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recommend it to our readers as an addittional auxiliary in combating against, and defeating the pernicious errors concerning the nature and object of redemption, and also concerning the doctrines of atonement and justification which so generally prevail at the present time. The author has first stated from undoubted authorities, the tenets which are commonly maintained on these subjects in the Church of Scotland, and, generally, throughout the Christain church; he then proceeds to shew, from the light of genuine doctrine, how untenable these tenets are, and how much they darken the mind as to every thing truly spiritual and heavenly, and keep it bound to earth, instead of enabling it to rise to heaven. The fruits of these erroneous and pernicious doctrines have all along, from the days of Calvin, Knox, and Luther, been abundantly manifest in the church; but these fruits were probably never so bitter to the taste, giving rise to so much heart-burning, strife, dissention, &c., as at the present period in the Church of Scotland. When a spirit in every way so antichristian is manifest, and that too amongst the. clergy themselves, who ought to be "examples to the flock," it surely behoves them to look more deeply than to laypatronage for the causes of their present unchristian state of conduct and of life. These causes will be found to consist in the erroneous and pernicious doctrines which so generally prevail, and in a life too much in accordance with those unscriptural, irrational, and antichristian doctrines. For as all genuine doctrine leads to goodness, charity, and heaven, so all false doctrine has an opposite tendency. Hence the great causes of that anguish, strife, and misery, which at the present time afflicts not only the Church of Scotland but also the Church of England and of Rome, and, generally, the Christian Church. It requires but little elevation into the light of genuine truth to see that now " is the time of the end," and that "the abomination of desolation now stands in the holy place." We could wish that this Treatise might be converted into a Tract, and distributed in thousands about the country.
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These tracts announce leading and important subjects of Christian doctrine and life. Most of the arguments by which the false doctrines on these subjects are confuted, are here judiciously stated and ably confirmed by abundant testimony from Scripture, and illustrated by many rational considerations. We would particularly point out the tracts on the Resurrection, on the Atonement, Justification by Faith, and the three on the Blood of Christ, as being eminently useful. How erroneous are the prevailing opinions on these all important subjects! How obstructive to the progress of regeneration, and consequent salvation! The falses which so generally prevail as to these most momentous subjects, are like canker-worms which destroy the very roots of Christianity in the soul. The noblest effort of charity to do good is that of propagating truth, because by truth we are led to goodness, to holiness, and to heaven. Let every person, therefore, who is concerned about the real good of his fellow-men, procure an abundance of these tracts (for they are extremely cheap) and distribute them to his friends and his neighbours all around.
MANCHESTER NEW CHURCH MISSIONARY
The committee of this institution beg to hood, but, if our funds allowed, might be
call the attention of their friends to its more extensively employed with much
present position, the treasurer being en- advantage; and still further extend our
tirely without funds. At the close of works by the distribution of tracts
last year, your committee issued a cir- throughout the country, and thus in
cular appealing to the friends of the crease the good already effected by the
church for increased support; this was tract society.
responded to by many, but not to the The Rev. R. Storry has recently been
extent required; but we earnestly hope engaged under the auspices of your com
that all those who feel an interest in ex- mittee, in visiting our friends in the
tending our doctrines, will now come for- North Riding of Yorkshire, where he has
ward and support an institution whose been employed delivering lectures on the
claims stand so high. New Church doctrines, which have been
Your committee feel much pleasure in very favourably received, and from the
having the efficient services of twenty- accounts given, we have no doubt, will
nine ministers and missionaries in con- be productive of much good, for the re
nexion with this institution, whose labours ception given to the minister of the
are chiefly confined to this neighbour- church in that district fully evinces the
N. s. NO. 36.—Vol. 3. 3 Q
estimation in which these efforts to increase the knowledge of the truth are held by the friends there. Mr. Storry's visit can scarcely be considered as a missionary visit. Your committee being entirely without funds, were reluctantly compelled to limit him both in time and distance, but from the spirit manifested, it is quite evident, that a wide and extensive field is open for the cultivation of the object in view.
Your committee have recently been called upon to re-establish in a large and populous town in Cheshire, a society which for many years has become almost extinct, to which we have cheerfully complied, as far as our means allowed, but unless increased support is afforded, it is feared it cannot long be sustained with that vigour which should ever attend such an undertaking.
Your committee have also been in communication with a few zealous friends who are very desirous to establish in a large manufacturing town in this county, a New Church society, where every facility is offered for its permanent foundation, and in addition to many other advantages, a minister who has always been most active in missionary labours, has kindly agreed to deliver gratuitously to the society a lecture every fortnight for twelve months; but cheering as this opening appears, we can at present render no assistance for want of pecuniary means.
Applications have been made for the
delivery of lectures during the winter months, and for missionary assistance in various other ways, all of which we are compelled to decline, not having sufficient funds tp sustain all the societies usually dependant upon us for missionary aid. More might be urged in its behalf, but we trust, enough has been stated to shew the present position of the institution, which, if only supported as its great importance requires, will soon become a invaluable aid to the church at large.
Your committee trust they will not be thought too urgent in again appealing to their friends for increased aid, and particularly those at a distance, whose calls may not be so numerous, feeling assured that the noble work entrusted to our care will not be allowed to languish for want of adequate support. In conclusion, we earnestly solicit your co-operation and assistance, and by thus exercising the "talent" entrusted to our care, we shall become prepared for that future state where our faith, charity, and " good works" here, will fit us to become inhabitants of a glorious kingdom hereafter.
Communications containing any suggestions for the improvement of the society, will be thankfully received by the secretary, Mr. T. Selby, Windsor Bridge, Salford, and contributions, for which Post Office orders are available, by the treasurer, Mr. Broadfield, Cateaton Street, Manchester.
CONCLUDING ADDRESS OF THE EDITORS.
In concluding the third volume of the New Series of this Periodical, the Editors embrace this opportunity of expressing their sincere acknowledgments to their correspondents and friends, for the assistance they have enjoyed in presenting this Magazine to the Public. One of the Editors, who now retires from the office with which he has been honoured for the last three years, is deeply mindful of the kind assistance of those correspondents who have sent him their communications, and hopes they will continue to assist and patronize a periodical, which, if efficiently conducted, cannot fail to promote the holy cause of goodness and truth.
According to a resolution of the late General Conference, the editorial department has been altered. In order to give the work a greater concentration, it has been deemed advisable to have but one editor, who can in every case of difficulty and doubt, consult a council, or two or three of his brethren, for the purpose of assisting his judgment, and relieving him from the entire burden of responsibility, either in admitting or rejecting papers, which, in the estimation of some, might not be considered calculated to promote the good cause, which the Repository has now for thirty years, been established to advance.
As the communication between all parts of the kingdom is now so speedy and regular, that every town of importance may be considered as a centre of communication, still acknowledging the metropolis as the great centre of publication and national business, it has also been deemed advisable, for the present at least, to print this periodical in Manchester; especially, as, according to the report of the committee appointed to examine into the expenses attending the printing, &c. of the Repository, it was found, from estimates and specimens of printing, paper, &c., that it could be printed at Manchester equally as well as heretofore, at a saving of between £50 and £60 per annum. This measure will, we think, be seen by every person to be just and proper, particularly as the funds for the printing of the Magazine, are, by no means, in an affluent state.
The two agents in London, appointed by Conference, for the sale of its publications, Mr. Hodson, 112, Fleet Street, and Mr. Newbery, 6, Chenies Street, Beford Square, will be supplied with the work in abundance of time to transmit it to all parts of the kingdom, by the first of each month. These agents are, therefore, referred to as the responsible parties for the-due transmission of the Magazine to those societies and booksellers who take in the work.
All communications will, in future, be sent to the Editor, No. 2, Ordsall Terrace, Regent Road, Salford.
Accrington, Farewell to dear friends
emigrating from, 178
Hebrew is the basis of the Science of
Notes, 41, 121
Meaning of the terms of, 370, 467
and Nature of, 285
Ministry of, 292
correspond to the existing State of, 13
Swedenborg was mad, 146
occasioned by the Rey. G. Gibbon's
Basis of, 89, 165 a Practical Science, 135,
. in the Spiritual world is
with its inhabitants, &c., 207
ence of, 244
Duties of the Father of a Family, 209
the Ministry of the New Church, 292
Poems, 81 from the Correspondence of the
late Mr. Salmon, 393
. of Salt, 374
the, 85, 141, 170,217, 256
of a Man and of a Spirit, 281
Family Prayer, the Eminent Uses of, 128
Folly of interpreting the Word in a lite-
Freedom of a Man and a Spirit, distinc-
Ferelius' Letter concerning Swedenborg,
Fourier's System and the London Pha-
Gibbon's, Rev. G., Recent Attack, Re-
Goodness, the great importance of Truth
Good, the, of the External Man, On the
Comparative Inefficacy of, 401
Health of the Body and Mind, On the
"Hear the Church," 382, 418, 456
Heaven, the Word is for ever settled in,
Hebrew, the Basis of the Science of
History of Balaam and Balak, 41, 121
Hymn-Hook, Conference, Remarks on
Importance of Truth as well as of good
Infants, an Additional Use of the Bap-
Interpretation, of Mai. iii. 3, 4, 392
Invention by Swedenborg of a New Stove
of a New Me-
Languages, Of the Dead, 373, 426
Letter, Swedenborg's, to Dr. Menandez,
j.' concerning Charles
-the 12th, 161
"to Dr. Beyer, 296
Letter to Ferelius concerning Sweden-
Letter to a Friend, answering objections