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see sin at all , the other that he does not see sin in his own people . Those who are at all acquainted with the controversy between us and thdse who style themselves Unitarians , know that
they found an objection to our scheme of Atonement on the very words ' of Scripture , viz . that God is not said to be reconciled to us by the death of his Son , but , we are said to be * reconciled to God / "
The preacner then refers to " Drs . Magee and Wardlaw , " as having " most satisfactorily answered the objection , " and quotes " a preacher-who styles himself a high Calvinist , " who had preached that " it was never necessary co reconcile God to his dear elect : he was reconciled-to them from
all eternity ; all that was wanted , was something to reconcile his dear elect to him . " The note concludes with a censure on " ignorant men" and " their ill-digested ' schemes . " For this Note , " the ministers and
congregation" who requested the publication of the sermon , are not responsible . It serves , however , while bringing " those who style themselves Unitarians" into strange company , to shew how a learned orthodox
theologian may prove himself ( to indulge the charity that €€ hopetli all things" ) ignorant as the most " ignorant men " respecting the c * creed taught by Socinus . " Those who , from their inquiries into the subject , have a right to describe the creed of Socinus , are well
aware how that Christian Confessor , from a pious apprehension of encouraging " unscriptural and inadequate views of sin / ' and of thus represent-1 'W \ # V ^ r- ft ft ^^ . *« ^ k . I 4 . -- ^ . - — ^ k . 4 . ¦ - — — - . . __ __ _ _« . I i » «__ „_ . . _» . it venial
mg as altogether , " was betrayed even into an infringement of the divine prerogative of prescience , lest he should represent God as the author of sin , or diminish , in any degree , the accountableness of man .
Yet if the writer of this note can quote any " creed taught by Socinus , " in which that reformer made an t € attack on the divine law , " and thus attempted to " destroy the very principles of morality /* your pages are , I knowat
, his service ; for Tros , Hutulusve is the maxim of your administration . Let him , then , avail himself of tout impartiality , and produce his authority for euch an injurious imputation on the 4 € creed taught by So-Soemus . " It will otherwise * be con-
cluded that the projector of & note $ & well calculated to excite , or to encourage popular prejudice , htfd fot ^ gotten to reverence the maxim , d # mortuis nil nisi vdrum ; or , at least
that he may be not unfairly classed among those " teachers of the law /* whom Paul denounces to his youtjg friend Timothy ( 1 Ep . i . 7 jf * as ' < under standing neithet what they say , nor whereof they affirm . " J . T . RUTT .
Mr . JLittl ^ i Sdtrnon in "Hall of Representatives , Washington . 387
Mr . Little ' s Sermon in the Hall of the House of Representatives , ff ashing'ton . - ( Ex J ^ act fro m a recent letter fro m America . ) "
ON 15 th February last , a notice appeared in the National Intelligencer , ( Washington city , ) stating , that next day ( Sunday ) the Rev . Robert Little was to preach at the Capitol in the Hall of the House of Representatives , by permission of the Speaker , at eleven , A . M . Then
followed a notice by the Chaplain , a young * Presbyterian minister of the Princeton school ,-to this effect : "The Rev . Mr . Breckenridge gives notice that Mr . Little is not to preach in the Hall of the House of Representatives
by his request / ' The Editors of the paper , both of whom attend on Mr . Little ' s ministry , added , " Mr . Little does not preach in the Capitol by his own request , but in consequence of the desire of several highly respectable persons comuaunicatea to the
Speaker : " and on Monday morning an article appeared in the same paper , written by one of the most distihguished Members of Congress , expressing great pleasure in consequence
of hearing- so able a discourse as that which Mr . Little delivered on the precedinc : day . This was not all . The Chaplain was so unwise as to attempt to catechise the Speaker for allowing M r . Little to officiate , but he was
informed that the disposal of the House on Sundays belonged not to the Chaplains , but to the Speaker ; and that his interference was considered as impertinent , arrogant and offensive . The
rule has always been for the Speaker to incite ministers of all persuasions who are introduced to him , to preach in the mil . The Chaplains , as a mattfyt of course , preach in rotation
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1823, page 327, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1785/page/15/