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IV. There be only two facraments ordained by Christ our Lord in the gospel, that is to say, baptism and the fupper of the Lord: neither of which may be dispensed by any, but by a minifter of the word, lawfully ordained".

V. The facraments of the Old Testament, in regard of the spiritual things thereby fignified and exhibited, were, for substance, the same with those of the New

letter f. Mat. 28. 19. See in that is called of God, as was letter b, verse: 20. Teaching Aaron. them to observe all things V. 1 1 Cor. 10. 1, 2, 3, 4. whatfnever I have commanded Moreover, brethren, I would you: and lo, I am with you not that ye should be ignorant, alway, even to the end of the how that all our fathers were world. Amen,

under the cloud, and all pafIV. k Mat. 28. 19. Go ye fed through the sea ;-and therefore and teach all nations, were all baptized unto Moses baptizing them in the name of in the cloud and in the fea:the Father, and of the Son, And did all eat the same spiand of the Holy Ghost. Cor. ritual meat ;--and did all 11. 20, 23. When ye come drink the same fpiritual drink; together therefore into one (for they drank of that fpiplace, this is not to cat the ritual rock that followed thcar Lord's Supper.- For have and that rock was Christ.) received of the Lord Jesus, that I Cor. 5. 7, 8. Purge out which also I delivered unto therefore the oid leaven, that you,

that the Lord Jesus, the ye may be a new lump, as ye fame night in which he was unleavened. For even betrayed took bread. I Cor. Christ our pafsover is facrificed 4. I.

Let a man fo account of for us. Therefore let us keep us, as of the minilters of the feast, not with old leaven, Chrift, and stewards of the neither with the leaven of mysteries of God. Heb. 5. malice and wickedness; but

And no man takerh this with the unleavened bread of honour unto himself, but he fincerity and truth.

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CH A P. XXVIII.

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APTISM is a facrament of the New Testa

ment, ordained by Jesus Chrifto, not only for the folemn admission of the party baptized into the visible church', but also to be unto him a sign and seal of the covenant of grace', of his ingrafting into Chrift", of regeneration, of remillion of fins', and of his giving up unto God,

1. a Mat. 28. 19. Go ye are circumcised with the cirtherefore and teach all nations cumcision made without hands, baptizing them in the name of in putting off the body of the the Father, and of the Son, fins of the flesh, by the cir. and of the Holy Ghoft. Mat. cumcision of Chrift:---Buried 16. 16.

with him in baptism, wherein bi Cor. 12. 13. For by one also ye are riten with him, Spirit are we all baptized into through the faith of the operone body, whether we be Jews ation of God, who hath raised or Gentiles, whether we be him from the dead. bond or free; and have been d. Gal. 3. 17. For as many all made to drink into one Spi- of you as have been baptized rit. Gal. 3. 27, 28.

iuto Christ, have put c Rom. 4. II. And he re Chrift. Rom. 6. 5. For if we ceived the sign of circumcision, have been planted together in a feal of the righteousness of the likeness of his death; we faith, which he had yet being shall be also in the likeness of uncircumcised; that he might his refurrection. be the father of all them that e Tit. 3. 5. He saved us liy believe, though they be not the washing of regeneration, circumcised: that righteous- and renewing of the Holy ness might be imputed unto

Ghoft. them also. Compared with Col. fA&s 2. 38. Peter said, Re2. I1, 12. In whom also ye pent and be baptized every one

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shrough Jesus Christ, to walk in newness of life": which facrament is, by Christ's own appointment, to be continued in his church until the end of the world'.

II. The outward element to be used in this facrament is water, wherewith the party is to be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft, by a minister of the gospel, lawfully called thereunto'.

III. Dipping of the person into the water is not necessary; but baptism is rightly administered by pouring, or sprinkling water, upon the person.

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you in the name of Jesus man forbid water that these Christ, for the remission of should not be baptized, which fins. Mark 1. 4. Acts 22. have received the Holy Ghost. 16.

Acts 8. 36, 38. And as they g Rom. 6. 3, 4. Know ye went on their way, they came out, that so many of us as unto a certain water : and the were baptized into Jesus Christ eunuch said, See here is water : were baptized into his death? what doth hinder me to be bapTherefore we are buried with tized? And he commanded the bim by baptism into death : chariot to stand fill: and they that like as Christ was raised went down both into the water, up from the dead by the glory both Philip and the eunuch; of the Father, even so we and he baptized him. Mat. 28. also should walk in newness of 19. Go ye therefore and teach lise,

all nations, baptizing them in h Mat. 28. 19, 20, · Go ye the nime of the Father, and of therefore and teach all nations the son, and of the Holy baptizing them in the name Ghost. of the Father, and of the Son, III. k Ads 2. 41. Then they and of the Holy Gholt;-te.ch. that glacly received his word, ing them to observe all things were baptized; and the same whatsoever I have commanded day there were added unte you, and lo, tant with you them about three thousand souls. always, even unito the end of the Acts 16. 33. And he took world.

them the fame hodr of the 11. i Ads 10. 47. Can any night, and washed pheir Aripeko

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IV. Not only those that do actually profefs: 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 fin to contemn cr neglect this ordinance", yet grace and falvation

and was baptized, he and all blelled with faithful Abraham. bis Atraightway. Mark 7. 4. That the blessing of Abrahami And wben tvey come from the might come on the Gentiles market, except they wush, (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. 11, 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 brasen vessels, and tables. rightcousness of the faith Heb. 9. 10, 19, 20, 21. which be bad yet being uncir.

IV. | Mark 16. 15, 16. cumcised : that he might be And he faid unto them, Go ye the father of all them that into all the world, and preach believe, though they be not the gospel to every creature. circumcised; that righteoufHe that believeth and is bap. ness might be imputed unto tized, shall be saved. Acts them alfo : And the father 8. 37. And Philip said, If of circumcision to them who thou believest with all thine not of the circumcifion heart, thou mayest. And he only, but who also walk in the answered and said, I believe feps of that faith, of our fathat Jesus Chrilt is the Son of ther Abraham, which be' bad 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 chee, and thy feed after the remillion of fins, and ye thee, in their generations for fhall receive the gift of the an everlafing 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 lhall cail. 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 faved 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 administered! ; yet notwithstanding, by the right use of this ordinance the grace promised is not only offered, but really exhibited and conferred by the Holy Ghott, 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".

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household vere haptized. Verle might be the father of all them 33. The Goaler and all his that believe, though they be were baptized. 1 Cor. 7. 14. nat circumcised ; that righteousMat. 28. 19. Mark 10. 13, 14, rcfs might be imputed uuto 15, 16. Luke 18. 15.

them also. Acts 1o, 2, 4, 22, Vin Luke 9. 30. But the 31, 45, 47. Phariseez and lawyers rejected p Ads 8. 13, 23.

Then the counsel of God agaiuta Simon himself believed also : themselves, being not bap. and when he was baptized, he rized of him. Exod. 4. 24, continued with l'hilip, and 25, 26. And it came to pass wondered, beholding the miby the way in the in:1, that racles and signs which were the Lord met him, and fought done.For I parceive that to kill him. Then Zipporah thou art in the gall of bittertook a sharp stone, and cut off nels, and in the boud of inithe foreikin of her son, and quity. cast it at his feet, and said, VI. 9 John 3. 5, 8. Verily, Surely a bloody husband art verily, I say unto chee, Excepo thou to me.

So he let him a nian be born of water, and go: then she said A bloody of the Spirit, he cannot enter husband 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 received the sign of circumci- found thereof, but canst not fion, a seal of the righteousness tell whence it cometh, and of the faitli, which he had yet whither it goeth ; so is every being uncircuncifcd : that he one that is born of the Spirit.

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