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increase of grace a, and, perseverance therein to the end p.

Q. 37.Wat benefits do believers receive from Christ at death?

A. The souls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness g, and do immediately pass into glory r; and their bodies, being still united to Christ I, do rest in their graves. t, till the resurrection v.

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

A.At the resurrection, believers,being raised up in glory w, shall be openly acknowledged & acquitted in the day of judg. ment x, and made perfectly blessed in full enjoying of God y.

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tlla. 57 2. He ihall enter into
p! John5.13 Thefethings have peace: they shall rest in their beds,
I written unto you that believe on eachonewalkingin hisuprightnels.
the name of the Son God; that v Job 10, 26 And though after
ye may know that ye haveeternal myskin, worms destroy this body,
life, and that ye may believe on yet in niy flesh shall I fee God:
the name of the Son of God. 1 Pet. V 27. Whoml shall see for myfell,
1.5: Who are kept by the power of and mine eyes shall behold, & not
God through faith unto salvation, another; tho'my reins be con-
readyto be revealed in thelast time sumed within me.

37.9 Heb.12.23, To the general 38.w i Cor. 15.43. It is fownin
assembly, and church of the first dishonour, it is raised in glory: it
born which are written in heaven, is sown in weakness, it is raised in
and to God the judge of all,andto power.
the spirits of jult menmade perfect. x Mat25.23.His Lord said unto

r 2 Cor. 5.1,For we know that him, well done, good and faithful
if our earthly house of this taber- servant; thou halt been faithful o-
nacle were dissolved, we have a ver a few things, I will make thee
building of God,an house not made rulerover many things: enter thou
with hands;eternal in the heavens. into the joy of thy Lord. Mat.
vo. Therefore we are always con- 10.32. Whosoever therefore shall
fident, knowing that whilst we are confess me before men, him will
at home in the body, we are ab- I confess also before my Father
sent from the Lord, 7, 8, We are which is in heaven.
confident, 1 say, and willing ra y i John 3. 2. Beloved, now are
ther to be ablent from the body, we the fous of God, and it doth
and to be present with the Lord. not yet appear what we fhall be:
Phil. 1. 23. For I am in it ftrait be- but we know that when he shallap-
twixt two, having a desire to de- pear, we fhall be like him; for we
part, and to be with Christ; which Ihall see him as he is. i Cor 13. 12.
is far better. Luke 23.43. And je- For now we see through a glass,
fuis said unto bim, Verily I sayunto darkly; but then face to face, now
thec, To day shalt thou be with I know in part; but then thall I
me in paradise.

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

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

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

A The rule which God at first revealed to man, for his obedience, was the moral law b. Q. 41. Wherein is the moral law fummarily comprehended ?

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

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

A. The sum of the ten commandments is, To love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our loul, with all our strength, and with all our mind; and our neighbour as our selves d. Q. 43. What is the preface to the ten commandments?

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

R. 44. 2 1 Theff.4.17 Then we which consciences also bearing witness, are alive and remain, shall be and their thoughts the meanwhile caught up together with them in accusing or else excusing one anothe clouds, to meet the Lord in the ther. Rom. 10. 5. For Moles deair: and so shall we ever be with fcribeth the righteousness which is the Lord. v, 18. Wherefore, com" of the law, that the man which fort one another with these words. doththofethings,shall liveby thein.

39.a Micah. 6.8.He hath shewed 41. c Deut.io. 4. And he wrote thee, O man what is good; and on the tables, according to the first what doth the bord requireof thee, writing, the ten commandments, but to do justly, and to love mercy, which the Lord (pake into you in and to walk humbly with thy God the mount, out of the midst of the i Sam. 15. 22. And Samuel 'faid, fire, in the day of the allembly: Hath che Lord as great delight in and the Lord gave them unto me. burnt-offerings and facrifices,asin 42.d Mat. 22. 37. jelus said unobeyingthe voice of the Lord? Be- to him, Thou shalt love the Lord hold, to obey is better than facri. thy God with all thy heart,& with fice; and to hearken, than the fat all thyloul,and with all thy mind.

v.38. This is the first and great 40.b Rem. 2. 14. For when the commandment. v. 29. And the Gentiles, which have not the law, fecond is like unto it, Thou shalt do by nature the things contained love they neighbour as thy self. in the law, these having not the v.40 On these two commandments law, are a law unto themselves; hang all the law and the prophets, 7.15. Which thew the work of the 43. • Exod. 20. 2. law written in their hearts, their

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increase of grace Q, and, perseverance therein to the end

Q. 37.What benefits do believers receive from Christ at death ?

A. The souls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness 9, and do immediately pass into glory r; and their bodies, being still united to Chrifti, do reft' in their graves. t, till the resurrection v.

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

A.At the resurrection,believers,being raised up in glory w, shall be openly acknowledged & acquitted in the day of judgment X, and made perfectly blessed in full enjoying of God y.

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o Prov. 4. 18.But the pathof the that Jesus died, and rose again; just is as thethining light, that shi- even to them also which sleep in neth more and more into the per- Jesus will God bring with him. fect day.

Ć Ila. 57 2. He shall enter into p! John5.13 Thefethings have peace: they shall rest in their beds, I written unto you that believe on eachonewalkingin hisuprightness. the name of the Son God; that v Job 10, 26 And though after ye may know that ve haveeternal myskin, worms destroy this body, life, and that ye may believe on yet in niy flesh shall I fee God: the name of the Son of God. 1 Pet. V 27. Whoml shall see for my felf, 1.5.Who are kept by the power of and mine eyes shall behold, & not God through faith unto salvation, another; tho'my reins be conréadyto be revealed in thelast time sumed within me.

37. Heb.12.23. To the general 38.w I Cor. 15.43. It is sownin assembly and church of the first dishonour, it is raifed in glory: it born which are written in heaven, is sown in weakness, it is raised in and to God the judge of all, and to power, the spirits of jult menmade perfect. x Mat25.23. His Lord said unto

r 2 Cor. s. 1,For we know that him, well done, good and faithful if our earthly house of this taber- servant; thou hast been faithful onacle were dissolved, we have a ver a few things, I will make thee building of God, an house not made rulerover many things: enter thou with hands;eternal in the heavens. into the joy of thy Lord. Mat. vo. Therefore we are always con- 10.32. Whosoever therefore shall fident, knowing that whilst we are confess me before men, him will at home in the body, we are ab- I confess also before my Father sent from the Lord, v. 8. We are which is in heaven. confident, 1 fay, and willing ra y i John 3. 2. Beloved, now are ther to be ablent from the body, we the sons of God, and it doth and to be present with the Lord, not yet appear what we shall be: Phil. 1. 23. For I am in iz ftrait be- but we know that when he shallaptwixt two, having a defire to de- pear, we lhall be like him; for we part, and to be with Christ; which shall see him as lie is. I Cor 13. 12. is far better. Luke-23 43. And Je. For now we see through a glass, fus said unto him, Verily I fayunto darkly; but then face to face, now thee, To day shalt thou be with I know in part; but then thall I me in paradise.

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

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

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

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

Q. 41. Wherein is the moral law summarily comprehended ?

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

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

A. The sum of the ten commandments is, To love the
Lord our God with all our heart, with all our foul, with all
our strength, and with all our mind; and our neighbour as
our selves d.
Q. 43. What is the preface to the ten commandments?

A. The preface to the ten commandments is in these
words, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out
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21 Theff.4.17 Then we which consciences also bearing witness, are alive and remain, shall be and their thoughts the meanwhile caught up together with them in accusing or else excusing one ano. the clouds, to meet the Lord in the ther. Rom. 10. 5. For Moles deair: and fo' shall we ever be with fcribeth the righteousness which is the Lord. v, 18. Wherefore, com- of the law, that the man which fort one another with these words. doththofethings, shall liveby thein.

39.a Micah. 6.8. He hath shewed 41. c Deut. Io. 4. And he wrote
thee, O‘man what is good; and on the tables, according to the first
what doth thekord requireof thee, writing, the ten commandments,
but to do justly, and to love mercy, which the Lord (pake into you in
and to walk humbly with thy God the mount, out of the midst of the
1 Sam. 15. 22. And Samuel 'faid, fire, in the day of the allembly:
Hath che Lord as great delight in and the Lord gave them unto me.
burnt offerings and sacrifices,asin 42.d Mat. 22. 37. Jelus said.
obeyingthe voice of the Lord? Be- to him, Thou shalt love the Lord
hold, to obey is better than facri. thy God with all thy heart, & with
fice; and to hearken, than the fat all thyloul,and with all thy mind.

v.38. This is the first and great
40. b Rem. 2. 14. For when the commandment. v. 29. And the
Gentiles, which have not the law, second is like unto it, Thou shalt
do by nature the things contained love they neighbour as thy felf.
in the law, these having not the v.40 On these two commandments
law, are a law unto themselves; hang all the law and the prophets,
7.15. Which thew the work of the 43. c Exod. 20. 2.
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Q. 44. What doth the preface to the ten commandments teach us?

A. The preface to the ten commandments teacheth us, that because God is the Lord, and our God, and Redeemer; therefore we are bound to keep all his commandments f,

Q. 45. Which is the first commandment ?

A. The first commandment is, Thou Malt have no other Gods before me g.

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

Ă. The first commandment requireth us to know, and ac: knowledge God to be the only true God, and our Godh; and to worship and glorify him accordingly i.

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

A. The first commandment forbiddeth the denying k, or not worshipping and glorifying the true God, as Godl, and pur God m; and the giving that worship and glory to any

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44. f Luke 1. 74. 'i hat he would of thee; but if thou forsake him, grant unto us, that we being deli- he will cast thee off for ever. Deut, vered out of the hands of our ene. 26. 17. Thou halt avouched the mies,might serve him withoutfear, Lord this day to be thy God, and 7.75. Inholiness and righteousness to walk in his ways, and to keep before him all the days of our life. his statutes, & his cominandments, 1 Pet. 1. 15. But as he which hath and hisjudgments, and to hearken called you is holy, so be ye holy unto his voice. in allmanner ofconversation;v.16. i Mat. 4. 10. Then faith Jesus Because it is written, Be ye holy, unto him, get thee hence, Satan: for I am holy. v. 17. And if you for it is written, thou shalt worship call on the Father, who without re- the Lord thy God, and him only spect of persons judgeth according shalt thou serve. Psal. 29. 2. Give to every mans work, pafs the time unto the Lord the glory due unto of your sojourning here in fear; his name; worship the Lord in the v. 18, Forasinuch as ye know that beauty of holiness. ye were not redeemedwith corrup 47. k Pfal. 14. 1. The fool hath tible things, as silver & gold, from faid in his heart, there is no God; your vainconversation received by they are corrupt, they have done tradition from your fathers; v. 19).

abominable works, there is none But with the precious blood of that doth good. Christ, as of a lamb without ble 1 Rom, 1.21. Because that when mish and without spot.

they knew God, they glorified him 45. & Exod. 20. 3.

not as God, neither were thankful, 46. h 1 Chron, 28. 9. And thou, but became vain in their imagina: Solomon my fon, know thou thé tions, and their foolish heart was God of thy Father, and serve him darkned. with a perfect heart, and with a wil.. m Pfal. 81. 10. I am the Lord thy Jing mind; for the Lord seyrcheth God,which brought thee out of the ahearts, and understandeth all land of Egypt: opeu thy mouth the imaginations of the thoughts wide, and I will fill it, v. II. But if thou seek him, he will be found

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