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Westminster Confession, week 19

May 13, 2017

Chapter 11: Of Justification

4: God did, from all eternity, decree to justify all the elect,[244] and Christ did, in the fullness of time, die for their sins, and rise again for their justification:[245] nevertheless, they are not justified, until the Holy Spirit does, in due time, actually apply Christ unto them.[246]

5: God does continue to forgive the sins of those that are justified;[247] and although they can never fall from the sate of justification,[248] 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.[249]

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.[250]