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eis I . There are * tf present no nobles among tbe Unitarians : the principal families are those of Horvath , Daniel , and Palffi . When again tolerated by Joseph If , they built a handsome church at Koloavar , with this inscription on the outside , In Honorem soUus Dei . Within is the following in Magyar : —Az egyetlen egy Men tiszteUterc ( Sacred to one only-God ) . _ J
East-India Mission , Madras . The following letter from William Roberts , contains information which will prove very gratifying to those of our readers who take an interest in the promotion of pure Christianity in the East . If Theophilus Roberts inherit the piety , judgment , and perseverance of his father , there need be little further apprehension about the permanence of the Unitarian cause in that district .
" To the Reverend PF . J . Fox . " Reverend Sir , " In my last letter to you under date January 9 th this year , I have mentioned my having received a letter from the Rev . W . Adam , of Calcutta , requesting to have an account of the Unitarian
Mission at Madras from the commencement of my labours as a Unitarian to that time , &c ; and of my having done so : to this I have received a reply , dated 11 th February last , from which I copy the following : " ' I am much obliged to you for the particulars contained in your letter ,
which I have inserted in the appendix to our Report now in the press . Our annual meeting took place on the 30 th of December , and was pretty well attended , Several Resolutions were passed in the usual style and form ; and instead of a Committee , we have formed ourselves iuto a British Indian Unitarian
Association , our object in this being to induce Unitarians in every part of India to form themselves into auxiliary associations . 1 shall send you a copy of the Report as soon as it is published . " Agreeably to your request , and in conformity with the wishes expressed by our English friends , I proposed to ( be Calcutta Committee that . they should give me their sanction and aid in
proceeding to Madras , and I enclose for your satisfaction a copy of the communication which I addressed to them on this subject . After considerable discussion an / J mature deliberation , it was finally determined in the negative on two grounds , First , on account of the expense , which was estimated ( including voyage to and from Madras , and residence there for three months ) at 4000 Rs ., which is more than the present
state of the funds would enable them to disburse . And , secondly , on the ground that my continued presence in Calcutta at the present time is peculiarly important , and indeed essential to our success . I am thus prevented from enjoying the pleasure of visiting you ; but I have strongly represented to our friends , both in England and America , the importance
of sending out another missionary , in order that one might be at liberty occasionally to visit Madras and other places , aud 1 earnestly hope that attention will be given to what I have said on this subject . Do not allow yourself to be discouraged . It is a disappointment to you and to me also , but I hope that our circumstances will be such as to enable
me or some one else to come and see you next year . ' " In the first part of my tract containing the Corruptions of Christianity , the following doctrines are discussed and disproved , both by reason and Scripture . " 1 . The doctrine of the Trinity . " 2 . The doctrine of the Miraculous Conception of Jesus . " 3 . The doctrine of the Pre-existence
of Christ . " 4 . The doctrine of Incarnation and Divinity of Christ . " 5 . On the preaching of the Apostles . They preached that God , the Creator of heaven and earth , the God of their fathers , raised Jesus from the dead , and made him Lord and Christ , and appointed him to be the judge of the living and the dead . f ( 6 . Recapitulation of the above doctrines , and observations on them .
" 7 . On the origin and establishment of the doctrine of the Trinity by human wisdom and human power . " 8 . The words God the Son , God the Holy Ghost , Trinity , are not to be found in the Bible . " 9 . Who died martyr to prove the doctrine of the Trinity ? " 10 . If Christ be God , who is your mediator ? Do the words Jesus Christ signify God ?
, " 11 . On the supposed Personality of the Holy Spirit . " 12 . On Original Sin , and the supposed Depravity . of Human Nature . " 13 . On the supposed Electiou and Reprobation . " 14 . On baptizing in . three names ,
contrary to the recorded example of the apostles , and then urging that as an argument for the worship o f Christ and the HoiyJSplrlt . 4 15 . On the use of these words , * The body of our Lord Jesus Christ ; feed on him in thy heart by faith ; ' in the XiOrd ' a Supper *
Intelligence . —East-India Mission , Madras . 799
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Nov. 2, 1828, page 799, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2566/page/71/