Context

Context of Address of a minister to the church under his pastoral care, : in which it is inquired, "Whether a church is obliged, or authorized, by any precept or precedent in the New-Testament, to require a publick, formal and explicit confession, of some particular misdemeanors, which is considered by many as previously necessary to a Christian profession, to baptism, and to Christian communion, and without which, it is supposed, none that are chargeable with them, may be admitted thereto." : Wherein also, "most of the passages in the New Testament, if not all, that are supposed either expressly or implicitly to countenance the practice, are carefully examined--their true meaning ascertained--objections answered--and the negative side of the question, (it is apprehended) conclusively established.", (electronic resource)
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