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”
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”.
A member of the Westminster Assembly.
This is not about what you might expect. Showing love for our neighbour through this command is not simply about what we do or do not do. It reaches to our hearts also.
Nothing could be more counter-cultural than living in a way that is God-centred rather than serving the great idol of self. This displays our real purpose. It shows others what we were meant to be.
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.
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.
Have we understood the nature of true joy? Spiritual joy is not only lasting and real but something we cannot do without. It is vital for living the Christian life in this world.
How does patience have its perfect work in us? Thomas Goodwin shows us that it is not through our own resources but through the work of God’s grace within us.
Sometimes we question it. But Christ has eminently wise reasons for keeping His own in a world of sin and sorrow for a time. What are they? Let us consider some of them.
Many people neglect or treat church government with contempt. But that is a great mistake because (according to Scripture) it is essentially all about Jesus Christ.
This is an urgent biblical priority and necessity for us in the midst of a post-truth culture. Comprehensively loving and embracing the truth means comprehensively defining it.
A recent survey gives alarming news about what some evangelicals believe about Christ. How do we know Christ is God and why is it so vital? Read the article for some answers.
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.
People have been offering all kinds of lessons to learn from the start of the coronavirus crisis. What about the spiritual lessons? How ought we to respond?
Who defines hate speech? Current debates should prompt us to understand from Scripture what real hate speech is and how to avoid it. In fact, we need this for all our personal interactions.
Here are 8 solid and enduring encouragements for us to value in the midst of difficult times. They should give us greater confidence and boldness in prayer.
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.
Can you really have contentment in the midst of panic and alarm about the spread of the Coronavirus? Jeremiah Burroughs shows how this is possible.
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.
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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