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CONTENTS.

of the corruption of the affections, 94-of the conscience, 95of the memory, 96

the body partaker of this corruption, 96.

How man's nature was corrupter, 97.

Boctrine of the corruption of nature applied, 100—the natural man can do nothing

but sin, 103—God takes special notice of the sin of our nature, 106-evidences of men's

overlooking the sip of their nature, 107 wherein that sin is to be specially noticed,

110_why it is to be specially noticed, 111-how to get a view of the corruption of

pature, 114.

HEAD II: THE MISERY OF MAN'S MATURAL STATE, discoursed from Eph. 11. 3.

Man's natural state, a state of wrath, 118-what this state of wrath is, 120_-wrath
w the heart of God against the natural man, 121—-wrath in the word of God against

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.

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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

balance to
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.

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STATE 1.

THE STATE OF INNOCENCE, OR PRIMITIVE INTEGRITY, IN WHICH MAN WAS CREATED.

Eccles. vii. 29.

Lo, this only have I found, that God hath male man upright : but they

have sought out many inventions.

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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;

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