On July 1, 1643, 121 ministers gathered together in Westminster Abbey to hammer out a new doctrinal standard for the Church of England.
Over the course of 5 grueling years fraught with uncertainty in a land wracked with civil war and political unrest, the Westminster Divines (as history has come to call them) produced the Westminster Standards: a Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. These Standards were to become the bedrock expression of the Reformed and Presbyterian faith.
But what value do documents formed more than 350 years in the past hold for today? Can these Standards penned so long ago have any real meaning in our modern, “enlightened” age? The answer to these questions is a resounding “Yes!”. It is our aim to demonstrate that the truths put to paper those many years ago have an abiding relevance for our day. From the timeless pages of the Westminster Standards, we hope to provide a standard for living that deepens your knowledge of God and enriches your walk of faith.