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A49808 Baptismalogia, or, A treatise concerning baptisms whereto is added a discourse concerning the supper, bread and vvine, called also, communion / by Thomas Lawson. Lawson, Thomas, 1630-1691. 1678 (1678) Wing L723; ESTC R36244 71,361 108

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saving he that receives it Rev. 2.17 The Lord's Worthies are fed with Heavenly Manna hidden from the Wise from the Prudent from the Princes of this World they have a White Stone in which they are comforted notwithstanding all the black Coles wherewith the world seeks to besmear them this Stone may spiritually be called Ebenezer by interpretation the Stone of Help these have a New Name better then that of Son and Daughters Isa 56.5 Here not thorough Willing Runeing and carnal Conformity but through Faith the Spirit of Adoption is received wherein Christ's Bapt●sm is witnessed and because you are Sons God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son crying Abba Father Gal. 4.6 God hath no Still-born Children the Spirit of Grace is a Spirit of Supplication to this New Name Adoption Cry of Abba Father Outward Washing cannot bring 't is a rich yea an enriching Gi●t neceived by the Hand of Faith Rom. 8.15 Thirdly The Spirit 's Baptism must continue in the Church otherwise no true Worship without it the true Worship is not known the Woman of Samaria acknowledging Christ to be a Prophet forth-with she sought to be satisfied in a Case of Conscience concerning Worshipping in that Mountain or in Jerusalem Christ said unto her The hour cometh when ye shall neither in this Mountain nor yet at Jerusalem worship the Father for God is a Spirit and they that worship him must worship him in Spirit and in Truth John 4.24 How In Spirit in Opposition to the carnal and idolatrous Worship of the Samaritans who worshipped God under the Representation of a Dove How must God be worshipped In Truth in Opposition to the Typical and Figurative Worship of the Jews which was but a Shadow of the Gospel-worship Paul bare record unto this Worship saying We are the Circumcision which worship God in the Spirit as truly it may be said They are of Christs Baptism who worship God in the Spirit such as have their Luxuriances lopped of unruly Passions mortified and cast away as a superfluou Fore-skin such are inwardly circumcised inwardly baptized by the One Spirit into One Body in which the true Worship is Fourthly The Spirit 's Baptism must continue in the Church else no Translation into the Kingdom of Light 't is through the Spirit that Entrance is known thereinto so that the Doctrine of Men who preach reach and affirm that sprinkling of Infants which they call Baptism makes a M●mber of Christ a Child of God an Inheritor of the Kingdom of Heaven is an antichristian Doctrine setting outward Water in the place of the Spirit of Christ whose Work only translates into the Kingdom of God so that the Apostle Paul gave thanks to God who had delivered them from the power of Darkness and had translated them into the Kingdom of his dear Son Col. 1.13 So 't is the Power of God who is a Spirit that translates into the Kingdom of Christ not extrinsecal that is outward water as many erroneously teach such as truly have a Lot herein though through the Malice of the old Serpent they be cast into a dark Dungeon yet may say in Faithfulness and Verity as Oscolampadius upon his Death-bed said Hic sat lucis Here within is plenty of Divine Light Fifthly The Baptism of the Spirit makes the Heart the Lord's Temple outward Water tends not to the cleansing of the inside but in the Faith the Spirit is received which baptizes into one Body Paul wrote to the Corinthians saying Know ye not that ye are the Temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you and if any man defile the Temple of God him shall God destroy for the Temple of God is holy which Temple ye are 1 Cor. 3.16 17. And this Temple is not washed by John's Ministration of out ward Water but by Christ's Ministration of the Water of Life 't is swept by the Lord's Power 't is beautified with Holiness perfumed and sweetned with Heavenly Graces like Incease and Myrrh the Lord will dwell in a poor provided it be a pure Heart 1 Cor. 6.19 20. Sixthly The Spirit 's Baptism enables to the Work of the Gospel-Ministry not Arts nor Sciences nor Humane Endowments not Aristotle's Ethicks nor his Physicks nor his Metaphysicks makes a Minister of Christ but the Virtue of the Spirit wherewith Christ baptizeth The Spirit of the Lord is upon me faith Christ he hath anointed me to preach the Gospel to the Poor see Luke 4 18. even the Gospel a Word of Excellency Authority Certainty and Sufficiency yea and Christ said to his Disciples John truly baptized with Water but ye shall be baptized with the holy Spirit not many dayes hence and ye shall receive Power after that the holy Spirit is come upon you and ye shall be Witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and in Samaria and unto the uttermost parts of the Earth Acts 1.5 8 Consider this Christ himself here calls Baptism of the Spirit the Power qualifying and enabling them to be his Witnesses Yea and 2 Pet. 1.21 Holy Men of God spake as they were moved by the holy Spirit they were acted carryed out of the Dungeon of Self whence issue Dreams Uncertainties to say do what God would have them Yea and on the Day of Pentecost Cloven Tongues like as of Fire sate upon each of the Disciples they were all filled with the holy Spirit and spake as the Spirit gave them Utterance Acts 2. Thus were they baptized with the Spirit Christ's Baptism without Water John's Baptism and they were taught both 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 to divide the Word aright as also 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 〈◊〉 to feot it aright to teach well and live well so that in the sense of God's Innocency wrought in them they commended themselves as Examples for others to follow Yea and 1 Pet. 4.10 As every man hath received the Gift even so minister the same one to another at good Stewards of the manifold Grace of God Cloups when full pour down Presses over-flow Aromatical Trees sweat out their precious and soveraign Oyls so the divinely qualified Witnesses bring out rich Treasures even lively and life-giving Oracles this is through the Spirit 's Baptism not through Acquired Attainments and Accomplishments Seventhly The Spirit 's Baptism brings into the true Service of God for no Kindred Tongue Language Nation Family Man or Woman hath an entrance into the pure Service of God but inasmuch as they feel the Spirit of the Lord in them moving Heaven ward for as the Apostle said But now we are delivered from the Law that being dead wherein we were held that vve should serve in newness of Spirit and not in the oldness of the Letter Rom. 7.6 The true service of God is in the newness of that Spirit wherewith Christ baptizeth in which man being kept he holds constantly a Countermotion to the course of the World to the torrent of its reigning corruptions in this Bodies are presented
born of the Virgin bread into his body wine into his blood and that this consecrated Host being offered to God by the Priest is a Propitiatory Sacrifice for the Quick and the Dead and that men are thereby reconciled to God and that it must be worshipped and carried about in Processions and that such as denyed the same should be Anathema accursed And not only this Council but also the Lateran Council Pope Nicholas Pope Leo Pope Innocent Pope Pius the fourth Pope Victor Pope Honorius c. taught the same for denying of this Doctrine many have been burned to Ashes as Ecclesiastical Writers testifie Summa Concil et Pontif. Oruphrius Pope Innocent the third invented Pixes and Boxes as 't is said to put the sacramental Bread in Again such Reverence came to be given to consecrated Bread without when the bread of life was turned from yea and the true Worship of God in Spirit and in Truth that a Council put out a Canon forbidding Women to receive the Eucharist that is the consecrated Host with bare Hands Concil Antisid Summa Concil et Pontif. Roman-Catholicks tell of a Miracle of an Ass that left his Provender to worship the consecrated Host on such Conceit as this saith Mede the Doctrine of Transubstantiation is grounded Of Aderation given to the Consecrated Host When it came to be believed that bread after consecration was the very Christ the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the World then Popes and Councils ordained that at certain times it should be lifted up above the Priests Head and that at the heaving of it up a Bell should be rung and that all that hear it s found should not only do low Obeysance but fall down on their Knees and with Hands lifted up towards Heaven worship it and say Pater Noster or some other Prayer they ordained also that it should be born to the Sick with great Reverence and that with lighted Caudles though at noon day for the same they instituted a solemn Feast called Corpus Christi Day on which the consecrated Host is born about lifted up and worshipped Further 'T was enjoyned That if a Priest were called in the Night season to housel the Sick and there spent all his Hosts as he came Homeward he was to put out the Candle left the people should adore the empty Tabernacle such as read the Canons of Pope Honorius Gregory the ninth Pope Innocent Pope Clement the fifth their Lives and Councils in their dayes they may see these things In France saith Heylin in his Survey of the Estate of France a couple of Priests carries the Host under a Canopy before it goeth a Bell continually tinkling all in Houses perceiving their God to go by make some shew of Reverence all in the Streets with bended Knees and elevated Hands do it Honour to the Protestants it is as a Watch-Peal to be gone left for their ●●reverence they be knocked down in this saith he is a smatch of Turcism who when they hear the Cryers bawling in their Streets they fall prostrate on the Ground where-ever they are and kiss it thrice so perform their Devotions to Mahomet their carrying it about the Streets hath a touch of Judaism from the Levites carrying about the Ark on their Shoulders their Adoration of it is especially from Gentilism for never any people but Heathen saith he afforded divine Honours to things inanimate Thus when Heavenly Salt Wisdom from above was lost within multitudes of Inventious swarmed into Apostatized Christendom Lanctantius in his first Book of Institutions taxed the Gentiles of Ridiculousness who worshipped Jupiter as a God Cam cundem tamen Saturno et Rhea gentium confiterentur seeing they so perfectly knew his Original much more are they to be blamed who impose upon the peole the Adoration of a Dead God a principis non ita fuit it was not so from the the beginning Heylins Survey c. Christ said unto his Disciples Take eat this is my Body this denotes signifies be tokens my Body what bread and wine is to the body of man that is Christ the Bread of Life his Flesh his Blood to the Soul the Doctrine of Bread-worship Invocation of Saints Worshipping of Images and many other pestilent Errors have steamed into the Church from the mis-understanding and mis-interpretation of Scriptures saith Rainold in his Orations Paul who had the Mind of Christ a feeling sense of Christs Institution said thrice in a Breath as I may say that the Bread after it was blessed or Thanks were given which is called Consecration remained Bread he called it so and he called it what it was his words imply not his belief of Transubstantiation but expresly the contrary 1 Cor. 11.26 27 28. Again Mat. 26. Christ took the Cup and gave Thanks and bad them drink saying This is my Blood that is signifies betokens or holds out my Blood not his Blood after Consecration but a Shadow of his Blood his own words immediately following evidently demonstrates this I will not drink henceforth of the Fruit of the Vine he calls what was in the Cup the Fruit of the Vine now his Blood was not the Fruit of the Vine but Wine is the Fruit of the Vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Fathers Kingdom saith he now whoever say that Bread and Wine after Consecration is Christ's Flesh and Blood consider this Did Christ cat his own Body Did he drink his own Blood you say consecrated Bread and Wine is Christ's Flesh and Blood and Christ eat and drank thereof what Consquences would follow this Doctrine Christ his Flesh his Blood is hid from apostatized Ages and Generations his Word became Flesh living Food Food of living Souls Christ is the living Bread which came down from Heaven his Flesh is the Bread that he gives who came from Heaven given for the Life of the World but perishing Bread and Wine though consecrated a thousand times came not from Heaven this said he who also said The Flesh profi●●eth nothing it is the Spirit that quickeneth and the words that I speak unto you they are Spirit and they are Life John 6. And whereas Paul said to the Corinthians As often as ye eat this Bread and Drink this Cup ye do shew the Lords Death till he come 1 Cor. 11.26 Now if the consecrated Host were Christ then he were come then how is it done till he come and were it proper to say till he come when he is already come Christ was obedient to Death even the Death of the Cross the Corinthians were in the Cross in the daily dying having Tastes of the eternal Inheritance and in the dying he comes with perfect Conquest abolishing Death and bringing Life and Immortality to Light And Paul said This do ye as often as ye drink it in remembrance of me this plainly shews that consecrated Bread and Wine is not his Body where his Body is there is no need of