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The « death” spoken of in Scriptures very form of prayer which be lias himself says the apostle to living men, "You is, we can set 100 commanded and taught us to employ, wbar, hath he quickened who were dead 10 lag, with the be

the fall; for, says the same inspired up the health-wat- se 52 Review of Butler's Sermon on Christian Liberia lous and even beretical apophthegm, tion which ought to be of his master, Erasmus: « ubicun- “ Wbat is the ground fo que pura mens est, ibi Deus est;" and frequent accusation also the high coromendation be- against me as a preacher in stowed, at p. 119, on a quotation in lical ?" Had we been tol which Erasmus contends for the die these “loud and frequent ad vine inspiration of some of the clas were brought, we could b sical writings, “ cum illa scriberent replied to the query. le is numen aliquod bonum agitaverit;" for instance, that the -as well as a note extracted froin followers of Mr. Huntingto that distinguished writer, Jeremy use this language to all whe Taylor (whose quiver, we regret to insist on the regulation of the say, occasionally furnishes an arrow and life by the precepts of Scri 10 a bad cause), in defence of dice, Real churchmanship, in-like ma &c. horse-racing, cock-fighting, the might possibly bring down the fight of quails and partridges, bull- mendous imputation of not eva baiting, &c.-on ali which we had lical” from some classes of bigoted projected some remarks. After the senters. Not evangelical" also m quotation from Bishop Taylor; to be the title by which a good stiff pap which we have alluded, we entirely might designate a sound protestan lose sight of Dr. Butler ; for, leaping But if the author desires to know into a sort of classical car, constructs why we should a little question bis ed of an infinity of hard names, pretensions to it, we shall endeavour, Greek and Latin, cut short, for the very faithfully, to give the reasons. confusion of us unlettered readers, The author refers to his own sermons he disappears in a cloud, with Ca as evidence of the fairness of his saubon. Animadv. in Athenæum, and claim to this title; and as that beValcken. ad Theocr. Idyll." (p.129.) fore us evidently contains a pretty We trust that he was found, or full developement of his priociples, picked up, after his flight, at Shrews- and probably not an unfavourable bury.

specimen of his manner, we shall There is, however, one passage in satisfy ourselves with the induction this publication which we have of particulars which it supplies. Our thought it right to reserve for a more readers, we trust, will excuse our extended comment. It occurs at p. louching briefly on some points to 92, and is as follows:

which we have before adverted. " In the sermons which I myself preach,

In the first place, then, we should and read, and hear, there is always an ex complain that this sermon displayed press mention of the name of our Holy Re a very inaccurate statement of some deemer, or a reference to his Gospel, for the of the fundamental doctrines of Chrise in the end on purpose of illustrating some doctrine, or en- tianity. When he speaks of the forcing some practical Jury, or confirming fall, for instance, merely as producthe deduction of reuson from the attributes tive of " death and multiplied some and works of God. When, therefore, the rosts," we should say that the catarecily to the authority of Holy Writ, by the by the almost endless list of morat preachers of the Established Church, when questions purely scriptural are often discussed evils by which society is scourged. by them, when every discourse is preceded Jesus is reverentially introduced, and by that merely the death of the body;

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dwelleth no good thing." In like awaits the Christian, to which those manner, we should complain that the “ divinely inspired” Greek and Rostatement of the author is no less de man sages were not exposed. fective upon the doctrine of the But to speak more seriously, we Divine Agency. But on this point, think well of Dr. Butler's solicitude as well as the former, we have ale to obtain the name of evangelical. ready sufficiently enlarged. Now It is, we conceive, an honourable the creed of the author thus either title; and we shall be sincerely glad opposing or falling short of Scrip- to attend him to this font, and to see ture, upon two points of paramount him baptized with this baptism. If, importance, could it be a matter of therefore, he will do us the favour of surprise if persons who profess to listening to us for a few moments, we adhere closely to the Bible, should will lell him the measures by wbich refuse to associate the epithet of he may infallibly obtain the name. “ evangelical", with the name of Let him begin by giving his most Dr. Butler

serious attention to the whole of the If we proceed from the investiga- New Testament; not only to the Gotion of his creed to that of his scale spels, but to those of the Epistles of religious and moral practice, as of the companions and followers of exhibited in this settaon, we think Christ which he appears so completely that we should still be equally justi- to have overlooked in his discussion fied in refusing him the title of of the Christian character. Let him, evangelical. That cannot be an with earnest prayer to God, study, evangelical standard of practice in these several works, the Christian which differs from the model exbi- creed and practice. Let him endeabited to us in the conduct of Christ vour to seize upon the prominent himself, or from the rules which he ideas exhibited by our Saviour and laid down for the conduct of others. his apostles; upon the master feelings But such is the staudard of the which employed the affections and author. He neither inculcates the prompted the conduct of the early devotion by which our Lord was so Christians. Let him' satisfy himself, strikingly characterized, nor even as the serious inquirer will, we think, tolerates the self-denial which Christ always do, that the leading topics so continually enjoins. Dr. Butler's there are the redemption of a lost Christian, for what we can see, world by the blood of Christ, and the might be sensual, self-indulgent, sanctification of a corrupt nature by worldly, a “ Jover of pleasure ;" his Holy Spirit; that every thing else whilst the evangelical Christian must serves as a sort of scaffolding for these, be spiritual, must “ take up his is framed and fitted so as to display cross,” must " not be conformed to them in their proper symmetry, and ibis world,” must be a " lover of in their strongest point of vision, God.” What, then, becomes of the Having satisfied himself of the paDoctor's complaints at any negation ramount importance of these docof his title? 'The very papers and trines, he will feel that a Christian wilnesses by which he endeavours minister must make them the keyto substantiate his claim bear testi- stone of his whole spiritual erection. mony against him. His own sernions. These doctrines he must preach, he like some other men's swords and must make plain to the understandpistols, are the instruments of his ing, he must press upon the conruin. In our critic's eye, we can see science, he must carry home lo the bim sit, like another Cato, with the hearts and affections of his hearers. falal roll before him. But before he At this point he will perhaps think again pronounces the fatal " it must it worth while 10 slop, and to ask himbe so," " I must sign the death-war self, whether the evangelist, the dele. rant of my theological reputation by gated herald of these iruths, has leipublishing another sermon,” let him sure, especially in addition to the remember that an awful felo de se occupation of a school, to be the la.

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borious editor of a Greek tragedian ? ruined city, and bore them, as such, He may then, perhaps, be tempted from its flaming walls. Imitating to substitute Paul for Æschylus, this model (since these must be his and for the “ Prometheus vinctus” models), let him rejoice to lose all, if the deliverance of man. Let him he may but “ win Christ, and be learn that the Christian minister is found in him." Let him thos act to “ give himself wholly to these and then, if he do not gain the title things,"—to be “ instant in season, of an evangelical minister, he will, and out of season,"-10 preach as a at least, have this satisfaction, that dying man to dying men,- to keep he deserres it. After this transfor? back no part of the “ whole counsel mation, whatever others may do, we of God,"—to " spend and be spent" at least shall rejoice to hail him in in the service of his crucified Master : his new character, and bind a better —and under this impression let him wreath than that of the Capitol, or preach the plain, practical, awaken- even of the senate-house, around ing truths of the Gospel ; let him in- his brows. stitute schools, visit the poor, with Before we conclude our review, it draw himself from all occupations may be necessary to apologize for which may divert him from these the severity of the terms in which objects, abandon all amusements we have thought it right to pass our which are calculated to desecrate judgment opon the sermon before him in the eyes of his hearers, to Considering, however, both its divest him of any of the sanctity matter and its manner, we did not which awes the bad, the serionsness see how we could avoid the plain which convinces the wise, the spiri- dealing we have used. The refinetuality of mind which, like a sort of ment of the age, indeed, has done sacred radiance, at once discovers the much for the manners of controvermessenger of Heaven. Let him carry sialists. Of late the assailants, even down this zeal and sanctily even into of the evangelical body, bave carthe common walks of life; there also ried their attacks under a “ warning the unruly, comforting masked battery. They have struck the feble minded, supporting the (it Messrs. C'rib and Molineux will, weak." Let him consider himself without making an acknowledg. as a man pledged, like another Han- ment in their professional manner, nibal, though at a higher altar, and allow us to borrow a metaphor from by a more noble destination, to fight them) with the gloves on. There the baules of his God. Let him has been something subdued and “count all things but loss for the measured in the charges they have excellency of the knowledge of advanced. But, on a sudulen, up Christ Jesus his Lord.” Let him starts ibe author in one of the mosi give his classical zeal a spiritual public spots in the nation, throws direction ; and if he must imitale away the gloves, and aims, sans the heroes of the heathen world, let ceremonie, to deal his black eyes him do that for his God which ihey and bloody poses upon all the risesometimes did for their country. - rable wights who came to bear the Let him eransier to the altar of title of evangelical. Where, where Jehovah, some of the fire which was the pipe of the Gracchi to have occasionally burned upon the altars tempered the wrath, the tone, the of their superstition. Let him re. language, of this child of the Gracmember that they had gods of the chi? This new, and most unwar“ bearth” and of the “ table,” as well rantable mode of attack, required to as of the temple; and thus learn, even be met, not indeed with the same from beathiens, to“ eat and io drink” weapons, but by a distinct exposure in the name of God, and with a rete- of ihe real weakness of the dsrence to bis glory. Let him remem- sailant. ber, that one of his own heroes deem We must further request those ed his gods the best treasure of a who may still be disposed 10 cose

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demn the severity of our censures, largest power in his hand; when to remember, that Dr. Butler has called upon to check the movements been guilty, in the present instance, of dissipation and self-indulgence; of wasting, or rather abusing, one he only taught his ardent hearers to of the grandest opportunities of do- do that upon principle, which their ing good which could be presented corruption had before impelled to a human being. Placed at the them to do from inclination. It is fountain head of religion in the land, our consolation, however, that the where he was called upon, like the late conduct of many of these disprophet, to remove the bitterness of tinguished youths, in ihe erection of the water, to sweeten it of all bi an auxiliary Bible Society at Camgotry and error; he refused the bridge, proves at once their rejecoffee, and cast in herbs addilionally tion of this new apostle, and their bitter and pernicious. Placed with determination, in despite of his reahalf the noble youth of the country soning, to " deny themselves,” in at his feet, in the centre of action, order that they may serve their God and with an instrument of the and benefit the world.

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