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man of sin,' connected as he must be with different tale. As the successor of Peter, the an early apostasy from the truth, but in the Pope is verily "the king of kings, and the head of the Papal system ? He was the re- lord of lords.' Papists find it convenient,' sult, and the actual creation of a tremendous observes Dr. Anderson, “at present, to deny falling away from pure and primitive Christi- that he makes any claim of secular jurisdicanity. Nor is there anything opposed to tion; but they do so in contradiction of a sober history and fact in describing the suc. thousand historical facts, and an open avowal cessional head of the Papacy by the oppro- of principles wherever it has been safe to brious epithets here employed by Paul.” make it. Hear what was said and transacted
Again, on the topic, “ The Prophetic At- at the coronation of Pio Nono. Three days tributes of the "Man of Sin,” Dr. Morison after his inauguration as supreme Pontiff, “ he uses the following striking and conclusive presented himself aloft on the balcony of the arguments:
same edifice, when the oldest cardinal ap* Two characteristics are here named: he proached him, and removed from his head the must have opposed and exalted himself mitre and replaced it with the crown, utterabove all that is called god, or that is wor- ing these words, 'Receive the Tiara or triple shipped,'--and he must have sat 'as God in crown, and know that thou art the Father ot. the temple of God, showing himself that he | Princes, and the King and Ruler of,—the is God.
small patrimony of St. Peter in Italy?“1. Take the first prophetic note of re- faugh!- King and Ruler of the world !" cognition ;-is it not palpably fulfilled? Has Think, brethren, of the insolence of that; not the head of the Papal system 'opposed think of its impotence: but, especially, think and exalted himself above all that is called of the manner in which that tiara attracts for god, or that is worshipped'? But in order his brow the lightnings of this prophecy, to to feel the conviction which Paul presses upon brand him as the man of sin' of whom we us, we must understand him as here speak- are in quest, as one who 'exalts himself above ing, not of the true God, nor of any heathen all that is called god.'” deity, but of the same kind of gods of whom “ Take these unblushing pretensions, and Christ speaks when he said to the Jews, 'Is | interpret them by the facts of history, and it not written in your law, I said, Ye are you will then see how literally Paul's pregods? If he called them gods unto whom the diction has been fulfilled by the Pope's asword of God came, and the Scripture cannot sumptions, both spiritual and temporal. Time be broken; say ye of him whom the Father was, when the religious and political funchath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou tionaries of Europe sat crouching at his blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of feet, and when kings and emperors, no less God?' (Jolin x. 34–36.) If Paul had than the ministers and professors of religion, meant the living and true God, he would not were his absolute and helpless vassals. To have used the phrase, all that is called god.' kiss his toe, to hold his stirrup, or to stand He has no such meaning ; but taking the suppliant at his gate, was the high game term 'goul, as it was well known to be used, to of kings in the middle ages; and we predict express distinguished office or rank of any that it will be their game once more, if they kind, whether secular or spiritual, he makes do not with determined energy ignore for ever it a distinct mark of the man of sin, that his preposterous claims. he 'opposeth and exalteth himself above all * 2. But the second prophetic sign is as that is, thus, by way of accommodation, distinctly fulfilled as the first. Ilas not the *called god, or is worshipped;' that is, with Pope sat' in the temple of God, showing himsuch worship, homage, and respect, as are selt that he is God '? Here it is rendered given to such earthly dignities. Now we are certain that the man of sin’ is an ecclesias. prepared to maintain, that above all these, the tical functionary ; and this answers expressly Papal system, with its formidable head, the to the head of the Papal apostasy. He has Pope, has literally exalted itself. Every tyro ever snt, at least by profession, 'in the temin history knows that the Pope, as Universal ple of God.' The phrase has no connexion Bishop, has claimed supremacy over all other with the Jewish temple, except such as arises bishops, and over all spiritual functionaries, from symbolical reference. In Paul's writand churches, and individuals, and even ings, the word is much used ; and never in heretics themselves. To this hour, and in a reference to the temple at Jerusalem. I recent bull, the Pope claims the world as his submit that it must mean the Christian fold, and even old England itself, though Church. “Know ye not,' said Paul to the three hundred years ago it shook off his Corinthians, 'that ye are the temple of God, tyrannous yoke.
and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? * Nor has he less usurped the temporal If any man detile the temple of God, him shall than the spiritual. English and Irish Catho- | God destroy ; for the temple of God is hely, lics may tell us that he aflects nothing but which temple ye are' (1 Cor. ii. 16, 17). the spiritual : but history tells us a very And again, speaking of the purity of Chris
tian fellowship, which ought to distinguish | the adaptation of the Christian Religion to the the New Testament Church, the apostle in-capacity of the Child; and the Sunday-school dignantly asks, 'And what agreement hath as a means of applying it to the mind of the the temple of God with idols? for ye are the Child. temple of the living God.' (2 Cor. vi. 16.)
á The Pope, then, had his place, from the What is POPERY? A Catechism of the earliest revelation of his power and preten- Principles, Doctrines, and Practices of the sion as the man of sin,' in the professedly 6
Roman Catholic Church. By Join HAYChristian Church. Now, dons it accord with
DEN. Small 8vo. pp. 48. history and fact, that he' as God' has sat
Jackson and Walford. in the temple of God, showing himself that
The catechetical form of instruction has he is God'? We say, boldly and fearlessly, great advantages for the young, and others that this has ever been his blasphemous claim.
possessed of limited knowledge. We are He has mimicked God's power, God's autho- glad to hail every kind of honourable and rity, God's wisdom, and God's infallibility. scriptural warfare with the Papal system, Look at the portentous office which he with which, in these times, there ought to be claims, when he declares himself to be
no truce for a single hour. Mr. Hayden's • Christ's Vicar on earth. He is not his re.
catechism is full of good information, in representative — his ambassador, merely,--but ference both to Protestant and Popish dochis very substitute : he assumes to occupy trines; and will prove an admirable work for his place, and though a puny worm of dust, distribution among the cottages of the poor, wields his awful prerogative, pretending to
which are so often infested, about our large exercise dominion over the visible and invi
towns and cities, by the emissaries of Rome. sible worlds, and with infallible skill to regu
We thank Mr. Hayden for a seasonable and late and control all that pertains to the universal church. I am not aware that he has question “What is Popery?” We hope it
well-digested catechism upon the single ever taken to himself the name of God; but will be circulated by thousands and tens of it has been given him a thousand times, with
thousands. out rebuke on his part; and he who affects Divine attributes, and claims to act in God's
DANGER AND DUTY; or a few Words on place, need not scruple the additional blasphemy of saying that he is God. But if he
Popery and Puscyism, and the Present Slate has abstained from this, his thcologians and
of the Times, in connexion with Truth, the councils which have been subject to him,
Righteousness, and Peace. By the Rev. have employed the current title of our Lord
RICHARD MARKS, Vicar of Great MasGod, his Iloliness the Pope ;' and unblushingly
senden, Bucks. Tenth edition, small 8vo. it has been claimed for him by the canonists
London: James Nisbet and Co. of the Papal apostasy, that the sentence of the Pope is the same as that of God, so that Tus is a noble protest for apostolic truth from him to God there is no appeal. His and genuine Catholicism; the Catholicism tribunal and that of God is the same.'» not of the schools, but of the Bible. We To these extracts we are persuaded no
shall be glad to hear of its being in the hunthing need be added. When they have been dredth edition. perused, we cannot doubt that every intelligent Protestant will endeavour to give the BRIEF NOTICES OF THE LIFE AND Miniswidest possible circulation
to this very
TERIAL LABOURS OF TIIE REV. JOHN masterly Tract, as eminently adapted to
DENNANT, forty-four years Postor of the the present times.
Independent Church at Halesworth, Suffolk; VERITAS.
with the Funeral Sermon preached to the
Church, on the Lord's-day after his death. CHRISTIANITY AS APPLIED TO THE MIND
By John FLOWER, Jun. 8vo. pp. 46. OF A CHILD IN THE SUNDAY-SCHOOL. A
London: John Snow. Sermon by the Rev. ALBERT BARNES. MR. DENNANT was a truly primitive cha18mo. pp. 48.
racter, who made full proof of his ministry, Benjamin L. Green.
and left behind him a bright and unstained This is a fine effort, from the pen of Mr. reputation for vital goodness and ministerial Barnes, and is calculated to be extensively fidelity. Mr. Flower has done well in giving useful among the Sunday-school teachers of publicity both to the Biographical Notices of liis America and Great Britain. We have seen friend, and to his Funeral Sermon preached ou nothing more just or more stirring upon the occasion of his death. Both do him credit. subject to which it relates. The three idens | They are fresh tributes, well and tastefully illustrated with great power by the author, paid, to departed worth. If the publication are the following:- The Child, with reference circulates as it deserves, a new edition will to his capability of being influenced by Religion; / speedily be called for.
REVIVAL OF SPIRITUAL RELIGION THE WHITFIELD AND HILL : Addresses delivered
ONLY EFFECTUAL REMEDY FOR THE at the laying of the Foundation-stone of the DANGERS WHICH NOW TIIREATEN THE New Whitfield Tabernacle, Kingswood, Bris. CHURCH OF ENGLAND. By Daniel WIL- tol, July 23, 1850 ; and of the New Taberson, M.A., Vicar of Islington. 8vo. pp. 50. nacle, Wotton-under-Edge, June 18, 1851. London: Thomas Hatchard.
By GEORGE HENRY DAVIS. Small 8vo. This is an outspoken, admirable pamphlet, which strikes at the root of the Puseyism of
London: Houlston and Stoneman. the Church of England. In a truly spirit- THESE Addresses are worthy of being ual state of the Church, Popery could not printed in letters of gold, and sent all over have so reared its head within its pale. No- the kingdom. They have in them the spirit thing but the spirit of our most devout Re- of true revival. formers rekindled can save it from antichristian apostasy.
FIFTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE EVANGE
SOUTH SEA ISLANDS.
Public, that they will come forward, on this The missionaries lately departed to melancholy occasion, with zeal and promptivarious islands in the South Seas were sup
tude, to help their suffering brethren. Subplied by the aged author of “ The Sinner's scriptions may be forwarded to the bankingFriend," with nearly 1000 copies of that house of Messrs. Hankey, to the office of the little work; and “ Come to Jesus," for English British Banner, and to the Rev. Evan Da. seamen returning from the whale-fishery. vies, Richmond, Surrey. To all our friends, The author also wrote a letter of sym- individually, we would say, “What thou doesi, pathy, congratulation, and encouragement, do quickly." to Pomare, Queen of Tahiti, with a copy of “ The Sinner's Friend,” neatly bound, in the Tahitian language; also, copies of“ Come to
LICAL ALLIANCE, Jesus," “ It is 1,” to be presented to her WE regret that absence from town has demajesty, by the Rev. David Darling.
prived us of the pleasure and benefit of at
tending the Fifth Annual Meeting of this DESTRUCTION, BY FIRE, OF THE INDEPEND- hallowed fraternity. The Conference, which ENT CHAPEL, RICHMOND.
was held on the 20th, 21st, and 22nd of AuWe most deeply sympathise with our dear gust, was characterised not only by a spirit friend, the Rev. Evan Davies, of Richmond, of Christian love, but by an enlightened disand his flock, in the calamity that has over- cussion of almost all the great topics which taken them, in the burning down of their now agitate the great body of Evangelical beautiful sanctuary.
It is, indeed, a great Christians throughout the world. The morndisaster; and the more so, as it was only in- ing service, for devotion, on Wednesday, the sured to half the amount of the original cost. 20th, at Freemasons' Hall, was presided over We fear that most of our places of worship by the Rev. Dr. Buchanan, of Glasgow, who are insured far below the proper amount: this delivered a most spirit-stirring catholic adis a policy greatly to be deprecated. Why dress, full of all valuable materials, especiinsure at all, if not for the real value of the ally against bigotry, on the one hand, and property? But our Richmond friends must latitudinarianism, on the other. Dr. Urwick, be assisted generously in their offliction. The of Dublin, offered prayer for the Divine blessstation is most important, and is well and ing; after which, the Rev. Edward Bickerusefully occupied by Mr. Davies, a most de- steth, who paid a beautiful tribnte to the voted servant of Christ. We are happy to memory of his late honoured father, stated find that our noble-hearted friend, William A. the great general principles of the EvangeliHankey, Esq., has led the way, by a donation cal Alliance. He said, those principles“ might of Fifty Pounds. Others, we trust, will fol. be summed up in four words,-humiliation, low his example; and that, at no distant day, brotherly-kindness, prayer, and praise.” On our Congregational Brethren, at Richmond, these he descanted with great effect. The will find themselves in their new Chapel, Rev. Mr. Brock concluded the devotional free from all incumbrance. The cause must service with prayer. not be suffered to be oppressed and weakened The Conference, Sir Culling Eardley hav. by debt. We have confidence in the Religious ing been called to the chair, proceeded to
business. The worthy chairman made many MEMOIR OF THE LATE DR. J. P. SMITH. interesting references to the state of Evange
Searle J. Nash's, Esq., lical opinion and feeling throughout Christen
Homerton, Aug. 13, 1851. dom; and recommended a growing effort to Rev. AND DEAR SIR,—The family of my become acquainted with the actual state of late revered tutor and friend, Dr. Pye Smith, Evangelical religion over the entire continent have put into my hands a variety of papers of Europe.
with a view to the preparation of a memoir of On the motion of the Rev. Thomas Scales, his life. His own letters during a long and a number of gentlemen were chosen as Vice- wide correspondence are entitled to hold a Presidents of the Conference. The Rev. Carr prominent place in such a memoir; and it Glyn moved, and the Rev. Mr. Scole seconded, has been thought that the loan of not a few of the selection of the Secretaries to the Con- the letters might be secured for a time, if you ference. Several appropriate Committees would kindly give expression to the wishes were then appointed; upon which, addresses of the family in the September Number of were delivered by the Rev. J. R. Birks, the the EvANGELICAL MAGAZINE. A paragraph Rev. John Hands, the Rev. Mr. Johnstone, of your own (may I say?) in some prominent the Rev. Mr. Curme, the Rev. Dr. Wardlaw, part of the body of the Magazine, would, it is Robert Walters, Esq., the Rev. Dr. Cox, the thought, be attended with far richer results Rev. Dr. Bates, the Rev. Dr. Townsend, Pre-than have been hitherto obtained from the bendary of Durham, the Rev. Peter la Trobe, advertisement two or three months ago. the Rev. John Jordan, Mr. Bignold, and Mr. Great care will, I am sure, be taken of any Wills.
papers placed at the service of the family for The Rev. J. P. Dobson, one of the Secre- the one purpose before mentioned; and the taries, then read the Report, which contained strictest caution will be used in regard to much interesting matter. It stated that Mr. names, or to circumstances, the knowledge of Birks had been chosen to fill the seat in the which would be either painful or superCouncil vacated by the death of his late fa- fluous. ther-in-law, the Rev. Edward Bickersteth; it In particular :-Should the notice in the referred to the unanimity of the Council Magazine attract the eye of any minister who against the late Papal aggression; it an- has in his possession letters from Dr. Smith nounced that the Prize Essay on Infidelity relating to an offer from the Regium Donum was about to be published, &c. &c.
Fund, some of these might answer the very On the motion of Dr. James, and R. Bald, valuable end of elucidating his motives and Esq., the Report was adopted.
his manner in dealing with that litigated subThe Council for the ensuing year was then ject; and would so far be of especial service chosen, on the motion of Messrs. Olden and in a memoir of his life: but as letters of this Lillington. It was agreed that the next An- class were in the writer's opinion sacred to nual Conference should be held at Dublin. himself and to the individual receiver, should Mr. Johnstone then closed the morning sitting any of them be lent to us for a while, a of the Conference with prayer.
religious watchfulness will be used not to The evening sitting commenced at half-past violate in any form the spirit of Dr. Smith's five o'clock, when the Foreign Brethren were conduct towards these generously shielded introduced. Rev. Dr. Leifchild presided, and correspondents. delivered an address full of pathos and en. The letters will be acknowledged when lightened observation, which was delivered in received; and will in time be returned to French by Dr. Cook, of Paris; after hich their respective owners. They should be the Conference was addressed by the Foreign addressed to Ebenezer Pye-Smith, Esq., Brethren, Messrs. M. Fische, Professor Baup, 7, Billiter-square, London. M. Kuntre, and M. Oncken. Many foreigners If you can kindly aid us in our purpose, were here introduced, among whom were some not only shall we feel greatly obliged, but we Israelites from Holland. Dr. Baird introduced would venture to hope, that an important many distinguished Americans, among whom public benefit will be secured. were Drs. Robinson and Alexander. But we
I remain, Rev. and dear sir, cannot particularise, as we are compelled to
Yours very sincerely, go to press.
John MEDWAY. The second day's Conference was presided Rev. John Morison, D.D. over by the Rev. John Angell James ; and the Hon. and Rev. B. W. Noel delivered one TESTIMONIAL TO THE REV. W. LEGG, B.A., OF of his glowing appeals. Next month further particulars.
THE Rev. W. Legg, B.A., having completed the twentieth year of his ministry in Broad-street Chapel, Reading, his church and congregation, as a token of their attachment to him, and of their high appreciation of his
labours among them, presented him on the Committee, he handed to his friend, there Thursday evening, July 31st, with a valuable was a tribute of homage to “ the truth as it and elaborately finished silver tea-service, is in Jesus," to the ministry as Christ's in. and an elegant knitted purse, containing one stitution and ordinance, and to the man under hundred and ten guineas.
whose edifying instructions the people had sat The testimonial was presented to Mr. Legg for the long period of twenty years. Mr. at a tea-meeting, at which a large number of Clayton concluded his address by intimating friends from the town and neighbourhood that a letter had been received from the Hon. were present. The Rev. Dr. Morison, of Justice Talfourd, whose grandfather formerly London, presided, and was surrounded by the occupied the pulpit of Broad-street Chapel, following ministers and gentlemen :-The expressive of his high admiration of the cha. Rev. Geo. Clayton, of Walworth; the Rev. J. racter and abilities of Mr. Legg, and enclosing Rowland, of Henley; the Rev. Mr. Woolley, a subscription to the fund. Mr. Legg, who of Pangborne; the Rev. S. Curwen; the Rev. was surrounded by his family of eight chil. J. J. Brown; J. M. Furnell, Esq.; J. Ord, dren, replied in a specch fraught with feeling Esq.; W. W. Morley, Esq.; J. Cooper, Esq.; and sound manly sense. Whilst he thanked T. Gill, Esq.; and Messrs. J. G. Lamb, J, his people with the eloquence of true gratiBrain, T. C. Williams, J. Dyson, &c. &c. tude for the very magnificent gifts then pre.
The tea-service consists of a handsome tea- sented to him, he dwelt more especially on pot, cream-ewer, and sugar-bowl. On the their sympathies, prayers, and co-operation, tea-pot the following inscription is en- which extended uninterruptedly over the long graved :
period of his ministry among them. He ob* This Tea-service,
served, that if he was the head of the conthe Memorial of a
gregation, he had often found the members loving People's regard, was presented, together with
more active than himself, ready both to a Purse of One Hundred and Ten Guineas, prompt and encourage, in the discharge of to the Rev. William Legg, B.A.,
ever-recurring and arduous duties. The Rev. Minister of Broad-street Chapel, Reading, on the 31st July, 1851,
S. Curwen, the Rev. J. J. Brown, and the in testimony of their growing respect and Rev. J. Rowland, of Henley, delivered adconfidence, after 20 years of faithful and dresses in the course of the evening, in which devoted Pastoral Service."
they expressed their fraternal sympathy in Dr. Morison, in opening the more imme- the object of the meeting, and their warm diate business of the evening, adverted to his congratulations to Mr. Legg on the reception intimate knowledge of Reading and its reli- of such a magnificent testimony of the gratigious societies; to his acquaintance with the tude, confidence, and affection of his people. Rev. A. Douglas, the late pastor of Broadstreet Chapel, and to the fact that he had been the means of introducing Mr. Legg to the
BROAD CHALK, WILTS. people, among whom he had so long laboured On Wednesday, the 18th June, 1851, the with acceptance and success. He expressed friends of the Independent Chapel of the his unabated attachment to Mr. Legg, declar- above place met to celebrate their Jubilee, ing that iad he to write again the letter by by holding a public Tea Meeting; when which he introduced his friend to the people addresses were delivered by the Rev. T. of Reading, it should be done with as hearty Greenfield, of Salisbury; Rev. C. Baker, of a confidence as when first penned. In refer- Wilton; Rev. J. Woone, of Tisbury; Rev. ence to the testimonial about to be presented, C. Harrison, of Bird Bush; Rev. C. Collier
, the Doctor observed that, whilst some people of Downton; and Mr. W. Cox, of Fovant; had scruples and misgivings of conscience as when two papers were read, that created great to the propriety of poor ministers having interest. One was, “ The Account of the silver services and gold purses given them, he Opening of the Chapel,” which was recorded had no apprehension of anything like excess in the “ Theological Magazine” for July on that score; and, moreover, conceived that 1801, and which is in the possession of one such beautiful links of attachment between a of the members of the church, whose family pastor and his flock tended to inspire him have taken the EVANGELICAL MAGAZINE with augmented freedom and happiness, and to from the commencement. The other paper fit him for greater efficiency in the discharge was drawn up by the deacon, which was " An of his duties. The Rev. Geo. Clayton, of Account of the Ordinations of three of its Walworth, presented the testimonial to Mr. Pastors." The papers created great interest, Legg, and in a speech of great adaptedness and especially the old Magazine, which, hy the force, endeavoured to show that every public bye, is a curiosity, having two portraits, very testimonial is really valuable on account of different to the sort issued by the EVANGELIthe principles it embodies and the spirit it breathes. He observed that in the testimonial which, as the delegate and representative of