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of God!: using unlawful means', and trusting in lawful means'; carnal delights and joys'; corrupt, blind, and indiscreet zeal"; lukewarmnefs", and deadness in the things of God"; estranging ourselves, and apoftatizing from God'; praying, or giving any ieligious worship, to faints, angels, or any other creatures”; ; all compacts and consulting with the devil', and
the men that are fettled on their are all estranged from me lees: that say in their heart, through their idols. Ifa. I. 4, 5. The Lord will not do good, They have forsaken the Lord, nor will he do evil.
they are gone away backward. q Mat. 4. 7. Thou shalt not Why should ye he stricken any tempt the Lord thy God. more? Ye will revolt more
r Rom. 3. 8. And not ra and more. ther, (as we be slanderously re z Hof, 4. 12. My people ask ported, and as sonre affirm that counsel ai their stocks, and we say,) Let us do evil that their staff declareth unto them: good may come?
Rev. 19. 10. And I fell at his 1 Jer. 17.5. Cursed be the man feet to worship him ; and he that trufteth in man, and ma faid unto me, See thou do it keth flesh his arm, and whose not: I am thy fellow-servant, heart departeth from the Lord. and of thy brethren that have
t 2 Tim. 3. 4. Traitors, the testimony of Jesus; wore heady, high-minded, lovers of ship God. col. 2. 18. Let no pleasures more than lovers of man beguile you of your reGod.
ward, in a voluntary humility, v Gal. 4.17. They zealous- and worshipping of angels, inly affect you, but not well; truding into those things which Rom. 10. 2. For I bear them he hath not feen, vainly puffed record, that they have a zeal of up by his feshly mind. Rom. God, but not according to knowledge. John 16. 2. Luke a Lev. 20. 6. And the soul 9. 54, 55
that turneth after such as have w Rev. 3. 16. So then, be- familiar spirits, and after wize cause thou art lukewarm and ards, to go a whoring after neither cold nor hot, I will spue them, I will even set my face thee out of my mouth. against that soul, and will cut
x Rev. 3. I. I know thy him off from among his people, works that thou hast a pame, 1 Sam. 28. 7, 11. Compared that thou livest, and art dead. with a Chron. 10. 13, 14,
y Ezek. 14. 5. Because they
hearkening to his suggestions"; making men the lords of our faith and conscience'; flighting and despising God, and his commands"; resisting and grieving of his Spirit', discontent and impatience at his dispensations, charging him foolishly for the evils he inflicts on us“; and afcribing the praise of any good we either are, have, or can do, to fortunes, idols", ourselves', or any other creaturek.
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
b Ads 5. 3. But Peter said, almost gone, my steps had well Ananias, why hath Saran filled nigh flipt. For I was envious thine heart, to lie to the Ho at the foolish, when I saw the ly Ghost, and to keep back prosperity of the wicked, &c. part of the price of the lund? g 1 Sam. 6. 7, 8, 9. But if
c 2 Cor. 1. 24, Not for that not, then shall we know that it we have dominion over your is not his hand that smote us, faith, but are helpere of your it was a chance that happened joy. Mat. 23. y,
d Deut. 32. 15. Then he h Dan. 5. 23. And thou hast forsook God that made him, praised the gods of silver and and lightly esteemed the rock gold, of brass, iron, wood and of his salvation. Prov. 13. 13. stone, which see not, nor hear, Whoso despiseth the word, shall nor know; and the God, in be destroyed : but he that fear. whose hand thy breath is, and eth the commandment, shall be whose are all thy ways, haft rewarded. 2 Sam. 12. 9.
thou not glorified. e Acts 7.51, Ye stiff-necked i Deut. 8. 17. And thou say and uncircumcised in heart and in thine heart, My power and ears, ye do always resist the the night of my hand hath Holy Ghost. Eph. 4. 30. And gotten me this wealth. Dan. grieve not the holy Spirit of 4. 30. God.
k Hab. 1. 16. Therefore f Psa. 73. 2, 3, 13, 14, 15, they sacrifice unto their net, and 22. But as for me my feet were burn incense unto their drag,
God, who feeth all things, taketh special no. tice of, and is much displeased with, the fin of having any other god: That so it may be an ar. gument to diffuade from it, and to aggravate it as a most impudent provocation'; as also to persuade us to do as in his fight, whatever we do in his service.
Q. 107. Which is the second commandment?
A. The second commandment is, Thou falt not make unto thee any graven image, or апу
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 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 for wing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments".
Q. 108. What are the duties required in the fecond commandment?
A. The duties required in the second com
1 Pfa, 44. 20, 21. If we have and thou shalt see greater aboforgotten the name of our God, minations. or tretched out our hands to a m i Chron. 28. 9. And thou, strange god; Shall not God Solomon, my son, know thou search this out? for he know. the God of thy father, and eth the secrets of the heart. serve him with a perfect heart, Ezek. 8. 5. to the end of the and with a willing mind; for chapter. And behold north- the Lord searcheth all hearts, ward, at the gate of the altar, and understandeth all the imathis image of jealousy in the ginations of the thoughts. entry. But turn thee yet again, n Exod. 10. 4, 5, 6.
mandment are, the receiving, observing, and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worfhip and ordinances as God hath instituted in his word"; particularly prayer and thanksgiving in the name of Christ'; the reading, preaching and hearing of the word"; the administration and receiving of the facraments"; church-government and discipline'; the ministry and maintenance
o Deut. 32. 46, 47. Set your fon; reprove, rebuke, exhort, hearts unto all the words which with all long-suffering and docI testify among you this day; trine, James 1, 21, 22.-Rewhich ye shall command your ceive with meekness the inchildren to observe, to do all grafted word. Ads 10. 33. the words of this law. Mat. 28. r Mat. 28. 19. Go ye there20. Teaching them to observe fore and teach all nations, bapall things whatsoever I have tizing them in the name of the commanded you. I Tim. 6. Father, and of the Son, and of 13, 14. That thou keep this the Holy Ghost. I Cor. II. commandment without spot, from the 23d to the 30th verse. unrebukeable, until the appear. For I have received of the Lord, ing of our Lord Jesus Christ. that which also I delivered unActs 2. 42
to you, that the Lord Jesus, p Phil. 4. 6. Be careful for the same night in which he was nothing: but in every thing by betrayed, took bread, &c. prayer and supplication with Mat. 16. 19. And I will thanksgiving, let your requests give unto thee the keys of the be made known unto God. Eph. kingdom of heaven; and what
sover thou shalt bind on earth q Deut. 17. 18, 19. That he shall be bound in heaven ; and shall write him a copy of this whatsoever thou shalt loose on law in a book,-and it shall be earth, shall be loosed in heawith him, and he shall read And John 20. 23. Mat. therein all the days of his life: 18. 15, 16, 17. And if he shall Acts 15. 21. For Moses-hath neglect to hear them, tell it in every city them that preach unto the church ; but if he nehim, being read in the syna- glect to hear the church, let gogues every fabbath-day. 2 him be unto thee as an heathen Tim. 4. 2
Preach the word, man and a publican. I Cor. 5. be instant in season, out of fea- i Cor. 12. 28.
thereoft; religious fafting'; swearing by the name of God"; and vowing unto him*: As also the disapproving, detesting, opposing all false worship'; and, according to each one's place and calling, removing it, and all monuments of idolatry?.
Q. 109. What are the fins forbidden in the fecond commandment?
A. The fins forbidden in the second commandment are, all devising”, counselling',
t Eph. 4. II, 12. And he x Pía. 76. 11. Vow and pay gave fome, apostles; and some, unto the Lord your God. Isa. prophets; and some, evange. 19. 21 Pfa. 116. 14, 18. lifts; and fome, pastors and y Acts 17.6,17. Now while teachers; for the perfecting of Paul waited for them at Athens, the saints, for the work of the his spirit was stirred within ministry, for the edifying of him, when he saw the city wholthe body of Christ. I Tim. 5. ly given to idolatry. Pf. 16. 4. 17, 18. Let the elders that rule Their sorrows shall be multi. well be counted worthy of plied that hasten after another double honour, especially they God: their drink-offerings of who labour in the word and blood will I not offer, nor take doctrine. For the scripture up their names into my lips. faith, Thou shalt not muzzle z Deut. 7. 5. lsa. 30. 22. the ox that treadeth out the a Num. 15. 39. And it shall corn, and I he labourer is wor- be unto you for a fringe that thy of his reward. I Cor. 9. ye may look upon it, and re1, to 15
member all ļhe commandments v Joel 2. 12, 13. Therefore of the Lord, and do them: also now faith the Lord, Turn And that ye seeķ not after your ye even to me with all your own heart, and your own eyes, heart; and with fasting, and after which ye use to go a with weeping, and with mourn. whoring: ing. 1 Cor. 7. 5. That ye may b Deut. 13. 6, 7, 8. If ihy give yourselves to fafting and brother, the son of thy moprayer.
ther, or thy son, or thy daughw Deut. 6. 13. Thou shalt ter, or the wife of thy bosom, fear the Lord thy God, and or thy friend, which is as serve him, and shalt swear by thine own soul, entice thee his name.
secretly, saying, Let us go and