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Ater of the same Parish did as the Holy Gospel doth witbimself baptize that Child, the ness to our comfort on this Congregation may be certified wise. of the true form of Baptism, q Then the Minister shall say as by him privately before ujed : " follows : or else shall pass on İn which cafe he mall say thus,
to the questions addressed to Certify you, that accord
the Sponsers. ing to the due and pre- Hear the words of the Gofscribed Order of the Church, pel, written by St. Mark, in at fr.ch a time and at such a place, the tenth Chapter, at the thirbefore divers witnesses, I bap- teenth Verse. tized this Child.
HEY brought young But if the Child were bapti
children to Christ, that zed by any other lawful Mini- he should touch them; and fter, then the Minister of the his disciples rebuked those who Parish where the Child was brought them. But when Jeborn or christened, fall exa
sus saw it, he was much dismine whether the same hath pleased, and said unto them, been lawfully done. And if Suffer the little children to the Minister skall find, by the come unto me, and forbid answers of such as bring the them not; for of fuch is the Child, that all things were kingdom of God. Verily I done as they ought to be ; then say unto you, Whosoever shall shall not be chriften the Child not receive the kingdom of again, but Mall receive him as God as a little child, he shall one of the Flock of true Chrif- not enter therein. And he tian People, saying thus,
took them up in his arms, put
his hands upon them, and case all is well done, and according unto due order, After the Gospel is read, the concerning the baptizing of
Minister Mall make this brief this Child , who is now by
Exhortation upon the words of Baptism incorporated into the
the Gospel. Christian Church : For our ELOVED, ye hear in this Lord Jesus Christ doth not deny his grace and mercy unto Saviour Christ, that he comsuch infants; but most loving- manded the children to be ly doth call them unto him, brought unto hini ; how he
I blessed them.
blamed those that would have (Then shall the Miniser demand kept them from him ; how the Name of the Child; which he exhorteth all men to fol- being by the Godfathers and low their innocency. Ye per- Godmothers pronounced, the ceive how, by his outward Minister Mall say as follows: gesture and deed, he declared his good will toward them :
OST thou, in the name For be embraced them in his
of this Child, renounce arms, he laid his hands upon the vain pomp and glory of
the devil and all his works, them, and blefled them. Doubt ye not therefore, but the world, with all covetous earnestly believe, that he hath desires of the same, and the likewile favourably received sinful desires of the Aesh , so this present Infant ; that he that thou wilt not follow, nor hath embraced him with the be led by them? arms of his mercy; and as he
Answ. I renounce them all; hath promised in his holy and, by God's help, will enword, will give unto him the deavour not to follow, nor be blesling of eternal life, and led by them. make bim Partaker of his ever
Minift. Doft thou believe lafting kingdom. Wherefore, all the Articles of the Christian we being thus persuaded of Faith, as contained in the the good will of our heavenly Apostles Creed ? Father, declared by his Son
Answ. I do. Jesus Christ, towards this In
Minift. Wilt thou be bapfant, let us faithfully and de- tized in this Faith? voutly give thanks unto him,
Answ. That is my desire. and say the Prayer which the
Minift. Wilt thou then Lord himself taught us.
obediently keep God's holy
will and commandments, and UR Father, who art in walk in the same all the days
, Heaven, Hallowed be of thy life? thy Name ; Thy Kingdom
Answ. I will, by God's help. come; Thy Will be done on
Then the Minister shall fay, Earth, as it is in Heaven : Give us, this day, our daily E receive this Child bread, , and forgive us our
into the Congregatrespasses, as we forgive thole tion of Christ's Flock, and who trespass against us ; And * Here the Mi- do* sign bim with lead us not into temptation ; nisterschellomake the sign of the But deliver us from evil. Amen. Child's forehead. Cross; in token
that hercafter be shall not be his death, may crucify the ashamed to confess the faith old man, and utterly abolish of Christ crucified, and man- the whole body of sin ; and fully to fight under his ban- that as he is made Partaker of ner, against sin, the world, the death of thy Son, be may and the devil ; and to conti- also be partaker of his Resurnue Christ's faithful soldier rection ; so that finally, with and servant unto his life's the residue ofthy holy Church, end. Amen.
be may be an Inheritor of thine 9 The same Rule is to be observed Christ our Lord. Amen.
everlasting Kingdom, through here, as to the Omission of the Sign of the Cross, as in the Then, all standing up, the MiPublic Baptism of Infants. nister mall say to the GodfaThen shall the Minister say,
thers and Godmothersihis ExEEING now, dearly be
hortation following: loved brethren, that this ORASMUCH as
this Child is regenerate, and graft
Child hath promised by ed into the body of Christ's you his Sureties, to renounce Church ; let us give thanks the devil and all his works, to unto Almighty God for these believe in God, and to serve benefits, and with one accord him ; ye must remember, that make our prayers unto him, it is your parts and duties to that this Child may lead the see that this Infant be taught, rest of his life according to so soon as he thall be able to this beginning
learn, what a solemn vow,
promise, and profession he hath Then shall be said, all kneeling, here made by you. And that
E yield thee hearty be may know these things thanksmost merci- ye shall call
upon ful Father, that it hath pleaf- him to hear Sermons; and ed thee to regenerate this In- chiefly ye shall provide, that fant with thy Holy Spirit, to he may learn the Creed, the receive him for thine own Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Child by adoption, and to in- Commandments, andall other corporate him into thy holy things which a Christian Church. And humbly we ought to know and believe to beseech thee to grant, that he, his soul's health ; and that being dead unto fin, and liv- this Child may be virtuously ing unto righteousness, and brought up to lead a godly being buried with Christ in and a Christian life : remem
bering always, that Baptism it cannot appear that the Child doth represent unto us our was baptized, with Water, profession ; which is, to follow in the Name of the Father, the example of our Saviour and of the Son, and of the Christ, and to be made like Holy Ghost (which are ellertunto him ; that as he died, tial parts of Baptifm) then and rose again for us, so should let the Minister baptize it in we, who are baptized, die the Form before appointed for from fin, and rise again unto Public Baptism of Infants ; righteousness ; continually saving, thai at the dipping of mortifying all our evil and the Child in the Fort, be Mall corrupt affections, and daily use this Form of Words : proceeding in all virtue and
F thou are not already bapgodliness of living
tized, N. I baptize thee Then shall be add, and say, in the Name of the Father,
E are to take care that and of the Son, and of the
this Child be brought Holy Ghoft. Amen. to the Bishop to be confirmed by him, so soon as he can say If Infant Baptism, and the the Creed, the Lord's Prayer, receiving of Infants baptized and the Ten Commandments,
in private, are to be at the same and is sufficiently instructed
time, the Minister may make in the other parts of the
the Questions to the Sponsors Church Catechisin, set forth
and the succeeding Prayer serve for that purpose.
for both. And again, after
the Immer fion, or the pouring But if they who bring the In- of Water, and the receiving fant to the Church do make into the Church, the Minister such uncertain Answers to the may use the remainder of the Minister's Questions, as that Service for both.
OF BAPTISM To such as are of Riper Years, and able to answer for
When any such Perfons as are of Riper Years are to be bapti-
much as all men are Water and the Holy Ghost, conceived and born in sin and received into Christ's bo(and that which is born of ly Church, and be made lively the flesh is felh) and they who members of the same, are in the flesh cannot please q Then the Minister Mall say, God, but live in fin, com
Let us pray. mitting many actual transgressions ; and our Saviour LMIGHTY and everChrist faith, None can enter lasting God, who, of into the kingdom of God, thy great mercy, didst lave except he be regenerate and Noah and his family in the born anew of Water and of Ark from perishing by water; the Holy Ghoft; 1 befeech and also didst safely lead the you to call upon God the Fa- children of Israel thy people ther, ithrough our Lord Je: through the Red Sea, figufus Chrift, that of his boun- ring thereby thy, holy Bapteous goodness he will grant tifm ; and by the Baptism of to these Perfosis that which by thy: well-beloved Son Jesus nature they cannot have ; that Christ in the river Jordan,