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believers or unbelievers in the grave ? There can be no distinction there. “They all go to one place,”. death comes alike to all.
2. If unbelievers are to be raised "no where," I ask how they can obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead? Can they, in the grave, “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ ?” Must you not upon
these premises relinquish a belief in the salvation of all men ?
3. If unbelievers are as perfectly dead as a grain of wheat, that is destitute of vegetable life, I ask, how can they make those preparations which, you say, “will have an effect in relation to their resurrection P”.
Are they not totally depraved, and as worthless as the brutal creation, or as plants and trees “destitute of vegetable life ?” If all men are the offspring of God, only as they are capable of receiving Christ in the resurrection, does not this capability constitute them worthy to obtain that world, &c. ? Can men be more the offspring of God at one time than at another? And will Christ ever possess one soul that he does not now possess ?
You next proceed to prove that faith is the gift of God, and at the same time the act of the creature ; and that it is our work to do God's work. You say, “I do not pretend that we can as of ourselves exercise faith ; but I do pretend that we can exercise faith, as well as do any other mental act.” Now if we cannot as of ourselves exercise faith, how can we make those necessary preparations for the future state? Can perfectly dead sinners “work the works of God po
You observe that "faith is the substance of things hoped for; the substance, as putting one in possession of Christ the immortal nature.”
Hence none possess immortality, but believers in Christ. Neither does this immortal natare exempt them from a temporary sleep, watil the first resurrection. You ask the question, “why are we commanded to lay up treasures in heaven ? Is it not because those treasures are incorruptible, and that the Lord Jesus Christ is an incorruptible nature ? Was Jesus Christ an incorruptible nature, when his body lay in the grave, and he had no spirit for you say that a spirit cannot exist without a body. You discard all treasures as totally worthless, that are not stamped with immortality. But how can dead beings lay up immortal treasures ? What are truth, justice, benevolence, love and mercy, but heavenly treasures ? We have this heaven in the soul, when we love God supremely, and our neighbors as ourselves. "In keeping thy command, there is a great reward." It appears evident to me, that all men possess those treasures in a greater or less degree; or else they are totally depraved ;--and that these treasures of the mind give thein a pre-eminence over the beasts, and capacitate them for receiving that world, &c.
Having expressed my views of the subject, and not wishing to engage in controversy, I shall dismiss the Yours in Christian fellowship,
For the Repository. MR. EDITOR,
We are much gratified to learn that Brs. Whitcomb and Wright have been engaged in promulgating the doctrine of Prince Immanuel in various parts of this state, during the past year, much to the gratification of their brethren and friends of like precious faith. The first named Brother has passed and preached several sabbaths at Newfane and its vicinity, but more recently at Danville and its vicinity. The last named, at St. Vol. VII.
Johnsbury and Waterford, besides visiting and preaching in various other places with good success.
They appear to be truly devoted and faithful laborers in the cause of Christ and his religion, and speak in high terms of praise of the treatment and hospitality of those brethren they have visited. We learn further that in those places where they have been called to proclaim good tidings, their meetings have been well attended, and many have given evidence of their gratification by being constrained to rise at the close of their meetings and speak of the goodnes of God, while tears of gratification would flow from their eyes in copious effusions. May they be richly blest in their laudable undertakings, and crowned with every grace necessary to qualify them for the great and good work in which they are mutually engaged. JOHN & PAUL.
Mr. F. a firm believer in Universal salvation, lived in the neighborhood of Mr. S. a Calvinist minister, (one of the milder sort, however,) who believed in the salvation of all infants, but strenuously advocated the importance of sending missionaries to preach the gospel among the heathens. Early one morning Mr. S. came to the house of Mr. F. and commenced some religious conversation, when Mr. F. asked the minister what he thought would be the future condition of the heathen if they should never hear the gospel in this life. To which Mr. S. replied, I think their condition would be like those who died in their infancy, I believe they would all be saved. This very satisfactory answer, Mr. F. treasured up in his memory. A few days after this, there was a . prayer meeting attended, when the minister and Mr. F.
Mr. S. read some missionary reports, prayed and sung. Then urged the importance of sending the gospel to the heathen, and ordered the contribution bos passed. When the box came to Mr. F. he gave a podl, signifying pass along. This surprised Mr. S. very much. He immediately accosted Mr. F. and asked him the reason why he did not bestow a
little something for the heathen as he usually had done before. To which Mr. F. replied, Sir, having obtained your opinion the other day, which was, that heathen would all be saved if they died in ignorance, and knowing that it was your opinion where people are enlightened that a great number will be samneil, I thought, Sir, I had better keep my NINE PENCES, and $0 have all the heathen save rather than send them by our missionaries to be the cause of rendering eternally miserable one half of them.
ORTHODOX STORIES VERSUS TRUTH.
"One lie maker way for another." The "National Philanthropist” recently published an account of a drunken man hanging himself with the Bell Rope of the Universalist Church, at Cambridge Port, (Mass.) The story of the bell rope, we knew to be a forgery, because we well knew, that Church bad no such appendage, unless the proprietors had purchased one to lay up against they should happen to obtain a bell. But next, some of the weaker friends of truth  in this town, saw fit to add that the drunken man was a Universalist. Thus, one lie gave birth to another. It however turns out, by an account from a Boston paper, that the whole narrative is a sheer fabrication. No such event having occurred in any Church or any place in Cambridge Port, nor vicinity. Tlius, is as usual where Orthodoxy even deigns to mention the term Universalist, she has contaminated it with falsehood. The story however, may have its moral; perhaps this fancied vagrant, seen stalking about the Universalist Meeting House, was the Orthodox Devil! Poor thing! We have long expected he would come to his end by a violent death; and we know no place more likely to afford him a halter to execute his purpose with, than a Universalist church. If he have committed suicide, we hope his friends, according to the good old laws of New England, will bury him where four roads meet, drive a stake through his body, and in addition to this, take proper measures to quiet bis manes, that his ghosť may not disturb them. For we do not think they have treated him very well of late. For, altho they believe that God has compromised with him, and yielded up to hiin irrecoverably, a certain part of the human race, they have recently manifested a strong desire to curtail the number, and of course his power, by taking from his Devilship all they can get.— Liberalist.
A Universalist was asked on his return home from hearing a Calvinist preach an evening lecture, “Why he went to hear a doctrine preached that he did not believe p” calmly answered, "The long celebrated and much esteemed Mr. Calvinist appears to be just gone in a consumption; and you know it is very common for neighbors just to call and see an old acquaintance a few minutes when he is dying."-U. Magazinė.
Mr. Brown, whose death we have noticed, has left many writings on different subjects, which will shortly be published.