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westminster confession of faith with scripture proofs

What is the Word of God? 6:3, 4, 5, and Tit. The catholic or universal Church which is invisible, consists of the whole number of the elect, that have been, are, or shall be gathered into one, under Christ the Head thereof; and is the spouse, the body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all. ; Heb. 2:18; Col. 3:17.III. 5:19, 21; Neh. 13:24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 47. (k) Lev. 3:17; Eph. (i)(e) Heb. 2:14, 15; Rom. By this sin they fell from their original righteousness and communion, with God,(c) and so became dead in sin,(d) and wholly defiled in all the parts and faculties of soul and body. (c) Mal. It was this assembly which also produced the Larger and Shor te r Ca te chis ms . 19:10; Rom. 11:7, 8. Although, in relation to the fore-knowledge and decree of God, the first Cause, all things come to pass immutably, and infallibly:(h) yet, by the same providence, He ordereth them to fall out, according to the nature of second causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently. Q. Church censures are necessary, for the reclaiming and gaining of offending brethren, for deterring of others from the like offences, for purging out of that leaven which might infect the whole lump, for vindicating the honour of Christ, and the holy profession of the Gospel, and for preventing the wrath of God, which might justly fall upon the Church, if they should suffer His covenant and the seals thereof to be profaned by notorious and obstinate offenders. 29:29. 1:13, 17; I John 1:5. 1 A Commentary on The Westminster Confession of Faith With Scripture Proofs By A. 5:20; Matt. 2. 62:8; Josh. (b)(w) Rom. (d)(a) Acts 17:31. The Lord Jesus hath, in this ordinance, appointed His ministers to declare His word of institution to the people; to pray, and bless the elements of bread and wine, and thereby to set them apart from a common to a holy use; and to take and break the bread, to take the cup, and (they communicating also themselves) to give both to the communicants;(e) but to none who are not then present in the congregation. (c) Heb. 2:5. 3:21. (b) Heb. (c) Rom. (h) Matt. God gave to Adam a law, as a covenant of works, by which He bound him and all his posterity to personal, entire, exact, and perpetual obedience; promised life upon the fulfilling, and threatened death upon the breach of it: and endued him with power and ability to keep it. Their ability to do good works is not at all of themselves, but wholly from the Spirit of Christ. 33:5, 6. (q) Col. 20:4, 5, 6; Col. 2:23.II. 8:30; Rom. I. What is the Word of God? 6:5. 2:6; Luke 1:33. 1:5, 6, 7; Luke 21:27, 28; Rom. 6:30, 32; I Pet. No man may vow to do anything forbidden in the Word of God, or what would hinder any duty therein commanded, or which is not in his own power, and for the performance whereof he hath no promise of ability from God. 25:29. The 1647 Westminster Confession of Faith is the most precise and theologically rich confession produced by the Christian Church. (w)(p) Ps. 23:23, 24. (o) II Thess. 10:25; Prov. 34:14. 10:28. 16:4; Rom. 26:27, 28; Matt. 2:19, 20; Jude ver. 24:1 with I Chron. (a)(a) Matt. 10:2; John 16:2; I Sam. A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever. (i) Rom. ; I Cor. 3:5. 2:14; Titus 3:3, 4, 5.IV. 5:17; Rom. 3:6, 14, 15; Matt. 6:12, 14; I Pet. (u) I Cor. 5:11; Rev. 19:8, 9; I Cor. 13:8, 9, 10; Eph. (q) Matt. 110:1; I Cor. 5 chap. (f) Heb. 51 throughout. 19:9; Rom. (d) Luke 16:23, 24; Acts 1:25; Jude ver. This certainty is not a bare conjectural and probable persuasion, grounded upon a fallible hope;(e) but an infallible assurance of faith, founded upon the divine truth of the promises of salvation,(f) the inward evidence of those graces unto which these promises are made,(g) the testimony of the Spirit of adoption witnessing with our spirits that we are the children of God:(h) which Spirit is the earnest of our inheritance, whereby we are sealed to the day of redemption. (r) Gen. 50:20; Isa. 18 ch. 4:8. (e) Acts 15:18; Ps. Q. (h) Matt. (q) Ps. (r) John 15:13, 15; Eph. True believers may have the assurance of their salvation divers ways shaken, diminished, and intermitted; as, by negligence in preserving of it, by falling into some special sin, which woundeth the conscience and grieveth the Spirit; by some sudden or vehement temptation, by God’s withdrawing the light of His countenance, and suffering even such as fear Him to walk in darkness and to have no light:(p) yet are they never so utterly destitute of that seed of God, and life of faith, that love of Christ and the brethren, that sincerity of heart, and conscience of duty, out of which, by the operation of the Spirit, this assurance may, in due time, be revived;(q) and by the which, in the mean time, they are supported from utter despair. 2:16; Luke 17:10. 1:21; I Cor. The Westminster Confession of Faith is our standard of doctrine as found in Scripture. There is no other head of the Church, but the Lord Jesus Christ;(n) nor can the Pope of Rome, in any sense, be head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalteth himself, in the Church, against Christ and all that is called God. 16:33.II. 11:16; Gen. 3:15; Gen. The outward element to be used in this sacrament is water, wherewith the party is to be baptized, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, by a minister of the Gospel, lawfully called thereunto. (r)(p) Matt. (f) Mark 1:4. 8:30; Eph. (q) Matt. 16:23, 25, 26, 29, 30; Exod. 1:5, 9.II. 130:3.VI. 7:5. 8:30; II Tim. 10:25; Deut. 22:2, 3; Job 35:7, 8; Luke 17:10; Acts 17:24, 25.II. 9:20; Ps. 4:1, 2, 3, 6, 7; Gal. 3:5, 6, 7; Rom. 12:23; II Cor. 3:11; John 1:33; Matt. 3:15–17, Gal. 2:1, 2, 3, 4, 5; II Tim. 5:21; Matt. 29 and 30; Matt. 1:20; I Cor. 5:17, 18, 19; James 2:8; Rom. Although God knows whatsoever may or can come to pass upon all supposed conditions,(d) yet hath He not decreed anything because He foresaw it as future, or as that which would come to pass upon such conditions. 1:4; Ps. 1:5; II Thess. (t) Which office He took not unto Himself, but was thereunto called by His Father,(u) who put all power and judgment into His hand, and gave Him commandment to execute the same. Christ, in the work of mediation, acteth according to both natures, by each nature doing that which is proper to itself:(n) yet, by reason of the unity of the person, that which is proper to one nature, is sometimes in Scripture attributed to the person denominated by the other nature. (b) Deut. (d) On the third day He arose from the dead,(e) with the same body in which He suffered,(f) with which also he ascended into heaven, and there sitteth at the right hand of His Father,(g) making intercession,(h) and shall return to judge men and angels at the end of the world. (p)(p) Luke 17:10; Neh. The supreme judge by which all controversies of religion are to be determined, and all decrees of councils, opinions of ancient writers, doctrines of men, and private spirits, are to be examined; and in whose sentence we are to rest; can be no other but the Holy Spirit speaking in the Scripture. Quantity Add to Cart Add to Wishlist Author(s): (click author name for other books by that author) Westminster Devines; Information. Find books (s)(o) Rom. A. (k) Heb. 51:5; Gen. 5:3; Job 14:4, Job 15:14.IV. Ver todos os formatos e edições Ocultar outros formatos e edições. (c) I John 2:3; I John 3:14, 18, 19, 21, 24; I John 5:13. Revisions were introduced into Confession of Faith in 1789 when the Presbyterian Church in the USA was originally constituted. 77 to ver. 4:4; Job 34:20. Under the gospel, when Christ, the substance,(n) was exhibited, the ordinances in which this covenant is dispensed are the preaching of the Word, and the administration of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper:(o) which, though fewer in number, and administered with more simplicity, and less outward glory; yet, in them, it is held forth in more fulness, evidence, and spiritual efficacy,(p) to all nations, both Jews and Gentiles;(q) and is called the New Testament. 2:14; Tit. 10:20. 10:5; Rom. To these officers the keys of the kingdom of heaven are committed: by virtue whereof, they have power respectively to retain, and remit sins; to shut that kingdom against the impenitent, both by the Word and censures; and to open it unto penitent sinners, by the ministry of the Gospel, and by absolution from censures, as occasion shall require. 15:3; Ps. Social Justice in our Divided Age: 5 Things About Which I Hope and Pray We Can All Agree 7:9, 14, 24. 5:9. 119:128; II Cor. The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646-1647) with Scripture Proofs 2:3. (r) John 6:64, 65, 66; John 8:24. 8. From this original corruption, whereby we are utterly indisposed, disabled, and made opposite to all good,(h) and wholly inclined to all evil,(i) do proceed all actual transgressions. (z) Gen. 4:5 with Heb. 1:32, with chap. 2:10, 11, 12; I Tim. (r) Eph. 7:2, 9.III. The Apostles Creed. 10:1, 2, 3, 4; Heb. 25:41, II Thess. 12:7. 3. Download books for free. (n) John 6:45, I Cor. (m) Gen. 17:1; Rev. (m)(f) Phil. 13:22; Job 9:2, 3; Gal. 7:7; Rom. (b) Matt. 4:6. (o)(l) Ps. 3:16.III. (k) Rom. (m) To Him is due from angels and men, and every other creature, whatsoever worship, service, or obedience He is pleased to require of them. 15:51, 52. 4:30, 31; Ps. 5:14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23. 2:25; Ps. (n) I Thess. The Larger Catechism 5. 3:24; Eph. 19:5, 6; Prov. 8:15, 16. The doctrine of this high mystery of predestination is to be handled with special prudence and care,(s) that men attending the will of God revealed in His Word, and yielding obedience thereunto, may, from the certainty of their effectual vocation, be assured of their eternal election. (e)(e) Eph. 22:1; Ps. (b) Gal. 12:21, 22, 23 with Luke 16:25, 26; Rev. 5:19; Heb. In the unity of the Godhead there be three persons, of one substance, power, and eternity; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. 7:18, 23; Phil. It pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,(a) for the manifestation of the glory of His eternal power, wisdom, and goodness,(b) in the beginning, to create, or make of nothing, the world, and all things therein whether visible or invisible, in the space of six days; and all very good. 19:1, 2, 3; Rom. (d)(b) Prov. 3:3, 4, 5, 6, 7.V. (g)(g) Acts 24:15; John 5:28, 29; I Cor. 28:13; I John 1:9. 2:17, 22, 26; Gal. 28:19; II Cor. Neither prayer, nor any other part of religious worship, is now under the Gospel either tied unto, or made more acceptable by any place in which it is performed, or towards which it is directed:(c) but God is to be worshipped everywhere,(d) in spirit and truth;(e) as in private families(f) daily,(g) and in secret each one by himself;(h) so, more solemnly, in the public assemblies, which are not carelessly or wilfully to be neglected, or forsaken, when God, by His Word or providence, calls thereunto. 4:2, 3; Col. 2:15.Chapter IX.Of Free Will.I. (o)(n) Heb. (p) It is likewise of use to the regenerate, to restrain their corruptions, in that it forbids sin:(q) and the threatenings of it serve to show what even their sins deserve; and what afflictions, in this life, they may expect for them, although freed from the curse thereof threatened in the law. 55:10, 11; Hos. 3. 1:24, 26, 28; Rom. 90:2; I Tim. 15:3, 4. 8:20; Acts 17:11; John 4:22; Hos. 15:42, 43, 44.III. (l) Hos. 13:8; Heb. 4:4. 3:27; Rom. (i) Matt. 30:5, 8, 12, 13. 2:13. 2:5, 6; Heb. I. (c) Acts 15:2, 4, 22, 23, 25.III. (i) Eph. (l) Ps. (n)(k) Exod. These documents come from the original text of 1646, from the manuscript of Cornelius Burgess, Assessor to the Westminster Assembly, with the Assembly’s proof texts, as published in the modern critical edition of 1937 by S. W. Carruthers. 3:20. 1:5. Confession of Faith The Westminster Confession of Faith is perhaps the most notable expression in c reedal form of the truths of the Bibl e. It was the work of that assembly of divines which was calle d together by Parliament and met in London , at Westminster Abbey, du ring the years 1643 - 1648. (i)(h) Rom. 104:24; Ps. ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesThe Song of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiOf the New Testament:The Gospels according toMatthewMarkLukeJohnThe Acts of the ApostlesPaul’s EpistlesTo the RomansCorinthians I.Corinthians II.GalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossiansThessalonians I.Thessalonians II.To Timothy I.To Timothy II.To TitusTo PhilemonThe Epistle to the HebrewsThe Epistle of JamesThe first and second Epistles of PeterThe first, second, and third Epistles of JohnThe Epistle of JudeThe Revelation of JohnAll which are given by inspiration of God, to be the rule of faith and life. 36:27. The justification of believers under the old testament was, in all these respects, one and the same with the justification of believers under the new testament. 102:28; Matt. (d) Beside these two places, for souls separated from their bodies, the Scripture acknowledgeth none. 9 chap. 12:28, 29; Eph. (c) Therefore, to swear vainly or rashly, by that glorious and dreadful Name; or, to swear at all by any other thing, is sinful, and to be abhorred. 1:2; Eph. 4:8. 3:3, 6. As Christ would have us to be certainly persuaded that there shall be a day of judgment, both to deter all men from sin, and for the greater consolation of the godly in their adversity;(f) so will He have that day unknown to men, that they may shake off all carnal security, and be always watchful, because they know not at what hour the Lord will come; and may be ever prepared to say, Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly, Amen. 76:11; Jer. 11:25, 26; Rom. (i) I Pet. 8:4, 6. 22:20.Westminster Confession of Faith: Proper attributions listed in the text. Christ, by His obedience and death, did fully discharge the debt of all those that are thus justified, and did make a proper, real, and full satisfaction to His Father’s justice in their behalf. The mission, passion and purpose of Ligonier Ministries is to proclaim the holiness of God 7:23; Matt. (p) Heb. 20:8, 10, 11; Isa. 3:21. 9:15, 18. 2:28, 29; I Pet. 6:10.II. 2:13; Phil. 51:4, 5, 7, 9, 14; Ps. 5:10; Eccles. 4:4. (w) Matt. 88 throughout; Ps. These documents come from the original text of 1646, from the manuscript of Cornelius Burgess, Assessor to the Westminster Assembly, with the Assembly’s proof texts, as published in the modern critical edition of 1937 by S. W. Carruthers. 6:1. 1:1. (f) But, under the new testament, the liberty of Christians is further enlarged, in their freedom from the yoke of the ceremonial law, to which the Jewish Church was subjected;(g) and in greater boldness of access to the throne of grace,(h) and in fuller communications of the free Spirit of God, than believers under the law did ordinarily partake of. (n) Rom. As it is the law of nature, that, in general, a due proportion of time be set apart for the worship of God; so, in His Word, by a positive, moral, and perpetual commandment, binding all men, in all ages, He hath particularly appointed one day in seven, for a Sabbath, to be kept holy unto Him:(k) which, from the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, was the last day of the week; and, from the resurrection of Christ, was changed into the first day of the week,(l) which, in Scripture, is called the Lord’s Day,(m) and is to be continued to the end of the world, as the Christian Sabbath. 3:24. To them also, as a body politic, He gave sundry judicial laws, which expired together with the State of that people; not obliging any other now, further than the general equity thereof may require. 19:8, 9, 10, 11; II Chron. (c) Gen. 1 chap. 22:18, 19; II Tim. 4:13; Heb. 26:70, 72, 74. (c) Ps. 3:10, 12; Eccles. (c) Matt. 11:7; Eph. 2:17. (m)(i) II Cor. 7:22. 10:14. (i) James 2:10, 11. 4:12; Rom. This faith is different in degrees, weak or strong;(k) may be often and many ways assailed, and weakened, but gets the victory;(l) growing up in many to the attainment of a full assurance through Christ,(m) who is both the author and finisher of our faith. (i) Gen. 3:6; Eccles. There are only two sacraments ordained by Christ our Lord in the Gospel; that is to say, Baptism and the Supper of the Lord: neither of which may be dispensed by any but by a minister of the Word lawfully ordained. (g) Luke 13:3, 5; Acts 17:30, 31.IV. (d)(b) Gen. The Lord Jesus, in His human nature thus united to the divine, was sanctified and anointed with the Holy Spirit, above measure,(p) having in Him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge;(q) in whom it pleased the Father that all fulness should dwell;(r) to the end that, being holy, harmless, undefiled, and full of grace and truth,(s) He might be thoroughly furnished to execute the office of a mediator and surety. 2:16; Tit. 4:6.Chapter III.Of God’s Eternal Decree.I. This is it! 5:7; Matt. 55:4, 5; I Cor. 3:27; Titus 3:5; Eph. 28:19; Mark 10:13, 14, 15, 16; Luke 18:15.V. 12:36, 37.II. 5:13, 14; Rom. 10:15; Heb. 4:15, 16; I Cor. (b) Matt. 5:6, 7.V. (w) Heb. 7:15; Matt. 7:5, 7, 8, 25; Gal. 5:12; Exod. 2:20; Acts 15:11.III. The Westminster Confession of Faith, with Scripture proofs eBook: Westminster Assembly of Divines: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store The 1647 Standards and Confession of Faith of the Westminster Assembly of Divines. Good works are only such as God hath commanded in His holy Word,(a) and not such as, without the warrant thereof, are devised by men, out of blind zeal, or upon any pretence of good intention. 3:24; Eph. 13:12; Rev. 13:1; I Kings 2:35; Acts 25:9, 10, 11; II Pet. 145:3. 9:22, 25, 26, 28. 28:18; Acts 2:36.IV. (b)(a) Rom. 4:3, 6, 16, 17, 23, 24; Heb. 8:9.III. (c) Ps. (f) John 20:25, 27. 2:16; II Pet. (f) Heb. 5:31, 32. (d) I Cor. 15:8; Exod. 1:10. (h) Gen. 24:2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9. Although drawn up by the 1646 Westminster Assembly, largely of the Church of England, it became and remains the 'subordinate standard' of doctrine in the Church of Scotland, and has been influential within Presbyterian churches worldwide. 8, 9, 10 chapters; Rom. (m)(m) Acts 3:21 with I Cor. (o) Rom. 26:29.VI. 16:27. Confession of Faith The Westminster Confession of Faith is perhaps the most notable expression in c reedal form of the truths of the Bibl e. It was the work of that assembly of divines which was calle d together by Parliament and met in London , at Westminster Abbey, du ring the years 1643 - 1648. 56:6, 7; Heb. (q) John 17:9; Rom. 9:32, 33; I Sam. 15:4; Matt. 1:10; Rom. Of Justification; XII. (n) James 5:16; Luke 17:3, 4; Joshua 7:19; Ps. The Westminster Confession of Faith is a Reformed confession of faith, in the Calvinist theological tradition. (o) Matt. 51 title and ver. 42:1; I Pet. It is the duty of people to pray for magistrates,(h) to honour their persons,(i) to pay them tribute or other dues,(k) to obey their lawful commands, and to be subject to their authority, for conscience’ sake. (b) Exod. (e) Gen. 2:7 with Eccles. 7:22, 23. (g)(e) Gal. (b) Rom. (b)(r) Acts 15:21; Rev. 2:2, 3; Matt. Social Justice in our Divided Age: 5 Things About Which I Hope and Pray We Can All Agree (g)(e) Ezek. scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. The Athanasian Creed. (l) Rom. (o)(k) John 1:1, 14; I John 5:20; Phil. KingsII. 1:11; Ps. 8:34; Acts 13:42; Luke 4:16; Acts 2:42.VII. 22:29, 31; Eph. 4:25. (n)(l) Matt. 16:19; I Cor. Prefatory note: In 1646, at the request of the “Long Parliament,” the Westminster Assembly of Divines finalized the Westminster Confession of Faith; Scripture proofs were added in 1647. (i)(a) Tit. 72:17; Ps. 5:5, 6. 55:7; Rom. 36:26, 27; John 6:44, 45.IV. SamuelII. 5:17, 18.VIII. 8:34; Heb. 31:18, 19; Joel 2:12, 13; Amos 5:15; Ps. (n) Matt. Of God’s Covenant with Man; VIII. (m) Nevertheless we acknowledge the inward illumination of the Spirit of God to be necessary for the saving understanding of such things as are revealed in the Word:(n) and that there are some circumstances concerning the worship of God, and government of the Church, common to human actions and societies, which are to be ordered by the light of nature and Christian prudence, according to the general rules of the Word, which are always to be observed. Elect infants, dying in infancy, are regenerated, and saved by Christ through the Spirit,(m) who worketh when, and where, and how He pleaseth:(n) so also, are all other elect persons who are uncapable of being outwardly called by the ministry of the Word. 51:8, 10, 12; Rev. CHAPTER 29. 3. 2:8. (p) Ephes. 1:8, 9. 1:19, 20; Ps. (t) II John ver. 5:8, 9, 10, 19; I Tim. ii. 50:10. (x)(u) Eph. 8:13. 13:47; Isa. Men ought not to content themselves with a general repentance, but it is every man’s duty to endeavour to repent of his particular sins, particularly. 1:4; Col. 1:13; Acts 26:18; Rom. Although ignorant and wicked men receive the outward elements in this sacrament: yet they receive not the thing signified thereby, but by their unworthy coming thereunto are guilty of the body and blood of the Lord to their own damnation. 2:8, 9; Tit. (m) Col. 2:20, 22, 23; Gal. 1:11, 12, 14; I John 3:16, 17, 18; Gal. 110:3; John 6:37; Rom. (p) Ps. 3:9, 19. A. Hodge About the author: Archibald Alexander Hodge was born in 1823 in Princeton, the son of Charles Hodge. 14:4; Ps. 33:10, 11. (p) John 1:14, 18. 25:31 to the end; Rom. (p) And, for their publishing of such opinions, or maintaining of such practices, as are contrary to the light of nature, or to the known principles of Christianity, whether concerning faith, worship, or conversation; or, to the power of godliness; or, such erroneous opinions or practices, as either in their own nature, or in the manner of publishing or maintaining them, are destructive to the external peace and order which Christ hath established in the Church, they may lawfully be called to account, and proceeded against by the censures of the Church,(q) and by the power of the civil magistrate. 5:22, 23. The Athanasian Creed. 11:3, 4; Rev. The distance between God and the creature is go great, that although reasonable creatures do owe obedience unto Him as their Creator, yet they could never have any fruition of Him as their blessedness and reward, but by some voluntary condescension on God’s part, which He hath been pleased to express by way of covenant. 10:1; Gal. 13:15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22. 64:7; II Tim. (w) John 5:22, 27; Matt. God alone is Lord of the conscience,(k) and hath left it free from the doctrines and commandments of men, which are in any thing contrary to His Word; or beside it, if matters of faith or worship. Westminster Confession of Faith . 13:19; Heb. 4:13. 10:6, 9; Gal. (l) Not is it to be violated, although made to heretics, or infidels. 11:25.V. 31:15, 16, 17; Isa. Adultery or fornication committed after a contract, being detected before marriage, giveth just occasion to the innocent party to dissolve that contract. (g) Isa. (u) II Cor. 10:24, 25; Acts 2:42, 46; Isa. 12:14.II. 1:11, 14; John 17:2; Heb. (t) Isa. 18:24, 25, 26, 27, 28. 25:21, 23.VII. (q)(n) I John 5:14. (c)(c) I Tim. As God hath appointed the elect unto glory, so hath He, by the eternal and most free purpose of His will, fore-ordained all the means thereunto. What is the chief and highest end of man? (m)(l) Mark 16:15, 16; Acts 8:37, 38. 3:18. (t) So shall this doctrine afford matter of praise, reverence, and admiration of God,(u) and of humility, diligence, and abundant consolation to all that sincerely obey the Gospel. 16:26. (f) I Cor. 26:26, 27. A. A preface. 2:2; Ps. 3:5, 7; Eph. The bodies of men, after death, return to dust and see corruption:(a) but their souls (which neither die nor sleep) having an immortal subsistence, immediately return to God who gave them:(b) the souls of the righteous, being then made perfect in holiness, are received into the highest heavens, where they behold the face of God, in light and glory, waiting for the full redemption of their bodies. 100:2, 3; Job. 1:19. The Westminster Standards are a confession for all peoples. (c) Gen. 2:16, 17; Gen. 3:6.III. 76:10; II Kings 19:28. 6:3, 4; I Cor. 3:14, and I Tim. We cannot, by our best works, merit pardon of sin, or eternal life at the hand of God, by reason of the great disproportion that is between them and the glory to come; and the infinite distance that is between us and God, whom, by them, we can neither profit, nor satisfy for the debt of our former sins,(q) but when we have done all we can, we have done but our duty, and are unprofitable servants;(r) and because, as they are good, they proceed from His Spirit;(s) and as they are wrought by us, they are defiled, and mixed with so much weakness and imperfection, that they cannot endure the severity of God’s judgment. This volume is the original 1647 version of the Westminster Confession of Faith, and its subordinate documents which comprise the Solemn League and Covenant, the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, the … (c) I Cor. (z) Joel 2:12; Esther 4:16; Matt. 3:19; Acts 13:38, 39; Eph. (d)(b) Heb. (o) Rom. 11:13, 14; I Cor. 25:41, 42, 43, 45; Matt. 116:12, 13; I Pet. 4:4, 5; Acts 13:39; Rom. (p) II Sam. 13:5; Tit. 28:19; I Cor. 1. FPCS 1994. (t) John 5:39. (a)(a) Rom. 1:4, 5; Eph. (b) Luke 24:47; Mark 1:15; Acts 20:21.II. 13:20, 21; Heb. (g) Exod. 11:33; Deut. (c) I Cor. 15:9, 10, 11, 12. 1:30.II. 4:13; II Cor. What is the chief end of man? 23.IV. (d) Ps. (f) II Cor. 6. 12:14; Rom. 23:8, 9, 10; II Thess. 34:33; II Chron. They who are once effectually called and regenerated, having a new heart and a new spirit created in them, are further sanctified, really and personally, through the virtue of Christ’s death and resurrection,(a) by His Word and Spirit dwelling in them:(b) the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed,(c) and the several lusts thereof are more and more weakened and mortified;(d) and they more and more quickened and strengthened in all saving graces,(e) to the practice of true holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. Baptism is a sacrament of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ,(a) not only for the solemn admission of the party baptized into the visible Church;(b) but also, to be unto him a sign and seal of the covenant of grace,(c) of his ingrafting into Christ,(d) of regeneration,(e) of remission of sins,(f) and of his giving up unto God through Jesus Christ, to walk in the newness of life. 11:30, 32; Luke 1:20.VI. 3:10, 11, 12. (l) He is most holy in all His counsels, in all His works, and in all His commands. A Commentary on The Westminster Confession of Faith With Scripture Proofs eBook: Hodge, A.A.: Amazon.in: Kindle Store 3:16. (f)(b) I Cor. (d) Matt. (g)(g) Luke 16:29, 31; Eph. 4:30. (f) Gal. (g) John 6:44, 65; Eph. 6:22, 23.II. 5:4, 5. 12:2.Chapter XV.Of Repentance unto Life.I. 9:16; Titus 3:5. (g)(f) II Pet. 9:10, 19, 20, 21, 22; Acts 2:41; Acts 16:33; Mark 7:4.IV. 5:26; II Thess. 7:1.Chapter XIV.Of Saving Faith.I. A candid but captious critique of all the chapters. 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