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Greatness and rareness of the discovery of forgiveness in God Reasons of it.

Testimonies of conscience, and law against it, &c.

False presumptions of forgiveness discovered. Differences between them and

faith evangelical

87

The true nature of gospel forgiveness. Its relation to the goodness, grace, and

will of God. To the blood of Christ. To the promise of the gospel. The

considerations of faith about it

93

Forgiveness discu "d, or revealed only to faith. Reasons thereof

108

Discovery of forgiveness in God a great supportment to sin-entangled souls.

Particular assurance attainable

Evidences of forgiveness in God. No inbred notions of any free acts of God's

will. Forgiveness not revealed by the works of nature, nor the law....... 129

Discovery of forgiveness in the first promise. The evidence of the truth that

lies therein. And by the institution of sacrifices. Their use and end. Also

by the prescription of repentance unto sinners

136

Further evidences of forgiveness with God. Testimonies that God was well

pleased with some that were sinners. The patience of God towards the

world ; an evidence of forgiveness. Experience of the saints of God to the

same purpose

149

Institution of religious worship an evidence of forgiveness ..

170

The giving and establishing of the new.covenant another evidence of forgive-

ness with God. The oath of God engaged in the confirmation thereof ... 182

The name of God confirming the truth and reality of forgiveness with him. As

also the same is done by the properties of his nature

191

Forgiveness manifested in the sending of the Son of God to die for sin. Aud

from the obligation that is on us to forgive one another ...

202

Properties of forgiveness. The greatness and freedom of it

216

Evidences that most men do not believe forgiveness

223

Exhortation unto the belief of the forgiveness that is with God. Reasons for

it, and the necessity of it

235

Rules to be observed by them who would come to stability in obedience. The

first rule. Christ the only infallible judge of our spiritual condition. How

he judgeth, by his word and Spirit...

268

Self-condemnation and abhorrency for sin consistent with gospel justification

and peace. The nature of gospel assurance ; what is consistent with' it.

What are the effects of it

.::.. 274

Continuance in waiting necessary unto peace and consolation. The fourth rule.

Remove the hinderances of believing by a searching out of sin. Rules and

directions for that duty ...

... 282

The fifth rule. Distinction between unbelief and jealousy. The sixth rule.

Distinction between faith and spiritual sense

....... 287

The seventh rule. Mix not foundation and building work together. The

eighth ; spend not time in heartless complaints, &c.

295

CHAP. II.

The inquiries for understanding the text proposed; the first spoken to : viz. What

is the dominion of sin, which we are freed from, and discharged of, by grace .. 409

CHAP. III.

The second inquiry spoken to; Whether sin hath dominion in us or no? In

answer to which it is shewed, that some wear sin's livery, and they are the

professed servants thereof. There are many in which the case is dubious,

where sin's service is not so discernable. Several exceptions are put in

against its dominion, where it seems to prevail. Some certain signs of its

dominion. Graces and duties to be exercised for its mortification ....... 420

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PRACTICAL EXPOSITION

ON

THE CXXXth PSALM:

WHEREIN

THE NATURE OF THE FORGIVENESS OF SIN IS DECLARED, THE TRUTH AND

REALITY OF IT ASSERTED;

AND

THE CASE OF A SOUL DISTRESSED WITH THE GUILT OF SIN,

AND RELIEVED BY A DISCOVERY OF FORGIVENESS WITH GOD, IS AT LARGE DISCOURSED.

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IMPRIMATUR,

ROB. GROVE, R. P. HUMPH, Dom. Episc. Lond. à Sac. Dom."

Octob. 12, 1668.

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