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cat. 180. Works of mercy are to be done, even on the Lord's day, con. xxi. 8. cat. 117. Merit. No merit in good works, for pardon of fin or eternal life: And why, con. xvi. 5. Nor can we merit the outward bleffings of this life, cat. 193. But we are to truft in the merits of Christ, cat. 174. Who appearing in the merit of his obedience and facrifice, maketh intercellion for his people, cat. 55.

Meffiah. The elect under the Old Teftament, believed in the promised Mehah, by whom they had full remiffion of fins, and eternal falvation, con, vii. 5. viii. 6. cat. 34.

The Ministry given by Chrift to the vifible church, con. xxv. 3. The maintenance thereof, a duty, cat. 108. A minister of the gospel is alfo

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one fufficiently gifted, and Oath, what it is, con. xxii.

duly approved and lawfully called and ordained to that office, con. xxvii. 4. xxviii. 2. cat. 158. By fuch only the word is to be read publicly and preached, and the facraments difpenfed, con, xxvii. 4. xxviii. 2. cat. 156, 158, 159, 169.

Moral law. See law. Mortification. The regenerate havę the corruption of nature mortified through Christ, con. vi. 5. And the feveral lufts of the body of fin, con. xiii. 1. Believers draw ftrength from the death and refurrection of Chrift for the morti, fying of fin, cat. 167.

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1. It is a part of religious worfhip, ib. The name of God is that by which men ought only to fwear, con. xxii. 2. cat. 108. Vain or rash fwearing by his name is to be abhorred, con. xxii. 2. cat. 113. Yet, in matters of weight and moment, an oath is warrantable under the New Teftament, con. xxii.


A lawful oath impofed by lawful authority, ought to be ta ken, ib. It is a fin to refufe it, cop. xxii. 3. A man must fwear nothing but what he is fully perfuaded is truth; neither may he bind himself by oath to any thing, but what he believes to be juil and good, and what he is able to perform, ib. An oath is to be taken in the plain and common fenfe of the words; and, in things not finful, it binds to performance, though to a man's own hurt, or made to heretics, con. xxii. 4. cat. 113. But it cannot oblige to fin, ib.


Obedience is due to Ged in whatfoever he is pleafed to command, con. ii. 2. cat. 104. Chrift hath perform ed perfect obedience to the law for us in our nature, con. viii. 4. Cat. it

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48' Ppifts, Proteftants should not

chafed an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven for the elect, con. viii. 5. cat. 38. His obedience is imputed to believers, con. xi. I. cat. 70. He hath not abolished, but much strengthened the obligation to the obedience of the moral law, con. xix 5. Good works done in obediente to God's commands, are the fruits and evidences of a true faith, con. xvi. 2. cat. 32. How the fincere, though imperfect obedience of believers, is accepted and rewarded, con. xvi.6. Obedience is due to the lawful commands of a magiftrate, con. xxiii. 4. cat. 127, 128.

Offices of Christ, of Mediator. See
Mediator. His prophetical office,
cat. 43.; priestly, cat. 44. ; and
kingly, cat. 45.

The Old Teftament in Hebrew, is
that to which the Church is finally
to appeal in controverfies of religi-
on, con. i. 8. The adminiftration
of the covenant of grace, under
the law, is called the Old Telta-
ment, con vii. 5.
The Ordinances of God given by
Chrift to the vifible Church, con.
xxv. 3. The Ordinances under
the law, con. vii. 5. cat. 34.
under the gospel, con. vii. 6. cat.

Which are fewer and admi-
niftered with more fimplicity, and
lefs outward glory; yet in them
grace and falvation are held forth
in more fulness, evidence, and effi-
cacy, ib.
All God's ordinances,
efpecially the word, facraments,
and prayer, are the outward and
ordinary means of falvation, cat.
154. How they are made effec-
tual, con. xxv. 3. cat. 155, 161,

marry with Papifts, cop. xxiv.3.

Pardon. See fin.
Paffions, to be restrained, cat. 135,136.
Paffover, one of the types and ordi

nances by which the covenant of
grace was adminiftered under the
law, con. vii... 5. cat. 34.
Patience, patient bearing of the band
of God, a duty, cat. 135. Patient
bearing and forgiving of injuries,
a duty, ib.

Peace of confcience. See confcience. Pedo-Baptifm. See infants. Perfeverance of faints. They whom God hath accepted in Chrift can never totally or finally fall away from the eftate of grace, con. xvii. I. cat. 77, 79. Upon what their perfeverance depends, con. xvii. 2. cat. 79. How far they may fall, con. vi. 5. xi. 5. xiii. 2. xvii. 4. xviii. 4. cat. 78. They are always kept from utter despair, con. xviii. 4. cat. 81. How they are recovered when they fall under God's fatherly difpleasure, con. xi. 5. xiii. 3. Three Perfons in the Godhead diftinguished by perfonal properties, con. ii. 3. cat. 6, 10. The equality of the perfons proved, cat. 11. The perfonal union of the two natures in Chrift, con. viii. 2. cat. 36, 37. By reafon of this union, the proper works of each nature are accepted of God, and relied on by believers as the work of the

whole perfon, con. viii. 7. cat. 40. Phyfic to be ufed moderately,cat.135. Lafcivious Pictures difcharged,c.139. Polygamy unlawful, con. xxiv. 1.

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cat. 139.

The Pope has no power or jurifdiction over civil magiftrates, or their people, con. xxiii. 4. He is in no


fenfe head of the Church, but is Antichrift, con. xxv. 6. Powers ecclefiaftical or civil, not to be oppofed upon pretence of Chriftian liberty, con. xx. 4. Power of the keys. See keys.

Praises to be joined with prayer, cat. 196.


The Praife of any good, we either are, have, or can do, not to be afcribed to fortune, idols, ourselves or any other creature, cat. 105. Prayer, what, cat. 178. The duty of all men, con. xxi. 3. To be made to God only, and why, con. xxi. 2. cat. 179. That it may accepted, it is to be made in the name of Christ, by the help of the Spirit, con. xxi. 3. cat. 178. cat. 178. What it is to pray in the name of Chrift, cat. 180. Why prayer is to be made in his name, cat. 181. How the Spirit helps to pray, cat. 182. How prayer is to be made, con. xxi. 3. cat. 185. For what and for whom we are to pray, con. xii. 4. cat. 183, 184. Prayer not to be made for the dead, nor for those of whom it may be known that they have finned the fin unto death, ib. Prayer, now under the gospel, is not made more acceptable by any place in which it is performed, nor towards which it is directed, con. xxi. 6. The rule of prayer, cat. 186

The Lord's Prayer, how to be used, cat. 187. It is explained in the catechifm from quef. 188 to the end. Preaching of the word, is a part of the ordinary religious worship of God, con. xxi. 5 And one of the ordinances in which the covenant of grace is administered under the New Teftament, con. vii 6. cat. 35. None are to preach the word but minifters of the gospel, cat. 158. How they are to preach, cat. 159. How the preaching of

the word is made effectual to fal vation, cat. 155. Predeftination, con. iii. 3, 4. cat. 13. The doctrine of predeflination how to be handled, and what use to be made of it, con. iii. 8. Preparation required to the hearing of the word, cat. 160. What preparation requifite to the Sabbath, cat. 117. What to the Lord's fupper, cat. 171.

Prefcience. See foreknowledge. Prieftly office of Chrift, how execut ed, cat. 44.

Private worship in families, daily, a

duty, con. xxi. 6. cat. 156. Priviledges of the invifible church and of the vifible. See church. Prodigality, a fin, cat. 142. The profeffion of the gospel is adorned by good works, con. xix. 2, And ought to be attended with a converfation in holiness and righteoufnefs, cat. 112, 167. Property in goods and poffeffions not infringed by the communion of faints, con. xxvi. 3. Prophecies. The covenant of grace administered by prophecies under the law, con. vii. 5. cat. 34. The prophetical office of Chrift, how executed, cat. 43.

Propitiation. Chrift's one only fa

crifice the alone propitiation for all the fins of the elect, con. xxix. 2. Proteftants should not marry with Papifts, con xxiv. 4.

Providence, is God's most holy, wife, and powerful preferving, directing, difpofing, and governing all his creatures and all their actions; according to his infallible foreknowledge, and immutable decree; to the glory of his wifdom, power, juftice, goodness, and mercy, con. v. I. cat. 18. Events are ordered according to the nature of fecond caufes, con. iii. 1. v. 2. God in his ordinary providence maketh ufe of

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means, yet is free to work without, above, and against them at his pleasure, con. v. 3. How providence is exercised about fin, con. v. 4. See fin. The actual influence of the Holy Spirit is required to do good works, con. xix. 3. God's providence towards angels, cat. 16. Toward man when created, cat. 20. God's providence is in a most special manner over his church, con. v. 7. cat. 43, 45, 63. Public worship not to be neglected, con. xxi. 6.

Punishment. See fin. Purgatory, the fcripture acknowledgeth no fuch plaće, con. xxxii. 2.

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Uarrelling at God's decrees and providences, finful, cat. 113. Quarrelling, and provoking words, finful, cat. 136.

Questions that are curious or unprofitable are to be avoided, cat. 113. R

Eading the fcriptures a part of religious worship, con. xxi. 5. How made effectual to falvation, cat. 155.

It is the duty of all to read them a-
part by themselves, and with their
families, con. i. 8. cat. 159. How
the word of God is to be read,
con. xxi. 5. cat. 157.
Rebellion, a fin, cat. 128.
Reconciliation with God purchased
by Chrift's facrifice of himfelf,
con. viii. 5. cat. 44.
Recreations to be moderately ufed,

cat. 135, 136. But not on the Lord's day, con. xxi. 8. cat. 119. Redemption,how purchafed by Chrift,

con. viii. 5. cat. 38, 39, 40. For all the elect, and them only, con. iii. 6. To whom it is certainly applied, con. viii. 8. cat. 59. Although it was not actually wrought by Chrift till after his incarnation; yet the virtue, efficacy and benefits of it were communi

cated to the elect in all ages fucceffively from the beginning of the world, con. viii. 6. How it is applied to them, con. viii. 8. cat. 58, 59. Regeneration. See effectual calling. The regenerate are all freely juftifi

ed, con. xi. 1. See juftification. And fanctified, con. xiii. 1. See fanctification. The corruption of nature remains in them, and all the motions of it are fin, con. ix. 5. But it is pardoned and mortified through Chrift, ib. The ufe of the moral law to them, con. xix. 6. cat. 97. Repentance, what, con. xv. 2. cat. 75. Although it be no fatisfaction for fin, nor cause of pardon, yet no pardon without it, con. xv. 3. cat. 153. Nor condemnation where it is, con. xv. 4, 9. It is every man's duty to endeavour to repent particularly of his particular fins, con. xv. 5. The doctrine of repentance to be preached by every minister, as well as that of faith in Chrift, con. xv. 1. Repentance to be declared to thofe that are offended, who are thereupon to be reconciled, con.xv. 6. Reprobation, con. iii. 7. cat. 3. Refurrection of Christ, con. viii. 4. cat. 52. The effect of his own power, cat. 52. It is a proof of his being the Son of God, and of his fatisfaction to divine juftice, &c. ib. It is an affurance to believers of their refurrection, ib. They have fellowship with him in his refurrection, con. xxvi. 1. He rofe again for their juftification, con. xi. 4. cat. 52. And through

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the virtue of his death and refurrection they are fanctified con. xiii. 1. cat. 75. They draw ftrength from his death and refurrection for the mortifying of fin, and quickening of grace, cat. 52, 167. The refurrection of the dead, of the


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juft and unjust, con. xxxii. 2, 3.

cat. 87. Revelation. The divers ways of God's revealing his will, con. i. 5. Righteoufnefs.

Man was created

righteous after the image of God, con. iv.2. cat. 17. But by fin he fell from that original righteoufnefs, con. vi. 2. cat. 25. And fince the fall no man can attain to righteoufnefs by the moral law, cat. 64. Nor by having righteousness infufed into them, con. xi. I. cat. 70. But thofe whom God effectually calleth, he accepteth and accounteth as righteous, by imputing the obedience and fatisfaction of Chrift to them, they receiving and refting on him and his righteoufnefs by faith, ib. See faith, imputation, juftification. Why the righteous are not delivered from death, cat. 85. Their state immediately after death, con. xxxii. 1. cat. 86. At the refurrection and day of judgment, con. xxxii. 3. xxxiii. 2. cat, 87,90.


law due proportion of time ought to be fet apart for the worthip of God, con. xxi. 7. God hath in his word, by a pofitive and perpetual commandment, binding all men in all ages, appointed one day in feven for a Sabbath to be kept holy to himself, con. xxi. 7. cat. 20. 116. Which was the last day of the week from the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, and the first day ever fince, and fo to continue to the end of the world, con, xxi. 7. cat. 116. How the Sabbath is to be fanctified, con. xxi. 8 cat. 117. How it is profaned, cat. 116. Why we are commanded to remember it, cat. 12. The Lord's day is a memorial of our creation and redemption, which contain a short abridgment

of religion, ib. What are the reafons annexed to the fourth command the more to enforce it, cat. 120. Why the charge of keeping the Sabbath is directed to governors of families, and other fuperiors, cat. 118.

A facrament. The inftitution, nature, and ends of it, con. xxvii. I. cat. 162. The parts of a facrament con. xxvii. 2. cat. 193. There are only two facraments inftituted by Chrift, con. xxvii. 4. cat. 164. Which are only to be difpenfed by minifters of the word lawfully ordained, con. xxvii. 4. How they are made effectual to falvation, cop. xxvii. 3. cat. 16 1. The facra ments of the Old Teftament were the fame for fubftance with those of the New, con. xxvii. 5. Wherein the facraments of baptifm and of the Lord's fupper agree, cat. 176. Wherein they differ, cat. 177. Sacrifice. The Covenant of grace was adminiftered under the law by facrifices, con. vii. 5. viii. 6.

cat. 34. Which fignified Chrift to come, ib. Who hath fully fatisfied the juftice of his Father, in his once offering himself a facri fice without fpot to God, con. viii. 5. cat. 44. There is no real facrifice made for fin in the Lord's fupper, con. xxix. 2. That fa crament being inftituted for the perpetual remembrance of Chrift's one only facrifice in his death, con. xxix. I. cat. 168. To which the mass is most abominably injurious, con. xxix. 2.

Saints. See believers, communion. They are not to be worshipped, con, xxi. cat. 105. Şalvation, not to be attained by men who do not profefs the Chriftian religion, be they never fo diligent to live up to the light of nature, or the law of that religion which they profefs, con. x. 4. cat, 60.


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