we merit the praises of God by studying the Holy Scriptures. Besides, is it not positively stated here, that all scripture is inspired by God for instruction and correction. If all scripture is given by inspiration of God for instruction, and correction, how can Mr. Chiniquy dare to say that the reading of the Holy Scriptures is bad and can cause our ruin ?

MR. CHnuQcy-ltlr. Chairman, I have already remarked to you that this good Mr. Roussy was unfortunate in the choice of his texts. The one that he has just chosm is going to destroy irretrievably his argument. In the first place, you see, by this text, that St. Paul says positively, “continue thou in the things thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.” Here St. Paul is not speaking of the Bible, nor of writings at all, be speaks of things tvhich have been learned, and it is very probable, or rather, it is very certain that these things were not written, for St. Paiil says to remember them, not from the book in which he had read them, but on account of the person who had taught them to him. And to show how far St. Paul was from preaching Mr. R0ussy’s absurd (loctrine, that all things necessary to salvation are written in the Bible, it will suffice to cast our eyes a few lines higher than the text quoted by Mr. Roussy. St. Paul, speaking to the same Timothy, says to him :-“And the things which thou hast heard from me— before many witnesses-the sztme commend to faithful men, who shall be fit to teach others also.” (2 Tim. ii. 2).

Yes, continue firm, satys the Apostle of the Gentiles, in the things you have learned not only by the reading of the Sacred books, but also in the things you have “heard from mo, before many witnesses.” St. Paul made use of no different language when writing to Timothy, than he had used when addressing the Thessalonians, for he said to them also :—“ 'l‘herefore, Brethren, stand firm ; and hold the tradition which you have learned, whether by word or by our epistle.” (2 Thess. ii. 14). And these words of the Apostle Paul, which are the words of the Holy (lhost hinrself, have resoundetl throughout the world for 1900 years. And all those who have really believed in Jesus Christ have repeated them, they believe them, and they will repeat them to the very end of time, for the eternal confusion of infidels and iunovators—“ Hold the tradition which you have learned whether by our words or by our 'writi1tgs.” That has been the teaching of the Church for nineteen centuries. That will be the teaching of the Church till the end of time ; for the Church, like the Son otGod whose immaculate Spouse she is, can never tah-ange. St. Paul was far from upholding the absurd doctrine of modern innovators ; he who says positively in his Epistle to the Romans (Chap. x. 13-17) :—“ Whosoever shall call upon the name of the name ot the Lord shall be saved. Ho\v then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed‘? Or how shall they be- lieve him of whom they have not hearti? And how shall they hear without a preacher ? And how can they preach tinless they he sent I’ —Faith then conreth by hearing; and hearing by the word of Christ.”

St. Paul crongratulates St. 'l‘itnothy on his reading of the Holy Scriptures, but it was because hisholy disciple joined to this reading, the most entire submission to the explanations and to the instruc- tions, by ivord of anoutli, of his stiperiors before God. It is also in