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fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Ps. 8: 3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers ; the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained ; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him ? and the son of man, that thou visitest him ? 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned himn with glory and honor. 6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet.
Mal. 2: 10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man againsi
? his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers ?
Ac. 17: 26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation. 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. 420. Man's power of intuition, or perception of self-evident truths.
Job 32: 8 There is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
Lk. 12: 57 Why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right? [See 206.]
421. Man's power of reason, and capacity for knowledge, holiness, and propress.
Pr. 18:1 Through desire, a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
Ezk. 12: 2 Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not ; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house. [Jer. 5: 21.]
2 Cor. 8: 12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath and not according to that he hath not.
Heb. 5: 14 Strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. — 6: 1 Leaving the prinriples of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection.
[See 667.] 422. Man's immortality.
Jn. 10: 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and 25
Justituted and recommended - Matrimonial instructions.
they shall never perish, neither shall any pluck them out of
Rom. 2: 6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds: 7 To them who by patient continuance in well-doing, seek for glory, and honor, and immortality ; eternal life.
2 Tim. 1: 10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
[See 152, 617.]
423. Jarriuge instituted and recommended.
Gen. 2: 18 The LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone : I will make him an help meet for him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept ; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof : 22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
Pr. 18: 22 Whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favor of the Lord.
Ep. 5: 31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one fesh.
1 Tim. 3: 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach. — 4:1 The Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils ; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron ; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. -5: 14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. 15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.
Heb. 13: 4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. [Ps. 68: 6: and 107: 41, 42. 1 Cor. 7: 2.] 424. Matrimonial instructions and warnings. Gen. 6: 2 The sons of God saw the daughters of men that
Duties of husbands and wives - Polygamy.
they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Dt. 7: 3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them : thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. 4 For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.
Am. 3: 3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
1 Cor. 7: 39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth ; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.
2 Cor. 6: 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers : for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 425. Mutual duties of husbands and wives.
Ep. 5: 21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. 22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own hus. bands, as unto the Lord.' 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church : and he is the Saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 28 So ought men to love their wives, as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 33 Neverthelesss, let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
Tit. 2: 4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Dt. 17: 15 Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee whom the LORD thy God shall choose: 17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold. .1 K. 11: 1 King Solomon loved many strange women.
3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines : and his wives turned away his heart. Mal. 2: 15 Did not be make one? Yet had he the residue
of the Spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
Mat. 19: 9 I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away, doth commit adultery.
Mk. 10: 11 He saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. 12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
1 Tim. 3: 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife. 12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 427. Divorce discountenanced.
Gen. 2: 23 Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Mal. 2: 15 Did not he make one ? Yet had he the residue of the Spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. 16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith, that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.
Mat. 19: 4 He answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning, made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God bath joined together, let not man put asunder. 8 He saith unto them, Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
9 And I say unto, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away, doth commit adultery. [Mk. 10: 2–12.]
Lk. 16: 18 Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery; and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband, committeth adultery.
Appuinel- Use of requ.ed.
Rom. 7: 2 The woman which hath an husband, is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. 3 So then, if while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress: though she be married to another man.
1 Cor. 7: 10 Unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband : 11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband : and let not the husband put away his wife.
MEANS OF GRACE. 428. Means and instruments of grace appointed.
Pr. 6: 23 The commandment is a lamp, and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life.
Ec. 11: 6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand : for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
Mat. 20: 1 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard.
Mk. 4: 14 The sower soweth the word.
Lk. 10: 2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.
Jn. 4: 35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest ? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to barvest. 36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth, and he that reapeth, may rejoice together.
i Cor. 3: 8 He that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own rew
eward, according to his own labor. 9 For we are laborers together with God.
Ezk33: 8 When I say unto the wicked, 0 wicked man, at:ou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked