Archive for March, 2018

WCF 8.2

March 21, 2018

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 8: Of Christ the Mediator

2: The Son of God, the second person of the Trinity, being very and eternal God, of one substance and equal with the Father, did, when the fullness of time was come, take upon Him man’s nature,[170] with all the essential properties, and common infirmities thereof, yet without sin;[171] being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the virgin Mary, of her substance.[172] So that two whole, perfect, and distinct natures, the Godhead and the manhood, were inseparably joined together in one person, without conversion, composition, or confusion.[173] Which person is very God, and very man, yet one Christ, the only Mediator between God and man.[174]

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WCF 8.1

March 20, 2018

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 8: Of Christ the Mediator

1: It pleased God, in His eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, His only begotten Son, to be the Mediator between God and man,[161] the Prophet,[162] Priest,[163] and King,[164] the Head and Savior of His Church,[165] the Heir of all things,[166] and Judge of the world:[167] unto whom He did from all eternity give a people, to be His seed,[168] and to be by Him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and glorified.[169]

LC 35

March 19, 2018

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 35. How is the covenant of grace administered under the New Testament?
A. Under the New Testament, when Christ the substance was exhibited, the same covenant of grace was and still is to be administered in the preaching of the Word,[133] and the administration of the sacraments of Baptism[134] and the Lord’s Supper;[135] in which grace and salvation are held forth in more fulness, evidence, and efficacy, to all nations.[136]

WCF 7.6

March 18, 2018

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 7: Of God’s Covenant with Man

6: Under the Gospel, when Christ, the substance,[155] was exhibited, the ordinances in which this covenant is dispensed are the preaching of the Word, and the administration of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper:[156] which, though fewer in number, and administered with more simplicity, and less outward glory, yet, in them, it is held forth in more fullness, evidence, and spiritual efficacy,[157] to all nations, both Jews and Gentiles;[158] and is called the New Testament.[159] There are not therefore two covenants of grace, differing in substance, but one and the same, under various dispensations.[160]

LC 34

March 17, 2018

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 34. How was the covenant of grace administered under the Old Testament?
A. The covenant of grace was administered under the Old Testament, by promises,[126] prophecies,[127] sacrifices,[128] circumcision,[129] the passover,[130] and other types and ordinances, which did all fore-signify Christ then to come, and were for that time sufficient to build up the elect in faith in the promised Messiah,[131] by whom they then had full remission of sin, and eternal salvation.[132]

LC 33

March 16, 2018

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 33. Was the covenant of grace always administered after one and the same manner?
A. The covenant of grace was not always administered after the same manner, but the administrations of it under the Old Testament were different from those under the New.[125]

WCF 7.5

March 15, 2018

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 7: Of God’s Covenant with Man

5: This covenant was differently administered in the time of the law, and in the time of the Gospel:[151] under the law it was administered by promises, prophecies, sacrifices, circumcision, the paschal lamb, and other types and ordinances delivered to the people of the Jews, all foresignifying Christ to come;[152] which were, for that time, sufficient and efficacious, through the operation of the Spirit, to instruct and build up the elect in faith in the promised Messiah,[153] by whom they had full remission of sins, and eternal salvation; and is called the Old Testament.[154]

WCF 7.4

March 14, 2018

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 7: Of God’s Covenant with Man

4: This covenant of grace is frequently set forth in scripture by the name of a testament, in reference to the death of Jesus Christ the Testator, and to the everlasting inheritance, with all things belonging to it, therein bequeathed.[150]

LC 32

March 13, 2018

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 32. How is the grace of God manifested in the second covenant?
A. The grace of God is manifested in the second covenant, in that he freely provideth and offereth to sinners a Mediator,[115] and life and salvation by him;[116] and requiring faith as the condition to interest them in him,[117] promiseth and giveth his Holy Spirit[118] to all his elect, to work in them that faith,[119] with all other saving graces;[120] and to enable them unto all holy obedience,[121] as the evidence of the truth of their faith[122] and thankfulness to God,[123] and as the way which he hath appointed them to salvation.[124]

LC 31

March 12, 2018

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 31. With whom was the covenant of grace made?
A. The covenant of grace was made with Christ as the second Adam, and in him with all the elect as his seed.[114]