“We venerate these standards, partly because they embody the wisdom of an august Synod; because they come down to us associated with the memory and faith of saints and martyrs and embalmed with their blood; but we love them most because they contain the truth of God–that truth which forms the foundation of our hopes. As our fathers prized them, and we prize them, so may our children and our children’s children love and preserve them.”

Archibald Alexander 
“The History of the Westminster Assembly of Divines,”
Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review vol. 15, no. 4 (October 1843): 586.