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2. Tho' Men cannot perceive our Frauds,

God doch, Pfal. cxxxix.
3. Our Frauds will be all laid open at the

Day of Judgment.
4. What will it profit you to cheat your
Brother here, and damn your own Souls

hereafter ? Matt. xvi. 26.
3. Our Selves.
1. Pretending to our felves that we have re-

pented when we have not.
2. That we have Believed.

That we do good Works.
4. That our Spiritual Estate is good, when

it is not.
1. Your false Dealing will not bring you

nearer to, but carry you farther from

2. God will deal truly with your Souls

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 :

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In it are,

Į. The , a false Testimony.

2. The Form, with an intent of Deceiving. 2. How many kinds ?

1. Jocosum, Jefting.
2. Perniciofum, for the doing or avoiding

3. Officiofum, for the obtaining of some

III. How


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:

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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.

xii. 36.


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.
2. In Christ.
3. With a clear Conscience.
4. They die capable of the Enjoyment of

Heaven; having,
1. Their Understandings,
2. Their Wills,
3. Their Affections, fanctified.
Si Their Death is but an Entranoe into a

State of Bliss; consisting,
1. In Freedom from all Evil.
1. Sin.
2. Temptation.
3. Trouble and Sorrow.
2. In the Confluence of all Good; being

i. In their Company.
1. Angels and Saints.
2. Christ.

3. God.

2. In their Relations.
3. In their Pleasures.
4. Honours.
5. Eternity.

II, How

II. How may we die this Death?
1. Repent.
2. Turn to God.
3. Believe on Chrift.
1. For the Pardon of Sin.
2. Acceptance of your Person,

3. Implanting of Grace.
4. Live the Life of the Righteous, Heb. xii. 14.
S. Meditate on the future Certainties, Death,

Judgment, Heaven, Hell.
6. Be not too much entangled in the World.
7. Live in the continual Expectation of


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De u t. vi. 5.
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with

all thy Heart, and with all thy Soul,
and with all thy Might.

T'Here is

I. The Agent, Thou, Israel, Acts xiii. 23. Romans ix. 6.

II. The A&, Love, which is Complacentia Bcni ;
and denotes,
1. Benevolence, or Well-willing, to the Ob-

ject beloved, Cant. V. 9, 16.
2. A Desire of the Enjoyment of it.
3: An Acquiescence or Kesting in that En-

III. The

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