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A TREATISE CONCERNING RELIGIOUS AFFECTIONS, IN THREE

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PART I. Concerning the nature of the affections and their importance in

Religion

Sect. 1. Previous remarks on the affections

11. True religion lies much in affections

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111. Inferences from the doctrine

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PART II. Shewing what are no certain signs that religious affections are

truly gracious, or that they are not

Sect. 1. Raised very high, are no sign

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11. Great effects on the body, are no sign

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111. Fluency and fervour, are no sign

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oy. Tbat they are not excited by us, is no sign

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v. That they come with texts of scripture, is no sign

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vi. That there is an appearance of love, is no sign

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VII. Religious affections of many kinds, are no sign

VIIS. Joys following in a certain order; are no siga

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1x. Much time and zeal in duty, are no sign

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x. Much expression of praise, is no sign

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xi. Great confidence, is no certain sign

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XII. Affecting relations, are no sign

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PART III. Sbewing what are distinguishing signs of truly gracious and holy

affections.

Introductory remarks

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SECT. 1. Gracious affections are from divine influence

11. Their object is the excellence of divine things

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111. They are founded on the moral excellency of objects 151

iv. They arise from divine illumination

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y. They are attended with a conviction of certainty

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vr. They are attended with erangelical humiliation

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vir. They are attended with a change of nature

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vist. They beget and promote the temper of Jesus

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1x. Gracious affectionis soften the heart

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x. They have beautiful symmetry and proportion

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xr. False affections rest satisfied in themselves

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x11. Their fruit is Christian practice

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X111. Christian practice is the chief sign to others

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xiv. Christian practice is the chief sign to ourselves

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APPENDIX TO THE TREATISE ON THE AFFECTIONS.

LETTER I. To Mr. GILLESPIE, in answer to objections

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II. To Mr. GILLESP18, in answer to further objections

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