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neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor 5 adulterers, nor. effeminate, por abusers of themselves with mankind, 106 Nor i thieves, nor ķ covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, thall inherit the kingdom of God.' 11. And m such were some of you : but ye are

washed, which n0 Man shall see the Lord. Among whom also we all had our Rev. 21. 8, 27. The Fearful and Conversation in times past, in the Unbelieving, and the Abomina- Lufts of our Flejh, fulfilling the Dee ble, and Murderers, and Whore- fires of the Flesh, and of the Mind. mongers, and Sorcerers, and Ido- 5_Remember that ye being in laters, and all Liars, shall have their Time passed Gentiles in the Fleshpart in the Lake which burneth That at that time ye were without with Fire and Brimstone. Ver. Christ, being Aliens from the 27. There shall in no wise enter into Common-wealth of Israel, and it any thing that defileth, neither 10 Strangers from the Covenant of whatsoever worketh Abomination, Promise, having no hope, and or maketh a Lie.

Rev. 22. 15.

without God in the World. Eph. For without are Dogs, and Sorce, 4. 17, 18, 22. This I fay therefore, rers, and Whoremongers and Mur. and testifie in the Lord, that ye derers, and Idolaters, and whoso. 15 henceforth walk not as other Gens ever loveth and maketh a Lie. tiles walk in the Vanity of their & See on Ver. 18.

Mind, having the Understanding See on Mat. 5.27, 28.

darkned, being alienated from the i See on Mar. 10.19.

Life of God, through the Ignorance k See on Luk. 12 15.

20 that is in them, because of the See on Rom. 13. 13:

Blindness of their Heart. That ye !1. m Rom. 1. 25. Who change put off concerning the former Cone ed the Truth of God into a Lie, and versation, the old Man which is coro worshipped and ferved" the Creature rupt, according to the deceitful more than the Creator, who is 25 Lufts. Eph. z. 8. Ye were some. blessed for ever.

Rom. 6. 19.

times Darkness, but now As ye bave yielded your Mem- Light in the Lord : walk as Chils bers Servants to Uncleanness and to dren of Light. Col. 'I. 21. And Iniquity, unto Iniquity ; even so you that were sometime alienated's now yield your Members Servants


and Enemies in your Mind by vická to Righteousness unto Holiness. ed Works, yet now hath he reconció Rom. 5. 5. When we were in the

led + Col. 3. 9. In the whicly Flesh, the Motions of Sins which [Sins) ye alfo walked sometime, when were by the Law, did work in our ye lived in them. f Tit. 3. 3. Members to bring forth Fruit unto We our felves also were sometimes Death.

35 i Cor. 12. 2. Ye know > foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving that ye were Gentiles, carried away divers Lufts and Pleasures, living by thefe dumb Idols, even as ye in Malice and Envy, hateful, and were led. Eph. 2. 1, 2, 3, 11, 12.

hating one another. You hath he quickned, who were The time past of our Life may tufa dead in Trespasses and Sinis, wherein 4° fice us to have wrought the will of in time past ye walked according to the Gentiles; wlien we walked in Lana the Course of this world, according civiousness, Lusts, excess of Wine, to the Prince of the Power of the Revellings, Banquetings, and ale Air, the Spirit that now. workerh 45 minable Idolatrics. in the Children of Difobedience.

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washed, but ye are fan&tified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our Godo 12. (1) All things are • lawful unto me, but all things are not * expedient [Or, profitable]: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 13: | Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God fhall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body. 14. And ' God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power. 15. Know ye not, that your bodies are the members of Chrift? Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot ? God forbid. 16. What, knowi ye not that he

which See on Joh. perish in the using. Which 3. 3; 5.

things have indeed a fhew of Wis. ti Cor. 10. 23. All things dom in Will-worship, and Humi. are lawful for me, but all things lity, and neglecting of the Body, are not expedient: all things are s not in any Honour to the Satisfying lawful for me, but all things edi. of the Flesh..

9 + Ver. 19, 20, ti Thef. 13.

† Mat. 15. 17. Do not 3. This is the will of God, even ye yet understand, that whatfo- your fan&tification, that ye should ever entreth in at the Mouth, goeth 10 abstain from Fornication. into the Belly, and is cast out into 14. ' † Rom 6.4. † Rom. 8.11. the Draught? + Rom. 14. 17. † 2 Cor. 4. 14. See on Acts 2, The Kingdom of God is not. Meat 24. and Drink, but Righteousness, and 15.

s of 1 Cor. 12. 27. † Eph. 4. Peace, and joy in the holy Ghoft. 1$ 12, 15, 16. † Eph. 5. 30. See on + Col 2.22, 23. Which are all to

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(1) Thefe Words are not to be understood in the most general Sense, but with some reftri&tion. For it is certain we may not do any thing forbidden by God. For the clearer Understanding of them, we may diftinguish things, First, Into fuch as are necessary, that is, such as are commanded by God, either by the Law and light of Nature, or right Reason, or in the holy Scriptures. These are not only lawful co be done, but it would be sinful to omit the doing of them. Secondly, Into such as are forbidden, either by the Word of God, or the Reason and Nature of Things. These, however expedient they may appear to be, are utrerly unlawful. Thirdly, There are other things of a middle Nature, which, generally speaking, may be done, or lefc undone, without sin; and to this kind of Things must chese Words be restrained. All such things are in themselves indifferent, as being neither commanded nor forbidden by God. But this notwithstanding, it may be sometimes expedient to forbear doing them; for instance: When it would offend our weak Brother, whore Conscience may not be rightly inform'd concerning 'the Nature and Use of them. See Bishop Sanderson's Sermon on 1 Cor. 10. 23. pag. 507. of the last Folio Edition ; also Dr, Claget's Sermon oa 1 Cor. 10. 2;.

which is joined to an harlot, is one body? for u two (faith he) shall be one flesh. 17. But he that is joined unto the Lord, * is one spirit. . 18. Fleeb fornication. Every sin that a man doth, is without the body; but he that committeth fornication, finneth against his own body. 19. What, know ye not that your body is the o temple of the holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

20. For ye are bought with a Price: therefore glorifie God in your body, and in your spirit, which are Gods.

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16. Gen. 2. 24. Eph. 5. dishonour their own Bodies between 31. See on Mar. 10.7.

themselves. 1 Cor.7.2, 9. Toa. 17. & † Joh. 17.21, 22, 23. That void Fornication, let every Man have they all may be one, as thou, Fa- his own Wife, and let every Woo' ther, art in me, and I in thee ; s man have her own Husband. If that they also may be one in us : they cannot contain, let them that the World may believe that marry: for it is better to marry thou haft fent me.

And the Glory than to burn. Eph. 5. 3. But for. which thou gavest me,


nication, and all Uncleanness, or Co. given them : that they may be 10 verousness, let it not be once na. one, even as we are one. I in them, med amongst you, as becometh and thou in me, that they may be

Saints. Col. 3. 5, 6. Mortifie made perfect in one.

f Eph.4.4. therefore your Members which are There is one Body, and one Spirit, to upon the Earth ; Fornication, ven as ye are called in one Hope 15 For which things sake the Wrath of your Ealling. + Eph. 5. 30. of God cometh on the Children of We are Members of his Body, of his Disobedience.

: 1 Thes. 4. 3, 4. Flesh, and of his Bones.

This is the Will of God, even 18. Prox. 6. 26. By means of your Sanctification, that ye should a whorish Woman a Man is brought 20 abstain from Fornication: That e

: to a piece of Bread. Prov. 29.

very one of you should know how. 3. He that keepeth Company with to poress his vifel in Sanétification Harlots spendeth his Substance. and Honour. i Tim. 1. 9, 10.

!1. Whoredom, and Wine, Knowing this, that the Law is not and

new Wine,take away the Heart.25 made for a righteous Man, but for Mar. 7. 21. From within, out of the Lawless and Disobedient,- for the Heart of Men, proceed eyil Whoremongers:


16. Thoughts, Adulteries, Fornicati [Looking diligently) left there be

Acts 15. 20. [My Sentence any Fornicator, or profane Person, as is,] that we write unto them, 3 Efau. See on Ver. 9. that they abstain from Pollutions of 19. t i Cor. 3. 16. t 2 Cor. Idols, and from Fornication.- :: Rom. 6.16. See on Rom. 8.9. 1. 24. Wherefore God also gave 20. t i Cor. 7. 23.

† Heb. them up to Uncleanness, through 9. 12. t i Per. 1. 18. Sçe on the Lufts of their own Hearts, to 35 Acts 20:28.

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ie: а It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 2. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, (1) let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband, 3. Let the husband render unto the wife . due bertevoJence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 2. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband : and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. 5.

d Defraud you not one

the 1.a | Ver. 8, 26. ?

Church. Col. 3, 19. Husbands

, 3. b Prov. 5.15, 18, 19. Drink love your Wives, and be not bitter Waters out of thine own Well, against them. and running Waters out of thine C: Exod. 21. 10. If he take own Ciftern. Let thy Fountain s him another Wife ; her Food,

; be blefled, and rejoice in the Wife of her Raiment, and her Duty of Mar. thy Youth. Let her be as the love riage, shall she not diminish. ti ing Hind, and the pleasant Roe,

Pet... 3. 7 Likəwise ye Husbands let i er Breasts satisfie thee at all dwell with them according to know times, and be thou ravished with 10 ledge, giving honour unto the Wife, her Love.. Eph. 5.125, 28, 29.. as unto the weaker, Veslel, and as Husbands love your Wives, even as being Heirs together of the Grace Christ also loved the Church.- So of Life ; that your Prayers be ought Mento: love their Wives, , not hindred. as their own Bodies: he that lour 15 s... | Exod. 19.15..--Be ready eth his wife, loveth himself. For against the third Day: come not at no Man ever yet liated his own


Wives. tu Sam. 21. 4, 5, Flesh ; but nourisheth and cherith- There is no common Bread under eth it, even as the Lord the.



- (1) The true Tranflation of this Text is a clear and full Proof again Polygamy, and that the having more Wives than one is forbidden in the New Testament ; for then the rendring will be, Let every Man have his own Wife, and let every Woman have a Husband peculiar to ber. See Mr. Wal's History of Infant-Baptifin, Part I. p.99. 3d. Edition. Should a. ny Libertine produce the Examples of Abraham, and Facob, bf David, &c. to justifie Polygamy, and keeping of Concubines: The Answer is easie: They, though particularly favoured by God, yet did not fit under that çlear Light which has shined upon us by the Coming of Jesus Chrift, nor did they know, as we Christians do, the Duties of doliness. It becomes pot us to leffen these great, and for the Time they lived in, good Men; nor must we undervalue the Advantages of the Christian Religion. In few Words, what our Lord, Mat. 19. 8. says of Divorce, is applicable to oi her Instances : Meses suffered 902 to put away your Wives; but from the be ginning it was not so. And then he adds, that whosoever should imitate ihe Jews, and do that which had been tolerated till then, should be guilty of Adultery. Our Lord condemns Divorce, even though the Barren.




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the other, except it be with confent for a time, that ye may give your felves to ' fafting and prayer; and come together again, that f Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. 6. But I speak this by permission, and % not of Commandment. 7. For h I would that all men were i even as I my

i felf: but every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. 8. I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, ' It is good for them if they abide even as 1. 9. But if they cannot contain, mi let them Marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. unto the married I command, - yet not I, but the Lord,

Let not the wife depart from her husband: 17. But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife, !2. But to the rest speak I, not the Lord, If any brother h th a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell wth him, let him rot put her away. 13. And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleafed to dwell with her, let her not leave him. 14. For

the mine Hand, but there is hallowed Power to lead about a Sifter, a Wife, Bread ; if the young Men have as well as other Apostles. kepr themselves at least from Women, t Mat. 19. 11, 12:

All Men And David answered the Priest, cannot receive this faying, fave 2nd said unto him, Of a Truth, s they to whom it is given. There Women have been kept from us about be Eunuchs that have made themthese three Days.

felves Eunuchs for the Kingdom of * † Joel 2. 15, 16. Sanétifie a Heavens fake. He that is able Falt, call a folemn Assembly.- to receive it, let him receive it. Let the Bridegroom go forth of hisiot 1 Cor. 12. 11 All these workChamber, and the Bride out of her eth that one and the self-fame Spi

rit, dividing to every Man severally f See on 1 Thes. 3.5.

as he wil. 6. 6.; 2 Cor. 8. 8. I speak not 8. "† Verses 1, 26. by Commandment. † 2 Cor. !!,15

ti Tim. s. 14. I will 19. That which I speak, I speak it therefore that the younger Women not after the Lord. Ver. 10, 12, merry, bear Children, guide the 40.

House, give none occasion to the 7. h | Acts 26. 29. I would to Adversary to speak reproachfully. God, that not only thou, but also 20

t See Verses 12, 25, all that hear me this Day, were

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† Mar. 19.9. lam, except chese Bonds.

+ Mar. 10.

Luk. 16. 18. + 1 Cor. 9. $. Have we not

See on Mat. 5. 32. ness of the Wife should be pleaded as a Pretence; for he allows it in no Cafe, but that of her being false to her Husband's Bed. See that excel. lent Treatise of the Causes of the present Corrnption of Christians, written by Mr. Ostervald, Part I. under Cinde










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