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suggestions b; making men the lords of our faith_and code science c; slighting and despising God, and his commands di refitting and grieving of his spirite, discontent and impatience at his dispensations, charging him foolishly for the evils he inflicts on usf: and ascribing the praise of any good we either are, have, or can do, to fortune g, idols h, our
felves, inquired not of the Lord: therefore fPfal. Ixxiii. 2. But as for me, my he flew him, and turned the king- feet were almost gone: my steps had dom unto David the son of Jesse. well nigholipt. v. iii. For I was en
b Acts v. 3. But Peter said, Ana- vious at the foolish; when I saw the nias, why hath Satan filled thine prosperity of the wicked. v. 13. heart, to lie to the Holy Ghost, and Verily I have cleansed my heart in to keep back part of the price of the vain, and washed my hands in innoland ?
cency. v. 14. For all the day long cCor.i. 24. Not for that we have have I been plagued, and chastened dominion over your faith, but are every morning. v. 15. If I say I will helpers of your joy: for by faith ye speak thus: behold, I should offend stand. Mat, xxiii. 9. Andcallno man against the generation of thy childyour father upon
carth; for one is ren. v. 22. So foolish was I, andigyour Father who is in heaven. norant: I was as a beast before thec.
d Deut. xxxü. 15. But Jeshurun Job i. 22. In all this Job sinned not, waxed fat, and kicked: thou art wax- nor charged God foolishly. ed fat, thou art grown thick: thou f 1 Sam.vi.7. Now therefore make art covered with fatness; then he a new cart, and take two milch-kine forsook God who made him, and on which there hath come no yoke, lightly esteemed the rock of his fal- and tie the kine to the cart, and vation. 2 Sam. xii.'9. Wherefore bring their calves home from them: hast thou despised the command v. 8. And take the ark of the Lord, ment of the Lord, to do evil in his and lay it upon the cart, and put fight? thou hast killed Uriah the the jewels of gold which ye return Hittite with the sword, and haft him for a trespass-offering, in a coftaken his wife to be thy wife, and fer by the side thereof, and send it hast slain him with the sword of away, that it may go. v. 9. And see the children of Ammon. Prov. xiii. if it goeth up by the way of his own 13. Whoso despiseth the word, shall coast to Bethshemesh, then he hath be destroyed: but he that feareth done us this great evil: but if not, the commandment, shall be reward. then we shall know that it is not his ed.
hand that smote us; it was a chance e Acts vii. 51. Ye stiff-necked and that happened to us. uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye h Dan.v.23. But hast lifted up thy do always resist the Holy Ghoft: as self against the Lord of heaven, and your fathers did, fo do ye. Eph.iv. they have brought the vessels of his 30. And grieve not the Holy Spirit house before thee, and thou and thy of God, whereby ye are sealed unto lords, thy wives and thy concubines the day of redemptioni.
have drunk wine in them, and chou
selves i, or any other creature k.
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 l: as also perfuade us to do as in his fight, whatever we do in his service m.
Q. 107. Which is the second commandment?
A. The secand 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 I the Lord thy God am a jealous
God, bast praised the gods of filver and ward, at the gate of the altar, this gold, ofbrass, iron, wood, and stone, image of jealousy in the entry. v. 6. which see not, nor hear, nor know: He said furthermore unto me, Son and the God, in whose hand thy of man, feest thou what they do? breath is and whose are all thy ways, even the great abominations that halt thou not glorified.
the house of Israel committeth here, i Deut. viii. 17. And thou say in that I should go far off from my thine heart, my power and the sanctuary? but turn thee' yet again, might of my hand have gotten me and thou shalt see greater abominathis wealth. Dan. iv. 30. The king tions, &c. (to the end of the chapfpake, and said, Is not this great ter) Pfal, xliv. 20. If we have forBabylon that I have built for the gotten the name of our God, or house of the kingdom, by the might Itretched out our hands to a Itrange of my power, and for the honour of God: v. 21. shall not God search my majesty?
this out? for he knoweth the secrets Hab. i. 16. Therefore they fa- of the heart, crifice unto their net, and burn in m i Chron. xxviii. 9. And thou, cense unto their drag; because by Solomon my son, know thou the them their portion is fat, and their* God of thy father, and serve him meat plenteous.
with a perfect heart, and with a wil. 106.1Ezek. viii. 5. Then said he ling mind: for the Lord searcheth, unto me, Son of man, lift up thine all hearts, and understandeth all eyes now the way towards the north: the imaginations of the thoughts: fo I lift up mine eyes the way to. if thou leek him, he will be found vards the north, and behold north of thee; but if thou forsake him, he
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 n.
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 instituted in his word o; particularly prayer and thanksgiving in the name of Christ p; the reading, preaching and hearing of the wordq; the administrations and receiving of the facra
ments; will cast thee off for ever.
giving, let your requests be made 107.n Exod. xx. 4,5,6. known unto God. Eph. v. 20. Giv
108. o Deut, xxxii. 46. And he ing thanks always for all things unsaid unto them, Set your hearts un to God and the Father, in the name to all the words which I testify a of our Lord Jesus Christ. mong you this day; which
thall 9 Deut. xvii. 18. And it shall be command your children to observe when he fitteth upon the throne of to do all the words of this law. v. his kingdom, that he thall write him 47. For it is not a vain thing for a copy of this law in a book, out of you; because it is your life, and that which is before the priests the through this thing ye shall prolong Levites. v. 19. And it shall be with your days in the land whither ye go him, and he thall read therein all the over Jordan topoffefsit. Mat. xxviii. days of his life: that he may learn 20: Teaching them to observe all to fear the Lord his God, to keep things whatsoever I have command all the words of this law, and there ed you: and lo, I am with you al. statutes to do them. Acts xv. 21. way even unto the end of the world. For Moses of old time hath in eveActs ii. 42. And they continued sted. ry city them that preach him, befaitly in the apostles doctrine and ing read in the synagogues every fellowship, and in breaking of bread fabbath-day. 2 Tim. iv. 2. Preach and in prayers. 1 Tim. vi. 13. I give the word, be instant in season, out thee charge in the fight of God, of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, who quickeneth all things, and be with alllong-suffering and doctrine. fore Chrit Jesus, who before Pon- Jam, i. 21. Wherefore lay apart all tius Pilate witnessed a good confef- filthiness. and fuperfluity of naughfion; v. 14. That thou keep this tiness, and receive with meekness commandment without spot, unre the ingrafted word, which is able bukeable, until the appearing of our to save your souls. v. 22. But be ye Lord Jesus Christ.
docrs of the word, and not hearp Phil. iv. 6. Be careful for no ers only, deceiving your ownselves. thing; but in every thing by pray- Acts s. 33. Immediately therefore or and supplication, with thankf
mentsr; church government and disciplines, the ministry and maintenance thereof t; religious fasting v; swearing by the náme of God w, and vowing unto him š: as also the disap
proving i ferit to thee; and thou hast well fome, evangelifts; and fome, pastors done that thou art come. Now and teachers; v. 12. For the perfectherefore are we all here present be- ting of the faints, for the work of fore God, to hear all things that the ministry, for the edifying of the are commanded thee of God. body of Christ. 1 Tim. v. 7. Let
Mat. xxviii. 19. Go ye therefore the elders that rule well be counted and teach all nations, baptizing worthy of double honour, especialthem in the name of the Father, ly they who labour in the word and and of the Son, and of the Holy doctrine. v. 18. For the fçripture Ghost. 1 Cor. xi. from verse 23. to' faith, thou shalt nioť muzzle the ox verse 30. For I have received of the that treadeth out the corn: and; Lord, that which also I delivered The labourer' is worthy of his reunto you, That the Lord Jesus, the ward. 1 Cor. ix. 7. to :5. Who
gofame night in which he was betray- eth a warfare any time at his owni ed, took bread, &c.
charges? who planteth a vineyard, SMat. xviii. 15. Moreover, if thy and eateth not of the fruit thereof? brother shall trespass against thee, or who feedeth a fock, and eatethi go and tell him his fault between not of the milk of the flock? &c. thee and him alone: if he shall hear v Joel. ii. 12. Therefore also now thee, thou hast gained thy brother. faith the Lord, Turn ye even to me V. 16. But if he will not hear thee, with all your heart, and with fastthen take with thee one or two more, ing, and with weeping, and with that in the mouth of two or three' mourning. v. 13. And rent your witnesses every word may be estab- heart and not your garments, and lished. v. 17. And if he shall ne turn unto the Lord your God; for glect to hear them, tell it unto the he is gracious and merciful,church: but if he neglect to hear i Cor. vii. 5. Defraud' you not one the church, let him be unto thee as the other, except it be with consent an heathen man and a publican. for a time, that ye riay give yourMat. xvi. 19. And I will give unto selves to fasting and prayer; thee the keys of the kingdom of w Deut. vi. 13. Thou shalt fearthe heaven: and whatsoever thou shale Lord thy God, and serve him, and bind on earth, shall be bound in hea. fhalt swear by his name. ven: and whatsoever thou shalt x Ifa,xix. 21. And the Lord shall loofe on earth, shall be loosed in hea. be known to Egypt, and the Egypven. 1 Cor. v. chapter. i Cor. xii. tians shall know the Lord in that 28. And God hath set fome in the day, and fhall do facrifice and oblachurch, first apostles, secondarily tion, yea, they shall vow a vow unprophets, thirdly teachers, after to the Lord, and perform it. Pal. that miracles, then gifts of healings, lxxvi. 11. Vow, and pay unto the helps, governments, diversities of Lord your God; let all that be round tongues.
about him bring presents unto him 1 Eph. iv. 11. And he gave fome, that ought to be feared. apostles; and some, prophets; and
proving, detesting, opposing all false worshipy; and, according to each one's place and calling, removing it, and all monuments of idolatry z.
Q. 109. What are the sins forbidden in the second commandment?
A. The fins forbidden in the second commandment are, all devising a, counselling b, commanding c, using d, and any wise ap
provo - Acts xvii. 16. Now while Pauling, Let us go and serve other gods, waited for them at Athens, his fpi (which thou hast not known, thou, rit was itirred in him, when he saw nor thy fathers; v. 7. Namely of all the city wholly given to idola- the gods of the people who are round try. v. 17. Therefore disputed he in about you, nigh unto thee, or far the fynagogue with the Jews, and off from thee, from the one end of with the devout persons, and in the the earth, even unto the other end market daily with them that met of the earth.) v. 8. Thou shalt not with him. Pfal. xvi. 4. Their sor- - confent unto ħim, nor hearken unrows shall be multiplied, that hait to him; neither shall thine eye pity en after another god : their drink- him, neither shalt thou spare, neiofferings of blood will I not offer, ther thalt thou conceal him. nor take up their names into my lips. c Hos. v. 11. Ephraim is oppres
•z Deut. vii. 5. But thus shall ye fed and broken in judgment; bedeal with them, yelhall destroy their cause he willingly walked after the altars, and break down their ima commandment. Mic, vi. 16. For the ges, and cut down their groves, statutes of Omri are kept, and all and burn their graven images with the works of the house of Ahab, fire. Ifa. xxx. 22. Ye shall defile al- and ye walk in their counsels, that so the covering of thy graven ima- I should make thee a desolation, and ges of filver, and the ornament of the inhabitants thereof an hilling: thy molten images of gold: thou therefore ye fhall bear the reproach shalt cast them away as a menstru- of
my people. ous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, d* 1 Kings xi. 33. Because that Get thee hence.
they have forsaken me, and have 109. a Num. xv. 39. And it shall worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess. be unto you for a fringe, that ye of the Zidonians, Chemoth the god may look upon it, and remember all of the Moabites, and Milcom the the commandments of the Lord, god of the children of Ammon, and and do them: and that ye seek not have not walked in my ways to do after your own heart, and your own that which is right in mine eyes, eyes, after which ye use to go a and to keep my statutes and my whoring
judgments, as did David his father, b Deut. xii. 6. If thy brother the Kings xii. 33. So he offered upon son of thy mother, or thy son, or the altar which he had madein Beththy daughter, or the wife of thy bo- el, the fifteenth day of the eighth som, or thy friend, which is as thinc month, even in the month which he @wn soul, entice thce secretly, fay- had devised of his own heart, and