Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

J 45

THE

WORKS

[blocks in formation]

PRIXTED BY J. SEYMOUR, No. 49, JOHN-STREET.

1811.

[merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small]

4-2-1924

RECOMMENDATIONS.

THE character and writings of Dr. BELLAMY, have been deservedly held in high estimation by the Churches in New. England, and by many friends of Evangelical truth in other parts of the Christian world. His ability to illustrate the truths of the Gospel, and to trace them through all their connexions and dependencies, and to impress them on the conscience and heart, has been possessed by few.

We consider him as one of the most distinguished and useful writers of the last age. And while men are found eager rather to obtain elevated views of the Gospel and Kingdom of Christ, and the feeling of enlightened and sublime devotion, than to gratify a mere literary taste, the writings of Dr. Bellamy will never be neglected. They appear to us eminently calculated to promote the knowledge of God in the world, and to make men wise, good, and happy.

JOHN RODGERS, D. D. New-York.
SAMUEL MILLER, D.D. do.
BENJAMIN TRUMBULL, D. D. North-Haven.
JEDEDIAH MORSE, D.D. Charlestown.
AZEL BACKUS, D. D. Bethlehem.
JAMES P. WILSON, D. D. Philadelphia.
EDWARD D. GRIFFEN, D.D. Professor of Pulpit Eloquence in Andover

College.
MOSES STUART, Professor of Biblical Literature in do.
LEONARD WOODS, Professor of Theology, in do.
Rev. ASAHEL HOOKER, late Pastor of the Church in Goshen, (Conn.)
Rev. JAMES RICHARDS, Pastor of the Church in Newark, (N. J.)

« I have read Dr. Bellamy's writings with great attention, profit, and pleasure ; and do hereby with great satisfaction, most cheerfully recommend them to the public in general, and to Christians of every denomination in particular, as calculated to detect error and delusion, to exhibit and enforce the pure and distinguishing doctrines of the Gospelto direct inquiring souls

iv

to comfort, establish, and edify experienced Christians in the truth and to promote practical piety and godliness.

JEDEDIAH CHAPMAN,
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: whick, 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."

[ocr errors]

Page

Mr. Benedict's Sermon delivered at the Funeral of Mr. Bellamy,

Appendix to do.

SI

TRUE RELIGION DELINEATED, AND DISTINGUISHED FROM

ALL COUNTERFEITS-IN TWO DISCOURSES.

Preface,

4S

The Author's Preface,

47

FIRST DISCOURSE.

True religion consists in a conformity to the law, and compliance with the

gospel.

53

The law requires us to love God with all our hearts, and our neighborir (ht

ourselves.

54

Love to God implies right apprehensions of him, and a sense of his amia-

bleness.

55

That we esteem him, so as to exult in his supremacy.

59

So value his honour and interest, as to be devoted to him,

61

So delight in him, as to live upon him as the portion of our souls.

63

Love to God takes its rise, originally from a sense of his infinite glory and

amiableness.

65

His infinite glory results from all his perfections.

67

All his perfections are manifested in his works.

69

And in his word.

92

A sense of his glory is imparted to the soul by the immediate influence of the

Holy Spirit.

95

The infinite glory and amiableness of God lays us under such an obligation

to love God, as is binding, antecedently to any selfish consideration. 97

Infinitely,

99

Eternally,

107

And unchangeably.

108

And from hence all our other obligations to love and worship him as God,

originally derive their binding nature.

127

-A short view of our additional obligations to love God.

131

How they influence a true Saint.

135

True love distinguished from all counterfeits.

139

The law requires us to love God with all our hearts.

148

Making no allowances because of our disinclination.

144

But since it requires no more than all the heart, it is just and equal.

147

It being upon a level with our natural capacities.

148

And our inability to perfect holiness arises only from our badness.

149

Which badness we are voluntary in.

153

There is no reason why the law should be abated.

158

We are wholly to blame for not perfectly conforming to it.

159

Even the heathen are without excuse.

163

Much more inexcusable are those who enjoy the benefit of divine revelation. 170

God is under no natural obligations to grant supernatural advantages to any

of the children of men,

176

And may therefore act sovereignly in doing so.

ib.

Love to our neighbour implies esteem,

179

Benevolence,

181

And delight.

182

And is in its own nature right and fit.

183

And enjoined by the authority of God.

184

And recommended by the example of God, in the exercises of his infinite

goodness towards the children of men.

185

And ought to be regulated agreeably to a true self-love.

186

And is always attended with true love to God.

187

It is a thing different from natural compassion.

188

From good humour.

ib.

From natural affection.

189

From party-spirited love.

190

From any love whatsoever, that arises merely from self-love.

ib

« AnteriorContinuar »