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TABLE OF CONTENTS.
BEING FOR TijE YEAR 1822.
Prayer for Winter. Translated from
Sermon.-No. X. Op 1 Tim. iv. 12.
Letter from a Clergymap on the Nature vention, (continued from p. 40.) ib.
and Evidences of Conversion 22 General Convention--Constitution of
Poetry--Extract from the Messiah,
translated from the original German
The Necessary Duty of Family Prayer, Relig. Intell.--New York--35th Annual
was established and the Christian Consecration of Trinity Church, New
46 York, and Obituary Notice of Rev.
Theological.-On the Management of
municants ; Society for advance-
Receiving of the Holy Communion. Sunday Schools
Worship of God considered 117 from Mr. Hodgson's Journal, (con-
tinued from p. 136.)
Relig. Intell---Domestick--.Confirina Theological.-On an Incorrect Reading
of 1 Tim. iv. 16.
Stations at Elliot and Brainerd 134 Extract from the Messiah, translated
136 stock, (continued from p. 157.) 193
ib. Rolig. Intell.--General Theological
Seminary--Address of the Trus.
South Carolina--Society for the ad-
vancement of Christianity--twelfth
On the Charge of Popish Corruptions
ing; Officers ; Funds
Review of Allen's Abridgment of
from Heckewelder's Narrative,
State of the Church, Parochial Re.
Number of Clergymen
Massachusetts-Rules of Order of
Presidency by Bishop Chase ib. Literary-Henry Martyn's Sermons 360
ib. Errata in August Number, in Ac-
ib. count of Pennsylvania Convention ib.
the Eastern Diocese, at Ports The Forms of the Church opposed
On the Right of Prive te Judgment 344 Relig. Intell.--New Jersey-- Thirty-
Poetry—The Age of Benevolence 353 ninth Annual Convention ; Paro-
venth Biennial Convention ; Pro-
Summary; Bishop's Remarks; Gen-
356 eral Theological Seminary; Gen-
stract of Journals for 1820, 1821,
Massachusetts-Ordination and Con-
Pennsylvania-Ordination at Phila To Correspondents
Knowing that I am set for the defence of the Gospel.” Phil. i. 17.
[No. 1. Vol. II.
TO THE PATRONS OF THE GOSPEL
been extended, of those whose praise the conductors would most covet; and ani
ated by such encouragements, they At the commencement of a new year, enter on the deities of their second the conductors of the Gospel Advocate year, in the confident expectation that consider it as a fit occasion to implore both the subscribers, and the distant the blessing of almighty God upon their contributors to their work, will increase future labours, and to express their their patronage, and with prayer to gratitude to him, that he hath been the almighly Source of light and love, pleased to prosper their past exertions. that he, without whose aid all labours
In saying that their exertions have would be ineffectual, will be pleased been prospered, they wish not to to illuminate, and guide, and control be understood as magnifying their them. merits or their success. A periodical To promote the honour of God's holy publication like theirs has, in its in- name, and the knowledge and revefancy, to struggle with many disade rence of his holy word, it will be, as vantages. Expenses constantly accu. it has been, their endeavour, io guard mulating, which the increase of sub- themselves, upon every subject, against scriptions does not equal, until the the narrow feelings of party; and to character of the work is established, take an expanded and liberal view of render its fate precarious ; and in most all that is connected with the Christian cases it is not till the expiration of the religion. When they speak of liberalifirst year,
that any calculation can be ty, however, they wish to be understood formed, as to the probability of its in the proper sense of that much abused permanence. In the case of the Gos- term. By expanded and liberal views, pel Advocate, therefore, the conductors they mean those views of Christian feel themselves much encouraged by doctrine, discipline and worship, which the circumstance, that notwithstanding result from an examination of the whole the low prices at which it has been Christian church, as it has existed in sold, the number of subscribers is near- all ages, and in all places. The moly adequate to the expenses. The ment men confine their views to the patronage of the publick, has been habits and practices of the small spot gradually increasing, from month to which they themselves inhabit, their month, and the work is beginning to vision becomes contracted. The smallcirculate in the extremities of the union. . est of their own observances appear to What is of still more consequence, it has be as important as the first principles met with the approbation,wherever it has of the doctrine of Christ; and the con2
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