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Accountability human, queries on and answers, iv. 113–116.
Adam, his state before the fall, i. 79-82.
AIW, AIWVIOs, remarks on the words, i. 378-388.
Allegory, abuse of, in preaching, viji. 134.
Alms-giving, viii. 212.
Anderson, Mr. an American writer, i. 23 ; his sentiments on the subject

of faith examined, i. 23-27.
Antinomianism, iv. 37–40; selfishness its distinguishing feature, iv. 146 ;

its origin, iv. 148; opposed to the moral government of God, iv. 160;
perverts the doctrine of man's inability, iv. 161; abuses the priviliges
of the gospel, iv. 164; perverts the doctrine of election, iy. 176; of

the atonement, iv. 178.
Apostles the, their views respecting the death of Christ previous to that

event, ii. 147 ; their language respecting Christ is recorded in the Acts,

ii. 282–284.
Arminians, their coincidence in some points with Antinomians, i. 12;

their notion of free-will, iv. 30.
Aristotle, his remarks on the the word awwv, ii. 370...
Arms, use of, lawful under the Christian dispensation, vii. 169, 170.
Atonement of Christ, i. 88; ii. 141; viii. 297 ; founded on the principles

of moral, not commercial, justice, i. 89; equal to the salvation of the
whole world, i. 89; the life of the gospel system, iv. 177; viewed in
connexion with the divinity of Christ, iv. 264; mistaken views of it,
iv. 268.

Backsliding, its nature, iv. 357; shown by a relinquishment of evangel-

ical doctrine, iv. 359; preceded by a neglect of prayer and
watchfulness, iv. 359; followed by falling into gross immorality, iv.
360; operates by the love of the world, iv. 361; by taking too eager
an interest in political disputes, iv. 365; symptoms of a backsliding
spirit, iv, 371; religious duties attended to from custom or from con-

science, rather than from love, iv. 372; a disposition to palliate sin, iv.
373; continuance in the practice of sin, iv. 374; temporary reforma-
tion, iv. 374; refraining from sin from prudential motives, iv. 376 ;
taking pleasure in talking of the evil, iv. 377; triling with temptation,
iv. 378; means of recovery, iv. 389; retirement and reading the scrip-
tures with prayer, iv. 393; reflection on the aggravating circumstances
of our sins, iv. 396; reflection on the goodness of God, iv. 397; on
our former states of mind, iv. 398 ; setting apart special seasons for
fasting and prayer, iy. 399; watchfulness, iv. 400; approach to the
Saviour as a sinner, iv. 401; striving for a complete recovery, iv. 401;

viii. 39.
Baptism Christian, its uses, viii. 428.
Beatitudes the, remarks on, viii. 186.
Belief, “ with the heart,” meaning of the phrase, i. 433; simple and

compound, iii. 369.
Belsham Mr. thinks that men most indifferent to the practice of religion

will be the first to embrace a rational system of faith, ii. 46 ; his just

remarks on the importance of religious sentiments, ii. 150.
Benevolence, distinguished from esteem, ii. 106.
Bigotry, defined, and remarks on its nature, ii. 143.
Bolingbroke Lord, his acknowledgment of the excellency of Christian

morality, iii. 41.
Blood, eating of, unlawful, v. 89.
Bogue and Bennett Messrs. remarks on their History of Dissenters, viii.

405, 406.
Born again, “ by the word,” meaning of the phrase, iii. 434..
Button Mr. his arguments to prove an essential difference between na-

tural and spiritual holiness, stated and answered, i. 217; his views of
faith, i. 179.

Calvin, remarks on his conduct towards Servetus, ii. 109.
Calvinism, its moral tendency, ii. 67-78; the countries where it pre-

vails are most moral, ii. 81; misrepresentations of it, ü. 65–67.
Campbell Dr. his remarks on John iii. 3. iii. 435.
Candour, its nature, ii. 106.
Charity, its nature, ii. 130.
Christ, in what sense he died for the ungodly, i. 141; extent of the ef-

fects of his death, i. 292, 391 ; his death, what it presupposes, vii.
363-370; the motives which induced it, vii. 370; the spirit with
which it was endured, vii. 372; its ends, vii. 373; consistency of its
limited efficacy with unlimited invitations, i. 314; his deity a funda-
mental truth; ii. 139. 155. viii. 297; the uniform bearing of the scrip-

tures on his person and work, iv. 297; his reception the turning point
of salvation, vii. 281; what is included in receiving him, vii. 285–288 ;
his life, vii. 377. viii. 90; his authority, vii. 381 ; his intercession, vii.
388—394; his increasing in knowledge and wisdom, viii. 105; his
washing the disciples' feet, viii. 111; his sonship, viii. 268 ; his king-

dom, iii. 485.
Christianity, its effects on national character, iii. 86-89; its corruptions,

ii. 124; its spirit, iii. 492. .
Christians, address to, iii. 196–199; should attend, not so much to their

feelings, as to the objects fitted to excite right feelings, iii. 349,
Chesterfield Lord, his confession of the vanity of the world, iii. 95 ; com-

pared with St. Paul, iii. 96.
Church the, its character in a future state, vii. 242; description of it,

vii. 249; connexion between its sanctification and the death of the

Redeemer, vii. 254; its security depends on Christ, vii. 381.
Churches Christian, nature of their obedience to their pastors, vii. 151

--162; their state in the first ages, viii. 440; remarks on their gov-

ernment, iii. 476; iv. 403; viii. 456; on membership, iv. 208.
“Conditions of salvation,” remarks on the use of the term, i. 25. 196.
Conscience, its nature, iv. 52.
Controversies, the proper method of reading them, i. 240.
Conversion, one great topic of apostolic preaching, ii. 18.
Covenant of works, i. 91, 92; Abrahamic, v. 152–155.
Covetousness, on, viii 137.
Creeds and subscriptions, viii. 302.
Cross, doctrine of the, centre of the Christian system, iv. 271.

Death of Christian friends, vii. 76; of Christ, conformity to it, vii. 365-
Declension spiritual, viii. 15.
Decrees of God, i. 84-88; include the present as well as the future

state, i. 85; consistent with the agency of man, i. 85.
Deists, address to, iii. 183—-191; their views of the character of God, iii.

18, 19; their discordant views of morality, iii. 39 ; reject the most
energetic motives to virtue, iii. 43; their immoral lives, iii. 68; their
miserable prospects, iii. 301.
Delay, danger of, in religion, vii. 57.
Depravity, human, iv. 41-45; in what it consists, i. 266; total, iv. 47

-49; its consequences, iv. 67.
Dissent, vindication of, iv. 417; statement of its principles, viii. 383 :

remarks on, viii. 404.

Dissentions, their origin, vii. 262; inefficacy of human means to remove

them, vii. 265.
Divine influence, necessary to spiritual perception and belief, i. 152;

imparts no new truths, but a holy susceptibility of spirit, i. 156; its
resistibleness and irresistibleness, i. 350, 351.

Education, its effect on our religious sentiments, ii. 293.
Edwards Jonathan, his remarks on spiritual knowledge, iü. 420. 427.
Election, one kind involved in the scheme of necessity, ii. 73, 74; differ-

ence between that and the election held by the Calvinists, ii. 74; the
belief of personal election not consistent with immoral conduct, ii.
73; its humbling and holy tendency, iv. 174; viewed in connexion

with other doctrines, iv. 262; viii. 343.
Enemies, love to, viii. 208.
Error, causes of, iv. 468; the number of unconverted ministers, iv. 470;

the number of merely nominal Christians, iv. 472; reasons why it is

permitted, iv. 473.
Establishments, religious, iv. 421; do not produce unity of belief, iv.


Everlasting, eternal, for ever, &c. remarks on the terms, ii. 377-380.
Evidence, influence of the heart in giving it weight, i. 149, 150.
Experience, Christian, iv. 20, 21; arises from the influence of truth on
* the mind, vii. 103.

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Faith, not merely an intellectual exercise, i. 101; its requirement a

proof of the goodness of God, i. 105; influenced by the moral state
of the heart, i. 131; implies repentance, i. 131; want of it ascribed
to moral causes, i. 133; its implying a holy disposition, not unfriendly
to justification by grace, i. 135, 136. 145—147; illustrated by the
parable of the pharisee and publican, i. 147; its object is what is re-
vealed in the scriptures, i. 222; its origin the Holy Spirit, i. 248 ; in
what sense necessary to justification, iii. 360; influenced by the will,
iii. 376; of devils examined, iii. 386; the great principle of action,
vii. 9; not opposed to spiritual sight, vii. 10; must have truth for its
foundation, vi. 14; walking by it opposed to walking by corporeal
sight, vii. 19; distinguished from the discoveries of unassisted reason,
vii. 20; opposed to ultimate vision, vii. 22; seasons for the exercise of
faith, vii. 23; times of affliction, vii. 23; in our communion with

Christ, vii. 26; in renouncing present enjoyments, vij. 37–30; when
• the church of God suffers adversity, vii. 30; the importance of walk-

ing by it, vii. 33–35; its necessity for great exertions in religion,

vii. 142, 143; its concern in justification, vii. 307.
Fall the, remarks on, v. 29–33. viii. 74.
Fasting, on, viii. 226.
Forgiveness, Christian, viii. 38.
Frames, religious, vii. 4.

Glory, degrees in, proportioned to works of piety, viii. 68.
God, on the being of, iv. 277; his perfections, iv. 301 ; his moral charac-

ter, iv. 23–25; his goodness, ii. 301; in what sense incapable of
showing mercy without an atonement, ii. 164; his approbation neces-
sary to the success of our labours, vii. 127; on love to him, i. 68; his
testimony the proper evidence for religious belief, vii. 14; his glory
and the good of his people always go together, vii. 36 ; the neglect of
his word a grievous sin, vii. 99. Love to God distinguishes true reli-
gion from counterfeits, vii. 355; keeps every thing in a state of moral
order, vii. 356 ; is the great preservative from error, vii. 357; the
grand spring of evangelical obedience, vii. 358; in what his glyry

consists, ii. 98.
Gospel, “worthy of all acceptation," occasion of writing the treatise

so called, i. 9, 10; its evidences to be examined, in order to believing
it, i. 38; brief scriptural description of it, iv. 348; its personal suita-
bleness one great evidence of its truth, iv. 345; proper method of

preaching it, i. 12.
Government civil, recognised by Christianity, vii. 169; not one law for

the religious and another for the irreligious, vii. 170; ineffective for
the preservation of peace and order, vii. 267.

Happiness, ii. 185-198; in order to, the human mind requires something

beyond its comprehension, ii. 193; peace of mind essential to it, iii.
94; perpetuity essential to it, iii. 94; must include adaptation to the

wants of men, iii. 97.
Heart, the use of the term in scripture, iii. 415.
Heathens, their state in particular, vii. 340 ; in common with other sin-

ners, vii. 342.
Heaven, the nature of its employments, ii. 206 ; meditation on its glory,

iv. 117; a state of rest, v. 89; a state of reward, vii. 73.
Heavenly-mindedness, ü. 206.
Herbert Lord, his lax morality, iij. 36.
Hindoos, their character by Bernier, Holwell, and Sir Jobo Shore, iii.

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