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thy God am a jealous God, and visit the sins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, and Mew mercy unto thousands in them that love me, and keep my commandments.
III. Thou shalt 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 that thou keep holy the fabbath-day. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work, thou, and thy fon, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in fix days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and refted che seventh day : wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.
V. Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
VI. Thou shalt do no murder.
IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness againft thy neighbour.
X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbours wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.
Quest. What dost thou chiefly learn by these commandments ?
Answ. I learn two things : My duty towards God, and my duty towards my neighbour. Quest. What is thy duty towards God?
Anfw. My duty towards God, is to believe in him, to fear him, and to love him with all my heart, with all my mind, and with all my soul, and with all my strength ; 10 worthip him, to give him thanks, to put my whole trust in him, to call upon him, to honour his holy Name and his Word; and to serve bim truly all the days of niy
Quest. What is thy duty towards thy Neighbour ?
Arifw. My duty towards my Neighbour is to love him as myself, and to do to all men, as I would they should do unto mé. To love, honour, and! fuccour my father and mother.. To honour and obey the king, and all that are put in authority under him. To sub nit myself to all my governors, teachers, spiritual paflors and roasters. Το order myself lowly and reverently to all my betters. To hurt no body by word or deed. To be true and just in all my dealing. To bear no malice nor hatred in my heart. To keep my hands from picking and stealing, and my tongue from evil-speaking, lying and Nandering. To keep my body in temperance, fóberness, and chastity. Not to cover nor desire other mens goods; but to learn and labour truly to get mine own living, and to do my duty in that Itate of life unto which it shall please God to call me.
Catechift. My good child, know this, that thou art not able to do these things of thyself, nor to walk in the com mandments of God, and to serve him without his special grace, which thou must learn at all times to call for by diligent Prayer. Let me hear therefore if thou canst say the
Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us chis day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that crefpass against us. And lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Quest. What defirest thou of God in this Prayer?
infw. I desire my Lord God our heavenly Father, who is the giver of all goodness, to send his grace unto me, and to all people, that we may worship him, ferve him, and obey him as we ought to do. And I pray unto God, that he will send us all things that be needful both for our fouis and bodies; and that he will be merciful unto us, and forgive us our fins; and that it will please him to save and defend us in a!l dongers ghostly and bodily, and that he will
keep us from all fin and wickedness, and from our ghoftly enemy, and from everlasting death. And this I trust he will do of his mercy and goodness; through our Lord Jesus Chrift: And therefore I say, Amen. So be it.
Church? Answ. Two only, as generally necessary to falvation ; that is to say, Baptism and the Supper of the Lord.
Queft. What meanest thou by this word Şacrament?
Anfw. I mean an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace, given unto us, ordained by Christ him: felf, as a means whereby we receive the same, and a pledge to affure us thereof.
Queft. How many parts are there in a Sacrament?
Anfw. Two: the outward visible sign, and the inward spiritual grace.
Queft. What is the outward visible sign or form in Baptism?
Answ. Water: wherein the person is baptized, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Quest. What is the inward and spiritual grace?
Answ. A death unto sin, and a new birth unto righteousness : for being by nature born in fin, and the children of wrath, we are hereby made the children of grace.
Quest. What is required of persons to be baptized ? Answ. Repentance, whereby they forsake lin; and faith, whereby they stedfastly believe the promises of God made to them in that Sacrament.
Quest. Why then ate Infants baptized, wheñi by reason of their tender age they cannot perform them?
Anfw. Because they promise thein both by their surecies : which promise when they come to age; themselves are bound to perform.
Quet. Why was the Sacrament of the Lords Supper ordained !
Anfw. For the continual remembrance of the sacrifice of the death of Christ, and of the benefits which we receive thereby
Quest. What is 'the outward part or sign of the Lords Supper?
Answ. Bread and Wine, which the Lord hath coinmanded to be received
Quest. What is the inward part, or thing signified ?
Answ. The Body and Blood of Christ, which are verily and indeed taken and received by the faithful in the Lords Supper.
Quest. What are the benefits whereof we are partakers thereby?
Answ. The strengthening and refreshing of our fouls by the Body and Blood of Christ, as our bodies are by the Bread and Wine.
Quest. What is repuired of them who come to the Lords Supper?
Answ. To examine themselves, whether they repent them truly of their former fins, stedfastly purposing to lead a new life; have a lively faith in Gods mercy through Chrift, with a thankful remembrance of his death; and be in charity with all men. The Curate of every Parish shall diligently upon Sundays and Holy-days, after
the second Lefon at Evening Prayer, openly in the Church inftrue and examine so many Children of bis Paris, Jent" unto him, as be Mall think con
venient, in some part of ibis Catechism. And all Fathers, Mother's, Mafters, and Dames, soall cause their Children,
Servants, and Apprentices (which have not learned their Catechism) 19 come to the Church at the Time appointed, and obediently to hear, and be ordered by the Curate, until such Time as they have learned all that is here appointed
for them to learn. So foon as Children are come to a competent Age, and can say in their Mother
Tongue, the Creed, the Lords Prayer, and the Ten Commandments; and also can answer to the other Queftions of this shori Catechism; they jball be brought to the Bishap. And every one shall have a Godfather, or a God
mother, as a witness of their Confirmation. And whenfoever the Bishop fall give knowledge for Children to be brought
unto bim for their Confirmation, the Curate of every Parish fall either bring or send in Writing, with his Hand subscribed thereunto, tbe Names of all such Persons within bis Parish, as be mall think fit to be presented to the Bishop 10 be Confirmed. And if the Bishop approve of them, be fall Confirm ibem in manner following.
The Order of 'CONFIRMATION, or laying on
of Hands upon those that are baptized, and
come to Years of Discretion. Upon the Day appointed, all that are to be then confirmed, being placed, and Aanding in order before the Bishop; be for some other Minifter appointed by him) ball read tbis Preface following: 10 the end that Confirmation may be ministered to the
more edifying of such as shall receive it, the Church hach thought good to order, That none hereafter shall be confirmed, but such as can say the Creed, the Lord'sPrayer, and the Ten Commandments; and can also answer such other Questions, as in the short Catechism are contained: Which Order is very convenient to be observed ; to the end that children being now come to the
of discretion, and having learned what their Godfathers and Godmothers promised for them in Baptism, they may themselves, with their own mouth and consent, openly before the Church, ratify and confirm the same ; and also promise, that, by the grace of God, they will evermore endeavour themselves faithfully to observe such things as they, by their own confession, have assented unto.
: Then fall the Bifbop fay. o ye here in the presence of God, and of this con
gregation, renew the folemn promise and vow that was made in your name at your Baptism; ratifying and confirming the same in your own persons, and acknowledging yourfelves bound to believe and to do all those things which your Godfathers, and Godmothers then undertook for'you? And every one" shall audibly answer, I do.
Answer.. Who hath made heaven and earth.