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An answer to them that say, God regardeth not thoughts but
deeds. Twelve evidences of the regardableness of our
The application to the Godly. The benefits of walking with
God. l. It is suitable to human nature. How it is
natural. No middle life between the sensual and the
holy. Of them that delight in knowledge and moral
virtue. Nature in its first constitution was not only in-
nocent but holy: proved. II. To walk with God is the
highest and noblest life. III. It is the only course to
prove and make men truly wise. Proved by ten eviden-
'IV. It maketh men good as well as wise, and ad-
vanceth to the greatest holiness and rectitude. Proved
by five evidences. V. It is the best preparation for suf-
ferings and death, shewed by seven advantages, to that
Five special obligations on true believers to walk with God,
and to avoid inordinate creature-converse.
THE CHRISTIAN'S CONVERSE WITH GOD.
The context opened
Why Christ was forsaken by his disciples
Use 1. Expect by the forsaking of your friends to be con-
formed unto Christ. Reasons for your expectation
The aggravations of their forsaking you.
Some quieting considerations
The order of forms in the school of Christ
The disciples scattered every man to his own
Selfishness contrary to friendly fidelity...
Considerations to quiet us in the death of faithful friends • •
Whether we shall know them in heaven ....
Whether creatures be any matter of our comfort in heaven..
Quest. Shall I have any more comfort in present friends than
in others ?...
Doct. 3. When all forsake us, and leave us (as to them)
alone, we are far from being simply alone, because God
is with us
The advantages of having God with us
Quest. How he is with us
Use 1. Imitate Christ: live upon God alone; though men
forsake you, yet thrust not yourselves into solitude un-
In what cases solitude is lawful and good
Reasons against unnecessary solitude
The comfort of converse with God in necessary solitude.
The benefits of solitude. The reasons from God, im-
proved largely in some meditations
Directions for conversing with God in solitude
Concluded in further meditation
THE DIVINE APPOINTMENT OF THE
Proposition 1. That Christ commissioned his apostles, or his
principal church-ministers, to teach the churches all his
doctrine, and deliver them all his commands and orders,
and so to settle and guide the first churches
Proposition 2. Christ promised his Spirit to his apostles, to
enable them to do, what he had commissioned them to
do, by leading them into all truth, and bringing his words
and deeds to their remembrance, and by guiding them as
his churches' guides
Proposition 3. Christ performed all these promises to his
apostles, and gave them his Spirit to enable them for all
their commissioned work
Proposition 4. The apostles did actually separate and appoint
the first day of the week for holy worship, especially in
Proposition 5. This act of the apostles' appointing the
Lord's-day for Christian worship, was done by the special
inspiration or guidance of the Holy Ghost.....
Quest. 2. Whether the Seventh-day-sabbath should be still
kept by Christians, as of Divine obligation ? Neg.
Of the beginning of the day
Quest. 1. When doth the Lord's-day begin?
Quest. 2. How should the Lord's-day be kept or used ?
How the Lord's-day should not be spent: or what is unlaw-
ful on it
What things should not be scrupled as unlawful on the
Of what importance the due observation of the Lord's-day is
What other church-festivals or separated days are lawful ?..
FOR FURTHER CONFIRMATION OF THE LORD'S-DAY.
An answer to certain objections against the Lord's-day
An answer to more arguments for the Seventh-day-sabbath
Whether the Seventh-day-sabbath be part of the law of
nature, or only a positive law ?
Whether every word in the decalogue be of the law of
nature, and of perpetual obligation ? And whether all
that was of the law of nature, was in the decalogue?..
Whether the truest antiquity be for the Seventh-day-sabbath,
as kept by the churches of Christ?..
To all the ignorant, carnal, and ungodly, who are lovers of
pleasure more than God, and seek this world more than
the life everlasting, and live after the flesh, and not after
THE FIRST, OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.
THE SECOND, OF WALKING WITH GOD.
THE THIRD, OF CONVERSING WITH GOD IN SOLITUDE.