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The profits arifing from the sale of this work are de-
voted to form a permanent fund, the annual interest of
which is to be appropriated, by the Trustees of the Mif-
fionary Society of Connecticut, to the support of Millions in
the new American settlements and arnong the Heathen.

HARTFORD :

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Mr. JONATHAN EDWARDS,

Late President of the College in New-Jerfey. Together with extracts from his Private Writings and Diary.

To which is added, his farewell SERMON, preached at Northampton, on the people's public tejection of him as their Minister And also seventeen select SERMONS, on various important subjects. « The righteous shall be held in ezerlasting remembrance.

Psalm cxii. 6. The work comprised in about 380 pages duodecimo, impressed on good paper, with a new type, will be sold, bandsomely bound and lottered, at One Dollar.

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A Missionary Sermon, delivered | cordingly gives his professed

at Hartford on the Evening of friends in every age opportunithe Election Day, May 10, ties for the proof of their faith1804, by the Rev. Amos BAS- | promises to be believed, and exSET, of Hebron.

cellent objects to be pursued.— [Contin. from page 8.] When a true believer hears the John VIII. 56.

promise, that “ all nations shall Your Father Abraham rejoiced animated like one who hears the

bow down before Jesus,” he is to see my day; and he saw it

distant shouts of victory. A and was glad.

strong faith, like that of AbraTHROUGH the mercy of ham, need not lean upon sight;

God, the same gospel that but, in a manner the most honwas preached to Abraham is orable to God, relies upon his brought nigh to us with increas- faithfulness, when “he calleth ed brightness. The light of things that be not as tho' they the sun has become seven fold." were.” Rom. iv. 17. Now, in the time of our proba- 2. The sincerity of professed tion, is to be tried our love to love to God, must be manifested Jehovah our Saviour. It is to by a tender regard to the divine be ascertained by the faith to honor and a delight in the prowhich it gives operation by a motion of religion. By a total tender regard for the divine | indifference to these, men betray honor-by a delight in the pro- a want of “the spirit of adopmotion of religion and by a tion." Let every one therefore prompt and persevering obedi- prove his own self. Let the ence to every plain intimation of eye be turned to whole nations, the will of God.

not far distant, sunk in the dark1. If men have not faith in ness of heathenism and idolatry, God, they neither love him nor ignorant and regardless of the please him. It is his fixed con- God who made thein, and tram. stitution also, that this faith must pling the divine honor in the be proved by its fruits. He ac- dust. Vol, V. No. 2.

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Ignorance of the feelings of, ferred to ought never to have a God in relation to idolatry can-place. not be plead. It is the abomina- In addition to the heathen, ble thing which his soul abhor- there are many others within

Where then is our re. our knowledge, particularly our gard for the honor of Jehovah ? brethren in the new settlements, Þestitute of such a regard shall whose situation claims from the we presume to address him by friends of Chirst a compassion the endearing title of “ Our Fa- like that which he felt, when he ther who art in Heaven?" Well« beheld the multitudes as sheep may he reply to us, as he did without a shepherd." How many to hypocrites in former times, are there, of whom it may truly 66 If I be a father where is mine be said, that they are

66 without honor ?" Mal. i. 6.

God in the world;" living in a Have any professors of reli- total neglect of their maker and gion been inattentive to the state his reasonable service. God is of the heathen? Let such read continually dishonored, and they a description of it in the first are walking in the road to death. chapter to the Romans. Read Professors of the gospel can. also in the 3d chapter, from ver. not surely be ignorant of the 9th to ver. 19th. Read Gal. v. appropriate and only means of 19-21, and Eph. ii. 1, 11, 12.- remedying these evils. Philo- . The descriptions in these passa- sophers, both atheists and idolages do at least include their ters, have attempted in vain for

Accordingly, the com- hundreds of years to reform mand is expressly given, “Go mankind. The cross of Christ, teach all nations." In opposi- made known in the gospel, is the tion to all this light, will any ata only mean of “ pulling down lempt to maintain that

that the strong holds, casting down imaheathen stand in no need of the ginations, and every high thing gospel-that they stand as good that exalteth itself against the a chance for salvation without knowledge of God.” The honthe gospel as with it mimpeach- or of God is inseparably iconing the wisdom of God, and en- nected with the prevalence of deavoring to persuade us that no the gospel. God has “magniexcrtions ought to be made to fied his word above all his send them the gospel ? “ This name" Psalm cxxxviii. 2. In persuasion” brethren "cometh proportion as the gospel spreads not of him why calleth us.". and prevails God is honored, his The carnal Jews were grieved, character is displayed, his perbut Abraham rejoiced, that the sections are brought forth to benefits of the Messiah's king- view, and " in the day of his dom might and should be ex- power," men are brought to tended to all nations.,

“know, love and serve him.' That in particular situations, Then one shall say I am the and under certain circumstances LORD's; another shall call himthere may be reasons for send self by the name of Jacob; and ing religious instruction to oth- another shall subscribe with ers rather than to the heathen, his hand unto the LORD. All will not be denied. But, among that see them shall acknowledge these reasons, the one just re- 'them, that they are the seed

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