WCF 4.2 — Pastoral Comments

4.2  After God had made all other creatures, He created man, male and female,1 with reasonable and immortal souls,2 endued with knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness, after His own image;3 having the law of God written in their […]


4.1 圣父、圣子、圣灵三一上帝为彰显祂永能、智慧和良善的荣耀,就按祂自己的美意,在起初,于六日之内,从无中创造了世界及其中有形无形的万物,并且一切都甚好。

WCF 4.1 — Pastoral Comments

4.1  It pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,1 for the manifestation of the glory of His eternal power, wisdom, and goodness,2 in the beginning, to create, or make of nothing, the world, and all things […]

WCF 3.8 — Pastoral Comments

3.8  The doctrine of this high mystery of predestination is to be handled with special prudence and care,1 that men, attending the will of God revealed in His Word, and yielding obedience thereunto, may, from the […]


3.8  预定论是一崇高的奥秘,因此,对于这一教义我们要特别谨慎,并留心处理1,好叫那些听从上帝在圣经中所启示的旨意的人,可以从他们有效蒙召的确实性,得以确信自己在永世中蒙了拣选2。如此,这教义就为那些真心顺服福音的人,提供了赞美、敬畏和爱慕上帝3,谦卑自己、殷勤做工的根据,并使他们得着丰富的慰籍4。

WCF 3.7 — Pastoral Comments

3.7  The rest of mankind God was pleased, according to the unsearchable counsel of His own will, whereby He extendeth or withholdeth mercy, as He pleaseth, for the glory of His sovereign power over His […]


3.7 至于其余的人,上帝照着祂自己的旨意那不可测度的计划,按祂所喜悦的施与或保留怜悯,为了使祂对受造者的主权,得着荣耀,祂随己意撇弃他们,并预定他们因自己的罪受羞辱,遭忿怒,使祂荣耀的公义得着称赞1。

WCF 3.6 — Pastoral Comments

3.6  As God hath appointed the elect unto glory, so hath He, by the eternal and most free purpose of His will, foreordained all the means thereunto.1 Wherefore, they who are elected, being fallen in Adam, […]


3.6 上帝既预定选民得荣耀,便以其永恒的、完全自由的目的,预定了一切达此目的的途径1。所以凡被拣选的,虽在亚当里堕落了,却被基督救赎2。由祂的灵按时运行,有效地呼召他们以信心联于基督,称义,得儿子的名分,成圣3,并藉着信,得蒙祂的权能保守,以致得救4。除选民以外,无人被基督救赎,蒙有效的恩召,称义,得儿子的名分,成圣,并得救5。

WCF 3.5 — Pastoral Comments

3.5 Those of mankind that are predestinated unto life, God, before the foundation of the world was laid, according to His eternal and immutable purpose, and the secret counsel and good pleasure of His will, […]


3.5    那些在创世以前被预定得永生的人,是上帝按其永恒、不变的目的,及其隐密的计划和祂自己的美意,在基督里拣选了他们,使他们得永远的荣耀1。这预定惟独是由于上帝白白的恩典和慈爱,并非因为祂预见到他们的信心或善行,或是预见到他们在信心与善行上的坚忍,或是预见到人身上其它任何因素,这些都不是上帝预定他们的条件或原因2;这一切都是为了使祂荣耀的恩典得着称赞3。