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Westminster Confession of Faith (1992)

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In 1643, the English Parliament called upon "learned, godly and judicious Divines", to meet at Westminster Abbey in order to provide advice on issues of worship, doctrine, government and discipline of the Church of England. Their meetings, over a period of five years, produced the confession of faith, as well as a Larger Catechism and a Shorter Catechism. For more than three hundred years, various churches around the world have adopted the confession and the catechisms as their standards of doctrine, subordinate to the Bible. It became and remains the "subordinate standard" of doctrine in the Church of Scotland and has been influential within Presbyterian churches worldwide.
  PalmerWV | Nov 8, 2017 |
The Westminster Standards were written to lay out the beliefs of the Churches of England and Scotland in the mid-17th century. Since then, they have been embraced by a number of Presbyterian and Reformed denominations throughout the world. They are an interesting peek into the thought processes of early Reformed Protestants, and like all good things, the temptation to elevate them to higher esteem than they deserve is there. There are many helpful encapsulations of Christian thought contained in the Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter Catechisms, but there is also an evident disdain for "popishness" that merits some rethinking, not only for the sake of true believers within the Roman Catholic church, but for the sake of Reformed believers as well. In particular, the exploration of what duties are commanded and what sins are forbidden in each of the Ten Commandments should be taken as a useful guide, not as a rulebook for faith equal to the Bible itself. This edition is easily readable, but I find editions with accompanying proof-texts, such as in the Constitution of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, to be more helpful, as the Scriptures themselves should always be the beginning and end of our doctrine. ( )
  quaintlittlehead | Dec 26, 2016 |
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  CPI | Aug 1, 2016 |
Towering statements of Reformed doctrine and ethics. They helped me gain a coherent understanding of God's revelation in the Scriptures. ( )
  Adewoye | Feb 20, 2014 |
Chapters in this edition:
The original 1647 Westminster Confession of Faith
The Larger Catechism
The Shorter Catechism
The Sum of Saving Knowledge
The National Covenant
The Solemn League and Covenant
The Directory for the Public Worship of God
The Form of Presbyterial Church Government
The Directory for Family Worship
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  SoliDeoGloria | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Carruthers, S.W.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kelly, Douglas F.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McClure, Hugh W.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McPherson, AlexanderForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rollinson, PhilipEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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