Baxter - BX5202 B291 1679

[144] [Repentance whereby they forf4e fin, and faith whereby th?y ftedfa(l'y believe &c, are required of perfons to be baptized ( and not only that have been baptiz.ed) And yet that Infants that cannot do thipare to be baptized, becaufe [they promife them by their fureties,] and it is not fail becanfe they ji-ofefs to do them at prefent by their fureties. 2. The Child is baptized upon the under- taking of thefe perlons as fponfors or Cove- nanters, whofeparts and duties are thus expreí%d, [ 7'o fee that this infant be taught fo loon as he fhall be able to learn, what a folemn Tow, prornifé andprofefon he hath here made by you; and that he mayknow thefe things the better, ye(hail call upon him to hear fermons, and chiefly ye (hall provide that he may learn the Creed, the Lords prayer, and the ten Commandements, in the vulgar tongue, and all other things which a. ought to know and believe to his fouls health ; and that this Child may be brought up to lead a Godly and a Chri tian 3. The Conformists here are not agreed them- felves, what that fubje(ive individual Faith, renunciation and defiire are which the Infant at pre- fent PROFESSETH by his fureties : It is not that the Infant Both afually believe himfelf for the Catechifm confetfeth that he loth not. Nor is there any probability that he doth, unlels by miracle unknown. And if it be any ones faith e1Ce that the Infant then Proleff-th which is Impaera- tively his own, it is not agreed whop faith that is or mull- be ; whether the Godfathers, or the Churches,and what Churches; whether that Con- gregations, or the Dioceftbt Churches, or the Na- tional