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kingdom, than he does that of any | willing to go to heaven. Eternal individual subject of his kingdom. happiness is desirable in itself, Our happiness therefore will be and eternal misery is not. sacrificed if the general good re- since the whole weight of the obquire it; or if it is promoted at all,jection rests upon our ignorance it will be only in subordination to of the will of God, it certainly the ultimate ends of the Divine must have the same bearing in the government. Here, too, let our one case which it has in the other. feelings coincide with the feelings Should it be further objected, of God. Let us put the same esthat if this doctrine be true, we timate upon our own interest; and ought to be willing to become sinwith him let us regard the happi-ners and to remain the enemies of ness of his whole kingdom, with God forever; we reply, that if by deeper solicitude than we do our the willingness here expressed, own. Let us rejoice that we are be meant, those feelings of quiet the clay and he is our potter, and submission and cheerful acquiesthat he will make us vessels unto cence in Divine Providence, which honour or unto dishonour, accord- flow from supreme love to God, ing to his sovereign pleasure.- and from a supreme and disinterBut this is disinterested benevo-ested attachment to the general lence; this is all that is implied in good, we believe it to be the inthe term, unconditional submis-dispensable duty of every intellision. To estimate our own happi-gent being to exercise it. ness according to its real value, to rejoice that we are at the sovereign disposal of Jehovah, and notwithstanding we feel a great anxiety for our own welfare, regard the general good with deeper solicitude than we do our own, is the highest degree of benevolence ever attained by an intelligent being.
Should it be said that we do not know what the will of God is, and therefore we ought not to be willing that our interest should be sacrificed; we answer, For the same reason we ought not to be
But if the objection imply that willingness which wicked men and devils feel, we believe that disinterested benevolence, as well as the precepts of the gospel, require feelings directly the reverse. In the act of submission, the nind contemplates the Deity, not only as presiding over the destinies, but as directing the conduct of his creatures, and with the utmost alacrity commits to his all-wise and all-controlling Providence the supreme disposal of all his works. Utica Christ. Repos.
that those things in which his faith | able to the word of God, he can differs from theirs, are not essential.
consistently with faithfulness to Christ, exchange with them. Otherwise he cannot: because by doing it, he would declare to the world what he does not believe. This no conscientious man will do: |—and this no liberal man, who suitably regards the rights of conscience, will wish him to do. A
MEANS OF EXTENDING
the circle were in like manner blessed. One great town, which never before had been blessed with a shower of grace from its orgin, now experienced a wonderful work of salvation. More than one hundred joined the church.In a third town, a hundred united with the church in one summer and fall. Good people felt it was the Lord's doing, and marvellous in their eyes,
Fourteen years ago, or upwards, a great spiritual drought lay on the churches in Worcester county, Massachusetts Seven ministers agreed to set up prayer meetings in rotation among their people, for the outpouring of the Spirit. seven ministers should meet in each place, and probably as many good brethren from other churches, as could find it convenient.- This accords with the following Soon after this commenced, revi- predictions relative to these last vals of religion began in their cir- days: "It shall yet come to pass, cle, and the seven churches were that there shall come people, and blessed with a refreshing shower the inhabitants of many cities:of grace. A minister in New- And the inhabitants of one city Hampshire being in Massachusetts, shall go to another, saying, Let and being assured of this fact, re- us go speedily to pray before the lated it when he returned to his Lord, and to seek the Lord of association. They immediately Hosts; I will go also." Zech. viii. resolved upon a similar line of du- 20, 21. "At that day shall they ty in the circle of their churches call every one his neighbour under and congregations. They com- the vine and under the fig tree;" menced in a town where the lead-i. e. shall unite for solemn intering characters were unfriendly to cession. Ver. Miss. Reg. Evangelical sentiment. The ministers united short exhortations with prayers for the Spirit of grace. They afterwards had the happiness to find that some souls in that first meeting were pricked in the heart. A great awakening there followed which gave the cause of Christ a commanding tone in the church and town. A number of towns in
A GOOD THOUGHT.
A correspondent suggests to us an improvement in the Police, in this age of improvements, which is simple, and might produce some good effects. It is this: that no Dram-Shop should be allowed to be opened, but in the vicinity of a Burying Ground: that as the cus
tomers are discontented with the I slow march of time, and are for giving him wings to hurry them on to death and dissolution, they may have a clearer view of the end of their race. It might also have a further advantage: if they should
happen to die in the place, as well as in the hurry of their diurnal potations, they might be hurried into their graves, that their names and examples might be covered up as soon as possible, and rot together. Ports. Journal.
CONVERSION OF A JEWESS.
A communication from Mr. John O'Neill, dated Marggrabowo, in Poland, Marching anniversary, 198 beneficiaries, 15th, 1824, mentions the following
I had an opportunity of speaking with the Rev. Mr. Salskowstir, rector of Alweiden, a village about twelve miles from, this. He told me, that he has, within the last five years, baptized several Jews. A few weeks since, a Jewish girl attended his church through curiosity, but was so struck with what she heard, that she found it impossible to continue any longer a Jewess. She has been baptized, and by her conduct and conversation is showing forth the praises of Him who has called her from darkness to light, and from the power of satan unto God. Indeed, said Mr. S. she is a pattern to all the people in my parish. A Roman Catholic priest, who has come over from Poland, with the intention of becoming a Protestant in this place, told me he had baptized eleven Jewish families this last year in Poland.
AMERICAN EDUCATION SOCIETY.
The Annual Meeting of the American Education Society was holden in the Old South Church in this city, on Wednesday evening, the 29th Sept. The meeting was opened with prayer by Rev.
tors was then read; from which it appeared, that, since the precedin different parts of our country, have received appropriations from the Society, amounting in the whole to $10,210. Of these young men, fifty are pursuing preparatory studies at 16 different Academies, and 148 are in 13 different Colleges. The receipts into the treasury, during the year, were $9,454 88;-nore than $2000 less that in the year preceding. By the Education Societies in our country unitedly, it is estimated that, already, more than 700 young men have been assisted in preparing for the Gospel Ministry.
The most animating intelligence which we have to present-the most animating, we may say, which has ever been transmitted from the East-is communicated in a letter from Mr. Garrett at Bombay, who had received letters from Jaffna, in the island of Ceylon.He writes that all the stations there have been favoured with the merciful visitations of the Holy Spirit, and that SIXTY OR SEVENTY NATIVES
HAVE RECENTLY GIVEN EVIDENCE OF A SAVING INTEREST IN THE MERITS OF THE REDEEMER. Oth
Mr. Thompson, of Rehoboth.-ers are enquiring what they shall The Annual Report of the Direc- do to be saved.
In Plymouth (Monument Ponds) on Saturday the 25th Sept. the Rev. MOSES PARTRIDGE, Pastor of the Church of Christ in that place, aged 36. He was ordained over that Church and people on the 21st of April last, and married on the 17th of August. His funeral solemnities were attended on Tuesday, by a large assembly of mourning and afflicted friends. A discourse was delivered on the occasion, by Rev. Luther Wright, of Carver, from Heb. vi. 12"But followers of them, who through faith and patience inherit the promises Mr. Partridge was a very pious, exem. plary, and devoted Christian; an able, faithful, and useful preacher of the gospel. He lived greatly beloved by the Church and people of his charge, and by his numerous friends; and died deeply lamented in the triumph of faith and hope. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright; for the end of that man is peace."
The early removal of this zealous and devoted servant of Christ, from an affectionate, disappointed and afflicted peo-ple, and from his amiable partner, with whom he had lived but a few weeks, is a very dark, painful and trying event in Divine Providence. While we tenderly sympathize with his bereaved and sor rowful widow, and with the afflicted Church and Society, we are constrained to adopt the expressive language of the Psalmist, Help, Lord; for the Godly man ceaseth: for the faithful fail from among the children of men.”
At Barkhamstead, Conn. in the bouse of his parents, on Friday, the 22d of October, Mr. STEUBEN TAYLOR, aged 29 vears, of a bilious fever of the typhus grade (typhus gravior.) Mr. Taylor was educated in Brown University, and since he graduated, had devoted himself to the instruction of youth in this town. with much credit to himself and a full approbation of his employers. During the term of about five years, in which he
was employed as an instructor, he fitted for entering College, a considerable number of young gentlemen; who, with | their parents and connexions, will grate. fully remember his assiduity and faith. fulness. Mr. Taylor possessed a strong altachment to scientific pursuits generally, and was distinguished in those of Geology and Mineralogy; in which he em braced every opportunity that present. ed for improvement. He was a good scholar; and was distinguished in those branches of science, the cultivation of which his employment particularly demanded. In his moral character, he was unexceptionable. As a man of honour, he was scrupulously refined and delicate. His piety was sincere and ardent, but without ostentation. He was very decided in support of what he deemed moral rectitude; and few persons, it is believed, were more cautious in forming a friendship or more warm, sincere, and persevering in it, when it was formed During a distressing illness of three weeks, in which his bodily sufferings were acute and trying, he manifested a calm submission to the Divine will-and when asked, "If he was fearful in a prospect of death?" he replied, "No. A Christian has no reason to be afraid to die." His early death has called his aged and venerable parents, and his brothers and sisters, to mourn-yet their mourning is consolatory. For knowing that his hope of salvation which proved, in his utmost need, "an anchor to his soul." was founded on the free grace of God in Christ Jesus, where theirs is also placed; they indulge a joyful anticipation of an happy meeting beyond the grave, which will be inseparable and without sorrow. Mr. Taylor will be long remembered by a numerous circle of friends in this town, and also by his College associates, as an amiable and valuable man-and they will feel no regrets when recollecting that he was numbered among their much esteemed, Journal. and highly valued friends.
1824. October 6th. Ordained at Barnstable, Mass. Rev. H. HERSEY. Sermon by Rev. Mr. Palfrey, of Boston.
1824. October 13th. Ordained at Weymouth, Mass. Rev. JOSTAR BENT, as Pastor of the First Church in that town. Sermon by Rev. Mr. Gile, of Milton.
1824. November 3d. Ordained, Rev. J. D. GAREN, as Pastor of the 24 Congregational Church in Lynn. mon by Rev. Dr. Ware, of Cambridge
1824. November 3d. Ordained at NewCastle, Me. Rev. JoтHAM SEWALL, jun. over the Congregational Church in that place. Sermon by Rev. Samuel John, son, of Alvna.
1824. November 3d. Ordained, Rev. SETH FARNSWORTH, as Pastor of the Church in Raymond, N. H. Sermon by Rev. A. Burnham, of Pembroke, from II. Corin. v. 13.
The Sermon by P. E. is received, and will be printed.
ends with their motions, has been compared to a narrow isthmus, between two vast oceans.
In its most extensive sense, as comprehending the whole age of the world, time is short.
It is short, whether we compare with the whole of duration, or with the work which God has to do in it.
Time, in its largest extent, is short, compared with the whole of duration. It is a point, between two lines of unlimited length.Time, compared with either the I preceding or following eternity, is but a moment, the twinkling of an
IN the preceding verses of this chapter, the apostle had given his Corinthian brethren several directions respecting their temporal concerns. And lest, as is too common even with Christians, | they should bestow undue attention upon these things, to the neg-it lect of others more important, he solemnly reminds them of the shortness of time. But this I say, brethren, the time is short." Time, in its most extensive sense, is that part of duration, which intervenes between the beginning and the end of the world. Though there was a succession of ideas in the Divine mind, from ev-eye. erlasting; yet, properly speaking, there was no time, until the work of creation began. Previously to this, all was one uniform, vast eternity. And though there will be a succession of ideas in the Divine mind, and in the minds of intelligent creatures, after the end of the world; yet, properly speak ing, there will be no time. After the final conflagration and judgment, all will be one uniform, vast eternity. Time, which is measured by the revolutions of the heavenly bodies, and begins and
At the resurrection of the
dead, the time that Adam will have slept in the dust of the earth, will appear to him, in view of eternity, as a summer's night. The sleep of death's short. The nations under groad, have but just time to close heir eyes, before they are awaked by the last trump to behold the Judge coming in the clouds. It is presumed, that if you should ask the first man, or any of his cotemporaries, at the day of judgment, how long he has been dead? he will reply, A little while. Suppose that this earth,