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no man, neither accuse any falsely ; | marry her that is divorced commitand be content with your wages. teth adultery,

6: 27. But I say unto you which Mark 10: 2. The Pharisees askhear, Love your enemies, do good ed him, Is it lawful for a man to put to them which hate you, bless them away his wife ? tempting him. And that curse you, and pray for them he answered, What did Moses comwhich despitefully use you. And mand you ? And they said, Moses unto him that smiteth thee on the suffered to write a bill of divorceone cheek, offer also the other; and ment, and to put her away. And him that taketh away thy cloak, for- | Jesus answered and said unto them, bid not to take thy coat also. Give For the hardness of your heart he to every man that asketh of thee; gave you this precept'; but from the and of him that taketh away thy beginning of the creation God made goods, ask them not again. And as them male and female. For this ye would that men should do to you, cause shall a man leave his father do ye also to them likewise. For if and his mother and shall cleave ye love them which love you, what unto his wife. And they twain thank have ye? for sinners also love shall be one fesh. (Gen. 2: 24.) So those that love them. And if ye do then they are no more twain but good to them which do good to you, one flesh. What, therefore, God what thank have ye? for sinners hath joined together, let not man also do even the same. And if ye put asunder. And in the house the lend to them of whom ye hope to disciples asked him again of the receive, what thank have ye? for

And he saith unto sinners also lend to sinners, to re- | them, Whosoever shall put away ceive as much again. But love ye his wife, and marry another, comyour enemies, and do good, and mitteth adultery against her. And lend, hoping for nothing again ; and if a woman shall put away her husyour reward shall be great, and ye band, and be married to another, shall be the children of the Highest ; she committeth adultery. (Luke for he is kind unto the unthankful | 16: 13. Mat. 19: 3.) and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

§ 8. HONESTY.

Mark 10: 19. Do not steal. De§ 7. MALE AND FEMALE.

fraud not. Mat. 5: 27.

1 Cor. 6: 8. Ye do wrong, and Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Know ye not that the uprighteous

defraud, and that your brethren. Thou shalt not commit adultery : shall not inherit the kingdom of but I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after God? Be not deceived; neither forher, hath committed adultery with nicators,.. nor thieves, nor covetous

shall inherit the kingdom of God. her already in his heart.

1 T'hes. 4: 6. That no man go right eye offend thee pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profit beyond and defraud his brother in able for thee, that one of thy mem

any matter; because that the Lord bers perish, and not that thy whole is the avenger of all such ; as we body should be cast into hell. And also have forewarned you and testi

fied. if thy right hand offend thee cut it

EPH. 4: 28. Let him that stole off and cast it from thee; for it is

steal no more, profitable for thee that one of thy

Mat. 15: 19. Out of the heart promembers perish, and not that thy

ceed... thefts;... these defile a man. whole body be cast into hell. It hath been said, whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement; but I say $ 9. GOVERNMENT OF THE TONGUE. unto you that whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause Mat. 12: 37. By thy words shalt of fornication, causeth her to com- thou be justified, and by thy words init adultery. And whosoever shall / shalt thou he condemned.

If thy

man.

ment.

15: 18. 'The things that proceed 1 songs, singing and making melody out of the mouth, these come forth in your heart to the Lord, giving from the heart and defile the man, thanks always for all things unto for out of the heart proceed evil God and the Father, in the name of thoughts,.... false witness, blas- our Lord Jesus Christ. phemy.

Phil. 1: 27. Let your conversaJAMES 3: 6. The tongue is a fire; tion be as it becometh the gospel of a world of iniquity; it defileth the Christ. whole body.

Cor. 4: 5. Walk in wisdom toEPH, 4: 31. Let all bitterness.. ward them that are without, redeemand evil speaking be put from you. ing the time. Let your speech be Titus 3 : 2. Speak evil of no always with grace, seasoned with

salt, that ye may know how ye ought 1 PETER 3: 10. He that will love to answer every inan. life and see good days, let him re- Mat. 12: 36. For every idle word frain his tongue from evil.

that men shall speak, they shall give JAMES 1: 26. If any man among account thereof, in the day of judgyou seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, that man's religion is vain.

T JAMES 3: 2. If any man offend 1 Cor. 6: 10. Revilers ... shall not in word, the same is a perfect not inherit the kingdom of God. man, and able also to bridle the

James 4: 11. Speak not evil one whole body. Behold, we put bits in of another, brethren. He that speak- the horses' mouths, that they may eth evil of his brother and judgeth obey us; and we turn about their his brother, speaketh evil of the whole body. Behold also the ships, law and judgeth the law; but if which, though they be so great, and thou judge the law, thou art not a are driven of fierce winds, yet are doer of the law, but a judge. There they turned about with a very small is one lawgiver, who is able to save helm, whithersoever the governor and to destroy ; who art' thou that listeth. Even so the tongue is a litjudgest another ?

tle member, and boasteth great Col. 3: 8. Put off... blasphemy, things. Behold, how great a matter filthy communication out of your

a little fire kindleth! And the tongue mouth.

is a fire, a world of iniquity! So is 1 Tim. 1: 4. Neither give heed the tongue among our members, that to fables, which minister questions, it defileth the whole body, and setrather than godly edifying.

teth on fire the course of nature ; JAMES 3: 10. Out of the same and it is set on fire of hell. For mouth proceedeth blessing and curs- every kind of beasts, and of birds, ing; these things ought not so to be. and of serpents, and of things in

Gal. 5: 15. If ye bite and de- the sea, is tamed, and hath been vour one another, take heed that ye tamed, of mankind: but the tongue be not consumed one of another. can no man tame; it is an unruly

Eph. 4: 25. Wherefore putting evil, full of deadly poison. Thereaway lying, speak every man truth with bless we God, even the Father ; with his neighbor: for we are mem- and therewith curse we men, which bers one of another. Be ye angry are made after the similitude of God. and sin not: Jet not the sun go down Out of the same mouth proceedeth upon your wrath ; neither give place blessing and cursing. My brethren, to the devil. -- 29. Let no corrupt these things ought not so to be. communication proceed out of your Doth a fountain send forth at the mouth, but that which is good to same place sweet water and bitter? the use of edifying, that it may min- Can the fig-tree, my brethren, bear ister grace unto the hearers. - 31. olive-berries? either a vine, figs? so Let all bitterness, and wrath, and can no fountain both yield salt water anger, and clamor, and evil speak- and fresh. Who is a wise man ing, be put away from you, with all and endued with knowledge among malice.

you? let him show out of a good 5: 18. But be filled with the conversation his works with meekSpirit ; speaking to yourselves in ness of wisdom. But if ye have psalms, and hymns, and spiritual | bitter envying and strife in your

eat.

hearts, glory not, and lie not against measure that ye meet withal, it shall the truth. This wisdom descendeth be measured unto you again. not from above, but is earthly, sen- 1 Cor. 5: 11. Do not keep comsual, devilish. For where envying pany, if any one that is called a and strife is, there is confusion, and brother be... covetous ... no not to every evil work.

Col. 3: 5. Mortify your members ... covetousness, which is idol

atry. § 10. PROPERTY.

ÉPH. 5: 5. No covetous man hath

any inheritance in the kingdom of Mat. 5. 42. Give to him that Christ and of God. asketh of thee, and from him that LUKE 12 : 13. And one of the would borrow of thee turn not thou company said unto him, Master, away.

speak to my brother that he divide 22: 21. Render unto Cæsar the the inheritance with me. And he things that are Cæsar's, and unto said unto him, Man, who made me a God the things that are God's. judge or a divider over you? And

LUKE 3: 11. He that hath two he said unto them, Take heed and coats, let him impart to him that beware of covetousness; for a man's hath none; and he that hath meat, life consisteth not in the abundance let him do likewise.

of the things which he possesseth. 6: 31. As ye would that men (Parable of the rich miser. 12: 16.) should do to you, do ye also to them, [See Christian Duties.] likewise. — 33. If ye do good to Acts 2: 44. All that believed them which do good to you, what were together, and had all things thank have ye? for sinners also do

common,

and sold their possessions even the same. Do good and lend... and goods, and parted them to all hoping for nothing again, and your men, as every man had need. reward shall be great, and ye shall 1 Tim. 5: 8. If any provide not be called the children of the High- for his own, specially for those of est. -38. Give and it shall be his own house, he hath denied the given unto you... for with the same faith and is worse than an infidel.

FOURTH GENERAL TOPIC.

MAN AND HIS CHARACTER.

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CHAPTER I.

1: 27. So God created man in his

own image, in the image of God HIS ORIGINAL CHARACTER. created he him; male and female

created he them. And God blessed § 1. HIS BODY.

them, and God said unto them, Be

fruitful, and multiply, and replenish Gen. 2: 7. And the LORD God the earth, and subdue it: and have formed man of the dust of the ground, dominion over the fish of the sea, and breathed into his nostrils the and over the fowl of the air, and breath of life; and man became a over every living thing that moveth living soul.

upon the earth. And God said, Behold I have given you every herb died and was buried; and in hell he bearing seed, which is upon the face lifted up his eyes, being in torments. of all the earth, and every tree, in 23:43. To-day shalt thou be with the which is the fruit of a tree yield-me in Paradise. ing seed; to you it shall be for meat. 2 Cor. 5: 6. While we are at

home in the body, we are absent from the Lord. We are confident I say,

and willing rather to be absent from § 2. HIS SOUL.

the body, and to be present with the

Lord.
I. A Spirit.

Acts 7: 59. They stoned Ste

phen, calling upon God and saying, Gen. 1: 26. And God said, Let Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. us make man in our image, after our

[See Future State.] likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over

II. Immortal. the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and 2 Tim. 1: 10. Our Savior Jesus over every creeping thing that creep-Christ ... hath brought life and imeth upon the earth.

mortality to light through the gospel. 25: 8. Abraham gave up the 1 Cor. 15: 53. This corruptighost, and was gathered unto his ble must put on incorruption, and people.

this mortal, immortality. Ps. 31: 5. Into thy hand I com- Rom. 2: 7. God will render to mend my spirit.

them who ... seek for glory, honor, Isa. 31: 3. The Egyptians are and immortality, eternal life. ; men, and not God; and their horses Mat. 25: 46. The righteous shall flesh and not spirit.

go into life eternal. Ps. 19: 7. The law of the LORD MARK 3: 29. He that shall blasis perfeet, converting the soul.

pheme against the Holy Ghost, hath 106: 15. God granted their re- never forgiveness; but is in danger quest; but sent leanness into their of eternal damnation. soul.

John 10: 27. My sheep hear my 16: 10. Thou wilt not leave my voice, and ... I give unto them etersoul in hell.

nal life. And they shall never perish. Mar. 10: 28. Fear not them

[See Future State.] which kill the body: but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

§ 3. ORIGINAL PROBATIONARY MORAL JAMES 5: 20. He that converteth a sinner from the error of his ways, shall save a soul from death; and

Gen. 1: 31. And God saw every hide a multitude of sins.

thing that he had made, and behold LUKE 12: 20. This night thy soul it was very good. shall be required of thee.

2: 15. God took the man and put MAT. 16: 26. What is a man him into the garden of Eden, to dress profited if he shall gain the whole it and to keep it. And the LORD world, and lose his own soul? God commanded the man saying,

Rev. 6: 9. I saw under the altar, Of every tree of the garden thou the souls of them that were slain for mayest freely eat; but of the tree of the word of God.

the knowledge of good and evil, thou 20: 4. I saw the souls of them shalt not eat of it; for in the day that were beheaded for the witness thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely of Jesus.

die. Mat. 22: 32. I am the God of Eccl. 7: 29. God made man Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and upright. the God of Jacob. God is not the Gen. 1: 27. So God created man God of the dead, but of the living. in his own image ; in the image of

LUKE 16: 22. The beggar died, God created he them. and was carried by angels into Abraham's bosom. The rich man also

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CHARACTER.

CHAPTER II.

thou art cursed above all cattle, and

above every beast of the field ; upon THE APOSTACY.

thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt Temptation,

thou eat all the days of thy life: and I Gen. 3: 1. Now the serpent was

will put enmity between thee and the more subtle than any beast of the woman, and between thy seed and field which the LORD God had made. and thou shalt bruise his heel. Unto

her seed; it shall bruise thy head, And he said unto the woman, Yea, the woman he said, I will greatly hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the multiply thy sorrow and thy concepwoman said unto the serpent, We tion; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth may eat of the fruit of the trees of

children; and thy desire shall be to the garden: but of the fruit of the thy husband, and he shall rule over tree which is in the midst of the gar

thee. And unto Adam he said, Be

cause thou hast hearkened unto the den, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of ye die. And the serpent said unto

the tree, of which I commanded thee, for God doth know that in the day in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the the woman, Ye shall not surely die: saying, Thou shalt not eat of it?

cursed is the ground for thy sake; ye eat thereof, then your eyes shail be opened, and ye shall be as gods, thistles shall it bring forth to thee;

days of thy life; thorns also and knowing good and evil.

and thou shalt eat the herb of the Transgression.

field; in the sweat of thy face And when the woman saw that the shalt thou eat bread, till thou retree was good for food, and that it was turn unto the ground; for out of it pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be

wast thou taken: for dust thou art, desired to make one wise, she took and unto dust shalt thou return. of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and

Execution. gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of

22. And the LORD God said, Bethem both were opened, and they hold, the man is become as one of us, knew that they were naked; and they he put forth his hand, and take also

to know good and evil: and now, lést sewed fig-leaves together, and made the voice of the Lord God walking him forth from the garden of Eden to themselves aprons. And they heard of the tree of life, and eat, and live

forever: therefore the LORD God sent in the garden in the cool of the day: till the ground from whence he was and Adam and his wife hid them

taken.
selves from the presence of the LORD
God amongst the trees of the garden.
Detection.

CHAPTER HI.
And the LORD God called unto
Adam, and said unto him, Where

APOSTACY. art thou?

And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid,

§ 1. DISOBEDIENCE UNIPERSAL. because I was naked: and I hid myself. And He said, Who told thee

Rom. 5: 12. By one

man sin that thou wast naked? Hast thou entered into the world and death by eaten of the tree, whereof I com- sin, and so death passed upon all manded thee that thou shouldst not men, for that all have sinned. – 19. eat? And the man said, The woman, By one man's disobedience many whom thou gavest to be with me, were made sinners. he gave me of the tree, and I did

Deut. 9: 4. Speak not thou in eat.

And the Lord God said unto thine heart, after that the Lord thy the woman, What is this that thou God hath cast them out from before hast done? And the woman said, thee, saying, For my righteousness The serpent beguiled me, and I did the Lord hath brought me in to

MORAL CHARACTER AFTER THE

possess this land: but for the wickSentence.

edness of these nations, the LORD And the Lord God said unto the doth drive them out from before serpent, Because thou hast done this, I thee, Not for thy righteousness, or

eat.

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