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Morell's Studies in History, p. 17,177 Rev. Jno Whitehouse's Kingdom of
From Hewitt's Tour in America, 4 The Adventurer, 243, 261
Dr. Kirwan's Sermons, 261
Address of the Society of Friends in
Lady Morgan's Tour, 294
Pemberton's Journey to Scotland, 305
Turkish Warfare, 306
Tremlett's Reflections, 817
Macdearmid's Life of Lord Burleigh,
Brief Remarks upon the Carnal and
Spiritual Nature of Man, 359
Raffles's Tour on the Continent, 361
Eccletus to the Archbishops, &c. 363
Defensive War considered, 373
Friend of Peace, 25, 87, 120, 148,
152, 153, 188, 204, 209, 217, 248,
250, 251, 253, 263, 295, 303, 306,
pp. 30, 31, 63, 64, 95, 96, 126, 159, 256, 283, 287, 320, 352, 378
Advertisement to the Readers of The Herald, p. 380
HERALD OF PEACE.
TO THE FRIENDS OF PEACE.
Two years have now elapsed In answer to this inquiry, we are
since the first publication of aware that so great a good is not to The Herald of Peace. Its name was be accomplished merely by an exhiintended to designate the momentous bition, under various views, of the design of its establishment; and we sacred and scriptural obligations to think we may confidently appeal to peace ; nor by exposing the glaring our past labours for satisfactory evils and direful consequences of proofs that we have acted consis- mortal strife. These attacks upon tently with our professed" purpose, War, necessary and useful as they and have strenuously endeavoured to are, can be compared only to the dispromote the reign of Peace upon the tant cannonadings against some strong earth.
fortress, and, of themselves, will be In the pursuit of an object thus insufficient for the overthrow of the benevolent and divine, we have de- foe. Other and less obvious methods sired to write at all times in the spirit of attack must be resorted to. We of Christian charity; and to avoid must open the trenches, and comevery theological or political ques- mence gradual approaches on every tion, which was not closely connected side, until the deep-laid foundations with the subject. The Herald of of this strong hold of Satan be comPeace announces its message to pletely undermined, and its total deChristians of all nations, sects and molition secured. parties. It recognises no shades of It is to be recollected, that millions distinction in the sincere and affec- upon millions of our fellow-men are tionate disciples of Christ; for it not Christians! the weapons of our ayows the important principle of warfare, therefore, which are not union contained in the declaration, carnal, will, when levelled against “One is your master, even Christ, them, fall innoxious to the ground. and all ye are brethren.”
Thousands and tens of thousands of The chief inquiry which we have those who are nominally Christians, been (and still are) anxious to re-are deplorably ignorant, superstitious solve, is this, By what means may and depraved! What can such beings mankind be entirely delivered from know of the humble, self-denying, the dreadful practice of War, and live pacific character of the religion of under the habitual influence of the the Cross ? godlike spirit of Peace?
From such considerations as these,
we cannot but rejoice in every effort that as it has been, so it will continue that is made to instruct the ignorant, to be our fixed purpose, to cultivate a -to distribute the volume of divine spirit of union. truth, and to evangelize the world, Let nothing we have said, however, wherever, or by whomsoever those lead any of our readers to imagine efforts are made. We stop not to that we purpose, in the slighest deask, whether these Christian Philan- 'gree, to depart from our original thropists have received their commis- object. If we deem it right to recomsions from Episcopal, Dissenting, or mend the excellent institutions which Methodist associations. We dare not have been established for instructing withhold from them our sympathy, youth and enlightening the nations, it our interest, and our prayers, until is avowedly with a regard to the ultiwe have ascertained whether they are mate and universal prevalence of Çalvinists or Arminians, Presbyte- Peace throughout the world, which rians or Independents. To enlighten those institutions are calculated to mankind, -to spread far and wide promote. Indeed nothing can be more the sacred blessings of the gospel of remote from our intention than to peace, are they gone forth, and recede from continued and open at" herein we do rejoice, yea and will tacks upon War, or to shrink from the rejoice.” Where is the man, pos- defence of the peculiar principle of sessing the least claim to the charac- the Englisu and AMERICAN Peace ter of a Christian, who does not glory Societies, which we have hitherto uniin the extensive establishment of formly maintained, and which presses Schools, and in the noble institutions upon us with increasing force. On for the circulation of the Scriptures? the contrary, this -will continue the And the Friends of Peace have pecu- chief characteristic of the Herold, liar cause to rejoice in all these be- and we hope that the Friends of nevolent labours ; for they know that Peace will perceive, in its succeeding the New Testament, in its progress Numbers, that we not only remain among the nations, must promote the principled against al War, but that great object which they have in view, in supporting this position, we neither Its universal diffusion cannot fail relax in activity nor zeal. effectually, and absolutely, to exterminate the War monster from the face On the powerful, extensive, and of the earth.
beneficial effects which might be These too are subjects in the ad expected to result from a union of vancement of which Christians of
Christian Societies, for the purs every name may, and do, cordially
pose of eradicating a passion for
War, and establishing, univerand affectionately unite, in a manner
sally, a spirit of Peace. truly honourable to the religion of Sir, Jesus. Actuated by sincere feelings All great and good objects are of respect, esteem, and love to his indebted, for the success with which faithful disciples, however distinguish they are attended, to the strong bond ed from each other by slight differ- viduals pursuing those objects are
of union by which the various indiences of doctrine, or discipline, or connected. This assertion holds good modes of worship, we venture to affirm, also in regard to purposes which we
must pronounce iniquitous and base. as such, in all its extent and absolute A reference to the pages of history obligation, is still imperfectly felt: will yield numerous facts illustrative Much indeed has been done, but of these assertions. What but union more, I feel persuaded, remains to carried the wandering Israelites be accomplished. through all the difficulties which Nor would I confine this spirit of threatened to overwhelm them? And union to individuals of different reliwhat but union enabled the adherents gious' sects. It should prevail beof Mahomet successfully to contend tween churches of various denomi. with the formidable obstacles which nations. Though they may differ on opposed the propagation of their te- some few points of doctrine, discipline, nets, and the triumph of their arms.? or forms of worship, they should haIf we may slightly notice modern bitually feel and demonstrate that, as times, I would ask what enabled Christian Churches, they are still undisciplined, unorganized America “one in Christ Jesus.” to establish her independence? or On some points it would not be revolutionary France to resist effec- possible, nor is it desirable that diftually so many formidable combi- ferent religious societies should unite nations ? The answer is obvious their efforts. If they maintain careA decided and resolute, union of the fully the Christian character and mass of the population! To these temper, greater good may be perhaps examples we may add, the progress effected by their separate labours. with which different Christian So- But there are many subjects upon cieties have made their way in the which they can combine their influworld, notwithstanding the opposition ence and their talents. All those and persecution, civil
, military, and should be engaged in with affectionecclesiastical, with which they have ate zeal, with the spirit of charity, had to contend.
and with resolute constancy. The strength with which indivi The chief object of this address is duals in some societies have been to direct the attention of Christian linked together, has been remarkably Churches, of every denomination, to great; and no force, but that of the the important subject which is advodismembering sword, has appeared cated in the Herald of Peace; and capable of dividing the social tie. I wish them seriously to consider But where is the principle of-union, whether it is not their absolute duty whether civil or religious, which (now that determined, and strenuous ought to exceed in force that by which efforts are making to remove the reChristians should be united to each proach of War from Christian nations, other! If they be the sincere pro- and to " publish Peace,") to assofessors of Christianity, are they not ciate themselves together, and to lend "all one in Christ Jesus?” If they their "aid for the accomplishment of be properly entitled to bear that holy purposes so noble and divine! All name by which they are called, shail may not perhaps go to the same exany subdividing appellation sever tent of view upon this subject, but their sacred bond of brotherhood ? as the followers of the meek and Most solemnly, most imperatively lowly Saviour, as believers in the are they enjoined by their common truths and obligations of the Gospel, faith to love each other with fervour they must join in wishing the univerand with constancy; and he that sal prevalency of pacific principles. loveth not thus“ his brother whom The interested and préjudiced advóhe hath seen,” is judged to be inca- cates for War, among the men of the pable of " loving God whom he bath world, are numerous and powerful; not seen.” It is greatly to be la- and will any sincere Christian, will mented that this union of Christians, any Christian Church, feel justified
in declining to come to the help of thus powerful, what may we not antithe Lord against the mighty?” The cipate from the purity and excellence work of Peace is going on trium- of the principles they would then phantly; and we know, from the more particularly vindicate, - the never-failing prophecies of Scripture, lovely examples they would display, that it will continue to go on, and the powerful influence in society will eventually prevail; and can the which they would employ, and the Churches of Christ, as such, be sa- fervent and effectual prayers they tisfied that it should do so without any would offer to the God of love and aid being afforded by them towards peace? Nothing less, I am perthe blessed work ?
suaded, than that War would be Let it not be objected, that they speedily and for ever banished from could do little good in the cause, and Europe, and that, with the co-opethat they fear to commit themselves ration of pacific America, the grato a party. By associating for the cious influence and benign effects of purposes of Peace, they will not be in- the spirit of Christian Peace would volved in any Theological or Political be rapidly extended over the face of question, for with these the Friends the globe. of Peace neither have, nor will have, Let me not be charged with enthuany thing to do. And with regard to siasm in these expectations. What the efficiency of their exertions, we great effects resulted from the efforts have already seen the benefits which of a few individuals when the reforever flow from a union of influence mation of Popery took place'; and and intelligence. If each individual what hath God already wrought by sect can look back with satisfaction the Society for the circulation of the upon the success with which it has Scriptures ! Only let Christians of become established, attributing it, every denomination cordially unite under the divine blessing, to the for the overthrow of War, and by the union which has subsisted among its blessing of God its destruction is members, who can calculate the certain.
H. vast and happy consequences which would arise from a union of Christian Churches, for the express purpose
To the Editor of the Herald of Peace. of establishing Peace! In an en ESTEEMED FRIEND, gagement so peculiarly characteristic I Am obliged by the ready inserof the mind that was in Christ Jesus, tion Jate communication obtained may we not anticipate the rich and in the Herald of Peace; and having abundant blessing of God! Such observed an extract given by “ Mo a union would at its very outset make derator" from the tour of my
friend the War-spirit tremble. Shaking his E. Howitt through the United States black and portentous wings, he will of America, I have great pleasure begin to prepare for his flight from in forwarding two others from the Christian nations, and will seek for same publication. a retreat among the barbarous tribes The author was travelling in the of Africa and Asia. But thither will
But thither will stage on his way to Orange County : the messengers of the everlasting the conversation had turned
the Gospel pursue him, until he be com national distress, on the existence of pelled to return to the arch fiend, which all were unanimous, but at whose grand agent he has so long variance as to its origin : each indibeen in subjugating and oppressing vidual had his peculiar opinion ; atmankind!
tributing it to causes which, if not If the universal association of Chris wholly unconnected with it, were tians to preserve and establish Peace, possessed only of that agency which would at the very commencement be his interest or particular mode of