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[3311

ligtsido

jures]

(that

is,

[Of

which

I

require

thee

to

(wear

plainly.]

P.

5ç,

56.

The

queflion,

Whether

this

or

that

Oath

be

lawfazlI

much

ditfereth from this,[Whether

this

or

that

Oath

bind

?]

For

though

it

be certain

that

we ought

not

to take

the

Oath,

which

we

know

that

we

ought

not

to

keep

;

yet

it may

come

to

pats,

and

often

doth, that

we

ought

to

perform

that

which

we

ought not to

have

taken.

yoJhuas

Covenant with the

Gibeonites, is

a

molt

clear example

of

this.

--

--

An

Oath

may be

faid

to

be

unlawful

two

wales

;

either

as

to the

matter

fworn,

or

as

to

the

AI

of

Jivearing.

An

Oath un-

lawful

as

to

the

matter

fworn,

bu

ideth not

at

all.

An

Oath

unlawful

in

refpe

t

to

the

At

of

fwear-

ing,

bindeth,

unlefs

orherwaies hindered.

P.74,

75,

A

thing

lawful

in

it

fell

may

be

ur-

lawful

by

accident;

-

-

-as

by_

the

errour

of

the

fwearer, or

the

ill

eea

of

the

thing

fworn.

The

third

Cafe

is, When

one

promifeth

by

an

Oath

to

do

fomewhat

perhaps

lawful.

in

it

(r 7,

which

yet

he

think

th

uralawfal

,

or

at

haft-

feareth

left

it

be

not

lawful:

As

ifany

one

before

thtí

tines,

admitted

to

an

Ecclefiaflical

Ben fice,

had prom

fld

to

ob--

fcrve

in

Publick Worfhip

all

the Rites commanded

by

the

Ecclefiaftical

Laws,

as

the

Surplice,

the

fgn

of

the

Crofs

at

the

facred Font, kneeling

in

recei-

ving

the Sacrament,

and fuch

like

which stet

by

fome

light prejudice

he

thought

were

f.perftitious

`and

Pohifh.

Ihe

queltion

is,

W,

tat

obligation

there

is

in

this

cafe

?

I fay, I. Such

an

Oath. cannot

be-

taken

during

fuch

errour, without

grievous

fin.

For

he finneth

gricvoufly

that

fïnreth

againft his

confcience, though erroneous.

For

when

the

Judgment

of

the Intellect

is

every

ones

neareft

Rule