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for fo offending our

own sinfulness g, and to con-
Infinitely kind Father, fels, your Selves h to Almighty
and for being foun- God, with full purpose of amend
thankful for his Infinite ment of life." And if ye shall
Mercy in giving his perceive your offences to be such
Only Son to Dic for
us upon the cross, and as are not only against God, but
for all other his infinite also against your neighbours; then
merçies to us. b All ye shall reconcile your selves un-
your fins, with the to them i ;' being,
circumstances that do
increase their guilt, as

reftitution, and satisfaction ag far as you can remem- cording to the ultermost of your ber; and earnestly beg powers, for all injuries and of him to forgive you. wrongs done by you to any Sce the command otherk; and being likewise reaments, 27. Q. d. € i Seek their pardon dy to forgive others that have If thou doft heartily offended you, as ye would bave liation, and the one and forgiveness of your offences, at ed neighbour will not

God's hand. For otherwise the be reconcil'd; the fault receiving of the holy Communion of being not reconcil'd doth nothing else but increase his fault may not hin your damnation 1. Therefore if der thee from partak- any of you be a blasphemer of ing of the Communi- God, an hinderer mor sanderk See the Com. er of his Word, an adulterer

n, mandments, 75 2. and or be in malice, or envy o, or

1 If you do not earnestly repent of in any other grievous crime ; Reso great a fin. m Such pent you of your fins, or elfe a one is he that hinders

come not to that holy Table ; left that belong to him after the taking of that holy Sato learn God's Word, crament the devil enter into you, or does not take care to have them duly

as be entred into Judas p, and taught. » One that fill you full of all iniquities, and commits any kind of bring you to destruction both of whoredom. for another's good. body and soul. It is not here affirm'd that Judas did take this Sacrament.

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For he did not take it. And this shall be here thew'd, to take away an excuse for giving it to known impenitent finners.

Altho' John 13. 2, our translation says, supper was ended before Judas went out; the words fupper being ended are in the original Sérys gevouévs, in supter time, or wben jupper was come. And so the word for being ended, is rendred in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark and Luke, upon the occasion of the fame fupper, in these words, wben the even-was come, in the evening, when the bour was come.

This fupper is said ver. 1, to be before the feast of the palover : because it was the evening before, which was the beginning of the day of the Passover. For Christ then kept this Passover, because he was to suffer before the time appointed of the Passover. Ch. 18. 28. Ch. 19. 14. Matth. 26. 18.

Luke writes immediately after Chrift's words of the cup, But bebold the band of bim that betrayeth me, 'is with me on the table. But this does not shew that Chrift fpake these words after his words of the cup. For Matthew and Mark write the fame thing before their accounts of the Sacrament. Luke's abrupt writing those words, was proper to express the horror of the treason.

Compare Luke's words with Mattb. 26. 20, 21. 17, 18. and John 13. 26. It will then appear that Judas his treason was discover'd while they were eating the supper. And there was but one discovery of it. Matth. 26. 21 to 26. And Judas being gone out as soon as he was discover'd, (John 13. 30) and the Sacrament being after supper, Judas could not receive it.

What Luke writes immediately after Chrift's words of the cup, fobn plainly shews to be not then spoken, but with his discourse upon the occasion of his washing his disciples feet. For his washing their feet at supper, fee Luke 7. 37, 38. Jobx 12. 2, 3.

To Judas his going out before the Sacrament, it is no ob jection, that after the relation of his going out, Jobn immediately writes Christ's discourse after the Sacrament, with these words, Therefore when be was gone out Jesus said, &c. For this proves no more than that he said it not while Judas was present, but some time after he was gone out. But if the words that Jesus said ver. 31, 32, were said immediately after Judas his going out, Tobn might put them together with other words, that were said fometime after upon the same occafion,

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And because it is requisite God will have mercy that no man should come to the on him for Christ's fake. Heb. 11. 6. boly Communion, but with a full By examining your trust in God's mercy q, and selves, and repenting, with a quiet conscience; thereas is aforesaid.

Byfore if there be any of you who the Ministers absolving him

according to by this means r cannot quiet bis God's Word. The own conscience berein, but reSeal, and comfortable quiretb further comfort or counassurance of God's for sel; let bim come to me, or to giveness. Lord's Supper, 22% some other discreet and learned note *. * That for Minister of God's Word, and giveness which God open bis grief, that by the minihas given his Ministers Äry of God's boly Word s, be power to give.

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may receive the benefit t of Ab2. ✓ For his soul. solution u, together with Gboft

ly v counsel and advice, to the quieting of bis conscience, and avoiding of all scruple and doubtfulness.

Or in case he shall see the people negligent to come to the holy Communion, instead of the former, he shall use this Exhortation.

Dearly beloved brethren, on w That understand

I intend, by God's the Catechism and the

grace, Communion Service,

to celebrate the Lord's Supper : and live accordingly; unto which in God's behalf I bid and are Confirm'd, or you all that are bere present w; ready and desirous to

&c. be Confirm'd. Here cannot be meant such ignorant people, or such evil doers, as cannot be prepar'd for the present opportunity.

At the time of the Celebra* In view of the tion of the Communion, the holy Table, and that Communicants being convenithey may orderly come to it: as this Exhorta- ently placed x for the receivtion says, ye that mind ing of the holy Sacrament, the

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tion. Draw near.

It is very indecent to have the holy Signs carried up and down, either in the Church, or in the Chancel. Therefore, whether there be rails or not before the holy Table, the Communicants ought to draw near to it in order; and where there are no rails, to Receive at such distances as the rails fhould be.

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to the holy a Communion b of 16. 7, 8, 11. a To the Body and Blood c of our Sabe reverently receiv’d. viour Christ, must consider how b Partaking or joyn: St. Paul exhorteth all persons offering the Sacrifice diligently to try and examine of his Body and Blood, themselves, before they prefume and by so doing par- to eat of that bread, and drink taking also of the Benefits. See the Lord's of that cup d. For as the beneSupper, 10 Q. note b. fit is great, if with a true penia c of the Sacrifice of tent heart e, and lively faith f, the Death. di Cor. we receive that boly Sacrament 11. 28.

e Earnestly (for then we spiritually, g eat repenting of all our fins, and giving up our

the Flesh of Christ, and drink felves to obey all the bis Blood' h; then we dwell in Commands of the New Cbrift i, and Christ in us k ; Teftament feal'd with Christ's Death. f Sted.

we are one with Cbrift l, and fastly believing that Christ with us m:) To is the God will then give us danger great, if we receive the the forgiveness and fame unworthily. For then we grace, and all other

are guilty of the Body and mercies promis'd in the New Testament feald Blood n of Christ; we eat and with Christ's Death. In our fouls, with our penitent hearts and lively faith. Receive the forgiveness and grace, and all other anercies obtain'd by his crucified Flesh and Blood shed. ,Are true members of him, truly serving him. k By his Word and grace, and other mercies.. John 6. 56. / Ás true members of him. m Our head taking care of us. ni Cor. 11. 27: We abuse the Body and Blood of Christ, by abusing the Signs and Remembrance of them.

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0 1 Cor. 11. 29. If..drink our own damnation o, not we do not timely reconsidering the Lordos Body p; pent. Ver. 32. Jobrne kindle God's wrath against 5. 29.

p Not confidering the Respe&us ; we provoke him to plague that is due to it, and us with divers diseases, and sunto the Infinite Mercy dry kinds of death q. of his Dying for us. 9 1 Cor. 11. 30.

Judge therefore your selves r r:

Judge whether brethren, that you be not judged and if you are not, de of the Lord. Repent you truly

, part. Stedfastly be for your fins fast; bave a lively lieve, that God will and stedfast faith in Christ our give you, that truly re

Saviour s; amend your lives ; pent, the forgiveness and grace, and all other and be in perfeet charity with all mercies promis'd in the men t: So fall ye be meet parNew Testament feald take

taker's of those holy misteries u. with Christ's Death. And above all things ye must t. Matth. 5. 43 to the end. See the Lord's give most bumble v and hearty Supper, 26 2. Signs thanks to God the Father w, the of spiritual mercies, of Son x, and the Holy Ghost y, Chrift's Body Broken for the Redemption of the world and Blood shed for the forgiveness of our fins, by the Death and Passion of our and to feal the New Saviour Chrift z, boib God and Teftament. u Con- mana : wbo did bumble himself fefling, our felves most even to the Death upon the cross, unworthy of such Infinite Mercy w Who for us, miserable finners, who gave his only Son to lay in darkness, and the shadow Die for us.

I John of death b; ibat be might make * who laid

us the children of God c, and down his life for us. * Fibn 3. 16. yWho exalt us to everlasting life d. And brought Chrift into the world to Die for us. Matth. . 18, 20, 21, z For Christ's Dying for the forgiveness and salvati, on of the world. ' Eph. 1. 7: Heb. 9. 12.

a He Suffer'd and Died as he was Man. His being God made his Sufferings and Death of Infinite Value, and sufficient for the fins of the whole world. 1 John 2, 2. b Being born in fin, and ther children of wrath. John 1.1.2. John 10. 27, 28:

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