m produces in the mind and heart a hatred and detestation of\sin, #deep sorrow for a jp)od and gracious God, slighted so many precious having offe and1 and delightful invitations. This sorrow connects itself with an ardent and lax desire to return to an offended heave Father, to implore his mercy in any he may please to bestow, and receive don at fns gracious hands through Christ. A! no period of a Christ life does he feel more compunctions rela tive to sin, and a greater aversion to it, th did whefi in a state of penitency. This the Apostle notices in his 2d epistle to the Corinthians, chap. viii. 11. “ For behold the selfsame thing, that ye sorrow ed after a godly sort, what carefnlness it mm wrought in you, yea, w yourselves, yea, what i what fear, yej, what vehement vhat clearing rf&ignatiqjfejy hement desire of ea, »» &c. Throughout the Bible, repentance is frequently urged upon all mankind, evinc ing thereby that all are sinners, and that life and salvation are freely offered to all. It would be presumptuous in a high de gree to suppose that the good and glori ous Being who has proclaimed in the most solemn manuer thaHie has no ffisa sure in the death of him that dieth, should command all mankind to the performance^ of a^p^y for which he had endued them with no requisite qualification. There fore, as he has called all to repentance, they certainly must be placed in circum stances in which obedience to the call is possible. None can excuse themselves lying or supposing that they nevw have had the influence of the Holy Spirit tP*u<I their infirmities, and to impart tinto them strength and vigor amply sufficient $ JEviry none are himsel tat God has called, but h he has been invited to c has neglected the invitation; so that all who may unfortunately stand before him —.— at the last day in a state oOmpenitency, itMhe will have none to blame buonemselves. For the Christian San. ELLIGENCE AND CHARITY. BY E^R w. R. STOWE. One of the most important qualifica tions of men and Christians, is intelligence. Nothing more readily conduces to liberal or charitable feelings, than a knowledge of the various conditions of men, and the influences by which they are led to ac tion. It is easily seen, by those who are acquainted with human nature, that minds very similar, w^h motives equally pure, will be led to conclusions distinctly oppo site, by difference of circumstances around them, whieli invariably influence the mind and character of man. Hence a man of intelligence will consider the nature of mind, and the influences that surround it, and not condemn merely for difference of opinion; but believe a man as honest, and even as wise as himself, although he may view many things in a very different light He willPreadily perceive that diff|$0j|t training, or another kind of reading, might have inculcated in his own mind another chain of sentiments, he, at the same time, as anxiously desiring the truth, as now with his present views. ^ On the other hand, ignorance and bi gotry strengthen each other, and almost invariably are found together. The man who is ignorant of the principles by which others are actuated, seldom, if ever, knows a good reason for the course pursued by himself. He acts with confidence, feels sure he cannot be mistaken, and does not hesitate to judge others, or assert they are corrupt in sentiment, and design evil by their teaching, while they, in the fear of God; speak the truth of the gospel. It is not often that his fellowship reaches be

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