Daily Westminster, Oct 23

October 23, 2018

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 25: Of the Church

4: This catholic Church has been sometimes more, sometimes less visible.[496] And particular Churches, which are members thereof, are more or less pure, according as the doctrine of the Gospel is taught and embraced, ordinances administered, and public worship performed more or less purely in them.[497]

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Daily Westminster, Oct 22

October 22, 2018

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 25: Of the Church

3: Unto this catholic visible Church Christ has given the ministry, oracles, and ordinances of God, for the gathering and perfecting of the saints, in this life, to the end of the world: and does, by His own presence and Spirit, according to His promise, make them effectual thereunto.[495]

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 63. What are the special privileges of the visible church?
A. The visible church hath the privilege of being under God’s special care and government;[263] of being protected and preserved in all ages, notwithstanding the opposition of all enemies;[264] and of enjoying the communion of saints, the ordinary means of salvation,[265] and offers of grace by Christ to all the members of it in the ministry of the gospel, testifying, that whosoever believes in him shall be saved,[266] and excluding none that will come unto him.[267]


Daily Westminster, Oct 21

October 21, 2018

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 25: Of the Church

2: The visible Church, which is also catholic or universal under the Gospel (not confined to one nation, as before under the law), consists of all those throughout the world that profess the true religion;[490] and of their children:[491] and is the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ,[492] the house and family of God,[493] out of which there is no ordinary possibility of salvation.[494]

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 62. What is the visible church?
A. The visible church is a society made up of all such as in all ages and places of the world do profess the true religion,[261] and of their children.[262]


Daily Westminster, Oct 20

October 20, 2018

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 65. What special benefits do the members of the invisible church enjoy by Christ?
A. The members of the invisible church by Christ enjoy union and communion with him in grace and glory.[269]


Daily Westminster, Oct 19

October 19, 2018

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 25: Of the Church

1: The catholic or universal Church, which is invisible, consists of the whole number of the elect, that have been, are, or shall be gathered into one, under Christ the Head thereof; and is the spouse, the body, the fulness of Him that fills all in all.[489]

Westminster Larger Catechism

Q. 64. What is the invisible church?
A. The invisible church is the whole number of the elect, that have been, are, or shall be gathered into one under Christ the head.[268]


Daily Westminster, Oct 18

October 18, 2018

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 24: Of Marriage and Divorce

6: Although the corruption of man be such as is apt to study arguments unduly to put asunder those whom God has joined together in marriage: yet, nothing but adultery, or such wilful desertion as can no way be remedied by the Church, or civil magistrate, is cause sufficient of dissolving the bond of marriage:[487] wherein, a public and orderly course of proceeding is to be observed; and the persons concerned in it not left to their own wills, and discretion, in their own case.[488]


Daily Westminster, Oct 17

October 17, 2018

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 24: Of Marriage and Divorce

5: Adultery or fornication committed after a contract, being detected before marriage, gives just occasion to the innocent party to dissolve that contract.[484] In the case of adultery after marriage, it is lawful for the innocent party to sue out a divorce and, after the divorce,[485] to marry another, as if the offending party were dead.[486]


Daily Westminster, Oct 16

October 16, 2018

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 24: Of Marriage and Divorce

4: Marriage ought not to be within the degrees of consanguinity or affinity forbidden by the Word.[481] Nor can such incestuous marriages ever be made lawful by any law of man or consent of parties, so as those persons may live together as man and wife.[482]


Daily Westminster, Oct 15

October 15, 2018

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 24: Of Marriage and Divorce

3: It is lawful for all sorts of people to marry, who are able with judgment to give their consent.[478] Yet it is the duty of Christians to marry only in the Lord.[479] And therefore such as profess the true reformed religion should not marry with infidels, papists, or other idolaters: neither should such as are godly be unequally yoked, by marrying with such as are notoriously wicked in their life, or maintain damnable heresies.[480]


Daily Westminster, Oct 14

October 14, 2018

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 24: Of Marriage and Divorce

2: Marriage was ordained for the mutual help of husband and wife,[475] for the increase of mankind with a legitimate issue, and of the Church with an holy seed;[476] and for preventing of uncleanness.[477]