Imatges de pÓgina

Promise of the Messiah, p. 134. The Messiah is al-

ready come, ibid. 135. Jesus is the true Messiah, p.

136, 137, 138. All the other promises are built upon

kim, 138, 139. The truth of the Moral Law evi-

denced in him, 139. The Mandatory part proved by

his active Obedience; The Minatory by his Suffer-

ings, p. 139, 140, 141. He is the substance of the

Types and Sacrifices, p. 142, 143, 144. Somewhat in

him answers to them, p. 144, 145. And somewhat in

kim infinitely transcends them, p. 146, to 149. The

truth of Worship set forth in him, p.150. He unclog-

ged it from Rituals, opened the Spiritual mode of it,

comminicates Grace for it, reveals the great Reward

of Eternal Life, p. 150, 151, 152.


Gods Providence asserted from Scripture, .Philosophy,

and Reason, 156, 157, 158. It kath a double act,

Conservative and Ordinative, p.159,160,161. Both

are manifested in Ckrist, p. 162. It was over Chrift,

over his Genealogy, Birth, Life, Death, p. 162, 163,

164. Over the fruit of his Satisfaction, in railing

up a Church, p. 165. It aimed at a Church, directed

the means, and added.the blessing, p. 166, 167. That

opinion, That Christ might have dyed, and get there

might have been no Church, is false, p. 168, 169,170.

All other Providences reduced to those over Christ

and the Church, p. 171, to 176. Epicurus's Obje-

&tion against Providence answered, p. 176,177,178.

Providence over free acts of men asserted, and get Li-

berty not destroyed, p. 178, to 186. The objedlions

toucking the afflictions of good men, and the event of

fin, solved, p. 186, to 192. Tle Entity in sinful acti-

ons distinct from the Anomy, the Order from the A-

taxy, p. 192, 193, &c.


The Do&rine of Original sin, the great moment of it, p.

202, to 205. Adam's sin imputed to us, p.206. The

proof of it from Scripture, p. 207, to 209. Adam's

capacity, p.2 10: Adam's righteousness, ibid. Obje-

#ions answered, p. 211, to 215. Our inherent


vity, p. 216. The proof of it from Scripture,p.217,

218.' The experience of our hearts, p:219, to 221.

The actual fins in the world, p. 222, 223. The do-
&trine of Original sin manifested from Christs cxo
truordinary Conception, p. 224, 225. His Headship
opposed to Adam's, p. 226, from the institution of
Baptism, p. 227. The wickedness of the Jews in cru-
cifying of Christ, p. 228, 229. The purchase of Re-
generation and Salvation made by Christ, p. 230, to

234. A short improvement of this Doctrine, p.235;

CH A P. X:

Touching Grace, p. 239. The fountain of it. Gods love,

ib. 240. The streams supernatural gifts,p. 240,241.

The center Heaven, p. 242. Its freeness, in that all

perish not in the fall; Original sin meriting death,

and Christ being a free gift, p. 242, to 248. Its free-

nefs in chuling a Church to God, p. 248. Election not

of all, p. 249. No Legislative ait, but a singling out

of some to life in an infallible way, and meerly of

Grace,250,to 259. Its freeness in the external and in-

ternal Call,p.259,to 262. The distinction between the

two Calls, 263,to 269. The efficacy of Grace as to the

Principles of Faith and other graces; with the man-

ner of their production, p. 269, to 276. As to actual

believing and willing ; with the proofs of it, 276, to

285. As to perseverance in faith and holiness, p.285,

286. The Habits of Gracé defe&ible in themjelves,

but not in their dependence, p. 287, to 295


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C H A P. XI.

Touching Justification as to the Law, p.325, to 327.

Christs Righteousness constitutes us righteous, p.328.

A double imputation : One to the proper Agent, ano-
ther to those in conjunction, p. 329, 330. The con-
jun&tions between Christ and us, p.331, to 334. How

Clrists Righteousness is imputed to us, p.335,to 337.

That it is not only the Meritorious, but Material canje

of our Justification, 338. This is proved from that

phrase, The Righteousness of God, ib. 339, 340.

From the nature of Justification,p.341, to 343. From

the parallel of the two Adams, 344, to 351. From

other phrases in Scripture, 351, to 357. From a par-

don as not being the same with Justification, 357, to

364. From Chrifts Juffering in our stead, 364, 365.

The Objections against imputed Righteousness answer.
ed, 365, to 374. What justifies us as to the Gospel-
terms, 374, &c. The necessity and connexion of a two-
fold Righteonsness, 375, to 381. How we are justified
by Faith, 381, 382. How Good works are necessary,
382, to 387. A short conclufion, 387, 388,&c.

Touching an Holy Life, 390, to 392. It is not from prin-

ciples of Nature, 393, 394. It is the fruit of a renew-
ed, regenerated heart, 395, to 401. It issues ont of

faith and love, 401, to 407. It proceeds ont of a pure

intention towards tke will and glory of God, 407, to

414. It is humble, and dependent upon the influences

of Grace, 414, to 421. It requires a fincere mortifi-

cation of lin, without any salvo or exception, 421, to

427. It stands in an exercise of all Graces, 427,428.

It makes a man holy in ordinances, alms, prosperity,

adversity, contracts, calling, 428, to 441. There is

such an exercise of graces as caufeth them to grow,441,

to 447. The conclusion of the Chapter, 447,to 449.


A short View of Gods All-Sufficiency and condescension in revealing himself

. The various ways of Manifestation; In the making of the World and Man; After the fall, in the moral Law; and in types and siadows : Lastly and above all, in and by Jesus Christ.

OD All-sufficient must needs be his own happiness; he hath his Being from himself, and his happinels is no other than his being radiant with all Excellencies, and by intellectual and amatorious reflexions, turning back into the frui

tion of it self. His Understanding hath prospect enough in his own infinite Perfections: his Will hath rest enough in his own infinite Goodness; he needed not the pleasure of a World, who hath an eternal Son in his bosom to joy in; nor the breath of Angels or men, who hath an eternal Spirit of his own : he is the Great All, comprizing all within himself: nay, unless he were so, he could not be God. Had he let out no beams of his glory, or made no intelligent creatures to gather up and return them back to himself, his happiness would have suffered no eclipse or diminution at all: his Power would have been the same, if it had folded up

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Chap. 1. the possible Worlds within its own arms, and poured

forth never an one into being to be a monument of it self. His Wisdom the same, if it had kept in all the orders and infinite harmonies lying in its bofom, and set forth no such series and curious contexture of things as now are before our eyes. His Goodness might have kept an eternal Sabbath in it self, and never have come forth in those drops and models of Being which make up the Creation. His Eternity stood not in need of any such thing as time or a succession of instants to measure its duration ; nor his Immensity of any such Temple as Heaven and Earth to dwell in, and fill with his presence. His Holiness wanted not such pictures of it self as are in Laws or Saints; nor his Grace such a channel to run in as Covenants or Promises. His Majesty would have made no abatement, if it had had no train or host of creatures to wait upon it, or no rational ones among them, such as Angels and men, to found forth its praises in the upper or lower World. Creature-praises, though in the highest tune of Angels, are but as silence to him, as that Text may be read, Psalm 65. 1. Were he to be served according to his Greatness

, all the men in the World would not be enough to make a Priest , nor all the other creatures enough to make a Sacrifice fit for him; Is it any pleasure to him that thou art righteous, faith Eliphaz, Job 22.3? No doubt he takes pleasure in our righteousness, but the complacence is without indigence; and while he likes it, he wants it not.

That such an infinite All-sufficient One should manifeft himself, must needs bean act of admirable supereffluent Goodness;such as indeed could not be done without Atooping down below his own Infinity, that he might


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