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with every reasonable excuse ; and the mantle of charity, cast over them, should prevent their tarnishing the best productions of their pens. But it is not always proper to view faults and be silent. Their deleterious nature is frequently too poisonous. It
appears in the above extract, that the Rev. Editor and his correspondents, in their zeal for God, have aimed a blow against a people, of whose senti. ments they are, in a great measure, ignorant; and who, viewed in the light, or rather, the darkness of their prejudices, are the filth of the world, and the offscouring of all things.” We have read the Monitor with attention ; and have found the Editor very zealously engaged in the missionary cause. His soul seems ardently to thirst for the salvation of the heathen. He labors to extend the knowledge of God to the uttermost parts of the earth. Now, considering his great love toward the heathen, we certainly should have been surprised, to find him representing a believe er in “the doctrine of Universal salvation," in "violent opposition” to the work of God, had not our Savior told us, that when the prodigal son came home, the elder brother was angry. He was a faithful man; and said he had not transgressed the commandment of his father, at any time; but the poor prodigal, tho he was his brother, was one more than his faith in salvation had ever embraced.
We cannot think a believer in universal salvation, was found in violent opposition to religious revivals, because this is inconsistent in the very nature of things. A man does not knowingly fight against his own faith ; and he that believes in salvation, must believe in means to effect it.
God says by the prophet Ezekiel, “All souls are mine.” Jesus, addressing the Father, says, "All thine are mine;" and, John iii. 37, “Thou hast given him power over all filesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.". Does any one suppose, the united testimony of these passages will make the heart of the righteolls sad? Christ possess
es the uttermost parts of the earth, and the heathen are his inheritance. Should the promise of eternal life extend to all these, will Mr. Chapin say, it is "strengthening the hands of the wicked P” 'Does he believe the word that says, God "will have all men to be saved po Does he believe Jesus came down from heaven to Do his Father's will ? does he pray, Thy will be done ? and does he believe Jesus will see the fruit of his travail, and be satisfied? Can he hold the testimony that authorizes all these questions, and op-pose universal 'salvation ?
Mr. Chapin, the Editor of the Evangelical Monitor, is a man, whose candor and christian piety, we have no disposition to call in question. But should he again attempt to degrade the advocates for universal salvation, by citing the sad effects of women's lies, he would render himself, in our opinion, inexcusable. We ex-pressly tell hina, that we preach no other life to the wicked than the life of Christ; which is, that they should turn from their wicked ways and live. We neither promise nor believe this life can be enjoyed in sin and iniquity. We do not believe in universal salvation without universal holiness.
Those "violent advocates" in Bakersfield, Enosburg, Berkshire, and Montgomery, with which it appears Mr. Boardman wrestled so hard, were never known to the Editor of the Christian Repository, tho he has travelled much in the State for a number of years, and holds a constant correspondence with his brethren from every part. We conclude, therefore, the victory will not be very sensibly felt in the camp of our Israel. The vanquished could be no others than a few fugitives, that have never united with our forces. The principal advocates of the doctrine of universal salvation, in Vermont, are yet at their posts ; nor are they disposed to yield an inch of their ground, so long as they have the shelmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God.” With these weapons, they say with David, "Tho an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear.”
Dedicated to the worship of God, and the service of our Lord Jesus Christ, on Tuesday the 3d instant, [July] the new Meeting House, erected by the zeal and liberality of the Universalist Society in Westmin-, ster, Mass. On this pleasing occasion, the introductory Prayer was offered by the Rev. Mr. Wood of Shirley; the Dedication prayer by the Rev. Mr. Dean of Boston; the excellent and appropriate Sermon from Psalm lxxxvi. 9, "All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name.” And also, the reading of lessons from the scriptures, with the concluding Prayer and Benediction, by the Rev. Mr. Turner of Charlestown, and the interesting Sacred Music was performed by the full and beautiful Choir of said Society. The assembly was crowded and attentive, and the service solemn and impressive.-Uni. Magazine.
We learn from the Scioto Gazette, July 25, Chillicothe, Ohio, that a Christian Camp Meeting was to be held on the 10th of August, on
Walnut Creek, 8 miles from Chillicothe, and to continue four days. This seems to be a new mode of assembling among that denomination by which they would imitate the Methodists. We have not heard of their holding any such meetings in this part of the country.
Installation at Roxbury.-On Thursday, July 26, we learn from the Universalist Magazine, that Br. Hosea Ballou 2d, was installed at Roxbury, Mass. Sermon by Br. Dean, charge by Br. Ballou, and the right hand of fellowship by Br. Turner. The prayers were by Brs. Flagg, Carrique, and Smith.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. We have received an “Extract from the last Report of the Conductors of the Vermont Bible Society," which must be deferred to the next No. for the want of room.
Died at Plymouth, Feb. 11, Carlos Americus Dunlap, son of Robert Dunlap, aged two months and three days.
At Andover, N. H. July 10, of the consumption, Miss Hanmah Turrill, daughter of Mr. Johu Turrill, aged 27.
At Woodstock, August 17, Mrs. Susanna Parsons, consort of Mr. Ezekiel sons, aged 54.
Gifts, vain without love. 1 Cor. xjii. 1, 2, 3.
In page 141, Vol. I. the lowing error escaped no. tice. In line 3d from the bottom read fraternity for fulurity..
Then, 1 Cor. xv. 24. This word does not convey the meaning of the ori. ginal, as will be seen by the following: EITA, postea, (afterwards) deinde, (from thence, after that, henceforward) tum, (then.)
SOHREVELIUS. Eita is translated afterward, Mark iv. 17, afterward, when affliction, &c.
After that, Mark iv. 28; viii. 25; John xiii. 5.
Then, Luke viii. 12; John xix. 27; XX. 27 ; 1 Cor. xii. 28; xv. 5, 7, 24; 1 Tim. ii. 13; iii. 10; James i. 15.
These are all the places in the New Testament, where the word eita is used.
in nearly all the places where it is rendered then, it does not carry an idea of that time, but of time following, either immediately or more remotely. The Greek word that more properly conveys the meaning of then is tote.
EXTRACT FROM THE REPORT OF THE CONDUCTORS OF
THE VERMONT BIBLE SOCIETY, OCTOBER, 1820. "But, brethren, our Society has no local interest, and no local prejudices. We act on the principle that every man is our brother. We confine not our charities, therefore, to the narrow circle of acquaintances around us ; nor to those with whom we are connected by political institutions. We extend o Vol. II.