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arguments to fortify a christian against trates the conjecture of some Jews, that
the fear of death

233
Christ called for Elias

ii 167
death unites us to the family above 319 Elijah, his ascension strikingly illustrated
contemplations on death
340

ii 362
a striking thought to dying sinners on Errors, speculative, may be injurious to the
the word perhaps

400
soul

i 375
Decrees connected with means

i 302 Essenes, it is highly probable that many of
Deists, Dr. Samuel Clarke divides them into

them embraced Christianity, (see
four classes

i pref. 20
Eusebius)

i 245
· Deism, is incumbered with insuperable diffi- Eternity, efforts to calculate its length i 87
culties

ii 358 Evidence of object, and evidence of testimony
Democracy, defects of that form of govern-

defined

ii 174
ment

i 391 Exile recommended in a bloody persecution
Demosthenes, examples of his eloquence i 242

ji 288
Depravity of men

i 105 Existence, the consciousness of it proved after
Descartes contributed to remove the absurd

the Cartesian manner i 50
notions of God, inbibed by the Exordiums, our author's method in that point
schoolmen

i 56

was singularly striking i 186.
Despair and gloom, ten arguments against it

312-ii 42
i 98

miracles and prodigies gave the
despair from the death of the head of

first preachers a superiority over
a house

ii 337

us in point of exordiums ii 195
Devil, has malice and wiles

ji 226

an exordium of negatives i 321
Difficulties of succeeding a great character

an exordium on alms

413
ii 344

an exordium of prodigies; an in-
Doctrines of Christ-six: Heb. vi. i 41

comparable one on the oblation
abstruse doctrines are difficult to

of Christ

165
weigh

ii 3 Experience is the best of preachers, &c. ii 260
difficulties of attending to abstract
doctrines
i 62

F
Drusilla, her character

ji 8. 294
Duelling attended with bad consequences ii 39 Faith, the circumstances, the efforts, the evi-
Dupont, (Professor) his life

ji 127

dences, and the sacrifices which ac-
his essay on David's feigned epilep-

company it

i 160
sy before Achish

129
the just shall live by it

299
Duties, the smaller duties of religion i 365

justifying faith described

ib.
attention to them, contribute to a ten the faith inculcated by the Arians and
der conscience

366

by many of the Romanists, refiited
to reconversion after great relapses

300
367

the distinction between being justified
they contribute by their frequency, for

by faith, and the having only a de-
what is wanting in their impor-

sire to be justified, illustrated in five
tance

368
respects

301
they afford sometimes stronger marks faith without works is dead 304

of real love to God, than greater inattention to providence, a cause of
duties

ib.

the weakness of our faith 349
duties of professional men ji 31

faith or belief described

372
duties of ministers when alone with obscure faith defined

ji 174
dying people

32

an act of faith in regard to retrospec-
duties of preaching and hearing are

tive and to future objects 180
connected

62 Family of Christ, five characters of it îi 316
the high duties of princes and magis- Fast, a striking method of notifying one
trates
343

325
Dying people often fall into six mistakes ii 32 Fasting enforced from the plague, the mur-

rain of the cattle, and the loss of
E
trade

347

Fatalism, its manner of comforting the afflict-
Ecclesiastes, a caution against misquoting that

ed

i 229
book

ii 65 Fear, as applied to God, has three accepta-
Ecclesiastical domination attended with six

tions: terror, worship, and homage,
evils

i 167

arising from a conviction that God
Earnest of the Holy Spirit

i 334

possesses every thing to make us hap-
Eating sour grapes, a proverbial expression

py or miserable

i 18
ji 413

arguments against the fear of man 119
Edicts, a catalogue of, against the Protestants Feast of the fainting

ji 419
ii 366 Felix, his character

ii 293
Education of children, a grand duty, &c. ii 23 he is considered as a heathen, a prince,
seven maxims of a good education 27

an avaricious and a voluptuous man
bad education must be reformed 76

296
Ejaculations for divine aid in preaching i 236 his procrastination is imitated by sin-
Eleazer, his martyrdom
ii 281

298
Eli, Eli, lama sabacthani: our author illus- | Festivals

ji 371

ners

Figurative language, specimens of its beauty has afforded, and by the rewards he
and force
i 423. ii 94
has conferred

90
the figurative style of Isaiah xi. the goodness of God defined 95. 108

i 64 God's anger and wrath, are ideas borrowed
it is inadequate to express divine from men; the animal spirits boil
things

53

with rage, but anger with God is
specimen of its powers

379

knowing how to proportion punish-
Fire, it burns the wood, hay and stubble, and

ment to crime; this idea is striking-
purifies the gold and silver i 94

ly exemplified in six instances 100
the frailties of nature distinguished from God is one in excellence, which is the source
wilful sins

i 374 of all his perfections, they all act in uni-
G

son, exemplified in five points 208
God's love to sinners

102
Games in Greece and Rome, five remarks on the time of God's justice must come
them
ii 10

109
Gaming, the sin of
ii 6. i 402 the terrors of God's vengeance

235
Genealogy of Christ

ji 314 God's long-suffering abused four ways 111
a solution of the difficulties of it, to David, Manasseh, Peter, & Saul of
apparently correct

315
Tarsus

115
of the persons nearly related to God, the reverence due to him

122
the Lord

ib.

in regard to his regal sovereignty and im-
Genius, tradesınen often ruined by a superior mortality, he is the object of our fear
intellect
i 74

124
Glory of the latter day, or prosperity of the the grandeur of God in his works, awes
Messiah's kingdom

i 182

the tyrants of the church ib.
God's eternity

i 51 the whole creation fights for God at
his supreme felicity

52
his pleasure

125
God realized in a fine exordium

56 God, the object of praise; to join with angels
his omnipresence

58 &c. i 58 in this duty, we must have the senti-
proved by his boundless knowledge, his ments of angels

127
general influence, and his universal character of God's mercy ii 47. 255. 325
direction
ib. the depths of God

72
God is a spirit and matter, however modi of nature

74
fied, can never resemble him 57

of providence

75
God protects us by his presence, he invigo of revelation

76
rates virtue, and awes vice 60 God is present in religious assemblies ii 193
God's ubiquity exemplified

61 God's long-suffering has limits, as appears
the grandeur of God justifies mysteries, from public catastrophes, from obdu-
and supersedes objects

62

rate sinners, from dying men 266
it is an argument to repentance, to hu perfections of

ii 404
mility, to confidence, and to vigi- Gold, silver, &c. are figuratively sound doc-
lance

63
trine

ii 94
it is a grand subject for enforcing Gospel, our author often preached on the gos-
charges of sanctity on an audience pel for the day, which accounts for

his long texts

i 99
the sublime description of God in the the gospel reveals the perfections of
xith of Isaiah is to discountenance

God

327
idolatry

65

its doctrines are infallible ii 160
God's essence is independent in its cause 66

the great sin of not profiting by its su-
universal in its extent

ib.
perior light

333, &c.
it comprises every excellence ib.

invites all men to repentance 395
it is unchangeable in its operations grace requires a preparation of heart
while variation is the character of the

ii 142, &c.
creature

67

there are degrees of grace 181
it is eternal in duration

ib.

the folly of sinning that grace may
the grandeur of God conspicuous in

abound

255, &c.
the immensity of his works ib.

a day of grace, or time of visitation
God, great in counsel, and mighty in ope-

allowed to nations and to individu-
ration; matter and spirit are alike

als

366
known to him

73
the sufficiency of grace

284
God's holiness proved from nature, from an-

the day of grace, or time of visitation
gels, and the human heart 85

301
God's holiness is our model

84

the doctrines of grace admirably state
God's compassion must be in unison with the

ed in six propositions

396, &c.
spirituality of his essence, for a hurt five cautionary maxims against mis-
ful pity is weakness

87
stating the doctrine

395
he alone is capable of perfect compas gratitude required for mercies 985
sion

89
it is exemplified to sinful men, by the

H
victim he has substituted, by the pa- Habits, vicious ones, may be renounced when
tience he has exercised, by the sins

old, in five cases

ii 245
he has pardoned, by the friendship he Hearers recommended to review their life i 116

64

come

Hearers, some may be moved with tenderness, | Hobbes and Machiavel, a word to their disci-
but others require terror

86

ples

ii 350
plain dealing with negligent hearers Holland, very wicked men in it i 333

70

six cautions to that nation 385
the hearer who wantonly sins against

augurs of its prosperity from its tears
light, is thought to equal the Athe-

389
ist in guilt

111

a sketch of its vices ii 351. i 110. 221
a repartee with hearers on the word

three sources of hope for Holland,
fear

ii 251
&c.

ii 353
they are reminded of righteousness,

its high and mighty lords called to
temperance, and a judgment to

repentance

383
299

religious disputes in Holland 395
Heaven, God will there communicate ideas or Holiness, the word 'has many acceptations
knowledge
i 329

i 79
love

330

it is virtue, rectitude, order, or a con-
virtue

ib.
formity to God

80
felicity

331
it often means justice

81
these four communications are con-

or fitness

ib.
nected together; we cannot in hea- Huett, his eccentricity

i 94
ven help possessing rectitude of Humanity to the brute creation enforced by
thought and a propensity to love

Jewish and Pagan laws ii 372
and imitate God
332 Humility, a cause of gratitude

i 130
a resemblance of God being the es- Hypocrisy rebuked

i 364
sence of heaven, it is Satan's plan

the hypocrite described i 363
to render man unlike his God ib.
scholastic disputation whether we

I
shall know one another in heaven
ii 25 Ideas, the imperfection of them

i 329
thoughts of heaven diminish the an-

change of

ii 401
guish of the cross

153 Idleness, mischiefs arising from it i 371
tho joys of meeting Christ and saints Idolatry, best refuted by irony

i 69
in heaven

155

it disgraces man made in the image
the third heaven of which St. Paul

of God

ii 29
speaks
201 Image of God in man

i 332
why its happiness is unutterable ib.

its remains

83
the blessed in heaven possess superior Imagination, its magnifying powers over the
knowledge

208
imaginative

ii 75
they are prompted by inclinations the Inferences, Heb. ii. 1, 3. A striking inference
most noble and refined

203

from the Godhead of Christ
they possess all sensible pleasure in

i 280
heaven

206 Inferences from the being of God i 94
the church sighing for more of hea-

a caution against wrong inferences
209, &c.
from St. Peter's sin

162
foretastes of heaven felt on earth 313

the multitude ought not to be our
the delightful society of heaven, &c.

rule

171
319 Infidelity affects an air of superiority ii 52
Hebrew Christians, the scope and design of

ils dogmas revolt our moral feel-
St. Paul's epistle to them ii 271

ib.
their situation stated

286

it followed the spirit of blind credu-
Hell, there is no philosophy against its fear

lity

186
i 336

it has insuperable difficulties 359
the eternity of hell torments ib. Iniquities of the fathers visited on the children;
this doctrine confirmed and Origen re-

the nature of that economy i 107
futed
337 Intemperance

ji 295
four farther arguments on this subject Intercession of Christ; its omnipotency, &c.
338

ii 163
the torments of hell consist in the priva- Isaac, a type of Christ

ii 169
tion of celestial happiness 340 Isaiah, his mission to Ahaz

i 150
in painful sensations

ib. Isis, an Egyptian god alluded to ji 35
in remorse of conscience

341 Ishmael preserved by providence ii 26
in the horrors of society

ib. Invocation adapted to the subject ii 395
in the increase of sin

ib.
there are degrees of torment in hell, but

J
the mildest are intolerable ji 100

the cries of its inhabitants 340 James, (St.) the paradoxes or high morality
Hero, he that ruleth his spirit is greater than

of his epistle

i 350
he that taketh a city, in four respects Jeremiah, the sale of his land a proof of pro-
i 427. ii 384
phecy

i 71
Herod Antipas, his conduct to Jesus

i 174

his boldness at fourteen years of ago
Herodotus, his account of Pharoah Necho's

159
expedition

ii 364

his severe mission to his country ii
(see our Prideaur.)

187

ven

ings

113

ib.

Jeremiah, his complaints against them 347

his weapons, his courtiers, his re-
Jews, their hardness and opprobrium inferred

wards

i 180
from the various methods Jesus Christ his kingdom not being of this world, de-
adopted for their conversion i 164

monstrates the authenticity of his
we should have a little patience with

mission

184
their prejudices

183 a search for the subjects of the Mes-
the Jews safer guides to prophecy than

siah's kingdom among the Jews, in
some Christians,-(perhaps the author

Rome, in Protestant countries 185
alludes to Grotius, who affected an in this point the faith and practice of
unpardonable singularity in his expo-

Christians are at dissonance 186
sitions of the prophecies)

187

of heaven, meaning of the expression
could they be persuaded though one

ji 401
rose from the dead

202 Knowledge, the imperfection of it, no proof
two answers

ib.

of the non-existence of God, and
their fair promises before Sinai were

of divine truth

i 94
transient

i 82

defects of human knowledge
six of their calamities deplored by

ii 203
Ezekiel

365

five reasons why our knowledge
character of their apostate kings 367

is circumscribed

360
the Jews perished as the Galileans

man cannot know as God knows,
381

which is an adequate apology
the calamities of the Jews and those

for the mysteries of faith 362
of Europe, compared

ib.

L
John and Mary, address of Christ to ii 417
Judas went to his own place
ji 109 Latitudinarianism, or Deism

ii 359
it were better that he had not been born, Law, offending in one point, &c. refers to ca-
in four arguments

ib. pital offences, not to daily frailties, mo-
the circumstances in which he sinned

mentary faults and involuntary pas-
sions

i 352
the pleas with which he covered his it refers to wilful and presumptuous sins,
crime

which virtually sap the foundation of
the confession extorted by his conscience

the whole law in three respects 354

114 the law requires us to consider God as a
Judgment, the day of

i 53

sovereign, a legislator, and a father ib.
power of the judge

54 the excellent design of God's law in
a future judgment is inferred from

four arguments

381
disorders of society, from the Lawyers, their method of false pleading ii 73
power of conscience, and from Learning and knowledge should be acquired
revelation

322
by Christians

i 219
we shall be judged according to the Legends, a specimen of them

ii 140
dispensations under which we Lent, apparently observed with great reve-
lived

325

rence by the author's hearers i 187
these are light, proportion or ta this festival is strongly recommended
lents
ib.

ii 164
326, &c. Levitical law supported by three classes of
Judgments (national,) the erroneous and the

persons

ji 213
just light in which they should be Libertines, their objections against revelation
viewed
ii 378, &c.

i 52
four erroneous dispositions in thich

refuted in four arguments ib.
they are viewed ib. &c. Liberty, (Christian) described

i 270
God is not only the author of all Liberty described in five points: in the power

judgments, but he determines of suspending the judgment, in having
their ends in three respects 379

the wili in unison with the under-
a provisional or particular judg-

standing, the conscience superior to
ment on every man as soon as

the control of the senses, superior
his soul leaves the body i 321

to our condition in life i 268
the judgment or opinion must Liberty is incompatible with sin 269

often be suspended ii 76 Life, arguments on its shortness and uncer-
Justification, Anselm's mode of expressing on tainty

ii 215
that subject

i 301 the life of men divided into six periods
Justification by faith
299

214
this life is a season of probation assign-
K

ed for making our choice 215

the grand object of life is to prepare for
Keduscha Kadytis, or holy, the name of Jeru-

eternity

216
salem in many of the ori sinners should be grateful for the re-
ental languages ii 364 priove of life

ib.
King, the term defined

ji 18 life well spent affords satisfaction to old
responsible

343
age

i 289
The kingdom of Christ is not of this an idle life, however exempt from gross-
world,

as is apparent from his design, er crime, is incompatible with a state
his maxims, his marvellous works,

of salvation

371

and mercy,

Life, the viscissitudes of life

ii 59 | Marlborough, (Duke of) his victory over
reflections on it

63
Marsbal Villars

ii 89
we should value the good things of life ib. Martyrs, a fine apostrophe to them i 123
some men hate life, through a disposi-

the Jews believed in their resurrec-
tion of melancholy

65
tion

158
through a principle of misanthropy 66

the moral martyrs are sometimes ac-
through discontent and disgust ib.

cused of rebellion

ji 19
and through an excessive fondness of

they have a fourfold reward 21
life

ib.

arguments of support to martyrs 13
rectitude and delicacy of conscience pro-

the fear of martyrdom

320
mote disgust of life
69 Mary, the mother of Christ

ii 421
Live, how shall we, the expression beautifully Marvellous, the, a caution against it ji 182
applied
ii 417 Materiality of the soul refuted

i 261
Louis XIV, a cruel, superstitious and enthu- Maxims of the world

ji 31
siastic man

i 389 Mediator, Christ in this office is one with God
his monarchy obviously alluded

in three respects

ii 157
to

391 Merchants, apprised of a heavenly treasure
his secret policy against the

ii 217
neighbouring states 395 Messiah, a comfort to the church under the
his glory, and the humiliation of

idea of the Jewish captivity i 76
bis pride

ii 108 Metaphysical mode of reasoning, concerning
Love, the energy of the love of Christ i 291

spirit and matter

i 58
the sinner is exhorted to enkindle his Ministers or casuists, cautioned ii 50. 71. 107
heart with love

292

humility must be their character 93
effects of Christ's love on the heart 294

St. Paul divides them into three
his love is an inexbaustible source of

classes

ib.
consolation in all the distresses of

their glory in the day of the Lord 97
life, and in the agonies of death 295 Ministers should be distinguished by love 151
it is a source of universal obedience ib.

an address to them

217
Love to God described

371

their duty when attending profli-

gate men in their last moments
M

249

woe, woe to the faithless ministry
Machiavelian politics
i 396. ii 350

259
portrait of the infidel who shall Ministers must strike at vice without respect
presume to govern a king-

to persons

295
dom on those principles 367 Ministry, the little success of Christ's ministry
Magistrates addressed

ii 217

accounted for by five considera-
Mahomet, character of that monster ii 355

tions

i 166
Maimonides, this learned Rabbi agrees with

the christian ministry excites digni-
St. Paul, Rom. xij. 2. that God

fied enemies

177
requires our persons, not our

attendance on it must make us
sacrifices

i 288

either better or worse 386
Malachi, character of the people to whom he

it was greatly abused by the Jews
preached
ii 192

ii 8
and the character of the priests 196

a striking transition from preaching
Malebranche, his admirable exposition of the

the most tremendous terrors, to
passions

ii 73

the ministry of consolation ii 250
Man, in the simplicity
of youth admires the

an apology for the ministry of ter.
perfections of God, and the theory of

ror to certain characters 224
religion

ii 278 Miracles were performed in the most public
man is born with a propensity to vice

place and before the most compe-
281
tent judges

i 197
the dangers to which a well disposed

the folly of asking miracles while we
man is exposed to in public life 285

live in sin

209
his faculty of thinking, loving and feel- Miser, a, his reflections at a funeral but tran-
ing, demonstrate the limits of his

sient

i 208
mind

360 Molinists, an opinion of theirs censured ïi 7
wants of

402 Montausier (Mons. de) his confession i 405
Mankind, the wisdom of God in the diversity Morality, its principle, the love of God is
of their conditions

i 252

always the same, its variations
they are all equal in natural pow-

therefore are siinply the effect of
ers and infirmities

253
superior light

i 324
in privilege, and claims on God

the nature, obligations and motives
and providence

254
of morality

i pref. XXXV
in the designations of the Creator

it has five characters: it is clearly
according to their endowments

revealed
255

it is distinguished by dignity of
in their doom to suffer and die 256

principle

19
our lot in life, and our faculties

by equity of claims

ib.
prove our designation for another

by being within our reach 21
world

ii 61

and by the power of its motives 22
2

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