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DISCOURSES ON PRAYER:

VIEW

OF

THE COVENANT OF WORKS

FROM THE SACRED RECORDS :

A MEMORIAL

CONCERNING

PERSONAL AND FAMILY FASTING

AND

HUMILIATION.

BY THE

REV. THOMAS BOSTON,

OF ETTRICK.

ABERDEEN:
GEORGE AND ROBERT KING, ST. NICHOLAS STREET.

1852.

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The Promise of the Covenant of Works,

200

A Prosperous Natural Life Promised,

201

A Prosperous Spiritual Life Promised,

202

Eternal Life in Heaven Promised,

203

The Difference between Adam's and the Saints' Heaven,

205

The Penalty of the Covenant of Works,

207

Legal Death,

208

Real Death,

ib.

Spiritual Death,

ib.

Natural Death,

210

Eternal Death,

213

The Seals of the Covenant of Works,

215

The Doctrine applied for Instruction,

216

Refutation,

218

Exhortation,

219

PART II.-OF THE BREACH OF THE COVENANT OF WORKS.

Hosea vi. 7 explained,

220

The Fatal Step by which the Covenant of Works was Broken,

222

The Ingredients of this Sin,

224

The Aggravations of it,

225

How this Fatal Step was brought about,

227

Of Satan's Tempting to this Sin,

ib.

God left Man to the Freedom of his own Will,

229

Man abused the Freedom of bis Will,

230

How the Covenant of Works was Broken,

ib.

The Doctrine Improved as a Memorial,

231

a Watchword,

232

-- a Demonstration of the Necessity of being United to

the second Adam,

PART III.-OF THE IMPUTATION OF ADAM'S FIRST SIN TO HIS

POSTERITY.

Rom. v. 19. explained,

233

Of the Extent of the First Sin, which is ours,

236

Proof of the Imputation of Adam's First Sin to his Posterity,

241

The Ground and Reason of this Imputation,

245

The Doctrine Improved for Information,

246

as a Motive to stir up to several Duties,

248

PART IV.-SECT. I. THE STATE OF MAN UNDER THE BROKEN

COVENANT OF WORKS.

Gal. iii. 10 explained,

251

That many Persons still continue under the broken Covenant of Works, proved, 253

A Description of these Persons,

254

The Effect of this broken Covenant of Works upup those who are upder it, 259

1. It has a Commanding Power,

ib.

2. It has a Debarriog Power,

261

3. It has a Condemning Power,

263

4. It has an Irritating Power,

264

Why so many Persons still remain under this broken Covenant,

266

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