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REV. RICHARD BAXTER.
KNOWLEDGE AND LOVE COMPARED; COMPASSIONATE COUNSEL
CHAP. I. The Text opened: What philosophy Paul depres-
II. What wisdom and esteem of it are not here con-
......III. What pretended knowledge is condemned, and
what learning or philosophy it is which Paul
disliked, further opened; with thirty reasons
......IV. What are the certainties which must be known
...... V. Of the various degrees of certainty.....
.... VI. What are the unknown things or uncertainties,
which we must not pretend a certain know-
ledge of, even Scripture truths.....
...... VII. The first inference: The true reason and use-
fulness of the Christian simplicity, in differ-
encing the covenant and the principles of
religion from the rest of the Holy Scriptures..
VIII. Inference 2. Of the use of catechising
IX. Inference 3. The true preservative of puzzled
Christians, from the errors of false teachers,
CHAP. X. Inference 4. What is the great plague and di-
XI. The common discoveries of men's proud, self-
conceited understanding, and of pretended
XII. Of the mischievous effects of this proud pre-
tence of more knowledge than men have....
......XIII. The commodities of a suspended judgment
and humble understanding, which pretendeth
to no more knowledge or certainty than it
XIV. The aggravations of the sin of prefidence....
XV. Special aggravations of it in students and pastors
..............XVI. Twenty clear proofs of the little knowledge
that is in the world, to move us to a due dis-
XVII. Inference 5. It is not the dishonour, but the
praise of Christ and his Apostles, and the Gospel,
that they speak in a plain style and manner,
of the certain necessary things, without the
vanity of school-uncertainty, and unprofitable
XVIII. Inference 6. The true and false ways of re-
storing the churches, and healing our divisions,
XIX. Of the causes of prefidence or proud pretended
knowledge, in order to the cure.
CHAP.I. Knowledge is a means to a higher end, according
. II. The end of knowledge is to make us lovers of
God, and so to be known of him...
.....III. Therefore knowledge is to be sought, valued and
IV. Therefore they are the wisest and best knowing
men that love God best; and not they that