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Wherein the several General Heads are specified, the Sections and Subdivisions set down in order,
with a Reference to the Chapter and Page.
Sect. 1. SHEWING what religion is, and
how the knowledge of it is to be at
tained . . .. . ... :
Sect. 11. The necessity of searching the
Sect. ii. Of the Scriptures, their autho-
rity, ose, end, and excellency . .
See preaching of the word, chap. xxv.
Chap. II. of God: his nature, attri-
butes, and works . .
Sect. 1. His names, and titles, .
Sect. 11. He is a Spirit . .
Sect. 111. His excellency, majesty,
greatness, perfection, glory, and
sovereignty, and absoluteness. His
providence . .
See more in the duty of fearing Go
Sect. iy. He is invisible . . . 17
Sect. v. He is incorruptible . .
Sect. vi. He is the most strong, al-
mighty, and omnipotent God; a
rock . . .
. . ib.
Sect. vir. He is omniscient, omnipre-
sent, immense . .
Sect. viii. He is most wise .
Sect. ix. He is most boly .
Sect. x. He is most just..
Sect. . He is compassionate, pitiful,
and merciful . : . .
See chap. xxxi.
Sect. xn. He is long-suffering, and
Sect. xi. He is gracious, good, and
bountiful . .
Sect. xiv. He is faithfulness and
Sect. xv. He is unchangeable . .
Sect. xvi. He is infinite and unsearch-
able . . . . . .
Sect. XVII. He is eternal . .
Sect. xvii. He, only, is the true and
living God :
. . . ib.
See of worshipping God, chap. xiv.
Idolatry, chap. xxxviii.
Ceap. III. of the one God, Father,
Son, and Spirit; or the Trinity . . 25
See more of Christ's excellency, chap. v.
See more of the Spirit, chap. xix. sect. i.
Chap. IV. Of Man, in his first estate,
wherein he was created ; and of his
.. . . 28
First. Of his first state . . ib.
Secondly, of his fall . . . ib.
Thirdly. Of man's state by nature,
since sin entered .. : 29
Sect. 1. Corrupt, unclean, and despe.
rately wicked ..
See more of sin, chap. xiv.
Sect. 11. Ignorant, opposing the true
God, and adoring idols . . . **
See more of ignorance, chap. xxxvi.
Sect. un. In servitude to Satan and
sin . . . . .
Sect. iv. The sad fruit and end of such
See more of God's judgments against
sinners, chap. xiv.
Fourthly. Under what case the law
concludes men . : . : 39
Sect. 1. Under sin and guilt . .
Sect. 11. Under the curse thereof .
Sect. I. The deeds of the law, or sa-
crifices under it, cannot justify or
purge from sin, but still leave sin-
ners under guilt, condemnation, and
wrath . . . . . . ib.
CHAP. V. Of man's salvation and re-
demption; how it came, and by what
means . . .
Sect. 1. From God only, and no other-
wise . . .
Sect. II. Who he is, and by whom this
salvation is conveyed, and wrought:
Jesus Christ . . . . .
Sect. 111. The excellency of this Sa-
viour, his fulness, and dignity in his
person and authority . . . 49
Sect. iv. The excellency of this Sa-
viour, his fulness, and dignity in his
nature . . . .
See more in pardon and salvation by Christ
alone, chap. viji.
Chap. VI. How Christ wrought this
salvation for sinners: what he was
made, and is, and what he did, in
order to it . . .
Sect. 1. He is Mediator. . . ib.
Sect. Ir. He took upon him the nature
of man, and humbled himself. . ib.
Sect. 111. He is made an High Priest 57
Sect. iv. He offered himself to God as
a sacrifice; suffered for the sins of
mankind, made peace through the
shedding of his own blood, by
which he entered into the holiest
for us. .
. . . 58
Sect. v. He fulfilled all righteousness
of the law; bore the curse; took
away the hand-writing of ordi CHAP. XI. The children of God them.
nances ; is our righteousness . . 61/ selves may be overtaken in faults; are
See more of justification, chap. viii.
not free from sinful dispositions and
Sect. vi. He sanctifieth us: is our inclinations in this life; and there-
sanctification . . . . 62 fore may deserve to be chastised of
Sect. vii. He riseth from the dead . ib. God . . . . . . 103
Sect. viii. He ascended into heaven: Sect. 1. In general it is affirmed . ib.
is our way to the Father, our advo-
Sect. 11. Particular instances of the
cate and intercessor there .
failings of God's children recorded 104
Sect. ix. He is made our king and Sect. III. God will punish and correct
head, to encounter, and conquer
the righteous for sin . . . 108
our enemies : to rule for and in us . See God's threatenings and judgments
Sect. x. He is our prophet and shep-
against sin and sinners, chap. xiv.
herd, to teach, guide, and feed us . CHAP. XII. Of the privileges of the
Sect. xi. He is our all, in all things : righteous, and their excellency above
our completeness and perfection . 68 others : what God hath done, doth,
Chap. VII. 'God's free choice of us in and will do for them, more than for
Christ Jesus to eternal life, and call others; and what they can do with
ing of us according to his purpose and
God, &c. .
. . . 109
grace . . . .
69 See more in the next chapter of union and
Chap. VIII. Pardon and remission of
relation to Christ.
sins; reconciliation and peace with See the advantages of faith, chap. ix.
God; justification and sanctification See privileges in afflictions, chap. xx.
before God; eternal life and salvation In times of common calamities, chap. xxi.
free, through the grace of God, by the
See the glory reserved for believers,
death, sacrifice, and sufferings of
74 | Chap. XIII. Of the union and relation
between Christ and his church, and
In particular , .
their mutual love and esteem ; toge-
Sect. 1. Pardon of sins .
ther with the manifestation thereof . 119
Sect, 11. Reconciliation and peace CHAP. XIV. Of the duties of believers,
with God .
especially such as would excel. First,
Sect. in. Justification and sanctifica Toward God . . . . . 121
tion before God , ..
78 Sect. 1. In general, to live to God,
Sect. iv. Eternal life and salvation 80 not to themselves : to be holy, fruit-
See more in chap. ix. sect. i.
ful, walking in the light, in an ho-
Chap. IX. How men have the benefit
nest, heavenly, and spiritual con-
of this salvation; or by what means it
versation, worthy of their high call-
becomes theirs in particular
ing: to glorify God, and mind the
Sect. 1. By faith . . . . ib. things above
Sect. 11. Of faith, in its nature and Sect. 11. In particular : to love God
object, use, benefits, and advantages,
the Father, and our Lord Jesus
further than as before, relating to
Christ, and set our affections on
this salvation , ·
things above . . . . 126
In its nature and object . . Sect. ill. As fruits of love to God and
Sect. 111. Farther benefits and advan-
Christ, to delight themselves in God,
tages of faith ,
long for, pant after him, make their
See more, trusting in God, chap. xvi.
boast of, glory and rejoice in God
Sect. iv. The effects or fruits, by
and Christ, as their portion and rest.
which we know a right faith :
And to obey and hearken to the
See fruits of the Spirit, chap. xix.
laws and words of God and Christ . 127
Sect. v. The dangerous state and issue First. To delight in, long for, pant
of unbelief .
. 92 after, make their boast of, glory
Cuap. X. Characters of saints, good
and rejoice in God and Christ, as
men, believers, appearing in word and
their portion and rest . . ib.
deed . . . . . .
Secondly.' To obey and hearken to
Sect. I. That such may be known
the laws and word of God in
from others by their fruits , . ib. Christ . .
Sect. 11. The particular fruits of the See more of disobedience, sect. xiv.
Spirit, which are indispensably ne-
cessary to real saints . . . ib. Sect. iv. Worship God, and sanctify
See more of the fruits of faith, chap. ix.
him therein . . .
of the fruits of the Spirit, chap. xix.
See more in chap. XIV. and of idolatry,
In duties, chap. xiv. xv. xvi.
In each duty in affliction, chap. xx.
Sect. v. To believe, and be found in
In duties to magistrales, chap. xxii.
the practice of the things of God,
and his worship, but that which
IV. God's expostulations, com-
clearly (according to the precepts,
plaints, threatenings, and judg-
roles, and examples of the scrip-
ments against sinners, for their
tores) appears to be Christ's mind,
several sins, disobedience, and
upon which we can in faith expect
rebellions . . . . 192
acceptance. . .
See more of man's state by nature, chap. iii.
Sect. vi. To pray unto God: of prayer | Of God's correcting his children for sin,
at large . . . . 142
, chap. xi. ,
See more of afflictions, chap. XX. common
Pardon of sin, chap. viii.
calamities, chap. xxi.
Sect. xv. To own and profess the true
Sect, yri. To take especial notice of the
God, and our Lord Jesus Christ,
acts of God's goodness and mercy;
boldly before men; and to wait for
keep memorials thereof, celebrate
Christ's second coming . . 203
bis praises, extol him, and stir up
I. To own and confess the true
others so to do . . . . 149 God and our Lord Jesus Christ
Sect. viu. To fear God, and none else;
before men . . . . ib.
the arguments for it .
See more of owning him in time of persecu-
I. Not to fear any else; or other
tion, chap. xx.
fear . . .
Of perseverance, sect. xvii.
II. Fear God. :
II. To wait for the second coming
Sect. ix. To trust in God, and in none
of Christ . . ..
else, in all cases: the arguments
See more, his coming to judgment,
I. Not in any else . . . ib. Sect. xvi. To walk with God heartily,
II, In God alone . . 163 uprightly, sincerely, and to follow
See more of faith, chap. ix.
him fully and zealously: the reasons
Sect. x. To look with faith, and hope,
thereof . . . . . 206
and perseverance unto God in all
See also hypocrites, &c. chap. xxv.
cases: the arguments for such be-
Sect. xvii. To stick fast to God, and
not to depart from him: to abide
See more in the nature and use of faith,
in the faith and practice of his will,
and persevere to the end: the rea-
Sect. xi, To walk humbly before God,
sons . . . .
abasing ourselves, opposing all bigh
1. To persevere and abide in faith
thoughts, and avoiding boasting: the
and practice, &c. .
· · 173 See more of holding fast to God in time of
See more of submitting in affliction, ch. xx.
affliction, chap. XX.
See of death, chap. xxxii.
II. That believers shall have grave
Sect. xii. The excellence of meekness
and power to stand .. . . 218
and patience: the encouragements
See more of God upholding us in afflictions,
See more, duties of brethren in the
Sect. XVIII. To take care to watch di-
ligently over ourselves, with a holy
Duties to all men, chap. xvii.
jealousy and fear, lest we should
Duties to persecutors, chap. XX.
apostatise and depart from God, his
Sect. XII. To take heed to our lips,
truths, and ways, into any error or
that our words be not rash, but true,
sin: the reasons : our danger .220
seasonable, well ordered, and sa See more instances of the failings of God's
Foury . . . . . . 182
children, chap. xi.
Sect. xiv. To confess and mourn for
Of the tempers, methods, &c. chap. xxviii.
sin, depart from it, and watch against
CHAP. XV. Duties of believers, brethren
it: the arguments. God's complaint
against, and reasoning with siliners :
in the Lord, each to other, as such;
his threatenings and judgments
and as standing in that relation one to
against sin and sinners .
Seot. 1. To love each other: the kinds
II. To confess our sins to God: both
of it . . . . . . ib.
our own and others; and to mourn
Sect. n. To sympathise with each other
for them . . .
in pity and compassion; help and
See more in affliction, chap. xxij.
comfort one another, and bear one
In common calamities, chap. xxiij.
another's burdens . : : .223
In prayer, chap. xvi.
See also this duty, how we should behave to
III. To depart from sin, and all ap-
the afflicted, chap. XX.
pearance of it: hate it, and avoid Sect. in. To honour and esteen each
the occasions of it; the reasons 188 other : and be kind and affectionate 225
See duties in general, sect. i.
See more of walking humbly, chap. xiv.
1. What sin isins to God: both
Sect. iv. Not rashly and unadvisedly Sect. vii. To behave humbly and cour-
to take up a prejudice against any,
teously toward all; giving them due
believe reports, take offence or be
respect . .
. . 248
angry ; but tenderly forgive, cover Sect. VIII. To avoid all unnecessary
faults, and restore offenders in love 225 society and fellowship with wicked
Sect. v. To live peaceably, avoid
men . . . . . . 249
whispering, tale-bearing, and what CHAP. XVIII. How men come truly and
soever tends to divide or disturb spiritually to know the only true God,
peace . . . . . . 227 and Jesus Christ whom he hath sent;
Sect. vi. To rebuke, reprove, exhort, and the mysteries of salvation by him.
admonish, and warn each other, &e. To believe it, bring forth fruit, and
To take such rebukes, &c. well from persevere through difficulties, to eter-
each other . . . . . 229 nal life . :.. ....
1. To rebuke, exlort, &c.
Sect. I. Man of himself not able to do
II. To take such rebukes, &c. well 230 these things . . . . . ib.
See more of church discipline, chap. xxv. Sect. 11. God in Christ doth all freely;
Sect. vii. To confess to and pray for
and that according to promise . 251
each other. . .
I. In general . . .
Sect. viii. To be of one mind . 231 II. In particular, God gives the
Sect. ix. To walk wisely and chari-
knowledge of himself, &c. in the
tably one toward another : and in
gospel . . . . . 254
things indifferent, to have respect See more of knowledge, chap. xxxvi.
to the weak, and to avoid offences
Sect. 111. To give faith or ability to be
Sect. x. To distribute and communi-
lieve . .
. . 256
cate to each others' necessities: give Sect. iv. To make fruitful, to enable
to the poor . . . . . 233 to subdue sin, and profit in grace 257
See more in shewing mercy to all,
Sect. v. To give power to persevere in
faith and obedience . . . 259
Of giving to enemies, chap. xx. .
See more of perseverance, chap. xiv.
of church collections for the poor,
Sect. vi. God, in Christ, doth com-
mand, encourage, and invite by pro-
Chap. XVI. Duties of believers toward
mises, to come to him for these, and
each other, as they stand related one
cast our care upon him. . . 262
to another in the flesh . . . 236 CHAP. XIX. How God works and effects
Sect. 1. Husbands to wives, and wives these things in the hearts and spirits of
to husbands. Of marriage, &c. Of believers . . . . . . 264
women . . . . . ib. Sect. 1. By his Spirit, whom he pro-
Sect. 11. Parents to their children, and
children to their parents .
Sect. 11. Of the Spirit of Godo
Sect. II. Masters to their servants, and
his being given to, and dwelling in
servants to their masters . . 242 believers ; working in them, and
Sect. iv. Magistrates to subjects, and
opon others; the nature and fruits
subjects to magistrates . . . 243 thereof. Saints' duties towards the
See magistrates at large, chap. xxii.
Spirit, &c. . . . . 266
Chap. XVII. The duties of believers to-
1. Of the Spirit of God working in
ward men: those who are without, un-
believers, and upon others
believers, enemies . . . .
ib. II. The nature, working, and fruits
of the Spirit
Sect. 1. In general.
. . . .
Sect. 11. In particular; not to judge
Sect. Ir. Saints' duties towards the
them, or speak evil of them . .244
Spirit . . .
Sect. 111. Be just, righteous, true and
1. To follow him, and make ase of
faithful to, and with them, in all
him . . . . . .
things of trust and dealing . . 245
II. Not to sin against, grieve, or
Sect. iv. To live peaceably, not inter-
quench the Spirit . . .
meddling with others; nor idle, or
Chap. XX. Of afflictions, troubles, and
trifling . . . . . 246
persecutions : :,
Sect. 1. To whom they belong, or who
Sect. v. Not to be discontented, angry,
or revengeful against them; but to
may expect them · ·
behave themselves meekly, gently,
I. Common to all
and patiently toward them; bearing
II. More especially to Christian ***
. . . ib.
believers . .
See more of meekness, chap. xiv.
First, The Holy Ghost affirms it ib.
Sect. vi. To pity then, shew them
Secondly. The saints have been
mercy, pray for them, and return
them good for evil, love for hatred 247 I. From God more immediately . ib,
II. From inen, by persecutions . 275 wonderful have their deliver-
First. From wicked men, hea-
ances been: and then hath sal-
thens . . . . . ib.
vation appeared in their extre-
Secondly. From hypocritical pro-
mity . . . . . 295
fessors, men zealous of the law
Cons. IX. . That afflictions and per-
and traditions . . .277
secutions shall redound to the
Sect. 11. For wbat ends God doth cor-
benefits of God's children . . 297
rect his children, and suffer them to
See of the ends of God in afflicting,
be persecuted .
sect, ii. and cons. v.
1. To exercise and try their faith
Cons. X. That God will not always
and obedience . . . . ib.
suffer his children to lie under
II. To bumble and purge them . 281 afflictions and persecutions; but
III. To make them remember God
will bring deliverance and re-
and things above ; look to, own,
store joy :
. . 298
and close with them . . . ib. Cons. XI. That afflictions and per-
IV. For God's glory, and the fur-
secutions have been the lot of
therance of the gospel . . 282 Christ himself, and of the saints in
V. For the procuring of great good
all ages . . . . . 301
and advantage to those who are Sect. iv. The duties of the saints, and
exercised with trouble, &c. . 283 how they ought to behave them-
Sect. 111. The considerations which
selves in trouble, both toward God
should bear up, stay, and comfort
. . .S02
the spirits of believers in their afflic-
First. Toward God . .
tions, and under persecutions . 285 1. To see God in them, as being
Cops. I. God appoints them; and
sent by him . . .
. . ib.
that for good ends . . . ib. See also common calamities, chap. xxi.
Cons. Il. That such who are so ex-
II. To submit to God with an en-
ercised are blessed and happy;
tire resignation under troubles . 303
and so pronounced in scripture :
III. To confess their sins, and jus-
it is a seal of sonship, of God's
tify God . . . . . 305
choice love, and of their salva See more of confession of sin, chap. xiv.
tion . . . . . ib. IV. To hold fast to God, own the
Cons. Ill. That God well knows
Lord Jesus, his people, and ways
the designs and ways of Satan,
in the midst of trouble and perse-
and of all the adversaries of be-
cutions . . . . . 305
lievers : and that they can do no
See Perseverance, chap. xiv.
more, nor proceed further against
V. To be cheerful under affliction,
us, than God permits. He turns
and rejoice at being counted
about their purposes. . . 286
worthy to suffer for Christ . 307
Cons. IV. That God orders and de-
VI. To call upon the Lord for
termines the measure, manner,
help, support, and salvation 308
time, and continuance of afflic-
See more of prayer, chap. xiv.
tions and persecutions; and that In common calamities, chap. xxi.
according to our necessities . 289 VII. Not to fear, but believingly
Cops. V. That God doth sometimes
commit their cause to God, and
make enemies and persecutors
quietly wait for his salvation . 310
themselves to attest the saints' See also irusting in, and waiting for God,
innocency when they suffer; and
will surely avenge them of their
Secondly. Duties of Believers
adversaries . . . . 290 . toward enemies not persecu-
Cons. VI. That God will comfort,
tors in a time of suffering 314
uphold, and preserve his, in all
I. To be patient, quiet, and sober
their troubles, and not lay more
toward them; not revenge, or
upon them than they can bear • 291 return evil for evil, or reviling
See common calamities, chap. xxi.
for reviling; but forgive them ib.
Cons. VII. That the righteous are
II. Not to desire or rejoice in the
near and dear to God in Christ;
hurt of enemies, &c. . . 313
so that he takes notice of their
III. To pray for and do good to
afflictions and troubles; and is
persecutors and enemies . 314
said to be persecuted and afflicted
IV. To use lawful and honest means
in their persecutions, &c. . . 294 for avoiding and delivering them-
See union and relation between Christ
selves and others from afflictions
and his church, chap xiii.
and persecutions . . . ib.
Cons. VIJI. That the greater the
V. To look to the cause of our
afflictions and distresses of the
sufferings, that it be for well do-
righteous have been, the more
ing, for Christ, and a good con-