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2. Every one who hears the gos evidence of regeneration, and of pel has sufficient evidence that some degree of sanctification, or we Christ will certainly save him if he can have no evidence of our own exercises evangelical faith:
personal election, redemption, jus: 3. Therefore every one who hears tification, and final deliverance from the gospel ought to believe, that the
and curse of sin. Christ will certainly save him if he In chapter VIII. our author atexercises evangelical faith. Finally, | tempts to prove, by an examination
1. Saving faith does not consist of several passages of scripture, in believing a proposition which is such as this, o who will have all no object of saving faith:
men to be saved, and to come unto 2. But, that Christ is able and the knowledge of the truth ;" that willing to save an unelected man, is Jesus Christ is able and willing to no object of saving faith :
save every sinner, without one ex3. Therefore, saving faith does ception; and that therefore the not consist in believing that Christ righteousness which he wrought is is able and willing to save an un adequate to the actual justification elected man.
of all: but since our brother conAny one who should believe this, ductor, the Rev. S. B. W. has sufwould have faith on this subject in ficiently exposed the errors of this the testimony of some one else than chapter in the 7th number of our the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Magazine, (p: 309 to 314), it will Every statement of God is true, and here be passed without further noought to be believed by every intel tice.
E. S. E. ligent being, who knows it to be his,'
(To be continued.) from perfect confidence in his competence and veracity. The unelect
Heligious Intelligence. among men, even if they knew themselves to be unelected, ought, as a matter of justice, from regard to the
Extracts from the Report of the immutable truth of the divine na
Board of Missions to the General ture, to assent to
Assembly in May last. tion of Jehovah's testimony. Yea, The Board of Missions submit to even the devils ought to believe, and
the General Assembly the followthey do most unwillingly believe the ing report of their proceedings durtruth of all God's propositions stated ing the last year. to them. It is vain, therefore, to at In addition to the appointments tempt to prove by sophistical syl- || published in the appendix to the logisms, that faith is not a duty in Assembly's printed extracts, sevethe unelected. One thing shall be ral others were made. cheerfully accorded, that it is not the duty of a man who knows him
MR. ADAM W. PLATT self to be unelected, if there is any Was appointed for six months in such man on earth, to believe that the state of Indiana; and Christ can save him, without overturning the decrees of God: and
MR. WILLIAM B. BARTON another thing we assert, that until For six months in the same state, in a man knows, that he has exercised the place of Mr. Vancourt, who resaving faith, or has come to Christ, turned his commission: both these he cannot believe without presump missionaries were directed to aption, that God has accepted of an ply for advice in regard to their atonement for his sins; that Jesus routes, to a committee of missions died to save him; and that Christ at Madison. designs, desires, and wills to effect The Board having received inhis final salvation. We must have formation how much missionaries
were needed in Georgia, and having || daga, under the authority granted to reason to believe that the expense them by this Board. He was inof a mission would be defrayed by
structed to labour on missionary the Synod of South Carolina and ground in that part of the presbyteGeorgia, determined to commission ry which lies north of the Seneca two missionaries to itinerate in that turnpike, at discretion. He attend. state, six months each, and to place
ed one conference .meeting, one them under the direction of the meeting of a session, administered aforesaid synod or their committee. the Lord's supper once, baptized Accordingly, as soon as Messrs. six infants, and preached 55 serAzariah G. Orton, and Charles J. mons. The success of his labours Hinsdale were recommended by one will appear from the statement given of the Professors of the Theological in the concluding paragraphs of his Seminary, they were appointed to journal. this service.
“I have laboured in a region where MR. JAMES WILLIAMSON
missionaries are much needed : and al.
though, during the term of my mission, I Was appointed for six months in had not the satisfaction of seeing any very that region which lies between special revival under the word, yet I trust Willkesbarre and Tioga Point, my labours have not been altogether in Montrose, and the adjacent country:
vain. I think I can say that Christians in
many instances have been quickened and MR. HENRY SAFFORD,
comforted, and that I have been instru
mental of exciting an increased attention For five months in West Jersey, un to the means of grace. I have been corder the direction of the Domestic dially received in all places, and treated in Missionary Society of West Jer a respectful manner. And gratitude for sey; from whom it was expected he
the favour which the Assembly have con
ferred on them, has appeared to be genewould receive half of his
compensa rally felt by such as regard religion. tion.
“I would add, that in two of the places, MR. REMEMBRANCE CHAMBERLAIN
viz. the first congregation in Camillus, and
the third congregation in Manlius, where Had been appointed a little before I laboured as a missionary, there comthe meeting of the last Assembly, menced, not long after the period of my for three months, in Kentucky; and
leaving them, a special work of divine
grace, which still continues, and affords a was afterwards commissioned for
very encouraging prospect. This fact, four months in the state of Georgia. with other circumstances which I could
A letter from the Lexington Mis name, induces me to think that my labours sionary Society was received, in
while in the service of the General Assemforming this Board that they had
bly, were in some measure contributory to
these revivals. I would state with regard voted a donation of $100 to the As
to the first congregation in Camillus, sembly's missionary fund; and con (which meets in the village of Elbridge) taining a request that a missionary that, having been released from my pasmight be employed on missionary toral charge in Pomfrey, I am at present
labouring in said congregation, in conground within their bounds; in con
nexion with the second congregation, in sequence of which the Board ap the same town, which opens a great field pointed Mr. Isaac Bard, lately a of labour and usefulness. And while I am student in your seminary, to labour preparing this statement, (viz. March 7th)
I have the satisfaction to witness the triin that region three months.
umph of divine grace in the hopeful conAt a late meeting, a number of
version of a number of sinners, and the seappointments were made that will
rious conviction of many more in said conbe noticed in the list to be published gregation. The work is spreading, and
Zion is made to rejoice. I consider my
being employed as a missionary as an imThe Rev. JABEZ CHADWICK portant step which led to my establish
ment here, where the Lord is now show. Was appointed a missionary for two
ing his salvation. Indeed my first minimonths, by the Presbytery of Onon strations at Elbridge as a missionary, were Vol. I.
for this year.
attended with some glimmerings of light. versally his practice to converse I would, therefore, humbly hope, on the with their members individually, to whole, that my labours while in the service of the Assembly, have not been altogether
make general and particular exhorin vain. Let God have all the praise.”
tations, to pray with the families,
and to distribute tracts and other THE Rev. Hugh Wallis lessons of instruction. In Danube Has reported the fulfilment of his he ordained two elders and ormission of two months in the Hol
ganized the session. He closes his land Purchase. He preached 54
journal with the following remarks, sermons, made 97 family visits, at from which it will appear
that there tended 10 prayer-meetings and con
is reason to believe that the labours ferences, baptized 2 adults and 9
of your missionary has been benechildren, administered the Lord's
ficial to the interests of religion. supper 6 times, and admitted to the
“Since the expiration of my term of lacommunion 10 individuals.
bours for the General Assembly, by the One passage, which gives a brief
aid of the Youth's Missionary Society, and account of a revival of religion, will the exertions of the people at Danube, I be read from his journal.
have continued to labour one half of the
time at that place, with a favourable pros“I rode 11 miles, to Jackson's settle pect. They have now almost completed ment on the Cataragus Creek in China, the repairs of the church. There is consi. made 2 family visits, und in the evening derable serious attention to religion-some preached to a full and solemn audience. hopeful instances of conversion-great atIn this place there is a pleasing revival of tention to the word, and a prospect of religion.
establishing a church on very different “Sabbath. I preached 2 sermons to a grounds from what has ever been practised crowded and solemn audience. In the among them. There is also considerable evening I preached to an audience nearly serious attention, and some instances of as large, and as attentive as in the day hopeful conversion at Little Falls, where time.
I labour the other half of my time.” “I spent next day in visiting from house to house, and in conversing with those who
MR. JOSEPH B. FELT were either the hopeful subjects of grace, or under the influence of deep concern for
Was appointed under the authority the salvation of their souls. In the course
of the Board, by the presbytery of of the day I visited 7 families, and gave New York, to itinerate two months such instructions as I judged proper. I in the county of West Chester, preached in the evening to a crowded and solemn audience. The awakening begun
New York. He speaks of this rein July; and at the time I was in the settle
gion as “a moral wilderness.” In ment, I was informed about 50 entertained the course of his mission he visited a hope that they had experienced reli many families, but seldom was region."
ceived in a manner to encourage The Rev. HEZEKIAH N. Wood
him to repeat his call. One man objected that it " was rendering re
ligion too cheap to bring it from the Has reported the fulfilment of his church to the dwelling-house;" anmission of two months, in the coun other, an old
man, was in a great ties of Montgomery and Herkimer,
rage, because Mr. F. inquired reNew York. Besides a number of spectfully of him, if he were prelectures for expounding the scrip pared for his end." A respectable tures, and attending prayer-meet sady seemed ruffled when addressed ings, he preached 39 sermons, visit on the subject of religion, and ed 53 families, attended meetings
it as her opinion, that “ of sessions, visited schools, and in thing to do with sacred things, exstructed children, and made nume
cept on the Sabbath."
Another rous calls for pious purposes. Mr. head of a family "was displeased at W. informs the Board that in his his calling and conversation. He visits to families, it was almost uni wished for nobody to trouble him
about his soul.” This region, how southern bank, through a fertile plain ever, Mr. F. considers good mis
several miles wide, with verdant hills on sionary ground, and deserving at
the north and south, and several small viltention. At the close of his journal
lages at the foot of them. At half past 9
we crossed the river again, and stopped for he remarks, "My heart would be the night at the house of Immanuel. He much lighter did
contain the news is a Greek. His house stands on the river's that hundreds had come over to the
bank with a mill in one end of it. He soon Lord's side,” &c.
told us, that our letter of introduction sta
ted that we are ministers of the Gospel, The Rev. CHARLES WEBSTER much interested for the Greeks, and carry
about books for distribution among them; Has sent the following account of
adding, that they had lately built a church his mission for three months, on in this neighbourhood; and it would be, missionary ground in the vicinity of a great charity if we would leave a few the congregation of Hempstead,
books here.” We ascertained that five,
out of 10 or 12 men about the mill, are Long Island.
able to read, and gave them tracts; we also “I have laboured three months within gave a number to Immanuel for the priest the vicinity of Hempstead, comprehend. and others. ing Rockaway, Christian Hook, Merrick, Thursday, 9.-Pursued our course along and Harricks; each of these are distinct the same plain. In 4 hours passed through societies, in which I preach in rotation. a considerable village called Soma. The Our meetings during the past year have inhabitants are principally Turks-about increased in numbers and solemnity. Se 70 families are Greeks. In two hours and veral have become hopefully converted to a half from Soma we reached Kircagasch, the Christian faith, and have connected and stopped for dinner. This town is themselves with the church at Hempstead, situated at the foot of a high mountain of and are walking in the order of the gos limestone, called on the maps Temnus, pel. More attention has been paid to on the south side of the plain. It is said Biblical and catechetical instruction than to contain 10,000 inhabitants, (viz.) 8,000 formerly. We have had four Bible classes, Turks, 1,000 Greeks and 1,000 Armenians. containing in the whole about 75 youths. There are 11 mosques, and one Greek, In two of these classes we have made use and one Armenian church. Left a numof Dr. M‘Dowell's Bible Questions. They ber of tracts for the Greeks. At 3 o'clock bave proved very beneficial in exciting a we set out from Kircagasch, and pursued spirit of religious inquiry in the neighbour our way, at the foot of mount Temnus. hood of these classes. And the Branch Passed two small Turkish villages. The Bible Society have disposed of a larger principal productions in this part of the number of copies of the scriptures in those country are grain, cotton, tobacco and places, than in the three former years. pasturage for flocks. At one time we
Three prayer-meetings have been kept up counted 500 cattle together attended by in the week within the mission, beside two the herdsmen and their dogs; in another meetings for the monthly concert. The flock were about as many goats, and in Sabbath schools, mentioned in a former re others a still greater number of sheep. port, still continue to flourish. The one at Rockaway has been blessed in the conver
Arrival at Thyatira. sion of several of the blacks. One of the At 8 o'clock we reached Thyatira, now most interesting was a child of about ten Akhisar, ayd put up at a khan. Imme. years old, who gave very satisfactory evi diately after we arrived, a heavy rain comdence in his death, that the Spirit of God menced. At Pergamos we were told, that had operated on his heart.
within a few weeks 8 men have been kill“I have preached and lectured 69 times, ed by robbers, at different times, on the attended funerals, and visited the sick, road between that place and this. We reading the scriptures and praying with saw a man at Pergamos, who was attacked them.;
about 2 years ago, on this road, and left (To be continued.)
for dead. He still carries a scar in his cheek, in consequence of the wound which he then received. All these barbarities,
however, were perpetrated in the night. PALESTINE MISSION.
We were uniformly told, that in the day
time no danger is to be apprehended. Extracts from the Journal of Messrs. Par.
Still our attendants showed strong signs of sons and Fisk.
fear; and it was not without difficulty that Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1820.-At half past we persuaded them to leave Kircagasch one we left Pergamos: at three we crossed with the prospect of being out a few hours the Caicus, and pursued our way along the after dark. From all dangers, seen and
FROM THE MISSIONARY HERALD.
unseen, God has mercifully preserved us. narrow and dirty, and every thing indicates May our spared lives be wholly his. We poverty and degradation. read the address to the church in Thyatira, There has been some doubt whether prayed to that God, whom saints of old Ak-hisar is really the ancient Thyatira. worshipped in this place, and then retired There is a town called Tyra, or Thyra, to rest, commending this city, once be. between Ephesus and Laodicea, which loved, to the compassion of our Redeemer. some have supposed to be Thyatira. But
we have with us the Rev, Mr. Lindsay's Description of the City.
letter, in which he gives an account of his Friday, 10.-We had a letter of intro visit to the seven churches. Ak-hisar is duction from a Greek in Smyrna to Eco the place which he called Thyatira, withnomo, the Bishop's procurator, and a prin out even suggesting any doubt about it. cipal man among the Greeks in this town. When we inquired in Smyrna for a letter This morning we sent the letter, and he of introduction to Thyatira, they gave us immediately called on us. We then con one to this place. The Bishop, priest versed some time respecting the town. and professors, at Haivali, and the priests He says the Turks have destroyed all in Pergamos, and in this town, have all remnants of the ancient church; and even spoken of Ak-hisar and Thyatira, as being the place where it stood is now unknown.
In the inscription, which we At present, there are in the town 1,000 copied, the place is called Thyatira. St. houses for which taxes are paid to the John addressed the seven churches in the government, besides 2 or 300 small huts. order in which they are situated, beginThere are about 350 Greek houses, and ning with Ephesus and closing with Lao25 or 30 belonging to Armenians. The dicea. If Ak-hisar is Thyatira, this order others are all Turkish. There are 9 is complete; if not, it is broken. mosques, 1 Greek, and 1 Armenian church;
Saturday, 11.-Went to the Armenian 4 or 5 Greek priests, and 1 Armenian. The church, at the time of morning prayers. Greeks know something of the Romaic, About 30 were present. and the Armenians of the Armenian language; but the common language of all
Journey to Sart. classes is Turkish. The Greeks write it At 7 we set out for Sardis. Passed in in Greek letters; the Armenians in Arme sight of 3 or 4 small villages, and at half nian letters. A young Armenian, who is after eleven stopped to dine at a village learning to read it with the Turkish letters, called Marmora. It has 4 mosques and 1 called on us, and read a little in a Turkish Greek church with two priests. The Testament, the translation of De Sacy, and whole number of houses is said to be 4 we gave him one of them.
or 500, of which 50 are Greek. Gave Showed our Romaic Testaments to Eco. some tracts to one of the priests and to nomo. He says they have the one, which several others. At one we resumed our Mr. Lindsay gave them five years ago, and journey. At two came in sight of a lake, are much pleased with it. He then went and made a bend around the west side with us to visit the schools. The first is of it. At four we ascended a hill, and taught by a priest, and consists of 50 scho saw before us an extensive plain, through lars. The second is taught by a layman, which the Hermus runs, and beyond it and consists of 20. Supplied them with Mount Tmolus extending to the east and tracts. Copied a long Greek inscription west as far as the eye could reach. At on a stone erected by Fabius Zosimus, at the foot of this mountain stood Sardis, the the tomb of his wife. When we returned great capital of the Lydian kings, and the to our room, a lad came to us for tracts. city of the far-famed Cresus. We crossed He and five or six other boys are taught the plain obliquely, bearing to the east, by a priest, and do not attend the public and reached Sardis, now called Sart, at schools. After hearing him read a little, half past six, in 10 hours travel from Thyand asking him a number of questions, atira; course a little east of south. we gave him tracts for himself and his Found difficulty in procuring a lodging; companions. A man, who has a school of
at length put up in a hut occupied by a 6 children, saw one of the tracts which we Turk. It was about 10 feet square, the had given away, and sent to us for some. walls of earth, the roof of bushes and poles We visited his school and supplied his covered with soil, and grass growing on it. pupils. Gave a Testament to the priests. There was neither chair, table, bed nor
Thyatira is situated near a small river, a floor in the habitatior The Turk seembranch of the Caicus, in the centre of an ed to live principally by his pipe and his extensive plain. At the distance of 3 or coffee, 4 miles it is almost completely surrounded by mountains. The houses are low, many
A Sabbath in Sardis. of them mud or earth. Excepting the Lord's
's Day, Nov. 12.-After our mornMoslem's palace, there is scarcely a de. ing devotions, we took some traets and a cent house in the place. The streets are Testament and went to a mill, near us,