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Advice to Cottagers (notice of) 108 Missionary Labours of Route
Advice to a Young Christian Presbytery.

299
(review of).

267 Modern Unitarian Contro- ;;
Bible Classes.....

208

versy, Spirit of.......... 197
Bible Instruction, No. XI... 422 | New Meeting-house in Belfast 35
Board of National Education 232 Arrangement of Presby-
Brown on Baptism (notice of) 108 teries....

368
Character and Claims of the Notices of Books, 33, 108,

Scottish Martyrs(notiee of) 33 194, 302..
Christ's Second Coming Iden. Oaths, Administration of.... 49

tified with the Day of Judg- Obituary, Mr. Henry Lynn,
ment (notice of).. ib. Broadisland...

109
Christian Philanthropist's

Mr. Jobn M'Ewen,
Companion (prospectus of) 35 Derryboy...

266
Ethies.

378 Observance of the Sabbath.. 337
Penny. Journal, On the Character of Zaccheus 282
(notice of):

443 | Ordination, Rev. John Park,
Congregational Public Houses 86 Carlisle (England). 34
Curious Missionary Donation 376

Rev. H. J. Dobbio,
Deity of Christ.
441 Hillsborough....

76
Edwin, the Wandering Prince

Rev. W. Campbell
of Deira (review of)...... 109 White-Abbey....

ib.
Establishments.....

Rev. Robert Cars.
Henry's (Rev. Matthew) View well, Hexham (England) 111
of Presbyterian Ordination 27

Rev. Walter Nicol,
Induction-the Rev. Walter Longtown (England).... 112
MʻLean, Douglass, Isle of

Rev. W. Gibson,
Man..

111

Ballybay.......... 148, 169
Is Unitarianism the Doctrine

Rev. J. M-Clatchy,
: of the Bible? (notice of) 303

Cavan....o.....

304
John Knox's Farewell ...... 444

Rev. S M'Cutcheon
Letters by Martha Muir (re-

Longford......

340
viewed).......
109 Peace.

352
on Sanctification, by Personal Religion,
Rev. J. Brown, Whitburn

354
(review of)..... co... 337 Poor Laws........

243
Life of J. Renwick, the last of Popery..

the Scottish Martyrs... 77 Presbyterian Church, United
Life and Diary of Rev. Ralph- States, America (Summa.

Erskine (review of). ... ... 194 ry Statistical Report for
! Macfarlan's Treatise on the 3. 1833).

31
Christian Sabbath, reviewof 196

the Ad-
Mackray's Defence of Civil; mission of Members...... 253
Establishments of Religion

Missionary So-
(review of)

303 cietý..... 191, 322
Memoir of Rev. Elias Corne..

Secession Synod
lius (review of) ...... 302 Annual Meeting ........ 375

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69 Presbyterianism in England 64-

Petitions

142 The General Assembly, to the

Scottish Missionary Society, People of Scotland, on the
(Collections in Ulster for). 73 Observance of the Lord's day 434

The Worldly-Wise Man..... 440

(Letter from Secretary of) 106 | The Sabbath..

240

Scripture Illustrated

....... 317 To our Readers..

411

Sunday Schools..

19 Ulster Female Penitentiary, 412

Sunday School Society for

32
372 Unity .....

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Synod of. Ulster at. Dublin, Unitarian Discussion between

(proceedings of) ..

the Rev, D. Bagot and the

Home Mis.

Rev. J.S. Porter (remarks
sion (Letter of.Dr. MʻLeod ..on. the)..........

257
to Secretary of)........... 52

- review of 324
873

-continued 396

and Seces.

concluded 429

sion Synod .......

250

review of

approach. by Alex, Carson, A. M'.. 365
ing Meeting in June ..., 287 Visit to the General Synod of

-proceedings Ulster, at its Meeting in
of * Annual Meeting at

Londonderry

413

Londonderry.......341, 374 Whitecross'. Anecdotesl.illus-

and the

trative of the Old Testa.

General Assembly.r.o... 391 ment (notice of)..... 199

Unbelief.....

Ireland.........

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It will be in the recollection of our readers, that, at the last
anyual meeting of the Synod, it was resolved to hold another
public meeting of the body in Dublin, on the second Wednes-
day of September, for the purpose of maturely con-
sidering its missionary operations. We had looked forward
to this assembly of the church with much anxiety, and expec-
tation, and hope ; but our most sanguine expectations have
been far more than realized. Our hearts were cheered by
the meeting; it was truly a time of refreshing from the pre-
sence of the Lord; and it has left an impression on the minds
of
many,

which will not be soon effaced. It was opened on Wednesday morning, and closed on Friday evening. We had taken pretty full notes of the entire proceedings, with the intention of submitting them to our readers ; but a measure has been adopted, which renders this, for the present, inexpedient. It has been resolved to publish the whole proceedings in a pamphlet; and as this will be likely to obtain a wide circulation, we will content ourselves with a mere outline of them. Such was the impression on the minds of the members of the Synod, and of others who attended, during the proceedings, that as soon as a subscription list was opened for the intended publication, about three hundred copies were subscribed for. It is intended to print a large impression; and it is hoped the expense will not exceed two shillings.

During the three days of meeting, five discourses were preached, the subjects of which had been previously assigned to the several preachers, with the exception of the last. These were the Rev. Drs. Hanna and Cooke, Messrs. R. Stewart and J. Morgan, and Dr. MʻLeod, a minister of the Church of Scotland. The first discourse was upon the work of the Spirit, as it is necessary to the success of missionary labour. It was an appropriate and auspicious commencement. That Spirit, of whose work there was thus a public and distinct recognition, seemed to rest on the assembly; and we

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doubt not he was pleased to say, This is my rest, here will I dwell, for I do like it.' The second discourse was an exposition of the doctrines maintained by the Synod of Ulster. Its connexion with the former was close and natural. The Holy Spirit gives success to missionary labour ; but the instrumentality which he acknowledges, is the publication of the doctrine of the cross. He will acknowledge nothing else; but this he will ever acknowledge, in proportion to the fulness, and clearness, and faithfulness with which it is declared. The principle is thus stated in the word of God, “We all, with open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” While the attention is occupied with the meditation of the divine glory, as this is manifested in the cross, the Holy Spirit gives that doctrine power over the heart and life. In the third discourse there was a discussion of the Presbyterian government, showing its adaptation for carrying on the work of missions. In reality, whenever the missionary work is heartily entered into by any people, their arrangements are and must be made on the Presbyterian model. There is the Committee, the Auxiliary, and the Annual Meeting, answering to the Session, the Presbytery, and the Synod of the Presbyterian Church. Not only is this form of government the most scriptural, but it is the most reasonable, and alone adapted for vigorous and extensive operations. We would deprecate a spirit of narrow-mindedness towards other churches, and we would hold out the hand of fellowship to all who hold the Head, Jesus Christ; yet we should beware of fostering the latitudinarian spirit of these times, or of sacrificing those principles of Presbyterian order which appear to us to be essential for the prompt and vigorous extension of the Gospel throughout the earth. The fourth discourse treated of unity as it influences the missionary character of the church. The members of the church compose this great engine for the propagation of the truth; but as well might that mechanism be expected to accomplish its design, the different parts of which resisted one another, as that the church should succeed in its missionary undertakings, so long as its members were at variance with each other. They must be one in Christ if they would do the work of Christ in the earth. The subject of the last discourse was the reconciliation of all things unto God by Jesus Christ. That is the blessed consummation to which all the arrangements of the providence and grace of God now tend. For this end the Spirit is given,

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