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Go,. .. .. .. ..PREACH THE GOSPEL......... Mark 16.
REV. ABSALOM PETEJIS,
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY OF THE AMERICAN 10' ME MISSIONARY SOCIETY,
FOR THE YEAR ENDING APRIL, 1833.
Published by the Executive Committee, at the Society's Office,
150 Nassan-street, New-York.
No. 49 William-street.
INDEX TO THE HOME MISSIONARY.
versary of, 17-Sixth Report, 18_Otlicers
-131, 146-Illustration of its object,
51--Extract from Report, 98- Appoint-
100, 151, 183, 199
- Rev. J. A. Caruahan, 159- Rev. J.
PAGE burgh, 10—Rev. P. W. Warriner, 70, 148 Reflections of a Missionary, -Rev.J. Waters, 119_Rev. I. M. Wead, Rbode Island, State,
74 70-Rev. 1. S. Winter, 7-Rev. G. C. Rice, Rev. B. H., appointment of,
59 Wood, 25, 66-Rev. A. Wright, 83.
Salary of a Missionary,
72 Missiopasy appointmenis, 11, 20, 43, 60, 76, 100, 119, St. Louis, Mo., 2d church, notice of,
188 131, 151, 164, 183 | Salem Presbytery, Plan of Missions,
69 Missionary experience, 191, 199 Schoolmaster wanted,
161 Missouri, notice of, 176–Voice from, 129
Scripturc, new interpretation of,
5 Statistical view of churches in, 177 | Seeking in earnest,
163 Monthly Concert, article for, 1, 33, 66, 82, 105, 121, Shaw, Mr., letter from,
108 137, 153, 169, 185 | Soldiers of the U.S. Army, Mission New-England, Remarks on the aid to be ex
127 pectod from, 75 South Africa, letter from,
108 New-Ilampshire General Association, meet State of the world,
153 93 Storre, Rev. R. S., letter from,
75 New-Orleans, notice of,
195 Table, comparing the last, with preceding Ohio, appeal from, 146 years,
155 Tomperance has done all this for me," 163 Pledge of aid, · 43 Temperance Measures,
162 Poor woman, example of,
The work of the Lord,
162 “ Preaching the Gospel by proxy,' 180 ** The wrath of'mun shall praise thee,"
153 Presbyterianism, progress of, in the wesi, 191 Thomas, Rev. Mr., letter from,
107 Present Times,
144 Protracted Bible Class,
Todd, Rev. Mr., Address of,
117 Picad, Rev. H., letter from,
105 Treasurer's account of Receipts, 11, 26, 44, 60, 76, Report of the A. H. M. S., Abstract of,
100, 120, 132, 151, 164, 183, 200 Results of a year, 89, 114 | Treasury, state of,
19 Revival, effects of, 115 Van Rensselaer, Bon. S., Address of,
17 In Adams co., O., 147-Ashtabula, O., 161 Vermont Dom. Miss. Soc. Anniversary of, 94 -Athens, Tenn., 161-Bethel, III., 39, 55–
Appointments by, Carrollton, Ill., 110-Collinsville, ml., 189 Voicefion England,
35 - Eası Richfield, N. Y., 10.--Eastport, Mo Wabash Country, account of,
144 58-Farmington, Mo., 54-Greenville, ill., Washburn, Rev. Mr., letter from, 67_Jennings Co., Ind., 86-Kingston, Wealthy Christians, a word to,
192 Tenn., 141-Lebanon, N. Y., 10—Lo Roy, Wesleyun Missions,
107 N. Y., 9-Logan, O., 146-Monroe, Ct., Western Agency, in N. Y., Receipts of, 12, 29, 44, 8-Newark, NY., J-New-Liston, N. Y.,
120, 152, 184, 200 9-New-Market, Tenn., 192---St. Charles, White Pigeon, Mich., notice of,
· 113 Mo, 25.
Wright, Rev. A., leiter from,
INDEX TO THE PASTOR'S JOURNAL.
PAGE. A Backslider,
101 " Labour of Love," and "Patience of Hope," A stunbling block,
103 Parsons, Mrs. J.U., nouico of the last days of, 45 “ Behold how great a matter a little fire Psalm cxxxix., Paraphrase on,
48 Sketch of a living character, Call to tho Ministry,
77 Taylor, James B., Extracts from Memoirs of, Christian, death bed of, 30
133, 106 Christian Experience,
"The Lord leadeth the blind,"
29 Conversion of two l'hysicians, 201 The Suicide,
13 Death bed of a Christian, 30 Transgressor, end of,
62 End of a Transgressor,
“Trust in the Lord, and thou shalt be fed," 104 Friday Meeting, 61
104 Full Assurance,
47 Unwillingness, the reason why 'some perHow to retaliate on an angry controver
bons cannot pray in the presence of others, 103 sialist, 31 Warning to Parents,
Go,........ .PREACH the GOSPEL.... Mark xvi. 15.
MAY 1, 1832.
MONTHLY CONCERT. SELECTION OF INTELLIGENCE ADAPTED TO THE MONTHLY CONCERT OF PRAYER.
PRESENT MORAL CONDITION OF THE WORLD. In the commission given by our Lord to his disciples, what an immense field did he open for the exercise of Christian philanthropy and heroic enterprise! "Go ye into all the world; and preach the gospel to every creature.”
But what is nou the spiritual condition of our race?- Five hundred millions, it is notorious, remain to this hour pagan idolaters, and one hundred millions more are the followers of the impostor Mohammed. Two hundred millions only are left wearing the Christian name, i. e. living in Christian countries; and in order to make the calculation respecting the real state of this remnant as favourable as possible, we will suppose the place of your residence to be a fair epitome of the whole Christian world. Is there one person in four there who appears to be brought decidedly under the influence of Christian principles? I fear not. We have then less than 50,000,000 of real Christians on earth at any given time, and all the rest (750,000,000) are living and dying without God in the world! And this is not the picture of the worst, but of the best period of time, next to the days of the apostles. Perhaps there never existed more good men on earth at one time than there are at present; and yet this leaves more than fifteen out of sixteen of the human race unacquainted with the salvation which is in Christ Jesus ;-and this havoc made by sin and death has continued without interruption, day by day, and hour by hour, through all the ages since
If in this fearful condition the world is not to remain—if a brighter destiny, a most glorious transformation awaits it—and if the command “ to teach all nations," has never been repealed nor suspended, then there must have been a most shocking neglect of duty somewhere.
Seeing so many prophets had painted this brighter period in the most glowing colours, and had raised their lottiest, their sweetest strains to usher in the reign and universal conquests of the Messiah; and seeing our Lord himself repeatedly referred to these halcyon days, and directed his disciples to a universal dissemination of his gospel, and to the work of universal teaching,-how shall we account for Christians having left, for seventeen hundred years, in a state of perfect brutality and crime, seven hundred and fifty millions of deathless minds, committed to their especial care by the Great Head of the church?
What makes inis neglect the more stras,e and unaccountable is, that the command comes from the highest possible anthority—that this command is most express, and its meaning most palpable-thit the Being who issued it said, at the very time it proceeded from his lips, “ Mark! I am with you, even unto the end of the world."—that this Being has “all power in heaven and upon earth,"—that this command is closely connected with the eternal condition of all these successive swarms of men, eight hundred millions composing each generation—and that every one of those to whom the execution of this commission is confided, is supposed io possess the mind that was in Christ Jesus, who came " to seek and to save that which was lost," and to have, as the distinguishing feature of his character, an overwhelming sense of the value of the human soul.
How, with a provision perfectly commensurate with the extent of the comVol. V.