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Connecticut Evangelical Magazine,
CONSISTING OF TWELVE NUMBERS, TO BR
FROM JULY 1801 TO JUNE 802.
THE PROFITS ARISING FROM THE SALE OF THIS MAGAZIN
AMONG THE HEATHEX.
THE FOLLOWING PERSONS ARE EDITORS OF THE WORK
TIMOTHY DWIGHT, D. D.
DAVID ELY, A. M.
NATHAN PERKINS, A. M.
ZEBULON ELY, n. M.
ABEL FLINT, A. M.
PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS.
of the ConneXicut Evangelical Magazine, the Editors are induced to enter on the publication of a second. The same general plan will be pursued, and it will be their aim to render the work interesting and useful. To communicate instruction upon the great truths and do&rines of religion, to comfort and edify the people of God, and to interest the pious mind by exhibiting displays of the grace and mercy of God, rather than to amuse the speculatif and entertain the curious, are the obje&ts of this work. For the accomplisoment of these purposes, it will be seen that Elays' written in a foort, interesting manner, judicious narratives of revivals of religion, accounts of remarkable Providences, and biographical sketches are better adapted, than labored disquisitions on speculative points. To the success of a work of this kind variety is essential ; the Editors therefore hope their brethren in the miniflry, and others who wish to promote the cause of truth and piety, will cheerfully communicate original pieces on the various fubjeås mentioned in the plan of the Magazine.
The present is not a period for indolence or indifference in the cause of be great Redeemer. Such are the signs of the times, as to call for the moji vigorous exertions. The Prince of darkness is more than usually active ; and at the same time the Lord of glory appears to be erecting a standard against him. “ Profligacy of manners abounds ; and infidelity « affumes a formidable appearance, walking through the earth with gigan"tic Arides, and threatning the destruction of every virtuous principle.
Religion, on the other hand, gradually prevails ; and the Son of God
seems to be preparing the course of events for her final triumph." The late revivals of religion in so many parts of our land ; an increasing spirit of piety among the serious people in various parts of Europe ; and the engagedness manifested by so many, both in America and Europe, to fend Misionaries to places where the gospel is not at all or but imperfe&tly enjoyed, lead to the animating confideration that the Redeemer fill fits as king upon the holy hill of Sion, and that the gates of hell will not be suffered to prevail against his church.
In a word, such are the present appearances of things, that it may be faid, there is much to excite hope, to alarm fear, to encourage the Saints and servants of God to the utmost diligence, and to induce all to address the father of mercies, in fervent prayer and humble supplication for the