Westminster Assembly

(1643-1648)

The Westminster Assembly was an advisory body of theologians to the English Parliament which met at Westminster Assembly from 1643 to 1648. It produced a new range of standards for church order and government, worship and doctrinal confession for the churches of England, Scotland and Ireland that have been used ever since by Presbyterian churches across the world.

Richard Baxter said that “the Christian world, since the days of the Apostles” never had “a Synod of more excellent divines [theologians]”.

Live the Truth

“To live the truths which we know, is the best way to hold them fast.”

THOMAS CASE  (1598–1682)

a member of the Westminster Assembly.

Generalised repentance is not enough

“It is every man’s duty to endeavour to repent of his particular sins, particularly”

Westminster Confession of Faith 15:5

Zeal is your crown

“Whatever you part with…part not with your zeal, let this be your honour and crown”

Oliver Bowles

A member of the Westminster Assembly who gave this counsel in preaching to the Assembly and the Houses of Parliament in 1643.

The Psalms...uniquely sufficient

“There can be no composures of men, that will suit the occasions, necessities, afflictions, or affections of God’s people, as the Psalms of David”. 

Thomas Ford

A member of the Westminster Assembly.

Sometimes You Need to Stand Still

Sometimes You Need to Stand Still

There are times when God in His providence forces us to stand still. Many lessons can be learned through being still and waiting on God. Much hope and strength may be known.

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What It Means To Be In The World But Not Of It

What It Means To Be In The World But Not Of It

Being in but of the world is a difficult principle to apply for many. How far do you take it? Much could be and needs to be said about how to apply this truth but first of all we need deeper sense of the spiritual principle being taught.

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Engaging Afresh with Scripture

Engaging Afresh with Scripture

Some people are struggling with engaging with Scripture at present. Maybe we need a reset in our attitudes and approach to the Bible. Here is how to read Scripture with most benefit and understanding.

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Following the Rainbow Trail to its Original Meaning

Following the Rainbow Trail to its Original Meaning

The rainbow is a very prominent symbol of hope at present. There is a rainbow trail across streets, towns and countries. But when we consider the original meaning of the symbol in Scripture it is bright with even greater, more enduring and more certain hope.

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Resolution is a Way of Life

Resolution is a Way of Life

Resolutions may abound at the beginning of a new year but we need the whole of our lives to be governed by a spirit of believing resolution. Here is how we can obtain this spirit for ourselves.

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Learning to Pronounce the Psalms

Learning to Pronounce the Psalms

Lots of people apparently struggle to pronounce the word psalm and turn to google for help. But though we know the p is silent, are the psalms also silent in our praise?

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