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"ly valuing of it, as we should; not sufficientMlý admiring thac miracle of Divine bounty, " wherein the love of God was so wonderfully “manitested cowards us, in sending his only
begotten sonne into the world, that we might "live through him. ĆIV. Making light of Christ, and undervae “luing the great love of our blessed Redeemer, “creading under foot the Merits of the Sonne of
God, and prophaning the blood of the Cove
nant, and thereby labouring to render Christs "passion of none effect; not counting all things “losse and dung in comparison of the excellency
of the knowledge of Christ Jesus our Lord's "not counting him all in all, not rejoycing, and
glorying in him, and him crucified, by whom is alone we receive atonement; not esteeming his favour and loving kindnesse better chan life it self.
V. Not living by Faich in all estates and conditions, not embracing the promises of che Gospel, wich so much readineffe, and ad. hering to them with so much stedfastnessc, as che excellency and certainty of them does re; quire; not improving nor applying this rich
freasure of Gospel-promises, onco the various
occasions of this temporal life ; not looking " upon them as our Heritage, and esteeming ci chem the joy of our hearts. “VI. Being ape to rely on our own righteous
“nefle, our own services or Graces; and there
by endeavouring (as much as in us lies ) $ deprive Christ of his Saviourship,
“VII. Not owning Christ in all his offices s not being willing to accept of him, as we. os for our Lord as our Saviour ; for our Prophe os to guide us, as well as for our Priest to make “ aconement for os ; not being willing to be o I bedient to his Lawes and Precepcs; co be fa sanctified by his Grace and holy Spirit, as ! well as to be saved by his merits ; & chis heart sof unbelief does prove many times a root of is apostały , anạ departure from the living $c God.
The second fon against the Gospel is Impexitency. which hath several degrees also. "1. When "notwithstanding God hath in some measure - discovered to us our uniserable, and loft con6 dicion by reason of the Covenant of works “(which admicced of no repentance ) we have
not yet humbled our felves in any proportica se to the mulcicude and greatncfle of our fins, « chough the Gospel and Covenant of Grace “call us to it, and require it of us, as chat wichŞout which we are not to expect pardon.
* II. Not being inquisitive atrer our fins, of nor endeavouring to examine and find out ox ço parcicular failiogs, but rather cohide and es f'çuse them. III, Not being humbled and grieved for
Sechem, considering the great injustice, folly, keunkindneffe we have expressed by them.
"IV. Nor refolving and striving against schem, nor improving advantages for the a. “ voiding and subduing of them.
ŠV. Refusing to repent, though God o pouchsafe time and means ; hardning the “ heart by a custome and delight in sin, being
prone to maintain, justific, or excenuare
And thus much of the fins against the Law and againft the Gospel. Upon chele Heads not on
fick persons, but such as are in health also should examine themselves, when they intend more folemnly to bumble cheir soules before the Lord. And they may have further helps berein from Dr, Wilkins's discourse concerning the gift of prayer,
When fick perfons therefore have adganced thus far, let them then in the next place ask themselves,
Thirdly, Whecher they do indeed rightly anderstand and firmly believe the history of the Gófpel ? "who Christ was? what manner of perfon? what were his offices what he did and suffered? for wbat ends and purposes he came into the world. Whether they understand that he came, not only to save and deliver from Hell, and everlasting punishment, buc also to destroy fin, undo the works
which confifts in knowledge, righteousnelle, and
Directions to the Sick Caps Chap-19
. Direātions to the Sick
561 of the Devil, to crucise and subdue gerbti na tem of his holy Spirit to merlike the old
) light, to illuminate our mind, to give repental with its effections, and Ints, to fight with, and to to work Faith, to make us alive togol, 100 Mbowe pride, ieartbly-mindedneß, femfuality, selfble us to ferve him in righteon nef and beliei love malice, envy, and other vile affections ; their hearts have been affected with the man, and have a new mature wrought in them, back co him again: And let ebem cooliderber but of grace? Whether they have put on the new to recover Gods interest in us, and to bring to that they are not under the dominion of fin, things.
Fourthly, Whether they have, anlad true holines? Whoever is in Christ is a new area. apd glorious benefics? namely, to bruta Rom.8.9. They that are after the firsh do mind the selves to Christ, to receive from him chukua whoever has not the Spirit of Christ is none of his they have in truth and fancerity apets fare, old things are past away, 2 Cor.5.17, And have a jupply of all Grace from him, and this the things of the Spirit, V.5. To be carnally imres fanétified? Whether they have for minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life him as co a Phylatian, to heal their coales, and peace, V.6. Let them consider therefore have accepted him as their Prophet to guide ting Grace upon their hearts: ? Wherber the Spirit of Is their Lord and King co govern chem, ar Chriftiawell in them? Whether bis Law be written
make atonement for der in their hearts? Whether his Glory be their end? as their Priest.co in kim graundlefely and presumptuowly (3 rap fireng so they done for native and paffive duties? Whether they do not believe in him and rain wohenber indeed they are dive unto God.? what hearts in fincere obedience to him, deliriaze in his males and Worthip? Whether they obey him Hell and wrath to come, without yielding up to pray ferul M18y.? delight in communion with God,
whother ever they found a powerful work of
rid them of their diffempers? Where do
fincerely, and walk hambly before kim? whether they bear afflictions patiently
, fuffer reproaches joy. fully?
feignedly to be guided and governed by hs.com Spirit, and to be fanctified by his Grall,
Fifthly, Whether chey have receiud porn
and strength from Christ by the effectuall our Sixtbly. Whether they have for any conside
cuja and kension of his holy Spirit to marrifie the old man,
minnwith its baffections, and.Infts, to fight with, and.to te we disfubdue pride, iearshly: mindedness, fenfuality, selfchembulowej malice, semary, and other vile affe&tions a
nu So that they are not under ibe Dominion of fan, lerreybut of grace? Whether they have put on the new om seu mare, and have a new mature wrought in them ,
which confifts in knowledge, righteousnefle, and ey den
, prane balance. Whoever is in Christ is a new or car acering 9
sure, old things are past away, -2 Cor.5.17. And enth whoever has xot the spirit of Christ is none of his.
Rom.8.9. They that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh, but they that are after the Spirit, the things of the Spirit, V.5. To be carnally mindedos.death, but to be spiritwally minded is löfs
and peace, V.6. Lec chem consider therefore shother ever they foundia powerful work of Grade xapon their hearts?? whether the Spirit of Chriftidwell in the mai? whether his Law be written in their kearts? wherber his Glory: be their end?
wobeiber indeed they are alive unto. God? what Strength they have for active and paljive
, duties:3 whether the Word berbeir delighi 2 whether they proyFerguently? delight in communion with God, in his waies and Warfhip? whether they obey him Vincerely, and walk bambly before bim? whether shey bear affli&tions patienily, suffer reproaches joy. Fuly ? Sixthly. Whether they have for any conside,