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6. Dost thou not think that thou art bound to be

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mised for thee?

7. Yes

complete in all the will of God. Col. iv. 12. When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die. Ezek. xviii. 26. We are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end. Heb. iii. 14. That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life. Luke i. 74, 75.

6, 7. He that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved ; but he that believeth not, shall be damned.

Mark xvi. 16. Thou hast avouched the Lord lieve, and to this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways do, as they

and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice:

and the Lord hath avouched thee this day to be verily, and his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and by God's

. help that thou shouldest keep all his commandments ; And I hearti- that thou mayest be a holy people unto the Lord heavenly Fa- thy God. Deut. xxvi. 17, 18, 19. And he took ther, that he the book of the covenant, and read in the audience

of the people : and they said, All that the Lord tion, through

hath said will we do, and be obedient. Exod. Jesus Christ xxiv. 7. Ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we

shall live, and do this, or that. James iv. 15. It unto God to is God which worketh in you both to will and grace, that I to do of his good pleasure. Phil. ii. 13. Happy may continue

is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, unto my life's whose hope is in the Lord his God. Psal. cxlvi.

5. Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Eph. v. 20. Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling. 2 Tim. i. 9. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth : for I am God. Isa. xlv. 22. I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth. Rom. i. 16. The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men. Titus ii. 11. By the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, doth this man

me to this state of salva

And I pray

in the same

stand here before you whole. Neither is there salvation in any other : for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts iv. 10. 12. God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thess. v. 9. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit. Eph. vi. 18. In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Phil. iv. 6. Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving. Col. iv, 2. Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. John xvi. 23. If ye being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children ; how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him ? Luke xi. 13. The Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. 2 Thess. iii. 3. Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed. John viii. 31. Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Eph. iv. 30. Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Phil. i. 6.-Grace be with thee. Amen. 1 Tim. vi. 21. See also, Isa. lv. 1. Malt. xi. 28.—Luke xxiv. 47.John vii. 37.

CLXXXII. The Christian's Belief or Creed. 1. Rehearse the Articles of thy belief.

I Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth: And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried, He descended into Heil; The third day he rose again from the dead, He ascended into Heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Catholick Church : the Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body; And the Life everlasting. Amen.

Por Quotations illustrating the Creed, see No. CLXI. 2. What

2, 3. Gather the people together, men, and dost thou chiefly learn women, and children, and thy stranger that is within these Arti- in thy gates, that they may hear, and that they

Belief?

who hath

4. Second

cles of thy may learn, and fear the Lord your God. Deut. xxxi.

12. At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank 3. First, I thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because lieve in God thou hast hid these things from the wise and pru. the Father, dent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Matt. !nade me, and xi. 25. He that cometh to God must believe that Jl the world. he is. Heb. xi. 6. O Lord, thou art our Father ;

we are the clay, and thou our potter ; and we all are the work of thy hand. Isa. lxiv. 8. Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is. Acts iv. 24. To us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things. 1 Cor. viii. 6.

4. We have seen and do testify that the Father ly, in God the Son, who

sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 1 John hath redeem. iv. 14. And we know that the Son of God is come, all mankind. and hath given us an understanding, that we may

know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 1 John v. 20. I and my Father are one. John x. 30. Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness; God was manifest in the flesh. 1 Tim. iii, 16. John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John i. 29. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us. Gal. iii. 13. Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation. Rev. v. 9. If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous : and he is the Propitiation for our sins : and not for ours only, but also for

the sins of the whole world. 1 John ï. 1, 2. 5. Thirdly,

5. He saw the Spirit of God descending like a Holy Ghost,

dove, and lighting upon him. Matt. iii. 16. Peter who sanctifi- said, Ananias, Why hath Satan filled thine heart to all the elect lie to the Holy Ghost ? Why hast thou conceived people of God. this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto

men, but unto God. Acts v. 3. 4. Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience. 1 Pet.

In God the

i. 2. We are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. 2 Thess. ii. 13. That the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost. Rom. xv. 16.

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CLXXXIII. A Summary of Christian Duties.

1. And God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of

the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. dia promise Exod. xx. 1, 2.

And the Lord spake unto you for you, that out of the midst of the fire, and he declared unto keep God's you his covenant, which he commanded you to per

form, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone. Deut. iv. 12, 13.

2, 3. And he gave unto Moses, when he had Ten. made an end of communing with him upon mount Which be Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, writthey!

ten with the finger of God. Exod. xxxi. 18. He The same wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, spake in the the ten commandments. Exod. xxxiv. 28. The twentieth weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and chapter of Exodus. faith. Matt. xxiii. 23. Jesus said unto him, Thou 2. What

shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, dost thou

and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This chiefly learn by these is the first and great commandment. And the Command

second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighments ?

bour as thyself. On these two commandments hang 3. I learn two things :

all the Law and the Prophets. Matt. xxii. 37 to my duty

40. Continue thou in the things which thou hast towards God, and my duty learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom towards my thou hast learned them. 2 Tim. iii. 14. Deighbour.

The Christian's Duty lovards God.

4, 5. As they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and towards God? said, Hear me, 0 Judah, and ye inhabitants of Je

rusalem : Believe in the Lord your God, so shall 5. My duty towards God, ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall w to beliere ye prosper. 2 Chron. xx. 20. Without faith it is

4. What is

to love him

honour his

in him, to impossible to please him ; for he that cometh to fear him, and God must believe that he is. Heb. xi. 6. Ye with all my, believe in God, believe also in me. John xiv. 1. mymind, with Holding faith, and a good conscience : which some all my soul having put away concerning faith have made shipmy strength; wreck. 1 Tim. i. 19. If ye believe not that I am to worship him, to give

he, ye shall die in your sins. John viii. 24. If him thanks, we believe not, yet God abideth faithful : he canwhole trust not deny himself. 2 Tim. ii. 13. Now, Israel, in him, to call what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but upon him, to

to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, holy Name and his

and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with Word ; and all thy heart, and with all thy soul. Deul. x. 12. I truly all the will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, days of my which after he hath killed hath power to cast into life.

hell : yea, I say unto you, Fear him. Luke xü. 5. So did not I, because of the fear of God. Neh. v. 15. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and godly fear. Heb. xii. 28. Take diligent heed to love the Lord your God, and to keep his commandments, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul. Joshua xxii. 5. And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind. Luke x. 27. This is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. I John v. 3. If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maran-atha. I Cor. xvi. 22. My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways. Prov. xxiii. 26.

The Lord, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship. 2 Kings xvii. 36. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan : for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Matt. iv. 10. The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth : for the Father seeketh such to worship him. John iv. 23. Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psal. xxix. 2. If any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth

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