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Sect. 1. Happiness the principal object pursued by
world.-Of the creation of irrational animals, and
lastly of man. §. 4. Adam's fall from the image of
God in which he was created.-Its effects upon himself
and his posterity. §. 5. God has compassion on fallen
man, and provides a Saviour to restore him.-Jesus
Christ is this Saviour. §. 6. That God did, previously
to the coming of Christ, reveal his will to man, 1st. By
the Patriarchs: 2dly. By the Law: 3dly. By the Pro-
phets: also universally by the Spirit of Christ. §. 7. Of
the Patriarchs-Abraham leaves his native country in
obedience to a divine command-His faith in the
promises of God-On the fulfilment of these promises.
Sect. 1. God reveals himself to the children of
Sect. 1. The prophecies concerning Christ fulfilled.
Christ offers himself to mankind as a Saviour from sin,
by his Spirit, by the Scriptures, and by his servants.
Faith, what it is-The New Birth necessary to salvation.
§. 3. Of Repentance-Forgiveness of sins or Justifica-
tion-Sanctification or Justification to be experienced
only through the righteousness of Christ.-Victory over
sin-Perfection or freedom from sin-Possibility of
falling away from a state of grace. §. 4. Faith made
manifest by good works-Of good works, what they
are-Faith and works inseparable, and necessary to
Justification, but not the cause of it-this to be ascribed
to the New Birth-Of Perseverance. §. 5. The differ-
ence between the spiritually-minded man, and the
carnally-minded man-Their respective prospects after
Sect 1. The nature of true Worship-the public wor-
ship of God a duty-the advantages that result from
it-Prayer and praise a part of divine worship-their
nature. §. 2. The qualifications of a gospel minister —
the benefits attendant on a gospel ministry. §. 3. Of
the Baptism of Christ-Of Water Baptism-the latter
not enjoined by Christ-the practice of the apostles on
which Christ ate with his disciples the night before his
1st. Question-What is the principal object sought after by mankind?
Answer-Happiness all their pursuits, however various, may be traced to it as to a central point.
2d Q. How is true happiness to be attained?
A. True happiness is only to be found in loving God, fearing to offend him, and obeying his commands.
Psal. xxxiv. 9. O fear the Lord, ye his saints; for there is no want to them that fear him. 10. The young hons do lack and suffer hunger, but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.
Psal. cxxviii. 1. Biessed is every one that feareth the Lord, that walketh in his ways. 2. Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
Rom. viii. 28. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God.
4 Cor. ii. 9. Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things that God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them to us by his Spirit.
3d Q-Who is God?
A.-God is the infinite, eternal, and inB