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PRINTED BY MILLS, JOWETT, AND MILLS,
REV. RICHARD BAXTER.
THE LIFE OF FAITH.
RICHARD EDWARDS, CRANE COURT, FLEET STREŁT, LONDON.
THE TWELFTH VOLUME.
THE LIFE OF FAITH.
What Faith is
The text opened.
The grounds of the certainty of Faith briefly intimated..
Why God will have us live by Faith, and not by sight
Use 1. To inform us what a Christian or believer is; des-
Use 2. The reason why believers are more serious in matters
of religion, than unbelievers are.
Use 3. Of examination :
The misery of unbelievers
Marks of a true Faith
Use 4. Exhortation to the serious exercise of Faith....
Some assisting suppositions
How those will live who thus believe; opened in certain
Motives to live by a foreseeing Faith on things not seen
The conclusion. 1. Exhorting to live by Faith. 2. And to
promote this life in others.
CHAP. I. The conviction and reproof of hypocrites, who
live contrary to the Faith which they profess
CHAP. II. A general exhortation to live as believers
III. An exhortation to the particular duties of be-
CHAP. I. The Believer's Directory must shew, 1. How to
strengthen Faith. 2. How to use it,
And 1. For the first, the order of the presupposed
natural verities is briefly mentioned
JI. The true method of inquiry into the supernatu-
ral evidences of Faith, and the rules therein to be
III. The proper evidence of Faith. The Spirit and
the image of God himself
IV. The image of God's wisdom on the Christian
religion. Its wonderful method opened, in thirty
instances. Six more instances.
V. The image of God's goodness and holiness on
the Christian religion, in thirty instances
VI. The image of God's power upon the Christian re-
ligion, in twenty instances
VII. The means of making known all this to us in-
fallibly. How the first witnesses knew it. How
the next age and churches knew it. How we know
it. Twenty especial historical traditions of Chris-
tianity, and matters of fact. What the Spirit's
witness to Christianity is
VIII. Twelve further Directions to confirm our faith
IX. Twenty general Directions how to use Faith, or
to live by it, when it is confirmed. What Chris-
tian Faith is. Errors about it ...,
CHAP. I. How to live by Faith on God ..
II. How to live by Faith on Jesus Christ
Abuses of the doctrine of redemption. The extent
of it. Of Christ's office. His merits and sacrifice.
III. How to live by Faith on the Holy Ghost. Of
the Trinity. Several doubts resolved about believ-
ing in the Holy Ghost. Of giving the Spirit. His
operations. Whether love to God, or faith in