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LEARNED AND REVEREND
JOHN SCOTT, D. D.
SOMETIME RECTOR OF ST. GILES'S IN THE FIELDS.
THE SIXTH VOLUME.
Of the worth and excellency of the soul.
Matt. xvi. 26. What is a man profited, if he shall gain the
whole world, and lose his own soul ? or what shall a man
give in exchange for his soul?
The connection and explication of the text, 3. The ines-
timable price and value of the soul of man, in respect of its
own natural capacities, represented under four heads, viz.
its capacity of understanding, 6. of moral perfection, 7. of
pleasure and delight, 9. of immortality, 12. Of what esteem
the soul is in the judgment of those who know the best worth
of it, viz. the whole world of spirits, 16–26. Four inferences
from hence, 27. What is meant by losing one's soul ex-
plained, 35. The soul liable to a sevenfold damage in the
other world, 36. Seven causes of the danger we are in of in-
curring this damage, 52. Men may forsake Christ, and
thereby lose their souls four ways: by a total apostasy, 69.
by renouncing the profession of his doctrine, 70. by obstinate
heresy, 72. by a wilful course of disobedience, of which
there are three degrees; the first proceeds from a wilful ig-
norance of Christ's laws, the second from a wilful incon-
sideration of our obligation to them, the third from an obsti-
nacy in sin against knowledge and consideration, 73. Four
reasons why our forsaking of Christ infers this fearful loss of
our souls, 79. That God, if he be so determined, may, with-
out any injury either to his justice or goodness, detain lost
souls in the bondage of hell for ever, proved in six proposi -
tions, 89. That God is actually determined so to do, de-
monstrated by three arguments, 99. A comparison between
the gain of the world and the loss of a man's soul, in six par-
ticulars, whereby it is shewn of which side the advantage
Of the divinity and incarnation of our Saviour.
John i. 14. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among
us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only be-
gotten of his Father,) full of grace and truth.
A general explication of this term, the Word, 125. A full
account of it in four propositions, shewing that it was de-
rived from the theology of the Jews and Gentiles, 126. That
we ought to fetch the sense of it from that ancient theology,
131. That in that theology it signifies a vital and divine sub-
sistence, 133. and that our Saviour, to whom it is applied in
the New Testament, is that vital and divine subsistence, 136.
To be the Word of God denotes four things: to be
of the mind of the Father; to be the perfect image of that
mind; to be the interpreter of the Father's mind; and to be
the executor of it: and in these is founded the reason of our
Saviour's being called the Word, 139. What we are to un-
derstand by the Word's being made fesh, 148. Five infer-
ences from this doctrine, 150. What is meant by the Word's
dwelling among us, explained, 161. His dwelling among us
full of grace, explained in five particulars, 170. His dwelling
among us full of truth, explained in general, 185. Four in-
stances of his dwelling among us full of truth, in contradis-
tinction to that obscure typical way of his tabernacling among
the Jews, 193. Four inferences, the first from his dwelling
among us, 203. the second from his dwelling among us full
of grace; and that, 1. in respect of his own personal dispo-
sition, 208. 2. of his laws, 211. 3. of the gracious pardon
which he hath procured for us and promised to us, 213.
4. of the abundant assistance he is ready to vouchsafe us, 215.
and 5. of the glorious recompense he hath promised to and
prepared for us, 217. The third, from his dwelling among
us full of truth, 219. The fourth, from all these laid to-