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Abridgment of Faith, what it is, Author falsely charged with new

275. modelling the Apostles' Creed, Acts of the Apostles, book so called,

201 the author did not charge his

the several articles made readers against stirring beyond necessary by him, 202, &c. it,


falsely charged with saying how wisely as well as faith- “all things in Christianity must fully written by St. Luke, 328, be level to every understand329 ing."

205, 214, &c. Actual assent to fundamental arti.

requires proof of his makcles, how necessary, 223, 224 ing all but one article useless to Adam, wrong notions concerning make a man a Christian, 205, &c. his fall,

4, 5, &c.

denies his contending for what he fell from, ibid. but one, that men may underAllegations between contending stand their religion, 205, 214 parties, to be esteemed false un

not guilty of folly in retil proved,

192 quiring from his opponent a Apostles, the wisdom of the Lord

complete list of fundamentals, in choosing such mean persons,83

215-222 their minds illuminated by his opponent compared to the Holy Spirit,

92, &c. a judge unwilling to hear both Article of faith, how the author sides,

243 pleaded for one only, 174, 196 - not justly called a Socinian Articles of Christianity, and such for omitting what is not ex

as are necessary to make a man a pressed in the Apostles' Creed, Christian, different, 352

281 of religion, have been several

his faith unjustly reprehundreds of years explaining, sented as little different from that and not yet understood, 177 of a Turk,

282, 283 Atheism, want of seriousness in

his account of faith very discoursing of divine things may different from that of devils, occasion it, 304.

283-285 how falsely The Rea

unjustly charged with pasonableness of Christianity is tronising ignorance,

293 charged with promoting it, 305

his adversary's arguing Author of The Reasonableness from one to none would equally of Christianity falsely charged serve a pagan,

305 with making one article neces

how he proves himself a sary in formal words, 194 Christian,

359 - falsely accused of denying

sometimes represented a some articles of Christianity, Socinian, sometimes a papist, 197 &c.


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Author, why he omitted several Christ, why he owned himself to be
passages in the Evangelists, 361 the Son of God before the High
should be judged of by


what he says, and not the con- why he would not expressly
398, &c. own himself a king before Pilate,

77, 78

his innocency attested even by
Pilate and Judas,

80, 86
Belief, what it is to believe in why he spoke obscurely of his
our Saviour, and in his name, destroying Jerusalem, (Matt.

17, &c.

it is necessary to believe

Judas being gone, he spake
every thing known to be revealed more explicitly of his kingdom,
in Scripture,

what must be believed ex- to the last he required of his
plicitly, and what implicitly, disciples only to believe him to

227, &c. be the Messiah, 96, &c.
we must believe the manner expressly applied the promises
of things, when revealed, 239 of the Messiah to himself after
Bold, (Mr.) the author's letter of his resurrection,

99, &c.
thanks to him,


much oftener mentioned his
vindicated from contradicting kingly office than any other,
• himself, 389, 391, 394

113, &c.
his opponent's scarrilous re- how he fulfilled the moral
flections on him,
395, &c. law,

how falsely his words are what we may think to be the

412 state of those who never heard
several remarkable passages

of him,

in him not answered, 409, 410, the necessity of his coming to


make God known, 135— To
groundlessly charged with not teach men their duty, 138—To
answering his opposer, 419, &c. instruct in the right forms of di-
- why so much of his

reasoning vine worship, 147, &c.—To give
is mentioned by the author, 419 sufficient encouragement to a
Book, two ways of making one good life, 148—And to assure

192 men of divine assistance, 151
Booksellers, stirred up against our his deity not understood by
author by his adversary,378,379 the Jews by the phrase “Son of



the word Christ often used as
a proper name,

Christ, the meaning of his answer, Christians, what is necessary to be
(John vi. 70)

56 believed to make men so, 226, &c.
why he did not expressly re-

whether all things of
veal his Messiahship to his dis- this sort were revealed in our

35, &c.
Saviour's time,

345, &c.
his Messiahship more clearly

what was sufficient to
discovered a little before his suf- make men such in Christ's time,
ferings, 57-Yet even then he is so still,

did not expressly declare it to the

are obliged to believe
Jewish rulers,

69 all that they find our Saviour
how wisely he answered his taught,

captious enemies,

all things necessary to be


believed by them, not necessary

times as hard to be understood,
to their being such, 405, &c.

178, 244
Christians, why they must believe Edwards, Dr. John, represents fun-

whatever they find revealed by damentals both as essential and

408 integral parts of religion, 245
Christianity, the fundamental ar-

charged with assuming
ticles of it easy to be under- the power of the Pope to himself,

Coinmission of our Lord, was to -his harangue for the atheisti-
convince men of his being the cal rabble,



of his arguing from one to
Commission of the apostles, and of none,

the seventy, of the same tenour,

his reasons of but one ar-

335, 336 ticle being so often required,
Covenant, changed, when the con- considered,

308, &c.
ditions of it are changed, 344

accused of unfairness in
Creed, of the apostles, not new-


modelled by the author, 201

charged with insisting on
contains all things necessary

what concerns not the subject,
to be believed to make a man a



blamed for readiness to find
the compilers of it may be unknown faults in his opposers,
charged with Socinianism by the

same rule the author is, 272, 273 Epistles, of the apostles, why writ-

ten, and how to be understood,


not designed to teach funda-
Defiance, what it signifies, 206 mental articles of faith, ibid.

of any truth, unjustly wisely explain the essentials
charged on the author, 197, 205 of Christianity,

Deists, what is necessary to make the author's notion of them
men such,
229 vindicated,

170, &c.
the Reasonableness of Chris.

no contempt cast on them by
tianity written chiefly for such, him,


passing by any of them, no
Devils, why they cannot be saved argument of despising them,
by believing,

250, &c.

doctrines necessary and not

necessary hard to be distinguish-
ed in them,

258, 259
Edwards, Dr. John, complained Evangelists, numerous citationsout
of, for his charge of atheism, of them ill termed a tedious col-
161 lection,

251, 252
his accusing the author of

though they wrote for
Socinianism refuted, 167 believers, yet relate Christ's

his commendation of him- doctrine to unbelievers, 253


no good reason to sup-
his rule for good breeding pose them defective in relating
out of the Mishna,
194 fundamentals,

316, 317
sometimes represents the

contain all doctrines ne-
word Messiah as easy, and some- cessary to make a mana Christian,


318, &e.


Evangelists, some things wrote by taught by the apostles, to make

them not necessary to make a man men Christians, 352, 353
a Christian,

320, &c.

whether all the articles of it,
when they made the necessary to the being Christians,
greatest omissions, yet they re- were discovered in our Saviour's
corded all things necessary to time,


323, &c.

the author falsely charged
wisely observe the ge- with bringing no tidings of an
nuine rules of history,
324 evangelical one,

fundamental articles un- Formal words, when charged, ought
justly supposed to be onitted by to be expressly proved, 194

325 Fundamental articles (of faith)
to charge them with where to be found, 215, &c.
such omissions, to accuse them

whence unreasonable
of unfaithfulness,

ibid. contentions arise about them,
omitted no necessary ar-

230, 231
ticle for brevity's sake, 326

how the same things
Exclusion of some truths, the au- may be so to one and not to an-
thor yindicated from it, 197, 206 other,

how all truths

may be-
come so,


many things not so,
Fact, common justice makes al- though found in the New Testa-
legations of, false until proved, ment,


how they must be all
Faith, what kind of, is required as

plain to every capacity, 237, &c.
the condition of eternal life,

the mischief of making
17 &c.

more than Christ made, 294, &c.
justifying, consists in believ-
ing Jesus to be the Messiah, 101

very acceptable to God, and

129 Glory of God, (Rom. iii. 23) what
consists in relying on the

meant by,

goodness and faithfulness of God, God, ordinarily works by natural
ibid. means,

the fundamental articles of it,

his image consists partly
well explained, though not

in immortality,

106, 108
taught in the epistles, 154

the essentials of it best learned
from the Gospels and Acts, ibid.

Hobbes's Leviathan, our author
the author does not make only
one article of it necessary, 194

unjustly charged with borrowing
from it

other truths useful, beside the

Holy Ghost, why he could not
necessary article of it, 227, 228

come, until our Saviour's ascen-
but one article of it, not


pleaded for, that religion inay
easily be understood, 206, &c.

Faith, a practical one plainly taught
by the author, 284, &c. I am, (John xiii. 19) its meaning
an entire one, believes every “ I am the Messiah"

Scripture truth, 349, 352 Jerusalem, why Christ preached but
how but one article was little there,

35, &c.


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Jews, the power of life and death Messiah, the Hebrew word suf-

taken from them before our Sa- ficiently explained in the New
viour's time,
40 Testament,

Immortality, the image of God

that Jesus is the Messiah,
partly consists in it, 106, 108 not hard to be understood, though
Infallible guide, only the Spirit of

both the words are Hebrew, 243
God speaking in Scriptureso,357 Miracles, those of our Saviour ap-
Infidels, who chiefly hinder their pealed to by him for proving

165 him the Messiah, 18, 19
the Reasonableness of Mishna of the Jews, a rule of good
Christianity written chiefly for breeding taken from it by Dr.
263 Edwards,

Moral law, established by the


-how fulfilled and confirmed
Law of God, all have sinned by our Saviour,

against it,

10 Morality of the Gospel, the most
the justice of God vindicated excellent, 138—140, 143
in giving so difficult a one to Mysteries, the author vindicated

11 from the charge of deriding
of works, what is meant by them,


12, 13
is contained in the law of


of faith, how it differs from Name of Christ, believing in it
that of works,

12, 13
signifies his being the Messiah,


Manner, as well as reality of
things, how to be believed Obedience, sincere, a necessary

239, &c. condition of the Gospel,
Messiah, that Jesus is he, the pri-

114, &c.
mary article of Christianity, Occasional Paper, reply to several
17, &c. things therein,


with “Son One article, how arguing from one
of God,"

21, 172, &c. to none might be used by a
declared by miracles, by pagan,

circumlocution and by express

Vid. Article, Faith, and Funda-

32, 33, 34 mental.
why our Saviour so much Orthodoxy, when a pretence to it
concealed his being the Messiah, is ridiculous,

why our Lord expressly
owned himself to the woman of

45 Parables, why Christ used them,
how our Saviour's wisdom in speaking of his kingdom, 44
appeared in thegradual discovery IIa prola, the meaning of this

of his being the Messiah, 37, 81 Greek word,

his kingdom called by the Patrick, bishop, his notion of Chri-
Jews, “the world to come,” 88 stianity,

believing Jesus to be so, a Paul, the apostle, the general drift
justifying faith, 101, 102

of his preaching,


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