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The design of an abridgment, I conceive, is clearly to exhibit the whole
substance of an author, without admitting any thing superfluous.

Dr. Shaw.
Abstracts, abridgments, and references are of use in divinity as well
as in law.

HENRY.

I can learn
With greater ease, the great concern.

WATTS.

PHILADELPHIA:
PRINTED FOR DELAPLAINE AND HELLINGS,

BY B. GRAVES.

may not reap ample benefit from the following pages. An
equal mass of theological knowledge, in a compass so small,
will not readily be obtained.* The minister of the Sanctuary
will find it an excellent compainon in his preparations for the
pulpit; and the private christian, an instructive parlour
friend.

W. STAUGHTON.
July, 1810.

* The high estimation in which this work, has been, and
still is, held by the friends of vital Religion, may be inferred
from the numerous Subscribers to the Quarto Edition,
(among whom are the most learned and judicious advocates
for Christianity) and from the avidity with which copies
have been sought after, notwithstanding the high price they
have borne.

Winterbotham's Edition,

CONTENTS.

First general Distribution of the Work.

BOOK I.

OF GOD, HIS WORD, NAMES, NATURE, PERFEC

TIONS AND PERSONS.

75 77

Page

Page INTRODUCTION, 8 His Goodness,

74 Of the being of a God,

21 His Anger and Wrath, Of the Scriptures,

27 His Hatred, Names of God, 37 His Joy,

78 His Nature, 41 His Holiness,

79 His Immutability,

45 His Justice and Righteousness, 80 His Infinity, 48 His Veracity,

82 His Omnipresence, 49 His Faithfulness,

84 His Eternity,

50 His Suificiency anıl Perfection, 86 Life of God, 53 His Blessedness,

87 His Omnipotence,

55
His Unity,

89 His Omniscience,

58 Of a Plurality in the Godhead, 92 His Wisdom,

62 Personal relations in the Deity, 98 His Will and its Sovereignty, 65 Of the distinct personality of the Fa. His Love, 69 ther,

107 His Grace,

70 Of the distinct personality of the His Mercy, 71 Son,

108 His Long-suffering or Forbearance, Of the distinct personality of the

Spirit,

113

73

BOOK II.

OF THE INTERNAL ACTS AND WORKS OF GOD.

Of the internal Acts and works

of God, and of bis decrees in general, of the special decrees of God

relating to Men and Angels, particularly of Election,

Of Rejection or Reprobation of
Angels and Men,

130 117 Of the eternal Union of the Elect to God,

132 Qf Adoption as an immanent Act, 119

133

Page

Page

Of Justification as an immanent Of Christ as the Mediator of the
Act,
139 Covenant,

154 Of the everlasting Council con- Of Christ as the Surety of the cerning the Salvation of Men, 139 Covenant,

161 Of the covenant of Grace, 141 Of Christ as the Testator of the Of the part which the Father

Covenant,

164 takes in the Covenant,

146 Of the Concern the Spirit has of the part which Christ has ta. in the Covenant,

167 ken in the covenant,

151 Properties of the Covenant of Of Christ as the Covenant head

Grace,

169 of the Elect,

152 Of the Complacency and de

light of Deity in himself, 170

BOOK III.

OF THE INTERNAL WORKS OF GOD.

of Creation in general,

175 Of the Sin and Fall of Man, 224 Creation of Angels,

181 Of the Nature, Aggravation, and Creation of Man,

186 Effects of the Sin and Fall of Providence of God, 191 Man,

228 Confirmation of the Elect An. Of the Imputation of Adam's sin gels, 213 to his Posterity,

231 Fail of the Non-elect Angels, 213 Of the corruption of Human Na. Of Man in a State of Innocence, 217

ture,

236 Of the Law given to Adam, and Of Actual Sins and Transgresthe Covenant with him in a

sions,

244 State of Innocence,

219 Of the Punishment of Sin, 248

Second general Distribution of the Work.

BOOK I.

OF THE ACTS OF THE GRACE OF GOD IN TIME.

Manifestation and Administra. From the times of David to the tion of the Covenant of Grace, 251 coming of Christ,

260 Its Administration in the Patri. The Abrogation of the Old Co. archal State,

254
venant, &c.

262 Under the Mosaic Dispensation, 258 The Law,

266 The Gospel,

270

BOOK II.

OF THE GRACE OF CHRIST AS EXPRESSED IN HIS

STATES OF HUMILIATION AND EXALTATION, AND OF THE OFFICES EXERCISED BY HIM IN THEM.

Of the Incarnation of Christ,
His State of Humiliation,
Active Obedience of Christ,
His Passive Obedience,
Burial of Christ,
His Resurrection,
His Ascension,

Page

273 His Session,
278 His Prophetic office,
280 Priestly Office,
282 Intercession,
285 Sacerdotal Blessing,
288 Kingly Office,
292 Spiritual Reign,

Page 295 297 300 S03 306 308 314

BOOK III.

OF THE BLESSINGS OF GRACE WHICH COME BY

CHRIST, AND OF THE DOCTRINES IN WHICHI THEY ARE HELD FORTH,

371

Of Redemption by Christ, 319 Justification,

352 Causes of it, 321 Adoption,

364 Objects of Redemption, 323 Christian Liberty,

308 Those passages of Scripture which Regeneration, favour Universal Redemption, 327 Eflectual Calling,

377 Of the Sanctification of Christ, 334 Conversion,

383 Propitiation, Atonement, and Sanctification.

387 Reconciliation,

343 The Perseverance of the Saints, 392 The Pardon of Sin,

346

BOOK IV.
OE THE FINAL STATE OF MEN.
Of the Death of the Body, 403 Conflagration of the Universe,
Immortality of the Soul, 406 The New Heavens and Earth,
State of the Soul till the Resur- Millennium,
rection,

411 Last and General Judgment, Resurrection of the Body, 414 Final State of the Wicked, Second coming of Christ, 420 Final State of the Saints,

423 427 429 434 439 443

Third general Distribution of the Work,

BOOK I.
THE WORSHIP OF GOD, OR PRACTICAL RELIGOIN.

Of the Object of Worship,
Internal Worship,
The Knowledge of God,
Repentance,

448 Thankfulness to God,

491 449 Humility,

493 451 Self-Denial,

495 454 Resignation to the will of God, 497

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