A Puritan Catechism


With Proofs Compiled by C. H. Spurgeon
"Heir of the Puritans"

I am persuaded that the use of a good Catechism in all our families will be a great safeguard against the increasing errors of the times, and therefore I have compiled this little manual from the Westminster Assembly's and Baptist Catechisms, for the use of my own church and congregation. Those who use it in their families or classes must labour to explain the sense; but the words should be carefully learned by heart, for they will be understood better as years pass.

May the Lord bless my dear friends and their families evermore, is the prayer of their loving Pastor.

C. H. Spurgeon

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth ( kjv@2Timothy:2:15)

    Questions
  1. What is the chief end of man?
  2. What rule has God given to direct us how we may glorify him?
  3. What do the Scriptures principally teach?
  4. What is God?
  5. Are there more Gods than one?
  6. How many persons are there in the Godhead?
  7. What are the decrees of God?
  8. How does God execute his decrees?
  9. What is the work of creation?
  10. How did God create man?
  11. What are God's works of providence?
  12. What special act of providence did God exercise toward man in the state wherein he was created?
  13. Did our parents continue in the state wherein they were created?
  14. What is sin?
  15. Did all mankind fall in Adam's first transgression?
  16. Into what estate did the fall bring mankind?
  17. Wherein consists the sinfulness of that state whereinto man fell?
  18. What is the misery of that state whereinto man fell?
  19. Did God leave all mankind to perish in the state of sin and misery?
  20. Who is the Redeemer of God's elect?
  21. How did Christ, being the Son of God, become man?
  22. What offices does Christ execute as our Redeemer?
  23. How does Christ execute the office of a prophet?
  24. How does Christ execute the office of a priest?
  25. How does Christ execute the office of a king?
  26. Wherein did Christ's humiliation consist?
  27. Wherein consists Christ's exaltation?
  28. How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ?
  29. How does the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ?
  30. What is effectual calling?
  31. What benefits do they who are effectually called, partake of in this life?
  32. What is justification?
  33. What is adoption?
  34. What is sanctification?
  35. What are the benefits which in this life do either accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification?
  36. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at their death?
  37. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at the resurrection?
  38. What shall be done to the wicked at their death?
  39. What shall be done to the wicked at the day of judgment?
  40. What did God reveal to man for the rule of his obedience?
  41. What is the sum of the ten commandments?
  42. Which is the first commandment?
  43. What is required in the first commandment?
  44. Which is the second commandment?
  45. What is required in the second commandment?
  46. What is forbidden in the second commandment?
  47. Which is the third commandment?
  48. What is required in the third commandment?
  49. Which is the fourth commandment?
  50. What is required in the fourth commandment?
  51. How is the Sabbath to be sanctified?
  52. Which is the fifth commandment?
  53. What is required in the fifth commandment?
  54. What is the reason annexed to the fifth commandment?
  55. Which is the sixth commandment?
  56. What is forbidden in the sixth commandment?
  57. Which is the seventh commandment?
  58. What is forbidden in the seventh commandment?
  59. Which is the eighth commandment?
  60. What is forbidden in the eighth commandment?
  61. Which is the ninth commandment?
  62. What is required in the ninth commandment?
  63. Which is the tenth commandment?
  64. What is forbidden in the tenth commandment?
  65. Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God?
  66. Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous?
  67. What does every sin deserve?
  68. How may we escape his wrath and curse due to us for sin?
  69. What is faith in Jesus Christ?
  70. What is repentance to life?
  71. What are the outward means whereby the Holy Spirit communicates to us the benefits of redemption?
  72. How is the Word made effectual to salvation?
  73. How is the Word to be read and heard that it may become effectual to salvation?
  74. How do Baptism and the Lord's Supper become spiritually helpful?
  75. What is baptism?
  76. To whom is Baptism to be administered?
  77. Are the infants of such as are professing believers to be baptised?
  78. How is baptism rightly administered?
  79. What is the duty of such as are rightly baptised?
  80. What is the Lord's Supper?
  81. What is required to the worthy receiving of the Lord's Supper?
  82. What is meant by the words, "until he come," which are used by the apostle Paul in reference to the the Lord's Supper?

Questions and Answers (with proofs)


Q. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man's chief end is to glorify God ( kjv@1Corinthians:10:31), and to enjoy him for ever kjv@Psalms:73:25-26).

Q. What rule has God given to direct us how we may glorify him?
A. The Word of God which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments kjv@Ephesians:2:20; kjv@2Timothy:3:16) is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify God and enjoy him ( kjv@1John:1:3).

Q. What do the Scriptures principally teach?
A. The Scriptures principally teach what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man ( kjv@2Timothy:1:13; kjv@Ecclesiastes:12:13).

Q. What is God?
A. God is Spirit kjv@John:4:24), infinite kjv@Job:11:7), eternal kjv@Psalms:90:2; kjv@1Timothy:1:17), and unchangeable kjv@James:1:17) in his being kjv@Exodus:3:14), wisdom, power kjv@Psalms:147:5), holiness kjv@Revelation:4:8), justice, goodness and truth kjv@Exodus:34:6-7).

Q. Are there more Gods than one?
A. There is but one only kjv@Deuteronomy:6:4), the living and true God kjv@Jeremiah:10:10).

Q. How many persons are there in the Godhead?
A. There are three persons in the Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one God, the same in essence, equal in power and glory ( kjv@1John:5:7; kjv@Matthew:28:19).

Q. What are the decrees of God?
A. The decrees of God are his eternal purpose according to the counsel of his own will, whereby for his own glory he has foreordained whatever comes to pass kjv@Ephesians:1:11-12).

Q. How does God execute his decrees?
A. God executes his decrees in the works of creation kjv@Revelation:4:11), and providence kjv@Daniel:4:35).

Q. What is the work of creation?
A. The work of creation is God's making all things kjv@Genesis:1:1) of nothing, by the Word of his power kjv@Hebrews:11:3), in six normal consecutive days kjv@Exodus:20:11), and all very good kjv@Genesis:1:31).

Q. How did God create man?
A. God created man, male and female, after his own image kjv@Genesis:1:27), in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness kjv@Colossians:3:10; kjv@Ephesians:4:24) with dominion over the creatures kjv@Genesis:1:28).

Q. What are God's works of providence?
A. God's works of providence are his most holy kjv@Psalms:145:17), wise, kjv@Isaiah:28:29) and powerful kjv@Hebrews:1:3), preserving and governing all his creatures, and all their actions kjv@Psalms:103:19; kjv@Matthew:10:29).

Q. What special act of providence did God exercise toward man in the state wherein he was created?
A. When God had created man, he entered into a covenant of life with him, upon condition of perfect obedience; kjv@Galatians:3:12) forbidding him to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, upon pain of death. kjv@Genesis:2:17)

Q. Did our first parents continue in the state wherein they were created?
A. Our first parents being left to the freedom of their own will, fell from the state wherein they were created, by sinning against God, kjv@Ecclesiastes:7:29) by eating the forbidden fruit kjv@Genesis:3:6-8).

Q. What is sin?
A. Sin is any want of conformity to, or transgression of the law of God ( kjv@1John:3:4).

Q. Did all mankind fall in Adam's first transgression?
A. The covenant being made with Adam, not only for himself but for his posterity, all mankind descending from him by ordinary generation, sinned in him, and fell with him in his first transgression ( kjv@1Corinthians:15:22; kjv@Romans:5:12).

Q. Into what estate did the fall bring mankind?
A. The fall brought mankind into a state of sin and misery kjv@Romans:5:18).

Q. Wherein consists the sinfulness of that state whereinto man fell?
A. The sinfulness of that state whereinto man fell, consists in the guilt of Adam's first sin kjv@Romans:5:19), the want of original righteousness, kjv@Romans:3:10) and the corruption of his whole nature, which is commonly called original sin kjv@Ephesians:2:1; kjv@Psalms:51:5), together with all actual transgressions which proceed from it kjv@Matthew:15:19).

Q. What is the misery of that state whereinto man fell?
A. All mankind, by their fall, lost communion with God kjv@Genesis:3:8 kjv@Genesis:3:24), are under his wrath and curse kjv@Ephesians:2:3; kjv@Galatians:3:10), and so made liable to all the miseries in this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell for ever kjv@Romans:6:23; kjv@Matthew:25:41).

Q. Did God leave all mankind to perish in the state of sin and misery?
A. God having, out of his good pleasure from all eternity, elected some to everlasting life ( kjv@2Thessalonians:2:13), did enter into a covenant of grace to deliver them out of the state of sin and misery, and to bring them into a state of salvation by a Redeemer kjv@Romans:5:21).

Q. Who is the Redeemer of God's elect?
A. The only Redeemer of God's elect is the Lord Jesus Christ ( kjv@1Timothy:2:5), who being the eternal Son of God, became man kjv@John:1:14), and so was and continues to be God and man, in two distinct natures and one person for ever ( kjv@1Timothy:3:16; kjv@Colossians:2:9).

Q. How did Christ, being the Son of God, become man?
A. Christ, the son of God, became man by taking to himself a true body kjv@Hebrews:2:14), and a reasonable soul kjv@Matthew:26:38; kjv@Hebrews:4:15), being conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit in the Virgin Mary, and born of her kjv@Luke:1:31-35), yet without sin kjv@Hebrews:7:26).

Q. What offices does Christ execute as our Redeemer?
A. Christ as our Redeemer executes the offices of a prophet kjv@Acts:3:22), of a priest kjv@Hebrews:5:6), and of a king kjv@Psalms:2:6), both in his state of humiliation and exaltation.

Q. How does Christ execute the office of a prophet?
A. Christ executes the office of a prophet, in revealing to us kjv@John:1:18), by his Word kjv@John:20:31), and Spirit kjv@John:14:26), the will of God for our salvation.

Q. How does Christ execute the office of a priest?
A. Christ executes the office of a priest, in his once offering up himself a sacrifice to satisfy divine justice kjv@Hebrews:9:28), and to reconcile us to God kjv@Hebrews:2:17), and in making continual intercession for us kjv@Hebrews:7:25).

Q. How does Christ execute the office of a king?
A. Christ executes the office of a king in subduing us to himself, kjv@Psalms:110:3) in ruling and defending us kjv@Matthew:2:6; kjv@1Corinthians:15:25), and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies.

Q. Wherein did Christ's humiliation consist?
A. Christ's humiliation consisted in his being born, and that in a low condition kjv@Luke:2:7), made under the law kjv@Galatians:4:4), undergoing the miseries of this life kjv@Isaiah:53:3), the wrath of God kjv@Matthew:27:46), and the cursed death of the cross; kjv@Philippians:2:8) in being buried, and continuing under the power of death for a time kjv@Matthew:12:40).

Q. Wherein consists Christ's exaltation?
A. Christ's exaltation consists in his rising again from the dead on the third day ( kjv@1Corinthians:15:4), in ascending up into heaven, and sitting at the right hand of God the Father kjv@Mark:16:19), and in coming to judge the world at the last day kjv@Acts:17:31).

Q. How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by the effectual application of it to us kjv@John:1:12) by his Holy Spirit. kjv@Titus:3:5-6)

Q. How does the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by Christ?
A. The Spirit applies to us the redemption purchased by Christ, by working faith in us kjv@Ephesians:2:8), and by it uniting us to Christ in our effectual calling kjv@Ephesians:3:17).

Q. What is effectual calling?
A. Effectual calling is the work of God's Spirit ( kjv@2Timothy:1:9) whereby, convincing us of our sin and misery kjv@Acts:2:37), enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ kjv@Acts:26:18), and renewing our wills kjv@Ezekiel:36:26), he does persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ freely offered to us in the gospel kjv@John:6:44-45).

Q. What benefits do they who are effectually called, partake of in this life?
A. They who are effectually called, do in this life partake of justification kjv@Romans:8:30), adoption kjv@Ephesians:1:5), sanctification, and the various benefits which in this life do either accompany, or flow from them ( kjv@1Corinthians:1:30).

Q. What is justification?
A. Justification is an act of God's free grace, wherein he pardons all our sins kjv@Romans:3:24; kjv@Ephesians:1:7), and accepts us as righteous in his sight ( kjv@2Corinthians:5:21) only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us kjv@Romans:5:19), and received by faith alone kjv@Galatians:2:16; kjv@Philippians:3:9).

Q. What is adoption?
A. Adoption is an act of God's free grace ( kjv@1John:3:1), whereby we are received into the number, and have a right to all the privileges of the sons of God kjv@John:1:12; kjv@Romans:8:17).

Q. What is sanctification?
A. Sanctification is the work of God's Spirit ( kjv@2Thessalonians:2:13), whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God kjv@Ephesians:4:24), and are enabled more and more to die to sin, and live to righteousness kjv@Romans:6:11).

Q. What are the benefits which in this life do either accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification?
A. The benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification kjv@Romans:5:1-2, 5), are assurance of God's love, peace of conscience, joy in the Holy Spirit kjv@Romans:14:17), increase of grace, perseverance in it to the end kjv@Proverbs:4:18; kjv@1John:5:13; kjv@1Peter:1:5).

Q. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at their death?
A. The souls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness kjv@Hebrews:12:23 and do immediately pass into glory, kjv@Philippians:1:23; kjv@2Corinthians:5:8; kjv@Luke:23:43), and their bodies, being still united to Christ ( kjv@1Thessalonians:4:14), do rest in their graves kjv@Isaiah:57:2) till the resurrection kjv@Job:19:26).

Q. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at the resurrection?
A. At the resurrection, believers being raised up in glory ( kjv@1Corinthians:15:43), shall be openly acknowledged and acquitted in the day of judgment kjv@Matthew:10:32), and made perfectly blessed both in soul and body in the full enjoying of God ( kjv@1John:3:2) to all eternity ( kjv@1Thessalonians:4:17).

Q. What shall be done to the wicked at their death?
A. The souls of the wicked shall at their death be cast into the torments of hell kjv@Luke:16:22-24), and their bodies lie in their graves till the resurrection, and judgement of the great day kjv@Psalms:49:14).

Q. What shall be done to the wicked at the day of judgment?
A. At the day of judgment the bodies of the wicked being raised out of their graves, shall be sentenced, together with their souls, to unspeakable torments with the devil and his angels for ever kjv@Daniel:12:2; kjv@John:5:28-29; kjv@2Thessalonians:1:9; kjv@Matthew:25:41).

Q. What did God reveal to man for the rule of his obedience?
A. The rule which God first revealed to man for his obedience, is the moral law kjv@Deuteronomy:10:4; kjv@Matthew:19:17), which is summarised in the ten commandments.

Q. What is the sum of the ten commandments?
A. The sum of the ten commandments is to love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind; and our neighbour as ourselves kjv@Matthew:22:37-40).

Q. Which is the first commandment?
A. The first commandment is, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

Q. What is required in the first commandment?
A. The first commandment requires us to know (1 Chron. 28:9) and acknowledge God to be the only true God, and our God kjv@Deuteronomy:26:17), and to worship and glorify him accordingly kjv@Matthew:4:10).

Q. Which is the second commandment?
A. The second commandment is, "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments."

Q. What is required in the second commandment?
A. The second commandment requires the receiving, observing kjv@Deuteronomy:32:46; kjv@Matthew:28:20), and keeping pure and entire all such religious worship and ordinances as God has appointed in his Word kjv@Deuteronomy:12:32).

Q. What is forbidden in the second commandment?
A. The second commandment forbids the worshipping of God by images, kjv@Deuteronomy:4:15-16) or any other way not appointed in his Word kjv@Colossians:2:18).

Q. Which is the third commandment?
A. The third commandment is, "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain."

Q. What is required in the third commandment?
A. The third commandment requires the holy and reverent use of God's names kjv@Psalms:29:2), titles, attributes kjv@Revelation:15:3-4), ordinances kjv@Ecclesiastes:5:1), Word kjv@Psalms:138:2), and works kjv@Job:36:24; kjv@Deuteronomy:28:58-59).

Q. Which is the fourth commandment?

A. The fourth commandment is, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor they cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it."

Q. What is required in the fourth commandment?
A. The fourth commandment requires the keeping holy to God such set times as he has appointed in his Word, expressly one whole day in seven, to be a holy Sabbath to himself kjv@Leviticus:19:30; kjv@Deuteronomy:5:12).

Q. How is the Sabbath to be sanctified?
A. The Sabbath is to be sanctified by a holy resting all that day, even from such worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days kjv@Leviticus:23:3), and spending the whole time in the public and private exercises of God's worship kjv@Psalms:92:1-2; kjv@Isaiah:58:13-14), except so much as is taken up in the works of necessity and mercy kjv@Matthew:12:11-12).

Q. Which is the fifth commandment?
A. The fifth commandment is, "Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee."

Q. What is required in the fifth commandment?
A. The fifth commandment requires the preserving the honour, and performing the duties belonging to every one in their various positions and relationships as superiors kjv@Ephesians:5:21-22; kjv@Ephesians:6:1 kjv@Ephesians:6:5 kjv@Romans:13:1), inferiors kjv@Ephesians:6:9), or equals kjv@Romans:12:10).

Q. What is the reason annexed to the fifth commandment?
A. The reason annexed to the fifth commandment is, a promise of long life and prosperity — as far as it shall serve for God's glory, and their own good — to all such as keep this commandment kjv@Ephesians:6:2-3).

Q. Which is the sixth commandment?
A. The sixth commandment is, "Thou shalt not kill."

Q. What is forbidden in the sixth commandment?
A. The sixth commandment forbids the taking away of our own life kjv@Acts:16:28), or the life of our neighbour unjustly kjv@Genesis:9:6), or whatever tends to it kjv@Proverbs:24:11-12).

Q. Which is the seventh commandment?
A. The seventh commandment is, "Thou shalt not commit adultery."

Q. What is forbidden in the seventh commandment?
A. The seventh commandment forbids all unchaste thoughts kjv@Matthew:5:28; kjv@Colossians:4:6), words kjv@Ephesians:5:4; kjv@2Timothy:2:22), and actions kjv@Ephesians:5:3).

Q. Which is the eighth commandment?
A. The eighth commandment is, "Thou shalt not steal."

Q. What is forbidden in the eighth commandment?
A. The eighth commandment forbids whatever does or may unjustly hinder our own ( kjv@1Timothy:5:8; kjv@Proverbs:28:19; kjv@Proverbs:21:6), or our neighbour's wealth, or outward estate kjv@Ephesians:4:28).

Q. Which is the ninth commandment?
A. The ninth commandment is, "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour."

Q. What is required in the ninth commandment?
A. The ninth commandment requires the maintaining and promoting of truth between man and man kjv@Zechariah:8:16), and of our own ( kjv@1Peter:3:16; kjv@Acts:25:10), and our neighbour's good name ( kjv@3John:1:12), especially in witness-bearing kjv@Proverbs:14:5 kjv@Proverbs:14:25).

Q. What is the tenth commandment?
A. The tenth commandment is, "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house; thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, or his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbour's."

Q. What is forbidden in the tenth commandment?
A. The tenth commandment forbids all discontentment with our own estate ( kjv@1Corinthians:10:10), envying or grieving at the good of our neighbour, kjv@Galatians:5:26) and all inordinate emotions and affections to anything that is his kjv@Colossians:3:5).

Q. Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God?
A. No mere man, since the fall, is able in his life perfectly to keep the commandments of God kjv@Ecclesiastes:7:20), but does daily break them in thought, kjv@Genesis:8:21) word kjv@James:3:8), and deed kjv@James:3:2).

Q. Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous?
A. Some sins in themselves, and by reason of various aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of God than others kjv@John:19:11; kjv@1John:5:16).

Q. What does every sin deserve?
A. Every sin deserves God's wrath and curse, both in this life and that which is to come kjv@Ephesians:5:6; kjv@Psalms:11:6).

Q. How may we escape his wrath and curse due to us for sin?
A. To escape the wrath and curse of God due to us for sin, we must believe in the Lord Jesus Christ kjv@John:3:16), trusting alone to his blood and righteousness. This faith is attended by repentance for the past kjv@Acts:20:21) and leads to holiness in the future.

Q. What is faith in Jesus Christ?
A. Faith in Jesus Christ is a saving grace kjv@Hebrews:10:39), whereby we receive kjv@John:1:12), and rest upon him alone for salvation kjv@Philippians:3:9), as he is set forth in the gospel kjv@Isaiah:33:22).

Q. What is repentance to life?
A. Repentance to life is a saving grace kjv@Acts:11:18), whereby a sinner, out of a true sense of his sins kjv@Acts:2:37), and apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ kjv@Joel:2:13), does with grief and hatred of his sin turn from it to God kjv@Jeremiah:31:18-19), with full purpose to strive after new obedience kjv@Psalms:119:59).

Q. What are the outward means whereby the Holy Spirit communicates to us the benefits of redemption?
A. The outward and ordinary means whereby the Holy Spirit communicates to us the benefits of Christ's redemption, are the Word, by which souls are begotten to spiritual life; Baptism, the Lord's Supper, Prayer, and Meditation, by all which believers are further edified in their most holy faith kjv@Acts:2:41-42; kjv@James:1:18).

Q. How is the Word made effectual to salvation?
A. The Spirit of God makes the reading, but especially the preaching of the Word, an effectual means of convicting and converting sinners, kjv@Psalms:19:7) and of building them up in holiness and comfort ( kjv@1Thessalonians:1:6), through faith to salvation kjv@Romans:1:16).

Q. How is the Word to be read and heard that it may become effectual to salvation?
A. That the Word may become effectual to salvation, we must attend to it with diligence kjv@Proverbs:8:34), preparation ( kjv@1Peter:2:1-2), and prayer kjv@Psalms:119:18), receive it with faith kjv@Hebrews:4:2), and love ( kjv@2Thessalonians:2:10), lay it up into our hearts kjv@Psalms:119:11), and practise it in our lives kjv@James:1:25).

Q. How do Baptism and the Lord's Supper become spiritually helpful?
A. Baptism and the Lord's Supper become spiritually helpful, not from any virtue in them, or in him who does administer them ( kjv@1Corinthians:3:7; kjv@1Peter:3:21), but only by the blessing of Christ ( kjv@1Corinthians:3:6), and the working of the Spirit in those who by faith receive them ( kjv@1Corinthians:12:13).

Q. What is Baptism?
A. Baptism is an ordinance of the New Testament, instituted by Jesus Christ kjv@Matthew:28:19), to be to the person baptised a sign of his fellowship with him, in his death, and burial, and resurrection kjv@Romans:6:3; kjv@Colossians:2:12), of his being ingrafted into him kjv@Galatians:3:27), of remission of sins kjv@Mark:1:4; kjv@Acts:22:16), and of his giving up himself to God through Jesus Christ, to live and walk in newness of life kjv@Romans:6:4-5).

Q. To whom is Baptism to be administered?
A. Baptism is to be administered to all those who actually profess repentance towards God kjv@Acts:2:38; kjv@Matthew:3:6; kjv@Mark:16:16; kjv@Acts:8:12-36-37; kjv@Acts:10:47-48), and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and to none other.

Q. Are the infants of such as are professing to be baptised?
A. The infants of such as are professing believers are not to be baptised, because there is neither command nor example in the Holy Scriptures for their baptism kjv@Exodus:23:13; kjv@Proverbs:30:6).

Q. How is baptism rightly administered?
A. Baptism is rightly administered by immersion, or dipping the whole body of the person in water kjv@Matthew:3:16; kjv@John:3:23), in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, according to Christ's institution, and the practice of the apostles kjv@Matthew:28:19-20), and not by sprinkling or pouring of water, or dipping some part of the body, after the tradition of men kjv@John:4:1-2; kjv@Acts:8:38-39).

Q. What is the duty of such as are rightly baptized?
A. It is the duty of such as are rightly baptized, to give up themselves to some particular and orderly Church of Jesus Christ kjv@Acts:2:47 kjv@Acts:9:26; kjv@1Peter:2:5), that they may walk in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless kjv@Luke:1:6).

Q. What is the Lord's Supper?
A. The Lord's Supper is an ordinance of the New Testament, instituted by Jesus Christ; wherein, by giving and receiving bread and wine, according to his appointment, his death is shown forth ( kjv@1Corinthians:11:23-26), and the worthy receivers are, not after a corporeal and carnal manner, but by faith, made partakers of his body and blood, with all his benefits, to their spiritual nourishment, and growth in grace ( kjv@1Corinthians:10:16).

Q. What is required to the worthy receiving of the Lord's Supper?
A. It is required of them who would worthily partake of the Lord's Supper, that they examine themselves of their knowledge to discern the Lord's body ( kjv@1Corinthians:11:28-29), of their faith to feed upon him ( kjv@2Corinthians:13:5), of their repentance ( kjv@1Corinthians:11:31), love ( kjv@1Corinthians:11:18-20), and new obedience, ( kjv@1Corinthians:5:8) lest coming unworthily, they eat and drink judgment to themselves ( kjv@1Corinthians:11:27-29).

Q. What is meant by the words, "until he come," which are used by the apostle Paul in reference to the Lord's Supper?
A. They plainly teach us that our Lord Jesus Christ will come a second time; which is the joy and hope of all believers kjv@Acts:1:11 kjv@1Thessalonians:4:16).


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