THE WORD PREACHED
Scripture: Revelation 2:12-17
Sermon: The Gospel in Pictures: Pergamum the Compromising
DECLARATION OF FAITH
Westminster Shorter Catechism: Questions 17, 18, 19 & 20
WSC Q. 17. Into what estate did the fall bring mankind?
A. The fall brought mankind into an estate of sin and misery.
WSC Q. 18. Wherein consists the sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell?
A. The sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell, consists in the guilt of Adam’s first sin, the want of original righteousness, and the corruption of his whole nature, which is commonly called original sin; together with all actual transgressions which proceed from it.
WSC Q. 19. What is the misery of that estate whereinto man fell?
A. All mankind by their fall lost communion with God, are under his wrath and curse, and so made liable to all the miseries of this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell forever.
WSC Q. 20. Did God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of sin and misery?
A. God, having out of his mere good pleasure, from all eternity, elected some to everlasting life, did enter into a covenant of grace to deliver them out of the estate of sin and misery, and to bring them into an estate of salvation by a Redeemer.