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THE

CATECHETICAL

QUESTION BOOK.

BY

MELANOTHON W. JACOBUS,

PROFESSOR IN THE WESTERN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, ALLEG HKNY, PA.

M AR K.

New York:
ROBERT CARTER & BROTHERS.

Pittsburgh:
J. S. DAVISON.

AND SOLD BY THE PRINCIPAL BOOKSELLERS THROUGHOUT

THE UNITED STATES.

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Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1854, by

MELANCTHON W. JACOBUS, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Western District of

Pennsylvania.

BTEREOTYPED BY W. S. HATEN,

PITTSBURGH, PA.

PREFACE

“THE CATECHETICAL QUESTION BOOK" on Matthew has found great favor, and is in very extensive use in Sabbath Schools. It has been adopted in the Mission Schools in China. The author's plan, of introducing the questions of the Westminster Catechism according as the Scripture passage may suggest them, has given a pleasing variety to the Lessons, keeping the mind awako by the Catechetical exercise, and thus, also, unfolding the doctrino of the passage in its harmonious connexions.

Catechising becomes thus a pleasing incident in every Scripture Lesson, instead of a dry and dull task, as a separate study. The Catechism is thus placed where it belongs, as growing out of the Scripture-suggested by it, and built upon it. And tho repeated and various illustrations which occur, as the whole Catechism is gone over and over in the study of ono of tho Gospels, must exhibit and impress the substance of Scripture truth as no stiff collection of proof texts can do.

In this volume, the Captions bave been thrown in, at each now paragraph, with the Sections numbered, so as at once to call attention to the subject, and to show its place in the Gospel History.

The “Notes" of the author, to which the questions refor, will also furnish material for other questions, and for more critical

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