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Q. 87. Is it lawful to stand up at the Gospel as we are ape

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bowiem..ccm 440

Q. 88. Is it lawful to kneel when the Decalogue is read?.. ibid.

Q. 89. What gestures are fittest in all the public worship?..' 441

Q. 90. What if the pastor and church cannot agree, about

singing psalms, or what version or translation to use, or

· time or place of meeting, &c. d. coniiccionarnuddoo. 442

Q. 91. What if the pastor excommunicate a man, and the

people will not forbear his communion, as thinking him

unjustly excommunicated ? ...

Q. 92. May a whole church, or the greater part be excom .

municated ? ...,

4.1.c. 443

Q. 93. What if a church have two pastors, and one ex-

communicate a man and the other absolve him, what

shall the church and the dissenter do?,.............., 444

Q. 94. For what sins may a man be denied communion or

excommunicated; whether for impenitence in every little

sin ; or for great sin without impenitence ? .......... ibid.

Q.95. Must the pastor examine the people before the sacrament? 446

Q. 96. Is the sacrament of the Lord's supper a converting

ordinance ......sooo....corroco................ ibid.

Q. 97. Must no man come to the sacrament that is uncertain

· or doubtful of the sincerity of his faith and repentance ? .. 447

Q. 98. Is it lawful or a duty to join oblations to the sacra,

ment, and how? mode... ....air.............., 448

Q. 99. How many sacraments are there appointed by Christ? 449

Q. 100. How far is it lawful, needful, or unlawful for a man

to afflict himself by external penances for sin ?...... 452

Q. 101. Is it lawful to observe stated times of fasting imposed

by others, without extraordinary occasions ; and partieu-

larly Lent.sociado indicanan *** *... 454

Q. 102. May we continue in a church where some one ordi.

nance of Christ is wanting ; as discipline, prayer, preach ,

ing, or sacraments, though we have all the rest .......... 457

Q. 103. Must the pastors remove from one church to another,

whenever the magistrate commandeth us, though the i

bishops contradict it, and the church consent not to dis-

miss us ? And so of other cases of disagreement........ 458

Q. 104. Is à pastor obliged to his flock for life; or is it lawful

so to oblige himself; and may he remove without their

consent? And so also of a church-member, the same

questions are puturi............................. 460

Q. 105. When many men pretend at once to be the true

pastors of a particular church, against each other's title,

through differences between the magistrates, the ordainers,

and the flocks, what should the people do, and whom

should they adhere to? ........ ................. 462

Q. 106. To whom doth it belong to reform a corrupted

church ; to the magistrates, pastors, or people ?........ ibid.

Q. 107. Who is to call synods ; princes, pastors, or people ? 463

Q. 108. To whom doth it belong to appoint days and assem-

blies for public humiliation and thanksgiving ?.......... 464

Q. 109. May we omit church-assemblies on the Lord's day,

if the magistrates forbid them? ...................... 465

Q. 110. Must we obey the magistrate if he only forbid us

worshipping God, in such a place, or country, or in such

numbers, or the like circumstances ?.................. 466

Q. 111. Must subjects or servants forbear weekly lectures,

reading, or such helps, above the Lord's day's worship, if

princes or masters do forbid them ? ....... ....... 467

Q. 112. Whether religious worship may be given to a crea-

ture, and what? ...........

............. 468

Q. 113. What images, and what use of images, is lawful or

unlawful ?...

.......... 472

Q. 114. Whether stage-plays, where the virtuous and vicious

are personated, be lawful ? ......

.........

Q. 115. Is it ever unlawful to use the known symbols and

badges of idolatry? ....

486

Q. 116. Is it unlawful to use the badge or symbol of any

error or sect in the worship of God ? .....

........

487

Q. 117. Are all indifferent things made unlawful to us, which

shall be abused to idolatrous worship ?................

489

Q. 118. May we use the names of week days which idolaters

honoured their idols with, as Sunday, Monday, Saturday,

and the rest ? And so the months ?.................. 489

Q. 119. Is it lawful to pray secretly when we come first into

church, especially when the church is otherwise employed ? 490

Q. 120. May a preacher kneel down in the pulpit and use his

private prayers when he is in the assembly?............ 491

Q. 121. May a minister pray publicly in his own name singly,

for himself or others; or only in the church's name as

their mouth to God ? .............................. ibid.

Q. 122. May the name 'priests,'' sacrifice,' and ' altar' be law-

fully now used instead of Christ's ministers,' 'worship,

and the holy table?' ........

493

.....

ibid.

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Q. 123. May the communion-table be turned altarwise and

railed in; and is it lawful to come up to the rails to com-

municate ?....

....... 495

Q. 124. Is it lawful to use David's psalms in our assemblies ? 496

Q. 125. May psalms be used as prayers, and praises and

thanksgivings; or only as instructive even the reading

as well as the singing of them ? .. ................ 497

Q. 126. Are our church-tunes lawful being of man's invention? ibid.

Q. 127. Is church-music by organs or such instruments

lawful ?......

........................... 499

Q. 128. Is the Lord's day a sabbath, and so to be called and

kept, and that of Divine institution; and is the seventh

day sabbath abrogated ? &c.......

......... 501

Q. 129. Is it lawful to appoint human holy-days, and ob-

serve them ? ........

Q. 130. How far are the Holy Scriptures a law and perfect rule

to us? ......

........ 502

Q. 131. What additions or human inventions in or about re-

ligion not commanded in Scripture, are lawful or unlawful? 505

Q. 132. Is it unlawful to obey in all those cases, where it is

unlawful to impose and command, or in what cases ? And

how far pastors must be believed and obeyed ?.......... 507

Q. 133. What are the additions or inventions of men, which

are not forbidden by the Word of God, (whether by rulers

or by private men invented)? ..... ................ 510

Q. 134. What are the mischiefs of unlawful additions in re-

ligion? .......................................... 515

Q. 135. What are the mischiefs of men's error on the other ex-

treme, who pretend that Scripture is a rule where it is not,

and deny the aforesaid lawful things, on pretence that Scrip-

ture is a perfect rule, (say some, for all things)? ........ 517

Q. 136. How shall we know what parts of Scripture precept

or example were intended for universal, constant obliga-

tion, and what were but for the time and persons that they

were then directed to ?............................. 519.

Q. 137. How much of the Scripture is necessary to salvation

to be believed and understood ? ......... .............. 522

Q. 138. How may we know the fundamentals, essentials, or

what parts are necessary to salvation ? And is the Papists'

way allowable that (some of them) deny that distinction,

and make the difference to be only in the degrees of man's

opportunities of knowledge ? ....................... 524

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Q. 139. What is the use and authority of the creed? And is

it of the apostles' framing or not? And is it the Word of

God or not?......

Q. 140. What is the use of catechisms? .........

Q. 141. Could any of us have known by the Scriptures alone

the essentials of religion from the rest, if tradition had not

given them to us in the creed as from apostolical collection ? ibid.

Q. 142. What is the best method of a true catechism or sum

of theology ?.........

........ 531

Q. 143. What is the use of various church-confessions or ar-
ticles of faith? ..

..., ibid.

Q. 144. May not the subscribing of the whole Scriptures

serve turn for all the aforesaid ends without creeds,

catechisms, or confessions ?...

Q. 145. May a man be saved that believeth all the essentials

of religion as coming to him by verbal tradition, and not as

contained in the Holy Scriptures, which perhaps he never

knew ? .......

........, 533

Q. 146. Is the Scripture fit for all Christians to read, being

so obscure ? ......

Q. 147. How far is tradition and men's words and ministry

to be used or trusted in, in the exercise of faith? .......... 536

Q. 148. How know we the true canon of Scripture from

Apocrypha ? .........

......... 537

Q. 149. Is the public reading of the Scripture the proper work

of the minister ; or may a layman ordinarily do it, or

another officer ? .......................................... ibid.

Q. 150. Is it lawful to read the Apocrypha, or any good books

besides the Scriptures to the church ; as homilies ? &c. : 538

Q. 151. May church-assemblies be held, where there is no

ininister; or what public worship may be so performed by

laymen, (as among infidels or papists where persecution hath

killed, imprisoned, or expelled the ministry)?.............. 539

Q. 152. Is it lawful to subscribe or profess full assent and

consent to any religious books besides the Scriptures,

seeing all men are fallible? ......

........ 540

Q. 153. May we lawfully swear obedience in all things lawful

and honest, either to usurpers, or to our lawful pastors ? . 541

Q. 154. Must all our preaching be upon some text of Scripture? 544

Q. 155. Is not the law of Moses abrogated ; and the whole

Old Testament out of date, and therefore not to be read

publicly and preached ? ...........

...... ibid.

Q. 156. Must we believe that Moses's law did ever bind

other nations, or that any other parts of the Scripture bound

them or belonged to them; or that the Jews were all God's

visible church on earth ?................................. 546

Q. 157. Alust we think accordingly of the Christian churches

now, that they are only advanced above the rest of the world

as the Jews were, but not the only people that are saved ? 548

Q. 158. Should not Christians take up with Scripture wisdom

only, without studying philosopby, or other heathens' hu-

man learning ?......

.... 552

Q. 159. If'we think that Scripture and the law of nature are

in any point contradictory to each other, which must be

the standard by which the other must be tried ? .......... 554

Q. 160. May we not look that God should yet give us more

revelations of his will, than there are already made in

Scripture ? .....

......... 555

Q. 161. Is not a third rule of the Holy Ghost, or more per-

fect kingdom of love to be expected, as different from the

reign of the Creator and Redeemer? ....... ............... 556

Q. 162. May we not look for miracles hereafter ?............. 558

Q. 163. Is the Scripture to be tried by the Spirit, or the

Spirit by the Scripture ? and which of them is to be pre-

ferred ? ................................................... ibid.

Q. 164. How is a pretended prophet or revelation to be tried ? 560

Q. 165. May one be saved who believeth that the Scripture

hath any mistake or errors, and believeth it not all ? ...... 561

Q. 166. Who be they that give too little to the Scriptures, and

who too much ; and what is the danger of each extreme ? ibid.

Q. 167. How far do good men now preach and pray by the

Spirit ? .......................... .................. 565

Q. 168. Are not our own reasons, studies, memory, strivings,

books, forms, methods, and ministry needless ; yea, a

hurtful quenching or preventing of the Spirit, and setting

up our own instead of the Spirit's operations ? ............ 567

Q. 169. How doth the Holy Ghost set bishops over the

churches ?........

......... 568

Q. 170. Are temples, fonts, utensils, church-lands, much

more the ministry, holy; and what reverence is due to

them as holy?............................................. 569

Q. 171. What is sacrilege, and what not? .................. 571

Q. 172. Are all religious private meetings, forbidden by

rulers, unlawful conventicles, or are any such necessary ? 572

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