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Psalm 119. 97. O how love'. * It is my meditation all
I. The nature of meditation. It is speculative or practin ii
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III. room. for meditation. How frequent? How long
III. ON THE FEAR OF GOD.
iv. THE FOUR LAST THINGs. Dedication to Lady Russell.
ON DEAth. Heb. 2. 15. And deliver them, who through fear of death were
all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Proofs of Christ's deity. How the devil is said to have
in general. The special causes that make death so
fearful. The bondage of men from the fear of death.
vine life. Their resurrection is delayed till the coming
ON ETERNAL JUDGMENT. -
will judge the world in righteousness, by that man whom he hath, ordained 3. whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
CHAP. . . . * * * • *. - - - Page,
I. The coherence of the text. Divine prerogative to judge the world. Qualifications of Christ for that office. Why the day of Judgment is called the great day, 309
II. The equity of the divine law which will be the rule of
judgment, 316 III. The wisdom and justice of God in ordaining eternal death to be the punishment of sin, 322
IV. The evidence of facts produced as the reason of judgment. The books will be opened, divine omniscience will give evidence, conscience will bear testimony, and numerous witnesses will appear. The impartiality of the sentence, -
V. Application of the subject. The certainty of a future . judgment. It is a vindication of the proceedings of providence, a comfort to the saints under persecution, a restraint from secret sins, a remedy for sensual temptations, and a motive of terror to the wicked, 342
VI. Application concluded. Preparatives for the last judgment. Faith in Christ. Sincere obedience. Selfexamination. Improvement of talents. Zeal for the cause of Christ. Love to the saints, 355
ON HEAVEN. - . . . . . . .
Psalm 16. 11. Thou wilt show me the path of life; in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures jor evermore,
I. The divine presence is the felicity of the saints. The glory of the place described. The happiness of hea
ven illustrated by sensible representations, 369 II. In heaven there is an exemption from all evils, and the enjoyment of all blessings, 374
III. The vision of God in heaven. His works and word,
IV. Effects of the vision of God. A glorious likeness.
to Him, 384 W. Union with God and its effects. Perfect knowledge. Pure love. Supreme joy, 389
VI. Communion with saints and angels, The felicity of heaven is everlasting,
CHAP. Page, VII. The felicity of heaven is not diminished by the num
ber of its possessors. . It continues for ever. The application. The woful folly of sinners in refusing this happiness. It originates in the mercy of God, and is obtained by the obedience of Christ, 404 I. The qualifications of those who shall obtain heaven. The nature and necessity of regeneration, and sanctification. - 413
IX. The necessity of faith in Christ. We must choose heaven as our supreme happiness. This choice must be sincere, - 422 X. Our choice of heaven must be lasting. The properties of saving perseverance, - 435 XI. Directions how to fix our choice aright upon the felicity of heaven, - 446
XII. On the steadfast belief, and serious consideration of
eternal realities, 454
XIII. Objects which give vigour to the serious considera
tions of the soul, and determine it to choose heaven, 464
XIV. Additional motives to encourage us to seek the king
dom of heaven, - - 470 ON HELL. ... . . . . . . Mark 9. 48. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire, is not quenched. ' ... * * Exposition of the text. The dreadful nature of future unishment, 481 The eternal duration of future punishment, 492
III. Practical inferences. The mercy of God in salvation.
The depravity of sinners. The wages of sin. Our in
finite obligations to Jesus Christ. 500