|Author:||Sharp, John, 1645-1714.|
|Title:||A practical discourse of the sin against the Holy Ghost: shewing plainly, I. What it is. II. How any person may certainly know, whether he has been guilty of it. : Designed to bring incouragement to the faithful penitent, tranquility of mind to the obedient, joys to them that love; and the returning sinner from desperation.|
|Publication Info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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A practical discourse of the sin against the Holy Ghost: shewing plainly, I. What it is. II. How any person may certainly know, whether he has been guilty of it. : Designed to bring incouragement to the faithful penitent, tranquility of mind to the obedient, joys to them that love; and the returning sinner from desperation.
Sharp, John, 1645-1714.
London,: Printed by J.L. for Henry Bonwicke ..., MDCXCV 
THE Author's DEDICATION AND PRAYER.
A Practical Discourse OF THE Sin against the Holy Ghost.
SECT. I. The Occasion of this Discourse.
SECT. II. What the Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is.
1. Shew, What this Sin is.
SECT. III. The Blasphemy of the Pharisees, Ʋnpardonable no longer than wilfully and Impenitently con∣tinued in.
SECT. IV. How any Person may assuredly know, whether he has been Guilty of the Sin against the Holy Ghost.
SECT. V. 3. The great Likelihood that you (Christian Reader) have not yet been Guilty of this Sin.
SECT. VI. The first Practical Inference, or Instance of Application; from the Consideration of the Nature and Meaning of the Sin against the Holy Ghost: Viz. That 'tis Matter of great Encouragement for the Faithful Penitent to go on very Comfortably, but yet very Sincerely in his Repen∣tances.
SECT. VII. The Second Practical Inference, or Instance of Application, from the Consideration of the Nature and the Meaning of the Sin a∣gainst the Holy Ghost, is This: It brings Matter of Reproof and Terrour to the Careless and the Prophane Person that goes on in any known Sin; and takes no Care to Come in, and Re∣turn to God By Repentance; and to Labour for the Contrary Vertue, and Live in it.
SECT. VIII. The third Practical Inference from the Consideration of the Nature and Meaning of the Sin against the Holy Ghost. It Brings Mat∣ter of Comfort to all Sincerely Humble, Holy, Devout and Obe∣dient Persons; to Encourage them to Persevere and go on, a Little longer, with a holy Joy, and with a Religious Peace.
SECT. IX. The CLOSE. Two Things necessary to the Hol∣ding out in a Christian Course; which you (Christian Reader) that are now assured you have not committed the Ʋnpardona∣ble Sin, should by all Means Presently resolve upon: which if you did, you would be very Safe and Happy.
SECT. X. Three Aspirations; Or Emotions of the Soul, that being joyfully Apprehensive it has not com∣mitted this Sin, is desirous henceforward to Please God in a Life of Faithful Obedience and Penitential Love.
Books Printed for HENRY BONWICKE, at the Red-Lion in St. Paul's Church-Yard.