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bodies, being still united to Christ', do rest in their gravest till the resurrection".

Q. 38. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at the resurrection?

A. At the resurrection, believers being raised up in 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".


two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far betLuke xxiii. 43. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

$1 Thess. iv. 14. For if we believe that Jesus died, and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

t Isa. lvii. 2. He shall enter into peace; they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

"Job xix. 26. And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Ver. 27. Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

38. 1 Cor. xv. 43. It is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.

* Mat. xxv. 23. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Mat. x. 32. Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess

Q. 40. What

also before my Father which is in heaven.

Y 1 John iii. 2. Beloved, now are we the sons of God; and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 1 Cor. xiii. 12. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

21 Thess. iv. 17. Then we which are alive, and remain, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Ver. 18. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

39. a Micah vi, 8. He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? 1 Sam. xv. 22. And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt-offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken, than the fat of rams.

40. b Rom.

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 b.

Q. 41. Where is the moral law summarily comprehended? A. The moral law is summarily comprehended in the ten commandments ©.

Q. 42. What is the sum of the ten commandments?

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 d

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 have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Q. 44. What doth the preface to the ten commandments teach


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 f.


Q. 45. Which

40. b Rom. ii. 14. For when the bly: and the Lord gave them unto Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Ver. 15. Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another. Rom. x. 5. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.

41. Deut. x. 4. And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the Lord spake unto you in the mount, out of the midst of the fire, in the day of the assem

42. d Mat. xxii. 37. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Ver. 38. This is the first and great commandment. Ver. 39. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Ver. 40. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.


43. Exod. xx. 2.

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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 i.

Q. 47. What is forbidden in the first commandment?

A. The first commandment forbiddeth the denying, or not worshipping and glorifying the true God as God, and our God; and the giving of that worship and glory to any other, which is due to him alone".

life. 1 Pet. i. 15. But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation: Ver. 16. Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. Ver. 17. And if ye call on the father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: Ver. 18. Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation, received by tradition from your fathers: Ver. 19. But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

45. Exod. xx. 3.

46. h 1 Chron. xxviii. 9. And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart, and with a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever. Deut. xxvi. 17. Thou hast avouched the Lord this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and

Q. 48. What

his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice.

i Mat. iv. 10. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Psal. xxix. 2. Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

47. k Psal. xiv. 1. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God: they are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

1 Rom. i. 21. Because that when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

m Psal. lxxxi. 10. I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt; open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. Ver. 11. But my people would not hearken to my voice, and Israel would none of me.

Rom. i. 25. Who changed the truth of God unto a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is


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. Which 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 water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve 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 shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep commandments P.


Q. 50. What is required in the second commandment?

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 commandment ?
A. The second commandment forbiddeth the worshipping

blessed for ever. Amen. Ver. 26. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature.

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48. Ezek. viii. 5. Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way towards the north: so I lifted up mine eyes the way to ward the north; and, behold, northward, at the gate of the altar, this image of jealousy in the entry. Ver. 6. He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? But turn thee

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50. Deut. xxxii. 46. And he said unto them, Set your hearts, unto all the words which I testify among you this day; which ye shall command your children to observe to do all the words of this law. Mat. xxviii. 20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Acts ii. 42. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

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of God by images', or any other way not appointed in his


Q. 52. What are the reasons annexed to the second commandment?

A. The reasons annexed to the second commandment are, God's sovereignty over us, his propriety in us", and the zeal he hath to his own worship".

Q. 53. Which is the third commandment?

A. The third commandment is, Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain *.

51. Deut. iv. 15. Take ye thereSore good heed unto yourselves, (for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the Lord spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire,) Ver. 16. Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female; Ver. 17. The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air; Ver. 18. The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth: Ver. 19. And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the Lord thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven. Exod. xxxii. 5. And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To-morrow is a feast to the Lord. Ver. 8. They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said,

Q. 54. What

These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

$ Deut. xii. 31. Thou shalt not do so unto the Lord thy God: for every abomination to the Lord which he hateth have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burned in the fire to their gods. Ver. 32. What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

52. Psal. xcv. 2. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. Ver. 3. For

the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. Ver. 6. Q come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

"Psal. xlv. 11. So shall the King greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord, and worship thou him.

w Exod. xxxiv. 13. But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves, Ver. 14. For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. 53. Exod. xx. 7. 54. Mat.


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