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they should believe. For this intention or appointment of God is general, and is plainly revealed in the Holy Scriptures, although the absolute and not to be frustrated intention of God, concerning the gift of faith and eternal life to some persons, is special, and is limited to the elect alone.
So I have maintained, and do maintain.
SUBJECTS IN THE EXPOSITION.
Abel, Christ the head of, 1. 212.
Abraham's bosom, a celestial place
and happiness, 471.
Abstinence, see Fastings, see Meats.
Abstinence of Paula, 541 ; should
be moderated, 543.
Acceptance of persons, none with
God, II. 90, 211; should not be
among men, 212.
Admonishing, what it signifies, and
the duty of, 1. 318.
Adoption, what, II. 207.
Adverbs, peculiar effect of, 246.
Adultery, how it differs from forni.
cation and rape, II. 38.
Affections and desires, naturally re.
bellious, 1. 252, 452; what it is
to set them on things above, II.
Afflictions, to be endured by Chris-
tians with a cheerful mind, I.
270; ours are the afflictions of
Christ, 271 ; honourable to suffer
them for Christ, 274 ; the greatest
consolation, ibid. Our affictions
are not satisfactory for others, but
tend to edification, 275 ; on what
accounts afflictions are borne by
saints, 290 ; future glory a conso-
lation against the afflictions of the
godly, II. 29.
Afflictions of Paul, 1, 328, 329.
the afflicted ought to be re-
membered on four accounts, II.
Ambrose, a passage of his vindicated
from falsifiers, 11. 298.
Amen, whence derived, and what it
Angels, when created, I. 197; how
sons of God, ibid. ; could not cre.
ate the world, 191; their orders
and distinctions, according to the
Schoolmen, 194, 195; these or.
ders are not curiously to be en.
quired into, 196 ; in what sense
reconciled to God by Christ, 244
-246; could not reconcile us to
are reconciled to us by Christ,
244; the ministry of, in keeping
the elect and promoting their sal-
vation, 431; are not to be adored,
428 ; are not mediators, 429 ; do
not impart grace, ibid. ; are not
to be invoked as intercessors, ibid. ;
are not as mediators for Christ,
429; how they may be worship-
ped, 502; ought not to be wor.
shipped religiously, or with the
worship of doulia or latria, 504
506 ; are worshipped by Papists
with the latter worship, 504, 505;
the worship of them the doctrine
of the Platonists, 498 ; worship-
pers of them do not acknowledge
Christ for the head of the Church,
511; vows are not to be paid to
them, 506; doubtful whether they
hear prayers, 427; are but our
Anger, wbat it is, and how it differs
from wrath, II. 65; why it is to
be avoided, 66, 67 ; what is law.
Almsdeeds, to be exercised, 104.
Altars, should be erected to God
alone, I. 507 ; are erected by Pa.
pists to angels and saints, ibid.
ful, and what evil, 68; in what
sense attributed to God, 54; is
in God twofold, paternal and hos-
tile, 58; follows sinners, 55.
Apologues, are neither lies materi.
ally, nor formally, II. 79.
Apostles, etymology of the term,
I. 3; appointed by the whole
Trinity, 5; are God's ambassa.
dors to mankind, 6; which of them
preached the Gospel to particular
nations, 91; sent generally to the
whole world, but some destined for
certain provinces for the advan-
tage of the Church, 297.
Apostleship, three things required
in it, 3, 4; Paul truly partook of
it, 2, 3; the Pope of Rome not
so, and hath not apostolic autho-
Appearing of Christ threefold, II.
25 ; his appearing for judgment
will be soon, and sudden, 28.
Archippus, who, II. 304.
Aristarchus, who, and how the com.
panion of Paul's captivity, 280.
Assurance, of believers, concerning
grace and the remission of sins,
I. 37-41; of final salvation, 79,
80, 151; II. 29; full assurance,
what, and whence obtained, l.
Attributes, the Divine, not conimu.
nicated to the human nature, I.
Avarice, what it is, 11. 50 ; the
greatness of the sin of, 51, 53.
Barnabas, who he was, II. 282.
Beguile, what it signifies, I. 368;
Believer, is sure that he hath faith,
I. 37; and that by the certainty
of faith, 43; is sure of grace and
the remission of his sins, 37; some
of the Papists confess this, 52;
does not doubt as a believer, 49;
a true one is like to a man awake,
an apparent one to a dreamer, 48;
how he may fall from grace and
how not, II. 57 ; has always an
habitual intention of pleasing
God, I. 226; and therefore his
person is acceptable to God not.
withstanding his failures, ibid. ;
ought to be fruitful, 127.
Blasphemy, whence the word is de-
rived, and what it signifies, II.
69; God blasphemed in a three.
fold manner ; men in a twofold
way, ibid. ; the great evil of either,
Blessedness, future, in what it con.
sists, II. 25, 26; is solid happi.
ness to be possessed by every ser-
vant of God, I. 151; is always to
be contemplated and sought after,
11. 6; its contemplation a com-
fort under all trials, 23, 29;
wherein it resembles a reward,
and wherein not, 206.
Body, taken for the mass of sins, I.
438; our body an object of love,
and wherefore, 73; what care is
to be taken of it, and what not,
Body of Christ was real, not imagi.
nary, 257; in which he himself
truly suffered, and not Simon the
Budies, every one hath in himself
three; a natural body, the body of
the old Adam, and the body of the
new, Il. 35 ; of these the body of
sin is peculiarly our's, ibid.
Bodily is put for personally, because
the body is taken for the whole
person, I. 415.
Brethren, all Christians are, on four
accounts, I. 26; and that in
Christ, 27; false ones most per.
nicious, II. 275.
Brothels, not to be suffered in a
Christian State, II. 44; condemn-
ed by the Fathers, 45; evils of
the toleration of them, 46; yet
upheld by the Papacy, ibid. and
Baptism, the rite of, what it sig.
nifies, I. 441; is efficacious
through faith, 22, 445; faith re-
quired prior to its administration
in adults, afterwards in infants,
448; infants are to be baptized,
449 ; how we are buried thereby,
441; in baptism we rise again sa
cramentally and really, Ji. 10;
its mystery should be duly held
and ever retained in the memory,
I. 437; II. 19.
Baptized persons called saints, and
wherefore, I. 20; II. 99; were
formerly arrayed in white robes,
I. 21; spiritual graces infused
into them, ibid. ; they are espe.
cially consecrated to God, 22; 11.
Carthusian Monkery, not a state of
perfection, I. 326.
Ceremonies, may be instituted by
the Church, and with what cau.
tions, I. 401, 402; 522; are not
to be multiplied, 402; 467 ; 529;
whether the observance or the
neglect is in itself of any or no
consequence, II. 91; Ceremonies
of the Jews, I. 478, 472. Chris.
tian liberty in regard to all, 480 ;
the legal ones were acknowledg.
ments of human guilt, 461; sha-
dowed forth the grace of Christ,
489; and the very substance in
Christ, 492; abrogated by Christ,
and why, 404; in what manner,
465, 466; for what time, and
how far they might be observed
after the passion of Christ, 405.
Charity, what it is, n. 118; pre-
eminent among the graces, ibid. ;
how it fulfils the law, 121; parti.
cipates with others in all things,
1. 57; 372 ; how it differs from a
vicious affection, II. 119; is like
a garment, 120.
Charity, among neighbours, espe.
cially in loving the saints, I. 74,
though unknown, 102; II. 297;
towards strangers and enemies, I.
109 : devils and the lost not ob-
jects of it, 77; the rule of in
julging, viz. presuming any thing
to be good till the contrary appears,
I. 22; the rule in acting, viz. what
ye would not should be done to you,
do not you to another, how to be
understood, II. 43.
Chastisement of the body by acts of
mortification, examples of it, I.
539; errors of those who sin in
this respect, 541; how far these
exercises may and ought to be
employed, 542, 543.
Chastisements, not inflicted upon
the faithful by God as satisfac-
tions for sin, 288.
Children, what ought to be the obe.
dience of to parents, II. 169-
172; such obedience yields to
piety towards God, 179–183; are
not to be brought up effeininately,
nor treated harshly, 190_192;
are as parts of their parents, 193,
194 ; evils of severity towards
them, 194, 195.
CHRIST, that he might be the Me.
diator, ought to be God-man, I.
163, 164; it behoved him to be
God that he might teach salva-
tion, 409, 410; and that he might
be the author of salvation, 410,
411; in what manner he is one
person, 415-420; yet not every
where as man, 421; II. 13; is
the Lord of all things, even as
man, I. 35; the cause of the
creatures, 187; the ('reator of
the world, 188; the end of all
things, 203; the first-born of
every creature, and in what sense,
184, 185 ; the first-born from the
dead, and in what sense, 222-
223; he first rose, 223; the au-
thor of our resurrection, 224, 225;
hath a fulness of grace, 229; and
why, 231; he alone hath it, 231;
is the channel of grace by the ef-
ficacy of operation, the benefit of
intercession, and the merit of his
passion, 35; he infuses grace, as
man, instrumentally, 212; all
grace is from him, 514; he is the
way to God; he alone could and
ought to reconcile us, 239; how
he hath redeemed us, 166, 167;
how he is the Mediator of angels,
244_246 ; how he is the head of
Christ, the sympathy of in our af.
Aictions, 272; our support in trials,
II. 15; what knowledge was in
Christ, I. 362; He alone is the
head of the Church, I. 17, 18;
126; and that as to both natures,
210, 211; even of the antient
church, 211, 212; in what re-
spects he is called the head of the
Church, 212, 513-516; of what
Church he is the head, 218.
is the only meritorious intercessor,
II. 238, 239.
Christ is the object of faith, I. 62;
the principal and special object,
ibid. ; and the adequate object of
faith, because he justifies, 61-63;
he dwells in us by faith, 316.
Christ, is the image of the Father
as God, both as God and as man,
173; the exemplar or model of
the creatures, 188.
is as a tabernacle, 410-412; the
conqueror of the devil on the
how he sits at the right hand of
God, as God, II. 12, 14; and as
man, 12, 13.