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CONTENTS.

1. WHAT IS MEANT BY THE TERM HEATHEN?
2. GOD LEAVES NOT HIMSELF WITHOUT WITNESS AMONG THEM.
3. BUT THEY REGARD HIM NOT, AND ARE THEREFORE MOST DREADFULLY PUNISHED.
4. THE BENEFIT DERIVED BY THE HEATHEN FROM WHAT GOD DID FOR THE JEWS.
5. AND HOW GOD ACTETH BY EACH OF THEM.
6. THE GLORIOUS PROMISES GIVEN UNTO THEM ALSO.
7. WHICH ARE ACCOMPLISHED IN CHRIST.
8. CHRIST TAKES NOTICE OF THE HEATHEN, AND PROMISES THEM THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
9. ORDERING THAT THE GOSPEL CONCERNING THE WAY OF LIFE BE PREACHED TO THEM ALSO.
10. TO WHICH END HE PARTICULARLY CALLED PAUL.
11.-12. WHO PREACHED TO THEM CHRIST AND HIM CRUCIFIED.
13.-14. HE PREACHED NOT WITH EXCELLENCY OF SPEECH, OR OF WISDOM, BUT WITH THE POWER OF GOD.
15. OF PAUL'S SUFFERINGS, WALK, MIRACLES AND ZEAL.
16. MANY HEATHEN RECEIVE NOT THE GOSPEL; BUT OTHERS BELIEVE AND ARE BAPTIZED.
17. AND OF COURSE ARE FARTHER INSTRUCTED.
18. PAUL APPOINTS MEETINGS, AND FORMS ONE CHURCH BOTH OF JEWS AND OF GENTILES.
19. IN THOSE CHURCHES HE APPOINTS ELDERS, BISHOPS, AND SERVANTS.
20. FOR THE REST, HE GIVES TO EVERY ONE IN THE CHURCH SUCH INSTRUCTION AS IS PECULIARLY ADAPTED TO EACH.
21. OF WHAT HE IN PARTICULAR WARNED BELIEVERS FROM AMONG THE HEATHEN, AND WHY HE PREACHED TO MANY IN VAIN.
/v/ 22. HOW HE OPPOSED FALSE AND ERRONEOUS TEACHERS.
23. HOW STRENUOUSLY HE INSISTED UPON UNITY OF SPIRIT, AND DOING ALL THINGS WITH PRAYER.
24. OF THE MEANING AND INTENTION OF THE PRESENT TREATISE.
25. OCCASION OF THE MISSIONS OF THE BRETHREN IN GREENLAND AND ST. THOMAS.
26. HOW THE AWAKENING AMONG THE NEGROES IN ST. THOMAS CONTINUED.
27. WHENCE IT BECAME NEEDFUL TO THINK OF THE ORDINATION OF THE MISSIONARIES.
28. THE BRETHREN RESOLVE NEVER TO REJECT A CALL AMONG THE HEATHEN, WITHOUT PREVIOUS EXAMINATION, NOR YET TO PERSUADE, MUCH LESS TO URGE ANY ONE TO IT.
29. THEIR CALL TO SOUTH CAROLINA, AND THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY'S OPINION, RELATIVE TO THE BRETHREN'S LABOUR AMONG THE HEATHEN.
30. THEY GO TO DIVERS HEATHEN NATIONS, WITHOUT HOWEVER OPPOSING ANY OTHER HEATHEN MISSIONS.
31. AND IN THEIR PREACHING THEY DIRECT SOULS ONLY TO CHRIST.
32. WHAT THE BRETHREN ESTEEM TO BE THEIR DUTY WITH REGARD TO COMMERCE AMONG THE HEATHEN, AND TOWARDS THEIR MASTERS AND MAGISTRATES.
33. HOW THEY MANAGE IN REGARD TO SLAVES.
34. OF THE WRETCHED CONDITION OF THOSE HEATHEN, AMONGST WHOM THE BRETHREN LABOUR.
35. NOTWITHSTANDING WHICH, THEY ARE NOT TO SUFFER THEIR COURAGE TO SINK, BUT TO CARRY ON THIS WORK IN HOPE.
36. TAKING CARE LEAST THE SEMBLANCE OF GOODNESS IN SOME HEATHEN SHOULD DECEIVE OR BLIND THEM.
37. BUT TO OPEN THE GOSPEL FREELY TO SUCH AS THEY PERCEIVE TO BE ALREADY WROUGHT UPON BY THE HOLY GHOST.
38. SATAN ENDEAVOURS TO HINDER THE COURSE OF THE GOSPEL, AND WHAT IS TO BE DONE IN THIS CASE.
39. OF THE HEATHEN IN WHOSE LANGUAGE NO WRITINGS ARE AS YET EXTANT.
/vi/ 40. THE BEGINNING IS MADE INTENTIONALLY ONLY FOR SOME FEW OF THE HEATHEN; BUT AFTER SOME TIME, THE FIRST INTENTION IS, ACCORDING TO CIRCUMSTANCES, CHANGED. THIS LABOUR REQUIRES MUCH PATIENCE.
41. OF THE DIRECTION OF THE MISSIONS.
42.-43. OF CARING FOR THE NEEDFUL EXPENSES OF THE MISSIONS.
44.-45. WHAT HAS HAD THE MOST BLESSED EFFECTS ON THE HEATHEN IN PREACHING THE GOSPEL.
46.-47. THE SUM OF PREACHING TO THE HEATHEN IS CHRIST CRUCIFIED.
48. AND HIS DEATH, WHICH HE ENDURED FOR US, IS ALWAYS THE PRINCIPAL SUBJECT.
49. CONTENTS OF THE PREACHING TO THE HEATHEN ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES.
50. THE BRETHREN ENDEAVOUR TO BE AS PLAIN AND SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE IN THEIR PREACHING.
51.-52. HOW AN HEATHEN OUGHT TO BE DISPOSED PREVIOUS TO HIS BEING BAPTIZED.
53. THE CONSEQUENCES OF OBJECTIONS TO THIS.
54. HOW THE BAPTISM OF CHILDREN, AND OF SICK PERSONS IS TO BE MANAGED, AND HOW THE REGISTERS, OR CHURCH BOOKS, ARE TO BE KEPT.
55. WHAT IS OBSERVED RELATIVE TO THE HOLY COMMUNION.
56. OF INSTRUCTION IN HOLY WRIT, AND THE USE OF HYMNS.
57.-59. OF THE ASSISTANTS IN THE MISSIONS.
60. OF THE MEETINGS, EASTER LITURGY, AGAPAE, AND PEDILAVIUM.
61. OF DIVERS DEPARTMENTS IN THE CONGREGATION.
62. OF THE RIGHT USE OF SUNDAYS AND FESTIVAL-DAYS.
63. OF THE CHOIRS, AND HOW THEY ARE MINISTERED UNTO.
64. OF PLACES WHERE HEATHEN DWELL AMONG CHRISTIANS, AND WHICH ARE UNDER A CHRISTIAN MAGISTRATE.
65. OF THE BLESSED USE OF DISCIPLINE.
/vii/ 66. OF HEATHENISH CUSTOMS, DRESSES, &C. AND HOW TO REMEDY OR REMOVE THEM.
67. OF THE MARRIAGES OF BAPTIZED HEATHEN.
68. OF THE CARE OF THEIR CHILDREN.
69.-71. THE BRETHREN ENDEAVOUR TO BRING THE CONGREGATIONS GATHERED FROM AMONG THE HEATHEN, INTO GOOD ORDER, IN OUTWARD MATTERS ALSO.
72. OF VISITATIONS IN THE HEATHEN CONGREGATIONS.
73. CONCLUSION OF THIS TREATISE.


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