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109. Against the third, cat. 131. Against the fourth, cat. 119. Sins of inferiors, cat. 128. Sins of fuperiors, cat 130. Sins of equals, cat. 132. Sins against the fixth commandment, cat. 136. Againft the feventh, 139. Against the eighth, cat. 142. Against the ninth, cat. 145. Against the tenth, cat. 148. Sincerity. Believers loveChrift infincerity, con. 18. 1. They are never utterly deftitute of fincerity of heart, con. 18. 4. Minifters ought to preach fincerely, cat. 159. We are to pray with fincerity, cat, 185. God is pleased to accept and reward the good works of believ ers, which are fincere, con. 16. 6. Singing of pfalms, a part of religious worship, con. 21. 5. Slandering, finful, cat. 145. Songs that are lafcivious, forbid. den, cat. 139.

The Soul of man is immortal, con, 4. 2. cat. 17. The ftate of fouls, when feparate from their bodies, con. 22. I. cat 86.

Sovereignty. God hath moft fove-
reign dominion over his creatures,
to do by them, for them, or upon
them, whatsoever he pleafeth,
con. 2. 2. The light of mature
fheweth that God hath lordship and
Lovereignty over all, con. 21, 1.
Eternal fovereignty to be afcribed
to God alone, cat. 196. We are to
pray with due apprehenfions of his
fovereign power, cat. 175: 189.
Spirit, See Holy Ghoft.

Stage plays, forbidden, cat, 139.
Stews, not to be tolerated, cat, 139.
Supererogation, impoffible, con.


Superiors, Why filed fathers and mothers, cat. 125. How to be honoured, con. 23. 4, cat. 127. Their duty, con. 23. 1. 2, 3, cat. 129. Their fins, cat. 130. See magiftracy. Superftition. God may not be wor"pped according to the imagina

tions and devices of men, con, 21,
1. Religious worship not inftituted
by Gud himself is not to be used
or approved, cat. 109. All fuper-
ftitious devices, &c. finful, cat.
109. 111.

Supper, See Lord's fapper.
Surety, Chrift the furety for believ
ers, cat. 71. He was throughly
furnished to execute that office,
con, 8. 3. And God accepteth fa-
tisfaction from him as their furety,
cat. 71.

Suretyship, that is not neceffary, is to
be avoided, cat. 141. Sufpenfion
from the Lord's table, con. 30. 4.
Swearing, See oaths. Vain or rafh
fwearing, by the name of God, or
to fwear at all by any other thing,
is to be abhorred, con, 22. 2.
Synods, See counfels.

T ALE-BEARING, cat. 145. Temptation. Why God leaves his children to manifold temptations, con. 5. 5. The wicked given up to the temptations of the world, con. 5. 6. Temptations to fin are to be avoided and refifted, cat 99. 66. 135. 138. How temptation is to be prayed against, cat. 195. Teftament, The books of the old and new teftament are the word of God, con. 1. 2. cat. 3. And the only rule of faith and obedience, ibid. See feriptures. Teftament, why the covenant of grace is called a teflament, con. 7. 4. As it was adminiftred under the law, it is called the old teftament, con. 7. 5. And as administred under the gofpel, it is called the new teftament, con. 7. 6. Thanksgiving, to be joined with prayer, con. 21. 3. cat. 108. 178.. It is to be made in the name of Christ, con. 21. 3. Solemn thankigiving, a part of religious worship, con. 21. $.


Teleration. A falfe religion Rot to be tolerated, cat 109. Tradition, no pretence for ufing fuperftitious devices in the worship of God, cat. 109. No traditions of men to be added to the fcripture, con. 1.6.

Tranfubftantiation is repugnant not only to fcripture, but to common fenfe and reason, con 29. 6. And is the cause of manifold fuperftitions, yea of grófs idolatries, ibid. The tree of life was a pledge of the covenant of works, cat. 20 The Trinity, fee God, perfons. Truth between man and man, how preferved and promoted, cat. 144. What things are contrary to it, cat. 145.

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after judgment, con. 33. 2 cat. 89. Will the councils of God's will; most wife and holy, con. 3. 1. cat. 12. It is unfearchable, con. 3. 7. cat. 13. It is free and immutable, con. 5. 1. cat 14. And most righteous, con. 2. 1. How the will of God is to be done and fubmitted to, cat 192. The will of God, revealed in the fcriptures is the only rule of faith, worship and practice, See fcripture. Chrift revealeth to his church by his Spirit, and word th: whole will of God, in all things concerning their edification and flvation, cat 48.

Fee-will. The will of man is neiher forced, nor by any abfolute neceffity of nature determined to do good or evil, con. 3. 1. 9. 1. Man in his ftate of innocency had freedom and power to will and do good, con. 4. 2. 9. 2. cat. 17. Ry his fall he loft all ability of will to any fpiritual good accompanying falvation, con, 6 2.4 9.3. cat, 25. 192. The will is renewed in converfion, con. y. 4. 10. 1. cat. 67. It is made perfectly and immutably free to do good alone in the ftate of glory only, con. 9. 5. Word. See fcripture, reading, preaching, hearing.

Worldly-mindednefs, finful, cat. 105. 142.

Works. What are good works and what not, con. 16. 1. Good works are the fruits and evidences of a true and lively faith, con. 16 2. The uses and ends of good works, ibid. Ability to do good works is wholly from the Spirit of Christ, con. 16. 3. The actual influence of the Spirit is required for the performance of them, ibid. This is no plea for negligence, ibid. Supererogation, impoflible, con. 16. 4. We cannot by our best works merit pardon of fin or eter


nal life at the hand of God, and why con. 16 5. Yet the good works of believers are accepted by God in Chrift, and rewarded, con. 16, 6. The works of unregenerate men cannot please God, and why, con. 16 7. But to neglect to do what God commands, is more finful, ibid. All perfons fhall in the day of judgment, receive according to what they have done in the body, whether good or evil, con. 33. I.

Worship. To God is due from his creatures, whatever worship his pleafed to require, con. 2. 2. The light of nature fheweth that Gd is to be worshipped, con. 21. But the acceptable way of worship ping God, is inituted by himfeli in the fcriptures, ibid He may not be worshipped according to the imaginations and devices of men, Falfe wor fhip is to be oppofed, cat. 108. As alfo any worship not inftituted by

con 21 I. cat. 109.

God himself, cat. 109. But there are fome circumftances concerning the worship of God which are to be ordered by the light of nature and Chriftian prudence, according to the general rules of the word, con. 16. Religious worship is to be given to God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and to him alone; and that only in the mediation of Chrift, con. 21. 2. cat. 179. 181. The parts of religious worship, con. 21. 3. 5. Religious worship not tied to any place, but God is to be worshipped every where in fpirit and truth, as in private families daily, and in fecret, each one by himself; fo more folemnly in the public affemblies, which are not to be neglected, con. 21. 9. Wrath, fee curfe.


EAL for God, a duty, cat. 104.

eal, finful, cat. 105.


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