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AUTHOR OF

The Life of JOHN Owen, D.D.;” “BIBLIOTHECA BIBLICA," OTC.

VOL. XVI.

IN TWENTY-THREE VOLUMES.

LONDON:

JAMES DUNCAN, 37, PATERNOSTER ROW.

MDCCCXXX.

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THE MISCHIEFS OF SELF-IGNORANCE, AND

BENEFITS OF SELF-ACQUAINTANCE.

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EPISTLE DEDICATORY, &c.

iii

The Text opened

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Self-knowledge, what; and how many sorts ....

How far it is a shame to be ignorant of ourselves

36

The mischiefs of self-ignorance, 1. It cherisheth atheism.. 37

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2. Causeth ignorance of the life to come

3. And of the evil of sin.

4. It keepeth the soul from true humiliation

41

5. It maketh Christ undervalued

ibid.

6. It makes a holy conversation vilified

7. It makes men cheated by the world.

43

8. It causeth pride

44

9. It makes men run into temptations......

45

10. It makes temptations prevalent.

46

11. It makes men quarrel with God's word and ministers : ibid.

12. It destroyeth charity

47

13. It is the cause of church-divisions.

48

14. It maketh men troublers of the state

51

15. It causeth errors.

52

16. It makes men unjust ...

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17. It makes men unthankful

ibid.
18. It is an enemy to true peace and joy.....

ibid.

19. It makes men repine at God's providence....

54

20. It makes men lose their time, and neglect preparations

for death..

55

Use.

Self-ignorance detected and reproved

55

Discovered by some effects : 1. By men's unhumbleness 59

2. By the abounding of hypocrisy 61–3. By the love

of flattery, and impatience of plain reproof 63—

4. By men's partiality 65-5. When every man would

be a rule to others 68—6. By the great change that

approaching death,orotherawaking providences make

69-7. By men's quarrelling with others in their

sufferings, and overlooking the great cause in them-
selves 73–The discovery prosecuted

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