Spiritual refining: or A treatise of grace and assurance Wherein are handled, the doctrine of assurance. The use of signs in self-examination. How true graces may be distinguished from counterfeit. Several true signs of grace, and many false ones. The nature of grace under divers Scripture notions or titles, as regeneration, the new-creature, the heart of flesh, vocation, sanctification, &c. Many chief questions (occasionally) controverted between the orthodox and the Arminians. As also many cases of conscience. Tending to comfort and confirm saints. Undeceive and convert sinners. Being CXX sermons preached and now published by Anthony Burgess sometime fellow of Emanuel Colledge in Cambridge, and now pastor of the church of Sutton-Coldfield in Warwickshire.
Burgess, Anthony, d. 1664.
SECT. XI. Handling Grace under the Notion of Gods putting his Spirit with∣in us, and Causing us to walk in his statutes.
- SERMON LXXXIX. Ezek. 36. 27. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and you shall keep my judgements, and do them. Of Gods giving his Spirit to a man, and what that promise im∣plies: Also, of the operations and effects of the spirit of God, where it so comes.
- Page [unnumbered] SERMON XC. That the work of Grace is a deep, powerful and inward affecting of the whole man: And how far Grace may be tendred or rceived, and yet not be put effectually into our inwards: Al∣so, what this inward deep work of Grace is, with the signs and effects of it.
- SERMON XCI. Of the order and method that God takes in our Conversion: First working in us inward principles, and then causing us to walk in his statutes, opposite to the Doctrines of Pelagians, Papists, Arminians, and Moral Philosophy: Also, signs to discover whether our outward duties proceed from Grace within, or from Humane respects.
- SERMON XCII. That true principles of Grace within, must needs demonstrate them∣selves by an outward godly life.
- SERMON XCIII. Gods not onely infusing the inward principles of Grace, but also vouchsafing his quickning, actuating, assisting Grace unto his people, inabling them to walk in his statutes, maintained against Pelagians, Arminians and Papists: Also, the happy condition of those who have this latter Grace, as well as the former.
- SERMON XCIV. Shewing that true Converts make godliness their ordinary practice: And what to walk in Gods statutes implies.
- SERMON XCV. That converted persons are very careful and tender of the worship of God, observing that, and onely that which he hath com∣manded.
- SERMON XCVI. Of Righteousness and Equity between man and man: And how tender and conscientious a true convert is therein.
- SERMON XCVII. The Hammer of Arminianism, demonstrating, That God convert∣ing and changing a sinner, works after an Omnipotent efficacious and irresistible manner, against the Patrons of Freewill, and power of man to supernatural things.
- SERMON XCVIII. The freeness of Gods grace in conversion, displayed and maintained against Arminians and others.