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REV. DANZY SHEEN.
t; The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between
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Rev. RICHARD BAXTER,
T his real WORTH AS A MINISTER OF CHRIST'S OOSPEL;
HIS LEAL-HEARTEDNESS AS A FRIEND;
AND AS A
OP FIVE years* UNITED CO-OPERATION IN THE GOSPEL VINEYARD; THIS VOLUME IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.
"I will overturn, overturn, overturn it; and it shall be no more, until He come whose right it is; and I will give it to him."—Ezekiel xxix. 27.
"That end, for which are all the 'overturnings,i is the glorious kingdom on earth of Him whose right it is: His right all this while! Mysterious that He should permit himself to be so long debarred!)—His right by many and infinite claims—His right assured by prophetic declaration. How just then the overturning of all things that withstand it B and Del His right, how certain to be at length possessed! And how happy the scene when He shall have taken the full possession! A splendid contrast for the readers, then, of the history of our times! "—john Foster, in Broadmead Lectures.
A Vivid conception of the brevity as well as the uncertainty of life, and a profound conviction that it is the duty of every Christian not only to do good, but also as much and in as many ways as possible, have induced me to "speak" through the press "the things which I have made touching the king."
Verbal criticisms have been rigorously excluded, believing that most readers—to use John Bunyan's figure—fare better on "eating the meat" than "picking the bones." But, since bones are essential to meat, it is only right that they who distribute meat to the multitude should be able to pick it off the bones. Popular addresses should always, when possible, be the result of acquaintance with the Holy Writings in the original;—the result; not the process. Although the doctor descants not in the sick room on chemical affinities and anatomical mysteries, yet his success in killing disease and restoring health are the result of years of assiduous application.
The novel and ingenious theories of Dem and others respecting Gen. xlix. 10. have neither been hastily discarded nor ultimately accepted. We have not refused to taste the new wine, but we emphatically affirm, " the old is better."