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Question  “I have several questions concerning the Form for the Administration of the Lord’s Supper.  “First of all, where did it originate to read the first part of the form for preparatory, and then just the second part for the actual communion service? It is true that the first part., dealing with the examination of ourselves, is a part dealing with preparatory, and that the form consists of two parts; but it is my feeling that they should not be separated. Have the Synod, Classes, or local consistories originated this? 

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From a Canadian reader I received the following letter which contains some questions which touch directly on our Reformed position and witness. I shall quote the entire letter both because it furnished background for the questions and because of its significant observations; and in this issue I will make a beginning with answering the questions. Here is the letter: Dear Editor:

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Question  From “A Reader in Holland” we received the following questions concerning the recognition of the baptism of those who come from other denominations:  “On what basis do we recognize as valid the baptism of those who come to our churches from other denominations,—whether it be adult baptism or infant baptism?  “Could we ever recognize a baptism which is not in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost? For example, if Unitarians, who deny the Trinity, would baptize someone, could that, baptism be recognized? 

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