Henry Grew - June 9 1865 -The truth about the sabboth
Our Scotch friends have within their reach (I presume) presume) the most thorough and exhaustive work ever written upon this subject, namely, an octavo volume written by Robert Cox, and published at Edinburgh in l&tf by Maulachlan and Stewart, entitled" Sabbath Sabbath Laws and Sabbath Duties, considered in relation to their natural and Scriptural grounds, and to the principles ol Religious Libert'." Two works in this country, in shorter space, give a thorough demonstration on the same point." One is a tract of twenty-three twenty-three twenty-three pages, called " The Sabbath," by the late Rev. Henry Grew of Philadelphia; tbe other is a duodecimo volume, published also in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, in 1853, by A. Hart, and written by William B. Tay lor, called " The Obligation of the Sabbath." Each of these works makes the truth plain beyond controversy that tho Old Testament requires no Sabbatical Sabbatical observance of anybody but Jews, and that the New Testament requires no Sabbatical observance whatever. The Christian rule is plain, as. any one may see by studying the Christian records in the New Testament. Certain churches choose to require of their members, in addition to the Christian rule, an observance of Sunday as a Sabbath. Very well, let those members follow their own sectarian rules as strictly as they please; but when they attempt to impose those rules upon others, not members, and above all, when they represent those rules as proceeding from God, and having binding force over all men, let them be plainly told that they are practising a cheat, a gross iiuposi lion upon the community. c. K. w.