The Westminster Confession of Faith: The Holy Scriptures. Part 2.

We will devote each Lord’s Day in 2021 at hiswordtoday.org to present a portion of the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF). For those unfamiliar with the WCF, a brief explanation is appropriate. 

The Westminster Confession of Faith is a Reformed confession of faith. Drawn up by the 1646 Westminster Assembly as part of the Westminster Standards to be a confession of the Church of England, it became and remains the “subordinate standard” of doctrine (to Scripture) in the Church of Scotland and has been influential within Presbyterian churches worldwide.

It is to that “most precise and accurate summary of the content of biblical Christianity” that we will give our time and attention to each Lord’s Day in the year of our Lord, 2021. I trust you will be edified and encouraged each week by The Westminster Confession of Faith.

Chapter One: The Holy Scriptures. Part 2.

2. Under the name of holy Scripture, or the Word of God written, are now contained all the books of the Old and New Testaments, which are these:

                                         Of the Old Testament
Genesis.
Exodus.
Leviticus.
Numbers.
Deuteronomy.
Joshua.
Judges.
Ruth.
I Samuel.
II Samuel.
I Kings.
II Kings.
I Chronicles.
   II Chronicles.
Ezra.
Nehemiah.
Esther.
Job.
Psalms.
Proverbs.
Ecclesiastes.
The Song of Songs.
Isaiah.
Jeremiah.
Lamentations.
Ezekiel.
Daniel.
Hosea.
Joel.
Amos.
Obadiah.
Jonah.
Micah.
Nahum.
Habakkuk.
Zephaniah.
Haggai.
Zechariah.
Malachi.
                                         Of the New Testament
The Gospels
according to
Matthew,
Mark,
Luke,
John.
The Acts of
the Apostles.
Paul’s Epistles to
the Romans.
Corinthians I.
   Corinthians II.
Galatians.
Ephesians.
Philippians.
Colossians.
Thessalonians I.
Thessalonians II.
To Timothy I.
To Timothy II.
To Titus.
To Philemon.
The Epistle to
the Hebrews.
The Epistle of
James.
The First and Second
Epistles of Peter.
The First, Second, and
Third Epistles of John.
The Epistle of Jude.
The Revelation.

All which are given by inspiration of God, to be the rule of faith and life.a

  1. Luke 16:2931Eph 2:202 Tim 3:16Rev 22:18-19.

3. The books commonly called Apocrypha, not being of divine inspiration, are no part of the Canon of the 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.a

a. Luke 24:2744Rom 3:22 Pet 1:21.

Soli deo Gloria!

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