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The grounds of the certainty of Faith briefly intimated....
Why God will have us live by Faith, and not by sight
Motives to live by a foreseeing Faith on things not seen
The conclusion. 1. Exhorting to live by Faith. 2. And to
CHAP. I. The conviction and reproof of hypocrites, who
And 1. For the first, the order of the presupposed
natural verities is briefly mentioned
The true method of inquiry into the supernatu-
ral evidences of Faith, and the rules therein to be
The image of God's goodness and holiness on
the Christian religion, in thirty instances
VI. The image of God's power upon the Christian re-
VII. The means of making known all this to us in-
fallibly. How the first witnesses knew it. How
the next age and churches knew it. How we know
it. Twenty especial historical traditions of Chris-
tianity, and matters of fact. What the Spirit's
VIII. Twelve further Directions to confirm our faith
IX. Twenty general Directions how to use Faith, or
Abuses of the doctrine of redemption. The extent
of it. Of Christ's office. His merits and sacrifice.
III. How to live by Faith on the Holy Ghost. Of
the Trinity. Several doubts resolved about believ-
ing in the Holy Ghost. Of giving the Spirit. His
Christ go first; exactly answered. (And conse-
V. How to live by Faith on God's promises. What
will of God it is, according to which they must ask
who will receive. Of a particular Faith in prayer.
Is the same degree of grace conditionally promised
to all? Directions for understanding the promises.
The true nature of Faith or Trust in God's pro-
mises, opened at large. Affiance is in the under-
standing, will and vital power. Whether Faith be
obedience, or how related to it. Ten acts of the
understanding essential to the Christian Faith in
the promises. Several acts of the will essential to
Faith. And in the vital power, whether all true
Faith hath a subjective certainty of the truth of the
word. Choice and venturing or forsaking all, is
the sign of real trust. Promises collected for the
help of Faith, 1. Of pardon. 2. Of salvation.
3. Of reconciliation and adoption. 4. Of pardon
of new sins after conversion. 5. Of sanctification.
6. Promises to them that desire and seek. 7. To
prayer. 8. To groans that want expression. 9.
Promises of all that we want and that is good for
10. To the use of God's word and sacraments.
11. To the humble, meek and lowly. 12. To the
peaceable. 13. To the diligent. 14. To the pa-
tient. 15. To obedience. 16. To the love of God.
17. To them that love the godly, and are merciful
in good works. 18. To the poor. 19. To the op-
pressed. 20. To the persecuted. 21. In dangers.
22. Against temptations. 23. To them that over-
come and persevere. 24. In sickness, and at death.
25. Of resurrection, final justification and glory.
CHAP. VI. How to exercise Faith on God's threatenings
and judgments. How far belief of the threaten-
ings is good, necessary and a saving Faith. How
saving Faith is a personal application. How to
VII. How to live by Faith for pardon and justifica-
tion. In how many respects and ways Christ jus-
tifieth us. Of the imputation of Christ's righteous-
ness. Twelve reasons to help our belief of pardon.
How far sin should make us doubt of our justifica-
VIII. Fifty-eight dangerous errors detected, which
hinder the work of Faith about our justification;
and the contrary truths asserted
IX. How to live by Faith of other graces and du-
ties. And 1. Of the doctrinal Directions. What
sanctification is. How God loveth the unsanctified.
How he loveth us in Christ. Of preaching mere
X. The practical Directions, to promote love to
XI. Of the order and harmony of graces and duties,
gion. Ten consectaries. Whether all graces be
equal in habit. Religion not so perfect in us as in the
Scriptures; which therefore are the rule to us, &c.
CHAP. XII. How to use Faith against particular sins••••
XIII. What sins the best are most in danger of, and
should most carefully avoid. And wherein the in-
firmities of the upright differ from mortal sins
XIV. How to live by Faith in prosperity. The way
by which Faith doth save us from the world. Ge-
neral Directions against the danger of prosperity.
Twenty marks of worldliness. The pretences of
worldly minds. The greatness of the sin. The ill
XV. How to be poor in spirit. And 1. How to es-
cape the pride of prosperous men. The cloaks of
pride. The signs of pride and of lowliness. The
sinfulness of it. Particular remedies ....
XVI. How to escape the sin of fulness, gulosity or
gluttony, by Faith. The mischiefs of serving the
appetite. Particular remedies ..
XVII. How Faith must conquer sloth and idleness.
Who are guilty of this sin. Cases resolved. The
evil of idleness. The remedies.....
XVIII. Unmercifulness to the poor, to be conquered
XIX. How to live by Faith in adversity..
XX. How to live by Faith in trouble of conscience,
and doubts of our salvation. The difference be-
tween true and false repentance. How to apply
the universal grace to our comfort. The danger of
casting our part on Christ; and of ascribing all
melancholy disturbances and thoughts to the Spirit.
Of the trying the spirits; and of the witness of
of God. Overvalue not your own manner of wor-
ship, and overvilify not other men's. Of commu-