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leytan God 18. Queft. What are God's Works of Providence ? Sigels,

Answ. God's Works of Providence are his moitz Dan holy w, wise", and powerful Preserving ', and God their

verning dereft i wiser than the fowls of heaven. { Eccl. 7.29. Lo, this only have And with Eccl. 12.7. Then shall the I found, that God hath made man is perfon

, dust return to the earth as it was: upright; but they have sought out by the wo and the spirit shall return unto God many inventions. who gave it. And with Mar. 10. 28. And fear not them which can kill them, and God said unto them, Be the body, but are not able to kill the fruitful and multiply, and replenish foul : but rather fear him which is the earth, and subdue it: and have able to destroy both foul and body dominion over the fish of the fea

, is dingdom ru in hell. And with Luke 2 3.43. And and over the fowl of the air, and unto thee, To day shalt thou be upon the earth. with me in paradise.

" Gen. 3. 6. And when the wo® in his own image, in the image of food, and that it was pleasant to God created he him: male and fe- the eyes, and a tree to be desired to male created he them.

make one wise; the took of the fruit P Col. 3.10. And have put on the thereof, and did eat, and gave also new man, which is renewed in know- unto her husband with her, and he ledge, after the image of him that did eat.

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have I found, that God hath made 9 Eph. 4.24. And that ye put on man upright; but they have fought the new man, which after God is our many inventions. cicated in righteousness, and true holiness.

* Rom. 2. 14. For when the Gen- in all his works. tiles which have not the law, do

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19. Quest. What is God's Providence towards the Angels?

Answ. God by his Providence permitted some of the Angels, wilfully and irrecoverably to fall into Sin and Damnation, limiting and ordering that and all their Sins to his own Gloryd; and establifhed the rest in Holiness and Happiness e: imploy

ing image of his person, and upholding livered them into chains of darkall things by the word of his power, ness, to be reserved unto judgment. when he had by himself purged our Heb. 2. 16. For verily he took not fins

, sat down on the right hand of on him the nature of angels; but he the majesty on high.

took on him the seed of Abraham. * Psal. 103. 19. The Lord hath John 8. 44. Ye are of your father the prepared his throne in the heavens: devil, and the lufts of your father ye and his kingdom ruleth over all. will do : he was a murderer from * Mat. 10. 29. Are not two spar- the beginning, and abode not in laws sold for a farthing ? and one the truth, because there is no truth of them shall not fall on the ground in him. When he speaketh a lie, without your Father.

V. 30. But he speaketh of his own : for he is the very hairs of your head are

all a liar, and the father of it. numbred. v. 31. Fear ye not there d Job 1. 12. And the Lord said fore

, ye are of more value than ma- unto Satan, Behold, all that he ay sparrows. Gen. 45. 7. And God hath is in thy power, only upon fent me before you, to preserve you himself put not forth thine hand. a pofterity in the earth, and to fave So Satan went forth from the preyour lives by a great deliverance. sence of the Lord. Mat. 8.31. So

Rom. 11. 36. For of him, and the devils besought him, saying, If through him, and to him, are all thou cast us out, suffer us to go

to whom be glory for ever. away into the herd of swine. Amen. Ifai. 63.14. As a beast goeth 1 Tim. 5. 21. I charge thee bedown into the valley, the Spirit of fore God and the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord caused him to rest : fo didt and the elect angels, that thou obthou lead thy people, to make thy serve these things without prefer

ring one before another, doing no19. Jude 6. And the angels thing by partiality. Mark 8, 38. which kept not their first eftate, but Whofoever

therefore shall be alhamleft their own habitation, he hath ed of me, and of my words, in this relerved in everlasting chains

under adulterous and finful generation, darkness, unto the judgment of the of him also shall the son of man

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20. Queft. What was the Providence of God toward Man in the Estate in which he was created ?

Answ. The Providence of God toward Man in the Estate in which he was created was, The pla cing him in Paradise, appointing him to drels it

, giving him Liberty to eat of the Fruit of the Earth putting the Creatures under his Dominion , and ordaining Marriage for his Helps; affording him Communion with himself', instituting the Sab

bath Heb. 12. 22. But yé are come unto čarth, and subdue it : and have do mount Sion, and unto the city of minion over the fish of the fea, and the living God, the heavenly Jeru- over the fowl of the air, and ovet falem, and to an innumerable com- every living thing that moveth upon, pany of angels.

the earth. f Pfal. 104. 4. Who maketh his k Gen. 2. 18. And the Lord God angels spirits : his ministers a fla- faid, It is not good that the man ming fire.

should be alone; I will make himaa 8 2 Kings 19. 35. And it cameto help meet for him. pass that night, that the angel of " Gen. 1. 26. And God said, Le the Lord went out and smote in the us make man in our image, after out camp of the Assyrians, an hundred likeness: and let them have domia fourscore and five thousand : and nion over the fish of the sea, and on when they arose early in the more ver the fowl of the air, and overthe ning, behold, they were all dead cattle, and over all the earth, and corpses. Heb. 1.14. Are they not all over every creeping thing that creeministring spirits, sent forth to mi- peth upon the earth. v. 27. So God nister for them who shall be heirs of created man in his own image, salvation:

the image of God created he him: 20. " Gen. 2.8. And the Lord God male and female created he them planted a garden east-ward in Eden; v, 28. And God blessed them, and there he put the man whom he God said unto them, Be fruitful and had formed. v. 15. And the Lord multiply, and replenish the earth, God took the man, and put him into and subdue it: and have dominion the garden of Eden, to dress it and over the filh of the sea, and over the keepit. v. 16. And the Lord God fowl of the air, and over every living commanded the man, saying, of thing that moveth upon the earth every tree of the garden thou mayest v. 29. And God said, Behold, I hart freely eat.

given you every herb bearing feede iGen. 1.28. And God blessed them, which is upon the face of all the and God said unto them, Be fruit- earth, and every cree, in the which ful, and multiply, and replenish the

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21. Quest. Did Man continue in that Estate wherein iod at first created him? Answ. Our Fird Parents being left to the Freeom of their own Will, through the Temptation of atan, transgressed the Commandment of God in ating the Forbidden Fruit, and thereby fell from he Eštate of Innocency wherein they were created 9.

22. Quest. the fruit of a tree yielding feed: 21.9 Gen.3.6. And when the woman Oyou it shall be for meat.

saw that the tree was good for food, And they heard the voice of the and that it was pleasant to the cyes, bord walking in the garden, in the and a tree to be desired to make ane dolofthe day: And Adam

and his wise; lhe took of the fruit thereof, vife hid themselves from the pre- and did eat, and gave also unto ence of the Lord God amongit the her husband with her, and he did

eat. v. 7. And the eyes of them both Gen. 2. 3. And God blessed the were opened, and they knew that eventh day, and sanctified it: be- they were naked: and they sewed figause that in it he had refted from leaves together, and made theinW his work, which God created and felves aprons. v.8. And they heard

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. 3.12. And the law is not of in the garden in the cool of the day: faith: but, The man that doth them and Adam and his wife hid themhall live in them. Rom. 10.5. For felves from the presence of the Lord Moses describeth the righteousness God amongst the trees of the gar

v. 13. And the Lord God hich doth those things, shall live said unto the woman, What is this

that thou hast doneAnd the woman ° Gen. 2.g. And out of the ground faid, The serpent beguiled me, and made the Lord God to grow every I did eat. Eccl. 7.29. Lo, this only tice that is pleasant to the sight, and have I found, that God made man good for food: the tree of life alio upright: but they have fought our in the midst of the garden, and the many inventions. 2 Cor. 11. 3. But I tree of knowledge of good and evil. fear lest by any means, as the

serpent 2 Gen. 2.17. But of the tree of know- beguiled Eve through his subtilty, ledge of good and

evil, thou thale so your minds should be corrupred not eat of it:for in the day that thou froin the simplicity that is in Chrift. Satellt thereof, thou shalt surely die.

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22. Queft. Did all Mankiud fall in that Fir Transgression?

Anfw. The Covenant being made with Adama a publick Person, not for himself only bar for Posterity, all Mankind defcending from him by o diniry Generation", finned in him, and fell wir him in that first Transgression.

-23. Quest. Into what Efate did the Fall bring Man kind?

Ax[w. The Fall brought Mankind into an Eftat of Sin and Misery

24. Queft. What is Sin?"

Answ. Sin is any Want of Conformity unto, o Transgreffion of any Law of God, given as a Ruk to the reasonable Creature v.

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22. ' Acts 17.26, And hath made condemnation; even fo--of one blood all nations of men, for For as by one mans disobedienc to dwell on all the face of the earth: many were made finners: fo byth and hath determined the times be obedience -- And with I Cor:* fore appointed, and the bounds of 21. For since by man came death, by their habitation.

man came also the resurrection oft: ? Gen. 24. 16. And the Lord God dead. v.22. For as in Adam all die commanded the man, saying, of even so in Chrift fall all be mat every tree of the garden thou may; alive, eft freely eat: v. 17. But of the tree 23. Rom. 5.12. Wherefore, as by oss of the knowledge of good and evil, man fin entred into the world, a thou shalt not eat of it: for in the death by fin; and so death passe day that thou eatest thereof thou upon all men, for that all haveur fhalt surely die. [Compared with Rom. ned. Rom.3.23, For all have finna! 5.12. to 20. verse] Wherefore, as by and come short ofthe glory of Ger one man sin entred into the world, 24."1John3.4. Whosoever comme and death by lin; and so death pas teth sin, tranfgreffeth also the law sed upon all men, for that all have for fin is thetransgression of their finned. v. 15. For if through the Gal. 3.10. For as many as are oft offence of one, many be dead; much works of the law,are under the cure more --- V.16. ---For the judgment for it is written, Cursed is every co was by one to condemnation; that continueth not in all thun v. 17. For if by one mans offence, which are written in the book of death reigned by one: much more -- law to do them. 0.12. And the las v.18. Therefore as by the offence of not of faith: but, The man char con one, judgment came upon all men to them shall live in them.

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