Abbildungen der Seite
PDF
EPUB

To the Most Reverend the Archbishops, and DR. PUSEY'S SERMON.
Right Reverend the Bishops of the United On this painful subiect the Editor of a
Church of England and Ireland.

London Journal remarks: “ We will only We, the undersigned Vice-Presidents and

further observe, that we have been disapMembers of the Committee of the Protestant

pointed in reading this sermon as a layman, Association, beg leave most respectfully to

and as regards its style and matter it is represent to your Lordships, that this Asso

mystical and obscure, and leaves behind it ciation was established some years ago for

the impression of a discourse written by one the defence of our Protestant institutions in

who has no clear or definite perceptions of his Church and State, and that we have always

own views; of one who is striving to hide, regarded the Church of England as the

rather than to express, his convictions. As a great bulwark of Protestantism in this coun

composition too, it strikes us, as singularly try, and have cordially rejoiced in that con

deficient in vigor and perspicuity. The tinued protest against Popery, which is con

latter defect, if we are right in imputing it tained in her Articles, Homilies, and For

to the writer, may have been one of the mularies.

causes why it was suspected of unsound We have therefore witnessed with great

doctrine. Throughout the whole sermon anxiety and alarm, the growth and spread

Dr. Pusey seems to us to have been im

pressed with the idea, that his expressions amongst our Clergy of certain heretical doctrines of a Popish character and tendency.

would be jealously scrutinized, and under subversive of the fundamental principles of

that apprehension, to have rendered them our Holy Religion; which have already pro

as vague and ambidexterous as possible." duced effects most injurious both to the Church and to the State, and which threaten

CABINET. still more awful and destructive consequences.

co As the light cannot be hid, but will show We entertain a deep conviction of the

of the forth itself at one place or other, so a true imperative necessity of the exertion of all

u faith cannot be kept secret, but when occa. due authority, in all prudence, but with all Sion is onerea,

with usion is offered, it will break out and show energy, for the suppression of this fearful itself by good works.-First Part of Homily and rapidly extending evil; and we feel our on faith. selves called upon, by the principles upon which the Protestant Association is founded,

POETRY. humbly to submit to your Lordships this expression of our earnest desire to afford THE SPIRIT OF PROTESTANTISM. whatever support may be in our power to THINK ye to quench the spirit such measures, in addition to those already That's burning in our land ? adopted, as your Lordships, the Fathers of O! the boon that we inherit our Church, shall devise as most congenial Bends not to mortal hand. to the spirit of the gospel, and the duties Go, curb the billowy ocean, which it imposes, for the suppression of this

Drive back the rolling sea, deadly mischief.

Then quench a high emotion We feel that the circumstances of the In bosoms bold and free. times require that special exertions should be made to “banish and drive away all erro

The fire may sometimes quiver, neous and strange doctrines contrary to

May seem almost to die, God's Word," and to awaken the Clergy

But brighter far than ever and the Laity to a sense of the true nature

'Twill lighten earth and sky : and full extent of these anti-scriptural inno

From hill to hill 'tis blazing, vations, and to the necessity of co-operating

It shines o'er ocean's breast, with the heads of our Church in a work of

And thousand eyes are gazing such pressing urgency, in which the means

Upon that bosom blest. hitherto employed have failed to accomplish And dream ye, hearts once lighted the object in view.

With freedom from above, And we devoutly pray that the spirit of Can, from a world benighted, the Lord may rest upon your Lordships, and Hold back that light of love ? direct your pious endeavours for the pro The friendly beams ye cherish, tection of the Church at this critical junc Which save from watery death ; ture.

This light warns souls that perish

In shipwreck of their faith.

INTELLIGENCE.

to be wrested from us; we wish there may

be many found to follow so excellent an “PRAY WITHOUT CEASING."-1 Thess. v. 17. example, and that the spirit and tone of

piety, moderation, firmness, and high toned The Marylebone Tradesmen and Operative rer

tive religious principle which animated that Protestant Association has just closed the a

he assembly, pervaded the whole of the metro

polis——the whole country—the whole empire delivery of a course of valuable and docu- po

-yea, the world itself. mentary Lectures in the neighbourhood of

Though that may

you Somers Town. This part of the borough

h not be just now, yet the prayers and labors being the stronghold of Popery, they were

pe of faith will be answered. The day will

come, when triumphant shouts of hallelujah the more necessary and desirable. Among

shall burst forth from angelic voices, prothe attendants were several Roman Catholics,

”: claiming to a renovated earth, “ The kingwhose patient and marked attention to the

doms of the world are become the kingdoms statements of the various lecturers, proved the interest felt by them on the subject.

rou of our Lord and of His Christ; and he shall

. It is hoped that every Association will be reign for ever and ever.” thus enabled to bring their friends and mem- A crowded meeting of the City Associabers more frequently together.

tion was held in the British Institution,

City Road, on Monday Evening, July 24th, Notice. The Marylebone Association will Joseph Crisp, Esq. of Liverpool, in the chair. hold a meeting (D.v.) on Tuesday, August Subject-The Popish and disloyal character 8th, at half-past 7 o'clock, in the Fitzroy of Puseyism. The speakers were. the Rev. School Rooms, 12, Grafton Street, Fitzroy Joseph Irons, and Messrs. Eades, A. V. Square. The subject for consideration will Allen, w. Allen, J. Scott, and J. Callow. be, “ The urgent necessity at the present There were upwards of 1000 persons present, time for Christian union, to oppose and and the most marked attention was paid to counteract the progress of Puseyism and the truly Protestant and stirring addresses Popery.

of the various speakers. Tower Hamlets. A large and highly res- The Sermon preached by the Rev. R. J. pectable Protestant meeting was held at the McGhee, in St. Luke's Church, old Street, Eastern Institution, Commercial Road, on for the City of London Operative Protestant the Evening of Tuesday, the 18th July. The Association, on Wednesday, July 5th, will Right Hon. the Earl of Glengall, Patron of be published by the Association early in the Association, in the chair, supported by August, and may be had of the Secretary, the Earl of Feversham, The Chisholm, &c. Mr. Allen, 120, Bunhill Row, or at 11, Proceedings having been commenced with Exeter Hall. prayer for the Divine blessing, the Chairman addressed the meeting; and after the annual

New PUBLICATIONS. report was read, the Rev. C. Day, the Earl The Protestant Association has just pubof Feversham, The Chisholm, Rev. Peter lished two very interesting and useful little Frazer, Rev. R. Barber, Rev. T. Cuffe, and volumes of their series. the Rector of Stepney, moved and seconded Thoughts on Popery, by the Rev. William resolutions in speeches of great power and Norris, D.D., late Pastor of a Church in interest.

Baltimore, U. S. A. Revised by Isaac It was gratifying to see two Peers of the Taylor, Esq. author of “ Natural History of Realm thus patronizing an Association Enthusiasm,” “ Ancient Christianity," &c. which has for its object the preservation &c. of that which, as men and Christians, as The second work is The Life of King mortal and yet immortal beings, we justly Edward VI. by the Rev. R. W. Dibdin, esteem too dear to be trifled with—too sacred A.M.

[ocr errors]

Published under

the direction of
THE PROTESTANT

ASSOCIATION,
At F. BAISLER'S

BU PROTESTANT DEPOSITORY 124, Oxford-street;

at 11, Exeter Hall; SIMPKIN, MARSHALL & Co.

And R. GROOMBRIDGE.

LONDON:
W. DAVY,]
Seven Shillings per Hundred, for Distribution.

(Gilbert-street.

[graphic]
[merged small][graphic][subsumed][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]

"If they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them."-Isaiah viii. 20.

No. 42.

SEPTEMBER, 1843.

VOL. IV.

A REMARKABLE TRIAL. half the Lord's Supper was taken away from

the laity, to whom the bread alone was adAs we are commanded by Scripture to “try ministered. In 1515, when I was making the spirits, whether they be of God,” in a great noise in the world, by the sale of order that we may “prove all things, and Indulgences, I received a considerable hold fast that which is good,” it has ap- shock for a time, through the exertions of peared desirable to some friends of Reve- the Protestant Reformers; but the Council lation, to re-print the minutes of a trial, the of Trent set me up again, and so I continue perusal of which may interest and benefit till the present time. our readers.

Court-Prisoner at the Bar, Antiquity is It having been stoutly maintained that against you; you are only a novelty. The men are to believe, on pain of eternal per- purest ages of the Church knew nothing of dition, what contradicts the evidence of their your pretensions; and, as you have mensenses, as well as the Saviour's express tioned Indulgences, I wish to ask another words—“Ye have the poor always with you, question. Do your manufacturers receive but Me ye have not always;” and it being payment for those Masses, which, they say, a matter of great importance that the sub- are offered up for the living and the dead? jects of the Great King should know how Answer-ïes; we have carried on for far they are justified in believing what Scrip- some centuries a very lucrative traffic in ture and common sense plainly declare, it that way, for we have Masses at all prices, has been deemed good and expedient to in proportion to the wealth of the deceased bring the MASS to trial in the Four Courts and the credulity of the living; and even so of ANTIQUITY, SCRIPTURE, REA. lately as the present year and the present SON and TRUTH. He was accordingly month, we adhere to the principle of “ No brought up, and examined before the bar of pay—no pater noster;" for when sermons ANTIQUITY, as follows:

were preached in recommendation of my Question—How old are you?

merchandize in this * city, half-a-crown, a Answer—I think I was born about the shilling, or at least, six-pence, was charged ninth century, or perhaps sooner, but I came for admission. to full maturity in the tenth, when bells were Court-Is this consistent with the free and baptized, and people began to pray with gracious principle of the Gospel: “ Freely Beads and Rosaries, containing 15 Pater ye have received, freely give ?Nosters and 150 Ave Marias. About this time

* Limerick, in the year 1837.

Answer-If it should even contradict the TEXTS FOR THE TIMES. Gospel, yet, the Church being infallible, we are bound to believe whatever she says.

No. 3. The Mass being condemned at the bar of “Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ANTIQUITY, and the sentence being appealed ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, from, the cause was next tried at the bar of where is the good way, and walk therein, SCRIPTURE: and upon this occasion. the and ye shall find rest for your souls.” twelve Apostles were requested to look at Jeremiah vi. 16. the prisoner, and to say if they recognized “ Obey my voice, and I will be your God, any thing at all in him like the Lord's Sup- and ye shall be my people; and walk ye, in per, instituted by their Divine Master. all the ways that I have commanded you, After looking at him for some time, they all that it may be well with you."-Jeremiah declared they could not perceive one feature vii. 23. of resemblance. They were then respect “Enter not into the path of the wicked, fully requested to answer the following and go not in the way of evil men.”—Proquestions:

verbs iv. 14. Did you fall down and worship the Bread “Watch thou in all things.”—2 Timothy and Wine when it came from the hands of iv. 5. the Great Redeemer?

“Lest by any means, as the serpent beAnswer-No; but agreeably with the in- guiled Eve through his subtlety, so your spired record, nothing of that idolatrous minds should be corrupted from the simkind of worship took place.

plicity which is in Christ.”—2 Cor. xi. 3. Did you leave any injunction for those “Thus saith the Lord God, thy Rewho should come after you, to carry the deemer, the Holy one of Israel, I am the Bread in procession, and compel persons to Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, fall down in the streets and worship it? which leadest thee by the way thou shouldst

No; this would be an abominable act of go.”—Isaiah xlviii. 17. oppression, and quite foreign to the institu- "Be strong and of a good courage; be tion of the Lord's Supper.

not afraid, neither be thou dismayed, for the Did the Saviour lead you to suppose, that Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou when giving the elements, he was at that goest.”—Joshua i. 9. time offering a real though unbloody sacri- “Thine ears shall hear a word behind thee fice?

saying, this is the way, walk ye in it—when No; but he commanded us, “ Do this in ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn remembrance of me, to shew forth his death. to the left.”—Isaiah xxx. 21.

Did he sanction the withholding the Cup “As many as are led by the spirit of God, from any of his true followers ?

+ they are the sons of God.”—Romans viii. No; he instructed our beloved brother 14. Paul to teach the Church of the Corinthians “ As ye have therefore received Christ the very reverse of this; and when some Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him.”—Colos. improper conduct needed to be corrected in ii. 6. that Church, no blame was attached to the “Rooted and built up in him, and stamembers for partaking of the Cup equally blished in the faith, as ye have been taught, with the Bread.

abounding therein with thanksgiving."When the trial had proceeded thus far, Colos. il. 7. the great Apostle of the Gentiles, St. Paul, If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, was requested to look at the prisoner, and happy are ye, for the spirit of glory and of say if he knew him, or what he thought of God resteth upon you."-1 Peter iv, 14. him. The holy Apostle replied, I know him well; for “the spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart THE INQUISITION IN ITALY. from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits," 1 Tim. iv. 1-that there shall be "à How long will it be before we have to read falling away, and that man of sin be revealed, of the Inquisition in ENGLAND ? the son of perdition;" so that “they should To the dark dungeons of the Inquisition, believe a lie, because they received not the what tales of horror and cruelty belong !love of the truth.” Here the evidence at Who is there that does not shudder at the the bar of Scripture was considered conclu- thought and recollection of them !-How sive against the prisoner.

many sighs and groans and piteous shrieks,

witnessed by the bare walls alone, have been (To be continued.)

uttered there!

How many children bereaved of their him from eternal woe, as not to quail or parents, have execrated this tribunal and its sink beneath them? darksome prison-house !-How many pa- We read of one, in inspired writing, who rents robbed of their children by the “ Fa- amidst less evil and danger fell away for a miliars” of the Inquisition, have been com- little moment, but was graciously restored. pelled to lament in unavailing sorrow their And we read of another of the same faith, unhappy lot, in being cast in a land where and of our own country, whose faithful and under the name and sanction of religion loving spirit was so appalled by approaching such cruel tyranny prevailed.

suffering, that his hand signed what his How often has domestic peace been bro- heart did not assent to; but who also ken and destroyed-families, which should graciously looked upon by Him, who himbe united, set at variance-and masters, self is “ touched with a feeling of our infirservants, wives, husbands, parents, children, mities"-turned repenting, and wrote his friends, by the approach of torture, from repentance with a pen of fire. which frail human nature shrinks, been But the bodily sufferings inflicted by the driven mutually to betray each other !--to Inquisition form only a part of the evil. It accuse where there was no guilt, and ruin is a malignant spot which pervades every where they ought to save!

part and spreads over the whole surface of Learning and bravery all fail here. The society, destroying its healthfulness, its ordinary ills of life, (albeit they can only energies, and its peace - a black cloud, truly and profitably be borne by the chris- whose adumbrations, as dark and pestilentian who is a humble and faithful follower tial they overshadow the country, keep out of the meek and lowly Jesus,) may yet be the light of heaven, and bear death and borne up against by a stern philosophy, and destruction on their wings. a high-toned moral principle ; brave men, Tyranny prevails, rendered more galling, and even cowards, may face death in the more dangerous to the people, but more battle-field, or unappalled by approaching secure to those who move the machinery, danger contend for victory on the pathless by its secresy. There are none who may ocean; but a slow-continued, protracted not be its victims; and when they have falstate of suffering and torture, quells the len, who knows how or why they fell? What mightiest resolution, and tames the boldest wonder that bad men oftentimes resort to spirit. With limbs, alternately set and dis- it ? What wonder that where it prevails located with bodies, subjected this moment under the auspices of Rome, an uniformity to extreme heat, the next to extreme cold of faith-which not conviction, but the fear or with bones, one by one racked and of torture induces should prevail ? What crushed upon the wheel—while now and wonder that suspicion, mistrust, should lend then a cessation from these frightful cruel- their influence to unhinge the framework of ties is made, only to restore strength to the society? exhausted sufferer, to give him time for con- But some will say, All this, if ever it was fessing what he does not know,-recanting done, is not done now, will not be done what he believes to be true,-or accusing again; if ever it was true, is not true now. those whom he loves and knows to be inno- Perhaps not; charity would bid us hope not, cent;-what wonder is it that the innocent but facts are stubborn things; we may be alhave accused themselves or their innocent re- lowed to differ. Certainly those who apprelatives of crimes they never committed, never hended no extension of Romish power, nor so much as thought of! Where is to be found any development of her anti-social and perthe mind and body so constituted, so united, fidious principles, have been sadly wrong; or constructed, that the health or sickness mistaken, no doubt, by believing things to of the one shall not affect the other? Where be as they charitably hoped they were. is the man, who suffering or apprehending The Inquisition is the child of Rome. but a small portion of the often-inflicted They owe much to one another. In her old tortures above alluded to, and but tenderly age, the mother would lean upon the daughtouched upon, threatened too perhaps with ter for that support received from her in death instead of liberty after his disclosures darker ages. -that so the secrets of the dark prison. We commend the following to the attenhouse might not be divulged,—where is to tion of our readers and the public. It will be found the man so nerved as to bear all we think tend to open the eyes of many ; with unshaken fortitude ?-to maintain col- and unless awed by the public opinion of the lectedness and self-possession ? — and so most enlightened states of Europe, what animated by a living faith in the Son of should save the Jews from suffering at AnGod, who gave himself a ransom to deliver cona a repetition of similar wrongs and evils

« ZurückWeiter »