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THE

SHORTER CATECHISM

OF THE

Westminster Assembly,

WITII

ANALYSIS AND SCRIPTURE PROOFS.

PREPARED FOR TIE COMMITTEE,

DY

EDWIN HALL, D.D.

PHILADELPHIA:
PRESBYTERIAN PUBLICATION COMMITTEE,

1334 CHESTNUT STREET.

NEW YORK: A. D. F. RANDOLPH.
Cincinnati: WILLIAM SCOTT......St. Louis: J. W. MCINTYRE.

Chicago: WM. TOMLINSON......Detroit: FRANCIS RAYMOND.

HARVARL
UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1859, by

THE PRESBYTERIAN PUBLICATION COMMITTEE, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the

Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

INTRODUCTION.

The little volume now issued by the Presbyterian Publication Committee has been prepared with much care, and at their request, by the Rev. Edwin Hall, D.D. In the Shorter Catechism of the Westminster Assembly, thus proved, sustained, and illustrated by direct appeal to the revealed word of God, we have an admirable compend of true theology. Imperfect as are all human works, of which this is but one, this Catechism, to a rare degree, the more closely it is scrutinized the more it is esteemed for its most singular excellency, pith, wisdom, and Biblical fidelity. Familiarity with the foundations upon which its teachings are built will serve to fortify

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the head and heart against the evils of false doctrine.

It is trusted that the present work will be found upon examination to be free from those defects which have been observed in some other efforts of a similar nature, and espe. cially that the fulness of the citations will have diminished the danger of the quotation of irrelevant texts.

THE

SHORTER CATECHISM,

WITH ANALYSIS AND PROOFS FROM THE

SCRIPTURES.

Q. 1. WHAT is the chief end of man?

A. Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.

Chief end. The end for which he was made. That in which he may accomplish the design of his being and find his supreme happiness.

That man was made for this end.

Rom. xi. 36: “For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen.”

Prov. xvi. 4: “ The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.”

Col. i. 16: “All things were created by him, and for him."

1 Pet. iv. 11: “That God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ; to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever.

Amen." 1 Cor. x. 31 : “Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

That in this man shall find his supreme happiness.

Ps. lxxiii. 24-27 : “ Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom

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