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A TABLE OF CONTENTS,

Wherein the several General Heads are specified, the Sections and Subdivisions set down in order,

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CHAPTER I.

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Sect. 1. SHEWING what religion is, and

how the knowledge of it is to be at

tained . . .. . ... :

Sect. 11. The necessity of searching the

Scriptures

Sect. ii. Of the Scriptures, their autho-

rity, ose, end, and excellency . .

See preaching of the word, chap. xxv.

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

butes, and works . .

Sect. 1. His names, and titles, .

Sect. 11. He is a Spirit . .

Sect. 111. His excellency, majesty,

greatness, perfection, glory, and

sovereignty, and absoluteness. His

providence . .

.
See more in the duty of fearing Go

cbap. xiv.

Sect. iy. He is invisible . . . 17

Sect. v. He is incorruptible . .

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

mighty, and omnipotent God; a

rock . . .

. . ib.

Sect. vir. He is omniscient, omnipre-

sent, immense . .

Sect. viii. He is most wise .

Sect. ix. He is most boly .

Sect. x. He is most just..

Sect. . He is compassionate, pitiful,

and merciful . : . .

See chap. xxxi.

Sect. xn. He is long-suffering, and

patient .

Sect. xi. He is gracious, good, and

bountiful . .

Sect. xiv. He is faithfulness and

truth

Sect. xv. He is unchangeable . .

Sect. xvi. He is infinite and unsearch-

able . . . . . .

Sect. XVII. He is eternal . .

Sect. xvii. He, only, is the true and

living God :

. . . ib.

See of worshipping God, chap. xiv.

Idolatry, chap. xxxviii.

Ceap. III. of the one God, Father,

Son, and Spirit; or the Trinity . . 25

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

sect. iii.

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

Chap. IV. Of Man, in his first estate,

wherein he was created ; and of his

fall.

.. . . 28

First. Of his first state . . ib.

Secondly, of his fall . . . ib.

Thirdly. Of man's state by nature,

since sin entered .. : 29

Sect. 1. Corrupt, unclean, and despe.
rately wicked ..

See more of sin, chap. xiv.

Sect. 11. Ignorant, opposing the true

God, and adoring idols . . . **

See more of ignorance, chap. xxxvi.

Sect. un. In servitude to Satan and

sin . . . . .

Sect. iv. The sad fruit and end of such

a state.

See more of God's judgments against

sinners, chap. xiv.

Fourthly. Under what case the law

concludes men . : . : 39

Sect. 1. Under sin and guilt . .

Sect. 11. Under the curse thereof .

Sect. I. The deeds of the law, or sa-

crifices under it, cannot justify or

purge from sin, but still leave sin-

ners under guilt, condemnation, and

wrath . . . . . . ib.

CHAP. V. Of man's salvation and re-

demption; how it came, and by what

means . . .

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

wise . . .

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

salvation is conveyed, and wrought:

Jesus Christ . . . . .

Sect. 111. The excellency of this Sa-

viour, his fulness, and dignity in his

person and authority . . . 49

Sect. iv. The excellency of this Sa-

viour, his fulness, and dignity in his

nature . . . .

See more in pardon and salvation by Christ

alone, chap. viji.

Chap. VI. How Christ wrought this

salvation for sinners: what he was

made, and is, and what he did, in

order to it . . .

. 55

Sect. 1. He is Mediator. . . ib.
Sect. Ir. He took upon him the nature

of man, and humbled himself. . ib.

Sect. 111. He is made an High Priest 57

Sect. iv. He offered himself to God as

a sacrifice; suffered for the sins of

mankind, made peace through the

shedding of his own blood, by

which he entered into the holiest

for us. .

. . . 58

Sect. v. He fulfilled all righteousness

of the law; bore the curse; took

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 . . . . 62 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 . ib.

is our way to the Father, our advo-

Sect. 11. Particular instances of the

cate and intercessor there .

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

our enemies : to rule for and in us . 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 . 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. .

. . . 109

grace . . . .

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.

74 | Chap. XIII. Of the union and relation
In general

between Christ and his church, and

In particular , .

their mutual love and esteem ; toge-

Sect. 1. Pardon of sins .

ther with the manifestation thereof . 119

Sect, 11. Reconciliation and peace CHAP. XIV. Of the duties of believers,

with God .

especially such as would excel. First,

Sect. in. 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

ing: to glorify God, and mind the

Sect. 1. By faith . . . . ib. things above

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 , ·

·

things above . . . . 126

In its nature and object . . Sect. ill. 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 :

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 . . . . . .

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 . .
Sect. 11. 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 . . .

of the fruits of the Spirit, chap. xix.

See more in chap. XIV. 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 magistrales, 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

tores) appears to be Christ's mind,

several sins, disobedience, and

upon which we can in faith expect

rebellions . . . . 192

acceptance. . .

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 . . . . 142

, chap. xi. ,

See more of afflictions, chap. XX. common

Pardon of sin, chap. viii.

calamities, chap. xxi.

Sect. xv. To own and profess the true

Sect, yri. 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 .

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 in none

of Christ . . ..

else, in all cases: the arguments

See more, his coming to judgment,

thereto .

chap. xxxvi.

I. Not in any else . . . ib. Sect. xvi. To walk with God heartily,
II, In God alone . . 163 uprightly, sincerely, and to follow
See more of faith, chap. ix.

him 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
baviour .

. .
. 169

not to depart from him: to abide
See more in the nature and use of faith,

in the faith and practice of his will,

chap. ix,

and persevere to the end: the rea-

Sect. xi, To walk humbly before God,

sons . . . .
abasing ourselves, opposing all bigh

1. To persevere and abide in faith

thoughts, and avoiding boasting: the

and practice, &c. .

reasons .

· · 173 See more of holding fast to God in time of

See more of submitting in affliction, 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

chap. xx.

See more, duties of brethren in the

Sect. XVIII. To take care to watch di-

chap. xv.

ligently over ourselves, with a holy

Duties to all men, chap. xvii.

jealousy and fear, lest we should

Duties to persecutors, chap. XX.

apostatise and depart from God, his

Sect. XII. To take heed to our lips,

truths, and ways, into any error or

that our words be not rash, but true,

sin: the reasons : our danger .220

seasonable, well ordered, and sa See more instances of the failings of God's
Foury . . . . . . 182

children, chap. xi.
Sect. xiv. To confess and mourn for

Of the tempers, methods, &c. chap. xxviii.
sin, depart from it, and watch against

CHAP. XV. Duties of believers, brethren
it: the arguments. God's complaint
against, and reasoning with siliners :

in the Lord, each to other, as such;
his threatenings and judgments

and as standing in that relation one to

against sin and sinners .

another .

186

. .

. .222

. .

Seot. 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. n. 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. xxiij.

another's burdens . : : .223

In prayer, chap. xvi.

See also this duty, how we should behave 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 esteen 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. VIII. To avoid all unnecessary

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

Sect. v. To live peaceably, avoid

men . . . . . . 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. vi. To rebuke, reprove, exhort, and the mysteries of salvation by him.

admonish, and warn each other, &e. 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.

Sect. I. Man of himself not able to do
II. To take such rebukes, &c. well 230 these things . . . . . ib.

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. . .

I. In general . . .

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

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

to the poor . . . . . 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 him. . . 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 Godo

Sect. II. 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. xxii.

Spirit, &c. . . . . 266

Chap. XVII. The duties of believers to-

1. Of the Spirit of God working in

ward men: those who are without, un-

believers, and upon others

believers, enemies . . . .

ib. II. The nature, working, and fruits

of the Spirit

Sect. 1. In general.

. . . .

Sect. 11. In particular; not to judge

Sect. Ir. Saints' duties towards the

them, or speak evil of them . .244

Spirit . . .

Sect. 111. Be just, righteous, true and

1. To follow him, and make ase of

faithful to, and with them, in all

him . . . . . .

things of trust and dealing . . 245

II. Not to sin against, grieve, or

Sect. iv. To live peaceably, not inter-

quench the Spirit . . .

meddling with others; nor idle, or

Chap. XX. Of afflictions, troubles, and

trifling . . . . . 246

persecutions : :,

Sect. 1. To whom they belong, or who

Sect. v. Not to be discontented, angry,

hi

or revengeful against them; but to

may expect them · ·

behave themselves meekly, gently,

I. Common to all

and patiently toward them; bearing

II. More especially to Christian ***
wrong. .
. . . ib.

believers . .
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

274

mercy, pray for them, and return

them good for evil, love for hatred 247 I. From God more immediately . ib,

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II. From inen, by persecutions • 275 wonderful have their deliver.

First. From wicked men, hea-

ances been: and then bath sal-

thens . . . . . ib.

vation appeared in their extre-

Secondly. From hypocritical pro-

. . . . . 295

fessors, men zealous of the law

Cons. IX. That afflictions and per-

and traditions . . .

secutions shall redound to the

Sect. II. For wbat ends God doth cor-

benefits of God's children . 297
rect bis children, and suffer them to

See of the ends of God in afflicting,

be persecuted . . . . 280

sect. ii. and cons. v.

1. To exercise and try their faith

Cons. X. That God will not always

and obedience . . . . ib.

suffer his children to lie under

II. To bumble and purge them . 281 afflictions and persecutions; but

III. To make them remember God

will bring deliverance and re-

and things above ; look to, own,

store joy :

. . 298

and close with them . . .

Cons. XI. That afflictions and per-

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

secutions have been the lot of

therance of the gospel , . 282 Christ himself, and of the saints in

V. For the procuring of great good

all ages . . . . . 301

and advantage to those who are Sect. iv. The duties of the saiuts, and

exercised with trouble, &c. . 289 bow they ought to behave them-

Sect. . The considerations which

selves in trouble, both toward God

should bear up, stay, and comfort

and Man: . . . . S02

the spirits of believers in their afflic-

First. Toward God . .

tions, and under persecutions . 285 I. To see God in them, as being

Cons. I. God appoints them; and

sent by bim . .

that for good ends . . . ib. See also common calamities, chap. xxi.

Cons. II. That such who are so ex-

II. To submit to God with an en-

ercised are blessed and happy;

tire resignation under troubles , 303

and so pronounced in scripture :

III. To confess their sins, and jus.

it is a seal of sonship, of God's

tify God . . . . . 305

choice love, and of their salva-

See more of confession of sin, chap. xiv.

tion

IV. To hold fast to God, own the

Cons. III. That God well knows

Lord Jesus, his people, and ways

the designs and ways of Satan,

in the midst of trouble and perse-

and of all the adversaries of be-

cutions . . . . . 305

lievers : and that they can do no

See Persever ance, chap. xiv.

more, nor proceed further against

V. To be cheerful under affliction,

us, than God permits. He turns

and rejoice at being counted

about their purposes. . . 286

worthy to suffer for Christ . 307

Cons. IV. That God orders and de-

VI. To call upon the Lord for

termines the measure, manner,

help, support, and salvation - 308

time, and continuance of afflic-

See more of prayer, chap. xiv.
tions and persecutions; and that

In common calamities, chap. xxi.
according to our necessities . 289 VII. Not to fear, but believingly
Cons. V. That God doth sometimes

commit their cause to God, and

make enemies and persecutors

quietly wait for his salvation . 310

themselves to attest the saints' See also trusting in, and waiting for God,

innocency when they suffer ; and

chap. xiv.

will surely avenge them of their

Secondly. Duties of Believers

adversaries . . . . 290

toward enemies not persecu-

Cons. VI. That God will comfort,

tors in a time of suffering 312

uphold, and preserve his, in all

I. To be patient, quiet, and sober

their troubles, and not lay more

toward them; not revenge, or

upon them than they can bear , 291 · return evil for evil, or reviling
See common calamities, chap. xxi.

for reviling; but forgive them . ib.

Cons. VII. That the righteous are

II. Not to desire or rejoice in the

near and dear to God in Christ;

hurt of enemies, &c. . . 313

so that he takes notice of their

III. To pray for and do good to

afflictions and troubles; and is

persecutors and enemies . 314

said to be persecuted and afflicted

IV. To use lawful and honest means

in their persecutions, &c. . . 294 for avoiding and delivering them-
See union and relation between Christ

selves and otbers from afflictions

and his church, chap xiii.

and persecutions . . .

Cons. VIII. That the greater the

V. To look to the cause of our

afflictions and distresses of the

· sufferings, that it be for well do-
righteous have been, the more

ing, for Christ, and a good con-

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