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 Fifteen: Of Repentance unto Life. Part 2.
4. As there is no sin so small but it deserves damnation, a so there is no sin so great that it can bring damnation upon those who truly repent.b
a. Matt. 12:36; Rom. 5:12; 6:23. • b. Isa. 1:16, 18; 55:7; Rom. 8:1.
5. Men ought not to content themselves with a general repentance, but it is every man’s duty to endeavor to repent of his particular sins particularly.a
a. Ps. 19:13; Luke 19:8; 1 Tim 1:13, 15.
6. As every man is bound to make private confession of his sins to God, praying for the pardon thereof, a upon which, and the forsaking of them, he shall find mercy; b so he that scandals his brother, or the Church of Christ, ought to be willing, by a private or public confession and sorrow for his sin, to declare his repentance to those that are offended, c who are thereupon to be reconciled to him, and in love to receive him.d
a. Ps. 32:5-6; 51:4-5, 7, 9, 14. • b. Prov. 28:13; 1 John 1:9. • c. Ps. 51 throughout; Josh. 7:19; Luke 17:3-4; James 5:16. • d. 2 Cor. 2:8.
I encourage you to read the portions of Scripture listed in this post.
Have a blessed Lord’s Day.
\Soli deo Gloria!