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. IV. Wherein is handled the Nature of Sanctifying Grace, under the Title of Regeneration, with the Counterfeit thereof.
- SERMON XXXIV. John 3. 3. Jesus answered and said, Verily, verily, Unless a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of heaven. Shewing what the New-birth or Regeneration is.
- SERMON XXXV. John 3. 10. Art thou a Master in Israel, and knowest not these things? Shewing how ignorant, men of great Learning and outwardPage [unnumbered] Righteousness in the world, may be of Regeneration.
- SERMON XXXVI. John 3. 6. That which is born of the flesh is flesh. The ground of the necessity of Regeneration is the corruption of mens nature.
- SERMON XXXVII. John 3. 8. The winde bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, nor whi∣ther it goeth, &c. Of the Unexpressablenesse of this New life.
- SERMON XXXVIII. John 3. 3. Unless a man be born again he cannot see the Kingdome of heaven. Laying open the Counterfeits of the New-birth.
- SERMON XXXIX. Declaring what both by Duty and Priviledge a son of God is, which he becometh by the New-birth.