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friends of mission have assembled from different parts of the land; and where can it be made with so much propriety as in this favored city, where repose the ashes of the beloved Cornelius, whose latest breath was here spent in exhortation to perseverance in the missionary cause, and who, could be now speak to us from yonder cemetery, would say, Go on-go on. “ Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might, for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave whither thou goest."
Brethren, the time is short. Did we need another monition from the grave, the voice of Wisner re-echoes that of his lamented predecessor, and cries, Go ongo on, and rest not till your spirits mingle with ours before the throne.
PREACHED AT NEWARK, N. J. SEPT. 13, 1837,
AMERICAN BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
TWENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETING.
BY JOHN MCDOWELL, D, D.
47, Washington Street.
Neither is there salvation in any other : for there is none
other name, under heaven, given among men, whereby me must be saved.
This is part of a short address made to the Jewish council, by the apostle Peter. He and John had, at the temple, healed a man, lame from his birth. This miracle brought a multitude of the people together, and Peter embraced the opportunity to preach Christ to them. This excited the opposition of the wicked priests and Sadducees; and they laid hands on the two apostles, and cast them into prison. The next day they were brought before the Jewish council, and were asked, by what power or name they had healed the lame man? Peter boldly answered, that it
was by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom they had crucified, and whom God bad raised from the dead, that this man had been healed; and that though they had rejected Jesus, and so treated him, nevertheless the church was built on him; as had been predicted in their own Scriptures by the Psalmist—“This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.”
Peter then taught them that they had a deep personal concern in this subject. For they needed salvation; and there was salvation in no other, either for them, or any of mankind; and continuing to reject him, they must inevitably fail of salvation and be lost. This instruction he gave them in the text—"Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name, under heaven, given among men, whereby we must be saved. "
This is a very important passage of Scripture, and it is adapted to direct our meditations, on this interesting occasion. It teaches that there is salvation for lost sinners of our race; and that this salvation is in and through Christ, and him alone ; and that therefore it ought to be made known throughout the earth.
In speaking from the text in the ensuing disCourse, the plan will be