BOOK I. THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD THE CREATOR.
- The Knowledge of God and That of Ourselves Are Connected. How They are Interrelated.
- What it is to Know God, and to What Purpose the Knowledge of Him Tends.
- The Knowledge of God Has Been Naturally Implanted in the Minds of Men.
- This Knowledge is Either Smothered of Corrupted, Partly by Ignorance, Partly by Malice.
- The Knowledge of God Shines Forth in the Fashioning of the Universe and the Continuing Government of It.
- Scripture is Needed as Guide and Teacher for Anyone Who Would Come to God the Creator.
- Scripture Must Be Confirmed by the Witness of the Spirit. Thus May Its Authority Be Established as Certain; and It is a Wicked Falsehood that Its Credibility Depends on the Judgment of the Church.
- So Far as Human Reason Goes, Sufficiently Firm Proofs Are At Hand to Establish the Credibility of Scripture.
- Fanatics, Abandoning Scripture and Flying Over to Revelation, Cast Down All the Principles of Godliness.
- Scripture, to Correct All Superstition, Has Set the True God Alone Over Against All the Gods of the Heathen.
- It is Unlawful to Attribute a Visible Form to God, and Generally Whoever Sets Up Idols Revolts Against the True God.
- How God Is to Be So Distinguished from Idols that Perfect Honor May Be Given to Him Alone.
- In Scripture, from the Creation Onward, We Are Taught One Essence of God, Which Contains Three Persons.
- Even in the Creation of the Universe and of All Things, Scripture by Unmistakable Marks Distinguishes the True God from False Gods.
- Discussion of Human Nature as Created, of the Faculties of the Soul, of the Image of God, of Free Will, and of the Original Integrity of Man's Nature.
- God by His Power Nourishes and Maintains the World Created by Him, and Rules Its Several Parts by His Providence.
- How We May Apply This Doctrine to Our Greatest Benefit.
- God So Uses the Works of the Ungodly, and So Bends Their Minds to Carry Out His Judgments, that He Remains Pure from Every Stain.