Unswerving in his purpose after being converted to Christ, Brainerd endured many disappointments and hardships in order to take the gospel to the American Indians.
The Life and Diary of David Brainerd is a challenging insight into the life of a man greatly used by God, one whose writings can be read with great spiritual benefit.
Introduction Containing Explanations of Terms and General Positions
Chapter I. Wherein Is Considered, What Reason Teaches Concerning This Affair.
Section I. Some things observed in general, which reason dictates
Section II. Some further observations concerning those things which reason leads us to suppose God aimed at in the creation of the world
Section III. Wherein it is considered how, on the supposition of God’s making the aforementioned things his last end, he manifests a supreme and ultimate regard to himself in all his works
Section IV. Some objections considered, which may be made against the reasonableness of what has been said of God making himself his last end.
Chapter II. Wherein If It Is Inquired, What Is To Be Learned From Holy Scriptures, Concerning God’s Last End In The Creation Of The World
Section I. The Scriptures represent God as making himself his own last end in the creation of the world
Section II. Wherein some positions are advanced concerning a just method of arguing in this affair, from what we find in the Holy Scriptures
Section III. Particular texts of Scripture, that show that God’s glory is an ultimate end of the creation
Section IV. Places of Scripture that lead us to suppose, that God created the world for his name, to make his perfections known; and that he made it for his praise.
Section V. Places of Scripture from whence it may be argued, that communication of good to the creature, was one thing which God had in view, as an ultimate end of the creation of the world.
Section VI. Wherein is considered what is meant by the glory of God and the name of God in Scripture, when spoken of as God’s end in his works
Section VII. Showing that the ultimate End of the Creation of the World is but one, and what that one end is.