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edification, by instruction, admonition, rebuke; exhorting one another to manifest the grace of God, io denying ungodliness and worldly laits, and in living godly, soberly, and righreously in this presenc world; by comfortiog the feeble-minded, and praying with, or for one another : which duties respectively are to be performed upon 1pecial oc. casions offered by divine providence; as namely, when under any cala mity, cross, or great difficulty, council or comfort is fought, or when an ffender is to be reclaimed by private admonition, and if that be not effectual, by joining one or two more in the admonition, according to the rule of Christ : that in the mouth of two or three witoesses every word may be established,
XIII. And, beca use it is not given to every one to speak a word in feafon to a wearied or distrefied conscience, it is expedieni, that a per. fon (in that cafe) fioling no ease after the use of all ordinary means, private and publick, have their address to their own pastor, or some experienced Christian : Bas if the person troubled in confcience, be of that condition, or of that fex, that discretion, modefty, or fear of scandal requireth a godly, grave and secret friend to be present with them in their faid address, it is expedient that such a friend be prefent.
XIV. When persons of diverse families are brought together by divine providence, being abroad upon their particular vocation's, or any necellary occasions; as they would have the Lord their God with them whithersoever they go, they ought to walk with God, and not neglect the duties of prayer and thanksgiving, but take care that the same be performed by such as the company shall judge fittest. And that they likewile take heed that no corrupt communication proceed out of their mouths, but that which is good, to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.
The drift and scope of all these directions is no other, but that upon the one part, the power and practice of godliness amongst all the ministers, and meinbers of this kirk, according to their several places and vocations, may be cherished and advanced, and all impiety and mocking of religious exercifes, suppressed: and upon the other part that under the name and pretext of religious exercises, no tuch meetings or practices be allowed, as are apt to breed error, scandal, fchifm, contempt, or mifregard of the public ordinances and ministers, or neglect of the duties of particular callings, or fuch other evils as are the work not of the Spirit, but of the flesh, and are contrary to truth anel peace.
A TABLF of the chief matters contained in the CONFES
SION of FAITH, and LARGER CATECHISM.
con. Signifies the Confession of Faith. The first figure denotes
the chapter. The following figures denote the paragraph. eat. Signifies the Larger Catechism, and the figures denote the Numbers of the Questions, A
wards them, cat. 19. They are all A
employed at his pleasure in the adbelievers are accepted as righ
ministrations of his power, mercy, teous in the light of God only for and justice, ib. Not to be worthipthe obedience and satisfaction of ped.con. 21. 2. cat. 105 Chrift, con
11.1.cat. 7o. Which is Antichrist, what, con. 25. 6. The imputed to them by God, and re- pope is antichriil, ib. ceived by faith, con: II. 1. cat 70, Actiquity, no pretence for using the 71,72. How their good works are devices of men in the worship of accepted in Chrift, con. 16. 6. ac
God, cat. 109. ceptance in prayer, through Christ Anxiety about the things of this life, and his mediation, cat, i 80
fintul, cat. 105, 136, 142. Access. No acceis unto the presence of The Apocrypha, nit being of divine God, without the Mediator Jetus infpiration, is of no authority in the Chrift, con. 12. cat. 39, 55, 181. church, con. I. 3 Who hath purchased for believers Immodest Apparel, forbidden, cat. under the gospel, a greater boldness
139 of access to the throne of grace, Acenfion of Christ, con 8.4. cat 53. than believers under the law did Affembly See councils. ordinarily partake of, con. 20 1. Public Affemblies for th? worship of Actions. God orders and governs all God not to be carelesly or wilfully the actions of his creatures by bis neglected, con. 21.6. most wife and boly providence, ac- Assurance of grace and talvation at. cording to his infallible foreknow tainable in this life, con !8 1, 2. ledge, and immutable decree, con. cat. 80 Without extraordinary re5. 1. cat. 18. See providence. velation, con. 18 3. cat. 8o. Upon A&ual fins Procerd from the origi- what it is founded, con. 3 8 18. nal corruption of nature, con 6. 4. cat. 80. It is ftrengthned by cat. 25. See lia.
good works, con. 16 2. Believers Admonition of the church, con.30 4. may want it, con. 18. 3. cat. Eo. Adoption, the nature and privileges 172. They may have it diminished of it, con. 12. cat. 74.
and intermitted : and be deprived Adultery, a just ground of divorce, of comfort aod the light of God's cod. 24 5,6.
countenance, con. II 5.17.3. 18. Aggravations of fin, cat. 151. 4. cat. 81. But they are never ut. Amen, the meaning of it, cat. 196. terly destitute of that feed of God, Angels, God's decree concerning and life of faith and love, &c out of
them, con 3.3, 4.cat, 13. How cre- which afsurance may, by the spirit, ated, cat, 16. God's providence ta. be in in que time revived; con.18:4.
M m 2
cat. 81. And by which in the mean. 2 3. cat. 86, 87. Of the wicket time they are supported from utrer ibid. deipair, ibid. it is the duty of all to Lascivious Books not to be read, endeavour aftur assurance, con. .8.
cat. 129 3. And to pray for it, cat. 194.
с The fruits of it inclines not to ALLING, fee effectual calling. looseneis, cop. 18. 3.
To have a lawful calling, and Atheum, the denying or not having to be diligent in it, is a duty, cat. a Gd, cat. 105.
141. Attributes of Gud, con. 2. 1, 2. cat.
Vows of celibacy unlawful, con. 22. 7, 8, 101,
7. cat, 139 B
Ceasures of the church, what, cop. APTISM, what, con. 28. 1, 2. 30 2. 4. Their use, con. 30. 3.
cat 365. To continue to the Who are to be proceeded against end of the world, con, 28. 1. cat. by the censures of the church, con 176. But once to be administred to
20. 4. 29.8 30. 2. They are to any perton, con. 28 7. cat. 177. be managed according to the nature By whom, con• 27. 4. 28. 2. of the crime and the demerit of the 179. To whom, con. 28. 4. cat. Person, con. 30. 4. peniteat line 166 Dipping not necellary in bap- ners are to be abfolved from cen. tiim, but it may be rightly admini
sures con 30 2. thred by prir"ling, con 26. 3. Bap. Censuring, rah, harsh, and partial tim not necessary to falvation, yet censoring, sinful, cat 145. it is a fin to neglect it, con 28. 3.
Ceremonial law. See law. The efficacy of it, con, 28. 5. How Charity towards our neighbour, to be improved, cat. 167. Where- wherein it confifts, cat. 135, 141, in it agrees with the Lord's Sup- 144, 147. What contrary to it, cat. per, cat. 176 And wherein they 136, 142, 145, 148. Giving and differ, cat. .77:
lending freely according to our aBelievers, Sec faith, justification, ac bility and the neceslities of others
Ceptance, adoption, fanctification, is a duty, con. 26. 2. cat. 141. union, communion, liberty, works, Charms, unlawful, cat. 13. perseverance, assurance.
Chastity, cat. 137. Benefits which the members of the Children that die in infancy, how invisible church enjoy by Chrilt, faved, con. 10. 3. The children of cat. 65. The benefits of Chrill's such as profess the true religion, mediation, cat 57, 58.
are members of the visible church, 'Ilie Body of Chriit, how present in COD. 25. 2. cat. 62, and are to be
the facrament, con. 29.7. cat. 170. baprized, con. 28. 4. cat. 166. The Myitical Body of Chritt. True Christ, why so called, cat. 42. Is the believers are members of Christ's only Mediator between God and inystical Budy, con 29 1. car 168. man, con 8. 1. cat. 36. Who beog Which is the whole number of the very God, of one Tubstance, and elect that have been, are or shall be equal with the Father, con 8. 2. united to Christ as their head, cat. 11. 36. In the fulness of vime 25. 1. What thai union is, cat. 66. became man, con. 8. 2. Cat 36. See communion
39. The necesity of his being God The bodies of the elect after death, and man, cat 38, 39, 40 He was and at the resurrection, cun. 32. ordained by God from eternity in
be Mediator, con. 8. P. He was 4. They have the power of the keys fan&tified and anointed with the ho. committed to them. con. 39. 2. ly Spirit, to execute the office of
what that power isand its use. con. Mediator, con. 8. 3, cat. 43. To 30 3, 4. They are not to be opwhich he was called by the Eather, pored in the lawful exercise of their con, 8. 3. And willingly undertook
powers upon pretence of Christian and discharged it, con 4.8. By liberty, con. 20. 4. See concils. his perfect obedience, and sacrifice There are some circumstances con. of himself, he purchased reconcilia- cerning church goveroment, which tion and eternal life for all the e. are to be ordered by the light of nalect, con i 5. cat 38 To wham ture and christian prudence, acin a ages the benefits of his me.'cording to the general rules of the diation are effectuelly applied con. word, con. 1 6 8. 6, 8. Christ's offices of prophet, Circumcision, One of the ordinanpriest, King, cat 43, 44, 45. See ces by which the covenant of grace acceptance, access, body of Christ, was adminiftred under the law, church, death of Christ, exaltation, con 7 5 cat 34. expiation, humiliation, imputation, Civil magiftrate or civil powers. intercession, judge, merit, Mefliah, See magistrate. name of Chriit, personal union, pro- The Ten commandments are the sum pitiation, reconciliation, redempti. of the moral law, con. 19. 2. cat. on, resurrection righteousness, fa- 98. They are a perfect rule of righcrifice, salvation, fatisfaction, furety teousness, con. 19 2. Rules for Christian liberty. See liberty. unde Atanding them, cat 99 The The church is the object of God's prefac explained, cat The fpeccial providence, con. 7. 5. cat. first commandment cat 103-106 8 1. 25 6 The catholic church The second, cat 107,-110. The invisible, What, con, 25 ! third, cat. 111,-114. The fourth, 62. Given to Christ from all eterni.
The fifth, cat. ty, con, 8 1. The benefits which
The fath, cat. 134, the members of it enjoy by Christ, -136. The seventh, cat, 137,cat. 65, 66, 69, 82, 83, 86 99. 139
The eight, cat 140.–142. The catholic
vifible, The ninth, cat. 343; -145. The What, con. 25. 2, cot. 92. Out of tenth, cat 146,-148įhe sum it no ordinary pollibility of salva- of the first four commandments, tion, con. 25. 2. Its privileges,con, which coutain our duty to God, 25 4 cat. 63. Particular churches cat 102. The sum of the other six more or less pure, con. 25 4. The which contain our duty to man, purest subject to mixture and error, I 22. No man is able to keep con. 25. 5.* There shall always be the commandments of God pera church on earth to worship God featly, cat. 149. according to his will, ibid.
The Communion, See the Lord's Church ceplures Sec censures Supper. Church-Government, Appointed by Communion of Saints, wherein it con. the Lord Jesus in the hand of 60s, con. 26. 1, 2. the enjoyment church officers, distinct from the ci- of it is one of the privileges of the vil magistrate, con, 30. 1. cat. 45, visible church, cat. 63. In the 108 But they are not exempted from Lord's fupper, communicants tefti. obedience to the magiftrate,con.23. fy their mutual love and fellowship
each with other, cat. 168. That Controversies, it belongs to fynods facrament being a bond and pledge and counciis minikerially to deterof believers communion with Christ, mine controversies of faith, and and with each other, as members of cales of conscience, con 31. 3. The his mystical body, con. 29 1. The Spirit speaking in the scriptures, is com wunion of saints doth not en- the supreme judge of all controfringe a man's property in his goods verlies in religioo, con 1. 10. The and post ffions, con. 26. 3:
original text of the scriptures is Cuinmunion which the elect have that to which the church is finally with Chrilt, con 26 1. In this life, to appeal, con. ! 8. Cat, 67. 83. immediately after Our conversation ought to be in hodeath, cat: 86 at the resurrection linels and righteouiness, answeraand day of judgment, cat 57 90. ble to an holy profession, cat. 112. It is a consequence of their union 167 with him, cun. 6. 1. It doth not Corruption of nature, what, con. make them partakers of his God. 6.2, 4. cat. 35 a coniequence of head, nor equal with him, con. 26. the fall of man. ibid adual fin 2 ?
It is confirmed in the Loru's fruit of it, con 6. m. cat 25. How supper, cat 168
it is propogated, con. 6, 3. cat. 26. Uncharte company not to be kept, It doth remain during this life in the cat 139. Nor corrupt communica- regenerate, and all its motions are tions to be used or listened to, ib. truly fin, con. 6. 5. 13. 2! cat. 78. Condition, Perfect, personal and But it is parduned and mortified perpetual obedience the condition through Christ, con 6 5. of the covenant of works, con 7. Covenant, no enjoying of God, but
19. 1. cat, 20 God requires by way of covenant. con. 7.1. faith as the condition to interelt Go Covenant of works, what, and with ners in the Mediator of the cove. whom made, con. 4 2. 7. 2. 19. pant of grace, cat. 32.
1. cat. 20. 22. Perfect. perlonal Confession of fin always to be made and perpetual obedience the condi. in private to God, cop. 15 6. and tion of it, cop. 7. 2. 19. I, cat. is to be joined with prayer, cat. 1.78. 20, It is called a law and a comWhen to be made to men, con, 15. mand, con. 4.2. and a law giveo as 6. Upon confeflion, the offending covenant, con. 19. I
and a cové. brother is to be received in love,ib. nant of life, of which the tree of Conscience, See liberty of conscience. life was a pledge, cat 20. Peace of conscience, a fruit of the Covenant of grace, what, con 7 3: fenje of God's loge, con. 18. 1, 3.
cat 30, 32 It was made with Chris cat 83, Believers may fall into fins as the second Adam, and with all which wound the conscience, coo, the elea him as his eed, cat. 17. 3. 184. The wicked are pu. 31 In it God requireth of finners nished with horror of confcience, faith in Chrill, that they may be cat. 28.83.
juitified and saved, con. 17 3 cat, Contentment, submillion to God is 71, Faith being required as the our duty, cat. 104. Discontent at condition to interest them in Chrift, his dispensations is finful, cat 105,
32. Who is the mediator of this coa 'ull contentment with our con.
venant, con. 8, 1 cat. 36 Why it dition, is our duty, cat. 147. Dir is called a testament, con.7. 4
It conteniment with our own estate, a
was differently admir:fred in the time of the law, and in time of
fin, cat. 148