Re: Exegesis on Confession's Scripture?
- If I understand the question correctly it isn't asking about the
historical background but the explanation of why certain texts were
chosen. In other words, how does a given text support the given
I know that John Flavel has an exposition of the Shorter Catechism
in vol. 6 of his works. Do any Westminster Divines have an
exposition of the Confession?
Robert Shaw wrote an exposition of the Confession which can be found
I don't know if this will prove helpful concerning an exposition of
the proof texts.
As to your question regarding 2 Peter 2:20-21, Alexander Nisbet
wrote an exposition of 1 and 2 Peter (didn't David Dickson write a
commentary on the whole Bible?) which is published by Banner of
Truth. This may give some guidance as to why the Divines chose this
as a proof text.
Hopefully others know more of how to find out the intent of the
divines in using certain verses as proofs for statements in the
--- In email@example.com, "Whit"
> Is there a good source that explains or exegetes the verses in the
> Confession of Faith? I am a bit stumped on how 2.Peter 2:20-21
> Acts 15:16 supports I.9: "The infallible rule of interpretation ofalso
> Scripture is Scripture itself: and therefore, when there is a
> question about the true and full sense of any Scripture (which is
> not manifold, but one), it must be searched and known by other
> places and speak more clearly." How do they especially the Acts
> verse tie into the idea of Scriptrue interpreting Scripture? I
> have questions on other verses in the Confession. Hence, mylooking
> for a good source explaining the verses and how they tie into the
> Confession. Thanks.