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condemn ; so that the translation give us needless pain; much less to “condemn” is not wrong, if any let others know what we blush at in prefer it. Those who would not spare His presence. To apprehend sometheir own flesh will go to the root of thing of the awful holiness of God the matter. When no eye sees, and and of the fatal character of sin, let no ear hears, but His who searches us to the Cross : there infinite love the hearts, they would have their in- makes them meet-welds them toquisition begin where His does—"the gether, for “He hath made him to be Lord looketh into the heart.” If sin who knew no sin." cognisance is taken of the source, the Our foes are sleepless. They faint stream may be directed; defiling not in their efforts. If a child of God, affluents may be cut off; or if at the a servant of Christ, by his wariness source itself there is evil, it may be foils the enemy so that he toucheth filtered out. An evil thought or feeling him not, this enemy can and does stir may be confessed, and the outflow up those to whom their brother's arrested. If we cannot quite destroy welfare should be as dear as their own. the virus of our nature, we can repress It is high time to awake out of sleep, the germ from breaking forth. The for see, the day breaks, the shadows child of God, the new creature in Christ, should never have to condemn Clifton.
W. HOWELL. himself, as David. (See Tit. iii. 11.) Even self-judging is not an inevitable
“IN SIMPLICITY AND GODLY obligation; that is, the condition re
SINCERITY.” quiring it is not. Self-knowledge is imperative. This will reveal sufficient [When we perused the following simto take us to the mercy seat, where, ple, almost uncouth, narrative, foralone with God, broken-heartedness warded to us by a Hebrew Christian will effectually plead the blood which brother, who may be described as cleanseth from all sin.
answering the Apostle's description, If we know nothing against our. “Not slothful in business ; fervent selves we are not hereby justified in spirit; serving the Lord "—that (1 Cor. ii. 3). We can, then, however, Apostle's words, in his second Epistle in the uprightness of our hearts, in- to the Corinthians, at once sprang to vite the searching eye of God; because our lips :—" For our rejoicing is this, there is not only not that which would the testimony of our conscience, that provoke His displeasure, but there is in simplicity and godly sincerity, not that which would meet His loving with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace heart,-the lowly desire of His child of God, we have had our conversato please Him by a still higher stan- tion in the world, and more abundard than he has attained unto. dantly to you-ward."* What our
Let this thought also be a comfort. Brother Paul addressed to the CoGod does not set up His knowledge rinthians, we say to all our brethren as the arbiter of our confidence, but of the house of Israel. our own heart's knowledge. “God is The following narrative speaks for greater than our hearts, and knoweth itself, and requires neither prologue all things.” How might this confound nor epilogue from our pen. We have and destroy all hope! To prevent this sufficient bona fide materials, of the it is immediately added," “ Beloved, two years' anxious solicitude, to fill a if our heart know nothing against us, volume, but we prefer at present to then have we confidence toward God.” give our brother's tale in his own If this be so, God knows (y1vbokel) words; the moral it points is in nothing against us, although He knows glorious relief, namely that, “we all things. What grace! This sup
have this treasure in earthen vessels, poses a willingness in us to search,
that the excellency of the power may and a readiness to be faithful to Him
be of God and not of us."t] and to ourselves. If judging is needful,
Some little time after it had let us not spare; if putting away, with godly sorrow, will suffice, let us praise
pleased God to bestow His mercies Him. Our Father is too tender to
* 2 Cor. i. 12. + 1 Cor. iv. 7.
on me and my family, to bring us Yet, even in my business transacinto the fold of Christ our Lord, and tions I met with none. I had no opto enable us to understand the truth portunity to speak to any Jewish that is in Him. I used frequently brother, though the greatest part of to see a porter at the London Bridge my transactions that day was amongst station, whose appearance was that the Jews. When I had made all my of a foreigner. He seemed to me purchases, I returned to the station, a respectable and educated man ; always expecting the Jew that God he was always particularly civil was going to send to me. and ready at any time to label On arriving at the station, I met my merchandise which I had with the above named porter, and as my
train was not yet ready, he got into My curiosity became excited to conversation with me. He asked know what countryman he might be ; me how I liked Croydon, and if there on inquiry I was told that he was was a synagogue there. I told him that a Belgian. The information did not I did not belong to the synagogue. He satisfy me. I inquired of himself, then asked me if I were not a Jew? and then I learnt from him that he I said I was a Christian Jew. This was a German. From that time, I be could not understand, and so I knew him as a German, but not as a told him that I was a Jew who beJew.
lieved in Jesus Christ. When he At that time, I felt a burning heard this, he dropped his head, and desire to work amongst my Jewish spat out with the exclamation, “A brethren, and to tell them of Christ German Jew! and such a fool! I and His salvation. I wanted them am also a German Jew, but never to share with me the joy that I ex- would I believe such nonsense! A perienced in Christ my Saviour. It German Jew must be above this is especially to the Jews that Jesus
nonsense." came ; why should they be ignorant Up to that time I did not know of Him?
that he was a Jew. When I heard I had to go once to London, and that he was one, it made me recollect before starting, I went on my knees that the Jews spat in our Lord's face, to beseech the Lord to send me some and He suffered it patiently. This enone of my Jewish brethren whilst couraged me to speak more to the anon the way, in the train, or in the gry man. I cannot exactly remember street, and to give me the opportunity the burden of my communication. to speak to the same about Christ, and At any rate, it led him to tell me the to make me His instrument to bring following anecdote :-forth fruit in the Lord Jesus Christ. very rich man had an only son, Not for gain, not to make a business whom he loved more than his own of it, and not for me to glory in it, life. This young man had a very but only for God's own glory I offered intimate friend, whom he loved not myself to the Lord. In this way I less than himself. One morning this pleaded with the Lord. When I rose young man went out for a walk, and from my knees, I experienced an came to a deep river, where he, to his assurance that the Lord had heard sorrow, saw his friend struggling in my prayer; I felt sure that the Lord
the water, and was very near to be would send me, on the journey, one drowned. Without hesitation he was of my brethren to speak to. As I about to plunge into the water to save went to the station, I looked about his friend, even it it were at the peril for him that God was going to send of his own life. Whilst on the point to me; I could see none in the train, of putting the rash resolution into there was none. At every station practice, his father came, and drew the train stopped I looked for the his son back, and said, “ What a fool ne passengers, peradventure there thou art to risk thy life. I can save might be amongst them, the Jew; but thy friend without jeopardising any. none came.
So I arrived in London thing." without having seen one; still I was As the unbelieving Jew was telling sure the Lord would send me one. me this, I prayed to the Lord that
He might put an answer into my from His own word. When I handed mouth. I knew that the man meant, the Hebrew Bible to him, I asked God can save without requiring that him that whenever he was going to Christ should give His life for sinners. read it, to pray to God to teach him I asked him what he thought the truth that is in it, and to pay no divided the Red Sea ? Whether it was heed to what I was telling him, except God or Moses' rod ? He said, “God." so far as he found what I told him to • Well," I said, “could not God have be in agreement with the word of God; done it without the rod ?"
and if he found it correct, to believe My train was starting, so I bade him it. “O! never, never," he said, “will good-bye. I was very much grieved I believe it." I went home sorrowful, to see him in unbelief, and I prayed, and prayed for him. all the way home, for him. I told I wrote another letter to him with this to my wife, and we have made several explanations of some Biblical it a rule to pray for him in our every passages. I did so because I had but prayer, at home or in public, to be- little time to converse with him at the seech the Lord to open his eyes that station. The next time I came to he should see the truth that is in London Bridge I felt desirous to know Christ our Lord, and to be converted. what impression my letter had made We also asked of many of our friends upon him. I inquired of him what he to pray for him, too.
thought of the contents of the letter. The next week, when I went up to “O!” he said, “it is a very nice London, I took a book with me, to letter; I am not learned enough to give it to him to read. On that day dispute about it. I have therefore I could not speak much to him; but the made up my mind that my children following week I saw him, and he shall take their own course, and laughed at that book, and said, “What choose to be what they like; I will fool has written that book ?" he, the remain what I am. I will not teach porter, could write a better one. I them any religion at all." I tried to had another short conversation with make him understand that if he took him, and I offered to write to him ; 80 that course, his soul could not be I wrote several letters, in which I saved; to which he said he did not endeavoured to point out to him the care to hear any more about it, and error that our nation was in. Even he would request me neither to speak their daily prayers teemed with errors. nor to write any more to him about it. I pointed out to him the places where When I heard that, I left off speaking the errors were, for which I had & to him for a time. good guide in a book from the
of Some time after the last named oc. the Rev. Dr. Margoliouth, * The currence he asked me, “ How do you Fundamental Principles of Modern feel? Are you happy?" I asked him Judaism Investigated." I brought him what he meant by " happy?" He so far as to convince him that the said, “Well, when you think of what Jews believed one thing and prayed you have been at home; trained up for another; they confessed in their in the Jewish religion, having been prayers what they did not believe ; one of the Jews; and now, in a strange they professed to believe that God had religion! Does it not grieve you sent the Prophets and had spoken by sometimes?" "No!" I said. them, but they did not believe that He happy that I gave up my old religion, had fulfilled His promises, and so which was no religion at all. It was they made Him a liar. When I was not the religion ordained by God, but as far as that, he asked me to get him by men. I am happy now that I can an Old Testament in Hebrew, with an serve God according as He has orEnglish translation. I applied to dained His worship
His holy Miss E. for a copy, and she got one. Prophets. As for being a Jew, I have I took it to him, he paid for it, and never ceased to be one !” “How is was very much pleased with his ac- that? You are a Christian!' Yes," quisition. Before I gave the sacred I said; “but Christianity belongs to volume to him, I prayed to the Lord the Jews. All the Jewish Prophets to bless him, and show him the truth prophesied respecting the Christian
“ I am
Dispensation to come." I pointed That day I can consider to be the out to him Jeremiah xxxi. 31, where happiest one in my life; I praised the Lord promised that He would the Lord for His goodness. I had make a new covenant, not like the old the privilege one Sunday in the one. Also that Messiah was to be month of last July to see him, with born of a virgin ; that He was to be his sister, baptized at St. Andrew's called THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, Church here at Croydon. Thank &c. &c. “Now," I said, “I am a God, he grows in grace day by day. real Jew; now I am in the real faith About two years intervened between of our father Abraham, in the real my first interview with him and his Law of Moses, obeying that Prophet baptism.
L. L. of whom Moses prophesied, that whosoever would not obey Him, the Lord would require it of the same."
“ YE SHALL BE GATHERED ONE BY When I spoke thus to him he ONE, O YE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL."* seemed to be very attentive, and was
The above promise, spiritually consirather surprised, or pleased, to hear that I have not ceased to be a Jew.
dered, is, now-a-days, realised almost I had several similar conversations
continuously. Almost every Christian with him after this; he having begun
congregation in the metropolis or in
the provinces has, now and then, an opto search diligently in the Old Testament respecting the correctness of
portunity of witnessing the fulfilment what I said to him. He began to ask
of that promise in a spiritual sense,
and to certify themselves that God me lots of questions, which I answered
hath not cast away His people, by according to the best of my ability,
seeing the children of Israel" gathered God helping me. Once and again he cried out he would never believe in
one by one" into the fold of Christ.
On Sunday, the 18th ult., the CongreChrist! I almost began to despair
gation of the Regent Square Presbyof any good result of my speaking any
terian Church had the privilege of more to him. So I left it in God's hands to do the rest.
witnessing such an ingathering. The
restored one was Mr. J. Adler, a nameI was not a little surprised one day
sake and near relative of the chief at London Bridge, when he came up Rabbi of England. to me, and said that he had some
When we had written thus far the thing to tell me, and he went with me
following letter reached us from an a little distance from the station and
esteemed brother, which we give in told me of his conviction of sins, and
extenso :that he had commenced a God-pleasing life ; honest to all men. “I am glad “ Bible Stand, Crystal Palace, to hear that," I said; "but it is very
· London, S.E. far from pleasing the Lord; as long
“January 20th, 1874. as you do not believe in Christ, it can't * Dear Dr., please the Lord.” “But He was only “ Mr. J. Adler made a public conan impostor," he said (rather hesita- fession of his faith in the Lord Jesus tingly). “If he had been an impostor, Christ, before a very numerous conwhat did He gain then by His im- gregation, assembled in the Presbyposture ?" I asked.
“ The people terian Church, Regent Square, on wished to make Him a king, and He Sunday last. The Rev. Dr. Dykes refused their offer. He had not where commenced the service by prayer, to lay His head. What purpose'could singing of hymns, and reading the such an imposition have served Him?"
Scriptures. He then delivered a He could not answer me, and so we very lucid, eloquent, and interesting parted. About two or three weeks discourse on Romans iii. 27-30. After after that, he again said to me he had which the Rev.Theod. J. Meyer gave a something to tell me, and away from most impressive and affecting address, the station again we went. He then which was listened to by the people confessed to me that he believed that
with profound attention. He enJesus was the Christ, and the Son of God.
Isaiah xxvii. 12.
deavoured especially to impress the in God's mercy only. Mr. Theod. J. Convert that his becoming a Christian Meyer, whilst addressing the restored was not the going over from one com- penitent, changed the impious words munity to another—the abjuration of and prayers of our fathers— His one creed for another—but that in his blood be on us and on our children' case, that of a Jew by birth, he, con- -into . His blood is on you. He fessing the Christian faith, was only pointed out to the newly baptized exchanging the shadow for the real believer his, the believer's, altered substance, &c.
position towards God, towards God's “ When the address was over, and Law, and towards Israel's Hope; upon Mr. Adler had replied satisfactorily which our Rev. Brother founded apto the questions relative to his belief propriate exhortations. The general in the fundamental truths of Chris- congregation, who were pathetically tianity, he received, by the hands of exhorted with regard to their duty the Rev. Theod. J. Meyer, the ordi- towards Israel, were deeply impressed nance of baptism, when he was by with the solemn service." that rite introduced into relationship with Christ's Church on earth. May
ANOTHER HEBREW CHRISTIAN his example lead many more to come
ADDED TO THE MINISTRY OF out from error and confess THE
THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. TRUTH!
"Mr. Adler's case is an encourage. On Sunday, the 21st of last December, ment to all such as sow beside all the Lord Bishop of London admitted, waters.' Mr. A. was presented with at St. Paul's Cathedral, amongst a copy of the New Testament in others, Jerusalem Gedeliah-the seGerman at the Bible Stand, 1862, cond son of the Rev. Dr. Myers, the which was then placed opposite the venerable Vicar of all Saints', DalInternational Exhibition in Hyde ston-to the holy office of Deacon. It Park. Subsequently he came from is a cheering picture to contemplate time to time to the present Bible the aged father and his two sons, of Stand at the Crystal Palace. Here the stock of Abraham, ministering in he was pointed to “the Lamb of God, the name of Jesus Christ, our Rethat taketh away the sins of the deemer, the Lord of Hosts. We look world.'
upon the numerous returns amongst "Last summer he expressed a de- our people to the Shepherd and sire to receive regular Christian in Bishop of our souls, and on the actistruction. For that purpose I sent vity amongst Hebrew Christians in the Rev. Theod. J. Meyer to visit him. the Lord's work, as the most signifiThe ministrations of our able and cant signs of the times. worthy brother, as well as the teaching of his coadjutor, Mr. Friedberg, have been of great benefit to Mr. Adler.
THE FRIENDSHIP OF THE “Cast thy bread upon the waters,
“ JEWISH WORLD." for thou shalt find it after many days.' The juvenile Anglo-Hebrew print “Yours sincerely, “J. ALEXANDER."
has just somewhat startled us by its
unwonted civility, we might almost Another letter informs us :—"Not- have said uncommon suavity, towards withstanding the bad weather, the
the Christian religion, A filthy, vile, large church was completely filled ; a good number of Jews-converted
obscene, blasphemous Hebrew Broand unconverted—were present. Dr. chure, concocted in the middle ages, Dykes evolved from his text, in the under the title of Toledoth Yeshu clearest possible manner, that the founded on passages scattered over Israelites, notwithstanding their pecu
the veracious Talmud and other relia. liar advantages and position, were obliged-by the very monotheism and
ble Rabbinical works-has just been Law which they professed to be guided translated into the vernacular jargon by—to seek salvation through faith spoken by Russian and Polish Jews.