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3. At any rate, is the doctrine expressed so plainly, and so frequently there, as the importance now attached to it would seem to require ?
4. Is there a single verse in the Bible that condemns the worship of the Unitarians, who worship tbe Father as the only true God? Joho xvii. 3.
5. Does not the name Son of God, given to Jesus Christ, lead many to believe that he was God himself? and yet, upon consideration, will not this appellation prove the contrary? See Luke i. 35 ; John i. 49, v. 19; I Cor. x8. 27, 28, &c.
6. Do the best books in English, in defence of the Christian religion, e. g. Paley's Evidences, or Maltby's Illustrations, both written by clergymen of the Church of England, prove any thing more than that Christ received authority from heaven?
7. Does Christ ever command his disciples to pray to the Trinity, to God the Sori, or to God the Holy Ghost?
8. Does not Jesus Christ describe the Father as the only true God, and command his disciples, when they prayed, to say, Our Father? Jolin xvii. 3 ; Luke xi. 2.
9. Does he not represent himself as “him whom the Father hath sent"? (John xvii. 3 ;) and as "a man who told the truth which lie had beard of God"? John viji. 40.
10. Was not Jesus Christ's death an act of obedience ? Phil. ii. 8.
11. Whom did he obey? And how could the death of an obedient crcature (Luke i. 31) make an infinite satisfaction?
12. Do not the blessings of Christ's death proceed from the Father's tender mercy ? Rom. V. 8; John iii. 16.
13. When the text of the Heavenly Witnesses is expunged from the First Epistle of St. John, is there a vestige or shadow of the real doctrine of the Trinity remaining in the Bible ?
14. But if the Scriptures be so destitute of evidence for this doctrine, is it not the duty of every
Protestant, who loves his Bible, to disavow that doctrine, and attend Unitarian worship?
15. Am I prevented from such a disavowal by any worldly motive?
16. 'But will such motives appear indifferent to me at the hour of death, or can they be acceptable to God?
17. Has' not Jesus Christ denounced his displeasure against those who are ashamed of bim before men Mark viii. 38.
18. Is not the cause of the Gospel in its purest form the cause of Jesus Christ?
19. Can the majority of Trinitarians be said to have derived their conviction from patient examination and mature consideration ?
20. Am I allowed to follow a multitude to do evil, and, because it is the prevailing worship, to worship “a Popish God”?
Go, my fellow-christian, and answer these questions to thyself in thy closet, as thou lovest truth, and desirest the favour of thy Maker. And may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with thee. Amen. 2 Cor. xiii. 14.
Let the serious inquirer examine attentively the following additional passages of the Bible; Exodus xx., Deut. vi. 4, compared with Mark xii. 29; Isaiah xliv. 6, xlv., compared with John viii. 41-54, and Acts iv. 21-31; also Mark xiii, 32 ; 1 Cor. viii. 6 ; 1 Tim. i. 17, ii, 5. :
The Messiah weeping over Jerusalem. (From a volume of Poems, by HENRY ROGERS, a youth of 19.)
The Persian Monarch, when he led
To Greece, in proud array,
A tear, to think that they,
To fight with Greece again :
His warriors on the plain.
At mighty Carthage fall;
Himself had wrought them all ;
Not such as these were those blest tears
Which from Messiah fell,
His heart foreboded well
And foes he sought to save,
And all that mercy gavę.
Scripture and Soripture perverted, “For we are not as many which corrupt the word of God.”PAUL, Scriptural expressions.
Immortal soul. Grace the gift of God, Ephes. ii. 8, Purchased grace. Jesus Christ, Gal. i. 12,
Jehovah Jesus. God is one, Gal. iii. 20,
Three coequal Gods. Jesus Christ is Lord, Phil. i. 11, Divinity of Christ. Doeth righteousness, 1 John W.7, Imputed righteousness. Son of the Fatber, 2 John i, 3, Eternal Son. Is righteous, I John iv. 7, Self-righteous, For our God, 'Heb. xii. 29, God out of Christ. The atonement, Rom. v. 11, Atoning blood Christ is God's, 1 Cor. iii. 23, Christ is God. The poor in spirit, Matt. v. 3, Poor sinners. Election of God, 1 Thess. i, 4, Absolute election. To save sinners, 1 Tim. i. 15, Original sin, The Holy Ghost, Acts x. 38, God the Holy Ghost.
“If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God.". 1 Pet. iv. 11.- Reader, are any of the phrases or expres. sions contained in the right hand columu, to be found among those oracles ?
R. W. W.
The Latter-Day Glory anticiputed. [“ And it shall come to pass in the last days, tliat the mountain of the Lord's: house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the bills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come
ye, and let us go up to the mouna tain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths : for out of Ziou shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshạres, and their spears into pruning-hooks : nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall 'they learn war any more.
But they shall sit every man under his vine, and under his fig-tree, and none shall make them afraid : for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf, and the young lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead tliem. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together ; and the lion shall eat straw (herbage) like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain : for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” Isa, ij. 2—4, xi, 6–9; Micah iv. 1-5.
An Imaginary Scene, A summer evening's walk on the banks of a' navigable river running through an extensive plain ; at the end of which the sun is setting. On either side stand beautiful rows of trees; in the valleys the flocks and the herds are alt feeding in harmony.]
The Sun reclining in the west,
Onward the stately yessel goes. ;
Along this pleasing path I rove,
Cruel oppression is no more :
The Saviour's glorious conquest won.
No warriors now their garments stain,
And earth resembles heaven above.
Now the Creator from his throne,
To love, and serve, and praise the Lord.
T. PAYNE. Rolvenden, July 17, 1826.
The Death-bed of a Mother. [From " The Recollections of Jotham Anderson, Minister of the Gospel,” one of the publications for which we are indebted to the piety and zeal of our Uyitarian brethren in the United States of America. The little volume thus entitled, was printed at Boston, in 1824. A continuation of it is promised, which when published we hope to receive from the same kind “ American reader and friend," to whom we are indebted for this first part. Ep.]
My childhood passed like that of other children who bave tender and watchful parents, and has left as few ditinct traces, which are worth recording. The waves of time have flowed over the track which my little boat made, and I can disceru its path no longer.