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The Writings & Collections

of

JOHN HOWIE,

Disciple of the Lord Jesus

And Scribe on the Farm at Lochgoin.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

  1. Biographia Scoticana, 1775.
  2. A Collection of Lectures and Sermons, 1779.
  3. Faithful Contendings Displayed, 1780.
  4. Faithful Witness-Bearing Exemplified, 1783.
  5. Reformation Principles Re-Exhibited, 1787.

Biographia Scoticana:
OR, A
BRIEF HISTORICAL ACCOUNT
OF THE
LIVES, CHARACTERS, AND MEMORABLE
TRANSACTIONS of the most eminent

SCOTS WORTHIES.

 
CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION.
The Life of Mr. Patrick Hamilton.
The Life of Mr. George Wishart.
The Life of Mr. Walter Mill.
The Life of James Stuart, Earl of Murray.
The Life of Mr. John Knox.
The Life of Mr. George Buchanan.
The Life of Mr. Robert Rollock.
The Life of Mr. John Craig.
The Life of Mr. David Black.
The Life of Mr. John Davidson.
The Life of Mr. William Row.
The Life of Mr. Andrew Melvil.
The Life of Mr. Patrick Simpson.
The Life of Mr. Andrew Duncan.
The Life of Mr. John Scrimzeor.
The Life of Mr. John Welch.
The Life of Mr. Robert Boyd.
The Life of Mr. Robert Bruce.
The Life of Mr. Josias Welch.
The Life of John Gordon, Viscount of Kenmuir.
The Life of Mr. Robert Cunningham.
The Life of Mr. James Mitchel.
The Life of Mr. Alexander Henderson.
The Life of Mr. George Gillespie.
The Life of Mr. John M'Clelland.
The Life of Mr. David Calderwood.
The Life of Mr. Hugh Binning.
The Life of Mr. Andrew Gray.
The Life of Mr. James Durham.
The Life of Mr. Samuel Rutherford.
The Life of Archibald Campbel, Marquis of Argyle.
The Life of Mr. James Guthrie.
The Life of John Campbel, Earl of Loudon.
The Life of Mr. Robert Bailey.
The Life of Mr. David Dickson.
The Life of Sir Archibald Johnston, Lord Wariston.
The Life of Mr. James Wood.
The Life of Mr. William Guthrie.
The Life of Mr. Robert Blair.
The Life of Mr. Hugh M'Kail.
The Life of Mr. John Nevay.
The Life of Mr. John Livingston.
The Life of Mr. John Semple.
The Life of Mr. James Mitchel.
The Life of Mr. John Welwood.
The Life of William Gordon of Earlstoun.
The Life of Messrs. John Kid and John King.
The Life of Mr. John Brown.
The Life of Henry Hall of Haugh-head.
The Life of Mr. Richard Cameron.
The Life of David Hackston of Rathillet.
The Life of Robert Ker of Kersland.
The Life of Mr. Donald Cargil.
The Life of Mr. Walter Smith.
The Life of Mr. Robert Garnock.
The Life of Mr. Robert M'Ward.
The Life of Captain John Paton.
The Life of John Nisbet of Hardhill.
The Life of Mr. Alexander Peden.
The Life of Mr. John Blackadder.
The Life of Mr. James Renwick.
The Life of Mr. Alexander Moncrief.
The Life of Mr. Angus M'Bean.
The Life of Mr. Thomas Hog.
The Life of Mr. Robert Fleming.
The Life of Mr. Alexander Shields.
The Life of Mr. John Dickson.
The Life of Sir Robert Hamilton of Preston.
The Life of Mr. William Vetch.
The Life of John Balfour of Kinloch.
A speech of Lord Warristoun's.
The lives of Messrs. Trails.

A
COLLECTION
OF
LECTURES AND SERMONS,
Preached upon Several SUBJECTS, mostly in the
Time of the Late P
ERSECUTION.

Wherein a Faithful Doctrinal TESTIMONY is transmitted to Posterity for the DOCTRINE, WORSHIP, DISCIPLINE and GOVERNMENT of the Church of SCOTLAND against Popery, Prelacy, Erastianism, &c.

 
PREFACE.

WILLIAM GUTHRIE.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICE.
SERMONS.

MICHAEL BRUCE.

JOHN WELWOOD.

RICHARD CAMERON.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICE.
SERMONS & LECTURES.

DONALD CARGILL.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICE.
SERMONS & LECTURES.

ALEXANDER PEDEN.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICE.
SERMONS.

ALEXANDER SHIELDS.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICE.
SERMONS & LECTURE.

JOHN LIVINGSTONE.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICE.
SACRAMENTAL DISCOURSE.
SERMON.

JOHN WELCH.

JOHN GUTHRIE.

Faithful Contendings displayed:

BEING
An historical relation of the State and Actings of the suffering Remnant in the church of Scotland, who subsisted in Select Societies, and were united in general correspondencies during the hottest time of the late Persecution, viz. from the year 1681 to 1691.

TOGETHER WITH
An account of the State of the land in general, and of the Society people in particular, in the intervals betwixt each of their general meetings, with some pertinent remarks upon these historical occurrences, and many letters to and from the general correspondent meetings. &c.

Collected and kept in record by Mr. MICHAEL SHIELDS, who was clerk unto these general Societies, and personally present at most of their meetings.

MAL. iii. 16. Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another.
HEB. x. 25. Not forsaking the assembling of yourselves together as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as ye see the day approaching.

TO WHICH IS ADDED,
Ten Considerations on the danger of apostacy and defection from a covenanted work of reformation. By Mr. James Guthrie, sometime minister of the Gospel at Stirling.

AS ALSO,
A Collection of very valuable Sermons, preached by these faithful and eminent Servants of Jesus Christ, Messrs. John Kid, John King, John Welch, John Blackadder, John Dickson and Gabriel Semple.

Collected and transcribed by JOHN HOWIE, and published at the desire of some of those who desire to own the same testimony that some of those authors owned and sealed with their blood.

G L A S G O W:
Printed by JOHN BRYCE, and Sold by him at his Shop, opposite Gibson's-Wynd, SALT-MARKET.
M,DCC,LXXX.

 
The Preface to the Understanding Reader.

Excerpts:

A Call by a Remnant of True Presbyterians, &c.

James Guthrie's Ten Considerations of the Dangers to Religion.

A Collection of very valuable Sermons.

FAITHFUL WITNESS-BEARING EXEMPLIFIED:

A
C O L L E C T I O N.
C O N T A I N I N G,

  1. An Useful CASE OF CONSCIENCE, concerning Association with Idolaters, Infidels, Heretics, Malignants, &c.
    By Mr. HUGH BINNING.
  2. A Solemn TESTIMONY AGAINST TOLERATION, and the prevailing Errors, Heresies, &c. by the Commissioners of the General Assembly, and by sundry Ministers in the Provinces of Perth and Fife.
  3. THE HISTORY OF THE INDULGENCE.
    By Mr. JOHN BROWN, sometime Minister of the Gospel at WAMPHRAY.

To which is prefixed, a
P R E F A C E,
Concerning Association, Toleration, and what is now called
LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE.

Isa. viii. 12. Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy, &c.
Gal. v. 12. I would they were even cut off which trouble you.
Eph. i. 22.----And gave him to be Head over all things to the church.

K I L M A R N O C K:
PRINTED AND SOLD BY J. WILSON, BOOKSELLER.
M.DCC.LXXXIII.

 
PREFACE To the READER.
  1. An Useful Case of Conscience, concerning Associations with Idolaters, Infidels, Malignants, &c. By Mr. Hugh Binning.
  2. A Solemn TESTIMONY AGAINST TOLERATION....
    & A Testimony Against Cromwell's Toleration.
  3. THE HISTORY OF THE INDULGENCE. By John Brown of Wamphray.

REFORMATION PRINCIPLES, &c.
RE-EXHIBITED.

A
C O L L E C T I O N;
CONTAINING,

  1. THE NATIONAL COVENANT and SOLEMN LEAGUE AND COVENANT, with the ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SINS, and ENGAGEMENT TO DUTIES, as they were renewed at Douglas, July 24, 1712, with Accommodations to the present Times—Together with a PREFACE, containing a Narrative of the Manner of the Action, &c.
  2. PLAIN REASONS FOR PRESBYTERIANS dissenting from the Revolution-Church of Scotland.

AS ALSO,
Their PRINCIPLES concerning CIVIL GOVERNMENT, and the Difference betwixt the Reformation and Revolution Principles.

NOW CORRECTED AND ENLARGED.

Published for confirming the Weak, and informing
of the Misinformed in these Matters
.

 
The Editor to the Understanding Reader.

The Auchensaugh Renovation of the Covenants.

Plain Reasons for Prebsyterians Dissenting, (Corrected & Enlarged.)

Some Remarks on the Marrow of Modern Divinity by John Howie of Lochgoin

MEMOIRS

OF THE

LIFE OF

JOHN HOWIE:

Who lived in Lochgoin, Pariſh of Fenwick, and died

January 5th, 1793.

Queries and Admonitions used in the Profession of Faith of Christian Children. From Memoirs of the Life of John Howie.

The Personal Covenants of John Howie excerpted from his Memoirs, 1796.