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s.

§

296.

And

4.

as

to the Charitable

Applications excepted .againft

in_

Bapdfm,

Confirmation,

the

Lord's

Supper, Abfolution of

the

Sick

and

Burial, they

fay

they

are but

Poch as

according to the Judgment of

Charity

we

may

ufe

:

And

if

there

be any

fault, it

is

not

in

the Common Prayer

Book,

which

ufeth

but

inch words

as

are

fit

to

be oled by

the Members of

i

he

Church

:

but it

is

in

the Canons and

Difcipline

of the 'Church ,

which

fùffereth unfit

.

Perfòns to

be Church

-

Members.

§

297.

And

s.

as

for

the

Ceremonies,

they

fay,

n

That

Kneeling.is freed from

all fufpicion

of

Idolatry,

by

the annexing

of

the Rubrick

out of

King Edward the

Sixth's Common Prayer

Book

:

which thocgh the Convocation

refukd,

yet the

Parliament annexed

;

and they are the

Impofers,

and it

is

their

fence

that

we

mutt

ffand

to.

And

as

it

is

lawful

to

Kneel in

accepting

a fealed

Pardon

from

the

King,

by

his

Meffenger,

fo

is

it in accepting

a Pealed

Pardon

from God,

with the

Inee-

Ititure

of

our

Priviledges.

§

298.

And

2.

they

fay

that the

Surplice

is as

lawful

as a

Gown,

it being

not

impofèd primarily

becaufe fignificant, but becaufe

decent,

and fecondarily

as

figni-

ficant

(

fay fofne

)

t

Or

as

others

fay,

It

is

the better and fitter to be impofed,

be-

caufe

it

is

fignificant}

and that God hath no where forbidden fuel' Ceremo-

nies..

4

299. And

3.

for

the

Crofs

in

BaptiSn, they

fay

that

it

is

no part

of

the

Sacra

ment of

Baptifm, but an

appendant Ceremony

:

that

it

is

the

better

for

being

figni-

ficant

:

that it

is

but a

tranfent

Image, and

not

a

fixed,

much

lets

a

graven

Image;

and

is

not adored

:

that

it

is

but

a

profejngfgn,

as

words are,

or

as

flanding up,

or

bolding up the hand

;

and not

any

Seal

of

God's part

of

the Covenant

;

and

though

it be called

in

the Canons

a

Dedicating.

Sign,

it

is

but

as

it

tgnifieth the

A-

rion

of the

Perfon

or the

Church,

and

not

as

it

fignifieth

the

A

&ion of God recei-

Vg

the dedicated

Perfon: And

home

fay,

That it cannot

be

de

denied

but that

according to the

old

and common

ufe

of

The word

[Sacrament]

as a

Military En-

gagement, it

is

a

Sacrament ;

yet it

is

not

pretended to

be

a.

Divine,

bur

a

Humane

Sacrament,

and

fuch are lawful

:

it

being in

our

definition

of

a

Church Sacrament

that

it

is

[Ordained

b

Cbrift himfelf

]

:

And

though Man may

not

invent

New

Sa-

craments,

as

God's

Pealing

or

invelling Signs, and

fo

pretend that

to be

Divine

which

is

not

;

yet

man may invent

New Human

Sacraments, which

go

no further

than

the

tgnifying

oftheir

own

Minds and A&ions.And they fay,Thar

if

fuch

my.

ftical

Signs

as

there had

been

unlawful, it

is

a

thing incredible that the

-

Univerlal

Church

fhould rife

fuch,

as

far

as

can

be found, from

the

Apoffles days ; even

the

Milk

and Honey and

Chrylm and White Garment at

Baptifm, and the Station

on

the

.Lord's Days, and the

oft ufe

of

the

Crofs ; and

that

Chris

Ihould have

nó one

W

imefs

that.

would ever

ferupleor contradi&them, either among the Orthodox, or

the'

Hereticks,

as

far

as

anyRecords

of

Antiquity do makeknown.

§;oo.

7.

The

feventh

Controverfeisabouttheir ownpra

&ice

in

Adminiflrati-

ons

and Church Difcipline. And

r.

that they

muff

Minilterially deny

the Sacra-

ment

of

Baptifm

to

all

Children,

whofe Parents will

nothave them

ufe

the

Crofs,

they

fay that it

is

the

Church

that

refufeth

them

by

Law,

and

not they,

who are

by

the Law

difabled from

receiving

them. .2. The

fame they

fay

of

their

refilling to,

give

the Lord's

Supper

to any that

will

not

kneel

in the Reception of it. They

fay

that

it

is

better to Adminiffer the Sacraments

to

fome,

than to

none at

all

!

which

they mutt do

if

they

refute

not

them that kneel not.

3.

And

for

the

giving

of

the

Sa-

craments ofBaptifm and the Lord's Supper

to the

unworthy

(for

all

are forced to ufe

them)

they

fay,

that

the Infants of

all

in the Church have

right

to

Baptifm, at leaft

for their

Anceltor's

fake,

and

for

the Godfathers

and Godmothers, or

theChurches

fake

:

And

for

the Lord's Supper, they have power to

put

away

all

that

are proved

impenitent in

notorious

Scandal.

3or. Having told you what the

Conformists

fay

for themfelves (asfaithfully

as

will

Sand with

brevity)

before

I

proceed, I

think it

belt to

fet

down here the

words,

1.

Of

the

Covenant;

2,

Of

the Subfcription and Declaration;

3.

Of

the

Oath

of

Canonical'

Obedience,

before yotir Eyes

;

that

while

the

Subje&

of

the

Controverfe

is

before you, the.

Controverte it

feif may

be

the better underltood.

And I

fùppofe

the Reader

to have all the

Books before

him

to

which we are requi-

ted. co.Affen:..

The