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Effects of it.--The distinction of zealous and vi
cious Anger.- Arguments for the Mitigation of our
Anger....

........ ........... 427 BOOK II. Of Moderation in MATTER OF JUDGMENT. Introduction. Of the Danger of Immoderation in matter of

Judgment, and of the Remedy in general.
Lukewarmness to be avoided in Religion.-
Zeal required in the matters of God; but to

be tempered with Discretion and Charity...... 433
RULES for Moderation in Judgment.
1. TO DISTINGUISH OF PERSONS ...........

..................... 437 11. TO DISTINGUISH OF TRUTHS AND ERRORS.................... 438 111. TO AVOID CURIOSITY IN THE DISQUISITION OF TRUTHS.

Therein, of the Simplicity of former Times, and

the Over-lashing of ours.................................. 440 iv. TO REST IN THOSE FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS, WHICH ARE RE

VEALED CLEARLY IN THE SCRIPTURES.................... 443 v. TO BE REMISS AND FACILE IN UNIMPORTING VERITIES,

BOTH IN OUR OPINION AND CENSURE........................ 443 VI. NOT TO RELY UPON AN OPPOSITE, IN RELATING THE STATE

OF AN OPINION OR PERSON.

Examples of the injurious Practice, this way....... 449
VII. NOT TO JUDGE OF AN ADVERSARY'S OPINION BY THE IN-

FERENCES PRETENDED TO FOLLOW UPON IT.
The ingenuous Proceedings of the Ancient Churches
herein...........................

.................... 454 vil. TO KEEP OPINIONS WITHIN THRIR OWN BOUNDS; NOT IM

PUTING PRIVATE MEN'S CONCEITS TO WHOLE CHURCHES 457 IX. NOT TO DRAW THE ACTIONS OR MANNERS OF MEN TO THE

PREJUDICE OF THEIR CAUSE........... ................. 459 x. TO DRAW AS NEAR AS WE SAFELY MAY TO CHRISTIAN AD

VERSARIES, IN CASES OF LESSER DIFFERENCES.

The Cautions of complying with them...... ....... 461 XI. TO REFRAIN FROM ALL RAILING TERMS AND SPITEFUL PRO

VOCATIONS, IN DIFFERENCES OF RELIGION............... 467
XII. To COMPOSE OUR AFFECTIONS TOWARDS UNITY AND

PEACE, HOWEVER OUR JUDGMENTS DIFFER IN LESSER
VERITIES .....

............ 470

XI. HOLY DECENCY IN THE WORSHIP OF GOD............... 473 XII. THE DEVOUT SOUL: or, RULES OF HEAVENLY Devotion.

Address to all Christian Readers............................... ... 485 CHAP. I. WHAT Devotion is :-HABITUAL, that goes through the

Heart and Life of a Christian ;-ACTUAL, or a spe

cial and fixed exercise of Devotion.................... 486 CHAP. II. REQUISITES to the effectual performance of De

votion.
Sect. 1. THE BEART MUST BE SETTLED IN A RIGHT AP-
PREHENSION OF GOD.........

488 Sect. 2. THE HEART MUST BEHOLD GOD AS REALLY PRESENT.......

489 Chap. III. Of HABITUAL DEVOTION.

Page Sect. 1. THE HEART TAKES ALL OCCASIONS TO THINK

OF GOD ....................................... 490
Sect. 2. THE HEART SPEAKS TO GOD IN THE LANGUAGE

OF SPIRITS.
(1.) At Lurge; in matter

[1.] Of Humiliation ........
[2.] Of Imploration

13.7 Of Thanksgiving ..................

(2.) In Occasional Ejaculations ................ Chap. IV: Of ACTUAL DEVOTION ... Sect. 1. OF OUR ADDRESS TO THE THRONE OF GRACE, IN

PRAYER: ................................ (1.) Prerequisitesto which are, that the Heart be

[1.] Clean from the Defilement of any known Sin... 495
[2.] Clean and Free from Distractions.................

[3.] Humble ..................
(2.) In the actual Exercise of Prayer, are to be included

(1.) Humble Confession of our Unworthiness ........
Looking (a.) Inward into ourselves ...............

(b.) Upwards to Heaven ...............

(c.) Downwards to Hell .................. [2.] Importunate suing for Freedom and Rescue ...... 13.7 Vehement longing after Christ ..............ssio. [4.] Joyful Apprehension and thankful Acknowledg

ment of our Deliverance ...................... [5.] Holy Incentives of Divine Thoughts, concerning

the Means of our Freedom and Deliverance ib. [6.] Union, by Faith, to Christ; Feeling, Effectual,

Indivisible ...................................... 501 [7.] Unspeakable Complacency and Delight of the

Soul in Christ .....................
[8.] Absolute Self-Resignation to God ...................
[9.] Emptying of our Souls before God, in all our

Necessities ....................................... ib. (10.) Happy Fruition of God in all his Favours ...... 503 (11.] Cheerful Thanksgiving to the God of all

Comfort ......................................... ib. Sect. 2. Of OUR READING AND HEARING GOD'S WORD. (1.) In Reading, we must

[1.7 Come to God's Book with Holy Reverence ...... 504 [2.] Seriously Weigh and carefully lay up every Clause 505

13.7 Shut up in the Ejaculations of our Thanksgiving 506 (2.) In Hearing. [1.] Before, we must prepare (a.) By Meditation ... ib.

(b.) By Prayer .......... 507 [2.] In the Act, Devotion calls us to (a.) Reverence. ib.

(b.) Attention , ib.

(c.) Application 508 [3.] After Hearing we must chew our food by Me

mory, digest it by Meditation, and disperse
it by Conference and Practice ............... ib.

......

Page Sect. 3. In OUR RECEIPT OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENTS, are required

509 (1.) The Graces of [1.] Faith..................................... 510

[2.] Charity ....... ........................ 511 (2.) Holy Predispositions ............

ib. [1.] Hungering and Thirsting after the Means of

Salvation ............ ................ ......... ib. [2.] A renewed act of true Thankfulness ............ 512 (3.) Hearty Resolves and Desires to Walk Worthy of the

Lord Jesits ............................................. 513 (4.) A Digestion of this Celestial Food by Holy Meditation ib. Sect. 4. SPECIALTIES OF DEVOTION................................... 514

Sect. 5, RECAPITULATION...................
XIII. THE FREE PRISONER: or, THE COMFORT OF RESTRAINT. Writ-

TEN SOME WHILE SINCE IN THE TOWER ............. ......... 516

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