Baxter on qualifying for baptism or church membership

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/335
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises vii.82 Treatises vii.281
  • Dates of Creation
      c 1683
  • Name of Creator
  • Physical Description
      ff 346-347; 300 x 190 mm.

Scope and Content

Baxter's notes on what qualifies one for baptism or church membership. Includes: 'Qu. Whether it be enough to qualifie a man for baptisme or Visible Church membership, to professe only Consent to be a Learner of Christ in order to bring him up to a State of regeneration hereafter, or to professe any thing objectively, or subjectively which would not entitle to Justification & Salvation if his profession were true. Neg. (With many conjunct Cases) Relating to Mr W. Allens booke.' ‘Instead of a dispute I shall only lay downe the truth in such distinct propositions as shall be all clears, & inferre each other.’


  • The reference is to William Allen's Catholicism: or, Several enquiries touching visible Church-membership, Church-communion, the nature of schism; and the usefulness of national constitutions for the furtherance of religion in 1683.
  • For Allen see also DWL/RB/1/66; 87; 114; 418.

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black vii.281 (also listed as vii.82); Thomas p.18