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Sermons.

Attwood, Benjamin, Esq., 137, 498
Funeral Discourse on J. Finnie, Esq.,

Australia, 45

481

Austria, 44

The Married State, Here and Hereafter, Auxiliary New Church Missionary and

437

Tract Society, 97, 548

"Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem,” in Bacup, 46;

memory of the Rev. J. Hyde, 509

Baptist Missionary Society, 281

“What thon seest write in a book.” Barnoldswiek, 92, 505
Preached before the General Confer. Barnsley, 356

Bath, 286, 457

ence, 1874, 294

Bible Society, 282

Reviews.

Birkenhead, 286

Birmingham, 93, 143, 286, 356, 592

Apocalypse Revealed, 184

Blackburn, 144, 237, 457, 594

Atonement, The, 587

Blake, William, 410

Character: its Elements and Develop. Bolton, 288

ment, 35

Bourn, 49, 144

Christian Psychology, 442

Bradford, 550

De L'Esprit et de l'Homme comme Etre Brightlingsea, 93, 288, 593
spirituel, 184

Brisbane, Queensland, 457, 504
Dickinson's Theological Quarterly, 329 Bristol, 47, 288
Examination (An) of the Alleged Dis. Bruce, Rev. J. E., 139
crepancies of the Bible, 277

Building Fund, 190

Health and Disease, 443

Butter, Mr., Testimonial to, 553

La Sapienza Angelica sulla Divine Provi. Cambridge, 400

denza, 184

Chalklen, Rev. T., 291

Life of the Rev. J. Clowes, 37

Chester, 47

Light on Life, 541

Christian Union, 545

Linguist and Educational Review, The, Church Missionary Society, 281

443

Clayton-le-Moors, 359, 592

Miracles and Modern Spiritualism, On, Conference, 291, 362, 410, 444, 498, 546,
278

590
Sancta Corna; or, the Holy Supper, 87 Conference Building Fund, 190
Son, Remember, 136

Conference, Religious Services, 454

Swedenborg Studies, 587

Conference, Social Meetings, 453

Swedenborg, Account of, from D. G. Conference Tea Party, 450

Gregory's History of the Christian Convention, General, 455

Church, 495

Correspondence of Fire, 187

The Unseen Universe, 325

Dalton, 505

Darlington, 236

Poetry.

Deans, Mr. J., 593

A Hymn, 166

Derby, 93, 593

A Hymn of Faith, 576

Doncaster, 595

Contentment, 420

Duties of Trade, 139

Life, 182

Edinburgh, 194, 289, 552

The Bravest Man, 130

Embsay, 92, 507

The Nativity, 565

Fire, Correspondence of, 187
The Psalm of Love, 274

Gainsboro', 48
The Skylark, 375

General Conference, 291, 362, 410, 444,
The Way, the Truth, the Life, 492

498, 546, 590

To the Rev. Chauncey Giles, 534

General Convention, 455

Giles, Rev. Chauncey, 398, 555

Miscellaneous.

Giles, Rev. Chaunccy, Letter from, 585

Grimsby, 191

Accrington, 237, 356, 549

Harvest Thanksgiving Services, 594

Addresses, To and from the General Horncastle, 145, 192

Conference, 498, 546, 590

Hull, 237, 289, 458, 553

Alloa, 46, 98, 404

Ipswich, 48, 145
Angels, The, 283

Italy; 98, 140

Ashby, Mr. J., 593

Jersey, St. Heliers, 52, 290, 504

Kersley, 94, 595

Science and Religion, 43

Leamington, 92

Service of Song, 407

Leeds, 239, 553

Silent Missionaries, 98

Lincolnshire, 48, 504

Snodland, 51

Liturgy, The New, 411

Southport, 51, 408

Liverpool, 192, 239, 359, 594

Spalding, 48
London, Argyle Square, 49, 96, 192, Stockholm, 235
240, 241, 359, 553

Students' and Ministers' Aid Fund, 188,
London Association, 190, 241, 406, 554, 231
594

Supernatural Religion, 43

London Association of Correctors of the Swedenborg, 185, 234, 284, 353

Press, 404

Swedenborg Reading Society, 142, 190,

London-Buttesland Street, 239, 554 241, 409
London-Camberwell, 96, 192, 289, 405, Swedenborg Society, 141, 190, 285, 456,
407

556

London-Camden Road, 555

Sydney, 235, 594

London City Mission, 283

Tansley, Mr. Isaiah, 592

London—Islington, 145, 194, 595 Testimonial to Mr. Butter, 553

London Missionary Society, 281 Theology, Old and New, 354

London N. C. Missionary and Tract United Methodist Free Churches' Mis-

Society, 97, 355

sionary Society, 282

London-- Palace Gardens, 49, 359, 406 Vatican Decrees, 41, 89

Longton, 596

Vaticanism, 186, 546

Lowestoft, 49, 146

Weekly Offertory, 187, 242

Manchester, 290

Wesleyan Chapel Building Fund, 283

Market Lavington, 237

Wesleyan Missionary Society, 282

May Meetings, 281

West Hartlepool, 236

Melbourne, Victoria, 45

Wigan, 194, 290

Middlesboro', 236

Worsley, 361

Middleton, 596

York, 555

Modern Infidelity and Christian Apolo. Yorkshire Missionary and Colportage

gies, 497

Association, 399

National Missionary Institution, 185,

231, 236

Births.

New Church Almanac, 597

Nex Church College, 45, 591

Mrs. J. Ashby, 597

New Church Auxiliary Missionary So-

Mrs. J. A. Bayley, 242

Mrs. Caldwell, 100

ciety, 97, 548

Newcastle-on-Tyne, 96, 360, 406

Mrs. J. Gallico, 100

Nottingham, 236

Mrs. C. Higham, 291

Old and New Testament, Relation of, 138

Mrs. J. F. Howe, 195
Old and New Theology, 354

Mrs. Leggatt, 100

Oldham, 240

Mrs. Jno. M'Gallon, 100

Mrs. J. S. M'Gallon, 363

Ordinations, 592

Paisley, 96, 240

Mrs. G. Meek, 412

Paris, 502

Mrs. Murray, 100

Mrs. J. F. Potts, 100

Potts, Rev. J. F., 98

Primitive Methodists, 282

Mrs. J. E. Waller, 195

Mrs. J. H. Watson, 412

Purgatory, 545
Ramsbottom, 97, 361, 458, 507
Relation of the Old and New Testament,

Marriages.
138

Mr. R. Banks Barber to Miss Jennie

Religion in Daily Life, 284

Hancock, 556

Rhodes, 361

Mr. Robert Cooke to Miss Annie Word.

Rodgers, Mr. R. R., 592

Saint Heliers, 52, 290

Mr. William Henry Dixon to Miss Janet

Salford, 459

Hartly, 556

Salisbury, 97, 237

Mr. Henry Higham to Miss Alice Erby,

Scandinavia, 98, 501

597

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OUR MISSION. The Lord's first Advent was on earth attended by two grand related results which suggest certain questions of importance at this hour. The one was the detection of the want of all true vitality in the then existing Church.

The Jews were numerous ; they were widely scattered; they had large synagogues, and sometimes great influence in very many important cities, not in Palestine alone, but amid the influences of Asiatic luxury, and of Grecian philosophy, and even in Rome, in the very shadow of the throne of the Cæsars. They had vast wealth. An annual festival drew to Jerusalem Parthians and Medes and Elamites ; dwellers in Mesopotamia and in Judæa ; in Cappadocia, in Pontus and in Asia; in Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and Libya ; Romans, Cretes, and Arabians.

Their zeal was conspicuous, whether in the making of proselytes, or in their endurance of persecution. They had schools of philosophy, some of which aided in giving to Alexandria a name which still is remembered. Yet the result to this Church of the Advent of its Incarnate Founder was the detection of its entire spiritual death. It had a name that it lived and it was dead. Its morality and its zeal were founded on the love of self and of the world; good was absent, and the truth was profaned. Accordingly that Church was consummated; its synagogues remain, but it has never since that Advent, either morally or intellectually, inspired or controlled the world's life.

This high and solemn duty was, as a second result, transferred to a

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New Church which the Lord then established. Its vitality was instantly manifest. It could love its enemies. Within eight weeks of the Crucifixion, in the city of His death, to an audience in which were not a few who had exclaimed “Crucify Him,” that disciple whose passionate frankness was most conspicuous, uttered an appeal, in which he pressed the multitude to be willing to be saved. The New Church was intractable. It haunted old synagogues with its utterances of new discovered truths. It could not remain silent. It could not limit itself to old formulas. It must speak and must contradict received opinions. It was forced to assume the guise of sectlife. Though sectarian it was Catholic. Its societies were often numerically feeble, and void of either domestic or foreign influence, yet it could not limit its activities. The knowledge of their Master as a Light to lighten the Gentiles was a continual incentive. They acknowledged but one all-embracing mission,—to give to mankind the knowledge of salvation by the remission of their sins. They went therefore everywhere preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom. It was as though, long after Pentecost, the Christians spake each man with a tongue of fire.

The sect became the Church of the civilized world; deriving its first voices from those of Jewish parentage, it was mainly Gentile in its constituency. It had the traditions of Judaism, the scholarship and influence of the Gentiles, the direction of Providence, the light of Divine truth, the fervour of heavenly love, the prestige of the Crucified and Glorified. And thus, in the train of the Word of God, it went forth conquering and to conquer.

It had a mission, and from this mission it could not be turned by Judas in his haste to force Providence, by Ananias in his desire to compromise between charity and self, or by Simon Magus in his willingness to prostitute the holiest things of the Church to his own aggrandizement.

The Jewish Church had been founded not as final, therefore it had risen and fallen, and evening and morning were its day.

Even so the Christian Church was not founded as final, and, at this moment, presenting greater tokens of life than did the Jewish Church in the first Christian century, it is as dead as that Church was.

A New Church is foun led, and the points of similarity between it and the first Christian Church do not need to be specified.

The first message of the New Church is to the synagogues and synodsof the old. Where truth has been slaughtered, and charity

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