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such doctrines, or to obey such commandments out of conscience, is to betray true liberty of conscience"; and the requiring of an implicit faith, and an absolute and blind obedience, is to destroy liberty of conscience, and reason also",
III. They who, upon pretence of Christian liberty, do practise any sin, or cherish any lust, do thereby destroy the end of
over your faith, but are helpers of And he that doubteth is damned if your joy : for by faith ye stand. he eat, because he eateth not of Matth. xv. 9. But in vain they do faith : for whatsoever is not of faith worship me, teaching for doctrines is. sin. Isa. viii. 20. To the law, the commandments of men.
and to the testimony: if they speak m Col. ii. 20. Wherefore, if ye
not according to this word, it is be dead with Christ from the rudi because there is no light in them. ments of the world, why, as though Acts xvii. 11. These were more living in the world, are ye subject noble than those in Thessalonica, in to ordinances, Ver. 22. (Which all that they received the word with are to perish with the using,) after all readiness of mind, and searched the commandments and doctrines of the scriptures daily, whether those men? Ver. 23. Which things have things were so.
John iv. 22. Ye indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship ye know not what: we worship and humility, and neglect- know what we worship; for salvaing of the body; not in any tion is of the Jews.
Hos. v. 11. honour to the satisfying of the Ephraim is oppressed, and broken flesh. Gal. i. 10. For do I now
in judgment; because he willingpersuade men, or God? or do I ly walked after the commandment. seek to please men ? for if I yet
Rev. xiii. 12. And he exerciseth pleased men, I should not be the
all the power of the first beast servant of Christ. Gal. ii. 4. And before him, and causeth the earth, that because of false brethren un and them which dwell therein, to awares brought in, who came in worship the first beast, whose deadprivily to
Ver. 16. which we have in Christ Jesus, that
And he causeth all, both small they might bring us into bondage. Ver. 5. To whom we gave place
and great, rich and poor, free and by subjection, no, not for an hour;
bond, to receive a mark in their that the truth of the gospel might
right hand, or in their foreheads :
Ver. 17. And that no man might continue with you.
buy or sell, Stand fast therefore in the liberty the mark,
or the name of the wherewith Christ hath niade us free, and be not entangled again
beast, or the number of his name.
Jer. viii. 9. The wise nien are with the yoke of bondage.
ashamed, they are dismayed and n Rom. x. 17. So then, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by
taken : lo, they have rejected the the word of God.
word of the Lord, and what wisdom Rom. xiv. 23. is in thein ?
save he that had
E2, cloak of maliciousness, but as the
lo holiness and righteousness before give account: that they may do it
Christian liberty; which is, that, being delivered out of
IV. And because the powers which God hath ordained,
III. ° Gal. v. 13. For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty;
knew their thoughts, and said un
to them, Every kingdom divided
tion; and every city or house di-
1 Pet. ii. 13. Submit yourselves to
every ordinance of man for the
to governors, as
unto them that
are sent by him for the punishment
John viii. 34. Jesus them that do well. Ver. 16. As
a cloak of maliciousness, but as the
servants of God. (Rom. xiii. 1. to s, that we, being delivered out of them that have the rule over you,
the 8th Verse.] Heb. xiii. 17. Obey the hands of our enemies
, might and submit yourselves : for they watch serve him without fear, Ver. 75.
for your souls, as they that must. W. P Matth. xii. 25. And Jesus that is unprofitable for you.
with joy, and not with grief; for t
servants of God.
i. 74. That he would grant unto.
him, all the days of our life.
and strifes of words, how thou canst not bear them
ed to account, and proceeded against by the censures of the church, and by the power of the civil magistrate'
CHAP. PER Rom. i. 32. Who knowing the whereof cometh envy, strife, railjudgment of God, (that they which ings, evil surmisings, Ver. 5. Percominit such things are worthy of verse disputings of men of corrupt death, not only do the same, but minds, and destitute of the truth, have pleasure in them that do supposing that gain is godliness : theni. With 1 Cor. v. 1. It is from such withdraw thyself. And reported commonly that there is Tit. i. 10. For there are many unfornication among you, and such ruly and vain tälkers and deceivers, fornication as is not so much as
especially they of the circumcision : námed among the Gentiles, that Ver. 11. Whose mouths must be one should have his father's wife. stopped, who subvert whole houses
, Ver. 5. to deliver such an one un. teaching things which they ought to Satan for the destruction of the
not, for filthy lucre's sake. Ver. 13. flesh, that the spirit may be sav This witness is true: wherefore re. ed in the day of the Lord Jesus. buke them sharply, that they may Ver. 11. But now I have written be sound in the faith. And Tit. unto you, not to keep company, if
ii. 10. A man that is an heretick, any man that is called a brother after the first and second adinonibe a fornicator, or covetous, or an
tion, reject. With Matth. xviii. 15. idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard,
Moreover, if thy brother shall or an extortioner; with such an
trespass against thee, go and tell one no not to eat. Ver. 18. Bit
him his fault between thee and them that are without God judg
him alone: if he shall hear thee, eth. Therefore put away from
thou hast gained thy brother. among yourselves that wicked per Ver. 16. But if he will not hear
2 John, ver. 10. If there thee, then take with thee one or come any unto you, and bring not
two more, that in the mouth of this doctrine, receive him not into
two or three witnesses every word your house, neither bid him God
may be established. Ver. 17. And speed. Ver. li. For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker
if he shall neglect to hear them,
tell it unto the church : but if of his evil deeds. And 2 Thess. iii. 14. And if any man obey not
he neglect to hear the church, let
him be unto thee as an heathen our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with
and a publican. 1 Tim. i. 19.
Holding faith and a good conhim, that he may be ashamed. And 1 Tim. vi. 3. If any man
science, which some having put teach otherwise, and consent not to
away, concerning faith have made wholesome words, even the words
shipwreck : Ver. 20. Of whom is of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to
Hymeneus and Alexander ; whom the doctrine which is according to
I have delivered unto Satan, that godliness; Ver. 4. He is proud, Rev. ii. 2. 1 know thy works
they may learn not to blasphenie. knowing nothing, but doting about thy labour, and thy patience, and questions
wrath upon him that doeth eyil.
CHAP. XXI. Of Religious Worship, and the Sabbath-day. P THE light of nature sheweth that there is a God, who hath fordship and sovereignty over all; is good, and doeth
good which are evil; and thou hast tried ever is commanded by the God of them which say they are apostles, heaven, let it be diligently done for and are not, and hast found them the house of the God of heaven : liars. Ver. 14. But 'I have a few.
for why should there be wrath things against thee, because thou against the realm of the king and hast there them that hold the doc his sons ? Ver. 25. And thou, Ezra, trine of Balaam, who taught Balac after the wisdom of thy God that to cast a stumbling-block before is in thine hand, set magistrates and the children of Israel, to eat things judges, which may judge all the sacrificed unto idols, and to com.
people that are beyond the river, mit fornication.
Ver. 15. So hast all such as know the laws of thy thou also them that hold the doc
God; and teach ye them that know trine of the Nicolaitanes, which
Ver, 26. And whosothing I hate. Ver, 20. Notwith ever will not do the law of thy standing, I have a few things God, and the law of the king, let against thee, because thou sufferest judgment be executed speedily upthat woman Jezebel, which calleth on him, whether it be unto death, herself a prophetess, to teach and
or to banishment, or to confiscaa to seduce my servants to commit tion of goods, or to imprisonment. fornication, and to eat things sacri
Ver. 27. Blessed be the Lord God ficed unto idols. Rev. ii. 9. Be
of our fathers, which hath put such hold, I will make them of the
a thing as this in the king's heart, synagogue of Satan, which say they
to beautify the house of the Lord are Jews, and are not, but do lie ;
which is in Jerusalem : Ver. 28. behold, I will make them to come
And hath extended mercy unto me and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
before the king and his counsellors,
and before all the king's mighty (Deut
. xii, 6. to the 12th.] princes; and I was strengthened, as Rom. xiii. 3. For rulers are not a
the hand of the Lord my God was terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid
upon me, and I gathered together
out of Israel chief men to go up of the power? do that which is with me. Rey xvii. 12. And the good, and thou shalt have praise of
ten horns which thou sawest are the same: Ver. 4. For he is the
ten kings, which have received no minister of God to thee for good. kingdom as yet ; but receive power But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid ; for he beareth not the
as kings one hour with the beast.
Ver. 16. And the ten horns which sword in vain : for he is the mini
thou sawest upon the beast, these ster of God, a revenger to execute
shall hate the whore, and shall With 2 John, verses 10, 11. [See
make her desolate and naked, and in letter 9.] Ezra vii, 23. Whatso
shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. Ver. 15. For God hath F 2
good unto all; and is therefore to be feared, loved, praised, called upon, trusted in, and served, with all the heart,
put in their hearts to fulfil his will, had ordained to burn incense in the and to agree, and to give their high places in the cities of Judah, kingdom unto the beast, until the and in the places round about Jewords of God shall be fulfilled. rusalem; them also that burnt inNeh. xiii. 15. In those days saw I cense unto Baal, to the sun, and to in Judah sonte treading wine-presses the moon, and to the planets, and on the sabbath, and bringing in to all the host of heaven. Ver, 6. sheaves, and lading asses; as also And he brought out the grove from wine, grapes, and figs, and all man the house of the Lord, without ner of burdens, which they brought Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, into Jerusalem on the sabbath-day: and burnt it at the brook Kidron, and I testified against them in the day and stamped it snall to powder, wherein they sold victuals. Ver. 17. and cast the powder thereof upon Then I contended with the nobles
the graves of the children of the of Judah, and said unto them, What people. Ver.
Nevertheless, the evil thing is this that ye do, and priests of the high places came not profane the sabbath-day? Ver. 21. rip to the altar of the Lord in Je. Then I testified against them, and rusalem, but they did eat of the said unto them, Why lodge ye
unleavened bread among their breabout the wall ? If ye do so again,
thren. Ver. 20. And he slew all I will lay hands on you. From the priests of the high places that that time forth came they no more
were there upon the altars, and on the sabbath. Ver, 22. And I hurnt men's bones upon them, and commanded the Levites, that they returned to Jerusalem.
Ver. 21. should cleanse themselves, and that
And the king commanded all the they should come and keep the people, saying, Keep the passover gates, to sanctify the sabbath-day. unto the Lord your God, as it is Remember me, my God, con
written in the book of this covenant. cerning this also, and spare me
2 Chron. xxxiv. 33. And Josiah took according to the greatness of thy
away all the abominations out of all mercy.
Ver. 26. And I contended the countries that pertained to the with them, and cursed them, and
children of Israel, and made all that smote certain of them, and płucked off their hair, and made then swear
were present in Israel to serve, even
to serve the Lord their God. And by God, saying, Ye shall not give
all his days they departed not from your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons,
following the Lord, the God of their fathers.
2 Chron. xv. 12. or for yourselves. Ver. 30. Thus cleansed I them from all strangers,
And they entered into a covenant
'to seek the Lord God of their faand appointed the wards of the
thers with all their heart, and with priests and the Levites, every one in his business.
all their soul; Ver. 13. That who2 Kings xxiii. 5. And he put down the idolatrous
soever would not seek the Lord
God of Israel should be put to priests, whom the kings. of Judah death, whether small or great, wher