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A. The ninth commandment requireth the maintaining and promoting of truth between man and man, and of our own and our neighbour's good name, especially in witness bearing.

Q: 78. What is forbidden in the ninth commandment?

A. The ninth commandment forbiddeth whatfoever is prejudicial to truth, or injurious to our own, or our neighbour's good name.

Q. 79. Which is the tenth commandment ?

A. The tenth commandment is, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's houje, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-fervant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

Q. 80. What is required in the tenth commandment ?

Ą. The tenth commandment requireth full contentment with our own condition, with a right and charitable frame of spirit toward our neighbour, and all that is his.

Q. 81. What is forbidden in the tenth commandment ?

A. The tenth commandment forbiddeth all discontentment with our own estate, envying or grieving at the good of our neighbour, and all inordinate motions or affections to any thing that is his.

Q. 82. Is any man able perfeAly to keep the commandments of God?

A. No mere man, fince the fall, is able, in this life, perfectly to keep the commandments of God; but doth daily break them, in thought, word and deed.

Q. 83. Are all transgressions of the law equally beinous ?

A. Some fins in themselves, and by reason of feveral aggravations, are more heinous in the fight of God than others.

Q. 84. What doth every sin deserve ?

A. Every fin deferveth God's wrath and curse, both in this life and that which is to come.


Q. 85. What doth God require of us, that we may escape his wrath and curse, due to us for hin?

A. To escape the wrath and curse of God, due to us for fin, God requireth of us faith in Jesus Chrift, repentance unto life, with the di. ligent use of all the outward means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of re. demption.

Q. 86. What is faith in Jesus Chrift?

A. Faith in Jesus Christ is a faving grace, whereby we receive and rest upon him alone for salvation, as he is offered to us in the gospel.

Q. 87. What is repentance unto life?

A. Repentance unto life is a faving grace, whereby a finner, out of a true fenfe of his fin, and apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ, doth, with grief and hatred of his sin, turn from it unto God, with full purpose of, and endeavour after, new obedience,

· Q.88. What are the outward and ordinary means whereby Chrif communicateth to us the benefits of redemption ?

A. The outward and ordinary means, whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption, are, his ordinances, especially the word, facraments, and prayer; all which are made effectual to the elect for falvation.

Q. 89. How is the word made effequal to fude vation ?

A. The Spirit of God maketh the reading, but especially the preaching of the word, an effectual mean of convincing and converting finners, and of building them up in holiness, and comfort, through faith unto salvation.

Q. 99. How is the word 10 be read and heard, that it may become effectual to falvation ?

A. That the word may become effe&tual to salvation, we must attend thereunto with diligence, preparation, and prayer; receive it with faith and love, lay it up in our hearts, and practise it in our lives.

Q. 91. How do the sucraments become effettual means of salvation ?

A. The facraments become effectual means of salvation, not from any virtue in them, or in him that doth administer them, but only by the blessing of Christ, and the working of his Spirit in them that by faith receive them.

Q. 92. What is a facrament?

A. A sacrament is an holy ordinance instituted by Christ; wherein, by sensible figns, Christ and the benefits of the new covenant are reprefented, sealed and applied to believers.

Q. 93. Which are the facraments of the New Testament?

A. The facraments of the New Testament are baptism and the Lord's supper.

Q. 94. Wlatis baptism?

A. Baptism is a sacrament, wherein the washing with water, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, doth signify and feal our ingrafting into Christ, and partaking of the benefits of the covenant of grace, and our engagement to be the Lord's.

Q. 95. To whom is baptism to be administered?

A. Baptism is not to be administered to any that are out of the visible church, till they profefs their faith in Chrift, and obedience to him, but the infants of such as are members of the viðble church, are to be baptized.

Q. 96. What is the Lord's fupper?

A. The Lord's fupper is a facrament, wherein, by giving and receiving bread and wine, according to Christ's appointment, his death is shewed forth, and the worthy receivers aré, not after à corporal and carnal manner, but by faith made partakers of his body and blood, with all his benefits, totheir spiritual nourishment and growth

in grace.

Q. 97. What is required to the worthy receiving of the Lord's fupper ?

A. It is required of them that would worthily partake of the Lord's supper, that they examine themselves, of their knowledge to discern the Lord's body, of their faith to feed upon him, of their repentance, love, and new obedience ; left coming unworthily, they eat and drink judgment to themselves.

Q. 98. What is prayer?

A. Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God, for things agreeable to his will, in the name, of Christ, with confeffion of our fins, and thankful acknowledgment of his mercies.

Q. 99. What rule hath God given for our die rection in prayer?

A. The whole word of God is of use to direct us in prayer, but the special rule of direction is

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