what is effectual calling?
the work of Gods spirit, whereby convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our mind in the knowledge of christ and renewing our wills, he doth persuade and enable us to embrace Jesus Christ, freely offered to us in the gospel
what benefits do they that are effectually called partake of in this life?
justification, adoption, sanctification, and several benefits which in this life do either accompany or flow from them
what is justification?
an act of free grace wherein he pardoneth all our sins, and accepteth us as righteous in His sight, for only the righteousness of Christ imputed to us, and recieved by faith alone
what is adoption
an act of Gods free grace, whereby we are recieved into the number, and have a right to all the priveleges, of the sons of God
what is sanctification?
the work of Gods free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die under sin, and to live unto righteousness
what are the benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification?
assurance of Gods love
peace of conscience
joy in the Holy Ghost
increase of Grace and perseverance therin to the end
what benefits do believers receive in Christ at death?
they are made perfect in holiness, and do immediately pass into glory; and their bodies, being still united in Christ, do rest in their graves, till the resurrection
what benefits do believers receive from Christ at the resurrection?
they will be raised up in glory and be openly acknowledged and aquitted in the day of judgement and made perfectly blessed in the full enjoying of God to all eternity
what is the duty which God requireth from man?
obedience to His revealed will
what did God at first reveal to man for the rule of His obedience?
the moral law
wherein is the moral law summarily comprehended?
the 10 commandments