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PROVED TO BE
A A HUMAN TRADITION;
THE SUBSTANCE OF A DEBATE
MR. JOHN WALKER, A MINISTER OF THE SECESSION,
AND ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, V. D. M..
A REGULAR BAPTIST MINISTER ;
Held at Mount Pleasant, Jefferson County, Ohio, on the
19th and 20th June 1820, in the presence of a very nume
"TO WHICH IS ADDED,
A LARGE APPENDIX.
PUBLISHED BY ALEXANDER CAMPBELL.
et You make void the law of God by your traditions." * Teachi-
** But when divers were bardened and believed not, bui spake
Acts of Apostles, 19. 9. 10
District of Virginia, west of the Allegheny Mount. to wit:
BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the ninth day of August, in the 45th year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. CAMPBELL, of the said district, has deposited in his office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words inilawing, 'o wit ;
** Infant Sprinkling proved to be a human tradition ; being the substance of a debate on ('hristian baptism, between Mr John Walker, a Minister of the Secession; and Alexander Campbell, V. 1. M. a regular baptist minister, held at Mount Pleasant Jefferson county, Ohio, on the 19th and 20th June 1820, in the presence of a very nice
herous ansi respectable congregation. To which is added, a large * Appendix Published by A. Campbell. You make void the law
of God by your traditions ', * Teaching for doctrines the commandmnents of men. Jesus Christ. But when divers were hardened and believed not. but spake evil of a s" before the multitude, he (Paul) departed from among them and sepurated the disciples, dispuriig daily in the school of one" Tyrannus, and this continued for the space of two years Acts of Apostles, 19, 9, 10."
I conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled, “In Ict for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and also of the act entitled 'An Act supplementary to an act entitled An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of mps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefit thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints.' (SEAL.)
E. B. JACKSON, Clerk of the District of Virginia west of the
To the Citizens of Mount Pleasant, distinguished for the urbanity of their manners, their civio virtues, and their attachment to the principles of civil and religious liberty,
THE FOLLOWING NARRATIVE
of the Debate recently held in their flourishing village, is humbly dedicated, by the
as a small evidence of his grateful sense of their kind atten, tion and hospitality towards him, while attending the above debate.
That they may always enjoy the blessings of civil and religious liberty'; and the present and future felicities,
resulting from an intelligent mind, a well, regulated and m sanctified life, is the ardent wish of
Their humble servant,
July 1st, 1820.
AN application being made to Mr. Findley, without effect, to obtain a copy of the Rules to be observed during the debate, · Iarn obliged to publish the substance of them from recollection.
RULES, 1. Each speaker shall have the privilege of speaking 40 ininutes without interr'ıption, if he think proper to use them all, if not, he is not bou d to speak so long.
2. Mr. Walker shall open the debate and Mr. C. shall close it.
3. The moderators are merely to keep order, not to pronounce judgment on the merits of the di bate.
4. The proper subject of the ordinance of baptism, is first to be discussed -then the inode of baptism.
5. This lebate must be conducted with decorum, and all impro. per aiusions ar passionate language guar led against
6. The debare shall be continued from day to day, until the people are satisfied, or until the moderators think that enough' has been said on each topic of debate.