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 Twelve: Adoption.
1. All those that are justified God vouchsafed, in and for his only Son Jesus Christ, to make partakers of the grace of adoption;a by which they are taken into the number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God;b have his name put upon them;c receive the Spirit of adoption;d have access to the throne of grace with boldness;e are enabled to cry, Abba, Father;f are pitied,g protected,h provided for,i and chastened by him as by a father;k yet never cast off,l but sealed to the day of redemption,m and inherit the promises,n as heirs of everlasting salvation.o
a. Gal 4:4-5; Eph 1:5. • b. John 1:12; Rom 8:17. • c. Jer 14:9; 2 Cor 6:18; Rev 3:12. • d. Rom 8:15. • e. Rom 5:2; Eph 3:12. • f. Gal 4:6. • g. Psa 103:13. • h. Prov 14:26. • i. Mat 6:30, 32; 1 Pet 5:7. • k. Heb 12:6. • l. Lam 3:31. • m. Eph 4:30. • n. Heb 6:12. • o. Heb 1:14; 1 Pet 1:3-4.
I encourage you to read the portions of Scripture listed in this post.
Have a blessed Lord’s Day.
\Soli deo Gloria!