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ii. DISESTABLISEMENT AND DISEN- J DOWMEIST. [From the National Church. \\> have before us two articles commenting upon "the recent Liberation meeting. Both deal with Mr Spurgeon's appearance there, and both, for different treasons, are worthy of attention. The first is from the Weeilv Dispatch, a London paper of extreme 1 Jiadical views. The Dispatch wishes to prove that Mr Spurgeon was in his proper place at the Libera- tion meeting, since lie has in his own person proved the success of the voluntary system, the reasons given being that, as is asserted, he preaches to larger congregations than will be found in any of our cathe- urals, has a "wider, and," it is believed, "more lasting influence than any Bishop," and has estab- lished very useful schools, colleges, and other insti- tutions round his Tabernacle, and all, as is said, without any State endowment and in spite of the intolerance of Dissent which has often been an ob- stacle in his way. Without allowing in any way the accuracy of thè Dtspalch's assumptions, either as to Mr Spurgeon's congregations, influence, or the ob- stacles to his work, but at the same time recognising most -readily the remarkable results produced by turn, we entirely fail to see how this proves the effi- cacy of the voluntary system. Mr Spurgeon's influ- ence is confessedly a personal one; were he to be re- moved, there is no guarantee that his work would live after him. On the contrary, there are indications that it would suffer, and that speedily. We com- mend to the Wieldy Dispatch Mr Spurgeon's own testimony, which is given in his magazine the Sword and Trowel for May. No eontributions have come to Westwood for the last three weeks. Since about -35400 per week is needed for all our institutions, this was not an encouraging piece of news when it came to me at Mentone.. There is no doubt that, while I am away for rest, the contributions to the various works are almost suspended, and this makes it some- what of a trial to take a holiday, even when it is -needed." Happily for Mr Spurgeon, his institutions are not without endowments The Manchester Examiner, one of the ablest Radi- cal papers in the North of England, takes quite a different line. Dealing with Mr Spurgeon's remark 'that "religion and not politics had brought him to that meeting," and after allowing that there are religious people who desire the separation of Church and State, the Examiner declares that "the great major- ity of the English people care but little for the liberation of religion." "Among- politicians," in fact, "who are not of a distinctly ecclesiastical bias there is no desire to liberate religion from the pa- tronage and control of the State, at any rate not for the sake of religion itself. Many of them are dis- posed to think that the more effectually it is con- trolled the better. Moreover, there is some incon- sistency on the part of the Society itself in appeal- ing to politicians and in going to the State on such grounds. It says to the State with one breath, you have nothing to do with religion, and -with the next it asks the State to liberate religion in order that religion itself may flourish more vigor- ously."

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