|Author:||Spurstowe, William, 1605?-1666.|
|Title:||The wels of salvation opened: or, a treatise discovering the nature, preciousnesse, usefulness of Gospel-promises, and rules for the right application of them. By William Spurstowe, D.D. pastor of Hackney near London. Imprimatur, Edm. Calamy.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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The wels of salvation opened: or, a treatise discovering the nature, preciousnesse, usefulness of Gospel-promises, and rules for the right application of them. By William Spurstowe, D.D. pastor of Hackney near London. Imprimatur, Edm. Calamy.
Spurstowe, William, 1605?-1666.
London: Printed by T.R. & E.M. for Ralph Smith, at the Bible in Cornhil, near the Royal Exchange, 1655.
Promises -- Religious aspects
TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE, Edward, Earle of MANCHESTER, Vicount Mandeville, Baron of KIMBOLTON.
THE WELLS OF Salvation OPENED.
CHAP. 1. In which the words of the Text are opened, and the Principal particulars to be handled, proposed.
CHAP. II. In which is declared what a pro∣mise is.
CHAP. III. In which the excellency, and precious∣nesse of the promises is demonstrated in three particulars.
SECT. 1. Christ the root of the promises.
SECT. 2. The promises the root of Faith.
SECT. 3. The things promised precious.
CHAP. IV. In which is discovered the noble effect of the Promises.
SECT. 1. The Promises the Word of life.
CHAP. V. The promises grounds of matchlesse consolations in foure particulars.
SECT. 1. Comforts of the Promises.
CHAP. VI. Containing positive rules directing to the right use of the promises.
SECT. 1. Eye God in the promises.
SECT. 2. Eye free grace.
SECT. 3. Eye Gods Power.
SECT. 4. The unchangeablenesse of the promiser confirmes Faith.
SECT. 5. The consideration of the wisdome of the Pro∣miser establisheth faith.
CHAP. VII. Containing the 2, 3, 4, 5. positive rules for the right application of the pro∣mises.
SECT. 1. Rule 2. Promises in their performance conditional.
SECT. 2. Rule. 3. There is a dependency of one Promise on ano∣ther, which must not be broken, nor in∣verted.
SECT. 3. Rule. 4. Meditate seriously, frequently on the Pro∣mises.
SECT. 4. Rule 5. Be much in the application of the Promises.
CHAP. VIII. Containes five other positive Rules for the right application of the Pro∣mises.
SECT. 1. Rule. 6. Continue in a holy waiting upon God.
SECT. 2. Rule. 7. Make choice of some special promises to re∣sort to in extremity.
SECT. 3. Rule. 8. Consider of the examples to whom promises have been fulfilled.
SECT. 4. Rule. 9. Preserve communion with the holy Spirit en∣tire.
SECT. 5. Rule. 10. Be truly thankful for the least dawnings of mercie.
CHAP. IX. Cautionary Rules for the application of the Promises.
SECT. 1. Rest not in a general faith.
SECT. 2. Rule. 2. Pore not on the measure of Humiliation.
CHAP. X Containing the 3, 4, 5th. Cautionary, Rules for the application of the Pro∣mises.
SECT. 1. Cau. 3. Eye not Providences more then Promises.
SECT. 2. Cau. 4. Take heed of curiosity in selecting promises.
SECT. 3. Cau. 5. Take heed of carnal reasonings.
CHAP. XI. Containing the sixth and seventh Cau∣tionary Rules for application of the Promises.
SECT. 1. Cau. 6. Take heed of groundlesse fancies concerning the manner of receiving Comfort.
SECT. 2. Cau. 7. Let not thy heart out on earthly Objects.
CHAP. XII. In which divers Queries are resolved.
SECT. 1. Faith is not a full assurauce.
CHAP. XIII. In which the second Query is resolved.
SECT. 1. How farre a believer ought to censure himselfe, after atrocious sinnes.
SECT. 2. How farre a believer ought not to charge himselfe with atro∣cious sinnes.
CHAP. XIV. In which the third Query is re∣solved, viz. What use may be made of such promises as we cannot expect to see the performance of?
CHAP. XV. Wherein the fourth Query is resolved, viz. Whether believers alwayes enjoy the comfort of assurance in death?
CHAP. XVI. What use is to be made of temporal Promises.
SECT. 1. Why God hath made such various promises of temporall mercies to his people under the Law.
SECT. 2. Foure benefits come to believers by looking to temporall promises.
SECT. 3. Five assertions directing to the right under∣standing of temporall promises.
CHAP. XVII. It is an horrible sinne to neglect or abuse the Promises; Aggravated in five particulars.
CHAP. XVIII. Foure differences between the promises of God, and Satan.
CHAP. XIX. The worst estate of a beleever is better then the best estate of unbelievers.
CHAP. XX. Grounds of thankfulnesse for precious promises.
CHAP. XXI. Motives to act fath in the Promises.
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