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CONTENTS

OF

THE FIFTH

FIFTH VOLUME.

CHRISTIAN ECCLESIASTICS,

CHAPTER I.

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Of the Worship of God in general. The Nature and Reasons

of it, and Directions for it. How to know right Ends in
Worship, &c. .

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CHAPTER II.

Directions about the manner of Worship, to avoid all corrup-

tions, and false, unacceptable Worshipping of God. The
disadvantages of ungodly men in judging of Holy Worship.
How far the Scriptures are the Rule or Law of Worship
and Discipline, and how far not? Instances of things un-
determined in Scripture. What Commands of Scripture
are not universal and perpetual ? May danger excuse from
Duty, and when? Rules for the right manner
VOL. V.

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CHAPTER III.

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Directions about the Christian Covenant with God, and Bap-

tism. The Covenant, what? The Parties, Matter, Terms,
Forms, necessary Modes, Fruits, &c. External Baptism,
what? Complete Baptism, what? Of renewing the Co-
venant

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CHAPTER IV.

Directions about the Profession of our Religion to others.

The greatness of the Duty of open Profession. When and
how it must be made ?

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CHAPTER V.

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ibid.

Directions about Vows and particular Covenants with God..
Tit. 1. Directions for the right making such Vows and Co-

venants. What a Vow is ? The sorts of Vows. The use and
obligation. Whether any things be indifferent; and such
may be Vowed? As Marrying, &c. May we Vow things in-
different in themselves, though not in their circumstances ?
In what cases we may not Vow. What if Rulers command
it? What if I doubt whether the matter imposed be law-

ful? Of Vowing with a doubting conscience.
Tit. 2. Directions against Perjury and Perfidiousness; and

for keeping Vows and Oaths. The heinousness of Perjury.
Thirty-six Rules about the obligation of a Vow, to shew
when and how far it is obligatory; useful in an age stig-
matized with open Perjury. (Mostly out of Dr. Sanderson.)
What is the Nullity of an Oath? Cases in which Vows

must not be kept
How far Rulers may Nullify a Vow ? Num. xxx. opened.

Of the accidental evil of a Vow. Of Scandal. Q. Doth
an error de persona' caused by that person disoblige me?

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CHAPTER VI.

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Directions to the People concerning their internal and private

Duty to their Pastors, and their profiting by the Ministerial
office and gifts ...

107
The Ministerial Office opened in fifteen particulars

108
The Reasons of it...

111
The true old Episcopacy .

ibid.
Special Duties to your own Pastors above others.

112
Of the Calling, Power, and Succession of Pastors

115
The best to be preferred.

118
The order of Ministerial teaching, and the resolution of faith 120
How far Human faith conduceth to Divine

127
Of Tradition...

130
What use to make of your Pastors.

131

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CHAPTER VII.

Directions for the discovery of Truth among contenders, and

how to escape Heresy and Deceit. Cautions for avoiding
Deceit in Disputations

134

CHAPTER VIII.

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Directions for the Union and Communion of Saints, and for

avoiding Unpeaceableness and Schism
Wherein our Unity consisteth .
What Diversity will be in the Churches. What Schism is ?

What Heresy? What Apostacy? Who are Schismatics?
The degrees and progress of it. What Separation is a

Duty? ...
Q. Is anyone form of Church-government of Divine appoint-

ment? May man make new Church-officers ?.....
The benefits of Christian concord; to themselves, and to in-

fidels ....
The mischiefs of Schism

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Whether Papists or Protestants are Schismatics .
The aggravations of Division
Two hindrances of our true apprehension of the evil of Schism
Directions against it ...
Of imposing defective Liturgies
The testimonies of antiquity against the bloody and cruel way

of curing Schism. Their character of Ithacian Prelates..

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CHAPTER IX.

Twenty Directions how to worship God in the Church-as-

semblies.

215

CHAPTER X.

Directions about our Communion with holy souls departed,

now with Christ.

293

CHAPTER XI.

Directions about our Communion with the holy angels ....

235

ECCLESIASTICAL CASES OF CONSCIENCE.

Q. 1. How to know which is the true Church

among all

pre-
tenders, that a Christian's conscience may be quiet in his

Relation and Communion .....
Q. 2. Whether we must esteem the Church of Rome a true

Church ? and in what sense some Protestant divines affirm
it, and some deny it? .

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