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xxfections and might; but loving our selves, our
pleasures, or profits, or credit before him; inordinate seccing our minds and affections on 0
cher chings behdes God. 9. Want of zeal and forwardnesse co promote his Glory: Lukewarmnesse, indifférency in the things of God; not sorrowing for those raigning fins whereby his honour is eclipsed. io. Noc fearing God so as to keep from any wilful of fending of him; cimorousnesse, fearing man more than God, by committing fin to shun fome outward suffering. 111. Not rejoycing in God, nor in his waies and Worships councing his waies grievous and burdensom: Apostacizing from him, forsaking his Worship and Service. 12. Presuming groundlefsely on his mercy, while we go on in any
wilful fin; or despairing ofic, so, as co neg * lect duty. 13. Uochankfulneffe for those great mercies he hath so freely bestowed up. on us ; not acknowledging them, or leccing them llip by, without any regard or notice ; being too ape co ascribe Gods blessings to our
deserts or endeavours; sacrificing to our own *net, to our own wit or parcs, not ascribing " all Glory to God. 14. Insensiblenesse un
der his judgmears, or discontent at his dispensacions ; Impacience under his Fatherly chastisements ; not accepting che punish nent of our iniquicies without murmaring or repi
“ning; not amending by his corrections, but e “ther fainring, despairing, and charging God “ foolishly. 15. Not yeelding such fincent
and universal obedience to him as we ough: oboch in heart and life. 16. Not having : “high and an adoring efteem of God, nor de " meaning our felves hambly before him, ac “córding as our vilenesle and his infiaite furpať
. Sfing excellencies do require.
« The second Commandment fhews che man. per how the true God must be worshipped, se and requires the observing and keeping pare « & entire all such religious Worship and Ordi«nances as he bab appointed in his Word. Insward Idolatry is opposed to the firft Com « mandment; outward to chis. The true Goi t is to be worshipped only in that way that he himself hach appointed : Therefore Idols « trous and supersticious Worshippers of his so he cals hacers of him; and expresses a very a fervenc zeal for his own Worship, and 3 “ vengefull indignation against all fälle Worlb " as being spiricual whoredom.
« The fins against chis Commandment are. os. All will-worship, superstition or corrupi ing the Ordinances of God by mans invent:
ons. 2. Making any Images for a religious ruse either of the true God or of falfe. 3. M: “ king any representacion of God; of all, o "any of the Three. Persons in the Trinity;
“ther inwardly in our minds, or outwardly in
any kind of Image or likenesse of any creae cure whatsoever ; er worshipping of it, or “God in it and by it. 4. Worshipping of God « any way not agreeable to his Nature, and noc “ warranted by his Word; which requires he “ should be worshipped in Spirit and Truth, “with uprightnesse and fincerity; he being a “spiricual and most pure Being, without any vi“ lible form or fhape: Therefore all formality, “ unspiricualoesse, and meer bodily Worship is that which he cannot away with..
• The third Commandment requires we < fhould honour and reverence the most holy se and glorious Name of God; and that all bis “Titles, Attributes, Ordinances, or whate
ver else he is pleafd to make known himself
by, be holily and reverently used by us. This « Commandment seems to have regard princi
pally to that which we call the common Wor? ship of God, i. c. the right carriage of our s felves for his honour in all the common affairs ss of our life ( as well as in the exercises of Re" ligion) so far forth as we have any thing to do with him therein. The fins against this Commandment are,
1.Light & irreverent using & naming the name sof God, Deut.28.58. Noc fearing this glorious “ and fearful Name, the Lord thy God. 2. Cu“ ftomary swearing, and in ordinary communi
(i cacion. 3. Swearing fallly, or perjury,
noc swearing in cruch, judgment and righte
ouldese, Fera 4.2. when lawfully called if thereunto. 4. Blasphcming. 5. Cursiag
. 6. Charms and Exorcisms. 7. Prophane 6 jefting on Scripture. 8. Unlawfal and unwarrancable yowes
. 9. Calling on God with our lips, when our hearts are far from
The fourch Commandment requires.che keeping holy to God luch set time as he bach “s appointed in his Word; exprelly one whole “ day in seven to be a Sabbach uaco che " Lord.
“The sins against chis Commandment are, “1. Not preparing for ic by taking care foto
dispacch and dispose our worldly businelles achat we may be more free and fic for the du “cies of the day. 2. Noc refting from world«c ly employments and servile works ; except
ing necessary and charicable offices comen an er beasts, to our selves, or others. 3. Neglea “of, or a careleste hearçleffe performance of the
private and publick dụcies thac concern ehe si fanctificacion of it. 4. Being weary of the !' Sabbath, not delighting in it, nor the ducie “ofic, büc wishing ic were gone. 5. Propbs"ning the day by Idlenessc, vain thoughos
worldly discourse, making it a day of carna relt, of fearing, jollicy, immoderate each
“and drinking ; visicing, a day of sports and rede creacions which alienate che mind inore from "God than the ordinary labɔurs of our callings. “6. Noc caking care that those under our “charge do sanctifie che day and keep is holy co " the Lord, but by our carelesleneffe, or consnivance, and ill example cncouraging them in the prophanation of it.
Somach of the duties commanded and fins forbidden in the firft Table,
The second Table enjoyns the duties of Charity und Fustice cowards our Neighbour. Against his we sin, when we do not love our neighbones pish such a true unfeigned love as our selves, when we do not fo deal with them, as we defore they should leal witbus.
" The fifth Commandment requires the giving of thac honour and performing those ducies which belong to every one in their several places, and which we mucually owe in our several relacions, as Inferiours, Superiours, Equals. By Father and Mother are meant, not only nacural Parents, but all Saperiours in age and gifts, and especially such as by Gods Ordinance are over us in place of auchority, whether. in Family, Church, or Common wealch.
" The Sins of Inferjours agcort Superiours. are, 1. Noc paying them due reverence in heart, word and behaviour.
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