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Such a Non Sequitur as This

From Article 9 of the Belgic Confession (not a promotion or an endorsement of this confession as being Biblical in its entirety):

“This doctrine of the holy Trinity has always been maintained in the true church, from the time of the apostles until the present, against Jews, Muslims, and certain false Christians and heretics, such as Marcion, Mani, Praxeas, Sabellius, Paul of Samosata, Arius, and others like them, who were rightly condemned by the holy fathers.

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Tolerant Calvinists

Who is God?

The Belgic Confession (1619) was written by a Belgian theologian named Guy de Bray, who was killed for his faith at the age of 45, in the year 1567. 113 more words

Theology

Justification By Faith Alone (Belgic Confession Article 22)

The Belgic Confession (1561) contains no less than two (2) articles dealing with the topic of justification. The first of these is Article 22 (“Our Justification Through Faith in Jesus Christ”), which is as follows: 547 more words

Books & Other Resources

The Reformation and the Apocrypha

Did you know that the first editions of the Belgic Confession included two proof-texts from the apocrypha?  Did you know that our contemporary editions continue to include one small quote from the apocrypha?  61 more words

Church History

Laying On of Hands Revisited

A few years ago, I wrote a post about the Belgic Confession article 31 and what it used to say about the laying on of hands.  220 more words

Church History

The Marks of The True Church (THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH 25.4)

What kinds of things should believers in Christ look for when choosing a church? How do you know when you ought to remain at your current church? 1,056 more words

The Church

THE VISIBLE CHURCH (THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH 25.2)

Theologians commonly distinguish between the “invisible” and “visible” church. In our previous post we looked at what the Westminster Confession of Faith (25.1) has to say about the… 1,485 more words

The Church