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in the prayers, appeared to be : he was to be blamed," and “faid minutely answered. The child unto Peter before them all, if was taken, but fupport was given thou being a Jew, livet after the and continued, yea, more than manner of the Gentiles, and not support. “Also the Lord gave as do the Jews, why compellett Fob twice as much as he had before.” thou the Gentiles to live as do
Dear fir, if you can make any the Jews ?-We who are Jews by use of this narration for the hon nature, and not finners of the or of God, and the comfort of Gentiles, knowing that a man is distressed friends in dying scenes, not justified by the works of the by exciting Christians as well as law, but by the faith of Jesus minifters, to pray much at such Christ, even we have believed in seasons, the desire of my mind Jesus Christ, that we might be juswill be answered.”
tified by the faith by Chrift, and Yours, &c
not by the works of the law : for by the works of the law shall
no flesh be justified.” An apoflolical Anar dote, Gal. ii. Reflections on the preceding II-16, inclulively. anecdote. ift, If ministers were
less afraid of the censures of men, EFORE that certain” and more afraid of displcaling an
from James” who was then at the way to do much more, than Jerusalem to Antioch, Peter they now do, for the glory of “ Did eat with the Gentiles" God ?-2d, How great a disgrace there, who had embraced the it is, for a minister of the gospel, gospel and had not submitted to in any company, to be alhamed circumcision ; “ But when they of its peculiar and distinguishing were come, he withdrew, and sep- doctrines of grace, when proviarated himself” from them, as if' dentially called to defend them !-he had thought them unclean, tho? | Let such an one look on the blamethe Lord had so expressly taught worthy Peter, and remember how, him the contrary in a vision, and an unshaken Paul treated him, at the house of Cornelius į and for his weak and dissembling conthis he did, not from any change duct, in the face of the whole in his sentiments, but purely, as' multitude.---3d. How much it “Hearing them which were of the concerns highly respected miniiters circumcilion,” being unwilling to of the gospel, and highly respekdifplease them, and thinking their ted members in every Chrillian censures of much greater impor- church, to show an unhaken firmtance than they really were. nels, in supporting all gofbeldoc" And the other Jews diffembled trints, and such Christian proceelikewise with him ; infomuch that dings as are right; and in publicly Barnabas also was carried away discountenancing all
tended with their diffimulation. Bat ones, which are wroy, let the when (Paul) faw that they"-le-weaker brethren, like Darnaba, ter and others “ Walked not up- and the other Jews, be carried rightly" in this affair, « Accor- away with their disimulation, to ding to the truth of the gospel,” | do such things, as will greatly which taught the contrary, ("He) dishono: God ard in;. re the withitood him to the face, because Church
Religious Intelligence. act and vote :-Which article:
great principles of the
union betwen the Ger eral AflenExtraås from the Minutes of the bly of the byterian Churchia
General Affociation of Connell America, and the Central Alucut, . D. 1802.
ciation of the minister of Christ, HE General Association of in the state of Connecticut. Conecticut met, agreably
The above articles were approto appointment, on the third ved and accepted by this AlyciaTuesday of June, 1802, at Il tion. Whereupon the Rev. Maro'clock, at the house of the Rev. tin Tullar, presented his cert fiMatthias Burnet, in Norwalk, cate as a delegate from the cor
The delegation to the conven- vention, in Vermon, and took tion of the clergy of the fate of his feat accordingly. Vermont, appointed at the last After attending to andrzchAsociation, reported the folloir er matters, the AT&us, in ing plan of union, mutually dil compliance with a farting rule, cufled by the convention and said proceeded to make the usual endelegation, and approved and acquiries concerning the late of re. cepied by faid convention. ligion, in the churches, under the
“ Articles of union and inter- following heads, 1. Is there any course between the General Affo- special attention to or revival of ciation of the clergy of the state religion in your district ? 2. Is of Conne&ticut, and the Gene there general union and harmony ral Convention of the clergy of in the churches ? 3. What nunVermont.”
ber of vacancies in each district, Under an impression of the great and in what state with respect to importance of harmony and union ? What instances of re
peace anong the ministers of Christ, and moval by death or otherwise--or his churches, it is the earneit de. settlement of minillers, or Gre of both bodies to form fuch a churches formed, since the last fefconnection and intercourse as may
fion of the General Afciation. be permanent, and mutually ben- As the result of the enquires, the eficial.
Affociation remark with pleasure Article I. Each body shall thai, in those churches ad confeud one or two delegates or com- gregationis, where there have been millioners to meet and lit with the recent revivals of religion, th: other, at the flated feflions of the fruits are such as cuisin te Lody.
Lopes and joys of the people of Article 2. The delegate or God. It also appears it hardelegate froin each body, feveral mony and peace generally prevail ly, ihali have the privilege of en- in the churches ; and that there is, tering into the discutious and desi in leveral congregations, in this liberations of the body, as freely state, an increating dition in and equally, as theirown meinbers. attend the public world and in.
Article 3. That the union and itruction of the Lord's day. W: intercourfe may be full and com. are also peculiarly happy in chiavflete between the said bodies, the ing that there appears in Yalecouumiillioner or commissioners College, a very several and serifrons each, refyeively, thall not ous attention to religindo alich only it and delikerate, but also affords a very plcaling respect to
ahe friends of Christianity and of next commencement at Yale-Col. the prosperity of the churches. lege. It also appears that there is a re The following persons were vival of religion, very extensively, elected RECEIVERS, in their re. within the limits of the General spective districts, to receive such Affembly of the Presbyterian sums of money as the ministers and Church.
others may be willing to contribThe following ministers were ute for the purpose of defraying, appointed to certify the good the expenses of the delegation of standing and character of preach- this Association to the General ers of the gospel, travelling from Assembly of the Prefbyterian this state into other states—The Church and the General ConvenRev. Dr. Nathan Perkins, Hart- tion of the clergy of Vermont, ford N. Rev. William Robinson, (viz.) The Rev. Henry A. RowHartford S. Rev. Dr. Benja- land, Hartford North, William min Trumbull, New-Haven W. Robinson, Hartford S. Matthew Rev. Thomas W. Bray, New. Noyes, N. Haven E. Bezaleel Haven E. Rev. Joseph Strong, Pinio, New-Haven W. Samuel New-London, Rev. Dr. Isaac Nott, New-London, Hezekiah Lewis, Fairfield W. Rev. David Ripley, Fairfield W. Samuti Ely, Fairfield E. Rev. Moses Blatchford, Fairfield E. Zebulon C. Welch, Windham original Ely, Windham, Andrew Lee, Asociation, Rev. Andrew Lee, Windham E. Samuel J. Mills, Windham E. Rev. Samuel J. Litchfield N. Azel Backus LitchMills, Litchfield N. Rev. Dan field S. Dr. Nathan Williams, Huntington, Litchfield S. Rev. Tolland, Elijah Parsons, MiddleDr. Nathan Williams, Tolland, sex. The Rez. Abel Flint, was Rev. John Devotion, Middlesex." appointed Treafurer of the Affo
The Association proceeded to ciation and Joseph Washburn Auchufe delegates to the General ditor of the accounts of the fame. Affembly of the Presbyterian Returns were made according Church tomeet, in the city of Phil- to vote, of unsettled ministers anů a lelphia, on the third Thursday candidates continuing to preach in May next, and the Rev. Dr. | under the licences of the district Timothy Dwight, Asahel Hook. Associations of Connecticut, viz. er, and David Ely were chosen. Of unsettled Ministers.
The Rev. William Lockwood, Rev. Simon Backus, Guilford, Dan Huntington and Matthias Rev. Aaron Kinne, Winchester, Burnet were chosen fubstitutes ; Rev. David Huntington, Mideither of whom to supply the dletown, Rev. Samuel Sturges, place of faid delegates now chofen, Greenwich, Rev. John Willard, who may not be able to attend. Kensington, Rev. Aaron Wood
The Rev. David Tullar and ward, North-Haven, Rev. AbraJoseph Washburn were appointed ham Fowler, Derby, Rev. Erasdelegates to the convention of tus Ripley, New Haven, Rev. Vermont, which meets on the eve Ezekiel J. Chapman, Saybrook, ning of the first Tuesday of Sep-Rev. Jedidiah Bushnell, Say. teinber next at Granville.
brook. The Rev. Amzi Lewis was ap Licensed Preachers. pointed to preach the Concio ad Jeremiah Day, Yale-College, Clerum on the evening after the 'Ebenezer G. Marsh, Yale-Col.
lege, Barcraft Fowler, Yale-Col Many carneft prayers I believe lege, Jonathan Bird, Berlin, Rob. ascended to a throne of grace,
for ert Porter, Farmington, Gurdon a considerable time previous to the Johnson, Granby, Nathaniel commencement of the work amidst Dwight, Wethersfield, James many and various discouragements. W. Woodward, Hanover, N. It was to be observed howerer, H. Timothy Williams, Wood that much greater numbers atfock, Aaron Hovey, jun. Mans- tended the ministration of the feld, Loomis, Colchester, word for some time before the William Hart, Berlin, William work began.-But except this, Riels, Milford, Pitkin Cowles, nothing else could be seen, unless Southington, Abijah Carrington, it might be a strengthened deterMilford, Timothy Stone, Milford, mination among a number of John Niles, Killingworth, Thom- God's people to continue in waitas Robbins, Norfolk, Humphry ing on him
for a day of his power ; Moore, Pincetown, Mass. Gide- and some increase of hope that on Burt, jun. Long-Meadow, eventually they should not be disDavid Ripley, Abington, Jabez appointed in their expectations. Munsel, Franklin, John Lord, So far as I have been informed Waterford, Isaac Knap, Nor the work began on Green river, folk, James Eells, Glattenbury, from the exercises of a very pious Elibu Smith, Granby, Mass. woman as I have stated above,
Voted, that the next meeting It appeared that God inade use of the General Association be hol of the compaflionate bursts of den at the house of the Rev. Ste- sorrow which broke from her phen W. Stebbins in Stratford, on heart, for the multitudes around the third Tuefday of June next. her, in the way to ruin, to awa
ken reflection in many of them Extr¢8 of a letter from Rev. James who had always lived in total
Wel/b, of Lexington, Kentucky, careleffness before. Many from dated July 15, 1802, to one of that time began to hear the call the Editors, containing some fur- of the Lord of Hosis and confider iber account of the late revival of their ways ; confcquently to fue religion in that country.
their undone ftate by nature and " THE work began in the enquire what they frould do to southern part of this itate, in the be saved. country called Green river. The There the work began and people of God became deeply sen- thence it spread. You have infible of the state of the church quired, fir, as to the views of thcfe in this country, which, at that under convictions ? They appear, time, was indeed in a very decli- fo far as I can judge of them, ned situation. All the laws were generally to have very awful apmade void in the most wanton prehenfions of their itate as fiiimanner, and little more than the ners, of the holiness, justice and form and some outward appear- majesty of God. Their views of ance of religion among us. Un- the demerit of sin, and their utter der this view of things, nuinbers inability to escape from the wrath, of Christians became much con with which they then believed it cerned that God would change threatened, have brought many of our mournful state, and revive lis them apparently to the brink of cause among us.
despair, and tiled them with such
dire forebodings of the dreadful had done ; tho with this differe coom they then believed awaiting ence, that the features of despair then, as to overcome nature, cail and horror are not to be seen as in isem down in the ground ; and the other case. As to their from every ting that can be seen, views of themselves, they generrearly to arreni and stop the func- ally cry out aloud against the obtions of life. In many, however, duracy, wickedness and unbelief who can neitii fpeak nor act, the of their hearts, and appear deeparierial power does not seem to ly to mourn that now when they be much altered; tho in others, would attempt to do good, evil is I have observed an intermission of so abundantly and prevalently plif for a confiderable time. present. That the law of God
The legth of time, as well as is holy, just and good, they heartdegre of agitation has been dit. ily acknowledge, bu how to perferent in diferent perfons, under form that which is right they find this exercise. The continuance
The manner in which maof mental darkness also has been
ny of them appear to estimate io. Some who have been very re Christ and his merits is very lively nerkably awak ned have hopeful- | and aifecting, and I thick muit ly arilca from tint culeful itaie, be considerably emblematical of hare been hopesully taken from the exercises of that better world nature's horrible pit and miry clay, where adoring myriads, with one their feet fet upon the rock of heart and voice, and crery powaces, and a new song put into cr, cry out, saying to the Lamb, their mouths, even high praifes to “ Thou only art worthy,”' &c. Chrif, their deliverer. Others | The work stiil goes on, tho the have continued for days, weeks, meetings are not fo large as at firit. and forne for months, though not You inquire lastly, what claffes under those great horrors, yet are taken? All clases; the learnwithout comfort. Others again ei and ignorant, and numbers of have been able to make off very the moit violent opposers of the confiderable awakenings, and different clafles, and in the very grow perhaps more hardened than acts of daring hoftility againit ever; but of this class, I know heaven, and opposition to the but few confidering the numbers work. It is no small comfort, that have been subjecis of the fir, to hear from you that many work. With regard to the joys prayers are daily ascending among of these subjects, they seem to you to the heavens on our behalt. hear a proportion to the distresses May they enter into the ears of they have been in. In some there the Lord of Salaoth with acceptjoys and
great as to overcome ance both for you and us!” them, as ilieir villreises previously