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.
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SECT. VIII. Treateth of the Nature of converting Grace, under the Notion of Washing or Sanctifying.

  • SERMON LIX. 1 Cor. 6. 11. And such were some of you, but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the Spirit of our God. To undeceive men, that think, though they live wickedly, yet they shall die happily: And how it comes to passe that men are so prone to deceive themselves.
  • SERMON LX. That Gods grace of conversion is sometimes vouchsafed to the worst of men.
  • SERMON LXI. Of the Washing and Cleansing of a sinner.
  • SERMON LXII. Of the Grace of God sanctifying a sinner.
  • SERMON LXIII. Signs and Characters of sanctified ones.
  • SERMON LXIV. The Counterfeit of Sanctification, That devotion in superstitious customes, or Gods own Ordinances, or in being externally in Co∣venant with God, do not really sanctifie a man.
  • SERMON LXV. Comfortable Directions to poor doubting Christians.