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of the Chief Matters contained in the CONFESSION
of Faith, and LARGER CATECHISM.
Con. Signifies the Confession of Faith. The first number denotes the
chapter. The following figures denote the paragraph. Cat. Signifies the Larger Catechism, and the figures denote the numbers
of the Questions. .
ACCEPTANCE. The perfonis of be: n lievers are accepted as righteous in
the sight of God only for the obedience and satisfaclion of Christ, con. xi. 1. cat. 70. Which is imputed to them by God, and received by faith, con. xi. 1. cat. 70, 71, 72. How their good works are accepted in Christ, con. xvi. 6. Acceptance in prayer, through Christ and
his mediation, cat. 180. : Access. No acccfs unto the prefence of
God, without the Mediator Jesus Christ, con. xii. cat. 39, 55, 181. Who hath parchased for believers under the gospel, a greater boldness of access to the tirone of grace, than believers under the law
did ordinarily partake of, con. xx. 1. Alions. God orders and governs all the
actions of his creatures, by his most wise and holy providence, according to his infallible foreknowledge, and immutable de
cree, con. v. 1. cat. 18. See providence. Actual sins, proceed from the original cor
ruption of nature, con. vi. 4. cat. 25. See
Sin. Admonition of the church, con. xxx. 4. Adoption, the nature and privileges of it,
con. xi. cat. 14. Adultery, a just ground of divorce, con.
xxiv. 5,6.. Aggravations of fin, cat. 151. Amen, the meaning of it, cat. 196.
Angels, God's decree concerning them,
con. ill. 3; 4. cat. 13. How created, cat. 16. God's providence towards them, cat. 19. They are all employed at his pleasure in the administrations of his power, mercy, and justice, ib. Not to be
worshipped, con. xxi 2. cat. Ios. Antichrist, what, con. xxv. 6. The pope is
antichrist, ib. Antiquity, no pretence for using the devices
of men in the worship of God, cat. 109. Anxiety about the things of this life, sin
ful, cat. 105, 136, 142. The Apocrypha, not being of divine inspi
ration, is of no authority in the church,
con. j. 3. Immodest apparel, forbidden, cat. 139. Ascension of Christ, con. viii. 4. cat. 53. Allembly, See Councils. Publick assemblies for the worship of God
not to be carelesly or wilfully neglect
ed, con. xxi 6. Assurance of grace and falvation, attainable
in this life, con. xviii. 1, s. cat. 80. Without extraordinary revelation, con. xviii. 3. cat 80. Upon what it is founded, con. ii. 8. xviii. 2. cat. 80. It is strengthened by good works, con. xvi. 2. Believers may want it, con. xviii. 3. cat. 80. 172. They may have it diminished and intermitted: and be deprived of comfort and the light of God's countenance, con, xi. s. xvii. 3. xvii. 4. cat.
81. But they are dever utterly destitute the resurrection.con, xxxii. 2, 3. cat. 86,
of that seed of God, and life of faith and 87. Of the wicked, ib.
love, &c. out of which assurance may, Lascivious books not to be read, cat. 139.
by the spirit, be in due time revived, con.
xyiii. 4. cat. 81. And by which in the CALLING, See effectual calling, To hase
mean time they are supported from utter a lawful calling, and to be diligent in
despair, ib. It is the duty of all to en- it, is a duty, cat. 141.
deavour after assurance, con. xviii. 3. Vows of Celibacy unlawful, con. xxii. 7.
And to pray for it, cat. 194. The fruits cat. 139.
of it, it inclines not to looseness, con. Cenfures of the church, what, con. XXX. 2,
4. Their use, con. xxx. 3. Who are to
Atheism, the denying or not having a God, be proceeded against by the censures of
the church, con. xx. 4. xxix. 8. xxx. 2.
Attributes of God, con. ii. 1, 2. cat. 7, 8, They are to be managed according to
the nature of the crime and the demerit
of the person, con. xxx. 4. Penitent lin-
BAPTISM, what, con. xxviii. 1, 2. cat. ners are to be absolved from censures,
165. To continue to the end of the world, con. xxx. 2.
con. xxviii. 1. cat. 176. But once to be Censuring, rash, harsh, and partial censur-
administred to any person, con, xxviii. 7. . ing, sinful, cat. 145.
cat. 177. By whom, con xxvii. 4. xxviii. Ceremonial law. See Law.
2. cat. 176. To whom, con. xxviii. 4. Charity towards our neighbour, wherein it
cat. 166. Dipping not neceffary in bap consists, cat. 135, 141, 144, 147. What
tism. But it may be rightly adminiftred contrary to it, cat. 136, 142, 145, 148.
by sprinkling, con. xxviii. 3. Baptism Giving and lending freely according to
not necessary to falvation, yet it it a lin our ability and the necessities of others,
to neglect it, con. xxviii. 5. The efficacy is a duty, con. xxvi. 2. cat. 141.
of it, con. xxviii. 6. How to be improv- Charms, unlawful, cat. 113.
ed, cat. 107. Wherein it agrees with the Chastity, cat. 137.
Lord's Supper, cat. 170. And wherein Children that die in infancy, how saved.
they differ, cat. 177.
con. x. 3. The children of such as pro-
Believers, Sce faith, justification, acceptance, fess the true religion, are members of the
adoption, fanétification, union, commu visille church, con. xxy. 2. cat. 62. and
pion, liberty, works, perseverance, affu- are to be baptized, con. xxviii. 4. cat.
Benefits which the members of the invisible Christ, why so called, cat. 42. Is the only
church enjoy by Christ, cat. 65. The Mediator between God and man, con.
benefits of Christ's mediation, cat. 57, viii. 1. cat. 36. Who being very God,
of one substance, and equal with the Fa.
The body of Christ, how present in the fa ther, con. viii. 2. cat. 11, 36. In the ful-
· crament, con. xxix. 7. cat. 170.
ness of time became man, con. viii. 2.
The mystical body of Chrilt. True believ cat. 36, 37. The necessity of his being
ers are members of Christ's mystical bo. God and man, cat. 38, 39, 40. He was
dy, con. xxix. I. cat. 168. Which is the ordained by God from eternity to be
whole number of the elect that have been, Mediator, con. viii. 1. He was fanctified
are or shall be united to Christ as their and anointed with the Holy Spirit, to
head, con. XXV. 1. What that union is, execute the office of Mediator, con. viii.
cat. 66. See communion.
3. cat. 42. To which he was called by
The bodies of the elect after death, and at the Father, con, viii. 3. And willingly
undertook and discharged it, con. iv. 8. . dence, according to the general rules of
By his perfect obedience, and facrifice of the word, con. i. 6.
himself, he purchased reconciliation and Circumcision, one of the ordinances by
eternal life for all the elect, con. viii. s. which the covenant of grace was admi-
cat. 38. To whom in all ages the bene. niftred under the law, con. vii. s. cat.
fits of his mediation are effcctually appli 34.
ed, con. viii. 6, 8. Christ's offices of Pro Civil magistrate, or civil powers. See Magi-
phet, Priest, King, cat. 43, 44, 45. See strate.
acceptance, access, body of Christ, church, The Ten Commandments are the sum of
death of Christ, exaltation, expiation, hu- the moral law, con. xix. 2. cat. 98.
miliation, imputation, intercession, judge, They are a perfect rule of righteousness,
merit, Messiah, name of Christ, personal con. xix. 2. Rules for understanding
union, propitiation, reconciliation, re them, cat. 99. The preface explained,
demption, resurrection, righteousness, sa cat. 101. The first commandment, cat.
crifice, salvation, satisfaction, surety.. 103,-106. The second, cat. 107,110.
Christian liberty See liberty.
The third, cat, 111,-114. The fourth,
The church is the object of God's special cat. 115,---121. The fifth, cat. 113,---
providence, con. vii. s. cat 63. Christ 133. The sixth, cat. 134,-136. The
the only head of it, con. vjii. 1. xxv. 6. seventh, cat, 137,-139. The cighth,
The catholic church invisible, what, con. cat. 140,--142. The ninth, cat. 143,--
xxv. I. cat. 64. Given to Christ from 145. The tenth, cat. 146,--148. The
all eternity, con. viii. 1. The benefits sum of the first four commandments,
which the members of it enjoy by Christ, which contain our duty to God, cat. 102.
cat. 65, 66, 69, 82, 83, 86, 90. The ca The sum of the other six which contain
tholick church visible, what, con. xxv. our duty to man, cat. 122. No man is .
2. cat. 62. Out of it no ordinary possi. able to keep the commandments of God
bility of salvation, con. xxv. 2. Its pri- perfe@tly, cat. 149.
vilcges, con. XXV. 3. cat. 63. Particular The Communion, See the Lord's Supper.
churches more or less pure, con. xxv.4. Communion of Saints, wherein it consists,
The purest subject to mixture and error, con. xxvi. 1, 2. The enjoyment of it is
con. xxv. s. There shall always be a one of the privileges of the visible church,
church on earth to worship God accord cat. 63. In the Lord's Supper, commu-
ing to his will, ibid.
nicants testify their mutual love and fel-
Church-censures. See Censures.
lowship each with other, cat. 163. That
Church-government, appointed by the Lord sacrament being a bond and pledge of be-
Jefus in the hand of church-officers, di lievers communion with Christ, and with
stinct from the civil magistrate, con. Xxx. each other, as members of bis mystical
1. cat.45, 108. But they are not ex- body, con. xxix. i. The communion of
empted from obedience to the magistrate, faints doth not infringe a man's proper-
con. xxiii. 4. They have the power of ty in his goods and possessions, con. xxvi.
the keys committed to them, con. xxx. 3.
2. What that power is, and its use, con. Communion which the elect have with
xxx. 2, 3, 4. They are not to be oppo Christ, con. xxvi. 1. In this life, cat,
sed in the lawful exercise of their pow 09, 83. Immediately after death, cat.
ers, upon pretence of Christian liberty, 86. At the resurrection and day of judg-
con. XX. 4. See Councils. There are ment, cat. 87, 90. It is a consequence
fome circumstances concerning church of their union with him, con, xxvi. 1.
government, which are to be ordered by. It doth not make them partakers of his
the light of nature and Chriftian pru. Godhcad, nor equal with him, con xxvi.
- §. It is confirmed in the Lord's supper, But it is pardoned and mortified through
Christ, con. vi. s.
Unchaste Company not to be kept, cat. 139. · Covenant. No enjoying of God, but by
Nor corrupt communications to be used way of covenant, con. vii. 1.
or listened to, ibid.,
Covenant of Works, what, and with whom
Condition. Perfect, personal and perpetual made, con. iv. 2. vii. 2. xix. 1. cat. 20.
obedience the condition of the covenant 22. Perfect, personal and perpetual obe-
of works, con. vii. 2. xix. I. cat. 20. God dience the condition of ic, con. vii. 2.
requires faith as the condition to interest xix. 1. cat. 20. It is called a law and 2
finners in the mediator of the covenant command, con. iv. 2. And a law given
of grace, cat. 32.
| as a covenant, con. xix. I, and a cove
Confession of fin always to be made in pri- nant of life, of which the tree of life was
vate to God, con. xv. 6. And is to be a pledge, cat. 20.
joined with prayer, cat. 178. When to Covenant of Grace, What, con. vii. 3. cat.
be made to men, con, xv. 6. Upon con 30. 32. It was made with Christ as the
fession the offended brother is to be re second Adam, and with all the elect in
ceived in love, ib.
him as his feed, cat. 31. In it God re.
Conscience, See liberty of conscience. Peace quireth of finners faith in Christ, that
of conscience, a fruit of the sense of they may be justified and saved, con. vii.
God's love, con. xviii. 1, 3. cat. 83. Be 3. cat. 71. Faith being required as the
lievers may fall into sins which wound condition to interest them in Chrift, cat.
the conscience, con. xvii. 3. xviii. 4. The 32. Who is the Mediator of this cove-
wicked are punislied with horror of con nant, con. viii. s. cat. 36. Why it is cal-
science, cat. 28. 83.
led a testament, con. vii. 4. It was diffe-
Contentment, Submission to God is our du rently administred in the time of the
tý, cat. 104. Discontent at his dispensa law, and in time of the gospel, con. vii.
tions, is sinful, cat. 1os. A full content $. cat. 33. How it was administred un-
ment with our condition, is our duty, der the law, con. vii. s. cat. 34. How
cat. 147. Discontentment with our own under the gospel, con. vii. 6. cat. 35.
estate, a sın, cat. 148.
Councils or fynods ought to be, con. xxxi. 1.
Controverfies. It belongs to fynods and They may be called by the civil magistrate,
councils ministerially to determine con con. xxiii. 3. xxxi. 2. When ministers
troversies of faith, and cases of consci may meet without the call of the civil
ence, con. xxxi. 3. The Spirit speaking magistrate, con, xxxi. 2. What power
in the scriptures, is the supreme judge of councils have, con. xxxi. 3. What fub-
all controversies in religión, con. i, 10. mission due to their decrees, ibid. Not
The original text of the scriptures is that infallible since the apostles times, con.
to which the church is finally to appeal, xxxi. 4. But there determinations are to
con. i. 8.
be tried by the scriptures, con. i. 10.
Our conversation ought to be in holiness and How far they may meddle in civil affairs,
righteousness, answerable to an holy pro- con. xxxi. s.
fession, cat. 112. 167.
Creation of the world, coti. iv. I. cat. 15. Of
Corruption of nature, What, con. vi. 2, man, con.iv.2.cat. 17. Of angels. cat. 16.
4. cat. 25. A consequence of the fall of Creaturcs. Dominion over the creatures
man, ibid. Actual sin a fruit of it, con. given to man, con. iv. 2. cat. 17. They
vi. 4. cat. 25. How it is propagated, con are cursed for our fakes, since the fall,
vi. 3. cat 26. It doth remain during this cat. 28. Religious worship to be given to
life in the regenerate, and all its motions - no creature, con. xxi. 2. cat. 105.
are truly sin, còn, vi. s. xiii, 2. cat. 78. Curiosity. Bold and curious searching into
God's secrets, discharged, cat. 105, Cu- Curious prying into God's decrees, for:
rious prying into God's decrees forbid b idden, cat. 113.
den, cat. 113. Curious or unprofitable Desertion. Wilful desertion, unlawful, cat.
questions are to be avoided, ibid.
139. Such as cannot be remedied, by the
The Curse and wrath of God, man liable to church or civil magiftrate, is cause fuffi-
it, both by original and actual sin, con. cient of diflolving the bond of marriage,
vi. 6. cat. 27. How it may be escaped, con. xxiv 6.
con. vii. 3. cat. 153.
Despair, finful, cat. 105. Believers always
Cursing, finful, cat. 113.
fupported from utter despair, con. xviii.
4. cat. 81. ,
D ANCING. Lascivious dancing forbid Devil, all compacts and consulting with him,
den, cat. 139.
finful, cat. 105.
Dead, not to be prayed for, con. xxi. 4. cat. Diligence in our calling, a duty, cat. 141.
Dipping in baptism, not necessary, com
Death, being the wages of sm, con. vi. 6. xxvii. 3.
cat. 28. 84. It is appointed for all men, Discontent at the dispensations of God's pro-
cat. 84. How it is an advantage to the vidence, sinful, cat, 105, 113 Discontent-
righteous, cat. 85. The state of believers ment with our own estate, sinful, cat. 148.
immediately after death, con. xxxii. 1. Divorce, lawful in care of adultery after
cat. 86. Of the wicked, ibid.
marriage, or of such wilful desertion as
The death of Christ, con. viii. 4. cat. 49. cannot be remedied, con. xxiy: 5,6. A
In it he saw no corruption, con. viii. 4. publick and orderly course of proceeding
cat. 52. The divine nature having fuf- is to be observed in it, con. xxiv. 6.
tained the human from finking under the Dominion. See sovereignty, creatures sin.
power of death, cat. 38. By his obedience Doubting of being in Christ, may conlist
and death, he made a proper, real and with a true interest in him, con. xvii. 3.
full satisfaction to the justice of the Fa xvii. 4. cat. 81, 172. And therefore
ther, con. xi. 3. cat. 71. Thro' the vir- should not hinder from partaking of the
tue of his death and resurrection, belie. Lord's Supper, cat. 172.
vers are sanctified, con. xiii. s. Believers Drunkennefs forbidden, cat. 139:
have tellowship with Christ in his death, Duty to God by the light of nature, con,
con. xxvi. 2. And from his death and re xxi. 1. Duties required in the first
surrection they draw strength for the more commandment, cat. 104. In the se-
tifying of sin and quickning of grace, cat. cond, cat. 108. In the third, cat. 112.
167. The Lord's supper is a memorial of In the fourth, cat. 116. Duties of infe-
his death, con. xxix. 1. cat. 168. And in riors to their superiors, con. xxiii. 4.
that facrament,worthy communicantsme cat. 127. What is required of superiors,
ditate affectionately on his deathand suffer con. xxiii. 2. cat. 129 Duties of equals,
ings, cat. 174. and receive and feed upon cat. 131. Duties of the sixth command-
all the benefits of his death, con. xxix. 7. ment, cat. 135. Of the seventh, cat. 138.
The Decalogue, See Commandments.
Of the eighth, cat. 141. Of the ninth,
The Decrees of God, the nature, end, cat. 144. Of the tenth, cat. 147.
extent and properties of them, con. iii. 1,
2. cat. 12. The decree of predestination, ECclesiastical powers not to be opposed up-
con. ii. 3, 4. Of election and reprobati. on pretence of Christian liberty, con.
on, con. iii. 5, 6, 7. cat, 13. How God XX. 4. Ecclesiastical persons not exempt-
executeth his decrees, cat. 14. How the ed from obedience to the civil magistrate,
doctrine of decrees is to be handled, and con. xxiii. 4.
what use to be made of them, con, iii. 8. Effectual Calling, What, con. X. 1. cat. 67.