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Love to our neighbour, none without | Means which God uses for the recovery
love to God, i. 87.
of Christ, greatness of, ii. 347.
to Christ, necessarily implies love to
God, ii. 301. Note.
essential to true faith, i. 438.
-to Christians, what, i. 182.
Lord's supper, a seal of the covenant
of grace, iii. 161. and passim.
-nature and design of this covenant
here sealed, iii. 166.
- qualifications necessary to receiving
this seal aright, what, ibid.
- is not a converting ordinance, iii. 167.
infant baptism does not qualify a per-
son for it, iii. 402 442.
indispensable duty of all godly per-
sons to come to it, iii. 397.
Man, original state of, ii. 54.
made a free-agent, ibid. and lord of
this lower world, ibid.
his natural capacity and faculties the
same as before the fall, i. 148.
his natural capacity to fulfil the law
of God considered, i. 144-149.
destitute of the moral image of God,
by nature, i. 200. 316.
perishing condition of, î. 299. ground
of it, what, i. 300. 314.
Mankind, all equally sinful by nature,
i. 240. 317. ii. 34. Note. iii. 305.
-naturally enemies to God, i. 162.
317. iii. 303. 311. Note.
evidences of it, i. 318. iii. 306.
in their opposition to the gospel, i.
420. iii. 305.
- voluntary in their bad and sinful tem-
per, i. 153.
naturally insensible of their guilt and
perishing condition, i. 318.
are restrained by the goodness of
God, how, i. 407.
of sinners, what, i. 388. 409.
of grace, their use and efficacy to
sinners, what, i. 225. how, and for
what ends to be used by them, i. 424
-426. [See unregenerate.]
- external, sufficient to render the sub-
jects of them accountable, i. 170-
misimprovement of, criminal and
punishable. [See heathen.]
Mediator, office of, i. 295.
- necessity of, i. 339. and why, i. 351.
- Christ's fitness and sufficiency for, i.
God-man mediator, i. 481.
interposition of, necessary before
God could deal with man in a way of
mercy, iii. 450.
Mediation of Christ, design of, what,
Messiah, final judge of the world, ii. 83.
Merit, personal, insufficient to obtain a
title to heaven, i. 15.
none in the perfect obedience of
creatures, i. 99. 101. 129.
false notions of, i. 107.
Mercy, God's, designs of, by what ex-
cited, considered, i. 320.
not to mitigate the severity of the
constitution made with Adam, ibid.
nor of the law of nature, i. 322.
nor by man's inability to keep it, i.
326. nor by any goodness in man, i.
329. but are from his own self-moving
goodness and sovereign grace, i. 330.
Mercy, exercises of, what, i. 348.
door of, opened by Jesus Christ, i.
380. 428. ii. 399.
God's purposes of, how carried into
effect, i, 409.
- greater part of, may yet be saved, i. Millennium, i. 496.
Magistrates, duty of, i. 535.
Manicheans, their notions respecting
the origin of evil, what, ii. 170.
Mather, Dr. Increase, observations of,
respecting the proper subjects of bap-
tism, and the qualifications which
give parents the right of baptism for
their children, iii. 395-397.
Marshall, Mr. his notions about assur-
ance, what, ii. 228. 244.
commencement of, i. 505.
- certainty of, i. 504.
glory of, i. 510.
duration of, i. 511.
Ministers, duty of, i. 538.
in the admission of persons into
the church, iii. 124. 408.
in the administration of baptism,
Misery in itself undesirable to God, i.
88. love of it not to be attributed to
him, iii. 325.
Moral excellency of Ged, a sight of, | Obedience of creatures to God, rea-
lays the foundation for divine love, i. sonableness of, i. 79.
why approved and rewarded, i. 79
Obedience, perfect, lays God under no
obligations, i. 101.
the condition of life by the first
covenant, i. 101.
the condition on which the law
promises life, iii. 18.
- sincere, not all that is required, i.
is insufficient, iii. 44.
Obligations, God under none to save
sinners, i. 332. 369–371.
-ours to live devoted to God many and
solemn, i. 279. 285.
Obligation to love God ceases not from
our indisposition, i. 109
- moral, foundation of, what, i. 81-
Opposition of Jews and Gentiles to the
gospel, i. 418.
Original corruption, God not the au-
thor of, i. 219.
motives by which we are to be in- Pardon of sin, inconsistent with the
fluenced to it, i. 183.
it is right and fit, ibid.
the command and authority of
God, i. 184.
example of God, i. 185.
standard and measure of it, what,
its counterfeits, natural compas-
sion, i. 188. good-nature, ibid. natu-
ral affection, i. 189. party spirit, i
190. that arising from other's love to
us, ibid. from their being as bad as
Nicodemus, his coming to Christ for in-
struction, i. 293.
Christ's conference with, i. 294.
Non-elect, dealings of God towards,
what, i. 394. 421.
Divine perfection, without an atone-
ment, ii. 343.
how obtained, ii. 454.
Parents, obligations of, to their baptised
children, iii. 185.
their right to their children, what,
duties towards them, what, iii. 486.
Passive faith, insufficient and unscriptu-
ral, ii. 397. note. 403.
Mr. Sandeman's notions of, errone-
ous, iii. 258.
Patience and forbearance of God, abu-
sed by sinners, i. 406-408.
greatness of, towards a rebellious,
guilty world, iii. 520.
Patriarchs, dealings of God with, i. 418
subjects of common mercies and Paul's way of reasoning, in his epistle
common grace, i. 396.
to the Galatians, shown, iii. 12, 13.
causes of their own destruction, i. Perfections of God, natural and moral,
Obedience, active, of Christ, necessa-
ry, i. 358.
the ground of our acceptance with
God, i. 363. [See Christ.]
Obedience of Christ, meritorious, why,
how discovered, i, 69-97.
by his works, i. 70-93.
by his word, i. 93-95.
by his Holy Spirit, i. 95-97.
gloriously displayed in the death of
Christ, ii. 337. 356.
Permission of sin, lessens not the evil
and criminality of it, ii. 145. 155,
-a motive to Christian diligence, i.
inseparable from effectual calling, i.
Perseverance, christian, motives to,
what, i. 285.
necessity of, i. 287.
essential to admittance to heaven,
directions for, what, i. 291.
Pharaoh, dealings of God with, i. 75.
display the wisdom of God, i. 91.
his conduct under the dealings of
God, what, ii. 18.
- hardens his own heart, ii. 31.
Pharisees, their false notions concern-
ing the law of God, i. 114. iii. 143.
their false glosses of the law, a cause
of their rejecting the gospel, ii. 424.
Prayers of awakened sinners, nature of,
considered, i. 234.
Preparation of the world for the advent
of Christ, necessary, iii. 56.
Preparatory work, necessary to sinners,
in order to receive the gospel, ibid.
Presumption, what, and how different
from faith, ii. 234.-236.
Principles, no matter what they are
if the life be but good," false and dan-
gerous, i. 55. Note. iii. 372.
Principle, holy, in the regenerate,
given in regeneration and confirmed
after the first act of faith, i. 449. iii.
Probation, the present life a state of,
Promises of grace, performed to them
that seek aright, iii. 254.
Providence of God, i. 70, and passim.
-extent of, ii. 178-180.
Punishment, eternal, a doctrine of scrip.
ture, iii. 32. 460.
the just desert of sin, iii. 31–38.
inconsistent, except sin be a viola
tion of infinite obligation, and an in
finite evil, iii. 459.
not designed merely to confirm the
righteous in everlasting obedience,
Punitive justice essential to the charac-
ter of God, i. 346. iii. 509–512. and
an amiable perfection of God, ii. 418.
Ramsey, Chevalier, notions of, respect-
ing the fall of man, and his final res-
toration, ii. 106.
Reconciliation to God and his govern-
ment, what, ii. 401.
manner of it, what, ii. 517.
whether the gospel calls sinful men
to be reconciled to the true character
of God which they hate, or to an-
other character of God, considered,
iii. 314. and passim.
new state of, to sinners, i. 348. 350. Reconcileable to the world, God is, i.
under the gospel, i. 393. 403.
Promises of God to Christ, absolute, iii.
of the gospel to sinners, conditional,
ii 246. iii. 114.
Promises of God to believers, what, i.
none but believers interested in them,
to Abraham, what, ii. 249. iii. 110.
Promises of grace, none to the unrege-
nerate, i. 224. ii. 246. iii. 343. and
none to unbelievers, iii. 284.
-objections answered, i. 225-228.
Redemption, by Jesus Christ, the great-
est work of God, ii. 80. 337.
Regeneration, nature of, i. 431.
Relative duties, extent and importance |
Religion, true, consists in, what, i. 53.
Religion the duty of all men, i. 534.
pleasures of, unspeakable, iii. 490.
false notions and experiences of, in
the Arminian and Antinomian, i. 116
-120. 126 195. 229. 275.
Religions, false, result from self-love, i.
194. iii. 461.
Remembering God, what is implied in,
that we have right apprehensions
of him, iii. 452.
that we have a vital sense of him
in our hearts, ibid.
a sort of forgetting all other things,
that we choose him as our chief
good, and be devoted to him, iii. 455.
obligations that young people are un-
der, thus to remember God, what,
iii. 456. and passim.
directions and motives to the per-
formance of this, iii. 476.
what are hindrances to the perfor-
Repentance, connected with regenera-
tion, faith, and conversion, i. 431.
implied in the nature of true faith,
ii. 460. iii. 47.
- implies reconciliation to the Divine
character, ii. 442.
insufficient to procure pardon with-
out an atonement, ii. 394. even in the
saints, ii. 406.
is before forgiveness, ii. 407. 438. iii.
47. 117. 295.
- objections answered, ii. 455--464.
- is the consequence of regeneration,
required before baptism, in adults, iii.
Requirements of God, whether more
than we have power to perform, con-
sidered, i. 115. 258. iii. 34. 272.
Resurrection from the dead, purchased
by Christ, i. 406.
Restraining grace, what, i. 216, 217.
Retirement, helpful to devotion and self-
examination, i. 267.
Reprobation, doctrine of, ii. 33. Note.
illustrated, ii. 100. Note. 103.
Ovindicated, i. 91. Note.
Revelation, Divine, mankind not enjoy-
ing it, their own fault, i. 164. 419.
Rewards of obedience, design of God
in conferring them, what, i. 101.
Right and wrong do not result from the
mere will and law of God, nor from
any tendency of things to promote or
Sacrifice of Christ, acceptable to God,
why, ii. 389.
Sacrifices under the law, use of, what,
ii. 444. iii. 26. 343.
Saints merit nothing by their obedience,
to be objects of our complacency and
delight, i. 182.
Salvation by free-grace, i. 350-332. ii.
375. [See grace.]
way of for sinners, what, ii. 399.
Salvation of all men, not best, ii. 100.
Sanctification, what, ii. 274-279.
the only evidence of justification and
of our good estate, ii. 115. 274. iii. 85.
Sandeman, Mr. his error about faith, i.
397. Note. iii. 427.
about repentance, ii. 408. Note.
about forgiveness being before re-
pentance, iii. 294.
about the impropriety of exhorta-
tions to sinners, ii. 538. Note. iii. 259.
about the atonement, ii. 465. Note.
Satan, agency of, in the fall of man,
what, ii. 56. 341.
Scripture, directions for understanding Sin, wisest and best for the system, ii
it, what, iii. 9.
Self-love, i. 90. 95.
its predominance in man, i. 201.
its sinfulness, i. 207.
natural to man, i. 205.
highest principle in the unregener-
ate, i. 195.
governs every apostate creature, iii.
different from true love, how, i. 141.
different from true religion, and the
spring of all false, i. 194.
the root of all evil carriage toward
our neighbour, i. 215.
Self-justifiying spirit, nature of, ii. 470.
effects of, ii. 474.
criminality of, ii. 373:
danger of, iii. 276.
cure of, what, ii. 482.
Self-righteousness, dishonourable and
hateful to God, i. 100.
Self-righteous sinner, what is meant by,
iii. 270. and passim.
Serpent, brazen, use of to the Israel-
ites, what, iii. 105.
Shepard, Mr. observations of, respect-
ing the admission of members into.
the church, what, iii. 357.
Sin, introduction of, i. 89.
mistakes respecting it, what, ii. 49.
God's not interfering to prevent it, a
proof that he determined the intro-
duction of it to be best, all things
considered, i. 89.
Sin an infinite evil, ii. 402. and infinitely
punishable, i. 105. i 21. 324.
evinced in the sufferings of Christ, i.
83. 354. and in the eternal punish-
ment of the wicked, i. 84. ii. 111.
demerit of, consists in, what, i. 263.
mistakes respecting it, i. 263.
evil of, consists chiefly in its being
committed against God, iii. 458. 498.
consequences of lessening the evil of
it, what, i. 264.
begins in that which is merely nega-
tive, iii. 336.
of Adam decreed, how, i. 308.
- imputed to his posterity, i. 221.
permission of, ii. 9.
consists in not hindering it, ii.11. 31.)
wisdom of God in the, ii. 12-27.
-design of God in the, ii. 27.
for the best good of the system, ii,
errors respecting the introduction
of, refuted, ii. 50.
objections answered, ii. 39—109.
in itself odious to God, ii. 145. 157.
but permitted for good ends, ii. 159.
the great evil of, arises from, what,
iii. 498. 501.
consists in this, that it is against
God, proved, iii. 514. 517. Note.
- a sense of the great evil of, necessa-
ry to true repentance, iii. 497.
a sense of this, is in proportion to
the sense of our obligations, iii. 499.
- in what respects it is against God,
-impenitent, deplorable state of,
pointed out, iii. 70.
condition of, while in unbelief, what,
encouraged to return to God, through
Christ, ii. 399. this their duty, under
a dispensation of mercy and grace,
i. 423. not their duty to be willing to
be damned, ii. 322. Note.
Sincere obedience cannot justify, iii. 44.
Son of God, creator of the worlds, ii.
Sovereignty of grace, i. 238.
- reasonableness of, i. 239.
displayed in election, i. 420. [See
Sovereignty of God, in granting the
means of grace, i. 177 ii. 369.
Sovereign grace, the only ground of
hope, as to a sinner's conversion,_iii.
260. [See sovereignty of grace.]
Socinians, doctrines and errors of, what,
Spirit, Holy, agency and office of, i.
immediate influences of, necessa-
ry, why, i. 162. 218.
special influences of, necessary,
why, i. 96.
saving influences of, supernatur al
and irresistible, i. 237.