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Songs that are lascivious forbidden,
The Soul of man is immortal, con. iv.
separate from their bodies, con Testament: The books of the Old ad
xxxii. 1. cat. 86.
dominion over his creatures, to do
6. Temptations to sin are
of faith and obedience, ib.
Testament. Why the covenant
4. As it was administered underth:
Thanksgiving to be joined with Prayer
con. xxi. 3. cat. 108, 178.
religious worship, con. xxi. 5.
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ever he is pleased to command, con. Passions to be restrained, cat. 135,
ii. 2 cat. 104. Christ hath perform
ed perfect obedience to the law for Passover, one of the types and ordi
us in our nature, con. viii. 4. cat. 38, 39,48, 97. And by it purchaised an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven for the elect, con. viii. 5. cat. 38. His obedience is imputed to believers, con.
xi. 1. cat. 70. He hath not abolish
ed, but much strengthened, the obli- Peace of conscience.
gation to the obedience of the moral Faw, con. xix. 5. Good works done in obedience to God’s commands are the fruits and evidences of a true taith, con. xvi. 2. cat. 32. How the sincere though imperfect obedience of believers is accepted and rewarded, con. xvi. 6. Obedience is due to the lawful commands of a magistrate, con. xxiii. 4. cat. 127, 128. Offices of Christ, of Mediator. See JMediator. His prophetical office, cat. 43.; priestly, cat. 44. ; and kingly, cat. 45. The Old Testament, in Hebrew is that to which the church is finally to appeal in controversies of religion, con. i. 8. The administration of the covenant of grace under the law is called the Old Testament, com. vii. 5. The Ordnances of God given by Christ to the visible church, con. xxv. 3. The ordinances under the law, con. vii. 5. cat. 34. Those under the so, con. vii. 6. cat. 35. Which are fewer, and administered with more simplicity, and less outward glory; yet in them grace and saivation are held forth in more fulness, evidence, and efficacy, ib. wo- All God’s ordinances, especially the word, sacraments, and prayer, are
the outward and ordinary means of salvation, cat. 154. How they are
made effectual, con. xxv. 3. cat. 155, 161, 182. The neglect, contempt, or opposing them, sinful, cat. 109. Original corruption. See Corruption. Original Sin. See Sin. P
Parists. Protestants should not marry with Papists, con. xxiv. 3.
nances by which the covenant of ace was administered under the aw, con. vii. 5. cat. 34. Patient bearing of the hand of God a duty, cat. 135. Patient bearing and forgiving of injuries a duty, ib. .* See Conscience. Pedo-baptism. See Infants. Perseverance of saints. They whom God hath accepted in Christ can never totally or finally fall away from the estate of grace, con. xvii. 1. . cat. 77, 79. Upon what their perseverance depends, com. xvii. 2. cat. 79. How far they may fall, con. vi. 5. xi. 5, xiii. 2. xvii. 3. xviii. 4. cat. 78. They are always kept from utter despair, con. xviii. 4, cat. 81. How they are recovered when they fall under God’s fatherly displeasure, con. xi. 5. xiii. 3.
isave, or can do, not to be ascribed to fortune, idols, ourselves, or any other creature, cat. 105. Prayer, what, cat. 178. The duty of all men, con. xxi. 3. To be made to God only, and why, con. xxi. 2. cat. 179. That it may be accepted, it is to be made in the name of Christ, b the help of the Spirit, 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. How the Spirit helps to pray, cat. 182. How prayer is to be made, con. xxi. 3. cat. 185. For what and for whom we are to pray, con. xxi. 4. cat. 183, 184. Prayer not to be made for the dead, nor for those of whom it may be known that they have sinned the sin unto death, ib. Prayer, now under the gospel, is not made more ...i. any place in which it is performed, nor towards which it is directed, con. xxi. 6. The rule of prayer, cat. 186. The Lord's Prayer, how to be used, cat. 187. It is explained in the Catechism from Question 188, to the end. Preaching of the word is a part of the ordinary religious worship of God, con. xxi. 5. And one of the ordimances in which the covenant of grace is administered under the New Testament, con. vii. 6 cat. 35. None are to preach the word but ministers of the gospel, cat. 158. How they are to preach, cat. 159. How the preaching of the word is made effectual to salvation, cat.155. Predestination, con. iii. 3, 4, cat. 13. The doctrine of predestination how to be handled, and what use to be made of it, con. iii. 8. Preparation required to the hearing of the word, cat. 160. What preparation requisite to the sabbath, cat. 117. What to the Lord’s supper, cat. 171. 'rescience. See Foreknowledge. riestly office of Christ, how executed, cat. 44. ivate worship in families daily, a duty, con. xxi, 6 cat. 156.
* con. xxi. 6.
Privileges of the invisible church, and of the visible. See Church. Prodigality, a sin, cat. 142. The Profession of the gospel is adorned by good works, con. xvi. 2. And ought to be attended with a conversation in holiness and righteousness, cat. 112, 167. Property in goods and possessions not infringed by the communion of saints, con. xxvi. 3. Prophecies. The covenant of grace administered by prophecies under the law, con. vii. 5. cat. 34. The prophetical office of Christ, how executed, cat. 43. Propitiation. fice the alone propitiation for all the sins of the elect, con. xxix. 2. Protestants should not marry with Papists, can. xxiv. 3. Providence, is God's most holy, wise, and powerful preserving, directing, disposing, and governing all his creatures, and all their actions; according to his infallible foreknowledge and immutable decree; to the #. his wisdom, power, justice, goo s, and mercy, can. v. 1. cat. i8. Events are ordered according to the nature of second causes, con. iii. 1. v. 2. 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. How providence is exercised about sin, con. v. 4. See Sin. The actual influence of the lioly Spirit is required to do good works, con. xvi. 3. God’s providence towards angels, cat. 19. Toward man when created, cat. 20. God’s providence is in a most special manner over his church, con. v. 7 cat. 43, 45, 63. Publick worship not to be neglected,
Punishment. See Sin. Purgatory, the scripture acknowledgeth no such place, con. xxxii. 1.
QUARRELLING at God’s decrees and providences sinful, cat. 113.
Quarrelling and provoking words sinful, cat.136.
Christ's one only sacra- .
The Wicked. Their condition in this * life, cat. 83.; immediately after * death, con. xxxii. 1 cat. 86.; in and * afterjudgment, con oxxiii.3 cargo. * Will. The counsel of God's will is Inost wise and holy, con. iii. 1. cat. * 12. It is unsearchable, con. iii. 7 cat. * 13. It is free and immutable, con. v. * - cat. 14.5 and most righteous, con. o' ii. 1. How the will of God is to be done and submitted to, cat. 192. * The will of God, revealed in the so scriptures, is the only rule of faith, a worship, and practice. SeeScripture. & Christ revealeth to his church, by to his Spirit and word, the whole will * of God in all things concerning their to edification and salvation, cat. 33. rt Free-Will. The will of man is neither a forced, nor by any absolute necessi
* ty of nature determined, to do good is or evil, con. iii. 1. ix. 1. Man in his a state of innocency had freedom and A power to will and do good, con. iv. * 2: ix. 2. cat. 17. By his fall he lost * all ability of will to any spiritual a good accompanying salvation, con. to vi. 2, 4. ix. 3. cat. 25, 192. The will # is renewed in conversion, con. ix. 4. 4 x 1. cat. 67. It is made perfectly and g immutably free to do good alone in a the state of glory only, con. ix. 5. a Word. ...See Scripture, Reading, Preaching, Hearing.
& Worldly-mindedness sinful, cat. 105,
142. Works. What are good works, and
what not, con. xvi. 1. . Good works are the fruits and evidences of a true and lively faith, con. xvi. 2. The uses and ends of good works, ib. Ability to do good works is wholly from the Spirit of Christ, con. xvi. 3. The actual influence of the spirit is
required for the performance of them, ib. This no plea for negligence, ib. Supererogation impossible, con. xvi. 4. We cannot by our best works merit pardon of sin or eternal life at the hand of God, and why, con. xvi. 5. Yet the good works of believers are accepted by God in Christ, and rewarded, com. xvi. 6. The works of unregenerate men cannot please God, and why, con. xvi. 7. But to neglect to do what God commands is more sinful, ib. All persons shall, in the day of judgment, receive according to what they have done in the body, whether good or evil, con. xxxiii. 1.
Worship. To God is due from his creatures, whatever worship he is pleased to require, con. ii. 2. The light of nature sheweth that God is to be worshipped, con. xxi. 1. But the acceptable way of worshipping God is instituted by himself in the scriptures, ib. He may not be worshipped according to the imaginations and devices of men, con. xxi. 1. cat. 109. False worship is to be opposed, cat. 108. As also any worship not instituted by God himself, cat. 109. But there are some circumstances concerning the worship of God, which are to be ordered by the light of nature and Christian prudence, according to the general rules of the word, con. i. 6. Religious worship is to be given to God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and to him alone; and that only in the mediation of Christ, con. xxi. 2. cat. 179, 181. The parts of religious worship, con. Xxi. 3, 5. Religious worship not tied to any place, but God is to be worshipped every where in spirit and truth, as in private families daily, and in secret,
each one by himself; so more solemnly in the publick assemblies, which are not to be neglected, con. xxi. 6.
Wrath. See Curse.
Z ZEAL for God, a duty, cat. 104. Corrupt, blind, and indiscreet zeal sinful, cat. 105. **
, note in page 1.4 was quoted from the e-cond editio of the Asso, synod's Testimony. In the third edition revised by the Synod in 1813, o, have thus expressed themselves on this article. t “We maintain with the Westminster Assembly, that God alone is Lo “of the conscience; and hath left it free from the doctrines and comm “ments of men; and declare that no man has a right to compel those, of “are under his civil authority, to worship God contrary to the dictates oft “own consciences. This freedom from compulsion, whether it be called; “vilege, liberty, or right, cannot be denied to men under any pretence wis “soever, unless we adopt the principle that men should serve God, not, “cording to their own consciences, but according to the will or consciences “those who are over them in power or authority. Yet this right cannot “pleaded in behalf of principles or practices destructive to civil society &