Chapter 31

Of the State of Man After Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead

1 I. The intermediate state
A. The distinction between the body and soul in the intermediate state
1. The body
2. The soul
B The distinction between the righteous and the wicked in the intermediate state
1. The condition of the righteous
Their immediate entrance upon this condition
Their perfect holiness in this condition
Their delightful circumstances in this condition
Their blessed companion in this condition
Their glorious privilege in this condition
Their incomplete blessedness in this condition
2. The condition of the wicked
Its location
Its circumstances
Its expectation
3. The absence of alternatives
2-3 II. The final change
2 A. The fact of the final change
1. For those alive at the last day
2. For those already dead at the last day
2 B. The character of the final change
2 C. The permanence of the final change
2 D. The time of the final change
3 E. The contrast in the final change
1. The resurrection of the unjust
2. The resurrection of the just
Its pattern
Its agent
Its character

From: Samuel E. Waldron, A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, (Evangelical Press, 1989), p376-377. Used by permission.