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on

Alts

z4.

16.

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year, and

for

á

contrary

on

the

next

;

for

one

fort

of

government

in

Church

or

slate

as

betf

this

year,

and

for

another

as

belt the next

;

becaule

his

on

particular

in-

tereft

cometh in

to fide

with

it

;

and

fo

he

changeth his

principles according

to

his

intereff,

and disputes

for one

thing

to-

day,and

for the

contrary the next

:

Thus

his in..

tereft

forgethand frameth principles

to maintain

it

;

which

ari_evidence

that fach

mens

great

principle

is

their in-

'

teretf, and that they

are

not

fwayed from

a

native

prin-

ciple

of

Confluence,

elfe

they

would be

riore

evenly

and

confiant

:

Therefore

beware

to

take every

impulfe for

the

impufe

of

Confcience

;

many men wofully

abufe

Confciencc

by

their

pretentious

to

it,

as

if

force

weighty,

nay

force

extraordinary

bond were

on

their

Confcience,

when

as

in-

deed

inclination

or

atfeEtion

or

fume

other

fuck

thing

pufheth

them

on.

The

third

)iietion

is,

May

not

even Confcience

fome-

times

err

and

go.

wrong

?

May

it

not pufh

to

that

which

is

evil

and

nful

?

and

lhould it then

be

followed

?

Af.

Confcience

may

err,

or

go wrong two

ways,

i.

In

re-

fpe&

of

light, by thinking that

which

is

wrong

to

be

right.

z.

Zn

refpe&

of

praetice,

in

application

of

the

rule

:

And

therefore it

is

needful to

(peak

a

word

for

clearing

of

both

;

and

Firft,

in

the

general,

When

we

fay

that

men

fhould walk according

to

their

Confcience,

we

underftand it

of

a Confcience

well

informed,

and

in

the

exercife

of

duty,

as

knowing

its

mailer's will

and

doing

it;

for

a

wicked

man

may

have

a

good

Confciewce

in

refped

of

light,

to

tell him what

he

lhall

do, and

to

challenge

him

when

he

Both

wrong,

tho'

yet

he

will

not

obey

it

:

Therefore,

we

fay,

for

a

man

to have

a

good

Confcience,

is,

to have

a

well-informed

Confcience,

and

doing

duty

accordingly..

For

further

clearing of

this,

there

are

ten forts

of

Con

-

¡cienees

that

men

ought

not to be

guided

by.:

Whereof

Five

fall

in

the

major

or

fxrg propofition,

in

refpect

of

light

;

and

other

Frye

fall

in

the

minor,

or

fecund

propo-

fition, in

refpe&

of

pra

&ice

or

application.

The

Five

forts

that

fail in

the

major

propofition,

or

in

refpe& of

Light,

are

thef_

;

t.

An Erring

Confcience,

when

the

judgment

is

ins

nfor!ned, and

aecountctfn

duty

tb b

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