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deceitful iu heart abore all , who shall know him" ? A sense which I apprehend harmouizes the passage with its connexion , with the doctrine of Scripture , and with our experience of huraau nature . This cannot , 1 think , be affirmed of the Common Version , besides that in an important particular it is wholly unsupported by the original language .
cret religion , in the bustle and-crowd of general profession and public life . These things are suggested , not for the purpose pf -discouraging public exertion and association foF the diffusion of truth , but for the pucpose of leading men to consider that , in our circumstances , genuine Christianity . is not necessary to do many
things which are now the objects of general approbation ; and that such things , however excellent in themselves , are but poor substitutes for a life of holy obedience and converse with ourselves and with heaven . Such as engage in these objects would do well to read Owen ou Indwelling-Sin . "—Pp . 315 , 316 . ——— v * .
Chalmers and Chaining . To the Editor . Sir , The following remarks on these two celebrated men occur in a note at the end of ' * Dialogues on Natural and Revealed Religion , by the Rev . Robert
Morehead , D . D ., F . R . S . E ., one of the ministers of St . Paul ' s Chapel , York Place , Edinburgh . " ( Dr . Morehead's book throughout breathes a mild , humble , and amiable spirit , which , if it be au effect of his belonging to an episcopal but unestablished church , must almost make the reader wish that the Doctor's
brethren , in this country , could have the benefit of a similar position . ) After speaking of Dr . Chalmers , the author goes on to say , " There is only , I think , one other iudividual in the present day , whose high qualifications entitle him to any thing of a similar influence , and he is the inhabitant of another division of the globe ,
and the preacher , too , of a very different and even defective form of Christianity I mean Dr . Chauning . Yet , though v ^^ h . theological dogmas as distinct and diverging as they are themselves separated by their geographical position , aud with many discrepancies , too , in the features of their mind and genius , 1 cannot but think that these remarkable men come
nearer each other in their points of resemblance and union , than they are remote in their dissimilarities and division . They breathe the same spirit of an overflowiug zeal that the rejgu of the gospel may advance over the world , and the same deep conviction ihat , on the progress of * that kingdom which is to come , ' all the most glorious and spiritua triumphs of the human soul muat . depend . In the best sense of the Apostle , they are , therefore , ' of one mind '^
Miscellaneous Correspondence . 65
Extract from Grime ' s Life of Owen To the Editor . Sir ,
The following passage in Orme ' s Life of Owen , a book well known among the Independents , might be of service to the writer , and perhaps to some readers , of a recent article in the Eclectic Review . It may not be without its use to readers of the Repository .
* ' There are many fiue and important passages in this work , * an attention to which on the part of believers would lead to much self-examination , watchfulness , and humility . The remains of inbred corruption sufficiently account for the little progress which is too generally made in the Christian profession , for the fearful misconduct and falls to which
men who have named the name of Christ are frequently left ; for the want of that solid peace and enjoyment of which believers often complain ; and for that conformity to the world , in its pleasures and vanities , which distinguish many , who would be otfeuded if their Christian character were called in question . These things were matter of complaint and lamentation in the days of Owen , and are
no less so now . It is true , we have a larger portion of public zeal , and of bustling activity , in promoting the interests of religion . This is well , ought to be encouraged—and must be matter of thankfulness to every sincere Christian . But the deceitfulueHS of sin may operate as effectually , though less obviously , iu many whose ' zeal for the Lord of Hosts * may appear very prominent , as in times when such exertions were not
made . It is much easier to subscribe money to religious societies , to make speeches at public meetings , to unite hi plans of associated usefulness , than to sit in judgment over our hearts , or to correct the aberrations of conduct , spirit , and disposition . There , may be much public professional warmth , and great inward private decay . There may , iti short , be a merging of individual ,
se-? Owen on Indwelling-Sin .
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1831, page 65, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2593/page/65/