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the Lord thine oaths. But I fay unto you,. Swear not at all; neither by heaven, for it is God's throne; nor by the earth, for it is his footstool; neither by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King: neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be yea, yea; nay, nay; for whatsoever is more than these, cometh of evil.

James But above all things, my brethren, swear

s-»%- not; neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath; but let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay; lest ye sall into condemnation.

CK Is it fit for Christians or believers to receive carnal and worldly honour one from another?

John A. How can ye believe which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only.

Q^ Doth God allow us to give flattering. titles to men?

b3»- A. Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person; neither let me give flattering titles unto man: for I know not to give flattering. titles; in so doing my Maker, would soon take me away.

CK What should we fay to such as quarrel .with us for speaking proper found words, as thou to one, you to many; which is Christ's and the faints language in scripture I

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. A. If any man teach otherwise, and con-1 Tim. sent not to wholesome words, even the6-*'4words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; he is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings.

Hold fast the form of sound words, a Tim. -which thou hast heard of me, in saith and1-13love, which is in Christ Jesus.

C*» What is the great commandment given by Christ to his disciples, as that which even declareth them to be such, and is also pressed by his apq/lles?

A. A new commandment I give unto John 13. you, That ye love one another; as I have34'3sloved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

This is my commandment, That ye love John Ij. one other, as I have roved you. These1a17things I command you, That ye love one another.

Be ye therefore followers- of God, as EPh. 5. dear children; and walk in love, as Christ 1- aalso hath loved us, and hath given himself. - for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.

If man say, I love God, and hateth J John bis brother, he is a liar: for he that4-*0'"


lovtxh not his brother whom he hath seen,_ how can he love God whom he hath aot seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who Ioveth God, love his brother also.

Q. Is humility very needful to Christians? What like must we be1 ere. we can enter the kingdom? Is.^,4. d. And Jesus said, Verily, verily, I fay unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye {hall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

(X Ought Christians to lord over one anot%er? What rule giveth Christ in this cafe? Mst- A. But Jesus called them unto him, and

^igf said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them: and they that are great, exercise authority upon them. But it (hall not be so among you; but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Q^ How then are Christians in this world? **at. A. Behold, I send you forth as flieep in 10 1<s- the the midst of wolves; be ye therefore wife as serpents, and harmless as dovesGo your ways; behold, I fend you forth Luke as lambs among wolves. I0-3

CK Are we then to expecl afflictions and persecutions here?

A. And ye shall be hated os all men for Matmy name's sake; but he that endureth-to Markthe end shall be saved. 13- 13

And ye shall be hated of all men for my Luke name's fake.

If the world hate you, ye know that it Johmj. hated me before it hated you; if ye were1 '19of the world, the world would love his own; but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

These things have I spoken unto you, J°hn that in me ye might have peace. In the1 23world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

And all that will live godly in Christ*Tim. Jesus shall suffer persecution. 3-IJ

Q^ Ought we then to fear persecution? A. Fear not them which kill the body, Mafbut are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him who is able to destroy both foul and body in hell.

And I say unto you, my friends, be not Luke. afraid of them that kill the body, and after 11.4'Sthat, have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn ye whom you shall fear:


sear him which, after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell, yea, I say unto you, » fear hint.

Q^ What advantage is it to them that suffer persecution cheerfully, and hazard to them that 4 shun it?

^0 J. Blessed are they which are persecuted

for righteousness sake, for theirs is the

kingdom of heaven.

i Pet. But and if ye suffer for righteousness sake,

3'H' happy are ye; and be not afraid of their

terror, neither be troubled. Mat. Whosoever therefore shall confess me

33] 37' before men, him will I confess also before to 39 my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is nt heaven. He that loveth sather or mother more than me, is not worthy of me.. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it, and he that loseth his life for my fake, shall find it. J-uke Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall '' confess me before men, him shall the Son of Man also confess before the angels of God. But he that denieth me before men, shall be denied before the angels of God. Mat.i6. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any *4'*5- man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it,


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