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CHRIST’S KINGDOM OF GLORY   § 129. In His kingdom of glory, Christ the God-man will forever reign 1 over angels and archangels 2 and the glorified elect,3 the Church Triumphant, when we shall serve Him hereafter in perfect obedience, praise …

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§ 130. Soteriology is the doctrine of Holy Scripture concerning the application of the merits of Christ to the individual sinner,1 whereby the sinner is led to the actual possession and enjoyment of the blessings which Christ has procured for all …

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PROMPTING CAUSE   § 131. The application of the merits and benefits of Christ to the individual sinner is the work of God alone,1 who is moved thereto by the same universal grace 2 which moved Him to procure and work …

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INSTRUMENTAL CAUSE    § 132. The means by which the benefits of Christ are offered and appropriated to the sinner,1 and by which not only the capability of accepting what is offered, but also such acceptance itself is wrought in Him,2 …

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THE GOSPEL   § 133. The Gospel in the strict sense of the term 1 is the divine doctrine 2 by which God announces to all mankind 3 His grace and mercy in Christ Jesus,4 earnestly offers to all that hear …

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THE SACRAMENTS IN GENERAL   § 134. The sacraments are sacred acts 1 of divine institution,2 in which, wherever they are properly administered 3 by the use of the prescribed external elements 4 in conjunction with the divine words of institution,5 …

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THE SACRAMENTS OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH   § 135. The sacraments of the Christian Church are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.    

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BAPTISM   § 136. The sacrament of Baptism is the act of sprinkling,1 pouring,2 or by immersion applying upon a living human person 3 water 4 in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost,5 …

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THE LORD’S SUPPER   § 137. The sacrament of the Lord’s Table,1 or the Lord’s Supper,2 or the Eucharist,3 is the divinely instituted act 4 of consecrating by the word of institution 5 the divinely prescribed visible elements bread and wine,6 …

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EFFICACY AND RESISTIBILITY   § 138. The operations of God,1 or, by appropriation, of the Holy Ghost,2 performed through the means of grace,3 though in all cases equally earnest and efficacious 4 are in no case irresistible,5 but the grace and …

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