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  • Confession Chapter 33: Of the Last Judgment
    Confession Chapter 33: Of the Last Judgment
    Duration: 01min | 27/08/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf33.mp31. God hath appointed a day, wherein he will judge the world, in righteousness, by Jesus Christ, to whom all power and judgment is given of the Father. In which day, not only the apostate angels shall be judged, but likewise all persons that have lived upon earth shall appear before the tribunal of Christ, […]

  • Confession Chapter 32: Of the State of Men After Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead
    Confession Chapter 32: Of the State of Men After Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead
    Duration: 01min | 20/08/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf32.mp31. The bodies of men, after death, return to dust, and see corruption: but their souls, which neither die nor sleep, having an immortal subsistence, immediately return to God who gave them: the souls of the righteous, being then made perfect in holiness, are received into the highest heavens, where they behold the face of […]

  • Confession Chapter 31: Of Synods and Councils
    Confession Chapter 31: Of Synods and Councils
    Duration: 01min | 13/08/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf31.mp31. For the better government, and further edification of the church, there ought to be such assemblies as are commonly called synods or councils: and it belongeth to the overseers and other rulers of the particular churches, by virtue of their office, and the power which Christ hath given them for edification and not for […]

  • Confession Chapter 30: Of Church Censures
    Confession Chapter 30: Of Church Censures
    Duration: 01min | 06/08/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf30.mp31. The Lord Jesus, as King and Head of his church, hath therein appointed a government, in the hand of church officers, distinct from the civil magistrate. 2. To these officers the keys of the kingdom of heaven are committed; by virtue whereof, they have power, respectively, to retain, and remit sins; to shut that […]

  • Confession Chapter 29: Of the Lord’s Supper
    Confession Chapter 29: Of the Lord’s Supper
    Duration: 04min | 30/07/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf29.mp31. Our Lord Jesus, in the night wherein he was betrayed, instituted the sacrament of his body and blood, called the Lord’s Supper, to be observed in his church, unto the end of the world, for the perpetual remembrance of the sacrifice of himself in his death; the sealing all benefits thereof unto true believers, […]

  • Confession Chapter 28: Of Baptism
    Confession Chapter 28: Of Baptism
    Duration: 02min | 23/07/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf28.mp31. Baptism is a sacrament of the new testament, ordained by Jesus Christ, not only for the solemn admission of the party baptized into the visible church; but also, to be unto him a sign and seal of the covenant of grace, of his ingrafting into Christ, of regeneration, of remission of sins, and of […]

  • Confession Chapter 27: Of the Sacraments
    Confession Chapter 27: Of the Sacraments
    Duration: 01min | 16/07/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf27.mp31. Sacraments are holy signs and seals of the covenant of grace, immediately instituted by God, to represent Christ, and his benefits; and to confirm our interest in him: as also, to put a visible difference between those that belong unto the church, and the rest of the world; and solemnly to engage them to […]

  • Confession Chapter 26: Of the Communion of the Saints
    Confession Chapter 26: Of the Communion of the Saints
    Duration: 01min | 09/07/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf26.mp31. All saints, that are united to Jesus Christ their Head, by his Spirit, and by faith, have fellowship with him in his graces, sufferings, death, resurrection, and glory: and, being united to one another in love, they have communion in each other’s gifts and graces, and are obliged to the performance of such duties, […]

  • Confession Chapter 25: Of the Church
    Confession Chapter 25: Of the Church
    Duration: 01min | 02/07/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf25.mp31. The catholic or universal church, which is invisible, consists of the whole number of the elect, that have been, are, or shall be gathered into one, under Christ the Head thereof; and is the spouse, the body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all. 2. The visible church, which is also catholic […]

  • Confession Chapter 24: Of Marriage and Divorce
    Confession Chapter 24: Of Marriage and Divorce
    Duration: 02min | 25/06/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf24.mp31. Marriage is to be between one man and one woman: neither is it lawful for any man to have more than one wife, nor for any woman to have more than one husband, at the same time. 2. Marriage was ordained for the mutual help of husband and wife, for the increase of mankind […]

  • Confession Chapter 23: Of the Civil Magistrate
    Confession Chapter 23: Of the Civil Magistrate
    Duration: 02min | 18/06/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf23.mp31. God, the supreme Lord and King of all the world, hath ordained civil magistrates, to be, under him, over the people, for his own glory, and the public good: and, to this end, hath armed them with the power of the sword, for the defense and encouragement of them that are good, and for […]

  • Confession Chapter 22: Of Lawful Oaths and Vows
    Confession Chapter 22: Of Lawful Oaths and Vows
    Duration: 02min | 11/06/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf22.mp31. A lawful oath is a part of religious worship, wherein, upon just occasion, the person swearing solemnly calleth God to witness what he asserteth, or promiseth, and to judge him according to the truth or falsehood of what he sweareth. 2. The name of God only is that by which men ought to swear, […]

  • Confession Chapter 21: Of Religious Worship, and the Sabbath Day
    Confession Chapter 21: Of Religious Worship, and the Sabbath Day
    Duration: 04min | 04/06/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf21.mp31. The light of nature showeth that there is a God, who hath lordship and sovereignty over all, is good, and doth good unto all, and is therefore to be feared, loved, praised, called upon, trusted in, and served, with all the heart, and with all the soul, and with all the might. But the […]

  • Confession Chapter 20: Of Christian Liberty, and Liberty of Conscience
    Confession Chapter 20: Of Christian Liberty, and Liberty of Conscience
    Duration: 02min | 28/05/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf20.mp31. The liberty which Christ hath purchased for believers under the gospel consists in their freedom from the guilt of sin, the condemning wrath of God, the curse of the moral law; and, in their being delivered from this present evil world, bondage to Satan, and dominion of sin; from the evil of afflictions, the […]

  • Confession Chapter 19: Of the Law of God
    Confession Chapter 19: Of the Law of God
    Duration: 03min | 21/05/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf19.mp31. God gave to Adam a law, as a covenant of works, by which he bound him and all his posterity to personal, entire, exact, and perpetual obedience, promised life upon the fulfilling, and threatened death upon the breach of it, and endued him with power and ability to keep it. 2. This law, after […]

  • Confession Chapter 18: Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation
    Confession Chapter 18: Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation
    Duration: 02min | 14/05/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf18.mp31. Although hypocrites and other unregenerate men may vainly deceive themselves with false hopes and carnal presumptions of being in the favor of God, and estate of salvation (which hope of theirs shall perish): yet such as truly believe in the Lord Jesus, and love him in sincerity, endeavoring to walk in all good conscience […]

  • Confession Chapter 17: Of the Perseverance of the Saints
    Confession Chapter 17: Of the Perseverance of the Saints
    Duration: 01min | 07/05/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf17.mp31. They, whom God hath accepted in his Beloved, effectually called, and sanctified by his Spirit, can neither totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved. 2. This perseverance of the saints depends not upon their own free will, but upon […]

  • Confession Chapter 16: Of Good Works
    Confession Chapter 16: Of Good Works
    Duration: 03min | 30/04/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf16.mp31. Good works are only such as God hath commanded in his holy Word, and not such as, without the warrant thereof, are devised by men, out of blind zeal, or upon any pretense of good intention. 2. These good works, done in obedience to God’s commandments, are the fruits and evidences of a true […]

  • Confession Chapter 15: Of Repentance Unto Life
    Confession Chapter 15: Of Repentance Unto Life
    Duration: 02min | 23/04/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf15.mp31. Repentance unto life is an evangelical grace, the doctrine whereof is to be preached by every minister of the gospel, as well as that of faith in Christ. 2. By it, a sinner, out of the sight and sense not only of the danger, but also of the filthiness and odiousness of his sins, […]

  • Confession Chapter 14: Of Saving Faith
    Confession Chapter 14: Of Saving Faith
    Duration: 01min | 16/04/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf14.mp31. The grace of faith, whereby the elect are enabled to believe to the saving of their souls, is the work of the Spirit of Christ in their hearts, and is ordinarily wrought by the ministry of the Word, by which also, and by the administration of the sacraments, and prayer, it is increased and […]

  • Confession Chapter 13: Of Sanctification
    Confession Chapter 13: Of Sanctification
    Duration: 01min | 09/04/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf13.mp31. They, who are once effectually called, and regenerated, having a new heart, and a new spirit created in them, are further sanctified, really and personally, through the virtue of Christ’s death and resurrection, by his Word and Spirit dwelling in them: the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed, and the several […]

  • Confession Chapter 12: Of Adoption
    Confession Chapter 12: Of Adoption
    Duration: 46s | 02/04/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf12.mp31. All those that are justified, God vouchsafeth, in and for his only Son Jesus Christ, to make partakers of the grace of adoption, by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God, have his name put upon them, receive the Spirit of adoption, have […]

  • Confession Chapter 11: Of Justification
    Confession Chapter 11: Of Justification
    Duration: 02min | 26/03/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf11.mp31. Those whom God effectually calleth, he also freely justifieth: not by infusing righteousness into them, but by pardoning their sins, and by accounting and accepting their persons as righteous; not for anything wrought in them, or done by them, but for Christ’s sake alone; nor by imputing faith itself, the act of believing, or […]

  • Confession Chapter 10: Of Effectual Calling
    Confession Chapter 10: Of Effectual Calling
    Duration: 01min | 19/03/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf10.mp31. All those whom God hath predestinated unto life, and those only, he is pleased, in his appointed and accepted time, effectually to call, by his Word and Spirit, out of that state of sin and death, in which they are by nature, to grace and salvation, by Jesus Christ; enlightening their minds spiritually and […]

  • Confession Chapter 9: Of Free Will
    Confession Chapter 9: Of Free Will
    Duration: 01min | 12/03/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf09.mp31. God hath endued the will of man with that natural liberty, that it is neither forced, nor, by any absolute necessity of nature, determined to good, or evil. 2. Man, in his state of innocency, had freedom, and power to will and to do that which was good and well pleasing to God; but […]

  • Confession Chapter 8: Of Christ the Mediator
    Confession Chapter 8: Of Christ the Mediator
    Duration: 04min | 05/03/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf08.mp31. It pleased God, in his eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, his only begotten Son, to be the Mediator between God and man, the Prophet, Priest, and King, the Head and Savior of his church, the Heir of all things, and Judge of the world: unto whom he did from all […]

  • Confession Chapter 7: Of God’s Covenant with Man
    Confession Chapter 7: Of God’s Covenant with Man
    Duration: 02min | 27/02/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf07.mp31. 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 […]

  • Confession Chapter 6: Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment Thereof
    Confession Chapter 6: Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment Thereof
    Duration: 01min | 20/02/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf06.mp31. Our first parents, being seduced by the subtlety and temptation of Satan, sinned, in eating the forbidden fruit. This their sin, God was pleased, according to his wise and holy counsel, to permit, having purposed to order it to his own glory. 2. By this sin they fell from their original righteousness and communion […]

  • Confession Chapter 5: Of Providence
    Confession Chapter 5: Of Providence
    Duration: 03min | 13/02/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf05.mp31. God the great Creator of all things doth uphold, direct, dispose, and govern all creatures, actions, and things, from the greatest even to the least, by his most wise and holy providence, according to his infallible foreknowledge, and the free and immutable counsel of his own will, to the praise of the glory of […]

  • Confession Chapter 4: Of Creation
    Confession Chapter 4: Of Creation
    Duration: 01min | 06/02/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf04.mp31. It pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for the manifestation of the glory of his eternal power, wisdom, and goodness, 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. 2. After God […]

  • Confession Chapter 3: Of God’s Eternal Decree
    Confession Chapter 3: Of God’s Eternal Decree
    Duration: 03min | 30/01/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf03.mp31. God, from all eternity, did, by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will, freely, and unchangeably ordain whatsoever comes to pass: yet so, as thereby neither is God the author of sin, nor is violence offered to the will of the creatures; nor is the liberty or contingency of second causes […]

  • Confession Chapter 2: Of God, and of the Holy Trinity
    Confession Chapter 2: Of God, and of the Holy Trinity
    Duration: 02min | 23/01/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf02.mp31. There is but one only, living, and true God, who is infinite in being and perfection, a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions; immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, most wise, most holy, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will, […]

  • Confession Chapter 1: Of the Holy Scripture
    Confession Chapter 1: Of the Holy Scripture
    Duration: 07min | 16/01/2008

    http://reformedforum.s3.amazonaws.com/wcf/wcf01.mp31. 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; yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God, and of his will, which is necessary unto salvation. Therefore it pleased the Lord, at […]

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