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not as other Men are, Extortioners, Unjust, Adulterers; when they are at the same Time guilty of as
w Shall we continue in Sin, that Grace may abound? God forbid. Shall we sin, because we are not under the Law, but under Grace? God forbid. Let us not do Evil that Good may come. For if the Truth of God hath more abounded through my Lie unto his Glory, yet I am juftly judged as a Sinner.
* Let every one that nameth the Name of Christ, not only depart from Iniquity, but abstain from all Appearance of Evil.
y Let not your Good be evil spoken of. Provide Things honest, not only in the Sight of the Lord, but in the Sight of Men. Cut off Occasion from them which desire Occasion ; that they may be alhamed which speak Evil of you, and falsely accuse your good Conversation in Christ. For so is the Will of God, that by well doing ye may put to Silence the Ignorance of foolish Men.
z All Things are lawful for me; but all Things are not expedient. All Things are lawful for me ; but I will not be brought under the Power of any.
a Whosoever fhall keep the whole Law, and yet offend in one Point, he is guilty of all: For he that said, Do not commit Adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no Adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a Transgressor of the Law.
• So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the Law of Liberty.
Luke 18. II. * Rom. 6. 1, 2, 15. Rom. 3. 8, 7. x 2 Tim. 2. II. 1 Theff. 5. 22. y Rom. 14. 16. Rom. 12. 17. 2 Cor. 8. 21. 2 Cor. 11. 12. i Pet. 3. 16.
i Pec. 2. 15.
2 i Cor. 10. 237. . Cor. 6. 12. James 2. 10, 11. James 2. 12.
c A little Lcaven leaveneth the whole Lump.
do that my Ways were directed to keep the Statutes of the Lord! Then shall I not be alhained when I have respect unto all his Commandments.
SINCERITY. e How long halt ye between two Opinions ? If the Lord be God, follow him ; but if Baal, then follow him.
f Seek the Lord with your whole Desire; and serve him with all your Heart, and with all your Soul.
& Cleave unto the Lord your God; and serve him in Sincerity and in Truth ; with a perfect Heart, and with a willing Mind, and with a pure Conscience.
h Walk before him in Truth, and in Righteousness, and in Uprightness, and Integrity of Heart; that ye may be sincere and without Offence till the Day of Christ.
i Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily as to the Lord, and not unto Men.
* Who is a wise Man, and endued with Knowledge amongst you? Let him fhew out of a good Conversation his works with Meekness of Wif. doin, without Partiality, and without Hypocrisy.
Behold, O God, thou desirest Truth in the inward Parts; therefore will I not remove my In
c Gal. 5. 9.
& Pfal. 116. 5, 1, 6.
ei Kings 18. 21. f 2 Chron. 15. 15. Deut. 11. 13. 8 Jolaua 23. 8. Joshua 24. 14. i Chron. 28. 9. 2 Tim. I. 3.
1 Kings 3.6. i Kings 9. 4. Phil. 1. 10.
* James 3. 13, 37. ' rral. 55.6. Job 27. 5.
i Col. 3. 23•
tegrity from me s My Heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
* Our Rejoicing is this : The Testimony of our Conscience, that in Simplicity and godly Sincerity, not with fleshly Wisdoın, but by the Grace of God, we have had our Conversation in the World, that we have obeyed from the Heart that Form of Doctrine which was delivered us, and that we have walked uprightly, according to the Truth of the Gospel.
* Trust not in lying Words that cannot profit; saying, The Temple of the Lord, the Temple of the Lord, the Temple of the Lord are we. And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our Father : For they are not all Ifrael which are of Israel ; neither because they are the Seed of Abraham, are they all Children. But he an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no Guile.
• In Christ Jesus neither Circuincision availeth any Thing, nor Uncircumcision; but a new Creature.
P They who profess that they know God, but in Works deny him, having a Form of Godliness, but denying the Power thereof, are abominable and disobedient, and unto every good Work reprobate. For the Kingdom of God is not in Word, but in Power.
9 The vile Person will speak Villainy; and his Heart will work Iniquity, to practise Hypocrisy, and to utter against the Lord.
Job 37. 5, 6. ń. Jer. 7. 4, 8, 4: . Gal. 6. 15. 3 Cor. 4. 20.
mn 2 Cor. 1. 12.
Rom. 6. 17.
Gal. 2. 14. Mat. 3. 9.
Rom..g. 6, 7. John J. 47 P Titus T. 19. 2 Tim. 3• 5. Titus I. 36. 112. 32. 6.
Cursed be he that doth the work of the Lord deceitfully ; who holdeth the Truth in Unrighteousness; who fecretly doth those Things that are not right against the Lord: and hath not turned unto him with his whole Heart, but feignedly.
s Wo unto you Hypocrites; which strain at a Gnat, and swallow a Camel ; which devour Widows Houses, and for a Pretence make long Prayers.
+ Ye are they which justify yourselves before Men, but God knoweth your Hearts. For that which is highly esteemed amongst Men, is oftentimes Abomination in the sight of God.
u Ye lit before the Lord as his People, and ye hear his Words; but ye will not do them: For with your Mouth ye shew much Love; but
your Heari goeth after your Covetousness.
w Ye are like unto whited Sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead Mens Bones, and all Uncleannels; even fo ye also outwardly appear righteous unto Men, but within ye are full of Hypocrify and Iniquity.
x But what is the Hope of the Hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his Soul? Will God hear his Cry when Trouble cometh upon him " Will he delight himself in the Almighty? Will he always call upon God? Behold the Joy of the Hypocrite is but for å Moment; why then are ye thus altogether vain
u Ezek. 33. 35.
i Jer. 48. 10 Rom. J. 18.
2 Kings 17.90 . Mat. 23. 23, 24, 14.
t Luke 16. 15. W Mat. 23. 27, 28. * Job 27. 8, 9, 10. Tob 17. 12.
Jer. 3. 10.
y He that walketh uprightly, walketh surely; but a double-ininded Man is unstable in all his Ways.
z If there be first a willing Mind, it is accepted according to that a Man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
- Let my Heart, O Lord, be found in thy Statutes, that I be not alhained : For the Upright fhall dwell in thy Presence.
ZEAL. Strive to enter in at the strait Gate : For many will strive to enter in, and thall not be able.
Neglect not the Gifts that are in you ; but exercise yourselves unto Godliness, and give Dili.. gence to make your Calling and Election sure.
• Let your Loins be girded about, and your Lights burning; and ye yourselves like unto Men that wait for their Lord. Stand fast in the Faith, quit you like Men, be strong. For it is good to be zealoufly affected always in a good Thing.
e Be ye very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Law; and be ye valiant for the Truth upon the Earth. .
f Take unto you the whole Armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil Day; and having done all, to stand. For we wrestle not against Flesh and Blood; but against Principalities, against Powers, against the Rulers of the Darkness of this World, against spiritual Wickednefs in high Places,
b. Luke 13. 24.
y Prov. 10. 9.
James 1. 8. 2 2 Cor. 8. 12. a Plal. 119. 80. Pfal. 140. 13.
ci Tim. 4. 14. y.
2 Pet. 1, 10. d Luke 12. 35, 36. 1 Cor. 16. 13. Gale 4. 18. Jothua 23. 6. Jer. 9. 3. f Eph. 6. 13, '12.