The Biblical Repertory and Theological Review Volume 4, No. 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...that in this case, the strength of a very important auxiliary in promoting the welfare of mankind, would be impaired. Much rather would we see them growing in extent, vigour, and popularity, stretching their operations into new regions, and making new conquests for Zion's king. But we must say, that if ever the time shall come in which the character of voluntary associations shall be made to " stink" in the nostrils of the religious public; if ever the time shall come in which they shall be dreaded as dangerous to the peace of the Christian community, we predict it will be in consequence of their deserting their proper course, interfering with ecclesiastical bodies, disturbing ecclesiastical peace, manifesting an encroachip nd even an invading spirit, and giving too much reason togggspect that they are under the influence of a sinister ambition, rather than of disinterested benevolence. While on this subject, we candidly avow, that we are disposed to extend these remarks much beyond the two Missionary Boards whose reports stand at the head of this article. We once entertained Utopian ideas of the feasibility and desirableness of great NATIoNAL institutions, which, with perfect unity of character, and all-absorbing potency of influence, should serve for the whole United States. We were once, for example, of the opinion, that there ought to be but one Theological Seminary for the whole Presbyterian Church. We thought this practicable, and by far the best plan, for promoting that homogeneousness of character, which is a source of such great and multiplied advantages to our brethren of New-England. And we still think that, in theory, there is much force in many of the reasonings by which we arrived at this conclusion. Many...
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