Monday, January 11, 2016

Daily Readings in the Westminster Standards

Many Christians resolve at the beginning of a new year to read through the Bible in a year, and a number of reading guides are available, such as this one compiled by Dr. Benjamin Shaw.

Greenville Seminary, as a confessional institution, also encouraging daily readings through the Westminster Standards, the great historic creeds of Presbyterianism, including the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Larger Catechism and the Shorter Catechism.

Now you can have short daily readings sent to you automatically from Westminster Daily. These electronic readings are based on GPTS President Dr. Joseph A. Pipa Jr.'s Calendar of Readings in the Westminster Standards. You can subscribe to the syndicated online daily readings from Westminster Daily through an RSS feed or through daily email delivery.

Here is a sample of what you will receive:

Confession of Faith

Chapter 1: Of the Holy Scripture

8. The Old Testament in Hebrew (which was the native language of the people of God of old), and the New Testament in Greek (which, at the time of the writing of it, was most generally known to the nations), being immediately inspired by God, and, by his singular care and providence, kept pure in all ages, are therefore authentical; so as, in all controversies of religion, the church is finally to appeal unto them. But, because these original tongues are not known to all the people of God, who have right unto, and interest in the Scriptures, and are commanded, in the fear of God, to read and search them,  therefore they are to be translated into the vulgar language of every nation unto which they come,  that, the Word of God dwelling plentifully in all, they may worship him in an acceptable manner;  and, through patience and comfort of the Scriptures, may have hope.