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baptist confession of faith 1689

January 1st,
2021

THE BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH. Although God created man upright and perfect, and gave him a righteous law, which had been unto life had he kept it, and threatened death upon the breach thereof,106 yet he did not long abide in this honor; Satan using the subtlety of the serpent to subdue Eve, then by her seducing Adam, who, without any compulsion, did willfully transgress the law of their creation, and the command given to them, in eating the forbidden fruit,107 which God was pleased, according to His wise and holy counsel to permit, having purposed to order it to His own glory. This covenant is revealed in the gospel; first of all to Adam in the promise of salvation by the seed of the woman. 9:15, 6. Although true believers are not under the law as a covenant of works, to be thereby justified or condemned,334 yet it is of great use to them as well as to others, in that as a rule of life, informing them of the will of God and their duty, it directs and binds them to walk accordingly; discovering also the sinful pollutions of their natures, hearts, and lives, so as examining themselves thereby, they may come to further conviction of, humiliation for, and hatred against, sin;335 together with a clearer sight of the need they have of Christ and the perfection of his obedience; it is likewise of use to the regenerate to restrain their corruptions, in that it forbids sin; and the threatenings of it serve to show what even their sins deserve, and what afflictions in this life they may expect for them, although freed from the curse and unallayed rigour thereof. The Revelation Rom. 2:8 241. 5:10-11 495. and withal most just and terrible in His judgments. 64:5, 9; Eph. 25:7, 60:2-3. 2 Tim. God has endued the will of man with that natural liberty and power of acting upon choice, that it is neither forced, nor by any necessity of nature determined to do good or evil. The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for his own glory, man's salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down or necessarily contained in the Holy Scripture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added, whether by new revelation of the Spirit, or traditions of men. and not such as without the warrant thereof are devised by men out of blind zeal, or upon any pretense of good intentions. 1 Cor. Rom. Col. 1:18; Matt. 8:3; Mark 16:15-16; John 3:16 123. John 17:17; Eph. As Christ would have us to be certainly persuaded that there shall be a day of judgment, both to deter all men from sin,494 and for the greater consolation of the godly in their adversity,495 so will he have the day unknown to men, that they may shake off all carnal security, and be always watchful, because they know not at what hour the Lord will come,496 and may ever be prepared to say, Come Lord Jesus; come quickly.497 Amen. Num. Those who do actually profess repentance towards God, faith in, and obedience to, our Lord Jesus Christ, are the only proper subjects of this ordinance.464, 464. Song of Solomon 5:2-3, 6 315. 9:22-23 492. Psalms 19:7; Psalms 119:130, 8. John 5:39 18. 1:5 68. Acts 4:27, 28; John 19:11 55. Rom. These good works, done in obedience to God’s commandments, are the fruits and evidences of a true and lively faith;266 and by them believers manifest their thankfulness,267 strengthen their assurance,268 edify their brethren, adorn the profession of the gospel,269 stop the mouths of the adversaries, and glory God,270 whose workmanship they are, created in Christ Jesus thereunto,271 that having their fruit unto holiness they may have the end eternal life.272, 266. 2 Peter 1:19-21; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 John 5:9, 5. Such is the provision which God has made through Christ in the covenant of grace for the preservation of believers unto salvation, that although there is no sin so small but it deserves damnation. 7:18, 23; Eccles. Matthew 4:15-16; 2 Cor. 36:31; 2 Cor. Jude 6-7; 1 Peter 3:19; Luke 16:23-24, 2. 3. and will not the diligence of Christians with respect to the discharge of these duties, in ages past, rise up in judgment against, and condemn many of those who would be esteemed such now? 11:3, 2. Besides this law, commonly called moral, God was pleased to give to the people of Israel ceremonial laws, containing several typical ordinances, partly of worship, prefiguring Christ, his graces, actions, sufferings, and benefits; and partly holding forth divers instructions of moral duties. 76:11; Gen. 28:20-22 404. How to Subscribe to the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith, Chapter 6 - The Fall of Mankind, and Sin and Its Punishment, Chapter 15 - Repentance to Life and Salvation, Chapter 17 - The Perseverance of the Saints, Chapter 18 - Assurance of Grace and Salvation, Chapter 20 - The Gospel and the Extent of Its Grace, Chapter 21 - Christian Liberty and Liberty of Conscience, Chapter 22 - Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day, Chapter 28 - Baptism and the Lord's Supper, Chapter 31 - The State of Humanity after Death and the Resurrection of the Dead. confirmation of the faith of believers in all the benefits thereof, their spiritual nourishment, and growth in him, their further engagement in, and to all duties which they owe to him; and to be a bond and pledge of their communion with him, and with each other. 1 John 3:1-3, 3. 2:5, 3. John 20:25, 27 156. 7:23; Matt. 10:14-15, 17 343. Religious worship is to be given to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and to him alone;368 not to angels, saints, or any other creatures;369 and since the fall, not without a mediator,370 nor in the mediation of any other but Christ alone.371, 368. procured reconciliation, and purchased an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven, for all those whom the Father has given unto Him. 1 Pet. John 10:28-29; Phil. The supper of the Lord Jesus was instituted by him the same night wherein he was betrayed, to be observed in his churches, unto the end of the world, for the perpetual remembrance, and showing to all the world the sacrifice of himself in his death. 2:17 411. 1 Tim. 1 John 2:3, 3:14, 18, 19, 21, 24, 5:13 304. Worthy receivers, outwardly partaking of the visible elements in this ordinance, do then also inwardly by faith, really and indeed, yet not carnally and corporally, but spiritually receive, and feed upon Christ crucified, and all the benefits of his death; the body and blood of Christ being then not corporally or carnally, but spiritually present to the faith of believers in that ordinance, as the elements themselves are to their outward senses.477, 8. 30:6; Ezek. We cannot by our best works merit pardon of sin or eternal life at the hand of God, by reason of the great disproportion that is between them and the glory to come, and the infinite distance that is between us and God, whom by them we can neither profit nor satisfy for the debt of our former sins;277 but when we have done all we can, we have done but our duty, and are unprofitable servants; and because they are good they proceed from his Spirit,278 and as they are wrought by us they are defiled and mixed with so much weekness and imperfection, that they cannot endure the severity of God’s punishment.279, 277. 1:10 355. 2 Cor. Immersion, or dipping of the person in water, is necessary to the due administration of this ordinance.466, 1. 2 Tim. by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God. 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 inexcusable; yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God and his will which is necessary unto salvation. their justification is only of free grace, that both the exact justice and rich grace of God might be glorified in the justification of sinners. Heb. 1:4 350. 1:12 246. and afterwards by farther steps, until the full discovery thereof was completed in the New Testament; and it is founded in that eternal covenant transaction that was between the Father and the Son about the redemption of the elect; and it is alone by the grace of this covenant that all the posterity of fallen Adam that ever were saved did obtain life and blessed immortality, man being now utterly incapable of acceptance with God upon those terms on which Adam stood in his state of innocency. This perseverance of the saints depends not upon their own free will, but upon the immutability of the decree of election. Eph. Jer. The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith. 2:1-6 186. Help us produce a sleek and practical new edition of the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith. The promises of it likewise show them God's approbation of obedience, and what blessings they may expect upon the performance thereof, though not as due to them by the law as a covenant of works; so as man's doing good and refraining from evil, because the law encourages to the one and deters from the other, is no evidence of his being under the law and not under grace.336, 334. 1:11, 2. 1 Cor. 5:17-19 201. 7:29; Gen. 1:26 79. and in all His commands; to Him is due from angels and men, whatsoever worship. Rom. blessedness, in and of Himself, is alone in and unto Himself all-sufficient, not standing in need of any creature which He hath made, nor deriving any glory from them. Epistle of James God, in his ordinary providence makes use of means. 1:9; Titus 1:2 127. 6:17; Rom. Col. 2:14,16-17; Eph. As all believers are bound to join themselves to particular churches, when and where they have opportunity so to do; so all that are admitted unto the privileges of a church, are also under the censures and government thereof, according to the rule of Christ.445, 13. 1:19 189. 1:4-5; 2 Pet. Gen. 1:27; Eccles. 3:10, 12, 2. 11:5; Acts 15:18 46. 2-3 425. Gen. 2:18 414. The Baptist Confession of Faith (1689) Baptist ministers need experience no hesitation in recommending the Confession to their members as a document that maintains doctrinal precision with a reasonable degree of fullness. The reading of the Scriptures,380 preaching, and hearing the Word of God,381 teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in our hearts to the Lord;382 as also the administration of baptism,383 and the Lord's supper,384 are all parts of religious worship of God, to be performed in obedience to him, with understanding, faith, reverence, and godly fear; moreover, solemn humiliation, with fastings,385 and thanksgivings, upon special occasions, ought to be used in an holy and religious manner.386, 380. A Tabular Comparison of the 1646 Westminster and the 1689 Baptist Confessions of Faith. The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith in Modern English. Yet notwithstanding the persons of believers being accepted through Christ, their good works also are accepted in him; not as thought they were in this life wholly unblamable and unreprovable in God’s sight, but that he, looking upon them in his Son, is pleased to accept and reward that which is sincere, although accompanied with many weaknesses and imperfection. 15:19, 5. This is the 1689 Second London Confession of Faith that was the standard confession for Baptist churches in the British Empire for the next 250 years. 4:2 397. whose workmanship they are, created in Christ Jesus thereunto. Isa. 5:6, 8:7 178. Ps. 1. Eph. John 6:45; 1 Corinthians 2:9-12 11. That doctrine which maintains a change of the substance of bread and wine, into the substance of Christ's body and blood, commonly called transubstantiation, by consecration of a priest, or by any other way, is repugnant not to Scripture alone,475 but even to common sense and reason, overthrows the nature of the ordinance, and has been, and is, the cause of manifold superstitions, yea, of gross idolatries.476, 475. Carroll and Robust Confessionalism. 11:32 290. for the manifestation of the glory of His eternal power. An oath is to be taken in the plain and common sense of the words, without equivocation or mental reservation.402, 5. 22:20. Whereas there is none that does good and does not sin. 2 Cor. Gal. 5:21 207. Those of mankind that are predestinated to life, God, before the foundation of the world was laid, according to His eternal and immutable purpose, and the secret counsel and good pleasure of His will, hath chosen in Christ unto everlasting glory, out of His mere free grace and love. 1:10, 8. The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for his own glory, man's salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down or necessarily contained in the Holy Scripture: unto which nothing at any time is to be added, whether by new revelation of the Spirit, or traditions of men.9 Nevertheless, we acknowledge the inward illumination of the Spirit of God to be necessary for the saving understanding of such things as are revealed in the Word,10 and that there are some circumstances concerning the worship of God, and government of the church, common to human actions and societies, which are to be ordered by the light of nature and Christian prudence, according to the general rules of the Word, which are always to be observed.11, 9. and also apprehends an excellency therein above all other writings and all things in the world. 1:6; 2 Tim. The Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 has its roots firmly in the Westminster Confession of Faith of 1647. James 1:13; 1 John 1:5 54. 19:1, 1. Rom. 16:1-2; Acts 20:7; Rev. 7:39 418. 1-888-525-1689. God alone is Lord of the conscience,359 and has left it free from the doctrines and commandments of men which are in any thing contrary to his word, or not contained in it.360 So that to believe such doctrines, or obey such commands out of conscience, is to betray true liberty of conscience;361 and the requiring of an implicit faith, an absolute and blind obedience, is to destroy liberty of conscience and reason also.362, 359. This perseverance of the saints depends not upon their own free will, but upon the immutability of the decree of election,291 flowing from the free and unchangeable love of God the Father, upon the efficacy of the merit and intercession of Jesus Christ and union with him,292 the oath of God,293 the abiding of his Spirit, and the seed of God within them,294 and the nature of the covenant of grace;295 from all which ariseth also the certainty and infallibility thereof. 3. whereby they incur God's displeasure and grieve his Holy Spirit. 1 Cor. Gen. 2:16-17 107. The members of these churches are saints by calling, visibly manifesting and evidencing (in and by their profession and walking) their obedience unto that call of Christ;432 and do willingly consent to walk together, according to the appointment of Christ; giving up themselves to the Lord, and one to another, by the will of God, in professed subjection to the ordinances of the Gospel.433, 432. 2 Thess. Faith thus receiving and resting on Christ and his righteousness, is the alone instrument of justification;203 yet is not alone in the person justified, but is ever accompanied with all other saving graces, and is no dead faith, but works by love.204, 203. 110. Acts 6:3, 5-6, 10. 2:8 388. True believers may have the assurance of their salvation divers ways shaken, diminished, and intermitted; as by negligence in preserving of it. Those whom God has accepted in the beloved, effectually called and sanctified by his Spirit, and given the precious faith of his elect unto, can neither totally nor finally fall from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved, seeing the gifts and callings of God are without repentance, from which source he still begets and nourishes in them faith, repentance, love, joy, hope, and all the graces of the Spirit unto immortality;288 and though many storms and floods arise and beat against them, yet they shall never be able to take them off that foundation and rock which by faith they are fastened upon; notwithstanding, through unbelief and the temptations of Satan, the sensible sight of the light and love of God may for a time be clouded and obscured from them,289 yet he is still the same, and they shall be sure to be kept by the power of God unto salvation, where they shall enjoy their purchased possession, they being engraved upon the palm of his hands, and their names having been written in the book of life from all eternity.290, 288. John 4:24 26. Rom. 2:14; Eph. 1:19-20 347. Ephesians Acts 5:4; Eph. 1 Corinthians 8:4, 6; Deuteronomy 6:4 23. 1:17 342. 2 Cor. No church members, upon any offence taken by them, having performed their duty required of them towards the person they are offended at, ought to disturb any church-order, or absent themselves from the assemblies of the church, or administration of any ordinances, upon the account of such offence at any of their fellow members, but to wait upon Christ, in the further proceeding of the church. 1:11 271. Acts 3:21; Luke 14:6, 39 476. 2:13-14 185. This ancient document is the most excellent epitome of the things most surely believed among us. 1 Cor. 3:8, 1 Pet. Rom. John 16:8; Ps. Matt. Their ability to do good works is not all of themselves, but wholly from the Spirit of Christ;273 and that they may be enabled thereunto, besides the graces they have already received, there is necessary an actual influence of the same Holy Spirit, to work in them and to will and to do of his good pleasure;274 yet they are not bound to perform any duty, unless upon a special motion of the Spirit, but they ought to be diligent in stirring up the grace of God that is in them.275, 273. It is lawful for all sorts of people to marry, who are able with judgment to give their consent;416 yet it is the duty of Christians to marry in the Lord;417 and therefore such as profess the true religion, should not marry with infidels, or idolaters; neither should such as are godly, be unequally yoked, by marrying with such as are wicked in their life, or maintain damnable heresy.418, 416. 3:6. 6:8; Heb. 4:10; Heb. 5:22-23 279. They who are united to Christ, effectually called, and regenerated, having a new heart and a new spirit created in them through the virtue of Christ's death and resurrection, are also farther sanctified, really and personally. The Son of God, the second person in the Holy Trinity, being very and eternal God, the brightness of the Father's glory, of one substance and equal with Him who made the world, who upholds and governs all things He has made, did, when the fullness of time was complete, take upon Him man's nature, with all the essential properties and common infirmities of it. Deut. Moreover, man having brought himself under the curse of the law by his fall, it pleased the Lord to make a covenant of grace,120, 2. wherein He freely offers unto sinners life and salvation by Jesus Christ, requiring of them faith in Him, that they may be saved;121 being now conceived in sin,122 and promising to give unto all those that are ordained unto eternal life, His Holy Spirit, to make them willing and able to believe.123, 121. 3:20, 7:7, etc. 2 Kings 10:30; 1 Kings 21:27, 29 283. and was delivered by God upon Mount Sinai, in ten commandments, and written in two tables, the four first containing our duty towards God, and the other six, our duty to man. 1:20 75. 25:32-46, 2. Jun 2. 1 John 5:14 376. 7:11 260. 2:30; 2 Kings 8:12-13 103. Used by permission. 7:22-23 303. To Philemon 4:6; Eph. 3:8-13, 7. Free shipping for many products! As God hath appointed the elect unto glory, so He hath, by the eternal and most free purpose of His will, foreordained all the means thereunto;64 wherefore they who are elected, being fallen in Adam, are redeemed by Christ,65 are effectually called unto faith in Christ, by His Spirit working in due season, are justified, adopted, sanctified,66 and kept by His power through faith unto salvation;67 neither are any other redeemed by Christ, or effectually called, justified, adopted, sanctified, and saved, but the elect only.68, 64. 1:7; Eph. 1 Cor. John 4:21; Mal. Heb. Matt. but likewise all persons that have lived upon the earth shall appear before the tribunal of Christ, to give an account of their thoughts, words, and deeds, and to receive according to what they have done in the body, whether good or evil. 2. 15:25-26 169. 64:6; Ps. 5:21-23 230. 2:13 65. Acts 6:4; Heb. The bodies of men after death return to dust, and see corruption;480 but their souls, which neither die nor sleep, having an immortal subsistence, immediately return to God who gave them.481 The souls of the righteous being then made perfect in holiness, are received into paradise, where they are with Christ, and behold the face of God in light and glory, waiting for the full redemption of their bodies;482 and the souls of the wicked are cast into hell; where they remain in torment and utter darkness, reserved to the judgment of the great day;483 besides these two places, for souls separated from their bodies, the Scripture acknowledgeth none. Rom. This will of man is made perfectly and immutably free to good alone in the state of glory only. 6:4, 2. Gal. Luke 22:32 320. 20:4-6, 2. Matt. 3:23 109. 2:4 442. 2 Tim. 26:37, 38; Luke 22:44; Matt. PO Box 150931 Matt. Baptism is an ordinance of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ, to be unto the party baptized, a sign of his fellowship with him, in his death and resurrection; of his being engrafted into him;461 of remission of sins;462 and of giving up into God, through Jesus Christ, to live and walk in newness of life.463, 461. Those whom God effectually calls, he also freely justifies. 1 Tim. 1. 1:4, 9, 11; Rom. Acts 27:31, 44; Isa. 6:20, 5:12 115. yet imperfect in this life; there abides still some remnants of corruption in every part. 2:13 275. Ps. 392. service, or obedience, as creatures they owe unto the Creator, and whatever He is further pleased to require of them. Luke 22:32, 61, 62, 1. "We regard the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 (excepting the assertions regarding the salvation of the mentally incompetent [10:3]) and the identity of the antichrist [26:4] and the Canons of Dortrecht (excluding Article 17 of the first head of doctrine) as excellent, though not inspired, expressions of the teaching of the Word of God. Rom. Gen. 3:19; Acts 13:36 481. 12:14 301. for the increase of mankind with a legitimate issue. Job 21:14-15; Matt. 6:16; 2 Cor. They made some small additions relevant to their situation, but left the wording on foreknowledge exactly as it was in the 1689 Confession. 1 Cor. Rom. and for the greater consolation of the godly in their adversity. and Christ did in the fullness of time die for their sins, and rise again for their justification; nevertheless, they are not justified personally, until the Holy Spirit in time does actually apply Christ to them. Ps. Rom. 16:18; Ps. Job 22:2-3 42. The purest churches under heaven are subject to mixture and error; and some have so degenerated as to become no churches of Christ, but synagogues of Satan; nevertheless Christ always has had, and ever shall have a kingdom in this world, to the end thereof, of such as believe in him, and make profession of his name. 9:25-26, 28 470. 8:17 218. 15:21-22, 45, 49 122. John 1:12; Acts 16:31; Gal 2:20; Acts 15:11, 3. There is one thing more which we sincerely professe, and earnestly desire credence in, viz. 13:5-7; 1 Pet. Acts 14:23 437. Esther 4:16; Joel 2:12 386. The outward element to be used in this ordinance is water, wherein the party is to be baptized, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 36:27; Eph. The covenant of works being broken by sin, and made unprofitable unto life, God was pleased to give forth the promise of Christ, the seed of the woman, as the means of calling the elect, and begetting in them faith and repentance;339 in this promise the gospel, as to the substance of it, was revealed, and [is] therein effectual for the conversion and salvation of sinners.340, 2. so as they may have a comfortable supply, without being themselves entangled in secular affairs; and may also be capable of exercising hospitality towards others; and this is required by the law of nature, and by the express order of our Lord Jesus, who has ordained that they that preach the Gospel should live of the Gospel. In the execution of this power wherewith he is so intrusted, the Lord Jesus calls out of the world unto himself, through the ministry of his word, by his Spirit, those that are given unto him by his Father,429 that they may walk before him in all the ways of obedience, which he prescribes to them in his word.430 Those thus called, he commands to walk together in particular societies, or churches, for their mutual edification, and the due performance of that public worship, which he requires of them in the world.431, 429. 1:4-5, 10-11 308. To them also he gave sundry judicial laws, which expired together with the state of that people, not obliging any now by virtue of that institution; their general equity only being of modern use.330, 5. We cannot by our best works merit pardon of sin or eternal life at the hand of God, by reason of the great disproportion that is between them and the glory to come, and the infinite distance that is between us and God, whom by them we can neither profit nor satisfy for the debt of our former sins; but when we have done all we can, we have done but our duty, and are unprofitable servants; and because they are good they proceed from his Spirit. By the decree of God, for the manifestation of His glory, some men and angels are predestinated, or foreordained to eternal life through Jesus Christ,58 to the praise of His glorious grace;59 others being left to act in their sin to their just condemnation, to the praise of His glorious justice.60, 58. 2:18 221. nor in the mediation of any other but Christ alone. Gal. 1:10, 22-23, 5:23, 27, 32, 2. 110:3, 3. His knowledge is infinite, infallible, and independent upon the creature, so as nothing is to Him contingent or uncertain; He is most holy in all His counsels, in all His works. The infallible rule of interpretation of Scripture is the Scripture itself; and therefore when there is a question about the true and full sense of any Scripture (which is not manifold, but one), it must be searched by other places that speak more clearly. 5:21 152. It is lawful for Christians to accept and execute the office of a magistrate when called thereunto; in the management whereof, as they ought especially to maintain justice and peace. The work of pastors being constantly to attend the service of Christ, in his churches, in the ministry of the word and prayer, with watching for their souls, as they that must give an account to Him; it is incumbent on the churches to whom they minister, not only to give them all due respect, but also to communicate to them of all their good things according to their ability. 1 He is … through the same virtue, by his Word and Spirit dwelling in them; the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed. 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.412, 2. Rev. albeit, in substance and nature, they still remain truly and only bread and wine, as they were before. 15:3-4 155. 3:26; Eph. "This little volume is not issued as an authoritative rule, or code of faith, whereby you are to be fettered, but as an assistance to you in controversy, a confirmation in faith, and … 5:10 166. Paul's Epistle to the Romans 28:18; Acts 2:36, 4. Ps. A particular church, gathered and completely organized according to the mind of Christ, consists of officers and members; and the officers appointed by Christ to be chosen and set apart by the church (so called and gathered), for the peculiar administration of ordinances, and execution of power or duty, which he intrusts them with, or calls them to, to be continued to the end of the world, are bishops or elders, and deacons.435, 9. 1:2; 2 Thess. Rom. 3:21, 1. 21:1 94. John 1:14 145. Acts 2:23 87. To all those for whom Christ has obtained eternal redemption, He does certainly and effectually apply and communicate the same, making intercession for them; uniting them to Himself by His Spirit, revealing to them, in and by His Word, the mystery of salvation, persuading them to believe and obey. Heb. God hath decreed in himself, from all eternity, by the most wise and holy counsel of His own will, freely and unchangeably, all things, whatsoever comes to pass;52 yet so as thereby is God neither the author of sin nor hath fellowship with any therein;53 nor is violence offered to the will of the creature, nor yet is the liberty or contingency of second causes taken away, but rather established;54 in which appears His wisdom in disposing all things, and power and faithfulness in accomplishing His decree.55, 52. Heb. 8:28, 6. 29:13, 2. It is lawful for all sorts of people to marry, who are able with judgment to give their consent; yet it is the duty of Christians to marry in the Lord; and therefore such as profess the true religion, should not marry with infidels, or idolaters; neither should such as are godly, be unequally yoked, by marrying with such as are wicked in their life, or maintain damnable heresy. Acts 17:31 135. 6:1; 1 Pet. Acts 24:14 244. John 15:14 247. Col. 3:16; Eph. 2:5, 12, 6. Rom. Those thus called, he commands to walk together in particular societies, or churches, for their mutual edification, and the due performance of that public worship, which he requires of them in the world. God, having all life,38 glory,39 goodness,40 blessedness, in and of Himself, is alone in and unto Himself all-sufficient, not standing in need of any creature which He hath made, nor deriving any glory from them,41 but only manifesting His own glory in, by, unto, and upon them; He is the alone fountain of all being, of whom, through whom, and to whom are all things,42 and He hath most sovereign dominion over all creatures, to do by them, for them, or upon them, whatsoever Himself pleases;43 in His sight all things are open and manifest,44 His knowledge is infinite, infallible, and independent upon the creature, so as nothing is to Him contingent or uncertain;45 He is most holy in all His counsels, in all His works,46 and in all His commands; to Him is due from angels and men, whatsoever worship,47 service, or obedience, as creatures they owe unto the Creator, and whatever He is further pleased to require of them. 1 He is further pleased to require of them do sweetly comply with.... 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