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. I. THe Doctrine of Assurance and Signes.
- SERMON I, II. 2 Corinth. 13. 5. Examine your selves whether ye be in the faith, prove your own selves, &c. How necessary and advantagious the Assurance of our being in the state of Grace is.
- SERMON III. Whether hypocrites may not attain to some measure of practicall Knowledge in matters of Religion.
- SERMON IV. That Assurance may be had.
- SERMON V. Handleth the adjuncts of Assurance, viz. The Possibility, Excel∣lency, Difficulty, and Necessity of having it.
- SERMON VI. Sheweth the difference between true Assurance and Presumption.
- SERMON VII. Containeth Remedies against carnall Confidence, with Directions to the Godly that mourn under the sense of the want of Gods fa∣vour. And why God doth deny Assurance, where he hath given Grace.
- SERMON VIII. Holdeth forth divers Propositions and distinctions about Marks and Assurance.
- Page [unnumbered]SERMON IX, X. Shewing the lawfulnesse and duty of proceeding by way of Signs: And proving that inherent gracious Qualifications within a man, evidence his Justification. And answering many Doubts about Signs.
- SERMON XI. Sheweth how many waies men may miscarry in the work of Self-Examination by Signes.