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5

bribed,

budded,

nor

boafied.

"f

is

a

fore

matter

to

have

a

Confcience,

and never to

take

notice

of

it, nor

of

what

it

faith.

I

shall

now

only,

feeing

there are

force

good,

and

force evil

Confciences, as

they

are, or are

not

infor-

med,befeech

you

to

fludy

to have

a

well- informed

Confci.

-ence

;

efpecialiy fince,

where

it

is

well

informed,

it cannot

eafily

be

budded,

nor

faon prevailed with,

to

fuffer

things

to come

under debate

and

controverfy wherein

it

is

clear

:

A jufi

regard to, and

the

right

ufe-

making

of,

Confcience

would

notably promove

holinefs

;

and

nothing

readily doth

more

obfiruei

it,

than the

not

raking

heed.

to

Confcience,

and not laying

due

weight

on

what it

Pays.

Tho'

many of

you do

now

look

on

it

as

nothing,

or

a

thing

of

little

moment, yet

°ye

will find

it

to

be

a

greatly

momentaneous

thing. O that God,

who

bath

given

is

Confciences,

may

be

gracioufly pleafed to

give

the right

vfe

of them!

SERMON

IL

As

24.

16.

_

erei

n

do

I

exercife

m

y

feif,

to

have

always

a

Confcience

void

of

Ofence

toward

God,

and

toward

Alen.

F

we

take

a

view

of, and

look

through,

Chriîlians

and

profeffors

of

religion,

that

may

have

the

root

of

the

¡natter

in

them,

and may in

charity be

fuppofed to

be

effe&wally

called, there

will be found

as

great

a

gradu.

al

difference

amongfi

them,

as

amongfr men

of

any other

calling

whatfoever

;

And,

if

we

will

compare

them

ge-

nerally

with the apofile,

as

to

the

confiant vigorous dri-

ving

of

this

notable and

noble defign,

there

will be

found

great inequality,

and much

lamentable

unlikenefs

;

Herein

(faith he)

do

I

exercife

myfelf,

to

have

always

a

Confcience

void

of

offence

toward

God,

and

toward

men.

This

was

his

great

work, and it

is

indeed

a

fweet

work,

yea

a

short

rum

and compend

of

a

Chriflian's

life.

When

we

difcourfed

laft from

this text,and had

drawn

fotne

fpecial

dotrincs

from it

;

For

clearing the

words,

we