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er_will only refer to a late publication, ' Finney's revival Lectures' which were reported, as delivcred, and published by the Editor of the New York Evangelist without the aid of short hand.
The publisher, originaly, intended to publish the sermons as delivered only without comment, and regrets, that a part of the notes were disposed of, or any of the circumstances connected with it, or subsequent transactions sliould have occurred, which have rendered it necessary to add the appendix to give a more complete view of the whole subjeet.*
It has been the aim of the author of the Appendix, merely, to make a simple statement of facts without comment, and, as such, they are submitted to the public, wishing every reader to forin his own opinion of them, and of the peculiar system which has occasioned their publicity.
C. G. Burlington, Vernont, March 21, 1836. *With the exception of the private conversations related, it is believed every part of the Appendix may be fully proved, and to substantiate that the publisher has thought proper to add the dopositiva of Mr. Tenney.
NOTE TO THE READER.
On page 66, first line from the bottom, for Dr. Taylor, read Dr. Tyler. Page 89, twelfth line from the top, for was, read were.
Several other not important errors, have escaped our notice, in the hurry of publication, for which the indulgence of the reader is solicited.
PsALM LI., 12, 13.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with
thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
My friends, David, who spake these words, was a king. Myriads stood around him, ready to do his will. He cared not for worldly favor or popular applause. And, indeed, why should he ?for he possessed all that heart could wish. Yet although surrounded by these earthly blessings he had lost the joy of salvation. It was after his great crime-after Nathan had repeated before bim the inimitable parable of the ewe lamb which pierced him to the very soul-it was then, I say he cried out in the language of the text :~ Re store unto me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways and sinners shall be converted unto thee.' David had lost the free spirit of
grace and cried to God for mercy. David felt right, my friends,-for what is a man without spirit ?-what is a minister? A corpse ! a spiritless corpse a lifeless piece of clay. What makes a corpse ? The absence of the spirit. What makes a spirit
I dare say
ual corpse? The absence of the Holy Ghostthe free Spirit of God! Now, many of this Church are in a cold state,
I dont mean to say they are worse than in other places, but I always find them so. My friends, how do you feel ? I would ask you in a kind and affectionate manner,-how do you feel? Have you lost the joy of your salvationare you stupid and lukewarm? Well, just turn to your Bibles and see what God Almighty says about Church members who have lost the joy of their salvation. [Revelations 3d chapter, 13th 15th and 19th verses,]--Hark! "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the spirit saith unto the Churches—I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot. I would thou wert cold or hot. -So then because thou art lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.'
' What a tremendous rebuke was this to the Laodicean Church ! This Church is in the same situation Hear what God says, 'ye are lukewarm,' that is, nauseous like warm water taken into the stomach-50 then, I will spue thee, out of my mouth.' And so he should too-for what can he do with a lukewarm, stupid Christian? Why, he is neither the one thing nor the other: neither a Christian nor an infidel. You all remember the beautiful story of Jacob's vision of the ladder. how, when he was flying before bis infuriated brother Esau, he was overtaken by night in the