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THE POSTHUMOUS SERMONS,
CONTAINED IN THE THREE LAST VOLUMES.
ABILITIES, ministerial, when given to the apostles, v. 33, &c.
Abstinence. See Fasting.
Acts of hostility must be forborne, vii. 7, &c.
Actions, good, are pleasant, v. 281.
——moral, of no value in the sight of God, v. 295, &c.
——of our Saviour, are of three sorts, v. 420. how amiable to us, ib.
Adversary, in Matt. v. 25. explained, v. 251.
Adversity, no excuse for sin, v. 178, &c. See Afflictions.
Adultery creates much trouble, vii. 146.
Advocate. See Mediation of Christ.
Affections and lusts. See Flesh. Their power over the soul, v. 408. How to be conquered, vii. 203, &c.
Affliction of the body helps to humble the soul, vi. 391, &c.
Afflictions of the mind or soul. See Spirit wounded. Why God brings them on the wicked and reprobate, vi. 132. And on the pious and sincere, 24, 132, &c. are not tokens of God’s displeasure, v. 440-443. Are limited by God’s overruling hand, 473. And the effect of his will, vi. 17, &c. 489. Differ from punishments, 18. Ought not to be feared, v. 476, &c. See Fear. Afford us great comfort, 474. We may pray God to divert them, and endeavour to prevent and remove them, vi. 490, &c. Their spiritual use, 434, &c. Must not be scoffed at, 135, 136. See Justice divine, Anger.
Agag, vi. 146.
Anabaptists rebellious in Germany, vii. 80.
Angels, v. 331, &c. Their % habitation, 333. Employment, ib. &c. Knowledge, vii. 339, &c. vi. 377. Why Christ took not their nature upon him, v. 505.
——fallen, their sin was greater than that of man, v. 505, &c. Can never be pardoned, vi. 49. See Intercession.
Anger must be suppressed, v. 422, &c. An obstacle to reproof, 146-148. vii. 101.
——how ascribed to God, v. 438. Every affliction is not the effect of God’s anger, 440, &c. and 442. vi. 10, 11, 29. How 436it differs from his hatred, v. 442, &c. How it exerciseth itself, and its effects, 444, &c. Its greatness how declared, 449, &c. On whom it seizeth, 459, vi. 10. Should deter us from sin, v. 178, &c.
Angry persons, in what they delight, vii. 3. Will not admit of reproof, 101. See Anger.
Annihilation not the greatest punishment of a man, v. 483, 484.
Antinomians, v. 84, 87. vii. 180.
Antiquity, whether better than the present time, v. 240, &c.
Apollonius Tyanaeus, v. 28.
Apollinarians, v. 499.
Apostles were ignorant before the coming of the Holy Ghost, v. 29. Their commission explained, 460, &c.
Appetite, its use and abuse, vii. 203, 204. How to be conquered, ib. Not the cause of sin, v. 350. See Flesh, Concupiscence.
Arians, v. 499.
Aristotle’s opinion of intemperance, &c. vii. 183. His use and abuse of Solomon’s writings, vi. 322.
Armenians, v. 499.
Arminian, vi. 366.
Arms, whether lawful to be taken up against our prince, vii. 38, &c. See Passive Obedience, War.
Ascension. See Christ.
Assassination, vii. 229. See Duelling.
Astrology, its vanity, v. 347, 348.
Atheism, what it is, vi. 169, 182. Motives thereto, 181. Its chief weapons, 172. How to be prevented, 185.
Atheist, his craft, vi. 170. His pleasure, 171. Wish, ib. Power, 172. Method of proceeding and arguments, 172, 173. Weak conjectures, 174, 175. And his folly, 178-184. Is tied by no bonds of justice, v. 298. Becomes the pest of society, ib. and the most of all men afraid at the approach of death, 51.
Attributes of God’s justice, mercy, and righteousness, what they signify, vi. 363, &c.
Attrition, v. 104, &c.
Authority of a bishop, v. 62.
Babylon, vii. 215, 216.
Backsliding, v. 187, &c.
Bacon, vi. 181.
Believers are subject to temptations, v. 307, &c. vi. 345. See Regenerate Persons. Must resist temptations, v. 312. By what means, 313, &c.
Believing, whether in the power of man’s will, vi. 84. Its difficulty, v. 407. Motives thereto, vi. 382, &c.
Benignity of God, vi. 525.
Bishop, his office, v. 58, 59. Authority, 62. Necessary qualifications, 59, &c.
Blasphemy, vi. 47. vii. 403.437
Blindness cured by Christ, vi. i. Why, vi. 6.
Bloodshedding, its sinfulness, vii, 211-214. Its different sorts, 228, &c. Is accompanied with other sins, 226, &c. Why a curse or wo is particularly pronounced against it, 223-227. And is most remarkably punished and revenged by God, 216, &c.
Body, how it affects the soul, vii. 182-184.
——of Christ, v. 12. &c.
Boldness in prayer towards God, vii. 306, 307.
Books, Dan. vii. 10. explained, v. 218.
——the cause of them, vi. 335, &c.
Brain, its labour exceeds all other exercises, vi. 329, &c
Calamity, general or common, how to be applied, vi. 145. See also vi. 8.
Calling, or employment, diligently pursued, is part of our duty to God, v. 38.
Calling and election, who make it sure, vi. 319.
Callings, where learning is necessary, are attended with most labour and misery, vi. 331, &c.
Carnal corruptions, vi. 73-75.
Casuistry of the papists exploded, vi. 281.
Calvin’s opinion of reprobation, vi. 139.
Censuring condemned, vi. 8.
Charles I. (King) whether lawfully executed, vii. 229, &c.
Charity, its excellency, vi. 231, &c.
Chastity may be defended by force of arms, vii. 69.
Chemistry, vi. 335.
Christ was conceived in the womb of his mother by the immediate power of God, vi. 304. Is the Son of God in several respects, ib. Came to destroy the works of the Devil, vii. 238-248. In what manner, 248-252. His humiliation was his own choice, v. 4, &c. 501. How he descended from heaven, 4, 5. and into what place, 5, &c. Why sent into the world, 493. Took on him the seed of Abraham, 497. Why he took upon him the nature of man rather than of angels, 504, &c. The union of his two natures, 11, &c. His divine nature proved, 497. His human nature proved, 498, &c. Being born king of the Jews, why he did not assume that regal government, vii. 273, &c. His offices, 179. The truth of his office, and divinity of his mission, v. 500, &c. His power how manifested, 2. Cured one that was born blind, vi. 2. Why, 6. Why he bid the young man sell all his possessions, v. 399. His righteousness how imputed to us, 86. Cannot be perfectly imitated, vi. 209. Why troubled in spirit, 112. His great sorrow, 118, 119. The preliminaries of his passion, 120. Rose from the dead by his own power, 305. To whom his benefits do extend, vii. 247, &c. His ascension, v. 8-10. How he filleth all things, 15-21. His power and office in 438heaven, 19, 20. Is appointed our only mediator by the Father, vii. 325, &c. 355. Is our mediator in three respects, 322. Is our surety, 324, 328. our friend, 326. our brother, 327. and our lord and master, 329, &c. Is perfectly acquainted with all our wants and necessities, 333.
Christ, to be Christ’s, what is meant thereby, vii. 179-181, 205, 206.
Christian, who properly so called, vii. 206. See Regenerate Persons.
Christianity, its design, v. 34. vii. 11. Its spirit and soul, v. 107. Its excellency, 81, &c. vii. 153. Completes the law of nature, vii. i. Its advantages, v. 1. Is a state of warfare, 49, 393. of self-denial, 50. Requires us to proceed from grace to grace, 45. See Religion, Worship.
Church of Christ, v. 25-27. Its state at different times, 238, &c. Has a just right to its possessions, vii. 26, &c.
Church of England, its state during the time of the grand rebellion, v. 57, &c. Has a just right to its possessions, vii. 27, &c.
Comfort, which is conveyed to man by the Spirit of God, vi. 90, &c.
Comforter, or the Holy Ghost, vi. 89-93. See Holy Ghost.
Commission given by Christ to his apostles explained, v. 460, &c.
Commands of God, why they should be observed, vi. 382-386.
Comparisons in a spiritual state are dangerous, vi. 469, &c.
Complaints against the evil of the present times are irrational, v. 244. How to be remedied, 247, &c.
Concealing defects or vices in a friend is flattery, v. 112, &c.
Concupiscence, vi. 73, &c. vii. 180, &c.
Confession, vii. 202. Motives thereto, vi. 380, &c.
Confidence towards God, what it is, vii. 306-319. How grounded, 319-335.
Conscience, its nature, vi. 151, 152. Its duty, v. 286. Mostly injured by presumptuous sins, 202, &c. The causes of its remorse, 393-398. Its stings and remorses are terrible, vi. 127. vii. 62, &c. Not always necessary to be felt in the sincere and regenerate, vi. 137, 138. Who they are that sin against its checks and warnings, v. 184, 185. &c. Cannot be distinguished into politic and private, 37, 132. Its danger when stupid and hardened, vi. 151, &c. See Hypocrite. How it grows hardened, 152, &c.
——Troubled. See Wounded spirit.
Constitution. See Temper.
Consubstantiation, v. 17.
Contentious persons described, vii. 4, &c. 101.
Contingencies. See Decrees, Foreknowledge, Things future, and vi. 376, &c.
Conversion, how mistaken by the hypocrite, v. 417. See Regeneration.439
Conviction of the will, how performed, vii. 377. See Will.
Courage required in a bishop, v. 59, &c. In a Christian, vi. 415. See Fortitude.
Counsels of God not to be inquired into, vi. 491. See Decrees, Purposes.
Cowardice is neither acceptable to God nor man, vi. 415. v. 49, &c. See Passive Obedience, War.
Credulity, v. 137. See Believing.
Crellius, v. 438.
Crucifixion of the flesh. See Flesh.
Cruelty of the world, encouragements against it, v. 462, &c.
Curiosity, its nature and danger, vi. 32, &c.
Curse of God, its power, vii. 217.
Custom, its force and tyranny O7er the conscience, v. 410.
Damnation, how expressed in scripture, v. 480. How it ought to influence us, v. 468.
Damned, their misery, 7.481. See Punishment eternal, Death, Destruction.
Darius, vi. 116.
David considered in a double capacity, v. 338. His prayer to, and praise of God, vi. 338, &c. His uprightness, vi. 339, &c. Was a type of Christ, vi. 115.
Day, its meaning in scripture, v. 36, 46, 47.
Death, vii. 138, 247. Temporal, ib. How it creeps upon us, ib. Compared to eternal, 7ii. 140. Eternal, ib. Deprives us of all worldly comforts and pleasures, 141. and of the enjoyment of God, 142. Fills both soul and body with the most intense pains, torment, and anguish, 143, &c. Why called the wages of sin, 144, &c. Objections against eternal death answered, 148. See Destruction.
Death-bed repentance, whether effectual to salvation, vi. 273, &c. Its impossibility would create despair, 289, &c. Examples of its having been effectual, 283, &c. To rely thereon is foolish and hazardous, 290, &c. Is difficult to be conceived and proved, 292, &c. Its hinderances, 291, &c.
Declared, in Rom. vii. 4. explained, vi. 298, &c.
Decrees of God take nothing from man’s free-will, v. 344. vii. 382, &c. Cannot be the cause of sin, v. 344-347. See Free-will, Purposes of God.
Defence. See Force, War.
Deliverance of the Israelites from Pharaoh and his host, vi. 193. Of England from the grand rebellion, compared thereto, 194, &c. Its greatness, 193. Unexpectedness, 195, &c. Seasonableness, 199, &c. and undeservedness, 201, &c.
Deliverances, miraculous, exemplified, vi. 187, 188. What is chiefly to be considered in them, 206. Signal and unexpected, are the strongest and sweetest ways of God’s convicting us of our sins, 149. Should make us thankful and obedient, 150.440
Delusion, how spread over the world at the coming of Christ, vii. 239, &c.
Dependance (our) is on Christ’s merit and mediation, vii. 321.
Descent of Christ. See Christ, Humiliation.
——of the Holy Ghost. See Holy Ghost.
Desertion of God, its bad effects on man, vi. 123, 127, 128. See God, Spirit of God withdrawn.
Designs of God. See Decrees.
Desires. See Thoughts, and vii. 164, 165.
Despair, who are chiefly subject thereto, v. 198. How caused, vi. 173, 174. See Death-bed Repentance. Is opposite to trust in God, vii. 307. and makes a man uncapable of his duty to God, vi. 34.
Destruction of sinners, when designed by God, v. 378. vi. 142-154. How effected, vi. 153. Of soul and body in hell, v. 480-483. Why this is the most terrible of all punishments, 482.
Detraction. See Flattery.
Detractor and the flatterer compared, v. 112, &c.
Devil, his power, v. 350. Works, vii. 238. How conquered, 238-248. See Christ. Why he hates man, v. 303. Why he tempts man, 304-307. By what ways and means, 307-312. vii. 241, &c. Is not to be charged with our sins, v. 350, 351.
Diagoras Melius, vi. 168.
Difficulty of working out our salvation, v. 259, &c.
Dionysius, v. 279.
Discontent. See Complaints.
Discontents. See Disgusts.
Disgrace torments the mind, v. 281.
Disgusts, inward, must be suppressed by a Christian, v. 423, 424.
Dispensation cannot be granted to do evil, v. 96, &c. Popish, on what grounded, 97.
Dispensations or judgments of God, what opinion is to be formed of them, v. 440-442.
Disputes, whence they arise, vi. 335, 336. See Knowledge human.
Dissembling of others defects or vices is flattery, v. 112, &c.
Dissimulation. See Flattery, Hypocrite. Is a companion of cruelty, vii. 226, &c.
Distrusts of God are unreasonable, vi. 91. See Dependance.
Divines, observations on their parentage, vi. 321.
Divinity, the most laborious of all studies, vi. 332, &c.
Doctrines of Christ, their nature, vi. 307, &c. Cannot be proved by his miracles, 315, &c. But by the prophecies fulfilled in him, 309. And that not found conclusive to all persons, 310, &c.
Doctrines preached in the name of Christ must be tried, v. 106. By what means, 107-110. Not to be accepted, because common, general, or ancient, 108. Nor on account of the preacher’s 441supposed sanctity, 109. When known to be good, 109, 110.
Dominion of God is absolute, vi. 18, 519.
Doubts, how cleared, vi. 96.
Drunkenness is painful, vii. 146.
Duellers, what dangers they encounter, vii. 58, &c.
Duelling, what it is, vii. 49, 64. In what cases lawful, 49, &c. when unlawful, 58, &c. Its bad consequences, 58, &c. How discountenanced by antiquity, 57.
Δυνάμει ἐν explained, vi. 299, &c.
Duties, Christian, are all reducible to faith, obedience, and patience, vi. 486. How enforced, 34.
Ear hearing explained, vi. 65, &c.
Earth, its lower parts explained, v. 5, &c.
Education, when mistaken for piety and grace, vii. 157.
Ἔλαβε καὶ ἔδωκε explained, v. 23.
Election and elected, v. 489. vi. 319. See God.
Employment. See Idleness, Industry, Labour, Learning, Divinity.
Enemy not to be caressed as a friend, vi. 504. Our duty to him, 505. vii. 30. See War.
Enticing to sin, its crime, v. 357-361.
Ἐπιλαμβάνεται explained, v. 494-496.
Epicurus, vi. 169.
Episcopacy is superior to presbytery, v. 55, 58.
Equity is essential to the nature of God, vi. 20, &c.
Erastus, v. 62.
Estate. See Calling, Goods.
Eternity, what, v. 480. Of torments, 481. See Destruction.
Eunomians, v. 499.
Exaltation of Christ. See Ascension.
Examination of one’s self necessary, vi. 471.
Example. See Custom.
Excuses for sin. See Devil, God, Infirmity, Ignorance, Presumption, Sin.
Expressions, outward, must be restrained, v. 424-428. Smooth, their effects, v. 429.
Extremes are dangerous, vii. 68, &c.
Faith is threefold, v. 300. Saving faith, 80, 81, 300, 301. When mistaken, vi. 459. Is only able to make a man victorious, v. 313-315. In what manner, 316-322.
Farthing, paying the uttermost, explained, v. 253.
Fasting, in what it consists, vi. 212-219, 390-396. Its use, 224, 387. Its qualifications, 222-233. It must be sincere, 227, &c. Attended with an hatred to sin, 227-229. Enlivened with prayer, 229-231. and accompanied with alms-deeds and works of mercy, 231-233. It is a duty both moral, 442209. Spiritual, 394. and by God’s command, 234. Is a sovereign remedy to cure spiritual distempers, 233, 387. But is not meritorious, 234. Must be practised by all men, 212-214. But not as necessary and valuable in itself, 222-227. Reasons for fasting and humiliation, 391, &c.
Fasting, national, required for national sins, vi. 397, &c.
Father, in Matt. x. 37. vii. 276.
Favour of God, who sins against it, v. 186, 187.
Fear, described, v. 449, 450, 472, 475, 476. vi. 51, 52, 53. Is twofold, 466. Of God must be preferred to the fear of man, 487, &c. Fear not them that can kill the body, 465. What ought not to be feared, 465-480. The fear of man draws to many sins, 488, &c. Its esteem how raised, vii. 396, &c. Is improper in a minister of God’s word, v. 462.
Fearfulness, vii. 219. See Fear.
Fervency of prayer, how prevented, vi. 358, &c.
Flatterer described, v. 129, 130, 141, 142, 152-158. His designs detected, 152-158. Who are the greatest flatterers, 134-137.
Flattery, in what it consists, v. 112-143. vii. 108. Its ends and designs, v. 152-158. Who are most liable to be flattered, 144-151. The reasons on which it is grounded, 144, &c. Its effects, 141, 217.
Flesh, a corrupt habit so called, vi. 342. vii. 181-191. Must be crucified, vii. 193-203. How to be crucified, 203-205. Its necessity, 205.
——With its affections and lusts, explained, v. 311, 312. vii. 180, 181.
Flood, why brought upon the earth, vii. 357, &c.
Fool, who, vi. 177. saith in his heart, explained, 169-184.
Force, when lawful to be used, vii. 37, 65, 66, 67. Under what restrictions, 75, &c. Against whom, 78, &c. Not by a private man against his governor, 40. See War.
Foreknowledge. See God.
Forsaken of God, the danger, vi. 123, 127, 128. See Desertion.
Forgiveness of God, whence it flows, vi. 37, &c. What it is, 40, &c. Of what number of sins, 45, &c. Of what magnitude, 47, &c. On whom bestowed, 49. Why to be expected, 57. vii. 12, &c. Should enforce our fear of God, vi. 54. Is more reasonably to be expected from man than from God, v. 383-385.
Form of godliness, vii. 156. See Godliness, &c.
Fortitude is the gift of the Holy Ghost, vi. 38, &c.
Forum conscientiae, v. 394.
Free-will, v. 77, &c. vi. 275, 327, 328, 367, 421, 495.
Friendship, its real signs, v. 151. See Flatterer.
Futurity. See Things future, Foreknowledge, Omniscience.
Generations. See Complaints.443
Gift of miracles, vi. 97. Of tongues, v. 33. vi. 98. Of Christian courage, ib.
Gifts ministerial, when given to the apostles, v. 32.
Gluttony, is painful, vii. 146.
Glory, its love what able to produce, v. 273-278. Why it influenceth us, 280-285. Is not able to make us victorious, 285-294. Of God the end of all his works. See Honour. How engaged, 365-371.
God, his being or existence, by whom denied, vi. 168, &c. 175, 176. There is no God, how to be understood, 169-177. Our Creator, v. 365-371. How he governs the world, 290. Knoweth all things, 210-212, 215, 216. vi. 366-371. Rules and governs the secret passages of man’s life, v. 212. By discovering them, 213. His most secret intentions, ibid. Designs, 214. Is the only object of our worship, 386. How to be rightly known, 77, &c. Judgeth men for sin in this life, 216. His proceeding against sinners, vi. 139. Prepares and ripens them for destruction, 142 154. See Destruction. When provoked to swear against man, 164. Will judge men at the day of judgment, v. 218, &c. Why called merciful, righteous, and just, &c. vi. 364, &c. Intends his own glory in all his doings, 524, &c. How he deals with those in affliction, 528, &c. Particularly punisheth the bloodshedder, vii. 225, &c. When he speaks convincingly, vi. 145, 149. At what time he withdraws his Spirit from a hard heart, vii. 359. &c. How he concurs to harden the heart, vi. 78, &c. Does not move any to sin, 80. May justly punish those from whom he has withdrawn his Spirit, 81, &c. How his honour is vindicated, vii. 390-397. What it is to see God, 168, &c. His love and favour how engaged, v. 365-370. His goodness, vi. 525. Considered in relation to Christ, as a father, vii. 322, &c. as a judge, 323, &c.
Godliness, its form availeth nothing to salvation, vii. 156, &c. It sometimes proceeds from a strict education, 157. Or from the circumstances and occasions of a man’s life, 159, &c. Or from a care and tenderness of his own reputation, 160, &c. See Hypocrite.
Goodness of God, vi. 525.
Goods, when they may be defended by force of arms, vii. 70, &c.
Gospel, its great intent and design, v. 34. vii. 385-390. How it was published, v. 34. Its truth, 73. How proved, 403-405. Contains all things necessary to salvation, 83. It worketh in us what is good, 75. Gives us right notions of God, 77, &c. and of our duty to man, ib. Its duties mistaken by the hypocrite, vi. 454-458.
Government, its strength, in what it consists, v. 68, &c.
Government, or employment, how it influenceth men, v. 30.
Grace of God is a free gift, vi. 63, &c. How wrought in us, v. 45, 46. Why some cannot improve its means, vi. 69-76. Its power, 162. Withdrawn is the sinner’s destruction, 153. See Destruction. May be denied, 159. See Spirit of God withdrawn.
Grace universal, opinions concerning it, vi. 83.
——under grace, its meaning, v. 88, &c.
Grieving the Spirit, its danger, vii. 397, &c. See Spirit of God withdrawn.
Grotius, his opinion of opposing the civil magistrate, vii. 41, &c.
Guilt makes a man irreconcileable, vi. 57.
Happiness, in what it consists, v. 398, 467. Why so few attain it, vii. 152. What was so esteemed by heathens, v. 397, 398.
Hardness of a sinner’s heart how effected, vi. 77 81, 153. vii. 402. Cannot be ascribed to God as its cause, viii. 287. Its danger, vi. 153. vii. 359, &c. See Destruction, Heart.
Hatred, its nature, v. 442.
——of God. See Anger.
Hearing, vii. 427. See Ear hearing.
Heart. See Hardness. May remain hardened in the midst of convincing means, vi. 62, 69-76.
——Converted, is the gift of God, vi. 63, &c. See Grace.
——Perceiving, what is meant thereby, vi. 65-69.
Hell described, v. 480, &c.
Herod’s behaviour at the report of the magi, vii. 270. His usurpation, vii. 266. cruelty, vi. 267-271. Magnificence, vii. 268. See Magi.
Hinderances to a death-bed repentance, vi. 291, &c.
Hobbes, vi. 108.
Holiness of God should deter us from sin, vii. 430, 431.
Holy Ghost, why sent, vi. 96. His procession, 87. Office, 89 96. What he was to testify of Christ, 97. By what ways and means, ib. When and how conferred, v. 27-33. Is necessary to enable man to conquer his spiritual enemies, 317-319. See Spirit of God.
Honour or justice of God vindicated, vii. 390-395.
Hope may dwell with the hypocrite, vi. 442-448. Of the sinner is vain, vii. 433. Will meet with miserable disappointments, vi. 472-477.
Humiliation is the end God proposes by his judgments, vi. 408, &c. Must be personal and particular, 403, &c. Gives us hopes that God will pardon our sins, 405-408. See Repentance, Sin.
——National, is necessary for national sins, vi. 397, &c.
——Of Christ, v. 4, &c. 501-504.
Humility is a distinguishing property of Christian righteousness, vii. 427, &c. See Poverty of Spirit.
Hypocrite described, vi. 440, &c. His hope, 442. May hope to be happy, 443, &c. How he attains this hope, 448-460. How he continues and preserves this hope, 465-472. Relies 445on God’s mercy, 450. Is not afraid of his justice, ib. How he is deceived herein, 451,454. Enjoys peace and comfort in his mind, 445, &c. Mistakes the duties of the gospel, 454-457. His end is miserable, 473-478. 482-485. Is dejected under afflictions, 478, &c. and at the approach of death, 480-482. See Scribes and Pharisees, Righteousness of man.
Hypostatical union, v. 11, 12.
Idleness exploded, v. 39.
Idolatry, how practically committed, vi. 177, 178.
Jealousy is full of vexation, vii. 219.
Jeremy the prophet, in what particulars he resembled a bishop, v. 56.
Jesting, when inconvenient, v. 124.
Jews, their idolatry, impurity, rebellion, v. 502, &c. vi. 59, 62. God’s dealings with them, 59, &c. vii. 362, &c. Provoked God to wrath, vi. 189-192. vii. 360, &c. Their sinfulness, 245, &c. The cause of their undutifulness to God, vi. 205-207. Their unbelief inexcusable, vii. 237, &c. Believed a transmigration of souls, vi. 2, 3. Why God withdrew his Spirit from them, vii. 360, &c. Their deliverance out of Egypt and from Pharaoh, vi. 193, &c.
Ignorance is the foundation of the hypocrite’s hope, vi. 448, &c. When it excuseth a sin, v. 163-165, 364, 365. When not, 364.
Illumination of the Spirit, what, vii. 371. Is threefold, vii. 372-374.
Imitation of vice is base and servile, v. 138.
Impatience is compounded of pride and anger, vi. 537, &c.
Impediments. See Hinderances.
Impenitence. See Repentance delayed dangerous.
Impudence in prayer to God described, vii. 314, &c.
Inclinations, good, whence they proceed, vii. 377.
Indifference in things spiritual, vi. 76.
Indigence, whence it is a curse, vi. 413. See Poverty.
Indulgences condemned, v. 85. See Dispensations.
Industry necessary in all states of men, v. 38, &c. Why, 40.
Infirmity, sins of, v. 167. vii. 135.
Injuries done and said, which most resented by men, v. 428. A breach of Christian peace, vii. 7, &c. May be punished, vii. 19, &c.
Injustice. See Destruction, Spirit of God withdrawn.
Innocence and integrity required in a bishop, v. 60, &c.
Insensibility, vi. 151.
Instinct, v. 328.
Integrity. See Innocence.
Intemperance. See Aristotle.
Intention, v. 136. to sin, shews a love thereof, vi. 348, &c. By whom directed and governed, v. 213.446
Intercession of saints distinguished into general and particular, vii. 349. Of angels and saints disproved, 339, &c.
Intercessor, none other between God and man but Christ Jesus, vii. 339, &c.
Interest, private, the cause of contention, vii. 6.
Job’s affliction scarce to be equalled, vi. 120. Tended to his own good, vi. 28, 29.
Irreverence in prayer, vii. 314, &c.
Israelites. See Jews.
Judge, in Matt. v. 26. explained, v. 252.
Judgment (our own) ought not to be too pertinaciously adhered to, vii. 120, &c.
——can be passed by no man upon his own final estate, vi. 162. See Presumption, Security.
——will be executed by God for the sins of men, v. 216, 217, &c. See Destruction, God. Of God is irrevocable and irreversible, v. 267-271.
——particular or personal, vi. 147. When unjustly charged, 7-11, 29. Why unjustly charged in regard to God, 11-17. Should draw men to repentance, v. 178-180. vi. 389, &c. How to be most effectually averted, vi. 398, &c. vii. 175, 176. The end of God’s judgments, vi. 408, &c. What use to be made of them, vi. 434, &c.
——general, why inflicted for particular sins, vi. 398, &c.
Jurisdiction, ecclesiastical, its origin, v. 63. Settled by law, ib. See Church.
Justice divine, is essential to God’s nature, vi. 20, 364, &c. 527, &c. Could not be satisfied by any thing created, vi. 43. Is not to be escaped, v. 194. vi. 124, &c. Its method of proceeding, 124, 125. vii. 210, 216.
Justification of a sinner, v. 85. Should be our chief aim, v. 84, &c.
Kindness of God, vi. 525. See Goodness, Mercy.
Kingdom of Christ, what, vi. 56. vii. 274.
Kings not to be resisted by force. See Force, Passive Obedience, War.
King-killers, their judgments from God, vii. 231.
Knowledge of God, v. 209-211, 229. vi. 366-371, 374. How proved, v. 218-221. vi. 368, &c. Its excellency, vi. 371-380. Properties, vi. 371 &c. Certainty, ib. Independency, 373, &c. Universality, 374, &c. Of our thoughts, 379, &c. What influence it ought to have over us, 380-386.
Knowledge, human, vi. 320, &c. Its nature, 324, &c. By whom to be judged, 320. Why so much praised, ib. In itself is vain, 323. In matters of salvation is necessary, 322, 323. Is always attended with sorrow, 324-337. Is the instrument of 447affliction, 324. of melancholy, 325. and vexation of spirit, ibid. Whether it can be true, or relied upon, ibid. &c. Cannot be assured, 326. Cannot advance the real concerns of human happiness, 327-329. vii. 169, &c. Does not alter nor constitute the condition of things, vi. 327, &c. Is hard and laborious to be acquired, 329-332. Is never contented, 333. Its effects and consequences produce sorrow, 332-337. Is the cause of disputes, 335, &c. Opposeth new discoveries, 336. Can only find comfort when it seeks God, 337. Upon what principles it must commence, vii. 264, &c.
——angelical, its extent, vii. 339-346. See Divinity, Learning.
Labour is necessary to all men, v. 39. See Industry.
Language, injurious, is a breach of Christian peace, vii. 13, &.c. See Expressions outward, Revile not again.
Law of God is indispensable, v. 96, &c. Exceptions thereto, ibid.
——moral, obligatory, v. 87, &c.
——of the land, a laborious study, vi. 331. Whether it be lawful to go to law, vii. 79, &c. Is necessary, vii. 89, &c. Under what restrictions, 93, &c. 122. Upon what grounds it proceeds, 88, &c. Arguments against going to law, 81, &c.
Law, not under, but under grace, explained, v. 88, &c.
Learning, human, necessary in the ministerial function, v. 31. In what other callings necessary, vi. 331, &c. By whom most commended, 320. See Knowledge human.
Lent, its instruction and use, vi. 217. Mentioned by the council of Nice, and many of the ancient fathers, ibid.
Libels against the Church of England in the time of the grand rebellion, v. 65, &c.
Libertines, v. 51, &c. vii. 180.
Life is short, v. 46, 256, &c. Long enough for the purposes and end of our creation, 47, &c. Limited by God’s decree, 48. Is the only time to make our peace with God, 256, &c. Is uncertain, 263-266. All its secret passages are known to God, 212. May be defended by force of arms, vii. 66, &c. Its loss is irreparable, vii. 225.
——good, what, v. 285. vi. 279. Is necessary to salvation, 273, &c.
——spiritual, its fountain, v. 316. vi. 466.
——eternal, how to be obtained, v. 416. See Religion, Worship.
Light of the Spirit. See Illumination.
——natural, joins with revelation concerning a future state, v. 393-402.
——special, vii. 374, &c.
——notional, vii. 373.
——universal, why called the light of nature and of the Spirit, vii. 372, &c.
Lip-devotion is of no signification, vii. 156. See Form of Godliness.448
Live peaceably, Rom. xii. 18. explained, vii. 2-30. When impossible, 3-7. What duty is here commanded, 7-15. Means to perform it, 97-122. Motives to enforce it, 122-128.
Love of God towards man, why, v. 365-370. vii. 396.
——of Christ by man, what it is, vii. 278-290. Reasons and motives to induce us thereunto, 290, &c. How it may be known to be in us, 299 304.
——of glory. See Glory.
——of sin, is constant and habitual in the unregenerate, vii. 410, &c.
Lowliness of spirit. See Poverty of Spirit.
Lucius Sylla, v. 280.
Lusts, what are so, v. 343. How the cause of sin, v. 356-360. See Flesh.
Luxury, v. 461, 462.
Lying down, in Psalm cxxxix. 3. explained, v. 210.
Machiavel, v. 501. vii. 161.
Magi, or wise men, who they were, vii. 255, &c. Their quality, 257, &c. Their country, 258. The time of their coming to Jerusalem, 260, &c. By what kind of a star they were guided, 262, &c. How they could collect the birth of the Messiah from the sight of that star, 263, &c.
Mahomet, v. 29.
Malice, its effect, vi. 15-17. Against God, whence it proceeds, 35 &c.
Man in his natural state, or after his fall, v. 198, 313-315, 504, &c. vii. 191, 359, 370. His condition before the flood, vii. 357, &c. Is naturally at enmity with God, 359, &c. Considered as a member of a body politic, v. 37. And in a spiritual and temporal capacity, 37 40, &c. Cannot repent in the grave, 46, &c. How supported by Providence, 329-331. His obligations to God as his Creator, 334-336. Is unable to make any satisfaction to God, 261, &c.
Manifestation of the Son of God, how, vii. 235, &c. Why, 238. Was to remove and conquer delusion, 239, &c. Sin, 243, &c. Death, 247, &c.
Marcionites, v. 498.
Mediation of Christ, considered in regard of God, vii. 321-325. In regard to men, 326-330. Why only to be performed by Christ, 331-336.
Melancholy persons. See Spirit wounded.
Men-pleasers, v. 490.
Mercy of God over all his works, v. 323-341. Manifested in two respects, 321. vi. 41-44, 364, &c. Abused, the danger, v. 194, &c. vi. 58. Is pleasant to the soul, v. 29. To whom extended, vi. 451, &c. 525. By whom denied, vi. 287, &c. Vindicated, vii. 393, &c.449
Merit exploded, vi. 428. vii. 338, &c.
Metempsychosis, vi. 3.
Mind of man described, vi. 443, &c.
Ministry of God’s word. See Commission.
Miracles are the work of God, vi. 187, &c. Why used by Moses, v. 28. vi. 187. Wrought by Christ, and why, v. 28, 403, 404. By his disciples, vi. 97, &c. Continued in the church on extraordinary occasions, 188, &c. Pretended to by great impostors in religion, v. 28. Are difficult to be known to be really the work of God, vi. 313-318. Are not a sufficient proof that Christ was the Messiah, 310, 311, 316. Why God enabled his servants to work them, 187, &c. Are all inferior to the resurrection of Christ, 310, &c.
Misapprehension of God and his attributes, dangerous, vi. 448, &c. See Hypocrite.
Misery inflicted by man, not to be feared, v. 468-480.
——eternal, what, v. 415, 480, &c. How to be avoided, 482. Of an unrepenting sinner inevitable, 267, &c. See Destruction.
Mission of Christ, its divinity, v. 500, &c.
Misunderstanding of sin one cause of an hypocrite’s hope, vi. 452, &c.
Morality, its principal duties, vi. 223. Are the general duties for which a man will be judged at the last day, v. 82, 86, 87.
Mortification of the flesh is difficult, vii. 191. Advantageous, vi. 224, 234, 235. Is erroneously taught by the Church of Rome, 232, &c.
——of sin, what, vi. 347, &c. Necessary in believers, ib.
Mother, in Matt. x. 37, explained, vii. 276.
Murmurings against God unreasonable, v. 178-181. vi. 91, 522. Must be suppressed, 499, &c.
Name, good, how esteemed amongst men, v. 430.
Nature alone is weak, vi. 70, &c.
——of Christ. See Christ.
——of God is incomprehensible, vi. 363, &c.
Nebuchadnezzar, God’s wo or curse against him, vii. 211.
Nicolaitans, vi. 244, 248.
Night, in scripture, explained, v. 36.
Novelty. See Knowledge human.
Numa Pompilius, v. 28.
Oath of God, what, vi. 139.
Obedience, passive, vii. 213, 214. See Grotius, Paraeus, Passive.
——active and passive, include the whole duty of a Christian, v. 419.
Obstinacy against God’s judgments, its danger and folly, v. 178-181.
Offences against God and man, their difference, v. 383, &c.
Office of Christ. See Christ, Mediation, Intercessor, Mission.
Officer, in Matt. v. 26. explained, v. 253.450
Omnipresence of God, v. 220, &c.
Omniscience of God, v. 218, &c. vi. 366-371, 380-386.
——of Christ, vii. 332, &c. See Christ, Knowledge.
Opinion, probable, what it is, vi. 442. See Judgment.
Oppression is criminal, vii. 8, &c.
Ordinances of the Gospel, their efficacy, vi. 142 144.
Origen’s opinion of Christ’s body considered, v. 13.
Ὀρισθέντος explained, vi. 297, &c.
Parable contains two parts, v. 254. How it is to be applied, ib.
Paraeus, (David,) his doctrine concerning the resistance of a lawful prince, vii. 43, &c. Answered, 44-48.
Pardon must be accompanied with oblivion, v. 127.
Passions must be bridled, vi. 497.
Passive obedience, vii. 42, &c. 229, &c.
Path in Psalm cxxxix. 3, explained, v. 210.
Patience described, vi. 486. vii. 19, &c. Its excellency, vi. 506, &c. Difficult to be attained, 508. How to be practised, v. 421, &c. See Affliction, Submission to God’s Will.
Peace, its nature, vii. 37, &c. With all men impossible, 2, &c. With God, a necessary to salvation, v. 41, &c. Of conscience., not enjoyed by all men, vi. 237, &c. How endeavoured by the hypocrite, 452, &c.
Peaceably. See Live peaceably.
Pelagius, vi. 421. Doctrine of original sin, vii. 132. Of universal grace, vi. 84.
Penitent, dying, his capacity, vi. 274, 279, &c. May sincerely repent, 280, 292.
Perdition. See Destruction, and vi. 143.
Perfection of God, how to be imitated, vi. 385.
Perfections or abilities must not be overrated, v. 141, &c.
Persians’ behaviour at the lake Strymon, vi. 182.
Persuasion, peremptory, what it is, vi. 442.
Pharisees. See Scribes.
Philosophers, observation on their parentage, vi. 321. On their studies, 322.
Physic, a laborious study, vi. 331.
Piety. See Godliness.
Plato, how imitated by his scholars, v. 140.
Πληρόω explained, v. 22, 24.
Πνεῦμα, κατὰ, Kara, in Rom. i. 4. explained, vi. 300, &c.
Possible, in Rom. xii. 18. explained, vii. 15, &c.
Poverty not always the lot of the righteous, vi. 413. Is always a temptation to sin, 414. Is often a direct effect of vice, and a judgment of God, 413, &c. Sometimes it is the effect of knowledge or learning, 333. See Knowledge human.
Poverty of spirit, its nature, vi. 412-425. What it is not, 412, &c. Has an inward sense and feeling of our spiritual wants and defects, 416, &c. Is not presumptuous of its own 451state, 419. Dreads the justice of God and its own corrupt nature, 420. Seeks for mercy through Christ alone, 421, &c. Relies only upon God, 422. Believes that all men by nature are subject to the curse of the law, 422, 423. Works out his salvation with fear and trembling, 424. Whence this poverty ariseth, 425. How it may be obtained, 426. Entitles its possessor to the kingdom of heaven, 436.
Power of God irresistible, vi. 516. Can destroy both the soul and body of man in hell, v. 468.
——ministerial, when given to the Apostles, v. 32.
With power, in Rom. i. 4. explained, vi. 299, &c.
Praise of God, how to be performed, vi. 339, &c.
Prayer, what it is, vi. 339, 350-355. vii. 305. Its qualifications, 306-320. Extemporary condemned, 317, &c. A particular duty in time of affliction, vi. 490, &c. When acceptable to God, 230, 359, 362. vii. 306. When not effectual, vi. 355-362.
Praying by the spirit, how prevented, vi. 355, &c. In faith, how prevented, 356, &c. With zeal, how prevented, 358, &c.
Preachings and prayings, seditious in the time of the grand rebellion, v. 64, &c.
Precepts and counsels in the word of God, how distinguished by papists, v. 891.
Predestination, v. 347. See Election, Reprobation, Spirit of God withdrawn.
Preeminence of former times unreasonable, v. 242, &c.
Presbytery, v. 54. See Episcopacy.
Presumption, its nature, v. 201. Danger, 195. Origin, 378-382. Object, 199.
——or to presume, or to commit presumptuous sins, what, vi. 378-383. The most notable presumptuous sins, v. 175-190. The danger of falling into them, 198-201. Their bad consequences, 201-208. Are most difficult to be cured, 203, &c. Most hateful to God, 205, &c.
Prevailing explained, v. 70, &c.
Pride. See Presumption, Hypocrite, Sin, Angels. Hard to be subdued, v. 43.
Princes not subject to punishment, vii. 213, 214. See Passive Obedience.
Prison, in Matt. v. 27. explained, v. 253.
Proceedings of God against sinners, vi. 139. See God, Destruction.
Promise or vow, when to be made, vi. 157. Its obligation, 156, 157.
Promises of God, how to be understood, vi. 160, 161.
Prophecies mutually confirm and prove the things that fulfil them, v. 500, 501. Concerning Christ are not conclusive against Jews and sceptics, 403. vi. 309, &c.
Prosecutions, how they ought to be managed, vii. 89, &c. Ought not to be too rigorous, 112, &c. See Law.452
Prosperity, of sins committed therein, v. 175-178.
Providence of God is subservient to his ordinances, vi. 144. Its method of proceeding, 528, &c. Calls us to repentance, 154. Who they are that sin against God’s providence, v. 182-185.
Provoke God, its meaning, vi. 189, 193. Its sin, 190, &c.
Punishment, by whom to be executed, vii. 19.
——inflicted by God, on whom, vii. 214. See God, Afflictions. When mistaken by men, vi. 11, &c. Why concealed, 23, &c.
——eternal. See Death eternal, Destruction.
Purgatory, a fabulous conceit, v. 7. vii. 185.
Purity of heart, vii. 153. In what it consists, 162 168. It excludes all mixture and pollution, 155. Is not content with the form of godliness, vii. 156, &c. Fits and qualifies the soul for eternal happiness, 172, &c.
Purposes of God, how to be understood, vi. 160-162. Are different from the decrees of reprobation, 163, 164. Whether they be absolute and irrevocable, 158-160. Whether they be discoverable by man, 160-166.
Rage is a contest with God, vi. 503. must be avoided, vi. 502.
Railing, vii. 14, &c.
——against the church of England, when, v. 65.
Rashness, vii. 312.
Reason differs from sense, v. 406. Unassisted cannot improve the means of grace, vi. 70, &c. Enlightened preferreth Christ and his doctrine, v. 402-405. Its power over the appetites, 349, 350.
Regenerate persons, their spirit, vi. 419. Are subject to sin, 345. Cannot plead infirmity in excuse for their sins, v. 167-170. Their sins are most displeasing to God, 169.
Regeneration, v. 168, &c. vi. 345, 418. See Repentance, Believers.
Religion, its essential design, v. 80-83, vi. 212. Necessity, v. 297-299. The only means to make us truly virtuous, 285-295. Its state before Christ, 492, &c. Not to be judged from outward behaviour, 275, 285, 286. See Form of Godliness, Hypocrite. What makes it irksome, 283. How destroyed, 106.
Remorses of conscience, whence they arise, v. 393-398. See Stings.
Repentance, what it is, v. 105. vi. 252-255. Delayed is dangerous, v. 51, 267-271. vi. 241, 245, 256-267. And provoking to God, 268-272. Is a duty, 270, &c. Necessary to salvation, v. 99, &c. Its sincerity cannot be known by any outward acts, vi. 292, &c. Is mistaken by the hypocrite, 458. Is the gift of God, 262, 276, 295. Early, its advantages, 266. When is the properest time for it, v. 41-47, 100-103, 250, 256, 257, 259, 264. Its measure or extent, 103-106. Whether it be a punishment, 102, &c. It is a remedy against sin and the executive justice of divine vengeance, vi. 269, &c. 453The Romish doctrine concerning repentance erroneous, v. 100-103. Whether on a death-bed it can be effectual to salvation, vi. 273-289. How hindered on a sick-bed, 291, &c. It is foolish and hazardous to trust thereto, 290-295.
Repenting in God, its meaning, vi. 158.
Reprobation, v. 378. vi. 139, 153, 163, 164, 190, &c. 447.
Reproof, by whom to be given, v. 114-117. How, 117-127. When dangerous, 145-149. Its end, v. 119.
Reputation, v. 430, 431, 469. See Love of God.
Resentment, vii. 98, &c.
Resignation to God’s will, vii. 301.
Resisting the Spirit. See Spirit of God.
Resolution, good, vii. 207. What is necessary for a dying penitent, vi. 279, 280. Cannot be assured to be true in a dying person, 393.
Respect, to whom due, v. 122, &c.
Rest, what it meaneth, vi. 140. To enter into rest, 139-167. In a literal sense, 140, 141. Spiritual or mystical sense, vi. 141.
Restoration of king Charles II. unexpected, vi. 197.
Resurrection of Christ was by his own power, vi. 305. Proves his Godhead, 303-306. and sonship, 306-319. Surpassed all that he said or did, ibid. Is the best argument against the Jews, 312. and infidelity, 318.
Retaliation, no doctrine of Christianity, vii. 10, &c.
Revenge, when lawful, vii. 19, 20. When unlawful, vi. 502. vii. 28, 52, &c. Is a contest with God, vi. 503.
Revile not again, explained, v. 422-428. Its difficulty, 428-431. How to be performed, 432-437.
Right, natural, its extent, vii. 224, &c. When not to be exacted, 112-118.
Righteousness, perfect, is required by God of all men, vii. 414. Why, 430, &c. What it is, 406, 420, 430. How to be measured by man, 415. Its properties, 420-430.
——of Christ imputed does not render good works needless, v. 86, &c.
——of saints cannot be imputed, v. 86, &c.
Righteousness of God, vi. 363, 364, &c.
——of the pharisees, what it was, vii. 407. Its defects, 410-418.
Saints cannot intercede for us, vii. 346-356. nor help us, 350, &c. Are ignorant of what passes in this world, 347. Why God takes them out of this world, 346, &c.
Salvation, how to be wrought out by us, v. 41-45. Its difficulty, 259-263.
Σάρκα, κατὰ, in Rom. i. 3. explained, vi. 300.
Satan, how he tempts to sin, v. 199, 307, 312. See Devil, Temptation.454
Satisfaction for sin can be only made by Christ alone, vi. 40. vii. 250.
Saved, why few are, v. 407, 408. How, 41-45, 80.
Saul trained up for destruction, vi. 148.
Scribes and Pharisees, who they were, vii. 406, &c. The defects and insufficiency of their righteousness, vii. 410-418.
Scrupulosity an hinderance to devotion, vii. 308.
Scurrility never to be imitated, v. 432-437.
Searedness of conscience, what, vi. 151.
Security in a sinful state dangerous, and how to be cured, v. 457, 458. vi. 111, 136, 137,448-463. See Hardness of Heart, Hypocrite.
Seeing, vii. 427. Represents an object the best of all the senses, 170. Is most universally used, ib. Conveys pleasure and delight, vi. 171. Is most capacious and insatiable, ibid. &c.
Seeing God explained, vii. 169-172.
Self-denial. See Fasting, Mortification, Revile not again.
Self-love, its cause, vi. 431. Danger, v. 380. Is opposed by the gospel, vi. 417.
Self-opinion, vi. 417. See Knowledge human.
Self-preservation, vii. 66, &c.
Self-trial or examination is necessary, vi. 471, &c. vii. 312, &c.
Sense, how it differs from reason, v. 406. Its power over reason, ibid.
Service of God is a diligent pursuit of our callings, v. 38-46.
——of sin is painful and laborious, vii. 144, &c.
Shame and sorrow, how to be discerned, v. 293. vi. 426.
Silence commendable, vi. 510.
Sin, its nature, v. 191-194, 385. vii. 130, 149, &c. Cause, v. 343, 354-356. Seat, vii. 182-188. May be committed in intention, vi. 348, &c. vii. 137. Admits many degrees, vi. 470. Its danger, 470, 471. Prevents and destroys the favours of God, v. 371-378. Is always attended with misery and bitterness, 358. Is often the cause of afflictions and bodily diseases, vi. 2, 387, &c. Is always attended with sorrow, v. 394. Is often falsely charged, 344-353. Is man’s darling, vi. 342-350. vii. 189, 190. How it prevails on the affections, v. 358. Its heinousness, 385. vii. 149, &c. May be found in the regenerate, vi. 345, &c. See Regenerate Persons. Cannot be numbered, vi. 45. The greatness of its object, 48, &c. vii. 148. Its service is most toilsome, 145, &c. How to be measured, 148. Misapprehended, the cause of an hypocrite’s false hope, vi. 452, &c. Must be avoided, vii. 166. Mortified, v. 42, &c. Crucified, vii. 193-202. By what means, 203-205. How to be destroyed in man, 206, 207. Its vanity, v. 359-361. Prevents praying by the Spirit, vi. 355, &c. See Prayer. How forgiven by God, vi. 37, &c. See Christ, Forgiveness.
——original, vii. 108. See Pelagius. Whether the cause of all worldly afflictions, vi. 5.455
Sin, actual, vii. 132. How it differs from original sin, 138. Is committed either in words, 133. actions, 134, 369, &c. or desires, 134. Its degrees or measure of sinfulness, 135-138.
——venial, such a distinction in sin tends to promote a bad life. v. 89-92.
——habitual, v. 188-190, 203. Cannot be hid from God, 222, &c. Its danger, 198-201. Sad consequences, 201-208. Remedy, 191-197.
——secret, is known to God, v. 224, &c.
——presumptuous, what, v. 160-167. How it differs from the sin of infirmity, 167-174. Which are the most notable sins of presumption, 175-190.
——national sins require national humiliation, vi. 397, &c.
——particular, punished with general judgments, vi. 399, &c. Are specially noted by God, 402, &c.
——against nature is most abominable, vii. 373.
——against the Holy Ghost, what, vii. 403.
——of angels more heinous than the sin of man, v. 505, &c.
Sincerity of heart is known to God, v. 231, &c. How to be tried, 412-415.
Sinners, vii. 192. Are atheists in their hearts, v. 221. Danger, 457-459. How called to repentance, vi. 155. May be justified, v. 85. When sealed up by God to destruction, vi. 142-157. How, 153-157. How this may be known, 165, 166. See Destruction, God, Spirit of God withdrawn, Unregenerate.
Slander, how to be borne with, v. 432-437.
Sleep, of what use to the afflicted,, vi. 116.
Socinians’ doctrine of redemption, vii. 194. Of Christ’s nature, v. 5-12. Of God’s knowledge, vi. 366, &c. Of going to war, vii. 23.
Socinus. See Socinians.
Sodomites, v. 364.
Solifidians, vii. 180.
Son of God, how manifested, vii. 235-238. Why, 238-248. How he destroys the works of the Devil, 248-251. Why he was troubled in spirit, vi. 112. See Christ.
Sons of perdition, how fitted to destruction, vi. 143-154. See Destruction, Sinners.
Sorrow, how increased. See Knowledge human.
——on a death-bed, its uncertainty, vi. 294, &c.
——spiritual. See Spirit wounded.
Sovereignty of God is absolute, vi. 519. See God, Sin.
Soul, how it contracts sin, vii. 182-188. Sympathizeth with the body, 188. Cannot make any improvement in virtue without the grace of God, vi. 69, &c. How known to be a vessel of God’s wrath. See Destruction, Sinners. Is immortal, v. 467. Its best state is separate from the body, vi. 481.
Spirit, unclean. See Fasting.456
Spirit of holiness, in Rom. vii. 4. explained, vi. 300, &c.
——of truth, who, vi. 96-100. vii. 398. Its benefits to man, 399, &c. Pretences thereto, how to be tried, vi. 100.
——wounded, a discourse thereon, vi. 106-138. Its meaning, 108. When said to be wounded, 109. Who are the proper objects of this trouble, no. Its misery, v. 455. In what its great misery doth appear, vi. in 124. The signs thereof, 120, 121. How it is brought upon the soul, 124-131. Its cure, in. Why God permits it, v. 456. vi. 131-135. Is no token of God’s displeasure, 134-136. nor of a sinful state, 137, 138. Must not be derided, 136.
Spirit of God withdrawn, its sad consequences, vii. 358, 399, &c. At what time, 359-364. May be finally withdrawn, 382-397.
——of God dealeth earnestly with the hearts of men, vii. 359. May be resisted, 364-376. How, v. 185. vii. 377-382. See also, 367. Motives against resisting the Spirit, 398-404. See Grace of God, Hardness of Heart.
Star. See Magi.
Stars cannot influence man to sin, v. 347-349.
Stings of conscience, vi. 127.
Study, the hardest of all labour, vi. 329-332.
Stupidity, vi. 151.
Submission to the will of God, v. 246. vi. 487-515. Does not consist in an insensibility of afflictions, but in a patient resignation under the hand of God, 492, &c. In his understanding, 493. Will, 495. Passions and affections, 497. And in his speeches, 499-502. By abstaining from all rage and desire of revenge, 502, &c. Its worth and excellency, 506. Is hard to be obtained, 508, &c. Must be begun early, 511. Arguments for the reasonableness of this submission, 516, &c. And it is both necessary, 531, &c. prudent, 533, &c. and decent, 536.
Sufferings of Christ, vi. 112-114. How to be considered by Christians, 132. Should deter us from sin, ibid.
Supererogation is impious, v. 93.
Surprise, no excuse for presumptuous sins, v. 166, &c. vii. 135.
Suspense, how caused, v. 401.
Sware in my wrath, explained, vi. 139, 140.
Swearing, what it means, vi. 139, 140. Is dangerous, 166. See Oath.
Sycophants, vii. 108. See Flattery.
Tale-bearing, the pest of society, vii. 104-111. Must be discountenanced, ibid.
Temper, Christian, vi. 418.
——and constitution of body no excuse for sin, v. 349-353.
Temperance in meat and drink, a duty, vi. 212, &c.
Temptation, its power, v. 506. See Satan, Devil. How to be 457conquered, v. 485. See Sin. Must be avoided, vii. 166, &c. See Believers.
Tempted, who are, v. 342.
Tempter. See Satan.
Themistocles, v. 279.
Theodoras Cyrenaeus, vi. 168.
Things, all, by whom they are filled, v. 22, &c.
——are known to God. See Knowledge of God, Omniscience.
——are twofold, vi. 376, &c.
Thoughts, good, their origin, v. 227. vi. 71. vii. 300, 377. Of man are evil continually, 357. Are all known to God, vi. 379, &c. Upon their goodness depends the purity of the heart, vii. 163. Sins of our thoughts by whom judged, v. 224. Are most opposite to the nature of God, 226.
Threatenings of God, vi. 161.
Time is harmless, v. 247. Precious, 50. Present, is not worse than former times, 240, &c. 243, &c. In what cases to be distinguished into good and bad, 235.
Timorousness, vii. 219.
Tongue-complaining. See Murmurings.
Tongues, the gift of, vi. 98.
Torments, eternal, v. 481. See Destruction.
Transmigration, vi. 3.
Transubstantiation, a ridiculous doctrine, v. 17.
Treasure in heaven explained, v. 392.
Trouble. See Affliction.
——for sin. See Repentance, Sorrow.
Trust in God. See Confidence towards God.
Truth, v. 73, &c. Is suitable to the mind of man, vi. 93, &c. Clears the conscience from guilt, 95. of doubt and scruples,
Valentinians, v. 499.
Ubiquity of Christ’s human nature by whom asserted, v. 18, 19.
Vegetation, v. 325-327.
Vice, v. 118, 286. How it enters into man, 356-359. Its danger, 298. Hard to be subdued, 43, &c. vi. 209, &c. Tolerated among the heathens, v. 288. vii. 244, 245. Among the Jews, 245, &c.
Violence unlawful, vii. 7, &c. See Force, War.
Virginius, vii. 69.
Virtue, in what it consists, v. 285-295, Omitted is dangerous, 357. Is necessary to salvation, 44, &c. In another must not be overrated, 141, &c. Was mistaken by the heathen, vii. 241. By the hypocrite. See Hypocrite.
Virtues of the heathens, v. 273. See Glory.
Unbelief, its danger, v. 415-418.
Uncleanness. See Adultery.458
Understanding, its use and advantage, vi. 65, 493.
Unprofitableness of man to God, vi. 428, &c.
Usury, vii. 147.
Unworthiness, vii. 309, 310.
Vow, its obligation, vi. 156, 157. When to be made, ibid.
Wages of sin. See Death.
Want, considered in itself, is a curse, vi. 412. See Poverty.
War, what it is, vii. 17, &c. Its cause, ib. and 40. different kinds, 17, &c. When lawful for Christians, 17,&c. 36, &c. Whether it be lawful, made against our lawful prince, 39, &c. 229, &c. Is only to be used in the nature of a remedy, 36. Arguments against it answered, 24, &c. Scriptures against it explained, 2834.
Way, Matt. v. 26. explained, v. 252.
Ways, in Psalm cxxxix. 3. explained, v. 211.
Will of God, what, vi. 160.
——of man, its power, v. 348, 349, 354. vi. 84, &c. Its office, 354. Is the fountain of sin, 354 356. When truly submissive, 495, &c. How convicted, vii. 376, &c.
Wisdom of God, vi. 23, 521. vindicated, vii. 392.
——carnal, opposeth grace, vi. 75.
Wise men. See Magi.
Wish, what, vi. 172. When punishable by God, ib. See Desires.
Word of God, sinners against it, v. 181-183. Is the means by which he speaketh to man, vii. 366, &c. The danger of hearing it negligently, 367, &c. Of acting contrary thereto, 368, &c.
Words, what care should be taken of them, 13, &c.
Works, good, necessary, v. 50. vii. 409.
——of supererogation. See Supererogation.
——of the Devil, what, vii. 238, &c. How conquered, 239-248. How destroyed, 248-251.
——of grace, vi. 27, &c.
——of the Spirit, vii. 371, &c.
——of God are over all his works, v. 323-341. vi. 25, &c.
World, its beauty, v. 325, &c. State before Christ, 492. vii. 238, &c. Considered in its natural and moral perfections, v. 235. Does not grow worse by length of time, 236-239. How its delusion is removed, vii. 248, &c.
Worship, how to be performed, vi. 341, &c. 428, &c. Motives thereto, vi. 360-362. Mistaken by the heathens, vii. 240, &c. See Religion.
Wrath of God, how to be avoided, vi. 166-167. See Sware in my wrath, Anger of God. \459
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