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2. In thinking upon them.
shall enjoy them. 4. In our present Communion with God. V. Its Necessity. 1. To true Comfort here. 2. To Happiness hereafter, Heb. xii. 14.
II. What is External Holiness?
Law of God.
1. He thinks. 2. Speaks.
3. Or does in this Life. 2. What is the Law of God? Whatsoever God in his Word
hath enjoyned all Men to obferve. This " Law is
Deut. iv. 12, 13, 14. c. vi. 1. : 1. Ceremonial. Imposed upon the Jews only from Moses till Cbrift.
1. To preserve them from Idolatry.
1. From Scripture, A&t's xv.
away, Heb. ix. 10. c. vii. 12. Ego libera voce pronunciem ceremonias Judeorum do perniciosas da mortiferas esse Christianis, Hieron. ad Auguft
Rom. xiv. 1., 1 Pet. ii. 13.
1. The Scripture doth not repeal it;
Reason confirms it. i. 'Tis the eternal Rule of Justice in God. 2. Established before Christ and Moses, Matt.
xix. 8. 3. It is a standing Law to all Nations and
in Omiffions and Commiflions.
1 Cor. X. 31.
This Law we must obey:
1. Know God, i Chron. xxviii. 9.
.בהביטי אל כל טצותיך
2. The Will. Chuse no other God but Jehovah, Exodi XX. 3.
3. The Affections. 1. Simple. 1. Love God, Deut. vi.
xxii. 37. Lev. xix. 18.
Defire not thy Neighbour's Goods, Exod!
XX. 17. Pfal. lxxiii. 25.
2. Be thankful, 1 Thef. v. 18.
1. Swear not at all, Matt. V. 34•
2. Nor Lie, Lev. xix. 11. 2. Actions.
1. Do all with thy Might, Eccl. ix. 10:
LEVIT, xix. 11,
W fraudulehty to take away or with
I. THAT is it to steal ?
or withhold another Man's Goods without his Knowledge and Will
. 1. God hath the absolute Propriety in, and is the first Owner of all Things in the World, Gen. xiv, 19.
2. He is pleased to put some Things into the Hands of Men to dispose of and manage under him.
1. For the Employment of their Faculties.
For their Trial here in order to their Estate
He entrusts all with something, but not all'alike ; but some more, some less, Matt. XXV., 15.
4. Every one hath a real and particular Title, urider GÓP, to the Goods entrusted with him, so that they are not common, as the Fratricellians and Anabaptists hold.
1. We are commanded not to covet our Neigh-
A&t. XX. 35.
AE. V. 4:
OBJECT. Act. iv. 32.
2. The Poffessors sold the Land, and brought it to the Apostles, ver. 34, 35
3. Peter tells Ananias, his Lands were his own,
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 Poffefsion, but to the Use and Enjoyment.
: s. He that taketh away or withholdeth what asother hath a civil Right unto, stealeth.
To Theft then is required, 1. That a Man take away, or withhold, 2. Any Thing that another hath a civil
Right to, whether Common or Sacred, Mal. iii. 8. 3. Without his Knowledge, and contrary
to his Will.
1. It is against the Law of God, Eph. iv. 28,
4. The Civil Law.
another. 2. That do but cover it. Command. X. 3. That intend it. 4 That do any Injury to anothers Estate.