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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 created. . . .in 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), p. 93-94. Used by permission.

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