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e A Swift, Johnson, Fox, a the Trinity, rejecting the Deity of for facinge half a Yard to eu'y of them two (
indeposed to the criticism of the Church Sacraments, p. 141, poyntes wth silu' tages, inge of eu’y of the same tene shillinges fower penc wee will and comaunde y
he Sunday School beyond in all resolving inte the Sixtenth day of Mai
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296 Smith, Author of Select Discourses, not a Socinian. (Oct.
I presume that no apology is neces. world.”—Idem, Sermon on 1 Cor. ii. 7, po sary for what I have advanced respect. 383, vol. II. Oxford edit. 1823. ing Mr. Raikes. He made himself a
“ He began with subverting (as far as in public man, and like other public him lay) the true and ancient doctrine of men, a Swift, a Johnson, a Fox, a
the Trinity, rejecting the Deity of the Se.
cond Person, and even the being of the Pitt, a Warburton, a Bentley, he must
Third."- Waterland's Doctrinal Use of the stand exposed to the criticism of the
Church Sacraments, p. 141, vol. VIII. ; Biographer ; else, what is to become
Van Mildert's edit. of the truth of History?
“Sabellianism, and Photinianism, and I should add, that Mr. Raikes never Socinianism, do in reality come at length established a Sunday School beyond into one-all resolving into Judaism ; for the limits of this town. How indeed the fundamental error of them all is, the could he do so, whose influence, more denying the Divine Sonship and personal or less, was confined to the place of divinity of Christ.”—Ibid. Judgment of Prihis residence. All he did was to make
mitive Churches, p. 231, vol. V. known the institution to those who
So far of the creed of Socinus. Now asked him ; this was all that gained let us hear Smith's. him the name, while the unobtrusive
“ When the Divinity united itself to huMr. Stock was left in the back-ground.
man nature in the person of our Saviour, Yours, &c. Arthur B. Evans, he then gave to mankind a pledge and earHead Master of the Cathedral School, best of what he would further do therein."
Disc. of Legal and Evangelical Righteous
ness, p. 368. Rivingtons, 1821. Mr. URBAN, Liverpool, Aug. 18.
“We are fully assured that God hath
this prementioned design upon lost men, IN Bowles's Life of Bp. Ken, vol. II. because here is one (viz. Christ) that paris an interesting paper, containing a takes every way of human nature, in whom list of the Non-juring Clergy and the Divinity magnifies itself, and carries Scholars. We cannot but read with through this world in human infirmities melancholy disposition the memorial and sufferings to eternal glory: a clear maof so much virtue. Amongst them I
nifestation to the world that God hath not found the name “Mr. John Worth
cast off human nature, but had a real mind ington, Fellow of Peterhouse." I was
to exalt and dignify it again." -Ibid. p. 372. anxious to know whether this person Upon the redemption Smith has was the author of the Preface to Smith's these remarks, Select Discourses, and of Select Dis- “Whereas every penitent sinner carries a courses, written by himself. This fact
sense of guilt upon his own conscience, is I have now ascertained. I referred apt to shrink with cold chill fears of offendfor information to Dyer's History of ed Majesty, and to dread the thoughts of Cambridge, which has some informa- violated justice; be is assured that Christ tion concerning the nonjurors; and, hath laid down his life, and thereby made amongst other observations, found the propitiation and atonement for sin ; that he
hath laid down his life for the redemption following (vol. II. p. 156),
of him; and so in Christ we have redemp“Smith's writings are not doctrinal ; but
tion through his blood, even the forgivehe appears to have been a Socinian, and
ness of sins.' Thus may the hearts of all very conversant and embued with the writ- penitents, troubled at first with a sense of ings of Plato."
their own guilt, be quieted, and fully estaThat he had read much of Plato, I blished in a living faith, and hope in an eteradmit; but the other part of the cri- nal goodness ; seeing how their sins are reticism is to be corrected. Smith cer
mitted through the blood of Jesus, who tainly was not a Socinian, at least
came to die for them and save them, and touching the articles of Christ's per
through his blood they may have free ac•
cess unto God."--ibid. pp. 372, 3. son and his death.
I doubt not but these words of the “ Socinus (says South) having denied Christ's divine nature, was resolved to cut
great, learned, and pious John Smith, him short both root and branch."-Serm.
will sufficiently clear his character on Rev. xxii. 16. vol. II. p. 419, Oxford
from the charge or suspicion of Sociedit. 1823.
nianism, so far as that doctrine con- The Socinians deny Christ to be pro
cerns itself with the person and na. perly a priest, or his death to have been a ture of our Lord, and the design and propitiatory oblation for the sins of the efficacy of his death and sufferings.
[OC Cor. 1. 3.
being of a
ed itself'p be our Sarian ledge and er er do there." cal Righten 21. hat God het pop last 2 rist that per
BITTEKLEY CHURCH, SUROPSHIRE.
sture, iarba f, and ATC an intire
God hath si ad a real -Ibid. p. 22
vords of the John Smith s character on of Soci octrine coson and 15 design and offerings. BSCRIBER.