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Author: Ursinus, Zacharias, 1534-1583.
Title: The summe of Christian religion, delivered by Zacharias Ursinus first, by way of catechism, and then afterwards more enlarged by a sound and judicious exposition, and application of the same : wherein also are debated and resolved the questions of whatsoever points of moment have been, or are controversed in divinitie / first Englished by D. Henry Parry, and now again conferred with the best and last Latine edition of D. David Pareus, sometimes Professour of Divinity in Heidelberge ; whereunto is added a large and full alphabeticall table of such matters as are therein contained ; together with all the Scriptures that are occasionally handled, by way either of controversie, exposition, or reconciliation, neither of which was done before, but now is performed for the readers delight and benefit ; to this work of Ursinus are now at last annexed the Theologicall miscellanies of D. David Pareus in which the orthodoxall tenets are briefly and solidly confirmed, and the contrary errours of the Papists, Ubiquitaries, Antitrinitaries, Eutychians, Socinians, and Arminians fully refuted ; and now translated into English out of the originall Latine copie by A.R.
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Print source: The summe of Christian religion, delivered by Zacharias Ursinus first, by way of catechism, and then afterwards more enlarged by a sound and judicious exposition, and application of the same : wherein also are debated and resolved the questions of whatsoever points of moment have been, or are controversed in divinitie / first Englished by D. Henry Parry, and now again conferred with the best and last Latine edition of D. David Pareus, sometimes Professour of Divinity in Heidelberge ; whereunto is added a large and full alphabeticall table of such matters as are therein contained ; together with all the Scriptures that are occasionally handled, by way either of controversie, exposition, or reconciliation, neither of which was done before, but now is performed for the readers delight and benefit ; to this work of Ursinus are now at last annexed the Theologicall miscellanies of D. David Pareus in which the orthodoxall tenets are briefly and solidly confirmed, and the contrary errours of the Papists, Ubiquitaries, Antitrinitaries, Eutychians, Socinians, and Arminians fully refuted ; and now translated into English out of the originall Latine copie by A.R.
Ursinus, Zacharias, 1534-1583., Parry, Henry, 1561-1616,, Pareus, David, 1548-1622., A. R.,

London: Printed by James Young, and are to be sold by Steven Bowtell ..., 1645.
Notes:
Theologicall miscellanies of Doctor Pareus ... / [translated] by A.R., London, 1645, has special t.p.
A commentary on The Heidelberg Catechism.
Signatures *6, Mmm2, pages 759 to 760, 799 to 800, 805 to 806 stained; 57 to 58 torn with loss of text; 250, 629 to 630 misnumbered; 819 print is faded in filmed copy. Pages beginning-65 and signatures Mmm1-end of book photographed from University of Illinois Library copy and inserted at end.
Reproduction of original in Union Theological Seminary Library, New York.
Subject terms:
Heidelberger Katechismus.
Christianity -- Early works to 1800.
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Contents
title page
TO THE CHRISTIAN READERS, HENRY PARRY wisheth grace and peace through Jesus Christ our Lord.
URSINE'S HORTATORY ORATION TO THE STUDY of Divinity, together with the mani∣fold use of Catechisme.
CERTAIN PREAMBLES on that Catechisme of Christian Religion, which is delivered and taught in the Churches and Schooles throughout the Dominions of the County Palatine.
1 What, and what manner of doctrine, the doctrine of the Church is.
2 What are the parts of the doctrine of the Church, and what the differences of each part
3 Wherein the doctrine of the Church differeth from the doctrine of other Sects, and from Philosophy also, and why these differences are to be retained.
4 Whence it may appeare that the doctrine of the Church alone was delivered of God.
6 For what cause no doctrine besides the holy Scripture is to be received in the Church.
7. How manifold the course is of teaching and learning the doctrine of the Church.
The Speciall Preambles touching CATECHISME.
1 What Catechisme is.
2. Of the Originall of Catechisme, and of the perpetuall use thereof in the Church.
3. What are the parts and chiefe points of Catechisme.
4. The reasons why Catechising is necessary in the Church.
5 What is the end of Catechisme and Christian doctrine.
A CATECHISME OF CHRISTIAN RELIGION.
Quest. 1. What is thy only comfort in life and death?
The Explication.
1 What comfort is.
2 Of how many parts this comfort consisteth.
3 Why this comfort alone is sound and good.
4 Why this comfort is necessary.
5 How many things are required for the attaining unto this comfort?
Quest. 2. How many things are necessary for thee to know, that thou, enjoying this comfort, mayst live and dye happily?
The Explication.
The first generall Part of Catechisme, touching the Misery of Man.
Quest. 3. Whence knowest thou thy misery?
The Explication.
Quest. 4. What doth the Law of God require of us?
The Explication.
Quest. 5. Art thou able to keep all these things perfectly?
The Explication.
Quest. 6. Did God then make man so wicked and perverse?
The Explication.
OF THE CREATION OF MAN.
1 What manner of creature man was made by God.
2 To what end man was created.
OF THE IMAGE OF GOD IN MAN.
1 What the Image of God in man is.
2 How farre forth the Image of God was lost, and how farre it remaineth.
3 How the image of God is restored in us.
Quest. 7. Whence then ariseth this wickednesse of mans nature?
The Explication.
Of the fall and first sinne of man.
1 What and what manner of sinne that first sinne of Adam and Eve was.
2. What were the causes of the first sin.
3 What the effects of the first sinne are.
4 Why God permitted the first sin of man.
OF SIN IN GENERALL.
1 Whether sin be in us.
2 What sinne is.
3. How many kinds of sins there are.
OF ORIGINALL SIN.
Of actuall sin, and the rest of the distinctions of sin, and of the causes, and effects of sin.
The second division of sin.
The third division of sin.
The fourth division of sin.
Certaine Rules to be observed touching the sin against the holy Ghost.
The fifth division of sinne.
4. What are the causes of sin.
5. What are the effects of sin.
Quest. 8. Are wee so corrupt, that wee are not all apt to doe well, and are prone to all vice?
The Explication.
OF FREE-WILL.
1 What the liberty of will, or free-will is.
2. What difference there is of the free-will which is in God, and that which is in reasonable creatures, Angels and men.
2. Whether there be any liberty in us, and what it is.
4. What manner of liberty of will is in man, or how many are the degrees of free-will according to the foure estates of men.
Quest. 9. Doth not God then injury to man, who, in the Law, requireth that of him, which he is not able to performe?
The Explication.
Quest. 10. Doth God leave this stubbornnesse and falling away of man unpunished?
The Explication.
Quest. 11. Is not God therefore mercifull?
The Explication.
OF AFFLICTIONS.
1. How many kinds of afflictions there be.
2. What are the causes of affliction.
3. Comforts to be opposed against afflictions.
THE SECOND PART. OF MANS DELIVERY.
Quest. 12. Seeing then by the just judgement of God, we are subject both to tempo∣rall and eternall punishments; is there yet any means or way remaining, whereby we may be delivered from these punishments, and be reconciled to God?
The Explication.
1. What mans delivery is, and wherein it consisteth.
2. Whether any such delivery be possible; that is, might be wrought after the fall.
3. Whether delivery be necessary and certaine.
4. Whether we may expect and hope for perfect delivery.
5. By what meanes delivery may be wrought.
Quest. 13. Are wee able to satisfie by our selves?
The Explication.
Quest. 14. Is there any creature able in heaven or in earth, which is only a crea∣ture, to satisfie for us?
The Explication.
Quest. 15. What manner of Mediatour then and Deliverer must we seek for?
The Explication.
Quest. 16. Wherefore is it necessary that he be very man, and perfectly just too?
The Explication.
Quest. 17. Why must he also be very God?
The Explication.
Quest. 18. And who is that Mediatour which is together both very God, and a veryperfectly just man?
The Explication.
OF THE MEDIATOUR.
1 What a Mediatour is.
2. Whether we need any Mediatour with God for us.
3. What is the office of a Mediatour.
4. What manner of Mediatour ours ought to be.
5. Who is this Mediatour God and man.
6. Whether there may be moe Mediatours.
Of the COVENANT of God.
1. What a Covenant is.
2. How a Covenant may be made between God and men.
3. Whether there be one or moe Covenants.
4. In what the old and new Covenant agree, and in what they differ.
Quest. 19. Whence knowest thou this?
The Explication.
1. What the Gospel is.
2. Whether the Gospel hath been alwayes known in the Church, or whether it be any new doctrine.
3. How the Gospel differeth from the Law.
4. What are the proper effects of the Gospel.
5. Whence the truth and certainty of the Gospel may appear.
Quest. 20. Is then salvation restored by Christ to all men who perished in Adam?
The Explication.
Quest. 21. What is true faith?
The Explication.
1. What faith is in generall.
2. How many kinds of faith there are in Scripture.
4. How faith and hope differ.
5. What are the causes of faith.
6. What are the effects of faith.
7. Unto whom faith is given.
Quest. 22. What are those things which are necessary for a Christian man to be∣leeve?
The Explication.
Quest. 23. Which is the Creed?
The Explication.
Quest. 24. Into how many parts is the Creed divided?
The Explication.
Quest. 25. Seeing there is but one only substance of God, why namest thou these three, the Father, the Son, and the holy Ghost?
The Explication.
1. Whether there be a God, and whence it appeareth.
2. Who, and what God is.
An Explication of the description of God delivered by the Church.
A briefe Epitome or Abridgement of the former large Explication of the description of God.
3. Whence it may appear that there is but one God.
4. What these names, Essence, Person, and Trinity signifie, and how they differ.
5. Whether these names are to be used in the Church.
6. How many persons there be of the Divinity or God-head.
7. How the three persons of the God-head are distinguished.
8. Why it is necessary that this doctrine of the Trinity should be held and maintained in the Church.
The objections of hereticks against the doctrine of the Trinity.
OF GOD THE FATHER.
Quest. 26. What beleevest thou when thou saist,I beleeve in God the Father Al∣mighty, maker of heaven and earth?
The Explication.
OF THE CREATION OF THE WORLD.
1. Whether the world was created of God.
2. How God made the world.
3. For what cause God created the world.
OF ANGELS.
1. What good Angels are.
2. Of evill spirits or Angels.
Quest. 27. What is the Providence of God?
The Explication.
1. Whether there be any providence of God.
The reasons drawne from the works of God for proofe of his Providence.
Reasons drawn from the properties or nature of God.
2. What the Providence of God is.
A confutation of certaine Sophismes or Cavils, which are wont to be objected against the providence of God, moving and governing all and every particular, whether good or bad, great or small, most justly.
The first, of confusions, and things disordered in nature.
The second Sophisme, of the cause of sinne.
The third Sophisme, of contradictory Wils.
The fourth Sophisme, of contingency and liberty or freenesse.
The fifth Sophisme of the inutility or unprofitablenesse of means.
The sixth Sophisme of the merit of good and evill.
Quest. 28. What doth this knowledge of the Creation and Providence of God profit us?
The Explication.
The second part of the Creed; Of God the Son, the Redeemer.
Quest. 29. Why is the Son of God called Jesus, that is, a Saviour?
The Explication.
OF THE NAME, JESƲS.
1. What the name Jesus signifieth.
2. From what evils he saveth or delivereth.
3. How hee saveth.
4. Whom hee saveth.
Quest. 30. Doe they then beleeve in the only Saviour Jesus, who seek for happines and safety of the Saints, or of themselves, or elsewhere?
The Explication.
Quest. 31. Why is he called Christ, that is, Annointed?
The Explication.
1. What Christs Ʋnction or Annointing is.
2. What is Christs Propheticall function.
3. What Christs Priest-hood is.
4. What is Christs kingdome.
Quest. 32. But why art thou called a Christian?
The Explication.
1. What is the Annointing of Christians.
2. What is the Propheticall function of Christians, that is, in what sense they are, and are called Prophets.
3. What is the Priest-hood of Christians.
4. What is the kingdome of Christians.
Quest. 33. For what cause is Christ called the only begotten Son of God, when wee also are the sons of God?
The Explication.
Of the Deity or God-head of Christ.
THE FIRST CONCLUSION.
THE SECOND CONCLUSION.
THE THIRD CONCLUSION.
THE FOURTH CONCLUSION.
Certaine generall heads of those reasons, wherewith Heretickes, both old and new, oppugne this Doctrine, That there is both an equall, and one and the same God-head of the Father and the Son, and also of the holy Ghost: with Rules, whereby answer may be easily and soundly made unto their objections.
Other Rules, whereby the objections of the Arrians are dissolved.
The principall arguments against the Divinity of the Son and the holy Ghost, together with the answers unto them.
Quest. 34. Wherefore callest thou him Our Lord?
The Explication.
1. In what sense Christ is called Lord.
2. For what cause, and how many waies he is our Lord.
Quest. 35. What beleevest thou when thou saiest, He was conceived by the holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary?
The Explication.
Quest. 36. What profit takest thou by Christs holy conception and nativitie?
The Explication.
THE COMMON PLACE OF THE TWO NATURES IN CHRIST.
1. Whether there be two natures in Christ our Mediatour.
2. Whether Christ be one person, or moe.
3. What manner of union this is of the two natures in Christ and how made.
1. What it is to be united in nature.
2. What it is to be united in person.
A rule to be observed, as touching the attributes or properties of both natures in Christ.
A rule to be observed concerning the attributes or properties of the office of Christ Mediatour.
4. Why it was necessary, that the two natures should be united in the person or subsistence of the Sonne of God.
Of the incarnation of the Word, the confession made by the Fathers of Antioch, against Paulus Samosatenus.
Vigilius Lib. 4. against Eutyches.
Quest. 37. What beleevest thou when thou saiest, He suffered?
The Explication.
1. What is meant by the name of Passion, or what Christ suffered.
2. Whether Christ suffered according to both natures.
3. The causes impellent, or motives of Christs Passion.
4. The finall causes or ends of the Passion.
Quest. 38. For what cause should he suffer under Pilate as being his Judge?
The Explication.
Quest. 39. But is there any thing more in it that he was fastned to the Crosse, than if he had suffered any other kind of death?
The Explication.
Quest. 40. Why was it necessary for Christ to humble himselfe unto death?
1. How Christ is said to have been dead.
2. Whether it was requisite and necessary that Christ should die.
3. For whom Christ died: Or, whether he died for all.
Quest. 41. To what end was he buried also?
The Explication.
Quest. 42. But since that Christ died for us, why must we also die?
The Explication.
Quest. 43. What other commodities receive we by the sacrifice and death of Christ?
The Explication.
Quest. 44. Why is there added, He descended into hell?
The Explication.
1. What the true sense of this Article is, or what the descent of Christ into Hell signifieth.
2. The fruits and use of Christs descension into hell.
Quest. 45. What doth the Resurrection of Christ profit us?
The Explication.
1. Whether Christ rose again.
2. How Christ rose.
3. For what cause Christ rose.
4. What are the fruits of Christs resurrection?
Quest. 46. How understand you that, He ascended into heaven?
The Explication.
1. Whither Christ ascended.
2. How Christ ascended into heaven.
Quest. 47. Is not Christ with us then untill the end of the world, as he hath promised?
The Explication.
Quest. 48. Are not by this meanes the two natures in Christ pulled asunder, if his humanity be not wheresoever his divinity is?
The Explication.
3. Wherefore Christ ascended into heaven.
4. What is the difference between Christs ascension and ours.
Quest. 49. What fruit doth the ascension of Christ into heaven bring us?
The Explication.
Quest. 50. Why is it further said, He sitteth at the right hand of God?
The Explication.
1. What the right hand of God signifieth.
2. What it is to sit at Gods right hand.
3. Whether Christ did alwaies sit at the right hand of God.
Quest. 51. What profit is this glory of our head Christ unto us?
The Explication.
Quest. 52. What comfort hast thou by the coming againe of Christ to judge the quick and the dead?
The Explication.
1. Whether there shall be any judgement.
2. What is the last judgement.
3. Who shall be Judge.
4. Whence, and whither Christ shall come.
5. How Christ shall come to Judgement.
6. Whom Christ shall judge.
7. What shall be the processe of the last Judgment, and the sentence and execution of it.
8. For what causes this judgement shall be.
9. When the judgement shall be.
10. Wherefore God would have us certain of the last judgement.
11. For what cause God would not have us certain of the time of judgement.
12. For what cause God deferreth that judgement.
13. Whether the last judgement be to be wished for.
Quest. 53. What beleevest thou concerning the holy Ghost.
The Explication.
1. What the name Spirit signifieth.
2. Who, and what the holy Ghost is.
3. What is the office of the holy Ghost.
4. What, and of how many sorts the gifts of the holy Ghost are.
5. Of whom the holy Ghost is given, and wherefore he is given.
6. Unto whom the holy Ghost is given.
7. When, and how the holy Ghost is given and received.
8. How the holy Ghost is retained.
9. Whether, and how the holy Ghost may be lost.
10. Wherefore the holy Ghost is necessary.
Quest. 54. What beleevest thou concerning the holy and Catholike Church of Christ?
The Explication.
1. What the Church is.
2. How many wayes the Church is taken.
3. what are the tokens and marks of the Church.
4. Why the Church is called one, holy, and Catholike.
5. In what the Church differeth from the Common-weale.
6. Whence ariseth the difference of the Church from the rest of mankinde.
7. Whether any one may be saved out of the Church.
OF PREDESTINATION.
1. Whether there be Predestination.
2. What predestination is.
3. What are the causes of predestination, or election and reprobation.
4. What are the effects of Predestination.
5. Whether Predestination be unchangeable.
6. How far forth Predestination, or Election and Reprobation is known unto us, and whether wee may and ought to be certain thereof.
7. Whether the elect be alwayes members of the Church, and the reprobate never.
8. Whether the Elect may fall from the Church, and the Reprobate abide alwayes in the Church.
9. What is the use of this doctrine?
Quest. 55. What mean these words; The communion of saints?
The Explication.
Quest. 56. What beleevest thou concerning remission of sins?
The Explication.
1. What remission of sins is.
2. Who giveth remission of sins.
3. For what remission of sins is granted.
4. Whether remission of sins agreeth with Gods justice.
5. Whether remission of sins be freely given.
6. To whom remission of sins is given.
7. How remission of sins is given.
Ques. 57. What comfort hast thou by the resurrection of the flesh?
The Explication.
1. Whether the soule be immontall.
2. Where, and in what estate it abideth, being separate from the body.
3. What the Resurrection is, and the errours concerning it.
4. Whence it may appeare that the Resurrection shall certainly be.
4. What bodies shall rise.
6. How the Resurrection shall be.
7. When the Resurrection shall be.
8. By whose power, and by whom the Resurrection shall be.
9. For what end, and to what estate we shall rise.
Quest. 58. What comfort takest thou of the Article of everlasting life?
The Explication.
1. What everlasting life is.
2. Who giveth everlasting life.
3. To whom everlasting life is given.
4. For what cause everlasting life is given.
5. How everlasting life is given unto us.
6. When everlasting life is given.
7. Whether we can in this life be assured of everlasting life.
Quest. 59. But when thou beleevest all these things, what profit redoundeth thence unto thee?
Quest. 60. How art thou righteous before God?
The Explication.
1. What justice or righteousnesse in generall is.
2. How manifold justice is.
3. In what Justice differeth from Justification.
4. What is our justice or righteousnesse before God.
5. How Christs satisfaction is made our justice and righteousnesse.
6. Why Christs satisfaction is made ours, or in what sort God imputeth it unto us for righteousnesse.
Quest. 61. Why affirmest thou, that thou art made righteous by faith only?
The Explication.
Quest. 62. Why cannot our good workes be righteousnesse, or some part of righte∣ousnesse before God?
The Explication.
Quest. 63. How is it that our good works merit nothing, seeing God promiseth, that he will give a reward for them, both in this life, and in the life to come?
The Explication.
Quest. 64. But doth not this doctrine make men carelesse and profane?
The Explication.
OF THE SACRAMENTS.
Quest. 65. Seeing then that onely faith maketh us partakers of Christ and his be∣nefits,whence doth it proceed?
The Explication.
Quest. 66. What are the Sacraments?
The Explication.
1. What Sacraments are.
2. What are the ends of Sacraments.
In what Sacraments differ from Sacrifices.
4. In what Sacraments agree with the Word, and in what they differ.
5. How the Sacraments of the Old and New Testament agree, and how they differ.
6. What the signes are, what the things, and in what they differ.
7. What the Ʋnion of the signes and the things is, which is called Sacramentall.
8. What phrases and formes of speaking of Sacraments are usuall unto the Church and Scripture.
9. What is the right and lawfull use of Sacraments.
10. What the wicked receive in the use and administration of the Sacraments.
11. How many Sacraments there are of the new Testament.
Quest. 67. Doe not then both the Word and Sacraments tend to that end, as to lead our faith unto the sacrifice of Christ finished on the Crosse, as to the onely ground of our salvation?
The Explication.
Quest. 68. How many Sacraments hath Christ ordained in the New Testament?
The Explication.
Certain conclusions of the Sacraments in generall.
The confirmation of such of the former conclusions as most require it.
OF BAPTISME.
Quest. 69. How art thou admonished, and assured in Baptisme, that thou art parta∣ker of the onely sacrifice of Christ?
The Explication.
1. What Baptisme is.
2. What are the ends of Baptisme.
Quest. 70. What is it to be washed with the bloud, and spirit of Christ?
The Explication.
Quest. 71. Where doth Christ promise us that he will as certainly wash us with his bloud and Spirit, as we are washed with the water of Baptisme?
The Explication.
Quest. 72. Is then the outward Baptisme of water the washing away of sins?
The Explication.
Quest. 73. Why then doth the holy Ghost call Baptisme the washing of the new birth, and forgivenesse of sinnes?
The Explication.
Quest. 74. Are infants to be baptized also?
The Explication.
OF CIRCUMCISION.
1. What circumcision was.
2. What were the ends of circumcision.
3. Why circumcision is abolished.
4. What succeeded in place of circumcision.
5. How baptisme agreeth with circumcision, and how it differeth from it.
6. Why Christ was circumcised.
Certain conclusions of baptisme.
OF THE LORDS SUPPER.
Quest. 75. How art thou in the Lords Supper admonished and warranted, that thou art partaker of that onely sacrifice of Christ offered on the crosse, and of his benefits?
The Explication.
1. What the Supper of the Lord is.
2. What are the ends of the Lords Supper.
3. What the Supper differeth from Baptisme.
Quest. 76. What is it to eat the body of Christ crucified, and to drink his bloud that was shed?
The Explication.
Quest. 77. Where hath Christ promised, that hee will as certainly give his body and bloud so to be eaten and drunken, as they eat this bread broken, and drink this cup?
The Explication.
Quest. 78. Are then the bread and wine made the very body and bloud of Christ?
The Explication.
Of the controversie concerning the words used in the Supper.
1. The first sort of arguments taken out of the text and circumstances of the institution of the Lords Supper.
2. The second sort of arguments which are taken from the nature of the Sacraments.
3. The third sort of Arguments, which are deduced from the analogie of faith.
4. The fourth sort of Arguments drawne from like places of Scripture, where namely the samething is delivered in words, whereof there is no controversie.
The testimonies of Fathers in this point.
Of Transubstantiation.
Of Consubstantiation.
Of the Schisme of the Consubstantials.
A refutation of objections framed to confirme Consubstantiation.
Quest. 79. Why then doth Christ call bread his body, and the cup his bloud, or the New Testament in his bloud: and Paul also calleth bread and wine the communion of the body and bloud of Christ?
The Explication.
Quest. 70. What difference is there between the Lords Supper and the Popish Masse?
The Explication.
Quest. 81. Who are to come unto the Table of the Lord?
The Explication.
1. Who ought to approach unto the Lords Supper.
2. What the wicked receive in the Lords Supper.
3. What the right and lawfull use of the Supper is.
Quest. 82. Are they also to be admitted to the Supper, who in confession and life declare themselves to be unbeleevers and ungodly?
The Explication.
Quest. 83. What are the keyes of the Kingdome of heaven?
Quest. 84. How is the Kingdome of heaven opened and shut by the preaching of the Gospel?
Quest. 85. How is the Kingdom of heaven opened and shut by Ecclesiasticall disci∣pline?
The Explication.
1. What the power of the keyes given to the Church is, and what are the parts thereof.
2. Whether Ecclesiasticall Discipline and Excommunication be necessary in the Church.
3. What are the ends of the Ecclesiasticall discipline, and what abuses are therein to be avoided.
5. How the power of the Keyes committed to the Church, differeth from the Civill power.
THE THIRD PART. Of Mans Thankfulnesse.
Quest. 86. When as wee are delivered from all our sins and miseries, without any merit of ours, by the mercy of God only for Christs sake, for what cause are we to doe good works?
The Explication.
Quest. 87. Cannot they then be saved, which be unthankfull, and remain still carelesly in their sins, and are not converted from wickednesse unto God?
The Explication.
Quest. 88. Of what parts consisteth the conversion of men unto God?
Quest. 89. What is the mortifying of the old man?
Quest. 90. What is the quickning of the new man?
The Explication.
1. Whether mans conversion unto God be necessary.
2. What mans conversion unto God is.
3. What are the parts of Conversion.
4. What are the causes of Conversion.
5. What are the effects of mans conversion.
6. Whether mans conversion be perfect in this life.
7. In what the conversion of the godly differeth from the repentance of the wicked.
Quest 91. What are good workes?
The Explication.
1. What good works are.
3. Whether the works of Saints be perfectly good.
4. How our works, though not perfectly good, please God.
5. Why we are to doe good workes: and whether they be necessary.
6. Whether good works merit any thing before God.
Quest. 92. Which is the law of God?
The Explication.
1. What the law is in generall.
2. What are the parts of the Law.
4. How far the Law is, and is not abrogated by Christ.
4. In what the Morall Law differeth from the Gospel.
Quest. 93. How are the Commandements divided?
The Explication.
Quest. 94. What doth God require in the first Commandement?
Quest. 95. What is Idolatry?
The Explication.
Certaine Conclusions of the Decalogue.
An exposition of the first Commandement.
Quest. 96. What doth the second Commandement require?
The Explication.
Of mens commandements, and the authority of Ecclesiasticall Traditions.
Quest. 97. May there then at all any Images or resemblances of things be made?
The Explication.
Of Images and Pictures in Christian Churches.
2. Whether all worshipping at Images be forbidden, and may not in any sort be defended.
Quest. 98. But may not Images be tolerated in Churches, which may serve for the use of the common people?
The Explication.
3. Why images and pictures are to be abolished in Christian Churches.
4. How and by whom Images are to be abolished.
The Exhortation added unto the second Commandement.
Quest. 99. What doth God decree in the third Commandement?
Quest. 100. Is it then so grievous a sin by swearing or banning, to take the Name of God in vaine, as that God is also angry with them, who, as much as in them lyeth, doe not forbid or hinder it?
The Explication.
Objections of Papists for invocation and prayers to Saints departed.
Quest. 101. May a man sweare also religiously and lawfully by the name of God?
Quest. 102. Is it lawfull to sweare by Saints or other creatures?
The Explication.
1. What an oath is.
2. By whom we must sweare.
3. Whether a Christian may sweare, or take a right and lawfull oath.
4. Of what things we are to sweare: or, what oathes are lawfull: and, what oathes are unlawfull.
5. Whether all oathes are to be kept.
Quest. 103. What doth God command in the fourth Commandement?
The Explication.
OF THE SABBATH.
1. What and how manifold the Sabbath is.
2. How the Sabbath belongeth unto us Christians.
3. The causes for which the Sabbath day was instituted.
4. How the Sabbath is sanctified or kept holy, and how it is broken, or profaned: or, what are the works commanded and forbidden on the Sabbath.
OF THE ECCLESIASTICALL MINISTERIE.
1. What the Ministery of the Church is.
2. For what end and purpose the Ministery was instituted.
3. What are the degrees of Ministers.
4. What are the duties and functions of Ministers.
5. Ʋnto whom the Ministery is to be committed.
OF CEREMONIES.
Quest. 104. what doth God injoyne us in the fifth Commandement?
The Explication.
The proper vertues and defects of superiours distinguished according to their duties and functions.
The vertues proper to inferiours.
The vertues common to both superiours and inferiours.
Quest. 105. What doth God exact in the sixth Commandement?
Quest. 106. But this Commandement seemeth to forbid murther only.
Quest. 107. Is it enough that we kill no man in such sort as hath beene said?
The Explication.
The vertues not hurting the safety of men.
The vertues helping and furthering mens safety.
Quest. 108. What is the meaning of the seventh Commandement?
Quest. 109. Forbiddeth God nothing else in this Commandement, but adultery, and such kinds of uncleannesse?
The Explication.
OF MARRIAGE.
1. What Marriage is.
2. What are the causes of the institution of Marriage.
3. What Marriages are lawfull.
4. Whether it be a thing indifferent.
5. What are the duties of married persons.
6. What things are contrary to Matrimony.
Quest. 110. what doth God forbid in the eighth Commandement?
Quest. 111. what are those things which God here commandeth?
The Explication.
The vertues of this eighth Commandement, together with their extremes, or contrary vices,
Certaine Objections against the former distinction of Rights and Possessions.
Quest. 112. What doth the ninth Commandement exact?
The Explication.
The vertues of this ninth Commandement together, with their vices.
Quest. 113. What doth the tenth Commandement forbid?
The Explication.
Quest. 114. But can they who are converted unto God, perfectly observe and keep these Commandements?
The Explication.
Quest. 115. Why will God then have his law to be so exactly and severely preach∣ed, seeing there is no man, in this life, who is able to keep it.
The Explication.
The Arguments of Antinomists, Libertines, and other such like profane Heretikes, who maintaine, that the law is not to be taught in the Church of Christ.
OF PRAYER.
Quest. 116. Wherefore is Prayer necessary for Christians?
The Explication.
Quest. 117. What is required unto that prayer, which shall please God, and be heard of him?
Quest. 118. What are those things which he commandeth us to aske of him?
The Explication.
Quest. 119. What Prayer is that?
The Explication.
Quest. 120. Why doth Christ teach us to call God our Father?
The Explication.
Quest. 121. Why is that added: Which art in heaven?
The Explication.
Quest. 122. What is the first petition?
The Explication.
Quest. 123. What is the second petition?
The Explication.
Quest. 124. What is the third petition?
The Explication.
Quest. 125. What is the fourth Petition?
The Explication.
Quest. 126. What is the fifth petition?
The Explication.
The speciall Questions.
Quest. 127. What is the sixth petition?
The Explication.
The speciall Questions.
1. What Temptation is.
2. What is, to leade into temptation.
3. What is, To deliver us from evill?
4 Why this petition is necessary.
Quest. 128. How concludest thou this Prayer?
The Explication.
Quest. 129. What meaneth this particle, Amen?
The Explication.
A large Alphabeticall Table, containing all the chiefe and remarkable points contained in this BOOKE.
A Table of the most choice places of Scripture, which are occasionally handled, by way either of Explication, Controversie, or Reconciliation, or by way of Vindication from all Adversaries, especially Papists, Anabaptists, and other Heretikes. A work which was never done before, but now composed and compiled with great labour and industry, for the conscionable Readers satisfaction and benefit.
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The Translatour to the READER.
Philip, the son of David Parie, to the Christian READER wisheth all happinesse.
Doctrinall APHORISMES of the reformed Churches, containing the chiefe, (and at this day con∣troverted) Articles of Christian Religion:
D. David Parie to the READER, out of the Dutch Edition.
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APHORISMES OF THE ORTHODOXALL DOCTRINE of the Reformed CHURCHES.
ARTICLE. I. Of the person of Christ.
Testimonies of Scripture and of Creeds.
Testimonies of Scripture and of Creeds.
Testimonies of Scripture, and of the Ancient Doctors.
Testimonies of the Ancient Doctors.
Testimonies of the Ancient Doctors.
ARTICLE II. of Christs death and merit.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture and of Divines.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture and of Ancient Doctors.
Testimonies of Schoole-men and Fathers.
A monition of PHILIP PARRY to the Reader.
ARTICLE III. Of Christs ascension into Heaven.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture, and of the Ancient Fathers.
Testimonies of Scripture.
ARTICLE IV. of Christs sitting at the right hand of God.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture, touching Christs sitting at Gods right hand.
Testimonies of Scripture, and of some Ancient Doctors.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture.
ARTICLE. V. Of Predestination.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture concerning Predestination and Election.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture, and of the Ancient Fathers.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture, and of Ancient Doctors.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture.
ARTICLE VI. Of Faith and Perseverance.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture.
ARTICLE VII. Of the ministery of the Church.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture.
ARTICLE. VIII. Of the Sacraments in generall.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture, and of others.
Testimonies of Scripture, and of others.
Testimonies of Scripture, and of others.
Testimonies of Scripture, and of others.
ARTICLE. IX. Of Baptisme.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture, and of others.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture, and of others.
ARTICLE. X. Of the Lords Supper.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture, and of others.
Testimonies of Scripture, and of others.
Testimonies of Scripture.
Testimonies of Scripture, and of others.
Testimonies of Scripture.
ARTICLE. XI. Of the Civill Magistrate.
D. David Parrie's secular Theme, concerning the causes why, an hundred yeers ago, Popery (which is still to be avoided) was by Gods great blessing driven out of the Reformed Churches of GERMANIE: Being proposed in a solemne disquisition in the famous Univer∣sitie of the Arch-Palatinate of Heidelberge, Andrew Pragai, an Hungarian then answering, Novem. 1. 1617.
The secular Theme, or Argument of the causes, why, an hundred yeers ago, by Gods great mercy, Popery, (still to be avoided) was driven out of the Evan∣gelicall CHURCHES: Against the wranglings, subtle shifts, and calumnies of Maxi∣milian Sands, Jesuite, briefly asserted.
The CREED of blessed Athanasius, concerning the most sacred Trinitie, and the Incarnation of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, the Son of God: With the Notes of D. David Parrie.
Of the Catholick Faith, concerning the Trinity. ARTICLE I.
The Declaration.
ARTICLE II.
The Declaration.
ARTICLE III.
The Declaration.
ARTICLE IV.
The Declaration.
ARTICLE V.
The Declaration.
ARTICLE VI.
The Declaration.
ARTICLE VII.
The Declaration.
ARTICLE VIII.
The Declaration.
The Catholick Faith, concerning the Incarnation of the Son of GOD, our Lord JESUS CHRIST; According to the Creed of ATHANASIUS, briefly declared and asserted.
ARTICLE I. Of the Creed the ninth.
The Declaration.
ARTICLE II. Of the Creed the X.
The Declaration.
ARTICLE III. Of the Creed the XI.
The Declaration.
ARTICLE IV. Of the Creed the XII.
The Declaration.
ARTICLE V. Of the Creed the XIII.
The Declaration.
ARTICLE VI. Of the Creed the XIV.
The Declaration.
ARTICLE VII. Of the Creed the XV.
The Declaration.
Of the Incarnation of the Word.
A Question proposed to DAVID PARRY, By Mr. MOSES VASHARHELINUS, Rector of the famous Schoole of PATACHIN in Hungary, An. 1601. a. d. 14. August. Gregor.
Dr. Parrie's Answer.
ANIMADVERSIONS UPON THE POSITIONS OF Dr. AEGIDIUS HUNNIUS, Concerning the Hypostaticall Union, by Dr. DAVID PARRY, In Witteberg, An. 1592. a.d. Disputed the 23. of May: IN WHICH The Orthodox Doctrine of the Person of JESUS CHRIST is asserted, according to the rule of holy Scripture, and the consent of pious Antiquity.
The Argument of HUNNIUS his Theses. Of the hypostaticall Union.
The Positions of Hunnius concerning the union.
I.
The Animadversion.
II.
The Animadversion.
III.
The Animadversion.
IV.
V.
The Animadversion.
VI.
The Animadversion.
VII.
The Animadversion.
VIII.
IX.
The Animadversion.
X.
The Animadversion.
XI.
XII.
The Animadversion.
XIII.
XIV.
XV.
XVI.
The Animadversion.
XVII.
XVIII.
The Animadversion.
XIX.
The Animadversion.
XX.
The Animadversion.
XXI.
The Animadversion.
XXII.
The Animadversion.
XXIII.
The Animadversion.
XXIV.
The Animadversion.
XXV.
The Animadversion.
XXVI.
The Animadversion.
XXVII.
XXVIII.
The Animadversion.
XXIX.
The Animadversion.
XXX.
XXXI.
XXXII.
XXXIII.
XXXIV.
XXXV.
XXXVI.
XXXVII.
XXXVIII.
The Animadversion.
XXXIX.
The Animadversion.
XL.
XLI.
XLII.
XLIII.
The Animadversion.
XLV.
The Animadversion.
XLVI.
The Animadversion.
The Epistle of D. David Parie to the illustrious and noble Count, Lord Ludovick Witgenstenius, &c.
A piece of a Speech, concerning that Question; To whom properly doe the benefits of Christs suffe∣rings and death belong? And, How Christ is said to die for all. IN The famous University of HEIDELBERGE, declaimed by JOSUA ZEVELIUS of Colen, the day before Easter, An. 1590.
A briefe Introduction to the Controversie of the Eucharist, explaining the chiefe Questions that are contro∣verted, or not controverted among the Protestants: By D. DAVID PARIE.
Quest. 1. What the union of the signe, and thing signified is in the Lords Supper? Whe∣ther transubstantiation, or consubstantiation: or else, a mysticall relation?
The Objection of Papists for Transubstantiation, out of the words of the Supper.
Quest. 2. How, as well the symboles, as the celestiall things signified in the Supper, are exhibited and received.
The Arguments of a certaine famous Disputer, for the orall manducation.
Question 3. To whom the things signified are offered, and by whom received.
D. DAVID PARIE'S Epitome of Arminianisme: OR, The Examination of the five Articles of the Remonstrants, in the Netherlands.
ARTICLE I.
The Examination.
Whether this Article be sufficient, or may be tolerated, setting Predestination aside.
ARTICLE II.
The Examination.
ARTICLE III.
ARTICLE IV.
The Examination.
ARTICLE V.
The Examination.