The Reformed Faith: An Exposition Of The Westminster Confession Of Faith (eBook)

by Robert Shaw

in ePub. mobi & .pdf formats

This is considered by many to be the best commentary on the Westminster Confession. (also see A Truth's Victory Over Error by David Dickson &  A. A. Hodge's Commentary)

In preparing the following Exposition of the Confession of Faith, framed by the Westminster Assembly of Divines, it has been the object of the author to state the truths embraced in each section, to explain the terms; employed wherever it seemed necessary, and to illustrate and confirm the doctrines. To avoid swelling the volume to an undue size, the arguments have been stated with the utmost possible brevity; in the illustrations, conciseness, combined with perspicuity, has been studied, and numerous passages of Scripture, which elucidate the subjects treated of, have been merely referred to, without being quoted at large. It is hoped that the attentive reader will here find the substance of larger works compressed within a small space; that materials for reflection will be suggested; and that an examination of the texts of Scripture marked, will throw much light upon the points to which they refer.

The Westminster Confession of Faith contains a simple exhibition of the truth, based upon the Word of God; but its several propositions are laid in opposition to the heresies and errors which had been disseminated in various ages. It has, therefore, been a prominent object of the author of the Exposition to point out the numerous errors against which the statements in the Confession are directed. The reader will thus find the deliverance of the Westminster of Divines upon the various errors by which the truth has been corrupted in former times, and will be guarded against modern errors, which are generally only a revival of those that had previously disturbed the Church, and that had been long ago refuted.

To render the work more accessible for reference, a Table of Contents has been prefixed:

Table of Contents

Act Approving The Confession Of Faith

Preface

Introductory Essay

Confession Of Faith

Chapter I. Of The Holy Scripture

Chapter II. Of God and of the Holy Trinity

Chapter III. Of God’s Eternal Decree

Chapter IV. Of Creation

Chapter V. Of Providence

Chapter VI. Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment Thereof

Chapter VII. Of God’s Covenant with Man

Chapter VIII. Of Christ the Mediator

Chapter IX. Of Free Will

Chapter X. Of Effectual Calling

Chapter XI. Of Justification

Chapter XII. Of Adoption

Chapter XIII. Of Sanctification

Chapter XIV. Of Saving Faith

Chapter XV. Of Repentance unto Life

Chapter XVI. Of Good Works

Chapter XVII. Of the Perseverance of the Saints

Chapter XVIII. Of Assurance of Grace and Salvation

Chapter XIX. Of the Law of God

Chapter XX. Of Christian Liberty, and Liberty of Conscience

Chapter XXI. Of Religious Worship, and the Sabbath-Day

Chapter XXII. Of Lawful Oaths and Vows

Chapter XXIII. Of the Civil Magistrate

Chapter XXIV. Of Marriage and Divorce

Chapter XXV. Of the Church

Chapter XXVI. Of Communion of Saints

Chapter XXVII. Of the Sacraments

Chapter XXVIII. Of Baptism

Chapter XXIX. Of the Lord’s Supper

Chapter XXX. Of Church Censures

Chapter XXXI. Of Synods and Councils

Chapter XXXII. Of the State of Men after Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead

Chapter XXXIII. Of the Last Judgment

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