Excerpt from Essays on Several Controverted Subjects, in the Present Doctrines and Practices of Christian Churches, Vol. 6
Ye are Christ's disciples; his body was broken2 for you, his blood was shed for you, as represented in the Lord's supper; but ye must not do this in te-o membrance of him. He will come again to be glorified in you his saints, and admired in you who believe; till then glory ye in his cross; but ye must not show forth his death in the prospect of that glorious event. Ye are all members of the Lord's body, and, in him, of each other, and do really communicate together in the benefits derived from the breaking of the body, and sheddihg of the blood of the Redeemer; but ye must not communi cate together in the appointed representation and figure of this communion. Ye may and must have the same things exhibited in'doctrine, -in prayer, in praise, in discipline, in christian sympathy, and liberality, or in all these together, but by no means in this figure. See ye do it not, on pain of offending the Lord Jesus, and on pain of exclusion from the fellowship of his people.
A gloss so repugnant to the text, will not be easily supported. One so inconsistent in its dif ferent parts, will not be easily preserved entire. But his arguments in support of his ideas must be considered.
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