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The Evangelical Alliance

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Our readers have airead y seca a notice of this VVorld's Meeting at London, from a Michigan delégale who was present. - But his account of the result is far from bcing explicit. The object was to form a general alliance of all Evangelical sects of religión, for the propagation of the common faith. After several weeks discussion they adjourned, having adopted the following agreement, which, so far as the authority of this body goes, is decisive of whatmay bo considered evangelical faith : 1. That the parties composing the Alliance shall be such persons only as hold and maintain what are usually undcrstood to be evangelical views, in regard to the matters of doctrine understated, viz - 1. The Divine inspiration, authority, and sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures. 2. The unity of the Godhead, and the Trinityof persons iherein. 3. The utter depravity of human nature in consequencc of tlio fall. 4. The ncarnation of the Son of God, his work o{ atonemeut forsinners of mankind, and his mcdiatoriul intercession and rcign.5. lúe justification of tbc sinner by faitb. 0. Tho work of tho Moly Spirit in the conversión and sanctification of the sinncr. 7. Tbc rigbt and duty of private judgment in the interpretation of the Holy Scriptures. 8. Tho divine institution of the Christian ministry, and the authority and perpetuity of the ordinance of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. 9. The irnmortality of the soul, the resurrection of the body, the judgment of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, witli the eternal biessedness of the righteous. and tho elernal punishment of the wicked. This same body were much disturbed in '.lieirdeliberations by disagrceinent on whát are evangelical woiiks, and wcll nigh went to pieccs on the question of admitting slavcholders. Branches of the Alliance were to be established in different countries ; and a largs Committee submitted a report, the gist of whic'u was, "That no branch ivtll admil Slavcholders, tt.'tO,BY THEIR OWX PAULT, COllUnUe t'fl th(U lHsilion,from a regard totheirown interests" This was a broad admission that a man may, in some cases, hold lus brother as a slave, without f aull !Rev. J. Nelson moved an amendmcnt cxcludingSlaveholders at once, but this was voted down, nnd the report adoptcd. The next day sundry protests were put in ; and the result was tlial ihe doings of the day befo re were reconsidered and rescinded. So thnt 7iow, as we understandit, any MANSTEALER who belicves in the preceding articles of faith, may become an unexceptionable member of this Evangclical Alliancc, whüe such heretics as VViiüam Penn, Dr. Chaiining, Pierpont and Whitticr, are excluu'ed as unworthy Í ! !Ií nppcars Ihat this conclusión was reached through the eílbrts of the Atnevican dclegation. They were mostly distinguishcdelergymen; In England, every thing likc antislavery is very popular; and the American clergy gcncrally are much annoyed by tliis strong English antislavery feeling, and are often placed in most unpleasant circumstances on account of their proslavery position. Ilence it is said to have been a great desiderátum for thérri to obtain this formal recognition of the actual'umity of Slaveholders, ns it would tend to make their ownpoáitionmore comfortable.