Life eternall or, A treatise of the knowledge of the divine essence and attributes Delivered in XVIII. sermons. By the late faithfull and worthy minister of Iesus Christ, Iohn Preston, D. in Divinity, chaplaine in ordinary to his Majestie, master of Emmanuel Colledge in Cambridge, and sometimes preacher of Lincolns Inne.
Preston, John, 1587-1628., Ball, Thomas, 1589 or 90-1659., Goodwin, Thomas, 1600-1680.
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  • THat there is a God proved: Page 5
  • 1 By the Creation. Ibid.
  • By the law, written in mens hearts. Page 13
  • By the Soule of man. Page 15
  • VSE 1.
    • To strengthen faith in this Principle. Page 22
  • VSE 2.
    • What consequences to draw hence. Page 28
    • Objections against this Principle. Page 30
    • 2 That there is a God proved by faith. Page 19.45
    • The Scripture proved true by foure things. Page 48
  • VSE 3.
    • To confirme us in this Principle. Page 61
    • Page  [unnumbered]Difference in the assent of men to this. Page 62
    • 4 Meanes to confirme our Faith in this. Page 68
    • Three Effects of a firme assent to this Prin∣ciple. Page 70
    • 3 That there is no other God, but GOD. Page 75
    • Five Arguments to prove that there is no o∣ther God. Page 76
    • The gods and religion of the Heathens false, proved three wayes. Page 80
    • Religion of Mahomet false. Page 82
  • VSE 1.
    • To beleeve that our God is God alone, and to cleave to him. Page 85
  • VSE 2.
    • To comfort us in this, that God will shew him∣selfe the true GOD, in raising the Chur∣ches. Page 87
  • VSE 3.
    • To keepe our hearts from Idolatrie. Page 88
    • Three grounds of Idolatrie. Page 89
    • What God is. Page 94
  • Doctrine.
    • God only and properly hath being in him. Page 97
    • Page  [unnumbered]What the being of God is, explained in five things. Ibid.
  • VSE 1.
    • There is something in Gods Essence not to be inquired into. Page 100
  • VSE 2.
    • To strengthen our faith and incourage us in wants and crosses. Page 103
  • VSE 3.
    • To give God the praise of his being. Page 112
  • VSE 4.
    • To learne the vanitie of the creatures, and the remedie against it. Page 116
    • Attributes of God of two sorts. Page 119
    The First ATTRIBVTE.
  • The perfection of God. Page 120
  • Five differēces between the perfection of God, and the creatures. Page 121
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  • VSE 1.
    • All that wee doe cannot reach to God to me∣rit. Page 123
  • VSE 2.
    • To see the freenesse of Gods grace. Page 125
  • VSE 3.
    • To goe to God with faith though wee have no worth in us. Ibid.
  • VSE 4.
    • God hath no need of any creature. Page 126
  • VSE 5.
    • Though many perish it is nothing to God, he is perfect. Page 127
  • VSE 6.
    • Gods commands are for our good, hee is per∣fect. Ibid.
  • VSE 7.
    • To give God the honour of his perfection. Page 129
    • Foure signes of exalting Gods perfection. Ibid.
    • The creatures of themselves can doe nothing for us in three respects. Page 137
    The Second ATTRIBVTE.
  • God without all causes. Page 140
  • Reason 1.
    • Else something should bee before him. Ibid.
  • Reason 2.
    • That which hath a part receiveth it from the whole. Page 141
  • Reason 3.
    • All other things have a possibility not to bee. Page 142
  • VSE 1.
    • God wills not things because they are just, but they are just because he wills them. Page 143
  • VSE 2.
    • God may doe all things for himselfe and his owne glorie. Page 144
  • VSE 3.
    • We should doe nothing for our owne ends but for God. Page 146
    • Eight signes to know whether a man make God or himselfe his end. Page 148
    The Third ATTRIBVTE.
  • Doctrine.
    • God is eternall. Page 156
    • Five things required in Eternitie. Page 157
    • Reasons why God must be Eternall. Page 158
    • Foure differences betweene the Eternitie of God, and the duration of the creatures. Page 159
  • Consect. 1.
    • God possesseth all things together. Page 159
  • Consect. 2.
    • Eternitie maketh things infinitely good or e∣vill. Page 160
  • VSE 1.
    • To minde more things Eternall. Page 161
    • Motives to consider Eternity. Page 167
  • VSE 2.
    • Not to be offended with Gods delaying, he hath time enough to performe his promises, be∣ing Eternall. Page 168
  • VSE 3.
    • To consider Gods love and enmitie are eter∣nall. Page 171
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    VSE 4.
    • To comfort us against mutabilitie of things below. Page 172
  • VSE 5.
    • God is Lord of time. Page 174