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DR. RYLAND'S

CANDID STATEMENT

ON

BAPTISM:

WITH A LETTER ON THE SUBJECT OF

"COMMUNION,

BY THE LATE REV. W. CLARKE,

OF EXETER.

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TO DIFFER IN OPINION AND PRACTICE FROM

THEIR CHRISTIAN BRETHREN.

By JOHN RYLAND, D. D.

Second Edition,

ENLARGED AND CORRECTED.

WITH A LETTER ON THE SUBJECT OF

COMMUNION,

BY THE LATE REV. W. CLARKE,

OF EXETER.

London :

WIGHTMAN AND CRAMP.

MDCCCXXVII.

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741 R9q4c . 1827

PREFACE.

The following pages contain the substance of a Sermon, which I have delivered at different places, previous to the administration of the ordinance of Baptism. On these occasions, I introduced most of the critical remarks into the Sermon; but having enlarged their number, I think it best to subjoin them in the form of Notes. Other additions, that seemed to me of some importance, have been made. But I have not left out one illnatured or sarcastic expression, having been always careful not to bring in any thing of the kind. I simply wish to state my own views of the subject, that no one may conceive of them as either better or worse than they actually are. Let the reasons I have given for my opinions be impartially examined, that every one who reads them may either accede to them or reject them, as conscience

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