Chapter 21

Of Christian Liberty and Liberty of Conscience

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), p254-255. Used by permission.