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Chapter 21

Of Christian Liberty and Liberty of Conscience

Paras  
1 I. The composition of Christian liberty
  A. Under the gospel
 

1. Described negatively

 

Freedom from the guilt of sin

 

Freedom from the power of sin

 

Freedom from the punishment of sin

 

2. Described positively

 

Free access to God

 

Child-like obedience to God

  B. Under the law
 

1. Its common substance

 

2. Its subsequent enlargement

 

Ceremonial freedom from the law

 

Greater boldness in prayer

 

Fuller supplies of the Spirit

2 II. The corollary of Christian liberty: liberty of conscience
  A. Its foundational principle
  B. Its basic implications
  C. Its necessary requirements
 

Of followers

 

Of leaders

3 III. The corruption of Christian liberty
  A. Its essence
  B. Its fruits
 

1. Its impact on gospel grace

 

2. Its impact on Christian Liberty

From: Samuel E. Waldron, A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, (Evangelical Press, 1989), p. 254-255. Used by permission.

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