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Wendelin's "Christian Theology": Doctrine of God's Post-Fall Government Outline

Thesis I:  The Government of men after the fall consists in judging or ongoing ruling.

Thesis II:  The judgment of God consists in rewarding and punishing.

Thesis III:  The rewarding of the good Angels.

ExplanationThe mode of confirmation in their concreated integrity.

Thesis IV:  The punishment of evil Angels, or sinful men

Thesis V:  The strict punishment of evil Angels.

Thesis VI:  The punishment of men, partly strict, partly temperate.

Thesis VII:  The renewal of man is defined.

Thesis VIII:  The parts of the renewal.

Explanation:  1.  The ordaining of the mediatorThe impulsive cause of which.  2.  The mediator is definedWhy it was necessary for the mediator to be man and God? * 3.  A distinction of mediation into substantial and operative.

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Westminster Shorter Catechism: 19. What is the misery of that estate whereinto man fell?


Answer: All mankind by their fall lost communion with God,1 are under his wrath and curse,2 and so made liable to all miseries in this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell for ever.3 


1 Gen. 3:8,10,24.

2 Eph. 2:2,3; Gal. 3:10.

3 Lam. 3:39; Rom. 6:23; Matt. 25:41,46.


20. Did God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of sin and misery?

Answer: God having, out of his mere good pleasure, from all eternity, elected some to everlasting life,1 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.2 


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