Table of Contents

Full Text – Westminster Confession of Faith

  1. Chapter 1. Of the Holy Scripture
  2. Chapter 2. Of God, and of the Holy Trinity
  3. Chapter 3. Of God’s Eternal Decree
  4. Chapter 4. Of Creation
  5. Chapter 5. Of Providence
  6. Chapter 6. Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment thereof.
  7. Chapter 7. Of God’s Covenant with Man
  8. Chapter 8. Of Christ the Mediator
  9. Chapter 9. Of Free Will
  10. Chapter 10. Of Effectual Calling
  11. Chapter 11. Of Justification
  12. Chapter 12. Of Adoption
  13. Chapter 13. Of Sanctification
  14. Chapter 14. Of Saving Faith
  15. Chapter 15. Of Repentance unto Life
  16. Chapter 16. Of Good Works
  17. Chapter 17. Of the Perseverance of the Saints
  18. Chapter 18. Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation
  19. Chapter 19. Of the Law of God
  20. Chapter 20. Of Christian Liberty, and Liberty of Conscience.
  21. Chapter 21. Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath-day
  22. Chapter 22. Of Lawful Oaths and Vows
  23. Chapter 23. Of the Civil Magistrate
  24. Chapter 24. Of Marriage and Divorce
  25. Chapter 25. Of the Church
  26. Chapter 26. Of the Communion of the Saints
  27. Chapter 27. Of the Sacraments
  28. Chapter 28. Of Baptism
  29. Chapter 29. Of the Lord’s Supper
  30. Chapter 30. Of Church Censures
  31. Chapter 31. Of Synods and Councils
  32. Chapter 32. Of the State of Man After Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead.
  33. Chapter 33. Of the Last Judgment

33. Of the Last Judgment

1. God hath appointed a day, wherein He will judge the world in righteousness, by Jesus Christ, (1)  to whom all power and judgment is given of the Father. (2)  In which day, not only the apostate angels shall be judged, (3)  but likewise all persons that have lived upon 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. (4) 

^ (1) Acts 17:31
^ (2) John 5:22, 27
^ (3) I Cor. 6:3; Jude ver. 6; II Pet. 2:4
^ (4) II Cor. 5:10; Eccles. 12:14; Rom. 2:16; Rom. 14:10, 12; Matt. 12:36, 37

2. The end of God’s appointing this day is for the manifestation of the glory of His mercy, in the eternal salvation of the elect; and of His justice, in the damnation of the reprobate who are wicked and disobedient. For then shall the righteous go into everlasting life, and receive that fulness of joy and refreshing, which shall come from the presence of the Lord: but the wicked who know not God, and obey not the Gospel of Jesus Christ, shall be cast into eternal torments, and be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power. (5) 

^ (5) Matt. 25:31 to the end; Rom. 2:5, 6; Rom. 9:22, 23; Matt. 25:21; Acts 3:19; II Thess. 1:7, 8, 9, 10

3. As Christ would have us to be certainly persuaded that there shall be a day of judgment, both to deter all men from sin, and for the greater consolation of the godly in their adversity; (6)  so will He have that 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; and may be ever prepared to say, Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly, Amen. (7) 

^ (6) II Pet. 3:11, 14; II Cor. 5:10, 11; II Thess. 1:5, 6, 7; Luke 21:27, 28; Rom. 8:23, 24, 25
^ (7) Matt. 24:36, 42, 43, 44; Mark 13:35, 36, 37; Luke 12:35, 36; Rev. 22:20

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