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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 Necessity. 1. To true Comfort here. 2. To Happiness hereafter, Heb. xii. 14.

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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

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.
2. To lead them to Christ, Gal. iii. 24. Col. ii.

Now it is of no Force; as appears,

1. From Scripture, A&t's xv.
2. Reason, The End being now taken


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away, Heb. ix. 10. c. vii. 12. Ego libera voce pronunciem ceremonias Judeorum do perniciosas da mortiferas esse Christianis, Hieron. ad Auguft

. Epift.
2. Judicial. Of the Civil Polity.
This also disannulled, being only for Feivs,

Rom. xiv. 1., 1 Pet. ii. 13.
3. Moral. This still in Force; for,

1. The Scripture doth not repeal it;
2. But establishes it, Matt. V. 17. c. xix. 173


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

3. What by Conformity ?
When our Lives are according to this Law,

in Omiffions and Commiflions.
In observing
1. The Matter.
2. The Manner.
1. Knowingly, I Cor. xiv. 15.
2. Obedientially, Psal. cxix. 6.

3. Chearfully, Rom. xii. 8.
4. Universally, Psal. cxix. 6.
5. Constantly.
-3. The End. God's Glory and Pleasure,

1 Cor. X. 31.

This Law we must obey:
1. In our Understandings.

1. Know God, i Chron. xxviii. 9.
2. Meditate on his Word, Josh. 1. 8.
3. Consider our latter End, Deut. xxxii. 29.

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

3. The Affections. 1. Simple. 1. Love God, Deut. vi.

2. Love thy Neighbour' as thý felf, Mats.

xxii. 37. Lev. xix. 18.
3. Love your Enemies, Matt. t. 44.
2. Trust in the Lord, Prov. iii. 5.
3. Fear God, Lev. XXV: 17. Isa. vii. 13.

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

2. Be thankful, 1 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. 10:
2. To God's Glory, 1 Cor. X. 3.
3. Do as ye would be done by,Matt. Vii. 12.

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LEVIT, xix. 11,
Te shall not feal, &c.

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.
2. For the maintaining of their outward Man.

For their Trial here in order to their Estate

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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-
- bour's House,
2. To give to him that asketh, Matt. V. 42.
St. Paul laboured, A&. XX. 34. Į Thef. ii. 9:


A&t. XX. 35.

AE. V. 4:

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

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.
II. How appears the Greatness of the Sin ?

1. It is against the Law of God, Eph. iv. 28,
2. The Law of Nature, Matt. vii. 1 2.
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 Estate.

s. That

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