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16. Ho.w did God create angels f . *'.

A. God created all the angels & spirits c, immortal s, holy e, excelling in knowledge /, mighty in powers, to execute his commandments, and to praise his name h, yet subject to changei.

17. How did Gad create man?

A. After God.had made all other creatures, he created man male and female k; formed the body of the man of the dust of , the ground /, and the woman of the rib of the man tn; endued

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iji a (Gen. i. chapter.) Heb, xi. therefore the Lord thy cod will he

3. Thro'faith we understand that with thee. Mat. xm( 36. But of

the worlds were framed by the word that day and hour knoweth no man,

of God, so that things which are no not the angels of heaven, but my

seen were not made of things which Father only. ' ■■ I .

do appear. Frov. xvi. 4. The Lord g 2 Thess. i. 7. Add to yon who

hath made all things for himself; are troubled, rest with us, when'the

yea, even the wicked for the day of Lord Jesus {hall be revealed from

evil. ' ',• heaven, with his mighty angels.:

16. b Col. i. 16. For by him were h FsaL eiii, 20, Bless the ' Lord,

all things created that are tn heaven, ye hit angels, that excel in strength,

and that are in earth, visible and in- that do h;s commandments, hearts.

visible, whether they be thrones, or enlng unto the voice of his word. v.

dominions, or principalities,'or pow- 21. llefs ye the Lord, all-ye his

ers: all things were created by him, host, ye ministers of his that do His

and for him. pleasure. "•

c Psal. civ. 4. Who maketh 'his / 2 Pet. it. 4. For if rjod spared

angels spirits: his ministers-a flam- not the angels that finned, hut cast

ing fire. them down to hell, and delivered

- -d Mat.- xxfi. 30. For in the resur- them into chains of darkness, to be

rection they neither marry, nor are reserved unto judgment,

given in marriage; but are as the "17. k Gen. i. 27. So God created

angels of God in heaven. man in his own image, in the image

t Mat, xxv. 31. When the Son of 'of God created he him: male and

"man shall come in his glory, arid all • female created he them. •' the holyangels with him, then shall / Geri. iL 7. And the Lord God

he sit upon the throne" of his formed man of the dust of the

glory. ground, and breathed inte his nos

f 2 Sam. xiv. 17. Then thine hand- trils the breath of life, maid said, The word os my lord the m Gen. ii. 22. And the rib, which

king shall now be comfortable: for the Lord God had taken from man,

at an angel of God, so is my lord rnade he a woman, and brought her

the king'to discern good and bid: - notd the man. >'

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them with living, reasonable, and immortal soufe n; made them after his own image o, in knowledge p, righteousness and holiness q, having rhe law of God written in their hearts r% and power to fulfil its, with dominion over the creatures /, yet subject to fall v.

i J>. What are God's works of providence? A. QoJ's works of providence are his roost holy w, wife and powerful preserving y, and governing all his creaturcsz; ordering them, and all their actions a, to his ow* glory b, I » o

n Gen. ti. 7. And the Lord God formed mn of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his no* strils the breath of life : and man became a living foul. Compared Job xxxv. 11; Who teacheth : than the beasts of the earth, and rnaketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven. And with Eccl. xii. 7. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was; and the spirit mall return unto God who gave it. And -with Mat. x. 28. And fear not them who can kill the body, but are not able to kill the foul: but rather feathim who is able to destroy both foul and bodey in hell. And with Luke xxiii. 43, And Jesus said unto him, Verily I fay unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.

o Gen. i. 27. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him: male and female created he them.

/ Col.iii, 10. And have put on the new man, who is renewed in knowledge, after the image of him that created him.

yEph.iv. 24 Aiidthatyeputonthe new man, who after Godis created in righteousness, and true holiness.

r Kom. ii, 14. For when the Gen tiles who have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these having not the law, are a law unto themselves : v. 1 j. Who (hew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also

cures;

bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing, or else excusing one another.

/"Eccl. vii. 29. Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright, but they have sought out many inventions.

/ Gen. i. 28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that nyoveth upon the earth.

v Gen. iii. 6. And when the woman saw that the ttee was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wife; Ihe took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave allo unto her husband with her, and he did eat. Eccl. vii. 29. Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright, but they have sought out many inventions.

18. ouPfal. cxlv. i7.The Lord is righteous in all his wa.ys, and holy in all his works,

* Psal. civ. 24. O Lord, how manifold are thy works ! in wisdom hast thou made them all,: the earth is full of thy riches. Isa. xxviii. 29* This also cometh from the Lord of hosts, -who is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.

y Heb.i. 3, Who being the brightness of his glory, aod exerts- image

:.i of of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, fat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

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19- What is Gad's providence towards the angels / A. God by his providence permitted some of the angels, wilfully and irrecoverably, to fall into sin and damnation c, limiting and ordering that and all their sins to his own glory d; and established t!ie rest in holiness and happiness e; employing them

all, ■U/, at his pleasure, in the administrations of his power, mercy, and justice

2 Plal. ciii. 19. The Lord bath prepared his throne in the heavens: and his kingdom ruletb over all.

a Mat. x. 29. Are not two sparrows fold for a farthing? and one of them (hall not fall to the ground without your father, v. 30. But the very hairs of your head are all num.bred% T. jr. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. Gen. xlv. 7. And Cod sent him before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

b Rom. xi. 36. For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things; to whom be glory for ever. Amen. Isa. Ixiii. 14. As a beafl goeth down into the valle)', the Spirit of the Lord causeth him to rest: so didst thou lead iktf people, to make thyself a glorious name.

19. c Jude (>. And the angels who kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he'hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness, unto the judgment of the great day. 2 i'et. ii. 4. For if God spared not the angels that finned, but cast them down to hell, aud delivered them into chains of darkness, 1 j Le reserved uuo judgment. Heb.

ii. 16. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels: but he took on him the feed of Abraham. John viii. 44. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do: he was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth iti him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh oshis own : for he is a liar, and the father of it,

d Job i. 12. And the Lord said unto Satan, behold, all that he hath is in thy power, only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satao went forth from the presence os the Lord. Mat. yiii. 31. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou calt us out, suffer us lo go away into the hetd of swine.

e 1 Tim. v. 21. I charge thee before cod and the Lord Jesuj Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these tilings without, preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality. Mark viii. 38. Whosoever tharesore shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed when be cometh in the glory of his Father, with the holy angels. Heb. xii. 22. But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels.

to. What wai the providence os God toward man in the estate in which he was created? > A. The providence of God toward man in the estate in which he was created, was, The placing him in paradise, appointing him to dress it, giving him liberty to eat of the fruit of the earth /?, putting the creatures under his dominion and ordaining marriage for his help k; affording him communion with himself /, instituting the Sabbath m, entring into a

covenant covenant of life w ith him, upon condition of personal, perfect,, and perpetual obedience «, of which the tree ot life was a pledge a; and forbidding to eat ot the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, upon the pain of death p.

ypsal. civ. 4. Who maketh, his angels spirit;: his ministers a sliming fire.

g 2 Kings xiit. 3 j. And it came to pals that night, that the angel of the Lord went out and smote in th« camp of the Assyrians, an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and vrheo they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses, Heb. i. 14. Are they not all ministiing Spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

JO. h (Jen. ii. 8. And the Lord cod planted a garden east-ward in £deo: and there he put the man whom he had formed, v. 15. And the Lord cod took the man, and put him fntp the garden of Eden, to dress it and keep it. v. 16. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden tfipu mayest freely e.at.

/Gen.i. 28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the lea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

k Gen. ii. t8. And the Lord God laid, -it is not good that the man should be alone; I tvill make him .gahelp meet for him.

/ Gen, i. 26. And God said, Let us make man in our image, aster oar likeness: and let them have domi. nion over the silh of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the tarth, and over every creeping thing that creepefh upon the earth, v. 27. So God created man in his own image, in the imape of God created he him: male and female created he them, r. 28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl os the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon th« earth, v. 29. And God said, Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding feed: to you it fliall be for meat. Gen. iii, 8. And they heard the voice of the Lord cod walking in the garden in the cool of the day: And Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence os the Lord cod amongst the trees of the garden.

771 Gen. ii. 3. And God blessed the •seventh day, and sanctified it: because 'hat on it he had rested from all his work, which Cod hadcreaied and made,

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Q. 2 i. Did man continue in that estate wherein. God at first created him? *

A. Our first parents being left to the freedom of their own will, through the temptation of Satan; transgressed the commandment of God, in eating the forbidden fruit, and thereby fell from the estate of innocency wherein they were created q. 2 2. Did all mankindfall in that first transgrejjion f . 'A. The covenant being made with Adam, as a public perr son, not for himself only, but for his posterity; all mankind descending from him by ordinary generation r, sinned in him, and fell with him in that first transgression/

n Gal. fii. 1*2. And the law is not .of faith: but, The man that doth them (hall lire in them. Rom. x. c. For Mose» describeth the righteousness which is of the law. That the man that doth these things (hall live by them.

o Gen. ii, 9. And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food: the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

/ Gen. ii. 17. But os the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou catest thereof thou shalt surely die.

21.7 Gen. iii. 6. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to . make one wife; she took os the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat. v. 7. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked: and they sewed fig-leaves together, and made

themselves aprons, v. 8. And they heard the veice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the prf stnee of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden, v. 1 3 And the Lon! God (aid unto the woman. What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. Feel. vis. 29. Lo, this only have I found, that God made man upright: but thev have fought out many inventions. 2 Or. xi. 3. But I fear lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilry, so your min'ls should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

22. r Acts xvii, 26. And hath made of one blood all nations of men, for to dwell on all the face of the eanh: and hath determined the 'imes hefore appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.

X/cen, ii. 16. And the Lord God commanded the man, laying, Of every tree of the gardeil thou mayeft freely eat: v. 17. But of the tree of

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