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101. f. 153
THE division of our time into seven equal
parts, and setting aside one out of the seven, for a general and sacred rest, is in itself confi. dered, strictly moral. That is, a rule in its own nature necessary for the benefit, and even existence of society; and consequently strictly enjoined and commanded of God.
And unless this can be proved and made evident, I know not how any gospel minister, can take upon him to command his people, every seventh day, to leave off their ordinary employments, and keep the day as sacred and holy. Before obedience can be required, the precept must be made unquestionable; and before promises or threatenings can have any