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Perseverance of the saints Westminter confession ch. 17

August 2, 2009

Nevertheless, they may, through the temptations of Satan and of the world, the prevalency of corruption remaining in them, and the neglect of the means of their preservation, fall into grievous sins;(1) and, for a time, continue therein:(2) whereby they incur God’s displeasure,(3) and grieve His Holy Spirit,(4) come to be deprived of some measure of their graces and comforts;(5) have their hearts hardened,(6) and their consciences wounded;(7) hurt and scandalize others,(8) and bring temporal judgments upon themselves.(9)
(1) Mt 26:70,72,74.
(2) Ps 51:(title), 14.
(3) Isa 64:5,7,9; 2Sa 11:27.
(4) Eph 4:30.
(5) Ps 51:8,10.12; Rev 2:4; SS 5:2,3,4,6.
(6) Isa 63:17; Mk 6:52; Mk 16:14.
(7) Ps 32:3,4; Ps 51:8.
(8) 2Sa 12:14.
(9) Ps 89:31,32; 1Co 11:32.

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