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RATIFIED AND ADOPTED BY THE
SYNOD OF NEW YORK AND PHILADELPHIA.
Held at Philadelphia, May the 16th, 1788, and continued by adjournments until the 28th of the same.
o Q. 1. WHAT is the chief and highest end of man 2 .4. Man's chief and highest end is to glorify God, (1) and fully to enjoy him for ever. (2) Q. 2. How doth it appear that there is a God? .4. The very light of nature in man, and the works of God, declare plainly that there is a God; (3) but his word and Spirit only, do suf
(1) Rom. xi. 36. For of him, and through him, and to him are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen. 1 Cor. x. 31. Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or what806 ver #. do, do all to the glory of God.
(2) Ps. lxxiii. 24, 25, 26. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee. My flesh and my heart faileth : but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. John xvii. 22 and 24. The glory which thou gavest me I have given them.—Father, I will that they also whom thou hast given me be with me where I am ; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me.
(3) Rom. i. 19, 20. Because that which may be known of God, is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto