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The Westminster Confession of Faith

The Westminster Confession of Faith
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9781848711099

page-count

136

topic

General Theology, Catechisms/Confessions

scripture

Whole Bible

series

Gift Editions, Pocket Puritans

binding

Soft Cover, Gift Edition

ENDORSEMENT

‘This edition of the Confession of Faith is what our forefathers would have called a Vade Mecum—literally a “Go with me”—a book small enough to take anywhere, but substantial enough to be useful everywhere.’ — SINCLAIR B. FERGUSON

DESCRIPTION

Agreed upon by the Assembly of Divines at Westminster, with the assistance of commissioners from The Church of Scotland, as part of the Covenanted Uniformity in religion betwixt the churches of Christ in the Kingdoms of Scotland, England, and Ireland.

This edition contains the Westminster Confession of Faith as approved by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1647. It also includes Chapters 20, 23, 31, as altered, amended, and adopted as the Doctrinal Part of the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in American, 1788. Additional footnotes have been inserted at Chapters 22.111, 24.IV, and 25.VI, to indicate other places where the Confession has been altered in the editions adopted by the OPC and the PCA.

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The Contents of the Chapters in the Confession of Faith
1 Of the Holy Scripture 17
2 Of God, and of the Holy Trinity 24
3 Of God’s Eternal Decree 27
4 Of Creation 31
5 Of Providence 33
6 Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment thereof 37
7 Of God’s Covenant with Man 40
8 Of Christ the Mediator 44
9 Of Free-Will 50
10 Of Effectual Calling 52
11 Of Justification 55
12 Of Adoption 59
13 Of Sanctification 60
14 Of Saving Faith 62
15 Of Repentance unto Life 64
16 Of Good Works 67
17 Of the Perseverance of the Saints 72
18 Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation 74
19 Of the Law of God 78
20 Of Christian Liberty, and Liberty of Conscience 83
21 Of Religious Worship, and the Sabbath Day 91
22 Of Lawful Oaths and Vows 97
23 Of the Civil Magistrate 101
24 Of Marriage and Divorce 108
25 Of the Church 111
26 Of Communion of Saints 114
27 Of the Sacraments 116
28 Of Baptism 118
29 Of the Lord’s Supper 121
30 Of Church Censures 126
31 Of Synods and Councils 128
32 Of the State of Men after Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead 133
33 Of the Last Judgment 135

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  1. 5 out of 5

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    This is without a doubt the greatest Christian Confessional of the ages. When I was a new convert at the age of 18 I picked up a hard copy but the Westminster Confession off my mother’s bookshelf and begin to read. The more I read the more I became overwhelmed by the power of its truth but having no real understanding of the background of the authors and history surrounding this landmark document. Does great confession grounded me as a young new convert into sound doctrine and the great truth of the faith. As a follower of Christ now for over 40 years I highly commend this work to every believer who desires to be grounded in the faith delivered to the Saints once for all.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    Many of you know what a Confession of Faith is. Many of you are familiar with the Westminster Confession of Faith. If you are one of the many who is already familiar, bear with me for a moment. If you are reading this review, and are not familiar with the subject matter, then you are here providentially to learn. When people speak of a Confession of Faith, they are talking about a Church document that apprises, in detail, the Essential Articles, or Doctrines of the Faith. You see, before the invention of the internet, mass media, and distribution, people had to read books, and other documents to learn things.
    I know it seems silly, and antiquated in this day of smartphones, tablets, apps, and e-readers, but nonetheless it is true. For some of us old fuddy-duddies, the appeal of the book has not been outshined by modern contenders. Especially when it comes to having a hard copy record that can’t be changed with an internet update. So we have books with all of their limitations, and assets.

    People would study from a Confession to give themselves a better understanding of what the Church believed. They would study, so they could teach others. They would study, so they could defend their beliefs. We still study for those same reasons.

    Many Churches say they don’t have a confession of faith, creeds, or doctrines. Of course their claim qualifies as all of the above. It would be humorous if it weren’t so sad. Perhaps, they have some phobia against a clear statement of faith? Perhaps, they are afraid that God isn’t powerful enough to call, and keep His own? Maybe they fear people might be offended by the doctrines of the Faith? We do know from scripture, “For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

    If you go to a Church with a, “Statement of Faith” or a, “What We Believe” article on their website, a Confession of Faith is sort of like that, but only more complete. So if you are feeling brave, and intrepid, I suggest you get ahold of your Church’s, confession, manual, or other foundational documentation, and compare it to the Bible. If it doesn’t match up, you should leave.

    The Westminster Confession of Faith is a historic document of the Church. It came after the Protestant Reformation, during the Puritan era. The name comes from the Westminster Abbey, where the theologians of the time met, by request of the English Parliament, to provide advice on issues of worship, doctrine, government and discipline of the Church of England. The results were the Westminster Catechism, Longer and Shorter, as well as the Westminster Confession of Faith. This edition includes the American revisions, and is used widely by Presbyterian Churches here in America.

    This edition of the Westminster Confession of Faith, is in the Gift Editions Collection, from Banner of Truth. They are small enough to go in your pocket. It measures 5.55 x 4 x 0.5 in. It is covered with a black, synthetic, leather-like, material with some ornamentation on the front cover. It has a sewn binding, as well as decorative head and tail bands.
    The text is printed in a 10.5 pt font. It is large enough text to be very legible. The paper is pretty heavy as well. Each sections starts with a Bold title and drop cap.
    These are durable little books, meant to be carried and shared. There is a very useful Table of Contents in the beginning, to help you quickly find the section you want to look up. It works great for quick reference when someone asks you a question. It includes proofs from scripture in each section. If you’ve ever wanted to understand Reformed theology better, this little book is a great aid. The Westminster Confession of Faith has become a familiar partner and aid to Christians through the many generations since its penning. I encourage you to get a copy of this for your edification, and the aid of others you come in contact with. The best way to effectively share your faith, is to know it first.

  3. 5 out of 5

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    This little pocketbook has been a great benefit to my devotional life. It is small enough to fit in your back pocket, and yet the font size and page layout are readable and un-distracting. I highly recommend this copy of the Confession for all Christian families.

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