Old Paths

Being Plain Statements On Some Of The Weightier Matters Of Christianity
by J. C. Ryle

This work Old Paths is a 19 page doctrinal book written by J.C. Ryle.

Table of Contents
PREFACE – 6
CHAPTER 1 – INSPIRATION -8
1. The Bible is given by inspiration of God.
2. The extent to which the Bible is inspired.

CHAPTER 2 – OUR SOULS! – 28
1. Every one of us has an undying soul.
2. Any one may lose his own soul.
3. The loss of any man’s soul is the heaviest loss which he can suffer.
4. Any man’s soul may be saved.

CHAPTER 3 – FEW SAVED! – 40
1. What it is to be saved.
2. The mistakes which are common about the number of the saved.
3. What the Bible says about the number of the saved.
4. Some plain facts about the number of the saved.

CHAPTER 4 – OUR HOPE! – 55
1. A good hope is a hope that a man can explain.
2. A good hope is a hope that is drawn, from Scripture.
3. A good hope rests entirely on Jesus Christ.
4. A good hope is felt inwardly in the heart.
5. A good hope is manifested outwardly in the life.

CHAPTER 5 – “ALIVE OR DEAD?” – 70
1. We are spiritually dead!
2. Every man must be quickened and made spiritually alive.
3. The soul can be made spiritually alive.

CHAPTER 6 – OUR SINS! – 86
1. You have many sins.
2. II is Important to have our sins put away.
3. We cannot cleanse away our own sins.
4. The blood of Jesus Christ can cleanse away all our sins.
5. Faith is absolutely necessary.

CHAPTER 7 – FORGIVENESS – 101
1. Our need of forgiveness.
2. The way of forgiveness.
3. Encourage all who wish to be forgiven.
4. Some marks of having found forgiveness.

CHAPTER 8-JUSTIFICATION -117
1. The chief privilege of a true Christian.
2. The fountain from which true peace is drawn.
3. The rock from which justification and peace with God flow.
4. The hand by which the privilege of peace is received.

CHAPTER 9 – THE CROSS OF CHRIST – 132
1. What the Apostle Paul did not glory in.
2. What we are to understand by the cross of Christ.
3. All Christians ought to glory in the cross of Christ.

CHAPTER 10 – THE HOLY GHOST – 145
1. Consider the importance of the work of the Holy Ghost.
2. The necessity of the work of the Holy Ghost to man’s  salvation
3. The manner in which the Holy Ghost works.
4. The evidences by which Holy Ghost in a man may be known.

CHAPTER 11 – HAVING THE SPIRIT – 160
1. The immense importance of having the Spirit.
2. The general rule as to whether we have the Spirit.
3. The effects the Spirit produces on the soul.

CHAPTER 12 – CONVERSION – 176
1. Conversion is a Scriptural thing.
2. Conversion is a real thing.
3. Conversion is a necessary thing.
4. Conversion is a possible thing.
5. Conversion is a happy thing.
6. Conversion is a thing that may be seen.

CHAPTER 13 – THE HEART – 185
1. The immense importance of the heart in religion.
2. What is a wrong heart like.
3. A heart of which the Bible contains many pictures.

CHAPTER 14 – CHRIST’S INVITATION – 194
1. Who is the Speaker of the invitation?
2. To whom the invitation before you is addressed.
3. What the Lord Jesus Christ asks you to do.
4. What the Lord Jesus Christ promises to give.

CHAPTER 15 – FAITH – 204
1. God’s mind towards the world.
2. God’s gift to the world.
3. The way man obtains the benefit of God’s love.
4. How true belief in Christ may be discerned and known.

CHAPTER 16 – REPENTANCE – 218
1. What is repentance?
2. The necessity of repentance.
3. What is there to lead a man to repent?

CHAPTER 17 – CHRIST’S POWER TO SAVE – 234
1. A description of all true Christians.
2. The work of Jesus Christ on behalf of true Christians.
3. The everlasting intercession of the Lord Jesus Christ.

CHAPTER 18 – ELECTION – 244
1. The doctrine of Election. What is it?
2. Fence the doctrine of Election with cautions, and guard it against abuse

CHAPTER 19 – PERSEVERANCE – 253
1. What I mean by the doctrine of perseverance.
2. The scriptural foundations on the doctrine of perseverance.
3. The reasons why many reject the doctrine of perseverance.
4. Why the doctrine of final perseverance is of great importance.
NOTE – 275