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to continue Christ's faithful | T Then, all standing up, the Minister shall soldier and servant unto his
his use this Exhortation following; speaking
to the Godfathers and Godmothers first. life's end. Amen.
FORASMUCH as these perT The same rule, as to the omission of the sign of the cross, is to be observed here, as
sons have promised, in your in the Baptism of Infants.
presence, to renounce the devil I Then the Minister shall say, and all his works, to believe in SEEING now, dearly beloved God, and to serve him ; ye brethren, that these persons are
must remember, that it is your regenerate, and grafted into the part and duty to put them in body of CHRIST's Church: let mind, what a solemn vow, us give thanks unto ALMIGHTY promise, and profession, they God for these benefits, and with have now made before this one accord make our prayers |
congregation, and especially unto him, that they may lead before you their chosen wit. the rest of their life according nesses. And ye are also to call to this beginning.
upon them to use all diligence
to be rightly instructed in q Then shall be said the Lord's Prayer, all kneeling.
God's holy word ; that so they
may grow in grace, and in the OUR Father, who art in hea
knowledge of our Lord JESUS ven, Hallowed be thy Name;
Christ; and live godly, rightThy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth, as it is in
eously, and soberly, in this
present world. heaven; Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our
1 And then speaking to the baptized persons,
he shall proceed and say, trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us ; And
AND as for you, who have lead us not into temptation; But
now by baptism put on CHRIST, deliver us from evil. Amen.
it is your part and duty also,
| being made the children of God WE yield thee humble thanks, and of the light, by faith in O heavenly Father, that thou JESUS CHRIST, to walk answerhast vouchsafed to call us to ably to your Christian calling, the knowledge of thy grace, and as becometh the children and faith in thee: increase this of light; remembering always, knowledge, and confirm this that Baptism representeth unto faith in us evermore. Give thy us our profession; which is, holy Spirit to these persons; to follow the example of our that being now born again, and Saviour CHRIST, and to be made heirs of everlasting sal- made like unto him; that as he vation, through our Lord JESUS died, and rose again for us, so CHRIST, they may continue thy should we, who are baptized, servants, and attain thy pro- die from sin, and rise again mises, through the same Lord unto righteousness; continually Jesus Christ thy Son; who mortifying all our evil and liveth and reigneth with thee, corrupt affections, and daily in the unity of the same HOLY proceeding in all virtue and SPIRIT, everlastingly. Amen. Igodliness of living.
It is expedient that every person thus baptized should be confirmed by the Bishop, so soon after his baptism as conveniently may be; that so he may be admitted to the Holy
Communion. f Whereas necessity may require the baptizing of adults in private houses, in consideration of extreme sickness; the same is hereby allowed in that case, And a convenient number of persons shall be assembled in the house where the Sacrament is to be performed. And in the exhortation, Well-beloved, &c. instead of these words, come hither desiring, shall be
inserted this word, desirous. 1 If there be occasion for the Office of Infant Baptism and that of Adults at the same time,
the Minister shall use the exhortation and one of the prayers next following in the Office for Adults; only, in the exhortation and prayer, after the words, these persons, and these thy serdants, adding, and these infants. Then the Minister shall proceed to the questions to be demanded in the cases respectively. After the immersion, or the pouring of water, the prayer shall be as in this service; only, after the words, these persons, shall be added, and these infants. After which the remaining part of each service shall be used; first that for Adults, and lastly that for Infants. If any persons, not baptized in their infancy, shall be brought to
ught to be baptized before they come to years of discretion to answer for themselves, it may suffice to use the Office for Public Baptism of Infants; or, in case of extreme danger, the Office for Private Baptism; only changing the word infant, for child, or person, as occasion requireth.
THAT IS TO SAY,
AN INSTRUCTION, TO BE LEARNED BY EVERY PERSON BEFORE HE BE
BROUGHT TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE BISHOP.
I walk in the same all the days WHAT is your name? of my life. Ans. N. or M.
Quest. Dost thou not think Quest. Who gave you this that thou art bound to believe, name?
and to do, as they have promised Ans. My Sponsors in Bap-for thee? tism; wherein I was made a Ans. Yes verily į and by member of Christ, the child God's help so I will: and I of God, and an inheritor of the heartily thank our heavenly kingdom of heaven.
Father, that he hath called me Quest. What did your spon- to this state of salvation, through sors then for you?
JESUS CHRIST our Saviour : Ans. They did promise and and I pray unto God to give vow three things in my name: me his grace, that I may conFirst, that I should renounce tinue in the same unto my the devil and all his works, the life's end. pomps and vanity of this wicked Catechist. Rehearse the artiworld, and all the sinful lusts cles of thy Belief. of the flesh; Secondly, that I
Answer. should believe all the articles of I BELIEVE in God the the Christian faith; And thirdly, Father Almighty, Maker of that I should keep God's holy heaven and earth: will and commandments, and! And in Jesus Christ his
only Son our Lord; Who was the likeness of any thing that conceived by the Holy Ghost, is in heaven above, or in the born of the Virgin Mary, Suffer-earth beneath, or in the water ed under Pontius Pilate, Was under the earth. Thou shalt crucified, dead, and buried ; not bow down to them, nor He descended into hell; The worship them: for I the LORD third day he rose from the dead; thy God am a jealous God, He ascended into heaven, And and visit the sins of the fathers sitteth on the right hand of God upon the children, unto the the Father Almighty ; From third and fourth generation of thence he shall come to judge them that hate me; and show the quick and the dead.
mercy unto thousands in them I believe in the Holy Ghost; | that love me, and keep my The holy catholic Church ; commandments. the communion of saints; The III. Thou shalt not take the forgiveness of sins; The resur- name of the LORD thy God in rection of the body, and the life vain : for the Lord will not everlasting. Amen.
hold him guiltless that taketh Quest. What dost thou chiefly his name in vain. learn in these articles of thy IV. Remember that thou Belief?
keep holy the Sabbath-day. Ans. First, I learn to believe Six days shalt thou labour, and in God the Father, who hath do all that thou hast to do; but made me, and all the world. the seventh day is the Sabbath
Secondly, in God the Son, of the LORD thy God: in it who hath redeemed me, and all thou shalt do no manner of mankind.
work, thou, and thy son, and Thirdly, in God the Holy thy daughter, thy man-servant. Ghost, who sanctifieth me; and and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, all the people of God.
and the stranger that is within Quest. You said that your thy gates. For in six days sponsors did promise for you, the LORD made heaven and that you should keep God's earth, the sea, and all that in commandments. Tell me how them is, and rested the seventh many there are.
day; wherefore the LORD Ans. Ten.
blessed the seventh day, and Quest. Which are they? hallowed it. Answer.
V. Honour thy father and THE same which God spake thy mother, that thy days may in the twentieth chapter of be long in the land which the Exodus, saying, I am the LORD LORD thy God giveth thee. thy God, who brought thee out! VI. Thou shalt do no murder. of the land of Egypt, out of the VII. Thou shalt not commit house of bondage.
adultery. I. Thou shalt have none other VIII. Thou shalt not steal. gods but me.
1 IX. Thou shalt not bear false II. Thou shalt not make to witness against thy neighbour. thyself any graven image, nor X. Thou shalt not covet thy
neighbour's house, thou shalt desire other men's goods; but not covet thy neighbour's wife, to learn and labour truly to get nor his servant, nor his maid, mine own living, and to do my nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any duty in that state of life unto thing that is his.
which it shall please God to Quest. What dost thou chiefly call me. . learn by these commandments ? Catechist. My good child,
Ans. I learn two things; my know this, that thou art not duty towards God, and my duty able to do these things of towards my neighbour.
thyself, nor to walk in the Quest. What is thy duty commandments of God, and to towards God?
serve him, without his special Ans. My duty towards God grace, which thou must learn is, to believe in him; to fear at all times to call for by him; and to love him with all diligent prayer. Let me hear, my heart, with all my mind, therefore, if thou canst say the with all my soul, and with all Lord's Prayer, my strength; to worship him ;
Answer. to give him thanks ; to put my OUR Father, who art in heawhole trust in him ; to call ven, Hallowed be thy Name ; upon him ; to honour his holy | Thy kingdom come; Thy will name and his word; and to be done on earth, as it is in serve him truly all the days of heaven ; Give us this day our my life.
daily bread; And forgive us our Quest. What is thy duty trespasses, as we forgive those towards thy neighbour ? who trespass against us ; And
Ans. My duty towards my lead us not into temptation; But neighbour is, to love him as deliver us from evil. Amen. myself, and to do to all men as Quest. What desirest thou of I would they should do unto God in this prayer? me: to love, honour, and Ans. I desire my Lord God, succour my father and mother: our heavenly Father, who is the to honour and obey the civil giver of all goodness, to send authority: to submit myself his grace unto me and to all to all my governors, teachers, people; that we may worship spiritual pastors, and masters : him, serve him, and obey him, to order myself lowly and as we ought to do: and I pray reverently to all my betters : unto God, that he will send us to hurt nobody by word or all things that are needful both deed: to be true and just in all for our souls and bodies; and my dealings : to bear no malice that he will be merciful unto nor hatred in my heart: to keep us, and forgive us our sins; and my hands from picking and that it will please him to save stealing, and my tongue from and defend us in all dangers evil speaking, lying, and slan- both of soul and body ; and dering : to keep my body in that he will keep us from all temperance, soberness, and sin and wickedness, and from · chastity : not to covet nor our spiritual enemy, and from
everlasting death : and this I | baptized, when by reason of trust he will do of his mercy their tender age they cannot and goodness, through our Lord perform them? JESUS CHRIST; and therefore I Ans. Because they promise say, Amen: So be it.
them both by their sureties ; Question.
which promise, when they come HOW many Sacraments hath to age, themselves are bound to CHRIST ordained in his Church? perform. · Ans. Two only, as generally Quest. Why was the Sacranecessary to salvation; that is ment of the Lord's Supper to say, Baptism, and the Supper ordained ? of the Lord.
Ans. For the continual reQuest. What meanest thou membrance of the sacrifice of by this word Sacrament ? the death of CHRIST, and of
Ans. I mean an outward and the benefits which we receive visible sign of an inward and thereby. spiritual grace, given unto us; Quest. What is the outward ordained by CHRIST himself; part or sign of the Lord's as a means whereby we receive Supper? the same, and a pledge to assure Ans. Bread and wine, which us thereof.
the LORD hath commanded to Quest. How many parts are be received. there in a Sacrament?
Quest. What is the inward Ans. Two; the outward part or thing signified ? visible sign, and the inward Ans. The body and blood of spiritual grace.
Christ, which are spiritually Quest. What is the outward taken and received by the visible sign or form in Baptism? faithful in the Lord's Supper.
Ans. Water ; wherein the Quest. What are the benefits person is baptized, In the name whereof we are partakers of the Father, and of the Son, thereby ? and of the Holy Ghost. | Ans. The strengthening and
Quest. What is the inward refreshing of our souls by the and spiritual grace ?
body and blood of Christ, as Ans. A death unto sin, and our bodies are by the bread and a new birth unto righteousness : wine. for being by nature born in sin, Quest. What is required of and the children of wrath, we those who come to the Lord's are hereby made the children Supper? of grace.
Ans. To examine themselves, Quest. What is required of whether they repent them truly persons to be baptized ? of their former sins, steadfastly
Ans. Repentance, whereby purposing to lead a new life ; they forsake sin; and faith, have a lively faith in God's whereby they steadfastly believe mercy, through Christ, with the promises of God made to a thankful remembrance of his them in that Sacrament. death ; and be in charity with
Quest. Why then are infants | all men.