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CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY: :

OR, A SUM OF

PRACTICAL THEOLOGY,

AND

CASES OF CONSCIENCE.

DIRECTING CHRISTIANS, HOW TO USE THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND FAITH; HOW TO IMPROVE ALL HELPS AND MEANS, AND TO PERFORM ALL DUTIES; HOW TO OVERCOMETEMPTATIONS,

AND TO ESCAPE OR MORTIFY EVERY SIN.

IN FOUR PARTS.

1. CHRISTIAN ETHICS, (OR PRIVATE DUTIES.)
II. CHRISTIAN ECONOMICS, (OR FAMILY DUTIES.)
III. CHRISTIAN ECCLESIASTICS, (OR CHURCH DUTIES.)
IV. CHRISTIAN POLITICS, (OR DUTIES TO OUR RULERS AND NEIGHBOURS.

PART 1.-Continued.

CHRISTIAN ETHICS, (OR PRIVATE DUTIES.)

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DIRECTIONS against Pride, and for Humility
What they are. The inward Seemings of Pride, that are not

Pride. The outward Seemings of Pride that are not it.
The Counterfeits of Humility. Signs of the worst part
of Pride against God. Signs of the next degrees of Pride
against God. Signs of Pride in and about Religious Duties.
Signs of Pride in common Converse. The dreadful Con-
sequents of Pride. A summary of the Signs of Humility.
Many Considerations and Helps against Pride

ibid.

PART VI.

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Directions against Covetousness, Love of Riches, and Worldly

Cares.....
What Love of Riches is lawful: and what unlawful : and

what is Covetousness. The malignity of it. The signs of
it. Counterfeits or false signs of one not covetous, which
deceive many. False signs or appearances of Covetousness,
that cause many to be falsely accused. Means to destroy it ibid.
VOL. III.

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PART VII.

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Directions against the Master Sin : Sensuality, Flesh-pleasing,

or Voluptuousness
The nature of Flesh-pleasing. What meant by Flesh: and

what is man's Corruption. What Flesh-pleasing is unlaw-
ful, and how far a sin. The malignity of the sin. The
Plea or Excuses of Flesh-pleasers answered. Counterfeits of
Mortification or Temperance, which deceive many Flesh-
pleasers. Seemings of Sensuality which are not it. The
Enmity of the Flesh .

ibid.

CHAPTER V.

FURTHER SUBORDINATE DIRECTIONS FOR THE NEXT GREAT

DUTIES OF RELIGION; NECESSARY TO THE RIGHT PER-
FORMANCE OF THE GRAND DUTIES.

And first, Directions for Redeeming as well as Improving

Time. What is Time here, and what are Opportunities.
What Redeeming it is. To what Uses, and from what,
and by what Time must be redeemed ....

119
Tit. 1. Directions Contemplative for improving Time.... 124
Tit. 2. Directions Contemplative for taking the due season 143
Tit. 3. Directions Practical for improving Time..

148
Rules to know what Time must be spent in ....

150
Tit. 4. Thieves or Time-wasters to be watched against... 156
1. Sloth. 2. Excess of sleep. 3. Inordinate adorning of the

body. 4. Pomp and curiosity in attendance, house,
furniture, provision, entertainment, compliment and servi-
tude to the humour of Time-wasters. 5. Needless feasting,
gluttony, and tippling. 6. Idle talk. 7. Vain and sinful
company.

8. Pastimes, inordinate recreations, sports,
plays. 9. Excess of worldly business and cares. 10. Vain
and sinful thoughts. 11. Reading vain books, romances,
play-books, &c., and vain studies. 12. An angodly heart,

which doth all things for a carnal end.
Tit. 5. On whom the Duty of redeeming Time is principally

incumbent. Eight sorts especially called to redeem Time 168

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