"Welcome, Englishmen"; Or, Pilgrims, Puritans and Roger Williams Vindicated and His Sentence of Banishment Ought to Be Revoked

"Welcome, Englishmen"; Or, Pilgrims, Puritans and Roger Williams Vindicated and His Sentence of Banishment Ought to Be Revoked

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...up unconverted, but by virtue of their infant baptism, felt that they had a right thereby, to have their infants baptized; and a right to vote, (tho' not church members, and could not be tho' baptized; because they were not converted;) and yet according to the " Platform," the church consisted in part, of them. Herc was a dissolving dilemma, for the Magistrates, and Elders. And yet the Puritans wondered that the "world couldn't understand them." SECTION 2.--MORE SYNODICAL WORK. The Fourth; New England Synod was called to meet in Boston, in 1662. The absurd " Half-way-Covenant," "created noises about the Temple," equal to those caused by the Hutchinsons, which made the First Synod, necessary; and the Ministers of the country were obliged to give heed to them. "Yea it met with such opposition as could not be encountered with any thing less than a Synod of Elders; and Messengers; from all the churches of Massachusetts Bay." The trouble with the Covenant, was, that nobody knew, where; " half-way," was. The First Great Question conscientiously before the Synod---was--"Who are the Subjects of Baptism?" Answer I. "They that according to Scripture, are members of the visible church, and are the subjects of Baptism." Very lucid (P). Ans. 2. "The members of the visible Church, according to Scripture, are confederate visible believers, in particular churches, and their infant seed; i.e., children in minority, whose next parents, one or both, are in Covenant." This was pellucid. Ans. 3. "The Infant seed... when grown up, are personally under the watch; discipline; and government of that church." Ans. 4....show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236868579
  • 9781236868572