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Q. 30. How doth the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Chrift?
A. The Spirit applieth to us the redemption purchased by Christ, by working faith in us, and thereby uniting us to Christ in our effectual call. ing.
Q. 31 What is effectual calling ?
A. Effectual calling is the work of God's Spirit, whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ, and renewing our will, he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel.
Q. 32. What benefits do they that are effectually called partake of in this life?
A. They that are effectually called do in this life partake of justification, adoption, sanctifi. cation, and the several benefits which, in this life, do either accompany, or flow from them.
Q. 33. What is justification?
A. Justification is an act of God's free grace, wherein he pardoneth all our sins, and accepteth us as righteous in his fight, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received by faith alone.
Q. 34. What is adoption ?
A. Adoption is an act of God's free grace, whereby we are received into the number, and have a right to all the privileges of the fons of God.
R. 35. What is fanctification ?
A. Sanalification is the work of God's free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto fin, and live unto righteousness.
Q. 36. What are the benefits which in this life do accompany or flow
from juftification, adoption, and fanctification ?
A. The benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption and fanctification, are, assurance of God's love, peace of conscience, joy in the Holy Ghost, increase of grace, and perseverance therein to the end.
Q. 37. What benefits do believers receive from Chris at their death?
A. The fouls of believers are, at their death, made perfect in holiness, and do immediately pass into glory; and their bodies, being fill united to Christ, do rest in their graves till the refurrection.
Q. 38. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at the resurrection ?
A. At the resurrection, believers, being raised up to glory, shall be openly acknowledged and acquitted in the day of judgment, and made perfectly blessed in the full enjoying of God to all eternity.
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.
Q. 40. What did God at first reveal to man for the rule of his obedience ?
A. The rule which God at first revealed to man, for his obedience, was the moral law.
Q. 41. Wherein is the moral law fummarily comprehended ?
A. The moral law is fummarily comprehended in the ten commandments.
Q. 42. What is the sum of the ten commandinents?
A. The sum of the ten commandments is, To love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind; and our neighbour as ourselves.
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 brought thee out of the land of Egypt and out of the house of bondage.
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.
Q. 45. Which is the first commandment ?
A. The first commandment is, Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.
Q. 46. What is required in the first commandment ?
A. The first commandment requireth us to know, and acknowledge God to be the only true God, and our God; and to worship and glorify him accordingly.
Q. 47. What is forbidden in the first commandment ?
A. The first commandment forbiddeth the de. nying, or not worshipping and glorifying the true God, as God, and our God, and the giving that worship and glory to any other, which is due to him alone.
Q. 48. What are we specially taught by these words (Before me) in the first commandment?
A. These words (Before me) in the first commandment, teach us, that God, who seeth all things, taketh notice of, and is much displeased with, the sin of having any other God.
Q. 49. Wbich is the second commandment ?
A. The second commandment is, Thou shalt: not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the wa... ter under the earth : thou shalt not bow downu thyself to them, nor ferve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me : and fhewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments
Q. 50. What is required in the second commande ment ?
A. The second commandment requireth the: receiving, observing and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances, as God. hath appointed in his word.
Q. 51. What is forbidden in the second come mandment?
A. The second commandment forbiddeth the: worshipping of God by images, or any other way, not appointed in his word.
0.52. What are the reasons annexed to the second: commandment ?
A. The reasons annexed to the second conte.. mandment are, God's sovereignty over us, his propriety in us, and the zeal he hath to his own worship
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