From: <Guardado por Windows Internet Explorer 8> Subject: Westminster Shorter Catechism (1647) Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 08:47:16 +0100 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/html; charset="Windows-1252" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Location: X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.5579 <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Westminster Shorter Catechism (1647)</TITLE> <META content=3D"text/html; charset=3Dwindows-1252" = http-equiv=3DContent-Type> <META name=3DGENERATOR content=3D"MSHTML 8.00.6001.18854"></HEAD> <BODY> <H1>WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM (1674)</H1> <P>Q1: What is the chief end of man? <BR>A1: Man's chief end is to = glorify God,=20 and to enjoy Him for ever.=20 <P>Q2: What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and = enjoy Him?=20 <BR>A2: The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old = and New=20 Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy = Him.=20 <P>Q3: What do the Scriptures principally teach? <BR>A3: The Scriptures=20 principally teach what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty = God=20 requires of man.=20 <P>Q4: What is God? <BR>A4: God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and=20 unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, = and=20 truth.=20 <P>Q5: Are there more Gods than one? <BR>A5: There is but one only, the = living=20 and true God.=20 <P>Q6: How many persons are there in the Godhead? <BR>A6: There are = three=20 persons in the Godhead; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; and = these three=20 are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.=20 <P>Q7: What are the decrees of God? <BR>A7: The decrees of God are, his = eternal=20 purpose, according to the counsel of his will, whereby, for his own = glory, he=20 hath fore-ordained whatsoever comes to pass.=20 <P>Q8: How doth God execute his decrees? <BR>A8: God executeth his = decrees in=20 the works of creation and providence.=20 <P>Q9: What is the work of creation? <BR>A9: The work of creation is, = God's=20 making all things of nothing, by the word of his power, in the space of = six=20 days, and all very good.=20 <P>Q10: How did God create man? <BR>A10: God created man male and = female, after=20 his own image, in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness, with dominion = over the=20 creatures.=20 <P>Q11: What are God's works of providence? <BR>A11: God's works of = providence=20 are, his most holy, wise, and powerful preserving and governing all his=20 creatures, and all their actions.=20 <P>Q12: What special act of providence did God exercise toward man in = the estate=20 wherein he was created? <BR>A12: When God had created man, he entered = into a=20 covenant of life with him, upon condition of perfect obedience; = forbidding him=20 to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, upon the pain of = death.=20 <P>Q13: Did our first parents continue in the estate wherein they were = created?=20 <BR>A13: Our first parents, being left to the freedom of their own will, = fell=20 from the estate wherein they were created, by sinning against God.=20 <P>Q14: What is sin? <BR>A14: Sin is any want of conformity unto, or=20 transgression of, the law of God.=20 <P>Q15: What was the sin whereby our first parents fell from the estate = wherein=20 they were created? <BR>A15: The sin whereby our first parents fell from = the=20 estate wherein they were created, was their eating the forbidden fruit.=20 <P>Q16: Did all mankind fall in Adam's first transgression? <BR>A16: The = covenant being made with Adam, not only for himself, but for his = posterity; all=20 mankind, descending from him by ordinary generation, sinned in him, and = fell=20 with him, in his first transgression.=20 <P>Q17: Into what estate did the fall bring mankind? <BR>A17: The fall = brought=20 mankind into an estate of sin and misery.=20 <P>Q18: Wherein consists the sinfulness of that estate whereinto man = fell?=20 <BR>A18: The sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell, consists in = the guilt=20 of Adam's first sin, the want of original righteousness, and the = corruption of=20 his whole nature, which is commonly called Original Sin; together with = all=20 actual transgressions which proceed from it.=20 <P>Q19: What is the misery of that estate whereinto man fell? <BR>A19: = All=20 mankind by their fall lost communion with God, are under his wrath and = curse,=20 and so made liable to all miseries in this life, to death itself, and to = the=20 pains of hell for ever.=20 <P>Q20. Did God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of sin and = misery?=20 <BR>A20. God having, out of his mere good pleasure, from all eternity, = elected=20 some to everlasting life, did enter into a covenant of grace, to deliver = them=20 out of the estate of sin and misery, and to bring them into an estate of = salvation by a Redeemer.=20 <P>Q21: Who is the Redeemer of God's elect? <BR>A21: The only Redeemer = of God's=20 elect is the Lord Jesus Christ, who, being the eternal Son of God, = became man,=20 and so was, and continueth to be, God and man in two distinct natures, = and one=20 person, for ever.=20 <P>Q22: How did Christ, being the Son of God, become man? <BR>A22: = Christ, the=20 Son of God, became man, by taking to himself a true body, and a = reasonable soul,=20 being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the = Virgin Mary,=20 and born of her yet without sin.=20 <P>Q23: What offices doth Christ execute as our Redeemer? <BR>A23: = Christ, as=20 our Redeemer, executeth the offices of a prophet, of a priest, and of a = king,=20 both in his estate of humiliation and exaltation.=20 <P>Q24: How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet? <BR>A24: Christ = executeth the office of a prophet, in revealing to us, by his word and = Spirit,=20 the will of God for our salvation.=20 <P>Q25: How doth Christ execute the office of a priest? <BR>A25: Christ=20 executeth the office of a priest, in his once offering up of himself a = sacrifice=20 to satisfy divine justice, and reconcile us to God, and in making = continual=20 intercession for us.=20 <P>Q26: How doth Christ execute the office of a king? <BR>A26: Christ = executeth=20 the office of a king, in subduing us to himself, in ruling and defending = us, and=20 in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies.=20 <P>Q27: Wherein did Christ's humiliation consist? <BR>A27: Christ's = humiliation=20 consisted in his being born, and that in a low condition, made under the = law,=20 undergoing the miseries of this life, the wrath of God, and the cursed = death of=20 the cross; in being buried, and continuing under the power of death for = a time.=20 <P>Q28: Wherein consisteth Christ's exaltation? <BR>A28: Christ's = exaltation=20 consisteth in his rising again from the dead on the third day, in = ascending up=20 into heaven, in sitting at the right hand of God the Father, and in = coming to=20 judge the world at the last day.=20 <P>Q29: How are we made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ? = <BR>A29: We are made partakers of the redemption purchased by Christ, by = the=20 effectual application of it to us by his Holy Spirit.=20 <P>Q30: How doth the Spirit apply to us the redemption purchased by = Christ?=20 <BR>A30: The Spirit applieth to us the redemption purchased by Christ, = by=20 working faith in us, and thereby uniting us to Christ in our effectual = calling.=20 <P>Q31: What is effectual calling? <BR>A31: Effectual calling is the = work of=20 God's Spirit, whereby convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening = our=20 minds in the knowledge of Christ, and renewing our wills, he doth = persuade and=20 enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel.=20 <P>Q32: What benefits do they that are effectually called partake of in = this=20 life? <BR>A32: They that are effectually called do in this life partake = of=20 justification, adoption, and sanctification, and the several benefits = which, in=20 this life, do either accompany or flow from them.=20 <P>Q33: What is justification? <BR>A33: Justification is an act of God's = free=20 grace, wherein He pardoneth all our sins, and accepteth us as righteous = in His=20 sight, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and received = by faith=20 alone.=20 <P>Q34: What is adoption? <BR>A34: Adoption is an act of God's free = grace,=20 whereby we are received into the number, and have a right to all the = privileges=20 of the Sons of God.=20 <P>Q35: What is sanctification? <BR>A35: Sanctification is the work of = God's=20 free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of = God, and=20 are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness.=20 <P>Q36: What are the benefits which in this life do accompany or flow = from=20 justification, adoption, and sanctification? <BR>A36: The benefits which = in this=20 life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and = sanctification, are,=20 assurance of God's love, peace of conscience, joy in the Holy Ghost, = increase of=20 grace, and perseverance therein to the end.=20 <P>Q37: What benefits do believers receive from Christ at death? = <BR>A37: The=20 souls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness, and do=20 immediately pass into glory; and their bodies, being still united to = Christ, do=20 rest in their graves till the resurrection.=20 <P>Q38: What benefits do believers receive from Christ at the = resurrection?=20 <BR>A38: At the resurrection, believers being raised up in glory, shall = be=20 openly acknowledged and acquitted in the day of judgement, and made = perfectly=20 blessed in the full enjoying of God to all eternity.=20 <P>Q39. What is the duty which God requireth of man? <BR>A39. The duty = which God=20 requireth of man is obedience to His revealed will.=20 <P>Q40. What did God at first reveal to man for the rule of his = obedience?=20 <BR>A40. The rule which God at first revealed to man for his obedience, = was the=20 Moral Law.=20 <P>Q41. Where is the Moral Law summarily comprehended? <BR>A41. The = Moral Law is=20 summarily comprehended in the Ten Commandments.=20 <P>Q42. What is the sum of the Ten Commandments? <BR>A42. The sum of the = Ten=20 Commandments is, "to love the Lord our God" with all our heart, all our = soul,=20 with all our strength, and with all our mind; and our neighbor as = ourselves.=20 <P>Q43. What is the preface to the Ten Commandments? <BR>A43. The = preface to the=20 Ten Commandments is in these words, "I am the Lord your God, who brought = you out=20 of the land of Egypt, out of the house OF SLAVERY."=20 <P>Q44. What doth the preface to the Ten Commandments teach us? <BR>A44. = The=20 preface to the Ten Commandments teacheth us, That because God is The = Lord, and=20 our God, and Redeemer, therefore we are bound to keep all His = commandments.=20 <P>Q45: Which is the First Commandment? <BR>A45: The First Commandment = is, "thou=20 shalt have no other gods before Me."=20 <P>Q46: What is required in the First Commandment? <BR>A46: The First=20 Commandment requireth us to know and acknowledge God to be only true = God, and=20 our God; and to worship and glorify Him accordingly.=20 <P>Q47: What is forbidden in the First Commandment? <BR>A47: The First=20 Commandment forbiddeth the denying, or not worshipping and glorifying = the true=20 God, as God, [and our God,] and the giving of that worship and glory to = any=20 other which is due to Him alone.=20 <P>Q48: What are we specially taught by these words, "before me" in the = First=20 Commandment? <BR>A48: These words "before me" in the First Commandment, = teach=20 us, That God who seeth all things, taketh notice of, and is much = displeased=20 with, the sin of having any other God.=20 <P>Q49: Which is the Second Commandment? <BR>A49: The Second Commandment = is,=20 "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any = thing=20 that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in = the=20 water under the earth, thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor = serve them:=20 for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the = fathers=20 upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that = hate Me;=20 and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep my=20 commandments."=20 <P>Q50: What is required in the Second Commandment? <BR>A50: The Second=20 Commandment requireth the receiving, observing, and keeping pure and = entire, all=20 such religious worship and ordinances as God hath appointed in His Word. = <P>Q51: What is forbidden in the Second Commandment? <BR>A51: The Second = Commandment forbiddeth the worshipping of God by images, or any other = way not=20 appointed in His Word.=20 <P>Q52: What are the reasons annexed to the Second Commandment? <BR>A52: = The=20 reasoned annexed to the Second Commandment are, God's sovereignty over = us, and=20 the zeal He hath to His own worship.=20 <P>Q53: Which is the Third Commandment? <BR>A53: The Third Commandment = is, "thou=20 shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will = not hold=20 him guiltless that taketh His name in vain."=20 <P>Q54: What is required in the Third Commandment? <BR>A54: The Third=20 Commandment requireth the holy and reverent use of God's names, titles,=20 attributes, ordinances, Word, and works.=20 <P>Q55: What is forbidden in the Third Commandment? <BR>A55: The Third=20 Commandment forbiddeth all profaning or abusing [of] anything whereby = God maketh=20 Himself known.=20 <P>Q56: What is the reason annexed to the Third Commandment? <BR>A56: = The reason=20 annexed to the Third Commandment is, That however the breakers of this=20 commandment may escape punishment from men, yet the Lord our God will = not suffer=20 them to escape His righteous judgement.=20 <P>Q57: Which is the Fourth Commandment? <BR>A57: The Fourth Commandment = is,=20 "Remember the Sabbath-day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, = and do=20 all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in = it thou=20 shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy = manservant, nor=20 thy maid- servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy = gates:=20 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in = them=20 is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath = day, and=20 hallowed it."=20 <P>Q58: What is required in the Fourth Commandment? <BR>A58: The Fourth=20 Commandment requireth the keeping holy to God such set times as He = appointed in=20 His Word; expressly one whole day in seven to be a holy Sabbath to = Himself.=20 <P>Q59: Which day of the seven hath God appointed to be the weekly = Sabbath?=20 <BR>A59: From the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, = God=20 appointed the seventh day of the week to be the weekly Sabbath; and the = first=20 day of the week ever since, to continue to the end of the world, which = is the=20 Christian Sabbath.=20 <P>Q60: How is the Sabbath to be sanctified? <BR>A60: The Sabbath is to = be=20 sanctified by a holy resting all that day, even from such worldly = employments=20 and recreations as are lawful on other days; and spending the whole time = in the=20 public and private exercises of God's worship, except so much as is to = be taken=20 up in the works of necessity and mercy.=20 <P>Q61: What is forbidden in the Fourth Commandment? <BR>A61: The Fourth = Commandment forbiddeth the omission or careless performance of the = duties=20 required, and the profaning the day by idleness, or doing that which is = in=20 itself sinful, or by unnecessary thoughts, words, or works, about our = worldly=20 employments or recreations.=20 <P>Q62: What are the reasons annexed to the Fourth Commandment? <BR>A62: = The=20 reasons annexed to the Fourth Commandment are, God's allowing us six = days of the=20 week for our own employments, His challenging a special propriety in the = seventh, His own example, and His blessing the Sabbath-day.=20 <P>Q63: Which is the Fifth Commandment? <BR>A63: The Fifth Commandment = is,=20 "honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the = land which=20 the Lord thy God giveth thee."=20 <P>Q64: What is required in the Fifth Commandment? <BR>A64: The Fifth=20 Commandment requireth the preserving the honour, and performing the = duties,=20 belonging to every one in their several places and relations, as = superiors,=20 inferiors, or equals.=20 <P>Q65: What is the forbidden in the Fifth Commandment? <BR>A65: The = Fifth=20 Commandment forbiddeth the neglecting of, or doing anything against, the = honour=20 and duty which belongeth to every one in their several places and = relations.=20 <P>Q66: What is the reason annexed to the Fifth Commandment? <BR>A66: = The reason=20 annexed to the Fifth Commandment is a promise of long life and = prosperity (as=20 far as it shall serve for God's glory and their own good) to all such as = keep=20 this commandment.=20 <P>Q67: Which is the Sixth Commandment? <BR>A67: The Sixth Commandment = is, "thou=20 shalt not kill."=20 <P>Q68: What is required in the Sixth Commandment? <BR>A68: The Sixth=20 Commandment requireth all lawful endeavours to preserve our own life, = and the=20 life of others.=20 <P>Q69: What is forbidden in the Sixth Commandment? <BR>A69: The Sixth=20 Commandment forbiddeth the taking away of our own life, or the life of = our=20 neighbour unjustly, or whatsoever tendeth thereunto.=20 <P>Q70: Which is the Seventh Commandment? <BR>A70: The Seventh = Commandment is,=20 "thou shalt not commit adultery."=20 <P>Q71: What is required in the Seventh Commandment? <BR>A71: The = Seventh=20 Commandment requireth the preservation of our own and our neighbor's = chasity, in=20 heart, speech, and behaviour.=20 <P>Q72: What is forbidden in the Seventh Commandment? <BR>A72: The = Seventh=20 Commandment forbiddeth all unchaste thoughts, words, and actions.=20 <P>Q73: Which is the Eighth Commandment? <BR>A73: The Eighth Commandment = is,=20 "thou shalt not steal."=20 <P>Q74: What is required in the Eighth Commandment? <BR>A74: The Eighth=20 Commandment requireth the lawful procuring and furthering the wealth and = outward=20 estate of ourselves and others.=20 <P>Q75: What is forbidden in the Eighth Commandment? <BR>A75: The Eighth = Commandment forbiddeth whatsoever doth or may unjustly hinder our own or = our=20 neighbour's wealth or outward estate.=20 <P>Q76: What is the Ninth Commandment? <BR>A76: The Ninth Commandment = is, "thou=20 shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour."=20 <P>Q77: What is required in the Ninth Commandment? <BR>A77: The Ninth=20 Commandment requireth the maintaining and promoting of truth between man = and=20 man, and of our own and our neighbour's good name, especially in = witness-=20 bearing.=20 <P>Q78: What is forbidden in the Ninth Commandment? <BR>A78: The Ninth=20 Commandment forbiddeth whatsoever is prejudical to truth, or injurious = to our=20 own or our neighbour's good name.=20 <P>Q79: Which is the Tenth Commandment? <BR>A79: The Tenth Commandment = is, "thou=20 shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy = neighbour's=20 wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, = nor any=20 thing that is thy neighbour's."=20 <P>Q80: What is required in the Tenth Commandment? <BR>A80: The Tenth=20 Commandment requireth full contentment with our own condition, with a = right and=20 charitable frame of spirit toward our neighbour, and all this is his.=20 <P>Q81: What is forbidden in the Tenth Commandment? <BR>A81: The Tenth=20 Commandment forbiddeth all discontentment with our own own estate, = envying or=20 grieving at the good of our neighbour, and all inordinate motions and = affections=20 to any thing that is his.=20 <P>Q82: Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of = God?<BR>A82: No=20 mere man since the fall is able in this life perfectly to keep the = commandments=20 of God, but doth daily break them in thought, word, and deed.=20 <P>Q83: Are all transgression of the law equally heinous?<BR>A83: Some = sins in=20 themselves, and by reason of several aggravations are more heinous in = the sight=20 of God than others.=20 <P>Q84: What doth every sin deserve?<BR>A84: Every sin deserveth God's = wrath and=20 curse, both in this life, and that which is to come.=20 <P>Q85: What doth God require of us, that we may escape his wrath and = curse due=20 to us for sin?<BR>A85: To escape the wrath and curse of God due to us = for sin,=20 God requireth of us faith in Jesus Christ, repentance unto life, with = the=20 diligent use of all the outward means whereby Christ communicateth to us = the=20 benefits of redemption.=20 <P>Q86: What is faith in Jesus Christ?<BR>A86: Faith in Jesus Christ is = a saving=20 grace, whereby we receive and rest upon him alone for salvation, as he = is=20 offered to us in the gospel.=20 <P>Q87: What is repentance unto life?<BR>A87: Repentance unto life is a = saving=20 grace, whereby a sinner, out of a true sense of his sin, and = apprehension of the=20 mercy of God in Christ, doth, with grief and hatred of his sin, turn = from it=20 unto God, with full purpose of, and endeavour after, new obedience.=20 <P>Q88: What are the outward means whereby Christ communicateth to us = the=20 benefits of redemption?<BR>A88: The outward and ordinary means whereby = Christ=20 communicateth to us the benefits of redemption, are his ordinances, = especially=20 the Word, sacraments, and prayer; all which are made effectual to the = elect for=20 salvation.=20 <P>Q89: How is the Word made effectual to salvation?<BR>A89: The Spirit = of God=20 maketh the reading, but especially the preaching of the Word, an = effectual means=20 of convincing and converting sinners, and of building them up in = holiness and=20 comfort, through faith, unto salvation.=20 <P>Q90: How is the Word to be read and heard, that it may become = effectual to=20 salvation?<BR>A90: The the Word may become effectual to salvation, we = must=20 attend thereunto with diligence, preparation, and prayer; receive it = with faith=20 and love, lay it up in our hearts, and practise it in our lives.=20 <P>Q91: How do the sacraments become effectual means of = salvation?<BR>A91: The=20 sacraments become effectual means of salvation, not from any virtue in = them, or=20 in him that doth administer them; but only by the blessing of Christ, = and the=20 working of his Spirit in them that by faith receive them.=20 <P>Q92: What is a sacrament?<BR>A92: A sacrament is an holy ordinance = instituted=20 by Christ, wherein, by sensible signs, Christ, and the benefits of the = new=20 covenant, are represented, sealed, and applied to believers.=20 <P>Q93: Which are the sacraments of the New Testament?<BR>A93: The = sacraments of=20 the New Testament are, Baptism, and the Lord's supper.=20 <P>Q94: What is baptism?<BR>A94: Baptism is a sacrament, wherein the = washing=20 with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy = Ghost,=20 doth signify and seal our ingrafting into Christ, and partaking of the = benefits=20 of the covenant of grace, and our engagement to be the Lord's.=20 <P>Q95: To whom is baptism to be administered?<BR>A95: Baptism is not to = be=20 administered to any that are out of the visible church, till they = profess their=20 faith in Christ, and obedience to him; but the infants of such as are = members of=20 the visible church are to be baptized.=20 <P>Q96: What is the Lord's supper?<BR>A96: The Lord's Supper is a = sacrament,=20 wherein, by giving and receiving bread and wine, according to Christ's=20 appointment, his death is showed forth; and the worth receivers are, not = after a=20 corporal and carnal manner, but by faith, made partakers of his body and = blood,=20 with all his benefits, to their spiritual nourishment, and growth in = grace.=20 <P>Q97: What is required to be the worthy receiving of the Lord's=20 supper?<BR>A97: It is required of them that would worthily partake of = the Lord's=20 super, that they examine themselves of their knowledge to discern the = Lord's=20 body, of their faith to feed upon him, of their repentance, love, and = new=20 obedience; lest, coming unworthily, they eat and drink judgement to = themselves.=20 <P>Q98: What is prayer?<BR>A98: Prayer is an offering up of our desires = unto God=20 for things agreeable to his will, in the name of Christ, with confession = of our=20 sins, and thankful acknowledgement of his mercies.=20 <P>Q99: What rule hath God given for our direction in prayer?<BR>A99: = The whole=20 Word of God is of use to direct us in prayer; but the special rule of = direction=20 is that form of prayer which Christ taught his disciples, commonly = called The=20 Lord's Prayer.=20 <P>Q100: What doth the preface of the Lord's prayer teach us?<BR>A100: = The=20 preface of the Lord's prayer, which is, "Our Father which art in = heaven,"=20 teacheth us to draw near to God with all holy reverence and confidence, = as=20 children to a father, able and ready to help us; and that we should pray = with=20 and for others.=20 <P>Q101: What do we pray for in the first petition?<BR>A101: In the = first=20 petition, which is, "Hallowed be thy name," we pray, That God would = enable us=20 and others to glorify him in all that whereby he maketh himself known; = and that=20 he would dispose all things to his own glory.=20 <P>Q102: What do we pray for in the second petition?<BR>A102: In the = second=20 petition, which is, "Thy kingdom come," we pray, That Satan's kingdom = may be=20 destroyed; and that the kingdom of grace may be advanced, ourselves and = others=20 brought into it, and kept in it; and the kingdom of glory may be = hastened.=20 <P>Q103: What do we pray for in the third petition?<BR>A103: In the = third=20 petition, which is, "Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven," we = pray,=20 That God, by his grace, would make us able and willing to know, obey, = and submit=20 to his will in all things, as the angels do in heaven.=20 <P>Q104: What do we pray for in the fourth petition?<BR>A104: In the = fourth=20 petition, which is, "Give us this day our daily bread," we pray, That of = God's=20 free gift we may receive a competent portion of the good things of this = life,=20 and enjoy his blessing with them.=20 <P>Q105: What do we pray for in the fifth petition?<BR>A105: In the = fifth=20 petition, which is, "And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our = debtors," we=20 pray, That God, for Christ's sake, would freely pardon all our sins; = which we=20 are able to be rather encouraged to ask, because by his grace we are = enabled=20 from the heart to forgive others.=20 <P>Q106: What do we pray for in the sixth petition?<BR>A106: In the = sixth=20 petition, which is, "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us = from evil,"=20 we pray, That God would either keep us from being tempted to sin, or = support and=20 deliver us when we are tempted.=20 <P>Q107: What doth the conclusion the Lord's prayer teach us?<BR>A107: = The=20 conclusion of the Lord's prayer, which is, "For thine is the kingdom, = and the=20 power, and the glory, for ever, Amen." teacheth us, to take our = encouragement in=20 prayer from God only, and in our prayers to praise him, ascribing = kingdom, power=20 and glory to him.=20 <P>And, in testimony of our desire, and assurance to be heard, we say, = Amen.=20 </P></BODY></HTML>