1. Is the wrath and curse of God due to us for sin? Yes: we are by nature children of wrath, Eph. 2:3. Has God provided a way of escape from that wrath? Yes: I have found a ransom, Job 33:24. Does the gospel show us that way? Yes: He shall tell thee words whereby thou mayest be saved, Acts 11:14. Is it through Christ that we may escape this wrath? Yes: It is Jesus that delivereth us from the wrath to come, 1 Thess. 1:10. Is anything to be done by us in order to our escape? Yes: Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God that worketh in you, Phil. 2:12,13.
2. Are we concerned to inquire what is to be done by us in order to our escape? Yes: Wherewithal shall I come before the Lord? Mic. 6:6. Will a convinced conscience put us upon this inquiry? Yes: When they were pricked to the heart they said, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Acts 2:37. Must we be serious and solicitous in this inquiry? Yes: as the gaoler that came trembling and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? Acts 16:30. Must we be speedy in this inquiry? Yes: The morning cometh, and also the night, if ye will inquire, inquire ye, Isa. 21:12. Must we make this inquiry with resolution? Yes: They shall ask their way to Zion with their faces thitherward, Jer. 50:5. Must we apply ourselves to Christ with this inquiry Yes: Good Master, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life? Matt. 19:16.
3. Is that which is to be done by us for our salvation required of us? Yes: This is his commandment, That we believe, 1 John 3:23. And are we called upon to do it? Yes: Turn ye, turn ye: why will ye die, 0 house of Israel? Ezek. 33:11.
4. Is faith in Jesus Christ required that we may escape this wrath? Yes: Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shall be saved, Acts 16:31. Is repentance required? Yes: Repent, and be converted, that our sins may be blotted out, Acts 3:19. Did our Lord Jesus preach these as the two great commandments of the gospel? Yes: The kingdom of God is at hand; repent ye, and believe the gospel, Mark 1:15. Did the apostles preach them? Yes: testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance towards God, aud faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ, Acts 20:21. And is it required that we diligently use the means of grace? Yes: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, Matt. 28:20.