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their fear toward me is taught by the precept of-men: Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
Q. 73. Whom did the blind man say that God would hear ? John, ix. 31.
A. Now, we know that God heareth not sinners; but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
Q. 74. What saith Paul of those that worship God in the spirit ? Philippians, iii. 1, 3.
A. Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
Q. 75. What defence did Paul make when he was accused before Felix? Acts, xxiv. 14, 16.
A. But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my
fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets : and herein do I exercise myself to have always a conscience void of offence toward God and toward men,
Q. 76. What is pure religion? James, i. 27.
A. Pure religion, and undefiled before God and the Father, is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
2.77. Did the apostle blame the Galatians for not observing the truth? Galatians, iii. 1, S.
A. O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you ? Are ye so foolish ? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh ?
Q. 78. Doth God command children to honour their parents ? Exodus, xx. 12.
A. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
6.79. What did Moses say of those children who slight their parents? Deuteronomy, xxvii. 16.
A. Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother.
Q. 80. Should children fear their parents ? Levit. xix. 3. A. Ye shall fear every man his mother and his father.
Q. 81. Which is the first commandment with promise ? Ephestans, vi. 2, 3.
A. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise ; that it may be well with thee, and thou mayst live long on the earth.
Q. 82. May children steal any thing from their parents ? Proverbs, xxviii. 24.
A: Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression : the same is the companion of a destroyer.
Q. 83. What is said of children that mock their parents? Proverbs, xxx. 17. A. The
that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
Q. 84. Should children hearken to the advice of their parents? Proverbs, xxiii. 22.
A. Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
Q.85. What command does the apostle give to children? Colossians, iii. 20.
A. Children obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
Q. 86. What said Solomon concerning the commandments of a father? Proverbs, iii. 1, 2, 3, 4.
"A. My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments : For length of days, and long life, and
peace shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee; bind them about thy neck ; write them upon the table of thine heart: so shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and ma Q. 87. Should children observe
the instruction of their parents? Proverbs, i. 8, 9.
1. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother : for they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
Q. 88. Did Timothy know the holy scriptures when he was a child? 2 Timothy, iii. 15, 16, 17.
A. From a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
Q. 89. Is it commendable for brethren to live together in unity ? Psalm cxxxiii. 1, 2, 3.
A. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard ; that went down to the skirts of his-garments: as the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended
upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
Q. 90. Ought we not to remember-our Creator in the days of our youth? Ecclesiastes, xii. 1.
A. Řemember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.
Q. 91. How doth Solomon say parents ought to educate their children? Proverbs, xxii. o.
A. Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Q. 92. What did the Lord say concerning Abraham's care of his household ? Genesis, xviii. 17, 19.
A. And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do? For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that
the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
Q. 93. Should parents teach their children the statutes and commandments of the Lord ? Deuteron. xi. 18, 19. A. Therefore shall ye lay up these my
words in your heart, and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou ri
Q. 94. What advice is given to children respecting the commandments of their parents? Prov. vi. 20, 21, 22, 23. . A. My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. For the cominandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life.
Q. 95. Should parents correct their children? Proverbs, xiii. 24-xxiii. 13, 14-xxix. 17. !, A. He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. Withhold not correction from the child : forif thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul. Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
Q.96. What saith Solomon of mothers that leave children to themselves? Proverbs, xxix. 15.
A. The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES. Q. 97. How ought husbands to treat their wives? Ephes. V. 25, 28, 33.
A. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; so ought men to love, their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife,
loveth himself. Let every one of you in particular so love . his wife, even as himself.
Q. 98. How doth the apostle say wives should behave to their husbands? Ephesians, v. 22, 23, 24, 33.
A. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife,
Christ is the head of the church : therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
Q. 99. What saith the apostle concerning elders ? 1 Peter', v. 1, 2, 3, 4-Titus, ii. 2.
A. The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder. Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind: neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
.Q. 100. How ought young people to demean themselves towards their elders? Leviticus, xix, 32-1 Timothy, v. 1.
A. Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God.
Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the
younger men as brethren.
OF MASTERS AND SERVANTS.
Q. 101. What saith the law of Moses, concerning the duty of masters towards their servants ? Deuteron. xxiv. 14, 15.
A. Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates: At his day