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the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John i. 29. Our Lord Jesus Christ who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father. Gal. i. 3, 4. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to suecour them that are tempted. Heb. ii. 18. There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1 Tim. ii. 5, 6. Jesus our Lord, who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. Rom. iv. 24, 25. Through sanctification of the Spirit unto obedience, and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ. 1 Pet. i. 2. Justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Rom. iii. 24. Christ is all, and in all. Col. iii. 11. All the promises of God in him are yea, and in him amen, unto the glory of God. 2 Cor. i. 20. Then answered I, and said, So be it, O Lord. Jer. xi. 5.
CLXXXVII. Concerning the Sacraments.
1 to 6. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your ments hath foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant Christ ordain-betwixt me and you. Gen. xvii. 11. And the Lord
ed in Church?
2. Two only, as generally necessary to
said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof: and ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever. Exod. xii. 43. 24. that is to say; Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the the Supper of circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers: and that the Gentiles meanest thou might glorify God for his mercy. Rom. xv. 8, 9. Sacrament? Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the 4. I mean Father, through sanctification of the Spirit unto obedience, and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ. 1 Pet. i. 2. And Jesus came, and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach baptizing them. Matt. xxviii. 18, 19.
by this word
sign of an in ward and spiritual grace given unto us, or dained by
Christ himself, as a
and his disciples into the land of Judea; and there
the same, and
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means where he tarried with them and baptized. John iii. 22. He by we receive that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. Mark a pledge to as xvi. 16. Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 5. How John iii. 5. And he took bread, and gave thanks, are there in a and brake it, and gave unto them saying, This is my body which was given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. Luke xxii. 19, 20. Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. John vi. 53, 54. Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? Acts x. 47. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost. Titus iii. 5. Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Rom. vi. 3. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 1 Cor. x. 16. This do in remembrance of me. Luke xxii. 19. Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. Col. ii. 12. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. John vi. 56.
7. What is the outward
7, 8. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, bapvisible sign or tizing them in the name of the Father, and of the form in Bap- Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Matt. xxviii. 19. And 8. Water, Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway wherein the out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened tized, In the unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending Father, and of like a dove, and lighting upon him. Matt. iii. 16. the Son, and Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as
person is bap
Name of the
of the Holy
9. What is the inward
10. A death
a new birth
unto righteousness: for being by nature born in
well as we? Acts x. 47. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And he commanded the chariot to stand still; and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. Acts viii. 36. 38.
9, 10. Know ye not, that so many of us as were and spiritual baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism unto sin, and into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Likewise reckon ye also yoursin, and the selves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto wrath, we are God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. vi. 3, 4. hereby made 7. 11. Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God: except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. John iii. 3. 5. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John i. 13. Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness. 1 Pet. ii. 24. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost. Titus iii. 5. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. For as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield yourselves servants to righteousness unto holiness. Rom. vi. 18, 19. And you hath he quick ened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. Eph. ii. 1, 2, 3. Behold, I was shapen in
iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Psal. li. 5.
teous, no, not one. Rom. iii. 10. one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men. Rom. v. 12. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. Mark xvi. 16. By one Spirit are we all baptized into one body. 1 Cor. xii. 13. Ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. Gal. iii. 26, 27. They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are accounted for the seed. Rom. ix. 8. And of his fulness we received, and grace for grace. John i. 16. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Rom. vi. 14. 11, 12. Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and Papins to be be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive ance, whereby the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts ii. 38. Repent
As it is written, There is none righ-
11. What is
ye therefore, and be converted that your sins may Faith, where-be blotted out. Acts iii. 19. But shewed first unto fastly believe them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughthe promises out all the coasts of Judea, and then to the Gentiles,
by they sted
of God made
to them in
that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. Acts xxvi. 20. Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: for behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! 2 Cor. vii. 10, 11. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. Mark xvi. 16. But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. And the eunuch said, What doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
13. Why then are Infants bap
by reason of
age they can. not perform them?
ties: which promise, when they
come to age, are bound to
Acts viii. 12. 36, 37. Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised. Heb. x. 22, 23. The promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. Acts ii. 39.
13, 14. Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me; for of such is the tized, when kingdom of heaven. Matt. xix. 14. Ye stand this their tender day all of you before the Lord your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, with all the men of Israel, your little ones, they promise your wives, and thy stranger that is in thy camp, them both by from the hewer of thy wood unto the drawer of thy water: that thou shouldest enter into covenant with the Lord thy God, and into his oath, which the Lord thy God maketh with thee this day; that he may establish thee to-day for a people unto himself, and that he may be unto thee a God, as he hath said unto thee, and as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath ; but with him that standeth here with us before the Lord our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day. Deut. xxix. 10 to 15. And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. Gen. xvii. 12, 13. In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God. Col. ii. 11, 12. I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after