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Of Abraham's offering up his Son Ifaac ; Of Jephtha's

Pow; And of the Divine Vengeance executed by the
People of Israel upon Heathen Nations.
Either the Example of Abraham, nor that of Jeph-

tha, authorizes or countenances humane Sacrifices. . An Angel sent from Heaven to prevent the saying of lsaac, and a Miracle wrought to substitute another Sacrifice in his stead, sufficient Evidence of God's disapproving such Sacrifices, p. 304. Jephtha's Vow.rash, and the manner of performing it not certainly known, p. 306. If by sacrificing his Daughter, he acted contrary to the Lam of Moses, ibid. 'Tis suppos’d she was not put to Death, but only obliged to live in a state of Virginity and Soliinde, p. 307, Ibe Israelites being made the Executioners of God's Wrath upon the Heathen Nations, most proper to raise in them an Abhorrence of their Idolatry,p.309. of the Imprecatians in the Psalms, and other Books of the

Old Testament.
Any of these Expressions are used in reference to the

elites to execute his Judgments, p. 311. David being

King , was a Revenger to execute Wrath upon him that did Evil, p. 312. It is lawful to pray, that Male. factors may be punish’d, ibid. 'The Jews might appeal to God as their Political Legislator and Governour , ibid. Those which seem Imprecations, are oftentimes Predi&tions, and Denunciations of Judgment, p. 314. Divers Places are to be understood of Judas, or of others like him , p. 3.5. This supposition is imply?d in Imprecations, if they will persist in their Sins, if they will not repent, ib. What Charity was required under the Law, and what was meant by the Word Neighbour,


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Of the Texts of the Old Testament cited in the New.
"HE Apostles cited in the Scriptures of the Old Te-

ftament according to the Exposition of them then asknowledg'd by the Fews , p. 319. A remarkable Passage from F. Simon to this purpose, p. 321. The Epistle to the Hebrews much admired by a Learned Jew, for the sublime Sense therein given to the Texts of the Old Testament,

p.322. CHAP. XXI. of the Incarnation and Death of the Son of God. 1.' *HE necessity of the Incarnation of the Son of God

2. Though it should be suppos’d, that God could have pardon'd the Sins of Men upon other Terms , yet the Incarnation and Death of the son of God is so far from implying any thing unworthy of him, that no other way of our Reconciliation with him (as far as we are able to apprehend) could so much have become the Divine Wisdom and Goodness, p. 324.

1. There is noe thing in this whole Dispensation unworthy of God, ibid. pohich is prov’d by Shewing, (1.) The Unreasonableness of this Supposition, that the Union of the Divine and Humane Nature in Chrift Should cause the Godhead to suffer Trith the Manhood, p. 325. (2.) The Humiliation of the Son of God in assuming our Nature may be accounted for without supposing, that the Godhead suffer’d, p. 328. (3.) The Satisfačtion of Christ by dying for our Sins, may be explain'd without supposing it, ibid. 2. No other way (as far as we can apprehend) could have been fo proper and expedient, as the Incarnation of the Son of God to procure the Salvation of Mankind, p. 334. (1.) The Doctrine and Preaching of the Son of Gad was of more power and Authority, than the Preaching or Doctrine of a Man or Angel could have been, ibid. (2.) His Example is of greater Perfeition and Holiness, p. 336. (3.) His Ma diation and Intercession is of greater efficacy, p: 338. (4.) The Incarnation and Death of the Son of God is the



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most effe&tual means to excite in us Faith, Hope, and
Charity, and to dispose and engage us to all Vertue and
Piery, p. 339.

Of Christ's being tempted by the Devil.
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N'Account of this wonderful Difpenfation,

II. Observations upon it, p. 354. 1.

This Temptation of Christ had never been known, but by the Relation of the Evangelists, ibid. 2. By this Temptation, his Goodness towards us is magnified, p. 355. 3. He is hereby an Example of Patience to us under ihe Temptations of the Devil, p. 356. 4. We have from hence ihe greatest comfort and

comfort and encouragement under such Temptations, p: 357

Of the Fulness of Time , or the Time appointed by God

for the Incarnation of our Blessed Saviour.
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used all other means, to fhew

. 361. The Reception of the Gospe had been much more difficult, if it had not been foretold in so many several Ages by the Prophets, p. 363. The Time of Christ's coming might depend upon the Duration of the World, p. 365. The World was then prepared for his coming, p. 366. The particular Temper and Disposition of that Age, in which our Saviour was born, made it the most seasonable, p. 368.

of the last Days, and of the last Day, or the Day

of Judgment.
He last Days of the World feldom mentioned in ex-
press Terms

in Scripiure, but under the Refem. blances of other Events, p. 371. The Destruction of

Jerufalem, typical of the Day of Judgment, ibid. This appears from Matth. xxiv. p. 372. The last Days of the Jewish Dispensation, p.375. The Times of the

1 did Gaspel meant by the last Days, p. 376. Șt.

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not suppose that the Day of Fudgment was approaching in his time, p. 377. There is no reason to suppose , that the last Fudgment must be confined to one Day,

p. 381. CHA P. XXV.

Of Sacraments.
He Nature and Design of Sacraments, p. 383.

1. They are outward and visible Signs of our Entrance into Covenant with God, or of our Renewing our Covenant with bira, ibid. 2. They are Tokens and Pledges to us of God's Love and Favour , p. 388., 3. They are Means and Instruments of Grace and Sal. vation, p.389. 4. They are Federal Rites of our AdmisJion into the Church, as a visible Society, and of our Union with it, as such, p. 391. The Sacraments of Baptism, and the Lord's Supper, fully answer the End and Design of the Infliution of Sacraments

ibid. CHA P. XXVI.

Of the Blessed Trinity.
Here is no contradi&tion in this Mystery of our Re.

ligion, p. 395. The Diftin&tion of the Three Per. Jons in the Deity, p. 395. The Unity of the Divine Nature, p. 397. The Difference between the Divine Persons and Humane Persons, p. 398. Other things are and must be believed by us, which are as little understood this Doftriné, p. 401. The neceffity of the Belief of this Dollrine explained and defended, P. 403. This Do&trine exceedingly tends to the Ada vancement of Vertue and Holiness, and has a great Influence upon the Lives and Conversations of Men,

p. 406.


CHAP. XXVII. Of the Resurrection of the Dead. OD is certainly able to raise the Dead, p. 407. G

Bodies after their Corruption, and the Dissolution of the Parts, which compofe ihem, may be restored to Life, by the Reunion of these Parts again, p. 412. We may rise again with the same Bodies, which we bave bere, notwithstanding any Change or Flux of the Parts of our Bodies, while we live, or any Accidents after Death, p. 413. It is not only credible and reafonable to believe that God can, but likewise that he will raise the Dead, p. 417.

CHAP. XXVIII. Of the Reasons why Christ did not shew himself to all the

People of the Jews, after his Resurrection. TH Here are Řeafons peculiar to this Dispensation of

bis Resurrection, why Christ should not few him. self to all the People, after he was risen from the Dead, p. 421. It had not been suitable to the other Dispensations of God towards Mankind, for him to have done it, p. 422. Great Numbers of the Jews being given over to hardness of Heart, would not have believed, tho they had seen Christ after his Resurrection, p. 423. If the Jews had believed in Christ, their con version had not been a greater Proof of the Truth of bis Refurrexion, than their Unbelief has been, p. 424. The Power of Christ's Refurre&tion manifested in the Miraculous Gifts bestowed upon the Apostles, was as great a Proof of bis Resurre&tion, as the Personal Appearance of our Saviour himself could bave been,

ibid. CH A P. XXIX. Of ihe Forty Days, in zobich Chrift remained upon the

Earth after bis Refurre&tion, and of ibe manner of

bis Afcenfion. Mom

Any things in the Life of Christ before bis Patron omitted by ibe Evangelists, p. 428. And like:

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