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THE

UNIVERSALITY AND PERPETUITY

OF THE

OBLIGATION UPON CHRISTIANS

TO

OBSERVE THE RITE OF

BAPTISM WITH WATER;

OR,

WATER BAPTISM A STANDING ORDINANCE

OF THE

GO & P E L.

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S E R M 0 N.

ACTS, X. 47.

CAN ANY MAN FORBID WATER, THAT THESE
SHOULD NOT BE BAPTIZED, WHO HAVE RE.
CEIVED THE HOLY GHOST AS WELL AS WE?

THOUGH the religion of the gospel pure and spiritual service, not incumbered with ceremonies

, yet being adapted to the nature of man, it does not wholly omit positive duties. It enjoins two fimple, easy, and expressive rites, 25 figns and means of moral goodness and vital piety; viz

, baptism and the Lord's fupper. Baptism with water has been almost univerfally by christians be lieved to have been appointed by the author of th dispensation as a standing ordinance. The apo

! des evidently administered it to converts, Jewi and Gentile, in token of their admiffion into 1 number of Christ's followers, and as a public knowledgment of the admitted persons, that th were his disciples, and owned him for their L

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S E R M O N.

ACTS, X. 47.

CAN ANY MAN FORBID WATER, THAT THESE

SHOULD NOT BE BAPTIZED, WHO HAVE RECEIVED THE HOLY GHOST AS WELL

AS WE?

THOUGH the religion of the gospel is a pure and spiritual service, not incumbered with ceremonies, yet being adapted to the nature of man, it does not wholly omit positive duties. It enjoins two simple, easy, and expressive rites, as figns and means of moral goodness and vital piety; viz. baptism and the Lord's supper. Baptism with water has been almost universally by christians believed to have been appointed by the author of the dispensation as a standing ordinance. The apostles evidently administered it to converts, Jewish and Gentile, in token of their admillion into the number of Christ's followers, and as a public acknowledgment of the admitted persons, that they were his disciples, and owned him for their Lora

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