Searching For An Aid To Piety?

Tending to the means of grace in public worship every Lord’s Day should be at the top of the list for anyone who wants to improve his personal and family piety. Further, people who are committed to spending more time in Bible reading and prayer will be helped greatly in sanctification. There is one resource, however, that is overlooked when it comes to growth in the Christian faith: the confessions of the church.

Knowing and studying confessions are of great value for our piety as well. But we have been told that people who use confessions trust in them too much. For many, the result has been an avoidance of confessions and catechisms altogether. Further, we have been told that the church’s old confessions and catechisms are lifeless dogmas that work against achieving authentic spiritual life. Nothing is further from the truth. The Reformed confessions greatly aid the kind of vitality in the Christian life that people often seek everywhere else.

With this in mind, we have to appreciate some of the important ways the Reformed confessions and catechisms help us with personal and family piety. Read more»

Chris Gordon | Confessions and Piety | AGR Live | July 10, 2021


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