|Author:||Perkins, William, 1558-1602.|
|Title:||The foundation of Christian religion, gathered into six principles. And it is to be learned of ignorant people, that they may be fit to heare sermons with profit, and to receive the Lords Supper with comfort.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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The foundation of Christian religion, gathered into six principles. And it is to be learned of ignorant people, that they may be fit to heare sermons with profit, and to receive the Lords Supper with comfort.
Perkins, William, 1558-1602., Shelton, Thomas, 1601-1650?
London: Printed by John Field, and are to be sold by John Williams ..., 1660.
Catechisms, English -- 17th century.
Theology, Doctrinal -- Early works to 1800.
TO ALL IGNORANT PEOPLE That desire to be INSTRUCTED.
THE FOUNDATION OF Christian Religion, Gathered into Six PRINCIPLES.
The first Principle.
Proofs out of the word of God.
1. There is a God.
2. This God is one.
He is Creator of all things.
4. He is Governour of all things.
5. Distinguished into the Father, the Son, and holy Ghost.
The second Principle.
1. All men are corrupted with sin.
2. They are wholly corrupted.
3. Through Adams fall.
4. And so are become slaves of Satan.
5. And guilty of eternal damnation.
The third Principle.
1. Christ Jesus the eternal Son of God.
2. Being made man.
3. By his death upon the Cross.
4. And by his righteousness.
5. Hath perfectly.
6. Alone by himself.
7. Accomplished all things needful for the Salvation of mankind.
The fourth Principle.
1. A man of a contrite and hum∣ble spirit.
2. By faith alone.
3. Apprehending and applying Christ with all his merits unto himself.
4. Is justified before God.
5. And sanctified.
The fifth Principle
1. Faith cometh onely by the preach∣ing of the Word, and increa∣seth daily by it.
2. As also by the administration of the Sacraments.
3. And Prayer.
The sixth Principle
1. All men shall rise again with their own bodies.
2. To the last Judgement.
3. Which being ended, the godly, &c.
4. Shall possess the Kingdom of God.
5. But unbelievers and reprobates shall be in hell tormented with the devil and his angels.
THE EXPOSITION OF THE SIX PRINCIPLES.
The first Principle expounded.
The second Principle expounded.
The third Principle expounded.
The fourth Principle expounded.
The fifth Principle expounded.
The sixth Principle expounded.
TO THE SUPREAM AUTHORITY OF ENGLAND. Thomas Shelton Wisheth Heavenly Grace and Earthly Glory.