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Paragraph 1. The place and station of law and gospel in general,
332 Parag. 2. The place and station of law and gospel in par ticular,
333 Parag. 3. The gospel no sew law; but a joyful sound of grace and mercy.
338 Parag. 4. The gospel further described, as a bundle of good news and gracious promises,
341 Chap. III. Concerning justification and fanctification, their difference and harmony,
343 Seet. i. The difference between justification and fanctification, or righteousness impnited and grace imparted, in up. wards of thirty particulars,
ib. Sect. 2. The harmony between justification and fanctifi. cation,
349 Chap IV. Concerning faith and fenfe,
350 Sect. 1, Faith and sense natural, compared and distinguished.
ib. Se&. 2. Faith and sense fpiritual, compared and distin.. guished,
354 Sect. 3. The harmony and discord between faith and fense, Sect. 4. The valour and victories of faith,
357 Sect. S. The heights and depths of sense,
360 Sect. 6. Faith and frames compared; or faith building upon sense discovered, Chap. V. Concerning heaven and earth,
364 Sect. 1. The work and contention of heaven,
ib. Sect. 2. Earth defpicable, heaven desirable.
The BELIEVER'S ESPOUS ALS:
Upon ISAIAH liv. 5. Tby Maker is tby husband.
P R E F A C E.
A fong of living and immortal love, 'Tis then thy grand concern the theme to know, If life and immortality be fo. Are eyes to read, or ears to hear a trust? Shall both in death be cramm'd anon with duft? Then trifle not to please tbine ear, and eye, But read thou, hear thou, for eternity. Pursue not shadows wing’d, but be thy chase, The God of glory on the field of grace : The mighty hunter's name is Toft and vain, That runs not this substantial prize to gain. These humble lines assume no bigh pretence, To please thy fancy, or allure thy sense :. But aim, if everlasting life's thy chase, To clear thy mind, and warm thy heart through
A marriage fo mysterious I proclaim, (grace. Betwixt two parties of such diff'rent fame, That human tongues may blush their names to tell, To wit, the Prince of HEAV’n, the heir of bell! But, on fo vast a subject, who can find Words fuiting the conceptions of his mind?
Or, if our language with our thought could vie,
CH A P. I.
A general account of Man's fall in ADAM, and
the remedy provided in Christ: and a particular account of man's being naturally wedded to the law, as a covenant of works.
The FALL of ADAM,
Though then, (nor since), it could demand no
Rich had he, and his progeny remain'd,
- and skill?
Gen. ii. 1-6.
In vain do mankind now expect, in vain
Redemption through CHRIST.
HE second Adam, fovreign Lord of all,
Did, by his Father's authorising call, From bofom of eternal love descend, To save the guilty race that him offend; To treat an everlasting peace with those Who were and ever would haye been his foes.. His errand, never ending life to give To them, whose malice would not let him live; To make a match with rebels, and espouse The brat which at his love her spite avows. Himself he humbled to depress her pride, And make his mortal foe his loving bride. But, ere the marriage can be folemniz'd, All lets must be remov'd, all parties pleas'd. Law-righteoufness requir'd, must be procurd, 'Law-vengeance threaten'd, must be full en
dur'd, Stern justice must have credit by the match, Sweet mercy, by the heart the bride must catch. Poor bankrupt! all her debt must first be paid, Her former husband in the grave be laid: Her present lover must be at the cost, To save and ransom to the uttermost,
Ezek, xviii. 4.