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With these views and hopes, the Editors “commit themselves and their work to Him with whom is the residue of the Spirit, praying that he may lead them into all truth, prevent them from injuring religion by their manner of defending it, and crown their endeavours with that blessing, without which, the most splendid exertions must be ineffectual; but with which, the feeblest services may be productive of the most important effects.”
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of Bishop Butler - - 123 ments - - - - - - -
Divines, Old, neglect of ., 52 of Rochester ... 210 Duelling, resolve of General As.
of Bolingbroke . . 211 sembly against · · · · 76 Angel of God's Presence, Christ
Dufief, method of teaching lanthe - - - - - - - - 111 guage, review of . . . . 215 Appleton, Jesse, A. M. review of Dwight's Sermon on Duelling,
his sermon · · · · · - 268 notice of . - - - ... 29 Arts of Error ...... 148
Excommunicate, on the treat.
ment of an - - - - - - 240 Baptism, on publickly administer. Expediency, dangerous doctrine
ing the rite of . - - - - 20 of - - - - - - - - - 159 - a Treatise on Infant, by
Fragments .. 29, 121, 170, 265
Frank, Professor, different editions of, in the
interesting library at Wurtemburg 131
sketch of .. · · 64 Buchanan, Walter, A.M. review
of his sermon . . . . . 266 Genealogies, Matthew's and Backminster's Sermon, Review of 171 Luke's, reconciled . . . 108
Glenorchy, Lady, Memoirs of , 5 Candonr . . . . .• • • 122
.. H. Capel, Lord, account of the exe Hall, Bishop, select thoughts
cution of . . . . . - 233 Catechism, Scripture, Review of 212
Harvest . - . - - - - - 84 Charity School in Great Britain 32 Hooker, Asahel, A. M. review of Chinese Literature . . . - 228
his sermon - - - - - - 266 Christ, Contemplations on - 206, 255
Hooker, Rev. Richard, last words - Obligations of believers
of . - - - - - - - - 121 to confess him . . . 161
ence . - - - . . 111 Immutability of Religion .
Irenæus, Life of .... 91, 143 Christopher, St. account of an in
stitution at . . . . 177, 222 Church's, Rev. Mr. Explanation
Jay's Sermons, review of . 25, 70 of God's covenant review of 914. Jerusalem, No. of inhabitants in 170 Coal Mine, remarkable one. - 121
101 Jews in Russia . . . . . . 228 Cockburn, Mrs. Memoirs of 89 Jones, Sir William, Life of, re. Conflict between the flesh and
view - - - - - - - . 74 the Spirit . . . . . . 16
Journal among the Indians, exCooper's Sermons on Predestina
tract from Mr. Sergeant's - 270 tion, review of · · · · · 23
K. Correspondence · · · · · · 69 Kicherer's Narrative, 29, 78, 173 Courtesy, Christian, nature and Knox's Principles of Eloquence 126 effects of . -
236 Corenanting with God ... 158
Lebanon, Mount, account of . 170 D.
Letters to a Brother, by Coneco Dana's Sermon, review of · 215 stans . . . . 13, 61, 148 Danger of being hardened by sin 154
from Virginia - - - 34 Deaf and Dumb, account of - 229 Letter, Extract of a, from London 275 Deluge, Universal, proofs of . 9, 58
from Rev. Sir Henry 105, 150, 253
Moncreiff Wellwood 70 Departure from the truths and
from Rev. John Sergeant spirit of Christianity, on the 209
to one of the editors - 227
losophical Intelligence 80, 81 Russia, improvements and educa.
84, 133, 276
Savage, Mrs. Biographical ac.
* Literary prohibition in France - 228
count of -'. - .'. - 193
Scotland, Intelligence from - - 78 Lucky Man, A· · · · · · 51
Scripture, sketches from 7, 68, 203 M.
- Evil of attaching ludi. Maclaine, Rev. Archibald, Me.
crous ideas to passamoirs of · · · · · · · 41
ges of . . . . . 115 Massachusetts Missionary Socie Sherman against the Trinity, re.
ty • • • • • • • • 77 view of - - - - - - - 218 Methodist Conference - ... 32 Skepticism, wickedness of . . 97 Millars, curious account of . - 83
Smith's Letters to Belsham, Re. Ministry, the spirit of the - - 262 view of - - - - - - - 123 Missionary Society, account of Society in Scotland for promot
the Hampshire - - - - 272 ing Christian knowledge, ac-
, Massachusetts 77 count of . - ... 117, 166 Missionary Stations in South Af
- for missions to Africa rica . . . . 226
and the east . . . 129 Missions, account of, to South
London Missionary 130 Africa - - 29, 129, 173, 226
an extraordinary one in to East Indies . 32, 129
Holland - · · · · 225 to Otaheite. .. .
resolution of, for promot. under General Assem.
ing Christian knowl. bly of Presbyterian
edge in Scotland - - 276 church - . . . . Submission . - - - - - - 122 of United Brethren in
West Indies - - 77
Tabor, Mount, account of - - 170 Mysteries - - - - - - - - 55
Tappan, Professor, sketches of - observations on - - 109
his life . . . . 1, 45, 137, 185
Tears of Penitence - - - - 7 N.
Teignmouth's, Lord, life of Sir Negro, instance of fidelity in one 170 William Jones, review of - 74 Newspapers published in Lon Theology, lax, effects of . . . 116
don · · · · · · · · 132 Thoughts on 1 Peter iv. 6 . . 259
Paraphrase on Eccl. xii. 1-7 . 26
tain - - - . . . 3 Portugal, state of religion in . 13 Prayer, the nature, uses and ef
fects of - - - - - 196, 244 Preaching, on · · · · · · 251
- sung at St. Christophers 251
by Ďr. Hawkesworth - 279 Last Day, a poem by M. Bruce 134 Lines, on Dr. Stennet, by Cow
per . . . . . . . . 87 - on reading the Life of
Cowper - - - - . ib. Ode by Bishop Horne - - - Prayer of Jacob, by Logan · · 135 Reaper's Song - - - - - 39 Smile of Jesus - . .". .,..
Quacks in various walks of life - 248
Immutability of . 13, 61
church in V. States -33
| HE singular advantage and influence of pe. riodical publications have been generally acknowledged and felt. Under various names, as Newspapers, Magazines, and Reviews, they have been employed, more especially within the last ten or fifteen years, both by the enemies and the friends of religion and human happiness, with extensive and astonishing success. While one species of these publications, conducted by unprincipled and designing men, have administered poison to the publick faith and morals ; another, conducted by the wise and the good, have circulated the antidote. One has been an engine to throw the world into convulsions; the other God hath probably ordained to be an instrument of hushing it into peace. The wrath of man has been made remarkably to praise the Lord, by awakening extensively the active zeal of the friends of evangelical truth, and by prompting them to make uncommon exertions to diffuse, throughout christian and heathen nations the saving influence of the gospel. While the enemy, armed with a specious and subtle philosophy, by secret marches were pouring in like a flood upon the christian world, and threatening it with moral desolation; the Spirit of the Lord, in the fervent prayers, the vigilance and active exertions of the faithful followers of the Lamb, hath marvellously lifted up a standard against them.
Though the seat of this portentous warfare has been on the other continent, our own country has sensibly felt its effects. Here too the faith of christians, with vast la.
bour and industry, has been insidiously and openly attacked by the enemies of the cross of Christ; and though these enemies have been valiantly resisted, and their machinations unveiled and disconcerted ; yet they are still on the field and in force, imbittered by disappointment, and by various artifices and methods of attack are continually endeavouring to accomplish their demoralizing schemes, and to effect the overthrow of the christian religion.
In times of peace and outward prosperity, the church is always in imminent danger. Such seasons, ecclesiastical history informs us, have always been fruitful in er. rours. Carnal security is ever the offspring of worldly ease and affluence. While men are thus asleep, the ev. er wakeful and busy enemy sows his-tares. Prosperity corrupts the heart, and warps the understanding, and thus prepares the way for a dislike, hatred, and rejection of the pure and humbling doctrines of the gospel. In these circumstances, and with these views, if men professedly embrace the christian religion, it is in a form, adapted to their vitiated tastes, and combining the service of God and Mammon. If they cannot stoop to embrace the sublime mysteries of the gospel, they ingeniously explain them away. If they cannot rise to the pu. rity and strict requirements of christian morality, they reduce it to a standard, formed by corrupt inclination and perverted reason.
If, then, in our own times of peace and overflowing wealth, we witness effects, like these, visibly increasing among us; it should not surprise us, as though some new or strange thing had happened. Such appearances, however, plainly indicate that it is the duty of the friends of evangelical truth and christian morality, to be “ up, and