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1856. Excerpt: ... in the Confession of Faith. The latter remarked,
that there were doctrines in that book he could not receive. AVell,
said our friend, suppose I read some out of it. Accordingly, he
commenced reading; but although, after a few sentences, he read
nothing but the passages of Scripture given, in proof of the
Confession, the Arminian said he "could not believe them." Having
noticed one objection to the doctrine of predestination, we proceed
to a second, viz. "It leads to the idea of infant damnation;"
"brings with it the repulsive and shocking opinion of the eternal
punishment of infants;"f "causes not only children not a span long,
but the parents also, to pass through the fires of hell."J The
above are samples of the manner in which this charge is reiterated
by every controversial Arminian author that has come under our
notice. The reader will be surprised to learn that the "shocking
and re-pulsive doctrine" here objected to, is taught by Arminians,
but not by Calvinists, and in the Methodist, but not in the
Presbyterian Church. In "the Doctrines and Discipline of the
Methodist Episcopal Church," the prayer before administering the
ordinance of infant baptism, closes as follows, viz. "Regard, we
beseech thee, the supplications of thy congregation; sanctify this
water for this holy sacrament, and grant that this child now to be
baptized may receive the fulness of thy grace, and ever remain in
the number of thy faithful and elect children, through Jesus Christ
onr Lord." "May ever remain in the number of thy faithful and elect
children." We have already seen, that according to Arminians,
converted persons, and they only, are "chosen to salvation." And
that they are Calvinistic Controversy, the Sermon. f-Theological
Institutes, Part II. Chap. xxvi. j Doctrinal...
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