26:18 with Matt. 3:5. 6. Not only those that do actually profess faith in and obedience unto Christ,(l) but also the infants of one or both believing parents, are to be baptized. 19:8, 9, 10, 11; II Chron. 36:31; Isa. Nevertheless, they may, through the temptations of Satan and of the world, the prevalency of corruption remaining in them, and the neglect of the means of their preservation, fall into grievous sins;(g) and, for a time, continue therein:(h) whereby they incur God’s displeasure,(i) and grieve His Holy Spirit,(k) come to be deprived of some measure of their graces and comforts,(l) have their hearts hardened,(m) and their consciences wounded,(n) hurt and scandalize others,(o) and bring temporal judgments upon themselves. 4:10 with John 5:23 and II Cor. (b) Luke 23:43; Eccles. 13:12, 16, 17; Jer. ii. 1:19, 21; II Tim. 9:22, 23; Eph. 12:32; Matt. 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. (q) Psalm 119:105, 130.VIII. The Ligonier Ministries site requires Javascript, but you’ve got Javascript disabled. 2:4, 5.IV. 23:3; I Pet. (d) Heb. (k)(k) Heb. 4:11; Col. 2:11, 12; I Cor. (s) Prov. 2:13. 7:1; Rom. 10:39. 10:10, 14; Dan. How does it appear that there is a God? 32:25, 26, 31; II Sam. 2:1, 2, 3, 4, 5; II Tim. (s) II Tim. (f) Gal. 5:13, 14; Rom. (k)(h) Lev. 5:10, 11; II Thess. 1:18, 19, 20. 3:6, 14, 15; Matt. (l) Rom. 2:5. The infallible rule of interpretation of Scripture is the Scripture itself: and therefore, when there is a question about the true and full sense of any Scripture (which is not manifold, but one), it must be searched and known by other places that speak more clearly. Of the Holy Scripture. 6. 12:13. (p) Ps. (g) Rom. 19:8, 9, 10, 11; II Chron. 11:19; Phil. (e) Rom. (o)(n) Heb. 8:1, 12; I John 3:2, 3; Ps. 51:8, 12; Isa. (a)(a) Phil. 6:17; Jude ver. 2:12; John 4:22; John 17:3. Wherefore, all ignorant and ungodly persons, as they are unfit to enjoy communion with Him, so are they unworthy of the Lord’s table; and cannot, without great sin against Christ while they remain such, partake of these holy mysteries,(p) or be admitted thereunto. 3:20. 8:1. 2:8. WESTMINSTER CONFESSION CEP-ESV WITH SCRIPTURE PROOFS. (e) All which ceremonial laws are now abrogated, under the new testament. 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. 16:33.II. 1:4, 9, 11; Rom. (n) Heb. (f) Acts. How does it appear that there is a God? (i)(e) John 4:42; I Thess. (c) Ps. 13:8.Chapter XII.Of Adoption.All those that are justified, God vouchsafeth, in and for His only Son Jesus Christ, to make partakers of the grace of adoption:(a) by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God,(b) have His name put upon them,(c) receive the spirit of adoption,(d) have access to the throne of grace with boldness,(e) are enabled to cry, Abba, Father,(f) are pitied,(g) protected,(h) provided for,(i) and chastened by Him as by a Father;(k) yet never cast off,(l) but sealed to the day of redemption,(m) and inherit the promises,(n) as heirs of everlasting salvation. (m) Gen. 17:1; Rev. 22:37, 38, 39, 40.III. (f)(e) Matt. (l) Dan. 9, 10, 11; I Cor. (i)(e) Heb. 1:11, 12, 14; I John 3:16, 17, 18; Gal. (e)(d) John 1:12; Rom. 23:21, 22, 23; Ps. This sanctification is throughout, in the whole man;(g) yet imperfect in this life, there abiding still some remnants of corruption in every part:(h) whence ariseth a continual and irreconcilable war; the flesh lusting against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh. 1:4; Col. 1:13; Acts 26:18; Rom. (r) John 15:13, 15; Eph. 1:20; I Cor. 5:1. The civil magistrate may not assume to himself the administration of the Word and sacraments, or the power of the keys of the kingdom of heaven:(e) yet he hath authority, and it is his duty, to take order, that unity and peace be. The grace of faith, whereby the elect are enabled to believe to the saving of their souls,(a) is the work of the Spirit of Christ in their hearts;(b) and is ordinarily wrought by the ministry of the Word:(c) by which also, and by the administration of the sacraments, and prayer, it is increased and strengthened. (p) Acts 8:13, 23.VI. 2:7.IV. As there is no sin so small, but it deserves damnation,(h) so there is no sin so great, that it can bring damnation upon those who truly repent. ; I Tim. 4:8. 73:15; Ps. 6:16; I John 5:4, 5. 7:22; Matt. 5:14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23. (o)(n) I Cor. (z) Deut. 3:19; Acts 13:38, 39; Eph. 28:18; Acts 2:36.IV. 4:1, 2, 3, 6, 7; Gal. 1:7. 3:16. 2:5.III. When God converts a sinner, and translates him into the state of grace, He freeth him from his natural bondage under sin;(h) and, by His grace alone, enables him freely to will and to do that which is spiritually good;(i) yet so, as that by reason of his remaining corruption, he doth not perfectly, nor only, will that which is good, but doth also will that which is evil. 19:1, 2, 3; Rom. 17:12, 16, 17; Neh. (f) For the better effecting whereof, he hath power to call synods, to be present at them, and to provide that whatsoever is transacted in them be according to the mind of God. 13:4; I Tim. 5:1; Acts 15:10, 11. 28:13; I John 1:9. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, CHAPTER 1 THE CONFESSION OF FAITH. 7:1; Heb. 6; II Pet. (l) Ps. 8:30; Eph. (b) Matt. (x) Deut. 1:10; Gal. (h) Prov. The Westminster Confession of Faith is a Reformed confession of faith. 1:2. (g)(g) Luke 16:29, 31; Eph. 13:8.VII. (x) Deut. (g) Neither may any man bind himself by oath to anything but what is good and just, and what he believeth so to be, and what he is able and resolved to perform. (r)(r) Matt. 2:4, 5; Prov. (k) And the heavenliness of the matter, the efficacy of the doctrine, the majesty of the style, the consent of all the parts, the scope of the whole (which is, to give all glory to God), the full discovery it makes of the only way of man’s salvation, the many other incomparable excellencies, and the entire perfection thereof, are arguments whereby it doth abundantly evidence itself to be the Word of God: yet notwithstanding, our full persuasion and assurance of the infallible truth and divine authority thereof, is from the inward work of the Holy Spirit bearing witness by and with the Word in our hearts. Of the Lord's Supper. (i)(h) Acts 2:23. (k) Gen. 2:17; Gen. 3:8, 9, 10, 11, 23. 2:8.VIII. 5:7. 1:13, 17; I John 1:5. 26:29.VI. 13:1, 2, 3, 4; I Pet. 2. (c) Hag. (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. Therefore they are not to be made the rule of faith, or practice; but to be used as a help in both. The Lord Jesus, by His perfect obedience, and sacrifice of Himself, which He, through the eternal Spirit, once offered up unto God, hath fully satisfied the justice of His Father;(k) and purchased, not only reconciliation, but an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven, for all those whom the Father hath given unto Him. 16:1, 2; Acts 20:7. 1:4, 9. 13:47; Isa. 13:6 to 12; Rom. 4:25. 51:8. 2:1. 14:23; Isa. (c) And the souls of the wicked are cast into hell, where they remain in torments and utter darkness, reserved to the judgment of the great day. 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. 4:4, 5; Acts 13:39; Rom. 5:4. 30:22; Ps. (d) Beside these two places, for souls separated from their bodies, the Scripture acknowledgeth none. The Westminster Confession of Faith, 1 The Westminster Confession of Faith Chapter I - Of the Holy Scripture. (i) Gen. 8:22; Jer. 5:12; Acts 20:17, 28; Heb. 2:14, 15; Rom. All synods or councils, since the Apostles’ times, whether general or particular, may err; and many have erred. 2:15, 16.IV. (e) Ezek. 6:10.II. (t) II Pet. (p)(o) Ps. (b) Matt. 2:4.V. 1:7; Jer. 2:10, 11, 12; Isa. (k) Matt. The Westminster Confession of Faith ( without scripture proof) | Westminster Divines | download | Z-Library. (b) Dan. (n) Matt. 1:9; Tit. (Glasgow, 1973). God did, from all eternity, decree to justify all the elect,(l) and Christ did, in the fulness of time, die for their sins, and rise again for their justification:(m) nevertheless, they are not justified, until the Holy Spirit doth, in due time, actually apply Christ unto them. (t) So as, a man’s doing good, and refraining from evil, because the law encourageth to the one and deterreth from the other, is no evidence of his being under the law; and not under grace. 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. (e) Rom. 29, 30 chaps. 4:14, 16; Heb. (n)(k) Rom. Download books for free. 2:6; Gal. (f) I Cor. (s) Gal. 4:15, 16; John 4:24, with Luke 24:39. 16:18; Ps. 6:23. 3:9, 14. 9:24, 26; Isa. (i) Rom. i. 6:12, 14, 15; Col. 4:2; Eph. 9:22, 23; Matt. (t) II John ver. (d) Rom. 6:11, 12; Eph. 4:2. 1:10; Gal. 2:14; Titus 3:3, 4, 5.IV. 10:24, 25; Acts 2:42, 46; Isa. 5:12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and I Cor. 2:13; Phil. (a) Ps. (o)(m) Luke 18:15, 16, and Acts 2:38, 39 and John 3:3, 5 and I John 5:12 & Rom. The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for His own glory, man’s salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added, whether by new revelations of the Spirit or traditions of men. 31:18, 19; Joel 2:12, 13; Amos 5:15; Ps. (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. The Confession of faith, the Larger and Shorter catechisms, with the scripture proofs at large : together with the sum of saving knowledge (contain'd in the Holy Scriptures, and held forth in the said Confession and Catechisms) and practical use thereof .. (d) Col. 2:18, Rev. 8:30; II Tim. 1:15; Gen. 6:5; Jer. 7:15; Matt. Under the name of Holy Scripture, or the Word of God written, are now contained all the books of the Old and New Testament, which are these:Of the Old Testament:GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuthI. 4:1; Heb. 5:17, 18, 19. (o) I Cor. Of God’s Eternal Decree; IV. (d)(d) I Thess. 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. 3:16; I John 5:9; I Thess. Although true believers be not under the law, as a covenant of works, to be thereby justified, or condemned;(l) yet is it of great use to them, as well as to others; in that, as a rule of life informing them of the will of God, and their duty, it directs, and binds them to walk accordingly;(m) discovering also the sinful pollutions of their nature, hearts, and lives;(n) so as, examining themselves thereby, they may come to further conviction of, humiliation for, and hatred against sin;(o) together with a clearer sight of the need they have of Christ, and the perfection of His obedience. (f) Yet, inasmuch as He was given by the Father for them;(g) and His obedience and satisfaction accepted in their stead;(h) and both freely, not for anything in them; their justification is only of free grace;(i) that both the exact justice, and rich grace of God, might be glorified in the justification of sinners. 42:6. 3:6, 7, 8, 9. 7:29; Rom. (m) Rev. 14:26. (p)(p) Luke 17:10; Neh. (l) I Cor. 6:3, 4. (f) II Cor. 11:3, 4; Rev. 4:28; Acts 5:4.Chapter XXVII.Of the Sacraments.I. 2:4, 5; Gal. The reading of the Scriptures with godly fear,(r) the sound preaching(s) and conscionable hearing of the Word, in obedience unto God, with understanding, faith and reverence;(t) singing of psalms with grace in the heart;(u) as also, the due administration and worthy receiving of the sacraments instituted by Christ; are all parts of the ordinary religious worship of God:(w) beside religious oaths,(x) vows,(y) solemn fastings,(z) and thanksgivings, upon special occasions,(a) which are, in their several times and seasons, to be used in a holy and religious manner. 3:1. 4:11, 12; I Cor. The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for His own glory, man’s salvation, faith, and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added, whether by new revelations of the Spirit, or traditions of men. 2:4. (r)(r) Gal. (l) I John 2:20, 27; John 16:13, 14; I Cor. 20:7; Jer. (m) Gal. 2:1, 2; II Chron. (q) I John 3:9; Luke 22:32; Job 13:15; Ps. Links to the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Shorter Catechism to the left will take you offsite. (c) Rom. 15:3; Ps. 5:1, 2. Faith, thus receiving and resting on Christ and His righteousness, is the alone instrument of justification;(d) yet is it not alone in the person justified, but is ever accompanied with all other saving graces, and is no dead faith, but worketh by love. (n)(l) Matt. (n)(k) Exod. (d) Exod. Chapter 1 – Of the Holy Scripture Chapter 2 – Of God and the Holy Trinity Chapter 3 – Of God’s Eternal Decree Chapter 4 – Of Creation Chapter 5 – Of Providence Chapter 6 – Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment thereof Chapter 7 – Of God’s Covenant with Man Chapter 8 – Of Christ the Mediator Chapter 9 – Of Free Will Chapter 10 – Of Effectual Calling Chapter 11 – Of Justification Chapter 12 – Of Adoption Chapter 13 – Of Sanctification Chapter 14 – Of Saving Faith Chapter 15 – Of Repentance unt… (c) I Cor. (c) Gen. 2:16, 17; Gen. 3:6.III. Our first parents, being seduced by the subtilty and temptation of Satan, sinned, in eating the forbidden fruit. 65:2. (o) II Cor. 113:5, 6; Ps. 20:8, 10, 11; Isa. When the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America was formed in 1788, it adopted (with minor revisions) the Westminster Confession of Faith, Larger and Shorter Catechisms (1647), as its secondary standards (the Bible itself being the only infallible rule of faith … 3:13. (d) Luke 16:23, 24; Acts 1:25; Jude ver. God doth continue to forgive the sins of those that are justified:(o) and although they can never fall from the state of justification;(p) yet they may, by their sins, fall under God’s fatherly displeasure, and not have the light of His countenance restored unto them, until they humble themselves, confess their sins, beg pardon, and renew their faith and repentance.