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How they might know they were under inspiration 108

They mistook not the devil's impressions for divine revela-

tion

109

The words as well as matter of scripture were given by in-

spiration

110

From its antiquity and preservation

112

From the testimony of God by miracles

ibid

Two objections answered

114, 115

By the conviction and conversion of sinners

116

How Christians come to a full persuasion of the divinity of

scripture

118

The inward testimony of the Spirit explained

ibid

Quest. V, VI. The principal matters contained in

scripture

QUEST. VII. Of the nature and perfections of God.

How we may conceive aright of the divine perfections ibid

Of the communicable and incommunicable perfections of God 122

Nothing common between God and the creature

ibid

God is a Spirit; what a Spirit is

123

Difference between other spiritual substances and God 124

Independent 124. Infinitely perfect

126

All-sufficient 127. When this perfection is in effect denied 127

Eternal 129. His eternal duration not successive 132. How

the parts of time are attributed to God

133

Immutable. When immutability is a perfection. How peculiar

to God 135. Arguments to prove him so

136

Incomprehensible

138

Omnipresent 139, and Almighty

140

Wherein his power appears

141

What things God cannot do

142

The improvement of this subject

143

Omniscient 145. He knows all future contingencies 147

Properties of Gud's knowledge 149. Its improvement 150

When it is practically denied, ibid.

Wisdom of God infinite

152

Different from knowledge

ibid

Wherein it appears

ibid

In Creation 154. Providence 155. Redemption 156

In the constant government of the church

ibid

Inferences from God's wisdom

158

Holiness of God infinite

159

What it is, ibid. Instances of it

160

His suffering the entrance of sin, was no reflection on it 161

'Tis the standard of doctrines

162

Instances of doctrines which lead to licentiousness 162, 163

When God's holiness is contemned

163

Justice of God infinite

164

How distinguished from his holiness

ibid

Glory, how called a reward

167

Afflictions of believers not properly a punishment

ibid

Mercy and grace of God infinite

168

Difference between goodness, mercy, grace, and patience 169

Mercy is either common or special

171

Gruce free and sovereign

172

Discriminating 173. Instances of it, ibid. Afflictions not

inconsistent with it

174

Leads not to licentiousness

ibid

Patience of God, what it is

176

Whether devils are objects of it

ibid

Instances of God's patience

178

Wherein manifested to the wicked

179

Not inconsistent with justice

181

How to be improved

183

By whom it is abused

184

Truth, God is abundant therein

186

How he is called a God of truth

187

Faithfulness of God, ibid. "No impeachment hercof that some

threatening's have not been executed 188. Nor that some

promises have not presently been performed

190

How this perfection is to be improved

191

QUEST. VIII. Of the Unity of the Godhead.

How God is styled the living God

194

Unity of the Godhead proved

ibid

Abernethy on that subject, in a note

197

Was not denied by the wiser Heathen

200

Inferences from it

202

How we should conceive of it

203

Different modes used in speaking of the perfections of God 204

Quest. IX, X, XI. Of the Doctrine of the Trinity,

Calvin on the word Person, in a note

207

The doctrine of the highest importance

209

How to determine the importance of a doctrine

211

What knowledge of it necessary to salvation

213

It is a great mystery, 214. What a mystery is, ibid.

It is incomprehensible

216

Dr. Bates on mysteries, in a note

217

Objections on this account answered

220

Whether to receive it be to use words without ideas ibid

Whether the revelațion of it be unintelligible

221

Whether that which is unintelligible be the object of faith 222

How this doctrine promotes religion

223

In what sense revelation is an improvement of the light of

nature

224

Not contrary to reason, though above it

226

When a doctrine is contrary to reason

ibid

It is not chargeable with Tritheism

227

The use of reason in proving doctrines of pure revelation 229

It cannot be known by the light of nature

230

How it was made known to Adam

ibid

Whether the heathen knew it

231

Whitaker on the word Logos used by the Jews, in a

note

233

Trinity, not to be illustrated by similitudes

235

Rules for interpreting scriptures relating to it

236

The word Trinity explained

239

Person, the word explained

239

The difference between divine and human persons 242

Sacred Three, in what respect One

243

Dr. Jamieson on the Trinity, in a note

243

How their glory equal, how the same

ibid

Personality of the Son, 248. Of the Spirit

250

Not metaphorically ascribed to either

252

Eternal generation of the Son, how understood by many 259

Another method of accounting for it

261

This account thereof proved

264

Scriptures relating to Christ's sonship explained 274

Christ's sonship as Mediator, considered

276

Another view of the subject, in a note

279

Procession of the Spirit, how understood by many, 260. What

it is

261

The scripture doctrine of it

280

Oeconomy of the sacred Three explained

291

How distinct works are ascribed to them

292

The Deity of the Son proved

From his divine names

295

Jehovah God's incommunicable name

296

Never given to creatures

297

It is not applied to angels

301

Christ's Deity proved from it

302

God and Lord, how applied in scripture

304

Christ's Deity proved thereby

306

This argued from 1 Tim. iii. 16.

311

And from Acts xx. 28. 313. Rom. ix. 5. ibid.

From 1 John v. 20. 315. Isa. ix. 6.

317

From Titus ii. 13. ibid. John XX. 28.

319

When the word God is used absolutely

321

Its meaning when so used

321

In what sense Christ is styled God by the Socinians 322

From the ascription of the divine nature to him in Col. ii. 9. 325

In Philip. ii. 6. this explained and defended

326

Genuineness of 1 John v. 7. defended

329

From his conference with the Jews

335

From his Attributes

342

Eternity, 343. Immutability, ibid.

Omnipresence

345

This proved from John iii. 13.

347

Omniscience, 349. Objections answered

350

Omnipotency

352

From his glorious titles

353

From his work of creation

357

The Socinian account thereof

359

Christ no instrument in creation

361

How the Father made the world by him

362

Men only moral instruments in miracles

365

From his works of providence

366

Christ the Governor of all things

367

From his acting as Judge

368

Subserviency of his kingdom to the Father

371

Christ as Mediator below, yet equal with the Father 374

Inferiority of Christ, how to be understood in scripture 376

From the worship paid him

377

Christ the Object of religious worship

379

From Baptism

382

From the doxologies applied to him

386

Anti-Trinitarians differ about the worship due to Christ 388

Right to divine worship is incommunicable

389

Ohjections against the deity of Christ answered 391

Dr. Priestley's disingenuity, in a note

397

of the divinity of the Holy Ghost

398

His divinity proved

From Acts v. 3, 4.

400

From his divine Attributes

404

From his divine works

405

Such works performed by him

407

From the worship given to him

408

Objections answered

410

Practical inferences from the doctrine of the Trinity 414

Quest. XII, XIII. Of God's Decrees.

Some things premised in general

417

Dissuasives from prejudices

419

The general method laid down

421

In what sense God fore-ordained all things

422

That he did so, proved

424

Dr. Smalley on the origin of sin (vide p. 532) 425

Purpose of God free, wise, holy

432

How it renders salvation necessary

484

It is unchangeable

481

Repentance, how ascribed to God

483

Predestination, the word explained

433

Consequences of denying it

499

Election, the word explained

434

How used in the Old Testament

438

How in the New

441

Fathers, their sense about this doctrine

507

Election to salvation asserted in scripture

442

Churches, how styled elect

443

Chosen, part of mankind were 80

447

These styled a Remnant

449

A Remnant chosen out of the Jews

450

Men elected to sanctification as well as salvation

461

Acts xiii. 48. explained and defended

463

Men chosen in Christ

467

Supra-lapsarian and Sub-lapsarian schemes differ

446
Proofs of the doctrine of Election
from God's fore-knowledge

452
from his giving the means of grace

454
Jacob loved, Esau hated, explained

456
Objections answered

458
The opposite doctrine, how defended

501

Properties of Election

469

Misrepresentations of it answered

465

Reprobation, how to be explained

486

Preterition a branch of it (vide the note, 529)

488

Predamnation considered from Jude, ver. 4.

491

Roi, ix. 22. and xi. 7–10. explained

492

2 Thes. ii. 11, 12. Psal. lxxxi. 12. John xii. 39, 40. ex-

plained

494

Wicked, how made for the day of evil

495

Will of God secret and revealed

471

Is free, sovereign, and unconditional

476

Its absoluteness

477

That it is conditional, cannot be proved from scripture 480

Conditional propositions, how understood there

479

How God will have all saved

501

Expectation of God not disappointed by the will of man 505

God not really disappointed, grieved, or resisted

506

Bounds of life fixed by him

508

Stoical fate, how it differs from God's decrees

516

Objections against Election answered

507

Practical improvement of it

526

Dr. Williams on election, in a note

529

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