have a periodical amongst ne w not. Most of the other denominations exhibit a laudable and praiseworthy zeal jn sup porting their various organs. They know the influence of the religious press in sup porting and advancing the cause of truth. Let ns imitate their example. We have existed now for a considerable length of < time as a separate and distinct denomina tion, yet Notwithstanding our principles and views are scarcely knownbeyond our immediate vicinity. This is the conse quence of not having a. paper established amongst us in the South. Now, we have a favorable opportunity. Let us not neglect it. We possess all the requisite means, and under the blessing of God, can right ourselves before the world, and can take our true position amongHhe churches of the day, If we are not wanting to our selves, and recreant to the religious prin ciples we hold, wd should put forth all our energies and concentrate all our efforts in the support of the Christian Sqn. We shall send this number to several editors with whom we desire to exchange, and we humbly hope that our unpretend ing sheet may'find a place among their exchanges. Those who may' be kind enough to favor us in this particular, will, so good as to send their papers to the residing at Iptito, Orange county, ’ It will be remembered by the sub that on the reception of die first the year’s subscription becomes due. We therefore hope that each sub scriber will pay particular attention to this circumstance, iption forward on the amount y, as the money will be needed to pay the printer." WJfere several subscribers reside in the same neigh bourhood, it will be naore convenient for inem to unite and forward their subscrip tions together. Always write themam^|of *■ CHRIS TI1N. The meaning of the word Christian is a follower 6f Christ. They who embrace - " the opinions and sentiments of others, and look up to them for direction and instruc tion hi any of the arts and sciences, or in any of the systems of religion which have obtained footing in jhe world, are proper ly their disciples; and are generally dis tinguished by captain distinctive and ap propriate names, descriptive of suchdisci pleship and adherence to particular sys tems. Hence, the followers of Pythago ras and Plato are denominated Pythago reans and Platonists, and the followers of Mahomet, Mahometans, after their several masters. And hence the followers of Christ are* called Christians, after Christ their master. And it should be consider ed a matter of no little importance to the followers of Christ, to he distinguished by no other title than that of Christian, as a name every way suitable to their holy pro fession, and as entirely adapted to their peculiar circumstances, as being the disci ples of him who has said his kingdom is not of this world. Jf this name, as we believe, be of Divine appointment, it very forcibly occurs, that no option is left to the disciple of Christ as to the choice of names. He must take thq£ name which his Mas ter has gipen, and with his consent be called by no other. His enemies, by way of derision, may stigmatise him by any epithet they may think proper to use. hp3ut for himself, let him rejoice and not be is something grange in die idea, that die disciples of Christ should consent to be

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