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The Cure  |  4/5/2020

Christ Church Catechism 101 with Helps

Q101. Are the infants of such as are professing believers to be baptized? A101. The infants of such as are professing believers are not to be baptized; because there is neither command nor example in the Holy Scriptures, or certain consequence from them, to baptize such. The Scriptures reveal that baptism is a sign of fellowship or union with Christ. Therefore, we must conclude that the proper recipients of baptism are only “those who actually profess repentance towards God, faith…

Christ Church Catechism 100 with Helps

Q100. To whom is Baptism to be administered? A100. Baptism is to be administered to all those who actually profess repentance towards God, faith in and obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ, and to none other. Acts 2:38. “Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.’” Matthew 3:6. “…and they were being baptized by him…

Christ Church Catechism 99 with Helps

Q99. What is Baptism? A99. Baptism is an ordinance of the New Testament, instituted by Jesus Christ to be to the person baptised a sign of his fellowship with Him in His death, and burial, and resurrection, of his being engrafted into Him, of remission of sins, and of his giving up himself to God through Jesus Christ, to live and walk in newness of life. Matt. 28:19. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in…

Suggestions for listening to the sermon

March 21, 2020 Dear Christ Church family, I have been thinking about sitting at home tomorrow with my family and watching the sermon via video. When sitting together and hearing the sermon preached live, there is the temptation to let the mind wander. It is so easy to put the mind in neutral rather than engage with what we are hearing. Surely the temptation is even greater when sitting in our own living rooms in front of the television or…

Christ Church Catechism 62 with Helps

Q62. What is the reason annexed to the third commandment? A62. The reason annexed to the third commandment is, that even those who break this commandment escape punishment from men, the Lord our God will not allow them to escape His righteous judgment. Deuteronomy 28:58-59. “If you are not careful to observe all the words of this law which are written in this book, to fear this honored and awesome name, the Lord your God, then the Lord will bring…

Christ Church Catechism 61 with Helps

Q61. What is forbidden in the third commandment? A61. The third commandment forbids all profaning and abusing of any thing by which God makes Himself known. Malachi 1:6-7. “‘A son honors his father, and a servant his master. Then if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My respect?’ says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. But you say, ‘How have we despised Your name?’…

Christ Church Catechism 60 with Helps

Q60. What is required in the third commandment? A60. The third commandment requires holy and reverent use of God’s names, titles, attributes, ordinances, words, and works. Psalm 29:2. “Ascribe to the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in holy array.” Deuteronomy 32:1-4. “Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak; And let the earth hear the words of my mouth. “Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As the droplets on…

Christ Church Catechism 59 with Helps

Q59. What is the third commandment? A59. The third commandment is, “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.” Exodus 20:7. “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. Help from Benjamin Beddome By God’s name are we to understand his nature? Yes.…

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Question 58 Q58. What are the reasons annexed to [given for] the second commandment? A58. The reasons annexed to the second commandment are: God’s sovereignty over us, His ownership of us, and the zeal He has for His own worship. Psalm 45:11. “Then the King will desire your beauty. Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him.” Exodus 34:14. “…for you shall not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God…” I Corinthians 10:22.…

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Question 57 Q57. What is forbidden in the second commandment? A57. The second commandment forbids the worshipping of God by images, or any other way no appointed in His Word. Romans 1:22-23. “Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.” Deuteronomy 4:15-16. “So watch yourselves carefully, since you did not see any form on the…

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Question 56 Q56. What is required in the second commandment?A56. The second commandment requires the receiving, observing, and keeping pure  and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances, as God has appointed in His Word. Deuteronomy 32:46. “…he said to them, ‘Take to your heart all the words with which I am warning you today, which you shall command your sons to observe carefully, even all the words of this law.’” Matthew 28:20. “…teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I…

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Question 55 Q55. What is the second commandment? A55. The second commandment is, “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing…
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