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INDEX

TO THE FIRST VOLUME

OF THE

CHURCHMAN's MONTHLY MAGAZINE,

FOR THE YEAR 1804.

Page

ADDRESS

,

Hymn,

Essay,

Page
A.
Christian life, a warfare,

45
1
Prayer,

47
To Youth, 73

Counsel,

13
Ofthe AnnualCon-

Religion, the truth of, 6L
vention, to the Members of the

Enthusiastic & Rational, 190
Episcopal Church, in Connecti Christianity, Heathen evidences of,
cut,
150

74, 171
Adrent Sunday,

8

Answer to the Ques-
194

tion, Why was it so
On,

177

long delayed? 169
Advice, Clergyman's, to his Pa-

Christmas Hymn,

15
rishioners,

23
33, 49, 65, 81, 91
Ascension Day,

149
Hymn,

194
Sunday after,

ib.

Hymn on Luke i. v. 68.195
Advantages of the Liturgy,

73

Day, the 25th Dec. pro-
Affection to Parents,

144
ved,

159
Anecdotes,
15, 48, 80, 96

Extract from Bishop
Atheism, Thoughts on,

32

Hick's devotions for, 2009
Ash Wednesday,
68 Circumcision,

23
Clergyman's Farewell,

155
Clock Pendulum,

90
B.

Comment on the case of Naaman, il

Collects, Epistles and Gospels, 7
Baptism, History of, 76, 93, 106, Collects, an alphabetical table of, 145
121, 136, 154, 166, 184 Convention at Litchfield,

94
Baptism, private, Remarks on, 139 Convention Sermon,

94
Contentment,

127
C.

Criticism, Sacred, 71, 104, 135 151

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D.
Cautions, Hymeneal,

143
Capt. Cook, unhappy fate of, 133, 172 Decent Behavior in Church, 113, 129
Choice Divinity, -

133
Church,

Deity, a Hymn to,

79
2, 17, 40
Catechism, Lectures on,

Dialogue, between a Clergyman

and his Parishioner, 29, 41, 61,107

24, 25, 37
Constitution of,

Discourses by the Rev. E. W.

8
In Fairfield, Account of, 27

Whitaker, extracts from,
Duelling,

110, 149
Objections to the nécessity

of being in it answered, 87
A Prayer, at going into, 145

E.
A Prayer, after service,

ib.
A Guide to the

1.80 Easter, Thursday before,

187

INDEX:

Page

Page Easter Eve,

102

P.
Day,

116
Week, Monday and Tues Paraphrase on Psalm cxlviii. 12
day in,

131

On Psalm cxxii. 46 Sundays after, 132 Passion, weak,

36 Ecclesiastical Terms, explained, Parish-meeting,

16$ 6, 22, 36, 52, 84, 116 Popery revived,

86 Epiphany; 36 Prayer, the Farmer's,

63 Sundays after, 37 Prayer, the duty of,

96 Experience, religious, Thoughts on, 9 Pope's universal; strictures on, 117 Exhortation to watclifulness, 96 | Predestinarian, Jone's 1st letter to, 167 Explanation of Joshua, x. v. 12 45 Prophecy, Noah's,

192 Essays and Thoughts on various Psalms, book of,

91 subjects, 47, 64, 128, 144

An account of,

147

F.

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Fable,

60 Quere; Faitli, Justification by, 26, 39 And Works;

-14

R.
The light of,

128 Family Worship,

105 Remarks on Acts, c. xiii. v. 48. 59 Friday, Good;

102

On do.
ido. v. 46.

ib. Retirement, the necessity of 59 H:

Rites, external in religion, natüre
and efficacy of,

43 Hymn, 14, 78 Rogation days,

148 Holy Bible, Lines written in, 63 Request,

160 Rules for preachers,

46 I.

S. Infidel,

112

Sabbath, questions concerning, 123 Sacred Scriptures, the elegance and dignity of,

57, 69

12 Kings, Comment on, v. 18, second Spirits, the trial of, book of,

11 St. Stephen, St. John, and the innocent's day,

23 Sublime thought,

160 L.

Sundays, Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinquagesima,

53 Lent, Forty days of,

54

Socinianism to persons inclined to, 191 Sundays in,

69 Letter of Pliny to Trajan,

* 125 Trajan to Pliny, 126 Life, The Ocean of, an Allégorý, 30 Hunian, 142 Trinity Sunday,

102

: Logic, Modern,

12

V.
M.

Vocabulary of Scripture words, ... May Day, An Ode to,

63, 77, 120 78

79 Maximis, Marriages, Deaths, &c. 16, 32, 48,

W. 64, 80, 128, 160, 200 Melancholy, religious, a picture of, 119 Mankind, Love of, 189 Whitsunday,

161

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144 Vision,

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THE

HE title of this publication, naturally suggests, who the people are, for whom it is principally intended ; and the general design of the work. The undertaking is begun, with a deliberate sense of the labour, expense of time, and many circumstances of inconvenience, unavoidably attending it; and the enterprize is prompted, merely from a conviction of its importance. Conducted, as we trust it will be, with a pure intention, and as far as we can be responsible, a good judgment, it must be adapted to communicate information on a variety of useful and interes. ting subjects, by many, with difficulty, if at all, to be obtained in any other way. In the prosecution of the proposed plan of this monthly publication, we shall, with particular reference to the members of our Church, endeavour to furnish our readers with some historical accounts, comments, and explanations of the Fasts, and Feasts of the Church, of the Sacraments, Liturgy, and Offices, as may appear needful, to inform the ignorant, relieve the doubtful, and confirm the wavering. To these will be added, essays, dissertations, and select extracts, from the best writers, on the Foundation, Doctrines, Worship, Government and Unity of the Church, as the correct knowledge of these great points in the Christian System, is, generally speaking, all that is wanting, to give a right understanding of the economy of our Redemption, and the instituted means of Salvation. That the object may be the more completely embraced, the whole will be calculated to guard against the plausible, but dangerous reasonings of infidels and latitudinarians : Reasonings the more dangerous, because plausible, for the laying all religions upon a level; and whose pretended liberality towards religion, in every form, arises from a real coldness towards it, in any; and from their wishes to bring the thing itself, into contempt and insiga nificance.

We have a very encouraging, and noble example set us, in that country from whence we emanated, and by numbers of that Church, which gave origin to ours, and under whose fostering care, it was, for many years, nurtured. The writings of those learned and virtuous men, brought over to us, exhibit the most pleasing proofs of their vigilance, and ever to be admired abilities, in detecting the falsehoods, and repelling the subtle efforts, of the enemies of their religion, and peace,

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On the Church.

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Lic. Although, every thing that hath been said against religion, and the Church, hath been followed directly, with much better things said in favour of them ; yet, in whatever degree they may thereby have secured their own religion, and safety, the same is not also done for us. The enemies to truth and order, soon found their way here, and met with more than enough, ready to receive them, or who were already busy in the same work. Not to catch a ray of the same vigilance, and zeal, and to avail our selves of these helps, as aids to strengthen our otherwise fee, bler efforts, to screen our religion, and its professors also, from the same pests, which, in religion and morals, work, as do an armed host, to lay fenced cities in ruinous heaps : not to do this, would indeed be, to betray a criminal. insensibility, and an unpardonable lukewarmness, and indifference.

In the course of their labours, the Editors, of this work, hope to be favoured with, and particularly ask, the assistance of all the well-disposed, and able friends of our Church, and all, who will oblige them with their correspondence, it will be their study, to treat with due deference, and attention.

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S the Holy Scriptures are the rule of our faith and practice, it is fromy

them we are to learn the nature and constitution of the Christian Church, the form of its governinent, the extent of its powers, and limits of our obedience.

I. From the account which the Divine Records have given us of the Christian Church, it appears to be no confused multitude of men, independent one on another', but a well-formed and regular society. This is evident from the names and allusions by which it is described. It is called a family, whereof Christ is the Master, of whom the whole family is named. (a) It is said to be the city of the living God; (b) whence Christian people are fellow-citiLenis teith the saints. (c) And it is often mentioned as a kingdom, of which Christ is the king. Thus, in our Lord's words, Thou art Peter, and upon this rock will I build my Church, and I will gire unto thee the keys of the kingdom of Heuren ; (d) where the Church and the Kingdom of Hearen mean the Same thing. As family, a city, and a kingdom, are societies, and the Christian Church is represented by them, that must likewise be a society.

Some of the chief characters and properties of this society, as described in
Holy Scripture, are,

First, 'I hat it is not a mere voluntary society,; but one whereof men are obliged to be members, as they value their everlasting happiness ; for it is a society appointed by God, with enforcements of rewards and punishments. That it is of God's appointment is certain; for it is the Church of the living God. (e) That it is enforced with rewards and punishments is not less certuin: for remission of sins, the grace of the Holy Spirit, and eternal life, are declared to be the privileges of the Christian Church, and annexed to baptism, the constant rite of initiation into the Church; Repent and be baptized in the nume of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of ihe Holy Ghost. (f) And the consequence of negiecting to hear Christ and his apostles may be understood from Matthew x. 14. Whosoerer shall not recrire you nor hear your words, when you depart out of that house or that city, shake ojj

' the dust of your feet. Verily I suy unto you, it shall be more toleru-
(a) Eph. iii. 14, 15. (b) Heb. xii. 22. (c) Eph. ii. 19.
(d) Niat. xvi. 18, 19. (e) i Tim. iii. 15. (1) Acts ü. 38.

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