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.

Section 1.) The distance between God and the creature is so great, that although reasonable creatures do owe obedience unto Him as their Creator, yet they could never have any fruition of Him as their blessedness and reward, but by some voluntary condescension on God's part, which He hath been pleased to express by way of covenant.(1)
(1) Isa 40:13-17; Job 9:32,33; 1Sa 2:25; Ps 113:5,6; Ps 100:2,3; Job 22:2,3; Job 35:7,8; Lk 17:10; Ac 17:24,25
Section 2.) The first covenant made with man was a covenant of works,(1) wherein life was promised to Adam, and in him to his posterity,(2) upon condition of perfect and personal obedience.(3)
(1) Gal 3:12 (2) Ro 10:5; Ro 5:12-20 (3) Ge 2:17; Gal 3:10
Section 3.) Man, by his fall, having made himself incapable of life by that covenant, the Lord was pleased to make a second,(1) commonly called the Covenant of Grace, whereby He freely offereth unto sinners life and salvation by Jesus Christ, requiring of them faith in Him, that they may be saved;(2) and promising to give unto all those that are ordained unto eternal life His Holy Spirit, to make them willing, and able to believe.(3)
(1) Gal 3:21; Ro 8:3; Ro 3:20,21; Ge 3:15; Isa 42:6 (2) Mk 16:15,16; Jn 3:16; Ro 10:6,9; Gal 3:11 (3) Eze 36:26,27; Jn 6:44,45
Section 4.) This covenant of grace is frequently set forth in the Scripture by the name of a Testament, in reference to the death of Jesus Christ the testator, and to the everlasting inheritance, with all things belonging to it, therein bequeathed.(1)
(1) Heb 9:15,16,17; Heb 7:22; Lk 22:20; 1Co 11:25
Section 5.) This covenant was differently administered in the time of the law, and in the time of the gospel;(1) under the law it was administered by promises, prophecies, sacrifices, circumcision, the paschal lamb, and other types and ordinances delivered to the people of the Jews, all foresignifying Christ to come,(2) which were for that time sufficient and efficacious, through the operation of the Spirit, to instruct and build up the elect in faith in the promised Messiah,(3) by whom they had full remission of sins, and eternal salvation; and is called the Old Testament.(4)
(1) 2Co 3:6,7,8,9 (2) Heb 8,9 & 10; Ro 4:11; Col 2:11,12; 1Co 5:7 (3) 1Co 10:1,2,3,4; Heb 11:13; Jn 8:56 (4) Gal 3:7,8,9,14
Section 6.) Under the gospel, when Christ the substance(1) was exhibited, the ordinances in which this covenant is dispensed are the preaching of the Word, and the administration of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper,(2) which, though fewer in number, and administered with more simplicity and less outward glory, yet in them it is held forth in more fullness, evidence, and spiritual efficacy,(3) to all nations, both Jews and Gentiles;(4) and is called the New Testament.(5) There are not therefore two covenants of grace differing in substance, but one and the same under various dispensations.(6)
(1) Col 2:17 (2) Mt 28:19,20; 1Co 11:23,24,25 (3) Heb 12:22-27; Jer 31:33,34 (4) Mt 28:19; Eph 2:15-19 (5) Lk 22:20 (6) Gal 3:14,16; Ac 15:11; Ro 3:21,22,23,30; Ps 32:1; Ro 4:3,6,16,17,23,24; Heb 13:8
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.


  • "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)