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last words * " lei ti&s ( victim ) be nay expiation , " as the J < ws tell us ,, signify , ** Let this , detim be substituted in inyi | Oace , tb ^ t the evil which I hav e deserved may fall upoa the head of this victim /*
The Jews way tell us this ; but the words , " Let this be my expiation , " express no more than this , Let this victim remove ail displeasure of God from me , let this be my cleansing ; leaving the real purport of Jewi&h sar erifices for sin , still a subject to be
stacerttuned from other circumstances * We shall use bat one further argument against the aotkm of the vicarious import of Jewish sacrifices ; the one which Dr . Magee cites , as the
fifth and last of these objections of which , he volunteers a complete refur tat ion , though it would , it seems , jaake no difference to his main argument , whether such objections were proved just or not .
We have already argued that the sacrifice of a victim is no emblem of vicarious punishment , because it is appointed for a variety of religious occasions where confessions of sin formed no part of the ceremony . Our
present argument is the converse of this , namely , that atonement for sin being made in some cases without any anin&al sacrifices merely by an offering of flour , by placular sacrifices , coukl never be implied the vicarious aubatiiution of a life .
« ' To tbis / ' says Dr . Magee , c < the answer is obvious , that although no vicarious substitution Q . f a life could be conceived , where Itffe . wns not given at all , yet from this it camiQt follow , that where a life was given , it might
not admit of a vicarious import . * ' The queetioa is aot whether it might , but wheAhex it did acfatally \ aod it is bothing else Imt . giving * up the question in dis |> ute to Qcwicede , as Dr . Magee evidently docs , that where a life was given iu sacrifices , it might n < tf have
* ua v imports We rou&t . be . excused froa > erttering now into that particular dtecription . of the four principal cIhssjqb of Jewish ^^ criftc e . 3 , which we p ^ opoee ti to give with reference to w 4 iju can he collectecL Cfispectijug tlneir distinct , objects # * xd purposes . What i& . u > at € iml to < mt lpMWiQSQ has already e « me under ^ lketf thaJMgk n *) % fierbijpis , m ^ o $ xtk
teuftatic a way as might liare been : but who will undertake to concentrate the § calit ^ r « d a # d un certain ray s which ar ^ dispe ^ d through seventy-four Numbers into any luminous or welldefined form ? ( To be continued . )
Homer tan , Sin , June 14 , 1823 . AM tapr > y in Ueing able to trans-I iflit for ipsertion in the Montlily Re ; positQry , informatiou calculated to
yield pleasure to your correspondent who lately made aa ** Appeal in behalf of the Christian Tract Society , " and equally so to another of your correspondents , ( " No Eutopian , ' *) whose remarks in the last muiiber , ( pp . 293 , 294 , ) though apparei ^ tly at first sight , intended as a sarcasm on his
benevolent proposal , were obviously suggested by the * nost cordial approbation . —I hope " No Eutopian" will soon have the gratification of seeing , that the example set by the Bristol Fellowship Fund Society has so many imitators , that the " list" of votes * ' in behalf of this institution" does
" occupy much room . " G . S . Grant by the Brwl&l Fellowship Fund to The Christian Tfraet &&ci € ty . " To the Secretary of The Christian Tract Society .
" Bristol , " D * ar StR ^ . Jun e 13 , 1323 . * f I feel it a pleasure to ha » d you a
resolution thai was passed at our Fellowship Fund Meeting chx Wednesday eveuia ^ :, viz . * That three g-uineas be yoted in aid erf the Christian Tract Society , and the tracts be presented
to the ladies and gentteme ^ jeon ^ uctiog our Charity and Sunday Scbook , far aistribtttion * as / they m&y deeua proper , uwong tbe childrep . And also , that this rasoduitiaii be r ^ couaju&eoded . to the
attentiou of . eajch succeeding" coiaittititiee , aa a means oi u » efal ^ e * 6 , both to the Chxistiau Tract SKWtittty ywod our / Sekoois ^* ' The objects of th ^ ahoYe ro ^ lutiXMi
a ^ e very perceivable- Beaiil es fete assi&taaee nffiordQd to tlifi CJbfistmo Tvmt Society , the condi&cfcars o £ ouraoUi ¥ >^ will Ytfxx& . ea&ora rew ^ urds t&t bestow , &r aitea ^ kuv jbockI coiwiact aod $ * k
338 Grain ky the RriUoi FeU&wjhip Fund to the Christian Tract Society .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), June 2, 1823, page 338, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1785/page/26/