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Natural ability 350, 403, 557
Of using means 405
Persecution before millenium 421
And piety 513
Will fall 527, 445
Parental duties 466-9
Of the millenium 412
Of the wicked 542
Of future knowledge 366 Purposes of God 236-246
Neutrality moral 150
Obedience of Christ 62 74
Objections -Objectors 264-5
Of the Holy Spirit 326
Opposition to grace 245
Of Christ 71
Qualifications of rulers 303
Sleeps not 139
To God 266, 335-8
Success of the ministry, 447-8
Teachers religious 432-459
To idolatry 276
To intemperance 343
To false teachers 458
Threat'nings to oppressors610 613 Vanity of life 137
To thieves 616
Title to heaven 295
Of the world 574
Vices 175, 198, 341, 367, 390,615
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North Wrentham, Mass. April, 1844.
1. Are afflictions common to mankind?
Job 5. 7. Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
Job 7. 17. What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him? And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment?
Job 14. 1. Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.
2. Who sends afflictions?
Dt. 32. 39. I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
1 S. 2. 6. The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up. The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. Job 5. 6. Affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground. 17. Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.
Ps. 39. 9. I was dumb, I opened not my mouth, because thou didst it. Remove thy stroke away from me; I am consumed by the blow of thy hand.
Ps. 66. 11. Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidest affliction upon our loins.
Ps. 102. 10. Thou hast lifted me up, and cast me down. 23. He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.