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 Sixteen: Of Good Works. Part 1.
1. Good works are only such as God hath commanded in his holy Word, a and not such as, without the warrant thereof, are devised by men out of blind zeal, or upon any pretense of good intention’s
a. Micah 6:8; Rom. 12:2; Heb. 13:21. • b. 1 Sam. 15:21-23; Isa 29:13; Matt. 15:9; John 16:2; Rom. 10:2; 1 Peter 1:18.
2. These good works, done in obedience to God’s commandments, are the fruits and evidences of a true and lively faith; a and by them believers manifest their thankfulnessb strengthen their assurancec edify their brethrend adorn the profession of the gospele stop the mouths of the adversaries, f and glorify God, g whose workmanship they are, created in Christ Jesus thereunto, h that, having their fruit unto holiness, they may have the end, eternal life.i
a. James 2:18, 22. • b. Ps. 116:12-13; 1 Peter 2:9. • c. 2 Peter 1:5-10; 1 John 2:3, 5. • d. Matt. 5:16; 2 Cor. 9:2. • e. 1 Tim. 6:1; Titus 2:5, 9-12. • f. 1 Peter 2:15. • g. John 15:8; Phil. 1:11; 1 Peter 2:12. • h. Eph. 2:10. • i. Rom. 6:22.
I encourage you to read the portions of Scripture listed in this post.
Have a blessed Lord’s Day.
\Soli deo Gloria!