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CHAP. XI.
Concerning Baptism, and Bread and

Wine.

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Quest.--HOW many baptisms are there? Eph. A. One Lord, one faith, one baptism.

ne faith one hanrifin. 4. 5. Q. What is this baptism?

A. The like figure, whereunto even 1 Pet. baptism doth now save us, (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience towards God) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities, and powers, being made subject unto him.

Q. What faith John the Baptist of Christ's baptifm? How distinguisheth he it from his ?

A. I indeed baptize you with water unto Mat. repentance; but he that cometh after me, 3.11. is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear, he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.

Q. Doth not Christ fo distinguish it also ?

À. And being assembled together with Ads r. them, commanded them that they should " so not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, faith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly bap. tized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost, not many days hence.

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Q. Doth nof the apostle Peter also observe

this. ? .. A As 11. A. And as į began to speak, the Holy 15,10. Ghost fell on themi, as on us at the begin

ning. Then remenbered I the word of the Lord, how that he faid, John indeed baptized with water ; bur ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghoft.

Q. Then it seems Jolin's baptism must pass away, that Christ's may take place ; becaufe

John must decrease, that Christ may increase. John A. He must increase, but I muft decreafe.

Q. I perceive then many may be sprinkled with, and dipped and baptized in, water, and get not truly baptized with the baptism of Chrift: What are the real effects in such

a's are truly baptized with the baptism of :: Christ? Rom. A. Know ye not, that so many of us as 6. 3, 4. were baptized into Jesus Christ, were bap

tized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptísın into death, that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even fo

we also should walk in newness of life. Gal. For as many of you as have been bap

17. tized into Christ, have put on Christ. Col. Buried with him in baptism, wherein

also ye are riien with him, through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

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Q. I perceive there was a baptism of water, which was John's baptism, and is therefore by John himself contra-distinguished from , Christ's: Was ibere not likewise something of the like nature appointed by Christ to his difciples, of eating bread, and drinking wine, in remembrance of him?

A. For I have received of the Lord, - Cor. that which also I delivered unto you, that 24; 25: the Lord Jesus, the same night in, which he was betrayed, took bread; and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat; this is my body which is broken for you; this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the New Testament in my blood; this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. .

Q. How long was this to continue ?

A. For as often as ye eat this bread, 1 Cor. and drink this cup, ye do thew the Lord's 11. 26. death till he come.

Q. Did Christ promise to come again to his disciples ?

A. I will not leave you comfortless ; I John will come to you. Jesus answered and said 23: “. unto him, If a man love me, he will keep smy words, and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

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2. Was this an inward coming? John Ă. At that day ye shall know that I am 14. 20. in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

Q. But it would seemi, this was even practised by the church of Corinth after Christ was come inwardly : Was it so, that there were certain appointments positively commanded, yea, and zealously and conscientiously practised by the saints of old, which were not of perpetual continuance, nor yet now needful to be

practised in the church John 13, A. If then your Lord and Master have Si washed your feet, ye also ought to wash

one another's feet, For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have

done to you. . Ads 15. For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost 28, 29.

and to us, to lay upon you no greater burthen than these necessary things; that ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication ; from which, if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well: fare ye well.

Is any man sick among you ? Let him 3. 14. call for the elders of the church, and let

them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. .

. These commands are no less positive than the other ; yea, fome of them are asserted as the very sense of the Holy Ghoft, as no less

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necessary than abstaining from fornication, and
yet the generality of Protestants have laid
them aside, as not of perpetual continuance. .
But what otber fcriptures are there to fhezu
that it is not necessary, that of bread and wipe
to continue ? "

A. For the kingdom of God is not meat Rom. and drink; but righteousness, and peace, 14.17 and joy, in the Holy Ghost.. Let no man therefore judge you in meat Col. 2.

16. 20, sor in drink, or in respect of a holy day, or to 22." of the new moon, or of the fabbath days. Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from -the rudiments of the world; why, as

though living in the world, are ye subject to, ordinances, (Touch not, taste not, handle not: which all are,to perish with the .nfing) after the commandments agd doctrines of men ? ..

Q. Ebefe fcriptures are very plain, and say @s much for the aboliyhing of Ibis, as to any a neceffity, as sought can be alledged for the former : buta.what is the bread then, zehereWith the faints are to be nouribed? .

A.' Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, John 6. verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not 32 to 35. that bread from heaven ;/ but, my Father .giveth yqu, the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is be which cometh: down from heaven, and giveth life unto s she world. Then said they unto him,

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