|Author:||Wells, John, 1623-1676.|
|Title:||The practical Sabbatarian, or, Sabbath-holiness crowned with superlative happiness by John Wells ...|
|Publication Info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
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The practical Sabbatarian, or, Sabbath-holiness crowned with superlative happiness by John Wells ...
Wells, John, 1623-1676.
London printed: [s.n.], 1668.
Imperfect: Stained, with print show-through and some loss of print.
Reproduction of original in the Union Theological Seminary Library.
Puritans -- Apologetic works.
To the Right Worshipful Sir THOMAS ALSTON, With his Eminently PIOUS LADY, John Wells wisheth all Happiness here, and to ETERNITY.
TO THE READER.
THE Practical SABBATARIAN.
CHAP. I. An Introduction to the Text.
CHAP. II. The Explication of the Text.
CHAP. III. Secular and servile works utterly unlawfull on the Sabbath day.
CHAP. IV. That Needless Recreations are unlawfull on the Sabbath.
CHAP. V. The Whole Sabbath is to be spent with God.
CHAP. VI. Impertinent and frothy Language unbecoming and defiling the Sabbath.
CHAP. VII. The Text further opened and explained.
CHAP. VIII. The Promises in the Text, made over to Sabbath-Holiness, explicated and unfolded.
CHAP. IX. The Doctrinal observation comprised in the Text, propounded and proved.
CHAP. X. There must be serious preparation before the solemn day of the Sabbath.
CHAP. XI. What those Preparatory Duties are, that must fore-run the Sabbath.
CHAP. XII. It is most advised and necessary, to rise early •n Gods Holy Day.
CHAP. XIII. How we must spend the morning of a Sabbath.
CHAP. XIV. The Benefits and Excellency of Holy Meditation.
CHAP. XV. What we must meditate upon, on the morning of the Lords day.
CHAP. XVI. God is most glorious in his essence and nature.
CHAP. XVII. God is most Adorable in his blessed Attributes.
CHAP. XVIII. God is much to be admired in his Works of Creation.
CHAP. XIX. God is most wonderfull in the works of his providence.
CHAP. XX. God is most gracious in the transcendent work of mans Redemption.
CHAP. XXI. God exceedingly to be praised in his works of Grace and Glory.
CHAP. XXII. God is most illustrious in his Bounty and Presence.
CHAP. XXIII. We must not onely meditate on the God of the Sab∣bath, but on the Sabbath of God, in the morning of his holy day.
CHAP. XXIV. A Collation and Comparison of the Jewish with the Christian Sabbath.
CHAP. XXV. The Comparison of the Christians Sabbath here, with his Eternal Sabbatism or Rest above.
CHAP. XXVI. Not onely Meditation, but Prayer, with other services must fill up the Morning of a Sabbath.
CHAP. XXVII. How we must demean our selves in the Publick Assem∣bly, on the Holy Sabbath.
CHAP. XXVIII. Sleeping in Ordinances, is a great and da∣ring provocation.
CHAP. XXIX. Other Evils to be avoided in our outward behaviour, when we come to the Publick Assembly.
CHAP. XXX. How to compose our inward man in our approaches to God in Ordinances.
CHAP. XXXI. As we must be strict in our behaviour, so we must be spi∣ritual in our duties, when we approach the Publick Ordinances.
CHAP. XXXII. Active graces do well become Holy Ordinances.
CHAP. XXXIII. How we must improve the interval between the Morning and the Evening worship in the pub∣lick Assembly.
CHAP. XXXIV. How we must spend the Evening of the Sabbath, when the Publick Assemblies are dismissed.
CHAP. XXXV. Singing of Psalmes, is the Musique of a Sabbath.
CHAP. XXXVI. Some supplemental Directions for the better observation of the Lords day.
CHAP. XXXVII. Some further Directions conducing to the same End.
CHAP. XXXVIII. Some necessary cautions for the preventing of Sabbath Pollution.
CHAP. XXXIX. The Lords day is a day of Rest, but not of Idlenesse.
CHAP. XL. Some incident cases proposed, to satisfie Conscience in Sabbath-observation.
CHAP. XLI. A Charge drawn up against prophane Persons, who live down the Sabbath by loose and vici∣ous Practices.
CHAP. XLII. An expostulation with Enthusiastick persons, who cry down the Sabbath, under the specious pretence that every day is a Christians Sabbath.
CHAP. XLIII. There was a time when the Jews were exemplarily strict in Sabbath-Observation.
CHAP. XLIV. Holiness doth as well become the Christian, as the Jewish Sabbath, if we look back to the Infancy of the World.
CHAP. XLV. Sabbath-holiness doth as well become the Christian, as the Jew, if we look back to the infancy of the Law.
CHAP. XLVI. The Sanctification of the Sabbath is the Christians ho∣mage, as well as the Jews, if we look back to the in∣fancy of the Gospel.
CHAP. XLVII. A Plea with Christians to out-vy the Jews in Sabbath-holiness and observations.
CHAP. XLVIII. The first Decad of Arguments, to perswade conscience to an holy observation of the Lords day.
CHAP. XLIX. Gods Tremendous Judgments executed upon those who have prophaned and violated his holy Day.
CHAP. L. Some Remarkables relating to the dreadful Fire of LONDON, which began on the Lords Day, Sept. 2. 1666.
CHAP. LI. A second Decad of Arguments, to re-inforce the same perswasion, that we would keep holy the Lords day.
CHAP. LII. A third Decad of Arguments promoting the same design, (viz.) a due sanctification of the Lords day.
CHAP. LIII. The Resurrection of Christ is not only a real ground for the institution, but a cogent Argument for the holy observation of the Lords day.
CHAP. LIV. Some miscellanious prescriptions, for the better discharge of our duty towards the LORDS DAY.
CHAP. LV. England bewailed for its great and general prophanation of Gods holy Sabbath.