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REV. RICHARD BAXTER.
THE CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY.
Of the Worship of God in general. The Nature and Reasons
of it, and Directions for it. How to know right Ends in
Worship, &c. .
Directions about the manner of Worship, to avoid all corrup-
tions, and false, unacceptable Worshipping of God. The
disadvantages of ungodly men in judging of Holy Worship.
How far the Scriptures are the Rule or Law of Worship
and Discipline, and how far not? Instances of things un-
determined in Scripture. What Commands of Scripture
are not universal and perpetual ? May danger excuse from
Duty, and when ? Rules for the right manner
Directions about the Christian Covenant with God, and Bap-
tism. The Covenant, what? The Parties, Matter, Terms,
Forms, necessary Modes, Fruits, &c. External Baptism,
what ?. Complete Baptism, what? Of renewing the Co-
Directions about the Profession of our Religion to others.
The greatness of the Duty of open Profession. When and
how it must be made ?
Directions about Vows and particular Covenants with God..
Tit. 1. Directions for the right making such Vows and Co-
venants. What a Vow is ? The sorts of Vows. The use and
obligation. Whether any things be indifferent; and such
may be Vowed ? As Marrying, &c. Maywe Vow things in-
different in themselves, though not in their circumstances ?
In what cases we may not Vow. What if Rulers command
it? What if I doubt whether the matter imposed be law-
ful? Of Vowing with a doubting conscience .
Tit. 2. Directions against Perjury and Perfidiousness; and
for keeping Vows and Oaths. The heinousness of Perjury.
Thirty-six Rules about the obligation of a Vow, to shew
when and how far it is obligatory; useful in an age stig-
matized with open Perjury. (Mostly out of Dr. Sanderson.)
What is the Nullity of an Oath? Cases in which Vows
must not be kept
How far Rulers may Nullify a Vow ? Num. xxx. opened.
Of the accidental evil of a Vow. Of Scandal. Q. Doth
an error de persona 'caused by that person disoblige me?