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INDE X.

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ADDISON, Joseph, Esq. quotations

from Page 7,176
account from, of an infidel

in France - 15
pleasing death of - 50
prefers the Psalms to Pin-

dar and Horace 201
Adolphus, Gustavus, spent much time

in prayet • • - - 52
Adrian, address of, to his soul at death

280
Africa, inhabitants of - - 271
Aikins's favourable account of the Me.

'thodists - - - Addenda.
Alexander, Dr. Disney, conversion of,

from Deism - - - 65
Alfred, King; great diligence and de-

votion of - - .' 41,52
Allix, reflections of, on Scripture, re-

commended - - - 297
Alphonsus, King, read the bible four-

teen times over
Altamont, an infidel, affecting death of

21, 22
Anicrica, example of, on religious li-
berty - - - - 143

inhabitants of - 271
Anatomy, sketch of - · 318
Animals, amphibious, species of 317
Anonymous, author, quotations from,

Asia, inhabitants of - Page 272
Association, of clergymen, at Man-

c hester - - . - 324
Associations, of dissenting ministers, ib.
Atheism, books against - 177
Atheists have appeared in every age

274
Atheist, shocking death of an 99, 100
Augustine, for a devout spirit, noted

313, 314
Aukland, Lord, quotation from speech
of - -

- - 70
Authors, ascetic, devout but supersti-
tious - - - - 313

royal and noble, since the

conquest - - 314
Aylmer, Bishop, on the character of

women. - - - • 292

B.

gentleman, affecting death,

in despair, of an 22, 24
deist, conversion of an 35
gentleman, wickedness,
conversion and death of

36, 38
Antitheus, an infidel, unhappy death

of - - · 24, 26
Antiphanes, an ancient auhor, on a fu-

cure stare · - • 176
Apostacy, antichristian .. 129
Archdeacons, namber of - 72
Arguments, four main for the truth of

Scripture - - - 100
AtkiNoah's, contents of 191

Babylon, prophecies concerning, con-
c lusive -

- - 127
Bacon, Lord, thought of, on deism 62

some account of - 62
declaration of, on the

gospel - - 236
Bankrupts, seldom afterwards pay their

creditors - - - - 321
Baptism, office of, a hardship on the

Clergy - - 150, 155, 156
Barnes, Joshua, read his small bible

120 times over • - • 290
Bartholin, Dr. awakened to seek God

261
Barnard, Sir John, eminent fot devo-

tion - - - - - 2
Barruel, on Jacobinism - 319

on the French Clergy 222
Bath, Earl of, devoted his leisure to

prayer and the bible . - 243
Beauties, ot Scripture, whére found 256
Beattie, Dr.on the causes of infidelity

297
a fine quotation from 298

pose. Honestly, therefore, did Archbishop TilLOTSÖN declare to him, “ The account given of Athanasius's creed seems to me in no wise satisfactory. I wish we were well rid of it.” And so do I too, for the credit of our common Christianity. It has been a mill-stone about the neck of many thousands of worthy men. To be sure, declarations like these descended out of the bottomless pit, to disgrace the subscribing Clergy, to render ridiculous the doctrines of the Gospel, 10 impel the world into infidelity, and to damn the souls of those, who, for the sake of filthy lucre, set their hands to what they do not honestly believe. The truth is, though I do believe the doctrine of the Trinity, as revealed in the Scripture; yet I am not prepared, openly, and explicitly, to send to the devil, under my solemn subscription, every one who cannot embrace the Athanasian illustration of it. In this thing the LORD pardon his servant for subscribing in time past. Assuredly I will do so no more. Those who can do it are extremely welcome to the best bishoprics and livings in the kingdom. I should like to retain what I have already gotten, but not upon the conditions required. As an honest man, and a man under expectations of salvation, I must renounce my present situation, and the little emoluments which arise therefrom. There is no other alternative*.

“ But you are acting a part extremely imprudent, on account of your family."

True; but then I am obeying the dictates of conscience, and, of course the commands of Cod. And you know where it is written:-By faith ABRAHAM, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a

* I have for some years made myself tolerably easy under the damnatory clauses of the Athanasian creed, by omitting to read it at the times appointed. But, to an upright mind, this is not per. fectly satisfactory; because we solemnly declare and subscribe our names before the Bishop, that we will conform to the Liturgy of the Church of England as by law established. Now every time we omit to read the said creed, or any other part of the service of the church, when appointed by law to be read, we are guilty of a breach of engagement. So that, whether we read the creed in question, or neglect to read it, we are culpable, if we do not ex animo approve of it.

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strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and JACOB, the heirs with him of the same promise: for he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of PHARAOH's daughter; choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a serison; esteeming the REPROACH of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward*.

“ You are already in the Church, and have got over the business of Subscription. You may continue, therefore, in your present station without being called upon to repeat the same painful ceremony."

I have many years been determined never to subscribe again, agreeably to the requirement of the 36th Canon, whalever offers of preferment might be made me. But, when I reflect seriously and closely upon the subject, this does not satisfy me. I cannot help considering my holding a church, and complying with all its rites and ceremonies, as a silent acquiescence in, and a tacit approbation of, all the unevangelical traits of the Church of England as by law established. While such is my situation, I certainly constitute a part of the grand system of the antichristian apostacy, which, as I understand the prophetic scriptures, is, in due time, to undergo a total subvérsion.

“ You are quitting a situation of uncommon usefulness."

Granted: With my views, however, I cannot honourably and safely do otherwise. I believe, and fear, and tremble at,

* I do not recollect reading or hearing of any instance so like unto this of Moses as that of the Marquis of Vico in Italy, who died A.D. 1592, at the age of 74. When he was come to years, and the knowledge of Jesus CHRIST, he refused to be called the son and heir to a Marquis, a cup-bearer to an Emperor, nephew to a Pope, and chose rather to suffer affliction, persecution, banishment, loss of lands, livings, wife, children, honours, and preferments, than to enjoy the sinful pleasures of Italy for a season; esteeming the reproach of CHRIST greater riches than all the honours of the most brilliant coynections, and all the enjoyments of the most ample fortune; for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.

See his Life at large, written by Mr. SAMUEL CLARK, which is extremely well worth the attention of every inan, who is in any respect a sufferer for the sake of a good conscience,

the Word of the Most High. Besides, God can do as well without my labours as with them. And if he should think proper, by this step to cast me quite aside, as a broken vessel no longer of use, I will endeavour to acquiesce in the Divine determination.

“God doth not need
Either man's work or his own gifts; who best
Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best: his state
Is kingly; thousands at his bidding speed
And post o'er land and ocean without rest;
They also serve, who only stand and wait.”

If the Church of England retains much of the spirit, and some of the superstitions of the Church of Rome*, what is a conscientious man to do, and how is he to act, under such a persuasion? Let any person weigh thoroughly the meaning of the following declarations, and then let him say in what manner I ought to act :- And the third Angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the Beast and his IMAGE, and receive his MARK in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the LAMB; and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the BEAST and his image, and whosoever receiveth the MARK of kis namet. Rev. xiv. 9-11. · * The late Lord CHATHAM, in a celebrated speech, which he made in the house of Lords, in favour of the Dissenters, said, .“ We haye a Popish liturgy, a Calvinistic creed, and an Arminian clergy."

+ Dri DODDRIDGE observes on this paragraph of scripture, “ When I seriously reflect on this text, and how directly the force of it lies against those, who, contrary to the light of their consciences, continue in the cominunion of the Church of Rome, for secular advantage, or to avoid the terror of persecution, it almost makes me tremble; and I heartily wish, that all others, who connive at those things in the discipline and worsbip of Protestant churches, which they in their consciences think to be sinful remains of Popish superstition and corruption, would seriously attend to this passage, which is one of the most dreadful in the whole book of God, and weigh its awful contents, that they may keep at the greatest possible

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