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107. Quest. Which is the Second Commandment?

Answ. The Second Commandment is, Thou thalt not make unto thee

any graven Image, 02 any Likeness of any Thing that is in Hia ven above, od that is in the Earth beneati, o that is in the water under the Earth. Chai thalt not bow down thy self to them, noz lerve them: for 3 the Lold thy God am a jealous God, viüting the Jniquity of the Fathers up. on the Children unto the Third and fourth Generation of them that hate ine: and thewing Mercy unto Thousands of them that love me, and keep my Commandments ".

108. Quest. What are the Duties required in the Sea cond Commandment ?

Answ. The Duties required in the Second Commandment, are the Receiving, Observing, and keeping pure and entire, all such Religious Worship and Ordinances as God hath instituted in his Wordo particularly Prayer and Thanksgiving in the Name of Christ P; the Reading, Preaching, and Hearing

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107. • Exod. 20. 4, 5, 6. breaking of bread, and in prayers

. 108. Deut. 32.46. And he said i Tim. 6. 13. I give thee charge in unto them, Set your hearts unto all the fight of God, who quicknech the words which í testify among you all things, and before Christ Jesus

, this day; which ye shall command who before Pontius Pilate witnet your children to observe to do, all sed a good confession; v. 14. That the words of this law. v.47. For thou keep this commandment withit is not a vain thing for you: be- out spot, unrebukeable, until the cause it is your life, and through appearing of our Lord Jesus Chrift, this thing ye shall prolong your days P Phit. 4. 6. Be careful for 10 in the land whither ye go over Jor- thing: but in every thing by praya dan to possess it. Mat.28.20. Teach- and supplication with thanksgiving ing them to observe all things what- let your requests be made knowa Toever I have commanded you: and unto God. Eph.s.20. Giving thanks 10,Iam with you alway even unto the always for all things unto Godas end of the world. Aits 2.42. And the Father, in the name of our Lord they continued stedfastly in the apo- Jesus Chrift, Ales do&rine and fellowship, and in

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if the Word 9; the Administration and Receiving of the Sacraments"; Church-government and Dilipline , the Ministry and Maintenance thereof ";

Relia 9 Dent. 17. 18. And it shall be thee and him alone if he shall hen he litteth upon the throne of hear thee, thou hast gained thy skingdom, that he shall write him brother. v. 16. But if he will not copy of this law in a book, out of hear thee, then take with thee one # which is before the priests the or two more, that in the mouth of "evites. 0,19. And it shall be with two or three witnesses every word ni, and he shall read therein all may be established. v. 17. And if le days of his life: that he may he ihall negle&t to hear them, tell an to fear the Lord his God, to it unto the church : but if he neép all the words of this law and glect to liear the church, let him csestatutes to do ihem. Aits isi be unto thee as an heathen man

For Moses of old time hath in and a publican. Mat. 16.19. And ery city them that preach him, I will give unto thee the keys of the ing read in thë fynagogues every kingdom of heaven : and whatso

2 Tim. 4. 2. Preach ever thou shalt bind on earth, thali e word, be instant in season, out be bound in heaven: and whatlofeason; reprove, rebuke, exhort ever thou shalt loose on earth, thall th all long-suffering and do&rine, beloofed in heaven: I Cor. s. chapim. 1. 21. Wherefore lay apart all ter. I Cor. 12. 28. And God liath thiness, and fuperfluity of naugh- fët soine in the church, first apoaels

, and receive with meekness iles, secondarily prophets, thirdle ingrafted word, which is ableto ly teachers, after that miracles, ve your souls. v. 22. But be ye do- then gifts of healings, helps, gois of the word, and not hearers vernments, diversities of tongues. nly, deceiving your own selves. Eph. 4. II. And he gave some,

10.33. Immediately therefore apostles: and fonie, prophets: and lent to thee; and thöů håst well some, evangelists; and some, paone that thou art come.

Now stors and teachers; v. 12. For the erefore are we all here present perfe&ting of the saints, for the #fore God, to hear all things that work of the ministry, for the edie commanded thee of God. fying of the body of Christ. 1 Tim.

Mat. 28. 19. Go ye therefore. s. 17. Let'the elders that rule well, ad teach all nations, baptizing be counted worthy of double hoem in the name of the Father, nour, especially they who labour ad of the Son; and of the holy in the word and doctrine. hoft

: 1 Cor. 11. from verse 23.10 For the scripture faith, Thou thalt 6. For I have received of the Lord, not muzzle the ox thát treadeth lat which also I delivered unto you, out the corn: and, The labourer is at the Lord Jesus, the same night worthy of his teward.

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. Włat are the Sins forbidden in the cond Commandment ?

Answ. The Sins forbidden in the Second Com mandment, are all Devising ; Counselling , Com dock, and eareth not of the milk with him. Pfalm 16.4. Their of the flock: 6C.

lows shall be muktiplied, that hate Joel 2. 12. Therefore also now, after another ged: their drink-efer saith the Lord, Turn ye even to me ings of blood will not I offer, with all your heart, and with fafting, take up their names into my lips and with weeping, and with mouin

* Deut. 7. 5. But thus fhall yeda ing. V. 13. And rent your heart with them, ye shall destroy their and not your garments, and turn tars, and break down their imago unto the Lord your God: for he is and cut down their groves, and by gracious and merciful,--- 1 Cor. their graven images with fire

. A 7.5. Defraud you not one the other, 30.22. Ye hall defile also the core except it be with consent for a time, ring of thy graven

images of five that ye may give your selves to fast- and the ornament of chy ing and prayer;

images of goldthou shalt Deut. 6.13. Thou shalt fear the them away as a menftruous clodi Lord thy God, and serve him, and thou shalt say unto it, Get thecheze Shalt swear by his name.

109. * Ifa. 19. 21. And the Lord shall be unto you for a fringe, that se tians Thall know the Lord in that all the

commandments of the Lord day, and fhall do sacrifice and

obla- and do them: and that ye seek met tion, yea, they shall vow a vow un- after your own heart, and your one to the Lord, and perform it. Psalm eyes, after which ye use to go shine 76.11. Vow, and pay unto the Lord' ring. your God; let all that be round a Deut13. 6. If thy bout him bring presents unto him son of thy mother, or thy fou, that ought to be feared.

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w.hatfoIf from thee, from the one end of Atroyed from before theć, and that le earth even unto the other end of thou enquire not after their gods,

v. 8. Thou shalt not saying, How did these nations terve onsent unto him, nor hearken unto their gods? even so will I do like im; neither shall thine 'eye pity wise. v. 31. Thou shalt not do so im, neither shalt thou spare, nei- unto the Lord thy God: for every her fhalt thou conceal him.

abomination to the Lord which hê Hof. 5. 11. Ephraim is oppressed hateth, have they done unto their ad broken in judgment : because gods: for even their sons and their le willingly walked after the com- daughters they have burnt in the fire bandment. Mic. 6. 16: Forthe sta- to their gods. v. 32. What thing utes of Omri are kept, and all the foever I command you, observe to orks of the house of Ahab, and yé do it: thou shalt not add thereto, talk in their counsels, that I should no'r diminish from it. nake thee a defolation, and the in f Deršt. 13. from verse 6. to i 2. [ See iabitants thereof an hissing: there- letter b.] Zech. 13. 2. And it fall ore ye shall bear the reproach of my come to pass in that day, faith the

Lord of hosts, that I will cut off the i Kings 11. 33. Because that names of the idols out of the land, they have forsaken me, and have and they shall no more be remem worhipped Ashtoreth the goddess of bred: and alfo I will cause the prothe zidonians, Chemofh ihe god of phets, and the unclean fpirit to pafs the Moabites, and Milcom the god out of the land. v. 3. And it Mall of the children of Ammon, and have come to pafs, that when any shall not walked in my ways, to do that yet prophesie, then his father and which is right in mine eyes, and to his mother, that begat him, thali keep my ftatutes and my judgments, say unto him, Thou shalt not live; as did David his father i Rings 12: for thou speakest lies in the name 31: So he offered upon the altar of the Lord : and his father and his which he had made in Beth-el, the mother, that begat him, thállthrust fifteenth day of the eighth month, him through when he prophesieth. even in the month which he had de- Rev. 2. 2. I know thy works and thy vised of his own heart i and ordain- labour, and thy patience, and how ed a feast unto the children of Israel, thou canst not bear them which are And he offered upon the altar, and evil: and thou hast tried them which

say they are apostles, and are not ; Deut. 1 2. 30. Take heed to thy and haft found themi Xiars. v. 14. felf that thou be not Inared by fol- But I have a few things against thee, lowing them, after that they be de

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feigned because thou hast there them that likeness of any fill that is in the hold the doctrine of Balaam, who waters beneath the earth. v.19. And taught Balak to cast a stumbling- left thou lift up thine eyes unto hea block before the children of Israel, ven, and when thou seeft the fung to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and the moon, and the stars, com and to commit fornication. v. Is. all the host of heaven, houldi So halt thou also them that hold the driven to worship them, and ferre doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which them, which the Lord thy God hath thing I hate. v. 20. Notwithstand- divided unto all nations under the ing, I have a few things against whole heaven. Afts 17. 29. For thee, because thou sufferest that asmuch then as we are the offspring woman Jezabel, which calleth her of God, we ought not to think that Self a prophetess, to teach and to the Godhead is like unto gold, seduce my servants to commit for- filver, or stone giaven by art and nication, and to eat things sacri- mans device. Rom. 1.21. Becaule ficed unto idols. Rev. 17. 12. And that when they knew God, they the ten horns which thou sawest, glorified him not as God, neither are ten kings, which have received were thankful, but became vais no kingdom as, yet ; but receive in their imaginations, and their power as kings one hour with the foolish heart was darkned. v. 13 beast. v. 16. And the ten horns professing themselves to be wise, which thou sawest upon the beast, they became fools : v. 23. And these shall hate the whore, and changed the glory of the uncorshall make her desolate, and naked, ruptible God, into an image made and Mall eat her flesh, and burn her like to corruptible man, and to with fire. v. 17. For God hath put birds, and fourfooted beasts, and in their hearts to fulfil his will, and creeping things. v. 25. Who change to agree, and give their kingdom ed the truth of God, into a lie, and anto the beast, until the words of worshipped and served the creature God shall be fulfilled.

more than the Creator, who is bles 8 Deut. 4. 15. Take ye therefore sed for ever. Annen. good heed unto your selves (for Dan. 3. 18. But if not, be it ye saw no manner of fimilitude on known unto thee, o king, that the day that the Lord spake unto we will not serve thy gods, you in Horeb, out of the midst of worship the golden image the fire)

V. 16. Lek ye corrupt thou hast set up. Gal. your selves, and make you a graven beit, then when ye knew not God, image, the fimilitude of any

figure, ye did service unto them which by . the likeness of male or female, nature are no gods. V.17. The likeness of any beast that i Exod. 32. 3. And when Aaron is on the carth, the likeness of any saw it, he built an altar before it

, winged fowl that fieth in the air, and Aaron made proclamation

, 7. 18. The likeness of any thing and faid, To morrow is a feast w that creepeth on the ground, the the Lord,

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