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IX. To tell no lies of any į. Prov. xix. 59. body i, nor spiteful truth k, k. Prov. xi. 13.

nor to give bad words l. 1. Titus iii. 2.

x. And not to desire other m. 2 Thel. ü. 10,

folks things; but to learn and -11, 12. i Here is to be re- work to get my living m. membred, that the keeping all the Commandments is not only for the love of God and our neighbour, but also for the true love of our felves. Deut. X. 13.

XVI. Q. You have done many faults against God's Commandments. What does God command you to da, that he may forgive you?

A. God commands me to n. Pfalm cxix. 59 Lam. iii. 40.

T think of all my faults I can D. James iv. 8, 9, 10. find n; and to be very sorry Deut. xxxii. 6. foelii." in my heart-for displeasing my 12, 13

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to confess 9. 1 John i. 9. Lev.

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1. For my faults against 3. Matth. v. 23 tomy.

my Father or my Mother, or 27. God is the judge, against any body else; God that will punish him commands me to pray them to that neglects to seek forgive me, and to make them forgiveness, and make amends for the

the best amends I can 4. And

wrong he has done.

he commands me to forgive *. Matth. vi. 14, 15. every body that has done me

any wrong x. XVIII. When you have done all that God may forgive you, what must you do then?


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A. I must believe that God . Rom. iv. 5, 24; will forgive me for the fake of 25. I believe God will Christ's dying for our faults y. surely perform his promises to forgive me (ver. 24. Luke xxiv. 47 for the sake of Christ's Dying for our fins : because God raised him from the dead to call us to, and give us the fame forgiveness, AAs v. 31. chap. xxvi. 17, 18. This forgiveness is granted as foon as I have begun to repent truly. 2 Sam. xii. 13. Luke xv, 20. chap. xix. 8, 9. Provided I am not dack to perform my whole duty, Luke ix. 62. XIX. Q. Let me bear kow you confess your faults.

A Confefion for a Child. 2. Because Chrift A. O God, my wonderful died upon the Cross Good Father, I have done for our sins; and prays wickedly againft thy Comto God for ou pard mandments. I have not done don. Rom. viii. 34. 4. Because Chrif" by that I shou'd do : and I have Dying for our fins, done that I shou'd not do: bought for us grace to ( Then I confefs my several : 14.) and prays to God faults : and then I say, I pray for grace for us, Heb. thee forgive me, I pray thee iv. 14, 15, 16. See 25 forgive me for Jesus Christ's Question

fake z. And for his fake help Every day thou must

me to do so no more a. confefs with hearty forTow the fins thou hast done that day. Then God will forgive thee, as he commands thee to forgive thy brother, Luke xvii. 3, 4. If thou hast done any great fin, or any wilful fin, whether great or small : as soon as thou dost think of it, thou must be earnestly sorry for it, and confefs it, and bog forgiveness. Matth. xxvi. 75.

On Fridays, or other Fafting days, once a week, if thou canst conveniently, (Matth. ix, 14, 15. Luke ii. 37) at least once a month; and without fail on every folemn Fast day, thou must confefs all the feveral sorts of the fins of thy whole life, that thou canst remember. Lev. xvi. 21, 29. Joel i. 14. chap. ii. 12 to 19. Jonah iii. And remember always that the not doing any good, is fin, as well as the doing any evil, James iv. 17.

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XX. Q. You cannot leave any of your faults, norb. Johnv. do any thing that is good without God's help b. You 4, 5; must therefore always beg bis help c. Let me bear Phil.ij.13;

. bow you pray to God.

Epb.vi.18. A Prayer for a Child. A. Our Father which art in heaven, make me Use this and every body to love and fear thee more than Prayer unall things. Do thou rule our hearts.. And help doft well us to do all thou wilt have us do. Give us that understand love thee what we have need of to day. And for the Lord's give us our faults : for we forgive others their Prayer, faults against us. And let us not be tic'd nor driven to any naughtiness : but keep us from all evil doing. Thou canst do all we pray for: for thou art the Great King of all the world for ever and d. Daniel ever d. And all we beg for Jesus Christ his fake c. ii. 37.

e. Becaufe by his Dying for the fins of all the world, he has bought for every one all that God sees good for him; and prays to God for the fame. 1 Tim. il, I to 7. Heb. ix. 12, 24. Pfalm ii. 8. See 25 Question.

XXI. Q. Why do you say, for we forgive others their faults against us??

A. Because if we do not forgive others, God will not forgive us f.

f. Marth: XXII. Q. What must you do when you pray to God? A. Always when I pray to God I must give him

g. Pbil.iv. XXIII. Q. Let me bear how you give thanks to Col. iv. 2; God.

A Thanksgiving for a Child. A. Our most Kind Father, who doft give us all we have, I thank thee with all my heart for all

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ing for our nefs to us.

thy Goodness to me, and to every body. I thank thee for making us, and for keeping us from hurt, and for giving us meat, drink and clothes, and all we have. But I thank thee most of all for thy most wonderful love to give thine own Son to die upon

the Cross for our faults, to save us ; and for giving thy Holy Ghost to help us to do what thou doft command us; and for bringing all that

truly love thee to heaven. And I pray thee for b. Because Jesus Christ's fake h, 'to make me and every body by his dy-as thankful as we ought to be for all thy Goodsins he has bought for us power to keep God's Commandments. (Titus ii. 14.) and prays to God for grace for us, John xvii. 20, 21. Pfalm ii. 8. See 25 Question

XXIV. Q. What must you do that you may be fit to pray and give thanks unto God ? 1. As Question 16,

A. I must do all that God k. Pfalm commands me to do for the ciii. 1, 2. Psalm cxix. forgiveness of my faults i. I 2, 58, 145

1. Heb. xii. 28.

m. Because must pray, and give thanks he has promised it, heartily k, and with fear l. And Matth.vii. 11. Mark xi. I must believe God will do 24. John xvi. 23, 24. what is best for me in every thing I pray for m, for Jesus Christ's fake.

XXV. Q. Why will God do all you pray for, for Jesus Christ's fake?

A. Because all we pray for n. By sin we loft and forfeited all good,

are the forgiveness, and the and fell into all evil, blessings of forgiveness which Gen. ii. 17. ch. iii. 15 Christ died for n, and prays to to 20. ch. viii. 21. Fob God for o. xiv. 1, 4. Rom. v. 12. ch. v. 23. 2 Cor.v. 14.

Therefore when our fins are forgiven for the sake of Christ's Dying for us, all good is given us again, and we are saved from all evil, as God sees fit. And therefore


17, 18.

Christ's Blood shed for the forgiveness of our fins, is called his Blood of the New Testament: Because in the same forgiveness are contain'd all the Mercies promised in the New Testament to them that obey all the Commands of it. For the sake of Christ's Dying for every man, (Heb. ii. 9.) God so far forgives every one, as to give him power to do what he expects from him, (Rom. v. 6, 8, 10. 1. Tim. ii. 4, 5,6.) and to give him other good things and corrections to turn his heart to God. Matth. v. 45. Luke vi. 35: jer. v. 3, 24. Rom. ii. 4. And every one that does what God expects from him, God fully forgives him, so as to give him all good, and save him from all evil, as God fees fit. Heb. xi, 6. 0. Heb. vii. 25. ch. ix. 12, 24.

XXVI. Q. You said you were made a Christian, and God's child, and an heir of beaven, when you were Christen’d. How were you then made a Christian, and God's child, and an heir of heaven?

A. The Minister did pray

with my friends for me p, and p. Matth. vi.


did wash me in token of my q. As į ought to leave them, with truly re- leaving my faults q, to bepenting of them, Mat. liever, and serve s God the Faiii. 6, 11. Afts ii. 39: ther, and his Son Jesus Chrift, 9. To believe God's word, and fo to believe and the Holy Ghoft t. Then his promises to forgive God for Christ's sake u. did formy fins, and give me give my faults x, and give me the help of the Holy the help of the Holy Ghost to. Ghost. See notes x y.

believe and ferve him s. Do all God's Com

y. mandments to the best of my power, Matth. xxviii. 19, 20. #. 'Matth. xxviii. 19. Afts xix. 4. 1 Cor. I. 12, 13. I must believe and serve God the Father, and his Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost: because every one of them is God ; and because all Three have taught us the Word and Commandments of God, Heb. i. 1, 2. chap. iii. 7 to 12. chap. X. 15, 16, 17, And the whole Word of God is the Word of all Three. John XV. 26. chap. xvi. 15. 1 Cor. ii. 10, 11. - U. Because Chrift, Died for the forgiveness of our fins, (Matth. xxvi. 28.) and thereby bought for us power to leave them, Titus ii. i 25 Question.

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