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RECOMMENDATIONS.

THE character and writings of Dr. BELLAMY, have been deservedly held in high estimation by the Churches in NewEngland, and by many friends of Evangelical truth in other parts of the Christian world. His ability to illustrate the truths of the Gospel, and to trace them through all their connexions and dependencies, and to impress them on the conscience and heart, has been possessed by few.

We consider him as one of the most distinguished and useful writers of the last age. And while men are found eager rather to obtain elevated views of the Gospel and Kingdom of Christ, and the feeling of enlightened and sublime devotion, than to gratify a mere literary taste, the writings of Dr. Bellamy will never be neglected. They appear to us eminently calculated to promote the knowledge of God in the world, and to make men wise, good, and happy.

JOHN RODGERS, D.D. New-York.

SAMUEL MILLER, D.D. do.
BENJAMIN TRUMBULL, D. D. North-Haven.
JEDEDIAH MORSE, D. D. Charlestown.
AZEL BACKUS, D. D. Bethlehem.
JAMES P. WILSON, D. D. Philadelphia.
EDWARD D. GRIFFEN, D.D. Professor of Pulpit Eloquenee in Andover

College.
MOSES STUART, Professor of Biblical Literature in do.
LEONARD WOODS, Professor of Theology, in do.

Rev. ASAHEL HOOKER, late Pastor of the Church in Goshen, (Conn.)
Rev. JAMES RICHARDS, Pastor of the Church in Newark, (N.J.)

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“I have read Dr. BELLAMY's writings with great attention, profit, and pleasure; and do hereby with great satisfaction, most cheerfully recommend them to the public in general, and to Christians of every denomination in particular, as calculated to detect error and delusion, to exhibit and enforce the pure and distinguishing doctrines of the Gospel—to direct inquiring souls

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—to comfort, establish, and edify experienced Christians in the truth—and to promote practical piety and godliness.

JED EDIAH CHAPMAN,
Minister of the Gospel at Geneva, State of New-York-

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Extract from a review of Dr. BELLAMy’s “True Religion De

lineated,” in the London Evangelical Magazine.

“The value of Dr. Bellamy's writings is already well known to the religious world: but we are obliged to the Rev. ANPREw FULLER for his history and recommendation of this work: which, we hope, will introduce it to those persons who are yet unacquainted with it. The Author’s leading object is, to discriminate between the Law and the Gospel : and to define and illustrate the duties which they respectively require. We hope that the circulation of this volume will be as extensive as its contents are interesting and important; and that stud ENTs of Divinity esfiecially, will avail themselves of the information. which it contains.”

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Mr. Benedict's Sermon delivered at the Funeral of Mr. Bellamy, - 9.
Appendix to do. - - - - - - - 31

TRUE RELIGION DELINEATED, AND DISTINGUISHED FROM
ALL COUNTERFEITS-IN TWO DISCOURSES.

grospel. - - - - - - - - 53

The law requires us to love God with all our hearts, and our neighbour as

ourselves. - - - - - - - 54

Love to God implies right apprehensions of him, and a sense of his amia-

bdeness. - - - - - - - - 55

That we esteem him, so as to exult in his supremacy. - - 59

So value his honour and interest, as to be devoted to him, - - 61

So delight in him, as to live upon him as the portion of our souls. - 63

Love to God takes its rise, originally from a sense of his infinite glory and

amiableness. - - - - - - - 65

His infinite glory results from all his perfections. - - - 67

All his perfections are manifested in his works. - - - 69

And in his word. - - - - - - - 92

A sense of his glory is imparted to the soul by time immediate influence of the

Holy Spirit. - - - - - - - 95

The infinite glory and amiableness of God lays us under such an obligation

to love God, as is binding, antecedently to any selfish consideration. 97.

Infinitely, - - - - - - - - 99

JEternally, - - - - - - - 107

And unchangeably. - - - - - - 108

And from hence all our other obligations to love and worship him as Gop,

originally derive their binding nature. - - - - 127

- A short view of our additional obligations to love God. - - 131

How they influence a true Saint. - - - - - 135

True love distinguished from all counterfeits. - - - 139

The law requires us to love God with all our hearts. - - 143

Making no allowances because of our disinclination. - - 144

But since it requires no more than all the heart, it is just and equal. - 147

It being upon a level with our natural capacities. - - - 148

And our inability to perfect holiness arises only from our badness. - 149

Which badness we are voluntary in. - - - - 153

There is no reason why the law should be abated. - - - 158

We are wholly to blame for not perfectly conforming to it. - - 159

might. - - - - , - - - - 230

Therefore they must be such as we cannot resist, or we shall never be re-
covered. - - - - - - - -
Which effectual grace is dispensed according to God’s sovereign good plea-
sure, and flows from his self-moving goodness. - -
And it is natural to suppose, that he who in such wise begins this work, will

237

carry it on, and so all true Saints persevere to the end. - - 242

That they must expect spiritual conflicts from remaining corruption. - 244

Yet assuranee may be obtained. - - - - 24.7

These consequences are undeniable, if the premises, touching the nature of

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the law, are true. - - - - - -

But if the law is abated and altered, the whole scheme is undermined. 255

And so is the whole gospel-revelation as much. - - - 259

Or, if the law means something else than what is supposed. - - 261

But if the idea, which the Pelagians and Arminians have of God and the

law, is right, sin can deserve no punishment, in this world or the next. 262

Nor can the scriptures then be the word of God. - - - 266

Rules of trial. - - - - - - - 267

The cause we have to be humble, and thankful, and live entirely devoted to

Go D. - - - - - - - 276, 283, 285

The happiness of so doing. - - - - - - 287

Various questions occasionally considered in the first discourse.
Is it any matter what men's principles are, if their lives are but good? 56
Will speculative ideas of God begeta sense of his amiableness, in a heart that
has no taste for moral beauty 2 - - - - - 57.
Does all our enmity against GoD arise merely from our conceiving him to
be our enemy? - - - - - - - 58

Are all things right, or wrong, merely because GoD wills them so to be 80

Or merely because they do or do not tend to make us happy 9 - 82

How was it consistent with God’s goodness to permit sin 9 - - 92

Does perfect obedience deserve any thanks at the hands of God? - 99

In what sense are our good works rewardable 2 - - - 100

Is sin an infinite evil? and does it deserve an infinite punishment? - 105

Can future obedience make the least amends for past sins - - 107

Will the sinfulness and misery of the damned be forever increasing? - 109

Is the law abated? - - - - - - 110, 144, 256

Or wholly repealed? - - - - - - 115

What influence have false notions of the law on men's religion ? - 116

What do Antinomians make their rule of duty 2 - - - 118

Are the threatenings of the law in force 2 - - - - 120

Can a man, merely from self-love, love God more than himself? - 146

is our impotency only moral 2 - - - - - 144

Are we to blame for our spiritual blindness : - - - 148

6)r for our corrupt nature ? - - - - - 15s

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