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I am, &c., R. W. rections to be made, so that in the new Other subscribers who have sent edition the work is to be printed from their names are here subjoined :the corrected copy.
The public are Mrs. Grant, Cheltenham .. copy. greatly indebted to the Swedenborg Rev. T.C. Shaw.. Society for the care bestowed as to
Rev. F. de Soyres fidelity and correctness in the publica- Rev. L. de Soyres tion of the works; but in publications
Williams, Esq. so extensive, all translated from the Mr. Wallis Latin, it is very reasonable to suppose, Mr. Drysdale that from time to time an inaccuracy
Mr. Dyke will be detected, or an improvement in
Glasgow. the rendering of a sentence will be Rev. J. Prescott.. pointed out, which should be adopted Glasgow Society Library in subsequent editions. The society, James Eadie
1 therefore, we think, have adopted a good Thomas Downes
1 plan to insure the greatest amount of Robert Lockhart correctness in the works they publish.- James Fowler.
1 THE NEW TRANSLATION OF ISAIAH.
1 To the Editor.
Paisley Society Library Dear Sir,- From the spiritual in.
Edinburgh. struction and edification I have received Edward Tuting
1 in reading the New Translation of the Psalms, expounded as to the spiritual 6 MONUMENTAL EDITION OF THE sense by extracts from the works of
APPEAL." Swedenborg, I anticipate equal pleasure in reading the New Version, an- To the Editor. nounced in your June number, of the Dear Sir,—From my last communicaprophet Isaiah. It must be obvious to tion, inserted in the July number, it everyone who reflects, that the prophets will be seen that a second edition of treat of the Lord's Kingdom, that is, the “ Appeal” is called for by the of His church, shewing on the one Church, and it is there mentioned that hand its states of exaltation and glory, the price will be the same as the last, and on the other its states of degrada- viz., ten copies and upwards, 2s. per tion and misery, and consequently of copy; less than ten to subscribers, the regenerate and unregenerate states 25. 6d. per copy; to non-subscribers, or of the human mind, or of the church, ordered through a bookseller, the price as it is in the individual as well as in will be 3s. We are desirous of printing the aggregate. It is consequently erro- at least a thousand of this edition, as neous and absurd to suppose, as many we think that number will certainly be do, that the prophets, in their primary required by the Church and the public or true sense, treat of the kingdoms of in a very short time. We shall be glad, this world. This erroneous supposition therefore, if the secretary of each so is the source of all the false and profit- ciety will use the necessary means to less interpretations with which the pre- ascertain how many will be required by sent theology abounds, and which are the several members of his society, and so unsatisfactory to the candid, pious, let us know; they can then be sent to and inquiring mind. The great desides the secretary in one parcel for distriburatum of the age is a true system of tion. We shall also be glad to receive interpreting God's Holy Word, and as orders from individuals. It is necesI believe that this true system is the sary to state that we shall not put the doctrine of Correspondences as explained work in hand until we have heari from in the works of Swedenborg, a friend the various societies how many they and myself have agreed to subscribe are likely to require, that we may not each for three copies of the New Ver- print too few, as in the former edition. sion. I inclose my name and address: Our friend Mr. White, of 36, Bloomsby the “New Jerusalem” in the Revelation, will be held in the New Jerusalem
bury-street, has consented to give us scribers would be found to render it his valuable assistance in this matter, possible. and communications may be addressed I merely suggest the thing; you or either to him or either of the members some other may give it definite form. of the sub-committee appointed for Trusting that it may be taken up, the purpose, viz., Mr. Maxwell, Bell- I remain, Sir, yours, &c., yard, Temple Bar, or myself.
PARVUS. Yours sincerely,
R. GUNTON. THE FORTY-EIGHTH GENERAL CON25, Lamb's Conduit-street,
FERENCE OF THE NEW CHURCH, signified July 14, 1855.
Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, on TuesMANUSCRIPT SERMONS OF THE LATE
day, the 14th of August, 1855 =99, to Rev. S. NOBLE.
commence its sittings at ten o'clock in
the morning. The president is appointed To the Editor.
to preach on the Tuesday evening; after Sir,-I find it stated that the Rev. S. which, the sacrament of the Lord's Noble has left, amongst other valuable Supper will be administered to the literary property, upwards of one thou- members of the Conference, and to any sand sermons in manuscript, principally other members or friends of the Church expository of the spiritual sense of the who desire to join the brethren in that Word. No one who has read his beau- sacred ordinance. tiful illustrations of Divine Truth, whe- The friends are respectfully informed ther in your own or in other pages, but that it will be necessary for them to be must deeply regret that such a treasure at Colchester not later than six o'clock should remain secluded from circula- on Monday afternoon, August 13th, as tion, so well adapted are this author's conveyances will be engaged to start writings to elevate the affections and from Colchester at that time. Friends enlighten the intellect, and to convey to who may desire this accommodation, candid minds the genuine truths of the will oblige by intimating the same by Lord's kingdom. To novitiates and letter to W. H. Griggs, Brightlingsea, isolated receivers of the doctrines, such who will give them information as to treatises would be invaluable.
lodgings, &c. on their arrival. To spare Would it not be possible to publish trouble and additional expense, the conthem in a serial form, say monthly, veyances will be at the station to take in parts to contain four sermons each ? luggage and passengers from thence, if Doubtless a sufficient number of sub- preferred.
Obituary. Died, on the 7th of July, 1854, Mr. tians who think much and talk little. James West, of Accrington. The above He was scrupulously just in all his respected and worthy New Churchman dealings. He was a steady attender upon departed this life after a long and pain- divine worship as long as health perful illness. He was 76 years of age, mitted, and exemplified the precepts and had been an affectionate receiver of which he loved by a patient endurance the doctrines for fifty-three years. He of the pains and inconveniences of was one of an early band of brethren several years of disease of a more than who obtained from the Rev. Mr. Dean, usually unpleasant character. The reChurch of England minister, of Black- membrance of him is dear to his family, burn, their first instructions; and by and a circle of attached friends who his sermons, and the perusal of the knew his worth, and who are grateful True Christian Religion, to which he to the Lord for having given them so introduced them, they were led to adopt admirable an example of quiet worth the principles, and to live by them. Our and of Christian conduct. “The memory friend was a constant reader of the of the just is blessed."
J. B. Arcana; and one of that class of Chris
Died, on the 24th of February, 1855, When the infirmities of his physical at Liverpool, after a short illness, Alice, frame increased upon him, so that he wife of George Neville, aged 52 years. could not regularly conduct the Sunday She had been a receiver of the doc- services, his benevolence induced him trines of the New Jerusalem Church for to send a donation of £50. to the Manabout thirty years, and a member of the chester and Salford Missionary Society church now meeting in Lord Nelson- for the purpose of defraying the exstreet, Liverpool, since its earliest form- penses of the various ministers, to ation, and was much respected by all who deliver a course of lectures in the Potknew her. Her departure from this teries, and to enable that institution to world will no doubt be felt as a tempo- send its useful auxiliaries at stated rary loss by her husband and family; periods to conduct the public worship but as they are all sincere believers in for the little society. His liberality also the doctrines of the church, the know- extended to the Tract Society, and to ledge that she has been removed from the London Missionary Institution, both her sphere of usefulness here to a more of which have been materially aided by extended and exalted sphere of useful- his donations. Nor has death entirely ness among the blessed, must be to deprived us of our worthy brother's them a source of great consolation. sympathy and aid. His affectionate
A. B. C. daughters have been desired to devote
a portion of their father's property for Departed this life on the 21st May, the promulgation of the doctrines of 1855, at Longton, Staffordshire, Joseph the New Jerusalem, of which the church Tideswell, Esq., in the 78th year of his will learn more fully at a future day. age. His zeal for the dissemination of Living beyond the usual term allotted the heavenly doctrines, of which he was to us in this probationary state, our an ardent receiver, led him to endeavour friend has been called to “give an acto form a New Church Society in the count of his stewardship," and to return town where he resided, and to ensure his talents to his Divine Lord and this object he rented a room for the Master. purpose of public worship, and the
FRATER. establishment of a Sunday-school. His indefatigable efforts and winning influ- Died, on the 14th of June, 1855, Mrs. ence associated around him a small Kenyon, widow of the late Mr. John band of receivers, who looked up to Kenyon, of Accrington. She was nearly him as their father, pastor, and leader; 71 years of age, and had received the while his punctuality, kindly disposition, doctrines from her father before her and aptitude for interesting the youthful marriage, which took place fifty-two mind, blessed his efforts in the Sabbath years ago. Her father preached to the school by drawing into his little fold a infant society in its earliest days, and considerable number of young people. until Mr. Geo. Howarth evinced talents In these fields of usefulness and love, that induced the old gentleman, Mr. he was permitted by the Divine Provi- Garsden, to give way to a more youthful dence to labour for many years, with and competent minister. Mrs. Kenyon varied success, and amid some vicissi- loved the New Church, and had its tudes, yet his zeal did not abate, nor interests sincerely at heart. She always his love wax cold. He seemed to live cheered her husband in his liberality; for the work; to labour incessantly for and was liberal herself, according to her its accomplishment, and to pray fer- means. She delighted in every appearvently for its ultimate and permanent ance of the Church's prosperity, and realization. Spirits like that of our sorrowed if there seemed to be a reverse. departed friend are sometimes met with She was an example of constant cheerdwelling in this world, and amid every fulness and solid worth. Her temper apparent obstacle, by consistency of life, was uniformly equal; and she had ever amiability of character, and a rare ex- a kindly welcome for those who loved cellence of perceptive power, laying the what is good. She was a good mother,
corner stone which the builders have a kind friend, and an excellent member
RELIGION IN A LIFE OF USES THE ONLY WAY OF
(Address from the General Conference, held at Brightlingsea, August 14th, 1855,
to the Members of the New Church in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.)
BELOVED BRETHREN, – THE Conference having concluded its annual session, returns to the pleasing duty of addressing to the members of the church a few words of exhortation and admonition. As members of the New Church, which is to be the crown of all churches, we stand in a certain relation to each other and to the world around us, which it is of the utmost importance we should clearly understand. The church, says our enlightened author, has been brought to its end by falses of faith and evils of life. These falses and evils are all the natural consequences of inordinate self-love. At the end of the church false doctrines prevail, and therefore the interior evils of man's self-love are unrebuked by the popular religious teaching. The external duties of religion are performed with punctuality, and all the appearance of piety and devotion, while the hidden affections of the heart remain selfish, and the conduct is disfigured by many secret or scarcely concealed vices. And we, as professed members of the New Church, are especially called to manifest the love of truth and the life of faith in our daily conduct. We are to [Enl. Series.---No. 21, vol. ii.]
show the sincerity of our reception of the truth by our love and practice of the good which it teaches.
Now the chief good of the New Church is its doctrine of charity. It is to this all truth continually points, and by the measure of its attainment the value of our reception of truth is to be estimated. Every other doctrine of the church has relation to it. It is the end of all instruction, and the bond of perfectness. It is, therefore, the veriest essential of true religion, and the test of Christian discipleship. And in the New Church this love is to be restored to its proper ascendancy. Faith is the means of its attainment and the medium of its manifestation. By faith we acknowledge the Lord as its author, and connect the mind with Him and His divine operations in its exercise. All the impurities of our self-love, self-intelligeuce, and self-dependence, are thus exposed and overcome. life is born into the soul, which consists in loving our neighbour as ourselves. This love is the love of truth, and the delight of its exercise. Faith and love are thus united in the mind, animating and guiding us in the onward progress of our regeneration. The whole life is brought under the control of goodness and truth by what is taught us in the Word, and into harmony with all the affections of love one towards another. To trace the manifestation of this heavenly principle into
many of the relations of life, would not be possible in the narrow limits of this Address. We shall confine our attention to two.
As members of the New Church, we cannot but feel anxious for its unity. In unity there is strength; in division weakness. By the united action of associated numbers, works of usefulness impossible to a few, are easily accomplished. And in the difficult work of building up the church by providing for the orderly preaching of the Word and administration of the Sacraments, and for the general diffusion of the doctrines by the press and by missionary operations, it is especially im. portant that we should be a united body.
It is a
reat work—a work in which future generations are to rejoice-to which we are called. Its difficulties are also great. We have to contend, on the one hand, with the deep-rooted prejudices of ages, and on the other with passions naturally hostile to spiritual truth, and strengthened in their hostility by the sophistries of a wide-spread infidelity Every thing connected with our present position calls us to faithfulness, and demands of us united action.
Now all the elements of unity we possess are in the doctrine of charity. The unity of the church has been hitherto sought from oneness of faith, rather than from oneness of life. Creeds and opinions have constituted