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IV. Not only those that do actually profess Faith in and Obedience, unto Christ', but also the Infants of one or both believing Parents, are to be baptized".

V. AlIII. Heb. 9. 10, 19, 20, 21, with faithful Abraham, v. 14. That 22. A&ts 2.41. Then they that glad- the blessing of Abraham might ly received his word, were baptized: come on the Gentiles, through Je and the same day there were added sus Christ ; that we might receive the untothem about three thousand Souls. promise of the Spirit through faith. Afts 16. 33. And he took them the And Col. 2. 11. In whom also ye fame hour of the night, and washed are circumcised with the circumcitheir fripes; and was baptized, he fion made without hands, in putting and all his, straightway. Mark7.4. off the body of the sins of the fieth, And when they come from the mar- by the circumcision of Chrift: 0.12. ket, except they wash, they eat not. Buried with him in baptism, wherein And many other things there be, also ye are risen with him through which they have received to hold, as the faith of the operation of God, the

washing of cups and pots, brazen who hath raised him from the dead. vefsels, and of tables.

And Ats 2. 38. Then Peter said unIV, 1 Mark. 16. 15. And he said to them, Repent, and be baptized unto them,Go ye into all the world, every one of you in the name of and preach ye the gospel to every Jesus Christ, for the remission of creature. v. 16. Hethat believeth lins, and ye shall receive the gift of and is baptized, shall be saved; but the holy Ghost. v. 39. For the prohe that believeth not, shall be dam- mise is unto you, and to your chilned. Acts 8. 37. And Philip said, dren, and to all that are afar off, If thou believest with all thine heart, even as many as the Lord our God thou mayest. And he answered and shall call. And Rom. 4. 11. And said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the he received the sign of circumcision, Son of God.

V. 38. And he com- a seal of the righteousness of the manded the chariot to stand still: faith, which he had yet being uncir. and they went down both into the cumcised: that he might be the fa. water, both Philip and the eunuch; ther of all them that believe, though and he baptized him.

they be not circumcised ; that righm Gen. 17.7. And I will establish teousness might be imputed unto my covenant between me and thee, them also: v, 12. And the father and thy feed after thee, in their ge- of circumcision to them,who are not nerations, for an everlasting cove- of the circuncifion only, but also nant; to be a God unto thee, and walk in the steps of that faith of our to thy seed after thce. v. 9. And father Abraham, which he had being God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt yet uncircumcised. I Cor. 7. 14. For keep my covenant therefore, thou, the unbelieving husband is fan&ifiand thy feed after thee, in their ge- ed by the wife, and the unbelieving nerations. With Gal. 3. 9. So then wife is fanctified by the husband they which be of faith, are bleked

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V. Although it be a great Sin to contemn or neleat this Ordinance“, yet Grace and Salvation are ot fo inseparably annexed unto it, as that no Person an be regenerated or saved without it', or that "I that are baptized are undoubtedly regene- v ited P. VI. The Efficacy of Baptism is not tied to that {oment of Time wherein it is administred 9; yet otwithstanding by the right Use of this Ordinance, le Grace promised is not only offered, but really xhibited and conferred by the Holy Ghost, to such whether of Age or Infants) as that Grace belong

eth ćwere your children unclean : but in the inn, that the Lord met himi, w they are holy. Mat. 28. 19. Go and sought to kill him. v. 25. Then therefore and teach all nations, Zipporah took a sharp stone, and ptizing them in the name of the cut off the fore-skin of her son, and ther, and of the Son, and of the cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a ly Ghoft, Mark 10. 13. And bloody husband art thou to me. ty brought young children to him, v. 26. So he let him go: then she ut he should touch them; and his faid, A bloody husband thou art, be+ ciples rebuked those that brought cause of the circumcifion. 1. v. 14. But when Jesus saw it, Rom. 4. 11. [See in letter m.] was much displeased, and said Afts 10. 2, 4, 22, 31, 45. 47., to them, Suffer the little children P AEts 8. 13. Then Simon himcome unto me, and forbid them self believed also: and when he was #: for of such is the kingdom of baptized, he continued with Philip, od. v. Is. Verily I say unto you, and wondred, beholding the mirahosoever shall not receive the cles and signs which were done. agdom of God as a little child, he v. 23. For I perceive that thou art in all not enter therein. v. 16. And the gall of bitterness, and in the took them up in his arms, put his bond of iniquity. nds upon them, and blessed them. VI. 9 John 3. s.

Jesus answered, oke 18.15. And they brought unto Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Exin also infants that he would touch cept a man' be born of water and em: but when his disciples saw it, of the spirit, he cannot enter inicy rebuked them.

to the kingdom of God. v. 8. The V. • Luke 7. 30. But the Phari- wind bloweth where it listech, and, es and lawyers rejected the counsel thou hearest the found thereof, f God against themselves, being but canst not tell whence it cometh, otbaptized of him. With Exod. 4. and whither it goeth : so is every 4. And it came to pass by the way ouc that is born of the Spirit.

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Of the Lord's Supper.
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betrayed, instituted the Sacrament of his Bo dy and Blood, called the Lord's Supper, to be ob ferved in his Church unto the End of the World for the perpetual Remembrance of the Sacrifice o himself in his Death, the sealing all Benefits therco unto true Believers, their spiritual Nourishment an Growth in him, their farther Engagement in and of all Duties which they owe unto him; and to be Bond and Pledge of their Communion with him and with each other, as Members of his mystic Body?

ILI + Gal. 3. 27. For as many of you, they that gladly received his word as have been baptized into Christ, were baptized : and the same da have put on Christ. Tit. 3.5. Not there were added unto them abos by works of righteousness which we three thousand fouls. have done, but according to his VII. I.Tit. 3.5. [ See in letter".) mercy, he saved us by the washing I. a I Cor. 11. 23. For I haver of regeneration, and renewing of ceived of the Lord, that which also the holy Ghost. Eph. 5.25. Hus- delivered unto you, that the Lord bands, love your wives, even as Jesus the same night in which he wa Christ also loved the church, and betrayed, took bread : v. 24. Ad gave himself for it ; v. 26. That when he had given thanks, he brak he might fan&tify and cleanse it it, and faid, Take, eat; this is my with the washing of water by the body which is broken for you: this word. Alls 2. 38. Then Peter said do in remembrance of me, 0,28 unto them, Repent, and be bapti- After the same manner also keind zed every one of you in the name the cup, when he had supped, far of Jesus Christ, for the remission ing, This cup is the new testament of lins, and ye shall receive the in my blood: this do ye as oft gift of the holy Ghost. v.41. Then

toII. In this Sacrament Christ is not offered up to

his Father, nor any real-Sacrifice made at all for Remission of Sins of the Quick or Deadb; but only a Commemoration of that One Ofering up of himself, by himself upon the Cross once for all;and a fpiritual Oblation of all possible Praise unto God for the same c : So that the Popish Sacrifice of the Mass, as they call it, is most abominably injurious to Christ's One only Sacrifice, the alone Propitiation for all the Sins of the Elec d.

III. The lige drink it; in remembrance of me. hath he appeared to put away fin

. 26. For as often as ye cat this by the facrifice of himself. v. 28. brcád, and drink this cup, ye do so Christ was once offered to bear, Othew the Lords death till he come. 'the sins of many; and unto those

. Cor. 10. 16. The cup of blessing that look for him shall he appear which we bless, is it not the com- the second time, without fin, unmunion of the blood of Chrift: to falvation. The bread which we break, is it nog 6. 1 Cor. 117 24, 25, 26. [ See them the communion of the body of in letter 1. ] Mat. 26, 26. And as they Chrift: v. 17. For we being many were eating, Jesus took bread, and are one bread, and one body: for blessed it, and brake it, and gave it We are all partakers of that one to the disciples, and said, Take, bread. v. 21. Ye cannot drink the eat; this is my body. u. 27. And cup of the Lord, and the cup of de- he took the cup, and gave thanks, vils: ye cannot be partakers of the and gave it to them, saying, Drink Lords table, and of the table of de ye all of it. vils

. I Cor. 12. 13. For by one Spi d. Heb. 7. 23. And they truly were pit are we all baptized into one bo- many priests, because they were not dy, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, fuffered to continue by reason of whether we be bond or free's and death: v.24. But this man because he have been all made to drink into continueth ever, hath an unchange

able priesthood. 0.27. Who necdo II, Heb. 9. 22. And almost all eth not daily, as those high priests, things are by the law purged with to offer up facrifice; firt for his own blood ; and without shedding of fins, and then for the peoples: for blood is no remiflion. v.25. Nor this he did once, when he offered up yet that he should offer himself of himself, Heb. 10. 11 And every ten, as the high priest entreth in- priest standeth daily miniftring, and to the holy place, every year with offering oftentimes the same facriblood of others : v. 26. (For then fices, which can never take away must he often have suffered since fins : v. 12. But this man after he the foundation of the world) but had offered one sacrifice for fins for "Now once in the end of the world

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III. The Lord Jesus hath in this Ordinance, appointed his Miniiters to declare his Word of Institution to the people, to pray, and bless the Elements of Bread and Wine, and thereby to set them apart from a common to an holy Use ; and to take and break the Bread, to take the Cup, and (they communicating also themselves ) to give both to the Communicantse; but to none who are not then present in the Congregation

f IV. Private Mafes,or receiving this Sacrament by a Priestor any other alones, as likewise the Denial of the Cup to the People", worshipping the Elcments, the listing them up or carrying them about for Adoration, and the reserving them for any pre

tendever sat down on the right hand of which is shed for you. With I Cor. God. v. 14. For by one offering 11.23,24,25,26. (See all in letter'. } he hath perfected for ever them that Acts 20, 7. And upon the firlit are san&ificd. v. 18. Now where day of the week, when the disciples remission of these is, there is no more came together to break bread; Paul offering for fin.

preached unto them, ready to depart III. e Mat, 26, 26, 27. [ See in on the morrow, and continued his letter C, 3.4,28For this is my blood speech until midnight. I Cor. II. of the new testament which is shed 20. When ye come together there. for many for the remision of sins, fore into onc place, this is not to eat And Mark 14: 22. And as they did the Lords supper. cat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, IV. & 1 Cor. 10. 6. Now these and brake it, and gave to them, and things were our examples, to the said, Take, cat: this is my body. intent we should not luft after evil v. 23. And he took the cup, and things, as they also lusted. when he had given thanks, he gave h Mark 14.23. [See in letter. ) 1 Cor. it to them: and they all drank of it. 11:25, 26. [ See lettera. ] v. 27 Wherev. 24. And he said unto them, This fore, whosoever Ihall eat this bread, is my blood of the new testament, and drink this cup of the Lord unwhich is shed for many. And Luke worthily, shall be guilty of the body 22.19. And he took bread and gave and blood of the Lord.' v. 28. But thanks, and brake it, and gave unto let a man examine himself, and so them, saying, This is my body which let him cat of that bread, and drink is given for you: this do in remem- ofthat cup. V, 29. For he that catbrance of me. v. 20. Likewise also eth and drinketh unworthily, eateth the cup after supper, saying, This cup and drinketh damnation to himself, is the new testament in my blood, not discerning the Lords body.

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