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ALMIGHTY and everlasting Ans. I do:
Quest. Wilt thou be baptized give thee humble thanks, for that in this Faith ? thou hast vouchsafed to call us to Ans. That is my desire. the knowledge of thy grace, and Quest. Wilt thou then obedient faith in thee: Increase this know-ly keep God's holy will and com ledge, and confirm this faith in usmandments; and walk in the same
Give thy Holy Spirit all the days of thy life? to these Persons, that they may be Ans. I will, by God's help. born again, and be made Heirs of Then shall the Minister say, everlasting salvation, through our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and O MERCIFUL God, grant that
the old Adam in these Persons reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. may be so buried, that the new man
may be raised up in them. Amen. * Then the Minister shall speak to the Grant that all sinful affections Persons in be baptized on this wise. may die in them, and that all things WELL-BELOVED, who are belonging to the Spirit may live and
come hither desiring to receive grow in them. Amen. , holy Baptism, ye have heard how Grant that they may have power the Congregation hath prayed, that and strength to have victory, and our Lord Jesus Christ would vouch-to triumph against the devil, the safe to receive you and bless you, world, and the flesh. Amen. to release you of your sins, to give Grant that they, being here dedi, you the kingdom of heaven, and cated to thee by our Office and everlasting life. Ye have heard Ministry, may also be endued with also that our Lord Jesus Christ hath heavenly virtues, and everlastingly promised in his Holy Word, to rewarded, through thy mercy, grant all those things that we have blessed Lord God, who dost live prayed for; which promise he, for and govern all things, world withhis part, will most surely keep and out end. Amen. mise made by Christ, ye must also ALMIGHTY, everliving Gode
whose most dearly beloved faithfully, for your part, in the pre- Son Jesus Christ for the forgive sence of these your witnesses, and ness of our sins, did shed out of his this whole Congregation, promise most precious side both water and and answer to the following Ques-blood; and gave commandment to tions.
his disciples, that they should go I The Minister shall then demand of teach all nations, and baptize them
the Persons to be baptized as follows; in the name of the Father, and al the Questions being considered as ad- the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; dressed to them severally, and the regard, we beseech thee, the supAnswers to be made accordingly. Question.
plications of thy Congregation; DOST thou renounce the devil sanctify this water to the mystical and all his works, the vain
pomp that the Persons, now to be bap.
washing "away of sin; and grant and glory of the world, with ali tized therein, may receive the fulcovetous desires of the same, and the sinful desires of the flesh; so in the number of thy faithful chil.
ness of thy grace, and ever remain that thou wilt not follow, 'nor be led by them?
dren, through Jesus Christ our Ans. I renounce them all; and,
Lord. Amen. by God's help, will endeavour not 1 Then shall the Minister take each to follow, nor be led by them.
Person to be baptized by the Right Quest. Dost thou believe all the by the Font, according to his discre
Hand; and placing him conveniently Articles of the Christian Faith, as tion, shall ask the Godfather, and contained in the Apostles' Creed ? Godmothers the name; and dien ahale
dip him in the water, or pour water again, and made Heirs of everlastupon him, saying,
ing salvation, through our Lord I baptize thee in the name of Jesus Christ, they may continue thy and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
through the same Lord Jesus Christ 1 Then shall the Minister say, thy Son; who liveth and reigneth WE receive this person into the with
thee, in the unity of the
same * Here the Mi- Flock, and do* sign 1 'Then, all standing up, the Minister nister shall make him with the sign shall use this Exhortation following;
Cross upon of the Cross ; in to- speaking to the Godfathers and Godthe persons fore- ken that hereafter mothers first. head.
he shall not be FORASMUCH as these Persons ashamed to confess the faith of have promised, in your preChrist crucified, and manfully to sence, to renounce the devil and all kight under his banner, against sin, his works, to believe in God, and to the world, and the devil; and to serve him ; ye must remember, that continue Christ's faithful soldier it is your part and duty to put them and servant unto his life's end. in mind, what a solemn vow, proAmen.
mise, and profession they have now The same Rule. as to the Omission made before this Congregation, of 'the sign of the Cross, is to be ob- and especially before you their served here, as in the Baptism of chosen Witnesses. And ye are also
to call upon them to use all dili1 Then the Minister shall say, gence to be rightly instructed in SI *EEING now, dearly 'beloved God's holy Word ; that so they may
brethren, that these Persons are grow in grace, and in the knowregenerate, and grafted into the ledge of our Lord Jesus Christ; body of Christ's Church; let us give and live godly, righteously, and thanks unto Almighty God for these soberly, in this present world. 'benefits, and with one accord make it and then speaking to the baptized our prayers unto him, that they may" Persons, he shall proceed and say, lead the rest of their life according lo this beginning.
AMD as for you, who have now
by Baptism put on Christ, it I Then shall be said the Lord's Pray- is your part and duty also, being er, all kneeling.
made the Children of God and of OUR Father, who art in heaven, the light, by faith in Jesus Christ
, Kingdom come; Thy Will be done tian calling, and as becometh the on Earth, as it is in Heaven; Give children of light; remembering us this day our daily bread; And always, that Baptism representeth forgive us our trespasses, as we for- unto us our profession; which is, give those who trespass against us ; to follow the example of our SaAnd lead us not into temptation; viour Christ, and to be made like But deliver us from evil. Amen. unto him; that as he died, and rose WE yield the humble thanks again for us, so should we, who are
O heavenly Father, that thou baptized, die from sin, "and rise hast vouchsafed to call us to the again unto righteousness; continu'knowledge of thy grace, and faith ally mortifying all our evil and in thee: Increase this knowledge, corrupt affections, and daily proand confirm this faith in us ever-ceeding in all virtue and godliness
Give thy Holy Spirit to of living. 'these Persons; that being now born! If It is expedient that every person thus baptized should be confirmed by the
Bishop, so soon after his baptism as conveniently may be ; that so he may be admitted to the Holy Communion.
Whereas necessity may require the baptizing of Adults in private houses, in consideration of extreme sickness; the same is hereby allowed in that
And a convenient number of persons shall he assembled in the louse where the Sacrament is to be nerformed. And in the exhortation, Wellbelovell, &c. iilsiead of these words, come hither desiriný, shall be inserted
this word, desirous. 1 If there be occasion for the Office of Infant Baptism and that of Adults at
the same time, the Minister shall use the exhortation and one of the prayers next fillowing in the Office for Adults; only, in the exhortation and prayer, after the words, these Persons and these thy Servants, 'adding, and these Infants. Then the Mwister small proceed io the questions to be detűanded in the cases respectively. After the immersion, or the pouring of water, the prayer shall be as in this service, only, atter the words, these Persons, shall be added, and these Infants. After which the remaining part of each ser
vice shall be used ; first that for Adults, and lastly that for Infants. 1 If any persons, not baptized in their Infancy, shall be brought to be baptized
before they come to years of discretion to answer for themselves, it may suf'fice to use the Office for Public Baptism of Infants; or, in case of extreme danger, the Ottice for Private Baptism; only changing the word 'Infant, for Child, or Person, as occasion requirelh.
THAT IS TO SAY, An Instruction, to be learned by every Person before he be brought to
be confirmed by the Bishop. Question.
And I pray unto God to give me WHAT is your name? This grace, that I may continue in Ans. N. or M.
the saine into my life's end. Quest. Who gave you this name? Cutechist. Rehearse the Articles Ans. My Sponsors in Baptism ; of uy Belief. wherein I was made a member of
Answer. Christ, the child of God, and an BELIEVE in God the Father interitor of the kingdom of Heaven. Almighty, Maker of heaven and
Quest. What did your Sponsors earth : then fer you?
And in Jesus Christ his only Son Ans. They did promise and vow our Lord; Who was conceived by three things in my name: First, the Holy Ghost, Born of the Vir that I should renounce the devil gin Marv, Suffered under Pontius and all his works, the pomps and Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and vanity of this wicked world, and buried; He descended into hell; all the sinful lusts of the fleshı; The third day he rose from the Secondly, that I should believe all dead; He ascended into heaven, the Articles of the Christian Faith; and sitleth on the riglit land of And thirdly, that I should keep God the F: ther Almighty ; From God's holy will and command-thence he shall come to judge the ments, and walk in the same all the quick and the dead. days of my life.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; The Quest. Dost thou not think that holy Catholic Church ; The Comthou art bound to believe, and to munion of Saints; The forgiveness do, as they have promised for thee? lot sins ; The resurrection of the
Ans. Yes, verily; and by God's body, And the life everlasting. help so I will: and I heartily thank Amen. out heavenly Father, that he hath Quest. What dost thou chiefly called me to this state of salvation, learn in these Articles of thy Be through Jesus Christ our Saviour: lief?
Ans. First, I learn to believe in the seventh day: Wherefore the God the Father, who hath made Lord blessed the seventh day, and me, and all the world.
hallowed it. Secondly, in God the Son, who V. Honour thy father and thy bath redeemed me, and all 'man- mother, that thy days may be long kind.
in the land which the Lord thy God Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, giveth thee. who'sanctifieth me, and all the peo- VI. Thou shalt do no murder. ple of God.
VII. Thou shalt not commit
VIII. Thou shalt not steal.
X. Thou shalt' not covet thy
covet thy neighbour's wife, por his THE same which God spake in servant, nor his maid, nor his ox
the twentieth chapter of Exo- nor his ass, nor any thing that is his. lus, saying, I am the Lord thy God, Quest. What dost thou chiefly who brought thee out of the land learn by these commandments ? of Egypt, out of the house of bon- Ans. I learn two things ; my duty dage.
towards God, and my duty towards 1. Thou shalt have none other my neighbour. gods but me.
Quest. What is thy duty towards II. Thou shalt not make to thy- God? self any graven image, nor the Ans. My duty towards God is, likeness of any thing that is in hea- to believe in him; to fear him; and ven above, or in the earth beneath, to love him with all my heart, with or in the water under the earth. all my mina,' with all my soul, Thou shalt not bow down to them, and with all my strength; to wornor worship them: For I the Lord ship him; to give him thanks; to thy God am a jealous God, and put my whole trust in him; to call
visit the sins of the fathers upon upon him; to honour his holy Name the one the children, unto the third and and his Word; and to serve hiin
fourth generation of them that hate truly all the days of my life.
Ans. My duty towards my neigh-
name of the Lord thy God in vain. to do to all men as I would they Bat For the Lord wilt not hold him should do unto me: To love,
guiltless that taketh his name in honour, and succour my father and Ha vain.
mother: To honour and obey the IV. Remember that thou keep civil Authority : To submit myself holy the Sabbath-day. Six days to all my governors, teachers, shalt thou labour, and do all that spiritual pastors, and masters: To thou hast to do; but the seventh order myself lowly and reverently day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy to all my betters : To hurt no body God: In at thou shalt do no man- by word or deed: To be true and ner of work, thou, and thy son, and just in all my, dealings: To bear thy daughter, thy man-servant, and no malice or hatred in my heart: chy muid-servant, thy cattle, and to keep my hands from picking the stranger that is within thy and stealing, and my tongue from gates. For in six days the Lord evil speaking, lying, and slandermade heaven and earth, the sea, ing: To koep my body in tempeand all that in them is, and rested?rance. soberness, and chaztity :
Not to covet nor desire other men's Quest. What meanest thou by goods; but to learn and labour this word Sacrament? truly to get mine own living, and Ans. I mean an outward and to do my duty in that state of life visible sign of an inward and spiriunto which it shall please God to tual grace, given unto us; ordained
by Christ himself; as a means Catechist. My good child, know whereby we receive the same, and this, that thou art not able to do a pledge to assure us thereof. these things of thyself, nor to walk Quest. How many parts are in the commandments of God, and there in a Sacrament? to serve him, without his special. Ans. Two; the qutivard visible Grace, which thou must learn at all sign, and the inward, spiritual cimes io call for by diligent Prayer. grace. Let me hear, therefore, if thou canst Quest. What is the outward visisay the Lord's Prayer?
ble sign or form in Baptism? Answer.
Ans. Water; wherein the perOUR Father, who art in Heaven, son is baptized, In the name of
Hallowed' be thy Name; Thy the Father, and of the Son, and of Kingdom
come; 'Thy Will be done the Holy Ghost. on Earth, as ii is in Heaven ; Give Quest. What is the inward and us this day our daily bread; And sparitual grace ? forgive us our trespasses, as we Ans. A death unto sin, and a forgive those who trespass against new birth unto rightcousness: For us; And lead us not into tempta- being by nature born in sin, and tion; But deliver us from evil. the children of wrath, we are here Amen.
by made the children of grace. Quest. What desirest thou of Quest. What is required of perGod in this Praver?
sons to be baptized ? fins. I desire my Lord God, our Ans. Repentance, whereby they heavenly Father, who is the giver forsake sin; and Faith, whereby of all goodness,' to send his grace they steadfastly believe the prounto me and to all people; that we mises of God made to them in that may worship him, serve him, and Sacrament. oboy him, as we ought to do : And Quiést. Why then are Infants 1 pray unto God, that lie will send þaptized, when by reason of their us all things that are needful both tender age they cannot perform for our souls and bodies; and that them? he will be merciful unto us, and Ans. Because they promise them forgive us our sins; and that it will both by their sureties; which pro please him to save and defend us in mise, when they come to age, them. all dangers both of soul and body; selves are bound to perform. and that he will keep us from all Quest. Why was the Sacrament sin and wickedness, and from our of the Lord's Supper ordained ? spiritual enemy, and from everlast-l. Ans. For the continual rememe ing death: And this I trust he will brance of the sacrifice of the death do of his mercy and goodness, of Christ, and of the benefits whicb through our Lord Jesus Christ; we receive thereby. and therefore I say, Amen: Só Quest. What is the outward par be it.
or sign of the Lord's Supper ? Question.
Ans. Bread and Wine, whics How many Sacraments hath the Lord hath commanded to be
Ans. Two only, as generally ne- Quest. What is the inward part cessary to salvation; that is to say, or thing signified ? Baptism, and the Supper of the Ans. The Body and Blood of Lord
Christ, which aro spiritually takve