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“ing at, contemning of, or rebelling againf, "their persons, places, lawful commands r counfels, or corrections. 3. Not prayiog ke:

them, not imicacing their Graces and vercees 4. Cursing, mocking, and all fuch scanda clous and refractory carriage towards them.

“The fins of Superiours are, 1. Neglecting cche duties of their respective places. 2. Seek. « ing themselves and their own Glory. 3. Com"manding things unlawful. 4. Counselling, « encouraging or favouring that which is evil; cand discouraging that which is good. 5. Da « due correction. 6. Dishonouring themselves

. "and lessening their Authority, eicher by to. « rigorous, or too remiffe a behaviour.

The sins of Equals, are undervaluing to « worth, envying the gifts, grieving a ce “advancement, 'or prospericy, or esteem one : " another; and usarping preheminénce on : ver another.

u The sixth Commandment requires all Ir " full endeavours to preserve our own life, of the life of ochers.

1 6. The fins against this Commandment :

1. Murder: 2. Striking, maiming or hur cche bēdy of our neighbour. 3. Sintul unac “ sed anger. 4. Hatred, envy, defire of “ venge. 3. Railing, reviling, contumel

. speeches, quarrelling, threatning, scorn "and provoking. 6. Sowing strife and con

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“tion among neighbours. 7. Drankennesse, “surfercing, uncleannesse, or drawing any co “ those vices which are fins against the body, " and may bring diseases and death. 8. Inordi“nate passions, worldly grief, immoderate cark‘ing and caring, or whatever else tends to the < destruction of che life of man.

“ The seventh Commandment requires cha“ sticy of body, mind, affections, words and s behaviour ; and the preservation of it in our es relves and others. It forbidech, 1. Lodging,

or entertaining in our minds unclean thoughes

and fancying unclean matters with delighe, 62. Unclean defires, affections, and lusts,

though they come nos into a t, which is the s adultery of the heart. -3. Wanton looks. ** 4. Not Thutting our eares against unclean

calk. s. Filthy discourse, '6. All unclean acts, and finful pollutions. 7. Idleneffe, intemperance, and pampering the body. 8. Wanton immodest attiring. 9. Light be. haviour, and society with light persons.

10. Lascivious gestures, revellings, dancings, plaies, pictures, amorous books, fongs, or whatever else cends co fomenc che Ally concupiscence, which we oughe co labour by all good means co quench and sappreffe.

“The eighch Commandment requires the lawful procuring, and forchering the wealth 002

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se and outward estace of our selves and others. "I forbids, 1. Violent caking or wichholding “from our neighbour whac justly belongs unto o him. . 2. Fraudulene dealing, falfe weights « and measures , over-reaching in contracts "3. Unfaithfulnesse in maccers of cruft. 4. Co« vecousneffe, and inordinace love of money. "5. Disconcenc at our own estates, distruft c “Gods Providence. 6. Noc paying what we

borrow, and what is justly due from us, it we “ be able. 7. Exaction, excortion, oppreffion, “and not making restitution of ill goccen goods r where there is ability.

“The ninth Commandment requires the "maincaining and promoting of cruch betwez " man and man, and of our own and our neige s bours good names; especially in wirnel:

bearing. It forbids. 1, Giving false cvideo

and suborning false wicnesse, and all forge “ 2. Wittingly appearing and pleading for a “ evil cause , oucfacing, and overbearing s truch. 3. Credulity, linister suspicions, r: “ belief, a ready liftning to tale-bearers; sece “ving and countenancing ill reports, that is "to the defaming of others; misconstruing etencions, words and actions ; and interprer “ doubtful macters in the worst fense 4. Ly speaking untruch of any man, a readiner speak ill, and spread the faults of others, w's o it does no way concern us, nor is like to be

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“ fic ochers. Slandering, raising false rumours, 15 « backbiting,detracting, calebearing, whispering

{"scoffing, seviling, rah, harsh, and partiall * « censuring, and uncharicable judging. s.Speak“ing too highly, or too meanly of our selves or

others. 6. Unduc filence, when we ought and may defend the innocency of our neighbour.

c'The centh Commandment requires purity Has and integrity of thoughts, desires, and wishes,

e contentment with our own estate and conditiis on, and the portion God hach given us, and rina a right , charitable, well-wishing frame of

spirit cowards our neighbour, and all thatfis his. The fins against this Commandment $1? *are, 1. Discontent wich our own estate, oito 2. Having and harboaring in our minds evil *** fancies, roving and ranging lusts, and covetis ings of that which is our neighbours, arising

from our corrupted nuures, and accompanied with delight and pleasure, though our wils do not consent to the accomplishing of them. Before in the ocher Commandments, the deed was condemned that was hurtful and injuri

ous co our neighbour, as also the feeled will Fun and resolved determination co act ic;

but here devil shoughts and stirrings in the soul, the

first bublings of concupiscence, the very deenit lire and lust, and loose hankering after any

ching thac is our acighbours is forbidden, for though there be no full consent given chereto.

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“ 3. Envying and grieving at she good of our neighbour , and rejoycing at bis sufferings

. 4. All inordinace mocions, affections, and de“sires of hearç after any thing that is bis

. “5. Not endeavouring to suppresse evil

choughts and chefirft morions co ln; but favouring and entertaining chem, rouliag chem with delighe in o’r minds ; not labouring to

koep our hearts with all diligence and to sub“ dae lust and concupiscence, which is she root and fountain of all sin and wickedneflc.

The fins against the Gospel are redecible to these ime Heads. iij

Unbelief.

Impenitency.
Unbelief hath several degreese ??

I. Noc labouring co acquaint our feles with the History of the Gospel, nor with the « doties , promises and priviledges there Cohough ic contains the best glad-eidings and c "the grexceft confequance to us that can

imagined. "11. Not allenging coit so firmly as we shop! bun being ape to be carried above with eye

wind of Doctrine, with any dew errone opivanfie, and so to have our miods corrupteestrein the fimplicicy that is in Chrift, as):

prore'unlound in the Faith.
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