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CHAPTER I.

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Sect. 1. SHEWING what religion is, and

Thirdly. Of man's state by nature,
how the knowledge of it is to be at-

since sin entered
tained

Sect. 1. Corrupt, unclean, and despe-
Sect. 11. The necessity of searching the

rately wicked

Scriptures

ib.

See more of sin, chap. xiv.

Sect. n. Of the Scriptures, their autho- Sect. 11. Ignorant, opposing the true

rity, ose, end, and excellency

2 God, and adoring idols

See preaching of the word, chap. xxv.

See inore of ignorance, chap. xxxvi.

Chap. II. Of God: his nature, attri-

Sect. III. In servitude to Satan and

butes, and works

sin

Sect. 1. His names, and titles

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

Sect. 11. He is a Spirit

a state.

Sect. 1. His excellency, majesty,

greatness, perfection, glory, and

sinners, chap. xiv.

sovereignty, and absoluteness. His

Fourthly. Under what case the law

providence

ib.

concludes men

See more in the duty of fearing God, Sect. 1. Under sin and guilt

chap. xiv.

Sect. 11. Under the curse thereof

Sect. iy. He is invisible

17 Sect. II. The deeds of the law, or sa-

Sect. v. He is incorruptible

ib. crifices under it, cannot justify or

Sect. vi. He is the most strong, al-

purge from sin, but still leave sin-

mighty, and omnipotent God; a

ners under guilt, condemnation, and

rock

ib. wrath

Sect. vir. He is omniscient, omnipre- Chap. V. of man's salvation and re-

sent, immense

18 demption; how it came, and by what

Sect. viii. He is most wise

19

Sect. ix. He is most boly

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

Sect. x. He is most just

ib. wise

Sect. x. He is compassionate, pitiful, Sect. 11. Who he is, and by whom this

and merciful

21 salvation is conveyed, and wrought:

See chap. xxxi.

Jesus Christ.

Sect. xll. He is long-suffering, and Sect. 11. The excellency of this Sa-

patient

ib. viour, bis fulness, and dignity in his

Sect. xii. He is gracious, good, and

person and authority

bountiful

22 Sect. iv. The excellency of this Sa-

Sect. xiv. He is faithfulness and

viour, his fulness, and dignity in his

truth

ib. nature.

Sect. xv. He is unchangeable 23 See more in pardon and salvation by Christ

Sect. xvi. He is infinite and unsearch-

alone, chap. viji.

able

ib. CHAP. VI. How Christ wrought this

Sect. xvii. He is eternal .

24 salvation for sinners: what he was

Sect. xvii. He, only, is the true and made, and is, and what he did, in

living God

ib. order to it

See of worshipping God, chap. xiv. Sect. 1. He is Mediator

Idolatry, chap. xxxviii.

Sect. 11. He took upon him the nature

Chap. III. Of the one God, Father,

of man, and humbled himself.

Son, and Spirit; or the Trinity : 25 Sect. 111. He is made an High Priest
See more of Christ's excellency, chap. v.

Sect, iv. He offered himself to God as

sect. iii.

a sacrifice; suffered for the sins of

See more of the Spirit, chap. xix. sect. i.

mankind, made peace through the
CBAP. IV. Of Man, in his first estate,

shedding of his own blood, by
wherein he was created ; and of his

which he entered into the holiest

fall.

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First. Of his first state :

ib. Sect. v. He fulfilled all righteousness
Secondly. Of his fall

ib. of the law; bore the curse; took

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away the hand-writing of ordi- CHAP. XI. The children of God them.

nances ; is our righteousness

61 selves may be overtaken in faults; are

See more of justification, chap. viii.

not free from sinful dispositions and

Sect. vi. He sanctifieth us: is our inclinations in this life ; and there-

sanctification

fore may deserve to be chastised of

Sect. vii. He riseth from the dead ib. God

103

Sect. viii. He ascended into heaven: Sect. 1. In general it is affirmed

is our way to the Father, our advo- Sect. 11. Particular instances of the

cate and intercessor there

63 failings of God's children recorded 104

Sect. ix. He is made our king and Sect. III. God will punish and correct

head, to encounter, and conquer

the righteous for sin

108

oar enemies : to rule for and in us . 65 See God's threatenings and judgments

Sect. x. He is our prophet and shep-

against sin and sinners, chap. xiv.

herd, to teach, guide, and feed us 66 Chap. XII. Of the privileges of the

Sect. xi. He is our all, in all things : righteous, and their excellency above

our completeness and perfection 68 others : what God hath done, doth,

CHAP. VII. God's free choice of us in and will do for them, more than for

Christ Jesus to eternal life, and call- others; and what they can do with

ing of us according to his purpose and

God, &c.

69 See more in the next chapter of union and

CHAP. VIII. Pardon and remission of

relation to Christ.

sins; reconciliation and peace with See the advantages of faith, chap. ix.

God; justification and sanctification See privileges in afflictions, chap. xx.

before God; eternal life and salvation In times of common calamities, chap. xxi.

free, through the grace of God, by the

See the glory reserved for believers,

death, sacrifice, and sufferings of

chap. xxxv.

Christ 1.

74 Chap. XIII. Of the union and relation

In general

ib. between Christ and his church, and

In particular

75 their mutual love and esteem; toge-

Sect. I. Pardon of sins

ib. ther with the manifestation thereof 119

Sect, 11. Reconciliation and peace

Chap. XIV. Of the duties of believers,

with God

77 especially such as would excel. First,

Sect. 111. Justification and sanctifica- Toward God

121

tion before God

78 Sect. 1. In general, to live to God,

Sect, iv. Eternal life and salvation 80 not to themselves : to be holy, fruit-
See more in chap. ix. sect. i.

ful, walking in the light, in an ho-

Chap. IX. How men have the benefit

nest, heavenly, and spiritual con-

of this salvation; or by what means it

versation, worthy of their high call-

becomes theirs in particular

82 ing: to glorify God, and mind the

Sect. 1. By faith

ib. things above

ib.

Sect. 11. Of faith, in its nature and Sect. 11. In particular : to love God

object, use, benefits, and advantages,

the Father, and our Lord Jesus

further than as before, relating to

Christ, and set our affections on

this salvation

84 things above

126

In its nature and object

ib. Sect. 111. As fruits of love to God and

Sect. 111. Farther benefits and advan-

Christ, to delight themselves in God,

tages of faith

long for, pant after him, make their

See more, trusting in God, chap. xvi.

boast of, glory and rejoice in God

Sect. iv. The effects or fruits, by

and Christ, as their portion and rest.

which we know a right faith

90 And to obey and hearken to the

See fruits of the Spirit, chap. xix.

laws and words of God and Christ. 127

Sect. v. The dangerous state and issue First. To delight in, long for, pant

of unbelief

92

after, make their boast of, glory

Cuap. X. Characters of saints, good

and rejoice in God and Christ, as

men, believers, appearing in word and

their portion and rest

ib.

deed

94 Secondly. To obey and hearken to

Sect. I.

That such may be known

the laws and word of God in

from others by their fruits

ib.

Christ

131

Sect. Ir. The particular fruits of the See more of disobedience, sect. xiv.
Spirit, which are indispensably ne-

subdivision iv.

cessary to real saints

ib. Sect. iv. Worship God, and sanctify

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

him therein.

135

Of the fruits of the Spirit, chap. xix. See more in chap. xv. and of idolatry,

In duties, chap. xiv. xv. xvi.

chap. xxxviii.

In each duty in affliction, chap. xx.

Sect. v. To believe, and be found in

In duties to magistrates, chap. xxii.

the practice of the things of God,

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and his worship, but that which

IV. God's expostulations, com-

clearly (according to the precepts,

plaints, threatenings, and judg-

roles, and examples of the scrip.

ments against sinners, for their

tures) appears to be Christ's mind,

several sins, disobedience, and

upon which we can in faith expect

rebellions

192

acceptance

139 See more of man's state by nature, chap. iii.

Sect. vi. To pray unto God: of prayer Of God's correcting his children for sin,

at large

See more of afflictions, chap. xx. common

Pardon of sin, chap. viii.

calamities, chap, xxi.

Sect. xv. To own and profess the true

Sect. yır. To take especial notice of the

God, and our Lord Jesus Christ,

acts of God's goodness and mercy;

boldly before men; and to wait for

keep memorials thereof, celebrate

Christ's second coming

203

bis praises, extol him, and stir up

I. To own and confess the true

others so to do

149

God and our Lord Jesus Christ

Sect, viu. To fear God, and none else;

before men

ib.

the arguments for it

156 See more of owning him in time of persecu

I. Not to fear any else; or other

tion, chap. xx.

fear

ib.

Of perseverance, sect. xvii.

II. Fear God

157

II. To wait for the second coming

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

of Christ

205

else, in all cases: the arguments See more, his coming to judgment,

thereto

chap. xxxvi.

I. Not in

any

else

Sect. xvi. To walk with God heartily,

II, In God alone

uprightly, sincerely, and to follow

See more of faith, chap. ix.

bim fully and zealously: the reasons

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

thereof

206

and perseverance unto God in all See also hypocrites, &c. chap. xxv.

cases: the arguments for such be- Sect. xvii. To stick fast to God, and

haviour

See more in the nature and use of faith,

not to depart from him: to abide

in the faith and practice of his will,

chap. ix,

and persevere to the end: the rea-

Sect. x1, To walk humbly before God,

213

abasing ourselves, opposing all bigh

I. To persevere and abide in faith

thoughts, and avoiding boasting: the

and practice, &c.

ib.

173 See more of holding fast to God in time of

See more of submitting in affiction, ch. xx.

affliction, chap. xx.

See of death, chap. xxxii.

II. That believers shall have grave

Sect. xii. The excellence of meekness

and power to stand

218

and patience: the encouragements See more of God upholding us in afflictions,

thereto

180

See more, duties of brethren in the Lord,

chap. xx.

Sect. XVIII. To take care to watch di-

cbap. xv.

ligently over ourselves, with a holy

Duties to all men, chap. xvii.

jealousy and fear, lest we should

Duties to persecutors, chap. XX,

Sect. xii. To take heed to our lips,

apostatise and depart from God, bis

truths, and ways, into any error or

that our words be yot rash, but true,

sin: the reasons : our danger

220

seasonable, well ordered, and sa-

See more instances of the failings of God's

voury ·

children, chap. xi.

Sect. xiv. To confess and mourn for

Of the tempers, methods, &c. chap. xxviii.

sin, depart from it, and watch against

it: the arguments. God's complaint

CHAP. XV. Duties of believers, brethren

against, and reasoning with siriners :

in the Lord, each to other, as such;

his threatenings and judgments

and as standing in that relation one to

186

another

against sin and sinners .

222

I. What sin is

ib.

Sect. 1. To love each other : the kinds

II. To confess our sins to God: both

of it

ib.

our own and others; and to mourn Sect. 11. To sympathise with each other

for them

ib. in pity and compassion; help and

See more in affliction, chap. xxij.

comfort one another, and bear one

In common calamities, chap. xxiii.

another's burdens .

223

In prayer, chap. xvi.

See also this duty, how we should be have to

III. To depart from sin, and all ap-

the afflicted, chap. xx.

pearance of it: hate it, and avoid

Sect. in. To honour and esteem each

the occasions of it; the reasons

188 other: and be kind and affectionate 225

See duties in general, sect. i.

See more of walking humbly, chap. xiv.

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Sect. iv. Not rashly and unadvisedly Sect. vii. To behave humbly and cour-

to take up a prejudice against any,

teously toward all; giving them due

believe reports, take offence or be

respect

248

angry; but tenderly forgive, cover Sect. vui. To avoid all unnecessary

faults, and restore offenders in love 225 society and fellowship with wicked

Sect. v. To live peaceably, avoid

249

whispering, tale-bearing, and what- Chap. XVIII. How men come truly and

soever tends to divide or disturb

spiritually to know the only true God,

peace

227 and Jesus Christ whom he hath sent;

Sect. vr. To rebuke, reprove, exhort, and the mysteries of salvation by him.

admonish, and warn each other, &c. To believe it, bring forth fruit, and

To take such rebukes, &c. well from

persevere through difficulties, to eter-

each other

229 nal life

250

1. To rebuke, exlort, &c.

ib. Sect. 1. Man of 1

himself not able to do

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

See more of church discipline, chap. xxv. Sect. 11. God in Christ doth all freely;

Sect. vii. To confess to and pray for

and that according to promise 251

each other

ib. I. In general

ib.

Sect. viii. To be of one mind

231 II. In particular, God gives the

Sect. ix. To walk wisely and chari-

knowledge of himself, &c. in the

tably one toward another : and in

gospel

254

things indifferent, to have respect See more of knowledge, chap. xxxvi.

to the weak, and to avoid offences ib. Sect. 111. To give faith or ability to be-

Sect. x. To distribute and communi.

lieve

256

cate to each others' necessities : give Sect. iv. To make fruitful, to enable

233 to subdue sin, and profit in grace

257

See more in shewing mercy to all,

Sect. v. To give power to persevere in

chap. xvii.

faith and obedience

. 259

Of giving to enemies, chap. XX.

See more of perseverance, chap.

xiv.

Of church collections for the poor,

Sect. vi. God, in Christ, doth com-

chap. xxv.

mand, encourage, and invite by pro-

Chap. XVI. Duties of believers toward

mises, to come to him for these, and

each other, as they stand related one

cast our care upon bim

262

to another in the flesh

236 CHAP. XIX. How God works and effects

Sect. 1. Husbands to wives, and wives

these things in the hearts and spirits of

to husbands. Of marriage, &c. Of believers.

264

women

ib. Sect. 1. By his Spirit, whom he pro-

Sect. 11. Parents to their children, and

mised

ib.

children to their parents

239 Sect. 11. Of the Spirit of God further ;

Sect. 111. Masters to their servants, and

his being given to, and dwelling in

servants to their masters

242

believers ; working in them, and

Sect. iv. Magistrates to subjects, and

opon others; the nature and fruits

subjects to magistrates .

243 thereof. Saints' duties towards the

See magistrates at large, chap. xxij.

Spirit, &c.

266

Chap. XVII. The duties of believers to-

1. or the Spirit of God working in

ward men: those who are without, un-

believers, and upon others

ib.

believers, enemies

ib. II. The nature, working, and fruits

ib.

Sect. 1. In general

270

of the Spirit

Sect. Ir. Saints' duties towards the

Sect. 11. In particular; not to judge

them, or speak evil of them

244

Spirit

I. To follow him, and make use of

Sect. sir. Be just, righteous, true and

him.

faithful to, and with them, in all

things of trust and dealing

245

II. Not to sin against, grieve, or

quench the Spirit

272

Sect. iv. To live peaceably, not inter-

meddling with others; nor idle, or Chap. XX. Of afflictions, troubles, and

trilling

246 persecutions

ib.

Sect. v. Not to be discontented, angry, Sect. 1. To whom they belong, or who

or revengeful against them; but to

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behave themselves meekly, gently,

I. Common to all

ib.

and patiently toward them; bearing

II. More especially to Christian

wrong.

ib.

believers

ib.

See more of meekness, chap. xiv.

First, The Holy Ghost affirms it ib.

Sect. vi. To pity then, shew them

Secondly. The saints have been

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mercy, pray for them, and return

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wonderful have their deliver.

ances been: and then hath sal-

vation appeared in their extre-

mity

295

Cons. IX. . That afflictions and per-

secutions shall redound to the

benefits of God's children. 297

See of the ends of God in afflicting,

sect, ii. and cons. v.

Cons. X. That God will not always

suffer his children to lie under

afflictions and persecutions; but

will bring deliverance and re-

store joy :

298

Cons. XI. That afflictions and per-

secutions have been the lot of

Christ himself, and of the saints in

301

Sect. iv. The duties of the saints, and

bow they ought to behave them-
selves in trouble, both toward God
and Man:

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First. Toward God

ib.

I. To see God in them, as being
sent by him

ib.

See also common calamities, chap. xxi.

II. To submit to God with an en-

tire resignation under troubles 303

III. To confess their sins, and jus-

tify God

305

See more of confession of sin, chap. xiv.

IV. To hold fast to God, own the

Lord Jesus, his people, and ways

in the midst of trouble and perse-

cutions

See Perseverance, chap. xiv.

V. To be cheerful under affliction,

and rejoice at being counted

worthy to suffer for Christ 307

VI. To call upon the Lord for

help, support, and salvation 308

See more of prayer, chap. xiv.

In common calamities, chap. xxi.

VII. Not to fear, but believingly

commit their cause to God, and

quietly wait for his salvation 310

See also trusting in, and waiting for God,

chap. xiv.

Secondly. Duties of Believers

toward enemies not persecu-

tors in a time of suffering 312

I. To be patient, quiet, and sober

toward them; not revenge, or

return evil for evil, or reviling

for reviling; but forgive them ib.

II. Not to desire or rejoice in the

hurt of enemies, &c.

313

III. To pray for and do good to

persecutors and enemies

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the designs and ways of Satan,

and of all the adversaries of be-

lievers : and that they can do no

more, nor proceed further against

us, than God permits. He turns

about their purposes

286

Cons. IV. That God orders and de.

termines the measure, manner,

time, and continuance of afflic-

tions and persecutions; and that

according to our necessities 289

Coos. V. That God doth sometimes

make enemies and persecutors

themselves to attest ihe saints'

innocency when they suffer; and

will surely avenge ibem of their

adversaries

290

Cons. VI. That God will comfort,

uphold, and preserve his, in all

their troubles, and not lay more

upon them than they can bear 291

See common calamities, chap. xxi.

Cons. VII. That the righteous are

near and dear to God in Christ;

so that he takes notice of their

afflictions and troubles; and is

said to be persecuted and afflicted

in their persecutions, &c.

294

See union and relation between Christ

and his church, chap xiii.

Cons. VIII. That the greater the

afflictions and distresses of the

righteous have been, the more

314

IV. To use lawful and honest means

for avoiding and delivering them-

selves and others from africtions

and persecutions

ib.

V. To look to the cause of our

sufferings, that it be for well do-

ing, for Christ, and a good con-

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