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The Character of the Belgic Confession

The Character of the Belgic Confession Rev. Nathan Langerak   The Belgic Confession is the earliest of the Reformed creeds known collectively as the Three Forms of Unity. The Three Forms of Unity are the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dordt. The name of the creed, Belgic Confession, derives from the […]

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A Solid Resource for the Great Transition  

David. J Engelsma. The Belgic Confession: A Commentary. Vols. I-II. Jenison: Reformed Free Publishing Association, 2019. Reviewed by H. David Schuringa      Although at this moment you may not sense an inner call to become a minister, or the wife of a minister, you have a calling to be an “armchair theologian.” That endearing term […]

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Guido DeBres: A Letter to his Wife

Guido de Bres, the author of the Belgic Confession, gave his life for the sake of the truth of God. Before he took his glorious, blessed place under the altar (Rev. 6:9), he penned a letter to his wife of seven years, saying his farewell. Facing death by hanging, the world knows nothing of the […]

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The Issue at Hand

The Belgic Confession of Faith, being a confession, begins with a heart-shattering confession of faith that ought to bring us to our knees. “We all believe with the heart, and confess with the mouth, that there is one only simple and spiritual Being, which we call God” (Art. 1). The article continues with a description […]

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Holding Fast this Foundation

Outright hostility to a creed does not appear out of nowhere. Such hostility can be seen in a letter that was published in a Reformed magazine earlier this year. Writing in response to an article that encouraged commemoration of the Canons of Dordt, the letter writer stated that “The 400th anniversary would be an excellent […]

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The Belgic Lightning Bolt

  Great events in the history of the church are bolts of lightning from heaven.  But they do not strike out of a clear, blue sky on a sunny day.  They flash from storm clouds and are forecast by a darkening day.  Such was the case with the writing, and adoption as a Reformed creed, […]

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