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Q. 41. Are they really baptized who are baptized according to

the English liturgy and canons, where the parent seemeth

excluded, and those to consent for the infant who have no

power to do it? ..................... .......... 344

Q. 42. But the great question is, How the Holy Ghost is

given to infants in baptism, and whether all the children of

true Christians have inward sanctifying grace? Or whether

they can be said to be justified and to be in a state of sal-

vation, that are not inherently sanctified? And whether

any fall from this infant state of salvation ? ...... ...... 345

Q. 43. Is the right of the baptized (infants or adult) to the

sanctifying operations of the Holy Ghost now absolute; or

suspended on further conditions ? And are the parents'

further duty for their children such conditions of their

children's reception of the actual assistances of the Spirit?

Or are children's own actions such conditions ? And may

apostate parents forfeit the covenant benefits to their bap-

tized infants or not? ................ ........ 354

Q. 44. Doth baptism always oblige us at the present, and

give grace at the present, and is the grace which is not

given till long after, given by baptism, or an effect of bap-

tism? ..

...... 358

Q. 45. What is a proper violation of our baptismal covenant ? 361

Q. 46. May not baptism in some cases be repeated; and when? 362

Q. 47. Is baptism by laymen or women lawful in cases of ne-

cessity; or are they nullities, and the person to be re-bap--

tized ?

.................. 364

Q. 48. May Anabaptists that have no other error, be permit-

ted in church-communion ?.......................... 365

Q. 49. May one offer his child to be baptized, with the sign

of the cross, or the use of chrisms, the white garment,

milk and honey, or exorcisms as among the Lutherans,

who taketh these to be unlawful things ............. 366

Q.50. Whence came the ancient universal custom of anoint-

ing at baptism, and putting on a white garment, and

tasting milk and honey; and whether they are lawful to us ? 367

Q. 51. Whether it be necessary that they that are baptized in

infancy, do solemnly at age review and own their baptis-

mal covenant before they have right to the state and pri-

vileges of adult members; and if they do not, whether

they are to be numbered with Christians or apostates ?.... 369

Q. 52. Whether the universal church consist only of particu-

lar churches and their members ? ...

....... 370

Q. 53. Must the pastor first call the church and aggregate

them to himself, or the church first congregate themselves

and then choose the pastor ? ......

....... 371

Q. 54. Wherein doth a particular church of Christ differ

from a consociation of many churches ?........ ....... ibid.

Q. 55. Whether a particular church may consist of more as-

semblies than one ; or must needs meet all in one place ? 372

Q. 56. Is any form of church-government of Divine institution? 373 .

Q. 57. Whether any forms of churches and church-govern-

ment or any new church-officers may lawfully be invented

and made by man? ................................ 380

Q. 58. Whether any part of the proper pastoral or episcopal

power may be given or deputed to a layman, or to one of

any other office ; or their proper work may be performed

by such ? ........................................ 397

Q. 59. May a layman preach or expound the Scriptures; or

what of this is proper to the pastor's office? .......... 399

Q. 60. What is the true sense of the distinction of pastoral

power in foro interiore et exteriore,' rightly used ?...... 400

Q. 61. In what sense is it true, that some say that the ma-

gistrate only hath the external government of the church,

and the pastor the internal ? ........................ 401

Q. 62. Is the trial, judgment, or consent of the laity neces-

sary to the admittance of a member into the universal or

particular church? ...............

Q. 63. What power have the people in church-censures

and excommunication ? ..

Q. 64. What is the people's remedy in case of the pastor's

mal-administration?................

Q. 65. May one be a pastor or a member of a particular

church who liveth so far from it, as to be incapable of

personal communion with them? .................... ibid.

Q. 66. If a man be injuriously suspended or excommunicated

by the pastor or people, which way shall he have remedy? 406

Q. 67. Doth presence always make us guilty of the evils or

faults of the pastor in God's worship, or of the church ?

or in what cases are we guilty ? ....... .......... 407

Q. 68. Is it lawful to communicate in the sacrament with

wicked men ? ....

.... ibid.

.........

410

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Q. 69. Have all the members of the church right to the

Lord's table, and is suspension lawful ?....... ..... 408

Q. 70. Is there any such thing in the church, as a rank, or

classis, or species of church-members at age, who are not

to be admitted to the Lord's table, but only to the hear-
ing of the Word, and prayer, between infant members, and

adult, confirmed ones ?....

Q.71. Whether a form of prayer be lawful?.............. 414

Q. 72. Are forms of prayer or preaching in the church lawful? 415

Q.573. Are public forms of man's devising or composing

lawful? ......................................... 416

Q. 74. Is it lawful to impose forms on the congregation or

the people in public worship ? ...................... ibid.

Q.75. Is it lawful to use forms composed by man, and im- ...

posed not only on the people, but on the pastors of the

churches ?..................

....................... 4179

Q. 76. Doth not the calling of a minister so consist in the ex-

ercise of his own ministerial gifts, that he may not officiate

without them, nor make use of other men's gifts instead of

them ? ................

Q. Is it lawful to read a prayer in the church?............ 421

Q.77. Is it lawful to pray in the church without a prescribed

or premeditated form of words ?....... ........ 422

Q.78. Whether are set forms of words, or free praying with-

out them the better way; and what are the commodities,

and incommodities of each way?...................... ibid.

Q.79. Is it lawful to forbear the preaching of some truths,

upon man's prohibition, that I may have liberty to preach

the rest? yea, and to promise to forbear them, or to do it

for the church's peace ? ............................ 428

Q. 80. May or must a minister silenced, or forbid to preach

the Gospel, go on still to preach it against the law? ... 429

Q. 81. May we lawfully keep the Lord's day as a fast? ... 432

Q. 82. How should the Lord's day be spent in the main ?ibid.

Q. 83. May the people bear a vocal part in worship, or do

any more than say, Amen ?.......

Q. 84. Is it not a sin for our clerks to make themselves the

mouth of the people, who are notordained ministers of Christ? 438

Q. 85. Are repetitions of the same words in church-prayers

lawful? .....

........ ibid.

Q. 86. Is it lawful to bow at the name of Jesus ?.......... 439

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Q. 87. Is it lawful to stand up at the Gospel as we are ap-

pointed ? ......

.................. 440

Q. 88. Is it lawful to kneel when the Decalogue is read ? .. ibid.

Q. 89. What gestures are fittest in all the public worship?.. 441

Q. 90. What if the pastor and church cannot agree, about

singing psalms, or what version or translation to use, or

time or place of meeting, &c. ?..................... .442

Q. 91. What if the pastor excommunicate a man, and the

people will not forbear his communion, as thinking him

unjustly excommunicated ? ............

Q. 92. May a whole church, or the greater part be excom-

municated ? ..

........ 443

Q. 93. What if a church have two pastors, and one ex-

communicate a man and the other absolve him, what

shall the church and the dissenter do ? ........ ....... 444

Q. 94. For what sins may a man be denied communion or

excommunicated; whether for impenitence in every little

sin ; or for great sin without impenitence? ............ ibid.

Q.95. Must the pastor examine the people before the sacrament? 446

Q. 96. Is the sacrament of the Lord's supper a converting

ordinance ? ..........

....... ibid.

Q. 97. Must no man come to the sacrament that is uncertain

or doubtful of the sincerity of his faith and repentance ?

Q. 98. Is it lawful or a duty to join oblations to the sacra-

ment, and how? .................................. 448

Q. 99. How many sacraments are there appointed by Christ? 449

Q. 100. How far is it lawful, needful, or unlawful for a man

to afflict himself by external penances for sin ?.......... 452

Q. 101. Is it lawful to observe stated times of fasting imposed

by others, without extraordinary occasions; and particu-

larly Lent? .......

....... 454

Q. 102. May we continue in a church where some one ordi-

nance of Christ is wanting ; as discipline, prayer, preach-

ing, or sacraments, though we have all the rest ? ........ 457

Q. 103. Must the pastors remove from one church to another,

whenever the magistrate commandeth us, though the

· bishops contradict it, and the church consent not to dis-

miss us? And so of other cases of disagreement........ 458

Q. 104. Is ä pastor obliged to his flock for life; or is it lawful

so to oblige himself; and may he remove without their

consent? And so also of a church-member, the same

questions are put ........

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Q. 105. When many men pretend at once to be the true,

pastors of a particular church, against each other's title,

through differences between the magistrates, the ordainers,

and the flocks, what should the people do, and whom

should they adhere to? ............ ................ 462

Q. 106. To whom doth it belong to reform a corrupted

church; to the magistrates, pastors, or people ? ........ ibid.

Q. 107. Who is to call synods ; princes, pastors, or people ? 463

Q. 108. To whom doth it belong to appoint days and assem-

blies for public humiliation and thanksgiving ?.......... 464

Q. 109. May we omit church-assemblies on the Lord's day,

if the magistrates forbid them ? ............ ....... 465

Q. 110. Must 'we obey the magistrate if he only forbid us

worshipping God, in such a place, or country, or in such

numbers, or the like circumstances ?.................. 466

Q: 111. Must subjects or servants forbear weekly lectures,

reading, or such helps, above the Lord's day's worship, if

princes or masters do forbid them? ...

....... 467

Q. 112. Whether religious worship may be given to a crea-

ture, and what? .................

....... 468

Q. 113. What images, and what use of images, is lawful or

unlawful ?........

....... 472

Q. 114. Whether stage-plays, where the virtuous and vicious

are personated, be lawful ? ....

................. 482

Q. 115. Is it ever unlawful to use the known symbols and

badges of idolatry? .....

Q. 116. Is it unlawful to use the badge or symbol of any

error or sect in the worship of God ? ........

........ 487

1. Q. 117. Are all indifferent things made unlawful to us, which

shall be abused to idolatrous worship ?................ 488

Q. 118. May we use the names of week days which idolaters

honoured their idols with, as Sunday, Monday, Saturday,

and the rest ? And so the months ?...................

Q. 119. Is it lawful to pray secretly when we come first into

church, especially when the church is otherwise employed ? 490

Q. 120. May a preacher kneel down in the pulpit and use his

private prayers when he is in the assembly?............ 491

Q. 121. May a minister pray publicly in his own name singly,

for himself or others; or only in the church's name as

their mouth to God ? .............................. ibid.

Q. 122. May the name 'priests,” sacrifice,' and 'altar be law- .

fully now used instead of Christ's ministers,' 'worship,

and the holy table ?' ......

493

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