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that faith which the Scriptures denominate "dead, being alone," and which cannot save him.

. But there is an Antinomianism which is still more common, and which calls, perhaps still more loudly, for the attention of Th* Christian Observer. We now allude to that multitude of persons, who, though little acquainted 'either with the doctrines or practice of Christianity, nevertheless confidently lay claim to a participation of its eternal rewards, and assume that they are believers because they do not, with Infidels and Atheists, deny the authenticity of the Scriptures. We may be thought guilty of some inaccuracy in thus applying to the mixedmassof the vain, the thotightle'X!, tire covetous, the ambitious, the dissipated, and the worldly Christians, of the present age, the name of Antinomians. We apprehend, however, that, in truth, there is no impropriety in fixing on them this appellation. Do they not take credit for being Christians, on the ground of an unproductive and merely nominal faith in Christ? Do they not account themselves members of Christ, children of God, and inheritors of the kingdom of Heaven, while they manifestly and habitually disobey the precepts of the Gospel, and while some of them are utter strangers, and others ■re even declared enemies, to that life of purity and holiness which Christianity requires? They, nevertheless, indulge no small degree of hope in a Saviour. Has not Christ, say they, died for tisi And are we not as Christians entitled to the benefits of his redemption?

We feel exceedingly desirous of exposing this wretched and ruinous delusion; this too common but corrupt spceies of Christianity; a Christianity, if it deserves the name, which has in it nothing worthy of its author, nothing great, or noble, nothing spirit tual or holy, nothing raised above the world, nothing, in short, which sanctions its exclusive pretensions to a divine origin, or puts to shame the rival claims of infidelity. We wish to remind these thoughtless, and, we will add, these unbelieving men, whose case wc are now contemplating, that it is not enough to admit the general authenticity of the Gospel; that it is not sufficient to have been baptized, to be a member of the Church, and on motives of reputation to pay some decent regard to morality. Their religion, if it carry them no farther than this, will prove utterly unavailing. A Faith Fruitful In Good Works—in works far exceeding, both in kind and degree, what they seem to have any conception

Of, IS THE ONLY TRUE FAITH OF THE GoSI>EL.

In short, it is one great object of our work to give a higber and more scriptural tone to the Religion of every one of those who "name the name of Christ:" and we are disposed to defend the faults of no party. We certainly are of opinion, that the present standard of practice among the professors of Christianity is low. It may not, indeed, be lower than at many former periods, for corruption has too generaDy predominated in the world; but it is unquestionably very low when compared with that of some bright ages of the Church; very low also when compared with the obligations imposed on us by the sacred name which we have assumed: and it is even low, as we conceive, when viewed in connection with the proficiency of many in evangelical knowledge, and their taste for theological disquisitions.

But it has been also alleged, that we are no friends to the Church of England. Are we then her enemies because we would exalt the character of her sons; and point out the deficiency of a cold lifeless faith, and of a practice which is no better than that of many infidels? Are we unfaithful to the Church, because it is one tendency of our work to create a peculiar esteem for the more sound and pious part of it; and to discredit all its unworthy members, whether ministers or people? Is not this division of the professing Church, into "the good" and "the bad," "the tares" and "the wheat," the great division of which the Scriptures speak, and which our work tends to establish? Is not this the schism, and the only schism, which we are promoting? Indeed we have scarcely any object more strongly at heart than that of producing an union, a cordial union, between all the members of the Church, who are solicitous to advance the interests of solid piety, however they may differ from each other in some nicer questions.

There is another objection which may possibly be made to our work. We require, it may be said, an impracticable and unnecessary degree of strictness: we teach an austere religion not fitted for this liberal age: we would restore the reign of Puritanism. Whether we have afforded any adequate ground for this charge our readers must judge. It has been, and wc trust ever shall be, our uniform endeavour to connect all the moral with all the religious duties; and to discourage that monastic kind of piety which is as little suited to the state of man in this world, as that mere morality which is unconnected with devotion. Partly on this principle it has been our plan to notice regularly all those public events which are calculated to interest us as citizens; and that we have also touched occasionally, (though, we trust, without any mixture of party zeal,) on the subject of politics. And if we have forborne to enter so far into the field of literature as some of our contemporaries, we have, at least, not shewn a contempt for learning. In short, it is our wish to represent Christianity, not merely as exalting the soul by setting our affections on things above; but also as rendering us useful members of society, obedient subjects, affectionate relatives, diligent in business, and, as our excellent Church expresses it, ready to do our duty in that state of life into which it has pleased God to call us.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

VOL. III.

NUMBER 1.

Relig, INTEL.... Baptist Mission in Ben-

gai... South Africa .................p. 113.

Retro. COM... Evidence in favour of E. PUBLIC AFFAIRS...Address to the People

piscopacy...Reverend Josiah Shute...On of Great Britain.... France... Holland...

Daniel's Prophecies ..Speculative and East Indies... St. Domingo... Great Bri-

practical Rengion ... Religious Anecdotes

tain.............

..............p. 115-120.

...Fault in celebrating Divine Service... OBITUARY.....Farther Account of Mr.

Religious Names..................p. l-18. Drewitt...Of Two Otaheitan Youths...

MISCEL... Tour on the Continent... Aların Deaths ......................... 121-127,

ing Phenomenon ... Gnostics ... Marge-

ry's Advice... Fragments ......p. 20-27.

NUMBER 111..

Riview of.... Milner's Church History...

Gisborne's Poems...Hill's Institutes... Relio. Com...Evidence in Favour of E-
Hart's Sermon... Scott's Sermon... Bry piscopacy.,.On Rom. vii, 14-25....On
ant's Observations...Anti-jacobin(Omis Col. i. 15...On John v. 37...On Soame
sion of Fast Day Service). .Halos's Me Jenyus's View of a future State... Exclu.
thodism inspected........ ......p. 29 --49. siou of Dissenters from Christian Cove-
LIT. AND PHIL. INTEL...Sweeping Chim nant...Want of Decorum in Public Wor-
nies... Vaccine Society...Society for Bet. ship....On a controversial Spirit...Mar.
tering Poor, &c.. List of New Books, p. gery's Charge against Boarding Schools

51-51.

...Mutilation of the Lord's Prayer, p.

Relic. INTEL... Revival of Religion in A.

129–147.

merica... Missions of the United Bre- MISCEL... Tour on the Continent...Rea-

thren.............................. p. 55-58. soning Machine... White Female Slave

PUBLIC AFFAIRS.... General Reflections Trade...Discipline in the Church, p. 148

...Continental Intelligence...America...

-154.

St. Domiogo... Great Britain, p. 58–62. REVIEW OF.... Dissenter's Vindication...
OBITUARY...Deaths ..................p. 63. Overton's Sermon...Jebb's Sermon...

Lancaster on Education....Bean's Advice
NUMBER II.

to a new married couple... Thirlwall's

Protest against Royalty Theatre...Win.
Relic. Com....Execution of Lord Capel terbottom's Account of the Native Afri-
...On Rom. vii. 14-25.....On Isaiah cans..... Bibliograpbieal Dictionary.....
lxiv. 6....On 1 Cor. ix. ... 7... Congrega Monthly Review on Subscription...Let-

tional Mode of Ordination...Quaker ter on exhorting unconverted Sinners

Principles... Sunday-driling ... Account to fight ............................ 155-179.

of the Sect of Non-doers...On using LIT. AND PHIL. INTEL... Great Britain,
Angustinian for Calvinist... Lawfulness Royal Institution, Society for bettering

of War........................., p. 65–80 . Condition of Poor, Society for Supo
MISCEL... Christian Courtesy exemplified pression of Vice... France... Holland...

...On some Prejudices against Religion Italy....Malaga. ..Germany....Prussia...
...On Preaching at People...... p. 82 Norway...Denmark... Russia...North A-

88. merica...List of New Books, p. 179-+

REVIEW or .... Bryant's Observations....

180,

Hall's Serioon... Missionary Sermons for Rolig. INTEL...British and Foreign Bible

1803...Mild Tenour of Christianity... Society... Mission Society to Africa and

Bishop of Llandaff's Speech...Biddulpb's the East.........................p. 181, 182.

Sermon... Letter of Editor of the Biblio. PUB. AFFAIRS....Frauce.... Holland... T'ur-
graphical Dictionary...Milner's Church key...Algiers... East Indies...America...
History ........................ p. 104-109. Great Britain, Parliamentary Proceed-

LIT, AND PRIL, INTEL... Great Britaip... - ings..............................p. 183-185.

Population Act.... France..... Germany, OBITUARY...Account of Lord Camelford's

America...List of New Books, p. 109 : Death... Account of Mrs. Newton...

Deaths ...... ............. 386-190.

C#215T. OBSERV, No. 36.

"dies... Great Britain, State of Parties,

• NUMBER IV.

Parliamentary Proçecdings, Naval and

- Domestic Occurrences........ p. 317-

RELIG. COM... Character of Lady Carhet

..Character ortaya

- -

e .

320,

rysujured Texts...On Ron, vii. Oardu artMiss MX... Deaths, p.321

23... On Isa, dxiv. 6... Miscomeptions

1, " .38 1. ...ii -324.
and Misquotations of Liturgy and Hoc
Initics... Letter of Res, T. Clarke on ... SUMBER YI. .
bis Son's Death...Ou particular Revela.
tions,., Promoting Religion among Poor. Relig. Com...Character of Lady Cutts...

...Apostolical Fathers ......p. 193--210. Blinding the Eyes and hardening the
Miscel... Account of Theophilus... Stric- Heart...Injured Texts...Heavenly World

tures on Godwin's Life of Chaucer... ... Assurance... Enthusiashi and Fanati.
Oratory.........................p. 211-218.

cisin... On extemporary Preaching...Ou

REVIEW OF...Gisborne's Sermons...Mend- Gossippiug in Church.com. P. 325-

. bar's 'Exposition of the Lord's Prayer

340.

"" ... Bishop of London's Charge...Savile's MisCEL...Over-scrupulosity of a Wife...
- Sermon. .....Serious Address to the Pub Voyage in a Slave Ship...Fragments, p.
·lic... Thompson's French Philosophy...

341-351.
British Critic ................ p. 229-235. Review of...Cooper's Sermons...Faber ou
LIT. AND PHiL, INTEL...Great Britain.... the Calvinistic and Arininian Controver-

France...Italy · Germany...Denmark... sy... Appendix to Statene.it of Question
• Russia... List of New Books, p. 236-238. of Abolition of Slave Trade... Anti-jaco-
RELIG: INTEL..:Missions in Bengal...Cape bin's Review of Dr. Winterbottom...
of Good Hope...Of United Bretlen,

Evangelical Magazine on Revival of Re-
. p. 244-246. ligion in America ...........p. 313-370.
Pub. AFFAIRS... France....Switzerland.. LIT. AND PHIL. INTEL., Great Britain,
· Goree...East Indies... Great' Britain, . Stereotype, Jeanerian Society, Royal

Parliamentary Proceedings, Occurren Institution, ke.... France... Spain...Rus-
* res.............. .............. 248—952. sia....Turkey ...List of New Books, p.
OBITUARY..., Dr. Priestly....Deaths, 'p.

373-376.
259–156. Relig. INTEL...Report of the Missionary

ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS, p. 252. Society... American Methodists... Great

Postscript'...State of Political Parties... Britain, Bishop of London's Pastoral

Re-capture of Goree... National Fast... "Letter, Charity Children ... p. 378, 379.

Hymns for Past Day".....p. 258-260. Pub. AFFAIRS..... France.....Germany.....

Egypt...East Indies...West Indies...St.
NUMBER V.

Doiningo...Great Britain, Parliamenta-

ry Proceedings, Domestic Occurrences,

Relic. Com Dying Behaviour of Col.

p. 379-382.

Penruddock...On Rom. vii. 14-25... OBITUARY...Account of Miss C. Y...Mrs.

Injured Texts...On Gen. xliv. 5...Mi-

i Rogers ...................... p. 383–388.

Roger's ...

nisterial Faithfulness...A General Pray-

er...Causes of Increase of Dissenters...

NUMBER VII.

On sitting during Prayer at Church...
Letter of Archbp. 'Tenison... Discipline Relio..Com...Account of the Life and

of the Church................ p. 2614977. Death of Mr. John Smith... Remarkable

MISCEL... Tour on the Continent...Re. • Occurrences in Mr. Boyle's Life...On

trionstrance of White Slave Trader... 1 Cor. xi. 4....On Zech. iv, and Rev. ix.

Reprimand of Speaker of" House of ... Duty of Hearers... Lawfulness of War.

Commons... Remonstrance of Working ...Extemporary Preaching...Prayer for

Days in the Weck... Fragarcnts, p. 278 a Family...Charity Schools, p. 389–408.

-286. MISCEL... Sect of Thalarnists... Places of

REVIEW of... Cooper's Sermons ..Pott on Worship in London... Perfectibility... A

the Chrisiiau Covenant... Gisborne's Ser. Sober Religionist's Advicc...State of E.

mons... Statement of the Question of the nemy's Preparations ...... p. 408-414.

Abolition of the Slave Trade p. 287-306. REVIEW OF...Sharp on the Hebrew Syntax

LIT. AND Phil. INTEL... Great Britain ... ... The Opportunity... Daubeny's Vindi.

France...Italy.... Germany.... Holland... · ciæ Ecclesia Anglicanæ...Honest Ap-

Denmark...Sweden... Russia... Turkey... prehensions of a Layman, p. 415-434.

List of New Books............p. 310-313 LIT. AND Phil. INTEL...Great Britain,
RELIC.INTÉL... France, Mission to China, Royal Institution, Buchanan's Prizes,

Pastorał Letter, Bishop of Amiens, British Muscuin, Society for bettering
.... East Indies, Death of Mr. Ge. Condition of Poor, Ladies Society, &c.
ricke... Great Biitain, British and Po. ....France.... Gerinany... Russia... Persia

reign Bible Society ...........p. 314-316. ... India, College at Calcutta... Amcrica

Pos. AFFAIRS.... France...Switzerland.... ... List of New Looks.........0.435–440.

Northern Powers.... Turkey....East lo- RELIG. Inire... France... Mission to Chi-

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