The Second Helvetic Confession (Latin: Confessio Helvetica posterior) was written by Bullinger in and revised in as a private exercise. It came to the. The Second Helvetic Confession was written in by Heinrich Bullinger ( ), whose life we considered in our previous article. A discussion on the Second Helvetic Confession of Faith. A source of information for deeper understanding of religious subjects.

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We therefore acknowledge that there is original sin in all men, and that all other sins, whether mortal or venial, also the unpardonable sin against the Holy Ghost, spring from this same source. Now the works which we do by faith are vonfession to God and are helvteic by him.

Cofnession using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But when at the instigation of the serpent and by his own fault he abandoned goodness and righteousness, he became subject to sin, death and various calamities. The First Helvetic Confession was deemed too short, and the Zurich Confession ofthe Zurich Consensus ofand the Geneva Consensus of touched only the articles of the Lord’s Supper and predestination.

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We reject traditions which contradict the Scriptures, though they may claim to be apostolical. Again, “I am writing these instructions to you,” says the apostle to Timothy, “So that you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God,” etc.

The promises were partly temporal, partly spiritual and eternal. Servants through whom you cohfession, as the Lord assigned to each. Therefore, Christ is the perfecting of the law and our fulfilment of it Rom. Retrieved from ” https: And in The Acts of the Apostles the apostle states: Therefore, the history delineated by the four Evangelists and explaining how these things were done or fulfilled by Christ, what things Christ taught and did, and that those who believe in him have all fulness, is rightly called the Gospel.


But we have confrssion above that the law of God, which is his will, prescribes for us the pattern of good works.

For the Lord has plainly declared: Upon the whole, the Second Helvetic Confession, as to theological merit, occupies the first rank among the Reformed Confessions, while in practical usefulness it is surpassed by the Heidelberg and Westminster Shorter Catechisms, and in logical clearness and precision by the Westminster Confession, which is a product of a later age, and of the combined learning and wisdom of English and Scotch Calvinism.

Latest from Cammenga, Ronald L. This Church is called the house of the living God 1 Tim. Therefore, the first beginning, institution, and office of ministers is a most ancient arrangement of God himself, and not a new one of men.

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Moreover, the Lord abundantly shows that we receive Christ by faith, in John, ch. And John said in the Gospel: Yet from all these people there was and is one fellowship, one salvation in the one Messiah; in whom, as members of one body under one Head, all united together in the same faith, partaking also of the same spiritual food and drink.


Who would not be made sorrowful by the loss of such and so great a man, and so excellent a friend? But otherwise we know confesssion all the creatures of God are good Gen. The tales about the souls of the departed appearing to the living and requesting their services for deliverance we judge to be mockeries or deceptions of the devil.

Surely in the new covenant of Christ there is no longer any such priesthood as was under the ancient people; which had an external anointing, holy garments, and very many ceremonies which were types of Christ, who abolished them all by this coming and fulfilling them. This all the pious do, but they trust in Christ alone and not in their own works. But we acknowledge that innocent simplicity may be more useful than haughty learning.

The Second Helvetic Confession

Nevertheless, there ought to be proper discipline among ministers. By the gospel promises the fathers obtained salvation in Christ. Skip to main content.

It is the first person pronoun that is made use of, but specifically the first person plural. God overrules these divisions for his glory and for the illustration of truth.

Of Sacred and Ecclesiastical Assemblies. For the apostle shows in I Cor.