Westminster Confession


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Related to Westminster Confession: Westminster Shorter Catechism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Thus the Augsburg Confession summarized the Lutheran understanding of the faith, the Westminster Confession of the Presbyterians, and the Savoy Declaration of the Congregationalists.
Noll notes, however, that in the earlier days of American colonization there were helpers for that role, especially the 1560 Geneva Bible and the 1646 Reformed account of Christian faith known as the Westminster Confession. The Geneva Bible was the first translation to add verse numbering, which, Noll points out, "tilted instincts about Scripture away from the human and toward the divine," for "it made it much easier to assemble proof-texts from throughout the sacred volume." Meanwhile, the Westminster Confession became the model for all subsequent writing that referenced Biblical passages as proof-texts: each claim in a document followed by reference to chapter and verse of the Biblical passages that support it.
One might not expect this particular result since these communities all hold to the Westminster Confession. However, as Livingstone shows, the local, the immediate, the social, and the intellectual temper of each Presbyterian community influence the specific response to Darwin in each of these five communities.
If you read the Westminster Confession, you can see what the Scottish Calvinistic Reformers thought.
Conn makes human culture the supreme judge of I Timothy 2:12-13 and 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 rather than Scripture, which is contrary to the Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter I (Sections VI, IX, X)." Following a process that took some three years and a trial that covered nine lengthy sessions, the charges were dismissed.
The West has seen some widely accepted confessions of faith, such as the Augsburg Confession, the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, the Westminster Confession of Faith and so on.
Among Presbyterians, there has been a close alignment between those who promote biblical inerrancy and those who maintain the Westminster Confession's rigorous stance on predestination (including the possibility of infant damnation).
Relying upon both a detailed analysis of America's history from the colonial era to the present, as well as theological arguments drawn from sources as varied as the Westminster Confession of Faith to the Sermon on the Mount, Hart concludes that the notion that America's political system has Christianity to thank for both its birth and its continued success is nothing more than a fallacy attributable to "Protestant chauvinism."
So, in terms of their doctrinal standards, the Korean Presbyterian churches have been content with the Westminster Confession and Shorter Catechism.
At the same time, American Protestants came under the influence of English confessional statements, such as the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Savoy Declaration, and the London Baptist Confession.
(84.) See John Calvin, Institutio Christianae Religionis (1559 ed.), 1.16-18, 3.21-24; Westminster Confession of Faith (1646), III, V, X.
Even today the Westminster Confession, the Kirk's largely-forgotten subordinate standard of faith which has never been re-written, still describes the Pope as 'that anti-Christ, man of sin, son of perdition'.
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