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on Ac9s 24,

A.

47

and

their

living

in

fuck peace and fifcurity,

as

if

they

had

not

a

Confcience

to

difquiet them,

many

men

and

women

know, and

are

as

little acquainted

with

challenges

and

conviftions,

and

Rand

in

as

little

awe

of

Confcience,

as

if

they had

none at all

:

Hence

we

ufe

to

fay,

That

fuch a

Man

has

not

a

Confcience,

becaufe,

tho

he have

it, he

regards

it not

;

and fuch

a

man

has

a

Confcience, becaufe

he maketh

ufe

of

it, and

liflèns

to

what

it

fays.

3.

That

people

feek more to

approve

themfelves

in

outward

and

feen

duties, than

in

inward and fecret

ones,

and

look

more after

mens

approbation than God's,

and lean

more

to, and

lay

more weight

on

outward

teftimonies

from

men, than

to

and on inward

ones

from

their

own

Corìfcia"

'

ence.

If

Confcience

were really believed

to

be, there

would be

as

great

awe

of

God,

and

as

great

lothnefs

to

.`

o

in

fecret,

as

before

many

witneffes.

But

ye

will

ob

jeet

and fay, Seeing

every

c

.

h

a

Confcience,

what

can be

the

reafon

that

many

care fo

little

for

Confcience

?

Anfaver

I,

What

is

the

reafon

that

Men

care

fo

little

for

God

?

If

they care

not

for the

Lord

and

Mafter,

tris

no

wonder they

care

fo

little

for

the

deputy

and fervant ;

shall

we

therefore think that there

is

not fuch

a

thing at

all

as

a

Confcience

in

fuch

?

No,by

no means;

it

will

provo

indeed,

that

'they flight

Confcienee,

but

not

that

they

want

a

Confcience.

a.

There

is

in many men

a

conten-

ding

with, and provoking

of

Confcience,

which,

in

God's

righteous

judgment,

maketh

a

filent Confcience

;

when

the

Lord

maketh

Confcienco

quick,

and

fets it on

to

re-

prove

and

check

for fin,

and men

do

not

liften

to its

checks and reproofs,

confcience ofFendeth,

and

will

not

reprove

:

Confcience being

God's

deputy, taketh

or-

ders

from

him, and

when

God will not vouchfafe.á

word

of

reproof

on

a

man,

neither

will

it

;

È',hraim

is joined

to

idols,

let him

alone,

faith the

Lord,

Hof

4.

17.

And,

from

Rom.

1.

zo,

zi.

we

may

fee

the

caufe

why

God'

giveth

up

the heathen

to

a

reprobate

mind,

to

do

things

that

are

not

convenient,

to

be

their

going

crois to

the

light

of

nature,and

their

natural

Confcience;

and not

only

doing things finful,

but

taking.

pleafure in them

that

did

them