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doctrine which characterized the wisest and best of our Reformers has rapidly increased in the Church; and we trust that it is still increasing. In the midst, however, of this manifest improvement, the Christian observer cannot fail to have marked the growth of two evils; very opposite, indeed, to eaclı other, but both equally at variance with the true principles of the Reformation.

In the first place, he must have seen, that, while there is much professed abhorrence of Popery among us, some of its worst errors not only lurk, as they have always done, in the minds of many Protestants, but are at this very moment openly avoved, and assiduously propagated, by Ministers, and even by Dignitaries, of the Church of England. --- In preferring this charge, we do not intend any particular reference to the admitted fact, that, on a recent occasion, notwithstanding the solemn decision of the Church against the practice, a Bishop publicly offered up prayer for the dead; both because the instance appears to s:and alone, and because we have little apprehension that a superstition so gross as this will find many adherents among us. We allude to errors of a more subtle and insidious character, and which are therefore likely to acquire a far more extensive influence.

Have we not witnessed, for example, the growth of a o strenuous and systematic opposition to that distinguishing

doctrine of the Reformation, the doctrine of a sinner's justie fication only by faith in the merits of a crucified Saviour ? ht; Who is ignorant of the powerful, but we trust abortive,

attempt which has recently been made, by men of high name,

to identify the baptismal rite with spiritual regeneration, and kthus to merge the vitality of our holy religion in the opus operatum of ihe Romish Church?

The ears of the nation still ring with the hostile clamour which has been raised against the free circulation of the Bible - without note or comment, and against a Society whose sole t-object is to disseminate the pure word of God throughout the world,

Nor are these facts, among others that might be adduced, .., less remarkable, as proving the existence of a Popish spirit

in the Church, than are the arguinents employed, and the means used, to give to that spirit a more general diffusion. "Let any one read the controversies carried on between our own Re

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formers and their Romish opposers

, and he cannot fail to be struck with the parallel which, in many respects, they furnish to the debates existing within the Church of England at the present day, and to the unfairness and acrimony with which, on one side at least, those debates are carried on.

The recent attack made on the Church Missionary Society, the indecent circumstances attending that attack, and the spirit of intolerance which appears to animale the assailant and his supporters, will perhaps be regarded by some as illustrative of these remarks.

Whilst, therefore, numbers of zealous individuals are raising their voices to demonstrate the danger of conceding political privileges to their Roman Catholic brethren, will it be deemed unseasonable in us to warn the Members of the Church of England against a far more dangerous concessiona concession of the very points which chiefly render Protestantism worth contending for? Shall we be blamed if we aim our cry of “No Popery," not at avowed Papists, but professed Protestants; and if we are less anxious to exclude the former from a participation of our civil franchises, than we are to guard our own hearts, and those of our readers, from the destructive influence of their religious errors?

But, in the second place, there are not a few Protestants, who, in avoiding the errors just mentioned, have run into an opposite extreme, no less blameable and dangerous. The Antinomian heresy appears to us to be as much at variance with true Protestantism as the spirit of Popery itself. Its leading doctrines are, the eternal justification and imputed sanctification of redeemed sinners. The only evidence required to entitle a man to regard himself as a member of this privileged body, is the persuasion that he belongs to it; and this persuasion is made the substitute for that “ faith which worketh by love" and holy obedience. Conformably to these views, the believer is set free from the obligations of the Moral Law as a rule of life : even repentance is no longer a duty; sanctification is no longer a progressive but a finished work; and the Holy Spirit ceases to be the Author of conversion, or even to be a Party to the Covenant of Grace.

Such is the Antinomianism of the present day. Its perversions of scriptural truth are so monstrous that it would be a flagrant dereliction of our duty not to watch their develope

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ment, and not to endeavour to the best of our feeble powers, to expose their tendency, and to arrest their progress.

But while we feel it to be incumbent on lo strenuously to contend against the opposite errors to which we have briefly adverted, we are anxious to be enabled to conduct every controversy in which we may be engaged, in a spirit of kindness and moderation, of truth and love, Tha wrath : of man, we are well assured, worketh not the righteousness of God. And we would impress it upon our own minds, as well as on those of our readers, that' “there will come a time when three words uttered with charity and meekness shall fuceive a far more blessed reward than three thousand volumes written with disdainful sharpness of wit *.!!

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RELIG. COM.-Some Account of the

ing and Attributes of God. IDI
late Rev. David Brown .ii. 1 Sumber's Pr.- Essay on Records of

On Acts viii. 14-16

Creation, and Attributes of God fl.

A second Paper on the same Text Lit. Intel.- Great Britain: New la

On Worldly Conformity...

Works; Oxford; Cambridge;

Family Sermon, on 1 T'im, i. 15. 11 London Christenings and Baby

Bisbop Burnet on Baptism

16 rials; Plundering Wrecks;

MISCEL-Means of Improving the

New Cloek; Printing Machine;

Condition of Labouring Classes 17 Revenne, &c.

115
Reply to Letter of “A Scotcliwo- India : Hindoo College; College

man” in Number for Nov, last: 20 of Fort William
FortherRemarks produced by the Africa : Congo Expedition ib.
Letter of “A Scotchwornan".. 23 List of New Publications

ib.

Query respecting the Orthodoxy RELIG INTEL.-Brit, and For. Bible

of Newton and Locke

25 Society--Russia: Prince Gallit-

Address of Island of Iceland to

zin-Sweden-Denmark --Le.
the Brit. and For. Bible Society ib. ander Von Ess-India-China

Address of our Saviour to Penitents 26 Java-Louisiana ..... 119

Verses on Thankfulness ...

27 Watson's Defence of Methodist

REV. Of-The Bishop of Carlisle's

Missions in West Indies ...... 121

Charge to his Clergy ... ib. Pue. AFF.--Foreign Intelligence-
Rev. OF REv.-Letter of Mr. Wey-

Meeting of Parliament; Prince
land, on Review; with a Reply 50 Regent's Speech; Attack on
LIT. INTEL..-Great Britain : New

Regent; Report of Secret Com-
Works announced; The Cor.

mittees on Treasonable Prac-
respondent; Trade to India, &c. 53 tices; Remedial Measures ; Ar-

Russia: China: Ceylon; Abolition

rests; Parliamentary Reform;

of Slavery

54 Retrenchment; Public Thanks.

List of New Pubiications

55 giving for Regent's Escape

126

RELIG. INTEL.–Sunday-School So-

ciety for Ireland .

57

NUMBER III.

Progress of Schools in Antigua.. 59 RELIG. COM --Danger to Ministers

PLB. AFF.-France: Financial Dif.

of the Gospel from Fear of Man 133

ficulties; Elections - United

T. Scott on Acts viii. 15--17 .. 138

States: President's Speech; Society for promoting Christian

African Seminary-South Ame.

Knowledge on Ephes. ii. 8 139

rica-West Indies-Parliament 63 Oo Genesis xxii. 14

140

Effects of lingering Indisposition,

NUMBER II.

and its Claims to Sympathy .. 141

RELIG. COM.--Account of the late On the Indecorons Mode of saying

Rev.David Brown (concluded) 65

Grace at Meals

142

Rev.J.Jebb's Def.of bisAppendix 71

Dr. Owen on an ancient but re-

a mily Sermon, on Psa. İxxiii. 28 79 vived Heresy

144

On Meaning of the Word Maptup 85 Family Sermon, on John i. 14 (tor

YUXEL.-Account of Parents of J.

Good Friday)

145

Wesley,and Anecdote of himself b. Miscel.-Philander meditating on

A Hint to the Bible Society .... 87 the Sabbath

150

Facts respecting the Jesuits ib. Strictures on O'Callaghan's At-

Remonst. against Use of climbing

tack on the Bible Society 131

Boys, in sweeping Chimuies .. 89 Inquiry respecting the Author of

Lines written inSickness, on Psa.

the Whole Duty of Man ...... 157

XXX. 4,5

ib. Rev. Of-The Gospels and Acts of
Posthumous Poems: A Canzo-

Apostles in Hebrew, by London

Dette; Translation of an Italian

Society for Conversion of Jews 161

Sonnet; Paraphrase of Psalms Brown's Prize-Essay on Being and

xxiv, xlii, and cxxii.

90 Attributes of Love (conciuded) 175

Rev. OF_Oustance's Popular Sur- Sumner's Prize-Essay on Creation

vey of the Reformation, &c. .. 92 and Attributes of God (concl.) ib.
Catholic Question : Lotteries;

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LIT. INTEL --New Works; Patri-

NUMBER V.

otic Tracts; Survey of Great RELIG.COM.-Letter froin a Father

Britain; Chimney Sweeping;

to bis Son, on Worldly Coutorm, 277

East India College, &c. ,

191 Reply to “A Layman's" Remarks

List of New Publications

194 on Ephes. it. S

288

RELIG, INTEL.-Missions of United On Ephes. ii. 8

289

Brethren; Address to Public 195 On the Necessity of mutual Por-

Society for Gaelic Schools 19G bearance in Domestic Life 291

1. Church Missionary Society 200 Family Sermon, on Rom. xv. 13 293

(Loudon) Missionary Society... .. 201 MISCEL.--Expediency of NovelRead. 293

Christianity in India

ib. On the Doctrine and Discipline

Pub. AFF. - United States; Mr.

of the Syrian Christians

301

Monro President-France;'Tal- Rev. OF-Wilson on Regeneration 304

leyrand-China ---Treatment of Beachcroft's Sermons

310

Bonaparte-Execution of Cash-

White's Sermons

ib.

man - Disturbances in Somer-

Darnell's Sermons

326

setshire and at Manchester-

LIT. INTEL- Great Britain: New

Suspension of Habeas Corpus

Works; Board of Agriculture;

Aci, &c.; Lottery, &c.

Aurora Borealis; Spring Gums;

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS 201 Melted Grain; Sicam Boats;

Pegging; Distilled Water 331

NUMBER IV.

Russia: Tolerating Rescript 335

Relig. COM.-On the Resurrection

China, Statistical Account of ib.
of the Body, 1 Cor. xv.
205 Java : Hindu Sculpture

ib.

On Gen. ii. 4--6, and Epli. ii. 2 212 List of New Publications

336

Remarks on State of the Church Relig. INTEL.---Books printed at

of Christ in this Comptry .... 213 Oxford and Cambridge iii... 337

Nature of “the World” which Prayer-book and Homily Society:

Christians are to renounce 217 Anniversary; Report. ib.

po». Family Sermon, on Matt. xxiv.44 219 Church of England Tract Society:

Queries respecting appropriate

Annual Meeting; Report 338

Duties of present Crisis

British and Forcigu Bible Society;

MISCEL-Acconot of two Officers,

Anniversary

310

who died lately in Barbadoes 221 Church of England in Canalla :
On reading Works of Imagination 227 Appeal; Want of Churches, &c. ib.

Inquiry respecting Rev. G. Keath 229 Pur. AFF. Unsettled State of

Ji Remarks on Papers of A. A. and

France; Popnlation of Paris .. 341

Candidus, on Sovel-reading .. 230 Distresses in Italy, Switzerland,
On Travels of Lewis and Clarke 231 &c.; Spain and Portugal; Jew.
Alterations in late Edition of Nel.

ish Christians in Russia; Em.

son's Compan. to Festivals, &c. 232 bassy to China ...

342

Petition of Oneida Indians to the Seditious Meetings; Thistlewood;
Governor of New York

233 Habeas Corpus Suspension Act;

Res. 0F-- Gregoire's Hist, of relig.

Sects of last & present Century 234 Relief of Poor; Return; Cleri-
LordByron's third Canto of Childe

cal Residence

313
Harold's Pilgrimage

216

LIT. INTEL-Great Britain: New

NUMBER VI.

Works; Exports from Great RELIG, COM.-Institution and Onli.

Britain; Bees; Poor Rates .. 259 gation of the Christian Sabhath 315

List of New Publications

261 On Gen. ji. 1-6. and Eplies, ii, 2 355

RELIG. INTEL--Brit.and For. Bible

On Gen. ssii. 11.1.

it).

Society: Annual Meeting an, On Christian Charity

357

nounced; Pinkerton's Tour .. 262 Family Sermon, on l' a. civ. 34 359

Laptist Deissions in India: Pengal; Miscel.-Necessity of discriminat.

Iliudeosthan ; Mabratti Com-

ing Characters in Sermons, &c. 364

try; Surat, &c.

207 Remarks on a Passage in Britişli

Lock Asylum

270 Critic on Missions

368

Society for Sunday Schools , ... ib. On the Infinence of the Litera.

Forest of Dean

271 ture of Fiction

371

Church Missionary Society: Epis- Rev. or-Sermons, by G.S. Faber 975

copal Church of United States; Lir. Intl.-Great Britain: New,

Mr. Bickersteth's Journal . 272 Works; Cambridge; Waterloo

Pur. ArF-Fiance; Sweden ; Prus.

Subscription; Safety Lamp-

sia; United States; Poland;

Ruins of Pompeii; Bavarian

Distress on the Continent 275 Ordinance; Trial by Jury in

Great Britaip: Parliament; Nan.

Ceylon; Fimalava Mountains 397

chceter Plot; Carlisle; Cobbett 276 List of New Publications ...... 398

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