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and glory to him t. And, in testimony of our desire and assurance to be heard, we say, Amen.


O Lord forgive, O Lord hearken elt over all, and in thine hand is and do, deter not, for thine own power and might, and in thine band fake, O my God; for thy city, and it is to make great, and to give thy people are called by thy name. strength unto all. v. 13. Now there

1 Chron. xxix. 10. Wherefore fore, our God, we thank thee, and David blessed the Lord before all the praise thy glorious name. congregation : and David said, Bler- vi Cor. xiv 16. Else when thou fed be ebou, Lord God of Ifrael, our Malt bless with the spirit, how shall Father, for ever and ever. V. II. he that occupieth the room of the

Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, unlearned, say amen at thy giving of and the power, and the glory, and thanks, seeing he understandeth not the victory, and the majesty : for all what thou sayelt ? Rev. xxii. 20. Fle that is in the heaven and in the earth, which testifieth these things, faith, is thine ; thine is the kingdom, 0 Surely I come quickly. Amen. E. Lord, and thou art exalted as head ven so, come, Lord Jesus. above all. v. 12. Both riches and ho- The grace of our Lord Jesus Chrilt Aour come of thee, and thou reign- be with you all, Amen.

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OD spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which



1. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.

II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing, that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beDeath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor ferve them: For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me: and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments.

III. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain : For the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vaiti.

IV. Remember the Sabbath-day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work. But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: In it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-fervant, nor thy maid servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates. For io fix days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is,


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and rested the seventh day: Whereture the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it

V "Honour thy father and thy mother : that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

VI. Thou hit po kill.
Vil. Thou helt not commit adultery.
VIII. Thou shalt not steal.
IX. Thou thait not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

X. Thou shalt cot covet thy neighbour's house, thou thalt not covet ihy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor liis ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

The LORD's PRAYER, Mzeth. vi.

for ever.

kiogdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread And forgive us our debes, as we forgive our debiors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, Amen.

The CREE D. I Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:

And in Jelus Christ his only Son our Lord, which was cone ceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead and buried; He defcended into

hell *, The third day he role again from the dead, Continu

He a cended into heaven, and litte h on the righted in the fate of the hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence he doad, ond under the power of death till fall come to judge the quick and the dead. I bethe third d.ry.

lieve in the Holy Ghost; The holy catholick church.

The communion of saints, The forgiveness of lins, The resurrection of the body, And the life everlasting. Amen.

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O much of every question both in the Larger and Shorter Catechifm,

is repeated in the answer, as maketh every antwer an entire propulition, or lestence in itself; to the end the learner may further improve it, upon all occasions, for his increafe in knowledge and piety, even but of the course of catechising, as well as in it

And albeit the lubstance of the doctrine comprised in that abridgment, commonly called the Apostles Creed, be fully fet forth in each of the catechitins, so as there is no necefity of inferring the Creed itfelf; yet it is here annexed, not as though it were composed by the apostles, or ought to be esteemed canonical icripture as the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer, (much less a prayer, as ignorant people have been ape to make both it and the Decalogue) but because it is a brief lam of the Christian faith, agreeable to the word of God, and antiently received in the churches of Christ.

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John vi. 37. All that the Father heth given me, shall come unto me, and

him that cometh unto me, I will in no wise cast out.

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Sum of Saving Knowledge.

HEAD I. Our woful condition by nature.

II. The remedy provided in Christ Jesus.
III. The means provided in the covenant of grace.
IV. The blessings conveyed by these means.

The Use of Saving Knowledge. 1. For convincing of fin by the law, 2. Of righteousness by the law. 3. Of judgment by the law. For convincing of fin, righteousness and judgment by the gospel

. Of righteousness to be had only by faith in Chrift. For ftrengthening a man's faith, &c.

Warrants and Motives to believe.

1. God's hearty invitation.
2. His earnest request to be reconciled.
3. His command, charging all to believe.
4. Much assurance of life given to believers, &c.

Evidences of true Faith.

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1. Conviction of the believer's obligation to keep the moral law. 2.' That the believer practise the rules of gedlinejs and righ

ieousness. 3. That obedience to the law run in the right channel of faith 4. The keeping of strait communion with Christ, the Fountain of

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The fum of saving knowledge may be taken up in these four heads; !. The

woful condition wherein all men are by nature, through breaking of the covenant of works. 2. The remedy provided for the eleci in Jesus Chrif by the covenant of grace. 3. The means appointed to make them partakers of this covenant. 4. The blessings which are effe&tually conveyed unto the elect by these means. Which four heads are for down cach of them in fome few propofitions.

H E A D I.

Our woful condition by nature, through breaking the covenant of works,

Hof. xiii. 9. O Israel, thou bast destroyed thyself.

HE almighty and eternal God, the Father, the Son, and the

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holy Ghost, three diftinct persons in the one and the same undivided Godhead, equally infinite in all pertections, did, before time, moft wisely decree, for his owo glory, whatsoever cometh to pass in time ; and doth most holily and infallibly execute all his decrees, without being partaker of the lio of any creature.

II. This God, in fix days, made all things of nothing, very good in their own kind : in 1pecial, he made all the angels holy; and he made our first parents, Adam and Eve. the root of mankind, both upright and able to keep the law written in their heart. Which law they were naturally bound to obey under pain of death; but God was not bound to reward their service, till he entered into a covenant or contract with them, and their posterity in them, to give them eternal life upon condition of perfect personal obedience; withal threatening death in case they should fail. This is the covenant of works. III. Both angels and men were subject to the change of their own


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