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own glory, he hath fore-ordained whatsoever comes to pass r. Q.18. Hoz doth God execute his decrees?

A. God executeth his decrees in the works of creation and providence.

Q. 9. What is the work of creation ?

A. The work of creation is, God's making all things of nothing, by the word of his power, in the space of fix days, and all very goods.

Q. 10. How did God create man?

A. God created man male and female, after his own image, in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, with dominion over the creatures t.

Q. 11. What are God's works of providence ?
À. God's works of providence are, his most holyv, wife w,

and the Father, the Word, and the 10. t Gen. i. 26. And God said, Holy Ghost: and these three are Let us make man in our own image, one. Matth. xxviii. 19. Go ye there after our likeness, and let them fore and teach all nations, baptizing have dominion over the fih of the them in the name of the Father, sea, and over the fowl of the air, and and of the Son, and of the Holy over the cattle, - and over all the Gholt.

earth, and over every creeping 7. Eph. i. 4. According as he thing that creeperhupon the earth.

in his hath chosen us in him, before the 1.27. So God created man ; arch. foundation of the world, that we own image, in the image of God should be holy, and without blame created he him : male and female before him in love. v. 1!. In whom created he them v. 28. And God also we have obtained an inheri- blessed them, and God said unto tance, being predestinated according them, Be fruitful and multiply, and to the purpose of him who worketh replenish the earth, and subdue it : all things after the counsel of his and have dominion over the fish of own will. Rom. ix, 22. What if the sea, and over the fowl of the God, willing to thew his wrath, and air, and over every living thing to make his power known, endu- that moveth upon the earth. Col. red with much long-suffering the iii. 10. And have put on the new veffels of wrath fitted to destruction : man, which is renewed in knowV. 23. And that he might make ledge, after the image of him that known the riches of his glory on the created him. Eph. iv. 24. And that vessels of mercy, which he had a. ye put on the new man, which af. fore prepared unto glory?

ter God is created in righteousness 9. Gen. i. throughout. Heb. xi. and true holiness. 3. Through faith we understand 11. v Psal. cxlv. 17. The Lord that the worlds were framed by the 's righteous in all his ways, and ho word of God, so that things which ly in all his works. are seen were not made of things w Psal. civ. 24. O Lord, how which doompr.

manifold are thy works! in wisdom


and powerful preserving x, and governing all his creatures, and all their actions y.

Q. 12. What special act of providence did God exercise toward man in the estate wherein he was created?

A. When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him, upon condition of perfect obedience: forbidding him to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, upon the pain of death z.

Q. 13. Did our first parents continue in the estate wherein they were created?

A. Our first parents, being left to the freedom of their own will, fell froin the eltate wherein they were created, by finning against God a.

O. 14. What is fin?

* A. Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of the law of God b.

Q. 15. halt thou made them all: the carth thou eatest thereof, thou shalt sure. is full of thy riches. If xxviii. 29. ly die. This also cometh forth from the 13. a Gen. iii. 6. And when the Lord of hosts, which is wonderful woman saw that the tree was good in counsel, and excellent in working. for food, and that it was pleasant x Heb. i. 3.

Who being the the eyes, and a tree to be defi. brightness of his glory, and the ex- red to make one wise; he took of prefs image of his perfon, and up- the fruit thereof, and did eat, and holding all things by the word of gave also unto her husband with her; his power, when he had by himself and he did eat. v. 7. And the eyes purged our sins, sat down on the of them both were opened, and they right hand of the Majesty on high. knew that they were naked : and

y Pfal. ciii. 19. The Lord hath they fewed fig-leaves together, and prepared his throne in the heavens: made themselves aprons. v. 8. And and his kingdom ruleth over all. they heard the voice of the Lord Matth. X. 29. Are not two spar. God walking in the garden in the rows sold for a farthing ? and one cool of the day: and Adam and his of them shall not fall on the ground wife hid-themselves from the prewithout your father. v. 30. But sence of the Lord God, amongst the very hairs of your head are all the trees of the garden. V. 13.

And numbered. v. 31. Fear ye not there

the Lord God said unto the woman, fore, ye are of more value than ma- What is this that thou hast done? ny sparrows.

And the woman said, The serpent 12. z Gal. iii. 12. And the law beguiled me, and I did eat. Eccl

. is not of doth Faith: but, The man that vii. 29. Lo, this only have I found,

{hal! live in them. Gen. that God hath made man upright; ii. 17. But of the tree of the know. but they have fought out many in ledge of good and evil, thou shalt ventions. not eat of it: for in the day that 14. b 1 John iii. 4. Whofgerer


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Q. 15. What was the fin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created?

A. The fin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created, was their eating the forbidden fruit c.

Q. 16. Did all mankind fall in Adam's first transgreffion?

A. The covenant being made with Adam, not only for himself, but for his posterity; all mankind, descending from him by ordinary generation, finned in him, and fell with him in his first transgression d.

Q. 17. Into what estate did the fall bring mankind?

1. The fall brought mankind into an estate of fin and miserye.

l. 18. Wherein consists the sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell?

A. The sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell, confists in the guilt of Adam's first sin, the want of original righteoulness, and the corruption of his whole nature, which is commonly called original fin; together with all actual tranfgressions which proceed from it f.

Q. 19, committeth fin, transgresseth also · 17. e Rom. v. 12. Wherefore, as the law: for sin is the transgression by one man sin entered into the of the law.

world, and death by fin; and so 15. Gen. ic. 6. (See in letter a) death passed upon all men, for that 5. 12. The woman whom thou ga- all have finned. vest to be with me, she gave me of

18. f Rom. v. 12. Wherefore, as the tree, and I did eat.

by one man sin entered into the 16. d Gen. ii. 16. And the Lord world, and death by fin; and so God commanded the man,

saying death passed upon all men, for that Of

every tree of the garden thou all have finned. v. 19. For as by one mayest freely eat: v. 19. But of the man's disobedience many were made tree of the knowledge of good and finners: so by the obedience of one evil

, thou shalt not eat of it: for in hall many be made righteous. Rom. the day that thou eatest thereof, v. from vers. 10. to the 20. Eph. thou shalt surely die. Rom. v. 12. ï. 1. And you hath he quickened Wherefore, as by one man fin enter- who were dead in trespasses and ed into the world, and death by fin; fins. v. 2. Wherein in time past ye and fo death passed upon all men, walked according to the course of for that all have linned. i Cor. this world, according to the prince

For fince by man came of the power of the air, the spirit, death, by man came also the resur- ' that now worketh in the children of rection of the dead.

disobedience, V. 3. Among whom in Adam all die, even fu in Christ also we all had our conversation in Tall all be made alive,

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19. What is the misery of that estate where into man fell? A. All mankind, by their fall, loft communion with God are under his wrath and curfe h, and so made liable to all the miseries in this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell for ever i.

Q. 20. Did God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of fin and misery?

A. God having out of his mere good pleasure, from all eternity, elected fome to everlasting life k, did enter into a covenant of grace, to deliver them out of the estate of sin and misery, and to bring them into to an estate of salvation by a Redeemer l.

Q. 21. fulfilling the desires of the flesh, and mong whom also we all had our conof the mind ? and were by nature versation in times past, in the lufts the children of wrath, even as 0- of our desh, fulfilling the desires of thers. James i. 14. But every man the flesh, and of the niind ; and is tempted, when he is drawn away were by nalure the children of wrath, of his own lust, and enticed. v. 15. even as others. Gal. ii.


For 23 Then when luft hath conceived, it many as are of the works of the law, bringing forth fin : and fin when it are under the curse : for it is writ. is finished, bringeth forth death. ten, Curfed is every one that conMatth. xv. 19. For out of the heart tinueth not in all things which are proceed evil thoughts, murders adul- , written in the book of the law to do teries, fornication, thefts, false wit- them. ness, blasphemies.

i Lam. iii. 39. Wherefore doth a 19.8 Gen. iii. 8. And they heard living man complain, a man for the the voice of the Lord God walking punishment of his fins : * Rom. vi. in the garden in the cool of the day: 23. For the wages of sin is death : and Adam and bis wife hid them but the gift of God is eternal life, felves from the presence of the Lord through Jesus Christ our Lord. God amongst the trees of the garden. Matth. XXV.41. Then shall he say v. 10. And he said, I heard thy also unto thein on the left hand, Devoice in the garden: and I was a- part from me, ye cursed, into ever. fraid, because I was naked ; and I lasting fire, prepared for the devil and hid myself. v. 24. So he drove out his angels.

his angels. v. 46. And these shall the man: and he placed at the east go away into everlasting punishment : of the garden of Eden, cherubims, but the righteous into life enterand a faming sword, which turned nal. every way, to keep the way of the

20. k Eph. i. 4. According as

he hath choren us in him, before h Eph. ii. 2. Wherein in time the foundation of the world, that we palt ye walked according to the should be holy, and without blame course of this world, according to before him in love. the prin of the power of the air, i Rom. iii. 20. Therefore by the the spirit that now worketh in the deeds of the law, there shall no ftesh children of disobedience. v. 3. A. be justifed in his fight : for by the


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Q. 21. Who is the Redeemer of God's elect?!

A. The only Redeemer of God's elect, is the Lord Jesus Christ m, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man n, and so was, and continueth to be God and man, in two distinct natures, and one person for ever o,

Q. 22. How did Christ being the Son of God, become man?

À. Christ, the Son of God, became man, by taking to himself a true body p, and a reasonable soul qbeing conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb


law is the knowledge of sin. V. 21. all, God blessed for ever.

Amen. But now the righteousness of God Luke i. 35. And the angel answerwithout the law is manifested, being ed and said unto her, The Holy witnessed by the law and the pro- Ghost shall come upon thee, and the phets ; v. 22. Even the righteous- power of the Highest shall overshaness of God which is by faith of cow thee: therefore also that holy Jesus Christ unto all, and upon all thing which shall be born of thee, them that believe ; for there is no Thall be called the Son of God. Col. difference. Gal. ii, 21. Is the law ii. 9. För in him dwelleth all the then againīt the promises of God?fulness of the Godhead bodily. Heb. God forbid : for if there had been .vii. 24. But this man, because he a law given which could have given continueth ever, hath an unchangelife, verily righteousness should have able priesthood. v. 25. Wherefore been by the law. v. 22. But the scrip- he is able also to save them to the ture hath concluded all under sin, uttermost, that conie unto God by that the promise by faith in Jesus him, seeing he ever liveth to make Christ night be given to them that intercesion for them. believe.

22. p Heb. i. 14. Forafmuch then 21, m 1 Tim. ii. 5. For there is as the children are partakers of flesh one God, and one Mediator between and blood, he also himself likewise God and man, the man Christ Jesus; took part of the same: thật through v. 6. Who gave himself a ransom death he might destroy him that for all, to be teltisied in due time. had the power of death, that is,

» John i. 14. And the Word was the devil. v. 16. For verily he made flesh, and dwelt among us took not on him the nature of (and we beheld his glory, the glory gel; but he took on him the seed as of the only begotten of the Fa- of Abraham. Heb. x. 5. Where, ther) full of grace and truth. Gal. fore when he cometh into the world, iv. 4

But when the fulress of the he faith, Sacrifice and offering thou time was come, God sent forth his wouldlt not, but a body halt thou Şon made of a woman, made under prepared me. thie law.

9 Matth. xxvi. 38. Then saith he 1o Rom. ix. 5. Whofes are the fa. unto them, My soul is exceeding thers, and of whom as concerning forrowful, even unto death : tarry the flesh Chrift came, who is oyer ye here, and watch with me. 2 C 2


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