|Author:||Skippon, Philip, d. 1660.|
|Title:||True treasure: or, Thirtie holy vowes. Containing the brief sum of all that concernes the Christian centurians conscionable walking with God first. Solemnly made, since often renewed, and again seriously reviewed; with some particulars added: the more to encrease and confirme his Christian resolutions. All in the onely strength of the Almighty. By Phillip Skippon, Sergeant Maior generall, &c. The most unworthy souldier of Christ Jesus.|
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True treasure: or, Thirtie holy vowes. Containing the brief sum of all that concernes the Christian centurians conscionable walking with God first. Solemnly made, since often renewed, and again seriously reviewed; with some particulars added: the more to encrease and confirme his Christian resolutions. All in the onely strength of the Almighty. By Phillip Skippon, Sergeant Maior generall, &c. The most unworthy souldier of Christ Jesus.
Skippon, Philip, d. 1660.
London: printed for Samuel Enderby, and are to be sold at his shop in Popes-head-Alley, 1644.
|Alternate titles:||True treasure Thirtie holy vowes.|
Gathered in 12's.
Reproduction of the original in the Bodleian Library.
Christian life -- Early works to 1800.
Devotional literature -- Early works to 1800.
To all Souldiers of reall honour and ho∣nesty, P.S. wisheth all grace and good successe in the Lord Jesus.
The maine parts of the following Vowes, how ma∣ny there are in each Part, and concerning what.
A briefe Preadmonition.
Observe by the way two things.
First, the plaine places.
Secondly, his especiall con∣siderations.
A solemne Prayer concerning the right use of the fol∣lowing Vowes.
The following Vowes briefly expressed, the more ea∣sily to be remembred for present Medi∣tation and Prayer.
The Vowes first briefty pla∣ced, and in order explained, and how he ought, and pur∣poseth by Gods grace to performe them.
The first maine part containing the first Vow, concerning generall Obedience.
As to have respect to all Gods Commandements, and to turne from every evill way.
The second maine part con∣taining five Vowes, con∣cerning Gods holy Worship.
First, to make strict conscience of sanctifying the Sabbath every where continually.
Before it come
When the Sabbath is come
The third Vow, and second of this second maine part.
In every one
These following Exceptions may lawfully hinder or alter the precise times of perfor∣ming the foresaid duties, and sometimes some one or more of the duties them∣selves.
The fourth Vow and third of this maine part, concerning Examination.
For the times,
But when, where and in what Or∣der soever.
The fifth Vow, and fourth of this maine part concerning ho∣ly Fasting.
That is, In publique
In his Family and alone.
The time for such solemnities.
To prepare for, and to keepe the same as the Sabbath.
The sixth Vow, and fifth of this maine part, concerning recei∣ving the Lords Supper.
That is, before receiving,
Approaching to the Lords Table,
All the time of Ministration,
Going from the Table,
The third maine part concerning his particular Calling, and con∣taineth five Vowes.
The seventh Vow, and first of this maine part.
The eighth Vow, and second of this maine part.
The ninth Vow, and third of this maine part.
The tenth Vow, and fourth of this maine part.
The eleventh Vow, and fifth of this maine part.
Before every dayes marching,
When we rest,
In every imployment,
More especially when his turne comes to watch,
Principally in or against any peri∣lous imployment.
In all personall imployments also,
The fourth maine part concerning his Family carriage.
The twelfth Vow, and first of this maine part.
The thirteenth Vow, and second of this maine part.
The fourteenth Vow, and third of this maine part.
The fifth maine part concerning his common conversation.
The fifteenth Vow, and first of this maine part.
I. TO consider what compa∣ny, viz.
II. What course to take to avoid their society.
III. But when of necessity he must meet with, converse, or be among them.
IIII. All this for these especi∣all respects.
V. To endeavour all this, al∣though he find these and the like oppositions.
VI. Therfore among the rest to use these meanes to further his performance hereof.
The sixteenth Vow, and second of this maine part.
Withall to avoid
When needs must,
To lay to beart
Especially let Professors
The seventeenth Vow, and third of this maine part.
The eighteenth Vow, and fourth of this maine part.
The nineteenth Vow, and fifth of this maine part.
In all his discourses
The twentieth Vow, and sixth of this maine part.
Thus in his Family,
Also with others,
The one and twentieth Vow, and seventh of this maine part.
Further to avoid
In these to be especially carefull.
The sixt maine part concerning his private course.
The two and twentieth Vow, and first of this maine part.
To furnish himselfe
To be often
The three and twentieth Vow, and second of this maine part.
The foure and twentieth Vow, and third of this maine part.
All these and the like
The seventh maine part concer∣ning his outward condition.
The five and twentieth Vow, and the first of this maine part.
Far his further assurance of all these,
Lord my God,
If his estate be, or by Gods good∣nesse prove more prosperous,
The six and twentieth Vow, and the second of this maine part.
The seven and twentieth Vow, and third of this maine part.
The eight and twentieth Vow, and fourth of this maine part.
The nine and twentieth Vow, and fifth of this main part.
The eighth maine part concerning Death.
The thirtieth Vow, or the last of all, and onely Vow of this maine part.
In life and health
For the first of these;
Further for this,
For putting his outward estate in order.
In time of sicknesse,
At the poynt of death,
O Lord my God,
These among many other reasons, moves him to take this course.
For conclusion of all.