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rate ræine of the Souls of Men. The Text opened, expressing
. The Greatness of it proved ; and Instances of that
. His Poder as a Devil. Of his Commission.
him with the knowledg of Adam in Innocency, and by his Titles.
knowledg of our Thoughts. How far he doth not know them, and
by what means. * Of his knowledg of things
Power argued from thence. Of Wonders. Whether Satan can do
Spirits, in ordinary Temptations of the Wicked and Godly, in Pera
Being of Spirits and Devils handled. The Sadducees Opinion dif-
Chap 8. .
ons proving Satan to be deceitful : And of the Reasons why be makes
to Sin. His first general Rule. The Confideration of our Condition.
which it doth blind Men. (1.) By preventing the exercise of Reason.
possibility of this, and the manner. of accomplishing it directly, Seve-
His policies for diverting our Thoughts. His attempts to that pur-
pose, is his finishing of Sin, in its reiteration and aggravation. His
his poffeffion; and for that purpose, his keeping us from going to the
bis feigned Departure. (1.) By ceasing the prosecution of his design,
of bis difpleasure against Religious Duties. His first design against
the manner of undertaking, and how he effects this. (2.) In the
Error. The Evidences that it is só; and the Reasons of his
of Error. (1.) From his own power of Spiritual fascination. That
. Advantages for Error, 1. By deluding
working upon the Understanding indirectly by the Affections. This
, or affected plainneß. (3.) By fa-
bribing the Affections witb Rewards, or forcing them by Fears.
Satan's Attempts against the peace of God's Children, evidenced.
. (2.) From the concernment of Peace to
posures of Spirit. These Discomposures explained: by Sewing,
. The thing proved,
and Burtben of them, in several Particulars. What are Ways by
2. Blasphemous Thoughts. 3. Affrightful
the Degrees of Spiritual Sadness. 2. Of the frequency of this
2. False Notions. 3. Misrepre-
them. 5. Les-