cif his words remain
the'Churely below;
Rallied., he roate,d, ,he triumph'd here,:
Ay faith in Phrist; 'O'er every fear .
Christ, he Iriainphs ;miiv ." 4 '
'Tlie ieferrenebe Here=' aie to ' `Ron:tallies'
Cg Walk of Faith - ,' - end a Tritimiohu , -of
Philth.". • ,Let me •adittlie , poTtraiti of, W4l
- : ,‘..
.‘ .flontingdon„„t,houghxather
With blazing lamp amongst the goal,
,Ile z bronght tkro gems,of sparkling pre;
Which in the dark lay hid before, , •
"Now 'in diylight they shine..'
This somewhat, 'lengthened notice of a .
small body of prefeseors in England, you
will excuse, as:. I belieVe I have never
sketched, them. before, .:and as I. have:had
yecent opportunities of abiding, pcw a 44y
and'night at :the house Of:'one of thein-4a
truly good and humble man, who; 'though
exellisive as to Church-fellowship, I 'found
truly one of . the sons Of: :Zion, : : and: com
parable-to fine gold. His conversation and
: prayers are very,p?miii,r, and.his-einriepis
on, Scripture are
, equally so. 'But glOri
fies'sovereign grce with geniiiiize humility
and gratitude, and mourns-over the prac
lea/ Antinomianism of semeof, his party,
who Jive in the indulgence of the flesh.
should add that this party say that the
la* of Moies is not the rule'' of Chri r 'stian
life, - but " the la* of 'liberty." But-on
close examination one finds that, this implies
also the holding' and -teaching that God's
people are.tatfght s and constrained by &rye
to!' live These people object
,10'"'preaehing. tb the Odly"; their Gospel,,
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DAVID 1111K.I3,INEY. 811. ) CO6
- ,
Their system is an exaggeration of a great
truth, the sovereign and electing graeo'`Of
God in connexion. with the eternal counsel
of grace between . ; the; Father and the. Son-
It wants the,beautiful harmony which. dis
finguirshe:S' the Pauline theology, and, is
liable to be fearfUlly abused by its -ad
laerentS: • ' •
has lately come out strongly iu opposition
to the spirit of English law, in - the ease of
a Father 'Kelly, a priest in the neighbor
hood of Newcastle-ark-Tyne. At the last
Durhan Aisizes,,,a man was indicted for a
highway robbery; and the Stealing - of a
watch from the person of the' prosecutor.
Previous : to the trial, the priest returned
the watch to the loser. was summoned
to give evidence on the trial. He ,was
asked to reveal the naive 'of the penitent
who gave up, the:watelY.7ll - e:refused, de
claring =that' , the- Church' hound 11iin to
• secrecy.: The Judge told : him. that Ithe
English law irecogni ze d no such fauth,ority,
and on his continued refusal to answer„.he
' was committed to prison for contemp i t of
court. Other evidence Was found sari
tiently strong to convict the prisoner,
the priest was liberated next day. The
Romish party cry out * the severityand
••.A"• • ' " '
-tice-oktu9.lGonstitatmuan thtsmatter,
and the loCal admirers of Father Reny
have resot6d to express' their - ,symphily
with hini -regard to hiS"reeent incareers
-tion,:at--Ditrham, by-presenting him with fa
,gold watch and, appendages. The incident
brinvs.ont,afresh the anti-social character
of 'the RorniSh system, as the blasphemons
usUrPation c ' of Antichrist, Who sets ' the
priest in the confessional 6.4 the representa
tiire 'of Christ himselfsitting . the
, temple' of God, and,declaring himself tube
God." ,
The temporary , RESUSCITATION. OF -TIFF.
PAPACY is one of the marvels of therhour.
This comes to pass through the nomination
to the post of Commander and organizer of
the Papa•l army, df -- General lanimiciere, a
famous -Republican General. Ile was a
mighty man in the days of 1848 •le op
posed the' usurpation of Issl, and was pX
iltid from France, but recently was permitted
to return thither. While in his Belgian
exile, he became religious after the Romish
fashion; and the Jesuits thavV laid hold of
his . sympathie,s,and actually persuadedilim
to become ,the champion of the Papacy,?
More than this; the Emperor Napoleon
has . sanetioned his present position. It
was no part- of the Emperor'S plans to
driv& <the Pope from Rome. =The famous
pamphlet, 4 f The Pope and the Congress,"
,to depriye. him of the., States of
the church, but yet' to give him Rome,
with a . Magnificent Court. And so the de-
-sign thrives ''in 'this remarkable way.
Doubtless', the General of the Jesuits; and
all the Cardinals,. rub their hands and
siug "Gaudeaniusf but.the end, is not yet.
The crisis is but . postponed; the crash will
be all the more tremendeus when it comes.
We give the Papacy five or seven years
more, ,an d.,then----after, terrible convulsions
—we hope that it will .perish finally by the
hands, tipt,ofheretleal powers, but of those
Very' , kinagdbnia which once gave to it all
their afithoiity. J.W.
Presbytqy. of Dubuque.
~ The Presbytery of Dubuque Feet - at hide
petiden'ce on Tuesday, May Ist, at. 8 o'clock
P...M., and was opened with a sermon by Rev.
A. A. E. Taylor after which, the roll being
called, it Was found that there were present thir
teen ministers and - fourteen Ruling Elders.
„Rev. J. D. Caldwell was, chosen 'Moderator, and
Rev. J. Clerk.
Mr.' M. Noerr, a licentiate, 'was received from
the Presbytery of St. Louis, and a call from the
Makoqueta his.pastoral services being
presented to Presbytery, it „was, on motion, put
into his hands. •!1.t , . Was •thereupon resolved to
hold , an adjourned meeting at Makoqueta, on the
third Tuesday of June, at 8 o'clock P. M., for
the purpese of ordaining the candidate, if the
way beelear. • :
Rev. R..tMerrill, from the Presbytery of Steu
benville, Was received, alter du,e examination, as
&member. of this Presbytery, and also the Pisgah
church, (N. S. ) in accordance with their request,
was taken under our care, and the elder of that
church admitted as 'a 'representative upon the
Urgent requests from needy and important
fields 'within our bounds, for supplies, being pre
sented, Rev. Messrs. • Wells and Taylor were
appointed a, Committee to secure, if possible,
.more laborers for these destitnte churches.
. Rev. S. .T, Wells, and Hon. Lincoln Clark,
were elected Commissioners to the General As
-Seinbln With - Rev. M. Haimon, and Dr. R. S.
.-Lewis, alternates. A letter from the Church
Extension Committee having,been received, reso
lutions were adopted urging this'cause upon the
• special attention of the churches within our
bounds c , - ;and pressing upon them the , duty of Bye
't emetic Benevolence.
'Dr. C.. 0. Waters, Superintendent of Colport
age in the North-west,' being present, by invita
tion addressed Presbytery upon the, claims of the
Board of Publication, and its importance in our
own territory, so poorly supplied with the bread
of life. After,which resolutions recognizing the
'special necesiityof this work in our territory,
and its l rightful claim Upon , the prayers and con
tributions of our churches, were unanimously
passed: . : .
• The;foDowing.paper.was adopted, , with but ono
dissenting vote : , •
WitEzzaAs, The General ASseMbly, at its last
.maeting,:abceptedthe transfer of the:Theological
Seminary, of the North-west, and received it
under their direction and control, and appointed
a Ward: of - Directors and Professors therefor ;
. which ; Seminary we understand to, have been in
successful operation dining the past year, with a
'Tull corps of Professors' and. in 'encouraging
.aureber of .students ; therefore,
Resolved, Thetas a presbytery of the North
west, feeling the great necessity for such an In
stitution-in thislobility; to prepare 'laborers for
our vast and needylteldo We do hereby record
our gratitude to the great Head .of the Church,
by Wirese. wonderful providence it has" been
istarted at once:into auch.a; promising existence.
.11.c ? zolveq, That we gladly recognize in the
filleologiCal Seminary of the North-West an im
p'ortant acquisition to'ottratrength and influence,
avidenee of/the. steady, and...prosperous
growth of our beloved Church.
Resolved, That as a Presbytery we bail 'With
.thanitful,hearts the actionafthe General'Assent
wliereb,y this :Seminary. was .put into opera-
Gen, end hereby pledge AO it our 'affection and
`cordial eirppOrt, - as an Institution of-the Church,
.earnestly , reecirtunend: its interests to the
prayers and 'benevolence of the :churches:under
our, control. • ,
!Hopkinton was ehostn as the place, ,and the
ilonday before the 'next meeting of Synod, at 'S
o'clock' P. - , as the time for the Fall meeting of
, After very .harmonious sessions, „ the
largest attendarice.ever present, Presbytery ad
journed on Wednesday night, to Meet according
to appointnient. Dec/.
Progress of the Chriitiait'Riligrion.
Some months ago the Bishop of Seri
saleM.ient a Supply of Bibles to . the King
'of 'Abyssinia, in his. r.inVit -language. He
.received them with great joy, and began. at
once to distribute them, telling the priests
to: whom he gave ;them that, henceforth,
they must teach the people out of this book
: in 'the vernacular. The missionaries ;who
labor there have gained a great infloence
over thelmind: of King Theodorns. .They
build. roads and, bridges,-,introduce.useful
arts of all kinds , distribute Bibles and
recommend the truth by their conversation
and their hvos. The King has so far recog
nized.theii eivit to. raise-tthem
to the rank of nobles. He has -recognized
3them-to;lie rightin,thosepoints- where the
doctrines-of the Bible c differ from the tradi
tions of the Abyssinian
.. .Church, and, in
has: received' the 'ia4artient of
the Lord's SiiiiSer.Svithttligrit.nt Jc.;)
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