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Catechisme
of the severall Heads
of Christian Religion,

Gathered together in
Question and Answer, it being
intended onely for private
use, but now published for
the good and benefit of others,
by the importunitie of some friends.

By Dorothy Burch,
living at Stroud in Kent.

INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Rom. 14. 13. “Let us not therefore judge one another any
more: but judge this rather, that no man
put a stumbling block, or an occasion to
fall in his brothers way.”

1646-05-12May 25 London;
Printed by Matthew Simmons for John
Hancock
in Popes-head-Alley.
16461646.

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To the Christian Reader.

Christian Friend,
by importunitie of some
friends, and for the benefit
of thy selfe, and all
those that shall be pleased
to peruse this small Book,
by the way of question and answer; I have
propounded many very necessary questions
with their answers, necessary to be knowne
and learned of every good Christian. When
I first collected them together, I had no
thought of putting them in print, but by
reason of the Minister of the Parish where
I live, because my selfe and others will not
honour him in the way he is in, albeit the
way, he said, descended from Rome, yet he
hath ever since in publicke and private,
laboured to make me and others, odious in A2 the A2v
the eyes of the people, albeit formerly I was
well accounted of him, yet now he reviles
me and others almost where ever he comes;
my selfe heard him say, that wee were poore
ignorant simple people, and as concerning
God wee knew nothing, (which thing I desire
God to pardon in him) which much
grieved mee to heare, not in respect of my
selfe, for I thinke my selfe not worthy to be
one of them which he so vilifies, which are
a knowing people, and precious in the sight
of God. The Lord hath promised to teach
his people, though not all alike; it came in
my minde to see what God had taught me;
I set pen to paper, and asking my selfe
questions, and answering of them, which
one of neere relation to me, seeing them,
desired they might be put in print, which
I held not necessary, because I feare the
weaknesse of the worke, yet through their
perswasion I was contented for three causes.

First, To vindicate the honour of my
God, whose honour I desire to stand for to
the death, which hath promised to teach him with A3r
with the teachings of his own Spirit, and
will not let them be so ignorant, that they
shall know nothing of him, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Heb. 8. 10.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Isai. 54. 13.

The second Reason is, that my selfe and
other Christians may be able in some measure
to answer every one which shall demand
a reason of the faith and hope that
is in us, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.I Pet. 3. 15.

Thirdly and lastly, that is may doe good
to my children, whose good I must and will
desire as my own: if any gaine any good
or profit by it, I desire God may have all
the honour and praise thereof, and so I
rest

Thy friend in Christ,


Dorothy Burch.

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Catechisme

of the severall Heads
of Christian Religion.

Question
What is God?

Answer
God is a spirit that hath his being
of himselfe, without beginning
and ending of his dayes, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joh. 4. 24.

Q What are the workes of God?

A The Creation of the world, and all things
therein, and preserving them by his providence,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Gen. 1.21.

Q How did he create the world, and all things
therein?

A He spake the word, & it was done, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Gen.1.3.

Q In what state did he make man?

A He created him in his own image, in righteousnesse,
and true holinesse, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Gen. 1. 26.

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Q How came they to lose that glorious estate?

A By the subtilty of the Devill, in perswading
the Woman to eat of the forbidden fruit,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Gen. 3. 1, 2. & 4.

Q How did the Devill, or the Devill in the Serpent,
deceive our first parents?

A By telling them they should be as Gods,
knowing good and evill; so thinking to be
as God they lost all that Image they had of
God, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Gen. 3. 5.

Q What came to them by eating thereof?

A The Lord said to them, in the day that
they should eate thereof they should dye the
death, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Gen. 2. 17.

Q What death was it, the death of the body, or
the death of the soule, or both?

A Of both: and none can escape this punishment
but such as were before eleted in Jesus
Christ
, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Ephes. 1. 4. For whom Christ suffered,
and by death freed them from this death.

Q What was the reason they dyed not?

A They dyed in the decree of God, although
their death was not then executed.

Q Did God elect, who should be saved before the
world was made?

A Yes; he did elect before the world was
made who should be saved by Christ, so that
they which are not in Christ, both these deaths A5r
deaths doe lye upon them, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Ephes. 1. 4.

Q How can it be said, the soule can dye, seeing
God breathed in them living souls, which breath
he breathed not into other creatures?

A To be absent from the life which is in
Christ, is the death of the soule, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joh. 3. 36.
& 10. 10.

Q What priviledge have they that have their life
in Christ?

A The greatest and happiest priviledge in the
world, all other priviledges are but as shadowes
to this great substance.

Q In what doth their happinesse consist?

A Christ is to them, wisdome, righteousnesse,
sanctification, and redemption, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1 Cor. 1. 30.

Q How is Christ said to be all this to his people?

A Christ came into the world to take all our
sinnes upon him, and to give his graces to us
by imputation, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joh. 1. 16.

Q What was the cause Christ hath done this for
his people?

A It was God the Fathers will to send his
Sonne into the world, and Christ his Sonne
was willing to doe the will of his Father,
to suffer for his people, that they might be
saved, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Matth. 26. 39.

Q What did he suffer for his people?

A The losse of the honour which he had of
God his Father, and tooke on him our nature,ture, A5v
and our sinnes, and suffered for them,
to fulfill the Law in perfect holinesse, that he
might present us holy without spot, so wee
are comely with the comelinesse that he hath
put upon us, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.2 Cor. 5. 21. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Ephes. 5. 26, 27.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Ezek. 16. 14.

Q Could not God have pardoned the sinnes of his
people, if Christ had noto come and paid what
their sinnes had deserved?

A God is a God of justice as well as of mercy,
and in sending his Sonne he shews himselfe
so to be in punishing of sinne, although
in his Sonne it shews his great mercy in sending
his Sonne to die for his people.

Q Was Jesus Christ made man in the flesh, and
God in the Spirit?

A No; then he could not have been perfect
man, and could have but redeemed mans body,
and no more; but he was perfect man in
soule and body, and perfect God also; so he
was of two natures, divine and humane,
not mixt together, but joyned together,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Isai. 9. 9.

Q Why must Christ be God and man?

A Because man had sinned, and man must suffer
for sinne; he must be God, or else his sufferings
had not been of an infinite value;
and also to uphold him in his suffering, it
was of necessitie that he should be God.

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Q Could the suffering of Christ which was but
short, make up the breach with God, betwixt a
holy God and an unholy people?

A Yes, seeing Christ suffered, it was more then
if all the world had suffered for ever, and
God was satisfied with it, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Isai. 53. 11.

Q Is there no other way for people to be saved, but
by Jesus Christ alone? will not good workes justifie
us?

A No: neither repentance, nor faith, fasting,
nor prayer, all these are not of value to justifie
us before God, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Rom. 4. 4, 5. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Rom. 5. 8,
9, 10.

Q Why are they not able?

A Because our best workes are as menstruous
clothes; they are so far from justifying us,
that if we trust in them, they will condemne
us: Paul durst not appeare before God trusting
in his own righteousnesse, although he
out-stript many now alive; for as he saith
of himself concerning the law he was blamelesse,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Phil. 3. 6. & 8. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Isai. 64. 6.

Q Why doe the people of God doe good workes,
seeing they justifie not?

A We ought to doe good workes for severall
Reasons; as,

  • 1 Because it is Gods command that we should
    walke circumspectly, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Ephes. 5. 15. and to be
    perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect,
    INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mat. 5. 48.
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  • 2 Good workes are for the glory of God
    Christ saith; “Let your light so shine before men
    that they may see your good workes, and glorifie
    your Father which is in heaven”
    , INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mat. 5. 49
    see also INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Thes. 1. 11, 12.
  • 3 If we should not be holy, it were unsutable
    to our profession, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1 Thes. 2. 12.
  • 4 Because they are for the edification, benefit,
    and comfort of others, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1 Thes. 3. 8, 9. they
    cause the Lords to be thankfull to God for
    us, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.2 Thes. 1. 3.
  • 5 Because they make much for the comfort
    of the Saints, who enjoy a sweet communion
    with God in obeying God, “In keeping
    them there is great reward,”
    INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Psal. 19. 11.
  • 6 Good workes are a second evidence of our
    being in Christ; God hath chosen you to
    salvation through Sanctification of the Spirit,
    and beliefe of the truth, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.2 Thes. 2. 13.
    INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mat. 7. 21. Yet the Spirit of God is the first
    and chiefest evidence to us of our salvation;
    “The Spirit it selfe beareth witnesse with our spirit,
    that we are the children of God”
    , INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Rom. 8. 16.

Q What may be said to be good workes?

A These workes may be said to be good in
themselves, as prayer, hearing the Word,
and all other workes of Religion, and yet
not good in the sight of God; for without
faith it is impossible to please God; secondly,ly, A7r
the tree must be good before the fruit can
be good.

Q Is there no good worke good, but in them that
have faith?

A No; wee lost all our goodnesse in Adam
when he fell, wee being in his loynes, and
could not be restored but by the second Adam,
which is Jesus Christ; for what we lost
in Adam, is gained againe onely by Jesus
Christ
, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Rom. 5. 17.

Q What shall they doe which have not faith, seeing
nothing they can doe is pleasing to God?

A They may (if God give them power) use
those meanes which God hath appointed
to get faith.

Q What are the meanes God hath appointed to
beget faith?

A There be five wayes or meanes: First, The
Word preached; secondly, Prayer; thirdly,
societie with his people; fourthly, reading
his Word; fifthly, meditating how ready
God is to shew mercy to them that seek him
in his owne wayes; Consider how ready
Christ was to helpe all when he was on the
earth, did never send any away from him
without helpe; Consider the prodigall,
when he returned to his Father how joyfully
he received him, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Rom. 10. 17. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mat.7.7.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luk. 15. 19. & 20.

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Q Is there not abundance of backwardnesse in our
nature, to use the meanes to get faith?

A Yes, and where there is grace too, witnesse
Paul, who said, “when he would doe good, evill
was present with him”
; but there is strength
in Christ to overcome all lets and hindrances;
and let us consider that dutie which we
are backwardest to doe is most spirituall,
and we stand in the greatest need of, as prayer
and meditation, and so be incouraged
the more in Christ to be exercised in them,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Rom. 7. 15.

Q What is sinne?

A A breach of Gods Lawes and Commandements,
be it in the least want that the Law
requires, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Jam. 2. 10.

Q Are all men under the Law?

A No; Christ came to redeeme his people
from it, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Rom. 10. 4. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Rom. 6. 14.

Q How hath Christ redeemed his people from the
Law?

A By fulfilling it for them in his own person,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Rom. 5. 19, 20. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Rom. 8.2, 3.

Q Was not the Law a Covenant which God made
with his people?

A Yes, it was, the Lord said, “Doe this and live”,
yet they could not keepe it by reason of the
weaknesse which was in them, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Deut. 30. 15,
16.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Deut. 11. 26, 27, 28.

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Q Why doth the Lord call on a people in his Word
to beleeve, and repent, and turne to him, if they
have no power to doe it?

A Because God gave them power; first in Adam,
and therefore may justly require it at
their hands; secondly, it is the way God
hath appointed to bring home his people
to himselfe; thirdly, that it may be a means
to make us see our owne weaknesse, and so
to seek helpe in Christ where it is onely to
be had.

Q Hath not the Lord made a new Covenant
with his people?

A Yes, far different from the old.

Q In what doth it differ?

A In the first Covenant God commands and
gives no power to performe, yet it lies upon
the creature to do it, or else to be accursed;
and this is the Covenant of workes, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Gal. 3.
10.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.2. Cor. 3. 7.

Q What is the new Covenant?

A It is a free Covenant, wherein Christ hath
done all for his people, and doth inable us
to doe what is pleasing to him by the helpe
of his Spirit, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Ezek. 36. 25, 26., 28.

Q What is Election?

A It is the great mercy of God before the world was made, to choose some to be saved
by Jesus Christ, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Ephes. 1.4.

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Q What is Reprobation?

A God in his just judgement to reject some,
to the praise of his justice, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1 Thes.1.9. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Rom.9.
22.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Jude 4. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1 PetPeter.2.

Q What is Justification?

A It is to be discharged and acquitted from
all sinne and transgression, and to stand perfectly
holy before God the Father, in and
alone by Jesus Christ, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Gal. 2. 16.

Q How many sorts are there of Justification?

A Three; first, wee are justified before God
onely by Jesus Christ, for he freely justifies
the godly; secondly, Faith justifies our conscience,
for wee cannot tell untill wee have
faith which witnesseth it unto us; thirdly,
good workes justifie us before men, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Rom. 8.
33, 34.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Rom. 5. 1. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.James 2. 17, 18. consider
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Acts 18. 28. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1. Joh. 2. 22. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1 Cor. 12. 3. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joh. 4.
15. & 5. 1. 4, 5.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Acts 8. 37. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joh. 11. 25, 26.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Rom. 10. 9.

Q What is faith?

A This is a mightie worke of God upon his
people, making the soule so to believe this,
and to rest upon Christ in his full, free, and
eternall love of God to their soules, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joh. 6.
29.
though for the measure it is not in all
the Lords alike.

Q What is Conversion?

A It is to open the eyes, turning the soul from dark- B1r
darknesse to light, from Satan to God, &c.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Acts 26. 18. this is an act of Gods Spirit upon
the spirit of his people, working a thorow
change in them, causing the soule to
looke for and rest upon Jesus Christ onely
for pardon and salvation.

Q What facultie of the soule doth the Lord first
worke upon?

A Upon the understanding, in letting them
see the lost condition of those that are out
of Christ, and the happie condition of them
that are in Christ. The second facultie the
Lord workes on, is the Will, changing it utterly
from all desire of evill to good, which
causeth his judgement to be changed, and
his affections to be changed, and so doth
become a new creature, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Luk. 24. 45.

Q What is the new birth which Christ told unto
Nicodemus, saying, “Except a man be borne
again, he cannot be saved”
.

A It is not a new birth of the body, but of
the mind, making the mind new, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joh.3.5.

Q Can none be saved without this new birth?

A No. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joh. 3. 3. 5, 6, 7.

Q How come children to be saved?

A God is as able to worke it in children as in
others; this new birth is the worke of God
in the creature, and not any worke of the
creature, nor is any saved for any worke of B their B1v
their own. Gods love is free and doth save
whom he pleaseth; we know not how God
saves children, with it or without it, and we
must not presume above what is written,
and if any teach other doctrine, they darken
the free grace of God to people; and such
as doe workes to be saved, are as bad as Papists,
which teach that wee are saved, partly
by workes, and partly by Christ, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Hosea 14.
4.
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1 Cor. 2. 12.

Q Why will the Lord have his people to have this
new birth in them?

A First, Because wee were chosen before the
world was made in Christ, that wee should
be a people zealous of good workes, which
none can be without the Lord worke this
new birth in them; secondly, he will be honoured
of his in this life; for Christ saith;
“He that honoureth me, him will my Father hoour:”
thirdly, he fits his people for heaven
in this life, by working in them this new
birth, this new birth desires new food, and
not old, but hungring and thirsting for spirituall
food, which God will fully satisfie
in heaven, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Ephes. 2. 10.

Q Why doth the Lord fit his people for heaven in
this life?

A Because if he should not give them to thirst
after heaven and holinesse, heaven would seeme B2r
seeme to be a hell to them. Take one that
hath not this new birth in him, and let him
be with people that performe holy duties,
it will be so tedious unto him, that he cannot
indure it; then thinke what he would
doe if he were in heaven, where there is nothing
but holinesse and praising God day
and night.

Q What is Sanctification?

A It is a worke of God in killing sin in all his
people in part, and giving them the graces
of his holy Spirit in part, which makes them
to live a holy life in part, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1 Cor. 13.9.

Q Why is not Sanctification perfected in this
life?

A Because it is the will of God to reserve it
for his people in heaven.

Q What is true Repentance?

A It is a change of the minde from evill to
good, as INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Acts 26.18.,20. And this is a mightie
worke of God upon his people, when he
opens their understandings, and so lets them
see their sins, which was a cause that Christ
did suffer for them that bitter death upon
the Crosse, which causeth them to mourne
as one that mourneth for his first-borne,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Zach. 12. 10.

Q What are the fruits of Repentance?

A An utter hating and loathing of all sinne, which B2v
which God makes knowne to them to be
sinne, which formerly they had loved and
imbraced with delight, and loving and delighting
in the holy wayes of God, and in
the people of God, which they formerly hated
and persecuted, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Zach. 12. 10. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.2 Cor. 7.
10, 11.

Q What is the true love of God in us?

A It is when wee have brought our hearts to
this frame, that wee can doe all that wee
doe in the service of God onely in love to
his Majestie. There are three sorts of services
in the world, and but one right: the first
is as a slave, that doth all he doth for feare of
hell; the second is as a servant that workes
for wages, or else he would not worke; the
third is as a sonne, which workes not for
feare of punishment, nor yet for wages, for
he knows he is free from all punishment,
and heaven is given him for an inheritance,
as a father gives an inheritance to his son,
not because he hath served him, but because
he is his sonne, which causeth him to serve
him with abundance of joy and delight.

Q What causeth a soule to love God?

A Nothing more then the apprehension of
Gods love to his soule, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1 Joh. 4. 19.

Q What is true Prayer?

A It is a powring out of the soule unto God, by B3r
by the helpe of the Spirit of God, asking
things wee want, and returning thankes
for mercies received, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1 SamSamuel. 1. 15. and
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Rom. 8. 26.

Q What is true Patience?

A It is a quiet bearing of the hand of God,
& submitting to all his fatherly chastisements,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Job 1. 21, 22.

Q What is the providence of God?

A It is that by which God ruleth all things
in the world, and nothing comes to passe
by fortune or chance, but onely by his providence,
according to his free will to suffer evill
to bring his own purposes to passe,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mat. 10. 28. & 26. 30. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Acts 2. 23.

Q What may this teach us?

A To eye God in every condition, and not
to looke upon secondary causes; for God
hath a hand in every condition we are in.

Q What is conscience?

A It is part of the minde being renewed,
which causeth feare in Gods people to offend
God in any of their wayes.

Q What is Idolatry?

A It is to worship a false God, or the true
God in a false way, which is not according
to his Word, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Deut. 12. 32.

Q What is it to have true zeale for God?

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A It is to have boldness and courage for God,
and for his truths and wayes, and for nothing
but for his truths and wayes, for there
is much false zeale in the world, they are
zealously affected, but not well, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Gal. 4.
17, 18.

Q What is the whole dutie of man?

A To doe justice, to love mercy, and to
walke humbly with his God, and to doe
unto all men as they would they should
doe unto them, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mat. 6. 8. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mat. 7. 12.

Q What is the dutie of one Christian to another?

A To be ready to doe good one to another,
as well in soule as in body, as one member
in the body is alwayes ready to helpe the
other in every condition, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Ephes. 4. 4.

Q What is the dutie of Christians to their enemies?

A They are not to hate them, but to overcome
their evill with goodnesse, and to
pitie and pray for them, and so doing
they shew themselves to be the children
of God, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.1 Pet.Peter 3. 9. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mat. 5. 44.

Q What is the resurrection?

A It is the raising of all mankinde at the
day of Judgement, then shall Christ joyne
the souls and bodies of his people together,
and then shall they live for ever with him in B4r
in his kingdome, and the wicked with their
souls and bodies joyned together, shall be
cast into hell-fire, where there is weeping
and waling for ever, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Mat. 25. 34., 41.

Q What is the Gospel?

A It is tidings of great joy to all people, that
Christ is given to them of God his father,
as a free gift. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Rom. 14. 5.

Q Who may they thanke that have the gifts of
the Spirit, and the graces thereof?

A God, who is the giver of every perfect
gift, and no creature of it selfe can attaine
to any good, no more then a dead man can
doe the actions of a living man, which wee
know none can doe, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.James 1. 17. INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Eph.2.1.

Q What should this teach us, if all good comes
from God?

A Not to glory in any thing of our selves, as
if it were our owne, but onely in God;
secondly, not to hate them which have not
the graces of God, but pitie them and pray
for them, and use all meanes to doe them
good.

Q Why should wee doe so?

A Because wee are all one by nature, all the
difference is in God, which pardons the
debt in his people which was lost by Adam,
and hath given them a new stock in
the new Adam, which is Jesus Christ, but in some B4v
some he requires that which they had, and
lost in Adam.

Againe, This should teach all his people
to make good use of the spirit of God and
all the graces he hath given them at all times
and in all conditions & in all companies,
and to magnifie the goodnes of their God,
INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Ephes. 4.

Q What is Glorification?

A It is to receive full holinesse and happinesse
and full contentment, with God the
Father and God the Sonne, and all the holy
Angels and Saints, and so remaine with
them for ever in that glorious and happie
condition, INTERNAL ERROR. Please report to wwp@neu.edu that regMe is unmatched.Joh. 17. 24.

Finis.