|Author:||Teate, Faithful, b. 1621.|
|Title:||A Scripture-map of the wildernesse of sin, and vvay to Canaan. Or The sinners way to the saints rest.: Wherein the close bewildring sleights of sin, wiles of the Devill, and windings of the heart, as also the various bewildrings of lost sinners, yea, even of saints, before, in, and after conversion; the necessity of leaning upon Christ alone for salvation, with directions therein: as also, the evident and eminent danger of false guides, false wayes, false leaning-stocks, are plainly, and practically discovered. Being the summe of LXIV lecture sermons preached at Sudbury in Suffolk, on Cantic. 8.5. / By Faithful Teate, M.A. minister of the Gospel.|
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2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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A Scripture-map of the wildernesse of sin, and vvay to Canaan. Or The sinners way to the saints rest.: Wherein the close bewildring sleights of sin, wiles of the Devill, and windings of the heart, as also the various bewildrings of lost sinners, yea, even of saints, before, in, and after conversion; the necessity of leaning upon Christ alone for salvation, with directions therein: as also, the evident and eminent danger of false guides, false wayes, false leaning-stocks, are plainly, and practically discovered. Being the summe of LXIV lecture sermons preached at Sudbury in Suffolk, on Cantic. 8.5. / By Faithful Teate, M.A. minister of the Gospel.
Teate, Faithful, b. 1621.
London: Printed for G. Sawbridge at the Bible on Ludgate Hill, 1655.
TO My Dear Friends of the Burrough and Town of SƲDBƲRY; Together with all Christian Auditors of the ensuing Lectures.
THE Author to the Ingenuous READER.
CHAP. I. Containeth the Preface, sense of the Text, reasons of the sense, Inscription and parts of the discourse, proofs of the first Doctrine, Explication and Application of it in the first branch; shewing the entrance into wilder∣ness-sin to be fair and facile.
CHAP. II. Containeth the progress in wilderness-sin dismal, destru∣ctive; of the second branch of the first Doctrine, shewing the dismalness of wilderness-sin, in two things, because both are barren and fruitless; dry and moi∣stureless.
CHAP. III. Containeth the Explication of the third and fourth con∣sideration, shewing the dismalness of wilderness sin, because solitary and companionless, desolate and pro∣visionless.
CHAP. IV. Containeth the two last considerations shewing the dis∣malness of wilderness-sin, because both are wayless, waste and husbandless: As also the application of the first consideration: Exhortation, Labor to finde Christ to thy soul a Gardiner to make thee fruitful.
CHAP. V. Carryeth on the general Exhortation, Labor to finde thy soul a fruitful garden unto Christ, &c.
CHAP. VI. Answereth this Query, How may the soul of a bar∣ren, &c. wilderness, become unto Christ a fruitful &c. garden? with many precious promises unto wilderness-like souls.
CHAP. VII. Containeth the Explication of the destructiveness of the progress in wilderness-sin, because of famine, thorns, serpents, wilde beasts, &c.
CHAP. VIII. Containeth the Application of the former Chapter.
CHAP. IX. Containeth the third Branch or Evidence of the first Do∣ctrine, showing that the coming out of the wilder∣ness of sin is difficult, and (as to our own power) despe∣rate.
CHAP. X. Adds four other Reasons, and concludes the first Doctrine with Application; as also a word of Caution, what use ought not to be made of this doctrine, That sin is a wilderness.
The second part of this Treatise, discovereth the bewildred or lost estate of every unconverted SOƲL.
CHAP. I. Contains the general proof of the point, and begins the Induction of Particulars. First Particular, We are conceived and born in the wilderness of Sin, proved and applyed.
CHAP. II. Contains the second, third, and fourth Particulars; that from the womb in the wilderness; boys and girls; yong men and maidens in the wilderness of sin: proved and applyed.
CHAP. III. A fifth particular, to wit, that mans estate is a bewil∣dred estate, the world is a wilderness, proved gene∣rally, proved particularly; the first particular, pover∣ty a wilderness, opened and applyed.
CHAP. IV. Riches a wilderness to the unregenerate, opened and ap∣plyed.
CHAP. V. Old Age a wilderness to the unregenerate, opened and ap∣plyed.
CHAP. VI. The dying hour a bewildring hour to lost souls, and Hell a wilderness to departing sinners, opened, and ap∣plyed.
CHAP. VII. Containing the discovery of the Point in three Queries. Qu. 1. What advantages Satan hath to bewilder Souls. 1. From our selves, our hearts are a Wilderness, proved and applied.
CHAP. VIII. Contains further proof and discovery.
CHAP. IX:pntaines the second advantage from our selves, our hearts are tempters into the wildernesse, opened and ap∣plyed.
CHAP. X. The second sort of Advantages Satan hath from himselfe, largely opened.
CHAP. XI. Contains its further opening and im∣provement.
CHAP. XII. Quest. What paines Satan takes to bewilder soules, opened and applyed.
CHAP. XIII: Contains the third Querie what are the meanes of Soul-bewildrings, unfolded in the gene∣rall, particular false waies opened.
CHAP. XIV. Second sort of bewildring meanes, false Guides. 3. False Guidances, Multitude, evill Ma∣gistrates, evill Ministers.
CHAP. VI. There are other bewildring Guidances. Professing Hipocrites, Erring Saints, mistaken duty.
CHAP. XVI. Containes two last bewildring Guides
CHAP. XVII. Containes the third sort of bewildring meanes, viz. Darknesse, with foure generall Considerations con∣cerning soules bewildred therein, applyed.
CHAP. XVIII. Containes particular sorts of bewildring darknesse. 1. Sort before conversion, in six particu∣lars, Opened.
CHAP. XIX. Containes the second sort of bewildring darknesse, viz In conversion, whereof three kinds. 1. Such as relate to our selves. Foure particu∣lars removed.
CHAP. XX. Contains the second kind of bewildring darkenesse in conversion. viz. relating to God in foure particulars removed.
CHAP. XXI. Containes the third kind of bewildring darkness, viz. re∣lating to the way of reconciliation betwixt us and God in three particulars, under the last whereof this question is resolved, what humiliation is sufficient to reconciliation.
CHAP. XXII. Containes the third sort of Bewildring darkness, vz. after conversion in three particulars, the first whereof in this Chapter: viz. Declaring our first Love.
CHAP. XXIII. Two farther particulars, dark providences on Gods part, and backslidings on our parts, darkning our comforts; as also two particulars darkning our graces.
CHAP. XXIV. Containes the fourth meanes of bewildring. viz. False Lights (or ignes fatui) explained.
CHAP. XXV. Contains the Application of the foregoing Chapter.
CHAP. XXVI. Containes the Collaterall doctrine, that every unregene∣rate soule, is a lost soule, expounded and improved.
The third Part of this Treatise, discovers the great con∣cernment of lost Soules. viz. to come up from the Wilderness of sinne.
CHAP. I. Containes two precious Doctrines. 1. That there is a way from the Wildernesse of sinne. 2. That it is an uphill way. The latter is largely opened and applyed.
CHAP. II. Containes the third maine Doctrine, That it greatly concernes lost soules to come up from the wildernesse of sinne, discovered and applyed with choice directi∣ons thereunto.
The fourth Part of this Treatise, disco∣covers the onely way of salvation to lost soules, viz. Leaning up∣on the Lord Jesus.
CHAP. I. Containes the proofe by way of Removall of nine false leaning Stocks.
CHAP. II. Begins five Queries. 1. Who are fit to leane. Answ. The weake and weary. How weaknesse fits for lean∣ing on Christ, opened and applyed.
CHAP. III. Discovers how soule-weariness fits for Christ; Opened and applyed.
CHAP. IV. Containes a farther joynt discovery of this weaknesse and wearinesse: also improvement to the weaken∣ing of your Christless strength.
CHAP. V. Containes farther improvement by a designe to weary you, notwithstanding your Christless refreshments.
CHAP. VI. Containes Querie second, for what are lost soules to leane upon Christ. Answer 1. For all their strength.
CHAP. VII. Containes Answer 2d. Lost soules are to leane on Christ for all their rest.
CHAP. VIII. Containes Querie third, what the saving leaning upon Christ is. 1. As to the Object. How Christ was pre∣pared to be the strength of the weake, and stay of the weary: 1. By his estate of Humiliation.
CHAP. IX. How Christ was prepared to be the strength and stay of weake and weary soules, by his estate of exaltation.
CHAP. X. Containes the reason why so few receive strength and refreshment from Christ, that yet seeme to leane upon Christ.
CHAP. XI. Discovers the spring of this leaning Act, viz. Interest in him whom we leane upon. 1. Question, What this interest imports? Answer, An Assent and Consent. The Assent described.
CHAP. XII. The consent described. Direction how to improve this interest; As also the third Consideration opening this leaning, as to the Notion of the word.
CHAP. XIII. Discovers the nature of this leaning-act in four Parti∣culars. Fourth Querie propounded, what are the hin∣derances of this leaning? Two negative hinder∣ances. 1. Few need him. 2. Few feel him:
CHAP. XIV. Containes three Negative Hinderances, few like Christs Port, Person, Discourse, Carriages: and why?
CHAP. XV. Few like Christs Estate, and why: Considerations op∣posed to the foresaid hinderances, viz. How soules may come to the needing and feeling of Christ.
CHAP. XVI. Convincing Christs lovelinesse by removing the forego∣ing prejudices.
CHAP. XVII. A removall of remaining prejudices.
CHAP. XVIII. A farther removall of remaining prejudices.
CHAP. XIX. A yet farther removall of remaining prejudices.
CHAP. XX. Discovers positive Hinderances. The two first, viz. leaning to
CHAP. XXI. Two other positive Hinderances leaning to
CHAP. XXII. Containeth next the danger of leaning to our own
CHAP. XXIII. Contains disswasives from leaning upon sinne or Satan:
CHAP. XXIV. Disswasives from leaning upon the World ampli∣fied.
CHAP. XXV. Containes the improvement of the whole by way of Exhortation and Direction, how to improve Christ as the onely Guide.
CHAP. XXVI. Containes Exhortation and direction how to Improve Christ as the onely may out of the Wilder∣nesse of Sin.