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Notices of Books— True Life the Object of True Glorying.
ceived the directions, twelve hours | miles, the size of Herefordshire, before the Passover. A command, these, at five to the acre, would however, on which life and death need only 60 or 70 square miles, depended, could not have been one-twentieth of an average English given to every household, and county. Finally, it is quite absurd obeyed, within the twelve hours, to suppose that the flocks must have nor a second command at midnight been spread over the whole space have started them all in hurried required for their permanent pasture, flight into the wilderness.'
on the very eve of migration, for Mr. Birks's reply is triumphantly which several weeks' preparation conclusive. He shows, first of all had evidently been made.' that the population was just one We cordially commend this most million less than London at the pres - judicious, scholarly, and admirable ent time; then, that the very reply of Mr. Birks to the Bishop of phrase Colenso says is not used, Natal to the thoughtful attention of that night, is used, and in another our readers. verse of the very same chapter; that the phrase rendered this day is True Life THE OBJECT OP True confessedly better rendered, this
GLORYING. A sermon occasioned self same day, referring naturally,
by the death of James Sheridan to the time when the event should
Knowles, Esq., with a sketch of take place, and in suitable terms;
his Christian character and life. that at least a fortnight intervened
By ALFRED C. Thomas. London: between the command and the
Elliot Stock. exodus; and lastly, in reference to The text of this sermon is Jeremiah
Let not the wise man the lambs, that—but Mr. Birks shall
ix., 23-24. here speak for himself; 'If twenty observes that the three things the
glory in his wisdom, 8c. Mr. Thomas was a frequent number for one Paschal company in peaceful times world glories in are, knowledge, at Jerusalem, there is no necessity power, and wealth, and that the for a lower arerage in Egypt, where words of the prophet probibit all the families must have been large
such glorying. He then glances at from their rate of increase, and the true objects in which alone crowded in and near Rameses before
men of God can glory, · undertheir expected departure.
The standing and knowing God. Mr. number of lambs probably needed Thomas afterwards glances briefly would thus be only 90,000. Instead at the character of the gifted and of one in three, as assumed, one in eccentric man, who, according to the ten, as we see in Genesis xxxii., 14, Athaneum, was the most original is the fair allowance of the rams
dramatist of modern times. Mr. of the flock; which gives 200,000 Thomas says, that while Mr. Knowles for all the lambs of the first
discovered the true object of
year, instead of twice that number. Next, glorying late in life, when once it the ratio of five to one for the
was discovered, he most ardently whole flock is taken from Australia, pursued it; that his character was where the sheep are kept almost a union of simplicity and strength; entirely for their wool, and the flesh that while zealous for Protestantism is of little value. In England, and for baptism by immersion, it is where they are kept mainly for the not true to say that sectarianism meat, as in Goshen, 100 ewes will soured his temper and narrowed his give 100 to 140 lambs in a season ;
mind, and that he never became a as may be learned from any village sectary in any sense ; and that shepherd. Hence, finally, a flock humility, thankfulness, and prayerof 200,000 ewes, instead of ten fulness marked his whole Christian times the number, would provide the lambs really required for the THE ORIGIN AND TENDENCIES OF Passover. Instead of 625 square
INFANT BAPTISM, By WILLIAM
WALTERS, of Newcastle. London: What is the unpreached Gospel ? Heaton & Son.
This—according to our authorMr. WALTERS in this discourse that it is the will of God, through takes up the supposed origin of the elect church, to make the masses infant baptism, as foreshadowed in of mankind after the resurrection the rite of circumcision, in the acquainted with the Saviour they conduct of Christ to children, in the never knew on earth.' This is, so he commission, as embracing in its declares, the gospel embedded in terms infants, in the baptism of the Bible, rather than found in any households, and in the passage in one specific text. The ‘kingdom' 1 Cor. vii. 14. He shows, that in everywhere spoken of in the New each case there is no ground for the Testament, is this kingdom after deduction made by pædo-baptists, death, not the triumph of holy and that even the most learned of principles in this life. Those who their adherents have been obliged wilfully reject the truth now, and to confess that the practice came persist in this rejection, pass into into existence subsequently to apos- a condition of hopeless and irretolic times. In confirmation of this mediable ruin. But those who are last statement be quotes Neander, indifferent, careless, the subjects of Hahn, Lange, Jacobi, and Schleier- mental and moral torpor, the result macher. The first reference to of animalism, oppression, superstiinfant baptism is in A.D. 200, by tion, the cares of the world, or in. Tertullian, who alludes to it to capacity to realizeanother-will make protest against it. The practice it- the great 'field' in which the church self originated in Africa, the most cor- hereafter shall find her great work. rupt portion of the church. The per- The writer seems to think that nicious tendencies of infant baptism the best way of propagating his Mr. Walters urges are these, that views is to state them in foggy it lessens men's reverence and regard sentences rather than to put them for the supreme authority of Jesus prominently forward in orderly Christ; lessens also their respect array. A beautiful haze hangs over for the Scriptures as a rule of faith the subject of the pamphlet, and and practice; and tends to deceiveand precludes the possibility of its ruin the souls of men. The sermon, winning many disciples. If it be while earnest and candid in its true, it is certainly worthy of more spirit, is destitute of bitterness. definite treatment. If it be false : It is one that may induce pædo it may safely be left in its own baptists who would carefully read misty environment. it,' to a reconsideration of their JOURNAL DES FAMILLES. 1re Liv. views on the subject of baptism. RAJSON. London: Allan & Co., A MOTHER'S PERPLEXITY ; OR MUST Stationers' Hall Court.
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J. C. Smith, of Leicester, preached THE YORKSHIRE CONFERENCE as from Gal. vi. 9. sembled at Stalybridge, on Good The meeting for business Friday, April 3, 1863.
sembled in the afternoon. The In the morning Rev. E. Gladwell, attendance from the reighbourhood of Edgeside, preached from Isaiah was good. Rev. C. Clarke, B.A., xxviii. 16 : Therefore thus saith the of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, prayed, and Lord God, Behold I lay in Zion for a Rev. W. Jarrom presided. From foundation a stone, a tried stone, a the reports given it appeared that precious corner stone, a sure foundation; since the last Conference eighty. he that believeth shall not make haste, five had been baptized, one hundred
In the afternoon, at two o'clock, and eighteen were candidates for the Conference_ met for business, baptism, and twelve had been rewhen Mr. T. Priest, one of the stored to fellowship. The doxology deacons of the church, presided, being sung and the minutes of the and the Rev. W. Fox, of Rochdale, last meeting read, the following
business was attended to :Reported baptized since the 1. Congratulatory address to the previous Conference fifty. Good Prince of Wales. It was unaniFriday being a day when many of mously agreed that a congratulatory the ministers have special engage- address on his recent marriage ments very few were present at this should be sent from this Conference Conference. A goodly number of to the Prince of Wales ; that Mr. the Stalybridge friends, however, J. F. Winks, of Leicester, and the attended the services, so that the Secretary prepare the address; and congregations were not small. The that it be signed by the Chairman following resolutions were passed :- and Secretary.
1. That brethren Noble, of Roch- There was no other business. dale, and Sutcliffe, of Stalybridge, The standing topic in such cases audit the Treasurer's account of the for friendly conversation was then Leeds Relief Committee.
introduced: What more can be done 2. That we request the ministers in this district to promote vital in this Conference to accede to the godliness ? A very desultory though invitations of the church at Staly- useful conversation ensued. bridge to supply their pulpit till The next Conference to be held the next meeting.
at Hugglescote, on Whit Tuesday, 3. That this Conference is ex. May 26, Rev. Anderson, of tremely sorry to see so few ministers Ilkeston, to preach. and representatives present, and A collection will be made at the next hopes that in future they will en Conference for incidental expences. deavour to attend.
A Home Missionary meeting was That the next Conference be held held in the evening. at Shore, on Whit Monday, May 25.
J. J. GOADBY, Secretary. Rev. R. Horsefield, of Leeds, to preach in the morning; and, in case THE CHESHIRE CONFERENCE was of failure, the Rev. C. Springthorpe, | held at Wheelockheath, on Tuesday, of Heptonstall Slack.
April 14, 1863. 0. HARGREAVES, Secretary. The morning service was opened
by reading and prayer by the THE MIDLAND CONFERENCE met at Rev. C. E. Pratt, and the Rev. W. Kegworth, on Easter Tuesday, Taylor, of Stoke - upon · Trent, April 7. The Secretary read the preached from Ephesians y, 18.
The Conference met in the after.
ANNIVERSARIES. noon, when the Rev. R. Pedley occupied the chair. From the re- LINCOLN.-The special religious ports of the churches it appears services alluded to in your last that few comparatively have been number are still continued, and the added to our numbers. Still we gracious work of God in the conare thankful to say we have much version of sinners is still witnessed reason to be hopeful and take courage among us. On the first Sabbath in for the future. We are glad our April the services connected with friends at Stoke have been suc- our church anniversary commenced. cessful in securing the acceptable Rev.J.Cookson, M.A., whoministers services of the Rev. W. Taylor, to us statedly, preached in the mornlate of Castle Donington.
ing, and at the close of the sermon 1. Tbat the Baptist church at in the afternoon, (preached by the Audlem be received into this Con- Rev. T. Horsfield, of Louth,) bapference.
tized six persons.
Mr. Horsfield 2. That this Conference recom- preached again in the evening: mend the Committee to co-operate The Lord's supper was administered, with the church at Nantwich in and the persons newly baptized reelecting new Trustees; and, if ceived the right hand of fellowship. necessary, take legal advice. On the Monday afternoon we had a
3. That the church at Nantwich tea meeting, and a public meeting try to secure supplies through Mr. was afterwards held, presided over R. Pedley, jun., till the next Con by the Rev. J. Cookson, M.A. ference; and that the churches be Deeply interesting addresses were asked to continue their contributions delivered by the Rev. T. W. for the cause there.
Mathews, of Boston; R. Parks, 4. That the next Conference be Primitive Methodist; J. Lambrick, held at Stoke-upon-Trent, on the Free Methodist. The proceeds of first Tuesday of October.
these services were £14. 5. That the thanks of this Con. PETERBOROUGH.- On Lord's - day, ference be given to the Rev. W. April 12, the Rev. W. Telfer, of Taylor for his excellent sermon in the Whittlesea, preached in the General morning. JAMES MADEN, Secretary. Baptist chapel, to good congregaBAPTISMS.
tions. On the following day a LINEHOLME, TODMORDEN.-On
public tea was provided in the asLord's-day, February 1, we added sembly-room. Nearly 200 persons
tea Addresses were three to our church by baptism; afterwards delivered by the Revs. and, on April 12, six others. A Robertson and Telfer, Independents; discourse on baptism preceded the Ashworth, Primitive Methodist; ordinance, and a sermon to the bap- Cooke, Wesleyan; and Allsop, and tized followed on each occasion.
Barrass, Baptists. The attendance
W. S. SHORE.—On Good Friday, April unusually interesting. The amount
was very large, and the meeting 3, early in the morning, ten persons raised, clear of all expences, was were publicly baptized by Rev. T. £15 65. 10d.
T. B. Gill, pastor. PETERBOROUGH.-On Lord's - day,
RECOGNITIONS. April 5, four persons were baptized SHORE. Recognition Serrices of in the General Baptist chapel, three Rev. T. Gill.-On Good Friday, of whom were afterward received April, 3, the services connected with into the church.
the settlement of Rev. T. Gill, of LOUGHBOROUGH, Baxter-gate.-On Shore, were held. Rev. J. S. Potts, Lord's-day, April 5th, three were of Cornholme, read and prayed ; baptized and added to the church. Rev. R. Horsfield, of Leeds, gave
S. T. the introductory discourse; Rev. Intelligence- Removal, 8.c.
W. Salter proposed the questions
REMOVAL. to the church, to which Mr. Thomas Greenwood, one of the deacons, Rev. C. BURROWs, of Measham, replied; and to the minister. After has accepted an invitation to the Mr. Gill's reply, Rev.J. Sutcliffe, late pastorate of the church at New of Stalybridge, offered prayer, and Lenton, and commences his labours Rev. R. Ingham, of Vale, preached on the first Sabbath in May. on the Christian ministry. After dinner, which was provided in the MISCELLANEOUS. school-room adjoining, Rev. C. Springthorpe, of Heptonstall Slack, LOUGHBOROUGH, Baxter - gate. read and prayed, Rev. W. Gray, of | Testimonial to Rev. E. Stevenson.—The Birchcliffe, preached from 1 Thess. Rev. E. Stevenson 'having recently v. 12, 13. After tea, at which a completed the twenty-first year of his numerous company assembled, a ministry in this place, the friends public meeting was held, Mr. J. H. thought it a fitting opportunity of Wilson, of Cornholme, in the chair. shewing their esteem and regard to Addresses were given by Revs. R. him personally, and their appreciaIngham, J. S. Potts, W. Salter, T. tion of his services as a minister, Gill, and others.
by presenting him with a sub
stantial token of their affection and COVENTRY.--Rev. H. Cross.-On good will. On the 3rd of April, a Tuesday, April 7, a social tea meeting meeting of the members of the was held in the school-rooms, for the church and any friends in the conpurpose of giving a hearty welcome gregation who desired to be present to the new minister, Rev. H. Cross, was held. Tea was provided in the of Chilwell College, Nottingham, school-room. After tea, the meeting who entered upon his work on the adjourned to the chapel, which was previous Sunday. About 160 sat down decorated for the occasion with to tea. After tea an interesting evergreens and flowers, Scriptural meeting took place in thechapel. Mr. mottos, and others expressive of John Knight, in a most appropriate the good will and affection of the speech, gave Mr. Cross, in the name church and people towards their of the church and congregation, a pastor. The chair was taken by hearty welcome to their sanctuary, Mr. Fisher, one of the deacons. city, and homes, earnestly trusting The Rev. Thomas Stevenson, of that his labours would be eminently Leicester, prayed. The chairman successful. Mr. K. then called upon then addressed the meeting. He Mr. Cross, as their minister, to then called upon Mr. Savage, preside. On taking the chair, Mr. another deacon, to make the presCross was loudly cheered. He entation. Mr. Savage said that it thanked them for the enthusiastic had been proposed that the oldest welcome they had given him, and officer should take that part of the stated he should at all times need proceedings; but from ill health, their co-operation, sympathy, and and not feeling himself incompetent prayers in the discharge of his for the occasion, the lot had fallen most responsible
duties. The Rev.J. upon him. The testimonial conMacNaughton, of Wolvey,spoke upon sisted of a handsome gold English the nature of the union formed, and lever watch, with gold dial, jeweled the duties it imposed; which was in six holes, with gold guard chain followed by suitable addresses by attached. On the dome of the watch, Messrs. J. S. Beamish, Townsend, the following inscription was tasteH. Beamish, and J. Goodridge. All fully engraved: ‘Presented to Rev. the speakers expressed the interest E. Stevenson, by the members and they felt in this place of worship, friends of the General Baptist and wished minister and people 'church, Baxter-gate, Loughborough, great prosperity.
3rd April, 1863.' The Rev. E.