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it is not without our own sin, as well as weakness, that we err in any scriptural propositions concerning our duty to God. And, if all who believe would lay aside their prejudices and preconceived opinions, and all impressions arising from worldly advantages, yielding themselves humbly and entirely to the teachings of God, we might all come ' in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.' Eph. iv. 13. And these things may suffice to illustrate the work of the Holy Spirit in our illumination, with respect to the external objective causes thereof, or the Holy Scripture itself.
The Letter n refers to the Notes, and the Figures to the Pages.
ABASEMENT of soul on account of sin, 195. Despised by the pro-
Ability and disability, natural and moral, considered, 100, 105, &c.
Actings of the Spirit not ascribed to him exclusively, 38.
voluntary and sovereign, 31, &c.
internal, of the Divine Persons towards each other, 17, 18.
Of duties, though vitiated in
Affections, divine love implanted in them, 128. Sanctified, 205.
Application of believers to the blood of Christ for cleansing, 188. For
Apostacy with respect to the Spirit, &c. 11.
Assistance of the Spirit requisite to every act of holiness, 215. In
Assurance of final success, an encouragement to holiness, 271, &c.
- of Christ, as a teacher, 264.
Baptism a proof of the Trinity, 20. Of the personality of the
Beauty and glory of holiness, 154-156.
Believers the only subjects of sanctification, 154, 171. Have different
Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, 10, 25.
of the Jews against the name of Jesus, 2.
Blood of Christ, the procuring cause of our purification, 185.
Bodily absence of Christ supplied by the Spirit, 65.
Body, how depraved by sin, 174, and sanctified by grace, 175, 176.
Breath of God, the Spirit so called, 28, 38.
Calumnies on the character of Augustine refuted, 137, 138, n.
Garnal Mind, enmity against God, 99, 107, and the things of God,
Childhood, the early workings of sin in, 131.
Christ, the LORD, what that name signifies, 2. In no sense the
Circumcision of the heart, 123, 178.
Cleansing from sin by the blood and Spirit of Christ, 188.
COMFORTER promised, 5, 23; his various operations as the, 290-
Coming of the Spirit explained, 34.
Commands and Promises consistent with each other, 157, 158.
of God in the law, good and equitable, 251. Not grievous,
Derided by the pro-
Communion with God impossible, without holiness, 226.
on by the Gospel, 67.
Complaint of sin, a part of prayer, 225.
Couclusions to be drawn from the doctrine of election, 250.
Condescension of the Holy Spirit, 291.
Condition of all unregenerate men the same, 192. Dangerous, of
persons continuing in sin, 266. Our condition in this world a mo-
Confession of Faith, how given anciently, 148.
Confidence of acceptance in prayer, 286.
Conflict between convictions and corruptions, 141, 142.
Conformity to God the glory of a believer, 237.
Conscience, the power of, 189. How cleansed, ib. Contrivances of
Consequences falsely charged on the doctrines of the gospel, 236.
Consideration of sin fixed on the mind, 133.
Consolation, how administered by the Spirit, 143. The doctrine of
Constant regard to the authority of God recommended, 252; and to the
Contempt of the world, from the consideration of electing love, 249.
humiliation for sin, 194.
Continuation of the work of the Spirit in the Church, 48, 49.
Continual mortification of sin, and application to the blood of Christ
Contrary dispositions in believers, whence, 220.
How renewed, 141.
Gorruption of the mind because of sin, 93, &c.
of man the work of the Spirit, 29.
the New, the work whereby God designed principally to giorify
Danger of neglecting the means of grace, 86.
Darkness of the mind, its power, 94, 95. Effects of, 104, 105.
Death and Life, natural and spiritual, compared, 112–115.
of Christ, the death of sin, 227. The power of it to purify,
Decays in grace to be found in many, 169.
Deceits about the Spirit and his work, 71. About holiness, 265.
Defects of the Light of Nature and of the Heathen Moralists, 264.
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Degrees in sanctification, 159, &c. Of grace, peculiar to believers,
Deity of the Holy Spirit, 9.
Delight in obedience, an effect of love, 240.
Deliverance from our natural condition by regeneration, 195, 196.
Departure of the Spirit, what, 34, 35.
Depravity of the mind by sin, 93, &c.
Difference between receiving doctrines notionally, and things really,
a spiritual life and a life of moral virtue, 199, 200.
Dignity of Man consists only in his likeness to God, 237.
Disappointment and dissatisfaction of natural men, whence it arises,
Disorder of the world, occasioned by sin, 270, 271.
Dispensation of the Spirit, 5. The manner of it, 30. Not confined
Disposition, a new, in sanctified persons, 174, 175.
Distribution of spiritual gifts, 3.
Diversity of spiritual gifts, 312, &c.
Divine Properties and Works ascribed to the Spirit, 17, &c.
Earnest of the Spirit explained, 301-303.
Ease and Readiness in duties effects of grace, 205, 206,
Education and Convictions, their effects, 270.
Effects of the power of the Spirit of God, 89. Of the carnal mind,
Efficacy of the Gospel, from the Spirit, 5, 112.
a peculiar, in beholding Christ, 186.
of the death of Christ for the destruction of sin, 227.
Efficiency, real an internal, ascribed to the Spirit, 121.
a cause of and motive to holiness, 242-250:
Elohim, a name of God, expressive of plurality and personality, 15.