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the parts', and the scope of the whole, which is to give all

glory to God *; by their ligh

convert sinners, to comfort an

t and power to convince and
d build up believers unto sal:

vation: but the Spirit of God bearing witnes; by and with

the scriptures in the heart of man, is alone able fully to per- .
suade it that they are the very word of God".

i Acts x. 43. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his ame, whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. Acts xxvi. 22. Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come.

k Rom. iii. 19. Now we know, that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth raay be stopped, and all the world may become guilty, before God: wer. 27. Where is boasting then 2 It is excluded. By what law of

works? Nay; but by the law of

faith. I Acts xviii. 28. For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that pubŁckly, shewing by the scriptures that 3esus was. Christ. Heb. iv. 12. For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul, and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. James i. 18. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures. Psal. xix. 7. The law of the Lord is perłect, converting the soul: the testiagony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple: Ver. 8. The statutes ef the Lord are right, rejoicing the

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Q. 5. What do the scriptures principally teach 3

A. The scriptures principally teach, what man is to be

lieve concerning God, and what duty God requires of man".

What man ought to believe concerning God.

Q. 6. What do the scriptures make known of God?
A. The scriptures make known what God is ", the per-
Sons in the Godhead", his decrees", and the execution of

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A. God is a Spirit", in and of himself infinite in being',

glory", blessedness", and perfection *; all-sufficient y, eter.

5, "2 Tim, i. 13. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou

hast heard of me, in faith and love

which is in Christ Jesus. 6, 9 Heb. xi. 6. But without faith it is impossible to please him : for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Pl John v. 7. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one. "Acts xv. 14. Simeon hath detlared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. Ver., 15. And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written. Ver. 18. Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. Acts iv. 27. For of a truth,

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7. John iv. 24. God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. * Exod. iii. 14. And God said unto. Moses, I AM THAT I AM ; and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent. me unto you. Job xi. 7. Canst thou. by searching find out God? canst. thou find out the Almighty unto per-. fection ? Ver. 8. It is high as heaven, what canst thou do? deeper than hell, what canst thou know? Ver, 9., The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea. "Acts vii. 2. The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran. * 1 Tim. vi. 15. Which in his. times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords. x Mat. v. 48. Beye therefore perfect, even as-your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Y Gen. xvii. 1, And when Abraham was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abraham, and said, unto him, , I am

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* Q. 9. How many persons are there in the Godhead? -
To A. There be three persons in the Godhead, the Father,
# the Son, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one true,
eternal God, the same in substance, equal in power and
glory; although distinguished by their personal properties'.
i Q. 10. What are the personal properties of the three persons
| in the Godhead? t
4. It is proper to the Father to beget the Son", and to the
* Son to be begotten of the Father", and to the Holy Ghost
to proceed from the Father and the Son from all etermity ".

o Q. 11. How doth it appear that the Son and the Holy Ghost
"| are God equal with the Father 2

do A. The scriptures manifest that the Son and the Holy
o' Ghost are God equal with the Father, ascribing unto them
o - such
jo -
* everlasting King: at his wrath the begotten theef And again, I will be
jo earth shall tremble, and the nations to him a Father, and he shall be
## shall not be able to abide his indig- to me a Son. Ver. 6. And again,
!, nation. - - when he bringeth in the first be-
o 9, 11 John v. 7. For there are gotten into the world, he saith,
*I three that bear record in heaven, Ånd let all the angels of God wor:
to the Father, the Word, and the Holy ship him. Ver. 8. But unto the

Ghost; and these three are one.
Mat. iii. 16. And Jesus, when he
was baptized, went up straightway
out of the water; and, so, the heavens

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a dove, and lighting upon him.

Ver. 17. And, "lo, a voice from
heaven, saying, This is my beloved
$on, in whom I am well pleased.
Mat. xxviii. 19. Go ye therefore,
and teach all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
3 Cor. xiii. 14. The grace of the
Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of
God, and the communion of the
Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
John X. 30. I and my Father are
0ne. -
10. "Heb. i. 5. For unto which
“f the angels said he at any time,
Thou art my Son, this day have i

Son he saith, Thy throne, O God,
is for ever and ever; a sceptre of
righteousness is the sceptre of thy
*John i. 14. And the Word was
made flesh, and dwelt among us,
(and we beheld his glory, the glo
as of the only begotten of the ...;
full of grace and truth. Ver. 18.
No man hath seen God at any time;
the only begotten Son, which is in
the bosom of the Father, he hath
declared him. -
° John xv. 26. But when the
Comforter is come, whom I will
send unto you from the Father,
even the Spirit of truth, which pro-
ceedeth from the Father, he shall
testify of me. Gal. iv. 6. And
because ye are sons, God hath
sent forth the Spirit of his son
into your hearts, cryin
o h 2. - Ying, Abba,

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such names P, attributes", works', and worship', as are

proper to God only.

Q. 12. What are the decrees of God? -
A. God's decrees are the wise, free, and holy acts of

the counsel of his will', whereby, from all eternity, he hath,

11. PIsa. vi. 3. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy,

holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole.

earth is full ef his glory. Ver. 5. Then said I, Woe is me!’ for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and F dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. Ver. 8. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I, send me. Com/ared with John xii. 41. These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake ef him. And with Acts xxviii. 25. And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers. 1 John v. 20. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true; and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. Acts v. 3. But Peter

said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled

thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Ver. 4. Whiles it re

mained, was it not thine own and

after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

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