THE LAMBS of CHRIST Fed with the Sincere Milk of the WORD. In a SHORT Scripture-Catechism.

By the Author of CHRISTIANITY in SHORT.

Joh. XXI. 15. Lovest thou me?—Feed my Lambs.
1 Pet. II. 2. As new-born babes desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.

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A SHORT Scripture-Catechism.

Quest. IS not Religion, or the Fear of GOD, your whole duty?

Answ. Yes. To fear GOD, and keep his Commandments, is the whole duty of man, Eccl. XII. 13.

Q. Can you fear GOD, if you be­lieve not first that there is a GOD?

A. No. I must first believe that GOD is, Heb. XI. 6.

Q. Do you mean by GOD, the Maker of all things?

A. Yes. He that built all things, is GOD, Heb. III. 4.

Q. Do you know by the things that are made, that there is a GOD?

A. Yes. By the things that are made [Page 2] may be known his eternal Power and God­head, Rom. I. 20.

Q. Do not you know there is a GOD by his Word?

A. Yes. GOD, who at sundry times, and in divers manners, spake in time past unto the Fathers by the Prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his SON, Heb. I. 1.

Q. Hath GOD a Body, or is he a pure Spirit?

A. GOD is a Spirit. John IV. 4.

Q. Hath a Spirit flesh and bones?

A. No. A Spirit hath not flesh and bones, Luke XXIV. 34.

Q. Can GOD then be seen?

A. No. He is invisible, whom no man hath seen, nor can see, 1 Tim. I. 17. 1 John IV. 12.

Q. Is GOD the fountain of life?

A. Yes. With him is the fountain of life, Psal. XXXVI. 9.

Q. Hath GOD beginning or end­ing?

A. No. He is eternal, from everlasting [Page 3] to everlasting he is GOD, Deut. XXXIII. 27. Psal. XC. 2.

Q. Is GOD mutable? Can he change?

A. No. He changeth not, nor is there with him any shadow of turning, Mal. III. 6. Jam. I. 17.

Q. Is GOD every where?

A. Yes. He filleth Heaven and Earth, we cannot fly from his presence, Jer. XXIII. 24. Psal. CXXXIX. 7.

Q. Is he Almighty?

A. Yes. He is the LORD GOD Almighty, he can do every thing, Gen. XVII. 1. Job XLII. 2.

Q. Doth GOD know all things?

A. Yes. He knoweth all things, his un­derstanding is infinite, John XXI. 17. Psal. CXLVII. 5.

Q. Is he a GOD of wisdom?

A. Yes. He is the only wise God, wis­dom is his, 1 Tim. I. 17. Dan. II. 20.

Q. Is GOD perfectly Good?

A. Yes. There is none good but one, that is GOD: he is good to all, and his [Page 4] Goodness endureth continually, Matt. XIX. 17. Psal. CXIX. 9. LII. 1.

Q. Is GOD most Holy?

A. Yes. There is none holy as the LORD, glorious in holiness, 1 Sam. II. 2. Exod. XV. 11.

Q. Is he most true and faithful?

A. Yes. He is the LORD GOD of truth, the faithful GOD, Psal. XXXI. 5. Deut. VII. 9. Tit. I. 2.

Q. Is he most just and righteous?

A. Yes. GOD is most upright, just and right is he, Isa. XXVI. 7. Deutr. XXXII. 4.

Q. Is he a merciful GOD?

A. Yes. His mercy endureth for ever, Psal. CXXXVI. 1.

Q. Is he most loving?

A. Yes. GOD is love, 1 Joh. IV. 8.

Q. Is there any more than One GOD?

A. No. There is none other GOD but One, 1 Cor. IV. 8.

Q. Are not the FATHER, SON, and HOLY GHOST three GODS?

[Page 5] A. No. They are three, but these three are One, 1 Joh. V. 7.

Q. Did GOD make Heaven and Earth?

A. Yes. GOD made the world, and all things therein, Act. XVII. 24.

Q. Did he make any thing evil?

A. No. All that GOD made, was very good, Gen. I. 31.

Q. Doth GOD preserve all things?

A. Yes. He giveth to all life, and breath, and all things, Act. XVII. 25.

Q. Doth he still rule and order all things?

A. Yes. His Kingdom ruleth over all, Psal. CIII. 19.

Q. Doth he take care of all things?

A. Yes. Not a sparrow falleth to the ground without him, Matt. X. 29.

Q. Did GOD make nothing, but what is seen?

A. Yes. He created all things visible and invisible, Col. I. 16.

Q. Made he any Spirits called An­gels?

[Page 6] A. Yes. GOD maketh his Angels Spi­rits, Heb. I. 7, 14.

Q. Did some of them become evil Angels, called Devils?

A. Yes. Some of them sinned, and are evil Angels and Devils, whom GOD cast down to Hell, 2 Pet. II. 4. Ps. LXXXVIII. 49. Mar. I. 24.

Q. Is there not a Prince, or chief of Devils?

A. Yes. Beelzebub the Prince of Devils, called the Dragon, the old Serpent, the Devil, and Sathan, Matth. XII. 24. Rev. XII. 9.

Q. Who was the first Man?

A. The first man was Adam, 1 Cor. XV. 45.

Q. Did GOD make Adam?

A. Yes. The LORD GOD for­med man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul, Gen. II. 2.

Q. Who was the first Woman?

A. The first woman was Eve, the mo­ther of all living, Gen. III. 20.

[Page 7] Q. Did GOD make Eve?

A. Yes. The LORD caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he took one of his ribs, and made it a woman, and brought her unto the man, Gen. II. 21, 22.

Q. Hath not man a Soul or Spirit, as well as a Body?

A. Yes. For we are to glorify GOD both in our body, and in our spirit, 1 Cor. VI. 20.

Q. Did GOD make man in his own Image?

A. Yes. In his own image created he him, Gen. I. 27.

Q. Do you mean, that he made him holy and good?

A. Yes. GOD made man upright, in righteousness and true holiness, Eccl. VII. 29. Col. III. 10. Eph. IV. 24.

Q. Did GOD place the man in a Garden?

A. Yes. He put the man into the Gar­den of Eden, Gen. II 15.

Q. Did GOD forbid him to eat of any Tree there?

[Page 8] A. Yes. GOD commanded the man, saying, Of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die, Gen. II. 16, 17.

Q. Did Adam eat of that Tree?

A. Yes. The Serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, and she did eat; and gave also to her husband with her, and he did eat. So by one man sin entered into the world, 2 Cor. XI. 3. Gen. III. 6, 13. Rom. V. 12.

Q. Is sin the breaking of GOD's Commandments?

A. Yes. Sin is the transgression of the law, 1 John III. 4.

Q. What is the punishment of sin? Is it death?

A. Yes. The wages of sin is death, Rom. VI. 23. Gen. II. 17.

Q. Should not man have died if he had not sinned?

A. No. Death enter'd into the World by sin, Rom. V. 12.

[Page 9] Q. Did Adam's sin bring death on us all?

A. Yes. In Adam all die, 1 Cor. XV. 22.

Q. Have we all sinned in Adam?

A. Yes. By one man's disobedience ma­ny are made sinners; and death hath pas­sed upon all men, for that all have sinned, Rom. V. 12, 19.

Q. Are we all under the condem­nation of death?

A. Yes. Judgment is come upon all men to condemnation, Rom. V. 18.

Q. Is this death an everlasting death?

A. Yes. An everlasting destruction from the presence of the LORD, 2 Thess. I. 9.

Q. Have we no Saviour to save us from destruction?

A. Yes. IESVS, who delivered us from the wrath to come, 1 Thess. I. 10.

Q. Can we be saved by no other?

A. No. There is no salvation in any o­ther, Act. IV. 12.

[Page 10] Q. Who is JESUS? Is he GOD?

A. Yes. He is the true GOD, over all, GOD blessed for ever, 1 Joh. V. 20. Rom. IX. 5.

Q. Is he not also Man?

A. Yes. He is the Man CHRIST IESVS, 1 Tim. II. 5.

Q. Is he both GOD and Man?

A. Yes. He is GOD manifested in the flesh, 1 Tim. III. 16.

Q. Was he made man of a woman?

A. Yes. GOD sent forth his SON made of a woman, Gal. IV. 4.

Q. Was he begotten by a Man?

A. No. The HOLY GHOST came upon her, and the Power of the Highest overshadowed her, and she was found with child of the HOLY GHOST, Luk. I. 35.

Q. Was his Mother a pure Virgin?

A. Yes. She was a Virgin, whose name was Mary, and had not known man, Luke I. 27, 34.

Q. Is this JESUS the CHRIST?

A. Yes. He is CHRIST the SON of the living GOD, Matt. XVI. 16.

[Page 11] Q. JESUS signifieth a Saviour, and CHRIST one that is anointed; Was JESUS anointed with oil?

A. No. But with the HOLY GHOST and with Power, Acts X. 38.

Q. Was he anointed to the Office of a Mediator?

A. Yes. He is the Mediator between GOD and men, 1 Tim. II. 5.

Q. Are men naturally at variance with GOD?

A. Yes. We are enemies in our mind by wicked works. The carnal mind is enmity to GOD, not subject to the law of GOD, nor indeed can be, Col. I. 21. Rom. VIII. 7.

Q. Are we reconciled to GOD by CHRIST?

A. Yes. GOD hath reconciled us to himself by JESUS CHRIST, 2 Cor. V. 18.

Q. Was CHRIST a Prophet?

A. Yes. He was a Prophet, mighty in word and deed, Luke XXIV. 19.

[Page 12] Q. Did he declare GOD's will to men?

A. Yes. He made known unto men all things that he had heard of the FATHER, and came to call sinners to repentance, John XV. 15. Matt. IX. 13.

Q. Was CHRIST a Priest?

A. Yes. He is a Priest for ever, called of GOD an High-priest, Heb. V. 6, 10.

Q. Did he offer Sacrifice for sin?

A. Yes. Once in the end of the world he appeared to put away sin by the Sacrifice of himself, Heb. IX. 26.

Q. Did CHRIST himself suffer for sin?

A. Yes. He suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, 1 Pet. III. 18.

Q. Did he suffer under Pontius Pilate?

A. Yes. In the Reign of Tiberius Cae­sar, when Pontius Pilate was Governour of Judaea, Luke III. 1.

Q. Was he Crucified, or nailed to a Cross?

A. Yes. The Soldiers crucified him, Matt. XXVII. 35.

[Page 13] Q. Did he die on the Cross?

A. Yes. He humbled himself, and be­came obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross, Phil. II. 8.

Q. Did he die for his sins?

A. No. He was without sin, Heb. IV. 15.

Q. Died he then for our sins?

A. Yes. GOD laid on him the ini­quities of us all, Isa. LIII. 6.

Q. Died he for all men?

A. Yes. He gave himself a ransome for all, 1 Tim. II. 6.

Q. Did he so satisfy GOD for us?

A. Yes. When we were enemies, we were reconciled to GOD by the death of his SON; the chastisement of our peace was upon him, Rom. V. 10. Isa. LIII. 5.

Q. Was he GOD's SON?

A. Yes. The only begotten of the FA­THER, GOD's own SON, Joh. I. 8. Rom. VIII. 32.


A. Yes. He is the GOD and FA­THER [Page 14] of our LORD IESVS CHRIST, Eph. I. 3.

Q. Was CHRIST buried?

A. Yes. He was buried, 1 Cor. XV. 4.

Q. Continued he still in the state of the dead?

A. No. His soul was not left in Hell, neither did his flesh see corruption, Acts II. 26, 31.

Q. Did he rise again from the dead?

A. Yes. He rose again the third day, 1 Cor. XV. 4.

Q. Did he shew himself alive?

A. Yes. He shew'd himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen forty days, Acts I. 2, 3.

Q. Did he ascend into Heaven?

A. Yes. He was received up into Hea­ven, and sate down on the right hand of GOD, Mar. XVI. 19.

Q. Is not GOD's right hand, Di­vine Power and Majesty?

A. Yes. The right hand of Power and Majesty, Luke XXII. 69. Heb. VIII. 1.

[Page 15] Q. Is JESUS our Advocate in Heaven?

A. Yes. If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the FATHER, even JESUS CHRIST the righteous, ap­pearing in the presence of GOD for us, 1 Joh. II. 2, 3. Heb. IX. 24.

Q. Doth he intercede with GOD on our behalf?

A. Yes. He is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, see­ing he ever liveth to make intercession for them, Heb. VII. 2, 5.

Q. Is JESUS a King?

A. Yes. He is King of kings, and Lord of lords, 1 Tim. VI. 15.

Q. Hath he the Power of a King?

A. Yes. All Power is given unto him in Heaven and Earth, Matt. XXVIII. 18.

Q. Is CHRIST our Lawgiver?

A. Yes. He is the only Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy, Jam. IV. 12.

Q. Will he reward his obedient Subjects?

A. Yes. His reward is with him, to [Page 16] give to every man according to his works, Rev. XXII. 12.

Q. Will he sudue all his Enemies?

A. Yes. He must Reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet, 1 Cor. XV. 15.

Q. Will he judge the World?

A. Yes. He was ordained of GOD to be the Judge of quick and dead, Acts X. 42.

Q. Shall we all be judged by CHRIST?

A. Yes. We must all appear before the judgment-seat of CHRIST, 2 Cor. V. 10. Rom. XIV. 10.

Q. Must we be call'd to an account for all we do?

A. Yes. Every one of us shall give ac­count of himself to GOD, Rom. XIV. 12.

Q. What Sentence will CHRIST give against Evil-doers?

A. He will say unto them, Depart from me ye cursed into everlasting fire, prepared for the Devil and his Angels, Matt. XXV. 41.

[Page 17] Q. Did CHRIST after he went into Heaven, send the Holy GHOST in his stead?

A. Yes. He sent the Comforter, the SPIRIT of truth, which is the Holy GHOST, that he might abide with us for ever, Joh. XIV. 16, 17, 26.

Q. Is the Holy GHOST the SPI­RIT of the FATHER, or of the SON?

A. He is the SPIRIT of the FA­THER and of the SON, Matt. X. 20. Gal. 1. 6.

Q. Is the Holy GHOST, GOD?

A. Yes. The SPIRIT of the LORD is the LORD, 2 Cor. III. 17.

Q. Was he sent to bear witness of CHRIST?

A. Yes. He came to testify of CHRIST, John XV. 26.

Q. Was he to guide the Apostles in­to all truth?

A. Yes. He came to guide them into all truth, John XVI. 13.

[Page 18] Q. Did he enable them to speak with Tongues, and to work Miracles?

A. Yes. They spake with other tongues, as the SPIRIT gave them utterance, and did signs and wonders in the name of GOD's holy Child IESVS, Acts II. 4. IV. 29.

Q. Have not all Christians the Holy SPIRIT?

A. Yes. If any man have not the SPIRIT of CHRIST, he is none of his, Rom. VIII. 9.

Q. Is the Holy GHOST our Sanctifier, who maketh us holy?

A. Yes. GOD hath chosen us to salvation through sanctification of the SPIRIT, and belief of the Truth, 2 Thess. II. 13.

Q. Can we not be saved without Holiness?

A. No. Without holiness no man shall see the LORD, Heb. XII. 14.

Q. Is not the Holy GHOST, the SPIRIT of Unity and Peace?

[Page 19] A. Yes. By one SPIRIT we are all baptized into one body, 1 Cor XII. 13.

Q Is the Church that one Body?

A. Yes. The Church which is CHRIST's body, Eph. I. 22, 23.

Q. Is there but one Catholick or Universal Church of all Christians?

A. No. There is but one body, Eph. IV. 4.

Q. Are there not many Churches, or Congregations of Christians?

A. Yes. But as all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is CHRIST, 1 Cor. XII. 12.

Q. Ought not all the Members of it to be Saints, or Holy?

A. Yes. We are called to be Saints, a holy Nation, Rom. I. 7. 1 Pet. II. 9.

Q. Is CHRIST the Head of this Body?

A. Yes. He is the Head of the Body, the Church, Col. I. 18.

Q. Is there a Communion of Saints in the Church?

[Page 20] A. Yes. We have fellowship one with another, 1 Joh. I. 7.

Q. Should we be all of one mind?

A. Yes. Of one accord, of one mind, with one mouth glorifying GOD, keeping the Vnity of the SPIRIT in the bond ef Peace, Phil. II. 2. Rom. XV. 6. Eph. IV. 3.

Q. May the Members separate or divide asunder?

A. No. There must be no Schism in the body, 1 Cor. XII. 25.

Q. Should they not all love and care for one another?

A. Yes. Having the same love, the Members should have the same care one for another, Phil. II. 2. 1 Cor. XII. 25.

Q. Hath CHRIST ordained Mi­nisters to Teach and Rule the Church?

A. Yes. He hath set in the Church Pastors and Teachers for the edifying of the Body of CHRIST, 1 Cor. XII. 28. Eph. IV. 12.

Q. Is there Remission of Sins in the Church?

[Page 21] A. Yes. CHRIST commanded that Repentance and Remission of Sins be preached in his name among all Nations, Luke XXIV. 47.

Q. Must we repent of our Sins, that they may be forgiven?

A. Yes. We must repent, and be con­verted, that our sins may be blotted out, Acts III. 19.

Q. Must we not die for all that?

A. Yes. It is appointed unto men once to die, Heb. IX. 27.

Q. What, do our Souls die?

A. No. The dust shall return to the Earth, as it was; but the Spirit shall re­turn to GOD that gave it, Eccl. XII. 7.

Q. Shall not our Bodies be raised again?

A. Yes. There shall be a Resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust, Acts XXIV. 15.

Q. When shall the Resurrection be?

A. At the last day, in the end of the world, John XI. 24. VI. 39. Matth. XIII. 36.

[Page 22] Q. Is there a life everlasting after death?

A. Yes. CHRIST hath promised us eternal live, 1 John II. 25.

Q. Who shall live eternally? The Righteous?

A. Yes. They shall go into life eternal, Matt. XXV. 46.

Q Is it a happy life which they shall have?

A. Yes. They rest from their labours, are comforted, enter into the joy of their LORD, are like unto CHRIST, and have an inheritance incorruptible, undefiled, and that fadeth not away, Rev. XIV. 13. Matth. XXV. 21. V. 8. 1 Pet I. 4. 1 John III. 2.

Q. What is the end of your faith?

A. The end of our faith is the salvation of our souls, 1 Pet. I. 9.

Q Will your faith without works save you?

A. No. If a man say he hath faith, and hath no works; his faith cannot save him, Jam. II. 14.

[Page 23] Q. Must your faith then be a work­ing faith?

A. Yes. A faith which worketh by love, Gal. V. 6.

Q. Is it not the work of Love to keep GOD's Commandments?

A. Yes. This is the love of GOD, that we keep his Commandments, 1 John V. 3.

Q. Is it GOD's command, that you worship Him?

A. Yes. I must worship the LORD my GOD, and him only must I serve, Deut. X. 20. Matt. IV. 10.

Q. May you worship strange GODS Or Idols?

A. No. I must flee from Idolatry, and keep my self from Idols, 1 Cor. X. 14. 1 John V. 21.

Q. Doth GOD command a spi­ritual worship?

A. Yes. I must worship him in Spirit, and in truth, John IV. 24.

Q. Will he not have also a bodily worship?

[Page 24] A. Yes. I must glorify him with my body, and my spirit, which are his, 1 Cor. VI. 20.

Q. Should you not worship GOD in a humble posture of body?

A. Yes. I should worship, bow down, and kneel before the LORD our Maker, Psal. XCV. 6.

Q. Must you not labour to know GOD?

A. Yes. I should abound in the know­ledge of GOD, Col. I. 10.

Q. Must you not fear, and stand in awe of GOD?

A. Yes. I must stand in awe, and not sin, Psal. IV. 4.

Q. Must you not love GOD above all things?

A. Yes. I must love the LORD my GOD, with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength, Matt. XXII. 38.

Q. Can you love GOD and the World too?

A. No. If any man love the world, [Page 25] the love of the FATHER is not in him, 1 John II. 15.

Q. Can you love GOD, and love Sin too?

A. No. They that love the LORD, bate evil, Psal. XCVII. 10.

Q. Can you love GOD, and hate your Brethren?

A. No. If any man say, he loveth GOD, and hateth his brother, he is a lyer, 1 John IV. 20.

Q. Must you deny your self for GOD's sake?

A. Yes. If any man come to CHRIST, he must deny himself, Matt. XVI. 24.

Q. Must you be content to leave all things for CHRIST?

A. Yes. I must forsake all I have, take up my Cross, and lose my own life to be his disciple, Luke XIV. 33, 36. Matt. XVI. 24.

Q. Must you not believe GOD's Word?

A. Yes. I must receive his word, not as the word of men, but (as it is indeed) [Page 26] the word of GOD, 1 Thess. II. 13.

Q. Are you not to hope in GOD's Promises?

A. Yes. I must rejoice in the hope of the glory of GOD, and of eternal life, which GOD that cannot lie, hath promised be­fore the world began, Rom. V. 2. Tit. I. 2.

Q. Can you hope in GOD, and continue in Sin?

A. No. Having these promises, I must cleanse my self from all filthineses of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of GOD, 2 Cor. VII. 1.

Q. Are you not to trust to GOD's Providence?

A. Yes. I must trust in the LORD, and do good, Psal. XXXVII. 3.

Q. Are you not then to be thought­ful for the future?

A. No. I must take no thought for to morrow, Matt. VI. 34.

Q. What, not for your life, how you shall live?

A. No. I must take no thought for my [Page 27] life, saying, what shall I eat? or what shall I drink? Matt. VI. 25.

Q. Are you not to be careful? or are you to rely upon your own care for worldly things?

A. No. I must be careful for nothing, but cast all my care upon GOD, who ca­reth for me, Phil. IV. 6. 1 Pet. V. 7.

Q. Must you account all things to be GOD's, and not yours?

A. Yes. For the earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof? the world, and they that dwell therein, Psal. XXIV. 1.

A. Are you not then to be content with what GOD gives you?

A. Yes. I must be content with such things as I have, Heb. XIII. 5.

Q. Are you not to submit to GOD's will and doing in all things?

A. Yes. He is the LORD, let him do what seemeth him good; Not my will, but his be done, 1 Sam. III. 18. Luke XXII. 42.

Q. Are you not to take patiently his Chastisements?

[Page 28] A. Yes. I must bear the indignation of the LORD, not complaining for the pu­nishment of my sin, but confessing that he doth right, and I do wickedly, Mich. VII. 9. Lam. III. 39. Nehem. IX 33.

Q. Must you trust to GOD with­out Prayer?

A. No. In every thing by prayer, and supplication, with thanksgiving, my request must be made known unto GOD, Phil. IV. 6.

Q. May you make any Image of GOD?

A. No. I must not change the glory of the incorruptible GOD, into an Image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things, Rom. I. 23.

Q. May you make no Image for worship?

A. No. I must make me no Idols, or Image, to bow down to, Lev. XXVI. 1.

Q. May you worship Angels?

A. No. No man must beguile me of my reward in a voluntary humility, [Page 29] and worshipping of Angels, Col. II. 18.

Q. May you worship GOD after the Traditions of men?

A. No. In vain should we worship GOD, teaching for doctrines the Com­mandments of men, Matt. XV. 9.

Q. Must you not honour and reve­rence GOD's Name?

A. Yes. For holy and reverend is his name, Psal. CXI. 9.

Q. You must not then profane it?

A. No. I must not take it in vain, or profane it, Exod. XX. 7. Levit. XIX. 12.

Q. May you swear by GOD's Name?

A. Yes. I must swear by his name, Deut. VI. 13. X. 20.

Q. Do you in swearing, call in GOD as a Witness?

A. Yes. For a Record, a Witness, and a Judge, 2 Cor. I. 23. Gen. XXXI. 50, 53.

[Page 30] Q. May you swear falsly?

A. No. I must not swear falsly, but in truth, in righteousness, and in judgment, Lev. XIX. 12. Jer. IV. 2.

Q. May you swear by any thing but GOD?

A. No. I must not swear by them that are no GODS; neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by my head, nor by any other oath, Jer. V. 7. Matt. V. 34. Jam. V. 12.

Q. May you swear commonly in discourse?

A. No. Our communication must be Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these, cometh of evil, Matt. V. 37. Jam. V. 12.

Q. Must you not perform your Oaths?

A. Yes. I must perform unto the LORD my Oaths, Matt. V. 33.

Q. Must you not perform your Vows to GOD?

A. Yes. When we vow a vow unto the LORD, we must not defer to pay it, Eccl. V. 4.

[Page 31] Q May you curse?

A. No. I must bless, and not curse, Rom. XII. 14.

Q. Doth not GOD require some Publick Worship?

A. Yes. When we come together in the Church, and Assembly of the Saints; as we ought not to forsake the assembling of our selves together, 1 Cor. IX. 18. Ps. LXXXIX. 7. Heb. X. 25.

Q. Did GOD command a set time for Publick Worship?

A. Yes. He commanded to remember the Sabbath-day, to keep it holy, Exod. XX. 8.

Q. What day of the week was the Sabbath?

A. The seventh day, Exod. XXXI. 15.

Q. Was that a day of Publick Wor­ship?

A. Yes. Then was an holy Convo­cation, Lev. XXIII. 3.

Q. Are we Christians bound to keep that Sabbath?

[Page 32] A. No. No man is to judge us in re­spect of the Sabbath days, Col. II. 16.

Q. What day then are we to keep holy?

A. The first day of the week, cal­led the LORD's day, John XX. 19, 26. Rev. I. 10.

Q. Are you not to love your Neigh­bours?

A. Yes. I must love my neighbour as my self, Matt. XXII. 39.

Q. Must you do to others, as you would have them do to you?

A. Yes. Whatsoever I would that men should do unto me, I must do even so unto them, Luke VI. 31.

Q. May you not do evil for evil?

A. No. I must recompence no man evil for evil, Rom. XII. 19.

Q. Must you love your Enemies?

A. Yes. I must love my enemies, bless them that curse me, do good to them that hate me, and pray for them that despitefully use me, and persecute me, Matt. V. 44.

[Page 33] Q. Must you forgive those that wrong you?

A. Yes. We must be kind one to ano­ther, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as GOD for CHRIST his sake hath forgiven us, Eph. IV. 32.

Q. Are you not to rebuke them that sin?

A. Yes. I must rebuke, and not suffer sin upon my neighbour, Lev. XIX. 17.

Q. Must you not give to them that need?

A. Yes. I must give them those things which be needful for the body, Jam. II. 16.

Q. Must you give to your Ene­mies?

A. Yes. If my enemy hunger, I must feed him, Rom. XII. 20.

Q. May you not revenge your self on him?

A. No. I must not avenge my self, but give place unto wrath, Rom. XII. 19.

Q. Must you be reconciled to those whom you have offended?

A. Yes. I must go and be reconciled to [Page 34] them, confessing my fault, and restoring what I have taken wrongfully, Matth. V. 24. Jam. V. 16. Luk. XVIII. 19.

Q. Must you not honour your Pa­rents?

A. Yes. I must honour my father and mother, Eph. VI. 2.

Q. Must you obey them?

A. Yes. I must obey them in all things, Col. III. 20.

Q. May you despise their Instru­ctions?

A. No. A fool despiseth his father's instructions, Prov. XV. 5.

Q. Ought you to requite them as you are able?

A. Yes. I must requite my parents, 1 Tim. V. 4.

Q. Must not Parents take care to in­struct their Children?

A. Yes. They must bring up their chil­dren in the nourture and admonition of the LORD, Eph. VI. 4.

Q. Are Subjects to honour Princes and Magistrates?

[Page 35] A. Yes. We must submit to every ordi­nance of man for the LORD's sake, whe­ther to the King as supream, or to governors us unto them that are sent by him, for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the praise of them that do well, 1 Pet. II. 13, 14.

Q. Must we obey them against GOD's Commands?

A. No. We must obey GOD rather than men, Acts V. 29.

Q. May we rebel against our Go­vernors?

A. No. They that resist, shall receive to themselves damnation, Rom. XIII. 2.

Q. Are you to pay them tribute?

A. Yes. We must pay them tribute and custom, Rom. XIII. 7.

Q. Must you honour your Pastors and Teachers?

A. Yes. We must esteem them highly in love for their work's sake, obeying them, and submitting our selves, and communicating unto them in all good things, 1 Thess. V. 13. Heb. XIII. 17. Gal. VI. 6.

[Page 36] Q. Must Servants honour their Ma­sters?

A. Yes. Obeying and pleasing them well in all things, Tit. II. 9. 1 Tim. VI. 1. Eph. VI. 5.

Q. Must not Masters be good and just to their Servants?

A. Yes. They must give unto their servants that which is just and equal, Col. IV. 1.

Q. May you kill another?

A. No. I must not kill, Exod. XX. 13.

Q. May no man be killed?

A. Yes. He that is worthy of death, may be put to death, Deut. XVII. 6.

Q Must it not be by the Magi­strate?

A. Yes. He is an avenger to execute wrath upon him that doth evil, Rom. XIII. 4.

Q. Is it our duty to live in peace with all men?

[Page 37] A. Yes. As much as in us lieth, we must live peaceably with all men, Rom. XII. 18.

Q. May you be angry with o­thers?

A. Yes. I may be angry, if I sin not; neither let the sun go down on my wrath, nor give place to the devil, Eph. IV. 26, 27.

Q. Must there be a good cause for your anger?

A. Yes Whoso is angry with his bro­ther without a cause, shall be in danger of the judgment. Matt. V. 22.

Q. May you hate any man?

A. No. He that hateth his brother is a murtherer, 1 John III. 15.

Q. Are not envy, and strife, and all hurting another, forbidden?

A. Yes. Envy, debate, malignity, spite­fulness, implacableness, unmercifulness, strife, brawling, variance and provoking, Rom. I. 29, 30, 31. 1 Tim. III. 3. VI. 4. Gal. V. 20, 26.

[Page 38] Q. May you commit Adultery or Fornication?

A. No. I must not commit adultery; Whoremongers and adulterers GOD will judge, Exod. XII. 14. Heb. XIII. 4.

Q. Are you bound to marry?

A. No. It is good for a man not to touch a woman; but he that cannot con­tain, should marry, 1 Cor. VII. 1. 9.

Q. May married persons put away one the other?

A. No. VVhat GOD hath join'd together, man must not put asunder, except for fornication, Matt. V. 32. XIX. 6.

Q. Must Wives honour and obey their Husbands?

A. Yes. They must submit themselves unto their own Husbands, as unto the LORD, reverencing and loving them, Eph. V. 22, 24, 33. Col. III. 18. Tit. II. 4.

A. Are not Husbands to love their Wives?

A. Yes. Even as their own bodies, and as CHRIST loveth the Church, not be­ing [Page 39] bitter against them, but giving honour unto them, as unto the weaker vessel, Eph. V. 25, 28. Col. III. 19.

Q. Is not all uncleanness and lasci­viousness forbidden?

A. Yes. Fornication, uncleanness, fil­thiness, foolish talking, and jesting, lasci­viousness, and making provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof, Eph. 5. 3, 4. Gal. V. 19. Rom. XIII. 14.

Q. Must you then keep your self pure and chast?

A. Yes. I must possess my vessel in san­ctification and honour, not in the lust of Concupiscence, as the Gentiles which know not GOD, 1 Thess. IV. 4, 5.

Q. Must you be modest in apparel and dresses?

A. Yes. Adorning my self in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety, 1 Tim. II. 9.

Q. Must you not avoid all filthy talk?

A. Yes. No corrupt communication must proceed out of my mouth, Eph. IV 29.

[Page 40] Q. Must you not be temperate in eating and drinking?

A. Yes. Not walking in rioting and drunkenness, revellings, banquetings, and excess of wine: For they which do such things, shall not inherit the kingdom of GOD, Rom. XIII. 13. 1 Pet. IV. 3. Gal. V. 21.

Q. May you steal?

A. No. I must not steal, do wrong, or defraud, Exod. XX. 15. 1 Cor. VI. 8. Col. III. 25.

Q. May you oppress the poor?

A. No. We must not oppress one another, Lev. XXV. 14.

Q. Must you pay the Labourer his wages?

A. Yes. I must give him his hire, the sun must not go down upon it, Deut. XXIV. 15. Lev. XIX. 13. Jam. V. 4.

Q. Must you pay truly what you borrow?

A. Yes. The wicked borroweth and payeth not again, Psal. XXXVII. 21.

[Page 41] Q. Must you pay all dues and debts?

A. Yes. I must render to all their dues, owing no man any thing but love, Rom. XIII. 7, 8.

Q. May you cheat or defraud in buying or selling?

A. No. The buyer must not say, it is naught; nor any one make dishonest gain, falsifying the balances by deceit, or selling the refuse, Prov. XX. 14. Ezek. XXII. 12. Amos VIII. 5, 6.

Q. Must you labour for your own living?

A. Yes. Let him that stole, steal no more; but let him labour, working with his own hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth, Ephes. IV. 28.

Q. Are you to relieve idle Beg­gars?

A. No. If any will not work, neither should he eat, 2 Thess. III. 10.

Q. Is no unrighteousness to be done in judgment?

[Page 42] A. No. No unrighteousness must be done in judgment, Lev. XIX. 15.

Q. May you bear false witness a­gainst any one?

A. No. I must not bear false witness against my neighbour, Exod. XX. 16.

Q. May you speak evil of others?

A. No. We must not speak evil one of another, Jam. IV. 31.

Q. May you lie?

A. No. We must not lie one to another, but speak every man truth with his neigh­bour, Col. III. 9. Eph. IV. 25.

Q. May you carry about Tales of others?

A. No. We must not go up and down as Tale-bearers among our people, nor as busie-bodies and tatlers, Lev. XIX. 16. 2 Thess. III. 11. 1 Tim. V. 13.

Q. May you revile or slander o­thers?

A. No. All backbiting, whispering, clamour, railing, reproaching, false accu­sing, slandering and reviling, are condemn'd, 2 Cor. XII. 20. Eph. IV. 31. Psal. [Page 43] XV. 3. 1 Cor. VI. 10. 1 Tim. VI. 4.

Q. Must you not seek the good of other men?

A. Yes. We must not seek our own, but every man another's wealth, 1 Cor. X. 24.

Q. May you covet, or desire what is another man's?

A. No. VVe must not covet our neigh­bour's house, wife, goods, nor any thing that is his, Exod. XX. 17.

Q. Can you of your self keep GOD's Commandments?

A. No. Without CHRIST I can do nothing, Joh. XV. 5.

Q. Is it GOD that must enable you?

A. Yes. It is GOD that worketh in us both to will and to do of his good plea­sure, Phil. II. 13.

Q. Will GOD for CHRIST's sake, give you his holy SPIRIT to help you?

[Page 44] A. Yes. Our Heavenly FATHER will give the Holy SPIRIT to them that ask him, Luke XI. 13.

Q. Must you not pray much then?

A. Yes. I must pray without ceasing, 1 Thess. V. 17.

Q. To whom must you pray?

A. I must ask the FATHER in CHRIST's name, John XVI. 23.

Q. Doth not GOD know your needs, till he be told in Prayer?

A. Yes. Our Heavenly FATHER knoweth what things we have need of, be­fore we ask, Matt. VI. 8.

Q. Must you not join Praise with Prayer?

A. Yes. By CHRIST I must offer the sacrifice of praise to GOD continually, giving thanks in his name, Heb. XIII. 15.

Q. Must you thank GOD for all things?

A. Yes. I must give thanks always for all things, Eph. V. 20.

Q. Will GOD hear your Prayers, if you live wickedly?

[Page 45] A. No. If I regard iniquity in my heart, the LORD will not hear me, Psal. LXVI. 18.

Q. Must you pray in Faith?

A. Yes. I must pray in faith, nothing wavering, James I. 6.

Q. Hath CHRIST taught you to pray?

A. Yes. He hath bid us say, Our FATHER, &c. Luke XL. 2.

Q. Will GOD own you for his Child?

A. Yes. We are the children of GOD by faith in CHRIST IESVS, Gal. III. 26.

Q. Hath GOD adopted you in CHRIST?

A. Yes. We have received the SPIRIT of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Fa­ther, Rom. VIII. 15.

Q. Doth GOD pity you as his Children?

A. Yes. Like as a Father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him, Psalm CIII. 13.

[Page 46] Q. Will GOD then grant what you pray for?

A. Yes. If we, being evil, know how to give good gifts to our children, how much more shall our Father which is in Heaven give good things to them that ask him? Matt. 7. 11.

Q. In saying Our, and not My Fa­ther, do you pray for others?

A. Yes. Supplications, prayers, inter­cessions, and giving of thanks, must be made for all men, 1 Tim. II. 1

Q. Must you not be GOD's dutiful Children, if you would have him hear you?

A. Yes. We must be followers of GOD as dear children, and walk in love, Eph. V. 1, 2.

Q. Ought you not to reverence GOD as ruling in Heaven?

A. Yes. Heaven is GOD's throne, and Earth is his footstool; I must exalt the LORD our GOD, and worship at his footstool, Isa. LXVI. 1. Psal. XCIX. 5.

[Page 47] Q. Are you to expect all good things from GOD in Heaven?

A. Yes. Every good gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, James I. 17.

Q. Ought not your affections to be in Heaven with GOD?

A. Yes I must seek those things which are above, where CHRIST sitteth on the right hand of GOD, Col. III. 1.

Q. Should you not live like a Citi­zen of Heaven?

A. Yes. Our conversation must be in Heaven, whence we look for the Saviour, the LORD IESVS CHRIST, Phil. III. 20.

Q. Should you not earnestly desire to be with GOD in Heaven?

A. Yes. I should desire to depart, and to be with CHRIST, Phil. I. 23.

Q. Are you not first to desire above all things, GOD's Glory?

A. Yes. I must first pray, Hallowed be thy Name, Matt. VI. 9.

[Page 48] Q. Do you pray that all men may duly honour and worship GOD?

A. Yes. That we may sanctify the LORD GOD in our hearts, that he may be our fear and our dread, that all lands may sing forth the honour of his name, and make his praise glorious, Isa. V. 13. Psal. LXVI. 1, 2.

Q. Do you pray for grace to do all things to the Glory of GOD?

A. Yes. That we may do all to the Glo­ry of GOD, that GOD in all things may be glorified through IESVS CHRIST, 1 Cor. X. 31. 1 Pet. IV. 11.

Q. Do you pray for the coming of CHRIST's Kingdom?

A. Yes. I pray—Thy Kingdom come, Matt. VI. 10.

Q. Pray you that all people may be converted and become CHRIST's Subjects?

A. Yes. That all the Kingdoms of the world, may become the kingdoms of the LORD, and of his CHRIST, Rev. XI. 15.

[Page 49] Q. Do you pray that the Church may flourish and be enlarged?

A. Yes. That the word of GOD may grow mightily and prevail, and that the LORD would add to the Church dayly such as shall be saved, Acts XIX. 20. II. 47.

Q. Do not you pray for the out­ward peace of the Church?

A. Yes. That peace may be within her walls, and prosperity within her palaces, Psalm CXXII. 7.

Q. Do you pray that CHRIST may Reign in our hearts by his SPIRIT?

A. Yes. That CHRIST may dwell in our hearts by faith, that sin may not reign in our mortal bodies; that every thought may be brought into captivity to the obedience of CHRIST, Eph. III. 17. Rom. VI. 12. 2 Cor. X. 5.

Q. Do you pray that all may be obedient to GOD's Will?

A. Yes. I pray—Thy Will be done in Earth as it is in Heaven, Matt. VI. 10.

[Page 50] Q. How do the Angels in Heaven do GOD's Will? Heartily?

A. Yes. They do his Commandments, hearkning to the voice of his word, Psal. CIII. 20.

Q. Pray you, that all may do GOD's Will as they do?

A. Yes. That GOD would make us perfect in every good work to do his Will, working in us that which is well pleasing in his sight, through IESVS CHRIST, Heb. XIII. 21.

Q. Do you pray for Grace to sub­mit to GOD's Will?

A. Yes. That we may submit our selves to GOD, James IV. 7.

Q. Do you not pray for all things needful to this present Life?

A. Yes. I pray—Give us this day our dayly Bread, Matt. VI. 11.

Q. Mean you by [Bread] all need­ful things?

A. Yes. That GOD would give me neither poverty nor riches, but food conveni­nient for me, Prov. XXX. 8.

[Page 51] Q. Are you not to pray for more than what's convenient?

A. No. Having food and raiment, I must be therewith content, 1 Tim. VI. 9.

Q. May not you pray for any thing you desire?

A. No. We ask and receive not, because we ask amiss, that we may consume it on our lusts, James IV. 3.

Q. Pray you for Grace to depend on GOD for all things?

A. Yes. That I may cast all my care upon him, because he careth for me, 1 Pet. V. 7.

Q. Are you to depend on GOD without your own labour?

A. No. We must work with our hands, that we may have lack of nothing, 1 Thess. IV. 11, 12.

Q. Pray you, that what you have, may be justly gotten, and truly your own?

A. Yes. That I may work, and eat my own bread, 2 Thess. III. 12.

[Page 52] Q. Do you pray that your Sins may be forgiven?

A. Yes. I pray—Forgive us our Trespasses, as we forgive them that Trespass against us, Matt. VI. 12.

Q. Do you pray for Grace to for­give others?

A. Yes. For if we forgive not men their trespasses, neither will our heavenly father forgive us, Matt. VI. 14.

Q. Do you pray for the Grace of Repentance?

A. Yes. For that godly sorrow that worketh repentance to salvation, not to be repented of, 2 Cor. VII. 10.

Q. Must you not confess and forsake your sins?

A. Yes. He that confesseth and forsaketh his sins, shall have mercy, Prov. XXVIII. 13. 1 John I. 9.

Q. Do you pray against the power of Temptation?

A. Yes. I pray, saying—Lead us not into Temptation, Matt. VI. 13.

[Page 53] Q. Doth GOD tempt men to sin?

A. No. Let no man say, when he is tempted, I am tempted of GOD: for GOD cannot be tempted with evil, nei­ther tempteth he any man, James I. 13.

Q. Are we not tempted by our own lusts?

A. Yes. Every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and in­ticed, James 1. 14.

Q. Do you pray, that GOD would not leave you to your own Lusts?

A. Yes. That he would not give us up unto our own hearts lusts, to walk in our own counsels, Psal. LXXXI. 11, 12.

Q. Do you pray that GOD would not suffer Temptations to prevail over you?

A. Yes. That he would not suffer us to be tempted above that we are able, but make with the temptation also a way to escape, that we may be able to bear it, 1 Cor. X. 21.

[Page 54] Q. Must you not watch against Temptations?

A. Yes. We must watch and pray, that we enter not into temptation, Matt. XXVI. 41.

Q. Must you not resist the Devil?

A. Yes. We must resist the Devil, sted­fast in the faith, 1 Pet. V 9.

Q. Do you pray that GOD would keep you from all Evil?

A. Yes. I pray—Deliver us from Evil, Matt. VI. 13.

Q. Do you acknowledg that GOD hath a Soveraign Right to dispose of all things?

A. Yes. When I say, For thine is the Kingdom, Matt. VI. 13.

Q. Do you acknowledg his Power to give you what you ask?

A. Yes. When I add, and the Power, Ibid.

Q. Do you own the Glory of all to be due to GOD?

A. Yes. When I add—and the Glo­ry, Ibid.

[Page 55] Q. Do you heartily desire all that you pray for, and firmly believe that GOD will hear your devout prayers?

A. Yes. Therefore I say, Amen. Ibid.

Q. Are you to pray with an holy confidence in GOD?

A. Yes. We are to come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need, Heb. IV. 16.

Q. But are you not to pray with a pure heart too?

A. Yes. I must draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, having my heart sprinkled from an evil Conscience, and my body wash'd with pure water, Heb. X. 22.

Q. Have we this access to GOD through CHRIST?

A. Yes. In him we have boldness and access with confidence, Eph. III. 12.

Q. Is this because he is the Media­tor between GOD and Us?

A. Yes. Because he is the Mediator of the New Covenant, Heb. XII. 24.

[Page 56] Q. Is not this the New Covenant, That if we repent, believe and obey; GOD for CHRIST his sake will give us pardon, grace and glory?

A. Yes. If we repent, and be con­verted, our sins shall be blotted out; but except we repent, we shall perish: He that believeth on the SON, hath ever­lasting life; but he that believeth not the SON, shall not see life: CHRIST is become the Author of salvation to all that obey him; but will take vengeance on them that obey not the Gospel, John III. 36. Act. III. 19. Luke XIII. 3. Heb. V. 9. 2 Thess. I. 8.

Q. Hath not CHRIST ordered, that we enter into this Covenant by the Sacrament of Baptism?

A. Yes. CHRIST commanded to teach [or, make disciples] all Nations, baptizing them in the name of the FA­THER, and of the SON, and of the HOLY GHOST, Matth. XXVIII. 19.

[Page 57] Q. Is Baptism necessary to Salvati­on where it may be had?

A. Yes. He that believeth, and is bap­tized, shall be saved: we must be baptized that our sins may be washed away, Mar. XVI. 16. Acts XXII. 16.

Q. Is the outward sign in baptism, washing with Water?

A. Yes. The Apostles baptized in wa­ter, Acts VIII. 36, 38. X. 47.

Q. Can the washing with water in baptism save us?

A. No. Baptism saveth us, not the put­ting away the filth of the flesh, but the an­swer of a good conscience toward GOD, 1 Pet. III. 21.

Q. Doth this outward washing with water signify an inward spiritual washing?

A. Yes. The washing of regeneration, and renewing of the HOLY GHOST, Tit. III. 5.

Q. Must we then be regenerate, or new born?

A. Yes. Except a man be born again of [Page 58] water, and of the HOLY GHOST, he cannot enter into the kingdom of GOD, John III. 5.

Q. Why? Are we by nature born in sin, and the Children of wrath?

A. Yes. We are shapen in iniquity, and are by nature the children of wrath, Psal. LI. 5. Eph. II. 3.

Q. Is the spiritual grace in baptism a death unto sin?

A. Yes. As many as are baptized into IESVS CHRIST, are baptized into his death, buried with him by bap­tism into death, and are to reckon them­selves dead indeed unto sin, Rom. VI. 2, 3, 11.

Q. Is it also a new birth unto righteousness?

A. Yes. We are alive unto GOD through IESVS CHRIST our LORD, yielding our members instru­ments unto righteousness in newness of life, Rom. VI. 4, 11, 13.

Q. Are we then made members of CHRIST in baptism?

[Page 59] A. Yes. We are baptized into one body, which is his body, 1 Cor. XII. 13. Eph. I. 22, 23.

Q. Are we made the Children of GOD?

A. Yes. We are the children of GOD by faith in CHRIST IESVS; for as many as have been baptized into CHRIST, have put on CHRRST, Gal. III. 26, 27.

Q. Are we made inheritors of the Kingdom of Heaven?

A. Yes. For if children, then heirs of GOD, Rom. VIII. 17.

Q. Did not the Apostles call for repentance and faith in persons to be baptized?

A. Yes. They commanded them to re­pent, and believe, with all their heart, Acts II. 38. VIII. 37.

Q. Is not Repentance a change of heart and life?

A. Yes. A turning from all our sins unto the LORD, amending our ways and our doings, Ezek. XVIII. 28, 30. Isa. LV. 7. Jer. VII. 3.

[Page 60] Q. Was the Sacrament of the LORD's Supper ordain'd by CHRIST?

A. Yes. Saint Paul received of the LORD, that which he hath delivered unto us, That the LORD IESVS the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat; This is my Body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the Cup, saying, This Cup is the New Testament in my blood: This do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me, 1 Cor. XI. 23, 24, 25.

Q. Are we to receive this Sacra­ment in remembrance of CHRIST's death?

A. Yes. As often as we eat this bread, and drink this cup, we shew forth the LORD's death, 1 Cor XI. 26.

Q. Is this Ordinance to continue for ever?

A. Yes. Till CHRIST come. Ibid.

[Page 61] Q. Is his death to be remembred as a Sacrifice for us?

A. Yes. For CHRIST our Pass­over was sacrificed for us. He gave him­self an offering and a sacrifice to GOD for a sweet-smelling savour, 1 Cor. V. 7. Eph. V. 2.

Q. What do the outward signs of bread and wine signify?

A. They signify the Body and Blood of CHRIST, the living bread which came down from heaven, 1 Cor. XI. 24, 25. John VI. 51.

Q. Is CHRIST crucified, the food of our Souls?

A. Yes. His flesh is meat indeed, and his blood is drink indeed; he that eateth him, shall live by him, John VI. 55, 57.

Q. Must you really and indeed eat and drink the Body and blood of CHRIST?

A. Yes. Except we eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, we have no life in us, John VI. 53.

[Page 62] Q. Must you eat and drink CHRIST's natural Body and Blood with your bo­dily Teeth, as you do other meat?

A. No. It is the Spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing, John VI. 63.

Q. What, is it only Bread and Wine then that you chew and swallow down?

A. Yes. I eat that bread, and drink that cup which CHRIST blessed, brake and gave to be eaten and drunk, 1 Cor. XI. 25, 26.

Q. Do you eat and drink CHRIST's Body and Blood only spiritually, and by faith?

A. Yes. He that cometh to CHRIST, and believeth on him, shall never hunger, nor thirst, but shall have everlasting life, John VI. 35, 40.

Q. When you take, and eat, and drink bodily the Bread and Wine, do you spiritually, and by faith, feed on CHRIST crucified?

A. Yes. The cup that is blessed, is the communion of the blood of CHRIST; [Page 63] and the bread which is broken, is the com­munion of the body of CHRIST, 1 Cor. X. 16.

Q. Is it not a dangerous thing to receive this Bread and Wine unwor­thily?

A. Yes. Whosoever eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, 1 Cor. XI. 29.

Q. Ought you not then diligently to examine your self before-hand, whether you be worthy or no?

A. Yes. Let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup, 1 Cor. XI. 28.

Q. Are you to examine if you be a good Christian, keeping faith and co­venant with GOD?

A. Yes. We must examine our selves, whether we be in the faith; and prove our own selves, till we know our own selves, how that CHRIST is in us, 2 Corinth. XIII. 5.

Q. Doth your eating CHRIST confirm more and more your union with CHRIST?

[Page 64] A. Yes. He that eateth CHRIST's flesh, and drinketh his blood, dwelleth in CHRIST, and CHRIST in him, John VI. 56.

Q. Shall you not be condemn'd if you be in CHRIST, or a good Chri­stian?

A. No. There is no condemnation to them that are in CHRIST JESUS, Rom. VIII. 1.


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A Sermon Preached at White-hall before the Queen on the Month­ly Fast-day, Sept. 16. 1691. 4to.

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A Sermon Preached on the 28th of June at St. Andrews Holborn, by John Moor, D. D. Bp. of Norwich, Elect, when he took his leave of that Parish. 4to.

A Sermon Preached at St. Mary le Bow on Sunday the 5th of July, at the Con­secration of the Most Reverend Father in God, John, Lord Archbishop of York, and the Right Reverend Fathers in God, John, L. Bp. Norwich; Richard, L. Bp. of Peterborough; Edward, L. Bp. of Gloucester. By Joshua Clark, Chaplain to the Right Reverend the L. Bp. of Norwich.

[Page] A Sermon Preached at VVhite-hall be­fore the Queen, on the 17th of June, 1691. being the Fast-day. 4to.

A Practical Discourse concerning Death. 8vo. The Fifth Edition.

A Practical Discourse concerning a Future Judgment. 8vo.

These Three by William Sherlock, D. D. Dean of St. Pauls, Master of the Tem­ple, and Chaplain in Ordinary to Their Majesties.

Reflections upon Two Books; the one Entituled, The Case of Allegiance to a King in Possession; the other, An Answer to Dr. Sherlock's Case of Allegiance to Sove­reign Powers; in Defence of the Case of Allegiance to a King in Possession; On those parts especially wherein the Author en­deavours to shew his Opinion to be agreeable to the Laws of this Land; in a Letter to a Friend. 4to.

The True Effigies of his Grace, John, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury; En­graven (from an Original lately Paint­ed by Mrs. Mary Beal) by Robert VVhite▪ on a large Sheet of Paper. Price 12 d.

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