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GENERAL INDEX.

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ABEL: in what sense he yet speaketh, vol. vii. p. 175.
ABRAHAM: his intercession for Sodom should encourage us to
pray for wicked nations, vol. iv. p. 133.

His great faith in the oblation of Isaac, vol. viii. p. 24.
ACHAN: where are the Achans? iv. 207, 208.
ACTIONS, innocent, are often made criminal, 351–369.
ADMONITION among Christian brethren, vi. 202.
ADULTERY, the woman caught in the act of, iii. 139.
The case of Drusilla, iv. 367.

The character of an adultress, v. 113.

ADVERSITIES of life, vi. 312.

They are the best means of making some men wise, viii. 63.
Adversity is occasioned by crimes in two respects, 73, &c.
ÆMILIUS Paulus, a saying of his, v. 323.

AGED MEN: the difficulties of their conversion, vii. 24-30.
They are exhorted to fear and to hope, 55, 56.
AHAZ: his preservation; and wickedness, ii. 98.
ALCORAN origin of that book, viii. 96, &c.
A specimen of its absurdities, 99.
ALLEGORIES, improper, censured, v. 273.

ALMS: Christ's love the great motive to them, iv. 278.
Alms of benevolence considered with regard to society-to
religion--to death-to judgment--to heaven-to God, 281.
Five arguments in favour of Alms, 299.

AMORITES, the nation and generation of them considered as
one person, i. 349.

Amorites; the whole inhabitants of Canaan were so called,
i. 341. Their iniquities, 341, 342.
AMUSEMENTS: men who have the love of God shed abroad in
their hearts, have little taste for them, i. 282.

ANATHEMA MARANATHA, ii. 278.

ANGELS, a defence to the church, ii. 394.

Apostrophe to angels on the Godhead of Christ, iii. 166.
Their number and employment, 199.

Their happiness consists in glorifying God, 202.

They bend over the ark to look into the mystery of re-
demption, vi. 88.

Of the angel who sware standing on the earth and on the
sea, vii. 17.

David prostrated before the destroying angel, viii. 91.
ANGER attributed to God; but it varies in six points from the
anger and vengeance of man, i. 316, &c.
ANISE, mint, cummin; improvements on the terms, iv. 95.
The ANTINOMIAN: his notion of the divine mercy, vii. 54.
He is faithfully warned, and refuted, 65. &c. viii. 57.
ANOINTING of the Holy Spirit, viii. 275.
ANTS: an emblem of the busy multitudes of men, v. 72.
APATHY, or a spirit of slumber, dangerous to a nation, viii. 67–72.
APOSTACY among the French Protestants to the Roman Catho-
lic religion, ii. 168.

Seven ways of apostacy, 465.

The dreadful sin of an enlightened apostacy, vii. 371, 378,

379.

The apostacy through weakness, and through enmity dis-
tinguished, 376.

Four degrees of apostacy, 387.

An address to sinners who have not attained the highest
degree of this sin, 390.

APOSTOLICAL CONSTITUTIONS Confessedly spurious, and the
forgery of the Arians, iii. 190, 191.
APOSTROPHE to the ecclesiastics who surrounded the person
of Louis XIV. vii. 233.

ARIANS refuted in their false gloss on John xvii. 3. vi. 81.
Refuted also in their whimsical gloss on John xvi. 13. vii.
293.

ARISTOCRACY: its corruption described, iv. 185.

ARMINIUS (Van Harmine,) three replies to his system, v. 355

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In the bible practical duties are placed clear, and abstruse
points involved in depths, that Christians may have pa-
tience with one another, 368.

God is in no wise accessary to the destruction of sinners,
vol. v. 410-414.

ARNOBIUS: his avowal of the Godhead of Christ, iii. 193.
ASSURANCE: St. Paul persuaded of it, 331.

Eight cautions concerning it, 332–336.

Assurance of justification may be attended with a mixture
of doubts as to final salvation, 334.

It is incompatible with a state of sin, 335.

Assurance is demonstrated by the experience of holy men,
337. By the nature of regeneration, 340.-By the
prerogatives of a Christian, 345.-By the inward testi-
mony of the Spirit of God, 347.

Four cautions concerning assurance, 350.
Means of attaining assurance, 481.

Degrees of grace and assurance, vi. 182.

Assurance consists in foretastes of heaven, 204-208.
Those foretastes are often connected with trials, 208, 209.
They are often felt on sacramental occasions, and on the
approaches of death, 211, 212.

Eight causes why the generality of the Christian world do
not attain assurance, viii. 229, &c.
Seven sources of the evil, 232, &c.

ATHANASIUS: the superiority of his arguments over the
Arians, iii. 192.

ATHEISM: men embrace it to sin quietly, ii. 348.

Its absurdity joined with superstition, iii. 165.
Its difficulties, viii. 110.

ATONEMENT: the mystery of it arising from the innocence of
Christ, ii. 276.

It is illustrated under the notion of a vicarious sacrifice,

iii. 67-70.

Its efficacy arises from the excellence of the victim, in
five arguments, 225.

Its extent liberally explained, 241.

The support of Christ's death against all our fears of fu-
turity, 255-258.

Christ's death is an expiation or atonement for sin, vi. 123.
Four arguments in favour of the satisfaction made by
Christ, 387.

Five classes of arguments from the Holy Scriptures de-
monstrative of the atonement; and comprising a refuta-
tion of those who say that Christ's death was only a
demonstration of the truth of his doctrine, 392.
AUGUSTINE proves that the texts which speak of Christ as
subordinate to the Father, ought to be understood of his
humanity and offices, because the expressions are never
used of the Holy Ghost, iii. 187.

He is accused of inconsistency: viz. of favouring the cause
of the Manichæans when he wrote against the Pelagians;
&c. viii. 258.

AVARICE is always classed among the worst of sins, iv. 34.
It is sometimes bluntly rebuked, v. 90.

The sin of avarice defined, 391.

It impels men to the worst of crimes, 392.
It requires confession and restitution, 399.
Portrait of an avaricious man, ii. 186.

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BALAAM: his temporising character, viii. 60.
BAPTIST (John) an opinion of his, ii. 131.

BARZILLAI apparently anticipating death, iv. 236.

BAYLE: an error of his refuted, iv. 173, 174.

His character, 201.

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BEGNON (Rev. Mr.) comforted against the fears of death by
Christ's valedictory address, vi. 42.

BELIEVERS often receive the greatest good from the severest
afflictions, i. 212.

The believer superior to the skeptic at the tribunal of au-
thority-of interest-of history-of conscience-of
reason-and of skepticism itself, ii. 407.

BENEDICTIONS on the different classes of hearers at the close
of a sermon, v. 302, &c.

BENEVOLENCE, described, iv. 106.

The want of it a horrible crime, 282.

It is the brightest ornament of religion, 284.

BIRTH, (New) the ideas of the Rabbins concerning it, viii. 247.
BODIES of the glorified saints probably not visible to the pre-
sent grossity of our sight, iii. 392.

BROTHELS: the duty of magistrates concerning them, v. 123.
BULL (Bp.) proves from the fathers of the primitive church
their belief, that Jesus Christ subsisted before his birth;
-that he was of the same essence with the Father;-
and that he subsisted with him from all eternity, iii. 185.

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CÆSAR his maxims and conquests, iv. 373.
CESAREA: two towns of that name, ii. 126.
CALAMITIES (National) often the forerunners of greater plagues,
in four respects, viii. 78, &c.

CALEB and Joshua, the only two that entered Canaan, is urg-
ed as an argument to rouse sinners, vii. 88.

CANTICLES: an apology for the figurative style of that book,

iv. 346.

CATO of Utica, persuaded of the immortality of the soul by
reading Plato, vol. ii. 58.
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