Laying on of hands upon baptized believers, as such, proved an ordinance of Christ in answer to Mr. Danvers's former book intituled, A treatise of laying on of hands : with a brief answer to a late book called, A treatise concerning laying on of hands, written by a nameless author
Keach, Benjamin, 1640-1704.
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NOw tho I am fully established in this Princi∣ple of Christ's Doctrine, and do believe it is of the same nature with Baptism, yet I am not of the opinion that such Members in a Church, who are convinced of it, and are under it, ought to separate themselves from the Church, because the other Members of the said Church see it not: no, but they ought to bear one with another, until God shall please to open their eyes. —We all see but in part, and know but in part; therefore ought to bear one with another. Yet let that Church who are of one Mind and Judgment in this matter, walk as they have re∣ceived; and let all take heed how they set light by any Holy Precept and Principle of Christ's Doctrine, much less to teach Men to break the least of his Commandments, or to cast such un∣der contempt and reproach, who in conscience towards God speak and write according to the Light they have received in this and other Cases. Must we be their Enemies for telling them the truth? Farewel.