Table of Contents

The Doctrine of Justification by Faith, through the Imputation of the Righteousness of Christ; explained, confirmed, and vindicated.

Prefatory note.

To the reader.

General considerations, previous unto the explanation of the doctrine of justification.

Chapter I. Justifiying faith; the causes and object of it declared.

Chapter II. The nature of justifying faith.

Chapter III. The use of faith in justification; its especial object farther cleared.

Chapter IV. Of justification; the notion and signification of the word in Scripture.

Chapter V. The distinction of a first and second justification examined. The continuation of justification: whereon it does depend.

Chapter VI. Evangelical personal righteousness, the nature and use of it. Final judgement, and its respect unto justification.

Chapter VII. Imputation, and the nature of it; with the imputation of the righteousness of Christ in particular.

Chapter VIII. Imputation of the sins of the church unto Christ. Grounds of it. The nature of his suretiship. Causes of the new covenant. Christ and the church one mystical person. Consequents thereof.

Chapter IX. The formal cause of justification, or the righteousness on the account whereof believers are justified before God. Objections answered.

Chapter X. Arguments of justification by the imputation of the righteousness of Christ — The first argument from the nature and use of our own personal righteousness.

Chapter XI. The nature of the obedience that God requires of us. The eternal obligation of the law thereunto.

Chapter XII. The imputation of the obedience of Christ unto the law declared and vindicated.

Chapter XIII. The nature of justification proved from the difference of the covenants.

Chapter XIV. The exclusion of all sorts of works from an interest in justification. What is intended by “the law,” and the “works” of it, in the epistles of Paul.

Chapter XV. Faith alone.

Chapter XVI. The truth pleaded farther confirmed by testimonies of Scripture. Jer. xxiii. 6.

Chapter XVII. Testimonies out of the evangelists considered.

Chapter XVIII. The nature of justification as declared in the epistles of St Paul, in that unto the Romans especially.

Chapter XIX. Objections against the doctrine of justification by the imputation of righteousness of Christ. Personal holiness and obedience not obstructed, but furthered by it.

Chapter XX. The doctrine of the apostle James concerning faith and works. Its agreement with that of St Paul.


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