The Mode Of Obtaining The Grace Of Christ,The Benefits It Confers And The Effects Resulting From It
The benefits of Christ made available to us by the secret operation of the Spirit.
Of faith. The definition of it. Its peculiar properties.
Regeneration by faith. Of repentance.
Penitence, as explained in the sophistical jargon of the schoolmen, widely different from the purity required by the Gospel.
Of the modes of supplementing satisfaction--viz. indulgences and purgatory.
The life of a Christian man. Scriptural arguments exhorting to it.
A summary of the Christian life. Of self-denial.
Of bearing the cross--one branch of self-denial.
Of meditating on the future life.
How to use the present life, and the comforts of it.
Of justification by faith, both the name and the reality defined.
Necessity of contemplating the judgment-seat of God, in order to be seriously convinced of the doctrine of gratuitous justification.
Two things to be observed in gratuitous justification.
The beginning of justification. In what sense progressive.
The boasted merit of works subversive both of the glory of God, in bestowing righteousness, and of the certainty of salvation.
Refutation of the calumnies by which it is attempted to throw odium on this doctrine.
The promises of the law and the Gospel reconciled.
The righteousness of works improperly inferred from rewards.
Of Christian liberty.
Of prayer--a perpetual exercise of faith. The daily benefits derived from it.
Of the eternal election, by which God has predestined some to salvation, and others to destruction.
This doctrine confirmed by proofs from Scripture.
Refutation of the calumnies by which this doctrine is always unjustly assailed.
Election confirmed by the calling of God. The reprobate bring upon themselves the righteous destruction to which they are doomed.
Of the last resurrection.
INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION. BOOK THIRD.