|1(a)||I. The institution or specific character of the ordinances|
|1(b)||II. The authorization or exclusive author of the ordinances|
|1(c)||III. The continuation or qualified perpetuity of the ordinances|
|2||IV. The administration or proper administrators of the ordinances|
From: Samuel E. Waldron, A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, (Evangelical Press, 1989), p337. Used by permission.