Thursday, May 23, 2013

John Craig's Long Catechism: A New Translation - Chapter 6.2

An Introduction to the Life and Works of Scottish Reformer John Craig
John Craig's Long Catechism: A New Translation - Introduction
John Craig's Long Catechism: A New Translation - Chapter 1
John Craig's Long Catechism: A New Translation - Chapter 2
John Craig's Long Catechism: A New Translation - Chapter 3
John Craig's Long Catechism: A New Translation - Chapter 4.1
John Craig's Long Catechism: A New Translation - Chapter 4.2
John Craig's Long Catechism: A New Translation - Chapter 4.3
John Craig's Long Catechism: A New Translation - Chapter 5.1
John Craig's Long Catechism: A New Translation - Chapter 5.2
John Craig's Long Catechism: A New Translation - Chapter 6.1
John Craig's Long Catechism: A New Translation - Chapter 6.2


6.
The Third Part of God’s Honor is Prayer,
Which is Declared in General With an Exposition of the Lord’s Prayer

Part 1 


    The Resurrection and the Last Estate

Q.    What should we look for at the hand of our God?
A.    The resurrection of our bodies and eternal life.

Q.    With what bodies shall we rise again?
A.    With these same bodies in substance as Christ did rise.

Q.    But the Apoftle layeth, that our bodies fhal be fpirituall.
A.    That is in respect of their present estate.

Q.    Of what condition shall our bodies be in then?
A.    Free from all corruption and alteration.

Q.    Why should we rise with the same bodies?
A.    So that they may receive their reward with the souls.

Q.    What admonition do we have here?
A.    We should dedicate our bodies to the service of God.

Q.    But will the wicked shall be partakers of the same resurrection?
A.    No doubt, but to their greater confusion.

Q.    Many doubt of this resurrection?
A.    He that fulfilled the first promises may and will perform the rest.

Q.    What kind of life is promised to us?
A.    Eternal life apart from all misery

Q.    What is prepared for the wicked?
A.    Eternal death apart from all joy.

Q.    But yet they shall live eternally?
A.    That life shall be to live in death eternally.

Q.    What admonition do we have here?
A.    We should wait continually for the coming of the Lord.

Q.    What other admonitions do we have here?
A.    We should thirst continually for eternal life.

Q.    Is it enough to know these things to be true?
A.    No, but we must know and apply them to ourselves.

Q.    What are these Articles, which we have declared?
A.    The ground and foundation of our faith and religion.

Q.    How should we apply them to ourselves?
A.    By our own true and lively faith.

    Of True Faith With the Fruits

Q.    What is true faith?
A.    An Assured knowlege of God’s mercy towards us for Christ’s sake, according to His promises.

Q.    Do we have any natural inclinations to this faith?
A.    None at all.  Instead, we have a natural rebellion.

Q.    Who then works these things in us?
A.    God’s Holy Spirit does seal them up in our hearts.

Q.    How can guilty men be assured of God’s mercy?
A.    By the truth of His promise made to the repentant.

Q.    Yet our guiltiness cannot but fear God’s Justice?
A.    Therefore we Interpose the satisfaction of Christ.

    The First Fruit of Faith

Q.    What is the first fruits of our faith?
A.    By it we are made one with Christ our head.

Q.    How is this union made and when?
A.    When we are made flesh of His flesh and bone of His bones.

Q.    Was not this done, when He took our flesh?
A.    No, for only then was He made flesh of our flesh.

Q.    When are we made flesh of His flesh?
A.    When we are united with him spiritually as lively members with the Head.


For more on Craig, Scottish Theology, and Knox:
"The School of Faith" by Thomas F. Torrance: A Review
"Scottish Theology" by T. F. Torrance: A Review
"John Knox: An Introduction to His Life and Works" - A Review
"The Mighty Weakness of John Knox" by Douglas Bond: A Review
"John Knox & the Reformation" by M. Lloyd-Jones & Iain Murray: A Review
"John Knox" by Rosalind K. Marshall
Douglas Bond on the Legacy of John Knox


For more on Calvin and Calvinism:
"Foundations of Grace" by Steven Lawson: A Review
Was Calvin a Calvinist?  Helm Weighs In
Counterintuitive Calvinism: Tim Keller on Calvin's Institutes 


For more on the Reformation:
"The Reformation for Armchair Theologians" by Glenn S. Sunshine: A Review
The Theology of the Reformers  
The Unquenchable Flame  
"On the Necessity of Reforming the Church" by John Calvin
John Calvin:  A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, & Doxology 
Christianity's Dangerous Idea
"Five Leading Reformers"     
 Was Calvin a Calvinist?  Helm Weighs In 
He Turned the Water Into Wine: MacArthur, Alcohol, & Christian Liberty
Theology Thursday | Calvin on the Redemptive Necessity of the Resurrection
Calvinist Baptists and the Many (False) Misconceptions
"Without the Gospel": A Gem From John Calvin
Calvin on God in Theology and the Christian Life
Calvin on Providence
Calvin on Treasures in Heaven
Calvin on Fasting
Calvin on Prayer: Why Bother?
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