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PROVED TO BE

A wuxiaN TRADITION:

BEING

THE SUBSTANCE OF A DEBATE
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christin.v. B.APTISM,
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MR. John WALKER, A MINIstER of THE SEcEssion,
AND ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, W. 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. -

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“You make void the law of God by your traditions.” “Teach.
ing for doctrines the commandments of men.” Jesus Christ.

“But when divers were hardened and believed not, but spoke
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 pace of
two years.” .Acts of Apostles, 19. 9. 10

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District of Virginia, west of the Tllegheny Mount. to wit: BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the ninth day of August, in the 45th year of the Independence of the United Štates 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 foilowing, to wit: “Infant Sprinkling proved to be 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. P. JM. a regular baptist minister, held at Mount Pleasant Jefferson county, Ohio, on the 19th and 20th June 1820, in the presence of a very nutnerous and respectable congregation. To which is added, a large •Appendix Published by A. Campbell— Kou make void the law of Gooby your traditions'. “Teaching for doctrines the commandonents of men.” Jesus Christ.— But when divers were hardened and believed not, but spake evil of ha" wo. before the multitude, he

. (Paul ) departed from among them and separated the disciples, (is

put it g daily in the school of one Tyrannus, and this continued for the space of two years' Acts of Apostles, 19, 9, 10.” In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled, “An Act 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 m ps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies,

yo 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.

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distinguished for the urbanity of their manners, their civic 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 Sanctified life, is the ardent wish of

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. I am obliged to publish the substance of them from regollection. - - RULES. 1. Each speaker shall have the privilege of speaking 40 minutes Without interruption, if he think proper to use them all, if not, ° is not bound to speak so long. 2. Mr. Walker shall open the debate and Mr. C. shall close it. ... }. The moderators are merely to keep order, not to pronounce Judgment on the merits of the d-bate. .4. The proper subjeet of the ordinance of baptism, is first to be discussed-then the node of baptism. 5. This debate must be conducted with decorum, and all improP*. alusions or passionate language guar led against 6. The debate shall be continued from day to day, until the People are satisfied, or until the moderators think that enough As been said on each topic of debate.

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