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alive. Secondly, That in myself, and in all creatures, there is
only insiilEcieiicy. but Christ is all-sufficient, and in him there
is enough for On his death-bed, he said to some young ministers
around him, "0! how great is your work, and for what seriousness
does it call ? As for me, I will tell you three things. 1. Every
sermon cost me many tears in studying it. 2. Before I preached it I
got good from it myself; and 3. I went into the pulpit as if going
to give account to my Master at the judgment-seat, and so I
preached." Such are some of the ministering men of God. 0! that
there were many who will Go And Do Likewise ! Paul. CONSIDERATIONS
ON LOTS. NO. V. We have repeatedly slated, in the course of these
papers, that our great objection to lots as they are commonly used,
is the impiety of their principle; and that this constitutes the
unlawfulness of games of chance, such as cards, dice, c. Assuming
our doctrine as true, because it has been proved, we can view the
mischiefs attendant upon gaming, in no other light than that of
penalties which God inflicts upon the violation of his law. On the
confirmed gamester we do not hope to make an impression. An
understanding so blighted; a conscience so seared; a heart so cold,
so selfish, and so hard, as enter into the composition of his
character, render him deaf to remonstrance, and put him, for the
most part, out of the reach of reform. But they who hate gaming,
while they love the game; who play freely for amusement, while they
would, on no account, play for lucre; and who would shudder at the
thought of promoting either vice or misery, are entreated to
reflect whether there be not such evils connected with the game of
chance, even in its least exceptionable form, and with its best
limitations, as require them t...
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