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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.
Rev. ASAHEL HOOKER, late Pastor of the Church in Goshen, (Conn.)
“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
—to comfort, establish, and edify experienced Christians in the truth—and to promote practical piety and godliness.
JED EDIAH CHAPMAN,
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.”
Mr. Benedict's Sermon delivered at the Funeral of Mr. Bellamy, - 9.
TRUE RELIGION DELINEATED, AND DISTINGUISHED FROM
Therefore they must be such as we cannot resist, or we shall never be re-
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
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.
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