• Title: The Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms, with Scripture Proofs
  • Author: Westminster Assembly
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 367
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  • The Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms with Scripture Proofs The Westminster Confession of Faith is a Reformed confession of faith in the Calvinist theological tradition Although drawn up by the Westminster Assembly largely of the Church of England it be
    The Westminster Confession of Faith is a Reformed confession of faith, in the Calvinist theological tradition Although drawn up by the 1646 Westminster Assembly largely of the Church of England, it became, and remains the subordinate standard of doctrine in the Church of Scotland and has been influential within Presbyterian churches worldwide with various changes it haThe Westminster Confession of Faith is a Reformed confession of faith, in the Calvinist theological tradition Although drawn up by the 1646 Westminster Assembly largely of the Church of England, it became, and remains the subordinate standard of doctrine in the Church of Scotland and has been influential within Presbyterian churches worldwide with various changes it has also been adopted by some Congregationalists and even Baptists.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 than three centuries, various churches around the world have adopted the Confession and the Catechisms as their standards of doctrine, subordinate to the Bible.

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    1. Chapters in this edition:The original Westminster Confession of Faith 1647The Larger CatechismThe Shorter CatechismThe Sum of Saving KnowledgeThe National CovenantThe Solemn League and CovenantThe Directory for the Public Worship of GodThe Form of Presbyterial Church GovernmentThe Directory for Family Worship

    2. This is the third copy of this book that I have purchased. The copy that I use regularly is taped together at the binding, and is noted quite heavily. I grew up with the Westminster Standards, and have grown to love them. Every page has an abundance of deep thought and devotion that puts to shame almost everything that is being written and published today that claims to be "deep" thinking. There is absolutely no comparison to what is being written by the so-called "Word of Faith" thinkers. This [...]

    3. Excellent collection of doctrine. The Larger Catechism helps expand the Decalogue in surprising ways. Some comments here and here.It wasn't required for my prelims (2015), but chapters 20, 23, and 31 were useful for my religion exam. Towards the end of the same year it was required reading for officer training at church.

    4. I can't believe that I was never assigned to read these Westminster goods before, not in any church theology class or systematic theology class at four different Bible training institutions. The Confession and Catechisms are not only historical headwaters, they are actually helpfully clear. I can't agree with every line; I've not been persuaded into Presbyterianism by the proof-texts. But again, this is a great set of documents.

    5. Rereading now that my first year of teaching has concluded. This time I'm struck by the documents' participation in an old and venerable philosophical and theological tradition. The authors belong to the same thought-world as my pagan, Catholic, and Protestant heroes, though they frequently disagree on particulars.As before, I am frequently unconvinced by the "Scripture Proofs" in the Confession. I skipped the Scripture Proofs in the two Catechisms.

    6. This is definitely the edition to get. It comes with the Confession and both Catechisms, plus other documents from the assembly. It also includes the proof texts that were added in. Must reading.

    7. There is no way I could, in good conscience, give anything less than five stars to this piece of history.

    8. Duh read this I'm still working through it and it will always be within reach on the shelves whenever I'm digging into any theological study.

    9. It reads like a doxology, naming God the Father, Christ the Redeemer, and the Holy Spirit in reverence. The rest is a response to that ultimate truth

    10. Great resource containing all the essentials with scripture proofs, without the intrusions of any American modifications.

    11. Read this with a small group at church with a pastor. For the most part, I'm in general agreement with the confession with only a few chapters I would have some disagreement. The men of the Westminster Assembly were very well versed in the scriptures. I recommend using both the original language and modern language together. I also preferred the original version and not the revised American versions used by the PCA and OPC. There are only a few chapters that have been revised and my objection to [...]

    12. Actually read all the way through the whole thing, extra confessional documents and all. I even read all the pre-ambles to all the documents! Now, that is an accomplishment, especially given the fact that some of it is written in prosaic 17th century legal jargon. But it was great to finally read through the Solemn League and Covenant, the Directory for Public Worship, etc. There's plenty of wisdom to be found in these documents.The most amazing thing to me about this whole endeavor though, is t [...]

    13. Is it infallible? Of course not. Is it inerrant? Not by a long shot. It is, however, one of the most complete statements of Reformed theology ever compiled. And it is the confession of the people who settled my section of the country, the Southeastern United States. The Westminster Confession is the primary doctrinal standard for conservative Scottish/English Presbyterians, as well as conservative Presbyterians in the United States today. The statements are brief and a bit dry in spots, but they [...]

    14. This omnibus contains the Metrical Psalter and the full text and notes to:1. The WCF2. Both Catechisms3. All three parts of the Sum of Saving Knowledge4. The National Covenant and all related Acts of Parliament5. The Solemn League and Covenant (ditto) - 4,5 foundational documents of Covenanter political theology6. The Directory of Public Worship7. The Directory of Private Worship8. The Presbyteral Form of Government

    15. The Westminster Confession is so relevant and timely, even though it was written hundreds of years ago! What does the Bible say about prayer? about God's sovereignty? How we should respond to people over us (our boss, our pastor, our elders, our parents, etc) and people under us? It is a fabulous read and worthy of your time!

    16. Just read the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Scriptural proof texts. I do not have this book. Did not read any catechisms. Few things I don't agree with (paedobaptism, church government (not disapproving of it, but not leaning towards that way), etc.), but still very good.

    17. Just stunningly wonderful to read and study. I have enjoyed reading WCF especially with all the scripture proofs. Wow. Amazing to read the 'roadmap' where all the doctrine of the Presbyterian reformers is laid out in a framework for understanding Scripture.

    18. In a world of subjective truth claims, the Westminster Assembly has grounded solid interpretation of God's word for the body of Christ. Next to the Bible, I recommend this as a second book to read that is read on some kind of continual basis, for every Christian.

    19. Is it not a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt for so small a thing?I had got until age 23 without reading it cover-to-cover. What are the odds? Somebody at NSA should assign it since it's so short.

    20. i actually enjoyed reading this book. it really helped me cement my faith in Jesus Christ. i now know why i believe what i believe. i loved the proof texts in this book -- if i was ever unsure about something i was able to read commentary or use Scripture to help me understand.

    21. The definitive work of Reformed theology. Relatively easy read. Very dated. Highly recommended to those who are looking to subscribe to a full-orbed Reformed theology or those seeking an understanding of the system of theology and practice.

    22. What a rich summary of the Presbyterian faith. There is so much wisdom in having this layed out so clearly and beautifully. We read the confession aloud in the mornings at breakfast, a blessed way to start the day.

    23. It's good. It's solid. Every Christian needs to grapple with the Confession's content and understand it.

    24. What can anyone really say?These works need to be read and discussed by any serious reader of religion.

    25. Towering statements of Reformed doctrine and ethics. They helped me gain a coherent understanding of God's revelation in the Scriptures.

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