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CHAPTER I.

PAGE

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Sect. 1. SHEWING wbat religion is, and how Sect. 1. Corrupt, unclean, and desperately

the knowledge of it is to be attained 1 wicked

29

Sect. II. The necessity of searching the

See more of sin, chap. xiv.

Scriptures -

ib. Sect. 11. Ignorant, opposing the true God,

Sect. I. Of the Scriptures, their authority,

and adoring idols

34

use, end, and excellency

2

See more of igorance, chap. xxxvi.

See preaching of the word, chap. xxv.

Sect. iii. In servitude to Satan and sin 36

Chap. II. Of God: his nature, attributes,

Sect. iv. The sad fruit and end of such a

and works

8

state

ib.

Sect. l. His names and titles

ib.

See more of God's judgments against

Sect. II. He is a Spirit

sinners, chap. xiv.

Sect. III. His excellency, majesty, great-

Fourthly. Under what case the law

ness, perfection, glory, sovereignty, and

concludes men -

39

absoluteness. His providence

ib. Sect. 1. Under sin and guilt -

See more in the duty of fearing God, Sect. 11. Under the curse thereof

40

chap. xiv.

Sect. 111. The deeds of the law, or sacri-

Sect. iv. He is invisible

17 fices under it, cannot justify or purge

Sect. v. He is incorruptible -

ib. from sin, but still leave sinners under

Sect. vi. He is the most strong, almighty,

guilt, condemnation, and wrath - ib.

and omnipotent God ; a rock

ib. Chap. V. Of man's salvation and redemp-

Sect. vii. He is omniscient, omnipresent,

tion ; how it came, and by what means 42

immense

18 Sect. 1. From God only, and no other-

Sect. vi. He is most wise

19 wise

ib.

Sect. ix. He is most holy

20 Sect. II. Who he is, and by whom this

Sect. x. He is most just

ib. salvation is conveyed, and wrought:

Sect. XI. He is compassionate, pitiful, and

Jesus Christ

44

merciful -

21 Sect. 11. The excellency of this Saviour,

See chap. xxxi.

his fulness, and dignity in his person
Sect. XII. He is long-suffering, and pa-

and authority -

49
tient

ib. Sect. iv. The excellency of this Saviour,

Sect. xii. He is gracious, good, and

his fulness, and dignity in his nature - 54

bountiful

See more in pardon and salration by

Sect. xiv, He is faithfulness and truth ib.

Christ alone, chap. viii.

Sect. xv. He is unchangeable

23 Chap. VI. How Christ wrought this salva-

Sect. XVI. He is infinite and unsearch-

tion for sinners: what he was made,

able

ib. and and what he did, in order to it - 55

Sect. XVII. He is eternal

24 Sect. l. He is a Mediator

ib.

Sect. XVIII. He, only, is the true and Sect. 11. He took upon him the nature of

living God

ib. man, and humbled himself

ib.

See of worshipping God, chap. xiv. Sect. II. He is made an High Priest 57

Idolatry, chap. xxxviii.

Sect. iv. He offered himself to God as a

CHAP. III. Of the one God, Father, Son,

sacrifice; suffered for the sins of man-

and Spirit; or the Trinity

25 kind, made peace through the shedding

See more of Christ's excellency, chap. v.

of his own blood, by which he entered

sect, iii.

into the holiest for us

58

See more of the Spirit, chap. xix. sect. i. SECT. v. He fulfilled all righteousness of
Chap. IV. Of Man, in his first estate,

the law ; bore the curse ; took away

wherein he was created ; and of his fall 28 the hand-writing of ordinances ; is our

First. Of his first state

ib. righteousness

61

Secondly. Of his fall

ib.

See more of justification, chap. viii.

Thirdly. Of man's state by nature,

Sect. vi. He sanctifieth us: is our sancti-

since sin entered -

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62

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Sect. vii. He riseth from the dead

62 Sect. II. Particular instances of the fail-

Sect. viii. He ascended into heaven: is

ings of God's children recorded - 104

our way to the Father, our advocate Sect. 111. God will punish and correct

and intercessor there

63 the righteous for sin

. 108

Sect. ix. He is made our king and head,

See God's threatenings and judgments

to encounter, and conquer our enemies:

against sin and sinners, chap. xiv.

to rule for and in us

65 Chap. XII. Of the privileges of the right-

Sect. x. He is our great prophet and

eous, and their excellency above others:

shepherd, to teach, guide, and feed

what God hath done, doth, and will do

for them, more than for others; and

Sect. xi. He is our all, in all things: our

what they can do with God, &c. - · 109

completeness and perfection

68 See more in the neat chapter of union

Chap. VII. God's free choice of us in Christ

and relation to Christ.

Jesus to eternal life, and calling of us

See the advantages of faith, chap. ix.

according to his purpose and grace

69

See privileges in afflictions, chap. xx.

Char. VIII. Pardon and remission of sins;

In times of common calamities, chap. xxi.
reconciliation and peace with God; justi-

See the glory reserved for believers,

fication and sanctification before God;

chap. xxxv.

eternal life and salvation free, through Chap. XIII. Of the union and relation be-

the grace of God only, by the death,

tween Christ and his church, and their

sacrifice, and sufferings of Christ - 74 mutual love and esteem ; together with

In general

ib. the manifestation thereof

119

In particular

75 Chap. XIV. Of the duty of believers, es-

Sect. I. Pardon of sins -

ib. pecially such as would excel. First,

Sect. 11. Reconciliation to and peace with

Toward God

121

God

77 Sect. I. In general, to live to God, not to

Sect. III. Justification and sanctification

themselves : to be holy, fruitful, walk-

before God

78 ing in the light, in an honest, hea-

Sect. iv. Eternal life and salvation 80 venly, and spiritual conversation,
See more in chap. ix. sect. i.

worthy of their high calling: to glorify

CHAP. IX. How men have the benefit of

God, and mind the things above ib.

this salvation ; or by what means it be- Sect. 11. In particular: to love God the

comes theirs in particular

82 Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ,

Sect. 1. By faith -

ib. and set our affections on things above 126

Sect. 11. Of faith, in its nature and ob-

Sect. III. As fruits of love to God and

ject and use, benefits and advantages,

Christ, to delight themselves in God,

further than as before, relating to this

long for, pant after him, make their

salvation

84 boast of, glory and rejoice in God and

In its nature and object

ib. Christ, as their portion and rest. And

Sect. . Farther benefits and advantages

to obey and hearken to the laws and

of faith

88 words of God and Christ -

· 127

See more, trusting in God, chap. xvi.

First. To delight in, long for, pant
Sect. iv. The effects or fruits, by which

after, make their boast of, glory

we know a right faith

90

and rejoice in God and Christ, as

See fruits of the Spirit, chap. xix.

their portion and rest

ib.
Sect. v. The dangerous state and issue of

Secondly. To obey and hearken to

unbelief.

92

the laws and word of God in

Chap. X. The characters of saints, good

Christ

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men, and believers, appearing in word

See more of disobedience, sect.

and deod -

94

xiv, subdivision iv.

Sect. I. That such may be known from Sect. iv. Worship God, and sanctify him

others by their fruits

ib. therein

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135

Sect. II. Of the particular fruits of the

See more in chap. xxv, and of ido-

Spirit, which are indispensably neces-

lutry, chap. xxxviii.

sary to real saints

Sect. v. To believe, and be found in the

See more of the fruits of fuith, chap.ix.

practice of the things of God, and his
Of the fruits of the Spirit, chap. xix.

worship, but that which clearly (ac-
In duties, chap. xiv ; xv; xvi.

cording to the precepts, rules, and
In each duty in affliction, chap. xx.

examples of the scriptures) appears to
In duties to magistrates, chap. xxii.

be Christ's mind, upon which we can
Chap. XI. The children of God themselves

in faith expect acceptance -

139

may be overtaken with faults; and are Sect. vi. To pray unto God: of prayer at

not free from sinful dispositions and

large

142

inclinations in this life ; and therefore

See more of afflictions, chap. xx.

may deserve to be chastised of God 103

common calamitics, chap. xxi.

Sect. 1. In general it is affirmed

ib. Sect, vii. To take especial notice of the

ib.

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acts of God's goodness and mercy ;

keep memorials thereof, celebrate his

praises, extol him, and stir up others

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Sect. vi. To fear God alone, and none

else ; the arguments for it

156

1. Not to fear any else; or other

fear

ib.

II. Fear God

157

Sect. ix. To trust in God, and in none

else, in all cases: the arguments thereto 162

1. Not in any else

ib.

II. In God alone

163

See more of faith, chap. ix.

Sect. x. To look with faith, and hope,

and

perseverance unto God in all cases:

the arguments for such behaviour

See more in the nature and use of

fuith, chap. ix.

Sect. xi. To walk humbly before God,

abasing ourselves, opposing all high

thoughts within us, and avoiding boast-

ing: the reasons

173

See more of submitting in affliction,

chap. xx. See of death, chap.

xxxii.

Sect. xii. The excellence of meekness and

patience : the encouragements thereto 180

See more, duties of brethren in the

Lord, chap. xv.

Duties to all men, chap. xvii.

Duties to persecutors, chap. xx.

Sect. xii. To take heed to our lips, that

our words be not rash, but true, season-

able, well ordered, and savoury

182

Sect. xiv. To confess and mourn for

sin, depart from it, and watch against

it: the arguments. God's complaint

against, and reasoning with sinners :

his threatenings and judgments against

sin and sinners

186

1. What sin is

ib.

II. To confess our sins to God: both

our own and others; and to mourn

for them

ib.

See more in affliction, chap. xxii.

In common calamities, chap.

xxiii.

In prayer, chap. xvi.

III. To depart from sin, and all ap-

pearance of it: hate it, and avoid

the occasions of it: the reasons 188

See duties in general, sect. i.

IV.God'sexpostulations, complaints,

threatenings, and judgments a-

gainst sinners, for their several

sins, disobedience, and rebellions 192

See more of man's state by na-

ture, chap. iv.

Of God's correcting his children

for sin, chap. xi.

Pardon of sin, chap. viii.

Sect. xv. To own and profess the true

God, and our Lord Jesus Christ, boldly

before men ; and to wait for Christ's

second coming

203

of persecution, chap. xx.

Of persererance, sect. xvii.

II. To wait for the second coming

of Christ -

205

See more, his coming to judg-

ment, chap. xxxvi.

Sect. xvi. To walk with God heartily,

uprightly, sincerely, and to follow him

fully and zealously: the reasons there-

of -

206

See also hypocrites, &c. chap. xxvi.

Sect. XVII. To stick fast to God, and not

to depart from him: to abide in the

faith and practice of his will, and per-

severe to the end: the reasons

213

1. To persevere and abide in faith

and practice, &c.

ib.

See more of holding fast to God

in time of afflictions, chap. xx.

II. That believers shall have grace

and power to stand

218

See more of God upholding us in

afflictions, chap. xx.

Sect. XVIII. To take care to watch di-

ligently over ourselves, with a holy

jealousy and fear, Jest we should

apostatize and depart from God, his

truths, and ways, into any error or

sin: the reasons: our danger

220

See more instances of the failings of

God's children, chap. xi.

Of the tempers, methods, &c. chap.

xxviii. .

Chap. XV. The duty of believers, brethren

in the Lord, each to other, as such ;

and as standing in that relation one to

another

222

Sect. 1. To love each other: the kinds of

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ib.

Sect. 11. To sympathize with each other

in pity and compassion ; help and

comfort one another, and bear one

another's burdens

223

See also this duty, how we should be-

have to the afflicted, chap. xx.

Sect. III. To honour and estecm each

other: and be kind and affectionate 225

See more of walking humbly, chap.

xiy.

Sect. iv. Not rashly and unadvisedly to

to take up a prejudice against any, be-

lieve reports, take offence or be angry ;

but tenderly forgive, cover faults, and

restore offenders in love

225

Sect. v. To live peaceably, avoid whisper-

ing, tale-bearing, and whatsoever tends

to divide or disturb peace

227

Sect. vi. To rebuke, reprove, exhort, ad-

monish, and warn each other, &c. To

take such rebukes, &c. well from each

other

229

1. To rebuke, exhort, &c.

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II. To take such rebukes, &c. well 230

See more of church discipline, chap.

XXV.

Sect. vii. To confess to and pray for each

other

ib.

Sect. viii. To be of one mind

231

Sect. ix. To walk wisely and charitably

one toward another: and in things in-
different, to have respect to the weak,
and to avoid offences

ib.

Sect. x. To distribute and communicate

to each others' necessities: give to the

роог

233

See more in shewing mercy to all,

chap. xvii.

Of giving to enemies, chap. xx.

Of church collections for the poor,

chap. xxv.

CHAP. XVI. Duties of believers toward

each other, as they stand related one to

another in the flesh

236

Sect 1. Husbands to wives, and wives to

husbands. Of marriage, &c. Of women ib.

Sect. 11. Parents to their children, and

children to their parents

239

Sect. 111. Masters to their servants, and

servants to their masters

242

Sect. iv. Magistrates to subjects, and

subjects to magistrates

243

See magistrates at large, chap. xxii.

CHAP. XVII. The duties of believers to-

ward men: those who are without, un-

believers, enemies

Sect. I. In general

ib.

Sect. 11. In particular; not to judge

them, or speak evil of them

244

Sect. II. Be just, righteous, true, and

faithful to, and with them, in all things

of trust and dealing -

245

Sect. iv. To live peaceably, not inter-

meddling with others ; nor idle, nor

trifling

246

Sect. v. Not to be discontented, angry,

or revengeful against them ; but to
behave themselves meekly, gently, and
patiently toward them ; bearing wrong ib.

See more of meekness, chap. xiv.

Sect. vi. To pity them, shew them mercy,

pray for them, and return them good

for evil, love for hatred

247

Sect. vii. To behave humbly and cour-

teously toward all; giving them due

respect

248

Sect. VIII. To avoid all unnecessary so-

ciety and fellowship with wicked men 249

CHAP. XVIII. How men come truly and

spiritually to know the only true God,

and Jesus Christ whom he bath sent;

and the mysteries of salvation by him.

To believe it, bring forth fruit, and

persevere through difficulties, to eter-

nal life

250

Sect. I. Man of himself not able to do

these things

ib.

Seet. 11. God in Christ doth all freely ;

and that according to promise

251

I. In general

251

II. In particular, God gives the

knowledge of himself, &c. in the

254

See more of knowledge, chap.

xxxvi.

Sect. 111. To give faith or ability to believe 256

Sect. iv. To make us fruitful, to enable

us to subdue sin, and profit in grace

257

Sect v. To give power to persevere in

faith and obedience -

259

See more of persererance, chap. xiv.

Sect. vi. God, in Christ, doth command,

encourage, and invite by promises, to

come to him for these, and cast our

care upon him -

262

CHAP. XIX. How God works and effects

these things in the hearts and spirits of

believers -

264

Sect. 1. By his Spirit, whom he promised ib.

Sect. 11. Of the Spirit of God further ;

his being given to, and dwelling in

believers ; working in them, and upon

others; the nature and fruits thereof.

Saints' duties towards the Spirit, &c. 266

1. Of the Spirit of God working in

believers, and upon others ib.

II. The nature, workings, and fruits

of the Spirit

270

Sect 11, Saints' duties towards the Spirit 271

1. To follow him, and make use of

him

ib.

II. Not to sin against, grieve, or

quench the Spirit

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CHAP. XX. Of afflictions, troubles, and

persecutions

ib.

Sect 1. To whom they belong, or who

may expect them

ib.

I. Common to all

ib.

II. More especially to Christian be-

lievers

ib.

First, The Holy Ghost affirms

it

ib.

Secondly, The saints have been

so exercised

274

I. From God inore immediately ib.

II. From men, by persecutions 275

First. From wicked men, hca-

thens

ib.

Secondly. From hypocritical pro-

fessors, men zealous of the law

and traditions

277

SECT. II. For what ends God doth cor-

rect his children, and suffer them to

be persecuted

280

I. To exercise and try their faith

and obedience -

ib.

II. To humble and purge them 281

III. To make them remember God

and things above ; loo to, own,

and close with them -

ib.

IV. For God's glory, and the fur-

therance of the gospel

282

V. For the procuring of great good

and advantage to those who are

exercised with trouble, &c. 283

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