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I. The State of Innocence, or Primitive Integrity,

discoursed from Eccles. viit 29.

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OF man's original righteousness, — — — Page 19

His understanding a lamp of light, — — —, ib.

Hi* will straight with the will of God, — — — 20

His affections orderly and pure, — — — — 21

The qualities of this righteousness, — — — 22

Of man's original happiness, — — — — — 23

Man a glorious creature, —> — — — — ib.

The favourite of heaven, — — — i— — ib.

The covenant of works, — — — — — 'b.

Lord of the world, — — — — — .— 2ft

The forbidden tree a stay to keep him from falling, — — ib.

His persect tranquillity;, — — — :— 27

Lise of pure delight, — — — — — ib.

Man immortal, — — — — — 28

Instructions from this state, — — *,-—., — ib.

- Three forts of persons reproved, — — — 29

A lamentation over the ruins, — -— — 30

II. The State of Nature, or State of Entire Depravation.

Head I. The Sinfulness of Man's natural State, discoursed

from Genesis vi. 5. Page 35

THAT man's nature is corrupted, proven, -r- — — 35

From God's word, .— — — ib.

From men-s experience, and observation, — , — >b.

Fallen Adam's image, in eleven particulars natural to men> •— 45

Of the corruption of the understanding, • — — — 46

Weakness with respect to spiritual things, — — 47

Three evidences of it, \ — "*- — • — 48

Gross darkness in spiritual things, — — — -

Four evidences of it, — — — — 5<

A bias in it to evil, — — — — — 53

Six evidences of that bias, ^ — — — — 54

Aversion to spiritual truths, —- . — — — 55

Three evidences thereof, — — — — 56

Proneness to lies and falshood, --— — — 5 7

Man naturally high-minded, — — — — 58

Of the corruption of the will, — —■ — — >!>-

Utter inability for what is truly good, — — — 59»

Two evidences of it, —" — — 60 ,

Averseness to good, — — .— — 61

Four evidences of it, — - — — — 62

Proneness tp evil, — — — — — 64

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Five evidences of it, — -—' — p. 6

Enmity against God, — — — — - it

Against the being and nature of God, — — — 6

Five queries, for conviction on this head, — — > 6

Against the Son of God, — — — — , it

In his prophetical office, — — — I—, 6

Two evidences of it, — — — . — 6

In his priestly office, — — — — — 7

Three evidences of it, — *— — — il

In his kingly office, . — —. - — — y

Three evidences of it, — — — — 7

A peculiar malignity against the priestly office; corrupt nature

lying cross to the goipel-contrivance of lalvation, — — 7

Four proofs of ir, '— — — — il

Bent to the way of the law, as a covenant' of works, — 7

Four proofs of it, — — — — 7

Against the Spirit of'God, — — — — ft

Against the law as a rule of lise, — — — 7

Two evidences of it, — — — , _ 7

Contumacy against the Lord, — ■ — — — 7

ferversenese in reserence to the chief end, — 7

Of the corruption of the affections, — — ... f

V of the conscience, — — >-— — 7

—nf the memory. — ---- - - ---/ — g

The body partaker of this corruption, --, -- — 8

How man's nature was corrupted, —t -— — il

The doctrine of the corruption of nature applied, — — 8

The natural man can. do nothing but sin, — — 8

God takes special notice of the sin of our nature, -r- —r- 8

Evidences of men-s overlooking the sin of our nature, — — 8

Wherein tha? sin is to be specially noticed, — — — . 8>

Why it is to be specially noticed, — — — o

How to get a view of the corruption of nature, . — — 9

Head II. The Misery of Man's Natural State discoursed

from Eph. ii. 3. . p. 9

MA N's natural state, a state of wrath, — — — 9

. What this (late of wrath is, — — — — il

Wrath jn the heart of God against the natural man, — — 9

Wrath in the word of God against him, — — — cj

Wrath in the hand of God against him, — — — c,

On his body, — — — — — il

Oa his sou), — — — — — "l

On hi< enjoyments, — — — --- — il

He is under the power of Satan, — -- ---, 'j

Hath no security for a moment-s fasety, — — — le

Wrath against him at death, — - .. — — ic

-——»•• — at the general judgment, — —, —- ic

The qualities of that wrath, —. - — — ic

The doctrine u£thc state, of wrath, confirmed and vmdicateda — i<

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ONLY two ways of man's recovering himself supposable, viz.
the way of the law, and the way of the gospel,

Min unable to recover himself in the way of the law,

He cannot keep the commandments perfectly,

The perfection of law-obedience, four-fold, -'

He cannot satisfy the justice of God for his sin,

Object. God is merciful: we hope to be saved, if we do as well as

we can. Answered, .....

Man unable to recover himself in the way ef the gospej, to embrace

and use the help offered for his recovery, - - -

Proven by several arguments,

Object. (1.) If we be under an utter inability to do any good, how

can God require us to do it? Answered, - - 12 J, 126

Object. (2.) Why do you then call us to believe, repent, and use

the means? Answered, - - ...

Object (3.) The use of means needless, seeing we are utterly unable

to help ourselves out of the state of sin and wrath. Answered,

Quest. Has God promised to convert and save them, who, in

the use of means, do what tbey can towards their own

relief? Answered, - - - - -127

The Conclusion of this head, * - - - 128

III. The State of Grace, or Begun Recovery.

Head I- Regeneration Discoursed from 1 Pet. i. 23. p.129

OF the nature of regeneration, - T - 130

Partial changes mistaken for this change, - , - • 130

The change made in regeneration, what it is, - - 132,

In general t - - - - ■- "'33

In particular, - - - - 134

The mind illuminated, - - - 13 £

The will renewed, , - -s - - 136

Cured of its utter inability to good, - 137

Endned with a fixed aversion to evil, - - 137

————— a bent and propensity to good, - 137

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Reconciled to the covenant of peace, - * p. 1

Disposed to receive Jesus Christ, * * • i

The affection! are changed, »

- Rectified, -/ *

- - - RegulaicJ, •- '•

The conscience renewed,

The memory bettered by regenerating grace,
The body changed in respect of use,
The whole converfation changed, - .

The resemblance betwixt natural and spiritual generation, in nine

particular!, ...

Trial of-one'i state, whether born again, or not,
Some cases of doubting Christians resolved,

Case (1.) v—T The precise time and way of one's conversion

not known, - . |

Case (2.) Siu prevailing,

Case n.j Corruptions more violent than formerly,

Case (4.) Afsections to the creature stronger than to the

Creator—>—Glowing affections to God gone, - 1

Case (c.) Attainments of hypocrites and apostates, a terror, 1

Case (6.) railing short of the faints mentioned in scripture>.

and of others. - -

Case (7.) ,— No child of God so tempted,

Case last. Strange and unusual afflictions,

The necessity of regeneration, • -

v To qualify one to do good, - . • > ,

To communion with God in duties, • »

To make one meet for heaven,

To one's being admitted into heaven,

Advices to the unregencrate, ....

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How one may know one's self to be apprehended of Christ, - p. 184

The benefits flowing to believers from union with Christ, , 184

Justification, - - - -- - 186

Peace with God, and peace of conscience, • - 187

Adoption, - » t ".• » • - l8S

Sanctisication, , - - 190

Growth in grace, - .... 103

Quest. If all true. Christians he growing ones, what (hall be

- said of these who, instead of growing, are going back?

Answered, , - - - - - 194

Quest. Do hypocrites grow at all? And if so, how (hall we

distinguish betwixt their growth, and the growth of the

Christian? Answered, - - ,-, 197

Fruitfulness, - - - - 197

Acceptance of their fruits of holiness, - , », - I98

Establishment, - - - - ... 109

Support, .- - - -'• - 202

The special care of the husbandman, - aoj

The duty of saints united to Christ, -' - ', ao6

A word lo sinners, - -" » - - aoS

IV. The Eternal State, or State of consummate Happinesi

or Misery. , . -

Head I. Death, discoursed from job Xss. 23. • P.%11

TH E certainty of death, - - - - al $

Man's life vanity, - - . - 217

'A short-lived yanity, •- - - - 217

A flying vanity, - « - - axf

The doctrine of death, a looking-glass, wherein to behold the vanity

of the world, - ... 2ao

A store-house, for contentment and patiences » V - '- 1%%

A bridle to ?urb lusts conversant about the body,' - N . 324

A (bring of Christian resolution, % - , '-' - - 2»J

A spur to incite to prepare for death, - -' - - 2*6

Head II. The Differenc betwixt the Righteous and the Wicked

in their Death, discoursed from Prov. xiv. 32. p. 127

THE wicked dying are driven away, • - 2»S

la what cafes a wicked man may be willing to die, - 229

Whence they are driven, and whither, - - 230

Driven away in their wickedness, - ■ - , - 231

The hopej«ssnefs of their state at death, - - - 2.3*

Their hopes of peace and pleasure in this life cut off, x - 23 ^

/ They have no solid grounds to hope for eternal happiness, 332:

Death roots up their delusive hopes of heaven, - 23s

Make their state absolutely and for ever hopeless, .- ib;

Caution against false hopes of heaven: characters of those Hopes, 233

Exhortation to hasten out of a sinful state, - - -234

To be concerned for the salvation of others, - - 23$

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