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And another thing that I would entreat the zealous friends of this glorious work of God to avoid, is managing the controversy with opposers with too much heat, and appearance of an angry zeal; and particularly insisting very much in public prayer and preaching, on the persecution of opposers. If their persecution were ten times so great as it is, methinks it would not be best to say so much about it. If it becomes Christians to be like lambs, not apt to complain and cry when they are hurt; it becomes them to be dumb and not to open their mouth, after the example of our dear Redeemer; and not to be like swine that are apt to scream aloud when they are touched. We should not be ready presently to think and speak of fire from heaven, when the Samaritans oppose us, and will not receive us into their villages. God's zealous ministers would do well to think of the direction the apostle Paul gave to a zealous minister, 2 Tim. ii. 24-26. 66 And the servant of the Lord must not strive, but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves ; if God peradventure will give them repentance, to the acknowledging of the truth; and that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will."

I would humbly recommend to those that love the Lord Jesus Christ, and would advance his kingdom, a good attendance to that excellent rule of prudence wbich Christ has left us, Matth. ix. 16, 17. “ No man putteth a piece of new cloth into an old garment; for that which is put in to fill it up, taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. Neither do men put new wine into old bottles; else the bottles break and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish. But they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.” I am afraid that the wine is now running out in some part of this land, for want of attending to this rule. For though I believe we bave confined ourselves too much to a certain stated method and form in the management of our religious affairs; which has had a tendency to cause all our religion to degenerate into mere formality; yet whatever has the appearance of a great innovation—that tends much to shock and surprise people's minds, and to set them a talking and disputing-tends greatly to hinder the progress of the power of religion. It raises the opposition of some, diverts the minds of others, and perplexes many with doubts and scruples. It causes people to swerve from their great business, and turn aside to vain jangling. Therefore that which is very much beside the common practice, unless it be a thing in its own nature of considerable importance, had better be avoided. Herein we shall follow the example of one who had the greatest success in propagating the power of religion. 1 Cor. ix. 20-23, “ Unto VOL. VIII.

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the Jews, I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; to them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I miglit gain the weak. I am made all things to all mien, that I might by all means save some. And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you."

END OF THE EIGHTH VOLUME.

INDEX.

Note-The Roman Numerals refer lo the Volume, and the Figures to the Page.

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Aben-Ezra, his notion of original sin, i. Apostacy, a great, before the final judge
392.

ment, v. 255.
Abraham, the calling of, subservient to Arianism, its revival, v. 220.

redemption, v. 42--covenant renewed Arians, their heresy, v. 204.
to, 44.

Aristotle, a remarkable passage from,
Action, moral, remarks on, i. 326--con concerning God, viii. 194.
trasted with passion, 330.

Arminianism, its first appearance in Ame-
Adam, a federal head, ii. 213-how a rica, iii. 13.

vital part of a systematic whole, 332. Arminians, wherein they agree with the
Affections, private and public, an illus stoics and Mr. Hobbes, i. 355-their
tration of, ii. 72—their nature, and origin, v. 220.
importance in religion, iv. 7-true reli- Ascension, Christ's, remarks on, v. 177.
gion in great part consists in the, 13– Assembly, of divines, Dr. Taylor's re-
what are no certain signs of gracious, marks on the, answered, ii. 330.
37-what are distinguishing signs of Athanasius, a remarkable passage from,
holy, 97—the first objective grounds of against the Arians, viii. 292.
gracious, iv, 140, 151-arise from spi• Atheism, martyrs to, viii. 185.
ritual illumination, 162—ministers Augustine, St. his notion of what is essen-
aiming at the, vi. 83.

tial to the nature of sia, i. 271-his
Agency, Arminian notion of moral, in thoughts on humility, iv. 209, 210.

consistent with motive, i. 306—incon.
sistent with itself, 323-divine and

B.
human, remarks on, 324.

Babel, God's disappointing the building
Agent, a moral, what, i, 15+those fa of, conducive to the work of redemp-

culties which constitute an accountable, tion, v. 39.
ii. 331.

Babylon, mystical, remarks on, ii. 519,
Ahitophel, not suspected by David, viii. 529—its destruction, v. 111, 236—how
592.

to be effected, 239-wherein it will
Ainsworth, his quotations from Jewish consist, 244.
Rabbi, on original sin, ii. 382.

Baptism, spiritual, what, ii. 325-who
Alexander, the Great, consequences of his may claim, vii. 143--qualifications
death, v. 117.

for, 168, 299.
Ames, Dr, on the peace of a wicked man, Baptist, John, in what his ministry con-

iv. 82-on an evidence of true humi sisted, v. 147.
lity, 254—his remark on secret reli- Beauty, a secondary kind of, ii. 25.
gion, 266.

Belsham, Rev. T. remarks on his notion
Anabaptists, the German, their corrupt of divine agency, i. 317--of a virtuous
opinions, v. 219.

character, ii. 17.
Antichrist, conjectures about the fall of, Bernard, a saying of, on Christian pro-

ii. 508, 521-remarks on the rise of, v. ficiency, iv. 217.
206—prophecies concerning, fulfilled, Beza, bis remark on the word *poyrwcis,

233—when utterly overthrowo, 244. i. 381.
Apocrypha, quotations from the, on hu. Blame, and praise, things worthy of, i.
man depravity, ii, 382.

333.

Blanc, Lewis Le, his remark on divine Causes, different kinds of, i. 163.
prescience, i. 240.

Cautions, christian, iv. 379.
Blindness, man's natural, in religion, ii. Censure, when erroneous, vi. 159.
391.

Censures, not to be indulged, viii. 589.
Brainerd, his life and diary, iii. 81-the Certainty, metaphysical, i. 141.

occasion of his expulsion from college, Charity, christian, the duty of, *. 397
98-the deep exercises of his mind, -the objects of, 401--- an exhorta-
99, 208, 285-his first exercise in tion to, 404_objections to, answered,
preaching, 115-his examioation as a 415.
missionary, 127, 128—his mission to Children, religious meetings of, vi. 102.
Kaunameck, 140-remarks on his Chinese, their singular treatment of their
christian spirit, 155-his ordination, gods, viii. 186.
183—Mr. Pemberton's testimony of Choice, the objects and the acts of, not to
bim, 1844-bis mission to Crosweek be confounded, i. 183.
sung, 185, 225-at the Forks of Dela. Chubb, Mr. his scheme of liberty examis-
ware, 230-at Connecticut Farms, 239 ed, i. 205-its foundation, 323—his
-at Elizabeth Town, 258, 261-

notion of action, 326.
Charlestown, 265– - his last illness, Christ, the acts of his will necessarily
289-bis thoughts on the essence of holy, i. 258—yet a moral agent, 266–
saving faith, 296—on the nature of bis frequent appearance in a human
true religion, 297—his concern for the form, v. 68-the great subject of the
prosperity of Zion, 298--for improving whole Bible, 130--the greatness of bis
time, 299-bis frame of mind at the person and work, 132-his idcarnation,
close of life, 303, &c.-his death and needful, 131-suitableness of its time,
funeral, 311.

135--its remarkable circumstances,
Brainerd, his journal, at Crosweeksung, 137-and concomitants, 138—the laws

iii. 319, 350, 364, 38-at the Forks of which be obeyed, 143-his public mi-
Delaware, 323, 350, 382-general re nistry, 147, 148-the virtues he ever-
marks on his first Journal, 355-on cised, 160--bis humiliation and soffer-
both Journals, 415--on his memoirs, ings, 153—his resurrection, 176-his
533---his letter to Mr. Pemberton, con ascension, 177--his pre-emidence in
taining a short account of bis inission all things, 274-exalted, 433-glorious
among the Indians, 471--a collection above all evils, 439—the excellency of,
of his letters, 487-his detached papers, vi. 399--a conjunction of excellencies
503--his views calvinistic, 551 ----fune in, 401--how in the acts of, 409-the
ral sermon for, viii. 50-extract from a postles' apprehensions of bis second
his diary, 72, 76, 77.

coming, viii. 151-bis deity, 262—bis
Burgess, Anthony, on the tempter's in spiritual coming, 579.

fluence by the imagination, iv. 184- Christian, Observer, see Observer.
on the sectaries at the reformation, Christians, their spirit, that of suffering,
viii. 557.

v. 235.
Burnet, Bp. his notion of provideotial Church, its remarkable redemption from
support, ii. 354.

Egypt, v. 53–Jewish, when in its
Burr, President, some accouot of, i. 84. highest glory, 88-its gradual decles.
Burr, Mrs. Esther, a brief account of, i. sion, 89-great peace and prosperity
98.

of the, 199, 250—its happiness, 250
Burr, Colonel, remarks on, i. 99.

members of the christian, how united,

vii, 85.
C.

Cicero, his definition of virtue, ii. 14-a
Calvin, a remark of, on the office of the reinarkable passage from, concerning

Holy Spirit, iv. 174-bis thoughts of God, viii. 187, 194.
humility, 209– -on a self-righteous Circumcision, of the heart, what it means,
Pharisee, 216.

ii. 318.
Capacity, natural, essential to moral obli. Clark, Dr. Samuel, on the connection be-
gation, i. 279

tween the will and the understaoding,
Captivity, the Babylonish, its principal i. 202-remarks on his views, ibid.-his
circumstances and effects, v. 103.

notion of divine prescience, 210-bis
Catalogues, several, of canonical books, observations on the divine freedom,
viii. 183.

358—his opinion respectiog the origio
Causality, negative, remarks on, viii. 360 of evil, 399-held a greater mystery

-an essential principle of moral sci than the doctrine of the Trinity, viii.
ence, 364.

252.
Cause, of virtue and vice, remarks on the, Coincidences, remarkable between Presi-

1.313—-transient and permanent, ii. 164. dent Edwards and his son, i, 108.

Coleman, Dr. a narrative of conversions Destruction, wicked men useful only in
addressed to him, iii. 9.

their, vi. 535.
Communion, qualifications for full, vii. 11. Devils, experience of, viii. 96.
Concert, for prayer, an historical account Diary, extracts from Edwards's, i. 16.
of it, ii. 440.

Difference, on two objects without, i. 367.
Conscience, natural, wherein it consists, Dishonesty, the sin of, v. 458-excuses for,
ii. 48.

exposed, 467—a warning against, 470.
Constantine, not included in the descrip- Dispensation, abolishing the Jewish, sub-

tion of tbe beast, ii. 513-a great revo servient to the work of redemption, v.
lution in the church by, v. 197.

178.
Contingence, the Arminian notion of, i. Dispensations, several gracious, viii. 533.

181-of volitions, arguments against Divinity, what intended by, v. 377—why
the, 235.

Christians should grow in the know-
Controversy, how to be managed, viii. 593. ledge of, 381.
Conversation, a medium of moral govern- Doctrines, Gospel, fully revealed, v. 180.
ment, viii. 214.

Doddridge, Dr. extracts from, i. 381-a
Conversion, what it means, ii. 317--man. letter of, respecting his students, vi.

ner of, various, iii. 23-a remarkable 191.
instance of, under Mr. Stoddard's mi Dwight, Dr. his poetic lines on Edwards,
nistry, 44—under Mr. Edwards's minis i. 90.
try, in Abigail Hutchinson, 53-in

E.
Phebe Bartlet, 60.

Education, the importance of, viii. 186.
Cooper, his preface to Distinguishing Edwards, President, his character by
Marks, viii. 533.

Hopkins, i. 7 - his birth and parentage,
Covenant, Adam's, remarks on, ii. 334 9-his college studies, 11-his appoint-
internal and external, vii. 41.

ment to a tutorship in Yale college,
Coventry, N. England, a remarkable revi. 12—his resolutions, ibid. --bis conver-
val at, iii. 18.

sion, 26-his remarks on God's Sove-
Council, the first ecclesiastical, v. 182-at reignty, 29-his manner of retirement,
Northampton, vii. 355.

35, 38-his complaints of himself, 39-
Creature, a new, what, ii. 324.

his settement at Northampton, and

general deportment, 41-his choice of
D.

intimate friends, 47-his management
David, his anointing, what intimated by of his children, 46-his character as a

it, v. 72-the wonderful preservation preacher, 49--a rigid calvinist, 54-
of his life, 74-his being inspired to his dismission from Northampton, 55
shew forth Christ, 76--bis advance -observations on his dismission, 66–
ment to the throne of Israel, how sub his mission to the Indians, 75-his be-
servient to the work of redemption, 78 ing chosen President, 77-his letter on
the covenant of grace renewed with, the occasion, 78-his inoculation, 83
79—by him God first gave his people -his publications, 854his character
possession of the whole promised land, as a writer, 86—his method of keeping
80.

a common-place book, 88—remarks
Days, the latter, what, v. 169.

on his manuscripts, 89-a sketch of
Deacons, appointment of, v. 181.

his character, ii. 81.
Death, how not a benefit, ii. 184--the Edwards, Jonathan, of Cambridge, i. 7.

kind of, threatened, 206, 213—how the Edwards, Mrs. Sarah, a sketch of her life
wages of sin, 270.

and character, i. 93.
Decrees, absolute, not inconsistent with Edwards, Jonathan, jun. D. D. a sketch

human liberty, i. 239--not applicable of his life and character, i. 103—his
to moral evil, 241-divine, remarks on self-dedication, 105 circumstances
the, 250, viii. 351.

preceding his death, 108—his charac-
Defect, remarks on, i. 249.

ter as a writer and preacher, 110-ca-
Demonstration, morality capable of, viii. talogue of his writings, 112.
364.

Edwards, Jonathan Walter, esq. some
Demonstrations, a priori, and a posle account of, i. 108.
riori, remarks on, i, 167.

Election, the decree of, remarks on, viii.
Dependence, remarks on, i. 249-God glo 380.

rified in man's, vi. 435--our great and Elsner, his remark on the word apoyxwris,
universal, 444.

i. 391.
Depravity, its powerful influence, ii. 169. End, God's chief, i. 443-subordinate and
Design, decretive and rectoral, i. 421. ultimate distinguished, 448-of wis.
Desire, whether the same with will, i. dom, power, &c. 458--how God

makes himself his, 461, 481-ultimate,

129.

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