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Q. 13. Can one be prodigal in giving to the church ? ........ 374

Q. 14. May one give too much to the poor? ................ ibid.
Q. 15. May the rich lay out on conveniences, pomp, or plea-

sure, when multitudes are in deep necessities ? ............ ibid.

Directions against Prodigality ..........

....... 375

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ibid.

Cases and Directions about Trusts and Secrets ............ 413

Tit. 1. Cases of Conscience about Trusts and Secrets : ........ ibid.

Q. 1. How must we not put our trust in man? ............ ibid.

Q. 2. Whom to choose for a trust? ........................ ibid.

Q. 3. When may I commit a secret to another? ............ 414

Q. 4. Must I keep a secret when I am trusted with it, but

promise it not ? .......

......... ibid.

Q. 5. What if a secret be revealed to me, without a desire to

conceal it? ....

ibid.

Q. 6. What if it be against the king or state? ...............

ibid.

Q.7. What if it be against the good of a third person ? ...... ibid.

Q. 8. What if a man in debt do trust his estate with me to

defraud his creditors ? ..........

ibid.

Q.9. What if a delinquent intrust his person or estate with

me to secure it from penalty? ............................. 415

Q. 10. What if a friend intrust his estate with me to secure it

from some great taxes to the king? .................... ibid.

Q. 11. What if a man that suffereth for religion commit his

person or estate to my trust? ....... ................ ibid.

Q. 12. If a Papist or erroneous person intrust me to educate

his children in his error when he is dead, I being of his

mind, must I perform it, when I am better informed ? .... ibid.

Q. 13. What if one turn Papist, &c. after another hath com-

mitted his children to him ? ......

.......... 416

Q. 14. Must I wrong my estate to satisfy a dying friend in
taking a trust? ..............

......... ibid.
Q. 15. What if after the trust prove more to my hurt than
I could foresee ? ...

.............. ibid.

Q. 16. What if he cast the trust on me, without my promise

to accept it? ..........

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Q. 1. How can we love the godly, when none can know another

to be sincere ? .......

Q. 2. Must we love them as godly that give no account of the

time, manner, or means of their conversion ? ............ ibid.

Q. 3. What if they are so ignorant that they know not what

faith, repentance, conversion, &c. are ? ....... .......... 437

Q. 4. Must I take the visible members of the church for truly

godly? ........

438

Q. 5. Must we take all visible members equally to be godly

and lovely? .......

..... 439

Q. 6. Must we love all equally, strong and weak, that seem

sincere? ........

........... 440

Q. 7. Must we love those better that have much grace and

little useful gifts, or those that have less grace and more
profitable gifts for the church ? ............................ ibid.

Q. 8. Must we love him as godly who liveth in any heinous sin? ibid.

Q. 9. Must an excommunieate person be loved as godly or

not ? ...................................................... 441

Q. 10. Can an unsanctified man truly love a godly man? .... 442

Q. 11. Can he love him because he is godly? ............... ibid.
Q. 12. May he love a godly man because he would make him
godly? .....es

.......... ibid.

Q. 13. Doth any such love the godly more than others ?.... 443

Q. 14. Do all true Christians love all the godly that wrong
them, or differ from them ? ...........

ibid.
Q. 15. What is that love of the godly which proveth our sin-

cerity, and which no hypocrite can reach to ? ............ ibid.

Tit. 2. Directions for true Loving the children of God ..... 444 ,

Tit. 3. Motives or meditative llelps to Love the godly ........ 446

Tit. 4. The Hindrances and Enemies of Christian Love ...... 448

Tit. 5. The Counterfeits of Christian Love ................. 452

Tit. 6. Cases and Directions for intimate, special Friends .... 453

Q. 1. Is it lawful to have an earnest désire to be loved by...

others; especially by some one above all others ? ....... 'ibid.

Q. 2. Is it lawful, meet, or desirable, to entertain that exa

traordinary affection to any, which is called special friend- .

ship? or to have one endeared, intimate friend, whom we

prefer before all others ? .........

.......... 455

Q. 3. Is it meet to have more brysom friends than one ....... 456

Q. 4. Is it meet for him to choose any other bosom friend,

that hath a pious wife ? and is any so fit for this friend-

ship as a wife? ............

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