|Title:||A catechisme briefly opening the misterie of our redemption by Christ hauing the proues of euery point so annexed, and ioined vnder euery answer, that the ruder sort of people may be much furthered thereby, if they would vse a little diligence and endeuor to commit it to memory, or be much conuersant in reading thereof, or if they cannot read in hearing it read by others, vnto knowledge, and godlinesse.|
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A catechisme briefly opening the misterie of our redemption by Christ hauing the proues of euery point so annexed, and ioined vnder euery answer, that the ruder sort of people may be much furthered thereby, if they would vse a little diligence and endeuor to commit it to memory, or be much conuersant in reading thereof, or if they cannot read in hearing it read by others, vnto knowledge, and godlinesse.
[London]: Printed by W. How, for Henry Car, and are to be sold at the Blasing Starre in Paules Churchyard, 
Anonymous. By Thomas Settle.
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Catechisms, English -- Early works to 1800.
To the Right worshipful maister Henry Warner Es∣quier, & the vertuous Gentlewoman his wife, T.S. wisheth grace, and mercie from God, thorough Christ Iesus, and daily supplie of all godlinesse, and vertue, the right directors to, and augmentors of all true worship.
To the Christian Reader, and especiallie to the inhabitantes of Mil∣denhall in the Countie of Suffolke, for whose cause chiefly this little Ca∣techisme was written, grace, mercie, and peace.
¶ A CATECHISME, briefly vnfoulding the mysterie of our redemption by Christ, with other necessary points of Diuini∣tie thereunto annexed.
To the Christian Reader.
A fardle of Christian du∣ties, needful to be taken vp and borne of all such as trauaile towards eternall life according as euery of their callings require.
1. That all Christian men and women are bound to go to Church, or the place appointed for Gods worship, namely where Gods word is prea∣ched, praiers and Sacraments mini∣stred: & to ioyne themselues in fel∣lowship in those holy exercises of religion, that so they may growe vp in true Christianitie.
2. Examples of the meetings of Chri∣stians Page [unnumbered]for the hearing of the word, prayer, and administration of Sa∣craments.
3. Examples of the seruantes of God, reioicing to go to the assemblies of God, and to see others goe. And of Page [unnumbered]the seruants of God complaining & sorrowing for the want of the holie assemblies, when as by persecution they were hindered, and of their desires to be there.
4 That al must heare & receiue Gods worde.
5 That Gods worde is effectuall, and full of power to conuert men, and to alter their mindes, and cleanse their hartes.
6 That for euerie thing that a Chri∣stian man doth, hee ought to aske councell at the worde of God, and make that the rule of al his doings.
7 That the worde of God conteineth all things necessary vnto saluation.
8 Of Magistrates, and first what men are to be chosen.
9 That Magistrates are to execute Iu∣stice vprightly towards all.
10. That Iudges and magistrates must take no rewardes nor bribes, nor wrest the Lawe.
11. That magistrates must punish the wicked, or else they shall prouoke Gods wrath against themselues, and be a cause to increase sinne.
12. That princes, magistrates, and men in authoritie ought to be religious, & mainteiners and nursers of reli∣gion, and take especiall delight in those that feare God.
13. That all subiects are to obey their princes, and those that are appoin∣ted vnder them, that is inferior ma∣gistrats in all things, not contrarie Page [unnumbered]to the commandements of God, & to pay them tributes.
14. That none ought to curse or vse railing or euill speaches of magi∣strates.
15. That good princes and magistrats are taken away, and an alteration of states often made because of the sinne and wickednes of the people.
16. That the ministers and pastors of the Church ought diligently to seede their flockes and teach their people, vnder paine of damnation, and that faithfully without chop∣ping and changing.
17. That ministers and pastours ought to be examples to their flockes in holy conuersation and godly life, otherwise they are a slander to the ministrie.
18. That the pastors and ministers of Gods word are to bee esteemed Page [unnumbered]greatly of, to be reuerenced, and to be obeyed in their message, other∣wise reproch is offered to God.
19. That the people or parishes which haue Gods word preached, diligētly & faithfully vnto thē, are bound in conscience, liberally to susteine and nourish those that preach vnto thē.
20. That the not hauing or to bee de∣priued of faithful Pastors & Mini∣sters is a signe of Gods wrath and displeasure against a people, and to haue them is a signe of mercie.
21 That parents ought to instruct their children, and bring them vp in the feare of the Lord, & not to prouoke them with bitternes.
22. That parents ought to giue correc∣tion to their children if neede re∣quire, also beside instruction.
Example of Gods iudgements.
23 That children are to obey their pa∣rentes in their lawfull commaunde∣ments.
24 What lawe God appointed for the Page [unnumbered]punishment of a disobedient sonne in Israel.
25 That all seruantes are to obey their maisters, and to serue them fayth∣fully, and to beare paciently their rebukes without murmuring, and also to honour them.
26 That Maisters and Mistresses owe duties to their seruantes, and what those duties are.
27 What the duties of husbands are vn∣to their wiues.
28 What the duties of wiues bee vnto their husbands.
29 That one Christiā ought to instruct edifie, and exhort another.
30 That euerie Christian is bounde in conscience, when his brother sin∣neth, to rebuke him for his sinne.
31 That priuate offences are to bee re∣buked priuately or secretly.
32. That open sinne must haue open rebuke.
33. That no Christian ought to haue a∣ny felowship with any wicked mā, who professing christianitie, lea∣deth his life lewdly to the slander of the profession, but to auoid such a one as filthines and dirt.
34. That all Christians ought to be full of good workes, and to what end.