Indwelling sin in believers treated of by the apostle, Romans 7:21 — The place explained. IT is of indwelling sin, and that in the remainders of it in persons after their conversion to God, with its power, efficacy, and effects, that we intend to treat.
CHAPTER 2. Indwelling sin a law — In what sense it is so called — What kind of law it is — An inward effective principle called a law — The power of sin thence evinced.
CHAPTER 3. The seat or subject of the law of sin, the heart — What meant thereby — Proper-ties of the heart as possessed by sin, unsearchable, deceitful — Whence that deceit ariseth — Improvement of these considerations.
CHAPTER 4. Indwelling sin enmity against God — Thence its power — Admits of no peace nor rest — Is against. God himself — Acts itself in aversion from God, and propensity to evil — Is universal — To all of God — In all of the soul — Constant.
CHAPTER 5. Nature of sin farther discovered as it is enmity against God — Its aversion from all good opened — Means to prevent the effects of it prescribed.
CHAPTER 6. The work of this enmity against God by way of opposition — First, It lusteth — Wherein the lusting of sin consisteth — Its surprising of the soul — Readiness to close with temptations — Secondly, Its fighting and warring — 1. In rebellion against the law of grace — 2. In assaulting the soul.
CHAPTER 7. The captivating power of indwelling sin, wherein it consisteth —The prevalency of sin, when from itself, when from temptation —The rage and madness that is in sin.
CHAPTER 8. Indwelling sin proved powerful from its deceit — Proved to be deceitful — The general nature of deceit — James 1:14, opened — How the mind is drawn off from its duty by the deceitfulness of sin — The principal duties of the mind in our obedience — The ways and means whereby it is turned from it.
CHAPTER 9. The deceit of sin in drawing off the mind from a due attendance unto especial duties of obedience, instanced in meditation and prayer.
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Chapter 9 CHAPTER 10. The deceit of sin, in drawing off the mind from its attendance unto particular duties, farther discovered — Several things required in the mind of believers with respect unto particular duties of obedience — The actings of sin, in a way of deceit, to divert the mind from them
CHAPTER 11. The working of sin by deceit to entangle the affections — The ways whereby it is done — Means of their prevention.
CHAPTER 12. The conception of sin through its deceit — Wherein it consisteth —The consent of the will unto sin — The nature thereof — Ways andmeans whereby it is obtained — Other advantages made use of by the deceit of sin — Ignorance — Error.
CHAPTER 13. Several ways whereby the bringing forth of conceived sin is obstructed.
CHAPTER 14. The power of sin farther demonstrated by the effects it hath had in the lives of professors — First, in actual sins — Secondly, in habitual declensions. Indwelling Sin Chapter 14
CHAPTER 15. Decays in degrees of grace caused by indwelling sin — The ways of its prevalency to this purpose.
CHAPTER 16. The strength of indwelling sin manifested from its power and effects in persons unregenerate.
CHAPTER 17. The strength of sin evidenced from its resistance unto the power of the law.
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