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....

June 22, 2022 · 3 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