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Mof. If Priesthood is no facrament, the Jewish and christian covenants are void. Sabied, 'character, wbich every true believer will: fland firm to,

Bay. What faith the Scriptures?:?, it! Mofu Here is the Sacred character of our Priesthood, Leviticus 8th chapter.

W r ! "The Lord spake unto Moses, 'Take Aaron and his fons, and the garments, and the anoinoing oil, and a bullock for the fin offering, and two'rams, and a basket of unleavened bread; and Mofes faid to the Congregation, This is the thing the Lord commands to be done, And Moses washed Aaron and his sons with water, and he put upon him the coat, and girded him with a girdle, and cloathed him with the robe,' and put the ephod on him, and he girded him with the curious girdle of the ephod, and bound it on bin there. with; and he put the breaft-plate on him, he put. in the breaft-plate the Urim and Thummim, and he put the Mitre upon his head, and on the front the golden plate the holy crown; and Mo. ses took the anointing oil, and anointed the tabernacle, and all that was therein, and fan@lified them, and he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed him to sanctify him; and Mofes brought Aaron's fons, and put coats upon them, and girded them with gindles, and pat bonnets upon them; and he brought the bullock for the fin-offering: and Aaron and his fons laid their hands upon the head of the bul. lock, and he flew it: and Moles took the blood, and put it on the horns of the altar round about


with his finger, and purified the altar, and pour. ed the blood at the bottom of the altar, and fan&tified it: to make a reconciliation on it, &c. to Verle 22. And he brought the other ram, the ram of consecration, and Aaron and his sons laid ibeir hands upon his head. And he slew it. And Moses took of the blood, and put it on the tip of Aaron's right ear, and on his righe thumb, and upon his great toe of his right foot. And he brought Aaron's fons, and he put of the blood on the tip of their right ear; and upon their right thumbs, and upon their right great toes. And Moses sprinkled the blood upon the altar round about, &c. to Verfe 30. And Mofes took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his fons and upon their garments. And fanétified Aaron and his garments, and his sons with their garments. And you shall not go out of the tabernacle for seven days, until the days of*your confecration be at an end. After which consecration, it appears in the next chapter, Aaron and his sons were qualified, and did from thence offer sacrifice to the Lord. And the last eight verles proves the power and efficacy of the Sacred character of the Priesthood.

And Aaron lifted up his hands towards the people, and blessed them, and came down from offering of the finoffering, and the burnt-offering, and peace-offering. And Mofes, and Aaron - went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out and blessed the people, and the glory of che Lord appeared to all the people. And there

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came a fire from before the Lord, and consumed upon the altar the bnrnt offering, and the fat : which, when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces. in d igo;.!!!!! !

Luth: The Scripture you quote' relates tô the Jewish : Priesthood, which neither Jew or Chril cian gainsays'; . but we reject: the Christian Prielt. houd, which is all a craft., Chit put an end to : facrifice, when he offered himself on the cross an atonement for fin, as St. Paul observes, and that he dies no more ; he has made thé neceílary reconciliatory facrifice or offering for the redemp. tion of man; and whatever is pretended more, is vain, frivolous, and of no merit. - Search, and be convinced; (gives his Common Prayer-Book to Moses; here is not the mark of Priet in the whole book; it contains many things." " Mof. The order for the administration of the Lord's Supper, or holy communion. The Table; at the communion-timeyi having a fair white lio nen cloth upon it, shall stand in the body of the Church, or in the Chancel, where Morning Prayer and Evening are appointed to be said. And the Priest standing av the north side of the Table thallfäy the Lord's Prayer, with the Colleet following the people kneeling, &c.': The Priest fhall then upon the Table place so much bread and wine as sufficient, then shall fáy. Let us pray for the whole Church'militant, &c. .

Give Grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops and Curates, that they may both by their life and doctrine set forth thy true and lively word, and rightly and duly adminifter thy holy sacraH

ments. Who goeth a warfare at any time of his own cost? Who planteth a vineyard, and eatesh not of the fruit ? Or who'feedeth a flock, and cateth not of the milk of the flock? Do you 101 know that they who minister about holy things, live of the sacrifice,? And shey, who wait at the Aliar, are partakers, wjib xhe Allar, c. "

Luth, Priest, Allar, and Sacrifice,-,ibe three essentials.comprising he' fuil worship, and sacred character and duty of Priesthood. You have done me great honour; I never knew or confidered myself in that facred and exalted eleva. tion, until your Reverence have taught me, from my own book. This fhew's the world, that the mcekness and humility of the Gospel reigns in The English Hierarchy. We preach' glad ridings t() ail, retaining nothing to oursolyes, I am' like one rouled from a leihangy. From a squeezed and narrow education, which our English Clergy imbibe from our early instructions, we remain compreifed, ftrangers and fojourners to our own nobihty i loghat we becoupeexclaimarssand mur. derers of our own caule and felvesaavAnd this why? because truly ihe Pope ayd Rontian-Garlson lic Priesthood claim this horous and dignity, having exercised it als xhe Fathers of the frict ages, with the above quotations from St. Paul and others confirm, wo 6. Training "Then shall the Priest, kneeling down at the Lord's Table, say, in the name of all them that thall receive the communion, the prayer following. We do not presumie to come to tbis thy Table, o merciful Lord, trusting in our own

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righteonfefs, bur in thy manifold and girat'metcies. We are not worthy lo much as to ga:bet up the cruinbs under ihy Table. But thou art tbe lame Lord, whole property is always to have mercy; grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Chrift, and to drink his blood. that our fiosul bodies may be made clean by his body, and our fouls walhed ihrough his most precious blood, ard that we may ever more dwell in him, and he in us. Amen. ,

When the Priest, standing before the Table, bath fo ordered the bread and wipe, that he may with more readiness and decency break the bread before the people, and take the cup into his hands, he small say the prayer of confecration, as followeth. Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of thy tender mercy did it give thine only Son' Jesus Chrilt to suffer deaih upon the crois for our redemption, who made there (by his own oblation of bimself once offered) a full, povfect, and lutlicient facrifice, oblation and lauislation for she sins of the whole world, and did inftigute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue a perpetuai memorial of his precious death, until his coming again; Hear us, o merciful Father, we molt humbly beseech ibee, and grant that, we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jelus Christ's holy inttitution, in remembrance of his death and pallion, may be partakers of his most blessed body and blood: Who in the same night be was betrayed, took bread, and when lie had giver H2


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