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sinned greatly in that I have done, &c.-2 Sam. xxiv. 10. xii. 13.
When Josiah had heard the words of the book of the law, he rent his clothes; and he commanded, &c. Go ye, inquire of the Lord for me, and for the people, concerning this book that is found; for great is the wrath of the Lord, &c. Tell the man that sent you to me, &c. I will bring evil upon this place, &c. But to the king of Judah, &c. Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself, &c. thine eyes shall not see all the evil, &c.—2 Kings xxii. 11–13. 15, 16. 18-20.
I will not remove mine integrity, &c. my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.-Job xxvii. 5, 6.
He that is without sin, let him first cast a stone at her, &c. They which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one.John viii. 7. 9.
Now when they heard this, they were picked in their heart, and said unto Peter, &c. What shall we do? -Acts ii. 37.
Paul said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.-Acts xxiii. 1.
And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence, toward God and toward men. -Acts xxiv. 16.
Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts; their conscience also bearing them witness (or the conscience witnessing with them), and their thoughts the meanwhile (or between themselves) accusing or else excusing one another.-Rom. ii. 15, 16. I say the truth in Christ, I lie not; my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost.-Rom. ix. 1.
Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.-Rom. xiii. 5.
Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake for the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof: if any of them that believe not, bid you
to a feast, &c. whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no questions for conscience sake; but if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice to idols; eat not, for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake, &c. Conscience, I say; not thine own, but of the others: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience? &c. Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God.1 Cor. x. 25–29. 32. viii. 7.
Our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, &c. -2 Cor. i. 12.
By manifestation of the truth, commended ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.2 Cor. iv. 2.
We are made manifest unto God; and I trust also, are made manifest in your consciences.-2 Cor. v. 11.
Now the end of the commandment is charity, out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned, &c. holding faith and a good conscience; which some having put away, concerning faith have made shipwreck.-1 Tim. i. 5. 19.
Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.-1 Tim. iii. 9.
The Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, &c. speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their consciences seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, &c.—1 Tim. iv. 1-3.
I thank God, whom I serve from. my forefathers, with a pure conscience.-2 Tim. i. 3.
Unto them that are defiled and unbelieving, is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. Titus i. 15.
In which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience, &c. If the blood of bulls and of goats sanctifieth, to the purifying of the flesh;
OF THE DEVIL, &c.
how much more shall the blood of Christ, &c. purge your consciences from dead works, to serve the living God-Heb. ix. 9. 13, 14.
The law, having a shadow of good things to come, &c. can never, with those sacrifices they offered year by year continually, make the comers thereunto perfect for then would they not have ceased to be offered; because that the worshippers once purged, should have had no more conscience of sins: but in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again Let us made of sins every year. draw near, &c. having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, &c. -Heb. x. 1-3. 22.
We trust we have a good conscience in all things, willing to live honestly. -Heb. xiii. 18.
This is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.-1 Pet. ii. 19.
Having a good conscience; that whereas they speak evil of you, &c. Baptism doth also now save us not the putting away the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.-1 Pet. iii. 16. 21.
Let us not love in word, &c. Hereby we know, &c. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. -1 John iii. 18-22.
OF THE DEVIL: OF HIS SUBTILTY BY
HIMSELF, AND BY HIS INSTRUMENTS,
DECEIVERS, AND SEDUcers.
SECT. I. Of Satan, the Devil himself.
every tree of the garden?
Satan was a lying spirit, in the mouth of all his prophets, to persuade Ahab, &c.-1 Kings xxii. 21-23. 2 Chron. xx. 21, 22.
And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel. -1 Chron. xxi. 1. 2 Sam. xxiv. 1.
Now there was a day, when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord: and Satan (or the adversary) came also among (or in the midst of) them: and the From Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest Then said he, &c. thou? going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it, &c. He said, Doth Job fear God for Put forth nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him? &c. thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face, &c. Then Satan, having leave given him, destroyed all he had.Job i. 6, &c. ii. 1-3.
Hast thou considered my servant Job &c. still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause. And Satan answered the Lord, and said, Skin for skin; yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life: but put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone, and his flesh, and he And the will curse thee to thy face. Lord said, He is in thine hand: but So went (or only) save his life. Satan forth from the presence of the Lord, and smote Job, &c.-Job ii. 3-7.
And he shewed me Joshua the high priest, standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand, to resist him. And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem, &c.Zech. iii. 1, 2.
Jesus was led up of the spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted, &c. the tempter came to him: he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered, and said, It is written, &c. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, and saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge, &c. Jesus said, It is written again, &c. The devil, &c. sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me, &c. Get thee hence, Satan; for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God; and him only shalt thou serve.-Matt. iv. 1-18.
When Jesus was come on the other side, &c. there met him two possessed with devils, &c. and they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? &c. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go, &c. The whole city came out, and besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.-Matt. viii. 28-35. Mark v. 2, &c. Luke viii. &c.
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house, from whence I came out: and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished: then
When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and, &c. The tares are the children of the wicked one: the enemy that soweth them, is the devil.-Matt. xiii. 19. 38, 39.
Jesus rebuked the devil, and he departed out of him, and the child was cured from that very hour, &c. Howbeit, this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.-Matt. xvii. 18. 21.
Christ suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.Mark i. 24, 25. 34.
Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning, fall from heaven.-Luke x. 17, 18,
And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub, the chief of the devils, &c. If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? Because ye say, I cast out devils through Beelzebub. But if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out ?—Luke xi. 14, 15. 17-21. Mark iii. 22, 23.
Ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed? &c.-Luke xiii. 16. Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have that he may you, sift you as wheat: but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not.-Luke xxii. 31, 32.
Ye are of your father the devil; and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him when he speaketh a lie, he
speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.-John viii. 44. The devil having now put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him, &c. After Jesus had given the sop to Judas, Satan entered into him.-John xiii. 2. 26, 27. Luke xxii. 3.
The prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.-John xiv. 30. When the Spirit is come, he will reprove (or convince) the world of sin, of righteousness, &c. of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. John xvi. 8, 9. 11.
I pray, &c. that thou shouldest keep them from the evil one.-John xvii. 15.
Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart, to lie to the Holy Ghost-Acts v. 3.
And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. — Rom. xvi. 20.
Then come together again, lest Satan tempt you for your incontinency. -1 Cor. vii. 5.
Confirm your love toward him, &c. lest Satan should get an advantage of us for we are not ignorant of his devices.-2 Cor. ii. 8-12.
If our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel, &c.— 2 Cor. iv. 3, 4.
But I fear lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your mind should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ, &c. No marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.-2 Cor. xi. 3. 14. Acts xiii. 10.
There was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan, to buffet me.-2 Cor. xii. 7.
Ye walked, &c. according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.-Eph. ii. 2.
Let not the sun go down upon
your wrath, neither give place to the devil.-Eph. iv. 26, 27.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil; for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness (or wicked spirits) in high places: wherefore, take unto you the whole armour of God, &c. above all, taking the shield of faith, whereby ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.-Eph. vi. 11—13. 16.
We would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again, but Satan hindered us.-1 Thess. ii. 18.
I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you.-1 Thess. iii. 5.
That wicked one be revealed, &c. whose coming is after the working of Satan; with all power, and signs, and lying wonders.-2 Thess. ii. 8, 9.
Not a novice, lest, being lifted up with pride, he fall into the condemnation of the devil.-1 Tim. iii. 6.
In meekness instructing those, &c. that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive (or alive) by him at his will.-2 Tim. ii. 25, 26.
Through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.-Heb. ii. 14.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.-James iv. 7.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist, stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren.-1 Pet. v. 8, 9.
I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one.-1 John ii. 13, 14. v. 18. 2 Thess. iii. 3.
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son
of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil; not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother.-1 John iii. 8. 12.
The angels which kept not their first estate (or principalities) he hath reserved in everlasting chains. The archangel, when contending with the devil, he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation; but said, The Lord rebuke thee.-Jude 6. 9.
The devil shall cast some of you into prison: thou dwellest even where Satan's seat is.-Rev. ii. 10. 13.
Them of the synagogue of Satan, &c-Rev. iii. 9.
The angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon; but in the Greek Apollyon. -Rev. ix. 11.
There was war in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, &c. and the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him, &c. The accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God, day and night, &c. Woe unto the inhabitants of the earth, and of the sea, for the devil is come down unto you, having wrath.-Rev. xii. 7-13.
Three unclean spirits, like frogs, came out of the mouth of the dragon, &c. the spirits of devils, working miracles, &c.-Rev. xvi. 13, 14.
Satan laid hold on, bound, cast into the bottomless pit, and sealed up from deceiving, &c. let loose again, and then cast into the lake of fire and brimstone.-Rev. xx.
SECT. II. The Instruments of Sa
tan; Seducers, Deceivers, &c. LET no man deceive you by any means. -2 Thess. ii. 3.
When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, &c. that is the thing which
the Lord hath not spoken.-Deut. xviii. 22.
The devil was a lying spirit in the mouth of all the prophets, to deceive Ahab.- Kings xxii. 19, 20. 23.
Ezek. xiii. 9.
The prophets prophesy lies in my name; I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.-Jer. xiv. 14, 15.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves; ye shall know them by their fruits, &c. We have prophesied in thy name, cast out devils, and done many wonderful works.-Matt. vii. 15, 16. 22, 23.
Take heed, and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, &c. of the doctrine of the Pharisees, &c.-Matt. xvi. 6. 11, 12.
Take heed that no man deceive you: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many, &c. many false prophets shall arise, and shall deceive many, &c. Then if any shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there is Christ, believe it not for there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they should deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before: wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert, go not forth, &c. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.-Matt. xxiv. 4, 5. 11. 23-28.
Ye received me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.-John v.
Elymas, &c. seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith, &c. Paul, &c. said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief! thou child of the devil; thou enemy of all righteousness: wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?-Acts xiii. 8—11.