The Westminster Confession of Faith: An Ordination Exam Study Guide for Use in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC)


Following are questions and answers from the Westminster Confession that I used in preparing for ordination exams in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. 

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1.         What things show God’s attributes? 1-1
Our  natural understanding and the works of creation show his goodness wisdom and power.
2.         Can these provide the knowledge of God and his will so that we can be saved? 1-1
NO.
3.         What has God done to preserve and transmit the revelation of Himself, His general will and how to be saved? 1-1
He revealed himself at different times and ways and declared that this revelation contains his will for the church. Afterwards he put this revelation in writing to preserve and transmit it to the church for its comfort and establishment.

4.         How did the 66 books of the Bible come about? 1-2
All the books of the OT and NT, were inspired by God
5.         Because of this, what does this make the Bible? 1-2
the rule of faith and life
6.         Is the Apocrypha a part of the canon? 1-3
No. They are not divinely inspired and have no authority in the church. They are to be viewed only as human writings.
7.         Upon what does the authority of the Bible depend? 1-4
On the testimony of God, its author, who is the truth. Not on man’s testimony
8.         What is it that persuades and assures us of the truth and authority of the Bible? 1-5
The inward working of the HS, who testifies by and with the Word in our hearts
9.         Does the Bible have any errors? 1-5
No. It is completely perfect.
10.      What does the Bible primarily teach? 1-6
The whole purpose of God about his glory and man’s salvation, faith and life
11.      Can anything be added to the Bible? 1.6
Nothing from new revelations or traditions of men
  
12.      How sufficient is the Bible? 1-7
The uneducated as well as the educated can sufficiently understand everything we need to know, believe and observe.
13.      Because the Scripture is God’s Word, what should be done with it? 1-8
It should be translated into the native language of every people.
14.      What is the standard for interpretation of the Bible? 1-9
The Bible itself, by referring to other passages that speak more plainly.
15.      Who is the Supreme Judge in all religious matters? 1-10
The HS speaking in the Bible.
16.      Is there more than one God? 2-1
NO.
17.      For what ultimate purpose does God work everything? 2-1
FOR HIS OWN GLORY.
18.      What is God? 2-1,2
HE IS A SPIRIT WHOSE BEING, WISDOM, POWER, HOLINESS, JUSTICE, GOODNESS, AND TRUTH ARE INFINITE, ETERNAL AND UNCHANGEABLE.
19.      What is God due? 2-2
WHATEVER WORSHIP, SERVICE OR OBEDIENCE HE REQUIRES FROM ANGELS, HUMAN BEINGS AND OTHER CREATURES.
20.      How many persons are in the one God? 2-3
THREE. FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT.
21.      What is their relationship? 2-3
THE FATHER EXISTS, NOT GENERATED OR FROM ANOTHER SOURCE. THE SON IS ETERNALLY GENERATED FROM THE FATHER. THE SPIRIT ETERNALLY PROCEEDS FROM THE FATHER AND SON.
22.      According to what has God ordained whatever happens? 3-1, 2-1
BY HIS OWN WISE AND HOLY WILL.
23.      What three things does this not mean? 3-1
1)      THAT GOD IS THE AUTHOR OF SIN
2)      THAT HE REPRESSES THE WILL OF HIS CREATURES
3)      THAT HE TAKES AWAY THE FREEDOM OR CONTINGENCY OF SECOND CAUSES
24.      What does this establish? 3-1
THE WILL OF CREATED BEINGS AND THE FREEDOM AND CONTIGENCY OF SECONDARY CAUSES.
25.      Is everything ordained because God foresaw it would happen? 3-2
NO.
26.      What has God ordained in regard to men and angels? 3-3
THAT SOME SHOULD BE PREDESTINED TO ETERNAL LIFE AND OTHERS FOREORDAINED TO ETERNAL DEATH.
27.      On what basis did God make this choice? 3-5
THE PLEASURE OF HIS WILL. HIS MERCY AND LOVE. NOT ON THE BASIS OF FOREKNOWLEDGE.
28.      What in man influenced God’s choice? 3-5
NEITHER FAITH NOR GOOD WORKS.
29.      What has God ordained so that election will be accomplished? 3-6
ALL THE MEANS BY WHICH IT IS ACCOMPLISHED.
30.      Who are the redeemed in Christ? 3-6
THE ELECT ONLY.
31.      What did God use to create the world? 4-1
NOTHING.
32.      How did God create man? 4-2
MALE AND FEMALE WITH REASONING, IMMORTAL SOULS ENDOWED WITH KNOWLEDGE, RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS, IN HIS IMAGE, WITH THE LAW WRITTEN IN THEIR HEARTS, ABLE TO OBEY HIS LAW AND THE POTENTIAL TO DISOBEY (FREEDOM OF WILL WHICH COULD CHANGE).
33.      What is God’s providence? 5-1
HIS COMPLETELY HOLY, WISE, AND POWERFUL PRESERVING AND GOVERNING EVERY CREATURE AND EVERY ACTION.
34.      What does God use to work out his providence? 5-3
ORDINARY MEANS, OR WITHOUT, BEYOND OR CONTRARY TO THOSE MEANS.
35.      What does God’s providence include? 5-2,4
SECONDARY CAUSES, INCLUDING THE SINS OF MAN AND ANGELS. 
36.      What does God allow to happen to His children? 5-5
TO BE TEMPTED IN VARIOUS WAYS AND FOR A TIME TO FOLLOW THE CORRUPTION OF THEIR HEARTS
37.      Why does he do this? 5-5
TO CHASTISE THEM FOR PREVIOUS SINS AND TO REVEAL TO THEM THE STRENGHTH OF CORRUPTION AND DECEPTION IN THEIR HEARTS SO THAT THEY WILL BE HUMBLED.
38.      What does God do with the wicked and ungodly? 5-6
SPIRITUALLY BLINDS AND HARDENS THEM IN THEIR SINFULNESS, WITHDRAWS HIS GRACE, OR SOMETIMES WHATEVER GIFT OF SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING THEY ALREADY HAD, EXPOSING THEM TO OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINNING WHICH THEY SEEK
39.      What happened to our first parents? 6-1
THEY WERE LED ASTRAY BY THE TEMPTATION OF SATAN
40.      What was the result? 6-2
THEY SINNED IN EATING THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT
41.      What has happened to all the descendants of Adam and Eve? 6-3
THE GUILT OF SIN WAS IMPUTED TO ALL HUMAN BEINGS AS THEIR NATURAL DESCENDANTS
42.      What is the effect of original sin on each person? 6.4
TURNS THEM AWAY FROM EVERY GOOD AND INCLINES US TOWARD EVIL. MAKES US INCAPABLE OF GOOD
43.      Can anyone be completely free from sin in this world? 6.5
NO.
44.      What is sin? 6.6
DISOBEYING OR NOT CONFORMING TO GOD’S LAW IN ANY WAY.
45.      What are the consequences of sin? 6.6
SUBJECTION TO THE WRATH OF GOD, THE CURSE OF THE LAW, AND DEATH, WITH ALL ITS MISERIES, SPIRITUAL TEMPORAL AND ETERNAL.
46.      What has God graciously provided for man? 7.1
COVENANTS
47.      What was the nature of the first covenant? 7.2
COVENANT OF WORKS. LIFE WAS PROMISED TO ADAM ON THE CONDITION OF PERFECT OBEDIENCE.
48.      What was promised? 7.2
LIFE.
49.      What was the condition of the covenant? 7.2
PERFECT OBEDIENCE.
50.      What is the nature of the second covenant? 7.3
COVENANT OF GRACE.
51.      What does God give in this covenant? 7.3
OFFERS LIFE AND SALVATION THRU JESUS CHRIST, REQUIRES FAITH IN JESUS AND PROMISES TO GIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT TO ALL ORDAINED TO LIFE TO MAKE THEM WILLING AND ABLE TO BELIEVE.
52.      How was this covenant administered under the Old Testament? 7.5
BY PROMISES, PROPHECIES, SACRIFICES, CIRCUMCISION, THE PASCHAL LAMB, ETC GIVEN TO JEWS, ALL FORESHADOWING CHRIST. THEY LOOKED FORWARD TO THE COMING MESSIAH THRU WHOM THEY HAD FULL REMISSION OF SINS AND ETERNAL SALVATION
53.      How is it administered under the NT? 7.6
CHRIST, THE SUBSTANCE OF GOD’S GRACE WAS REVEALED. ORDINANCES ARE PREACHING THE WORD, THE SACRAMENTS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER AND BAPTISM. AVAILABLE TO ALL NATIONS.
54.      How many covenants of grace are there? 7.6
ONE COVENANT OF GRACE, UNDER DIFFERENT DISPENSATIONS.
55.      Who is God’s chosen mediator between Himself and man? 8.1
JESUS CHRIST
56.      What offices does He fulfill? 8.1
PROPHET, PRIEST AND KING, HEAD AND SAVIOR OF CHURCH, HEIR OF ALL THINGS, JUDGE OF WORLD
57.      What has God given Him from all eternity? 8.1
A PEOPLE TO BE HIS SEED TO BE REDEEMED, CALLED, JUSTIFIED, GLORIFIED BY HIM.
58.      Who is He from all eternity? 8.2
ETERNAL GOD, ONE SUBSTANCE AND EQUAL WITH THE FATHER
59.      What was necessary for Him to take upon Himself in order to be our Redeemer? 8.2
THE NATURE OF MAN, EXCEPT HE WAS SINLESS
60.      How did this happen? 8.2
CONCEIVED BY THE HS OF THE VIRGIN MARY
61.      How many natures are in the one person of Christ? 8.2
2 PERFECT DISTINCT NATURES, GODHOOD AND MANHOOD
62.      What did God do to equip Him for His office and work? 8.3
WAS SANCTIFIED AND ANOINTED WITH THE HS
63.      Was Jesus forced to do this? 8.4
NO. VOLUNTARILY TOOK IT ON.
64.      What was required for him to discharge this office? 8.4
HE WAS MADE UNDER AND PERFECTLY FULFILLED THE LAW, SUFFERED CRUCIFIXION AND DIED, WAS BURIED BUT DID NOT DECAY, ROSE ON THE THIRD DAY, ASCENDED TO HEAVEN
65.      What did he suffer? 8.4
SEVERE TORMENT IN SOUL AND SUFFERING IN BODY, CRUCIFIED AND BURIED.
66.      How was he exalted? 8.4
HE ASCENDED TO HEAVEN TO A PLACE OF POWER
67.      What is he doing now? 8.4
INTERCEDING FOR BELIEVERS
68.      What will he do? 8.4
RETURN TO JUDGE MEN AND ANGELS AT END OF WORLD
69.      Why did Christ only have to die once? 8.5
HIS PERFECT OBEDIENCE AND SACRIFICIAL DEATH COMPLETELY SATISFIED THE JUSTICE OF GOD AND PURCHASED RECONCILIATION AND ETERNAL LIFE
70.      Who does Christ’s sacrificial death save? 8.6
THE ELECT IN ALL AGES
71.      Because of the unity of Christ’s person, what does Scripture sometimes do? 8.7
ATTRIBUTES WHAT IS PROPER TO ONE NATURE TO THE PERSON INDICATED BY THE OTHER NATURE
72.      What does Christ insure? 8.8
THAT EVERYONE FOR WHOM HE PURCHASED REDEMPTION ACTUALLY ACCEPTS AND RECEIVES IT
73.      What has God given to man? 9.1
A FREE WILL (NOT FORCED OR NECESSARILY INCLINED TOWARD GOOD OR EVIL)
74.      What did man have in the state of innocence? 9.2
COMPLETE FREEDOM AND NATURAL ABILITY TO WILL AND DO WHAT IS GOOD AND PLEASING TO GOD; THE ABILITY TO LOSE THAT FREEDOM
75.      What happened to man as a result of the fall? 9.3
FELL INTO A STATE OF SIN; COMPLETELY LOST ABILITY TO WILL ANY SPIRITUAL GOOD INVOLVING SALVATION
76.      What is the nature of man since the fall? 9.3
COMPLETELY OPPOSED TO SPIRITUAL GOOD, DEAD IN SIN, UNABLE TO CONVERT HIMSELF OR PREPARE FOR CONVERSION
77.      What does God do when he saves someone? 9.4
FREES HIM FROM HIS ENSLAVEMENT TO SIN; ENABLED TO WILL AND DO SPIRITUAL GOOD
78.      What will man’s will be like in the glorified state? 9.5
PERFECTLY FREE AND PERMANENTLY INCLINED TO GOOD ALONE
79.      What does God do for those whom he has predestined to life? 10.1
EFFECTUALLY CALLS THEM OUT OF SIN INTO SALVATION
80.      How does he do this? 10.1
ENLIGHTENS THEIR MINDS SPIRITUALLY WITH SAVING UNDERSTANDING OF THINGS OF GOD; TAKES AWAY HEART OF STONE, GIVES HEART OF FLESH; RENEWS WILL TO DO WHAT IS GOOD
81.      Does this mean they are forced, or are like robots? 10.1,2
THEY COME VOLUNTARILY, MADE WILLING BY GOD’S GRACE
82.      What is the motivation and basis of effectual calling? 10.2
GOD’S GRACE
83.      What happens to babies that die? 10.3
REGENERATED AND SAVED BY CHRIST THRU THE HS
84.      What does God do for those He effectually calls? 11.1
JUSTIFIES THEM 
85.      What is justification? 11.1
PARDONING THEIR SINS, ACCEPTING THEM AS RIGHTEOUS FOR CHRIST’S SAKE; IMPUTES TO THEM OBEDIENCE AND JUDICIAL SATISFACTION EARNED BY CHRIST
86.      How is this received? 11.1
BY FAITH
87.      Can a person be justified in any other way? 11.2
NO, ONLY BY FAITH
88.      What always accompanies justification? 11.2
ALL THE OTHER SAVING GRACES
89.      What did Christ’s death do on behalf of those who are justified? 11.3
COMPLETELY PAID THE DEBT, MADE FULL SATISFACTION TO THE FATHER’S JUSTICE
90.      When are the elect justified? 11.4
WHEN THE HS ACTUALLY APPLIES CHRIST TO THEM
91.      What happens if someone sins after being justified? 11.5
GOD CONTINUES TO FORGIVE THEIR SINS
92.      Were the Old Testament believers justified in Christ? 11.6
YES, JUSTIFICATION WAS IDENTICAL W/ NT BELIEVERS
93.      What happens if those who are justified fall into sin? 11.5
COME UNDER GOD’S DISPLEASURE AND NOT HAVE A SENSE OF HIS PRESENCE UNTIL THEY CONFESS SIN, ASK FORGIVENESS, AND RENEW FAITH IN REPENTANCE
94.      What does God guarantee to all who are justified? 12.1
ADOPTION
95.      What benefits do we receive from adoption? 12.1
THE LIBERTIES AND PRIVILEGES OF GOD’S CHILDREN, HAVE HIS NAME PUT ON THEM, RECEIVE THE SPIRIT OF ADOPTION, HAVE ACCESS TO THE THRONE OF GRACE WITH BOLDNESS, ARE ENABLED TO CRY, “ABBA, FATHER;” ARE PITIED, PROTECTED, PROVIDED FOR, AND DISCIPLINED
96.      What work does the believer experience after regeneration? 13.1
SANCTIFICATION 
97.      How is a person sanctified? 13.1-3
THE POWER OF SIN IS DESTROYED, THE DESIRES OF THE OLD NATURE ARE GRADUALLY WEAKENED AND KILLED; ENABLED TO PRACTICE TRUE HOLINESS; A FIGHT BETWEEN THE OLD AND NEW NATURE ENSUES
98.      What are the results of the process of sanctification? 13.1
A NEW HEART AND SPIRIT ARE CREATED IN THEM
99.      What is the continual state of life in this world for the Christian? 13.2
WARFARE BT OLD AND NEW NATURES
100.   How does the believer overcome sin to grow in Christ and become like him? 13.3
THE HS STRENGTHENS AND PURIFIES ENABLING THE BELIEVER TO OVERCOME SIN
101.   What does God give to the elect so they may be saved? 14.1
THE GIFT OF FAITH
102.   How does it come? 14.1
A WORK OF THE SPIRIT USUALLY BY THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD
103.   What are the results of true, saving faith? 14.2
HE BELIEVES THE WORD TO BE FROM GOD; HE OBEYS THE WORD
104.   What is the product of the gospel working in believers? 15.1
REPENTANCE
105.   Can anyone expect to be saved without repenting? 15.3
NO
106.   What should people do when they sin? 15.6
CONFESS TO GOD AND PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS; CONFESS AND ASK OTHERS’ FORGIVENESS, DEMONSTRATE SORROW
107.   What are good works? 16.1,2
THOSE THAT ARE GOOD ACCORDING TO GOD AND COMMANDED IN HIS WORD
108.   How are believers enabled to do good works? 16.3
BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
109.   How are our good works accepted by God? 16.5,6
THEY ARE ACCEPTED IN CHRIST
110.   Are good works done by unbelievers accepted by God? 16.7
NO, YET IT IS MORE SINFUL NOT TO DO THEM

111.   Can true believers fall from their state of grace? 17.1
NO
112.   On what does the perseverance of the saints depend? 17.2
ON GOD’S DECREE OF ELECTION FLOWING FROM HIS LOVE; AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE MERIT AND INTERCESSION OF CHRIST
113.   Of what can true believers be assured? 18.1
THEY ARE IN A STATE OF GRACE
114.   On what is this based? 18.2
THE PROMISES OF GOD FOR SALVATION
115.   What did God give to Adam? 19.1
A LAW AS COVENANT OF WORKS
116.   What are the three aspects of the law given on Mt. Sinai? 19.3,4
1)      CEREMONIAL LAWS
2)      JUDICIAL LAWS
3)      MORAL LAWS
117.   Do these continue under the New Testament? 19.3,7
ONLY THE MORAL LAWS; AND WHATEVER JUDICIAL LAWS ARE APPROPRIATE IN CONTEMPORARY LEGAL CODES
118.   What freedom has Christ purchased for believers? 20.1
FREEDOM FROM THE GUILT OF SIN, FROM THE WRATH OF GOD, FROM THE CURSE OF THE MORAL LAW; FROM THE EVIL WORLD WE LIVE IN, FROM ENSLAVEMENT TO SATAN, FROM THE DOMINION OF SIN, THE EVIL OF AFFLICTIONS, THE STING OF DEATH, THE GRAVE, AND ETERNAL DAMNATION
119.   Who alone is Lord of the conscience? 20.2
GOD
120.   Because of this, from what is the believer free? 20.2
THE DOCTRINES AND COMMANDS OF MEN WHICH ARE CONTRARY TO HIS WORD
121.   What is the purpose of Christian freedom? 20.3
SERVING THE LORD WITHOUT FEAR AND IN HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS BEFORE HIM ALL OUR LIVES
122.   Does Christian freedom mean we can be rebellious toward the civil and church government and disruptive in church? 20.4
NO

123.   Who has established how we are to worship God? 21.1
GOD HIMSELF
124.   Where has God revealed how we are to worship Him? 21.1
IN HIS WORD
125.   Who are we to worship? 21.2
GOD ALONE
126.   Since the fall of man into sin, what is necessary for acceptable worship? 21.2
A MEDIATOR, CHRIST
127.   What is an oath? 22.1
CALLING GOD TO WITNESS WHAT THEY SAY IS TRUTH
128.   What is a vow? 22.5
PROMISING SOMETHING TO BE PERFORMED WITH FAITHFULNESS
129.   Is any kind of vow or oath acceptable? 22.7
NONE FORBIDDEN IN THE WORD, HINDERING ANYTHING COMMANDED IN THE WORD, OR IN HIS POWER FROM GOD TO PERFORM; EG., MONASTIC, POVERTY, CONSISTENT OBEDIENCE…
130.   What has God ordained to be over His people? 23.1
CIVIL AUTHORITIES
131.   What has He given to them to defend and punish wrongdoers? 23.1
THE POWER OF THE SWORD
132.   Can Christians serve in government? 23.2
YES, WHEN IT IS THEIR CALLING
133.   On what grounds is it lawful to wage war? 23.2
IN SUPPORT OF TRUE RELIGION, JUSTICE AND PEACE
134.   What is to be the relationship between church and state? 23.3
CIVIL AUTHORITIES SHOULD NOT MINISTER GOD’S WORD AND SACRAMENTS OR INTERFERE IN FAITH MATTERS; SHOULD PROTECT CHURCH W/O PREFERRING ANY DENOMINATION; SHOULD NOT INTERFERE W/ CHURCH GOVT; PROTECT THE ABUSED, INJURED ON ACCOUNT OF FAITH OR LACK OF IT; PROTECT ALL RELIGIOUS ASSEMBLIES FROM DISTURBANCE
135.   Should a Christian marry an unbeliever? 24.3
NO
136.   What part is the church to contribute in the marriage ceremony? 24.4
TO AFFIRM THE DIVINE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE; TO INVOKE GOD’S BLESSING; TO HEAR THE VOWS; TO ASSURE THE PARTNERS OF GOD’S GRACE
137.   On what grounds is divorce permissible? 24.5
EXTREME UNREPENTED-OF, AND IRREMEDIABLE UNFAITHFULNESS (PHYSICAL OR SPIRITUAL)
138.   Is remarriage permissible? 24.6
WITH SUFFIENCE PENITENCE FOR SIN, AND A FIRM PURPOSE OF CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE IS MANIFESTED
139.   What is the invisible church? 25.1
ALL THE ELECT OF ALL TIMES
140.   Of what does the visible church consist? 25.2
ALL PEOPLE OF ALL NATIONS WHO PROFESS CHRIST AND THEIR CHILDREN
141.   What is the purpose of the church? 25.3
TO GATHER AND PERFET THE SAINTS IN THIS LIFE
142.   What has been given by Christ to the church to accomplish this? 25.3
THE MINISTRY, SCRIPTURES, AND ORDINANCES
143.   What things demonstrate how pure a church is? 25.4
HOW THE GOSPEL IS ACCEPTED AND TAUGHT, HOW THE ORDINANCES OF GOD ARE ADMINISTERED, HOW PUBLIC WORSHIP IS PERFORMED
144.   Is any church perfect on earth? 25.5
NO
145.   Who is the head of the church? 25.6
CHRIST
146.   Because of union with Christ by his Spirit, what do believers have? 26.1
FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM IN HIS GRACE, SUFFERING, DEATH, RESURRECTION, AND GLORY
147.   As a result of this, what are Christians to do? 26.2
TO PERFORM PUBLIC AND PRIVATE DUTIES WHICH NOURISH THEIR MUTUAL GOOD, BOTH SPRITUALLY AND PHYSICALLY
148.   Who is to minister the government of the church? 30.1
OFFICERS OF THE CHURCH
149.   What is the purpose of the keys of the kingdom? 30.2
TO EMPOWER THE OFFICERS TO FREE PEOPLE FROM THE GUILT OF SIN OR TO BIND THEM TO IT; TO CLOSE THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN TO THE UNREPENTANT BY THE WORD AND CONDEMNATION; TO OPEN THE KINGDOM TO REPENTANT SINNERS BY THE MINISTRY OF THE GOSPEL AND WITHDRAWING CONDEMNATION AS THE OCCASION DEMANDS
150.   What is the purpose of condemnation by the church? 30.3
TO RECLAIM AND REGAIN THOSE WHO HAVE COMMITTED A SERIOUS OFFENSE; TO DETER OTHERS FROM DOING SIMILARLY; TO PURGE THE CHURCH OF SIN; TO VINDICATE THE HONOR OF CHRIST; TO AVOID WRATH OF GOD
151.   Who is to execute this discipline? 30.4
THE OFFICERS
152.   What are the three degrees that this is to be carried out? 30.4
1)      WARNING
2)      EXCLUSION FROM SACRAMENTS
3)      EXCOMMUNICATION
153.   What authority do assemblies of the church have? 31.1-3
SUBJECT TO THE WORD OF GOD, THEY MAY SETTLE CONTROVERIES AND PROVIDE BETTER ADMINISTRATION
154.   With what issues should they be concerned? 31.4
TO SETTLE CONTROVERSIES OF FAITH AND MATTERS OF CONSCIENCE; TO SET RULES AND DIRECTIONS FOR BETTER PUBLIC WORSHIP AND CHURCH GOVT; TO HEAR COMPLAINTS IN CASES OF POOR ADMINISTRATION AND TO SETTLE THEM
155.   What happens to the bodies of people when they die? 32.1
THEY DECOMPOSE AND RETURN TO DUST
156.   What happens to the souls of people when they die? 32.1
IMMEDIATELY RETURN TO GOD
157.   What happens to the souls of the righteous? 32.1
PERFECTED IN HOLINESS AND RECEIVED INTO HEAVEN, BEHOLD FACE OF GOD, AND WAIT FOR FULL REDEMPTION OF THEIR BODIES
158.   What happens to the souls of the wicked? 32.1
THROWN INTO HELL, REMAIN IN TORMENT AND DARKNESS, SET APART FOR JUDGMENT DAY
159.   Where else does Scripture teach the souls of people go after death? 32.1
NOWHERE ELSE, ONLY TWO PLACES
160.   What will happen on the last day? 32.2
THOSE ALIVE WILL NOT DIE BUT BE CHANGED; THE DEAD WILL BE RAISED WITH THE SAME BODIES WITH DIFFERENT CHARACTERISTICS, AND UNITED TO THEIR SOULS
161.   What has God ordained to take place in the future? 33.1
A DAY HE WILL JUDGE THE WORLD IN RIGHTEOUSNESS BY JESUS CHRIST
162.   Who will be judged? 33.1
APOSTATE ANGELS, ALL WHO HAVE LIVED ON THE EARTH
163.   Why has God ordained this day to take place? 33.2
TO DEMONSTRATE THE GLORY OF HIS MERCY TO THE ELECT AND THE GLORY OF HIS JUSTICE TO THE WICKED
164.   What will happen to the righteous? 33.2
GO INTO ETERNAL LIFE TO RECEIVE FULNESS OF JOY AND REFRESHMENT FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD
165.   What will happen to unbelievers? 33.2
THROWN INTO ETERNAL TORMENT AND PUNISHED AWAY FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD
166.   Who is the Holy Spirit? 34.1
THE THIRD PERSON OF THE TRINITY, PROCEEDING FROM THE FATHER AND SON, OF THE SAME SUBSTANCE AND EQUAL IN POWER AND GLORY
167.   What do his works include? 34.2
GIVES LIFE; SOURCE OF ALL GOOD THOUGTHS, PURE DESIRES; BY HIM MOVED PROPHETS TO SPEAK THE WORD OF GOD, INSPIRED WRITERS OF SCRIPTURE TO RECORD GOD’S WORD; DISPENSES THE GOSPEL BY PREPARING THE WAY FOR IT, PERSUADES MEN TO BELIEVE
168.   What era of history has been especially committed to him? 34.2
THE NT ERA
169.   What work does he do in people to apply redemption to them? 34.2
PREPARES THE WAY FOR IT, PERSUADES MEN TO BELIEVE
170.   With whom does the Spirit unite believers? 34.4
CHRIST 
171.   What does He impart to members of the Body of Christ? 34.4
GIFTS AND GRACES
172.   To what is Christ’s sacrifice sufficient for and adapted? 35.1
THE WHOLE LOST RACE OF MAN
173.   To whom does God freely offer salvation? 35.1
ALL MEN
174.   What is it the duty of everyone who hears the gospel to do? 35.3
TO IMMEDIATELY ACCEPT IT
175.   To do what are all believers under obligation? 35.4
TO OFFER SALVATION THRU THE CHURCH BY SUSTAINING ITS SACRAMENTS; BY PRAYER, BY THEIR MONEY, AND PERSONAL EFFORTS

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