Imatges de pÓgina

ed to feel a pleasure in what was to exert your powers in behalf of going on But it pleised God to the Heathen world, which is co. afflict me with a fever, which began vered with the shades of darkness with a cold fit, which I contracted, and death, that its children may be perhaps, in the latter part of my converted to the faith, and become journey, when I came thro' much partakers of all the blessings purrain and water in the monsoon; and chased for us by Christ's humilia. from which I recover now by slow tion, his poverty, his exquisite gutdegrees. Perhaps my griet, and the ferings, and his painful death on many painful letters I wrote, have the cross. con:ributed to mv illness. When “ It afford's us the highest satis. I began to recover, I found a letter faction to think, that, through the froin that country; which I was mercy of God, we are enabled to afraid to open in my extremely weak contribute a mite towards the realstate. It contained the good news,

ization of the Saviour's gracious that the persecution had ubated in designs. Even the holy angels exult several places; and that the Chuis. at the conversion of a sinner. Why? tians, who had been confined, had Because great and endless would be been honourably acquitted. From his misery, as a being disgusting in that time I began to recover. The the sight of his Maker. Happy, constancy of ihese people, under therefore, is he who is made accepttheir sullerings, may overcome their ed in the beloved, and to whom all enemies, and contribute greatly to the comforts apply, which are couch. the spread of the gospel in those ed in Jesus's last expression, "It parts. The Rev. Mr. Kohlott is is finished!" If angels take an iawilling to go into the harvest, and terest in such an event, how much be for some time among them, and more nearly do we feel interested in a very fit person he is for such a it! This is the reason why thouwork. It requires great humility sands of believers appear on every and discretion, and a mind that, by prayer-day before the mercy-seat

, grace, has learned be content, for offering up fervent supplications for the sake of Christ, with many things the conversion of the Gentiles; and which are not pleasant.

the great King, who loves to reYours, &c.

ceive pious petitions, will not deW.GERRIKE. cline answering them in due time.

Therefore his blessing descends up.

on us in our prayer-meetings at Ruis Extract of a Letter from four on such opportunities the churches

terdam, as also in other places; and German Missionaries, now ilever fail being crowded. learning the Dutch longunge As to us poor creatures, we in Holland, who are intended praise the Father in Heaven for

many mercies granted to us, espe. for the Island of Ceylon, die. cially for giving us frequent

oppor: Rotterdam, June 17, 1803. tunities of hearing the heart-reviv. Dear Brethren in the Lord, ing gospel; and lre has also given

“ Creat was our joy when you us, in the Rev. Mr. Verster, an afdesired us to leave Berlin, in order fectionate father, who is unremit. to take another step towards our tingly employed to prepare us for mark; but this was much increased, our future situation. Neverthe. when we had the unexpected plea. less, dear brethren, time seems to sure of meeting here our beloved hang heavy over us till we are embrethren Ullbricht and Palm, who ployed, especially as we know not daily entertained us with accounts what impediments and delays the of the tender and heart-felt affec-, war may throw in our way; but we tion they met with from you, during will wait quietly, and east all our their stay in London,

care on the Lord. “ We sincerely pray that you may

“ Remember us in your prayers, be enabled, without intermission, dearest brethren, before ourmerciful Lord, that lie may fit us to be attention of all religious parties. It come messengers of his good-will is that of people of different deno. towards the Heathen nations,” &c. minations meeting together, to the

J. G. MATTHES. amount of two or three thousand The two brothers ALBRECHT. at one time; and many of them ex.

J.P. M. EHRHARD. hibiting signs of the most uncomTo the Directors

mon spiritual distress : and, what of the Missionary Society.

is an undeniable fact, some profane infidels and vicious wretches, who

go only for sport, receive the same Extract of a Letter from the serious and violent impressions that

Rer. Robert Easton, New others do. This began in Kenburgh, in America, to the tucky; and it is now spreading in

North Carolina, Pensylvania, and Riv. A. ITaugl, London. Jersey.

A tree is known by its ". The state of religion is

fruits. Suber men, whose philosoa

very different in various parts of this phy and experience do not lead country. The deadening poison of them to approve entirely of this reinfidelity is dreadfully prevalent in ligions coinmotion, are yet obliged many places. In Newburgh, where

to think more favourably of it than I am at present, attempts have been they have done, from the circummade to organize an intidel society;

stance of its being accompanied, in as a large number of the inhabitants many, with unexceptionable piety are of that unhappy description. and virtue. The violent symptoms Yet, where infidelity most abounds, have disappe:red in Kentucky'; and where Satan seems to have the there remains, according to the acgreatest influence, God is not with

counts which I have received, a out his witnesses. There are some thirst among the people for spiritwho warmiy embrace, and strenu

ual knowledge, and a sober gladness ously contend for the truth of the in hearing the words of eternal lite, blessed gospel; and may we not

with a conscientious attention to reasonably hope, that such efforts the personal and relative duties are present tokens of future success

which are enjoined upon Christians. and triumph ?

P.S. “ The Indian Missions in An extraordinary phenomenon this country bid fair for the most has lately appeared, engaging the desired success."



years, the people in general received

their viits with thankrulness; and Bra Report of “ The Society in eagerly solicited a renewal of them. Scotland, for propagating the Gos- The Report gives an account of pel at Home,” lately printed, it ap- the work in Dunkeld; where it is pears that great and successful ex- hoped that 145 persons have expe's ertion have been made, by means rienced the power of divine grace chiefly of preachers educated for on their :ouls, by means of the Soitinerating, and by the occasional ciety's preachers. At Aberteldie labours of more settled ministers. fity-seve persons profess to have Some of the former have been em- ex, erienced the same; and by si. ployed in the north of Ir-land, milar instruments. In the district where their labours have been much of Kintyre, which is represented as blessed. The Shetland, Orkney, having been in a deplorable situa. and Western Islands have also been tion, the labours of Mr. Archibald visited by the preachers; and, in M.Callum, though much opposed, many places, where the uncorrupted have been greatly owned. In Cargospel had not been heard for niany radel, upwards of thirty give satisfying evidence of their conversion ceiveth wages, and gathereth fruit to God. Public dances are gene- unto eternal life.” What astonishs' rally given up, public houses al- ing motives do the Scriptures of ikost forsaken, and rents paid with truth everywhere exhibit, to lead punctuality : : - a thing too much !15 to humble confidence, to holy neglected before. Here, some of the diligence, and unremitted activity professors were severely tried,-be- in the work of the Lord! We are ing required to leave their farms or sure that our exertions can never be renounce their new connection; and altogether vain. Even to prophets, they readily gave up their farms “ whom God had not sent ;" even rather than their pastor ; and Pro. to them, it said, " But if they had vidence soon appeared in their be. stood in my counsel, and had caused half. Others, it is hoped, will be my people to hear sny words, then graciously provided for. Near 100 they should have turned them from persons have become members of

their evil way, and from the evil of Mr. M.Callum's church, - In their doings. Jer. xxiii. 22. Dumbartonshire, Mr.M.Ewan, who “Resolving, froni henceforth, speaks.Galic, has been heard with not to forbear any more to deliver great attention, and apparent advan- them that are drawn unto death, tage, by crowds of people.

but to be ready to every good In Breadalbane, where much ig- work, let us apply these principles norance and many wicked customs to the case before us. Here is an prevailed, the c has been a consider- Institution tliat furnishes the means able awakening: By the preaching of salvation to thousands of our of Mr. Farquharson, and others, countrymen; many of whom, before many have been called; and about it was et on foot, were not secking 100 are united in church-fellow- after God, but were living without ship.

him, and without hope in the world, The Report concluiles with an and many, without its continued animated Address to the Members aid, are still unable to support a of the Society, acknowledging, with preacher. - In behalf of this so. thankfulness, what God hath al. ciety, brethren, you are now adready wrought by their instrumen- dressed. Perhaps some of you are tality; and exciting them to pur- still unacquainted with the destitute sue their grand object, the Salva- state, in a religious view, of a great tion of Souls, with redoubled ar- part of your native land. You will dour. We transcribe a passage or find, on enquiry (and it is your duty two:

to enquire) that in many places the " Brethren, the present times are knowledge; and that deplorable ig.

people are perishing for lack of favourable to Christian exertions, beyond any former period. Civili

norance, and lukewarm formality

fearfully abound. I lie Highlands, zation and Cummerce have opened, particularly, are in a most wretched enlightened, and connected the

condition. Tew, comparatively, of world in a very remarkable manner.

the Highlanders are in possession of i“ Say ye not, there are yet four a Bible; nor is it sold at such a months, and then cometh harvest ?

price as to be within reach of the Beliuld, I say unto you, lift up

bulk of the people. Even in parts your eyes, and look on the fields;

of the comiry where this precious for they are white already to har.

treasure is possessed, the instances Oa the discovery of the New World, by Columbus, it is re- evangelical preaching, it is found to

are but rare, in which, without ported, that men of that age congratulated each other, that they ing, men are not only naturally

be very useful. When this is wante lived at such a period ; — but much

averse to take the trouble to read may that Christian, who knows his privilege, rejoice in the. with false teachers, who pervert its

the Bible, but are generally misled present day. Now there is an op

contents. Thus they perish for lack jortunity of reaping a spiritual har.

of knowledge. It behoves us all, yest; and “ le that reaperh re.

beloved, seriously to reflect on this





state of things, and well to consider removed to Dunstable ) The texts how it inay be remedied.”

from Heb. x. 12; 1 Cor. xii. 23, 24; It appears from the whole, that Psalın xxxii. 8.

Messrs. Mills, the Society has sent out about 100

Churchill, Nicholls, Johnson, Hall, preachers, ninety-eight of whom Fletcher, i eely, Cave, Hopper, have received education for the mi- Crachrade, Trapps, Burton, &c. nistry:

- that the expences attend- engaged in prayer. ing so extended a work, are very considerable;

June 5, 1803. This evening a new and that the So- Baptist Meeting-house wa opened ciety carnestly solicits further as

at St. Day. near Redruth, in Cornsistance.-Mr. A. Rochead, Trea- wall, by Dr. Ryland, from Bristol, surer, Mr. J. Ritchie, Printer, se.

who preached from Mak i. 15, cretary to the Society, Edinburgh.

“ Repent, and believe the gospel. March 1o.

The Dumfries Mis- The place was exceedingly crowded. sionary Society met in the Relief Church, when Sermon

June 7. Mr. W. Rowe,, lately a preached by the Rev. Decision stment at Bristol, was ordained Laing, from Rev. xii. 2. The'cul pasior of the Baptist church at lection amounted to 251. 105.

Redruth. The meeting - house

newly opened, though pretty large, At Great Driffield, on the 12th of beng insufficient to contain the April was opened a new chapel for people. the Methodists kindly ofreligious worship. In the morning, fered the use of theirs, which was the Rev. S. Bottomley prayed; and much larger Mr Opie Smith, of' Mr. 1 horgoland, of York, preached Bath, began the service; Mr.Redfrom Isaiah 1x. 7. In the after- ding, of Truro, introduced the bu. noon, the Holderness Missionarysiness of the day; Mir. Rowe de. ptayed; and Nir Bottomley preach- livered his confession of faith ; Mr. ed, from Psalm xxvi. 8. - In the Winterborhiam prayed the ordina. evening, one of Mr. Lambert's dea- tion-prayer; Dr. Ryland gave the cons engaged in prayer; and an- charge, founded upon 2 Cor. ini. 6; other gave an exhortation, from Mr. Steadman preached to the Like xiv. 23. — This is a new inte. church, from 1 Thes. iii. 8; and rest; and the congregations were Mr. Hogg, of Thrapstone, connumerous and attentive.

cluded. Mr. Page, of Bristol,

preached in the evening. April 13. The Associated Ministers in DORSETSHIRE, held their June 8. Mr. S. Saunders, who Annual Meeting at Beaminster ; was alão a student at Bristol, was when Mr. Vickery, of Compton, ordained pastor of the Baptistpreached from Rev. vii 15; Mr. Church at Penzance.

Mr. Opie Herdsman, of Petherton, from 2 Sam. Smith began with reading and xxiii. 2 ; and Mr. Lambe, of Ceme, prayer; Mr. Steadman introduced from John iii. 7 ; Messrs. harrings the business of the ordination ; and, ton, biggs, , Cracknell, Morren, after Mr. Saunders's confession of Gale, Weston, Toms, and Price faith was delivered, Mr. Winterengaged in prayer The preceding

The preceding botham prayed; Dr. Ryland delievening, Mr. Morren, of Shaftes- vered a charge to the pastor, from bury, preached tiom Mat.vill. 2, 3 ; i'; Mr. Reduirg preachand the tollowing evening, Mr. ed in the church, from beb. xiii. Toms, of Chard, trom Phil. i. 6. 7, 8; and Mr. Page closed in

prayer. - In the evening, Mr. WinMay 31, and two first days of June, ierbutham preached, from Isaiah ii. the NORTHAMPTONSHIRE ( Bap; 5; Mr. Rowe concluded. tist) Association held their Annual Meeting at Sleepshead, Le.cester. July 12. Mr. Harris's new nieet. shire; Mr. Suiclini, Moderator. ing-house, at Kingston, Surry, was Sermons were preaclied by Messrs. openca by ivo Sermons, by the Blundell, Fuller, and Cox (who, kev. Mr. Clayton, and the Rev. at Clipstone, succeeds Mr. Morris, Mr. Hughes.



Mr. Barber, prayel; Mr. Clayton Hoxton Academy.

preached from 2 Cor. vii.6; and

Mr. Goode concluded with prayer. On Thursday afternoon, June 23, National Defence. 1803, the Anniversary Meeting of the Subscribers and Friends, was We are happy to learı!, that all held at the chapel adjoining the clergymen, and all licensed teachers Academy House, previous to the of separate congregations, will be vacation of five weeks.

exenipted from serving in the Ariny The Rev. James Gawthorn, of of Reserve, as well as in the GeDerby, began with prayer. Three neral Armanient. We deeply restudents preached : Mr. Grey, on gret, that the military exercise is to Original Sin; Mr Davidson, on be practised on the Lord's Day; the Atonement ; and Mr. Thomas, which, we fear, will be highly inon Regeneration. The Rev. Mr. jurious to the cause of religion. Nicol, co-pastor with the Rev. Dr. We are informed, however, that a Trutter, of the Scots church, Sual. chause has been introduced in behalf low-street, concluded with prayer, of those who cannot conscientiously After informing the congregation, exercise on that day. that, with the Rev. Mr. Waugh, of Well-street, he had, the Tuesday thought very seasonable, that a

At this peculiar crisis, it will be preceding, examined the students in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew : that

mecting of prayer for the nation

commenced on Wednesday last; the proficiency they had made in and is to be continued weekly, at those studies fully' met their ap- ditierent places of worship in the probation, and reflected much cie

metropolis. This example, dit, both on the intors and the stue dents: After noticing, that their trust, will be followed, wherever knowledge of divinity, and ability practicable, through the kingdom. as public speakers, had been proved that afternoon, - he called on the RECENT DEATHS. friends of the institution, still to

On Monday, May 23, in the exert themselves for its support. prime of life and usefulness, died

Mr. Walker's Course of Experi- the Rev. Mr. Jenkinson, late ni. inental Philosophy was delivered nister of the gospel at Green Acres, at the Academy during the months

near Manchester. of March and April ; and, to accommodate thirty young men, six

Rev. A. Crole, formerly in the new studies have been lately built.

connection of Lady Huntingdon;

but for several years the pastor of a Complaint liaving been made, hy church in Founders' Hall, Lutha valuable and respected friend, of burv. tie had suffered much from a paragraph in the Memoir of the

a long and painful illness; but was laie Rev. Mr. Eyre, supposed to removed suddenly, at last, on Lord's reflect on the Seminary at Hoxton, - Day afternoon, july 3, to the great we beg leave to say, That no such grief of a mwvervus tamily and an reflecuon was intended by 118; and aitectionate flock. His corpse w35 that we considered the whole pas. aitcivied to the grave in Bunhill sage as the simple statemen: of liels, in a most respectul man. those view. which induced the plan ner, l y many n.inisters and Chris, of a new Seminary, amore directly tantricods. 'Mr. Waugh delivered calculated for itinerant purposes. the funeral cratior, and red, al

July 6. The Rev. George Bur. cording to the will of Mr. Crole, il der (late of Coventry) was publicly paper expressive of his gratitude to. set apart to the pastoral office over his peopic for their friendly citices. the church in Fetter-lane, in the Mr. Wilks preached his funeralJoom of the late Rev. M:. Mall sermon, at Founders' wall, on Sun. rice. Mr. S. Burder of St. Albans, duy afternoon, July 17th. - We prayed and read the Scripture; Mr. hope we shall be enabled to present horre delivered a discourse on our readers with a Memoir of this Hie nature of a Christian church; faithful servant of Jesus Christ.

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