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Q. 9. How many perfons are there in the Godhead?

A. There be three persons in the Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the holy ghost; and these three are one true, eternal God, the fame in substance, equal in power and glory; al. though distinguished by their personal properties 1.

Q. 10, What are the personal properties of the three persons in the Godhead?

A, It is proper to the Father to beget the Son m, and to the the Son to be begotten of the Father n,and to the holy Ghost to proceed from the Father and the Son, from all eternity o.

Q.1. How doth it appear that the son, and the holy ghost are God equal with the Father?

A. The Scriptures manifeft that the Son and the holy Ghost areGodequal with the Father,afcribingunto themsuchnames P,

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the true God, he is the living God, ten in the world, he faith, and and an everlasting king : at his let all the angels of God worship wrath the earth shall tremble, and him, v. 8, But unto the son he the nations shall not be able to ac faith, thy throne, O God, is for bide his indignation.

cyer and ever ; a sceptre of righ91 i John s. 7. For there are teousness is the sceptre of thy three that bear record in heaven, kingdom. the Father, the Word,and the ho n John. 1. 14.And the word was ly Ghost: and these three are one. made fich, and dwelt among us Mat: 3, 16. And Jesuswhenhe was (and we beheld his glory, the glo: baptized, went up straight way out ry as of the only begotten of the of the water : and lo, the heavens Eather) full of grace and truth. were opened unto him,and he saw V. 18. No man hath feen God at jhe Spirit of God defcending like a any time: the only begotten Son, dove and lightningupon him.7.17. which is in the bolom of the Fa. And lo, a voice from heayen,Say- ther, he hath declared him. ing, This is my beloved son, in o John 15. 36. But when the whom I am well pleased. Mat. 28. Comforter is come, whom I will 19.Go ye therefore and teach aļl feud unto you from the Father, nations, baptizingtheminthe name even the Spirit of truth, which of the father, and of the Son, and proceedeth from the Father, he of the holy Ghost, 2 Cor. 13, 14. shall teftify of me. Gal. 4. 6. And

Thegrace of the Lord Jelus Chrilt, because ye are fons, God hath lent and the love of God, and the comforth the Ipiritof his son into your munion of the holy Ghost,be with hearts, crying, Abba, Father, you all. Amen. “John 1o. 30, ! 11. plla. 6. 3. And one cried un: and my father are one.

to another, and said, Holy, holy, 10 m Heb. i. 5. For unto which holy is the

Lord of hosts, thewhole of the angles said he at any time, earth is fuļl of his glory..5. Then Thou art my fon, this day have said I, Wois me, for I am undone, þegotten thee? and Again, I will because I am a man of uncleanlips, be to him á Father and he shall be and I dwell in themidst of apeople to me a fon. v. 6. And again, of unclean lips:for mine eyeshave when be bringethin the firktbegot seen the king, the Lord of hosts :

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attributes works r, and worship s, as are proper to God only.

Q. 12. What are the decrees of God?

A. God's decrees are the wise, free, and holy acts of the counsel ofhis will t, whereby, from all eternity, he hath, for his own glory, uncheangeably fore-ordained whatsoever

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7. 8. Also I heard the voice of the his fpirit; for the spirit searcheth
Lord, saying, Whom ihall I fend? all things, yea, the deep things of
and who will go forus? Then laidi God. v. 11. For what man know.
Hercam 1,íendme, Comparedwith eth the things of a man, fave the
John 12.41. ThefethingsfaidEfaias fpirit of man that is in him: even
when he law hisglory and spake of fo the things of God knoweth no
him, and with Acts 28. 25. And man, but the spirit of God.
when they agreed notamongthem. r Col.1.16. For by him were all
felves, they departed after that Paul things created that are in heaven,
had spoken one word, Well spake and thai are in earth, visible and in
theholy Ghostby Efaiasthe prophet vible, whether they be tirones,
untoour Fathers.1, Johns, 20. And or dominions, or principalities,ur
we know that the Son of God is powers: all things were created by
come,and hath given us an under- him, and for him. Gen. 1, 2. And
kapding that we may know him the earth was without form and
that is true: and we are in him that yoid, and darkness was upon the
is true,evenim hisson, Jelus Christ, face of the deep : and the spirit of
This is the true God, and eternal God moved upon the face of the
lifc. Acts 5. 3. But Peter said, A- waters,
nanias,why bath Satan filled thine ( Mat. 28. 19. Goye therefore
heart to lie to the holy Ghost, & to and teach all nations, baprizing
keep back part of the price of the them in the name of the Father, and
land? v. 4. While it reniained, was of the Son, and of the holy Gloff,
it not thine own? and after it was 2 Cor.13.14. The graceof the Lord
fold,wasit not in thiné cwn power? Jesus Christ, and the love of God,
why halt thou conceived this thing and the communion of the holy
in thinc heart ? thou hasť not lied Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
unto men, but unto God,

12. 1 Epli, 1.11. In whom also 9 John 1. 1. In thebeginningwas we have obtained an inheritance, the word, and the word was with being produktinated according to God, and the word was God. Ila. thepurpose of him who worketh all 9.6. For unto us a child is born ,un- things after the counsel of his own to usa fon is given and the govern- will Rom. 11:33: O the depth of ment shall be upon his shoulder; the riches both of the wisdom and and his name shall be called, Won“ knowledge of God! how unsearchderful, Counsellor, The mighty ablearehis judgments and his ways God, The everlasting Father, The past finding out! Rom.9.14. What Prince of peace. John. 2. 24. But shall welay then? Isthere unrighte. Jesus did not commit himself unto oufnel's with God Godforbid. v.15. them, because he knew all men; For he faith to Moles, I will have v. 25. And needed not that any mercy on whom I will havemercy, fhould testify of man; for he knew and I willhave compassion on whom what was in man. Cor 2.10. Kut I will havecoinpallion v, 18. There God hath revealed then untous by fore hath he mercy on whom he

Q. 9. How many persons are there in the Godhead?

A. There be three persons in the Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the holy ghost; and these three are one true, eternal God, the fame in substance, equal in power and glory; although distinguished by their personal properties 1.

Q. 10, What are the personal properties of the three persons in the Godhead?

A, It is proper to the Father to beget the Son m, and to the the Son to be begotten of the Father ngand to the holy Ghost to proceed from the Father and the Son, from all eternity o,

Q.11. How duth it appear that the son, and the holy ghost are God equal with the Father?

A, The Scriptures manifeft that the Son and the holy Ghost areGodequal with the Father,afcribingunto themsuchnames P',

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at,

the true God, he is the living God, ten in the world, he faith, and and an everlasting king : at his let all the angels of God worship wrath the earth shall tremble, and him. v. 8, But unto the son he the nations shall not be able to a faith, thy throne, O God, is for bide his indignation.

eyer and ever ; a sceptre of righ91 i John s. 7. For there are teousness is the sceptre of thy three that bear record in heaven, kingdom. the Father, the Word, and the ho 'n John. I. 14.And the word was ly Ghost: and these three are one. made flesh, and dwelt among us Mat: 3, 16. And Jesuswhenhe was and we beheld his glory, the glo: baptized, went up straight way out ry as of the only begotten of the of the water : and lo, the heavens Eather) full of grace and truth. were opened unto him,and he saw v. 18. No man hath scen God at the Spirit of God defcending likea any time: the only begotten Son, dove and lightningupon him.7.17. which is in the bolom of the Fa. And lo, a voice from heayen, Say- ther, he hath declared him. ing, This is my beloved son, in o John 15. 26. But when the whom I am well pleased. Mat. 28. Comforter is come, whom I will 19. Go ye therefore and teach aļl feed unto you from the Father, nations, baptizingtheminthe name even the Spirit of truth, which of the father, and of the Son, and proceedeth from the Father, he of the holy Ghoft.2 Cor. 13, 14. hall teftify of

me. Gal.

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6. And Thegrace of the Lord Jesus Chrilt, because ye are fons, God hath lent and the love of God and the comforth the spiritof

his son into your munion of the holy Ghost, be with hearts, crying, Abba, Father, you all. Amen. "John jo. 30, I 11. plla. 6. 3. And one cried un. and my fatsier are one.

to another, and said, Holy, holy, 10 m Heb. 1. 5. For unto which holy is the Lord of hosts,thewhole of the angles faid he at any time, earth is full of his glory.v.5. Then

Thou art my fon, this day have said I, Woisme, for I am undone, þegotten thee? and Again, I will because I am a man of uncleanlips, be to him a Father and he shall be and I dwell in themidst of apeople to me a fon: 06. And again, of unclean lips.for mine eyeshave when he bringethin the firstbegot seen the king, the Lord of hosts

attributes , works r, and worship s, as are proper to God enly.

Q. 12. What are the decrees of God?

A. God's decrees are the wise, free, and holy acts of the counsel ofhis will t, whereby, from all eternity, he hath, for his own glory, uncheangeably føre-ordained whatsoever

comes

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v. 8. Also I heard the voice of the his fpitit; for the spirit searcheth
Lord, saying, Whom shall I send ? all things, yea, the deep things of
and who will go forus? Then laid! God, v. Ir. For what man know-
Heream 1,íendme, Comparedwith eth the things of a man, fave the
John 12.41, Thefethingssaid Elaias fpirit of man that is in him even
when he saw hisglory and spake of so the things of God knoweth no
him, And with Asts 28. 25. And man, but the spirit of God.
when they agreed notamongthem.

r Col.1.16. For by him were all
felves, they departed after that Paul things created that are in heaven,
had spoken one word, Well Ipake and that are in earth, visible and in-
theholy Ghostby Efaiasthe prophet vible, whether they be tirones,
untoourFathers. 1, Johns, 20. And or dominions, or principalities,ur
we know that the Son of God is powers: all things were created 6
come and hath given us an under him, and for him. Gen. 1, 2. And
Itanding that we may know him the earth was without form and
that is true: and we are in him that void, and darknefs was upon the
is true,evenin hisson, Jefus Christ, face of the deep : and the fpirit of
This is the true God, and eternal God moved upon the face of the
lifc. Acts 5. 3. But Peter said, A- waters,
nanias,why hath Satan filled thinc ( Mat. 28.

o ye sherefore heart to lie to the holy Gholt, & to and teach all nations, baprizing keep back part of the price of the them in the name of the Father, and land? v. 4. While it reniained, was of the Son, and of the holy Ghoff, it not thine own? and after it was 2 Cor.13.14. The graceof che Lord fold,wasit not in thine cown power? Jesus Christ, and the love of God, why halt thou conceived this thing and the communion of the Holy in thinc heart? thou hasť not lied Ghost, be with you all. Amen. unto nien, but unto God.

12.1 Eph, 1.11. Iu whom allo 9 John 1. 1. In tbebeginningwas we have obtained an inheritance, the word, and the word was with being predeltinated according to God, and the word was God. Ila. thepurpose of him who worketh all 9.6. For unto us a child is börn,un- things after the counsel of his own to usa lon is given and the govern- will Rom. 11:33. O the depth of ment shall be upon his shoulder; the riches both of the wisdom and and his name shall be called, Won- knowledge of God! low unsearchderful, Counsellor, The mighty ablearehis judgments and his svays God, The everlasting Father, The past finding out! Rom. 9.14.What Prince of peace. John. 2. 24. But shall welay

then? Isthere unrighte. Jesus did not commit himself unto oufnef's with God Godforbid, v.15. them, because he knew all men; For he faith to Moles, I will have 7.25. And needed not that any mercy on whom I will have mercy, should telțify of man; for he knew and I will have compassion on whom what was in nan, Cor;2.10. But I will havecompassion V,18. ThereGod hath revealed then untous by fore hath he mercy on whom he

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comes to pass in time v, especially concerning angels and men.

Q. 13. What hath God especially decreed concerning angels and men ?

A. God, by an eternal and immutable decree, out of his inere love, for the praise of his glorious grace to be manifested in due time, hath elected some angels to glory W; and in Christ hath chosen some men to eternal life and the means thereof x, and also, according to his sovereign power, and the unsearchable counsel of his own will (whereby he extendeth or withholdeth fayour as he pleaseth) hath passed by, and fore-ordained the rest to dishonour and wrath, to be for their fin inflicted, to the praise of the glory of his ju, stice y,

Q. 14. will have mercy,and whom he will cording to the goodpleasure of his he hardneth.

will. 7.6. To the praile of the glory v Eph. 1.4. According as he hath of his grace, wherein he bath made chosen us in him before the foun us accepted in theBeloved. 2 Thess, dation of the world, that we should 2, 13. But we are lound to give be boly, and without blame before thanks alway to God for you, bres him in love.v.1].in whom also we thren,beloved of the Lord, because have obtainedan inheritance,being God hath from the beginning predestinated according to the pur- chofen you to salvation, through pose of him who worketh all things fanctification of the Spirit, and be. after the counsel of his own will. lief of the truth: 7*14. Whereunta Rom.9.22, What if God, willing to he called you by our gospel, to the shew his wrath,& to make hispow. obtaining of the glory of the Lord er known,enduredwithmuch long- Jesus Christ. suffering the yessels of wrath fitted y Rom. 9.17. For the scripture to destruction; 2.23. And that he faith unto Pharaoh, even for this might makeknown the riches of his famepurpose have I raised thee up, glory on theveslelsofmercy, which that I mightshewmypower in thee, be nad afore prepared unto glory? and that my name might be declaPlal.33.11. The counsel of thel-ord red throughout all the earth.v.18. standeth for ever, the thoughts of Therefore hath he mercyonwhom his heart to all generations, he will have mercy, & whom he will

13. W 1Tim. 5:21, Icharge thee he hardneth. y. 21. Hath not the beforeCod & théLord Jesus Christ, potter power over the clay, of the and the elect angels; that thou ob- fame lump to make one vessel unta serve these things without prefer. honour, and another unto dishoring one before another,doing no, noor? 6.22. What if God, willing thing by parțiality.

to shew his wrath, and to make his : x Eph.1.4. According as he hath power known, endured with much chosen us in him, before the foun: long-suffering the vesels of wrath dation of the world, that we mould fitted to destruction ? Mat 11.25. be holy, and without blame before At that time Jesus answered and him in love:7.5.Having predesti said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord pated us unto the adoption of chil- of heaven and earth, because thoy dren by-Jesus Christ to himself,ac: halt hid thele things from the wise

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