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stances , to w | iom it pay suggest a plan of inutual Improvjement , dad who maynrit be disinclined to make use of the experience a society already existing , ia carrying their views into effect A . Sunday-evening Lecture had been delivers *! at the Old Meetinghouse during the time that the Rev .
Stephen Weaver Browne was minister of the congregation : when , upon his removal to Monkweil Street , London , the Lecture was suspended , a number of the young men connected with the Old and New Meeting congregations
and schools , feeling that it haa been attended with important religious advantages ^ formed a plan to continue a Sunday-evening Service until the regular Lecture xa the Old Meeting-house should be resumed . The use of the
large room belonging to the Old Meeting Sunday-schools having been cheerfully granted , an evening service was immediately commenced . The service , selected from the most approved liturgies and sermons , is read by one of the members of the committee , or
by some friend invited by the conunittee to officiate ; the sermon , which any member may select for his appointed evening , being submitted to the approbation of the Committee . This regulation , however , of course
cannot take effect when any minister is invited to preach , and the society has already had the gratification of engaging tne services of its own ministers , who have thus given their sanction to the institution . That its
plan is more generally approved , the Committee are happy to infer . from the increasing numbers of those who attend the service—the room , which is calculated to hold upwards of 300 persons , having been on some late evenings even inconveniently filled . The use of the room having been
granted to the society , the expenses attending the service will be trifling , and a subscription of one shilling per quarter it is estimated mjil be adequate to tKe wtple . A-ISmpy for the use of the members J t ^ is hqen , epfca-? ?« ot yiMiiij famm * to ndL
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an 4 f- pl » n , ¦ w . approved by th *> Se wh < publicjy support the cause d | virtue and religion . ^ < , j , ; . , ; k ; GEORGE tfm $ > AM * U Seoretwy . • >
Tenets of William Law . 47 .
Edinburgh , Sir , . Nov . 7 , 1821 . TNa note to Southey ' s Life of
Wes-JL ley , is the following information as to the tenets held in the latter part | tf his life , by William Law , the e ^ clllent author of the "Serious Call . '
" The opinions which Xiaw entertained in the latter part of his life were these : That all the attributes of the Almighty are only modifications of his love , and that when in Scripture his wrath , vengeance , &c , are spoken of , such expressions are only used in
condescension to human weakness , by way of adapting the subject of the mysterious workings of God ' s providence to human capacities . He held , therefore , that God punishes no one . AH evil , according to his creed , originates either from matter or from the free will of man ; and if there be suffering , it is
not that God wills it , but that he permits it for tl ^ e sake of a greater overbalance of good , that could not otherwise possibly he produced , as the necessary consequence of an inert , instrument like matter , and the imperfection of creatures less pure than
himself . Upon His system all beings will finally be happy . He utterly r ejects the doctrine of the atonement , and ridicules the idea that the offended justice of the one perf ^ ct Supreme Being required any satisfaction . He alleges that Paul , when he speaks of redemption , says , God was in Christ
reconciling the world to himself . . Nojv # he adds , had the Almighty Te ^ uired ftn atonement , the converse of this proposition would have been the trut | u ^| ^ the phrase would have been , re ^ j ^^^ ' himself to the world . " Jtip ^ jkfe note it is probable that WlMB Universalist , and apprcw | My |«| 6 ri ™^; m class bf Chrises « M || p proud , and a qflp , imJMMHR ,. *
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1822, page 17, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2508/page/17/