A Prize Dissertation on the Doctrine of Faith in the Holy Trinity

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ... These passages, I consider, are sufficient to shew, that, in the judgment of the Antenicenes, the proper effect of baptism, is to make the body the temple of an undivided consubstantial Trinity--Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. I shall now cite a few passages in proof of the second position, namely, that the Antenicenes judged that the baptism which does not make the body the temple of a consubstantial Trinity can confer no benefit whatever upon the recipient. St. Cyprian1 argues against the validity of heretical baptism in the following manner: --"Ifa man could be baptised by heretics he might also obtain remission of sins. If he obtained re though much the same in sense: "Tji imtpiyfovn iavrov rij OeiOtriri Ttjq Swafitiae Twv Ttjq irpooKvvrrrs TpiaSoe iiriKkriaiwv early ri apKrfiatwv 0W apxfi Kal ttriyij."--Origen Comm. in John, p. 124. Ed. Heut. 1 It might perhaps be objected against the citations which I have made from St. Cyprian, that his opinions respecting the admission of persons who had received heretical baptism into the Church, were not universally allowed by the other Bishops. But such an objection can carry no weight at all with the present argument, for the disputes which then agitated the African churches bear no resemblance whatever to the present point in question. The point in question is, " whether the baptism which does not make the body the temple of an undivided consubstantial Trinity can make the body the temple of God." This question St. Cyprian determines in the negative, and it is impossible to produce a single Father who has differed from him on this matter. mission of sins, and was sanctified and made the temple of God; I ask of what God? If you say of the Creator, I answer, that he who believed not in Him, ...

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