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2. In thinking upon them.
3. In having good Ground to believe we

shall enjoy them. . 4. In our present Communion with God. V. Its Neceflity. 1. To true Comfort here. 2. To Happiness hereafter, Heb. xii. 14

MEANS.
. i. Read.'..

2. Pray. i
3. Hear.
4. Meditate.
5. Receive-Sacraments. '

II. What is External Holiness?: ·· The Conformity of the Life of Man to the

Law of God. 1. What is the Life of Man ? Whatsoever · : 1. He thinks. .

2. Speaks.

3. Or does in this Life. 2. What is the Law of God? Whatsoever God in his Word Math enjoyned

all Men to obferve. This Law is,

Deut. iv. 12, 13, 14. c.:vi. I. i 1. Ceremonial. Imposed upon the Jews only from Moses till Christ...

1. To preserve them from Idolatry.
2. To lead them to Christ, Gål. iii. 24. Col. ii.

17.
Now it is of no Force; as appears,

1. From Scripture, Aet's xv.
2. Reason. The End being now taken

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2. The Will. Chuse no other God but Jehovah, Exod: XX. 3.

3. The Affections. 1. Simple.

1. Love God, Deut. vi. 5.
2. Love thy Neighbour' as thy felf, Matt.'.

xxii. 37. Lev. xix. 18.
3. Love your Enemies, Matt. V. 44.
2. Trust in the Lord, Prov. iii. 5.
3. Fear God, Lev. XXV. 17. Isa. viii. 13.
4. Defire not thy Neighbour's Goods, Exod. .

XX. 17. Pfal. lxxiii. 25. -
5. Rejoyce in the Lord, Phil. iv. 4.
6. Repent, Ezek. xiv. 6. Matt. iii, 2.

7. Be Angry, but Sin not, Eph. iv. 26 2. Mixt.

I. Believe in Christ, A&t. xvi. 31.

2. Be thankful, i Thef. v. 18. 4. The outward Life and Converfation, 1. In speaking.

1. Swear not at all, Matt. V. 34.

2. Nor Lie, Lev. xix. 11. 2. Actions.

1. Do all with thy Might, Eccl. ix. Io:
2. To God's Glory, i Cor. x. 3.
3. Do as ye would be done by, Matt. vii. 12.

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TTHAT is it to steal ? W Fraudulenty to take away or with- · hold another Man's Goods without his

Knowledge and Will. 1. God hath the absolute Propriety in, and is the firft Owner of all Things in the World, Gen. xiv, 19.

2. He is pleased to put some Things into the Hands of Men to dispofe of and manage under him. ;.' . For the Employment of their Faculties.

2. For the maintaining of their outward Man, 3. For their Trial here in order to their Estate

hereafter. 3. He entrusts all with something, but not all alike ; bụt some more, some less, Matt. XXV. 15.

4. Every one hath a real and particular Title, under GOD, to the Goods entrusted with him, so that they are not common, as the Fratria çellians and Anabaptists hold. 1. We are commanded not to cover ouş Neigh

bour's House 2. To give to him that asketh, Matt. V. 42. " A&. XX. 35., 3: St. Paul laboured, A&t. XX. 34. Į Thes. ii. 9:

3: OBJECT.

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OBJECT. Act. iv. 32.
Answ. 1. It is said that he poffefsed.

2. The Poffeffors fold the Land, and brought it to the Apostles, ver. 34, 35. .

3. Peter tells Ananias, his Lands were his own, Axt. v. 4. .

. . . . There was a Communication of Estates to one another, but no Community in Estates.

Omnia indiscreta sunt apud nos præter uxores, Tertul. Apol.

Not as that all Things were Common as to the right Title and Poffeffion, but to the Use and Enjoyment.

. 5. He that taketh away or withholdeth what agother hath a civil Right unto, stealeth.

To Theft then is required,
i 1. That a Man take away, or withhold, .
2. Any Thing that another hath a civil

Right to, whether Common or Sacred,
Mál. iii. 8.' .

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3. Without his Knowledge, and contrary

to his Will. II. How appears the Greatness of the Sin ? , I. It is against the Law of God, Eph. iv. 28,

2. The Law of Nature, Matt. vii. 12..

3. The Law of Nations. .!
... 4. The Civil Law.

III. Who are guilty of it?
: 1. Such as violently take any Thing from

another.. .:: 2. That do but cover it. Command. X. :

3. That intend it.
4. That do any Injury to anothers Eftate.

5. That

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