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prehends all that Dury which God
Arguments against perfecuting requires of us, I Tim. 3. 16. !
socd People. They are sometimes Tim. 4. 8. I Tim. 6.6. Sometimes
nstrumental in deriving temporal it is put for that Duty we owe to
Blessings to the Wicked, 583,a, 11. God, as that we Love, Worship,
Those who persecute them will suffer Honour him, &c. Tit. 2. 12.
or it, 855, a, jo St. Paul con- Examples of true Piety, Abel,
lemns himself for his Zeal in perfe- *Gen. 4. 4. Enoch, Gen. 5. 22. No-
uring the Church, 497, b, 17.: ah, Gen. 6. 9. Gen. 7. 4. Gen. 8.

20.

20. Abraham, Gen. 12.7, 8. Gen. Poor People should particularly
13.4, 18. Gen. 18. 19. Gen. 26.5. watch against Discontent, Murmu.
The Virgin Mary, Luk. 1, 28, 46. ring, and Stealing, Prov. 30.9.
Acts 1, 14. Cornelius, A&ts 1o. 2. Considerations proper for the
See many more in Mr. Bernard's Poor : That Jesus Christ lived in a
Thesaurus Biblicus.

poor Condition, 755, a, 16. That a
Pilgrims.. virtuous poor Man is in a better
We are Strangers, Pilgrims,

State than a vicious rich Man,
and Sojourners in this World, 747,

Pfal. 37. 16, &c. Prov. 15.16.

Prov. 28. 6. That God has appoint,
a, 3...
Pity,

ed this Condition for chem, i Sam.

2.7, 8. That in this world we are
And tender-heartedness and com.

com• buc Strangers and Pilgrims, 747, 8,
paflion, often enjoined, Eph. 4. 33. 2. And that if they are regenerate
Col. 3. 12.

and born again, and live to the
. Plague. . . Glory of God, how poor soever they
* This Word includes several may be, they are beloved by him,
Judgments under it, Gen. 12. 17. Jam. 2.5. and their Souls will be
Exod. 9. 14. It stands particularly hereafter carried by Angels into
for the Pestilence, Exod. 12, 13, 14. Heaven, as the Soul of Lazarus

- Angels fent to ipfii&t the Peffi- was, Luk. 16. 22.
lence, Exod. 12. 23. 2 Sam. 24: 15, Poor in Spirit, are those whose
15. Rev. 7.2, 3. .

Spirits are tamed and humble,
The Heathen Priests 'doubted who resign themselves to God
whether the Plague of Emerods, ( I and with reference to him, ascribe
Sam. 5. 6.) was from God, or by not any thing to themselves
¡Chance, 1 Sam. 6. 2,9.. .

Mat. 5.3.,
· Plagues threatned against the Ob

Power
itinate, Exod. 9. 13, &c. See Judg. ** Of God. Gen. 14 . Chron
ments. *

; 25. &. Job 9. 4. Job 36. 5. Pfal
:: Polygamy, .

147. 5. 228, b, 32. 610, a, 1. 705,
Contrary to the Design of God in b, 12. 1078, a, 8. Expressed by his
the Creation, 104, a, 12. 193, a, 13. Finger, Luk. 11. 20. By his Arm
Forbidden in the New Testament, and right Hand, 228,6,11.523,,
on Ats 15. 20. on 1 Cor. 7. 3. ' 1. No Wisdom or Power can con-

If he who puts away his Wife, troul him, 481, 6, 4, 14, 634, 4, 9
except for the Cause of Fornication, Nothing too hard for God to effet,
and marries another, is guilty of 227, a, 7. God cannot lie or deny
Adultery, Mat, 19. 9. much more himself, 603, 6, 16,
is he guilty, who marries a second God's Power display'd at the gir,
Wife without putting away the ing of the Law, 943, a, 1. God
first, she being innccent. '

does fometimes by his Power 10
Poor,

spend and over-rule the Effect of
There will be always some in natural Causes, fo chat they cannot
this Condition, 141, a, 5.

do what chey are bent and wont rol
• The Poor are to be taken care of, do. He gives and with-holds
Lev. 19. 9, 10. Gal. .. lo. Prov, Rain, 534, a, 12. He restrained the
91.9. See Alms; Mercy, good Works. Fire, Dan. 3:27. Other Examples
They must nor be oppreffed, Prov. of divine Interposition ; He with
22. 22. Jer. 22. 3. Amos 4. 1. nor held the hungry Lions, Dan, 6.2%
mocked, 140, a, i.

The venomous Beast, Ads 28. Sy
Honelt Labour to be followed by &c. He can preserve his Servants
the Post, Epli. 4. 28. 2 Thel: 3.12, from the Plague or Peltilence,

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