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THE 16th session will commence May 1st, 1849.

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No. III.



WE design this Tract especially for the most uneducated portion of the reading community, embracing in its details the whole subject, action, and design of baptism. We, therefore, adopt the method of Question and Answer as most instructive and impressive; only premising that our answers shall always be those, and those only, which the Holy Scriptures, history, and human experience authenticate and sustain.

Query 1. Who was the first Baptist? Answer. John, the harbinger of Christ, called "John the Baptist.”

Q. 2. From whom did he receive authority to baptize? A. Not from men, but from God. He was sent by God to baptize, and did not institute it himself, nor learn it from the Jews. John i. 33.

Q. 3. Where did he baptize? A. In the Jordan, and at Enon, "because there was much water there."

Q. 4. Did those he baptized make confession? A. They "were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins."

Q. 5. Were they led or carried to his baptism? A. "There went out to him Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region round about the Jordan, and were baptized by him in the Jordan."

Q. 6. Who was the most distinguished person whom he baptized! A. The Saviour of the world.

Q. 7. For what purpose was he baptized? A. Neither for confessing his sins nor for receiving remission of them; but "to fulfil all righteousness," or to honor the righteous institutions of God. “Thus,” said he, "it becomes us to fulfil all righteousness," or observe every divine institution.

Q. 8. How old was Jesus when baptized? A. About thirty years old.

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Q. 9. Had Jesus been circumcised when an infant? A. He was circumcised the eighth day.

Q. 10. Had all those that John baptized been circumcised? A. Yes; they were all Jews.

Q. 11. What do you infer from this fact? A. That baptism did come in room of circumcision, else no Jews would have been bap


Q. 12. When was Christian baptism introduced? A. Not till John the Baptist had been beheaded, and Jesus Christ crucified, almost four years after the baptism of John.

Q. 13. Where was it instituted? A. On a mountain of Galilee. Q. 14. By whom? A. By the Saviour in person.

Q. 15. In what words? A. "Go, teach all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you;" or, according to the Evangelist Mark, "Go ye into all the world; preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, and he that believeth not shall be damned."

Q. 16. To whom was this commission given? A. To the Apostles of Christ.

Q. 17. When and where did they begin to act under it? A. On the first Pentecost after the ascension of Jesus into heaven, and in the city of Jerusalem.

Q. 18. How many were there and then baptized? A. Three thousand souls.

Q. 19. What qualification was required by the Apostles acting under this commission? A. Repentance.

Q. 20. Repeat the words. "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of the Lord Jesus."

Q. 21. Any other indication implying whether none but professed believing ponitents were baptized on that occasion? A. "They that gladly received his word were baptized." Acts ii. 41.

Q. 22. Are infants capable of understanding, believing, and gladly receiving a preached gospel? A. Not such as we have in this age of the world.

Q. 23. What, then, would you infer concerning the first three thousand persons baptized by the Apostles of Christ? A. That there were no infants nor families having infants baptized by the Apostles in establishing the first Christian church ever planted on earth.

Q. 24. Had all the males baptized by the Apostles on this occasion

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