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QUANTITY of Water fufficient to cover the Perron. Esential to the Ministration of this Sacrament; Errors fo infinitely Different from the Cafe before us, that one would wonder how Men could Invent the Notion, of their being not much Different from what is Afferted, and, I hope, fairly proved, to be a Great Truth in this Elay.

The Author of a Pamphlet, calld, The Judge ment of the Church of England in the Case of Lay-Baptism and Dissenters Baptism, has publifb'd what be calls The Second Part of the Judgment, &c. 'Tis an amazing thing to see Men To expose themselves : For this Gentleman amuses the World with a Repetition of all that he bad said before; and gives his Reader the fame Things over again, but in other Words, and in a Method fomething diversified from the former ; putting People to an Unnecessary Charge, besides an Trial of their Patience, to bear with the Reading a second Time what they had read before, which is still the more aggravated by his Want of Argument; by his not so much as endeavouring to confute the Reasons brought against bis First Part, in the Answer there, call d, Diflenters Baptism ;Null and Void; (for he tells his Reader, that he does not design this as a Reply to that Book ;) by bis unbecoming Language, in giving Ill Names to what he knows he cannot confute; and lastly, by his industriously E. vàding the MERITS OF THE CAUSE; when be knows that the Church of England has concern'd Her Self therewith, that her Articles of Religion are built upon it, and that he is oblig'd in his own Defence to enter into it.

This Author mightily triumphs in Bishops confirming Children, pretendedly Baptiz'd by Dilenting Teachers, as if they therefore acknowledgd those

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Baptisms

Baptisms to be Valid. - But I can tell him, that there are some who say, that those Baptismos are not Valid before Confirmation, but made valid by Confirmation; this (tho' I absolutely deny it) I can prove to be the Foundation upon which Confirmation has been given to Persons le pretendedly Baptiz'd; and our Author would da well to consider, whether thofe Bipops be Speaks of, did not Confirm them upon the fame Foundation, before be so positively affirms, that those Bi-T mops allowed their Baptisms to be Valid: For, if 'tis true, that some ałt upon this false Foundation, others may have done so likewise; and this will spoil our Writer's Suppofition, however insufficient to make those Baptisms Valid, as I bave endean voured to prove in this Elay. "I have in this Fourth Edition added some further Arguments to prove the main Proposition, so much avoided by this Author, and endeavour'd to Answer new Objections for the Satisfaction of some who may be led away by them. I have nothing more to request of my Reader than Christian juo ftice and Equity in his Censures, and that he would beartily join with me in this Prayer to Almighty God, That it would please Him to bring into the Way of Truth, all such as have Erred, and are Deceived. An of veg

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St. Basil does so too,

His Opinion of Heretical and Schismatical Bapa.

tism,

15

The Councils of Laodicea, Constantinople, Capua,
and Carthage,

15,16.
The Third Council of Carthage disallows Baptism

E by Women,

16

St. Chrysostom against the Validity of Lay-Bap-
tism,

ibid.

St. Augustin's Argument against the Donatifts,

not conclusive for the Validity of Lay-Baptism,

18

Nor his Arguments against the Cyprianists, 20, 21

The Author's Case, and Disfatisfaction, 26

His Short Answer to some who would perfuade
: him, that the Baptism adminifter'd to him in

Opposition to Episcopacy, was good, because done

: in bis Infancy,

27

His Thoughts about the Dispute in St. Cyprian's

Time,

ibid.

His Resolution however not to meddle with it, '31

His Design in this Discourse,

The INTRODUCTION.
of the Nature and Obligation of Divine Positive

Institutions of Religion.

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DEFINITIONS of
A Divine Positive Institution,
The Essential Parts of such an Institution,
An Invalid Act,
Supernatural Advantages annex'd to such an
stution, .

ibid.
The Divine Authority of the Administrator, ibid.
A Lay- Administration,

Axioms, or Undeniable Maxims. ".

35.

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