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Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus
On Baptism

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502 4 | their origin, do, after invocation of God, attain the sacramental 503 8 | the hand is laid on us, invoking and inviting the Holy Spirit 504 4 | THE OUTWARD SIGN AND THE INWARD GRACE.~But it will suffice 505 5 | rites--of some notorious Isis or Mithras. The gods themselves 506 7 | After this, when we have issued from the font, we are thoroughly 507 3 | material substance, pure in itself--supplied a worthy vehicle 508 4 | IV. THE PRIMEVAL HOVERING OF 509 9 | IX. TYPES OF THE RED SEA, AND 510 8 | sacramental rite in which Jacob blessed his grandsons, born 511 19 | course. But, moreover, when Jeremiah says, "And I will gather 512 1intro| after the example of our Jesus Christ, are born in water, 513 10 | thing which was celestial in John--the Spirit of prophecy-- 514 4 | whom John baptized in the Jordan and those whom Peter baptized 515 8 | blessed his grandsons, born of Joseph, Ephrem and Manasses; with 516 4 | baptized in the midst of his journeys with chance water, derived ( 517 20 | it be the necessity for joy, and the thanksgiving for 518 19 | that, Pentecost is a most joyous space for conferring baptisms; 519 10 | baptized with fire, unto judgment.~ 520 3 | purpose unless it be moist and juicy; which (earth) "the waters," 521 20 | when in forty days He had kept fast. "Then," some one will 522 1intro| doctrine, knew full well how to kill the little fishes, by taking 523 13 | shall not enter into the kingdom of the heavens," has tied 524 20 | should attain the celestial kingdoms." The Lord Himself forthwith 525 20 | fasts, and bendings of the knee, and vigils all the night 526 20 | have received; you have knocked, and it has been opened 527 12 | peril of all the others who lack the water of Christ is prejudged, 528 13 | which was the only thing lacking to him. That point excepted, 529 4 | a stream or a fount, a lake or a trough; nor is there 530 9 | water; witness the soldier's lance!~ 531 1intro| viper of the Cainite heresy, lately conversant in this quarter, 532 | later 533 17 | preserved. Beside these, even laymen have the right; for what 534 17 | and modesty incumbent on laymen--seeing that these powers 535 2 | with good reason that He lays the material causes of His 536 5 | material for washing away, leads men to flatter themselves 537 17 | permitted a woman even to learn with over-boldness, should 538 13 | excepted, he bad sufficiently learnt and believed "the Nazarene" 539 | least 540 9 | their old tyrant, they leave quite behind, overwhelmed 541 12 | one word of the Lord, one left the toll-booth behind for 542 3 | universally, or at more length, the evidences of the "authority" 543 15 | according to the apostle's letters, inasmuch as he says, "One 544 17 | bestowing what he had free liberty to bestow. But the woman 545 16 | baptism which both stands in lieu of the fontal bathing when 546 12 | were baptized, and were not like-minded with their own rivals: especially 547 4 | beginning, would continue to linger over the waters of the baptized. 548 18 | Lord is pointed out; faith lingers not; water needs no waiting 549 3 | authority, I suppose, of the liquid element has to be examined. 550 8 | structure the dove is without literal gall. And accordingly He 551 20 | days, that the man of God lives "not by bread alone," but " 552 12 | baptism of John, and were longing for that of the Lord, then 553 18 | precept is rather to be looked at carefully: "Give not 554 5 | they call nymph-caught, or "lymphatic," or" hydro-phobic." Why 555 5 | drowned or affected with madness or with fear, they call 556 12 | that the prescript may be maintained, or else the prescript is 557 20 | after baptism, showed, by maintaining a fast of forty days, that 558 1intro| most venomous doctrine, making it her first aim to destroy 559 8 | born of Joseph, Ephrem and Manasses; with his hands laid on 560 18 | chamberlain, let us reflect that a manifest and conspicuous evidence 561 9 | forces. What figure more manifestly fulfilled in the sacrament 562 18 | freedom--until they either marry, or else be more fully strengthened 563 18 | be exercised in worldly matters: so that one who is not 564 18 | wedded by means of their maturity, and in the widowed by means 565 10 | But we, with but as poor a measure of understanding as of faith, 566 6 | is added, of necessity, mention of the Church; inasmuch 567 12 | under the person of Peter, merely regard us--still, to determine 568 3 | this material substance merited an office of so high dignity?" 569 15 | impending thoughts in the middle. There is to us one, and 570 9 | the water in Christ. How mighty is the grace of water, in 571 2 | nothing which makes men's minds more obdurate than the simplicity 572 10 | character, touching certain minor questions. The baptism announced 573 13 | LAW.~ Here, then, those miscreants provoke questions. And so 574 2 | authority built up. Oh, miserable incredulity, which quite 575 5 | of some notorious Isis or Mithras. The gods themselves likewise 576 15 | washes away; which does not mock sinners (with vain hopes); 577 10 | have spoken, so far as our moderate ability permitted, of the 578 17 | the rule of reverence and modesty incumbent on laymen--seeing 579 8 | hands," a sublime spiritual modulation? But this, as well as the 580 3 | the purpose unless it be moist and juicy; which (earth) " 581 3 | temper with their remaining moisture to a clayey consistency. 582 1intro| abiding in water; so that most monstrous creature, who had no right 583 15 | whether any further point is mooted to bring baptism into controversy. 584 18 | themselves, by reason of mortality, may fail to fulfil their 585 20 | for our former sins, by mortification of our flesh and spirit, 586 6 | obtains. For if "in the mouth of three witnesses every 587 5 | had defiled himself with murder, was wont to go in quest 588 4 | flesh servant. Yet they each mutually share the guilt: the spirit, 589 2 | that idols' solemnities or mysteries get their credit and authority 590 6 | the number of the divine names suffice for the assurance 591 9 | defect of "bitterness" to its native grace of "sweetness" by 592 13 | faith which believes in His nativity, passion, and resurrection, 593 13 | learnt and believed "the Nazarene" to be "the Lord, the Son 594 10 | human, its baptism must necessarily be of the same nature: else, 595 18 | faith lingers not; water needs no waiting for; the work 596 | neither 597 20 | knee, and vigils all the night through, and with the confession 598 5 | some sacred rites--of some notorious Isis or Mithras. The gods 599 20 | although they were there nourished with divine supplies, nevertheless 600 9 | power, when invited to the nuptials; invites the thirsty, when 601 5 | or with fear, they call nymph-caught, or "lymphatic," or" hydro-phobic." 602 3 | waters." The first thing, O man, which you have to venerate, 603 2 | which makes men's minds more obdurate than the simplicity of the 604 12 | thing to be baptized in obedience to the discipline of religion. 605 3 | His products and works, obey Him also in His own peculiar 606 12 | who disdained his father's obsequies, fulfilled, before he heard 607 17 | in mind also of the due observance of giving and receiving 608 15 | question, "What rules are to be observed with regard to heretics?" 609 6 | Not that in the waters we obtain the Holy Spirit; but in 610 6 | Son, and the Holy Spirit, obtains. For if "in the mouth of 611 4 | OVER THE WATERS TYPICAL OFBAPTISM.THE UNIVERSAL ELEMENT OF 612 | off 613 9 | charity, the cup of water offered to a poor (child); recruits 614 | often 615 2 | and authority built up. Oh, miserable incredulity, 616 7 | wont to be anointed with oil from a horn, ever since 617 8 | and had returned with the olive-branch, a sign which even among 618 5 | themselves with a belief in omens of purification, how much 619 15 | call to mind what I have omitted above, lest I seem to break 620 15 | have not the same God, nor one--that is, the same--Christ. 621 20 | abstinence. Therefore, blessed ones, whom the grace of God awaits, 622 20 | knocked, and it has been opened to you. Only, I pray that, 623 18 | he was reading falls in opportunely with his faith: Philip, 624 12 | suggestion, that, since the opposers of the Lord refused to be 625 11 | as simply spoken after an ordinary manner; just as, for instance, 626 8 | in the case of His own organ, to produce, by means of " 627 3 | shapeless, without the ornament of stars; and the abyss 628 13 | demonstrated to thee what thou oughtest to do," to wit--be baptized, 629 | ours 630 | ourselves 631 4 | have this called at the outset those points in which withal 632 15 | excommunication testifies to be outsiders. I am not bound to recognize 633 4 | RESEMBLANCE BETWEEN THE OUTWARD SIGN AND THE INWARD GRACE.~ 634 17 | woman even to learn with over-boldness, should give a female the 635 4 | the quality of that which overhangs it, most of all a corporeal 636 9 | they leave quite behind, overwhelmed in the water. Again, water 637 10 | of sins. But none either pardons sins or freely grants the 638 12 | audacious, doubts on the part of some, "how, in accordance 639 14 | the circumstances of that particular time; seeing that schisms 640 6 | witness of baptism, "make the paths straight" for the Holy Spirit, 641 12 | temptations; the Lord, through patience, sleeping as it were, until, 642 14 | Apollos. For which reason the "peace-making" apostle, for fear he should 643 18 | the dogs, nor cast your pearls before swine;" and, "Lay 644 3 | obey Him also in His own peculiar sacraments; that the material 645 12 | unprovoked, in the licence of my pen, ideas which would inspire 646 5 | and the remission of the penalties due to their perjuries. 647 5 | being removed, of course the penalty is removed too. Thus man 648 4 | its substance, both for penetrating and insinuating. Thus the 649 5 | once in the year, now save peoples in a body daily, death being 650 10 | was sent by the lord to perform this duty,) but human in 651 12 | Christ's baptism, either the peril of all the others who lack 652 18 | Christ. Why does the innocent period of life hasten to the "remission 653 5 | the penalties due to their perjuries. Among the ancients, again, 654 1intro| in any other way than by permanently abiding in water; so that 655 15 | baptism into controversy. Permit me to call to mind what 656 12 | the waves," that is, by persecutions and temptations; the Lord, 657 17 | bestow. But the woman of pertness, who has usurped the power 658 2 | how great is the force of perversity for so shaking the faith 659 18 | tokens before it; every "petition " may both deceive and be 660 16 | out from the wound in His pierced side, in order that they 661 9 | water intervenes; witness Pilate's hands: when He is wounded, 662 13 | him when smitten with the plague of loss of sight, saying, " 663 9 | many, therefore, are the pleas of nature, how many the 664 3 | the Divine Spirit, more pleasing to Him, no doubt, than all 665 6 | likewise! Moreover, after the pledging both of the attestation 666 7 | is carnal, in that we are plunged in water, but the effect 667 2 | great simplicity, without pomp, without any considerable 668 5 | unfrequented brooks, and the ponds in the baths, and the conduits 669 8 | delineating Christ, they even portended the future benediction into 670 14 | prior thing, baptizing the posterior. Therefore the preaching 671 2 | For if God is wise and powerful (which even they who pass 672 7 | with a blessed unction,--(a practice derived) from the old discipline, 673 15 | that defilement should be practised among us also, therefore 674 5 | while we find him, too, practising baptism in his subjects. 675 3 | have collected rather the praises of water than the reasons 676 18 | going up to the temple for prayer's sake, being intently engaged 677 6 | this case also a type has preceded; for thus was John beforehand 678 8 | supporting evidence of a preceding figure. For just as, after 679 18 | the delay of baptism is preferable; principally, however, in 680 12 | precept of the Lord, "He who prefers father or mother to me, 681 12 | lack the water of Christ is prejudged, that the prescript may 682 18 | s approbation sends sure premonitory tokens before it; every " 683 9 | discipline, the figures, the preparations, the prayers, which have 684 10 | preparing the way." But he who "prepares" does not himself "perfect," 685 12 | enough, because on them the prerogative even of first choice, and 686 17 | know that, in Asia, the presbyter who composed that writing, 687 17 | in the next place, the presbyters and deacons, yet not without 688 13 | imposed, and the formula prescribed: "Go," He saith, "teach 689 5 | of God should grant his presence to waters, to temper them 690 10 | Spirit to the Lord, that he presently sent to inquire whether 691 5 | they are baptized; and they presume that the effect of their 692 10 | with water, unto salvation; pretended and weak faith is baptized 693 13 | and the subsequent which prevail over the antecedent. Grant 694 2 | shaking the faith or entirely preventing its reception, that it impugns 695 17 | Of giving it, the chief priest (who is the bishop) has 696 7 | wherein on entering the priesthood, then were wont to be anointed 697 17 | given. Unless bishops, or priests, or deacons, be on the spot, 698 4 | withal is recognised that primary principle of baptism,--which 699 18 | of baptism is preferable; principally, however, in the case of 700 4 | recognised that primary principle of baptism,--which was even 701 2 | it impugns it on the very principles of which the faith consists! 702 14 | preach." For preaching is the prior thing, baptizing the posterior. 703 4 | therefore, in virtue of the pristine privilege of their origin, 704 5 | baths, and the conduits in private houses, or the cisterns 705 4 | in virtue of the pristine privilege of their origin, do, after 706 9 | of nature, how many the privileges of grace, how many the solemnities 707 1intro| ignorance, an untried though probable faith. The consequence is, 708 10 | not himself "perfect," but procures for another to perfect. 709 3 | disposed throughout all His products and works, obey Him also 710 5 | evil angel holds frequent profane commerce with the selfsame 711 10 | to perfect. John himself professes that the celestial things 712 7 | i.e. on the body,) but profits spiritually; in the same 713 3 | OPERATION AND WHEREFORE. ITS PROMINENCE FIRST OF ALL IN CREATION.~ 714 2 | with the grandeur which is promised thereto in the effect; so 715 18 | may fail to fulfil their promises, and may be disappointed 716 12 | here we have a conspicuous proof against those who, in order 717 13 | cannot exist now without its proper law. For the law of baptizing 718 19 | and of Pentecost, which is properly a "feast-day." However, 719 2 | quite deniest to God His own properties, simplicity and power! What 720 10 | celestial in John--the Spirit of prophecy--so completely failed, after 721 10 | that time, of a question, proposed by the Lord Himself indeed 722 19 | the Lord was repeatedly proved among the disciples, and 723 13 | then, those miscreants provoke questions. And so they say, " 724 20 | thankfulness if we do now publicly confess our iniquities or 725 3 | simple material substance, pure in itself--supplied a worthy 726 8 | which the old iniquity was purged--after the baptism, so to 727 5 | with a belief in omens of purification, how much more truly will 728 5 | was wont to go in quest of purifying waters. Therefore, if the 729 3 | earth, yet not apt for the purpose unless it be moist and juicy; 730 1intro| lately conversant in this quarter, has carried away a great 731 5 | murder, was wont to go in quest of purifying waters. Therefore, 732 3 | furnishing of the world, were quiescent with God in a yet unshapen 733 18 | know that baptism is not rashly to be administered. "Give 734 18 | The Scripture which he was reading falls in opportunely with 735 10 | earth; He who comes from the realms above is above all;" and 736 4 | an attribute to the genus reappears likewise in the species. 737 3 | praises of water than the reasons of baptism; although I should 738 13 | Unless a man have been reborn of water and Spirit, he 739 17 | observance of giving and receiving baptism. Of giving it, the 740 5 | fact being acknowledged, we recognise here also the zeal of the 741 4 | points in which withal is recognised that primary principle of 742 8 | Over the waters of baptism, recognising as it were His primeval 743 15 | outsiders. I am not bound to recognize in them a thing which is 744 18 | Simon, his host, speedily recognized him to be "an appointed 745 3 | onward, I go forward in recounting universally, or at more 746 9 | offered to a poor (child); recruits His strength at a well; 747 9 | IX. TYPES OF THE RED SEA, AND THE WATER FROM 748 15 | to us that that assertion refers. Heretics, however, have 749 18 | the chamberlain, let us reflect that a manifest and conspicuous 750 17 | creature's loss if he shall refrain from bestowing what he had 751 12 | the opposers of the Lord refused to be baptized, they who 752 5 | their doing that is their regeneration and the remission of the 753 3 | waters were in some way the regulating powers by which the disposition 754 5 | testimony against such as reject the faith; if they put no 755 3 | place, temper with their remaining moisture to a clayey consistency. 756 17 | concluding our brief subject, it remains to put you in mind also 757 5 | angel. They who were wont to remedy bodily defects, now heal 758 12 | and, "Thy sins shall be remitted thee," on thy believing, 759 5 | much more truly will waters render that service through the 760 5 | temporal salvation? now renew eternal; they who did set 761 8 | too is, who after baptism renews his sins: so that this also 762 19 | resurrection of the Lord was repeatedly proved among the disciples, 763 10 | unwilling to "believe," did not "repent" either. But if repentance 764 15 | being infected with the repetition of impurities, again defile 765 12 | I shall be able, I will reply to them who affirm "that 766 8 | were His primeval seat, He reposes: (He who) glided down on 767 20 | retorted upon Israel the reproach they had east an the Lord. 768 18 | his faith: Philip, being requested, is taken to sit beside 769 12 | or else the prescript is rescinded if salvation has been ordained 770 4 | CHANNEL OF SANCTIFICATION. RESEMBLANCE BETWEEN THE OUTWARD SIGN 771 10 | my power, proceed to the rest of its character, touching 772 9 | Moses. That tree was Christ, restoring, to wit, of Himself, the 773 4 | supervenes from the heavens, and rests over the waters, sanctifying 774 2 | they were vain; the grand results, as if they were impossible. 775 20 | understand, the Lord figuratively retorted upon Israel the reproach 776 17 | much more is the rule of reverence and modesty incumbent on 777 2 | is sprinkled, and then rises again, not much (or not 778 8 | from the old sacramental rite in which Jacob blessed his 779 5 | initiated into some sacred rites--of some notorious Isis or 780 5 | which, in the case of God's rival, they do trust in. Are there 781 5 | also the zeal of the devil rivalling the things of God, while 782 12 | like-minded with their own rivals: especially when, if there 783 18 | Philip to proceed to that road: the eunuch himself, too, 784 14 | SENT TO BAPTIZE.~But they roll back an objection from that 785 9 | inaugurates in water the first rudimentary displays of His power, when 786 5 | selfsame element to man's ruin. If it seems a novelty for 787 5 | The unclean cleanses! the ruiner sets free! the damned absolves! 788 15 | that the question, "What rules are to be observed with 789 7 | in our case, the unction runs cornally, (i.e. on the body,) 790 3 | also in His own peculiar sacraments; that the material substance 791 1intro| born in water, nor have we safety in any other way than by 792 12 | extremities by the prayers of the saints, He checks the world, and 793 18 | the temple for prayer's sake, being intently engaged 794 15 | God, nor one--that is, the same--Christ. And therefore their 795 5 | figure of corporeal healing sang of a spiritual healing, 796 20 | the same time both make satisfaction for our former sins, by 797 12 | faith," He would say, "hath saved thee;" and, "Thy sins shall 798 12 | would inspire others with scruple. And now, as far as I shall 799 12 | there arise immediately scrupulous, nay rather audacious, doubts 800 6 | away of sins, which faith, sealed in (the name of) the Father, 801 13 | the sacrament, viz., the sealing act of baptism; the clothing, 802 18 | its delay: sound faith is secure of salvation.~ 803 | seems 804 18 | as one who was suddenly seized with an eager desire to 805 9 | a discourse, to His own sempiternal water; approves,when teaching 806 18 | election." God's approbation sends sure premonitory tokens 807 13 | baptism; the clothing, in some sense, of the faith which before 808 3 | which (earth) "the waters," separated the fourth day before into 809 3 | land" He accomplished by "separating the waters." After the world 810 12 | that the apostles then served the turn of baptism whenin 811 5 | will waters render that service through the authority of 812 5 | unclean cleanses! the ruiner sets free! the damned absolves! 813 5 | very beginning? Witness all shady founts, and all unfrequented 814 2 | force of perversity for so shaking the faith or entirely preventing 815 8 | down on the Lord "in the shape of a dove," in order that 816 3 | darkness was total thus far, shapeless, without the ornament of 817 20 | immoderation of appetite are shattered by abstinence. Therefore, 818 20 | desert places after baptism, showed, by maintaining a fast of 819 19 | land in the feast-day," he signifies the day of the Passover 820 17 | baptizing! "Let them be silent," he says, "and at home 821 5 | baptism in his subjects. What similarity is there? The unclean cleanses! 822 4 | sanctifying. Albeit the similitude may be admitted to be suitable 823 18 | speedily' baptized:" for Simon, his host, speedily recognized 824 20 | likewise of Tertullian the sinner.~ 825 18 | being requested, is taken to sit beside him; the Lord is 826 17 | the succourer, when the situation of the endangered one is 827 4 | as no one carries on his skin the spot of idolatry, or 828 8 | and indeed so transversely slanted one over the other, that, 829 12 | Lord, through patience, sleeping as it were, until, roused 830 13 | Lord had given him when smitten with the plague of loss 831 18 | completed, and the apostle snatched away. "But Paul too was, 832 9 | bursts water; witness the soldier's lance!~ 833 19 | affords a more than usually solemn day for baptism; when, withal, 834 19 | there is a difference in the solemnity, distinction there is none 835 | sometime 836 19 | Pentecost is a most joyous space for conferring baptisms; 837 10 | He who is from the earth speaketh concerning the earth; He 838 20 | from the Lord, that His own specialties of grace and distributions 839 17 | assume to themselves the specific function of the bishop! 840 5 | to have the property of "spiriting away," through the power, 841 5 | without any sacrament, unclean spirits brood on waters, in spurious 842 18 | not so necessary--that the sponsors likewise should be thrust 843 20 | font of your new birth, and spread your hands for the first 844 5 | carrying water around, and sprinkling it, they everywhere expiate 845 10 | course because true and stable faith is baptized with water, 846 4 | should be washed from those stains in waters. But as sins do 847 11 | have to be understood as standing for, "Through Him," or" 848 16 | is the baptism which both stands in lieu of the fontal bathing 849 3 | without the ornament of stars; and the abyss gloomy; and 850 3 | with God in a yet unshapen state. "In the first beginning," 851 17 | so to do); for then the stedfast courage of the succourer, 852 14 | Crispus, and the house of Stephanas? However, even if Christ 853 | still 854 5 | intervention, was wont to stir the pool at Bethsaida. They 855 18 | in those for whom they stood? The Lord does indeed say, " 856 17 | Paul's fame from his own store, after being convicted, 857 6 | baptism, "make the paths straight" for the Holy Spirit, who 858 5 | but the nations, who are strangers to all understanding of 859 4 | washed in a sea or a pool, a stream or a fount, a lake or a 860 9 | poor (child); recruits His strength at a well; walks over the 861 18 | marry, or else be more fully strengthened for continence. If any understand 862 8 | because even in her bodily structure the dove is without literal 863 2 | GOD'S MEANS OF WORKING, A STUMBLING-BLOCK TO THE CARNAL MIND.~Well, 864 5 | practising baptism in his subjects. What similarity is there? 865 8 | means of "holy hands," a sublime spiritual modulation? But 866 11 | exists, except that of Christ subsequently; which at that time, of 867 4 | of command; the flesh, of subservience. Therefore, after the waters 868 4 | spiritual is) through the subtleness of its substance, both for 869 17 | stedfast courage of the succourer, when the situation of the 870 18 | idle, nor as one who was suddenly seized with an eager desire 871 13 | That point excepted, he bad sufficiently learnt and believed "the 872 18 | divine Scripture, was thus suitably discovered--to whom God 873 8 | possible for human ingenuity to summon a spirit into water, and, 874 1intro| this matter will not be superfluous; instructing not only such 875 17 | these powers belong to their superiors--lest they assume to themselves 876 4 | for the Spirit immediately supervenes from the heavens, and rests 877 20 | there nourished with divine supplies, nevertheless were more 878 8 | this is not without the supporting evidence of a preceding 879 3 | dignity?" The authority, I suppose, of the liquid element has 880 18 | God's approbation sends sure premonitory tokens before 881 6 | our faith whom we have as sureties' of our salvation too--how 882 9 | last: while He is being surrendered to the cross, water intervenes; 883 20 | after baptism temptations surrounded, when in forty days He had 884 9 | to its native grace of "sweetness" by the tree of Moses. That 885 18 | cast your pearls before swine;" and, "Lay not hands easily 886 20 | stand by Him, and used the sword, even denied Him thrice: 887 18 | Philip, being requested, is taken to sit beside him; the Lord 888 | taking 889 18 | but, after going up to the temple for prayer's sake, being 890 5 | expiate country-seats, houses, temples, and whole cities: at all 891 5 | spirit; they who used to work temporal salvation? now renew eternal; 892 20 | I believe, why they were tempted was, that they fell asleep; 893 3 | substance which governs terrestrial life acts as agent likewise 894 20 | you be mindful likewise of Tertullian the sinner.~ 895 15 | of their excommunication testifies to be outsiders. I am not 896 20 | To us it is matter for thankfulness if we do now publicly confess 897 20 | necessity for joy, and the thanksgiving for salvation? But so far 898 17 | under Paul's name, claim Thecla's example as a licence for 899 3 | disposition of the world thenceforward was constituted by God? 900 | thereby 901 4 | with chance water, derived (therefrom) more or less of salvation 902 | Thereupon 903 12 | he gained his living; a third, who disdained his father' 904 9 | the nuptials; invites the thirsty, when He makes a discourse, 905 15 | off the train of impending thoughts in the middle. There is 906 20 | the sword, even denied Him thrice: for withal the word had 907 18 | sponsors likewise should be thrust into danger? Who both themselves, 908 4 | whom Peter baptized in the Tiber, unless withal the eunuch 909 13 | kingdom of the heavens," has tied faith to the necessity of 910 19 | XIX. OF THE TIMES MOST SUITABLE FOR BAPTISM.~  911 18 | approbation sends sure premonitory tokens before it; every "petition " 912 19 | the heavens, the angels told the apostles that "He would 913 12 | of the Lord, one left the toll-booth behind for ever; another 914 6 | sureties' of our salvation too--how much more does the number 915 3 | elements. For the darkness was total thus far, shapeless, without 916 1intro| examination of the grounds of the traditions, carry (in mind), through 917 15 | I seem to break off the train of impending thoughts in 918 12 | the world, and restores tranquillity to His own. Now, whether 919 10 | completely failed, after the transfer of the whole Spirit to the 920 8 | interchanged, and indeed so transversely slanted one over the other, 921 3 | nevertheless proceed to treat the question, "How foolish 922 15 | heretics?" is worthy of being treated. For it is to us that that 923 11 | He Himself baptized not" trouble any. For into whom should 924 4 | or a fount, a lake or a trough; nor is there any distinction 925 11 | disciples! ' " As if, in truth, John had preached that 926 12 | apostles then served the turn of baptism whenin their 927 20 | confess our iniquities or our turpitudes: for we do at the same time 928 16 | chosen by blood. These two baptisms He sent out from 929 4 | SPIRIT OF GOD OVER THE WATERS TYPICAL OFBAPTISM.THE UNIVERSAL 930 8 | where is the Church, the typified ark. But the world returned 931 9 | and the devil, their old tyrant, they leave quite behind, 932 10 | earthly: about which they were unable to give a consistent answer, 933 18 | discovered--to whom God had, unasked, sent an apostle, which 934 12 | or whether they continued unbathed to the end--so that even 935 9 | indeed, when the people, set unconditionally free, escaped the violence 936 12 | unbaptized." For if they had undergone the human baptism of John, 937 4 | necessary that in every case an underlying material substance should 938 12 | choice, and thereafter of undivided intimacy, might be able 939 5 | all shady founts, and all unfrequented brooks, and the ponds in 940 3 | abyss gloomy; and the earth unfurnished; and the heaven unwrought: 941 8 | above, to animate their union into one body with another 942 15 | XV. UNITY OF BAPTISM. REMARKS ON HERETICAL 943 4 | WATERS TYPICAL OFBAPTISM.THE UNIVERSAL ELEMENT OF WATER THUS MADE 944 3 | go forward in recounting universally, or at more length, the 945 3 | earth was invisible, and unorganized, and darkness was over the 946 12 | abandoned as to ex-cogitate, unprovoked, in the licence of my pen, 947 3 | quiescent with God in a yet unshapen state. "In the first beginning," 948 20 | gone before, that "no one untempted should attain the celestial 949 1intro| through ignorance, an untried though probable faith. The 950 18 | For no less cause must the unwedded also be deferred--in whom 951 10 | the Pharisees, who were unwilling to "believe," did not "repent" 952 3 | unfurnished; and the heaven unwrought: water alone--always a perfect, 953 17 | of the endangered one is urgent, is exceptionally admissible; 954 12 | of Peter, merely regard us--still, to determine concerning 955 3 | how many functions, how useful an instrumentality, it affords 956 19 | Passover affords a more than usually solemn day for baptism; 957 17 | woman of pertness, who has usurped the power to teach, will 958 2 | dipped in water, and amid the utterance of some few words, is sprinkled, 959 5 | V. USE MADE OF WATER BY THE 960 9 | to wit, of Himself, the veins of sometime envenomed and 961 3 | O man, which you have to venerate, is the age of the, waters 962 1intro| great number with her most venomous doctrine, making it her 963 18 | him to be "an appointed vessel of election." God's approbation 964 6 | VI. THE ANGEL THE FORERUNNER 965 20 | bendings of the knee, and vigils all the night through, and 966 7 | VII. OF THE UNCTION.~After this, 967 8 | VIII. OF THE IMPOSITION OF HANDS. 968 1intro| The consequence is, that a viper of the Cainite heresy, lately 969 1intro| accordance with nature; for vipers and asps and basilisks themselves 970 2 | the divine works which are visible in the act, when compared 971 13 | amplification added w the sacrament, viz., the sealing act of baptism; 972 13 | been an amplification added w the sacrament, viz., the 973 18 | lingers not; water needs no waiting for; the work is completed, 974 12 | immersed enough when he walked on the sea." It is, however, 975 9 | His strength at a well; walks over the water; willingly 976 12 | yet baptized. If that was wanting to the apostles, I know 977 12 | bathed hath no necessity to wash a second time;" which, of 978 15 | Happy water, which once washes away; which does not mock 979 5 | likewise they honour by washings. Moreover, by carrying water 980 1intro| generally do affect arid and waterless places. But we, little fishes, 981 6 | forerunner, "preparing His ways." Thus, too, does the angel, 982 10 | salvation; pretended and weak faith is baptized with fire, 983 18 | alike in such as never were wedded by means of their maturity, 984 18 | continence. If any understand the weighty import of baptism, they 985 5 | houses, or the cisterns and wells which are said to have the 986 | whatever 987 | Whence 988 12 | served the turn of baptism whenin their little ship,were sprinkled 989 | where 990 | whereas 991 3 | OF DIVINE OPERATION AND WHEREFORE. ITS PROMINENCE FIRST OF 992 | wherever 993 | whither 994 12 | attainable by the apostles, whom--Paul excepted-we do not 995 2 | with God." For if God is wise and powerful (which even 996 13 | thou oughtest to do," to wit--be baptized, which was the 997 12 | have heard--the Lord is my witness--doubts of that kind: that 998 2 | power! What then? Is it not wonderful, too, that death should 999 2 | more to be believed if the wonderfulness be the reason why it is 1000 2 | SIMPLICITY OF GOD'S MEANS OF WORKING, A STUMBLING-BLOCK TO THE 1001 8 | baptism, so to say, of the world--a dove was the herald which 1002 18 | caution will be exercised in worldly matters: so that one who


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