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Chap. Ii. Of Baptism, and Bread

and Wine 73

Chap. 12.- Of the Life of a Christian

in general, what, and how it ought

to be in this World. ..... 79

Chap. 13. Of Magistracy 98

Chap. 14. Of the Resurrection. . . 102 Chap. 15. A fliort Introduction to

the Confession of Faith. . . . 105 Chap. 16. A Confession of Faith, containing twenty-three Articles . .107 Art. 1. Concerning God, and the

true and saving Knowledge of him. 107 Art. a. Of the Guide and Rule of

Christians 108

Art. 3. Of the Scriptures . . . . 109 Art. 4. Of the Divinity of Christ, and

his Being from the Beginning. . .109 Art. 5. Of his Appearance in the

Flesh. no

Art. 6. Of the End and Use of that

■ Appearance. in

Art. 7. Of the inward Manifestation

of Christ 112

Art. 8. Of the New Birth . . . 112 Art. 9. Of the Unity of the Saints

with Christ 113

Art. 10. Of the Universal Love and

Grace of God to alk . , . .114 Art. 11. Of the Light that enlighten

eth every Man. 115

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CATECHISM, &c.

CHAP. I.

Of GOD, and the true and saving Knowledge of him.

Quest. C^EEING it is a thing unquestioned

"*"" O by all forts of Christians, that the

height of happiness conftfteth in

coming to know and enjoy eternal life; what

is it in the sense and judgment of Clxrist?

A. This is life eternal, that they might John know thee the only true God, and Jesusi7-3■ Christ whom thou hast sent.

O. How doth God reveal this knowledge?

A. For God, who commanded the light »Cor. to shine out of darkness, hath Ihined in4-6our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, in the sace of Jesus Christ.

Q. How many Gods are there?

B A. One

*ph6- A Oae God,

I Cor. We know that an idol is nothing in the 8-4-6- world, aud that there is none other God but one. But to us there is but one God. Q. What is God? John A. God is a spirit.

C^ Among all the blessed, glorious, and divine excellencies of God, which are ascribed and given to him «*. tin- scriptures; what is that which is most needful for us to take notice of, as being the message which the apostles recorded in special manner to declare of him now under the gospel? i John A. This then is the message which we l' 5- have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

O. What are they that bear record in heaven? John A. There are three that bear record in

57\ heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one.

CK How cometh any man ta know God the

Father, according to Chris's words?

Luke A. AM things are delivered to me of

M*"' my Father, and no man knoweth who the

ii. It- Son is, but the Father, and who the Father

'is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son

will reveal him.

John Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the

14 6' * Truth,

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