The gospel commission - its import - its obligations - and its influence in ... the Christian life: a sermon

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Page 47 - Baptism is a sacrament of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ, not only for the solemn admission of the party baptized into the visible Church, but also to be unto him a sign and seal of the covenant of grace, of his ingrafting into Christ, of regeneration, of remission of sins, and of his giving up unto God, through Jesus Christ, to walk in newness of life: which sacrament is, by Christ's own appointment, to be continued in his Church until the end of the world.
Page 22 - The secret things belong unto the LORD our God : but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
Page 16 - And now why tarriest thou ? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
Page 14 - When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.
Page 48 - Although it be a great sin to contemn or neglect this ordinance, yet grace and salvation are not so inseparably annexed unto it, as that no person can be regenerated or saved without it, or that all that are baptized are undoubtedly regenerated.
Page 28 - I hold it for a most infallible rule in expositions of sacred Scripture, that where a literal construction will stand, the farthest from the letter is commonly the worst. There is nothing more dangerous than this licentious and deluding art, which changeth the meaning of words, as alchymy doth or would do the substance of metals, maketh of any thing what it listeth, and bringeth in the end all truth to nothing.
Page 29 - Christian life: remembering always, that baptism doth represent unto us our profession ; which is, to follow the example of our Saviour CHRIST, and to be made like unto him; that as he died, and rose again for us, so should we, who are baptized, die from sin, and rise again unto righteousness; continually mortifying all our evil and corrupt affections, and daily proceeding in all virtue and godliness of living.
Page 19 - Latin fathers not only used that word for baptism, but so appropriated it also to baptism as to exclude any other conversion or repentance, not considered with baptism, from being signified by that name ; so that, according to the ancients, regeneration or new birth was either baptism itself (including both sign and thing), or a change of man's spiritual state considered, as wrought by the Spirit in or through baptism. This new birth, this...
Page 63 - God;" (1 Cor. ii. 12;) which Spirit " beareth witness with their spirits, that they are the children of God.
Page 51 - Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

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