« ZurückWeiter »
Sect. 21. The Church of England teaches the true Doctrine of Grace.
Page 112 22. On the Means of obtaining the Evidence of Christ.
ianity, afforded by the Holy Spirit. 117 23. Temperance neceffary to the Reception and Con.
tinuance of the Holy Spirit in the Heart, and consequently to the Evidence of Christianity
afforded by Divine Illumination. 24. On improving ArfliCTIONS duly as a Means of
Grace and Belief in the Gospel.--Humility re
quisite to the Reception of divine Influence. 124 25. On Devotion-a Means, as well as an Effect, of
Grace-no sincere Religion can subsist without it.
126 26. On Divine Attraction.
130 27. On the Difficulties of Scripture.
133 28. The OMNIPRESENCE of God a Doctrine univer
sally allowed; but how is God every where present but by his Spirit, which is the Holy Ghost?
137 29. The Want of Faith could not be criminal, if it de
pended only on the Understanding ; but Faith is a Virtue, because it originates from virtuous
Difpofitions favoured by the Holy Spirit. 141 30. Of the scriptural word “ Unction;" its high mysterious Meaning.
144 31. On what is called by devout Persons EXPERIENCE in Religion.
.146 32. On the Seasons of Grace.
151 33. Of mistaking the Effects of Imagination for the Seasons of Grace,
153 34. Of Seasons of Desertion, or supposed Absence of the Spirit.
156 35. Of the Doctrine that the Operations of the Holy
Spirit are never distinguishable from the Operations of our own Minds.
158 36. Of devotional Feelings or SENTIMENTS. 162 37. Of Enthufiasm.
166 38. Cautions concerning Enthusiasm.
171 39. Of being RIGHTEOUS overmuch.
tionately exhorted to prepare their Hearts for the reception of the INWARD WITNESS, and to relume the LIGHT OF LIFE, which they have extinguished, or rendered faint, through Pride, Vice, or total Neglect.
Page 223 52. Of the inadequate Idea entertained by many respect
able Persons concerning Christianity, with a Suggestion on the Expediency of their confidering the true Nature of Christian Philofo. phy.
228 53. On Indifference and Insensibility to Religion,
arising from Hardness of Heart. No Progress can be made in CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY in such a State, as it is a State incompatible with the divine Influence.-The Doctrine of an actual CHANGE, supernaturally produced, in the Heart,
vindicated from the Charge of Enthusiasm. 231 54. A Self-Examination recommended respecting religious Insensibility.
236 55. The Sum and Substance of Christian Philosophy
the Renewal of the Heart by Divine Grace; or the softening it and rendering it susceptible of virtuous and benevolent impressions, by cultivating the two grand Principles-Piety to God, and Charity to Man.
240 56. On spiritual Slumber, as described in the Scrip
tures, and the Necessity of being awakened. 243 57. On the PEACE of God, that calm and composed
State which is produced by the CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY, and is unknown to the Epicurean, Stoic, and all other Philosophy, antient and modern.
259 58. General Reflections on HAPPINESS.- Errors in
Pursuit of it.—No sublunary Happiness perfect.-Christ's Invitation to the wretched. CHRISTIAN Philosophy affords the highest earthly Satisfaction.– Its SUMMUM Bonum is a State of Grace, or the Enjoyment of Divine Favour.
272 59. Apo
59. Apologetical Conclusion ; with a Recapitulation
and Addition of a few Particulars respecting the preceding Subjects.
No. I. Cursory Remarks on one or two Objections in
Mr. Paine's last Pamphlet, againit the Authenticity of the Gospel.
333 No. II.
357 No. III.
368 No. IV.
370 No. V.