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Morality, the morality of a soldier, of a states- | Origen, his avowal of the Godhead of Christ
man, of a merchant, of a minis-
i 397

i 280
335

ter

Moral evidences, its difference from
matical

mathe-

ii 183
i 56

he is the reputed author of the xcth
Psalm
ii 210
the multitude bad guides in faith ii 28
in worship

29

30

in morality
in dying

32

ii 349

Murrain of the cattle in Holland
Mysteries render a religion doubtful in four
respects

ii 355 Orobio,
Mysteries of Mahometism, of popery, of pa-
ganism, of infidelity, contrasted with
Christianity

Moses, his advantage as a preacher

his ideas of hell
Original sin, or seed of corruption, attributed
to the depravity of nature i 215
ii 281.397
it is hostile to truth and virtue 424
it disorders the soul with unholy dis-
ib.
positions
the depravity of nature is increased
by acts of vice
it descends from parents to children,
and therefore is a strong argument
for diligence in education
(Isaac) a learned Jew

417

P

ib. Pagans, their belief in the presence of the
gods at their festivals, largely
illustrated
ii 194
their major and their minor myste-
ries too abominable for description
358

their uncharitableness in denying sal-
vation to all Christians out of their
communion
i 375
they cannot be saved as idolaters 376
they are guilty of adoring the host,
&c.
ib.
they are but a novel people, compared
with the primitive Christians ii 28
their preachers censured
Pardon, promises of it to various classes of
ii 94
Parents cautioned how to look on their chil-
dren
ii 217
i 44

96

sinners

Party spirit, the dangers of it
Paul, (St.) he kept his body under for the
race and the fight

ii 12
13

an eulogium on his character
the time of his rapture into the third
heaven
ii 200
the transports of his rapture
201
the obscurity of some parts of his writ-
ings arise for the want of historic
reference
219
he preached Christ at the tribunals
where he was prosecuted for
preaching him

293
he selected three subjects of discourse
before Felix, calculated to convert
that prince
ib.
court preachers contrasted with St.
Paul, in a striking apostrophe to
the dignitaries of the church, who
surround the person of Louis XIV.

294
299

N

387

i 149

Nations cautioned against placing an ultimate
reliance on fleets and armies i 126
Nations are regarded as one body, in the visi- Papists,
tation of the iniquities of our fathers
i 108
National dangers should especially affect those
who are most exposed
Nativity of Christ, all nature rejoicing at his
birth
Nature and grace abound with marvels i 93
the study of it unsearchably sublime
ii 100
Natural religion, the disciple of it embarrassed
on contemplating the miseries of
man, &c. but all these are no diffi-
culties to the disciple of revealed
religion
i 213
the disciple of natural religion, is
equally embarrassed in studying
the nature of man in three respects
214

the disciple of natural, and the disci-

ple of revealed religion, at the tri-
bunal of God, soliciting pardon 216
fortifying themselves against the fear

217

of death
the confusion of Pagan philosophers,
respecting natural religion, in four
respects
Nebuchadnezzar, the rapidity of his conquest

218

i 68
Nehemas, (Rabbi) his curious reply to a Ro-
man Consul, who had inquired con-
cerning the name of God i 328
Nicodemites described
ii 406
Night, a christian seeking for the evidence of
religion, is placed between the night
of historic difficulties, and the night
of his future hopes
ii 173
the faith which respects the night of
futurity

179
364

Nineveh, the fall of that metropolis
Nobility of birth extravagantly panegyrized

ii 343
a virtuous descent, the highest no-
bility
ib.

0

Opinions of the fathers respecting the salva-
tion of certain heathens
i 220

23
i 184

he is a model for preachers
Passion, a lawless, favourite passion dangerous

to the soul
the passions defined
they war against the mind
and against reason

i 357
ii 72
74
76

the disorders they excite in the ima-
gination, exceed those excited in
the seasons
erroneous inferences from the pas-

75

sions

ib.
77

remedies of passion described
philosophical advice for subduing
them, is to avoid idleness and use
mortification
78

Piety, it is incompatible with the whole de-
sign of religion

88

it renders God's promises to us doubt-
ful

ib.
ib.

it is imprudent

Piety of taste and sentiment defined 384
the judgment we form of our state un-
der privations

385
when privation is general, it indicates
an unregenerate state

power

347

Passion, an apostrophe to grace for
over passion
ii 82
the illusive happiness acquired by the
passions
Perfection, the highest attainable in this life, is
to know death, and not fear it
ii 225
Perseverance, men must be saints before we
exhort them to persevere
ii 271
we cannot be saved without per-

severance

274

the scripture characters founded
their assurance on persevering
to the end
ib.
a caveat against unqualified per-

severance

275

an address to carnal men, who
hold this doctrine

276

277

ib.

to visionary men
to sincere people
models, or examples of perseve-
280

rance

Pentecost, the glories of the day ii 307. i 194
Persecution, the agents of it fulfil the pleasure
of the Almighty
i 124
a pathetic contrast between the
persecution of the French Pro-
testants, and the sufferings of
the Jews, on the destruction
of their city, by Nebuchadnez-
ii 365

zar

i 277

Petavius, the Semi-Arian, refuted by Bishop
Bull
Peter, (St.) his confession of faith i 260
his sermon on the day of Pentecost pos-
sessed five excellencies
a fine specimen of what he would say,
were he to fill a pulpit

195

200

i 87

his feelings at the transfiguration ii 207
his attachment to the Levitical law 219
six circumstances aggravate his fall 321
the nature of his repentance 323
Phalaris, his cruelty
Pharisees, their hypocrisy traced
Philo had a notion of the Trinity
Philosophers, their presumption
their ancient errors
their prejudices against the gos-
pel unreasonable
206
ii 348
i 55
since-
ii 35, &c.

38

Philosophical apathy, a great evil
Piety, its excellence

it is distinguished by knowledge,
rity, sacrifice and zeal
Piety is productive of health

of reputation

of fortune

ii 36
i 222
i 78
175

ib.

39

ib.

of happiness
of peace

of confidence in death
the piety of Ephraim and Judah tran-
sient

84

ib.

ib.

so is the piety excited by public calami-
ties

ib.
85

86

by religious festivals
by the fear of death
transient piety implies a great want of
allegiance to God as a king
exemplified by Ahab

ib.
87

it implies an absurdity of character ib.
it is an action of life perverted by a re-
turn to folly

ib.

Pilate, the baseness of his conduct
his cruelty to the Galileans
Plato, a sketch of his republic
Plato's opinion of God
Plague, an argument for fasting and

387
i 173
ii 377

ii 278

i 57
humilia-

tion

ii 349

352

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national plagues sevenfold
appalling horrors of the plague
Pleasure, mischiefs arising from unlawful in-
dulgences
i 47. 78
Politeness, as practised by bad men ii 19
Poor, (the) a fine series of arguments in beg-
ging for them
i 409
Pope, his kingdom compared with Christ's i 185
Popery, sketch of its corruptions, pref. i 5. 205
(see Papists)
Poverty, God who quickeneth and arranges all
things, often leaves his best servants
in indigence and want i 180
Prayer, a source of consolation
ii 152
Preachers, the liberty of the French exiles in
that respect
ii 84
Preachers, (the primitive) an admirable ad-
vantage in addressing the heathen
and the Jews
i 197
Predestination, the impossibility of explaining
it; but God, who cannot err,
declares that he offers violence
to no creature, and that our
destruction proceeds from our-
selves
ii 116
Princes and judges, their qualifications ii 344
Principle, purity of principle must be the ba-
sis of all our conduct
Prophecy, objections against it answered; its
character asserted i 152, &c.
difficulties of affixing a literal
meaning to the prophecies of the
Messiah and his kingdom i 183
respecting the fall of Jerusalem
ii 149
Prophecies respecting Christ's death, accom-
plished by his sufferings 169
Prophets, how they conducted themselves at
i 399

ii 4

Prophecies

courts

i 379

Prophetic eloquence, its superiority
Professional men, the conditions of their sal-
ii.57

vation
Protestants of France distinguished by their
attendance on public worship,

and on the days of communion
i 16"
the exiles are exhorted to pray for
the restoration of their churches
ii 97
the faith of a Protestant 256
the abject situation of those who
remained in France
289
an address to French Protestants
368, &c.
the care of Providence over them
in exile
366

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Proverbs of Solomon, some of them reconciled Reformation, the reformed obtain the free ex-
with his assertions in his Ecclesi-

ib.

ii 69

i 75

complaints against it answered

astes

Providence, asserted

382
complaints against its severity
refuted

383
the doctrine of Providence should
operate on public bodies of
392

men

examples of Providence over na-
tions

393
mysteries of Providence in the
succession of Henry VIIIth of
England, from the Roman Pon-
tiff; in the singular success of
Zuinglius; in the courage of
Luther
ii 102
Christians often reason ill con-
338

cerning Providence

six marks of God's mercy and
care of good men, when Jeru-
salem was destroyed by the
Chaldeans
368
the same care over the persecut-
ed Protestant exiles
ib.

Providence has, after one hundred years, an-

swered our author's question in Regeneration,

the affirmative, viz: whether the
exile of the Jews and that of
the Protestants, should come to
a similar close

369

ii 7

ii 96
ii 359

Pure (the) all things are pure to them
Purgatory, unsupported by scripture
Pyrrhonianism

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ercise of religion

the massacre of Paris cruelly
plotted under a marriage with
Henry of Navarre
ib.
Guise attempts to dethrone
Henry III. by a league xi
Henry IV. of Navarre, embraces
popery, and ascends the
throne
xii
ib.

the edict of Nantes
the Jesuits founded by Loyola,
no doubt with good intentions,
at first, confounded by Riche-
lieu with the Protestants xiii
Louis XIII. persecutes the Pro-
testants by Richelieu's advice
ib.
the final revocation of the edict
of Nantes
XV

the horrors and the exile of 800,
000 persons

xvi

this

persecution

uniformly
charged on the French clergy;
its impolicy exposed in forty
arguments
xvii
the glory of Louis XIV. waned
from that period
ib.
character of it
i 315
(see Holiness)
its nature laid down in a
change of ideas, a change of
desires, a change of taste, a
change of hopes, a change
of pursuits
ii 393
its necessity
401
the necessity of regeneration
demonstrated by the genius
of religion, the wants of man,
and the perfections of God ib.
Religion, progressive in five classes of argu-

ments
ii 13. 16
its evidences were stronger to the
scripture characters than to us
ii 181
some have too much and some

too little sorrow for sin i 97
possibility of a death bed repent-

ance proved by six arguments
108
difficulties of a death bed repent-
104
character of national repentance
110

ance

113

the penitential reflections of a
sinner
of a godly sort has sin for its ob-
ject
306
it is augmented by reflecting on
the number, the enormity, and
the fatal influence of sin 307
exhortation to repentance 312
described
372. ii 43
a powerful exhortation to repent-

51

the Reformation in France-
Charles VIII. persecuted the
reformed at Rome, and pro-
tected them in Germany vi
it very much increased under
Henry II
vii
the house of Bourbon declare
for the reform, and the house
de Guise for the Catholics ib.
the king of Navarre allured by
new promises, desert the Pro-
testant cause
ix
but the queen of Navarre be-
comes its most zealous advo-
cate
ib.
the duke de Guise commences
a war with the Protestants,
and 50,000 of them are slain x

Repentance,

Repentance

Repentance

ance

ance

specimen of a death bed repent-
114
a series of difficulties attendant
on a death bed repentance 247
three objections answered 246
two prejudices against a protract-
ed repentance

268

Repentance, a powerful exhortation to repent- Rome, Christian, her cruelties to the Protes-
xiii

ance

269

tants

Reprobation not absolute; but may be advert-
ed

i 240
subterranean Rome, a book of that
Romans, the scope of the epistle to them,
ii 70
stated
ii 99

title

ii 116

Restitution required

i 363
so Judas did
Resurrection of Christ, the evidences of it di-
ii 114
vided into three classes; presump-
tions, proofs, demonstrations

S

i 187 Sabbath day, punishment threatened for pro-
faning it
the difference of the sabbath with re-
ii 370
gard to the Jews and the Christians
ib.
the origin of the sabbath to demon-
strate the origin of the world, and
that God was its creator

371

to prevent idolatry

ib.

to promote humanity

ib.

374

to equalize all men in devotion 372
the change of the sabbath from the
seventh, to the first day of the
week
reasons why the sabbath is binding
on the Christian church
ib.
scandalous profanation of the sabbath
in Holland
an apostrophe to the poor Protestants,
375, &c.
who profane the sabbath in mysti-
cal Babylon

376
i 85

an awful charge not to neglect it
193
believers invited to it with a view
of acquiring strength to van-
quish Satan, and to conquer
death

eight considerations give full
weight to the evidence of the
apostles
188
Christ's resurrection demonstrat-
ed by the gifts conferred on
the apostles, and by the same
gifts which they conferred on

others

189
if all these evidences be untrue,
all those who wrought mira-
cles must be taxed with im-
posture; all the enemies of
Christianity must be taxed
with imbecility; and the whole
multitude which embraced
Christianity, must be blamed
for an extravagance unknown
to society
190

191

the joy of Christ justified by four
considerations
presumptions, proofs, demon-
strations of it
ii 175
the evidences of Christ's resur-
rection has eight distinct cha-
racters
ib.

the faith in testimony worthy of
credit, is distinguished from
the faith extorted by tyranny

ib.

from the faith of the enthusiast
176

from the faith of superstition 177
Resurrection of saints at Christ's death 167
the resurrection at his second
coming
336
Revelation has a sufficiency of evidence in re-
gard to the five classes of unbe-
lievers
i 202
its doctrines lie within the reach
of the narrowest capacities 203
it was gradually conferred accord-
ing to the situation and capaci-
ty of the age
344
Revenge, the purpose of it incompatible with
a state of salvation
i 356
Rhetoric, oriental
i 423
Rich man, (the) apparently taxing providence
with the inadequacy of former
means, by soliciting a new mean
for the conversion of his brethren
i 201
ii 19
when suddenly acquired they almost
turn a man's brain
Righteous, be not righteous over-much
Righteousness, the word explained

Riches often increase profligacy

346
ii 7
i 298
389

it exalteth a nation
five limits of the expression,
righteousness or religion ex-
alteth a nation
ib.
it promotes every object of
civil society
390

Sacrament, a fine invitation to it

228

a caution to participate of it with
sanctity
297

it is often profaned by temporiz-
ing communicants
ii 85
it is a striking obligation to holi-

ness

Sacred

172
a sacramental address
190
parallel between the Lord's table,
and the table of shew bread in
the temple
193
it is polluted by the want of light,
of virtue, and of religious fer-
196

vour

strictures on a precipitate prepa-
ration for it
198
addresses of consolation to the de-
vout communicant
199

God is present at the sacrament
as on mount Sinai
303
a striking address to those who
neglect it
ib.
it is a covenant with God 301, &c.
writers, their talents, which God
307, &c.
seems to have conferred as though
riches and power were too mean
to give
i 65
their style possessed every beauty ib.
they delighted to absorb their soul in
Sacred writings, Saurin had an elegant me-
the contemplation of God 95
thod of quoting from them, as is ap-
parent from
ii 146
difficulties of expounding them
Sacrifices, (see atonement)
334

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203
205

206

they have sighed for immortality and
a better state of the church 145
their happiness in heaven in regard of
knowledge
of propensity
of sensible pleasure
what sentiments the ancient saints en-
tertained of themselves when under
a cloud
274
danger of presumptive thoughts 275
there is a similarity between us and
the ancient saints in five respects
281, &c.
282

their high vocation
why the saints are still subject to
death
340
Saladin, exposed his shroud to the army
i 263
ii 312

Sanctification, sin of opposing it
(see Regeneration and Holiness)
Satan, his victories often ruinous to his king-
dom
i 76
he seeks to seduce us from the truth
six ways
142
he assails the Christian four ways; by
the illusive maxims of the world, by
the pernicious example of the multi-
tude, by threatenings and persecu-
tion, and by the attractions of sensu-
al pleasure
145
his power is borrowed; limited in dura-
tion, in degree; and whatever desire
he may have to destroy us, it cannot
equal the desire of God to save us

227

his design is to render man unlike his
Maker
332

370

xviii
ib.

he is the most irregular and miserable
of all beings
Saturnalia of the Romans, its origin ii 372
Saul, the king, his consecration accompanied
by the spirit
ii 391
Saurin, his life, born at Nismes, escapes with
his father to Geneva
i xvii
becomes an ensign in Lord Gallo-
way's regiment, which then served
in Switzerland; but on the peace
with France he returned to his stu-
dies, and preferred the ministry ib.
preaches five years in London
character of his preaching
he settles at the Hague
is noticed by the Princess of Wales,
afterward queen Caroline, to whom
his son dedicated his posthumous
ib.
his ministry was attended by princes,
magistrates, generals and scientific
men; his courage in reproving 386
Schem, (Rabbi) his contrast between the tem-
ple and the palaces of princes
Schoolmen, many of their errors proceeded
from monastic habits, illustrated
by the doctrine of reprobation
i 100
Scripture characters, the distinction between

ib.

sermons

i 193

ii 279

ii 308

ii 186

their momentary defects, and their
illustrious virtues
Seal, (see Holy Spirit)
Self-examination, the method of it
Simeon, (Luke ii.) three characters of his piety
ii 141
Simeon the Pharisee, four defects in his opi-
nion of Christ
ii 46

Slander, the sinfulness of it

i 386

Septuagint version, a sketch of its history i 295
Sinai, its terrors expressive of our Saviour's
agony

ii 306

Sin and its punishment are connected ii 350
the folly of it
i 78
its effects
84
354

its atrocity when wilful

the motives to sin incomparably weaker
than the motives to virtue
308
little sin conducive of great crimes 367
the apology of those who charge sin upon

their constitution, not admissible ii 77
Sin causes three sorts of tears to be shed 323
the sin or blasphemy against the Holy
Ghost

328

the sin unto death, as stated by St. John

329

inquiry concerning this sin may proceed
from the melancholy, the timorous,
and the wilful apostates
330
Sinner, hardened and impenitent
i 208
Sinners abuse the long-suffering of God, in
the disposition of a devil, a beast,

a philosopher and a man i 111
they reason in a reproachful manner

in regard to their love of esteem,
and honour, and pleasure, and ab-
horrence of restraint
226
Sinners are slaves in five respects
269

they must live to expiate their crimes

271

tude

they must glory in Christ alone, but
add watchfulness to their future
conduct
i 302
Sinners must not be misguided by the multi-
ii 33
their complaints of the severity of
God's law, refuted in five argu-
ments
i 381
their best wisdom is to avoid the ob-
jects of their passions
ii 77
the aggravating characters of their

sin

122
we should weep for them, because of
our connexions with them 124

are very great scourges to society 125
Sinners under the gospel, offend against supe-
rior light

against superior motives

263
ib.

against the example of scripture cha-
racters, who do not continue in sin
till the end of life
264
against the virtues of those converts ib.
and sinners who delay conversion to
the close of life cannot adduce equal
evidence of their conversion
265
Smuggling and defrauding the revenue, cen-
sured

i 355

Society cannot subsist without religion, de-
monstrated in five arguments i 230
the transition of society from simpli-
city of manners, to a style of living
injurious to charity
421

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