Nowell's Catechism on the Chief Parts of the Word of God
Ma. Which be the chiefest parts of the Word of God?
Sch. The Law and the Gospel.
Ma. How be these two known, the one from the other?
Sch. The Law teacheth us our duty towards God, and our Neighbour, and chargeth us straightly to do the same: promising everlasting life to such as do fulfill the Law, and threatening eternal damnation to such as do break the same.
Ma. What doth the Gospel?
Sch. It promiseth that God, through faith in Christ, will be merciful to forgive the offenders of the Law, such as be sorry therefore, and purpose to amend.
~Alexander Nowell’s Catechism, 1572
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