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Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 26 April 1860

SUCCESS _ATTRIBUTABLE TO LOVE OF _OGClTPATIOir. The great difference which we perceive in the success of people, depends almost entirely: upon the earnestness with which they pursue their industrial callings.t _; And that-earnestness depends again upon the love for and engrossment by the pursuit _io which they are engaged. It is a bad sign when a man is forever lamenting the difficulties of his avocation and wishing he were in any other business than: that which, for the time being, demands his attention. Those who expect to find any pursuit which is free from difficulties are grossly mistaken. Every occupation, prosecuted to success, involves the overcoming of many obstacles, and the surmounting of inany impediments. l¥nen we fancy that one particular business possesses all the discouragements, and that the avocations of others are all pleasant and easy, we only exhibit the narrowness of our minds and the feebleness of our observation. We observe a mechanic working with gre...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 26 April 1860

CONFIRMATION OF SCRIPTURE The following interesting article, from an exchange, shows the bearing of the discoveries at Nineveh on the teachings of the Bible: The discoveries of Layard at Nineveh, though curious _<and instructive in all respects, are most important from the light they throw on Scripture. In reading the narrative of the bold explorer, we seem to be . transported back to the days .of the Hebrew prophet, for substantially the same manners and customs prevail in Mesopotamia now as did three thousand years ago. There are still the lodges in the cucumber gardens which Isaiah describes; the'oxen still tread but the corn; and the wild asses of the desert, so poetically alluded to in Job, still watch the traveller from a distance, pause for him to draw near, aud then gallop away to the shadowy horizon. To realize the Old Testament, Layard should bo read. The ancient portion_, of the Bible ceases to be the dim, far-off re cord it has heretofore appeared; light g...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 26 April 1860

THE VOICE OF THE O0EAH. Was it the sound of the distant surf that was in mine ears, or the low moan of _thatirreeze, as it crept through the neighboring wood? 0, the""hoarse voice of oeean, never silent siuce time first began " —where hos it not been uttered? There is stillness amid the calm of the arid and rainless desert, where no spring rises, and no streamlet flows; and the long caravan plies its weary march amid the blinding glare of the sand, and the red, unshaded rays of the fierce sun. But once and again, and yet.again, has the roar of the ocean been there. It is his sands that the wind heaps up; and it is the skeleton remains of his vassals—shells aud fish,, and the stony coral—that the rocks uriderneath enclose. There is silence on the tall mountain peak, with its glittering mantle of snow, where the panting lungs labor to inhale the thin bleak air—where no insect murmurs, and no bird flies, and where the eye wander_^ over multitudinous hill-tops "that lie far-beneat...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 26 April 1860

NEW EE6ISTEATI0H LAW. From one df the secular papers we learn that anew registration law is to take effect on the first day of July next. As it is a matter-of interest to the public generally, and to ministerial brethren in Pennsylvania particularly, we give the following description of the law as furnished by the PhiladelphiaInquirerv—It provides that all clergymen, magistrates, clerks of religious societies, physicians, the coroner, undertakers, midwives, sextons, superintendents of cemeteries, 4c, who may be iu attendance at any marriage, birth, or death, shall prepare schedules thereof in the form of certificates, containing certain particulars, under penalties for neglect or refusal to .perform; there are other duties imposed on them by the Act, of from five to twenty-five dollars. In cases of marriage, the certificate is to embrace particulars as to date of marriage, name of male, his residence, age, occupation, and place of birth; the name of the female, with her resi...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 26 April 1860

THE PRINCIPAL THEME. Erasmus represents scholastic theologians as gravely discussing the question, "Whether Christ, instead of taking upon Himself the form of a man, could have taken the form of a woman, a devil, a beast, an herb, or a stone, and how, in the last case, He would have preached His gospel, or been nailed to the cross," The mind recoils from such a waste of intellect and >time_^ while the saving truthsVof' j_^jte_^_igpel slept in grosssneglect. It is prostitution of the sacred office. It is murder of souls. We see it in this light at a glance. But let us look at the matter again. The great error of the Schoolmen consisted in putting away the fundamental verities of our holy religion-" —not in the character of the speculations by which these were displaced. All substitutes for the doctrines which awaken sinners and edify saints are trivial, only we detect this _worthlessness in some more readily than in others. Those who pass by the truths that save arid sanctif...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 26 April 1860

THE _CEUCtPlXlON. ' BY JOHN O, WHITTIES. Sunlight upon Judea' _s hills, And on the waves of Galilee—On Jordan ' s stream, and on the rills That feed the dead and sleeping sea! Most freshly from the greenwood springs, The light breeze on Its scented wings; And daily quiver In the sun The cedar tops of Lebanon! A few more hours—a change hath _cotael The ibyis dark withoutacloud! * The shouts 1 of wrath and joy are' duntb,' And proud knees _umtd earth are bowed. A ohange is on the hill of death, The helmed watchers pant for breath, • And turn with wild and maniac eyes, From the dark _Scenes of'sacrifice! That sacrifice!—the death of Him—The High and_^ver Holy One ! Well may the conscious heaven grow dim And blacken the beholdingsun! _ The wonted light hath fled away, Night settled on the middle day, And Earthquake from' h is caverned bed ' Is waking witha thrill of dread J The dead are wakln g undiarnealh! Their prison dobejs;rent away! And ghastly . with the seal of death, , Tlj...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 26 April 1860

. . _, APT EEPLY. A good brother Elder in Presbytery a short time since, thought it wrong to talk about ministers' salaries, j "For," said he, " when our Saviour sent out his disciples, he-told them to take neither gold _ppr silver, purse nor scrip; not even two coats." And he took his seat with all the conclusiveuess of manrier which the use of a sound scriptural argument is calculated to beget. 'i But why, Mr. Moderator," said another brother in reply, " did our Saviour tell his disciples not to provide these things? .The very passage from which the brother quotes, answers the question. The Saviour himself gives, as the reason : 1 because the laborer is worthy of his meat.' It was not the duty of the disciples to provide, these things, but it was made the duty of those to whom the disciples were sent." The quotation of our brother elder was correct enough, as far as it went. . But he stopped too short; he should have read further. And this, we fear, is too often the trouble: men...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 26 April 1860

For the American Presbyterian. _fBE VERNAL SNOW. A SONNET. BY JAMES JUSTING. All through the day, from lightiy-cloaded _skicft_^j i _/ Has fatten on the fields the feathery snow, But now not long upon the ground it lies, Melting and nourishing the germs below. Or slowly ebbing down the sloping mead, Where flows the rivulet, or in the* shade* The glassy waters of the lakelet spread, iiike a mirror o_^er the solitary glade. So joys are born, as though in sacred halls, To cheer the adul that languishes on earth, Yetftde like the flake that from the oloudlet<fallS) And prove but beings of ephemeral birtb-Why found thy hope upon the bubble toy? Look heavenward for everlasting joy! Philadelphia, Aptil 8_»h_, I860.

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 26 April 1860

GLORIFY GOD In our Scripture readings, our Sabbath Service, and our secret fellowship with God, we do at times, feel as Moses did when he prayed— " I beseech thee show me thy glory." And yet indulging such a feeling and putting forth such an aspiration, we are obliged to admit, that even a limited view of the dominion, and a partial entrance into the depths of Jehovah, would involve us in perplexity, and fill us with an intolerable sense of weakness and limitation; and that the most we can hope in this direotion, is, to have the milder aspects of his being and the more winning disclosures of his character and government made to us; while his power, his justice, and his _boliftess must be beheld through a medium that shall moderate the otherwise insufferable splendor and magnificence, blending them with the light of, his benignity, and causing us, with joy, and hope, to utter another player-*" Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us." Nor need we regret our feebleness o...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 3 May 1860

EHl _idlJDEMY OF _iATUBM _^tJHSKfdES: The following interesting arid truthful descriptidn of this Iristitution, is from the pen of a, member of the Bible Class connected witli tfe #irst Church of Manayunk, under the cate qf'Eev. _Al* Culver. ' It_^ g_^ew out of: " a ' visit' of^*£he_; cl ass to the Academy whichtoOi'place on JIaster Moridaj. Besides coniriiittee-fboing_^ library and other et cetera,! the building_^eoritairis two oblong; lofty, spacious and well lighted? halls, : one above _theJother_; and, surrouoded with three_^ tiers of galleries: each j along which you: pass to inspect the almost! nuinberiess _Measures of the place. • -The ripper hall is devoted _> ehiefly to- orriitliblogy_;. the lower to zoology; _^ but the > fldors of. _bothj toge|her _jwitte the iiDnerf sides of _3the,galleries,>are oe; c|_ijg_|ed tby ,j8|^nd_|,; Q _ofl|ainujg _^gsapd§_, upgn _ffiouiarids of mineralogipai, geological, and con? chologieai _specinVeris, besides a toie...

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Source: Pennsylvania State University
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Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 3 May 1860

Me ' ¦;¦ ;^;^. .X3ET_^i ^(^: ;sirEi&.. _-;: ' - v;;1 ' . Mr. Geo* _^, ars, Corresponding Secretary of the S, S. Missionary Society, ojf the Western Church, has received two letters jfrom Mr. and Mrs,,Bentou, missionaries of the: A;B., ' Q. ' j?_iM_* 't at Bhamdun,,Mt. Lebanon, which he has kindl y placed at our disposal. We make the following extracts from Mr. jBenton_'s letter.. That;of Mrs. B. shall appear in our next: Pbae B_^o thj3R in Qb.%_ist :—- Your _fraternal letter, and words of sympathy, and encouragement , we appreciate most hi g hly, and most thankfull y_^ Separated from our native land , and from almost all intercourse with our beloved associates , your letters to us are as islands in the ocean , oases in the great desert of life, social fountains of mutual pleasure and friendship, in the' ' _renewing strength of which we can advance invigorated and prepared for missionary duty. _, The pastyear, 1859, Has witnessed some progress of our mission in Syria....

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Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 3 May 1860

_WNftMttitfotttt lib INFLUENCE OF MYTHOLOGY AND CHRIS _MAlilTY &S PO1TEY. I ; BY WHiUAM 0. WIN8I.0W. . Mythology was to ancient .poetry what Christianity is to modern. Religion, the vital spark of human nature/ is an element of genuine poetry. Hence the _mythic religion of yore was to ancient poetry whj_$ _ipl_^S_^^ _U;f_$ . mQ$$n. The mythology of the_^ heathen id universal_^ acknowledged id have originated from revelation_^ made primarily to the Jews. Under its influence, poetry was corrupted, and lost its divine impress, though stil), retaining its fire and sublimity. And it was the fire and sublimity resulting from an obscure revelation, wrought by a disturbed fancy into extravagant _wildnesa, and conjured into forms most captivating to a sensual taste. It would appear then, that so far as the avowed object of poetry is concerned, which is to p lease the taste and gratify the imagination, the Influence of the heathen Mythology was more propitious than that of the...

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Source: Pennsylvania State University
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Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 3 May 1860

The ensuing extract is taken from that very interesting and, remarkable book, entitled " The Stars and the Angels " _^ which has just been republished in this country by Messrs. W. S, & A. Martien, of Philadelphia. ...: r The Smsitual Body. ' \ I "All flesh is not " the same flesh; but there is one kind of flesh of inen, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and anotheri of 'birds. ; "There is a natural body, and there is a .spiritual body. ; _^Howbeit, that_^ was notflrst which is spiritual, hnt that which is natural j arid afterward-that whieh is spiritual." liGor. xv. S9, 44, 46. u i ; Such is the .information given us by an inspired writer regarding the relations of the natural and the spiritual body. The whole passage (1 Cor. xv.) is worthy of a most careful examination; we have extracted three verses, which"more distinctly bear a .scientific value. * .• '¦'; ¦ _' " _* . .•¦¦ ': _-_^--- ¦¦ <¦ ¦ ;- ¦:• ¦ •• ¦ . . _;-.:_¦; _Erom them w_^ are . warfan...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 3 May 1860

KN0WIITG THE SCRIFTUEES. While it is certain, and should always be I_^ept prominently before the mind, that mere _^ knowledge does not make a man religious, we fear that many, running into the other extreme, underrate the importance of knowledge. _. There is much said in many of the periodicals of the day that would almost justify the conclusion attributed to the Romanists, that " Ignorance is the mother of devotion." Some continually decry doctrinal discussions as unfit for any but tbe schoolmen-. ..-. ;_, , Our religion consists_^ in two things, .believing anddoing. But how can a man believe if he does not know? How can he receive that testimony | never_^ heard ? Can a itnaD trust in a Saviour that has never'been preached to him? Can a man have peace of _conscience through the blood of Christ when he has never heard of the crucifixion ? Can he soar heavenward on the wings of hope if_! lie has1 never heard of the New Jerusalem ? Plainly no mab who isignorant- of the great tru...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 3 May 1860

_JHTTIIVIIWJ 0UE USEFULNESS. A recent number of the New York Observer has- an excellent article on this -subject, and one well calculated to dispel the gloom,which sometimes in sickness, weariness or old age, depresses the heart of the _Ghristiari, and makes him cry, "O Lord! why are thy chariot wheels so long in couiingr" ¦ ._' ¦ _' ¦ i , In fact, the true, humble , devoted Christian .never ou|lives his usefulness. Is he a.minister of the _|b_^bfei? '*iEf e inay bo pr_^_trjtte_^ with disease_^ he inay be" laid* aside frdrii - the active' service of thesarictuary_^ Decrepitude, old age, second childhojp.d i even may be his lot; but amid. all these, he may; be useful: _/'!Uhey also serve who only stand and. wait." God is often served as fully by the patience, faith and childlike trust of his people in him at suchn times, as by more active and, to humanappearanee , effective labors. That patience and trust more fully illustrate the faith of the diseipje, and often lead sinners t...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 3 May 1860

; _XMW_^mavBEss,, The practice of, putting on sombre garrpents , as ' ar i.eihibiWon of grief fgr the death of friends, _^id_^lelerli _^na_^_thlse whol rieg1lcif _tHe: eus_^n attract notice by'their singularity. Twenty-five or "thirty .years ago) an attempt was made b y some excellent clergymen and other leaders of public opinion to subvert this custom, and with some success. But the change did not last long, and _$he practice of putting on mourning is now as general as ever before. But there are really very serious objections to it.; _1 It is x_>ften a heavy burden _mpon the bereaved. Mourning garments are .more expensive than others, and when the head of the family is cut off, it is a severe tax upon the diminished resources of the household to add to the expenses of sickness and burial an entire outfit of black for the family. With those to whom the expense is not ah important consideration, the confusion and incongruity of turning the house of death into a milliner'...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 3 May 1860

THE _AHOINTnra OF THE SPIRIT. The first and chiefest preparation which shonld be _sought by those who are looking forward to the ministry,, should be the anointing of the Sp irit. Discipline, learning, power of thought and of expression, are noble things to use in Christ's service, .and there is abundant scope for their exercise in the work of the ministry; but the graces resulting from the anointing of the Spirit, purity of heart, aspirations for holiness, a spiritual apprehension of the truth, power in prayer, the love of Christ shed abroad in the soul as the governing principle of action—these are still more important. They are essential qualifications of a good minister of Jesus Christ. These are to be sought, labored for, diligently and long. They will no more come spontaneously to a man, than a knowledge of mathematics or of languages will conic spontaneously to a man. They inU3t be sought. Now and then a man seeks them as Henry Martyn and Robert Murray McOheyue sought...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
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Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 3 May 1860

muttt MN1S ' :.\ _jr,_^: ¦ - : fVQQlSVIP" _Qjr 81PABATINO _T110M _XBI OBtmCH TttTH •ffKtCH 181WKITMB WAS KB8T CONN10T1D. . And 1 must weep.; the tear* that gush From out th_? he_^rt, no hand ja_^_atayj The thrilling meraoriea that rKsh-Upon my soul, will-have their way. The tendrils of my heart ate bound, ' • ; Ohj church_^ 'belovejl! _^ojdlose_|to thee ' Seenls, that Its ttbriUj if unwound, Bleeding, can clasp no other tree. W hat _pricelessjessing* J have proved, . listening the words our .pastor taught; All eloquent with truth and love, Arid freighted with the wealth of thought When for our babes we fain would crave, TtiB'tt6fygplittVJ»>«»ILiit>tUmr .. _, - - , _' . _^ (isllps the word fofble «ring> gave,. His hand performed the holy _ohrism* When weeping o'er oar dead, we've bowed With hearts all crushed beneath the blow; Bis gentle hand, the balm hath poured Into our bitter cup of wo. Renietober well the heavy rod, And well the pastor's words so m...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
Country/State of Publication: Pennsylvania, United States
Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 3 May 1860

_ACT QUICKLY. Whether you are a preacher or a ehurch-meaiber, be entreated to act speedily. In the kingdom of grace, each year's, nay, each month's or week's crop of effects is seed for the next brief period, and the crop of that, in turn, seed for the next; one counts for a thousand, two for ten thousand. What a multiplied -multiplication, is, alas 1 overlooked by the procrastinator j a uiultiplication not in regard to simply wheat or dollars, but alas S alas I precious, ceaseless souls. Surely the professor of reli gion who trifles away hours, or even minutes, is on the way to give SQlemnt account,to the Ancient of days. Good soon done is more than doubly done. In less than an hour another branch of iustrumentality, by another person, may shoot out of the first branch. There will be increasingly multiplied branchings off from person to person till the judgment moment. We charge each reader , as in the Diyine presence, to find out his or her own practicable modes,'riot only f...

Publication Title: American Presbyterian
Source: Pennsylvania State University
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Untitled Article [Newspaper Article] — American Presbyterian — 3 May 1860

MIMS1EEIAL POmiiABlTY. There »rey two kinds of this popularity. One is founded-rather upon ability in the pulpit, in the_^great congregation:j-; the_; other upon pastoral faithfulness out of it, from house to house. JPerhaps we should say there is a third kind, or rather a balanced union of the two, but _^uch ex act1 union may be too .scarce to deserve attention. One or the other a little predominates in the case of almost .every preacher. Now, the point aimed at by _this,_^brief article _^ .is the respectful subaiissipn to the _^_ministe rial reader's good sense, of the fact that, of the two kinds alluded to, the least imposing; the apt-to-be-undervalued kind, "from house to house/'is the preferable j and that in the preacher's aim to be balanced, the care had better be to secure to the humbler side any deviation1 frbiri equipoise. A preacher's position for pulpit eloquence is accorded more by the hearers' heads than hearts '-;-'but-that for pastoral intimacy and faithfulness...

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