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science ; and not as busy bodies,

or evil-doers . . . . 316

Thirdly. The duties of others;

and how we ought to behave

toward such as are afflicted and

persecuted .

. . 317

To sympathize with them, visit,

help, comfort, and pray for them;

and take heed we add not to their

trouble . . . . . ib.

Chap. XXI. Of public or common ca.

lamities and judgments, whence they

are . . . . . . $19

Sect. 1. That they are of God's ap:

pointment, and none can guard

against them . .

See alša looking to God in affliction,

chap. XX.

Sect. 11. The privileges of the ser-

vants of God in such a time - 320

See more in saints privileges in general,

chap. xii.

Sect. . The duties of the righteous

in soch times of distress . . 321

Chap. XXII. Of magistrales and ma-

gistracy . . . . . 323

šect. 1. That magistracy is an ordi.

nance of God : that by him magis.
trates are advanced to office; the

titles given to them .

Sect. II. What they are in the sight of

God, and considered as men .

Sect. 1. What are the duties of ma-

gistrates : what they should not be ;

and what they should be . .325

Sect. iv. The duties of subjects to ma-

gistrates, with respect both to their

persons and decrees . . .

First. What they may not do: when

and wherein they may not obey

them . . . . .

Secondly. What they ought to do,

or wherein they should acknow-

ledge and obey them . .

1. To submit to, and obey them

in things lawful . . .

II. To give them due honour and

respect. Not contemn their per-

sons, or speak evil of them . 330

III. To pray for them . . 331

IV. To endeavour to get good

magistrates . . . .

V. To discover treasons . .

VI. To submit to lawful magis-

trates which God hath set up,

although they be not such as

they should be . . ib.

See also the kings of Isruel and Judah,

chap. xlii.

CHAP. XXIII. Ofan oath for testimony,

confirmation, and ending of contro-
versies, and other occasions; and evil

oaths . . . . . . ib.
Chap. XXIV. Of the gospel; gospel


preachers in general ; their duty and

recompense .

. . 334

Sect. i. What the gospel is ; and its


. . .. ib.

Sect. 11. of gospel preachers, their

duty and recompense . . . 355

See more of church officers, chap. xxv.

Chap. XXV. Of the church of Christ,

onder the several notions thereof,

and the things belonging thereto, in

general; and also with regard to

particular churches . . . . 339

First. The several acceptations of the

church mentioned in scripture .

1. General, or universal . . ib.

II. Universal, visible . ..

III. Particular visible churches of

believers, who are joined toge-

ther as one body, and usually

meet together in one place, for

the participation of the same or-

dinances, and exercising duties

as a church, and one to another

as members thereof, . . ib.

Secondly. The dignity, privileges, and

blessings belonging to the church,

of Jesus Christ in general, as such $40
See union and relation between Christ and

his church, chap. xiv.

Thirdly. Of the qualifications of mem-

bers of the church of God; what

they should be . . . . 343

Fourthly. Of the property that parti-

cular churches had in their members,

and of others joining themselves to

them . . . . . . 344

Fifthly, of letters commendatory, and

the churches receiving of such as

were recommended to them by word

or letter . . . . . ib.

Sixthly. Of the order of the charches

in their assemblies and meetings:

their stated regulations in constant

worship . . . . . ib.

Seventbly. Of the gifts of prayer, pro-

phesying, psalms, tongues, &c.which

the members of churches received :

how they used them in the church

assemblies, and elsewhere, for the

edification one of another, and in-

struction of others : the order how

they should be used, directed : such

gifts to be desired for this end. . 345

Eighthly. Of other acts done in and by

these particular churches, in sending

messengers to other churches; and,

upon occasion, determining contro-

versies, writing and sending epistles

and other affairs, of their meeting

togetherin order thereto, and hearing

such epistles : the epistles directed

to the whole body . . .347

See Church discipline in this chapter,

sect. xiii.

Ninthly. Of the ending of controversies

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arising between the members of the ceivers, and seducers. The descrip-

charcb; to avoid going to law before

tion of them . . . . . 375

the infidels . .

. . 348 Sect. 1. Of Satan, the devil himself. ib.

Tenthly. Of the relief of the poor of See more, sinners' bondage, chap. iv.

the churches, and their contribution

Sect. II. The instruments of Satan;

to the necessity of other churches,

seducers, deceivers, &c. . . 376

and the order of it . .

Chap. XXIX. Of consideration, medi-

See distributing to the poor at large,

tation, pondering upon, and serious

chap. xvii.

weighing of the things of God, his

Eleventhly, of the officers of particular word and works, &c. . . 580

charches; their power, duty, and Chap. XXX. Of the thoughts, mind,

recompense: how they should be

and affections. , . . . 384

qualified for their office; and of the Caap. XXXI. Of repentance in the ge-

chorches' duty to them as guch 350 neral : in what sense God cannot re-

I. Or the officers' power, duty, qua-

pent, and how he is said to repent: re-

lification, and recompense . ib. pentance in man, and of his turning to

See more of gospel preachers in general, God from sin. ..

. . 386

chap. xxiv.

Sect. 1. In what sense God cannot re-

II. Complaints of, and threatenings

pent; and how he is said to repentib.

against evil officers or ministers Sect. ni. Repentance in man, and his

of the church . . . . 351

tuming to God . . . . 387

III. Of the churches duty toward See God's reasonings with sinners, ch, xiv.

their officers and those who labour

CHAP. XXXII. Of death; or the laying

amongst them . . . . 352

down of these tabernacles . . 391

IV. Of the ordination of officers in

churches . . . . . 353

Chap. XXXIII. Of the resurrection of

Twelftbly. Of laying on of hands upon

the dead . . . . . 396

the several occasions, and to the

Chap. XXXIV. Of Christ's second com-

several ends in scripture mentioned 354

ing to the judgment; and rendering
Thirteenthly. Of the several ordinances

unto every man according to his deeds
of Christ to be observed in and by

done in the body, whether good or
the churches of Cbrist, and else-

See waiting for Christ's coming, ch. xiv.
where . . . . . . ib.
Ord. I. Prayers.

CHAP. XXXV. Of the glory prepared
See more in prayers and praising at lørge,

and reserved for believers, at the ap-

chap. xiv.

pearing of the Lord Jesus Christ . 40%

Ord. II. Reading, teaching, preach. See the end of the wicked, chap. iv,
ing of the word of God, prophe-

Chap. XXXVI. Of knowledge and un-
sying . . . . . ib. derstanding in divine things, and of

See more of ministers in general, and of the want thereof: ignorance about such

gifts of church members, chap. xxiv.

things, and the evil thereof . 405

See of the word of God, chap. i.

See more of the sottish nature of man,

Ord. UL. Baptism. . .

chap. iv.

Ord. IV. Breaking of bread, or See also the giver of knowledge, ch. xviii.

the Lord's supper . . . 359 Chap. XXXVII. Of this present world,
Ord. V. Discipline, church cen-

and the titles, honours, pleasures, and
sures, or removing of scandals . 360 other things in this world: the use of
See more of rebuking one another,chap. xv.

them; the snares and temptations in

CHAP. XXVI. Of hypocrites and hypo-

them; our duty in relation to them 413

crisy: the spirit and practices of such,

Chap. XXXVIII. Ofidolatry, setting up

who are very formal and earnest in and

and worshipping strange gods, graven

about the external parts of worship and images, &c. . . . . . 422

profession, and in a show for God; yet See worshipping the true God, chap. xiv.

high in their opposition of Christ, the Chap. XXXIX. Of angels; their ap-

truth of the gospel, and power of god. pearing to men; what they are, and do 428

liness in others

Cuap. XL. Of the parables and simili-

See more of their persecuting temper, ch. xx. I tudes which Christ spake


Sect. 1. The great danger of hypocrisy, CHAP. XLI. Of the miracles, and won-

and formality, and the end of hypo derful things which were done by


Christ and his apostles . . . 433

See Sincerity, chap. xiv.

CHAP. XLII. of the kings of Israel and

CHAP. XXVII. Of conscience . . 371 | Judah; their appointment and esta-

Crap. XXVIII. Of the devil : of his blishment divine . . . . 435

subtilty by himself, and by his instru-

See magistrates at large, chap. xxii.

ments, wicked men, false teachers, de CHAP. XLIII. Of sacrifices and altars,

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and calling upon the name of the Lord, Chap. LXIV. Of theft . ..

• 468

before the giving of the law : · 457 Chap. LXV. Of lying and equivocating 469

CHAP. XLIV. The importance of Chris. CHAP. LXVI. of tempting God; or

tianity, and difficulty of being a Chris wherein men may be said to tempt him ib.

tian indeed . . . . . 438 Chap. LXVII. Of witchcraft: or dealing

CHAP. XLV. Of time or opportunity for with familiar spirits . . . . 470

spiritual improvement; not to be neg-

| Chap. LXVIII. of a hardened heart,



and God's giving men up to hardness

CHAP. XLVI. Of the signs of the end of of heart

. . . . 471

the world .

. 443 Chap. LXIX. Of vain curiosity, or being

CHAP. XLVII. Encouragements to hope wise above what is written . . 472

in, and cry to God, when our case CHAP. LXX. Of God's providence in the

seems desperate . . . . ib. disposal of all events . . . ib.

Chap. XLVIII. God takes notice of the Chap. LXXI. Of resignation to, and

first dawnings of amendment . . 443 contentment with, all God's dispensa

CHAP. XLIX. Of vows and promises to

tions . . . . . .473


. . . . . . 444 Chap. LXXII. Of men truly wise, or of

Chap. L. Of blasphemies . . 445 religious wisdom; and folly as its op-

Chap. LI. of Israel's murmurings 447 posite . .

w. .. . . 475

Cuap. LII. Of diligence in our callings 449 CHAP. LXXIII. Of Antichrist . . 476

CHAP. LIII. Of voices, dreams, and vi Crap. LXXIV. Neither external privi-

sions, by which God declared his mind leges, nor our righteousness alone, can

of old ,

. . 450 be our security against judgments here,

Chap. LIV. Of the call and commission or damnation hereafter; no cause of

of the apostles, equal . . . 452 boasting in these only . . . 477

CHAP. LV. Of Israel's return from the CHAP. LXXV. Of words and actions

countries into which they are scat that are neither true nor good, spoken

tered . . . . . . 454 or undertaken on the politic views of

Chap. LVI. Of the seventh day, and the compassing our designs, or avoiding

Jaws about it; and the change to the

dangers . . .

. 480

first day of the week . . 457 Chap. LXXVI. Of words or sayings ex-

Chap. LVII. Of usury

pressing choice, but not binding us to

CHAP. LVIII. Of envy, hatred, emula-

their observance . . . . 481

tion, discontent, strife

ib. CHAP. LXXVII. Of awakened sinners,

CHAP. LIX. Of murder, and the takinz &c. such whom Christ came to seek

away of the life of man . . . 461

and heal

: . . 482

Chap. LX. Of adulteries . . . 463 Chap. LXXVIII. Of man's ignorance of

CHAP. LXI. Of fornication and lascivici the men and things of this world after

. . . . 465 his departure hence .

. ib.

Chap. LXII. Of drunkenness . . 466 | CAAP. LXXIX. Of our Lord's kindred

Cuap. LXIII. Of covetousness. . 467 according to the flesh . . . 483

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