manent? Was he indeed to be henceforth their friend, and their colaborer in the work of the world's evange- lization? These were questions of absorbing interest to them, and are of no less importance to us. The fact of such a change of conduct is presump- tive proof of a change of sentiment and conviction. When we look at his impassioned earnestness, and witness the life, spirit, and power of his words, we feel that all this is not, cannot, be assumed; that he is not acting the hypocrite; but that his conviction of the truth of what he is now proclaiming is as profound True Heroism and Other Sermons. 8y as had been his comtempt for it a few days before; and his love of Christ and His people as ardent as his hate had been cruel. And when we see that from that moment to the close of his life, despite privation, suffering, persecution, he continued " to testify the gospel of the grace of God " to both Jews and Greeks, and at last went to the scaffold for the testimony which he held, we cannot reasonably cherish the faintest doubt of the reality and completeness of the change wrought in him at Damascus. How are we to account for this sudden change — this instantaneous renunciation of worldly name and fame, and all the convictions and prejudices of his previous life, and his consecration to a cause which he had so bitterly despised and persecuted? Infidelity has had but few problems with which to grapple in either ancient or modern times more perplexing than this. Lord Lyttelton undertook its solution with the avowed purpose of destroying its credibility as a supernatural fact, and thus overturn- ing one of the strong pillars of the Christian faith. Instead of accomplishing his purpose, he was himself vanquished and converted, and gave to the world as the result of his studies a powerful argument for the truth of our holy religion. Every attempt to dis- credit it, either as a historical or a supernatural fact, has only demonstrated the weakness of its assailants and the truth and the power of the gospel of Christ.