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Q. For what chief end is life on man bestow'd?1
A. To glorify a and aye enjoy b his God.
a l Cor. x. 31. b Psal. lxxiii. 25, 26.

Q. What is the rule by which we this may do?2
A. The Scriptures only are the standard true a.
a.Eph. ii. 20.2 Tim. iii. 16. I John i.3.

Q. What are we in the Scriptures chiefly taught?3
A. What to believe concerning God we ought;
The duty also which his holy will
Requires mankind completely to fulfil a.
a 2 Tim. i. 13.

Q. What is that being whom our God we call?4
A. God is a spirit a, filling all in all,
Who infinite b, eternal c, changeless d is,
In being e, wisdom f, pow'r g, and holiness h,
In justice, goodness, and in truth i the same;
Such is our God, and holy is his name j.
a John iv.24. b Job xi.7. c Psalm xc.2. d
James i. 17. e Exod. iii. 14. f Psalm cxlvii. 5. g
Rev.iv. 8. h Rev. xv. 4.i
Exod. xxxiv. 6, 7. j Luke i. 49.

Q. How many Gods are there?
A.There is but one a,5
A. The living God, besides whom there is none 'b.
a Deut. vi. 5.b Jer. x, 10.

Q. How many persons in the Godhead are?6
A. Three, so the scriptures certainly declare;
The Holy Ghost, the Father, and the Son a,
Who are in substance, pow'r, and glory, one "b."
a Matt. xxviii, 19. b 1 John v. 7.