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Enquiries and Correspondence.
Christ's Coming. DEAR SIR,-Will you be so kind as to explain how Mark xiii. 32, is to be reconciled with, “I and my father are one." John x. 30. And, is any faith to be placed in the numerous calculations of the present day as to the second coming of Christ.
Yours very respectfully, THOMAS.
Christ and the Father are not one in every sense. Both are God, but both did not become man. To merge all distinctions between the two would be to neutralize the entire scheme of salvation.
Christ had a certain mission entrusted to Him upon earth, and in the first text referred to, he only intends to say that it formed no part of such mission to reveal the day or the hour anticipated in the context.
In the second text, he shows that his Father and Himself are one in purpose, and that those who are made His by the Gospel, have not only his own protection, but are “ kept by the power of God, through faith, unto salvation.” (1 Pet. i. 5.)
We attach very little importance to any of the predictions of Christ's second coming which are abroad in the world. Our great object is, to cultivate that special and constant visitation of our own souls, which he Has promised to those who hear his voice, and open their hearts for His reception. (Rev. üii. 20.)
Judgment. A. U. would be much obliged to the Editor of the Youths' Magazine if, in the number for June he would explain the exact meaning of the word “judgment,” in John ix. 39.
We see no reason to interpret the term in any other than its ordinary sense
the administration or distribution of justice. The Pharisees had just been offended by our Saviour's miracle of restoring sight to the blind man; and he makes it the occasion of rectifying a great mistake in furtherance of this object, by hinting that these very men who thought themselves not only the most enlightened, but the enlighteners of others, were really more blind than the poor man they had recently excommunicated.
H Y MN.
" • Every morning the red sun
Rises warm and bright; But the evening cometh on,
And the dark, cold night. There's a bright land far away, Where 'tis everlasting day.
“Every spring the sweet young flowers
Open fresh and gay,
Wither them away.
Where the trees are always green. 6. Little birds sing songs of praise
All the summer long;
They forget their song.
Ceaseless praises to their King. 666 Christ the Lord is ever near
Those who follow him ;
For our eyes are dim.
"• Who shall go to that fair land ?
All who love the right:
In their robes of white.
Green's Addresses to Children.
ANSWERS TO THE ENIGMA. p. 144.
The word is sure, that “all who seek shall find."
Whilst all I am and have—my Self-I bring
be Self-righteousness must neutralize my plea.
He heard unmoved the cry of blood
From savage thousands burst,
Supported by my first.
With a calm smile serene,
His diadem was seen.
My third, the greatest of the three,
Wax'd mightier still in death,
The saint resign'd his breath.
The glorious trio shine-
Reader! let all be thine.
E. J, T.
Answers in verse are requested.
LIFE'S WAYSIDE FLOWERS.
An answer mild and kind-
Are treasures to the mind.
That make our path more bright,-
And thrill it with delight.
Is eve's refreshing dew,
Are as enlivening too.
Sweet gleams of sunshine throw.
They nerve the soul to bear
Which oft assail it there.
Their passing worth can tell.