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the parts', and the scope of the whole, which is to give all glory to Godk; by their light and power to convince and convert sinners, to comfort and build up believers unto salvation': but the Spirit of God bearing witness by and with the scriptures in the heart of man, is alone able fully to persuade it that they are the very word of God".

Q. 5. What

60 i Acts 1. 43. To him give all the heart : the commandment of the prophets witness, that through his Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes : Barne, whosoever believeth in him

Ver. 9. The fear of the Lord is clean, shall receive remission of sins.. Acts enduring for ever : the judgments of xxvi. 22. Having therefore obtained the Lord are true and righteous alto.. . help of God, I continue unto this gether. Rom. XV. 4. For whatso

I God day, witnessing both to small and ever things were written aforetime great, saying none other things than were written for our learning; that those which the prophets and Moses

we through patience and comfort did say should come.

of the scriptures might have hope. k Rom. iii. 19. Now we know, Acts xx. 32. And now, brethren, I that what things soever the law commend you to God, and to the saith, it saith to them who are word of his grace, which is able to under the law: that every mouth build you up, and to give you an shay be stopped, and all the world inheritance among all thein which may become guilty before God.. are sanctified. Ver. 27. Where is boasting then? m John xvi. 13. Howbeit, when It is excluded. By what law? of he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he works? Nay; but by the law of

will guide you into all cruth: for he faith.

shall not speak of himself; but what1. Acts xviii. 28. For he mightily

soever he shall hear, that shall he convinced the Jews, and that pub- speak: and he will shew you things kickly, shewing by the scriptures that

Ver. 14. He shall glorify Jesus was Christ. Heb. iv.. 12. For

me: for he shall receive of mine, the word of God is quick and power,

and shall shew it unto you. ful, and sharper than any two-edged i. 20. But ye have an unction from ssword, piercing even to the dividing

the Holy One, and ye know all. aşunder of soul and spirit, and of

things. Ver. 27. But the anointing; the joints and marrow, and is a dis

which ye have received of him cerner of the thoughts and intents

abideth in you; and ye need not that. of the heart. James i. 18. Of his own will begat he us with the word

any man teach you: but, as the same

anointing teacheth you of all things, of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures.

and is truth, and is no lie, and even

Psal. xix. 7. The law of the Lord is

as it hath taught you, ye shall abide per

in him. John xx. 3.1. But these are tect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making

written, that ye might believe that wise the simple: Ver. 8. The statutes

Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God;. of the Lord are right, rejoicing the life through his name..

and that believing ye might hage:

5, 12 Tim.

to conie.

1 John

Q. 5. What do the scriptures principally teach?

A. The scriptures principally teach, what man is to be lieve concerning God, and what duty God requires of man”.

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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

sons in the Gôdhead, his decrees, and the execution of
his decrees?

Q.7. What is God?

A. God is a Spirit', in and of himself infinite in being, glory“, blessedness", and perfection*; all-sufficienty, eter


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5. 12 Tim. i. 13. Hold fast the 7. S John iv. 24. God is a Spirit; form of sound words, which thou and they that worship him must hast heard of me, in faith and love worship him in spirit and in truth. which is in Christ Jesus.

t Exod. iii. 14. And God said unto
6.° Heb. xi. 6. But without faith Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and
it is impossible to please him: for he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the
he that cometh to God must believe children of Israel, I AM hath sent:
that he is, and that he is a rewarder me unto you. Job xi. 7. Canst thou:
of them that diligently seek him. by searching find out God ? canst.

Di John v. 7. For there are three thou find out the Almighty unto per..,
that bear record in heaven, the fection? Ver. 8. It is high as heaven,
Father, the Word, and the Holy what canst thou do? deeper than:
Ghost: and these three are one. hell, what canst thou know? Ver. 9cm

9 Acts xv. 14. Simeon hath de The measure thereof is longer than
clared how God at the first did visit the earth, and broader than the sea.
the Gentiles, to take out of them Acts vii. 2. The God of glory
a people for his name. Ver. 15. appeared unto our father Abrahani,
And to this agree the words of the when he was in Mesopotamia, before
prophets; as iť is written. Ver. 18. he dwelt in Charran.
Known unto God are all his works w 1 Tim. vi. 15. Which in his
from the beginning of the world. times he shall shew, who is the

Acts iv. 27. For of a truth, blessed and only Potentate, the King
against thy holy child Jesus, whom of kings, and Lord of lords.
thou hast anointed, both Herod x Mat. v. 48. Be ye therefore

and Pontius Pilate, with the Gen- fect, even as-your. Father which is in
tiles and the people of Isra

heaven is perfect.
gathered together, Ver. 28. For to y Gen. xvii. 1. And when Abm
do whatsoever thy hand and thy raham was ninety years old and
counsel determined before, to be nine, the Lord appeared to Ab-

raham.. and said unto him, I am


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nal”, unchangeable", incomprehensible", every where pre-
sent', almighty", knowing all things, most wise', most
holy 5, most just ", most merciful and gracious, long-suffer-
ing, and abundant in goodness and truth!
Q. 8. Are there more Gods than one ?
A. There is but One only, the living and true

God *

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the Almighty God; walk before me, Lord, and of great power : his une and be thou perfect.

derstanding is infinite. 2 Psal. xo. 2. Before the mountains f Rom. xvi. 27. To God only were brought forth, or ever thou wise, be glory through Jesus Christa hadst formed the earth and the world: for ever. Amen. even from everlasting to everlasting & Isa, vi. 3. And one cried unto thou art God.

another, and said, Holy, holy, holy * Mal. iii. 6. For I am the Lord, is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth I change not: therefore ye sons of is full of his glory. Rev. xv. 4. Jacob are not consumed. James i. 17. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord,. Every good gift, and every perfect and glorify thy name for thou only gift, is from above, and cometh down

art holy: for all nations shall come. from the Father of lights, with

and worship before thee; for thy whom is no variableness, neither judgments are made manifest

. shadow of turning.

h Deut. xxxii. 4. He is the Rock, 1 Kings viii. 27. But will God his work is perfect; for all his ways. indeed dwell on the earth! Behold, heaven, and the heaven of heavens, without iniquity, just and right is-

are judgment: a God of truth, and cannot contain thee; how much less he. this house that I have builded ?

i Exod. xxxiv. 6. And the Lord : * Psal. cxxxix. 1,-13. O Lord, passed by before him, and proclaimthou hast searched me, and known ed, The Lord, The Lord God, me: thou knowest my down-sitting merciful and gracious

, long-suffera and mine up-rising, thou understanding, and abundant in goodness and est my thoughts afar off, &c. Whither truth. shall I go froni thy Spirit? or whither

8. k Deut. vi. 4. Hear, O Israel,.

, shall I fee from thy presence ? &c.

The Lord our God is one Lord. d Rev. iv. 8. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about

1 Cor. viii., 4. As concerning therehim, and they were full of eyes

fore the eating of those things

that are offered in sacrifice unto within; and they rest not day and idols

, we know that an idol is night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord nothing in the world, and that God Almighty, which was,. and is to come.

and is, there is none other God but one. ? Heb. iv, 13. Neither is there God, the Father, of whom are all

Ver: 6. But to us there is but one any creature that is not manifest things, and we in him; and are in his sight; but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes all things, and we by him. Hele

Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are do. Psal. cxlvii. 5. Great is our God, he is the living God, allierte

X. 10. But the Lord is the true

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Q. 9. How many persons are there in the Godhead?

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 !.

Q. 10. What are the personal properties of the three persons in the Godhead?

A. 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 eternity',

Q. 11. How doth it appear that the Son and the Holy Ghost are God equal with the Father?

A. The scriptures manifest that the Son and the Holy Ghost are God'equal with the Father, ascribing unto them


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everlasting King: at his wrath the begotten thee? And again, I will be 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 be9. 11 John v. 7. For there are gotten into the world, he saith, three that bear record in heaven, And let all the angels of God worthe Father, the Word, and the Holy ship hin. Ver.. 8. But unto the Ghost: and these three are one.

Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, Mat. iii. 16. And Jesus, when he

is for ever and ever; a sceptre of was baptized, went op straightway righteousness is the sceptre of thy out of the water : and, lo, the heavens. kingdom. were opened unto him, and he saw

n John i. 14. And the Word was the Spirit of God descending like made flesh, and dwelt among us, 2 dove, and lighting upon him.' (and we beheld his glory, the glory Ver. 17. And, "lo, a voice from as of the only begotten of the Father,) heaven, saying, This is my beloved full of grace and truth. Ver. 18. Son, in whom I am well pleased: No man hath seen God at any time; Mat. xxviii. 19. Go ye therefore, the only begotten Son, which is in and teach all nations, baptizing them the bosom of the Father, he hath in the name of the Father, and of declared him. the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. O John XX. 26. But when the 2 Cor. xiii. 14. The grace of the Comforter is come, whom I will Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of send unto you from the Father, God, and the communion of the even the Spirit of truth, which proHoly Ghost, be with you all.. Amen. ceedeth from the Father, he shall John x. 30. I and my Father are testify - of me. Gal. iv. 6. And

because ye are sons, God hath 10. m Heb. i. 5. For unto which sent forth the Spirit of his Son of the angels said he at any time, into your hearts, crying, Abba, Thou art my Song, this day have I Father.

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such names ?, 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. P Isa. vi. 3. And one cried the Word, and the Word was with unto another, and said, Holy, holy, God, and the Word was God. Isa.. holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole. ix. 6. For unto us a child is born, earth is full of his glory. Ver. 5. unto us a Son is given, and the Then said 1, Woe is me!' for I am

government shall be upon his shoul. undone; because I am a man of

der: and his name shall be called unclean lips, and dwell in the Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty midst of a people of unclean lips: God, The everlasting Father, The for mine eyes have seen the King, Prince of Peace. John ii. 24. But the Lord of hosts. Ver. 8. Also Jesus did not conimit hinself unto I heard the voice of the Lord, say

them, because he knew all men: ing, Whom shall I send; and who Ver. 25. And needed not that any will go for us? Then said I, Here should testify of man; for he knew am I, send me.. Compared with John what was in man.

1 Cor. ii. 10. xii

. 41. These things said Esaias, But God hath revealed them unto : when he saw his glory, and spake

us by his Spirit: for the Spirit of him. And with Acts xxviii. 25. searcheth all things, yea, the deep And when they agreed not among things of God. Ver. 11. For what themselves, they departed, after that man knoweth the things of a Paul had spoken one word, Well

man, save the spirit of man that spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the is in him? even so the things of prophet unto our fathers. 1 John God knoweth no man, but the. vi 20. And we know that the Son Spirit of God. of God is come, and hath given us

'r Col. i. 16. For by him were all an understanding, that we nay know things created that are in heaven, him that is true: and we are in him

and that are in earth, visible and that is true, even in his Son Jesus invisible, whether they be thrones, Christ. . This is the true God, and

or dominions, or principalities, or eternal life. Acts v. 3. But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled him, and for him. Gen. i. 2. And

powers; all things were created by thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost,

the earth was without form, and. and to keep back part of the

price void; and darkness was upon the of the land? Ver. 4. Whiles it re

face of the deep: and the Spirit · mained, was it not thine own! and after it was sold, was it not in thine

of God moved upon the face of the own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? fore," and teach all nations, bapa

s Mat. xxvii. 19. Go ye there. thou hast not lied unto men, but tizing them in the name of the unto God. 4 John 1.1. In the beginning was

Father, and of the son, and of the Holy Ghost. 2. Cor. xiii. 14.,



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