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Sect. 15 The case of those who withstand the

CHAP. XX. means of repentance. 16 Sorrow for sin.

Of a Future Judgment, and the State of 17 Mourning for sin.

341 the Righteous and the Wicked. 18 Reproofs and Threats for not mourn. ing for sin.

1 Of a future judgment and its conse19 Heaviness for sin.

quences. 20 Grief for sin.

2 God is judge. 21 Not grieving for sin.

3 The persons and things that shall be 22 Weeping for sin.

342 judged. 23 Tears for sin.

4 When the day of judgment shall be. 24 The heart affected for sin.

350 25 A broken and contrite heart.

5 Uses to be made of the doctrine of 26 Shame the portion of sinners.

future judgment, for encouraging 27 Shame enjoined as a mark of true steadfastness and perseverance, &c. penitents.

6 The dissolution of the heavens and 28 Avoiding sin is avoiding shame.

the earth.

351 29 Reproofs for not being ashamed of 7 Happiness of the righteous in heaven sin.

inconceivably great. 30 Abhorring and loathing one's self for 8 Christians are heirs; they have an insin.

343 heritance, a kingdom, &c. 352 31 & 32. Confession and acknowledg. 9 The righteous have rest.

ment of sin. Promises to it. 10 They enjoy mansions, a new heaven, 33 Exhortations to confession.

a heavenly temple, light, &c. 34 Instances of confessing penitents ob- 11 They are present with Christ. taining mercy,

12 Are in a state of joy. 35 Confessions made in scripture expres. 13 Are free from pain and sorrow. 353 sions.

344 14 Eternal life is from God. 36 Amendment.

15 Life promised to sundry graces and 37 Fruitfulness in religion.

345 duties.

16 To righteousness.

17 To the spiritually minded.
CHAP. XIX.

18 To seeking God.
19 To godliness,

354 Of the death and the Resurrection.

20 To the fear of God. 1 The shortness of human life.

21 To loving God. 2 The term or boundary of human life. 22 To mortification, dying unto sin, 3 The time of life is in God's hand. 23 To suffering for Christ's sake. 4 Death prevailing over all mankind of 24 To perseverance. every character, rank, and station. 25 To those that overcome.

346 26 To repentance. 5 Preparative duties for death,

27 To the wise, 6 No preparative duties are to be per- 28 Future punishments.-Sinners that formed after death.

shall not enter into the kingdom of 7 The death of the righteous happy.

heaven.

355 347 29 The greatest suffering in this life set 8 The death of the wicked,

forth in language expressive of fu9 The dead leave all their possessions ture punishments. behind them.

30 The punishment of the wicked in a 10 Of the resurrection of the dead. 348 future state.

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For INDEX, see page 359.

A SCRIPTURE ACCOUNT, &c.

CHAPTER I.

CONCERNING THE BEING AND ATTRIBUTES OF GOD.

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but me.

I. AT there is a God, asserted, and Neh. ix. 6. Thou art Lord alone.

proved by his works. Exod. iii. 14. Ps. xxxiii. 18. Whose name alone is The Lord said to Moses, I AM THAT Jehovah. I AM.

V. There is none else. Deut. iv. 35. Ps. ix. 16. The Lord is known by the The Lord he is God, there is none else. judgments he executeth.

Isa. xlv. 5, 6. 14. 18. 22.-xlvi. 9. xix. 1. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the earth sheweth his handy: Neither is there any God besides thee.

VI. None besides him. 2 Sam. vii. 22. work.–Ver. 2. Day unto day uttereth

xxii. 32. Who is God save the Lord ? speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. Job xii. 7, 8, 9.

2 Kings v. 15. Iviii. 11. Verily he is a God that judg. no God; I know not any. Ch. xlv. 5.

Isa. xliv. 6. 8. Besides me there is eth in the earth.

14. 21. c. 3. The Lord he is God, he made us. 2 Cor. i. 21. He that anointed us is

Hos. xiii. 4. Thou shalt know no God God.

Exod. xx. 3. Heb. iii. 4. He that built all things is

VII. None with him. Deut. xxxii. 39. God. Rom. i. 20.

I am God, there is no God with me. II. God is perfect. Matt. v. 48. Your VIII. None before him. Isa. xlii. 10. Father in heaven is perfect.

Before me was no God formed. 1 John i. 5. God is light, and in him

IX. None like him. Exod. viii. 10. is no darkness at all.

There is none like unto the Lord our

God. III. God is one. Deut. vi. 4. Hear, O

xv. 11. Who is like unto thee, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord. 1 Cor. viii. 4. There is none other God, to thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in

Lord, amongst the gods ? who is like un. but one. (Mark xii. 29.) Ver. 6. To us there is but one God. Gal. iii

. 20. praises, doing wonders ? Ps. xxxv. 10.

Mic. vii. 18.
God is one.
Eph. iv, 6. One God and Father of

1 Kings viï. 23. O Lord God of Is.

rael, there is no God like thee, in heaall. Matt. xxiii. 9. John viii. 41. 1 Tim. i. 5. There is one God, and

ven above, or on earth beneath, who

keepest covenant and mercy with thy one Mediator. James ï. 19. Thou believest there is their heart. Exod. ix. 14. Deut. xxxiii.

servants that walk before thee with all one God, thou doest well.

26. 2 Sam. vii. 22. 1 Chron. xvii. 10. IV. He is God and Lord alone. 2 Kings Ps. lxxxvi. 8. Isa. xlvi. 9. Jer. x. 6, xix. 15. Thou art God alone. Ps. lxxxvi. 7. 10. 10. Isa. Xxxvii, 16. 20.

X. None to be compared unto him. Ps.

Ixxxix. 6. Who in heaven can be com. Nah. i. 3. The Lord hath his

way

in pared unto the Lord ?

the whirlwind, and in the storm, and XI. No likeness of God among the crea. the clouds are the dust of his feet. tures. Isa. xl. 18. What likeness will XVI. God is unsearchable. Job xi. 7. ye compare to him. Ch. xlvi. 5. Deut. Canst thou by searching find out God? iv. 12.

Canst thou find out the Almighty unto Acts xvii. 29. We ought not to think perfection. Ver. 8, 9. Ps. cxlv. 3. His that the Godhead is like to gold, or greatness is unsearchable. silver, or stone, graven by art and man's Job v. 9. He doth great things, and device.

unsearchable, and marvellous things XII. He is the living God. Dan. iv. without number. Ch. ix. 10. 34. He liveth for ever and ever, his do

Eccl. iii. 11. No man can find out the minion is an everlasting dominion, and work that God maketh from the beginhis kingdom from generation to gene- ning to the end. ration.

Rom. xi. 33. How unsearchable are vi. 26. He is the living God, and stead. his judgments, and his ways past finding fast for ever.

Acts xiv. 15. 1 Thess. out! i. 9. Heb. ix. 14.—x. 31.

Ps. xxxvi. 6. Thy judgments are a XIII. He is the true God. Jer. x. 10. great deep: The Lord is the true God, he is the

Job xxvi. 14. How little a portion is living God, and an everlasting King.– heard of him? the thunder of his power Ver. 11. The gods that have not made

who can understand ? the heavens and the earth, shall perish

xxxvii. 23. Touching the Almighty, from the earth, and from under the we cannot find him out. heavens. See John xvii. 3. 1 Thess.

XVII. God is eternal. Isa. lvii. 15. i. 9. 1 John v. 20.

The high and lofty one, that inhabiteth XIV. God is a Spirit. John iv. 24.

eternity. God is a Spirit, and they that worship immortal, invisible, the only wise God,

1 Tim. i. 17. To the King eternal, him, must worship him in spirit and in be honour and glory for ever and ever. truth. 2 Cor. iii. 17. XV. God is invisible. Exod. xxxiii. Rom. i. 20. Eternal Godhead. 2 Cor. iv. 8.

Sec Deut. xxxiii. 27. The eternal God. 20. There shall no man see my face and Things not seen are eternal. live. John i. 18. No man hath seen God at

XVIII. Everlasting. Isa. xl. 28. The any time. 1 John iv. 12.

everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator v. 37. Ye have neither heard his voice of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, nor seen his shape.

neither is weary: there is no searching Rom. i. 20. The invisible things of of his understanding. God, are his eternal power and God.

lxiü. 16. Thy name is from everlasthead.

ing: Col. i. 15. Christ is the image of the

Ps. xc. 2. From everlasting to ever. invisible God.

lasting, thou art God. Heb. xi. 27. Moses endured as seeing

xciii. 2. Thy throne is of old, and him who is invisible.

thou art from everlasting. Hab. i. 12. 1 Tim. vi. 16. God, whom no man

Ps. cxliii. 13. Thy kingdom is an hath seen, nor can see. Ch. i. 17. Job everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion ix. 11.

endureth through all generations. Other expressions to the same purpose.

Jer. x. 10. He is an everlasting King. Isa. xlv. 15. Verily thou art a God that

Dan. iv. 3. His kingdom is an ever. hideth thyself.

lasting kingdom and his dominion is 2 Sam. xxii. 12. He made darkness from generation to generation. Ch. vii. pavilions round about him, dark wa. 27. Lam. v. 19. 2 Pet. i. 11. ters and thick clouds of the skies. Ps. XIX. He is for ever. Ps. ix. 7. The xviii

. 11. 1 Kings viii. 12. 2 Chron. Lord shall endure for ever. vi. 1.

xc. 4. A thousand years in thy sight Ps. xcvii. 2. Clouds and darkness are are but as yesterday, when it is past, and round about him.

as a watch in the night. 2 Pet. iii. 8. lxxvii. 19. Thy way is in the sea, and cii. 12. Thou, O Lord, shalt endure thy foot-steps not known,

for ever; and thy remembrance unto all

v. 24.

nor can see.

generations.- Ver. 24. Thy years are Jer. xxiii. 23. Am I a God at hand? throughout all generations.-Ver. 27. saith the Lord, and not a God afar off?Thou art the same, and thy years shall Ver. 24. Do not I fill heaven and earth, have no end. Job x. 5. xxxvi. 26.

saith the Lord. cxxxv. 13. Thy name, O Lord, endur. Eph. i. 23. He filleth all in all. eth for ever; and thy memorial throughout all generations. Lam. v. 19. Thou, O Lord, remainest

GOD'S GREATNESS. for ever; thy throne from generation to generation.

XXVI. God's Greatness. Deut. x. 17. Ps. civ. 31. The glory of the Lord shall The Lord your God, is God of gods, and endure for ever.

Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and XX. The First and the Last. Isa. xliv. a terrible, which regardeth not persons, 6. Thus saith the Lord, the King of Israel, nor taketh reward. and his Redeemer the Lord of hosts : I xxxii. 3. Ascribe ye greatness to our am the First, and I am the Last ; and be- God. sides me there is no God. Ch. xli. 4. 2 Sam. vii. 22. Thou art great, O Lord, xlviii. 12.

and there is none like thee. Rev. i. 8. I am Alpha and Omega, the 1 Kings viii. 42. They shall hear of beginning, and the ending, saith the thy great name, and of thy strong band. Lord, which is, and which was, and 2 Chron. vi. 12. which is to come, the Almighty. Ver. 4.17. 1 Chron. xvi. 25. Great is the Lord,

XXI. He is immortal. 1 Tim. i. 17. and greatly to be praised; he also is to The King eternal, immortal, invisible, the be feared above all gods. 2 Chron. ii. 5. only wise God.

Exod. xviii. 11. vi. 16. Who only hath immortality, xvii. 12. Thou didst make thyself a dwelling in the light, which wo man can name of greatness and terribleness. Deut. approach unto; whom no man hath seen,

xxix. 11. Thine, O Lord, is the greatXXII. Incorruptible. Rom. i. 23. The ness, and the power, and the glory. incorruptible God.

Neh. ix. 32. The great, the mighty and « XXIII. Blessed. Ps. cxix. 12. Blessed the terrible God, that keepeth covenant art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statutes. and mercy. Ch. iv. 14.

Rom. i. 25. The Creator is blessed for Job xxxiii. 12. God is greater than evermore. 1 Tim. i. 11. The blessed man. John x. 29. Greater than all. 1 God.

John iii. 20. Greater than our heart. 1 Tim. vi. 15. The blessed and oniy Ch. iv. 4. Greater than he that is in the Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of world. lords.

xxxvi. God is great, and we know him XXIV. Unchangeable. Mal. iii. 6. I not. am the Lord, I change not.

Ps. lxxvii. 13. Who is so great a God James i. 17. With whom is no varia- as our God. Tit. ii. 13. Rev. xix. 17. bleness, neither shadow of turning. lxxxvi. 10. Thou art great, and doest

Numb. xxiii. 19. God is not a man that wonderous things. he should lie, neither the son of man that xcv. 3. The Lord is a great God he should repent.

and a great King, above all gods. Ps. XXV. Present every where. 1 Kings cxxxv. 5. viii. 27. Behold the heaven, and heaven xcix. 2. The Lord is great in Zion, and of heavens cannot contain thee.

he is high above all people. Ps. cxxxix. 3. Thou compassest my

civ. 1. O Lord, my God, thou art very path, and my lying down.

great; thou art clothed with honour and Ver. 7–10. 'Whither shall I go from majesty. thy Spirit? or whither shall I flee from cxlv. 3. Great is the Lord, and greatly thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, to be praised; his greatness is unsearchthou art there; if I make my bed in hell, able. Ps. xlviii. 1.-xcvi. 4. behold, thou art there. If I take the cl. 2. Praise him according to his exwings of the morning, and dwell in the cellent greatness. uttermost parts of the sea; even there Jer. xxxii

. 18. The great, the mighty shall thy hand lead me, and thy right God, the Lord of hosts, is his name. Isa. hand shall hold me.

xli. 6.

Heb. vi. 13. God could swear by no Isa. xxiv. 14. They shall sing for the greater, he sware by himself.

majesty of the Lord. Ps. cxlv. 5. 12. See God's perfections of knowledge, Jude 25. To the only wise God, be wisdom, power, goodness, mercy, fc. all glory and majesty. See Isa. ii. 10.

called great.

GOD'S GLORY.
GOD EXALTED.

XXX. God is Glorious. Exod. xy. 11.
XXVII. God is exalted. r Chron. xxix. Who is like unto thee, glorious in holi-
11. Thou art exalted as head above all. ness, fearful in praises ?
Ps. xxi. 13.-xlvii. 9.—cxviü. 6.

1 Chron. xxix. 11. Thine, O Lord, is Neh. ix. 5. His glorious name is exalt- the greatness, and the power, and the ed above all blessing and praise.

glory. Matt. vi. 13. Ps. xlvi. 10. I will be exalted among

Ps. viii. 1. Thou hast set thy glory the heathen, I will be exalted in the above the heavens. Ps. xix. 1.- xcvii. 6. carth.

-cxiii. 1.--cxlviii. 13. lvii. 5. Be thou exalted, o God, above

lvii. 5. Let thy glory be above all the the heavens; let thy glory be above all earth. Ver. 11. Ps. Txxii. 19. the earth. Ver. 11. Ps. cviii. 5.

civ. 31. The glory of the Lord shall en. xcvii. 9. Thou art high above all the dure for ever. earth, thou art exalted far above all

cxxxviii. 5. Great is the glory of the gods.

Lord. Ps. cxlv. 5. 11, 12. Isa. xii. 4. Praise the Lord, call upon

Isa. vi. 3. The whole earth is full of his name, declare his doings among the

his glory. people, make known that his name is ex.

He is the God of Glory. Ps. xxix. 3. alted.

Acts vii. 2.-In his name. Deut. xxviii. xxxiii. 5. The Lord is exalted, for he 58. 1 Chron. xxix. 13. Neh. ix. 5.- In dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion his work. Ps. cxi. 3. His work is honour. with judgment and righteousness.

able and glorious.-In deliverances of his See Isa. ii. 11. 17.v. 16.—XXX. 18.-people. Isa. lxiii. 12. 14. He led his peoxxxiii. 10.-xlix. 11.

ple with his glorious arm.- In the over throw of his enemies. Exod. xv. 1. He

hath triumphed gloriously. (Ps. Ixxvi. 4.) GOD'S EXCELLENCY AND MA.

Ver. 6. Thy right hand is become glori. JESTY. ous in power.—Ps. xlv. 3.

Gird thy XXVIII. God's Excellency. Job xiii. sword, ò most Mighty, with thy glory 11. Shall not his excellency make you and thy majesty. See Isa. xxx. 30. and afraid, and his dread fall upon you?

2 Thess. i. 9. xxxvii. 23. The Almighty is excellent in power, and judgment.

XXXI. God is glorious in favours spi. Ps. viii. 1. & 9. How excellent in all ritual and temporal, conferred on his peothe earth is thy name. Ps. cxlviii. 13. ple, and in the advancement of religion

cl. 2. Praise him according to his ex. among them. Numb. xvi. 22. These cellent greatness. Isa. xii. 5.

men have seen my glory and my miIsa. xxviii. 29. The Lord of hosts is racles. wondersul in counsel and excellent in Deut. v. 24. The Lord hath shewed us working. See Exod. xv. 7. Deut. xxxiii. his glory and his greatness. 26. Job xxxvii. 4. Ps. lxviii. 34.

Ps. Ixiii. 2. My soul thirsteth to see thy XXIX. God's Majesty. 1 Chron. xxix. power and thy glory, as I have seen thee 11. Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and in thy sanctuary. the power, and the glory, and the victory,

lxxix. 9. Help us, o God of our salva. and the majesty: for all that is in the tion, for the glory of thy name. heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is

xc. 16. Let thy work appear unto thy the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art ex- servants, and thy glory unto their chil. alted as head above all.

dren. Job xxxvii. 22. With God is terrible cii. 16. When the Lord shall build up majesty. Ps. xcvi. 6.

Jerusalem, he shall appear in his glory. Ps. xxix. 4. The voice of the Lord is Zech. ii. 5. I will be the glory in the full of majesty.

midst of her. xciii. 1. He is clothed with majesty.

Isa. xxiv. 23. The Lord shall reign in Ps. civ. 1.

Jerusalem gloriously.

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