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part o; vain credulity d,, unbeliefe, heresyf, misbeliefs, dis-
vant also from presumptuous síns ; let od 1 John iv. 1. Beloved, believe not them not have dominion over me: then every spirit, but try the spirits whe- shall I be upright, arid I shall be inno. tber they are of God; because many cent from the great transgression. false prophets are gone out into the p Zeph. i. 12. And it shall come to world!
pass at that time, that I will search Je. e Heb. ii. 12. Take heed, brethren, rusaleın with candles, and punish the lest there be in any of you an evil heart men that are settled on their lees; that of unbelief, in departing from the liv. say in their heart, The Lord will not
do good, neither will he do evil.
rig Acts xxvi. 9. I verily thought some affirm that we say,) Let us do
* Jer. xvii. 5. Thus saith the Lord, b Psal. Ixxviii. 22. Because they be- Cursed be the man that trusteth in lieved not in God, and trusted not in nan, and maketh flesh his arm, and his salvation
whose heart departeth from the i Gen. iv, 13. And Cain said unto Lord, the Lord, My punishment is greater t2 Tim. iii. 4. Traitors, heady, high than I can bear un
minded, lovers of pleasure more than k Jer, v, 3. O Lord, are not thine lovers of God. eyes upon the truth? Thou hast strick.
corrupt, blind, and indiscreet zeal; lukewarmness",
w, and deadness in the things of God”; estranging ourselves, and apostatizing from God'; praying, or giving any religious worship, to saints, angels, or any other creatures ? ; all compacts and consulting with the devil", and hearkening to his
u Gal. iv. 17. They zealously affect heard ?-and how shall they hear withyou, but not well ; yea, they would ex. out a preacher ? Hos. iy. 12. My peo. clude you, that ye might affect them. ple ask counsel at their stocks, and John xvi. 2. They shall put you out iheir staff declareth unto them : for of the synagogues : yea, the time com the spirit of whoredoms harh caused eth, that whosoever killeth you will them to err, and they have gone a think that he doeth God service. Rom. whoring from under their God, Acts x. 2. For I bear them record, that they X. 25. And as Peter was coming in, have a zeal of God, but not according Cornelius met him, and fell down at to knowledge. Lukę ix. 54. And when his feet, and worshipped him. Ver. 26. his disciples James and John saw this, But Peter took him up, saying, Stand they said, Lord, wilt thou hat we up, I myself also am a man. Rev. xix. command fire to come down from hea. 10. And I fell at his feet to worship ven, and consume them, even as Elias him: and he said unto me, See thou did? Ver. 55. But he turned, and re- do it not; I am thy fellow 7-servant, and buked them, and said, Ye know not of thy brethren that have the testimowhat manner of spirit ye are of. ny of Jesus : worship God; for the tes
w Rey. iji, 16. So then, because timony of Jesus is the spirit of prothou art lukewarm, and neither cold phecy. Mat. iv. 10, Then saith Jesus nor hot, I will spue thee out of my unto him, Get thee hence, Satan; for mouth.
it is written, Thou shalt worship the * Rev. iii. 1. And unto the angel Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou of the church in Sardis write, These serve. Col. ii. 18. Let no man beguile things saith he,that hath the seven spi- you of your reward, in a voluntary burits of God, and the seven stars; I mility, and worshipping of angels, inknow thy works, that thou hast a truding into those things which he name that thou livest, and art dead. hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his
y Ezek. xiv. 5. That I may take fleshly mind. Rom. i. 25. Who changthe house of Israel in their own heart, ged the truth of God into a lie, and because they are all estranged from me worshipped and served the creature through their idols. Isa. i. 4. Ah sin. more than ihe Creator, who is blessed ful nation, a people laden with iniqui. for ever. Amen. ty, a seed of evil-doers, children that a Lev. xx. 6. And the soul that are corrupters : they have forsaken the turneth after such as have familiar Lord, they have provoked the Holy spirits, and after wizards, to go a One of Israel unto anger, they are gone whoring after them, I will even set my away backward ! Ver. 5. Why should face against that soul, and will cut him ye be stricken any more? ye will re off from among his people. 1 Sam. volt more and more: the whole head xxviii. 7. Then said Saal unto his is sick, and the whole heart faint. servants, Seek me a woman that hath
2 Rom. x. 13. For whosoever shall a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, call upon the name of the Lord shall and enquire of her. And his servants be saved. Ver. 14. How then shall said to him, Behold, there is a woman they call on him in whom they have that hath a familiar spirit at En-dor. pot believed ? and how shall they be. Ver. 11. Then said the woman; lieve in him of whom they have not Whom shall. I bring up unto thee?
suggestions ; making men the lords of our faith and con. science ®; slighting and despising God and his commands d; resisting and grieving of his Spirit“, discontent and impatience at his dispensations, charging him foolishly for tho evils he inflicts on us '; and ascribing the praise of any good we either are, have, or can do, to fortune s, idols", ourselves ', or any other creature k. And he said, Bring me up Samuel. f Psal. Ixxiii. 2. But as for me, my Compared with 1 Chron x. 13. So Saul feet were almost gone ; my steps had died for his transgression which he well nigh slipped. Ver. 3. For I was committed against the Lord, even a. envious at the foolish, when I saw the gainst the word of the Lord, which prosperity of the wicked. Ver. 13. be kept not, and also for asking coun- Verily I have cleansed my heart in sel of one that had a familiar spirit, vain, and washed my hands in inno. to enquire of it ; Ver. 14. And enquir- cency. Ver. 14. For all the day long ed not of the Lord: therefore he slew have I been plagued, and chastened him, and turned the kingdom unto Da- every morning. Ver. 15. If I say, I vid the Son of Jesse.
will speak thus, behold, I should of. b Acts v. 3. But Peter said, Ana. fend against the generation of thy nias, why hath Satan filled thine heart children. Ver. 22. So foolish was i, to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep and ignorant ; I was as a heast before back part of the price of the land ? thee Job i. 22. In all this Job sin
c 2 Cor. i. 24. Not for that we ned not, nor charged God foolishly. have dominion over your faith, but 8 1 Sam. vi 7. Now therefore make are helpers of your joy : for by faith a new cart, and take two milch-kint ye stand. Mat. xxiii. 9. And call no on which there hath come no yoke, man your father upon the earth: for · and tie the kine to the cart, and bring one is your Father which is in heaven. their calves home from them : Ver. .
d Deut. xxxii 15. But Jeshurun And take the ark of the Lord, and lay waxed fat, and kicked: thou art wax. it upon the cart, and put the jewels of en fat, thou art grown thick, thou gold, which ye return him for a tresart covered with fatness; then he pass-offering, in a coffer by the side forsook God which made him, and that reof, and send it away, that it may lightly esteemed the Rock of his sal- go. Ver 9. And see, if it goeth up vation. 2 Sam. xii. 9. Wherefore hast by the way of his own coast to Beththou despised the commandment of shemesh, then he hath done us this the Lord, to do evil in his sight? thou great evil: but if not, then we shall hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the know that it is not his hand that smote sword, and hast taken his wife to be us; it was a chance that happened to us. thy wife, and hast slain him with the b Dan. v. 23. But hast lifted up thy. sword of the children of Ammon. self against the Lord of heaven; and Prov. xiii. 13. Whoso despiserh the they have brought the vessels of his word shall be destroyed; but he that house before thee, and thou and thy feareth the commandment shall be lords, thy wives and thy concubines, rewarded.
have drunk wine in them; and thou e Acts vii. 51. Ye stiff-necked and hast praised the gods of silverand gold, Uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which always resist the Holy Ghost: as see not, nor hear, nor know: and the your fathers did, so do ye. Eph. iv. 30. God in whose hand thy breath is, and And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whose are all thy ways, hast thou not whereby ye are sealed onto the day of glorified. redemption.
i Deut. viii. 17. And thou say in
Q. 106. What are we especially taught 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 displeased with, the sin of having any other God : that so it may be an argument to dissuade from it, and to aggravate it as a most impudent provocation'; as also to persuade us to do, as in his sight, whatever we do in his service m.
Q. 107. Which is the second commandment?
A. The second commandment is, Thou shalt not make unto 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 serve them : for 1 the Lord thy God 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 commandment?
A. The duties required in the second commandment are, the receiving, observing, and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances as God hath thine heart, My power and the might the great abominations that the house of my hand hath gotten me this of Israel committeth here, that I wealth. Dan. iv. 30. The king spake, should go far off from may sanctuary? and said, Is not this great Babylon but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt that I have built for the house of the see greater abominations, &c. (to the kingdom, by the might of my power, end of the Chapter.] Psal. xliv. 20. If and for the honour of my majesty? we have forgotten the name of our
Hab. 1: 10. Therefore they sacri. God, or stretched out our hands to a fice im to their net, and burn incense strange god : Ver. 21. Shall not God onto their drag: because by them search this out ?' for he knoweth the their portion is fat, and their meat secrets of the heart plenteous.
m 1 Chron. xxviii. 9. And thou, 106, 1 Ezek. viii. 5. Then said he Solomon my son, know thou the God unto me, Son of mían, lift up thine of thy father, and serve him with a eyes now the way towards the north. perfect heart, and with a willing mind, So I lifted up mine eyes the way to. for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and wards the norrk, and behold north- understandeth all the imaginations of ward, at the gate of the altar, this the thoughts : if thou seek him, he image of jealousy in the entry. Ver. will be found of thee ; but if thou for, 8. He said furthermore unto me, Son sake him, he will cast thee off for ever. of man, seest tbou what they do? 'even 107.'n Exod. xx. 4,5,6.
instituted in his wordo; particularly prayer and thanksgiving in the name of Christ P; the reading, preaching, and hearing of the word 9; the administration and receiving of the sacraments"; church government and discipline; the
108. o Deut. xxxij. 46. And he prove, rebuke, exhort, with all longsaid unto them, Set your hearts unto suffering and doctrine. James i. 21. all the words which I testify among Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and you this day; which ye shall com- superfluity of naughtiness, and receive mand your children to observe to do with meekness the ingrafted word, all the words of this law. Ver. 47., which is able to save your souls. Ver. For it is not a vain thing for you : be.' 22. But be ye doers of the word, and cause it is your life; and through this not hearers only, deceiving your own thing ye shall prolong your days in the selves. Acts x. 33. Immediately there. Jand whither ye go over Jordan to pos- fore I sent to thee; and thou hast well sess it. Mat. xxviii. 20. Teaching done that thou art come. Now therethem to observe all things whatsoever fore are we all here present before I have commanded you: and, lo, I God, to hear all things that are com. am with you alway, even unto the end manded thee of God. of the world. Acts ii. 42. And they Joy Mat. xxviii. 19. Go ye therefore, continued stedfastly in the apostles' and teach all nations, baptizing them doctrine and fellowship, and in break in the name of the Father, and of the ing of bread, and in prayers. 1 Tim. Son, and of the Holy Ghost. 1 Cor. vi. 13. I give thee charge in the sight xi. from Verse 23. to Verse 30. For of God, who quickeneth
all things, and I have received of the Lord that which before Christ Jesus, who before Pon- also I delivered unto you, That the rius Pilate witnessed a good confes. Lord Jesus, the same night in which sion; Ver. 14. That thou keep this he was betrayed, took bread, &c. commandment without spot, unrebuk. 8 Mat. xviii 15. Moreover, if thy able, until the appearing of our Lord brother shall trespass against thee, go Jesus Christ.
and tell him his fault between thee and p Phil.iv. 6. Be careful for nothing: him alone : if he shall hear thee, thou but in every thing by prayer and sup- hast gained thy brother. Ver. 16. But plication, with thanksgiving, let your if he will not hear thee, then take Lequests be made known unto God. with thee one or two more, that in the Lph. v. 20. Giving thanks always for mouth of two or three witnesses every all things unto God and the Father, in word may be established. Ver. 17. And the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 'if he shall neglect to hear them, tell is
q Deut. xvii. 18. And it shall be, unto the church ; but if he neglect to when he sitteth upon the throne of hearthe church, let him be unto thee as bis kingdom, that h: shall write him a an heathen man and a publican. Mat. sopy of this law in a book, out of that xvi. 19. And I will give unto thee the which is before the priests the Levites; keys of the kingdom of heaven: and Ver. 19 And it shall be with him, whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth, and he shall read therein all the days shall be bound in heaven; and whatof his life: that he may learn to fear “soever thou shalt loose on earth, shall the Lord his God, to keep all the be loosed in heaven. 1 Cor. Chapter words of this law, and these statutes, v. 1 Cor. xii. 28. "And God hath set to do them. Acts xv, 21. For Moses some in the church: first, apostles ; of old time hath in every city them secondarily, prophets ; thirdly, teachthat preach him, being read in the ers; after that miracles; then gifts synagogues every sabbath-day, 2 of healings, helps, governments, di"Dim. iv. 2. Preach the word, be in- "versities of tongues. - stant in season, out of season; te