__ V ■ . "' J* \( we prove that mitted, by the dom, to b# the is universally ad rotKrtant Chris allible rule of faith and practice. Fortunately Car us, how ever, Goode, (in l^late work in vindica \ as tion of the Bible as the rule, &c. against Puseyism and Romanism,) and many oth ers, have rendered this labor needless. But if the Bible be indeed the religion of Protestantism; if it is in reality the Pro testant maxim that this is the only infalli ble rule of faith and practice; why do we see so many systems adopted by Protest ants, besides die Bible? True, echo an swers, why? Nevertheless this fact has. only serve^ to demonstrate more clear!/ the truth of their own maxim, as it cer taiuly has als$ their own absurd inconsis tency. For is it not true that wherever any system been thus adopted, besides the Bible, that system has, by rival and contending sects, been exposed as fallible, at least, if not decidedly erroneously Np reflecting man who reads or bears the de nunciations with which sectarians wail each otner in their public and private con troversies, as well as various polenflc writ ings, can Come do no other conclusion, than that they are all fallible, all err, not gufficiently Itnowing the scriptures, nor the*power of God; and furthermore, that all thil* will result in the %rification of such sqfiptures as, “ If ye bite And devour one another, take heed that ye are not consumed one of another.” “If a king dom or house be divided against itself, it cannot stand.” The number of conflict ing systems, and consequently of sects *who adopt them, prove that they cannot all be right, and probably all wrong. What better proof, in short, could Protestants give of "the correctness of their maxim than they have given, in their exposures of each other; than they have given in their whifte past history and present aspect; and still give in their universal agreement in regard to the Bible, and that, tog,' up on the very best evidence, as the werd and truth of God|- ^ To be cont?nued« THE CHRISTIAN SUN. Brother Kerr: This name will carry to the reader a high pretension, as the Sun is a fcTuntaiaH&f light; and he will have a right to gxpect elear light for the mind. Some, hmveVer, may suppose that it is impossible to make a paper equal to the title assumed, as Christ is the light of the world, and Ids Gospel gives us knowledge of him; and conclude, the best men can do lesser is but to reflect borrowed lanets do that of t^g sun. Bui my* mind is otherwise; for in all cases of reflected light, its nature or degree is changed, the rays becomeS&bre dim, Objects seen there by are less (fetinct, and the value of the light greatly uecreased by being modified by the object reflecting it. This is often the case with religious labour, but ought not so to be. A man should never stand as a reflector 6. of ^he Cjospel, giving it a shade of his vn, or darkening its origina own, or darkening its original clearness by the fruit of hunrnn fancy; but should ever present the Gospel in its native purity, in spired simplicity, and Divine brilliancy. Then would men be the “light of the world,** as required; (or more strictly, Christ in them;) and the true light would burst forth where now onl^ a faint, glim mering, star-light reflation is occasionally enjoyed, amidst thick darkness, almost a total eclipse of the Gospel, by dark bodies (councils, &c.) standing between that and those for whom it was given. As Christ was; the GoSpel is, and men should be, so your paper may be—a light wherever received. But to do this, it must not teachfor doetrine the com mandments of men,** or spread abroad hu man darkness for Divine light; but let it ever carry the glorious truths of the Gos pel, spread plainly on ever}’ page, ^ith the '

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