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his way to the highest star, and taking his stand on the loftiest pinnacle of the heavens. If he should not be found there, let them look downward, and behold him picking up pearls, diamonds, and rubies, upon which many have trampled as pebbles under their feet.
None of the readers of these sermons, however, will have reason to say, the author has taken away my Lord and I know not where he has laid him. Christ crucified, the glory of his person, the excellency of his offices, the virtue of his blood, and the infinite merit of his atonemement,—the gospel in all its bearings, its doctrinal, experimental and practical parts is their sum and substance.
This sort of preaching has produced a most wonderful effect in Wales, which is visible in the ornament of evangelical knowledge, and beauty of that morality, that broidered gar. ment of pure gold in which the principality, is clothed.
Notwithstanding that many of her ministers are without the learinng of Athens and Rome--the oratory of Demosthenes and Cicero, yet by the influence of the Holy Spirit of God inflaming their gifts, and firing their zeal and love to Christ and the souls of men, they have set the land of Cambria on fire.
There is no portion of the terrestrial globe, of its size, and containing the same number of inhabitants, where the religion of Christ has been, and now is so flourishing, and where it has had such an universal effect, as the Principality of Wales.Wher, the flowers of morality decorate its hills and dales, and ungodly and heathenish customs are flying away, like the demons of Gadara before the Son of God in the days of his flesh.
Perhaps few of any. Ministers of the day have been more laborious and successful than the author of these Sermons for nearly fifty years in the service of our dear Redeemer. Most of his sermons are short and comprehensive, and might be read with
advantage to congregations of different denominations, when des titute of the regular ministry, for no meeting-house should be shut up on the Lord's day. Hoping that under the influence of the Holy Spirit of God they may be a blessing to many; and that thousands might enjoy the same pleasure in reading them as I have enjoyed in translating them, and the glory shall be given to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, both now and forever.
ON. THE UNITY OF GOD, AND MEDIATORIAL OFFICE OF
CHRIST. "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”—1 Tim. 2 Chap.. 5 Ver.
The Apostle Paul urges the necessity upon us to pray for men of every degree, and for men of all conditions and situations in life; from the consideration of the sufficien. cy of that atonement, which is exhibited on the pole of the everlasting gospel, for all that will believe; and that God has manifested his will, that those who believe, shall be saved, through the Mediator, that is between God and men.
Not between God and fallen angels, but be. tween God and ruined men. And there are not many mediators between God and men-only one-by name, the man Christ Jesus.
In speaking from these words we would notice,
II. The mediation of Christ the only way of reconcil. iation to God:
I. The unity of God. The Apostle Paul says, But unto us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him, and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. Of whom, namely the Father, are all things, in Creation and redemption, and we to him, according to the Welsh, namely to his glory; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things in Creaation and redemption, and we by or through him eter nally saved. Two omnipresent beings full of all perfec'There is a dispute, difference or disagreement existing between men and their Creator, and between God and men; and there is no way of settling the dispute, but by the interposition of a third person. The word Mediator implies that there are two parties concerned, and that is exactly the case here, God and men disagree in their views and in their actions; the difference between them is as much as light is from darkness, sweetness from bitterness, or good from evil. Here it might not be amiss to take a comprehensive view of the different characters of the parties at variance. The one true and living Je. hovah, is the most glorious, excellent, and benevolent of all; the most honorable, patient, and loving being in existence. He is clothed in all uncreated natural and spiritual perfections. Eternity, immortality, infinity, immutability, omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence belong to the Lord our God alone. He is full of mercy, love, and grace, slow to anger, and ready to par. don; great in wisdom, joined with exhaustless goodness. These perfections are like diamonds and precious pearls, shining with the greatest splendor and glory in his crown, that makes him to be glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders. There is life and happiness in the light of his countenance-in the smiles of his face, is fullness of joy; but the messenger of death is in his frowns. One of his smiles is sufficient to raise countless millions of the human race from the grave of sin and death, and one frown of his countenance is sufficient to cast down a host of angels from the mansions of glory and bind them as prisoners in the chains of darkness forever and ever. Who would not fear thee, O King of nations ;--for thou alone art the true and living God, and an everlasting King; at thy wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide thine indignation. Who by searching can find out the Almighty to perfection!