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Q. What is the sixth ?

A. Every member of the body is become a ready instrument to put sin in execution.

Q. What are the fruits that proceed from this natural corruption ?

A. Actual sins: whereby we break the commandments of God in the whole course of our life.

Q. How do we thus break God's commandments ?

A. In" thought, word and deed: not doing that which we ought to do, and doing that which we ought not to do.

Q. What punishment is mankind subject unto, by reason of original and actual sin?

A. He is subject to all the plagues of God in this life, and endless torments in Hell after this life.

Q. Did God leave man in this woful estate?

A. No: buty of his free and undeserved mercy entered into a new covenant with mankind.

Q. What is offered unto man in this new covenant ?

A. Grace? and life everlasting is freely offered by God unto all that be made partakers of his Son Jesus Christ; who alone is Mediator betwixt God and man.

Q. What are you to consider in Christ the Mediator of this covenant?

A. Two things : his nature, and his office.
Q. How many natures be there in Christ?
A. Two: the Godhead, and the Manhood, joined

* Rom. chap. 6. ver. 19. Job, chap. 31. ver. 1. 2 l'eter, chap. 2. ver. 14. Psalm 119. ver. 37. Rom. chap. 3. ver. 13, 14, 15.

Rom. chap. 6. ver. 16, 17. and chap. 7. ver. 5. Gal. chap. 5. ver. 19, 20, 21. Matt. chap. 12. ver. 34, 35, 36. and chap. 15. ver. 19.

u Acts, chap. 8. ver. 22. James, chap. 3. ver. 2. Matt. chap. 25. ver. 42, 43. Isaiah, chap. 1. ver. 16, 17.

* Deut. chap. 1. ver. 28. 45. Luke, chap. 16. ver. 23. Matt. chap. 25. ver. 41. y Ezek. chap. 76. ver. 6. 60. Zach. chap. 9. ver. 11.

2 Rom. chap. 1. ver. 24, 25, 26. and chap. 5. ver. 15, 16, 17. 19, 20, 21. Eph. chap. 2. ver. 7, 8. 9. John, chap. 1. ver. 12. Rom. chap. 5. ver. 17. Heb. chap. 3. ver. 14. 1 Tim. chap. 2. ver. 5.

a I Tim. chap. 3. ver. 16. John, chap. 1. ver. 1. 14. Luke, chap. 1. ver. 35. Rom. chap. 1. ver. 3, 4. and chap. 9. ver. 5.

together in one person; which is no other but the second person of the Trinity.

Q. Why must Christ be God?

A. That his obedience and suffering might be of infinite worth and value, as proceeding from such a person, as was God equal to the Father : that he might be able to overcome the sharpness of death (which himself was to undergo) and to raise us up from the death of sin, by sending his holy Spirit into our hearts.

Q. Why must Christ be man?

A. Because the Godhead could not suffer: and it was further requisite, that the same nature which had offended should suffer for the offence; and that our nature, which was corrupted in the first Adam, should be restored to his integrity in the second Adam, Christ Jesus our Lord.

Q. What is the office of Christ?
A. Tod be a mediator betwixt God and man.

Q. What was required of Christ for making peace and reconciliation betwixt God and man?

A. That he should satisfy the first covenant whereunto man was tied.

Q. Wherein was Christ to make satisfaction to the first covenant.

A. Inf performing that righteousness which the law of God did require of man; and in bearing the punishment which was due unto man for breaking of the same law.

Q. How did Christ perform that righteousness which God's law requireth of man?

A. Ing that he was conceived by the Holy Ghost, with

b Gal. chap. 4. ver. 4. Heb. chap. 9. ver. 14. Acts, chap. 20. ver. 28. Rom. chap. 1. ver. 4. and chap. 4. ver. 4. 25. and chap. 8. ver. 34. 1 Cor. chap. 15. 17. 1 Peter, chap. 3. ver. 18. John, chap. 2. ver. 16. 21.

• Eph. chap. 2. ver. 1. Col. chap. 2. ver. 13. John, chap. 5. ver. 25. and chap. 6. ver. 63. Rom. chap. 8. ver. 9. 1 John, chap. 4. ver. 13.

d Heb. chap. 12. ver. 24. 1 Tim. chap. 2. ver. 5. 1 John, chap. 2. ver. 1. e Rom. chap. 8. ver. 3, 4. and chap. 10. ver. 4. Gal. chap. 4. ver. 4, 5.

* Matt. chap. 5. ver. 17. Heb. chap. 5. ver. 8, 9, 10. and chap. 7. ver. 7.9, 10. Philipp. chap. 2. ver. 7, 8. John, chap. 4. ver. 34. 1 Pet. chap. 2. ver. 22, 23, 24. Isaiah, chap. 53. ver. 9, 10.

8 Luke, chap. 1. ver. 35. 1 Pet. chap. 1. ver. 19. and chap. 2. ver, 22, and

out all spot of original corruption; and lived most holy all the days of his life, without all actual sin.

Q. How did he bear the punishment which was due unto man for breaking God's law?

A. In' that he willingly for man's sake made himself subject to the curse of the law, both in body and soul: and humbling himself even unto the death, offered up unto his father a perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world:

Q. What is required of man for obtaining the benefits of the Gospel ?

A. Thati he receive Christ Jesus whom God doth freely offer unto him.

Q. By what means are you to receive Christ?

A. By faith", whereby I believe the gracious promises of the Gospel.

Q. How do you receive Christ by faith?

A. Byl laying hold of him, and applying him with all his benefits to the comfort of mine own soul.

Q. What is the first main benefit which we do get by thus receiving Christ?

A. Justification: whereby, in Christ, we receive the forgiveness of our sins, and are accounted righteous: being by that means freed from the guilt of sin and condemnation, and estated in a new interest unto everlasting life.

chap. 3. ver. 18. 1 John, chap. 3. ver. 5. Isaiah, chap. 53. ver. 9. John, chap. 8. ver. 29. 46. and chap. 15. ver. 10.

h Gal. chap. 3. ver. 13. 1 Pet. chap. 2. ver. 23, 24. Isaiah, chap. 53. ver. 10, 11. Matt. chap. 26. ver. 37, 38, 39. Luke, chap. 22. ver. 43, 44. Heb. chap. 5. ver. 7. Philipp. chap. 2. ver. S. Heb. chap. 9. ver. 14, 15. 26. 28. and chap. 10. ver. 10. 12. 14. John, chap. 1. ver. 29. and chap. 3. ver. 16, 17.

| John, chap. 1. ver. 11, 12. Rom. chap. 5. ver. 17. Heb. chap. 3. ver. 6, 14. Col. chap. 2. ver. 6, 7.

k John, chap. 1. ver. 12. and chap. 6. ver. 29. 35. 40. 47. and chap. 7. ver. 37, 38. Rom. chap. 9. ver. 30. Eph. chap. 1. ver. 13.

| John, chap. 6. ver. 35. 54, 55, 56, 57. Gal. chap. 2. ver. 20. and chap. 3. ver. 27. Eph. chap. 3. ver. 17. 2 Cor. chap. 13 ver. 5.

m 1 Cor. chap. 1. ver. 30. 2 Cor. chap. 5, ver. 19. 21. Rom. chap. 4. ver. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. and chap. 5. ver. 11. 16, 17, 18, 19. and chap. 8. ver. 1, 2.

1 John, chap. 1. ver. 7.

33, 34.

Q. Whereby then must we look to be justified in the sight of God?

A. Only" by the merits of Christ Jesus, received of us by faith.

Q. What other main benefit do we get by receiving Christ?

A. Sanctification"; whereby we are freed from the dominion of sin, and the image of God is renewed in us.

Q. Wherein is this sanctification seen?

A. In repentance and new obedience springing from thence.

Q. What is repentance ?

A. Repentance is a gift of God”, whereby a godly sorrow is wrought in the heart of the faithful, for offending God their merciful Father, by their former transgressions; together with a resolution for the time to come, to forsake their former courses and to lead a new life.

Q. What call you new obedience ?

A. A carefula endeavour which the faithful have to give unfeigned obedience unto all God's commandments, according to that measure of strength wherewith God doth enable them.

Q. What rule have we for the direction of our obedience ?

A. The morals law of God: the sum whereof is contained in the ten commandments.

Q. What are the chief parts of this law ?

* Philipp. chap. 3. ver. 9. Rom. chap. 3. ver. 26, 27, 28. Gal. chap. 2. ver. 16. and chap. 3. ver. 8. 1 Cor. chap. 6. ver. 11. 1 Thess. chap. 5. ver. 23. Rom. chap. 6. ver. 6, 7. 14. Eph. chap. 4. ver. 22, 23, 24. Col. chap. 5. ver. 9, 10.

• Acts, chap. 26. ver. 20. Matt. chap. 3. ver. 8.

P 2 Tim. chap. 2. ver. 25. Jer. chap. 31. ver. 18, 19, 2 Cor. chap. 7. ver. 10, 11. Act. chap. 11. ver. 23. and chap. 26. ver. 20. Psalm 119. ver. 106. 112.

4 Luke, chap. 1. ver. 6. 74, 75. Psalm 119. ver. 6. 1 Peter, chap. 4. ver. 1. 2, 3. 1 John, chap. 3. ver. 3.

? Ezek. chap. 20. ver. 18. 19. Matt. chap. 15. ver. 6. 9. Psalm 119. ver. 105, 106. Deut. chap. 5. ver. 32. and chap. 12. ver. 32. Num. chap. 15. ver. 29. Jer. chap. 19. ver. 5.

• Exod. chap. 34. ver. 27, 28. Matt. chap. 22. ver. 40.

A. The dutiest which we owe unto God, set down in the first table: and that which we owe unto man in the second.

Q. What is the sum of the first table?

A. That we love the Lord our God, with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind.

Q. How many commandments belong to this table?
A. Four.
Q. Which is the first commandment ?

A. I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Q. What duty is enjoined in this commandment ?

A. That in all the inward powers and faculties of our souls, the true eternal God be entertained, and he only.

Q. Which is the second commandment?
A. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, &c.
Q. What duty is enjoined in this commandment ?

A. That all outward means of religious and solemn worship be given unto the same God alone : and not so much as the least degree thereof (even the bowing of the body) be communicated to any image or representation either of God, or of any thing else whatsoever.

Q. Which is the third commandment ?

A. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.

Q. What is enjoined in this commandment ?

A. That in the ordinary course of our lives, we use the name of God, (that is, his titles, words, works, judgments, and whatsoever he would have himself known by) with reverence and all holy respect; that in all things he may have his due glory given unto him.

Q. Which is the fourth commandment?
A. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, &c.

! Matt. chap. 22. ver. 37, 38, 39, 40. Ibid. chap. 12. ver. 30, 31. 33. Luke, chap. 1. ver. 75. and chap. 10. ver. 27. Eph. chap. 4. ver. 24. 1 Tim. chap. 22.

u Matt. chap. 22. ver. 37, 38. Luke, chap. 10. ver. 27. Deut. chap. 6. ver. 5.

* Exod. chap. 20.

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