Westminster Assembly


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The Westminster Assembly of Divines was a synod composed of theologians (or "divines") and members of Parliament appointed to restructure the Church of England. It was called during the lead up to the First English Civil War by the Long Parliament, which was influenced by Puritanism and opposed to the religious policies of Charles I and William Laud. As part of a military alliance with Scotland, Parliament agreed that the outcome of the Assembly would bring the English Church into closer conformity with the Church of Scotland, which was presbyterian. Scottish commissioners attended and advised the Assembly as part of the agreement. The Assembly met for ten years (1643–53), and in the process produced a new Form of Government, a Confession o ...more

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“What is sanctification? Sanctification is the work of God's free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness.”
Westminster Assembly, Westminster Confession of Faith, Larger & Shorter Catechisms, Sum of Saving Knowledge

“4. 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.”
Westminster Assembly, The Confession Of Faith: The Larger And Shorter Catechisms, With The Scripture Proofs At Large: Together With The Sum Of Saving Knowledge, (Contained In The Holy Scriptures, And Held Forth In The Said Confession And Catechisms,) And Practical Use Thereof

“5. This covenant was differently administered in the time of the law, and in the time of the gospel: under the law it was administered by promises, prophecies, sacrifices, circumcision, the paschal lamb, and other types and ordinances delivered to the people of the Jews, all foresignifying Christ to come; which were, for that time, sufficient and efficacious, through the operation of the Spirit, to instruct and build up the elect in faith in the promised Messiah, by whom they had full remission of sins, and eternal salvation; and is called the old Testament.”
Westminster Assembly, The Confession Of Faith: The Larger And Shorter Catechisms, With The Scripture Proofs At Large: Together With The Sum Of Saving Knowledge, (Contained In The Holy Scriptures, And Held Forth In The Said Confession And Catechisms,) And Practical Use Thereof



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