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“ life and immortality" are brought to light, and which only can be lastingly useful, by making wise unto salvation, through faith in that Saviour they so clearly reveal. To lead the mind of inquiring man to those invaluable letters, much has been done, and much still is doing.

Notwithstanding, however, all that has been done, much yet remains to be accomplished. The Scriptures can never be made too easy to be understood. This sacred,—this infallible source of information, will never be exhausted, nor will ever its important contents be too attractive.

Among a number of common-place books to the Bible, and Scripture references, well adapted to answer this design, to which the Author of these “SCRIPTURE BALANCES” has paid attention, he has not observed any in which the Promises and Threatenings, applicable to opposite characters and practices, have been collated and opposed, in such a way, as at once to present the re der with a view of the awful dissimilarity of conduct, experience, and prospect, which exists betwixt those who serve God, and those who serve him not.

In the present volume, an attempt has been made to supply this obvious want, and not to set aside those very excellent works of a similar kind, in some respects, by LOCK, STRUTT, CLARK, CHALMERS, and others.

That it may be instrumental in making some "mighty in the Scriptures,” and of leading many to an enjoyment of the salvation they reveal, is the sincere wish and ardent prayer of

THE AUTHOR.

BUKSLEM, JUNE 15th, 1829.

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Consideration. Inconsideration

75

Promises to those who turn to God.—Threatenings against

those who continue in Sin

76

Repentance.--Impenitence

79

Confession of Sin.-Hiding of Sin

82

Mourning for Sin.-Threatenings and Reproofs for not

mourning

83

Promises to the broken and contrite Heart.-Threaten-

ings against the hardened in Wickedness

85

Promises to those who seek God.—Threatenings against

those who do not seek him aright

86

Faith.-Unbelief

88

Means of Faith.-Causes of Unbelief

89

Faith exercised in God.-Consequences of Unbelief to-

wards God

90

Promises to those who exercise Faith in Christ.-Threat-

enings against Unbelievers

92

Justification.-Condemnation -

94

Pardon and Reconciliation promised and imparted.-

Guilt retained, and Wrath threatened and experienced

96

Adoption.—Rejection

98

Sanctification. - Impurity

100

Knowledge of God. - Ignorance of God

104

The Spirit's Influences promised and received.—The Spi-

rit's Influences sinned against and withheld

106

Promises to the Humble; and Humility displayed.

Threatenings against Pride, and Arrogancy manifested 110

Promises of an Increase of Grace.—Threatenings of hard-

ness of Heart, and final Impenitence

115

God's Presence promised to be with his People.—Threat-

enings of withdrawment, and being far from the

Wicked

117

Promises that God will never forsake his people.-Threat-

enings that God will forsake the Wicked

119

Promises that God will not utterly reject, or utterly cast

off his People.—Denunciations of God's Anger in re-

jecting and casting off the Wicked

121

Direction and Instruction promised.-Confusion and

Error threatened

123

Promises to those who are obedient to God's Word.

Threatenings against the Disobedient and Rebellious 124

Promises of Ability for Obedience.-Threatenings of

Power to obey God, being judicially withheld

128

Promises of Comfort and Joy to the Pious.-Threatenings

of Misery and Sorrow to the Wicked

130

Promises to those who fear God.-Threatenings against

those who fear not God

133

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Promises to those who draw near to, and wait for, or

upon God.— Threatenings against those who draw not

near, or backslide from God

136

Promises to those who love God.—Threatenings against

those who do not love God

139

Promises to those who love Christ.-Threatenings against

those who hate Christ

140

Promises to those who put their Trust in God.—Threat-

enings against, and Judgments inflicted upon, those

who do not put their Trust in God

141

Promises of a Covenant being made by God, and of Bles-

sings connected.-Threatenings against those who

break the Covenant

145

Help from God promised. Opposition from God threat-

ened

149

'Promises to those who unwaveringly confess Christ.

Threatenings against those who deny Christ

150

Promises of Liberty in Christ.— Threatenings of Bondage

to Satan

151

Promises to those who persevere in the Faith.—Threat-

enings against such as turn aside, or draw back 152

Grace to persevere promised to those who seek it.-

Threatenings of ultimate Condemnation against the

Disobedient and the finally Impenitent

154

The Hope of the Righteous. The Hope of the Wicked 156

Promises to those who wait for Christ's second coming ;

and Blessings consequent upon his appearing: -

Threatenings against those who look not, and are not

prepared, for Christ's second coming

157

An Increase of Knowledge and Understanding in the

Things of God, promised or imparted.--Threatenings

of Ignorance, or want of Understanding, in divine

Things

160

Promises of Support and Triumph in Death, to the Righ-

teous.—Threatenings of Desertion and Distress at

the Hour of Death, against the Wicked

165

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