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      THE SUM OF SAVING KNOWLEDGE

 

 OR, A BRIEF SUM OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE CONTAINED IN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, 
 AND HOLDEN FORTH
IN THE FORESAID CONFESSION OF FAITH
AND CATECHISMS

 

 TOGETHER WITH THE PRACTICAL USE THEREOF.

 

 

 

  John 6:37: "All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh 

  to me I will in no wise cast out."

 

 

Contents:

 

 

The Sum of Saving Knowledge

 

I.                    Our woeful condition by nature.

II.                 The remedy provided in Jesus Christ.

III.               The means provided in the covenant of grace.

IV.                The blessings conveyed by these means.

 

 

The Use of Saving Knowledge

 

1.        For Convincing of sin by the law.

2.        Of righteousness by the law.

3.        Of judgement by the law.

4.        For convincing of sin, righteousness, and judgement by the gospel.

           Of righteousness to be had only by faith in Christ.

      For strengthening a manís faith, &c.

 

Warrants and Motives to believe

 

1.      Godís hearty invitation.

2.      His earnest request to be reconciled.

3.      His command, charging all to believe.

4.      Much assurance of life given to 

believers, &c.

 

 

Evidences of true Faith

  

1.   Conviction of the believerís obligation to keep the moral law.

2.   That the believer practise the rules of godliness and righteousness.

3.   That obedience to the law run in the right channel of faith in Christ.

4.   The keeping of straight communion with Christ the fountain of all grace and good works.

For strengthening the believer in faith and obedience, by these evidences.