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Chapter 19: Of the Law of God (V)

February 23, 2014 Leave a comment

V. The moral law does forever bind all, as well justified persons as other, to the obedience thereof;(a) and that, not only in regard of the matter contained in it, but also in respect of the authority of God the Creator, who gave it.(b) Neither does Christ, in the Gospel, any way dissolve, but much strengthen this obligation.(c)

(a) Romans 13:8-10; 1 John 2:3, 4, 7, 8
(b) James 2:10, 11
(c) Matthew 5:17-19; James 2:8; Romans 3:31


Chapter 19: Of the Law of God (IV)

February 23, 2014 Leave a comment

IV. To them also, as a body politic, He gave sundry judicial laws, which expired together with the State of that people; not obliging under any now, further than the general equity thereof may require.(a)

(a) Exodus 21-22; Genesis 49:10; 1 Peter 2:13, 14; Matthew 5:17, 38, 39; 1 Corinthians 9:8-10

Chapter 19: Of the Law of God (III)

February 23, 2014 Leave a comment

III. Besides this law, commonly called moral, God was pleased to give to the people of Israel, as a church under age, ceremonial laws, containing several typical ordinances, partly of worship, prefiguring Christ, His graces, actions, sufferings, and benefits;(a) and partly, holding forth diverse instructions of moral duties.(b) All which ceremonial laws are now abrogated, under the New Testament.(c)

(a) Matthew 22:37-39
(b) Hebrews 9; Hebrews 10:1; Galatians 4:1, 3; Colossians 2:17
(c) Colossians 2:14, 16, 17; Daniel 9:27; Ephesians 2:15, 16

Chapter 4: Of Creation (I)

November 6, 2012 2 comments

I. It pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,(a) for the manifestation of the glory of His eternal power, wisdom, and goodness,(b) in the beginning, to create, or make of nothing, the world, and all things therein whether visible or invisible, in the space of six days; and all very good.(c)

(a) Hebrews 1:2; John 1:2, 3; Genesis 1:2; Job 26:13; Job 33:4

(b) Romans 1:20; Jeremiah 10:12; Psalm 104:24; Psalm 33:5, 6

(c) Genesis 1; Hebrews 11:3; Colossians 1:16; Acts 17:24


Chapter 1: Of the Holy Scripture (I)

October 15, 2012 10 comments

I. Although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men unexcusable(a); yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God, and of His will, which is necessary unto salvation(b). Therefore it pleased the Lord, at sundry times, and in divers manners, to reveal Himself, and to declare that His will unto His Church(c); and afterwards for the better preserving and propagating of the truth, and for the more sure establishment and comfort of the Church against the corruption of the flesh, and the malice of Satan and of the world, to commit the same wholly unto writing(d); which makes the Holy Scripture to be most necessary(e); those former ways of God’s revealing His will unto His people being now ceased(f).

(a) Romans 2:14, 15; Romans 1:19, 20; Psalm 19:1-3; Romans 1:32-2:1

(b) 2 Corinthians 1:21; 1 Corinthians 2:13, 14

(c) Hebrews 1:1

(d) Proverbs 22:19-21; Luke 1:3, 4; Romans 15:4; Matthew 4:4, 7, 10; Isaiah 8:19, 20

(e) 2 Timothy 3:15; 2 Peter 1:19

(f) Hebrews 1:1, 2


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