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CONTENTS OF VOLUME VII.

NATURE AND CAUSES OF APOSTASY FROM THE GOSPEL.

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Prefatory Note By The Editor, ...... 2

To the Reader, 3

L—The nature of apostasy from the gospel declared, in an exposition of Heb.

vi. 4-6, 11

1L—Partial apostasy from the goBpel—Pretences of the church of Rome against

the charge of this evil examined and rejected, ... 82

III—Apostasy from the mystery, truth, or doctrine of the gospel—Proneness

of persons and churches thereunto—Proved by all sorts of instances, 60

IV. —The reasons and causes of apostasy from the truth or doctrine of the gos-

pel, and the inclination of all sorts of persons thereunto in all ages, in-

quired into and declared—Uncured enmity in the minds of many against

spiritual things, and the effects of it in a wicked conversation, the first

cause of apostasy, ....... 79

V. —Darkness and ignorance another cause of apostasy, . . . 102

W. —Pride and vanity of mind, sloth and negligence, love of the world, causes

of apostasy—The work of Satan and judgments of God in this matter, 123

VII.—Instance of a peculiar defection from the truth of the gospel; with the rea-

sons of it, . . . . . . . . 144

VIII.—Apostasy from the holiness of the gospel; the occasion and cause of it—or

that which is gradual, on the pretence of somewhat else in its room, 159

IX.—Apostasy into profaneness and sensuality of life—The causes and occa-

sions of it—Defects in public teachers and guides in religion, . 182

X.—Other causes and occasions of the decay of holiness, . . . 196

XL-- Apostasy from evangelical worship, ..... 217

XII.—Inferences from the foregoing discourses—The present danger of all sorts

of persons, in the prevalency of apostasy from the truth and decays in

the practice of evangelical holiness, ..... 222

XIII.—Directions to avoid the power of a prevailing apostasy, . . . 241

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