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and its ecclesiastical supporters. These are the sole and legitimate objects of religious controversy; the extinction of error, and the conviction of its advocates. By the Protestant, Mr. McGavin has triumphantly achieved these important purposes; if it were possible by truth, and reason, and fact, thus to eradicate what the Bible styles, “damnable heresy," and convert its deluded abettors and disciples. Probably few works of a controversial character can be adduced, in which the end proposed by the author, the confutation of an abhorrent system of irreligion and iniquity, has been more successfully accomplished than in this “series of essays on the principal points of controversy between the church of Rome and the reformed."

4. The Protestant is pointed, but affectionate. In many respects, these volumes are analogous to a correct and faithful gospel sermon of the first order. They portray the fatal malignity of Romanism; they warn the Papists of the awful consequences which must unavoidably flow from their adhesion to their ungodliness; they inculcate divine truth in all its clearness and energy; and they counsel the sinner to repent, turn from his evil ways, and "seek the Lord while he may be found," with all his heart, through the gracious and only Mediator. They combine the most touching earnestness of persuasion, with a peculiar solicitude for the everlasting welfare of those who are guilty of "denying the Lord that bought them,” and of substituting the corrupt traditions of men for the hallowed commandments of God. Mr. McGavin, in the Protestant, unites the two apparently contradictory qualities which were exemplified by John, “the disciple whom Jesus loved;” who was a “son of thunder,” and yet, whose extraordinary tenderness, and melting affectionate heart, have rendered him proverbial, even among the holy twelve apostolical brethren, for his most amiable philanthropy, and for the peculiar attributes which marked his Christian amity and love.

These are the general characteristics of Mr. McGavin's justly celebrated Protestant, which developes the dignity and courtesy of a gentleman, while he inculcates evangelical truth in all its unmitigated energy, but with the affection of a Christian philanthropist

. Therefore, these essays need no additional charm to recommend them to the acceptance of “all them who love the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity;" and who importunately pray, that “ the word of the Lord may have free course and be glorified;" and who devoutly anticipate the evolution of divine prophecy, “when the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days; in the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound. For the angel shall come down from heaven, having great power, and lightening the earth with his glory, and shall cry mightily with a strong voice, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen; and the voice of a great multitude in heaven and upon earth, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of many thunderings, with transporting ecstasy shall resound the triumphant reply—“ Alleluia! for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Amen. Alleluia! Amen."

668

423

176

187

Beatification,

347 | Clarendon quoted, 710, 714, 717
Becket and the Virgin, 317 | Clarke's answer,

109

Belgian Bishops,

137 Claude D'Espence,

141

Bellarmine,

216, 222 Clement VI., Pope,

202

Bells baptized,

519 Cloyne and Ross against the
Benediction of cattle, 492 Bible,
Bible references, 55, 119, 125, 222, Commandments, 151, 153, 355

234, 236, 241, 245, 252, 259, Confession, auricular, 602, 609,
267, 273, 281, 294, 667, 672,

622, 630, 636, 641
674, 680 Constantine, emperor, 488
Bible schools,

572 Coppinger's address, 666, 073
Bible societies, 234, 244, 258 COUNCILS-
Bigotry of Papists, 52, 54, 79, Constance,

203, 210
118, 121

Nice,
Blackadder of Glasgow 133 Trent, 204, 237, 238, 271, 409,
Blindness counterfeited, 366

419, 458, 536, 545, 606
Blois relics,

350 Countess of Argyle, 163
Bonacina on oaths,

202 Crabs escaped from Purga-

Bonaparte,

69

tory,

553

Bones of Saints, 349, 527 Crucifixes,

Bourke's case,

Culdees,

59, 131

Bradley's conversion, 622, 628 Culpa et Pæna,

64

Breaking faith, 199, 205, 212, 218, Cup refused to laity, '203
225 Cutty Stool,

149, 162
British ambassador,

433

Brothels by the pope, 141

Brunswick's reasons, 121

Buchanan's anecdote, 441
Buchanan's Franciscan, 571
Bulls, Papal-

Against Bible societies, 572 | Da Costa in the Inquisition, 648
Against Solicitants, 648 Damnation by Pius IV. 172
Against the Waldenses, 60 Decretals,

223

Against Wickliffe, 240 Demosthenes,

140

Derwentwater,

406

Discipline of Scotland and

Rome contrasted, 162, 168,

180, 187

DOCTRINES-

Cameron's letters on breach

Bible,

238

of covenant,

511 Faith with heretics, 194, 212

Canada,

Indulgences,

158

Canonization,

347 Dogs worshipping the mass

Canterbury,

170 wafer,

447, 486

Capuchin friar,

614 Dominic the first Inquisitor, 363

Carlisle's pamphlet,

545 Drumgoole's speech,

217

Catechisms, 150, 152, 156, 168 Drummond's controversy
Catholic emancipation, 292, 430 with Hay,

591 Dublin priests' frauds, 533
Challoner on satisfaction, 654 | Dupin on indulgences, 162
Christian charity,

146 | Durand against the Bible, 281
Circulation of tracts, 288 | Dutch lady and priest, 255

519

220

E

God's Word open to all, 268

Golden Calf,

362

Gordon's conversion,

641
Elizabeth, Queen, 172, 437 | Goiher, on Auricular Con-
Emigration of Papists, 531 fession, 544, 606, 654
Evangelical Preachers, 110 Gother's Papist,

535
Excom MUNICATION-

Governess,

514

Effects,

167 Graham's Annals,

571

Elizabeth,

172 Greek Church,

498

Henry VIII.

173 Gregory I., Pope, 494, 723

John,

171 Gregory VII., Pope,

202

Mice, rats, and other

Gregory IX., Pope,

202

vermin,

180 Grey's speech on Transub-

Extortion of Roman Priests, 517 stantiation,

435

H

Faith broken by a Popish Hamilton,

134

husband,

512 Havannah,

400

Faith not kept by Papists, 199, Hay,

216, 466, 707

205, 212, 218, 225, 296 Head of the Church, 80, 693

Faith of a Priest tested, 425 | Henry VIII. excommuni-
Fathers falsely quoted by

cated,

175
Romish authors, 472 | Heresy the excuse for leav-

Fohi before the Pope,

385 ing a wife,

205

Fornication,

164 | Heretics, 199, 205, 218, 225

France,

143 Hibernian Society,

190, 282

French Catechism,

63 | Highland Papists,

529

French Intolerance, 281 Hindoo Idolatry,

499
Franciscan,
571 Hocus Pocus,

408
Frauds of Monks and

Holy Water,

491
Friars,
390 | Host Idolatry,

428, 445

Friend to Fair Dealing, 596, 661 Humility a pretence, 322

Huss,

207, 210, 211

97

132

285

Indian reason for worship. | Kings—
ping Images,
354 Philip of France,

171

Indulgences, 52, 160, 162, 168, William III.,

196
174, 198 | Knox,

Infallibility refuted,

74

Inquisition,

214

Intolerance of French Papists, 281

Ireland,

185, 187, 264

Ireneus,

Irishman's letter,

684 | Labour of Saints, 339, 340

Irish Papists, 402, 527, 580 Lamps and Candles,

493

Irish Protestants,

598 | Lamy on the Scriptures, 278

Italian Bible,
242 Lanigan,

225, 290

Lennon's legacy for masses, 556 -

Letters, 96, 97, 98, 400, 402, 429,

478, 500, 511, 515, 518, 519,

522, 526, 529, 565, 571, 596,

598, 622, 661, 666, 684, 686

James I., oath required of Lictententius on the Waldenses,

Papists,
194

129

Jerome of Prague, 208, 211 Limborch on the Inquisition, 206
Jesuits-

Locusts excommunicated, 180
Breach of faith,
227 | Lollards burnt,

133
College at Stonyhurst,
108 Loretto,

367, 493
Plots,

177 Louvain Testament,
Secreta Monita,
227 Luther,

247, 569
Subvert all religion and mo-
rality,

612, 616

John, King of England, 170

John of Gaunt,

132

Joseph's bones,

398

Justin Martyr,
420 Man in sickness,

103

Man who forsook his wife, 205

Manual of prayers,

439

Marcellinus, Pope,

717
Margaret of Scotland,
Marriage,

511, 513

Kames' works,

486 Martin V., Pope,

Kelly's controversy, 577,583, 589, Mary of England, 217, 437

665 Mass, 448, 450, 456, 462, 469, 475

Kings-

Masses,

Arragon,

149 M'Culloch's Works, 308, 309, 394,

Charles I.,
137

398

Charles II.,

142 M'Hardy,

374, 418, 500

Charles of Spain,
552 Mediator,

469

George III.,
193, 197 Melchisedec,

462, 469

Henry VIII.,

142 | Middleton's Narratives, 489, 496

James I.,
194 Milner's Controversy,

269

James II.,
142 | Miracles,

67, 312

John,
170 Mohammed,

385

John and Joan,

198) Monaghan's Masses,

Netherlands,
137 | Mouse and Purgatory,

552

131

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