5 JUNE 1909, Page 19

[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. " ] Heb. vi. 1-2 six

things, in three pairs, are mentioned as fundamentals, or first principles of Christ. They are Repentance and Faith, Baptism and the Laying on of sands, Resurrection and Judgment. Taking this passage in connexion with the Confirmations at Samaria and Ephesus, mentioned in the Acts, and the continuous practice of the ancient Churches, I do not see what right any Christian has to dispense with Confirmation. I quite admit that the Prayer- book forms for Baptism and Confirmation, as also the Catechism, need very serious revision. But this must notlead Us to set aside a first principle of Christ.—I am, Sir, &c., J. Foxurz, Norton Way N., Letchworth.