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grace we are enabled, from the heart, to forgive others n. Q. 106. What do we pray for in the fixth petition?
A. In the fixth petition (which is, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil o), we pray, That God would either keep us from being tempted to fin p, or support and deliver us when we are tempted q.
Q. 107. What doth the conclufion of the Lord's prayer teach
A The conclufion of the Lord's prayer (which is, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever, amenr. teacheth us, to take our encouragement in prayer from God only, and in our prayers to praife him, afcribing kingdom, this day: to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerufalem, and unto all Ifrael that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou haft driven them, becaufe of their trefpafs that they have trefpaffed against thee. v. 8. O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to cur kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have finned against thee. V. 9. To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveneffes, though we have rebelled against him. v. 16. O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerufalem, thy holy mount.in: because for our fins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerufalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us. V. 17. Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy fervant, and his fupiplications, and cause thy face to fhine upon thy fanctuary that is defolate, for the Lord's fake. v. 18. O my God,incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our defolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not prefent our fupplications before thee for our righteoufnels, but for thy great mercies. v. 19. O Lord hear, O
thine own fake, O my God: for thy city, and thy people are called by thy name.
n Luke xi. 4. And forgive us our fins for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us.-Matth. xviii. 35. So likewife fhall my heavenly Father do alfo unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trefpaffes.
106. Matth. vi. 13. 0
p Matth. xxvi. 41. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the fpirit indeed is willing,
but the flesh is weak.
q 2 Cor. xii. 7. And left I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, left I should be exalted above measure. v. 8. For this thing I befought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me..
107: Matth. vi. 13.
Dan. ix. 4. And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confeffion, and faid, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant, and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments. v. 7. O Lord, righteoufnefs belongeth unto thee, but unto us confufion of faces, as at
kingdom, power, and glory to him t. And, in teftimony of our defire, and affurance to be heard, we say, Amen v.
O Lord forgive, O Lord, hearken and do, defer not, for thine own fake, O my God: for thy city, and thy people are called by thy name.
ti Chron. xxix. 10. Wherefore David bleffed the Lord before all the congregation: and David faid, Bleffed be thou, Lord God of Ifrael our father, for ever and ever. V. II. Thine, O Lord, is the greatnefs, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the Majefty: for all that is in the heavens and in the earth, is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. V. 12. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou
reigneft over all, and in thine hand is power and might, and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give ftrength unto all. v. 13. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
I Cor. xiv. 16. Elfe when thou fhalt blefs with the fpirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned, fay Amen at thy giving of thanks, feeing he underftandeth not what thou fayeft? Rev. xxii. 20. He which teftifieth these things, faith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even fo, come, Lord Jefus. v. 21. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
The TEN COMMANDMENTS,
YOD fpake all these words, faying, I am the Lord thy God,
the houfe of bondage.
I. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing, that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyfelf to them, nor ferve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, vifiting the iniquity of the Fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me and fhewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments,
III. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain : for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
IV. Remember the Sabbath-day, to keep it holy. Six days fhalt thou labour, and do all thy work. But the feventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy fon, nor thy daughter, thy man-fervant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy ftranger that is within thy gates. For in fix days the Lord made heaven and earth, the fea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord bleffed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
V. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
VI. Thou shalt not kill.
VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
VIII. Thou shalt not fteal.
IX. Thou shalt not bear falfe witnefs against thy neighbour.
X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's houfe, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-fervant, nor his maidfervant, nor his ox, nor his afs, nor any thing that is thy neigh
The LORD'S PRAYER Matth. vi.
UR Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be the name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive us our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil : For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jefus Chrift his only Son our Lord, which was conceived by the Holy Ghoft, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he de fcended into hell *, the third day be arofe again from the dead, he afcended into heaven, and fit teth on the right hand of God the Father Almigh ty, from thence he fhall come to judge the quick and the dead, I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic church, and communion of faints, the forgiveness of fins, the refurrection of the body, and the life everlafting. Amen.
* i. e. Continued in the ftate of the dead, and under the power of death till the third day.
O much of every queftion, both in the Larger and Shorter Catechism,
S is as maketh an en
fition or fentence in itself, to the end the learner may further improve it upon all occafions, for his increase in knowledge and piety, even out of the courfe of catechifing, as well as in it.
And albeit the fubftance of the doctrine comprised in that abridgment, commonly called the Apostles Creed, be fully fet forth in each of the Catechifms, fo as there is no neceffity of inferting the creed itself; yet it is here annexed, not as though it were compofed by the apostles, or ought to be efteemed canonical fcripture, as the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer, (much lefs a prayer, as ignorant people have been apt to make both it and the Decalogue), but because it is a brief fum of the Chriftian faith, agreeable to the word of God, and anciently received in the churches of Christ.
John vi. 37. All that the Father hath given me, fhall come unto me; and him that cometh unto me, I will in no wife cast out.
SUM OF SAVING
HEAD I. Our woful condition by nature.
The ufe of Saving Knowledge.
I. For convincing of fin by the law 2. Of righteousness by the law.
3. Of judgment by the law.
For convincing of fin, righteousness, and judgment by the gospel.
Warrants and Motives to Believe.
I. God's hearty invitation.
2. His earnest request to be reconciled.
3. His command, charging all to believe.
4. Much affurance of life given to believers, &c.
Evidences of true Faith.
1. Conviction of the believer's obligation to keep the moral law." 2. That the believer practife the rules of godliness and righteousness. 3. That obedience to the law run in the right channel of faith in Chrift 4. The keeping of firait communion with Chrift the fountain of all grac and good works.
For frengthening the believer in faith and obedience, by thefe wi