The Works Of George Swinnock

Volume 3: Latter Portion of the Christian Man's Calling, Heaven and Hell Epitomised, and a Portion of The Fading of the Flesh

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topic

Encouragement, Life Issues, Spiritual Growth, The End Times

Format

Book

Original Pub Date

1672 (actually 1868)

Banner Pub Date

Oct 31, 1992

binding

Cloth-bound

page-count

471

isbn

9780851516394

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 CHRISTIAN MAN’S CALLING – Part III – continued 1
VII How a Christian may exercise himself to godliness in visiting the sick, 3
  A good wish about the visitation of the sick, wherein the former heads are applied, 24
VIII How a Christian may exercise himself to godliness on a dying bed, 38
  A good wish about the Christian’s exercising himself to godliness on a dying bed; wherein the former heads are applied, 69
IX Means whereby Christians may exercise themselves to godliness: A good foundation; living by faith; setting God always before our eyes, 89
X Means whereby Christians may exercise themselves to godliness: A constant watchfulness; frequent meditation of death; daily performance of sacred duties, 113
XI Means whereby Christians may exercise themselves to godliness: Frequent meditation of the day of judgment; a daily examination of our hearts; avoiding the occasions and suppressing the beginnings of sin, 131
XII Means whereby Christians may exercise themselves to godliness: A humble frame; suppressing sin in its first rise; the knowledge of God, 148
XIII Means whereby Christians may exercise themselves to godliness: A contented spirit; avoiding those things that hinder godliness, 158
XIV Motives inciting Christians to exercise themselves to godliness: The vanity of other exercises; the brevity of man’s life; the patterns of others, 167
XV The excellency of this calling, and the conclusion of the treatise, 179
  HEAVEN AND HELL EPITOMISED  
  THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY 203
  To THE READER 208
  PREFACE 210
I The division of the chapter, and interpretation of the text, 227
II The doctrine, That such as have Christ for their life, gain by death, with the explication of the phrase, To me to live is Christ,’ 230
III What privative gain the Christian hath by death, 235
IV What, positive gain a Christian hath by death, 244
V The difference betwixt a sinner and a saint at death, 253
VI The sinner’s privative misery at death, 258
VII The positive part of a sinner’s misery at death, 274
VIII A second use of trial, with motives to enforce it, 284
IX The marks of a true Christian from the text, 294
X Other marks of saints, 299
XI The third use-viz., Exhortation to mind spiritual life, 309
XII The life in Christ must be minded speedily, with the grounds of it, 316
XIII This life in Christ must be minded diligently, with some motions to it, 322
XIV The first direction for the attaining a spiritual life, Illumination, 331
XV The second help to a spiritual life, Humiliation, 336
XVI The third help to a spiritual life, Application of, or affiance on, Jesus Christ, 348
XVII The fourth help, Dedication to God, 355
XVIII Two other helps, The word and prayer, 362
XIX Motives to mind this spiritual life: It is the most honourable, most comfortable, most profitable life, 370
XX Comfort to true Christians, 382
XXI Comfort against the world’s fury, and Satan’s rage, 383
XXII Comfort against our own corruptions, our own or other believers’ dissolution, 386
XXIII The excellency of heaven, 390
XXIV The certainty that saints shall obtain heaven, 394
XXV The eternity of the saints’ happiness in heaven, 396
  THE FADING OF THE FLESH  
  THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY 403
I The preface, division of the psalm, and coherence of the text, 417
II The interpretation of the text, and the doctrine, that man’s flesh will fail him, 421
III The reasons of the doctrine, Man’s corruptibility, God’s fidelity, and man’s apostasy from God, 426
IV First use, Discovering the folly of them that mind the flesh chiefly, 430
V Second use, An exhortation to sinners to prepare for death, with three quickening motives: Death will come certainly; it may come suddenly j when it comes, it will be too late to prepare, 434
VI Three motives more: A dying hour will be a trying hour; the misery of the unprepared; the felicity of the prepared, 442
VII What is requisite to preparation for death. A change of state and a change of nature, with a most gracious offer from the most high God to sinners, 453
VIII The second exhortation to the serious Christian, shewing how a saint may come to die with courage, 466

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