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An Orangeman should be a Protestant in reality and truth, not merely by profession or education; and should be distinguished by sincere love and veneration for his Almighty Creator; steadfast faith in the Saviour of the World, the ony mediator between God and Men; humble reliance on the guidance and puryfing power of the Holy Spirit; and the constant practice of truth and justice, brotherly kindness and charity, loyalty and obedience to the laws. He should, moreover, be in conduct wise and prudent, honest and temperate; in disposition gentle and compassionate; in behaviour kind and courteous; cultivating the society of the good, avoiding the society of the evil. He should honour and study the Holy Scriptures, making them the rule and belief of his life, uphold and defend, by all legitamate means, the Protestant faith in church and state, protest against and oppose the erroneous and dangerous doctrines and practices of the Church of Rome, amd resist the power, ascendancy, encroachments, and extension of that Church. He should also, by all lawful means, co-operate with true Protestants in preventing or removing in and from the Established and other Protestant Churches all changes, ceremonies, practices and ornaments savouring of or resembling the Church of Rome, or in consistant with the Reformation principles. He should, further, duly observe the Sabbath day, and regularly attend public worship; and should, by his general converse, indicate his veneration for the Name of God, and abhorrance of profane and indecent language; in short the glory of God and the love of man, the honour of his Protestant Sovereign, and the good of his country, should be the principles of and motives of a true Orangeman's life and actions.
 
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