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PROVED TO BE

A A HUMAN TRADITION;

BEING

THE SUBSTANCE OF A DEBATE

ON

CHRISTIAN BAPTISM,

BETWEEN

MR. JOHN WALKER, A MINISTER OF THE SECESSION,

AND ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, V. D. M..

A REGULAR BAPTIST MINISTER ;

Held at Mount Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio, on the

19th and 20th June 1820, in the presence of a very nume
rous and respectable Congregation.

"TO WHICH IS ADDED,

A LARGE APPENDIX.

PUBLISHED BY ALEXANDER CAMPBELL.

et You make void the law of God by your traditions." * Teachi-
ing for doctrines the commandments of men.” Jesus Christ.

** But when divers were bardened and believed not, bui spake
evil of that way, before the multitude, he (Paul) departed from
among them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the
school of one Tyrannus, and this continues for the space of
rs."

Acts of Apostles, 19. 9. 10

STEUBENVILLE, O.
PRINTED BY JAMES WILSON.

District of Virginia, west of the Allegheny Mount. to wit:

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the ninth day of August, in the 45th year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. CAMPBELL, of the said district, has deposited in his office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words inilawing, 'o wit ;

** Infant Sprinkling proved to be a human tradition ; being the substance of a debate on ('hristian baptism, between Mr John Walker, a Minister of the Secession; and Alexander Campbell, V. 1. M. a regular baptist minister, held at Mount Pleasant Jefferson county, Ohio, on the 19th and 20th June 1820, in the presence of a very nice

herous ansi respectable congregation. To which is added, a large * Appendix Published by A. Campbell. You make void the law

of God by your traditions ', * Teaching for doctrines the commandmnents of men. Jesus Christ. But when divers were hardened and believed not. but spake evil of a s" before the multitude, he (Paul) departed from among them and sepurated the disciples, dispuriig daily in the school of one" Tyrannus, and this continued for the space of two years Acts of Apostles, 19, 9, 10."

I conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled, “In Ict for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and also of the act entitled 'An Act supplementary to an act entitled An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of mps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefit thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints.' (SEAL.)

E. B. JACKSON, Clerk of the District of Virginia west of the

Allegheny Mountains.

gift
V.H. Russell
$-26-33

To the Citizens of Mount Pleasant, distinguished for the urbanity of their manners, their civio virtues, and their attachment to the principles of civil and religious liberty,

THE FOLLOWING NARRATIVE

of the Debate recently held in their flourishing village, is humbly dedicated, by the

WRITER,

as a small evidence of his grateful sense of their kind atten, tion and hospitality towards him, while attending the above debate.

That they may always enjoy the blessings of civil and religious liberty'; and the present and future felicities,

resulting from an intelligent mind, a well, regulated and m sanctified life, is the ardent wish of

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Their humble servant,

ALEX. CAMPBELL.

July 1st, 1820.

AN application being made to Mr. Findley, without effect, to obtain a copy of the Rules to be observed during the debate, · Iarn obliged to publish the substance of them from recollection.

RULES, 1. Each speaker shall have the privilege of speaking 40 ininutes without interr'ıption, if he think proper to use them all, if not, he is not bou d to speak so long.

2. Mr. Walker shall open the debate and Mr. C. shall close it.

3. The moderators are merely to keep order, not to pronounce judgment on the merits of the di bate.

4. The proper subject of the ordinance of baptism, is first to be discussed -then the inode of baptism.

5. This lebate must be conducted with decorum, and all impro. per aiusions ar passionate language guar led against

6. The debare shall be continued from day to day, until the people are satisfied, or until the moderators think that enough' has been said on each topic of debate.

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