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But the Evidence hereofis our being Regenerate and horn again, and living a new anid spiritual Life, forsaking all known fin, and sincerely Endeavouring to obey and please God, loving him, and being influenced by his Spirit, I Joh. i. 3, j. i Joh. 3. 9,10. 1 Joh. 4. 13. Sec Holiness, Obedience, Regeneration. In true Christians the Body is dead because of sin, and the Spirit is life because of Righteousness, Rom. 8.9,10.

W e must expect to go through Difficulties, in order to our being true Christians; the Life of a Chfifiian is compared to a Race, j Cor. 9.14. Heb. ji. 1. He must strive and use much Diligence, 37, a, 1. 702,a, 8. Heb. 4.11. He has many Enemies to encounter, Eph. 6. 11, t*rc. See Watchfulness, Armour.

Privileges of true Christians; they are Members of Christ, 646) a, 28, b, 4. Children of God, 624,8, 24. ChHst esteems what is done to his Members as done to himself, jor, b, 6. They are known and approved by God and Christ, 886,b, 20. Church.

This Word is used in several Senses; for the Place of publick Worship, 1 Cor. 11. 18, 22. For the lawful Governours of the Church in any particular Place, Mat. 18 17. Fpr the People, as distinguished from their Governours and Teachers, A-cts 20. 28. 1 Tim. 3. f, 1 j. For the People met together in any Place to worlhip God, 664,3, t. For the whole Body of Christians in any City or Country,.Acts 8. r. Acts 9. a 1., Acts 13. 1. Acts 18. 22. Gal.. 1. 22, 1 Thes. r. i. For the whole Bcdy of Christians throughout the World, of whom Christ is the Head, Eph. J. 22,23. Eph. 5, 23, 25. Col. 1. 18. The Catholic or Universal Church is one, Joh, 16. 16. 7S89, a, 3 . 780,'b, io. The saved were by Baptism added}, or admitted into the church, Acts i.

Prophecies of the Increase of fe j Church, 79, b, 8.

Church compared to a Vineyard, 118, a, 7, styled God's Heritage, 1 Pet. j. 3.

Church built upon the Founditi on of the Apostles and ProphtrJ 678, b, 4. Christ represented as dJ Bridegroom of his Chtrch, t}{," 18.

Christ the Head of the Churchy true Christians Members ofhisBi dy the Church, 646, a, a8,b,f'

Christ will be always preseatj with his Church, 101,b, 18.

Churcfre.*.

There were Churches or Places publick Worlhip in the Daysotrii Apostles, 47 j, a, 15. OnA£ts:.|| on Rom. 16. 5. on 1 Cor. ii.aaP

Places of publick Worftipro used with reverence, Lev. 16. Psal. 89. 7. Psal. 93. 5. AU the vangelists record our Lord's Zea gainst the Profaners of the Tern Mat. 21. 12. Mar. 11. if. 1 19. 45. Joh. 2. 14. And I do remember that the meek andhu|| ble Jesus on any other Occasion flitted corporal Punisliment,as did in this Cafe, Joh. 2. 15.

The Temple was an House of Prayer, 200, a, 10. SeeTVap/'.

Provision ought to be made for the Poor in Churches at the Expeace of the Rich, oajam. 2. 2.

Circumcision Was administred on the eighth Day,229', b, 18. A token of rb? Covenant God made with Abraham, 486, b, 14.

The "Jews often called upont: circumcise and cleanse their He"'!, of which the outward Circtmc^n was a Sign, and without which if did net profit, which holds troed Baptism now, 49j, a, 29. 69;. j. Rom. '1, aj, 28,29. 1 Pet •

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Circumcision abolished and fit* side, nr,.a« .»• The Gentiles we not r/«*wci/^,thoughtheA|»i*!ft

to i gain the Jews, circumcised some bo were bom of Jewish Parents, 1 Acts 16.3.

Civility,
See Courtejie.

Clergy,

See Ministers, Pries}.

Cloud, Of the Pillar of the Cloud which sntbefore the Israelites,7o3,8,24.

Communion And Fellowship with God and wist, 670, b, 3.

Compassion, Christ an Example thereof, 180, J.

dmftjjitn of God, See Mercy.

Company, What Company to be chosen, Psal. • 3- Psal. 119.63. Motives td choose good Company, ov. 13.20.

What Company to be avoided, 101, 12. Psal. 16. 4, 5. Motives to avoid bad Company, imb. 16. J5. Pxov. 12. 26. 1 Cor.

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Compel Them t« come in, the Meaning :reof, on Luk. 14. 23.

Competency,
Gen. 18. 2o, 21. Prov. 30.8,
Conceit,

s4«, i, 4.

Condemnation,

Against whom none lies, Rom. 1.

Confession, so own and confess Christ, a DuW58'•i',,

Motives, j8, a, 25.

Confession

Sin to God a Duty, 715,8,1. am- 24. 10.

Confession which entitles to d°n, must be made with shame, •9-6. With Hatred, Ezek. 20. With Sorrow, PW- 3 »• «8. t. 26. 75. with Resolution to »ke fin, j King.8, 47, &f- Piov.

Of Confeffion of Sin to each other. Jam. 5. 16. On some Occasions ic may be useful to make Confeffion of Sin to the Ministers of Religion, yy 5,a, 11. but the Gospel does noc make it a necessary Duty. Conscience, Sometimes expressed by the Word Heart, Job 27. y, 6. Acts 37

The Office of Conscience is to smite or reprove, 1 Sam. 24. y, 6. 2 Sam. 24. 10. It accused and excused among the Heathen, Rom. a. sy. it ■

- Conscience one Rule of Action; Rom- 14. 23. But the following Conscience does not always excuse; the Jews probably did so in Crucifying Christ; they are notwithstanding called Murderers, Acts 7. y2. Seethe Cafe of St. Paul, who persecuted the Church, 497, b, 17. Acts 26. 9,&c.

A weak Conscience, 1 Cor- 8. 7,&c.

A doubting Conscience, Rom. 14.

A seared Conscience, 1 Tim. 4. i;

To keep a good Conscience a Duty, y6j>, a, 7. The happiness thereof, 6$8, b, 12. A ground of rejoicing, 569, a, 21. t , t

Conscience one Rule to judged out selves by, 1 Joh. 3. 19.

Peace of Conscience, how to be obtained, Job 22. 2i. Isa. 3.2.1 1?. Rom.8. 1.

Consequences,

Our Lord proves a Resurrection, by Consequences drawn from Scripture, Mat. 22. ii,&c.

Consideration. ;This Duty expressedby thinking, Psal. 48. 9. By communing with our own Hearts, by rcmembring, meditating, Psal. 77. 6, &c. By pondering, Luk. 2. 19. By musing, Luk. 3. ry. By bethinking out selves, 1 King. 8. 47.

Consideration a Duty, Dent. 4. 39, 1 Tim. 4. 15. 2 Tim. 2. 7. Of the manner h ow this Du'y

out, he ought to be performed, Deut. 4. 39. Deut. 8. j. PsaJ. 64. 9. Prov. Si. 13. Prov. 23. 1. Jer. 23.30.

Subjectsfor Consideration, Josli. r. 8. 1 Sam. is. 34. Job 37.14. Psal. 1. 2. Psal. 104. 33, 34. Psal. up.

15, *3>48> S5- psil- 5

Motives to Practice; Its necessity, Luk. 14. 38, &t. it is a Means of Repentance and Reformation, Psal. 119. 59. Eaek. 18. 28. Our Misery bccasion'd by the neglect of Consideration, Deut. 32.29. Eccles. f. r. Isa. 1. 2,3. Hos.7. 2. Luk. 15. 17, &c.

Contention. Some are Contentious and resist the Truth, 600, a, 4.

Contentment.'

We should be content with small things, as Eood and Raiment, 828, a. 7

Examples, 828, a, 7. ,

Motives 829, a, 19. 879, b, 7.
Conversation

Ought to be such as may edifie, *o7, b, 7.

Corrupt and filthy Discourse and Conversation forbidden, 807, a, 22. Motivej to avoid it. It is unmannerly, and highly offensive to sober Persons, 3 Pet. 2. 7, 8. It iss a fign of an impure and corrupt Heart, 807, a, 23. It deprives the Guilty of the Influences of the holy Spirit, on Eph.4 30.

Conversion,

See Regeneration. Con uption Of humane Nature, 796, a, 7. on Eph. 2. 3. 913,b, 26. . This styled evil Concupiscence, Col. 3. 5. The Lust of Concupiscence, 1 Thes. 4. y. The old Man, 805, b, 16. The Flesh, joh. 3.6". Rom. 8. 5, 12, 13. Gal. 5. 17, 24. The carnal Mind, Rom. 8. 6, 7. _

Man in his corrupt Stare is spiritually Dead; but by the Grace and Assistance offered in the Go.spel, all who do not resist it, but . cojisur with it, may be raised to a

new and spiritual Life, 368,1,7 725, a, ir. on Phil. 2.13.

Covenant.

The new Covenant took Place in. mediately afrer the Fall, Gen. J.I},

The Covenant made with Aimham, was the Gospel Covetuxt, b, 5- 473 > b> 4- God coafirm'di: by an Oath, 231, a, 19.

God remembers his CntuK,

230,b,2J.

One main Design of the *»0

venant was, that we might sem God in Holiness and Righteous:.-. 331, b, 10.

By the new Covenant, God'sLw were to be in the Hearts of his?: ■ pie, 741, b, 3.

The great Conditions of the »n Covenant on God's part are, fcrgivj ness of Sins, 341,^23. The AM ance of the holy Spirit, to ail us to perform our Part of theCr.i nant, Luk. 11. 13. See ajfm and Eternal Life. See Heaven, St vat ion.

The Conditions of the *t» Cm nant oh Man's part are, EaithjRi pentance, and sincere Obedicco See these Heads.

Covetousness

Forbidden, 283,3, 27. Expreflei by an evil Eye, 110, a, 6.

We should seek not only « own good, but the good of«i-! 822, b, 13.

Evil Methods used to gntifieC vttoufnefs, 283,b, 4, 21. 1 King.: 5, &c. Mat. 26. H,&e.

Men are in great Danger of u Sin, Luk. 12. 1 y. J

Motives to jhun this J' mischievous Effects of Covd'j'l 477, a, a. 826, a, 29. 880,1, W Prov. 15. 27. Acts 24. t6. iTi-j 1,6. It disposes People tooppa and resist the Truth, Jffi »> :l Covetousness chokes the Word, » hinders the Practice of fLtM 302, a, 22. Luk. 14. 18, £*v"Jj 8. 5. Demas an Example tk1" 2 Tim, 4.1°. ^ )tner Motives to shun Covetous. ,Mat. 6.19, &c. Luk. it.: 20,

It robs People of the comfort5 and innocent Use of what they e, Eccl, 6. 1, j. Not suffering Mind to be easie under the ■ft plentiful Circumstances, of ich we have an Example, in 11b,; 1 King. 21.4. Zowitusnest styled Idolatry, 809, 20.

Covetousness sometimes punished this World, Isa. 57. 17. Exams.Achan, Josti. 7. 2i,2^,&c. hazi, 2 Kings 5. 20, 27. Anais and Sapphira, Acts 5. j, 7, 9.

that hideth his Eyes from the or shall have many a Curse.Prov.

HJ. IT ,

The Cfvetius not satisfied with ches, Eccles. 4. 8. ■ Covetousness unbecoming " the ristian Profession, Eph. j. 3. The Covetous are abhorred by )d, PsaJ. 10. 3. A Woisdenouni against them, Isa. 5. 8. Mic. 2. 5. They will be excluded the ngdom of Heaven, 1 Cor 6.10.

Counsels Of God, and his Works unscarchle, 644, a, 5, 28.

Courtefie. A civil and courteous Behaviour lowed, and even enjoined by the ospel, on Luk. 10. 4. We arecOmanded to give honour to whom incur is due, Rom. 13. 7. Arid to inour. all Men, 1 Pet. 2. 17.

Creation.

All things created by God, $32,

13- Ascribed to Jesus Christ,

W,b,4. And to the holy Spirit,

en.i. 2. Job Jo-. 13. Psel. 33. 6.

Cruelty Condemned, Deut. 25. 2, 3. [ov,.11. 17. Prov. 12 10. Punifh'Judg. 1.7. J„dg. 9. 56,57.

Curiosity. Our Lord declined giving Satis■thon about curious and unprofita•e Questions, Joh. 21. if, &:. Jfts 1. (J, ,

Curse.

The Curse causeless shall not" come, Provi 26. 2. D. Damnation. . The Word rendred Damnation, properly signifies Judgment, on » Cor. 11.29. •

Day. The Day, and the Day of the Lord, sometimes stand for the Destruction of Jerusalem, sometimes the final Judgment,sometimes both,

1 Cor. 3. 12,13. 2 Cor. 1. 14. ■ 1 Thes.5.a. 2Thef.2.2,3. 2Tim. 1. It, 18. aTim. 4. 8.Heb. 10. 25. 2 Pet 3. 10.

Day of the Lord is terrible, 1042, a, 3.

Day sometimes stands for the whole Time of our Life, on Mat. 6. 11. . , j. 1

Last Days, &c. takes in the whole Time,pf the Messiah, 160, b, 3. on

2 Tim. 3.1. .;.,,;

Deacons, • .»

Their first Institution, Acts 6. 2, &c. Their Qualifications, Acts S. 3. 1 Tim. 3. 8, &c. Philip the Deacon, preached and baptized," Acts 8.5,12.

Death. . .

The greatest Misery expressed by Death, Rom. 6. 21, 23.

Death enrred into the Wrtddby Sin, 612, b, 7.

Of being ready for the Coming of Christ, 287,3, 4.

Setting our House and Concerns in order, a Part cf Preparation for Death, 2 Kings > o. 1.

Death shall be destroyed, 727, h, I. See Resurrection. ...

The second Death what? •1028 a, io.

Death of Christ a Sacrifice. Set Sat is fail ion, '"

The Patriarchs mourned for'the Dead, 497, b, 8. We mould not'forrow for them as those who having hope, i<ro, a, 5.

Good Men at their Death commit init their Souls to God, 981, b, 3. . The Dead probably ignorant of all that is done here, Job 14. 21. Eccles. 9. 5. Isa. 63. 16.

Of being dead in Sin, or spiritually dead, 368, a, 7. The Apostle supposes that Christians are dead to fin, 614, a, 1.

Death and Life in the Hand of God, Deut. 32. 29. 1 Sam. 2. 6. Job 34.14,15. Pfal.68. 10.

Deceit . .

And Fraud condemned,Deut.6\i3. Mar. 10. 19. 848, b, 25. . h

Cautions against suffering our selves to be deceived, 117, b, 4, 18. «34, b, o.

People are willing to be deceived, by having smooth things preached to thern, 891, a, 9. The Reason hereof, because they receive noc the Truth in the Love of it, 2 Thes.^.10.

Arguments against using Deceit, Psal. 5.6. 1 Thes. 4. 6. Deteit, a Work of the Devils, 2 Cor. 11. 3. 846,8, 24.

A part of the Character of a wicked Man, Psal. 10. 7.

Dedication.

Of dedicating and presenting our selves to God, 645, a, 10. Our whole Lives should be spent in his Service,615,b, 10. 6\6,b,6. Deliverance,

God the Author of it, 487, b, 9,
Deny.

The Danger of Denying and being ashamed of Christ, 58, a, Sj. 1000,

a, 16.

To deny our selves a Duty, 93,

b, 16.

Despair. What the Apostle delivers, Heb. 1 6". 4. and Heb. Jo. 26 no ground for Despair. See the Notes on those Texts.

Some, who in the general course ff their Lives have been good Men, have fallen into great Sins, and resented of them, and been pardoned. Examples, David, 2 Sam. 11. 2,

&c.iSvn. 12.13 •Peter,MatjMM,f.

Sins „ committed . after Baptise, may be forgiven on true Repentance, Mat. 6. 12. .1 Joh. 1.7,9. 1 Joh. 2.1,1.

Despisers,
Their Sin and Danger, 517,b,i!,

Destruction. The many go the broad Wij that leads to it, 291, a, 3.

Detraction, Practised by the Jewi agaiai our Lord, 377, a, 11.

Devil.

A general Name of the silka Angels, among whom one is ftp* rior, called by divers Names. Sitan, Job. 1.6. Rev. 12. 9. Devil, Mat. 4.1. Mat. 2j. 41. Beeliebub, Mat. 12. 24. Angel of the bottomless Pit, Abaddon, Apollyon, Re" 9- 11. The Tempter, Mat.43.Old Serpent, Accuser of the Brethren, Rev. 12.9,10. The Prince and God of this World, the Prince of tk Power of the Air, the Spirit (bit worketh in the Children of Disobedience, 41 y, a, 16. The Prince and chief of the Devils, 49, b, 1.

The Devil sets himself up in op position to God; he hath hisKinjdom, Luk. 11. 18. His Seat or Throne, Rev/2. 13. HisAng''5' Rev. 12.7. His Temple, 1 Cot. 8. 10. His Synagogue, Rev. 3. 9His Prophets, 2 Pet. 2.1. Towbom he suggests Motions, 1 King-:"23. His Priests, 2 King. 11. His Altars, Exod. 34.13. His Sacrifices, 707, a, 8. His Revelations and Dreams, 2 Thes. 2.1. J«r-:;; 32. Jer. 17. 9. His Wonders and seeming Miracles, 131, b, i- "is Worshippers, 7=7, a, 8. His Promises, Mat. 4. 9.

The Devil and his Angels were created good Angels, 261, a, >. •* he and many others with him, J'R' ned from the beginning, 1 Job i 8. for whom everlasting Fire *'! prepared, Mat. 25. 41. Jude ver«

Their Sin in part was Priw' Tim. 3.5. 18<

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