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gently, prayerfully, earnestly, as for hid treasure. In them is light and life, strength, wisdom, — all you need.

May the Spirit of Inspiration accept this feeble effort to manifest his glory and promote his cause !

Cambridge, April 24, 1837.

GENERAL INDEX.

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FIRST GENERAL TOPIC.

CHAPTER IV.

God manifested in Christ.

GOD AND HIS ATTRIBUTES.

§ 1. Declarations which Associate

CHAPTER I.

Christ with God

46

§ 2. Divine Characteristics applied

The Existence of one God.

to Christ. I. Sell-existent

and Eternal

48

f 1. Declared

17

II. Originating and controlling

§ 2. Shown by Works of Creation

17

power

49

§ 3. From Works of Providence 18

III. Omnipresence

50

IV. Intuitive and unlimited

CHAPTER II.

knowledge

51

v. Wisdom. VI. Righteous-

His Attributes.

52

§ 1. His existence underived and

VII. Perfection. VIII. Grace 53

eternal

19

IX. Sovereignty over minds,

2. Originating Power

20

hearts, and religious institu-

3. Not Matter

21

53

4. Omnipresence

21 § 3. Christ worshipped .

54

5. Knowledge underived

21

6. Knowledge unlimited

22

CHAPTER V.

7. Not gradually acquired

23

8. His Wisdom

God denominated the Spirit . 56

24
9. Moral Sensibilities .

24

I. God is Love. II. Hatred

SECOND GENERAL TOPIC.

or opposition to sin

25

III. Compassion

26

THE I1OLY SCRIPTURES.

§ 10. Moral Principles. 1. Right-

eousness or Justice

27

CHAPTER I.

II. Purity, or Holiness. III.

Truth, or Faithfulness 23

A Revelation from God.

IV. Goodness

29 § 1. Asserted by the Writers 58

V. Grace, or Mercy

30 § 2. Shown from Prophecy. I. Pre-

VI. Perfection.

31

dictions relative to the Jews 59

II. Prophecies of Babylon 60

CHAPTER III.

III. Predictions of the Messiah 61

God a Sovereign.

CHAPTER II.

1. Over Matter

31

An infallible Guide.

§ 2. Over Mind.

33 § 1. Perfect in its Precepts

64

I. This control declared

33

II. In its adaptation to the

II. Influences by which he

heart

66

35

III. In its appeals to the sensi-

1. By Providences. 2. Striking

bilities or sanctions. I. Hope 66

cases of Divine Protection 39

2. Fear. 3. Obligation. IV.

2. By bis Spirit

41

The only authority in Relig-

3. By Revelation

42

ion.

67

governs Mind

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144

CHAPTER I.

§ 1. Faith required

§ 2. Described.

146

The curse of the law removed, and pro- ! § 3. Illustrated. Abraham; the Cen-

bation removed by the sufferings of

turion ; Martha ; Paul, &c. 147

Christ.

$ 4. How obtained .

148

§ 5. Evidence of faith .

150

1. Types

121

§ 6. Objects of faith

151

2. Various representations; Christ § 7. Fruits of faith

151

a redeemer; ransom ; lamb of

God; propitiation; atonement 123

CHAPTER III.

§ 3. This deliverance provided for

126

Confession of Christ

152

CHAPTER II.

CHAPTER IV.

Fitness of character provided by the

Holy Ghost.

The Church.

1. Convincing of sin

127 § 1. Christian believers a distinct

2. Renewing the heart .

127

community

153

3. Enlightening, sanctifying, and § 2. The unity of the Church 153

upholding the Christian 128

§ 3. Ordinances of the Church. I.

§ 4. Spirit may be resisted

130

Public worship. 1. Appointed.

2. Exercises: praise; prayer;

CHAPTER III.

instruction ; benedictions ; so.

Means of Grace.

cial meetings

154

II. Seals of Covenant. Bap-

The Word

130

tism. 1. Baptism of John 157

2. Christian baptism

158

3. Relation of baptism to

SECOND GENERAL TOPIC.

Jewish rites

159

III. Memorials. Of deliverance

TERMS OF ACCEPTANCE.

among the Jews. The Sa-

crament

160

CHAPTER I.

IV. Religious festivals: thanks-

Repentance.

givings; fasts

161

§ 5, Ministers of Instruction and

§ 1. The duty enjoined

133

government. I. The ministry

§ 2. Acceptance promised to the

appointed

163

penitent

134

II. Character they

should

§ 3. God's displeasure at impeni-

166

tence

135 III. Duties of the Ministry 167

§ 4. Repentance described.

Con-

IV. To be supported

172

sciousness of guilt. Godly sor-

V. Duties toward the Ministry 173

row. Renunciation. Confes-

VI. The Minister's reward.

sion. Restitution

136

VII. Ministerial responsibili-

§ 5. Means of Repentance. Reflec-

ties.

174

tion. Study of God's Word.

VIII, Officers of secular affairs.

Inducements

139

IX. False teachers

175

§ 6. Repentance illustrated. I. In- § 6. Discipline, or government of

stances of Repentance. Isra-

the Church. I. Authority, na-

el; Nebuchadnezzar; Zacche-

ture, and where vested 177

us; Malefactor; Paul; David 140 II. Rule and process of disci-

II. The convicted Sinner 142

pline. III. Does not extend

III. Language of the Penitent.

to conscience or faith . 179

IV. The Convert.

143

IV. Restoration of an offender 180

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