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born again, and being made an heir of everlasting salvation, through our Lord Jesus Christ, may continue thy servant, and attain thy promise, through the same our Lord Jesus Christ thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. Then all the Prief demand the Name of the Child; which bring by the God
fathers and Godmothers pronounced, the Minister fhall jay, OST thou in the Name of this Child renounce the de
vil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of this world, with all covetous desires of the same, and the carnal desires of the felh, so that thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them?
Answ. I renounce then all.
of heaven and earth? And in Jesus Christ his only-begotten Son our Lord? And that he was conceived by the Holy Ghost; born of the Virgin Mary; that he suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried s that he went down into hell, and also did rise again the third day; that he ascended into heaven, and fitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, and from thence hall come again at the end of the world, to judge the quick and the dead?
And dolt thou believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholick. Church; the Communion of Saints; the Remiflion of sins; the Resurrection of the Flesh; and everlaiting life after death? Anfw. All this I stedfastly believe.
commandments, and walk in the fame all the days of thy life? Anfw. I will.
Tben fall be Prief say.
Here the Priest pall flock, and do lign bim with the make a Cross upon the sign of the Cross, in token that
Childs forehead. hereafter he shall not be ashamed to confess the faith of Chriit crucified, and manfully to fight under his banner, against sin, the world, and the devil; and to continue Chriits faithful soldier and servant unto bis lifes end. Ainen.
Then shall tbe Priet say,
Baptifin regenerate, and grafted into the body of Chrilts Church, let us give thanks unto Almighty God for these benefits, and with one accord make our
prayers unto him, that be may lead the rest of bis life according to this beginning
Then shall the Prir fay.
ther, that it hath plealed thee to regenerare this Infant with ihy Holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own Child by acoption, and to incorporate bim into thy holy Ciurch. And humbly wę Besech thee to grant, that be being dead unto fin, and ļiving unto righteousness, and being buried with Christ in his death, may crucify the oldman, and utierly abolish the whole body of fin; and that as be is made partriker of the Death of thy Son, be may also be partaker of his resurrection; so that finally with the residue of thy Holy Church, he may be an inberitor of thine everlaiting Kingdom, through Jésus Christ our Lord. Amen. There all Aanding up, the Minister ball make this Exbortation to the Godfa,
thers and Godmothers. Orasinuch as this Child hath promised by you bis sureties,
to renounce the devil and all his works, to believe in God, and to serve him; ye must remember that it is your parts and duties to see that this Infant be caught, so soon as be shall be able to learn, what a folemn vow, promise and profeßon be balb here made by you. And that be may
know these things the better, ye fhall call upon bien to hear Sermons, and chiefly ye shall provide that he may learn the Creed, the Lords Prayer, and the Ten Commandments in the vulgar tongue, and all other things which a Christian ought to know and believe to his fouls health ; and that this Child may be virtuously brought up to lead a godly and a Christian lite; remembering alway, that Baptifmn doch represent unto us our prefession, which is to follow the example of our Saviour Christ, and be made like unto him; that as he died, and role again for us; fo should we, who are baptized, die from fin, and rise again unto righteousness, continually mortifying all cur evil and corrupt affections, and daily proceeding in all virtue and godliness of living. But if they which bring the Infant to the Church do make fuch uncertain
Answers to the Priefts Questions, as that it cannot appear ihật the Child was baptized with Water, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of Ibe boly Ghof (wbich are fential Parts of Baptifm) then let the Prieji baprize' it in the Form before appointed for publick Baptism of infanis ; saving that at obe dipping of the Child in the Font, be shall use this Form of words : (F thou art not already baptized, N. I baptize thee, In
the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
The MINISTRATION of BAPTISM to such
as are of riper Years, and able to answer for themselves.
WHEN any fuh Perfons as are of riper Years ar: to be baptized, timely
be purpose, a Week before at the least, by the Parents, or some other discreet Perfons; that so due care may be laken for their Examination, whether they be fufficicvily instructed in the Principles of the Chriftian Religion ; and that they may be exhorted to prepare themselves with Prayers and fafting for the receiving of this hol, Sacrament.
And if they fall be found fit, then the Godfathers and Godmothers (the People being assembled upon the Sunday or Holy-day appointed) fall be ready to prefent them at the Font, immediately after ile Second Lilon, tilber at Morning or Evening Prayer, as the Curare in bis discretion ball think fit.
And standing there, ibe Prief shall ak whether any of the Perfors bere prijented be baprized, or no: if they stali anfwer, No: then pħall'ike Priest Jay ibus,
a born in sin (and that which is born of the flesh is felli) and they that are in the Aesh cannot please God, but live in fin, committing many actual tranigressions; and that our Saviour Christ Taith, None can enter into the kingdom of God, except he be regenerate, and born anew of Water and of the Holy Ghost; I beseech you to call upon God the Father, through our Lord Jesus Christ, that of his buunteous goodness he will grant to these persons that, which which by nature, they cannot have; that they may be baprized with Water and the Holy Ghost, and received into Chrilt's Holy Church, and be made lively members of the fame.
Then shall the Prief fay,
Let us Pray.
didit save Noah and his family in the Ark from perish, ing by water ; and also didst safely lead the children of Israel thy people through the Red fea, figuring thereby thy holy Baptilni ; and by the Baptism of thy well-beloved Son Jesus Christ in the river Jordan, didit fanctify the clement of
Water to the mystical washing away of sin; We beseech thee, for thine infinite mercies, that thou wilt mercifully look upon these thy Servants; wash theni, and fanctify them with the Holy Ghoft; that they being delivered from thy wrath, may be received into the Ark of Christ's Church; and being stedfaft in faith, joyful through hope, and rooted in charity, may so pass the waves of this troublesome world, that finally they may come to the land of everlasting life; there to reign with thee world without end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
the helper of all that flee to thee for succour, che life of them that believe, and the refurrection of the dead ; We call upon thee for these perfonis ; that they coming to thy holy Baptifin, may receive remission of their fins by fpiritual regeneration, Receive them, O Lord, as thou hast promised by thy well-beloved Soni, saying, Alk, and ye hall receive ; feek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you : So give now unto us that ask; let us chat seek, find; open the gate unto us that knock ; that these per fons may enjoy the everlasting benediction of thy heavenly washing, and may come to the eternal Kingdom which thou haft
promised by Chrift our Lord. Amen.
Tben fall she People fland up, and the Prift fall say, Hear the words of the Gospel written by Saint John, in the
third Chapter, beginning at the first Verle : THERE was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodenzus,
a ruler of the Jews. The same came to Jesus by night, and faid unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a a teacher conie from God; for ro mian can do these miracles that thou dnest, except God be with him. Jesus anfvered and said unto him, Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot fre the kingdom of God. Nicodemus faith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old ? Can be enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily I fay
I CREO thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit,