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BOOK 4

66. God keeps us united in the fellowship of Christ by means of Ecclesiastical and Civil government.

67. In Ecclesiastical government Three things are considered. 1. What is the Church? 2. How is it governed? 3. What is its power?

68. The Church is regarded in two points of view; as Invisible and Universal, which is the communion of saints; and as Visible and Particular. The Church is discerned by the pure preaching of the word, and by the lawful administration of the sacraments.

69. As to the government of the Church, there are Five points of inquiry. 1. Who rule? 2. What are they? 3. What is their calling? 4. What is their office? 5. What was the condition of the ancient Church?

70. They that rule are not Angels, but Men. In this respect, God declares his condescension towards us: we have a most excellent training to humility and obedience, and it is singularly fitted to bind us to mutual charity.

71. These are Prophets, Apostles, Evangelists, whose office was temporary; Pastors and Teachers, whose office is of perpetual duration.

72. Their calling is twofold; internal and external. The internal is from the Spirit of God. In the external there are Four things to be considered. 1. What sort of persons ought to be chosen? Men of sound doctrine and holy lives. 2. In what manner? With fasting and prayer. 3. By whom? Immediately, by God, as Prophets and Apostles. Mediately, with the direction of the word, by Bishops, by Elders, and by the people. 4. With what rite of ordination? By the laying on of hands, the use of which is threefold. 1. That the dignity of the ministry may be commended. 2. That he who is called may know that he is devoted to God. 3. That he may believe that the Holy Spirit will not desert this holy ministry.

73. The duty of Pastors in the Church is, to preach the Word, to administer the Sacraments, to exercise Discipline.

74. The condition of the ancient Church was distributed into Presbyters, Elders, Deacons, who dispensed the funds of the Church to the Bishops, the Clergy, the poor, and for repairing churches.

75. The power of the Church is viewed in relation to Doctrine, Legislation, and Jurisdiction.

76. Doctrine respects the articles of faith, none of which must be laid down without the authority of the word of God, but all must be directed to the glory of God and the edification of the Church. It respects also the application of the articles, which must agree with the analogy of faith.

77. Ecclesiastical laws, in precepts necessary to be observed, must be in accordance with the written word of God. In things indifferent, regard must be had to places, persons, times, with a due attention to order and decorum. Those constitutions ought to be avoided which have been laid down by pretended pastors instead of the pure worship of God, which bind the consciences by rigid necessity, which make void a commandment of God, which are useless and trifling, which oppress the consciences by their number, which lead to theatrical display, which are considered to be propitiatory sacrifices, and which are turned to the purposes of gain.

78. Jurisdiction is twofold. 1. That which belongs to the Clergy, which was treated of under the head of Provincial and General Synods. 2. That which is common to the Clergy and the people, the design of which is twofold, that scandals may be prevented, and that scandal which has arisen may be removed. The exercise of it consists in private and public admonitions, and likewise in excommunication, the object of which is threefold. 1. That the Church may not be blamed; 2. That the good may not be corrupted by intercourse with the bad; 3. That they who are excommunicated may be ashamed, and may begin to repent.

79. With regard to Times, Fasts are appointed, and Vows are made. The design of Fasts is, that the flesh may be mortified, that we may be better prepared for prayer, and that they may be evidences of humility and obedience. They consist of Three things, the time, the quality, and the quantity of food. But here we must beware lest we rend our garments only, and not our hearts, as hypocrites do, lest those actions be regarded as a meritorious performance, and lest they be too rigorously demanded as necessary to salvation.

80. In Vows we must consider; 1. To whom the vow is madeónamely, to God. Hence it follows that nothing must be attempted but what is approved by his word, which teaches us what is pleasing and what is displeasing to God. 2. Who it is that vowsónamely, a man. We must, therefore, beware lest we disregard our liberty, or promise what is beyond our strength or inconsistent with our calling. 3. What is vowed. Here regard must be had to time; to the past, such as a vow of thanksgiving and repentance; to the future, that we may afterwards be more cautious, and may be stimulated by them to the performance of duty. Hence it is evident what opinion we ought to form respecting Popish vows.

81. In explaining the Sacraments, there are Three things to be considered. 1. What a sacrament is;ónamely, an external sign, by which God seals on our consciences the promises of his good-will towards us, in order to sustain the weakness of our faith. We in our turn testify our piety towards him. 2. What things are necessary;ónamely, the Sign, the Thing signified, the Promise, and the general Participation. 3. What is the number of them;ónamely, Baptism and the Lordís Supper.

82. The Sign in Baptism is water; the Thing Signified is the blood of Christ; the Promise is eternal life; the Communicants or Partakers are, adults, after making a confession of their faith, and likewise infants; for Baptism came in the place of Circumcision, and in both the mystery, promise, use, and efficacy, are the same. Forgiveness of sins also belongs to infants, and therefore it is likewise a sign of this forgiveness.

83. The end of Baptism is twofold. 1. To promote our faith towards God. For it is a sign of our washing by the blood of Christ, and of the mortification of our flesh, and the renewal of our souls in Christ. Besides, being united to Christ, we believe that we shall be partakers of all his blessings, and that we shall never fall under condemnation. 2. To serve as our confession before our neighbour; for it is a mark that we choose to be regarded as the people of God, and we testify that we profess the Christian religion, and that our desire is, that all the members of our body may proclaim the praise of God.

84. The Lordís Supper is a spiritual feast, by which we are preserved in that life into which God hath begotten us by his word.

85. The design of the Lordís Supper is threefold. 1. To aid in confirming our faith towards God. 2. To serve as a confession before men. 3. To be an exhortation to charity.

86. We must beware lest, by undervaluing the signs, we separate them too much from their mysteries, with which they are in some measure connected; and lest, on the other hand, by immoderately extolling them, we appear to obscure the mysteries themselves.

87. The parts are two. 1. The spiritual truth in which the meaning is beheld, consists in the promises; the matter, or substance, is Christ dead and risen; and the effect is our redemption and justification. 2. The visible signs are, bread and wine.

88. With the Lordís Supper is contrasted the Popish Mass. 1. It offers insult and blasphemy to Christ. 2. It buries the cross of Christ. 3. It obliterates his death. 4. It robs us of the benefits which we obtain in Christ. 5. It destroys the Sacraments in which the memorial of his death was left.

89. The Sacraments, falsely so called, are enumerated, which are, Confirmation, Penitence, Extreme Unction, Orders [which gave rise to the (seven) less and the (three) greater], and Marriage.

90. Next comes Civil government, which belongs to the external regulation of manners.

91. Under this head are considered Magistrates, Laws, and the People.

92. The Magistrate is Godís vicegerent, the father of his country, the guardian of the laws, the administrator of justice, the defender of the Church.

93. By these names he is excited to the performance of duty. 1. That he may walk in holiness before God, and before men may maintain uprightness, prudence, temperance, harmlessness, and righteousness. 2. That by wonderful consolation it may smooth the difficulties of his office.

94. The kinds of Magistracy or Civil Government are, Monarchy, Aristocracy, Democracy.

95. As to Laws, we must see what is their constitution in regard to God and to men: and what is their equity in regard to times, places, and nations.

96. The People owe to the Magistrate, 1. Reverence heartily rendered to him as Godís ambassador. 2. Obedience, or compliance with edicts, or paying taxes, or undertaking public offices and burdens. 3. That love which will lead us to pray to God for his prosperity.

97. We are enjoined to obey not only good magistrates, but all who possess authority, though they may exercise tyranny; for it was not without the authority of God that they were appointed to be princes.

98. When tyrants reign, let us first remember our faults, which are chastised by such scourges; and, therefore, humility will restrain our impatience. Besides, it is not in our power to remedy these evils, and all that remains for us is to implore the assistance of the Lord, in whose hand are the hearts of men and the revolutions of kingdoms.

99. In Two ways God restrains the fury of tyrants; either by raising up from among their own subjects open avengers, who rid the people of their tyranny, or by employing for that purpose the rage of men whose thoughts and contrivances are totally different, thus overturning one tyranny by means of another.

100. The obedience enjoined on subjects does not prevent the interference of any popular Magistrates whose office it is to restrain tyrants and to protect the liberty of the people. Our obedience to Magistrates ought to be such, that the obedience which we owe to the King of kings shall remain entire and unimpaired.

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20:24   21:13   21:17   22   22:1   22:8   22:9   22:11   22:29   23:1   23:4   23:7   23:12   23:13   24:9   24:18   24:18   25:17   25:18   25:21   25:40   29:36   30:30   31:2   31:13-17   32:4   32:26   32:32   33:19   33:19   33:20   34:6   34:7   34:7   34:29   40:34   Lev 4   18:5   18:5   18:5   18:5   19:1   19:2   19:12   19:16   19:18   19:18   19:30   19:31   20:9   20:27   26:3   26:4   26:11   26:12   26:20   26:23   26:24   26:26   26:36   Num 6:18   9:18   11:9   11:18   11:33   12:1   13:22   14:18   14:43   16:24   20:8   20:10   23:10   23:19   Deut 1:16   1:16   1:16   1:17   1:39   2:30   2:30   4:2   4:7   4:8   4:9   4:11   4:15   4:15   4:37   5:14   5:17   6:5   6:5   6:13   6:16   6:25   7:6   7:7   7:8   7:12   7:13   8:2   8:3   8:3   8:17   9:6   10:12   10:13   10:14   10:14   10:15   10:15   10:16   11:26   12:28-32   12:32   17:9   17:11   17:16-20   17:18   17:19   18:11   19:5   19:19   21:18   21:23   23:5   24:13   27:26   27:26   27:26   27:26   28:1   28:1   28:1   28:29   28:65   29:2   29:3   29:4   29:18   29:29   29:29   30:3   30:6   30:11   30:12   30:12   30:12   30:13   30:14   30:14   30:14   30:19   32   32:8   32:8   32:9   32:9   32:15   32:17   32:22   32:35   32:35   32:46   32:47   33:3   33:29   Josh 1:7   1:8   2:4   5:14   7:19   10:13   11:20   24:2   Judg 2:1   2:20   6:7   6:14   6:34   6:37   8:27   9:20   11:30   13:19   13:22   16:28   21:25   Ruth 3:13   1Sam 1:13   2:6   2:9   2:10   2:25   2:25   2:34   2:35   6:9   7:6   7:7   7:8   8:11   10:6   10:26   11:6   11:15   12:22   14:44   15   15:11   15:11   15:22   15:23   15:29   15:30   16:13   16:14   16:14   23:26   23:27   24:6   24:11   26:23   2Sam 5:8   7:14   7:27   7:28   10:12   11:4   11:15   12:12   12:13   12:13   12:14   12:18   16:10   17:7   17:14   17:14   22:20   22:21   24:1   24:10   1Kgs 1:21   2:5   8:23   8:27   8:46   8:46   8:46-50   8:58   11:23   11:31   11:34   11:39   12:10   12:10   12:15   12:15   12:20   12:28   15:4   18:10   18:17   18:18   18:42   19:8   19:13   19:14   19:18   21:28   21:29   22:6   22:11   22:20   22:22   22:22   2Kgs 1:12   5:17-19   5:31   6:17   6:17   8:19   10:10   16:10   16:17   17:24-34   19:4   19:35   20:2   20:3   20:9   20:11   20:15   22:1   22:3   22:4   22:8   22:20   23:16   2Chr 19:6   19:6   19:7   19:7   34:15   Ezra 8:21   Neh 1:4   1:5   1:6   1:7   9:14   Esth 4:16   Job 1:6   1:21   4:17-20   4:18   4:19   5:17   9:2   9:3   9:3   9:4   9:20   10:15   12:18   12:20   12:24   13:15   14:4   14:5   14:5   14:17   15:15   15:16   18:17   19:25-27   19:25-27   21:13   26:14   28:21   28:28   28:28   34:30   41:11   110   Ps 1   1:1   1:2   2:2-4   2:8   2:9   2:9   2:10   2:12   2:12   3   3:5   5:3   5:7   5:7   6:1   7:6   7:9   8:2   8:3   8:4   8:4   9:10   12:2   12:6   14:1   14:3   14:53   15:1   15:1   15:1   15:2   15:2   15:2   16   16:2   16:2   16:3   16:5   16:5   16:6   16:10   17:15   17:15   18:1   18:27   18:30   19   19   19   19:1   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42:13   43:10   43:11   43:25   43:25   44:3   44:3   44:6   44:6   44:16   45:7   45:7   45:23   45:23   45:23   45:23   45:25   45:25   48:10   48:16   49:15   49:23   51:6   52:1   52:7   53:1   53:1   53:4   53:4   53:5   53:5   53:5   53:5   53:5   53:5   53:5   53:6   53:6   53:6   53:6   53:7   53:8   53:8   53:10   53:11   53:12   53:12   54:4   54:7   54:13   54:13   55:1   55:1   55:1   55:1   55:2   55:2   55:3   55:4   56:7   56:10   56:11   57:15   58:5   58:6   58:7   58:13   58:14   59:1   59:1   59:2   59:15   59:16   59:17   59:21   59:21   60:1   60:2   60:6   60:7   60:19   61:1-3   61:3   63:10   63:16   63:16   64:5-9   64:6   65:1   65:1   65:16   65:24   66:1   66:2   66:2   66:22-24   66:23   66:24   Jer 1:6   1:9   1:10   1:10   1:25   2   2:13   2:13   2:28   3:1   3:1   3:2   3:12   4:1   4:1-4   4:4   4:4   4:9   4:9   5:3   5:3   5:7   6:13   7:4   7:5   7:5-7   7:6   7:13   7:14   7:22   7:22   7:23   7:27   9:23   9:24   9:24   9:24   10:2   10:8   10:11   10:23   10:24-25   11:7   11:7   11:8   11:11   12:16   14:7   15:1   17:5   17:9   17:9   17:16   18:8   18:18   18:18   21:12   22:1   22:3   23:5   23:6   23:6   23:6   23:16   23:28   24:7   25:29   27:5-8   27:21   27:22   27:27   29:7   31:11   31:18   31:18   31:18   31:18   31:31   31:31-34   31:32   31:33   31:33   31:34   31:35   31:36   32:16   32:18   32:23   32:39   32:40   33:8   42:2   42:9   50:20   62:5   Lam 3:8   3:38   4:20   Ezek 1:3   1:20   1:28   2:3   2:6   3:9   3:17   3:18   7:26   7:26   10:4   11:19   11:19   11:19   11:20   11:26   12:13   13:9   14:9   14:14   16:20   16:20   18:4   18:7   18:8   18:9   18:20   18:20   18:20   18:20   18:20   18:21   18:21   18:21   18:22   18:23   18:23   18:24   18:24   18:27   18:31   18:32   18:32   20:10   20:12   20:43   20:44   22:25   22:26   28:10   29:4   34:4   34:23   34:24   34:25   36:22   36:22   36:22   36:25   36:26   36:26   36:26   36:27   36:32   37:4   37:24-26   48:21   48:35   Dan 2:21   2:34   2:37   2:37   2:38   2:44   4:17   4:25   4:27   4:27   5:18   5:19   6:22   7:9   7:10   7:10   7:10   7:25   9   9:5   9:7   9:18   9:18-20   9:20   9:24   9:24   9:26   9:27   9:27   10:13   10:13   10:20   10:21   12:1   12:1   12:2   12:2   12:2   12:3   Hos 1:11   2:2   2:9   2:18   2:19   2:19   2:23   3:5   3:5   5:11   5:15   6:1   6:6   7:8   8:4   9:8   12:5   13:11   13:12   13:14   14:2   14:2   14:3   14:3   14:4   Joel 2:12   2:13   2:13   2:15   2:28   2:28   2:28   2:32   2:32   2:32   2:32   3:17   Amos 1:2   3:6   3:6   4:7   4:9   5:14   6:6   8:11   9:11   Obad 1:17   Jonah 2:10   3:4-10   3:5   3:5   Mic 2:13   3:6   5:2   5:13   7:9   7:19   Nah 1:3   Hab 1:12   2:3   2:4   2:4   2:4   2:18   2:20   2:20   3:2   Zeph 1:4   1:5   3:11   3:12   Hag 2:11-14   Zech 1:3   1:3   2:8   3:9   3:10   7:9   7:10   9:9   9:9   9:11   12:4   13:9   Mal 1:2   1:2   1:3   1:6   1:6   1:6   1:11   1:11   2:4   2:4-6   2:7   2:7   2:8   2:9   3:1   3:1   3:17   4   4:2   4:4   4:5   4:6   Sir 15:14-17   16:14   Bar 2:18   2:19   1Macc 1:57   1:58   12:43   2Macc 15:38   Matt 1:5   1:14   1:16   1:21   3:2   3:2   3:2   3:2   3:4   3:6   3:11   3:11   3:16   3:17   3:17   4:1   4:3   4:4   4:6   4:10   4:11   4:23   5:3   5:4   5:10   5:12   5:13   5:13   5:14   5:14   5:17   5:19   5:21   5:22   5:22   5:23   5:24   5:25   5:25   5:26   5:28   5:34   5:39   5:39   5:40   5:44   5:44   5:44   5:45   5:45   6   6:2   6:6   6:7   6:9   6:12   6:12   6:21   6:21   6:23   7:7   7:11   7:12   7:15   7:33   8:4   8:10   8:11   8:11   8:12   8:25   8:29   9:2   9:2   9:2   9:3   9:4   9:6   9:13   9:15   9:19   9:29   9:29   9:29   9:35   10:5   10:6   10:18   10:20   10:28   10:28   10:28   10:29   10:30   11:10   11:13   11:13   11:21   11:25   11:27   11:28   11:28   11:28   11:28   11:29   12:28   12:29   12:31   12:31   12:32   12:43   12:43   13   13:4   13:7   13:9   13:11   13:16   13:17   13:23   13:28   13:29   13:31   13:33   14   15   15:3   15:9   15:9   15:13   15:13   15:13   15:14   15:14   15:24   16   16:6   16:10   16:13   16:16   16:17   16:17   16:17   16:18   16:18   16:19   16:19   16:19   16:19   16:24   16:24   16:27   17:2   17:5   17:5   17:5   18:10   18:11   18:15   18:15   18:17   18:17   18:17   18:17   18:18   18:18   18:18   18:18   18:20   18:20   18:20   18:22   19:11   19:12   19:13   19:14   19:15   19:16   19:16   19:17   19:17   19:18   19:19   19:21   19:25   19:28   19:28   19:29   20:25   20:26   20:28   21   21:9   21:22   21:25   21:31   22:12   22:14   22:14   22:23   22:30   22:30   22:32   22:32   22:37   22:80   23:3   23:4   23:8-10   23:9   23:25   23:37   24:11   24:14   24:24   24:24   24:30   24:45   25:4   25:21   25:21   25:23   25:29   25:29   25:32   25:34   25:34   25:34   25:34   25:40   25:41   25:41   26:11   26:26   26:26   26:26   26:26   26:38   26:39   26:53   26:75   27:3   27:4   27:46   27:52   27:66   28:5   28:6   28:18   28:19   28:19   28:19   28:19   28:19   28:19   28:20   28:20   28:20   28:20   28:20   28:20   Mark 1:4   1:4   1:10   1:14   3:28   5:9   6:13   6:15   8:38   9:24   9:43   10:9   10:30   11:24   12:18   13:32   14:22   15:28   16:9   16:15   16:15   16:16   16:16   16:19   16:20   Luke 1:6   1:15   1:19   1:26   1:32   1:32   1:33   1:34   1:35   1:43   1:55   1:72   1:74   1:75   1:77   1:79   2:34   2:37   2:52   3:3   3:3   3:3   3:8   3:14   3:16   3:16   3:16   3:38   4:10   4:16   4:17   4:18   4:22   5:17   5:34   6:13   6:23   6:24   7:29   7:35   7:36   7:47   8:15   8:30   9:23   9:55   10:1   10:13   10:16   10:16   10:18   10:20   10:21   10:22   10:22   10:23   10:25   10:27   10:32   10:36   11:2   11:16   11:21   11:22   11:39-41   12:5   12:10   12:10   12:14   15:7   15:10   15:20   16:9   16:15   16:15   16:16   16:22   17:3   17:5   17:9   17:10   17:10   17:21   17:22   18:13   18:13   18:14   18:14   18:42   19:17   19:26   20:27   20:32   21:15   21:28   22:17   22:19   22:20   22:20   22:20   22:25   22:25   22:26   22:26   22:32   22:43   22:44   22:61   22:62   23:42   23:43   24:5   24:6   24:26   24:26   24:26   24:27   24:27   24:31   24:39   24:39   24:44   24:45   24:46   24:46   John 1:1   1:4   1:4   1:4   1:5   1:5   1:9   1:12   1:12   1:12   1:12   1:13   1:14   1:16   1:16   1:17   1:18   1:18   1:18   1:23   1:29   1:29   1:29   1:29   1:29   1:40   1:42   1:51   2:14   2:15   2:19   2:19   2:19   2:24   2:25   3:3   3:5   3:6   3:6   3:8   3:13   3:13   3:14   3:16   3:16   3:16   3:16   3:16   3:16   3:22   3:24   3:27   3:33   3:34   3:36   4:10   4:22   4:22   4:22   4:22   4:23   4:23   4:24   4:25   4:25   4:35   4:42   4:53   5   5:8   5:12   5:17   5:17   5:17   5:17   5:22   5:23   5:24   5:24   5:24   5:24   5:25   5:25   5:26   5:28   5:28   5:28   5:29   5:29   5:29   5:29   5:32   5:35   5:46   6:27   6:29   6:35   6:37   6:37   6:37-39   6:39   6:39   6:39   6:39   6:40   6:44   6:44   6:44   6:44   6:44   6:44   6:45   6:45   6:45   6:45   6:45   6:45   6:46   6:46   6:46   6:48   6:49   6:49   6:51   6:51   6:51   6:51   6:54   6:55   6:55   6:56   6:56   6:57   6:65   6:70   6:70   7:16   7:18   7:37   7:37   7:37   7:37   7:39   7:39   8:12   8:12   8:31   8:32   8:34   8:44   8:44   8:44   8:47   8:50   8:56   8:56   8:58   9:3   9:6   9:24   9:31   10:3   10:4   10:4   10:5   10:14   10:14   10:15   10:16   10:16   10:17   10:18   10:18   10:23   10:26   10:27   10:28   10:28   10:29   10:30   10:34   10:35   10:35   11:25   11:43   11:44   11:47   12:27   12:28   12:31   12:32   12:37   12:38   12:41   12:41   12:43   12:50   13:18   13:18   14:1   14:1   14:2   14:5   14:6   14:8   14:10   14:10   14:13   14:16   14:17   14:17   14:17   14:26   14:26   14:28   14:30   15:1   15:1   15:3   15:4   15:5   15:5   15:6   15:10   15:16   15:16   15:16   15:19   16:2   16:7   16:7   16:12   16:12   16:13   16:13   16:20   16:26   17:3   17:3   17:3   17:3   17:5   17:5   17:6   17:9   17:12   17:12   17:15   17:19   17:19   17:19   17:19   18:36   18:37   19:33   19:34   19:36   20   20:5   20:17   20:17   20:19   20:22   20:22   20:22   20:23   20:23   20:23   20:23   20:28   20:31   21:15   21:15   21:18   Acts 1   1:10   1:11   1:23   2:4   2:21   2:23   2:23   2:24   2:24   2:33   2:37   2:37   2:38   2:38   2:39   2:41   2:42   2:42   3:6   3:6   3:15   3:21   3:25   4:12   4:12   4:18   4:28   4:28   4:32   5:29   5:31   5:41   6:2   6:3   6:3   6:6   6:10   7:21   7:30   7:44   7:48   7:48   7:55   7:56   7:59   8:13-18   8:14   8:14-17   8:15   8:16   8:16   8:17   8:17   8:22   8:27   8:31   8:37   9:6-20   9:13   9:14   9:17   9:20   9:26   9:36   10:2   10:3   10:4   10:25   10:31   10:34   10:34   10:35   10:42   10:43   10:43   11:3   11:18   11:21   12:15   13:2   13:3   13:26   13:36   13:38   13:38   13:38   13:39   13:39   13:39   13:43   13:48   13:48   14:3   14:16   14:17   14:22   14:22   14:23   14:23   14:23   14:23   15:1-11   15:7   15:8   15:9   15:9   15:11   15:20   15:20   15:29   16:3   16:6   16:14   16:15   16:32   17:27   17:27   17:27   17:28   17:28   17:28   17:28   17:28   17:29   17:30   17:31   17:32   17:32   18:18   19:3   19:3-5   19:4   19:5   19:6   19:13   20:17   20:20   20:20   20:20   20:21   20:21   20:21   20:21   20:21   20:26   20:26   20:27   20:28   20:28   20:28   20:28   20:28   20:28   20:29   20:30   20:31   20:36   22   22:16   23:8   23:8   23:12   24   24:15   24:16   24:16   26:20   28   28:25   28:26   Rom 1:1-4   1:2   1:3   1:3   1:4   1:4   1:5   1:5   1:5   1:8   1:9   1:16   1:16   1:16   1:17   1:17   1:19   1:20   1:22   1:28   2:6   2:10   2:13   2:13   2:14   2:15   2:15   2:15   2:25-29   3   3:3   3:4   3:9   3:10-18   3:19   3:19   3:19   3:19   3:20   3:20   3:20   3:21   3:21   3:21   3:23   3:24   3:24   3:24   3:24   3:24   3:24   3:24   3:24   3:25   3:25   3:25   3:25   3:26   3:26   3:27   3:28   4:2   4:2   4:2   4:3   4:3   4:5   4:5   4:6   4:6   4:6   4:6-8   4:6-8   4:7   4:7   4:9-12   4:11   4:11   4:11   4:12   4:14   4:15   4:15   4:16   4:16   4:17   4:21   4:25   4:25   4:25   4:25   5:1   5:4   5:5   5:5   5:5   5:6   5:8   5:8   5:8   5:8-10   5:9   5:10   5:10   5:11   5:12   5:12   5:15   5:18   5:19   5:19   5:19   5:19   5:19   5:19   5:19-21   5:20   6:1   6:1-4   6:3   6:4   6:4   6:4   6:4   6:4   6:4   6:5   6:5   6:5   6:6   6:6   6:6   6:12   6:13   6:14   6:15   6:18   6:18   6:19-21   6:23   6:23   6:23   7   7:6   7:6   7:12   7:14   7:15   7:16-18   7:18   7:22   7:23   7:24   7:24   7:24   7:29   7:39   8   8:1   8:3   8:3   8:3   8:3   8:3   8:3   8:3   8:3   8:3   8:4   8:7   8:7   8:8   8:9   8:9   8:9-11   8:10   8:10   8:10   8:11   8:11   8:11   8:11   8:14   8:15   8:15   8:15   8:16   8:17   8:19   8:19   8:20   8:22   8:22   8:23   8:24   8:24   8:26   8:26   8:26   8:29   8:29   8:29   8:30   8:30   8:30   8:30   8:30   8:32   8:32   8:32   8:32   8:33   8:33   8:33   8:33   8:34   8:34   8:35   8:35   8:36   8:37   8:38   8:38   8:38   9:3   9:5   9:5   9:5   9:6   9:6   9:7   9:8   9:11   9:11   9:11-13   9:13   9:13   9:15   9:15   9:16   9:16   9:17   9:18   9:18   9:20   9:20   9:21   9:22   9:22   9:23   9:27   9:33   9:33   10:3   10:4   10:4   10:4   10:4   10:5   10:5-9   10:6   10:8   10:8   10:8   10:8   10:10   10:10   10:11   10:14   10:14   10:17   10:17   10:17   11:2   11:6   11:6   11:20   11:20   11:20   11:21   11:29   11:32   11:32   11:32   11:32   11:33   11:33   11:34   11:34   11:34   11:34   11:35   11:35   11:36   12:1   12:1   12:1   12:2   12:2   12:3   12:3   12:6   12:6   12:7   12:8   12:8   12:8   12:8   12:10   12:19   12:20   12:21   13:1   13:1   13:1   13:1   13:2   13:3   13:4   13:4   13:5   13:5   13:5   13:6   13:8   13:8   13:9   13:14   14:1   14:5   14:8   14:10   14:11   14:11   14:11   14:11   14:13   14:14   14:17   14:22   14:23   14:23   14:23   14:23   14:23   14:23   14:23   15:8   15:8   15:15   15:16   15:30   16:7   16:20   16:25   16:26   1Cor 1:9   1:12   1:13   1:13   1:13   1:18   1:20   1:21   1:23   1:26   1:29   1:30   1:30   1:30   1:30   1:30   1:30   1:30   2:2   2:2   2:2   2:2   2:2   2:2   2:4   2:4   2:5   2:5   2:8   2:8   2:8   2:9   2:10   2:11   2:12   2:12   2:13   2:14   2:14   2:16   3:2   3:3   3:5   3:7   3:7   3:8   3:9   3:9   3:11   3:11   3:12-15   3:16   3:16   3:16   3:19   3:21-23   4:1   4:1   4:4   4:4   4:5   4:7   4:7   4:7   4:15   4:16   5:4   5:4   5:5   5:5   5:6   5:7   5:8   5:11   5:11   5:12   5:12   5:13   6:6   6:9   6:9-11   6:10   6:11   6:11   6:11   6:13   6:13   6:14   6:15   6:15   6:15   6:15   6:17   6:19   7:5   7:7   7:9   7:12   7:13   7:19   7:21   7:23   7:23   7:29   7:30   7:31   7:31   7:34   8:4-9   8:5   8:6   8:6   8:6   8:6   8:9   9:2   9:5   9:15   9:20   9:20-22   10:2   10:3   10:3   10:4   10:4   10:4   10:4   10:4   10:4   10:4   10:5   10:12   10:12   10:12   10:12   10:13   10:15   10:16   10:16   10:16   10:16   10:23   10:24   10:28   10:28   10:29   10:29   10:31   11:5   11:7   11:7   11:21   11:23   11:23   11:25   11:26   11:27   11:28   11:28   11:29   11:29   11:31   11:32   11:32   12:3   12:6   12:6   12:10   12:11   12:11   12:11   12:12   12:13   12:13   12:25   12:28   12:28   12:28   12:30   13:2   13:2   13:3   13:4   13:4   13:5   13:9   13:10   13:12   13:12   13:13   14:15   14:15   14:16   14:17   14:29   14:30   14:30   14:40   14:40   14:40   14:40   15   15   15:6   15:10   15:10   15:12   15:12   15:13   15:13-17   15:17   15:19   15:19   15:22   15:22   15:22   15:23   15:24   15:24   15:24   15:27   15:28   15:28   15:28   15:28   15:28   15:36   15:39   15:41   15:42   15:45   15:45   15:46   15:47   15:47   15:47   15:47   15:50   15:51   15:51   15:53   15:53   15:54   16:2   16:7   2Cor 1:3   1:3   1:6   1:12   1:19   1:20   1:20   1:20   1:22   1:22   1:23   1:23   1:23   1:24   2:6   2:7   2:7   2:16   2:16   3:5   3:5   3:5   3:6   3:6   3:6   3:6   3:6   3:6   3:7   3:8   3:14   3:17   3:18   3:18   3:18   4:4   4:4   4:4   4:4   4:6   4:6   4:6   4:7   4:7   4:8   4:8   4:9   4:10   4:10   4:10   4:10   4:13   4:16   5:1   5:2   5:4   5:5   5:6   5:6   5:6   5:6   5:6   5:6   5:7   5:7   5:10   5:10   5:10   5:10   5:10   5:18   5:18   5:18   5:18-21   5:19   5:19   5:19   5:19   5:19   5:19-21   5:20   5:20   5:20   5:20   5:21   5:21   5:21   5:21   5:21   5:21   5:21   5:21   6:7   6:8   6:8   6:16   6:16   6:16   7:1   7:1   7:1   7:1   7:2   7:2   7:10   7:10   8:16   8:17   9:6   9:7   10:4   10:4   10:4-6   10:5   10:8   11:2   11:14   11:14   12:2   12:7   12:7   12:8   12:9   12:9   12:21   13:4   13:4   13:4   13:5   13:13   Gal 1:1   1:6   1:8   1:18   1:18   2:1   2:2   2:3   2:3-5   2:6   2:8   2:9   2:11   2:14   2:16   2:19   2:20   2:20   2:21   3:1   3:1   3:2   3:2   3:3   3:4   3:6   3:6   3:8   3:10   3:10   3:10   3:10   3:11   3:11   3:12   3:12   3:12   3:13   3:13   3:13   3:13   3:13   3:13   3:13   3:14   3:16   3:16   3:16   3:17   3:18   3:18   3:19   3:19   3:19   3:19   3:21   3:22   3:22   3:24   3:24   3:24   3:24   3:27   3:27   3:27   3:27   3:27   3:28   3:28   4:1   4:1   4:1   4:1   4:2   4:4   4:4   4:4   4:4   4:4   4:5   4:5   4:5   4:5   4:6   4:8   4:9   4:10   4:11   4:21   4:25   4:26   4:26   4:28   4:30   5:1   5:1   5:4   5:5   5:5   5:13   5:14   5:16   5:17   5:19   5:19   5:19   6:10   6:10   6:15   6:17   6:17   Eph 1:3   1:3   1:3-5   1:4   1:4   1:4   1:4   1:4   1:4   1:4   1:4-7   1:5   1:5   1:6   1:6   1:6   1:6   1:7   1:9   1:9   1:13   1:13   1:13   1:13   1:13   1:14   1:14   1:14   1:14   1:14   1:17   1:18   1:18   1:18   1:18   1:20   1:20   1:21   1:22   1:23   1:23   1:23   2   2:1-3   2:2   2:2   2:2   2:3   2:3   2:3   2:4   2:5   2:6   2:6   2:6   2:6   2:8   2:8   2:9   2:10   2:10   2:10   2:10   2:10   2:11   2:12   2:12   2:12   2:12   2:12   2:14   2:14   2:14   2:14   2:14   2:19   2:20   2:20   2:20   2:20   2:21   3:10   3:10   3:10   3:12   3:12   3:12   3:15   3:16   3:17   3:18   3:18   3:18   3:19   3:19   3:19   4:2   4:3   4:4   4:4   4:4-16   4:5   4:7   4:7   4:7   4:8   4:8   4:10   4:10   4:10   4:10-13   4:11   4:11   4:11   4:11   4:13   4:14   4:15   4:15   4:15   4:15   4:16   4:16   4:17   4:17   4:18   4:18   4:20   4:21   4:22   4:23   4:23   4:23   4:23   4:23   4:24   4:24   4:27   4:28   4:30   5   5   5   5:1   5:2   5:2   5:3   5:6   5:8   5:25   5:25-27   5:26   5:26   5:26   5:26   5:26   5:27   5:27   5:27   5:28   5:30   5:30   5:30   5:30-32   5:32   5:32   6   6   6:1   6:9   6:10   6:12   6:12   6:16   6:16-18   6:18   6:18   6:19   6:19   7   7   7   9   19   23   23   24   25   25   28   30   30:10   31   31   32   32   32   33   34   34   39   39   42   46   47   48   48   49   49   52   53   54   55   55   56   64   64   66   76   76   76   76   76   77   80   80   80   81   82   82   83   83   83   85   87   89   90   90   95   99   102   105   105   105   106   106   106   109   110   118   118   118   118   119   119   120   154   157   162   169   170   178   188   200   200   Phil 1:1   1:1   1:6   1:6   1:6   1:15   1:20   1:20-24   1:29   1:29   2:2   2:3   2:5   2:6   2:6   2:7   2:7   2:7   2:7   2:8   2:8   2:9   2:9   2:9   2:9-11   2:10   2:10   2:10   2:12   2:12   2:13   2:13   2:13   2:13   2:13   2:13   2:17   2:19-21   2:21   3:5   3:8   3:8   3:8   3:9   3:10   3:10   3:10   3:12   3:13   3:14   3:15   3:15   3:20   3:20   3:20   3:20   3:21   3:21   3:21   3:21   4:5   4:6   4:6   4:11   4:12   4:18   Col 1:2   1:3   1:4   1:5   1:5   1:9   1:10   1:12   1:13   1:14   1:14   1:14   1:14   1:15   1:15   1:15   1:15   1:15   1:16   1:16   1:16-18   1:17   1:18   1:19   1:20   1:20   1:20   1:21   1:21   1:22   1:24   1:24   1:26   1:26   1:26   2:2   2:3   2:3   2:3   2:3   2:3   2:10   2:11   2:12   2:12   2:13   2:14   2:14   2:14   2:14   2:15   2:16   2:16   2:17   2:17   2:17   2:17   2:19   2:20   2:20   2:21   2:23   2:23   3:1   3:1   3:1   3:2   3:2   3:3   3:3   3:4   3:5   3:6   3:10   3:10   3:11   3:14   3:14   3:14   3:16   3:19   3:24   3:25   4:3   4:17   1Thess 1:5   2:13   2:18   2:20   3:5   3:12   3:13   3:17   4:3   4:4   4:5   4:7   4:7   4:15   4:16   4:16   4:16   4:17   5:2   5:9   5:17   5:18   5:19   5:19   5:20   5:23   5:23   5:23   2Thess 1:2   1:6   1:6-7   1:6-8   1:7   1:9   1:10   1:11   2:3   2:3   2:4   2:4   2:4   2:4   2:8   2:9   2:9   2:11   2:11   2:11   2:12   2:13   2:13   2:14   3:6   3:10   3:14   3:15   1Tim 1:5   1:5   1:5   1:5   1:5   1:9   1:10   1:15   1:17   1:19   2:1   2:1   2:1   2:2   2:2   2:4   2:5   2:5   2:5   2:5   2:5   2:5   2:6   2:8   2:8   2:8   2:9   3:1   3:2   3:2   3:2   3:9   3:9   3:15   3:15   3:15   3:16   3:16   3:16   4:1   4:3   4:3   4:5   4:5   4:6   4:8   4:8   4:10   4:10   4:13   4:14   5   5:10   5:12   5:17   5:17   5:20   5:22   6:16   6:16   6:16   6:17-19   6:20   2Tim 1:1   1:6   1:9   1:9   1:9   1:9   1:10   1:10   1:10   1:12   1:12   1:14   1:18   2:10   2:11   2:13   2:15   2:19   2:19   2:19   2:20   2:21   2:25   2:25   2:26   2:26   3:16   4:1   4:8   4:8   4:10   4:16   4:17   4:18   Titus 1   1:1   1:1   1:5   1:5   1:5   1:7   1:7   1:9   1:9   1:13   1:15   1:15   1:15   2:11   2:11   2:11   2:11-14   2:12   2:13   3:1   3:4   3:4   3:5   3:5   3:5   3:5   3:5   3:5   3:5   3:9   Heb 1:1   1:1   1:1   1:1   1:2   1:2   1:2   1:2   1:3   1:3   1:3   1:4   1:6   1:6   1:10   1:10   1:10   1:14   2:4   2:7   2:9   2:11   2:11   2:14   2:14   2:14   2:14   2:15   2:15   2:16   2:16   2:17   2:17   3:13   3:14   4:14   4:15   4:15   4:15   4:15   4:15   4:16   4:16   5:1   5:4   5:4   5:4   5:4   5:5   5:5-10   5:6   5:7   5:8   6:6   6:10   6:13   6:13   6:16   6:16   7:4-6   7:11   7:12   7:22   7:23   7:24   7:25   9   9   9   9:1-14   9:11   9:11   9:12   9:12   9:13   9:14   9:14   9:14   9:15   9:15   9:16   9:19-23   9:22   9:22   9:24   9:25   9:26   9:26   9:27   9:27   9:28   10:1   10:1   10:2   10:2   10:5   10:14   10:19   10:20   10:29   10:36   11   11:1   11:1   11:1   11:2   11:3   11:3   11:3   11:6   11:6   11:6   11:7   11:9   11:10   11:13   11:17   11:25   11:26   12:5   12:8   12:9   12:18-22   12:23   13:4   13:4   13:8   13:15   13:15   13:15   13:16   13:16   13:16   13:17   13:17   Jas 1:2   1:5   1:13   1:14   1:15   1:17   1:17   1:21   2:5   2:10   2:10   2:11   2:14   2:14   2:19   2:21   2:24   4:3   4:6   4:8   4:11   4:12   4:14   5:12   5:12   5:13   5:14   5:15   5:16   5:16   5:16   5:17   5:18   1Pet 1:2   1:2   1:2   1:3   1:5   1:5   1:9   1:11   1:12   1:12   1:15   1:16   1:18   1:18   1:19   1:19   1:19   1:19   1:20   1:20   1:21   1:21   1:21   1:21   1:22   1:23   1:23   1:23   2:5   2:9   2:9   2:9   2:13   2:17   2:17   2:18   2:24   2:24   2:24   2:24   2:24   2:25   2:25   3:18   3:19   3:21   3:21   3:21   3:21   3:21   3:21   4:3   4:3   4:8   4:8   4:11   4:11   4:14   4:17   5:1   5:2   5:2   5:3   5:5   5:6   5:7   5:8   5:8   5:9   2Pet 1:4   1:4   1:4   1:5   1:13   1:14   1:14   1:14   1:19   2:1   2:4   2:4   3:4   3:8   3:9   3:16   11:9   1John 1:1   1:7   1:7   1:7   1:9   1:9   1:10   2:1   2:1   2:1   2:2   2:2   2:12   2:12   2:18   2:19   2:19   2:19   2:20   2:20   2:23   2:27   2:27   3:1   3:2   3:2   3:2   3:2   3:2   3:3   3:3   3:8   3:8   3:8   3:9   3:9   3:15   3:16   3:20   3:22   3:24   3:24   3:24   4:1   4:3   4:10   4:10   4:10   4:18   5:4   5:4   5:10   5:12   5:12   5:14   5:15   5:18   5:19   5:21   Jude 1:9   Rev 1:5   1:6   1:6   5:13   7:14   7:17   14:13   19:10   19:10   20:2-7   20:4   20:12   21:27   22:18  

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Title Page
Prefaces
PREFACE TO THE ELECTRONIC EDITION.
INTRODUCTION
THE PRINTERS TO THE READERS.
THE ORIGINAL TRANSLATOR’S PREFACE.
PREFATORY ADDRESS TO HIS MOST CHRISTIAN MAJESTY, THE MOST MIGHTY AND ILLUSTRIOUS MONARCH, FRANCIS, KING OF THE FRENCH, HIS SOVEREIGN
THE EPISTLE TO THE READER
SUBJECT OF THE PRESENT WORK
EPISTLE TO THE READER.
METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT,OR SUBJECT OF THE WHOLE WORK.
GENERAL INDEX OF CHAPTERS.
INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION
BOOK FIRST. - OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD THE CREATOR
ARGUMENT.
CHAPTER 1. - THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD AND OF OURSELVES MUTUALLY CONNECTED. —NATURE OF THE CONNECTION.
CHAPTER 2. - WHAT IT IS TO KNOW GOD,—TENDENCY OF THIS KNOWLEDGE.
CHAPTER 3. - THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD NATURALLY IMPLANTED IN THE HUMAN MIND.
CHAPTER 4. - THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD STIFLED OR CORRUPTED, IGNORANTLY OR MALICIOUSLY.
CHAPTER 5. - THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD CONSPICUOUS IN THE CREATION, AND CONTINUAL GOVERNMENT OF THE WORLD.
CHAPTER 6. - THE NEED OF SCRIPTURE, AS A GUIDE AND TEACHER, IN COMING TO GOD AS A CREATOR
CHAPTER 7. - THE TESTIMONY OF THE SPIRIT NECESSARY TO GIVE FULL AUTHORITY TO SCRIPTURE. THE IMPIETY OF PRETENDING THAT THE CREDIBILITY OF SCRIPTURE DEPENDS ON THE JUDGMENT OF THE CHURCH.
CHAPTER 8. - THE CREDIBILITY OF SCRIPTURE SUFFICIENTLY PROVED IN SO FAR AS NATURAL REASON ADMITS.
CHAPTER 9. - ALL THE PRINCIPLES OF PIETY SUBVERTED BY FANATICS, WHO SUBSTITUTE REVELATIONS FOR SCRIPTURE.
CHAPTER 10. - IN SCRIPTURE, THE TRUE GOD OPPOSED, EXCLUSIVELY, TO ALL THE GODS OF THE HEATHEN.
CHAPTER 11. - IMPIETY OF ATTRIBUTING A VISIBLE FORM TO GOD.—THE SETTING UP OF IDOLS A DEFECTION FROM THE TRUE GOD.
CHAPTER 12. - GOD DISTINGUISHED FROM IDOLS, THAT HE MAY BE THE EXCLUSIVE OBJECT OF WORSHIP.
CHAPTER 13. - THE UNITY OF THE DIVINE ESSENCE IN THREE PERSONS TAUGHT, IN SCRIPTURE, FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.
CHAPTER 14. - IN THE CREATION OF THE WORLD, AND ALL THINGS IN IT, THE TRUE GOD DISTINGUISHED BY CERTAIN MARKS FROM FICTITIOUS GODS.
CHAPTER 15. - STATE IN WHICH MAN WAS CREATED. THE FACULTIES OF THE SOUL—THE IMAGE OF GOD—FREE WILL—ORIGINAL RIGHTEOUSNESS
CHAPTER 16. - THE WORLD, CREATED BY GOD, STILL CHERISHED AND PROTECTED BY HIM. EACH AND ALL OF ITS PARTS GOVERNED BY HIS PROVIDENCE.
CHAPTER 17. - USE TO BE MADE OF THE DOCTRINE OF PROVIDENCE.
CHAPTER 18. - THE INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE WICKED EMPLOYED BY GOD, WHILE HE CONTINUES FREE FROM EVERY TAINT
BOOK SECOND. - OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD THE REDEEMER, IN CHRIST, AS FIRST MANIFESTED TO THE FATHERS, UNDER THE LAW, AND THEREAFTER TO US UNDER THE GOSPEL.
ARGUMENT.
CHAPTER 1. - THROUGH THE FALL AND REVOLT OF ADAM, THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE MADE ACCURSED AND DEGENERATE. OF ORIGINAL SIN.
CHAPTER 2. - MAN NOW DEPRIVED OF FREEDOM OF WILL, AND MISERABLY ENSLAVED.
CHAPTER 3. - EVERY THING PROCEEDING FROM THE CORRUPT NATURE OF MAN DAMNABLE.
CHAPTER 4. - HOW GOD WORKS IN THE HEARTS OF MEN.
CHAPTER 5. - THE ARGUMENTS USUALLY ALLEGED IN SUPPORT OF FREE WILL REFUTED.
CHAPTER 6. - REDEMPTION FOR MAN LOST TO BE SOUGHT IN CHRIST.
CHAPTER 7. - THE LAW GIVEN, NOT TO RETAIN A PEOPLE FOR ITSELF, BUT TO KEEP ALIVE THE HOPE OF SALVATION IN CHRIST UNTIL HIS ADVENT.
CHAPTER 8. - EXPOSITION OF THE MORAL LAW.
CHAPTER 9. - CHRIST, THOUGH KNOWN TO THE JEWS UNDER THE LAW, YET ONLY MANIFESTED UNDER THE GOSPEL.
CHAPTER 10. - THE RESEMBLANCE BETWEEN THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW.
CHAPTER 11. - THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO TESTAMENTS.
CHAPTER 12. - CHRIST, TO PERFORM THE OFFICE OF MEDIATOR, BEHOVED TO BECOME MAN.
CHAPTER 13. - CHRIST CLOTHED WITH THE TRUE SUBSTANCE OF HUMAN NATURE.
CHAPTER 14. - HOW TWO NATURES CONSTITUTE THE PERSON OF THE MEDIATOR.
CHAPTER 15. - THREE THINGS BRIEFLY TO BE REGARDED IN CHRIST—VIZ. HIS OFFICES OF PROPHET, KING, AND PRIEST.
CHAPTER 16. - HOW CHRIST PERFORMED THE OFFICE OF REDEEMER IN PROCURING OUR SALVATION. THE DEATH, RESURRECTION, AND ASCENSION OF CHRIST.
CHAPTER 17. - CHRIST RIGHTLY AND PROPERLY SAID TO HAVE MERITED GRACE AND SALVATION FOR US.
BOOK THIRD. - THE MODE OF OBTAINING THE GRACE OF CHRIST. THE BENEFITS IT CONFERS, AND THE EFFECTS RESULTING FROM IT.
ARGUMENT.
CHAPTER 1. - THE BENEFITS OF CHRIST MADE AVAILABLE TO US BY THE SECRET OPERATION OF THE SPIRIT.
CHAPTER 2. - OF FAITH. THE DEFINITION OF IT. ITS PECULIAR PROPERTIES.
CHAPTER 3. - REGENERATION BY FAITH. OF REPENTANCE.
CHAPTER 4. - PENITENCE, AS EXPLAINED IN THE SOPHISTICAL JARGON OF THE SCHOOLMEN, WIDELY DIFFERENT FROM THE PURITY REQUIRED BY THE GOSPEL. OF CONFESSION AND SATISFACTION.
CHAPTER 5. - OF THE MODES OF SUPPLEMENTING SATISFACTION—VIZ. INDULGENCES AND PURGATORY.
CHAPTER 6. - THE LIFE OF A CHRISTIAN MAN. SCRIPTURAL ARGUMENTS EXHORTING TO IT.
CHAPTER 7. - A SUMMARY OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE. OF SELF-DENIAL.
CHAPTER 8. - OF BEARING THE CROSS—ONE BRANCH OF SELF-DENIAL.
CHAPTER 9. - OF MEDITATING ON THE FUTURE LIFE.
CHAPTER 10. - HOW TO USE THE PRESENT LIFE, AND THE COMFORTS OF IT.
CHAPTER 11. - OF JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH. BOTH THE NAME AND THE REALITY DEFINED.
CHAPTER 12. - NECESSITY OF CONTEMPLATING THE JUDGMENT-SEAT OF GOD, IN ORDER TO BE SERIOUSLY CONVINCED OF THE DOCTRINE OF GRATUITOUS JUSTIFICATION.
CHAPTER 13. - TWO THINGS TO BE OBSERVED IN GRATUITOUS JUSTIFICATION.
CHAPTER 14. - THE BEGINNING OF JUSTIFICATION. IN WHAT SENSE PROGRESSIVE.
CHAPTER 15. - THE BOASTED MERIT OF WORKS SUBVERSIVE BOTH OF THE GLORY OF GOD, IN BESTOWING RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND OF THE CERTAINTY OF SALVATION.
CHAPTER 16. - REFUTATION OF THE CALUMNIES BY WHICH IT IS ATTEMPTED TO THROW ODIUM ON THIS DOCTRINE.
CHAPTER 17. - THE PROMISES OF THE LAW AND THE GOSPEL RECONCILED.
CHAPTER 18. - THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF WORKS IMPROPERLY INFERRED FROM REWARDS.
CHAPTER 19. - OF CHRISTIAN LIBERTY.
CHAPTER 20. - OF PRAYER—A PERPETUAL EXERCISE OF FAITH. THE DAILY BENEFITS DERIVED FROM IT.
CHAPTER 21. - OF THE ETERNAL ELECTION, BY WHICH GOD HAS PREDESTINATED SOME TO SALVATION, AND OTHERS TO DESTRUCTION.
CHAPTER 22. - THIS DOCTRINE CONFIRMED BY PROOFS FROM SCRIPTURE.
CHAPTER 23. - REFUTATION OF THE CALUMNIES BY WHICH THIS DOCTRINE IS ALWAYS UNJUSTLY ASSAILED.
CHAPTER 24. - ELECTION CONFIRMED BY THE CALLING OF GOD. THE REPROBATE BRING UPON THEMSELVES THE RIGHTEOUS DESTRUCTION TO WHICH THEY ARE DOOMED.
CHAPTER 25. - OF THE LAST RESURRECTION.
BOOK FOURTH. - OF THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH
ARGUMENT.
CHAPTER 1. - OF THE TRUE CHURCH. DUTY OF CULTIVATING UNITY WITH HER, AS THE MOTHER OF ALL THE GODLY.
CHAPTER 2. - COMPARISON BETWEEN THE FALSE CHURCH AND THE TRUE.
CHAPTER 3. - OF THE TEACHERS AND MINISTERS OF THE CHURCH. THEIR ELECTION AND OFFICE.
CHAPTER 4. - OF THE STATE OF THE PRIMITIVE CHURCH, AND THE MODE OF GOVERNMENT IN USE BEFORE THE PAPACY.
CHAPTER 5. - THE ANCIENT FORM OF GOVERNMENT UTTERLY CORRUPTED BY THE TYRANNY OF THE PAPACY.
CHAPTER 6. - OF THE PRIMACY OF THE ROMISH SEE.
CHAPTER 7. - OF THE BEGINNING AND RISE OF THE ROMISH PAPACY, TILL IT ATTAINED A HEIGHT BY WHICH THE LIBERTY OF THE CHURCH WAS DESTROYED, AND ALL TRUE RULE OVERTHROWN.
CHAPTER 8. - OF THE POWER OF THE CHURCH IN ARTICLES OF FAITH. THE UNBRIDLED LICENCE OF THE PAPAL CHURCH IN DESTROYING PURITY OF DOCTRINE.
CHAPTER 9. - OF COUNCILS AND THEIR AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 10. - OF THE POWER OF MAKING LAWS. THE CRUELTY OF THE POPE AND HIS ADHERENTS, IN THIS RESPECT, IN TYRANNICALLY OPPRESSING AND DESTROYING SOULS.
CHAPTER 11. - OF THE JURISDICTION OF THE CHURCH, AND THE ABUSES OF IT, AS EXEMPLIFIED IN THE PAPACY.
CHAPTER 12. - OF THE DISCIPLINE OF THE CHURCH, AND ITS PRINCIPAL USE IN CENSURES AND EXCOMMUNICATION.
CHAPTER 13. - OF VOWS. THE MISERABLE ENTANGLEMENTS CAUSED BY VOWING RASHLY.
CHAPTER 14. - OF THE SACRAMENTS.
CHAPTER 15. - OF BAPTISM.
CHAPTER 16. - PÆDOBAPTISM. ITS ACCORDANCE WITH THE INSTITUTION OF CHRIST, AND THE NATURE OF THE SIGN.
CHAPTER 17. - OF THE LORD’S SUPPER, AND THE BENEFITS CONFERRED BY IT
CHAPTER 18 - OF THE POPISH MASS. HOW IT NOT ONLY PROFANES, BUT ANNIHILATES THE LORD’S SUPPER.
CHAPTER 19. - OF THE FIVE SACRAMENTS, FALSELY SO CALLED. THEIR SPURIOUSNESS PROVED, AND THEIR TRUE CHARACTER EXPLAINED.
CHAPTER 20. - OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT.
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