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EVANGELICAL MAGAZINE

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FOR THE YEAR

1817.

VOL. III.

By pureness, by knowledge, by long-buffering, by kindness, by love unfeigned, by
the word of (ruth, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the
left; through honour and dishonour, through evil report and good report; as
deceivers and yet true. 2 Cor. vi. 6—8.

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PREFACE.

THREE Years have now elapsed since this Magazine first made its appearance, and presumed to put in its claim to a share of the public patronage among the rival Journals of the age. The principle on which it professedly commenced, and on which it has hitherto been uniformly conducted, namely, that of advocating the cause of truth, independent of any particular regard to sects and parties, rendered it a kind of phenomenon in the religious world; and, as was to be expected, hath occasioned its being loudly spoken against by many. In this, however, the conductors have met with nothing either to surprise or disappoint them. The cause of divine truth has hitherto always been unpopular in the world—but their consolation is, that the truth itself is great, and that it will ultimately prevail. It is an affecting consideration, that her professed friends should be so much more solicitous about the honour of the denomination to which they respectively belong, than they are lest the truth itself should suffer. In advocating that noble cause, it is impossible to avoid occasionally animadverting on some glaring deviations from it, which are to be found more or Jess among all parties. In doing this, however, which is always an unpleasant task, our appeal is uniformly made to "the lively oracles"—to the law and to the testimony—the alone authenticated standard of divine truth. By this criterion we desire that all we write may be fairly tried; and if the advocates of, what are conceived to be, corruptions, in doctrine, discipline, and worship, can justify them by an appeal to that standard, we are content to be denominated the ^troublers of Israel"—but until something of that kind be done, we put it fairly to the consideration of erery unprejudiced and impartial mind, whether angry inTective be a legitimate substitute for scriptural proof and sound argument.

Convinced as the conductors of this Magazine are, that there is nothing in this world worth contending for but Truth; and though not insensible to the unpopularity which has usually been the let of its friends; having long since made up their minds to share in all the obloquy that a steady adherence to it can entail upon them; they conceive it their duty and their honour to persevere in the course which they have hitherto pursued. "Slight and imperfect as their publication confessedly is, it was designed for the service of Truth, by those who would be glad to attend and grace her triumph—as her soldiers, if they have had the honour to serve successfully under her banner—or as captives tied to her chariot-wheels, if they have, though undesignedly, committed any offence against her."

Though no human production is faultless; and though the conductors of the New Evangelical Magazine are conscious that it is susceptible of great im- provement in various respects, which it shall be their continual study to attain; they nevertheless have the confidence to challenge a comparison with any other similar work, either as it respects the materials that occupy its columns from month to month, or the engravings that embellish it. And while they most respectfully solicit the patronage of the religious public in its behalf, they pledge themselves not to ask it longer than their publication is thought fairly entitled to it.

London, December 5, 1817.

VOL. III.

JANUARY.

MEMOIR of the late Mr. Ab'. Austin—

ELEGY on Mr. Austin'sdeath—SUN-

DAY READING—Import of the re-

surrection of Christ—On the Improve-

ment of Time—Assurance without evi-
dence p. 1—17

R EVIEW.—Mr. James's Pastoral Charge
—Superville's Sermons translated by
Mr. Allen—Taylor's Facts and Evi-
dences on the subject of Baptism—
Cockburn's Narrative of John Donald
17—27

INTELLIGENCE—British and Foreign

School Society—Hibernian Society—

Death of Mr. Jort the Missionary-

Literary Notices—Missionary Prayer

Meetings — Islington and Hollow-ay

Course of Lectures—Poetry, New
Year's Day 28—32

FEBRUARY.

MEMOIR of the late Mr. Dan Taylor—

DOCTRINAL and PRACTICAL.—

The Glories of the Redeemer in his
work and reward—The duty of con-
sidering the Poor, and the blessedness
therewith connected—On the Impor-
tance of Education—Immateriality of
the soul inferred from the act of Suicide
—Striking incident in the Death of a
Minister—On Rash and unguarded ex-
pressions 33--51

REVIEW.—Williams's Religious Liber-

ty stated and enforced, in six Essays—

Goakman's Examination of the London

Society for promoting Christianity
among the Jews—Bennett's Sermon on
the Errors of the Church of Rome-
Mrs. Burton's Poetical Effusions 52—56

INTELL.-British and Foreign School

Society — Prosecution of the Hon.

Charles Noel for having public worship

in his own house—Letter from Mr.

Gulliver, at Cape Henry (Hayti)—

Chapel opened at Oldham, Lancashire

—Glasgow Auxiliary to Baptist Mis-

sion—Bristol Monthly Lectures for
1817—and United Prayer Meetings—
Poetry 57 64

comforts of old age—Mr. Curtis's Ser-

mon on the prospects of the New Year
81—91

INTELL.—British and Foreign Bible

Society—Anecdotes—Literary Notices

Poetry 92—96

APRIL.

DOCT. and PRACT.—Essay on Christ's
Intercession—On Zeal in the cause of
Christ—On rash and unguarded ex-
pressions—Mistakes in religion recti-
fied—Strictures on modern preachers

97—116

REVIEW.—Dr. Chalmers' Astronomi-

cal Discourses, continued — Taylor's

Facts and Evidences, concluded—Ben-

nett's Discourse on Sacrifices — The

Abode of Wisdom 116 124

INTELL.—British and Foreign Bible
Society—British and Foreign School
Society—Baptist Mission to India—

Gaelic Schools — Caledon Auxiliary
Society, SouthAfrica—Literary Notices

125—128

MAY.

MEMOIR of the late Mr. Dan Taylor,
concluded— DOCT. and PRACT.—
Sermon by Mr. Austin, On the deity

and influence of the Holy Spirit

Divine consolation promised to the poor
in spirit—On Juvenile delinquency in
the metropolis—Remarks on Dr. Spen-

cer's plan of an Academical Institution

—On decency in conducting Anniver-

sary Meetings 129—145

REVIEW.—Dr. Chalmers' Astronomical
Discourses, concluded— Mr. Williams's
Essays on Religious Liberty, concluded
—Ivimey on the constitution of the

Baptist Churches 146 154

INTELL—British and Foreign Bible

Society—Papal Bull against Bible

Societies—Remarks on the preceding

—Shoreditch, &c. Bible Association-

Ordination—Anniversary Meetings

Poetry. 155—160

JUNE.

MEMOIR of the Rev. Thomas Robinson

of Leicester—DOCT. aud PRACT.

On the excellency of the Holy Scrip-
tures—The progressive advancement of

Christ's Kingdom in the world—On the

exercise of brotherly love—On the

principle of forbearance in a Chris-

tian church—Query respecting the

atonement—and a particular provi-

dence 161—176

REVIEW.— Cox's Female Scripture

Biography — Upton's Collection of

Hymns 177—180

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