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thing of divine worship and ordinances out of thy own head. ** All holy ordinances and parts of worship God has réserved to himself, the making of them for us, faying with respect to these, Thou shalt not make them to thyfelf. Men are said in fcripture to make a thing to themfelves, when they make it out of their own head, without the word of God for it. But when they make any thing according to God's word, God is said to do it, Matth. xix. 6. If there be not then a divine law for what is brought into the worship and ordinances of God, it is an idol of meos making, al device of their own.
And fo Popery, Prelacy, ceremonies, and whatsoever is without the word brought in in God's matters, is overturned at once by this word, Thou shalt not make, be thou Pope, King, aparliament, minister, private person, fynod or counciler So ye see it is not only the making ot images, but sthie worshipping and ferving them that is forbidden; bog 11 Next, by the fame rule, whereas this command forbids notonly the making of images, but bowing to them and serving them, though they be made by others, (that is not all that is included in that, Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them. But the añeaning of it further is, Whatever anys make Withbout the word, in the matter of God's worfhip and
ordinances, thou shalt not comply with it, approve) of elitz or use it. So that to thee they must be as if they were not made at all, make thein who will, under 1 whatever pretence, whether of decency or strictness
, blecing God has not made them. To the law andito
the testimony, be of what party they will, if they
fpeak pot according to this word, fear them not to veomply with them in what they advance in God's mobiters, that is net according thereto. So much for the negative part of this command.is pin
The politive part of it is implied, according to the **tule That every negative implies an affirmative part.
It confits in these two things.25. 1.
1. Thou shalt worship the Lord, and him shalt thou serve, worship him with external worship. This is implied in that, Thou halt not bow down thyself to them nor serve them. This says, But thou shalt bow down to me and serve me. Even as due benevolence betwixt married persons is implied in that, Thou shalt not commit adultery. Internal worship is the worship re. quired in the first, external in the second 'command. There is a generation that do not worship images, but they lie fair for it, if it were once come in fashion ; it is those that do not worship God, they do not bow down to him, not serve him. They say, God looks to the heart, and they hope and trust in him, and give their hearts to him, though they do not go a. bout the outward worship as some others do, buc their hearts are as true with God as theirs for all that. These, I say, lie fair for worshipping images; for if the devil were come, their house is empty, Tyeft, and garnished. They may worship idols, for they do not worship God in secret or in their families. If the book-prayers of England, and the idolatrous prayers of Rome were come to their hand, there is no other worship to be put out for then, for they have no other,
ob diod - 1 What chey talk of their hearts towards God, therecommand out of the number of the ten. For the
te the second worship of God which they fight on that pretence is the very worship required in this command. Now let atrs try, whether ye that will hold with the worthip of the heart, or this command that requires outward bodily worship too, has most realon on your fideri
oft, is not God the God of the whole man, the bo. dy as well as the foul? Christ has redeemed the body as well as the fouls the Spirit dwells in the bodies of his people as well as their fouis. The whole, man, foul and body, is taken iato the covenant. The body fhall be glorified in heaven as well as the foul, or burn in hell as well as the foul. Is it not higlily rea,
fonable then, that we worship God with outward bodily worship as well as with the inward worship of the heart?
13:33 Tsit o mol 2dly, God will not only be worshipped by us, but glorified before men, 'Matth. xvi. 24. But our inward worship can not do that, for that is what none éan know but God and our own fouls. Therefore outward worship is necessary. If men will be accounted God's servants, why will they not take on his badge?
3dly, Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh in other cases, and why not in this f: The &poitle says grace in the heart appears by the mouth ta the honour of God, Rom. x. 10. And though outward worship may be performed where there is na in. ward in the heart, yet if the heart be a temple to God, the smoke will rise up from the altar, and appear without in outward worship.
Lastly, Outward worship is not only a sign of the inward, but it is a help and furtherance to it. Prayer is a bleffed mean to increafe our love to God, forrów for sin, Faith, kope, and other parts of heart-worship. So the partaking of the sacrament of the Lord's fup. fer, another part of external worflaip, in the profane neglect of which many live, is not only a meau sappointed, whereby we publicly profess ourselves enga. ged to the Lord, but is the mean to strengthen faith, and confirm our union and comunion with himiriy
2. Thou shalt fall in with and use the external worship and ordinances which God has appointed. This is implied in that; Thou shale not make untos thee any graven image, doc. They are madew already, God has made them, and ye must use thoses that God has made, that worfhip and those ordinances. And thus by this command we are bound to all the parts of God's worship, and to all his ordinances appointed in his word. If we balk any of them, it is at our peril. It is not enough to leave idolatrou's or fuperftitious worship and ordinances, but we muftia.
quire what are the Lord's statutes, that we may, do them. I come now to that question, “ What is required
in the second commandment? The second com“mandment requireth the receiving, observing, and “ keeping pure and entire all such religious worship $and ordinances' as God hath apointed in his $6 word.”
in handling this point, I shall shew, Hl. What is that religious worship and those ordi. nances which God hath. appointed in his word. ... Il. What is our duty with reference to those ordi
I. I shall Thew, what is that religious worship and thofe ordinances which God hath appointed in his word. That God has appointed that religious worfhip and those ordinances whereby we are outwardly to glorify him, is evident from this, that God wil be fo honoured by us, yet has forbidden us to make any thing that way, consequently they are made by himfelf in his word. These ordinances appointed in th wordlare, in
Iti ...odi na 1876 Prayer, whereby we tender to him the homage due from a creature to his Creator, acknowledging giving. And that public in the aflemblies, Aas ii.
"MURI 142. 1. Private in leffer focieties, particularly in famiidies, Jera x. ult, and secret, every one by himself
, Matohisvi. 6. none of them to justle out another. In y there we are tied to no form. onde 2. Praiser, in linging pfalmis, whereby; we give hiin
the praise due to him. And this is appointed both publicly, Plal. cxlix, I. and privately, Jam: v. 13.br This is to be done in all fimplicity becoming the gospel, finging them with grace in the heart, Col. iii. 16. nat playing them on nyusical instruments, of which there is rot one word in the New Teilament, to
Reading of God's word, and hearing it read,
both publicly, Acts xv. 21. and privately, John v. 39. whereby we honour God, consulting his oracles.
4. The preaching of the word, and hearing it preached, 2 Tim. iv. 2. 2 Kings iv. 23. And conse quently the ministry is an ordinance of God, Rom. X. 15. Eph. iv. 11. 12. and the maintenance thereof, 1 Cor. ix. 14. by an ordinance of God, though there should be no ordinance of the state for it.
5. Administration and receiving of the facraments, to wit, baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Matth. xxviii. 19. and the Lord's fupper, 1 Cor. xi. 23. &c. both which are left us in much
go. spel-limplicity. By these we folemnly avouch our felves to be the Lord's, and receive the seals of his covenant, getting our faith of covenant-blessings con. firmed.
6. Fasting, or extraordinary prayer with fasting, when; the Lord by his providence calls for its as whep tokens of his anger do in a special manner appear. And this is public, in the congregation; Joel ita 1.2.13. and private too, as in families, I Cor. vii, 5 and lecret, Matth. vi. 17. 18. See Zecha xil. 12. 13. 14.
The fame is to be said of extraordinary prayer, with thanksgiving,
od 1 to doro 7.1 Church government and discipline. Christ has appointed a government in his church, and has not left it to men to dispose of it, Heb. iii, 5. 6. ün Çor. xii. 28. He has appointed his oflicers, which are pa. stors and doctors, Eph. iv. 11. ruling elders and idea cons, 1 Cor, xii. 28. And besides these the fcripture knows no ordinary church-officers, The three first are by his appointment church-rulers. They have the power of diseipline, Matth. xvii. 17618, ito rebuke fcandalous offenders publicly, u Tim. vio: 20.1 to excommunicate the contumacious, i Cor. V.4.15. And amongst these officers of the same kind there is a parity by divine appointment, excluding both Pope and relate, Matth. xx. 26. There is allo a subordi