|Author:||Swinnock, George, 1627-1673.|
|Title:||The fading of the flesh and flourishing of faith, or, One cast for eternity with the only way to throw it vvell : as also the gracious persons incomparable portion / by George Swinnock ...|
|Publication Info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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The fading of the flesh and flourishing of faith, or, One cast for eternity with the only way to throw it vvell : as also the gracious persons incomparable portion / by George Swinnock ...
Swinnock, George, 1627-1673.
London: Printed for Tho. Parkhurst ..., 1662.
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Bible. -- O.T. -- Psalms LXXIII, 26 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
There is extant of this Reverend Au∣thors these Five other Treatises.
To the Courteous Ms. Jane Swinnock, WIDOW OF Mr. Caleb Swinnock, LATE OF Maidstone Deceased
TO THE Right VVorshipful, THE Mayor, with the Recorder, Jurats, Common Council, and the rest of the Inhabitants of (his Native Town) Maidstone in Kent.
The Contents of the several Chapters
Books Printed for, and sold by Thomas Parkhurst, at the sign of the three Crowns, over against the Great Conduit, at the lower end of Cheapside.
CHAP. I. The Preface, Division of the Psalm, and cohe∣rence of the Text.
CHAP. II. The Interpretation of the Text, and the Doctrine, That mans flesh will fail him.
1. Doct. That Mans flesh will fail him.
2. Doct. That its the comfort of a Christian, in his saddest condition, that God is his por∣tion.
CHAP. III. The Reasons of the Doctrine, Mans Corruptibi∣lity, Gods fidelity, and Mans Apostacy from God.
CHAP. IIII. First Ʋse, discovering the folly of them that mind the flesh chiefly.
CHAP. V. Second USE. An Exhortation to sinners to prepare for death, with three quickenning motives. Death will come cer∣tainly; it may come suddenly: When it comes twill be too late to prepare.
CHAP. VI. Three Motives more. A Dying Hour, will he a Trying Hour: The misery of the unprepared: The felicity of the prepared.
CHAP. VII. What is requisite to preparation for Death. A change of state, and a change of nature, with a most gracious offer from the most high God to Sinners.
CHAP. VIII. The Second Exhortation To the serious Christian, shewing how a Saint may come to dye with courage.
The first Means.
The second Means.
The third Means.
CHAP. IX. The Second Doctrine. That God is the Comfort of a Christian, with the grounds of it; His happyness is in God.
CHAP. X. God must needs be Mans happiness, because he is an Alsufficient Good.
CHAP XI. God the happiness of Man, because of his sutableness to the Soul.
CHAP. XII. God the Saints happiness, because of his Eternity and the Saints propriety in him.
CHAP XIII. The first use. The difference betiwxt a sinner and a Saint in di∣stresse.
CHAP. XIV. The Difference betwixt the Portions of Gracious and Graceless persons in this World.
CHAP XV. The difference betwixt the Sinners and Saints portion in the other world.
CHAP. XVI. A Ʋse of Tryal, whether God be our portion or no, with some marks.
CHAP. XVII. An Exhortation to Men, to choose God for their portion.
CHAP XVIII. God is a satisfying and a sanctifying portion.
CHAP. XIX. God an universal and eternal portion.
CHAP XX. Comfort to such as have God for their portion.
In particular, the Doctrine is comfortable against the Death of our Christian Friends, and against our own deaths.
Some Scriptures that are occasionally opened.
A Table of the chief heads treated of in the foregoing Book.