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Slie teaches the same dogmas and claims the same authority over the mind, the heart, and tlie conscience in this enliglitened age, and in this free republic, that slie did in the barbarous ages under feudalism, and what she teaches and claims ceases to be in harmony with men's convictions, or their- sense of their own rights and dignity." Tlie chui'ch, then, you think, in order to be able to serve' the world, should not govern it, but suffer herself to be gov- erned by it, and take care to teach it only what it already believes and holds ?
Tliis is a very good principle, no doulit, for a journalist, wlio seeks only a wide circulation for his journal, but do you think our Lord acted on it?
MICHAEL'S COLLEGE TORONTO, CANADA LIBRARY PRESENTED BY Reverend J. Among them were two who particularly attracted ni}' attention.
While at the spring, around which had sprung up a small village called Springdale, consisting of an unfinished meet- ing-house, one or two boarding-houses, and a large hotel, I foi'med the acquaintance of several gentlemen whose con- versation interested me much.
She fails to keep religion up with the times, refuses to advance with modern society, and the world goes on without her." " AVhither ? " " Not the least." "Is it not possible for the church to remain immovable Jierself, and yet be very progressive in her influence on in- dividuals and society generally?
" " To aid progress the church must be herself progressive." "You see, then, neither argument nor wit in i)r.
lie must have been at least threescore and ten, but his form was erect and his eye undimmed, his natural strength unabated, and his voice unbroken, sweet, melodious, and sympathetic.
The church was instituted by our Lord to govern the world according to the divine reason and will, not to be governed by it. The number of visitors was not large, for it had not yet become a fashion- able watering-place, and few, except such as were really in pursuit of health, or at least desirous of recruiting their ex- hausted energies, visited it.
Did he find the convictions of the world he came to redeem and save in harmony with his doctrines and claims?
If so, how came the Jews to reject him and ci'ucify him between two thieves ?
The two gentlemen were nmch togetlicr, and seemed to take no little interest in each other, although I could not discover that any topic was ever broached between tlicni on LIDERALISM AND THE CUUECH. Their con- versation, or rather their disenssion, attracted me as a listener, at first as drawing- oft' my thoughts from myself, and after- wards by the interest it awakened in the subjects on which it chiefly turned, and I seldom failed to hear it.
Other guests seemed as much atti-acted as myself, and whenever we saw them seated under the shade of the old maple-trees left standing near our hotel, we formed a ring around them, and sat and listened in silence.