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HAS LATELY PUBLISHED LETTERS on the MINISTRY, RITUAL, and DOCTRINES of the PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH, addressed to the Rev. Wm. E. Wyatt, D.D. Associate minister of St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore, and Professor of Theology in the University of Maryland; in reply to a SERmon exhibiting some of the principal doctrines of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States. By JARED SPARKS, Minister of the First Independent Church of Baltimore. Price $1 50.
CONTENTS. LETTER I. On the Ministry of the Episcopal Church Showiny, that our Saviour gave no instructions respecting any particular mode of Church government, and that all ecclesiastical power is derived immediately from the people.
LETTER II. On the Ritual of the Church-Its ceremonies and forms.
LETTER III. On the authority of the Church in controversies of faith—Showing that christians have no other rule of faith than the Bible.
LETTER IV. On the doctrinal character of the Thirty-nine Articles
LETTER V. Doctrine of the Trinity, as held by the Episcopal Church-No such doctrine in the scriptures
The christians of the first century were principally, if not entirely unitarians,
LETTER VI. Exposition of certain texts of scriptrue, supposed to favour the doctrine of the Trinity.
In alluding to unitarians much has lately been said in pulpits, and on different occasions, about the enesa mies of the Gospel. This phrase has become a sort of
watchword among those, who think it more safe to throw out hints, make insinuations, and utter harmless apathenias, than to prefer open charges, which half of the community will know to be false, and which may easily be confuted to the satisfaction of the other half. The persons, who have adopted this mode of attack upon us, must be allowed the merit of wisdom, if they possess it at the expense of charity. The object is to draw down as much odium as possible upon unita
rians; and it requires no skill in magic to perceive, that be this will be done the most effectually by exciting the
alarms of the people, conjuring up frightful phantoms, and leaving the imagination to complete the work of terror.
Plain facts would be the most uncomfortable things in the world. Were these to have any place, something like an explanation would be necessary; reason and common sense would become unwelcome intruders,
and by their stern and inflexible demands would dis- turb the riots of fancy, and enforce the sober rules of
truth. This would be but the beginning of troubles. Argument must come next; some respect must be paid to the understanding of the people; some regard must be had to facts; the dull business of proving the truth, reasonableness, and consistency of established creeds must be entered upon; the hopeless task of making the people see, that a reason can be given for their faith, must be undertaken; and what is worst of all, the sentiments of unitarians must be made known in their true character, and not in the coloured, caricatured, and garbled condition, which gives so much delight to some, and so much terror to others.
Now if all this weight of labour, this toil of intel lect, this stubbornness of facts, can be avoided by lifting the magician's wand, does not every one see how much is gained? If the public mind can be kept in due state of apathy, ignorance, or prejudice by to sound of a few words and phrases, who would be to unwise as to entangle himself in argument, or to awaken a curiosity, which he might find it no eat; thing to satisfy? No; the best way is either to be ek:tirely silent, or, by the use of a little legerdemain, io throw a mist over the eyes of the multitude, and then make them believe that the strange, distorted, hideous figures, which they see, have the true features of uni- ., tarianism. Both of these modes are practised, as occasion may seem to require. A little skill is sometinies necessary to determine which is to be preferred. The latter is unquestionably the best among people, who are willing to be made dupes, and believe all they hear; and the former among those, who are disposed to think for themselves.
Hence it is, that we find popular declaimers, and er sober sermonizers, falling into the very christian