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MR. Bingham's Account of the Apostolick Commission to Bap-
tize, of the Conveyance and constant Necessity thereof to
His Distinction between Irregularity and Invalidity,confider'd, 13
esteem'd Valid, notwithstanding the Sinfulness of the ACT OF
His Attempt to prove, that the Ancients did not suppose Baptifm
to be wholly founded upon Sacerdotal Powers, prov'd to be
Spect, and therefore a Contradiction; prov'd to be very falla-
low'd of the Validity of Baptism by an Irregular Priest,
CH A P. III.
Miniftration of Baptism in ALL ORDINARY CASES, ibid.
Tertullian's private Notion, about the Year 200, of Lay-Men's
Right to baptize in Absence of the Clergy ; no Evidence of
His Words are full and direct against our ordinary Lay-Baptisms,
And therefore his omitting this Fable, is an Argument that he
And if he had, would have been but a sorry Evidence, ibid.
Writers, to vouch for the Truth of this Fable, so pernicious in
its Consequences, if believ'd to be true, just and right, ibid.
Because the Institution of Baptism and Laws of the Church, do
confine Baptism to a Commiffion, and consequently forbid such