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Chapter 32, Of the Last Judgment

Please note: The following are only rough notes for this chapter and are not a complete commentary. But I am posting them in the event they prove useful until the commentary for this chapter is complete. ————————- God hath appointed … Continue reading

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Chapter 31, Of the State of Man After Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead

Please note: The following are only rough notes for this chapter, and are not a complete commentary. But I am posting them in the event they prove useful until the commentary for this chapter is complete. ————————– The bodies of … Continue reading

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Chapter 30, Of the Lord’s Supper

Please note: The following are only rough notes for this chapter and are not a complete commentary. But I am posting them in the event they prove useful until the commentary for this chapter is complete. ————————– The Supper of … Continue reading

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Chapter 29, Of Baptism

Please note: The following are only rough notes for this chapter, and are not a complete commentary. But I am posting them in the event they prove useful until the commentary for this chapter is complete. ———————— Baptism is an … Continue reading

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Chapter 28, Of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

Please note: The following are only rough notes for this chapter, and are not a complete commentary. But I am posting them in the event they prove useful until the commentary for this chapter is complete. ———————- Baptism and the … Continue reading

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Chapter 27, Of the Communion of the Saints

Please note: The following are only rough notes for this chapter, and are not a complete commentary. But I am posting them in the event they prove useful until the commentary for this chapter is complete. All saints that are … Continue reading

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Chapter 26, Of the Church

Please note: The following are only rough notes for this chapter, and are not a complete commentary. But I am posting them in the event they prove useful until the commentary for this chapter is complete. ———————— The catholic or … Continue reading

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Chapter 25, Of Marriage

Please note: The following are only rough notes for this chapter, and are not a complete commentary. But I am posting them in the event they prove useful until the commentary for this chapter is complete. ———————— Marriage is to … Continue reading

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Chapter 24, Of the Civil Magistrate

Please note: The following are only rough notes for this chapter, and are not a complete commentary. But I am posting them in the event they prove useful until the commentary for this chapter is complete. ———————— God, the supreme … Continue reading

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Chapter 23, Of Lawful Oaths and Vows

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Chapter 22. Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day

The light of Nature shows that there is a God, who hath Lordship, and Sovereignty over all; is just, good, and doth good unto all; and is therefore to be feared, loved, praised, called upon, trusted in, and served, with … Continue reading

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Chapter 21, Of Christian Liberty and Liberty of Conscience

The Liberty which Christ hath purchased for Believers under the Gospel, consists in their freedom from the guilt of Sin, the condemning wrath of God, the Rigour and Curse of the Law; and in their being delivered from this present … Continue reading

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Chapter 20, Of the Gospel and of the Extent of the Grace Therein

The Covenant of Works being broken by Sin, and made unprofitable unto Life; God was pleased to give forth the promise of Christ, the Seed of the Woman, as the means of calling the Elect, and begetting in them Faith … Continue reading

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Chapter 19, Of the Law of God

1. God gave to Adam a Law of universal obedience, written in his Heart, and a particular precept of not eating the Fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil; by which he bound him, and all his … Continue reading

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Chapter 18, Of Assurance of Grace and Salvation

Although temporary Believers, and other unregenerate men, may vainly deceive themselves with false hopes, and carnal presumptions, of being in the favour of God, and state of salvation, which hope of theirs shall perish; yet such as truly believe in … Continue reading

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Chapter 17, Of the Perseverance of the Saints

Those whom God hath accepted in the Beloved, effectually called and Sanctified by his Spirit, and given the precious faith of his Elect unto, can neither totally nor finally fall from the state of grace; but shall certainly persevere therein … Continue reading

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Chapter 16, Of Good Works

Good Works are only such as God hath commanded in his Holy Word; and not such as without the warrant thereof, are devised by men, out of blind zeal, or upon any pretence of good intentions. (Micah 6:8; Hebrews 13:21; … Continue reading

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Chapter 15, Of Repentance unto Life and Salvation

Such of the Elect as are converted at riper years, having sometimes lived in the state of nature, and therein served divers lusts and pleasures, God in their Effectual Calling giveth them Repentance unto Life. (Titus 3:2-5) Repentance and faith … Continue reading

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Chapter 14, Of Saving Faith

The Grace of Faith, whereby the Elect are enabled to believe to the saving of their souls, is the work of the Spirit of Christ in their hearts; and is ordinarily wrought by the Ministry of the Word; by which … Continue reading

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Chapter 13, Of, Sanctification

1.  They who are united to Christ, Effectually called, and regenerated, having a new heart, and a new Spirit created in them, through the virtue of Christ’s death and Resurrection; are also further sanctified, really, and personally, through the same … Continue reading

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Chapter 12, Of Adoption

All those that are justified, God vouchsafed, in and for the sake of his only Son Jesus Christ, to make partakers of the grace of adoption, by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges … Continue reading

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Chapter 11, Of Justification

Those whom God effectually calleth, he also freely justifieth, not by infusing righteousness into them, but by pardoning their sins, and by accounting and accepting their persons as righteous; not for anything wrought in them, or done by them, but … Continue reading

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Chapter 10, Of Effectual Calling

Those whom God hath predestinated unto life, he is pleased in his appointed, and accepted time, effectually to call, by his Word and Spirit, out of that state of sin and death in which they are by nature, to grace … Continue reading

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Chapter 9: Of Free Will

God hath endued the will of man with that natural liberty and power of acting upon choice, that it is neither forced, nor by any necessity of nature determined to do good or evil. (Matthew 17:12; James 1:14; Deuteronomy 30:19 … Continue reading

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Chapter 8: Of Christ the Mediator

It pleased God, in His eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, his only begotten Son, according to the Covenant made between them both, to be the mediator between God and man; the prophet, priest, and king; head … Continue reading

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Chapter 7: Of God’s Covenant

1. The distance between God and the creature is so great, that although reasonable creatures do owe obedience to him as their creator, yet they could never have attained the reward of Life but by some voluntary condescension on God’s … Continue reading

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Chapter 6: Of the Fall of Man, Of Sin, and Of the Punishment Thereof

1.  Although God created man upright and perfect, and gave him a righteous law, which had been unto life had he kept it, and threatened death upon the breach thereof, yet he did not long abide in this honour; Satan … Continue reading

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Chapter 5: Of Divine Providence

1. God the good Creator of all things, in his infinite power and wisdom doth uphold, direct, dispose, and govern all creatures and things, from the greatest even to the least, by his most wise and holy providence, to the … Continue reading

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Chapter 4: Of Creation

1. In the beginning it pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, for the manifestation of the glory of his eternal power, wisdom, and goodness, to create or make the world, and all things therein, whether visible or invisible, … Continue reading

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Chapter 3: Of God’s Decrees

1. God hath decreed in himself, from all eternity, by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will, freely and unchangeably, all things, whatsoever comes to pass; yet so as thereby is God neither the author of sin … Continue reading

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Chapter 2, Of the Holy Trinity

1. The Lord our God is but one only living and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself, infinite in being and perfection; whose Essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself; a most pure spirit, invisible, without … Continue reading

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Chapter 1, Of the Holy Scriptures

The Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain, and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of … Continue reading

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