The Heidelbergh catechism of the reformed Christian religion. [Followed by] The confession of faith, of the reformed churches in the Netherlands, with the forms which they use in the administration of the sacraments [&c.].
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Page xxvii - I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
Page ix - We believe that this true faith being wrought in man by the hearing of the word of God, and the operation of the Holy Ghost, doth regenerate and make him a new man, causing him to live a new life, and freeing him from the bondage of sin.
Page x - For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities ; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Page 194 - Now, for the love I bear his name, What was my gain, I count my loss , My former pride I call my shame, And nail my glory to his cross. 3 Yes, and I must and will esteem All things but loss for Jesus...
Page xix - After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
Page ix - But He was wounded for our tranfgreffions, He was bruifed for our iniquities : the chaftifement of our peace was upon Him ; and with His ftripes we are healed.
Page x - ... was our duty to do. In the mean time we do not deny that God rewards good works, but it is through his grace that he crowns his gifts. Moreover, though we do good works, we do not found our salvation upon them ; for we can do no work but what is polluted by our flesh, and also punishable ; and although we could perform such works, still the remembrance of one sin is sufficient to make God reject them. Thus, then, we should...
Page xv - ... and the Son of God will confess their names before God his Father, and his elect angels; all tears shall be wiped from their eyes ; and their cause, which is now condemned by many judges and magistrates, as heretical and impious, will then be known to be the cause of the Son of God. And for a gracious reward, the Lord will cause them to possess such a glory, as never entered into the heart of man to conceive. Therefore we expect that great day with a most ardent desire, to the end that we may...
Page xii - Q. 34. Wherefore callest thou him our Lord? A. Because he hath redeemed us, both soul and body, from all our sins, not with gold or silver, c but with his precious blood, and hath delivered us from all the power of the devil ; and- thus hath made us his own property.