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tions which have lately been made in the city and State of New York, to the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, and in the city where we write, for the printing and distribution of the Holy Scriptures, have been in a style of liberality, far beyond any previous examples in the United States. It really looks as if men of wealth were beginning to feel the obligation they are under, to serve God with the substance which he has given them. The resolution recently adopted in three whole states of the American Union, speedily to place a Bible in every family of these states severally, is a new and a most important measure. The example, there is reason to hope, will be followed in every part of our country, and even throughout Protestant Christendomyea, before the lapse of many years, throughout the world. If this hope should be realized, it will be more decisive than any single indication we have yet seen, that the Millennial glory has begun to dawn. The Christian Advocate would remind his readers and himself, that this glorious era, although it be introduced by the mighty power of God, will be brought forward by human instrumentality; and therefore that each, in his proper sphere, is under very solemn obligations to be incessant in prayer, and to employ all his influence, all his exertions, and all his means of whatever kind, for its furtherance and speedy commencement.

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INDEX TO VOLUME V.

Alexander's Sermon noticed, 34.

Flax, New Mode of dressing, 185,

Aerolites, 36.

Food for Horses and Cows, 186,

Atonement, On the, 52, 102.

French Church, 231.

Alexander on the Canon, reviewed, 73. Flax spun with Machinery, 375.

Alphabet of Thought, Notice of, 81, Fenelon, his Correspondence, 374.

Athens College, 85.

Finney's Sermon, reviewed, 555.

Auriscope, 185.

April, First of, noticed, 230.

General Assembly, Observations on, 58,

Alleine's Life, Notice of, 325.

120, 151, 209, 270.
Atmosphere, concerning, 421.

Godman's Natural History, Notice of, 81,

Address of the Philadelphia Bible So 120.

ciety, 467.

Gigantic Tree, 232.

Arab Tribes, Genealogical Table of, 513. Gas, Specific Heat of, 374.
American Sunday School Union, 278, Game Laws, 327.

Geology, Scriptural, 327
Bethlehem, Star of, 8.

German Theology, 453.

Board of Education, &c., 54.

Graves of a Houseliold, 254.

Burying alive, 83.

Garden of Plants, 278.

Bloomfield's Monument, 326.

Greenland, 42.

Bruce's Manuscripts, 421.

Bible in every Family, 422.

Hour of Prayer, 202.

Burder's Mental Discipline, noticed, 459. Hymn for Sunday Schools, 313.
Britain, Manufacturers of, 465.

Heber's Monument, 327.

Burton's Testimonies, &c. reviewed, 504. Hartford Asylum, 327.

British Reviews, reviewed, 265.

Hall's Sermon, noticed, 461.

Baptism, a Tract on, noticed, 275. Hemans, Mrs. F., Notice of, 465.

Bible Society, 283.

Heber, Hymns by, 502.

Blanco White's Evidences, reviewed, 25. | Hindostan, 41.
Bible in Pennsylvania, 573.

Humble Merit rewarded, 552.

Charcoal, Death from, 84.

Incest, Pamphlets on, reviewed, 167, 275.

Caropbell's Testament, reviewed, 216, || Israel, Restoration of, 202.
264, 313, 363, 407.

Judson, Mrs., her Death, 237.
Channing's Discourse, &c. noticed, 231. Idolatry, 304
Cavern of Mendip, 421.

Inquisition, 311,

Calamine, 422.

India, Female Schools in, 524.

Case of Conscience, 440,
Copper Mine, 513.

Kent East Indiaman, lost, 327.
Cochineal, 36.
Correspondents, Note to, 48.

Lindsley's Address, noticed, 35.

Christmas Thoughts, 536.

Lectures on the Catechism, 5, 49, 97, 145,

193, 241, 289, 337, 385, 433, 481, 529,

Dirge, 203.

Luther's Account of Himself, 107, 148,
Deaf and Dumb, in India, 327.

Lay Correspondents, Hints to, 160.
Manual for Teaching, 375.

Letter from J. E. Stock, 198.
Diet of Milk, 375.

Letter from Clericus, 225.
Depth of our Lakes, 375.

Letter, Pastoral, 244, 293, 328.
Death of an only Son, Lines on, 392. London, State of Religion and Morals in,
Death, Lines on, 504.

312.

Libraries, Moveable, 374.

Education, Board of, 54.

Lungs, Structure of, 374.

Editor, Letter to, 187, 192.

Liquids, Compression of, 374.
Education of Children, 255, 306, 344, 393. || Letter from Leipzig, 405.
Egyptian Antiquities, 36.

Letter from Mr. Goodell in Palestine, 521.
Female Domestics, 278.

Miller's Installation Sermon, noticed, 35.
Forget Me Not of the Christian Advo. | Memoir of Mrs. L. Morris, 15.
cate, 1.

Missions, General View of, 88, 233.
Fitch's Discourse on Sin, reviewed, 136, || Mason's Remains, Extracts from, 7, 150,

201, 254, 305, 343.

162.

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Missionary Society, Pennsylvania Domeg. Russian Commerce, 37.
tic, 326,

Reformation, Spread of, 36.
Museum Theologicum, 326.

Rome, Population of, 37.
Magnetism, 327.
Missions of the General Assembly, 380. Sprague's Sermons, noticed, 35.
Marck's Medulla, translated, 187, 533. Sunday Schools, 39.
Missions, Board of Foreign, 517.

Spiritual Distress relieved, 71.
Missionaries, Arrival of, 521.

South America, 38.
Mediterranean, 40.

Stiles on Predestination, Notice of, 82.
Memoir and Remains of Mr. Joseph TrimSugar from Potatoes, 83.
ble, 548.

Steam Engine, a new one, &c. 36, 84, 277,

513.
National Debt of England, 186.

Stewart's Private Journal, 19, 125.
New Testament, New Arrangement of, || Steele, Mrs. A., Obituary Notice of, 183,
220.

Schmucker's Address, Notice of, 229.
New Publications, List of, 37, 232, 328, Sandwich Islands, Review concerning, 317,
378, 422, 466, 572.

365, 410, 453.
Natural History of the Bible, 326. Slavery, Treatise on, noticed, 328.
Narrative of Religion, 279, 332.

Sea Serpent, 512.
New York Mineral Spring, 375.

Steam Navigation of the St. Lawrence,
Nott's Essay, &c. noticed, 274.

465.

Scott and Gourgaud, 512.
Oriental Writers, 83.

Saxon Sheep, 465.
Old Tree, 340.

Storm, Lines or a, 503.
Obituary of Mrs. J. Downey, 475.

South Seas, 578.
of Dr. Henry, 525.

Sermons by Noel and Bradley, reviewed,
Notice of Master J. R. Hutchinson, 508.
260.

Shipwrecked, 268.

South Africa, 277.
Philosophy subservient to Religion, 60, Sugar in Georgia, 278.

111, 204, 309, 347, 396, 443, 492, 539, Sculpture, Mexican, 37.
Publick Affairs, 45, 92, 141, 190, 238, 285. Sabbath Bell, 538.

334, 383, 430, 477, 525, 574.
Parry's Voyage, 84.

Treasurer of the Theological Seminary,
Plea for the West, 361.

his accounts, 92, 141, 190, 238, 284, 333,
Predestination, M'Farland on, noticed, 382, 430, 476, 525, 574.
464.

Travels in Europe for Health, 8, 65, 153,
Paper, Frauds in, 464.

211, 353, 401.
Physiology, 466.

Transatlantick Recollections, 13, 69, 157,
Platina, 466.

358, 536.
Pastor's Sketch Book, Review of, 507. Travelling on the Hudson, 84.
Peter, 1st, iii. 19, 20, expounded, 258. Thistle destroyed by Salt, 84.
Poor in Boston, 278.

Tanning, 465.
Parry's Expedition, 570.

Timbuctoo, 277.

Tooth-ache cured, 278.
Roman Foot, 187.
Roman Catholick Clergy, 232.

United States Boundary, 513.
Report of Theological Seminary at Prince. University at Gottingen, 328.

Vases, Ancient, 186.
Report of Board of Missions, 1827,--422, Vineyards in Georgia, 186.
472.

Variation of the Needle, 466.
Religion, State of, in France, 283, 449,
499.

Water, Compression of, 375.
Revival at Beach Island, S. C. 522. Worship, Duty of Social, 389,437, 484.
Rhodes, Colossus at, 36.

Wertemberg, Population of, 513.

ton, 376.

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THE

OHRISTIAN ADVOCATE.

FEBRUARY, 1897.

Heligious Communications.

LECTURE XXVI.

.

LECTURES ON THE SHORTER CATE- tonishing the stoop for him who

CHISM OF THE WESTMINSTER AS was the eternal Son of God, happy
SEMBLY OF Divines—ADDRESSED in the bosom of the Father, the
TO YOUTH.

Creator and the Lord of all the an-
gelick host, and receiving their

profoundest homage-to become The Humiliation of Christ.

the Son of man, and be made, as “Christ's humiliation consisted to his human nature, of a woman! in his being born, and that in a low Had he made his entrance into our condition, made under the law, un- world with all the state, and pomp, dergoing the miseries of this life, and splendour of royalty, that conthe wrath of God and the cursed descension had still been ineffable. death of the cross; in being buried, But how are we to conceive of it, and continuing under the power of when, in place of external grandeur death for a time.”

and respect, we consider the low Christ's humiliation, in general, condition in which he was actually consisted in his condescending to born! His mother, as well as his have that glory which he had with reputed father, were, it is true, of the Father before the world was, the most honourable descent- They veiled for a time; by his coming traced their lineage to David and into this lower world " in the like to Abraham; and the descent of ness of sinful flesh,” to be “a man Christ, according to the flesh, is of sorrows and acquainted with particularly recorded in the New grief.". You will be careful to ob- Testament, to show that the proserve, that this humiliation was, in mises of God to those ancient the highest degree, voluntary, on saints, that the Messiah should the part of Christ-Ile yielded to proceed from them, had been it by no constraint. It had no strictly and remarkably fulfilled. other source but his own, and the But, at the time of our Redeemer's eternal Father's self-moved, unde- birth, his mother, although of royal served LOVE to lost mankind. ancestry, was reduced to such a

Let us now consider the several state of obscurity and poverty, that steps of Christ's humiliation, as in nature's most trying hour, she they are mentioned in the answer. could procure no admission to an He was born, and that in a low inn. With the cattle of the stall coodition.” It had been an unpa- she was obliged to seek a refuge. ralleled condescension in Christ, The Son of God was born in a stato assume our nature in any ima- ble, and laid in a manger-There ginable circumstances. Huw as. it was that he who made the worlds, VOL. V. Ch. Adr.

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