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THE SEVEN COMMON SINS, ETC.
NINE WAYS OF BEING ACCESSORY
3. To his mother: Woman behold thy son. And to his disciple: Behold thy mother.
4. Into thy hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.
By counsel — By consent — By command By provocation - By praise or flattery concealment - By partaking — By silence defence of ill done.
THREE EMINENT GOOD WORKS. Mercy, Prayer, and Kindness.
THE EIGHT BEATITUDES. 1. Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
2. Blessed are the meek; for they shall obtain the land.
3. Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted.
4. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice ; for they shall be filled.
5. Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy.
6. Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God.
7. Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God.
8. Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
FOUR LAST THINGS TO BE REMEMBERE Death, Judgment, Punishment, and Heaver
SEARSARIAN OR CHRISTIAN ARTICLE 1. THERE is but one living, true, and A
mighty God. The great Spirit of the Ur verse — Supreme and everlasting — without bod parts, or passions — The Creator and Presery of all things, visible and invisible ; and from th Godhead there are three beings in union : TE Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
2. The Father ( 1óyos) in the beginning, move upon the face of the waters, made this world ar every living thing upon it, and formed man afthis own image.
3. The Son (Zwń) proceeding from the F ther, by the will of the Father took man's n
THE SEVEN COMMON SINS AND THE
OPPOSITE VIRTUES. Pride,
ture, whereof is Christ, who suffered, was cruc
Meekness. Temperance. Brotherly love. Diligence.
fied, dead, and buried, yielding his E sacrifice, that man through his teach tament might inherit eternal life.
4. The Holy Ghost (Ilveõpu) proc the Father, by the promise of the So comfort and guide, by whose inspira overcome, and the way of salvation fest.
5. The sacred Scriptures contain necessary to salvation; so that what read therein, nor can be proved the to be required of any man that it shlieved as an article of faith, or thoug or necessary to salvation.
6. The living and true God is imn nevolent, and just; He has neither wan es, neither variableness nor shadow but the Old Testament is not contr New, for both in the Old and the tament everlasting life is offered t through Christ.
7. Original sin standeth in the fi Adam, and is the imperfection and of the material nature of every mai engendered of the offspring of Adan man is of his own nature inclined to e the flesh lusteth always contrary to th
8. Good works done before the ins the Spirit are to be accounted favorab pleasing and acceptable to Christ, : much as they spring of faith, they i meet to obtain the kingdom of heaven
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fied, dead, and buried, yielding his body a living sacrifice, that man through his teaching and testament might inherit eternal life.
4. The Holy Ghost (Ilveõua) proceeding from the Father, by the promise of the Son, for man's comfort and guide, by whose inspiration evil is overcome,
of salvation made mani. fest.
5. The sacred Scriptures contain all things necessary to salvation; so that whatever is not read therein, nor can be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man that it should be believed as an article of faith, or thought requisite or necessary to salvation.
6. The living and true God is immutable, benevolent, and just; He has neither wants nor wish. es, neither variableness nor shadow of turning; but the Old Testament is not contrary to the New, for both in the Old and the New Tes. tament everlasting life is offered to mankind through Christ.
7. Original sin standeth in the following of Adam, and is the imperfection and corruption of the material nature of every man naturally engendered of the offspring of Adam, whereby man is of his own nature inclined to evil, so that the flesh lusteth always contrary to the spirit.
8. Good works done before the inspiration of the Spirit are to be accounted favorably, and are pleasing and acceptable to Christ, and foras. much as they spring of faith, they make men meet to obtain the kingdom of heaven.
9. Predestination to life eternal is the er lasting purpose of the great Spirit of Goodne decreed by the Almighty Ruler of the Unive before the world began. Wherefore our H venly Father, in accordance with this decr has promised to deliver finally from condem tion those who believe in Christ, and to bra them by Christ to enjoy the life to come.
10. Man may be saved by the law or swhich he professeth, so that he be diligent frame his life according to that law, and in co formity to his conscience, following the sp of the Gospel by the light which is in him. E the Holy Scripture doth set out to us the na and precepts of Jesus Christ, whereby men sh be saved.
11. Sacraments ordained of Christ are badg or tokens of Christian men's profession, and God's good will towards them, by which they a quickened, strengthened, and confirmed in the faith.
12. There are two sacraments ordained Christ in the Gospel — Baptism and the Lord Supper.
Baptism is not only a sign of profession, a mark of difference whereby Christian men a known, but it is also a sign of the promises the forgiveness of sins, and of our adoption the Holy Ghost, whereby faith is confirmed, grace increased by virtue of
prayer. 13. The Lord's Supper is not only a sign the love which Christians ought to have amor