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at all at once, and it will be mixed with a great many “ Corruptions and Frailties of Nature ; but as thoek “ ill Mixtures are the perpetual Grief of his Soul, “ fo it is his chief Care to watch over and to mortify “ them; he will be in a continual Progress, ftill

gaining Ground upon himself; and as he attains to

a good Degree of Purity, he will find a noble “ Flame of Life and Joy growing upon him.

O happy State! Who Thould not ardently desire and endeavour, by the Grace of God, to obtain such Felicity?

Now I exhort you with Solomon, Fear God, and keep his Commandments, for this is the All of Men. Thèn

you may be assured of God's Blessing; for asie many as walk according to this Rule, Peace be on them, and Mercy upon the Ifrael of God, Gal. vi. 16. And remember the Words of David, What Man is he,

that deforeth Life, and loveth many Days, that he may fee Good? Keep thy Tongue from Evil, and thy Lips from Speaking Guile. Depart from Evil

, and do Good; seek Peace, and pursue it. The Eyes of the Lord are upon the Righteous, and his Ears are open to their Cry; but the Face of the Lord is againft them that do Evil, to cut of the Remembrance of them from the Earth. The Righ, teous cry, and the lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their Troubles. The Lord is nigh unto tbem that are of a broken Heart; and saveth such as are of a contrite Spirit, Pf. xxxiv.

Herewith I conclude, praying for you to God; and I desire that ye might be filled with the Knowledge of his Will in all wisdom and spiritual Understanding, that ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto ali pleasing, being fruitful in every good Work, and increasing ir. the Knowledge of God. Commending you to Guc and to the Word of his Grace, which is able to build you up, and give you an Inheritance among all them that are fanctified. Amen.




FTER the Answers to the 19th, 2ift and 37th

Questions of the Heidelberg Catechism were printed, I have by preciser Examination found some Miltakes in the Translation done by one unknown Author, in the Year of our Lord 1720; which the Reader is defired to correct in this Manner : Die In the Answer to the 19th Question, Line 8, read,

inly begotten Son. In the Answer to the 21f Question, Line 6, instead of will, read, bath; and instead of grant, read, granted. In the Answer to the 23d Que

Ation, Line 3, read, only begotten Son. In Question 33, read, only begotten. In the Answer to the 37th

Question, Line 5, before propitiatory, leave out a, read, the only. * Which Mistakes have occasioned me to compare the Translation (where I have made use of in this System) with the Latin and Low Dutch Catechism; and finding therein more Errors, I have (without depreciating the Work of the Author, but only for the Prefervation of our Doctrine) corrected them in general, where I thought necessary to give the true Sense and Meaning of it.

N. B. Knowing that it happens as rarely to find a Book without Errors, as a Raven with white Feathers, I should the Correction of those (crept into this System by the overlooking of the Author or Printer) have left to the Candour of the Reader : But it bring in general the Nature of Mankind to censure the lealt Mistakes of others, though they cannot improve thein, when they should be in the same or like Circumstances, I thought fit to insert them here ; and which I hope the Reader will please to correct, before he attempts criticizing the Work.

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AGE 2, line 19, read edification ; p. 3, l. 13, r. be-

ing ; 1. 16, 1. edification ; l. 28, r. unworthy;
p. 5, 1. 12, r. hath.

In the P REFACE,
Page 2; 1. 5, r. innaccuracies; l. 9, r. sequel; P: 3,1

3, r. questions ; l. 25, r. John I; p.-41. 21, r. ridicule;
124, 1. hadft.

In the ADDRESS to Parents,
Page 2, 1. 38, r. brackish; p. 3, l. 5, r. lies; I. 6,
5. stabbing ; 1. 15, r. mortally ; 1. 20, r. melancholy ; p.
4, 1. 34, r. wholly ; la 38, r. feigned; p. 7, 1. 1, .
bearkened; l. 10, r. vouchave.

In the SY'S T E M.
Page 1, l. 3, r. religion ; l. 20, r. world; p. 2, l.
25, after, 3dly, add, That we Mew the right Means of
our Reconciliation to God according to his Justice. And,
4thly; p. 3,1.4, r. 2 Pet. i. 21 ; p. 4, I. 3, r. the, 1. 4,
leave out more, r. and justly ; 1.6, r. infallible ; l. 11, r.
Job xi. 7, Duter. xxix ; p. 5,1. 12, add contained, after
not; p. 36, 1. 28, r. merits ; p. 38, 1. 38, r. John v.
43; p. 50, l. 25, for religion, r. réafon; p. 60, 1. 34,
add in, after with ; p. 63, l. 16, for should, r. do ; p.
71, quest. 34, in the anfwer, leave out his, r. by virtu
thereof ; p. 87, 1. 5, add as the chief angel, after when
he; for by the, r. by his ; l. 6, leave out, of his angel;
p.90, l. 12, r. fan&tifier , p. 91, l. 14, r. wholly ; p. 100,
1. 3, r. infallible ; p. 107, I. 26, r. dispenser ; p. 116,
quest. 74, in the answer, 1. 9, instead of, as is, r, as :
was ; p. 79, l. 30, r. afcenfion; p. 125, 1. the last, r con
sciousness ; p. 127, queft. 81, in the answer, 1. 5,

of, converted, r. covered; p. 132, 1. 16, r. John 3 ; p
141, l. 27, r. solving ; p. 160, quest. 100, in the an
swer, 1. 9, r. forbidden; p. 175, 1. 19, r.commended.

Page 179, 1. 9, r. nor ; 1. 17, r. conjunction.

Leller Mistakes are left to the Candour of th




OF the Christian Religion.

Page 1


Of the Holy Scriptures.


The if and 2d Questions of the Heidelberg Cate-


· Of our Christian Consolation, and the Means of at-

taining it.


The 3d, 4th and 5th Questions of the Heidelberg Cate-

Ofthe Knowledge of our Misery by the Law.
The 6th, 7th and 8th Questions of the Heidelberg


Of the Origin and Greatness of our Corruption. 17

The 9th, 1oth and 11th Questions of the Heidelberg


Of God's Justice, and the Punishment of Sin. 24

The 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Questions of the Hei-

delberg Catechism.

Of the Redemption of Man ; the Means of our De-

liverance ; and Quality of our Redeemer. 26

The 13th, 14th, 15th 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th Que-

stions of the Heidelberg Catechism.

The Reasons, the Person, and Doctrine of the Me-



The 20th, 21, 22d and 23d Questions of the Heia

delberg Catechism.

Of the Neceffity of Faith, and Description of its



The 24th and 25th Questions of the Heidelberg Ca-


Of the Division of the Symbol and Trinity. 43

The 26th Question of the Heidelberg Catechism.

Of God the Father.


The 27th and 28th Questions of the Heidelberg Ca-


Of the Providence, and the Use of this Article. 51


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The 29th and 30th Questions of the Heidelberg Ca-


Of God the Son, and his Name Jesus.


The 31 and 32d Questions of the Heidelberg Ca-


Of the Name Chrift.


The 33d and 34th Questions of the Heidelberg Cate-


Of the Name of God's only begotten Son, and our



The 35th and 36th Questions of the Heidelberg Ca-


Of Christ's Incarnation.


The 37th, 38th and 39th Questions of the Heidelberg


Of Chrift's suffering under the Judge Pontius Pilate,

and his Crucifying


The 40th, 4iff, 42d, 43d and 445h Questions of the

Heidelberg Catechism.
Of Christ's Death, Burial and descending into Hell.


The 45th Question of the Heidelberg Catechism.

Of Christ's Refurrection.

The 46th, 47th, 48th and 49th Questions of the Heia i

delberg Catechism.

Of Christ's Ascension into Heaven.


The goth, 51 and 52d Questions of the Heidelberg


Of Christ fitting on the right Hand of his Father,

and his coming to Judgment.


The 53d Question of the Heidelberg Catechism.

Of God the Holy Ghost.


The 54th, 55th and 56th. Questions of the Heidelberg


Of the Church, the Communion of Saints, and Re-

miffion of Sins.


The 57th and 58th Questions of the Heidelberg Ca- |


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