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the dead judged accordingly" to tvhat they Mall have done in this world, whether it be good or evil. Nay inen Ihall give an account of every idle word they have spoken, which the world only counts a-' musement and jest: And then the secrets and hypocrisy of inen fall be disclosed and laid open before all. And therefore the consideration of this judg. inent is jusly terrible and dreadful to the wicked and ungodly, but most desirable and comfortable to ihe riglucous and elect; because then their full deliverance thall be perfe&ted, and there they shall re. ceive the fruits of their labour and truuble which they have borne. Their innocence hall be known 20 all, and they shall see the terrible vengeance which God shall execute on the wicked, who soft cruelly persecuted, oppressed and tormented them in this world; and who fall be conviąed by the refimony of their own consciences, and become immor. ral, but for this purpose to be tormented in that everlasting fire, which is prepared for she devil and his angels. But on the cunirary the faithful and elect fall be crowned with glory and honor; and the Son of God will confess their names before God lois Father, and his elect angels; all tears shall be wiped from their eyes, and their cause which is now condemned by many judges and magistrates, as heretical and impious, will then be known to be the cause of the Son of God. And tor a gracious reward
the Lord will caufe them to pofsefs such a glory, as never entered into the heart of man to conceive. Therefore we expect that great day with a most ardent desire, to the end that we may fully enjoy the promises of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amer. Even so come Lord Jesus,
Rev. xxii, 20.
End of the Confession of Faith.
...:: THE ... HEIDELBERGH CATECHISM.
I, LORD'S DAY.
HAT is rhy only comfort in live and
W death? A. That I with (a) body and soul, both in life and death (6) am not my own, but belong (c) unto my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ, who with his precioas () blood hath fully (e) fatisfied for all my sins, and delivered (1) me from all the power of the devil; and so preserves me, (s) that without the will of my heavenly Father, not a hair (b) can fall from my head ; yea that all things must be (i) subfervient to my salvation, and therefore, by his Holy Spirit, he also allures me (k) of eternal life, and makes (1) me fincerely willing and ready, henceforih, to live unto him.
a : Cor. vi, 19, 20, b Rom. xiv, 7, 8, 9. c I Cor. iii, 23. 1 Pet. 3, 18, 19. 63 John i, 7. f: John väii, 8. Heb. ii, 14, 15. 8 John vi, 39, and x, 28 29.
Luke xxi, 18. Mat. x. 30. i Rom. viii, 28. ks Cor. i, 22. and v, 5. Rom. viii, 14, and vii, 2.
Q. 2. How many things are necessary for thee to krow, that thou, enjoying this comfort, mayeft live and die happily is!! .:)
A. Three : (m) The first, how great (n) my fins : and miseries are: The second, how I may be delivered (o) from all my lins and miseries: The third, how I fhall express my gratitude (D) 10 God for such deliverance. Le 1 s :
m Luke xxiv, 47. 1 Cor. vi, 10, 11. n John ix, 41. Rom. iii, 10, 19, ö Jobin xvii, 3. Eph. v, 8, 9,10.
. THE FIRST PART...!" 1. Of the Mifery of Man.."...!
II. „LOR D's DAY.. Q. 3. Whence krowej tboủ thy misery? :: A. Out of the law of God. Rom. iii, 20. Q. 4. What doth the law of God require of us
A. Christ teacheth us that, briefly Mat, xxii, 37– 40, " Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all " thy heart, with all thy foul, with all thiy mind, and *with all thy strength. () This is the first and " the great command, and the fecond is like to this, * Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Da " these two commands hang the whole Law and the * Prophets.""
q Luke x, 27.
Q. 5. Ganst thou keep all these things perfectly ? : A. In no wife ; for (r) I am prone by nature to hate God and my neighbour. (s) ...
Rom, iii, 1o, I John i, 8. s Rom. viii, 7. Tit, iï, z.
I, III LOR D's D A Y. . .
2. 6. Did God then create man fo wicked and, perverfeina:
A. By no means : bat God created man good,() and after his own Image, in (re) righteousness and truc holiness, that he might rightly know God his Creator, heartily love him, and live with frim in eternal happiness, to glorify and praise him. (0)
Gen. i, 31, i Gen. i. 25, 27, Col. ii, 10. Eph. IV, 24. v Eph, i, 6. 1 Cor. vi 20.
Q. 7. Whence then preceeds shis depravity of human nature ?
A. From the fall and disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, (*) in Paradise ; hence our nature is become so corrupt, ihat we are all conceiy. ed and born in lin. (...
* Gen. iii, 6. Ro. V, 12, 18, 19, Pr. li, s. Gen. V, 3.
I. 8. Are we then fo corrupt that we are whole ly incapable of doing any good, and inclined to all wiskedness?