|Author:||Sydenham, Cuthbert, 1622-1654.|
|Title:||A Christian, sober & plain exercitation on the two grand practicall controversies of these times; infant baptism and singing of psalms: Wherein all the scriptures on both sides are recited, opened and argued, with brevity and tenderness: and whatever hath been largely discussed by others, briefly contracted in a special method for the edification of the saints. By Cuthbert Sidenham, teacher to a church of Christ in Newcastle upon Tine.|
|Publication Info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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A Christian, sober & plain exercitation on the two grand practicall controversies of these times; infant baptism and singing of psalms: Wherein all the scriptures on both sides are recited, opened and argued, with brevity and tenderness: and whatever hath been largely discussed by others, briefly contracted in a special method for the edification of the saints. By Cuthbert Sidenham, teacher to a church of Christ in Newcastle upon Tine.
Sydenham, Cuthbert, 1622-1654.
London: Printed for Robert White, and are to be sold by Francis Tyton at the three Daggers in Fleet-street, near the Inner-Temple-gate, 1653.
To his dear and honoured Bro∣ther, Mr. William Durant, my faithful Fellow-labourer in the Gospel; And the Church of Christ, over whom the Holy Ghost hath made us Joynt-overseers.
CHAP. I. Severall Considerations premised, as an en∣trance to the Discourse.
CHAP. II. About the nature of the Covenant made with Abraham.
CHAP. III. The distinction of Abrahams seed into fleshly and spiritual, into natural and believing, considered; whether the In∣fants of believers may not be called in the New Testament the seed of Abra∣ham?
CHAP. IV. How any person may be said to be in the Co∣venant; the divers considerations about it.
CHAP. V. Opening that place in Acts 2.39..
CHAP. VI. Their great Plea from Mat. 3.8, 9. con∣cerning John the Baptists Speech to the Pharisees and Sadduces, made vain, and that Text cleared from mistakes.
CHAP. VII. That special place in 1 Cor. 7.14. opened, and argued; Else were your Children unclean, but now they are holy.
CHAP. VIII. The Harmonie that notable Chapter, Rom. 11. hath with the former Scriptures; the 15, 16, 17, verses especially o∣pened.
CHAP. IX. Wherein Mr. Tombes his eight Arguments in his Apology against Mr. Marshal, for the ingraffing in, mentioned v. 17. to be of the Gentiles into the invisible Church by election and saving faith, are examined and answered.
Chap. X. The Harmonie of Mat. 19.13, 14. with Mar. 10.13. and Luk. 18.15, 16, 17. concerning the bringing of Infants to Christ, his acts to them, how far it contributes to prove Infant-baptism.
CHAP. XI. Wherein is considered the method of God in the Old Testament, of administring Or∣dinances in Families, and baptizing Housholds in the New Testament; and how far it contributes to Infant-baptism.
CHAP. XII. Circumcision and Baptism compared; that they have both one spiritual significa∣tion; the true nature of them both open∣ed, and what influence this consideration hath to prove Infant-baptism.
CHAP. XIII. That famous place, Coloss. 2.11, 12. opened; the correspondence between Circumcision and Baptism further cleared.
CHAP. XIV. A clear Explication of. Mat. 28.19. with Mar. 16.15, 16. wherein their argu∣ment from the first institution is opened and confuted.
CHAP. XV. Concerning the signification and use of the word Baptism, or to be baptized; the genuine Etymologie of it in the Old and New Testament; the places in the New Testament brought to prove it signifies to plunge the whole body, an∣swered.
CHAP. XVI. An explication of that place, Heb. 10.22. About washing the whole body with pure water; the improper application of it to their manner of baptizing by plunging the whole body.
CHAP. XVII. A short summing up of the former principles, and arguing them from the method of the Apostle Peter about those he baptized, Acts 10.47.
CHAP. XVIII. Wherein is shewed who is to administer this Ordinance of baptism, according to the rule of the Gospel.
CHAP. XIX. On Christs being baptized by John, when he was about the thirtieth feer of his age; whether any thing can be gathered from it against bapti∣Zing of Infants?
CHAP. XX. That Baptisme doth not forme a Church.
CHAP. I. Concerning the singing of Scripture Psalms Hymns, and spirituall Songs; the lawful∣ness of that Ordinance.
CHAP. II. What's meant by these three expressions, Psalms, Hymns, Spiritual Songs; how they are used in the Old Testament and the New Testament; from which the matter of singing is cleared.
CHAP. III. An Answer to that Objection concerning singing by a gift, not set Psalmes.
CHAP. IV. Concerning the Translation of Davids Psalmes, and other spirituall Hymnes, and Songs, with the Answer to the Objection ari∣sing from it.
CHAP. V. The great abuses of the Roman and Episcopall Church about this Ordinance, whereby many stick not to call it Antichristian, hath been;
CHAP. VI. How we may be said to teach and admonish one another, in Psalmes, Hymnes, and Songs, according to that of Col. 3.16, 17.
CHAP. VII. Concerning singing with a mixt multitude.