relling atv, curious prying intow, and misapplying of God's decrees x, and providencesy: misinterpreting z, misapplying a, or any way perverting the word, or any part of it b, to profane jestsc, curious and unprofitable questions, vain

jangv Rom. ix. 14. What shall we say z Mat. v. 21. to the end. (See then? Is there unrighteousness with Quest. 99. letter o.) God? God forbid. v. 19. Thou wilt a Ezek, xiii, 22. Because with lies say then unto me, Why doth he yet ye have made the heart of the righfind fault? for who hath refilted his

teous fad, whom I have not made will? v. 20. Nay, but, О man, who fad, and strengthened the hands of art thou that repliest against God? the wicked, that he lhould not refhall the thing formed say to him turn from his wicked way, by prothat forned it, Why halt thou made mising him life. me thus?

b 2 Pet, iii. 16. As also in all his w Deut. xxix, 29. The secret epistles, speaking in them of these things belong unto the Lord our things: in which are some things God, but thote things which are re hard to be understood, which they vealed belong unto us and to our that are unlearned and unstable children for ever, that we may do wrest, as they do also the other all the words of this law.

fcriptures, unto their own destrucRom. iii. 5. But if our unrigh- tion. Mat. xxii. 24. to the 31. Sayteousness commend the righteoul- ing, Master, Mofes faid, if a man ness of God, what shall we fay? is die, having no children, his brother God unrighteous who taketh ven shall


his wife, and raise up geance? I speak as a man. v.7. For feed unto his brother, v. 25. Now if the truth of God hath more a there were with us feven brethren, bounded through my lie unto his and the first-v.28. Therefore in the glory, why yet am I also judged as resurrection, whose wife shall she be 'a sinner? Rom. vi. 1. What shall we of the seven? for they all had her. tay then? fhall we continue in fin, 'v.29. Jesus answered and said unto that grace may abound? God for them, ye do err, not knowing the bid.

fcriptures, nor the power of God, , Eccl, viii. 11. Because sentence v. 30. For in the resurrectionagainst an evil work is not executed Ć Ifa. xxii. 13. And behold, joy speedily; therefore the heart of the and gladness, slaying oxen and kilfons of men is fully set in them to ling iheep, eating Aleth, and drinking do evil. Eccl. ix. 3. This is an evil wine; let us eat and drink, for toamong all things that are done un. morrow we shall die. Jer. xliii. 34. der the sun, that there is one event And as for the prophet, and the unto all : Yea, also the heart of the priest, and the people that shall say, fons of men is full of evil, and mad. The burden of the Lord, I will even ness is in their heart while they live, punish that man and his house. v. and after that, they go to the dead. 36. And the burden of the Lord Psal. xxxix, throughout. I said, I ihall ye mention no more: for every will take heed to my ways, that I man's word lhall be his burden; for hp not with ny tongue.

Je have perverted the words of the

janglings, or the maintaining of false doctrines d; abusing: it, the creatures, or any thing contained under the name of God, to charmse, or finful lusts and practicesf; the maliga

ing, living God, of the Lord of hosts our server of times, or an inchanter, or God. v. 38. But sith ye say, The a witch, v. 11. or a charmer, or a burden of the Lord; therefore thus consulter with familiar spirits, or a faith the Lord, Because you say this wizard, or a necromancer, v. 12. word, The burden of the Lord, and for all that do these things are an I have sent unto you saying, Ye shall abomination unto the Lord, &c. not say, the burden of the Lord. A&s xix. 13. Then certain of the va

di Tim. i. 4. Neither give heed gabond Jews, exorcists, took upon to fables, and endless genealogies, them to call over them who had ewhich minister questions rather than vil spirits, the name of the Lord Jegodly edifying, which is in faith: sofus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus do. v. 6. From which (faith) some whom Paul preacheth. having swerved, have turned aside f 2 Tim. vi. 3. For the time will unto vain jangling; v.7. desiring to come when they will not endure be teachers of the law,understanding sound doctrine; but after their own neither what they say, nor whereof lusts shall they heap to themselves they affirm. 1 Tim. vi. 4. He is teachers, having itching ears. v.4. proud, knowing nothing, but dot. And they shall turn away their ears ing about questions and strifes of from the truth, and shall be turned words, whereof cometh envy, strife, unto fables. Rom. xiii. 13. Let us railings evil surmisings, v. 5. per- walk honestly as in the day; not verse disputings of men of corrupt in rioting and drunkenness, not in minds, and destitute of the truth, chambering and wantonness, not in suppoling that gain is godliness: strife and envying. v. 14. But put from such withdraw thyself. v. 20. ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and O Timothy,keep that which is com- make not provision for the flesh, to mitted tothy trust, avoiding profane fulfil the lufts thereof. i Kings xxi, and vain bablings, and oppofitions 9. And the wrote in the letters, say. of science, falsely so called. 2 Tim. ing, proclaim a fast, and set Naboth ii. 14. Of these things put them in on high among the people: v. 10. remembrance, charging them be and set two men, sons of Belial, before the Lord, that they ftrive not fore him, to bear witness against about words, to no profit, but to the him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme subverting of the hearers. Tit. iii. God and the king: and then carry 9. But avoid foolish questions, and him out, and stone him that he may. genealogies, and contentions and die. Jude 4. For there are certain Itrivings about the law; for they are men crept in unawares, who were unprofitable, and vain.

before of old ordained to this con© Deut. xviii. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. demnation, ungodly men, turning There shall not be found among you the grace of our God into lafcivi. any one that maketh his son or his

ousness, and denying the only Lord daughter to pass through the fire, God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. or that useth divination, or an ob


ingg, scorningh, revilingi, or any wise opposing of God's truth, grace, and waysk; making profession of religion in hypocrisy, or for finister ends l; being alhamed of


& Acts xiii. 45. But when the Jews verse were hardened, and believed saw the multitudes, they.were filled not, but spake evil of that way

bewith envy, and spake against those fore the multitude,he departed from things which were spoken by Paul, them, and separated the disciples, contradicting and blaspheming. I disputing daily in the school of one Jobn iii. 12. Not as Cain, who was Tyrannus. 1 Theff. ii. 16. Forbidof that wicked one, and flew his bro- ding us to speak to the Gentiles, ther: and wherefore flew he him that they might be saved, to fill up because his own works were evil, their fins alway: for the wrath is and his brother's righteous, come upon them to the uttermost.

b Pfal.i. 1. Blessed is the man that Heb. x. 29. Of how much forer puwalketh not in the counsel of the nilhment, suppose ye, shall he be ungodly, nor ftandeth in the way thought worthy, who hath trodden of finners, nor sitteth in the seat of under foot the Son of God, and hath the scornful. 2 Pet. iii. 3. Knowing counted the blood of the covenant this first, that there shall come in wherewith he was fanctified, an unthe last days scoffers, walking after holy thing, and hath done despight their own luits.

unto the Spirit of grace? i 1 Pet. iy. 4. Wherein they think 1 2 Tim. iii. 5. Having a form of it strange that you run not with godliness, but denying the power them to the same excess of riot, thereof; from such turn xway. Mat, speaking evil of you.

xiii. 14. Wo unto you scribes and k Acts xiíi. 45. But when the Jews Pharisees, hypocrites; for. ye devour saw the multitudes, they were filled widows houses, and for a pretence with envy, and spake against those make long prayers ; therefore ye things which were spoken by Paul, Thall receive the greater damnation, contradicting and blaspheming. v. Mat, vi. 1. Take heed that ye do not 46. Then Paul and Barnabas wax your

alms before men, to be seen of ed bold, and said, It was necessary them: otherwise you have no rethat the word of God should first ward of your Father who is in heahave been spoken to you: but seeing ven. v. 2. Therefore when thou dost ye put it from you, and judge your thine alms, do not found a trumpet selves unworthy of everlasting life,' before thee, as the hypocrites do, in lo, we turn to the Gentiles, v. 50, the fynagogues, and in the streets, But the Jews stirred up the devout that they may have glory of men. and honourable women, and the Verily I say unto you, they have chief men of the city, and raised per. their reward. v.5. And when thou • secution against Paul and Barna- prayest, thou shalt not be as the hybas, and expelled them out of their pocrites are: for they love to pray coasts. Aetsiv. 18. And they called standing in the fynagogues, and in them, and commanded them not to the corners of the streets, that they fpeak at all, nor teach in the name may be seen of men. Verily I say of Jesus, Acts xix. 9. But when die unto you, they have their reward.



it m, or a shame to it, by uncomfortablen, unwiseo, unfruit, fulp and offensive walking q, or backliding from itr.

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

A. The reasons apnexed to the third commandment, in these words, (The Lord thy God,) (For the Lord will not hold him guilaless that taketh his name in vains, are, because he is the Lord and our God, therefore his name is not to be profaned or any way abused by ust; especially because he

will V. 16. Moreover, when ye fast, be I looked that it should bring forth not as the hypocrites, of a fad coun- grapes, brought it forth wild grapes? tenance: for they disfigure their fa 2 Peț. i. 8. For if these things be in ces, that they may appear

unto you, and abound, they make you to fast. Verily I say unto you, they that ye shall neither be barren, nor have their reward.

unfruitful in the knowledge of our m Mark viii. 38. Whosoever there- Lord Jesus Christ. v.9. But he that fore shall be ashamed of me, and of lacketh these things, is blind, and iny words, in this adulterous and cannot see far off, and hath forgotfinful generation, of him also shall' ten that he was purged from his old the Son of man be ashamed, when fins. he cometh in the glory of his Fa

q Rom. ii.


Thou that makest ther, with the holy angels. thy boast of the law, through break

in Pfal. lxxiii. 14. For all the day ing the law dishonourelt thou God? long have I been plagued, and chast For the name of God is blafned every morning: v. 15. If I say, phemed among the Gentiles, thro’ I will speak thus: behold, I should you, as it is written, offend against the generation of thy Gał, iii. 1. O foolish Galatians, children.

who hath bewitched you, that you o i Cor. vi. 5. I speak to your should not obey the truth, before shame, Is it fo that there is not a whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been wise man amongst you? no not one evidently set forth, crucified among that shall be able to judge between you? v. 3. Are ye so foolish? have his brethren? v. 6. But brother go- ing begun in the Spirit, are ye now eth to law with brother, and that made perfect by the flesh? Heb. vi. before the unbelievers. Eph. v. 15. 6. If they shall fall away, to renew See then that ye walk circumspect them again unto repentance : seeing ly, not as fools, but as wise. v. 16. they crucify to themselves the Son Redeeming the time, because the of God' afresh, and put him to åp days are evil. v. 17. Wherefore be open shame. ye not unwise, but understanding 114. Exod. xx. 7. what the will of the Lord is,

i Lev. xix. 12. And ye shall not 4. What could have been swear by my name falsely, neither done more to my vineyard, that I Thalt thou profane the name of thy have not done in it? Wherefore when God: I am the Lord,


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will be so far from acquitting and sparing the transgressors of this commandment, as that he will not fuffer them to escape his righteous judgment v, albeit many such escape the censures and punifhments of men w.

Q. 115. Which is the fourth commandment?

A. The fourth commandment is, Remember the Sabbathday to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour and do alt 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 fon, nor thy daughter, thy man.fervant, nor thy maid-sera vant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates.

For v Ezek. xxxvi. 21. But I had pity he unto me, This is the curse that formine holy name, which the house goeth forth over the face of the of Israel had profaned among the whole earth: for every one that stealheathen whither they went. v. 22. eth shall be cut off as on this side, acTherefore fay unto the house of If- cording to it: and every one that rael, thus faith the Lord God, I do fweareth, shall be cut off, as on that not this for your fakes, O house of fide, according to it. v. 4. I will Israel, but for mine holy name's bring it forth, faith the Lord of fake, which ye have profaned among liosts, and it ihall enter into the the heathen, whither ye went. v. house of the thief, and into the house 23. And I will fanctify my great

of him that sweareth falsely by my name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profan w i Sam. ï. 12. Now the sons of ed in the midst of them; and the hea Eli were sons of Belial, they knew then shall know that I am the Lord, not the Lord. v.17. Wherefore the faith the Lord God, when I thall be sin of the young men was very great fanctified in you, before their eyes. before the Lord: for inerrabhorred Deut. xxvii. 58. Ifthou wilt not ob- the offering of thre Lord. v. 22. Now serve to do all the words of this law Eli was very old, and heard all that that are written in this book, that his fons did unto all Israel, and how thou mayest fear this glorious and they lay with the women, that affearful name, THE LORD THYGOD; sembled at the door of the tabernacle V.59. Then the Lord will make thy of the congregation. v. 24. Nay, my plagues wonderful, and the plagues fons: for it is no good report that I of thy feed, even great plagues, and hear; ye make the Lord's people to of long continuance, and fore fick- transgress. Compared with Sam. nesses, and of long continuance. iii. 13. For I have told him, that I Zech. v. 2. And he faid unto me, will judge his house for ever, for the What feest thou and I answered, I iniquity which he knoweth : because fee a flying roll, the length thereof his fons made themselves vile, and is twenty cubits, and the breadth he restrained them not. thereof ten cubits. v. 3. Then said



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