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away from its words. The Holy Spirit, towards the poor savages, that the moment foreseeing what actually ensued, that the they saw me, they poured out such a volpeculiar features of this prophecy would | ley of abuse upon ine, in consequence of excite the prejudices of some, and in
| my attachment to the Indians, that I was others, its obscurity induce neglect, / obliged to travel the whole night through judged it necessary to employ a special
the woods, which brought on a fever for precrution against its falling into con several days. I have also to observe that tempt, or oblivion.
many of the dissipated Indians who canThus it appears, from a rapid induction not be prevailed on to work, appear as of particulars, that the Bible is common inveterate against me, and the good Indian property, over which there is no control; Chief, and his people, as any of the that, as “ all Scripture is given by inspi. whites, and would injure us were it in ration of God," so it is all “ profitable their power, as they have an idea that for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
they ought to partake of the provisions for instruction in righteousness, that the
and other supplies given to the more inman of God may be perfect, throughly fur.
dustrious Indians. This reminds me of pished for every good word and work."
the words of the great apostle of the (To be concluded in our next.)
Gentiles, “ In perils by mine own coun. trymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils
in the wilderness, &c." and surely this BRITISH AND FOREIGN SCHOOL
should serve to animate me to greater SOCIETY.
fortitude, but without Christ I know I
can do nothing. On my return to Halifax We last month laid before our readers,
I waited on the Earl of Dalhousie, who interesting Extracts of two letters re
received me with great kindness, and who ceived from Captain Bromley, who is
shewed me a Letter received from Mr. bending all his efforts to establish a colony | Stonard, which he observed he thought of Indians in our British settlements in
very discouraging. I however told His Canada, (See our Magazine, p. 284, &c.)
Lordship that « I was of a different and we have just received a still more
opinión, and added that the Society for recent communication from the same Gen- the propagation of the Gospel could not tleman, which we have much pleasure in be supposed to favour the interference of a subjoining.
Romish Priest ;” indeed I could not Halifax, Nova Scotia, I think of acting as an agent for the Society August 19, 1817.
under such circumstances. I am however MY DEAR FRIEND,
happy to say that the Indian Chief and As I wish to avail myself of his people appear resolved to act under every opportunity of writing, I shall en my directions in opposition to the repeate deavour to forward this by a Midshipman / ed Bulls and threats of the Priests, who of the name of Latouch, the nephew of are constantly thundering out their an eminent Lady of that name in the Anathemas against us, and I have the City of Dublin.
fullest conviction that the means which Since my last, some changes have taken God has been graciously pleased to put place in our plans and operations in the into our hands will eventually loosen the propagation of the Gospel, which are double yoke of popery and paganism rather interesting.
among the lodians, who are however so I availed myself of a fortnights vaca. | far enlightened as to perceive that the tion to pay a visit to my Indian friends, advice I have given them is according to who have really done wonders, and not truth, and profitable to themselves; inwithstanding the prevalent opinion of the deed the Indian Chief has been repeatwhites, that the Indians are too degenerate edly heard to say that God surely sent to beeome useful members of Society, yet me to this country for the benefit of I am perfectly satisfied that if the neces. poor Indians, and although be has not sary aid shall be afforded me, either by shook off the popish yoke, yet his converthe government or private individuals, ansation is at times evangelical, and his extraordinary work under Divine Provi. moral conducteminently exemplary. You dence will speedily take place among may recollect that this was the case with these people.. They have exceeded our | my dear friend the Priest Marcelino in sanguine expectations, in the cultivation Spain, who wrote to the Bible Society--of this land since the last winter, and their Pray have you heard any thing more of crops of potatoes, &c. really appear him? I trust if he is spared, he will be equal, if not superior to many of the come another Luther in that country, yet whites, and the influence of the Romish I have serious fears at times that he has Priest is evidently decreasing.–As I was found his way into the Inquisition; if so under the necessity of walking to the may Daniel's God be his keeper and pre.. Indian settlement, a distance of 50 miles server ! I hope our friends of the Bible (instead of 45 as I before stated) I was Society who'considered a time of war an under the necessity of calling for refresh- unseasonable opportunity for the circula. ment at a tavern at midnight, but such tion of the gospel on the Peninsula, are was the cruel animosity of the people now of a different opinion, fos my part
I always thought that God had some wise bave thereby contracted among the Colo. end in view in permitting the sword to nists have ruined their morals; and the be unsheathed in that country, and I sin. remarkable fondness of the parents cerely hope that the seed already sown shewn towards their children has induced in consequence of the war will bring forth them to return to their wild habits. - Will fruit abundantly. - But I am digressing. you have the goodness to mention to Mr. I must return to the Earl who acceeded Stonard that there is about £60. re. to my wishes in allowing £25. to be laid | maining out of the money voted by the out of the Provincial Treasury in addi- Society, with which we intend to con. tion to the sum voted by the House of tinue the supply of the provisions to the Assembly, for the extension of a road to Indians. When that sum is expended, I the Indian Settlement, and he also re- shall of course render a correct statequested me to draw out an estimate of ment to the Secretary. the sum required for the 'purchase of
I remain yours most truly, winter grain for about 20 or 25 acres of
W. BROMLEY. land which the Indians are preparing to receive. I am therefore of opinion that should the Societies at home condescend 1 CHAPEL OPENED. to grant a further supply, that in 2 or 3 years the Indians will be entirely inde- Paradise Chapel, Paradise Walk, Chel. pendent of the whites, and will no lon- sea; having undergone some repairs, was ger rely on the chase for a scanty suste- re-opened for public worship on WednesDance, which has hitherto had the effect day, the 24th September, 1817, for the of keeping them in the most brutal igno- use of the Baptist Congregation lately tance, and totally precluded the possi- assembling in Sloane-place Knightsbridge. bility of introducing the use of letters Three Sermons were preached on the among them, as their wives and children occasion ; that in the Morning, by Mr. always accompany them in their exeur. Ivimey of Eagle street, in the Afternoon siops, and the system hitherto adopted by 1 by Mr. Pritchard of Keppel-street, and the Society of taking the children from that in the Evening, by Mr. Chin of Waltheir parents at an early age, and bind- worth. Messrs, Bunce, Morrison, Dunn, ing them out as apprentices to the white Elvey, Shepherd, and Clarke, engaged in people, has generally proved a curse | the devotional exercises. instead of a blessing, as the vices they
NEW EVANGELICAL MAGAZINE,
ON THE UNPARDONABLE SIN.* [From Mr. MʻLean's Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews.] “ For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remai neth no more sacrifice for sins; but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. . He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses : Of how much sorer punishment sitppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of Grace? For ye know him that hath said, ' Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompence, saith the Lord.' And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
HEB. X. 26.-31. 1. To “ sin wilfully," does not | oaths, not wilfully, but through mean every sin which we commit fear. Matt. xxvi. 74. The expreswith the consent of our will; for sion to sin wilfully seems to refer it will be hard to mention any sin to Num. xv. 30, 31. where it is in which the will is not more or described as doing ought pre. less concerned. We find in scrip- sumptuously, or with an high ture many of the approved chil- hand, and as reproaching the Lord, dren of God falling into such sins and despising or contemning the as necessarily implied a consent of word of the Lord : but the aposthe will for the time; yet they are tle shews that to sin wilfully against not said to sin (sxouriws) wilfully. the gospel is a more heinous sin, Paul was a blasphemer of Christ, and deserves sorer punishment and compelled others to blaspheme than was inflicted on those who him; he was a persecutor and in- despised Moses' law, ver. 29. jurious, breathing out threatenings This sin cannot be committed and slaughter against the disciples till “after we have received the of the Lord, Acts ix. 1. xxvi. 10, knowledge of the truth;" hence 11. 1 Tim. i. 13. Yet it is not Paul could not commit it ignorantly said that he did this wilfully, but in unbelief. The knowledge of ignorantly, in unbelief. Peter the truth here is the same with though he had much to learn, was being once enlightened. ch. vi. 4. a sincere lover of Christ, and re- Peter admits, that some, after they solved to die with him; yet he de- bave known the way of righteousnied him with imprecations and I ness, and escaped the pollutions of
* Our readers will recollect a paper on a subject nearly akin to this, in a former number of our work, namely, “ On the sin which is unto death,” (See New Evan. Mag. Vol. II. p. 193.) The difficulty attending the subject, however, appears to us to justify the insert
the insertion of a more full and able elucidation of it, from the pen of this great master in Israel,
EDITOR, YOL. III.