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THE

BAPTISMS

OF THE

NEW TESTAMENT:

ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ORDINANCE

FROM ITS ADMINISTRATIONS AS RECORDED

BY THE INSPIRED WRITERS.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1847, by

THE AMERICAN BAPTIST PUBLICATION Society,

in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the United

States, in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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PREFACE.

WHEN a new book solicits the patronage of the public, however small it may be, it is expected that the author should make somewhat of a respectful apology for its appearance, and state the design he had in writing it. And as the number of new works is increasing, it is possible that in process of time, readers will only be disposed to study those for whose production there really is some necessity.

The author of this little volume would account for its publication, by saying, that he has long felt the desirableness of an enlarged acquaintance with the facts of Scripture, as illustrative of its great princi

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