AXTON. 157 matician, making crosses, any more than it is in his making lines and angles. B. You would take away the liberty of the church, to establish or alter these things. A. The church is the spouse, and bath no authority to introduce any thing that will dishonour Jesus Christ, her true husband. B. Hath not the church liberty to use the font, or the bison, or both ? A. The church may use that which is necessary, to hold the water for baptism, as becometh the institution of Christ. B. But 1 can shewyou that matters of greater importance were altered by the apostles themselves. A. What are they? B. That they might not baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. A. Do you mean that the apostles did not always baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost ? B. Yes ; and I can shew you that they did not always use that form of words.-" For," it is said, 44 as yet the Holy Ghost was come upon noneof them, only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And he corn.: wander.' them to be baptized in the name of the Lord." A. Because they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus, does thatprove they were not baptized in the nameof the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost ? How can you from this, charge the apostles with altering the institution of their Master; they baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus ; therefore, you say, they did not baptize in the name of the Father, theSon, and the Holy Ghost. Because one part of the action is mentioned, does that prove they did not attend to the other parts ? C. You may not take such advantage of my lord. B. I didnot say, that the apostles did not baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost ; but that it was probable they did not. A. Yes, you said you could shew this ; and you have not shewn it to be certain, or even probable. B. The cross, you say, is no part of baptism: onlyan addition to the sacrament. What say you then of the sig- nification of the cross ? A. To use such signs, tokens, or instructionsin the service of God, which are only the inventionsof men, isthe fancy of papists. And they draw us not unto the spiritual service of God, but from it.