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Raja said, This ydur assurance com- squertoe pf the communications made
navy and army), regularly conting.
In the Report of 1788, iti appears rected she said Government to pay
nual donations. L'pon which he mers, and a few native soldiers; all conferred with the resury, and sent having their employments, and none their minutes to Government, who living on charity. The church is returned an answer entirely approve a neat small building, with a tiled ing the proposal, Mr. Pohle and roof, and was built by a Braminy Mr. J. Kolboff were proposed for sh- woman, who was instructed, and perintendants, which Mr. Swartz baptized by Mr. Swartz; one or two had suggested, not because he ine of the English. gentteinen assisting tended to withdraw himself, but in her with a supply of some materials consideration of his own advanced An able and pious catechist, named age, and with a view to make the Şaitianaden, has the care of the concircumstances of those two brethren gregation, A school bas likewise more comfortable,
been established, and a schoolmas, Mr. Kolhoff had been admitted ter provided; and both catechist into the number of the Society's and schoolmaster receive their så. Missionaries, on the recommenda- laries from Mr. Swartz.r. Palam, tion of Mr. Swartz, by. whom he cotta is a fort, at the distance of two had beep educated, from his eighth hundred miles from Tanjore: it bes to his twenty-fifth year. The ac, longs to the Nabob, but has an count given of bim by Mr. Swarız, English garrison. One of the coun is, that his mind was truly upright, try priests visits the congregation and that he had given "satislaciory annually, for the administratioo of prools to the English and Malabar the sacraments. The English Lin congregations, of his sincerely prac, lurgy is translated, and used regur Lising the duties he had learned larly before sermon. Mr. Swartz from the holy Scriptures. Humble, mentions, that the scholars, in the and content with little, he was will- two provincial schools, very lately ing to instruct others. The New established, were making a rapid Testament he read in its origual progress, in learning to read and language. Latin and Hebrew he write the English language. The had not tben studied. The Malabar Mission schools, both English and language he spoke fluently, and had Malabarian,were continued as befores preached in it above four years. The in the former, thirty-one boys were Portuguese language he also under- instructed in reading, writing, arith stood. The Moorish language he metic, and geography; and as these knew, and in the Persian he could young people were likely do remain express himself with tolerable pro- in that country, the Tamuliag and priety. The English and Gerinan Moorish languages were made part languages he understood so far as of their study. The Malabar school w be able to speak them with some consisted of twenty-nine children elegance."
instructed by a native. The Mala. Mr. Swarız speaks of the Bibles bar congregation had been augmente and other books sent by the Society, ed with fonty members, thirteen of as a treasure, and trusts that the whom were children, born of Chrisa soldiers of the 72d regiment and the tian parents. The English congre school children would have reason gation consisted of his Majesty's ree to praise God for them, vAdverting giment stationed there, before whom to the state of the Tanjore church, Divine service, including a sermoni he observes, that both there and at was performed every Sunday; but Tranquebar, the Christian converts every evening there was a meeting of the higher and the lower casts, for prayers, which such as chose it were nearly equal. The congrega might frequent. These devotional tion at Palamcotia consisted of about exercises had had a good effect upon one hundred and twenty pessoas the soldiery, and were encouraged: some inferior merchants, some arti- by their commanding officer.com ficers, some washerpen, some fans At Traoquebar, thirty-eight bean
thens bad been converted, among Missionaries, both English and Dau
the poor in spirit;' and how far Pohle, they are, as it were, one the riches of grace surpass the riches, heart and one soul; assisting each honours, and pleasures of the world; other in their work, giving to, and nor was a doubt made of his receiving advice from, each other, becoming an useful man in many mutually sharing in' sorrows and respects.'
joys, receiving and giving thanks - The whole number of Christians for each other's gifts, and praying on the hooks of the Tranquebar for each other. They are often Mission since its commencement, deeply wounded, sometimes by the was 17,716. 1!
inefficacy of their well-meant endead The Missionaries state : " That vours, and at other tinies by sad January 23, 1787, was one of the disappointment respecting indivia most solemn days ever celebrated at duale. However, they are comforted" Tranquebar, when their senior and again, and comfort each other.""'isor dear brother, the Rev. Mr. Kolhoff, 1. (To be continued.is do "d kept his jubilee, and had the inex
150'yinin pressible satisfaction of seeing bis sports eldest son, a worthy young man, To the Editor of the Christian Obserrer., ordained in the mission church and invested with the holy office of A CORRESPONDENT,
whó adopts the priesthood, according to the ritual of signalure of AN INQUIREX;"}
p. 5592 the Lutheran Church. The several of your Magazine for Septeinber,
makes an assertion which materially - The regular series of historical affects the illustration of those pro- deduction which would be necessary phecies that seem to be applicable to demonstrate either the Inquirer's to the principal modern nations of hypothesis er my own, would pro Europe, at whatsoever period their bably be unsuitable to your publicaaccomplishment may be supposed to tion: but surely it becomes him to lake place. He asserts, that mit assiga his reasons for treating with may be regularly shewn, step by contempt an authority so closely step, that the Scythians were not connected with Sacred History. The descended from Magog, but from an prophets seldom indicate any na entirely different patriarch.” He tion otherwise, than by the name of adds, “The pedigree of the Scy. its first progenitor,
and if the Jews thians may easily be traced on the did not preserve authentic traditions direct authority of history: but it of national origins, such indications cannot be done except at consider- would have been useless both to them able length.” He endeavours also, and 10 us. If they did, where are p. 557, to invalidate the opposite such traditions to be found, but in (and general) opinion, by represent- the writings of Josephus ? The ques. ing it as not resting “ upon any tion, therefore, whether his state: better authority than a mere random ment on this subject, is to be de assertion of the comparatively mo, pended on, or to be scouted as dern bistorian Josephus." et saindo mere random assertion," deserves
So contemptuous a view of the a place in your very valuable misd Jewish Historian, tends to subvert at cellany; and, after so bold a censore one stroke the records which he has has been inserted, it surely demands transmitted of the origin of nations discussion, yn beg leave, on this and derogates, I apprehend, from the ground, to call upon the loquirer authority even of Sacred History, for the reasons of his censures and Josephus, though, by a strong figure to request from you, an linsertion of of speech, he may be called "mo- bis arguments, and of such an investe dern, compared with the era of tigation of them as they may rex Magog, is far from being so, com- quire, von BIOMA pared with any writer who affords The only intimation which the authentic information of the Sey. Inquirer has already given, of his thians. Herodotus, the earliest and motive for despising the authoriv best authority extant, wrate liule of Josephus, is, that the Scythians more than five centuries before Jo. came from Asia into Europe, after sephus; and Strabo, who best illus- the time of Moses; or, as he (I think, trates this part of ancient geography, less correctly) expresses it, " were wrote four centuries later. A dili- an original Asiatic nation;" Such gent and mature collation of their all nations were. Josephus bimself statements has long since convinced states, that Magogh settled first at me, that the Juzyges of Strabo were AleppodwThe Inquireradants that the genuine representatives of the the Scythians occupied Caucasosy Scythians of Herodotus ; that the in- which is near the border of modern habitants of the Roman province of Europe. W by the Inquirer regards Scythia were, therefore, real Scy- this division of the eartla tasocorreut thians, that these were intended sponding precisely with to the isles? under that denomination, both by of the Gentiles; and why, be supw? the Apostle Paul and by Josephus; poses that hno nation of Japheth's and that their derivation from MAGOG posterity
originally settled beyond by the latter, is far
sufar more likely to its boundary, it is necessary that he have been a constant and authentic should explain. Therwhole coon tradition of the Jewish nation, than try north of the Euxide, or even of * mere random assertion of a com, the Caspian, might, for any teason 1 paratively, modern historian jud can perceive to the contrary, be deal
si a 1814) 4. Extracts from the Writingrof Luther. Bu sasmi? 691 tiles ; ??: as it is, in
, wholly, in the other neatly, sepa- leave nothing unpunished which rated by seas, from countries with 'was concerned in it. But the de which ihe ancient Jews were fa. vil, who caused their death, he will miliar. "
bring forth to judgment, and punish As If, indeed, " the Scythic descent with eternal pains; sin he will de
of the Franks is an undoubted histo- stroy, 'and death itself he will Haag
rical fact,” as the Inquirer roundly into hell. And as he values them asserts, it may be inconsistent with so highly, he will assuredly not stop the descent of the Scythians from there, but will bring them up again Magog, even according to the testi- from the grave, so that their death mony i
of Josephus himself. But shall really be no death, but a new
and inSlavonic, not the Gothic, nations, vincible, you niust take the Lord are the real descendants of the Christ as your strength. Lay fast latter.
hold of Him, and exercise yourself It is unnecessary to refer to Mr. jo relying upon Him, that He may Granville Penn's interpretation of be well known to you, and his word the prophecies concerning Gog, after be held pure by you, aod be daily what I have intimated. These pro- used and learned with all diligence; phecies, indeed, we cannot expect that thus of God's word and your to be fulfilled; or understood, will heart there may be made but one the close of the Millennium - Rev. thing; and the truths of it be as XX. 7, 8.
certain to you, and more certain ANOTHER INQUIRER
than your own life.' When you have done this, you will be really strong and secure, and will
able EXTRACTS FROM THE WRITINGS OF to remain safe and unconquered
when the devil or 'bis messengers (Continued from p. 283.)
come against you.
; .'11u92 Precious in the sight of the Lord is Knowing that a man is not justified the death of his saints. Psalma
by the works of the lau, but by the 21 cxvi. 15.
of Jesus Christ, eren we have God opens, in death itself, the gate t believed in Jesus Chrise, that we of life, to true believers who love might be justified by the faith er and keep his word, by the death and Christ, and not by the scorks of the resurrection of Christ,' whether they Inw; for by the works of the law, die on the rack, or be banged, or shall no flesh be justified...Gal, the burnt, or drowned, or be taken off -T6. by fever or pestilence. He pro
1 Take heed that you make no misnounces in the text, that the death take here, nor suffer yourself to be of his saints is dear and sprecious led off from faith to works. Good before the Lord. He accounts their works la man must indeed perform in ashes a valuable treasure, costly but uot on them must he place his jewel of earth. 'iWhether Satan confidence, but on the
The work of strangle the trive Christian on his Christ. And we must resist sinn bled, or the executioner 100 sino galds death, and hell, not with our works i loss, it is declared that sach a death but they retust lead us froin our