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LLANDUDNO. SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL IN FOltElGN PARTS On Monday last, the Handudno Auxiliary branch of the above Society held its annual meeting in the spacious and commodious building which was erected by the Committee of the National Eisteddfod—Mr. Pritchard, the contractor, kindlygranting the use of it, gratis. The attendance, we are happy to <ay, was both large and re- spectable, as it was known thattheBishops of Bangorand Oxford would address the meeting, as also another dis- tinguished gentleman the Rev. Daniel A)oore, of Lon- don. The Chair waa taken by the Bishop of Bangor, who commenced the proceedings by calling upon the Rev. J. Morgan, rector of Llandudno to say prayers, which he did in a very impressive manner. The CH.UKMAN then addressed the meeting to the following effect:—He should, he said, conRne his open- ing observations within a narrow compass, as others would have to address them, and to whoa thoy would have great pleasure in listening. They were met to- gether to assist in raising funds to carry the Gospel to Foreign parts, and they would agree with him, he felt sure, that it was their duty as Christians, to take a warm interest In that great cause which it was the object of the Society to promote, and to send the word of God to Foreign lands. In all places were thete were an earnest minister and a faithful people, there was sure to be a sincere desire to spread the gospel of Chri.'t not only at home but likewise abroad. He then proceeded to notice and rebut some objections which, by some parties, were made against the objects of the Society. In the year 1813, when that great and good man (Mr. Wilberforoe), whose gifted son was present amongst them that day, proposed in his place in Parliament, to send .Missionaries to India, lie was mettvithoponopposition— an opposition which he was happy to say wat not now possible. (' 'beers.) AU who were acquainted with Inrlia agreed as to the amount of good which had been done in that country by means of the Bible and the Christ- ian Missionaries. There were some who denied that any great result had been effected but good men like Sir tierbertEdwardes.aadthe present Governor General of India, Sir John Laurence, and who knew that country better than most men, hadexpreasedtheirearnest opinion that it was most desirable that the Bible should be more widely spread, and the objects of the society be more widely carried out amongst the native populations. Ag<uu, it was a known fact that an important change had come over the minds of the natives of India in that re- spect, and many of their learned men were dissatisfied with their religion, and were disposed to study the Scriptures. The two objection:) which were generally enployed against missionary efforts and the distribution of the Bible amongst the heathen had Dot yet altogether died away. It was said—show us proofs of the good you have accomplished by missionary efforts? There could he no doubt but what a great deal of good had been effected in India, as elsewhere, and he must be Mind indeed who refuses to reeognisu the e9eets produced by the teaching of the missionaries and the distribution of the word of God. It waa likewise urged tint the mis- sionaries of the presentday werenotaoself-denyitigandso zealous as they were in former times and iu the middte ages. Now this he earnestly denied. L'okatAHen Gardiner who went amongst the Savages in Patagonia, and was there starved to death whilst preaching the word of Life in thit country. Then again, there had been Bishop after Bishop who had braved the deadly climate of Africa, and died there in their endeavours to convert the heathen. There was that great and good man Bishop McKenzie, who was prepared to sacrifice his life in order that he might preach the gospel to the heathen. It was not true then, that Christians were not willing as heretofore, to riA their lives and to resign social comfort on behalf of the heathen, and to convert them to Christianity. There were persons who did not care for the extension of God's word amongst the heather, but were like the "children sitting in the market" referred to by our Saviour, and who cared for none of these tilings." He nrmly behoved, however, that such was not the case with those who had assembled together on that occasion on the contrary, he believed that they did desire the conversion of the heathen, and that the Bible should be sent to Foreign Lands. It was their duty theu, to assist in carrying out that object, and to do their best to obtain for others those advantages which they themselves already and so largely possessed. (Loud cheering.) The Chairman then called upon the Bev. Daniel Moore (of London), to move the first re- solution which was to the effect, that that meeting ap- proved of the efforts of the Society to send the Gospel to heathen lands, and were willing to support it in its endeavours to do so. Mr. MooRK commenced by remarking that he did not know by whom he had been appointed to move the first resolution in a meeting of that kind. The responsibility did not rest upon him, and the company themselves would have to say what amount of judgement they had exercised in confiding the task to him. The Society the claims of which they were then advocating, bad claims upon all Christians for their sympathy and their support. That society had been actively engaged in the propagation of the gospel in foreign parts when the rest of Christendom was asleep. It had two distinct fields for its labours, namely, our colonies, and the lands peo- pled by the heathen. Their first duty was felt to be to assist those who had emigrated from our own shores, and this was to follow the example of the Apostlea, who were told "to go and preach the gospel to all the world, beginning at Jerusalem," and they were aetinguponthat Apostolic principle. Many of the emigrants had, when at home, been in the habit of attending places of wor- ship, and of enjoying the consolations of religion; but when they went into a distant land, many were without a church and without a sacrament, and many, he was afraid, from this cause settled down into apathy respecting religion, and became practical heathens. It was clearly, therefore, their first duty to do all in their power to send the gospel to all parts of our exten- ded colonies. In his opinion, he said, our colonies occupied an important place in the plan of divine Providence, as they gave to M M opportunity foi the planting of God's word in all quarters of the globe. It was a grand, though a momentous, fact that the Queen of England ruled over one-fifth of the whole world, so that in reality we are constituted by Divine Providence the apostle of the nations. It has been said that the sun never sets upon the British empire nor neither upon our neglect and shame, [u India alone we rule over ]80 millions of people who have never been converted to Christianity. It may be that we have a great name upon the earth, but if we neglect our duties and shirk our responsibilities the God of nations will most assured- ly call us to account. It is sometimes the case that the public journals twit us with having produced no result, and that out of a population of 180 millions we can only point to 60 or 70 thousands as having been converted to Christianity, even nominally. China remains still uninstrueted, and that Japan is more hopeless now than ever, and that it is useless to go on wasting life and treasure for a useless object. It will be seen that tills argument, if based upon facts, is of a suicidal tendency; for if so tittle have as yet been done it is clear that more should be done. No one will deny but that Christianis- ing the world is a remedy for the world's misery. It is a fearful thing to reflect upon that there are on the earth at the present time some 750 millions of human beings who know not the one true God, and are still uncon- verted. This is because men professing to be Christiana are selfish and are faithless to the great trust reposed in them, and because they will not take the means to make the gospel knowu to the uttermost ends of the earth. (Loud cheers). Happiness is within our own reach; and we talk glibly about the heathen being happy How can a mau be happy without a knowledge of Hod ? but apart from this, look at the physical misery, the moral degradation, to which tfieheathen is subjected. Happy in his delusion, is he Happy, when he is called upon to sacri&ce the first born of his own body for the good of his own soul! The Society is called upon to enlarge the field of its operations, and there arc many extra calls, but how can its sphere of labour be enlarged unless the funds at its disposal be augmented ? New fields are constantly being opened by Christian enterprise, com- merce and mechanical appliances. At no period of the world were minds so unsettled in matters of religious belief as they are at present. The sects are tired of their dogmas. The disciples of Confusius are dissatisfied with the cold morality of their national philosopher and teacher; and the pagans with their tnultitudinal gods which any of them can make themselves. The Urahmina themselves are unsettled, but it does not follow that be- cause they doubt the truth of their own faith that they will embrace Christianity. Even in our own country men's minds are attempted to be unsettled by the teach- ings of even Christian miniatera who try to make men believe that the Holy Bible, the word of God, is nothing more than a legendary myth. Well, suppose they could succeed in proving this, suppose these men could shew that the Bible is not to be depended upon, what have they got to offer ua in its stead—what will they give us! (Loud cheering and cries of nothing," nothing ") The heathen are sighing for a religion; the mind of man requires something to look up to-something to rely upon. They are waiting for chnatianity, and it is our duty to send it to them. The speaker in conclusion said that this Society was not intended to rival any other but co-operate with all, and he trusted that it would secure the support of men of all sects who wished the world to be chriatianized. Every year human beings were dying equal in number to the whole population of England, Scotland and Wales, and in China it had been computed that 30,000 persons died every day. Many labourers in the Christian 6eld were wanted, and it was for the meeting to afjaist in making that part of the Lord's Prayer a practical .matter which says Thy kingdom come." The Rev. gentleman resumed his seat amid prolonged apptause. Thf! BMHop of Oxford, on rising to second the resolu- tion, was very warmly received by the audience. He began by alluding to the objection which had been made in certain quarters to their sending missionaries to hea- then countries in order to convert them to Christianity. These objections had been ably answered; but he be- lieved that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred they were made as an excuse by persons who did not intend to support missions, and who made the objections a oloak to throw over and to hide their own niggardliness (Hear, hear.) He wished to know whether Churchmen were in the htbit of considering that their duties in anything were to be measured by the success which attended them. Supposing that a parent had a dull child, and which was most ditncult to teach, would that duttness and difficulty be deemed a good rea-ton why the child should be neg)ect<d and not taught at all ? or rather would it not be an incentive to extra exertion and perse- verance As Christians, it was their plain duty to do all in their pjwer to bring the heathen to a knowledge of Christ, for he himself had commanded that it ahouM be done. He remembered a circumstance which took place in connection with the great Duke of Wellington. A gentleman, in his presence, was arguing against send- ing missionaries into heathen lands, and at last he turned to the Duke and asked him what his opinion nn. the subject was ? The Duke, with that calm shrewd look, for which he was remarkable, said—"Eh what is that' What does the Commander-in-Chief say about it Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel unto every creature." Well, this is the order of the Comman- der-in-Chief, and we must obey it (Loud applause.) The learned and etoquent speaker then proceeded to say that the question before them had two aspects, the first, who were to be converted, and the second, who were to convert. The church, whose duty it was to Christianize the world, should he a living church, and above all things it should not be captious about trifles. The work which it undertook to do was not a tfiS'ug work and it should he earnest, or a voice from heaven may be heard, aaying "Thou has left thy first love, and I have something to say against thee." The church which deemed that its duty was not to go abroad, was not in a healthy state,—its pulse beat so )auguid)y that it could not seud the blood to the extremities of the system. This inaction was grounded upou 8el!hnes, and spiritual .elfishness was the most selfish of alt. He could assure the meeting that the objection-) which had been rebutted by the previous speakers did not exist; for from every part of the world there were calls being made upon the society to send out more missionaries, aud that the urgency for them was very great. There were six bishop!) iu connection with India, and the work there had not stood sti)l. The southern parts of fndia now echo the name of Christ, and he cou)d say that i<; other parts of that great country progress had been made in the conversion of the natives. There is a gradual casting away of the old superstitions, in that country, rather than an embracing of a new faith, aud the ques- tion was, what faith were they to have! The speaker then went on to assert that it was the timidity of the English Government, which had prevented the mission- aries effecting more good than they had, because from the way th<; Government acted in carefu))y abstaining from doing anything to otfend the religious prej udiee< of the natives, it led the latter to conclude that Govern- ment did not sincerely believe in Christianity He strongly denounced this anti-Christian policy, which he said had been carried out to such a degree that in one case when an Indian embraced Christianity he was a[- Owed to lose his post on that account atone in order to gratify hi-i enemies. In fact, our policy was such that it tended to convince the people of the truth of what they did believe, rather than to prepare th%M to embrace Christianity. They had been taunted with the alow pro- gress made in the conversion of the people, and were asked what had they done! Why Chriatitnity had been preached for 1800 years, and up to this time three- fourths of the world were not Christiana; when the so- ciety for the propagation of the gospel had not been in existence for more than half a century, and its income was but a mere trine. Were thev, therefore, to give up the attempt to spread God's word amongst the heathen, when, instead of <eM, there had been more realty done than they comparatively had any right to expect ? What we wanted was more selfdenia) and a greater trust in God. He next referred to the exertions of several good men to spread the light of the gospel amongst the benighted heathen, some of whom were true types of the apostolic martyrs. These men struggled against diSiculties, and were not cast down by them. What if St. Athanasius had said in his day that the heresy of the Arians had become triumphant, and that it was useless to oppose heresy any longer, what would have become of the doe- trine of the Trinity-of the three persons in one God- head ? Greatness was achieved and truth upheld by fighting with dimculties, and not in succumbing to The speaker then re- them (Hear, hear, and cheers. The speaker then re- ferred to several letters which he had received from several bishops, personal friends—one being from British Columbia-urgently soliciting assistance from the socie- ty. Many a young man, impelled by a thirat for gold, had gone to foreign lands, and whilst in health did not think of religion; but when disease overtook him and he was confined to a bed of sickness, a minister of the go9pel would be welcomed by the miserable man as an ange). But what was the Society to do? The Finance Com- mittee had told them they would have to reduce their ex- penses instead of incurring additional ones. What the Society wanted was money and not men. They could not expect that great and wonderful prosperity would be continued unless we endeavour to make great the name of Christ by strengthening the arms of the Church to extend his kingdom, for if they wanted God's favour they must do something to merit it. He concluded a most eloquent address by strongly urging upon the meet- ing to support the Society, and sat down amidst loud and prolonged applause. Mr. G. FEMOtt moved, and Mr. W. F. CHAPMAN seconded, a vote of thanks to the Lord Bishop of Oxford and the Rev. D. Moore, for their attendance there on that occasion. Carried with acclamation. The Rev. DAVID WiLUAMS moved a vote of thanka to Mr. Morris Pritchard, for his kindness in allowing the use of the Pavillion gratuitously. The motion on being seconded by the Rev. D THOMAS, was carried with applause. A hearty vote of thanks was then given to the Lord Bishop of Bangor, for his kindness in presiding—moved by Sir John CifETEWOOD, and seconded by W. H.mER, Esq. A collection was then made, which amounted to jE44 13s. 8d.

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