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creasing that current, until it is betrayed. This be- sad but simple. She had married a young man to trayal of the fire, under whatever circumstances it may whom she had been sincerely attached from childhood : have originated, has in some cases occurred in time to
they had attended the parish-school together; had permit of remedy; in others, like the Eldon, when no exertions could subdue the conflagration,
there imbibed sound scriptural knowledge ; and, with The power of cotton, when once lighted, to burn
the entire sanction of all friends, were united. He slowly on until it is all consumed, is exemplified in had been bred a shipwright, and earned good wages the touch-cord of the Indian and Arab matchlocks. in a Scottish port; but a year after marriage was It is merely a thin, hard-twisted cotton-rope, coiled to the trigger near the touch-hole : when once lighted, it persuaded to go to Plymouth, in the hope of bettering
his condition. never goes out of itself, but smoulders on, and is always made glowing hot by a breath, when required to fire For some years all went on well. He was civil, the matchlock. The very quality which it possesses sober, and industrious; and, by frugality and strict of slow and inextinguishable burning makes it the attention to his work, was enabled not only to aid his more dangerous; and no rigour could be too great to father-in-law in his distress, but also to lay by for a prohibit cooking or smoking on board the shore-boats employed in taking off cotton to ships loading in Bom
day of necessity. That day arrived. A malignant bay harbour ; nor any vigilance too strict to prevent
fever attacked the whole family, from the effects of the smoking of tobacco in the ship whilst taking in which one child was removed, and the father was such an inflammable cargo. Every bale should be thrown into a state incapable of work, by which their minutely overlooked as it passes down into the hold,
little fund in the savings’-bank was nearly exhausted, that no embers or sparks may be carried with it; and
when he rapidly declined, and died. “A good, kind the captain and his officers are responsible that no fire, under any pretext whatever, is introduced below
husband Archy was to me," she said ; " but the decks. The carelessness of natives of India, with Lord's will be donc.” I could plainly discover that their clumsy cocoa-nut-shell hookas and beehries, the expressions of submission she used were heartexceeds belief; and the use of such dangerous indul- felt; that her mode of address differed from that gence when loading, or in fact at any time, cannot be
disgusting cant by which compassion is sometimes too peremptorily prohibited.
The force and the mode of action of fire are as yet sought. A bundle, containing a few articles of clothmysteries to the best-informed philosophers; and all
ing, and from which a bottle of milk and some bread that is known serves only to inculcate the wisdom of had been taken, was spread out before them; and in the most rigid precaution.
it was a well-read Bible, and one or two religious The narrative is now concluded. Captain Theaker
books. and his gallant crew, and the passengers of the Eldon, have shewn what may be done, and what can be borne;
After her husband's decease she sold her little furand their history will not have been written in vain, niture; and was now, with her remaining children, should it ever occur to the recollection of sufferers in returning to Scotland. A kind-hearted master of a any similar misfortune, and should this noble example vessel had conveyed them gratuitously to Liverpool, of patient endurance and consummate skill enliven
and they were proceeding homewards as fast as their their despondency, and encourage exertion to accomplish the same happy deliverance.
strength would permit. She hoped to reach Shap that evening. I offered to add some little to her
purse; but she civilly refused to accept any thingTHE SHIPWRIGHT'S WIDOW.
the offer, in fact, obviously pained her; and all that I
could do, was to order for her, as I passed through BY THE AUTHOR OF " THE SMUGGLER," &c.
Shap to Penrith, comfortable refreshment and lodging " And sadly mise on former joys,
for the night. "A good woman,” said the hostess to
me, on my return a few days afterwards, in the almost Those who have travelled the somewhat weary stage unintelligible language of Westmoreland—" a good from Kendal to Shap will recollect a long steep hill,
Thankful she seemed for what you ordered about midway over which the road winds, and where her. She sat down in the bar; and the clerk of the it is usual for passengers to alight from their carriages parish came in, and they talked Scripture together, for ease to their horses. It was a bright summer and she beat him out and out. A good woman; for afternoon, extremely sultry, when I was on a tour to I overheard the children read a chapter, and she the lakes with a clerical friend; we had descended from prayed with them before they went to bed; and our gig, and were slowly walking up the hill, when we much she said in her prayers about your kindness. came to a respectable-looking female, dressed in very Some drovers from the North were in the house when humble weeds, who, with two children, a boy and a she came in; and one of them told me he knew her girl, was seated upon a large stone, partaking of well, and recollected her wedding, when he was herd some little refreshment, overlooking one of the wild on a neighbouring farm, and said her poor old father valleys of Westmoreland. The group appeared very had seen better days. Sad, rough chaps are the faint and weary, and probably had not tasted food for Scottish drovers, and sadly they drink and swear many hours. I was induced to enter into conversa. whisky is their ruin ; but I saw them gather a few tion with the little party, and I learned from the shillings, and, unknown to her, slip them into her mother, that she was on her way to her native parish bundle ; and a carrier to Carlisle offered to give them in Scotland, where her father, once a person of re- a list for nothing, and that saved them nearly thirty spectability and some little property, now resided, miles' walk." supported by the bounty of others ; for bad crops, wet Years passed by, and in a Scottish tour I had occaharvests, a not very tender-hearted laird, and an sion to pass not far from the village where I recollected unprincipled relation for whom he had become se- the shipwright's widow told me her father resided; for curity, had reduced him to poverty. Her story was I had thought of her tale of woe. I went to the vil.
Which now return no more."
lage to inquire after her, and found that she had arrived tended the house of God in the place from which he with her children in safety, but all her little store was
came; and in this neighbourhood he attended many gone. ller father was in the utmost poverty, and
places of worship, and heard various ministers; but it depended only on a small pittance allowed him by the
was at the church of St. M- that he received, by
the grace of God, the knowledge of the truths essenKirk-session, as it is termed, (and of that he was a tial to salvation, that he was a sinner, and that the member, for he was an elder,) and the bounty of the Lord Jesus Christ is the all-sufficient Saviour. And minister, “A sad, altered woman was Jessy," said no wonder that he always loved to visit that church, my informant, "from the day of her wedding, when
when the sacred bread and wine, representing his she walked arm-and-arm with Archy from the manse :
Saviour's body and blood, were provided there. One there was not a brawer couple on
of these visits was paid on the very last Sunday of his
water," men- life. tioning the stream near which the village stood. She With one of his daughters he had a comfortable bad tried for a time to support her father and her home for many years. No signs of distressing poverty children ; but it was too much for her sickly frame:
were in that house. There was a wide fire-place, the journey had enfeebled her, and she gradually sunk
which spoke of comfort, and well-polished furniture into the grave. Her children, with their grandfather, taining a green canary, hung in the window, which
spoke of neatness and good management; a cage, conhad in a very few years followed; and all that served was shaded by a tall straggling geranium. At the back to mark their existence on life's busy scene, were four of the bouse was a garden, well filled with herbs and billocks in a quiet churchyard in a pastoral glen, far
common flowers. from the remains of her husband.
On occasion of a summer-evening visit, I remember The widow sank, but she sank not without hope. walks, and sitting to rest in his accustomed seat: his
the good old man coming in from one of his long That religious principle which had been engrafted in countenance was lighted up with joy as he said, “I her bosom in early years—that faith in the merits of a cannot hear a word; but I can enjoy his presence at Saviour which had whispered peace to her dying hus- morning, and evening, and noon-day. I think of the band, was her stay in life, and support in the hour of
nails in his feet and in his hands; and I think of him
in the clouds." How these two ideas blend themdeath. Fully had she experienced that,
selves in the mind of the Christian, - the humiliation “E'en while the mourner's eye is wet
and the exaltation of the Saviour ; his obtaining salWith nature's tears for nature's woe,
vation for his people by his death upon the cross, and There is a balm, a solace yet,
his coming again to make them partakers of his For all that wrongs or wounds below."-DALE. glóry! The scene around me, as I stood by these graves,
Our old friend was one who could "continue in amidst the brilliancy of a setting sun, was deeply prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving." interesting.
He was ready and longing to depart; and, as his The sheep were browsing on the neighi- | daughter expressed it, employed himself in reading bouring hills; and nothing interrupted the solemn
and prayer, " in season and out of season.” None who stillness that reigned on all sides, save the bark of the love to talk of the things of religion could see him colley or shepherd's dog, and the rippling over its
without wishing to converse with him; but this could pebbly bed of a river not unnoticed in Scottish story
not be : he would smile on his visitors, and give them and Scottish song,—that river by which, when young,
the right hand of fellowship, and point to his book,
and lay his hand upon his heart, and look upward. Archy and Jessy had played in early childhood, and
How many did he outlive whom we might have walked in the pale moonlight in the sweet season expected to look upon his grave—the young, the of youth's early love. On those peaceful mountains healthful, the beautiful! Many a time when the their eyes should never again open, nor their ears
solemn bell has led us to inquire for whom it tolled, an hear the bleating of the sheep, nor the soft music of unexpected answer has been given; many a time has
the yet springing grass withered, and the yet unfolded the stream ; but newer and brighter scenes awaited flower faded. He lived to see those who were chil. them, to be shared with the dear children whom God dren when he was already an aged man carried before had given them, in that blessed land which needs not him to the grave. We have shuddered as we passed the sun to enlighten it. They were themselves mem
the low white dwelling, and saw, through the halfbers of that spiritual flock to whom it is said, “ Fear
opened door, the coffin and the winding-sheet of her
who had been till lately as strong and hard-working not; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you
a woman as any could be ; we have seen the little baby the kingdom.” Their feet shall tread the bills of the taken by some kind friends miles away from the dying heavenly Zion; and they shall eternally be led by mother, and in a little while brought back to folliving fountains of waters, where God shall wipe away
low that young mother to the tomb; we have heard all tears from their eyes.
the muffled bell toll for one but a short time since a z.
How many such instances since the time of his
severe illness, eight years before his death, when the AN OLD DISCIPLE.*
minister went to partake with him that blessed sacraTHE venerable Christian of whom I mean to record a
ment which he had so often and so thankfully received few particulars was not a native of this parish, but
among the congregation ! “I am leaving the world,”
he said, for so he then thought, " and I am glad of it." came here at an early age, and engaged in the laborious
" They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their emoployment at the brass-works.
strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; I have lieard his daughter speak, with tears in her
they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and eyes, of his being left a widower, and of his tender care
not faint." It was a long and severe illness; but his of his three young children. He had regularly at
steady peace of mind and simple confidence in God • From “ Things New and Old; or, Recollections by a District never failed. He could appeal to God-"have I not Visitor, (Viss Lucy Emra,) in Prose and Verse." Pp. 174. remembered thee on my bed, and thought upoa thee London, Hamilton, Adams, and Co. 1839.--A very pleasing
when I was walking ?" for he was accustomed to mesmall work; the religious tone scriptural, and the incidents well narrated.
ditate on the Lord, tracing his Saviour from the first
book of Genesis, through all the prophets, down to the deprecate ; but welcome to the believer, though acutely present time. “I am glad of it," he had said, when painful to his friends, is the death that in one moment he thought he was leaving the world ; yet, when he translates him from hope to reality, from earth to found it was the will of God that he should wait longer, heaven, from time to eternity. how satisfied was he to wait year after year!-many " I will thank the Lord for giving me warning," another Christmas-day, to pass through the oft-trodden may be said even when death has come suddenly, and aisle, and look round where the fir-tree, and the pine- at the last unexpectedly. Every melting snowflake tree, and the box-tree together, beautified the house of spring, every fading flower of summer, every falling of God's sanctuary ; many a rising and setting sun; leaf of autumn, has given warning. “No two sunmany a lengthening and shortening day, before he sets," it has been remarked, “are alike." Thousands reached that world where his sun shall no more go of times, and hundreds of thousands of times, has the down, neither shall bis moon withdraw itself: many a great Creator varied the forms and colours of the time more to kneel at the chestnut-shaded altar, and cloudy chariot in which the glorious sun has descended receive the emblems of divine love, before he hailed to his rest; and, in the same manner, no two deaths the banquet of new wine in the kingdom of his father. are alike: there is some variety in the attendant cir.
He will long be missed; his hoary head, which was cumstances; but there is one Lord to watch over all, a crown of glory, for it was found in the way of right- and to appoint all. eousness; his mild grey eye; his furrowed brow; his "Right dear in the sight of the Lord is the death of sunken cheek; his peaceful smile, will often be re- his saints," is a beautiful and soothing truth. To membered. Many a time will it be recollected how he their companions their life is “ right dear;" they would loved to be among the multitudes that kept holyday; protract the little span, but “the Lord's ways are not how he joined with the heart, as well as with the lips, as our ways, nor his thoughts as our thoughts ;' and, in every prayer and every thanksgiving, and every inspired by him, his people can understand, that to offering of praise ; and when the sermon began, and “depart and be with Christ is far better." some kind friend had found out the text for him, how He had come to the grave in a full age, like as a be loved to sit and meditate upon it, rejoicing that shock of corn cometh in his season. They had inothers heard what he could not hear; sometimes tended to bury him on the Sunday after his death, but almost hopelessly lifting the trumpet to his ear, and found it necessary to hasten his funeral; and thus his fixing his eye on the preacher, if perhaps he might daughter, and many others who meant to have joined catch some few emphatic words; and then, after the the procession, were prevented : but all was done with vain attempt, looking down again upon his Bible, and decency and order. It was a burning summer aftersatisfied with that.
noon; and as I marked the streak of light from the He had lived beyond threescore years and ten, sun gilding the leaves of the willows and the chestnut beyond fourscore years; and he looked like a pilgrim near the open grave, I thought of the path of the just, with his staff in his hand, ready for a long journey. which is as the shining light. I strove to comfort bis He had indeed a long journey before him, and he poor little grand-daughter, the only female who atwanted provision for it; and the very last Sunday of tended the funeral, and whose sobs and lamentations his life, he went to seek provision at the church where formed a contrast to the calmness of all the rest. he first learned to believe in the crucified Saviour. He They might well be calm. Surely the beautiful and drank of the brook in the way; he experienced the soothing burial-service was never more appropriate : truth of the words, " My flesh is meat indeed, and my the hope with which a corpse is committed to the grave blood is drink indeed ;” and in the afternoon we saw was never more “sure and certain." him here once more : as usual, he looked on the text
There, in peace, the corpse was laid to which others listened. It was a solemn text : it
'Neath the stately chestnut's shade; referred to characters among whom he, like all others,
There in certain hope to lie had once been included : it said of them, " They all,
Till the trumpet shakes the sky. with one consent, began to make excuse. He knew
One more safe.-The race is run;
Bright and brighter was the sun, that on the next Sunday the feast, of which in the
Till the shining noon-day glowed morning he had partaker, would be spread here; and
O'er the pilgrim's heavenward road. he hoped to be among the little company who should
Yet a few more changing days, partake of it; and whilst others were listening to the
Winter's cold and sun's bright rays; expostulation and invitation given, he could meditate
Yet a few more flowers to dress with joy that ever he had listened to the call; that
Earth's prolific wilderness ever he had ventured near; and he could pray for
Then round every Christian's tomb
Light from heaven shall cheer the gloom, his companions, regret that they were so few in num
While the prison house shall shake; ber, and rejoice that the Lord bas a fluck, though it is
First the dead in Christ shall wake. but a little flock. Then would arise anticipations (a
Glorious hour! though sons of men saint just on the wing for heaven must have glorious
Know not how, and know not whenanticipations,) of a world where the outward means of
Lord ! 'tis thine to choose the day;
Theirs to watch, and wait, and pray. grace are no more needed ; wliere types and shadows give place to the blessed reality.
There was an intense feeling in the account his daughter gave of his sudden death, dwelling-how | CHRIST'S ATONEMENT THE NOURISHMENT naturally!-on every little incident: he had taken his
OF THE SOUL: breakfast as usual, and was gone up stairs; and when she went up, a short time after, he had fallen down:
a Bermon, she lifted him and spoke to him, but he could not
By the Rev. John Sandys, M.A. No! he was on his way between earth and heaven, already learning from his angelic attendants
Minister of St. Paul's, Islington ; and late Fellow of a new language-already preparing to look at things
Queen's College, Cambridge. which are invisible. In a moment he was gone ; and
John, vi. 55. this was sudden death! Surely, if a Christian asks, in "For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink submission to the will of God, for exemption from such
indeed." a death, it is for the sake of survivors, and not on his A mind unenlightened by Divine grace neiown account, that he makes the petition. Death unthought of, death unprepared for, death without the
ther does nor can understand spiritual truths; hope of life hereafter,-this we may dread, this we may “The natural man receiveth not the things of
the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness for what he receives or rejects, it may be well unto him; neither can he know them, because to spend a little time in exposing the fallacy they are spiritually discerned" (1 Cor. ii. 14). of the Roman Catholic interpretation of the This inspired declaration has been verified
before us. under every variety of circumstance. Take First, then, let it be remembered, that nothe incident recorded in the fourth chapter of thing is more frequent among the eastern this Gospel. When our Lord spoke to the nations than to use the metaphor of eating woman of Samaria about "living water," she and drinking, when they are speaking, not of ignorantly supposed that he spoke merely of common meat and drink, which supports the common spring-water, and accordingly made body, but of spiritual food, which nourishes reply, “Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, the soul. Thus Wisdom, as we read in Prov. and the well is deep: from whence then hast | ix., gives this exhortation : “Come, eat of my thou this living water ?” The commencement bread, and drink of the wine that I have of the third chapter of this Gospel furnishes a mingled;" and St. Paul also, in writing to still more forcible illustration of it. There the Hebrews, saith, “I have fed you with we have an account of the conversation of our milk, and not with meat," that is, with the Lord with Nicodemus, on the all-essential first principles, and not the higher doctrines doctrine of the new birth; and we find that of the oracles of God. individual, though a master in Israel, so Hence it is plain, that taking merely the grossly mistakes his meaning, that he replies, language of our text, it may fairly be inter** How can a man be born when he is old ? preted otherwise than literally ; and if we can he enter a second time into his mother's observe the context, we shall see that it must womb, and be born?" And in the chapter be interpreted spiritually; for you will perbefore us, the Jews manifest precisely simi- ceive that our Lord again and again declares, lar blindness; for when our Lord had said, that to eat this meat is the same thing as to "The bread that I will give is my flesh, believe on him: this you will see by comwhich I will give for the life of the world;" | paring ver. 27 and 29. When our Lord had we are told (ver. 52), that they strove exhorted those to whom he spake,“ to labour among themselves, saying, How can this for that meat which endureth unto everlasting man give us his flesh to eat ?" We see, then, life," and they ask for an explanation of his brethren, that when we are ill-informed as a meaning, he tells them, ver. 29, that he Samaritan woman, or when we are learned means by it, that they should believe on Him as a master in Israel, we must, according to whom God hath sent. Again, in ver. 35, when the language of verses 44 and 45, be “all he had told them that he was the bread of taught of God," and thus be drawn of the life," he immediately adds, to shew that it was Father, ere we shall understand and receive to be understood spiritually," he that cometh the spiritual truths of the Gospel. May we to me shall never hunger, and he that beall experience the illuminating and constrain- lieveth on me shall never thirst ;" and yet ing influence of Divine grace, while meditating again, ver. 47, 48, he says, “Verily, verily, on the important doctrine contained in the I say unto you, he that believeth on me words before us.
hath everlasting life; I am the bread of life.” In pursuing our subject, we shall endea. What, then, can be more plain than that this vour,
food is to be eaten, not literally, but by faith ; I. To explain the figurative language and that the words before us must be underemployed by our Lord in the text.
stood in a spiritual, and not literal, manner ? II. To shew the excellency of the food of But this further appears from the mistake which it speaks.
into which the Jews fell; they, understanding In explaining the figurative language, we our Lord literally, murmured, and said, “How observe that it must not be understood lite. can this man give us his flesh to eat ?” Now, rally. It may seem unnecessary almost to that they were wrong in thus understanding mention this in addressing Protestants, who our Lord, --which they were not, if the Roman have been rescued from this and the many Catholic interpretation be true,-our Lord delusions of popery for a period of well-nigh himself plainly declares ; for it is in order to 300 years; but seeing that this apostate set them right in this matter, that he says to church is at this time rallying all her ener- them, in ver. 53, “ It is the Spirit that quickgies; seeing that her ever-active emissaries eneth, the flesh profiteth little; the words are now more than ever active amongst us, that I speak unto you, they are spirit and compassing sea and land to make one prose- they are life.” But in addition to these, I lyte; seeing, too, that we live in an age when think conclusive, arguments against the liteit is not only particularly desirable that every ral interpretation, we observe, that were our one should be thoroughly persuaded in his Lord's words to be so understood, it would own mind, but also be ready to give a reason follow, since the ordinance of the Lord's sup
per was not instituted for above a year after shall give for the life of the world.” And our Lord spake these words,-it would fol. this is fully confirmed by the words which low, I say, that all those of his hearers who our blessed Lord used at the institution of died during that year, or any that have since the holy communion ; for he there employs died without partaking of the holy com- language exactly similar to that of our text, munion, must be inevitably lost; for our Lord and speaks of his body being broken, and his solemnly declares, in ver. 53, “ Verily, verily, blood poured out, to represent his dying as a I say unto you, except ye eat the flesh of the sacrifice for us, his dying to make atoneSon of man and drink his blood, ye have no ment for our sin. And it is the expiatory life in you." It would necessarily follow, on sacrifice of Christ, this grand doctrine of the this interpretation, that none who communi- atonement, this thrice-blessed truth, that cate, however they live, or however they die, Christ, by the one oblation of himself once could possibly perish ; for our Lord as impli- offered, made a full, perfect, and sufficient citly and unconditionally declares (ver. 54) oblation and satisfaction for the sins of the " that whoso eateth my flesh and drinketh whole world ; it is this which is not only the my blood hath eternal life, and I will raise grand distinguishing doctrine of the Gospel, him up at the last day." If these words are but which is pre-eminently the food of the interpreted literally, as the fallen church of believer's soul. Rome would have us interpret them, Judas, But this leads us to the second head of our who in this sense partook with the other subject, under which we purposed, eleven of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, II. To shew the excellency of this food. as well as the multitudes of ungodly charac- This is strongly marked by the mode of ters who have also done the same, must have expression employed in our text: it is called eternal life, and be the children of a glorious "meat indeed and drink indeed." The word resurrection.
indeed, not, as the Roman Catholics affirm, You see then, brethren, what unscriptural signifying that it is meat and drink literallyconsequences follow from a literal interpre- this, we have already proved, it cannot meantation; and, indeed, the holding of so mon- but being intended to mark its superiority to strous a doctrine by the Roman Catholic every other kind of food. It is a mode of church appears to be a remarkable instance expression frequently adopted in order to set of the fulfilment of that most awful denuncia- forth the pre-eminency of our blessed Lord. tion recorded against them (2 Thess. ii.), that Thus he is said to be the "true light," inasGod would "send them strong delusion, that much as in comparison of him all other light is they should believe a lie." Again, not only darkness; and in other places, the “true vine," must the words now under our consideration and the "true bread from heaven," to teach not be understood literally ; but we observe, us that feeding on Jesus Christ will in a far also, that they must not be understood merely greater degree strengthen, refresh, and gladof the instruction which Christ gave. This, den the soul, than the finest wheat-flour, than though a spiritual interpretation, and one manna itself, or the choicest " wines of the sanctioned by the names of not a few learned lees," can invigorate our bodies or cheer our men, by no means gives the true force of the hearts. We have likewise in the context its metaphor; for although it be granted, that the excellency distinctly marked out in three parsacred writers continually represent Divine ticulars: it imparts life to the soul; it supinstruction as the food of the soul, still, where ports the life of the soul; it perpetuates the is there an instance to be found in which the life of the soul. instructor himself, as such, is called food, 1. It imparts life. The most excellent much less in which we are said to eat his natural food cannot profit a dead person ; flesh and drink his blood ? Brethren, if this the functions of life must be going on, mode of interpreting the words before us be no benefit can be derived from it. true, then, when we are reading the instruc- This divine food, however, of which we tion of Moses, or the prophets, or the apos- are speaking, quickens those who are actles, we must with equal propriety say, that tually dead~" dead in trespasses and sins." we are eating their flesh and drinking their Hence (ver. 51) it is called the living, or, blood. If, then, these words must not be as it might be rendered, the life-giving understood either literally with the Romanist, “ bread ;and thus our Lord says also nor merely of the instruction which Christ (ver. 33) of this same food, that " it giveth gave, as minds of a Socinian tendency would life unto the world;" and this is again implied interpret them, to what must they be under- (ver. 53), “ Verily, verily, I say unto you, stood as referred? We reply, To the atone- Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man ment which he offered. This is clearly taught and drink his blood, ye have no life in you." us in ver. 51, where our Lord says, “ The Brethren, the doctrine of the atonement is bread which I shall give is my flesh, which I the grand life-giving doctrine of the Gospel.