WCF 5.4

February 14, 2017

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 5: Of Providence

4: The almighty power, unsearchable wisdom, and infinite goodness of God so far manifest themselves in His providence, that it extends itself even to the first fall, and all other sins of angels and men;[109] and that not by a bare permission,[110] but such as has joined with it a most wise and powerful bounding,[111] and otherwise ordering, and governing of them, in a manifold dispensation, to His own holy ends;[112] yet so, as the sinfulness thereof proceeds only from the creature, and not from God, who, being most holy and righteous, neither is nor can be the author or approver of sin.[113]


WCF 5.3

February 13, 2017

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 5: Of Providence

3: God, in His ordinary providence, makes use of means,[105] yet is free to work without,[106] above,[107] and against them,[108] at His pleasure.


WCF 5.2

February 12, 2017

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 5: Of Providence

2: Although, in relation to the foreknowledge and decree of God, the first Cause, all things come to pass immutably, and infallibly;[103] yet, by the same providence, He orders them to fall out, according to the nature of second causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently.[104]


LC 18, SC 11

February 11, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 18. What are God’s works of providence?
A. God’s works of providence are his most holy,[69] wise,[70] and powerful preserving[71] and governing[72] all his creatures; ordering them, and all their actions,[73] to his own glory.[74]

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 11. What are God’s works of providence?
A. God’s works of providence are, his most holy,[30] wise,[31] and powerful[32] preserving[33] and governing[34] all his creatures, and all their actions.[35]


WCF 5.1

February 10, 2017

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 5: Of Providence

1: God the great Creator of all things does uphold,[96] direct, dispose, and govern all creatures, actions, and things,[97] from the greatest even to the least,[98] by His most wise and holy providence,[99] according to His infallible foreknowledge,[100] and the free and immutable counsel of His own will,[101] to the praise of the glory of His wisdom, power, justice, goodness, and mercy.[102]


LC 17, SC 10

February 9, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 17. How did God create man?
A. After God had made all other creatures, he created man male and female;[58] formed the body of the man of the dust of the ground,[59] and the woman of the rib of the man,[60] endued them with living, reasonable, and immortal souls;[61] made them after his own image,[62] in knowledge,[63] righteousness, and holiness;[64] having the law of God written in their hearts,[65] and power to fulfill it,[66] and dominion over the creatures;[67] yet subject to fall.[68]

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 10. How did God create man?
A. God created man male and female, after his own image,[26] in knowledge,[27] righteousness, and holiness,[28] with dominion over the creatures.[29]


WCF 4.2

February 8, 2017

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 4: Of Creation

2: After God had made all other creatures, He created man, male and female,[88] with reasonable and immortal souls,[89] endued with knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness, after His own image;[90] having the law of God written in their hearts,[91] and power to fulfil it;[92] and yet under a possibility of transgressing, being left to the liberty of their own will, which was subject unto change.[93] Beside this law written in their hearts, they received a command, not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil;[94] which while they kept, they were happy in their communion with God, and had dominion over the creatures.[95]


LC 16

February 7, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 16. How did God create angels?
A. God created all the angels[50] spirits,[51] immortal,[52] holy,[53] excelling in knowledge,[54] mighty in power,[55] to execute his commandments, and to praise his name,[56] yet subject to change.[57]


LC 15, SC 9

February 6, 2017

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 15. What is the work of creation?
A. The work of creation is that wherein God did in the beginning, by the word of his power, make of nothing the world, and all things therein, for himself, within the space of six days, and all very good.[49]

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Q. 9. What is the work of creation?
A. The work of creation is, God’s making all things of nothing, by the word of his power,[24] in the space of six days, and all very good.[25]


WCF 4.1

February 5, 2017

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 4: Of Creation

1: It pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,[85] for the manifestation of the glory of His eternal power, wisdom, and goodness,[86] in the beginning, to create, or make of nothing, the world, and all things therein whether visible or invisible, in the space of six days; and all very good.[87]