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Baptist History

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SECTION I. The Catechumens—Progress of Infant Baptism—Delay of Baptism— Gregory Nazienzen—Chrysostom—Basil—Ephrem of Edessa—The Emperor Constantine—Immersion still the Mode. THE statements made in former sections are abundantly ...
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SECTION I. The Catechumens—Progress of Infant Baptism—Delay of Baptism— Gregory Nazienzen—Chrysostom—Basil—Ephrem of Edessa—The Emperor Constantine—Immersion still the Mode. THE statements made in former sections are abundantly confirmed by impartial divines and historians. One of the most learned men of the present day, the Chevalier Bunsen, formerly Prussian Ambassador in England, writes thus in his work entitled, " Christianity and Mankind." " The Apostolical Church made the school the connecting link between herself and the world. The object of this education was admission into the free society and brotherhood of the Christian community. The Church adhered rigidly to the principle as constituting the true purport of the baptism ordained by Christ, that no one can be a member of the communion of saints, but by his own free act and deed, his own solemn vow made in presence of the Church. It was with this understanding that the candidate for baptism was immersed in water, and admitted as a brother upon his confession of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. It is understood, therefore, in the exact sense (1 Pet. iii. 21), not as being a mere bodily purification, but as a vow made to God with a good conscience through faith in Jesus Christ. This vow was preceded by a confession of Christian faith made in the face of the Church, in which the catechumen expressed that faith in Christ,and in the sufficiency of the salvation offered by Him. It was a vow to live for the time to come to God and for his neighbour, not to the world and for self; a vow of faith in his becoming a child of God, through the communion of his only-begotten Son, in the Holy Ghost; a vow of the most solemn kind, for life and for death. The keeping of this pledge was the condition of continuance in the...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780559683787
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 12/28/2008
  • Pages: 580
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.25 (d)

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SECTION I. The Catechumens Progress of Infant Baptism Delay of Baptism Gregory Nazienzen Chrysostom Basil Ephrem of Edessa The Emperor Constantine Immersion still the Mode. THE statements made in former sections are abundantly confirmed by impartial divines and historians. One of the most learned men of the present day, the Chevalier Bunsen, formerly Prussian Ambassador in England, writes thus in his work entitled, " Christianity and Mankind." " The Apostolical Church made the school the connecting link between herself and the world. The object of this education was admission into the free society and brotherhood of the Christian community. The Church adhered rigidly to the principle as constituting the true purport of the baptism ordained by Christ, that no one can be a member of the communion of saints, but by his own free act and deed, his own solemn vow made in presence of the Church. It was with this understanding that the candidate for baptism was immersed in water, and admitted as a brother upon his confession of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. It is understood, therefore, in the exact sense (1 Pet. iii. 21), not as being a mere bodily purification, but as a vow made to God with a good conscience through faith in Jesus Christ. This vow was preceded by a confession of Christian faith made in the face of the Church, in which the catechumen expressed that faith in Christ,and in the sufficiency of the salvation offered by Him. It was a vow to live for the time to come to God and for his neighbour, not to the world and for self; a vow of faith in his becoming a child of God, through the communion of his only-begotten Son, in the Holy Ghost; a vow of the most solemn kind,for life and for death. The keeping of this pledge was the condition of continuance in the...
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