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THE

WORKS

OF

THE REV. JOSEPH BELLAMY, D.D.

LATE OF BETHLEM, CONNECTICUT,

· IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

NEW-YORK:

PUBLISHED BY STEPHEN DODGE.
PRINTED BY J. SEYMOUR, NO. 49, JOHN-STRELT,

1812.

PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

1900.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME III. -

The Law our School-master,

A Blow at the Root of the refined Antinomianism of the present age, &c. 75

That there is but one Covenant, whereof Baptism and the Lord's Supper

are Seals, viz. the Covenant of Grace, proved from the word of God;
and the doctrine of an external graceless covenant, advanced by the

Rev. Mr. Moses Mather, shown to be an unscriptural doctrine.

Preface, . . . . . . . . 188

Section I. The nature of Mr. Mi's external graceless covenant, its differ.

ence from the covenant of grace, and a general view of the

subject, - - - - - - - 126

II. The covenant with Abraham was a holy covenant, and could

not be really complied with but in the exercise of real holiness, 130

III. The covenant with the Israelites in the wilderness was a holy

covenant, and could not be really complied with, but in the ex.

ercise of real holiness, . . . . . 140

IV. The Gospel of Christ essentially different from Mr. Man

ther's external graceless covenant, . . . . 154

- V. Baptism and the Lord's Supper, are seals of the covenant of

grace, and of no other covenant, . . . . 161

VI. It cannot be determined what Mr. M.'s external covenant

requires, and wherein a real compliance with it doth con sist, so

that any man can ever know that he has complied with it,

VII. Various distinctions stated, to render the subject more easy

to be understood by Christians of the weakest capacities, and to

enable them to answer the usual objections, at least to their

own satisfaction, . . . . . . 174

- VIO. Mr. Mather's scheme inconsistent with itself, . . 186

A careful and strict Examination of the external Covenant, and of the

principles by which it is supported: a Reply to the Rev. Mr. Mather's

piece, entitled, The Visible Church in Covenant with God, further

illustrated,Sc. A Vindication of the plan on which the Churches

in New England were originally formed, cc.

Preface, . . . - - - - - 203

In troduction,

211

Section I. The nature of Mr. M.'s external covenant, as stated by him.

self, under the notion of a conditional covenant, . . 215

- II. Mr. M's external covenant represented by him as uncondi.

tional, examined in this view of it, ·

· 226

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