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A Miracle of Grace and Mercy

325
Anabaptists in the Reign of Edward Vi.

304
Anecdotes of the late Mr. Gunner, Mr. Gadsby, and others

21
An Old Minister of Bacup

164
Bacup

25, 164, 187, 250
Bishop of Liverpool and the Wesleyans

276
Charge to a Minister

100
Colony of Lepers :

301
Comfort in Afriction

301
Convents

84
Cruelty to Animals

335
Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Girl.

221
Decision for Protestantism

333
Devastation Dire .

249
Display of Divine Goodness
EDITOR'S ADDRESS

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EDITOR'S REVIEW.–Baptist Church at Tottlebank, 25; Jesuits

and Romanists on Murder, &c., 253; Salvation by Grace, 252;
Shepherd of Jerusalem, 274; Siloam Association, 273; The
Coming of the Lord, 27; The Redeemed, 53; The Sword and

Trowel, 53; Vox Dei, 53.
Freed at Last

31
Gadsby (w.) to a Newly. Married Pair:

292
Handcross Chapel.

215
LETTERS.-By G. Alexander, 328; E. Ashdown, 88; R. B., 190;
J. Bennett, 45; W. Brown, 75; Caleb, 29; W. Catlow, 224 ;
Pastor Chiniquy. 192 223, 248 ; J. Colman, 328 ; H. Constable,
110; F. Covell, 75, 225 ; 5. Daborn, 46; J. G. De Merveilleux,
330; Anne Dutton, 81; W. Gadsby, 109; H. Hercock, 301;
M. L. Hibberd, 307; H. N. Hopewell, 29; J. Kershaw, 272;
Ruth Lindsey, 325; T. Mayborn, 190; R. Morse, 48; R. Moxon,
325; J. Munns, 74; Ruth Ottaway, 224; J. Palmer, 327; J.
Pert, 163; J. C. Philpot, 272; W. S. Robinson, 110; J. M.
Sangar, 308; E. and M. Simpson, 223; D. Smart, 45, 248; J.
Smith, 163; T. S. Swonnell, 49, 191; W. Turpin, 47; J. War-

burton, 307; C. F. Webb, 137.
Letters of Recantation

160, 217
Light Amictions .

76
Marks of the New Birth, by Anne Dutton

243
Ministerial Charge

100
MINISTRY (TITE). -By Mr. A. Dye, 69, 126; Mr. I. Lewis, 152, 180,

208, 237, 265, 293, 321 ; Mr. Whittaker, 19.

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Palestine Explorations

52, 299
Parliament

58, 86, 114, 142
Pastor (Father) Chiniquy

106, 192, 223, 248
Pastor (Father) Courtais

160
Pastor (Father) De Calvello .

217
Pastor (Father) Du Bellay

161
Pastor (Father) Seguin .

324
Pure and Unpollutable Stream

305
Regeneration, hy Dr. Hawker

78
Revised Version of the New Testament

193, 246
Romaine's Monument

79
Romanism and the Reformation 22, 55, 82, 111, 137, 168, 218, 309, 329
Romanist Recantations

160, 217
Sanding the Axles

30
Saved from Shipwreck

332
Savings Banks

57
Scripture Illustrations 28, 72, 110, 151, 179, 214, 264, 302, 330
SERMONS.-By Mr. Ashdown, 89; Mr. Bryant, 229; Mr. Covell,

61; Mr. William Hatton, 285; Mr. Knight, 10; Mr. Miller,
201; Mr. Newton, 33; Mr. Shütte, 145; Mr. A. B. Taylor,

257; Mr. S. Turner, 173; Mr. Vine, 313; Mr. Warburton, 117.
Shepherd of Jerusalem and the Black Lamb in his Bosom

274
Sincere Milk of the Word

162
Visit to a Union House
Who was Anne Dutton

131
Words to Ministers

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POETRY.
A Ransom Found
Arise, Let us Go Hence
Christ's Humiliation
Forgiveness
Hatred of Sin
He Changeth Not
Let Me Call Thee Mine
Lines to a Newly-Married Pair
New Year's Morning
Preserved in Christ Jesus
Reply to Miss Cottage .
The Morning Star
Thoughts Suggested by Reading an Arminian Tract
Waymark

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320
186
226
108
281
254
292

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CHRISTIAN'S MONTHLY RECORD.

ADDRESS.

To the Spiritual Readers of the Christian's Monthly Record."

Dear Brethren and Sisters,—The Lord, by Jeremiah, says, “I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins;" and if we may speak of you as of ourselves, there is no prayer ascends out of your hearts more fervently or more frequently than that of David:"Search me, O God, and know my heart; tryme, and know my thoughts; and see if there be any

wicked way

in
me, and lead me in the

way everlasting.” And again: “Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.” And while we thus cry to the Lord to search us and examine us, we are led to search and examine ourselves; and, feeling what there is within, wo many times wonder what David could mean when he said, “ If there be any evil way in me;" for we often seem to have nothing else but evil in us; our very reins are corrupt. And as to our carnal inclinations,

"Swarms of ill thoughts their bane diffuse,

Proud, envious, false, unclean;
And every ransack'd corner shows

Some unsuspected sin.' David must have been altogether different to us, we think, or he could not have put an if in his prayer; he would have felt enough evil to poison a world. No, brethren; no.

David in no way differed, in this respect, from us. In one place he tells us his iniquities were a burden too heavy for him (Ps. xxxviii. 4); day and night God's hand was heavy upon him. And, well knowing the deceitfulness of his heart and his proneness to wander from his God, often had he to pray that his footsteps might not slide, and that the Lord would guide his ways. In the 57th psalm he feels that his heart was fixed; he could and would, he said, sing and give praise. But in the 86th psalm he seems to feel that his heart was divided, -not altogether fixed upon God, but partly apon something else. Hence he says, “ Unite my heart to fear thy name." Teach me thy way, O Lord," and " I will walk in thy truth.” Look here, brethren. The blessed Spirit must have indited that prayer, for he appears to have instantly answered it; and hence David exclaims, " I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart [not divided); for great is thy mercy to

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wards me, and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell. 0! What a depth of iniquity he must have felt within when he thus acknowledges that he deserved the lowest hell! Well, brethren, "as face answereth to face in a glass, so the

, heart of man to man;"—so the heart of God's people to God's people; all here have, in this respect, to pronounce the same

Shibboleth.” They all, in a greater or lesser degree, feel that they are deserving of " the lowest hell;" they all feel that none but the same Christ can save them, and that none but the same blessed Spirit can guide them into all truth and hold up

their steps in his precepts, which they sincerely love.

We are not fond of trying to amend our present excellent translation of the Holy Scriptures, though it must be admitted that some passages might be more clearly expressed than they are; and as to the passage before us, “If there be any wicked way in me,” some, as Dr. Gill says, render it, see if there be in

way of an idol.” And we like that rendering much. We firmly believe that David was not conscious, when he penned that prayer, of having an idol in his heart set up against God. And while we write, we believe we can appeal to the Lord, and say, “ Search us, and try us, and see if we have an idol in our heart against thee; and if we have, make us know it, for we are not conscious of it. We believe that, as to any idol, thou hast. our undivided heart. We can cheerfully give up all for thee.

"Nothing but Jesus we esteem;

Our soul is here sincere;
And everything that's dear to him,

To us is also dear." But, alas! We well know that even before we lay down our pen, the world, or some creature or thing in the world, may creep in, and almost make us wish we had not written what we have. But what we have written we have written; and it shall stand, for it is true

- The world now drops its charms;

We freely with it part.
We seem to feel our Saviour's arms,

And give him all our heart.” Brethren, how is it with you? We hope some of you can respond, • Bless the Lord, we can say the same!

Time was when the world was everything to us; now it is nothing, and less than nothing. We struggled hard to stick to it; but, as was the case with David, God's arrows had entered into our heart, and so pierced us that we were made to feel what an awful state we were in; his light shone into our souls, and we saw the pit yawning upon us. We were searched and tried, and made to feel and confess that we had sinned against God with a high

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