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bility , nor denounce as children of perdition those who seek the kingdom of heaven by a different way . In subjects of disputation , they desire every one to be fully persuaded in bis own mind , and to pursue the sacred dictates of conscience as directed by the word of God , undeterred by the fear of man , and unseduced by the temptations of the world . They
judge no man , but commit all judgment to the only infallible One , in whose hands are the " balance and the rod " of eternal justice . They desire not to have dominion over your faith , " but to be " helpers of your joy , " and " fellow-helpers to the truth . ' * They trust they have learned of Christ not to hate but to- love their fellow-creatures ; not to curse , but to bless ; not to scourge , but to pity the ignorance which they cannot
inform ; to hope that God will pardon all invincible error , and to include in their prayers for the comforts of tnfs life , and the felicities of the next , the whole intelligent family of our common Almighty and Atl ~ nierciful Parent . Such are the genuine effects of the religion of Jesus ; and it is only when it produces these effects that we can have any assurance of its benignant influences having lighted on our heads , and descended to our hearts .
In your wish I cordially join , that ** when the present generation shall have passed away , and our places are occupied by new pastors and people , our children shall , like ourselves , be united in Christian love . " For the accomplishment of this holy wish suffer me to
observe , that we should diligently teach our children those principles which we profess . We should instruct them , both by word and deed , to blend the love of God with the love of men , faith with virtue , and charity with zeal . Above all , we should demonstrate the excellence of our
tenets by their happy effects on our-lives and conversations , and leave to our successors an example which it will be their glory to follow , and from which it will shame them to depart . The perfect cordiality and unanimity which prompted your address greatly enhance its value . It is presented , not as a gift dictated by a spirit of faction or party , but as the free-will offering of kindness and affection . As such I gratefully receive it ; and " trust it will serve
as a constant memento to diligence in the dudes of my vocation . From the volumes which you hare so kindly presented , I shall continue to extract those precepts and doctrines which make wise unto salvation '; arid , connecting your eternal interest With my own , endeavour , by their proper application , to stimulate
you to the culture of every pious thought and every Christian virtue ; to arm you with that faith which overcometh the world , and inspire you with that hope which dwells with immortality . These volumes contain every religious , truth necessary to faith and practice . With these for our guides , we cannot greatly err .
It is only when we forsake them for other guides that we go astray . Then do we turn our backs on the refulgent sun of righteousness , that would light us to all truth , to gaze on the meteors o f a false theology , in the pursuit of which men ' s understandings are bewildered and lost .
For your warm expressions of regard and affection what return can I make but a reciprocation of the same expressions for you all , individually and collectively ? accompanied with » wish for your temporal and eternal good , joined to my earnest prayer that those sentiments and feelings which have now brought us together may long continue to be cherished , that they may influence our conduct upon earth , and smooth our path to the kingdom of heaven .
Such are the wishes , and prayers of your most grateful and affectionate brother and pastor , W . H . DRUMMOND , D . D .
Transylvanian Unitarians . ( Extract from a letter from Buda . ) The most distinguished literary men among them are Molnos and Szabo ; but they have lately lost a man of eminence , Szanz . The whole body are Magyars , i . e . they do not belong to the Slavonian branch of the Hungarians ; and their number is about fortv thousand . When
Blaudrata brought Unitariamsm from Poland , he succeeded in converting to it the first of the national princes , Zapolya , the son of the reigning monarch , who established the Unitarians in the Catholic cathedral church . Apaty II ., during whose reign the Austrians obtained possession of the country , was , I believe , also a Unitarian . The largest church at Kolosvar had continued to be Unitarian
from the time of Zapolya ; but Leopold I . dispossessed the Unitarians of it . Their opinions were not less prevalent for being banned , though their religion had been established , as well as Lutheranism and Calvinism , by the laws made in 1588—1607 . One of the prothonotaries of the Tran ^ yl vaiiian court of justice is always a Unitarian . The name of the present tm <* ia Augufftinovlch ; and lately a Unitarian , Agoston Marton , has been made a counsellor of state by Fran -
79 g Intelligence . —Transylvanian Unitarians .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Nov. 2, 1828, page 798, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2566/page/70/