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PART

II.

Revered

Mr

Richal:d Baxter.

Church

things

antecedently

unnegeffarÿ

upon fo

great

a

Penatty'as ExcIufk

n

fib

i

the

Communion.

Ego to

enjoyn

all

Minilters

to deny

to

all

that

date

nbt

kneel'

in

the

Reception

of

the Sacrament

is a

fìnfd

thing.,

The

Major

is

proved thus

:

That

which

is

contrary

to

the

exprefs

Determination

of

the Holy

Ghoit,

Ath t

ç. is

a finful thing.

But

to

Impofe

onthe

Church Things' antecedently unneceffary,'

uptm

fo,great

a

Penalty

as

Excluionfrom

Communion,

is

contrary to

the

exprefs Determinations

of

the Holy

Gholt,

Ash,

15.

a8.'

[

For

it flayed

good to

the

Holy

'Gbo

fi

and

to

4ïr,

fo

lay uponyou

no

greater

burden

tban

there

neoef9ary

things]

:

Ergo

it

is a

5nful thing..',;

IV.

To

crofs

that

great Rule

of

Charity

C

I

wi/(have

Mercy

and

not

Sacrifie;h

Sin.

But

to enjoyn

all

Minilters to deny'Commynion

to

all

that darenot kneelin

the

Reception

of

the Sacrament

,

is

to

crois

that great

Rule

of Charity

error

Ergo

it

is

a Sin.

The

Major

is

certain,

Chrilt

himfelf urging it twice upon the Ceremonious

hy-

pocritical Pharifees,

Matrh.9.t;.et Iz.

The

Minor

is

thus proved.

To

prefer

Sacrifice

beforeMercy (yea, an

unnecef

fary Ceremony

before

Sacrifice

and

Mercy)

is

a crOffing

of

that Rule.

But

to enjoyn

all

Minilters to

deny

Communion

to'

all

that

dare not kneel,in the

Reception

of

the Sacrament

is

to preferSacrifice before

Mercy, (yea,

an

ungeceffra-

ry

Ceremony before Sacrifice and Mercy

:

)'Ergo

it

is

a

croffing'of

thài

Rule.

The

Major

I

fuppofe will

not be denied

:

The Minor

is

thus proved

-

-'

r.

To

prefer this genuflexion

in

the Reception

of the

Sacrament, before

oisiJ

re-

threes Communion

with Chrilt

and

his

Church in the Sacrament, and

before

their

corroboration

and confolation

thereby,and

before

the preaching

of

the

Gofpel by

all

thofe Minilters that will be hereupon laid by,even'

*hen

many

Thoufands among

us

are in grefs ignorance

for

want

of means, and confequently before the Salvation

of

very

many,' and

the Worfhip

of

God

by

the Excluded,

is

to prefer

Sacrifice

be-

fore Mercy, yea,

an sinneceffary

Ceremony

before Sacrifice

andMercy.

But to enjoyn

all

Minilters to deny Communion to

all

that

;dare

not

kneel

in the

Reception

ofthe

Sacrament,

is

to

prefer this Genuflexion' before

all

ehele

things

:

Ergo

d

is

to prefer

Sacrifice before

Mercy;

yea, an

unnecefl'ary

Ceremony

before

Sacrifice and

Mercy.

2.

If the forbidding ofDavid and

his

Company to eat the Shew-bread, and tile

Petefts

in

the Temple to

break the Sabbath, and

the

Difciples to rob

out the

Coin,

would have

been

the preferring

of

Sacrifice

before

Mercy,

(as

here prohibited

),

then enjoyning

all

Minilters to deny Communion to

all

that dare not

kneel in

the

Reception

of

the

Sacrament,

is

to prefer Sacrifice before

Mercy

(in

the forbidden

fence).

But

the Antecedent

is

true;

Maitb.'12.

t,

2,

3,

4, ç,

6,

7.

''Ergo

fo

is

the Con-

fequent,

V.

To

life

the

Power to Deftruetion which

is

given

to be

ufed

to

Edification,

is

únjoft.

But

tnenjoyn

all

Minilters to deny the Communion to

all

that

dare

not kneel in

the Reception of the Sacrament,

is

tout

the Power to Deftruétion which

is

given

to

healed

to Edification

Ergp,

To

enjoyn all

Minilters to deny the Communion to all

that

dare

not

kneel

inthe-Receptivo

of

the Sacrament,

is

unjull.-

--'

The

Major

is

preyed

z

Cor.

ro.

8.

&

r3.

so..

Rom.

15.2.

x

Car.

24.

z6.

Rom.

14,

o

For the

Minor Pfftaf

prove

it, r.

As

of the

Deftr

etion

of the Perfon;

'a.

Of

many :whets;

3.

Of

the

Church it felf

I.

To

uie this

Power

to

deprive many

Thoufands

of

their Communion' with

Chri(t

and

his

Church in the Sacrament

of

his

Bodyand

Blood, and confequent-

ly

of

ad the Benefits

thereof,

is

to efe

it

to the

Deltru

&ion

of

chofe

Mens

Soul,.

But

to

enjoyn

all

Minilters to deny Communion to

all

that

dare

not

kneel in

the Reception

of

the Sacrament,

is

to

ufe

this

Power to

deprive many Thoufands

of

their Communion

with Chrift

and

his

Church, in the Sacrament of

his

Body

Ana

and