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36, b, 4. The Happiness promifed
by God, 17, b, 9. 625, a, 21. 828,
, 16. Mar. 10. 29, 30.
Sun.

What is meant by the Sun's be- 20, c. 1 Sam. 30. 15.

ng darkned, on Mat. 24. 29.

Suretifhip,

Cautions against it, Prov. 11. 15.
rov. 17. 18. Prov. 22. 26.

Swearing.

In an Oath God is appealed to as
Witnefs, Gen. 31. 5o. Judg. 11.
o. Jer. 42. 5. Mal 3.5. 594, a,
8. And as a Judge and Avenger,
Gen. 31. 53. I Sam. 3. 17.
am. 14. 44. 1 Sam. 25. 3. 1 King.
1.31, 32. Neh. 5. 12, 13.

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and Laban, Gen. 31. 53. between
Jacob and his Son Jofeph, Gen. 47-
31. between others, Joth. 2. 12,
. Joh. 9. 15, 19. 1 Sam. 24.

Superftition

May be faid to be a groundless
ear of God. The fuperftitious place
Religion in what it does not
onfift, omitting at the fame time
hofe Duties which are of the ut
1oft Confequence. There may be
uperstition in refusing to comply in

natters fmall and not forbidden, as
vell as in laying too great Stress
pon them. The Jews were fuperftiti.
s, by laying greater Strefs on
he Ceremonies, &c. of their Law
han God required, and neglecting
he moral Duties of Religion;
which made God abhor all their
ervices, Ifa. 1. 11, &c. Ifa. 58. 5,
rc. Jer. 7. 4, &c. Amos 5. 21,
c. Mich. 6. 6, &c. All hypocri-fed
ical Methods of pleafing God with
ut reforming our Lives, are fuper-

itious.

The Jews adminiftred an Oath
y way of Adjuration, 148, a, 1. It
vas expreffed by lifting up the
Hand to Heaven, 1050, b, 7. Other
orms of Swearing, Judg. 11. 10. 2
jam. 19. 13.

Examples of folemn Oaths: Be-
ween Abraham and his Servant,
Gen. 24 3, &c. between Abra-
am and Abimelech, Gen. 21. 22,
c. between Ifaac and Abimelech,
Gen. 26. 28, &c. between Jacob

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The Obligation of an Oath. It
binds the Soul, Numb. 30. 2.

That the fwearing forbidden by
our Lord, is profane, cuftomary
Swearing in common Converfation,
not folemn and needful Oaths,
may appear, by comparing Mat. 5.
34, 37. on Jam. 5. 12. It will like-
wife be manifeft from the follow-
ing Obfervations.

(1.) A folemn Oath is an act of
Religious Worfhip, joined in Scri-
pture with Duties of a moral Na-
ture, and eternal Obligation, Deut.
6. 13. Deut. 10. 20. (2.) Prophe-
cies refpecting the Gospel Times,
and this Subject, 917, a, 6. (3)
An Oath in all doubtful Cafes is
the greateft Security Men can give,
1 King. 1.51. Ezra 10. 5. Neh.

Saviour, after he had giyen this
Heb. 6. 16. (4.) Our blef-
fed Saviour, after he had giyen this
fore the high Prieft, Mat. 26. 63,
answered Oath be-
64. (5) St. Paul frequently ap-
peals to God as a Witnefs, where-
in confifts the Effence of an Oath,
594, a, 18. (6.) An Angel is re-
prefented as wearing by him that
liveth for ever and ever, Rev. 10.
5, 6.

Swearing in common Converfa-
tion, either by Heaven, or Earth,
by one's Faith, or by any created
thing, forbidden, Mat. 5. 34, &c.
Jam. 5. 12.

Perjury, or Falfe-fwearing, a hei-
nous Sin, and ftrictly forbidden,
Mat. 5.33. Falfe-fwearing will be
feverely punished, Ezek. 17. 16.
Zech. 5. 4. Mal. 3. 4. It is what
God hates, Zech. 8. 17.
Synagogue.

This Word ftands for any pub-
lick Place of Meeting, as a Court
of Judicature, &c. as well as for a
Place of publick Worship, on Mat.
10. 17. on Jam, 2, 2.

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Teach.

Several Ways whereby God
may be faid to teach Men, on Joh.
6.45.

Prayer, 200, a, 10. God heard
Prayers there offered, 1 Kings 8.
29. 1 King: 9.3.

Profaners of the Temple condemn-
ed and punished, 2 Chron. 33-7,

II.

Temple.
Jerufalem chofen by God as a
Place of Worship, 362, a, 25.

The Temple was built by Solo-
mon on Mount Moriah,in the Place
which David bought of Ornan, or
Araunah the Jebufite, 1 King. 6. 1,
&c. 2 Chron. 3. 1. The Temple
profaned by Ahaz, 2 Chron. 28. 21.
Reftored by Hezekiah, 2 Chron.
29.3. Profan'd, and again reftor'd
by Manaffeh, 2 Chron. 33. 7, 15.
The Temple burnt and deftroyed, 2
King. 25. 9. which was threatned,
2 Chron. 7.21.

God cannot dwell in Temples
made with Hands, in a Sense that
implies his being confined in them,
or that he flands in need of fuch
Places, A&s 7. 48, &c. In other
Senfes he may be faid to dwell in
them, 128, b, 14.

The Deftruction of the Tem-
ple threatned, and prophefied of,
1 King. 9. 6, 7. Jer. 26. 6, 12.
Mich. 3. 12.
The Temple called à House of

The Temple and Synagogues were
frequently resorted to by our Lord,
and by good People, Mat. 24.1.
Mar. 11. 11. Luk. 2. 37. Luk. 19.
45. A&ts 3. 1. Acts 22. 17. 468,
b, 20. 522, a, 6. 546, a, 9. He did
not abftain on account of the great
Corruption of the Jewish Church,
which he often complained of and
reproved.

Temptation.

We are tempted by the Devil. See
Devil. Men tempt each other, Prov.
1. 10, &c. And are tempted by
their own Lufts, Jam. 1. 14.

Jefus Chrift was tempted by the
Devil, Mat. 4. 1. How he over-

came the Tempter, Mat. 4. 4, 7, 10.

We must not confent or comply
with the Temptations proposed to us
Prov. 1. 10, &c.

Remedies against Temptation, 318,
b, 8. 440, b, 4. Eph. 6. 10, &c.
The holy Scriptures a Part of
our Armour, Mat. 4. 4, 7, 10. Eph.
6. 17.

Encouragements under Tempta
tion, 30, b, 1. 414,b, 23.
440, b,
4. 706, a, 17, b, 5. 1 Joh. 4. 4

We must not tempt God by run-
ning into Temptation, and expofing
our felves to needlefs Dangers,
Mat. 4.7. God was tempted by the
Ifraelites, 705, a, 15.

Temptation fometimes fignifies
Affliction or Tryal. See Tryal.
Terror.

Terrible, 747, b, 7. 855, b, 23.
As God is Merciful, fo is he

Thanksgiving,
See Praife.
That.

The Word That, often denotes
not the final Caufe, but the Event,
on Joh. 12. 38.

Theft,

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15.4.

Of the Government of the
Tongue, 951, b, 18. 952, b, 5. The
difficulty thereof, 958, a, 1. 807,

a, 22.

By idle Words are meant, wick-
ed Words, on Mat. 12. 36.
Motives to govern the Tongue.
The Advantages thereof, Prov.10.11.
Prov12.14,18.Prov.13.2,3.Prov. 15.
4,7, 23. Prov. 21. 23. Prov. 24.
without it, Jam. 1. 26.
26. All pretence to Religion vain

Of the Gift of Tongues, 220, b,

21.

Tongue, how it ought to be em-
ployed, 23, b, 20. 255, a, 26, b,
15. 807, b, 7. Prov. 15. 1, 2, 4, 7,
23. We should embrace all Op-
portunities for good Difcourfe,
Deut. 6. 7. Pfal. 71. 24. Pfal.
119. 171, 172. Mar. 8. 27.

Vices of the Tongue: Blafphemy,
Boafting, Back-biting, Tale-bear-
ing, Slandering, Detraction, Evil-
fpeaking, Flattery, Filthy-Commu-
nication, Railing, Lying,Swearing,
Murmuring, Quarrelling, &c. Pra
ting, and ufing many Words, con-
demned, Prov. 1o. 8, 19. Eccl. 5.
3. Jam. 1. 19.

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Trinity are placed in this Order,
Mat. 28. 19. The Father, the Son,
the Holy Ghost.

In this Order, L
Cor. 12.4, 5, 6. The fame Spirit,
the fame Lord, the fame God. In
2 Cor. 13. 14. they stand thus, Je-
fus Chrift, God, the Holy Ghoft.

Whoever shall confider what is
faid of the Divinity of Christ, and
of the holy Spirit, under their re-
fpective Heads, will, I am ready to
think, fee caufe to believe, That
the divine Nature or Effence is
common to the three Perfons; but
to enter upon Explications of what
is far, very far, beyond all our Ap-
prehenfions, is better let alone.
Should it be demanded what Idea
are we to form of the Generation
of the Son, and of the Proceffion of
the holy Ghoft, and how do they
differ from each other; wherein
confifts that Union, whereby they
are one God? I anfwer, I cannot
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tell. These things are beyond our

19, 20, 24. Hezekiah, 2 Kings 18.
Philofophy, and hitherto all At-, &c. Abijah trufting in the
tempts to explain them have proved Lord obtained Victory, 2 Chron.
weak and unfuccefsful. The Man- 13:17, 18. Afa another Example,
ner how not being revealed, it is 2 Chron. 14. 11. Ebed-melech for
not an Article of Faith.
his truft in God, delivered from the
Hand of thofe he feared, Jer. 39.
16, &c.

How we may give a Reafon of
our Faith in the Trinity, on 1 Joh.
5-7.

The Power, Wifdom, Goodness,
Promifes, and Truth of God, Mo-
tives to trust in him.

Truft.

We fhould not truft in our own
Strength, 1 Cor. 10. 12, 13.

Neither the greatest among Men,
nor Armies, nor war-like Prepara
tions to be trufted in, Ifa.30.1,2. Ifa.
31. 1, &c. Thofe who trust in Man
accurfed, Jer. 17. 5.

Of Trust in God, 32, b, 18. 905, a,
24. Prov. 3.5. We fhould Trust
in God for the Neceffaries of Life,
and the Supply of our Wants, 33,
a, 7. 829, a, 19. The Lord Je
fus Chrift an Object of our Traft,
Phil. 2. 19. In Troubles we fhould
trust in him, Joh. 16. 33.

Good Men, who fincerely endea-
vour to please God, can only truft
in him, Pfal. 4. 3. Pfal. 31. 19.
Pfal. 33. 18, 19. Pfal. 37. 3, 17,
&c. Pfal. 64 10. Pfal. 115. 11.
Ifa. 50. 10. As for the Wicked,

who refufe to turn to God, all the
Threatnings of God are against
them; their hope therefore in him is
vain, Job 8. 11, 12, 13, 14. Pfal 34.
16. Pfal. 37. 17, 20. Prov. 10. 28.

Motives to trust in God, Pfal.
125. 1. Ifa. 26. 3, 4. The De.
Jiverances he has wrought for our
Ancestors, Pfal. 22. 4 5. A Blef-
fing promifed to thofe who trust in
God, and a Curfe denounced a-
gainst thofe who do not truft in
him, 736, b, 1. Pfal. 32. 10. God
is the Help and Shield of thofe
who truft in him, Pfal. 115. 8, &c.
him, Pfal. 115. 8, &c.
Thofe who trust in him will not
be afhamed, 61, b, 1. The Truth
and Faithfulness of God a Motive,
670, a, 17.

Examples of fome who trafted in
God: David, Pfal. 31. 1, 6, 14,

Truth.

This Word is ufed in feveral
Senfes; for juft and upright Deal-
ing, and that Vertue which is op.
pos'd to Lying, Eph. 4. 15, 25.
Phil. 4. 8. Truth is put for that
Light and Knowledge Men had
after the Fall, Rom. 1. 18. Rom.
2. 8. For Integrity and Upright-
nefs of Mind, Phil. 1. 18. 3 Joh.
ver. 3. Truth ftands for the Gospel,
as oppofed to the external Cere-
monies of the Law, Joh. 4. 23.
Gal. 3. 1. For the Law of God,
for the Gofpel, and the Doctrines
and Precepts therein delivered,
441, a, 1. 774, b, s. 1012, b, 14.
2 Cor. 13.8.

To fpeak the Truth, a Duty, 804,
b, 18. Motives, Pfal. 15. 2. Prov.

12. 17, 19.

Telling Men the Truth, fome-
times makes them our Enemies,

394, a, 25.

Truth

Of God, Pfal. 100. 5. Pfal. 117.2.
1057,8,38.God is abundant in Good-
nefs and Truth, Exod. 34. 6. Plenteous
in Mercy and Truth, Pfal.86.15. His
Word and Promises are true, 2 Sam.
7. 28. All his Paths are Mercy and
Truth to fuch as keep his Cove.
nant, Pfal. 25. 10. God cannot lie,
603, b, 16.

Tryals.

God tempts, that is, tries, or
proves Men, Exod. 15. 25. Exod.
16.4.
Exod. 20. 20. Deut. 8. 2.
Deut. 13. 3. Judg. 2. 21, &
Judg. 3. 1,4. Heb. 11. 17. Jan

1. 12,

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Victory

In Battle, the Gift of God, 2
Tam. 23. 10, 12.

Vine.

Our Lord compares himself to a
ine, and true Chriftians to the
Branches, Joh. 15. 1, 2.

Virtue.

Unction.

Extreme Unction not warranted,
on Jam. 5. 14.

This Word includes all thofe
Moral and Chriftian Graces and
Duties,of which Faith is the Spring
and Fountain, 1 Pet. 1.3, 5. These
are ftyled the Fruits of the Spirit,
Gal. 5. 22.

Unchangeable.

God is unchangeable, 946, a, 13.
Uncleannefs,

Highly unbecoming the Chrifti-
an Profeffion, 683, b, 7.
Uncleanness will be feverely pu-
mifhed, 989, b, 19.

Understanding.

Our Understanding not to be fet
up against God, 2 Cor. 10. 5.
Our Understanding enlightned by
the Gospel, 579, a, 14, b, 20.
Unity
And Peace very

ftrongly preffed upon
192, a, 22. 439, a, 4.

often and

Chriftians,
441, b, 5.
Unity of Love, Pfal. 133. 1. of
Faith, Eph. 4. 13. of Mind and
Judgment, 1 Cor. 1. 10.
Unfearchable.

God, his Works, Ways, and
Judgments unfearchable, 644, a,
5. Job 37. 5, 23. Pfal. 145. 3.
Pfal. 147. 5.

Victory over the World and our
piritual Enemies to be obtained
hrough Chrift, who loved us, 630, made unlawful Vows: Jephthah,

who

, 20.

rafhly, Judg. 11. 30. Abfalom,
of Deceit, 2 Sam. 15. 7, 8. A-
ny Vow to do wickedly, A&ts 23.
14. To this Head may be re-
duced the Vows of fingle Life,
fo much boafted of in the
Church of Rome; because those
who make them cannot tell whe-
ther they fhall be able to keep
them, and live chaftly, on i
Tim. 5. 9.

Vow.

All lawful Vows ought care.
fully to be performed, 477.
b, 11.

Examples of Perfons who made
lawful Vows; Jacob, Gen. 28. 20,
21. Hannah, i Sam. 1. 11. Da-
vid, Pfal. 132. 2, &c. The
Mariners, Jonah 1. 16. Jonah
Chap. 2. 9.
Examples of Perfons

The Matter of a Vow fhould
be fome neceflary Duty; for
we may entangle our Minds
when we make Vows about things
indifferent, and no where com-
manded by God.

Uprightness,
See Sincerity.

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