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FROM MAY 1827, TO MAY 1828, INCLUSIVE.
PRINTED FOR THE SOCIETY.
Victims to the doctrine of 256
to Mr. Kneeland, with a reply, 199
from Mr. Balloti to Mr. Kneeland, 258
of a young lady in Boston, 527
Dr. Beecher, 388
London, the university of 219 | Pronouncing spelling Book, 48, 56
Narative—Editor of the Liberalist, 2 Pure and undefiled, 67, 94
Non-descript, 184 -
| Spring, sweet is the breath of 578
Truth and error, a comparison 189
nion of 176,310 213,221,229,237,245,253,261,269,277, 285
cution of the 16th century revived
So, as communities
Sin against the Holy Ghost
! Go mark her cheek, 248
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There are many sketches in the life of the venerable John Murray, highly interesting to the reader: and among the many striking anecdotes, interspersed through his life, there are but few, perhaps, if any, more important to the enquirer after truth, than the cause and manner of his conversion (as given by himself) from the limited and partial system of Calvinism, to the unbounded and universal system of grace, as displayed in the salvation of ALL MANKINd. As this circumstance was sufficient to open the eyes of the high spirited Murray, when fired with the zeal and vigour of youth, with a mind inflated with all the high notions of the “straitess sect,” it is possible that the narration of this historical fact may have the same effect on others, whose minds, perhaps, from various causes, may be in a similar state to that in which his was then involved. We shall give
he writes, A young lady, of irreproachable life, remarkable for piety, and highly respected by the Tabernacle congregation and church, of which I was a devout member, had been ensnared; to my great astonishment, she had been induced to hear, and having heard, she had embraced the pernicious errors of a MR. Relly, she was become a believer, a firm, and unwavering believer of universal redemption 1 Horrible most horrible ! So high an opinion was entertained of my talents, having myself been a teacher among the Methodists, and such was my standing in Mr. Whitfield's church, that I was deemed adequate to reclaiming this wanderer, and I was strongly urged to the pursuit. The poor, deluded young woman was abundantly worthy our most arduous efforts. He, that converteth the sinner from the error of his way, shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. Thus I thought, thus I said, and, swelled with a high idea of my own importance, I went, accompanied by two or three of my Christian brethren, to see, to converse with, and, if need were, to admonish this simple, weak, but as heretofore believed, meritorious female. Fully persuaded, that I could easily convince her of her errors, I entertained no doubt respecting the result of my undertaking. The young lady received us with much kindness and condescension, while, as I glanced my eye upon her fine countenance, beaming with intelligence, mingling pity and contempt grew in my bosom. After the first ceremonies, we sat for some time silent; at length I drew up a heavy sigh, and uttered a pathetic sentiment, relative to the deplorable condition of those, who live, and die in unbelief; and I concluded a violent declamation, by pronouncing with great earnestncss, He, that believeth not, shall be damned. “And pray, sir,” said the young lady, with great sweetness, “Pray sir, what is the unbeliever damned for not believing?” What is he damned for not believing? Why, he is damned for not believing. “But, my dear sir, I asked what was that, which he did not believe, for which he was damned?” Why, for not believing in Jesus Christ, to be sure. “Do you mean to say, that unbelievers are damned, for not believing there was such a person as Jesus Christ?”
No, I do not; a man may believe there
the narrative in his own words; but it is un- "was such a person, and yet be damned.