At a meeting of the NEW-YORK MISSIONARY
April 26, 1799,
THAT the thanks of the SOCIETY be given to the Rev. Dr. LIVINGSTON and Dr. McKNIGHT, for the Sermons
delivered by them respectively on the evenings of the 23d and 24th inst. agreeably to appointment; and
that they be requested to furnish copies of the same for publication.
Extract from the Minutes of the Society,
SAMUEL MILLER, Clerk.
PREACHED BEFORE THE
NEW-YORK MISSIONARY SOCIETY.
SCOTS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,
23d of April, 1799,
By JOHN H. LIVINGSTON, D.D. S.T.P..
One of the MINISTERS of the REFORMED DUTCH
CHURCH of the City of NEW-YORK.
- CHRIST IS ALL AND IN ALL.
COLOSSIANS III. 11.
THE Obligation to love and obey GOD which arises from the perpetual dependence of men,
as intelligent creatures, upon GOD, considered as their CREATOR, is the religion of nature. The
relation formed by this dependence obliges them to be devoted to the service and glory of him who made, preserves
and governs them. In this religion GOD the CREATOR is all and in all.