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without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him all the days of our life o.
VI. And because the powers which God hath ordained,and the liberty which Christ hath purchased, are not intended by God to destroy,but mutually to uphold and preserve one another; they who upon pretence of Christian liberty, fall oppose any lawful power, or the lawful exercise of it, whether it be civil or ecclesiastical, resist the ordinance of God p. And for their publishing of such opinions, or maintaining of such practices, as are contrary to the light of nature, or to the known principles of christianity,whether concerningfaith, worship or conversation; or to the power of Godlincís; or fuch erroneous opinions or practices as either in their own nature, or in the manner of publishing or maintaing them, are destructive to the external peace and order which Christ hath established in the church ; they may lawfully be called to account,and proceeded against by the censures of the church
III. Gal. 5.13. For, brethren, every ordinance of man for the ye have been called unto liberty, Lords sake : whether it be to the only use not libertyforan occasion king as fupreme ; v. 14. Or unto to the flesh,but by love, serve one governors, as unto them that are another. 1 Pet. 2.16. As free and sent by him, for the punishment of not using your liberty for a cloke evil doers, and for the praife of of maliciousness, but as the ter. them that do well. v. 16. As free, vants of God. 2 Pet, 2.19. While and not using your liberty for a they promise them liberty, they cloke of m:liciousness, but as the themselves are the servants of cor- fervantsof God, (Rom. 13.1.to the ruption : for of whom a man is 8.verse. Heb. 13. 17. Obey them overcome, of the same is he that have the rule over you, and brought in bondage. John 8. 34. Submit your selves: for they watch Jesus answered them, Verily, ve- for your souls, as they that must rily, I say unto you, Whosoever give account; that they may do it committeth sin,is the servant of with joy, and not with grict : for lin. Luke 1. 74. That he would that is unprofitable for you. grant unto us, that we being de q Rom. 1.32, Who knowing the livered out of the hands of our judgmeni of God,(thatthey which enemies,might serve him without commit such things are worthy of fear, ?: 75. In holiness and righ- death) not only do the same, but Qusness before him all the days of havepleasure inthem that do them, our life.
With 1 Cor.5.1. Itis reported comIV.? Matth, 52.25. And Jelusmonly that there is fornication aknew their thoughts, & faid unto mong you;and such fornication as them, Every kingdom divided a is not io much as named amongst gainst itself, is brought to delola- the Gentiles, that one should have tion: and every city or housedivi- his fathers wife. v.5. To deliver ded against itlelf, Thall not stand. such anone unto Satan for the de. i Pet. 2. 13.Submit your lelves to struction of the flesh, that the fpi
and by the power
rit may be saved in the day of the if he shall hear thee, thou halt Lord Jesus, v. 11. But now I have gained thy brother. v, 18. Bur if written unto you, not to keep hewill not hear thee,then take with company, if any man that is cal- thee one or two more, that in the led a brother, be a fornicator, or mouth of two or three witnefles,eçovetous, or an idolater, or a rai- very word may be established. v. ler,or a drunkard,or an extortion- 17. And if he shall neglect to hear er, with such an one, no not to them,tell it unto the church : but eat. v, 13. But them that are with- if he neglect to hear the church, out; God judgeth. Therefore put lethim be unto thee as an heathen away from among yourselves that man and a publican. i Tim. 1 19. wicked person 2 John 10. If there Holding faith and a good conscicome any unto you,and bring not ence: which some having put athis doctrine,receive hini notinto way, concerning faith have made your house, neither bid him God shipwreck. v. 20. Of whom is speed. v. 11. For he that biddeth Hymeneus and Alexander: whom bim God speed, is partaker of his 'I have delivered unto Satan, that evil deeds Anda Thell. 3.14.And they may learn not to blaspheme. if any man obey not our word by Rev.2.2. I know thy works, and this epistle, note that man, and thy labour, and thy patience, and have nocompany with him, that he how thou canst not bear them may be ashamed. Andi Tim. 6.3. which are evil;and thou halt tried If any man teach otherwise, and them, which say they are apostles, consent nottowholsomwords even and are not ; and halt found them the words of our Lord JefusChrift, liars. 2.14. but I have a few things and to thedoctrine which is accor- against thee, because thou halt ding togodlinessy; 4. Heis proud, there them that hold the doctrine knowingnothing but doting about of Balaam, who taught Balac to questions and Itrifes of words, cast a stumbling-block before the whereof cometh envy, strife, rail children of Israel, to eat things ings,evil lurmisings, v.5. Perverfe facrificed unto idols, and to condilputingsof menof corruptminds, mit fornication, v, 15.So halt thou & deltitute of the truth, lúpposing allo them that hold the doctrine that gain is godliness: from fuch of the Nicolatians, which thing I withdraw thy self.And Tit. 1. 10. hate. V. 20. Notwithstanding, I Forthere are many unruly & vain have a few things against thee, be talkers and deceivers especially cause thou sufferelt that woman they' of the circumcision, v. irJezebel, which calleth her felf a Whole mouth must be stopped, proplictels, to teach, and feduce who lubvert whole houses, teach- myservantsto commit fornication, ing things which they ought
not, and to eat things facrificed unto for filthy lucres fake. v, 13. This idols. Rev. 3. 9. Behold, I will witness is true: wherefore rebuke make them of the synagoguc of them sharply, that they may be Satan, (which say they are Jews, found in the faith. And Tit.3.10. and are not, but do lie, behoid, A man that is an heretick, after I will make them tocome and worthe first and second admonition, fhip before thy feet, and to know reject. With Mat. 18. 15. More- that I have loved thee. over, if thy brother thall trespass r(Deut. 13. 6. to the 12.)Rom. against thec, go and tell him his 13.3.For rulers are not a terror to fault between thee and him alone: good works, but to the evil. Tilt
thou then not be afraid of the pow in their hearts to fulfill his will, &
CHAP. XXI. Of religious worship, and the iabbath-day.
HE light of nature sheweth that there is a God, who
hath Lordship and sovereignty over all; is good, and doth good unto all; and is therefore to be feared, loved, prai. fed called upon, trusted in, and served, with all the heart, and with all the soul, and with all the might a. But the ac
Kidron, and burn it at the brook brook Kidron. Dan.3, 29. ThereKidron, andstamptit small to pow. fore I make a decree, That every der; and cast the powder thereof people, nation,& language, which upon the graves of the children of speak any thing amils againlt the the people.v.9. Nevertheless, the Godof Shadrach, Meshach, and Apriests of the high places came not bed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, up to the altar of the Lord in Jeru. and their houles hall be inade a falem,but theydid eat of the unlea- dunghill, because there is no other venedbread aniong their brethren. gol thai can deliver after thissort, 7.20. And he flew all the priests of i Tim.2.2. For kings, and for all the high places that were there, that are in authority; that we may upon the altars, and burnt mens lead a queit and peaceable life, in bones upon them, and returned to all godliness and honesty. Ifa.19. Jerusalem. v. 21. And the king 23. And kings shall be thy nursing commanded all the people, saying, fathers, and their queens thy nurKeep the pasfover unto the Lord sing mothers:they shall bow down your God, as it is written in the to thee, with their face toward the book of this covenant. 2 Chr. 34. earth, and lick up the dust of thy 33.And Sofiah took away all the a- feet and thou shalt know that I am bominationsoutofall the countries the ord;for theyshall not be ashathat pertained to the children of med that wait for me. Zech.13.2. Israel,and made all that were pre. And it shall come to pass in that fent in Israel to ferve,even to serve day, faith the Lord of holts, that I the Lord their God. And all his will cut of the names of the idols daysthey departednot fromfollow- out of the land, and they shall no ing the Lord, the God of their fa. more be remembred and also I will thers. 2 Chron. 15. 12. And they cause the prophets,and theunclean entred into a covenant to seek the spirit to pass out of the land.v. 3. Lord God of their fathers, with all Andit shall come to pass, that when their heart,and with all their foul; any shall yet prophely,thenhisfav. 13. That wholnever would not ther and his mother, that begat seek the Lord God of Israel, should hini, shall say unto him, thou shalt be put to death, whether small or notlive ; for thou speakeft lies in great, whether man or woman, v. the name of the ord; and his Fa16. And also concerning Maachah ther and mother, that begat him, the mother of Afa the King,he re- fhall thurst him through when he moved her from being queen, be- prophesieth. cause she had made an idol in a 1. a Rom. 1.20. Forthe invisible grove: and Ala.cut down her idol, things of him from the creation of and Itamped it, and burnt it at the
ceptable way of worshipping the true God is instituted by himself and so limitated by his own revealed will, that he may not be worshipped according to the imaginations and devices of men or the suggestions of Satan, under any visible representation,or any other way not prescribed in the holy Scriptures
II. Religious worship is to be given to God, the Father, Son, and holy Ghost; and to him alone c: not to angels,
the world are clearly seen, being Deut 12 32 What thingsoever