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PUBLISHED BY OUMMINGS AND HILLIARD, NO. 1. CORNHILL.

Cambridge....Printed by Hilliard & Metcalf.

1813.

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CONTENTS OF THE FIRST VOLUME.

No. 1. p.

No. 3.

p.

Christian Disciple introduced 1 'The efficacy of religion, as

Sketch of the character of the contrasted with infidelity at

late Rev. Dr. Eliot

the hour of death

65

Address to christians on fam Thoughts on the sovereignty

ily religion

9 of God, &c.

69

Illustrations of scripture 13 Extract from the farewell ad-
On humility in the investiga dress of Rev. J Robinson 73

tion of christian truth 17 Reasons for introducing ex-

Extract from Tennant's In-

tracts from authors of dif-

dian Recreations

23

ferent sects

76

Review.

Dr. Campbell on systematic

Newcome's observations, &c. 27 theology

79

Anecdotes.

Illustrations of passages of

of an Italian bishop

30 scripture

80

Of one of the united brethren 31 On the terms of communion

Poetry

among christians

85

Divine love

31 On humility in the investiga-

Intelligence.

tion of christian truth 89

Massachusetts society for the

Intelligence.

suppression of intemperance 32 Annual report of the execu-

Notice

32 tive committee of the soci.

Candidates for the ministry 32 ety for the religious and

moral improvement of sea-

No. 2.

94

Obligations of christians to Editorial notice

96

love one another

Extract from the life of Dr.

No. 4.

Doddridge

39 Sketch of the life and charac-

Address to the Editor

43 ter of Rev. John Howe 97

Extract from Dr Price's dis On the sovereignty of God 103

sertation on prayer

46 Nonconformity to this world 106

On mistakes of the terms of Dr. Campbell on mystery 109

acceptance with God

49 Illustrations of passages of

Illustrations of scripture 53

scripture

112

On humility in the investiga On doxologies

115

tion of christian truth 56 On humility in the investiga-

Heresy

60 tion of christian truth 118

Christian charity

61 Extracts from Christian Mo.

Instructive anecdotes

rals, by Hannah More” 123

Poetry.

Poetry.

The death of the righteous 62 Self-dedication

124

Intelligence.

Intelligence.

Napoleon and Pope

62 Massachusetts bible society 125

Letter from India

63 Ordination

128

Editorial notice

64 Candidates for the ministry 128

61

No. 5.

Poetry.

n.

n.

Sketch of the life and charac.

The Lord's prayer

188

ter of Rev. John Howe 129

God the refuge of the afflicted 188

Extract from R. Robinson 184

ntelligence.

Consolation for pious parents Project for an Asylum Bank 188
on the death of children 134 Sunday school union

190

Well-timed reproof

137

Ordination

192

Dr. Campbell on blasphemy 187 Society for promoting chris-

Remarks on the extract from tian knowledge

192

Dr. Campbell

139 Foreign missions

192

Extract from Dr. Kendal's

Candidates for the ministry 192

century sermon

141

Agency and grace of God, &c.

No. 7.

consistent with the effica Sketch of Rev. T. Hooker 193

cy of means

142 Tests of religious sincerity 195

Conversion of a Jew

146 Terms of admission to chris.

Illustrations of scripture 148 tian privileges

196

Anecdote of Boerhaave 152 Jones' illustrations

201

Anecdote of Lady Stormont 153 Benevolent efforts of quakers 202

Saving faith in Jesus Christ 153 On “the Spirit of God” 206

Imperfections consistent with Illustrations of scripture 210

sincerity

156 Attempt to correct an error 213

Poetry.

Monuments at Jerusalem

215

God the giver of every bles-

Review.

sing

159

Abbot's sermons to mariners 217

Hymn

159

Intelligence.

Intelligence.

Conversion of learned Jews. 219

Letter from a Moravian mis. British & foreign B. society 221

sionary

159 Bible society at Nassau Hall 222

Proprietors' notice

160 Report of trustees of the evan-

Candidates for the ministry 160 gelical missionary society 223

Love to enemies

224

No. 6.

Obituary, Mr. Charles Eliot 224

Sketch of Rev. John Howe 161 Candidates for the ministry 224

Reflections on Do.

164

Of schism, by Dr. Campbell 167

No. 8.

Confession of Rousseau 170 Occasional reflections 225

Illustrations of scripture 171 Monuments at Jerusalem 225

Account of a religious soldier 175 Extracts from a sermon, &c. 230

On the phrase "the Spirit of Serious preaching

233

God”

178 The christian character 237

Fundamental doctrines of Illustrations of scripture 240

christianity

180 Account of Lieut. Gamage - 245

Benevolent efforts of quakers 181 Spanish inquisition abolished 248

Remarks on Judah's speech 183 Poetry

254

Admonition to heads of fam-

Intelligence.

ilies

185 Note to the report, p. 223 254

Confession of Chubb 186 Abstract of foreign articles 255

Impressive extracts 186 Obituary, Hon. T. Parsons 256

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JOSHUA xxii. 10, 11, 12.

ion against the Lord. One stir“And when they came unto the red up another; the fire of jeal. borders of Jordan, that are in the ousy spread like lightning through land of Canaan, the children of the tribes; and prior to making Reuben, and the children of Gad, any proper inquiry, as to the moand the half tribe of Manasseh, tives of their brethren, a vast arbuilt there an altar by Jordan, a my was assembled to go to war. great altar to see to.

But God suffered them not to com“ And the children of Israel mence the expected slaughter. heard-say, Behold the children of Phinehas, the son of Eleazar the Reuben, and the children of Gad, priest, and ten princes, were sent and the half tribe of Manasseh to expostulate with the supposed have built an altar over against rebels, to bring them to a sense the land of Canaan, in the borders of the evil they had done. They of Jordan, at the passage of the went with full confidence, that children of Israel.

their brethren had committed a And when the children of Is. great trespass against the Lord. rael heard of it, the whole congre- Nor does it appear that it bad gation of Israel gathered them- occurred to their minds, that posselves together at Shiloh, to go up sibly the error was on their own to war against them.

part ; for, instead of making a Thus by a mere hear-say nine friendly inquiry, they introduced and a half of the tribes of Israel their business by an implicit were agitated, put in motion, and charge of rebellion. As ambasgathered together to go to war sadors of a numerous people, they against their unoffending breth- opened their embassy in this man

They “heard-say," that ner-" Thus saith the whole contheir brethren had set up an al- gregation of the Lord, what trestar; and so much was true; but pass is this, that ye have commit. this might be without any crimi- ted against the God of Israel, to pal intention; yea, from the most turn away this day from followpious motives. But the hear-saying the Lord?” And as though excited a jealousy, that the new this were not enough to say prior altar had been erected in rebell- to inquiry, they proceeded.-" Is

ren.

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