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Abraham,
The Greatness oiAbrahams Faith,
Rom. 4. 19. 607, a, 7. Called the
friend of Gcd,43o, a, 1.

Abraham was tempted or tried by
God, 934, b, 8.

The Promise made to Abraham extended to the whole Race of Mankind, 473, a, 8.

The Promise made to him of a 1 numerous Posterity, 954. a, 4.,

Those Children of Abraham, who imitate his Faith and Obedience, 3A3, a, '3- 394. a» 4. I*. b, fj lk i... Acceptable ;._ .. .

To God,are the offering ourselves to him, Rom. 1 2. i.' Spiritual Sacrifices by Jesus Christ, 1 Pet. 2. 5. Patient suffering for well-doing, 1 Pet. 2. ;o. Love manifested by our Care to avoid giving Offence, Rom 14. 18. To do Justice and Judgment, Prov. 11. 3. That Children requite their Parents, 1 Tim 5. 4. Praying for our Governours, 1 Tim. 1. ?.. Succouring the Ministers of Christ in Distress, Phil. 4. 18.

Admonition, See Reproof. Adoption. God Adopted or chose the Posterity of Abraham for his People, 631 , a, 8.

Of Adoption, ,624, 3,24~

Adultery..". Stri£Uyforbidden,2i, a, 33. committed in rhe Heart, Matt. 5. 28. Spiritual Adultery is committed by ■worshipping Idols, false Gods, &c. * Judg. 2. 17. iChron. 5. 25. Ezek. 23- 37

Adultery was punistied with Death, by the Law of Moses,4, a, 9. ai, b,r. That Adultery might not go unpunished for want of Proof, God appointed the Waters of Jealcu(ie,rhat the guilty might be miraculously punistied, Num.;.12, Sec.

All Steps towards committing this Sin to be avoidisd, 618, a, 9. The Heart must beca<efu!Jy watched, Matt, 1 y 19.

Arguments to disswade from Ait!.tery. It defiles the Body, Lev.18.1c 1 Cor. 6. 18. It destroys the Body and the Soul, Prov. 5.11. Prov.6.3:. It brings irreparable Disgrace, Prov. 6. 33. It darkens the Understanding, Hoi. 4. 11. It consumes the Estate, Prov. 5. 10. Prov. 6. 26. Often punistied by God in this World, Mai. 3.5. God will judge, that is, condemn the guilty, 21, b,a2. It keeps them from Heaven, 1 Cor.6. 9,10. Afflictions. We must expect to meet with Troubles and AffliSims in our way to Heaven, 53 y, a., 2j.

Of the Causes and Reasons of Afiitjious, many of them of our own procuring, Wisd. t.n.&c. They a/e sent for the Punishment of Sin, 2 Sam. 12.14. Psal. 89. 30, Sec. F£al 107. 17, Lam. 3. 39.Mich. 7.9. ArJ for other Reasons, onJoh. 9. 3. Psal. 105.17. Afflictions sent by way of Trial, Psal. 66. 10, &c. 679, a, 23. To keep us humble, 1 Cor. ix. 7. To purge us, 38, a, 7. To stew us that we must not trust in our selves., but in God, a Cor. 1. 8, 9.

The Good and Benefit of AffliS-:tns, <Sn,a,2j. 715,8,14. 627,1. 19. Afflictions purifie us, 679,1,23. Men are driven to God,and brought to Repentance thereby, 2 Chr6n.i: 12. Isa. 16. 16. Psal. 78. 34. Hos. 5 jy. Luk. iy.'i4, &c. 941, a, 17.

Afflictions are sanctified when they unake us obedient, Psal. 119.6When they bring us to Humiliat;. and Repentance, 2 Chron. 32. When they improve our Graces and Virtues, Rom. y. j.

Those who are not bettered by Afflictions are made worsf, 107^,3;We must no: be moved by Jtf'' itions to depart from our Duty, yyj, 6, 11.

We cannot judge of God's D''lp'eafure towards any, by the4^* Uions that befal them, Job y.17, Prov. 3. 11,12. Luk. 13. r, &c

In Afflictions we stiruld apply enr selv es to God, Psal. 1 S 3, &c Psil50.15. Co«

Considerations under Afflilfions, hy.a, 21. •

God a present Help in Trouble, [28, a, 20. He was with Joseph in lis A^iSiont, 487, a, 43. He deli, ers his Servants out of them, 487, 1,9. Sometimes they are not only lelivered, but made prosperous,

h«7, b,3*.

•'..Age:

What makes old Age honourable, 'rov. 16. 31.

Allegory

What, on Gal. 4.24.
Alms

Styled Righteousness, 26", b, 5.

almsgiving, a Duty very much in* isted on in the holy Scriptures, 40, a, 14. 2*#,a, 16. 294,a, t. id, a, 11. The Doty of all, Zech. r. 9. Of the Rich, Luk. 21. 1, 4.

Tim.'6. 17, tire. Of the middle Sort, 240, a, 14. Of People in meari Circumstances in some Cafes, lCor. I. 2 3. Eph.4.28.

The Proportion to be given is to >e measured by every Persons AbU 'V' 517, a, 1. On Acts 11. 20.'

The Manner of giving. It must be vitha good Intention, Mat. 6. 1, 2. Jut we are not absolutely forbid 0 do it openly, on Mat. 6. 1, We Wild give Alms Liberally, 141, a, ;• Rom. 12. 8. Prov. n.aj. Cheerully. 755, b, 10. Without delay, Prov.-3. 28.

If we give Alms according to our Ability, God esteems them not so much by the Quantity, as the Zeal md Affection of the Giver, Luk. *•• 2,&c. 1 Cor. 8. 12.

Alms will nor attone for continuing to live wickedly, on Luk. ir, l»

ObjtBs of Charity. N^xtto Cafes ?f great Want, we ought to have a Particular regard to our poor Relations, 1 Tim. 5. 4, 8 To our fellow Christians, more especially good Christians, 60, b, 6. 517, b, 3 . 899, b, j. We are to extend our &m to all Men as we are able,

791, a, j8 See Mercy. Those who will not Work, not proper Objects, 2 Thes. 3.10.

Motives to give Alms, z6, b, 13. 31, b, 19. Deut. 15.10. Mat. 25. 34, &c. It is a Sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God, Phil. 4. 18. We do not love God, if we neglect it, 243, b, 13. We are encouraged by Promises,27,a, 7. 32,3,6.60, b, 20. 7J7, a, 8, b, 12. Psal. 41. j, &c. Prov. 14. 21. Isa. 58. 7, &c. Luk. 6. 38. Threatnings against the Uncharitable, Prov. 21. 13. Prov, 28. 27. Jam. 2. 13. The being uncharitable to the Poor, a great and, damning Sin, as appears from the Parable of the rich Man and Lazak rus, Luk. 16. jo, ire. Mat. 3:5. 41, &e.

Ambition, ■

The Danger of falling into this Vice, the Apostles not being free from it, Luk. 22. 24) &c. Mar. 5. 33. &t

Analogy, ",;,

Of Faith what,on Rom. 11..6.,.
Anathema

What, on 1 Cor. 16". 22'. °
Angels.'

The Word Angel denotes Office j it signifies Messenger. It is applied to Jesus Christ,styled the Messenger or Angel oi the Covenant, Mai. 3. i.

It is applied to Men; who are styled Ambassadors, and Messengers, or in the Greek, Angels, Isa. 33.7. Luk. 7. 24. Jam a. 45. to John Baptist, Mai. 3. r. . It stands for the blessed Spirits above, called, theAngels of God, and his Host, ire. roo, a, 22.

Angels were created by God, Psal. 148. 2, 5. They are many in Number, 100, a, 19. 233,6, Ji. 492, a, 1. Mar. 26. 53. 1038, b, 5. Of great Knowledge, 2 Sam. 14.17. Of great Power, 2 Kings 19. 35. Psal. 103.20. Immortal, Luk.20.36.

There are different Orders of good and evil Angels, styled PrinK k * dualities,

cipalities, &c. 630, b, 5. "

Of che Evil Angels. See Devils.

Among the good Angels, Michael, a Prince, 1018, a, 3.. Gabriel one ofthe chief.Luk. 1. 19.

Angels are spiritual Substances, 90a, b, 14. Heb. 1. 14.

Angels styled holy, Mat. 25. Ji. Angels of Light, 2 Cor. 11. 14. Elect, 1 Tim. 5. ai. Sons of God, Job J. 6. Job 38. 7.

Of the Ministry of Angels with re* ference to God. They attend him, and do him service, Pl'al. 68. 17:. They do his Commandments, PsiL 103. 20, 21. They are Messengers Of his Will to Men. Examples, Ta •Lor, Gen. 19. 1. To Abraham.Gcn. ■i2.li. To Manoah and his Wife, Judg. 13. 3, 13. To Joseph, Mat.

I. 20, &c. To Zecharias, Luk. 1.

II, ire. To the Virgin Mary, Luk.
J. 27, &c.

Angels have often assumed an humane Shape, and been visible, Numb. 22. 23, 31. Their Countenances have stone like Lightning, 48s, a, 18. They are said to go, walk,come, stand,,&c. Gen. 18. 2. Gen. 19. 1. Joh. 20. .12

Angels sometimes employed by God. in inflicting Judgments, Gen. 19: 1-2; 13.'2"Sam. 24. 15, s6.~ 2 King 19. 3?. 2 .Chiron. 31. 21. Acts 12.23. •

Angels were employ'd in the Delivery of the Law, 491, a, 1.

Angels probably present in Places of publick Worship, on 1 Cor. 11. io. But they -are not to be worstipped, Judg. 13. 16. Col. 2.18, 19. Rev. 19.10. Rev. 22. 8, 9. on Rev. i. 4.

The Angel of God's Presence went before the Israelite?, 49 r, a, 8.

Angels ministred to our Lord, -35'»b, 32. Present at his Rel'urreirron, 872,8, 10. They will atrend when Christ comes to Judgment, J33>'a» H- 4<8. b, 19

Argels desire to look into the Dispensation of the Gospel, 1 Pet. 1. 1 2.

Angels minister to the Str-vaxticS God, sometimes keeping them from falling into Evil, 100, a, 16. Zech. 1. 9, Urc. 1 King. 19. s, tire. They support and comfort them in great Dangers and Calamities, Luk. 22. 43. Acts 27.23, 24. They deliver them from the Evils into which they are fallen, Gen. 19. J J, 12. Numb. 20. 16. Dan. 3. 28. Dan. 6. 22. 479, a, 2. They direct and guide them, Gen. 22. 11, 12. Acts 8. 26". Acts 10. 3, .22. They acquaint them with things to come, Dan. 8.15, &c. Rev. 2 King

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Angels convey good Men to Heaven at their Death, Luk. 16. 22.

Angels insinuate themselves into and affect the inward Senses of Men, Mat. 2. 19. Acts 12. 8.

Only jhose who/«*r Gid, and are Heirs of Salvation, are entituled to the Guardianstip of the holy Atgels, Psal. 34. 7. Heb. 1. 14. Texts which render it probable that every good Man has a particular Guam.an Angel, Eccl. 5. 6. Mat. 18. jo. Acts 12. n, &c.

Anger

'Of God,why net to be provoke^,!

Cor. 10. 22.

Anger,

This Pa/fion is either good or evil, according to the Nature and Circumstances thereof, Mat. 5. at. 806, b, 26.

We should not be angry without a just Cause, Mat. y. 22. Nor too angry for a just Cause, Gen. 49. 7. Nor to an ill end, Prov. 11. 24. Nor so i s to utter folly, Psal. ictf. 33

The Wickedness of Men a just Cause of Anger, Mar. 3. 5. 547, J, 20.

Motives to suppress Anger, 8c6, b, 20. Prov 25. 8. Prov. 27. 4 Its mischievous Effects, Prov. 29. 22. Jam. 1. 20. .

Friendship not to be entred into with an angry Man, Prov. 22. 24

Anointed.

Anointed. Persons anointed were, Priests, Exod.i8. 41. Exbd. 29. 7. Exod. 30. 30. Lev. 4. 3, 16. Prophets, 1 King. 19.16. Kingr'si Sam/9. 16V 1 Sam. 10. 1, 1 Sam. 15. 17. J King. I. 39- 1 King. 19. iy, itf, a King.: 19. 6.

Jesus Christ was anointed with the holy Spirit, which he had without measure, 511, b, 18. Our Lord minted by Mary, 140, b, 3. Antichrist, ?57ib, 13-858, a, 8."Anxiety. Anxious and solicitous Care unbecoming a Christian, on Mat. 6. 25.

We should cast all our Care upon God, 32, b, 18.

Apochrypha, Not a Part of the Canonical Scriptures, on Rom. 3. .2..

. Apoltacy.. . Some made Shtpvrack of the Faith in the Apostles Time, 1 Tim. is

'9,20.

Some forsake the Practice of Re* ligion forfear cf Suffering,Mat. 13. >o,21. Others for worldly Interest, »s Demas, a Tim. 4. 10.

The Danger of Apostacy, 277, b, 17. Repentance not.absolutely impossible to such, on Heb. 6. 4. Heb. 10. 2<S.: .'. 'i J . —

Apostles. c

The Word Apostle signifies sent; It was given to Christ, Heb. 3 .1.

Apostle was a Name common to :he Ministers of Christ; given to larnaba: and Pant,-Acts 14. 14. to Anironitus and Junia, Rom. 16. 7. The Word translated Messenger, 2 -or. 8. 23. and-Phil. a. as. is in he Greek Apostle.

Our Lord gave this Name to The Twelve whom he chose, 5°,b, 13. aivenro St. Paul, rjf??- 7. These *'ere called by other Names-'3n :ommon with those , of lower Dignity, as Ministers of Christ, 1 Cor. i-).'Elders, i Pet. 1- Servants of thrift, Rcm. 1.1. a Pet. i', u s

The Aptstlcstfip jfty&9&, a Grace, Rom. 1. 1. A Ministry, S32,b, 1 j.

The Apostles were immediately *A«/f» and sent by Christ,' 50, b, 13. 452, b, 13. Joh. rj-r 18? Acts 1. a." Acts 10. 41. Gal, 1. j. -.•

The Apostles were not confined to any one PJace, but sent to all Nations, Mar. 16.1 y. Act&i. 8.

The Apostles had all an thority. Mat. 20. 26, 37. 2 Cor. 11. y. a Cor. 1 a. 11. being all chosen by Christ. See above. They were all called Apostles, Mat.' 10. a. Luk, 6.13. They had all the fame Mission, 45a, b, 13. All the Apostles had the lame Spinr, Joh. 20. 22. and: the fame Gifts of" the Spirit, and Power from above, Acts a. 3,4. They had all the fame Power of1 binding and loosing, Mat. 18. 18.' Joh. 20. 23.

The Office of the Apostles: They preached the Word, Mar. 3. 14.' Mar. 16. 15. They planted Churches, 1 Cor. 3 6. They ordained Elders, Acts 14. a.3. They exercised Discipline, 738. a, a.

The Apostles had Power over Devils, and to cure Diseases, 166, a, 4. Were Witnesses <ii our Lord's Resurrection, 342, b, 2. Were Witnesses of the Glory and Majesty of Christ, 986, a, 6.

The Apostles had not dominion 0ver the Faith of Christians, 73 3,b,y. Armour

Of a Christian, whit, 6s3, b, 29,

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Ascension . Of Christ, 343, b, 11. 910, b, i S..

Christ ascended snto Heaven, to interceed and appear in pur behalf, 629, b, ip.-answering whatever cao be laid to the Charge of his true Disciples and Followers, Rom. 8." 33,34. To fend down the holy Ghost, 342, b,4j.

Ashamed.

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miliatioii, 1079, b, 7. Assistance

Divine, promised, Psal. 3*- *• Prov. 1. ao, &e. Luk. inj. 706, b, j. 766, a, 9.

Assistance afforded by God, 710, a, 3. To all Men, to all Christians,, but especially to good Christian's, Psal. 37 23. °n Rom.8.9. This is evident from Christians being said tpbe the Temple of God, 622, a,

..The Necessity of divine Astistnee arises from our weakness and inability, Prov. io> 9- ' Prov-10a4. Jer. 10.33. Joh. 15.4, s- 1 Pet. 1. j. on 1 Cor.2. 14. 97ija>4

We should apply our selves to God for it, 860, b, 3. Psal. 27- Mr Psal. 43. 3,4. Psal. 86.11. In the Name of Jesus Christ, 610, b, 28. See Grate. Our Strength is in God, 88s, a, 1. J,..

Assurance - ■ .

May be attained to, Heb.6.II,12. 1 Joh. 2. 3. 1 Joh. 5. 13. Atheist,

One who knows not, or does not acknowledge God,Job 18. 21.Some are such mThovght, Psal. 14. I. Others are such iri their Wards, who speak of God, as if there were no God, Job ai. 14, i$. Job 92. 13, 14. Job 34- 9- Job 3 5- 3- PsaI- I04,11. Psal.73- H. Psal. 78. 19, 20. Others are Atheists in their PraBice and Conversation, Job 31.28.' Prov. 30.9. Tit. 1. 16.

Attention

In hearing the Word a Duty.j 17, a, 10.

Christ preferr'd Attention to his Doctrine before a restless Diligence in outward Services, Luk. 19. 39, &'•

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Backbiters Condemned, 767, b,6". Motives to avoid tfijsj Sin, 767,

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Backbiting mentioned with other grievous Sins, some of which ate the Causes, some the Effects of it, Rom. 1. 29, 3 o. 2 Cor. i 2. so.' Baptism Was instituted by Christ.Mat.iS. 19. In pursuance of the Command of Christ, the Apostles, and others commissioned by them, Baptized in who embraced the Doctrine « Christ, Acts 2. 38,41. Acts8. ti, 13, 38. Acts 9. 18. Acts IO-47Acts itJ.15,33- Acts 18. 8. Ate 19. $. Acts 22.16". Rom. 6.3. 1 Cor. i.ii,&c. And that they were Baptized with Water is plainscause Water is exprefly mentioned, see Acts 8. 36, 38. Acts 10. 47- Ef' j. 16. Heb. 10. 22. Which is father confirm'd, by the Apostles commanding those to be haptiw with Water who had already received the holy Ghost, on Aus 10. 48.

. Baptism was used by the Apostles among the Jews by the Commas of Christ, before they were ordered to baptize all Nations, on Jon. ;■ 22. Joh. 4. 1,2.

The Holy Spirit given m «f tism, 3S4, b, 12. 355. *> *■ m

Baptism was administredto retsons as soon as they were converted, Acts 2.4». Acts 8.38. ASsi*15,33. Acts 18. 8. Whole Famines baptized, Acts 16. iy, 33- lCw 1. 16. ■ .

Baptism necessary for the ForgiTMnesi of Sins, S<S8, a, 9- «g,oS* vation in the ordinary Way, m Joh. 3.5. The saved were byB£ tism added, or admitted in»* Church, Acts 2.4J.47- Whenefectual to Salvation, on iP«.};2'J" farther efficacy,Eph. J. »5'2 , S. Acts 2. 38, Rom. 6.1,&<- J Cor. 6. ii. IJeb.."lo. »»• lY

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