Westminster Standards

Rooted in History, Biblically Timeless, a Confession for All Peoples

The Westminster Standards are rooted in history, biblically timeless, and a confession for all peoples. For centuries, Baptists, Congregationalists, the Reformed and Presbyterians, have all drawn strength from the theology of the Westminster Standards. Those Standards being the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Westminster Larger Catechism, and the Westminster Shorter Catechism.

As an example of their widespread influence across Protestant denominations, the 1689 Second London Baptist Confession, and the Congregationalists' Savoy Declaration are both built upon the Westminster Confession of Faith. The Westminster Standards, for the English-speaking world, represent the historic articulation of the gospel, and sound theology, recovered during the Protestant Reformation.

However, the staying power of the Westminster Standards is not in their historical tradition, but in the fact that they are anchored in the Word of God. They articulate biblical faith in a way that transcends time and geography. And in this way, the Westminster Standards are a confession for all peoples.

WestminsterStandards.org is dedicated to helping the global church recover healthy, biblical theology by offering translations of the Westminster Standards in every possible language.

Our chief end is to help you glorify God and enjoy him forever— no matter what language you speak.

So we invite you to experience God in his glory and grace. Read the Westminster Standards, together with their biblical proof texts, to the praise of God's eternal glory and for your everlasting joy.

Grace to you, and read on!

Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter One
Of the Holy Scripture
Although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable; yet they are not...

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Westminster Larger Catechism

Question 1
What is the chief and highest end of man?
Man's chief and highest end is to...

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Westminster Shorter Catechism

Question 1
What is the chief end of man?
Man's chief end is to...

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