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Zvi

fo

the

Reader.

confcienee-deffroying

do

&rine)

who,

expof}ulating

with

fome country

-men living

under

him,

for

their

not

do-

ing

fomewhat

required

of

them

by

him; for

which

non-

performance,

when

they pleaded confcience,he,in

a

great

huff, not

without

fome

execration,

replied,

--

What

¡ave

the

like

of

you

to

do

with

a

Confcience

?

Which

was

plainly

on

the matter

to

fay

with

Hobbs,

that they,

and

fuch

as

they,

thould

have no confcience,

but

what

is

du-

¿tile

and governable by

the

confcience

of

lawful

rulers

and fuperiors,

and

that their

commands and

prohibi-

tions make

things

jufl

and

unjuft

Which

is

(faith

Mr;

Leigh in his

body

of

divinity,

page

3

78.)

to

make

fubje5h

be

af

r,

and

the

magifirate

God.

idly, All private per

-

fons

living

in

a

kingdom

or

common-

wealth,

muff

henceforth,

according to thefe

doctors,

difown, and not

in

the

leaft

regard,

in

many things, and thofe

not

of

little

moment in religion,

and

the worthip of God,

their

own confciences

as

his

deputies

;

and

have

recourfe

to

the

publick

confcience,

or

the

law

of

the

land,

as

the

uni-

aerial

depute

fet over all

the

confciences

of

private per

-

fops

living

therein

nay,

to

it,

as

taking God's

own room,

to

make

laws

dire&ly, immediately,

and

of

themfelves,

obligatory

of

all

their

confciences,

and to

enjoin

obedi-

ence

to

them,

as

fo

obliging them

;

and

muff,

contrary

to

the

fcripture,

no more notice

the

accufings

or

ex-

rulings

of

their

own

confciences,

but

thofe only

of

the

publick

confcience.

idly,

The

indifpenfibly

requifite

qua-

I,

lification

of

the

obedience

of

children

to

their

parents,

Eph.

6.

v.

i.

viz. in the Lord,

(whereby the

apofile

doth undeniably

lay

it

on

the

children,

to

confider

and

judge, by

their

judgment

of

private difcretion, whe-

ther

the

commands

and

injun&ions

of

their

parents be

agreeable

to-

the mind

of

the Lord,

and

fuch,

in

obedi-

ence

whereto,

they

may

exile&

the Lord's

approbation)

mull be catheered

and

abandoned

;

for

certainly

there

Beth no

greater obligation

on

fubje

&s

to

obey

the

com-

mands

of

the

fovereign

power

of

the

kingdom

or

corn,

mon-

wealth, than

lieth

on

children

to

obey

their

pa-

rents,

who were fovereigns

in

families,

before ever

there

were

any

kingdoms

or

common

-

wealths

,ere

&ed

;

himfeif everywhere

aíferts.

4tbiy,

That

if

the

apofíles