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A. No, they are past away, and the new come in their Room. Baptism takes place of Circumcision, Col. ii. II, 12. In whom also je are circumcised with the Circumcifion made without Hands, in putting off the Body of the Sins of the Fleh by the Circumcifion of Chrift: buried with him in Baptism, &c. And the Lord's Supper of the Passover, 1 Cor. v.7. Purge out Therefore the old Leaven, that ye may be a new Lump, as ye are unleavened, for even Cbrist our Pafover is sacrificed for us.
Q. 5. Of what Parts doth every Sacrament confitt?
A. Every Sacrament consists of two Parts, one external and earthly ; another internal and heavenly, or fpiritual. Bread, Wine and Water, are the external, Christ's Blood and Spirit the internal Parts, Rom. vi. 3. Know ye not that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his Deaih? 1 Cor. xi. 25.—This Cup is the New Tefta ment in my Blood, &c.
Q. 6. Wherein consists the Sacramental Union of these Paris?
It confifts by vertue of Christ's Institution in three Things, (1.) In apt Signification. (2.) Firm Obfignation. And (3.) Real Exhibition of the Blesings signified and sealed.
Q. 7. What are the Bleflings fignified by Water in Baptism?
A. It fignifies our Implantation into Chrift, and Communion with him in his Death and Resurrection, Rom. yi. 4. Therefore we are buried with him by Baptism into Death, that like as Christ was raised up from the Dead by the Glory of the Farher;
; oven fo we also foculd walk in Newnejs of Life. And our solemn Admission into the visible Church, Gal. iji. 26, 27, 28, 29. For ye are all the Children of God by Faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as bave been baptized into Cbrift, have put on Christ. There is neither Jesu, nor Greek
, there is neither Bord nor free, there is neither Male nor Female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Chrift's, then are ye Atraham's Seed, and Heirs according to the Promise
. Q. 8. What are the Blessings fignified by Bread and Wine ?
A. They fignify Christ's body and Blood, broken and foured out for us, with all the Blessings of Remission, Peace and Salvation purchased by his Blood, 1 Cor. x. 16, 17. The Cup of Bleffing which we lless, is it not the Communion of the
Blood' of Chrift? The Bread which we break, is it not the Communion of the Body of Christ ? For we being many, are one Bread, and one Bödy for we are all Partakers of that one Bread.
l. 9. Do the Sacraments seal, as well as signify these Things?
A. Yes, they do, Rom. iv. 11. And he received the Sign of Circumcifion, a Seal of the Righteousness of the Faith, &c. Their Ufe is to confirm God's Covenant with Believers.
Q. 10. Who are the proper Subjects of the Sacraments ?
A. Believers and their Seed are the Subjects of Baptisın, but adult Christians only of the Lord's Supper, Acts ii. 38, 39.—Repent and be baptized every one of you,
for the Promise is unto you, and to your Children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God Mall call, 1 Cor. xi. 28. Bat let a Man examine himself, and so let him eat of that Bread, and drink of th:at Cup.
Q. 11. What is the main Use and End of Sacraments ? - A. It is toʻratify and confirm God's Covenant with Believers, Rom. iv. 21. And' he receivid the Sign of Circumcifron, a. Seal of the Righteousness of the Faith, that he' had yet being uncircumcised, &c. 1 Cor. xi. 26. For as often as he eat this Bread, and drink this Cup, ye do faerw the Lord's Death till he comes
Q. 12. What is the first Inftraction from hence ?
A. Thật the Abuse of such holy and folemn mysteries, is a Sin of dreadfal Aggravation, and fach as God will punish, 1 Cor. xi. 27. Wherefore whosoever ball eat this Bread, and drink this Cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the. Body and Blood of the Lord.
Qi 13. What is the second Instruction ?
A. Hence we learn 'the tender Care and Love of Christ over the Church in instituting such useful and comfortable Ordinances for 'us.
Of the Number of Sacraments. Quest. 93.
HICH are the Sacraments of the New
Teftament? A. The Sacraments of the New Testament are Baptism, and the Lord's Supper.
Q: 1. How many Sacraments hath Christ appointed int the New Testamenti
A. Christ hath appointed two and no more, these being sufficient for our Initiation and Confirmation.
Q. 2. How many have the Papists added to them?
A. They have added five more, viz. Confirmation, Penance, Ordination, Marriage, and Extream Unction.
Q. 3. What is their Sacrament of Confirmation ?
A. It is the anointing of the Baptized with Chrism in the Forehead, with this form of Words, I fign tbee with the Sign of the Cross, and confirm thee with the Chrifin of Saluation, in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Q. 4. What is their Ground for this Practice
A. The Abuse of that Scripture, Heb. vi. 2. Doctrine of Baptisms, and laying on of Hands, &c. which by a figurative Speech, expresieth the whole standing Ministry in the Church by laying on of Hands.
Q. 5. What is their Sacrament of Penance ?
A. It is Repentance manifested by outward' Signs, to which the Word of Absolution coming, makes it a Sacrament mifgrounded on, John xx. 23. Whofesoever Sins yetemit, they are remitted unto them; and wholesoever Sins ye relain, they are retained.
Q. 6. What is their Sacrament of Orders or Ordination?
A. It is the laying on of Hands in Ordination of. Minifers, by which they conceive Spiritual Grace is given by Mistake of, 2 Tim. i. 6. Wherefore I put thee in Remembrance that thou fir up the Gift of God which is in thee, by the putting on of my Hands.
Q. 7. What is their fourth fuperadded Sacrament?
A. Ít is Marriage grounded upon thofe Words of the Apokle, Eph. V. 32. This is a great Mystery ; but I speak con, cerning Christ and the Church. Which only shews a fimilituda of our Union with Christ, not an instituted Sign to that End.
Q. 8. What is their fifth superadded Sacrament? A. Extream Unction, or anointing the Sick near Death with consecrated Oil, grounded on Mark vi. 13. anointed with Oil many that were fick and healed them. And Jam. v., 14., Is any fick among you let him call for the Elders of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with Oil in the Name of the Lord. Which are neither Sacramen,
tal/Rites, nor of ordinary standing Use in the Church, but extraordinary and temporary for that Age.
Q 9. What lear! we hence ?
i Hence we kvarn how apt Men are to corrupt God's Ord nanced by their superstitious Additions, Matth. xv. 9.
yeching, '-r Doctrines the Commandments.of Men.
A. How just and necessary our Separation from Rome is, who have grofly corrupted God's Ordinances, and left Men no other Remedy, Rev. xiii. 6. And he opened his Mouth in Blasphemy against God, 10 blafpheme bis Name and his tabernacle, and them that dwelt in heaven..
Q. 11. What is the third Instruction? A. That the Reformation of Religion is an invaluable Mercy, a great Deliverance from Spiritual Bondage, Rev. xi. 19. And the Temple of God was opened in Heaven, and there was seen in his Temple the Ark of this Testament, and there were Lightnings, and Voices, and Thunderings, and an earth. quake, and great Hail.
Q. '12. What is the fourth Instruction ?
A. That Rome shall certainly fall, and all her Adherents, for the horrid Injury done by them to Christ, and the Souls of Men, Rev. xviii. 20, 21. Rejoice over her thou Heaven, and ye holy Apostles and Prophets; for God hath avenged you on ber. And a mighty Angel took up a Stone like a great Millfone, and caf it into the Sea, saying thus with Violence, fall.that great City Babylon be thrown down, and salt.be found no more. at all.
What is Baptism?
HAT is. Baptism?
A. Baptism is a Sacrament, wherein the washing of Water, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, doth fignify and seal our ingrafting into Christ, and partaking of the Benefits of the Covenant of Grace, and our Engagement to be the Lord's..
Q. 1. What is the external Part of Baptism?
unmixed Water, Heb. x. 22.--And our Bon dies washed with pure Water. And therefore it is a vile Practice of Papifts to add Oil, Salt and Spittle to Water in Baptism.
Q. 2. What doth Water in Baptism signify?
A. It fignifies the Blood of Chrift, Rev. i. 5.-Unto bim that loved us, and washed us from our Sins in his own Blood.
Qc. 3. What is the first Resemblance it hath to Christ's Blood ?
A. In the freeness of it to all, it represents the unpurchased Blood of Christ, Isa.lv. I, Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the Waters; and be that hath no Money, come ye, buy and eat, yea, come, buy Wine and Milk without Money, and without Price.
Q. 4: What is the second Resemblance to Christ's Blood?
A. It resembles it in its refreshing Quality ; Water refresheth the Thirsty; so doth Christ's Bloon, Johd vi. 35.He that believeth on me, shall never thirst.
Q. 5. What is the third Resemblance it hath to Christ's Blood
A. The cleansing Property of Water shews. the purifying Vertue of Christ's Blood, Heb. ix. 14, How much more. hall the Blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit, offered himself without Spot to God, purge your Conscience from dead Works, to serve the living God.
Q. 6. What is the fourth Resemblance it hath to Chrill's Blood ?
A. It resembles it in the Necessity of it; for.as the Body cannot live without Water, fo neither can the Soul without Christ's Blood, Heb. ix. 23. It was therefore necessary, that the Patterns of Things in the Heavens should be purified with thefe, but the beavenly Things themselves with better Sacrifices than these.
Q. 7. What is the fifth Refemblance of Water to the Blood of Chrift;
A. As Water neither refreshes, nor purifies the Body without Application ; fo neither does Christ's Blood refresh or
purify the Soul till applied, 1 Cor. i. 30. But of bim. are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God'is made unto us. Wisdom and Righkonfnits, and San&tification and Redemption.
Q. 8. Is it necessary to plunge the whole Body under Water in Baptising every Person?
A. The Word [ Baptise] signifying as well to wash, as to plunge : A Person may be truly baptised that is not plunged, And we cannot think by the Circumstances of. Time and