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CHAP. XXIX.

Of Baptism.

1. Baptism is an Ordinance of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ, to be unto the party Baptized, a sign of his fellowship with him, in his death, 457457Rom. 6.3,4,5. Col. 2.12. Gal. 3.27.and resurrection; of his being engrafted into him; of 458458 Mar. 1.4. Act. 26.16. [Note: it appears that the reference to Acts 26:16 in the original manuscript is an error. Most modern versions have Acts 22:16 which seems more relevant.]remission of sins; and of his 459459 Rom, 6.2,4.giving up unto God through Jesus Christ to live and walk in newness of Life.

2. Those who do actually professe 460460 Mar. 16.16. Act. 8.36,37.repentance towards God, faith in, and obedience, to our Lord Jesus, are the only proper subjects of this ordinance.

3. The outward element to be used in this ordinance 461461 Mat 28.19,20. with Act. 8.38.is water, wherein the party is to be baptized, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

4. Immersion, or dipping of the person 462462 Mat. 3.16. Joh. 3 23.in water, is necessary to the due administration of this ordinance.


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