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thee, give me that dụe fenfe of all thy mercies, that my heart may be unfeignedly thankful, and that I may shew forth thy praise, not only with my lips, but in my life, by giving up myself to thy service, and by walking before thee in holiness and righteousness all my days, thro' Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with thee and the holy ghost, be all honour and glory world without end. Amen.
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treats of the Faith as well as PRACTICE of a Chris ftian, to the OLD.Whole Duty of Man, which treats of
the moral DUTIES only. By the following Specimen of 150 Defeats in the Old Whole Duty of Man, and which are supplied in the New Wbole Duty of Man; It may be observed, that those with a [*] before them, the Church of England bas declared, and maintains to be esentially necessary to salvation ; and of these Defects, there are no less than severteen in the following specimen only.
For farther satisfaction, see the PREFACE to the New Whole Duty of Man; and at the end of it the TESTIMONI ES from Scripture, the Liturgy, Articles, Homilies, ard Writings of several of the moff learned and pią ous Biskops, and eminent DIVINES of the CHURCH OF ENGLAND,
PROVING, That the Old Whole Duty of Man was very improperly : so called, and dangerously received under that title; because the ArtiCLes of the christian faith are entirely omitted in that Book; and without faith in those Articles, the most diligent practice of the Duties there treat, d of, is not sufficient to secure to a christian his eternal salvation.
The SPECIMEN of 150 DEFECTS.
2. Of the truth and excellency of the reasonableness, cer- christianity. How it may be pro. tainty, excellency, and ved from history, prophecy, mi
racles, and by internal and exter-125: Of the communion of saints.
Of its infallibility and members, aal evidences.
27. * Of fin; and when its forgive. of faitb, &c.
ness is effectual thro' Chrift. 3. * Of the christian faith in one God 28. * Of the resurrection of our bo
and three persons, the father, son, dies, proved by reason and factsin and holy ghoft.
the Old and New Testament. The necessity of this belief, in 29. * Of its certainty, univerfality, order to obtain salvation.
of the reward to the good, and pus. Of the creation of the world, and nishment to the wicked, God's providence.
30. Of the folly of atheism; and the 6. Why God is called father and al- case of atheists. mighty.
31. * Of the life everlasting. 7. Why Jesus Christ is called our 32. Of the self-condemnation of the • Lord,
wicked; and of their eternal pu. 8. Of the reasonableness of the be- nishment. lief in the trinity.
33. God's justice vindicated in pu9. * Of faith in Jesus Christ, as God nishing the wicked eternally. and man.
34. There can be no excuse for fin. 20. * Of his incarnation and birth. 35. Of the truth and excellency of 11.
* Of his sufferings and cruci- the doctrines of christianity. fixion,
36. The truth of the christian reli* Of his human nature,
gion not affected by religious dif. 13. Of the benefit, use, and neceffi- putes. ty of this faith.
37. Religion, originally, neither the 14. * Of his death, burial, and de- effect of fear, education, or state fcent into hell.
* Of his resurrection from the 38. Why the Lord's fupper was ordead.
dained by Chrift. 16. * Of his ascension; thewing 39: Of the satisfaction that is necel
why it was in the fight of his dir. sary to find acceptance of our re
ciples, and not of all the Jews. pentance before God. 17. * Of his being our advocate and 40. The obligation of an oath. interceffor.
41. Of cursing. 18. * Of his coming again, and ap- 42. Of making vows.
pointment by the father to be the 43. Of the object of our prayers ;
judge of both men and angels. and of their power and efficacy. 19. Of a particular and general 44. The common objections against judgment.
prayer answered. xo. of the reasonableness of a last 45. of repentance, and when it is judgment.
effectual. 21. Of the degrees of rewards and 46. The danger of delaying repenpunishments.
tance, 22. * Of faith in the holy ghost. 47. Of purgatory. 23. Of his peculiar office, and man- 48. Of works of supererogation, ner of working in us.
149. Of the fast of lent,'. · 24. * Of the holy catholic, or uni- 50. Of a sacrament,
versal church, and its being a state 51. The case of unbaptized personsa of salvation.
In'our duty to our Neighbour.[74. The duty of a friend; and of
partaking of other men's fins.
HE duty of princes.
75. Of the qualifications requisite in
The duty to civil magi- friendship.
76. Of the choice of company, and
hoth to king and people. 77. The duty of servants, shewing
pointment for the public good.
the clergy's great service to man-79. There is no such distinction in
80. Of duelling.
nourable, and must not be con- mitted in word and thought.
82. The case of Abrabam offering his
83. In what case killing is not mur.
84. Of self-murder by melancholy
87. The deceit and fin of borrowing
trading in evil-gotten goods.
defrauding creditors by protecti-
to quarrels or contention between 89. Of the advantages of fair dealing.
90. The method to prevent censo.
a parent; and in what manner. 91. The folly of promising what is
the portioning their children. 92. Of avoiding fattery.
their children ; and in what cases. 94. Of repeating a lye.
96. Of admonition and reproof, how
in the case of intemperance, in
ous husband; and how to reclaim and persecution,
97. How to prosecute an offender,
98. Who is an unmerciful creditor. 124. Of innocent appetites, and their
126. Of christian zeal, how to be
practised, and when it is abused.
ty of death,
and a token of God's wisdom and
129. What influence a meditation
130. How to number our days.
131. Of repentancc before death.
133. Of the best preparation for it.
134, How this preparation is hine
135. Of a just disposal of our world-
136. Of a difregard of the world; of
patience in sickness; and of súb-
137. Of the advice and assistance of
140. In what the life of man con.
142. Of the disadvantages of a long
145. Directions for a holy life.
Of the height of christian per-
150. Its comfort to the soul of a dy.