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science ; and not as busybodies, preachers in general; their duty and

or evil-doers

316 recompense

334

Tbirdly. The duties of others; Sect. i. What the gospel is ; and its

and how we ought to behave

efficacy

ib.

toward such as are afflicted and Sect. 11. Of gospel preachers, their

persecuted

317 duty and recompense

385

To sympathize with them, visit, See more of church officers, chap. xxv.

help, comfort, and pray for them;

CHAP. XXV. Of the church of Christ,

and take heed we add not to their

under the several notions thereof,

trouble

ib.

and the things belonging thereto, in

Chap. XXI. Of public or common ca- general; and also with regard to
lamities and judgments, whence they particular churches

339
S19 First. The several acceptations of the

Sect. 1. That they are of God's

ap-

church mentioned in scripture ib.

pointment, and none can guard

1. General, or universal

ib.

against them

ib. II. Universal, visible

ib.

See alsa looking to God in afliction,

III. Particular visible churches of

chap. xx.

believers, who are joined toge-

Sect. 11. The privileges of the ser-

ther as one body, and usually

vants of God in such a time 320

meet together in one place, for

See more in saints' privileges in general,

the participation of the same or-

chap. xii.

dinances, and exercising duties

Sect. in. The duties of the righteous

as a church, and one to another

in such times of distress

321

as members thereof

ib.

CHAP. XXII. Of magistrales and ma-

Secondly. The dignity, privileges, and

gistracy

323

blessings belonging to the church,

šect. 1. That magistracy is an ordi.

of Jesus Christ in general, as such 940

nance of God: that by him magis-

See union and relation between Christ and

trates are advanced to office; the

his church, chap. xiv.

titles given to them

ib. Thirdly. Of the qualifications of mem-

Sect. 11. What

they are in the sight of bers of the church of God; what

God, and considered as men 324 they should be.

343
Sect. III. What are the duties of ma- Fourthly. Of the property that parti-
gistrates : what they should not be ;

cular churches had in their members,
and what they should be

and of others joining themselves to

Sect. iv. The duties of subjects to ma-

them

344

gistrates, with respect both to their Fifthly, of letters commendatory, and

persons and decrees

329 the churches receiving of such as

First. What they may not do: when

were recommended to them by word

and wherein they may not obey

or letter

them

Sixthly. Of the order of the charches

Secondly. What they ought to do,

in their assemblies and meetings:

or wherein they should acknow-

their stated regulations in constant

ledge and obey them

ib.

worship

ib.

1. To submit to, and obey them Seventbly. Of the gifts of prayer, pro-
in things lawful

ib. phesying, psalms, tongues, &c.which
II. To give them due honour and

the members of churches received:
respect. Not contemn their per-

how they used them in the church
sons, or speak evil of them 330 assemblies, and elsewhere, for the

III. To pray for them

331 edification one of another, and in-

IV. To endeavour to get good

struction of others : the order how

magistrates.

ib. they should be used, directed : such

V. To discover treasons

gifts to be desired for this end. 345

VI. To submit to lawful magis- Eighthly. Of other acts done in and by

trates which God hath set up,

these particular churches, in sending

although they be not such as

messengers to other churches; and,

they should be

ib. upon occasion, determining contro-

See also the kings of Isruel and Judah,

versies, writing and sending epistles
and other affairs, of their meeting

together in order thereto, and hearing

Chap. XXIII. Ofan oath for testimony,

such epistles: the epistles directed

confirmation, and ending of contro-

to the whole body

347

versies, and other occasions; and evil See Church discipline in this chapter,

oaths

sect. xiii.

Chap. XXIV. Of the gospel; gospel Ninthly. Of the ending of controversies

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arising between the members of the ceivers, and seducers. The descrip-

churcb; to avoid going to law before tion of them

373

the infidels

348 Sect. 1. Of Satan, the devil himself ib.

Tenthly. Or the relief of the poor of

See more, sinners' bondage, chap. iv.

the churches, and their contribution Sect. II. The instruments of Satan;

to the necessity of other churches,

seducers, deceivers, &c.

376

and the order of it

349 Chap. XXIX. Of consideration, medi-

See distributing to the poor at large,

tation, pondering upon, and serious

chap. xvii.

weighing of the things of God, his

Eleventhly, of the officers of particular word and works, &c.

S80

churches; their power, duty, and Chap. XXX. Of the thoughts, mind,

recompense: how they should be

and affections.

384

qualified for their office; and of the CAAP. XXXI. Of repentance in the ge-

churches' duty to them as guch 350 neral : in what sense God cannot re-

I. Of the officers' power, duty, qua- pent, and how he is said to repent: te-

lification, and recompense

ib.

peptance in man, and of his turning to

See more of gospel preachers in general,

God from sin

386

chap. xxiv.

Sect. 1. In what sense God cannot re-

II. Complaints of, and threatenings

pent; and how he is said to repentib.

against evil officers or ministers

Sect. 11. Repentance in man, and his

of the church

351

turning to God

387

III. Of the churches duty toward

See God's reasonings with sinners, ch. xiv.

their officers and those who labour

CHAP. XXXII. Of death; or the laying

amongst them

352

down of these tabernacles

. 391

IV. Of the ordination of officers in

churches.

CHAP. XXXIII. Of the resurrection of

353

Twelftbly. Of laying on of hands upon

the dead

396

the several occasions, and to the

CHAP. XXXIV. Of Christ's second com-

several ends in scripture mentioned 354

ing to the judgment; and rendering

Thirteenthly. Of the several ordinances unto every man according to his deeds

of Christ to be observed in and by

done in the body, whether good or

the churches of Christ, and else-

bad

. 397

where.

ib.

See waiting for Christ's coming, ch. xiv.

Ord. I. Prayers

355 CHAP. XXXV. Of the glory prepared

See more in prayers and praising at large,

and reserved for believers, at the ap-

pearing of the Lord Jesus Christ 402

Ord. II. Reading, teaching, preach-

See the end of the wicked, chap. iv.

ing of the word of God, prophe- Chap. XXXVI. Of knowledge and un-

sying

ib. derstanding in divine things, and of

See more of ministers in general, and of the want thereof: ignorance about such

gifts of church members, chap. xxiv.

things, and the evil thereof

405

See of the word of God, chap. i.

See more of the sottish nature of man,

Ord. IIl. Baptism.

358

Ord. IV. Breaking of bread, or See also the giver of knowledge, ch. xviii.

the Lord's supper

359 Cuap. XXXVII. Of this present world,

Ord. V. Discipline, church cen-

and the titles, honours, pleasures, and

sures, or removing of scandals , 360 other things in this world: the use of

See more of rebuking one another,chap. xv. them; the snares and temptations in

Cuap. XXVI. Of bypocrites and hypo-

them; our duty in relation to them 413

crisy: the spirit and practices of sach, Chap. XXXVIII. Ofidolatry, setting up

who are very formal and earnest in and and worshipping strange gods, graven

about the external parts of worship and

images, &c.

422

profession, and in a show for God; yet See worshipping the true God, chap. xiv.

high in their opposition of Christ, the Chap. XXXIX. Of angels; their ap-

truth of the gospel, and power of god. pearing to men; what they are, and do 428

liness in others

563 Chap. XL. Of the parables and simili-

See more of their persecuting temper, ch. xx. tudes which Christ spake

432

Sect. 1. The great danger of hypocrisy, Chap. XLI. Of the miracles, and won-

and formality, and the end of hypo-

derful things which were done by

crites

370

Christ and his apostles

433

See Sincerity, chap. xiv. .

CHAP. XLII. Of the kings of Israel and

Cap. XXVII. Of conscience

371 Judah; their appointment and esta-

Chap. XXVIII. Of the devil : of his blishment divine

435

subtilty by himself, and by his instru- See magistrates at large, chap. xxii. .

ments, wicked men, false teachers, de- Chap. XLIII. Of sacrifices and altars,

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and calling upon the name of the Lord, Cuap. LXIV. Of theft

468

before the giving of the law

437 Chap. LXV. Of lying and equivocating 469

Chap. XLIV. The importance of Chris. CHAP. LXVI. Of tempting God; or

tianity, and difficulty of being a Chris- wherein men may be said to tempt him ib.

tian indeed

438 Chap. LXVII. Of witchcraft: or dealing

Chap. XLV. Of time or opportunity for with familiar spirits .

470

spiritual improvement; not to be neg- CHAP, LXVIII. of a hardened heart,
lected

440 and God's giving men up to hardness

Chap. XLVI. of the signs of the end of of heart

471

the world

443 Chap. LXIX. Of vain curiosity, or being

CHAP. XLVII. Encouragements to hope wise above what is written

472

in, and cry to God, when our case Caap. LXX. Of God's providence in the

seems desperate

ib.

disposal of all events

ib.

Chap. XLVIII. God takes notice of the Caap. LXXI. Of resignation to, and
first dawnings of amendment

443 contentment with, all God's dispensa-

Chap. XLIX. Of vows and promises to tions

473

God

444 CHAP. LXXII. Of men truly wise, or of

Chap. L. Of blasphemies

445

religious wisdom; and folly as its op-

Chap. LI. Of Israel's murmurings

posite

475

Chap. LII. Of diligence in our callings 449 CHAP. LXXIII. Of Antichrist

476

CHAP. LIII. Of voices, dreams, and vi- Cuap. LXXIV. Neither external privi-

sions, by which God declared his mind leges, nor our righteousness alone, can
of old

450 be our security against judgments here,

Cuap. LIV. Of the call and commission or damnation hereafter; no cause of

of the apostles, equal

452 boasting in these only

477

Chap. LV. Of Israel's return from the CHAP. LXXV. Of words and actions

countries into which they are scat- tbat are neither true nor good, spoken
tered

454 or undertaken on the politic views of

Chap.LVI. Of the seventh day, and the compassing our designs, or avoiding

laws about it; and the change to the dangers

480

first day of the week

457 Chap. LXXVI. Of words or sayings ex-

Cuap. LVII. Of usury

159 pressing choice, but not binding us to

CHAP. LVIII. Of envy, hatred, emula- their observance

481

tion, discontent, strife

ib. Chap. LXXVII. Of awakened sinners,

Chap. LIX. Of murder, and the taking &c, such whom Christ came to seek

away of the life of man

461 and heal

CHAP. LX. Of adulterios

463 Chap. LXXVIII. Of man's ignorance of

CHAP. LXI. Of fornication and lascivi. the men and things of this world after

465 his departure hence

ib.

Chap. LXII. Of drunkenness : 466 CHAP. LXXIX. Of our Lord's kindred

Cuap. LXIII. Of covetousness

according to the flesh

483

.

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Ousness

467

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