Hoadly - BX5136 H6

62 The Reàfnablenef excitingfignifrcation. For no grace is at- tributed to it. Nor is thefigning the Infant with thisfignappointed to work any grace; but only to fignify that the Infant, as a Chris ian, is obliged to confefs and wor- Ihip a Crucifi'd Saviour manfully and conflantly. And what is here ofa New Sacrament in your own fenfe ofthe word? Here is indeed an outward andvifible fign but not a fign of an inward and fpiritual grace ; not pretended to be ordained by Chrif ; not ufed, or in the leaft meant, asa means whereby we receive any grace, or, a ()ledge to cure us thereof. Go from the Common-Prayer Book to theCanon ; explain it as rigidly as poffible, fo as to make it contradict it felt, and the molt natural meaning of the words in our fervice; and, after all, I am fure it is impoflible to make out this charge. And after this, I flail only ask one Queílion. Do you think, in your confciences, that any Re- formed Divines, either of this Church, or any other, with whomyou agree in your notions about a Sacrament , would ever have begun, or maintain'd, a charge a- gainfl the Church of Rome for making New Sacraments, upon fuch a foundation as you f1äí1 continue to do againfl the Church