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iii &nr l < wv safetfe * and ijeijf u * ta > & sober * of pubHc action , Jesus , to call sinners to repentance ,,- —t £ urge them to be at peace with th § ir offended Crea-^ j . We cam e to celebrate tlie lpve ^ of Jesus , who fot tis men and for our salvation endured the cross and despised the shame , that he might open the
kingdom of heaven to-all'believers , ft was for us , that , according to tlie purpose of Infinite Wisdom , not indeed always clearly to be understood by us , his forehead was mangled with thorns , his body was pierced with the spear ; it was for us tkat iimocenee was oppressed by cruelty and
iflfamy , and suffered m agony on the cross * While , iheo , our Supreme gratitude is dtte to that Being who laid the wondrous plan vtfhich was to issue m bringing many sons unto glory , from the depths of sia and woe ; let us not withhold our gratitude from him who endured evejy
suffering and every privation , to accomplish the errand of mercy on which be was sent . As often then as we are enabled to partake of this ordinance , Jet its repair with pensive pleasure to the fe& 8 t ; and whHe we recall to our naSnds the dread
^ b yss from which we have been * rescued by Jesus ; while we thjuik oi * the glory which . he has set bdfore us ^ 3 & d co iiiemplate the moans for our progress and security on om Christian juurney to wards the eternal city of haWtjatioo , let eur hearts be expanded Wide with afikeihuwte emotions towards our leader . "
We fully agree vvitli thte author of this tract , that love to Christ o u ^ ht to be the principle of union with Christians ar quad their Raster ' s ts ^ bie ; aa union , wtiicii should ^ qt be , interrupted by diffen ? a ^ Qn dpeitrina , !
or speculative subjects ; which difference of sentiment , or a supposed mystery belonging to the ordinance , keeps nine-rtenths of our congregations from communicating . C .
life& ' a iaSaAer ^ key Wbifcb fits « 11 wards , abte to reconcile \ fo& fl ^ iteat contra dictions , we should iaiagioe thfit tbe argument in this diai «> iirsfi ^ ould wm % be withstood . The preacher ^ in . fbe
first part of it , argues the inferiority of Jesus to the Supreme Being * , from the title Father , which eur hordap * plies to Go 4 , aud in the course of i ^ is Reasoning we meet with this aniaiated
passagq : " Not only has our Lord not a « simrcd the title mid . the afetribates of God , lie hath her ^ e phewn , and mt other places expressly declared , that his Father v ? as lx
th ^ on true god . To hiin he . was always obedient , to him he gaV ^; thanks continually , to hiki lie taught his disciples to address themselves , and to him he prayed frequeatly beibce the petfoinH ^ ancc of miracles ; so Cautious was he that the by-staudeis should not rest tbeii ^ regards oq him , but carry them beyond himself , the feeble instrument of $ o&d , to the Giver of every good ^ and of every perfect gift . Thfe , said he , is life eternal , Co know— -what ? Me In all my attributes , the God of nature , the appointer of Moses , the Redeemer of Ifcra ' eL now iri <*
ar-6 fepated iu flefeh hfiving left my s « at of grlofy vacant , and the affairs of the ttniterse to tadstj th « ir chance ?—^ Nov ^^ but to fciaow teiee , ! - the only thujc& Goo , and Jesm Christ whom thou Hast &e # t . " Mr . P . tfe ^ n no tic es the objects of Christ ' s mission , the salvation of nian , rtie revelation of a ' future judgment , efee perfecting of biinScfff through sut : fering , for th ^ oftee of judg ^^ and the upholding of tils ( Fcither ^ s m ) tto ' iir ; which l ^ istf parttetoliEir the preacbef conbook rte
siders i ^ doae by dil r socies , the merfrberri of one of wMeh lie Was addtfeseittg t- tod arter urging" tfie members to go on in their godd work , hc ^ hopesr ue may wftiioiit bflfence , earnestly request his fair countryMromert to second the endteavours of the dthet sex , by sefaing eVery opportunity , of which they have » e-me pectilltfr to themselve ^ y of tkdvaueln o ^ the sacred eauBe . ¦ " Thelf » , ^ he rema rk s , < Vfe the custody and e&r& dt , tfefe ipHtit nt ^ ind j theirs it is to t ^ irto , by wiiobing' accents , the sterneisst hea ^ t » in alllitooe
with them . Let them not lose these opportunities of doing good . Let them not think that they are unconcerned in religious matters , or that a want of that modesty , which is allowed to be one of their brightest
Rebtew . - ^ J ^^ * * * /«**§«* i ^*^ ^ a Vfiw *^ iMi ^^ ni § OT
Aax . V . ^ e / i ri 9 t gf Account of Him * selfi a Sermon delivered at herpes % August ^ 28 , 1822 , before *' the J&us * * ex Unitarian Association , By John Fullagar , Miniate * &f the Unitariatn QhaspeU ChiafceatiBr- Hiinter and Eaton . ' ,
T \ ID we not know how easil y the - * -f doctrine of the hypostatical union 13 wielded , to fehmt the edge . o £ , ? P U ^ est ar g ^ imilits in favour of ine mtarjan creed , mad that the doctrine of two nature * in Christ is . ¦
vol . xviii . ^ . 4 h
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1823, page 601, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1789/page/41/