The Westminster Confession of Faith: Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day..

We will continue to devote each LORD’s Day weekend in 2022 at 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 Twenty One: Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath Day.

1.The light of nature shows that there is a God, who hath lordship and sovereignty over all; is good, and doeth good unto all; and is therefore to be feared, loved, praised, called upon, trusted in, and served with all the heart, and with all the soul, and with all the might.a But the acceptable way of worshipping the true God is instituted by himself, and so limited to his own revealed will, that he may not be worshipped according to the imaginations and devices of men, or the suggestions of Satan, under any visible representations or any other way not prescribed in the Holy Scripture.b

a. Josh 24:14Psa 18:331:2362:8119:68Jer 10:7Mark 12:33Acts 17:24Rom 1:2010:12. • b. Exod 20:4-6Deut 4:15-2012:32Mat 4:9-1015:9Acts 17:25Col 2:23.

2. Religious worship is to be given to God, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; and to him alone:a not to angels, saints, or any other creature:b and since the fall, not without a Mediator; nor in the mediation of any other but of Christ alone.c

a. Mat 4:10 with John 5:23 and 2 Cor 13:14. • b. Rom 1:25Col 2:18Rev 19:10. • c. John 14:6Eph 2:18Col 3:171 Tim 2:5.

I encourage you to read the portions of Scripture listed in this post.

Have a blessed Lord’s Day.

\Soli deo Gloria!

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