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 Seventeen: Of the Perseverance of the Saints. Part 2.
3. Nevertheless they may, through the temptations of Satan and of the world, the prevalence of corruption remaining in them, and the neglect of the means of their preservation, fall into grievous sins; a and for a time continue therein:b whereby they incur God’s displeasure,c and grieve his Holy Spirit;d come to be deprived of some measure of their graces and comforts;e have their hearts hardened,f and their consciences wounded;g hurt and scandalize others,h and bring temporal judgments upon themselves.i
a. Matt. 26:70, 72, 74. • b. Ps. 51 title with v. 14. • c. 2 Sam. 11:27; Isa. 64:5, 7, 9. • d. Eph. 4:30. • e. Ps. 51:8, 10, 12; Song. 5:2-4, 6; Rev. 2:4. • f. Isa. 63:17; Mark 6:52; 16:14. • g. Ps. 32:3-4; 51:8. • h. 2 Sam. 12:14. • i. Ps. 89:31-32; 1 Cor. 11:32.
I encourage you to read the portions of Scripture listed in this post.
Have a blessed Lord’s Day.
\Soli deo Gloria!