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Mankind with a Legitimate Issue, and of the Church with an holy seed, c and for preveniing uncleanness. b Gen 2 18 ! Mal 2:15 di Cor 7 2, 9

;, . ; III. It is Lawful for all sorts of people to marry, who are able with judgment to give their con· fent e Yet it is the duty of Christians to marty in the Lord, f and therefore such as profess the true reformed Religion, should not marry with Infidels Papists, or other Idolators : neither should such-as are Godly be unequally yoked by marrying such as are Wicked in their Life, or maintain damnable Hertfie 8 e Heb. 13. 4. I Tim. 4. 3. i Cor. 7. 36,37,38 Gen. 24. 57,58. f. Cor. 7. 39. 8 Gen. 4,14 Exod. 34.16. Deut.7 3.4. I King 11.4. Neb 13.25,26,27. Mal. 2.11,12. 2 Cor. 6. 14.

• IV. .. Marriage ought not to be within the degrees of Consanguinity or affinity forbidden in the Word, h, nor cia fuch Incestuous Marriages ever be made Lawful by any Law of man, or consent of parties, so as those Persons' may live together as Man and Wife' i h Lev 18 chap 1 Cor. 5. 1. Anos 2. 7, i Mark 6. 18. Lev. 18. 24, 60 29.

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CHA P. XXVI.

Of the Church THE Catholick or Universal Church,

I which is invisible, confifts of the whole number of the Elect, that have been, are, or shall be gathered into one under Christ the head thereof, and the Spouse, the Body, the fulness of him that filleth all and in all a Epho 1. 10, 22, 23. & 5. 23, 27, 32 Col. 1. 18

- II. The whole body of men throughout the World, profeffing the faith of the Gospel, & obedience usto God by Christ according unco it, b not destroying their own profession by any errors everting the foundation, c or unholiness of Conversation, they and their Children e with them are, and may be called the visible Catholick Church of Chrift, falthough as such it is not intrusted 'wich anyOfficers to rule or govern over the whole body & b i Cor. 1. 2. ' col 2. 19. I Tim 1. 19, 20* 2 l im 2. 19 Tib 1. 16° i Cor 7. 14 Acts 2 29 Ezek, 16. 20,21 Rom. 11.16 Gen 17.7' i Cum 12. 12,13 Rom. 15 9, 10,12 Epb. 4. 8, 11, 12 Rom. 12, 6, 7, 8. i Cor. 12. 18,19,30 III. .. .,

' The purest Churches under heaven aro sub. ject both to mixture & error, h & some

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the Churches of Christ being enlarged and edifi:d through a free and plentiful communia cation of ligic and grace, in allergy in chis world a more quiet, peace ible and liric us condition chen they have enj yedi * tets y I to g1 & 14. 21 & 8. I with g 31° 2 Tbes.. 2, 8. 9, 10 Rey 18 2, 4, 21 & 17 16 P Rome 10. I EN 11.123, to $2 q Psal 110. 1 & 29

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CHA P. XXVII.

Of the Conmunion of Saints A LL Saints chat are united to Jesus Christ

t their Head by his Spi, it and Faith although they are not made thereby cne person with him a have fellowship in his Graces, Sufferings, Death, Resurrection and Glory: b, And being united to one another in loves they have communion in each others gifts & graces, c and are onliged to the performance of such dutys, publick and private, as do conduce to their mutual good, both in the inward and outward Man da Col 1.18, 19. I Cor. 8. 6 Ifa. 42. 8. i Tim 6. 15, 16 Pjel 45 with Heb 1. 8, 9 b 1,70bl 1. 3 Eph 3. 16 to 19 705. 1. 16 Epb 2. 5,6 Pbil 3 1 Rom 6,5,6 2 1 119. 2. 12° Epb 4 15, 16. i Cor 12.7.& 3' 21, 22, 2.3 Col 2. 19 di Thef 5 11, 14 Rom 1. 11, 12, 14. 1 Jobin 3. 16, 17, 18 Gal 6. **

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