John Cotton on the administration of baptism in public worship

Status
Not open for further replies.

Reformed Covenanter

Cancelled Commissioner
Q. After the Ministry of the Word; what other part of God’s Worship is next to be Administered?

A. After the Word, which is the Covenant of God, the Seals of the Covenant are next to be administered; & as for Baptism, it is to be dispensed by a Minister of the Gospel, unto a Believer professing his Repentance and his Faith, being a Member of the same Church-Body, and likewise to his Seed, presented by the Parent, unto the Lord and his Church.

At which time the Minister in God’s room calleth upon the Parent, to Renew his Covenant with God, for himself and his Seed, and calleth upon God as the nature of the Ordinance requireth, for the pardon of Original Sin, and the Sin of the Parent, and likewise for a Blessing upon the Sacrament, and the Infant, and then calling the Child by that name the Parents hath given it, for their own Edification and the Childs; he baptizeth it, whether by dipping or sprinkling, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, Acts 8.38 Acts 16.31, 32, 36, 37, 38 1 Cor 10.16, 17 Acts 16.14, 15 1 Cor 7.14. Mat 3.11 1 Tim. 4.5 Luke 1.63 Mat 28.19. ...

For the reference, see John Cotton on the administration of baptism in public worship.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top