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IV. Not only those that do actually profef: faith in, and obedience unto Christ', but also the infants of one or both believing parents are to be baptized".

V. Although it be a great sin to contemner neglect this ordinance", yet grace and salvation

and was baptized, he and all blessed with faithful Abraham. his straightway. Mark 7. 4. That the blessing of Abrahanı And wben they come from the might come on the Gentiles market, except they wuh, (or through Jefus Chrift; that we be baptized) they eat not. might receive the promise of And many other things there the Spirit through faith. Col. be, which they have received 2. 11, 12. and Rom. 4. II, 12. to hold, as the washing (Greek And he received the sign of baptizing) of cups and pots, and circumcision, a seal of the of brafen vesseis, and tables. righteousness of the faith Heb. 9. 10, 19, 20, 21. which he bad yet being uncir.

IV. | Mark 16. 15, 16. cumcised: that he might he And he said unto them, Go ye the father of all them that into all the world, and preach believe, though they bc not the gospel to every creature. circumcised; that righteousHe that believeth and is bap. ness might be imputed unto tized, shall be saved. Ads them also: And the father 8. 37. And Philip faid, If of circumcision to them who thou believest with all thine are not of the circumcifion heart, thou mayest. And he only, but who also walk in the anfwered and faid, I believe feps of that faith, of our fathat Jesus Christ is the Son of ther Abraham, which be bac God.

being yet uncircumcised. Acts m Gen. 17, 7, 9. with Gal, 2. 38, 39. Repent, and be 3. 9, 14. And I will estab- baptized every one of you, in lish my covenant hetween me the name of Jesus Chrift, for and thee, and thy feed after the remillion of fins, and ye thee, in their generations for shall receive the gift of the an everlading covenant: to be Holy Ghoft. a God unto thee and to thy mise is unto you, and to your feed after thee. And God faid children, and to all that are unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep afar off, even as many as the my covenant therefore, thou, Lord our God shall call. Ads and thy feed after thee, and 16. 15. Lydia, whose heart their generations. So then the Lord touched, and her they which be of faith, are

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are not fo infeparably annexed unto it, as that no person can be regenerated or saved without it", or that all that are baptized are, undoubtedly, regnerated'.

VI. The efficacy of baptism is not tied to that moment of time wherein it is adminisered?; yet notwithstanding, by the right use of this ordinance the grace promised is not only offered, but really exhibited and conferred by the Holy Ghost, to fuch (whether of age or infants) as that grace belongeth unto, according to the counsel of God's own will, in his appointed time".

household were hap:ized. Verse might be the father of all them 33. The Goaler and all his that believe, though they be were baprized. 1 Cor. 7. 14. not circumcised ; that righteousMat. 28. 19. Mark 10. 13, 14, refs might he imputed unto 15, 16. I.uke 18. 19,

them allo. Acts 1o, 2, 4, 22, Vin Luke 7. 30. But the 31, 45, 47. Pharisees and lawyers rejected p Ads 8. 13, 23.

Then the counsel of God against Simon himself believed also : themselves, being not bap. and when he was baptized, hc tized of him. Exod. 4. 24, continued with Philip, and 25, 26. And it came to pass wondered, beholding tinc mi. by the way in the in:1, that racles and ligns which were the Lord met him, and fought done. For 1 perceive that to kill him. Then Zipporah thou art in the gall of bittertook a sharp stone, and cut off nefs, and in the boud of inithe foreikin of her son, and quity. cast it at his fect, and said, VI. 9 John 3. 5, 8. Verily. Surely a bloody hubband art verily, I say unto chee, Excepe

So he let him a nian be born of water, and go: then the said A bloody of the Spirit, he cannot enter huiband thou art, because of the into the kingdom of God. circumcision.

The wind bioweth where it o Ron. 4. II. And he lifterh, and thou hearest the Teceived the figa of circumci- found thercof, but canst not fion, a feal of the righteousness tell whence it cometh, and of the faithi, which he bad yet

whither goeth ; fo is every being uncircuncifcd : that he one that is born of the Spirit.

thou to me,

VI. The facrament of baptism is but once te be administered, to any person'.

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Of the Lord's Supper.

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UR Lord Jesus, in the night wherein hę

was betrayed, instituted the facrament of his body and blood, called the Lord's Supper, to be observed in his church, unto the end of the world, for the perpetual remembrance of the facrifice of himself in his death, the sealing all benefits thereof unto true believers, their spiritual nourishment and growth in him, their further engagement in, and to all duties which they owę unto him, and to be a bend and pledge of their communion with him, and with each other, as members of his mysical body“.

r Gal. 3. 27. For as many of and renewing of the Holy you as have been baptized into Ghost. Christ, have put on Christ. N. B. 'There is no command, Eph. 5. 25, 26. Christ allo and no adequate example, for loved the church, and gave the repetitiou of baptizm. himself for it. That he might I. a I Cor. 11, 23, 24, 25, fanctify and cleanse it with the 26. For I have received of washing of water by the word. the Lord, that whicli allo I Acts 2. 38, 41.

delivered unto you, That the VII, s Tit. 3. S. Not by Lord Jesus, the same night in works of righteousness which which he was betrayed took we have done, but according bread ,- and when he had to his mercy, he faved us, by given thanks, he brake it itic washing of regeneration, and said, Take, eat; this is

II. In this facrament Christ is not offered up to his Father, nor any real facrifice made at all for remission of fins of the quick or dead', but only a commemoration of that once offering up of himself, by himself, upon the cross, once for all, and a spiritual oblation of all possible praise unto God for the fame"; so that the Po


my body which is broken for And almost all things are by you: this do in remembrance the law purged with blood; the fame manand without ihedding of blood atr also he took the cup, when is no remiflion. Nor yet that when he had supped, saying, he fiould offer himself osten, I his cup is the New Tefta. as the high priest entereth inment in my blood: this do ye, to the holy place every year as oft as ye drink it, in remeni- with blood of others: (For brance of me. For as often then must he often have: fufe as ye eat this bread, and drink fercd since the foundation of this cup, se do fhew the the world) but now once in Lord's death till he

the end of the world hach he I. Cor, 10, 16, 17, 21. The appeared to put away fin by cup of blessing which we bless, the facrifice of himself, verse is it not the communion of the 88. So Christ was once offered blood of Chrift? The bread to bear the sins of many; and which we break, is it not the unto them that look for him, conimunion of the body of shall he. appear the fecond ; Chrift? For we beingö many, time without fin unto falvaare one bread, and one body; tion, for we are all partakers of thac *c Mat. 26, 26, 27.: And as one bread, Ye cannot drink they were eating, Jefus tooke the cup of the l.ord, and the bread, and blessed it, and cup of devils: ye cannot be brake it, and gave it to the partakers of the Lord's table, disciples, and faid, Take, eat; and of the table of devilso. i this is niy body. "And he took Cor. 12. 134 For by one Spi- the cupp- and gave thanks, rit are we all baptized into and gave it to them, faying: one body, whether we be Drink ye all of it. . Luke 22. Jews or Gentiles, whether. Iveco 19, 20.- And he took bread, Be bond or free; and have been and gave thanks, and brake it, all made to drink into one and gave unto them, saying, Spirit,

This is my body which is given 11. b Heb, go 32, 25, 26, for you: this do in zemema.

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pish sacrifice of the mass, as they call it, is most abominably injurious to Christ's one only facrifice, the alone propitiation for all the sins of the elect

III. The Lord Jesus hath, in this ordinance; appointed his ministers to declare his word of inftitution 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


and (they communicating also themselves,) to give both to the communicants'; but to none who are not then present in the congregation'.

IV. Private masses, or receiving this facra


brance of me. Likewise also the cd one sacrifice for sins, for ever cup after supper, saying, This sat down on the right hand of cup is the New Testament in God. For by one offering he my blood, which is shed for you. hath perfected for ever them

d Heb. 7. 23, 24, 27. And that are fanctified. Now where they truly were many priests, remission of these is, tbere is because they were not suffered no more offering for fin.

continue by reason of III. e See the institution. Mat. death: But this man, because 26. 26, 27, 28. Mark 14. 22, he continueth ever, hath an 23, 24. Luke 22. 19, 20. & unchangeable priesthood. I Cor, 11. 23, to 27. Who needeth not daily, as { Acts 20. 7. And upon the those high priests, to offer up first day of the week, when facrifice, firlt for his own fins the disciples came together to and then for the people's; for break bread, Paul preached this he did once, when he of- unto them, ready to depart fered up himself. Heb. on the morrow, and continued 11, 12, 14, 18. And every his speech until midnight. 1. priest standeth daily minister. Cor. 11. 20.' When ye come ing, and offering oftentimes together therefore into one the famc facrifices, which can place, this is not to eat the never take away fins: But Lord's supper, this man, after he had offer.


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