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LIFE OF GOD IN THE SOUL OF MAN.
"In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of Men."
JOHN HARRISON, MARKET STREET.
LONDON: CHARLES GILPIN. DUBLIN: JAMES B. GILPIN.
IV. In the fall man hath no true peace..
V. In the fall man's will depraved.
VI. In the fallen state man liable to many miseries,
XIV. Of the progress of redemption.
XVIII. Of the Scriptures; and that they ought to
be read, with our minds turned to that Spirit by
XIX-That it is the Spirit of God which teaches and
enables us to practise our duty."
XX-The children of God meanly esteemed by worldly
VIII.-How this recovery is wrought by Christ
IX.-Christ treated of as our Light.
X.-Christ treated of under the name Life.
XI.-This Light or Life the true ground of repentance 21
XXII. Of the promise of the Spirit, and of the glory
of the Church thereby in the primitive times, and of
XXIII. Of forms set up and imposing thereof
XXIV. Of persecution, and testimonies against it
XXVI. Of a holy life, that it is our duty and our
interest, and is a life of great enjoyment
XXVII. Of Meditation and Spiritual Prayer.
XXVIII. Further of Worship, and of many comforts
and advantages thereby, as it is performed by the
XXX.-Of Joel's Prophecy, and of the pouring forth
of the Spirit upon Sons and Daughters.
XXXI-Preaching, as moved by the Spirit, not
acquired by carnal men and carnal means
XXXIII.-The Lamb in the Passover a figure, and
XXXIV-The eating of Spiritual meat, strengthens
the Spiritual man in the holy warfare.
XXXV.-Concerning an established state, and the
glorious promises pertaining thereto..
XXXVI.-Those thus established become as pillars
XXXVII-Of the union of the soul with God
XXXVIII —Those who have not hereunto attained
are recommended to watch to the Light..
XXXIX. They who experience this inward work
aforesaid, discern between the Christian indeed and
XL.-Whose charity is generally scanty and bounded
XLI.-Whom they are apt to suppose are the elect,
and in no possibility of falling away, notwithstanding
the Apostle's testimony, (Heb. vi. 4, 5, 6)
LIFE OF HENRY SCOUGAL.
HENRY SCOUGAL, second son of Patrick Scougal, Bishop of Aberdeen, was born at Sutton, in East Lothian, June, 1650. His father, designing him for the service of God in the ministry, took the greatest care of him from his infancy, and had the pleasure to observe such a happy inclination in him to piety and virtue, even in his tender years, as answered his expectations. He very soon put away childish things, and by shunning the company of those of his own age, shewed very little fondness for childish amusements. He now began to look into the bible, and took a peculiar pleasure in reading the histo rical parts of it, curiously inquiring into the nature of the Mosaic economy, and wanted to be satisfied why the Jewish sacrifices and other ceremonies were now abolished. This inquiry set him upon prying into the grounds of the Christian religion, and afforded him infinite delight. As soon as he was able to read Latin authors, he was charmed with the speeches and debates of the Roman senate, and was wont to retire with some of the most ingenious of his fellows, to make little orations, debate on several points, and personate the senators. Not only did he love sermons, but took a pleasure in writing down such passages as affected him
At the age of fifteen, he entered the university, where he behaved with great modesty, sobriety and application. He disliked the philosophy then taught, and endeavoured after a thorough knowledge of natural philosophy; that philosophy, which has now happily got such a footing in the world, and tends to enlarge the faculties.