| › Introduction - CERTAIN articles relating to the Christian Religion are now in a course of circulation. In a paper which was not long since delivered into my hands, t ...read|
| › Part 1 - Articles I & II - I. Faith, that is, justifying faith, is not peculiar to the elect.
II. It is possible for believers finally to decline and fall away from faith and s ...read|
| › Part 2 - Article III - It is a matter of doubt, whether the faith by which Abraham is said to be justified, was a faith in Jesus Christ who was still to come. No proof can b ...read|
| › Part 3 - Article IV - Faith is not an effect of election, but is a necessary requisite foreseen by God in those who are to be elected. And the decree concerning the bestowi ...read|
| › Part 4 - Article V - Naught among things contingent can be said to be NECESSARILY done in respect to the Divine decree.
My opinion concerning Necessity and Cont ...read|
| › Part 5 - Article VI - All things are done contingently.
This Article is expressed in such a stupid and senseless manner, that they who attribute it to me, declar ...read|
| › Part 6 - Article VII - God has not by his eternal decree determined future and contingent things to the one part or the other.
A calumny which lies concealed unde ...read|
| › Part 7 - Article VIII - Sufficient grace of the Holy Spirit is bestowed on those to whom the gospel is preached, whosoever they may be; so that, if they will, they may believ ...read|
| › Part 8 - Article IX - The temporal afflictions of believers are not correctly termed "CHASTISEMENTS," but are PUNISHMENTS for sins. For Christ has rendered satisfaction onl ...read|
| › Part 9 - Article X - It cannot be proved from Scripture, that believers under the Old Testament, before the ascension of Christ, were in Heaven.
I never taught ...read|
| › Part 10 - Article XI - It is a matter of doubt, whether believers under the Old Testament understood that the legal ceremonies were types of Christ and of his benefits.
| › Part 11 - Article XII - Christ has died for all men and for every individual.
This assertion was never made by me, either in public or private, except when it was ...read|
| › Part 12 - Articles XIII and XIV - Original Sin will condemn no man.
In every nation, all infants who die without [having committed] actual sins, are saved.
These articles a ...read|
| › Part 13 - Article XV - If the Heathen, and those who are strangers to the true knowledge of God, do those things which by the powers of nature they are enabled to do, God wi ...read|
| › Part 14 - Article XVI - The works of the unregenerate can be pleasing to God, and are (according to Borrius) the occasion, and (according to Arminius) the impulsive cause, by ...read|
| › Part 15 - Article XVII - God will not deny his grace to any one who does what is in him.
This Article is so naturally connected with those which precede it, that he ...read|
| › Part 16 - Article XVIII - God undoubtedly converts, without the external preaching of the Gospel, great numbers of persons to the saving knowledge of Christ, among those who ha ...read|
| › Part 17 - Article XIX - Before his fall, Adam had not the power to believe, because there was no necessity for faith; God, therefore, could not require faith from him after t ...read|
| › Part 18 - Article XX - It cannot possibly be proved from the Sacred Writings, that the angels are now confirmed in their estate.
This article also has been bespri ...read|
| › Part 19 - Article XXI - It is a new, heretical and Sabellian mode of speaking, nay, it is blasphemous, to say "that the Son of God is autoqeon (very God,)" for the Father alo ...read|
| › Part 20 - Article XXII - It is the summit of blasphemy to say, that God is freely good.
In this article likewise, our brethren disclose their own disgraceful procee ...read|
| › Part 21 - Article XXIII - It frequently happens that a creature who is not entirely hardened in evil, is unwilling to perform an action because it is joined with sin; unless wh ...read|
| › Part 22 - Article XXIV - The Righteousness of Christ is not imputed to us for Righteousness; but to believe [or the act of believing] justifies us.
I do not know wh ...read|
| › Part 23 - Article XXV - The whole of that in which we appear before God, justifies us. But we appear before God, not only by Faith, but also by Works. Therefore, we are justi ...read|
| › Part 24 - Article XXVI - Faith is not the instrument of Justification.
IN THE enunciation of this article is given another proof of desperate and finished negligenc ...read|
| › Part 25 - Article XXVII - Faith is not the pure gift of God, but depends partly on the grace of God, and partly on the powers of Free Will; that, if a man will, he may believe ...read|
| › Part 26 - Article XXVIII - The grace sufficient for salvation is conferred on the Elect, and on the Non-elect; that, if they will, they may believe or not believe, may be saved ...read|
| › Part 27 - Article XXIX - Believers can perfectly fulfill the Law, and live in the world without sin.
This is what I never said. But when a certain person once, in a ...read|
| › Part 28 - Article XXX - It may admit of discussion, whether Semi-Pelagianism is not real Christianity.
In a certain lecture I said, that it would be easy, under th ...read|
| › Part 29 - Article XXXI - It is not correctly said in the Catechism, that "God is angry with us for birth-sins;" because original sin is a punishment. But whatever is a punishm ...read|
| › Part 30 - Conclusion - THIS then is the answer which I have thought proper to make, at present, to the THIRTY-ONE ARTICLES that have been objected against me. If I have not ...read|