WCF: Of the Church (XXV.5)

“The purest Churches under heaven are subject both to mixture and error; and some have so degenerated, as to become no Churches of Christ, but synagogues of Satan. Nevertheless, there shall be always a Church on earth to worship God according to His will” (XXV. 5).

Those professing “churches” who hold to the heretical contents that have been outlined and expounded upon in this article, are NOT true churches that have simply been subject to both mixture and error. On the contrary, they have so degenerated in their doctrines that it is clearly manifest that they are no true Churches of Christ, but synagogues of Satan. For where ever a true Church is found, the true gospel is always found (Isaiah 52:7; Acts 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:15). The damnable heresies of the WCF have served only to undermine the true gospel of salvation conditioned solely on the atoning blood and imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ that comes not in word only, but also in the powerful assurance causing work of the Holy Spirit (1 Thessalonians 1:5). One instance of this undermining was seen in the section, “Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation” (XVIII) where it was said that true believers can go through periods of time uncertain of whether or not the Spirit of God is witnessing with their spirits. If a person doubts that the Spirit is witnessing with their spirit, then they can be sure that He is in fact NOT witnessing with their spirit, since Paul clearly said that it is the Spirit who bears witness with the believer’s spirit (Romans 8:16). If the person is unsure that the Spirit is testifying to them about Christ, then it is certain that the Spirit is not testifying to them (John 15:26).

As was seen in the WCF’s section “Of Marriage and Divorce,” they are guilty of tolerating and endorsing adultery, of which they have not repented.

May God’s people continue in passionate devotion to Jesus Christ, patiently laboring for His name’s sake, continuing to honor His truth by testing those who would try to subvert it by means of a surreptitious hand (Revelation 2:2-4). Those who have been given by the blessed Spirit, eyes to see and ears to hear will weigh this Westminster Confession of Faith in the balances of Scripture and it will be found desperately wanting. Any professing churches that believe any of these blasphemous teachings–or say that a true Christian could believe them–are not true Churches, but synagogues of Satan (Revelation 2:9). In stark contrast to how the WCF adherents worship, may we worship the Father in spirit and in truth:

“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:23-24).

“The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD. Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?” (Jeremiah 23:25-29)

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