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dangerous concession-a concession of the very points which chiefly render' Protestanism worth contending for? Shall we be blamed if we aim our cry of “No Popery,” not at avowed Papists, but professed Protestants ; and if we are less anxious to exclude the former from a participation of our civil franchises, than we are to guard our own hearts, and those of our readers, from the destructive influence of their religious errors ?
But, in the second place, there are not a few Protestants, who, in avoiding the errors just mentioned, have run into an opposite extreme, no less blameable and dangerous. The Antinomian heresy appears to us to be as much at variance with true Protestanism as the spirit of Popery itself. Its leading doctrines are, the eternal justification and imputed sanctification of redeemed sinners. The only evidence required to entitle a man to regard himself as a member of this privileged' body, is the persuasion that he belongs to it; and this persuasion is made the substitute for that “ faith which worketh by lov
love” and holy obedience. Conformably to these views, the believer is set free from the obligations of the Moral Law as a rule of life : even repentance is no longer a duty ; sanctification is no longer a progressive but a finished work; and the Holy Spirit ceases to be the Author of conversion, or even to be a Party to the Covenant of Grace.
Such is the Antinomianism of the present day. Its perversions of scriptural truth are so monstrous that it would be a flagrant dereliction of our duty not to watch their development, and not to endeavour, to the best of our feeble powers, to expose their tendency, and to arrest their progress.
But while we feel it to be incumbent on us strenuously to contend against the opposite errors to which we have briefly adverted, we are anxious to be enabled to conduct every controversy in which we may be engaged, in a spirit of kindness and moderation, of truth and love. The wrath of man, we are well assured, worketh not the righteousness of God.
And we would impress it upon our own minds, as well as on those of our readers, that “ there will come a time when three words uttered with charity and meekness shall receive a far more blessed reward than three thousand volumes written with disdainful sharpness of wit."*
RELIG. Com.Some Account of
Works; Oxford ; Cambridge ;
London Christenings and Bu-
rials ; Plundering
NewClock; Printing Machine ;
Family Sermon, on 1 Tim. i. 15 11 India : Hindoo College; College
Reply to Letter of "A Scotchwo- REL. INTEL.Brit. and For.Bible
man" in Number for Nov. last 20 Society-Russia ; Prince Gal.
of Newton and Locke
25 Watson's Defence of Methodist
the Brit. and For. Bible Society ih. PUB. AFF.--Foreign lotelligence-
27 Regent's Speech; Attack on
Regent; Report of SecretCom-
ib. mittees on Treasonable Prac-
tices; Remedial Measures ; Ar-
respondent; Trade to India, &c. 53
States : President's Speech ;
On the Indecorous Mode of say.
On Meaning of the Word Map tup 83 Strictures on O’Callaghan's At-
Wesley,andAnecdote of himself ib. Inquiry respecting the Author of
Facts respecting the Jesuits ib. Rev.0F- The Gospels and Acts of
Apostles in Hebrew, by London
nette; Translation of an Italian
and Attributes of God (concl.) ib.
vey of the Reformation, &c. . 92
Church Missionary Society · . 200 On Ephes. ii. 8. .
Talleyrand--China-- Treat- On the Doctrine and Discipline
202 LIT. INTEL.-Great Britain : New
of Christ in this Country 213 Java : Hiodu Sculpture
Christians are to renounce . 217 Relig. IXTEL.–Books printed at
Queries respecting appropriate Prayer-book and Homily Socie-
ty : Anniversary; Report . . ib.
On reading Works of Imagination 227 British and Foreigo Bible Socie-
Candidus, on Novel-reading 230 Appeal; Want of Churches,
Petition of Oneida Indians to the
Distresses in Italy, Switzerland,
işh Christians in Russia ; Em-
Mr. Bickersteth's Journal 272 Remarks on a Passage in British
reign Bible Society : Apviver- Relig.Com.-Lise or Rev.N.Ferrar 481
venteenth Anniversary, &c. 404 Family Sermon, on 2Cor. vi, 17,18 497
RELIG.COM.--Brief Memoir of the
Support of the Bible Society ib.
Remarks on Antinomianism 413 Chinney Sweeping: House of
Society: Bickersteth's Journey 543
in Mant's Family Bible 423 Russ. Bible Society-Fourth An-
niversary; Progress of Institut. 519
Miscel.-Oninfluence of the Liter-
Fortress of Hattrass, &c. 550
Distressed State of the Parish of
Owen's Plan for the Extinction
Rev. OF-Mackenzie's Life and
Religion, translated by Allen ib. tives to Christian Duty 561
LIT. INTEL.-Great Britain : New-
Habits of Business pot inconsis-
467 On Novel-reading, in Reply to
Orkneys; Dr. Gregory on Republication of Crisp's Sermons 577
of Dr.C.Buchanan (continued) 579
stored; Improvements in Peters-
Finance, Public Credit; Ha-
burgh; Incombustible Varnish 611
beas Corpus Suspension Act;'
List of New Publications . ib.
Poor Laws; Slave Trade ib. RELIG.INTEL -LondonSociety for
480 Conversion of Jews ; Report 613