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Trial whether we are dead to the world. Eight signs by
which we may know whether the world or God be our end 416
A closer application for conviction of worldly hypocrites 425
Further applications for conviction of worldlings ....
Convincing evidences produced, especially to the greater sort ibid.
4. Let it not thrust out God's service, nor be made an excuse
must glory therein. How far, and how far not
Use 1. To confute the Antinomian mistake, that tells
any thing in themselves. The case opened. Ten more
r. Nor in noble birth
8. Nor in Friends,
9. Norin meat,drink, dwellings, ease, company, recreation,&c.ibid.
10. Norin men’s good word, though they be learned, godly,&c. 579
11. Nor in learning, parts, &c.
cies. (1.) In ministers, ordinances, church commu-
“Come unto me, all ye that labour, and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Matt. XI. 28.
“For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh : and these are contrary the one to the other ; so that ye cannot do the thing that ye would.”
GAL. V. 17.
“ Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness ?”
Rom. vi. 16.
" Make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Rom, XIII. 14.
“ For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.”
Rom. VIII. 13.
" While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage."
2 Pet. 11. 19.
“Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live? Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn fron bis way and live. Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways ; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?"
Ezex, XXXIII. 10, 11.
“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by ias: we pray you in Christ's stead, be reconciled to God.”
2 Cor, v. 20.
“Trust in the Lord, and do good, &c. Delight thyself also in the Lord, and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."
Sound doctrine makes a sound judgment, a sound heart, a sound conversion, and a sound conscience.