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EDINBURGH CHRISTIAN MAGAZINE
APRIL 1855-MARCH 1856
PATON AND RITCHIE
8 SOUTH HANOVER STREET, EDINBURGH
Address to Parents of the Working Classes on
the Importance of their Children, 6.
Anecdote of Rowland Hill, 334.
Millie Howard; or, Trust in God, 31.
Thoughts on the Freedom of the Will: with
Remarks on the Rev. James Morison's Lec-
Mornings with my Class: Questions on Pas-
sages of Scripture to assist in Bible Teach-
The National Restoration and Conversion of
the Twelve Tribes of Israel, 31.
Thoughts on Sabbath Schools, 63.
Christ as made known to the Ancient Church,
An Appeal in Behalf of Native Education in
The Scottish Psalm and Tune Book, 160.
Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber, 256.
The Suffering Saviour; or, Meditations on the
Doctor Antonio: A Tale, 351.
Internal History of German Protestantism,
British Association, The-Its Men, 245, 274.
Its Recreations, 311.
Buenos Ayres, Notices of the State of Religion
Christian Medical Biographies, 107.
Church of Scotland in the Mission Field, 150.
Colonel Rawlinson's Assyrian Discoveries, 250.
Correspondents, Notice to, 32.
Crown Jewel, or the Miser, The, 328.
Earthly and Heavenly Parent, The, 39.
Encouragement to Christian Parents, 232.
Eternal Fellowship in Heaven; an Encourage-
ment to Minister to Suffering Christians while
Exeter Hall Lectures to Young Men, 115.
Extracts of Letters from the East, 12, 53.
Family Happiness, the Elements of, 75.
Glasgow Mission to the Hospital at Scutari,
23, 56, 92, 121, 159, 187, 219, 253, 285, 317, 346,
Gleanings from the Mission Field,-
India Mission of the Church of Scotland-
Baptism of Seven Natives in Connexion with
the Church of Scotland's Mission, Madras, 58.
The American Board of Foreign Missions, 60.
Glasgow Mission to the Hospital at Scutari,
St. Andrews' Students' Missionary Associa
Kylius, the Pastor of Simpheropol, 93.
Progress of the Gospel in China, 95.
Church Missionary Society, 96.
Wesleyan Missionary Society, 96.
Notices of State of Religion and Ministerial
Outline for United Prayer for the Army, 18.
Letters of George Whitefield, 18.
Christmas in the Trenches, 54.
A Christian Hero-Colonel Shadforth, 57th
Fruits of French Evangelization in the Crimean
Harris, the late Richard, Esq, M.P., 201.
Popular Superstition, Sketch of, 111, 140, 209.
Prayer for the Soldier or Sailor abroad by his
Progress of a Penny Savings' Bank, 186.
Missionary Record of the Church of Scotland Psalmody, 334, 359.
for October, 255.
Memorial Lines, (J. D. Burns,) 29.
A Remembrance, (J. D. Burns,) 29.
Hymn, (Monsell's Parish Musings,) 80.
Sabbath School, the First, 77.
I. George Herbert, 46, 87, 136, 172.
Scriptures, on the Intelligent Study of the, 168.
David Brown, St. Bernard's Church,
Peter Macmorland, St. Luke's Ch.,
William Robertson, Monzievaird
James Craik, D.D., St. George's
Archibald Nisbett, St. Stephen's
David Runciman, D.D., St. Andrew's
Thomas Gordon, Newbattle, 353.
The Angel of Patience, (J. G. Whittier,) 267.
Man's Two Enemies, (Francis Quarles,) 273.
To the Dying Year, (J. G. Whittier,) 295.
The Alpine Flowers, (Mrs. Sigourney,) 326.
Industry and Prayer, (Carlos Wilcox,) 383.
Statistics of Protestant Missions, 320, 350.
St. Luke, Readings from the Gospel of, 324.
Stray Thoughts, (from the German,) 269, 295,
Training, a Few Words on, 71.
Wanderings in Corsica, 21.
EDINBURGH CHRISTIAN MAGAZINE.
By the REV. J. L. BLAKE, A.M., Minister of Stobo.
"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In His days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely; and this is His name whereby He shall be called, THE LORD our RIGHTEOUSNESS.”—JEREMIAH Xxiii. 5, 6.
"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him."-2 COR. v. 20, 21.
THE apparent contrast between those two passages of Scripture is one we frequently find in the prophetical books. And, indeed, the verses from the Epistle are parallel to some in the 53d chapter of Isaiah. It aids us, in taking a comprehensive view of the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF CHRIST, to combine the two lights in which He is represented by the ancient prophets, and in which He himself, and His apostles, have also spoken of His work, and of its glorious results.
Prophecy, at one time, tells of the great and honoured Ruler, with a divinity about His power; at another, of the despised and rejected man. Now He is foretold as a king, with widespread authority; and now as one of the lowliest of the earth. We hear of regal preparation being made for His coming; in the filling up of valleys, the levelling of hills, and making of highways through the pathless desert: but we hear also of His being led as a lamb to the slaughter, and of meek
silence preserved before the fiercest accusers and tormentors. At one time His progress is described as a triumphal procession; again, His humiliation is the deepest possible for man. Grace, dignity, and glory, are to crown His head; yet reproach and ignominy are wellnigh to break His heart. His name is to be the "Lord our Righteousness;" and yet He is to be numbered with the transgressors. He is to be a conqueror, leading captivity itself captive; he is to be a prisoner, under sentence of death. His kingdom shall be an everlasting kingdom; and yet He shall suffer a malefactor's doom. A prince of peace-a man of sorrows. The Saviour and friend of man-forsaken and friendless among men. The Holy One and the Just; tortured and condemned at an earthly tribunal, and bruised and put to grief by divine justice!-who, among the wise men of the earth, could have imagined the reconciliation of those apparent contradictions, before Messiah