art. 5.--You believe that Christ Jesus has, by his sufferings and death, made atonement for sin; and that all who are saved are justified wholly by grace, through the redemption which there is in Christ. art. 6.--You believe that salvation is freely offered to all men, and that all men are under obligation immediately to embrace the gospel; but that such is the depravity of the human heart, that no man will come to Christ until he is renewed by the special agency of the Holy Spirit. art. 7.--You believe that all who embrace the gospel were, from the beginning, chosen unto salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth; and that they will be kept by the power of God, through faith, unto salvation. art. 8.--You believe that there will be a resurrection of the just and of the unjust, and a day of general judgment; and that the wicked will go away into punishment, and the righteous into happiness, both of which will be without end. art. 9.--You believe that in this world the Lord Jesus Christ has a visible church, the terms of admission to which are a credible evidence of regeneration, baptism, and a public profession of faith in Christ; that the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper are to be observed to the end of the world; that none but members of the visible church have a right to the Lord's Supper; and that such, and such only, have a right to dedicate their infant offspring in baptism. Do you thus profess and believe?
Covenant.You come sensible that you are sinners; that you have departed from your Maker, and have lived under the influence of that carnal mind which is enmity against God; that you have broken his law, and abused his love, and that you are unworthy his favor; and you give up yourselves to this God Jehovah as your God and Father, to the Lord Jesus Christ as your only Saviour, and to the Holy Ghost as your Guide, Sanctifier, and Comforter; and, in this public manner, you dedicate yourselves to God in the bonds of his everlasting covenant. You unreservedly surrender all you have and are to his sovereign disposal; and engage henceforth to live to him, and not to yourselves. Depending on his grace, you promise to perform the various duties you owe to God, to your fellow-creatures, and to yourselves (and to bring up all committed to your care in the nurture and admonition of the Lord). You also covenant and engage, that you will sanctify the sabbath, and adorn your profession by a faithful adherence to the worship of God's house, and by diligently attending on all Christian ordinances, and holding communion in them, with this church, as
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Chapter 6 : ecclesiastical history.
Chapter 7 : ecclesiastical history (continued).
Chapter 8 : Education.
Chapter 9 : public buildings.
Chapter 10 : trade.
Chapter 11 : currency.
Chapter 12 : crimes and Punishments.
Chapter 13 : population.
Chapter 15 : Historical items.
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