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WHEREIN THE DOCTRINE OF FAITR, RECEIVED IN THE RE-

FORMED CHURCH, IS DEFUNDED AGAINST THE PRINCIPAL
OPPONENTS, AND THE PRACTICAL IMPROVEMENT AND DI-
RECTION OF IT TO EVANGELICAL PIETY, ENFORCED.

BY THE Rev. JOHN VANDERKEMP,
Late Minister of the Gospel, in the Church of Dirksland, Holland.

TRANSLATED FROM THE DUTCH

By The Rev. JOHN M. VAN HARLINGEN.

VOL. II.

NEW-BRUNSWICK, N. J.
PRINTED BY ABRAHAM BLAUVELT.

28 10,

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

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Rom. iv. 11. He received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the

righteousness of faith.

Q. 65. Since then we are made partakers of Christ and all his benefriss by faith only, whence doth this farth proceed ?

A. From the Holy Ghost, who works faith in our hearts by the preaching of the gospel, and confirms it by the use of the saciaments.

Q. 66. What are the sacraments ?

A. The sacraments are holy visible signs and seals, appointed of God for this end, that by the use thereof he may the more fully declare and seal to us the promise of the gospel; to wit, that he grants us freely the remission of sins, and life eternal, for the sake of that one sacrifice of Christ, accomplished on the cross.

Q. 67. Are both word and sacraments then ordained and appointed for this end, that they may direct our faith to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross, as the ground of our salvation.

A. Yes indeed; for the Holy Ghost teaches us in the gospel, and

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