When the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America was formed in 1788, it adopted (with minor revisions) the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF), Larger and Shorter Catechisms (1647), as its secondary standards (with the Bible itself being the only infallible rule of faith and practice). Our Ordained Officers in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) take a vow to “sincerely receive and adopt” these confessional documents “as containing the system of doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures.”

One generation shall praise our works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.

Psalm 145:4

The supreme judge by which all controversies of religion are to be determined, and all decrees of councils, opinions of ancient writers, doctrines of men, and private spirits, are to be examined, and in whose sentence we are to rest, can be no other than the Holy Spirit speaking in Scripture.

Westminster Confession of Faith 1.10

Westminster Confession of Faith – PCA Links

The Importance and Relevance of the Westminster Confession of Faith

The Proper Role of the Westminster Standards – Video

WCF – Shorter Catechism – Weekly Study Guide by Pastor Milligan


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