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Acquaintance with God, men are un-
willing to have any, 94.–See Commu-
Actions a greater proof of principles
than words, 48. All are known by God,
Activity required in spiritual worship,
Adam, the greatness of his sin, 575, 684.
Angels, not governors of the world, 615,
616. Subject to God, 651, 652.
Apostacy. Men apostatize from God
when his will crosses theirs, 77, 78. In
times of persecution, 87, 88. By reason
of practical atheism, 99.
Apostles, the first preachers of the gospel,
mean and worthless men, 440, 441.
Spirited by Divine power for spreading
of it, 442. The wisdom of God seen in
using such instruments, 376, 377.
Applauding ourselves.-See Pride.
Atheism opens a door to all manner of
wickedness, 2. Some spice of it in all
men, 2, 4. The greatest folly, 3—38.
Common in our days, 3, 40. Strikes at
the foundation of all religion, 3. We
should establish ourselves against it, ib.
It is against the light of natural reason,
4. Against the universal consent of all
nations, 6. But few, if any, professed it
in former ages, 7, 8, 40. Would root
up the foundations of all government,
39. Introduce all evil into the world,
39, 40. Pernicious to the atheist him-
self, 40. The cause of public judg.
ments, 40, 41. Men's lusts the cause
of it, 42. Promoted by the devil most
since the destruction of idolatry, 43.
Uncomfortable, 44. Directions against
it, 45. All sin founded in a secret
Atheism, practical, natural to man, 46.
Natural since the fall, 47. To all men,
ib. Proved by arguments, 53—96. We
ought to be humbled for it, both in our-
selves and others, 100. How great a
sin it is, 101–103. Misery will attend
it, 103. We should watch against it,
ib. Directions against it, 103, 104.
Atheist can never prove there is no God,
41. All the creatures fight against
him, 42. In afflictions, suspects and
fears there is a God, ib. How much
pains he takes to blot out the notion,
ib. Suppose it were an even lay that
there were no God, yet he is very
imprudent, ib. Uses not means to in-
form himself, 43.
Atoms, the world not made by a casual
concourse of them, 19, 20.
Attributes of God bear a comfortable
respect to believers, 332.
Authority, how distinguished from power,
Best we have, ought to be given to God,
Blessings, spiritual, God only the author
of, 635. Temporal, God uses a sove-
reignty in bestowing them, 672, 673.-
Body of man, how curiously wrought,
29–31, 339. Every human one hath
different features, 31. God hath none
(see Spirit). We must worship God with
our bodies, 134—136; yet not with our
bodies only.—See Soul, and Wurship.
Bodily shape, we must not conceive of
God under a, 119, 120.
Bodily members ascribed to him.-See
Brain, how curious a workmanship, 30.
Calf, golden, the Israelites worshipped
Christ, his Godhead proved from his eter.
nity, 183, 184; from his omnipresence,
250, 251 ; from his immutability, 220,
221 ; from his knowledge of God, all
creatures, the hearts of men, and his
prescience of their inclinations, 300-
302; from his omipotence, manifest in
creation, preservation, and resurrection,
447–451; from his holiness, 521, 522;
from his wisdom, 378.
Christ is God man, 434, 435. Spiritual
worship offered to God through him,
149, 150. The imperfectness of our
services should make us prize his
mediation, 162. The only fit Person
in the Trinity to assume our nature,
363, 364. Fitted to be our Mediator
and Saviour by his two natures, 366–
368. Should be imitated in his boli-
ness, and often viewed by us to that
end, 529—533. The greatest gift,
573–575. Appointed by the Father to
be our Redeemer, 680—682.
Christian religion, its excellency, 99,
100. Of Divine extraction, 379. Most
opposed in the world, 61.-See Gaspel
Church, God's eternity a comfort to her
in all her distresses and threatenings of
her enemies, 188, 189. Under God's
special providence, 260. His infinite
knowledge a comfort in all subtile con-
trivances of men against lier, 312, 312
Troublers of her peace by corrupt doc
trines no better than devils, 322. God's
wisdom a comfort to her in her greatest
dangers, 387, 388. Hath shewn his
power in her deliverance in all ages,
173, 430 ; and in the destruction of bet
enemies, 431, 432. Ought to take com-
fort in his power in her lowest estate,
+61. Should not fear her enemies (see
Fear). His goodness a comfort in
dangers, 626, 627. How great is God's
love to her, 697, 743. His sovereignty
a comfort to her, 699, 700. He will
comfort her in her fears, and destroy
her enemies, 713, 714. God exercises
patience towards her, 735, 736; for
her sake to the wicked also, 736. Why
her enemies are not immediately de-
stroyed, 741, 742.
Commands of God.Se--e Laws.
Comfort, the holiness of God to be relied
on for, 521, 522.
Comfort us, creatures cannot, if God be
Comforts, God gives great, in or after
temptations, 604, 605.
Communion with God, man naturally
no desire of, 95.
of, 103. Can only be in our spirits,
123. We should desire it, 194. Can-
not be between God and sinners, 517.
Holiness only fits us for it, 531,
Conceptions, we cannot have adequate
ones of God, 119. We ought to labour
after as high ones as we can, ib. They
must not be of him in a corporeal
shape, 119, 120. There will be in them
a similitude of some corporeal thing in
our fancy, 120, 121. We ought to refine
and spiritualize them, 121, 122.
Conceptions, right, of him, a great help
to spiritual worship, 170.
Concurrence of God to all the actions of
his creatures, 498, 499.
Concurring to sinful actions no blemish
to God's holiness, 499-503.
Conditions, various, of men, a fruit of
Divine wisdom, 344, 345.
Conditions of the covenant.-See Cove-
nant, Faith, and Repentance.
Confession of sin, men may have bad
ends in it, 90. Partial ones a practical
denial of God's omniscience, 310, 311.
Conscience proves a Deity, 33–36. Fears
and stings of it in all men upon the
commission of sin, 34, 35; though never
so secret, 35. Cannot be totally shaken
off, ib. Comforts a man in well-doing,
ib. Necessary for the good of the world,
36. Terrified ones wish there were no
God, 51, 52. Men naturally displeased
with it, when it contradicts the desires
of self, 69, 70. Obey carnal self against
the light of it, 81. Accusations of it
evidence God's knowledge of all things,
298. God, and he only, can speak
peace to it when troubled, 446, 654.
His laws only reach it, 658, 686,
Constancy in that which is good, we
should labour after, and why, 229.
Content the soul, nothing but an infinite
good can, 36, 37.-See Satisfaction, and
Contingents all foreknown by God.--See
Knowledge of God.
Contradictions cannot be made true by
God, 410-413 ; yet this doth not over-
throw God's omnipotence, ib. It is an
abuse of God's power to endeavour to
justify them by it, 457,
Contrary qualities linked together in the
Convictions, genuine, would be promoted
by right and strong apprehensions of
God's holiness, 522, 523.
Corruptions, the knowledge of God a com-
fort under fears of them lurking in the
heart, 316, 317. The power of God a
comfort when they are strong and stir-
In God's people shall be
subdued, 698, 699; the remainders of
them God orders for their good, 349–
Covenant of God with his people eternal,
186, 187; and unchangeable, 225.
Covenant, God in, an eternal good to his
Covenant of grace, conditions of, evidence
the wisdom of God, 372. Suited to
man's lapsed state, and God's glory, ib.
Opposite to that which was the cause of
the fall, ib. Suited to the common
sentiments and customs of the world
and consciences of men, 372, 373. Only
likely to attain the end, 373. Evidence
God's holiness, 486. The wisdom of
God made over to believers in it, 386,
387; and power, 459; and holiness,
522. A promise of life implied in the
covenant of works, 565; why not ex-
pressed, 567. The goodness of God
manifest in making a covenant of grace
after man had broken the first, 579.
In the nature and tenor of it, 579–581.
In the choice gift of himself made over
in it, 581. In its confirmation, 581,
582. Its conditions easy, reasonable,
It promises a
more excellent reward than the life in
paradise, 590, 591.
Covetousness.--See Riches, and World.
Creation, the wisdom of God appears in
it, 336—340; and should be meditated
upon, 340; motives to it, 396—399 :
his power, 416—423 ; his holiness, 478,
479; his goodness, 558—567. Good-
ness the end and motive of it, 547,
548. Ascribed to Christ, 447—450.
The foundation of God's dominion, 642,
Creatures evidence the being of God, 5,
14–29; in their production, 15—21;
in their harmony, 21—27 ; in pursuing
their several ends, 27, 28; in their
preservation, 28, 29. Were not, and
cannot he, from eternity, 16, 17, 183.
None of them can make themselves,
17-19; or the world, 19, 20. Sub-
servient to one another, 22, 240, 241.
Regular, uniform, and constant in it,
24, 25. Are various, 25, 26, 336, 337.
Have several natures, 27. All fight
against the atheist, 42. God ought to
be studied in them, 44, 45. All mani-
fest something of God's perfections, ib.
Setting them up as our end (see End).
Must not be worshipped (see Idolatry).
L'sed by man to a contrary and than verse with him, thorough return to him,
God appointed, 86, 87. All are change- or imitation of him, 9496.
able, 212, Therefore an immutable Devil, man naturally under his dominion,
God to be preferred before them, 228. 66, 67. God's restraining him, how
Are nothing to God, 252, 253. Are all
great a mercy (see Restraint). Shall be
known by God, 270, 271. Shall be totally subdued by God, 322. Outwitted
restored to their primitive end, 197, by God, 369, 370. His first sin, what
198, 592. Their beautiful order and it was, 683, 684.--See Angel.
situation, 337, 338. Are fitted for their Direction, men neglect to ask of God
several ends, 338, 339. None of them (see Trusting in ourselves). Should seek
can be omnipresent, 240, 241; or omni- it of hin, 381. Not to do it, how sin-
potent, 405; or infinitely perfect, 409. ful, 384, 385. Should not prosume to
God could have made more than he give it to him, 385, 386.
hath, 406—408. Made them all more Disappointments make many cast off their
perfect than they are, 408, 409. Yet obedience to God, 64, 65. God disap-
all are made in the best manner, 409, points the devices of men, 676, 677.
410. The power that is in them demon- Dispensations of God with his own law,
strates a greater to be in God, 413, 414. 658, 659.
Ordered by God as he pleases, 431, 432. Distance from God naturally affected by
The meanest of them can destroy us by men, 94. How great it is, 515.
God's order, 465, 697. Making different Distractions in the service of God, bow
ranks of them, doth not impeach God's natural, 64, 159. Will be so while we
goodness, 550–552. Cursed for the have natural corruption within, 159, 160;
sin of man, 562, 591. What benefit while we are in the Devil's precinct,
they have by the redemption of man, 160. Most frequent in time of afflic-
591, 592. Cannot comfort us if God be tion, ib. May be improved to make us
angry, 697. All subject to God, 651- more spiritual, 161, 162; when we are
655. All obey God, 709.
humbled for them in worship, 161; and
Curiosity in inquiries about God's coun- for the baseness of our natures, the cause
sels and actions, a great folly, 185, 186. of them, ib. Make us prize duties of
It is an injuring God's knowledge, 307, worship the more, ib. Fill us with ad-
308. It is a contempt of Divine wis- mirations of the graciousness of God,
dom, 385. Should not be employed 161, 162. Prize the mediation of Christ,
about what God hath not revealed, 393, 162. They should not discourage us, if
394. The consideration of God's sove. we resist them, 162, 163; and if we nar-
reignty would check it, 703.
rowly watch against them, 163. Should
be speedily cast out, 171, 172. Thoughts
of God's presence a remedy against
Day, how necessary, 339.
Death of Christ, its value is from his Distresses.-See Afflictions.
Divine Nature, 366, 367. Vindicated Distrust of God, a contempt of God's wis.
the honour of the law, both as to pre- dom, 386 ; and of his power, 455, 456;
cept and penalty, 368. Overturned the and of his goodness, 609, 610.
Devil's empire, 369, 370. He suffered great fear of man arises from it, 456,-
to rescue us by it, 574, 575. By the See Trusting in God, and in ourselves.
command of the Father, 681, 682. Divinity of Christ.-See Christ. Of the
Debauched persons wish there were no Holy Ghost.–See Holy Ghost.
Doctrines that are self-pleasing desired
Decrees' of God, no succession in them, by men, 81.-See Truths.
179. Unchangeable, 379, 380, 451, 452. Dominion of God, distinguished from his
power, 639, 640. All his other altri-
Defilement, God not capable of it from butes fit him for it, 640. Acknowledged
any corporeal thing, 122, 249, 250, by all, ib. Inseparable from the nouoa
Delight, holy duties should be performed of God, 640, 641. We cannot suppose
with, 144, 145. All delight in wor- God a creator without it, 641. Cannot
ship doth not prove it to be spiritual, 145. be renounced by God himself, ib. ; Dor
We should examine ourselves after wor- communicated to any creature, ib.
ship, what delight we had in it, 150. foundation, 641–645. It is indepen-
Deliverances chiefly to be ascribed to God, dent, 645, 646 ; absolute, 616-649;
260. The wisdom of God seen in them, yet not tyrannical, 648, 649; managed
679—682. The contempt of it, how hath one, and man another in sin, 502
great, 682, 683. All sin is a contempt We should make God our end, 532
of it, 683. The first thing the devil God makes himself his own end, how
aimed against, 683, 684; and Adam, 684. to be understood, 547, 548. His being
Invaded by the usurpations of men, 684, the end of all things is one foundation
685. Wherein it is contemned as he is of his dominion, 643, 644. Not using
a lawgiver, 685-688; as a proprietor, God's gifts for the end for which he
688, 689; as a governor, 689–692. It gave them, how great a sin, 688, 689.
is terrible to the wicked, 695–697. Enemies of the church (see Church). We
Comfortable to the righteous, 697—700. should be kind to our worst enemies,
Should be often meditated upon by us, 633, 634.
700, 701. The advantages of so doing, Enjoyment of God in heaven always fresh
701-703. It should teach us humility, and glorious, 187, 188. We should en-
703, 704. Calls for our praise and deavour after it here, 627, 628.
thanks, 704, 705. Should make us pro- Envy. Men envy the gifts and prosperities
mote his honour, 705, 706. Calls for of others, 75, 76. An imitation of the
fear, prayer, and obedience, 706, 707. devil, ib. A sense of God's goodness
Affords motives to obedience, 707 — would check it, 631. A contempt of
709; and shows the manner of it, 709– God's dominion, 688.
711. Calls for patience, 711. Affords Essence of God cannot be seen, 111, 112.
motives to it, 711, 712. Shows us the Is unchangeable, 201.
true nature of it, 712, 713.
Eternity a property of God and Christ,
Duties of religion performed often merely 174, 184, 185. What it is, 175. In
for self-interest, 88–91. Men unwieldy what respects God is eternal, 175—179.
to them, 88, 89. Perform them only in That he is so, proved, 179—183. God's
affliction, 89.-See Service of God, and incommunicable property, 16, 17, 183,