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image; yet nothing below the discoveries, convićtions, and effectual operations of the Eternal Spirit, can give man the certain knowledge of God, nor that daily ability by which alone he may be enabled to obey i him. o Pag. 16, 17, 18. But he opposeth to us Miracles | ‘ and reason ; infinuating that we have no more of th: * last than the first, and therefore not to be believed." To the first, I say, Pretend to no other r | than what was prof: 4.i. and therefore need to confirm that whic

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“ be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days “ hence: then go ye and teach all nations, baptizing “ them in (or rather into) the name of the Father, Son, “ and Holy Ghost: , and lo, I am with you always “ unto the end of the world.” Nor is this incredible, when we consider, that without their so baptizing, it had been utterly impossible for them to have “ turned them from darkness to light, and from the “ power of Satan unto God.” And doubtless they might as well baptize with the Holy Ghost, as “ re“ concile by the Word: for where the one was, the “ power of the other could not be wanting. For the third scripture, though water be mentioned, yet what water? will be the question. That it is not meant of outward water, I offer several reasons. I. To be born of water and of the Spirit, is no more than to be born of water, or of the Spirit, xxi being here explicative: for were it otherwise, and that by water were understood external water, this absurdity would inevitably follow, that the soul of man, which is spiritual and internal, could in part be regenerated by water external and elementary; but this place is excellently unfolded, by that notable passage of the apostle Paul in his epistle to Titus, chap. iii. 5. “Not by works “ of righteousness which we have done, but accord“ing to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of “ regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;” where we not only have “the washing of regeneration,” to parallel “being born again of water,” (which, say we, must be as spiritual as the new birth it produceth) but also “the renewing of the Holy Ghost,” to answer “being born again of the Spirit:” that as the washing of regeneration, or renewing of the Holy Ghost, are synonymous, or expressions to the same purpose; so being born again of water, or being born again of the Spirit, are equivalent. But if our adversary will have this water to be material, in honour of his baptism, let him never refuse the like liberty to us in construćtion of that great Water-baptist's own words: “But he shall baptize - “ you

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