Archive for January, 2017

WCF 3.5

January 31, 2017

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 3: Of God’s Eternal Decree

5: Those of mankind that are predestinated unto life, God, before the foundation of the world was laid, according to His eternal and immutable purpose, and the secret counsel and good pleasure of His will, has chosen, in Christ, unto everlasting glory,[73] out of His mere free grace and love, without any foresight of faith, or good works, or perseverance in either of them, or any other thing in the creature, as conditions, or causes moving Him thereunto;[74] and all to the praise of His glorious grace.[75]

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WCF 3.4

January 30, 2017

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 3: Of God’s Eternal Decree

4: These angels and men, thus predestinated, and foreordained, are particularly and unchangeably designed, and their number so certain and definite, that it cannot be either increased or diminished.[72]

LC 13

January 29, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 13. What hath God especially decreed concerning angels and men?
A. God, by an eternal and immutable decree, out of his mere love, for the praise of his glorious grace, to be manifested in due time, hath elected some angels to glory;[45] and in Christ hath chosen some men to eternal life, and the means thereof:[46] and also, according to his sovereign power, and the unsearchable counsel of his own will, (whereby he extendeth or withholdeth favor as he pleaseth,) hath passed by and foreordained the rest to dishonor and wrath, to be for their sin inflicted, to the praise of the glory of his justice.[47]

WCF 3.3

January 28, 2017

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 3: Of God’s Eternal Decree

3: By the decree of God, for the manifestation of His glory, some men and angels[70] are predestinated unto everlasting life; and others foreordained to everlasting death.[71]

WCF 3.2

January 27, 2017

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 3: Of God’s Eternal Decree

2: Although God knows whatsoever may or can come to pass upon all supposed conditions;[68] yet has He not decreed anything because He foresaw it as future, or as that which would come to pass upon such conditions.[69]

LC 12, SC 7

January 26, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 12. What are the decrees of God?
A. God’s decrees are the wise, free, and holy acts of the counsel of his will,[43] whereby, from all eternity, he hath, for his own glory, unchangeably foreordained whatsoever comes to pass in time,[44] especially concerning angels and men.

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 7. What are the decrees of God?
A. The decrees of God are, his eternal purpose, according to the counsel of his will, whereby, for his own glory, he hath foreordained whatsoever comes to pass.[22]

WCF 3.1

January 25, 2017

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 3: Of God’s Eternal Decree

1: God from all eternity, did, by the most wise and holy counsel of His own will, freely, and unchangeably ordain whatsoever comes to pass;[65] yet so, as thereby neither is God the author of sin,[66]nor is violence offered to the will of the creatures; nor is the liberty or contingency of second causes taken away, but rather established.[67]

LC 11

January 24, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 11. How doth it appear that the Son and the Holy Ghost are God equal with the Father?
A. The Scriptures manifest that the Son and the Holy Ghost are God equal with the Father, ascribing unto them such names,[39] attributes,[40] works,[41] and worship,[42] as are proper to God only.

LC 10

January 23, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 10. What are the personal properties of the three persons in the Godhead?
A. It is proper to the Father to beget the Son,[36] and to the Son to be begotten of the Father,[37] and to the Holy Ghost to proceed from the Father and the Son from all eternity.[38]

LC 9, SC 6

January 22, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 9. How many persons are there in the Godhead?
A. There be three persons in the Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one true, eternal God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory; although distinguished by their personal properties.[35]

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 6. How many persons are there in the Godhead?
A. There are three persons in the Godhead: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost;[20] and these three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.[21]