Chapter 19

Of the Law of God

1 I. The original dispensation of the law of God
A. Its substance
1. A universal law
2. A specific precept
B. Its obligation
C. Its enforcement
1. Life for obedience
2. Death for disobedience
D. Its accompaniment
2-4 II. The Mosaic codification of the law of God
2 A. The repetition of the moral law
1. The fact of its reiteration
2. The circumstances of its reiteration
3 B. The addition of the ceremonial law
1. The purpose of the ceremonial law
2. The abrogation of the ceremonial law
4 C. The addition of the judicial law
1. Its ancient expiration
2. Its modern application
5 III. The inherent obligation of the law of God
A. Its permanent duration
B. Its universal scope
C. Its heightened strength
6-7 IV. The special functions of the law of God for Christians
A. The assumed qualification of these functions
6(a) B. The specific enumeration of these functions
6(b) C. The harmonious operation of these functions
7 1. The fact of this harmony
2. The explanation of this harmony

From: Samuel E. Waldron, A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, (Evangelical Press, 1989), p234-235. Used by permission.