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What, however, did God world. The apostles met make known to them
with Jews in almost all the Where did they then places where they came, this preach the Gospel ?
nation having been dispersed Whom did the Apostles for a long time in divers meet in almost all the places countries. It was to the Jews where they came ?
of the dispersion that the How happened that? Apostles did at first address
To what people did the themselves, as the book of Apostles at first address Acts shows us; and it was themselves?
to them that they wrote Where do we find this ? many epistles. Neverthe
What did they write to less they invited all sorts of them?
people, without distinction, What do you mean by as well Gentiles as Jews, to * epistles ?”
the profession of the GosA. Letters.
pel ; and they baptized all Whom did they notwith those that would become standing invite to the pro Christians, in the name of fession of the Gospel ? the Father, and of the Son,
In whose name did they and of the Holy Ghost. baptize all who would be. This is the substance of the come Christians ?
doctrine which the Apostles What is the substance of and other ministers of Jesus the doctrine which the Apos Christ did preach; namely, tles and other ministers of that there is but one only Jesus Christ preached ? God who created heaven
What did the one only and earth; that this true God create ?
God, who had not been What had God not been sufficiently known till then, before the coming of Jesus had made himself known to Christ his son?
men by Jesus Christ his Son; What did the Apostles that this Jesus, who was teach respecting Jesus crucified by the Jews, was Christ?
risen again; that he was the Of whom did they declare Saviour of the world, the that he was the Saviour ? judge of all men, and that
Of whom did they repre- all those who would believe sent him as the Judge ? in him should be eternally
Who did they preach happy. This doctrine was would be eternally happy? preached by the Apostles How was this doctrine with such wonderful success preached?
that in a few years ChristiWhat was the conse- . anity was established in the quence ?
principal parts of the world. What happened to the As for the Jews, they were Jews ?
destroyed and drove out of • How many years did this their country, forty years take place after the death of after the death of our Lord. our Lord ?
The city of Jerusalem was What befell Jerusalem ? taken by the Romans, and · Who foretold this event ? with the temple there laid in
What fell on the Jews ? ruins, as Jesus Christ had
Where were they dis- expressly foretold; the judg. persed?
ments of God fell upon the From what have they Jews, who were dispersed never been able to recover? throughout the world ; and
How long has it continued since that time they have upon them?
never been able to recover Why were the Jews thus from that destruction, but it punished ?
continues upon them to this A. Because they would day. not believe in our Saviour, but crucified the Lord of Life. CHAPTER IX.
CHAPTER Ix. What does the ninth chap- Anabridgment of the Christter contain ?
ian religion. . How many things did the But in order to have a Apostles require from men? more exact knowledge of
How many things did the religion preached by the they promise them?
Apostles, it must be known What were the two things that they required two things which the Apostles required from men, and promised from men ?
them also two things. In whom were men to be. And the two things which lieve?
the Apostles required were, - What were the Gentiles that men should believe, and required to do?
that they should amend their Whom were they to lives. They required, in the serve ?
first place, that men should What were the Jews re- believe in God, and in Jesus quired to do?
Christ; that the Gentiles What were both Jens should forsake their religion and Gentiles required to and the service of false deido ?
ties, and adore and serve For what were they to none but the true God, the believe he made atone- Creator of the world : that ment?
the Jews should acknowWhat do you mean by ledge Jesus Christ for the o atonement ?"
Messias promised by the A. Reconciliation.
prophets; and that Jews and From what was he to de- Gentiles both should believe liver men ?
that Jesus Christ came into What did the Apostles the world for the Salvation declare Christ purchased of men, to make atonement for those that believed in for their sins, to deliver him?
them from condemnation and What were they to receive death, and to purchase for as true ?
all them that believe in him In what were they to per a title to eternal life ; that severe?
they should receive his docWhat were those to do trine as true, and that they who had lived wickedly,? should persevere in the pro
What were they to re fession of it. The other thing nounce?
which the Apostles required What do you mean by was, that those who till then “ renounce ?
had lived very wickedly A. Forsake.
should amend their lives and What were the principal renounce theirsins, of which sins they were to renounce ? the principal were impiety,
When did those who were impurity, intemperance, crumade Christians, renounce, elty, covetousness, injustice, their sins ?
pride, evil-speaking, the love In what did they promise of the world, and self-love. to live ?
Those who were made ChrisWhose commandments tians renounced these sins, did they promise to obey ? in receiving baptism ; and
To what three heads may they promised to live in the these commandments be re practice of virtue and holiduced ?
ness, and to obey the comIf men acquitted them- mandments of Jesus Christ; selves of those duties, and which may be reduced to gave evidence of their faith these three heads, piety to
and repentance, how many wards God, justice and chathings did the Apostles pro- rity towards our neighbour, mise ?
and temperance in regard to What was the first thing ourselves. they promised ?
Upon condition that men What was the second would acquit themselves of thing they promised ? these two duties, and would
What do you mean by give evidence of their faith “ acquitting themselves of and repentance, the Apostles these duties?”
promised them two things : A. Performing them. First, that all their past
By what did the Apos- sins, committed in the time tles give men assurance of of their ignorance, should be this? .
pardoned: Secondly, that A. By baptism.
God would receive them inWhat did the Apostles to his covenant, and grant say would be done with them salvation and life eterthose, who refused to be- nal. These are the two come Christians, or that, things that the Apostles gave being Christians, did not men assurance of by baplive as Jesus Christ had or tism. But as for those that dained ?
refused to become Christ, What do you mean by ians, or that, being Christ“ ordained ?"
ians, did not live as Jesus A. Appointed; command Christ had ordained, the ed.
Apostles declared, that they What do you mean by should be excluded from " excluded ?"
salvation, and were subject A. Shut out from. . to condemnation and death
By whom was the sum of eternal. the Christian religion thus This is the sum of the preached?
Christian religion, as it was . What then is our duty preached by the Apostles. respecting the Christian re- It is our duty to adhere conligion ?
stantly to it, to love it, to What do you mean by do according as it directs, “ adhering to the Christian living godly in this world, religion ?"
and expecting our salvation · A. Cleaving to it, or from the mercy of God; strictly observing it; follow- that so, when Jesus Christ ing it.
shall come at the last day to
If we do so, what may we render to every one accordhope to escape, when Jesus ing to his works, we may Christ shall come in the last escape the punishment which day ?
this religion threatens wickWhat may we hope to ed people with, and partake partake ot?
of that glory and everlasting happiness which it promises to the faithful.
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