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$ 3. Christian reader-You who profess to know and believe that Jesus is "the Christ, the Son of the living God," permit me to close this letter with a word of exhortation. Let me recommend to you to read carefully and prayerfully -the 11th chapter of Romans. Rejoice in the prospect of the Jews being grafted again into the good olive-tree, if they continue not in unbelief. “But how then shall they call on him whom they have not believed ? and how shall they believe on him of whom they have not heard ? and how shall they hear without a preacher ? and how shall they preach except they be sent ?" Rom. 10: 14, 15. But who shall send missionaries and the means of grace to the Jews, if Christians do not? Consider therefore the design of the rejection of my beloved people, and your adoption in their stead. “For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief; even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.” Rom. 11:30, 31. Remember also, that salvation is of the Jews ;'' “who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises, whose are the fathers, and of whom, as concerning the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen." Rom. 9 : 4, 5. Should it be askod in what way can we show mercy unto them? What can we do to convince them that Jesus is the true Messiah? I answer for the present, you may aid the committee appointed by the board of the Jewish Society to carry into effect their resolutions prefixed to this work; namely, to circulate it amongst the Jews in this country, and in England, and to get it translated into the German language, for the use of the Jews in Europe. For this purpose, a distinct fund has been opened, and donations are thankfully received by the treasurer of this society, Mr. E. Burrill, No. 5 Broad-street. To promote this good cause, I have offered to the Society
as many copies as they may want at cost, and should be happy once more to travel over the United States to solicit aid for this object, as I have heretofore for other objects. But I am now old and grey-headed; and with the loss of my hair I am losing my strength also, and shall have to spend the remainder of my days at home, in the publication of the Jewish Intelligencer.* But I hope many will send their mite to the treasurer of the Society, which will save traveling expenses. And now unto him who loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father, to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen."
* NOTE.—A Prospectus of which will be fonnd prefixed to this work, the first No. of which has just been published.
END OF VOI.. II.
To the Editor of the American Baptist.
Sir,-Having had the gratification of perusing in manuscript the second volume of Joseph and Benjamin, I am constrained to express my sentiments of its merits. To those who have read the first volume, it may suffice to say, not only that it treats of similar topics in a like manner, that the plan there laid down has been completed, and the promises there made have been fulfilled; but, as these are deeper and more interesting subjects, they have been more labored, and deserve more the attention of the public; that they will find the relish they gained in the first volume, satisfied by a full feast in this.
I would say to those who have not seen the first volume, that if they wish to see the subject of difference between Jews, the sons of Abraham, and Christians, treated fully, clearly, and convincingly-if they wish to see the fundamental truths of the Gospel exhibited in the best manner, they will consult these volumes, equally beneficial to the Jew and Christian.
J. B. K.
Extract of a letter from James Millar, Esq., who acted as secretary for the London Society for promoting Christianity among the Jews, during the time that I preached the substance of these letters as lectures to my Jewish bretkien in London.
“I have received your first volume of letters from Joseph to Benjamin, for which I sincerely thank you. They appear to me well calculated to excite the attention of the Jews; indeed, I always considered you as better qualified to deal with your brethren than most of our Christian ministers, in consequence of your general acquaintance with their opinions and the traditions of the Jewish fathers. Could we persuade them to apply to the 'Ruach Hakkodesh' for divine illumination in reading the prophets, with your observations, I should hope the veil that is yet on their hearts would be removed; it will be taken away in due time: your letters at the same time appear to me to be well calculated for the bulk of Christian readers, who appear to be too little acquainted with the prophecies relating to the future prospects of God's ancient people."
3181 Condition of the covenant of
47) Consecration of Christ, 356
55 Consequences if Christ be not
be God, 219
85 Contract in the covenant of
how to decide it, 43
with Abraham not yet
Creation, an incommunicable
32 Credentials of the Messiah, 268)
Death of Christ,
temporal, spiritual, and
Depravity, nature, proved,
Desire of all nations means
Deut. 18: 15-18 explained,
Divine revelation, possible, ne-
Divinity of Christ proved from
the Holy Ghost,
Doubts about the Bible,
202 his human existence proved, 212
he is the promised Messiah' 212
why rejected by the Jews, 45
282 still expected by them, 232
Immutability, prerogative of
of the divinity of Christ,
332||Judah, his genealogy preserved, 239
Judge of the world is Christ, 332
373|| Letter from "Benjamin to Jo-
circular, to omit things
contained in the Talmud,
&c. about Christ,
Levi, David, quotation, 206
the noblest creature on earth, ibi.
revealed in Scripture, 120
Messenger means Christ, 191