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PART

II.

Reverend

Mr..Richard

Baxter.

359

Rejp. 1.

The

Propofition denied

is

not in the Conclufion

.

This was

.x.

The

Major

is

denied;

becaufe

the

firli All

commanded may

be

per

deciders

a miftake

unlawful,

and be commanded by an unjuft

Penalty,

though so

other

Mt

ör Cir-

cumftance

be fuch.

the

Scribe,

the

.

`

Oppon.

The

Minor

next.

That Command which commandeth an

A&

in

it

feif lawful, and

no

other

`

A& whereby

any

unjuft

Penalty

is

enjoined, nor any Circumftance whence di-

`

redly

or

per

Accident

any

Sin is

consequent,

which the Commander ought

to

`provide against, commands an

Ad

in it

felt lawful, and

no

ocher

Aft or Circuit-

'

ftance unlawful.

`

That

Command which

commands only an A&

in

it

felflawful, commandeth

an

Ad

in

it feif Lawful, and no

other

A&

whereby any unjuft Penalty

is

enjoined,

`

nor any Circumstance, whence

direly

and

per accident

any

Sin is

confequhnt,

`

whichthe Commander ought to provideagainst

`Ergo,

That

Command which commands only an Aet in it

Pelf

lawful,

corm:

'mands

an

Ad

in

it

feif lawful, and no

other

Ad

or Circumstance únlaw-

s

ful.

'

We prove our

Major

notwithstanding your Reafon

alledged.

That

Command which hath

in it all things

requifte to the

lawfulnefs

of

a

Command, and particularly cannot be guilty

of

commanding an

A&

per accident

unlawful,

nor of commanding

an

Ad

underan unjuft

Penalty,

is

not

fïnful,

not.

withftanding your Reafon alledged

`

That Command which commandeth an

Ad

in it fell

lawful, and

no other

'

Aft

whereby any unjuft

Penalty

is

enjoined,

nor

any Circumftance whence di-

'

redly

or

per accident

any Sin

is

confequent, which

the

Commander ought to

pro.

`

vide

againft, bath in

it all things requifite

to the lawfulneî of

a

Command, and

`particularly

cannot

be

guilty

of

commanding an

Ad

per accident

unlawful; nor

of

commanding an

Ad

under

an

unjuft

Penalty

'

Ergo,

That

Command

which

commandeth an

Ad

in it feif

lawful, and

no

'

other Aet whereby any unjuR Penalty

is

enjoined,

nor

any Circumftance

whence

'

directly

or

per accident

any

Sin

is

confequent,

which the Commander

ought

to

provide againft,

is

not

finful

notwithstanding your

Reafons alledged.

Refp.

The

Minor

is

denied upon

the

fame

Reafons; which

you do

nothing to

remove:

Such a Command

bath not in

it

all

things

requifcte

to the

lawfulnefs

of

a

Command

; hecaufe

though

no

other

A&

be commanded whereby

an

unjust

Penal-

ty

is

enjoined,

yet

1äll

the

firft

AP

may be

commanded

job

Pcenâ injseftâ

i

And

though no other

Ad

or Circumflance

be

commanded

that

is

a Sin

per

accident,

yet

the fill.

itJelf commanded, may be a Sin

per accident.

Oppose.

Either our

Minor

is

true notwithftanding your Reafon,

or

elfe

the

firft

Ad

may

be

a

Command commanding

an

unjuft Punifhment, and

be

an Addawful

or the

firft

Ad

it

felt being

lawful in

it felt and

all

Circumftances, may

yet

be a

Sin

per

Accident,

againstwhich

the Commanderought

to provide.

'

` Pofteriao

utramgue

faljum;

both the later Members are

talk

Ergo,

Prises

t'verum

--

Therefore the

firft

is

true.

Re%.

I.

Neg. Major. Becaufe

t,

The

Subje&

is

changed

:

You wereto

have fpo-

ken

of

the

firit Ait

commanded,

and you fpeak

of

the

full

AP

commanding,

in

the

firft

Member.

You

fhould have

laid,

[Elfe the

firft

Ad

may

becommandedfah

Pro-

Mired-a,

and yet

be

in it

fell lawful

]

which

is

true.

a.

Becaufe

in the

fecond

Member where you

fhould have fpoken only

of the

commanded Circamflancet

of

the A&, you

now

fpeak

of

all its

Circumftances whe-

ther

commanded or nor.

;.

We undertook not to

give

you

all

ourReafons

:

The

Minor

may be

falle

upon

many other

Reafons.

And

were your

Major

reduced

in the

Points excepted against;

we

fhould

deny

the

Minor,

as

ro

both

Members.

And we

fhould add

our

Reafons.

t. That

Command which commandeth an

Ad

in it fell lawful, and only

fuch,_

may yet

be

finial

privatively,

by

omi

/on of

fome

thing

neceffary, fome

Mode or

Circumstance.

2.

It

may

finfully reflrain,

though it

finfully

command

not.

;. It

may

be finful in Modi,

commanding

that

aniverfally,

or

indefenitely,

orparti-

cularly,

or

fingalarly,

that

fhould be

otherwife; though

in

the

Circumftances (pro-

perly

fo-called)

of

the

Aft, nothing were Commanded that

is finful.