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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

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my body which is broken for And almost all things are by you: this do in remembrance the law purged with blood; of.me.--After 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.

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

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

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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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ment by a priest or any other, alone"; as likewise the denial of the cup to the people"; worshipping the elements, the lifting them up, or carrying them about for adoration, and the reserving them for any pretended religious use; are all contrary to the nature of this facrament, and to the institution of Christ.

V. The outward elements, in this sacrament, duly set apart to the uses ordained by Christ, have such relation to him crucified, as that truly, yet facramentally only, they are sometimes called by the name of the things they represent, to wit, the body and blood of Christ'; albeit, in substance and nature, they still remain truly, and only, bread and wine, as they were before!

VI. That doctrine which maintains a change of the substance of bread and wine, into the sub

IV. g h Because there is not disciples, and faid, Take, eat; the least appearance of a war- this is my body. And he took rant for any of these things, the cup, and gave thanks, either in precept or example, and gave it to them, saying, in any part of the word of Drink ye all of it: For this God.' See all the places in is ny blood of the New Testawhich the ordinance is men. ment which is shed for many tioned-he most important of for the remission of sins. which aro cited above.

la Cor. 11. 26, 27. For as i Mat. 15. 9. But in vain often as ye eat this bread and they do worship me, teaching drink this cup, ye do Thewfor doctrines the command: the Lord's death ill he come. ments of men.

Wherefore, whofoever shall V. k Mat. 26. 26, 27, 28. eat this bread, and drink this And as they were cating Jesus cup of the Lord unworthily, took bread, and blessed

it, and fhall be guilty of the body and brake it, and gave it to the blood of the Lord.

ftance of Chrill's body and blood (commonly callesi transubstantiation) by consecration of a priest, or by any other way, is repugnant, not to scripture alone, but even tu common sense and reafon; overthroweth the nature of the facrament; and hath been, and is the cause of manifold fuperstitions, yea, of gross idolatries",

VII. Worthy receivers, outwardly partaking of the viGble clements in this facrament", do then. also inwardly by faith, really and indeed, yet not carnally and corporally, but fpiritually, receive and feed upon Christ crucified, and all benefits of his death: the body and blood of Christ being then not corporally or carnally in, with, or under the bread and wine; yet as really, but spiritually, present to the faith of believers in that ordinance, as the elements themselves are, to their outward fenfes..

VI. m Ads 3. 21. Whom lilee, Behold my hands and the heaven must receive, on my feet, that it is 1 myself: til the times of reftitution of handle me, and fee, for a all thing which God hath fpirit hath not Ach and bones, fpaken by the mouth of all his as ye fee me have. holy prophets, since the world VII. n I Cor. 11. 28.. But began. 1 Cor. 11, 24, 25. let a man examine himself, and 'This do in remembrance of me: fo let him eat of that bread, s, This do ye, as ofe, as ye and drink of that cup. I Cor. drink it in remembrance of 5. 7, 8. me. For as often as ye eat o i Cor. 10. 16. The tap this bread, and drink this cup, of blefling which we bless, is ye do fhew the Lord's death it not the communion of the till he come. Luke 24, 6, 39. blood of Christ? The bread He is not here, but is risen: which we break, is it not the Remember how he fpake unto communion of the body of you when he was yet in Ga- Chrif ? 1 Cor. 1O. 3, 4

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