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II. All Saints are bound to maintain an holy fellowship and communion in the worship of God, and in performing such other spiritual fcrvices as tend to their mutual edification, e as also in relieving each other in outward things according to their several abilities, and necelties : which communion, though espe. cially to be exercised by them in the relations whorein they stand, whether in Families or Churches, f yet as God offereth opportunity, is to be extended unto all those who in every place call upon the name of the Lord Jesus 8 * Heb.17.24, 25. 895 2.42 46. Ifa. 2. 3. 1Cor 11.20. ' Epb. 6 2,4,5,9. & 5; 22, 6026. itim 5.8, Gal. 6 10. * ANS 2: 44, 45. 1 706.3 17 2 Cor 8. & 9 coapters Aals 11. 29, 30.
of the Sacraments, Icraments are holy Signs and Seals of the
Covenant of Grace, * immediately infticuced lay Chrift, b to reprefent him and his benefits and to confirm our interest in him, c amad folemnly to engage us to the service of God in Chrilt, according to his Word. d Rom. 4 Il. Gen. 17:7,10 6 Mat. 28.19. 1 Cor 1.23
1 Cor 10. 16.& 11,25,26. Rom. 6, 3, 4 i Cor, 10. 16, 21.
There is in every Sacrament a spiritual relation, or Sacramental union between the fign and the thing signified ; whence it comes to pafs that the names and effects of the one are attributed to che other. Gen, 17. 10. Mat. 26 27, 28. Tit. 3. 5.,
The grace which is exhibited in or by the Sacraments righcly used, is net conferred by any power in them, neither doth the efficacy of a Sacrament depend upon the piety or intention of him that doch administer it, but upon the work of the Spirit, and the word of Inftitution, which contains together with a precept authorizing the use thereol, a promise of benefit to worthy receivers - Rom. 2.28 29 '1 Pet. 3. 21. & Mat. 3.11. 1 Cor.12.13 Mat. 26. 27,28. and 28. 19, 29.
IV. There be only two Sacraments ordained by Christ our Lord in che Gospel, that is to say, Baptism and the Lord's Supper ; neicter of which may be dispenced by any but by a Minister of the word lawfully called Mar 28. 19 1 Cor. 11. 20, 23.& 4. 1. Heb 5. 4
V.' The Sacraments of the Old Testament, in regard of the spiritual chings thereby fignified an I exhibited, were for lubstance the lame with those of th new. * 1 Cor 10 1,2 3:4.
CHA P. XXIX.
A poism is a Sacrament of the New Testa
unto the party baptized a sign and Seal of the Covenant of Grace, of his ingratting jacq Chrift, ? of regeneration, ” of remission of fins, and of his giving up unto God through Jesus Christ to walk in newness of life if which Ordinance is by Christ's own appointment to be continued in his Church until the end of the World & * Mat. 28,19 Rom.4 11 W116 Col 2.11, 12 c Gal. 3. 27 Rom.6.5
Tit 35 e Mark 1. 4 f Rom.6. 3,4 % Mai 28. 19, 20
II. The ou'ward Element to be ufed in this Or dinance is Water, where with the party is to be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Sor, and of the holy Ghoft, by a Minister of the Gospel lawfully call d thereunto ) Mat.3 41 706, 1. 33 Mat. 28. 19, 20.
III. Dipping of the person into the Water is not necessary but Baptism is rightly administred by pouring or sprinkling water upon the person i Heb. 9. 10, 19 10 22 Asts 2. 41 16. 33 Mark 7. 4.
IV. Not only those that do actually profess Faith in, and Obedience unto Chrift, k buc also the Intants of one or both believing Parents are to be Baptized, and those only Mark 16 15,16 Els 8.37,38 Gen. 17.7,9 with Gal. 3. 9,14 & Col. 2.11 & Aits 2.38,39 & Rom. 4. 11,12 I Cor. 7. 14 Mat. 28..19 Mark 10. 13 to 16 Luke 18. 15 :
V. , Although it 'be a great sin to contemn or neglect this Ordinance, " yet grace and falvation are not lo inseparably annexed to it, as that no person can be regenerate or saved without it ; * or that all that are baptized are undoubtedly regenerated * Luke 7. 30 with Exod 4. 24, 25,26 * Rom. 4. II AELS IO, 2 4, 22, 31,45,47 · 483 9. 13, 23
VI. The Efficacy of Baptism is not tyed to that moment of time wherein it is adminiftred,
yet notwithstanding, by the right use of this Orlinance, the grace promised is not only offered, but really exhibited and conferred by the holy Gooit to fuch (whether of age or Infants) as that grace belong:ch unto, according to the counsel ofGod's owo Will in his appointed rim: P 796 3. 5, 8 . Gal. 3. 27 Tis 3. 5 Epb.5. 25, 2.6 A&s 2. 38. 41
VII. Baptism is but once to be administred to a ny perfon * Titus 3. 5
с НА Р. XXX. Of tbe Lord's Supper.
UR Lord Jesus in the night wherein he
was betrayed, iafticuted the Sacrament of ais Body and Blond called the Lord's Supper, to be observed in his Churches to the end of the World, for the perpetual remembrance, and shewing forth of the sacrifice of himself in his death, the tealing of all benefits thereof unto true Believers, their spiritual nourishment and growth in him, their further ingagement in and to all dutys which they owe unto him, and to be a bond and pledge of their commuDion with him and with each other. I Cor 11, 23,24,25,26 & 10.16, 17, 216 12. 13.