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Dipping in baptism not necessary, con. be justified, but faith in Christ, con. xi. 1. xxviii. 3.

cat. 71. Which he requireth as the con. Discontent at the dispensations of God's dition to interest them in the Mediator of

providence sinful, cat. 105, 113. Discon- the covenant of grace, cat. 32. It justifies tentment with our own estate sinful, cat. a sinner in the sight of God only as it is 148.

an instrument by, which he receiveth Divorce, lawful in case of adultery after Christ and his righteousness, con. xi. 2. marriage, or of such wilful desertion as cat. 73. Faith is the gift of God, con. xi. cannot be remedied, con. xxiv. 5, 6. A 1. cat. 71. It being the work of the Spirit, publick and orderly course of proceeding con. xiv. 1. cat. 59, 72. It is ordinarily is to be observed in it, con. xxiv. 6

wrought by the ministry of the word, con. Dominion. See Sovereignty, Creatures, Sin. xiv. l. Increased and strengthened by the Doubting of being in Christ, may consist word, sacraments, and prayer, it. Often

with a true interest in him, con, xvii. 3. weakened, but always gets the victory, xviii. 4. cat. 81, 172. And therefore should con. xiv. 3. Growing up in many to a not hinder from partaking of the Lord's full assurance, con. xiv. 3. cat. 80. Good supper, cat. 172.

works the fruit and evidence of true faith, Drunkenness forbidden, cat. 139.

con. xvi. 2. cat. 52. Which is never alone, Duty to God by the light of nature, con. xxi. but always accompanied with all other

l. Duties required in the first command- saving graces, and is no dead faith, but ment, cat. 101. In the second, cat. 108. worketh by love, con. xi. 2. cat. 73. In the third, cat. 112. In the fourth, cat. Fall of man, the nature and effects of it, 116. Duties of inferiors to their superiors, con. vi. cat. 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29. Why con. xxiii. 4. cat. 127. What is required permitted, con. vi. 1. How all mankind of superiors, con. xxiii. 2. cat. 129. Duties concerned in it, con. vi. 3. cat. 22. of equals, cat. 131. Duties of the sixth Falling away. See Perseverance. commandment, cat. 135. Of the seventh, Family worship daily, required of God, con cat. 138. Of the eighth, cat. 141. Of the xxi. 6. ninth, cat. 144. Of the tenth, cat. 147. Fasting. Religious fasting a duty, cat. 108.

Solemn fasting a part of religious worship,

con. xxi, 5. ECCLESIASTICAL powers not to be opposed Fellowship. See Communion.

upon pretence of Christian liberty, con. Foreknowledge. All things come to pass XX. 4. Ecclesiastical persons not exempted infallibly according to the foreknowledge from obedience to the civil magistrate, of God, con. v. 2. con. xxiii. 4.

Forgiveness. See Pardon. Effectual calling, what, con. x. 1. cat. 67. It Fornication committed after contract of

is of God's free grace, not from any thing marriage, a just ground of dissolving the foreseen in man, con. x. 2. cat. 67. All the contract, con. xxiv. 5. eiect, and they only, are effectually called, Fortune. To ascribe any thing to fortune is con. X. 1, 4, cat. 68. The elect united to sinful, cat. 105. Christ in their effectual calling, cat. 66.

Free-will. See Will. Election, out of God's mere free grace, con. Frugality a duty, cat. 141. iii. 5. cat, 13. From all eternity in Christ,

G ib. Election not only to eternal life and glory, but also to the means thereof, con. GAMING. Wasteful gaming forbidden, cat. iii. 6. cat. 13. All the elect, and they only,

142 are effectually called and saved, con. iii. Glory: The communion in glory with Christ, 6. x. 1, 4, cat. 68. Though others may be which believers enjoy in this life, con. outwardly called by the word, and have xviii, 1, 2, 3. cat. 83. Immediately after some common operations of the Spirit, ib. death, con. xxxii. 1. cat. 86. At the re. Elect infants, and other elect persons who surrection and day ofjudgment, con, xxxii. are incapable of being called by the word, 3. xxxiii. 2. cat. 87, 90. how saved, con. x. 3. What use to be made The Glory of God the end of his decrees, con. of the doctrine of election, con. iv. 8. And iii. 3. cat. 12. The glory of his grace the how men may be assured of their eternal end of election, con. iii. 5. cat. 13. The election, ib. See Assurance.

glory of his justice the end of the decree Envy sinful, cat. 128, 136, 142, 145, 148. of reprobation, con. iii. 7. cat. 13. The Equals, their duties and sins, cat. 131, 132. glory of his eternal power, wisdom, and Equivocation. Speaking the truth in doubt- goodness, the end of the creation, con. iv.

ful and equivocal expressions, to the pre- 1. The manifestation of the glory of his

judice of Truth or justice, sinful, cat. 145. wisdom, power, justice, goodness, and Eucharist. See Lord's Supper.

mercy, is the end of all God's works of Exaltation of Christ, con. viii. 4. cat. 51. In providence, con. v. 1. cat. 18. The end of

his resurrection, cat. 52. In his ascension, God's appointing the last judgment is the cat 53. In his sitting at the right hand manifestation of the glory of his mercy of God, cat. 54. In his coming to judge and justice, con. xxxii. 10. To glorify the world, cat. 56.

God is the chief end of man, cat. 1. God is Self-examination, cat. 171.

glorified by good works, con. xvi. 2. Excommunication, con. xxx. 2, 3, 4. Gluttony a sin, cat. 139. Expiation. Sin cannot be expiated but by God. The light of nature sheweth that there the blood of Christ, cat. 152.

is a God, con. xxi, 1. cat. 2. What it de

clares concerning him, and of our duty to F

him, con. i. 1. xxi. 1. It is not sufficient Faiter, what, con, xiv. 2. cat. 72.

God re

to give that knowledge of God, and of his quireth nothing of sinners that they may will, which is necessary unto salvation,

con. 1. 1. cat. 2. The attributes or perfec- And are made perfectly holy in heaven, tions of God, con. ii. 1, 2. cat. 7, 101. There con. xxxii. 1. cât. So, 90. See Sanctificas is but one only God, con. ii. 1. cat. 8. tion. There are three persons in the Godhead, The Holy Ghost equal with the Father, con. distinguished by personal properties, con. ii. 3. cat. 11, He is promised to the elect ii. 3. cat. 9, 10. The co-equality of the in the covenant of grace, con. vii. 3. cat. persons proved, cat. 11. To him is due 32. By him they are united to Christ, from all his creatures, whatsoever worship, con. xxvi. 1. For by him the redemption service, or obedience, he is pleased to re- purchased by Christ is applied to them, quire, con. ii. 2. Our duty to God, cat. con. viii. 8. xi. 4. cat, 58, 59. By him they 104, 108, 112, 116. What contrary to it, are effectually called, con. x. 1. cat. 67. cat. 105, 109, 113, 119. Religious worship And have faith wrought in their hearts, is to be given to God the Father, Son, and con, xiv, 1. cat. 59, 72. He is given to Holy Ghost, and to him alone; and' that them in adoption, con. xii. cat. 74. And only in the mediation of Christ, con. xxi, applying the death and resurrection of 2. cat. 179, 181. God is to be worshipped Christ to them, by his powerful operation, in that way only which he hath instituted they are sanctified, con, xiii. 1. cat. 75. in the scriptures, con. xxi. 1. cat. 109. To Having repentance wrought, and all other glorify God, and fully to enjoy him for saving graces infused into their hearts, ever, is the chief end of man, cat, 1.

con. xiii, 1. cat. 32, 75, 76, 77. Through Good works. See Works.

the continual supply of strength from him, Gospel. How the covenant of grace is ad. believers grow in grace, con xiii. 3. cat.

ministered under the gospel, con. vii. 6. 75. The outward means are by him made cat. 35. Without the gospel no salvation, effectual to the elect for salvation, con. Con. X. 4. cat. 60. In it Christ doth not vii. 5, 6. xxv. 3. cat. 155, 161. Prayer is dissolve but strengthen the obligation to to be made by his help, con. xxi. 3. cat. the obedience of the moral law, con. xix. 182. Ability to do good works is from 5. Believers under the gospel have a him, con. xvi. 3. Assurance of faith is greater boldness of access he throne of attained by his witnessing with our spirits grace, than believers under the law did that we are the children of God, con. xviii. ordinarily partake of, con. xx. 1.

2. cat. 80. By his abiding within believers, Government. See Church, Magistrate. they are secured from falling totally away The Grace of God. Election is of God's from the state of grace, and are kept by

mere free grace, con. iii. 5. cat. 13. How the power of God through faith unto salthe grace of God is manifested in the vation, com xvii. 2. cat, 79. second covenant, con. vii. 3. cat. 32. Effec. Hope of glory, con. xviii. 1. cat. 83. The tual calling is of God's free and special hope of hypocrites, con. xviii. 1. grace, con. x. 2. cat. 67. Justification is Humiliation

of Christ, con. viii. 2, 4. cat. 46. only of free grace, con. xi. 3. cat. 70, 71. In his conception and birth, cat. 47. In Adoption is an act of free grace, con. xii. his life, cat. 48. In his death, cat. 49. cat. 74. The communion in grace which After death, cat. 50. believers have with Christ, cat. 69. All Hypocrisy. Making profession of religion saving, graces are the work of the Spirit, in hypocrisy, or for sinister ends, sinful, con. xiii, xiv, xv. cat. 32, 72, 75, 76, 77. cat. 113. The hypocrite's hope, con. And do always accompany faith, con. xi. xviii, 1. 2. cat. 73. Perseverance' in grace, con. Hypostatical. See Personal. xvii. cat. 79. Increase in grace, con. xiii.

I 1, 3. cat. 75, 77. Assurance of grace, con. xviij. cat. 80, 81.

IDLENESS unlawful, cat. 139, 142. Idolatry,

all the kinds of it forbidden, cat. 105, 109. н

All monuments of idolatry ought to be reHARDEN. Why and how sinners are har. moved, cat. 108,

dened, con. v. 6. Believers may have their Jests. Perverting the scripture to profane hearts hardened, con. xvii. 3.

jests, sinful, cat. 113. Head. The elect are inseparably united to Jesus, why so called, cat. 41. See Christ.

Christ as their head, con. xxv. 1. Xxvi. 1. Ignorant, not to be admitted to the Lord's cat, 64, 66. He is the only head of the table, con. xxix. 8. cat. 173. church, con. xxv. 6.

Image. Man made after the image of God, Hearing. What is required of those that in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness,

hear the word preached, con. xxi. 5. cat. con. iv. 2. cat. 17. This image is renewed 160.

by sanctification, cat. 75. And fully perHeaven, the state of the blessed, con. xxxii. fected in heaven, con. xxxii. i. cat. 86, 90. 1. xxxiii. 2. cat. 86, 90.

Image-worship of all kinds discharged, cat. Hell, the state of the mned, con. xxxii.

xxxiii. 2. cat. 29, 86, 89. The meaning of Imputation. The guilt of Adam's first sin these words in the Creed, He descended is imputed to all his posterity, con. vi. 3. into hell, cat. 50.

The Obedience and satisfaction of Christ Hereticks to be rejected, cat. 105.

is imputed to believers, con. xi. 1. cat. 70. Holiness. God is most holy in all his coun- His righteousness is imputed to them, cat. Hereticks to be rejected, cat. 105.

is imputed to believers, con. xi. 1. cat 70. Holiness. God is most holy in all his coun- His righteousness is imputed to them, cal.

sels, works, and commands, con. ii. 2. 71, 77. Man was created holy after the image of Incarnation of Christ, con. viii. 2. cat. 37, 39. God, con. iv. 2. cat. 17. But by the fall he Incest discharged, cat. 189. Incestuous became wholly defiled, con. vi. 2. Be- marriages, which are within the degrees lievers are, by the sanctifying Spirit of of consanguinity or affinity forbidden in Christ, quickened and strengthened to the the scriptures, can never be made lawful, practice of holiness, con. xiii. 1, 3, cat. 75. con. xxiv. 4.

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109.

Unjust inclosures and depopulations for- joined with sanctification, cat. 77. How
bidden, cat. 142.

they differ, ib. Those that are justified
Increase of grace is from a continual sup. are perfectly freed in this life from the

ply of strength from the sanctifying Spirit revenging wrath of God, that they never
of Christ, con. xiii. 1, 3. cat. 75, 77.

fall into condemnation, con. xvii. 1. cat.
Innocency. The state of man in innocency, 77, 79. But corruption remaining in them,
con. iv. 2. cat. 17, 20.

con. vi. 5. xiii. 2. cat. 78. They fall into
Infants, how saved, con. X. 3. Infants of many sins, con, xvii. 3. cat. 78. Which

one or both believing parents are to be God continues to forgive, upon their
baptized, con. xxviii. 4. cat. 168.

humbling, themselves, confessing their
Ingrossing commodities to inhance their sins, begging pardon, and renewing their
price, unlawful, cat. 142.

faith and repentance, con. xi, 6,
Inspiration. The books of the Old and New
Testament are given by inspiration of

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God, con. I. 2.. But the Apocrypha is not KEYS. The power of the keys, what, con.
of divine inspiration, con. i. 3.

xxx. 2. Committed to church-officers, ib.
Intercession, How Christ makes interces The civil magistrate may not assume this

sion, cat. 55. It is a part of his priestly power, con. xxiii. 3.
office, cat. 44. He makes intercession, that King. Christ the King of his church, con.
the redemption which he hath purchased XXX, 1. How he executeth the office of a
may be applied to all believers, con. viii. king, cat. 45. What meant by the coming
8. cat. 55. And their perseverance depends of his kingdom, cat. 191.
upon his continual intercession for them, Knowledge. God's knowledge is infinite,
com. xvii. 2. cat. 79.

infallible, and independent upon the crea-
Joy in the Holy Ghost the fruit

of assurance, ture, con. ii. 2. The knowledge which may
con. xviii. 1, 2. cat. 83. Believers, by be had of God and of our duty to him by
falling into some sins, may grieve the the light of nature, con. i. 1. xxi. 1. cat. 1.
Spirit, and be deprived of some measure The scriptures are only sufficient to give

of their comfort, con. xvii. 3. xviii. 4. that knowledge of God and of his will
Judge. Christ the judge of the world, con. which is necessary unto salvation, ib.

viii, 1, 4. xxxiii. 1. How he shall come at
the last day, cat. 56.

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The Judgments of God upon sinners in this LABOOB is to be moderately used, cat. 135,

world, con. v. 6. cat. 28, 83. How believers 136.
may bring temporal judgments on them- Land-marks not to be removed, cat. 142.
selves, con. xvii. 3. God is just and terrible Law. The Ceremonial Law, what, con. xix.
in his judgments, con. ii. i.

3. It is abrogated now under the New
The last judgment, what, con. xxxiil. 1. Testament, con. xix. 3. xx. 1. How the

Appointed for angels and men, con. viii. 4, covenant of grace was administered under
xxxiii. 1. cat. 88. The end of its appoint- the law, con. vii. 5. viii. 6. cat. 34.
ment is the manifestation of God's mercy The Judicial Law expired with the state of
and justice, con. xxxiii. 2. Christ shall be the Jews,. con. xix. 4. And obliges no
the judge, con. viii. 4. xxxiii. 1. How further than the general equity of it te
he shall come to judge the world, cat. 56 quires, ib.
Why he would have us certainly per- The Moral Law, what, cat. 93. Given to
suaded of it, con. xxxiii. 3. Why the time Adam with a power to fulfil it, con. iv. 2.
of it is concealed, con. xxxiii. 3. cat. 88. xix. 1. cat. 92. The ten commandments
The judgment of the righteous, con. xxxiii, the sum of it, con, xix. 2. cat. 98. Though
2. cat. 90. The judgment of the wicked, believers are not under it as a covenant,
cor.. xxxiii, 2. cat. 89.

con. xix, 6. And are not able perfectly to
Judicial law. See Law,

keep it. cat. 149.. Yet it continues to be a
The Justice of God fully satisfied by Christ's perfect rule of righteousness, con. xix, 2.

obedience and death, con. viii. 6. xi. 3. - Binding all, as well justified persons as
cat. 38, 71. It is manifested in the works others, con. xix. 6. Christ, in the gospel,
of providence, con. v. 1. In the justifica- having not abolished, but much strength-
tion of sinners, con. xi. 3. In the last ened the obligation to the obedience of it,
judgment, con. xxxiii. 2.

ib. And although no man since the fali
Justice in contracts and commerce between can, by the moral law, attain to righteous-
man and man, cat. 141, 142.

ness and life, con. xix. 6. cat. 94. Which
Justification, what, con. xi. 1. cat. 70. All Christ alone hath purchased for the elect

the elect, and they only, are justified, con. by his perfect obedience, con. viii.5. Yet
iii. 6. Whom God did from all eternity it is of great use to all, con. xix. 6. cat. 95.
decree to justify, con. xi. 4. But they are The use of it to the regenerate, con. xix. 6.
not justified till the Holy Spirit doth in cat. 97. The use of it to the unregenerate,
due time actually apply Christ unto them, cat. 96. Not contrary to the grace of the
ib. How justification is of God's free gospel, but doth sweetly comply with it,
grace, con. xi. 3. cat. 71. Faith is neces con. xix. 7. The Spirit of Christ subduing
sarily required for justification, cat. 71. and enabling the will of man unto a free
But it justifies a sinner only as it is an and cheerful obedience to the will of God,
instrument by which he receiveth Christ con. xix. 7. cat. 32.
and his righteousness, con. xi. 1, 2. cat. Unnecessary Law-suits to be avoided, cat
73. The exact justice, and rich grace of

141, 142.
God, are both glorified in the justification Liberty. Christian liberty, what, con. XX.
of sinners, con. xi. 3. Justification the 1. Wherein it is enlarged under the gos-
same under the Old Testament as under pel, ib. The end of Christian liberty, con
the New, con. xi. 6. It is inseparably Xx. 3. Liberty to sin inconsistent with it

He may

D. It is not intended to desttoy ecclesi- nature sheweth, con. xxl. 1. To love the astical or civil powers, but to support and Lord our God with all our heart, &c. is the preserve them, con. xx. 4. Neither are sum of our duty to him, cat. 102. Love to men thereby allowed to publish opinions, God is necessary to the right performance or maintain practices, that are contrary of the duty of prayer, con. xxi. 3. cat. 185. to the light of nature, or to the known Love to God and the brethren is necessary principles of Christianity, or such as are to right communicating, cat. 168, 171, 174. destructive of the peace and order of the True believers are never utterly destitute church, ib.

of the love of Christ and the brethren, con. Liberty of conscience, what it is, and what xviii. 4 Wherein love towards our neigh

repugnant to it, con. xx. 2. Making men bour consists, cat. 135, 141, 144, 147. What the lords of our faith and conscience un contrary to it, cat. 136, 142, 145, 148. It is lawful, con. xx. 2. cat. 105.

the sum of our duty to man, cat. 122. Life. Eternal life purchased by Christ's Lying sinful, cat. 145. perfect obedience to the law, con. viii. 6.

м The tree of life was a pledge of the covenant of works, cat. 20. "The life of any not MAGISTRATBS appointed by God, con. ill. to be taken away except in case of publick 1. For what end, ib. Lawful for Chrisjustice, lawful war, or necessary defence, tians to accept the office of a magistrate, cat. 136.

con. xxiii. 2. The duty of the civil maLight of nature, what may be known of God gistrate, con. xxiii. 2. cat. 129. con. XX. 4.

and of our duty to him by it, con. i. 1. xxi. Read the scriptures letters: The sins of 1. cat. 2. It is not sufficient to make us the magistrate, cat, 130, 145. wise unto salvation, con. i. 1. x. 4. xxi. 1. wage war upon just and necessary occa cat. 2, 60. It is of the law of nature that sions, con. xxiii. 2. His power in church a due portion of time be set apart for the affairs stated, con. xxiii. 3. The duty of worship of God, con. xxi. 7.

the people towards their magistrates, con. Wanton Looks sinful, cat.:139.

xxiii. 4. cat. 127. Their sins against them, Lord's prayer. See Prayer.

cat. 128. Ecclesiastical persons not exLord's supper. The institution, nature, and empted from obedience to the civil magis. ends of it, con. xxix. 1. cat. 168. Christ

trate, con. xxiii. 4. The Pope hath

no not offered up to his father, nor any real power or jurisdiction over magistrates, sacrifice for sin made in it, con. xxix. 2. or their people, ib. The magistrate is not The mass abominably injurious to Christ's to be opposed in the lawful exercise

of his one only sacrifice, . The outward ele- power, upon pretence of Christian liberty, ments in this sacrament are not to be con. xx. 4. Infidelity or difference in readored, con. xxix. 4. They still remain ligion doth not make

void the magistrato's truly bread and wine, con. xxix. 6. The Just and legal authority, con. xxiii. 4. doctrine of transubstantiation is repug. Man, how created, con. iv. 2. cat. 17. His nant not only to the scripture, but even to state before the fall, con. iv. 2. cat. 17, 20, common sense, and has been and is the His fall, and the effects of it, con. vi. cat. cause of gross idolatries, con. xxix. 6. 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29. His state by How Christ hath appointed bread and the covenant of grace, con. vii. 8—6. cat. wine to be given and received in the sac 80-35. Man's chief end, cat. 1. rament, con. xxix. 3. cat. 169. It is only Man-stealing discharged, cat. 142. to be administered by, a minister of the Marriage, the end of it, con. xxiv. 2. cat. 20. word lawfully ordained, con. xxvii. 4. cat. Between more than one man and one 176. It is not to be received by any one woman at a time unlawful, con. xxiv. 1. alone, con. xxix. 4. It is to be received cat. 139. Lawful for all sorts of people In both kinds, ib. What relation the ele who are capable to give their consent, con. ments in this sacrament have to Christ xxiv. 3. And who are without the degrees crucified, con xxix. 5. How Christ is of consanguinity or affinity forbidden in present there, con. xxix. 7. cat. 170. How the scriptures, con. xxiv. 4. But marriages believers feed on him therein, ib. What within those degrees can never be made preparation is required for receiving it, lawful, ib. Protestants should not marry cat. 171. Doubting may consist with an with infidels, Papists, or other idolaters, interest in Christ, con. xvii. 3. xviii. 4. con. xxiv. 3.' Nor such as are godly with cat. 81. And therefore should not hinder those that are notoriously wicked, ib. A from partaking of the Lord's supper, cat. contract of marriage may be dissolved for 172. But the ignorant and scandalous are adultery or fornication committed after not to be admitted, con. xxix. 8. cat. 173. the contract, con. xxiv. 5. The bond of What duties required in the time of re- marriage can only be dissolved for adul ceiving, cat. 174. What duties after re- tery after marriage, and such wilful deser. ceiving, cat. 175. Frequent attendance tion as cannot be remedied, con. xxiv. 5, 6. on it a duty, cat. 175, 177. The agreement Undue delay of marriage, prohibiting of and difference between the Lord's supper lawful, and dispensing with unlawful mar. • and baptism, cat. 176, 177.

riages, are sinful, cat. 139. Vows of perLots, cat. 112, 113.

petual single life are sinful snares in which Love. Election is of God's free love, con. no Christian may entangle himself, con.

iii. 5. cat. 13. Which is unchangeable, xxii. 7. cat. 139. Those who have not the con. xvii. 2. cat. 79. And therefore true gift of continency ought to marry, cat. believers can neither totally nor finally 138. The duties of married persons, cat. fall away from the state of grace, ib. The 139, 141. sense of God's love is attainable in this The Mass abominably injurious to Christ's life, cat. 83. See Assurance. Love to God one only sacrifice, con. xxix. 2. is a duty, cat. 104. Which the light of Means. God in his ordinary providence

Who ap

maketh use of means; yet is free to work administration of the covenant of grace without, above, and against them at his under the gospel is called the New Testa pleasure, con. v. 3. The outward and or- ment, con, vii. 6. dinary means of salvation under the law, Neighbour. See Charity, Love. con. vii. 5. cat. 34. Under the gospel, con. Niggardliness sinful, cat. 142. vii. 6. cat. 35, 154. The diligent use of them is required in order to escape the

0 Wrath of God, cat. 153. How they are An Oath, what it is, con. xxii. 1. It is a made effectual, con. XXV. 3. cat. 155, 161, part of religious worship, ib. The name 182. Trusting in means sinful, cat. 105. of God is that by which men ought only to Unlawful means not to be used, ib.

swear, con. xxii. 2. cat. 108. Vain or rash False Measures unlawful, cat. 142.

swearing his name to be abhorred, Meat to be moderately used, cat. 135, 136. con, xxii. 2. cat. 113. Yet, in matters of Mediator. See Christ.

weight and moment, an oath is warrantThe Mercy of God, con. ii. 1. cat. 7. It is able under the New Testament, con. xxii. manifested in his works of providence, 2. A lawful oath, imposed by lawful authocon. v. 1. It is of God's free love and rity, ought to be taken, ib. It is a sin to mercy that the elect are delivered from refuse it, con. xxii. 3. A man must swear sin and misery, and brought to an estate nothing but what he is fully persuaded is of salvation by the second covenant, cat. truth; neither may he bind himself by 30. God is mériful to penitent sinners in oath to any thing but what he believes to Christ, con. xv. 2. cat. 76. For whose sake be just and good, and what he is able to mércy is to be prayed for, cat. 180. Works perform, ib. An oath is to be taken in of mercy are to be done, even on the Lord's the plain and common sense of the words; day, con. xxi. 8. cat. 117.

and, in things not sinful, it binds to per. Merit. No merit in good works for pardon formance, though to a man's own hurt, or

of sin or eternal life; and why, con. xvi. 5. made to hereticks, con. xxii. 4. cat. 113. Nor can we merit the outward blessings of But it cannot oblige to sin, ib. this life, cat. 193. But we are to trust in Obedience is due to God in whatsoever he is the merits of Christ, cat. 174.

pleased to command, con. ii. 2. cat. 104. pearing in the merit of his obedience and Christ hath performed perfect obedience sacrifice, maketh intercession for his to the law for us in our nature, con. viii, 4. people, cat. 55.

cat. 38, 39, 48, 97. And by it purchased an Messiah. The elect under the Old Testa- everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of

ment believed in the promised Messiah, heaven for the elect, con. viii. 5. cat. 38. by whom they had full remission of sins, His obedience is imputed to believers, con. and eternal salvation, con. vii. 5. viii. 6. xi. 1. cat. 70. He hath not abolished, but cat. 34.

much strengthened the obligation to the The Ministry given by Christ to the visible obedience of the moral law, con. xix. 5.

church, con. xxv. 3. The maintenance Good works done in obedience to God's thereof a duty, cat. 108. A minister of the commands are the fruits and evidences of gospel is one sufficiently gifted, and also a true faith, con. xvi. 2. cat. 32. How the duly approved and lawfully called and or- sincere though imperfect obedience of bedained to that office, con. xxvii. 4. xxviii. lievers is accepted and rewarded, con. xvi. 2. cat. 158. By such only the word is to be

6. Obedience is due to the lawful comread publickly and preached, and the sac- mands of a magistrate, con. xxiii. 4. cat. raments dispensed, con. xxvii. 4. xxviii. 2. 127, 128. cat. 156, 158, 159, 169.

Offices of Christ, of Mediator. See Mediator. Moral law. See Law.

His prophetical office, cat. 43; priestly, Mortification. The regenerate have the cat. 44; and kingly, cat. 45.

corruption of nature mortified through The Old Testament in Hebrew is that to Christ, con. vi. 5. And the several lusts which the church is finally to appeal in of the body of sin, con. xiii. 1. Believers controversies of religion, con. i. 8. The draw strength from the death and resur- administration of the covenant of grace rection of Christ for the mortifying of sin, under the law is called the Old Testament, cat. 167.

con. vii. 5. N

The Ordinances of God given by Christ to

the visible church, con. xxv. 3. The orTIE Name of Christ. That prayer be ac- dinances under the law, con. vii. 5. cat. 34.

cepted, it is to be made in the name of Those under the gospel, con. vii. 6. cat. 35. Christ, con. xxi. 3. cat. 178. What it is to Which are fewer, and administered with pray in the name of Christ, cat. 180. Why more simplicity, and less outward glory; prayer is to be made in his name, cat. 181, yet in them grace and salvation are held The Name of God is only that by which men forth in more fulness, evidence, and effi

ought to swear, and therein it is to be cacy, ib. All God's ordinances, especially used with all holy fear and reverence, con. the word, sacraments, and prayer, are the xxii. 2. How the name of God ought to outward and ordinary means of salvation, be used, and how it is profaned, cat. 112, cat. 154. How they are made effectual, con. 113, 114, 190.

XXV. 3. cat. 155, 161, 182. The neglect, conNature. See Corruption, Original Sin, tempt, or opposing them sinful, cat. 109. Light of Nature.

Original corruption. See Corruption. The two Natures of Christ. See Christ, In- Original sin. See Sin.

carnation, Personal Union. The New Testament in Greek is that to

P which the church is finally to appeal in PAPISTS. Protestants should not marry with controversies of religion, con. i. 8. The Papists, con, xxiv. 3.

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