The eighth book of Mr Jeremiah Burroughs. Being a treatise of the evil of evils, or the exceeding sinfulness of sin. Wherein is shewed, 1 There is more evil in the least sin, than there is in the greatest affliction. 2 Sin is most opposite to God. 3 Sin is most opposite to mans good. 4 Sin is opposite to all good in general. 5 Sin is the poyson, or evil of all other evils. 6 Sin hath a kind of infiniteness in it. 7 Sin makes a man conformable to the Devil. All these several heads are branched out into very many particulars.
Burroughs, Jeremiah, 1599-1646., Goodwin, Thomas, 1600-1680.
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THE ALPHABETICAL TABLE.

    A
    • Addition
    • NO addition to sin can make it good. Page 18
      Affliction
    • Affliction is better than sin. 3
    • It's light. ibid
    • Christs the greatest. 8
    • Some good in it. 11
    • It is instrumentally good. 12
    • It is sanctified to the Soul. ibid
    • A fruit of Gods love. 13
    • Good annexed to it. 14
    • Good of Promise. ibid
    • Good of Evidence. 15
    • Good of Blessing. ibid
    • Affliction cannot make a man evil. 140
    • Affliction may stand with Gods love. 266
    • Affliction to sinners the be∣ginning and forerunner of all evil. 336, 337.
    • —Ripens them for de∣struction. 337
    • It is not mercy to be delive∣red from affliction when we are in a sinful way. 439
    • It is sometimes a judgement not to be afflicted. 443
      Approve
    • God approves no sin. 38
      Avoid
    • Some sin to avoid affliction 526
      Authority
    • Sin resists Gods Authority 65
      Attributes
    • Sin wrongs God in his At∣tributes 58
    • —They plead against sin∣ners 67
      Alsufficiency
    • Sin wrongs God in his Al∣sufficiency 59
    B
    • Beams
    • Beams of Gods wisdom in the light of nature 63
      Bitterness
    • Sin makes affliction bitter 330
      Bless
    • Saints bless God for affli∣ctions 16
    • —Not for sin ibid
    • Bless God for Christ 482
      Burden
    • Christs burden 127
    • Sin a burden to heaven and earth 321
      Beast
    • A sinner worse than a beast 370, 371
      Bondage
    • Sinners in bondage to the Devil 264, 265
      Bounds
    • No bounds to be set to our love of God, and hatred of sin 350, 351, 352.
    C
    • Capable
    • Sin is not capable of good 17
    • Men and Angels only ca∣pable of sin 73
      Charge
    • Job's false charge 1
    • Saints must charge their hearts 54
      Choice
    • Sin a worse choice than af∣fliction 2
    • The wicked choice 60
      Conscience
    • Conscience must not be strain'd 21
    • Trouble of Conscience be∣ing overcome, if men re∣turn to sin, they are worse 91
    • Make Conscience of all sins 450
    • Conscience troubled for sin what: 385, &c.
    • —It is the beginning Page  [unnumbered] of the second death 399, 409
      Cry
    • Saints cry unto God 16
      Creator
    • Sin wrongs God as a Crea∣tor 69
      Contrary
    • Nothing contrary to God but sin 35
    • Contraries seek the destru∣ction one of another 53
      Cause
    • God no cause of sin 37
      Creature
    • Creature comforts in order to God 38
    • All Creatures against sin∣ners 289
    • The Devil the lowest Crea∣ture 364
      Curse
    • Christ made a Curse 131
    • Sinners under the Curse 291
    • Sin is a Curse ibid
    • Sin brings a Curse upon the whole world 321
    • Sin brings a Curse upon al evil. 331
      Comforts
    • —Of wicked men, what: 279
    • No comfort by sin 432
      Confusion
    • Sin would bring all to con∣fusion 323
      Conformity
    • —To Christ, in suffer∣ings; to the Devil in sin 355, 356, 357, 358.
      Condemnation
    • Sin brings men under the sentence of it 277
    • Condemnation not recalled but transmitted to Christ 278
      Communion
    • —With God, what: 254
      Converse
    • They fit to converse that live the same life 254, 255
      Covenant
    • The Covenant of Grace keeps sin from taking a∣way the Image of God in the regenerate 256
      Consequence
    • —Of the Law and Gospel 492
      Course
    • Some get from affliction by sinful courses 534
    D
    • Deliberation
    • Sin needs no deliberation because wholly evil 29
      Disease
    • Sin compared to a disease 257
      Despise
    • Sin is despising of God 46
    • Who despise their souls 310
      Destruction
    • Sin seeks Gods destruction 54
      Devil
    • The Devil better than a base lust 61
    • Sin is Originally from the Devil 358, 359
    • Lay not all upon the Devil 360
    • Sins reference to the Devil 357, 358, 359, 360, 361, 362, 363
      Do
    • Few men know what they do when they sin against God 8
      Deceive
    • The way of the wicked de∣ceiveth 294
      Deliver
    • Delivering up to Satan, what: 377
    • Some bless themselves in sins, after their delive∣rance from Affliction 536
      Dealings
    • Gods dealings with the wicked and godly are different 440
      Draw
    • Draw not others to sin 492
      Defile
    • Sin defileth the soul 262
    • It defileth all things man meddleth with ibid
      Delight vide Joy
    • Delight in sins dreadful 462, 463, &c.
    • God takes delight in the souls that converse with him 255
      Departing
    • Sin a departing from God 285
      Despair
    • Despair is not from the depth of humiliation 86
    • —But from want of it ibid
      Divorce
    • It is hard to make a divorce between sin and the soul 90
      Displeasure
    • Gods displeasure against sin 113
    • —Against Angels 114
    • Page  [unnumbered] —Against Men 117
    • —Manifested in his law 118
    • —In its Terror and Curse 119
    • —In his severity against smal sins 119, 120 121
    • —His Wrath & Hell 122
    • Gods dealing also with his fore-shews his displea∣sure against sin 123, 124, &c.
    • Gods displeasure with his people 438, 439
      Deceit
    • Against deceit 466
    E
    • Enemy
    • Who Gods enemies 48
    • To whom God an enemy 285, 286
    • All the Creatures are ene∣mies to sinners 288, 289
      Encourage
    • Saints encouraged to bear afflictions 17
      End
    • Men think of three good ends in committing of sin 18
    • No good end in sin ibid
    • The end of the Agent and of the Act 44
    • Loss of the end worse than loss of means 75
    • Gods glory his end of crea∣tion 76
    • Mans end what 259
      Endless
    • —Torments 133, 134
      Enjoy
    • We cannot enjoy God and sinful wayes together 61
      Estate, vide Gettings
    • Wicked men usurpe not their Estates 280
    • —Have right to them and how ibid
      Eternity
    • The Eternity of all evil from sin 339
      Evil
    • —Sin the greatest 10
    • Of Two Evils to choose the least, no god axiome in point of sin 23
    • Sin makes a man evil 140
    • It's better to hear & reade evils than feel them 297
    F
    • Face
    • Gods face what 286
      Fight
    • Who fight against God 41
      Fuel
    • Prosperity is fuel to sin 436
      Full
    • Mens hearts full of sin 458
      Flouds
    • Flouds of wickedness 460
      Fear, vide Terror
    • Sin causeth fear 290
    • You must not fear affliction more than sin 517
      Feeling
    • Past feeling 473
    G
    • God
    • God needs not the Devil to help his Cause 21
      Good
    • Good in comparison vide Affliction 3
    • Good of Entity and Cau∣sality 11
    • Good by occasion 12
    • Good instrumentally ibid
    • Good and End is the same 258
    • Sin spoyls all good 320
      Grief
    • —Must be for others sins as well as for our own 103
      Guilt
    • Sin brings guilt 269
    • Guilt what ibid
    • Guilt makes men bloudy 270
    • Guilt takes away comfort 271
    • Guilt brings fear 272, 273, 274, 275
    • Only guilt makes sufferings evil 276
      Gettings
    • Gettings by sin cost dear 430
    • Gettings by sin are accursed 431, &c.
      Glory
    • Sin labors to frustrate God of his glory 75
    • It cannot frustrate Gods glory 76
    • God wil have his glory one way or other 78
    • Our good and Gods glory connexed 312
      Grace
    • An eternal Good 340, 346
    • In Grace no power to work except God works with it 359
    H
    • Hearts
    • Page  [unnumbered] The different working of the Saints hearts 15
    • The way to break a heart 96
    • Sin hardens the heart 297
      Hell
    • Hell is better than sin 4
      Humble
    • The way to humble the soul 34, & 47, 48, 49
    • Few humbled truly 84
      Holiness
    • Sin casts dirt upon Gods holiness 64
    • Holiness what 291
      Horror
    • —Is not true Humili∣liation 88
      House
    • The house where sin is, is worse than that which is haunted by the Devil 374, 375
      Harden
    • Prosperity hardens 442
      Hands
    • Concerning such as lay vio∣lent hands upon them∣selves 19
      Hate
    • God hates sin 38
    • Who hate God 44
    • The object of Gods hatred 265, 266, 267
    • Sinners hate themselves 310
      Humiliation
    • —For sin against God sanctifies his name 87
    • —It abides after pardon 89
    • —Makes a divorce from sin 91, 92
    • Exhortations to humilia∣tion for sin 471
    I
    • Image
    • Sin most opposite to the I∣mage of God in man 145, 146
    • The excellency of the image of God in man 147
    • Holiness the image of God 147, 148, 149, 150, 151
      Infinite
    • Infinite and less than infi∣nite cannot stand toge∣ther 345
    • A kind of infinitness in sin 345
    • Infinite power must over∣come sin 346
    • Sin hath infinite desert 347
    • Sin deserves infinite misery ibid
    • Infinite in time, and in de∣gree 348
    • An infinite price paid for sin 349
      Judgement
    • Examples of Gods judge∣ments upon sin 118, 119, 120, 121, 122
    • The difference of the judg∣ment of God, from the judgment of the world 142
    • Spiritual judgements the worst 502
      Joy
    • Against joy in sin 464 465, 466, 467, 468
    • Sin damps joy 468, 469
    K
    • Know
    • Few men know God or sin 80, 81
    • Sinners know not the ex∣cellency of the rational creature 306
    • They know not Gods holi∣ness 307
    • Four things must be known 327
      Knowledg
    • Knowledg of sin makes Christ precious 56
      Kingdom
    • —Of Christ, and of Sa∣tan, what 361, 362, 363
    L
    • Law
    • —The glass to see sin 124
      Light
    • Common light, and saving light 150
      Little
    • Call no sin little 448, 449, 450
      Lye
    • An Officious lye 19
    • Lye not to save the world 20
      Life
    • Sin strikes at the life of God in man, 151, 152, 256
    • What the life of God in man is 253
    • The life of man excellent 256
      Losses
    • A Christian may have many Crosses, but no Losses 340
      Liberty
    • Prosperity gives liberty to sin 437
    M
    • Mercy
    • Sin wrongs Gods Mercy 68
      Mediator
    • —Must be God & Man 82
      Page  [unnumbered]Ministry
    • Ministry of the Word is for our good 295
    • —And Gods glory ibid
    • —It makes sin bitter ib.
    • —Makes stomachs rise a∣gainst it 296
    • —A great Ordinance 323
      Magistracy
    • —A great Ordinance 324
      Marriners
    • —Englands strength 324, 325, 326
      Mean
    • Mean-men, who 252
      Malliciousness
    • Maliciousness in sin 312
      Means
    • Means to crush sin 323
      Melancholly
    • —Distinguished from trouble of Conscience 387, 388, 389, 390, 391 392, 393, 394, 395
    • —Six Differences of it 414, &c.
      Misery
    • Men freed from affliction may be in misery 426
    • Great misery when sin and affliction meet 504
    N
    • Nature
    • Sin in its nature opposite to God 35
    • Mans nature 253
      Necessity
    • No man brought to a ne∣cessity of sinning 24
    O
    • Omniscience
    • Gods Omniscience wron∣ged by sin 62
      Omnipresence
    • Gods Omnipresence wron∣ged by sin ib.
      Opposition
    • —Of sin to God in Four things 33
      Order
    • Sin breaks the worlds Or∣der 72
      Occasion
    • God takes occasion by sin 73
    • Affliction may occasion sin 141
    P
    • Persecute
    • Who persecute God 47
      Pleased
    • Saints never well pleased with sin 16
    • Pleased with Affliction ibid
      Price
    • A great price notes great∣ness of inisery, or of the Person 350
      Promises
    • The promises of sin are de∣lusions 25
      Possession
    • Satans possession of the heart 379
    • God hates not people pos∣sessed, but pitties them 380
      Portion
    • The Devil and wicked men have the same por∣tion 383
      Prosperity
    • Of prosperity by sin 428 429, 430
    • Of sin by prosperity 436, 437, 438
    • Prosperity a judgment to the wicked 441
      Plead
    • Plead no for sin 500
      Pardon
    • Some Saints grieve most after apprehension of Pardon 90
    • Pardon is a great mercy 445, 446
      Patience
    • —Of God to be admired 92
    • —Of Christ is perfect 233
      Power
    • Sin wrongs God in his power 65
    • Power in creatures a drop of Gods power in them 287
      Pray
    • Afflictions teach to pray 298
    R
    • Rebellion
    • Sin is rebellion 45
      Report
    • Martyrs have a good re∣port 6
      Repentance
    • —A continual act 89
      Resist
    • Sin resists God, how 42
      Revenge
    • Let out revenge upon sin 317
      Rejoyce
    • Saints rejoyce not in sin 16
    • Saints rejoyce in affliction ibid
      Redemption
    • Sin wrongs Christ in his work of Redemption 70
      Restore
    • Ill gotten goods must be re∣stored 432, 433, 434, 435
      Restitution
    • —According to the nature of the wrong 497
    S
    • Satisfie
    • Sin denies good in God to satisfie the soul 58
      Serviceable
    • No good thing ought to be Serviceable to sin 27
      Seed
    • Sin the seed of evil 293 Grace the seed of good ibid
      Shame
    • Shame better than sin 6, 7
    • Sin brings shame 303, 304, 305
    • Why Sinners not ashamed 306
      Sufferings
    • —Of Martyrs 5
    • The red glass of Christs sufferings 124
    • More in Christs sufferings than in any 134
      Speak
    • —For God 104, 105
      Strength
    • —Of Christ 133
    • Sin the strength of all evil 328, 329
      Striving
    • Striving against God, what 42
      Striking
    • Sin is a striking at God 50
      Spirit
    • Sin wrongs the Spirit of God 71
      Sweat
    • Christs sweat 128
      Strictness
    • Strictness of Gods people justified 448
      Separate
    • What separates men for God 291
    • What separates men from God 292
      Slave, vide Subject Soul
    • Christs Soul sufferings 401
      Sorrow
    • Christs sorrow 125
      Sin
    • —More evil than any misery 3, &c.
    • —A heavie Thing 7
    • —A Non-Entitie 11
    • —No good in the being of it ibid
    • —It is cause of no good 12
    • —It comes not from good 13
    • —No good annexed to it 14
    • —No good of Promise ibid
    • —Of Evidence ibid
    • —Of Blessing 15
    • Sin is Opposite to all good 319
    • Sin in its self is misery 354
    • Sin sells the soul to the devil 367
    • —Turns the soul into a Devil 368
      Sensible
    • Some more sensible of affli∣ction than sin 528
      Sinner
    • Every sinner guilty of all the sins in the World 362
      Succession
    • —Of Sin 362, 363
      Subject
    • Difference between a Slave, and a Subject 366
    T
    • Temptation
    • —To avoid 98
    • —Edward the 6th avoids it with tears 101
    • —No sin if not entertai∣ned 372
      Terror
    • What causeth terror 273, 274
      Thoughts
    • Thoughts of God terrible to some 273
      Truth
    • Sin wrongs God in his truth 67
    • Truth in its Latitude, the object of mans under∣standing 283
      Turns
    • Sin turns all good into evil 321
    • Exhortation to turn from sin 476
    V
    • Venture
    • No good should be ventu∣red for sin 26
      Venome
    • —Of sin 43
      Vile
    • A wicked person is a vile person 141, 144
      Useless
    • Wicked men useless men 29
      Undo
    • Man doth undo himself by sin 140, 262
      Union
    • What breaks Union 282. 284
    • Spiritual things Unite 282
    • Why mans soul is capable of Uuion with God 283, 284
    W
    • Wisdom
    • Sin wrongs God in his wisdom 63
      Weapons
    • Sinners fight against God with his own weapons 77
      Way
    • —Of the godly and wicked difference 441
      Worse
    • No man is worse for Affli∣ction, but for Sin 141
      Worth
    • All the men in the world not worth one Christian 143, 145
    • The end is worth the means 260, 261
      Work
    • Sin is not the work of God 25
    • Sin opposite to God in its working 41
      Wrong
    • What wrong sin doth to God 54
    • They who have wronged God, must do much for God 109, 110, 111, 112
    • —Sin wrongs the Soul 309
      Wrath
    • —Of God 125
    • Christ drinks the Cup of Gods wrath 129
    • What the wrath of God is 343
      Will
    • A Sinner exalts his will above Gods 64, 65
    • Fulfils the Devils will 363, 364, 365
      Walk
    • How God walks contrary to sinners 286
      Word
    • The Word must be prized 406, 407
    • The Word justified for threatning 455, 456
      Worm
    • Sin is the matter whereon the worm breeds 263
    • Wayes to kill the worm of Conscience here 26
    • The Blood of Christ cures the worm here 264
      Weight
    • —Of Sin, what 132
    • God weighs out Afflictions to Saints 334, 335
    • It is good to bring sins weight upon our selves 474
    Y
    • Youth
    • It is good to be godly in Youth 488
FINIS.