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AN EXPLICATION

OF

THE ASSEMBLY'S

SHORTER CATECHISM.

MARROW OF MODERN DIVINITY,

WITH NOTES.

AND

CHRIST’S EVERLASTING ESPOUSALS.

BY THE

REV. THOMAS BOSTON.

OF ETTRICK.

ABERDEEN:
GEORGE AND ROBERT KING, ST. NICHOLAS STREET.

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CONTENTS OF VOL. VII.

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CHAP. I.–Of the Law of Works, or Covenant of Works.

Sect. I. The nature of the covenant of works, 171.-Sect. 2. Adam's fall, 176.--

Sect. 3. The sinfulness and misery of mankind by the fall, 177.— Sect. 4. No re-

covery by the law, or covenant of works, 179.-Sect. 5. The covenant of works

binding, though broken, 181.

Chap. II.- Of the Law of Faith, or Covenant of Grace.

Sect. I. Of the eternal purpose of grace, 183.–Sect. II. Of the promise, 186-1. The

promise to Adam, ib. 2. The promise renewed to Abrabam, 191.-3. The law

as the covenant of works, added to the promise, 195.-4. The promise and co-

venant with Abraham, renewed with the Israelites, 206.---5. The covenant of grace

under the Mosaic dispensation, 209.–6. The natural bias towards the covenant of

works, 224.–7. The Antinomian faith rejected, 232.-8. The evil of legalism,

236.- Sect. III. Of the performance of the promise, 239.-1. Christ's fulfilling

of the law in the room of the elect, 239.—2. Believers dead to the law as the co-

venant of works, 246.-3. The warrant to believe in Christ, 262.–4. Evangelical

repentance a consequent of faith, 278.–5. The spiritual marriage with Jesus

Cbrist, 285.-6. Justification before faith refuted, 290.--7. Believers freed from

the commanding and condemning power of the covenant of works, 292.

Chap. III.- Of the Law of Christ.

Sect. 1. The nature of the law of Christ, 306.-2. The law of the ten commandments

a rule of life to believers, 308.—3. Antinomian objections answered, 312.–4.
The necessity of marks and signs of grace, 318.-5. Antinomian objections

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PART II.

Dedication,

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The Author to the Reader, ...

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Introduction,

Ignorant men confine the meaning of the ten commandments,

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The ten commandments an epitome of the law of God,

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Six rules for the right expounding of the ten commandments,

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The sum of the first commandment, &c.

ib.

Wherein the first and second commandments differ, &c.

402

Wherein the second and third commandinents differ, &c.

405

The difference betwixt the third and fourth commandments, &c.

417

The sum of the fifth commandment,

420

The sum of the sixth commandment,

427

The sum of the seventh commandment,

430

The sum of the eighth commandment,

The sum of the ninth commandment,

434

The sum of the tenth commandment,

436

The Lord requireth perfect obedience to all the ten commandments,
All men by nature under sin, wrath, and eteroal death,
Christ bath redeemed believers from the curse of the law,

ib.

Every man's best actions are corrupted and defiled with sin,

The least sinful thought makes man liable to eternal dampation,

446

Though ran cannot be justified by his obedience to the law, yet shall not his obe-

dience be io vain,

448

Man is naturally apt to think he must do something towards his own justification,

and act accordingly,

450

Christ requires that believers do desire and endeavour to yield perfect oberlience to

all the ten commandments,

Believers shall be rewarded for their obedience, and with what,

154

After what manner believers are to make confession of their sin upon a day of

humiliation,

457

Why and to what end believers are to receive the sacrament of the Lord's supper, 458

The DifferenCE BETWEEN THE LAW AND THE GOSPEL,

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