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5. Must the heart be sanctified?

Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts. (I. Pet. 3. 15.)

6. Must every appearance of evil be avoided? Abstain from all appearance of evil: and the very God of peace sanctify you wholly. (I. Thes. 5. 22, 23.)

7. Is holiness necessary for happiness and heaven? Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. (12 Heb.14.)

8. What blessing did Christ pronounce on the pure? Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God. (5 Mt.8.)

9. What fruit does the true Christian bring forth?

But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. (6 Ro. 22.)

10. Will God punish the impure?

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. (I. Cor. 3. 16, 17.)

11. What do those, who were once "enemies" to God "by wicked works," become when they are reconciled by Christ?

Holy, and unblameable, and unreproveable, in his sight. (I. Col. 22.)

12. By what argument does St. Paul exhort the Romans to holiness?

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service, (12 Ro, 1.) 13. What effect should the gracious promises of God produce?

Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God, (II. Cor. 7. 1.)

14. Is the perfect holiness of God one of the most powerful recommendations of purity?

As he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation: because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. (I. Pet. 1. 15, 16.)

15. What is the will of God concerning us?

This is the will of God, even your sanctification; that ye should abstain from fornication; that every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor. (I. Thes. 4. 3, 4.)

16. Why did Christ suffer?

That he might sanctify the people with his own blood. (13 Heb. 12.)

17. What did Christ pray for his disciples?

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. (17 Jn. 17.)

18. Is the aid of the Holy Spirit necessary?

And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. (15 Ac. 8, 9.)

19. Is the death and resurrection of Christ a powerful motive to holiness?

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body; that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. (6 Ro. 11, 12, 13.)

20. Is the union of saints with Christ productive of holiness?

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love. (1 Eph. 4.)

21. Should the price, which Christ has paid for our ransom, lead us to resign ourselves to him?

Ye are not your own; for ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body and your spirit, which are God's. (I. Cor. 6. 19, 20.)


Withdraw from bad company, associate with good-Evil of the former-Benefit of the latter.

1. Are we required to guard against forming evil con


Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not into the way of evil men; avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. (4 Pr. 14, 15.)

2. Does God warn us against following a multitude in sin?

Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil. (23 Ex. 2.) 3. What companions did the Psalmist seek, and whom did he avoid?

I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts. (119 P. 63.)

I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers; I have hated the congregation of evil-doers, and will not sit with the wicked. (26 P. 4, 5.),

4. Where was Christ found in early youth?

In the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them and asking them questions. (2 Lk. 46.)

5. When exposed to the enticements of evil company, how should we act?

My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. (1 Pr. 10.) 6. How are Christians warned against injurious connexions?

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? (II. Cor. 6. 14.)

7. Does God command us to separate ourselves from sinners?

Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (II. Cor. 6. 17, 18.) 8. Did St. Paul command the Ephesians against evil associations?

Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. (5 Eph. 11.)

9. What command was given to the Thessalonian church? That ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly. (II. Thes. 3.6.)

10. Is he blessed who shuns evil company?

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. (1 P. 1.)

11. What advantages arise from good, and what evils from bad, companions?

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise; but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. (13 Pr. 20.)

12. What temporal evils flow from bad company?

A companion of riotous men shameth his father.-He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.. (28 Pr. 7, 19.)

13. Is bad company necessarily corrupting?

Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (I. Cor. 15. 33.)


A Christian duty-Motives to-Danger of sensual pleasures-Exhortations against.

1. Does Christ require us to deny ourselves?

If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. (9 Lk. 23.)

2. What difference is there between the carnally-minded and the spiritually-minded?

They that are after the flesh, do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit, the things of the Spirit for to be carnally-minded is death; but to be spiritually-minded is life and peace. (8 Ro.5,6.)


3. By what urgent motives are we exhorted to avoid sensual pleasures?

The night is far spent, the day is at hand; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. (13 Rom. 12, 13, 14.)

4. How did St. Paul keep under his body?

I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection; lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. (I. Cor. 9. 27.)

5. How does St.Paul describe the selfish and sensual characters of those who should appear in the last times ?

Lovers of their ownselves :-lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God. (II. Tim. 3. 2, 4.)

6. How does St.Peter exhort against fleshly lusts?

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. (I. Pet. 2. 11.)


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