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INFANT-BAPTISM

THE MEANS OF

NATIONAL REFORMATION

ACCORDING TO

THE DOCTRINE AND DISCIPLINE OF

THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH :

IN NINE LETTERS TO A FRIEND.

BY HENRY BUDD, M. A.

CHAPLAIN OP BRIDEWELL HOSPITAL, MINISTER OF BRIDEWELL

PRECINCT, AND RECTOR OF WHITE ROOTHING, ESSEX.

If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established. -

Isa. vii. 9.
Be not afraid, only believe.--Mark v. 36.
Lord, I believe, help thou my unbelief.-Mark ix. 24.

LONDON: PRINTED FOR L. B. SEELEY AND SON:
R. B. SEELEY AND BURNSIDE, FLEET STREET:
J. HATCHARD AND SON, PICCADILLY.

MDCCCXXVII.

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TO

THE REV. EDWARD BICKERSTETH.

SECRETARY TO THE CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY.

To improve a community of natural men, united for the common advantages of social life, into a Communion of Saints, enjoying the privileges, discharging the duties, and encouraging the hopes of the Gospel-is the highest object at which both the Statesman and Divine can aim, though they should live in the most refined condition of society upon earth.

It is with this view, I conceive, that the State has instituted our Ecclesiastical Establishment; and that it expects all-both Divine and Layman to concur in advancing the kingdom of “ the Christ of God,” as the highest possible attainment that can make the subjects of the realm truly happy whether here or hereafter.

This kingdom of Christ is a spiritual kingdom; and does not proceed from any native moral power or goodness of man whatever : it

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