On the Revision of the Confession of Faith
ON THE REVISION
CONFESSION OF FAITH.
BENJAMIN B. WARFIELD.
ANSON D. F. RANDOLPH & COMPANY,
38 West Twenty-third Street.
The papers which have been collected in this pamphlet were all written during the summer of 1889, and belong therefore to the first stages of the discussion concerning the revision of the Westminster Confession. Perhaps we have already entered into a new phase of the question. At all events these papers form a body by themselves. I have taken great liberties with them in reprinting them, freely altering and adding to them. I have not thought it well, however, to rewrite them; and have, therefore, added an indication of the place and circumstances in which each first appeared, so as partly to account to the reader for their occasional form. It belongs to the very nature of a body of reprinted articles, which originally appeared separately, that many repetitions should occur in them. I have not thought it necessary carefully to exscind these. The papers are reprinted in the hope that in their collected form they may do something toward helping Presbyterians to appreciate their heritage in our noble Confession, and toward encouraging them to retain it in its integrity as the standard of their public teaching and their testimony to the truth of God to those who are without.
Benjamin B. Warfield.
Princeton, January 1, 1890.
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|The Presbyterian World and the Westminster Confession,||62|
|Confessional Subscription and Revision,||86|