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Q. Why do you call the state into which baptism admits you, a state of Salvation ?

A. Because, being thereby grafted into the church of Christ, I enjoy all the woans necessary to salvation.

Q. Why do you ascribe this benefit to Jesus Christ?

A. Because there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Q. Why do you pray unto God that you may continue in the same unto your life's end ?

A. Because from God, all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works proceed.


Of the Creed or Belief. Q. WHERE are the articles of our Christian faith contained ?

A. In that which we call the Creed or Belief.
Q. Say the Belief.
A. I believe in God the Father Almighty, &c.
Q. Who made you ?
A. God.
Q. Are there more Gods than one ?
A. There is but one God.

Q. How many persons are there in the Unity of the Godhead ?

A. Three.
Q. Who are these three Persons ?

A. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.

Q. Why is God here called the Father?

A. Because He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Q. For what other reason do you call God the Father ?

A. Because He made us and all the world, and still continues to preserve us. Q. How does God preserve you ?

A. By giving us health, meat, drink, and clothing

Q. Is not God in a more cspecial manner the Father of Christians ?

A. Yes : He having received them for his children.

Q. What do you mean when you say that God is Almighty ?

A. I mean that God has power to do all things.

Q. What else do you believe concerning God as the governor of the world?

A. That his providence ordereth all things in Heaven and Earth.

Q. In what sense are you to understand these words?

A. That God is every where present, and that nothing can happen in the world, but He knows, directs, or suffers it.

Q. What do you mean by believing in God the Father?

A. That there is a God who created all things, by the word of his power, and that He is the Father of all.

Q. Who redeemed you?
A. Jesus Christ.
Q. Who is Jesus Christ?
A. The eternal son of God.
Q. Why do you call Christ our Lord ?

A. Because He is the most high God, equal with the Father.

Q. For what other reason do you call Christ our Lord ?

A. Because He is the Head of us Christians.
Q. Why do you call Christ our Saviour ?
A. Because he saved us from our sins.
Q. What do you mean by redeeming you?

A. The delivering me from sin and eternal mic sery,

Q. What did Christ do to redeem and save you?
A. He was made man.
Q. How was Christ made man?

A. He was convinced by the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary.

Q. Why was Christ made man?
A. That He might die and suffer for us.
Q. Under whom did Christ suffer?
.A. Under Pontius Pilate.
Q. Who was Pontius Pilate?
A. Governor of the place where Christ lived.
Q. What death did Christ suffer?
A. He was crucified.
Q. How was He crucified ?

A. By being nailed to a Cross of wood till He was dead.

Q. Why did Christ die this death?

A. For our sins.
Q. How long was Christ dead!
A. Three days.
Q. Whither did Christ descendi
A. Into Hell.
Q. What do you mean by Hell.
A. The place or state of departed Souls.

Q. What became of Christ after He had been dend three days?

A. He raised himself to life again.
Q. Whither then did Christ go?
A. He went up into Heaven.
Q. Where does Christ sit in heaven?
A. At the right hand of God.
Q. Has God hands or feet?

A. No: God is a spirit, without any bodily parts

Q. What do you mean then by the right hand of God?

A. A place of the highest honour and glory in heaven.

Q. What do you mean by believing in God the Son ?

A. Receiving him as our Lord and Redes mer.

Q. Can you prove that our Redeemer is God the Son?

A. Yes : Saint Paul declares that Christ is God over all blessed for ever. God manifest in the flesh.

Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsel. lor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.

Q. What did Christ submit to for our redempa


A. He became obedient to death, even the death of the cross.

Q. Did Christ rise again and ascend into hea. ven?

A. Yes: God hath highly exalted him, and given him a name, which is above every name that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, and every tongue should confess that he is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

Q. Who sanctifies you ?
A. God the Holy Ghost.
Q. What do you mean by the Holy Ghost ?
A. The Holy Spirit of God.

Q. Is the Holy Ghost God equal with the Father and the Son ?

A. Yes,
Q. What do you mean by sanctifying you?
A. The making me holy.
Q. How does the Holy Ghost make you holy ?
A. By enabling me to will and do good things.

Q. What do you mean by believing in the Holy Ghost?

A. Receiving him as our light, sanctification and comfort.

Q. How do you prove that the Holy Ghost is God?

A. The command of Christ is to baptize in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. He who had lied unto the Holy Ghost is said to

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