1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith

1. Of the Holy Scriptures
2. Of God and the Holy Trinity 
3. Of God's Decree 
4. Of Creation 
5. Of Divine Providence 
6. Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment thereof 
7. Of God's Covenant 
8. Of Christ the Mediator 
9. Of Free Will 
10. Of Effectual Calling 
11. Of Justification 
12. Of Adoption 
13. Of Sanctification 
14. Of Saving Faith 
15. Of Repentance unto Life and Salvation 
16. Of Good Works 
17. CHAPTER 17; OF THE PERSEVERANCE OF THESAINTS

Paragraph 1. Those whom God has accepted in the beloved, effectually called and sanctified by his Spirit, and given the precious faith of his elect unto, can neither totally nor finally fall from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved, seeing the gifts and callings of God are without repentance, from which source he still begets and nourishes in them faith, repentance, love, joy, hope, and all the graces of the Spirit unto immortality;1 and though many storms and floods arise and beat against them, yet they shall never be able to take them off that foundation and rock which by faith they are fastened upon; notwithstanding, through unbelief and the temptations of Satan, the sensible sight of the light and love of God may for a time be clouded and obscured from them,2 yet he is still the same, and they shall be sure to be kept by the power of God unto salvation, where they shall enjoy their purchased possession, they being engraved upon the palm of his hands, and their names having been written in the book of life from all eternity.3 

1 John 10:28,29; Phil. 1:6; 2 Tim. 2:19; 1 John 2:19 

2 Ps. 89:31,32; 1 Cor. 11:32 

3 Mal. 3:6

Paragraph 2. This perseverance of the saints depends not upon their own free will, but upon the immutability of the decree of election,4 flowing from the free and unchangeable love of God the Father, upon the efficacy of the merit and intercession of Jesus Christ and union with him,5 the oath of God,6 the abiding of his Spirit, and the seed of God within them,7 and the nature of the covenant of grace;8 from all which ariseth also the certainty and infallibility thereof. 

4 Rom. 8:30, 9:11,16 

5 Rom. 5:9, 10; John 14:19 

6 Heb. 6:17,18 

7 1 John 3:9 

8 Jer. 32:40

Paragraph 3. And though they may, through the temptation of Satan and of the world, the prevalency of corruption remaining in them, and the neglect of means of their preservation, fall into grievous sins, and for a time continue therein,9 whereby they incur God's displeasure and grieve his Holy Spirit,10 come to have their graces and comforts impaired,11 have their hearts hardened, and their consciences wounded,12 hurt and scandalize others, and bring temporal judgments upon themselves,13 yet shall they renew their repentance and be preserved through faith in Christ Jesus to the end.14 

9 Matt. 26:70,72,74 

10 Isa. 64:5,9; Eph. 4:30 

11 Ps. 51:10,12 

12 Ps. 32:3,4 

13 2 Sam. 12:14 

14 Luke 22:32,61,62


18. Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation 
19. Of the Law of God 
20. Of the Gospel and the Extent of Grace thereof 
21. Of Christian Liberty and Liberty of Conscience 
22. Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day 
23. Of Lawful Oaths and Vows 
24. Of the Civil Magistrate 
25. Of Marriage 
26. Of the Church 
27. Of the Communion of Saints 
28. Of Baptism and the Lord's Supper 
29. Of Baptism 
30. Of the Lord's Supper 
31. Of the State of Man after Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead 
32. Of the Last Judgment