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Page Effects of it. The distinction of zealous and vicious Anger.–Arguments for the Mitigation of our Anger.......

427 BOOK II. Of Moderation in MATTER OF JUDGMENT. Introduction. Of the Danger of Immoderation in matter of

Judgment, and of the Remedy in general.-
Lukewarmness to be avoided in Religion.-
Zeal required in the matters of God; but to

be tempered with Discretion and Charity...... 433
RULES for Moderation in Judgment.
1. TO DISTINGUISH OF PERSONS ..........

437
II. TO DISTINGUISH OF TRUTHS AND ERRORS.............
III. TO AVOID CURIOSITY IN THE DISQUISITION OF TRUTHS.

Therein, of the Simplicity of former Times, and
the Over-lashing of ours............

440 iv. To REST IN THOSE FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS, WHICH ARE REVEALED CLEARLY IN THE SCRIPTURES...........

443 v. TO BE REMISS AND FACILE IN UNIMPORTING VERITIES, BOTH IN OUR OPINION AND CENSURE..........

443 vi. NoT TO RELY UPON AN OPPOSITE, IN RELATING THE STATE

OF AN OPINION OR PERSON.

Examples of the injurious Practice, this way... 440
VII. NOT TO JUDGE OF AN ADVERSARY'S OPINION BY THE IN-

FERENCES PRETENDED TO FOLLOW UPON IT.
The ingenuous Proceedings of the Ancient Churches
herein......

..... 454 VIU. TO KEEP OPINIONS WITHIN THRIR OWN BOUNDS ; NOT IM

PUTING PRIVATE MEN'S CONCEITS TO WHOLE CHURCHES 57 ix. NOT TO DRAW THE ACTIONS OR MANNERS OF MEN 'TO THE PREJUDICE OF THEIR CAUSE.........

459 X. TO DRAW AS NEAR AS WE SAFELY MAY TO CHRISTIAN AD

VERSARIES, IN CASES OF LESSER DIFFERENCES.

The Cautions of complying with them....... 461 XI. TO REFRAIN FROM ALL RAILING TERMS AND SPITEFUL PROVOCATIONS, IN DIFFERENCES OF

467 X11. To COMPOSE OUR AFFECTIONS TOWARDS UNITY AND

PÉACE, HOWEVER OUR JUDGMENTS DIFFER IN LESSER
VERITIES

470

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XI. HOLY DECENCY IN THE WORSHIP OF GOD....... 473
XII. THE DEVOUT SOUL: or, RULES OF HEAVENLY Devotion.
Address to all Christian Readers.........

...... 485 CHAP. I. WHAT Devotion is :-HABITUAL, that goes through the

Heart and Life of a Christian ;-ACTUAL, or a spe

cial and fixed exercise of Devotion....... .... 486 CHAP. II. REQUISITES to the effectual performance of De

· votion,
Sect. 1. The HEART MUST BE SETTLED IN A RIGHT AP-
PREHENSION OF GOD.........

488 Sect. 2. THE HEART MUST BEHOLD GOD AS REALLY PRESENT..........

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Chap. III. Of HABITUAL DEVOTION.

Page Sect. 1. THE HEART TAKES ALL OCCASIONS TO THINK op God

490 Sect. 2. THE HEART SPEAKS TO GOD IN THE LANGUAGE

OF SPIRITS.
(1.) At Lurge; in matter
[1.] Of Humiliation

492 [2.] Of Imploration

ib. [3.] Of Thanksgiving

493 (2.) In Occasional Ejaculations

ib. Chap. IV. Of ACTUAL DEVOTION

...... 494 Sect. 1. OF OUR ADDRESS TO THE THRONE OF GRACE, IN PRAYER: .......

ib. (1.) Prerequisites to which are, that the Heart be

[1.] Clean from the Defilement of any known Sin... 495 [2.] Clean and Free from Distractions.....

ib. [3.] Humble ............

496 (2.) In the actual Exercise of Prayer, are to be included

[1.] Humble Confession of our Unworthiness 497 Looking (a.) Inward into ourselves

ib. (b.) Upwards to Heaven

498 (c.) Downwards to Hell .....

ib. [2.] Importunate suing for Freedom and Rescue ib. [3.] Vehement longing after Christ ........

499 [4.] Joyful Apprehension and thankful Acknowledg

ment of our Deliverance ..... ..... ib. [5.] Holy Incentives of Divine Thoughts, concerning

the Means of our Freedom and Deliverance ib. [6.] Union, by Faith, to Christ; Feeling, Effectual, Indivisible ...........

501 [7.] Unspeakable Complacency and Delight of the Soul in Christ ......

ib. [8.] Absolute Self-Resignation to God ...

502 [9.] Emptying of our Souls before God, in all our Necessities ...

...... ib. [10.] Happy Fruition of God in all his Favours ...... 503 (11.] Cheerful Thanksgiving to the God of all Comfort

ib. Sect. 2. Of OUR READING AND HEARING GOD'S WORD. (1.) In Reading, we must

[1.] Come to God's Book with Holy Reverence ...... 504 [2.] Seriously Weigh and carefully lay up every Clause 505

[3.] Shut up in the Ejaculations of our Thanksgiving 506 (2.) In Hearing. [1.] Before, we must prepare (a.) By Meditation ... ib.

(b.) By Prayer ......... 507 [2.] In the Act, Devotion calls us to (a.) Reverence. ib.

(b.) Attention , ib.

(c.) Application 508 [3.] After Hearing we must chew our food by Me

mory, digest it by Meditation, and disperse
it by Conference and Practice .....

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Sect. 3. In OUR RECEIPT OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENTS, are

quired ...
(1.) The Graces of [1.] Faith.......
[2.] Charity

511
(2.) Holy Predispositions

ib.
[1.] Hungering and Thirsting after the Means of

Salvation ............. .....
[2.] A renewed act of true Thankfulness

512
(3.) Hearty Resolves and Desires to Walk Worthy of the
Lord Jesus .....

513 (4.) A Digestion of this Celestial Food by Holy Meditation ib. Sect. 4. SPECIALTIES OF DEVOTION....

514 Sect. 5. RECAPITULATION..........

ib. XIII, THE FREE PRISONER: or, THE COMFORT OF RESTRAINT. WRITTEN SOMB WHILE SINCE IN THE TOWER

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