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13. Now, how irrational and absurd is all this? Did Christ institute more than one Religion; or preach different and contrary Dočtrines: As your different Sečis of Philosophy are wont to do? Did either I, or Apollos, or Peter die for your Sins, and become your Saviour * Or were any of you baptized into a Religion of our making Have you not all one Saviour, and one and the same Articles of Religion?
14, I thank God 14, 15 & 16. To prevent any that I baptized none Man from making me the Head
17. And indeed my peculiar Office was to preach the Gospel, and persuade Men into the Faith of the Christian Religion: having those under me to perform the Office of Baptizing, when they found People fit to receive it.
And my Method of bringing Men to embrace this Faith, was not to amuse them with † Niceties, and fine Turns of Rhetorick (the Thing perhaps that makes you Gentile Converts admire Apollos so much.) For this would be to lose the main Stress of the Christian Doétrine, which lies in this one plain Article: That Mankind is to be saved by Faith in JESUS CHRST, as a Saviour crucified for our Sins.