George Gillespie on the sacraments as sealing ordinances

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I had in answer to Mr. [William] Prynne’s third Query, given this reason why profane and scandalous persons are to be kept off from the Sacrament, and yet not from hearing the Word: because the word is not only a confirming and comforting, but a converting Ordinance, and is a mean appointed of God to turn sinners from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God: Whereas the Sacrament is not a converting, but a confirming and sealing Ordinance, which is not given to the Church for the conversion of Sinners, but for the Communion of Saints: It is not appointed to put a man in the state of grace, but to seal unto a man that interest in Christ and in the Covenant of Grace which he already hath. ...

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