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Sect. 1. The text, 1 John v. 10 explained..

2. What the witness in ourselves is ..

3. The reasons why all true believers shall have the wit-

ness in themselves....

4. Use 1. The advantage of believers against tempta-

tions to infidelity

How great a mercy this is, Sect. 5, 6, 7, &c.

Object. I find not this witness in me answered

So many pretend to the Spirit that I can believe none

of them ....

But how shall I know which of them hath the Spirit,

when so many pretend to it?.....
Quest. But how shall I know, whether I have it?........
How a Christian should make use of the witness of the Spirit

within him, for the resisting of temptations to unbelief
Object. All this is but your own prejudice, which a Turk may

boast of in his own religion ..
It is not the truth of the Gospel, but your belief of it

that makes all these impressions on you .....
What need you a testimony within, if you can see

such evidence in the word without

Doth not that want evidence, which a reasonable man

cannot believe? ....

You prove the Scripture true, because you believe it;

whereas

you

should believe it because it is true

But what is your private spirit to convince another

man?....

Quest. What need we make use of Scripture, or ministers, if

we have the witness in ourselves?

Is not he' most likely to be in the right, in particular

controversies, that hath most of the Spirit?..

What an advantage it is in cases of particular temptations and

controversies to have the Spirit .....
Sect. 23. Twenty considerations, evincing the necessity of

common knowledge, called human learning, not-
withstanding the witness and helps of the Spirit.

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THE THIRD PART.

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The reasons of this discourse.

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Sect. 2. The text opened

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Your children, who

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Matt. xii. 30 reconciled with Luke ix. 49, 50 ...... 216

The Father's judgment of the sin against the Holy

Ghost.....

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The papists' and protestants' judgment of it.... 220

Whether this sin be absolutely unpardonable, the judg-

ment of the ancients, and later writers.de

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Why it is unpardonable...

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3. The author's judgment, 1. On the negative, what is not

the sin against the Holy Ghost, in twenty-four pro-

positions....

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And what it is, in twenty propositions.

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Whether a malicious opposing the internal illumin-

ation of the Spirit be this sin ..

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Of the sense of Heb. vi. 4-6, and whether all total

apostasy be this sin

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The sum of all

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4. Doct. How the enmity of Christ, his doctrine and

works against Satan's kingdom, prove that it was
not by Satan's power, but by God's, that Christ and
his disciples did their works ...

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The enmity on Satan's part proved, from his nature,

interest, designs, and actions

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*Proved from Satan's transactions with witches, by.

many histories of them....

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5. Proved by possessions and other violence on the body 271

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