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THE

W O R J£ S

Of the Most Reverend

Dr. JOHN TILL0TS02V,

LATE

Lord Archbifliop of Canterbury,

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IN TEN VOLUMES.

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VOL. II.

EDINBURGH and GLASGOW:

Printed for G. Ha Mi L Ton & J.balfour,\v. Sands,
J.traill, W.miller, and J.Brown, Edinburgbi,
A.Stalker, Glasgow, and T. Glas, Dundee.

MDCCXLVIII.

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The CONTENTS.

SErM. XXII. The lawfulness and obligation of oaths. Heb.

vi. 16. And an oath for confirmation is to them an tnd of all
strife pag. I

Serm. XXIII. Preached at the suneral of Mr Thomas Gouge. Luke xx. 37. 38. No-m that the dead are raised, even Mo-

ses lhe-wed at the bust, -when he called the Lord the God of Abra-

ham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. For he is not a God

of the dead, but of the living: for all live to him. 32

Serm. XXIV. Preached at the funeral of Dr. Whichcot.

2 Cor. v. 6. Wherefore -we are al-ways confident, knowing thai
•whilst -we are at home in the body, -we are absent from the Lord c 2

Serm. XXV. A persuasive to srequent communion. 1 Cor. xi.

2fi. 27. 28. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup,

ye do stew the Lord's death till he come, Sec. 70

Serm. XXVI. A discourse against transubstantiation oj

Serm. XXVII. The Protestant religion vindicated from the charge

of singularity and novelty. Jolh. xxiv. 1 r. If it seem evil un-

to you to serve the Lord, chuse you this day -whom you -will

serve 131

Serm. XXVTII. Objections against the true religion answered.-——

Josli. xxiv. 1 s- And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lori,

chuse you this day-whom you-will serve 147

Serm. XXIX. Of the difficulty of reforming vitious habits.

Jer. xiii. 23. Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard hit

spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil 16c

SERM. XXX. The necessity of the knowledge of the holy scriptures.

Matth. xxiii. 13. Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypo-

crites; for ye stut up the kingdom of heaven against men; and ye

neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering, to

go in 180

Serm. XXXI. The parable of the ten virgins. Matth. xxv. 1.

2. &c. Then stall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten vir-

gins, -which took their lamps, and -went forth to meet the bridegroom.

And five of them -were -wife, and five -were foolist, &c. 200

Serm. XXXII. A thanksgiving sermon for our deliverance by the

Prince os Orange. Ezra ix. 13. 14. And after all that is come

"son us for our nil deeds, and for our great trespass,fceing that

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thou our Cod hast punijhed us left than our iniquities deserve, and

hast given us such a deliverance as this: Jbould -we again hreak thy

commandments, and join in affinity -with the people of these abomi-

nations; wouldst not thou be angry with us till thou hadst consumed

us, so that there Jliould he no remnant nor escaping 218

Sum. XXXIII. Of forgiveness of injuries, and against revenge.

Matth. v. 44. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, blest

them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, pray for them

that despitesully use you, and persecute you 239

Serm. XXXIV. The care of our souls, the one thing needful. Lukex. 42. But one thing is needful 2rj

Serm. XXXV. Of the eternity of hell-torments. Matth. xxv.

46. And these jhall go away into everlasting punishment; but the

righteous into life eternal 27c

Serm. XXXVI. Succesi not always answerable to the probability of

second causes. Eccl. ix. 11. J returned, and saw under the sun,

that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor yet
bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet

favour to men of skill, but time and chance happeneth to them

all 293

Serm. XXXVII. The way to prevent the ruin of a sinful people.

. Jer. vi. 8. Be thou instructed, 0 Jerusalem, lest my soul de-

part from thee; lest I make thee desolate, a land not inhabited 312

Serm. XXXVIII. A conscience void of osfence towards God and

men. Acts xxiv. 16. And herein do I exercise myself, tobave

always a conscience void of offence toward Cod, and toward men 331

Serm. XXXIX. How to keep a truly religious fast. Zech. vii.

5. Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, faying.

When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even
those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me 3J0

Serm. XL. That God is the only happiness of man. Plal.

Ixxiii. 2 y. Whom have 1 in heaven tut thee? and there is none up-

on earth that I desire besides thee 37a

Serm. XLI. A thanksgiving sermon for the late victory at

sea. Jer. ix. 23. 24. Thus faith the Lord, Let not the wife

man glory in his wijdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his

might; let not the rich man glory in his riches: but Ut him that

rlorieth, glory in this, that he undtrstanieth and knowetk me, that I

am the Lord which exercise loving-kindness, judgment, aud righte-

ousness in the earth: for in these things J delight,faith the Lord 389

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