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in the coming of the Messiah, and in the cess to God with freedom and confidence, blessings of his kingdom, “the children yet they are exhorted to serve God with of Israel shall return, and seek the Lord fear and rejoice with trembling, Psal. ii. their God, and shall fear the Lord and 11. Justice and judgment are the estabhis goodness in the latter days.” Hos. lishment of his throne, mercy and truth iii. 5. Not only his infinite greatness, go before his face; so that while his justice and holiness, but his goodness people rejoice in his name all the day, affords us the strongest motives for reve- they also see that he is greatly to be rence and godly fear; from this arises feared in the assembly of the saints, and the deepest sense of our obligation to to be had in reverence of them that are Jove and gratitude, and consequently of about him, Psal. Ixxxix. 7, 14, 16. the guilt of sin and evil of rebellion. 3. The grace of the gospel teaches us But this is not all. As the greatness of that none can approach unto a holy God, his goodness must necessarily aggravate stand before him, or have acceptance the guilt of rebellion, so must it in pro. with him, in any of our services but portion heighten its punishment. Injured through a mediator, and the blood of and despised love and goodness will at sprinkling that speaketh better things last break forth in the fury of jealousy, than that of Abel.” and in the consuming fire of indignation to devour the adversary, Heb. x. 26-32. The length of this quotation, the This the Scripture every where holds whole of which appeared to us too forth, and particularly the text, which important to admit of abridgment, exhorts us to hold fast grace that we may
prevents us from indulging our reaserve God acceptably with reverence and
ders this month with Mr. M‘Lean's godiy fear, from this consideration, that our God is a consuming fire. The Lord
| illustration of some passages in this does not leave our compliance with the
liance with the | Epistle which are generally thought gospel merely to the generosity and gra- to be peculiarly difficult : Such, for titude of the human heart; for however instance, as Heb. vi. 44. ch. vii. noble these principles are, yet the hearts throughout, ch. ix. 15-17.ch. 8. 29. even of believers themselves are not al
and several others that have greatly ways under their vigorous influence. In
perplexed the Commentators; but we short the human heart is not so generous
must desist. Possibly on some future and grateful in this imperfect state as
occasions we may revert to the volume, many imagine, and he must be a stranger to his own heart that does not feel this.
and gratify our readers with a few We need therefore to have our fears as interesting extracts from it. In the well as hopes stimulated, and the grace mean time, however, we feel it a of the gospel affords sufficient motives for duty imperious upon us, to recomboth. An apprehension of danger and mend the work in the most pressing due concern for our own safety is there manner, to universal attention; but fore one ingredient in godly fear.
more especially to the notice of those 2. The gospel not only gives us the
who are engaged in the ininistry of clearest view of the divine character, but
the Gospel. If they would attain also of our own. It opens up our mean
enlarged views of the economy of ness and lowness as creatures, and our guilt and pollution as sinners in the strong
redemption, have their minds fortified est point of view. It shews us that we against the soul-destroying errors of are altogether hopeless and helpless in Socinianism, and become able minisourselves, dead in trespasses and sins, ters of the New Testament, we scarceand unable to do any thing to please ly know a publication in our language, God, and that all our righteousnesses are large or small, which is better calas filthy and abominable rags in the sight I culated to effect these high ends. than of a holy God. The whole plan of divine
this Commentary on the Epistle to grace shews this, which is all calculated | to abase the creature and exalt God, Isa. I the Hebrews. We lament, indeed, ii. 10-18; to empty us of pride and self. | to see the work so badly printed : righteousness, and to lead us to glory
but the second volume has been only in the Lord, I Cor. 1. 27-31. This issued from the press since the humility and self-abasement is another author's decease, and therefore he is great ingredient in reverence and godly not answerable for its imperfections fear. And therefore we must hold the of this kind. grace of the gospel whereby we may be An Octavo Volume of posthumous delivered from pride and self-righteous
Sermons by the same author, with ness in God's service. The parable of
some account of his Life, &c. has the Pharisee and the publican shews the difference of a presumptuous service, and just made its appearance, and we may the service recommended in the text, probably give some report of it in a Luke xviii. 10–15. Rev. jii, 17. Though | future number, the subjects of Christ's kingdom have acVOL. III.
Beligious and Literary Intelligence.
BAPTIST MISSION TO INDIA. | Tarachund, their minister, appears to
suffer no diminution. Some brethren who Having briefly adverted in our last two had lately paid bim a visit reported, that Dumbers to the interesting Report of the
he had almost every evening visitors of all present state of this Mission, we bow em casts, with whom he read and conversed brace the first opportunity of presenting on the things of the kingdom of God. It our readers with some farther extracts was vain, they said, to expect time for from it.
sleep, as almost all the night is spent in SERAMPORE and CALCUTTA.In con- | reading, singing, and religious conversa. sequence of political arrangements, the tion. This brother spends nearly all his settlement of Serampore has reverted to salary in promoting the gospel, reserving the Danish government. This circum- scarcely any part for himself. He has stance, however, has not affected the composed a number of Bengalee hymns, comfort or security of our brethren in the which have been printed at Serampore, slightest degree.
and which have excited considerable atIt is known that brethren Lawson and tention among the natives. Eustace Carey have been ordained co CHITTAGONG.–Very encouraging acpastors of the large and increasing church | counts have been received of the progress at Calcutta. They appear to have en of the gospel among the Mug nation, in tered on their work with right views of the vicinity of Chittagong. Not less than its importance, and of the means suited | fifty of these people appear to have made to carry on their great design. To im a profession of Christianity; and that prove the minds of their younger mem under circumstances very painful and bers, they have instituted a select religious trying. Considerable persecution has been library; and to accustom them to deeds excited against them, but hitherto they of Christian benevolence, they have form have stood firm. One among them, named ed a society for visiting and relieving the Khepoo, who had suffered much, being poor, to be called the Juvenile Charita asked what he had gotten by becoming a ble Institution, Several additions have | Christian? replied by describing the great been made to their number, both of Eu- | sufferings of Christ for him, and said that ropeans and natives; and the same system Christ would give him a hundred fold of incessant labout, in publishing the word more than he had lost. Opposition, howof life in various directions, principally ever seems to have created additional inby means of the brethren raised up in the terest in the gospel. One of the head country, appears to be continued.
priests among this people had declared Curwa --The intelligence from hence his belief in the scriptures, and that he is highly satisfactory. Mr. W. Carey has would be guided by them. As one proof had several additions from the natives of bis sincerity, he has cut down the sa. around him, and expected shortly to bap cred trees he formerly worshipped, and tize a person of considerable eminence made seats of them for people to sit upon and respectability, who stood firm to his and hear the word of the living and true purpose of professing Christ, though hun. | God. dreds of his countrymen had attempted to DIGAH.-We have great pleasure in dissuade him from it. A brother who stating that our brethren Moore and Rowe, lately visited this station remarks, “ Never who have long occupied the station at was my faith in the mission raised so Digah, have been much encouraged of much as since I have been at Cutwa. All late by growing success. Various please I see, and all I hear, tends to confirm me ing additions have been made to this little in the idea that Satan's kingdom in this church from among the natives, but the country will soon be much diminished." | word has been more peculiarly owned to The inhabitants of this populous and the conversion of many of our own counextensive district are eager to obtain trymen, chiefly in the army. One letter Gospels and tracts; and from various mentions twenty-four of these who had quarters Mr. Carey has received pressing | openly professed their love to Christ, and applications for the establishment of new we learn that several others bad subseschools. His efforts in this department quently followed their example. Among have, however, been unavoidably restrict. these have been some persons of high ed by a want of the necessary funds. respectability, who have since shewn a
VANS-VARIYA, -At this village which most laudable zeal to establish schools, is no great distance from Serampore, I and further the work among the natives. where a little company, formerly hea- | Indeed, the spirit which pervades the thens, are united in the bonds of the gos. letters of the European converts in genepel, we learn that the affectionate zeal of ral, is such as leads us to hope that, by their means, great good will be effected ; | of W. Tolfrey, Esq. a gentleman who that, in blessing them, the Lord hath applied himself to the language with great designed to make them blessings. Of success, and had made considerable prothis, the following extracts from a letter gress in preparing a version of the New written by an officer in the army will be Testament in it, but whose labours, we deemed a pleasing specimen: “ It lately regret to add, have been recently termin appeared to me a duty I had long neg. nated by his death. It should appear, lected, to try to acquire a koowledge of however, that at present the Portuguese the Hindee. The souls of my servants is the most useful language in Columbo; also appeared to me to be calling on me in which onr brethren preach alternately for the performance of my duty as a at the Grand Pass, and have had the most master. I have been enabled to make encouraging evidences that they have not these exercises of my mind a matter of preached in vain. Here also they have daily prayer; and in my present letter I established a school, in which upwards of purpose informing you of the commence-fifty children are instructed both in Enment of my labours among the heathen. ) glish, and in the Cingalese, “ It is proLet me, in the first instance, intreat your bable," say the missionaries, in a recent, prayers that I my go forth in the strength and yet unpublished communication, “ by of the Lord; and that his glory and the this attention to the rising generation we love of souls may be iny only motives. may, under a divine blessing, do more This morning, for the first time, I spoke effectual good than in any other way; and of soul conceras to a poor invalid Sipahee: we are unwilling to close our letter withhe talked a great deal of the number of out just noticing that such is the need of his books, &c. I asked him if all put missionaries in this island, that, till they together would teach him how his sins are raised up on the spot, we scarcely could be pardoned, and God remain a expect to see any thing like a suitable just Judge? After a little time he ac- supply. Between Columbo and Point de knowledged they would not. When I Galle, a distance of less than eighty miles was going away, he said, “Surely, Sir, if (to say nothing of the newly acquired you know the way in which sin may be territories) there are no less than five pardoned, you will not go away, and places that ought each of them to be occuleave me in ignorance, I told him I pied by two active missionaries. We have would not, (if spared) but would endea- mentioned the still destitute state of the vour to point him to the true way. I island, lest, as so many missionaries have spoke to one of my servants, and read the been sent here, you should be induced to sixteenth of Matthew to him; he under- think we are over supplied.” It is pleasstood every verse plainly, so that I hope ing to subjoin, in connection with this soon to commence more openly. This statement, that a spirit of mutual harmony man was very attentive, and when I prevails between our brethren and the talked about sin, he acknowledged his missionaries from other societies stationed ways that they were not good, on which at Columbo, which has led them in several I shewed him how sin could be pardoned instances to unite in their exertions to and God be just and true. My pundit, make known the word of life in the sure poor man, thinks himself without sin; and rounding villages. when I spoke of a Saviour, he told me he AMBOYNA.-The station at Amboyna, would be useful to them that bad been sin the most remote of all that have been ners. Another old Sipahee with whom I planted in the eastern world, has not conversed, says, he is sure he has sinned been left without tokens for good from against God; that he knows not the way the great Lord of the harvest. A gentleto obtain pardon; nor could his religion man of respectability in that island has shew bim the way.
seen the importance and necessity of salCOLUMBO.-At Columbo, in the island | vation, not only for himself, but for others of Ceylon, many circumstances conspire also. Under these impressions, he gave to encourage the hope that the Lord is up his temporal prospects, and sailed for about to arise and prosper the work of his Bengal, to connect himself with the breservants. Several persons have been added thren there, and labour with them in the to the little church there ; among others, work of the mission. Subsequent advices a Boodbist priest has renounced his ido- | from Calcutta mention that he had arrived latries, and been baptized in the name of there, and been added to the church at the Lord Jesus. Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths, Serampore. Mr. Jabez Carey has been who were sent to this station in December appointed to a seat in the college of jus. last, have safely arrived ; and Mr. Siers, tice, which, without materially infringing who has long aided brother. Chater in on his time, enlarges his means of usefulpreaching, has been solemnly ordained to ness. Considerable numbers of the Malay the work of the ministry, and appears to New Testament, have been advantage engage in it with all bis heart. Mr. Chacously distributed, and other publications ter has also made some progress in trans- | are preparing for circulation among them. lating the book of Psalms into the Cinga- 1 The schools continue to occupy a large lese. In this undertaking he derived much share of Mr. Carey's attention. In re assistance from the friendship and advice turping from a late toar, undertaken for the purpose of inspecting those establish-seven editions ; 'viz. Danzig 1632, Am. ed in the surrounding islands, 'he was in sterdam 1667, Halle 1726, Kenigsberg imminent danger of shipwreck, but that 1768, Kenigsberg 1799, and Berlin 1810. Being, whom the winds and waves obey, The first edition was, for the most part, was pleased to preserve him. May it be burnt by Wonzek, Archbishop of Gnezin; to persevere in following the example of and the Jesuits have always exerted his beloved father; and, like him, to spend themselves to buy ap and destroy such many years of usefulness in the church of copies of the other five editions as come God below.
in their way; so that it is concluded that
of the six editions of the Protestant Bible, We are informed that letters have been printed between 1632, and 1779, at least received from the missionaries within a 3000 copies have been thus wilfully devery few days past, which communicate stroyed. The whole six editions, proba. the pleasing intelligence of the continued bly, did not amount to more than 7000 life and health of all the missionaries (to copies; so that if the copies which bave the middle of February last) but that been worn out by length of time were Messrs. Lawson and Carey had found it I added to those which have been destroyed, necessary to enforce scriptural discipline it would be found, that (with the excepon several of the members of the church tion of the seventh edition, printed in of Calcutta, who were walking disorderly, Berlin, at the expense of the British and and that fears were entertained lest the Foreigu Bible Society, and consisting of leaven be not yet wholly purged out. | 8000 copies,) the existing pumber of Though this intelligence be, in one view, Bibles, among the 250,000 Protestants painful, it is only what may always be who speak the Polish language, must be expected where, as in the case of this at very small. But, alas ! how much smaller Calcutta, a church increases rapidly, and still is the number of copies which exist a proper attention to discipline and order | among the Catholics of Poland will appear is regarded.
from the following facts. The only authorized version of the holy scriptures, in
Polish, is that which was translated by BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE Jacob Wujek, approved by Pope Clement SOCIETY.
VITI. and first published in this city in Mr. Pinkerton has recently communi. 1599. The translation is considered, by cated from Warsaw the following authen competent judges, to be among the best tic intelligence respecting the lamentable European versions made from the Vul. dearth of the scriptures in Poland. The gate; and the language, though in some extract is highly interesting and impor- degree antiquated, is yet pure and classical. 'tant, both in a literary and religious point! Such care, however, bas been taken of view.
to keep even this authorized version of “There have appeared, at different the holy scriptures from coming into the times, five translations of the Bible in the hands of the people, that it never was Polish language. The first is called the reprinted in Poland, and has undergone Old Cracow Bible, and was printed in only two other editions out of the country this city in 1561. Many passages of this viz. at Breslau in 1740, and 1771. translation being taken from the Bohe. Now, the whole amount of copies in these mian Protestant Bible, it never received three editions of the authorized Polish the sanction of the Pope. However, it Bible, is supposed not to have exceeded went through two other editions, in 1575 3000. Thus there have been printed only and 1577, both printed in Cracow. A about 3000 Bibles in the space of 217 copy of this version is now very rarely to years, for upwards of 10,000,000 of Ca. be met with, even in the best libraries of tholics, who speak the Polish language. the nation. The second version, which Hence it is, that a copy is not to be obappeared in 1563, is called the Radziviltained for money: and that you may Bible. It has never gone through more | search a hundred thousand families in than one edition. Prince Radzivil, at Galicia and Poland, and scarcely find one whose expense this translation was made Bible," and printed, was a Protestant: but he dying soon after its publication, his son, a Catholic, carefully bought up the edi
Extract of a Letter from Halifar, tion, and burnt it! The third version, by
Nova Scotia. Simeon Budney, is called the Socinian I am happy to say that notwithstanding Bible. This translation went through two the establishment of a school on the plan editions; the first in 1570, and the last in of Dr. Bell, that Institution has had litile 1572; both printed at Nieswiez, in Li- or no effect in reducing our number of thuania. Of this version, it is said that scholars, although they profess to teach only three copies exist, in distioguished for balf the money; on the contrary, our libraries. The fourth translation into walls are ready to burst in consequence Polish is the Danzig Bible. This version of the great influx of scholars; and I was made and printed by the reformed applied the other day to the Committee, church in Danzig, and has passed through to adopt ways and means for increasing
the building to double the size, but as and give them cloathing to shelter then they appear to have no funds, I doubt from the inclemency of the ensuing winter. much whether I shall be able to succeed, The Romish priest is much alarmed at as the pressure of the times is beginning our success, doing what he can to underto be felt here, as well as in England, and mine our efforts, and has threatened the in other parts. The Society on Dr. Bell's poor creatures with excommunication, plan are allowed the salary for a master, &c. But God is making him an instrufrom the Parent Institution in England, ment in promoting his glory, as all his but this is not the case with us, as my schemes tend only to disgust the ladians salary, and that of the mistress comes out against him. * of the annual income of the Donations Perhaps you may be informed of the and Subscriptions. Dr. Bell's, or the opposition made in the House of AssemNational School, now contains about 130 bly to our application in March for pecuboys, so that between the two schools, I niary aid, and a road to the Indian Settrust much good will be done. I have had tlement-yet our benevolent governor several hints from the friends connected sent a special message to the House, for with the British and Foreign School So- the necessary supply, which he readily eiety, that they would willingly grant obtained ; viz. £250, for the purchase of pecuniarv aid were it in their power, but seed, potatoes, &c. for the whole of the having read in their Report how earnestly Indians throughout the province, - £50 they are engaged in propagating the sys of which his lordship has directed to be tem in various parts of the world, I have laid out for our settlement, exclusive of heen deterred from making an official | £50 for making a road. And in the dis. application to them for relief, even in tribution particular caution is taken not times of my most peculiar distress. Ito allow the priests to interfere with us, believe that had we not received the while certain sums are allotted for their £200 from the House of Assembly, at its distribution among other Indians.” last sitting, the School must necessarily This benevolent gentleman, who is ever have fallen through.
aiming at the advancement of Christian I will thank you to mention to Mr. I knowledge, mentions also a circumstance Allen, that the slate pencils sent by the which will be viewed with deep concern late Mr. Fox, are all expended, and that by every pious humble Christian. they are a very expensive article here. “That the pews in the Methodist meet. I think you mentioned that he was one of ing are sold, to the almost total exclusion the Secretaries, may I beg my Christian of the poor, and also the exclusion of love to him, and mention that I trust the the poor blacks, from the ordinance of Lord is opening a way for me among the the Lord's Supper, with the whites." We Indians. I hope the Society to which he cannot think that such conduct will be belongs, will be able to select a proper countenanced by the Society of Metho. person to succeed me in the Acadian dists at home, and feel convinced they School, if such a measure should become will use their endeavours as soon as it is Decessary. I have, however, the pleasure pointed out to them, to remove an evil sa to say, that some of the head boys under- | much opposed to their general regard to stand the new system perfectly, but as the poor, and to the spirit of genuine none of them exceed 12 or 13 years of | Christianity. age, they are consequently too young to take charge of schools. And I am sorry
ORDINATION. to say that the majority of teachers on the old plan, are either too indolent, or On Tuesday last, (August zo
On Tuesday last, (August 26th.) Mr. too prejudiced, to be useful in the new; George Prichard was invested with the iodeed, as I before remarked in one of pastoral office, over the Baptist church my reports, my having recommended in Keppel Street, in this city, formerly some of the old teachers to the country, Mr. Martin's charge. The last mentioned when they attempted to introduce the minister, though still in life, has been new system, unfortunately brought it into | now upwards of three years incapacitated disrepute for a time, so that I have come
for the discharge of the functions of the to a determination. to recommend none | ministerial office; and during this long but those who will qualify themselves for interval the church has been destitute of such a task, and who shall prove them- a pastor! Mr. Martin had laboured selves worthy of encouragement.
among them in the word and doctrine
forty and three years, and though not Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman at Head of the church had signally blessed
peculiarly gifted for the station, the great Halifax, Nova Scotia.
his ministry, so that the church at the time "Itrast the Lord is opening a door among of his resignation, consisted, if we are the Indians.--They are doing well, and rightly informed, of more than 300 memhave already sown several bushels of bers, of whom only one individual now wheat, planted a considerable quantity survives, who belonged to it, when he of potatoes, &c. So that nothing is want- first took the oversight. Happily, “after ed but funds, to enable us to build huts, eating the bread of adversity, and drinks