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1 Tim.6.1. Let as many servasts as are under

the yoke, count their own Masters worthy of all honour, that the Name of God and his Doitrixe be not blafphemed. V.2. And they that have believing Masters; let

them not despise them because they are brethren, but rather do them service, because they are believing and beloved, partakers of the benefit : These things teach and exhort. Tit.2.9. Exhort Servants to be.obedient to their

own Masters, and to please them well in all

things, not answering again, V.10. Not purlogniug, but fhewing all good. fidelity, that they may adorn the Doctrine of God our

Saviour in all things. 1 Pet.2.18. Servants, be subject to your Mafters

with all fear, not only to the good and genile, De but also to the froward. :: 701 17?

V.19. For this is thank-worthy, if a man for
Confcience toward Gad endure grief, fuffering
wrongfully:
V.20. For what Glory is it, if when ye be buffet

ed for your faults, ye shall take it patiently ? but
if when do well

, and suffer for it, yetake it patiently, this is acceptable with God. Mar. 8.9. Folam a man under authority, has

ving Souldiers under me, and I say to this man, 1

go, and he gaceh, and to another, come, and he

comerb, and to my servant, do this, and he doethit.

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CHAP. XIII

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Of the Duties of parents and

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Of the Duties belonging to many
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V 1. To dedicate their children to China C infancy, and:byrhe Sacrament of Bopeng ter them into his family. This is a Denis ought not to delay : It being seek that they who have been inftruments contains The fair and pollution of fin to their po i should be careful early to bring chém as c and

give them wp to him, to be made en blood, and to be fanctified by his balss 2

T *Infants land in mod of Cbrift for their son They are capable of Grace, and the principe Pri life, as tell us of original fin : They can ble of the spirit of Christ, of being insediyle of being bleffed by him. They are capable of a ving a Sacramem (vir: Baprifna

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j as the infants of the Jewes, who were Circumci

fed, and thereby adroitted visible members of that # Church, and seald and marked (asic were) for

God. And 'cis plain, the Covenant of Grace stands now in force to the children of Believers ander the Gospel, Act.2:39. The promise is to you and to your Children. Were is not lo, che converted Fewes should have losse by believing in Christ, if their children should be excluded from the promise, who stood in it two thousand years before, under the other administration, And

how then could the blessing of Abraham come y on the Gentiles ? According to Galat. 3. 14. Which blessing was, I will be a God to thee and to thy Seed, Gen. 17.7. How could Believers be Heirs according to the promise, as 'cis, Gal. 3.29. if their Children should be excluded from che promise? For the Childrens right to the promise, is part of the Fathers inberitance. The promise is, I will be a God to thee and to thy feed. Further consider how the Covenant of Grace (for substance though not for manner of administración) hach alwaies been one and the same: And in the old Testament it took in children, Aod can we think, it leaves them out now under the Gospel? Therefore seeing the Children of Believing and Christian Parents are within the Covenant, chey ough co partake of che Seal of the Covenant and to be admitted visible Church-members by Baptisme, the only way under che Gospel of ad

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Of the Disties of parents. Cu mitting members into the Charcb. Godine iz to be put upon them in their infancy

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, they are tormily confirm thcir, engagement

. If they wiki that Mafter and faithfully serve bim, incent Family they were lifted when young; it! enjoy many happy priviledges thereby ;** they shall be sure to smart for their falin e Apostacy. Therefore Chriftian Parentshati in ly bring their children to Chriff, anda

b enter them, and enroll them into his su to

fo humbly befeeching him to receive there a Favour and Love, into his Care and Arts et to unite them to himfelf by his holy Spirt in to nerate them, to destroy the old Adam

, kde nature in them, and to renew them as a Image, in knowledge; holinesle and riskika and lastly, to strengthen them by his Gram they may resist and prevail against che many flesh, and the Devil, and may serve the sa mewneß of life all ibeir daies. And if thers ff duty of Believers and Chriftian Parents . Gospel , ic will thence follow, chat ebole chia

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lo fully negleEt it (as much as in them lies in hald their children from Chrift, debaths 2the blood of Sprinkling, keep them from china a Jing, leave them under the curse, caftokes it Gods Family, and dangerously expaje

ve to Adversary botb of God and man.

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si inftruét their children, to bring them up in the nur

ture and admonition of the Lord, Eph.6.4. Having given them up to Christby Baptism, let them imagine they hear our blesed Saviour saying to them, as Pharoahs Daughter said to Moses's Mo. ther, Exod.2.19., Bring up this child for me, &c. They must as Solomon speaks, Prov.22.6. Train up their Children in the way they should go. They inust have a special care to provide that they may be rightly instructed and educated. As soon there fore as they come to the use of reason, they are to be instruized in those things that concern their everlasting welfare. They are by little and little to be taught all those things which God hach commanded chem as their duty to perform; As also what abundance of joy and comfort they will find in the practise of them; and wbac gloriosis rewards God hach provided for them, if they do them, and what grievous punishments if they do them not. These things ought to be early in. stilled inco their minds, which like new vefsels do usually keep the favour of that which is for ft put into them. The feeds and principles of Red ligion and vertue, are to be sown in them betimes, and their minds polleßd with a love of goodnese, and an abhorrence and deteftation of evil and mic kedneffe, as that which is shamefull and abomina. ble. Ifchey begot thus early acquainted with tbe waies of God, the devil (ihac arch enemy of souls) will be ready and forward enough to instill

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