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xx

the

Epiflle

feat

of

Chrifl,

that

every

one

may

receive

the things

done

in

his

body

(whether

commanded by fuperiors or

not)

ac-

cording

to

that

he

bath

done,

whether

it

be good or

bad

:

And

snore

particularly,

Rom.

14. 12.

So

then,

every

one

of

us

'.hall

give

an

account'of

himfelf (not another

for him)

to

God

:

And,

Gal.

6.4,

5.

But

let

every

man

prove

his own

work,

and

then

.(ball

he

have

rejoycing

in

himfelf

alone,

and

not in another. For

every

man

pall

bear

his own burden

:

And,

1

Cor. 3.

8.

And

every

man

(hall

receive his own

re-

ward,

according

to

his own labour.

And indeed,

thefe

teachers, by

their

flattering the

fovereign powers,

put

them to

make

a

very heavy

reckoning

;

and, by

their pre-

tending

to

gratify them,

lay

on

them

a

great and unfup-

portable burden

;

which,

when well

corafidered,

will

be

found

very much to

imbitter

all

the

Tweet

of

that exor-

bitant

and

incompetent power

granted

to

them.

I

would

have none

to

think,

that, by

any

thing faid,

I

de-.

fign in

the

leaft

to derogate

from lawful

authority,

and

the

civil

magiftrate, any

thing

that

is

due

thereunto

;

God forbid

I

lhould

:

I

heartily

acknowledge

magiftra-.

cy

to

be

the ordinance

of

God,

Rom.

13. 1,

4. and

magi-

lirate,

to

be,

by office,

miners

of

God

to

us

for

good

:

To

whom,

for begetting and maintaining

a

juif aw,

dread

and veneration

of

them,

he

hath imparted

and communi-

cated force

of

his

own

names

or

!files,

Exod.

22.

28.

calling them

gods

;

even

fuch

as

are

Pfal.

82. 1,

6.

his

lieutenants, vicegerents and

repre-

fohn

10.

34,

35. fenters

on

earth

;

and would

befeech

and obteff, that

all

of

us

may

render,

as unto

God

the

things

that

are

God's,

fo

to

Cefar

the

things

that

are

Cefar'.,

As

to

fear

God,

fo

to

honour

the

king

I

Pet.

2.

1;

.

That

every

foul

be

fubjeet

to

the higher

Rom. 13. 1,

5.

powers,

fubjec`f, not

only

for

wrath,

but

for

confcience

fakeSÏhatwe all

fubmit

our,

T

Pet.

z.

13,

14,

felves

to

every

ordinance

of

roan

for

the

15.

Lord's

fake,

whether

it

be to

the

king,

as

Matth.

22.

fupreme,

or

unto governors,

as

unto them

that

are

Pent

by

hint for the

pun

/fhment

of

evil

-

doers,

and

the

praif'e

of

them

that

do

well.

For

fo is

the

will

of

God,

that

with

well

doing;

we

may put

to

filence

the ignorance

of

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