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СНА Р. XXII. Of Religious Worship, and of obe Sabbath Day.

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God, who hath Lordship and Soveraign!y over all, is Juft, Good, & doth Good unto all, and is cherefore to bę Feared, Loved, Prailed, called upon, truited in, and served with all the Heart and all the Soul, and with all the might : " But the Acceptable way of Worshiping the true God is intticuted by himVelf, and so limited by his own revealed will, ihac he inay not be Worshiped according to the Imaginacions and devices of Men, or the fuggestions of Satan under any visible reprefentations, or any other way not prescribed in the holy Scripture • Rom I 20 AEZs. 17 24. Pfal. 119.64 Jer. 10. 7 Psa. 31. 23. 18. 3

12 Pfa. 62. 8 Ju. 24. 14 Mark 12. 33. Deut. 12. 32 Mat. 15. 9. Afts 17. 25 Mar. 4. 9, 10 Deut. 4.15, 10.20. Excd 20. 4, 5 Col. 2. 23

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and since the fall, not without a Mediator, nor in the Mediation of any other but of Christ alone e c Mat 4 10 John 5 23. & 2 Cor. 13. 14. Col. 2. 18 Rev. 19. 10 Rom. 1.25 Job 14. 6. 1 Tim. 2. 5 Epb. 2 18. Col. 3. 17

III. Prayer with Thanksgiving, being one special part of natural Worship, f is by God required of all Men; g but that it may be accepted, it is to be made in the name of the Son,

by the help of the Spirit, ' according to his Will, « with Understanding, Reverence, Humilicy, Fervency, Faith, Love, and Perfeverance : and when with others in a known Tongue * f Pbil 4 6 8 Pfal 652 h Jobn 14. 13. 14. 1 Pet. 2.5. Rom. 8. 26. * 1 Fab. 5. 14 Pfa. 47. 7 Eccl. 5. 1, 2 Heb. 12 28 Gen. 18. 27 James 5. 10 Mark 11. 24. Mat. 6. 12, 14, 15 Col. 4. 2 Epb. 6. 18 i Cor. 14. 14

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The Reading of the Scriptures, - Preaching, and hearing the Word of God, 'Sing ing of Platms, u as also the Administration of Baptism and the Lord's Supper are all parts of religious Worship of God, to be performed in cordience untoGod with understanding, Faith reverence and Godly fear " Solcmn Humiliations with Fastings, * and Thunkigiving upon special occasion, are in their leveral times and Seasons to be used in an holy and religious manner r Afts 15 21

REU I 3.2 Tim. 4. 2* Jam. 1. 22. AEts 10. 33 Mat. 13. 19 Heb. 4. 2 Ifa. 66.2 " Col. 3 16 Eph. 5 19 James 5. 13" Mait. 28. 19

Cor. 11. 23 to 29 AEls 2. 41, 42 * Joel 2.12 Efber 4. 16 Mark 9. 29 i Cor. 7. 5.' Psa. 107. per toi Ej ber 9. 22 ? Heb. 12. 28

VI. Neither Prayer, nor any other part of Religious Worship, is now under the Gofpei eibaer tyed unto, or made more acceptable by any place in which it is performed, or towards which it is directed.' a But God is to be Wor. Shaped every where b in Spirit and in truth,

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VII. As it is of the Law of Nature, that in generala proportion of time by God's appointment be fet apart for the Worship of God ; fu by his Word in a positive, Moral and Perpetual Commandment, 'binding all men in all Ages, he hath particularly appointed one day in seven for a Sabbach co be kept holy unto him, h which from the beginning of the World so the Resurrection of Christ, was the last day of the Week, and from tắe Resurrection of Christ was changed into the first day of the Week, which in Scripture is called the Lord's day, k and is to be continued to the end of the World as the Christian Sabbath, I the observation of the last day of the Week being aboli ched m h Exod. 20. Sta 11. Ija. 56.2,60 7. iGen 2.2. 3. I Cor.6.1, 2.487 s 20.7. k Rev.1.19. 1 Exod

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