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Apostle, not so much of the Jews, to whom this Epistle was sent, as of the Gentiles, who were properly his charge.
Q. What is meant by the word Apocalypse ?
A. It signifies in general any revelation or vi-sion; but is peculiarly applied to the Revelation of St. John which God gave him when he was
11 banished into the isle of Patmos.
Some other Religious Terms explained, not
before mentioned Q. WHAT do you mean by the existence of God ? A. The Being of God. Q. What do you mean by the attributes of God ?
A. His excellencies, or perfections ; such as his power, wisdom, and goodness, &c.
Q. What do you mean hy omnipotence ?
Q. What do you mean by things visible and invisible ?
A. Things visible are those things we see here on earth ; invisible, are things we do not yet see, as Angels, Beings in Heaven, &c.
Х Q. What do you mean by Religion ? A. The worship and service which we pay to Almighty God.
Q. What do you mean by a Divine Revelation ?
A. The will of God revealed, or made known to us in the Holy Scriptures.
Q. What do you mean by the divinity of our Saviour Christ?
A. His being the Most High God.
Q. What does the word Messiah or Christ
X Q. What do you mean by Christ's being a propitiation or atonement for us ?
A. His dying in our stead, and pacifying the wrath of God.
Q. What do you mean by the word Oblation?
Q. What do you inean by the New Testament in Christ's blood ?
A. The new covenant obtained by the sufferings of Christ.
Q. What do you mean by Adoption ?
A. God's owning us again for his children, after our being reconciled to him through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Q. What do you mean by the operations of the Holy Ghost ?
A. His gifts, or working goo:l in us.
Q. What do you mean by Inspiration or 113spired ?
A. Some work done, or some person assisted by the extraordinary power of God's Holy Spirit.
Q. What do you mean by that which is commonly called the unpardonable Sin against the Holy Ghost ?
A. It is no where said, in Scripture, that sinning against the Holy Ghost is unpardonable.
Q. What is it then that is said to be unpardonable ?
A. Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.
A. The speaking wicked and reproachful words against God.
Q. What is to be understood by the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, said in Scripture to be unpardonable
A. It was the wickedness of the Pharisees, who, when they saw our Biessed Saviour work his iniracles, by the power of the Holy Ghost, maliciously blasphemed them, and said, They were done by the help of the Devil.
Q. What do you mean by A postacy?
A. A falling away from the Christian Religion, and becoming an unbeliever.
Q. What do you mean by Original Sin ?
A. That guilt or sin which all men are born with by means of Adam's fall.
Q. What is meant by presumptuous sins ? A. Wilul sins, or doing what we know is 25 suine tiine displeasing to God.
Q. What do you mean by sins of Infirmity? A. Such smaller slips and failings as the hest of men cannot avoid, by reason of the weakness of gur
nature Q. What do you mean by remission of sins ?
A. The pardon and forgiveness of our sins, through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Q. What do you mean by Contrition or a Con trite Heart ?
A. A heart truly sorry for sin.
Q. What do you mean by Carnal or Carnallyminded ?
A. The being given to fleshly lusts.
A. Drunkenness, and the abuse of God's good creatures.
Q. What do you mean by Purloining ? A. Purloining is an indirect and dishonest depriving another person of his right and property, that differs somewhat from downright theft, but is in effect the same thing. St. Paul speaks of it as the fault of servants, contrary to the obligation they are under of Shewing all good Fidelity, Thus ii. 10. And thus considered, it may signify unfaithfulness in the things good servants are elltrusted with, in laying out money for their masters, &c. and the like.
Q. What do you mean by Restitution ?
A. The restoring again of what was wrongtally taken away.
Q. What do you mean by Dissimulation ?
A. Hypocrisy, or pretending one thing when we mean another.
Q. What do you mean by Censoriousness ?
A. The being born again, or becoming new creatures in righteousness and true holiness.
Q. What do you understand by the Means of Grace ?
A. Prayer, public and private : preaching the word of God; the Holy Sacraments, &c.
Q. Why are they called the Means of Grace ?
A. First, because they are the means of begetting and increasing virtue and all Christian graces in us. Secondly, because they are the means whereby God conveys us the grace of bis Holy. Spirit.
Q., What do you mean by the word Liturgy ?
A. It signifies a public office or service, and is used for the public Form of Prayer in our Church.
Q. What do you mean by the word Litany? U
A. Short prayers; or prayers collected and gathered out of the Holy Scripture.
Q. What do you mean by the Church Militant here on earth ?
A. All good Christians here on earth, who have to struggle with trials, afllictions, and temptations