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Authentic Christianity: Studies in the Westminster Standards Part 1

The Westminster Confession of Faith, the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, written in the late 1640’s, still have the spiritual power to transform individuals, families and entire cultures on the threshold of the Twenty-First Century. As no other book, outside the Bible, the Westminster Standards have been informing, inspiring and transforming people and nations for over 350 years. Why? Because they take seriously all the facts of the written Word of God and all the facts of reality and human life. They seek to understand everything we need to know about God and the universe in the light of that Word, Psa. 36:9. They look at all of life from the perspective of the God of the Bible, for from Him and through Him and to Him are all things, Rom. 11:26. It is for this reason that the Westminster Shorter Catechism begins with the question: “What is man’s chief end?”; and answers: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.”