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74 Hymn.

152 Hymn by Mary, Queen of Scots

179 Hymns towards a Holy Week

217 Illinois Mission

378 India Mission

338 Inquiry about the West

513 Introduction to John .

493, 541 Is it safer to believe too Much than to believe too Little ? 61 Late Notices of Theodore Parker

445 Law of Ceremonial Religion; or, Religion for Man, not Man for Religion .

193 Letter from a distant Unitarian to her Pastor

390 Letter from Brother Collyer of Chicago

433 Letter from Thomas Starr King

337 Letter from William H. Channing

436 Letter from Wisconsin

369 Letters from Maine

529, 563 Letters from the Churches, and from Disciples scattered abroad

213 Lies of Benevolence

527 Life for the Soul in the Baptismal Formula. Part II. 89 List of Preachers, with their Residences

42 List of Societies, with their Ministers

37 Mansel's Limits of Religious Thought

277 Missionary Labors

343 Missionary Labors in Central Illinois

504 Missionary Labors in Illinois and Indiana

153 Missionary Matters in Central New York .

465 Missionary Sermon, by Rev. Edward E. Hale

241 Morison on the Gospel of Matthew

209 Necessity of Faith

149 New-Bedford Convention

534 News from the Churches

24 Notes on Passages of the New Testament. I.

425 Notes on the Passages of the New Testament. II.

460 Packages of Tracts

393 Pamphlets received

31 Prof. Huntington's Argument for the Trinity.

97 Prof. Parsons on Cambridge College

92 Quarterly Report of the General Secretary of the A.v.a. 18 Revision of our New Testament

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“ The Rock of Ages'

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Thirty-fifth Anni sary of the American Unitarian Asso-
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Thirty Thousand Dollars for the American Unitarian
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Thomas Hood

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To our Subscribers, Readers, and Friends

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Tracts of the American Unitarian Association

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Transylvania Unitarians

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Troubles among the Orthodox

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Two Sermons

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Way to find God

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Western Tour

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Western Tour, continued

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Why all Unitarian Churches should be Missionary Churches 556
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“Go ye, therefore, and teach (original,“ make disciples of ") all nations,

baptizing them in the name (or “ into the name ") of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.” - MATT. xxviii. 19.

ever.

This was the solemn charge laid by Christ on his disciples after his resurrection, when about to leave them for

He gives them their work, and the work of their successors through all time. It is to make other disciples ; to bring others to learn of him; to take him as Teacher, Saviour, and Master: and he sums up in these three terms, “Father,” “ Son,” “Holy Ghost,” the essential elements of the religion which every Christian disciple professes and obeys.

Those who became disciples became Christians, — became new men, regenerate, elect, saints ; they became friends of Christ and of God, partakers of the divine nature, kings and priests to God. Every Christian, however humble, has all these titles and privileges. There is no aristocracy in the Christian Church. All are members

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of Christ's body; all are his brethren. What, then, does Jesus mean by baptism into the name of the Father, Son, and Spirit ? The answer to this question answers also the questions, What is a Christian? What is a member of the Christian Church? What are the elements of the Christian character ?

1. Some persons say that Christ meant, in this command, to teach the doctrine of the Trinity, and to found his church on a belief of that doctrine. They therefore (and very properly, if this is so) consider the Trinity as a fundamental Christian doctrine, without a belief in which no man can be saved.

But though a person who takes the first impression might think this is so, he who reflects for a moment must see that this cannot be so. Jesus certainly did not mean to teach the doctrine of the Trinity here, or lay it down as the foundation of his church: for, if he had meant to do it, he would have done it; and he has not done it. Belief in the Trinity is not a belief in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; for, if so, all are Trinitarians. AU Christian sects believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. But the doctrine of the Trinity is that each of these is a Divine Person, existing in one Divine Being ; and that, while each is very God, there are not three Gods, but one God. But Christ has said nothing about this here; therefore he has said nothing here about the Trinity.

Moreover, the doctrine of the Trinity is not taught in any other passage of the New Testament more plainly than here. This text does, in fact, come nearer to a statement of the doctrine than any other genuine passage of the New Testament. If it be a true doctrine, it is, therefore, a doctrine of inference. It might doubtless be a true doctrine, though not stated or taught plainly in

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