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* Let us also present our Bodies a living Sacri. fice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is our reasonable Service.
: For the Love of Christ constraineth us, who died for all; that they which live, should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for thein, and rose again.
h Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the High God? Shall I come before him with Burnt-Offerings, with Calves of a Year old? Will the Lord be pleased with Thousands of Rams, or ten Thousands of Rivers of Oil? Shall I give my First-born for my Transgression, the Fruit of my Body for the Sin of my Sool? He hath shewed thee, O Man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do juftly, and to love Mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
i The Grace of God that bringeth Salvation, hath appeared to all Men; teaching us, that deny ing Ungodliness and worldly Lusts, we should live foberly, righteously and godly in this present World.
* The Lord hath desired Mercy, and not Sacrifice; and the Knowledge of God more than Burnt-Offerings.
1 What God hath cleansed, that call not thou cominan,
m Meat commendeth us not to God. For neither if we eat, are we the better; neither if we eat not, are we the worse. For the Kingdom of
i Rom. 12. 1. g 2 Cor. 5. 14, 15. i Titus 2. 11, 12.
* Hofea 6. 6. ni Cor. 8, 8. Rom. 14. 17.
N Micah 6.6,
God is not Meat and Drink ; but Righteousness, and Peace, and Joy in the Holy Ghost. Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the Glory of God.
Whatsoever ye do in Word or Deed, do all in the Name of the Lord Jesus.
• Stand fast in the Liberty wherewith Chrift hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the Yoke of Bondage.
P The Wicked have faid, Who is Lord over us? Through the Pride of their Countenance they will not seek after God'; God is not in all their Thoughts. Thy Judgments, O Lord, are far above out of their Sight; for they say, The Lord seeth us not, the Lord hath forsaken the Earth : And None of them faith, Where is God, my Maker?
9 But they that have thus forgot or contemned God, and the Enemies of Christ, which would dot that he should reign over them, shall be turned into Hell.
Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
* Prepare your Hearts up to the Lord, and serve him only. Take heed to yourselves, that your Heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside and ferve other Gods, and worship them.
Thus faith the Lord, Thou shalt have no other Gods before me. Thou shalt know no God but me. u Turn ye not unto Idols, nor make to yourselves, molten Gods. Neither worship Idols of Gold, or Silver, or Brass, or Stone, or Wood, which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk.
Rom. 14. 17.
@ Gal. 5. 10 Pfal. 10. 4, 5.
Ezek. 8. 12. P Pfal. 12. 8, 4.
Job 35. 10. & Pfal. g. 17
Pfal. jo. iz.
Psal. 9. 17•
Exod. i Luke
Deut. n. 16. 8.
si Sam. 7. 3. 4. 20. 1, 3• Horea 13. 4. G 6
w 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. Neither shall
set up any Image, tu how down unto it; the Similitude of any Figure, the Likeness of Male or Female, the Likeness of any Beast, Fowl, Fish, or any Thing that creepeth on the Ground. For Idols are Vanity, the Work of Errors; molten Images are Wind and Confufion : And they are without Excuse, who, when they know God, worship him not as God, but change the Glory of the uncorruptible God into an Image made like to corruptible Man, and to Birds, and four-footed Beasts, and creeping Things.
* Take ye good heed unto yourselves, left ye corrupt yourselves, and left ye lift up your Eyes unto Heaven, and when ye see the Sun, and the Moon, and the Stars, even all the Host of Heaven, ye should be driven to worship them and serve them.
y If I beheld the Sun when it shined, or the Moon walking in Brightness, and my Heart hath been secretly inticed, or my Mouth has kissed my Hand: This were an Iniquity to be punished by the Judge ; for I should have denied the God that is above.
u Lev. 19.4.
Lev. 26. 1. Rev. 9. 20.
w Exod. 20. 4. Deut. 4. 16, 17, 18. Jer. 51. 18. Isa. 41. 29. Rom. 1. 20, 21,23 * Deut. 4. 15, 16, 19. y Job 31, 26, 27, 28.
z Have no Fellowship with Devils ; neither worship them, nor be partakers of the Table of Devils. For what Communion hath Light with Darkness? And what Concord hath Christ with Belial ?
· Let no Man beguile you of your Reward in a voluntary Humility, and worshipping of Angels, or Men of like Passions with you.
b Dearly beloved, flee from Idolatry; and serve the living and true God who made Heaven and Earth; and worship no other God, neither do je: Service unto them, which by Nature are no Gods; nor change the Truth of God into a Lie; nor serve the Creature more than the Creator'; for the Lord is a jealous God.
e O Lord our God, other Lords besides thee have had Dominion over us; but by thee only we will make mention of thy Naine.
For every one which separateth himself from thee, and setteth up Idols in his Heart, shall bear the Punillunent of his Iniquity.
d Ye shall not use Inchantment, nór observe Times.
• Regard not them that have familiar Spirits ; neither seek after Wizards to be defiled by them. I am the Lord
your God. f There shall not be found among you any one that useth Divination, or an Observer of Times, or an Inchanter, ora Witch, ora Charmer, or a Consulter with familiar Spirits, or a Wizard,
2 Cor. 6.
% i Cor. 10, 20. Rev. 9. 20.
1 Cor. 10. 21. * Acts 14. 15.
1 Cor. 10. 14. 14, 15. a Col. 2. 18. 1 Theff. 1. 9.
Gal. 4.8. Acts 14. 15.
Exod. 34. 14. Rom. 1. 25.
Ezek. 14. 7,
c Isa. 26. 13.
f Deut, 18. 10, 11.
or a Necromancer: For all that do these Things are an Abomination unto the Lord.
8 There shall be no more any vain Vision ; nor Lying, or flattering Divination.
h The Prophet which thall presume to speak a Word in my Name, which I have not éommanded him to speak; or that Mall speak in the Name of other Gods, even that Prophet fhall die, faith the Lord.
iWoe unto the foolish Prophets that follow their own Spirit, and have seen nothing; that prophesy out of their Hearts to flay the Souls that should not die, and to fave the Souls alive that should not live; who with Lies have made the Heart of the Righteous sad, whom the Lord hath not made fad, and strengthened the Hands of the Wicked, that he should not retlen from his wicked Way, by promising him Life.
FAITH. k Have Faith in God: For without Faith it is iinpoffible to please God.
! He that cometh to God must believe that he is; and that he is a Rewarder of them that dili. gently seek him.
m And this is his Comimandment, that we thould believe on the Name of his Son Jesus Christ; who himself hath thus said unto us, Ye believe in God, believe also in me: For he that rejectetli me, and
Ezek. 13. 7.
Deut. 18. 12.
Ezek. 120 24.
h Deut. 18. 20; 27. į Ezek 13• 3, 2, ig, 22. k Mark ul. 22.
Heb. 11. 66
1 Heb. İl: 6 m3 i Joho 3* 23. John 14. 10. John 12. 486