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of his age,
terests lay near his heart, and with communion with God -- that be baste bier, whoseCommittee lie had osten joined bitually realized the sentiment of seeds in fervent supplication. Indeed, he the apostle-being desirous to dead bio seldom engaged in prayer with bis part, and to be with Christ. He anet of Christian friends without making disa was wont even to express at times tinct reference, in his petitions, to his apprehension, lest he should be
bad England, Ireland, and India. Oh that siafully impatient for his dismission. Land there were more devout men, who, The welcome messenger, however, fah
. The like the subject of this memoir,should was not far distant, who was com si fou sti be found daily wrestling with God missioned to introduee him to his su secret ? for the welfare of Zion!
Father's house on high. He had suchen
, the During his residence at Hammer- long been afflicted with the gout, aphasis
, smith, Mr. Day enjoyed the happi. but during the last winter, the at: ness of witnessing the growing tacks had been less frequent, and Thus prosperity of the church, and the his general health appeared to be sat fullt successful labours of its pastor, the improved ; but a cough, which was un that i Rev. Thomas Uppadine; and increased upon every slight cold, By 1hough his age and intirmities pre- issued at length in an inflammation « eberist vented liim from taking a very ac- of the lungs, which confined him to fecit; nor live part, yet what he was able to luis bed, and finally terminated his do he very cheerfully undertook; earthly career, on Sabbath-day, sing qui and the punctuality of his altend. February 6, in the seventy-third eicelle ance in the house of God, and the
year affectionale interest he felt in con His illness was but short, but it dreised ducting social meetings for prayer, yielded to his aflicted family and rendered him eminently “an en. surrounding friends ample testimony sample to the flock.” When pre. that the Lord was vear to comfort vented by declining health, or the and support him. His mind was inclemency of the weather, from be- tranquil and calm, and all his words ing present in the sanctuary on the were tender and patient. As the Sabbath eveniog, bis general custom disease advanced upon him, respiwas to have one of liis grand- ration became increasingly difficult
, children with him, with whom he and his articulation was, conse
nach would sweetly converse and pray. quently, indistiuct; but whenever The recollection of these interviews his expressions were caught, they will never be effaced from their invariably indicated that he was minds; and it is earnestly hoped happy and resigned, and that he that the happy consequences may felt himself on the Rock of Ages. be seen after many days. And here “ If the Lord," said he, it may be allowed to his surviving say to me, Go or stay-sickness or family to stule, what they sensibly health--death or life I should feel, that it was emphatically at Thy will be done." As his beloved home that the iufluence of their ve- daughter was auxiously watching by neraled relative was principally va- his bed-side, he looked up with in lued and felt--- hat as the head of expressible affection, and said, "My his family, the mingled excellences precious child, I have scalized it all, of his character slove with their With long life will I satisfy him, and briglitest lustre.
shew him my salvation;" referring, For many years, Mr. Day enjoyed doubtless, io the 91st Psalm, 10 such unclouded serenity of mind-- which he was particularly partial
. such a tranquil assurance of the On the evening of the day on which Divine favour--the result of daily le died, bis esteemed pastor called
- to see him, when, though scarcely house in which I have found him
conscious of any thing passing $0 often sitting, will seem empty, around him, he exerted his little and so will the parlour and the gar
remnant of strength in bearing tes- den at Hammersmith, in each of 4 limony to the faithfulness of Him which I have several times bad the gikk who had supported him through pleasure of sitting and conversing chin life, and did not forsake bim in with him. To you, however, to
death. The question proposed was, Mrs. Hanson, and to Mrs. Day, lie Do you still find Jesus precious to was peculiarly endeared, and by
your soul ? to which, with great dif- you his loss will be most sensibly page ficulty, though with considerable felt. Bat neither must you, any emphasis, he replied, “O yes! O more than myself, sorrow as other's
which have no hope. On his acThus departed this venerable count there is cause for joy, and not saint, full of years, like shock of for sorrow. His immortal spirit is corn that is gathered into the gar. set at liberty, and has taken its
By many, bis memory will fight to the regions of holiness and be cherished with affectionate re. blessedness, for which, under the spect; nor can we close this account conduct of the Holy Spirit, it had more appropriately than by the fol- been so long preparing, and so emilowing quotation from the letter of nently fitted. It has been welcomed an excellent friend, who had long by kindred spirits, both angels and known and highly esteemed him, the spirits of just men made peraddressed to his sou-in-law,Mr. fect: among the latter, by that of Hanson.
his excellent and much-loved father,
now in glory for thirty-four years. u Bradford,
But what is of unspeakably greater February 24, 1825.
moment, it has been welcomed by the " It was with considerable emo. Redeemer bimself, to whose care le lions of mind I received, on Mon- had been from eteruity consigned by day last, the news of the death of the Father's gist; by whose blood be your excellent. father, and my own has been redeemed; under whose much esteemed friend, Mr. Day. In direction he was renewed and sanchim the world has lost one of its lified; by whose arm he has been best inhabitants, the church one of supported, and by whose eye he has its brightest ornaments, and the been guided through the whole of cause of religion one of its most va- his journey--all with a view to his luable friends. Few instances have reception 1o that glory in which he occurred within my reach, in which is now arrived. Could he address so much that was amiable was com- us, would he boť say, If ye loved bined with so much that was excel- me, ye would rejoice because I go lent and divine; so decided an at- to my Father and my Redeemer? tachment to the truths of the gos. llis flesh also rests in hope-is incapel, and so eminent a specimen of pable of activity and pleasure, yet their benign and holy influence upon insusceptible of weakvess and pain's the temper and life; so much supe- and will remain inactive no longer riority to earth, and so much meet- than to the appointed, the illustriness for heaven, as our deceased ous period, when, in connexion friend has, through rich grace, been with that of the millions of the reenabled through life to exbibit. I deemed, its resurrection lo immortal feel his loss; and should I live to life, shall grace the final triumphis of visit London again, the conting- the Redeemer, Oli, what longte
or pen can describe-oh, what that there is still more work for not beer beart can conceive, the glorious those “Eclectics” who are not launcher ! scenes that bave already opened to titudinarians !" the view of our deceased and glori " As the New Testament furnishes fied friend ! What transport fills bis us with the law of Baptism expressly it or bat
Baptisa breast! what praises tune his stated, and shews ne, by namerous ex. tongue ! and what prospects of still amples, how it was understood and
Pagitec brighter triumphs are present to his acted upon by the apostles, who in view! We must not sorrow for our every instance composed the primitive selves; for though he is gone, is it possible to form a church, on
churches of ibose who were baptized; rabis to Christ is not gone. He who guided the principles of that sacred volume, il
and is pri him, who upheld him, and fitted Baptism is not admitted as one part of tead of the
them of him for the glory to which he is ils constitution? For if those who are gone, lives to guide us, to uphold on all hands acknowledged to be u and to fit us for the same glory, baptized are received into a church, can Nor will it be long ere
it be said that such a church is accordour turn
Beauty i will come. The Master will come
ing to the pattern given us in Ibe word
of God? and call for us also; and so shall
“ If the rule respecting Baptism is we ever be with the Lord. Where not repealed, should not the members fore let us comfort one another with of a Christian cborch be baptized perthese words."
sons?-Does not the whole tenor of the
ples shew that this ought to be the Remarks on an Article in the Eclec- case? If there be an exception, let it
be adduced. tic Review for May and June,
“If persons are admitted into the 1825; viz. A Reriew of “ Con- church on the avowed ground that they siderations addressed to the Eclec- are not baptized, dues not this place tic Reviewer in Defence of those the institution of Baptism on a very who maintain that Baptism should different footing from ibat on a bich it precede Communion." By Joseph stood in the time of the apostles! And Kinghorn.
does not such a line of conduct declare
that the practice of the apostles, and (Continued from Page 328.)
their interpretation of the command of At the close of his pamphlet, Christ, is no rule for our guidance; and Mr. Kinghorn gives a summary of the New Testament is not a book of The arguments which he had used authority which we ought to obey? to defend his main proposition, that duty of the individual
, and is an ordi* If it be said that Baptism is the
Line “ Baptism should always precede nance demanding the attention of each communion;" and to these the Re. one when he takes on himself the open viewer oogbt to have attempted a profession of Christianity, rather than reply: instead of which, he has an ordinance of the chuteb; it then levelled all his artillery against the clearly follows that the urbaptized are mottos in the title-page, and endea. not proper subjects for the Lord's Supvoured to show, that neither Wall, of the connexion between the two or
per:nor can we need more evidence nor Baxter, gave support to the dinances than this, that whatever view leading principle of the strict Bap- we take of the subject, the result is, tists, viz, that a church of Christ that, if it is every Christian's duly to should be composed exclusively of be baptized, according to all that appears baptized persons !
in the New Testameni, the proper place Before I proceed to notice the of Baptism is previous to liis admission Reviewer's reasoning, I shall quote quence follows, if we suppose the Bap
into the church. The same consethe substance of the arguments of tism of infants is a scriptural institu; Mr. Kinghoro, to satisfy the reader tion. On that system, if any individual
has not been baptized in infancy, he duced, were not brought forward bila ought to be, prior to bis being received for the purpose of shewing that
into the charch. If he is not, we must Baptism was regeneration ; but that
stances was necessary; does it not un- edge of the quotation made by Mr. Tex avoidably follow, that the authority of Kinghorn, from ibat respectable
Christ is practically subjected to the and candid writer. It is impossible opinion of those who ought to obey it,
instead of their being required to mani- for him to deny, (though he could i fest their subjection to him who is not get time to refer to Dr, Wall's their Lord!
work “to verify the citation and “ If charity towards those who think examine the context,") that what Dr. both differently is pleaded as our excuse, Wall has said, for the purpose of
does it not prove that we do got think
proving that Baptism always preHoy le regarding, when the feelings, or the
opinions of men, are in opposition to church, is so clear, that no examithem? And have we, in the whole nation can obscure it.
“ Among New Testament, one instance in which all the absurdilies that ever were this species of charity was admitted, to held, none ever maintained that, that the exclusion of any of the direct posi- any person should partake of the live commands of divine authority? If
communion before he was baptized.”+ such an instance exists, where is it to
For the Reviewer to insinuate be found ?"
that Dr. Wall held the sentiment of Mr. Kinghorn's quotation from baptismal regeneration, without proDr. Wall, an Episcopalian, must, if
# Dr. Wall says, possible, be invalidated by the Re
The scripture also viewer; and, therefore, we have a washing of "regeneration. Tit. ii. 6. is the
uses it (regeneration) for Baptism: The quotation from Hooker to prove washing of Baptism." Hist. Bap. chap ir, that, though “a host of Episcopalian page 13. authorities might be cited to show
† If the Reviewer will turn to Wall's
History, book ii, chap. ix. page 518, Ed. the absurdity of admitting any un
ii. London, 1707, he will find the context baptized person to partake of the is, the general practice of giving the Lord's Supper;" yet as they all con- Eucharist to infants by the Greek and tended that Baptism was “a necessary Roman chorches, from the third to the outward mean to our regeneration,"
ninth century; to which the Doctor adds,
for very near half the world do still a necessary and outward
an, continue the practice.” He then says, whereby we receive grace," &c. &c. “ However it be [i.e, whether there is the therefore, their admission weighs same proof from scripture and bistory for nothing in the argument.
infant communion, as for infant Baptism,
or not) the Antipædobaptists cannot make That some of these writers held
use of this argument, till they have grant. the opinion, that Baptism was re- ed that the ancient Christians did baptize generation, is true; but I do not re- infants. So long as many of them endea. collect any declaration which proves your to keep
vour to keep their people in an opinion,
that infant Baptism is a new thing; so they placed Baptism before the long they will forbear to tell them, that Lord's Supper, in consequence of infants did in ancient times receive the that sentiment. Dr. Wali's reason. Eucharist : since, among all the absuring, in bis History of lusant Bap. dities that ever were held, none ever
maintained that, that any person should tism, was certainly of a , different
ever partake of, the communion before he kind. For the instances le pro. was baptized.”
ter nigh mased;
i the OC
ducing any proof from bis writings tious concession of Mr. Baxter, 1 fute mere that he did so, is uncandid; but for will give a few more paragraphs the ju him to more than insinuate that from the same page. “ All," he Mr. Kinghorn's reasoning proceeds says, " that ought to be admitted Bepti: upon the same principles, is posi- visible church members
, ordinarily be tively unjust.
ought to be baptized."-" By a The Reviewer, having (probably visible church member, I meau plains to be to his owo satisfaction) despatched ly, one that is a member of the p; and The testimony of Dr. Wall, proceeds visible church, or of the church asport aber to try his hand upon that of Richard visible. And by admitting, I mean
The Re Baxter, who, he says, “assuredly held solemn admitting. As I before dis a from no such popish views of Baptism," tinguished between disciples incom.br7," [as that it regenerates the infant.] plele, and complele, so here I do of “On the contrary, in his Christian church members. As a soldier Directory, he only coutends, that before listing, [being enrolled,) and 1 uubaptized persons ordinarily, * are as a king before crowning and taknot to be admitted to the rights and ing his oath ; so are we and infants communion of the visible church, church members before Baptism. because we must know Christ's But as every one that must be ad. sheep by his own mark.”. From mitted solemnly into the army, must
practs this ihe Reviewer infers, that Mr. be admitted by listing, as the solemn Baxter “ is extremely guarded, and engaging sign; so everyone that hath hesitates to deny, shat cases might right to be solemnly admitted intu occur in which unbaptized persons the visible church, must ordinarily should be admitted to commu. be admitted by Baptism: so much ABER, nion.”+ An answer to this repre- to make that plain which was plaiu sentation may be found in the note before.”I at the foot of the page.
Again, “If we have neither preTo prove that the quotation made cept nor example in scripture, since by Mr. Kingborn was not an incau. Christ ordained Baptism, of any
other way of admitting members
, • It does not appear in what precise but only by Baptism; then all that sense Mr. Baxter uses the term“ ordina- must be admitted visible members rily." If he means by its according to must be ordinarily baptized. But established rules,” or “ settled method," the Reviewer is only quibbling when he since Baptism was instituted or esconsiders it as proof of a cautious manner tablished, we have no precept or of speaking. But if he means "common example of admitting visible mem. ly," or “ usually," then he certainly in
bers tended by it, that this was the rule though
any other way, (but constant there might be exceptions to it. The fol. precept aud example for admitting lowing extract from his work entitled this way;) therefore all that are ad“ Church Concord,” &c. p. 63, may ex. mitted visible members must be plain his meaning. In reply to the ques. tion, “ What are the necessary terms for
baptized." the communion of Christians personally And in the paragraph from whence in a particular church?” he answers :- Mr. Kinghorn bas quoted, he says: * The people must be baptized persons," &c. and then he adds, " Whether open of reason, cau be said to this, by
"I know not what, in any shew professed covenanting may not serve without Baptism in case of necessity,
those that renounce not scripture:
Plain Scripture Proof, &c. p. 23.
otevan uted, as Profesa a the b be that her he a beti and boy