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Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus
On Baptism

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1 12 | that none may imagine me so abandoned as to ex-cogitate, unprovoked, 2 1intro| way than by permanently abiding in water; so that most monstrous 3 10 | so far as our moderate ability permitted, of the generals 4 5 | being done away through ablution of sins. The guilt being 5 17 | so that, just as the one abolished baptism, so some other should 6 2 | faith consists! There is absolutely nothing which makes men' 7 5 | ruiner sets free! the damned absolves! He will, forsooth, destroy 8 20 | appetite are shattered by abstinence. Therefore, blessed ones, 9 3 | This however, is found in abundance, and that from the very 10 8 | that this also ought to be accepted as a sign for our admonition.~ 11 5 | higher degrees among men, an accession of efficacy was granted 12 9 | for the people from the "accompanying rock;" for if Christ is " 13 3 | suspension of "the dry land" He accomplished by "separating the waters." 14 17 | the bishop's authority, on account of the honour of the Church, 15 3 | fashioning man himself also achieved with the aid of waters? 16 5 | living God? Which fact being acknowledged, we recognise here also 17 4 | corporeal of a spiritual, adapted (as the spiritual is) through 18 12 | which fact is gathered an additional suggestion, that, since 19 3 | this element which I can adduce to show how great is its 20 5 | hydro-phobic." Why have we adduced these instances? Lest any 21 18 | again, the Spirit bade adjoin himself to the chamberlain' 22 17 | urgent, is exceptionally admissible; inasmuch as he will be 23 8 | accepted as a sign for our admonition.~ 24 5 | thus, when the grace of God advanced to higher degrees among 25 19 | disciples, and the hope of the advent of the Lord indirectly pointed 26 1intro| themselves generally do affect arid and waterless places. 27 5 | whom waters have drowned or affected with madness or with fear, 28 12 | I will reply to them who affirm "that the apostles were 29 5 | first received from His afflatus, but had afterward lost 30 5 | from His afflatus, but had afterward lost through sin.~ 31 3 | terrestrial life acts as agent likewise in the celestial.~ 32 14 | schisms and dissensions were agitated among them, while one attributes 33 3 | himself also achieved with the aid of waters? Suitable material 34 1intro| doctrine, making it her first aim to destroy baptism. Which 35 18 | temptation is prepared, alike in such as never were wedded 36 9 | and bitter nature into the all-salutary waters of baptism. This 37 18 | appertaining especially to almsgiving. On the contrary, this precept 38 | alone 39 3 | heaven unwrought: water alone--always a perfect, gladsome, 40 2 | is dipped in water, and amid the utterance of some few 41 13 | resurrection, there has been an amplification added w the sacrament, viz., 42 3 | that their substance is ancient; the second, their dignity, 43 5 | their perjuries. Among the ancients, again, whoever had defiled 44 3 | impossible it is to be formed anew by water. In what respect, 45 19 | back into the heavens, the angels told the apostles that " 46 8 | of hands from above, to animate their union into one body 47 20 | Thereupon the Lord, driven apart into desert places after 48 5 | cities: at all events, at the Apollinarian and Eleusinian games they 49 14 | everything to Paul, another to Apollos. For which reason the "peace-making" 50 18 | a reference of its own, appertaining especially to almsgiving. 51 20 | fulness or immoderation of appetite are shattered by abstinence. 52 8 | into water, and, by the application of hands from above, to 53 20 | they deserted the Lord when apprehended, and he who continued to 54 18 | vessel of election." God's approbation sends sure premonitory tokens 55 9 | His own sempiternal water; approves,when teaching concerning 56 14 | baptize;", as if by this argument baptism were done away! 57 1intro| themselves generally do affect arid and waterless places. But 58 | around 59 19 | so come, as He had withal ascended into the heavens;" at Pentecost, 60 5 | understanding of spiritual powers, ascribe to their idols the imbuing 61 17 | let them know that, in Asia, the presbyter who composed 62 20 | receive." Well, you have asked, and have received; you 63 18 | have given "to him that asketh." For no less cause must 64 20 | pray that, when you are asking, you be mindful likewise 65 20 | tempted was, that they fell asleep; so that they deserted the 66 1intro| with nature; for vipers and asps and basilisks themselves 67 8 | announced to the earth the assuagement of celestial wrath, when 68 17 | their superiors--lest they assume to themselves the specific 69 4 | fore-noted by the very attitude assumed for a type of baptism,-- 70 6 | divine names suffice for the assurance of our hope likewise! Moreover, 71 17 | expedient." Let it suffice assuredly, in cases of necessity, 72 11 | Lord had not yet been fully attained, nor the efficacy of the 73 2 | cleaner, the consequent attainment of eternity s is esteemed 74 6 | the pledging both of the attestation of faith and the promise 75 4 | then fore-noted by the very attitude assumed for a type of baptism,-- 76 4 | very many. But what is an attribute to the genus reappears likewise 77 14 | agitated among them, while one attributes everything to Paul, another 78 17 | that writing, as if he were augmenting Paul's fame from his own 79 4 | the spirit, which is the author of the sin; for the spirit 80 17 | in cases of necessity, to avail yourself (of that rule's), 81 20 | ones, whom the grace of God awaits, when you ascend from that 82 13 | That point excepted, he bad sufficiently learnt and 83 18 | which one, again, the Spirit bade adjoin himself to the chamberlain' 84 6 | MEANING CONTAINED IN THE BAPTISMAL FORMULA.~Not that in the 85 12 | none greater than John the Baptist." Others make the suggestion ( 86 1intro| for vipers and asps and basilisks themselves generally do 87 12 | the Lord touching the "one bath" does, under the person 88 15 | repeated. But the Jewish Israel bathes daily, because he is daily 89 5 | brooks, and the ponds in the baths, and the conduits in private 90 19 | preparation, "Ye will meet a man bearing water." He points out the 91 17 | baptizing, unless some new beast shall arise like the former; 92 | became 93 | becomes 94 | becoming 95 18 | Give to every one who beggeth thee," has a reference of 96 11 | LORD DID NOT BAPTIZE."~"But behold, "say some, "the Lord came, 97 2 | believed. For what does it behove divine works to be in their 98 12 | promise salvation to every believer. "Thy faith," He would say, " 99 13 | all thereafter who became believers used to be baptized. Then 100 13 | is become a faith which believes in His nativity, passion, 101 12 | be remitted thee," on thy believing, of course, albeit thou 102 20 | were more mindful of their belly and their gullet than of 103 17 | seeing that these powers belong to their superiors--lest 104 20 | repeated prayers, fasts, and bendings of the knee, and vigils 105 10 | will now, equally to the best of my power, proceed to 106 17 | what he had free liberty to bestow. But the woman of pertness, 107 17 | if he shall refrain from bestowing what he had free liberty 108 17 | be equally given. Unless bishops, or priests, or deacons, 109 9 | of sometime envenomed and bitter nature into the all-salutary 110 9 | restored from its defect of "bitterness" to its native grace of " 111 9 | without doubt we see baptism blest by the water in Christ. 112 1intro| away the sins of our early blindness, we are set free and admitted 113 8 | our cleansed and blessed bodies willingly descends from 114 4 | that which was hovered over borrowed a holiness, since it is 115 15 | to be outsiders. I am not bound to recognize in them a thing 116 20 | man of God lives "not by bread alone," but "by the word 117 15 | omitted above, lest I seem to break off the train of impending 118 20 | mother, together with your brethren, ask from the Father, ask 119 17 | BAPTISM.~ For concluding our brief subject, it remains to put 120 8 | dove of the Holy Spirit, bringing us the peace of God, sent 121 5 | sacrament, unclean spirits brood on waters, in spurious imitation 122 5 | spurious imitation of that brooding of the Divine Spirit in 123 5 | founts, and all unfrequented brooks, and the ponds in the baths, 124 2 | their credit and authority built up. Oh, miserable incredulity, 125 9 | wounded, forth from His side bursts water; witness the soldier' 126 5 | likeness," who in days bygone had been conformed to "the 127 1intro| is, that a viper of the Cainite heresy, lately conversant 128 10 | dealt with as if it were a candidate for the remission and sanctification 129 15 | not at all; nor is that capable of being counted which is 130 18 | is rather to be looked at carefully: "Give not the holy thing 131 4 | flesh (inasmuch as no one carries on his skin the spot of 132 1intro| grounds of the traditions, carry (in mind), through ignorance, 133 5 | by washings. Moreover, by carrying water around, and sprinkling 134 18 | holy thing to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before swine;" 135 4 | material substance should catch the quality of that which 136 3 | firmament in the midst He caused by "dividing the waters;" 137 2 | that He lays the material causes of His own operation in 138 18 | remission of sins?" More caution will be exercised in worldly 139 5 | them, after his washing, ceased to complain. This figure 140 19 | when the Lord was about to celebrate the last Passover, He said 141 19 | points out the place for celebrating the Passover by the sign 142 10 | its character, touching certain minor questions. The baptism 143 4 | midst of his journeys with chance water, derived (therefrom) 144 10 | proceed to the rest of its character, touching certain minor 145 18 | himself to the chamberlain's chariot. The Scripture which he 146 9 | concerning love, among works of charity, the cup of water offered 147 5 | So they do) but they cheat themselves with waters which 148 12 | prayers of the saints, He checks the world, and restores 149 17 | baptism. Of giving it, the chief priest (who is the bishop) 150 12 | is attainable by none" (chiefly on the ground of that declaration 151 9 | water offered to a poor (child); recruits His strength 152 18 | however, in the case of little children. For why is it necessary-- 153 12 | prerogative even of first choice, and thereafter of undivided 154 7 | called "Christ," from the "chrism," which is "the unction;" 155 18 | to come; let them become Christians when they have become able 156 5 | in private houses, or the cisterns and wells which are said 157 5 | houses, temples, and whole cities: at all events, at the Apollinarian 158 7 | gathered together in this city against Thy Holy Son whom 159 12 | were any one to whom they clare, the Lord had exalted John 160 3 | remaining moisture to a clayey consistency. If, from that 161 2 | much (or not at all) the cleaner, the consequent attainment 162 5 | similarity is there? The unclean cleanses! the ruiner sets free! the 163 8 | with another spirit of so clear sound; and shall it not 164 12 | suggestion (forced enough, clearly "that the apostles then 165 20 | the temptations which will closely follow. "Watch and pray," 166 13 | sealing act of baptism; the clothing, in some sense, of the faith 167 3 | fear I may seem to have collected rather the praises of water 168 10 | concerning the earth; He who comes from the realms above is 169 10 | he had pointed out when coming to him, were "'HE." And 170 5 | angel holds frequent profane commerce with the selfsame element 171 12 | they, however, were not companions of Christ, but enemies of 172 13 | of the Holy Spirit." The comparison with this law of that definition, " 173 17 | or of time, or of person compels you (so to do); for then 174 12 | might be able to confer the compendious grace of baptism, seeing 175 5 | after his washing, ceased to complain. This figure of corporeal 176 5 | Bethsaida. They who were complaining of ill-health used to watch 177 10 | the Spirit of prophecy--so completely failed, after the transfer 178 17 | Asia, the presbyter who composed that writing, as if he were 179 11 | whom by humility He was concealing? Into the Holy Spirit, who 180 4 | by the Holy One, itself conceived withal the power of sanctifying. 181 17 | CONFERRING BAPTISM.~ For concluding our brief subject, it remains 182 10 | not descend on any other condition, but that He should first 183 20 | OF PREPARATION FOR, AND CONDUCT AFTER, THE RECEPTION OF 184 5 | ponds in the baths, and the conduits in private houses, or the 185 20 | thankfulness if we do now publicly confess our iniquities or our turpitudes: 186 20 | night through, and with the confession of all by gone sins, that 187 9 | and His Christ, for the confirmation of baptism! Never is Christ 188 5 | in days bygone had been conformed to "the image" of God; ( 189 2 | world hath God elected to confound its wisdom;" and, "The things 190 1intro| though probable faith. The consequence is, that a viper of the 191 2 | at all) the cleaner, the consequent attainment of eternity s 192 2 | without pomp, without any considerable novelty of.preparation, 193 3 | remaining moisture to a clayey consistency. If, from that time onward, 194 10 | they were unable to give a consistent answer, inasmuch as they 195 2 | principles of which the faith consists! There is absolutely nothing 196 17 | he says, "and at home consult their own husbands."~ 197 6 | THE HOLY SPIRIT. MEANING CONTAINED IN THE BAPTISMAL FORMULA.~ 198 1intro| the faith), but them who, content with having simply believed, 199 18 | more fully strengthened for continence. If any understand the weighty 200 9 | is the water which flowed continously down for the people from 201 4 | from the beginning, would continue to linger over the waters 202 2 | His own operation in the contraries of wisdom and of power, 203 15 | mooted to bring baptism into controversy. Permit me to call to mind 204 1intro| the Cainite heresy, lately conversant in this quarter, has carried 205 10 | human in its nature: for it conveyed nothing celestial, but it 206 17 | his own store, after being convicted, and confessing that he 207 14 | words were written to the Corinthians in regard of the circumstances 208 7 | our case, the unction runs cornally, (i.e. on the body,) but 209 4 | the angel, the spirit is corporeally washed in the waters, and 210 5 | they everywhere expiate country-seats, houses, temples, and whole 211 17 | for then the stedfast courage of the succourer, when the 212 12 | ship,were sprinkled and covered with the waves: that Peter 213 12 | father and ship, and the craft by which he gained his living; 214 3 | PROMINENCE FIRST OF ALL IN CREATION.~Mindful of this declaration 215 3 | precept "to bring forth living creatures." Water was the first to 216 2 | solemnities or mysteries get their credit and authority built up. 217 14 | did he baptize Gaius, and Crispus, and the house of Stephanas? 218 9 | being surrendered to the cross, water intervenes; witness 219 9 | over the water; willingly crosses the sea; ministers water 220 11 | or the prefect in person cudgel? One whose ministers do 221 11 | edict," or, "The prefect cudgelled him." Pray does the emperor 222 9 | among works of charity, the cup of water offered to a poor ( 223 13 | saying, "Arise, and enter Damascus; there shall be demonstrated 224 5 | the ruiner sets free! the damned absolves! He will, forsooth, 225 18 | likewise should be thrust into danger? Who both themselves, by 226 10 | baptism of repentance" was dealt with as if it were a candidate 227 18 | every "petition " may both deceive and be deceived. And so, 228 18 | may both deceive and be deceived. And so, according to the 229 2 | more incredible. I am a deceiver if, on the contrary, it 230 8 | the Holy Spirit might be declared by means of the creature ( 231 18 | conspicuous evidence that the Lord deemed him worthy had been interposed. 232 9 | water is restored from its defect of "bitterness" to its native 233 5 | were wont to remedy bodily defects, now heal the spirit; they 234 20 | beforehand the foundation of defences against the temptations 235 18 | must the unwedded also be deferred--in whom the ground of temptation 236 15 | repetition of impurities, again defile them whom it has washed!~ 237 15 | defiled: and, for fear that defilement should be practised among 238 12 | since the Lord Himself had defined baptism to be one; (saying 239 5 | of God advanced to higher degrees among men, an accession 240 8 | over the other, that, by delineating Christ, they even portended 241 13 | Damascus; there shall be demonstrated to thee what thou oughtest 242 20 | and used the sword, even denied Him thrice: for withal the 243 2 | incredulity, which quite deniest to God His own properties, 244 2 | they who pass Him by do not deny), it is with good reason 245 12 | the sacrament of water, deprive the apostles even of John' 246 11 | Spirit, who had not yet descended from the Father? Into the 247 8 | blessed bodies willingly descends from the Father that Holiest 248 18 | suddenly seized with an eager desire to be baptized; but, after 249 12 | saying to Peter, who was desirous of being thoroughly bathed, " 250 18 | may be disappointed by the development of an evil disposition, 251 3 | grace; how many ingenious devices, how many functions, how 252 10 | determine that that baptism was devine indeed, (yet in respect 253 2 | and, "The things very difficult with men are easy with God." 254 2 | without expense, a man is dipped in water, and amid the utterance 255 4 | defiled by sins, as it were by dirt, we should be washed from 256 18 | their promises, and may be disappointed by the development of an 257 9 | thirsty, when He makes a discourse, to His own sempiternal 258 18 | Scripture, was thus suitably discovered--to whom God had, unasked, 259 15 | already received a fuller discussion from us in Greek. We enter, 260 12 | his living; a third, who disdained his father's obsequies, 261 9 | water the first rudimentary displays of His power, when invited 262 3 | material substance which He has disposed throughout all His products 263 12 | the Church, in that she is disquieted "in the sea," that is, in 264 14 | seeing that schisms and dissensions were agitated among them, 265 11 | neither can our death see dissolution except by the Lord's passion, 266 20 | specialties of grace and distributions of gifts may be supplied 267 3 | the midst He caused by "dividing the waters;" the suspension 268 18 | not the holy thing to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before 269 5 | that the effect of their doing that is their regeneration 270 3 | fully, that it is not to be doubted that God has made the material 271 15 | since they have it not duly, doubtless they have not at all; nor 272 8 | He says, "Be ye simple as doves." Even this is not without 273 16 | the water might likewise drink the blood. This is the baptism 274 20 | God. Thereupon the Lord, driven apart into desert places 275 5 | spirit. Men whom waters have drowned or affected with madness 276 3 | the suspension of "the dry land" He accomplished by " 277 15 | since they have it not duly, doubtless they have not 278 | during 279 10 | the lord to perform this duty,) but human in its nature: 280 18 | suddenly seized with an eager desire to be baptized; but, 281 1intro| washing away the sins of our early blindness, we are set free 282 8 | law of heavenly effect, to earth--that is, to our flesh--as 283 20 | Israel the reproach they had east an the Lord. For the people, 284 2 | very difficult with men are easy with God." For if God is 285 11 | The emperor set forth an edict," or, "The prefect cudgelled 286 5 | religion, what religion is more effectual than that of the living 287 9 | escaped the violence of the Egyptian king by crossing over through 288 2 | things of the world hath God elected to confound its wisdom;" 289 18 | an appointed vessel of election." God's approbation sends 290 5 | at the Apollinarian and Eleusinian games they are baptized; 291 8 | means of the creature (the emblem) of simplicity and innocence, 292 8 | is, to our flesh--as it emerges from the font, after its 293 17 | function of the bishop! Emulation of the episcopal office 294 12 | continued unbathed to the end--so that even that saying 295 17 | when the situation of the endangered one is urgent, is exceptionally 296 10 | furnished no celestial (endowments): whereas the very thing 297 12 | companions of Christ, but enemies of the faith, doctors of 298 18 | prayer's sake, being intently engaged on the divine Scripture, 299 13 | now that faith has been enlarged, and is become a faith which 300 7 | old discipline, wherein on entering the priesthood, then were 301 9 | the king himself, with his entire forces. What figure more 302 2 | so shaking the faith or entirely preventing its reception, 303 9 | Himself, the veins of sometime envenomed and bitter nature into the 304 8 | grandsons, born of Joseph, Ephrem and Manasses; with his hands 305 17 | bishop! Emulation of the episcopal office is the mother of 306 9 | set unconditionally free, escaped the violence of the Egyptian 307 11 | the efficacy of the font established through the passion and 308 2 | attainment of eternity s is esteemed the more incredible. I am 309 17 | deacons, be on the spot, ether disciples are called i.e. 310 5 | and whole cities: at all events, at the Apollinarian and 311 | everything 312 | everywhere 313 3 | or at more length, the evidences of the "authority" of this 314 12 | imagine me so abandoned as to ex-cogitate, unprovoked, in the licence 315 12 | they clare, the Lord had exalted John above him (by the testimony) 316 1intro| simply believed, without full examination of the grounds of the traditions, 317 3 | liquid element has to be examined. This however, is found 318 13 | lacking to him. That point excepted, he bad sufficiently learnt 319 12 | the apostles, whom--Paul excepted-we do not find baptized in 320 17 | endangered one is urgent, is exceptionally admissible; inasmuch as 321 15 | whom the mere fact of their excommunication testifies to be outsiders. 322 18 | sins?" More caution will be exercised in worldly matters: so that 323 13 | was bare, and which cannot exist now without its proper law. 324 4 | the very waters which then existed in the first beginning?" 325 3 | than all the other then existing elements. For the darkness 326 11 | other, because no other exists, except that of Christ subsequently; 327 17 | are lawful, but not all expedient." Let it suffice assuredly, 328 5 | sprinkling it, they everywhere expiate country-seats, houses, temples, 329 20 | gone sins, that they may express the meaning even of the 330 9 | water, it was water that extinguished the king himself, with his 331 18 | reason of mortality, may fail to fulfil their promises, 332 10 | prophecy--so completely failed, after the transfer of the 333 20 | saith (the Lord), "lest ye fall into temptation." And the 334 18 | Scripture which he was reading falls in opportunely with his 335 17 | he were augmenting Paul's fame from his own store, after 336 3 | For was not the work of fashioning man himself also achieved 337 20 | pray with repeated prayers, fasts, and bendings of the knee, 338 20 | were tempted was, that they fell asleep; so that they deserted 339 15 | Heretics, however, have no fellowship in our discipline, whom 340 17 | over-boldness, should give a female the power of teaching and 341 | few 342 5 | are always antecedent as figurative of things spiritual. And 343 9 | solemnities of discipline, the figures, the preparations, the prayers, 344 2 | novelty of.preparation, finally, without expense, a man 345 3 | suspension of the celestial firmament in the midst He caused by " 346 5 | washing away, leads men to flatter themselves with a belief 347 8 | to earth--that is, to our flesh--as it emerges from the font, 348 8 | font, after its old sins flies the dove of the Holy Spirit, 349 9 | This is the water which flowed continously down for the 350 16 | both stands in lieu of the fontal bathing when that has not 351 2 | and of power, that is, in foolishness and impossibility; since 352 18 | The Lord does indeed say, "Forbid them not to come unto me." 353 20 | baptism." Well, and who forbids you, unless it be the necessity 354 12 | Others make the suggestion (forced enough, clearly "that the 355 9 | himself, with his entire forces. What figure more manifestly 356 10 | nothing celestial, but it fore-ministered to things celestial; being, 357 4 | baptism,--which was even then fore-noted by the very attitude assumed 358 2 | divine declaration which has fore-run: "The foolish things of 359 8 | among the nations is the fore-token of peace; so by the self-same 360 5 | was to come to pass has forerun. An angel, by his intervention, 361 4 | the spot of idolatry, or fornication, or fraud), so persons of 362 5 | damned absolves! He will, forsooth, destroy his own work, by 363 20 | kingdoms." The Lord Himself forthwith after baptism temptations 364 3 | from that time onward, I go forward in recounting universally, 365 4 | persons of that kind are foul in the spirit, which is 366 20 | and lay beforehand the foundation of defences against the 367 11 | His apostles had not yet founded? And thus it was with the 368 4 | or a pool, a stream or a fount, a lake or a trough; nor 369 5 | beginning? Witness all shady founts, and all unfrequented brooks, 370 3 | the waters," separated the fourth day before into their own 371 4 | idolatry, or fornication, or fraud), so persons of that kind 372 7 | spiritual, in that we are freed from sins.~ 373 18 | widowed by means of their freedom--until they either marry, 374 10 | none either pardons sins or freely grants the Spirit save God 375 5 | while the evil angel holds frequent profane commerce with the 376 18 | of mortality, may fail to fulfil their promises, and may 377 15 | point has already received a fuller discussion from us in Greek. 378 20 | temptations incident to fulness or immoderation of appetite 379 17 | themselves the specific function of the bishop! Emulation 380 3 | ingenious devices, how many functions, how useful an instrumentality, 381 10 | course the servant could not furnish. Accordingly, in the Acts 382 3 | things which, before all the furnishing of the world, were quiescent 383 | further 384 12 | and the craft by which he gained his living; a third, who 385 14 | if so, why did he baptize Gaius, and Crispus, and the house 386 8 | dove is without literal gall. And accordingly He says, " 387 5 | Apollinarian and Eleusinian games they are baptized; and they 388 12 | them who has put on the garment of Christ's baptism, either 389 19 | Jeremiah says, "And I will gather them together from the extremities 390 1intro| and basilisks themselves generally do affect arid and waterless 391 10 | ability permitted, of the generals which form the groundwork 392 2 | solemnities or mysteries get their credit and authority 393 3 | alone--always a perfect, gladsome, simple material substance, 394 8 | seat, He reposes: (He who) glided down on the Lord "in the 395 3 | of stars; and the abyss gloomy; and the earth unfurnished; 396 16 | be baptized by the water, glorified by the blood; to make us, 397 11 | disciples, inasmuch as the glory of the Lord had not yet 398 5 | notorious Isis or Mithras. The gods themselves likewise they 399 18 | be baptized; but, after going up to the temple for prayer' 400 2 | do not deny), it is with good reason that He lays the 401 15 | according to the Lord's gospel as according to the apostle' 402 3 | material substance which governs terrestrial life acts as 403 2 | as if they were vain; the grand results, as if they were 404 2 | when compared with the grandeur which is promised thereto 405 8 | which Jacob blessed his grandsons, born of Joseph, Ephrem 406 10 | either pardons sins or freely grants the Spirit save God only. 407 12 | born of women there is none greater than John the Baptist." 408 15 | fuller discussion from us in Greek. We enter, then, the font 409 1intro| full examination of the grounds of the traditions, carry ( 410 10 | generals which form the groundwork of the sanctity of baptism. 411 18 | come," then, while they are growing up; let them "come" while 412 17 | inasmuch as he will be guilty of a human creature's loss 413 20 | of their belly and their gullet than of God. Thereupon the 414 5 | instances? Lest any think it too hard far belief that a holy angel 415 | hast 416 18 | innocent period of life hasten to the "remission of sins?" 417 1intro| but them who, content with having simply believed, without 418 5 | remedy bodily defects, now heal the spirit; they who used 419 12 | obsequies, fulfilled, before he heard it, that highest precept 420 12 | the unbaptized." I have heard--the Lord is my witness-- 421 10 | whom they knew not even by hearing. That, then, was no celestial 422 5 | USE MADE OF WATER BY THE HEATHEN. TYPE OF THE ANGEL AT THE 423 8 | the world--a dove was the herald which announced to the earth 424 1intro| that a viper of the Cainite heresy, lately conversant in this 425 15 | UNITY OF BAPTISM. REMARKS ON HERETICAL ANY JEWISH BAPTISM.~I know 426 | hereupon 427 | herself 428 17 | the Lord ought not to be hidden by any: in like manner, 429 3 | merited an office of so high dignity?" The authority, 430 5 | grace of God advanced to higher degrees among men, an accession 431 12 | before he heard it, that highest precept of the Lord, "He 432 5 | salvation; while the evil angel holds frequent profane commerce 433 8 | descends from the Father that Holiest Spirit. Over the waters 434 4 | hovered over borrowed a holiness, since it is necessary that 435 17 | silent," he says, "and at home consult their own husbands."~ 436 15 | mock sinners (with vain hopes); which does not, by being 437 7 | anointed with oil from a horn, ever since Aaron was anointed 438 18 | baptized:" for Simon, his host, speedily recognized him 439 19 | day is the Lord's; every hour, every time, is apt for 440 11 | word? Into Himself, whom by humility He was concealing? Into 441 5 | the power, that is, of a hurtful spirit. Men whom waters 442 17 | at home consult their own husbands."~ 443 5 | nymph-caught, or "lymphatic," or" hydro-phobic." Why have we adduced these 444 12 | in the licence of my pen, ideas which would inspire others 445 18 | himself, too, was not found idle, nor as one who was suddenly 446 4 | on his skin the spot of idolatry, or fornication, or fraud), 447 1intro| carry (in mind), through ignorance, an untried though probable 448 2 | II. THE VERY SIMPLICITY OF 449 3 | III. WATER CHOSEN AS A VEHICLE 450 8 | which point baptism would ill be compared to the deluge. 451 5 | who were complaining of ill-health used to watch for him; for 452 12 | that kind: that none may imagine me so abandoned as to ex-cogitate, 453 4 | being thus sanctified, they imbibe at the same time the power 454 5 | ascribe to their idols the imbuing of waters with the self-same 455 5 | brood on waters, in spurious imitation of that brooding of the 456 5 | things of God, the spurious imitations of which, in the case of 457 12 | that Peter himself also was immersed enough when he walked on 458 20 | temptations incident to fulness or immoderation of appetite are shattered 459 15 | to break off the train of impending thoughts in the middle. 460 18 | any understand the weighty import of baptism, they will fear 461 13 | law of baptizing has been imposed, and the formula prescribed: " 462 8 | VIII. OF THE IMPOSITION OF HANDS. TYPES OF THE DELUGE 463 2 | that is, in foolishness and impossibility; since every virtue receives 464 2 | preventing its reception, that it impugns it on the very principles 465 15 | infected with the repetition of impurities, again defile them whom 466 9 | Himself baptized in water; inaugurates in water the first rudimentary 467 20 | God;" and that temptations incident to fulness or immoderation 468 19 | completed. Nor will it be incongruous to interpret figuratively 469 2 | eternity s is esteemed the more incredible. I am a deceiver if, on 470 17 | of reverence and modesty incumbent on laymen--seeing that these 471 19 | of the advent of the Lord indirectly pointed to, in that, at 472 18 | disposition, and even age, of each individual, the delay of baptism is 473 15 | which does not, by being infected with the repetition of impurities, 474 3 | power or its grace; how many ingenious devices, how many functions, 475 8 | granted possible for human ingenuity to summon a spirit into 476 3 | through its elements, when inhabitants were given it, "the waters" 477 20 | now publicly confess our iniquities or our turpitudes: for we 478 8 | deluge, by which the old iniquity was purged--after the baptism, 479 5 | channel through which they are initiated into some sacred rites-- 480 8 | emblem) of simplicity and innocence, because even in her bodily 481 18 | know Christ. Why does the innocent period of life hasten to 482 10 | that he presently sent to inquire whether He whom he had himself 483 4 | both for penetrating and insinuating. Thus the nature of the 484 12 | my pen, ideas which would inspire others with scruple. And 485 5 | away the sins which himself inspires! These (remarks) have been 486 11 | ordinary manner; just as, for instance, we say, "The emperor set 487 5 | Why have we adduced these instances? Lest any think it too hard 488 1intro| will not be superfluous; instructing not only such as are just 489 3 | functions, how useful an instrumentality, it affords the world, I 490 18 | for prayer's sake, being intently engaged on the divine Scripture, 491 12 | thing to be sprinkled or intercepted by the violence of the sea; 492 8 | his hands laid on them and interchanged, and indeed so transversely 493 18 | deemed him worthy had been interposed. The Spirit had enjoined 494 19 | will it be incongruous to interpret figuratively the fact that, 495 9 | surrendered to the cross, water intervenes; witness Pilate's hands: 496 12 | thereafter of undivided intimacy, might be able to confer 497 1intro| I. INTRODUCTION. ORIGIN OF THE TREATISE.~ 498 3 | earth. But the earth was invisible, and unorganized, and darkness 499 9 | displays of His power, when invited to the nuptials; invites 500 9 | invited to the nuptials; invites the thirsty, when He makes 501 8 | laid on us, invoking and inviting the Holy Spirit through


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