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to comfort, establish, and edify experienced Christians in the truth and to promote practical piety and godliness.
Extract from a review of Dr. BELLAMY'S “ True Religion Den
lineated," in the London Evangelical Magazine. « The value of Dr. BELLAMY's writings is already well known to the religious world: but we are obliged to the Rey. AnPREW FULLER for his history and recommendation of this work: which, we hope, will introduce it to those persons who are yet. unacquainted with it. The Author's leading object is, to discriminate between the Law and the Gospel : and to define and illustrate the duties which they respectively require. We hope that the circulation of this volume will be as extensive as its contents are interesting and important; and that STUDENTS of DIVINITY especially, will avail themselves of the information which it contains."
So delight in him, as to live upon him as the portion of our souls.
All his perfections are manifested in his works.
And our inability to perfect holiness arises only from our badness,
Which badness we are voluntary in.
There is no reason why the law should be abated.
We are wholly to blame for not perfectly conforming to it.
Even the heathen are without excuse.
Much more inexcusable are those who enjoy the benefit of divine revelation. 170
God is under no natural obligations to grant supernatural advantages to any
of the children of men,
And may therefore act sovereignly in doing so.
Love to our neighbour implies esteem,
And is in its own nature right and fit.
And enjoined by the authority of God.
And recommended by the exaraple of God, in the exercises of his infinite
goodness towards the children of men.
And ought to be regulated agreeably to a true self-love.
And is always attended with true love to God.
It is a thing different from natural compassion.
From good humour.
From natural affection.
From party-spirited love.
From any love whatsoever, that arises merely from self-love.
Various questions occasionally considered in the first discourse.
Why does the scripture, in some places, speak of the external advantages of
Why are sinners so averse to the true knowledge of God, and so blind to his
See also pages
228, 245, 272, 440, 448
And averse to a reconciliation.
God may now, through Christ, consistently with his own honour, save
Regeneration, faith, repentance, and conversion, connected together. - ib.
The various actings of faith distinguished.
The faith of the legal and of the evangelical hypocrite described. 442_
-The everlasting life promised to believers, implies the everlasting love
How faith iriterests us in CHRIST, and entitles us to life.
Various questions occasionally considered in the second discourse.
304, 320, 458
Why is original sin no oftener spoken of in scripture ?
A Treatise on the Divinity of Christ.
An Election Sermon, preached at Hartford, May 13, 1762.