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tween the Lord’s supper and baptism, cat. 176, 177. Lots, cat. 112, 113. Love. Election is of God’s free love, con. iii. 5. cat. 13. Which is unchangeable, com. xvii. 2. cat, 79. And therefore true believers can neither totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace, ib. The sense of God’s love is attainable in this life, cat. 83. See.Mssurance. Love to God is a duty, cat. 104. Which the light of nature sheweth, con. xxi. 1. To love the Lord our God with all our heart, &c. is the sum of our duty to him, cat. 102. Love to God is necessary to the right performance of the duty of prayer, con. xxi. 3. cat. 185. Love to God and the brethren is necessary to right communicating, cat. 168, 171, 174. True believers are never utterly destitute of the love of Christ and the brethren, con. xviii. 4. Wherein love towards our neighbour consists, cat. 135, 141, 144, 147. What
con to it, cat. 136, 142, 145, 148. It is the sum of our duty to man, cat. 122. Lying sinful, cat. 145. r
M MagisrRATEs appointed by God, con. xxiii. 1. For what end, ib. Lawful for Christians to accept the of. fice of a magistrate, con. xxiii. 2. The duty of the civil magistrate, con, xxiii. 2. cat. 129, con. xx. 4. Read the scriptures, letter r. The sins of the magistrate, cat. 130, 145. He may wage war upon just and necessary occasions, con. xxiii. 2. His power in church-affairs stated, con. xxiii. 3. The duty of the people towards their magistrates, con. xxiii. 4 cat. 127. Their sins against them, cat. 128. Ecclesiastical persons not exempted from obedience to the civil magistrate, con. xxiii. 4. The Pope hath no power or jurisdiction over magistrates or their people, ib. The magistrate is not to be opposed in the lawful exercise of his power, upon pretence of Christian liberty, com. xx. 4. Infidelity or difference in religion doth
not make void the magistrate's just and legal authority, con. xxiii. 4. Man, how created, con. iv. 2. cat. 17. His state before the fall, con. iv. 2. cat. 17, 20. His fall, and the effects of it, con. vi. cat. 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29. His state by the covenant of grace, com. vii. 3–6. cat, 30–35. Man's chief end, cat. 1. Man-stealing discharged, cat. 142. Marriage, the end of it, con, xxiv. 2. cat. 20. Between more than one man and one woman at a time unlawful, con. xxiv. 1. cat. 139. Lawful for all sorts of people who are capable to give their consent, con. xxiv. 3. And who are without the degrees of consanguinity or affinity forbidden in the scriptures, con. xxiv. 4. But marriages within those degrees can never be made lawful, ib. Protestants should not marry with infidels, Papists, or other idolaters, con. xxiv. 3. Nor such as are godly with those that are notoriously wicked, ib. A contract of marriage may be dissolved for adultery or fornication committed after the contract, con. xxiv. 5. The bond of marriage can only be dissolved for adultery after marriage, and such wilful desertion as cannot be remedied, con. xxiv. 5, 6. Undue delay of marriage, prohibiting of lawful, and dispensing with unlawful marriages, are sinful, cat. 139. Vows of perpetual single life are sinful snares in which no Christian may entangle himself, com. xxii. 7. cat. 139. Those who have not the gift of continency ought to marry, cat. 138. The duties of married persons, cat. 139, 141. The mass abominably injurious to Christ's one only sacrifice, con. xxix. 2. Means. God in his ordinary providence maketh use of means; yet is free to work without, above, and against them, at his pleasure, con. v. 3. The outward and ordinary means of salvation under the law, com. vii. 5. cat. 34. Under the gospel, con. vii. 6 cat. 35, 154. The
diligent use of them is required in order to escape the wrath of God, cat. 153. How they are made effectual, con. xxv. 3. cat. 155, 161, 182. Trusting in means sinful, cat. 105. Unlawful means not to be used, ió. False measures unlawful, cat. 142. * be moderately used, cat. 135, ~0. Mediator. See Christ. o The Mercy of God, con. ii. 1 cat. 7. It is manifested in his works of providence, con. v. 1. It is of God’s free love and mercy that the elect are delivered from sin and misery, and brought to an estate of salvation by the second covenant, cat. 30. God is merciful to penitent simmers in Christ, con. xv. 2. cat. 76. For whose sake mercy is to be prayed for, cat. 180. Works of mercy are to be done, even on the Lord's day, con.xxi. 8. cat. 117. Merit. No merit in good works for pardon of sin or eternal life; and why, con. xvi. 5. Nor can we merit the outward blessings of this life, cat. 193. But we are to trust in the merits of Christ, cat. 174. Who appearing in the merit of his obe. and sacrifice, maketh intercession for his people, cat. 55. Messiah. The elect under the Old Testament believed in the promised Messiah, by whom they had full remission of sins, and eternal salvation, com. vii. 5. viii. 6, cat. 34. The Ministry given by Christ to the visible charch, con. xxv. 3. The maintenance thereof a duty, cat. 108. A minister of the gospel is one sufficiently gifted, and also duly approved and lawfully called and ordained to that office, con. xxvi. 4. oxxviii. 2. cat. 158. By such only the word is to be read publicly and preached, and the sacraments dis*ensed, con.oxxvii. 4. xxviii. 2. cat. 156, 158, 159,169. Moral Law. See Law. Mortification. The regenerate have the corruption of nature mortified through Christ, con, vi. 5. And the several lists of the body of sin, con. - X: i. 1. Believers draw strength
The two Natures of Christ.
the death and resurrection of
Christ for the mortifying of sin, cat 167.
N The Name of Christ. That prayer be accepted, it is to be made in the name of Christ, con. xxi. 3. cat. 178. What it is to pray in the name of Christ, cat. 180. Why prayer is to be made in his name, cat. 181. The Name of God is only that by which men ought to swear, and therein it is to be used with allholy fear and reverence, con. xxii. 2. How the name of God ought to be used, and how it is profaned, cat. 112, 113, 114, 190. Nature. See Corruption, Original Sin, Light of JWature. See Christ, Incarnation, Personal Union.
a part of religious worship, ib. The name of § is that by which men ought only to swear, con. xxii. 2. cat. 108. Vain or rashswearing by his name is to be abhorred, con. zxii. 2. cat. 113. Yet, in matters of weight and moment, an oath is war. rantable under the New Testament, con. xxii. 2. A lawful oath, impos. ed by lawful authority, ought to be taken, à. It is a sin to refuse it, con. xxii. 3. A man must swear nothing but what he is fully persuaded is truth ; neither may he bind himself by oath to any thi but what he believes to be just ood, and what he is able to perorm, ib. An oath is to be taken in
the plain and common sense of the
words; and, in things not sinful, it binds to performance, though to a man's own hurt, or made to hereticks, con. xxii. 4. cat. 113. But it cannot chlige to sin, ib.
Questions that are curious or unprofit
able are to be avoided, cat. 113.
REApring the scriptures a part 6f religious worship, con. xxi. 5. How made effectual to salvation, cat. 155. It is the duty of all to read them apart by themselves, and with their families, con. i. 8. cat. 156. How the word of God is to be read, con. xxi.
5. cat. 157. Rebellion, a sin, cat. 128.
Reconciliation with God purchased by
Christ’s sacrifice of himself, com.viii. 5. cat. 44. Recreations to be moderately used, cat. 135, 136. But not on the Lord's day, con. xxi. 8. cat. 119. Redemption, how purchased by Christ, con. viii. 5. cat. 38, 39, 40. For all the elect, and them only, con. iii. 6. To whom it is certainly applied, con. viii. 8, cat. 59. Although it was not actually wrought by Christ till after his incarnation; yet the virtue, efficacy, and benefits of it were communicated to the elect in all ages successively from the beginning of the world, con. viii. 6. How it is applied to them, con. viii. 8. cat. 58,59. Regeneration. See Effectual Calling. The Regenerate are all freely justified, con. xi. 1. See Justification. And sanctified, con. xiii. 1. See Sanctiftcation. The corruption of nature remains in them, and all the motions of it are sin, con. vi. 5. But it is pardoned and nortified through Christ, ib. The use of the moral law to them, con, xix. 6. cat. 97. Repentance, what, con. xv. 2. cat. 75. Although it be no satisfaction for sin, nor cause of pardon, yet no pardon without it, con. xv. 3. cat. 153. Nor condemnation where it is, con. xv. 4, 6. It is every man's duty to endeavour to repent particularly of his particular sins, con. xv. 5. The doctrine of repentance to be preached by every minister, as well as that of faithin Christ, con. xv. 1. Repentance to be declared to those that are offended, who are thereupon to be reconciled, con: xv. 6.
Reprobation, con. iii. 7. cat. 13.
Resurrection of Christ, com. viii. 4. cat. 52. The effect of his own power, cat. 52. It is a proof of his being the Son of God, and of his satisfaction to divine justice, &c. ib. It is an assurance to believers of their resurrection, ib. They have fellowship with him in his resurrection, con. xxvi. 1. He rose again for their justification, con. xi. 4. cat. 52. And through the virtue of his death and resurrection they are sanctified, con. xiii. 1. cat. 75. They draw strength from his death and resurrection for the mortifying of sin, and quickening of grace, cat. 52, 167.
The resurrection of the dead, of the just and unjust, con. xxxii. 2, 3, cat. 8
Revelation. The divers ways of God’s revealing his will, con. i. 1.
Righteousness, Man was created righteous after the image of God, con. iv. 2, cat. 17. But by sin he fell from that original righteousncss, con. vi. 2. cat. 25. And since the fall no man can attain to righteo sness by the moral law, cat. 94. Nor by having righteousness infused into them, con. xi. 1. cat. 70. But those whom God effectually calleth, he accepteth and accounteth as righteous, by imputing the obedience and satis. faction of Christ to them, they receiving and resting on him and his righteousness by faith, ib. See Faith, Inputation, Justification. Why the righteous are not delivered from death, cat. 85. Their state immediately after death, con. xxxii. 1. cat. 86. At the resurrection and day of judgment, con. xxxii. 3. xxxiii. 2. cat. 87, 90.
SAR Rath. By the law of nature, a due proportion of time ought to be set apart for the worship of God, con. xxi. 7. God hath in his word, by a positive and perpetual commandment, binding all men in all ages, appointed one day in seven for a salbath, to be kept holy to himself, con, xxi. 7 cat. 20, 116. Which was the last day of the week from the be
ginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, and the first day ever since, and so to continue to the end of the world, con. xxi. 7. eat. 116. How the sabbath is to be sanctified, con. xxi. 8 cat. 117. How it is profaned, cat. 119. Why we are commanded to remember it, cat. 121. The Lord's day is a memorial of our creation and redemption, which contains a short abridgment of religion, 18. What are the reasons annexed to the fourth commandment, the more to enforce it, cat. 120. Why the charge of keeping the sabbath is directed to governors of families, and other superiors, cat. 118. A Sacrament. The institution, nature, and ends of it, com. xxvii. 1. cat. 162. The parts of a sacrament, con. xxvii. 2. cat. 163. There are only two sacraments instituted by Christ, con. xxvii. 4. cat. 164, which are only to be dispensed by ministers of the word lawfully ordained, con. xxvii. 4. How they are made effectual to salvation, con. xxvii. 3. cat. 161. The sacraments of the Old Testament were the same for substance with those of the New, con. xxvii. 5. Wherein the sacraments of baptism and of the Lord's supper agree, cat. 176. Wherein they differ, cat. 177. Sacrifice. The covenant of grace was administered under the law by sa
crifices, con... vii. 5. viii. 6. cat. 34. .
Which signified Christ to come, ib. Who hath fully satisfied the justice of his Father, in his once offering himself a sacrifice, without spot to God, con. viii. 5. cat. 44. There is no real sacrifice made for sin in the Lord's supper, con. xxix. 2. That sacrament being instituted for the perpetual remembrance of Christ's one only sacrifice in his death, con. xxix. 1. cat. 168. To which the mass is most abominably injurious, con. xxix. 2. Saints. See Believers, Contmunion. . They are not to be worshipped, con. xxi. 2. cat. 105. Salvation, not to be attained by men who do not profess the Christian
religion, be they ever so diligent
to live up to the light of nature, or the law of that religion which they profess, con. x. 4. cat. 60. There being no salvation but in Christ alone, ib. Who hath purchased it by his perfect obedience and sacrifice of himself, con. viii. 5. cat. 83. For all the elect, and them only, con. iii. 6. To whom the outward means are made effectual for their salvation by the Spirit, con. vii. 5, 6. xxv. 3. cat. 154, 155, 161, 182. Who worketh in their hearts faith in Jesus Christ, con. xiv. 1. cat. 72. Which
is necessarily required of them for
their justification and salvation, com. vii. 3. xi. 1; eat. 32, 71. The Spi. rit also worketh repentance, and infuseth all other saving e, con. xiii. 1. cat. 32, 75, 76, 77. Which necessarily accompany faith, con. xi. 2. cat. 73. The Spirit likewise enables them unto all obedience and the practice of holiness, which is the way that God hath appointed them to salvation, con. xiii. 1. cat. 32. Elect infants dying in infancy are regenerated and saved by through the Spirit, &c. con. x. 3." Sanctification, what, con. xiii. 1. cat. 75. Inseparably joined with justifi. cation, cat,77. Wherein they differ, ib. It is throughout in the whole man, con. xiii. 2 cat. 75. But in this life it is not perfect in any, con. xiii. 2. car. 77. Whence this imperfec. tion proceeds, con. xiii. 2. cat. 78. Through the continual supply of strength from the sanctifying Spirit of Christ, the saints grow in grace, perfecting holiness in the fear of God, com. Kiii. 3. At death they are made perfect in holiness, con. xxxii. 1. eat. 86. And at the day of judg: ment they shall be fully and for ever freed from all sin, cat. 90. Satisfaction. Repentance is no satis. faction for sin, con. xv. 3. Nor good works, and why, con. xvi. 5. Neither we nor any other creature can make the least satisfaction for sin, cat. 194. Christ alone hath made a pro, real, and full satisfaction to the justice of his Father by his obedi. ence and sufferings, can. viii. 5.xi.
5. eat. 38, 71. Which satisfaction
: peal, con. i. 8. But they are to be
ib. How they are to be read, cat.
the word is made effectual to salva-
tion, cat. 155. Misinterpreting, mis- .
... applying, or any way pervertulg the
of God and curse of the law, con, vi.
are not all equally heinous, cat, 150.
The aggravations of sin, cat. 151.
Sanctification. How providence is
exercised about sin, con. v. 4. , Why
Sins against the first commandment,
cut, 105. Against the second, cat.
seventh, cat.139. Against the eighth,
cat. 142. Against the ninth, cat.
Sincerity. Believers love Christ in
sincerity, com. xviii. 1. They are
worship, con. xxi. 5.
are thereby bound over to the wrath Slandering sinful, cat. 145. .