Thomas Cartwright on sixth commandment violations against the soul

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Cancelled Commissioner
Q. So much of the breaches of this Commandment against the body alone: what are they that are against the soul?

A. When Ministers are either Idol Shepherds, and cannot; or idle, and will not feed the flock committed to their charge: or for the most part neglect their own, and busy themselves elsewhere, without any necessary and lawful calling. Secondly, when Magistrates, that procure not as much as in them lieth, that the people under their government, do frequent the hearing of the Word read and preached, and receiving of the Sacraments, in the appointed times.

Q. Are inferiors also guilty of this sin?

A. Yea verily: all those people that have no knowledge, especially having had the ordinary means appointed of God for obtaining the same, either of their own, or of others, which they might have been the partakers of. ...

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