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Samuul Clarke, D.D., Rector of St. James's, Westminster:

SAMUAL CLARKE was born ties of bis station with zeal 1675 at Norwich, bis fá. and devotion. Sir Isaac ther being Alderman of that Nepton held bio in high city. Educated at the Free

to School, he soon went to translate into Latin his Treator Caius College, Cambridge, ise on Optics, and giviog Here he became very stadi. bim five bondred pounds by ous, applying bimself to way of approbation. Ho theology and natural pbi. also introduced bin to losophy. In 1699 he pab- Queen Anne, who bestowed lished 'Practical Essays on apon him the Rectory of Baptism, Confirmation, and

St. James's, Westminster. Repentance, aodio 1701, his He engaged in a controver. Paraphrase of the Four Gos- sy ọp the Trinity, and de. pels, both of which obtained fended Arianism with great bion much applause. to ability. He died suddenly 1704 he delivered his Lec- 1720, in the zenith of his tures on the' Being and Aitri- repätation and osefolness. buies of God, and also on the. He was aniversally admired Evidences of Natural and Re- T for bis amiablo qualities, vedled Religion, of which Dr. whilst the warmest tributes Hoadly remarks, that, "in were paid to his uprivalled thểm he baslaid the four- talents, fervid benevolence, dation of true religion too and ardent picty. It is said deep and strong to be sha- ibat, could he have saba keb, either by the supersti. scribed to the Articles a 80tiori of some, or the infide. cond time, he would bavo Jity of others.”. It is, indeod, been raised to the beoch; for, a standard work, ayd the best assuredly, he was one of the of the kind in the Englisblan. greatest ornaments of tho guage. He now became Church of Eogland.- Evans's Rector of St. Beooet's, Sequel to the Sketch. London, dischargiog the du.

Christian Zeal. Zeal cannot be a Chris. those that oppose themselves; tian virtue, untess employ. And he advises all Christie ed.in, scarobing after tratb, ans to let their MODERATION and the practice of right, be known unto all men. Such. which is its true and proper moderation was not to con. object. Nor is ibis suffici. sist in a lukon armoess or ent; for thoogh zeal cannot indifferency for religion, or possibly be excessive in its for the great and weightier degree, if: Axed on a good matters of the law'; but St. object, set, if caro be pot Paul, by moderation, means taken, it may casily dege. that meekness, calmoess, nerate into á false and un- and equitable spirit which cbristian zeat. Wrath and

well agrees with, and usual. berceness, contentiousness ly accompanies, the big best and animosity, violence and possible zea! for trath and hatred, are vicious and 10- virige. Nothing makes zeal godly practices, whether properly a Christian virtao, the object of a man's zeal but when the end or inten. be good or bad. St. Paul tion to which it is ultimate. was not only faulty for per- ly, directed does tend to, sectiting the Christians, and is for the honour and wben bimself a Jero, bat be glory of God. I mean not would bave continued equal. by God's honour and glory, Jy 80, bad he persecuted any thiog imaginary or eq. the Jews when he became a thusiastic, wbich often toros Christian. When the dis- religious zeal into the worst ciptes would have called and most pernicious vices, for fire from heaven upon bat only the establishment the Samaritans, our Savi- of God's kingdom of righteour' rebuked them, saying, ousness here, in trutb, and Ye know not what spirit ye are peace, and charity, in order of. Aod St. Paul directs, to the salvation of men's that the servant of the Lord. sools hereafter, in bis etermust not strive, but be gentle dal kingdom and glory; and, unto all men, apt to teach, pa- if we remember the end,we shall tient, in meekness instructing never do amiss. -Dr, Claryse,

Renunciation of Trinitarian Communion and Worship. The following is an ex. wbich we bave sabjoined tract from a Letter addres. some Remarks that accom. sed to one of the Pastors of panied it on the Religions the Baptist church meetiog Worship of Christ. The in Lell Bazar, Calcutta, to

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time under the instructions we caqpot, at least to thio : of the Missioparies at Se- instance, blame them for rampore with a view to the their intolerance. And sarea mipistry, and was subae. ly this is the most Christian quently employed by them as well as the most digoifiin the saperintendence of i ed course that can be pore, one of their oot-stations, sued. Every man, agd, e. Even then be bąd strong very member of: a Churgh doubts respecting the truth is responsible oply to God, of these doctrines wbicb be for the opinions, which ho bad been tagght, and em: bolds, and if they are mate. ployed to teach ; and having rially different from those since engaged in some se- held by the majority, ho polar business he has pab- will patarally of his owo aplicly professed his belief jo: cord attach bimself to those the doctrines of Unitaraja Cbristians with whom be: Christianity.

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Forsible excom The ministers and men, mooication, which has on. bers of the Christian Socir, some occasions been prag. i ety to wbich be belonged tised opąceount of a mere; have not shown any anxiety, difference of belief witbout: to recall þim from the paths any ground for impeaching of error into which be bas the moral conduct, is opstrayed ; por, as far as

posed to the example of the þave learped, bave they fol. apostles, is an arrogant as.. lowed him with any of those somption of the authority Pumas

&aoddenoncia of Obrist, and is atterly sabo which are so usual in versive of the great priacia sucb casses. If we cannot ples of religioos freedom and praise them for their zeal,

of Protestant Dissept.-Ed. To the Rev. Dr. C, Serampare, My dear Sir,

I deem every poiot copaese, You, well know that Ited

with a Christian have been a member of the churcb) and also to impress Chorch meeting in Loll Ba- apoą others the reasons for zar, and you are also aware his conduct that they may that for a considerable time i koow it to have no fognda. past I have refraiped from tionio wbim, caprice, or iņo communion,

difference, I beg leave to acm As it is satisfactory to qaaint you that my motiva every man to give reasons for declining communion for his conduct in any im. with the Church meeting in portant particular (apd such Loll Bazar of which I way

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sl. Remarks on the Religious Worship of Christ. Io arguing upon any point

“This”, says Dr. Macknight or doctrine of Obristianity,

in bis note on the passage, the Scriptures alone, especi. "oor Lord did 'often daring ally those of the New Testa. his mioistry on earth whea pent, are to be appealed to. he joined his brethren ibe I would therefore shew from Jews in the synagogae mora the latter that ibe religious' ship! If then the blessed worship of Jesus is incor- Jesus bimself worshipped sistent with Christianity. (Job xx. 17) his God and

- 1: If we may learn from oor God, his Father and our his own example, he invaria- Father, I bambly presume bly worshipped tbat God in- that the worship of him is spirit and ió truth whom not agreeable to bis will, or å bo' describes (Joho iv. 24.) course of conduct which'w os being a spirit;" where. bave any ap hority from him as of himself he says (Loke to adopt. xxiv. 39.) á spirit bath 2:2. The same we may leara pot Hesh and bones as ye. from his instructions. He see me bave.” He not only tells us (Matt. vi, 9) “ After worshipped him thas in this manner, therefore pray scenes of retirement, as is gè, Our Father "wbich act admitted by all, but also in heaven;" (vil. 11) "If with his contemporaries in ye then being evil'know public, it being said of how to give good gifts boto him by David (Ps. xxii.) your children, how macha in the spirit of prophecy, more shall your father which and applied to bimby Paul is in hcaven give good thing's (Heb. ii. 12), “I will declare to' them that ask him ;" thy pame apto my brethren; (vi. 6.) " W ben' thou hast in the midst of the chorcb shot thy door,' pray to thy Vil I sing praise onto thee, Father which is in pecret!

And in onison with his in. Acts of the apostles iv. 24. siractions was his owo con- “ Aod they lifted up their dact. (Jobn xi. 41) Jesos

voice to God with one aco' lifted op his eyes and said, cord and said, Lord, Thou art Father, I thank theo that God, who bast made heaven) thou bast heard me;" and " and earth, who by the mouth (Johd xvii. 1.) “ Then Jesos of thy servant David hasti lifted 'ap bis eyes to beaven said, Why did the heathea and said, Father the hoor is rage and the people imagiuo: come, glorify thy son, &c." vaid things? The kings of the

Lest'an's should say eartb stood up and therulers bat the Father alone is were gathered togetber an pot God, but that the Father,' gaiost the Lord and against Son, and Holy Ghost are

his Christ. For of a trathaal one God, to whom worsbip gainithy holy child Jesus whom may be offered, I may bere

thou bast anointed!' &c. remark that in the very

Paul says Eph i. 15. "I prayer in Jobo xvii, 1. from cease not to give tbanks for #bich the above passage is

you waking mention of you quoted, and which as may in my prayers that the God of be observed is addressed to

our Lord Jesus Christ, the ibe Fatber, Jesos says,

Father of glory, may give * This is Eterpal Life to

unto you the Spirit and know thee the only true God.

wisdom” &c. Next to the authority of

Coloss: i. 3“We give' Jesus in the doctrines and

thanks to God and the Father doties of Christianity is the

of oor Lord Jesus Christ, anthority of his successors,

praying always for

you the apostles, in the work of

since we heard of your faith enlightening and converting

in Christ Jesus!!. maokiod. On the subject

2. The same we learn Therefore of the Scriptoral

from their iostractions. Row, object of worsbip, and whe- xv. 30. “Now I beseech ther Jegos be that object,

you, brethren, for the Lord we must also attend to

Jesus Christ's sake, that yo their example and iostrac

strive togetherin your pray. tions, both of which as they

ers to God for me." Tend'to establish that the

Eph v. 20. “Giving thanks Pather is the only object of

always for all things onto worship, shew at the same

God and the Father in the time, ibat it is poi offered

name of our Lord Jesus consistently to Jesus.

Cbrist." 1. This we may learn

1. Pet ii, 5. "Ye as lively from their example in the

stones are built ap a spiri..

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