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not bind all other nations. 2. There is the ceremonial law, which was in no part of it binding upon any, but for a time; namely, before the coming of Christ, who fulfilled this law, and abrogated it.

3. There is the moral law, written at first by God himself in tạbles of stone, which is a standing rule of obedience unto the end of the world.

Q. 4. What is meant by want of conformity to the law of God?

A. By want of conformity to God's law, is meant, both an unsuitableness and disagreeableness to the law, and a not observation and not obedience to it.

Q. 5. What sins doth want of conformity to the law include ?

A. The sins included in the want of conformity to the law of God, are, 1. Original sin, and that natural enmity in the heart against the law of God. Rom. viii, 7, The carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to his law, neither indeed can be. 2. All sins of omission; the former is a want of conformity of heart, the latter a want of conformity of life, to God's law.

Q. 6. What is it to transgress the law of God?

A. To trangress the law, is to pass the bounds which are set in the law.

Q. 7. How doth it appear that the transgression of the law is sin ?

A. It doth appear from 1 John iii. 4, Whosoever commiiteth sin, transgresseth the law; for sin is the transgression of the law.

Q. 8. Is nothing a sin then, but what is against God's law ?

A. Nothing is a sin, but what God hath either expressly, or by consequence, forbidden in his law.

Q. 15. What was the sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created ?

A. The sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created, was their eating the fora bidden fruit,

devil too, did eat also. Gen. iii. 4, 5, 6, And the serpent said unto the woman, ye shall not surely die ; for God doth know, that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a *ree to be desired to make one wise, she took of tho fruit thereof and did eat; and gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat. 2 Cor. xi. 3, The serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty. Tim. ii. 14, The woman being deceived, was in the transgression.

Q. 6. What was the state in which our first parents were created, from whence they fell?

A. The state wherein our first parents were created, and from whence they fell, was a state of innocency. Eccles. vii. 29, Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright, but they have sought out many inventions.

Q. 7. Whereby did our first parents fall from the state wherein they were created ?

A. Our first parents fell from the state wherein they were created, by sinning against God.

Q. 14. What is sin ?

A: Sin is any want of conformity unto, or trangression of the law of God.

Q. 1. What is meant by the law of God, which sin is a breach of ?

A. By the law of God is meant the commandments, which God the Creator, and Supreme King and Lawgiv. er, hath laid upon all the children of men, his creatures and subjects, as the rule of their obedience. Q. 2. Where is the law of God to be found ?

A. The law of God in some part of it, and more darkly, is to be found written upon the hearts of all men, Rom. ii. 15; but most plainly and fully, it is to be found written in the word of God.

Q. 3. How many kinds of laws of God are there in the word of God?

A. 1. There is the judicial law, which concerned chiefly the nation of the Jews, and in every respect doth

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not bind all other nations. 2. There is the ceremonial law, which was in no part of it binding upon any, but for a time ; namely, before the coming of Christ, who sulfilled this law, and abrogated it. 3. There is the moral law, written at first by God himself in tables of stone, which is a standing rule of obedience unto the end of the world.

Q. 4. What is meant by want of conformity to the law of God?

A. By want of conformity to God's law, is meant, both an unsuitableness and disagreeableness to the law, and a not observation and not obedience to it.

Q. 5. What sins doth want of conformity to the law include ?

A. The sins included in the want of conformity to the law of God, are, 1. Original sin, and that'natural enmity in the heart against the law of God. Rom. viii, 7, The carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to his law, neither indeed can be. 2. All sins of omission; the former is a want of conformity of heart, the latier a want of conformity of life, to God's law.

Q. 6. What is it to transgress the law of God?

A. To trangress the law, is to pass the bounds which are set in the law.

Q. 7. How doth it appear that the transgression of the law is sin ?

A. It doth appear from 1 John iii. 4, Whosoever commiiteth sin, transgresseth the law; for sin is the transgression of the law.

Q. 8. Is nothing a sin then, but what is against God's law ?

A. Nothing is a sin, but what God hath either expressly, or by consequence, forbidden in his law.

Q. 15. What was the sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created ?

A. The sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate wherein they were created, was their eating the fora bidden fruit,

Q. 1. Why did God forbid our first parents to eat of this fruit?

A. Not because there was any intrinsical evil in the fruit of the forbidden tree, it being as indifferent in itself to eat of this tree as any other tree in the garden ; but God did forbid them to eat of the fruit of this tree, to try their obedience.

Q. 2. Could this sin, of eating the forbidden fruit, be very henious, when the thing in itself was indifferent?

A. 1. Though the eating the fruit was indifferent in itself, yet when so expressly forbidden by God, it ceased to be indifferent, but was absolutely unlawful, and a great sin. 2. This sin of eating the forbidden fruit, was such a sin as included many other sins, as it was circumstantiated.

Q. 3. What sins did the eating of the forbidden fruit include ?

A. The sins included in our first parents' eating the forbidden fruit, were, 1. Rebellion against God their sovereign, who had expressly forbidden them to eat of this tree. 2. Treason in conspiring with the devil, God's enemy, against God.

3. Ambition, in aspiring to a higher state, namely, to be as God. 4. Luxury, in indulging so much to please the sense of taste, which did inordinately desire this fruit. 5. Ingratitude to God who had given them leave to eat of any tree of the garden besides. Unbelief, in not giving credit to the threatening of death ; but believing the devil, who said, they should not die, rather than God, who told them they should surely die, did they eat of this fruit. 7. Murder, in bringing death by this sin upon themselves, and all their posterity. These and many other sins were included in this sin of our first parents eating of the forbidden fruit ; which did render it exceeding heinous in the sight of God.

Q. 16. 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.

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