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But if the Child were baptized by any other show he blamed those that wou'd lawful Minister, then the Minister of have kept them from him ; how christened, shall examine whether the he exhorieth all men to follow sarne hath been lawfully done. And if their innocency. Ye perceive the Minister shall find, by the answers how, by his outward gesture and were done as they ought to be; then deed, be declared his good will shall not he christin the Child again, toward them; for he embraced but shall receive himus one of the flock them in his arms, he laid his hands
of true Christiun People, saying ihus: I Certify you, that in this case upon them, and blessed them.
all is well done, and accord- Doubt ye roi therefore, but earn. ing unto due order, concerning estly believe, that he hath likewise the baptizing of this Child; who favourably received this present is now by baptism incorporated .fanl; that he hath embraced into the Christian Church: For him with the arms of his mercy; our Lord Jesus Christ doth not and, as he hath prvinised in his deny bis grnce and mercy unto oly.word, will give unto him the such Infants ; but most lovingly blessing of eternal lise, and make doth call them unto him, as the him Parlaker of his everlasting Holy Gospel doth witness to our kingdoni. Wherefore, we being comfort on this wise.
thus persuaded of the good will of ? Then the Minister shall say as follows: our heavenly Father, declared by
or else shall pass on lo the questions ad- his Son Jesus Christ, towards this dress:d to the Sponsors. Hear the words of the Gospel, voutiy give thanks unto him, and
infant, let us faithfully and dcwritten by St. Mark, in the tenth chapter, at the thirteenth verse. limself taught us.
say the Prayer which the Lord THEY brought young children
to Christ, that he should touch OUR Father, who art in Hea them; and his disciples rebuked Thy kingdom come; Thy Will
ven, Hallowed be thy Name, those who brought them. But
be done on earth, as it is in Heawhen Jesus saw it, he was inuch displeased, and said unto them. bread; And forgive us our tres
ven ; Give us this day our daily Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not ;
passes, as we forgive those who for of such is the kingdom of God respass against us; And lead us
not into leinptation; But deliver Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the king. i Then shali the Minister demand the
us fron evil. Amen. dom of God as a little child, he name of the Child; which bring by the shall not enter therein. And he Godfathers and Godmothers pronouno
cd, the Minister skall say as follows: nok them up in his and
tested DOST trou, in the nanje of this them.
all his works, the vain pomp and 1 After the Gospel is read, the Minister shall mark thisti.f Exhortatwn upon
glory ul ine: world, with all covethe words of the Gospel:
tous desires of the same, and the BELOVED, ye liear in this Gos- sinful desires of the flesh; so that
pel the words of our Saviour thou wilt not follow, nor be led Christ, that he commanded the by them ? children to be brought unto him ;!. Ans. I renounce them all; and,
by God's help, will endeavour not|him into thy holy Church. And to follow, nor be led by them. bumbly we beseech thee to grant,
Minis. Dost thou believe all the that he, being dead unto sin, and Articles of the Christian Faith, as living unto righteousness, and becontained in the Apostles' Creed? ing buried with Cbrist in his death, Ans. I do.
may crucify the old man, and utMinis. Wilt thou be baptized terly abolish the whole body of in this Faith?
sin; and that as he is made Par. Ans. That is my desire. laker of the death of thy Son, he
Minis. Wilt thou then obedi-may also be Partaker of his Reently keep God's holy will and surrection; so that finally, with commandments, and walk in the the residue of thy boly Church, same all the days of thy life? The may be an Inherilor of thine Ans. I will, by God's help. everlasting Kingdom, through
Then the Minister shall say, Christ our Lord. Amen.
mothers this Exhortation following:
promised by you, his Surea Cross Child's forehead. ken that hereafterties, to renounce the devil and all
not be his works, to believe in God, and ashamed to confess the faith of to serve him; ye must remember, Christ crucified, and manfully to that it is your parts and duties to fight under his banner, against see that this Infant be laught, so sin, the world, and the devil; soon as he shall be able to learn, and to continue Christ's faithful wbat a solemn vow, promise, and soldier and servant unto his life's profession he hath bere made by end. Amen.
you. And that he may know these 1 The same rule is to be observed here, as things the better, ye shall call up
to the Omission of the Sign of the Cross, on him to hear Sermons; and as in the Public Baptison of Infants chiefly ye shall provide, that he
T Then shall the Minister say, may learn the Creed, the Lord's SEEING now, dearly beloved Prayer, and the Ten Command
brethren, that this Child is ments, and all other things which regenerate, and grafted into the a Christian ought to know and be. body of Christ's Church; let us lieve to his soul's health; and that give thanks unto Almighty God this Child may be virtuously forthese benefits, and with one ac- brought up to lead a godly and a cord make our prayers unto him, Christian life: remembering al. that this Child may lead the rest of ways, that Baptism doth repre. his life according to this beginning. sent unto us our profession; which
T Then shall be said, all kneeling, is, to follow the example of our WE yield thee hearty thanks, Saviour Christ, and to be made
most merciful Father, that it like unto him; that as he died, and bath pleased thee to regenerate rose again for us, so should we, this Infant with thy Holy Spirit, who are baptized, die from sin, to receive him for thine own Child and rise again unto righteousness;
adoption, and 10 incorporate continually mortifying all our evil
and rupt affections, and daily, Father, and of the Son, and of the pruceii ing in all virtue and Holy Ghost (which are essential parts
of Baptism) ihen let the Minister bapgodine 38 of living.
tize it in the Form before appointed
for * Then shall he add, and say,
Public Baptism of Infants ;, saving YE are to take care that this that, at the dipping of the Child in the
Font, he shall use this form of Words: Child be brought to the Bishop TF thou art not already baptized, to be confirmed by him, so soon
N. I baptize thee in the name as he can say the Creed, the of the Father, and of the Son Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Com- and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. mandments, and is sufficiently in- " If Infant Baptism, and the receiving structed in the other parts of the of Infan's briptized in private, are to Church Catechism, set forth for be at the same time, the Minister may that purpose.
make the Questions to the Sponsors, and
the succeeding Prayers serve for both. 1 But if they who bring the Infont to the And again, after the Immersion, or
Church do make such uncertain Answers the pouring of Water, and the receioto the Minisier's Questions, as that it ing into the Church, the Minister may cannot appear that the Child was bapa use the Remainder of the Service for tized with water, in the Name of thel both.
THE MINISTRATION OF
themselves. 1 FF hen any such Persons as are of Riper Years are to be baptized, timely notice
shall be given to the Minister; that so due care inay be taken for their examination, whether they be sufficiently instructed in the principles of the Christiun R: ligion ; and that they may be exhorted to prepare themselves, with prayers and fasting, for the receiving of this Holy Sacrament. ? And if they shall be fourid fit, then the Godfathers and Godmothers (the People
being assembled upon the Sunday, Holy Day, or Prayer Day appointed) shall be ready to present them at the Font, immediately after the Second Lesson, either at Morning or Evening Prayer, as the Minister, in his discretion, shall think fit. And standing there, the Minister shall ask, IV hether any of the Persons herr present.
ed be baptized or no? If they shall answer, No; then shall the Blinister say thus : DEARLY beloved, forasmuch he will grant to these persons that
as all men are conceived and which by nature they cannot born in sin (and that which is have ; thət they may be baptized born of the flesh is flesh) and they with Water and the Holy Ghost, who are in the flesh cannot please and received into Christ's ho. God, hut live in sin, committing ly Church, and be made lively - many actual transgressions; and members of the same. our Saviour Christ saith, None
I Then shall the Minister say, can enter into the kingdom of God, except he be regenerate
and born anew of Water and ALMIGHTY and everlasting of the Holy Ghost ; I beseech God, who, ofthy great mercy, you to call upon God the Father, didst save Noah and his family in through our Lord Jesus Christ. the Ark from perishing by water, that of his louoteous goodness land also didst safely lead them
Let us prey.
children of Israel thy people written by Saint John, in the through the Red Sea, figuring third chapter, beginning at the thereby thy holy Baptisin ; and first verse : by the haptisin ofthy well-beloved, THERE was a man of the PhaSon Je us Christ in the river Juro risees, named Nicodemus, a dan, didst sanctify the element ruler of the Jews. The same of water, lo the inystical washing came to Jesus by night, and said away of sin ; we beseech thee, unto hin, Rabbi, we know that for thine infinite mercies, that thou art a Teacher come from thou wilt mercifully look upon God; for no man can do these these thy Serrants; wash them miracles that thou doesi, except and sanctify them with the Holy God be with him. Jesus answerGhost; that they, being delivered ed and said unto him, Verily, vefrom thy wrath, may be received frily, I say unto thee, Excepta man into the Ark of Christ's Church; he bor: again, he cannot see the and being steadfast in faith, joyful kingdom of God. Nicodemus through hope, and rooted in cha- saith unto him. How can a man rity, may so pass the waves of this be born when he is old ? can he troublesome world, that finally enter the second time into his they inay come to the land of mother's womb, and be born ? everlasting life; there to reign with Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I thee, world without end, through say unto thee, Escepi a man be Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. born of Water and of the Spirit, 1 Or this.
he cannot enterinto the kingdom A'
LMIGHTY and immortal of God. That which is born of
God, the aid of all who need, the flesh, is flesh; and that which the helper of all who flee to thee is horn of the Spirit, is Spirit. for succour, the life of those who Marvel not that I said unto ihee, believe, and the resurrection of Ye must be born again. The wind the dead; we call upon thee for voweth where it listeth, and thou these Persols, that they, coming to bearest the sound thereof; but thy holy Baptism, may receivecaust not tell whence it comcth, remission of their sins, by spiritual and whither it goeth : so is every regeneration. Receive them, one that is born of the Spirit. Lord, as thou hast promised by 1 After which he shall say this Exhortation thy well-beloved Son, saying, Ask.
following and ye shall receive; seek, and BELOV EV, ye hear in this Gosye shall find; knock, and it shall pel the espress words of our be opened unto you : So now Saviour Christ, that, except a man give unto us who ask; let us who be born of Water and of the Spirit, seek, find, open the gate unto he cannot enter into the kingdom as who knock'; that these. Persons of Gind. Whereby ye may per may enjoy the everlasting bene- ceive the great necessity of this diction of thy lieavenly washing, Sacrament, wbere it may be had. and may come to the eternal king. Likewise, iminediately before his dop which thou hast promised by ascension into heaven, (as we Christ our Lord. Amen. read in the last chapter of Saint
Then the Minist. I shall say, Mark's Gospel,) he gave com Hear the words of the Gospel,'mand to his disciples, saying Go
je into all the world, and preachdevoutly give thanks to him, and the Gospel in every creature. He say, that believeth, and is baptized, ALMIGHTY and everlasting ahall be saved; but he that be- God, heavenly Father, we lieveth not, shall be damned : give thce humble thanks, for that Which also showeth unto us the thou hast vouchsafed to call us to great benefit we reap thereby. the knowledge of thy grace, and For which cause Saint Peter the faith in thee: Increase ihis know.' Apostle, when upon his first Icdge, and confirm this faith in us preaching of the Gospel many evermore. Give thy Holy Spirit were pricked at the heart, and to these Persons, that they may be said to him and the rest of the born again, and be made Heirs of Apostles, Men and brethren, what everlasting salvation, through our shall we do? replied, and said Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth unto them, Repent and be bap- and reigneth with thee and the tized every one of you, for the Holy Spirit, now and for ever remission of sins, und ye shall Amen. receive the gift of the Holy " Then the Minister skall speak to the Ghost : For the promise is to
Persons to be baptized on this wise : you and your children, and to all WELL-BELOVED, who are that are afar off, even as many as
come bither desiring to rethe Lord our God shall call. And ceive holy Baptismı, ye have heard with many other words exhorted how the Congregation hath pray. he them, saying, Save yourselves ed, that our Lord Jesus Christ from this untoward generation. would vouchsafe lo receive you For, as the same Apostle testifieth and bless you. to release you of in another place, even baptism your sins, to give you the king. doth also now save us, (not the dom of heaven, and everlasting putting away of the filth of the life. Ye have heard also that our Hesh, but the answer of a good Lord Jesus Christ hath promised conscience towards God,) by the in his holy Word, to grant all, resurrection of Jesus Christ. those things that we have prayed Doubt ye not therefore, but ear-for; which promise he, for his nestly believe, that he will favour-part, will most surely keep and ably receive these présent Per. perform. Wherefore, after this sons, truly repenting, and coming promise made by Christ, ye must unto him hy faith ; that he will also faithfuily, for your part, in grant them remission of their sins, the presence of these your Wit. and bestow upon them the Holy nesses, and this whole CongregaGhost; that he will give them the tion, promise and answer to the blessing of e!ernal life, and make following Questions : them Parlakers of his everlasting The Minister shall then demand of the kingdom. Wherefore, we heing thus per.
Question being considered as addressed
to thom severully, and tre Answers to suaded of the good will of our be made accordingly. heavenly Father toward these
Question. Persons, declared by his Son Je, Dost thou renounce the devil sus Christ, let us faithfully and! and all his works, the rain