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Almighty, 2. Why is God said to be Almighty?

A. Because he can do what he will, Pfal.cxv. 3. But our God is in the Heavens, be batb done whatsoever be pleased. Psal. cxxxv. 6. Wharfree ver the Lord pleased, that did be in beaven and in earth, in the Seas and all deep places. Matth.xix. 26. But Jesus bebeld them, and said unto tbem, with men this is impoffible, but with God all things are possible.

2. How doth God do what he will?

A. Only by willing it should be done, Matth. viii. 3. And Jesus put fortb bis band and touched him, saying, I will, be thou clean; and immediately bis leproste was cleansed. Mar. vii. 34, 35. And looking up to Heaven be figbed, and faith unto him Ephpharba, that is, be opened; and straitway bis ears were opened, and the string of bis tongue was lo fed, and be spake plain. Gen. i. 3. And God said, let there be light; and there was light.

Q. Can none then resist his Will?

A. No, Rom. ix. 19. Thou wilt say then unto me, why dotb be.yet find fault? for who hasbi refifted bis will? Tit. i. 2. In bope of eternal life, whicb God that cannot lie promised before the World began. Heb. vi. 18. That by two immutable things in which it was imposible for God to lie, we might have a strong confolation, who have fled for refuge to lay bild upon the bupe set before us.

Q. What follows from God's being Almighty?

A. i That we should submit to his will, Mar siv. 36. And he said. Abba, Father, all things are poffble unto thee, take away this cup from me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what thou wilt.

2. Fear me thus

2. Fear him, Matth. x. 28. And fear not them which kill the-Body, but are not able to kill the Soul: but rather fear him, which is able to destroy both Soul and Body in Hello

3. And trust on him, Pfal. xxxvii. 3, 4, 5. Trust in the Lord, and do good, so Malt thou dwell in the Land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thy self also in the Lord, and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord : trujt also in bim, and be shall bring it to pass.

Maker of Heaven and Earth. 2. What is meant by Heaven and Earch?

A. The whole world wich all things in it, A&s 27. 24. God that made the World, and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and carth, dwelleth not in Temples made with hands.

Q. What did he make all things of?

A. Of nothing, Gen. i. 1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Q. How did he make them?

A. By his word, Gen. i. 3. And God said, let there be light, and there was light. Heb. xi. 3. Through Faitb we understand that the Worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are Seen were not made of things which do appear.

Q. How long was he making it?

A. Six Days; that we may better discern his Wisdom and Power it it, Light and Plants were before the Sun.

Q. Why did God make all things?

A. For his own Glory, Prov. xvi. 4. The Lord hath made all things for himself : pea even the wicked for the day of evil. Rom. ix. 20. Nay but, O Man, who art thou that repliest against God Mall the thing fomed say to him that formed it, why haft thou made

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l. What follows from hence?

A. 1. That God is the Lord of Hosts, Gen. ii. I. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all rbe Host of them. A&s xvii. 24. God that made the World, and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and carsh, dwelleth not in Temples mado with hands.

2. That we ought to admire and praise him, Pfal. cxlviii. 5, 6. Let them praise the name of the Lord: For he commanded and they were created. He barb also established them for ever and ever : He hash made a Decree which foall not pass. Apoc. iv. 11. Thou are worthy, O Lord, to receive Glory and Honour and Power: for thou haft created all things, and for the Pleasure they are and were created.

3. Obcy and serve him, i Cor. vi. 10. For are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit

, which are God's. Pfal. xcv. 6. O come, let us worship and bow down : Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

l. Doth God still uphold the World?

A. Yes, Heb. i. 3. Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by bimself purged our Sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. Aas xvii. 28. For in him

ts we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own Poets have said, for we are also his Of. Spring. Rom. xi. 36. For of him, and through bim, and to him are all things; to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

0. Doth he also order all things?

A. Yes, Eph. i. 11. In whom also we have obtain. ed an Inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the Councel of his own Will. John v. 17. But Jesus ansivered them,

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Q. Can nothing happen without his Providence?

A. No, Matth. x. 29, 36. Are not two Sparrows fold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very Hairs of your

Head are all nimbred. Piov, xvi. 33. The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord. Exod. xxi. 13. And if a Man lie not ix wast, but God deliver him into his hand, then I wvill appoint thee a place whither he shall flée. Deut. xix. 4, 5. And this is the case of the payer which shall filee thither tbat he may live; Whofo killeth his Neighbour ignorantly, whom he hated not in time past, as when a Man goeth into the Wood with his Neighbour, to hew wood,

and his hand ferchęth a stroke with the to cut down the Tree,and the Head sippeth from ihe Helve, and lighreth upon his Neighbour that he die; he shall flee unto one of those Cities, and live.

Q. What use is to be made of this?

A. 1. To thank God for a l things we have, 1 Thef. v.18. In every thing give thanks : for this is the will of God

in Christ Jejus concerning you. 2. To submit to his Will, í Sam, ii, 18. And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, it is the Lord : let him do what seemeth him good. Job i. 21. And Job said, Naked came i

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of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither : the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.

3. To love and please him, Rom. viii. 28. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to bis purpose.

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0. Who is he that is here called Fesus?
A. Our Saviour.

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Q: When was this Name given him?

A.. At his Circumcision, Luc. i. 31. And behold, thou Malt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and Malt call his name Jesus. Luc. ii, 21. And when eight days were accamplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was lo named of the Angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Q. Why is he called Jefus?

A. Because he is our Saviour, Matth. i. 21. And me mall bring forth a Son, and thou Biale call his Name Jesus. For be Mall save his people from their Sins.

Q. Is he our only Saviour
A Yes, A&. iv, 12. Neither is there Salvation in

other, for, there is none other Name under Heaven given among Men, whereby we must be saved. 1 Tim. ii. s. For șhere is one God, and one Mediator between God and Men, the Man Chrif Jefusa

Q. Is he able to save us all?

A. Yes, Heb. vii. 25. Wherefore he is abla alfo te Save them to the uttermoft, that come unto God by bim, feeing he ever liveth to make Intercesion for them. John v. 17. But Jesus answered them, my Father worketh bisherto, and I work.

Q. Why is he alone able to do it?

A. Because he only is both God and Man, Martha i. 23. Behold a Virgin shall be with Child, and fall bring forth a Son, and they pall call bis Nams Emmanuel, which being interpreted, is God with use

Q. What Ule is to be made of this ?

A. 1. Hence we are to trust in him only for Sale vation and all things necessary to it, its v. 31. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be 4 Prince and a Saviour, for to give Repentance 10. Ifracl, anda Forgiveness of Sins.

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