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ing ş, scorning h, reviling i, or any wife opposing of God's truth, grace, and ways k; making profession of religion in hypocrisy, or for finifter ends l; being alhamed of

from the truth, and shall be turned them to the same excess of riot, anto fables. Rom. xii. 13. Let us speaking evil of you. walk honestly as in the day; not in k Acts xiii. 45. But when the rioting and drunkenness, not in sews saw the multirndes, they were chambering and wantonness, not in filled with envy, and spake againit Atrife and envying. v. 14. But put those things which were spoken by. ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and Paul, contradi&iog and blasphemmake not provision for the flesh, to ing. v. 46, Then Paul and Bar. fulkl the luAs thereof. 1 Kings xxi. Dabas waxed bold, and said, It was.9. And she wrote in the letters, say- pecessary that the word of God ing, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth should first have been spoken to you: on high among the people : v. 10. but seeing ye put it from you, and And set two men, sons of Belial, be judge yourselves unworthy of everfore him, to, bear witness against lasting life, lo, we turn to the Gen. him, saying, Thou didst blafpheme tiles, V. 50. But the jews stirred, God and the king: and then carry up the devout and honourable wohim out, and stone him that he may men, and the chief meo of the city, die. Jude 4. For, there are certain and raised persecution against Paul men crept in unawares, who were and Barnabas, and expelled them before of old ordained to this con out of their coasts. Acts iv. 18, dembation, ungodly men, turning And they called them, and com. the grace of our God into lascivioul. manded them not to speak at all, nese, and denying the only Lord por teach in the name of Jesús. Acts God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. xix. 9. But when diverse were bard.

g Ads xiii. 45. But when the Jews ned, and believed not, but Spake esaw the multitudes, they were filled vil of that way before the mulutude, with envy, and spake against those he departed from them, and fepa. things which were spoken by Paul, rated the disciples, disputing daily contradicting and blafpheming. in the school of one Tyrannus.

John iili 12. Not as Caia, who was i Theff. ii. 16. Forbidding us to of that wicked one, and new his speak to the Gentiles, that they brother : and wherefore flew he him? might be saved, to fill up their fins because his own works were evil, alway: for the wrath is come upon, and his brother's righteous, them to the uttermost. Heb. X. 29.

ke Pral. i, 1. Blesed is the man of how much forer punishment, that walketh not in the counsel of suppose ye, fall he be thought ; the ungodly, nor Itaodeth in the worthy, who hath trodden under way of finners, nor fitteth in the foot the Son of God, and hath count-, seat of the scornful. 2 Pet

. ii. 3. ed the blood of the covenant where. Knowing this first, that there thall with he was fanctified, an unholy come in the last days (coffers, walk thing, and hath done despight unto ing after their own lusts.

the Spirit of grace? ir Pet, iv.

4. Wherein they think 1 2 Tim. iii. 5. Having a form of it ftrange that you run not with

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it m, or a shame to it, by uncomfortable n, unwise o, unfruits fulp and offensive walking 9, or backsliding from it r.

Q. 114. What reasons are annexed to the third commandment?

A. The reasons annexed to the third commandment, in these words, (The Lord thy God) For the Lord will not hold him

guiltless podliness, but denying the power chastened every morning. v. 15. thereof; from such turn away. Mat. If I say, I will speak thus ; behold. xij. 14. Wo udto you scribes and I should offend against the generatiPharisees, hypocrites; for ye devour op of thy children, widow's houses: and for a pretence o i Cor, vi. s. I speak to your make loog prayers; therefore ye shame, Is it so that there is not a shall receive the greater damnation. wise man among you ? do not one Mat. vi. 1. Take heed that ye do that shall be able to judge between pot your alms before men, to be seen his brethren? v. 6. But brother of themi: Otherwise ye have no re- goeth to law with brother, and that ward of your father who is in hea- before the unbelievers, Eph. v. 15. ven. . 2. Therefore when thou See then that ye walk circumspect. dost thine alms, do not found a ly, not as fools, but as wise. v. 16. trampet before thee, as the hypo. Redeeming the time, because the crites do, in the synagogues, and in days are evil. v. 17. Wherefore the streets, that they may have glo. be ye not unwise, bue understanding ry of men, Verily. I say unto you, what the will of the Lord is. they have their reward,

s And p lfa. v.'4. What could have been when thou prayest, thou shalt not done more to my vineyard, that I be as the hypocrites are: for they have not done in it? Wherefore Jove to pray standing in the syna- when I looked that it should bring gogues, and in the corners of the forth grapes, breught it forth wild Itreets, that they may be seen of grapes ? 2 Pet. i. 8. For if these men. Verily I say unto you, they things be in you, and abound, they have their reward. v. 16. More- make you that ye shall neither be over, when ye falt, be not as the barren, nor unfruitful in tbe koow. hypocrites, of a lad countenance : ledge of our Lord Jesus Chrift. v. for they disfigure their faces, that 9. But he that lacketh these things, they may appear unto men to falt. is blind, and cannot see afar off, and Verily i fay unto you, they have bath forgotten that he was purged their reward,

from his old sins. mn Mark viii. 38. Whosoever

9 Rom. ii. 23. Thou that makest therefore shall be ashamed of me, thy boast of the law, through break. and of my words, in this adulterousing the law dishonourelt thou God? and finful generation, of him also v. 24. For the name of God is blaf. fall the Son of man be ashamed, phemed among the Gentiles, thro' when he cometh in the glo:y of his you, as it is written, Pather, with the holy angels.

y Gal. jjj. 1. O foolish Galatians, » Psal. Ixxiii. 14. For all the day who hath bewitched you, that you Hong have I been plagued, and should not obey the truth, before

guiltless that taketh his name in vain ) are, because he is the Lord and our God, therefore his name is not to be profaned or any way abused by us t; especially because he will be fo far from acquitting and sparing the transgreffors of this commandment, as that he will not suffer them to escape his righteous judgment v, albeit many such escape the censures and punishments of men w.

Q. iis. Which is the fourth commandment?

A. The fourth commandment is, Remember the Sabbathday to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-fervant, nor thy

cattle, whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been not observe to do all the words of evidently set forth, crucified among this law that are written in this you ? v. 3. Are ye so foolish ? have book, that thou mayes fear this. ing began in the Spirit, are ye now glorious and fearful name, THE made perfect by the flesh ? Heb. vi. LORD THY GOD; v. 59. Then 6. If they shall fall away, to renew the Lord will make thy plagues them again upto repentance : seeing wonderful, and the plagues of thy they crucify to thomselves the Son seed, even great plagues, and of of God afresh, and put him to an long continuance, and sore sicknesses,

and of long continuance, Zech. v. 2. 114. s Exod. xx, 7.

And he said unto me, What feest i Lev: xix. 12. And ye shall not thou ? and I answered, I see a flying swear by my naine fally, neither roll, ihe length thereof is twenty fhalt thou profane the name of thy cubits, and the breadth thereof ten God : I am the Lord.

cubits. v. 3. Then said he unto v Ezek. xxxvi. 21. But I had pity me, This is the curse that goeth for mine holy name, which the forth over the face of the whole house of Ifrael had profaned among earth : for every one that fealeth the heathen whither they went, V. shall be cut off as on this fide, ac22. Therefore fay unto the house cording to it: and every one that of Israel, thus faith the Lord God, sweareth, shall be cut off, as on that I do not this for your fakes, 0 house fide, according to it. v. 4. I will bring of Israel, but for mine holy name's it forth, faith the Lord of hosts, and sake, which ye have profaned among it shall enter into the house of the the heathen, whither ye went. vthief, and into the house of him 23. And I will sanctify my great that sweareth falfly by my name. rame, which was profaned anong w i Sam, ii. 12. Now ile sons of the heathen, 'which ye have pro- Eli were fons of Belial, they knew faned in the midst of them; and the not the Lord. v. i7, Wherefore heathen thall know that I am the the lin of the young men was very Lord, faith the Lord God, when I great before the Lord: for men ab. fhall be fanctified in you, before their horred the offering of the Lord, v. eyes. Déut. xxviii, 58. If thou wilt

open shame.

cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and carr}, the fea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: Wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath-day and hallowed it x.

Q. 116. What is required in the fourth commandment?

A. The fourth commandment requireth of all men the sanctifying or keeping holy to God such set times as he hath appointed in his word, exprely one whole day in seven; which was the seventh from the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, and the first day of the week ever since, and so to continue to the end of the world: which is the Christian Sabbath y, and in the New Testament called, The Lord's

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22. Now Eli was very old, and refled on the seventh day from all heard all that his sons did unto all the work which he had made. v. 3. Israel, and how they lay with the And God blessed the seventh day, women that assembled at the door and fanctified it: because that in it of the tabernacle of the congrega. he had rested from all his work tion. v. 24. Nay, my sons: for which God created and made. it is no good report that I hear; ye 1 Cor. xvi. 1. Now concerning the make the Lord's people to trans- collection for the saints, as I have gress. Compared with 7 Sam, iži. 13. given order to the churches of GaFor I have told him, that I will latia, even so do ye. v. 2. Upon judge his house for ever, for the the first day of the week let every iniquity which he knoweth: because one of you lay by him in store, as his fons made themselves vile, and God hath prospered him, that there he reltrained them not.

be do gatherings when I come. Acts 115. x Exod. xx. 8, 9, 10, II. XX. 7. And the first day of the

116. y Deut. v. 12. Keep the week, when the disciples came tofabbath-day to fanctify it, as the gether to break bread, Paul preachLord thy God hath commanded ed to them, ready to depart on the thee, v. 13. Six days halt thou morrow, and continued his speech labour, and do all thy work : 0.14. until midnight. Mat. v. 17. Think Bus the seventh day is the fabbath not that I am come to destroy the of the Lord thy God; in it thou law or the prophets: I am not come fhalt not do any wurk, thou, nor to destroy, but to fulfl. v. 18. For thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy verily I say unto you, Till heaven man servant, nor thy maid servant, and earth pass, one jot or one tittle nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any hall in no ways pass from the law of thy cattle, nor thy ftranger that till all be fulfilled. Ifa. Ivi. 2. Bleris within thy gates; that thy maa sed is the man that doth this, and servant and thy maid servant may the son of man that layeth hold on rest as well as thou. Gen, i, 2. And it : that keepeth the sabbath from on the seventh day God ended his pollu ing it, and keepeih his hand Work which he had made : and he trom doing any evil. V. 7. For thus

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( 117. How is the fabbath or Lord's day to be sanctified?

A. The fabbath or Lord's day is to be sanctified by an holy resting all that day a, not only from such works as are at all times finful, but even from such worldly employınents and recreations as are on other days lawful b; and making it our de light to spend the whole time (except so much of it as is to be

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faith the Lord unto the eunuchs that unto Moses, how long refufe ye to keep my fabbaths, and choose the keep my commandments and my things that please me, and take hold laws? Neh. xiii. 15. In those days of my covenant, v. 6. Also the fons saw I in sudah some treading wine, of the strangers that join themselves preffes on the fabbath, and bring to the Lord, to serve him, and to ing in leaves, and lading affes; as love the name of the Lord, to be also wine, grapes, and figs, and all his fervants, every one that keepeth manner of burdens, which they the fabbath from polluting it, and brought into Jerusalem on the fabtaketh hold of my covenant : v.7bath-day: and I testified againit Even them will i bring to my holy them in the day wherein they fold mountain, and make them joyful in victuals. v. 16. There dweli men my house of prayer: their burot. of Tyre also therein, who brought offerings and their facrifices shall be fish, and all manner of ware, and accepted upon mine altar; for mine fold on the fabbath unto the chilhouse shall be called an house of dren of Judah, and in Jerusalema prayer for all people.

v. 17. Then I contended with the z Rev. i. 10. I was in the Spirit nobles of Judalı, and said upto op the Lord's day, and heard be them, What evil thing is this that hind me a great voice, as of a trum. ye do, and profane the fabbathpets

day? v. 18. Did not your fathers 119. a Exod. xx. 8. Remember thús, and did not our God bring all the fabbath day, to keep it holy.-- this evil upon us, and upon this v. 19. But the seventh day is the city? yet ye bring more wrath upon fabbath of the Lord thy God : in it frael by profaning the fabbath. ". thou shalt not do any work, thou, 19. And it came to pass, that when nor thy son, &c.

the gates of Jerusalem began to be *) Exod. xvi. 25. And Moses said, dark before the sabbath, I comEat that to day; for to day is a fab. manded that the gates should be bath unto the Lord; to day ye shall Thut, and charged that they should not find it in the field,

v, 26. Six

not be opened till after the sabbath: days shall ye gather it; but on the and fome of my fervants set i at the seventh day which is the fabbath, in gates, that there should no burden it there shall be none. v. 27. Apd be brought in on the sabbath day, it came to pass, that there went out v. 20. So the merchants, and sellers some of the people on the seventh of all kind of ware, lodged without day for to gather, and they found Jerusalem once or twice.

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