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.
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.

Section 1.) Our Lord Jesus, in the night wherein He was betrayed, instituted the sacrament of His body and blood, called the Lord's Supper, to be observed in His Church, unto the end of the world for the perpetual remembrance of the sacrifice of Himself in His death, the sealing all benefits thereof unto true believers, their spiritual nourishment and growth in Him, their further engagement in and to all duties which they owe unto Him; and, to be a bond and pledge of their communion with Him, and with each other, as members of His mystical body.(1)
(1) 1Co 11:23-26; 1Co 10:16,17,21; 1Co 12:13
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Section 2.) In this sacrament, Christ is not offered up to His Father; not any real sacrifice made at all, for remission of sins of the quick or dead;(1) but only a commemoration of that one offering up of Himself, by Himself, upon the cross, once for all: and a spiritual oblation of all possible praise unto God, for the same,(2) so that the popish sacrifice of the mass (as they call it) is most abominably injurious to Christ's one, only sacrifice, the alone propitiation for all the sins of His elect.(3)
(1) Heb 9:22,25,26,28 (2) 1Co 11:24,25,26; Mt 26:26,27 (3) Heb 7:23,24,27; Heb 10:11,12,14,18
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Section 3.) The Lord Jesus hath, in his ordinance, appointed His ministers to declare His word of institution to the people; to pray, and bless the elements of bread and wine, and thereby to set them apart from a common to an holy use; and to take and break bread, to take the cup and (they communicating also themselves) to give both to the communicants;(1) but to none who are not then present in the congregation.(2)
(1) Mt 26:26,27,28 and Mk 14:22-24 and Lk 22:19,20 with 1Co 11:23-26 (2) Ac 20:7; 1Co 11:20
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Section 4.) Private masses, or receiving this sacrament by a priest, or any other, alone,(1) as likewise, the denial of the cup to the people,(2) worshipping the elements, the lifting them up, or carrying them about, for adoration, and the reserving them for any pretended religious use; are all contrary to the nature of this sacrament, and to the institution of Christ.(3)
(1) 1Co 10:6 (2) Mk 14:23; 1Co 11:25-29 (3) Mt 15:9
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Section 5.) The outward elements in this sacrament, duly set apart to the uses ordained by Christ, have such relation to Him crucified, as that, truly, yet sacramentally only, they are sometimes called by the name of the things they represent, to wit, the body and blood of Christ;(1) albeit, in substance and nature, they still remain truly and only bread and wine, as they were before.(2)
(1) Mt 26:26-28 (2) 1Co 11:26,27,28; Mt 26:29
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Section 6.) That doctrine which maintains a change of the substance of bread and wine, into the substance of Christ's body and blood (commonly called transubstantiation) by consecration of a priest, or by any other way, is repugnant, not to Scripture alone, but even to common sense, and reason; overthroweth the nature of the sacrament, and hath been, and is, the cause of manifold superstitions; yea, of gross idolatries.(1)
(1) Ac 3:21 with 1Co 11:24-26; Lk 24:6
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Section 7.) Worthy receivers, outwardly partaking of the visible elements, in this sacrament,(1) do then also, inwardly by faith, really and indeed, yet not carnally and corporally but spiritually, receive, and feed upon, Christ crucified, and all benefits of His death: the body and blood of Christ being then, not corporally or carnally, in, with, or under the bread and wine; yet, as really, but spiritually, present to the faith of believers in that ordinance, as the elements themselves are to their outward senses.(2)
(1) 1Co 11:28 (2) 1Co 10:16
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Section 8.) Although ignorant and wicked men receive the outward elements in this sacrament; yet, they receive not the thing signified thereby; but, by their unworthy coming thereunto, are guilty of the body and blood of the Lord, to their own damnation. Wherefore, all ignorant and ungodly persons, as they are unfit to enjoy communion with Him, so are they unworthy of the Lord's table and cannot, without great sin against Christ, while they remain such, partake of these holy mysteries,(1) or be admitted thereunto.(2)
(1) 1Co 11:27,28,29; 2Co 6:14-16 (2) 1Co 5:6,7,13; 2Th 3:6,14,15; Mt 7:6
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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.

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  • "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)