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serve the impression which the present severe visitation of God has generally made upon the minds of the Jews here, I have found that their superstition and fanaticism has increased in a high degree. They show now, indeed, a more than usual zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. The fanatic Jews have begun to persecute those who wear the German costume, and have repeatedly inflicted personal violence upon them. A respectable baptized Jew was also recently much ill-used by some of his brethren, on account of his being seen to smoke on the Jewish Sabbath."
The reports from another missionary station (in Germany,) present a no less lamentable picture :
" It is written, when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness ;' but, generally speaking, the very contrary of this appears to have been the case under the present visitation. They have gone from one extreme to another; from being terrified, and induced to abstain from every thing calculated to encourage the complaint, they have become more hardened, and have done as if they wished to set it at defiance. This was the more remarkable, from the deadly character it had assumed at some places. But this seemed only to induce a spirit of levity and carelessness. We had many painful opportunities of seeing how deeply and widely infidelity has struck its poisonous roots in these parts. It is therefore to be feared that this rod will only be suspended for a season, to be inflicted again, perhaps, even more severely. Infidel Jews vie with infidel Christians; in fashionable opinions and prac
tices they do not like to be behind their Christian neighbours."
Accounts like these are calculated to stir us up to more earnest prayer, that the Lord may speedily accomplish his promise, to pour on the children of Abraham the spirit of grace and of supplication, that they may look upon Him whom they have pierced
It has pleased the Almighty to continue his preserving mercies to all of our missionary brethren thus surrounded by pestilence and death, so that it has not been permitted to enter their dwellings.
Extract from the Journal of a Missionary. “ A Jew said to me, I shall be always very glad to see you at my house, whenever your time will permit, but let me beg of you, never to speak again to Mrs H. on the subject of religion, nor to read to her from the New Testament; for I can assure you, since you have been at my house last, when you read to her the Sermon on the Mount, she has scarcely left off speaking about it, and frequently begged me to buy her a New Testament. He then left me, begging me not to walk with or to speak to him in the street, for fear of being seen by any Jew."
“ Blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved."-Rom. xi. 25.
POOR outcast of Israel, we mourn thy sad fall,
tomb, And the sweet rose of Sharon in Judah shall bloom.
Poor outcast of Israel, we long to embrace
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