1. The Holy Scriptures – cont.
6. The whole counsel of God concerning all things9 necessary for His own glory, man’s salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down or necessarily contained in the Holy Scripture, to which nothing is to be added at any time, either by new revelation of the Spirit, or by the traditions of men.
Nevertheless, we acknowledge the10 inward illumination of the Spirit of God to be necessary for the saving understanding of such things as are revealed in the Word.
There are some circumstances concerning the worship of God and church government which are common to human actions and societies, which are to be11 ordered by the light of nature and Christian prudence, according to the general rules of the Word which are always to be observed.
7. All things in scripture are not equally12 plain in themselves, nor equally clear to everyone, yet those things which are necessary to be known, believed and observed for salvation, are so13 clearly propounded and revealed in some place of Scripture or other, that not only the educated but also the uneducated may attain a sufficient understanding of them by the due use of ordinary means.
9 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Galatians 1:8,9;
10John 6:45; 1 Corinthians 2:9-12;
111 Corinthians 11:13, 14; 1 Corinthians 14:26,40
122 Peter 3:16;
13Psalms 19:7; Psalms 119:130