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3. General and particular, Psal. li. 3, 4. with
the several Aggravations of them, Dan. 4. With loathing and abhorring our felvęs for
it, Dan. ix. 4, 7. Pfal. xxxviij. 18, 5. With Prayer to God, Dan. ix. 20. 1. To pardon, Luke xvüi. 13. Psal. li. g. 2. To subdue it, Psal. li. 7, 10. Who fo thus confesseth his Sins, God will for
give them, Psal. xxxii. s. 2. To Men, Jac. v. 16. Éspecially when the Conscience is troubled,
and God eminently provoked, 2 Sam.
IV. Resolutions against Sin, Psal. xvii. 3: Pfal. xxxix. 1. Joh. xxiv. 15.
This must be, 1, With serious Deliberation. 2. In the Name of Christ, and by the Grace of
God, John XV. S. 3. Strengthned with Prayer, Psal. cxli. 32 4.
Psal. xix. 12, 13.
V. Conversion. 1. What must we be converted from? Sin
and Wickedness, Ezek. xiv. 6. 6. xviii. 30. : 6. Xxxiii. 11. Ifa.lv. 7. I. From Sin, as Sin. 1. As it is the Transgression of God's Laws
1 John iii. 4. Rom. vii. 1?, 12. 2. Contrary to his Nature, Isa. iii. 8. 3. Dishonourable to his Name, Rom. ii. 23.
1 Sam. ii. 30. Mat. v. 16.
2. From all Sin, one as well as another, Ezek.
xviii. 30, 31: Fac. ii. 10. And by Consequence from our darling Sin,
Psal. xviii. 23. 1. That which our Hearts are most fet upon,
Ezek. xxxiii. 31. Atts viii. 22. 2. Which we are most easily overcome by,
Heb. xii. 1. 3. Which we are most loth to part with,
Matt. xix. 21, 22. To forsake this Sin, is very acceptable to
God, Gen. xxii. 16. We must not only turn from the Commission of Sin, but from all Love to it, all Pleasure and Delight in it, I John ij. 15, Fer. iv. 14. Prop. ii. 14.
OBJ. 1. I shall then leave my Pleasures. 1. They are not real Pleasures, Ifa. lvii.
20,?!, 2. At the best they are but Brutish, Luke 3. But for a Moment, 2 Cor. iv. 17, 18. Heb. 4. End in Misery, Rom. vi. 21. Prov. xxiii,
31, 32. s. You lose much greater Pleasures for them,
Pfal. xvi. 11. í Pet. i. 8.
OBJ. 2. But there is Profit in them, Als xix,
1. It is but feeming Profit, Prov. x. 22. Jac. V.
2, 3. 2. You lose more than you get, Matt,
I Tim. iv. 8. c. vi. 6.
have. 3. Everlafting Life, Matt. vi, 19, 20. 2. What must we be converted to? God and Goodness, Hof. vii, 16.
What is that? 1. Negatively 1, To turn from one Sin to another, is no
turning to God, Matt. ix. 13.1 Luke xi.
24, 25. 2. To turn to a meer civil Life, is not true
turning to God, Mark xii. 34. ... 3. To turn from one Sect to another, or
from a grofs - to 'a fuperftitious Way of Living, is not turning to God, Matt.
to have our whole Hearts inclined to God,
vi. s. Matt. xxii. 37. c. X. 37:
. 25. Pfal. xlii. 1, 2. Phil. iii. 8, 9. 3. To rejoice in him, Pfal.iv. 7. 1 Pet. i. 8.
Hab. iii. 17, 18. 4. To trust and confide on him, Prov. iii. s.
Ifa, 1. 10. Psal. xxvii, 1, 2, 3.
5. To fear and dread him, Isa. viii. 13.
Matt. x. 28.
all such good Works as he hath prepa-
mises which God hath made to us in
vii. 10. Mark vi. 20.
VII. We muft not only be converted to God the Father, but to the Son too, so as to believe in him for Pardon, in order to our obtaining of it, Axts iii. 38. Mark i. 15. 1. There is nothing of Worth or Dignity in
our Repentance it self, whereby it can de
serve Pardon, Luke xvii. 10. 2. However, it qualifies us for it, and puts us
into a Capacity of obtaining it. -3 But it is conferred upon us only on the Ac
count of Christ, and his Merits, Col. i. 14.
Matt. xxvi. 28. Rom. V, 10.
cannot partake of it but by Believing in him,
we shall be pardon'd?
Afts xvi. 35. Zech. i. 3.
1. Prayer, Lam. V. 21. Fer. Xxxi. 18,
Meditation, Psal. iv. 4. Psal. cxxxix. 17, 18. 5. Receiving the Sacrament.
Means : 1. Prayer, Lam. v. 21. Fer. Xxxi. 18. Pfal. li.
10, II. 1. No one can repent or convert himself,
without the Allistance of God, 2 Cor.
promised it, Ezek. xxxvi. 26, 27, 37 3: If we do sincerely ask it of him, he will
infallibly assist us, Luke xi. 13. 2. Hearing 1. This is the Means whereby we are instru.
&ed how to repent, and are called upon
to do it, 2 Cor. V. 20. Ezek. xxxiii. 11. 2. It is the Means whereby God doth ordi
narily work Repentance in us, Rom X. 17.
Asts ii. 41.
3. Fasting 1. This rightly used, keepeth the sensual
Parts in Subjection; and so takes off the
greatest Impediment to Repentance, 1 Cor. 2. It prepares and disposes the Mind for the Receipt of Grace and Virtue,