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SOME OF THE FIRST

PRINCIPLES AND DOCTRINES

01

TRUE RELIGION.

BY NATHANAEL EMMONS, D.D.

Pastor of the Church in Franklin, (Mass.)

VOLUME I.

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY SAMUEL T. ARMSTRONG,

Theological Bookseller, No. 50, Corabil.

1815.

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SERMON I.

On the Being and Perfections of God.

Page.

Heb. iii, 4. For every house is builded by some man; but

he that built all things is God.

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SERMON II.

The plenary Inspiration of the Scriptures.

2 Pet. i, 21. For the prophecy came not in old time by the

will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were

moved by the Holy Ghost.

27

SERMON III.

The essential and immutable difference between Right and

Wrong.'

ISA. V, 20. Wo unto them that call evil good, and good evil;

that put darkne88. for light, and light for darkness; that

put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

49

SERMON IV.

On the Doctrine of the Trinity.

1 John V,7. For there are three that bear record in heaven,

the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three

67

SERMON V.

Affections essential to the moral Perfection of the Deity.

1 John iv, 8. For God is love.

SERMON VI.

The Glory of God illustrated.

Ex. xxxiii, 18, 19. And he said, I beseech thee, shew me

thy glory. And he said, I will make all my goodness pass

before thee.

96

SERMON VII.

The Testimony of Christ to his own Divinity.

Joan X, 33. Because that thou, being a man, makest thyself

God.

117

SERMON VIII.

On Conscience.

Acts xxiv, 16. And herein do I exercise myself to have

always a conscience void of offence toward God and to-

ward men.

136

SERMON IX.

Man's Activity and Dependence illustrated and reconciled.

Phil. ii, 12, 13. Work out your own salvation with fear

and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you, both

to will and to do of his good pleasure.

156

SERMON X.

The same Subject continued.

Phil. ii, 12, 13. Work out your own salvation with fear

and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you, both

to will and to do of his good pleasure.

172

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SERMON XI.

Love the Essence of Obedience.

Rom, xiii, 10. Therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. : 191

SERMON XII.

The primitive Rectitude of Adam.

Eccl. vii, 29. Lo, this only have I found, that God hath

made man upright.

210

SERMON XIII.

On Original Sin.

Rom. v, 19. By one man's disobedience, many were made

sinners.

227

SERMON XIV.

The Nature, Extent, and Influence of the moral Depravity of

Sinners.

Rom. vii, 7. 8. Because the carnal mind is enmity against

God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed

So then they that are in the flesh cannot please

God.

248

SERMON XV.

On the special and irresistible Grace of God in the Conversion

of Sinners.

Ps. cx, 3. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy

power.

268

SERMON XVI.

The divine Conduct, in the Reprobation of incorrigible Sinners,

both illustrated and justified.

Ex.ix, 16. In very deed, for this cause have I raised thee up. 289

SERMON XVII.

On the Unpardonable Sin.

1 John v, 16. There is a sin unto death.

310

SERMON XVIII.

The true Character of good Men delineated.

Rom. vii, 18. For to will is present with me; but how to

perform that which is good, I find not.

327

SERMON XIX.

The same Subject continued.

Rom. vii, 18. For to will is present with me; but how to

perform that which is good, I find not.

347

SERMON XX.

The proper design and Energy of Prayer.

Gen. xxxii, 28. For as a prince hast thou power with God

and with men, and hast prevailed.

367

SERMON XXI.

On the Justification of Believers.

Rom. v, 1. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace

with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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