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. II. Containing many true Signes of Grace.
- SERMON XII. 1 John 2. 3. And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his Com∣mandments. Handling Obedience as a sign of Grace.
- SERMON XIII. 2 Cor. 1. 12. For our rejoycing is this, the testimony of our Conscience, that in godly simplicity and sincerity, &c. Handling Sincerity as a sign of Grace.
- SERMON XIV. 1 John 3. 9, 10. Whosoever is born of God sinneth not, because the seed abi∣deth in him; neither can be sin, because he is born of God: In this the children of God are manifest. That Opposition against, and Abstinence from sin, is a sign of Grace.
- SERMON XV. Psalm 26. 2. Examine me (O Lord) and prove me, try my reins and heart. That for a man to be willing to have his soul searched by God, is a sign of Grace.
- SERMON XVI. John 15. 2. Ana every branch that beareth fruit he purgeth, that it may bring forth more fruit. Growth in Grace, a sign of Grace.
- Page [unnumbered]SERMON XVII. 1 John 4. 13. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. Spirituall performance of Duties a sign of Grace.
- SERMON XVIII. 1 John 3. 18. We know that we have passed from death to life because we love the Brethren. Love to the Godly is a sign of Grace.