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“Mr. Dall has established schools for the instruction of the young, which have called out generous approval from all classes in Calcutta ; and, best of all, he has not forgotten the preached word, the breaking of bread, and prayer, and has brought himself near to the hearts of Hindoo theists all over India, visiting their churches and scattering his printed words throughout the land. Many Hindoo strangers up and down the country grasp bim by the hand, and say they know him; and one Hindoo gentleman has shown a more substantial approval of late by giving a hundred and twenty suits of clothing to the pupils of his Rovers's School in Calcutta. The three schools, having twenty-three teachers in all, are the school for boys, containing two hundred and four pupils ; the Girls' School, with ninety-nine pupils, under the faithful charge of an English lady, Mrs. Helen Tomkins, who has four assistants and some pupil-teachers; and the Rovers' School."


And now, with this very imperfect presentation of the work of foreign missions, let us ask, What are Universalists as a church, or as individuals, doing in this department of Christian labor ? . What part have they as sowers or reapers in this great harvest field of God ? Have they no interest in the command, “ Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature"? Is there no sense of stewardship in them when they consider what a wealth of good there is in the great Truths committed to their charge ; what an uplifting, civilizing and sanctifying power there is in the grand doctines of the Divine Fatherhood, Universal Human Brotherhood, the spiritual beauty and present blessing of a righteous life, and the final destruction of sin and evil of every name?

And yet, with these life-imparting truths, these mighty moral and spiritual forces at our command, what have we done in the fields where others have toiled so patiently and successfully? Literally, nothing. It is true that we have one Woman foreign missionary, but not among the heathen ; and this we owe to the generous and spirited women of our church, to whom we gladly render all honor for their courage and persistent devotion to this work. But in the wide realms of heathenism, with its revolting idolatries and impurities, its human sacrifices and cannibalism, its tribal hatreds, and chronic warfare, and brutal ferocities, and its moral and social degradation and damnation, we have not one to speak for us, not one to show the way out of all this into a knowledge of God as a Father, of Man as a Brother, of Christ as a Saviour ; into a life o purity, righteousnout, peace, and mutual love and helpfulness. And yet our " Register"


shows nearly a thousand parishes, 42,500 families, 724 ministers, 700 Sunday schools, parish property valued at $6,500,000, 4 colleges and 2 divinity schools, with more than 800 students! And in this connection we may remark that the American Board with 144 ordained missionaries, the Baptist Missionary Union of Boston with 141 in Asiatic lands, the Presbyterian of New York with 122, the Methodist with 184, all draw their missionaries from their colleges and theological seminaries.

With our numbers and wealth and resources, then, is it not time that we had raised a fund sufficient to maintain one mission to the heathen ? Are there no Christian rich men among us who are willing to give to Lazarus the crumbs that fall from their tables ? And among all our ministers and theological students is there not one who would volunteer to enter upon this mission ? We believe, if the means were provided, there are more than one who would be ready to accept the sacrifices and toils and risks required for teaching and civilizing these ignorant and wretched barbarians, who, nevertheless, are our brothers, and have claim upon us for our sympathy and help, for some chance for a knowledge of God and his Son, of the duties and possibilities of life here, and of the growth and glory of the life hereafter.

Even the converted beathen themselves, so recently savages, put us to shame in their generous zeal to give as freely as they have received of the word of life. Last year the Sandwich Island Christians gave nearly four thousand dollars for foreign missions; and the Karens of Burmah devoted more than thirty-one thousand toward sending the gospel to the surrounding heathen. What an example for us!

It is time, we honestly believe, to test the sincerity of our faith, and the value of our doctrines, in some such effort as this. In these later centuries Universalism has had no opportunity of showing its power among a purely heathen people. It would be a grand thing if the men among us who have the needed wealth would furnish this opportunity, and send out the right man, a man thoroughly educated and trained for missionary work, and let him go among these degraded and superstitious idolaters, and live with them, and show them how to live, establish schools, teach them the needed industries, purify their morals, and every day talk to them and preach to them, without rer serve, of the law and love of God who bath made of one blood all netions of the earth, of Christ as the Saviour of the world, of salvation from sin and perverted appetite and hatred and every form of evil as the highest blessing of life on earth, and of heaven and holiness as the final heritage of all. With no shadow of doubt, we believe that a man of ability, fully furnished, moved and guided by the Holy Spirit, patiently living, working, teaching, and preaching in this way, would, in far less time, gather in a harvest greater than has ever gladdened the heart of the most devoted orthodox missionary — a harvest so abounding that our entire church would be ready to take up the work, and carry it forward until “ the wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them, and the desert shall blossom as the rose.'

We have spoken before on this subject, elsewhere, and the suggestion was met in some quarters with such exclamations as, “ Take care of the heathen at home,” “ absurd,” “impossible,” etc.; but we venture to prophecy that our people will come to this in due time. The day is not distant when the Universalist church will get as far toward the front as the Unitarians, and have at least one foreign mission among the heathen. We have not yet done with the matter, but shall have something more to say at another time.

Religious World

LAST APPEAL FOR THE QUARTERLY.- We would call the special attention of our readers to the Circular of the Agent of the Publishing House sent out in behalf of the QUARTERLY. Unless our friends make an earnest effort to increase the list of subscribers up to the point of paying expenses, this will be the last volume of the QUARTERLY. The House has done generously, continuing to issue it for years at a loss. As business men, they feel that they cannot do this any longer. For thirty-seven years, when our people were few in number, without wealth, and wanting comparatively in educational culture, the QUARTERLY has lived, and done noble work in the cause of Truth ; and shall it die now, when all these conditions are reversed ?

We call upon our ministers, as one of them, to make active exertion to save the denomination from this reproach. Will not every minister, either himself become a subscriber, or induce the Committee to place it. in the Parish Library, and thus secure the reading of it for himself and the Sunday-school teachers ? The information it will furnish on Biblical, Doctrinal, Philosophical and Scientific subjects, in their relation to Sèriptural interpretation, will return to the pulpit and the society during the year ten-fold the small subscription price ; and we say this on the ground that the strongest and clearest thinkers and the best scholars

among us are contributors to its pages. Without the QUARTERLY we could not have these fruits of their study, because the thorough and elaborate articles containing these are too long for, and are not suited to, the columns of the weekly journals. We could point to scores of papers, in past volumes, that have enriched our denominational literature, educated our preachers, and given power and usefulness to pulpit teaching, which never would have seen the light if the QUARTERLY had pot furnished these writers a medium of communicating with the public. As examples we refer to Dr. Ballou's article, elsewhere mentioned, on the Phraseology employed by the Jews in the time of Christ, and previously, regarding the future life, and future punishments; and to the papers of Dr. Sawyer on the Book of Enoch, and those of Rev. Mr. Laurie on the same work, which last are as pains-taking and exhaustive a study of its language and doctrinal teachings as has ever been made.

Will every reader of this make a personal effort to place the name of his minister, or society, or friend, or of all together, on the QUARTERLY list? In doing this, he will not only do good service for them, but for many others who will greatly regret to have it stopped ; and also for the honor of our Church, that it may continue to have a QUARTERLY which will take its stand with similar publications in other churches.

– The following paragraph is from Bishop Simpson's Yale Lectures on “Preaching.” It may be helpful to those who are alarmed at the supposed antagonisms of Science and Religion.

"I can accord to scientists nearly all they claim, without in the slightest degree affecting the foundations of my faith. Does the scientist tell me this universe was created millions of ages ago ?. I do not deny it ; for my Bible tells me it was in the beginning, which may have been long before the millions of ages which he claims. Does he tell me that the laws which are in operation to-day have been in operation for millions of years ? I admit it; only adding, the great Lawgiver existed before these laws. Does he tell me of the boundlessness of space, of an infinitude of worlds ? 1 rejoice the more, for they are all the work of my Father's hands. Does he tell me that the laws of evolution show a development from the less to the greater ? I accept all that ; for, under the Gospel, from a sinner I became a saint, and from a saint I shall be exalted above the angels, and shall sit down with the Saviour on his throne. Does he tell me that this evolution dispenses with the Creator ? I say: Not so. There are many things claimed for evolution concerning which the verdict of the Scotch jury applies - Not proved'; yet, were I to admit them all, they would not affect my faith in the wisdom and skill and power of the great Father. I admire the skill of the watchmaker who produces an accurate timepiece ; but how much more would I admire his skill if he made one watch which was capable of producing other watches, each keeping better time than the former, so that there should be evolved at length a watch of such perfection, that it should not vary a second in a million of years! If the great Creator created but a germ, and in that germ were all the possibilities of forming a mul. NEW SERIES VOL XVIII




titude of worlds, with their laws of motion so impressed on each that it should take its place in due time, admiration for his wonderful skill would only be enhanced. Yet all that refers to my dwelling-place ; to my earthly surroundings ; to the tabernacle in which I dwell. The revelation of God's mercy and love come to me in a different line. They are not evolutions; but emanations. They come down upon me from above, like the sunlight and dew of heaven."

- It was natural in those rude and unspiritual ages, before Revelation had discovered the character, or philosophy had suggested the idea and providence of the one supreme God, that men should make their gods after their own likeness, and attribute to them their own passions and motives for action. In this way they explained the lightning blast, the earthquake, the volcano, the pestilence, and all the destructions and calamities resulting from the forces of the physical universe.

They knew that when angry they manifested it in some violent way; that they inflicted injuries on those who had done them wrong, and whom they hated; that they struck down those who provoked their wrath ; and with fire and sword, wounding, maiming and killing, they visited their vengeance on their enemies.

Now, when they saw what seemed to them similar conduct on the part of the invisible powers governing the world, it was natural that they should conclude it came from similar feelings on their part, was dictated by like passions raging in the bosoms of the gods. When they saw the plague or fever wasting a man's family; when his property was destroyed by the tempest or the devouring flame ; when the lightning from heaven smote him down into death as with a fiery sword; the first thought which would take possesion of their terrified minds, would be — “The gods are angry with him ; they have smitten him in their wrath.”

This would be the readiest, and to them the most natural and legitimate, explanation of such use of superior power. If they were not an. gry, why should they thunder through the heavens, and launch their lightning bolts against the earth? If they did not hate a man, if they had no quarrel with him, or his race, why should they let loose the tempests and the pestilence against him and his ? why should they blast his crops, and destroy his flocks and herds ?

If, therefore, they do these things, it is for the same reason that human beings act in a similar way; because they have some pique to gratify, or some injury to revenge, or because they are roused to fury by some fancied neglect or insult. Under such provocations men themselves act in this way, and do what harm they can to the objects of their wrath. The deities, with the same passions, moved by the same angry emotions, give expression to them in ways similar, but as much more terrible as their power is greater.

Such is the subjective process by which men transferred to the gods, whom their imagination had created, their own dispositions, passions

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