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Approved Anno 1648, by the GENERAL ASSEMBLY of the CHURCH of Scotland, to be a DIRECTORY for Catechising such as are of weaker Capacity.
With the Proofs from the Scripture.
EDINBURGH: Printed by James Watson, One of the Printers to
the King's Moft Excellent Majesty. 1718.
3. Quest. What do the Scriptures principally teacht
. What is GOD?
5. Quest. Are there more Gods than one?
Answ. There is but One only, the Living and
6. Quchte Psalm 147.5. Great is our Lord,
joy may be full.
things write we unto you, that your
and of great power : his undertand-
within ; and they reft not day and
, and they thae worship him, mult Lord God Almighty, which was, worship him in spirit and in truth.
and is, and is to come.
* Rev. 15. 4. Who shall not fear
# Psalm 90. 2. Before the moun- ed, The Lord, the Lord God, mer.
, thou hadft formed the earth and the and abundant in gcoduels and world : even from everlasting to truth, 2.7. Keeping mercy for everlasting thou art God. thousands, forgiving iniquity and James 1. 17. Every good gift, transgression and lizi
, and that will
k Exod. 3.-14. And God said un- fourth generation.
, I AM Jerem. 10. . But the Lord in the
Shozter Catechism, Agreed upon by the Assembly of Divines at Westminster : Examined and Approved Anno 1648, by the GENERAL ASSEMBLY of the Church of SCOTLAND, &c.
1. Question. WHAI is the chief End of Man?
. , glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever 6. 2. Quest
. What Rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?
Answ. The Word of God which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, is the only Rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him
3. Quest. 1. ' 1 Cor. 10. 31. Whether there. my trust in the Lord God, that I fore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever may declare all thy works. ye do, do all to the glory of God. 2. 4 2 Tim. 3. 16. All scripture Rom. 11.36. For of him,and through is given by inspiration of God, and him, and to him are all things: to is profitable for do&rinc, for rewhom be glory for ever. Amen. proof, for correction, for inftru
b Psalm 73.25. Whom have lin Zion in righteousness. Eph. 2. 20. heaven but thee and there is none And are built upon the foundatiotr upon earth that I desire besides thee, of the apostles and prophets, Jesus V. 26. My flesh and my heart fail- Christ himself being the chief coreth: but God is the strength of my ner-stone. heart, and my portion for ever. di John 1. 3. That which we have -W.27. For lo, they that are far from seen and heard, declare we unto thee, shall perish: thou hast destroy- you, that ye alfomay have fellowed all them that go a whoring from ship with us: and truly our fellowthee -v. 28. But it is good for me ship is with the Father, and with his to draw near to God : I have put son Jesus Christ, v.4. And these
3. Quest. What do the Scriptures principally teach
Answ. The Scriptures principally teach, what Man is to believe concerning God, and what Duty God requires of Man, 4. Quest
. What is GOD? Ausw. God is a Spirit , Infinite , Eternal", and Unchangeable ', in his Being ķ, Wisdom', Power * Holinels , Justice, Goodness and Truth o.
5. Quest. Are there more Gods than one?
Answ. There is but One only, the Living and True God P.
6. Quest, things write wę unto you, that your Psalm 147.5. Great is our Lord, joy may be full.
and of great power : his understand2 Tim. 1. 13. Hold fast the ing is infinite, form of sound words, which thon m Rev. 4. 8. And the four beafts haft heard of me, in faith and love had each of them fix wings about which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Tim. him, and they were full of eyes 3. 16. See in letter c.
within ; and they rest not day and John 4. 24. God is a Spirit, night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, and they that worship him, muft Lord God Almighty, which was, worship him in spirit and in truth. and is, and is to come.
& Job 11.7. Canst thou by search • Rev. 15. 4. Who shall not fear ing find out God? canst thou find thee, O Lord and glorify thy name! out the Almighty unto perfection for thou only art holy; for all na. V.8. It is as high as heaven, what tions shall come and worship before canst thou do ? deeper than hell, thee; for thy judgments are made what canst thou know? v. 9. The manifeft. measure thereof is longer than the • Exod. 34. 6. And the Lord pasearth, and broader than the sea. sed by before him, and proclaim
Psalm 90. 2. Before the moun- ed, The Lord, the Lord God, mertains were brought forth, or ever çiful and gracious, long-suffering, thou hadît formed the earth and the and abundant in goodụess and world : even from everlasting to truth, v. 7. Keeping mercy for everlasting thou art God. thousands, forgiving iniquity and
James 1. 17. Every good gift, transgression and fi:a, and that will and every perfect gift is from above, by no means clear the guilty ; visiand cometh down from the Father ting the iniquity of the fathers upon of lights, with whom is no varia- the children,and upon the childrens bleness, neither shadow of turning. children, unto the third and to the
k Exod. 3. 14. And God said un- fourth generation, to Moses, I AM THAT I AM s. P Deut. 6. 4. Hear, o Israel, and he said, Thus shalt thou say the Lord our God is one Lord. unto the children of Israel, I AM Jerem. 10. 10. But the Lord is the hath sent me unto you,