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THE

PRACTICAL WORKS

OF THE

REV. RICHARD BAXTER.

VOLUME VIII.

CONTAINING

DIRECTIONS AND PERSUASIONS TO A SOUND CONVERSION; DIRECTIONS FOR WEAK, DISTEMPERED CHRISTIANS; THE CHARACTER OF A SOUND, CONFIRMED CHRISTIAN;

GOD'S GOODNESS.GWINDICATED.

VOL. VIII.

RICHARD EDWARDS, CRANE COURT, FI.EET STREET, LONDON,

PAGE

What must be understood of the person of Christ .......... 95

The ends of redemption to be understood ......

The demonstrations of the glory of God in Christ, and to whom 108

What are the works of redemption that Christ hath done .... 113

The benefits by Christ procured :

The general benefits ......

117

The benefits proper to believers .....

The several terms on which the several benefits are conveyed 128

The certainty of all this ................

........ 131

How Christ must be received heartily and with the will.... 132

Christ must be entirely received, and how .............. 137

Direct. 6. See that the flesh be thoroughly mortified, and your

hearts taken off the pleasures, profits, and honours of the

world, and think not of reconciling God and the world, as

if you might secure your interest in both ..........

144

Direct. 7. Be sure that you inake an absolute resignation of

yourselves, and all that you have to God .............. 147

Direct. 8. See that you mistake not a mere change of your

opinions, and profession, and behaviour for a saving change 155

The marks by which a sound conversion may be known from

a mere opinionative change..........................

Directions to get beyond an opinionative change .......... 166

Direct. 9. Acquaint yourselves by faith with the glory of the

everlasting kingdom, and see that you take it for your por-

tion and your end, and from thence let the rest of your ac-

tions be animated .................................. 169

Wherein this blessedness doth consist .................. 171

Direct. 10. Rest not, and count not yourselves converted, till

God and holiness have your very love, desire, and delight:

and take it not for a saving change, when you had rather

live a worldly and ungodly life, if it were not for the fears of

punishment

......................... 173

Direct: 11. If you would not have the work miscarry, turn

then this present day and hour without any more delays :

where fifty considerations are given to shame men out of

their delays ........ ............................ 181

Direct. 12. Stop not in weak and wavering purposes, and

- faint attempts ; but see that you be groundedly, unreser-

vedly, and firmly or habitually resolved ................ 209

What resolution is, and by what deliberations it is caused.

The preparatory common acts, and the special acts : illu-
mination, and the will's determinations, how wrought .. ibid.

The unresolved are unconverted .....................: 213

What resolution it is that is necessary ................. 215

Twenty Motives to resolution .......

........ 219

Hindrances to resolution .........

239

Two Directions for prosecuting resolution, that it may hold 243

The Conclusion .......

246

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