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the turf, and it is supposed that without ever looking up to the Barb was introduced into where they came from.” England by the crusaders. But
Mark how the Poet expresses to return to the Vermont nags. the same idea. In the beginning of the Revolution, an Arabian horse, on its way to England as a present to George III., was captured by a Yankee privateer, and found his way to that region which now CHARITY AND PEACE. - One produces the best trotters, and of our brethren has left our ranks his blood runs in all their veins. and become an Episcopalian. And the reason why the South- Success attend him in his new ern and Western horses are in- duties. A new brother has come ferior for work, is in my opinion, over to us from the Orthodox that a judicious system of cross- ranks. We bid him welcome ing is not practised. They breed and extend the hand of Fellowtoo much for blood, and too little ship. Why make an outcry as for bone and bottom, and, the re- if the heavens were falling at sult is a long legged generation either of these events. Judging which can run well, but are unfit from the remarks of some perfor work. I asked Col. Jaques, sons, we should suppose the proof Charlestown, (the greatest gress of truth was determined breeder we have,) what was the by a single man's resolves. best breed of pigs that he had,
Why," said he,“ that depends on what kind you want, whether Origin OF DOCTRINE OF Trinity.— large or small, very fat, or only We do not fully understand the truth,
until we also understand the errors, into moderately so, &c., for I can
which men have fallen in searching for breed them to order for you as the truth. For the errors of men are certainly as a tailor can make only some partial views or peculiar you a coat to order.” And this phases of the truth.
It is not enough is done by judicious crossing. I for a Unitarian to be satisfied with be
lieving the simple unity of God. He beg your pardon for this long must also wish to know why the majoryarn, but this is a hobby of mine.” ity of the christian world have professed
a different doctrine, and have believed
in three Gods in one. Let us try to MILTON AND THE METHODIST find the cause of this latter dogma. PREACHER.-.“ Extremes meet,"
1. There was no such doctrine in the is an old saying
but those who succeeded Never did I
age, feel this more than in comparing Apostles to bear the stigma of believing
that early age, not being willing like the a simile in the sermon of a rough in the crucified man of Nazareth, sought Methodist preacher, with a re to deify him. membered passage of Milton's
2. They began by personifying the loMelodius Comus.
gos, or divine word, which the scriptures
allege to have been incarnate in Jesus— “ You are as ungrateful, breth- thereby making a person out of an attri
bute of the Deity. ren, as hogs, who run about un
3. Later christians abused the primider the oaks, gnawing acorns, tive mode of speech, by which all hea
venly beings were called Gods, and de- tarian doctrine thus preached, they genclared Christ to be equal with God the erally think it their own creed. Father, merely because in a Polytheistic In this doctrine, we believe the church age, he had been called a God.
will ere long be one. 4. Superstition wishing to introduce 8. The last cause of the prevalence the utmost mystery into religion, and it- of the doctrine of the Trinity, is, we beself the prey of mystery, attributed per- lieve, to be found in the tyranny of relisonality to the Holy Spirit
, and declared gious associations, which will not allow that to be a separate God, which the their members to differ from the fixed scriptures speak of merely as a divine standard, under penalty of excommuniinfluence, and no more a person distinct cation, and other modes of persecution. from God, than the spirit of man is a per- We believe the majority of members of son distinct from the man himself.
are merely modal 5. The doctrine of the Trinity was Trinitarians, that is, that they believe perfected by the adoption of the dogma merely in three manifestations of God, of Plato and the oriental Philosophy, that not three separate Gods. We know recognised a kind of Trinity in the god- many orthodox ministers who are merehead.
ly modal Trinitarians. Still they are 6. The Calvinistic view of the atone- compelled to use the language of the ment, kept up the dogma of the Trinity. church, and to speak of three persons in Since man has sinned infinitely, an in one God, and to use he unscriptural finite sacrifice must be made. There- expression, God the Son. The coming fore God must die for the sins of the of spiritual liberty in the yet shackled world. As if God could die !
church, will, we doubt not, bring out 7. Men now profess the doctrine of the full truth, and the church will own the Trinity, as far as the most enlight- the declaration of scripture-Unto us ened Trinitarian theologians will declare there is but one God the Father. their opinions, not because they believe Among the causes of the belief in the it literally, but on account of its spiritual Trinity, we have not alluded to perversignification. They rejoice to believe in sions of particular passages of scripture. God the Father, God in the Son, and These have been duly considered in preGod as the Holy Ghost-one God, not vious numbers of your magazine. three, but merely manifested in three Thanks be to God, that the church,
This we believe to be amid all its diversities of opinion, holds the view of most intelligent Trinitarians, the essential truth, that God was maniand this view we profess to hold. We fest in Jesus Christ—the glorious truth believe not that the Son is a distinct of the union of God and the soul of man God, but that he was God only because —the humanity of God and the deificathe Father was in him, and the Holy tion of man-a mark of God's past goodSpirit is not a distinct God, but is mere ness to us—a symbol of the perfect union ly the Spirit of God or the divine influ- of humanity and divinity in the hearts of
When Trinitarians hear the Uni- the faithful.