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s.One Lord, one Faith, one Baptism," Eph. iv. 5.
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LLEVEN Volumes of the Gospel Herald are now completed, and we
I close this with just the same views of divine truth as those with which we first undertook the work. Amid all the clashing elements around us, and the multifarious views published by many of our cotemporaries, we have, and intend to pursue that course, although not the most popular to any party, which we believe in our conscience, will be productive of the glory of God, and the good of his redeemed church on the earth. Perfectly free and fearless, we have advocated the doctrines of distinguishing grace, set forth in our first address, leaning, neither to the wild rant of Antinomianism, a gospel of corruption, or the doctrines of depraved nature substituted for the doctrines of the cross'; nor yet to unscriptural dogmas, that represent the work of redemption, general and sufficient for the world, but which never accomplishes that object. All views, whether doctrinal, experimental, or practical, opposed to the atonement, as a vital reality, designed and equal to all the objects of Jehovah's love, we have exposed, and shewn their delusive tendency; and never, at any period of the church's history, was there a greater necessity for a full and constant exhibition of the substitutionary work of our Lord Jesus Christ, than at the present time. The doctrine of the atonement, the centre of all truth, and the doctrine of justification by the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ alone, are the two great truths, which, when fully published, will, by the Spirit of God, sweep away Puseyism with every other heresy. The truth and the truth alone is the great instrument of accomplishing the holy purposes of God in the salvation of the election of grace.
The holy triumphs of the cross, are the holiness, happiness and glory of God's regenerate church; and for a full enjoyment of all the power, sanctity, and savour of the ministry of the Spirit, we most fervently pray, upon ourselves, correspondents, and readers.
While we give place to none, for a firm adherence to the glorious doctrines of the cross, we most sincerely desire, that neither we nor any of