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.

Section 1.) God the great Creator of all things doth uphold,(1) direct, dispose, and govern all creatures, actions, and things,(2) from the greatest even to the least,(3) by His most wise and holy providence,(4) according to His infallible foreknowledge,(5) and the free and immutable counsel of His own will,(6) to the praise of the glory of His wisdom, power, justice, goodness, and mercy.(7)
(1) Heb 1:3 (2) Da 4:34,35; Ps 135:6; Ac 17:25,26,28; Job 38,39,40,41 (3) Mt 10:29,30,31 (4) Pr 15:3; Ps 104:24; Ps 145:17 (5) Ac 15:8; Ps 94:8,9,10,11 (6) Eph 1:11; Ps 33:10,11 (7) Isa 63:14; Eph 3:10; Ro 9:17; Ge 45:7, Ps 145:7
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Section 2.) Although, in relation to the foreknowledge and decree of God, the first cause, all things come to pass immutably, and infallibly;(1) yet, by the same providence, He ordereth them to fall out according to the nature of second causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently.(2)
(1) Ac 2:23 (2) Ge 8:22; Jer 31:35; Ex 21:13; Dt 19:5; 1Ki 22:28,34; Isa 10:6,7
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Section 3.) God, in His ordinary providence, maketh use of means,(1) yet is free to work without,(2) above,(3) and against them,(4) at His pleasure.
(1) Ac 27:31,44; Isa 55:10,11; Hos 2:21,22 (2) Hos 1:7; Mt 4:4; Job 34:10 (3) Ro 4:19,20,21 (4) 2Ki 6:6; Da 3:27
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Section 4.) The almighty power, unsearchable wisdom, and infinite goodness of God so far manifest themselves in His providence, that it extendeth itself even to the first fall, and all other sins of angels and men,(1) and that not by a bare permission,(2) but such as hath joined with it a most wise and powerful bounding,(3) and otherwise ordering and governing of them, in a manifold dispensation, to His own holy ends;(4) yet so, as the sinfulness thereof proceedeth 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.(5)
(1) Ro 11:32,33,34; 2Sa 24:1; 1Ch 21:1; 1Ki 22:22,23; 1Ch 10:4,13,14; 2Sa 16:10; Ac 2:23; Ac 4:27,28 (2) Ac 14:16 (3) Ps 76:10; 2Ki 19:28 (4) Ge 1:20; Isa 10:6,7,12 (5) Jas 1:13,14,17; 1Jn 2:16; Ps 1:21
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Section 5.) The most wise, righteous, and gracious God doth oftentimes leave, for a season, His own children to manifold temptations, and the corruption of their own hearts, to chastise them for their former sins, or to discover unto them the hidden strength of corruption and deceitfulness of their hearts, that they may be humbled;(1) and, to raise them to a more close and constant dependence for their support upon Himself, and to make them more watchful against all future occasions of sin, and for sundry other just and holy ends.(2)
(1) 2Ch 32:25,26,31; 2Sa 24:1 (2) 2Co 12:7,8,9; Ps 73; Ps 77:1,10,12; Mk 14:66-72; Jn 21:15,16,17
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Section 6.) As for those wicked and ungodly men whom God, as a righteous judge, for former sins, doth blind and harden,(1) from them He not only withholdeth His grace, whereby they might have been enlightened in their understandings, and wrought upon in their hearts;(2) but sometimes also withdraweth the gifts which they had,(3) and exposeth them to such objects as their corruption makes occasions of sin;(4) and, withal, gives them over to their own lusts, the temptations of the world, and the power of Satan,(5) whereby it comes to pass that they harden themselves, even under those means which God useth for the softening of others.(6)
(1) Ro 1:24,26,28; Ro 11:7,8 (2) Dt 29:4 (3) Mt 13:12; Mt 25:29 (4) Dt 2:30; 2Ki 8:12,13 (5) Ps 81:11,12; 2Th 2:10,11 (6) Ex 7:3; Ex 8:15,32; 2Co 2:15,16; Isa 8:14; 1Pe 2:7,8; Isa 6:9,10; Ac 28:26,27
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Section 7.) As the providence of God doth, in general, reach to all creatures; so after a most special manner, it taketh care of His Church, and disposeth all things to the good thereof.(1)
(1) 1Ti 4:10; Am 9:8,9; Ro 8:28; Isa 43:3,4,5,14
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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.
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)