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WORD BAPTIZO DEFINED,

AND THE

MODE OP BAPTISM

PROVED FROM THE

SCRIPTURES.

IN THREE PARTS.

Part 1. The mode of Baptism.
Part 2.-Scriptural qualifications necessary for baptism.
PART 3.-Infant baptism compared with the Scriptures.

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[Entered according to act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hun. dred and forty.]

Priated by C. Van Benthuysen, Albany,

BAPTISM.

“Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, “ And see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, If ye can find a man, if there be any (that executeth judgment,) " That seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it."

JER. V. 1.

PART FIRST.

THE MODE OF BAPTISM PROVED, AND THE MEANING OF THE

WORD "BAPTIZO” DEFINED FROM THE SCRIPTURES.

CHAPTER I. “One Lord, one faith, one Baptism."-Eph. IV., 5. The Scriptures inform us that whatsoever makes manifest, is light; and that every one that doeth righteousness, cometh to the light, but that every one that doeth evil, hateth the light (or that which makes manifest,) neither cometh to it, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Many are of an opinion that we are to disregard the sentiments of others upon disputed points in theology, and that all that is necessary for us to do, to find out the truth, is, that we examine the Scriptures without any regard to the opinions of others, and that the Holy Ghost will lead us into all truth. Whilst on the contrary, (so far from their opinion being correct,) St. Paul commands us not to despise prophesyings, (or the teachings of others,) but to prove all things, and to hold fast that which is good, (and the way to prove all things is for us to go to the law and the testimony,”) and if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” And, furthermore, the Berans were called noble not because they despised the teachings

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