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mentality, (as he taught) the Father created in vain during succeeding ages for that purity of the world; bat both in nature and dignity the doctrine and practice which had unquestionably Son was inferior to him. Arius was brought distinguished preceding times. The waters of life before two councils at Alexandria, of which had been corrupted by admixture with human eity he was a presbyter, and excommunicated. speculations and earthly science. The church of His talents and eloquence drew around him not a Christ was given up to false doctrine and schism: few followers ; and such was the effect of his opi- a love for disputation, and a proneness to indulge nions upon the peace and prosperity of the in metaphysical distinctions, took the place of church, that it was deemed advisable to sum-simple-hearted zeal for God, and love of truth. mon a general council, which assembled at Nice, Hence arose the heresy of Apollinaris, who, in about the year 325. In that memorable assem- maintaining the divinity of Christ, in some degree bly, Arias was again condemned; and the feel, impugned his humanity, denying that he had a ings and opinions of the church may be gathered human soul, or receiving his hunian flesh from the from the fact that out of 318 bishops there assem- virgin. Hence, also, the error of Macedonius, bled, only seventeen hesitated to subscribe to the who boldly denied the divinity and personality of doctrine laid down by the council as to the con- the Holy Ghost; the controversy raised by substantantiality of the Son with the Father Nestorius concerning the term “ mother of God" (Oyogórios tū tarpi); and of these, the greater (Ocororoc), applied to the virgin ; and the notions part afterwards consented to it. The Nicene of Eutyches, so fruitful in producing still further creed remains to this day a striking specimen of divisions and animosities. the avowed theology of the orthodox churchmen It must not, however, be forgotten that these of the time. We have also a noble monument of and other heresies were still condemned by the such theology in the creed called after the illus- church. The council of Constantinople (A.D. 381), trious champion of truth who opposed Arius, the at which 150 bishops were present, asserted the Athanasian; though it is generally considered not personality and divinity of the Holy Spirit; adto have been written by. Athanasias, but by ding to and explicating the statements of doctrine Vigilius, the African, in the latter part of the made in the creed adopted by the council of Nice.
fifth century. There can be no doubt as to the The council of Ephesus (A.D. 431), and that of :! nature of the doctrine which is contained in this Chalcedon (A.D. 451), both occasioned by the form of belief.
opinions before mentioned, maintained the ancient Though Arius was condemned and banished, truth, which is still cherished by all Trinitarians, his tenets were not extinguished, nor his party that two distinct natures, without change or conbroken up. Various alternations took place in the fusion, are united in the Lord Jesus, who is truly controversy, according as the ruling powers were the Son of God and Son of man. The continually influenced by his partizans, or by the Trinitarians ; recurring and conflicting errors of successive times but at last error became dominant, and the up- occasioned alterations and enlargements of creeds, holders of catholic doctrine were long exposed to but not of doctrines ; of language, but not of bitter persecutions. The annals of this period truth; and it is satisfactory to find, that, amid all of the church are dark and distressing; and the the darkness and superstition which brooded over ill-treatment which the great Athanasius and his the church for some ages, the great catholic docparty received from the Arian rulers was severe trine of the Trinity in unity was firmly mainand shameful. But, though the Arians gained tained as by authority; the only material excepthe ascendancy, they were not united in their tion being during some periods of the Arian consentiments; and various sects sprung up among troversy, when might prevailed against right, them in consequence - semi-Arians, Aetians, and the arm of secular power kept down the truth Eusebians, Anomæans, and others. There was of God. Even in the darkest ages this light of no end to division and error when once the human the sanctuary was not extinct; and who will not mind laid aside the simplicity of faith, and gave cherish the hope, that by its means, not a few way to unbidden speculation. The purity of the were kept from fatal error, and were guided, as faith having in other respects also been sullied, from on high, into the way of life and peace ? fewer barriers were opposed to free thinking; and One important argument remains to be noticed the mutual influence which integrity of doctrine in connection with the history of Trinitarian docand holiness of heart and life have ever been trine at the time of the blessed Reformation. It found to exert upon each other, was gradually re- is well known that at that period, when a spirit of laxed. We may form some idea of the soundness inquiry had been stirred up in the minds of many, of Trinitarian doctrine which had hitherto pre- some of the ancient heresies which have been Failed, and of the corruption which was by de- noticed were revived, either in their old form, or grees introduced, from the alterations which modified in various degrees, according to the were made in the long-established form of bap- views of their abettors. Lælius and Faustus tista
. Eunomius directed his followers to baptize Socinus, uncle and nephew, who have given a " in the name of the uncreated Father, of the name to modern anti-trinitarian doctrine, were created Son, and of the sanctifying Spirit created conspicuous among others in this work. Nor can by the Son." Others baptized « with the death it be denied that the opinions which they broached of Christ ;" or, “in the name of the Father, by prevailed to a great extent in come of the coutithe Son, and in the Holy Ghost.” Thus man nental nations. Still they did not overthrow the seeks to be wiser than God; and, having learned long-established truth. And the very fact of their to doubt the word, is easily moved to disobey the being urged at such a time must have attracted command of God.
the attention of the reformers, and led them to It is of little consequence to follow this stream look into the controversy. By some persons of history in its further progress ; for we may look every thing attached to the papal church was de
nounced as erroneous; and the doctrines of the I to profaneness ; and this is a characteristic which Trinity and the atonement were regarded as part has also been painfully exemplified in some modern and parcel of Romish superstition and error. But impugners of Trinitarian doctrine. Let reason be our reformers were too wise to be thus deceived: employed in its proper place, to ascertain the they knew by God's grace how to distinguish genuineness, the reality of the divine revelation ; the chaff from the wheat; and, while they re- but, when it has once done that, let it bow down nounced the doctrines and practices which they to the supremacy of scripture, and implicitly refound to be in antagonism to the word of God, ceive its gracious and hallowed statements in the they carefully maintained and defended all that simplicity of faith and love, and with heartfelt was in accordance with it. The doctrine of the thankfulness for the peace and blessedness which it Trinity then underwent a close examination : it discloses for the contrite and believing soul. was put to the test, and found to be of the very Another cause which has led to the aggrava. essence of God's revealed truth; and ever since tion, if not the rise, of heretical opinions on the that period it has been adopted and valued by the present subject, has been the imperfection of lanoverwhelming majority of those who call them- guage. It can hardly be expected that the subselves Christians, of all sections. And thus, in lime mysteries of the divine nature should be conniodern, as in former times, we can bring forward veyed to us in terms so clear and comprehensive as the stubhorn testimony of history in confirmation to unfold every thing belonging to them, and to be of it.
free from every difficulty touching them. I do not And what has been stated is honest testimony; say that they are not revealed sufficiently clear for the very facts of the case : we have no hesitation all necessary purposes; that they present any inin appealing to the sources whence they have superable difficulties to a scriptural and rational been drawn in proof of orthodox truth. And, in faith ; but only that difficulties may be expected reviewing the history of this controversy, we are to arise, or to suggest themselves, owing to the almost inevitably led to draw several important ambiguity or imperfection of human language. inferences or reflections from the facts which it In such language they must be conveyed to us if presents before us.
we are to know any thing of them; and, moreThe first thing that strikes us is, that most of over, by thus conveying them to us, a test is furthe errors which have prevailed on the subject nished by which to try the sincerity and teachhave had their rise from the pride of human rea- ableness of the parties instructed. Yet, in spite, son, and the waywardness of human intellect. Men or in ignorance of these things, not a few of the have been unwilling to submit their judgments to authors of heresy have laid hold of the doubtfulthe divine will; they have desired to bring down ness or imperfection of certain terms employed in heavenly mysteries to the very level of their own the scriptures, and also by men in their illustrafinite intelligence; and, because they cannot make tions and reasonings, and upon them have built every doctrine square with their own ideas, or their own theories. It cannot have escaped the divest it of every difficulty, they proceed to dis- notice of the inquirer into this controversy how cuss its truth, regardless of the disclosures of the Al- many errors have arisen, or at least been increased mighty himself respecting it. One would think that and heightened, from the attempts of finite minds no person could be so unreasonable as to suppose to make perfectly clear, in ordinary language, the or expect that the nature of the Deity could be heights and depths of an infinite nature. And, understood by him: in the very nature of things though truths of solemn and eternal import have it must be otherwise ; and therefore it is most be- been involved in these ecclesiastical strifes, after coming and incumbent upon a creature like man all, some of them have been but strifes of words. (especially in a fallen condition) to rest satisfied And, when contending parties have calmly and with what God has made known concerning him- rationally explained their meaning to one another, self. But this will not do for the man who prides and been content with the statements of God himhimself upon his reason, and who thinks that no- self in his own word, they have found out how thing can be true which he does not understand. little they differed in reality, and how greatly Scarcely a controversy has been raised in the they were " darkening counsel by words without church which may not be traced to some feelings knowledge." of this kind; to some self-sufficient attempt to de- Again : It is a striking fact in this controversy, fine what infinite wisdom has lett undefined, and that those who have really denied the scriptural to explain what was never intended to be fully doctrine of the Trinity have never been agreed unfolded in the present state. And, generally among themselves as to what is the true doctrine, speaking, the authors of heretical theories have and to be believed by men upon the subject. In been men puffed up with a vain conceit of their this matter especially, error has been fearfully own prowess, or else so addicted to inquisitive spe- various and multiform. Even from the earliest culations as never to be satisfied with truth as it is times there have been the most lamentable differrevealed. I would not make the statement without ence and opposition
among anti-trinitarians them, some modification ; but I am firmly persuaded selves. Witness, for instance, in the apostolical that it is substantially correct. Such men have times, the opposite errors of the Docetæ and the not been of that humble, self-distrusting, teach- Cerinthians; the former denying the humanity of able spirit
which the divine word assures us is the Lord Jesus, and the latter his divinity. How necessary for receiving the mysteries of God, and numberless the variations of Gnosticism, how dienjoying vital communion with God. Hence we verse and marked the sects which arose out of the may discover, too often, in their speculations a Arian heresy! What anti-trinitarian will prerashness which is really fearful, a venturing upon tend to say they can all be right? And, if not the dark unseen, and in their reasoning, a flip. all, which, among all the thousand and oné, shall pancy, and irreverence, in some cases amouuting we fix upon as soupd and truthful? When, amid
the perplexing diversity, shall we haply light the allotments of Providence, and occasions many upon heavenly trath? Where be directed to find of those hasty measures which frequently end in tbat peace which he who knows any thing of him- bitter disappointment, and a situation far more self feels that he needs, and to attain that eter- wretched than that which, through impatience, nal life after which the inner man continually was imprudently abandoned.
Eagerness to escape from trials produces that On the other hand, while error on this subject uneasiness and restlessness which prompt so many has been multiform, truth has invariably been to perpetual change. The occupation in which
Without denying that there have been they have been engaged from early life becomes shades of variation on certain occasions among the irksome, contrasted with one to which their imagiorthodox, it may be confidently asserted, upon the nation has assigned no annoyance, because expeclear evidence of history, that the catholic doc- rience has not detected the fallacy of their hasty trine of the Trinity has, in all ages of the church, conclusion. They quit their hold of advantages been substantally one and the same. Individuals which skill and long practice had brought within may have slightly differed ; but the teaching of their power; and, unable to regain what their the church, and the authority of the church, have rashness had cast away, they too soon find that agreed in maintaining the truth delivered to us change, which has multiplied their cares and their by the inspired apostles. The church has always toils, has diminished nothing of the source of their been specially jealous of adulteration here; and complaint. Another, and yet another change, no sooner bas any individual given birth to actual place them only at a remoter distance from conerror, or even been suspected of error, than a tentment. synod or general council has been called, and the Hence not unfrequently proceed those migra. solemn decision of the church been recorded upon tions to foreign climes, which tempt the fickle and the point; and this has been the case even in its inexperienced to forsake their native land. The less pure and faithful times. Surely we have neighbourhood in which they formerly spent their the working of divine providence for the support happiest days has lost all its wonted attractions : of divine truth. Surely we have here a strong a blight has withered all its beauties. A portenconfirmation of the doctrine which we hold and tous cloud of evils has darkened the whole policherish, and may point with confidence to the tical horizon ; and refuge from the coming storm page of history to bear witness that our faith is can be secured only by speedy flight. The ends the same as that of the holiest and best of men of the earth hold out prospects, where nothing all ages ; the faith for which, let it never be for- will harass and disturb their peace. Labour wil gotten, we go, in the first place, to the infallible there be amply remunerated, genius no longer word of the God of truth.
languish in obscurity, health will be wafted on every gale, and success result from every enterprise. Full of these unreasonable expectations,
they tempt the dangers of the inconstant ocean, to ENDURANCE OP TRIAL.
explore regions of which they know nothing but
by vague report, and to engage in undertakings EXEMPTION from the ordinary trials of life which they have never before tried.
Vain atappears desirable to all, and is what most persons tempt! the evil genius which they wish to esare sedulous to find. Yet these are the very busi- cape embarks with them in the same ship, nes and employment intended by our Creator to becomes the companion of their voyage,
and fill up our allotted time on earth; for “affliction ceases not to utter its ill bodings in their ears, cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble as dangers thicken and the tempest howls. spring out of the ground; yet man is born unto The endurance of those trials with equanimity trouble, as the sparks fly upward.” “In the which fall to our lot in the ordinary course of sweat of his face shall he eat bread, till he return Providence, when all prudent measures have into the ground; for out of it was he taken: dust failed to procure exemption, is equally rational he is, and unto dust shall he return” (Job v. 6, 7; and religious. Then it is that the devout disciple Gen. iii. 19). They are, indeed, part of that of Christ is entitled to commit the keeping of chastisement in which our sinful condition has in- himself, and all which concerns him, to the care volved us ; yet are they also the principal means, of the Almighty, who is especially the protector not only of advancing and perfecting our nature, and patron of the afflicted, tbe stay and support but of ultimately producing resignation and con- of all who trust in bim: "Fear thou not; for I tentment with our lot. Exercise, not inactivity, am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy is the parent of health and vigour : it stimulates God. When thou passes through the waters, I the dormant powers of the soul, and is the means will be with thee ; and through the rivers, they of developing faculties and capabilities which, but shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest for the urgency of want and pain, would not be through the fire, thou shalt not be burned ; known to reside in its nature. Man's truest inte- neither shall the fame kindle upon thee” (Isa. rest is placed in virtuous action; and his wisest xli. 10, xliii
. 2). The fires which Nebuchadcourse through life is to make his happiness con- nezzar in his fury kindled to consume those Jews sist, not so much in anticipating the final isone of who refused to worship the idol which he had his labours, as in the use of the means necessary set up in the plain of Dura were not less ilto its attainment. Misconception of this subject lustrative of eir own heroism, and the futility is no inconsiderable cause of dissatisfaction with of the wrath of the king, than of the efficacy • From "Sermons on Practical Subjects." By the rev.
of divine interposition in their behalf. A desertion Warren
, LL.D. incumbent of All Souls'; Manchester of their duty, or a concealment of their principles, Blackwoods, Edinburgh and London. 1848.
would in this instance have been a violation of
their consciences. They might possibly, for a whom the promise was made.” The discovery of time, have screened themselves from the fierceress sin and the threat of death would make men of this trial of their faith; but neither would their cleave the more closely to the promise of rightdeeds have immortalized their memory, nor the cousness and life in Christ. The law, pursuing special care of heaven in behalf of the persecuted with the curse all those outside the sanctuary, have stood out with such instructive and striking would shut men up within its walls of salvation. prominence to future generations.
There was nothing then in the original purport An instance no less instructive occurs in the of the law at variance with the covenant of case of St. Paul. The affliction which for a time promise. It was their own perversion of it which oppressed him seemed, to his apprehension, to be set it in apparent contradiction to that gracious beyond endurance. Prayer, reiterated prayer for covenant. They resorted to it as a means of deliverance, he therefore considered as the only obtaining the promised blessing, and supposed
To Omniscience, however, a method that another sanctuary of safety for sinners was equally efficacious for the apostle, but abundantly set up in it. But this wresting of it alone set it more illustrative of the inanifold wisdom of God, in opposition to the promise, For, if the inheis at hand : superadded grace, up to the highest ritance (if the promised blessing of righteousness pitch of the exigence, is afforded, in contrast with and life, for this is the meaning of inheritance) his personal debility : “My grace is sufficient for be of the law, it is no more of promise' thee; for my strength is made perfect in weak- (ver. 14-21). ness ;” which economy, far from exciting dissatis- So, then, the law in its true intent and lawful faction in the apostle's mind, furnished him with use disturbed not the promise. But still less did an additional argument to extol the efficacy of di- it disannul it when, besides the substance, you vine grace : “Most gladly therefore will I rather consider the form of the legal covenant. It was glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ entered into between different parties from the may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in former. This is proved by means of a circuminfirmities; for, when I am weak, then am I stance connected with the ratification of the strong” (2 Cor. xii. 8-10). Thus, whilst the en- latter covenant, “ It was ordained in the band of durance of the various trials of life renders them a mediator." The employment of a mediator available to our best interests, it no less tends to shewed that there were two parties, numerically; advance the glory of God, by showing the suffi- but more than this—that they were not at unity, ciency of grace to sustain the faithful under them, but at variance, one with the other. For, though or the promptness of Omnipotence to effect their the parties be numerically two, yet, if there be no deliverance from them.
dispute or difference, there is no occasion for a mediator. These parties were God and the people
of Israel, between whom Moses acted as mediator, GAL. III, 20.
not God and Christ, between whom there is no
variance, and therefore no room for a mediator. Now the promise to Abraham was virtually a
But the covenant of promise, as we have seen, promise of God to Christ “to thy seed which is
was between God and his Christ, who, though they Christ” (ver. 16). There was a covenant of pro, ) is one”—and are also at unity between themselves,
be diverse Persons, are one in essenceGod mise “ confirmed in or to Christ ”. εις Χριστον ' (ver. 17). Though Abraham was ostensibly a con
they are at one: "I and my Father are one.'
It is evident then that the legal tracting party, yet it was rather as a type of (John x. 30). Christ than in his own person. So in the covenant first ; and therefore, independently of there being
covenant was between different parties from the of royalty with David and his seed, and that of nothing in the substance of it to subvert the priesthood with Aaron and his seed, the contract was properly with Christ (Jer. xxxiii. 21, 22).
former, it is still further removed from the possiSo that the declaration holds good with respect to
bility of doing so by its form, being a contract the covenant of grace in all its forms :
between God and man, partly divine and partly covenant shall stand fast with him” (Ps. Ixxxix. human ; whereas the first covenant was between 28), even him who is God's “ first-born, higher
two Persons of the Godhead, purely divine. than the kings of the earth ” (ver. 27).
This latter argument, indeed, is introduced inIt was stipulated in this covenant to provide a
cidentally: it is not that on which the apostle sanctuar of ghteousness for the ungodly, in
mainly relies ; for it is a technical one. This which their forfeited lives should be saved. Then
appears from his resuming the former in the 21st came the legal covenant 430 years after. Was
“ Is the law then against the promises of there anything in the substance of the law con
God? God forbid ! for, if there had been a law tradictory to the promise? No, it was clearly given which could have given life, verily rightsubservient to it. “ It was added because of
eousness should have been by the law." Christ transgressions, " " that the offence might abound"
would not have been given to die had there (Rom. v. 20), “till the seed should come to
been any other alternative, otherwise he would
have died in vain. « For, if righteousness * From "A Mediator is not of One: an attempt to
come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain" explain a bard text.” By the rev. H. Verschoyle, M.A., (ii. 21). But, so far is the law from giving limister of the Episcopal chapel, Upper Bagot-street, Dublin. life, that it concludes all under sin, and London : Sceleys, 1848. We cannot say that we are fully thus makes it more necessary for men to persuaded that Mr. Verschoyle has succeeded in placing beyond controversy the meaning of this text. But every
embrace the promise (ver. 22). Yet even this attempt to explain the scripture is valuable; and the tone technical argument, according to the law of of riety throughout this discourse is so admirable that we human covenants, is available to prove that, camot hesitate to introduce it to our readers.-ED, though the legal covenant were substantially at
variance with the former, it could not disannal it," walking in love," of seeking to walk worthy of as it is the deed of different parties.
the vocation wherewith the disciple has been called, We are now, I trust, satisfied by arguments which is the secret, as it is the stati' and stay, of containing not only force of the reason, which the missionary spirit: it was cradled in that grace, regulate human affairs, but power and demonstra- it has expanded by it till it embraces the uttermost tion of the Spirit, that the covenant of promise parts of the earth; and it shall grow and increase made with Abraham was not disturbed by the law with the growth and increase of that kingdom, which came after it, and therefore that there is whose borders it was sent to enlarge, until every no shadow of pretext for men to forsake the foot- kingdom and nation and people shall call Jerusteps of Abraham's faith, and turn to the works salem “the city of the Lord, the Zion of the Holy of the law.
One of Israel, and shall worship before the Lord.”
distinctions : all are equal in its sight, for all are LOVE FOR THE JEWS.
equal in the sight of God: it knoweth neither Jew
nor Gentile, where the soul of a fellow-creature The greatest of mercies which the Creator can may be brought back to him, “ without whom vouchsafe to his creature is “ to be born again ;" was not anything made that was nnde.” And to have implanted in him the incorruptible seed, how shall not that love burn within the true disthat the corruptible may die in him. The first- çiple, when he beholds the children of the kingfruits of his new birth are the love of God in dom cast out, the sheep of the fold wandering Christ, that love which was the first love of man, through all the mountains, and upon every high and must be the last, if he would have hope of hill, the dispersed and scattered upon all the face of rising to the life eternal; and the
ripening of this the earth! Has he been brought himself to the true love is unto that peace with God, which he knows Light, and does he not know that their forgiveness to have been bought with the price of his blood, was sealed, when they were forgiven of him whom who came into the world to preach peace with they pierced ? O there is no light in that breast God, and good will towards man. No sooner
which beats not to the promise: “They shall be has the divine seed of love and peace been sown in as though as I had not cast them off.” And his soul than the "new man's” breast expands which one of us can account himself as being not only with the reverential love of God, with the made wise unto salvation, whose heart continues lore which casteth out fear, with the adoring and closed against Christ's brethren after the flesh, of thankful love of a pardoned and reconciled whom he hath declared, “Ye shall dwell in the sinner, with the love of one made of free grace a
land which I gave to your fathers; and ye shall child of God, and delivered from the bondage who loveth them with an everlasting love, is that
be my people; and I will be your God"? He, and service of the evil one, but with as intense a love for his brethren in the flesh. No longer a
Jesus of Nazareth, still " King of the Jews,” our child of wrath, he has grace given him by the hope and our deliverer. Spirit of love to love his neighbour as himself, Such will be the godly reasonings of the man, to love him with a stedfast and forbearing, an to whom the Lord has vouchsafed " a new heart, active and indomitable love. He feels himself to who hath the life which is in the Son. As the be the liege-subject of a double, not a divided, citizen of a Christian land, too, he will be stirred allegiance; nay, more, the bond-servant of the up to new striving by the promise unto the people, law of love. He loves God because he first who shall be his instruments in cleansing Israel : loved him; and, so loving him by whom he has “They shall prosper who love thee ;” and he will been pardoned and justified, he sets before him tremble before the denunciation : “The nation the second commandment in the Christian deca- and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; logue, that commandment which he has received yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted." Can from his Redeemer's own lips : “ That” we "love he search the records of ages, and will he not one another as he hath loved us ;” and it is by this acknowledge how every kingdom and nation, that love that Christ dwelleth in us, and the love has violated this duty, has perished from the of him waxeth strong, and is perfected in us. We things that be? Where are Nineveh, and Babyobey because we love: we love because we ohey. lon, and Chaldea, and Rameses, and Egypt, and Charity is, as it were, become a master-passion of Grecia, and Rome, and the mighty monarchies, our hearts: it dieth not when they cease to throb, where the outcasts sought a refuge, and found but shall fructify after faith and hope live no reviling, despiteful usage, stripes, and persecumore but in the memory of the glorified, as the tion? ---Persia alone left, as God's witness unto blessed ladder lent to them for their ascension Jew and Gentile, that "blessed is he that blesseth to the mansions of their risen Lord. This thee, O Israel, whom I will yet choose.” And law of love admits of no exceptions : it knows how can any one of us look upon the judgments no bitterness, or wrath, or anger, or malice : the that are pouring out upon the earth at this hour more degraded and outcast the brother, the more without discerning that, if the Lord be not slack does the follower of Christ, as his dear child, concerning his promises, so he is not slack conweep over his fallen estate, the more of fervour, cerning his threatenings? What love have the zeal, tenderheartedness, brotherly kindness does nations, now bent low under the heavy hand of his his heart put on, the more does he pray and work, displeasure, manifested towards the souls of his that he may be used as the blessed instrument of peculiar people? Have they sought to hasten the turning his brother to the righteousness in which coming of Christ's kingdom among them? Alas ! only he has himself the hope that his own soul they have not; and, for the most part, they have shall be saved. It is this heaven-born grace of not concerned themselves about the things which