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V. Although it be a great sin to contemn or neglect this ordinance ", yet grace and salvation are not so inseparabły annexed unto it, as that no person can be regenerated or saved without it', or that all that are baptized are undoubtedly regenerated p.

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Christ : Ver. 12. Buried with him brought them. Ver. 14. But when in baptism, wherein also ye are risen Jesus saw it, he was much displeawith him through the faith of the sed, and said unto them, Suffer the operation of God, who hath raised little children to come unto me, and him from the dead. And Acts ii.

forbid them not: for of such is the 38. Then Peter said unto then, Re- kingdom of God. Ver. 15. Verily, pent, and be haptized every one of I say unto you, Whosoever shall not you in the name of Jesus Christ, for receive the kingdom of God as a the renuission of sins, and ye shall re

little child, he shall not enter thereceive the gift of the Holy Ghost, in. Ver. 16. And he took them up Ver. 39. For the promise is unto

in his arms, puť his hands upo you, and to your children, and to them, and blessed them. 'Luke all that are afar off, even as many as

xviii. 15. And they brought unto the Lord our God shall call. And

him also infants, that he would touch Rom. iv. ll. And he received the them: but when his disciples saw it, sign of circumcision, a seal of the they rebuked them. righteousness of the faith which he V. Luke vii. 30. But the Phahad yet being uncircumcised; that he risees and lawyers rejected the coun-might be the father of all them that sel of God against themselves, being believe, though they be not circum

not baptized of him.' With Exod. cised; that righteousness might iv. 24. And it came to pass by the be imputed unto them also : Ver. way in the inn, that the Lord met 12. And the father of circumcision him, and sought to kill him Ver. to them who are not of the circum

25. Then Zipporah took a sharp cision only, but who also walk in the

stone, and cut off the foreskin of her steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had, being yet un

son, and cast it at his feet, and said,

Surely a bloody husband art thou to circumcised. 1 Cor. vii. 14. For

Ver. 26. So he let him go: the unbelieving husband is sanctified

then she said, A bloody husband by the wife, and the unbelieving thou art, because of the circumcision, wife is sanctified by the husband;

° Rom. iv. 11. (Sèe in letter ] else were your children unclean, Acts x, 2, 4, 22, 31, 45, 47.. but now are they holy. Mat. xxviii.

P Acts viü. 13. Then Simon him. 19. Go ye therefore, and teack all self believed also : and when he was nations, baptizing them in the rane of the Father, and of the Son, and of

baptized, he continued with Philip, the Holy Ghost. Mark x, 13. And racles and signs which were done,

and wondered, beholding the mithey brought young children to him, that he should touch them;

Ver. 23. For 1 perceive that thou and his disciples rebuked those that

art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.

ne,

VI. 9. John

VI. The efficacy of baptism is not tied that moment

of time wherein it is administered?; yet notwithstanding, Hil by the right use of this ordinance, the grace promised is

not only offered, but really exhibited and conferred by the Holy Ghost, to such (whether of age or infants) as that grace belongeth unto, according to the counsel of God's own will, in his appointed time".

VII. The sacrament of baptism is but once to be administered to any person'.

CHAP. XXIX. · Of the Lord's Supper.
OUR Lord Jesus, in the night wherein he was betrayed,

instituted the sacrament 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 sacrifice 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 owe unto him, and to be a bond and pledge of their communion with him, and with each other, as members of his mystical body a.

II. In

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. 5. Jesus answered, Christ also loved the church, and Verily, rerily, I say unto thee, Ex gave himself for it; Ver. 26. That cept a man be born of water, and of he might sauctify and cleanse it with the Spirit, he cannot enter into the the washing of water by the word. kingdom of God. Ver, 8. The wind Act3 ii. 38. Then Peter said unto bloweth where it listeth, and thou then, Repent, and be baptized every hearest the sound thereof, but canst one of you in the name of Jesus hot tell whence it cometh, and Christ, for the remission of sins, and whither it goeth: so is every one

ye shall receive the gift of the Holy that is born of the Spirit.

Ghost. Ver. 41. Then they that "Gal. iii. 27. For as many of you gladly' received his word were bapas have been baptized into Christ,

tized: and the same day there were have put on Christ. Tit. iii, 5. Not added unto them about three thouby works of righteousness which we

sand souls. have done, but according to his

VII. $ Tit. iii. 5. (See in letter"] mercy he saved us, by the washing

I. a 1 Cor. xi. 23. For I haye reof regeneration, and renewing of ceived of the Lord that which also the Holy Ghost. Eph. v. 25. Hus

I delivered unto you, That the Lord bands, love your wives, even as

Jesus, the same night in which he was

betrayed,

zor any

wa the

is no remission. Ver. 25. Nor yet nistering and offering oftentimes the

II. In this sacrament Christ is not offered up to his father, Il The

real sacrifice made at all for remission of sins of the quick or dead ; but only a commemoration of that one offering up of himself, by himself

, upon the cross, once for allerlei all, and a spiritual oblation of all possible praise unto God wad to for the same; so that the Popish sacrifice of the mass, as they call it, is most abominably injurious to Christ's one partner only sacrifice, the alone propitiation for all the sins of the alect".

III. The betrayed, took breads Ver. 24. holy place every year with blood And when he bad given thanks, he

of others; Ver. 26. (For then must brake it, and said, Take, eat ; this is

he often have suffered since the my body, which is broken for you:

foundation of the world ;) but now this do in remembrance of me. Ver.

once in the end of the world hath Pad ( 25. After the same manner also he he appeared to put away sin by the took the cup, when he had supped, sacrifice of himself. Ver

. 28. So saying, This cup is the new testament

Christ was once offered to bear the in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye

sins of many; and unto those that drink it, in remembrance of me. look for him sball he appear Ver. 26. For as often as ge eat this

second time, without sin, unto salbread, and drink this cup, ye do vation. shew the Lord's death till he come.

ci Cor. xi. 24, 25, 26. (See them 1 Cor. x. 16. The cup of blessing in letter 4.] which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ ? the bread, and blessed it, and brake it,

as they were eating, Jesus took bread which we break, is it not the comun union of the body of Christ ? said, "Take, eat; this is my body;

it to the disciples, and Ver. 17. For we being many, are

Ver. 27. And he took the cup, and one bread and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. Ver. saying, Drink ye all of it

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gave thanks, and gave it to them, 21. Ye cannot drink the cup of the

'd Heb. vii. 23. And they truly Lord, and the cup of devils; ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table,

were many priests, because they and of the table of devils.

were not suffered to continue by rea

1 Cor. xü. 13. For by one Spirit are we all

son of death: Ver, 24. But this man,

because he continueth ever, hath an baptized into one body, whether we

unchangeable priesthood. Ver. 27, be bond or free; and have been priests

, to offer up sacrifice, first figer

Who needeth not daily, as those high all made to drink into one Spirit. 11. b Heb. ix. 22. And almost all people's: for this he did

his own sins, and then for the things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood

he offered up himself. Heb. z 11. thát he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the

same sacrifices, which can never take

the

Mat. xxvi. 26. And

once, ,

when

And every priest standeth daily mi.

away sins: Ver, 12. But this man,

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III. The Lord Jesus hath, in this ordinance, appointed his ininisters to declare his word of institution 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 cup, and (they communicating also themselves) to give both to the communicants e; but to none who are not then

present in the congregation'.

IV. Private masses, or receiving this sacrament by a priest, or any other, alone 6; as likewise the denial of the cup to the people h; 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 sacrament, and to the insti. tution of Christi

V. The

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after he had offered one sacrifice for is shed for you. With 1 Cor. xi şiis, for ever sat down on the right 23-26. [See all in letter &.] hand of God. Ver. 14. For by one f Acts xx. 7. And upon the first offering he hath perfected for ever day of the week, when the disciples them that are sanctified. Ver, 18. came together to break bread, Paul Now where remission of these is, preached unto them, ready to depart there is no more offering for sin. on the morrow, and continued his

III. Mat. xxvi. 26, 27. [See in speech until midnight. 1 Cor. xi leiter C.] Ver. 28. For this is my 20. When ye come together there blood of the new testament, which fore into one place, this is not to is shed for many for the remission

eat the Lord's supper. of sins. And Mark xiv. 22. And as

IV. 81 Cor. x. 6. Now these they did eat, Jesus took bread, and things were our examples, to the blessed, and brake it, and gave to

intent we should not lust after evil them, and said, Take, eats this is things, as they also lusted. my body. Ver. 23. And he took h Mark xiv. 23. [See in letter the cup; and when he had given 1 Cor. xi. 25, 26. (See in letter a thanks, he gave it to them: and Ver. 27. Wherefore, whosoever shall they all drank of it. Ver. 24. And eat this bread, and drink this cup he said unto them, This is my blood of the Lord, unworthily, shall be of the new testament, which is shed guilty of the body and blood of the for

many. And Luke xxii, 19. And Lord. Ver. 28. But let' a man exhe took bread, and gave thanks, and amine himself, and so let him eat of brake it, and gave unto them, say

that bread, and drink of that cup. ing, This is my body, which is given Ver. 29. For he that eateth and drink for

you: this do in remembrance of eth unworthily, eateth and drinketh me. Ver. 20. Likewise also the cup

damnation to himself, not discerning after supper, saying, This cup is the the Lord's body. Dew testament is rny blood, which

i į Mat. XV, 9. But in vain they do

worship

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il Cor. xi. 26. For as often as ye ing, This cup is the new testament

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 sacramentally only, they are sometimes called by the name of the things they repre sent, to wit, the body and blood of Christk; 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 substance of Christ's body and blood (commonly called 'Transubstantiation) by consecration of a priest, or by any other way, is repugnant not to scripture alone, but even to common sense and reason; overthroweth the nature of the sacrament; and hath been and is the cause of manifold superstitions, yea, of gross idolatries

VII. Worthy receivers, outwardly partaking of the visible elements in this sacrament”, do then also inwardly by faith,

really worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

new witli you in my Father's kingdom,

VI. m Acts ií. 21. Whom the V. k Mat. xxvi. 26. And as they heaven must receive, until the times were eating, Jesus took bread, and

of restitution of all things, which blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat;

God hath spoken by the mouth of all this is my body. '. Ver. 27. And he began. With

his holy prophets since the world took the cup, and gave thanks, and

when he had given thanks, he brake gave it to them, saying, Drink ye

it, and said, Take, eat; this is my all of it: Ver. 28. For this is my body, which is broken for you: this blood of the new testament, which

do in remembrance of me. is shed for many for the remission of After the saine manner also he took

the cup, when he had supped, saya eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.

in my blood; this do ye, as oft as ye

drink it, in remembrance of me. Ver. 27. Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of

Ver. 26. (See in leiter !] Luke xxiv. 6.

He is not here, but is risen : rethe Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty member how he spake unto your of the body and blood of the Lord, Ver. 28. But let a man examine

when he was yet in Galilee. Ver. himself, and so let him eat of that

39. Behold my hands and my feet, bread, and drink of that cup. Mat.

that it is I myself; handle me, and xxvi. 29. But I say unto you, I will not

see; for a spirit hath not Aesh and drink henceforth of this fruit of the

bones, as ye see me have.

VII. O' Cor. xi. 28. (See it vine, until that day when I drink it Better 1.1

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Cor. xi. 24. And

Ver, 25.

gins.

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