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THE

CONFESSION OF FAITH.

CHAPTER 1.

Of the Holy Scripture.

ALTHOUGH the light of nature, and the works f creation and providence, do so far manifest the foodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave hen inexcusablea; yet they are not sufficient to ive that knowledge of God, and of his will, which s necessary unto salvation”; therefore it pleased

1. Rom. ii. 14, 15. For when the Gentiles, which have ot the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, aving not the law, are a law unto themselves; which show he work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience lso bearing witness, and their thoughts the meanwhile acusing, or else excusing one another. Rom. i. 19, 20. Be ause that which may be known of God is manifest in them: br God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of im from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being unerstood by the things that are made, even his eternal power nd Godheall; so that they are without excuse. Psal. xix. 1,

3. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmameni howeth his handy work. Day unto day uttereth speech, and ight unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Sec Rom. i. 2. with Rom. ii. 1.

6 1 Cor. i. 21. For after that in the wisdom of God, the yorld by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolshness of preaching to save them that believe. i Cor. ii. 13,

1. Corinthians. The Epistle to The Revelation.

II

. Under the name of Holy Scripture, or the word of God written, are now contained all the books of the Old and New Testament, which are these:

Numbers.

Joshua.

Sphecy; whereunto ye The Acts of the

divers manners, hat his will unto

the better preath, and for the art of the church , and the malice onimit the same aketh the Holy Ecodus

, -; those former unto his people te words which man?? Phost teaclieth; com. But the natural man od; for they are fool. Frem, because they are es, and in divers manby the prophets. also, having had pere very first, to write hilus, that thou mightherein thou hast been er things were writ. ang; that we, through might have hope. Isa. ny: if they speak not re is no light in theni. d thou hast known the ke thee wise unto sal. st Jesus. 2 Pet. i. 19.

OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.
Genesis. Ezra. Daniel.
Nehemiah.

Hosea.
Initicus. Esther.

Joel.
Job.

Amos.
Deuteronomy. Psalms.

Obadiah.
Proverbs.

Jonuh.
Julges. Ecclesiustes.

Micah.
The Song of Nahum.

Songs. Habakkuk.
Isaiah. Zephaniah.
Jeremiah. Haggui.
Lamentations. Zechariah.

Maluchi.

Puth.

Sorel 1. Samuel.

1. Kings

1. Chronicles. Ezekiel. 11. Chronicles,

Matthew

OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.
The Gospels a: Galatians.

The Hebrezos.
cording to Ephesiuns.

The Epistle of
Philippians.

Jumes.
Work. Colossians. The first and se-

1. Thessalonians. cond Epistle-
be
Il. Thessaloni-

of Peter.

The first, second, To 1. Timothy. and third EpisPoul's Episfles To II. Timothy.

tles of John. in the Romans. To Titus.

The Epistle of . Corinthians. To Philemon.

Jude:

Apostles

.

ans.

I that shineth in a dark ar arise in your hearts.

times, and in divers athers by the prophets, s by his Son, whow he hom also he made the

1. Under the name of Holy Scripture, or the d of God written, are now contained all the ks of the Old and New Testament, which are se :

OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. esis. Ezra.

Daniel. edus.

Nehemiah. Hosea. -iticus. Esther.

Joel. nbers. Job.

Amos. uteronomy. Psalms.

Obadiah. rua.

Proverbs. Jonuh, "ges.

Ecclesiastes. Micah. ch.

The Song of Nahum. Samuel. Songs. Hubakkuk. Samuel. Isaiah."

Zephaniah. Kings. Jeremiah. Haggai. Kings. Lamentations. Zechariah. Chronicles. Ezekiel.

Maluchi. Chronicles,

OF THE NEW TESTAMENT. Gospels ac- Galatians. Thc Hebreus. ording to Ephesiuns. The Epistle of \thew. Philippians. James. kk.

Colossians. The first and se-
I. Thessalonians. cond Epistle-

II. Thessaloni of Peter.
Acts of the

The first, second, Vpostles.

To I. Timothy. and third Epis: |.l's Epistles To II, Timothy.

tles of John. the Romans. To Titus. The Epistle of Forinthians. To Philemon. Jude. Forinthians. The Epistle to The Revelation.

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shall hear, that shall he speak; and he will show you things

nd obeyed, depend-lare arguments whereby it doth abundantly evia
_t is to be received, infallible truth, and divine authority thereof, is
ration of God, to be. We may be moved and induced by the tes-

(mony of the church to an high and reverend es-
called Apocrypha, beem for the Holy Scripturek; and the heavenli-
are no part of the mes of the matter

, the efficacy of the doctrine, the therefore are of no

majesty of the style, the consent of all the parts, use of, than other to God the full discovery it makes of the only loly Scripture, for table excellencies, and the entire perfection thereany

man or church, decisel to be the word of God; yet, notwithtruth itself) the au

way of man's salvation, the many other incompa

add unto him the plagues beard of us, we received it not as the word of men, but (as it.
spiration of God, and is which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground

2 Tim. mcw how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God,
Ing at Moses and all the ne, and ye know all things. But the anointing which ye have
Lato you, while I was yet things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught
lled which were written on, ye shall abide in him. John xvi. 13, 14. Howbeit when

Ath revealed ther unto us by his Spirit; for the Spirit search

h all things, yea the deep things of God.-For what man - FAITH. , on the foundation of the mself being the chief corI testify unto every man y of this book, if any man any man shall take away rophecy, God shall take

and out of the holy city,
en in this book.
r correction, for instruc-
n all the Scriptures, the

And he said unto them,
hets, and in the Psalms,
ne prophecy came not in
ply men of God spake as

standing

, our full persuasion and assurance of the
from the inward work of the Holy Spirit

, bearing
witness by and with the word, in our hearts'.
in the witnes of God which he hath testified of his Son. 1
Thes, ü. 13. For this cause also thank we God without ceas-
iss, because, when ve received the word of God, which ye
13 in truth) the word of God, which effectually worketh also

you that believe
V. 1 Tim

. üi, 15. But if I tarry long, that thou mayest

in

the truth.

1 John ii

. 20, 29. But ye have an unction from the Holy received of him abideth in you, and ye nçed not that any man. each you : but as the same anointing teacheth you of all

se, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all

ruth: for he shall not speak of himself ; but whatsoever he o come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.—1 Cor. ii. 10, 11, 12. But God

is given by inspirationc r reproof, for correctio ohn v. 9.

If we receit od is greater: For th

noweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which

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. We may be moved and induced by the tesny of the church to an high and reverend esn for the Holy Scriptures; and the heavenli

of the matter, the efficacy of the doctrine, the esty of the style, the consent of all the parts, scope of the whole, (which is to give all glory God) the full discovery it makes of the only

of man's salvation, the many other incompa. e excellencies, and the entire perfection thereare arguments whereby it doth abundantly evice itself to be the word of God; yet, notwithding, our full persuasion and assurance of the llible truth, and divine authority thereof, is in the inward work of the Holy Spirit, bearing zess by and with the word, in our hearts'. e witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. 1 3s, ii. 13. For this cause also thank we God without ceas. because, when ye received the word of God, which ye d of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but (as it truth) the word of God, which effectually worketh also ou that believe.

k 1 Tim. iii, 15. But if I tarry long, that thou mayest v how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, h is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground le truth, 1 John ii. 20, 27. But ye have an unction from the Holy , and ye know all things.-But the anointing which ye have ived of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man h you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all s, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught ye shall abide in him. John xvi. 13, 14. Howbeit when the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all h: for he shall not speak of himself ; but whatsoever he I hear, thul shall he speak; and he will show you things ome. He shall glorify me : for he shall receive of mine, shall show it unto you.-1 Cor. ii. 10, 11, 12. But God revealed then unto us by his Spirit; for the Spirit search: all things, yea the deep things of God.-For what man veth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which

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