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ed to account, and proceeded against by the censures of the church', and by the power of the civil magistrate '.
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a Rom. i. 32. Who knowing the whereof cometh envy, strife, railjudgment of God, (that they which ings, evil surmisings Ver. 5. Per. cominit 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 : then. 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 talkers and deceivers, fornication as is not so much as especially they of the circumcision : named among the Gentiles, that Ver. 11. Whose mouths must be one should have his father's wife. stopped, who subyert 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 reed 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 iii. 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
Ver. 1S. Bit hini 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. 11. For he that if he shall neglect to hear them, biddeth him God speed is partaker tell it unto the church: but if of his evil deeds. And 2 Thess. he neglect to hear the church, let iii. 14. And if any man obey not hini be unto thee as an heathen our word by this epistle, note that man, and a publican. 1 Tim. i. 19. man, and have no company with Holding faith and a good conhim, that he may be ashamed. science; which some having put And 1 Tim. vi. 3. If any man away, concerning faith have made teach otherwise, and consent not to shipwreck : Ver. 20. Of whom is wholesome words, even the words Hymeneus and Alexander ; whom of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to I have delivered unto Satan, that the doctrine which is according to they may learn not to blaspheme. godliness; Ver. 4. He is proud, Rev. ii. 2. I know thy works, and knowing nothing, but doting about thy labour, and thy patience, and questions and strifes of words, how thou canst not bear them
CHAP. XXI. Of Religious Worship, and the Sabbath-day. THE light of nature sheweth that there is a God, who hath lordship and sovereignty over all; is good, and doeth
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 them not. 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. iii. 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 before the king and his counsellors, know that I have loved thee. and before all the king's mighty [Deut. xiii
. 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 upon me, and I gathered together evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid 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, as kings one hour with the beast. be afraid ; for he beareth not the 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 wrath upon him that doeth evil. make her desolate and naked, and With 2 John, verses 10, 11. [See shall eat her flesh, and burn her in letter 9.] Ezra vii, 23. Whatso- with fire. Ver. 17. For God hath
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 in. Neh. xiii. 15 In those days saw I cense unto Baal, to the sun, and to in Judah some 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 small 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. 9. Nevertheless, the evil thing is this that ye do, and priests of the high places came not profane the sabbath-day? Ver. 21. up 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 burnt 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, O 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. 25. 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 plucked were present in Israel to serve, even off their hair, and made theni swear 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 following the Lord, the God of take their daughters unto your sons,
their fathers. 2 Chron. xv. 12. or for yourselves. Ver. 30. Thus And they entered into a covenant cleansed I them from all strangers, 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 all their soul; Ver. 13. That whoin his business. 2 Kings xxiii. 5. soever would not seek the Lord And he put down the idolatrous God of Israel should be put to priests, whom the kings of Judah death, whether small or great, whe
and with all the soul, and with all the might. But the acceptable way of worshipping the true God is instituted by himself, and so limited by his own revealed will, that he may not be worshipped according to the imaginations
ther man or woman. Ver. 16. And his mother that begat him shall also concerning Maachah, the mo- thrust him through when he prother of Asa the king, he removed phesieth. her from being queen, because she I. a Rom. i. 20. For the invisible had made an idol in a grove : and things of him from the creation of Asa cut down her idol, and stamp- the world are clearly seen, being ed it, and burnt it at the brook understood by the things that are Kidron. Dan. iii. 29. Therefore I made, even his eternal power and make a decree, That every people, Godhead ; so that they are without nation, and language, which speak
Acts xvii. 24. God, that any thing amiss against the God of made the world, and all things Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, therein, seeing that he is Lord of shall be cut in pieces, and their heaven and earth, dwelleth not in houses shall be made a dunghill ; - 'temples made with hands. Psal. because there is no other god that cxix. 68. Thou art good, and doest can deliver after this sort. 1 Tin. good : teach me thy statutes. Jer. ii. 2. For kings, and for all that x. 7. Who would not fear thee, O are in authority; that we may lead King of nations ? for to thee doth a quiet and peaceable life in all it appertain : forasmuch as among godliness and honesty. Isa. xlix. 23. all the wise men of the nations, And kings shall be thy nursing and in all their kingdoms, there fathers, and their queens thy nurs. is none like unto thee, Psal. xxxi. 23. ing.mothers; they shall bow down o love the Lord, all ye his saints: to thee with their face toward the for the Lord preserveth the faithearth, and lick up the dust of thy ful, and plentifully rewardeth the feet, and thou shalt know that I proud doer. Psal. xviii. 3. I will am the Lord : for they shall not call upon the Lord, who is wor. be ashamed that wait for me. thy to be praised; so shall I be Zech. xiii. 2. And it shall come to saved from mine enemies. Rom. pass in that day, saith the Lord of x. 12. For there is no difference hosts, that I will cut off the names betwixt the Jew and the Greek ; of the idols out of the land, and for the same Lord over all is they shall no more be remembered: rich unto all that call upon him. and also I will cause the prophets Psal. lxii. 8. Trust in him at all and the unclean spirit to pass out times ; ye people, pour out your of the land. Ver. 3. And it shall heart before him : God is a recome to pass, that when any shall fuge for us. Josh. xxiv. 14. Now yet prophesy, then his father and therefore fear the Lord, and serve his mother that begat him shall him in sincerity and in truth, and say unto him, Thou shalt not live; put away the gods which your for thou speakest lies in the name fathers served on the other side of the Lord; and his father and of the food, and in Egypt: and
and devices of men, or the suggestions of Satan, under any visible representation, or any other way not prescribed in the holy scripture 6.
II. Religious worship is to be given to God, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; and to him alone?: not to angels, saints, or any other creatured : and, since the fall, not
serve ye the Lord. Mark xii. 33. fourth generation of them that And to love him with all the heart, hate me : Ver. 6. And shewing and with all the understanding, mercy unto thousands of them that and with all he soul, and with love me, and keep my commande all the strength, and to love his
Col. ii. 23. Which things neighbour as hin self, is
have indeed a shéw of wisdom in than all whole burnt-offerings and will-worship and humility, and sacrifices.
neglecting of the body, not in b Deut. xii. 32. What thing so- any honour to the satisfying of the ever I command you, observe to flesh. do it: thou shalt not add thereto, II. (Matth. iv. 10. (See before in nor diminish froin it. Marth. xv. 9. letter b.] With John v. 23. That But in vain they do worship me, all men should honour the Son, teaching for doctrines the conimanda even 'as they honour the Father. 'ments of
Acts xvii. 25. He that honoureth not the Son, Neither 'is worshipped with men's honoureth not the Father which hands, as though he needed any hath sent him. And 2 Cor. xiii. 14. thing, seeing he giveth to all life, The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and breath, and all things. Matth. and the love of God, and the comiv. 9. And saith unto him, All munion of the Holy Ghost, be with these things will I give thee, if you all. Amen. thou wilt fall down and worship
d Col. ii. 18. Let no man be. Ver. !0. Then saith Jesus un- guile you' of your reward, in a to him, Get thee hence, Satan : for voluntary humility, and worshipping it is written, Thou shalt worship of angels, intruding into those the Lord thy God, and him only things which he hath not
seen, shalt thou serve. (Deut. xv. to the vainly 'puffed up by his fleshly 20th Verse] Exod. XX. 4. Thou mind. Rev. xix. 10. And I fell shalt not make unto thee any at his feet to worship him ; and graven image, or any likeness of he said unto me, See thou do it any thing that is in heaven above, not; I am thy fellow-servant, and or that is in the earth beneath, or of thy brethren that have the that is in the water under the testimony of Jesus: worship 'God: earth. Ver. 5. Thou shalt not for the testimony of Jesus is the bow down thyself to them, nor spirit of prophecy. Rom. i. 25. serve them : for I the Lord thy Who changed the truth of God inGod am a jealous God, visiting to 'a lie, and worshipped and served the iniquity of the fathers upon the creature more than the Creator, the children unto the third and who is blessed for ever. Amen.