Westminster Confession, week 11

March 14, 2015

Chapter 7: Of God’s Covenant with Man

1: The distance between God and the creature is go 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 has been pleased to express by way of covenant.[143]

2: The first covenant made with man was a covenant of works,[144] wherein life was promised to Adam; and in him to his posterity,[145] upon condition of perfect and personal obedience.[146]

3: Man, by his fall, having made himself incapable of life by that covenant, the Lord was pleased to make a second,[147] commonly called the covenant of grace; wherein He freely offers unto sinners life and salvation by Jesus Christ; requiring of them faith in Him, that they may be saved,[148] and promising to give unto all those that are ordained unto eternal life His Holy Spirit, to make them willing, and able to believe.[149]

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