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When man had been created, and out of him his bride,
Adam was not deceived and utter death incurred,
Most justly were they banished from Eden and the Tree,
And ere the man was exiled with his less guilty wife,
Outside the bounds of Eden a sinful race arose,
The Woman's Seed predicted in greatest mystery came;
Incensed with subtle hatred the Serpent sought the Seed,
Filled with the Holy Spirit—the Son of God confessed,
For Jesus triumphed gloriously over all his mighty foes,
He rose again immortal-He reigns in life on high,
By grace of God the Father we now in Christ believe,
But when Messiah's kingdom of “ thousand years” is past,
The Episode of Evil till then moves on its way;
So that, in absoluteness, “ God may be all in all."
SIGHING FOR RELIEF. felt when a younger man.
He felt DEAR SIR,- In the course of the the burden of the Lord, but he discussions which have been taking dared not forbear proclaiming what place among the United Presbyte- he believed to be the truth. They rian clergymen here, over the case of would all feel it a relief if they Mr. Macrae, of Gourock, many could, on an honest interpretation of things bave been said, deeply sug. the Bible, come to the conclusion that gestive of the utter perplexity in sin and misery would ultimately which the traditional dogma of end- perish in God's universe. If, on an less misery has landed its advocates; hovest and conscientious interpretabut none more significant than the tion of the Scriptures, they could following words of Dr. Joseph come to such a conclusion, that Brown, of this city. After depreca- would be such a relief, that he ting the “ presumption of Mr. thought a man might be willing to Macrae's" sitting in judgment on sacrifice his position in any Church the Divine“ government”—(which, in Christendom in order to enjoy by the way, was scarcely what Mr. that comfort and the joy of preachMacrae was doing in denouncing a
ing it.” misrepresentation of the revealed It is impossible not to sympathise method of that government)- Dr. with the venerable speaker in bis Brown went on to say :-“ He did distress. Yet it seems to me that not wonder that Mr. Macrae had the wished for “relief,” is found in felt the burden of the punishment his own words, had he but the wisof the lost. They had all felt that dom or the courage to apply it. that was the burden of the Lord; He wishes he could believe " that and the longer he lived and preached, sin and misery would ultimately he felt more the burden, and spoke perish in God's universe” – by upon that snbject with a tremulous- which term he means, become extinct, ness and solemnity on his spirit come to an end, cease to be. Suppose, that he did not remember to have then, that be apply to the Scripture
use of the same term, the interpre- most persistent of hallucinations, tation " he would have us pot upon which bids Dr. Brown, and his it in his own lips. He would then fellows maintain that sinners are be able both to warn and to persuade imperishable—in spite of the commen without the overwhelming sense bined and emphatic testimony of that he was charged with a message both the silence and the speech of whose justice he could scarcely Scripture to the contrary. venture to defend. He would be
M. W. STRANG. able to proclaim the true burden of the Lord against the impenitent- Mount Florida, Glasgow.
. heavy, doubtless, as all threats of penalty must be, yet credible" Except ye repent, ye shall all CONSTABLE'S WORKS. likewise perish." (Luke xiii. 3, 5; Dear Sir, I have several copies also 2 Peter ii. 12.) And with
on band of my works on what fresh meaning would he be
Duration and Nature of Future able to beseech men to betake them
Punishment and " Hades." I selves to the fountain of life, opened
should be glad if the friends of the up in the love of Him who came
truth would help me to circulate into the world, “ that whosoever
the above at 3s. 6d. per copy, post believeth in Him should not perish, free. Apply with post office order but have everlasting life !" I know
or stamps to of nothing which can prevent the
Rev. Henry CONSTABLE, acceptance of such a method of interpretation as “ honest and con
34, St. Thomas Road, scientious,"except that strangest and
The Infidel Apostasy of the Last Anglo-Israelism Refuted. A Lec
A Days. London: Haughton and ture, By Robert Roberts, of Co.
Birmingham. London: Pitman. True enough, there will be such This is in reply to a lecture by an apostasy--there is, and has been Edward Hine. What Mr. Hine for centuries, and it will grow worse; said we do not know; but of this but an address delivered in 1869, we are quite sure, that Mr. Roberts, with “ Introduction” dated clever as he is, will never refute 1878, though the subject is always Anglo-Israelism. Some of the arimportant, is somewhat out of date guments in the lecture are very weak for a notice.
for a strong man like Mr. Roberts.
THE RAINBOW: I Magazine of Christian Literature, with Special Reference to the
Rebealed future of the Church and tge World.
CONDITIONAL IMMORTALITY ASSOCIATION. HE Second Annual Conference of the above Association will
(D.V.) be held in Maberly Chapel, Balls Pond Road, Kingsland, London, N., on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 1879.
The following is the plan of services and meetings to be held on the occasion : SUNDAY, August 31st.-Special sermons will be delivered in the
London District, in the chapels shown in the “Visitors'
Guide.” Monday, September 1st.-A meeting of the “ Central Board” to
prepare reports and digest of business. Tea at 4. Meeting at
5 p.m. Tuesday, September 2nd.
9.30 a.m. Meeting for prayer. 10.30 a.m. Meeting of Delegates and Subscribers. (At each
day's (morning) meetings, the President, Henry J. Ward,
Esq., of Liverpool, will preside.) 1.30 p.m. Public dinner, tickets 1s. 3d. each. (N.B.- Dinner
will be provided each day of the Conference at the same time
and price.) 3.0 p.m. Public meeting. Chairman-Rev. W. Lcask, D.D., who will also preside at each day's (afternoon) meetings. Paper by Rev. Henry Constable, M.A., late Prebendary of Cork,
Conditional Immortality Tested by Admitted Doctrines."
on the Nature and Constitution of Man, and his Redemption
therefrom." N.B.-At the afternoon meetings twenty minutes will be allowed,
following each paper, for questions or remarks thereon; the reader having the right to reply.