Chapter 1 - Of the Holy Scripture.
Chapter 2 - Of God, and of 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.

Section 1.) All those whom God hath predestinated unto life, and those only, He is pleased, in His appointed and accepted time, effectually to call,(1) by His Word and Spirit,(2) out of that state of sin and death in which they are by nature, to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ;(3) enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the things of God;(4) taking away their heart of stone, and giving unto them a heart of flesh;(5) renewing their wills, and, by His almighty power determining them to that which is good;(6) and effectually drawing them to Jesus Christ;(7) yet so as they come most freely, being made willing by His grace.(8)
(1) Ro 8:30; Ro 11:7; Eph 1:10,11. (2) 2Th 2:13,14; 2Co 3:3,6. (3) Ro 8:2; Eph 2:1-5; 2Ti 1:9,10. (4) Ac 26:18; 1Co 2:10,12; Eph 1:17,18. (5) Eze 36:26. (6) Eze 11:19; Php 2:13; Dt 30:6; Eze 37:27. (7) Eph 1:19; Jn 6:44,45. (8) SS 1:4; Ps 110:3; Jn 6:37; Ro 6:16,17,18
Section 2.) This effectual call is of God's free and special grace alone, not from anything at all foreseen in man;(1) who is altogether passive therein, until, being quickened and renewed by the Holy Spirit,(2) he is thereby enabled to The Westminster Confession of Faith, 11 answer this call, and to embrace the grace offered and conveyed in it.(3)
(1) 2Ti 1:9; Tit 3:4,5; Eph 2:4,5,8,9; Ro 9:11. (2) 1Co 2:14; Ro 8:7; Eph 2:5. (3) Jn 6:37; Eze 36:27; Jn 5:25.
Section 3.) Elect infants, dying in infancy, are regenerated and saved by Christ through the Spirit,(1) who worketh when, and where, and how He pleaseth.(2) So also are all other elect persons, who are uncapable of being outwardly called by the ministry of the Word.(3)
(1) Lk 18:15,16; Ac 2:38,39; Jn 3:3,5; 1Jn 5:12; Ro 8:9. (2) Jn 3:8. (3) 1Jn 5:12; Ac 4:12.
Section 4.) Others not elected, although they may be called by the ministry of the Word,(1) and may have some common operations of the Spirit,(2) yet they never truly come unto Christ, and therefore cannot be saved:(3) much less can men, not professing the Christian religion be saved in any other way whatsoever, be they never so diligent to frame their lives according to the light of nature, and the laws of that religion they do profess;(4) and, to assert and maintain that they may, is very pernicious, and to be detested.(5)
(1) Mt 22:14. (2) Mt 7:22; Mt 13:20,21; Heb 6:4,5. (3) Jn 6:64,65,66; Jn 8:24. (4) Ac 4:12; Jn 14:6; Eph 2:12; Jn 4:22; Jn 17:3. (5) 2 Jn 9,10,11; 1Co 16:22; Gal 1:6,7,8
Chapter 11 - Of Justification.
Chapter 12 - Of Adoption.
Chapter 13 - Of Sanctification.
Chapter 14 - Of Saving Faith.
Chapter 15 - Of Repentance Unto Life.
Chapter 16 - Of Good Works.
Chapter 17 - Of The Perseverance of the Saints.
Chapter 18 - Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation.
Chapter 19 - Of the Law of God.
Chapter 20 - Of Christian Liberty, and Liberty of Conscience.
Chapter 21 - Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath-day.
Chapter 22 - Of Lawful Oaths and Vows.
Chapter 23 - Of the Civil Magistrate.
Chapter 24 - Of Marriage and Divorce.
Chapter 25 - Of the Church.
Chapter 26 - Of the Communion of the Saints.
Chapter 27 - Of the Sacraments.
Chapter 28 - Of Baptism.
Chapter 29 - Of the Lord’s Supper.
Chapter 30 - Of Church Censures.
Chapter 31 - Of Synods And Councils.
Chapter 32 - Of the State of Man After Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead.
Chapter 33 - Of the Last Judgment.


  • "And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled." ~ (Rev 6:9-11)