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This process may not rapidly increase the number of converts , but if slow and quiet in its operation , it is progressive , it is not that which appeareth for a little while and then vanishes
away . Well-directed zeal will not complain of finding nothing to do if in this way its efforts are employed in promoting Christian truth : it would , indeed , check much ebullition , it would entirely check ail vaunting expressions , all contemptuous epithets , all invidious comparisons with others whose
creed is different , ( all which is inconsistent with Christian charity and gentlemanly courtesy . It is true , Unitarians do not say , " stand off , we are holier than thou ; " but even the civility of saying , " Come to us , we are wiser than thou " " may be construed as wiser than thoumay be construed as
, savouring of intellectual pride , and dispose some to decline accepting the invitation . I have no objection to doctrinal discussion , or to doctrinal discourses from the pulpit , when not so frequent as to endanger the engrossing the
atjtention , or at least abating it to the practical duties of the Christian life . The discipline of the heart , the regulation of the conduct , " denying ungodliness and worldly lusts , " is harder work than the acquirement of speculative knowledge ; and the relish excited by the latter may produce a
disrelish for " " drv morality . " " disrelish for dry morality . It has been said that the Unitarian ' s is a scanty creed : happily , no charge can be brought against it as leading its professors to satisfy themselves with a scanty morality . A CONSTANT READER .
39 % ^ Essay on the Nature and Design of Sa crifices under the Mosaic Law .
An Essay on the Nature and Design of Sacrifices under the Mosaic Law , and the Influence which Jewish Ideas and Language concerning them had upon the Language of the New Testament . By the late Rev Henry Turner .
( Continued from p . 275 . ) Design of the Mosaic Sacrifices . IT now follows that we determine , : from ao examination pf the Mosaic records , and in general from the writings of the Old Testament , what may be conceived to have been the deftign and olyect of laarifices under the law of Aidae * .
Considered with reference to their object , they seem in Scripture to be divided into four classes , which have the following names in the Old Testament , cDumi nittBn a'Q ^ tr ? ni ^ w , in Latin , " Holocaustum , sacrificia salutaria , sacrineium pro peccato , et
sacrificium pro nox& , " in English , the burnt-offering , the peace-offeriag , sinoffering , and trespass or guilt-offerings . Now from merely inspecting this classification of Jewish sacrifices , we
are naturally led to conclude , that as sacrifices belonging to the two latter classes were specially provided for the expiation of sin , the rest were appointed for other purposes ; and , in particular , that sacrifices of the class of
peace-offerings , with its subdivisions , ^ ca lled [ Lev . vii . ] mini nmJ TTJ , namely , the vow , the voluntary offering and the thanksgiving , ) were in no degree intended for expiatory sacrifices ?
Now , if the sacrifice itself had no expiatory import , no part of the ceremonial which attended the sacrifice could have such import ; but , the
imposition of hands on the head of the victim , and the shedding and sprinkling of its blood , were constituent parts of the ceremonial of peace-offerings - , hence it seems reasonable to infer , that these ceremonies cannot in themselves
be considered as proofs of an expiatory or vicarious import , in any connexion in which they occur . We mean , that supposing they might admit of such import , in cases where there was other evidence for its existence , they cannot , in defect of such evidence , be adduced as in themselves proving a
vicarious import . And here it may be well to remark a notable instance of sophistry which is to be met with , upon this very point , in the work of a modern champion , for what are called orthodox views of sacrifice and atonement , whose fortune it has hitherto been to have
many admirers and few opponents . " In order to prove , " ( says Dr . ¦ « " ¦ ' ¦ ¦ . « 11 i n 11 » ¦ i ; i i " ¦ ••—• This class includes so large a portion of the Jewish sacrifices , that It has appropriated to Itself the most general term that is used in relation to animal sacri-» * * fice * , viz . ca * nbi . Outran ) , lib . i . c * 4 1 .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1823, page 332, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1785/page/20/