An Essay in Favour of the Ancient Practice of Giving the Eucharist to Children

An Essay in Favour of the Ancient Practice of Giving the Eucharist to Children

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1728 edition. Excerpt: ...And since this was often done when they were very young; "cis not unlikely they would as well make them partake in their other idolatrous customs, and particularly their feasts at the fame age. The prophet Jeremy seems to hint to us, that young children used to partake of those feasts which the Jews, when they fell into idolatry, kept in honour of the queen of heaven. The children Jer.vii. is. gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke me to anger. In which words he seems to express the zeal with which all sorts among them joined in the service; the men in making the fires, the women in making cakes, and they who were so little as to be able to do nothing else, yet picked up sticks to make the fire. And certainly this zeal of the children for the service is an argument, they used to have their part and share in the cakes and the drink offerings. The pleasure those idolatrous feasts had afforded them made them so ready, according to their capacity, to promote them. And when God by the fame prophet would set out the grievous wickedness of the Jews, he takes particular notice of the childrens affection to idolatry. The fin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, andJer. svii with the point of a diamond; it is graven upon the table 1, of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars. WIMfi their children remember their altars and their groves by the green trees upon the high hills. And was not, do we think, their tasting the sweet of those altars, the reason of their pleasant remembrance of them? Further, that children among the Gentiles used to partake of the sacrifices, may be probably enough gather' more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236580252