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UNITARIAN REPOSITORY,

No. X.]

JULY, 1824,

[Vol. I.

CHRISTIAN BIOGRAPHY.

Samuul Clarke, D. D., Rector of St. James's, Westminsteri

SAMUAL CLARKE was born ties of bis station witb zeal 1675 at Norwich, bis fá. and devotion. Sir Isaac ther being

og Alderman of that Newton beld bio io high city. Educated at the Free esteem, causing him to School, he soon went to translate into Latin his Treats Caius College, Cambridge. ise on Optics, and giviog Here he became very stadi. bim five hundred povods by ous, applying 'biöself to way of approbation. HO theology and natural phi, also introduced bim to losophy. Io 1699 he paba | Queen Anne, who bestowed lished Practical Essays on apon him the Rectory of Baptism, Confirmation, and St. James's, Westminster. Repentance, and in 1701, his He engaged in a controver. Paraphrasé of the Four Gos- sy on the Trinity, and de. pels, both of which obtained fended Arianism with great bión much applause. to | ability. He died soddenly 1704 he delivered his Lec. 1720, in the zenith of his tures on the Being and Aitri. repätation and usefolness. bules of God, and also

the He'was universally admired Evidences of Natural and Re- 1 for bis 'amiablo qualities, vedled Religion, of which Dr. whilst the warmest tributes Höadly remarks, 'that, "in were paid to his gorivalled thểm he baslaid 'the four- talents, fer vid benevolence, dation of true religion too and ardent picty. It is said deep and strong 10 be sba. tbal, could he have saba keb, either by the supersti. scribed to the Articles a so. tion of some, or the infide. cond time, 'be would bavo Jity of others. It is, indeed, been raised to the beoch; for, a standard work, a od the best. assöredly, he was one of the of the kindio the English lan- greatest ornaments of the guage,

He now became Church of Eogland.-Evans's Rector of St. Bennet's, | Sequel to the Sketch, London, dischargiog the da.

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Christian Zeal. Zext cannot be a Chris. those that oppose themselves tian virtue, antess employ. *And be advises all Christia ed.in. scarobing after tratb, aps to let their MODERATION and the practice of right, be known unto alt men. Such. which is its true and proper

moderatioo was not to con. object. Nor is this suffici- sist in à lukow armoess or ent; for thoog b zeal cannot indifferency for religion, or possibly be excessive in its for the great and weightier degree, if, fxed on a good matters of the law'; but St. object, get, if caro be not Paul, by moderation, means taken, it may casily dege. that meekness, calmness, Derate into a false and an. and equitable spirit which cbristian' żeat. Wrath and

well agrees with, and osoal. Herceness, contentiousness ly accompanies, the big best and animosity, violence and possible zeal for trath and hatred, äre vicious and 90- lirige. Nothing makes Zeal godly practices, whether properly a Christian virtao, the object of a man's zeal but when the end or inten. be good or bad. St. Paul tion to which it is ultimate. was not only faulty for per- ly directed does tend to, sectiting the Christians, and is for the honour and wben bimself a Fèio, bat be glory of God. i mean not would bave continued equal. by God's honour and glory, ly so, had he persecuted any thiog imaginary or eq. the Jews when he became a thusiastic, wbich often taros Christian." When the dis- religious zeal into the worst ciptes would have called and most pernicions vices, for fire from beaven apop bat only the establisbment the Samaritans, our Savi- of God's kingdom of righte. our' rebuked them, saying, ousness here, in truth, and Ye know not what spirit ye are peace, and charity, in order of. Aod St. Paul directs, to the salvation of men's that the servant of the Lord souls hereafter, in his eter. must not strive, but be gentle dal kingdom ard glory; and, unto all men, apt to teach, pa. if we remember the end,we shall tient, in meekness instructing never do amiss.-Dr. Clarke,

Renunciation of Trinitarian Communion and Worship. The following is an ex. wbich we bave subjoined tract from a Letter addres. some Remarks that accomsed to one of the Pastors of panied it on the Religions the Baptist church meeting Worship of Christ. The in Loll Bazar, Calcutta, to

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we cappot, at least to thig 3 of the Missionaries at Se. jostance, blame them for rampore with a view to the their intolerance. And sarees, mioistry, and was sabse. ly this is the most. Christiani quently employed by them as well as the most digoifiin the saperintendence of ed course that can be por, , one of their oot-stations, sued, Every man, and eEven then he had strong very member of a Church doubts respecting the traih is responsible oply to God. of those doctrines whicb be for the opinions, which ho bad been taught, and emo bolds, and if they are mate. ployed to teach ; and having rially different from those since engaged in some se- held by the majority, ho qolar bosiness he has pab- will patarally of his owa ap. licly professed his belief io cord attach bimself to those the doctriaes of Unitaraja Christians with whom bei Christianity.

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Forsible excom The ministers and mem. munication, which has og bers of the Christian Soci, some occasions been praoety to which be belonged tiged opąceount of a mere have not shown any anxiety

, differeqce; of belief witbout, to recall þim from the paths, any ground for impeacbing of error into which be bas

the moral conduct, is opstrayed ; por, as far as posed to the example of the þave learned, bave they fol. apostles, is ap arrogant aski lowed him with any of those sumption of the authority agathema and depancia, of Obrisi, apd is atterly sabai tions which

so asual in versiyo of the great priacie sucb casses. If we cannot ples of religious freedom and praise them for their zeal, of Protestant Dissent.--Ed.

To the Rev. Dr. C-, Serampore. My dear Sir,

I deem every point cogaeco, You well know that Ited

Christiaa have been a member of the charcb) and also to impress Church meeting in Loll Ba- apoq others the reasons for zar, and you are also aware his conduct that they may that for a considerable time i koow it to have no fognda. past I have refraiped from tionip wbim, caprice, or iņo communion,

difforence, I beg leave to acm As it is satisfactory to quaint you that my motivo every man to give reasons for declining communion for his copdact in any im. with the Church meeting in portant particular (and such Loll Bazar of which I way

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Admitted member abont satisfied that my concla, iwelve years ago, is that af... sion is correct, yet should ter the most diligent searcb your learning aod judgment into the Scriptores as to the discover that I ad mistako patore and object of religious en, I shall consider myself worship, I do not find that obliged by your setting mo Jesus Christ is that object, right. The result of this jöqui

I remain &c. ry I beg leave 'to sabmit to you in the enclosed sheets,

: N. K. And altbo? I feel perfeetly if 12th Jane, 1824.

Remarks on the Religious Worship of Christ. Io arguing opon any point "This”, says Dr. Macknight or doctrine of Obristianity,

in bis note on the passage, the Scriptures alone, especi. "oar Lord did 'often daring ally those of the New Testa. his ministry on earth when pent, are to be appealed to. he joined his brethren" ibe I would therefore ghew from Jews io the syoagogae worg the latter that ibe religious!

ship. If then the blessed worship of Jesus is jocon- Jesu's bimself worshipped sistent with Christianity. ? (Jobo xx. ??) his God aod

1. If we may learn from oor God, his Father'aad oor his own example, he invaria- Father, I hambly presume bly worshipped that God in that the worship of bim is spirit and iš truth whom not agreeable to bis will, or a be describes (Joho iv. 24.) course of conduct wbich w es being "a'spirit ;" where. bave any apthority from him as of bimself be says (Lake to adopt. xxiv. 39.)" à spirit bath 2. The same we may learn pot Hesh and bones as ye

.. from his instructions. He see me bave.” He not only tells as (Matt. vi, 9) “ After worshipped him fbas in this manner, therefore pray scenes of retiremont,'as is gè; Our Father' "which act admitted by all but also id heaven;" (vil. 11) with his contemporaries ip'

ye then

- being evil know poblic, it being said' of how to give good gifts unto him by David (Ps. xxii.) your children, how much in the spirit of prophecy, "more shall your father which and applied to bim'by Paol is in hcaven give good thing's (Heb. ii. 12),“ I will declare ! to' them that ask him ;" thy pame onto my brethren; (vi. 6.)". W ben' thou hast in the midst of the church shut thy door, pray to thy Vil I sing praise onto thee, Father which is 'in pecrea?

And in prison with his in- Acto of the apostles iv. 24. stractions was his own con- “ Aod they lifted up their dact. (Jobn xi. 41) Jesos voice to God wish one ac.] lifted op his eyes and said, cord and said, Lord, Thou art " Father, I thank thee that God, who bast made heaven thod bast heard me;" and and earib, who by the mouth (Jobdivii. 1.) “Then Jesas of thy servant David hast i lifted ap bis eyes to beayen said, Why did the heathea and said, Father the boar is rage and the people imagino! come, glorify thy Son,"' &c." vaid things? The kings of the Lest ans should say

eartb stood up and therulers | bat' the Fatber alone is

were gathered together ago pot God, but that the Father, gainst the Lord and against Son and Holy Ghost' are

his Christ. For of a truth aa

1 one God, to whom worship gaint thy holy ckild Jesus whom may be offered, I may bere

thou bast anointed”' &c. remark that in the very

Paal says Eph i. 15. "I prayer in Jobo xvii. 1. from cease not to give tbanks for which the above passage is

you making mention of you gooted, and which as may

io my prayers that the God of be observed is addressed to

oor Lord Jesus Christ, the tbe Father, Jesos says,

Father of glory, mag give : * This is Eternal Life to

unto you the Spirit and know thee the only crue God.

wisdom” &c. Next to the authority of

Coloss: i. 3 “We give Jesus in the doctrines and

thanks to God and the Father : do ties of Christianity is the

of oor Lord Jesus Christ, anthority of his successors,

praying always for the apostles, in the work of

since we heard of your faith enlightening and converting

in Christ Jesus''. maokiod. On the subject

2.. The same we learn therefore of the Scriptoral from their instractions. Rou. object of worsbip, and whe.

xv. 30. "Now I beseech : thěr Jesos be that object,

you, brethren, for the Lord : we must also attend to Jesus Christ's sake, that yo their example and iostrac

strive togetherin yoor pray. tions, both of which as they

ers to God for me.!! tend to establish that the

Eph v. 20.“Giving thanks Pather is the only object of

always for all things onto worship, shew at the same

God and the Father in the time, ibat it is poi offered

name of our Lord Jesus consistently to Jesus.

Cbrist.”. 1. This we may learn

1. Petii, 5. "Ye as lively from their example in the

stones are built ap a spiri.

you

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