Gordon H Clark
Presbyterianism stands for unshakable convictions about the absolute sovereignty of Almighty God, the ultimate authority of the Scriptures, and the necessity of grace through faith in Christ in salvation, but many Christians are unaware of the history behind Presbyterianism’s commitment to the truths of the Reformed Faith.
In July of 1643 a group of spiritual giants from all over the British Isles gathered in London to write a summary of Biblical doctrine for the use of the churches. ‘Church historians agree that this was one of the most learned bodies ever assembled on the earth for the formulation and promulgation of Christian truth’. The document that emerged after five years, six months, and twenty-two days of prayerful and thoughtful activity was the Westminster Confession of Faith.
This book by Gordon H. Clark is a delightful and insightful explanation of the Confession, written in a conversational style. Because it was originally penned in 1956, the book has a slightly dated feel, but this didn’t deter our then -sixteen-year-old son from wanting a copy of his own after we used it in our homeschool!