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Adams and Leverrier, Interview of, 513 Elements, On blessing the, in the

Address, Introductory,

1 Lord's Supper,

372

Alliance, The Sabbath,

341 Eli, Daughter-in-law of,

240

Assistance Scheme, Mutual, 201, 339 Emblems,

Assurance, Morrisonian View of, Evanescent Nature of all on Earth,

Unscriptural,

441 a Proof of Man's Immortality, 378

Atonement, Free Church Writers on, 380

Autumn, Lines on,

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Faith, The Old View of,

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Faith, Old Orthodox, superior to
Bartholomew, St, Massacre of, . 9 Modern Opinions ; by J. G.
Baxter, Essay on his Life, Ministry, Lorimer,

341, 380
and Theology; by Jenkyns, 31 Family Religion,

337
Bonar's Truth and Error,
44 Free Communion,

163
French Revolution and Prospects of

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Europe,

427

Candlish, Dr, on the Atonement, 383 Friendship’s Tribute,

456
Catechist, Indian,

232, 305

Chalmers, Dr,

193

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Christ Lifted Up; Sermon by the Grace, Salvation by,

365
late Rev, Robert Chalmers, Had. Gray, the late Rev. James, Brechin, 556
dington,

408, 457 Greatness, True ; by the late Dr
Christ's Headship over the Nations, 98 M'Crie,

49, 153
Christian Experience of William

Gibson on Natural and Moral Ina-

Mitchell,

405 bility, •

383

“ Christian News," Remarks on, 531
Church Free, Testimony of,

311

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Remarks Harvest,

265
317 Headship of Christ over the Nations, 98
Courage, True,

249

as affected by Na-
Critical Notices, 44, 99, 241, 341, 484 tional Establishments,

286
Cromwell before the dead body of Hislop's Light of Prophecy,

241

Charles I.,

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Danger of an Uncertain Sound; by Illustrations of Divine Design, 551

Sorley,

484 Immortality, Man's, A Proof of, . 378

Dialogue I. between an Original Se Inability, Man's, and the Gracious

ceder, Morrisonian, Independent,

Power of God,

393

and United Presbyterian, 476 Indian Catechist,

232, 305

Dialogue II.

489 Influence of Personal Religion on

Dialogue III.

565

Public Profession,

61, 115

Divine Design, Illustrations of, 551 Intelligence, Missionary, 45, 101, 197,
Dr M Crie, Daughter of, Lines on, 456 342, 389, 438, 485, 533, 583.
Duty of being acquainted with the
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Letter to the Editor,

526 Review, North British,
Leverrier and Adams, Interview of, 513 Review of Jenkyn's Essay on Bax-
Light, Wisdom and Goodness of God

ter,

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as seen in,

507 Review,—The Headship of Christ
Little Tommy,

159 as affected by National Church
Lorimer, J. G., Old Orthodox

Establishments; by Dr Wardlaw, 286
Faith,

341 Review of Oliver Cromwell's Let-

ters and Speeches, with Elucida-
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tions ; by Thomas Carlyle. The
Man's Inability, and the Gracious Protector ; by D’Aubigne, 414
Power of God,
393 Revolution, French,

427
Martyrdom, First,

53 Rome, Pietism of the Church of, 274
Martyr's Monument, by Dr A. Sym-
ington,

341

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Massacre of St Bartholomew,

9
Sabbath Alliance,

345
Memoir of Rev. Robert Shirra,

Sabbath Profanation,

520, 546
Kirkcaldy,

360, 467 Sabbath, The, versus the Scotsman, 80
Minutes of Synod,
174 Salvation by Grace,

365
Mitchell, William, Christian Expe Scheme of Mutual Assistance, 201, 339
rience of,

405 Scotland, Duty of being acquainted
Mission Department,

169

with History of the Church
Morrisonian View of Assurance Un.

of,

297
scriptural,

441 Secessions, The Two; Part I. 3
Morning Star, The,

260

II. 105
Mutual Assistance, Scheme of, 201, 339 Sedgewick's Wine of the Kingdom, 44

Shirra, Rev. Mr, Memoir of, 360, 467
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Sorley, Rev. Mr, Danger of an
National Education, Theories of, 127 Uncertain Sound,

484
New Opinions, 73, 119, 214, 277, 322 Stephen's Death,

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Sturrock on Secret Religion, 341
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Symington's Martyr's Monument, ib.
Obituary,
48, 587 Synod, Minutes of,

174
Old View, The, of Saving Faith, 136 Proceediogs of, Remarks on, 183
Opinions, The New, 73, 119, 277, 322
Opportunity, From the Italian of

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359 Tandahill, Rev. Mr, Kirkintilloch,
obituary,

48
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Account of
Personal Religion, Influence of, 61, 115

77
Pietism of the Church of Rome, 274
Poetry, 240, 353, 359, 456, 513

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Popery, its Endowment, and the Ulster, Banner of, and the Cove.
Duty of Protestants,
19 nants,

238
Popery Repugnant to Grace, 513 Union, Christian and Free Com-
Psalm Twenty-third,
27 munion,

163
Puritan Divines, Works of,

31

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Wardlaw, Review of, on Headship
Religion, Revival of,
528 of Christ,

286
Remarks on Free Church Testi. Wine of the Kingdom, by Sedge-
mony,
317 wick,

44
Reminiscences, Seasonable, anent Wisdom of God in the things which
Popery,
353 he has made,

463
Report on the Office of Deacons, 222

-as seen in light, 507
Presbyterial Visitation, 229
of Discussion in United

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386 Young, Chapter for,

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THE

ORIGINAL SECESSION MAGAZINE.

JANUARY 1847.

INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS.

The title of this Periodical is derived from the Synod of United Original Seceders. That body, take to themselves the name of Original Seceders, because they adhere to the same principles with Ebenezer Erskine, and those who, with him, seceded from the Established Church of Scotland in 1733. In the year 1747, the unhappy dispute, respecting the burgess oath, was the means of dividing the Secession into two parties, known by the name of Burghers and Antiburghers. The one of these parties, in the end of last century, and the other, in the beginning of the present century, was again divided on the question of the magistrate's power, at which time the great body of seceders departed from the principles of the covenanted Church of Scotland, as stated in the Confession of Faith, and witnessed for in the original testimony emitted by the fathers of the secession. In 1842, the remnant of Burghers and Anti-burghers who still adhered to the original principles of the secession, were reunited, and took to themselves the name of United Original Seceders, to intimate, that they comprised all those who still adhered to the original principles of their seceding fathers.

Under the patronage and sanction of this body, the Original Secession Magazine is put forth. The United Original Secession Church is Calvinistic in doctrine. On this head, the most entire unanimity prevails among her office-bearers and people, and it will be one aim of this publication to promote purity of doctrine in the land, by the occasional illustration and defence of important truths, and by a resolute opposition, as occasion may be presented, to all errors and heresies that now prevail, or that may hereafter arise.

The Original Secession Church is Presbyterian, in worship, and government, and the views advocated in this Magazine shall be in accordance with the distinctive principles of Presbytery, and in opposition to all hostile systems. Under this head, it will be our particular aim, to

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diffuse as much knowledge as possible, regarding the past and present state of Popery,-regarding the whole character of that system as drawn in prophecy and realized in history, and regarding the remnants of Popery preserved in the Protestant Church, --sometimes considering the latter in their state of torpor when they come under the head of defective reformations; and sometimes in their state of life, whether as exhibited in sectarian Episcopacy, which is Popery beginning to bud; or in High Churchism, which is Popery beginning to blossom ; or in Puseyism, which is the fruit, green, indeed, but growing, and requiring only time and sun to expand it into mature and ripened Popery.

Believing that the grand end, for which the Church was erected, and for which the world has been preserved, is to promote the glory of God in the conversion of souls, and being convinced that personal religion is not in a very flourishing condition, it will be one constant aim of this Periodical, to promote a revival of godliness in individuals, in families, and in congregations.

Believing the preservation of religion to be inseparably connected with the sanctification of the Sabbath, the conductors of this Magazine will endeavour to enforce the claims of that holy day, to hold publicly forth its permanent obligation, and to use whatever influence they may attain, to oppose, with steady impartiality, any encroachment on its sanctity.

On the subject of union, it will be our aim to hold forth scriptural principles about the unity of the Church, to oppose loose and latitudinarian schemes for accomplishing this end, and to endeavour to promote good feeling among all who are the friends of our Lord Jesus Christ.

As regards our own country, it will be the aim of this Magazine to illustrate and defend all the scriptural attainments of the Reformed and Covenanted Church of Scotland, and, at the same time, to be the advocates of progress in all that pertains to the moral, intellectual, and social wellbeing of the land.

And remembering that God hath made of one blood all nations of men that dwell on all the face of the earth, it will be our aim to keep continually in remembrance that all men are our brethren, and to do what in us lies to swell the voice of public opinion, and to aid in directing it against every thing that retards the progress of truth, or liberty, or righteousness, throughout the globe, and to assist every scriptural mean, by which ends so desirable can be promoted. With those that are in bonds we cordially sympathise; and slavery, in all its forms, and, particularly, as existing among professing Christians, is the object of our unconquerable aversion, and shall, as we may have occasion, meet with our resolute and uncompromising opposition. And being firmly

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