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9) No. 14. FEBRUARY, 1865. Pbice 2d. NOTES OF A SERMON BY THE LATE EEV. J. HUGHES, LIVERPOOL.* "How shall we escape if we neglect so greafc salvation?"—Hebrews ii. 3. fHE words are spoken in the form of a question, though an answer is not expected. The question itself implies the reply. There are questions proposed which ought not to be an¬ swered—questions of curiosity—such as, " Are there few that be saved ?" Luke xiii. 23. The question was not answered. Thus also the disciples ask the Saviour, " Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel ?" % The reply was, " It is not for you to know the times and the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power," Acts i. 6. 7. There are other questions which cannot be answered— questions which involve matters of great moment. They are asked, however, to excite thought and attention, rather than to elicit a reply—such as, " What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own sOul ?" or, " What shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God ?" Of this class is the one in the text—How shall we escape ? An affir¬ mative reply is impossible—the impossibility of the affirmative involves the negative. It is asked to excite our attention— * From his own MSS.