The Westminster Confession

A Commentary

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topic

Catechisms/Confessions, General Theology

page-count

432

scripture

Whole Bible

Banner Pub Date

Jun 1, 1958

Original Pub Date

1869

Format

Book

isbn

9780851518282

binding

Cloth-bound

ENDORSEMENT

‘Sound theology, clear thinking and helpful exposItion, with a fresh and direct style.’– IRISH EVANGELICAL

Book Description

In this commentary A.A. Hodge, son and successor of Charles Hodge at Princeton Theological Seminary, analyses the chapters and sections of the Confession, gives proofs and illustrations of its teaching, and helps the learner and teacher by adding a series of questions to each chapter. The result is a fine handbook of Christian doctrine explaining all the leading doctrines of Scripture in simple language.

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INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER I-A SHORT HISTORY ·OF CREEDS AND CONFESSIONS
THE Scriptures the only Standard of faith and practice… 1
CHAPTER II-SOME ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN OF THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION AND CATECHISMS
THE usual mode in which the Protestant Confessions were produced… 14
COMMENTARY ON THE CONFESSION OF FAITH
CHAPTER I-OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURE
SECTION I teaches-(l) The light of nature sufficient to leave men without excuse… 25
CHAPTER II-OF GOD AND OF THE HOLY TRINITY
SECTIONS I AND II teach-(l) There is but one living and true God 46
CHAPTER III-OF GOD’S ETERNAL DECREE
SECTIONS I AND II teach-(l) God has from eternity followed an unchangeable plan in all his works… 63
CHAPTER IV-OF CREATION
SECTION I teaches-I(1) Neither the elementary substance nor the form of the universe nor of any of its parts is self-existent or eternal… 80
CHAPTER V-OF PROVIDENCE
SECTION I teaches-(1) God continues to uphold all his creatures in being, and… 91
CHAPTER VI-OF THE FALL OF MAN, OF SIN, AND OF THE PUNISHMENT THEREOF
SECTION I teaches-(l) Our first parents being created holy, and endowed with suffi­cient knowledge, sinned… 105
CHAPTER VII-OF GOD’S COVENANT WITH MAN
SECTIONS I AND II teach-(1) Every creature is under an essential and unlimited debt to its Creator… 120
CHAPTER VIII-OF CHRIST THE MEDIATOR
SECTION I teaches-(1) The covenanted Head of the Church is the God-man… 133
CHAPTER IX-OF FREE WILL
SECTION I teaches that man is endowed with a rational and moral power of self-deter­mination 159
CHAPTER X-OF EFFECTUAL CALLING
SECTIONS I AND II teach-(1) That there is an internal as well as an external call necessary to save men… 168
CHAPTER XI-OF JUSTIFICATION
SECTIONS I AND II teach-(1) All those and only those effectually called are justified… 179
CHAPTER XII-OF ADOPTION
THE relation of regeneration, faith, justification, sanctification, and adoption The elements and consequences of adoption… 191
CHAPTER XIII-OF SANCTIFICATION
THIS chapter teaches- (1) The gracious principle implanted in regeneration is gradually developed in sanctification… 194
CHAPTER XIV-OF SAVING FAITH
SAVING faith defined SECTION I teaches-(1) That saving faith is the work of the Holy Ghost… 202
CHAPTER XV-OF REPENTANCE UNTO LIFE
SECTIONS I AND II teach-(1) True repentance rests on (a) sense of guilt and pollu­tion, (b) apprehension of mercy in Christ… 210
CHAPTER XVI-OF GOOD WORKS
SECTIONS I AND II teach-(l) Every work in order to be good (a) must be com­manded ; (b) must spring from a good motive… 220
CHAPTER XVII-OF THE PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS
THIS Chapter teaches-(l) The true believer can never finally fall away… 232
CHAPTER XVIII-OF ASSURANCE OF GRACE AND SALVATION
SECTIONS I AND II teach-(l) There is a false assurance which disappoints… 238
CHAPTER XIX-OF THE LAW OF GOD
SECTIONS I AND II teach- (1) Man was created a moral agent, subject to a moral law of absolute perfection… 248
CHAPTER XX-OF CHRISTIAN LIBERTY AND LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE
SECTION I teaches-(1) Christian liberty is common to all believers in all ages, and includes… 260
CHAPTER XXI-OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP AND THE SABBATH-DAY
SECTIONS I AND II teach-(1) The obligation of worship is a dictate of nature… 270
CHAPTER XXII-OF LAWFUL OATHS AND VOWS
SRCTIONS I, II, III, AND IV teach-(1) The nature of a lawful oath… 286
CHAPTER XXIII-OF THE CIVIL MAGISTRATE
SECTIONS I AND II teach-(l) Civil government originates, not with the people, but with God: this proved… 293
CHAPTER XXIV-OF MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
SECTIONS I, II, AN]) III teach-(l) Marriage is a divine institution, and a religious as well as a civil contract… 301
CHAPTER XXV-OF THE CHURCH
SECTIONS I, II, AND III teach-(l) The scriptural doctrine as to the invisible catholic Church… 310
CHAPTER XXVI-OF COMMUNION OF SAINTS
THIS chapter teaches-(1) Of the union of Christ and his people… 321
CHAPTER XXVII-OF THE SACRAMENTS
SECTIONS I AND II teach -(1) A sacrament is an ordinance instituted by Christ… 327
SECTIONS I, II, AND III teach-(l) Baptism is a New Testament sacrament… 338
CHAPTER XXIX-OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
SECTION I teaches-(1) Of the time and the person by whom this ordinance was insti­tuted… 355
CHAPTER XXX-OF CHURCH CENSURES
SECTION I teaches-(l) Christ has appointed a government for the Church… 366
CHAPTER XXXI-OF SYNODS AND COUNCILS
SECTION I teaches of synods and councils, and the right of church officers to call them… 373
CHAPTER XXXII-OF THE STATE OF MEN AFTER DEATH, AND OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD
SECTION I teaches-(l) Man consists of soul and body… 380
CHAPTER XXXIII-OF THE LAST JUDGMENT
SECTIONS I AND II teach-(l) God has appointed a day of general judgment… 389
APPENDIX
I What is Presbyterianism? 399
II What is meant by Adopting the Westminster Confession? 420
III On the Passages of the Confession concerning the Magistrate’s Power as to Religion and the Church 427
INDEX TO THE COMMENTARY 431

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