Page images
PDF
EPUB
[ocr errors]

THE

ÑO DE AND SUBJECTS

OF

BAPTISM.

BY

MILO P. JEWETT, A. M.

LATE PROFESSOR OF RHETORIC AND ORATORY IN MARIETTA COLLEGE,

OHIO, AND A LICENSED MINISTER OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.

[blocks in formation]

AM. BAP. PUBLICATION AND S. SCHOOL SOCIETY,

No. 31 NORTH SIXTH STREET,

2 6), ,

JS
JST

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1839,

By GOULD, KENDALL, AND LINCOLN, In the Clerk's Of of the District c

Massachusetts.

866

STEREOTYPED AT THE
BOSTON TYPE AND STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY.

741

sqm 1845

PREFACE

TO THE FIRST EDITION.

The following pages were originally prepared without any reference to publication. At the earnest solicitation of his brethren, the writer has consented to commit his views to the press. He has presented the reasonings on the subject, as they have passed before his own mind, freely availing himself of the labors of others, and endeavoring, with candor and fairness, to state and examine the arguments of those who have written on the other side. Having diligently studied, in the course of the investigation which resulted in his present convictions, numerous Pedo-baptist writers, — critics, commentators, and divines, — and having also acquainted himself with the works of the more recent Baptist writers, the author ventures to hope these discourses will show the present state of the controversy in this country.

The works to which the most frequent reference has been made in the preparation of these sermons, are Ripley's Examination of Stuart, the Christian Review, the Treatise of Carson, Sermons of the late Dr. Davis of Hartford, Connecticut, Judson's Sermon, Professor Stuart's article in the Biblical Repository, Dr. Bloomfield's Greek Testament with English Notes, Barnes's Notes, and Robinson's Lexicon of the New Testament.

The Lexicon just named, being, in the main, a correct exposition of the text, will ever be regarded by the Baptist student of the original Greek as a standard work.

The spirit exhibited in the treatise of Carson is not to be commended : his reasoning, however, is unanswerable.

« PreviousContinue »