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"Five evidences of it,
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Enmity against God, ;
. Against the being and nature of God,
Five queries, for conviction on this head,
Againd the Son of God,
In his proplietical office,
Two evidences of it,-
In his priestly office, ,
Three evidences of it,-
In his kingly office, o
: Three evidences of it,
A peculiar malignity against the priestly office ; corrupt nature
lying cross to the gospel-contrivance of salvation, - -
- Four proofs of it, !- -
Bent to the way of the law, as a covenant of works,
Four proofs of it,
Against the Spirit of God,
. Against the law as a rule of life,
Two evidences of it,
Contumacy against the Lord,
Perverseness in reference to the chief end, -
Of the corruption of the affections,
of the conscience, ... ---
of the memory,
The body partaker of this corruption,
How man's nature was corrupted, . - ..
The doctrine of the corruption of nature applied,
The natural man can do nothing but fin,
God takes special notice of the sin of our nature,
Evidences of inen's overlooking the sin of our nature,
Wherein thaç sm is to be specially noticed,
Why it is to be specially toticed,
How to get a view of the corruption of nature,
HEAD II. The MISERY of Man's Natural State, discourfed,
: :: from Eph. ii. 3.'.
M A N's natural state, a state-of wrath, -
TVL What this state of wrath is, -
| Wrath in the heart of God against the natural man,
Wratle in the word of God against him,
Wrath in the hand of God against him,
On his body..
On his soul,
On his enjoyments, - '. ---
He is under the power of Satan,
Hath no security for a moment's safety,
Wrath against him at death, : --- ?
car, at the general judgment,
The qualities of that wrath,
The doctrine of the state of wrath confirmed and vindicated, ; --- 103
Several instructions from it, . -- ---
| Alarm to the unregenerate,
. ... ... ... 104
They are under the covenant of works, ! --- --- --- 104
Their misery in that respect, .'
They are without God,
. . 104
Their misery in that respect, .
Instances of the wrath of God,
A view of the nature of God, whose wrath it is, . . 107
| How to flee from wrath, .
| A few words to the saints, iba . - - - TIS
A word to all, ::.
HEAD III. MAN'S UTTER INABILITY to recover himself,
discoursed from Rom. v. 6. John vi. 44.
ONLY two ways of man's recovering himself supposable, viz. i
the way of the law, and the way of the gospel,
Man unable to recover himself in the way of the law,
He cannot keep the commandments perfectly
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The perfection of law-obedience, four-fold, -
He cannot fatisfy the justice of God for his sin,
Objet. God is merciful: we hope to be saved, if we do as well as
we can. Answered, . - - - - 124
Man unable to recover himself in the way of the gospel, to embrace
and use the help offered for his recovery, -
: - 124
Proven by several arguments, a
Object. (1.) If we be under an utter inability to do any good, how 124
i can God require us to do it? Answered,
. • 125, 126
Objekt. (2.) Why do you then call us to believe, repent, and use
the means? Answered, • -
- - 126
· Object (3.) The use of means needless, seeing we are utterly unable
! to help ourselves out of the state of sin and wrath. Answered, 127
Quest. Has God promised to convert and save them, who, in
the use of means, do what they can towards their own
relief? Apswered, -
- - 127
The Conelusion of this head, . . - - - - 128
of the nature of regeneration, .. . .
Partial changes mistaken for this change, .
The change made in regeneration, what it is,
In general, .
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• The mind illuminated,
The will renewed, ..
: Cured of its utter inability to good,
• Endued with a fixed aversion to evil,
- a bent and propensity to good,
Reconciled to the covenant of peace,
Disposed to receive Jesus Christ,
• 138 -
The affections are changed, - -.
. . . 141
Regulated, . ,'.
The conscience renewed, ; -
The memory bettered by regenerating grace,
The body changed in respect of use, .. . • 145
The whole conversation changed,
The resemblance betwixt natural and spiritual generation, in nine
.. particulars, ...
Trial of one's state, whether born again, or not, .
Some cases of doubting Christians resolved, .,
Case (1.) The precise time and way of one's conversion
Case (2.) - Sio prevailing, -
Case (3.) - Corruptions more violent than formerly, ...
Cafe (4.) - Affe&tions to the creature stronger than to the
Crcator. Glowing affections to God gone,
Cafe ( 5.) Attainments of hypocrites and apostates, a terror, 155
Case (6) - - Falling short of the faints mentioned in fcripture,
and of others,
Case (7.) No child of God fo tempted,-
Cafe laft. --Strange and unusual afflictions,
The necessity of regeneration, . .
To qualify one to do good, .
To communion with God in duties,
To make one meet for heaven,
To one's being admitted into heaven,
Advices to the unregenerate,
General view of the mystical union, o
The natural stock of all men, Adam, .
Originally a choice vine, - - -
Now a degenerate stock,
. i . 168
Fruits growing on the branches of the nature of the stock, • 168
A dead stock,
::: The condition of the branches in that respect, . • , 169
A killing stock,
. . 170
The condition of the branches in that respect,
The fupernatural stock, into which the branches are ingrafted,"
Jesus Christ, .
The branches taken out of the natural stock, and grafted into the
fupernatural stock, the elect,
How they are cut off from the natural stock in twelve particulars, -
How ingrafied into Christ, -
Christ apprehends the finner by his Spirit,
The finner apprehendó Christ by faith,
How one may know one's self to be apprehended of Christ, . p. 184
The benefits flowing to believers from union with Christ,
Peace with God, and peace of conscience,
Adoption, ... . .
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Growth in grace,
Quest. If all true. Christians he growing ones, what shall be
said of these who, inftead of growing, are going back?
• • . 194
Quest. Do hypoctites grow at all? And if so, how shall we
distinguish betwixt their growth, and the growth of the
". Christian? Answered, ..
Acceptance of their fruits of holiness,
. . 199
Support, in . . - • -
The special care of the husbandman,
The duty of saints united to Christ, , - ' • i • 206
A word lo sinners, . . .
IV. The ETERNAL STATE, or State of consummate Happiness
or Misery. '
HEAD I. Death, discoursed from yob xxx. 23. , p.114
THE certainty of death,
1 Man's life vanity,
• A short-lived vanity,
A fying vanity, a
The doctrine of death, a looking-glass, wherein to behold the vanity
: of the world, in .
A ftore-house, for contentment and patiences '
. .. 227
A bridle to curb lusts conversant about the body, '. .' • 224
i A spring of Chrisțian resolution,
A spur to incite to prepare for death,
: • 226
Head II. The Differenc betwixt the Righteous and the Wicked.
in their Death, discoursed from Prov. xiv. 32. , p. 127
THE wicked dying are driven away, . . - - 228
1 In what cases a wicked man may be willing to die, . .. 229
Whence they are driven, and whither, . . . 230
Driven away in their wickedness,. . - 231
The hopelessness of their state at death,
: Their hopes of peace and pleasure in this life cut off,
They have no solid grounds to hope for eternal happiness, 232
Death roots up their delusive hopes of heaven, : - 23%
Make their staie absolutely and for ever hopeless, . .
Caution against false hopes of heaven: characters of those Hopes, 233
Exhortation to hasten out of a sinful state,
To be concerned for the salvation of others,
The state of the godly in death, a hopeful state,
· Chrift their best friend is Lord of the other world,
. .. 236
• They will have a safe passage to it,
A jayful entrance into it,
Object. ---Many of the godly, when dying, full of fears, and have
i little hope. - Answered,
I. Death uncomfortable to them, in three cases,
Ten cases of faints anent death. Answered,' ;
Considerations to bring saints in good terms with death,
Directions how to prepare for death,
: : 247
T HE possibility of the resurrection,
1 The certainty of the resurrection,
Who shall be raised, i ;
What Thail be raised, .
How the dead shall be raised,
"The difference betwixt the godly and the wicked, in their resurrection, 256
*- The qualities of the raised bodies of the saints,
The qualities of the raised bodies of the wicked,
Comfort to the people of God,
Pre of God, ; . ! i
Terror to all natural men, ... ... .. . .. 264
Head IV. „The GENERAL JUDGMENT discoursed from
Mat. xxv. 31, 32, 33, 34, 41, 46.
' . p. 365
THAT there shall be a general judgment, proven, -
1 . Jesus Christ the Judge,
The coming of the Judge, .....
The summons given,
The Judge's fitting down in the tribunal,
The compearance of the parties,
The separation betwixt the righteous and the wicked,
The trial of the parties,
"s: The books opened,
Sentence pronounced on the saints, ,
The faints judge the world,
Sentence of damnation on the ungodly,
The execution, .
The general confiagration,
The place and time of the judgment, unknown,
Comfort to the saints,
Terror to unbelievers,
Exhortation to prepare for the judgment,