WCF 20.1

August 31, 2015

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 20: Of Christian Liberty, and Liberty of Conscience

1: The liberty which Christ has purchased for believers under the Gospel consists in their freedom from the guilt of sin, and condemning wrath of God, the curse of the moral law;[387] and, in their being delivered from this present evil world, bondage to Satan, and dominion of sin;[388] from the evil of afflictions, the sting of death, the victory of the grave, and everlasting damnation;[389] as also, in their free access to God,[390] and their yielding obedience unto Him, not out of slavish fear, but a child-like love and willing mind.[391] All which were common also to believers under the law.[392] 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;[393] and in greater boldness of access to the throne of grace,[394] and in fuller communications of the free Spirit of God, than believers under the law did ordinarily partake of.[395]

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