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cat. 180. Works of mercy are to be done, even on the Lord's day, con. xxi. 8. cat. 117. Merit. No merit in good works, for pardon of fin or eternal life: And why, con. xvi. 5. Nor can we merit the outward bleffings of this life, cat. 193. But we are to trust in the merits of Christ, cat. 174. Who appearing in the merit of his obedience and facrifice, maketh interceffion for his people,
cat. 55. Meffiah. The elect under the Old Teftament, believed in the promifed Meffiah, by whom they had full remiffion of fins, and eternal falvation, con, vii. 5. viii. 6. cat. 34.
The Miniftry given by Chrift to the vifible church, con. xxv. 3. The maintenance thereof, a duty, cat. 108. A minister of the gospel is one fufficiently gifted, and alfo duly approved and lawfully called and ordained to that office, con. xxvii. 4. xxviii. 2. cat. 158. By fuch only the word is to be read publicly and preached, and the facraments difpenfed, con. xxvii. 4. xxviii. 2. cat. 156, 158, 159, 169. Moral law. See law. Mortification. The regenerate have the corruption of nature mortified through Christ, con. vi. 5. And the feveral lufts of the body of fin, con. xiii. I. Believers draw ftrength from the death and refurrection of Chrift for the morti, fying of fin, cat. 167.
HE name of Chrift. That prayer be accepted, it is to be made in the name of Christ, con. xxi. 3. cat. 178. What it is to pray in the name of Christ, cat. 480. Why prayer is to be made in his name, cat. 181.
The name of God is only that by
which men ought to fwear, and therein it is to be used with all holy fear and reverence, con. xxii.
How the name of God ought to be used, and how it is profaned, cat. 112, 113, 114, 190. Nature. See corruption, original fin, light of nature.
The two Natures of Chrift. See
Chrift, incarnation, perfonal union. The New Teftament in Greek is that to which the church is finally to appeal in controverfies of religion, con. i. 8. The adminiftration of the covenant of grace under the gospel, is called the New Teftament, con. vii. 6. Neighbour. See charity, love. Niggardlinefs, finful, cat. 142.
Oath, what it is, con. xxii. 1. It is a part of religious worfhip, ib. The name of God is that
by which men ought only to fwear,
con. xxii. 2. cat. 108. Vain or rafh fwearing by his name is to be abhorred, con. xxii. 2. cat. 113. Yet, in matters of weight and moment, an oath is warrantable under the New Testament, con. xxii. A lawful oath impofed by lawful authority, ought to be taken, ib. It is a fin to refuse it, con. xxii. 3. A man must swear nothing but what he is fully perfuaded is truth; neither may he bind himself by oath to any thing, but what he believes to be juít and good, and what he is able to perform, ib. An oath is to be taken in the plain and common fenfe of the words; and, in things not finful, it binds to performance, though to a man's own hurt, or made to heretics, con. xxii. 4. cat. 113. But it cannot oblige to fin, ib.
Obedience is due to Ged in whatfo-
The Ordinances of God given by
182. The neglect, contempt, or oppofing them, finful, cat. 109. Original corruption. See corruption. Original fin. See fin.
Proteftants fhould not
marry with Papists, con. xxiv. 3.
nances by which the covenant of
Peace of confcience. See conscience. Pedo-Baptifm. See infants. Perfeverance of faints. They whom God hath accepted in Chrift can never totally or finally fall away from the estate of grace, con. xvii. 1. cat. 77, 79. Upon what their perfeverance depends, con. xvii. 2. cat. 79. How far they may fall, con. vi. 5. xi. 5. xiii. 2. xvii. 4. xviii. 4. cat. 78 They are always kept from utter defpair, con. xviii. 4. cat. 81. How they are recovered when they fall under God's father. ly difpleasure, con. xi. 5. xiii. 3. Three Persons in the Godhead distinguished by perfonal properties, con. ii. 3. cat. 6, 10. The equality of the perfons proved, cat. 11. The perfonal union of the two natures in Chrift, con. viii. 2. cat. 36, 37. By reafon of this union, the proper works of each nature are accepted of God, and relied on by believers as the work of the whole perfon, con. viii. 7. cat. 40. Phyfic to be ufed moderately,cat.135. Lafcivious Pictures difcharged,c.139. Polygamy unlawful, con. xxiv. 1.
cat. 139. The Pope has no power or jurifdiction over civil magiftrates, or their people, con. xxiii. 4. He is in no fenfe
fenfe head of the Church, but is Antichrift, con. xxv. 6. Powers ecclefiaftical or civil, not to be oppofed upon pretence of Chriftian liberty, con. xx. 4. Power of the keys. See keys. Praises to be joined with prayer, cat. 196.
The Praife of any good, we either are, have, or can do, not to be afcribed to fortune, idols, ourfelves or any other creature, cat. 105. Prayer, what, cat. 178. The duty of all men, con. xxi. 3. To be made to God only, and why, con. xxi. 2. cat. 179. That it may be accepted, it is to be made in the name of Christ, by the help of the Spirit, con. xxi. 3. cat. 178. What it is to pray in the name of Chrift, cat. 180. Why prayer is to be made in his name, cat. 181. How the Spirit helps to pray, cat. 182. How prayer is to be made, con. xxi. 3. cat. 185. For what and for whom we are to pray, con. xii. 4. Cat. 183, 184. Prayer not to be made for the dead, nor for thofe of whom it may be known that they have finned the fin unto death, ib. Prayer, now under the gospel, is not made more acceptable by any place in which it is performed, nor towards which it is directed, con. xxi. 6. The rule of prayer, cat. 186
The Lord's Prayer, how to be used, cat. 187. It is explained in the catechifm from quef. 188 to the end. Preaching of the word, is a part of the ordinary religious worship of God, con. xxi. 5 And one of the ordinances in which the covenant of grace is administered under the New Teftament, con. vii 6. cat. 35. None are to preach the word but minifters of the gospel, cat. 158. How they are to preach, Cat. 159. How the preaching of
the word is made effectual to falvation, cat. 155. Predeftination, con. iii. 3, 4. cat. 13. The doctrine of predeflination how to be handled, and what use to be made of it, con. iii. 8. Preparation required to the hearing of the word, cat. 160. What preparation requifite to the Sabbath, cat. 117. What to the Lord's fupper, cat. 171. Prefcience. See foreknowledge. Prieftly office of Christ, how executed, cat. 44.
Private worship in families, daily, a
duty, con. xxi. 6. cat. 156. Priviledges of the invifible church and of the vifible. See church. Prodigality, a fin, cat. 142. The profeffion of the gospel is adorned by good works, con. xix. 2. And ought to be attended with a converfation in holiness and righteoufnefs, cat. 112, 167. Property in goods and poffeffions not
infringed by the communion of faints, con. xxvi. 3. Prophecies. The covenant of grace administered by prophecies under the law, con. vii. 5. cat. 34. The prophetical office of Chrift, how
executed, cat. 43. Propitiation. Chrift's one only facrifice the alone propitiation for all the fins of the elect, con. xxix. 2. Proteftants should not marry with
Papifts, con xxiv. 4. Providence, is God's most holy, wife, and powerful preferving, directing, difpofing, and governing all his creatures and all their actions; according to his infallible foreknowledge, and immutable decree; to the glory of his wifdom, power, juftice, goodness, and mercy, con. v. I. cat. 18. Events are ordered according to the nature of fecond causes, con. iii. 1. v. 2. God in his ordinary providence maketh ufe of mean's,
means, yet is free to work without, above, and against them at his pleasure, con. v. 3. How providence is exercifed about fin, con. V. 4. See fin. The actual influence of the Holy Spirit is required to do good works, con. xix. 3. God's providence towards angels, cat. 16. Toward man when created, cat. zo. God's providence is in a most special manner over his church, con.v. 7. cat. 43, 45, 63. Public worship not to be neglected,
con. xxi. 6.
Punishment. See fin. Purgatory, the fcripture acknowledgeth no fuch place, con. xxxii. 2. Q Uarrelling at God's decrees and providences, cat. 113. Quarrelling, and provoking words,
finful, cat. 136.
Questions that are curious or unprofitable are to be avoided,cat. 113.
the a part of
religious worship, con. xxi. 5. How made effectual to falvation, cat. 155.
It is the duty of all to read them apart by themselves, and with their families, con. i. 8. cat. 159. How the word of God is to be read, con. xxi. 5. cat. 157. Rebellion, a fin, cat. 128. Reconciliation with God purchafed
by Chrift's facrifice of himself, con. viii. 5. cat. 44. Recreations to be moderately ufed, cat. 135, 136. But not on the Lord's day, con. xxi. 8. cat. 119. Redemption,how purchased by Chrift,
Regeneration. See effectual calling. The regenerate are all freely juftified, con. xi. I. See juftification. And fanctified, con. xiii. 1. See fanctification. The corruption of nature remains in them, and all the motions of it are fin, con. ix. 5. But it is pardoned and mortified through Chrift, ib. The ufe of the moral law to them, con. xix. 6. cat. 97. Repentance, what, con. xv. 2. cat. 75. Although it be no fatisfaction for fin, nor caufe of pardon, yet no pardon without it, con. XV. 3. cat. 153. Nor condemnation where it is, con. xv. 4, 9. It is every man's duty to endeavour to repent particularly of his particular fins, con. xv. 5. The doctrine of repentance to be preached by every minifter, as well as that of faith in Chrift, con. xv. 1. Repentance to be declared to thofe that are offended, who are thereupon to be reconciled, con,xv. 6. Reprobation, con. iii. 7. cat. 3. Refurrection of Christ, con. viii. 4. cat. 52. The effect of his own power, cat. 52. It is a proof of his being the Son of God, and of his fatisfaction to divine juftice, &c. ib. It is an affurance to believers of their refurrection, ib. They have fellowship with him in his refurrection, con. xxvi. 1. He rofe again for their juftification, con. xi. 4. cat. 52. And through
con. viii. 5. cat. 38, 39, 40. For all the elect, and them only, con. iii. 6. To whom it is certainly applied, con. viii. 8. cat. 59. Although it was not actually wrought by Chrift till after his incarnation; yet the virtue, efficacy and benefits of it were communi
the virtue of his death and refurrection they are fanctified con. xiii. 1. cat. 75. They draw ftrength from his death and refurrection for the mortifying of fin, and quickening of grace, cat. 52, 167. The refurrection of the dead, of the
cated to the elect in all ages fucceffively from the beginning of the world, con. viii. 6. How it is applied to them, con. viii. 8. cat. 58, 59.
just and unjust, con. xxxii. 2, 3.
Revelation. The divers ways of God's
revealing his will, con. i. 1. Rybrecufnefs. Man was created righteous after the image of God, con. iv.2. cat. 17. But by fin he fell from that original righteoufnels, coo. vi. 2. cat. 25. And fince the fall no man can attain to righteoufnefs by the moral law, cat. 64. Nor by having righteousness infufed into them, con. xi. 1. cat. 70. But thofe whom God effectually calleth, he accepteth and accounteth as righteous, by imputing the obedience and fatisfaction of Christ to them, they receiving and refting on him and his righteousness by faith, ib. See faith, imputation, juftification. Why the righteous are not delivered from death, cat. 85. Their state immediately after death, con. xxxii. 1. cat. 86. At the refurrection and day of judgment, con. xxxii. 3. xxxiii. 2. cat. 87,90. S Abbath. By the law of nature, a due proportion of time ought to be fet apart for the worship of God, con. xxi. 7. God hath in his word, by a pofitive and perpetual commandment, binding all men in all ages, appointed one day in feven for a Sabbath to be kept holy to himself, con. xxi. 7. cat. 20. 116. Which was the last day of the week from the beginning of the world to the refurrection of Christ, and the first day ever fince, and fo to continue to the end of the world, con, xxi. 7. cat. 116. How the Sabbath is to be fanctified, con. xxi. 8 cat. 117. How it is profaned, cat. 116. Why we are commanded to remember it, cat. 121. The Lord's day is a memorialof our creation and redemption, which contain a fhort abridgment
of religion, ib. What are the reafons annexed to the fourth command the more to enforce it, cat. 120. Why the charge of keeping the Sabbath is directed to governors of families, and other faperiors, cat. 118.
facrament. The inftitation, nature, and ends of it, con. xxvii. I cat. 162. The parts of a facrament con. xxvii. 2. cat. 193. There are only two facraments inftituted by Christ, con. xxvii. 4. cat. 164. Which are only to be difpenfed by ministers of the word lawfully ordained, con. xxvii. 4. How they are made effectual to falvation, con. xxvii. 3. cat. 161. The facraments of the Old Teftament were the fame for fubftance with those of the New, con. xxvii. 5. Wherein the facraments of baptifm and of the Lord's fupper agree, cat.176. Wherein they differ, cat. 177. Sacrifice. The Covenant of grace was administered under the law by facrifices, con. vii. 5. viii. 6. cat. 34. Which fignified Chrift to come, ib. Who hath fully fatisfied the juftice of his Father, in his once offering himself a facri, fice without fpot to God, con. viii.
5. cat. 44. There is no real facrifice made for fin in the Lord's fupper, con. xxix. 2. That fa crament being inftituted for the perpetual remembrance of Chrift's one only facrifice in his death, con. xxix. 1. cat. 168. To which the mass is most abominably injurious, con. xxix. 2.
Saints. See believers, communion. They are not to be worshipped, con, xxi. cat. 105.
Șalvation, not to be attained by men who do not profefs the Chriftian religion, be they never fo diligent to live up to the light of nature, or the law of that religion which they profefs, con. X. 4. cat, 60,