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VOL. 5. NO. 39.
IIENDERSONYILLE, N. G., WEI>NESDaVY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1857.
MTIOLE NO. 206.
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iiV. .T..1,. DAGH. - _
■ 111 press, and to be hs.sued, about U.r,
first of Septendier, a standard work on Sys
tematic Theology, by Rev. J. L. Dagg, D.
^ ])., tif Georgia. The Southern Bapti.st Pub-
‘ lioatioii Societal hasfiir considerable time past,
had this important treatise under promise, in
order to meet an acknowledged want in the
Baptist denomination, not only in the South,
but in the entire country. No book has ever
yet appeared, Irom Baptist authorship in the
United States, which rises to the dignity and
high authority'of a. standard on s^’steraatic
theology. Since the days of President Dwight
! no American divine has pretended to elabo
rate a comiiiete outline of Ohrislian doctrine.
But among all of our American writers, there
' has never j'et appeared a book of suffic;,iently
^ briel, yet congirehensive limit.-^, as wouirPan-
pwer the want of a tcxiNbook in theological
seminaries, or in the hands of ministers lor
the private training of theological students.
And self educated ministers have equally nee
ded a manuel which would present m a com
pact and complete form, the great and harmo
nious deve.lo[)morit of Christian theology.
Ill the present work, this want will in a ve
ry largo degree, be satisfied. It contains the
result of'Dr. Dagg’s be.st thinking, now in
the maturity of his life, after a long coui’se of
teaching and experience, as a student, a min
ister, a theological instructor, and a college
pi-esiclent. The Publication Society have
stereotyped this work at the outstart; and it
is believed it will meet with a wide demand,
not only by ministers, but by all thoughtful
Christians. It is an octavo, of abput five hun
dred pages. Orders should be foiwvarded
eaily, to our Depository Agents, Charleston,
We will thank Baptist paper's to copy
TIic ministry? Good Work.
Tiie Rev. Dr. James B. Romeyn, of the
llcformed Dutch church, has recently pub-
lished a sermon, designed to be a ‘-parting
memorial to the people of liis foniier chai'g
cs,” in which he gives this testimony to the
value of his profession; “I record the convic
tion, for the encouragement of the young,
and in view of the wants of the church, that
no situation in life can bo compared for dig-
liitvq facilities for usefulness, intellectual iiri
provoment, growth in |iiet3-, peace of mind,
and all the elements of the highest happiness
and vvell-being, with that of a gospel minister
who loves his Master and his woi'k, and who
in his turn is eslcemed and loved fur his woi k’s
Some eloquent preachers are like those
fine artists who paint windows, and the ob
scure, mid ill too many instances exclude the
CONVENED WITH TIIE
MILLS’ ElVER CHURCH,
Augcst "tii, 8tii, Otii, .ind 10-ni,
The introductory discourse was delivered liy Elder T. Stradloy,
from Matt. 5:7. _ v u
After recess, assembled m the meeting house. Rrayer by the
l'TQtEr,3t.qi.,^,,.s ti-om eigfjt Churches, and minuted delegates’names.
1st. O-Rve rin ()[)|K)rtijniLy for Orjuicues co unite with this bofly.
w’hereuiion Bcthlcliern presented a letter, which wa.s received and
2.00 the Delegates invited to seats.
6.00 2nd. Elected Elder T. Stradley', Moderator, and G. lY Rndor-
3rd. On motion, the Moderator appointed a Committee to ar
range, jiroaching during the session, e.xcept Sabbath, consisting of
L. Young, G. W. Underwood, W. L. Lion, witii the deacons of
Mills’ River church.
On motion, called for correspondence from sister A.ssociations,
and received from Tuckasiege A.ssociation, Elders M. Rickman and
C. B. Mingus, with aletterand minutes.
5lh. On motion,gave an invitation to ministering brethren of our
faitli to seats with us: invitation to stand open during the session.
Ctli On motion, appointed a Coiumittee to arrange the future
hiisiiiess of the body, in connection with the officers. Eld. J. E-
vaiis, E. Morgan and J. Blythe.
7lh. On motion, adjourned until to morrow, 9 o’clock, A. M.
Pisttveit by .RkLer 0. B. Mingus. : - ,,
Your Committee oii Home and Foreign Missions are hapjiy to
say, on reviewing
Head ot tl
coming into the worlilto set up Bis own kingdom, and in order to
enlist his elect subjeeji, he called the disciples and commissioned
and sent them into thfiw’orld to teach all nations; baptize and or
ganize into his church t;]l the i:?isciples of every tongue, or language.
He ’'r it (dis church) upon a rock, and said the
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his kK...,TomFoaU".'Hjiipichea into all the world lor .a witness, and
a tesfuiinny to all peol-. And in view of this, there are many ef
forts all ready made n|l making, to send Ih.e Gospel to every cor
ner ol our own countj that is destitute. Also we are now sup
plying several Missi'i-y fields of Foreign lands, which has been
irrcatly' blessed of thLord; and brethren, we need never fear
while in obedience tofd’s will we labor.
Ml of which islspcclfullv submitted,
E. .MORGAN, Chm’n.
Dear Brclhren:—y\\ii\-a not sufficiently informed to give a full
Sabbath School rcppi-yet we say that several of our Churches
report that they have ^urishing Sabbath Schools, on the plan rf
the American SabbaHi|chool Union. Wo are able,^ further, to
state that we know of iveral respectable and flourisliing Schools
in our bounds, not rojtted- We are happy to say to Sabbath
Schooy in general, tlnithe School at Berea contemplate a Sah-
I'our Commis'fccOctfu11G’’u9’i'd the above,
I . G. W. UNDERWOOD, Chm’ii.
no end, ami can only hold him, to contain his majesty’ and wisdom.
“Known unto the Lord are all his works,” and when lie comes to
call up the s'leeping dead, the judgment will be committed to the
Lion of the tribe of Judah anil his seed; for .says Jesns in John 5:
22,—'“The Iriither hath cominittcd all judgment to the Son,” ami
as Christ ami his people are one, they will sit in jndginoiit with
him. See ist Cor. 0 : 2, 3, ‘‘Do yc not know that the Saints sliall
judge the world? and it the world shall be judged by' you, are ye
unwiyrtiiy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that wo
shall judge angels?”&c. So one records it when he come.s he will
bo attended by ten thousand of bi.s saints; and anotiicr says, tliey
that are his, will God bring with him. We understand it then, that
if Christ briiifTS them friim he.aven it. will lie tn takathein haeka-
gimi Ki Ir.aver., art! 1 ul ii cm y s i jm.t.. l. .i •■■•.ci \v.> c.'hi-
tho reiiviindor are e.vpoct
ing to commence teaching
this fall. Surely, the “Oria”
are not a cla.ss of drones,
and theirs is an education to
“use, not waste.” MM bid
them Godspeed. At tlii.s
rate of labiir they will neofl
rest by and by. ]\Iay they
all find it “above.”
The evils of intoxicatjg drinks are too apparent to need eoinmont
—the-bane to society Jj the destroyer of our race.
Dear Brethren: WeAe glad to know that many ot our Church
es have taken a pennanlit stand on the te-total principle, but are
soiTy to learn that Ihcriu'e some who still encourage the practice
by their e.vample.
'ml such, as they value their own peace,
,• andThe safety of their own families, to
All of which is" I'lpeotfully submitted.
■ J. KKNNEMOllE, Chm’n.
We earne.stly' roiroinA
the peace of the count
abandon so degrading
are wa-^iied in hi.s atoning blood,
12,—“I or thou also hast ■>\Toiigl,t
lirist 1ms wrouglit all our works in
gone before us to jiidgment; there-
We only .stand acquitted in Christ
elude from the above tliai. it
tliat he knows it. Hear I.sa.
all our works iii u.s.” So it C
us it follows that our sms hau
fore, they cannot loiiow aiicr
for what he has done.
According to tliis, salvation is by’ grace alone, and that through
faith, and that not of ourselves, for it in the gift ol God; not of works
lest any man should boast. See Eph. 2 : 8,—“For by grace ai-c
ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselve.q it is the gift ol
God.” Again,—all men have not feilh; so we conclude that a man
cannot act that that he is not in possession of. Also Paul to thi
Romans 4 : 2—G, -‘For if Abraham were justified liy w'oiks he
hath whereof to glory, but not before God. For wliat saith the
scripture? Abraham believed G-od. and it was counted unto liim
for righteousness. Now to him that worketli, is the reward not
reckoned of grace, but ofdcbt. But to him that workctii not, but
belicveth on him that juslifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for
righleousness.’’ As some men’s sins go to jujgment beforehr.mi,
also others will follow after them—to judgriiont—that is, their sins
—so we learn that the sms of all Ili.s people have gone to judg
ment, and they already stand acquitted in Christ; and will come
with him to judge the world. BYr we learn that Christ will come
to take vengeance upon the ungodly, for all llicir ungodly deeds
which they liave daringly' commiUecI, for their sins follow them'to
condemn them. I’or God will place his sheep on liis right hand
and the goats on his lelt; and in a moment he will call up his saints
to heaven,and send the wicked down to hell.
Therefore we conclude that the judgment will bo general. For
alb who are found in him lie knows, and v\'ill take them to the place
he has [irejiared, to praise him through long eternity in the king
dom of never fading glory. And all who are not ot him, he i\ill
send down to burn in hell forever. May God help us to he found
in him, that wo may hear the welcome plaudit, come ye up, ye bless
ed of my IkUlier, inherit the kingdom prejiared for you ii-oiii the
foundation vf the world.
Pearls foiiii-1 in Spartanburg
a Ilnv days agd, i>y Rr. W
C. Kilgore, three beautiliil
pearls, vvliicli ho informed
us had beer, taken by' one
of his neighbors from .some
rniLscles found in Ben’s
Creek. They were submit--
teil to the iii.spcction of 3Ir.
Charles Bechtlor, ol our
town, wild has been enga
ged ill the walch and jew
elry bir-iiies.s for-a number
ot y'eurs, ami is tliereforo ve
ry competent lo judge of
their character, and he pro
nounced tli.mi genuine peris
They were of a bright, bril-
bant color, almost transpa
rent. Wo would judge tlu'ui.,
lo be of consiilerable val lie.
avday? 9 o’c-locli, iv,
iMet pur.'-uillII. lu'Tuijournment. Prayer by bro. J. A. Hagaman.
8th. On motion, called the Roll.
9th. On motion, received and adopted the Report of the arrang
lOth. On motion, read and adopted the minute of yesterday.
11th, On motion, read the Articles ot Faith and Rules of De
corum, with the Constitution.
12th. On motion, the Moderator appointed the following Com
On Correspondence,~Vkm. Akin, and \Vm. L. Lion.
On Missions—Home and ForeigJi,—Enoch Morgan and C. B.
On Bcriodicals,—J. A. Hagaman and T. Stradleyn
On Temperance,—Elder Jno. Keniiemore, and P. D. Morgan.
On Sabbath Schoofs,— G. W. Underwood, and Elijah Morgan..
On Finance,—W. B. Henry, a.nd Jno. Ross.
loth. On motion, read and adopted the Circular Letter prepar
ed by brother Enoch Morgan.
14th. On motion, agreed that Elder T. Sradley write the next
Circular on the best rules for the increase, and promotion of pia
ty ill our Churches.
15Ui. On motion, appointed the next meeting of this body with
Salem Church, commencing on Friday before the second Sabbath
in August, next.
16th. On motion, appointed a Committee, consisting of three,
to draft a re.solution setting forth the priiiciiiles upon which we are
willing to unite with the other portion of this body', at the time
and place above mentioned; viz; Bllder T. Stradleyg brethren Wrii.
Akin., and Enoch Morgan.
17th. On motion, appointed brother E. Morgan to jireacli the
next introductory sermon, J. Evans, alternate.
18th. On motion, agreed that the Sabbath preaching be conduc
ted as follows ;
First sermon by brother E. Morgan, at 10 o’clock, A. M., fol
lowed by Elder M. Rickman, on the subject of Missions. In P. M.
Elder C. B. Mingus, followed by Elder T. Stradley.
19th. On motion, adjourned until Monday, 9 o’clock, A. M.—
Prayer by Elder J. Evans.
The services were cunductert as a[ipointcd, to ii-n attentive
well ordered congregation.
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, Prayer by brother Enoch Mor
Met pursuant to ailjournrnent.
20th. Called the Roll and marked absentees,
21st. Oil motion, appointed correspondence to
Brethren Enoch Morgan, J. A. Hagaman, L.
Stradley', bros. Win. Green, and Win. Akin.
To Green River,—Elder J. Evans, and bro. W. B. Henry.
22nd. On motion, called for the reading of Reports.
On Correspondence, read and. adopted.
On Missions, read and adapted.
On Sabbath Schools, read a id adopted.
On 'remperanco, read and adopted
On Periodicals, read and adopted.
On Finance, read and adopted.
23i'd. On motion, elected delegates to Conventien,—Elder T.
Stradley, and tiro. W. B. Henry'.
Convention funds be divided,—For Education, $8,00; for Home
24th. On motion, ordered that the amount paid by each Church
to their supply bo in.serted in the Minutes.
liesolved, That we order the Clerk to superintend the jiriiiting
and distributing $5,00, worth of these Minutes; and that he have
$5.00, tor his services.
Kesotved, That we adjourn tothetimeand place above raentioend,
A.ssociation services closed by Elder (J. B. Mingus.
T H 0 M A S S T R A D L E Y, Mod.
G. TU. Underwood, Clc‘'k.
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1. Whereas, IVc learn a desire prevails amidst theiChurchesof the
Salem Association to meet in one body', upon the former bunds ot
union, and those only: Therefore,
Resolved, That we (ilieerfiilly accept the kind tender of the Sa
lem church for that desired object, at our annual time. Ami fur
ther, we reooriiiiieiid tbe Churches to wait a general consummnia-
tion of that union.
2. Whereas, Much «vil e.vists for want of strict Discipline, in
many churches of ouii knowing, on the subjootof Temperance,
Resolved, That -we'^ecommend those churches of our body
which have not pa.qjR^wSiqieKiTrce'reaolution.s, denying fcllowsliip
to drinkoi's, maker.s and venders of ardent a|')ii'it.s; that they consid
er the propriety of doing so immediately, for the cleansing of the
churches from the iiiiliallovved intluence they exert upon the world,
ling, who di.sregai’ds the warnings of God against the practice.
Several churchea have passed such resolutions, and others de
sign following; thus the coming generation may see wo wisli to
serve God in sincerity, and not entail the dreadful evils of our day
3. Resolved, That wo wish to bo devoutly thankful to Almighty
God, for enabling the vicinity ot Mills’ River to entertain our body
in a very comfortable iiuuiiior. And wo tender our sinoeVe thanks
to our dear friends, for,their hospitality.
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As this is to be a Cirovilar, or family Letter, we will say some
thing ccncerniiigour fiumly faith; that is, concerning the great Bap
tist famil-y. to which we subscribe, is the doc
trine o-f the general juxlgincnt. We do not wish to call this article
into question, but to investigate it, and see how we all understand
It in explanation. Now, if it be general, it cannot be particular.
But is it not pmobahle that it will bo particular, from the reading
of the following pa.ssages: Psa. 28 : 4, “Give them according to
their deeds, and aceoriiing to the wickedness of their endeavors:
give them after the work of their hand.s; render to them their de
serts. Also, Jer. 25: 14, “I will recompense t:,em according to
their deeds; and accordhigro the works ot their o\>i; hands. Paul
to the Romans 2; 6,—‘'Who will render to every man according to
his deeds.”' Again, 2nd Co.-., 5 : 10,—“For we must ail appear
before thejiidgment seat ol Christ; that every one may reoeve the
things done in his body, according to that he hath done whether
it be good or liad.” And Ecol., 12: 14,—“For God shall bring
every -ivoi'k into judgment with every secret thing, whether it be
good, or whether it be evil.” Now if salvation is to be obtained
by tlie good works of men, the judgment will be particular; for if
by' good deeds, of course, it will depend upon the number perfor
med, and in that case our acts will all he recorded in a book, .and
we vvill have to hear them read out at the last day. And if we
have pei'fonned a little inoro good than evil, we will come off tri-
unipharit,-u.uq by, we have done, finally get to heaven.
But if we should fall iTi ai'i'Lrs, even but one crime, or sin, wo must
sink down to hell forever; so we conclude if the final judgment bo
particular, and we have to account tor our sins in the last day, one
by one, that no flesh irnw be justified in His sight.
Ill that sense we must understand the judgment day to last per
haps a thousand years; for one day with the Lord is as a thousand
years, and a th-iusanfriyears as one day. T’or it would take a Long
time to read overall the acts of a congregated 'world, one at a time.
But would not tliis be limiting the prescience ot God who sees and
knows all things as though they were now' occurring with men;
and thereby dishonor his character as an All wise Being? For
there is nothing new with the Lord who tills vast space, which has
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SoliDoIaupon the Sabbath.
Nil Institution contributes
more to the jicace, prosper
ity, morals, ami n-specta-r
biiity of a comnuinity than !
its Sunday schools". The '
law can only punish, while!
Sabbath schools p.revont ;
crime. Colleges, Semina
ries, and public schools, it i
is true, onlighteii tlie mind
and develojie mental genius;
but the especial objects for
the Sabbath school instrnc- :
lion are the heart, the life,
the destiny, the soul. ‘ The I
yiatural demand of the soul
fill' religiqn of some sort— '
i lo—is far greater than th.
aspirations after fame oR
I Wealth. A. liimi hcai't is'.
! more to be desired than a ,
wise head, where the two :
qualities cannot be combin
ed. Th 0 conquests of geni
us arc as the Hashing of viv-'
id ligtniiig that cracks the
gloomy thunder-cloud and
leaves the world to wonder!
at its power. But the hearfi
that feels the thrill of kind-j
ness, that is good and true!
and pure, beams like the
obstracted-i'^ry^ pf_ riieUdw'
inooiiliglit upon the world,
imiiai'tiiig pleasure, elevating
the desires, suliduuig the
passions, and loading men.
-to miitate its Virtues. Not}
ever, the family circle is so
well calculated to improve
thuilieai't of a child’ as th^
insti'uclions of the Sabbatffl
school; for hero greatcra
truths than ever jiaront ut-j
tci'cd are taught, and the
child leui'us what men never
learned, “who is my neigh
bor?” To a faithful teach
er there is no more delight
ful employ'meiit than to
as they always are—the sim
ple truths of the Bible; and
when we contemplate the
silent influence which these
Sabbath school instructions
have in fonniug the ctiarac-
lerofnian or woman, the
position becomes one of
great importance and re
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This is the ii.'imo of the chiiss which graduated at the
rilt. Ilolyorke Female Seminary 18&5. This beautiful
word is made up of inital letters of the sentence writ
ten out is the following; ‘’0-ur R-est I-s A-bove.” The
members of each class on leaving the Seminary organ
ized themselves into a societj', under some appropriate
name, as the one aboi'e given, and the society has lor
the lending object of the org.anization a perpetuity to
acquaintance among the memliers of the class, by re
viving in various ivays old associations, andliy keeping
fresh and strong the ties of affection in the sisterhood.
About every other year they liave a “class-letter,”
which contains a condensed report from every mem
ber of the class. Every member receives a copy of
this letter. The class numbers fifty-eiglit. Of these,
two are under appointment as missionaries of the A-
rnerican Board; thirty-one have been teaching the past year in
different States ol the Union; one in Nova Scotia, and nine of
^ Devotion to Duty.
Tlie following waif is-
worthy of general accepta
tion: he whose heart is
through grace, right in the
sight of the Lord, has great
simplicity in his plan of life?
“This one thing I do,” is
his daily language, and that
one thing is the will of oui"
This principle of action
is the noblest one that man
can ado[)t. It makes him
a laborer with God in the
accomplishment of objects
of surpassing magnitude.
Look not mournfully into -
the past—it cannot return;
wisely improve the present
—it is thine; go forth to
meet the shadowy fear,
and with a manly heart.
A convention is to bo
signed between the Sover
eigns of the It'dlian States,
with the exception of the
King of Sardinia, toguaran
tee each other ag-ainst revo