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God would make us aut fit for his Kingdom of Glory, and in his good time bring us thither.
Q. What do you mean when you say, Thy Will be done in Earth as it is in Heaven?
A. I pray first, That we may as readily and constantly obey the will of God on earth as the blessed Angels do in Heaven. And secondly, That we may patiently submit to the will of God under all conditions whatsoever.
Q. What do you mean when you say, Give us this day our daily bread ?
A. I pray unto God that he will send us all things that be needful both for our souls and bodies.
Q. After having prayed for our daily bread, what more is required of us ?
A. An honest industry in our callings, and dependence on the blessings of God.
Q. What do you mean by the word trespasses ?
Q. What do you mean when you say, Forgive Us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trese pass aguinst us?
A. That God would forgive us our sins, as we forgive them who have offended us.
Q. What if we will not forgive those that have offended us ?
A. God will not forgive us our sins.
Q. What do you mean when you say, Lead us sot into temptation but deliver us from evil ?
A. I pray first, That God would not suffer us
to be led into any such hard trial as may cause us to fall; and secondly, that God would be pleased to deliver us from all sin and wickedness, froin our ghostly, that is, our spiritnal enemy the Devil, and from everlasting death and punishment
Q. What do you mean when you say, Thine is the kingdom
A. That God is the King of Heaven and Earth.
Q. What do you mean by, Thine is the Glory?
A. That we give all possible honour, praise, and glory to God.
Q. What do you mean by the word, Amen?
A. So be it : Or, I trust that God will do this of bis infinite mercy and goodness, through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Q. What benefit and instrnction do we gather from being permitted to pray to God as Father ?.
A. That God is the fountain of all goodness, Wat we may and ought to address ourselves with In humble dependance upon his will to do what ever his unerring wisdoin sees best for us.
Q. How many petitions are contained in the Lord's Prayer ?
A. Six: The first three of which relate to God's glory, the last three relate to the supply of our own immediate wants.
Q. To whom do you address yourself in the Lords prayer ?
A. To my Lord God our Heavenly Forthcr who is the giver of all goodness.
Q. For whom do you pray ?
A. For myowes and all people.
A. For such things as belong to God's glury and to our own necessities.
Q. What do you pray for with respect to God's glory?
A. That he will send us his grace that we may worship him, serve and obey him as we ought to do.
Q. What do you pray for with respect to your necessities?
A. That he will send us all things that be needful both for our souls and bodies; and that he will be merciful unto us and forgive us our sins; and that it will please him to save and defend us from all dangers, ghostly and bodily; and that he will keep us from all sin and wickedness and from our ghostly enemy, and from everlasting death.
Q. What reasons have you to expect that God will do all this?
A. This I trust he will do of his infinite mercy and goodness, through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Of the Sacraments.
Q. May a man neglect these holy Sacraments, if he has opportunity to receive them ?
A. Not without hazard of his Salvation.
A. I meal an outward visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace, &c.
Q. What is the outward visible sign?
A. That favour or benefit we receive to our souls.
Q. Who instituted the outward and visible sign?
A. As a means of conveying to us his inward gruce.
Q. By whom ought baptism to be administered?
A. By a person having authority so to do, un. der a coinmission derived from Christ.
Q. What does our being baptised in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghosi signify?
A. That we are baptised by the authority, and into the faith of the Blessed Trinity, and do thereby dídicate and give up ourselves to the worship and service of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Q. How are Sacraments means whereby we receive spiritual grace?
A. As by them God is pleased to convey his grace to our souls.
Q. Why are they said to be pledges!
A. Because they are such tokens or earnests of God's love ar favour to us in Christ Jesus.
Q. How many parts are there in a Sacrament?
A. Two: The outward visible sign, and the inward spiritual grace.
Q. What is the outward visible sign, in baptism?
A. Water wherewith persons are baptised.
A. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Q. What is the inward and spiritual grace in baptism?
A. A death unto sin, and a new birth unto righteousness, &c. Q. What is meant by a death unto sin ?
A. The being cleansed from the guilt of our past sins, and having strength to mortify all our evil and corrupt inclinations.
Q. How is this signified or represented by water ?
A. Because the use of water is to wash and make clean.
Q. What do you mean by a new birth unto righteousness? A. The entering upon a new and godly life. Q. How were you by nature a child of wrath?
A. I was born under God's wrath and displeasure.
Q. By what means ?
A. By the sin of our first parents we all came into the world corrupted in our nalures.
Q. How did our first parents sin ? A. By eating the forbidden fruit. Q. What do you mean by being made a child of grace ?