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Therefore in the present condition of the world instructions from churchmen, politicians and philosophers are uttered in vain. The first task is to recall the world to the use of intellect and train the senses to attention and obedience. 6. ' For adults (especially in their old age) are infected with evil since they have been in contact with many corruptions, and they are incapable of rejecting what they know, because if they actively engaged in evil, they have formed a habit from which it is difficult, if not impossible, to recover.

Anyone who receives a warning should confess, give thanks, and reform, and do the same favour to his neighbour. 9 Anyone who refuses to take a warning or to reform should be brought before one of his superiors. Everyone should treat his superiors with respect and honour them with obedience (as unto God), so that we have no-one in our midst like Ham, who mocked his father, or Absalom who conspired against his father10. In all your dealings with one another you must be sincere, open, and peaceful.

Exodus XX, 3-17. I Samuel XVI, 7: 'man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart'. ' 34 8 CHAPTER XXI in. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. xni. 10 Everyone must pray to God with humble heart. For we are all sinners in His sight. Whenever we meet for the daily worship of God, both morning and evening, everyone must be present without exception and join in devotion, praising God and calling upon Him. For these are the sacrifices which He wishes us to use in our worship.

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