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Complaints from without,
217, 265, 289, 312, 467, 518
18, 113, 212, 335, 400, 52:
Death of Christ,
Fall's School, Bishop P. S.,
217, 265, 289, 342, 467, 518
HEXLEY's Appeal, Elder,
IMMERSION—Calvin's testimony in favor of,
Love of God unchangeable,
MANUAL Labor System of Education,
190, 358, 418, 460, 497, 538
475, 527, 558
192, 324, 432, 527,572
72, 253, 412
SAVANNAH River Association,
We now commence the twentieth volume of our editorial labors.Through the kind providence of our heavenly Father, not one month in so many years has passed without our regular issue of a new mis. sionary. At the close of the present volume we shall have issued more than a million of monthly numbers. These, of course, have done, and are doing, something in the great moral change which is incessantly going forward in this community. This, however, is but a single item in our editorial labors,
And when we think of the sermons that are preached—the discussions that are in progress--the tracts that are issued, and the volumes that are circulated on the great subjects of religion and morality, wo are no little astonished at the labors, and means, and instrumentalities that are requisite to the demands of society in this great moral regeneration now advancing with every pulse of life in every part of the civilized world.
The human mind seems to need the incessant stimulus of new ideas, of thought, and motive 10 raise it above the ordinary level of mere animal enjoyment. Man is naturally indolent, and requires some impulse from without to rouse him into action. His appetites and passions will sometimes do this; but the range of their activities is very limitted compared with that of his intellectual and moral powers. The Press, together with the facile and abundant means of social intercourse, keep the energies of all employed, who have either a mind to perceive, or a heart to feel the important duties of human life and the high destiny to which man is born under the reign of the Messiah.
The constant developments of the Periodical Literary, and Religious Press, when well conducted, minister continuous edification and comfort to the intelligent, and exert a powerful and happy influence in the formation of human character, and in elevating the standard of public taste and moral excellence.
If there be any one subject more than another the peculiar burthen of this age, it is the subject of Education in its various departments, and in all the ways and means of its advancement. The civilized world is just awaking to this subject. It is about commencing one grand crusade against ignorance and vice-against irreligion and profanity. It is now a demonstrated proposition that the only effectual preventive of atheism, anarchy, and misrule, is a rational and moral education. Morals neglected, and intellectual development is a public calamity.
If, then, the volume for the year 1842 be distinguished by any one subject more than another, it is intended that it shall be for its devotion to the subject of Education, domestic, scholastic, and ecclesiastic.
Next to this is the subject of clesiastic Organization. Within the whole precincts of the progressive reformation of this age, there is nothing more at fault than the whole affair of church organization. We have the words 'co-operation,' 'organization,' and 'order' in con stant employment; but who has evinced a practical understanding of thom in reference to the public interests of a great community! The calls upon us for a full investigation of this subject are imperious as well as numerous.
It must have its full share of our attention in the present volume.
The signs of the times are also more and more imposing. That wo are approaching some great crisis in human affairs is daily becoming more and more the persuasion of many intelligent and devout professors. These, of course, together with disquisitions on Prophecy, will still command portion of our attention. But the past is the best pledge we can give for the future. We annually learn to promise less, and daily study the philosophy of doing, rather than of saying what we intend to do.