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enter into the kingdom of heaven.- but he shall say, I tell you I know Matt. v, 13. 20.
you not wbence you are: depart from Many will say unto me in that day, me, all ye workers, &c. Ye shall see Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied Abraham, &c. in the kingdom of God, in thy name ? &c. and then will I and you yourselves thrust out.-Luke profess unto them, I never knew you: xiii. 25—28. depart from me, ye that work ini. Ye are they which justify yourquity.--Matt. vii. 22, 23. Luke xiii. selves, but God knoweth your hearts: 25—27.
for that which is highly esteemed He heareth the word, and anon amongst men, is abomination in the with joy receiveth it; yet hath he sight of God.-Luke xvi. 15. not root in himself, but dureth for Every branch that beareth not fruit awhile, &c.—Matt. xiii. 20, 21. in me, he taketh away.-John xv. 2.
Every plant which my heavenly Ananias and Sapphira, both smote Father hath not planted, shall be with death for their hypocrisy.-Acts rooted up: let them alone, &c. If v. 5. 10. the blind lead the blind, both shall They are not all Israel, which are fall into the ditch.—Matt. xv. 13, 14. of Israel, &c.-Rom. ix. 6, 7. ii. 28.
When Christ found nothing but I Cor. x. 1-6. leaves on the fig-tree, he said, Let no The wrath of God is revealed from fruit grow on thee henceforward for heaven against all ungodliness,&c. of ever; and presently, it withered men, who hold the truth in unaway, &c. Jesus said to the priests, righteousness.-Rom. i. 18. &c. The publicans and harlots go If a man thinketh himself to be into the kingdom of God before you. something when he is nothing, he -Matt. xxi. 19. 23. 29-31. deceiveth himself.-Gal. vi. 3.
When the king came in to see the A double-minded man is unstable guests, he saw there a man which had in all his ways.-James i. 8. not on a wedding garment: and heThe Jews, &c. forbidding us to said unto him, Friend, how camest speak to the Gentiles that they might thou in hither? &c. and he was speech- be saved, to fill up their sins alway: less: then said the king to his ser- for the wrath is come upon them to vants, Bind him, &c. and cast him the uttermost.—1 Thess. ii. 16. into outer darkness, there shall be Behold, I will make them of the weeping, &c.-.Matt. xxii, 11-13. synagogue of Satan, which say they
Woe unto the scribes and Pharisees, are Jews, and are not, but do lie, &c. hypocrites, often pronounced.-Matt. -Rev. ii. 9. xxiii. 13–16.23. 25. 27. 29--33. The foolish virgins who had no
CHAP. XXVII. oil to put into their lamps, were shut out.-Matt. xxv, 8, &c.
OF THE CONSCIENCE. Whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he And it came to pass afterward, that seemeth to have (or thinketh he hath). David's heart smote him, because he Luke viïi. 18.
had cut off Saul's skirt: and he said Beware ye of the leaven of the unto his men, The Lord forbid that I Pharisees, which is hypocrisy, &c. should do this thing unto my master, He that knoweth his Lord's will, and the Lord's anointed, to stretch forth doeth not according to his will, shall my hand against him! &c.—Sam. be beaten with many stripes. Luke xxiv. 5, 6. xii. 1. 47. James iv. 17.
And David's heart smote him after They shall begin to say, We have that he had numbered the people ; eat and drank in thy presence, &c. and David said unto the Lord, I have
sinned greatly in that I have done, to a feast, &c. whatsoever is set before &c.—2 Sam. xxiv. 10. xii. 13. you eat, asking no questions for
When Josiah had heard the words conscience sake; but if any man say of the book of the law, he rent his unto you, This is offered in sacrifice clothes; and he commanded, &c. Go to idols ; eat not, for his sake that ye, inquire of the Lord for me, and shewed it, and for conscience sake, for the people, concerning this book &c. Conscience, I say; not thine that is found; for great is the wrath own, but of the others : for why is of the Lord, &c. Tell the man that my liberty judged of another man's sent you to me, &c. I will bring evil conscience ? &c. Give none offence, upon this place, &c. But to the king neither to the Jews, nor to the Genof Judah, &c. Because thine heart tiles, nor to the church of God. was tender, and thou hast humbled I Cor. x. 25–29. 32. viii. 7. thyself, &c. thine eyes shall not see Our rejoicing is this, the testimony all the evil, &c.—2 Kings xxii. 11-13. of our conscience, that in simplicity 15, 16. 18—20.
and godly sincerity, not with fleshly I will not remove mine integrity, wisdom, but by the grace of God, &c. &c. my heart shall not reproach me —2 Cor. i. 12. so long as I live.—Job xxvii. 5, 6. By manifestation of the truth, com
He that is without sin, let him first mended ourselves to every man's cast a stone at her, &c. They which conscience in the sight of God.heard it, being convicted by their own 2 Cor. iv. 2. conscience. went out one by one. We are made manifest unto God; John viji. 7. 9.
and I trust also, are made manifest in Now when they heard this, they your consciences.--2 Cor. v. 11. were pricked in their heart, and said Now the end of the commandment unto Peter, &c. What shall we do? is charity, out of a pure heart, and of -Acts ii. 37.
a good conscience, and of faith unPaul said, Men and brethren, I feigned, &c. holding faith and a good havelived in allgood conscience before conscience; which some having put God until this day.-Acts xxxiii. 1. away, concerning faith have made
And herein do I exercise myself, to shipwreck.--1 Tim, i. 5. 19. have always a conscience void of Holding the mystery of the faith offence, toward God and toward men. in a pure conscience.- 1 Tim. iii. 9. -Acts xxiv. 16.
The Spirit speaketh expressly, that . Which shew the work of the law in the latter times some shall depart written in their hearts; their con- from the faith, &c. speaking lies in science also bearing them witness (or hypocrisy, having their consciences the conscience witnessing with them), seared with a hot iron, forbidding to and their thoughts the meanwhile (or marry, &c.--1 Tim. iv. 1-3. between themselves) accusing or else I thank God, whom I serve from excusing one another.-Rom.ii.15,16. my forefathers, with a pure con
I say the truth in Christ, I lie not; science.—2 Tim. i. 3. my conscience also bearing me wit- . Unto them that are defiled and unness in the Holy Ghost.-Rom. ix. 1. believing, is nothing pure; but even
Wherefore ye must needs be sub- their mind and conscience is defiled. ject, not only for wrath, but also for — Titus i. 15. , conscience sake.-Roin. xiii. 5. In which were offered both gifts
Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, and sacrifices, that could not make that eat, asking no question for con- him that did the service perfect, as science sake: for the earth is the pertaining to the conscience, &c. If Lord's, and the fulness thereof: if the blood of bulls and of goat's sancany of them that believe not, bid you tifieth, to the purifying of the flesh; how much more shall the blood of every tree of the garden ? The woChrist, &c. purge your consciences man said unto the serpent, We may from dead works, to serve the living eat, &c. but of the fruit of the tree God ?-Heb. ix, 9. 13, 14.
which is in the midst of the garden, The law, having a shadow of good God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, things to come, &c. can never, with neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. those sacrifices they offered year by And the serpent said unto the woman, year continually, make the comers Ye shall not surely die; for God doth thereunto perfect: for then would know, that in the day ye eat thereof, they not have ceased to be offered; then your eyes shall be opened, and because that the worshippers once ye shall be Eos gods, knowing good purged, should have had no more and evil. And when the woman saw conscience of sins; but in those sa- that the tree was good, &c.—Gen. çrifices there is a remembrance again iii. 1-7. made of sins every year. Let us Satan was a lying spirit, in the draw near, &c. having our hearts mouth of all his prophets, to persuade sprinkled from an evil conscience, &c. Ahab, &c.—1 Kings xxii. 21-23. -Heb. x. 1-3. 22.
2 Chron. xx. 21, 22. We trust we have a good conscience And Satan stood up against Israel, in all things, willing to live honestly, and provoked David to number Israel. -Heb. xiii. 18.
-- Chron. xxi. 1. 2 Sam. xxiv. 1. This is thankworthy, if a man for Now there was a day, when the conscience toward God endure grief, sons of God came to present themsuffering wrongfully.--1 Pet. ii. 19. selves before the Lord; and Satan
Having a good conscience; that (or the adversary) came also among whereas they speak evil of you, &c. (or in the midst of) them; and the Baptism doth also now save us; not Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest the putting away the filth of the flesh, thou? Then said he, &c. From but the answer of a good conscience going to and fro in the earth, and toward God, by the resurrection of from walking up and down in it, &c. Jesus Christ.—1 Pet. iii. 16. 21. He said, Doth Job fear God for
Let us not love in word, &c. nought? Hast not thou made an Hereby we know, &c. For if our hedge about him ? &c. Put forth heart condemn us, God is greater thine hand now, and touch all that than our heart, and knoweth all things. he hath, and he will curse thee to thy Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, face, &c. Then Satan, having leave then have we confidence toward God. given him, destroyed all he had.- John iii. 18-22.
Job i. 6, &c. ii. 1-3.
Hast thou considered my servant CHAP. XXVIII.
Job? &c. still he holdeth fast his in
tegrity, although thou movedst me OF THE DEVIL: OF HIS SUBTILTY
against him, to destroy him without BY HIMSELF, AND BY HIS INSTRU
cause. And Satan answered the Lord, MENTS, WICKED MEN, FALSE
and said, Skin for skin; yea, all that TEACHERS, DECEIVERS, AND SE
a man hath will he give for his life : DUCERS. THE DESCRIPTION OF
* but put forth thine hand now, and THEM.
touch his bone, and his flesh, and he Sect. 1. Of Satan, the Devil himself will curse thee to thy face. And the Now the serpent was more subtile Lord said, He is in thine hand : but than any beast of the field which the (or only) save his life. So went Lord God had made: and he said Satan forth from the presence of the unto the woman, Yea (or because), Lord, and smote Job, &c.- Job ii, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of 3-7.
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And he shewed me Joshua the goeth he, and taketh with himself high priest, standing before the angel seven other spirits, more wicked than of the Lord, and Satan standing at himself; and they enter in and dwell his right hand, to resist him. And there: and the last state of that man the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord is worse than the first.—Matt. xii. rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord 43–45. that hath chosen Jerusalem, &c. When any one heareth the word of Zech. ii. 1, 2.
the kingdom, and understandeth it Jesus was led up of the Spirit into not, then cometh the wicked one, and, the wilderness, to be tempted of the &c. The tares are the children of devil. And when he had fasted, &c. the wicked one; the enemy that the tempter came to him: he said, If soweth them, is the devil.—Matt. xii. thou be the Son of God, command 19. 38, 39. that these stones be made bread. But Jesus rebuked the devil, and he he answered, and said, It is written, departed out of him, and the child &c. Then the devil taketh him up was cured from that very hour, &c. into the holy city, and setteth him on Howbeit, this kind goeth not out but a pinnacle of the temple, and saith by prayer and fasting.-Matt. xvii. unto him, If thou be the Son of God, 18. 21. cast thyself down: for it is written, Christ suffered not the devils to He shall give his angels charge, &c. speak, because they knew him.Jesus said, It is written again, &c. Mark i. 24, 25. 34. The devil, &c. sheweth him all the Lord, even the devils are subject kingdoms of the world, and the glory unto us through thy name. And he of them; and saith unto him, All said unto them, I bebeld Satan as these things will I give thee, if thou lightning, fall from heaven.—Luke x. wilt fall down and worship me, &c. 17, 18. Get thee hence, Satan; for it is And he was casting out a devil, written, Thou shalt worship the Lord and it was dumb. But some of them thy God; and him only shalt thou said, He casteth out devils through servé.—Matt. iv. 1-12.
Beelzebub, the chief of the devils, &c. When Jesus was come on the other If Satan also be divided against himside, &c. there met him two possessed self, how shall his kingdom stand? with devils, &c. and they cried out, Because ye say, I cast out devils saying, What have we to do with through Beelzebub. But if I by thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom thou come hither to torment us before do your sons cast them out?—Luke the time? &c. So the devils be- xi. 14,15. 17-21. Mark üi. 22, 23. sought him, saying, If thou cast us Ought not this woman, being a out, suffer us to go away into the herd daughter of Abraham, whom Satan of swine. And he said unto them, hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, Go, &c. The whole city came out be loosed? &c.—Luke xiii. 16. and besought him that he would de- Simon, Simon, behold, Satan bath part out of their coasts.—Matt. viii. desired to have you, that he may sift 28-35. Mark v. 2, &c. Luke viji. you as wheat; but I have prayed for 27, &c.
thee, that thy faith fail not.-Luke When the unclean spirit is gone xxii. 31, 32. out of a man, he walketh through Ye are of your father the devil; dry places, seeking rest, and findeth and the lusts of your father ye will none. Then he saith, I will return do. He was a murderer from the into my house, from whence I came beginning, and abode not in the out: and when he is come, he findeth truth, because there is no truth in it empty, swept, and garnished: then him: when he speaketh a lie, he
speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, your wrath, neither give place to the and the father of it.-John viii. 44. devil.—Eph. iv. 26, 27.
The devil having now put it into Put on the whole armour of God, the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's that ye may be able to stand against son, to betray him, &c. After Jesus the wiles of the devil; for we wrestle had given the sop to Judas, Satan not against flesh and blood, but entered into him.—John xiii. 2. 26, against principalities, against powers, 27. Luke xxii, 3.
against the rulers of the darkness of The prince of this world cometh, this world, against spiritual wickedand hath nothing in me.-John xiv.30. ness (or wicked spirits) in high
When the Spirit is come, he will places: wherefore take unto you the reprove (or convince) the world of whole armour of God, &c. above all, sin, of righteousness, &c. of judg- taking the shield of faith, whereby ye ment, because the prince of this world shall be able to quench all the fiery is judged.—John xvi. 8, 9. ll. darts of the wicked one.--Eph. vi.
I pray, &c. that thou shouldest 11-13. 16. keep them from the evil one.-- John We would have come unto you, xvii. 15.
even I Paul, once and again, but SaPeter said, Ananias, why hath tàn hindered us.--1 Thess. ii. 18. Satan filled thine heart, to lie to the I sent to know your faith, lest by Holy Ghost ?-Acts v. 3.
some means the tempter have temptAnd the God of peace shall bruise ed you.-1 Thess. iii. 5. Satan under your feet shortly. That wicked one be revealed, &c. Rom. xvi. 20.
whose coming is after the working of Then come together again, lest Satan; with all power, and signs, and Satan tempt you for your inconti- lying wonders.—2 Thess. ii. 8, 9. nency.-1 Cor. vii. 5.
Not a novice, lest, being lifted up Confirm your love toward him, with pride, he fall into the condem&c. lest Satan should get any advan- nation of the devil.-1 Tim. iii. 6. tage of us : for we are not ignorant In meekness instructing those, &c. of his devices.-2 Cor. Ü. 8–12. that they may recover themselves out
If our gospel be hid, it is hid to of the snare of the devil, who are them that are lost: in whom the god taken captive (or alive) by him at his of this world hath blinded the minds will.—2 Tim. ji. 25, 26. of them which believe not, lest the Through death he might destroy light of the glorious gospel, &c.— him that had the power of death, that 2 Cor. iv. 3, 4.
is, the devil.—Heb. ii. 14. But I fear lest by any means, as Resist the devil, and he will flee the serpent beguiled Eve through his from you.-James iv. 7. subtilty, so your mind should be cor- Be sober, be vigilant; because rupted from the simplicity that is in your adversary the devil, as a roaring Christ, &c. No marvel ; for Satan lion, walketh about, seeking whom he himself is transformed into an angel may devour: whom resist, stedfast of light.--2 Cor. xi. 3. 14. Acts in the faith, knowing that the same xiii. 10.
afflictions are accomplished in your There was given to me a thorn in brethren.—1 Pet. v. 8, 9. the flesh, the messenger of Satan, to I write unto you, young men, bebuffet me.-2. Cor. xii. 7.
cause ye have overcome the wicked Ye walked, &c. according to the one.-1 John ii. 13, 14. v. 18. 2 prince of the power of the air, the Thess. iii. 3. spirit that now worketh in the chil. He that committeth sin is of the dren of disobedience.-Eph. ii. 2. devil; for the devil sinneth from the
Let not the sun go down upon beginning. For this purpose the Son