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3. We may use the Ministry of evil Minifters, - both in Hearing the Word of God, and in the e Receiving the Sacraments. i'. --4. The Effect of Christ's Ordinance is not taken
away by their Wickedness, nor the Grace of God's Gifts diminished from such, as by Faith and rightly do receive the Sacraments ministred unto them, which be effectual, because of Christ's Institution and Promise, al
tho' they be ministred by evil Men. . s. It appertainerh to the Disciplin of the Church, -;.' that Enquiry be made of evil Ministers, and
that they be accused by those that have knowledge of their Offences; and finally, being
found guilty, by just Judgment, be deposed. The First Propofition is too notorious a matter of Fact.
The Second Proposition is allowed by all Parties.
The Third and Fourth Propofitions are the necessary Consequences of the Second. See the Eighteenth Chapter of the Discourse of Schism.
The Fifth Proposition. Since there ought to be Disciplin in the Church (which is here taken for granted) common Sense tels us, that vicious Clergy Men ought principally to feel it, as those whofe bad Lives do the greatest Mischief. And consequently Enquiry ought to be made of evil Minifters, c. as the Proposition asserts.
Bad Men oughton Sense te hich is herought to be
The TWENTY SEVENTH ARTICLE.
Of Baptism. D APTIS M is not only a sign of profession, and mark
B of difference, whereby Christian men are discerned from others that be not Christened : but it is also a sign of
regeneration or: new birth, whereby, as by an instrument, they that receive Baptism rightly, are grafted into the Church : the promises of the forgiveness of fin, and of our adoption to be the fons of God, by the Holy Ghost, are visibly signed and sealed : faith is confirmed, and grace increased by virtue of prayer unto God. The baptism of young children is in any wise, to be retained in the church, as moft agreeable with the institution of Christ. His
This Article contains Three Propositions.
I. Baptism is a sign of Profession, and Mark of c. Difference, whereby Christian Men are difs cerned from others that be not Christened. 2. Baprism is a sign of Regeneration or New
Birch, whereby, as by an Instrument, they that receive Baptism rightly, are grafted into the Church: the Promises of the Forgiveness
of Sin, and of our Adoption to be the Sons of . God by the Holy Ghost, are visibly signed and
sealed; Faith is confirmed, and Grace increa
fed by virtue of Prayer unto God.. .th. 3. The Baptism of young Children is in any wife
to be retained in the Church, as most agree..able with the Institution of Christ.
dy referr av on the Catechu" See the Find the Hints
* The First Proposition. See Article 25. Prop. 1.
The Second Proposition. . See the Fifth Question of the Locus Decimus nonus of Turretin's System (already referr'd to in Art. 25. Prop. 2.) and Bishop Wake's Commentary on the Catechism, Sect. 43, 44, 45.
The Third Proposition. See the Fifth Chapter of the Abridgment of the London Cases, and the Hints given in the foregoing Directions for Studying a genetal System or Body of Divinity, p. 20, 21. "
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The TWENTY EIGHTH ARTICLE.
Of the Lord's Supper.
" THE Supper of the Lord is not only a sign of the love
- that Christians ought to have among themselves one Eto another ; but rather it is a sacrament of our redemption
by Christ's death : infomuch that to fuchlas rightly, worthily, and with faith receive the same, the bread which
we break, is a partaking of the body of Christ ; and like- Wise the cup of blessing is a partaking of the blood of Chrift.
Pris :7D3E Transubstantiation (or the change of the Substance of - bread and wine) in the fupper of the Lord, cannot be proved
by holy writ; but it is repugnant to the plain words of scriopture, overthroweth the nature of a Sacrament, and bath given occasion to many superstitions. '; t.
The body of Christ is given, taken, and eaten in the supper only after an heavenly and spiritual manner. And - the mean whereby the body Christ is received and eaten
in the supper, is faith. .; stad 75?" - The sacrament of the Lord's Supper was not by Christ's
ordinance reserved, carried about, lifted up, og worshipped. SEO fruit ? ..:-, 1 t.vi? iT ;*Of the Phrase but rather, see Art. 25. p. 127:10, . .!! ! ) "1... : P T bas !
This Article contains Eight Propositions: 102 -101 The Lord's Supper is a sign of the Lone that bris Christians ought to have among themfelves iger.. one to another.. '; 19. K O TII -i& 2 The Lord's Supper is a Sacrament of our Re
oil demprion by Chrift's Death.jë gont aloi: inū, 011501 I vul. Nii bo'ylez 3001 asilo za
Subitanobstantiation Chrift. Illing is a par
3. To such as rightly, worthily, and with Faith • receive the Lord's Supper, the Bread which we
break, is a parraking of the Body of Chrift; and likewise the Cup of Blessing is a partak
ing of the Blood of Christ. :) 4. Transubstantiation (or the Change of the
Substance of Bread and Wine) in the Supper
of the Lord, cannot be prov'd by Holy Writ. ::.5. Transubstantiation is repugnant to the plain i Words of Scripture, overthroweth the Nature .. of a Sacrament, and hath given occasion to
i many Superftitions. . 6. The Body of Christ is given, taken, and eat
en in the Supper only after an Heavenly and " Spiritual Manner.: i :... . 7. The Mean whereby the Body of Christ is re
ceived and eaten in the Supper, is Faith. 1 8. The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was not
by Christ's Ordinance reserved, carried about, lifted up, and worshipped.').
- The First Proposition. See the Three laft Paragraphs fave one, of the First Chapter of the First
Part of Mr. Kettlewell on the Sacrament, which be- gin at Thirdly, and that is in Ratification of a League of Love and Friendship, &c.
The Second Proposition. See the First Chapter of the First Part of Mr. Kettlewell on the Sacrament, and Bishop Wake's Commentary on the Catechism, Sect. 46.imo in
... c'' r -- The Third Proposition. Of Worthiness and Unworthiness to receive, see the Second, Third and Fourth Chapters of the First Part of Mr. Kettlewell on the Sacrament; and the Fifcy first section of Bifhop Wake's Commentary on the Sacrament. The Blesfing bestowed on Worthy Receivers, our Article
I expreffes in St. Paul's own Words, 1 Cor. 10. 16.
See Article 25. Prop. 9. and the Forty eighth Section of Bishop Wake's Commentary on the Catechifm. : The Fourth Proposition. See the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Chapters of the Second Part of the Confutation of Popery, : The Fifth Propofition. 1. That Transubstantiation is repugnant to the plain Words of Scripture, appears from St. Paul's Saying, we are all Partakers of t bat one Bread, 1 Cor. 10. 17. and as often as ye. eat this Bread, 1 Cor. 11. 26. so that 'tis Bread, and not Chrift's Flesh, even when we eat and partake thereof. Parity of Reason proves the same of the Winę. -See also the Forty ninth Section of Bishop Wake's
Commentary on the Catechism. 2. That Transubftandiation overthrows the Nature of a Sacrament, is evident, because it supposes what we eat and drink to be, not the Sign, but the Thing signified. 3. It has also given Qccafion to many Superstitions. That it has given Occasion to abominable Idolatry, is evident from the Adoration of the Host, which is grounded on it. But tho’Idolatry is worse than Superstition, yet'tis different from it. Wherefore for the Proof of this Branch of the Propofition, let it be confidered, 1. That in Cases of imminent Danger, or great Calamities, the Hoft is expos'd
the Papists to appease God's Anger, and prevent or remove his Judgments. 2. Confider the following Passage of a moft eminent Saint and Scholar of the Roman Communion. Si mus aut aliud animal propter negligentem cuftodiam fpecies facramenti comederit : ille per cujus negligentiam hoc accidit, debet quadraginta diebus penitere,ut dicitur, de Consecr. dift. 2. Qui bene. Debet "autem his diebus penitere modo di&to in Sect. Si Sanguis Chrifti. ait Thomas in Scriptis. Et debet mus capi, la