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a. Deut. 29. 10, 11,
12. Thofe men and
themselves and their
little ones, to enter in
to God's Covenant
IX. Q. Why did your Godfathers and Godmothers promise these things for you, and not your Father and Mother?
a Because Children
before they can be fuf
1 John v.
A. Because I could not fpeak, they did promife for me: and fo it is my Promise and Vow, which I must stand to a: and they must do all they can that I they can that I may know and perform all things of it b.
have often occafions for the affiftance of friends and good neighbours in the care of their children's Souls; and alfo to be put in mind themselves of their duty to their children. 1 Kings, 1. 6.
A. That they might be Sureties with my Father and Mother, for my being more furely taught and brought up to these things. a
a Levit xx
XI. Q. What is to renounce the Devil?
A. To have nothing to do with him, or any of his evil fpirits, or those that deal with them a; b Eph. vi. and never to yield to any of their temptations b.
To, to 15.
X. Q. What is to renounce?
A. To forfake for ever. :
XII. Q. What is the Devil?
A. The prince of the devils.
XIII. Q. What are the devils?
A. The angels that finned a, and do tempt
a 2 Pet, ii. us to fin b.
4. b. Eph. XIV. Q What are the works of the devil?
4. All fin and wickedness.
XV. Q. What are the pomps and vanity of this 2. wicked world?
A. The vain fhows, bra-
They are vain when they are finful, or we fin for them. They are finful, when there is pride, or prodigality, or immodefty, or any other fin in them. We fin for them, when for them we neglect, or cause our fervants to neglect the Service of God, or any duty; when we spend too much time on them, and when we feek them by unlawful means.
Together with thefe we renounce all other vain finful things of the world. 1 John ii, 15, 16, 17.
a Deut. iv. 8. Rom.
vii. 12. b. Therefore God fpake to them in the most folemn and dreadful manner. Exod. xix. 16, 18. chap. xx, 18, 19, 20.
Eph. ii. 1.
XVI. Q. What is meant by the flesh?
A. Our finful nature.
XVII. Q. What are the finful lusts of the flesh? 18.
A. The feveral parts of the Belief.
XIX. Q. What is meant by God's Will and Commandments being boly?
A. That they are perfectly
XX. Q. Doft thou not think that thou art bound to believe and to do, as thy Godfathers and Godmothers have promised for thee?
A. Yes verily I do think my felf bound fo to believe and do: And by God's help, fo I will believe and do. And I heartily thank our Heavenly Father, that he hath called me to this state of falvation, through Jefus Chrift our Saviour. And
1 John iii.
I pray unto God to give me his Grace, that I
XXI. Q. Why are you bound to believe and do, as your Godfathers and Godmothers have promifed for you?
a. See 1 2. a, b, c.
faking fin to believe
and of my parents, both which I am bound to obey by the
A. Because God commands me fo to believe and do a, and my Baptifm requires it b. And I am further bound by my Godfathers and Godmothers promifing and vowing in my name, c.
XXII. Q. What is this state of falvation which God hath called you to?
A. My being a Member of Chrift, the child of God, and an inheritor of the kingdom of heaven, 1. Pet. iii. fo long as I do as my Godfathers and Godmothers
promised for me.
XXIII. Q. How has God called us to this ftate of falvation through Jefus Chrift?
A. By Chrift's calling us by his Minifters a, xxiii. 18, for the fake of his Dying for the forgiveness of
b Rom. v. our fins b.
6, 8, 10. XXIV. Q. What does our Saviour Jefus Chrift
1. Tim. ii. fave us from in this state of Salvation?
4, 5, 6.
21. Tit. ii.
b. Gal. iii.
A. He faves us from our fins a, and from the punishments of them b
XXV. Q. What is God's Grace?
A. His help to believe and do what he commands us.
XXVI. To whom does God give his Grace?
A. God refifteth the proud, and giveth grace to Jam. iv.
1 Pet. v.
CRE E D. *
Ebearfe the Articles of thy Be
For the fubftance of it deliver'd by the Apoftles, 2 Tim. i. 13. For no other form of Faith can be pretended to be deliver❜d by them. See Hammond of Fundamentals, and Comber's Companion to the Temple.
A. 1. I believe in God, the Father Almighty, 3.6. maker of heaven and earth.
1. Heb. xi.
2. And in Jefus Chrift his only Son, our Lord. 31. 3. Who was Conceived by the Holy Ghoft, 3. Matth. Born of the Virgin Mary;
i. 18. 20.
4. Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was Cruci-1 John iv. fied, Dead, and Buried: He defcended into Hell. 2, 3. 5. The third day he Rofe again from the 4.1 Cor. dead:...
5. 1 Cor.
6. He afcended into Heaven, and Sitteth at 15. 4. the Right Hand of God the Father Almighty: 6. Mark 7. From thence he fhall come to Judge the xvi.19. quick and the dead.
7. Acts i.
The Holy Ghoft;
The Holy Catholick Church,
xxviii. 19. 9. Matth. xxviii. 19,
+1 Cor. & 11. 25.
The words I believe in, not only I believe, are understood in 11. Alts all the four laft Articles: as the words of the Articles without xxiv. 15. any other expreffion of belief do fhew. This Epiphanius fully 12. 1 John
expreffes v. 10, 11.
II. Q. What do you mean by I believe in? Fam. ii. A. I believe, and live and hope according to my 19 to 24. belief.
* Παντοκράτωρ. a Matth.
b Pf. 135.
expreffes in a Confeffion of Faith, in thefe words, story es uíav naborinny, &c. We believe in one Catholick and Apoftolick Church, and in one Baptifm of repentance, and in the refurrecti on of the dead, and in the kingdom of heaven, and in the life everlasting. But whether the word in be understood or not, in thefe Articles, the fenfe is the fame. For the true Chriftian belief of all the Articles of the Creed, is to believe them so as to do and hope according to them. Fam. 2. 19. to 24. And this true Chriftian belief is beft expreft with the word in.
III. What do you believe in the first Article, concerning God the Father?
a Heb. xi. 3. 6.
ii. 19 to 24.
IV. Q. What is God?
a John iv. 24. Boundless. b. Jer. xxxii. 17. r Pf. 147.5 d Pf. 145.8, 9, 17. John i. 16. e Fer. xxiii. 24. 1 Kings viii. 27. f Pf. 90. 2.
A. I believe that there is a God, that he is the Father.Almighty, and Maker of heaven and earth a: and I truft in him b, and obey him c.
V. Q. Who is
a Matth. iii. 17.
A. God is a Spirit a of Infinite Power b, Wisdom * C2 and Goodnefs d, every where prefent e, and without beginning or end f
God the Father of?
A. He is the Father of Jefus Chrift a, and of all true Chriftians for Christ's fake b†
ferver of all things. 1 Cor. viii. 6.
VI. Q. What is meant by Almighty ? *
A. The Ruler of all things a, able to do whatfoever he pleases b.
VII. Q. What is meant by Maker of heaven and earth?
A. Maker and Preferver of heaven and earth, and all things in them.