The Works Of George Swinnock

Volume 4: LATTER PORTION OF THE FADING OF THE FLESH, THE PASTOR'S FAREWELL, THE GODS ARE MEN, THE BEAUTY OF MAGISTRACY, MEN ARE GODS, THE INCOMPARABLENESS OF GOD

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Weight 0.80 kg
Dimensions 22.3 × 14.3 × 3.8 cm
page-count

520

format

Book

Original Pub Date

1672 (actually 1868)

Banner Pub Date

Oct 31, 1992

topic

Christian Thought, Encouragement, God, Life Issues

binding

Cloth-bound

isbn

9780851516400

Endorsement

His work comes ‘from one both of a good head and heart’. , THOMAS MANTON

‘George Swinnock had the gift of illustration largely developed, as his works prove…they served his purpose, and made his teaching attractive…there remains “a rare amount of sanctified wit and wisdom”.’– C.H. SPURGEON

Book Description

George Swinnock is one of the easiest of the Puritan authors to read. Long out of print, this republication of his works will be welcomed by all who have an interest in and love for Puritan literature.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

  THE FADING OF THE FLESH – continued 1
IX The second doctrine, That God is the comfort of a Christian, with the grounds of it: his happiness is in God, 1
X God must needs be man’s happiness, because he is an all-sufficient good, 3
XI God the happiness of man, because of his suitableness to the soul, 7
XII God the saint’s happiness, because of his eternity, and the saint’s propriety in him, 9
XIII The first use, The difference betwixt a sinner and a saint in distress, 12
XIV The difference betwixt the portions of gracious and graceless persons in this world, 14
XV The difference betwixt the sinner’s and saint’s portion in the other world, 18
XVI A use of trial, whether God be our portion or no, with some marks, 22
XVII An exhortation to men to choose God for their portion, 27
XVIII God is a satisfying and a sanctifying portion, 33
XIX God a universal and eternal portion, 40
XX Comfort to such as have God for their portion, 46
  THE PASTOR’S FAREWELL  
  THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY, 55
  The Pastor’s Farewell, 57
  THE GODS ARE MEN  
  THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY, 103
  The Gods die like men; or Magistrates are mortal, 109
  THE BEAUTY OF MAGISTRACY  
  THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY, 147
  To THE READER, 156
  The Beauty of Magistracy ; An Exposition of Psalm lxxxii, 157
  MEN ARE GODS  
  THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY, 303
  To THE READER, 304
  The Dignity of Magistracy, and the Duty of the Magistrate, 305
  THE INCOMPARABLENESS OF GOD  
  THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY, 375
I The preface and meaning of the text, 381
II God is incomparable; 1 In his being, 385
III The incomparableness of God in his being It is from itself, for itself, and wholly independent, 388
IV God incomparable in his being, as he is absolutely perfect, universal, unchangeable, 390
V God incomparable in his being, as it is eternal and without composition, 395
VI God incomparable in his being, as it is infinite and incomprehensible 397
VII God incomparable in his attributes, in his holiness, and wisdom, 402
VIII God incomparable in his attributes, in his knowledge and faithfulness, 412
IX God incomparable in his mercy and patience, 417
X God incomparable in his attributes, as they are from him, as they are his essence, as they are all one in him, as they are in him in an infinite manner, 422
XI God incomparable in his works, creation, and providence 424
XII God incomparable in the work of redemption; he can do all things, 432
XIII God incomparable in the manner of his working: he worketh irresistibly, arbitrarily, 435
XIV God incomparable in his working; he doth the greatest things with ease, and without any help, 439
XV God is incomparable in his word; he speaketh with incomparable authority, condescension, and efficacy, 444
XVI God is incomparable in his word: in its purity, mysteries, prophecies, 449
XVII God incomparable in his word, as it is converting, affirighting, and comforting, 452
XVIII If God be incomparable, 1 How great is the malignity of sin, which contemneth, dishonoureth, and opposeth this God! 456
XIX If God be incomparable, how great is the madness and misery of impenitent sinners! 461
XX If God be incomparable, how monstrous is their pride who compare themselves to the incomparable God! 468
XXI If God be incomparable, then incomparable service and worship is due to him, 471
XXII Labour for acquaintance with the incomparable God: motives to it The knowledge of God is sanctifying, satisfying, saving, 480
XXIII The means of acquaintance with God A sense of our ignorance Attendance on the word Fervent prayer, 488
XXIV Exhortation to choose this incomparable God for our portion; with some motives thereunto, 492
XXV Exhortation to give God the glory of his incomparable excellency; with some considerations to enforce it, 497
XXVI Comfort to them that have the incomparable God for their portion, 505

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