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Christ go first; exactly answered. (And conse-
quently whether faith or repentance be first.) Of
the Spirit in Christ and the apostles. Of sufficient
grace. How Faith procureth the Spirit. Whether
desires of grace be
CHAP. IV. How to live by Faith as to God's commands.
The admirable goodness of God's laws. Whether
the promise and reward be the end of obedience, or
obedience the end of the promise and reward. Of
Scripture examples

V. How to live by Faith on God's promises. What

will of God it is, according to which they must ask

who will receive. Of a particular Faith in prayer.

Is the same degree of grace conditionally promised

to all? Directions for understanding the promises.

The true nature of Faith or Trust in God's pro-

mises, opened at large. Affiance is in the under-

standing, will and vital power. Whether Faith be

obedience, or how related to it. Ten acts of the

understanding essential to the Christian Faith in

the promises. Several acts of the will essential to

Faith. And in the vital power, whether all true

Faith hath a subjective certainty of the truth of the

word. Choice and venturing or forsaking all, is

the sign of real trust. Promises collected for the

help of Faith, 1. Of pardon. 2. Of salvation.

3. Of reconciliation and adoption. 4. Of pardon

of new sins after conversion. 5. Of sanctification.

6. Promises to them that desire and seek. 7. To

prayer. 8. To groans that want expression. 9.

Promises of all that we want and that is good for

10. To the use of God's word and sacraments.

11. To the humble, meek and lowly. 12. To the

peaceable. 13. To the diligent. 14. To the pa-

tient. 15. To obedience. 16. To the love of God.

17. To them that love the godly, and are merciful

in good works. 18. To the poor. 19. To the op-

pressed. 20. To the persecuted. 21. In dangers.

22. Against temptations. 23. To them that over-

come and persevere. 24. In sickness, and at death.

25. Of resurrection, final justification and glory.

26. For children of the godly. 27. To the church




CHAP. VI. How to exercise Faith on God's threatenings

and judgments. How far belief of the threaten-

ings is good, necessary and a saving Faith. How

saving Faith is a personal application. How to

perceive true Faith

VII. How to live by Faith for pardon and justifica-

tion. In how many respects and ways Christ jus-

tifieth us. Of the imputation of Christ's righteous-

ness. Twelve reasons to help our belief of pardon.

How far sin should make us doubt of our justifica-


VIII. Fifty-eight dangerous errors detected, which

hinder the work of Faith about our justification;

and the contrary truths asserted

IX. How to live by Faith of other graces and du-

ties. And 1. Of the doctrinal Directions. What

sanctification is. How God loveth the unsanctified.

How he loveth us in Christ. Of preaching mere

morality ...

X. The practical Directions, to promote love to

God and holiness

XI. Of the order and harmony of graces and duties,
which must be taken altogether. Of the parts
that make up the new creature. 1. The intellec-
tual order; or a method, or scheme of the heads
of Divinity. 2. The order of intention and affec-
tion. 3. The order of practice. Of the various
degrees of means to man's ultimate end. Of the
grace necessary to concur with these various means.
The circular motion by Divine communication to
our receiving graces, and so by our returning
graces, unto God again. The frame of the present
means of grace, and of our returning duties. Rules
about the order of Christian practice (which shew
that, and how the best is to be preferred, and
which is best), in fifty-three propositions. How
man's laws bind conscience (and many other cases)
resolved. A lamentation for the great want of or-
der, and method, and harmony in the understand-
ings, wills and lives of Christians. Many instances
of men's partiality as to truths, graces, duties, sins,
&c. Twenty reasons why few Christians are com-
plete and entire, but lame and partial in their reli-



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