« AnteriorContinuar »
S. Mark xvi, 15, 16.
And Jesus said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
S. Luke i, 19, 20.
I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to show thee these glad tidings. And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
S. John i, 11-13.
He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name; which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
S. John iii, 14-17.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.
Acts xvi, 30-33.
Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.
The Nicene Creed in the Communion Service and the Creed of S. Athanasius to be used at Morning Prayer for certain Festivals "ought thoroughly to be received and believed: for they may be proved by most certain warrants of Holy Scripture."
a. The Peti- a 1. Hallowed be Thy Name. b. 1. The Spirit of c. 1. Humility.
tion. b. The
gift of the Spi-
2. Thy kingdom come.
3. Thy will be done in earth 3. The Spirit of 3. Chastity. as it is in heaven.
4. Give us this day our daily 4. The Spirit of 4. Temperance.
The Doxology or Thanksgiving.
5. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them
5. The Spirit of 5. Patience. Knowledge.
that trespass against us.
6. And lead us not into temp- 6. The Spirit of 6. Gentleness.
7. The Spirit of 7. Devotion to 7. Sloth.
S. Matthew, vi, 9.
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father (p. 3.)
S. Luke, xi, 1. 2.
And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father (p. 3.)
S. John, xvi, 23, 24.
Verily, verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
S. Matthew, xviii, 19, 20.
Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
I. Thou shalt have none other gods but Me.
II. Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, and shew mercy unto thousands in them that love me, and keep my commandments.
III. Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His Name in vain.
IV. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath-day. days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do; but
the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.
V. Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
VI. Thou shalt do no murder.
VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
VIII. Thou shalt not steal.
IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is his.
Lord have mercy upon us, and write all these thy laws in our hearts, we beseech thee.
S. Matthew, xxii, 36-40.
Master, which is the great commandment in the Law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
S. John, xiv, 15-17.
If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of Truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you.
1 S. John, iii, 23, 24.
This is his commandment, that we should believe on the name of
his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
1 S. John, iv, 20, 21.
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also.
NOW ABIDETH THESE THREE, FAITH, HOPE, CHARITY; BUT THE GREATEST OF THESE IS CHARITY.-1 Corinthians xiii, 13.
THE CHURCH CATECHISM.
That is to say, an Instruction to be learned of every person before he be brought to be confirmed by the Bishop.
A. My Godfathers and Godmothers in my Baptism; wherein I was made a member of Christ, the child of God, and an inheritor of the kingdom of heaven.
Q. What did your Godfathers and Godmothers then for you? A. They did promise and vow three things in my name. First, that I should renounce the devil and all his works, the pomps and vanity of this wicked world, and all the sinful lusts of the flesh. Secondly, that I should believe all the Articles of the Christian Faith. And thirdly, that I should keep God's holy will and commandments, and walk in the same all the days of my life.
Q. Dost thou not think that thou art bound to believe and to do as they have promised for thee?