|Author:||White, John, 1575-1648.|
|Title:||A vvay to the tree of life discovered in sundry directions for the profitable reading of the Scriptvres : wherein is described occasionally the nature of a spirituall man, and, in A digression, the morality and perpetuity of the Fourth Commandment in every circumstance thereof, is discovered and cleared / by Iohn White ...|
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A vvay to the tree of life discovered in sundry directions for the profitable reading of the Scriptvres : wherein is described occasionally the nature of a spirituall man, and, in A digression, the morality and perpetuity of the Fourth Commandment in every circumstance thereof, is discovered and cleared / by Iohn White ...
White, John, 1575-1648.
London: Printed by M.F. for R. Royston ..., 1647.
Bible -- Reading.
Ten commandments -- Name of God -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
TO The right Worshipfull the Mayor, Re∣corder, Bailives, Burgesses, and the rest of the Inhabitants in the Burrough of Dorchester, in the County of Dorset; Grace be unto you and peace from God our Fa∣ther, and from our Lord Jesus Christ.
To the Author.
A Table of the title of the severall Chapters and Sections contained in the Treatise following.
DIRECTIONS FOR THE PROFITABLE Reading of the Scriptures.
CAP. I. Of the necessity of preparation thereunto.
CAP. II. Of the Authour of the holy Scriptures.
SECT. I. That they neither could, nor were fit to be given by any other then by God himself.
SECT. II. That the holy Scriptures appear evidently to be the Word of God.
MARK I. Of the style and phrase of the Scripture.
MARKE II. Of the subject or matter handled in the Scriptures.
MARK III. Of the powerfull effects of the Scriptures upon mens hearts, which discover them to be the Word of God.
CAP. III. The Scriptures which have God for their Au∣thour, must needs be of divine Authority.
CAP. IV. Of the Pen-men of the Scriptures, that they were holy men, inspired and guided in that work infallibly and wholly, by the Spirit of God.
CAP. V. Of the Subject or Matters handled in the Scri∣ptures, that the Scriptures containe all things necessary to salvation.
CAP. VI. Of the scope and end of the Scriptures, which is, Gods glory and mans salvation.
CAP. VII. Who they are that profit by reading the holy Scriptures; that they must be men of spiri∣tuall mindes.
SECT. I. The description of a spirituall man.
SECT. II. Of the spirituall mans operations.
SECT. III. Of Faith, and the two sorts of faith, Historicall, and Iustifying.
SECT. IIII. Of Spirituall Experience, the other meanes of com∣prehending things spiritually.
CAP. VIII. Of the choice of fit Times and Seasons for Reading the Scriptures.
CAP. IX. Of the Manner of Preparation before the Reading of the Scriptures.
CAP. X. Of reverend Attention and heedfull Observa∣tion in reading the Scriptures.
CAP. XI. Of duties after Reading the Scriptures, espe∣cially Meditation and Prayer.
CAP. XII. Directions for the right interpretation of the Scriptures.
CAP. XIII. Directions for raising observations out of the Scriptures for our owne instruction and edification.
SECT. I. Of the subject matters handled in the Scripture, and first of Gods works.
SECT. II. Of the Laws given by God to his Church, and Recorded in Scripture.
A Digression concerning the Mo∣rality of the Fourth Commandement.
SECT. I. That the Law of the Sabbath in the fourth Com∣mandement, is Morall, and therefore per∣petuall.
SECT. II. Answer to the Arguments against the Institution of the Sabbath in Paradise.
SECT. III. The morality and perpetuity of the Sabbath pro∣ved out of the fourth Commandement.
SECT. IV. A continuation of the consideration of the rest of the Laws recorded in the Scripture, with such instructions as may be drawn from them.
AN EXPLICATION Of the following DIRECTION For the Reading of the BIBLE over in a year.