The Works of the Reverend John Fletcher, Volume 3

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B. Waugh and T. Mason, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1833 - Methodist Church
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His power to bind to loose and to bless in tho namo of tho Lord
26
The earnestness with whioh ho began and continued to fill up the duties of his vocation
28
lV manner in which he divided his time between prayer preaching and thanksgiving
29
The fidetity with which he announced the severe threatenings and con solitary promises of the Gospel
31
His profound humility
32
The ingenuous manner in which he acknowledged and repaired his errors
35
His detestation of party spirit and divisions
36
His rejection of praise
38
His universal lovo
40
His particular love to the faithful
41
His love to those whose faith was wavering
42
His love to those whom ho knew only by report
43
His charity toward the poor in giving or procuring for thom temporal relief
44
His charity toward sinners in offering them every spiritual assistance
46
The engaging condescension of his humblo charity
48
His courage in defence of oppressed truth
50
His prudonco in frustrating the designs of his enemies
51
His tenderness toward others and his severity toward himself
53
His love never degenerated into cowardice but reproved and consoled as occasion required
54
His perfect disinterestedness
58
His condescension in labouring at times with his own hands that he might preach industry by example as woll as by precept
59
The respect ho manifested for the holy estate of matrimony while Christian prudence engaged him to live in a state of celibacy
61
Tho ardour of his love
64
His generous fears and succeeding consolations
65
The grand subject of his glorying and the evangelical manner in which he maintained his superiority over false apostles
67
His patience and fortitude under the severest trials
68
His modest firmness before magistrates
69
His courage in consoling his persecuted brethren
70
His humble confidence in producing tho soals of his ministry
72
His readiness to seal with his blood the truths of the Gospel
76
The constancy of his zonl and diligence to the end of his course
77
His triumph over tho ovils of life and tho terrors of death
78
The portrait of lukewarm ministers Page
80
An answer to tho first objection which may be made against the portrait
86
A fourth objection refuted
93
A farther refutation of the souio objection
101
A reply to tho last objection which may be urged against the portrait
108
This doctrino is maintained by all the Christian Churches
114
Observations upon the repentance of worldly men
121
The connection of morality with tho third part of the apostles crood
213
An appeal to experience Pago
215
The same subject continued
222
The advantages of redemption are extended in different degrees to
230
APPEAL TO MATTER OF FACT AND COMMON SENSE
243
Introduction
249
Man considered as an inhabitant of the natural world
257
As a citizen of the moral world
276
As belonging to the Christian world
309
Inferences from the whole
330
Concluding address to the serious reader
343
Appendix
373
VINDICATION OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH OF THE TRINITY
379
Introduction showing the occasion of the work and addressing the reader
387
A general view of the catholic faith concerning the Father Son
398
The sources of the popular arguments against the catholic faith 402 III God the Father has a proper Son by whom he made and governs
407
The view which the apostles give us of Christ after their most perfect
414
The apostles apply to Christ many passages of the Old Testament mani
422
The inspired writers give Christ the names and titles and ascribe
431
The apostles represent Christ as the immediate author of the Divine works whether of creation or preservation
440
Christ is the Redeemer and Saviour of lost mankind
446
Christ is the final and universal Judge
453
Divine worship was paid to him by patriarchs prophets and apostles
461
Christ is also very man
475
Objections answered
483
The use of the doctrine of Christs divinity
491
Preface by the editor
501
To Dr Priestley proving that our first parents expected a Divine
507
The subject continued Page
514
The testimony borne by the prophets to the Godhead of Christ
530
The evangelists and apostles attest his divinity
544
The same subject continued
550
SOCINIANISM UNSCRIPTURAL CONTINUED IN LETTERS
561
The two Epistles to the Corinthians considered and many passages of a similar nature pointed out f68
573
The Epistle to the Thessalonians equally inconsistent with common sense
583
The Epistle to the Hebrews affords abundant proof of the absurdity
589
The Epistle of St James and those of St Peter exhibit a doctrine
595
The same doctrine of Christs mere humanity represents the apostle John
604
It represents Christ himself as uttering declarations absurd and even
610

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Page 462 - And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes ; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying ; neither shall there be any more pain : for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said. Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write : for these words are true and faithful.
Page 172 - Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent...
Page 112 - For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness ; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
Page 149 - In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation : in whom also, after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Page 31 - And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
Page 38 - Now I beseech you, brethren-, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Page 77 - And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there : save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me. But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
Page 116 - THE condition of man after the fall of Adam is such, that he cannot turn and prepare himself, by his own natural strength and good works, to faith and calling upon God : Wherefore we have no power to do good works, pleasant and acceptable to God, without the grace of God, by Christ, preventing us, that we may have a good will, and working with us, when we have that good will.
Page 453 - And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was : and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
Page 142 - Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith ; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

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