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iii. 7,8 But what things were gain to me, those I

counted loss for Christ.

Yea doubtless and I count all things but loss, for the ex-


cellency of the knowledge of Christ 7ejus my Lord, for
wokom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count

them but dung, that I may win Christ : p. 127. 139.


Our converfarion is in heaven.

Phil. iii. 20. For

our conversation is in heaven, from whence also we look for

the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. P. 154. 171. 186.


The Moral Part of Religion reinforced by christia-
Tir. ii. 11, 12.

For the grace of God, that
bringeth salvation, hath appeared to all men ; teaching
Us, that denying ungodliness, and worldly Iriffs we should

live foberly, righteously, and godly in this present world.


The Reconciliation of finners, by the death of Christ

Heb. ii 17. Wherefore in all things it behoved him

to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a

mercifrel and faithful high-priest in things pertaining to

God, to make reconciliation for the fins of the people.

p. 243. 257.


The mediation of Christ the grand institution of God.

Col. ii. 17. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed,

do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to

God and the Father by him. p. 285. 304. 323.


"The arguments by which men should be persuaded

to reconcile unto God.- 2 Cor v. 20, 21. Now then

We Are ambasadors for Chrif, astho' God did befeech you

by us, we pray you in Christ's fiead, be ye

reconciled to

God. For he hath made him fin for us, who knew no fin

that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

P. 339, 365.


The Effence of Religion a Difpofition for God. -

Eph. ii. 22. In whom you also are builded together for

an habitation of God through the spirit.

P. 383


The Decency of Life recommended by Religion. -

Rom. xiii. 13. Let us walk with a grace. p. 395.



Thit those who are truly Religious will

be delivered from all dangerous errors about Religion.

PHIL. iii. 15, 16. Let as many of us therefore as be perfect, be thus mind

ed : and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded>

God shall reveal even this unto you. Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us

walk by the same rule, let us mind the same things.


He substance of these words may be gathered up in these four propofitions.

I. There is that in religion, which is necessary and determined ; fixt and immutable, clear and perspicuous ; about which good men, they who are of growth and proficiency in religion, do not differ. As

many as are perfect are thus minded.

II. There is also in religion that which is not fo necessary, and immutable, clear and plain, in which good men may happen to be otherwise minded one than another ; or otherwise than ought to be. If any be otherwise minded.

III. There is reason to think that God will bring out of particular mistake him that is right in the main. God fall reveal even this unto you. Vol. II,


IV. They


IV. They who agree in the main, but differ in other particulars, ought nevertheless to hold together as if they were in all things agreed. To walk by the same rule, to mind the same things.

I. There is that in religion which is necessary and determined ; fixt, and immutable ; clear, and perfpicuous ; about which good men, those that are perfect, i. e. who are of growth and proficiency, or are sincere and honest, do not differ. The great, momentous, and weighty things of religion, are such wherein there is universal consent, and agreement. Good men do not differ in things that are 1. Perfectly agreeable to the divine nature :: or, 2: In things that are perfectly agreeable to human nature. 1. The great materials of natural light : and 2. The great articles of christian faith.

II. There is also in religion that which is not so necessary and immutable ; fo clear and plain ; in which good men may happen to be otherwise ininded, one than another; or otherwise than ought to be. If any be otherwise minded.

Here we may note,

First, The causes and occasions of error and mistake in these things.

Secondly, The preservatives, and security, against the danger of it.

First, The causes and occasions of error and mistake, are these.

1. The creature's fallibility.

2. Accidental prejudices from education ; converfe : common sense : strong imagination : melancholick temper : weakness of parts, and (which

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