The Humble Advice of the Assembly of Divines

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The Humble Advice of the Assembly of Divines  (1647) 
Westminster Assembly

Commonly known as the Westminster Confession of Faith. This is the first published edition, printed shortly after adoption by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Earlier printings were intended solely for distribution to members of Parliament and the Scottish General Assembly. (Warfield, Benjamin Breckenridge (1901). The Printing of the Westminster Confession. pp. 620–621. )

The Humble


Of the




Now by Authority of Parliament
sitting at Westminster,


A Confeßion of Faith:

With the Quotations and Texts of Scripture annexed.

Presented by them lately to both Houses of Parliament.

Printed at London;


Re-printed at Edinburgh by Evan Tyler, Printer to
the Kings most Excellent Majestie. 1647.


The Right honorable the Lords and

Commons Assembled in Parliament.

The humble Advice of the Assembly of Divines

now, by Authority of Parliament, sitting


Concerning a Confession of Faith.

Chapters (not listed in original)
I: Of the Holy Scripture.
II: Of God, and of the holy Trinity.
III: Of Gods eternall Decree.
IV: Of Creation.
V: Of Providence.
VI: Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment thereof.
VII: Of Gods Covenant with Man.
VIII: Of Christ the Mediatour.
IX: Of Free-will.
X: Of Effectual Calling.
XI: Of Justification.
XII: Of Adoption.
XIII: Of Sanctification.
XIV: Of Saving Faith.
XV: Of Repentance unto Life.
XVI: Of Good Works.
XVII: Of the perseverance of the Saints.
XVIII: Of the assurance of Grace and Salvation.
XIX: Of the Law of God.
XX: Of Christian Liberty, and Liberty of Conscience.
XXI: Of lawful Oathes and Vows.
XXII: Of the Civill Magistrate.
XXIII: Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment thereof.
XXIV: Of Marriage and Divorce.
XXV: Of the Church.
XXVI: Of the Communion of Saints.
XXVII: Of the Sacraments.
XXVIII: Of Baptisme.
XXIX: Of the LORDS Supper.
XXX: Of Church Censures.
XXXI: Of Synods and Councels.
XXXII: Of the State of men after death, and of the Resurrection of the dead.
XXXIII: Of the last Judgement.

This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.