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P

A

K

T

II:

Reverend

Mr.

Richard

Baxter.

329

Of

Confirmation.

The lait Rubrick

before the

Catechifm.

BD

that

no

an

fiait

think

A

abat

anp Detriment

than

come

to Mullen

bp

Deferring

of

their

Confirmation,-

he

Matt

knot)

fog

truth, that

it

tg Certain

bp

0)11'0

woo,

that

Chil.Dnett

being úaptt,

;e0,

babe

ait

tljmgD neceifarp

lot

th

it

Cal atton,

anD

be

unDonbt

A

Lthough we charitably fuppofe

the

meaning

of

thefe words

was

only

to

exclude the

neceety

of

any other

Sacra-

ments

to

baptized

Infants; yet

thefe

words

are dangerous

as

to

the mifleading

of

the Vulgar, and therefore

we delire they

may

be

expunged.

Rubrick after

the Catechifm.

ß,ío

faon

au the

¢bttnlen

can lap

We conceivethat

it

is

not

a

fufficient

in

their

t 3Other,tOngue

the

lint,

qualification

for Confirmation,that

le

Chil-

cieO

of the

faith,

the

ILO2Dfi

ap.

dren

be

able

memorizer

to

repeat

the

Ar-

et,

gut

the

fen

commanDhtento,

tides

of

the Faith,

commonly

called,

the

alto

can

autism

fueh

other

filuefft

Apoftles Creed, the Lord's

Prayer,

and

ong

of

tl)

íD

Iholt

gtateçljifm,

(K.

the

Ten

Commandments

,

and

to

an-

then

than thep

be

brought

to

the

fwer

to

fome

()me

ns

of

this

¡tort

Ca-

Taboo,

Dr. anD

the

113tthap

tbali

techifm ;

for

it

is

often found that

Chit-

Confirm

them

dren

are able

to do all

thisat four

or

five

years

old.

Idly,

It

croffes

what

is

faid

in

the

third

Reafon

of

the

firlt

Rubrick

before

Confirmation,

concerning the

ufage

of

the

Church

in

times

paff, ordaining that Confirmation

fhould

be

míniftred unto

them that were

of

perfeet Age,

that they being

inftruâed in

the

Chrillian

Religi-

on, fhould openly profefs

their ownFaith,

and promife

to

be obedient

to

the

Will

of

God.

And

therefore

(3dly),

we

delire that

none may

be

Confirmed

but ac-

cording to

his

Majelly's Declaration, viz.

That

Confirmation

be

rightly

and

folemnly

performed

by

the Information,

and with

the

Confetti

of

the

Minifler

of

the

place.

Rubrick

after the

Catechifm.

2!Lhen

¡ball tijep be

brought

t0

the

This

feems

to bring

in

another

fort

of

Tifirap

by one

that

Mail be

hig

Godfathers and

Godmothers,

befides

eotfatber,

of

BoDmotlbet.

tlrofe

made ufe

of

in

Baptifm

and we

fee

no

need

either

of

the one,

or

the

o-

ther.

The

Prayer before

the

Impofition

of

Hands.

MO

haft

boutljfafet

tO'

regen=

This

fuppofeth that

all

the

Children

rate

tbefe

the eserbantu

by

Water

who

are

brought

to

be

confirmed,

have

aim the

¡oip

Ohoff,

aun haft giben

the Spirit

of

Cbrifl,

and the

forgiveneß

of

unto them the feigiuenfls

Of

ate

all their

fine

:Whereas

a

great number

of

their

I

WO.

Children

at

that Age , having commit-

ted many

fins

finte their Baptifin,

do

lliew

no

Evkdence

of

ferious, Repentance,

or

of

any

fpeeiat

Sarin

Grace

And

therefore

this Confirmation

(if

adminiftted

to

fucb)

would

eb

a

perillous

andgroO

Abufe.

74,

ir.,,

a

f',L

w°1.

/v

,

y''

ar.,-

_

/

/..

,

c,..<,

rl

..

7cPn..,

/

/,f.

m,r

timbrick

before

the

Impofition

of

Hands.

Chen

the

'Ä3ilbop

fijail lap

bfgl

This

feems

to put

a

higher

value

up-

Iattb

on eberp ChM] fellerallp.

on Confirmation,

then

upon Baptifm

or

the Lord's

Supper

; for accordingto the

Rubrick

and

Order in

the Common

-

Prayer-Book

,

every Deacon may Baptize

,

omsl

every

Minifter

may confecrate

andadminifter

the Lord's Supper,

but

the

Bi-

fhop

only,

may

Confirm.

V

r

The