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berty,

as

Rom. 14.

2.

One believeth

that

he

may

eat

all

things

.

Another

that

h

weak,

eateth

herbs

;

he will not

take the

liberty

that (rod

alloweth

him

;

as

it

was

with

many

in

the

primo-

primitive

times,

who

thought

not

all

meats

to

be

alike

lawful

as

to

their

ufe.

Tho'

this

fort

of

Confcience

fhould

be informed,

in

order

to

its

being

brought

up

to

the

ufe

of its

lawful

liberty

;

yet,

while

it

is

infirm, and

hath

no clearnefs

in

the thing,

it

ought

to

lay

on

bands

for

abfL

:ration,

as

the apoflle

faith,

i

Cor.

S.

13.

If

meat

make

my

brother

to

offend,

I

will

not

eat

fiefh while

the

world

flandeth,

left

I

make

my

brother

to,

offend

<

.fiecaufe,

by

the

example

of

his

eating

(as

he

faith

before)

his

weak

brother

is

emboldned

to

eat

alto, and fo

Confcience,

being

weak,

is

woasnded

:

All which

faith,

That

we

ought

to

fludy

fo

be

well

acquainted with

the

word

of

God, that

Confcience may be

rightly

informed

thereby.

Secondly,

There

are

other five

forts

of

Confciences,

that

fail in

pra&ice

or

application

of

the rule,

which

ought

no

more to

be

laid weight upon

in

pra&íce,

than the

for-

mer.

The

fijt

is a

too

narrow

Confcience,

that challeng-

eth

too foon

(with

which many

in

thefe days

are

not

much

troubled, but

rather

run

on

the contrary

extre-

mity)

as

when

a

man's

light

is

not

clear

in

a

thing

that

is

indifferent,

as

the

weak

Confcience

was

wounded

for

eating

a

little

flesh

;

thus,

an

infirm

Confcience

will

readi-

ly

challenge and

heighten

a

fin

without ground

;

which

is

efpecially

to be

found among

new

beginners,

who

ufe

to

have

a

number

of

challenges

for this and

that,

which

yet

cannot well

abide

the

trial

:

Several

particulars might

be inflanced in,

as

they

will

be

fometimes

challenged

and

difquieted

for coming into fuch

a

company, which

yet

they

might

have

done

warrantably

;

for not

fpeaking

when

poflibly it

was

their

duty

to

hold

their

tongue

;

for

fpeaking,

when yet it

was

their

duty

to

fpeak

;

for

taking

fo

much meat and

drink,

which

yet

is

but

fufficient

for

the

fuffentation

of

nature

;

tho'

they

quefrion not

fuch

meat and

drink

to be

lawful

for

the kind,

yet they

are

challenged and

troubled without

ground,

as

to

the

mea-

fure

and quantity.

2.

A