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INDEX.

A.'s Answer to Discipulus 107

Free Inquiry

121
African Colony

190 God, the perfect knowledge of 39
Anecdotes,

27, 28, 90, 120 the unchangeableness of 289
121, 241, 383

the obligation of men to ac-
Missionary 349, 350

knowledge and bless, under the
Apostolical Writings, Authority of 173 smiles and frowns of his provi-
Art of improving life
349 dence

78
Atkinson, Mrs. Mary C. Extracts Gospel, faithfully exhibited, the
from the Journal of

71 occasion of divisions among men 47
Awakened Sinner, improper in- Gospel Holiness

296
structions to an
149 Hints to Parishioners

335
Bible, effects of the
334 Hopoo, Thomas

383
Brainerd

350 Ignatius, Epistle of to Polycarp 117
Celsus, reasoning employed by, a- Inquiry into the meaning of Ro-
gainst christians

214
mans, ix. 3

10
Christ, the cross of
237 Inspiration

27
Clergyman's Life

12) Intelligence,
Comment

179 Missionary 59, 91, 122, 255
Conscience

335 Religious 30, 94, 123, 253
Contentment
148 Jacobs, Dr. Memoir of

13
Conversation at an Inn

302

Lord's Supper, an ordinance of
Correspondents, notices to

32, 96
the church

202
128, 158, 256, 352, 384 Lotteries, candid remarks on 344
Deception or hypocrisy in death 58 Men ought always to pray

128
Dedication

32

Ministers' pronouncing the bene-
Depravity
117 diction

281
Devotions of the Family

241 Ministry, effect of a people on the 309
Divination

Mistake corrected

121
Divine Sovereignty equitable and Modern Charity

208
desirable

161 N. Reply to, on christians' pray-
Dress the mind

336
ing for perfection

278
Early Fathers, testimony of the 268 N.'s reply to J. Anona

361
Envy and Slander
1:7 Notes of Thanks, &c.

213
Erasmus and Luther

119 Obituary Notices,
Error, the progress of
335 Rev. Dr. Bogue

126
Exclusive System
179 Rev. Mr. Fisk

125
Explanation of 1 Cor. iii. 23 17 Rev. Mr. Frost

188
Exposition of 1 Cor. ii. 14
166 Rey. Mr. Hall

350
of Heb. iv.
359 Mrs. Knight

125
of Proverbs, xxi. 16 109 Rev. Mr. Sessions

190
Figurative Language of the Bible, Ordinations and Installations 32, 63
remarks on the

230

127, 157, 192, 255, 288, 351, 384
Figurative Language of prophecy, Outcasts of Israel

274, 297
parable and metaphor, remarks Parochial Visits

151
on the usual method of inter- Pilgrim's Progress in the 19th cen-
preting

327
tury

23, 83, 192, 209, 282
Filial Duties

180

304, 331, 362

33, 65

178

ed by

Pious Family and christian sol- Saints, testimony of the scriptures
diers
287 to the perseverance of

134
Poetry
64, 128, 157, 256 Sermons

1, 97, 193, 225, 321
Polygamy

Sin,- not a punishment

77
Popular Opinion, influence of, on Sins of ignorance, what is intend-
the pulpit
235

140
Prayer
395 Strange sight

28
Thoughts on 177, 207, 295 Subject proposed

116
Question

59 System, the benefits of in religious
Reasoning in sermons
116 charities

111
Religious Publications,

Texts, origin of

336
Rev. D. A. Clark's sermon 252 Town Clerk of Ephesus

241
Rev. E. Cornelius' sermon 253 Transatlantic Recollections 215
Request

59 Unbelief, the criminality of 43
Review of Rev. Mr. Whitman's Unconditional Submission, objec-
sermon 217, 243, 257, 309, 369 tions to considered

339
Rogers, John, the Proto-martyr 152 Unitarians versus the New Testa-
Rules, general to assist a young

ment

382
student in divinity
301 Unprofitable Business

242
Sabbath, thoughts on the

Use of Means

238
Sabbath-breaker, thoughts on the Wealth, a good expedient for the
death of
337 preservation of

336
Saints, is it the duty of to pray for Xanthus, reply to

142
perfection in holiness

199

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THE

CHRISTIAN MAGAZINE.

Vol. III.

JANUARY, 1826.

No. 1.

one

Fizz SERMON.

This declaration of Christ instanMARK, X. 22.-And he was sad at taneously stripped the young man that saying, and went away griev

of all his fond hopes of future ed: for he had great possessions. happiness ; for he was conscious

that he never had, and thought Our Saviour taught as that he never could, exercise that having authority. His preaching disinterested love, which Christ raised the admiration of some, required as an indispensable conand the curiosity of many. Mul- dition of salvation. He was grievtitudes of all denominations and ed, that he could not obtain heave classes of men followed him from enly treasures, without giving up place to place; some scribes who his worldly possessions. He supwere teachers, some Pharisees posed, that he could never be who were sober and strict in their saved on the condition which lives, some Sadducees who were Christ proposed. The spirit of lax in their sentiments, some pub- the text, therefore, leads us to licans and sinners who were open- conclude, ly vicious in their practice, and That sinners think it is impossome rulers who were the prin- sible for them to be saved on the cipal men in the nation. Of the condition of disinterested love. I class last mentioned, a young shall, ruler of an amiable appearance

1. Show that disinterested love
and deportment, came to him
with this serious and important

is the condition of salvation.
question, “Good master, What
66

II. Show that sinners think it is shall I do that I may inherit eter- impossible for them to be saved

I
nal life?” Jesus having directed

on this condition.
him to keep the commandments, 1. I am to show that disinter-
he promptly replied, “ Master, ested love is the condition, upon
all these have I observed from which salvation is offered to sin-
my youth. Then Jesus beholding ners in the word of God. If we
him, loved him, and said unto him, look into the Old Testament we
one thing thou lackest: go thy shall find, that God requires pure,
way, sell whatsoever thou hast, supreme, disinterested love, as
and give to the poor, and thou the condition of his peculiar fa-
shalt have treasure in heaven : vour both in this life and in that
and
come,
take

up the cross and which is to come. Moses having follow me.

And he was sad at called all the people of God tothat saying, and went away griev- gether, says, “Hear, O Israel, ed: for he had great possessions." the Lord our God is one Lord :

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and thou shalt love the Lord thy brought forth plentifully: and he
God with all thine heart, and thought within himself, saying,
with all thy soul, and with all thy What shall I do because I have
might. And these words which not where to bestow my fruits ?
I command thee this day shall be And he said, This will I do: I
in thine heart." The love which will pull down my barns, and
God here requires as the condi- build greater: and there will
tion of temporal and spiritual fa- I bestow all my fruits and my
vours, is the same disinterested goods. And I will say to my soul,
love, upon which Christ says all Soul thou hast much goods laid
the law and prophets do hang. up for many years : take thine
Our Saviour abundantly inculcat- ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
ed disinterested love as the condi- But God said unto him, Thou
tion of salvation. In his sermon fool, this night shall thy soul be
on the mount, he insisted largely required of thee: then whose
upon the nature and necessity of shall all those things be which
disinterested love, in opposition to thou has provided ? So is he that
the selfish principles and practi- layeth up treasure for himself,
ces of the scribes and Pharisees. and is not rich toward God.” It
16 But I say unto you, Love your was one of Christ's common say-
enemies, do good to them that ings, “ If any man will come af-
hate you, bless them that curse ter me, let him deny himself, and
you,
and

pray for them that de- take up his cross, and follow me.
spitefully use you. And as ye For whosoever will save his life
would that men should do unto shall lose it; and whosoever
you, do ye also so to them like- loseth his life for my sake, shall
wise. For if ye love them that find it.” This was saying in the
love you, what thank have ye? plainest and strongest terms, that
for sinners also love those that disinterested love is the only con-
love them. And if ye do good to dition of salvation. He said, “He
them which do good to you, that loveth father or mother
what thank have ye? for sinners more than me, is not worthy of
also do even the same. And if me: and he that loveth son
ye lend to those of whom ye daughter more than me, is not
hope to receive, what thank have worthy of me." When a certain
ye? for sinners also lend to sin- lawyer stood up, and tempted
ners, to receive as much again. bim, saying, “ Master, what shall
But love your enemies, and do I do to inherit eternal life? He
good, and lend, hoping for nothing said unto him, What is written in
again ; and your reward shall be the law ? how readest thou ? And
great, and ye shall be the chil- he answering said, Thou shalt
dren of the highest : for he is love the Lord thy God with all
kind unto the unthankful and to thy heart, and with all thy soul,
the evil. Be ye therefore mer- and with all thy strength, and
ciful, as your Father also is mer- and with all thy mind, and thy
ciful.” Our Lord also spake a neighbour as thyself

. And he parable, on purpose to show, that said unto him, Thou hast answerno man can be saved upon selfish ed right: this do and thou shalt principles, and consequently, that live. But he, willing to justify disinterested love is the only condi- himself, said unto Jesus, And tion of salvation. 6 The ground," who is my neighbour ?" In ansays he, 6 of a certain rich man swer to this, Christ spake the

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