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. VII. Of the Sanctifying work of the Spirit under the nation of Grace, with the Counterfeit of it.
- SERMON L. Hebr. 13. 9. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace. Page [unnumbered] not with meats, that have not profited them that have been occupied therein. Of the hearts being established with Grace, and in what sense it is so.
- SERMON LI. Shewing why Grace in the heart is better then unnecessary Disputes in the head, together with rules how to manage Disputes and Controversies without prejudice to Grace.
- SERMON LII. That there is a work of God upon a mans heart, which is called Grace: And why inward holinesse is called Grace.
- SERMON LIII. Characters and Properties of a Gracious man.
- SERMON LIV. Rom. 2. 15. And shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, &c. Of the Counterfeit of inherent Grace, viz. Naturall honesty: And why God hath continued in wicked men the use of Conscience.
- SERMON LV. Shewing the causes of the senselesness, silence and stupidity of the Consciences of most men.
- SERMON LVI. Shewing how prevalent Naturall conscience hath been in Heathens in reference to good Laws, Books, Affections, Lives; and how it should stir up Christians to jealousie.
- SERMON LVII. Demonstrating, that Naturall piety, Honesty and Sobriety, which is in Heathens or any others, is not Grace.
- SERMON LVIII. Of Ethicks or Morall Philosophy, that it leads not to salvation: And that the morall vertues of Temperance, Fortitude, Justice, Liberality, &c. are not Grace.