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5. Is it ever lawful to speak an untruth?

No: all that we say must be true; but we may sometimes withhold the truth for the good of our neighbor.

John xvi. 12; Prov. xxix. 11.

6. What is our duty concerning our own name?

We should keep our name pure and blameless, and avoid even the appearance of evil.

Prov. xxii. 1; Eccles. vii. 1; 1 Thess. v. 22; Phil. iv. 8.

7. Is it lawful to indulge in pride and vanity?

No: pride is a sin, vanity a weakness, and self-praise folly; but humility, which gives all glory to God, is the chief grace and ornament of a Christian.

Rom. xii. 3, 16; Prov. xxvii. 2; 1 Pet. v. 5; Phil. ii. 3.

LI. THE TENTH COMMANDMENT.

1. What is the tenth commandment?

THOU SHALT NOT COVET THY NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE; THOU SHALT NOT COVET THY NEIGHBOR'S WIFE, NOR HIS MAN-SERVANT, NOR HIS MAIDSERVANT, NOR HIS OX, NOR HIS ASS, NOR ANY THING THAT IS THY NEIGHBOR'S.

2. How does this commandment differ from the preceding commandments of the second table?

By tracing sin to its root-the evil desires and passions of the heart, from which all evil words and deeds proceed.

Prov. iv. 23; Matt. xv. 19, 20; James i. 14, 15.

3. What does God forbid in this commandment?

All envy and selfish desire after any thing that is our neighbor's.

Gal. v. 24; Col. iii. 5.

4. What is required in this commandment?

That we should love our neighbor from the heart, wish him every blessing, and promote his temporal and eternal welfare.

Rom. xv. 2; Phil. ii. 4; 1 Cor. xiii. 5.

5. Are you able of yourself to keep any of these commandments?

No: but only by the grace of God, and the power of the Holy Spirit, who makes us perfect in every good work.

1 Cor. xv. 10; 2 Cor. iii. 5; Phil. ii. 13; Heb. xiii. 20, 21.

6. Is full perfection attainable in this life?

No: but we should constantly strive after it, and press towards the mark, for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

1 John i. 8; James iii. 2; Phil. iii. 12-14; Heb. vi. 1.

7. To whom should you look as the great model of perfection?

We should always look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, and follow his example.

Heb. xii. 1, 2; 1 Pet. ii. 21; 1 John ii. 6.

LII. CONCLUDING QUESTIONS.

1. What have you now been taught?

I have been taught how to pray, what to believe, and how to live.

2. How should you pray?

I should pray without ceasing to our heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ our Saviour.

3. What is the sum of our Christian faith?

The revelation of the infinite power, wisdom, and love of God in his works of creation, redemption, and sanctification.

4. What is the sum of the Christian life?

To love God above all things, and our neighbor as ourselves.

5. What is your unerring guide in faith and practice?

No human wisdom, which passeth away, but the Word of God, which abideth forever, and the example of our blessed Lord and Saviour.

6. What is your highest aim?

The holy and blessed communion with God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, one God, to whom be glory forever.

7. What is your greatest good and comfort in life and in death?

That Christ is mine, and I am his, in body and in soul, in life and in death, now and forever. Amen.

THE APOSTOLIC BENEDICTION.

THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND THE LOVE OF GOD, AND THE
COMMUNION OF THE HOLY GHOST, BE WITH US ALL.

AMEN.

INDEX TO VOL. III.

A.

Absolution, 206, 825.
Adiaphora, 228, 302.
Adoption, 628.

Altar, sacrament of the, 90. See Lord's

Supper.

Anabaptists condemned, 13, 17, 18, 173, 291,
306, 382, 433.

Angels, 246.

Antitrinitarians condemned, 179.
Apostles' Creed, exposition of, 77, 314, 518,

841.

Articles of Religion of the Church of England,
486; Arminian Articles, 545; Irish Arti-
cles, 527; Lambeth Articles, 523; Meth-
odist Articles, 807; Reformed Episcopal
Articles, 814.

Articles of the Evangelical Alliance, 821.
Ascension, 448.

Assurance of grace and salvation, 637.
Auburn Declaration, 777.

Augsburg Confession, 3.

B.

Baptism, 13, 85, 183, 188, 224, 289, 329, 425,
504, 542, 661, 741, 747, 755, 770, 797, 811,
823.

Baptists, Calvinistic, 738, 742, 749.
Baptists, Free-will, 749.
Belgic Confession, 383.
Bishop of Rome, 539.
Burial of the faithful, 301.

C.

Call, the Gospel, 753.

Calling, effectual, 624, 773.

Canonical books, 490.

Canons of the Synod of Dort, 550.
Catechism, the Anglican, 517; the Heidel-

berg, 307; Luther's, 74; Westminster
Larger, 674; Westminster Shorter, 676;
Union, 831.

Celibacy of priests, 30, 202, 304, 507.
Ceremonies, ecclesiastical, 16, 160, 295,
302, 812.

Christ, 9, 215, 314, 751; alone the giver of
eternal salvation, 254, 499, 778,819; burial
of, 446; death of, 446, 561, 586; incarna-
tion of, 402, 443, 488, 751; intercession of,
413, 779; passion of, 446; person of, 147,
182, 187; his return to judgment, 17; res-
urrection of, 807, 814; second coming, 756,
783; the High-Priest, our satisfaction, 406,
507, 811, 825; the Mediator, 619, 752; true
and eternal God, 393; two natures of,
404; very God and very man, 254, 444,
531, 766, 807, 814, 821; without sin, 496,
820.

Church, 11, 218, 271, 458, 499, 538, 657,
721, 746, 755, 810; authority of, 220, 500,
539, 821; censures of, 667; government
of and officers in, 421; nature of, 12,
442, 724; order and discipline of the,
423, 724, 733; the Catholic Christian,
416; the one Head of, 271; true, duty
of joining the, 418; true, marks of the,
419.

Civil government, 747.

Communion of Saints, 659.

Community of goods, 303, 513, 813, 826.
Conclusions of Berne, the Ten, 208.

Concord, Formula of, 93.

Confession, 13, 40, 825; the Augsburg, 3;
Baptist, 738, 742, 749; Belgic, 383; Con-
gregational, 707; Cumberland Presbyte-
rian, 771; Helvetic (First), 211; Helvetic
(Second), 233; French, 356; Genevan Free
Church, 781; Italian Free Church, 787;
Reformed Churches, 383; Quakers', 789;

Scotch (First), 437; Scotch (Second), 480;
Westminster, 599; Waldensian, 757.
Congregational Creeds, 707.

H.

Helvetic Confession, 211, 233.
Heresies and sects, 173.

Conversion of man, 262, 564, 586.

Councils, General, 239, 465, 500, 539, 668, Heretics and schismatics, 228.
Holy days, 201, 298.

822.

Covenant, God's, with man, 616; the Nation- Holy Spirit, true and eternal God, 324, 394,
al, 480.
489, 751, 766, 784, 807, 815; faith in the,
450.
Homilies, 509.

Creation, 246, 395, 398, 440, 529, 611, 750.
Creed, 77, 492.

Creeds, the Three, 528. See Confession.
Cumberland Presbyterian Confession, 771.

D.

Deacons, 422.

Decalogue. See Ten Commandments.
Declaration of Savoy, 707; Congregational
Union of England and Wales, 730; Boston
Congregational Council, 734; Oberlin Na-
tional Council, 737; Auburn, 777.
Decree, eternal, 528, 608, 771; concerning
man's redemption, 215.

Descent into Hades, 159, 488.
Divorce, 655.

E.

Elders, 422.

Election, 252, 401, 444, 745, 777, 820.
Evangelical Alliance, Articles of, 827.
Evangelical Union Catechism, 831.
Excommunication, 202, 508.

F.

Faith, 218, 262, 532, 744, 753, 817; right-
eousness of, 114; saving, 630, 779.

I.

Fathers, the ancient, 212, 239.

Free will, 18, 106, 213, 214, 249, 493, 623,
773, 779, 809, 820.

Free-will Baptist Confession, 749.

Friends, Confession of Society of, 789.

Idols, 241.

Immortality of the soul, 246, 459.

Imperfection of man, 456, 530.

Imputation of sin and righteousness, 778.
Infirmity of man, 398.
Intercession of Saints, 200.
Intermediate state, 756.

J.

Judgment, last, 433, 543, 671, 756.
Justification, 10, 266, 407, 409, 494, 532, 626,
743, 754, 768, 773, 780, 793, 809, 818;
works before, 817.

K.
Knowledge, true foundation of, 789.

L.

Law and the Gospel, 126, 746.

Law, ceremonial, abolished, 412; perfection
of the, 456; the third use of the, 130.
Law of God, 259, 640.

Liberty of conscience, 643, 719, 720, 748, 797.

Fall of man, 247, 398, 530, 564, 586, 615, 743, | Light, saving and spiritual, 792.

750, 777.

Fasts, 201, 298.

Lord's Prayer, exposition of, 80, 351, 520,
698, 835.

Lord's Supper, 13, 29, 135, 181, 187, 225,

291, 332, 428, 505, 542, 663, 741, 747,
755, 797, 811, 823; both kinds in the, 29,
507, 811, 824; scope of the, 506.

M.

G.

Gallican Confession, 356.

God, 7, 213, 240, 383, 439, 606, 749; one in
Essence, three in Person, 389; the Father,
315; knowledge of, 384; the justice and
mercy of, 405; the true, 742.
Good works, 20, 121, 200, 218, 268, 410,
494, 534, 633, 809, 819; cause of, 452;
what God holds as, 454, 495.
Goods, Christian men's, 813, 826.
Grace, extent of, in gospel, 718; in regenera- Ministry of the Church, 10, 278, 538, 755,
tion, 744.

Magistrates, 16, 203, 229, 305, 432, 474, 512,
536, 652, 720, 741, 797, 812, 826.
Man's condition by nature, 750, 782, 817.
Marriage, 202, 230, 304, 655, 812, 826.
Mass, 34, 200, 507, 543.
Meats, choice of, 298; distinction of, 42.
Ministering to the congregation, 501, 502,
810, 822, 824; to the sick, 300.
Ministers, 206, 219, 221, 422; choice of, 221;
work of, 222.

795.

Misery of man, 308.
Monastic vows, 49.
Moral inability, 779.
Moravian Easter Litany, 799.

N.

Neighbors, duty towards our, 537.

New Arians, errors of the, 178.

New Hampshire (Baptist) Confession, 742.
New obedience, 11.

0.

Oath, 513.

Oaths, lawful, 649, 813.
Oberlin Declaration, 737.
Orders and sects, 201.
Orders, ecclesiastical, 15.
Ordination of the clergy, 206, 278, 511.
Original sin, 8, 97, 213, 400, 440, 492, 530,
767, 808, 816.

P.

Penitence of man, 262.
Perfection, 794.

Perseverance of Saints, 571, 592, 636, 746,
754, 774, 795.

Philadelphia Confession, 738.
Pilgrimages, 201.

Prayer, 204, 296, 350.

Predestination and election of God, 165, 185,
189, 252, 497, 528, 531, 581, 820.
Promises, 260.

Promises, revelation of, 441.
Providence, 244, 396, 529, 612, 749.
Punishment for sin, 615, 748, 756.
Purgatory, 206, 201, 501, 810.

Q.
Quakers, Confession of, 789.

R.

778, 792.

Reformed Episcopal Articles, 814.
Reforms of abuses, 207.

Regeneration, 753, 779, 817.

Religion, the Thirty-nine Articles. See Ar-

ticles of Religion.

Repentance, 14, 631, 744, 753, 818.

Resurrection, 447, 489, 543, 670, 756,

766.

Retribution, 756.

Revelation, immediate, 790.
Reward of good works, 268.

Recreations, 798.
Redemption of man, 311, 402, 561, 586, 756, Thankfulness, 338.

S.

Sabbath, 646; the Christian, 747, 754.
Sacraments, 223, 285, 328, 424, 467, 502, 541,
660, 810, 822; efficiency of, 503; right
administration of, 471; to whom they ap-
pertain, 474; use of, 15.

Salvation, way of, 743; freeness of, 744, 773,
779, 793.

Sanctification, 410, 534, 629, 745, 754.
Satan, 246.

Savoy Declaration, 708.

Saxon Visitation Articles, 181.

Scandals, 204.

Schismatics, 228.

Schwenkfeldians, 177.

Scotch Confessions, 437, 480.
Scriptures, Holy, 211, 237, 260, 385, 526, 599,
600, 749, 751, 781, 791; authority of, 386,
464, 742; difference between canonical and
apocryphal, 387; inspiration of, 384; in-
tent of, 212; interpretation of, 211, 239;
sufficiency as only rule of faith, 387, 736;
sufficiency of, for salvation, 489, 767, 784,
808, 815.

Sects, 173.

Service of God, 227, 295, 534.

Signs, 201.

Sin, 247, 615, 777; after baptism, 496; after
justification, 809; after conversion, 820;
cause of, 20, 247; hereditary, 778, 792.
Sins, remission of, 205.

Sonship of believers, 814.

Spirits, presence of, 301.

State of the soul after death, 543, 670, 756.
Supererogation, works of, 809, 819.

T.

Ten Commandments, exposition of, 74, 342,
519, 685, 868.

Testament, Old, 491, 540, 601, 808, 816; New,
540, 601.

Traditions of men, 212, 239; of the Church,
508;
distinction of, 42.

Trinity, Holy, 240, 606, 781; faith in, 487, 528,
807, 814; proof of the, 390.

U.

Union Catechism, 831.

V.

Visitation Articles of Saxony, 181.
Vows, lawful, 649.

Vows of purity, 202.

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