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of God 2; self-love a, felf-seeking b, and all other inordinate and immoderate setting of our mind, will or affections upon other things, and taking them off from him in whole or in part c; vain credulity d, unbelief e, herely f, mifbelief g, distrust h, despair i; incorrigibleness k and insen. libleness under judgments 1, hardnels of heart m, pride n,


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disobedient, and unto every good left there be in any of you an evil work reprobate. Heb. 12. 16. Lest heart of unbelief in departingfrom there be any fornicator,or profane the living God. person, as Esau, who for one mor. fGal. 5.20.Idolatry,witchcraft, sel of meat fold his birth-right. hatred, variance,emulations, wrata

z Rom. 1.30. Backbiters, haters strife,feditions, heresies. Tit.3,10. of God, despiteful,proud, boalters-- A man that is an heretick, after

a 2 Tim. 3. 2. For men shall be the first and second admonition, lovers of their own selves, cove- reject, tous, boasters, proud,blafphemers, g Acts 26. 9: I verily thought disobedient to parents, unthanks with my self, that I ought to do ful, unholy.

many things contrary to the name 6 Pbil. 2. 21. For all seek their of Jesus of Nazareth. own, not the things which are Je b Psal, 7. 8. Because they besus Christ's.

lieved not in God, and trusted not ci Johp2.15.Love not the workl in his salvation. neither the things that are in the į Gen.4.13. And Cain said unto world, if any man love the world, the Lord, my punishment is greatthe love of the Father is notin him. er than I can bear.

16. For all that is in the k Jer, 5.3. O Lord,are not thine world, the lust of the flelh, and the eyes upon the truth? thou halt lult of the eyes, and the pride of stricken them, but they have not life, is not of the Father, but is of grieved; thou hast consumed them, the world, 1 Sam. 2. 29. Where but they have refused to receive fore kick ye at my facrifice, and at correction; they have made their mine offering which I have como faces harder than a rock, they have manded in my habitation, and ho. refused to return. nourelt thy fons above me,tomake Illa, 42.25. Therefore he hath yourselves fat with the chiefelt of poured upon him the fury of his all the offerings of Israel iny peo- anger, and the strength of battle; ple? Col.3 2.Set your affection on and it hath set him on fire round things above,not on things on the about, yet he knew not; and it earth. v.5. Mortify therefore your burned him, yet he laid it not to members which areupon the carth; heart, fornication, uncleannesinordinate m Rom.2.5. But after thy hardaffection, evil concupiscence, and ness and impenitent heart, treasucovetousness, whieh is idolatry. rest up unto thy self wrath against

di John 4. 1. Beloved, believe the day of wrath, and revelation not every spirit, but try the spirits of the righteous judgment ofGod. whether they are of God; because 11.ler. 13.15. Hear ye, and give many false prophets are gone ont ear, be not proud : for the Lord into the world.

bath spoken. e Heb.3.12. Takeheed,brethren,

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presumption o, carnal security P, tempting of God 9; using unlawful means “, and trusting in lawful means f; carnal delights and joys t; corrupt, blind, and indiscreet zealv; lukewarmness w, and deadness in the things of God x; estranging ourselves, and apostatizing from God y; praying or giving any religious worship, to faints, angels, or any other creatures z; all compacts and consulting with the


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o Plal. 19. 13. Keep back thy command fire to come down from servant allo from presumptuous heaven, and consume them, even fins, let them not have dominion as Elias did ? v. 55. But he turned over mc: then thall I be upright, and rebuked them, and said, ye and shall be innocent from the know not what manner of spirit great transgression.

p Zeph. 1. 12. And it shall come w Rev. 3. 16. So then, because to pass at that time, that I will thou art lukewarm, and neither search Jerusalem with candles and cold nor hot, I will spue thee out punish the men that are settled on of my mouth. Their lees, that say in their heart, x Rev. 3. 1. And unto the angel the Lord will not do good, nei- of the church of Sardis,write, these ther will lie do evil.

things faith he that hath the seven q Mat. 4.7. Jesus said unto him, spirits of God, and the seven stars; it is written again, Thou shalt not I know thy works, that thou hart tempt the Lord thy God.

a name that thou livelt, and art r Rom. 3 8. And not, rather, as dead. we be flanderously reported and as y Ezek. 14. 5. That I may take fome affirm that we say, let us do the house of Israel in their own evil, that good may come? whose heart, because they are all eitranged damnation is just.

from me through their idols.Ifa.l. | Jer.17.5. Thus faith the Lord, 4. Ah sinful nation, a people laden curled be the man that trustelt in with iniquity, a feed of evil doers, man, and maketh felh his armi, children that are corrupters, they and whole heartdeparteth from the have forsaken the Lord, they have Lord.

provoked the holy one of Israel t 2 Tim. 3. 4. Traitors, heady, unto anger, they are gone away high-minded, lovers of pleasure backward. v.s. Why should yebe inore than lovers of God.

Itricken any more? ye will revolt v Gal. 4.17. They zealous affect more and more; the whole head you, but not we!l; yea,they would is lick, and the whole heart faint, exclude you, that ye might affect z Rom, 10. 13. For whosoever them. John 16. 2. They shall put shall call upon the name of the you out of the synagogues: yea, Lord, shall be saved. v. 14. How the time cometh that whosoever then shallthey call on him inwhom killeth you, will think that he doth they have not believed? and how God service. Rom. 10.2.For I bear shall they believe in him of whom them record, that they have a zeal they have not heard? and how shall ofGod, but not according to know they hear without a preacher ? Hof. ledge. Luke 9:54. And when his 4.12. Mypeople alkcounsel at their disciples James and John law this, stocks, & their staff declareth unto they faid, Lord, wilt thou that we them: for the spirit of whoredoms


devila, and hearkning to his suggestons b; making men the
Lords of our faith and conscience c; slighting and despising
God, and his commands d; resisting and grieving of his
spirit e, discontent and impatience at his dispensations char-


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hath caused them to err, and they transgression which he committed
have gone a whoring from under against the Lord, even against the
their God. Acts 10.25. And as Pe- word of the Lord which he kept
ter was coming in, Cornelius met not,and also for asking counsel of
him, and fell down at his feet, and one that had a familiar spirit, to
worshipped him. v. 26. But Peter enquire of it?v.14. And enquired
took him up, saying, Stand up ;I not of the Lord: therefore he flew
myselfalso am a man. Rev.19. 10. him and turned the kingdom unto
And I fell at his feet to worthip David the son of Jelle.
him. And he said unto me,See thou b Acts. 5.3. But Peter faid, Ana-
do it not :I am thy fellow servant, pias, why hath Satan filled thine
and of thy brethren that have the heart to lie to the holy Ghost, and
testimonyof Jelus ; worship God: to keep back part of the price of
for the testimony of Jesus is the the land?
Ipiritofprophesy.Mat.4.10. Then C 2 Cor. 1. 24. Not for that we
said Jelus untohim,Get thee hence have dominion over yourfaith,but
Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt are helpersof yourjoy.for by faith
worship the Lord thy God,and hini ye stand. Mat. 23. 9. And call 110
onlyfhalt thou serve. Col.2.18.Let man yourfatheruponearth; forone
noman beguileyouof your reward, is your father which is in heaven,
in a voluntary humility,and wor• dDeut,32.15.But Jelhurunwaxed
Shipping of angels, intruding into fat, and kicked: thou art waxen
tholethings whichhe hath notleen, far, thou art grown thick, thou art
vainly puft upby his fleshly mind. covered with fatness; then he for.
Rom.1.25. Who changedthe truth fook God which made him, and
of God intoalie, & worshipped and lighty esteemed the rock of his
ferved the creature more than the falvation. 2 Sam. 12. 9. Where-
Creator, who is blessed for ever. fore halt thou despised the com:

mandments of the Lord, to do evil
a Lev. 20. 5. And the soul that in his fight? thou hast killed Uriak
turneth after such ashave familiar the Hittite with the fword, and
spirits, and after wizards, to go a haft taken his wife to be thy wife,
whoring after them, I will even set and hast Nain hini with the sword
my face against that soul, and will of the children of Ammon. Prov.
cut himot from among hispeople. 13. 13. Wholodefpiseth the word,
1Sam. 28. Then laid Saul unto fhall be destroyed : but he that
his servants, seek me a woman that feareth the commandment,shall be
hath a familiar spirit. that I may rewarded..
go to her, and enquire of her. And e Acts 7. 51. Ye stiff-necked and
his servants said unto him, behold uncircumcised in heart & ears,ye
there is a woman that hath a fami- do always refift the holy Gholt: as
liar {pirit at En-dor. v. 11. Then your fathers did, fo do ye. Eph.
saidthewoman, Whomshall Ibring 4.30. And grieve not the holy Spi-
up unto thee? and he faid, Bring rit of God, whereby ye are sealed
me up Samuel, Compared with unto the day of redemption.
I Chron. 10. 13.So Sauldiedforhis

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ging him foolishly for the evils he infiets on us f;and afcribing the praise of any good we either are, have, or can do, to fortune g, idols b, ourselves i,or any other creature k.

e 106. What are we especially taugh by these words (before me) in the first commandment ?

A. These words (before me) or before my face, in the first commandment, teach us, that God, who seeth all things taketh special notice of, and is much despleased with, the fin of having any other God: that so it may be an argument to dislwade from it, and to aggravate it as a most impudent provocation 1; as also to perlwade us to do as in his


fPfal. 73. 2. But as for me, my and they have brought the vessels feet were almost gone ; my steps of his house before thee, and thou had well nigh flipt. v. 3. For I and thy lords, thy wives and thy was envious at the foolish ; when I concubines have drunk wine in law the prosperity of the wicked. them, and thou hast praifed the V. 13. Verily 1 have cleansed my gods of filver and gold, of brass, heart in vain & washed my hands iorn, wood, and stone, which see in innocency. v. 14. For all the not, nor hear nor know: and the daylong have I been plsagued,and God in whose hand thy breath is, chaltned every morning. v. 15. If and whose are all thy ways, haft I say, I will speak thus: behold, thou not glorified. I should offend against the gene i Deut. 8. 19. And thou say in ration of thy children. V. 22. So thine heart, My power and the foolish was 1, and ignorant: I was might of my hand hath gotten me as a beast before thee. Job 1. 22. this wealth. Dan.4. 30. The king In all this Job finned not, nor fpake, and faid, Is not this great charged God foolishly.

Babylon that I have built for the g i Sam. 6. 7. Now therefore house of the kingdom, by the make a new cart, and take two might of my power, and for the milch-kine on which there hath honour of my majelty ? come no yoke, and tie the kine. :o k Hab. 1. 16. Therefore they fa. the cart, and bring their calves crifice unto their net,and burn inbome from them: 7. 8. And take cenfe unto their drag; because by the ark of the Lord, and lay it them their portion is fat, and their upon the cart, and put the jewels meat plenteoas. of gold which ye return

him for a 106,1 Ezek. 8. 5. Then said he trespass offering, in acoffer by the unto me,Son of man, lift up thine lide thereof, and send it away, that eyes now the way towards the it may go. v.9. And see if it go- north: fo I lift up mine eyes the eth up by the way of his own coalt way towards the north,and behold to Bethihemesh, then he hath done northward, at the gate of the ala us this great evil: but if not, then tar, this image of jealousy in the we shall know that it is not his entry. v. 6. He said furthermore hand that Imote us;it was a chance unto me, Son of man, leeft thou that happened to us.

what they do? even the great aboh Dan. 5.23. But har! lifted up minations that the house of Israel thyfelfagainst the Lord of heaven, committeth here, that I should go


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fight, whatever we do in his fervice m.

Q. 107. Which is the fecond commandment?

A. The second commandment is, Thou shalt not make uno to thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them,nor ferve them; For I the Lord thy God, I am a jealous God visiting the iniquity of the Fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me : and Shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me,and keep my commandments.

Q. 108. What are the duties required in the second coma mandment?

A. The duties required in the second commandment ares the receiving, obferving, and keeping pure and entire, all fuch religious worship and ordinances as God hath instituted in his word o; particularly prayer and thanksgiving in the name of Christ p; the reading, preaching and hearing of


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far off from my fanctuary? but this thing ye fhall prolong your turn thee yet again,and thou shalt days in the landwhitherye go over feegreaterabominations &c. (tothe Jordan to poffefs it. Mat. 28. 20. end of the chapter) Pfal. 44. 20. Teachingthemto observe all things If we have forgotten the name of whatsoever Ihave commandedyou: our God,or (tretched out ourhands and lo,I am with you alway, even to a strange god : v, 21. Shall not unto the end of the world. Acts. God fearch this out?for he know. 2.42. And they continued stedfaltcth the fecrets of the heart. ly in the apostles doctrine and fel

mi Chron. 28.9. And thou Solo lowship,and in breaking of bread, mon my lon, know thou the God and in prayers. 1 Tim.6.13.I give of thy father, and serve him with thee charge in the light of God, a perfect heart and with a willing who quickneth all things, and bemind: for the Lord searcheth ail fore Christ Jesus, who before Ponhearts, and understandeth all the tius Pilate witnelled a good conimaginations of the thoughts: if fession; v. 14, That thou keep this thou seek him, he will be found of commandment without spot,unrethee; but it thon forsake him, he bukeable, until the appearing of will cast thee off for ever. our Lord Jesus Chrift: 107. n Exod. 20. 4, 5, 6.

p Phil. 4.6. Be careful for no108. o Deut. 32.40. And he frid thing: but in every thing by praunto them, set your hearts unto all yer and supplication with thanksthe words which I testify among giving, let your requests be made you this day; which ye shall coni known unto God. Eph. 5. 20. Gimand your children to observe to ving thanks always for all things do all the words of this law.v.47. unto God and the Father, in the For it is not a vain thing for you: name of our Lord Jesus Chrift. because it is your life ; and through .

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