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world and all things therein for himself, within the space of six days, and all very good a.
Q. 16. How did God create angels?
A. God created all the angels b spirits c, immortal d, holy e, excelling in knowledge f, mighty in power g, to execute his commandments, and to praise his name h, yet subject to change i.
Q. 17. How did God create man?
A. After God had made all other creatures, he created man male and female k; formed the body of the man of the dust of . the ground I, and the woman of the rib of the man m; endued
151 a (Gen. i. chapter.) Heb, xi. therefore the Lord thy God will be 3. Thro' faith we understand that with thee, Mat. xxiv. 36. But of the worlds were framed by the word "that day and hour knoweth no man, of God, fo that things which are no not the angels of heaven, but my seen were pot made of things which Father only. appear. Prov. xvi. 4. The Lord g 2 Theff
. i. 7. Add to you who hath made all things for "bímself; are troubled, rest with us, when the yea, even the wicked for the day of Lord Jesus shall be revealed from evil.
heaven, with his mighty angels 16. b Col. i. 16. For by him were 6 Psal. ciii, 20, Bless the Lord, all things created that are in heaven, ye his angels, that excel in strength, and that are in earth, visible and in that do his commandments, hearkvisible, whether they be thrones, orening into the voice of his word. v. dominions, or principalities,' or pow. 21. Bless ye the Lord, all ye his ers: all things were created by him, hoft, ye ministers of his that do his and for him.
pleasure. c Pfal. civ. 4. Who maketh *his i 2 Pet, ïi. 4. For if God fpared angels spirits : his ministers a flam- not the angels that fioned, but caft ing fire.
them down to hell, and delivered Mat:xxi. 30. For in the refur. them into chains of darkness, to be rection they neither marry, nor are reserved unto judgment, given in marriage ; but are as the 17.k Gen. i. 27. So God created angels of God in heaven.
man in his own image, in the image & Mat, xxv. 31. When the Son of 'of God created he him :' male and man thall come in his glory, and all female created he theni. the holy angels with him, then thall | Gen. ii. 7. And the Lord God he fit upon the throne of his formed man of the dust of the glory,
ground, and breathed into his nof1 2 Sam. xiv. 17. Then thine hand- trils the breath of life. maid said, The word of iny lord the in Gen. iii 22. Aod the rib, which king fhall now be comfortable: for the Lord God had taken from man, as an angel of God, so is my lord made he a woman, and brought her the king to discera good and bad : unto the man.
them with living, reasonable, and immortal fouls n; made them after his own image o, in knowledge p, righteousness and holiness q, having the law of God written in their hearts r, and power to fulfil its, with dominion over the creatures t, yer subject to fall v.
Q. 18. What are God's works of providence?
A. God's works of providence are his most holy w, wise x, and powerful preserving y, and governing all his crea
tures; r. Gen. ji. 7. And the Lord God bearing witness, and their thoughts formed man of the dust of the the mean while accusing, or else exground, and breathed into his no: cusing one another. ftrils the breath of life : and man fEccl. vü. 29. Lo, this only have became a living Toul. Compared I found, that God hath made man with Job xxxv. 11. Who teacheth upright, but they have fought out us more than the beasts of the earth, many inventions. and maketh us wiser than the fowls * Gen, i. 28. And God bleffed of heaven. And with Eccl. xii. 7. them, and God said unto them, Be Then shall the dust return to the fruitful and multiply, and replenish earth as it was ; and the spirit shall the earth, and subdue it: and have return unto God who gave it. And doininion over the fish of the sea, with Mar. X. 28. And fear not them and over the fowl of the air, and who can kill the body, but are not over every living thing that moveth able to kill the foul : but rather feat upon the earth. him who is able to deftroy both foul v Gen. iii. 6. And when the woand bodey in hell. And with Luke man saw that the tree was good for xxii. 43, And Jesus said unto him, food, and that it was pleasant to the Verily I say unto thee, Today shale eyes, and a tree to be desired to thoy be with me in paradise. make one wise ; the took of the fruit
o Gen, i. 27, Sò God created man thereof, and did eat, and gave allo in his own image, in the image of unto her husbaod with her, and he God created he him: male and fe. did eat. Eccl. vii. 29. Lu, this only male created he them.
have I found, that God hath made p Col.iii. 10. And have put on the man upright, but they have fought new man, who is renewed in know- out many inventions. ledge, after the image of him that 18. w Psal, cxlv. 17. The Lord is created him.
righteous in all his ways, and holy Eph.iv. 24. And that ye put on the in all his works. new man, who after God is created in * Psal. civ. 24. O Lord, how marighteousness, and true holiness. nifold are thy works! in wisdom halt
Rom, ii, 14. For when the Gen. thou made them all;: the earth is tiles who have not the law, do by full of thy riches. lsa. xxviii, 296 nature the things contained in the This also cometh from the Lord of law, these having not the law, are hosts, who is wonderful in counsel, a law unto themselves : v. 15. Who and excellent in working. Thew the work of the law written in y Heb. i. 3, Who being the brighttheir hearts, their conscience allo Aess of his glory, and express image
tures z; ordering them, and all their actions a, to his own glory b. Q.19. What is God's providence towards the angels:
A. God by his providence perinitted some of the angels, wils fully and irrecoverably, to fall into fin and damnation c, limit ing and ordering that and all their sins to his own glory d; and established the rest in holiness and happinesse; employing them
very hairs of
of his person, and upholding all ii. 16. For verily he took not on him things by the word of his power, the nature of angels : but he took when he had by himself purged our on hiin the seed of Abraham. John fins, sat down on the right hand of viii. 44. Ye are of your father the the Majesty on high,
devil, and the lusts of your father z Psal. ciii. 19. The Lord hath ye will do: he was a murderer from prepareci his throne in the heavens: the beginning, and abode not in the and his kingdom ruleth over all. truth, because there is no truth in
a Mat. X. 29. Are not two spare him. When he speaketh a lie, he rows sold for a farthing ? and one speaketh of his own : for he is a liar, of then, shall not fall to the ground and the father of it. without your father, v. 30. But the d Job i. 12, And the Lord said
your head are all oum. unto Satan, behold, all that he hath bred. v. 31. T'ear ye not therefore, is in thy power, only upon himself ye are of more value than many put not forth thine hand. So Satan sparrows. Gen. xlv. 7. And God went forth from the presence of the fent him before you to preserve you Lord. Mat, viii. 31. Su the devils a pofterity in the earth, and to save befought him, faying, if thoa cart your lives by a great deliverance. us out, suffer us to go away into the
6 Rom. xi. 36. For of him, and herd of swine. through bini, and to him, are all ei Tim. v. 21. I charge thee things; to whom be glory for ever. before cod and the Lord Jesus Amen. Isa. dxiii, 14. As a beast go. Christ, and the elect angels, that eth down into the valley, the Spirit thou observe these things withour of the Lord causeth him to rest: so preferring one before another, dodidit thou lead thy people, to make ing nothing by partiality. Mark thyfelf a glorious name.
viii. 38. Whosoever therefore shall 19. C Jude 6. And the angels who be alhamed of me, and of my kept not their first estate, but left words, in this adulterous and lieful their own habitation, he hath re. generation, of him also shall the Son served in everlasting chains under of inan be ashamed when he cometh darkness, unto the judgment of the in the glory of his father, with the great day. 2 Pet. ii. 4. For if God holy angels. Heb. xii. 22. But ye fpared not the angels that sinned, are come unto mount Sion, and unbut cast them down to hell, and de- to the city of the living God, the livered them into chains of darkness, heavenly jerusalem, and to an inqö le reserved unto judgment, Heb. numerable company of angels.
allef, at his pleasure, in the administrations of his power, mercy, and justice g.
Q. 20. What was the providence of God toward man in the eftate in which he was created?
A. The providence of God toward man in the estate in which he was created, was, The placing him in paradise, appointing him to dress it, giving hiin liberty to eat of the fruit of the earth , putting the creatures under his dominion i, and ordaining marriage for his help k; affording him commu nion with himself I, instituting the Sabbath m, entring into a
Plal. civ. 4. Who maketh his I Gen, i. 26. Aad God said, Let angels spirits : his ministers a flam- us make man in our image, after our ing fire.
likeness : and let them have domi. g 2 Kings xix. 35. And it came to nion over the fish of the fca, and pals that nigbe, that the angel of over the fowl of the air, and over the Lord went out and smote in the the cattle, and over all the earth, camp of the Assyrians, an huodred and over every creeping thing that fourscore and five thousand: and creepeth upon the carth. 6. 27. Sa when tbey arose early in the inorn- God created man in his own image, ing, behold, they were all dead in the image of God created he him: corpses. Heb. i. 14. Are they not male and female created he them. all ministring Spirits, feot forth to v. 28. And God blessed them, and minister for them who shall be heirs God said unto them, Be fruitful and of salvation ?
multiply, and replenish the earth, 20. h Gen. u. 8. And the Lord and subdye it: and have dominion God planted a garden east-ward in over the fish of the sea, and over the Edep: and there he put the man
fowl of the air, and over every liv. whom he had formed. No 15. And ing thing that moveth upon the the Lord God took the man, and earth. v. 29. And God said, Behold put him into the garden of Eden, I liave given you every herb bearing to dress it and keep it. v. 16. And seed, which is upon the face of all the Lord God commanded the man, the earth, and every tree, in the saying, of every tree of the garden which is the fruit of a tree yielding thou mayelt freely cat.
seed: to you it Mall be for meat. ¿Gen, i. 28. and God blessed them, Gen. iii, 8, And they heard the voice and God said unto them, Be fruit of the Lord God walking in the garful and multiply, and replenish the den in the cool of the day: And Aearth, and subdue it: and have do- dam aod his wife hid then selves minion over the fish of the lea, and from the presence of the Lord God over the fowl of the air, and over amongst the trees of the garden, every living thing that moveth upon ml Gen. ii. 3. And God bleted the the earth.
seventh day, and sanctified it: be& Gen. ü, 18. And the Lord God caule that on it he had reited from said, it is not good that the man all his work, which God had created
Thould be alone; I will make him and made, an help meet for him.
covenant of life with him, upon condition of personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience n, of which the tree of life was a pledge 0; and forbidding to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, upon the pain of death p.
Q.-21. Did man continue in that estate wherein God at first created him?
A. Our first parents being left to the freedom of their own will, through the temptation of Satan; tranfgreffed the commandment of God, in eating the forbidden fruit, and thereby fell from the estate of innocency wherein they were created q.
Q. 22. Did all mankind fall in that first transgreffion?
A. The covenant being made with Adam, as a public per* son, not for himself only, but for his posterity; all mankind
descending from him by ordinary generation'r, linned in him; and fell with him in that first transgression s.
n1 Gal. iii. 12. And the law is not themsefves aproos, v. 8. And they of faith : but, The man that doth heard the voice of the Lord God them fha! live in them. Róm, x. 5. walking in the garden in the cool of For Moses describeth the righteous. the day: and Adam and his wife hid ness which is of the law, That the themselves from the prefence of the man that doth these things hall live Lord God amongst the trees of the by them.
garden. V. 13. And the Lord God Gen. ii. 9. And out of the ground said unto the womaa, What is this made the Lord God to grow every that thou hast doneAnd the wotree that is pleasant to the fight, and man said, The ferpent beguiled me, good for food : the tree of life also and I did ear. Eccl, vii. 29. Lo, this in the midst of the garden, and the only have I found, that God made tree of knowledge of good and evil. man upright: but they have sought p Gen. ii. 17. But of the tree of
out many inventions. 2 Cor. xi. 3. the knowledge of good and evil, But I fear left by any means, as the thou shalt not eat of it: for in the serpent beguiled Eve through his day that thou eatest thereof thou fubtilty, fo your min's should be shalt surely die.
corrupted from the fimplicity that 21. Gen. iii. 6. And when the is in Chrift. woman saw that the tree was good 22.• Alls xvii 26. and harli made for food, and that it was pleasant to of one blood all nations of men, for the eyes, and a tree to be defired to to dwell on all the face of the earth: make one wise; the took of the fruit and hath determined the times biethereof, and did eat, and gave also fore appointed, and the bounds of unto her husband with her, and he their habitation.
V.7. And the eyes of them x j Gen, ii. 16. And the Lord God both were opened, and they knew commanded the man, saying, Ofethat they were naked : and they very tree of the garden thou mayest kewed fig leapes together, and made freely cas: v. 17. But of the tree of