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XII. How does the Catechism sum up these severa benefits in one single expression? Had you died in infancy, after being baptized, were you certain of being saved ?
See Article at the end of the Order of Public Baptism.
XIII. Why does the Church teach us to think and speak of Baptism as Holy Baptism?
1. Because a Sacrament, i. e. a sacred mystery.
uvothiov. Sacramentum. See John xix. 34,
ordained by Christ himself. Matt. xxviii. 19. 2. Because hallowed by the operation therein of the
Holy Ghost. 3. Because the source and well-spring of holiness in
XIV. What is the definition which the Catechism gives of this word Sacrament ? and what other ordinance of the Gospel is included under that definition ?
XV. What are the types or similitudes by which Holy Baptism is represented to us in the Bible ?
1. The saving of Noah and his family in the ark
from perishing by water. 2 Pet. ii. 5. 9. 1 Pet.
iii. 19. 21. 2. The leading of the Children of Israel in safety
through the Red Sea. 1 Cor. x. 1, 2. 3. The death and burial of Christ. Rom. vi. 4–6.
Col. ii. 12. Comp. Luke xii. 50.
XVI. What is required of all persons who have been baptized ? : 1. To lead the rest of their life according to this beginning, i. e. to live as followers of Christ. Rom. vi. 3–6. 11. Col. iii. 5. 3.- As in the love of God. Jude 21.—As in the fellowship of the Holy Ghost.
Rom. viii. 1–15. 2. To grow in grace, i.e. in the favour of God. 2 Pet.
iii. 18. Eph. iv. 15. 1 Pet. i. 15, 16. 3. To perfect holiness in the fear of God—being
“ stedfast in faith, joyful through hope, rooted in charity.” 2 Cor. vii. 1. Heb. vi. 1. ii. 14. 6.
Rom. xv. 13. Eph. iii. 17. Col. iii. 14. 4. To shine like lights in the world. Matt. v. 14.
1 Pet. ii. 9. Phil. i. 15. 5. To be as the salt of the earth, withstanding and
purifying the corruptions of the world. Matt. v. 13. Mark ix. 50.
1. What is the meaning of CONFIRMATION ? Two things :-1. Our Confirming.
2. God's Confirming. II. Show where these two meanings appear in the Office or Order of Confirmation.
III. How many parts are there in Confirmation ?
IV. Why then is it not a Sacrament like Holy Baptism?
V. Show that it was ordained by the Apostles.
1. Acts viii. 14-17.
VI. Is the name by which Confirmation is called in this last passage (Heb. vi. 2) still retained ? In what respect does it remind us of the great and peculiar dignity of the rite itself ?
VII. Compare “the outward visible sign” of Confirmation with that of Baptisın. 1. Bantiquos (with the words of Christ).
Form of Cleansing. Mark vii. 4. 8. Heb. ix. 10. 2. ční sous xelpāv (with the Prayer of Bishop). Form of (a) Blessing. Gen. xlviii, 14, 15. Matt.
xix./3. Mark x. 16. (6) Healing and strengthening. Luke v.13.
Mark vi. 5. xvi. 18. äppwotol. (c) Giving the Holy Ghost. Acts viïi. 17,
18. xix. 16. See also Numb. xxvii. 18. 23. Deut. xxxiv.9. xvi. 18. And compare the Service for ordaining and consecrating Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, with Acts xiii. 3. I Tim. iv. 14. 2 Tim. i. 6.
VIII. Compare “the inward and spiritual grace” of the two ordinances.
1. By reference to the outward and visible signs. 2. By reference to the offices of the Holy Ghost.
(a) As “Giver of Life.” Regeneration.
(6) As “ Comforter” (fortis). 3. By reference to the language of the Prayer-Book
as applied to either, in the Catechism, and in the Office of Confirmation.
IX. State fully the “inward and spiritual grace” of Confirmation as described in the Office.
Sevenfold gifts. See Is. xi. 2. Rev. i. 4. iv. 6. v. 6. Compare 2 Cor. i. 21, 22. Eph. i. 13. iv. 30.
X. What is the difference with regard to the interval of time between Baptism and Confirmation now, and in the time of the Apostles; and what has led to this difference?
XI. How is the age appointed by our Church for Confirmation marked out in the Prayer-Book? 1. “ Years of Discretion,” i. e. of discerning (dis
cerno) right and wrong. See Title and Preface
to the Order of Confirmation. 2. “Competent Age,” i. e. suitable or fitting (com
petens) for the purpose. See 3rd Rubric after
Catechism. 3. Knowing the Catechism. See ibid.; end of Bapt.
Service; and Canon lxi. 4. Recommendation of Minister. See 4th Rubric
after Catechism. See also 1st Rubric at the end of office for Baptism of such as are of riper years; Canons lx. lxi. and cxii.; and compare Luke ii. 42.
XII. What are the ends and objects of Confirmation?
S Release Sponsors ? Baptismal 1. To confirm.
Openly ProfessĚ Vow.
Blessing of Bishop Gifts of the 2. To be confirmed.
1 Prayers of Congreg. S Spirit.
I. Of the twofold end and object in CONFIRMATION, which is the part that you have to perform?
II. Of how many heads, or leading portions, does that vow consist ?
1. Renouncing. . 2. Believing.
3. Obeying. III. What is the meaning of RENUNTIATION?
Renuntio. &Teltelv. Ünayɛ óniow uov. Luke iv. 8,
Satan, i. e. Enemy. IV. What are the things which you have vowed to renounce?
3. ) V. Would not the renuntiation of any one of these imply a renouncing of all things sinful and displeasing to God? Prove this of renouncing
1. The Devil. 1 John iïi. 8. Matt. xiii. 38.
3. The Flesh. Rom. vii. 18. 25. Gal. v. 17. 24. VI. But what more particularly do you renounce, when you Renounce the Devil and all his works?