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us as righteous in his Sight“, only for the Righteousness of Christ imputed to as , and received Faith alone {.

34. Quest. What is Adoption ?

Answ. Adoption is an Act of God's free Grace whereby . we are received into the Number, and have a Right to all the Privileges of the Sons of God b.

35. Quest. What is Sanctification?

Answ. Sanctification is the work of God's free Grace', whereby we așe renewed in the whole Man after the Image of God , and are enabled

more 2 Cor. sti). To wit, that God by the works of the law shall no was in Chrift, reconciling the world Aesh be juftified. Phil. 3.9. And ủnto himself, not imputing their be found in him, not having mine Grespafles unto them; and hath com- own righteousness, which is of the mitted unto us the word of recon- law, but that which is through the ciliation. v. 21. For he hath made faith of Christ, the righteousness him to be sin for us, who knew no which is of God by faith. fin ; that we might be made the 34. 8 1 John 3. 1. Behold, whar righteousness of God in him. manner of love the Father hath be

Rom. 5.17. For if by one mans stowed upon us, that we should be offence, death reigned by one; much called the sons of God: therefore more they which receive abundance the world knoweth us not, because of grace, and of the gift of righ- it knew him not. teousness, shall reign in life by one, h John 1. 12. But as many as reJesus Christ. V. 18. Therefore as ceived him, to them gave he power by the offence ofone, judgment came to become the sons of God, even upon all men to condemnation: to them that believe on his name. even so by the righteousness of one, Rom. 8. 17. And if children, then the free gift came upon all men unto heirs ; heirs of God, and jointjuftification of life. v. 19. For as heirs with Chrift: if so be we suffer by one mans disobedience many with him, that we may be also glowere made finners: so by the obe- rified together. dience of one, shall many be made 2 Thef. -2. 13. --God hath righteous.

from the beginning chosen you to f Gal. 2., 16. Knowing that a salvation, through sanctification of man is not justified by the works the Spirit, and the belief of the of the law, but by the faith of Je- truth. sus Christ, even we have believed Eph. 4. 23. And be renewed in in Jesus Christ; that we might be the spirit of your mind; v. 24. And justified by the faith of Christ, and that ye put on the new man, which not by the works of the law : for





more and more to die unto Sin, and live wito Righteousness!!

36. Quest. What are the Benefits which in this Life do accompany or flow from Juftification, Adoption, and San&tification ?

Answ. The Benefits which in this Life do accompany or flow from Justification, Adoption, and San&ification, are Assurance of God's Love, Peace of Conscience ", Joy in the Holy Ghost , Increase of Grace, and Perseverance therein to the End P.

37. Queft. What Benefit do Believers receive frame Chrift at Death?

Answ. The Souls of Believers are at their Death made perfe&t in Holiness, and do immediately into Glory', and their Bodies being still united to


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jaft is as the shining light, that shiRom, 6.4. Therefore we are bu- neth more and more unto the perried with him by baptism -unto feat day. death; that like as Christ was raised

P 1 John 5.13. These things have ap from the dead by the glory of 1 written unto you that believe on the Father, even fo we also fhould the name of the Son of God; that walk in newness of life. v. 6. Know- ye may know that


have eternal ing this, that our old man is cru- life, and that ye may believe on cified with him, that the body of the name of the son of God, i Pet. fin might be destroyed, that hence- 1. s. Who are kept by the power of forth we should not serve fin.

God through faith unro salvation, 36. m Rom. 5. 1. Therefore being ready to be revealed in the left time. justified by faith, we have peace 37. 1 Heb. 12.23. Tothegeneral with God through our Lord Jesus assembly and church of the fillChrist. v. 2. By whom also we have born which are written in heaven, access by faith into this grace where- and to God the judge of all, and in we ftand, and rejoice in hope of to the spirits of jux men, made the glory of God. v. s. And hope perfect, maketli not alhamed, because the r 2 Cor. 5.1. For we know, that love of God is shed abroad in our if our carrlily house of this taberhearts, by the holy Ghost which is nacle were dissolved, we have a

building of God, an house not made * Rom. 14.17. For the kingdom with hands, eternal in the heavens. of God is not meat and drink, but v.6. Therefore we are always como righteousness, and peace, and joy fident, knowing that whilft we are in the holy Ghost.

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38. Quest. What Benefits do Believers receive from ble Christ at the Resurrection?

Answ. At the Resurrection, Believers being rai:

fed up in Glory ", shall be openly acknowledged, clips and acquitted in the Day of Judgment, and made EsLa perfe&tly blessed, in full enjoying of God y to all of Eternity

39. Q. What is the Duty which God requireth of Man?

Answ. The Dury which God requireth of Man, is Obedience to his revealed Willa.

40. Quest, at home in the body, we are ab- unto him, Well done, good and fent from the Lord: 7.8. We are faithful fervant ; thou haft beer confident, 1 say, and willing ra- faithful over a few things, I will rather to be absent from the body, make thee ruler over many things: and to be present with the Lord. enter thou into the joy ofthy Lord. Phil. 1.23. For I am in a strait be- Marth, 10.32. Whosoever therefore twixt two, having a desire to de shall confess me before men, him part, and to be with Chrifts which will I confess also before my Father is far better. Luke 23.43. And Je- which is in heaven. sus laid unto him, Verily I say un y i John 3. 2. Beloved, now are to thee, To day shalt thou be with we the sons of God, and it doth me in paradise.

not yet appear what we shall be: ' . Thel. 4. 14. For if we believe but we know, that when he shall apthat Jesus died, and rose again,even pear, we shall be like him; for we so them also which sleep in Jesus Thall see him as he is. I Cor.13. 12. will God bring with him. For now, we see through a glass,

Isai, 57, 2. He shall enter into darkly; but then face to face: now peace : they shall rest in their beds, I know in part ; but then shall I each one walking in his uprightness. know even as also I am known.

" Job 19.26. And though after my 1 Thef. 4. 17. Then we which skin, worms destroy this body, yet are alive and remain, shall be caught in my felh shall I fee God: 0.27, up together with them in theclouds, Whom I shall see for my self, and to meet the Lord in the air : and mine eyes fhall behold, and not so shall we ever be with the Lord. anorher ; though my reins be con- v.18. Wherefore, comfort one an

other with these words. 38. W. I Cor. IS. 43. It is sown in 39. a Micah 6.8, He hath shewed dishonour, it is raised in glory: it thee, O man, what is good ; and is sown in weakness, it is raised in what doth the Lord require of thee, power.

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40. Quest. What did God at first reveal to Man for the Rule of bis Obedience ?

Answ, The Rule which God at first revealed to Man for his Obedience, was the Moral Law b. 41. Quest

, Where is the Moral Law summarily comprehended ?

Answ. The Moral Law issummarily comprehended in the Ten Commandments ..

42. Quest. What is the Sun of the Ten Commandments?

Answ. The Sum of the Ten Commandments is, To love the Lord our God, with all our Heart, with all our Soul, with all our Strength, and with all our Mind; and our Neighbour as our selves a.

43. Q.What is the Preface to the Ten Commandments? Answ. The Preface to the Ten Commandments is in these Words, I am the Loyd thy God which have brought thee out of the Land of Egypt, out of the House of Bondage

44. Qucft. What doth the Preface to the Ten Commandments teach us ?

Anfw. and to walk humbly with thy God that the man which doth those 1 Sam. 15. 22. And Samuel said, things, shall live by them. Wath the Lord as great delight in 41. ? Deut. 10. 4. And he wrote burnt-offering and sacrifices, as in on the tables, according to the first obeying the voice of the Lord ? Be- writing, the ten commandments, hold, to obey is better than sacri- which the Lord spake unto you in fice; and to brearken, than the fat the mount, out of the midst of the of rams,

fire, in the day of the assembly: b Rom. 2. 14. For when the and the Lord gave them unto me. Gentiles which have not the law, do 42. d Mat. 2 2. 37. Jesus said unby nature the things contained in to him, Thou shalt love the Lord the law, these having not the law, thy God with all thy heart, and with are a law unto themselves: v. Is. all thy soul, aud with all thy mind. Which fhew the work of the law writ- v. 38. This is the first and great ten in their hearts, their confciences comniandment. ¥. 39. And the also bearing witness, and their second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thoughts the mean while accusing thy neighbour as thy self. orelse excusing one another. Rom. On these two commandments hang io. s. For Mofes describeth the all the law and the prophets. righteousness which is of the law, 43. • Exod. 20. 2.

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Anfw. The Preface to the Ten Commandments teacheth us, That because God is the Lord, and oar God, and Redeemer; therefore we are bound: to keep all his Commandments f,

45. Quest. Which is tbe First Commandment ? is

Anfw. The First Commandment is, Thou shalt have no other Gods before me ..."

46. Q. What is required in the First Commandment ? :

Answ. The First Commandment requireth us to know, and acknowledge God to be the only true God, and our God , and to worship and glorify him accordingly.

47:Q. What is forbidden in the First Commandment?

Answ. The First Commandment forbiddeth the Denying", or not worshipping and glorifying the

true 44. f. Luke 1. 74. That he would with a. perfect hearts and with a grant unto us, that we being delive- willing mind: for the Lord searchred out of the hands of our enemies, eth all hearts, and understandeth all might serve him without fear, v. 15. the imaginations of the thoughts? In holiness and righteousoess before if thou leek him; he will be found him, all the days of our life. i Pet. 'of thee ; but if thou forsake him, 1. IS. But as he which hath called he will cast thee off for ever. Deut. you is holy, so be ye holy in all man- 26. 17. Thou hast avouched the ner of conversation; v. 16. Becaule Lord this day to be thy God, and it is written, Be ye holy, for I am and to walk in his way's, and to holy. v. 17. And if you call on keep his statutes, and his com the Father, who without respect of mandments, and his judgments, persons judgeth according to every and to hearken unto his voice. mans work, pass thetime of your fo · Matth. 4. 10. Then saith Jesus journing here in fear: v.18. Foras unto him, Get thee hence, Satan : much as ye know that ye were not for 1 is written, Thou shalt worship redeemed with corruptible things, the Lord thy God; and him only as silver and gold, from your vain halt thou sérve. Psalm 29. 2. Give converfation, received by tradition unto the Lord the glory due unto from your fathers; v. 19. But with his name ; worship the Lord in the the precious blood of Chrift,: as of beauty of holiness. a Lamb without blemish and with 47. k Psalm 14. 1.' The fool háth out spot.

faid in his heart, There'is no God. 43. 8. Exod. 20. 3.

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