Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 1.vi The Whole Counsel of God

The Text The Article The Confession The Discussion 1. 2. 3. 4. The Prayer The Resources Truths We Confess: A Systematic Exposition of the Westminster Confession of Faith. Sproul, R. C. Orlando: Reformation Trust, 2019. Amazon The Westminster Confession: The Confession of Faith, The Larger and Shorter Catechism. Westminster Assembly. The Directory for the Public Worship of God, with Associated Historical Documents. 2018. Amazon The Creedal Imperative....

September 28, 2022 · 1 min · Joseph Louthan

Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 1.v The Inward Work of the Holy Spirit Concerning the Scriptures

The Text John 16:13 (CSB) When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth. For he will not speak on his own, but he will speak whatever he hears. He will also declare to you what is to come. And 1 Corinthians 2:10–12 (CSB) Now God has revealed these things to us by the Spirit, since the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God....

September 21, 2022 · 11 min · Joseph Louthan

Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 1.iv The Authority of Holy Scripture

The Text Psalm 19 (CSB) 1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge. 3 There is no speech; there are no words; their voice is not heard. 4 Their message has gone out to the whole earth, and their words to the ends of the world....

September 14, 2022 · 7 min · Joseph Louthan

Westminster Confession of Faith: Chapter 1.iii The Apocrypha of Holy Scripture

The Text Luke 24:25-27 (CSB) He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Wasn’t it necessary for the Messiah to suffer these things and enter into his glory?” Then beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted for them the things concerning himself in all the Scriptures. The Article The books commonly called Apocrypha, not being of divine inspiration, are no part of the Canon of Scripture; and therefore are of no authority in the church of God, nor to be any otherwise approved, or made use of, than other human writings....

June 15, 2022 · 5 min · Joseph Louthan

Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 1.ii The Old and New Testaments of Holy Scripture

The Text 2 Timothy 3:16 - 4:5 (CSB) All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living and the dead, and because of his appearing and his kingdom: Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage with great patience and teaching....

June 8, 2022 · 7 min · Joseph Louthan

Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 1.i On Holy Scripture

The Text 1 Corinthians 2:12-16 (CSB) Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who comes from God, so that we may understand what has been freely given to us by God. We also speak these things, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people. But the person without the Spirit does not receive what comes from God’s Spirit, because it is foolishness to him; he is not able to understand it since it is evaluated spiritually....

June 1, 2022 · 15 min · Joseph Louthan

Westminster Confession of Faith - Introduction and Resources

The Introduction I am brand new to Historical Christian Confessions. So why Confessional and why the Westminster? To answer that is to give the long answer. I was born into a family with some of the most depraved men you’ll ever met married to some of the most Godly women you have ever met. My grandfather up and left my grandma to be with some other chick in Arizona. While adultery and abandonment within covenant vows before the Holy God is a dime a dozen in our day and age, in the 50s & 60s, it was pretty shocking....

May 25, 2022 · 7 min · Joseph Louthan

Westminster Confession of Faith

CHAPTER 1 Of the Holy Scripture 1.i Holy Scripture Although the light of nature and the works of creation and providence, do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable; yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God, and of His will, which is necessary unto salvation; therefore it pleased the Lord, at sundry times, and in divers manners, to reveal Himself, and to declare that His will unto His church; and afterwards for the better preserving and propagating of the truth, and for the more sure establishment and comfort of the church against the corruption of the flesh, and the malice of Satan and of the world, to commit the same wholly unto writing; which maketh the holy Scripture to be most necessary; those former ways of God’s revealing His will unto His people being now ceased....

May 18, 2022 · 57 min · Joseph Louthan