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0. A man may tremble at the word of God, and yet
be but an almost a christian,

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A twofold trembling,

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7. A man may delight in the word and ordinances,
and yet be but an almost christian,

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Eighthly, a man may be a member of the church of
Christ, and yet be but almost a christian,

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Ninthly, A man may have great hopes of heaven,
and yet be but almost a christian,

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Tenthly, A man may be under visible changes, and
yet be but almost a Christian,

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A threefold change may be, when as yet the soul is
not renewed,

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Eleventhly, Aman may be very zealous in matters of
religion, and yet be but almost a christian.

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Several kinds of zeal, none of them true and sound, 87
Twelfthly, A man may be much in prayer, and yet
be but almost a christian.

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What prayers speak a man an altogether christian, 93
What prayers speak a man an almost christian, 94
Whether the stirring of the affections in prayer argues
the truth of prayer,

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Thirteenthly, A man may suffer for Christ and yet be
but almost a christian,

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What suffering for Christ is a note of sincerity, 98
What suifering for Christ is the suffering as a chris-

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Fourteenthly, A man may be called of God and em-

brace his call, and yet be but an almost chris-
tian,

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Fifteenthly, A man may have the Spirit of God,
and yet be but almost a christian,

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There is a having the Spirit which is a sure mark
of saintship,

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Every man that hath the Spirit, hath it not in this
manner,

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Sixteenthly, A man may have faith, and yet be but
almost a christian,

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Saving faith, what called,

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Common faith, what

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Seventeenthly, A man may have a love to the peo-

ple of God, and yet be but almost a christian, 110

tian,

What love to the children of God is a true love, 111
For what an almost christian loves a saint,

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His love carnal,

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Eighteenthly, a man may obey the commands of
God, and yet be but almost a christian,

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True obedience hath a threefold property, it is evan-
gelical, universal, continual,

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Nineteenthly, A man may be sanctified, and yet be
but almost a christian,

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Twentiethly, A man may do all (as to external duties

and worship) that a true christian can, and yet
be but almost a christian,

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Wherein the difference between them doth lie, 122
Quest. 2. Whence it is that many go far, and yet no
farther !

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What difference between a natural conscience and

a renewed conscience ? Answered in several
particulars,

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Quest. 3. Whence is it that many are but almost

christians, when they have gone thus far ? 147
For want of right conviction,

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How to know whether our conviction is only from a
natural conscience, or from the spirit,

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Spiritual conviction an essential part of sound con-
version,

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Slight and common convictions are the cause of
great hypocrisy,

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Quest. 4. What is the reason that many go no farther

in the profession of religion, than to be almost
christians !

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1. It is because a man mistakes his own state and
condition,

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Five rises of this mistake,

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Four reasons more, why it is many go no further
than to be almost christians,

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Application.
1. Inference, Salvation is not so easy a thing as it
is imagined to be,

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2. Inference, what shall be the end of them who fall
short of these ?

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1. Use of Examination,

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Two questions we should often put to ourselves,
What am I ! Where am I?

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Cogent arguments for self-examination,

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Quest. How shall I come to know whether I am an

almost or an altogether christian ? Answered in
eight particirs,

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2. Use of Caution.
To take heed of being almost, and yet but an almost
christian,

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This condition, of all others, greatly unprofitable, ex-

ceedingly uncomfortable, desperately danger-
ous,

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3. Use of Exhortation.
To be not only almost, but altogether christians,
under which are five motives,

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Directions for obtaining a thorough work in the heart,

the being not only almost but altogether cbris-
tians,

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