The Plain Bible, and the Protestant Churh [Sic] in England [A Sermon]. with Reflections on Subjects of Religious Controversy

The Plain Bible, and the Protestant Churh [Sic] in England [A Sermon]. with Reflections on Subjects of Religious Controversy

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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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...them to come unto me, for of such is the "kingdom of heaven;"--when St. Paul says expressly, that the children of believers are " holy;"--can any one presume to say, that a child so dying after having been baptized, and admitted into the body of Christ's Church, will not be received into heaven, and that Christ himself and St. Paul have said what we are Not to believe? If a child, then, so dying, be received into the kingdom of heaven, the Church, in that case, I think, without dispute, must be justified in calling that child " regenerated." But as it is impossible the Church should know whether the child would die or not before actual sin, she applies the word "regenerated" to it, as it is charitably presumed to be after baptism, when she publicly receives it into the communion of Christ's Church, and in this confidence considers and pronounces it regenerated from Adam's sins. If it live, the rest belongs to God, who only knows whether it be regenerated, or not. Nothing is said here about that renovation which follows the awakened conscience, when " we call our ways u to remembrance." These emotions no one can deny, or the presence of that Spiritual Comforter, without which the heart cannot be effectually turned to God in maturer age. But here the greatest caution is to be observed: our actual sins may be more or less; and the feelings of the heart must be very different, whether, like St. Paul, we may have breathed out slaughter, or, like Timothy, been early instructed in the Faith, concerning whom, we read, that he was circumcised; but as nothing is said of his baptism or regeneration, we may infer it took place in infancy. The objections I have seen to the Funeral Service, or the Sacrament of...
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  • English
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