A Puritan Catechism for Families

A Puritan Catechism for Families

by Richard Baxter

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781577997986
Publisher: Lexham Press
Publication date: 01/22/2017
Series: Lexham Classics
Pages: 382
Sales rank: 1,030,758
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Richard Baxter (1615-1691) was ordained in 1638 and served in ministry at Kidderminster. A Puritan Nonconformist pastor, he resisted the governance of the Church of England and renounced his ordination. Baxter became notorious for his ecumenical beliefs during a time of great religious conflict, and he was sentenced to prison for his paraphrase of the New Testament. He wrote prolifically throughout his life, and although he contributed to Puritan theology, he was unique in rejecting limited atonement and believing that repentance and obedience could affect one's salvation. Though controversial in his time, his written works are today valuable for their theological strengths.

Table of Contents

The Reasons and Use of this Book vii

Part I 1

The Introduction 3

How to know Ourselves by Nature 7

Of the Natural Knowledge of God and Heaven 11

Of God's Kingdom, and the Government of Man, and Providence 15

Of God's Law of Nature, and Natural Officers 19

Of Supernatural Revelation of God's Will to Man 25

Part II 55

Of the Christian Religion, What it is, and of the Creed 57

Of Believing, what it Signifieth in the Creed 63

Of the First Article 67

Of God's Almightiness and Creation 73

Of the Person of Jesus Christ, the only Son of God 77

How Christ Was Conceived by the Holy Ghost 81

Suffered under Pontius Pilate 85

The Third Day He Rose Again from the Dead 91

He Ascended into Heaven, and Sitteth on the Right Hand of God 95

From Thence He Shall Again Come to Judge 99

I Believe in the Holy Ghost 105

The Holy Catholic Church 111

The Communion of Saints 117

The Forgiveness of Sins 123

The Resurrection of the Body 131

Of the "Life Everlasting" 139

Part III 145

What is the True Use of the Lord's Prayer 147

"Our Father Which Art in Heaven," Expounded 151

"Hallowed be Thy Name" 155

"Thy Kingdom Come" 163

"Thy Will Be Done on Earth, As it Is in Heaven" 175

"Give Us this Day Our Daily Bread" 179

"And Forgive us our Trespasses" 185

"And Lead us Not into Temptation, but Deliver us from Evil" 189

"For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory, for ever" 193

Part IV 195

Of the Ten Commandments in General 197

Of the Preface to the Decalogue 201

Of the First Commandment 207

Of the Second Commandment 215

Of the Third Commandment 223

Of the Fourth Commandment 231

Of the Fifth Commandment 243

Of the Sixth Commandment 261

Of the Seventh Commandment 269

Of the Eighth Commandment 279

Of the Ninth Commandment 291

Of the Tenth Commandment 301

Part V 313

Of the Sacred Ministry, and Church, and Worship 315

Of Baptism 325

Of the Sacrament of Christ's Sacrificed Body and Blood 339

Of Preparation for Death and Judgment 355

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