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science; and not as busybodies,

or evil-doers .... 316

Thirdly. The duties of others;

and how we ought to behave

toward such as are afflicted and

persecuted • 317

To sympathize with them, visit,
help, comfort, and pray for them;
and take heed we add not to their
trouble ib.

Chap. XXL Of public or common ca-

lamities and judgments, whence they

are 319

Sect. i. That they are of God's ap-
pointment, and none can guard
against them . . . . ib.
See alsa looking to God in affliction,
chap. zz.
Sect. II. The privileges of the ser-
vants of God in such a time . 320
See more in saints' privileges in general,
chap. zii.
Sect. iii. The duties of the righteous
in such times of distress . . 321

Chap. XXIL Of magistrates and ma-

gistracy 323

Sect. I. That magistracy is an ordi-

nance of God: that by him magis-

trates are advanced to office; the

titles given to them . . . ib.

Sect. Ii. What they are in the sight of

God, and considered as men . . 324

Sect. iii. What are the duties of ma-
gistrates: what they should not be;
and what they should be . . 325

Sect. tv. The duties of subjects to ma-

gistrates, with respect both to their

persons and decrees . . . 329

First. What they may not do: when

and wherein they may not obey

them ib.

Secondly. What they ought to do,
or wherein they should acknow-
ledge and obey them . . ib.

L To submit to, and obey them

in things lawful . . . ib.

IL To give them due honour and
respect. Not contemn their per-
sons, or speak evil of them . 330

IIL To pray for them . SSI

IV. To endeavour to get good
magistrates . . . ib.

V. To discover treasons . . ib.

VL To submit to lawful magis-
trates which God hath set up,
although they be not such as
they should be . ib.

See alto the kings of Israel and Judali,
chap. xlii.

Chap. XXIIL Of an oath for testimony,

confirmation, and ending of contro-

versies, and other occasions; and evil

oaths ...... ib.

Chap. XXIV. Of the gospel; gospel


preachers in general; their duty and

recompense ..... 334

Sect. i. What the gospel is; and its

efficacy ib.

Sect. ii. Of gospel preachers, their

duty and recompense . . . 3S5

See- more of church officers, chap. xxv.

Chap. XXV. Of the church of Christ,
nnder the several notions thereof,
and the things belonging thereto, in

general; and also with regard to

particular churches .... 339'

First. The several acceptations of the

church mentioned in scripture . ib.

L General, or universal . . ib.

IL Universal, visible . . . ib.

IIL Particular visible churches of
believers, who are joined toge-
ther as one body, and usually
meet together in one place, for
the participation of the same or-
dinances, and exercising duties
as a church, and one to another

as members thereof . . . ib.

Secondly. The dignity, privileges, and

blessings belonging to the church,

of Jesus Christ in general, as such 340

See union and relation between Christ and

his church, chap. xiv.

Thirdly. Of the qualifications of mem-

bers of the church of God; what

they should be ... 343

Fourthly. Of the property that parti-
cular churches had iu their members,
and of others joining themselves to

them 344

Fifthly, Of letters commendatory, and

the churches receiving of such as

were recommended to them by word

or letter ib.

Sixthly. Of the order of the churches

in their assemblies and meetings:
their stated regulations in constant
worship . • • • . ib.

Seventhly. Of the gifts of prayer, pro-
phesy ing, psalms, tongues, £cc.which
the members of churches received:
how they used them in the church
assemblies, and elsewhere, for the
edification one of another, and in-
struction of others: the order how
they should be used, directed: such

gifts to be desired for this end. . 345"

Eighthly. Of other acts done iu and by
these particular churches, in sending
messengers to other churches; and,
upon occasion, determining contro-
versies, writing and sending epistles
and other affairs, of their meeting
togetherin order thereto,and hearing

such epistles: the epistles directed

to the whole body . . . 347

Set Church discipline in this chapter,

sect. xiii.

Ninthly. Of the ending of controversies

arising between the members of the
chorcb; to avoid going to law before

the infidels 343

Tenthly. Of the relief of the poor of

the churches, and their contribution

to the necessity of other churches,

and the order of it . . 349

See distributing to the poor at large,

chap. xvii.

Eleventhly, Of the officers of particular

churches; their power, duty, and

recompense: how they should be

qualified for their office; and of the
churches' duty to them as such . 350
L Of the officers' power, duty, qua-
lification, and recompense . , ib.

See more of gospel preachers in general,

chap. uir.

IT. Complaints of, and threatening!

against evil officers or ministers

of the church .... 361

IIL Of the churches' duty toward

their officers and those who labour

amongst them .... 352

IV. Of the ordination of officers in
churches 353

Twelfthly. Of lay ing on of hands upon

the several occasions, and to the

several ends in scripture mentioned 354

Thirteenthly. Of the several ordinances

of Christ to be observed in and by

the churches of Christ, and else-

where ib.

Ord. L Prayers . . . .355
See mere in prayers and praising at large,
chap. xiv.
Ord. IL Reading, teaching, preach-
ing of the word of God, prophe-
sying _ ib.

See mere of ministers in general, and of

gifts of church members, chap, xxi v.

See of the word of God, chap. i.

Ord. IIL Baptism. . . .358

Ord. IV. Breaking of bread, or

the Lord's supper . . . 359

Ord. V. Discipline, church cen-
sures, or removing of scandals . S60

See more of rebuking one another, chap. xv.

Chap. XXVL Of hypocrites and hypo-

crisy: the spirit and practices of such,

who are very formal and earnest in and

about the external parts of worship and

profession, and in a show for God; yet

high in their opposition of Christ, the

truth of the gospel, and power of god-

liness in others .... S63

See more of their persecuting temper, ch. xx.

Sect. 1. The great danger of hypocrisy,

and formality, and the end of hypo-

crites 370

See Sincerity, chap. xiv.

Chap. XXVIL Of conscience . .371

Chap. XXVIIL Of the devil: of his

subtilty by himself, and by his instru-

ments, wicked men, false teachers, de-

ccivers, and seducers. The descrip-
tion of them ..... 373
Sect. 1. Of Satan, the devil himself . ib.

See more, sinners' bondage, chap- iv.

Sect. 11. The instruments of Satan;

seducers, deceivers, &c. . . 376

Chap. XXIX. Of consideration, medi-
tation, pondering upon, and serious
weighing of the things of God, his

word and works, &c. . . . 380

Crap. XXX. Of the thoughts, mind,

and affections . , . . . 384

Chap. XXXL Of repentance in the ge-
neral: in what sense God cannot re-
pent, and how he is said to repent: re-
pentance in man, and of his turning to

God from sin 386

Sect 1. In what sense God cannot re-

pent; and how he is said to repent ib.

Sect. ii. Repentance in man, and his

turning to God .... 387

See God's reasonings with sinners, ch. xiv.

Chap. XXXIL Of death; or the laying

down of these tabernacles . .391

Chap. XXXIIL Of the resurrection of

the dead 396

Chap. XXXIV. Of Christ's second com-

ing to the judgment; and rendering

unto every man according to his deeds

done in the body, whether good or

bad 397

See waiting for Christ's coming, ch. xiv.

Chap. XXXV. Of the glory prepared
and reserved for believers, at the ap-
pearing of the Lord Jesus Christ . 40i
See the end of the wicked, chap. iv.

Chap. XXXVL Of knowledge and an-
derstanding in divine things, and of

the want thereof: ignoranceabont such

things, and the evil thereof . . 405

See more of the sottish nature of man,

chap. iv.

See also the giver of knowledge, ch. xviii.

Chap. XXXVIL Of this present world,

and the titles, honours, pleasures, and
other things in this world: the use of

them; the snares and temptations in

them; our duty in relation to them . 413

Chap. XXXVIIL Of idolatry, settingup

and worshipping strange gods, graven

images, &c 422

See worshipping the true God, chap. xiv.

Chap. XXXIX. Of angels; their ap-

pearing to men; what they are, and do 428

Chap. XL. Of the parables and simili-

tudes which Christ spake . . 432

Chap.xll Of the miracles, and won-

derful things which were done by

Christ and his apostles . . . 433

Chap. XLIL Of the kings of Israel and

Judah; their appointment and esta-

blishment divine .... 435

See magistrates at large, chap. xxii.

Chap. XLIIL Of sacrifices and altars.


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