AN ENDEAVOVR OF Making the Principles of Christian Religion, namely the Creed, the ten Commandements, the LORDS Prayer, and the Sacraments, plaine and easie: Tending to the more speedy instruction of the meanest capacities, and weakest memories. And for the making triall also of their understand­ings, who though they have attained some measure of saving knowledge, yet through the weaknesse of their abilities cannot expresse even that which they doe conceive.

The third Impression.

The Preface is specially to be heeded.

Hos. 4. ver. 6.

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.

Iohn 17. ver. 3.

This is life eternall, to know thee the only true God, and him whom thou hast sent, Iesus Christ.

LONDON: Printed for Thomas Vnderhill at the Bible in Woodstreete. 1644.

A Direction to the Christian Reader, con­cerning the reason and use of this way of Questions and Answers.

CHristian Reader, Thou hast here an endeavour of making the Principles of our Christian Re­ligion plaine and familiar, even to very weak capacities, and easie to be remembred, even by very weak memories.

How fit it is to perform this, though thy own expe­ [...]ce will best inform thee, if thou be pleased to make triall of it toward any thou hast care of, yet thou maist partly conceive, if thou wilt take along with thee the reason of the composition of it in this forme, and the drift aimed at by the Author, which will also direct thee to make right use of it.

VVhereas thou canst not but observe at the firstI view, both a double sort of Answers and a double sort of questions; That is done, because the Author con­ceives that neither sort alone will suffice to drop in knowledge into narrow mouth'd vessels, for whose sake this labour hath been undertaken. Experience hath taught him this, and he is willing to teach it thee better cheape.

For the Answers (to speak of them first) observe inII them first their brevity: secondly, their compleatnesse: thirdly, their [...] 1. One sort of them are un­deniably as breef as may be; only Yes, or No: and yet even they will be of good use for instruction, but espe­cially for triall. 2. Of the other sort also speciall [...]are hath been had, to make them all as short as may be (considering their compleatnesse) that the weakest memory may not justly complaine of burthen.

2. Then for the compleatnesse of these Answers, take notice, 1. That they are all framed into entire senten­ces of themselves, without depending for their sense upon the f [...]regoing questions. Hereby the learner shall have a stock of Divine Truth in his head, even though [Page] he should forget the questions. And withall, this may help to prevent a common error observable in divers learners; who when the sense is shared between the question and the Answer (as for brevities sake it is usuall) forgetting the question, oft give the Answer, which they have learned by rote, to a wrong question, to the great confounding of their understandings: which cannot so easily be here, where the Answer car­ries ever a full sense in it selfe; besides that for the most part it repeats part of the question. 2. These an­swers, though suiting directly to the first or head-que­stion of every division, yet also agree fully to every one of the under-questions, by joyning but the brief An­swer yes, or no, which is placed at the end of the que­stion, & making it the beginning of the larger answer.

3 These answers are also remarkable easie, by reason that there is not a word in any of them, but hath been before in some of the Questions of that division. And so after the learner is but little used to them, he will soon get the answer; as having it altoge­ther or in parcels, put into his mouth before in the Questions, and after he hath once learned them, hee will the easier both understand and remember them upon the rehearsall of the questions again, or even of some of them.III.

Now concerning the Questions. First, as there is1 ever more then one Question belonging to the same division and full answer; so ordinarily and as oft as could be with convenience, the first question is gene­rall, and therefore printed in a different Character, as the answers also are: And then the following que­stions are sub-divisions of that into more particulars, so to help to make the meaning of it more plain. Se­condly,2 where ever the nature of the generall questi­on would fairly beare it, and that it could be without multiplying too many questions under one head, the under-questions are by way of disjunction one crosse to the other, Is it so? or so? directing to own the truth by [Page] answering Yes, & deny the falshood or falshoods (for oftentime they are more then one) by saying No. Yet now and then it could not well be avoided but they must be all of one sort, & so the brief answers of that division, all Yes, or all No. But these are but few if compared with the rest. Thirdly to every question3 there is a proper answer fitted. To the head-question the larger answer suits fully; to the rest, the brief, Yes, or No over against it, besides the light it hath from the larger answer, as was noted before. So that in tea­ching or examining any one question may be asked alone, or at the most borrowing but a word or two out of the foregoing question (which is sometimes left out to spare the trouble of repeating too often the same common and plain words) and even the answe­ring so any one question of a division (if done with un­derstanding & discretion) wil be cleerly so much pro­gresse in the knowledge of divine and saving truth, and lead on fairly to more. Fourthly, the totall4 number of the head questions and larger answers amounts not to any great proportion, and so will be the sooner learned and easilyer remembred: and the under-questions and brief answers, though ma­king the volume swell, yet diminish the difficulty both of understanding and memory: and by the advantage of them, the author hopes that nothing necessary to be known by way of foundation or principle is o­mitted, or left without some clearing.

After all, the method and way of teaching theseIV questions & answers to yong beginners may be this: First, read over to them all the questions of a division1 together, without expecting any answer at all from them at the first. Secondly, then go over the severals,2 and see what answer they can now make to the head­question by having heard the under-questions, con­taining among them the full answer. Thirdly, if they3 cannot doe this, then try whether they can discerne the truth from falshood, by answering yes or no [Page] to the under-questions severally. 4. if this yet be too4 much for them, then reach them those brief answers in order. 5. being perfect in the briefe answers of5 that division (and not before) teach them the larger answer. 6. In examining when they have once lear­ned6 all the answers of a division, ask the head-questi­on twice, namely first and last, that so the larger an­swer may ever be made to the Head-question, and so proceed to another question in due season.

Now the God of all wisdome & grace, who hath gracious­ly promised, that under the kingdom of Christ the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the [...]ord, [...]s the waters cover Esay 12. 9 Esay 54. 13. the sea, and particularly that all our children shall be taught of him: von [...]safe for Iesus Christs sake, and through him our great Prophet his blessing, as upon all other means used by any, so upon these weak indeavours of his [...] thiest ser­vant, that by them, thou (whoever thou art) that thinkest good to attempt the making use of them, maist for thy solfe and thine, si [...]de some help toward the more easie overcoming the conceited inseparable difficulty of making those that are not book learn'd (as the phrase is) attain to any measure of understanding in matters of Religion, so as both thou and they may be both the more willing and able to teach and to learn, untill we all com [...] to the blessed persection promised, Ier. 31. 34 Heb. 8. 11 when there shall be no more need of teaching every man hi, neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord, because all shall know him from the least to the grea­test: comming all in the unity of [...], and of the know­ledge Ephes. 4. 43. of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the mea­sure of the stature of the fulnesse of Christ.

I end with a double suit to thee-One, that according to thy knowledge, thou be carefull to walke humbly, holidy and justly: The other, that receiving any good by this little work, thou pay the Author (though un­known to thee) by affording him a share in thy pray­ers: in which latter he promiseth againe to requite thee whether known or unknown; as being ever

Thine in the Lord Iosia Christ, HERBERT PALMER

Questions and Answers tending to explaine the Articles of the CREED.

Question 1. WHat is a mans grea­test businesse in this world? A. A mans greatest businesse in this world is to a glorifie God, & b save his own soule, a 1 Cor. 6. 20. 1 Cor. 10. 31. b Mat. 16. 26.
Is it to follow the world, and live as hee list?No. 
Or, Is it to glorifie God, and save his own soule?Yes. 
2 Q. How shall a man come to glorifie God and save his own soule? 2 A. They that will glorifie God, and save their owne souls, must needs learn to c know God, and d beleeve in him, and e serve him. c 1 Chro. 28. 9. 2 Thes. 1. 7, 8. d Rom. 4. 20. Heb. 10. 39. e Deu. 10. 12. Rom 6. 22.
Can they do so that are igno­rant?No 
Or, They that do not believe in God?No. 
Or, Do not serve him?No. 
Or, Must they not needs learn to know God? and believe in him, and serve him?Yes. 
Q. Say the Articles of the Be­liefe. A. I beleeve in God, &c.
3 Q. What is it to beleeve in God? 3 A. To beleeve in God, is f to be per­swaded that there is a God, and g to trust in him h as my God, i at all times, k according to his word, f Heb. 11.
Is it not first to be perswaded that there is a God?Yes. 
And, is that enough without trusting in him as my God?No. 
Or, Is it enough to trust in him at some time only?No. 
Or, To trust in him, and not [Page 2] according to his VVord,No.6. g Ps. 78. 22. h Dan. 6. 23. i Ps. 62. 8. k Psa. 56. 4. 10. 11.
Or, Is it to trust in him as my God, at all times, according to his Word?Yes. 
4 Q. What is God? 4. A. God is l a being, m infinite in all perfection. l Exod. 8. 14. m Job 11. 7, 8, 9.
Is he a being, infinite in all perfection?Yes. 
Or, Is he finite and imperfect as all other things are?No. 
5 Q. Are there many Gods?No.5 A. There is but n one God. n 1 Tim. 2. 5. 1 Cor. 8. 4, 5, 6.
Or, Is there but one God?Yes. 
6 Q. How many persons are there in the Godhead? 6 A. There are o three Persons in the God­head, the Father, the Sonne, and the holy Ghost; yet still there is but one God. o 1 Joh. 5. 7.
Are there not three, the Fa­ther, the Sonne, and the holy Ghost?Yes. 
Or, Are there more then three?No. 
Or, Fewer?No 
And, Is there still but one God?Yes. 
7 Q. Is Iesus Christ God?Yes.7 A. p Jesus Christ is God, Rom. 9. 5.
Or, Is he not?Yes. 
8. Q. Which person is Iesus Christ? 8 A. Jesus Christ is q God the Son, r the onely begotten of the Father. q 1 John 5. 20. r John 1. 14, 17.
Is he God the Father?No. 
Or, God the Son?Yes. 
Or, God the holy Ghost?No. 
And, Is he the onely begotten of the Father?Yes. 
9 Q. Is the holy Ghost God?Yes.9 A. The holy Ghost is s God, t equall with the Father and the Sonne. s Act. 5. 3, 4. t Mat. 28. 19.
And, Is he equall with the Father, and the Son?Yes 
Or, Is he not?Yes. 
10. Q. From whom hath God his being? 10. A. God hath his [Page 3] u being onely from himselfe. u Exod. 3. 14.
From himselfe onely?Yes. 
Or, Hath he it from any o­ther?No. 
11 Q. What manner of being hath God? 11 A. God is a x Spi­rit and y hath no bo­dy. x Iohn 4. 24. y Iob 10. 4.
Is God a Spirit?Yes. 
Or, Hath he any body or bo­dily parts, as men and other creatures have?No. 
12 Q. Where is Gods dwelling? 12 A. God is z e­very where, and in all places. z Ierem. 23. 23, 24. Psal. 139. 7. &c.
Doth God dwell onely in Heaven?No. 
Or, Is hee every where in all places?Yes. 
Or, Onely in one place at once?No. 
13 Q. If God be every where, how is it we do not see him? 13 A. God is a in­visible. a 1 Tim. 1. 17. 1 Tim. 6. 16. Iohn 1. 18.
Is God to be seen with a mans bodily eyes?No. 
Or, Is he invisible?Yes. 
14 Q. What, or who is God likeunto? 14 A. God is not b like a man, or any thing to bee seene in the world. b Isai. 40. 18, 25.
Cannot a man make a picture that may be like God, as of an old man sit [...]ing in Heaven?No. 
Or, Is he like any thing to be seen in the world?No. 
15 Q. What perfection of power, or strength is there in God? 15 A. God is c al­mighty, and d can doe all things. c Exod. 6. 3. d Iob. 42. 2.
Is he Almighty? and can he do all things?Yes. 
Or, Is there any thing too hard for him?No. 
16 Q. What perfection of wis­dome or knowledge is there in God? 16 A. God is e most wise, f knowing all things, and g doth all
Is any thing hid from God, which he doth not know?No.[Page 4] things most wisely. e 1 Tim. 1. 17. f Heb. 4. 13. g Psal. 104. 24.
Or, Is he most wise, and know­eth all things?Yes. 
And, Doth he all things most wisely?Yes. 
17 Q. What perfection of holi­nesse is there in God? 17 A. God is most perfect h holy, and i al­loweth not any to sin.
Is he most perfectly holy?Yes. 
Or, Hath he any sin in himself?No. 
Or, Doth he cause any to sin?No. 
Or, Allow any to sin?No. 
18 Q. What perfection of justice, or righteousnesse in there God? 18 A. God is always most k just, and in all things; l whether he punish or spare good or bad, m Punishing all sin either in the sin­ner, n or in Christ the Surety. k Psa. 115. 17. l Job 34. 10, 11, 12, 23. m Mal. 4. 1. n Esa. 53. 6. Rom. 3. 23, 24, 25.
Is he alwayes most just in all things?Yes. 
And, That whether he punish­eth or spareth good or bad?Yes. 
Or, Is there any unjustice or unrighteousnesse in him at any time?No. 
And doth he punish all sin, ei­ther in the sinner, or in Christ the Surety?Yes. 
19 Q. What perfection of mer­cie is there in God? 19 A. God is most o mercifull, both in gi­ving and p forgiving beyond desert. o Psal. 145. 8, 9. p Ex. 34. 6, 7.
Is he most mercifull both in giving and forgiving beyond de­sert?Yes. 
Or, Doth he no more for any of his creatures then they deserve?Yes. 
20 Q. To whom of mankinde [...]oth God show such mercie as to for­give them? 20 A. Gods mercy onely forgiveth those that q repent of their sins, and r beleeve in Christ. q Prov. 28. 13. r John 3. 36.
Doth he shew a like mercy to all?No. 
Or, Doth hee forgive onely those that repent of their sins, and beleeve in Christ?Yes. 
Or, Every one that crieth, Lord [Page 5] have mercy upon me, whether they repent and beleeve, or not?No. 
21 Q. What perfection is there in God in regard of time or conti­nuance? 21. A. God is seter­nall, t from everlast­ing to everlasting, u ha­ving no beginning not end. s 1 Tim. 1. 17. c Psal. 90. 2. u Rev. 1. 8.
Is God eternall from everla­sting to everlasting?Yes. 
Or, Had he any beginning?No. 
Or, Shall he ever have any end?No. 
22 Q. What perfection is there in God, in regard of sted fastnesse or Mutability? 22 A. God is x un­changeably y the same for ever. Notwith­standing the changes he makes in all other things. x Mal. 3. 6. Ja. 1. 17. y Psalm. 102. 26, &c.
Is there any change or change­ablenesse in God?No. 
Or, In any of his perfections?No. 
Or, Is he unchangeably the same for ever?Yes. 
And, That notwithstanding the changes he makes in all other things?Yes. 
23 Q. What perfection of truth or faithfulnes is there in God? 23 A. God is most [...] true, and it is not * possible for him to lie. z Rom. 3. 4. * Tit. 1. 2. Heb. 6. 18. Nu [...]. 23. 19.
Is God most true in all his words?Yes. 
And, Particularly in his pro­mises and threatnings?Yes. 
Or, Is it possible for him to lie?No. 
24 Q. What perfection of bles­sednesse doth God enjoy? 24 A. God is in him­selfe most x blessed e­very way and y for e­ver, x 1 Tim. 6. 15. Act. 17. 25. y Rom. 9. 5.
Doth God want any happi­nesse in himselfe?No. 
Needing the service of any creature?No. 
Or, Can any creature make him unhappy?No. 
Or, Is he in himselfe most blessed every way and for ever?Yes. 
[Page 6]25 Q. What certaine proofe have you that there is a God, such an one as you have acknowledged him to bee? 25 A. I am sure there is a God: because neither of my self nor any thing in the world could z make me, or a preserve me, or b order things that befall mee without God. z Psal. 100. 3. Psal. 139. 13, 14, 15, 16. a Psal. 22. 9, 10. b Iob 1. 21.
Doth not your own very being give you assurance of it?Yes. 
Or, could you your self, or any thing in the world have made you without God?No. 
And, Doth not your preserva­tion make you also sure that there is a God?Yes. 
Or, Could you your selfe, or any thing in the world, preserve you without God?No. 
And, Doth not the ordering of things that befall you also prove assuredly there is a God?Yes. 
Or, Could you your self, or any thing in the world, so order those things that befall you, without God?No. 
26 Q. Who made the world and all things in it? 26 A. God is the c maker of the World, and of all things in it. c Gen. 1. 1. Acts 17. 24.
Is God the maker of all?Yes. 
Or, Were any of them from everlasting, and without a be­ginning?No. 
Or, Did any of them make the rest?No. 
27 Q. How are things preser­ved in the world? 27 A. The power of God is that that d preserveth all things in the World. d Neh. 9. 6. Heb. 1. 3.
Hath any of them, without God, power enough of them­selves to preserve themselves?No. 
Or, One another?No. 
Or, Is it the power of God that preserveth them all?Yes. 
[Page 7]28 Q. How is the world go­verned, & how come things to passe? 28. A. Gods pro­vidence is that that e ruleth all things. e Psal. 103. 19. Iam. 1. 17. Amos 3. 6.
Is it Gods providence that ru­leth all things?Yes. 
Or, Doe chance and fortune rule some things?No. 
Or, Destiny and the course of nature meerly?No. 
Or, Doth any creature rule any thing at its own pleasure?No. 
29 Q. From whence must wee learn to know God and serve him rightly? 29 A. To f know God, and to g serve him rightly, wee must be taught out of Gods Word. f Psal. 19. 1. &c. with 7, 8. g Esay 8. 20.
Can it be of our selves only?No. 
Or, By beholding Gods works of creation, preservation, and providence onely?No. 
Or, Must we be taught it out of Gods Word?Yes. 
30 Q. Which book is Gods word? 30 A. The Bible or the h Scripture of the Old and New Te­stament is the very word of God. h 2 Tim. 3. 16. 2 Pet. 1. 21.
Is the Bible the Scripture of the Old and New Testament the very word of God?Yes. 
Or, Is it meerly the invention of man?No. 
Or, Is any other book besides the Bible the Word of God?  
31 Q. How may it be proved that the Scriptures are the very word of God? 31 A. The Scriptures are sufficiently proved to be Gods Word, by their being wholly to Gods i glory & their k perfection, & l pow­er upon consciences, i Iohn 7. 18. k Psal. 19. 7. l Heb. 4. 12. Psal. 19. 7.
Is their being wholly to Gods glory and their perfection, and their power upon consciences a sufficient proof of it?Yes. 
Or, May all this be, & yet they be but the word of a meer man?No. 
Or, Doe these things agree to any other word or booke not [Page 8] taken out of the Scriptures?No. 
32 Q In what condition was man created by God at first? 32 A. Man was created at the first in a very happy condition, in the m Image of God. m Gen. 1. 26.
VVas he made miserable?No. 
Or, Very happy?Yes. 
In the Image of God?Yes. 
Or, No better then other earthly creatures?Yes. 
33 Q. What was the Image of God in man? 33 A. Gods n I­mage in man stood in the perfection of his immortall soule, and dominion over the creatures. n Gen. 1. 26, 27, 28.
Did it stand in the shape and frame of mans body?No. 
Or, In the perfection of his immortall soule?Yes. 
And, Had he dominion given him over the creatures?Yes. 
Or, VVas any of them, as they are now, rebellious against man?No. 
Or, Hurtfull to him?No. 
34 Q. In what specially did Gods Image in mans so [...]e stand? 34 A. Gods Image in mans soule was spe­cially in a knowledge, p righteousnesse and holinesse. o Col. 3. 10. p E [...]hes. 4. 24.
VVas he created in knowledge?Yes. 
Or, Ignorant?No. 
In righteousnesse?Yes. 
Or, Sinfull?No. 
In holinesse?Yes. 
Or, Vnholy?No. 
35 Q. What condition is man­kinde now naturally in? 35 A. Mankinde is now naturally in a ve­ry q miserable condi­tion. q Ephes. 2. 1, 2, 3.
Still happy?No. 
Or, Very miserable?Yes. 
36 Q. Wherein is mankinds condition now so miserable? 36. A. Mans mise­ry is, that they are now r all sinners, and subject to s punish­ment for sin; and that
Is not mankind still righteous?No. 
Or, Are they all sinners?Yes. 
And, Are you a sinner as well as others?Yes. 
And, Are they all subject to punishment?Yes. 
[Page 9] is t my condition as well as others. r Rom. 3. 9. to 19. s R [...]. 5. [...]2. t. Ephes. 2. 3, 4.
And, Is that your condition is well as others?Yes. 
Or, Are any free from punish­ment, you or others?No. 
Or, Out of danger of it?No. 
37 Q. What is sin? 37 A. Sinne is any u transgressiō of Gods Law, bee it but in x words or y thoughts u 1 Ioh. 3. 4. x Mat. 12. 36, 37. y Ier. 4. 14.
Is it onely a transgression of Gods Law in deeds?No. 
Or, Any transgression, be it in words or thoughts?Yes. 
38 Q. How came mankind to be miserable?  
Was it without their owne fault?No.38 A. Mankind be­came miserable by sin­ning z all with our first parents Adam & Eve, in * eating the forbidden fruit: and I sinned among them. [...] Rom. [...]. 12, 18. * Gen. 3. 6.
Or, Because they all sinned with our first parents Adam and Eve in eateng the forbidden fruit?Yes. 
And, Did you sinne among them?Yes. 
39 Q. Why should children [...]e charged with their parents faults?  
Is it not unjust?No.39 A. Men confess it just to charge chil­dren sometimes with the parents faults, do­ing so to Bastards and Traitours children.
Or, Do [...] men conf [...]sse it just, sometimes doing so to bastards and traitors children?Yes. 
40 Q. How farre are all man­kinde corrupted with sin?  
Are they onely guilty of that first sin of Adam?No.40 A. All mankinde are a altogether corru­pted with sin, and that in every part both of soul and body; and b so am [...]. a Gen. 6. 5.
Or, Are they all in themselves corrupted with sin?Yes. 
And, [...]e you so too?Yes. 
And, That altogether in eve­ry part both of soule and body?Yes. 
Or, Onely in some part?No. 
[Page 10]41 Q. What doe you meane by saying all men are altogether cor­rupted with sin? Rom. 3. 9. to 19. b Rom. 7. 24. Prov. 27. 19.
Are they all inclined to all sins?Yes41 A. c All men are inclined to all sns, and d untoward to any good: and e I as much as any other by na­ture. c Rom. 3. 9. to. 19. d Ier. 4. 22. e Tit. 3. 3.
Or, Only to some?No. 
And, Are they all untoward to any good?Yes. 
Or, Inclined at least to some good?No 
And, Are you as much inclined to fin, and as untoward to good, as any other by nature?Yes 
42 Q. What say you of children new borne? 42. A. f All children that are conceived a naturall way, are con­ceived and borne in sin; and so was g I too. f Ephef. 2. 3. [...]g Psal. 51. 5.
Are they not altogether inno­cents?No 
And, Free from all taint of sinfulness and corruption?No 
Or, Are they all that are con­ceived a naturall way, conceived and borne in sin?Yes. 
And, Were you your self con­ceived and born so too?Yes. 
Or, Without any sin or sin­fulness?No 
43. Q. You say all mankinde are altogether corrupted: how then came any to be of a better minde or behaviour then others? 43 A. Gods h grace is onely that that makes one man better then another. h 1 Cor. 4. 7. 1 Cor. 15. 10.
Doth not that shew they are of a better nature?No. 
Or, Is it only Gods grace that makes one man better then ano­ther?Yes. 
44. Q. What is the punishment due to sin, which even the least sinne deserveth? 44 A. The punish­ment due to sin, even the least, is i death, and k eternall damnation,
Is it death and eternall dam­nation?Yes. 
[Page 11] And, All curses and crosses in the meane time besides?Yesand, all l curses and crosses in the meane time. i Rom. 6. 23. k 2 Thess. 1. 8, 9. Psal. 9. 17. l Deut. 27. 26.
Or, Is that too great a punish­ment?No. 
Specially for some sins?No. 
45 Q. What punishment do [...] your sins deserue? 45 A. Even m my sins deserve damnation and all punishments besides. m Ephes. 2. 3.
Doe you acknowledge that e­ven they deserve damnation?Yes. 
And, All punishments besides?Yes. 
Or, Is any of that too much?No. 
Or, All that too much?No. 
46 Q. If the least sin deserves damnation, and all punishments be­sides [...] what matter is it what sins a man commits that is guilty of any? 46 A. They that have n more and grea­ters sins, shall have more punishment in Hell, if they o repent not. n Luke 12. 47, 48. Mat. 11. 20. to 24. o Rom. 2. 4, 5.
Do men make their conditi­on no worse by living in the world and multiplying sins?Yes. 
Or, Shall all be punished alike in hell, whether their sinnes bee more or fewer, greater or smal­ler?No. 
Or, Shall they that have more and greater sins, have more pu­nishment in hell if they repent not?Yes. 
47 Q. But what if men be pu­nished in this world? 47 A. They that are punished here and yet will not repent p de­serve more punish­ment for that, and so shall be q sure also not to escape damnation. p Levit. 26. 18, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28. q Deut. 29. 18, 19, 20, 21.
Shall not they escape all pu­nishment in hell, though they ne­ver repent of their sins?No. 
Or, Doe not they deserve more punishment in hell, because they would not amend for any pu­nishment here?Yes. 
And, So shall be sure also not to escape damnation?Yes. 
[Page 12]48 Q. What is repentance? 48 A. Repentance is to r confesse our sins to s God, with t shame and sorrow, and u to forsake them. r Prov. 28. 13. s Psal. 32. 5. [...] [...]er. 31. 18, 19. u Esay 55. 7.
Doth a man repent that covers his sins?No. 
And, Will not confesse them to God?No. 
Or, That is not ashamed of them when hee doth confesse them?No. 
Or, not sorrowfull for them?No. 
Or, However doth not forsake them?No. 
Or, Is it to confesse our sins to God with shame and sorrow, and to forsake them?Yes. 
49 Q. Whereby may repentance be knowne to be true? 49 A. Then a ma [...] repentance is true whe [...] he turnes from x al [...] knowne sins, and doth not willingly fall to y new ones. x Ezek 18. 30, 31. y Ezek. 33 15. Acts 26. 2 [...].
Is that true when it is only for some sins [...] and not for all known sins?No. 
Or, When a man turns from his former sins, and willingly fals to new ones?No. 
Or, May not a man be sure of his repentance if he be sure hee doth not cleave to any knowne sinne?Yes. 
50 Q. How far is it possible for a man that truly repents to forsake all sin in the world? 50 A. Those that truly repent have some sin in them still but none have [...] dominion over [...] the [...] z Rom. 7. 15. & c. 1 Jo [...] 18. * Rom. 6. 14. 1. Jo [...] 3. 9.
Hath any sinne dominion over him still?No. 
Or, Can they bee perfectly without all sin here?No. 
Or, Is there sin still in the best upon the earth?Yes. 
51 Q. when is it that sin reign­eth or hath dominion over man? 51 A. Sin hath the a dominion over man, when he b yei [...]
Is it in those that offend [...] in ma­ny  
[Page 13]things, but yet unwillingly?No.eth himselfe to obey the lust of it, and c commit sinne d freely. a Rom. 6. 12, 14. b Rom. 6. 16. c Iohn 8. 34. d Rom. 6. 20.
Or, Alwaies when one sinne th [...] some hainouser matter with some willingnesse?No. 
Or, Only when he yeilds him­self to obey the lusts of sin and commit [...]elyYes. 
52. Q. since you say that no [...]e [...]an so perfectly repent as to [...] with­out all sin in this world [...] how shall any man be saved? 52 A. Even those that e repent have need to be f saved by Iesus Christ, and his g satis­faction e Acts 20. 21. f Tit. 3. 5, 6, 7. g Phil. 3. 9.
Can a [...]ans owne works of righte on [...] save him?No. 
Or, Can he make satisfaction [...]o God for his sins by them?No. 
Or, by any other meane [...] of [...]s procuring?No. 
Or, Have even those that re­pent need to be saved by Iesus Christ and his satisfactionYes. 
53 Q. Why must all [...]a [...] are saved, be saved by Iesus Christ? 53 A. Iesus Christ is the h only Saviour of mankind. h 1 Tim. 2. 5. Acts. 4. 12.
Is he the only Saviour of man­kinde?Yes. 
And, Cannot some creature, [...]aint, or Angell, save by their [...]ents?No. 
54 Q. What is Iesus Christ? 54 A. Iesus Christ is i God and man in one person. i Rom. 9. 5. Iohn 1. 14.
You [...] God: [...] but is he [...]nely so?No 
Is he not man too? true man?Yes 
And, So God and man in one [...]erson?Yes 
55 Q. Why was the Saviour of mankind both God and man? 55 A. The Saviour of mankind must needs be both God and man, to k suffer and satisfie
Must it needs be so that hee [...]ight suffer and satisfie for the [...]n of man?Yes. 
[Page 14] And, Because God alone could not suffer, and man alone could not satisfie for sin?Yes.for the sinne of man k Heb. 2. 14, 15, 17. Heb. 9. 14.
56 Q. Vnto what offices was our Saviour Iesus Christ ordained of God, that he might compleatly save us? 56 A. Christ was anointed, that is, or­dained of God, the great m Prophet, Priest, & o King of his Church, & p Lord q of all. l Act. 10. 38. m Act 3.22. n Heb. 5. 6. o Luk. 1. 32, 33. p Act. [...] 36. q Acts 10. 36.
Doth not his name Christ, sig­nifie Anointed, shew him to bee the great Prophet, Priest, and King of his Church and people, and Lord of all?Yes 
And, Was he sufficiently fur­nished with abilities for every one of these offices.Yes. 
Or, Did he fail in fulfilling any of them?No. 
57 Q. How did Iesus Christ be­come man? 57 A. Iesus Christ was r conceived by the holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary r Mat. 1. 20. 25.
Had he a naturall father as hee was man, as all others since our first Parents have?No 
Or, Was he conceived by the holy Ghost, and born of the Vir­gin Mary?Yes. 
58 Q. Seeing you say Iesus Christ was conceived by the holy Ghost, and borne of a Virgin; What perfection of nature had he as he was man? 58 A. Iesus Christ was s conceived and born t without sin and u never sinned in all his life time, but * else was like othe [...] men. s Luk. 1. 35. t He [...] 7. 26. u 1 Pet. 2. 2 2 Corinth. 5. 21. * He [...] 2. 17. Heb. 415.
Do you reckon him in the num­ber of sinners and guilty persons?No. 
Or, Was he conceived and born without sinne, though no other children be so?Yes. 
Or, Did he ever sin all his life time?No. 
And, Was he not else like o­ther men, even in naturall infir­mities and temptations?Yes. 
[Page 15]59 Q. Since Christ was without sin, how came he to suffer? 59 A. Christ suffered under x Pontius Pilate the Iudge, who y knew him innocent, and yet z condemned him. x Mat. 27. 2. y Iohn 18. 38. Iohn 19. 46. z Luke 23. 24, 25.
Was it by a tumult of people falling upon him?No. 
Or, By any sicknesse?No. 
Or, Outward accident of mis­chiefe lighting on him.No. 
Or, Was he condemned by any Iudge?Yes. 
And, Namely Pontius Pilate the Governour for the Roman Em­perour?Yes. 
And, Did he believe him to be a guilty person deserving pu­nishment?No. 
Or, Did he know and proclaim him innocent, and yet condemn him?Yes. 
60 Q. What speciall suffering did Christ undergoe? 60 A. Christ was a crucified, that is, b hanged c naked and alive upon a crosse of wood, by d nailing his hands and feet to it. a 1 Cor. 1. 23. Ioh. 19. 17, 18. b Gal. 3. 13. c Iohn 19. 23. d Iohn 20. 25.
Was it onely some small paine or shame?No. 
Or, Was he crucified, that is, hanged naked and alive upon a crosse of wood, by nailing his hands and feet to it?Yes. 
61 Q. What necessity was there [...]hat Christ should undergoe such a punishment as to be hanged on a crosse of wood? 61 A. Christ, to Re­deeme us from the [...] curse of the law and our sins, was to endure a cursed punishment, as hanging was by f Gods law. e Gal. 3. 10, 13. f Deut. 21. 23.
Was not hanging a cursed pu­nishment by Gods Law?Yes. 
And, Was it fit that to Redeem [...]s from the curse of the Law and our sins, Christ should endure [...] cursed punishment?Yes. 
Or, Was not that too much for him to endure?No. 
[Page 16]62 Q. How long did Christ continue on the crosse? 62 A. Christ hung [...]pon the Crosse till he g died, and gave his ve­ry h life a ransome for us. g Iohn 19. 30. Phil. 2. 8. h Mat. 20. 28.
VVas hee taken down alive after he had hanged a while up­on it?No. 
Or, Did he hang upon the cross till he died, and gave his very life a ransome for us?Yes. 
63 Q. Why would Christ dye? 63 A. Christ to de­liver us from i death, was to undergo death it selfe for us. i Heb. 2. 14, 15.
Might he not have spared him­self in that and yet we have been redeemed?No. 
Or, Was it necessary to deliver us from death, that Christ should undergoe death it selfe for us?Yes. 
64 Q. What became of Christs body and soule after death? 64 A. Christs body was k buried and he descended into l hel to shew him to be truly dead, and to make his Resurrection m more glorious. k 1 Cor. 15. 4. [...] Acts 2. 27, 31. m Luk. 24. 26.
Was not his body buried?Yes. 
And, Did he not descend into hell?Yes. 
And, Was not this fit to shew him to be truly dead, and to make his Resurrection more glorious?Yes. 
Or, Was it unfit he should tar­ry at all in the state of death?No. 
65 Q. How long did Christ continue dead? 65 A. Christ n rose againe the third day from the dead. n Luke 24. 46. 1 Cor. 15. 4.
Did he rise againe the third day from the dead?Yes. 
Or, Is he dead still?No. 
Or, Did he rise sooner?No. 
Or, Later?No. 
66 Q. How came Christ out of the prison of the grave, since he wa [...] the surety to pay the debt of our sins? 66 A. Christ rising and comming out of the prison of the grave sheweth that he, as our
Doth his rising from the dead shew that he hath fully paid the d [...]bt [...]Yes. 
[Page 17] Or, Might he have beene rai­sed, and yet the debt of our sins still remaine to be paid by our selves?No.o surety, hath p fully payed all the debt of our sins. o Heb. 7. 22. p Rom. 4. 24, 25.
Or, By some other?No. 
67 Q. How long did Christ continue on the earth after his rising from the dead? 67. A. q Forty daies after his rising from the dead Christ ascen­ded into r heaven bo­dy and soule. q Acts 1. 3, 9. r Acts 3. 2 [...].
Is he still upon earth?No. 
Or, Did he forty dayes after ascend into heaven body and soule?Yes. 
Or, Is he any where else?No. 
Or, Stayed he longer on earth?No. 
Or, Lesse while?No. 
68 Q. What honour and happi­nesse hath Christ in heaven? 68 A. Christ s sits at the right hand of God in the highest t happi­nesse and u glory that can be. s Mark. 16. 19. t Psal. 16. 11. u Ephes. 1. 20, 21, 22.
Doth he sit at the right hand of God in the highest happinesse and glory that can be?Yes. 
Or, Doth he want either hap­pinesse and glory now?No. 
Or Hath any of the Saints or Angels any higher honour then hee?No. 
Or, Equall to him?No. 
69 Q. What power and autho­rity hath Christ by being a Gods right hand? 69 A. Christ at Gods right hand * ru­leth Gods Kingdome with all power and x authority. * Heb. 8. 1. x 1 Pet. 3. 22. Ephes. 20, 21, 22.
Doth his sitting at Gods right hand signifie that he is upon a seat there?No. 
Or, That God hath any hand properly right or left?No. 
Or, Doth it signifie that hee ruleth Gods Kingdome with all power and authority?Yes. 
[Page 18]70 Q. What is the greatest proofe of Christs authority? 70 A. Christ shall come to y judge the quick and the dead, even z all mankinde none excepted. y Acts 10. 42. z 2 Cor. 5. 10.
Shall hee come with glory to judge both the quicke and the dead?Yes. 
Or, Shall his authority bee at an end before the last day?No. 
Or, Some other be Iudge?No. 
Or, Shall not some or other of mankinde be excepted from be­ing judged by him?No. 
71 Q. What is the meanes of partaking of Christ, and making him and all his benefits ours? 71 A. Faith is the on­ly means wherby we a partake of Christ & make him and b all his benefits ours. a Ioh. 1. 12. b Acts 26. 18.
Is faith the onely meanes?Yes. 
Or, Is there any other meanes wherby we can partake of him?No. 
72 Q. What is faith? I meane true, justifying, [...]ing faith? 72 A. True faith in Christ is to c rest in him alone for d pardon through his death, e according to Gods offer, and then for all f grace and g salvation. c Phil. 3. 7, 8, 9. d Ro. 3. 25, 26, e Luke 24. 47. Esay 59. 20. f Iohn 1. 16. g Acts 15. 11.
Is it not to rest on Christ a­lone for pardon through his death according to Gods offer? and then for all grace and sal­vation?Yes. 
Or, Do they truly and through­ly believe the doctrine of Christ who rest not on him?No. 
Or, Who rest on any thing or person besides him?No. 
Or, Together with him?No. 
Or, Who think of resting on him otherwise then God offers him?No. 
73 Q. What warrant have you to believe in Christ, and rest so on him? 73 A. God in his h Word offers Christ to me as well as to any other man; and i commands me to
Is it not presumption for such a sinner to offer to rest on him?No. 
Or, Doth God in his Word [Page 19] [...]ffer Christ to you as well as [...]o any other man?Yes.believe in him as well as to believe, or obey any other thing in his Word. h Iohn 3. 15, 16. 36. i 1 Iohn 3. 23. Iohn 6. 29.
And, Doth he command you [...]o beleeve in him, as well as to beleeve or obey any other thing in his word?Yes. 
And, Do all the promises, which are of all sorts, to second [...]he Commandment to beleeve, concerne you as well as any o­ther man?Yes. 
And, Do the threatnings against unbeliefe also concerne you in like sort?Yes. 
And, Likewise the examples of grace?Yes. 
And, As well as any other thing in the word doth?Yes. 
74 Q. How do you call the generall company of those that do truly beleeve in Christ? 74 A. the generall company of those that truly believe in Christ is called the holy Ca­tholick k Church. k 1. Cor. 1. 2. 1 Thess. 1. 1.
Is it not that which you mean by the holy Catholike Church?Yes. 
Or, Doth the holy Catholike Church signifie any other sort or company of men?No. 
75 Q. Why is the Church said to be holy? 79 A. Every true l believer and member of the m Church is a Saint and holy, truly sanctified, though not n fully in this World. [...] Acts 15. 9. in Ephe. 5. 25, 26, 27. n Iames 3. 2.
Is it for that every true belee­ver and member of the Church [...] a Saint and holy, truly sancti [...]ed, though not fully in this world?Yes. 
Or, Is any one a true beleever and member of the Church that is not sanctified and holy?No. 
Or, Are any of them fully sanctified in this world?No. 
[Page 20]76 Q. What is it to be truly sanctified or holy? 76 A. To be tru­ly holy, one is to o hat [...] all sin, and p forsake all creatures so far, as to strive to q serve God according to r all his will. o Psalm. 97. 10 p Luke 14. 26, 33 q Heb. 9. 14. r Col. 4 12. Heb. 13. 21. 1 Pe [...]. 4. 2, 3.
Are they so, who allow them­selves in any one sin, how smal [...] so ever they judge it to be?No. 
Or, How necessary soever?No. 
Or, That are so fond of any creature, as that they cannot be content if they enjoy it not at their owne desire?No. 
Or, Who serve God after their own will?No. 
Or, Who will do his will [...]n some things, but not in allNo. 
Or, Do they hate all sin, and forsake all creatures so far, as to strive to serve God according to all his will?Yes. 
77 Q. Why is the Church called Catholicke, that is, universall, or ge­nerall? 77 A. The Church is called Catholicke, because in s all ages Christ hath had Church, and he ga­thereth it out of all t Countrys, & u ranks of people. s Heb. 13. 8. Mat. 28. 20. t Rom 13. 29, 30. Act. 10. 34, 35. u Gal. 3. 28. Col. 3. 11.
Is it because in all ages God hath had a Church?Yes. 
And, Because he gathers it out of all Countreys and ranks of people?Yes. 
Or, Was there never no time since Christ was first preached unto mankinde, when there was no Church at all?No. 
Or, Are there some Nations or conditions of men, out of which God never takes any to be of his Church?No. 
78 Q. What generall benefit do all true beleevers and members of the Church enjoy from Christ toge­ther? 78 A. All true be­leevers and member [...] of the Church enjoy [Page 21] together a * commu­nion of Saints, that is a fellowship, with x Christ and y one with another. * 1 Iohn 1. 3. 7. x 1 Cor. 1. 9. y Iohn 17. 11.
Do they not enjoy together a communion of Saints, that is, [...] fellowship with Christ and one with another?Yes. 
Or, Is any of them being poor, o [...] the like, denied fellowship with Christ in his grace, in any respect?No. 
Or, Denied a right to any good their fellow members might do for them?No. 
79 Q. What speciall benefit hath every true beleever from Christ in this life? 79 A. z Every true believer hath from Christ in this life for­givenesse of sinnes. z Acts 10. 43. 1 John 2 12. Acts 5. 31.
Have they not forgivenesse of sins?Yes. 
Or, Are they not forgiven till after this life?Yes. 
And, So any of them die with­out forgivenesse?No. 
80 Q. What do you meane by forgivenesse of sins? 80 A. Forgivenesse of sins is a Gods not requiring of us ourselves to satisfie for our sinnes, because Christ hath done that already. a Rom. 3. 24, 25, 26.
Is it not that God requireth not of us ourselves to satisfie for our sins, because Christ hath done that already?Yes. 
Or, Must we, notwithstanding our pardon, make God satisfa­ction by doing somewhat ourselves in this world?No. 
Or, By suffering in this life?No. 
Or, Afterward?No. 
81 Q. But why then are the faithfull afflicted in this life? 81 A. The afflicti­ons that the faithfull endure in this life are onely b fatherly cor­rections for their a­mendment,
Is it not to make, at least, part of the satisfaction to God for their sins?No. 
Or, Is it not a wrong that they [Page 22] should be afflicted when Christ hath made satisfaction for their sins?No.and c trials of Gods grace in them, and to make them d like Christ. b Heb. 12, 6. 10, 11. c Jam. 1. 2, 3, 4. d Rom. 8. 29. John 15. 18. 20.
Or, Is it onely fatherly corre­ction for their amendment, and triall of Gods grace in them, and to make them like Christ?Yes. 
82. Q. But what say you to death, which the faithfull en [...]ure as well as others? 82 A. e Death it self to the faithfull is but a temporall chastise­ment at the worst and withall a passage to a better condition, e 1 Cor. 15. 54, 55.
Is not that at least laid on them to satisfie God in part for their sins?No. 
Or, Is death it selfe a temporall chastisement at the worst to the faithfull?Yes. 
And, Withall a passage to a better condition?Yes. 
83. Q. What benefit or better condition can there be to the body af­ter death? 83 A. There shall be to every faithfull soul f resurrection of the body from death. f 1 Cor. 15. 42. 44. 1 Cor. 6. 14.
Shall there be to every faith­full soule, a resurrection of the body from death?Yes. 
Or, Shall not the bodies (even of the faithfull) remaine for ever in their graves dead and rotten?No. 
84. Q What bodies shall be raised againe? 84 A. The g very same body shall be raised again that died [...] but the bodies of the faithfull shall [...]ow be made strong and h glo­rious. g 1 Cor. 15. 42. 43. 44. h Phil. 3. 21.
Shall they be the very same bodies that died?Yes. 
Or, Others like them, new created and joyned to the soules?No. 
And, Shall the bodies of the faithfull be now made strong and glorious?Yes. 
Or, Be raised weak and im­perfect as they were before?No. 
[Page 23]85. Q. What shall become of the bodies of the wicked at the last day? 85 A. The bodies of [...]he [...] wicked shall be raised also at the last day, that being con­ [...]emned, both body & soule may be cast into k hell fire for ever. [...] John 5. 29. k Matth. 25. 41, and 46.
Shall they be raised also?Yes 
Or, Shall they continue in the grave still?No 
And, Shall they be raised with any honour, or for their good?No 
Or, That being condemned, both body and soule may be cast into hell fire for ever?Yes. 
86 Q. What benefit shall be to the faithfull after the generall resur­rection? 86 A. After the ge­nerall resurrection the faithfull shall l die no more, but enjoy m life everlasting, & all hap­pines and glory o with Christ p in heaven. l Luke 20. 35, 36. m Mat. 25. 46. n Eph. 1. 18. o John 17. 24. p 1 Pet. 1. 4.
Shall they die any more?No. 
Or, Enjoy life everlasting?Yes. 
And, Shall they live upon earth any more?No. 
Or, Endure any more misery pain, or sorrow?No. 
Or, Enjoy all happinesse and glory with Christ in Heaven?Yes. 

Questions and Answers tending to explaine the Ten Commandments.

Question 1. HOw do they live here, who partake of Christ and all his benefits? A. They that par­take of Christ and all his benefits, do a serve God and b keepe his Commandments. a Heb. 9. 14. Rom. 6. 22. b 1 Joh. 2. v. 3, 4, 5.
Do they live in sin as they list?No. 
Or, Do they serve God and keep his Commandments?Yes. 
2 Q. How many Command­ments are there? 2. A. There are ten Commandments wch are the sum and sub­stance of all Gods per­petuall Law. c Deut. 10. 9. Exod. 34. 28.
Are there not ten?Yes. 
And, Are they not the summe and substance of all Gods per­petuall Law?Yes. 
And, Hath not every one of them a gener [...]ll meaning and [...]pe, and so [...]a [...]th whatso­ever tendeth to that?Yes. 
And, Do they not among them forbid all evill?Yes 
And, Command all good?Yes. 
And, That in words & thoughts as well as deeds?Yes. 
Q. What is the first Command­ment? A. I am the Lord, &c.
3 Q. What is the generall mean­ing and scope of the first Command­ment? 3 A. The generall meaning and scope of the first Command­ment, is the giving all possible d glory and
Is it not the giving of all pos­sible glory and worship to one onely God, without any equal or partner?Yes. 
[Page 25] Or, May [...]e worship more [...]ds then one?No.e worship to one one­ly God, without any equall or f partner. d Psal. 96 7, 8. Mat. 4. 10. 1 John 2. 15.
Or, Faile, to love, trust, feare, praise or obey God sometimes without sin?No. 
Or, Love, trust, feare, praise or [...]ey some creature, at least [...]ometimes, more then God?No. 
Or, As much as God in any [...]espect whatsoever?No. 
Or, Set up our owne selves by [...]de, or trusting to our selves, without regard of God?No. 
Q. What is the second Com­mandment? A. Thou shalt not make, &c.
4 Q. What is the generall mean­ [...]ing of the second Commandment? 4 A. The generall meaning of the second Commandment, is the worshipping of God with those things and actions which g him­selfe onely hath ap­pointed. g Deut. 4. 2. Matth. 15. 9.
Is it not the worshipping of God with those things and acti­on [...] which himself onely hath ap­pointed?Yes. 
Or, May we not use as parts of worship, and matters of Religi­on and holinesse, something or o­ [...]her, meerly invented by man?No. 
Or, Be carelesse of those duties which God hath appointed for his worship?No. 
5 Q. Why are Images forbidden by name in the 2. Commandment? [...] how far are they forbidden? 5 A. All h Images and Pictures to repre­sent God are [...] abomi­ [...]ble to be made; and so is all k worship of them, though with pretence of [...] worship­ping God by them,
Are all Images and Pictures to represent God, abominable to be made?Yes. 
And, Are all pictures of a man (as of ones friend, and the like) also unlawfull and abominable?No. 
But is not all worshipping of [Page 26] any Image or Picture, and bow­ing own to them also abominable?Yes.h Deut. 4. 15, 16, 1 [...] 18. i Deut. 27. 1 [...] k Esay 44. 15. 17. 19 I Exod. 32. 4. 5. un the 8.
And, Is it any way excusable though it be with pretence of worshipping God by them?No. 
What is the third Command­ment? Thou shalt not tak [...] &c.
6 Q. What is the generall meaning of the third Commandment? 6 A. The genera meaning of the thi [...] Commandment, is t [...] reverent using whatsoever belonget to God, and to tho [...] ends onely which [...] hath allowed.
Is it not the reverend using of whatsoever belongeth to God, and to those ends onely which he hath alloweth?Yes. 
Or, May we profane any of them?No. 
Or, Abuse them to ill ends?No. 
Or, Neg [...] Gods ends in the using of them?No. 
Q. What is the fourth Com­mandment? A. Remember, & [...]
[...] Q. What is the generall meaning of th [...] 4. Commandment? 2 A. The genera meaning of the four [...] Commandment, is th [...] solemn times of wo [...] ship, necessary to Religion at Gods one [...] appointment, an chiefly a standing d [...] in the weeke, of Re from worldly busin [...] to attend on God.
Is it not the solemne times of worship, necessary to Religion, at Gods one y appointment, and chiefly, a standing day in the week, of rest from worldly busi­nesse to attend on God?Yes. 
Or, May men of themselves appoint any dayes or times, as necessary to Religion?No. 
Or, May we unnecessarily spend Gods Day upon -our selves?No. 
Or, Vpon any worldly mattes?No. 
Q. What is the fifth Command­ment? A. Honour thy F [...] ther, &c.
[Page 27] [...] Q. What is the generall mea­ning of the fifth Commandment? 8 A. The generall meaning of the fifth Commandment, is the giving all due m honour and respect to all men, specially n superiours. m 1 Pet. 2. 17. n Rom. 13. 7.
Is it not the giving all due ho­nour, and respect to all men, specially superiours?Yes. 
Or, May we disobey the law­full commands of superiours when they please us not?No. 
Or, Carry our selves proudly toward any, even the meanest under [...]ing?No. 
Q. What is the sixth Command­ment? A. Thou shalt not kill.
9 Q. What is the generall mea­ning of the sixth Commandment? 9 A. The generall meaning of the sixth Commandment, is the preserving of mens o persons and p lives, q and fouls in all safe­ty. o Math. 5. 21, 22. [...] Proverbs 24. 11, 12. q Jude 22, 23. Levit: 19. 17.
[...] not the preserving of [...] and lives and souls [...]n all safety?Yes. 
Or, May we, though we are [...]oked, do them the least [...]urt?No. 
Or, Give them any despight [...]ull words?No. 
Or, Harbour hatred or ma­ice against them?No. 
Or, May we be angry with [...]hem without cause?No. 
Or, More then there is cause?No. 
Or, Forbeare to have a tender are of any to the utmost of our [...]ower?No. 
Q. What is the seventh Com­mandment? A. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
10 Q. What is the generall meaning of the seventh Command­ment? 10 A. The generall meaning of the seventh Commandment is the
Is it not the maintaining of ha [...]tity in all, married and un­ [Page 28] married, and in the heart, and words, as well as behaviour?Yes.maintaining r chastity in all, married or un­married, and in s heart and t words, as well as u behaviour, r 1 Thess. 4. 3, 4. s Mat. 5. 27. 28. t Ephes. 3. 4. 5. Rom. 13. 13.
Or, May not any, the unmar­ried at least, especially young people, take liberty to use some light and wanton carriage some­times?No. 
Or, Wanton speethes?No. 
Or, Wanton looks?No. 
Or, At least have lustfull, and wanton thoughts?No. 
And, Are not unnaturall lusts specially forbidden?Yes. 
Q. What is the eighth Com­mandment? A. Thou shalt no [...] steale.
11 Q. What is the generall mea­ning of the eighth Commandment? 11 A. The general [...] meaning of the eighth Commandment is th [...] preserving of m [...] * goods and estates [...] x all safety. * [...] Thess 4. 6. x Exod. 23. 4. 5.
Is it not the preserving of mens goods and estates in all safety?Yes. 
Or, May we never wrong them in their estates any way, though they be able to beare it, and we are poor?No. 
Or, Oppresse them in any thing, having the law of men on our side?No. 
Or, Defraud them in any kind, when We find them unskilfull, or heedlesse; even though they pre­tend great skill or care?No. 
Or, May we forbeare to help them or further their good when we may without speciall wrong to our selves?No. 
Q What is the ninth Command­ment? A. Thou shalt not bear, &c.
12 Q. What is the generall mea­ning of the ninth Commandment? 12 A. The general
[Page 29]Is it not the maintaining of truth?Yes.meaning of the ninth Commandment is y the maintaining of a truth z and the pre­serving of mens a good names. y Prov. 24. 28. z Ephes. 4. 25. [...] James 4. 11. Levit. 19. 16.
And, Preserving mens good names?Yes. 
Or, May we [...]t any time [...]ie?No. 
Though it be for our advan­ [...]No. 
Or, For our safetyNo. 
Or, For any other a sak [...]?No. 
Or, Even for Gods glory?No. 
Or, [...] just cause speake [...] of [...]No. 
Or, Though [...]he thing wee [...]peak be true?No. 
Or, Forbear to speak good of [...] when we might speake with truth and wisdome?No. 
Or, Forbear to maintaine the [...] when it is seasonable and [...] are called to maintain it?No. 
Q. What is the tenth Com­mandment? A. Thou shalt not covet, &c.
13 Q. What is the generall mea­ning of the tenth Commandment? 13 A. The generall meaning of the tenth Commandement is b contentednesse with what is our own, and c rejoycing in anothers good d as in our own, e forbidding the least motions and inclina­tions to the contrary. b Heb. 13. 5. c Rom. 12. 16. d Phil. 2. 4. e Rom. 7. 7.
Is it not contentednesse with [...]hat is our own?Yes. 
And, Rojoycing in anothers [...]ood, as our owneYes. 
Or, May we at any time grudge [...] good others enjoy?No. 
Though we our selves did exect as much and have it not?No. 
Or, May we envy them at any [...]e for any thing?No. 
Though we think they deserve or what they have?No. 
Or, That they [...]ouse it?No. 
Or, Will abu [...]e it?No.[Page 30] [...] May [...]e [...] for our selves, and regardlesse of o­thers?No. 
And, Are not the least moti­ons and inclinations to the contrary forbidden?Yes. 
14. Q. How perfectly [...] the faithfull keep Gods Commandments while they are upon earth? 14 A. The faithfull do not f attain to per­fection in Gods sight [...], g yet they str [...] for it, and may be [...] ­blameable before men f Phil. 3. 12, 13. Gal. 5 [...] 17. g 1 Joh. 3. 3. h 1 The 2. 10. Phil. 2. 15.
Is there a just man upon the earth that doth good and sinneth not?No. 
Or, Do any attaine to perfection in Gods sight here?No. 
Yet, Do not the faithfull strive for perfection.Yes. 
And, May they not be un­blameable before men?Yes. 
15 Q. How then are any ju­stified and counted righteous be­fore God? 15 A. i None can e­ver be justified by thei [...] workes and obedience to the Law: but onely by Gods free grac [...] through Faith [...] Christs righteousnesse i Gal. 4. 16. Rom. 3. 23, 24, 25, 26. Ephes. 2. 8, 9.
Can they ever be justified by their works and obedience to the Law?No. 
Or, Onely by Gods free grace, through faith in Christs righte­ousnesse?Yes. 
16 Q. What must a faithfull man do, when he hath again sinned and broken Gods Commandment af­ter God hath justified him? 16 A. When a faithful man hath sinned h [...] must k returne to God by renewing his l repentance, and m faith in Christ. k Hosea 1 [...] 1. l 1 John 1. 9. He [...] 4. 14, 15, 16.
May hee go on carelesly in sinne, and presume God will ju­stifie him still though he repent not?No. 
Or, Must he not returne to [Page 31] God by renewing his repentance [...]nd faith in Christ?Yes. 
17 Q. But how can a man [...]ave pardon that sinneth againe and againe? 17 A. Christ is still our n Advocate and Surety procuring us pardon o when we re­pent, and come to him by faith. [...] 1. John [...]. [...]. 2. o Heb. 10. 21, 22.
Is it not impossible there [...]ould be any pardon for such?No. 
Or, [...] Christ still our Advo­cate and surety procuring 9 [...] par­don when we repent and come to [...] by faith?Yes. 

Questions and Answers tending to explain The Lords Prayer.

Question 1. WH [...] that we repent and beleeue, and keep [...] Gods Commandements. A. It is onely from Gods grace [...] Christ that we a re­pent, and b believe, and c keep Gods Com­mandments. a 2 Tim. 2. 25. Acts 5. 31. b E­phes. 2. 8. Heb. 12. 2. e Heb. 8. 10. John 15. 5. Phil. 4. 13.
Is it altogether from our selves?No. 
Or, Onely from Gods grace through Christ?Yes. 
Or, Partly from God, and partly from our selves?No. 
Or, From God, through any mediator besides Christ?No. 
2 Q. How doth God use to work repentance and faith in us? 2 A. God workes d repentance, and e faith in us by his Word, with which his f Spirit conveyeth his grace unto us. d 2 Tim. 2. 25. e Rom. 17. [...] 2 Cor. 3. 3. [...] Pet. 1. 22.
Is it not by his word, with which his Spirit conveyeth his grace unto us?Yes. 
Or, Vseth he to worke by his Spirit without his Word?No. 
Or, Would the Word doe us any good without the Spirit?No. 
3 Q. How may we obtain grace from God when we finde our selves to want it? 3 A. God will have us to g pray to him for grace, as h also for all other good things, when we want them. g Ezek. 36. 25, &. with 37. h Jer. 29. 11. 12. Luke 11. 9, 10. 13.
Will [...]e not have us to pray to him for it?Yes. 
Or, May we expect it without praying for it?No. 
Or, May we expect any other good thing without prayer?No. 
[Page 33] Or, Will God [...]ve us to pray to him also for all other good things when we want them?Yes. 
4 Q. What is Prayer? 4. A. Prayer is the i making of our re­quests to God, by k powring out our hearts before him. i Phi. 4. 6. k Psa. 62. 8.
Is it not the making our re­quests to God, by pouring out our hearts before him?Yes. 
Or, Is the repeating of the beliefe a Prayer?No. 
Or, Is the repeating of the ten Commandments a Prayer?No. 
Or, Do we pray when we say over the words of any prayer without understanding?No. 
Or, Without our hearts go a long with our tongues and lips?No. 
5 Q. To whom must we pray or may we pray? 5. A. We must pray to l God alone, and none else. l Psal. 65. 2.
Must we pray to God alone?Yes. 
And, May we pray to none else?No. 
Or, May we pray to Angels?No. 
Or, To Saints in heaven?No. 
Or, To the blessed Virgin?No. 
6 Q. In whose name must we pray, or may we pray? 6 A. We must pray in the m name of Christ alone, and n of none else, trusting on­ly upon Him, for ma­king our Prayers ac­cepted. m John. 16. 23. n Iohn 14. 6. 1. Tim. 2. 5.
May we pray in our owne names, that is, trusting in our own righteousnesse?No. 
Or, In the name of any Saint?No. 
Or, Angel?No. 
Or, Of the blessed Virgin?No. 
Trusting in any of them, or any other meere creature, for accep­ta [...]on of our prayers?No. 
Or, Must we pray in the name of Christ alone?Yes. 
[Page 34]Trusting upon him and none else, for making our prayers ac­cepted?Yes. 
7 Q. What rule or direction have we for the making of our pray­ers? With what affections we should pray, and for what things? 7 A. The rule of our Prayers is o Gods Word, p specially the Lords Prayer, o Esa. 8. 20. p Mat. 6. 9, &c. Luke 11. 2, &c.
Q. What is that you call the Lords Prayer? Repeat it. A. Our Father, &c.
Is not Gods Word to be our rule and direction?Yes. 
And, Specially the Lords pray­er, which Christ himselfe hath taught us?Yes. 
Or, May we pray as we list?No. 
Or, For what we list?No. 
8 Q. With what affections must we alwayes pray, according to the di­rection of the Lords Prayer? 8 A. the Lords pray­er directeth us to pray in faith, and humility, and charity, & thank­fulnesse.
Must we not alwayes pray in faith, as coming to a father, and one who hath all power?Yes. 
And, In humility, as to our heavenly Father, and the King of the whole world?Yes. 
And, In charity for others, as for ourselves?Yes. 
And, Forgiving, as we expect forgivenesse?Yes. 
And, In thankfulnesse, as to him that ruleth all, and doth all for us?Yes. 
Or, May any of these be alto­gether wanting, and yet our prayer acceptable?No. 
9 Q. What are we taught to pray for in the Lords Prayer, saying, Hallowed be thy Name? 9 A. When we say hallowed be thy name, we pray, that [Page 35] God may be infinitely honoured q above us and all creatures, and everlastingly glorified [...] by us and all crea­tures. q Psal. 115. 1, 2. &c. Psal. 103. 22.
It is not that God may be in­finitely honoured above us and [...]ll creatures?Yes. 
And, Everlastingly glorified by us and all creatures?Yes. 
Or, May we at any time take the honour of any thing wholly [...]o ourselves?No. 
Or, Mat [...]h ourselves with God [...]n any respect?No. 
Or, Ascribe like honour in any respect to any creature that wee do to God?No. 
Or, Be carelesse of glorifying God in some thing or other, at [...]ome time or other?No. 
And, Need wee trouble ourselves, if others neglect to glori­fie God any way?Yes. 
Or, When any thing is spoken or done to his dishonour, may we be carelesse of it?No. 
10 Q. What are wee taught to pray for, saying. Thy Kingdome come? 10 A. When we say, Thy Kingdome come, we pray, that s Christ may reign throughout the World t by his word in despite of Sa­tan and all other re­bellious enemies. s Ps. 110. 1, 2. t [...] Thes. 3. 1.
Is it not that Christ may reign throughout the VVorld by his Word?Yes. 
And, That in despite of Satan, and all other rebellious ene­mies?Yes. 
And, Is Gods Kingdome and Christs Kingdome all one?Yes. 
Doth Christs Kingdome any where take place, where his Word beareth not the sway?No. 
Or, Need we trouble ourselves, [...] Christ and his Word doe not [Page 36] prevaile any where so long [...] o [...] ourselves a [...] [...] by it?Yes. 
Or, When Satans kingdome prevaileth, and any other rebellious enemies of Christ, may wee [...] to see or hear [...] it?No. 
11. Q. Wh [...] are wee [...] to pray for, saying, Thy will b [...] done? 11 A. When [...] say, Thy will be done we pray that [...] God will may be fully ye [...] ded to, x not our ow [...] wils, y nor the lusts [...] men. [...] Psal. 142. 1 [...] x Matth. 26. 39. 42. y Psal. 140. 8. 1 Pet 4. 2, 3.
Is it not that Gods will may bee fully yeilded to a [...] all times?Yes. 
Or, May wee not sometime [...] stand upon having our own [...] wils?No. 
Or, Grudge that we are forced to endure Gods will?No. 
Or, Give way sometimes to the lusts of men contrarying Gods will?No. 
And, Need wee trouble our­selves if Gods will be not done by [...] as we do it [...] our­selves?Yes. 
Or, If others grudge to be forced to endure Gods will, may wee bee carelesse to see or heare it?No. 
12 Q. W [...] [...] w [...] [...]ght to pray for, saying Give [...] [...]is [...]y o [...] daily bread? 12 A. When wee say, Give us this day our daily bread, we begge all y needfull things for our bodily life and outward con­dition, with a [...]
Doe wee not beg of God all needfull things for our bodily life and outward condition?Yes. 
And, A blessing withall upon the things that are given us?Yes. 
And, Freedome also from all [Page 37] [...] [...] our [...]ward [...]?Yes.sing o [...] them, and a freedome from all [...] y Prov. 30. 8. [...] Psal. [...]8. 9. a Ps [...] 17. 8.
Or, i [...] [...]re [...]ead the onely [...] we are [...]llowed to [...]No. 
13 Q. What are we taught to [...] saying [...]. 13 A. When wee say, Forgive us our [...]rrespasses, wee beg or God [...] never to require of us ourselves to suf­fer and satisfie for our c sins past, and to d as­sure us that hee will not. b Psal. 143. 2. c Psal. 79. 8. Psal. 25. 7. d Psal. 51. 12.
Doe wee not beg of God, never to require of us ourselves [...]o suffer o [...] satisfie for our sinne [...] [...]?Yes. 
And, Wi [...] that [...]e will not?Yes. 
Or, Are wee forgiven if God [...]oe require of us ourselves, to suffer or satisfie for our sinnes [...]ast?No. 
Or, Vnlesse he accept the suf­fering and satisfaction of ano­ther, namely of Christ?No. 
14 Q. What are wee taught [...]o pray for, saying, Lead us not into [...]emptation? 14 A. When wee say, Lead us not into temptation, we beg of God that we may not meet with any e pro­vocation to sin, and may have f a [...] helps to grace. e Prov. 30. 8, 9. Psal 141. 4. f Psal. 43. 3. Psal. 119. 43. Psal. 141. 5.
Doe we not beg of God that we may not meet with any pro­ [...]ocation to sin?Yes. 
And, May also have all helps [...]o grace?Yes. 
Or, May we be so confident of ourselves as wee need not aske these things.No. 
15 Q. What are we taught [...] pray for, saying, Deliver us from [...]? 15 A. When we say, Deliver us from evill, wee beg of God to be kept from g sin, speci­ally
Doe we not beg that we may [...]e kept from sin?Yes. 
[Page 38] And, Specially from living in sinne?Yes.from the living in it; and so from Satan and k Hell, having all things blessed to ou [...] l grace, and m salvati­on. g Ioh. 17. 15. Psal 19. 12, 13. [...] Psal. 119▪ 133. i Zach. 3. 2. [...]. [...] Tim. 1. 18. l Ioh. 17. 17. m Iohn [...]7. 24.
And, To have all things bles­ [...] to our grace and salvation?Yes. 
And, So kept from Satan and Hell?Yes. 
Or, Is any of this needlesse to be asked?No. 
Or, May wee presume to live in sin, and yet thinke to escape Satan and Hell, and be saved?No. 

Questions and Answers tending to explaine the Sacraments.

Question 1. WHat other meanes, besides prayer, hath God appointed i [...] to use, to confirm [...] and increase our faith and grace? A. To confirme and increase our faith and grace, God, besides prayer, hath appointed us to use his a word & b Sacraments. a Col. 3. 16. b Marke 16. 16 Luke 22. 19, 20.
Hath he not appointed us to [...]se his Word and Sacraments?Yes. 
Or, May we at any time wil­ingly forbeare the use of them without offence to God, and hurt [...]o our selves?No. 
2 Q. How will God have us [...]se his word, that it may doe us fur­ther good? 2 A. We are both to c read Gods Word, & d heare it e preached and f read, with g de­light, h meeknesse, i faith, and a faithfull k desire to grow there­by. e Iohn 5. 39. Acts 17. 11, 12. d 1 Thes. 5. 20. e 2 Tim. 4. 1, 2. f Acts 13. 15. g Psal. 1. 2. h Iam. 1. 21. [...] Heb. 42. k 1 Pet. 2. 2.
Is it enough onely to reade it, without hearing of it preached?No. 
Or, To heare it onely preach­ed, without reading of it?No. 
Or, Without hearing it read?No. 
Or, Will it doe us any good [...]ther way, unlesse wee use it with delight, meeknesse, faith, and [...] faithfull desire to grow thereby?No. 
3 Q. How many Sacraments are [...]re appointed by Christ? 3 A. There are two Sacraments appointed by Christ, namely,
Are there onely two, namely [Page 40] Baptisme and the Lords Supper?Yes.Baptisme, and the Lords [...] more. l Matth. 28. 1 [...] m [...] Cor. 11. 23, 24, 25
Or, Are to [...]re more then two?No. 
O, [...]ter?No. 
4 Q. What is a Sacrament? 4. A. Sacrament the applying an out­ward visible creature to our bodies as [...] signe, seal, and pledge from God of a [...] like inward and spiritual grace to our soules n Gen. [...] [...]. Rom. [...] 11. [...] Cor. 10. 16.
Is it not the applying of an outward visible creature to our bodies, as a signe, seale, or pledge from God of a like inward and spirituall grace to ou [...] soules?Yes. 
Or, Is there a Sacrament where there is no outward visi­ble signe?No. 
Or, Where the outward crea­tures are not applyed to our bo­dies, but onely gazed on?No. 
Or, Are the Sacraments bar [...] signes, without any spirituall grace to our soules offered by them?No 
[...] Q. Who hath authority and power to ordaine a Sacrament? 5. A. p Christ [...]on [...] hath authority to com­mand the use of any creature for a Sacra­ment, and q alone power to assure any r grace with i [...]. p Ma [...]. 7. 7. q. Col. 2. 8, 9, 10 r John 1. 16, 17.
Hath not Christ alone autho­rity to command any such use of any creature for a Sacrament?Yes. 
Or, Hath any man, or company of man any such authority?No. 
And, Hath Christ alone power to assure any such grace with it?Yes. 
Or, Can any man, or men of themselves promise it?No. 
6. Q. What is baptisme out­wardly in regard of the vi [...]l [...] signe, or creature commanded to be a pli [...]t to our bodies? 6. A. Baptisme out­wardly is washing the body with s water b [...] dipping or sprinkling
Is it washing the body with [Page 41] water by dipping, or sprinkling the name of the Father? [...].Yes. [...]n the t name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Ghost. Iohn 3. 23. t Mat. 28, 19.
Or, May not any other creature [...] for it [...] water?No. 
And, Will sprinkling the [...] d [...] it without dipping [...] it?Yes. 
And, Will not other words do as well, where there is not all the three persons of the blessed Trinity named?No. 
7 Q. What is the inward and [...] grace sealed to the faithfull, [...]li [...]? 7 A. The inward grace sealed to the faithfull in Baptisme, is the u vertue of Christs blood and of his Spirit, to the x wa­s [...]ing away of sin, and y new birth to the life of grace. u Rom. 6. 3, 4. x Acts 22. 16. y Ti­tus 3. 5.
[...] of Christe [...] and of [...] to the washing awa [...] of sin and new [...]rth to the life of grace?Yes. 
Or, Do any of the faithfull [...]o are baptized, mi [...]e of this [...]?No. 
Or, Do hypocri [...]es, though outwardly baptized, partake of his grace?No. 
8. Q. How often is baptisme to [...] administred to any one party?No.8. A. Baptisme is to be administred to any one onely once, and no more, because as we can be borne but once naturally, so but once spiritually.
Must it be often administred [...] the same party?No. 
Or, May it be if any desire it?No. 
Or, Must it be to any one o [...] [...]ce and no more?Yes. 
And, [...] it so because as we [...]n [...]t once naturally b [...] once spiritually?Yes. 
Q. 9. How is it proved, th [...] within the Ch [...]? 9. A. Children born within the Church are to be baptised because
[...] a just proofe of it, th [...] [Page 42] children were wont to be cir­cumcised by Gods command?Yes.they were y wont be circumcised, a [...] because [...] they [...] within Gods. Gov [...] ­nant, and [...] [...]ve [...] to the seal of it. y G [...] 17. 12. [...]. Gen. 17. [...] 1 Cor. 7. 14.
Or, Is there any such diffe­rence between Circumcision and Baptisme, as for children to be admitted to the one and not to the other?No. 
And, Is it not also a just proofe of it, because such children are within Gods Covenant, and so have right to the seale of it?Yes. 
10. Q. Since nothing can be required of children when they are brought to Ba [...]isme; what is requi­red of them afterward when they come to yeeres of discretion, in consi­deration that they have been bapti­zed? 10 A. Children ba [...] ­tized are [...]ound wh [...] they come to yeers [...] discretion, to practi [...] a faith, [...] and obed [...] ­ence, and then th [...] shall feel, the bene [...] of their Baptism [...] a Gal. 3. 26. b. Ro [...] 6: 3, 4.
Are they not then bound to practise faith and obedience?Yes. 
Or, Are they free from a­ny such engagements, although their sureties that required bap­tisme for them did promise and vow it in their names?No. 
And, Shall they feele any bene­fit of their Baptisme, when they come to yeares, without this?No. 
Or, Faile, to feele it if they practise this?No. 
11 Q. What is the Lords Sup­per outwardly, in regard of the visi­ble g [...]e or crea [...] commanded to be applied to our bodies? 11 A. The Lor [...] Supper outwardly c both eating brea [...] and drinking wit [...] in remembrance [...] Christ and his de [...]
Is it both eating bread, and drinking wine, in remembrance of Christ, and his death for us?Yes. 
Or, May we not onely eat [Page 43] [...] bread, and for beare to drink [...] wine?No.for us. c 1. Cor. 11. 23. 24, 25, 26.
[...], After the [...]tration for [...] Sacrame [...] it still bread [...]hich we [...] and eate?Yes. 
And, Wine which we drink?Yes. 
Or, Is it substantially changed into the very body and blood of Christ?No. 
And, Do [...] wee receive a right [...] receive the bread and wine [...]nd forget Christ?No. 
Or, [...] person, and [...] his death for us?No. 
12. Q. What is the Lords Sup­ [...] towardly in regard of the reward [...]nd spirituall grace there offered [...] i [...]? 12 A. The spirituall grace in the Lords Supper is d Christs body & blood, e nou­rishing our souls by renewing pardon for sin past, and grace a­gainst sinne hereafter. d 1 Cor. 10. 16. e Ioh. 6. 51, 54, 55, 58.
Is it not Christs body and blood nourishing our soules by renewing pardon for sin past, and grace against sin hereafter?Yes. 
Or, Is there onely a bare re­membrance of Christs body and blood, without an effectuall par­ [...]aking of them by those that [...]ome aright to receive them?No. 
Or, Can the body and blood of Christ bee received by any without benefit to their soules?No. 
And, They missing pardon for [...] past?No. 
Or, Missing of some renewed grace against sin hereafter?No. 
13. Q. Who doe partake of the [...]y and blood of Christ in the [...] Supper, and how is it re­ [...]? 13 A. The body & blood of Christ in the Lords Supper is f on­ly
[Page 44]Is it onely received by the faithful, and onely by thei [...] faith?Yes.received by th [...] faithfull, and only b [...] their g faith. f [...] 11. 29. g [...]6. 3 [...] 48. 54.
Or, Doe any else receive it though they eate the bread, and drink the wine?No. 
Or, Doe the faithfull them selves receive it with their hands and mouthes?No. 
14 Q. How often is the Lord Supper to bee administred and re­ceived? 14 A. The Lords Supper is to be often administred, and re­ceived often by ever [...] Christian. h 1 Cor. 2 [...] 25, 26, 27, 28.
Is it often to be administred?Yes. 
Or, Seldome?No. 
And, Must it be received often?Yes. 
Or, Seldome?No. 
Or, May any keepe away at their owne pleasure, and come onely when they lift?No. 
Or, Are they excusable that re­fuse to come, because they have no leisure for worldly businesses?No. 
Or, Because they have not re­pented of their sins?No. 
Or, Because they are not in charity?No. 
Or, Any such like excuse?No. 
15 Q. How must a man come to the Lords Supper? 15. A. He that com­meth to the Lord [...] Supper must i i exami [...] himself, or else he ea [...] ­eth and drinketh un worthily; and so [...] ignorant person [...] come. i 1 Cor. 11. [...] 28, 29.
May a man come carelesly; without preparing himselfe?No. 
Or, Can a man prepare himself sufficiently unless he examin himself?No. 
And, Doth not a man else eate and drink unworthily?Yes. 
And, May any ignorant per­sons, [Page 45] whether children, or grown [...] come to the Lords Supper, [...] they [...]n [...] [...]ot how to ex­amine them [...]?No. 
16 Q. What is the sinne, [...]nd danger of these t [...] eate and drinke [...] the Lords Supper un­worthily? 16. A. [...] They that eate and drink unwor­thily at the Lords Sup­per, are guilty of Christs body & blood, and eate and drinke damnation to them­selves, if they repent not of it. k 1 Cor. 11. 27, 29, 31, 32.
Are [...] they [...] guilty of the bo­dy and blood of Christ?Yes. 
And, do they not eat and drink damnation to themselves if they repent not of it.Yes. 
Or, [...] to accuse them of such a sin [...]No. 
Or Is that too sort a punish them for such an offence?No.17 A. When a man commeth to the Lords Supper, the things he must examine himself about, are l repentance and m faith, & n thank­fulnesse, and o charity: for a man is no Chri­stian that is altogether without these. l Luke 13. 3, 5. m Iohn 3. 36. n Col. 3. 15, 17. o Mat. 6. 15. 1 Cor. 10. 17.
17 Q. What are the things [...] man must examine himselfe a­bout, [...] to the Lords Supper?  
Are they not repentance and faith, and thankfulnesse, and charity?Yes. 
Or, May a man come in his [...] unrepented of?No. 
Or, Without faith in Christ?No. 
Or, Without thankfulnesse [...]o Christ?No. 
Or, Without charity to men?No. 
Or, Is any man a christian that [...] altogether without these?No. 
18 Q. H [...] a man ex­amine himselfe about his repentance [...]o, as hee may know hee doth [...]pent? 18 A. A man may know that he truly re­penteth, when he se­eth sin p so odious, and so q mischievous, as he
Is it when he seeth sin so odious [...] mis [...]ievous as he resolveth [Page 46] nothing shall make him willing to sin againe?Yes.r resolveth nothing shall make him wil­ling to sin again p. E­zek. 36, 31. q Ro. 6. 11 r Esay 30. 22. Ioh. 34 31, 31. Hos. 14. 38.
Or, Doth a man truly repent unlesse he see sin to be most odi­ous and most mischievous?No. 
Or, Vnlesse he resolve against all sin?No. 
19 Q. How may a man examine himselfe about his faith so, as to know he hath true faith in Christ? 19 [...] man may know hee hath tru [...] faith in Christ, when s onely from his dea [...] he looketh for pardon, and all good to h [...] soule, and looking at that keepeth his soule from fainting utterly s Phil. 3. 7, 8, 9, 10.
Is it not when he looketh for pardon and all good, to his soule onely from Christs death, and looking at that, keepeth his soule from fainting utterly?Yes. 
Or, Doth he truly beleeve that ioyneth any creature with Christ in expectation of pardon and good to his soule?No. 
Or, Whose spirit so fainteth as he looketh not at all for any good from Christ?No. 
20 Q How may a man examine himselfe about his thankfulnes to Christ so, as he may know he is truly thankfull. 20 A. A man may know he is truly thank­full to Christ when he esteemeth Christs love and u benefits above all others, and so de­sireth to x please Christ in all things. t Eph. 3 17, 18, 19. [...] Phil. 3. 8 x 2 Cor. 5, 14, 15.
Is it when he esteemeth Christs love and benefits above al o­thers, and so desireth to please him in al things?Yes. 
Or, Is he truly thankful that esteemeth the love of men or their benefits, more then Christs?No. 
Or, Equall to them?No. 
Or, Any benefits in tempo­rall respects, equall to Christs?No. 
Or, That is not moved by [Page 47] Christs love and benefits to de­ [...] please him in all things?No. 
21 Q. How may a man examine [...]selfe about his charity so, as he [...] know he hath true charity to­ [...]d all men? 21 A. A man may know he hath true charity toward all men, when he loveth x every one, y even those that have wron­ged him, as he desires z God or * men should love him. x James 2. 8, 9. y Mat. 5. 43, 44, 45. z Math. 12. * Mat. 7. 12. 1 Ioh. 3. 18, 19.
Is it when he loveth every one, [...]en those that have wronged [...], as he desireth God and men [...]uld love him?Yes. 
Or, Hath he true charity that [...]ly loveth his friends who are [...]de to him?No. 
Or, At the most those onely it wrong him not?No. 
Or, Pretending to love even [...]e that wrong him, yet his [...]art, and words, and dealings, [...] otherwise towards them, [...]en he desireth from God and [...]th men as love him?No. 
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