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1st John, v. 11: And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life and this life is his Son.

1st John, i. 8: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1st John, ii. 2: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

1st Timothy, iv. 10: For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, especially them that believe.

1st Tim. ii. 34: For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who will have all men to be saved and come unto the knowledge of the truth.

1st John, iii. 8: For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Heb. ii. 9 That he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

Heb. ii. 14, 15: For as much then as the children are partakers of the flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them, who, through fear of death, were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

John xii. 32: And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

Romans viii. 38, 39: For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans v. 18: Therefore, as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation, even so by the

righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unte justification of life.

Romans viii. 20: For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope.

John xvii. 2: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

John xvii. 21: That the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

1st Tim. ii. 6: Who gave himself a ransom for all to be testified in due time.

Rev. v. 13: And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever.

The Son of man is come to seek and save that which is lost.

The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.

All that the Father hath given me shall come unto me. The gospel preached to all previous to the destruction of Jerusalem.

Col. i. 23: Be not moved away from the hope of the gospel which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature under heaven.

Romans x. 18: But I say, have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.


Of the Universalist Denomination in the United States of


The doctrine of the final holiness and happiness of all mankind, was first publicly preached in America in the year 1775, by John Murray, a preacher of great piety and talents, who was born in England. Murray died in Boston, May 3d, 1815. The first meeting of the general convention of Universalists took place at Oxford, Massachusetts, September 1st, 1785.

The number of Societies, &c. in the State of Now York, at the present time, 1836, is as follows:





The number in the United States is as follows:

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The number of religious periodicals devoted to the interests of this rapidly increasing denomination, is eighteen.These papers have probably forty thousand subscribers, and are read by four times that number of individuals.

As to a standard of faith, this denomination professes to have no creed except the Bible. However, they sometimes practice, when forming Churches or Societies, selecting some particular texts as expressive of their general views, particularly the following passage: "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and Saviour of the world." This

passage, they think, expresses the most essential points of the christian faith. Universalists hold that good works are the natural fruits of the true faith, and that therefore the real believer will do good to all as he has opportunity, and that by these fruits true believers may be known. Univer salists hold that there is a sure punishment for vice, and a sure reward for virtue; but they have no expectation of receiving endless felicity in the future state in consequence of their faith, repentance, or other exercises and works in this life. Universalists hope for the final happiness of themselves and all, as a free unbought gift of Jehovah's sovereign grace; and that this plan of salvation has been made known by means of the mission of Christ, whom they believe has risen from the dead as proof of the general resurrection and immortality of all mankind. Having these views, the Universalists believe that their sentiments are preferable to any other for promoting peace and happiness in life, and hope in the hour of death. The Universalists are confident that their doctrines are taught by the light of nature, and the light of that inspiration which they receive as their rule of faith and practice. Having such hope and such confidence, they earnestly invite all men to examine their sentiments with unprejudiced minds, and not to condemn their opinions unheard.


Selected from various Authors, by the Rev. F. Langworthy.

HYMN 1. L. M.
Universality of Christ's Reign.

1 Jesus shall reign wher'er the sun,
Does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

2 Blessings abound wher'er he reigns;
The joyful prisoner bursts his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,

And all the sons of want, are blest.

3 Where he displays his healing power,
Death and the curse are known no more;
In him the tribes of Adam boast,
More blessings than their father lost.

4 Let every creature rise and bring
Peculiar honors to our king;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the long Amen!

HYMN 2. L. M.

Men are sinners, but God is gracious.

1 From deep distress and troubled thought,
To thee, my God, I raise my cry;
If thou severely mark our faults,

No flesh could stand before thine eye.

2 But thou art on a throne of grace,
Free to dispense thy pardons there;
That sinners may approach thy face,
And hope and love as well as fear.

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