Chapter 6

Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment Thereof

Outline 1 - Theme: Of the Fall
Paras I. The nature of the Fall
1 A. The general setting of the Fall: "Although God his honour"
1. Integrity
2. Contingency
3. Brevity
B. The particular description of the Fall: "Satan using....."
1. The occasion of the Fall
2. The manner of the Fall
3. The essence of the Fall
4. The substance of the Fall
5. The permission of the Fall
2-5 II. The result of the Fall
2 A. Representative sin
3 B. Original sin
1. Its transmission: "They being the root..."
Its dual basis
Its dual essence
Its defined recipients
2. Its results: "being now conceived...."
4 C. Actual sin
1. Its source: "from original corruption"
2. Its climate: "whereby we are utterly....evil"
5 D. Remaining sin
Outline 2 - Theme: Of Sin
1 I. The origin of sin: the Fall
A. Its general setting
B. Its particular description
2-3 II. The solidarity in sin
2 A. Its reality
3 B. Its transmission
4-5 III. The effects of sin
4 A. Its reign in the unregenerate generally
5 B. It remains in the regenerate particularly

From: Samuel E. Waldron, A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, (Evangelical Press, 1989), p93-94. Used by permission.