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Blasphemy,

Or.speaking reproachfully against God, Numb. 11. 5. 2 Chron. 32. 19. Psal. 78. 19. Isa. 37- T-i.&cDan. 11. 36. It is usually put for speaking any unholy, derogatory Words against God, or what has an immediate Relation to him. Against God, I King. si. 10, 13-. Rev. 3. 6. Rev. 16. n, 21. Againsthis Name, Rom. 2. 24. Against his1 Word, Tit. 2. 5- Against Christ, and his Name, Acts 26. I'i. Jam. 2. 7.

Blasphemy under the'Law was pu> nifliedby Death, 148,3,30.

On what account the Jews accused our Lord as a Blasphemer, 447,a, 9. . . . Blasting Of Corn, and Mildew, sent as aPunishment for sin, 1 King. 8. 37, ire. Amos 4. 9. Hag. 2. 17, 18. The East-wind a means whereby it is effected, Gen. 41.6>, 23, 27. Blelsed. Persons declared blessed; whose Sins are pardoned, 6c8, a, i.-. Who deljght in, and do the Commandments of God, Psal 112. 1. Psal. 119.1,2. Prov.8. 32. Luk. 11.28. Joh. 13. 17. The Merciful, Meek, &c: Mat. $. 3, &c. He whose Strength, Hope, and Trust Is irt God, Psal. 34. 8. Psal. 40. 4. Pial, 84. 5. Isa. 30. 18. The Charitable, Psal. 41. i. Prov. 14. 21. Whd walk not in the Counsel of the Ungodly, Psal. I- i- Who suffer for righteousness fake, 17. b, 19Whose God is the Lord, Pial. 144. 15. Who have part in the first Resurrection, Rev. 20. 6.

.''BliiTd.;

Our blessed L^r'd cured those whq were both naturally and spiritually Blind, 579,a, 14.

Blood : Forbidden to be eaten both before and under the Law,and it seems to be forbidden in the Acts of the Apostles, 539,k, 18.540,a,}., , Kk 4 - ■ Bind

Blood forbidden, because thereby Atroncment was made, 143, a, 39.

Without shedding of Blood there is no lemiflicn, 143, a, 35. Boast ;ng

And Gh'ying used in a bad Sense, 1 King. Jo. H. 2 Chron. 24. 19. Psal 10.3. Psal. 49. 6 Psal. p. 1. Prov. ao. 14. Ezek. 35. 13. Rom. 11. 18. 1 Cor. 3 2/.

Boasting, and glorying used in a good Sense, Psal 44. 8. Rom. 5.3. a Cor. 7. 4, 14. 2 Cor. 9. 2. 2 Cor. 11. 10, 18. 2 Cor. 1 2. 5, 6.

We should not beast of our good Works, 27, a, 3. Nor of to morrow, 961, b,9.

Of such Boastirg as is not forbidden, 854, b, 1 1.

Our Boasting and glorying should be in the Lord, 674, a, 8.

Body,

This Word is used in a proper Sense, Mat. 27. 58. 1 Cor. 6. 20. Heb. ic. y. In a figurative Sense, for the whole Man, Rom. 12.-1. For the unregenerate Part of Man, or the Body of Sin, Rom. 6. 6. Rom. 7. 24. Rom 8. 10. For the mystical Body of Christ, the Church, 646, b, 4. In a Sacramental Sense, for the Sign or representation of Christ's Body, 142,6, 3.

Out Bodies styled a House of Clay, Zee-. 746, a, 7. The Temple of the holy Ghost, 6i~, a, 15.

The Body of Christ styled a Tabernacle of Gcd, Rev. 13. 6

The Resurrection of the Body proved, 1 Ccr. ly 20, &c. That thesame Body shall arise appears not only from the Nature of a Resurrection,and from the Resurrection df Christ, who rose with the same Body, tut from plain Testimonies' of Scripture, Job 19. 25,&r. Jon. y'{ 28, 29. Rom. 8. 11. 1 Thes. 4. 16, 17. 746, b,. 6.

'-. At the Resurrection the Body will be made spiritual and incorruptible, 1 Cor. if. 44, $i,&c The Bo.dits of the Righteous stall then

shine, and be made bright and glo-
rious, 81, a, 1. 826,b,ai.
Book
Of Life, 172, a, iy.

Bora
Again. See Regeneration.

Bottles
Anciently used, were made r!
Leather,on Mat.9.17.
Bread.

Daily Bread,miy include spiritual as well as temporal good Things,

29, b,_22.

Brethren
Of Christ,74,a,22.Who probaWj,
on Joh. 7.7. It takes in all tree
Christians, 452, a, 3.
Bribery
Forbidden, 9y3,b,i9. Arguments
against taking Bribes, 575, b, 5. The
Sons of Samuel guilty hereof, 1
Sam. 8. 3.

Burial
Of Christ, yay.a, y.

Bu lie-bodies
And TattIerscondemned,86i,bl;

C.

Care. Things about which weshoaii be careful: To please God, i Cot 7.33. To do good Works, Tit. j

8. To obey God's Commandments, Deut 15. y. For the good of each other, <Syy,b, 6. 1 Cor. 12.25. To keep our Souls diligently, Deut.4.

9. To love the Lord, Josh. ».!• That the Light in us be not darkness, Luk. 11. 3 y. .,.,, . Carefulness,

-•'1 See Anxiety.

Causes. God sometimes interposes and suspends the Operations of natural Causes. See Pomer of God.

Celibacy, In its self indifferent; notmort holy nor acceptable to God thai Marriage, on 1 Cor. 7. 16, i8,;f 36. To live chastly without Marriage, a special Gift of God.MaMJ 11. Ceo

Censuring,

See Judging. Ceremonies, And pofitive Institutions, not of ch indispensible Obligation as aral Duties, 47» a, I. on Mat. o.

Our Lord by his Example has jght us, that positive Institutis ought to give place to moral uties,Joh. y. 10, d^f. Joh. 7. 23. Outward Performances of no vai in the Sight of God, when serated from the Substantial and i-ral Duties God hath command, 205, a, 1. Isa. 66. 3. The eightier Matters of the Law ght to be done, but the lesser atters ought riot to be-Jest unne, Mat. 23. 23.

\; Chance. There is not any thing happens Chance, Exod.21.13. I Sam.9. 16, &c. 1 King. 13. 23, &c. Prov. ■ 33. See Providence.

Charity, A Duty of much larger Extent an relieving the Poor; for a Peril may give all he has away, and t have no Charity, 1 Cor. 13.3. Charity and Love, a Duty much sifted on in the holy Scriptures, 12, a, 5. See Love. Charity to the )or, See Almt.

Chastisement, God chastneth his Servants for eir good, 715, a, 14.

Chastity A Duty, iThes. 4. l\&c. An Ability to live ckastly without "riage, a special Gist of God, ', b)3.

Examples of Chastity: Joseph,

:n. 39. i1 fa. Ruth, Chap. 3.

> ". Tamar, 2 Sam. 13. 12.

b.Chap. 31.1.

Jo preserve Chastity, avoid all oc

sicns of committing the Sin of

"Purity, Gen. 39. 10. Prov. 5. 8.

w- 7 14, &c.

J ne Unchast and Impure exclu

d the Kingdom of Heaven, 6%6,

Children

The Gift of God.Psal. 117. J.

Among the Jews, Children were accounted the Children of those who were removed several Generations from them, on Mat. j. 8.

The Duty of Children to their Parents, 86, a, 31.

God our Father to be obeyed before our natural Parents, Luk. 2. 48, &c. -96",b, 17.

Children should apply to their Parents for Instruction, Exod. 13. 14. Josti. 7.11.

Children ofGod, 6"24, a, 24. They are those who imitate God in his divine and moral Perfections, 26*,

a, 24. 809, a, 14. 984, a, 16.
Children of Light, and their Du-
ty, 301, a, 1.'549,b, 7.

Children of Abraham, 783,b, 16.
Children in Understanding, 722,

b, i. 804, b, y.

Children of theDevil.who r 8o,a,i y.

Children slain by Herod,Mat.2.i6.
Christ

Called Jesus,and why? Mat.i.2r. Joh. 1. 4j. Mejfias, and ChriSl, Joh. 4. 25. both which Names signifie anointed,Jqh. 1 4r.

Christ' styled the Son, the Beloved, and the dear Son of God, n,b, 19. 793, a, 6. 902, a, 19. Own'd to be the Son of God by the Devils, i6r, a, 1 1. See Son.

ChriSl was conceived by the holy Ghost, Luk. 1. 3y.

ChriiJ subordinate to the Father, Joh. 5. 26. Joh. 7. 29. 710, b, 13. The Father styled his God,792,b,y. Sent into the World by the Fathers 437, a, 27. On this Subject, the Subordination of the Son, the Reader may consult Bp. Bulss Defence of the Nicene Faith, Sect. 4. also Bp. Pearson on. the Creed, p. loy,^. and 134, &c. of the sixth Edition, Printed 1692.

Divinity of Christ, 1012, a, 10. on Mar.13. 33. on Joh. j. 3, 14. on Joh. 3. 13. on Joh. 8. 58. on Rom. 8.59. on-1 Cor. iy. yi.. on 2 Cor. 13. 14. on Phil. 2. 6. on 1 Joh. y. 7. on Rev. 1. 8. The

The Jews understood our Lord to spake of himself as in Hewn

affirm,that he was God, and equal while he was upon Earth,Jotu.

with the Father, 344, a, jo. In 2 18. Joh. 3.13. Omniscience, 456,

Cot. 13-. 14. Christ is put before a, 1. He is Unchangeable, Heb. 1.

God,?, e. the Father. The Father 11, t*.

is in him, and he in the Fathers 5. An Angel refuses worship, Rev.

a, 1. Compare Joh. 5. 18. and Joh. 19. 10. but Jesus ChriSl was»«i°- 33>34>'35> andconfider whe- shipped by Angels, and by Met. ther these Expressions, equal -with By Angels, 902, b, 6. on Rev.44 God, and Son os God, are hoi eguiva- -eo-Rev. 5.7 3

lenr. •• i- • Christ was worshipped by Men,

His Body styled the Tabernacle who are commanded to honour ho

of God, Rev. 13. 6. as they honour the Father, 6it,i,

The Style used by the Prophets 13.

•was, Thus faith the Lord} but the Christ was worshipped by the A.

Style used by our Lord Christ was, postles and Apostolical Men, 34J,

//«/urito'you, Mat. 5. aa, 28, &c. b, 19. Here the Greek Word trin

Christ 'had a Glory with the Fa- stated Worfhif, is the fame that i) lo

ther before the World was, 344, a, rendered, Mat. 4. 10. St. Pad

1. '421,a, 17 Joh.6. 6j. prays to him, 2 Cor. n. 9. 1

Christ is styled Lord and God, 4, Thes. 3. 11, &c. 2 Thes. 2.

b, i3. 227,b,i2.4ro,b,r.862,a,ict.He 2 Thes. 3. 5 So does St. John.Rev. takes to himself the Name I AM, 22.20. and Sr. Srephen, Adi;, by which God made himself known 59, 60. Also the Apostles assembled to Moses. Compare E'xod. 3.14. together, Acts 1.24. Hence Chrand Joh. 8. 58. The Throne of stians are described as Persons cafChrist is for ever and ever, 902, ling upon the Name of Jifus Chris:, b, tf. 496, a, 3a. The Apostle charge! 0:

Titles given to ChriSl: The I- adjures the Theflalonians by the

mage of God, 424, b, 22. King of Lord, 1 Thes. j. 27. Chrifiisthi

kings, and Lord of Lords, 511, b, Object of our Praise, Glory, eVc

8. The' most Holy, 465, b, 30. both now and forever, being '■■

The holy One, 999, a, 12. The scribed to him, Rev. 5.12,ij.

Prince of Life, Acts J. 15 The We are baptized in the Name of

Lord iffom Heaven, 1 Cor. 15. 47. Christ, by an Authority derived

Lord of Glory, 1 Cor. 2. 8. Lord from him, and dedicated to his

of .all, :and Lord oveT all, 631, b, Service, Mat. 28. 19.

16. The great God, Tit. 2. re, 13. Christ took our Nature upon him.

Christ knew the Hearts and and was born of a Woman, and

Thoughts of Men, which God really Man, 4, b, 13. isi6,a,6.

.claims as peculiar to himself, 4^ b, 9, 24. 781, b, 3. The Son ot A

b, 19. 460, b, 4.' brahamand David, 1, a,6\ 319,b,

!..: God only can forgive Sins', Christ 14. 346, b, 2'4.' 473, a, 8.

forgave Sins; Mat 9- ;"' He bad a real Body, Mat. A >:

Divine Mitns ascribed to ,him. Mat. »7. $8. Luk. 24. 39. An he

Creation, . All things,' Angels and mane 'Soul, Understanding, ard

Men.were created not only by him, Will, Mat. ir; 27. Mat »t5.}&

,but/«-him, 344; b, 4. 'Providence, Luk, 2. j2, Luk. 22. 42. Luk,

Co). 1. 17. Heb. 1. i,10^1 1'' '46. Joh... y.'21. He was weary,J*

. Divine Attributes ascYlbe'd to 4. 6. Hungr%'M.at'. 4.2. He «{.'■

Chria: Eternity, Prov: '8'. ,2% 23'. Joh. 1 r'.: 3 5'. He' had. humaneFw

Mich. 5. 2J Joh. 8. 58. 5415, a, 13. ons,9i3, a, 6.. .
Omnifrefivte, Mat. 28. 20. Cirijl ' The Strifes speak offl^I*^

Coming of Christ; his coming he Flefc in a State of Humilin, Psal. 2S. 7, &e. Isa 53- 2»

Mat. 8. 20. Joh. 5. yi. Heb.

5. and of his second Coming h great Glory and Power to ge the World. See Judgment. :he Design of the Coming of ^,249,b, 10. Mat. 1.21. Luk.

6. Joh. 6". 40. Acts 3.16. Tit.

4.1 Joh. 3. a. •

*«# came in the Fulness ot ne, 160, a, 17. on Gal. 4- 4frist styled the first born, on 11. 8. 29. .

eiusChrist the Life and Light of

World, 34s, a, 1, &c. Of the iness that is in him, on Joh. 1.

347, b, 3. 795, b, 12. In him all the Treasures of Wisdom 1 Knowledge, 834,8,10. 'hrift is our Head, 646, a, 28, b, Our Lord, 419, b, 1. $ii,*>4*I must submit to him, 656, b, 8. I Power given to him by the Far, <$;, b,6\ i57>»> 2different Opinions concerning ■1st, 49, b, 1. 59, a, 1. 265, b, 8. !> a, 19, b, y.

How the Followers of Christ profed their Faith in him, which ofession included the Belief of ! whole Gospel, 92, a, 1. Proofs that Jesus is the Christ. i Miracles, Prophesies, Resurrection. ie Father bore witness of him, 4,a,26. The Apostles witnessesof i Glory and Majesty, 986, a, 6. Why our Lord forbid his Disciis to fay that he was Christ, on it. 8. 4.

Of the Distinction between the vineand Humane Nature in the rson of Christ, pn. Mar, 13, 32. on h. 1,14.

The Jews watch to insnare him, 1, b, 11. They enter into Conltationsto kill him, 69, a, 13The Innocency oich'i/l, 331, b, • 749, b, 21. His Death contri:d by the Jews, 119, a, 9. BetrayI by Judas, 145, b, 24. His Death Sacrifice. See Sacrifice, Satiisaftlm.

Offices of Christ. See Prephet, Priest, and King.

See more concerning Christ under the following Heads, Avointei, As-' tension, Exaltation, Resurrection, Son. '.

Cautions against false Christt, 131,3,17.

ChristianityStyled a Way, and the Way of the Lord, 554, a, 13. Also a Sect, and Heresie much spoken against, 587, b, 12. The necessiry of Con-, fefling, and the Danger of being aIhamed of Christ and his Religion, 58,3,1,14.

The sincere Piety, and universal Holiness which the Christian Religion teaches will generally prevail, and be practised in the World, Psal.72.7. Ifa.9.7 Isa.n.i,e&v. Isa. 6o.2i.Mich.4 3.Hab.2.i4. Mat.6.10. See Gospel, Religion.

Christians

Styled Disciples, from their learn?, ing of Christ, Mat. y. I. Believers, because of their Belief, or Faith in. him, Mat. 18 6. 1 Tim. 4. 12. Brethren, from their brotherly Love, Acts 17. 14. Acts 11. 17- Saints, andi Faithful, for their holy and good Conversation, 735,a, >• Christians, for their open Profession of Christ, Acts 11. 26. and for their having or being anointed with his Spirit, 6"23,a,n.'

Christians must not conform themselves to the World, 64?, a, 34. but separate themselves from the Wicked, 752.a. 36"- Their conformity to the Image of Christ, 628,

a, 13. . * ,,

True Christians the Habitation, or Temple of God, through the Spirit, 622, a, 15. 75', b, 27.

We cannot judge our lelves to be true Christians by external Privileges, Rom. 2. 28, 29. nor from; any extraordinary or even supernatural Gifts, Mat. 7. 22,<£-<:. nor because we have forsaken some great Sins, 2 Pet. 2. 2r. nor' because we have suffered for Christ, Gal,' 3-4.

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