« PreviousContinue »
sake, would freely pardon all our sins *; which we are the rather encouraged to ask, because by his grace we are enabled from the heart to forgive others ".
Q. 106. What do we pray for in the sixth petition ?
A. In the sixth petition (which is, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evilo) we pray, That God would either keep us from being tempted to sin P, or support and deliver us when we are tempted,
Q. 107. What doth the conclusion of the Lord's prayer teach us?
A. The conclusion of the Lord's prayer (which is, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever, Amen 5) teacheth us to take our encouragement in prayer from God onlys, and in our prayers to praise him, ascribing
m Psal. li. 1. Have mercy upon every one his brother their tres. me, O God, according to thy loving- passes. kindness : according unto the mul.
106.0 Matt. vi. 13. titude of thy tender mercies, biot p Matt. xxvi. 41. Watch and pray, out my transgressions. Ver. 2. that ye enter not into temptation: Wash me throughly from mine ini. the spirit indeed is willing, but the quity, and cleanse me from my sin flesh is weak. Ver. 7. Purge me with hyssop, and 92 Cor. xii. 7, And lest I should I shall be clean: wash me, and I be exalted above measure through shall be whiter than snow. Ver. 9. the abundance of the revelations, Hide thy face from my sins, and there was given to me a thoru in blot out all mine iniquities. Dan ix. the flesh, the messenger of Satan to 17. Now therefore, O_our God, buffet me, lest I should be exalted bear thou the prayer of thy servant, above measure. Ver. 8. For this and his supplications, and cause thy thing I besought the Lord thrice, face to shine upon thy sanctuary that it might depart from me. that is desolate, for the Lord's 107. , Matt. vi 13. sake. Ver. 18. O my God, incline Dan. ix. 4. And I prayed unto thine ear, and hear; open thine the Lord my God, and made my eyes, and behold our desolations, confession, and said, O Lord, the and the city which is called by thy great and dreadful God, keeping name : for we do not present our the covenant and mercy to them supplications before thee for our that love him, and to them that keep righteousnessés, but for thy great his commandments. Ver. 14. O Lord, mercics. Ver. 19. O Lord, hear; O righteousness belongeth unto thee, Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken but unto us confusion of faces, as at and do; defer not for thine own this day, to the men of Judah, and sake, O my God: for thy city and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thy people are called by thy name. unto all Israel that are near, and
n Luke xi. 4. And forgive is that are far off, through all the our sins; for we also forgive every countries whither thou hast driven one that is indebted to us.Matt. them, because of their trespass xviii. 15. So likewise shall my that they have trespassed against heavenly Father do also unto you, thee. Ver. 8. O Lord, to us beif ye from your hearts forgive not forgeth confusion of face, to our
kingdom, power, and glory to him! And, in testimony of our desire, and assurance to be heard, we say, Amen". kings, to our princes, and to our +1 Chron. xxix, 10. Wherefore fathers, because we have sinned David blessed the Lord before all against thee. Ver. 9. To the Lord the congregation : and David said, our God belong mercies and for. Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel givenesses, though we have rebelled our father, for ever and ever. Ver. against him. Ver. 16. O Lord, 11. Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, according to all thy righteousness, and the power, and the glory, and I beseech thee, let thine anger and the victory, and the majesty: for thy fury be turned away from thy all that is in the heaven and in the city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain; earth is thine ; thine is the king. because for our sins, and for the ini dom, O Lord, and thou art exalted quities of our fathers, Jerusalem as head above all. Ver. 12. Botti and thy people are become a re- riches and honour come of thee, and proach to all that are about us. Ver. thou reignest over all; and in thine 17. Now therefore, O our God, hear hand is power and might; and in the prayer of thy servant, and his thine hand it is to make great, and supplications, and cause thy face to to give strength unto all. Ver. 13. shine upon thy sanctuary that is de. Now therefore, our God, we thank solate, for the Lord's sake. Ver. 18. thee, and praise thy glorious name. O my God, incline thine ear, and a 1 Corxiv. 16. Else, when thou hear; open thine eyes, and behold shalt bless with the Spirit, how shall our desolations, and the city which he that occupieth the room of the is called by thy name; for we do not unlearned say Amen at thy giving present our supplications before of thanks, seeing he understandeth thee for our righteousnesses, but for not what thou sayest? Rev. xxii. 20. thy great mercies. Ver. 19. O Lord, He which testifieth these things hear ; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, saith, Surely I come quickly ; A. hearken and do; diefer not, for thine men. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. own sake, O my God : for thy city Ver. 21. The grace of our Lord Jeand thy people are called by thy sus Christ be with you all. Amen.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
God spake all these
words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
11. 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 ini. quity of the fathers upen the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that baie me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
III. Thou shak 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.
IV. Remember the sabbath-day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou
labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God; in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made hea. ven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath-day, and hallowed it.
V. Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
VI. Thou shalt not kill.
X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
THE LORD'S PRAYER.
OUR Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy king
dom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
* i.e. Continued
BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord, which was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried : he descended into hell"; in the state of the the third day he arose again from the dead ; he ascended dead, and under into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Fa
the ther Almighty, from thence he shall come to judge the third day. quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholick church; the communion of saints ; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
power death till
So much of every question, both in the Larger and Shorter Catechism,
is repeated in the answer, as maketh every answer an entire proposi. tion or sentence in itself; to the end the learner may further improve it, upon all occasions, for his increase in knowledge and piety, even out of the course of catechising, as well as in it.
And albeit the substance of the doctrine comprised in that abridgment, commonly called The Apostles' Creed, be fully set forth in each of the Cate. chisms, so as there is no necessity of inserting the Creed itself; yet it is here annexed, not as though it were composed by the Apostles, or ought to be esteemed canonical scripture, as the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer, (much less a prayer, as ignorant people have been apt to make both it and the Decalogue,) but because it is a brief sum of the Christian faith, agreeable to the word of God, and anciently received in the churches of Christ.
CONFESSION OF FAITH
KIRK OF SCOTLAND:
A Designation of such Acts of Parliament as are expedient for justifying
the Union after mentioned.
Josh. xxiv. 25, So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute
and an ordinance in Shechem. 2 Kings xi. 17. And Jehoiada made a covenant between the Lord and the king and the peo
ple, that they should be the Lord's people; between the king also and the people. Isa. xliv. 5. One shall say, I am the Lord's; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the Lord, and surname himself by the name of Israel.