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upon this Foundation; using their best Endeavours to plant in them the Principlės of Religion, and to sow the Seeds of Virtue betimes in their Heartsy that they' may the better grow up to the Service of God and their Country.

Moreover, all faithful Pastors are not only to regard their whole Flock, but more especially, to feed the Lambs, which Christ, the Great Shepherd of the Sheep, hath made the greatest Mark of their Love, both to him and them: and therefore the Apostle wills them, as to have strong Meats for wellegrown Christians; so to provide Milk foto Babes, even the sincere Milk of the Word, that they may grow thereby. But above all, it should be the Care and

Wif dom of Superiors, fo to settle and regulate inferior Schools, that Children may not be poison'd by bad Principles ; an Error in the first Education, as in the first Concoction; being very difficult to be curid or remov'd after.

In a word, nothing tends more to the Peace and Prosperity of aKingdom, than the well-training up the Members of it ; and instilling good Princie ples' betimes into those, upon whóm the Welfare. and Happiness of it must dependi

This is the way'to put a stop to the Overflowings of Vngodliness, and to prevent that Deluge of Im. piety that else muft unvoidably break in upon'

us. In short, this may help to retrieve'the Antient Piety and Simplicity of our Forefathers ; and to mend that in the next Age, which is amiss in this: Which is the hearty-Desire and Prayer of a True Wellizisher to his Church and Country:

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the Members of Christ, from Eph. 5. 20. We are Members

of his Body.

DIS C. VIII.

Of the second great Privilege of Baptism, wherein we are

made the Children of God, from Rom. 8. 14. As many as

are led by the Spirit of God, they are the Sons of God.

And Verse the 16th, The Spirit witnesseth with our

Spirit, that we are the Children of God.

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DIS C. IX.

of the third great Privilege of Baptism, wherein we are

made Heirs, or Inheritors of the Kingdom of Heaven,
from Rom. 8. 17. If Children, then Heirs; Heirs of God,

and Joint heirs with Chrift.

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DI S C. X.

In the third Question and Answer of the Catechism are ex.

plain'd the three great Duties or Conditions requir'd and

promis'd on our part, to entitle us to the three foremen-

tion'd Privileges : The first whereof is, the renouncing the

three great Enemies of Christ and our own Salvation, the

Devil, the World, and the Flesh. Renouncing the Power

and Temptations of the Devil, explain’d from fam. 4. 7.

Refift the Devil, and he will flee from you.

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DI S C. XI.

of renouncing the Works of the Devil, from 1 John 3. 8.

For this purpose was the Son of God manifested, to de-

stroy the Works of the Devil.

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DI S C. XII.

of renouncing the second ghostly Enemy, the Pomps and Va-

nities of this wicked World, from 1 7ohn 2. 15. Love not

the World, nor the Things of the World ; if any Man love

the World, the Love of the Father is not in him.

DISC. XIII.

Of renouncing the third ghostly Enemy, viz. all the sinful

Lusts of the Flesh, from 1 Pet. 2. 11. Dearly beloved, I

beseech you, as Strangers and Pilgrims, abstain from

fleshly Luits, which war against the Soul.

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DISC. XIV.

of the second great Duty and Condition requir'd and promis'd

in our Baptism, viz. to believe all the Articles of the

Christian Faith, from Mark 1. 15. Repent, and believe

the Gospel.

DIS C. XV.

of the third great Duty and Condition requird and engag'd

in our Baptism, viz. to keep God's Holy Will and Command-

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DI SC. VII. Mat. 1. 21. Thou shalt call his Name JESU S, for he"Thall save his People from their Sins.

DISC. VIII. Fohn 1. 41. We have found the Meffias ; which is, being interpreted, The Chrift.

192 DISC. IX. John 1. 14. We beheld his Glory, the Glory as of the onlybegotten of the Father.

199 DISC. X. 2 Tim. 1. 2. And Christ Jesus our LOR D.

205 DISC. XI. Mat. 1. 20. That which is conceiv'd in her is of the Holy Ghoft.

DI S C. XII. Luke 2. 6, 7. While they were there, the Days were ac

complish'd that she should be deliver'd ; and she brought forth her First-born Son, 8c

2 19 DIS C. XII. 1 Pet. 3. 18. For Christ also once suffer'd for Sins, the Just for the Unjuft, that he might bring us unto God. 225

DI S C. XIV. Mark 15.15. So Pilate, willing to content the People, releas'd

Barrabbas to them, and deliver'd Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucify’d.

233 DISC. XV. 1 Cor. 15. 3. Christ died for our Sins, according to the Scrip- .

240 DI S C. XVI. John 19. 40. Then took they the Body of Jesus and wound

it in Linen Clothes, with the Spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

247 DI S C. XVII. AEts 2. 27. Thou wilt pot leave my Soul in Hell.

254 DIS'C. XVIII. 1 Cor. 15. 4. That he rose again the third Day, according to the Scriptures.

26L DISC. XIX. Ephes 4. 10. He that descended, is the fame also that afcended up far above all Heavens, that he might fill all things.

270 DISC. XX. Mark 16. 19. And fat on the Right Hand of God, 277

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