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thee, give me that due fenfe of all thy mercies, that my heart may be unfeignedly thankful, and that I may fhew forth thy praife, not only with my lips, but in my life, by giving up myself to thy fervice, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteoufnefs all my days, thro' Jefus. Chrift our Lord; to whom with thee and the holy ghost, be all honour and glory world without end. Amen. The EN D.
For preferring the NEW Whole Duty of Man, which treats of the FAITH as well as PRACTICE of a Chrifian, to the OLD Whole Duty of Man, which treats of the moral DUTIES only.
By the following Specimen of 150 Defects in the OLD Whole Duty of Man, and which are fupplied in the NEW Whole Duty of Man; It may be observed, That those with a [*] before them, the Church of England has declared, and maintains to be effentially neceffary to falvation; and of these Defects, there are no less than feverteen in the following specimen only.
For farther fatisfaction, fee the PREFACE to the NEWw Whole Duty of Man; and at the end of it the TESTIMONIES from Scripture, the Liturgy, Articles, Homilies, and Writings of feveral of the most learned and pi ous BISHOPS, and eminent DIVINES of the CHURCH of ENGLAND. PROVING, That the OLD Whole Duty of Man was verý improperly fo called, and dangerously received under that title; because the ARTICLES of the chriftian faith are entirely omitted in that Book; and without faith in thofe Articles, the moft diligent practice of the DUTIES there treat. : d of, is not fufficient to secure to a christian his eternal salvation.
The SPECIMEN of 150 DEFECTS.
Of a divine revelation.
F the reasonableness, cer
neceffity of believing a divine reve lation.
2. Of the truth and excellency of christianity. How it may be pro ved from history, prophecy, miracles,
racles, and by internal and exter- 125. Of its infallibility and members, nal evidences.
Of the communion of faints.
of faith, &c.
Of the chriftian faith in one God and three perfons, the father, fon, and holy ghoft.
4. The neceffity of this belief, in
5. Of the creation of the world, and
6. Why God is called father and al-
7. Why Jefus Chrift is called our
8. Of the reasonableness of the belief in the trinity.
*Of faith in Jefus Chrift, as God
10. * Of his incarnation and birth. 11. * Of his fufferings and crucifixion.
Of his human nature.
13. Of the benefit, ufe, and neceffity of this faith.
14. * Of his death, burial, and defcent into hell.
* Of his resurrection from the dead.
*Of faith in the holy ghost. 23. Of his peculiar office, and manner of working in us. 24. Of the holy catholic, or univerfal church, and its being a ftate of falvation.
* Of fin; and when its forgive28. * Of the resurrection of our bonefs is effectual thro' Chrift. dies, proved by reason and facts in the Old and New Teftament.
Of its certainty, universality, of the reward to the good, and punishment to the wicked.
30. Of the folly of atheism; and the cafe of atheists.
32. Of the felf-condemnation of the
33. God's juftice vindicated in nishing the wicked eternally. 35. Of the truth and excellency of 34. There can be no excufe for fin. the doctrines of chriftianity. 36. The truth of the chriftian religion not affected by religious difputes.
38. Why the Lord's fupper was or-
39. Of the fatisfaction that is necef-
16. Of his afcenfion; fhewing
40. The obligation of an oath.
Of making vows.
Of the object of our prayers and of their power and efficacy.
19. Of a particular and general 44. The common objections against judgment.
20. Of the reasonableness of a last judgment.
21. Of the degrees of rewards and punifhments.
37. Religion, originally, neither the
Of repentance, and when it is effectual.
46. The danger of delaying repen
47. Of purgatory.
48. Of works of fupererogation,
51. The case of unbaptized perfons
In our duty to our Neighbour. 174. The duty of a friend; and of
76. Of the choice of company, and
77. The duty of fervants, fhewing
The duty to civil magi
54. The duty of civil magiftrates
98. Who is an unmerciful creditor.
124. Of innocent appetites, and their
125. Of good and bad zeal.
practifed, and when it is abused.
128. It is advantageous to man,
114. Of drinking fpirituous liquors.
129. What influence a meditation
133. Of the best preparation for it.
116. Of spending our time.
118. Of chearfulness and melan-
119. Of the danger and finfulness of
120. Of christian fortitude and pa-
121. It is necessary in all states and
122. Of impatience, its confequen-
135. Of a juft disposal of our world-
136. Of a difregard of the world; of
138. In what the death of the righ
139. Of the fhortnefs of human life.
141. Of the advantage of piety.
144. Of the danger and folly of a
145. Directions for a holy life.
147. How the fear of death may be
148. Why men defire to live long.
150. Its comfort to the foul of a dy