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the great globe, and, Alexander; like, cry and weep, not being Lord of the universe. O...the misery of our littleness; a truly great soul dinoris not where to fix boundaries jo his greatnelles. .

bor -The power, authenticity and.conforman tion of the facranient of Priellhood is farther explained and evinrged om in the eighah chapter of A Ets, when Philip, ihe Deacon, went ta Samaria, many were converied and were baptized by him ; but he, not receiving the facrament of Prielt. hood, was not conler the Holy: Ghaft. for iyhen the Apostles heard that Sa. maria bad received the word of God, they sent, to them Peter, and John, who when they were come, prayed for them, that sbey might receive the Holy Ghoft; for he was not as yet come upon them:, but they were only baprized. Then, they laid their hands upon them, and they, re, ceived the Holy Ghout.

Am Mof: 1. Protestants believe Chrill to be God, himfelf in his own words and applications is full and convincing; and their effects produce fult and ample. confirmation of the facrament of Prjelihood. .!

Luth. I have never as yet confirmed, but I am resolved, when I arrive in Britain, all to sub, mit that have arıived to a proper age, and 10 raile a spiritual poll-tax, by which I thall make a considerable saving. For as the Apostle obferves, If I give you my Spirituals, think you. much to give me your Temporals ? One Gui, nea: per head cannor, be thought out of the way, or be gain, faid. A large annuat sạm, will, bolsteg

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Bey. The eighth chapter of the A&sigoes cani. And when Simon (the Magician) faw, that by the impofiiion of the hands of the Apostles, the Hoby :Ghoft was given he offered them money saying: Give mesalfo this power, thát on-whom. foever I shall lay my hands; he may receive the Holy Ghost. But Peter daid to him: Keep thi rhoney to thyself, to perish with thee: Becauta thou hast thought that the gift of God maybe purcbased with money. Thoui haft no part or lot in this matter, for tby beart ris not right in the fight of God. ,',in seit 19S ! Caroni

Mof. That comes in appropós and feasonable 20 bis Reveréhee's last plot, whieb places him in the shoes of Simopi vs CS659d 1100 -- Euthu Protestants, as appears in the case of Simon, and eighteen ages to our time, 'chave confidered Peter as a bitrer, meddling, árfogana, and daring adverfary. But my resolve is fille So be its Amen. ' ; il 17 00

Boy. Second epifle of St. Paul to Timothy, whom Paul had consecrated Bifhop of Ephefus l'admonish thee, that thou ftir up the grace of God, which is in thee, by the imposition of my bands. i. ! its risici,

med Mof. This confirms the facrament to the Cbrifo rian Priesthood, according to Luther's CommonsPrayer-Books An outward and visible fign, an inward and Spiritual grace. : Paul visibly impofed Living sinnis 19doi ca . 7:9 his

his hands, by which ourward fign, Tinothy ietceives the inward and spiritual grace se si i

Luth. I hope you are fully satisfied, that I have fully proved the facrament of Holy Order. or the Christian Priesthood. I am almost out af all patience for to allay the avaritious convist.' fions of my hungry appesite.'; Be quick'; or I shall never be able to bear un against it, no?

Boy. The facrament of Matrimony, oign next; is sufficiently attelted, and proved by the Gómi mon-Prayer-Book of the Church of England, which is in your bands.013

n .!! i TO Mof. Here it is. At the day and time ap. pointed for solemnization of Matrimony, the per. Tons to be married shall come into tbé) body of the Church;: and there standing, the man on the right, and woman on the lese, the Priest hall say, Dearly beloved, we are gathered togetboochere in the sight of God, and in the face of this congregation, to join together this man and this wo, man in holy matrimony, which is an bonourable estate, inflituted of God in the time of man's innocení:y, signifying unto us the mystical union that is betwix: Christ and bis Church; which holy eltate Christ adorned and beautified with his prelence and first miracle that she svrought in Cana of Galilee, and is commanded by St. Paul 10 bc honourable among all men; and therefore is not by any to be enterprized, non taken in band

nadvisedly, lightly, cr wantonly, to facisfy man's carnal lusts and appetites, like brute-beasts that have no: understanding; but reverently, disa creetly, advisedly, soberly, and in the fear of God,

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duly considering the causes for which Matrimony was ordained. . . ! .

. First, It was ordained for the procreation of children, to be brought up in the fear and nurture ol the Lord, and to the praise of his holy name. Secondly, it was ordained for a remedy against fin, and to avoid fornication, that such persons as bave not the gift of continency, might marry, and keep themselves undefiled members of Christ's body. Thirdly, it was ordained for the mutual society, help, and comfort that the one ought to have of the other, both in prosperity and adversity: into which holy eftate thele two persons present come now to be joined.

The second cause or motive, for which mar. riage was instituted, is to avoid sin, and yet poffefs the enjoyment and pleasure; what would be a matter of eternal reprobation to the parties without matrimony, with it becomes holy, pure, and spotless. This is the real of the facrament. .

... The Priest receiving the woman at her father, or friend's hands, thall cause the man with his right hand to take the woman by her right hand, and to say after him, as follows:

I Luther take thee, Kate, to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worfe, for richer for poorer, in sickness, and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth,


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Then Diall they loose their hands, and the woman with her right hand taking the man by his right hand, shall likewise fay after the Priest: '. . ..

I Kate take thee, Luther, to my wedded husband, to have and to hold, from this day for. ward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in: fickness ar.d. in. healib; to love and cherisht, and obey, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinances, and thereto i give thee my troch.

Then shall they again loose their hands; and, the man shall give unto the woman a ring, laying the fame upon the book, with the accustomed duty to the Priell, Clerk, &c. and the Prielt taking the ring, shall deliver it unto the man, co. put it upon the fourth finger of the woman's left hand, and the man holding the ring chere, and taught by the l'rieft, Mall fay:

With this ring / thee wed, and with my body I thee worship, and with all my worldly goods. I: thee endow:: In the name of ihe Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. . Then the man leaving the ring upon the fourth finger:of the woman's left hand, they shall both kneel down, and the Prieft Ihall lay :

Let us pray. O eternal God, Creator and Preserver of alle mankind, Giver of all spiritual Grace, the Author of everlasting Lise, send thy blessing upon i hele chy fervants, this man.and this woman, whom we bless in thy name; that as Isaac and Rebecca

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