some formulas of the typical law, are not ques-tions which should kindle your animosities, andexhaust your vigors. A more awful subjectclaims your inquiries. While you are occupiedin vain jangling, the winged moments are hurry-ing your souls to their eternal state. Are youready to depart ? Is your title to the kingdomclear 7 Pause, listen, examine. In Christ Jesusneither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncir-cumcision; but a new creature; but s^ faith of theoperation of God ; but a faith which jyuTifies thehea7't, and ivorks by love."To us, my brethren, not less than to those earlyprofessors of the cross, is the heavenly oracle ad-dressed. We, too, have our weaknesses, our pre- judices, our passions, which often embark us infoolish and frivolous litigation. We, too, haveimmortal souls of which the whole world cannotrepay the loss, and which are hastening to the195bar of God's rigliteousness. Come, then, let usendeavor to collect our wandering thoughts, to>shut out the illusions of external habit, to put anegative on the importunities of sense, and trywhether our religion will endure the ordeal of God's word. If our faith is genuine, it jiurificsthe hearty and works by love. Precious faith, there-fore, in its effects upon spiritual character; thatfaith which draws the line of immutable distinc-tion between a believer and an unbeliever, andwithout which no man has a right to call himself a Christian, is the subject of our present consi-deration. And while the treasure is in an earthenvessel, may the excellency of the power be of God!