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-to comfort, establish, and edify experienced Christians in the truth-and to promote practical piety and godliness.
Minister of the Gospel at Geneva, State of New-York.
Extract from a review of Dr. BELLAMY'S "True Religion De lineated," in the London Evangelical Magazine.
"The value of Dr. BELLAMY'S writings is already well known to the religious world: but we are obliged to the Rev. ANDREW FULLER for his history and recommendation of this work: which, we hope, will introduce it to those persons who are yet unacquainted with it. The Author's leading object is, to discriminate between the Law and the Gospel: and to define and illustrate the duties which they respectively require. We hope that the circulation of this volume will be as extensive as its contents are interesting and important; and that STUDENTS of DIVINITY especially, will avail themselves of the information. which it contains."
Mr. Benedict's Sermon delivered at the Funeral of Mr. Bellamy,
The infinite glory and amiableness of God lays us under such an obligation
But since it requires no more than all the heart, it is just and equal.
It being upon a level with our natural capacities.
And our inability to perfect holiness arises only from our badness.
We are wholly to blame for not perfectly conforming to it.
Even the heathen are without excuse.
Much more inexcusable are those who enjoy the benefit of divine revelation. 170
From any love whatsoever, that arises merely from self-love.
And lays the foundation for all true obedience,
And is that whereby true religion is distinguished from all counterfeits.
Therefore they must be such as we cannot resist, or we shall never be re-
And it is natural to suppose, that he who in such wise begins this work, will
Or, if the law means something else than what is supposed.
What influence have false notions of the law on men's religion?
Can a man, merely from self-love, love God more than himself?
Are we to blame for our spiritual blindness ?
Or for our corrupt nature?
Why do not mankind see the sinfulness of it?
Do all actual sins proceed from it?
What is it that brings awakened sinners to take all the blame to themselves,
Does God's withholding the sanctifying influences of his Holy Spirit lessen
Why does the scripture, in some places, speak of the external advantages of
What good does it do for sinners to use the means of grace?
What is the shortest and easiest method to bring the main controversies be-
In what sense are wicked men ignorant of their own hearts?
Who was constituted our public head,
-GOD was not moved to provide a Saviour for us, under any notion that
The faith of the legal and of the evangelical hypocrite described.
-The everlasting life promised to believers, implies the everlasting love
Various questions occasionally considered in the second discourse.
What is the difference between the law of nature and the first covenant ?
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What is it that does most commonly convince men of the doctrine of origin-
Why is original sin no oftener spoken of in scripture ?
Were we by the fall brought into a state of being worse than not to be?
Does it render sin a less evil, or take away its natural ill desert ?
Does it move the divine compassion?
Are the elect, before faith, as much under the wrath of GoD as others, not-
Wherein consists our need of CHRIST, and when is it seen?
Are all the common mercies, which mankind enjoy, the effects of CHRIST'S
Is a confirmed habit of grace before the first act of faith, or after?
An Election Sermon, preached at Hartford, May 13, 1762.