Christian Baptism; In Two Parts Part First, Its Subjects, Part Second, Its Mode, Obligation…

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byFreeborn Garretson Hibbard

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...and prayer, did so great works of mercy for restoration of bodily health, was worthily judged as able to effect the infusion of heavenly grace into them, whose age was not yet depraved with that malice which might be supposed A Bar to the goodness of God toward them. They brought him, therefore, young children, to put his hands on them and pray.' History of Infant Baptism, part ii, chap. vi, sec. 8. t Letter to the Bishop of Oxford, p. 73. t Dr. Waterland on Regeneration, p. 19. " In the same way again Archbishop Bramhall: ' Secondly, we distinguish between the visible sign, and the invisible grace; between the external sacramental ablution, and the grace of the sacrament, that is, interior regeneration. We believe that whosoever hath the former, hath the latter also, so that he do not put a Bar against the efficacy of the sacrament by his infidelity or hypocrisy, of which a child is not capable.' " And, next, baptism is considered to be rightly received, when there is no positive obstacle, or hinderance to the reception, in the recipient, such as impenitence or unbelief would be in the case of adults; so that infants are necessarily right recipients of it, as not being yet capable of actual sin."t Thousands in the Protestant E. Church, both in England and America, justly complain of this language as too strong. The words of the baptismal service, catechism, and Homilies, are so softened by them as to leave the rite of baptism where our Saviour and his apostles undoubtedly intended to leave it. Yet, that the above is really the doctrine of the Church of England, however some of her more evangelical children may dissent, cannot be denied. Nor is it irrelevant to press this subject upon the American churches. The Episcopal Church of this country is...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...and prayer, did so great works of mercy for restoration of bodily health, was worthily judged as able to effect the inf...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.41 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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