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TO THE

CANDID OF ALL DENOMINATIONS :

IN WHICH THE

OBLIGATION, SUBJECTS, AND MODE OF

BAPTISM

ARE DISCUSSED

BY REV. HENRY SLICER,

IN ANSWER TO THE

REV. W. F. BROADDUS, OF VIRGINIA, AND OTHERS.

WITH

A FURTHER APPE A L,

IN ANSWER TO

MR. BROADDUS'S LETTERS.

THIRD EDITION,

REVISED BY THE EDITOR.

I speak as unlo wise men; judge ye what I say.-1 Cor. x, 15.
Hearken to me; I also will show mine opinion.-- JOB xxxii, 10.

NEW-YORK:

PUBLISHED BY GEORGE LANE,
For the Methodist Episcopal Church, at the Conference Office,

200 Mulberry-street.

J. Collord, Printer.

1841.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1841, by George Lane, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.

OBLIGATION, SUBJECTS, AND MODE

OF

BAPTISM.

PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.

When an individual presents himself in the character of a controversial writer, a proper respect for public opinion requires that he state the reasons which have induced him to take such an attitude.

The following pages have not been called forth by a fondness for writing,-nor from the want of other important matters with which to occupy the writer's time,but by the solicitations of friends; and by what he at least considers an imperious call of duty, in view of the responsible relation which he sustains to the people of the Potomac district.

There are times when silence may become treason; and error, unexposed, may be passed off for yalid truth.

Until lately, I have had no intention to write on the subject of Christian baptism ; and even now I should not have written-so numerous

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