|Author:||Mall, Thomas, b. 1629 or 30.|
|Title:||Truth held forth and maintained according to the testimony of the holy prophets, Christ and his Apostles recorded in the Holy Scriptures with some account of the judgments of the Lord lately inflicted upon New-England by witchcraft : to which is added, Something concerning the fall of Adam, his state in the fall, and way of restoration to God again, with many other weighty things ... / written in true love to the souls of my neighbours and all men, which includeth that love to them and myself, by Thomas Maule.|
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Truth held forth and maintained according to the testimony of the holy prophets, Christ and his Apostles recorded in the Holy Scriptures with some account of the judgments of the Lord lately inflicted upon New-England by witchcraft : to which is added, Something concerning the fall of Adam, his state in the fall, and way of restoration to God again, with many other weighty things ... / written in true love to the souls of my neighbours and all men, which includeth that love to them and myself, by Thomas Maule.
Mall, Thomas, b. 1629 or 30.
[New York]: Printed [by William Bradford], 1695.
Place of publication and printer from Wing.
Reproduction of original in Harvard University Libraries.
Imperfect: t.p. and some pages of text mutilated and partially illegible.
Witchcraft -- New England -- Early works to 1800.
Fall of man.
Society of Friends -- Doctrines.
The Heads or Contents of the ensuing TREATISE.
CHAPTER I. Concerning the Light of Gods quickening Spirit by Jesus Christ.
Concerning Christ, the true Seed and everlasting Covenant of God to his People.
Further, concerning the Man Christ, which was conceived by the holy Ghost born and brought forth of the Virgin Mary, and suffered Death for the Redemption of all men, and as many shall be saved as believe in his Name.
CHAP. IV. Concerning the Scriptures, which are the Writings of the holy Men of God wherein is contained, that Jesus Christ is the Everlasting Word of God, by whom is the Salvation of all Men that are saved by his Power, which leads them to believe in his Name.
CHAP. VI. Concerning Faith, Hope and Obedience, which by the Power of God, through •esus Christ, worketh Salvation to the Souls of them that truly believe in the gift of his Grace. Also some∣thing concerning Silence.
Concerning Perfection, and that Warfare which the faithfull are to pass through, before they come to witness free and full Redemption from Sin in this Life, according as will appear by what follows.
Concerning the true Worship of God in Spirit.
CHAP. VIII. Concerning true Prayer, by which the faithful find Acceptance with God, by Faith in the Son of his Love, the Lord Jesus Christ.
CHAP. IX. Concerning the Lords Supper, which People call the Sacrament.
CHAP. X. Concerning Baptism, and Sprinkling Infants, which People hold most necessary to Salvation.
CHAP. XI. Concerning the true Sabbath, which signifies Rest, to them who abide in Christ, who is the everlasting Sabbath.
CHAP. XII. Concerning Election and Reprobation, agreeing with the Holy Scriptures.
CHAP. XIII. Concerning the Grace of God which bringeth Salvation, through Faith in Christ, to the Souls of them that by him are saved.
CHAP. XIV. Concerning the Resurrection.
CHAP. XV. Concerning the Ministers of Christ, and the Ministers of Antichrist. Also, of Humane Learning, and the Ʋs••f it, and how it came in practise among them called the Reformed Churches of this latter Age. And concerning Gospel-Main∣tenance, and in what manner, and to whom it belongeth.
CHAP. XVI. Concerning divine Inspiration and Revelation.
CHAP. XVII. Concerning the Spirit of Christ, and the Spirit of Anti-Christ.
CHAP. XVIII. Concerning the true Language, and proper Nature of Speech, and the true Names of the Days and Months. And also the Ʋnrighteousness of Peoples vain living.
CHAP. XIX. Concerning Prophecying, & Womens speaking in the Church.
CHAP. XX. Concerning Powers.
CHAP. XXI. Concerning Oathes, which includes all Swearing.
CHAP. XXII. Concerning Wars and Fightings, being contrary to the Command of God by Jesus Christ, and Example of his holy Apostles.
CHAP. XXIII. Concerning Conscience, which justifies the Ways of the Righteous, and condemneth the unrighteous Works of the Wicked.
CHAP. XXIV. Concerning the free Love of God, in and by the Lord Jesus Christ.
CHAP. XXV. Concerning the Church of Christ, and Gospel Order in the Go∣vernment of the Church of Christ.
CHAP. XXVI. Concerneng the State of all men, and of Gods Judgments, and also of Gods calling the Jews, and manner of their Return to the Light of the Gospel.
CHAP. XXVII. Concerning the begetting, being born and brought forth of the Immortal and Incorruptible Seed of Gods Kingdom by Jesus Christ.
CHAP. XXVIII. The Substance of my Letter to the Committee of the Militia in Salem, in answer to what they did desire of me.
CHAP. XXVIII. Concerning the Covering and Ʋncovering of the Head, in Honour to Man or Men.
CHAP. XXIX. Concerning the great Judgments of God upon the Inhabitants of New-England by Witch-craft.
CHAP. XXX. Concerning the Lords Harvest, and of the Labour in his Vineyard.
CHAP. XXXI. Something of an Account concerning Gods Judgments upon divers of the chief persecuting Priests and Rulers in New-England, as also relating to some of their Laws, Acts and Orders, for the further Reformation of them called their Churches, with some what relating to their form and manner of Habit in that day.
Some Deep and Mysterious Matters for all to Consider. BRIEFLY RELATING How Man came to fall, his state in the Fall, and Way of Restoration to God again.
CHAP. I. Concerning the wonderful and mysterious Trees in the Garden of Eden, unknown ever since Man was driven out of Paradise, until admitted to return again, viz. the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil, and the Tree of Life in the midst of the Paradise of God.
CHAP. II. Concerning the Tree of Life, what it is, and why Adam was shut out, forbiaden and with-holden from it, and not suffered to eat thereof.
CHAP. III. Concerning the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil planted in the heart of Adam, that is, the Seed Speech and Spirit of the Serpent, and that great Idol Anti christ, Sin, Death and the Devil, and the Beast spoken of in Daniel and the Revelations, which is the greatest and most ordinary wor∣shipping of Angels.
CHAP. IV. Concerning that great Idol of Mans Wisdom and Knowledge, how men kiss their own hands, and the whole World doth diligently worship only self, and the Works of their own hands, that is, the Inventions, Arts, and Counsels of their own Reason and Wisdom.
CHAP. V. Concernining the Sin of Covetousness.
CHAP. VI. Concerning that Life, the Nature of it, which God requireth of all Men.
CHAP. VII. Concerning Judgment begun at the House of God, and in his House to judge down every appearance of evil.