A Plea for a New Confession

Monday, 01 May 2017

Between 1559 and 1561, while hiding from Spanish troops who sought to arrest and make a martyr of him for the sake of the gospel, Guy de Bres (1522–67) wrote a confession of faith, which we know as the Belgic Confession (1561). Among the more remarkable aspects of the story is that the French Confession (1559), composed with input from Calvin himself, had just been adopted by the French churches, and de Bres cribbed from and modified it to suit his purposes. That de Bres wrote a confession so shortly after the adoption of the French Confession is remarkable, because it is ...

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