Infant Baptism a Part and Pillar of Popery

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American Baptist Publication Society, 1851 - 125 pages
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Page 112 - And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin...
Page 56 - Baptism is not to be administered to any that are out of the visible church, till they profess their faith in Christ and obedience to him; but the infants of such as are members of the visible church are to be baptized.
Page 23 - Data est mihi omnis potestas in caelo et in terra: euntes ergo docete omnes gentes, baptizantes eos in nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus sancti, docentes eos servare omnia quaecumque mandavi vobis.
Page 21 - Omnes enim venit per semetipsum salvare : omnes, inquam, qui per eum renascuntur in Deum, infantes et parvulos et pueros et juvenes et seniores.
Page 84 - ... not yet fit for the Lord's supper, to own the covenant they made with their parents, by entering thereinto in their own persons ; and it is the duty of the church to call upon them for the performance thereof; and if being called upon...
Page 66 - God, declared by themselves or otherwise manifested, do willingly consent to walk together according to the appointment of Christ, giving up themselves to the Lord, and to one another by the will of God in professed subjection to the Ordinances of the Gospel.
Page 86 - The half-way covenant was a scheme devised by our forefathers, assembled in synod, 1662, to determine who were the proper subjects of baptism ; and they decided, " that church members, who were admitted in minority, understanding the doctrine of faith, and publicly professing their assent thereto, not scandalous in life, and solemnly owning the covenant before the church, wherein they give up themselves and children to the Lord, and subject themselves to the government of Christ in his church, their...
Page 28 - ... much weight in this age, when the inclination was so strong to trace every institution which was considered of special importance, to the apostles ; and when so many walls of separation, hindering the freedom of prospect, had already been set up between this and the apostolic age.
Page 30 - Baptism was administered at first only to adults, as men were accustomed to conceive baptism and faith as strictly connected. We have all reason for not deriving infant baptism from apostolic institution,2 and the recognition of it which followed somewhat later, as an apostolical tradition, serves to confirm this hypothesis.
Page 86 - The Infant-seed of confederate visible Believers, are members of the same Church with their parents, and when grown up are personally under the Watch Discipline and Government of that Church.

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