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SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
WITH AN ESPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE
CHURCH OF ENGLAND.
BY THE REV. T. H. KINGDON, B. D.
VICAR OF BRIDGERULE, DEVON.
PUBLISHED BY R. B. SEELEY AND W. BURNSIDE :
FLEET STREET, LONDON.
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
THE sacraments of Christ are solemn ordinances, which the Son of God, "the author and finisher of our faith," hath himself appointed, as signs and seals of our holy profession, as sacred pledges of those blessings which he hath purchased by his blood, which he dispenses by his power, and which he alone, as head over all things to the church, imparts to his faithful people. They are outward and visible signs which God in his wisdom hath thought right to appoint, to give us confidence in those exceeding great and precious promises which he has revealed in the word of life; and in the observance of which, we, as disciples of Christ, give an open profession of our high and heavenly calling. They are, at the