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his sight", only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to
Q. 34. What is adoption ?
A. Adoption is an act of God's free grace 5, whereby we are received into the number, and have a right to all the privileges of the sons of Godh.
Q. 35. What is sanctification ?
A. Sanctification is the work of God's free grace', whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of
Dess, shall reign in life by one, Jesus heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heiss 1
Christ. Ver. 18. Therefore,
demption that is in Jesus Christ : by one man's disobedience many
were made sinners; 80 by the obe-
is not justified by the works of the God. Rom. iv. 6. Even as David law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, also describeth the blessedness of even we have believed in Jesus the man unto whom God impureth Christ, that we might be justified by righteousness without works, Ver. 7. the faith of Christ, and not by the Saying, Blessed are they whose ini works of the law: for by the works quities are forgiven, and whose sins of the law shall no flesh be justified. are covered. Ver. 8. Blessed is the Phil. ij. 9. And be found in him, man to whom the Lord will not im. not having mine own righteousness,
which is of the law, but that which d 2 Cor. v. 19. To wit, that God is through the faith of Christ, the was in Christ
, reconciling the world righteousness which is of God by unto himself, not- imputing their faith. trespasses unto them; and hath com 34. 8 1 John iii. 1. Behold what mitted unto us the word of recon
manner of love the Father hath beciliation. Ver. 21. For he hath made him to be sin for Hs, who
stowed upon us, that we should be
called the sons of God! therefore knew no sin ; that we might be the world knoweth us not, because it made the righteousness of God in knew him not. him.
h John i. 12. But as many as te. e Rom v. 17. For if by one man's
ceived him, to them gave he power offence death reigned hy one; much to become the sons of God, even to more they which receive abundance
them that believe on. his name. of grace, and of the gift of righteous Rom. vii
. 17. And if children, then
by with Christ: if so be that we suffer
with him, that we may be also glori
35. i 2 Thess, ii. 13.-God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctification
God", and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness!
Q. 36. What are the benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification ?
X. The benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification, are, assurance of God's love, peace of conscience", joy in the Holy Ghost", increase of grace", and perseverance therein to the end P.
Q. 37. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at death?
A. The souls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness', and do immediately pass into glory'; and their
of the Spirit, and belief of the • Prov. iv. 18. But the path of truth.
the just is as the shining light, that k Eph. iv. 23. And be renewed in shineth more and more unto the the spirit of your mind; Ver. 24. perfect day. And that ye put on the new man, Di John v. 18. These things have which after God is created in righ. I written unto you that believe on teousness and true holiness.
the name of the Son of God; that 1 Rom. vi. 4. Therefore we are ye may know that ye have eternal buried with him by baptism into life, and that ye may believe on the death; that like as Christ was raised name of the Son of God. 1 Pet. i. 5. up from the dead by the glory of Who are kept by the power of God the Father, even so we also should through faith unto salvation, ready walk in newness of life. Ver. 6. to be revealed in the last time. Knowing this, that our old man is 37. 9 Heb. xii. 23. To the general crucified with him, that the body of assembly and church of the firstsin might be destroyed, that hence- born, which are written in heaven, forth we should not serve sin. and to God the judge of all, and
36. m Rom. v. 1. Therefore being to the spirits of just men made justified by faith, we have peace perfect. with God through our Lord Jesus r 2 Cor. y, 1. For we know, that Christ: Ver. 2. By whom also we if our earthly house of this taberhave access by faith into this grace nacle were dissolved, we have a wherein we stand, and rejoice in building of God, an house not made hope of the glory of God. Ver. 5. with hands, eternal in the heavens. And hope maketh not ashamed;
be Ver. 6. Therefore we are always cause the love of God is shed abroad confident, knowing that, whilst we in our hearts. by the Holy Ghost, are at home in the body, we are which is given unto us.
absent from the Lord: Ver. 8. We 11 Rom. xiv. 17. For the kingdom are confident, I say, and willing raof God is not meat and drink, but ther to be absent from the body, and righteousness, and peace, and joy in to be present with the Lord. Phil. the Holy Ghost.
i. 23. For I am in a strait betwixt S3
bodies, being still united to Christ', do rest in their graves
Q. 38. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at the
A. At the resurrection, believers being raised up in glory W, shall be openly acknowledged and acquitted in the day of judgment, and made perfectly blessed in the full enjoying of God y to all eternity?.
Q. 39. What is the duty which God requireth of man?
A. The duty which God requireth of man, is obedience to his revealed will a.
Q. 40. What
two, having a desire to depart, and
also before my Bather which is in to be with Christ; which is far bet heaven.
Luke xxiii. 43. And Jesus said Y 1 John iii. 2. Beloved, unto him, Verily I say unto thee,
we the sons of God; and it doth not To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
yet appear what we shall be: but
we know that, when he shall ap$ 1 Thess. iv. 14. For if we believe pear, we shall be like him; for that Jesus died, and rose again, even
we shall see him as he is. I Cor. so them also which sleep in Jesus
xiii. 12. For now we see through will God bring with him. t Isa. lvii. 2. He shall enter into
a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part;
but peace; they shall rest in their beds, then shall I know even as also I am each one walking in his uprightness. known. w Job xix. 26. And though after
21 Thess. iv. 17. Then we which my skin worms destroy this body,
are alive, and remain, shall be in
my flesh shall I see God? caught up together with them in the Ver. 27. Whom I shall see for my
clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: self, and mine eyes shall behold, and
and so shall we ever be with the not another; though my reins be
Lord. Ver. 18. Wherefore comfort consumed within me.
one another with these words. 38. w 1 Cor. xv. 43. It is sown in
39. a Micah vi, 8. He hath shewdishonour, it is raised in glory: it is sown in' weakness, it is raised in
ed thee, O man, what is good; and
what doth the Lord require of power. * Mat. xxv. 23. His lord said un
thee, but to do justly, and to love to him, Well done, good and faithful
mercy, and to walk' humbly with servant; thou hast been faithful over
thy God? Sam. XV. 22. And
Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great a few things, I will make thee ruler delight in burnt-offerings and sacris Sver many things : enter thou into fices, as in obeying the voice of the the joy of thy lord. Mat. X. 32. Whosoever therefore shall confoss
Lord ? Behold, to obey is better me before men, him will I confess
than sacrifice, and to hearken, than the fat of rams.
40. b Rom.
Q. 40. What did God at first reveal to man for the rule of his obedience?
A. The rule which God at first revealed to man for his obedience, was the moral law b.
Q. 41. Where is the moral law summarily comprehended ?
A. The moral law is summarily comprehended in the ten commandments
Q. 42. What is the sum of the ten commandments?
A. The sum of the ten commandments is, To love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind; and our neighbour as ourselves a.
Q. 43. What is the preface to the ten commandments ?
A. The preface to the ten commandments is in these words, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage
Q. 44. What doth the preface to the ten commandments teach us?
A. The preface to the ten commandments teacheth us, That because God is the Lord, and our God, and Redeemer, therefore we are bound to keep all his command. ments fi
Q. 45. Which
40. b Rom. ii. 14. For when the bly: and the Lord gave them unto Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in 42. d Mat. xxii. 37, Jesus said ugthe law, these, having not the law, to him, Thou shalt love the Lord are a law unto themselves : Ver. 15. thy God with all thy heart, and Which shew the work of the law with all thy soul, and with all thy written in their hearts, their con
mind. Ver. 38. This is the first science also bearing witness, and and great commandment. Ver. 39. their thoughts the mean while ac
And the second is like unto it, Thou cusing or else excusing one another. shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Rom. X. 5. For Moses describeth the
Ver. 40. On these two command. righteousness which is of the law, ments hang all the law and the proThat the man which doeth those phets. things shall live by them.
43. e Exod, xx. 2. 41, Deut. x. 4. And he wrote 44, f Luke i. 74. That he would on the tables, according to the first grant unto us, that we, being deliverwriting, the ten commandments, ed out of the hands of our enemies, which the Lord spake unto you
might serve him without fear, in the mount, out of the midst of Ver, 75. In holiness and righteousthe fire, in the day of the assem• ness before him, all the days of our
Q. 48. What
thou seek him, he will be found of But my people would not hearken
Q. 45. Which is the first commandment?
A. The first commandment is, Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Q. 46. What is required in the first commandment ?
A. The first commandment requireth us to know and acknowledge God to be the only true God, and our God"; and to worship and glorify him accordingly..
Q. 47. What is forbidden in the first commandment?
Ā. The first commandment forbiddeth the denying", or not worshipping and glorifying the true God as God', and our God"; and the giving of that worship and glory to any other, which is due to him alone". life.
1 Pet. i. 15. But as he which his judgments, and to hearken unto hath called you is holy, so be ye
his voice. holy in all manner of conversation : i Mat. iv. 10. Then saith Jesus unVer. 16. Because it is written, Be ye
to him, Get thee hence, Satan: for holy; for I am holy. Ver. 17. And it is written, Thou shalt worship the if ye call on the father, who without
Lord thy God, and him only shakt jespect of persons judgeth according thou serve. Psal
. xxix. 2. Give unto to every man's work, pass the time the Lord the glory due unto his of your sojourning here in fear :
name; worship the Lord: in the Ver. 18. Forasmuch as ye know that beauty of holiness. ye were not redeemed with corrup
47. k Psal. xiv. 1. The fool hath tible things, as silver and gold, from
said in his heart, There is no God: your vain conversation, received by they are corrupt, they have done tradition from your fathers: Ver. 19.
abominable works, there is none that But with the precious blood of doeth good. Christ, as of a lamb without blemish
1 Rom. i. 21. Because that when
they knew God, they glorified him 45. & Exod. xx. 3.'
not as God, neither were thankful, 46. h 1 Chron. xxviii. 9. And . but became vain in their imagi. thou, Solomon my son, kñow thou nations, and their foolish heart was the God of thy father, and serve
darkened. him with a perfect heart, and with
m Psal. lxxxi. 10. I am the Lord a willing mind: for the Lord search- thy God, which brought thee out of eth all hearts, and understandeth all
the land of Egypt; open thy mouth the imaginations of the thoughts: if wide, and I will fill it. Ver. 1.1;
and without spot.
to my voice, and Israel would none
thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever. Deut. xxvi. 17. Thou hast avouched the Lord this day to be thy God, and to
Rom. i. 25. Who changed the
truth of God unto a lie, and wor-
statutes, and his commandments, and