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Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 3

Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 3



The Mode Of Obtaining The Grace Of Christ,The Benefits It Confers And The Effects Resulting From It

Chapter 1

The benefits of Christ made available to us by the secret operation of the Spirit.

Chapter 2

Of faith. The definition of it. Its peculiar properties.

Chapter 3

Regeneration by faith. Of repentance.

Chapter 4

Penitence, as explained in the sophistical jargon of the schoolmen, widely different from the purity required by the Gospel.

Chapter 5

Of the modes of supplementing satisfaction--viz. indulgences and purgatory.

Chapter 6

The life of a Christian man. Scriptural arguments exhorting to it.

Chapter 7

A summary of the Christian life. Of self-denial.

Chapter 8

Of bearing the cross--one branch of self-denial.

Chapter 9

Of meditating on the future life.

Chapter 10

How to use the present life, and the comforts of it.

Chapter 11

Of justification by faith, both the name and the reality defined.

Chapter 12

Necessity of contemplating the judgment-seat of God, in order to be seriously convinced of the doctrine of gratuitous justification.

Chapter 13

Two things to be observed in gratuitous justification.

Chapter 14

The beginning of justification. In what sense progressive.

Chapter 15

The boasted merit of works subversive both of the glory of God, in bestowing righteousness, and of the certainty of salvation.

Chapter 16

Refutation of the calumnies by which it is attempted to throw odium on this doctrine.

Chapter 17

The promises of the law and the Gospel reconciled.

Chapter 18

The righteousness of works improperly inferred from rewards.

Chapter 19

Of Christian liberty.

Chapter 20

Of prayer--a perpetual exercise of faith. The daily benefits derived from it.

Chapter 21

Of the eternal election, by which God has predestined some to salvation, and others to destruction.

Chapter 22

This doctrine confirmed by proofs from Scripture.

Chapter 23

Refutation of the calumnies by which this doctrine is always unjustly assailed.

Chapter 24

Election confirmed by the calling of God. The reprobate bring upon themselves the righteous destruction to which they are doomed.

Chapter 25

Of the last resurrection.