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Of gifts and offices extraordinary: and first of offices
Extraordinary spiritual gifts. 1 Cor. xii. 5-11
The original, duration, use, and end, of extraordinary spiritual gifts....
Of spiritual gifts enabling the ministry to the exercise and discharge of their
trust and office..
The Epistle Dedicatory •
Of the gifts of the Spirit with respect unto doctrine, rule, and worship; how
attained and improved...
OF THE DIVINE ORIGINAL, AUTHORITY, SELF-EVIDENCING
LIGHT, AND POWER OF THE SCRIPTURES.
OF ORDINARY GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT.
The grant, institution, use, benefit, end, and continuance of the ministry..... 320
The divine original of the Scripture, the sole foundation of its authority. The
original of the Old Testament; Heb. i. 1. Several ways of immediate re-
velation. The peculiar manner of the revelation of the word. Considera-
tions thereon. Various expressions of that way; 2 Pet. i. 20, 21. The
written word, as written, preserved by the providence of God. Capellus's
opinion about various lections considered. The Scripture not ilaç kπikúσews.
The true meaning of that expression. How the word came of old, and how
it was received. Entirely from God to the least tittle. Of the Scriptures
of the New Testament, and their peculiar prerogative•••
The main question proposed to consideration. How we may know assuredly
the Scripture to be the word of God. The Scripture to be received by di-
vine faith. The ground and foundation of that faith inquired after. The
answer in the general thesis of this discourse. The authority of God that
foundation. The way whereby that authority is evidenced or made known.
What is meant by the authority of the Scriptures. Authority is in respect
of others. First general evidence given to the thesis laid down. The va-
rious ways of God's revealing himself and his mind. 1. By his works;
2. By the light of nature; 3. By his word. Each of these evince them-
selves to be from him. His word especially..
Arguments of two sorts. Inartificial arguments, by way of testimony to the
truth. To whom these arguments are valid; Isa. viii. 20. 2 Tim. iii. 16. of
θεοπνευστία. The τὸ θεῖον that accompanies the voice of God; Jer. iii. 26-29.
The rejection of a plea of SEOπVEUσrías, wherein it consists; Luke xvi. 31.
Of miracles, their efficacy to beget faith, compared with the word; 2 Pet.
i. 16. 19, 20...
Innate arguments in the Scripture, of its divine original and authority. These
the formal reason of our believing. Its self-evidencing efficacy. All light
manifests itself. The Scripture, light. What kind of light it is. Spiritual
light evidential. The ground of men's not discerning this light. Consec-
taries from the premises laid down. What the self-evidencing light of the
Scripture peculiarly is. The proposition of the Scripture as an object of
faith is from and by this light. Power, self-evidencing. The Scripture the
power of God. And powerful. How this power exerts itself. The whole
Of the testimony of the Spirit. Traditions. Miracles..
OF THE INTEGRITY AND PURITY OF THE HEBREW AND GREEK
TEXT OF THE SCRIPTURE,
The occasion of this discourse. The danger of supposing corruptions in the
originals of the Scripture. The great usefulness of the Biblia Polyglotta.
The grounds of the ensuing animadversions. The assertions proposed to be
vindicated, laid down. Their weight and importance. Sundry principles
in the Prolegomena prejudicial to the truth contended for, laid down. Those
principles formerly asserted by others. Reasons for the opposition made
Of the purity of the originals. The Auróygapa of the Scripture lost. That of
Moses, how, and how long preserved; of the book found by Hilkiah. Of
the Aurópapa of the New Testament. Of the first copies of the originals;
the scribes of those copies not Sɛú@VEUOTOI. What is ascribed to them. The
Consequential considerations for the confirmation of the divine authority of the
great and incomparable care of the scribes of it. The whole word of God,
in every tittle of it, preserved entire in the copies of the original extant. Heads
of arguments to that purpose. What various lections are granted in the ori-
ginal of the Old and New Testament. Sundry considerations concerning
them, manifesting them to be of no importance. That the Jews have not
corrupted the text; the most probable instances considered.....
Of various lections in the Greek copies of the New Testament.
General premises. Opinions prejudicial to the authority of the originals in the
Prolegomena, enumerated. The just consequences of those premises. Others
engaged in these opinions. Of Capellus. Of Origen, Zimenius, Arias Mon-
tanus's editions of the Bible.
The original of the points proposed to consideration in particular. The im-
portance of the points to the right understanding of the Scripture; the tes-
timony of Morinus, Junius, Johannes Isaac, Cevallerius, and others. The
use made by the Papists of the opinion of the novelty of the points. The im-
portance of the points farther manifested. The extreme danger of making
the Hebrew punctuation arbitrary. That danger evinced by instance. No
relief against that danger, on the grounds of the opinion considered. The
authors of the Hebrew punctuation according to the Prolegomena; who and
what. Morinus's folly. The improbability of this pretence. The state of
the Jews, the supposed inventors of the points after the destruction of the
temple. Two attempts made by them to restore their religion. The former
under Barchochab, with its issue. The second under R. Judah, with its
issue. The rise and foundation of the Talmuds. The state of the Jews upon
and after the writing of the Talmuds. Their rancour against Christ. Who
the Tiberian Massorites were, that are the supposed authors of the Hebrew
punctuation: their description. That figment rejected. The late testimony
of Dr. Lightfoot to this purpose. The rise of the opinion of the novelty of
the points. Of Elias Levita. The value of his testimony in this case.
the validity of the testimony of the Jewish Rabbins. Some considerations
about the antiquity of the points; the first from the nature of the punctuation
itself, in reference unto grammatical rules. From the Chaldee paraphrase, and
integrity of the Scripture as now pointed
Arguments for the novelty of the Hebrew points, proposed to consideration.
The argument from the Samaritan letters considered and answered. Of the
copy of the law preserved in the synagogues without points. The testimony
of Elias Levita and Aben Ezra considered. Of the silence of the Mishna,
Talmud, and Gemara, about the points. Of the Keri and Chethib. Of the
number of the points. Of the ancient translations, Greek, Chaldee, Syriac.
Of Hierome. The new argument of Morinus in this cause. The conclusion
about the necessity of the points • • • •
Of the Their nature and original. The difference is in the conso-
nants. Morinus's vain charge on Arias Montanus. The senses of both con-
sistent. Of the great congregation. The spring and rise of these various
readings. The judgment of the Prolegomena about them: their order twice
over in the appendix. The rise assigned to them considered. Of Capellus, his
opinion, and the danger of it..
Of gathering various lections by the help of translations. The proper use and
benefit of translations. Their new pretended use. The state of the origi-
nals on this new pretence. Of the remedy tendered to the relief of that state.
No copies of old differing in the least from those we now enjoy, from the tes-
timony of our Saviour. No testimony, new or old, to that purpose. Re-
-quisites unto good translations. Of the translations in the Biblia Polyglotta.
Of the Arabic. Of the Syriac. Of the Samaritan Pentateuch. Of the
Chaldee paraphrase. Of the vulgar Latin. Of the Seventy. Of the trans-
lation of the New Testament. Of the Persian. Of the Ethiopian. The
value of these translations as to the work in hand. Of the supposition of
gross corruption in the originals. Of various lections out of Grotius. Of
the appendix in general...
Ad lectorem admonitio.
PRO SACRIS SCRIPTURIS ADVERSUS HUJUS TEMPORIS FANATICOS
EXERCITATIONES APOLOGETICÆ QUATUOR.
WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
A BRIEF INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND USE OF MENTAL