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Was that supposed to happen? (Or, "The goodness of God's governance")

After fading out during the Advent season, I’m re-engaging my attempt to offer some brief reflections and commentary on the historic Belgic Confession.  Finally, then, on to the next article… 1,301 more words

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More Vain than Vanity Itself

From the Belgic Confession (1561):

“We believe that those Holy Scriptures fully contain the will of God, and that whatsoever man ought to believe, unto salvation, is sufficiently taught therein.

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1580 Handwritten Belgic Confession

In his book The Belgic Confession: Its History and Sources, N. H. Gootjes notes the existence of a handwritten copy of the Belgic Confession dating to 1580 (see pages 117-118).  371 more words

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The Creation of the Angels (or, "Sorry Clarence, that's just a bell")

Almost a third of the way through offering brief reflections on the historic Belgic Confession already, and on to the next article. Here we find a brief shift from discussing the personhood of God to discussing the creative work of God. 1,249 more words

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The Deity of the Spirit (Or, "An Odd Confessional Minimalism?")

What must we say about the Holy Spirit? In its eleventh article, the the historic Belgic Confession addresses this foundational question. Here is the next installment in my attempt to offer brief commentary and reflection upon this significant theological document. 1,028 more words

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Not Made, Nor Created

Who is Jesus Christ? In article ten, the  the historic Belgic Confession, addresses this foundational question. Here is the next installment in my attempt to offer brief commentary and reflection upon this very significant theological document. 703 more words

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Trinity? Really?

Moving right along through the historic Belgic Confession, a trove of biblical and theological wisdom on which I’m offering brief commentary and reflection. This week, thoughts on the ninth article. 1,381 more words

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