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Quest. III. Of the Holy Scripture.

The names given to it

Why called a Testament

50

How the want of a written word was supplied to the church be-

fore Moses

52

Whether the church, under the Old Testament, understood the

spiritual meaning of the laws contained in it

53

Whether the prophets understood their own predictions 54

How far the Old Testament is still a rule

56

How the scriptures are a complete revelation of the will of

God

58

The scripture a sufficient rule of faith and obedience 59

Its properties as a rule

61

It is the only rule

ibid

Human traditions of no divine authority

62

The Popish doctrine of them confuted

ibid

The Canon of scripture preserved entire

65

Is not perverted

66

Quest. IV. Of the Divine Authority of the Scriptures.

In what respects called divine

69

A divine revelation necessary

71

Not contrary to God's perfections

ibid

Inspiration not impossible

72

The scripture proved to be the word of God

From the majesty of its style

73

From the purity of its doctrines

74

Its holiness considered absolutely

ibid

And as compared with other writings

76

From the harmony of all its parts

78

Dr. Paley on the genuineness of the scriptures, in a note 79

Its harmony shewn in the accomplishment of many predic-

tions

86

It doth not contradict itself

87

Various objections answered

88

Rules for reconciling seeming contradictions in scripture 94

Grotius on their authority, in a note

97

From its scope and design

98

From the character of the penmen

102

These were faithful

ibid

They were not imposed on

106

How they might know they were under inspiration 108

They mistook not the devil's impressions for divine revela-

tion

109

The words as well as matter of scripture were given by in-

spiration

110

From its antiquity and preservation

112

From the testimony of God by miracles

ibida

Two objections answered

114, 115

By the conviction and conversion of sinners

116

How Christians come to a full persuasion of the divinity of

scripture

118

7 he inward testimony of the Spirit explained

ibid

Quest. V, VI. The principal matters contained in

scripture

QUEST. VII. Of the nature and perfections of God.

How we may conceive aright of the divine perfections ibid

Of the communicable and incommunicable perfections of God 122

Nothing common between God and the creature

ibid

God is a Spirit; what a Spirit is

123

Difference between other spiritual substances and God 124.

Independent 124. Infinitely perfect

126

All-sufficient 127. When this perfection is in effect denied 127

Eternal 129. His eternal duration not successive 132. How

the parts of time are attributed to God

133

Immutable. When immutability is a perfection. How peculiar

to God 135. Arguments to prove him so

136

Incomprehensible

138

Omnipresent 139, and Almighty

140

Wherein his power appears

141

What things God cannot do

142

The improvement of this subject

143

Omniscient 145. He knows all future contingencies 147

Properties of God's knowledge 149. Its improvement 150

When it is practically denied, ibid.

Wisdom of God infinite

152

Different from knowledge

ibid

Wherein it appears

ibid

In Creation 154. Providence 155. Redemption 156

In the constant government of the church

ibid

Inferences from God's wisdom

158

Holiness of God infinite

159

What it is, ibid. Instances of it

160

His suffering the entrance of sin, was no reflection on it 161

'Tis the standard of doctrines

162

Instances of doctrines which lead to licentiousness 162, 163

When God's holiness is contemned

163

Justice of God infinite

164

How distinguished from his holiness

ibid

Glory, how called a reward

167

Aflictions of believers not

properly e punishment ibid

Mercy and grace of God infinite

168

Difference between goodness, mercy, grace, and patience 169

Mercy is either common or special

171

Grace free and sovereign

172

Discriminating 173. Instances of it, ibid. Afflictions not

inconsistent with it

174

Leads not to licentiousness

ibid

Patience of God, what it is

176

Whether devils are objects of it

ibid

Instances of God's patience

178

Wherein manifested to the wicked

179

Not inconsistent with justice

181

How to be improved

183

By whom it is abused

184

Truth, God is abundant therein

186

How he is called a God of truth

187

Faithfulness of God, ibid. "No impeachment hereof that some

threatening's have not been executed 188. Nor that some

promises have not presently been performed

190

How this perfection is to be improved

191

Quest. VIII, Оf the Unity of the Godhead.

How God is styled the living God

194

Unity of the Godhead proved

ibid

Abernethy on that subject, in a note

197

Was not denied by the wiser Heathen

200

Inferences from it

202

How we should conceive of it

203

Different modes used in speaking of the perfections of God 204

QUEST. IX, X, XI. Of the Doctrine of the Trinity.

Calvin on the word Person, in a note

207

The doctrine of the highest importance

209

How to determine the importance of a doctrine

211

What knowledge of it necessary to salvation

213

It is a great mystery, 214. What a mystery is, ibid.

It is incomprehensible

216

Dr. Bates on mysteries, in a note

217

Objections on this account answered

220

Whether to receive it be to use words without ideas ibid

Whether the revelation of it be unintelligible

221

Whether that which is unintelligible be the object of faith 222

How this doctrine promotes religion

223

In what sense revelation is an improvement of the light of

nature

224

Not contrary to reason, though above it

226

When a doctrine is contrary to reason

ibid

It is not chargeable with Tritheism

227

The use of reason in proving doctrines of pure revelation 229

It cannot be known by the light of nature

230

How it was made known to Adam

ibid

Whether the heathen knew it

231

Whitaker on the word Logos used by the Jews, in a

note

233

Trinity, not to be illustrated by similitudes

235

Rules for interpreting scriptures relating to it

236

The word Trinity explained

239

Person, the word explained

239

The difference between divine and human persons 242

Sacred Three, in what respect One

243

Dr. Jamieson on the Trinity, in a note

243

How their glory equal, how the same

ibid

Personality of the Son, 248. Of the Spirit

250

Not metaphorically ascribed to either

252

Eternal generation of the Son, how understood by many 259

Another method of accounting for it

261

This account thereof proved

264

Scriptures relating to Christ's sonship explained 274

Christ's sonship as Mediator, considered

276

Another view of the subject, in a note

279

Procession of the Spirit, how understood by many, 260. What

it is

261

The scripture doctrine of it

280

Deconomy of the sacred Three explained

291

How distinct works are ascribed to them

292

The Deity of the Son proved

From his divine names

295

Jehovah God's incommunicable name

296

Never given to creatures

297

It is not applied to angels

301

Christ's Deity proved from it

302

God and Lord, how applied in scripture

304

Christ's Deity proved thereby

306

This argued from 1 Tim. iii. 16.

311

And from Acts xx. 28. 313. Rom. ix, 5. ibid.

From 1 John v. 20. 315. Isa. ix. 6.

317

From Titus ii. 13. ibid. John xx. 28.

319

When the word God is used absolutely

321

Its meaning when so used

321

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