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and the manifestation unto them of the educated Jew in Germany concerning love of the Spirit, and not putting their the Saviour and Christianity, and that own garbled constructions upon the Jew will not sneer, or curse, or treat it Scripture, but taking the Word in all its with contempt, but he will listen to it simplicity, and going forward in the with respect

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believe in your dogmas, but I do believe of the strongholds which the prejudices that the person of Jesus Christ has been of eighteen centuries have raised around the introducer of light and liberty into the Jews, and made them feel them. the world, such as had not existed be. selves more and more driven away from fore Him, and that His principles declare Christian truth.' But the power of Him the great liberator of all the nations Christian love and Christian faith has upon earth.” J attribute this great change prevailed. It soon began to be visible. to the working of this and similar soAt first when a Missionary came to some cieties. parts of the Continent, he found him- I can give you no better proof than self in exceeding great difficulty. The this :- At the Berlin Conference of the Christians did not sympathise with him; Evangelical Alliance, last autumn, there they thought it was altogether a strange was a very slight notice given, that there thing for a Jewish Missionary to be sent would be some conference about the among them to preach to the Jews; they Jews in one of the churches. We went. had no opinion of it at all. In fact, in There was nothing arranged ; no one many of such places, the Protestant knew what it was about ; but the church ministers did not preach the Gospel of was crowded with the most respectable Christ; but through the instrumentality Jews and Jewesses, who were waiting of the labours of Jewish missionaries to hear what we might have to say. No many Christian ministers, who had never one being there to take the lead, through been themselves really converted, have the illness probably of Sir Culling fard. been led into the truth, and by these ley, I felt it was wrong to let those peomeans our efforts on behalf of the Jews ple depart without speaking to them in have brought salvation to thousands and the name of God, and I asked my friend, tens of thousands of Gentiles. This the Missionary of the London Jews' naturally has reacted upon the Jews, Society, to give out a hymn, and and in a number of places there have another to offer prayer, and I addressed been great awakenings among the Jews, them for an hour and a quarter, putting to inquire and think for themselves; before them the principles of the Gospel. and though in many instances they They listened with deepest feeling, and possibly may not have had a direct with most breathless silence all the influence, yet it was to the Jewish mind time that I was speaking, and at the end a great fact, that the Christians were many of them surrounded me, and spoke sending agents to try and convert them; affectionately to me, and treated me and they were obliged to study the with respect, and courtesy, and kind. Scriptures to be able to combat with the ness, which delighted my heart. A Missionary upon the grounds of Bible friend of mine, a fellow-student in the truth. The Jews, with all their pre- University of Berlin, whom I had not judices and ignorance, have generally a seen sor upwards of thirty years, Dr. reverence for the Old Testament Scrip- - was present at that meeting. tures, which is much more than you can He was an unconverted Jew, but he say for many Gentiles called Christians. made himself known to me, and the Even the neologian Jews, who have deep interest with which he listened learned, by-the-bye, all their neologian. to everything I said to him, and the ism in the school of Gentile professors of affection and tenderness which he mani. Christianity, and whom I would hold up fested towards both my wife and my. as being less infidel than the Gentile self, were most affecting. He seemed neologians in Germany, have a respect to feel as if new life had been given to for the Scriptures which you do not find him. “Here,” he said, “I have been among the infidels abroad.

working at the university, passing Another fact I would mention, which through every stage of literature, for is, the great interest that has been excited thirty years, not moving away from the in the minds of the Jews in regard to place, and when I heard you the other the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.

evening standing up in the midst of all This is a wonderful change in the his- our learning, and for you to speak with tory of the Jewish mind. You may now so much authority, it struck me very speak to the most intelligent and highly much. I was delighted that you could

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speak boldly to us all.” He asked me not only is the whole house of Israel to to go with him to the Reformed Syna- become a body of prophets from the gogue in Berlin, to which most of the Lord, but all the Gentile nations--the educated and upper classes of Jews destiny of Israel is to be the destiny of belong. My friend is very much inter- the Gentile nations. If all Israel be. ested in the progress of reform. The come prophets, according to Moses's de. Jews of that synagogue have changed sire, then all the nations of the earth their Sabbath to the first day of the will prophesy likewise, and then there week. The reason they assign is this- shall be light from the rising of the sun They said, while we profess to keep two

to the going down of the same.” He days we keep neither. We ought to then paused a little, and said, " Ah, dear take the spirit of God's truth, and brethren, you say, by this means you rather keep one day unto Him than to extinguish Israel's nationality. Be it so. profess to keep the Saturday, and be If by Israel's death life is to come to all obliged to keep the other also. We the nations of the earth, a happy and went to the synagogue. It was a very

blessed death this will be." capacious church, very much like a

This will be sufficient to prove to you large Protestant Church. According to the progress that missionary work the continental custom, the women sat among the Jews has inade. Though on one side of the aisle, and the men on you may not hear so much of the direct the other. I was hardly seated in the influence, the indirect influence has centre of the synagogue, when a person

been far mightier than you could poscame and asked me to go to the top of

sibly have conceived, and far surpasses the synagogue, and I was placed be. all that has been done among Gentile tween two rabbis of that reformed syna. nations comparatively. I do not undergogue. One of them was Dr. O. value the latter, for I have been many an eminent preacher among them, and years labouring among Gentiles, but the other Dr. Gottheil, the brother of looking at the comparatively feeble our missionary at Stuttgardt. The de. energy of the Church on behalf of the Fotion was carried on with great pro

Jews, the results have far surpassed all priety-all in the German tongue---the

that the most ardent love for Israel singing was exquisite, but not at all of could have expected. a theatrical kind; they sang with deep

But this is only like a little cloud feeling and devotion the praises of God;

seen to rise out of the sea; it is only and the rabbi went up to preach a ser,

a token for good, because of the Word mon; but before the sermon he uttered of the Lord quoted by the apostle an extempore prayer, marked with grcat Paul, when he saw that the believers at devoutness and earnestness, He took Rome had already begun to look with for his text, “Would to God that all prejudice and even contempt, or, at Israel were prophets." This, he said, least, indifference, upon the Jews; and was the desire of Moses, and after him although Jews at that time were in no prophets arose. Why should the book good repute in Rome, the apostle Paul of prophecy be closed with Haggai, ventured, if I may so speak, to give Zechariah, and Malachi : He then gave

vent to his ardent love for Israel, and to various reasons ; but the greatest reason,

declare tbat God had not cast away he said, was because of the prophecy Israel, declaring himself an Israelite, uttered by Joel—“I will pour out my

and declaring to the believers in Rome spirit upon all flesh, and your sons that they were only grafted into the and your daughters shall prophesy."

natural olive-tree, and that God is able Speaking upon this, he said, when the to graft Israel in again; and declaring Spirit of God shall be poured out upon

in the most positive manner, that the the house of Israel, so that not only

Deliverer shall come out of Zion, and every man but every woman in Israel turn away ungodliness from Jacob, deshall be a prophet; when this shall take claring his firm belief in the predictions place, then it shall be realised why it is concerning the house of Israel; and dethat those prophets closed the book of claring that in accordance with all the prophesy ; because the law was no more prophecies, the bringing in of Israel to be written upon tables of stone, but stands associated, not only with their upon the fleshy tables of the heart ! own spiritual well-being, but with the Then the law was no longer to be a dead well-being both of the Church of Christ, witness, but a living principle within the and of the nations of the earth. heart and mind. And so he went on in

The third resolutionhis discourse, bringing forward these

That this meeting, collectively and indivi. principles, and he said, “My brethren, doally, renow the avowal of heartfelt interest character, men who will allow the dying out into mortal paleness? Ask bubble to burst and the garland to any father, who is most in his thoughts wither while they labour on to pioneer when he kneels down to pray to his the path of the Gospel into lands where God? Will he tell you the thrifty, and it is not known: and unless you have industrious, and steady, and tenperate that holy divine power, which is the boys at home? Will he not rather talk result of the indwelling of the Holy of that wild and dissolute lad that has Spirit. And, therefore, it is essential gone off to sea, or is away on the battlethat we give ourselves to earnest and field, or, which is infinitely worse, deep vigorous prayer.

in the cause of Israel's salvation, resolving, in prayerful dependence on the Holy Spirit, to sustain and extend the Society's usefulnessto uso every holy influence for and with our Jewish brethren-aud, above all, to seek the outpouring of tbat Spirit of prayer and Casian love that shall best secure and improve the promised blessing,

let us send that light; if He has given us power, let us send that power to those who have not power, or light, or freedom. No man has a right to be in. different to the welfare of another man, That was a very fine sentiment quoted from Lord Bacon, who, in uttering it, I believe, only paraphrased Lucretius, that it is a pleasant thing to stand on the vantage ground of truth. But, I believe there is a far higher, and deeper, and holier pleasure than anything that can spring from the sense of security merely, it is that pleasure which springs from beneficence in action. This will give a purer and deeper joy than even the consciousness that your own soul is safe.

It has been regretted to-night, by the first speaker, that our ecclesiastical organisations are so often fragmentary and isolated. I do not believe that we shall ever bring about oneness of opinion among men by the force of law or of argument; but I think we may bring about oneness of sympathy by the force of Christian love. I never expect any ecclesiastical organisation so perfect in all its parts as was that elaborated by Moses, the old Jew, which, I believe, for centuries after his decease, was free from all sectarian disruptions; but neither the battles of controversy, nor the assertions of authority, will bring about that oneness of feeling which we all desire. Suppose we take two candles: you find that the flames, standing apart as they do, aspire, assuming a conical pyramidal shape; but if you were to take those candles and put them close together, each would then instinctively aim at a more intimate approximation, however slightly, still they will bend towards each other. And so, if you can take two different organisations that are aiming at one great purpose (just as these two candles are), namely, the en. lightenment of men, and if you could remove some barrier that divides them, then I think, by the power of love and life that is within them, they would aim at more intimate approximation, and they would by and by be united altogether.

The collective power of the Church depends upon the force and action of individual character and individual energy, and, therefore, this resolution wisely connects collective with indivi. dual action and power. Your organisa. tion may be perfect, your resources may be almost exhaustless, but all this will be vain unless you have what this resolution recognises-men, real men, Godsaved men, men of fire and force of

was mored bythe Rev. W. J. Tweddle, who said, I feel very happy in having an opportunity of advocating the cause of a mission to the Jews, as I always feel when I have an opportunity of expending what energy or talent I may have in vindicating the claims of the Gospel of Christ to the enlightened ho. mage of all men. The very name of this Society is suggestive of the marvellous changes which time, in the providence of God, brings to pass. It is for the Propagation of the Gospel among the Jews. Eighteen centuries ago, and the Jews were the great depositories and stewards of that Gospel; they proved unfaithful to their trust, and it was taken away from them. Time rolled on, and the Romans were made the trustees of that Gospel ; they proved unfaithful, and it was taken away from them. Time rolled on, and there was a period when the Germans became the great depositories of that Gospel; they, too, havé proved unfaithful to their trust; and I believe that the time has come when the Gospel has been entrusted to the English people, to the Anglo-Saxon race, and it is at the peril of England if she prove unfaithful to her trust. We have been taught amid gloom, and disaster, and shame, the great doctrine of national responsibility during the last year. Affairs in India have shewn us, in a manner in which we never saw it before, that nations are not intangible abstractions, without conscience or without a God, and beyond liability to Divine justice. I say, it is at the peril of England if she forget, for one moment, that the Gospel of the grace of God has been entrusted to her, to disseminate it, not only among the Gentiles, but among the ancient people of God. England is covering the world with her flesh and blood, with her gold and her language, and therefore it is incumbent upon England, that wherever her flesh and blood are to be found, there shall be the Gospel of Christ-wherever the English language is spoken, there shall be the Gospel of Christ proclaimed

-wherever English gold passes current, there shall be a free and uncorrupted and an unfettered Bible.

If Christ has made us free, let us send that freedom; if He has enlightened us,

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down amid the dens of infamy, vice, Sir, you remember in that inimitable and crime? Yes, those children of deparable of the prodigal son (which we crepitude and vice very often have the may, with almost equal propriety, call affluence of a parent's sympathy, and the parable of the selfish brother), when they will bring tears to the parent's eye, the poor trembling penitent and heart- and prayers from the parent's heart, broken prodigal came to his father's when the other children are apparently house, that father received him gladly; neglected or forgotten. So it is with but the elder brother, who seems to that other Father in heaven. He rehave been one of those stiff, and starched, joices more over one sinner that re. and buckram people, who though irre. penteth, than over ninety and nine just proachable, are most unamiable, was persons that need no repentance. And angry, and would not come in, there. therefore I say, that our efforts at confore came his father out and entreated verting men should be aimed at those him in. Did it ever occur to you that who need us most, as well as those who the circunstances are now reversed, need us least; at those who are furthest that the Jew is now the prodigal away from God, as well as those who are from his father's house, and his father's nearest to their Father's house. love, and that we, the Gentile nation, But some say it is impossible to conrepresented, as some suppose, by the vert the Jews. Who told them that? prodigal in that parable, are now in our The Duke of Wellington, I have read father's home, and in our father's love? or heard, once commanded that certain Let us beware how we act the part of trench works should be done during the the elder brother, as we certainly shall Peninsular War. In the meanwhile he if we refuse to the Jew our sympathy, laid him down and slept in his campThough I would not infringe upon a bed; but in the middle of the night one political subject, I say we shall enact of the officers came to him and awoke the part of the elder brother to the Jew him; and the Duke started up, rubbed if we refuse to him his political rights. his eyes, and asked what he wanted. We are not told in that parable whether "My lord," said the officer, “that piece that final appeal of the father, " This of work is found to be impracticable." my son was dead and he is alive again ; The Duke replied, “ Bring me the orderhe was lost and he is found,” was suc- book.". It was brought, and he turned cessful with the elder brother; but we over the page, and he pointed to the do know this, that the Jews refuse to inscription, and he said, "It is down in enter in, and to this day they are the book; it must be done.” Sir, when shut out.

anybody says it is impossible to convert That is a mysterious law of the the Jews, I say “It is down in the book, human heart by which the parents' love

and it must be done." And it can be is very often strengthened rather than done. lessened by the misfortunes, and even I am reminded of an incident which by the crimes, of their children. Ask took place at Lucknow during the siege any mother which her children she of that Residency. A part of the gar. loves the most? Will she point you to rison gave way-I mean the brick and the healthiest and most robust-to the mortar garrison, because the flesh-andone most blooming in beauty, and most blood garrison did not give way one brilliant in accomplishments: No;- inch-certain pillars of a large verandah will she not rather point to that poor were struck with shot, and huge timbers decrepit boy, over whose couch she has and masses of stone fell with a terrible watched, like a sentinel angel, for many crash. It was in a moment discovered nights, smoothing his pillow, and wiping that a living man lay buried beneath the damp sweat from his marble fore. that solid masonry, and with the hearts head; gazing through her tears, as of true Englishmen, all who could, imthough by the very gazing she might mediately rushed to his rescue. As prevent that ever 'varying flush from they looked upon that heaped-up ruin,

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one said, “Oh, he must be dead ;'' but up from that living grave there came a low and long-drawn sigh. With that they knelt down, and put their ear to the ground, and there came a voice from that depth—“I am not dead-give me air-help me out.". And the gallant fellows set to work heart and hand. They lay down flat on their faces and worked away, for they lay down to protect themselves from the round shot and musketry falling around them. They toiled on for hours, but all seemed of no avail. The cry became fainter and fainter, and at length one of them said, “Oh, it is of no use; it is impossible to save him." But at that inoment-for the dying man heard itthere came forth a cry as of agony“ It is not impossible-try." And they did try, and they cleared away the rubbish of wood work and stonework, until they saw him, and touched him, and grasped his upraised hand. And when they saw him walk forth a living and uninjured man, they saluted him with one of those glorious hurrahs that thrills the heart of every true Englishman. Here, my friends, is not one man, but a whole nation who lie down deep buried and held in as by the solid masonry of superstition, and error, and ignorance, and prejudice, and bigotry, which Satan has been building up arvund them for ages past;--and from many parts of that deep and dark grave there comes a voice,-Give us light-give us air-give us freedom. You who walk the earth in dignity and power, and upon whose brow the sun-light of heaven rests, give us light. We were once like you, the nasters of the world, but now we lie here, deep down. Do you say it is impossible to save them—that they are too far gone-too deep down: I say, in God's name, try! Try to save those for wrom Jesus died. By our common humanity, try. By our common Gospel, try. And if you fail in this attempt, reme uber that you will be able to rejoice in the consciousness that you made the effort. But I say, again, that every doubt and every fear should be banished from the minds of those who believe in God; and that the very word "fear" should be struck out of the lexicon of those who engage in work so high and holy as that of striving for the salvation of souls, fo whom our Lord Jesus Christ gave His own blood.

THE Rev. J. SPENCER PEARSALL seconded the resolution :-As I listened to that little historical speech of Dr. Hamilton, my mind went to one part of

the great city, I mean the Old Jewry, and I thought of that spot, now Gresham Street, where that

took place in the reign of Richard the First, to which our friend referred, -that massacre to commemorate the coronation of the king; and I thought, certainly the past days were not better than these days; certainly those days were not to be compared with these, if, in Richard's time, there could be a massacre, and in Edward's time that large number of Jews could be banished from this country. In the time of Victoria, instead of the Jew being persecuted, the question is not whether he shall be the chief magistrate of this great city, but whether he shall occupy a place in our senate; and although there may be a difference of political views, yet we all seem now to be drawing nearer together as the various members of Christ's Church, in regard to our own duty and privilege in using every means for bringing Israel home.

I am one of those that think that a Jew's heart is as hard as a Gentile's, but not harder. What can be harder than adamant? And some of our hearts are 80 hard that God knows nothing but the omnipotence of His grace could have changed them. And although it is pleasing to think of places on the Continent where they have given up their traditions, and again where we see some of those results to which our excellent friend Mr. Herschell has referred, yet I believe the heart of the Jew, equally with the heart of the Gentile, until touched by the Spirit of God, dislikes sacrifice, though his Testament was full of it. Not only abroad, but in Eug. land, in our universities and in some of our pulpits, the old-fashioned doctrine of the sacrifice of Christ is not palatable. Let us not forget that the heart of man is opposed to the humbling doctrine of the Cross, and whether we preach circumcision or baptism as a saving ordinance, then is the offence of the Cross ceased. When I think of the sister country, the land of the pilgrim fathers, and what God is doing there; when I think of the prayer-meetings at high noon, and the merchants and bankers and tradesmen and operatives all rushing to the prayer-meeting, and falling prostrate before God; I say, let that Spirit come here, and we shall find that the heart of the Jew will be melted as well as the heart of the Gentile. And if there be one country on the face of the globe where we could desire this outpouring of the Spirit, with a view

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