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.

Confessionalism and a Flourishing Church

Confessionalism and a Flourishing Church

A full confession of faith invites Christians to explore and value the panorama of God’s truth and become mature in their understanding. A Confession helps the Church fulfil its commission to make spiritually mature disciples.

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Meditating Often on the Word

Meditating Often on the Word

Perhaps we don’t get so much from reading the Bible and hearing sermons because we don’t meditate on the truths we encounter. We need not only to pray in response to what we read but to meditate on it.

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What Do Reformers Look Like?

What Do Reformers Look Like?

We may never be used to bring about wide scale change but this does not mean we cannot be reformers. Here are the characteristics of those who care about submitting to God’s Word in everything.

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The Best Way to Make Mature Disciples

The Best Way to Make Mature Disciples

Effective discipleship is central to the Church’s purpose. Historically, the Church has always been engaged in making disciples. It has also been clear about the best way to engage in this.

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What is Beautiful Worship?

What is Beautiful Worship?

It’s easy to shape worship according to our own personal preferences. But what standard of beauty does God have when it comes to His own worship?

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How Well Do You Know the Truth?

How Well Do You Know the Truth?

We may know many things, but do we know the right things? More than this, how well do we know the right things? This is our own and our children’s greatest need.

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7 Reasons Why God Permits Sin

7 Reasons Why God Permits Sin

The is a practical matter. We need to know that God is not powerless and defeated by it but rather that He overrules it to a greater good and His greater glory.

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Are Evangelicals Redefining Marriage?

Are Evangelicals Redefining Marriage?

Biblical marriage is not fully intact amongst evangelicals just because they oppose same-sex marriage. A more subtle and less publicised redefinition of marriage is prevailing in society: where do we stand?

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