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II. Rafitism after Christ's resurrection. Matt. xxvfii. 18, 19. All power is given unto me in heaven, and in earth. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. ,
Ver. 20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always even unto the end of the world.
Mark xvi. 16. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.
John iii. 5. Jesus said, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Acts ii. 38. Peter said, repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins.
Ver. 41. They that gladly received his word, were baptized.
viii. 12. When those who had been deceived by Simon Magus believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
Ver. 13. Simon believed also and was baptized.
Acts viii. 36. The eunuch said to P' dereth me to be baptized.
Ver. 37. Philip said, if thou believest with all thine heart thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
Ver. 38. And they went both down into the water, and Philip baptized him.
x. 47. Peter said, can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized which have received the Holy Ghost.
Ver. 48. And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord.
xvi. i5. Lydia whose heart the Lord touched, and her houshold, were baptised.
Ver. 33. The jailor, and all his, were baptized. •
xix. 5. Some that had been baptized with John's baptism, were again baptized in the name of tjie Lord Jesus.
xxii. 16. Ananias said unto Saul, why tarriest thou? Arise and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. Cb. ix. 18. And he arose and was baptized.
Rom. vi. 3. As many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ, were baptized into his death.
Ver. 4. Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death, that like as Christ was raised up from the dead, by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
1 Cor. i. 14. Paul baptized Crispus and Gaius.
Ver. 16. He baptized also the house of Stephanus.
Ver. 17. Christ sent him not to baptize but to preach the gospel.
xii. 13. By one Spirit we are all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, bond or free.
Gal. iii. 27. As many of you as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ.
Ver. 28. Ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Col. ii. 12. Ye are buried with Christ in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with hjjnri through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
'I it. iii. 5. He saved us by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
Heb. vi. 1,2. Baptism is one of the principles of the doctrine of Christ, along with the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
1 Pet. iii. 20. In the ark eight persons were saved.
Ver. 21. The like figure wereunto baptism doth now save us (not the putting away the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
THE LORD'S SUPPER.
Sec The passover instituted to the Jews. Eifod. Ch. xi. To be eaten by all of them, even by some that were unclean.
Numb. ix. 6 to 11. And was eaten by some such. 2 Chron. xxs.
1 Cor. v. 7. Chrifct our passover is sacrificed for us, therefore let us keep the feast.
III. The institution of the, Lord's Supper. Matt. xxvi. 26. As Jesus ind his disciples were eating the passover, Jesus took bread and blessed it and brake it, and gave it to the disciples and said, take eat, this is my body. Luke xxii. 19. Which is given for you, this do in remembrance of me.
Ver. 27. And he took the cup and gave thanks, and gave it to them saving, drink ye all of it.
Ver. 28. For this is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed fur the remission of sins.
Ver. 29. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruilof the wine, until that day, when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. See the parallel places. Mark xiv. 22 to 25. i.uke xxii. 14 to 21.
Saint Paul's acccunt of the Lord's sufiper is—1 Cor. xi. 23. I have received of the Lord, that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed took bread,
Ver. 24. And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, take eat, this is my body which is broken for you, this do in remembrance of me.
Ver. 25. After the same manner also he took the cup when he had supped, saying, this cup is the New Testament in my blood, this do ye as oft as ye drink it in remembrance of me.
Ver. 26. for as oft as ye eat this bread and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death tiil he come.
IV. It is to be received frequently. Acts ii. 42. The primitive Christians continued stedfastly in the apostles doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread and prayers.
xx. 7. On the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them. Ver. 11.
V. is to be received with suitable preparation. 1 Cor. v. 7. Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump as ye are unleavened: for even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.
1 Cor. v. 8. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with the o!d leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
x. 3. Our fathers did all eat the same spiritual meat.
Ver. 4. And did all drink the same spiritual drink, (for they drank of that spiritual rock that followed them, and that rock was Christ.)
1 Cor. x. 5. With many of them God was not well pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
Ver. 6. These things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things as they lusted.
Ver. 7. Neither be ye idolaters as some of them were.
Ver. 8. Neither lei us commit fornication, as some of them did.
Ver. 9. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them tempted.
Ver. 10. Neither murmur, as some of them murmured.
Ver. 14. Flee from idolatry.
Ver. 16. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? the bread which we break is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
Ver. 17. For we being many are one bread, and one body, for we are all partakers of that one bread.
Ver. 20. The things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils and not to God, and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
Ver. 2!. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils, ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
Ver. 31. Whether ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Ver. 32. Give none offence, to Jews nor to Gentiles,-nor to the church of God.
xi. 27. Whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and Wood of the Lord.
1 Cor. xi. 28. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
Ver. 29. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. See abuses of this ordinance committed by the Corinthians reproved and threatened in this Chap, from ver. 17 to 23, and from ver. 30 to 32. See Mai. L 7. The wicked say, the table of the Lord is contemptible.
Portions of Scripture affording statable matter of meditation, at, before, and after receiving the Sacrament.
Ps. cxvi. 6, 12, 13, 14. Song ii. 3, 4—v. 1. Isa. xxv. 6 to 10
lv. 1. Rev. xxi. 6.—xxii. 17. John iv. 14.—vi. 35, 43, 51 to 63.
N. B. The preparation required to the acceptable receiving the Lord's supper, are those same qualifications that are required in acceptable prayer, which see at large in the chap, upon prayer. The sin, for which men ought to be excluded from this ordinance, are the same sins persisted in, for which the sacred scriptures allow that they should be excluded from Christian society, *n 1 declare that such shall be excluded out of the kingdom of heaven; which see in the various characters of sinners, and threats agninst them. Also see, Persons that cannot enter into the kingdom of God; and, Persons that shall be cast into the lake of fire.
I. THE S/iirit's influences upon the material and animal creation. Gen. i. 2. The Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Job xxvi. 13. By his Spirit he hath garnished the heavens.
xxxii. 8. There is a spirit in man, and the inspiration of th« AN tnightjr giveth understanding.
xxxiii. 4. The Spirit of God hath made me.
xxxiv. 14. If he gather unto himself his Spirit and his breath, all flesh shall perish together.
Ps. civ. 30. Thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created. Isa. xxxiv. 16. His Spirit hath gathered them, viz. the vultures to destroy.
II. The Spirit's influences ufion the minds of mankind. Upon the prophets.
Numb. xi. 25. The Spirit rested upon the seventy elders, and they prophesied.
Ver. 26. The Spirit of the Lord rested upon Edad and Medad, and they prophesied.
Ver. 29. Moses said, would to God, that all the Lord's people werf prophets, and that the Lord would put his Spirit upon them.
Numb. xxiv. 2. The Spirit of the Lord came upon Balaam, and he took up his parable and said, he.
1 Sam. x. 10. The Spirit of the Lord came upon Saul, and he pn> phesied. Ch. Nix. 23.
xix. 20. The Spirit of the Lord was upon the messengers of Saul, and they prophesied.
2 Sam. xxiii. 2. David said, the Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was on my tongue.
2 Chron. xx. 14. Upon Jahaziel came the Spirit of the Lord, in the midst of the congregation.
Neh. ix. 30. Thou testifiedst against them by thy Spirit, in the prophets.
Isa. xlviii. 16. The Lord God and his Spirit, hath sent me. I. 4. The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned. Ezek. ii. 2. The Spirit entered into me when he spake unto me. Ch. Hi. 24.
iii. 12. The Spirit took me up, and I heard a voice saying, blessed be the glory of the Lord. Ch. xi: 24.
Ezek. iii. 14. The Spirit took me up, and the hand of the Lord was strong upon me. Ch. viii. 3.—xi. 1.
Ezek. xi. 5. The Spirit of the Lord fell upon me, and said unto me, speak, kc. ... Joel.ii. 28. I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh. Acts ii. 17,18. Mic. iii. 8. I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgressions, and to Israel his sins.
2ech' vii. 12. The words which the Lord of hosts hath sent in his Spirit, by the former prophets.
Matt. xxii. 43. How doth David in spirit call him LordLuke i 15. John shall be filled with the Holy Ghost. Ver. 76. Thou John shall be called the prophet of the Highest. vii. 28. There hath not arisen a greater prophet than John the Baptist. Ver. 41. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost, and she spake. Ver. 67. Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and he prophesied.
ii. 25. The Holy Ghost was upon Simeon.
26. It was revealed to him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not •ee death before he had seen the Lord Christ. 2 Kings ii. 9.
Luke ii. 27. He came by the Spirit into the temple. Ver. 28. He took up the child (Jesus) in his arms and blessed God, and said,
Ver. 29. Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy word,
Ver. 30. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation.
Acts. i. 16. This scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David, spake concerning Judas.
xi. 28. Agabus signified by the Spirit, that there should be a great dearth, which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.
xxi. 1). Agabus said, thus saith the Spiri*-so shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle. ,
xxvui. 25. Well spake the Holy Ghost Sf. its the prophet.
1 Tim. iv. 1. The Spirit speaketh expressly tt-. 'h the latter days some shall depart from the faith.
Isa. ix. 8. The Holy Ghost thus signifying, that the way into the holiest, was not yet made manifest.
1 Pet. i. 10. Of which salvation the prophets enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you.
Ver. 11. Searching diligently what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
1 Pet. i. 12. Who preached the gospel with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven.
2 Pet. i. 21. Prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God, spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Ill- The Sfiirit't influences ufion Jesut Chritt; the formation of kit body. Matt- h 18. Mary was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
Ver. 20. That which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
Luke i. 35. The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee, therefore also, that holy thing that shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
IV. £nclowment* of hit mind. Isa. xi. 2. The Spirit of the Lord God ihall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the St.i