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they are under great obligations to love him—to obey him-and to promote his cause.
7. If Christ has inade complete atonement for the sins of the world, by his precious blood, then there is nothing to prevent sinners being saved, only their refusing to trust in Christ's blood for pardon aud acceptance. This refusal must prevent their salvation-God cannot pardon and save them upon any other ground.
Let all inquire whether they have built their hopes upon the only sure foundation,—the blood of Christ.
DR. TAYLOR's views OF REGENERATION.
Extract from the Boston Telegraph. Dr. Taylor labors abundantly to make people believe, that . he agrees essentially with Edwards, and other orthodox divines. I have already endeavored to show, that, on the subject of regeneration, there is a wide difference. To show this more clearly, I will give Dr. Taylor's sentiments in his own words. After representing in strong terms the impropriety of " calling any acts dictated by the selfish principle, using the means of grace," or representing them “necessury to the regeneratiou” of the singer, he proceeds to say : “ The acts under consideration are not necessary to his regeneration, because his regeneration may be connected with those of a different character. (That is, I suppose, which are not seltish.) We have already said, that the sinner is the subject of that constitutional desire of Jappiness, called self-love, to which no moral quality pertains. Let the siuner, then, as a being who loves happiness, and desires the highest degree of il, luder the influence of such a desire, take into solemn consideration ihe question whether the highest happiness is to be found in God, or in the world; let him pursue this inquiry, if need be, till it result in the conviction that such happiness is to be found in God only :--and let him follow up this conviction with that intent and engrossing contemplation of the realities which truth discloses, and with that stirring up of his sensibilities in view of them, which shall invest the world, when considered as his ouly portion, with an aspect of insignificance, of gloom, and even of terror, and which shall chill and suspend his present active love of it; and let the contemplation be persevered in, till it shall discover a reality and av excellence in the objects of holy affection, which shall put him upon direct and desperate efforts to fix bis heart upou them; and let this process of thought, of effort, and of action be entered upon as one which is never to be abandoned, until the end proposed by it, is accomplished ; until the only
living and true God is loved and chosen, as his God forever ; and we say, that in this way the work of his regeneration, through grace, may be accomplished. On this course he may now enter, instead of rejecting, or perverting, or abusing, or sinfully using, the truths of God another moment. In this way he may become a child of God, while truth and duty are prese ent in his thoughts."
This we are told is “regeneration by the special influences of the Holy Spirit, and is orthodox." But these special influences of the Holy Spirit are represented by two words, “by grace," while there is an accumulation of epithets to set forth the mighty and "desperate eftorts” of the sinner in working out his own regeneration. And they must be mighty indeed. For when he “enters upon this course," he does not "abuse or siofully use the truths of God.” But the Dr. teaches that "divine truth is never, in fact, used by the singer, until the identical moment when he submits to God, and God is chosen as the Supreme good." So that the sioner "likes into solemn consideration the question-pursues the inquiry, till it result in the conviction," &c., and follows up the conviction with an intent and engrossing contemplation, which shall invest the world with terror, &c. and suspend his active love of it, and perseveres in the contemplation lill it shall discover, &c. and put him upon direct and desperate efforts, &c. &c., and does all this in “an invisible moment." But I should think to do this, he must have not only natural, but supernolural power. And if he possesses this power, I should think he might work out his own regeneration without the direct aid or efficiency of the Holy Spirit. Still however after all, it seems that it is doubtful whether “his regeneration will be accommplished." It "may be," and it may not be. After he has, while doing all this, and making these desperate efforts, been using the truths of Gud "which he never, in fact, uses, until the identical moment, when he subinits to God," he may not submit, and his regeneration may not be accomplished.
Perhaps I may, if you should think proper to publish these, give at some future time, some other speciinens of the adaira. ble logic of this learned prefessor. For they are very numerous in his writings.
TUE USE OF LOGIC IN PREACHING.
The speaker at the bar aims to procure from a few men a certain decision of a particular case; the speaker in the Senate, to procure or prevent the passage of a certain law; the speaker before a popular assembly for worldly objects, to engage the people in some particular enterprise, or to dissuade thein from it. The object of all these is, to procure or prevent the doing of some particular act; and if this is effected, the
REMEDY FOR INTEMPERANCE.-Were this country to be ravaged by that pestilence which is now spreading desolation through the fair. est portions of Europe, all would feel that systernatic and persevering efforts were necessary to stop the progress of the evil. If a sovereign remedy was discovered for the evil, none would stop to inquire whether it was a Universalist, or Congregationalist, or Baptist, or Methodist, who had made the discovery. All would rejoice that Providence had directed to the application of the best means, and would cheerfully apply it. Interperance is a more destructive evil than the Cholera-that ravages a nation but for a short time, while the other is a growing and increasing evil. A remedy has heen discovered for the evil of intemperance-not Dr. Charnbers' medicine-but a remedy that is siinple-and that all men may procure without money or price. Total abstinence is a remedy for intemperance. A plain, simple, and cheap rernedy. To cure a man of the cholera, it would cost money—but a man can be cured of inteniperance for nothing. More than this, the application of the remedy will put money into his pocket. The inore medicine he takes the richer he will be.- Ch. Mirror.
BRANDY AND CHOLERA.-Take Notice.-An opinion, founded on a very general error, has prevailed respecting the use of Brandy, and hundreds have betaken theinselves to ihat beverage. We assure the public that the use of any ardent spirits create a tendency in the constitution to contract the disease; and that although brandy inay be used as a medium for fixing and dissolving medicines for the sick in Cholera, it is one of the most dangerous beverages for the healthy. We, therefore, caution all against its use, and advise them to use no Brandy, nor any other spiritous liquors, while in good health.-Montreal paper.
Norber SLAIN IN-Battle.-Two hundred and ten battles have been fought in England, from the invasion of Cæsar to the close of the Scottish rebellion, in 1745. In only forty of these is the slaughter ascertained; but in those forty battles no less than 580,000 men were sacrificed.
Edmund Burke calculates that the number of human beings who have been slain in battle, and have perished in a no less miserable manner by the consequences of war, from the beginning of the world to the commencement of the French Revolution, were at least seventy times the number of souls then on the globe; which, at the calculation of five hundred millions for its population, amounts to the almost iucredible number of thirty-five thousand millions.
AGRICULTURE in ENGLAND.-An American gentleman, dow in England, thus speaks, in comparing English agriculture with that of ibis country:-"From Manchester to Birmingham, with the exceptions of Wolverhampton and another few miles of poor land, the whole country is a perfect garden. An American farmer knows nothing of English husbandry. The difference is too wide for him to appreciate it. Select the most cultivated ground of the rich on Man. hattan Island, or bebind Brooklyn, or in the immediate vicinity of Philadelphia or Boston--and they are only ordinary specimens of English farining, A poor English coltager displays a taste about his huinble dwelling, and gets a product from his little patch, which might shame the wealthy fariners of the United States. I wish not to speak disrespectfully of my country, or countı yinen-but I should like to provoke them, by whatever means, to more rapid improveinent, both in agriculture and horticulture.”
STEAM Boat DisastERS.-Twenty-four Steam Boats have been destroyed on the Mississippi and its branches, since the commencement of the present season,
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SERMON. Those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition.—John xvii. 12.
In this chapter is recorded Christ's last and most solemn and affecting prayer for his people, and particularly for his apostles. It begins with general petitions for all his friends wboin the Father had given bim. But, from the 11th to the 20th verses, our Lord intercedes particularly for those whom God had assigned him, and whom he had selected to be his immediate companions and apostles while upon earth. “And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name; those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.” It is here asserted, not only that Judas was lost, but that he was the son of perdition ; which is a Hebrew mode of expression, importing that perdition was his appointed and proper end : and accordingly, it is added, that he was lost, in ful6lment of the predictions of sacred scripture. Hence the words before us authorize me to say, that JUDAS WAS A REPROBATE. It is proposed, in prosecuting the
subject, : 1. To draw the character of Judas. And : II. To make it appear that he was a reprobate.
I. I am to draw the character of Judas.
As to his natural abilities, we have no particular information in scripture. But, for aught appears, they were as good as those of the other disciples. Indeed, it seems from several instances of his conduct, that lie possessed no small share of understanding and discernment. He was crafty in laying his plans, and artful in the means of executing them. He was, in this respect, at least, as wise as the children of light. But, our