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CHAP. III.. The Excellencies of the Saints Rest. 1. It is the purchafed poffeffion. 2. It is a free Gift. 3. It is peculiar to Saints.
39 4. It is an Asociation with Saints and Angels. 5. It derives its Joys immediately from God himself. 42 6. It will be sea onable. 7. It will be suitable. 8. It will be perfect, without Sin or Suffering ; and 46 g. It will be everlasting:
54 CHAP. IV. The Character of the Persons for whom this Rest is
designed. 'Tis wonderful it should be designed
for Mortals. 1. The People of God, who Thall enjoy it, are chosen from Eternity.
57 2. They are given to Chrif.
ib. 3. They are born again. 4. They are deeply convinced of the Evil of Sin, ib,
their Misery by Sin, the Vanity of the Creature, 59. and the All-Jufficiency of Chrift,
61 5. Their Will is proportionably changed. 6. They engage in Covenant with Chrift. 7. They per fevere in their Engagements, The Reader is invited 10 Self-Examination. That the People of God fhall enjoy this Rest, and
none but they, is further proved by Scripture; and 69 that they fall not enjoy it till they come to ano. ther Vorld,
70 where their Souls shall enjoy it whils separated from their Bedies.
62 64 ib. 65 67.
The Enjoyments of me
CHA P. V. The Misery of those that lofe the Saints Reft. The Reader, if unregenerate, urged to consider Page 1. They lose the personal Perfection of the Saints; 2. God himself; 3. All delightful Affeétions towards God; 4. The blessed Society of Angels and glorified Spirits: 83 Their Loss will be greatly aggravated, by having 1. Their Understanding cleared; 2. Alfo enlarged: 3. Their Consciences brought to a true and close Aps plication:
ib. 4. Their Affections more lively:
86 5. Their Memories strengthened.
C H A P. VI. The Mifery of those, who, besides losing the Saints
Rest, lose the Enjoyments of Time, and suffer the
Torments of Hell. 1. Their presumptuous Belief of their Interest in God and Chrift:
97 2. All their Hopes:
98 3. All their Peace of Conscience: 4. All their carnal Mirth: 5. All their sensual Delights. The Torments of Hell, which the Damned
suffer, 103 1. The principal Author of them is God himself: ib, 2. The Place or State of Torment:
104 3. These Torments are the Effects of divine Vengeance: 105 4. God will take Pleasure in executing them: ib. 5. God's Executioners are Satan and Sinners themselves :
106 6. These Torments will be wriver fal;
100 101 102
Without any Mitigation;
Page 107 S. And eternal.
108 Tie Sinner convinced of his Foily in z'evturing on Hell; 109 Ard intreased to fly for Safety ta Chrifti į ní
CH A P. VII. The Necessity of diligently seeking the Saints Rest. This Reft is surprizingly neglected, by the Worldlyminded,
115 the prophane Multitude, forwa Profejlars
118 and by the godly themselves,
120 whether Magistrates, Ministers,
121 ar People.
122 The Author mourns the Neglect,
123 and excites the Reader to Diligence by many Confiderations.
124 Awakening Questions proposed to the Ungoilly,
135 and also to the Godly.
138 CH A P. VIII. How to discern our Title to the Saints Rest. Men's Folly in nat enquiring after a Title to it.
140 Their Coufe for Terror while deftitute of it. 142 Self-Examination is urged;
144 1. From the Possibility of arriving at Certainty;
145 2. From the Hinderances to Self-Examination by Satan, ib. by wicked Men,
146 by our own Hearts;
147 nor does Self-Examination foon bring Afurance; 149 nor do all true Christians attain to it.
ib. 3. From considering how easy, common, and danger
ous it is to be mistaken;, that trying is safer
153 Directions are given hotu to try.
3. 'Tis the Way to have them refused, with- Page drawn, or imbitter éd;
198 4. To be suffered to do this, is the greateft Curfe; 199 $. 'Tis seeking Reft where it is not;
200 6. The Creatures, without God, would aggravate our Misery;
202 7. And all this is confirmed by Experience.
ib, Aiso by the Unreasonableness of our Unwillingness to die, and polless the Saints Reft.
205 C H A P. XI. The Importance of leading a heavenly Life upon
Earth. 'Tis reasonable to delight in thinking of Heaven, 216 Cbrifians exhorted to it, by confidering,
217 1. It will evidence their fincere Piety;
219 2. ` 'Tis the highest Excellence of the Chriftian Temper; 220 3. It leads to the most comfortable Life;
221 4. 'Tis the best Preservative from 1 emptations ; 223 5. It will invigorate their Graces and Duties;
227 6. It will be their best Cordial in Afflictions; 229 7. It will render them most useful to others; 231 8. It will honour God;
233 9. Without it, we disobey the Commands,' and
lose the most gracious and delightful Discoveries,
234 30. Our Hearts should be with God, as His is so much on us; and
236 11. In Heaven, where we are so much interested; 237 12. Nothing but Heaven deserves our Hearts. 239
*** CHA P. XII. Directions how to live a heavenly Life upon Earth. I. Avoid the Hinderances to such a Life:
242 1. Live not in any known Sin;