Westminster Confession, Chapter 1, Paragraph 7

Westminster Confession, Chapter 1, Paragraph 7

7-All things in Scripture are not alike plain in themselves, nor alike clear unto all:[15] yet those things which are necessary to be known, believed, and observed for salvation, are so clearly propounded, and opened in some place of Scripture or other, that not only the learned, but the unlearned, in a due use of the ordinary means, may attain unto a sufficient understanding of them.[16]


This is Peter speaking about Paul’s writings:

2 Peter 3:16 as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.

This is David speaking of the benefits of the Word to simple people:

Psalms 119:130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.

It really is such good news that God wrote a book in such a way that a simple individual like myself can read and understand the basic truths of salvation.

  • (Read through Psalm 119 as a family)
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