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III. The State of Grace, or Begun Recovery.

HEAD I. REGENERATION Discoursed from

1 Pet. i. 23. 154

F the nature of regeneration,

156

Partial changes mistaken for this change,

157

The charge made in regeneration, what it is,

158

In general,

161

In particular,

162

: The mind illuminated,

163

The will renewed.

ib.

Cured of its utter inability to good,

164

Endued with a fixed averfion' to evil,

ib.

a bent and propensity to good,

165

Reconciled to the covenant of peace,

Disposed to receive Jesus Christ,

ib.
The affections are changed,

167

rectified,

ib.

regulated,

The conscience renewer,

169

The memory betrered by regenerating grace,

,170

The body changed in respect of use,

171

The whole conversation changed,

ib.

The resemblance betwixt natural and spiritual generation,

in nine particulars,

174

Trial of one's state, whether born again, or not,

377

Some cases of doubting Christians refulged,

181

Cafe (1.) The precise time and way of one's
conversion not knowo,

ib.
Cafe (2.)-Sin prevailing,

ib.
Case (3:) Corruptions more violent tkan formerly,

Cafe (4.) Affections to the creature stronger than

to the Creator---Glowing affections to God gone,

183

Cafe (5.) Attainments of hypocrites and apoftates,

a terror,

185

Cafe (6.) Falling short of the faints mentioned in
scripture, and of others,

186
Cafe (n.) No child of God fo tempted,

ib.
Case lafi, Strange and unufual afflictions;

The necefity of regeneration,

189

To qua ify one to do good,

ib.
To communion with God in duties,

1911

To make one meet for heaven,

193

To one's being admitted into heaven,

194

Advices to the unregenerate,

182

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HEAD II. The MysticAL UNION betwixt CHRIST and

Believers. Discoursed from John xv.-5.

P. 197

3. :154

A General view of the Mystical Union.

199

13 The natural stock of all men, Adam,

Originally a choice vine,

ib.

Now a degenerate stock,

203

161 Fruits growing on the branches of the nature of the fock, ib,

A dead stock,

205

163 The condition of the branches in that respect, ib.

A killing stock,

207

154

The condition of the branches in that respect, ib.

The supernatural ftock, into which the branches are

ingrafted, Jesus Christ,

208

The branches taken out of the natural stock, and grafted
into the supernatural stock, the elect,

209

14 How they are cut off from the natural stock,

How ingrafted into Christ,

168

Christ apprehends the finner by his Spirit,

ib.

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The finner apprehends Christ by faith,

ib,

17° How one may know one's self to be apprehended of Christ, 223

17 The benefits flowing to believers fi m union with Christ, 225

Juftification,

226

Peace with God, and peace of conscience,

228

174

Adoption and Sanctification,
371

231, 232

184

236

Queft. What shall be said of these Christians who, in-

stead of growing, are going back ? Answered, ib.

Quest. Do hypocrites grow at all? And if so,

how shall we distinguish betwixt their growth,

and the growth of the Chriftian? Aoswered,

238

Fruitfulnels,

183

239

Acceptance of their fruits of holiness,

242

Eliablishment and Support,
185

244, 246

The special care of the husbandman,

249

"The duty of faints united to Chrift,

252

A word to finners,

255

IV. The ETERNAL STate, or State of consummate

Happiness or Misery.

191

193

Hrad I. DEATH, discoursed from Job xxx. 23.

194 THE

certainty of death,

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A hort-liv'd vanity,

Page 260 A flying vanity,

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

263 A store house for conteniment and patience,

264 A bridle to curb lusts conversant about the body,

266 A spring of CSrillian resolution,

268 A fpur to incite to prepare for death,

209 HEAD II. The difference betwixt the Righteous and the Wicked in their death, discoursed from Prov. xiv. 32.

Page 270 THE wicked dying, are driven away,

271 In what cases a wicked-man may be willing to die, 273 Whence they are driven, and whither,

274 Driven away in their wickedness,

275 The hopelessness of their state at death,

276 Their hopes of peace and pleasure in this life cut off, ib. They have no solid grounds to hope for eternal happiness, ibe

Death roots up their delusive hopes of heaven, 277

Makes their state absolutely and for ever hopeless, 278 Caution against falle hopes of heaven : Characters of those hopes,

ib. Exhortation to haften out of a finful state, 280

To be concerned for the salvation of others, 28.[ The state of the godly in death, a hopeful state,

ib. Christ, their best friend, is Lord of the other world, They will have a safe paffage to it,

282 A joyful entrance into it,

284 Object. Many of the godly, when dying, full of fears, and have little hope. Answered,

286 Death uncomfortable to them, in three cases, 287 Ten cases of saints anent death. Answered, 1

288 Considerations to bring saints in good terms with dearh, 292 Directions how to prepare for death,

294 Head III. The RESURRECTIUN, Discoursed from

Joho v. 28, 29.
HE possibility of the resurrection,

299

302 Who shall be raised,

394 What shall be raised,

ib. How the dead shall be raised,

306

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The difference betwixt the godly and the wicked, in

their resurrection,
The qualities of the raised bodies of the saints,

The qualities of the raised bodies of the wicked,
Comfort co the people of God,
Terror 10 all natural meny

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HEIV, The General JUDGMENT, Discoursed from
Mat. xxv. 3.1. 32, 33, 41, 46.

p. 318 THAT there shall be a General Judgment, proven, 319 Jesus Chrilt the Judge,

322 The coming of the Judge,

323 The fummons given,

32.4 The Judge's fitting down in the tribunal,

ib.
The compearance of the parties,
The separation betwixe the righteous and the wicked, 327
The trial of the parties,

329 The books opened,

33.1 Sentence pronounced on the saints,

334 The faines judge the world, Sentence of damnation on the ungodly,

337 The execution,

34.) The general conflagration,

341 The place and time of the judgment, unknown,

34.2 Comfort to the saints:,

343 Terror to unbelievers;

34-4 Exhortation to prepare for the judgment,

346 Head V. The KINGDOM of HeavEN, Discoursed from

Maith. XX. 34.

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HE nature of the kingdom of heaven,

The faines kingly power apd authority,
Their enfigns of royal y,
White garments, on what occafon used : much of

heaven under them,
The country where this kingdom lies,
The Royal city,
The royal palace,
The pulace-garden,
The Royal treasures,
The temple in this kingdom,
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The society of the faints among themfelves,

Page 359 Society with the holy angels,

361 Glorious communion with God and Christ, the per. fection of happiness,

The glorious prefence of God and the Lamb, ib. The full enjoyment of God and the Lamb, 364 . By right,

ib.
They will fee Christ, with their bodily eyes, 365
They will see God, with the eyes of the mind, 367
By experimental knowledge,

Fulness of joy unspeakable,
The eternal duration of this kigdom,

372 The faints admillion to the kingdom,

373 The quality in which they are introduced, Trial of the claim to the kingdom of heaven, Duty and comfort of the heirs of the kingdom, Exhortation to these who have no right to it,

369 371

374 376 378 380

HEAD VI. HELL Discoursed of from Mat. xxv. 41.

ib.

382

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THE curfe under which the damned shall be shut

up in beli, Their mifery under that curse, The punishment of loss, separation from God, ib. The horror of separation from God, evioced by several confiderations,

387 The punishment of sense, departing into fire, Hell.fire more vehement and terrible than any

other, evinced by several conliderations,
Six properties of the fiery touments in bell, 394

Three ipferences from this doctrine,
Society with devils in this miserable state,
The eternity of the whole,
What eternity, is

ib What is eternal in the state of the damned, Reasonableness of the eternity of the punishment of the damned, A measuring-reed to measure our time, and endeavours (405 for salvation by;

406 A balance to discover the lightnels of what is falfy thought

weighty, and the weight of what is falfly thought light, 407 Exhortation to flee from the wrath to come,

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