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Enquirer.-Is there any important meaning to the name CHRISTIAN?

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Christian.—Yes. Christ signifies God's anointed. It is said in Acts iv. 26, 27, "The kings of the earth stood up and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against his Christ, for, of a truth, against thy holy Child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles." God anointed his Son to be a prophet to teach, a priest to intercede, and a king to rule; and a CHRISTIAN signifies one taught by Christ, prayed for by Christ, and ruled by him; and one who believes and hears him in all things.

Enquirer-Are there any prophecies which mention that professors of religion should be called by this new name? Christian.-Yes. I remember two, Isa. Ixii. 2, "And thou shalt be called by a new NAME which the mouth of the Lord shall name." Chap. lxv. 15, "For the Lord God shall slay thee and call his servants by another NAM

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2. To Saints of every denomination.-Beloved brethren, of the great family of our Lord Jesus the everlasting Father; Jesus has named all his family after himselfCHRISTIAN is the name by which he has called his Children, and this is the name you ought to own. In this name, we may all agree, but we can never all agree in the names which have been given us in Mystery Babylon. These are what makes the coufusion in the present day, and this confusion will never cease, till all the party names cease, by which saints are called. I do not recommend this little book to you as a rule; but as an index, pointing you to the rule Christ has given for Christians. Remember my brethren, that all who are born again, belong to Christ's Church; and are members of his family; as such, it is our duty to love each other. As Christ has made us one, let us not be divided by human doctrines, or names; but endeavour to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace. "Whereunto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing. As many as walk according to this rule, peace be unto them.'

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3. To Parents.--My friends, the charge committed to us as parents is great, as it respects the bodies and souls of our children. To attend to their bodies is something, to

their minds is still greater. Need I tell you the importance of teaching your children right? You are commanded by the apostle to bring up your children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord; you cannot do this, without teaching them the word of God.

A certain Deist who denied the scripture as a revelation from God; was one day teaching his children the new testament; a friend coming in said, "I wonder at your teaching your children that book.” Said the Deist,

"What can I teach them that is better than this book ?" True. As you believe it true, do not neglect to teach it to them. If you find this little book of any service to them, in understanding some of the excellencies of that blessed rule, let them read it instead of the catechisms which abound with contradictions, and impossibilities. When that was written, it was as far as the people had advanced from popery but shall we keep the minds of our children back to the attainments of two or three hundred years past, when there is so much greater light in the present day? This is not doing them a kindness. Teach them the fear of the Lord, and not the commandments of men.

4. To Children.-Dear Children of the present day. God has favoured you beyond any who have gone before you, you are early taught to read the scripture. As that con

tains an account of the birth, life, death, resurrection, and reign of him who said suffer little children to come unto me; be intreated to read his word, learn what he requires of you; so you will obey your parents, live happy, die blessed, rise glorious, and live forever with Christ in heaveu.

May God Almighty bless Ministers,Saints, Parents, Children, and let the whole earth be filled with his praise. Amen.

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