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“4. Come, let us see about Nestorius, abuse the good they have done for us. what evil he has wrought towards you. God would be displeased with us for If you speak of other nations, he has such a course of ingratitude. But we sharply rebuked them ; but in relation to will never be unmindful of their benefi. you, he has done nothing. And others

We will cling to these benefac. he rebuked for their idolatry, in calling tors, as we do to Nestorius. Our Lord Mary the mother of God, and many oth- Jesus Christ said, Whoever shall give to er wicked works which were done among drink a cup of cold water, shall not lose those nations, and which you do not un- his reward; how much greater will be derstand. And do you too, like the Cath- the reward of those, who have given to olics, cast Nestorius out into utter dark. drink the instructions of Christ. And ness? If you would be informed, Nesto- shall we abuse the good work which they rius has marked out no new path for us. have done for us? Never. We must We have not gone after him. 'Our nation obey God rather than man, and keep the sympathized with him, and we still love commandments of God rather than the him as our own selves; and if all the commandments of men. We all have world should say so, we will not cast him one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one off; for he was persecuted for righteous. God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, ness' sake. And our Lord has said, who is over all and in ali; over us, over Blessed are they who are persecuted and you and over them; who will judge us evil spoken of, for righteousness' sake; all at the last day; and if found at his their reward shall be great in heaven. right hand, will raise us all to the same

“5. I do not say that your way (church heaven. We shall dwell in peace togeth. polity) is not a good one-very good, if er there. May the grace of our Lord Jeyou properly follow it; not in exclusive. sus Christ, the love of God the Father, ness and ostentation, saying, we are the and the communion of the Holy Spirit, only true church ; nor in hypocrisy, like be with us all forever, Amen. sepulchres which are white without, but “ Your fellow sinner and unworthy within, full of all uncleanness. God look. Christian brother, Mar YOHANNAS. eth upon the heart. It is important for “ Nov. 1842." Christians to abound in love, and not in vain-glorying. But every tree is known by its fruit; men also, by their works.

6. I love episcopalians, and congre. Puseyism Examined. By J. H. gationalists, and presbyterians, and Dutch- MERLE D'AUBIGNE, D. D., Aumen, and Lutherans, and methodists, and baptists,-all, as brethren in Christ.

thor of the History of the ReformaThere is no difference in them with me.

tion in the Sixteenth Century.The greater bretbren are all these; and With an Introductory Notice of if there be less, we are the least. We

the Author. By Robert Baird, open our churches to their priests, and

D. D. Published by John S. receive them as the priests of God and the apostles of our Lord. Our Lord said,

Taylor & Co., 145 Nassau Street, Whosoever receiveth a prophet, in the New York. name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward. And whosoever receiveth a righteous man, in the name of a right

We were disappointed on finding eous man, shall receive a righteous man's this work, which had been for somereward. Thus have we learned from our time announced, to be only Lord.

address delivered before the pro67. You are displeased with me, are you, because I have associated with the fessors and students of the new presbyterians and congregationalists? So Theological Seminary at Geneva, at ihe newspaper teaches. I do not prac- the opening of the present session, tice partiality. Is it very strange, that I associate most with the presbyterians and

on the 4th of October last.” We congregationalists? No; they are equal. hoped to receive a full and masterly ly our brethren; and they have come and discussion of the whole subject, from helped us, in books and teachers, and the brilliant pen of the discriminahave done a great and good work for our nation. Ought I to abandon them and ting D’Aubigné. But though at form new alliances ? We do not so un- first disappointed, we are reconciled. derstand propriety and justice. Would Here in the compass of a few pa. it not have been a great wonder, very ges, at a price compatible with the wrong in me and very bad for my nation, widest circulation, we have a clear had I forsaken them and connected myself with others? It would be a black statement of the vital points of difreproach and a great sin for us thus to ference between Rome and Oxford



on the one part, and Protestants on has just published. On the one hand, it the other; and this in connection approaches much to papacy, for it con

tains, in the germ, all the principles which with such a vindication of the truth

are there found. On the other, however, as can not fail to fortify young minds it diverges from it, for it rejects the paagainst the insidious influence of this pacy itself.

vi'The Reformation was not a system of form of error, and establish the

pretended juste milieu. It went the friends of the Gospel in their attach- whole way; and rebounding with that ment to the doctrines of the Refor- force which God gives, it feli, as at one mation. It should be introduced, as

single leap, into the evangelical Chrisan antidote, into every community

tianity of the apostles.

“But there is now, gentlemen, a nuwhere Romanism and High Church- merous and powerful party in England, ism are attempting to poison Chris- supported even by some bishops, (whose tianity.

charges have filled us with astonishment The following extracts are a fair and grief,) which would, according to its

adversaries, quit the ground of evangelsample of the style and merits of ical Christianity to plant itself upon that the work :

of ecclesiastical catholicism, with a mark

ed tendency towards the papacy; or " Let us comprehend well, gentlemen, which, according to what it pretends, the position which evangelical Christian would faithfully maintain itself on that theology occupies.

bierarchical and semi-Romish ground, " At the epoch of the Reformation, if I which is, according to it, the true, native may so speak, three distinct eras had oc- and legitimate foundation of the church curred in the history of the church. of England. It is this movement which

1. That of evangelical Christianity, is, from the name of one of its principal which, having its focus in the times of chiefs, called Puseyism." pp. 30–32 the apostles, extended its rays through- “ Such, gentlemen, is the movement out the first and second centuries of the which is taking place in that church of church.

England, which so many pious men, so 2. That of ecclesiastical catholicism, many Christian works, have rendered il. which, commencing its existence in the lustrious. Dr. Pusey has had reason to third century, reigned till the seventh. say in his letter to the archbishop of Can

"3. That of the papacy, which reign. terbury, 'Upon the issue of the present ed from the seventh to the fifteenth cen. struggle depend the destinies of our tury:

church.' And it is worth while for us • Such were the three grand eras in the to pause here a few moments to ex. then past history of the church; let us amine what party we ought to prefer, as see what characterized each one of them. members of the ancient church of ihe • In the first period, the supreme au

continent, and what we have to do in this thority was attributed to the revealed grave and solemn crisis. word of God.

“Gentlemen, we ought to profess frank“ In the second, it was, according to

ly that we will have neither the papacy, some, ascribed to the church as represent

nor the via media of ecclesiastical caed by its bishops.

tholicism, but remain firm upon the foun“ In the third, to the pope.

dation of evangelical Christianity. In “We acknowledge cheerfully that the what consists this Christianity when it is second of these systems is much superior opposed to the two other systems which to the third ; but it is inferior to the first! we reject ? " In fact, in the first of these systems

“There are in it things essential and it is God who rules.

things unessential; it is of that only “ In the second, it is man.

which forms its essence, of that which is “In the third, it is, to speak after the its principle, that I would here speak. apostle, 'THAT WORKING OF SATAN, with “There are three principles which form all power and signs and lying wonders.' its essence: the first is that which we (2 Thess. ii, 9.)

may call its formal principle, because it - The Reformation, in abandoning the

is the means by which this system is formpapacy, might have returned to the sec- ed or constituted; the second is that ond of these systems, that is, to ecclesi- which may be called the material princiastical catholicism; or to the first, that ple, because it is the very doctrine which is, to evangelical Christianity.

constitutes this religious system; the third, “In returning to the second, it would I call the personal or moral principle, behave made half the way. Ecclesiastical

cause it concerns the application of catholicism is, in effect, a middle system Christianity to the soul of each individ-a via media, as one of the Oxford doc

ual. tors has termed it, in a sermon which he “ The formal principle of Christianity




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is expressed in few words : THE WORD have ordered and established it in the Of God, only.

New Testament, as he did in the Old. " That is to say, the Christian receives But there is nothing like this in the New the knowledge of the truth only by the Testament. All the declarations of our word of God, and admits of no other Lord and of his apostles tend to prove, source of religious knowledge.

that the new religion given to the world • The material principle of Christiani. is 'life and Spirit, and not a new system ty is expressed with equal brevity : THE of priesthood and ordinances. The GRACE OF CHRIST, ONLY.

kingdom of God,' saith Jesus, cometh " That is to say, the Christian receives not with observation ; neither shall they salvation only by the grace of Christ, say, lo here! or lo there! for behold the and recognizes no other meritorious cause kingdom of God is within you.' (Luke of eternal life.

xvii, 20–21.) The kingdom of God is “ The personal principle of Christiani. not meat and drink; but righteousness ty may be expressed in the most simple and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.' ierms: THE WORK OF THE Spirit, ONLY. (Rom. xiv, 17.)

" That is to say, there must be in each 6. Let us then attribute a divine institu. soul that is saved a moral and individual tion and a divine authority to the essence work of regeneration, wrought by the of the church; but by no means to its Spirit of God, and not by the simple con- form. God has, undoubledly, established currence of the church, and the magic the ministry of the word and sacraments, influence of certain ceremonies.

that is to say, general forms, which are “Gentlemen, recall constantly to your adapted to the universal church ; but it is minds these three simple truths: The a narrow and dangerous bigotry, wbich Word of God, ONLY; The Grace of Christ, would attribute more importance to the ONLY ; The Work of the Spirit, only; and particular forms of each sect, than to the they will truly be a lamp to your feet spirit of Christianity. This evil has long and a light to your paths.'

prevailed in the Eastern church, [Greek,) “ These are the three great beacons and bas rendered it barren. It is the eswhich the Holy Spirit has erected in the sence of the church of Rome, and it is church. Their effulgence should spread destroying it. It is endeavoring to insinfrom one end of the world to the other. uate itself into every church ; it appears So long as they shine, the church walks in England in the established church; in in the light; as soon as they shall become Germany in the Lutheran, and even in extinct or even obscured, darkness like the reformed and presbyterian church. that of Egypt will settle upon Christen- It is that mystery of iniquity, which aldom.

ready began to work in the time of the “But, gentlemen, it is precisely these apostles. (2 Thess. ii, 7.) Let us reject three fundamental principles of evangel- and oppose this deadly principle whererical Christianity which are attacked and er it is found. We are men before we overthrown by the new system of eccle- are Swiss, French, English, or German; siastical catholicism. It is not to some let us also remember, ihat we are Chrisminor point, to some doctrine of secon- tians before we are episcopalians, Lutherdary importance that they direct their at- ans, reformed, or dissenters. These diftention at Oxford; it is to that which ferent forms of the church are like the constitutes the essence even of Christian- different costumes, different features, and ity and of the Reformation, to those truths different characters of nations; that which so important that, as Luther said, ' with constitutes the man is not found in these them the church stands, and without them accessories. We must seek for it in the the church falls. Let us consider them." heart which beats under this exterior, in

the conscience which is seated there, in " Gentlemen, there are two ways of the intelligence which there shines, in destroying Christianity; one is to deny the will which there acts. If we assign it, the other to displace it. To put the more importance to the church than 10 church above Christianity, the hierarchy Christianity, to the form than to the life, above the word of God; to ask a man, we shall infallibly reap that which we not whether he has received the Holy have sown; we shall soon have a church Ghost, but whether he has received bap- composed of skeletons, clothed, it may tism from the hands of those who are be, in brilliant garments, and ranged, I termed successors of the apostles, and admit

, in a most imposing order to the their delegates,-ail this may doubtless eye; but as cold, stiff and immovable as flatter the pride of the natural man, but a pale legion of the dead. If Puseyism, is fundamentally opposed to the Bible, and aims a fatal blow at the religion of which it promulgates are not, in England,

(and, unfortunately, some of the doctrines Jesus Christ. If God had intended that confined to that school,) if Pusevism Christianity should, like the Mosaic sys

should make progress in the established tem, be chiefly an ecclesiastical, sacerdo- church, it will, in a few years, dry up all tal and hierarchical system, he would its springs of life. The feverisli excite

pp. 36–38.

pp. 73–75.

ment which disease at first produces, will against Romanism—it is well adaptsoon give place to languor, the blood will ed to fortify the minds of Protestbe congealed, the muscles stiffened, and that church will be only a dead body,

ants against the seductions of prosaround which the eagles will gather to- elyting papists; but what member gether.

of that church can read it without “ All forms, whether papal, patriarchal,

The blunt manner, the episcopal, consistorial, or presbyterian,

anger? possess only a human value and authori- cutting irony, the bold invective, the iy. Let us not esteem the bark above the dogmatism, of the plain Quaker, sap, the body above the soul, the form

are not the most conciliatory and above the life, the visible church above the invisible, ihe priest above the Holy convincing means of grace.' PerSpirit. Let us baie all sectarian, ecclesi. haps we do injustice to human naastical, national or dissenting spirit; but ture; if not, Mr. Rogers will make let us love Jesus Christ in all sects, wheth few converts to Protestantism. er ecclesiastical, national or dissenting. The true catholicity which we have lost,

But whatever may be the merit and which we must seek to recover, is of our author in other respects, his that of holding the truth, in love.'” coinage of new words deserves se

vere reprehension. Here he claims

the power of a pope, and takes the Anti-Popery; or Popery Unrea- whole business of etymology into

sonable, Unscriptural and Novel. his own hands. By John Rogers, Member of the The following is a list of new Society of Friends, and Counselor terms which he labors to recomat Law.-With a Preface, Notes mend and to bring into use. and Index. By Rev. C. SPARRY, Abhorrible, formed directly from of New York, a minister of the the verb to abhor, instead of horri. Reformed Church. First Amer. ble, from an obsolete root hor. But ican, from the second London the verb abhor leads us again to the edition. Published by D. Fan. same obsolete root. shaw, 150 Nassau Street, New Perhap, instead of perhaps, as if York.

there could be but one hap or chance.

Priestal, as if not satisfied with AMONG the numerous works which priestly with Teutonic suffix, nor the attempt to revive Romanism in with presbyterial, the original form England has called into existence, of the word with Latin suffix. none have been received with more Knownothing, as if not satisfied favor in that country than Mr. Ro- with ignoramus and numskull. gers' Anti-Popery, if we may form Primaty, as nearer than primacy an opinion from the style of eulogy to primate. in which it is recommended by the Priestrulive, as if not satisfied press. It has also been deemed by with priestruling. some excellent clergymen of New Modernity, as if better than modYork worthy of republication in this ernness, although the Teutonic sufcountry. These are indications of fix ness is applied to all adjectives no small merit in the work. Nor indiscriminately. are they deceptive indications. Mr. Nowafter, instead of hereafter, to Rogers writes with spirit, force, ori- avoid a confusion of time and place; ginality. His

reasoning powers, and not considering that most terms reespecially his power of sarcasm, are lating to time originally referred to very respectable; and they are em- place. ployed to the full extent, in expo- Kirk, as nearer to the original Gr. sing the errors and contemptible xuquaxóv, than church. mummeries of popery.

Yet his Politi-kirkal, for politico-ecclesi. work is not perfect. It is a good astical, in order to avoid a long word. storehouse of facts and arguments Popan for papal; whereas the


Latin suffix an is properly attached rily, numerous, and are treated by these to the Latin form of the word before spiritual and ethereal men with uncomit is Anglicized.

mon and extraordinary care and atiec

tion." pp. 79–80. Papite for papist, and Romanite for Romanist, not perceiving the idea of papizing or conforming to History of the American Board of the pope, and of Romanizing or con. Commissioners for Foreign Mis. forming to the Romans, which is se- sions : compiled chiefly from the cretly conveyed in the original form published and unpublished Docuof the words.

ments of the Board. By Joseph Secundity, from mere love of nov. Tracy. Second edition, careful. elty.

ly revised and enlarged. PubPolitikirkalian and priestrulian,

lished by M. W. Dodd, Brick as if to excite the risibles of his Church Chapel, New York. 1842. readers.

It is painful to see a mind so un- The want of a connected history hinged, certainly in some respects, of the missions of the American as that of Mr. Rogers, set forward Board, was strongly felt by the pasby the British public to manage one

tors of our churches, for some time of the most important controversies before the appearance of this work. which now agitate the church of Whether this is compiled on the Christ.

plan best adapted to satisfy this The following extract will afford want, is a difficult question. On an idea of the author's powers of the whole we are inclined to think irony:

it the best. The transactions of the " Nepotism, (fondness for nephews and Board, both domestic and foreign, nieces, or love and care of them.) nepotism and the most important changes has been a remarkable quality in popes,

in the condition of the several mis. cardinals, and other papal clergymen. sions, are narrated in their chronoThese men of God, though made so by man! have had of course no son or daugh logical order. The reader is thus ter ; but they have been surrounded with furnished with a bird's-eye view, in a great number of nephews and nieces, for the shape of annals, of the doings whom they have taken care to provide as of the Board, and to some extent, of other men provide for their own offspring. It is rather strange that brothers and sis.

the results. This makes a good ters of popes, cardinals, and other clergy- book of reference. The condition men, so very often have more children of the missions in each successive than they can rear, educate and settle; and that they find their reverend bachelor

year may at once be ascertained. brothers so kind to their little ones!

Nor is it valuable merely as a book What a comfort to them to be fraternally

of reference. It was written, not and sororially connected with, and to without success, to be read with inhare thrir young ones snugly settled by pure, boly, evangelical men, who are 10

terest. To those not already famil. tal strangers lo ihe flesh! entire aliens iar with the history, it will be found from carnality! and wholly weaned from too instructive not to be entertaining. sensual predilections ! and who love the In those places where a few copies little creatures with a warmth and a zeal transcendently admirable in uncles who

of the work only are in circulation, are so wrapped up in spiritual contempla- it may profitably be read in sections tion ! so swallowed up and lost in beav. at the monthly concert of prayer. enly designing and doing ! In kirks For this purpose, however, we think where clergymen are allowed to marry, they have children like other men, and

a work constructed on a different have no more than the common number plan, giving separate histories of the of nephews and nieces, for whom they formation of the Board, of its home take no more than common care. kirk of Rome, however, where clergy operations, and of the several mis. men do not marry, their nephews and sions under its care, would be deci. nieces are uncommonly and extraordina- dedly preferable, producing a more

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