The Holy Spirit and the Calvinistic Westminster Confession

Now it was precisely the third Divine Person — "God the Holy Ghost" — Who inspired "the Holy Scripture." Consequently, the latter is now "most necessary" — all "former ways of God's revealing His will unto His people being now ceased." W.C.F. 1:1. Holy Scripture, continues the Westminster Confession (1:2), is therefore "the Word of God written." It comprises sixty-six books, "all of which are given by in-spir-ation of God." This means they have all been in-breathed by the Holy Ghost.

Indeed, we are next told, "our full persuasion and assurance of the infallible truth and divine authority thereof, is from the inward work of the Holy Spirit." He, the Holy Ghost, keeps on "bearing witness by and with the Word — in our hearts." W.C.F. 1:5. Furthermore, "the whole counsel of God…by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture — unto which nothing at any time is to be added…by new revelations of the Spirit." W.C.F. 1:6.