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bimself without witness, in that be did gond, and gave us rain from Heaven and fruitful Seasons, filling cur bearts with food and gladness. Plal. xix. 1. The Heavens declare the Glory of God; and the Firmament jhewerb bis bandy work. Every Man's Conscience also attests it : Rom. ii. 14, 15. For when the Gentiles which have not the Law, do by nature the things contained in the Law,these baving not the Law, are a law unto themselves, which Theve the work of the Law written in their bearts, their Conscience also bearing witness, and their

Thougbr's the mean while accusing, or else excusing one anot ler. Psal. xiv. 1. The fool bath said in bis beart, there is no God: they are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doth good.

Q. What else doth this Article import?
A. That there is but one God.
2. How do you prove that?

A. Deut. vi. 4. Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord. Ifa. xliv. 6. Tbus saith the Lord tbe King of Israel, and bis Redeemer the Lord of Hofts, I am the First, and I am tbe Laft, and besides me there is no God. Ifa. xlv. 5,6. I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God besides me; I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the Sun, and from the West, that there is none besides me, I am the Lord, and there is none else. 1 Cor. viii. 6, 7. But

6 to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in bim; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. Howbeit, there is not in every Man that knowledge : For some with Conscience of the Idol unto this bour, eat it as a tbing offered unto an Idol; and their Conscience being weak, is defiled.

Q. What is the great Duty you owe to this one God?

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A. To love him above all things: Deut. vi.

And thou shalt love the Lord thy God wish all thine
heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
And to worship and serve him only: Marb. iv. 10.
Tben faith Jesus unto him, Get thee bebind me,
Satun, for it is written, Thou shalt wor; bij ine Lord
thy God, and bim only shalt thou serve.

What is God?
A. Exod. iii. 14. And God said unto Moses, I
àm that I am: and be said, thou shalt say unto the
Children of Israel, I am bath sent me unto you. A
Spirit: Fobn iv. 24. God is a Spirit, and they that
worship bim, must worsbip him in Spirit and in Truth.

Q. What is that?

A. A Substance without Matter or Body. Luc.
xxiv. 39. Bebold my bands and my feet, that it is I
my self: handle me, and see, for a Spirit bath not

Flesh and Bones, as je see me bave. And so not like
to Man: Rom. i. 23. And they changed the Glory
of the uncorruptible God, into an Image made like to
corruptible Man, and to Birds, and four-foated Beasts,
and creeping things:

2. Why then is God said to have a Head and
Hands, &c.?

A. To represent him the better to our Capacities.

9. Is he therefore invisible?

A. Yes. I John iv. 12. No Man bath seen God at any time; if we love one another God dwellerb in 145, and bis Love is perfected in us. Job ix. 11. Lo be goeth by me, and I see bim not.

2. In what Sense then shall we see God?

A. 1 Jobn iii. 2. Beloved, now are we the Sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be ; but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as be is. 1 Cor. xii. 12. For now we see tbrough a Glass darkly ; but



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tben face to face: Now I know in part; but then mall I know even as also I am known. With the Eyes of our Minds, nit of our Bodies; but Christ with our bodily Eyes: fob xix. 26. And though after my skin, Wornis destroy this Body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.

2. What follows from God's being a Spirit?

A. That we should worship him in Spirit and in Truth, John iv. 24. God is a Spirit, and they that worship bim, must worship bim in Spirit and in Truth.

Q. Where is God?

A. Every where, Psal. cxxxix. 7, 8. Whitber fhall I go from thy Spirit? or wbither

shall I flee from tly presence? If I ascend uf into Heaven, rbou art there : If I make my Bed in Hell, bebold, thou art there. Jer. xxiii. 23, 24. Am I a God ar band, . saith the Lord, and not a God afar off. Can any bide bimself in secret places that I shall not see bim? Faiththe Lord: Do not I fill beaven and earth? faith ibeord

2. How then is he said to be in Heaven, and near us? Ifai. lv. 6. Seek ye the Lord while be

may be found, call ye upon bim while he is near.

A. Because he manifefteth himself to us, Exod. xx 24: An Altar of Earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice ibereon tby Burnt-Offerings, and thy Peace-Offerings, tby Sheep and thine Oxen: In all Places where I record my Name, I will come unto thee, and I will bless thec.. Matth.xviii

. 20. For where two or three are gathered together in my Name, there am I in the midst of them.

0. Doth he then know all things ?

A. Most perfectly, Psal. cxlvii. 5. Great is our Lord, and of great power ; bis understanding is infinite.

2. How doth that appear?

A. Psal. cxxxix. 2, 3, 4. Thou knoweft my downsetting, and my up-rising, thou understandeft my thoughts afar off. Thou compafleft my path, and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my Tongue, but lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. Heb. iv. 13. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his fight: but all things are naked, and opened unto the eyes of bin with whom we have to do.

Q. Can it be proved from Reason?

A. Yes, because he made and preserves all things, Gen. i. 31. And God saw every thing tbat be bad made, and behold it was very good; and the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Plal. cxxxix. 15, 16. My substance was not bid from thee, when I was made in secret ; and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance yet being unperfect, and in thy Book all my Members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

2. What use must we make of this?

A To be sincere and pious in all things, i Chron. xxviii. 9. And thou, Solomon my Son, know thou the God of thy Father, and serve him with a perfet beart, and with a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all bearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the Thoughts: If thou seek him, be will be found of thee; but if thou for fake bin, be will cast thec off for ever.

In God the Father Q. Why God the Father?

A. Because the word, God, hath respect to ali three Persons.


Q. How

Q. How do you prove there are three Persons,
A Matth. xxvii. 19. Go

je therefore and teach all Nations, baptizing tben in the name of tbe Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghoft, 2 Cor. xiii. 14 The grace of tbe Lord Jesus Chrift, and the love of God, and the communion of tbe Holy Gbost be with you all. Amen.

2. Are they three Gods?

A. No, but one, 1 Fob v.7. For there are three that bear record in Heaven, the Faiber, ibe Word, And the Holy Ghost; and these three are one. Joh. x. 30. I and my Father are one.

Q. Why do we use the word, Person, to distinguish them?

A. Because the Holy Ghost useth it, Heb.i. 3. Whn being the brightness of bis Glory, and the exfress image of his Person, and upholding all things by'the word of bis Power, when be had by bimself purged our fins, sat down on the right band of the. Majesty on high.

2 Why do we put the Father first?

A. Because he is first in Order, Matth. xxviii. 19. Go ye therefore and teach all Nations, baptizing ben in the name of the Father, and of ide Son, and of the Holy Gboft. Joh. vii. 29. But I know bim, for I am from bim, and be bath sent

Q. Why is h: called the Father?

A. He is Christ's Father, Eph. i. 3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blesse.t 11s with all spiritual blessings in beavenly places in brist: And in him Ours. Joh. xx. 17. Jefus faith unto her. Torch me not; for I am not yet afcended to siły Father : but go to niy brethren and

my say unto them, I afcenduntn miy Father and your Fa. iber, and to my God and your God.


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