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Excerpt from The Confession of Faith, the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, With the Scripture Proofs at Large: Together With the Sum of Saving Knowledge (Contain'd in the Holy Scriptures, and Held Forth in the Said Confession and Catechisms) And Practical Use Thereof; Covenants National and Solemn League

The firfl concerns heads of families in refpefl' of themf lves, that as the Lon Hath fet them in place above the ref Oftheir family, they would labpur in all wifdom and fpititual underfianding te be above them alib. 'tis an hummely fight to behold men in years babes in knowledge: find how nun'teet are they to infiru t othets, who need themfielves to be taught which he the fit principles of the oracles ot God Heb. V. 12. Knowledge is an accorupiifl'tment fo defire able, that the devils themfelves knew not a more taking bait by which to tempt out firfi parents, than by the fruit of the 1' tree of knowledge. 80 (hall you be as gods, knowing good and'etil.' When Solomon had that favour thewed him of the Lord, thathewn made his own chufer what to alk, he knew no greater mercy to beg than Wifdom, 1 Kings iii. 5, 9. The underflanding is the guide and pilot of the whole man, that faculty which fits at the Rem of the foul: But as the molt expert guide may miftake in the dark, (2) may the undetfianding when it wants the light of knowledge Without knowledge the mind cannm be good, ' Prov. Xix. 2. Nor the life good, nor the eternal condition fate, Eph. Iv. I3. My people are defiroyed for lack of knowledge, ' Ho iv. 6. Vha ordinary in fcripture to fet profancnefs and all kind of mifcartiages upon the (core of ignorance. Difeafes in the body have many times their rife from diflcmpers in the head. And exorbitancies in praftica from errors in judgment And indeed in every fin there is fomething bath Of igno rance and error at the bottom; for, did finners truly'khow what they do in fanning. We might fay, of every fin, what the apome fpeaks concerning that great fin, Had they known him, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory did they truly know that every flu is a provoking the Lone To jealoufy, a proclaiming war againtt hea ven, a crucifying the Lord Jefus afreth, a treafuring up wrath unto themfelves againft the day of wrath, ' and that, if ever they be per doued, it mutt be at no lower a rate than the price of blood, it. Were fcarce poflible hut fin, inflead of alluring, {hould afl'tight. And inflead o'f tempting, fcare. 'tisone of the arch devices_and principal methods of Satan to deceive men into fioz thus he prevailed again our firfl parents, nor as a lion but as a ferpent, aaiug his'enmity under a pretence of friendlhip, and tempting them to evil under an appearance of good; and thus hath he all along carried on his defigns of darknefs, by transforming himfelf into an angel of.

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Title:The Confession of Faith, the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, With the Scripture Proofs at Large: Together With the Sum of Saving Knowledge (Contain'd in the Holy Scriptures, and Held Forth in the
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:570 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.16 in
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Published:May 20, 2018
Publisher:FB&C Ltd
Language:English
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ISBN - 13:9781527778382

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