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quite a different character from that which the author has been pleased to attribute to it * 66 Such are the sentiments of the company , which , on all occasions ., its members will avow and defend , as
becomes the faithful servants of Jesus Christ . They are also the sentiments < Df the ministers of the church * who have not yet entered oo the cure of soulsp who , on being informed of the contents of the present declarations , have requested to be comprehended in it . We have no hesitation also in
declaring that these are the general sentiments of our church , as is proved by the feeling excited among all ranks , by the appearance of the article of which we have complained . After these explanations and assurances , we think ourselves excused from entering
into a fuller detail respecting the imputations made against us , and from answering any future publication of the same tendency Such a contest * besides its in utility , is wholly unsuitable to our character We are satisfied to have shielded the honour of
the church and its ministers , by shewing that the picture which has been drawn of us is unfaithful , and that our attachment to the holy doctrine of the gospel is neither less sincere than that of our fathers , nor different from that of other reformed churches , with
whom we consider it as our glory to be united in the profession of a common , faith , and between whom and ourselves we have seen , with pain , attempts made to draw a line of separation " * Jo TRBMBLEY , Secretary - "
In republishing this declaration with his own article from the Encyclopfedie , among his Miscellaneous Works , JD ' Alembert has added some notes which he professes not to be his own ,
but to proceed from some theologian , the object of which is to shew * that the language in which the Venerable Company speak on some points of doctrine is not sufficient to establish
their own orthodoxy , D'Alembert himself has also prefixed a preface which concludes thus : — * A philosopher , who takes an interest in the progress of toleration ( probably Voltaire ) , alleges that the article Geneva ? by imprudently and prematurely disclosing the opinions of the imlnisteim
of this church , would make them change from bad to worse , in ord ^ r to corjtiradict the author ' s st ^ tefmeiit j and from what they uow are , toter&iit Socinians , would change them into fierce and virulent Calvinists , similar ®
in short , to the founder of their sect * But the fear is groundless and the scruple unnecessary . If the ministers of-Geneva have protested against the article in questio'ri , it is evident that
they have done so as a matter of form , and that they do not wish to make the Confession of Faith pass for any thing else than what it really is . They will continue to speak and think , in public and in private , just as they did before this Confession was made .
This is attested by all the well-informed Frenchmen who have been at Geneva since that time . We may farther observe , that if the Church of Geneva has , for the present , soine reproaches to fear from the otlier
Protestant churches , they will be bhly temporary * and that at a period which is probably not very remote , it will have the satisfaction , according to the prediction of Bossuet , to see all these churches united with it in the same
belief . Every thing conspires to give probability to this prediction , in the truth of which I so firmly believe , that 1 am not afraid to assign the date of its accomplishment /'
Bn Carpenter-. on . the Case . of the Palmouth Unitarian Church * 2 f
D )\ Carpenter on the Case of the Falmouth Unitarian Church .
Sir , Bristol * Dec . 11 , 1817 . AM solicitous earnestly' to recom-I mend the case of the Falmoutk Unitarian Church to the attention of the Fellowship Funds and of liberal
individuals , in different parts of thjB kingdom . The circumstances which led to the establishment of it , cannot be unknown to many of your renders ; and it is now sufficient to s&v * that it
is the only congregation in Cornwall , assembling for the sole worship of Gocl ? even the Father , —that it is ait important central station , from whi 6 h we may hope that pure views of Christian truth will eventually spread
through every part of that intelligent district ,- —and that , for several yearsp ( without any assistance from their Unitarian brethren , and through- much evil report , as well as worldly loss , ) they have steadily , niuuaiiaiiuid ' an o $ ei $
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1818, page 27, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2472/page/27/