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HEAVEN'S CURE FOR ADAM'S little hope of his getting from the SICK SONS.

flames. Sinners sleep By E. J. SILVERTON,

burning pit. But they are dreaming

all is well. Now I say that Adam's PASTOR OF TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH,

sons are all sick ; all have sin's fever, TRINITY STREET, BOROUGH. and yet they are not willing to be The cure for souls is the most im- cured ; they would all die to a man portant cure ever made known to the if the Lord did not interfere. Jehopublic. Its value is to be measured vah bas sent out a great physician to by the eternal worth of the soul it heal the diseases of the soul, and

To cure the body is a great this he has done, using much wisdom, work, but to cure the soul is the inasmuch as the sons of Adam do greatest work heaven can engage in. not wish to be doctored by heaven's The making of whole worlds is not physician. His wisdom is seen in so great a work as making souls that he does not listen to the objecwhole. God spake worlds into being, tions of the sinner, but applies his but it cost Christ his life's blood to holy cure at once to the soul. Earth's bring the soul to glory.

physicians often have to say that they We have many doctors who attend can do no more for this dying sick to the person, but there is only one man or woman, they have done all who can attend to the soul. The they can to save them, but still they business of soul-healing is only in must die. But Christ has no incurthe hands of Jesus. He is the only ables in his hospital, he never tells person who can cure the sinner of

the poor soul he cannot be cured ; his sin. There is no other name heaven's physic cures the worst cases, under heaven, and Christ is so skill- it matters not how bad a man is, if ful in all cases that a better soul- the Holy Physician undertakes to cure doctor is not needed. All who have him, he will be made clean and been raised from spiritual sickness sound. This is a wonderful remedy, say he is the chief of ten thou- it gives sight to the blind, speech to sand, the best friend they ever met. the dumb, strength to the weak, and He is only praised by those whom makes those who take it new creahe hath made whole. It is only the tures. Oh that men knew the value sick who seek him, and it is only the of this medicine ; oh that they knew sick cured ones who praise him. what a state of danger they were in; Those who still have no faith in did they but see how diseased they are Christ, are near unto death, yet they, from the foot to the crown of the like many dying people, think they head, there would be hope for them. will soon be as well as other people. Let no sin sick sinner sink in despair, Oh how hard it is to make men be- thinking his is too bad a case to be lieve they are dying creatures. The cured ; if he is willingto take the mediblind think they see, and the dead cine, Christ will undertake his case, think they live, the sinner in his sin and will save him. By the conduct thinks heis as good as any saint. There of Jesus he seems to delight to treat is always most danger when people the worst cases, indeed he will not treat are ill, and yet believe they are in a person at all, if he is not very the best kind of health. This is he must feel so sin-sick, as to think the state of every sinner, till he is he will soon die. The glory of this undeceived by the Holy Spirit. He divine doctor, is to heal those who is walking to hell and thinks he will

the worst of all those come to heaven's gates at last. He who were diseased by sin. He is working against heaven, and yet takes the devil's worst, and makes thinks heaven will take him in when them the most healthy of all saints. his work is done. He is living like The bigger the sinner the greater the a sinner of sinners, and yet hopes to saint. But no thanks to sin for a die the best of saints. Sleeping sin- great saint ; but thanks to Christ ners live near hell; there is hope for who takes the biggest sinners to a man in a burning house if he is make saints of. God has shewn his awake ; but if he is sleeping, there is mercy and his wisdom in that this

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holy remedy is without money and without price. Sinners get it for nothing ; all that God required, Christ has given; so it is made free to the sinner, it is wine and milk without money and without price. Oh, what a bill we run to cure the body, and after all the body dies and rots away ; but the soul's Physician cures for nothing, and saves it from death. Would that we thoughtful of our soul as we are of our body. We feed the last and starve the first ; we dress the body, but if the Lord did not dress the soul it would go eternally unclothed. The Lord has said, Bring forth the best robe and put it on him. It is a mercy heaven's medicine is cheap to those who use it, had its inventor marked it at ever so low a price it would have been beyond the reach of every poor sinner; when a man is penniless, he could not buy the world if it were to be sold for the lowest price (a farthing). The sinner has not one tear of repentance to give God for his salvation, and if his salvation depended on a single tear, he has not that tear to give ; by nature he is repentanceless. Bless the Lord, he cures and saves us all for nothing, he has no doctor's bill to send in ; he makes no charge, all that we can ever pay him is our praise ; and we receive, of heaven's remedy to do this. For we cannot sing without his grace. Now those who have been healed by the use of heaven's divine balm, are cured for ever. They are never more to be sick, they will never suffer a relapse, they cannot be as they once were, their old disease cannot come upon them, they will live in a state of health for evermore. No more spiritual sickness, no more dead in trespasses and sins, no longer a stranger to self and God; but saved and blessed with eternal salvation, never again to be under the curse of sin. It is not considered a good cure when the patient goes back to his former state. This cannot take place with the sinner, he is not cured or he is cured for ever, never to be sick again. He is healed once for all, heaven's physic not only heals all the wounds of the sick man, but it ever prevents the like sickness coming on again ;' it not only makes him

healthy, but it keeps him healthy. Those who have been led to try this wonderful medicine never wish to try any other. They have no mind to change doctors, they feel they can trust their lives in his hand who has raised them from the mouth of the grave. It is a great blessing to be raised from a state of weakness, to be made strong. But the blessing is double when we are put beyond the power of sickness, so that no disease can reach us. Christ cures the soul; he cures it for nothing, and he cures so well that it will never need to be cured again. Those whose eyes Jesus opened, did not die blind, and those to whom Christ gives life shall never die. Pardoned. once, pardoned for ever; saved once, saved for ever; loved once, loved for ever ; healed once, healed for ever. This is a favour, sin is killed, and we live to the Lord. The proprietor of this remedy for sin-sick souls, has seen fit to put the medicine in the Gospel, and the Gospel in “Earthen Vessels.” He uses human means to dispense his cures. Cured men are used in the cure of others. These can well tell the sick and the dying the power of this remedy. They know its efficaciousness, they have proved its value, they can speak well both of it and its maker. The Lord of heaven be praised for the success of his salvation cure for souls ; we must all have been shut out from the pure and the holy, but for this healing, cleansing, curing, and saving physic, medicine from heaven. We are now washed, blessed, and sanctified, and are on our way home; our Father has told us we shall neither die nor be killed. Bless his name !

NEW BOOKS.

Our Clifton packet contains—Mr. Sears's “ Little Gleaner,” for October, and “The Sower," with “ Clifton Sermons ;" all of them full of excellent reading for Christians and Children. The Gospel Magazine contains a long epistle from the late Rev. W. Parks, of Openshaw, who has since been called home. The Sword and Trowel has articles of both kinds answering to its title, some of a critical and others of an edifying cha

HEAVEN'S CURE FOR ADAM'S little hope of his getting from the SICK SONS.

flames. Sinners sleep over the By E. J. SILVERTON,

burning pit. But they are dreaming

all is well. Now I say that Adam's PASTOR OF TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH,

sons are all sick ; all have sin's fever, TRINITY STREET, BOROUGH. and yet they are not willing to be THE cure for souls is the most im- cured ; they would all die to a man portant cure ever made known to the if the Lord did not interfere. Jehopublic. Its value is to be measured vah bas sent out a great physician to by the eternal worth of the soul it heal the diseases of the soul, and cures. To cure the body is a great this he has done, using much wisdom, work, but to cure the soul is the inasmuch as the sons of Adain do greatest work heaven can engage in. not wish to be doctored by heaven's The making of whole worlds is not physician. His wisdom is seen in so great a work as making souls that he does not listen to the objecwhole. God spake worlds into being, tions of the sinner, but applies his but it cost Christ his life's blood to holy cure at once to the soul. Earth's bring the soul to glory.

physicians often have to say that they We have many doctors who attend can do no more for this dying sick to the person, but there is only one man or woman, they have done all who can attend to the soul. The they can to save them, but still they business of soul-healing is only in must die. But Christ has no incurthe hands of Jesus. He is the only ables in his hospital, he never tells person who can cure the sinner of

the poor soul he cannot be cured ; his sin. There is no other name heaven's physic cures the worst cases, under heaven, and Christ is so skill- it matters not how bad a man is, if ful in all cases that a better soul- the Holy Physician undertakes to cure doctor is not needed. All who have him, he will be made clean and been raised from spiritual sickness sound. This is a wonderful remedy, say he is the chief of ten thou- it gives sight to the blind, speech to sand, the best friend they ever met. the dumb, strength to the weak, and He is only praised by those whom makes those who take it new creahe hath made whole. It is only the tures. Oh that men knew the value sick who seek him, and it is only the of this medicine ; oh that they knew sick cured ones who praise him. what a state of danger they were in ; Those who still have no faith in did they but see how diseased they are Christ, are near unto death, yet they, from the foot to the crown of the like many dying people, think they head, there would be hope for them. will soon be as well as other people. Let no sin sick sinner sink in despair, Oh how hard it is to make men be- thinking his is too bad a case to be lieve they are dying creatures. The if he is willingto take the mediblind think they see, and the dead cine, Christ will undertake his case, think they live, the sinner in his sin and will save him. By the conduct thinks he is as good as any saint. There of Jesus he seems to delight to treat is always most danger when people the worst cases, indeed he will not treat are ill, and yet believe they are in a person at all, if he is not very bad ; the best kind of health. This is he must feel so sin-sick, as to think the state of every sinner, till he is he will soon die. The glory of this undeceived by the Holy Spirit. He divine doctor, is to heal those who is walking to hell and thinks he will

the worst of all those come to heaven's gates at last. He who were diseased by sin. He is working against heaven, and yet takes the devil's worst, and makes thinks heaven will take him in when them the most healthy of all saints. his work is done. He is living like The bigger the sinner the greater the a sinner of sinners, and yet hopes to saint. But no thanks to sin for a die the best of saints. Sleeping sin- great saint ; but thanks to Christ ners live near hell; there is hope for who takes the biggest sinners to a man in a burning house if he is make saints of. God has shewn his awake ; but if he is sleeping, there is mercy and his wisdom in that this

cured ;

were

were

as

holy remedy is without money and healthy, but it keeps him healthy. without price. Sinners get it for Those who have been led to try this nothing ; all that God required, wonderful medicine never wish to Christ has given ; so it is made free try any other. They have no mind to the sinner, it is wine and milk to change doctors, they feel they can without money and without price. trust their lives in his hand who has Oh, what a bill we run to cure the raised them from the mouth of the body, and after all the body dies and grave.

It is a great blessing to be rots away ; but the soul's Physician raised from a state of weakness, to cures for nothing, and saves it from be made strong. But the blessing is death. Would that we

double when we are put beyond the thoughtful of our soul as we are of power of sickness, so that no disease our body. We feed the last and can reach us. Christ cures the soul; starve the first; we dress the body, he cures it for nothing, and he cures but if the Lord did not dress the so well that it will never need to be soul it would go eternally unclothed. cured again. Those whose eyes Jesus The Lord has said, Bring forth the opened, did not die blind, and those best robe and put it on him. It is a to whom Christ gives life shall never mercy heaven's medicine is cheap to

die. Pardoned. once, pardoned for those who use it, had its inventor ever; saved once, saved for ever ; marked it at ever so low a price it loved once, loved for ever ; healed would have been beyond the reach once, healed for ever.

This is a of every poor sinner; when a man is favour, sin is killed, and we live to penniless, he could not buy the world the Lord. The proprietor of this if it were to be sold for the lowest remedy for sin-sick souls, has seen price (a farthing). The sinner has fit to put the medicine in the Gospel, not one tear of repentance to give and the Gospel in “Earthen Vessels.” God for his salvation, and if his sal- He uses human means to dispense vation depended on a single tear, he his cures. Cured men are used in the has not that tear to give ; by nature cure of others. These can well tell the he is repentanceless. Bless the Lord, sick and the dying the power of this he cures and saves us all for nothing, remedy. They know its efficacioushe has no doctor's bill to send in ; he ness, they have proved its value, they makes no charge, all that we can ever can speak well both of it and its pay him is our praise ; and we receive, maker. The Lord of heaven be of heaven's remedy to do this. For praised for the success of his salvawe cannot sing without his grace. tion cure for souls ; we must all have Now those who have been healed by been shut out from the pure and the the use of heaven's divine balm, are holy, but for this healing, cleansing, cured for ever. They are never more curing, and saving physic, medicine to be sick, they will never suffer a from heaven. We are now washed, relapse, they cannot be as they once blessed, and sanctified, and are on were, their old disease cannot come our way home; our Father has told upon them, they will live in a state us we shall neither die nor be killed. of health for evermore. No more Bless his name ! spiritual sickness, no more dead in trespasses and sins, no longer a

NEW BOOKS. stranger to self and God ; but saved and blessed with eternal salvation, Our Clifton packet contains—Mr. never again to be under the curse of Sears's “ Little Gleaner,” for Octosin. It is not considered a good cure ber, and “The Sower," with “ Clifwhen the patient goes back to his ton Sermons ;' all of them full of former state. This cannot take place excellent reading for Christians and with the sinner, he is not cured or Children. The Gospel Magazine conhe is cured for ever, never to be sick tains a long epistle from the late Rev. again. He is healed once for all, W. Parks, of Openshaw, who has heaven's physic not only heals all since been called home. The Sword the wounds of the sick man, but it and Trouel has articles of both kinds ever prevents the like sickness com- answering to its title, some of a criing on again ; it not only makes him tical and others of an edifying character. We are sorry to learn Mr. (if from the great enemy they are Spurgeon has been a great deal hin- themselves delivered, be more than dered in his work of late by illness. ever anxious to use all means to warn He has preached occasionally ; but the children of men, against the terwe hope this bad cold, and all its rible malice and power of the great painful consequences, will speedily adversary of souls. pass away. The Scattered Nation holds The Agonies of the Church of Engon with articles of rare literary talent, land ; with a view of the Halfway and much evangelical effort. “Eng- house between the Anglican and the land's Past, Present, and Future,” is Apostate Communities. Men of high a large and cheap twopenny demy oc- and refined intellectual training; men tavo. History and prophecy are here who are not easily carried away by portrayed in a gifted and instructive the false alarm of “The wolf is medium, free from speculative extra- coming ;men who throw their vagancies, and full of fruits, which thonghts well into any subject before speak more powerfully of the charac- they publicly write books and papers ter and course of all erroneous prin- thereon ; great and careful scholars ciples and religious pretensions, than are coming forth to warn this counmany volumes of high price and lofty try of its near approach to a crisis exhibition. Mr. Westfield's 66 Eng- more painful than any it has known, land" might, with good effect, be since the Reformation delivered us placed in the hands of all Sunday from the black doings of the deluded school boys and girls. Its influence Papal power. The writer of “The would thereby be of incalculable be- Agonies of the Church of England” nefit. Protestant teachers, Protest- (who is none other than one of the ant masters of large firms and facto- Editors of The City Press, for in that ries, should certainly aid the circula- paper, of October 12th, the article tion of this most seasonable pamphlet. first appeared) has, in few words, " The Dreadful Prayer Meeting” is shown us where the cause of all our issuing in some quarters with accept- sorrowful anticipations as regards the

We should like to see it flung | safety of our Throne, our Parliament, by hundreds into all the omnibuses our Church, and our nation altoand railway carriages in the United gether, is found. The bold penny Kingdom. It is fitted as an arrow pamphlet, “The Agonies of the to pierce hard and flinty hearts. We Church of England,” now publishsenå 100 copies of it through the post | ing at G. J. Stevenson's, 54, Paterfor 30 stamps. It is the first number noster row, will cause an excitement of series called, “ Tracts to Tell the which must produce good results if Truth." The second number is en- our doom is not sealed. titled, The Great Fire : or, The Our London Baptist Churches. No. End of the World— What will it be?I. contains Mr. H. G. Maycock’s fareThese two, certainly, ought to go to- well sermon, in outline, and his faregether;

there is no sentimental false- well ddress, in full, on leaving hood or flattery in either. The most Hope chapel, Bethnal green. It is awful time ever this world saw is de- certainly becoming quite popular picted in words of wisdom, drawn now-a-days, for ministers to resign from biblical, from geological, and their pastorates when their churches from natural sources. It is undeni- are enjoying prosperity. Mr. Bloomable.

field and Mr. Anderson took the lead We have lately received from Mr. in this singular line of action. Now, Nichol, of Edinburgh, a volume of Mr. Maycock has done the same. We Puritan Divines, bearing the title- understand none of the church at “ Demonologia Sacra,” by Dr. R. Meard's court wished Mr. Bloomfield Gilpin. It is a book as full of Satan, to leave; and none of the people at of his devices, of the dangers he Deptford desired Mr. Anderson's deprepares, and of the destruction

parture ; and certain it is the flock he leads many into, as it can well at Hope chapel had not the most dishold. All who read such a work, tant wish that their highly-esteemed and see the plight and peril of poor under-shepherd should forsake them. fallen man in the world, will surely | But between the two former-named

ance.

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