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ther appellation . I do not question the sincerity of those who endeavour to support the divinity of Christ by this canon ., but I am persuaded that t * hey would gladly exchange all the passages to which it has been applied for one such expression as the following , o ® £ os rjueov lycst ; Xpiro ; . E . COGAN . November 6 .
P . S . When I said that the epistolary writers of the New Testament do not commonly use the article with an attributive standing before the name of Jesus Christ , &c , I had in mind the following passage , 2 Tim . iv . 1 ,
Aia ( A , apTvpof / , a . i sv sya tvccmiw ts Sea Y . at ra Kvgia \ f \ ora Xotg-a , and I did not know whether there might not be one or two passages similar to this . But I believe that there are not ; and I find that t& Kvpia is excluded from the text of Griesbach .
650 Communication of Retigious Knowledge to the Young .
Nov . 2 , 1824 . Essay on the incidental Communication of Religious Knowledge to the Young . soon a nobler task demands her care . Apart she joins his little hands in prayer , Telling of Him who sees in secret there . Rogers . fTHHE difference , in Western coun-JL tries , between the manners of ancient and those of modern times , is
generally known : nor are my readers less acquainted with the yet more impressive difference , which in all ages has subsisted between the customs of the Eastern world and those of Eurqpe . It is with a view to this distinction , and with . every just allowance for it , that I shall now describe and recommend one method of
teaching religion to the young . Religious knowl e dge , truth and di ^ ty , being of supreme importance , claim to be subjects of direct instruction : that kind of instruction I am far from disparaging ; the course which
I shall point out ^ must be combined with it , and instrumental to it—nor are topics of this serious moment to be treated of in a spirit and manner
uncongenial to their nature . Parents , however , and others upon whom the charge of children and of youth devolves , will have numerous incidental
opportunities of fixing tite great principles of faith and virtue on the tender mind . With the Hebrews religion entered for more into the concerns of daily life than it does among ourselves- The
father of a Jewish household * was really its priest and its instructor : and , In proportion as he was pious and enlightened , he engrafted the best of truths and maxims on the inquiries which , his children made , and on the
occurrences which they witnessed and experienced . Why is the example lost upon those who are placed in the same or a similar relation , and who are favoured with still more and higher advantages ? Why do the professors of Christianity refuse to communicate
its interesting facts ,, discoveries and sanctions to their offspring , as they sit in their houses , and when they walk by the way ? The employment is not or should not be difficult of performance : the advantages flowing from it , would he incalculably numerous and valuable . *
To illustrate what I mean , I shall borrow a few sentences from the works of one of whom devotion seemed to be the element . He introduces a father thus conversing with a young child , initiating him in the knowledge of God ; and the pious and affectionate parent is supposed to say ,
' The little time you have been in the world , my child , you have spent wholly with me , and my love and tenderness to you has made you look upon me as your only friend and benefactor , and the cause of all the comfort and pleasure that you enjoy .
Your heart , I know , would be reqwly to break with grief * if you thought this was the last day that I should live with you . But , my child , though you think yourself exceedingly happy , because you have hold of my hand ,
you are now in the hands and under the tender care of a much greater Father and friend than I am ; whose love to you is far greater than mine , and from whom you receive such
blessings as no mortal can give . * * * You see , my son , this wide and large firmament over our heads , where the sun and moon and all the stars appear in their turns . Were you to be car-* Weilbelovcd ' s Memoirs of the Rev . Win . Wood , pp . 4 , 5 , 6 .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Nov. 2, 1824, page 650, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2530/page/10/