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cording to are some which walk disorderly, working not at all, his ability. but are busybodies. Now them that are such we
command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. 2 Thess. iii. 11, 12. Give alms of such things as ye have. Luke xi. 41. Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain ches, but in the living God, whc giveth us richly all things to enjoy ; that they do good, that they be ready to distribute, willing to communicate. 1 Tim. vi. 17, 18. Whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 1 John iii. 17. To do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. Heb. xiii. 16. Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Rom. xii. 13. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, es. pecially unto them who are of the houshold of faith. Gal. vi. 10. God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. Heb. vi. 10. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. I Cor. xvi. 2. The liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand. Isa. xxxii. 8. As touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you.
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity : for God loveth a cheerful giver : as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness. 2 Cor. ix. 1. 6, 7. 5. The poor shall never cease out of the land : therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine band wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land. Deut. xv. 11. Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more
blessed to give than to receive. Acts xx. 35. Godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Tim. vi. 6.
CCCXL. Article XXXix. Of a Christian man's
As we con
Religion doth black.
man may swear when
so it be done
Ye have heard that it hath been said by them of vain and rash old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt Swearing is perform unto the Lord thine oaths : but I say unto
you, Swear not at all ; neither by heaven ; for it is men by our God's throne: nor by the earth ; for it is his foot
stool: neither by Jerusalem ; for it is the city of Apostle, so
the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy we judge, head, because thou canst not make one hair white or
But let your communication be, Yea, yea ; not prohibit
, Nay, nay; for whatsoever is more than these cometh
of evil. Matt. v. 33 to 37. But above all things, the Magis
my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither
by the earth, neither by any other oath : but let quireth, in a cause of faith your yea, be yea ; and your nay, nay ; lest ye fall and charity, into condemnation. James v. 12. Thou shalt not according to take the name of the Lord thy God in vain ; for the the Prophet's Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his justice, judg- name in vain. Exod. xx. 7. I will come near to
you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against false swearers. Mal. ii. 5. Ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the Lord. Lev. xix. 12. Thou shalt fe the Lord thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name. Deut. vi. 13. Swear now therefore unto me by the Lord, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father's house. And David sware unto Saul. 1 Sam. xxiv. 21, 22. And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul. And they sware unto the Lord with a loud voice; and all Judah rejoiced at the oath : for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire ; and he was found of them. 2 Chron. xv. 12. 14, 15. Men verily swear by the greater; and an oath for con
ment, and truth.
firmation is to them an end of all strife. Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath. Heb. vi. 16, 17. Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said. Matt. xxvi. 63, 64. Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth. 2 Cor. i. 23. God is my witness, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers. Rom. i. 9. Thou shalt swear, The Lord liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness : and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory. Jer. iv. 2.
APPENDIX, No. I.
EPITHETS, TITLES, AND CHARACTERS,
BY WHICH THE
DIVINE BEING IS ADDRESSED IN THE LITURGICAL SERVICES OP
THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND:
TOGETHER WITH A GENERAL VIEW OP THE CONCLUDING SENTENCES OY THR
PRAYERS AXD COLLECTS.
Aid of all that need.
God of God.
Almighty and everliving God.
Almighty and immortal God. Sovereign Coinmander of all the Almighty and merciful God. world.
Almighty and most merciful Head Corner-stone.
and Saviour. Creator and Preserver of all man. Blessed God. kind.
Eternal God. Faithful Creator.
Lord our God.
Lord God most holy.
A merciful God Almighty Father.
Most gracious God. God the Father Almighty.
Most mighty, gracious and good God. Heavenly Father.
Mostglorious and gracious LordGod. Most merciful Father.
Most powerful and glorious Lord Fountain of all goodness.
God. Fountain of all wisdom.
Perfect God. Giver of all goodness.
Very God of very God. Giver of all good things.
Governor of all things. Giver of all spiritual grace.
Only Help in time of need. God the Father, God the Son, and Helper of them that flee to him for God the Holy Ghost.
succour. God Almighty.
Most High. God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and Judge of all men. of Jacob.
Righteous Judge. God of all comfort.
Most worthy Judge eternal. God of all mercy.
Jesus. God, just and powerful.
Jesus Christ. God most mighty.
Lord Jesus Christ.
Preserver of all mankind.
Protector of all that trust in him King of kings.
Most Mighty Protector. Lamb of God.
Redeemer of the world. Immaculate Lamb.
Refuge and Strength. Life of them that believe.
Resurrection of the dead. Light of Light.
Resurrection and the Life. Lord.
Ruler of princes Lord of hosts.
Saviour of the world.
Holy and most merciful Saviour. Lord in whose sight the death of Shepherd. his saints is precious.
Son of David. Blessed Lord.
Spirit of Christ. Lover of Concord.
Blessed Spirit. Divine Majesty
Good Spirit. Maker of all things.
Holy Spirit. Maker of heaven and earth. Strength of all them that put their Maker of mankind.
trust in him. Our Master.
Strong Tower of Defence.
Almighty God is also addressed, or spoken of, in the Liturgy
under the following Characters : as God, who desireth not the death of God, who is always more ready to a sinner.
hear than we to pray. God, who from his throne behold. God, who knoweth our necessities
eth all the dwellers upon earth. before we ask, and our ignorance God, who despiseth not the sigh- in asking. ing of a contrite heart.
God, who maketh us both to will God, who alone worketh great and to do those things that be marvels.
good and acceptable unto his God, who governeth all things in Divine Majesty. heaven and earth.
God, who doth so put away the God, who hateth nothing that he sins of those who truly repent hath made.
that he remembereth them no God, who declareth his almighty
power most chiefly in shewing God, who doth correct those whom mercy and pity.
he loveth, and chastiseth every God, who of his infinite goodness, one whom he doth receive.
hath given his only and dearly God, who hath compassion upon beloved Son Jesus Christ to be all men, and hateth nothing that our Redeemer, and the Author he bath made. of everlasting life.
God, who alone spreadeth out the God, who by bis Divine Providence heavens, and ruleth the raging
hath appointed divers Orders of of the sea. Ministers in his Church.
God, who is of infinite goodness God, who by his Holy Spirit hath
appointed divers Orders of Mi- God, whose mercy is over all his nisters in his Church.