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Q: 38. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at the resurrection?

A. At the resurrection, believers, being raised up in gloryw, shall be openly acknowledged and acquitted in the day of judgment x, and made perfectly blessed in full enjoying of God y to all eternity z.

Q. 39. What is the duty which God requireth of man?

A. The duty which God requireth of man, is obedience to his revealed will a.

Q. 40. What did God at first reveal to man for the rule of his obedience?

A. The rule which God at first revealed to man, for his obedience, was the moral law b.

Q.41 vet in my flesh shall I fee God: v. 2 1 Theff. ir. 17. Then we who 27. Whom I shall fee for myself, and are alive and remain, shall be caught mine cyes thall behold, and not an up together with them in the clouds, other; though myrcins be consum- to meet the Lord in the air: and so ed within me.

shall we ever be with the Lord, F. 38. z 1 Cor. xv. 43. It is foun in 18. Wherefore comfort one another dishonour, it is railed in glory: it is with these words. sown in weakness, it is raised in 39. a Micah vi. 8. He hath they. power.

ed thee, O man, what is good; and * Mat. xxv.. 23. His lord said un- what doth the Lord require of thee, to him, Well done, good and faith- but to do justly, and to love mercy, ful servant; thou haft been faithful and to walk humbly with thy God? over a few things, I will make thice i Sam. xv. 22. And Samuel faid, ruler over many things: enter thou Hath the Lord as great delight in into the joy of thy lord. Mat. x. 32. burnt-offerings and sacrifices, as is Whosoever therefore shall confess obeying the voice of the Lord? Beme before men, him will I confess hold, to obey is better than facrifice; also before my Father which is in and to hearken, than the fat of rams. heaven.

40. b Rom. ii. 14. For when the ga John iii. 2. Beloved, now are Gentiles, which have not the lav, we the fons of God, and it doth not do by nature the things contained in yet appear wiat we shall be: but we

the law, these having not the law, know, that when he shall appear, are a law unto themselves: V. 15. we shall be like him: for we shall fee Which thew the work of the law him as lie is. 1 Cor. xiii. 12. For written in their hearts, their connow we see through a glass, darkly; fcience also bearing witnefs, and but then face to face: now I know their thoughts the mean while acin part; but then shall I know even cusing, or else excufing one another. "as also I am known.

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0.41. Wherein is the moral law fummarily comprehended?

A. The moral law is summarily comprehended in the ten commandments c.

Q. 42. What is the sum of the ten commandments?

A. The sum of the ten commandments is, To love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our foul, with all our strength, and with all our mind; and our neighbour as ourselves d.

Q. 43. What is the preface to the ten commandments?

A. The preface to the ten commandments is in these words, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondagee.

Q. 44. What doth the preface to the ten commandments teach us?

A. The preface to the ten commandments teacherh us, That because God is the Lord, and our God, and Redeemer; therefore we are bound to keep all his commandments;.. Q. 45. Which is the first commandment?

A. The

righteousness which is of the law, grant unto us, that we being delithat the man which doth thofe vered out of the hands of our enethings, shall live by them. mies, might ferve him without fear,

41. c Deut. x. 4. And he wrote v.75. in holiness and righteousness on the tables, according to the first before him, all the days of our life. writing, the ten commandmenis, 1 Pet. i: 15. But as he which hath which the Lord spake unto you in called you is holy, so be ye holy in the mount, out of the midst of the all manner of conversation; v. 16. fire, in the day of the assembly: and Because it is written, Be ye holy, for the Lord gave them unto me. I am holy. v. 17. And if


call on 42. . Mat. xxii. 37. Jesus said un the Father, who without respect of to him, Thou shalt love the Lord persons judgeth according to every thy God with all thy heart, and with mans work, pass the time of your all thy soul, and with all thy mind. sojourning here in fear: v. 18. Forv.38. This is the first and great com- asmuch as ye know that ye were not mandment. v. 39. And the second redeemed with corruptible things, is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy as silver and gold, from your vain neighbour asthyself. v.40. Onthele converfation, received by tradition two commandments hang all the from your fathers; v. 19. but with law and the prophets.

the precious blood of Christ, as of a 43. e Exod. xx.2.

lamb without blemish and without 44:f Luke i. 74. That he would spot.


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A. The first commandment is, Thou shalt have no other gods before Meg.

Q. 46. What is required in the first commandment?

A. The first commandment requirech us to know, and acknowledge God to be the only true God, and our Godb; and to worship and glorify him accordingly i.

Q:47. What is forbidden in the first commandment?

A. The first commandment forbiddeth the denyingk, or not worshipping and glorifying the true God, as Godl, and our God m; and the giving that worship and glory to any other, which is due to him alonen,

Q. 48. What are we specially taught by these words (B? fore Me) in the first commandment?

A. These words (Before Me) in the first commandment, teach us, That God, who seeth all things, taketh notice of,


45.8 Exod. xx. 3.

said in his heart, There is no God: 46.bi Chron.xxviii, 9. And thou, they are corrupt, they have done aSolomon my son,know thou the God bominable works, there is none that of thy father, and serve him with a

doth good. períect heart, and with a willing ! Rom. i. 21. Because that when mind: for the Lord searcheth all they knew God, they glorified him hearts, and understanderh all the i-. not as God, neither were thankful, maginations of the thoughts: if thou but became vain in their imaginatifeek him, he will be found of thee; ons, and their foolish heart was darkbut if thou forsake him, he will cast ned. thce off for ever. Deut. xxvi. 17. m Pfa. lxxxi. 10. I am the Lord Thou haft avouched the Lord this thy God, which brought thee out oi day to be ihy God, and to walk in the land of Egypt: open thy mouth his ways, and to keep his statutes, wide, and I will fill it. v. 11. But and his commandments, and his my people would not hearken to my judgments, and to hearken unto his voice: and Israel would none of me. voice.

» Rom. i. 25. Who changed the i Mat. iv. 10. Then faith Jesus truth of God into a lie, and worship unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: ped and served the creature more for it is written, Thou shalt worship than the Creator, who is blessed for the Lord thy God, and him only ever, Amen. v. 26. For this casie thalt thou serve. Pfa. xxix. 2. Give God gave them up unto vile atfes, unto the Lord the glory due untó tions: for even their women did his name; worfhip the Lord in the change the natural use into that beauty of holiness.

which is against nature. 47, Pfa, xiv, 1. The fool hath

and is much displeased with, the sin of having any other god o.

Q. 49. Which is the second commandment?

A. The second commandment is, 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 thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, vifiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children ynto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me: and Thewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandmentsp.

Q. 50. What is required in the second commandment?

A. The second commandment requireth the receiving, observing and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worThip and ordinances as God hath appointed in his word q.

Q.51. What is forbidden in the second commandment?

A. The second commandment forbiddeth the worshipping of God by images r, or any other way not appointed in his


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48. Ezek, viii. 5. Then said he Mat. xxviii. 20. Teaching them to unto me, Son of man, lift up thine observe all things whatsoever I have eyes now the way towards the north:' commanded you, and lo, I am with fo I lift


you alway, even unto the end of the ward the north, and behold, north- world. Amen. Acts ii. 42. And they ward at the gate of the altar, this continued stedfastly in the apostles idol of jealousy in the entry. v, 6. doctrine and fellowship, and in He said furthermore unto me, Son breaking of bread, and in prayers. of man, feest thou what they do? 51. Deut. iv.15. Take ye thereeven the great abominations that fore good heed unto yourselves (for the house of lfrael committeth here, ye faw no manner of similitude on that I should go far off from my fanc- the day that the Lord spake unto tuary? but turn thee yet again, and you in Horeb, out of the midst of thou shalt fee greater abominations, the fire) v. 16. Lest ye corrupt &c, to the end of the chapter. yourselves, and make you a graven 49. p. Exod. xx. 4, 5, 6.

image, the fimilitude of any figure, 50. 9 Deut. xxxii. 46. And he the likeness of male or female, v. 17. faid unto them, set your hearts The likeness of any beast that is on unto all the words which I testify the earth, the likeness of any wingamong you this day: which ye shall ed fowl that fieth in the air, v. 18. command your children to observe Thelikeneis of anything that creepto do all the words of this law. eth on the ground, the likeness of a



Q. 52. What are the reasons annexed to the second commandment?

A. The reasons annexed to the second commandment are, God's sovereignty over ust, his propriety in usv, and the zeal he hath to his own worship w.

Q. 53. Which is the third commandment?

A. The third commandment is, Thou shalt not take the Dame of the Lord thy God in vajn: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain *.

What is required in the third commandment? A. The third commandment requireth the holy and reverend use of God's namey, titles z, attributes a, ordinan


Q. 54.

ny fish that is in the waters beneath thing foever I command you, obthe earth: v. 19. And let thou lift serve to do it: thou shalt not add up thine eyes unto heaven, and thereto, nor diminish from it. when thou leest the sun, and the 52. Pfa.xcv. 2. Let us come bemoon, and the stars, even all the fore his presence with thansgiving, host of heaven, should it be driven and make a joyful noise unto him to worship thein, and serve the.n, with psalms. v. 3. For the Lord is which the Lord thy God hath di. a great God, and a great King a. vided unto all nations under the bove all gods. v.6. O come let us whole heaven. Exod. xxxii. 5. And worihip and bow down: let us kneel when Aaron saw it, he built an als before the Lord our maker. tar before it: and Aaron made pro v Pfal. xlv. 11. So thail the King clamation, and said, Tomorrow is greatly desire thy beauty: for he is a fealt to the Lord. v. 8. They thy Lord, and worship thou him. have turned aside quickly out of the w Exod. xxxiv. 13. But ye shall way which I commanded them; destroy their altars, break their i. they have made them a molten calf, mages, and cut down their groves. and have worshipped it, and have v. 14. For thou shalt worship no ofacrificed thereunto, and iaid, Thele ther god: for the Lord, whofe be thy gods, O Israel, which have name is Jealons, is a jealous God. brought thee up out of the land of 53. * Exod. xx. 7. Egypt.

54. y Mat. vi. 9. After this mans Deut. xii. 39. Thou shalt not ner therefore pray ye: Our Father do fo unto the Lord thy God: for which art in heaven, hallowed be every abomination to the Lord thy name, --- Deut. xxviii. 58. If which he hateth, have they done thou wilt not observe to do all the unto their gods: fòr even their sons words of this law that are written and their daughters they have burnt in this book, that thou mayft fear in the fire to their gods, v.32. What this glorious and fearful name,


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