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2. Tho' Men cannot perceive our Frauds,
God doch, Pfal. cxxxix.
Day of Judgment.
hereafter ? Matt. xvi. 26.
pented when we have not.
That we do good Works.
it is not.
nearer to, but carry you farther from
hereafter, for your dealing fallly with
them here. Nor Lie. II.What is it to Lie? Testimonium falsum; or,Falla vocis fignificatio cum intentione fallendi. Aug. And so it differs, Et ab sententia de enunciatione puré :
In it are,
Į. The , a false Testimony.
2. The Form, with an intent of Deceiving. 2. How many kinds ?
1. Jocosum, Jefting.
III. How appears it to be a Sin? 1. It is forbidden by God, Command. IX.
Eph. iv. 25. 2. Ġod abhors it, Prov. vi. 16, 17. 6. xii. 3. The Devil' is the Father of it, Joh. 8. 44.
It is part of the old Man, Epb. iv. 25. Colos. 3. 9. s. It is contrary, not only to the Will, but
Nature of God. 6. It is contrary to Nature,and an Abuse of
the Tongue; which is, Index Animi. Καθ' εαυτό το μεν ψεύδος φαύλον και ψεκτον, Αrift. 'Απόφασης της κυρία τέτο και συγχωρεί απαξ ειπόντος
on to feudos en T de Béar 67. Bafil. 7. It is a Sin that shall certainly be pu
nished, Psal. v. 6. Prov. xix. 5,9.
OBJECTIONS. 1. An officious Lie, or Wrong, hurts no Body.
Anw. Yes. 1. GOD. II. Your Neighbour ; causing him to Err. IIJ. Your Selves : For, 1. The Lyar destroys his Credit: Mendaces
faciunt ut vera dicentibus non credatur. Hier. 2. Damns his Soul hereafter. But,
2. Suppose my Estate depends upon it. Į must not give Heaven for Earth.
3. Suppose my Neighbour's Life;
4. Or mine own. I must not destroy my Soul for a Body:
USE. 1. Reproof. 2. Exhortation. 1. Repent of
Lies: 2. Reform. Consider,
1. Lies speak you the Children of Satan. 2. Truth is like God, Lies like the Devil
, Deut. xxxii. 4. 3. What you get by Lying, brings a Curse
with it. 4. We must give Account of our idle,
much more of our lying Words, Matt. 5. You must never enter into Heaven,
Revel. xxi. 27. Co Xxii. 15.
NU M B. Xxiii. 10. Let me die the Death of the Righteous,
and let my latter End be like his.
תמות נבטי מות ישרים ותהי אחריתי כמוהן
E should always desire to die the Death of the Righteous.
I. How do they die?
I. In the Love of God.
State of Bliss; consisting,
2. In their Relations.
II. How may we die this Death?
3. Implanting of Grace.
Judgment, Heaven, Hell.
De u t. vi. 5.
all thy Heart, and with all thy Soul,
I. The Agent, Thou, Israel, Acts xiii. 23. Romans ix. 6.
II. The A&, Love, which is Complacentia Bcni ;
ject beloved, Cant. V. 9, 16.