WCF 1:5 The primary and secondary assurances that the Bible is the Word of God.

Westminster Confession Chapter 1 Article 5 The primary and secondary assurances that the Bible is the Word of God. "We may be moved and induced by the testimony of the Church to a high and reverent esteem of the Holy Scripture. And the heavenliness of the matter, the efficacy of the doctrine, the majesty of the style, the consent of all the parts, the scope of the whole (which is, to give all glory to God), the full discovery it makes of the only way of man's salvation, the many other incomparable excellencies, and the entire perfection thereof, are arguments whereby it doth abundantly evidence itself to be the Word of God: yet notwithstanding, our full persuasion and assurance of the infal

WCF 1:3-4 Inspiration is the measure of, and God is the authority behind, the Word.

Westminster Confession Chapter 1, Articles 3 and 4 "The books commonly called Apocrypha, not being of divine inspiration, are no part of the canon of the Scripture; and therefore are of no authority in the Church of God, nor to be any otherwise approved, or made use of, than other human writings." "The authority of the Holy Scripture, for which it ought to be believed and obeyed, dependeth not upon the testimony of any man, or Church; but wholly upon God (who is truth itself) the author thereof; and therefore it is to be received because it is the Word of God." Note, the apocryphal books referred to are those written by Hebrews in the intra-testamental period. There were also apocryphal boo

WCF 1:2 The Complete, Inspired and Sufficient Standard of Belief and Conduct

Westminster Confession Chapter 1, Article 2 The complete and inspired and sufficient standard of belief and conduct "Under the name of the Holy Scripture, or the Word of God written, are now contained all the books of the Old and New Testaments, which are these: (39 of the Old, and 27 of the New are listed) All which are given by inspiration of God, to be the rule of faith and life." WHAT THIS ARTICLE TEACHES 1) The word of God written is limited to these 66 books. There have been several attempts to add to the word of God. During the Reformation that Catholic Church added the apocryphal books. In the 1800’s, the Mormons canonized the book of Mormon and the Christian Scientists in effect

WCF 1:1 The Adequacy and Insufficiency of General Revelation and the Necessity and Finality of Speci

"Although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence, do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable; yet they are not sufficient to give that knowledge of God, and of his will, which is necessary unto salvation: therefore it pleased the Lord, at sundry times, and in divers manners, to reveal himself, and to declare that his will unto his Church; and afterwards, for the better preserving and propagating of the truth, and for the more sure establishment and comfort of the church against the corruption of the flesh, and the malice of Satan and of the world, to commit the same wholly unto writing; which maketh the holy scripture to be m

Session Summary March 2017

Your session began with warm and spicy Samosa’s, bacon wrapped stuffed dates and sliced apples courtesy of Ted Kuhn. We approved a Spiritual Gift Inventory and a Ministry Opportunity list to give to the congregation this coming Lord’s Day. The Veritas Co-Op asked to use our facilities again for next year and it was approved. We discussed the needs of the Good News Club, the congregational meeting and the officers who are rotating off next month. The Worship Team suggested that we read through and explain the Westminster Confession of Faith during the worship services and we agreed. We discussed our finances and approved the budget for the coming year. We approved plans for the RYM retr

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