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Author: Sheffeild, John, d. 1680.
Title: The hypocrites ladder, or looking-glasse. Or A discourse of the dangerous and destructive nature of hypocrisie,: the reigning and provoking sin of this age. Wherein is shewed how far the hypocrite, or formal professor may go towards heaven, yet utterly perish, by three ladders of sixty steps of his ascending. Together with a looking-glass, clearly discovering that lurking sin of hypocrisie. As also another glass to try sincerity of grace by. / By Jo. Sheffeild minister of the word at Swithins London.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The hypocrites ladder, or looking-glasse. Or A discourse of the dangerous and destructive nature of hypocrisie,: the reigning and provoking sin of this age. Wherein is shewed how far the hypocrite, or formal professor may go towards heaven, yet utterly perish, by three ladders of sixty steps of his ascending. Together with a looking-glass, clearly discovering that lurking sin of hypocrisie. As also another glass to try sincerity of grace by. / By Jo. Sheffeild minister of the word at Swithins London.
Sheffeild, John, d. 1680.

London: Printed by R.I. for Tho. Newberry, at his shop at the Three Golden Lions in Cornhill, 1658. [i.e. 1657]
Subject terms:
Hypocrisy
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A93061.0001.001

Contents
title page
TO THE Right Honourable the Lady ELIZABETH Countess Dowager of EXETER. And to the Honourable the Lady MARY ARMIN.
To the sincere Professor, labouring af∣ter the power of Godlinesse,, Grace, Mercy, and Peace, with perseverance.
To the Unsincere Professor, resting in the form of Godliness, , the Spirit of Power, of Love, of a Sound Minde, with Repentance.
The Contents of this BOOK.
THE Hypocrites Ladder, OR LOOKING-GLASSE.
CHAP. I. The words opened, and some points noted.
CHAP II. The chief Doctrine raised, cleared, and made good by many Iustances.
CHAP. III. Many Reasons of the point.
CHAP. IV. Containing other Reasons, viz. That all this while they are out of a Right State.
CHAP. V. How the Hypocrite fails in point of Duty.
CHAP. VI. How the Hypocrite fails most in point of true and saving Graces.
CHAP. VII. How the Hypocrite fails in fundamental Graces, viz. Humility, Self-denial, and Repentance.
CHAP. VIII. The Nutritive Graces, which an Hypocrite lacks.
CHAP. IX. Of the three Crowning Graces, whereof the Hypocrite is ever found defective.
CHAP. X. The first Application is of Terror to un∣sound Professors.
CHAP. XI. Of the Paucity of such as shall bee saved.
CHAP. XII. How far an Hypocrite may go, and yet miscarry.
CHAP. XIII. Contains the first Ladder, and is divided into four Sections; The first Section contains five steps.
SECT. 2. Containing five steps more.
SECT. 3. Containing five other steps.
SECT. 4. The five last steps of the first Ladder.
CHAP. XIV. Containing the second Ladder.
SECT. 1. The five first steps.
SECT. 2. Contains five other steps of the second Ladder.
SECT. 3. Contains five steps more.
SECT. 4. The five last steps of the second Ladder.
CHAP. XV. The third Ladder.
SECT. 1. Contains the five first steps.
SECT. 2. Contains five steps more.
SECT. 3. Contains five other steps.
SECT. 4. Containing the five last steps.
CHAP. XVI. Containing the Hypocrites Looking-glass.
SECT. 2. Contains several other Notes of palpable Hypocrisie.
SECT. 3. Contains five. Glasses of our Saviours set∣ting out the Hypocrite.
SECT. 4. Another Glass for the Hypocrite, discover∣ing him to bee made up of Contra∣dictions, and Divisions.
CHAP. XVII. The Sincere Christians Glass, whereby the truth of Grace may be discovered.
CHAP. XVIII. Containing an Use of Exhortation, with some Directions, and Motives.
CHAP. XIX. The Conclusion, with an Use of Comfort.