I'm continuing my look at Jeremiah Burroughs' Second Treatise on "A Heavenly Conversation" found in his book Earthly-Mindedness. Please see my introduction and Chapter 1 summary here.
In Chapter 2 Jeremiah Burroughs looks at what's to be done when examples of godly men are contrary:
- It puts the Christian to a stricter examination of things to make sure they are grounded in the faith and practicing the Word for themselves.
- It requires the Christian to examine his way and to be suspicious of earthly inducements that draw away the heart.
In Chapter 3 he rebukes those that follow the example of the wicked and reject the example of the godly.
In Chapter 4 Mr. Burroughs observes two doctrines from Phil. 3:20:
- Saints are citizens of heaven. The church is a heaven to the saints and a type of that heaven where they shall come to live forever, both with the saints and angels hereafter.
- The conversation of the saints, while they are in this world, is in heaven.
Now that Jeremiah Burroughs has established what a godly example looks like, he will show how Christians are citizens of heaven in Chapter 5 and how they have their conversation in heaven in Chapter 6.
"For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ," (Phil. 3:20).