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ferred by brethren in this part of New REVIVALS OF RELIGION. York, is to form an Auxiliary Society in each Association, and thus have a In our Magazine for January, we ofregular channel of communication with fered a few remarks on the happy revithe Treasury, and a connexion with vals of religion, with which the churchthe Convention of the United States. es in the United States have been favor
On Lord's day, Feb. 15, at the Bap- ed; and the interest which they had tist Meeting House in Homer Village, recently excited on the other side of public notice was taken of the appoint- the Atlantic. The English publications ment of Mr. Bennet. In the morning exhibit an increasing solicitude for the a discourse was delivered from Isa. ii. enjoyment of similar visitations of the 2, 3; and in the afternoon, from 2 Tim. Holy Spirit, and indicate, among difii. 1. In the evening, a public prayer serent denominations, simultaneous zeal meeting was held, in which the minis- and effort for the desired object. Nuters of different denominations in town, merous sermons, on the nature, the took a part. The season was interest- means, and the happy effects of reviing, and a collection of forty dollars vals, are announced from the most diswas taken up. Mr. Lyons, the Presby- guished preachers; pastoral letters are terian minister in Cortland Village, circulated by watchful and zealous kindly evinced an interest in the ob- shepherds; and meetings for united ject, by proposing a public prayer prayer are multiplied. In almost every meeting and collection at his place of number of the London Evangelical and worship; but the object was ncarly Baptist Magazines, communications are defeated, by a tremendous storm. inserted, either to excite prayer for
At the annual meeting of the Madi- the object, or to trace the causes which son Auxiliary Society at Delphi, Feb. have obstructed the free course of the 18, a collection of 20 dollars was taken word of the Lord among their churches. up for the Mission. At the close of A national establishment of religion the business, a number of brethren is assigned as one obstruction in Eng. from different parts, being present, ef- land, as it naturally leads to a depenforts were made to extend the 50 dol- dence on an arm of flesh, instead of lar subscription, for printing the Bible presenting strong cries, with tears, to in the Burman language, and the fol- Him who alone is able to grant the lowing persons subscribed each 50 showers of his grace. It is apparent, dollars for the object :
that the happy religious freedom enAlfred Bennet, Elon Galusha, Sam- joyed in the United States is highly uel Payne, John Blain, James Nicker- favorable to the prevalence of piety, son, and S. Munroe, Esq. James and should therefore excite daily Nickerson and John C. Holt, also en- thanksgiving from every pious bosom. gaged each to furnish 30 dollars, for the Substituting an engagedness in public education of a Burman child.
objects in the place of personal piety, is We record with unmingled pleasure also named as an obstruction to revivals the awakened zeal among our breth- of religion. It was anciently said, ren in the cause of Christian benevo- “They made me the keeper of the lence, which this communication so vineyards, but mine own vineyard happily announces : Let the heavenly have I not kept.” No services can flame burn with increasing intensity, supply the absence of personal piety, and rapidly communicate its light and and habitual intercourse and daily com. heat, till the denomination at large shall munion with God. In a day when tho participate in the blessing.
Christian world is called to diversified
objects of public benevolence, it great. "Already are results of pious combinaly concerns every Christian to mingle tions for prayer for revivals of religion an ardor of devotion with his public apparent; and the period is confidently efforts. This is indispensable to the anticipated, when the divine and dove. ultimate success of the public objects, like Spirit, which has so long brooded as well as to the promotion of vital over the western churches, will spread goliness at home. In relation to per- his wings across the Atlantic, and shed sonal piety and public objects, our Sa a portion of his reviving influences on viour's remark is appropriate —" This the barren churches of our beloved ought ye to have done, and not to leave land.' the other undone.”
Revivals of religion, however, are The English Magazines state, that not peculiar to any land, or any age. the 10th of December, according to They have been enjoyed, in a greater previous appointment, was observed by or less degree, in all periods of the almost the whole of the Baptist church. The Acts of the Apostles reChurches in London, as a day of fast- cord numerous joyful reasons, when ing and prayer, to seek the special ef- the Holy Spirit was copiously imparted, fusion of the Holy Spirit. Most of the which resulted in the happy effect, churches assembled at their own places that the work of God in the conversion of worship in the morning, and in the of sinners was illustriously extended. evening several neighboring congre- Succeeding ages enjoyed similar blessgations united. It is stated to have ings. The present is, indeed, conbeen a day of peculiarly solemn and spicuously favored; and each succeedinteresting feelings, and of great fer- ing age may be expected to be more vor and earnestness of supplication. signally blessed, till the millennial sun
The Congregational Board in Lon- shall arise, with healing beneath his don have held several meetings in rela- wings. tion to the subject. On the 26th of Nov. forty-nine ministers assembled at the
A late number of the London Evan. Poultney chapel, with a view to pro- gelical Magazine contains a letter from mote a revival of religion among them. Wales, Oct. 30, 1828, detailing a happy selves, and in the churches with which work of grace. It began in a place, they were connected.
The Evangel- called Gewtheren, a parish containing ical Magazine states, that a spirit of about 500 persons. We select the follove and holy excitement prevailed at
lowing particulars. the meeting. It was adjourned to the 3d of December, when 51 assembled. eminently useful in bringing a refor
• The Sunday-schools have been Prayers were offered and addresses mation; by the instruction of their delivered, which indicated a deep so- teachers, the young people were licitude for the rich blessing. They brought to see the sinfulness of atassembled again on the 17th of Dec. tending wakes, fairs, &c. which have
been the ruin of many. The families which was a season of peculiar solem- have been brought to see the duty and nity. Fervent prayers ensure bless. privilege of worshipping God in their ings from the skies, agreeably to the families; believing that the Lord would Saviour's promise,—“ Ask, and ye shall that call not on his name. By degrees
pour his wrath upon all households receive; seek, and ye shall find.” the word preached, had a great effect These circumstances presage some
upon the hearers, and the members of great blessing for the English churches. the small church of Christ began to
pray earnestly in private, and in their The New Baptist Miscellany remarks, public worship, for an outpouring of
REVIVAL IN WALES.
the Spirit: and the Lord answered house, the most happy results are wita their prayers.
In the beginning of nessed. The Wesleyan Magazine August last, nine persons offered them. selves to be admitted members of the contains the following intelligence from church; the deacons and members the Rev. Mr Foote, March 18, 1828. there, could not help weeping 'Many places have felt the gracious for joy, to see what they so earn- outpourings of the divine Spirit. It is estly prayed and longed for, coming to pass. From that day to this, every
encouraging beyond my most sanguine week, several persons have come for hopes. Sinners are howing before the ward seeking the way to Zion. From word of God, and many that were but the first week in August, to the present yesterday in open rebellion against the time, above eighty persons have joined themselves to the Church of Christ at Majesty of Heaven, have laid down Gwytheren. The work of the Lord their weapons of warfare, and are now is going on wonderfully and delight. arraying themselves under the banner fully-it is a little heaven below.
of the cross.' can better imagine, than I can describe, the happy scenes ;-rich and
The Baptist Irish Society in England, poor, parents and children, young and expend annually $3000 in supporting old, young men and maidens, sub- in Ireland nearly 90 day Schools, 53 scribing with their hands that they itinerant and Sunday readers of the shall be the Lord's. What a glorious spring and summer, after a long and Bible, and six ministers. dreary winter! Many of our ministers take a great pleasure in visiting this delightful spot, and are obliged to ex.
With pleasure we present our readclaim, What hath God wrought! I have the happiness to inform you that
ers with the following extract of a this heavenly fiame has caught two or communication from Rev. Adamson three of the neighbouring churches Bentley, a minister at the West. and congregations. The members of the church at Denbigh, about three
Warren, Trumbull Co. Ohio, hundred, assemble one night in every
Jan. 13, 1829. week, at the chapel, to pray for the
Gentlemen, same outpouring of the Holy Spirit.' • As you are in the habit of noticing
in your Magazine, the very pleasing From an article in the London Bap- intelligence of revivals of religion, tist Magazine, we are happy to learn, wherever they may occur, and the that many of the Welch Baptist
means by which they have been ad
vanced, I have been induced to forchurches have been visited with revi- ward you the following intelligence. vals the last year, and 1752 have been The Mehoning Association, in the year baptized in the three Associations in 1827, after examining the returns of that Principality.
the churches, found only thirty four added by baptism among all the churches for that year. The number
of churches was 17, of members comPious and benevolent persons have posing the churches, 492 ; 34 only havlong wept over the misery of Ireland. ing been added as the result of our The prevalence of Roman Catholic
labors. The Association was led to darkness and superstitions, combined the practice of vital piety, or deficient
feel that we had been very remiss in with other causes, has entailed igno- in our liberality or exertions, to spread rance, irreligion, and poverty on its the knowledge of salvation amongst wretched population. But the various the destitute in our own neighbor
hood. Whilst efforts were making, to evangelical denominations in England, send the gospel to the heathen, hunare now zealously engaged in pouring dreds were perishing around us for light on this benighted land; and by lack of knowledge. The Association, circulating the Scriptures, opening
from these considerations, was induced
to employ some person to preach withschools, preaching the gospel, and read- in the limits of the Association, the ening the sacred oracles from house to suing year, to stir up the brethren by
way of remembrance, and find out, if son. On Thursday following I baptizpossible, the situation of the churches. ed four more. Thirty have been bapAccordingly Elder Walter Scott was solicited to accept the appointment,
tized during the last month. The and he immediately entered upon the work is progressing, at Mill Creek; on labors connected with it.
last Sabbath, I baptized 15 for that He soon discovered that the mem- church; and at Little Union, 11 were bers had fallen into a kind of apathy and indifference truly alarming. In- immersed last Sabbath, and several deed they were like lost sheep upon others are received for baptism. the mountains, they knew not where Elder J. A. M'Guire, Sulphur Fork, to go themselves, and of course it could not be expected that they could Henry Co. Jan. 19, thus writes to the inform others. He also found as great Publishers of the Recorder : “Since a diversity of feeling and sentiment my last to you 51 have been added to existing among the professors of relig, us by baptism. We may well say with ion, as might be found in the height of their stature, or in their countenances. David, The Lord has done great things This led him to deep reflection con- for us, whereof we are glad. Since cerning the duties of his appointment, our October meeting, we have receivand caused him to resolve in his own mind, that he would commence where ed 125 by experience.' the gospel commenced, and pursue it
Mr Daniel Smith writes, Brother without regard to the sentiments or Warder is now on a visit to Glasgow, feelings of men.
where I am told there is the greatest While pursuing his labors, an astonishing accession has been made to the revival of religion which was ever church of God, the last year; and all known in this part of the country. who have received the truth, and are Nearly every individual in the town now pursuing it, have the pleasure of has made a profession of religion. The seeing the word of God operating like a fire and a hammer, to break the hard Cumberland Presbyterians and Methohearts of sinners, and bring them to dists immersed nearly all who joined bow to the mild and peaceable sceptre their Societies.' of our dear Redeemer. The Association, during the last
Mr Isaac D. Newell, a student year, had added to her number, 512— from Hamilton, has been recently and upwards of 500 more were baptiz- preaching at Warren, N. Y. and ed, who are now constituted into the Lord has granted a season of churches, but not yet connected with the Association. Yours, &c.'
refreshing; it is supposed about 100 have become the sons of God.
PRESBYTERIANS IN OHIO.
We are pleased also to learn, that the Lord is reviving his work in Belcher The Richmond Visitor and Teletown and Palmer Baptist church and graph states that five preshyteries and Society, Mass. Five or six have become about thirty congregations in Ohio have the subjects of hopeful conversion; enjoyed seasons of refreshing during others are inquiring what they shall do the last year. The number added to to be saved. Meetings are well at the churches under the care of the tended, and the church engaged.' syncol, during the year, is nearly 2000.
Late numbers of the Kentucky Bap- The writer remarks, “This work of tist Recorder, contain several addition- grace furnishes occasion for the exeral relations of revivals in that state, cise of devout and fervent gratitude to from which we select the following: the great Head of the church. But Elder D. Thurman, Harden County, how many are still in the gall of bit
“ With great pleasure, 1 terness and the bonds of iniquity! give you information of a revival in This is a distressing thought. Many Nolin church. On Sabbath I baptizo have come out from the world; but ed 14, one of whom was my second, many, very many, are yet in their sins,
Jan. 22, says,
and enemies to God. They are daily tion to the efforts of the Episcopalians passing from this world without hope, in India, that the result of their labors or by persevering in the rejection of at the different Missionary Stations the the Saviour, are treasuring up wrath past year, h ad yielded forty one adult against the day of wrath, and the converts, and nineteen of their offrevelation of the righteous judgment spring.' A candid reader of the Acts of God.'
of the Apostles can scarcely fail to WATERFORD, VT.
contrast this statement with the sacred Rev. Silas Davison, of Waterford, records. We read of those who‘gladly Vt. Dec. 5, furnishes a pleasing state- received the word;' that the number ment of a revival of religion among of the men' was about five thousand; the people of his charge.
that believers' were added to the • The first Saturday in March, at our Lord, multitudes both men and covenant meeting, there was an unusual women;' but where does Luke include solemnity. Coldness gave way to en
the number of their offspring ? This gagedness in the cause of religion. Serious inquiry commenced among
was left for the records of modern missinners. About this time we received a sionary efforts. The primitive converts supply of tracts. These silent preach- were such as repented, believed, and erg carried conviction to the minds of
were baptized. some of our youth, and led to the serious inquiry what they should do to be saved. By the first of April the work
HUDSON MATERNAL SOCIETY. was general in our society; meetings were crowded, the penitential tear was We have received the Third Annual on the cheek of many. We appointed Report of the Hudson Baptist Maternal a two-days' meeting, at which we had the assistance of several ministering Society, from which we make the folbrethren, whose coming was like that lowing extracts : of Titus. Previous to this meeting a
For the most part of the year, our number had related their experience, meetings have been but thinly attendand on the first day of May I had the ed; but for the last two months, more pleasure of leading down into the wa
of a spirit of prayer has been manifest, ter and baptizing 17 persons. From and through the blessing of God, some this time we had a conference on Sat- good, we hope, has resulted from our urdays; and for a season attended bap; endeavors. One little boy, about nine tism on Sabbath. Fifty have united
of age, has, as we have good reawith the church during this season ;
son to hope, been brought to a saving forty-seven by baptism, and three by knowledge of the truth; and is now in letter. We feel as though we could glory uniting with all the redeemed say, Come, magnify the Lord with us, above, in praising that Saviour, who, and let us exalt his name together.'
when upon earth, said, “Suffer little [Vermont Tel. children to come unto me, and forbid
them not, for of such is the kingdom of Nathaniel Holley,
heaven.' Another circumstance which
Cherryville, Louisiana, Nov. 1828, remarks, that which we believe to be in answer to
it is our privilege to mention, and one, seventeen years ago, when he first prayer, is that of a young man who has landed on the banks of the Bayou Boeuf, settled business far from home, but there was no Baptist Church on the has been followed by the intercessions
of a pious mother, and is now earnestly west of the Mississippi in Louisiana ; seeking the salvation of his soul. In but now there are twelve Churches, a letter to his mother, a short time and fifteen ministers.
since, he mentions that while on a recent journey from home, he had attended a Sabbath school, for the first time in his life, and while there was so struck
with the importance of the object, that Archdeacon Corrie, in a recent let- he resolved to establish one in the ter from near Calcutta, states, in rela- neighborhood where he resided as soon