A CATECHISM For Little Children to Learn.
Question. Who made you?
Quest. Who Redeemed you?
Answ. Jesus Christ.
Quest. Who Sanctifieth and preserves you?
Answ. The Holy Ghost.
Quest. Wherefore did God make you?
Answ. To Serve him.
Quest. How must he be served?
Answ. In Spirit and in Truth.
Quest. What is it to serve God?
Answ. To keep his Commandements.
Quest. How many Commandments be there?
Quest. Which be they?
Answ. The same which God spoke in the twentieth Chapter of Exodus, saying, I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the Land of Egypt, out of the House of Bondage.
Quest. Which is the First?
Answ. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Quest. Which is the Second?
Answ. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven Image, or any likeness of any thing that is in Heaven above, or that is in the Earth beneath, or that is in the Water under the Earth: thou shalt not bow down thy self to them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the Iniquity of the Fathers upon the Children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, and showing mercy unto thousands, of them that love me and keep my Commandements.
Quest. Which is the Third?
Answ. Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his Name in vain.
Quest. Which is the Fourth?
Answ. Remember the Sabbath-day to keep it holy, six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God, in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattel, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; for in six dayes the Lord made Heaven and Earth, the Sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath-day, and hallowed it.
Quest. Which is the Fifth?
Answ. Honour thy father and thy Mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
Quest. Which is the Sixth?
Answ. Thou shalt not kill.
Quest. Which is the Seventh?
Answ. Thou shalt not Commit Adultery.
Quest.. Which is the Eighth?
Answ. Thou shalt not steal.
Quest. Which is the Ninth?
Answ. Thou shalt not bear false Witness against thy Neighbour.
Quest. Which is the Tenth?
Answ. Thou shalt not Covet thy Neighbour's House, thou shalt not Covet thy Neighbours Wife, nor his Man-servant, nor his Maid-servant, nor his Oxe, nor his Ass, nor any thing that is thy Neighbour's.
Quest. Are you bound to keep all these Commandments?
Quest. Are you bound to keep them in Thought, Word, and Deed?
Quest. How are you bound to keep them?
Answ. By my Baptism and by the Word of God.
Quest:. Are you able to keep them of your self?
Quest. Why so?
Answ. Because I was conceived and born in sin.
Quest. From whence was that?
Answ. From Adam's Fall.
Quest. How did Adam fall?
Answ. By Eating the forbidden Fruit.
Quest. Do you sin daily?