OUR PCA CONFESSIONAL STANDARDS
The Westminster Standards are the product of a thorough study of Scripture and careful collaboration by one hundred twenty-one faithful Reformed pastors over five years. The only authority to which our confessional standards answer is the inspired God’s Word, our “rule of faith and life.” (WCF, 1.2).
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
WCF – Shorter Catechism – Weekly Study Guide by Pastor Milligan