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salvation to every one that believeth.
Shame hinders many from embracing the Gospel .
When we may be said not to be ashamed of the Gospel of Christ · 527
We are not ashamed when we own Christ before men
When we live agreeably to the Gospel.
When we endeavour to recommend it to the world
And when we are not ashamed of any, though ill-liked by others, for
living in conformity to the Gospel .
Page Why we ought not to be ashamed of the Gospel
. 530 First. It is the only means of salvation
. 530 Secondly. It is made effectual by the power of God to the salvation of those that believe
531 The reason of our being ashamed of the Gospel is, because we do not believe it to be the only means of salvation
. 532 An exhortation stead fastly to believe the Gospel, and not to be ashamed of it.
HEB, üi. 3.
534 This Gospel-salvation is great in every view
. 535 Its end is great, the manifestation of God's grace and love, and his other perfections
535 Its greatness appears from the subject of it, man
. 536 Man's nature sunk into great depravity by his apostasy from God · 536 This salvation great in the means of it
. 537 The covenant of peace, ordered in all things and sure
. 537 The three Persons in the Trinity engaged in this salvation
. 537 The completeness and fulness of this salvation
· 538 Infinite justice and holiness make no objection thereto
· 538 We all want this salvation, but are not sensible of the want of it . 539 Nor labour to be acquainted with it, nor are we influenced by it . 540 Those neglect this salvation who do not practise what they kuow of it . 540 This salvation is neglected, if not valued above all things
540 The danger of neglecting this salvation .
. 541 How can we escape the curse of the law if we neglect this salvation ? 541 The word escape sets forth our great danger
542 The words in the text import that we shall for ever perish if we neglect this salvation .
542 A serious exhortation not to neglect this great salvation
Acts xxvi. 28.
Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. Agrippa's case, or that of an almost Christian, deplorable
544 When we may be said to be entirely persuaded to be Christians 545 The man's will is renewed, and he chooses God steadily and universally to serve and enjoy him
545 When we are but almost persuaded to be Christians, considered 546
Page He is not a true Christian who hath not given up his will and his heart to God
546 A person may be under great terrors of conscience and dread of God's
wrath, and yet no Christian He may attain a clear and distinct knowledge of Gospel-truths, and not be a true Christian
may have great emotion in his affections about spiritual things 547 And this accompanied with an outward reformation
548 He may also be convinced of the beauty of holiness and excellency of godliness, and not be a true Christian
548 When a man's will is not persuaded steadily to embrace the Gospel, he is not a true Christian
. 549 What hinders almost Christians to be so altogether, considered
549 Agrippa's case, and that of others of his character, considered . 549 The love of sin or some worldly lust binders men from being true Christians
550 An exhortation to give the heart to God, without which there can be no real Christianity