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Of Man's original righteousness, page 4-his understanding a lamp of light, 5-
his will straight with the will of God, 5-his affections orderly and pure, 7-the
qualities of this righteousness, 8.
Of Man's original happiness, 10m-Man a glorious creature, 10--the favorite «
heaven, 11-the covenant of works, 11--lord of the world, 14-the forbidden tree a
stay to keep him from falling, 15—his perfect tranquillity, 16-life of pure delight,
16_Man inmortal, 17-instructions from this state, 18-three sorts of persons re•
proved, 19--a lamentation over the ruins, 20.
Man's nature is corrupted, 28-proved from God's word, 28-from men's experience,
31- fallen Adam's image, in eleven particulars, natural to men, 37.
Of the corruption of the understanding, 43—weakness with respect to spiritual things,
44-gross darkness in spiritual things, 45-a bias in the mind of man to evil, 51-
aversion to spiritual truths, 56-proneness to lies and falsehood, 59mman naturally
Of the corruption of the will, 62-utter inability for what is truly good, 62-averse-
ness to good, 64-proneness to evil, 68-enmity against God, 7lmugainst the being
and nature of God, 73-against the Son of God, 75--in his prophetical office, 76
in his priestly office, 79—in his kingly office, 80-a peculiar malignity against the
priestly office; corrupt nature lying cross to the gospel contrivance of salvation, 82–
corrupt nature bent to the way of the law as a covenant of works, 84-against the
Spirit God, 89_against the law as a rule of life, 90-contumacy against the Lord,
90-perverseness in reference to the chief end, 91.
him, 122-wrath in the hand of God against him, 122-on his body, 122--on his
soul, 123-—on bis enjoyments, 124-he is under the power of Satan, 125--hath no
security for a moment's safety, 125-wrath agaiost him at death, 125_and at the
general judgment, 127—the qualities of that wrath, 127.
Doctrine of the state of wrath confirmed and vindicated, 130-several instructions
from it, 135—alarm to the unregenerate, 138—they are under the covenant of works,
139—their misery in that respect, 139--they are without God, 142-instances of the
wrath of God, 144—a view of the nature of God, whose wrath it is, 145-how to flee
from wrath, 146-a few words to the saints, 147-_a word to all, 150.
Only two ways of man's recovering himself supposable, viz. the way of the law,
and of the gospel, 151-man unable to recover himself in the way of the law, 152
he cannot keep the commandments perfectly, 153——the perfection of the law-obedience
fourfold, 153—he cannot satisfy the justice of God for his siu, 153-an objection
answered, 157–Man unable to recover himself in the way of the gospel, to embrace
and use the help offered for his recovery, 159—-three objections answered, 161-
question proposed, and answered, 165-the conclusion of this head, 167.
HEAD I. REGENERATION, discoursed from 1 Pet. i. 23
of the nature of Regeneration, 169-partial changes mistaken for this change,
112--the change made in regeneration, what it is in general, 172-in particular, 178
the mind is illuminated, 175—the will is renewed, 179-cured of its utter inability to
good, 179-endowed with a fixed aversion to evil, and a bent and propensity to good,
180--the soul reconciled to the covenant of peace, and disposed to receive Jesus
Christ, 182– The affections are changed, rectified, and regulated, 183—the conscience
is renewed, 186—the memory bettered hy regenerating grace, 187—the body changed
in respect of use, 188-the whole conversation changed, 189—the resemblance be-
twixt natural and spiritual generation, in nine particulars, 192-trial of one's state,
whether born again or not, 196, eight cases of doubting Christians resolved, 2200
the necessity of regeneration, 210--to qualify one to do good, 210_-to' communion
with God in duties, 213-to make one meet for heaven, 213—to one's being admitted
into heaven, 215-advices to the upregenerate, 218.
A general view of the mystical union, 22)--the natural stock of all men, Adanz,
225-originally a choice vine, 226--now a degenerate stock, 227-a dead stock, 229–
a killing stock, 231-the supernatural stock, into which the branches are ingrafted,
Jesus Christ, 233——the branches taken out of the natural stock, and ingrafted into
the supernatural stock, the elect, 235—how the branches are cut off from the natural
stock in twelve particulars, 236-how ingrafted into Christ, 248-Christ apprehends
the sinner by his Spirit, 249- the sinner apprehends Christ by faith, 249-how one
may know if he is apprehended of Christ, 252—the benefits flowing to believers from
their union with Christ, 254-justification, 255~peace with God, and peace of con-
science, 258-adoption, 262—-sanctification, 263—growth in grace, 268—two questions
answered, 268-fruitfulness, 271-acceptance of their fruits of holiness, 274-esta-
blishment, 277--support, 280.—the special care of the husbandman, 283_-lhe duty af
saints as united to Christ, 287a word to sinners, 290.
Nead I. DEATH, discoursed from Job xxx. 23.
The certainty of death, 293-man's life vanity, 296-a short-lived vanity, 2916
lying vanity; 299—the doctrine of death a looking-glass, wherein to behold the
vanity of the world, 300-a storehouse for contentment and patience, 301-a bridle
to curb lusts conversant about the body, 304-a spring of christian resolution, 307-
a spur to incite us to prepare for death, 307.
The wicked dying, are driven away, 311-in what cases a wicked man may he
willing to die, 313-whence they are driven, and whither, 313-driven away in their
wickedness, 315—the hopelessness of their state at death, 31f-their hopes of peace
and pleasure in this life cut off, 316—they have no solid grounds to hope for eternal
happiness, 317–death roots up their delusive hopes of heaven, and makes their state
absolutely and for ever hopeless, 318-caution against false hopes of heaven, 319
exhortation to hasten out of a sinful state, 321 --exhortation to be concerned for the
salvation of others, 322– state of the godly in death a hopeful state, 323—Jesus Christ
is Lord of the other worldl, 323—they will have a safe passage to it, 324-a joyful
entrance into it, 326-an objection answered, 328-death uncomfortable to the saints
In three cases, 330 ten cases of saints concerning death answered, 331-consider-
ations to bring saints in good terms with death, 335--directions how to prepare for
HEAD III. THE RESURRECTION, discoursed from John v. 28, 29.
The certainty of the resurrection, 344-who shall be raised, 350_what shall he
raised, 351-how the dead shall be raised, 352-the difference betwixt the godly and
the wicked at the resurrection, 353—the qualities of the raised bodies of the saints,
358--the qualities of the raised bodies of the wicked, 361---comfort to the people of
God, 363 terror to all unregenerate men, 364.
There shall be a general judgment, proved, 368--Jesus Christ the Judge, 372_the
coming of the Judge, 373--the summons given, 374--the Judge's sitting down on the
tribunal, 374--the compearance of the parties, 377—the separation betwixt the righ-
teous and the wicked, 378—the trial of the parties, 380—the books opened, 383-
sentence pronounced on the saints, 386—the saints judge the world, 389-sentence of
damnation on the ungodly, 390—the execution, 394--the general conflagration, 394—
the place and time of the judgment unknown, 396-comfort to the saints, 397--terror
lo unbelievers, 398-exhortation to prepare for the judgment, 401.
Head V. THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, digcoursed from Matt. xxv. 34.
The nature of the kingdom of heaven, 404—the saints' kingly power and authority,
403—their ensigns of royalty, 405-white garments, on what occasions used, 406m the
country where this kingdom lies, 412--the royal city, 413—thé royal palace, 414--the
palace garden, 415—the royal treasures, 415--the temple in this kingdum, 416--the,
society there, 17 the society of the sain:s among theniselves, 417–society with the
HEAD VI. HELL, discoursed from Matt. XXV. 41
The curse under which the damned shall be shut up in hell, 444_their misery under
that curse, 447-the punishment of loss, separation from God, 448-the horror of
separation from God, eyinced by several considerations, 449,--the punishment of sense,
departing into fire. 453--bell-fire more terrible than any other, evinced by several
considerations, 436-six properties of the fiery torments in kell, 459-three inferences
from this doctrihe, 463-society with devils in this miserable state, 465–the eternity
of the whole, 466_whar eternity is; 466-what is eternal in the state of the damned,
408-reasonableness of the eternity of the punishment of
measuring-reed, to measure our time and endeavours for salvashed, 471-5
discover the ligtiness of what is falsely thought weighty, and the weight of wint 11
falsely thoughi light, 474-mexhortation'to flee from the wrath to come, 47c.
THE STATE OF INNOCENCE, OR PRIMITIVE INTEGRITY, IN WHICH MAN WAS CREATED.
Lo, this only have I found, that God hath male man upright : but they
have sought out many inventions.
HERE are four things very necessary to be known
by all that would see heaven ; First, What man was in the state of innocence, as God made hini. Secondly, What he is in the state of corrupt nature, as he hath unmade himself. Thirdly, What he must be in the state of grace, as created in Christ Jesus unto good works, if ever he be made a partaker of the inheritance of the saints in light. And, lastly, What he shall be in his eternal state, as made by the Judge of all, either perfectly happy, or completely miserable, and that for ever. These are weighty points, that touch the vitals of practical godliness, from which most men, and even many professors, in these dregs of time, are quite estranged." I design therefore, under the divine conduct, to open these things, and apply them.
I begin with the first of them, namely, the state of innocence : That, beholding man, “polished after the similitude of a palace," the ruins may the more affect us; we may the more prize that matchless Person, whom the Father has appointed the repairer of the breach; and that we may, with fixed resolves, betake ourselves to that way, which leadeth to the city that hath unmoveable foundations.
In the text we have three things;