The Westminster confession of faith, with notes by J. Macpherson

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Page 49 - 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. Wherefore they who are elected being fallen in Adam, are redeemed by Christ, are effectually called unto faith in Christ by his Spirit working in due season; are justified, adopted, sanctified, and kept by his power through faith unto salvation. Neither are any other redeemed by Christ, effectually called, justified, adopted, sanctified, and saved, but the...
Page 50 - The rest of mankind God was pleased, according to the unsearchable counsel of his own will, (whereby he extendeth or withholdeth mercy, as he pleaseth, for the glory of his sovereign power over his creatures,) to pass by, and to ordain them to dishonour and wrath for their sin, to the praise of his glorious justice.
Page 71 - Mans nature, with all the essential properties and common infirmities thereof, yet without sin, being conceived by the power of the holy Ghost, in the womb of the Virgin Mary of her substance : So that two whole perfect and distinct natures, the Godhead and the Manhood, were inseparably joyncd together in one Person, without conversion, composition, or confusion ; which Person is very God and very Man, yet one Christ, the only Mediator between God and Man.
Page 122 - God alone is Lord of the conscience,* and hath left it free from the doctrines and commandments of men, which are in any thing contrary to his word...
Page 121 - Of law there can be no less acknowledged, than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world...
Page 124 - God, 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,...
Page 165 - 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.
Page 146 - ... and are obliged to the performance of such duties, public and private, as do conduce to their mutual good, both in the inward and outward man. II. All saints are bound to maintain an holy fellowship and communion in the worship of God, and in performing such other spiritual services as tend to their mutual edification...
Page 149 - There are two Sacraments ordained of Christ our Lord in the Gospel, that is to say, Baptism, and the Supper of the Lord.
Page 156 - That doctrine which maintains a change of the substance of bread and wine into the substance of Christ's body and blood, commonly called Transubstantiation, by consecration of a priest...

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