|Author:||Humfrey, John, 1621-1719.|
|Title:||An humble vindication of a free admission unto the Lords-Supper published for the ease, support, and satisfaction of tender consciences (otherwise remediless) in our mixt congregations / as it was delivered at two sermons upon the occasion of this solemnity in the weekly labours of Iohn Humfrey ...|
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An humble vindication of a free admission unto the Lords-Supper published for the ease, support, and satisfaction of tender consciences (otherwise remediless) in our mixt congregations / as it was delivered at two sermons upon the occasion of this solemnity in the weekly labours of Iohn Humfrey ...
Humfrey, John, 1621-1719.
London: Printed for E. Blackmore ..., 1651.
Errata: p. .
Reproduction of original in Bodleian Library.
Close and open communion.
Lord's Supper -- Early works to 1800.
To the Reader.
An humble VINDICATION Of a Free ADMISSION Unto the Lords-Supper
The Second SERMON.
Objection 1. This Doctrine will take away the use of the Keyes, Excommunicate Excommunicati∣on, and leave us no Discipline in the Church.
Object. 2. The most of men are wholy unfit and not capable of this Ordinance. This is enlarg∣ed, Here are things to be done, Preparatory, a serious exami∣nation; Executory, an exercise of Faith, Love, &c. And here are things to be received, Re∣mission, Increase of Grace, As∣surance, which all cannot obtain neither. Therefore no free Ad∣mission hither.
Objection 3. Holy things to holy men.
Object. 4. the Seal is set to a Blanck, if All be admitted.
Object. 5. The Covenant belongs not to All, therefore the Seals neither.
Object. 6. The Sacrament is not a converting Ordinance, we preach to all to convert them, but wee may Administer only to the regenerate, to confirm them.
Object. 7. Judas received not the Supper, for in Mat. 26.23.26. he is said to dip his hand in the dish before the administration, & in Io. 13.30. as soon as he recei∣ved the Sop he immediately went out. Besides some learned men conceive the Sauce he dipped in, was the Sauce of bitter herbs in the Passeover (cal∣led Cheroseth) and that was therefore before the Sacrament.
Object. 8. Vnworthy Receivers are guilty of Christs blood, and eat their damnation, therefore wee must not allow a free Admis∣sion.
Object. 9. The Ordinance is polluted if all be admitted.
Obj. 10. The last Objection is from those severall Texts that are alleged for a separation from wicked persons.