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§. 1. They do all understand that rule of our Saviour, John iii. 5,
The ancient Prædestinarians, and Semipelagians, consented in
1. 1. There are no pretences of any one in this period, before
Hades, and the state of souls in it, p. 344. 9. Singing of Psalms, p. 353. 10. The use of the Lord's Prayer. 11. Extreme unction. 12. Way of marriage. 13. Posture in receiv. ing the Lord's Supper. 14. The Saturday-sabbath. 15. Confirmation, or laying on of hands. 16. Prædestination. 17. Original sin. 18. The divinity of Christ, p. 359. 19. Their disputes with the Quakers. 20. Their church officers. 21. Their way of adjusting differences in money matters. 22. Church discipline against scandalous members. 23. Of the Jesuits creeping in among them, p. 371. Bishop Stillingfleet's sagacity in discovering Hallingham, Coleman, and Benson, to bare been Jesuits. Of one Everard a papist, who having got in Cromwell's time a commission for a troop of horse, set up for a preacher against infant-baptism. All the papists do of late years industriously put it into their books, that infant-baptism cannot be proved from Scripture. The weakness of some late antipædobaptists, in valuing themselves on the papists thus siding with them in the dispute, p. 378. $. 7. Of the antipædobaptists in Poland, Hungary, Transylvania, &c. Those that were formerly in Poland, were mostly Socinians; and so are they that are at present in Transylvania, p. 380.
The ancient rites of baptism, p. 383. 9. 1. The adult used prayer and fasting before it, p. 383. §. 2. The ordinary way of baptizing was by immersion ; but in case of sickness, &c. they gave it by affusion of water on the face. Some ancient proofs of this from a letter of St. Cyprian. The examples of Novatian, St. Laurence, Basilides, the jailor, in Acts xvi. &c. p. 384. An account of the times when immersion was left off in the Latin churcb : France was the first country in Christendom that left it off: then Italy, Germany, &c. p. 393 ; and last of all, England, not till the time of queen Elizabeth, p. 399.
The Directory forbids dipping, p. 403. The church of England at the Restoration reestablished it, in case the child be able to bear it, p. 404. The opinion of Mr. Mede, bishop Taylor, Mr. Rogers, sir Norton Knatchbull, Mr. Walker, Dr. Towerson, Dr. Whitby, sir John Floyer, &c., that the general use of it ought to be restored, p. 407. All vations of Christians in the world, except those that are or have been under the pope, do dip their infants, if in health, p. 414.