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Four evidences of it, - - - page 60

A bias in it to evil, - - • - 62

Six evidences of that bias, - 65

Aversion to spiritual truths, - - 67

Three evidences thereof, « 68

Proneness to lies and falsehood, - 7o

Man naturally high-minded, - - 71

Of the corruption of the will, - - - 72

Utter inability for what is truly good, - . ib.

Two evidences of it, - - 73

Averseness to good, ... 74

Four evidences of it,' - - 75

Proneness to evil, - yf

Five evidences of it, - - - * 78

Enmity against God, ... 80

Against the being and nature of God, - 62

Five queries, for conviction, on this head, 83

Against the Son of God, - BI

In his prophetical office, - - 85

Two evidences of it, - - ib.

In his priestly office-r-Three evidences of it, 88

In his kingly office—Three evidences of it, 89

A peculiar malignity against the priestly office, cor-

rupt nature lying cross to the gospel contrivance of

salvation, - 90

Four proofs of it, - - - - 91

Bent to the way of the law, as a covenant ©f works, 92

Four proofs of it, - - -" 93

Against the Spirit of God, -■ 97

Against the law, as a rule of life, - - ib.

Two evidences of it, . - - ib.

Contumacy against the Lord, - 98

Perverseness in reference to the chief end, 99

Of the corruption of the affections, » - loi

'of the conscience, - 103

- of the memory. -. - 103

The body partaker of this corruption, - ib.

How man's nature was corrupted, - - 104

The doctrine of the corruption of nature applied, 107

The natural man can do nothing but sin, - 110

God takes special notice of the sin of our nature, lI2

^Evidencesof men's overlooking the sin of theii? nature, 113

Wherein that sin is to be specially noticed, page 116

Why is it to be specially noticed, - - 117

How to get a view of the corruption 6f nature, 119

Head II. The Misery of Man's Natural State,

discoursed from Eph. ii. 3. 121

Man's natural state, a state of wrath, - 123

What this state of wrath is, - - 125

Wrath in the heart of God against the natural man, ib..

Wrath in the word of God against him, - 126

, Wrath in the hand of God against him, -" 127

On his body and soul, - - ib.

On his enjoyments, - - - 128

•He is under the power of Satan, - - ,129

Hath no security for a moment's safety, - ib.

Wrath against him at death, and at the general judg-

ment, - - - - 130

The qualities of that wrath, - - 131

The doctrine of the stat« of wrath confirmed and vin-

dicated, - » - - 134

Several instructions from it, » - ib.

Alarm to the unregenerate, - - - 141

They are under the covenant of works, - 142

Their misery in that respect, - - 143

They are without God, - » - 145

Their misery in that respect, • - ib.

Instances of the wrath of God, - - 14©

A view of the nature of God, whose wrath it is, 148

How to flee from wrath, - - - 149

A few words to the saints, and a few to all, 149—152

Head III. Man's Utter Inability to recover him-

self, discoursed from Rom. v. 6. John vi. 44. 153

Only two ways of man's recovering himself sup-

poscablc, viz. the way of the law, and the way of

the gospel, - - - - ib.

Man unable to recover himself, in the way of the law, 154

He cannot keep the commands perfectly, ib.

The perfection of law-obedience, four-fold, 155

He cannot satisfy the justice of Qo4 for his sin, 157
Object.—God is merciful; we hope to be saved, if

we do as well as we can, Answered, - page 159

Man unable to recover himself in the way of the gos-

pel, to embrace and use the help offered for his re-

covery, - ■ - - _ - 160

Proved by several arguments, - - ib.

Object. (1.) If we be under an utter inability to do

any good, how can God require us to do it? An-

swered, - - - - 163

Object. (2.) Why do you then call us to believe, re-

pent, and use the means? Answered, - 164

Object. (3.) The use of means needless, seeing we

are utterly unable to help ourselves out of the state

of sin and wrath: Answered, - - 166

Quest. Has God promised to convert and save them,

who, in the use of means, do what they can to-

wards their own relief? Answered, - - ib.

The conclusion of this head, - - 168

III. The State of Grace, or Begun Recovery.

Head I. Regeneration, discoursed from 1 Pet.i. 23. 169

Of the nature of regeneration, - * 170

Partial changes mistaken for this change, ib.

The change made in regeneration, what it is, 173"

In general and particular, - - 173, 175

The mind illuminated, and the will renewed, 178

Cured of its utter inability to good, - 179

Endued with a fixed aversion to evil, ■» 180

i . bent and propensity to good, ib.

Reconciled to the covenant of peace, - 181

Disposed to receive Jesus^Christ, • 182"

The affections are changed, - - '•» 183

rectified and regulated, 184

The conscience renewed, - - * 185'

The memory bettered by regenerating grace, 186

The body changed in respect of use, - 187

The whole conversation changed, - 188

The resemblance betwixt natural and spiritual gene-

ration, in nine particulars, - - - 190

Trial of one's state, whether born again, or not, 195

Some cases of doubting Christians resolved, - lag

Case (1.) The precise time and way of one's con-

version not known, - tiaSe 199

Case (2.) Sin prevailing, - - ib>.

Case (&,) Corruptions more violent than formerly, 20O

Case (4.) Affections to the creature stronger than
to the Creator.—Glowing affections to God
gone, - - - -' - 201

Case (5.) Attainments of hypocrites and apostates,

a terror, .... 203

Case (6.) Falling short of the Saints mentioned in

Scripture, and of others, ... 204

Case (7.) No child of God so tempted, 20S

. Case last. Strange and unusual afflictions, 207"

The necessity of regeneration, - - 208-

To qualify one to do good, - - ib.

To communion with God in duties, - 21CX

To make one meet for heaven, - - 211

To one's being admitted into heaven, 2 12

Advices to the unregenerate, - - 216

Head II. The Mystical Union betwixt Christ and

Believers, discoursed from John xv. 5. 2IT

A General view of the Mystical Union, • 218

The natural stock of all men, Adam, - 221

Originally a choice vine, ... 223

Now a degenerate stock, • - - ib,

fruits growing on the branches of the nature of the

stock, - - . . . 224

A dead stock, - - - 226

The condition of the branches in that

respect, • ib.

A killing stock, - - 22f

The condition of the branches in that

respect, ... 228

The supernatural stock, into which the branches are

ingrafted, Jesus Christ, -" - - 22d

The branches taken out of the natural stock, and

grafted into the supernatural stock, the elect, 231

How cut off from the natural stock, in twelve parti-
culars, ..... 23£

How ingrafted into Christ, - - 234

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