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kingdom which thou hast one that is born of the Spipromised by Christ our Lord. rit. Amen.
After which he shall use this Then shall the People stand Exhortation following. up, and the Priest shall fay; BEloved, ye hear in this Hear the words of the Gof Gospel the express words pel written by the Apostle of our Saviour Chrift, that John, in the third Chapter, except a man be born of wabeginning at the firft verse. ter, and of the Spirit, he canTHE Here was a man of the not enter into the kingdom
Pharisees, named Nico- of God. Whereby ye may demus, a ruler of the Jews. percieve the great neneffity of The same came to Jesus by this holy ordinance where it night, and said unto him, may be had. Likewife imme Rabbi, we know that thou diately before his Ascension art a teacher come from God; into heaven(as we read in the for no man can do those mi- last Chapter of Mark's Gof. racles that thou dost, except pel)he gave command to his God be with him. Jesus an- disciples, saying, Go ye into swered and said unto him, all the world, and preach the Verily,verily I say unto thee, Gospel to every creature. He Except a man be born again, that believeth and is baptized, he cannot see the kingdom of shall be saved; but he that God. Nicodemus faith unto believeth not, shall be conhim, How can a man be born demned. Which also sheweth when he is old? Can he en. unto us the great benefit we ter the second time into his reapthereby.For which cause mother's womb, and be born? Peter the Apostle, when Jesus answered, Verily, veri- upon his first preaching of the ly I say unto thee, Except a Gospel many were pricked at man be born of water and of the heart and said to him, and the Spirit, he cannot enter the rest of the Apostles, Men into the kingdom of God. and brethren, what shall we That which is born of the do? reply'd and said unto fesh is flesh; and that which them, Repent, and be baptiis born of the Spirit, is Spirit. Zed every one of you for the Marvel not that I said unto remission of fins, and ye shall thee, Ye must be born again. receive the gift of the Holy The wind bloweth where it Ghost. For the promise isto liftech, and thou hearest the you and to your children, and found thereof; but canst not to all that are afar off, even tell whence it cometh, and as many as the Lordour God whither it goeth: fo is every shall call. And with many o
ther words exhorted he them, thee, now and for ever. A. saying, Save yourselves from men. this untoward generation. Then the Priest shall speak to For(as the same Apostle testi the persons to be baptized fieth in another place) even on this wise. Batpism dots also now save Well-beloved, who are us, (not the putting away of come hither defiring the filth of the flesh, but the to receive holy Baptism, ye answer of a good conscience have heard how the Contowards God) by the Resur- gregation hath prayed that rection of Jesus Christ. Doubt Almighty Godwould vouchye not therefore, but earnest- safe to receive you, and ly believe, that he will favou. bless you, to release you of sably recieve these present per- your fins, to give you the fons, if they truly repent and kingdom of heaven and evercome unto him by faith ; lasting life. Ye have heard that he will grant them remis- also that he hath promised fion of their fins, and bestow by Jesus Christ, in his holy upon them the Holy Ghoft; Word, that those things that that he will give them the we duly pray for fhall be blessing of eternal life, and granted; which promise God make them partakers of his for his part will moft surely everlasting kingdom. keep and perform. Wherefore we being thus
Wherefore after this properswaded of the good-will mise made by Christ, ye muft of our heavenly Father to- also faithfully, for your part, wards these persons, declared promise in the presence of by his Son Jesus Christ; let this whole Congregation, us faithfully and devoutly that ye will renounce the degive thanks to him and say, vil and all his works, and Almighty and everlasting faithfully believe God's holy
God, heavenly Father, Word, and obediently keep we givet hee humble thanks, his commandments. that thou haft vouchsafed to Then shall the Priest demand call us to the knowledge of of each of the persons to be thy grace, and faith in thee; baptized, severally, thefe Increase this knowledge, and Questions following. confirm this faith in us ever
Questions. more: Give thy Holy Spirit Dof thou renounce the to these persons ; that they may
devil be born again, and be made the vain pomp and glory of heirs of everlasting falvation, the world, with all covetous thro' our Lord Jesus Christ, defires of the same, and the who liveth and reigneth with
carnal desires of the flesh, fo in all the Saints from the that thou wilt not follow beginning of the world; and nor be led by them? was afterwards sent to the Answ. I renounce them all. A postles, by the Father, ac
Question. cording to the promise of our DOM
Oft thou believe in one Saviour and Lord Jesus
unbegotten Being, the Christ; and after the A. only_true God, Almighty, poftles to all believers in the Father of Chrift; the the holy CatholickChurch? Creator and Maker of all And dost thou believe the things; from whom are all Resurrection of the flesh; things?
and the remission of fins; And doft thou believe in and the kingdom of Heaven; [one] Lord Jesus Christ, his and the life of the world to only begotten Son, the first come? born of the whole creation, Answ. All this I stedfastwho was begotten by the ly believe. good pleasure of the Father
Question. before the world began; by WIlt thou be baptized whom all things were made,
? both those in heaven, and Answ. That is my desire. those on earth, visible and
Question. invisible; who in the last wilt thou then obedidays descended from hea
ently keep God's hoven, and took flesh, and was ly will and commandments, born of the holy Virgin Ma- and walk in the same all the ry, and did converse holily, days of thy life? according to the laws of his Answ. I will endeavour so God and Father, and was to do, God being my helper. crucified under Pontius Pi. Then shall the Priest say, late, and died for us, and Merciful God, grant rose again from the dead after that the old man in his palion on the third day, these persons may be so buriand ascended into the hea- ed, that the new man may vens, and fitteth at the right- be raised up in them. Amen. hand of the Father, and a Grant that all carnal afgain is to come at the end of fections may die in them, and the world to judge the quick that all things belonging to and the dead; of whose the Spirit may live and grow kingdom there shall be no in them. Amen. end?
Grant that they may have And doft thou believe in power and strength to have the Holy Ghost, that is the victory, and to triumph aComforter; who wrought
Oil.] Then shall the Per- pure, a mind watchfully thout error
gainst the devil, the world, N. I baptizethee unto the
Name of the Father,
white Garments; and the
everliving Prieft fall draw near God, whose most dearly and say to each of them. beloved Son Jesus Chrift
, for Take this white garment
nointing with the Holy a Body undefiled, an Heart
Then ball the Priest use this my hand upon thee ; In toPrayer
ken that thou art devoted to Almighty and everlasting the faith and obedience of
God, who haft vouch- Christ crucified, and that his fafed to regenerate these thy holy Spirit will be ready to fervants by water and the Ho affift thee, and to enable thee ly Ghost, and haft given unto manfully to fight under his them the sign of the forgiv- banner against fin, the ness of their fins ; strengthen world, and the devil, and that them, we beseech thee, O thou must continue Chrift's Lord, with the Holy Ghost faithful Soldier and Servant, the Comforter ; and daily in- unto thy lives end. Amen. crease in them thy manifold (Note, The seal of the Cross gifts of grace ; the spirit of ought to be made with the wisdoin and understanding; holy Ointment.] the spirit of counsel and Then shall the Priest say, ghostly ftrength; the spirit WE yield, thee humble of knowledge and true godli thanks, O heavenly ness; and fill them, OLord, Father, that thou haft vouchwith the spirit of thy holy safed to call us to the knowfear, now and for ever. A. ledge of thy grace and faith
in thee; Increase this knowThen fall the Priest add as ledge, and confirm this faith follows,
in us evermore. Give thy Sign and feal these Persons, Holy Spirit
to theje persons ; O Lord, for thine own that being now born again, self, that they may be thine and made heirs of everlasting for ever, by the holy cross falvation, through our Lord and passion of thy Son. Con- Jesus Chrift, they may confirm and strengthen them tinue thy fervants, and attain mercifully with the inward thy promises, thro' the same unction of the Holy Ghost; our Lord Jesus Christ thy that they may daily increase Son, who liveth and reignin the
graces of the same Spi- eth with thee now and for rit more and more, until they ever. Amen.
to thine everlasting Then all standing up, the kingdom. Amen.
Priet fall use this ExhorThen the Priest jhall feal them tation following. feverally with the lead of the FOrasmuch as you have Cross on their foreheads ; promised in the presence and severally lay his hand of this Congregation to reupon their heads, saying, nounce the devil and all his N.
I seal thee with the feal works, to believe in God, of the Cross, and lay