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.

PART II.

    The Fourth ATTRIBVTE.
  • God is a SPIRIT. Page 2
  • Foure properties of a Spirit. Ibid.
  • VSE 1.
    • Gods eye chiefly on our spirits, therefore they must be kept fit for communion with him. Page 4
    • How to fit our spirits for communion with God. Page 6
    • Directions for cleansing the spirit. Page 10
  • VSE 2.
    • Gods government chiefly on the spirits of men. Page 25
    • Proved by 3 Demonstrations. Page 28
  • VSE 3.
    • To worship God in spirit. Page 32
    • Which consists in three things. Page 33
    • Page  [unnumbered]What necessity of the gestures of the bodie in Gods service. Page 38
    • How to conceive of God in prayer. Page 44
  • The Simplicitie of GOD.
    • Gods simplicity proved by sixe reasons. Page 48
  • Consec. 1.
    • To see what a stable foundation faith hath. Page 51
  • Consec. 2.
    • God cannot be hindred in his workes. Page 52
  • Consec. 3.
    • The Attributes of God are equall. Page 53
  • VSE 1.
    • To labour to bee content in a simple condi∣tion. Page 54
  • VSE 2.
    • To labour for singlenesse of heart. Page 59
    • Two things in simplicitie. Page 60
  • VSE 3.
    • To goe to God rather than to the creatures. Page 67
    The Fifth ATTRIBVTE.
  • Gods immutability. Page 72
  • Five Reasons of Gods immutability. Page 73
  • Two Objections against Gods immutability. Page 76
  • Consec. 1.
    • How to understand severall places of Scrip∣ture. Page 78
  • Consec. 2.
    • Love and hatred in God eternall. Ibid.
  • VSE 1.
    • Take heede of provoking him to cast us off. Page 80
    • The time of Gods casting off a man, un∣knowne. Page 83
  • VSE 2.
    • Gods gifts and calling without repentance. Page 84
    • How to know vvee are in Covenant vvith God. Page 85
    • The unchangeablenesse of God takes not away endevour. Page 93
    • The occasion, end, and use of revealing the do∣ctrine of Gods unchangeablenesse in Scrip∣ture. Page 96
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    VSE 3.
    • God dispenceth mercies and judgements, now as in former times. Page 98
    • Two cases wherein God punisheth his owne Children. Page 99
    • GODS Iudgements different in time and meanes. Page 101
  • VSE 4.
    • To see a difference betweene God and the crea∣ture. Page 103
    • Forgetting the creatures to be mutable, three inconveniences of it. Ibid.
  • VSE 5.
    • To esteem things by their unchangeablenes. Page 106
  • VSE 6.
    • To judge our owne spirits by constancie in well doing. Page 111
  • VSE 7.
    • To goe to God to get it. Page 113
    • Two causes of inconstancie. Page 115
    • 3 Helps to strengthen purposes. Page 117
    • Meanes to helpe resolutions. Page 119
    The Sixth ATTRIBVTE.
  • The greatnesse of God. Page 123
  • Page  [unnumbered]The greatnesse of God in sixe things. Ibid.
  • The greatnesse of God proved by foure Rea∣sons. Page 127
  • VSE 1.
    • To know our interest in God, and to get an answerable greatnesse of minde. Page 129
    • Why men are led aside by outward things. Page 130
    • How to come to true greatnesse of minde. Page 137
  • VSE 2.
    • To feare him for his greatnesse. Page 140
  • VSE 3.
    • To thinke no affection or obedience enough for him, and therefore not to limit our selves. Page 142
  • VSE 4.
    • To reverence before him. Page 145
    The Seventh ATTRIBVTE.
  • Gods immensitie. Page 147
  • 3 Reasons of Gods infinite presence. Page 148
  • VSE 1.
    • God governes the world immediatly, a remedy against complaint of ill Governours. Page 150
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    VSE 2.
    • To choose God, and rejoyce in him, as a friend in all places. Page 152
  • VSE 3.
    • To see a ground of Gods particular Provi∣dence in the smallest things. Page 154
  • VSE 4.
    • To be patient and meeke in injuries offered by men. Page 156
  • VSE 5.
    • To walke with God. Page 159
    • How we are present with God. Page 160
    • How to make God present with us. Page 161
    • Why men desire companie. Page 166
  • VSE 6.
    • God observeth all the evill and good we do. Page 168
  • VSE 7.
    • Terrour to wicked men, God is an enemy they cannot flee from. Page 174
  • The Eighth ATTRIBVTE.
    • God is Omnipotent. Page 176
    • Omnipotencie of God, wherein. Page 177
    • Page  [unnumbered]4 Reasons of Gods Omnipotency. Page 178
    • Objections against the Omnipotencie of God. Page 181
  • VSE 1.
    • To rejoice in our God, who is Almighty. Page 186
  • VSE 2.
    • To make use of Gods Power, in all wants and straits. Page 191
  • VSE 3.
    • To beleeve the Omnipotencie of God. Page 194
    • Men doubt as much of the power of God, as of his will. Ibid.
  • VSE 4.
    • To seeke and pray to God in all straits with confidence. Page 198
    • 2 Instances of Gods Power. Page 201