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III. This Communion which the Saints have with Christ, doth not make them in any wise Partakers of the Substance of his Godhead, or to be equal with Christ in any respect ; either of which to afirm is impious and blafphemous f. Nor doth theit Communion one with an other as Saints take away, ir infringe the Title or Property which each Man lath in his Goods and Poffeffions s.
hings common, v.45. And sold v. 16. Who only hath immortality,
heir poffeffions and goods, and dwelling in the light which no man [ arted them to all men, as every can approach unto, whom no man han had need, i John 3:17. [ See hąth seen, nor can see: to whom iletter c.] [ 2 Cor.' 8 and 9 chapters. ] be honour and power everlasting. s 11. 29. Then the disciples, Amen. Psalm 45. 7. Thou lovex very man according to his ability, righteousness, and hatest wickedetermined to send relief unto the nefs: therefore God, thy God hath rechten which dwelt in Judea. j. anointed thee with the oil of glado. Which also they did, and sent ness above thy fellows. With Heb. 1. to the elders by the hands of Bar- 8. But unto the Son he faith, Thy labas and Saul.
throne, O God, is for ever and ever; III. * Col. 1. 18. And he is the a sceptre of righteousness,' is the ead of the body, the church: who sceptre of thy kingdom : v.9. Thou *the beginning, the first-born from haft loved righteousness, and hated he dead; that in all things he might iniquity; therefore God, even thy äve the preeminence. v. 19. For if God, hath anointed thee with the leased the Father that in him should oil of gladness abovethy fellows. Hi fulness dwell. I Cor. 8. 6. But & Exod. 20. IS. Thou shalt not ous there is but one God, the Father, steal. Eph. 4. 28. Let him that stole, of whom are all things, and we in steal no more: but rather let 'lim tim; and one Lord Jesus Chrift, by labour, working with his hands the thom are all things, and we by him, thing which is good, that he may 14, 42. 8. I am the Lord, that is have to give to him that needeth. by name, and my glory will I not Acts s. 4. Whiles it remained, wa's çive to another, neither my praise it not thine own? and after it was o graven images. 1 Tim. 6. is. fold, was it not in thine own power? Which in his times he shall shew,who why haft thou conceived this thing sthe blessed and only potentate,the in thine heart thou hast not lied King of kings, and Lord of lords. unto men, bur unto God.
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of the Sacraments. ACRAMENTS are holy Signs and Seals
of the Covenant of Grace , immediately in Itituted by God", to represent Christ and his Benefits; and to confirm our Interest in him, as also to puta visible Difference between those that belong unto the Church, and the rest of the World"; and solemnly to engage them to the Service of God in Chrift, according to his Word.
II. There I. * Rom. 4. 11. And he received of me. v. 26. For as often as yo the sign of circumcision, a seal of eat this bread, and drink this cup, the righteousness of the faith,which ye do show the Lords death till be he had yet being uncircumcised: that come, * Gal. 3.27. For as many he might be the father of all them of you as have been baptized into that believe, though they be not cir- Chrift, have put on Chrift. Gal. 3, cumcised; that righteousness might 17. And this I say, That the covenant be imputed unto them also. Gen.17. that was confirmed before of God 7. And I will establish my covenant in Chrift, the law which was fout between me and thçe, and thy feed hundred and thirty years after can after thee, in their generations, for not disannul,that it should make the an everlasting covenant ; to be a promise of none effe&t. God unto thee, and to thy seed after Rom. 15. 8. Now I say, That thee. V. 10. [ See below in letter f. ] Jesus Christ was a minister of the
Matth. 28. 19. Go ye therefore circumcision for the truth of God, and teach all nations, baptizing to confirm the promises made unto them in the name of the Father, and the fathers. Exod. 12. 48. And of the Son, and of the holy Ghost. when a stranger shall sojourn with I Cor. 11. 23. Eor I have received thec, and will keep the paflover ro of the Lord, that which also I deli- the Lord, let all his males be cirvered unto you,That the Lord Jesus, cumcised, and then let him como the same night in which he was be- near and keep it; and he shall be as trayed, took bread,
one that is born in theland: for do 1 Cor. 10. 16. The cup of blef- uncircumcised person shall eat there Ging which we bless,is it not the com- of. Gen. 34. 14. And they said unto munion of the blood of Christ ? the them, We cannot do this thing, to bread which we break, is it not the give our sister to one that is uncircommunion of the body of Christ? cumcised: for that were a reproach I Cor. II. 25. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had e Rom. 6. 3. Know ye not, that fupped, saying, This cup is the new so many of us as were baptized into zetament in my blood : this do ye, Jesus Christ, were baptized into his as oft as ye drink it,in reniembrance
II. There is in every Sacrament a fpiritual Relation, or sacramental Union, between the Sign and he Thing signified; whence it comes to pals, that he Names and Effects of the one, are attributed to he other f.
III. The Grace which is exhibited in or by the acraments rightly used, is not conferred by any ower in them ; neither doth the Efficacy of a Satament, depend upon the Piety or Intention of im that doth administer it ? : but upon the Work of the Spirit"; and the Word of Institution, which pntains, together with a Precept authorizingthe Use hereof, a Promise of Benefit to worthy Receivers i.
IV. There kath! v. 4. Therefore we are bu- But he is a Jew, which is one sed with him by baptifm into death: inwardly; and circumcision is that hat like as Christ was raised up from of the heart, in the spirit, and not the dead by the glory of the Father, in the letter, whose praise is not yen fo we also thould walk in news of men, but of God.
I Pet. 3.21. tess of life. 1.Cor.10.16. [ See in the let- The like figure whereunto, even # 730.21. Ye cannot drink the cup baptism,doth also now save us, (noc fthe Lord, and the cup of devils: ye the putting away of the filth
of the annot be partakers of the Lords Aesh, but the answer of a good conable, and of the table of devils. science towards God) by the resur
D." Gen. 17. 10. This is my cove-. reation of Jesus Chrift.
h Mat. 3.11. I indeed baptize you me and you, and thy feed after thee; with water unto repentance; but he every man-child among you shall that cometh after me, is mightier be circumcised. Mat.26.27. And he than I, whose shoes I am not worthy cook the cup, and gave thanks, and to bear: he shall baptize you with Bave it to them, faying, Drink ye the holy Ghost, and with fire. I Cor. illofit
. v.28. For this is my blood 12. 13. For by one Spirit are we all of the new teftament, which is shed baptized into one body, whether for many for the remiffion of lins. we be Jews or Gentiles, whether
we Theiss. Not by works of righteouf be bond or free; and have been all ness, which we have done, but ac- made to drink into one Spirit.
to his mercy he saved us by i Mat. 26. 27,28. [ See in letter f. ] the walhing of regeneration, and Mat. 28. 19. (See in letter b.} v. 20. renewing of the holy Ghoft.
Teaching them to observe all things III
. Rom. 2. 28. For he is not whatsoever I have commanded you:
w, which is one outwardly; and lo, I am with you alway even seither is that circumcision, which unto the end of the world. Amen.
is eurward in the Aeth : 7.29.
IV. k Mat.
IV. There be only Two Sacraments ordained by Christ our Lord in the Gospel, that is to say, Baptism and the Supper of the Lord : Neither of which may be dispensed by any, but by a Minister of the Word lawfully ordained k. : V. The Sacraments of the Old Testament, in regard of the spiritual Things thereby signified and exhibited, were for Substance the same with those of the New i.
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ment, ordained by Jesus Christ“, not only for the solemn Admission of the Party baptized in to the visible Church; but also to be unto him a Sign and Seal of the Covenant of Grace, of his
inIV. k Mat, 28. 19: Goye there- all baptized unto Moses in the fore and teach all nations, baptizing cloud, and in the sea ; v. 3. And them in the'name of the Father, and did all eat the same spiritual meat of the Son, and ofthe holy Ghost. v. 4. And did all drink the same 1 Cor. 11. 20. When ye come toge- fpiritual drink: (for they drank of ther therefore into one place, this that fpiritual' Rock that followed is not to eat the Lords supper. v. 23. them: and that Rock was Chrift. for I have received of the Lord, that I. & Mat. 28.19. (See in letter ka which alfo I delivered unto you, that chapter foregoing. ) the. Lord Jesus the same night in 1 Cor. 12. 13. For by one Spirit which he was betrayed, took bread. are we all baptized into one body, 1 Cor. 4. 1. Let a man so account of whether we be Jews or Gentiles
, us, as of the ministers of Christ, whether we be bond or free ; and and ftewards of the mysteries of have been all made to drink into God. Heb. s. 4. And no man taketh one Spirit. this honqur, unto himself, but he Rom. 4. 116And he received the ihár is called of God, as was Aaron. sign or circumcision, a seal of the
I Cor. 1o. I. Moreover, bre- righteousness of the faith, which the ihren, I would not that ye should had yet being uncircumcised : tha be ignorant, how that all our fathers he might be the father of all them were under the cloud, and all passed that believe, though they be not cir through the sea ; v. 2. And were
ingrafting into Christ 1, of Regeneration, of Res misfion of Sins f, and of his giving up unto God through Jesus Christ to walk in Newness of Life 8. Which Sacrament is by Christ's own Appointment to be continued in his Church until the End of the World
II. The outward Element to be used in this Sacrament is Water, wherewith the Party is to be baptized in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, by a Minister of the Gofpel lawfully called thereunto : III. Dipping of the Person into the Water is not
cumeised : that righteousness might so many of us as were baptized into be imputed unto them also. With Jesus Chrift, were baptized into his Col. 2. 11. In whom also ye are cir- death?' 0.4. Therefore we are bu cumçised with the circumcision ried with him by baptifm into death: made without hands, in putting off that like as Christ was raised up from the body of the fins of the Aesh, the dead, by the glory of the Father,
y the circumcision of Christ : v.12. even so we also should walk in new Buried with him in baptism, where- ness of life. in also ye are rifen with him through h Matth. 28. 19. (See in letter to the faith of the operation of God, foregoing chapter ] v. 20. Teaching who hath raised him from the them to observe all things whatsoes
ver I have commanded you: and lo, Gal. 3. 27, For as many of you I am with you alway, even unto the as have been baptized into Chrift, end of the world. Åmen.
put on Chrift. Rom. 6. 5. For II. · Mat. 3. 11. I indeed baptize if we have been planted together in you with water unto repentance ; the likeness of his death: we shall but he that cometh after me, is be also in the likeness of his resur- mightier than I, whose shoes I'am
not worthy to bear : he shall bap* Tit. 3. S. Not by works of righ- tize you with the holy Ghost, and teousness which we have done, but with fire. John 1. 33. And I knew according to his mercy he saved us him nor : but he that sent me to by the
washing of regeneration, and baptize with water, the fame faid renewing of the holy Ghost. unto me, Upon whom thou shalt
Mark 1. 4. John did baptize see the Spirit descending, and rein the wilderness, and preach the maining on him, the same is he baptism of repentance, for the re- which baptizeth with the holy
Ghoft. Mat.28.19. [See letter k foreo • Rom. 6. 3. Know ye not, that going chapter.] v.20. [Sce in letterk.)
III. k Hobi
mission of fins.