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THE

CHURCH CATECHISM

EXPLAINED.

CHURCH CATECHISM

EXPLAINED,

AND

PROVED FROM SCRIPTURE.

FOR FAMILIES AND SCHOOLS.

BY

CATHARINE T. GAUNTLETT.

PROVE ALL THINGS, HOLD FAST THAT Which is good.”

I THESS, v. 21.

LONDON:

R. B. SEELEY & BURNSIDE, AND SIMPKIN & MARSHALL.

1834.

D.21.1.90 Talso

GODLEIAN LIBRARI

MAY, 32

LONDON : PRINTED BY MANNING AND SMITHSON,

LONDON-HOUSE YARD.

PREFACE.

The practice of Catechizing has been adopted by the Christian Church in all ages, and it is highly desirable that this important mode of communicating instruction to children and young persons, should be more generally and perseveringly used, when so many, who are not well-grounded in the true principles of religion, are led away from the simplicity of the Gospel, into the increased and increasing novelties, errors, and divisions, which are the affliction, as well as the scandal, of the Church of Christ in the present age.

At the time of the Reformation, and subséquently, a variety of injunctions were issued, requiring the ministers of the church to be diligent in instructing youth in the principles of the Church

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