A Present to Families; A Practical Work on the Covenant of Grace, as Given to Abraham. Designed to Promote Family Religion

A Present to Families; A Practical Work on the Covenant of Grace, as Given to Abraham. Designed to Promote Family Religion

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...him.v Paul argues that we cannot live in in, because we are baptized into Christ. If he meant water baptism, then his argument is, we cannot live in sin because we are baptized with water. Who can believe that an inspired apostle would argue, that, because baptized with water, we cannot live in sin t Some of the worst sinners on earth are baptized with water. There is no likeness between the burial of Christ and any mode of baptism; and spiritual, and not water baptism, is intended in the passage. Hence it is abundantly evident that it contains no proof of immersion. None of the passages we have considered, contain any evidence of immersion, nor can any passages be produced from the new testament that will prove, to one ignorant of all modes of baptism, that either John the Baptist or the apostles baptized by immersion. II. The facts in the new Testament are against immersion. 1. John is represented as having himself baptized the inhabitants of Jerusalem, of Judea, and of the region round about Jordan. It appears that he had no assistance from his disciples, they "were all baptized of him." "I indeed," says he, "baptize you with water." He alone is called the Baptist, or more correctly, the Baptizer. No one man, unless sustained by miracle, could have immersed so many as John baptized. But "John did no miracle." The facts, in the case of John, are clearly against immersion. That he baptized F by a general effusion, or sprinkling, as Moses sprinkled the book and all the people, is more probable than any thing else. That he should have immersed a nation is incredible. 2. Three thousand were baptized on the day of Pentecost, Acts, ii. 41: "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized; and...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236638433
  • 9781236638434