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Episode 4

Series: Scripture

Episode 4: Of the Holy Scriptures Part 2.

Randy Johovich, Marlin Klingensmith, and Vince Scavo discuss the scriptures using the Westminster Confession of Faith, chapter 1: Of the Holy Scriptures as a guide. In this episode they get through sections 3, 4 and 5 of chapter 1. Running time: 30:33.

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Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 1: Of the Holy Scriptures

3. 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.

4. The authority of the Holy Scripture, for which it ought to be believed, and obeyed, depends 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.

5. We may be moved and induced by the testimony of the Church to an 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 does abundantly evidence itself to be the Word of God: yet notwithstanding, our full persuasion and assurance of the infallible truth and divine authority thereof, is from the inward work of the Holy Spirit bearing witness by and with the Word in our hearts.

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