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.

Chapter 11 - Of Justification.

Section 1.) Those whom God effectually calleth He also freely justifieth;(1) not by infusing righteousness into them, but by pardoning their sins, and by accounting and accepting their persons as righteous: not for anything wrought in them, or done by them, but for Christ's sake alone: nor by imputing faith itself, the act of believing, or any other evangelical obedience, to them as their righteousness; but by imputing the obedience and satisfaction of Christ unto them,(2) they receiving and resting on Him and His righteousness, by faith: which faith they have not of themselves; it is the gift of God.(3)
(1) Ro 8:30; Ro 3:24. (2) Ro 4:5-8; 2Co 5:19,21; Ro 3:22,24,25,27,28; Tit 3:5,7; Eph 1:7; Jer 23:6; 1Co 1:30,31; Ro 5:17,18,19. (3) Ac 10:44; Gal 2:16; Php 3:9; Ac 13:38,39; Eph 2:7,8.
Section 2.) Faith, thus receiving and resting on Christ and His righteousness, is the alone instrument of justification;(1) yet is it not alone in the person justified, but is ever accompanied with all other saving graces, and is no dead faith, but worketh by love.(2)
(1) Jn 1:12; Ro 3:28; Ro 5:1. (2) Jas 2:17,22,26; Gal 5:6.
Section 3.) Christ, by His obedience and death, did fully discharge the debt of all those that are thus justified, and did make a proper, real, and full satisfaction to His Father's justice in their behalf.(1) Yet, inasmuch as He was given by the Father for them,(2) and His obedience and satisfaction accepted in their stead,(3) and both, freely, not for anything in them, their justification is only of free grace;(4) that both the exact justice and rich grace of God might be glorified in the justification of sinners.(5)
(1) Ro 5:8,9,10,19; 1Ti 2:5,6; Heb 10:10,14; Da 9:24,26; Isa 53:4,5,6,10,11,12. (2) Ro 8:32. (3) 2Co 5:21; Mt 3:17; Eph 5:2. (4) Ro 3:24; Eph 1:7. (5) Ro 3:26; Eph 2:7.
Section 4.) God did, from all eternity, decree to justify all the elect;(1) and Christ did, in the fulness of time, die for their sins, and rise again for their justification:(2) nevertheless, they are not justified, until the Holy Spirit doth, in due time, actually apply Christ unto them.(3)
(1) Gal 3:8; 1Pe 1:2,19,20; Ro 8:30. (2) Gal 4:4; Ro 4:25. (3) Col 1:21,22; Gal 2:16; Tit 3:4-7.
Section 5.) God doth continue to forgive the sins of those that are justified;(1) and, although they can never fall from the state of justification,(2) yet they may, by their sins, fall under God's fatherly displeasure, and not have the light of His countenance restored unto them, until they humble themselves, confess their sins, beg pardon, and renew their faith and repentance.(3)
(1) Mt 6:12; 1Jn 1:7,9; 1Jn 2:1,2. (2) Lk 22:32; Jn 10:28; Heb 10:14. (3) Ps 89:31,32,33; Ps 51:7-12; Ps 32:5; Mt 26:75; 1Co 11:30,32; Lk 1:20.
Section 6.) The justification of believers under the Old Testament was, in all these respects, one and the same with the justification of believers under the New Testament.(1)
(1) Gal 3:9,13,14; Ro 4:22,23,24; Heb 13:8.
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)