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“Spiritual Refining (Volume 1, 1652), A Treatise of Grace and Assurance. Wherein are handled: The Doctrine of Assurance; The Use of Signs in Self-examination; How true Graces may be distinguished from counterfeit; Several true Signs of Grace, and many false ones; The Nature of Grace under divers Scripture Notions or Titles, as Regeneration, The New-creature, the Heart of Flesh, Vocation, Sanctification, etc. Many chief Questions (occasionally) controverted between the Orthodox and the Arminians. As also many Cases of Conscience Tending to Comfort and confirm Saints and Undeceive and convert Sinners. Being 120 Sermons.” “The true work of grace separated from the counterfeit, with the assurance thereof, is the main subject of this book, and should be of our constant thoughts and meditations; this will be useful, when all other things will vanish.” (From: To The Reader).
“Spiritual Refining (Volume 2, 1654), A Treatise of Sin With its Causes, Differences, Mitigations and Aggravations. Particularly of the desperate Deceitfulness of Man’s Heart, of Presumptuous and Reigning Sins, and of Hypocrisy and Formality in Religion. Also occasionally handling the Uprightness and Tenderness of a Gracious Heart; and therein discovering the nature of a misguided Conscience, as also of secret and unknown sins that the best men are guilty of, with Directions to the godly under their fears about them. Showing withal, that a strict scrutiny into a man’s heart and ways, with a holy fear of sinning, doth consist with a Gospel-life of faith and joy in the Holy Ghost. All tending to Unmask counterfeit Christians; Terrify the Ungodly; Comfort and Direct the Doubting Saint; Humble Man; Exalt the Grace of God. In 42 Sermons.” “These sermons were prepared as part of that former treatise, styled, Spiritual Refining, but that book swelling in bulk, made these draw back, yet because of their perpetual usefulness, as long as men have hearts, and are subject to temptations, it was thought fit not to hide this light under a bushel.” (From: The Epistle to the Reader).
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