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Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and to him an' lone ; ' not to Angels, Saints, or any other Creatures ; "and lince 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. Es 2 Cor. 13. 14 Col. 2. 18 Rev. 19. 10 Rom. 1.25 Jobi 14. 6. I 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, Aby the help of che Spirit, according to his Will, « with Understanding, Reverence, Humilicy, Fervency, Faith, Love, and Perfeo verance :' and when with others in a known Tongue f Pbil 4 6 8 Pfal 65 2h 7obn 14. 13. 14. i Pet. 2. Rom. 8. 26. ki gabi 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 Eph. 6. 181 Cor. 14. 14 :

IV. Prayer is to be made for things lawful, a,& for all sorts of Men Living, or that shall Live hereafter, o but not for the Dead, p nor for those of whom ic may be known that t 'Hare finned the sin unto Death: 18

5.14° 1 Tim 2. 1, 270bn 17. 20. 2 Sam 7.29 Ruth 4. 12 P 2 Sam. 12. 21, 22, 23. with Luke 16. 25, 26 Rev. 14. 137.goon 5 16

V. . . The Reading of the Scriptures, Preaching, and hearing the Word of God, 'Singing of Platas, u as also the Administracion of Biptism and che Lord's Supper are all parts of religious Worship of God, to be performed in oordience uncoGod with understanding, Faith severence and Godly fear * Solcon Humiliations wich Fastings, * and Thanksgiving upon special occafions, are in cheir leveral times and seasons to be used in an holy and religious manner, -r Afts 15 21 Rev I 3 5 2 Tim. 4. 2. Jam. I. 22. Alls 10. 33 Mat. 13. 19. Heb. 4. 2 Ifa. 6.6. 2Col. 3 16 Eph. 5 19 James 5. 13" Mait. 28. 19 1 Cor. 11. 23 to 29 Als 2. 41, 42 * Joel 2.12 Erber 4. 16 Mark 9. 29 I Cor. 7. 5. ' Pfa. 107. per tot Ejlber 9. 22 - Hib. 12. 28

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Néither Prayer, nor any other part of Re. ligious Worship, is now under the Gospel eixeber tyed unto, or made more acceptable by any place in which it is performed, or towards which it is directed. a Bur God is to be Wor. dhiped everywhere b in Spirit and in truth,

as in private Families d daily, c and in secret each one by himself f so more folemnly in the Publick Afft mblies, which are not caree Jeny nor wilfully co be neglected or forsaken, when God by tris Word or Providence callech thereunto & a Hoon 4 21 b Mal in 1 Tim 2. 8. c bn 4. 23, 24. dJer. 10.25. Deut. 6.6,7. Job I. 5. 2 Sam. 6. 18,20. 1 Pet. 37 AEts 10.2 e Mat.6.11. f Mat.6 6. Eph.6.18 § Ifa: 56.6,7. Heb. 10.25. Prov. 1.20,21,24 & 8. 34. AEt's 13 42. Luke 14. 16. Alls 2:42.

.. 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 pofirivé, Moral and Perpetual Commandment, 'binding all men in all Ages, he hath particularly appointed one day in leven for a Sabbach co be kept holy unto him, h which from the beginning of the World to the Resurrection of Christ, was the last day of the Week, and from the Resurrection of Chrilt was changed into the first day of the Week, i which in Scripture is called the Lord's day, ils 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 abolished me h Exod. 20. 8,12 11. Ija, 562,10 , iGen 2.2. 3, 1 Cor.6.1, 2. Alts 20.7. k Rev, 1.13. 1 Exou

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This Sabbath is then kept holy unto the Lord, when Men after a due preparing of their hearts, and ordering their common affairs beforehand, do not only observe an holy rest all the day from their own works, words, and thoughts about their Worldly Imployments and Recreations, n but also are taken up the whole cime in the Publick and Private Exercises of his Worship, and in the duries of neceflity and mercy on Exod 20 8 & 16 23, 10 32. and 13. 12, to 18. Isa 58. 13. Neb 13.1.5,70 23 olfa. 58. 13. Mat. 12. 1, 1014

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Of Lawful Oaths and Vows

: A Lawful Oath is a part of religious Wor

A fhip, a wherein the Person Swearing in Truth, Righteousness and Judgment folema. Jy callech God to Witnels what he afförtech or promisoch, and to Judge him according to the Truth or Falthood of what heSweareth, boy a Deus. 10. 20. b Jer. 4. 2. Exod. 20.7. Lev 19. 12. 2 Cor. 123. 2 Chron. 6. 22, 23.

- II. The name of God only is that by which men ought to Swear and therein it is to be used with all holy tear & reverence : c Therefore co Swear vainly or rashly by that glorious and dreadiul name or to swear ac all hy any other thing, is finful, & co be abhorieu :d yet as in matters of wright and mom: nt an Oath is warranted by the Word of God under the New Testament, as well as under the Old, e lo a Lawful Orch, b ing mpoled by Liwful Authority in lúch matters ought to be taken, Fc Deut. 6. 13 d Exod 277 Jer 5 7. Mat. 5.34, 35, 36 Jam 512 Heb. 6 16 2 Cor.1.23 lja 6516 | Kings 8.31 Neba 13. 25 Ezr. 10.5

III. · Whosoever taketh an Oath warranted by the Word of God, oughe duly co cuisider the weighciness of so folemn an Act, and herein to avouch nothing but what he is fully perswaded is the truch : 8 neither may any man bind himself by an Oath co any this g buc what is good and just, and what he be lieveth fo to be, and what he is able and rem folyed to perform : « Yet it is a sin to refuse an Oath touching any ching that is good and juft, being Lawlülly imposed by Authorit*

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