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pieces through the earth and air and water. I do not admire Him more. What a wonder In man there is more wretchedness than in that I enjoy such composure under all my all the other animals put together. He bodily pains, and in the view of death itself. loves life, and yet he knows that he must What a mercy that, having the use of my die. If he enjoys a transient good, he suf- reason, I can declare his goodness to my fers various evils, and is at last devoured by soul. I long for His salvation; I bless His worms. This knowledge is his fatal prero- name; I have found Him, and die rejoicing gative: other animals have it not. He in Him. O blessed be God that I WAS spends the transient moments of his exis- BORN! O that I was where He is. I have tence in diffusing the miseries which he a father and mother, and ten brothers and suffers ; in cutting the throats of his fellow. sisters in Heaven, and I shall be the eleventh. creatures for pay; in cheating and being Oh! there is a telling in this Providence, cheated; in robbing and being robbed; in and I shall be telling it for ever! If there serving, that he might command; and in be such a glory in His conduct towards me repenting of all he does. The bulk of man- now, what will it be to see the Lamb in the kind are nothing more than a crowd of midst of the throne! Blessed be God that wretches equally criminal and unfortunate : EVER I WAS BORN." and the globe contains rather carcasses than As the comparison between an Infidel and men. I tremble at the review of this dread- a Christian at the prospect of death speaks ful picture to find that it contains a com- more eloquently than volumes of arguments plaint against Providence itself; and I wish in favour of Christianity; so also does the THAD NEVER BEEN BORN."
contrast between the Protestant and the Now let us hear the language of the ex- Papist in the prospect of death. One looks cellent Hallyburton, who died as he lived, to the immediate possession of happiness, full of confidence in God. “I shall shortly and has “ a desire to depart and to be with get a very different sight of God from 'what Christ;" while the poor Papist has his I have ever had, and shall be made meet to mind filled with the distressing thoughts of praise him for ever and ever. Oh! the purgatorial horrors, imagining that death thoughts of an Incarnate Deity are sweet will plunge him into the fierce flames of that and ravishing. Oh! how I wonder at my- dismal place, only a little more tolerable self that I do not love Him more, and that than Hell itself.
John LAMBERT was born in Norfolk, and knowledge of the truth by the preaching and educated at the university of Cambridge; instructions of Bilney. Being persecuted and with many more was brought to the by the Papists, he left England, and joined
Tindal, Coverdale, and Frith, at Antwerp; the hour of his death was at hand, Lambert where he continued for more than a year, as was greatly comforted with the prospect of chaplain to the English merchants at that departing to be with Christ, which he said place. Sir Thomas More, however, sought was far better to him than remaining in this him out; he was sent over to London, and troublesome world. Then going out of the repeatedly examined before Archbishop chamber into the hall, he saluted the gentleWarham and others; after some time he men who came to attend his execution, and was removed to Oxford, where forty-five sat down to breakfast with them without any articles were exhibited against him, to which sadness or fear. When breakfast was ended, he was required to give answers in writing, he was taken to Smithfield, where he was without being allowed the use of any books. very cruelly treated. For after his legs were
The sum of the doctrines Lambert con- consumed and burnt up to the stumps, the sidered to be truth, he stated in the two wretched tormentors withdrew the fire, following propositions: “ The first from leaving but very little under him. Then Acts iv., Christ is the head corner-stone of two men, that stood on each side of him, our faith, whereupon it should be set and thrust their halberts into his body, and grounded, neither is there salvation in any raised him up as high as the chain would other, for there is no name under heaven permit; when Lambert, lifting up such given among men whereby we may be saved. hands as he had, his finger ends flaming This is one of the propositions wherein is with fire, cried unto the people in these engrossed or comprehended what I have words, “ NONE BUT CHRIST, NONE BUT said, which St. Paul thus otherwise expli- CHRIST;” and being let down again from cates, 1 Cor. i., Christ is made of God our their halberts, he fell into the fire, and then righteousness, our pureness, our satisfaction, ended his mortal life. and our redemption. And in another place Lambert was thus cruelly burned because
there is no other foundation, that any he refused to believe the doctrine of tranman may put, except that which is already substantiation; we may say, on that ground put, that is Christ Jesus,
only, as no other accusation appears to have “ The other proposition is written by the been alleged against him at his public trial, prophet Isaiah and recited of our Saviour in if it may be so called. the gospel of Matthew, in these words - The Roman Catholics complain that tranMen do worship me in vain, teaching human substantiation has been made a test of belief doctrines, and precepts or laws. Of this in their religion. But without in the least Paul writes very largely in divers places, entering into discussion whether it supplies very nigh every where; amongst other, Col. a proper test or not, it may be observed, ii., where he warns the Colossians to take that they were the first to introduce it for heed that no man spoil them, to steal them that purpose. It was made the test of away by philosophy or vain deception, ac- heresy in the case of the Lollards, and those cording to the constitutions of men and who suffered in the days of Queen Mary; ordinances of this world.”
and it still continues a prominent doctrine On the all-important point of justification of Popery at the present day; a shibboleth he thus wrote--" It is the usage of scripture by which heretics are discerned. to say faith only doth justify, and works salvation, before a man do any other good works.” He added, “True faith is of such
ANECDOTES. virtue and nature, that when opportunity EDWARD VI. (at a time when Sir John cometh, it cannot but plenteously work Cheek, one of his tutors, was sick) asking, deeds of charity, which are a testimony and one morning, “How his tutor did ?” was witness-bearer of man's true faith. This answered, that “He was supposed to be declares Augustine upon St. John, where he near death; and had been absolutely given expounds the text, 'If ye love me, keep my over by his physicians.” “No," replied the commandments. Where a little after he king, “ he will not die, this time; for I have speaks thus— Good works make not a just been wrestling for him, to-day, with God, in or righteous man, but a man once justified, prayer, and I have had an answer of peace : doeth good works.' "
I know he will recover.” And the event On the day appointed for this holy martyr corresponded. to suffer, he was brought out of prison, at Some of Mr. Thomas Jones's last words eight o'clock in the morning, to Lord (who was chaplain of St. Saviour's, SouthCromwell's house, and taken into his cham- wark) were, “A sinner saved, a sinner ber, when Cromwell asked his forgiveness saved!” Similar will be the everlasting for what he had done. Being informed that song of the saints,pin heaven itself.
Then let the war-note sound, and echo far and
wide, Independent of the corruptions of my Let not one heart be still, no single tongue be tied ;
No Popery--No Popery-from ev'ry voice resound, own heart and nature, and the unwearied Till in this isle no longer a vestige shall be found. malice of Satan, (says a minister of Jesus
R. O. Christ) what with the weakness of friends, and the wickedness of enemies, I find myself to be, as it were, ground between the
INTELLIGENCE. upper and nether mill-stones; but God in Christ is my refuge, who has never yet failed “PRAY WITHOUT CEASING."-1 Thess. v. 17. or forsaken me, and, according to His most sure word of promise, never, no never will, The City of London Tradesmen's Probut will guide me by His counsel, and after- testant Association intend publishing on the wards receive me to glory. “Bless the Lord, 1st of March, No. 1 of “The Child's Book O my sonl.” “O bless our God, ye people, of the Martyrs of England,” uniform with and make the voice of His praise to be heard; “The Teacher's Offering." It will be comwhich holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth pleted in twelve monthly numbers, one pennot our feet to be moved.”
ny each, embellished with numerous woodcuts. It is to be lamented, that while so
many juvenile books on the wars and warPOETRY.
riors of England are continually publishing,
there are few or none entirely devoted to ENGLAND'S HAPPINESS BASED the history of those bright examples—those ON PROTESTANTISM.
worthies, who in our own dear land resisted
unto blood, striving against sin, and who, in HAPFY indeed the land whose strength is from on their earnest contention for the faith once
high, And God's own holy word her laws and rules sup
delivered to the Saints, preferred the rack, ply;
the faggot, and the stake, to a denial of the The Lord of Hosts himself vouchsafes to be her Lord that bought them. It is hoped that
guide, And with his bounteous hand for all her wants pro
the present work will in some measure meet vide.
this deficiency. The assistance of Sabbath What foe hath she to dread? What danger and School Teachers is especially invited to aid alarm ?
in giving it an extended circulation among Alike secur'd from ev'ry blast, while trusting on their children.
His arm : Though storms should rage around her, and dan- The following information, &c. is copied from
gers hover near, That God, who still directs her, shall calm each a work called “The Great Apostacy," rising fear.
written in answer to “ Cobbett's History of 'Tis thus fair England stands, and long hath proud- the Reformation."
ly stood, Unmov'd by ev'ry tempest - unswerv'd by ev'ry The population of the Globe is considered flood:
to be about 800,000,000. Out of this numPirm as a rock she's bas'd, amidst the mighty ber I find after a very careful calculation,
wave, At once the coward's fear, and wonder of the brave. the Christian population of the Globe to be Her Church, the nation's glory, and the people's 219,522,000, and in the following propor
warmest love Bright emblem of that Church in purer realms
tion, namely, above ;
...... 97,400,000 Novain traditions form her laws, no superstitious Protestants..........
Greek Church .........
47,421,000 The Word of God the standard of all her rules and
Christian population of the Globe, 219,522,000 If, then, ye British sons, your country's weal you And in these days when Papists boast of prize,
their unity and numbers, they will find by Arouse ye from your slumbers — let ev'ry man
taking the Greek and Protestant Churches arise ; Let ev'ry nerve be doubly strong, and ev'ry hand that they are (thank God) in the minority by
be seen Uprais'd, to guard from ev'ry ill, our Bible. Church, nearly 25,000,000; and by the grace of God and Queen.
may we be given to see, that “while Satan's For Popery, in this free land, again doth lift her empire decreases the Lord's kingdom will
increase.” Again with daring hardihood, her blood-stain'd
It is intended to hold the first half yearly banners spread; She seeks with mighty arm to wield the sword on Meeting of the City and Finsbury Protestant Again unsheath its gory blade, and shout "Believe Conference, on Monday, the 27th of Februor die."
ary. The speakers will be exclusively
Members of the Conference. The Members 10th of January. The Rev. H. Stowell, the of the various Associations are earnestly President, in the chair. A favourable report invited to attend, and bring as many Pro- was read by the Secretary, after which, adtestant friends with them as they can. dresses were delivered by the Chairman, the
Popish Blasphemy!—“ Over one of the Rev. J. Moorby, the Rev. J. Paul, the Rev. Popish Altars at Worms, there is the picture A. Archer, Mr. Price, and Mr. Goulden.“ of a windmill, and the Virgin is throwing Although the night was one of unusual storm Christ into the hopper. He comes out at and severity, the audience was numerous the eye of the mill-all in wafers—which and respectable. Much interest was excited certain priests take up to give to the people. by the addresses, particularly that of the This (says the Bishop) is so gross an em- Rev. Chairman, who delivered one of his blem, that one would think it too gross even most eloquent and impressive appeals. for Laplanders; but a man that can swallow · Tea Meeting.—The Finsbury and ShoreTransubstantiation will digest this likewise.” ditch and Hackney Operative Associations -(Bp. Burnet's Letters, p. 288.)
held a Tea meeting on Tuesday Evening, City.—The second Annual Meeting of the December 27th. After tea, Mr. James City of London Operative Association was Callow was called to the chair, and approheld in the George Hall, Aldermanbury, on priate addresses were delivered by Mr. A. Wednesday evening, Jan. 25th, G. Philip V. Allen, Mr. E. Dalton, Mr. Sibley, Mr. Smith, Esq. in the chair. The report read T. A. Smith, and Mr. Binden. It was a was gratifying and very encouraging ; after numerous and influential meeting, and the which the following addressed the meeting: proceedings were more than usually characRev. J. R. Barber, Mr. Sibley, Mr. Dalton, terized by that Christian moderation of tone, Mr. Lord, and Mr. Binden.
and firmness of Christian principle, which Anecdote.—When Whitfield preached be- ought to be apparent in all operations unfore the seamen at New York, he had the dertaken for the glory of God and the good following bold apostrophe in his sermon :- of souls. “ Well, my boys, we have a clear sky, and
NOTICES. are making fine headway over a smooth sea, Marylebone Meeting, 3rd week in Februbefore a light breeze, and we shall soon lose ary, in the Fitzroy School-rooms, Graftonsight of land. But what means this sudden street, Fitzroy-square. lowering of the heavens, and that dark cloud Mr. J. H. Jefferson will form two new arising from beneath the western horizon ? singing classes for Protestant Operatives Hark! don't you hear the distant thunder? and others, (D.v.) in the Colonnade Sunday Don't you see those flashes of lightning ? School-rooms, Colonnade, Russell Square, There is a storm gathering! Every man on Friday the 10th of February. to his duty! How the waves dash against The first class, for those unacquainted the ship! The air is dark! The tempest with the rudiments of music, will meet at 8 rages! Our masts are gone! The ship is and close at 9 o'clock. on her beam-ends! What next ?” It is The second class, for those acquainted said that the unsuspecting tars, reminded of with the first principles of music, will meet former perils of the deep, as if struck by the at 9 and close at 10 o'clock, for singing in power of magic, arose, with united voices parts, and to practice congregational singing. and minds, and exclaimed, “ Take to the The tickets of admission for the first leslong-boat!” Whitfield then proceeded to son in either class may be had gratis, and urge them most strongly to flee from the tickets for the entire course of 16 lessons, wrath to come, by taking to the ark of refuge price 2s., of Mr. Moulton, 1, London Street, for sinners, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Fitzroy Square, or on Monday Evening, at Salford Operative Protestant Association.— the Mutual Instruction Class of the MaryThe Annual Meeting of this Association lebone Protestant Association held in the was held in Christ Church School on the above School Rooms.
the direction of
at 11, Exeter Hall; SIMPKIN, MARSHALL & Co.
And R. GROOMBRIDGE.
“If they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”—Isaiah viii. 20.
come to pay their devotions, and make their BETWEEN TWO FRIENDS ON THE DOCTRINES OU
offerings to this picture!! AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH OF ROME.
Mr. B.-All these inventions assisted ad
mirably no doubt to support the pretensions (Continued from p. 12.)
of the Church of Rome to the power of
working miracles by her saints and relics, Mr. A.-I will give you a specimen of and by these means to secure the rich offerone of those legends, which were given to ings made by the credulous at her shrines. the people instead of those Epistles left by Mr. A.—Yes, and they held the ignorant the Apostles to build them up in the pure and timid in awe of her spiritual power; in faith and practice of the Christian religion. aid of which, the doctrine of confession was Dominic the Inquisitor, whose persecution made subservient, by enabling her to impose of the Christians I have related, was after- such penances as would enrich her churches wards canonized by the Church of Rome, and monasteries. and placed upon her calendar of saints !! - Mr. B.-And we are taught (or rather her In Calabria in Italy, (the place of his birth,) dupes are, for I trust I see my way out of it is affirmed that his portrait was brought such a church) that all these offerings down from heaven by the Virgin Mary in bring glory to God instead of to the church. person, accompanied by Mary Magdalene Mr. A.-They bring no true glory either and St. Catherine! Does not this remind to God or the Church, as we shall see as we us of the great Diana of the Ephesians—the proceed. After an impartial examination of image that came down from Jupiter ? (Acts the system she has formed, and on comparing Xxxv.) Was there more priestcraft in the it with those inspired writings of the Aposone instance than in the other ? Before tles, which have been preserved by God as this glorious portrait, they say, many have the test of truth, (as He preserved the Books been restored to life, and hundreds of the of the Old Testament pure, to confute the sick and lame have been healed. These traditions of the Talmud and other fabulous facts have been attested by a public notary, works,) it may be safely asserted, that when cardinals, and prelates of the Order of St. the Church of Rome was at the height of Dominic; and on the anniversary of the her ambition — when the splendour of her
festival of this saint, they have counted above ceremonies fascinated the senses, and the . a hundred thousand pilgrims, who have pomp of her cardinals and rulers surpassed