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JOURNAL OF THE RELIGIOUS PRINCIPLES
AND SOLD BY
J. F. SHAW, SOUTHAMPTON ROW;
AND AT THE OFFICE OF THE
BRITISH REFORMATION SOCIETY, 8, EXETER HALL.
PROTEST A N T.
No. XIII.—JANUARY, 1846.
WE Mourn over the progress of the Romish Church in our country, and the growth of Popish principles among many who have subscribed to a Protestant creed. But what are we doing to arrest the one, and neutralize the other ?
It is most proper to support Societies for the exten. sion of the Gospel, directly and simply, at home and abroad. But the crisis at which we are arrived-the pretensions and disguises of Popery, in this country, in order to make proselytes--and the all but hopelessness of reaching Romanists except through meetings specially held for this end-render it necessary to enter on controversy, and carry it on in a meek, faithful, and holy spirit. Roman Catholics come to such meetings in great numbers, and often leave them the subjects of saving impressions. Protestants, who also attend, are thereby enlightened likewise, and while so many, and so subtle, exertions are made to lead them into apostacy, it is peculiarly necessary and important to let them know what Romanism is, in its standards, and books of devotion, that they may compare it with Romanism as it is potrtrayed among Protestants by Romish priests.
These meetings awaken an interest in the subjectVOL. II.